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Marketplace Spring

Are Fernandina Beach City Officials Representing Residents?

Fernandina Beach residents have been left to wonder if city officials are representing them. Time and again, city officials – both elected and unelected – make dodgy decisions threatening our idyllic lifestyle here.

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Autumn Beaches Marketplace

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 […]

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Downtown Topics Marketplace

Fernandina Explores Florida Main Street Program For Downtown

The city of Fernandina Beach is exploring the Florida Main Street program with its unique formula for economic vitality, a potentially powerful development tool for the downtown historic district.

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Marketplace Winter

Fernandina Beach, Microcosm of Nation’s Capital

Fernandina Beach is removed from the bustle of big towns, but offers a unique vantage point. You see, the tiny town has a front-row seat to the political zaniness in Washington, D.C. The same political dysfunction is occurring here — a microcosm of the nation’s capital. Read opinion column by Steve Nicklas.