…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

  • End-of-year Fernandina Beach city proclamations delivered
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 21, 2014 7:00 p.m. 8 Flags Playscapes At the November 18, 2014 Regular Meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC), the city recognized 8 Flags Playscapes, Inc. for their … Continue reading →
  • Palmer Johnson Luxury Yacht docked at Fernandina Harbor Marina
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger December 21, 2014 3:14 p.m. A sleek futuristic design and shiny new gold finish, makes a Palmer Johnson Yacht resemble something out of a science fiction movie. The yacht named the “KHALILAH” is moored at … Continue reading →
  • Amelia Island revealed . . .
    Submitted by Bill Birdsong December 21, 2014 7:29 p.m. Editor’s Note: William Birdsong was born in Jacksonville, Florida and entered the military in 1962. He retired from the Air Force in 1992. While on active duty he served as a … Continue reading →
  • Train Depot restoration chugging along
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 19, 2014 12:31 p.m. Renovations and restoration of Fernandina Beach’s historic train depot at the foot of Centre Street are moving along carefully, but not quickly. Gil Langley, Executive Director … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Beach impact fees will be revisited in 2015
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 19, 2014 7:19 a.m. The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) held a special meeting December 17, 2014 to receive a presentation on a recent impact fee study. Following discussion, the … Continue reading →
  • A Pyrrhic victory? City prevails in playground lawsuit – Contract did not specify “how to pay”
    Submitted by Adam Kaufman Legal Analyst December 18, 2014 2:00 p.m. In 280 BC and 279 BC Greek King Pyrrhus of Epirus defeated the Romans at Heraclea and Asculum but his army sustained such casualties and staggering losses he is … Continue reading →
  • Latest Green Dot Card Scam Hits Fernandina Beach
    Press Release Fernandina Beach Police Department James T. Hurley, Chief of Police December 18, 2014 8:40 p.m. Three unusual bomb threat calls were made to area businesses today, in each case the caller attempted to extort money from the business … Continue reading →
  • Financial support needed for local arts and culture organizations
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 18, 2014 12:50 p.m. Local Fernandina Beach resident Tony McAdoo is trying to find money for local arts and cultural programs. McAdoo appeared before the Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) … Continue reading →
  • South 2nd Street garbage caper
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 18, 2014 12:11 p.m. A frustrated local merchant appealed to the newly seated Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) at its first Regular Meeting on December 16, 2014, to end the … Continue reading →
  • Work begins for new Fernandina Beach City Commission
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The first Regular Meeting of the 2015 Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) got underway shortly after the FBCC Reorganizational Meeting on December 16, 2015, with newly seated commissioners Robin Lentz and … Continue reading →


Remember….all beach supplies are to be removed at the end of each day.  Unattended chairs, umbrellas or cabanas are not to be left on the beach at night and should be packed up at the end of your day.  Turtle nesting is serious business.  Interfering with the only opportunity a female turtle has to reach […]

Beach Parking Pandora’s Box

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.   […]

Who Owns the Beaches in Florida?

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 […]

Palace Saloon and Corona Light Help Save July 4th in Fernandina

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 […]

Boardwalk at Main Beach….Sand and Irony


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.


Hurricane or Tropical Storm Beryl? Monday 7AM….after the storm

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 […]

Tropical Storm Beryl Changes W/E Amelia Island Plans

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 […]

Kites at Main Beach


Excellent Glasses….Nice Logo…Margaritaville Sunglasses

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!


What will Main Beach be in 20 more years? Like Pelican Beach Park or a Paid Parking Lot?

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 […]