Amelia Island Kayaking

See what it’s like to take a guided kayaking tour in the salt marsh around the Amelia Island area (2-minute video), a fun outdoor adventure to experience coastal nature.

Fernandina’s Fantastic Fudge Attracts Crowds on Sultry Summer Evenings, Historic Centre Street

Where’s a good place to go for a special frozen treat on Amelia Island? When in the downtown historic district, there’s one corner, a sweet spot, home to Fernandina’s Fantastic Fudge. Hard to miss, it’s usually busy year round with people flowing out to the sidewalk. But on sultry summer evenings it’s a buzzing hub of activity.

Northeast Florida Attracting Corporations, Lifestyle Pleasing Executives

When Deutsche Bank opened its offices in Jacksonville several years ago and established trading capabilities, they enticed traders on their New York City desks to relocate here. They promised these traders that they could return after completing their commitment. So how many of the 40 traders opted to return to New York City? None. They prefer the lifestyle and natural amenities (weather, beaches, lack of congestion, etc.) in North Florida — and the lower taxes.

Tracking Turtles: Amelia Island’s 2013 Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Sea Turtle Watch volunteers monitor Amelia Island’s beaches daily, mark new nests, and record data after the nests have hatched. Watch a sea turtle nest excavation, a wonderful learning experience.

Amelia Island Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off. BBQ & Bands at the Beach

The Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off happening at Main Beach in Fernandina August 23-24, 2013, is a free admission, 2-day BBQ competition featuring six bands and performers. Boston’s former lead singer, Fran Cosmo, is the headline performer this year. Tasty BBQ from competitors available for purchase.

FLORIDA GARDENING: Buttonbush, Growing Almonds, and Pesky “No-see’ums”

Buttonbush is a native plant which occurs in swamps, ponds, and stream banks throughout Florida. Almond trees, Prunis dulcis, prefer warm, dry summers and we have hot, humid summers here in Northeast Florida. Learn more about gardening and landscaping topics from the experts at Nassau County Extension.

Nassau County, Florida $12 Million Budget Hole

Balancing the Nassau County budget is a difficult undertaking this year. In future years, as property values rebound, the task will become much easier. But for now, it will take a gravedigger’s skill to fill in a gaping $12 million hole. Read more by Steve Nicklas…

Amelia Island Celebrates 4th of July, 2013: Family-Oriented, “Old-Fashioned” Holiday Weekend Events

Fourth of July holiday weekend 2013 on Amelia offers lots of fun things to do around the island to celebrate this summer holiday with friends and family. Watch fireworks on Thursday, July 4, 2013 either downtown in Fernandina at the riverfront or on the southend beachfront. Also happening over the holiday weekend 2013 is the Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival at Central Park, Sounds on Centre free concert downtown, and “Living History” re-enactments at Fort Clinch State Park.