…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

  • Amelia Island revealed . . .
    Submitted by Lea Gallardo www.leagallardo.com April 26, 2015 1:00 a.m. Editor’s Note: Lea Gallardo developed a love of photography at a very young age. Not until photography and computers “joined forces” did Lea become completely involved in photography. For the … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina mourns the passing of Jonathan Hill – ‘The Pride of Stetson’
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger April 25, 2015 4:00 p.m.   Former graduates of Fernandina Beach High School (FBHS), family, and friends are mourning the death of Jonathan H. “Bud” Hill, who for 20 years served as band director of … Continue reading →
  • Part 2 Fernandina Beach City Commission Meeting – Fire Dept, Musicians’ permits, wayside horns, citizenship?
    Submitted by Eric Bartelt April 24, 2015 2:45 p.m. Following four lengthy presentations made to the City Commission at their April 21st meeting (a proposed Trolley Loop, a proposed Performing Arts Tent at Main Beach, progress on Economic Development, and … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Beach Commission Meeting – Trolley, Performing Arts Tent, Economic Development
    Submitted by Eric Bartelt April 23, 2015 4:50 p.m. A Proclamation and Four Presentations The April 21st City Commission meeting began with Fernandina Beach Police Department Chaplain Don McFadyen’s invocation in which he acknowledging the contribution of the many people … Continue reading →
  • Fairbanks House teams with Tesla Motors
    Submitted by Fairbanks House Theresa Hamilton, Owner/ Innkeeper email@fairbankshouse.com April 23, 2015 9:22 p.m. Tesla Destination Charging now offered as new amenity for guests Amelia Island, Florida – April 22, 2015, Earth Day – Fairbanks House Bed and Breakfast has … Continue reading →
  • Nassau Transit: Taking people where they need to go
    Submitted by Anne H. Oman Reporter-at-Large April 23, 2015 7:49 a.m. It’s 8AM, and phones are already ringing in the little yellow cottage on North Thirteenth Street that serves as the nerve center for Nassau Transit, operated by the Council … Continue reading →
  • Suspect charged with burglary to local bank
    Fernandina Beach Police Dept Submitted by Mark Foxworth, Deputy Chief Telephone 904-310-3202 April 22, 2015 5:19 p.m. On Saturday, April 18th at approximately 6:30 pm, a subject went to the First Coast Community Bank located at 1750 South 14th Street … Continue reading →
  • Amelia Island Museum Tough Times-Strong Women rescheduled
    Submitted by Jennifer Harrison April 22, 2015 2:00 p.m. Saturday’s ticket holders are requested to return their white tickets to the museum in exchange for new blue tickets by May 15th   The ‘Tough Times’ were last Saturday at Tiger … Continue reading →
  • Nassau County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest burglary suspect
    Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press release Submitted by Bill Leeper, Sheriff April 22, 2015 1:44 p.m. On the morning of April 21, 2015 the Conner’s Service Center on US-301 at Booth Road in Callahan was burglarized. It was reported that … Continue reading →
  • Volunteer recognition luncheon to be held at Nassau County Council on Aging
    Media Release Submitted by Jeffrey B.McDowell Communications & Marketing Nassau County Council on Aging April 22, 2015 9:32 a.m. Nassau County Council on Aging (NCCOA) will be recognizing the many volunteers who lend their time and skills assisting Nassau County … Continue reading →
  • 21 Year Special for Amelia Island Graphics!
    Amelia Island Graphic (904) 261-0740  http://www.ameliaislandgraphics.comFiled under: aifby chamber member news Tagged: Amelia Island Graphics
  • Nassau Humane Society Gala Held 4.18.2015
    The inaugural Nassau Humane Society Gala, held April 18th, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island was a huge success.  The local organization raised just over $35,000 in event donations and sponsorships, and additionally, received a $15,000 donation to begin a
  • Ribbon Cutting for Amelia Express Care 4.20.15
    We had a great turn-out for the grand opening ribbon cutting for Amelia Express Care! Please stop by and meet Dr. Jonathan Williams, Jacob Logsdon, PA-C and staff. They did a fantastic job on the new office.Filed under: aifby chamber member news,
  • “All About Money” by Local financial advisor Steve Nicklas
     Local financial advisor and columnist Steve Nicklas has published a book of some of his favorite columns from the last 20 years. The paperback book, “All About Money,” is a compilation of columns written by Nicklas in the political, financial,
  • Free Swimming Lessons
    The City of Fernandina Beach will again be sponsoring free swimming lessons at the Martin Luther King Junior pool in the coming months. This year’s supporters include Safe KIDS Northeast Florida, The Ed Gaw Open Water Challenge, Amelia Island Lifeguarding Association
  • Amelia River Golf Club Now Has Golfboards!
    Go to Amelia River Golf Club and check out these new Golfboards!Filed under: aifby chamber member news, community information Tagged: Amelia River Golf Club
  • Amelia National Tennis Club Grand Opening Weekend April 16-18
        FERNANDINA BEACH, FL  – Amelia National Tennis Club announces the official schedule for its highly anticipated grand opening celebration. Starting on Thursday, April 16 and lasting until Saturday, April 18, Joe Mattingly, Owner and Director of Tennis at
  • Customer Service……The Oomph Factor
    Join our community of businesses such as Amelia Coastal Realty, Shapiro Insurance, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Hola Cuban Café and many others as we celebrate and enhance the ‘Oomph Factor’ of customer service that our community is known!  Register here
  • Executive Chefs Demo Shrimp Dishes at Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
        The executive chefs from Florida and Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Justin Timineri and Holly Chute, respectively, will be offering a joint cooking demonstration during the 52nd Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival at 11:00 am, on Saturday,
  • Taking Strides 5K & Fun Run 2015
    Please join for the 2nd Annual Taking Strides to End Abuse 5K/Fun Run & Kid Zone on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 4:30 – 9:00 P.M at Central Park on Atlantic Boulevard, Fernandina Beach, FL. This event features an evening

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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