Trail Blazers, Quality of Life and Local Growth

Editor’s note: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insight on various topics in Marketplace column. __STEVE’S MARKETPLACE__ A movie is playing at the local B&B Theatre about a famous black musician who blazed trails of tolerance through the south in the 1960s. Little did I know, but sitting next to me during the […]

Nassau County Tax Rate Hike Despite Property Values Zooming

Editor’s note: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insight on various topics in Marketplace column. ___STEVE’S MARKETPLACE___ Things aren’t always the way they seem. But sometimes they are. If it seems your property taxes went up this year, it’s because they did. Despite a period of almost unmatched prosperity, with the Nassau County […]

Local Property Values, Market Outlook

Editor’s note: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insight on various topics in Marketplace column. ___STEVE’S MARKETPLACE___ If your home is the biggest investment you’ll make, then homeowners on Amelia Island are savvy investors. Local property values are near or have reached the peak of 10 years ago (by many accounts) – prior […]

Right Whale News & 2019 Festival

The North Atlantic right whale season is November through March around the Florida-Georgia border. Adult females of this endangered species give birth off this region’s shores and nurse their calves.

What Drives Florida’s Meteoric Growth?

Editor’s note: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insight on various topics in Marketplace column. ___STEVE’S MARKETPLACE___ Florida’s meteoric growth is being driven by imports – of people, businesses, industries. Just look around Nassau County as an example. Neighborhoods are popping up like kernels of popcorn at the comfortable B&B Amelia 7 Theatre. […]

Amelia Concours Cars & Coffee 2019

Cars & Coffee at the Concours will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at The Golf Club of Amelia Island (9 am to 1 pm). This display of over 400 vintage, exotic and collectible vehicles from car clubs attracts thousands of attendees. Free To Public Cars & Coffee at the Concours is free for spectators. […]