…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
source@amelia-island.net

  • FBCC approves reconsideration of Special Magistrate’s order on wetlands
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst January 29, 2015 5:00 p.m. About seventy people packed Fernandina Beach City Hall Commission Chambers for a special meeting on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. While the meeting had initially been called … Continue reading →
  • FBCC consensus to review Comprehensive Plan section by section over time
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst January 29, 2015 4:15 p.m. The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) and the Planning Advisory Board (PAB) met in workshop session on January 28, 2015. The meeting was held at the … Continue reading →
  • Attorney Steven M. Fahlgren appointed as Circuit Court Judge
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger January 28, 2015 5:27 p.m. According to Judge Robert M. Foster, Attorney Steven M. Fahlgren has been appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve as a Circuit Court Judge for the 4th Judicial Circuit Court … Continue reading →
  • Friends of the Library announce Black History Month events
    Submitted by Wilma Allen Communications Chair Friends of the Library January 28, 2015 4:00 p.m. The Nassau County Library Fernandina Beach Branch announces two Black History Month events: the 26th Annual National African American Read-In on Feb. 2, and a … Continue reading →
  • New group bicycle ride on Amelia Island Trail
    Submitted by Mike Pikula January 28, 2015 1:00 p.m. The North Florida Bicycle Club (NFBC) has organized a new group bicycle ride just for Amelia Island’s “social” riders, families, and riders who prefer to avoid traffic. This new ride will … Continue reading →
  • 8th Street working group meets
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst January 28, 2015 6:17 a.m. The Land Development Code and Economic Development Working Group met on January 20, 2015 to continue its discussions on the 8th Street Corridor in Fernandina Beach. … Continue reading →
  • PAB subcommittee listens to public concerns on hazardous materials, potential cruise port
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst January 27, 2015 1:00 p.m.   On January 22, 2015, the Planning Advisory Board (PAB) of the city of Fernandina Beach met as a subcommittee of the whole to consider public … Continue reading →
  • How much $ does a local elected official earn?
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst January 27, 2015 11:14 a.m. Have you ever wondered how the salaries of local elected officials are set in Florida? Determining the compensation of Florida’s county constitutional officers harkens back to … Continue reading →
  • Amelia Island Book Festival presents Carolyn Curry, Ph.D. A compelling speaker with a spell-binding story
    January 27, 2015 6:30 a.m. Amelia Island Book Festival Media Release Marie Fenn 904.647.4221, or Debra Craig 904.624.1665 The Amelia Island Book Festival is proud to present award winning author and a champion of women, Carolyn Curry, Ph.D., as the … Continue reading →
  • Plane Crash near Fernandina Beach Airport
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger January 26, 2015 2:38 p.m. A 1973 Cessna 150 piloted by Walter McFadden of Fernandina Beach, crashed  near the Fernandina Beach Airport on Sunday, January 25. A Fernandina Beach police officer was dispatched to Crane Island, … Continue reading →

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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