20th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

The grandest event of the year on Amelia Island is the Concours d’Elegance.

Celebrity Chef Opening “Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen” in Fernandina

New Fernandina restaurant, Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen, will feature “Seasonal Southern neighborhood dining” plus international cuisine by celebrity Chef Kenny Gilbert (of BRAVO’s “Restaurant Wars” Top Chef challenge).

Florida Gardening Crash Course, Attract Bluebirds, Rose Class

Newcomers to Florida can take 2-day seminar to learn about local landscaping & gardening. Also, classes on attracting bluebirds (build a house), roses, and plant clinic.

“All About Money,” New Book by Steve Nicklas, Financial Advisor

Local financial advisor and columnist Steve Nicklas has published a book of some of his favorite columns from the last 20 years. Book signing at Fernandina’s Books Plus January 23, 2015.

Tourism-Driven Industries Should Reap Benefits of Low Oil Prices

Since North Florida emphasizes tourism, things should be looking up here as oil prices have dropped sharply.

Amelia Island Nature: Green, Black- and Yellow-Crowned Night Herons

Green Herons can be spotted occasionally in Egans Greenway on Amelia Island (the American Birding Association’s “Bird of the Year” 2015). Other special sightings are the Black-crowned and Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.

Bike Trail Triumph, Pension Probe & Tebow Return To NFL?

The power of one can compound into an infinite number. There is no better example than Phil Scanlan’s tireless efforts to connect the dots of the East Coast Greenway bike trail through Nassau County, Florida. The Timucuan Trail Segment 3 is nearing completion, connecting Big Talbot Island to Amelia Island.

Avoid Chinch Bug Explosion With Too Much Lawn Fertilizer

A little fertilizer can perk up a lawn as spring arrives, but homeowners who overdo it may find they’ve ignited a population explosion of Southern chinch bugs. Also learn about Crown-of-Thorns and Cardboard Plant.