Category: Neptune Beach

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 […]

Must See at the BTC
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Must See at the BTC

    If you haven’t been to the corner – where Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach join to form The Beaches Town Center – during this holiday season, then do get down there to see this excellent display of Christmas lights with beachy accoutrement.  Our little coastal communities exude small town holiday charm, and have […]

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 […]

How to Buy a Christmas Tree: R and R Christmas Trees in Neptune Beach
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How to Buy a Christmas Tree: R and R Christmas Trees in Neptune Beach

Over in Neptune Beach, we met Rick Sauls, who runs R and R Christmas Trees on the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Penman Road, at the edge of the Winn-Dixie parking lot.  Rick and his partner from Michigan have been selling Christmas trees, from Michigan, for twenty years here.  They’ve employed lots of beaches youth […]

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 […]

Fletcher High Students and Neptune Beach to "Light the Night" for Holidays...and Education
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Fletcher High Students and Neptune Beach to “Light the Night” for Holidays…and Education

When the City of Neptune Beach lights its Christmas tree on Friday December 2, they will also be working with some students from  Fletcher High School’s AICE Program (Advanced International Certificate of Education) to light Penman Road and the neighboring area of Jarboe Park with holiday luminaries. Luminaria are a beautiful holiday decoration, lighting the night […]

Thanksgiving at Pete's Bar: 2011 Edition
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Thanksgiving at Pete’s Bar: 2011 Edition

First Street in front of Pete’s has been swept clean, and now all the shops at the beaches are in full-on holiday mode. Thanksgiving 2011 is history, but memories of the cocktail party at Pete’s Bar in Neptune Beach will carry us through until next year.     These guys skated over for some libations […]

Giving Thanks for Pete's
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Giving Thanks for Pete’s

Thanksgiving at the beach would not be complete without dropping in at Pete’s Bar in Neptune Beach.  Despite the many years of these Thanksgiving ‘pre-family dinner gathering-for-cocktails‘ get togethers, many beaches residents (or townies) have yet to experience a Thanksgiving at Pete’s.  If you haven’t, you should.  It’s tradition, y’all.   This tradition has morphed over the […]

MarshFest at Dutton Island Amazes, Thrills
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MarshFest at Dutton Island Amazes, Thrills

MarshFest arrived at Dutton Island this weekend with dozens of booths and fun events.

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