…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

  • Juvenile Charged with Six Counts of Residential Burglary
    Fernandina Beach Police Department Press Releas Submitted by James T. Hurley, Police Chief September 15, 2014 8:08 p.m. The Fernandina Beach Police Department has charged a Jacksonville teen with six counts of residential burglary, five counts of grand theft, and … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: August 2014
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 15, 2014 11:22 a.m. The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following businesses newly licensed to operate in our city last month. Business Address Owner Type of Business Shoresbreak, Inc. 2641 Gregor … Continue reading →
  • Nassau County Economic Development Board welcomes new Board member
    Press Release Submitted by Nassau County Economic Development Board September 15, 2014 7:25 a.m. The Nassau County Economic Development Board (NCEDB), a non-profit corporation, announced recently that  Aleida Socarras, Director of Marketing and Sales at Florida Public Utilities (FPU), has … Continue reading →
  • Amelia Island revealed . . .
    Submitted by Viv Gotkin September 14, 2014 1:00 a.m. Editor’s Note:  This photo was submitted by Viv Gotkin but “Jasmine” was a joint artistic endeavor.  The original artist is unknown but his or her work was noticed and appreciated by … Continue reading →
  • Amelia Island Blues Festival in full swing – Saturday schedule
    Photo courtesy of Helmut Albrecht slicesoflifephotostudio.com September 13, 2014 10:44 a.m. Saturday 12:00 Gates open 12:15 – 1:15 Ben Prestage (Off stage , 40×40 tent one hour “History of the Blues” set and 15 min. between acts) 1:15 – 2:15 … Continue reading →
  • Robin Lentz, Local Educator Seeks Commission Seat; Cites Spending, Taxes & Growth Issues
    Submitted Press Release Robin C. Lentz City Commission Candidate Group 3 Phone: (770) 655-0865 Email: marathonrobin@yahoo.com September 12, 2014 9:00 p.m.   Robin C. Lentz, a Fernandina Beach educator and community volunteer has announced plans to seek election to the … Continue reading →
  • Port Authority gets an earful on port plans for coal, master plan
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 11, 2014 2:05 p.m. In a packed chamber with standing room only for latecomers, Ocean Highway and Port Authority (OHPA) commissioners spent two and a half hours the evening of … Continue reading →
  • Jody Mackle – A profile
    Submitted by Don Parker September 11, 2014 2:00 p.m. Jody was born in 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her father was an Army man. When the war ended the family returned to his home town, Henderson, Kentucky, where she was … Continue reading →
  • Roy G. Smith Jr. announces candidacy for city commission Group 2
    Submitted Press Release September 11, 2014 1:00 a.m. I am announcing my plans to seek election to the Fernandina Beach City Commission Group 2. My platform contains the following four major objectives: ▪ Do not spend taxpayer money frivolously. ▪ … Continue reading →
  • Road Construction Plan for AIA/200
    Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter September 10, 2014 8:02 p.m. Local business professionals met at Junior’s Seafood restaurant in Yulee on Tuesday 9/9/14 for a breakfast presentation, sponsored by the Yulee Area Council of the Amelia Island Fernandina Beach … Continue reading →
  • Leadership….What Does It Mean?
    I have to admit, I was skeptical to apply for Leadership Nassau.  I’ve lived here since 2002 and work for the Nassau County Economic Development Board, a local non-profit corporation.  I thought, “What more can I learn about Nassau County?” as my job entails me to know and learn the inter-workings of the County.  “How […]
  • FDOT Lane Closures for Nassau County
    The FDOT released the lane closures for the week of September 13-19, 2014 for Nassau County. U.S. 17 from the Duval County line to I-95 Nighttime lane closures from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday for work on the roadway shoulders and repaving. State Road 200 (A1A) from Still Quarters Road to Rubin Davis […]
  • The New Face of Manufacturing in Nassau County – A Forum Hosted by the Nassau County Economic Development Board
    The notepads used by today’s students are digital, but how they are crafted is the message local educators and manufacturers want them to know.   Creating an awareness of modern-day technology and how to prepare the students of Nassau County for careers in advanced manufacturing was the focus of a recent forum hosted by the Nassau […]
  • Aleida Socarras of Florida Public Utilities Joins the NCEDB Board of Directors
    The Nassau County Economic Development Board (NCEDB), a non-profit corporation, announced today Aleida Socarras, Director of Marketing and Sales at Florida Public Utilities (FPU) has been selected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. Ms. Socarras replaces former Board member Mark Cutshaw, also with FPU. The NCEDB was formed in 1995 as a public-private […]
  • Nassau County Leader in Science Education Expands
    Science First, a manufacturer of astronomy and physics education equipment, recently purchased some of the assets of The Science Source, a manufacturer of science education equipment located in Waldoboro, Maine.  Science First is also the premiere manufacturer of the STARLAB and digital STARLAB planetariums.  Inventory and assets were moved immediately to Science First’s facility in […]
    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 […]
  • 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 large or small) can brighten a […]
  • 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 Advanced […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]

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