…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

  • Park Manager explains cancellation of Umphrey’s McGee Concert Scheduled in April
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger March 30, 2015 6:54 p.m. Editor’s Note:  In an email addressed to staff and volunteers, Fort Clinch State Park Manager Benjamin Faure announced and explained his reason for the cancellation of a concert scheduled for … Continue reading →
  • An Itemized Marriage Proposal via Voice Mail – Diana Frank
    March 30, 2015 1:00 p.m.   Modern Love An Itemized Marriage Proposal via Voice Mail By DIANA FRANK After an early romance, a series of chance encounters and an onslaught of mail, a suitor makes an unusual but clear-cut offer. … Continue reading →
  • Last chance to defeat OHPA Partisan Election Bill in committee: an updated opinion
    Submitted by Mike Harrison March 30, 2015 8:30 a.m. The FLAC meeting may not be ‘noticed’ until later on Monday, but I have spoken with Staff who assure me that the next meeting is on Wednesday April 1, and that … Continue reading →
  • Nassau County Council on Aging adds evening caregiver support group
    Council on Aging Press Release Submitted by Jeff McDowell Communications and Marketing Mgr Office: (904) 261.0701 x 117 jmcdowell@nassaucountycoa.org March 30, 2015 6:53 a.m. Nassau County Council on Aging is pleased to announce a monthly evening support group for caregivers. … Continue reading →
  • Notice of Road Closure for Section of Bonnieview Road
    Posted by Sabrina Robertson, County Manager’s Office March 29, 2015 3:00 p.m. on www.thecountyinsider.com   Please be advised that the segment of Bonnieview Road between Clinch Drive and Bonnie Oaks Drive will be closed to through traffic beginning at 9:00 … Continue reading →
  • Crenshaw Announces April Mobile Office Hours for Nassau County
    PRESS RELEASE Office of Representative Ander Crenshaw March 29, 2015 2:00 p.m. Congressman Ander Crenshaw has announced Fourth Congressional District mobile office hours for Nassau County for the month of April. During mobile office hours, a member of his staff will … Continue reading →
  • Amelia Island revealed . . .
    Submitted by Peter Crounse March 29, 2015, 1:00 a.m. Editor’s Note: Peter moved to Amelia Island in 2012 from the Finger Lakes region of New York. He is currently attending Florida State College at Jacksonville, studying Network Administration. His love … Continue reading →
  • Local resident Diana Frank’s writing to appear in New York Times
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger March 28, 2015 2:05 p.m. Few writers are  able to see their writing published in the New York Times, but local writer and real estate agent Diana Frank will be able to do just that … Continue reading →
  • Police Auxiliary Corps Appreciation Banquet
    Press Release Fernandina Beach Auxillary Corps March 28, 2015 12:00 p.m. The Fernandina Beach Police Auxiliary Corps held its annual volunteer appreciation banquet at Ms. Carolyn’s Restaurant on Monday night, March 23rd. More than seventy members and guests joined PAC … Continue reading →
  • MAD COWFORD returns to FLT on March 28
    Submitted by Kate Matthews March 28, 2015 11:00 a.m.   Fernandina Little Theatre is delighted to announce the return of MAD COWFORD Improv to the FLT stage [1014 Beech St.] on Sat Mar 28.  MAD COWFORD has been Jacksonville’s home for improv … Continue reading →
  • Last Day to Register!
    Today is the last day to register for the Quarterly Luncheon with Mark Frisch from the Jacksonville Armada! The luncheon will be held at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club tomorrow, March 31st at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to info@aifby.com or Register online here.
  • Find the Discovery Map at Pepper’s Mexican Grill!
    We love our community and they love our Discovery Map of Amelia Island! Karolyna Pyatte from Pepper’s Mexican Grill was happy to receive it.Filed under: aifby chamber member news Tagged: Discovery Map, Pepper's Mexican Grill
  • School Choice Bill Passes the Florida House
    Today, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill that would empower parents to choose the best learning environment for their students. HB7037, sponsored by Representative Bob Cortes (R-Maitland), establishes a charter school institute to provide technical assistance to charter
  • Happy Map People!
    Everyone was happy when they received the 2015 Discovery Map! Cindy Sleigh with The Hampton Inn Downtown, Kelly Kratzer with Nassau Health Foods, Erin with Sliders Seaside Grill, The Pecan Roll, and Beach Rentals and More. Don’t worry if you
  • Hola Cuban Cafe is hosting the 2nd Annual Downtown Fernandina Egg Hunt
      Hola! Cuban Cafe is hosting the 2nd Annual Downtown Fernandina Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th starting at 12 pm until all the eggs are found! They have hidden eggs holding prizes from Hola Cuban Cafe and other wonderful downtown shops in several downtown businesses! Where
  • RockTenn gives back to the Fernandina Beach community
    RockTenn’s Fernandina Beach mill has donated $10,000 worth of fire rescue equipment to the fire department.  An additional $10,000 was donated to the City of Fernandina Beach.Filed under: aifby chamber news Tagged: Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce, City of Fernandina
  • 43!
    We know small business!  And, our small businesses know the powerful benefits we provide.  We are growing Nassau!  43 new members this year!  Looking for a local business?  http://web.islandchamber.com/searchFiled under: aifby chamber news Tagged: Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce, islandchamber.com
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony
    Paul Boyton, Chief Executive Officer with Rayonier Advanced Materials, speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the development of the Eight Flags Energy, LLC, combined heat and power plant.  Eight Flags Energy Plant is being developed by Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.  The
  • Ribbon Cutting for Townies Pizzeria 3.21.15
      Thank you for everyone that came out to the ribbon cutting for Townies Pizzeria’s Grand Re-Opening! Congratulations to owner John Seifert! The renovations look great, stop by and see them.Filed under: aifby chamber member news, events Tagged: ribbon cutting,
  • Business After Hours at The Surf Restaurant & Bar 3.19.15
     Filed under: aifby chamber news, events Tagged: Business After Hours, The Surf Restaurant & Bar

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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