FESTIVE FERNANDINA: Holiday Highlights, Amelia Island

This small barrier island with a big heart at its “Centre” — the historic corridor of downtown Fernandina Beach — combines special events with its endearing small-town ambiance, for a cozy coastal experience every Christmas season.

Florida Housing Market: Rising Home Sales and Prices 3Q 2014

Closed sales of single-family homes in the Sunshine State during the 3Q 2014 were up 7.6 percent over the 3Q 2013 figure. Florida leads the nation in housing cash sales during the 3Q 2014, with a higher percentage of cash sales than any other state.

Florida Gardening: Grow Rutabaga in Winter

Rutabaga is a cool season vegetable, which means it grows best in the winter in Florida. Garden Talk Q & A, Nassau County Florida Extension.

REAL ESTATE NEWS: Amelia Island & Nassau County, Florida

Locally, the volume of home sales in Nassau County, Florida increased over the past year, as did prices. On Amelia Island, new subdivisions will be coming onto the market this year.

Honoring Veterans, Fernandina Parade & Fort Clinch History of the American Solider

The annual Veterans Day Parade is 11 am on Saturday, Nov. 8th in downtown Fernandina. Fort Clinch State Park also salutes vets with “History of the American Soldier,” tribute.

Florida Amendment 1, Critical Conservation Vote

One of the important decisions registered Florida voters will be making election day is Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Legacy Conservation Amendment. Be informed and choose wisely, Floridians.

Be Careful Mixing Herbs & Oil! Gardening News

Garlic, vegetables or herbs in an oil mixture may support growth of bacteria so these oils should be made fresh (and leftovers must be refrigerated and used within three days). Want to learn about kitchen composting?

Fitness Retreat: Amelia Island’s “Biggest Loser” Resort

The Villas at Amelia Island Plantation is the newest national location of “The Biggest Loser” Resort, a workout and weight loss program branded after the popular NBC television series.