This small barrier island with a big heart at its “Centre” — the historic corridor of downtown Fernandina Beach — combines special events with its endearing small-town ambiance, for a cozy coastal experience every Christmas season.
Funky brew pubs are forming in North Florida as quickly as a foamy head on a freshly poured beer. A new microbrewery plus a new distillery will be opening in downtown Fernandina Beach later this year.
Two Columbus ships of the famous trio, the Nina and Pinta, are scheduled to sail into historic Fernandina Beach. These floating museums will be available for public tour March 21-24, 2014.
A recent News-Leader article addressed the recent closings of O’Kane’s Irish Pub and other restaurants and stores on Fernandina’s Centre Street. Some respondents countered by pointing to a rosy shade of the picture — that several new restaurants and stores had opened, or remodeled.
October is ideal for outdoor activities. Top events are Jazz & Wine Festivals, classic car show, Florida/Georgia football.
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.