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 […]

Trolleys, Tourism and Distilleries….Natural Combination?

I can imagine the same kind of arrangement here on Amelia Island in the historic district, currently taking shape in St. Augustine.  Trolleys might move tourists from one part of the island to another….stopping at key logical tourist destinations.   Waterfront downtown, Main Beach, Sadler Road near Sliders, Publix, The Ritz and Omni AIP might […]

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 […]