Author Archive for Jeannie Greenwald

Jeannie Greenwald is a freelance photographer, neighborhoods evangelist, and editor-in-chief of The Beaches Online. She is also a degreed psychologist and occasionally works as an adoption social worker for Jacksonville area families. She founded The Beaches Online, LLC, in 2011 to write about the happenings in 'the beaches' - the island-without-a-name, in Duval and St. Johns Counties, Florida. Always equipped with cameras, she roams the beaches, the string of barrier islands from Amelia to Anastasia, and also journeys inland, to the rural banks of Florida's blackwater rivers, and the pristine, freshwater springs. Jeannie's lived at the beaches for twelve years, and considers herself a common-law native. She celebrates the joy of living in a coastal community that prides itself on its beautiful beaches and strong, independent local business community.

Farm-to-Table Dinner: Beaches Style?
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Farm-to-Table Dinner: Beaches Style?

Two years ago and again last year, our neighbors to the west, in San Marco, hosted a beautiful Farm-to-Table dinner in one of their lovely parks. Featuring locally sourced foods prepared by their area’s most innovative and adventurous chefs, I covered this dinner. I wandered among the guests and shot photos, listened to the trio playing […]

'Keep the Ferry' Float a Hit at the Beaches Parade!
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‘Keep the Ferry’ Float a Hit at the Beaches Parade!

  The annual Opening of the Beaches Parade on Sunday was held under beautiful skies and a great group of floats, and terrific, beaches-lovin’ crowd. Here’s just a few of the many floats and Parade marchers that delighted the crowds and kids who lined the route of this annual Parade, now in its 66th year. […]

'Tour-de-Farm' This Sunday!
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‘Tour-de-Farm’ This Sunday!

    Are you a fan of the Beaches Green Market and/or the Atlantic Beach Mid-Week Market?  Do you enjoy eating foods grown locally; fresh, organic food?  Do you enjoy gardening yourself, or even just looking at the beauty of growing food? This Sunday is the day when more than 20 farms from three counties welcome […]

A Cabin in the Woods: Lafayette Blue Springs
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A Cabin in the Woods: Lafayette Blue Springs

This time we’re recommending glamping. That’s camping, for those of us who love the outdoors and nature— and air conditioning, beds/bedrooms, full kitchens, and a screened porch to enjoy the deep-woods ambiance. Take your pick: the hanging porch swing, one of four rocking chairs, or the picnic table, all enclosed on a wraparound screened porch. […]

There's Still Time to Catch Jersey Boys!
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There’s Still Time to Catch Jersey Boys!

If you haven’t seen the popular musical Jersey Boys, there’s still time to catch the show will it’s in Jacksonville. This is the final weekend for Jersey Boys at the Times-Union Center Moran Theater.  Click here to check for ticket availability. The show wraps Sunday, April 1. Whether or not you’ve seen the show, everyone […]

We Love Makeup: It's in Our DNA
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We Love Makeup: It’s in Our DNA

It’s just one of those things. We’ve loved make up since middle school, and we’ve become quite the connoisseur  with all our years of practice. We do it for ourselves; it’s not about impressing anyone.   We love the process, the experimenting, the texture, the fun.  We’re always looking for something new. So naturally we’re […]

Shopping with Friends: A Miss America Comes to Town
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Shopping with Friends: A Miss America Comes to Town

Former Miss America and Jacksonville native, Leanza Cornett, recently headed the cast of Nunsense! at Alhambra Theatre.  It ran for five weeks and ended on February 5. While Leanza was here, her young friend Elise Lobb, a local high schooler, model, and terrific golfer, took her to one of her favorite beaches boutiques, Rosie True. […]

Meeting Austin Adamec
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Meeting Austin Adamec

                              The beaches community really is a fertile place for  musical talent, too.  Must be that salt air, those sea breezes.  Growing up at the beaches is a fortunate thing!  Well, we already knew that, but it really is something; we roam […]

New Gary Mack Exhibit at Atlantic Beach's Adele Grage Center
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New Gary Mack Exhibit at Atlantic Beach’s Adele Grage Center

There’s still time to enjoy the work of local artist Gary Mack.  Head over to the Adele Grage Cultural Center in Atlantic Beach and see his work lining the walls now until February 29. Gary Mack’s work has been shown around the beaches for years.  He’s painted many of our iconic beaches locations.  He’s truly […]

Keep the Ferry - and Historic A1A: Our Islands and Coastline Needs It
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Keep the Ferry – and Historic A1A: Our Islands and Coastline Needs It

Florida’s Historic Highway A1A begins just south of the Georgia border, then comes east to hug the coastline all the way to Key West.  Mile Marker 0. We’ve all seen that white oval A1A decal.  It’s iconic. Remember that it’s northeast Florida’s A1A too, and the Mayport Ferry is part of that highway, the same […]

26.2 in Pictures, Part Two and The End.
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26.2 in Pictures, Part Two and The End.

This is our last installment of the 26.2 for 2012.  It was another smashing success, and as the cities remove the last of the evidence of the race – street markings, yard signage, banner flags that lined our Third Street (aka historic Highway State Road A1A), the neighbors, too, have race remnants around their yards.  The […]

Entertainment at the 26.2 20 Mile Mark: Friends of Blake
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Entertainment at the 26.2 20 Mile Mark: Friends of Blake

The Jacksonville Band Friends of Blake came out to entertain the runners, volunteers, spectators, and photographers at the 20 mile mark of the course.   The staged themselves near to the street and amazed us with their ability to play guitar with knit gloves on their fingers (and their musical talent, for sure)!  It was […]

A Photo Story: The 26.2 and the People Who Love It (Part One)
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A Photo Story: The 26.2 and the People Who Love It (Part One)

The race began ten minutes late, due to the shuttles’ schedule having been a bit delayed.  They waited for everyone to arrive…and gave us photographers a bit more light to work with as each minute brought sunrise nearer. She sports the number 1. She gives the runners a last-minute rallying call and thanks everyone.  Jacksonville […]

The 26.2: A View from the Starting Line at Mayo Clinic
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The 26.2: A View from the Starting Line at Mayo Clinic

We were at Mayo Clinic for the start of the coldest 26.2 yet. As the runners kept themselves wrapped in blankets or thermal wrap, or simply bounced about in the pre-dawn darkness to keep warm, Donna Deegan address the massive crowd with her inspiring rallying remarks just moments before the race began. She was followed […]

Love Luscious Long Lashes?
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Love Luscious Long Lashes?

Well, let’s be honest. Who doesn’t? Lately we’ve been seeing lots of women sporting some beautiful lashes and everyone’s heard about Latisse.  But eyelash extensions had us intrigued.  When we met The Beaches Online’s newest sponsor Paradise Grooming for Men‘s owners, we couldn’t take our eyes off of theirs.  Really!  So we asked, “Tell us […]

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