Downtown Fernandina Beach Density Change…not quite what you think.

I’m going to weigh in on something the City of Fernandina Beach is considering. Opposing points of view seem to be charged, to say the least, but I think I might be able to add perspective. First, as a disclaimer, I work in Downtown Historic Fernandina Beach and own one of the buildings. I’m also […]

Foresight, Not Hindsight…Wrecking Takes Less Skill

Nursing home on Atlantic….12 months to build, 2 weeks to demolish

What is a leader? Leadership is making hard decisions and having unpopular discussions, when needed. There are always people willing to demean a leader or stand on the sidelines, pontificating…”Ohhh…where are the leaders…our town is going straight down the toilet!”. Pointing fingers at […]

Off-Site Parking Agreements and Impact to Development

I’m aware of at least one re-development paused after the recent discussions surrounding Slider’s parking, leased or rented in order to permit an expansion in the past. In the past, the City of Fernandina has allowed development requiring parking to proceed, if an agreement to use nearby parking can be reached with other owners. These […]

Giant Florida Tomato Plant Towers Over 2 Story Florida Building!

This plant, growing out of an old building on 4th Street in Fernandina, towers over the building in the background. I think I have a green thumb, but this plant is growing out of a crack between the sidewalk and building….in February! I’m wondering if it will last long enough to bear fruit.

Angles and […]

Post Matthew

Growing list of tips…

Watch Nassau EM on Facebook or Twitter…you will see current updates there.  If you map trips with a smartphone, Apple mapping and others show traffic and trip times based on real time. It color codes routes to show when the delay is shorter or roads are less blocked.    I’m posting […]

Purpose of Code Enforcement and Building Code

Equal and fair is the perception everyone should always have, when you ask about code enforcement. At every level, the fairness of any citation and the absolute equality of enforcement should be beyond reproach. There should never be a suspicion of “different” treatment for anyone and, in turn, this leads to respect for local government.

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Multiple Vehicle Crash A1A

I have no idea what caused the wreck, but ….well, lot of chips on the road and one lucky pickup!  The falling truck barely missed crushing the cab and, I’m sure, the driver.   Looking at fatality and fault statistics, it is worth driving defensively around large trucks, with a far more difficult time stopping or […]

Old Fashioned Service

Thriving for as long as I can remember….great hardware stores never die.

Definitely a contractor’s place to find anything missing on a job. Running out of wall space for “best of the best” awards.

There aren’t many places you can find old-fashioned service and everything….down to a single mail. Amelia Island Paint and […]

IO Moth Caterpillar

My son picked this up and managed to “maybe” enjoy a sting a few minutes ago. It really is worth reading the information on poisonous caterpillars in Florida.

 

 

IO Moth Caterpillar taken on 8 30 14 by Landon Boner

 

“Pale green with yellow and red stripes. Often exceeds 2″ in […]

#1 Reason to Choose Amelia Island?

Restaurants?

Events?

People?

No, I think we all know most people choose to live here, at least initially, for the beach.  This is a typical shot at 7AM at my favorite beach access.  Every day is a little different, but the view is always worth the walk or short drive.  At less than 3 […]