Oil Spill Impact to Amelia Island Beaches Negligible

Even if the oil spreads to the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf Stream is 60 miles from Amelia Island shoreline. Therefore, impact to beaches would be negligible, even in worst-case scenario.

Fernandina Beach Harbor: Welcoming Port For Seafaring Visitors

Fernandina Beach is the gateway to Florida on the water for mariners heading south (Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Mile 716). Westrec Marinas took over marina operations in 2010.

Economic Indicators Point to Recovery, Albeit Slow

Believe it or not, through the headwinds, economic indicators (such as hiring) are pointing toward recovery — albeit at a slow pace. No matter what the talking head on TV tells you.

Silent Government Taxes: “Silence is Golden”

Silence is golden, as the adage goes. For government, it couldn’t be truer — and silence could not be more golden. Lucrative silent taxes are popping up on the federal, state and local levels like blooms on azaleas.