Amelia Island Georgia-Florida Football Weekend 2014

An annual tradition, college football fans flock to Amelia Island for one of the South’s biggest rivalries, the Georgia Bulldogs vs. the Florida Gators. Check out the festivities, enter sweepstakes for chance to win “Gridiron Getaway contest.”

The Middle Class: China’s Game-Changing Demographics

China boasts 350 million middle-class citizens (the same size of the entire U.S. population). 100 million Chinese traveled outside their country this year and spent an astounding $7,500 per person, per trip, the highest in the world.

Nectar Gardening For Butterflies and Bees. Bi-Annual Plant Sale.

Learn about the importance of pollinators — bees, butterflies & beetles. Opportunity to take home “do-it-yourself” make & take bee houses. Also, don’t miss Nassau County Extension’s bi-annual plant sale.

Horseshoe Crabs Are Life-Saving Medical Miracle

The horseshoe crabs’ blue blood has been called a “medical miracle,” and the “biomedical equivalent of gold.” One quart of horseshoe crab blood is reportedly worth $15,000.

Amelia Island Makes List of America’s Quirkiest Towns

Commonly called “quaint,” Amelia Island, Florida has a new “Q” word — “quirky.” According to Travel & Leisure magazine, “America’s Top Quirkiest Towns” were chosen for their “vibrant Main streets, coffee bars and eco-friendly vibe.”

Amelia Island Coastal Cleanup, Give A Helping Hand

FERNANDINA BEACH — Join neighbors and others around the world to help cleanup the coast by volunteering an hour or more on September 20, 2014 (activity runs from 9 am till noon). There are three beach locations on Amelia Island, Florida for volunteers to meet during this worldwide event.

American Beach Museum on Amelia Island

Florida’s tallest sand dune is preserved on Amelia Island. The story of American Beach, a dune called Nana, and “the Beach Lady” who helped preserve the area will be told by the American Beach Museum. Celebrating its Grand Opening September 6, 2014, visitors can learn more about this historic African-American community.

Nassau Property Values Up, Inventory Down, Drones

Strong sales activity has helped stabilize the local real estate market by reducing inventory and shifting the market from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market in some price ranges. Nassau County’s value increase is directly related to supply and demand economics and historically low interest rates.