PBS’s “Family Travels with Colleen Kelly” visits Amelia Island
The show filmed in a number of family-friendly locations on the island.
Bow and Apple Hair Bows By Heather: Custom bows made in Fernandina
A Fernandina Beach school teacher makes the delicate bows by hand.
Revolutionary sun defense foods company launches on Amelia Island
Local parents created yummy health bars that naturally build your resistance to the sun's rays.
Surf Asylum’s surfing power couple offers lessons for all ages in Fernandina Beach
Their specialized camps and classes include beginner, advanced, and even all-girls events.
Jax Riverside Arts Market, Hemming Park and The Landing provide family fun
See pics of Jax's newest playground and find out what makes Riverside Arts Market kid-approved!
Sweet Pete’s candy shop offers delicious fun at new downtown Jax location
Sweet Pete's has found a new sweet spot to offer its candy, classes and parties in Jax.
Party Bounce Play: More than just a name change for Fernandina’s indoor play place
New manager has "cleaned house" to give families a better experience.
Villa Villekulla Toy Store opens on downtown Fernandina’s 2nd Street
The local-owned shop offers unique, hand-picked toys at a surprisingly affordable price.
Review: St. Marys Steam Locomotive Express
For the past year, our region has enjoyed a rare treat - the St. Marys Express - which offers family-friendly,… [more]
This Week’s E-Newsletter
This week you can get into the Christmas spirit by hopping aboard an open air Christmas train with St. Nick, wearing your pajamas to downtown shopping … [Read More...]
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With our Pajama Days shopping event, the Cookie Tour of Inns and our annual Christmas Parade, just to name a few, Fernandina Beach is already a … [Read More...]
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For the Mamas
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A big congratulations to the winner of our makeover contest, Dawn Lunt, who won her pampering in a … [Read More...]
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Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and we're so fortunate to again have an amazing series of … [Read More...]
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The beloved St. Marys Aquatic Center has opened its doors again for the summer. This small, … [Read More...]
Marina Moffett hasn't had to seek out students for her piano lessons in a very long … [Read More...]
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I never realized how often my son got away with having a messy room until he cleaned it … [Read More...]
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