…about the author.

I am a native Amelia Islander. This blog began as a way to write about a specific environmental concern and find an outlet for, I hope, positive ideas. Eventually the topics became more varied and cover anything from a new restaurant, to tax incentives for green construction.

Thanks for reading!

Edward E. Boner

  • Vote YES on Fernandina Beach City Charter change: An Opinion
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 20, 2014 11:09 a.m. During a Special Meeting held on August 25, 2014, an affirmative vote of 4 Fernandina Beach City Commissioners (Commissioner Johnny Miller was absent), approved a modified … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Beach City Commission Candidate Forum: Differences Emerge
    Submitted by Adam Kaufman Legal Analyst Filling in for Suanne Z. Thamm October 19, 2014 12:30 a.m. The candidates for the two seats on the City Commission to be filled this November appeared in City Hall Chambers at the invitation … Continue reading →
  • Amelia Island revealed . . .
    Submitted by Carollee Adams October 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. Editor’s Note: Carollee Adams moved to Fernandina Beach from Naples, Florida in 1991. She was a member of the opening team when the Ritz Carlton came to Amelia Island. Three years … Continue reading →
  • Don Parker’s “Food for Thought” – A Culinary Adventure
    Submitted by Emily Carmain October 18, 2014 1:00 p.m. What do you do with 60 years worth of great recipes gathered from all over the country and abroad? If you’re a writer as well as a chef, you put the … Continue reading →
  • Get Festive on Amelia Island with Santa, Snow, Cookies, More
    Amelia Island Tourism and Development Submitted by Katharina Lane Hayworth Public Relations October October 18, 2014 11:00 a.m. Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island allows visitors to get festive with a season of delightful events in November, December and January. Guests can … Continue reading →
  • Free workshop on plaster repair in historic homes
    Press Release Submitted by Amelia Island Museum of History October 18, 2014 8:00 a.m.
  • Open House at FSCJ’s Betty P. Cook Nassau Center
    Submitted Press Release October 17, 2014 5:00 p.m. Florida State College at Jacksonville is hosting an open house at the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center in the Lewis “Red” Bean Technical Center.  Attendees will learn about the Air Traffic Control, … Continue reading →
  • Local Sierra Club endorses Crist
    Submitted Press Release Julie Ferreira Chairperson Nassau County Sierra Club October 17, 2014 11:37 a.m. The Florida Sierra Club is engaged in an independent campaign to urge members and environmental supporters of Florida to vote for Charlie Crist. In doing … Continue reading →
  • Littleberry Farm is not a berry farm
    Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter October 16, 2014 5:05 p.m. Editor’s Note:  The Friends of the Library will be hosting a fundraising event at Littleberry Farms on October 25 at 5:00 p.m.  There will be music by the O.C. … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Observer Candidate Forum – Tonight 7:00 p.m.
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger October 16, 2014 10:06 a.m. The Fernandina Observer Candidate Forum will take place this evening, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at the corner of S. 2nd and Ash Streets. The … Continue reading →
  • Section of State Road A1A To Be Dedicated To Fallen Deputies
    State Representative Janet Adkins, Sheriff Bill Leeper, representatives from FDOT and others will hold a designation ceremony, designating a section of State Road A1A between I-95 and Stratton Road in Nassau County to the memory of Nassau County Sheriffs that have lost their lives in the call of duty.  The ceremony will take place at […]
  • The NCEDB Appoints Tom Sweetser, RockTenn General Manager To Its Board Of Directors
    The Nassau County Economic Development (NCEDB), a local nonprofit corporation committed to preserving and increasing job availability and encouraging economic growth and vitality in Nassau County, announced today Tom Sweetser, general manager for RockTenn and a Nassau County resident has been selected to serve on the organization’s board of directors. Tom joined RockTenn in April […]
  • The Nassau County Economic Development Board Appoints Roger Rassman To Its Board Of Directors
    The Nassau County Economic Development (NCEDB), a non-profit corporation, announced today Roger Rassman, vice president of marketing for Community First Credit Union and a Nassau County resident has been selected to serve on the organization’s board of directors.  Rassman replaces former board member Leah Jennings, who recently joined the NCEDB as director of workforce development. […]
  • Laura DiBella Appointed As The NCEDB’s New Executive Director
    The Nassau County Economic Development Board (NCEDB), a local nonprofit corporation committed to encouraging economic growth and vitality in Nassau County, announced today that Laura DiBella has been appointed as the new Executive Director effective October 1, 2014.  She replaces Steve Rieck, who retires from seven years of service with the NCEDB.  In her new […]
  • Leadership….What Does It Mean?
    I have to admit, I was skeptical to apply for Leadership Nassau.  I’ve lived here since 2002 and work for the Nassau County Economic Development Board, a local non-profit corporation.  I thought, “What more can I learn about Nassau County?” as my job entails me to know and learn the inter-workings of the County.  “How […]
  • FDOT Lane Closures for Nassau County
    The FDOT released the lane closures for the week of September 13-19, 2014 for Nassau County. U.S. 17 from the Duval County line to I-95 Nighttime lane closures from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday for work on the roadway shoulders and repaving. State Road 200 (A1A) from Still Quarters Road to Rubin Davis […]
  • The New Face of Manufacturing in Nassau County – A Forum Hosted by the Nassau County Economic Development Board
    The notepads used by today’s students are digital, but how they are crafted is the message local educators and manufacturers want them to know.   Creating an awareness of modern-day technology and how to prepare the students of Nassau County for careers in advanced manufacturing was the focus of a recent forum hosted by the Nassau […]
  • Aleida Socarras of Florida Public Utilities Joins the NCEDB Board of Directors
    The Nassau County Economic Development Board (NCEDB), a non-profit corporation, announced today Aleida Socarras, Director of Marketing and Sales at Florida Public Utilities (FPU) has been selected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. Ms. Socarras replaces former Board member Mark Cutshaw, also with FPU. The NCEDB was formed in 1995 as a public-private […]
  • Nassau County Leader in Science Education Expands
    Science First, a manufacturer of astronomy and physics education equipment, recently purchased some of the assets of The Science Source, a manufacturer of science education equipment located in Waldoboro, Maine.  Science First is also the premiere manufacturer of the STARLAB and digital STARLAB planetariums.  Inventory and assets were moved immediately to Science First’s facility in […]
    Mention the name “Dora” in Northeast Florida and it conjures thoughts of the hurricane that directly hit the Jacksonville area 50 years ago.  While Florida has been fortunate in escaping a direct hit for the past 9 years, Nassau County isn’t resting on its laurels. Many people can still vividly remember the images of New […]

Landfalling Hurricanes Amelia Island?

I find maps like this interesting.  As I remember….Cumberland Island was chosen as a location for Dungeoness partly because this part of Florida is hit less frequently by storms.  Another map showed our part of the state at a 1/100 chance of landfall for major storms making landfall in the US.

What always sticks with me is the insurance coverage and the effect on North Florida rates when, historically, our chance of seeing a storm is far less!!!


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