…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

  • City Commission Candidate Lentz to hold campaign kick-off Saturday
    Submitted Press Release August 22, 2014 6:23 p.m. Editor’s Note: The Fernandina Observer does not endorse candidates.  We offer candidates the opportunity  to post submitted press releases that announce their candidacy, and notices of campaign events open to the public.
  • PAB Subcommittee hears traffic concerns over Port Master Plan update
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 22, 2014 12:46 p.m. Members of the public continued to vent concerns and ask questions regarding the updated Master Plan for the Port of Fernandina during the second meeting of … Continue reading →
  • What’s in store for Eighth Street? – An opinion
    Submitted by Steve Rieck Nassau County Economic Development Board Executive Director August 22, 2014 1:00 a.m. For the past several months, a small group of citizens and professionals have been working with staff from the City of Fernandina Beach to … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina City Commission raises water-sewer rates by 3%, port zoning, and more . . .
    Submitted by Eric Bartelt August 21, 2014 2:03 p.m. After voting to eliminate all of the Straw Poll questions from the November ballot, the City Commissioners, at their Aug. 19th meeting, took up the first reading of proposed Ordinances, including: … Continue reading →
  • Straw Poll for Golf Course, Parking Garage, and Waterfront Park off the ballot
    Submitted by Eric Bartelt August 20, 2014 10:00 pm. After hearing from the public about Items Not On The Agenda, the Fernandina Beach City Commission continued their August 19th meeting with discussion of various Resolutions, including: A Budget Amendment, transfering … Continue reading →
  • Reward increased to $3000 to identify King Neptune vandals
    City of Fernandina Beach Police Department Press Release Submitted by James T. Hurley, Chief August 20, 2014 5:37 p.m. The Fernandina Beach Police Department has announced that the reward for information leading to the arrest of those individuals responsible for … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Beach City Commission – Proclamations and Public Comments
    Submitted by Eric Bartelt August 20, 2014 1:32 p.m. Mayor Ed Boner opened the lengthy August 19th City Commission meeting with three proclamations and a brief presentation by Marina Manager Joe Springer. The first Proclamation was awarded to the 2014 … Continue reading →
  • North Hampton shooting investigation update
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger August 20, 2014 11:31 a.m. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) tasked with the investigation of the shooting death of Anthony Bartley in the North Hampton subdivision, in an unincorporated of Nassau County, finished … Continue reading →
  • Impact fee lawsuit settlement talks continue
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger August 19, 2014 4:47 p.m. On August 18, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida received notification by attorneys with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell representing the City of Fernandina Beach, … Continue reading →
  • Port Master Plan … or not?
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 18, 2014 8:25 p.m. Question to Port Authority from local citizens:  When is a master plan not a master plan? Answer from Richard Bruce, District 1 Port Commissioner: When it’s … Continue reading →
    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 … Continue reading »
  • FSCJ-Nassau Cardiovascular Technology Students Support Wolfsons Childrens
    The Cardiovascular Technology Program at Florida State College of Jacksonville, Nassau Campus (FSCJ-Nassau) is participating in “Christmas in July” sponsored by Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Around Christmas, there is an abundance of gift donations for the children at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, but in the summer, those supplies diminish. Gifts (whether larg
  • Nassau County Schools Earn Top Ratings
    On Friday, the Florida Department of Education released preliminary letter grades for school districts through the state. Elementary and middles schools are included in the ranking. High school scores will be released later this year as their scores are calculated according to a state formula including FCAT scores, graduation rates and student scores on Adva
  • Nassau County Leads State of Florida in FCAT Scores
    Nassau County is one of five Florida districts that improved in all seven assessment areas, leading by a 6 percent increase in eighth grade science, 4 percent increase in fifth grade science and up 3 percent in both grades 3 – 5 and 6 – 8 math. According to a Florida Department of Education report … Continue reading »
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) to Host Manufacturing/Energy Summer Camp
    Students in grades 9 – 11 are encouraged to register for this exciting summer camp, which will introduce young students to manufacturing and technologies that will help make the world greener.  Students will perform several green-utilizing projects to include air, water and energy to help build their understanding of how things work.  After each lesson, … Co
    By Adrienne Burke, City of Fernandina Beach The City is looking for opinions on the future of 8th Street. The City’s Comprehensive Plan directs review of the commercial corridors within the City – 8th Street/Downtown, 14th Street, Sadler Road, and the Main Beach/Seaside Park areas. In addition, the Economic Development Element of the Comprehensive Plan … Con
  • The economic times, they are a-changin’
    Fernandina Observer reporter, Suanne Z. Thamm, takes an objective look at the presentation given to Fernandina Beach Commissioners by NCEDB Executive Director, Steve Rieck.
  • FSCJ receives first approval for Logistics bachelor degree
    Next step: SACS Commission on Colleges review and approval; anticipated program roll-out Fall 2014.
  • dtw Research Inc thankful for no snow days
    "With all that snow NJ is getting I am so glad to be in Florida." - Pam Statile, President - dtw Research, Inc.
  • NCEDB Executive Director presents Omni with Governors Award
    The Omni Amelia Island Plantation was awarded the Governor’s Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality Award for Mid-Market (populations up to 150,000), recognizing Florida companies that best exemplify innovation developed through product or process in the last three years.

Just my view on the way to lunch…


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