Shrimp Festival Parade 2013 …. Locals


Locals enjoy the parade….enjoyed taking pictures of friends watching and surprised by the huge turnout. 


What to do when tenants leave drugs?

After considering the potential legal issues and the actual appearance of the abandoned items, the smartest course of action was simply a call to NCSO. A bag with about 50 unidentified white pills, straw, black residue on knives, loose pills….

Always contact local law enforcement and make a point of disposing legally. Under […]

Big “T” at T-Rays….Best Hamburger in Florida

Well, if a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll just stop here.  Just a massive burger with grilled onions on a fresh bun…steak fries, melted cheese and a glass of sweet tea….and this wasn’t even the special yesterday. 

The special is just that….  I think the special this day was fried chicken with […]

Bright Morning on Amelia Island

If you want unique seating and an imaginative menu, try the courtyard for breakfast. The coffee was excellent under wisteria and grape arbor.

Urban Spoon Review

103 S Third Street, Fernandina Beach, FL


2.9 million for front street rehabilitation 767,500 for extending Alachua to Front Street 1.4 million for waterfront parks New Library $614,000 Centre Street improvements…51,250

What do I really find distasteful?  The loan.  I believe in improving the town.  If you think I’m against preserving and improving the town, you’re mistaken.  My goal is to […]

Brick Bulges Away from Building on North 4th Street….

This appears to be a masonry problem, but from appearances, may involve the roofline, interior if water is leaking and the window.  Patty Cakes Bakery lost space for a few tables to avoid the potential for falling brick…I assume.  See the crack along the window and the bulging area below and just above the awning?  […]

Composite Bat Moratorium…and the Big News…Will the Red Sox Legacy Continue?….

Babe Ruth Baseball is in full swing here on Amelia Island with the drama beginning early this year.  David Kear and Aaron Sweatt will be leading the team… with nearly 100% of the qualifying players returning, I hear batting practice is starting early with some very unusual training locations secured by Coach Kear.   The question […]

What we need in the future and why does anyone want to live on Amelia Island?

My family and I took the time this weekend to visit a planned community in Central Florida.  My wife’s aunt is considering a move and instead of Amelia Island, they chose a planned community that looks like a more modern Amelia Island.  I’m not quite in the target market, so in a way I understand…in […]

Deli, General Store or Pub?

Centre Street needs variety.  I visited the new General Store this morning with a friend for coffee and a breakfast biscuit.    The coffee was good and breakfast sandwich is good.  The sandwich comes in easily at #1 or #2 on the island, but I don’t think this is the best thing about the General Store.  […]

Pain Clinics? Perhaps worth a proactive stance?

The original headline here caught my attention.  Years ago I spent many weekends surfing Playalinda. (you drive through Titusville to reach Playalinda)  Pain is a problem, but taking medication is meant to manage pain temporarily.  My wife and I , during short hospital stays,  were shocked by the way pain medication is sometimes offered repeatedly […]