Musings, opinions, observations, questions, and random thoughts on island life, Fernandina Beach and more

Eatery Serving Edible Family Heirlooms

Drinking, Dancing & Dining: First Coast Highway’s Wines by Steve and Horizons have teamed up to host a $40 per person (not including tax and tip) dinner Wednesday, February 26 at 6 pm at Horizon’s new location at  5472 First Coast Highway, former home of long-gone Gennero’s. The menu and wines aren’t set yet, but […]

Island Resident Takes Unique Approach To Help Pay for “Unaffordable Care Act”

Many people are discovering that the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is anything but affordable. In fact it is just the opposite according to news reports and individual testimonies, thereby forcing folks to scramble for ways to pay for lost health care coverage and its increased costs. Fernandina Beach resident and neighbor Dan Broyles took an […]

Being on the Fast Track Not Always Best

Marina restaurant owner Patricia Toundas suffered a fate many saw coming for others…her car was whacked by a train as she left it parked on the tracks while she unloaded supplies for her eatery. Ms. Toundes is involved in a property dispute with the city of Fernandina Beach claiming the disputed space between her restaurant […]

Is Florida Going to the Birds?

Amelia Island has a lot in common with a number of other Florida communities when it comes to fowl places to live as towns from Coconut Grove to Longboat Key and Plant City to Cape Canaveral have grappled with how to deal with the noisy, nonnative, invasive peafowl while Key West is fighting a chicken […]

‘You’re Fired!’ ‘Really? When was I hired?’

In early January, while flipping through its newspaper, management at the Fernandina Beach News-Leader was alarmed to discover that I had been writing a weekly column (Dave’s World) for it the past two years and promptly told me to knock it off. But not because I deserved a break after devoting 15 minutes and a […]