Category: Arts & Entertainment

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 […]

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.

There's a Lot of Talent at Atlantic Beach Elementary School...
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There’s a Lot of Talent at Atlantic Beach Elementary School…

…and there were 32 acts who took to the stage January 27  to prove it. A sold-out event, the show ran for two hours with an intermission. The warm-up act was the Fletcher High School Step Team, whose experience and great vibe set the tone for the evening.   It was great fun to watch […]

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, […]

Happening Last Week at TBO...
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Happening Last Week at TBO…

The Beaches Online (TBO) had a busy and exciting last week. Hydrotion/Beach Bum’s Jacksonville Beach showroom  On Monday we surprised Hydrotion / Beach Bum   with an impromptu birthday party. The local, growing, and awesome skin care and body products company just celebrated its first year in business. Hydrotion is a line of quality facial products […]

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, […]

Want to To Meet the Cast of Wicked...
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Want to To Meet the Cast of Wicked…

  Here’s a Beaches Online exclusive tip:  It’s easy to meet the actors of Wicked right now.  Their run at the Times Union Center’s Moran Theater continues through January 22.    After the performance you should exit the theater promptly and go to the exterior stage door outside the building.  Do not stop to use the […]

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