Politics Aside, History Made in Fernandina

How often has a United States VP candidate — or presidential, for that matter — visited Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida? Reportedly never, until this week. Folks gathered Monday, October 29, 2012 at Main Beach Park on the seaside lawn to watch history in the making on this little barrier island at the Florida-Georgia border. Read more about Congressman Paul Ryan’s visit.

Florida October Gardening: Free Plant Clinics, Peacock Gingers, Beets

Get expert help from gardening gurus at Nassau County, Florida Extension. Free October 2012 “Plant Clinics” to diagnose your problems and provide solutions. Read gardening Q & A about Peacock Gingers, growing beets this fall, and lawn weeds.

Top of Housing Market: Amelia Island Beach Home $6.1 Million

A published report revealed the top 50 houses in Northeast Florida based upon their assessed/market value. Most of them are clustered along the Atlantic Ocean between Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach (and farther south beyond Palm Valley). However, at the top of the list is an Amelia Island Plantation oceanfront home with price tag of $6.1 million.