…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

  • New Board for Amelia Island DAR
    Media Release Amelia Island Chapter DAR Contact: Lucinda Jo Glenn, Regent lucindajoglenn@att.net 904.206.2608 May 23, 2015 9:34 a.m. Amelia Island Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has elected its 2015-2017 board of directors. They are, from … Continue reading →
  • For art’s sake
    Evelyn C. McDonald Arts and Culture Reporter May 22, 2015 1:00 a.m. Last Friday evening, Nola Perez celebrated the launch of her new book of poetry, Blinded By The Light. Don’t think you like poetry? Surprising as you grew up … Continue reading →
  • Is there a bus in your future? Residents give planners feedback on possible routes
    Anne H. Oman Reporter-at-Large May 21, 2015 8:42 p.m. “Nassau won’t always be little,” said County Planning Director Peter King. “Houses are being built. Projects are planned. All those people will need to go to Jacksonville to work, or to … Continue reading →
  • FBCC proclamations, presentations, public input: May 19, 2015
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst May 21, 2015 7:30 p.m.   The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) delivered one proclamation and listened to three presentations at its Regular Meeting held on May 19, 2015. Additionally, two … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Beach High School Seniors 2015 Award Recipients
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger May 21, 2015 2:00 p.m.   Daniel Perry, not pictured, received a National Merit Commended Scholar Award. Casee Yarborough, Lillyann Leipau, and Madison Brown receive the GFWC Women’s Club Scholarship. To view previous post of … Continue reading →
  • Waterslide for Main Beach this summer?
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst May 21, 2015 1:24 p.m. During the public input portion of the May 19, 2015 Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) Regular Meeting, Kevin J. Lilly approached the city about support and … Continue reading →
  • Adkins hosts second meeting dealing with port issues
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst May 21, 2015 12:44 p.m.   On May 20, 2015, Florida State Representative Janet Adkins held a second meeting to address matters of public concern dealing with elements of a master … Continue reading →
  • The impact fee suit: Half for attorney compensation
    Adam Kaufman Legal Analyst May 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. The final judgment and dismissal of the class action lawsuit Conlon v. City of Fernandina, the “impact fee case,” was ordered by Circuit Court Judge Adrian G. Soud on May 18, … Continue reading →
  • Nassau County Sheriff identifies victim of Marion Drive murder suicide
    Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Bill Leeper Sheriff May 20, 2015 8:30 p.m. The victim of the shooting is Paul Andrew Auld, 45, of Fernandina Beach, a registered sexual predator. His family has been notified. Auld was previously convicted … Continue reading →
  • New 4 Jax is reporting possible Amelia Island murder suicide
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger May 20, 2015 4:51 p.m. According to News4Jax, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office is at the scene of a possible murder suicide outside of the Fernandina Beach city limits.   Click here for further information.
  • Business After Hours at Littleberry Farm 05.21.15
    Filed under: aifby chamber member news, events Tagged: Business After Hours, Littleberry Farm
  • Ribbon Cutting for imortgage 05.14.15
    On Thursday, May 14th we welcomed imortgage to the community with a ribbon cutting. Carrie Budds is the Sales Manager at imortgage, she can create loan solutions for specific mortgage needs. She works with a team to assist in funding each loan on-time. Visit
  • Chef Kenny Gilbert has Gilbert’s Big Oak BBQ Shack in the Works
    Coming soon Gilbert’s Big Oak BBQ Shack! It will be located near 432 S. 8th Street in Fernandina Beach, next to his current location Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen. The restaurant is due to open in October, but in the meantime you can check
  • We need your input on public transit in Nassau County
    We are almost finished but need help from our Nassau County community!  There is one last opportunity to participate in the Nassau County Public Transit Study.  The public workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th, 6:00 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m. at FSCJ, Nassau
  • Traffic delays
    From the Florida Department of Transportation:   State Road A1A traffic may see delays Monday, Wednesday and Friday from the delivery of bridge beams for the Sisters Creek Bridge on Heckscher Drive in Duval County which must use a route through Nassau
  • Ribbon Cutting for Redbones Dog Bakery and Boutique 05.06.15
    Redbones Dog Bakery and Boutique has been opened for 15 years!  Owner, Martinique Lemke wanted to celebrate with a ribbon cutting. At Redbones Dog Bakery and Boutique they offer healthy, gourmet dog treats baked daily in their kitchen. Go check out the boutique
  • Ribbon Cutting for JW Frame Gallery 05.05.2015
    JW Frame Gallery is now opened! Jill Wilkinson provides custom picture framing, quality photo printing, local artwork and gifts. Check out her website here.Filed under: aifby chamber member news, events Tagged: JW Frame Gallery, ribbon cutting
  • 9th Annual Wild Amelia Nature Fest a Blend of Old and New
    From a sea turtle release to foot-stomping music, the 9th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival, set for May 15-17, has a lot to offer to island residents and visitors alike and will be a blend of popular components from past
  • Ribbon Cutting for debonair 4.28.2015
    Debonair is now opened on Centre St! Thank you for everyone that came out to celebrate with them. They have a great selection of handbags, jewelry and gift items. You will always find something unique. Filed under: aifby chamber member news,
  • Rural Energy America Grant and Loan Program
    The Rural Energy America Program has announced a guaranteed loan financing and grant funding program for agricultural producers and rural small businesses.  The programs assist with purchases or installation of renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Funds can be utilized for

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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