The grandest event of the year on Amelia Island is the Concours d’Elegance.
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).
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.
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.
Since North Florida emphasizes tourism, things should be looking up here as oil prices have dropped sharply.
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.
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.
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.