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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.

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating Hydrotion/Beach Bum: Quality Skin Care Products Made Fresh for You in Jacksonville Beach.
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Celebrating Hydrotion/Beach Bum: Quality Skin Care Products Made Fresh for You in Jacksonville Beach.

The Jacksonville Beach skin care and body products company Hydrotion/Beach Bum celebrated its first year in business, and The Beaches Online was there to celebrate. We’ve used their products, we like them, and we think you will, too. Dr. Spring Behrouz is the scientist who developed the just-right combination of fresh, natural, and anti-oxidant ingredients […]

Fletcher High Rolls Out The Welcome Mat
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Fletcher High Rolls Out The Welcome Mat

On Friday morning January 27 Fletcher High’s PTSA hosted its annual Welcome Breakfast, where it was all about making this year’s area 8th graders and their parents feel comfortable as they begin their high school journey, and showing them why Fletcher is, indeed, the Pride of the Beaches. Prospective Fletcher students and parents from the […]

Neptune Beach's Greg Hallaman's Going to the Super Bowl...
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Neptune Beach’s Greg Hallaman’s Going to the Super Bowl…

Neptune Beach resident Greg Hallaman is heading to the Super Bowl!  No…he’s not a super fan of either the Giants or the Patriots, but it’s definitely all about football, sports and opportunity. Hallaman has hosted  The Greg Hallaman Show on 1010 XL radio since August, and the sports talk program will be broadcasting from “Radio Row” […]

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 […]

Small Plane Lands Safely in Atlantic Beach
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Small Plane Lands Safely in Atlantic Beach

We’re guessing everyone’s heard that a small plane landed in Atlantic Beach, on the beach at 17th Street,  Wednesday afternoon.  When we arrived on the scene at about 5:30pm we learned that the pilot and his dog had been the only occupants and were unharmed, as he’d safely landed the sputtering aircraft on the sand. […]

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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