Amelia Island Restaurant News

Editor’s note: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insight on various topics in Marketplace column. ___STEVE’S MARKETPLACE___ Amelia Island Dining Scene A merry-go-round of Amelia Island restaurants continues to spin, with new establishments climbing on and others getting thrown off. The latest restaurant to depart the wheel of fortune/misfortune is longtime favorite Barbara […]

The Slippery Slope of Paid Beach Parking

Editor’s note: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insight on various topics in Marketplace column. ___STEVE’S MARKETPLACE___ Pay-To-Play A proposal from Fernandina Beach officials to charge for parking at the city’s beaches has encountered an icy reception. It is a slippery slope. A majority of commissioners essentially wants to charge visitors to use […]

Georgia-Florida Football Fandom

Like swarms of swallows migrating, Florida-Georgia football fans flock to northeast Florida each year for a Southern showdown. An autumn tradition as reliable as the tides, a wave of football fans washes into Fernandina’s bars, beach homes and hotels.

Beautiful Moth & Savannah Grass

University of Florida/IFAS Extension Director for Nassau County, Rebecca Jordi, provides expertise and tips about landscaping and gardening in northeast Florida. QUESTION: I would like to plant a different kind of ornamental grass in an area of my yard. Any ideas? KM JORDI: We are trying out a new ornamental grass called Savannah ruby grass, […]

10 Fall Landscaping Tips For Floridians

University of Florida/IFAS Extension Director for Nassau County, Rebecca Jordi, provides expertise and tips about landscaping and gardening in northeast Florida. How To Get Landscape Ready For Fall 1.  Cut down milkweed (especially the multi-colored Mexican variety – Asclepias curassavica) plants in October because we want the monarchs to move south for the winter. You […]

Cumberland Island Fall Ferry Schedule

The ferry service from St. Marys, Georgia to Cumberland Island National Seashore during fall season runs 7 days a week from October 1st through November 30, 2018. It’s a 45 minute ferry ride over to the island. (Also read related article, “Cumberland Island Tourist Tips.”) Fall Ferry Times The ferry to Cumberland Island departs St. […]

Don’t Add Soil On Top Of Tree Roots

University of Florida/IFAS Extension Director for Nassau County, Rebecca Jordi, answers questions, provides expertise and tips about landscaping and gardening in northeast Florida. Garden Talk Q & A QUESTION: I added about 12 inches of soil around my house and on top of my trees. I lost several pine trees within a few days. Is […]