Brewery Space Takes Shape

O’Kanes before work began…date unknown.

The trend in Fernandina is moving in the same direction. We’ve had our share of local micro breweries, but the brew pub and more tourist-friendly version, designed to be light, open and offer a view of the process will soon be complete. The entry will be open, light and […]

Marlin & Barrel Grand Opening….or Pre-Ribbon Cutting


I’m looking forward to more diverse businesses opening here on the island.  Fernandina’s time under eight different flags and even the pirare or two in our history is a perfect mix for an island rum distillery.  A surprising group of people showed up for the “pre-ribbon cutting” event.    If the crowd is any […]

Fort Clinch State Park to Bosque Bello Cemetery

One of the most overlooked…..BIG……attractions on Amelia Island is located at the far north end of the island, through an unassuming entrance on Atlantic Avenue.  Fort Clinch is home to the best mountain biking trail in the area, nature walks, the longest fishing pier in Northeast Florida and Fort Clinch.  I remember sneaking into the […]

Pirate Homecoming Game @FBHS

The Fernandina Beach Pirates football team lost Friday’s home non-conference game against West Nassau by a score of 43-26, but it was still a great time.  Homecoming, band, watching the oldest make four trips to the concession and completely miss noticing a girl notice him….  It’s so much more fun to watch, when you […]

Self-Defense Seminar Benefitting the Fernandina Beach Library October 4th

This seminar should be informative, but will also be taught by a very experienced instructor.  Beyond the international study of aikido and years of time as an instructor, Dan Kelly is a retired US Marshall and far, far more experienced than most  ordinary “self defense” instructors.  This is worth a look, for a good cause […]


Remember….all beach supplies are to be removed at the end of each day.  Unattended chairs, umbrellas or cabanas are not to be left on the beach at night and should be packed up at the end of your day.  Turtle nesting is serious business.  Interfering with the only opportunity a female turtle has to reach […]

Weekend Plans…..Shrimp Festival on Amelia Island

Downtown Fernandina Beach, called the “Heart of Amelia Island” by locals, is the place to be this weekend.  With food, art, parades, beauty contests, concerts and more, you don’t want to miss a truly great event.  Parking and access is easiest at the Fernandina Beach High School on Citrona Drive.  Just park and take the […]