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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Jacksonville Beach Seeks Citizen Input on Future Vision

Over the next few months, the City of Jacksonville Beach will be hosting Community Conversations to develop a future vision for the city. Participants will share aspirations for the city and ideas for how the city can achieve them. Each meeting will be hosted by the City Manager and a member of the City Council. Citizens are encouraged to be a part of these Community Conversations to share your vision for

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Neptune Beach Seeks Community Input on Vision Plan

The Neptune Beach Community Vision Plan process is the first phase of a 3-phase process to gather big-picture input from the citizens of Neptune Beach and establish a long-term vision for the future of the City. Before the city’s comprehensive plan and land development regulations can be updated, it is important to establish a shared vision of what Neptune Beach should look and feel like in 20 years. In the

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Jacksonville Beach Approves Short-Term Vacation Rental Legislation

On September 16, 2019, the Jacksonville Beach City Council approved legislation to regulate the operation of short-term vacation rentals in Jacksonville Beach. With over 400 short-term vacation rentals operating in Jacksonville Beach, this legislation will ensure these businesses are properly registered, they are paying the necessary taxes and fees, the properties are providing sufficient parking and their business operations are not negatively impacting the neighboring homes. To see the approved

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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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Jacksonville Beach Considers Short-Term Rental Legislation

On July 15 at 7pm, the Jacksonville Beach City Council will be voting on legislation to regulate the 400+ short-term vacation rentals in Jacksonville Beach. It is important to note, the proposed ordinance is NOT banning short term vacation rentals, but rather requiring vacation rentals to register with the city, comply with state life safety requirements, obtain proper state licensing, pay the proper business taxes and tourist development taxes and

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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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2018 Jacksonville Beach Election Information

Congratulations to the following candidates who were elected to the Jacksonville Beach City Council on November 6, 2018: District 1, Seat 4:  Cory Nichols District 2, Seat 5:  Georgette Dumont District 3, Seat 6:  Sandy Golding The swearing in ceremony for the new Jacksonville Beach City Council members will be held Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7pm at Jacksonville Beach City Hall in the Council Chambers, 11 N. 3rd St.,

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2018 Neptune Beach Election Information

Congratulations to the following candidates who were elected to the Neptune Beach City Council on November 6, 2018: City Council Seat 4:  Josh Messinger City Council Seat 5:  Fred Jones The swearing in ceremony for the new Neptune Beach City Council members will be held Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7pm at the Neptune Beach City Hall in the Council Chambers, 116 First St., Neptune Beach. NEPTUNE BEACH CANDIDATE FORUM:

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