Category: Our Beach Towns

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

M Shack: Deliciously Delightful
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M Shack: Deliciously Delightful

To say that the dining experience at M Shack is anything but deliciously delightful would be a falsity. From the simple, but modern decor, to the perfectly prepared burgers, friers, tots, and shakes, this is a true “full package” fast casual dining experience. If you’re looking for a bite to eat at lunchtime; perhaps the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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