Amelia Island Foodie News: Karen Miller Publishes Book, “Succotash Dreams”

Karen Miller, who has catered many of Amelia Island’s most prestigious events (formerly of Old South Yankee Gourmet), has published a book of short stories and recipes. She also bakes a variety of pies for local farmer’s market, the “Fernandina Beach Market Place” located downtown on Saturday mornings 9 am to 1 pm.

NASSAU COUNTY: Banner Year For Wildflowers in Northeast Florida

Beautiful surprises are blooming in local landscapes thanks to recent rains. The pretty pink wildflower, Rosegentian, attract bees, butterflies and birds. On Amelia Island, venture into Egans Creek Greenway in Fernandina Beach to see this lovely wildflower growing in abundance along the trail near the Hickory Street entrance bridge.

REAL ESTATE DIGEST: Housing Market News, Northeast Florida & Statewide

POSITIVE HOUSING MARKET NEWS: Residential real estate sales data in northeast Florida (Jacksonville MSA) indicates closings are up 20% (year-to year comparison), median home prices are up 20% and overall inventory is down 30% (a 4.4 months supply on the market).

Amelia Island Popular Facebook Photos: Evening in Fernandina

Amelia Island Living & Travel posts lots of photos on FACEBOOK. Featured here, a sampling of popular photos as “liked” by our Facebook fans. Take a look at a few evening scenes in Fernandina’s downtown historic district.

“Nights of Lights” Holiday Festival. A Bright Idea For Downtown Fernandina?

Imagine this: white lights outline and silhouette the historic city of Fernandina Beach from the ground to the rooftops. Pipe in holiday music (by reactivating the in-ground sound system) and you have a winter wonderland — without the snow, along historic Centre Street. Read more about an idea for a holiday festival featuring glowing lights on downtown buildings.