Beaches Watch Solicits Applications for Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship

In what has become a year of uncertainty and dramatic change for our students, Beaches Watch offers a bit of continuity. For the 4th year, we encourage Fletcher High School seniors to apply for the Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship recognizes and supports our future. Applicants need to have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be in good standing with the Dean’s Office, and submit the Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship Application

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Bill Gulliford to be Presented 2020 Friend of the Beaches Award March 4

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is honored to announce Bill Gulliford as the recipient of the 2020 Friend of the Beaches Award.  The award will be presented at the Beaches Watch Membership Social on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Beaches Museum, 381 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL.  The Friend of the Beaches Award honors individuals, businesses or organizations who have greatly contributed to enrich our

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Beaches Go Green Awarded 2019 Give-Back Donation

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Beaches Watch presented the 10th Annual Beaches Watch Give-Back donation to Beaches Go Green.  Beaches Go Green representatives were in attendance to receive the donation and make a presentation about the work being done by their organization. Beaches Go Green was started by Atlantic Beach resident Anne Marie Moquin with the mission to provide education and awareness around single-use plastic pollution, “recycling right, and creating

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Beaches Watch Seeks Nominations for 2019 Give-Back Donation

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is requesting the submission of nominations for the 10th Annual Beaches Watch “Give Back” donation.  This donation recognizes a nonprofit organization that helps enrich the lives of beaches residents.  Prior recipients have been Dial-A-Ride, Beaches Council for the Disabled, the Ish Brandt Beautification Committee, Lend An Ear Outreach Ministries, Beaches Community Kitchen and Beaches Fine Arts Series, Deck the Chairs and the American Red

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Beaches Watch Presents Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Beaches Watch presented the Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship to a deserving Fletcher High School student who shares in our mission to preserve and improve the wonderful quality of life of our special beaches communities. The Beaches Watch scholarship was recently renamed the Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship to honor Fland Sharp, a Fletcher graduate who dedicated his life serving our beaches communities to preserve and protect

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Learn about the 2019 Jacksonville At-Large Candidates

LEARN ABOUT THE JACKSONVILLE AT-LARGE CANDIDATES BEFORE YOU VOTE On May 14, 2019, beaches voters will go to the polls to vote in the Unitary Runoff Election for Jacksonville.  Beaches voters will be voting for two At-Large City Council representatives. Early voting for the Runoff Election will be held: April 29 – May 12, 2019 10am – 6pm Beaches Branch Library 600 3rd St. Neptune Beach, FL  32266 2019 JACKSONVILLE

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2019 Jacksonville City Council Election Information

LEARN ABOUT THE JACKSONVILLE CANDIDATES BEFORE YOU VOTE On March 19, 2019, Duval County voters will go to the polls to vote in the Unitary First Election for Jacksonville.  Beaches voters will be voting for the Jacksonville Mayor and five At-Large City Council representatives. Early voting for the Unitary Election will be held: March 4 – March 17, 2019 10am – 6pm Beaches Branch Library 600 3rd St. Neptune Beach,

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Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol Selected for 2018 Give Back Donation

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol has been selected to be the recipient of the 9th Annual Beaches Watch Give-Back donation and will be presented a check in the amount of $1,000 at the Beaches Watch meeting on Wednesday, December 5 at 7pm in the Community Room of the Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach.  Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol

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2018 District 2 School Board Election Information

Congratulations to Elizabeth Andersen who was elected on November 6, 2018 to the Duval County School Board to represent District 2. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CANDIDATES BEFORE YOU VOTE NOVEMBER 6 Beaches Watch asked all the candidates to respond in writing to questions about Duval Schools issues. Click on the name below to see the candidate responses to the questionnaire: Elizabeth Andersen Nick Howland DISTRICT 2 SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE INFORMATION: Click on

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Beaches Watch Presents Scholarship to 2018 Fletcher High School Senior

On Monday, May 21, 2018, Beaches Watch presented our second annual Beaches Watch scholarship to a deserving Fletcher High School student who shares in our mission to preserve and improve the wonderful quality of life of our special beaches communities. Phuc Pham was selected for his essay discussing what he believes is necessary to improve the quality of life at the beaches. Phuc is graduating 26th in his senior class

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Beaches Watch Leadership Change Annoucement

As one of the founders of Beaches Watch, I have been honored to serve the last 14 years as the organization’s President. During this time, Beaches Watch has made a positive impact in our beaches communities through organizing community conversations, hosting nonpartisan candidate forums and educating and engaging citizens on the issues that impact our quality of life. As a resident of Jacksonville Beach, I love my community and I

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2018 Member Social Appreciation

On April 4, the Beaches Watch Board of Directors hosted the eighth annual Beaches Watch member social at the Beaches Museum & History Park.  This year’s event was bigger and better than ever, thanks to the hard work of the Beaches Watch Board members, everyone who helped organize the event and the Beaches History Museum for the wonderful venue! We would like to thank everyone who joined us for the

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Doug Brown Presented the 2018 Friend of the Beaches Award

On Wednesday April 4, the Beaches Watch Board of Directors presented Doug Brown the 2018 Friend of the Beaches Award. The Friend of the Beaches Award honors individuals, businesses or organizations who have greatly contributed to enrich our quality of life at the beaches. Doug Brown has been an educator at Fletcher High and Middle schools for over 35 years. For 16 years, he has been the sponsor of the

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Nominations Sought for 2018 Friend of the Beaches Award

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 Beaches Watch is seeking nominations for the 2018 Friend of the Beaches Award. The Friend of the Beaches Award is an annual award that recognizes individuals, businesses or organizations for exemplary contributions that have enriched our quality of life at the beaches. “Through the Friend of the Beaches award, we want to recognize the positive things that are happening in our community”, said Beaches

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Beaches Watch Presents Give-Back Donation to the BEAM Grace Garden

On December 6, the BEAM Grace Garden was presented the 8th Annual Beaches Watch “Give-Back” donation. Mary Ellen Waugh, BEAM Food Operations manager and Lori Richards, BEAM Executive Director were in attendance to receive the $1,000 donation and provide a presentation about the work being done by BEAM and the Grace Garden. Built in April 2013, the BEAM Grace Garden supplements the fruits and vegetables offered in BEAM’s food pantries. Located adjacent

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