Parking on Amelia Island, parking meters, kiosks and beach access fees seem to be a popular debate with the CoFB commission. I believe the same sort of proposal was brought before the last commission more than once by the prior City Manager. As Tony Crawford said, "You’re opening a Pandora’s Box of problems." I agree. [...]
This is a very interesting take on erosion control and property ownership in Florida. It might create a “rethinking” of how we handle erosion control along the shore on Amelia Island. With dredging and erosion control, what will the implications be for the island if the court’s position is upheld.
Another issue….in some parts [...]
Whether you agree with public funding of fireworks in Fernandina or not, you can only admire Wes Sheffield and the Palace Saloon for taking an active role in saving the 4th of July display.
It makes little sense to, essentially, turn off the lights when the economy is down. Fireworks across the country [...]
Before Beryl hit the island and before any storm sand was blown over the walk, we were out riding with the kids. It doesn’t look like anyone has been blowing the boardwalk at all. Sand covers the walk in many places and it does not appear to be well maintained at all….or only sporadically.
Tropical Storm Beryl came ashore with near hurricane force winds. Early this morning, my son and I took a drive around town to look for downed trees and damage. Fletcher really had the most dramatic damage, with large sections of missing shingles, downed wires and even a missing roof on one home. See the picture [...]
The group, www.facebook.com/groups/ameliaislandnet is enjoying some discussion of Beryl today. Tropical storms often become the time to break out hurricane lamps and stay home with family and friends. How high are the winds, are the tides going to be greater than normal, staying home or driving to the beach?
While I personally enjoy stormy [...]
Writing a website sometimes has it’s advantages. I was recently asked to review a pair of Margaritaville sunglasses. Although I spent well over 30 years surfing, grew up in Florida and tend to buy high end sunglasses fairly often, it still was nice to be the Florida local chosen for an opinion. Thanks again Gencey!
I remember the days when I drove onto the beach at Main Beach and took the scenic route to the South End, looking for schools of fish or a good peak when I was a teenager. With friends, I used a seine net to pull in fish, surf fished, or just found a secluded part [...]