Amelia Island Book Festival is Fast Approaching

Helloooo readers, writers and #bookclubs! There’s still time to get your reservations for the Amelia Island Book Festival.

February 7th 2014 Continue Reading

Sweet Little Pocket Park

Over the last couple of years, Fernandina has been putting in a few “pocket parks” – little vacant spits of land between buildings that have been a bit of an eyesore in the past but are now quite lovely.  They’ve added grass, trees, benches and sometimes sculpture by local artists.  This one on Centre Street […]

June 12th 2011 Continue Reading

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 […]

May 31st 2011 Continue Reading

Memorial Day 2011

We remember. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island´╗┐

May 31st 2011 Continue Reading

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 […]

May 19th 2011 Continue Reading

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, […]

May 12th 2011 Continue Reading

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 […]

May 8th 2011 Continue Reading

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 […]

May 7th 2011 Continue Reading

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 […]

May 5th 2011 Continue Reading

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 […]

May 5th 2011 Continue Reading