…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

  • Thanksgiving weekend activities
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger November 28, 2014 7:08 a.m. Annual Historic Business Merchants Pajama Party Sale & Contest (November 28) The Amelia Island Museum of History will mark the Grand Opening of the Welcome Center/Shrimping Museum with a ribbon … Continue reading →
  • Baptist Nassau Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs – Tipping the Scale
    Submitted Press Release Nassau Boys and Girls Clubs November 25, 2014 5:00 p.m. Nassau Boys & Girls Clubs and the Baptist Health Foundation have partnered on behalf of Nassau County teens and implemented the Tipping the Scale Program. TTS, an … Continue reading →
  • Gerrity points to new operating procedures as major cause of “turmoil” within Fire Department
    Letter submitted by Joe Gerrity City Manager of Fernandina Beach November 25, 2014 3:13 p.m. Editor’s Note: Along with the City Manager Gerrity’s letter to commissioners printed below were a number of attachments. We did not post a copy of … Continue reading →
  • Nassau County Independent reports Port admits PR problem wants meeting to explain
    Mary Maguire Nassau County Independent www.ncflindependent.com November 25, 2014 2:49 p.m. Editor’s Note: Nassau County has another news blog available to interested readers. Mary McGuire, a reporter who covers the Nassau County beat, launched her own website on  October 13. … Continue reading →
  • Port Property Tax? – An opinion
    Submitted by Phil Scanlan November 25, 2014 7:45 a.m. It seems more than a bit ironic that, while Fernandina Beach was returning loans that had been aimed at improving the waterfront for residents and tourists the Nassau Port has borrowed … Continue reading →
  • Potter pleads guilty to capital sexual battery
    Information provided by James T. Hurley, Chief Fernandina Beach Police Departmentwww.fbpd.us November 24, 2014 8:03 p.m. Editor’s Note: Jeremiah Potter arrested by the Fernandina Beach Police Department in June 2014 for capital sexual battery of two children pled guilty today … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: October 2014
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 24, 2014 1:00 a.m.   The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following businesses newly licensed to operate in our city last month. Business Address Owner Type of Business AA Service and … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Branch Library to remain open until December 10
    Friends of the Library Press Release Submitted by Wilma Allen November 23, 2014 1:00 p.m. The Fernandina Beach Branch Library will be OPEN a little longer before moving into its new home! The Library will be OPEN Monday-Wednesday, November 24-26 … Continue reading →
  • Amelia Island revealed . . .
    Submitted by Priscilla Footlik November 23, 2014 1:00 a.m. Editor’s Note: Priscilla has lived on Amelia Island since 2007. Prior to arriving on Amelia, she lived most often in Colorado. She is a preschool teacher at Miss Kate’s PreK, and … Continue reading →
  • FSCJ’s dramaWORKS Students Present Acting and Directing Showcase
    FSCJ Media Release November 22, 2014 7:51 a.m. WHAT: Join us at the Wilson Center for the Arts for the 19th annual Acting and Directing Showcase presented by FSCJ’s dramaWORKS. Come see the FSCJ theatre department students recreate the best … 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 […]