Nassau County is paying Jacksonville marketing and advertising agency Burdette Ketchum (Burdetteketchum.com) $45,000 plus $2,000 in travel expenses to come up with a logo, seal and tag line in an effort to rebrand itself. The campaign is designed to make the county more appealing and encourage folks to move, visit, and do business here.
A little over a month ago two good friends and I, along with my apprehensive wife, Linda, attempted to answer an age-old question: Will four and a half cases of beer, 12 bottles of wine and a quart of Vodka be enough for three and a half days floating down the St. Johns River on a houseboat?
Is Amelia Island soon to become a petroleum boomtown of explosive growth due to massive oil deposits recently discovered in its offshore waters? Is the Fernandina Beach Marina to become a mud wrestling venue? Did a Russian foreign exchange student meddle in a local high school’s student council election?
The local First Coast YMCA in the Amelia Park subdivision wants to sell a dormant 4.42 acre site that it owns there to developers. But a couple of mulish Fernandina Beach City Commissioners are opposed.
The Fat Men From Space tell me these are the last hamburger reviews they’ll be doing this year. Not because they are tired of munching local burgers but because they’ve determined that they’ve hit all the Amelia Island burger spots …… places where they might bump into Popeye’s hamburger-addicted pal Wimpy, who promises owners he’ll “gladly pay them Tuesday for a hamburger today.”