…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

  • Armed robbery suspect arrested
    Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Bill Leeper, Sheriff February 27, 2015 2:39 p.m. Yulee, Fla. – On February 25, 2015 at approximately 2:10 am the Kangaroo Food Store on U.S. Hwy. 1 (Ratliff Road) in Callahan was robbed by … Continue reading →
  • City of Palatka terminates Czymbor
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger February 27, 2015 2:28 p.m. According to the Palatka Daily News, Palatka’s City Commission on Thursday voted 5 – 0 to terminate City Manager Michael Czymbor as city manager.  Czymbor served as city manager of … Continue reading →
  • Free File Helps Eligible Florida Residents File Their Taxes Easily Online for Free
    CCIA Media Release Feb 27, 2015 6:21 a.m. Congressman Ander Crenshaw (FL – 4th District) has encouraged eligible Floridians to use the IRS Free File program to save money at tax time. People earning $60,000 or less –70 percent of … Continue reading →
  • FBHS launches project Pirate CAFE
    Submitted by Vanneza Rivera With Michael Gass February 26, 2015 2:27 p.m. What is Project Pirate CAFÉ? Cleverly named, Project Pirate CAFÉ is a community garden at Fernandina Beach High School by Chef and Culinary Arts teacher, Michael Gass. CAFÉ … Continue reading →
  • Work on Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation Master Plan begins
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst February 26, 2015 2:01 p.m. Last night about 30 people trudged to Fernandina Beach City Hall on a cool, misty evening in response to the city’s call for public input into … Continue reading →
  • Janet Simmons Robinson homicide case solved after exhumation
    Press Release Fernandina Beach Police Department Submitted by James T Hurley, Chief www.fbpd.us February 26, 2015 1:34 p.m. For the past three years the Fernandina Beach Police Department has been actively working an open unsolved homicide case from 1987 and … Continue reading →
  • Representative Adkins to host Education Leadership Summit Feb. 27 at FSCJ Nassau Center
    PRESS RELEASE Submitted by the office of Representative Janet H. Adkins Representative Adkins will be hosting an Education Leadership Summit on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00. The summit will be held at the Florida State College of … Continue reading →
  • Hollister and Miller presents ‘A Brief History of Food’
    Press Release Submitted by Karen Miller February 26, 2015 9:35 a.m. Karen Miller, a Fernandina Beach writer, has teamed up with Ray Hollister, host and executive producer of Deemable Tech, to produce a new blog and podcast called A Brief … Continue reading →
  • Nassau County Sheriff’s Office receives new bloodhound
    News Release Submitted by Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Bill Leeper, Sheriff February 25, 2015 5:48 p.m. A new Bloodhound puppy will soon be on watch in Nassau County. The 9-week-old canine cop was donated to the K-9 unit at the … Continue reading →
  • City Water Impact Fee Class Action Settlement deadline approaching
    Press Release Submitted by Casey Arnold Tanner-Bishop Law Firm February 25, 2015 11:04 a.m. Those who paid a water impact fee to the City of Fernandina Beach between March 2003 and December 2014, may be entitled to reimbursement of a … 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 […]