Historic Centre Street’s “old” post office in downtown Fernandina was slated to close August 10, 2013. However, appeals were filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission. The Italian Renaissance Revival-style building, circa 1912, is in need of major renovation.
In Fernandina Beach, a widely used term or expression has originated from City Hall, “mandricked.” It is associated with the painstaking process that new businesses must go through to receive final approval from the city to open their doors. Read more by Steve Nicklas.
Where’s a good place to go for a special frozen treat on Amelia Island? When in the downtown historic district, there’s one corner, a sweet spot, home to Fernandina’s Fantastic Fudge. Hard to miss, it’s usually busy year round with people flowing out to the sidewalk. But on sultry summer evenings it’s a buzzing hub of activity.
Imagine this: white lights outline and silhouette the historic city of Fernandina Beach from the ground to the rooftops. Pipe in holiday music (by reactivating the in-ground sound system) and you have a winter wonderland — without the snow, along historic Centre Street. Read more about an idea for a holiday festival featuring glowing lights on downtown buildings.
Fernandina is celebrating half a century of the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival May 3-5, 2013 on Amelia Island in northeast Florida. It’s “The Year of the Golden Shrimp” as 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary. Note this year the change in schedule of the Shrimp Festival Parade. It’s been moved to take place the week before the Festival on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11 am. Pablo Cruise is the headliner band this year playing Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm on the river.
A well-known symbol of Budweiser, the Clydesdale horses will visit Fernandina on November 16, 2012.
The makeover of the Old Dinghy Club building on the Fernandina Beach waterfront rivals the work of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. The final product, The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, is something that is good and appealing for downtown Fernandina Beach. Entrepreneurs Al Waldis and T.J. Pelletier invested private money into a dream endeavor that has success written all over it. Fernandina Beach needs more projects like this.
Enjoy the change of seasons and upcoming festivals, concerts, and Amelia Island’s coastal nature. It’s a great time to be outdoors — biking, hiking, and golfing.