Category: Ponte Vedra Beach

EVACUATION: Beaches residents ordered out as Matthew takes aim
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EVACUATION: Beaches residents ordered out as Matthew takes aim

Residents of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beaches, and Jacksonville Beach have been ordered to leave the beaches in advance of devastating Hurricane Matthew. Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry has signed a declaration of emergency for the entirety of Duval County. All schools are closed Thursday and Friday.

STATE OF EMERGENCY: Matthew takes aim at Florida
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STATE OF EMERGENCY: Matthew takes aim at Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for all counties in Florida, including Duval and St. Johns. The announcements come after updated computer model forecasts show dangerous Hurricane Matthew could deal a decimating blow to the Sunshine State. Governor Scott said, “Hurricane Matthew is a life-threatening category four hurricane and we must […]

Hurricane Hermine lashes Florida
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Hurricane Hermine lashes Florida

Tropical Storm Warning issued for beaches
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Tropical Storm Warning issued for beaches

A tropical storm warning is now in effect for all of our beach communities in preparation for Hermine. The latest track takes it close enough to our area where we are in the forecast for winds in excess of 40mph with gusts over 60mph. The First Warning Weather Center is also worried about the threat […]

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

Beach News Now: 8/30/2016
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Beach News Now: 8/30/2016

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 […]

Warnings flying for Florida coast as Sandy approaches
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Warnings flying for Florida coast as Sandy approaches

Tropical storm watches and warnings are flying for the east Florida coast as Hurricane Sandy makes a swipe at the Sunshine State. Sandy’s rapid intensification just before a Cuban landfall has many Floridians on edge. Any western deviation in track could bring hurricane force winds to the coast. At the very minimum, The Beaches will […]

WARRIORS FIND ASSISTANCE WITH SERVICE DOGS
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WARRIORS FIND ASSISTANCE WITH SERVICE DOGS

There was once a time when animals that assisted the handicapped were primarily known as “Seeing Eye Dogs.” Over the past decade, in this age of political correctness, the term Seeing Eye Dog has transitioned into “Service Dog,” but the title isn’t the only change in regards to the functions they provide. Service dogs have […]

“GOOD MORNING!” “HOW YOU DOING?” “GOOD AFTERNOON!”
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“GOOD MORNING!” “HOW YOU DOING?” “GOOD AFTERNOON!”

For many people work is not much more than a means to the end. We get up, go to work and come home. Day after day. After day. We work hard so we can play hard, then events like the PLAYERS Championship come along and we take a day or two off from work so […]

JIM AND TABITHA FURYK FOUNDATION TREAT KIDS TO DAY AT PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
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JIM AND TABITHA FURYK FOUNDATION TREAT KIDS TO DAY AT PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

  When it comes to giving back to the community, Jim and Tabitha Furyk take it as their personal responsibility to make a difference in the community they have chosen as their home. Since moving to Ponte Vedra the Furyks have started The Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation and have been hard at work to […]

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP MORE THAN JUST GOLF FOR MANY LOCALS
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PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP MORE THAN JUST GOLF FOR MANY LOCALS

Whether you love golf or not, chances are you wait patiently all year for the PGA TOUR’s flagship event to come back to the First Coast every May. The PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP is unmistakably the TOUR’s biggest tournament, and for the golfers who tee it up in hopes of winning the tournament, it is one of […]

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