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Citizens Police Academy Applications Being Accepted

The Jacksonville Beach Police Department is accepting applications for the 40th session of the Citizens Police Academy. When:  January 11, 2018 – April 5, 2018 How Often:  Every Thursday night – 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Where:  Police Department Squad Room, 101 South Penman Road, Jacksonville Beach Cost:  Only $25 When you attend the Jacksonville Beach Police Academy, you step into the real world of 21st century policing.  JBPD opens

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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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2017 Atlantic Beach Election Information

2017 ATLANTIC BEACH ELECTION RESULTS On August 29, 2017, Atlantic Beach voters went to the polls to vote in the Primary Election to vote for Mayor and two Commission seats. Congratulations to the candidates who were elected to serve on the Atlantic Beach Commission: Mayor:  Ellen Glasser Commission Seat 4:  Candace Lee Kelly Commission Seat 5: Brittany Norris 2017 PRIMARY ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM: On Thursday, August 10, 2017 Beaches Watch hosted a candidate

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Fred Jones Appointed to Neptune Beach City Council

Congratulations to Fred Jones who was appointed to Council Seat 5 to complete the remainder of John Jolly’s term that will expire November 2018. Mr. Jones is a senior transportation and land use planner with nearly 15 years of experience in plan development and project/program management for a variety of planning and mobility projects. His expertise includes multimodal transportation planning, corridor studies, complete streets, traffic impact analysis as well as

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Beaches Watch Presents Scholarship to Fletcher High School Senior

On Thursday, May 25, 2017 Beaches Watch presented our first ever 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. Christina Loss was selected for her excellent 500 word essay describing what she would do to improve the quality of life at the beaches. We are pleased to give Christina

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2017 Member Social Appreciation

On April 5, the Beaches Watch Board of Directors hosted the seventh annual Beaches Watch member social at the Beaches History Museum.  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 fun! In

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Neptune Beach Seeks Candidate to Fill Vacant Council Seat

On Monday April 3rd, Neptune Beach City Council member John Jolly announced he would be stepping down from his Seat 5 council seat. The term for the Seat 5 seat expires November 2018, so the Neptune Beach City Council will be appointing someone to complete the Seat 5 term. Qualified candidates for City Council Seat 5 must be a resident of Neptune Beach and registered to vote in Florida. If

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Beaches Neighborhood Accountability Board Presented 2017 Friend of the Beaches Award

On Wednesday April 5, The Beaches Watch Board of Directors presented the Beaches Neighborhood Accountability Board  the 2017 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. As the 2017 Friend of the Beaches recipient, the Beaches Neighborhood Accountability Board was recognized for their volunteer efforts to keep beaches youth out of

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Nominations Sought for 2017 Friend of the Beaches Award

Beaches Watch is seeking nominations for the 2017 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 Watch President, Sandy Golding. Nomination submissions

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Atlantic Beach Town Hall Jan. 21, 2017

The Mayor and Commission will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, January 21st at the Commission Chambers, 800 Seminole Road from 10 am to Noon. Citizens will have an opportunity to provide their input on City government and other issues. Atlantic Beach citizens are encouraged to attend and share your questions, comments and concerns with your Atlantic Beach Mayor and Commissioners.

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Take the Jax Beach Downtown Action Plan Survey

A public workshop was held Monday, December 5, 2016 in the Jax Beach Council Chambers to bring elected and appointed officials, staff and the public up to speed on the progress of the Downtown Action Plan – Implementation and Management Plan. To gain additional public input into the preparation of this plan, a survey has been prepared and is available at the following link: Simply enter your email address

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Beaches Watch Presents Give-Back Donation to FHS Coastal Marine Science Service Club

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Fletcher High School Coastal Marine Science Service Club has been selected to be the recipient of the 7th 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 7 at 7pm in the Community Room of the Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach. 

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Dune Restoration Efforts After Hurricane Matthew

When Hurricane Matthew hit Northeast Florida, the dunes along Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach protected the coastal communities from serious storm surge damage. However, the dunes sustained significant damage and future storms could now result in flooding without the dune protection. On Wednesday, November 2, Beaches Watch hosted a speaker panel to discuss plans to restore the dunes. Speakers were Kevin Bodge, coastal and ocean engineer with Olsen and Associates;

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Beaches Watch Seeks Nominations for Annual Give Back Donation

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is requesting the submission of nominations for the 7th Annual Beaches Watch “Give Back” donation.  This donation recognizes a beaches 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, Beaches Fine Arts Series, and Deck the Chairs and the American

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2016 Jacksonville Beach Election Information

On November 8, 2016, Jacksonville Beach voters will go to the polls to vote in the General Election to vote for Mayor and three At-Large Council seats. GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM: On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Beaches Watch in cooperation with the JBEPTA MaPS Academy held a candidate forum for the Jacksonville Beach Mayor and City Council candidates on the general election ballot at the Jacksonville Beach Elementary School Cafetorium.  The Jacksonville Beach Candidate forum gave voters

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Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?

The interlocal agreement was created in 1982 after the beach cities fought with the City of Jacksonville over the ways taxes and government services were shared. In 1996, the interlocal agreement was amended after the beaches filed a lawsuit against Jacksonville for breach of the 1982 interlocal agreement. [READ MORE]