Category : Island Issues

Environmentalists say ‘Bag It!’ But in What? / video

Last Saturday, at the initiative of Fernandina Beach City Commissioner Johnny Miller, a group of some 20 local citizens including a Sierra Club representative met at Sheffield’s to discuss what they view as a community plastic bag problem.

At least this group hasn’t yet reverted to the tactics of the apocalyptic loons who wander the streets wearing sandwich boards and handing out homemade leaflets. However, if they did some further investigation they might be stumped for an answer when the cashier at their favorite grocery store asks: “Paper or plastic?”

Some, like those who met at Sheffield’s, say the slow composition of plastic leaves the bags drifting around in the ocean for years and according to something called the Algalita Marine Research Foundation they cause the death of marine animals that think the bags are edible.

On the other hand another group of environmentalists, who also think they are doing the Continue Reading →

Drinking & Driving is Cheaper in Georgia

Drinking & Driving is Cheaper in Georgia

To save a few bucks on liquids the less than 20 mile drive North from Amelia Island to the Georgia state line may be in order as gasoline, wine and...

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Impact Fee “Impact” = Empty Store Fronts

During a conversation at the Centre St. Amelia Island Coffee Shop the other day an acquaintance and life-long island resident told me that he counted...

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“Going Postal” 100 Years Ago Was a Family Travel Bargain

“Going Postal” 100 Years Ago Was a Family Travel Bargain

In 1914 if junior wanted to visit granny and granddad, you could just drop him off at the local post office, slap down a little less than 20 cents,...

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‘Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here’  With Wheelchairs, Walkers & High Heels

‘Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here’ With Wheelchairs, Walkers & High Heels

Miller Time: To prove a point our newest city commissioner and Palace Saloon barkeep Johnny Miller took off in a wheelchair the other day to try and...

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