Shrimp Festival May 1-3, 2015 in Fernandina

BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR: Parade, pirates, fireworks, shrimp, art show, concerts, Kids Fun Zone, festive atmosphere. BONUS: Perfect weather forecast.

Florida Reaping Benefits From North’s Harsh Winter

Florida is emerging as a winner from a tough winter in the north. The harsher the winters, the greater the flow of people visiting Florida and moving here. Warm trumps cold.

Go Wild For Shrimp From U.S. Waters

America has a huge appetite for shrimp, the nation’s No. 1 seafood. U.S. “wild-caught” shrimp is Consumer Reports’ top choice in the marketplace. Shrimp buyers beware, read about shrimp quality and safety issues.

Get Rid of Lubber Grasshoppers, “Eating Machines”

Nassau County, Florida Extension recommends getting rid of eastern lubber grasshoppers, described as “eating machines.” They like just about anything green.