Category: Happening at the Beach

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 […]

Some Sights and Sounds from the 26.2 with Donna: The Selva Marina Neighborhood in Atlantic Beach
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Some Sights and Sounds from the 26.2 with Donna: The Selva Marina Neighborhood in Atlantic Beach

I had a great time with the runners, volunteers, and neighbors of the Selva Marina neighborhood in Atlantic Beach as runners from the 26.2 with Donna made their way through these tree-lined streets of a community that lines the street every year to cheer them on. All the beaches communities support this event every year – […]

The Mayport Ferry: A Thing of the Past?
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The Mayport Ferry: A Thing of the Past?

By the close of business on September 30, 2012, State Road A1A could be cut in half, and a historic piece of our island could be lost if JaxPort continues with their plan. The plan: end funding of the Mayport Ferry, a community boat shuttle that has operated in 1948.

Fletcher High School Holds Annual Welcome Breakfast for Prospective Students This Friday
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Fletcher High School Holds Annual Welcome Breakfast for Prospective Students This Friday

  On Friday morning, January 27 at 8:00 am students starting 9th grade this fall and their parents are invited to attend the Welcome Breakfast.  This event is organized by Fletcher’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and is all about making prospective students feel comfortable about starting high school and showing them why Fletcher is, […]

Players By The Sea to Put On Pulitzer Prize Winning Musical
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Players By The Sea to Put On Pulitzer Prize Winning Musical

Following a successful Broadway and touring run, Players By The Sea will be producing a version of the musical Next to Normal this month and next, across the Intracoastal at the FSCJ  Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts. Next to Normal is the story of Diana, a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect […]

The Mid-Week Farmer's Market in Atlantic Beach:  Keeping it Green All Week Long
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The Mid-Week Farmer’s Market in Atlantic Beach: Keeping it Green All Week Long

Isn’t everyone on the island  aware of the Beaches Green Market held on Saturday afternoons in Neptune Beach?  It’s a wonderful weekly gathering of growers and other vendors who gather to sell fresh and locally sourced food. It’s very popular, year round.   If you’re in Ponte Vedra, come on out; it isn’t far. Fresh food, locally grown…well, […]

If New Year's Was Today...
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If New Year’s Was Today…

… would so many have come to frolic and play? It is winter, after all, but it was easy to forget, just a few days ago, when the WaveMasters held their 17th annual New Year’s Day Polar Plunge.  The tradition began with a group of surfer friends who got together on New Year’s morning and celebrated […]

Annual Tradition on New Year's Day
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Annual Tradition on New Year’s Day

Hundreds flocked to the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach on the first morning of 2012 to ring in the new year with a plunge right into the Atlantic Ocean. The skies were blue and the temperature was mild; while years past had seen downright chilly air temperatures to greet the ‘plungers,’ this year’s Polar Plunge […]

Ring in the New Year with a Taste of Ireland
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Ring in the New Year with a Taste of Ireland

Looking for a great place to party on New Year’s Eve? We have a great little Irish pub here in Atlantic Beach, owned by four sisters from Limerick, Ireland. Founded in 2005, Culhane’s has set the local standard for traditional Irish meals, mixed with the local cuisine you’d typically find in our coastal environment. Always […]

It's the Perfect Time for Winterfest...
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It’s the Perfect Time for Winterfest…

…at Adventure Landing, now through January 2. School is out and the kids are  looking for something to do.   Why not take them over to Adventure Landing’s first Winterfest and let them experience some northern winter fun right here at the beaches?  Check out all the details about Adventure Landing’s Winterfest here. Have you been […]

Want to See a Live Nativity?  There's Still Time...
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Want to See a Live Nativity? There’s Still Time…

…as Christ United Methodist Church on Penman Road in Neptune Beach stages a live nativity scene on its front lawn on December 18 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. If you missed the live nativity, A Bethlehem Visit, the annual big event hosted by Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church, head on over to the Christ United Methodist on […]

The Rockettes at The Beaches
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The Rockettes at The Beaches

Nancy Dance Studio’s oldest dance crew perform for the crowd where Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach meet the ocean.

Young Dancers Need Your Help for London Adventure
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Young Dancers Need Your Help for London Adventure

The Studio 1014 ‘Dance Elite’ team is set to take the stage at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, to show off their talented moves. But first, the Neptune Beach based studio must raise the money necessary to get across the Atlantic! That’s why they’re holding an auction this weekend at Freebird, in Jacksonville Beach, […]

Christmas Season Begins at The Beaches
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Christmas Season Begins at The Beaches

The Christmas season at The Beaches kicks off this week first in Neptune Beach, then in Atlantic Beach. The cities were busy preparing for the festivities on Tuesday, stringing lights and hoisting the city Christmas trees into position. The City of Neptune Beach’s Community Development Director Amanda Askew, as well as Danny Johnson and Bobby Williams […]

Beaches Town Center Comings and Goings
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Beaches Town Center Comings and Goings

If you haven’t been to the Beaches Town Center since the Thanksgiving holiday, boy, have you missed a lot. The group of shops that straddles the border between Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach welcomed a new eatery, and waved goodbye to another. M Shack, which we posted about before its official opening, is now open […]

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