Archive for May, 2011

The Flowering Baskets of Centre Street

Most of the lovely flowering baskets on Centre Street have recently been updated with the change of season.  This particular one outside of the Marina Seafood Restaurant caught my eye – and you can see why.  Nothing says “summer” like blazing orange impatiens.  I’m not sure how long they’ll hang in there in that direct […]

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Memorial Day 2011

We remember. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island´╗┐

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The Egret and Me

This beautiful egret and I were the only ones out during my early morning walk.  It’s such a peaceful time:  before Fernandina rises for work, before the tourists get up from their sleep-in and before any cars have hit the street.  There’s also no traffic on the water – or the docks – so the birds […]

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The Easter Egg Cottage in Spring

From time to time, I like to check in on the Easter Egg Cottage (my name for it) to see what garden treats they have on display for the season.  As expected, a glorious abundance of  pastels is being featured for your eye-candy pleasure this Spring.  A basket here, a birdcage there, a chair, a flowering basket, […]

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Big Fish – Little Girl

I love to watch the little kids when they discover the koi “pond” in front of the Ship’s Lantern on Centre Street.  They get so excited that I’ve seen a few of them almost take a header straight into the moat.  And, if truth be told, lots of the parents are pretty excited to see […]

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Sounds on Centre – May Version

What a crowd for Sounds on Centre tonight!  Tonight, Big Vic and the Screaming Deacons played “sock hop” music for the First Friday Concert on Centre Street.  Poodle skirts, bobby socks, cats-eye glasses and more were on display at this event sponsored by the Doo Wop Diner.  For those of you who don’t know, this […]

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Pepper’s – New Fernandina Mexican Restaurant

Downtown Fernandina now has two Mexican restaurants: Pablo’s, a guest favorite, and now Pepper’s, a resstaurant that has relocated from the center of the island.  Many of our guests will remember the old Bank of America building at the corner of Centre and Sixth, but this is what it looks like now.  Local businessman, Don […]

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The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival 2011!

What a perfect weekend it was for the 2011 Amelia Island Shrimp Festival!  There was a threat of rain for the parade Thursday evening but it cleared up the instant that things got underway.  After that it was blue skies, pirates, shrimp, art, music and 150,000 people We always have a great crowd for Shrimpfest […]

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