Category: Off the Island

Hurricane Hermine lashes Florida
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Hurricane Hermine lashes Florida

Beach News Now: 8/31/16
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Beach News Now: 8/31/16

Thousands attend Trump rally in Jacksonville
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Thousands attend Trump rally in Jacksonville

Thousands packed into the Veterans Memorial Arena in Downtown Jacksonville to take part in a rally to support Donald Trump. The New York businessman is traveling the country in an attempt to woo voters before the November election. By Trump’s own estimate, 16,000 supporters came out in support. The capacity for a concert is 15,000. […]

Tropical Storm Earl forms in Caribbean
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Tropical Storm Earl forms in Caribbean

The National Hurricane Center in Miami has declared a weather system in the Caribbean Sea as Tropical Storm Earl. Earl is located well away from the beaches, and does not appear to be a threat to our area at this time. Stay with The Beaches Online and Beach News Now for continuing coverage of this […]

State of Emergency declared for beaches
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State of Emergency declared for beaches

The governor of Florida has declared a state of emergency for our beaches due to incoming Tropical Storm Colin. Duval and St. Johns Counties, along with a handful of others in the state, were placed under that perimeter around 11 a.m. Monday. The declaration allows special protective actions to be taken to ensure the safety […]

Track power outages during storm
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Track power outages during storm

With Tropical Storm Colin approaching, power outages are likely. Some outages were already reported this morning, according to JEA. Customers of JEA can monitor outages as they happen on an interactive online map: https://www.jea.com/outage_center/OutageMap_Reporting/ There is currently no online outage map for customers of Beaches Energy.

Warning issued as Colin eyes Jax Beaches
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Warning issued as Colin eyes Jax Beaches

Tropical Storm Colin is charging through the Gulf of Mexico and eyeing the Florida coast. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Indian Pass to Englewood, along the gulf coast. A tropical storm warning is currently in effect for our beach communities. Our communities can expect inundating rains, with local amounts in excess of […]

TBO INVESTIGATES: Residents fuming after address change
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TBO INVESTIGATES: Residents fuming after address change

An address change is brewing in some parts of Atlantic Beach. Or, is it brewing in Jacksonville? That’s the big question after residents took to Facebook reporting they had received letters from the United States Postal Service indicating their mailing address would change from “Atlantic Beach, FL” to “Jacksonville, FL” on May 1. This impacts […]

LOCAL COMPANY DEVELOPS NEW SMART TECHNOLOGY
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LOCAL COMPANY DEVELOPS NEW SMART TECHNOLOGY

Force Innovations, a local technology firm is developing new smart technology for homes that will take operation and security to new space age levels. Dan Fulmer, a life long beaches resident has been in the technology business for years, and his company Fultech, has seen many changes in the time. “I’m really impressed with where […]

SHRIMP FESTIVAL A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR BEACHES FAMILY
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SHRIMP FESTIVAL A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR BEACHES FAMILY

When the 49th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival  www.shrimpfestival.com kicks off tomorrow, an Atlantic Beach family will be well represented throughout the festival. Sisters Kathy and Mary Frosio and brother Al, along with his wife, Karin, all will be a part of the festivities in one way or another. The Frosios are life long […]

'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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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