As you may have heard, Nassau County's Halloween Festival Friday night will feature costume contests for kinds, adults, families, and pets. Anyone wishing to enter a costume contest must arrive and be in line by 5:30 p.m. Costume judging will end at 6:30 so don't be late!
There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each category. A big thank you to the following businesses for donating prizes for the contest!
If you have any questions, please contact Parks & Rec Director, Jay Robertson, at (904) 530-6120 or via email a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spaghetti with the Sheriff
The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and NCSO Charities, Inc. is hosting their very first “Spaghetti with the Sheriff” fundraiser on Monday November 7th at Amelia Island Brewing Company at 316 Centre St. in Fernandina Beach from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Tickets are $13.00 for Spaghetti with Sauce or $16.00 for Spaghetti with Meatballs. All dinners will include a non-alcoholic beverage (tea, soda or water), a fresh salad and a roll. What a DEAL! So bring the family out, chat with Sheriff Bill Leeper and NCSO Personnel to support a great cause!
Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase by stopping by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Reception Window at 77151 Citizens Circle Yulee, FL 32097. Acceptable forms of payment are cash or credit/debit cards. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit “Shop with a Cop.”
10/20/22 @ 4:20 p.m. - At the Wednesday, October 19th meeting, the Board approved Resolution No. 2022-196 commending Aaron Bell and Resolution No. 2022-195 commending Thomas Ford for their service to the citizens of Nassau County as County Commissioners.
Commissioner Bell began his term on November 20, 2018 representing District 2. Since being elected, Aaron obtained his Certified County Commissioner and Advanced County Commissioner certifications through the Florida Association of Counties. He has also ably represented Nassau County in many forums and Boards, including serving on the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, Northeast Florida Regional Council and its Board of Directors, Canvassing Board, Value Adjustment Board, Small County Coalition, and the Tourist Development Council.
Commissioner Thomas Ford also began his term on November 20, 2018 representing District 4. Like Commissioner Bell, he also obtained his Certified County Commissioner and Advanced County Commissioner certifications through the Florida Association of Counties. Thomas represented Nassau County on the First Coast Workforce Development Coalition, ADA Committee, St. Mary's River Management Committee, Canvassing Board, Value Adjustment Board, Florida Association of Counties, North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, Essential Housing Advisory Committee, and the Small County Coalition.
Both Commissioners' terms as County Commissioner will end on November 21, 2022. We commend them for their exemplary service and their dedication to the County and its residents.
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10/20/22 @ 3:45 p.m. - At yesterday's meeting, the Board of County Commissioners recognized Permit Specialist Supervisor, Melanie Liddell, for 25 years of service to the County.
County Manager, Taco Pope, stated, "This morning, we have a very special recognition. Melanie's leadership and experience has been instrumental. She has been placed in a management position and is training the new permit specialists. She also provides guidance every day to the Building Department staff".
Building Official, Keith Ellis, echoed Taco's comments adding, "I can't say enough about Melanie. She's worked for the County for 25 years and I've had the pleasure of working with her for 21 of those years. Melanie never complains and she's a model employee. If I could clone her, I would", joked Keith. "She comes in every day with a positive attitude and gets the work done, no matter what it takes".
Congratulations Melanie! We appreciate your hard work and dedication to Nassau County and its residents.
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Members of the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce:
Please take 10 minutes to provide your feedback and help us improve our membership services and benefits. Chamber member respondents will be treated to 'sammies' (sandwiches) in November as well as entered to win prizes. Only current employees of Chamber of Commerce members are asked to complete the survey.
By answering these questions and providing feedback, we can all work together to ensure the Chamber is fulfilling your specific business needs. The survey will be open until Friday, October 28, 2022. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Chamber at info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com or (904) 261-3248. To complete the survey, click below.
The City of Fernandina Beach Land Development Code Restructuring Survey is a part of the future restructuring process for the City's Land Development Code. The City is collecting your feedback to better understand your experience using the code and any challenges you face, specific to the structure and organization of the code.
Please note that content changes are not being considered as a part of the survey. Your feedback will be used to form a more user-focused code that is more accessible, easier to navigate, and easier understand. Thank you for your participation. To complete the survey, click below.
10/19/22 @ 5:05 p.m.
The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library is holding a book sale this weekend. A special pre-sale began today for members of the Friends of the Library, however the event is open to everyone beginning tomorrow.
Below is the schedule:
Items for sale include a large variety of books, CDs, DVDs, LP's, puzzles, and games.
The sale will take place at the Peck Center Gym located at 510 South 10th Street. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library.
If you have any questions, please contact the Library at (904) 530-6500.
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FERNANDINA BEACH, FL (October 13, 2022)
School: Southside Elementary
Ford Weldon is a seven-year-old in the 2nd grade at Southside Elementary School and a club member at Roberts Learning and Achievement Center. Ford has been a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County since August. Ford loves swimming, and his favorite colors are black, yellow and gray. He excels at math, enjoys football, and reading books about war. His favorite band is 7 Nation Army. Since becoming a member, Ford has demonstrated the Boys & Girls Clubs core values and has been an asset to the Roberts Club membership. Way to go, Ford!
School: Wildlight Elementary
Cashes Fernandez is a nine-year-old in the 4th grade at Wildlight Elementary School and has been a Miller Freedom Center club member for a year. His favorite program is Sports and Recreation, and he really enjoys playing basketball and football with his friends. Cashes’ favorite color is green, and his favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant. Cashes loves to read, and does so at a high school level! His current favorite book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Cashes always has a positive attitude and is eager to learn new things. He is a great role model for his peers. Congratulations, Cashes!
Christy Wright – September 2022
School: Hilliard Elementary
Christy Wright is an 8 year-old in the 2nd grade at Hilliard Elementary School. Coming to the Boys & Girls Club in Hilliard is her first after-school experience and she loves being a member. Her favorite program is Health & Life Skills, because she enjoys learning about safety and character development. Her favorite sport is baseball, especially the local Hilliard team, “Black Flashes,” and Coach Chris. In school, her favorite subject is math, and she says it is both cool and fun! She loves the color blue and playing with her dolls. At the club, she encourages the younger club members to read aloud to her, and she helps them with their pronunciation. She is always thoughtful and willing to help with any task. Congratulations, Christy!
For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County please visit bgcnassau.org.
The Board of County Commissioners and GreenPointe Communities, Inc., will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this week celebrating completion of Phase One of the Tributary Regional Park. This phase consists of new a playground, athletic fields, a multi-use space, concession stand, and restroom facility. Future phases include additional athletic fields, a dog park, board walk with kayak launch, multi-use trails, and nature trails.
The park is a result of a public-private partnership between the Board of County Commissioners and the Developer, GreenPointe Communities, Inc. The Park is located on Edwards Road, just west of I-95 and although it's adjacent to the Tributary community, it is a regional park that will be available for all Nassau County residents to enjoy.
WHAT: Ribbon Cutting for Tributary Park (Phase One)
WHEN: Thurday, October 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Tributary Park, 75425 Edwards Road, Yulee, FL 32097
If you have any questions, please contact Parks & Recreation Director, Jay Robertson, at (904) 530-6120 or via email at email@example.com.
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The Nassau County Board of County Commission is working with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) on a Broadband Availability Map and a speed test to identify broadband internet service availability throughout the state. Participation in this internet speed test will help Nassau County and the state of Florida identify gaps in high-speed internet service.
The Broadband Availability Map identifies a location’s speed, connectivity, and access to broadband services. These insights allow the state of Florida to better identify and reach unserved and underserved areas of the state. The map will be an asset to local communities and internet service providers to assist with broadband planning efforts.
As part of DEO’s efforts to encourage public participation collaboration and ensure a high level of transparency, the Florida Broadband Availability Map will be continuously updated on the webpage. Please note that the map is not complete and will continue to be updated as more data is added and changes in broadband availability are identified.
DEO is enlisting the help of the public to take an internet speed test to assist in further developing Florida's Broadband Availability Map. Your participation will help the state of Florida identify gaps in high-speed internet service in order to advance the state’s overall broadband infrastructure expansion goals. Using your internet connection, the speed test will measure the speed of internet transmission between your device and an outside server. The speed test can be completed using any device that has an internet or cellular connection and takes less than one minute to complete. After taking the speed test, you will receive immediate results from your test. Results will populate the map once you complete the speed test and will include your download, upload, latency, and ping speeds. The data collected from your internet’s speed test will be displayed on the Florida Broadband Availability Map in real time.
To take the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s speed test, please click the following link: DOE SPEED TEST.
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