…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

  • Impact fee lawsuit settlement talks continue
    Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger August 19, 2014 4:47 p.m. On August 18, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida received notification by attorneys with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell representing the City of Fernandina Beach, … Continue reading →
  • Port Master Plan … or not?
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 18, 2014 8:25 p.m. Question to Port Authority from local citizens:  When is a master plan not a master plan? Answer from Richard Bruce, District 1 Port Commissioner: When it’s … Continue reading →
  • Bosque Bello Cemetery Master Plan
    Press Release City of Fernandina Beach www.fbfl.us/cdd Submitted by Adrienne Burke Community Development Director August 18, 2014 2:00 p.m. Over the past two years, City staff in the Community Development and Parks and Recreation Departments have been working toward creating … Continue reading →
  • Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: July 2014
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 18, 2014 7:03 a.m. The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following businesses newly licensed to operate in our city last month. Business Address Owner Type of Business Cinnamon Bear Country Store … Continue reading →
  • Amelia Island revealed
    Submitted by Wayne Howard www.waynehowardphotography.com August 17, 2014 1:00 a.m.   Wayne Howard began his photographic journey as a kid with a folding Kodak camera. Since that time, he has worked in chemical darkrooms, attended photography public, private, and commercial … Continue reading →
  • Vaping comes to Fernandina Beach – Speakeasy Vaporium opens
    Submitted Press Release Speakeasy Vaporium.com August 16, 2014 1:00 p.m. This multi-billion dollar industry is helping smokers quit after decades of failed attempts. E-cigarettes, e-cigs, and vape shops have become the new “go to” answers to develop alternatives to smoking … Continue reading →
  • PAB Subcommittee meets to organize: Monday, August 18
    August 15, 2014 7:13 p.m.    
  • Hair stylist arrested for stealing credit card information
    Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Submitted by Sheriff Bill Leeper August 15, 2014 7:04 p.m. On August 12, 2014, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested Larry James Deason, age 39, from Fernandina Beach, on four counts of Felony Fraudulent … Continue reading →
  • PAB to Port: Not so fast
    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst While the Port of Fernandina may have been expecting a cursory review of their proposed 10-year master plan, a project that has been in the works for 18 months, that was … Continue reading →
  • Southern Living food critic Morgan Murphy visits 29 South
    Submitted Press Release August 14, 2014 1:55 p.m. When Morgan Murphy heard about the chef’s garden and 300 hogs at 29 South, he knew he had to visit. “I am constantly searching the South for the most inventive and creative … Continue reading →
    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 … Continue reading »
  • 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 larg
  • 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 Adva
  • 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 … Continue reading »
  • 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, … Co
    By Adrienne Burke, City of Fernandina Beach The City is looking for opinions on the future of 8th Street. The City’s Comprehensive Plan directs review of the commercial corridors within the City – 8th Street/Downtown, 14th Street, Sadler Road, and the Main Beach/Seaside Park areas. In addition, the Economic Development Element of the Comprehensive Plan … Con
  • The economic times, they are a-changin’
    Fernandina Observer reporter, Suanne Z. Thamm, takes an objective look at the presentation given to Fernandina Beach Commissioners by NCEDB Executive Director, Steve Rieck.
  • FSCJ receives first approval for Logistics bachelor degree
    Next step: SACS Commission on Colleges review and approval; anticipated program roll-out Fall 2014.
  • dtw Research Inc thankful for no snow days
    "With all that snow NJ is getting I am so glad to be in Florida." - Pam Statile, President - dtw Research, Inc.
  • NCEDB Executive Director presents Omni with Governors Award
    The Omni Amelia Island Plantation was awarded the Governor’s Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality Award for Mid-Market (populations up to 150,000), recognizing Florida companies that best exemplify innovation developed through product or process in the last three years.

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