2006 Friend of the Beaches Award

(December 6, 2006) – Mary Emerson-Smith from Atlantic Beach has been chosen by Beaches Watch, Inc. as the 2006 Friend of the Beaches award recipient. The award was presented to Mary on Wednesday, December 6th at the Beaches Watch monthly meeting. Mary was nominated by Sharon Yow and chosen as the 2006 award recipient based on her exemplary contributions to the preservation of the quality of life in our beach

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Beaches Watch Presented 2006 Community Steward Award by 1000 Friends of Florida

On August 17, 2006, 1000 Friends of Florida presented the 2006 Community Steward award to Beaches Watch. The award was presented in the form of a framed watercolor painting by Dawn McMillan depicting the beauty of our Northeast Florida beaches with insets from the Jax Beach Height referendum petition drive. The painting was commissioned by 1000 Friends of Florida. Watch the award presentation (video courtesy of Atlantic Video Productions): The

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Beaches Watch Receives Bouquet from Folio Weekly – 8/8/06

Folio Weekly – 8/8/06: Bouquets to Sandy Golding and Beaches Watch for setting an example of community involvement for all to follow. The organization, which led the fight for height limits in Jacksonville Beach, successfully harnessed the civic impulses of beach residents in recent years. The group recently received the Florida Community Steward Award from 1000 Friends of Florida for its leadership.

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Beaches Watch Chosen by 1000 Friends of Florida for 2006 Community Steward Award

April 2006 – Beaches Watch has been selected by 1000 Friends of Florida to receive a Community Steward Award as part of 1000 Friends of Florida’s 2006 Better Communities Award Program. In a letter received from Charles Pattison, Executive Director for 1000 Friends of Florida, the letter states: “This award is to recognize Beaches Watch’s outstanding work related to promoting smarter growth in Northeast Florida. Our Board of Directors was

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Beaches Watch Awards Mario’s Inaugural “Friend of the Beaches” Award

March 2005 – Beaches Watch presented Pete Modica and Mario’s with the “Friend of the Beaches” award in appreciation for Mario’s support of Beaches Watch efforts to preserve the quality of life in our beach communities in 2004. Beaches Watch applauds local businesses such as Mario’s that get involved in our beach communities. Presenting the award to Pete was Beaches Watch President Sandy Golding. Pete’s wife Maria and family were

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Beaches Watch Receives 2004 Sierra Club Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Achievement

Shorelines, 12/15/04 The Beaches Watch Group, which led the petition drive for Jacksonville Beach’s 35-foot building height referendum, received the Community Activism Award Monday from the Sierra Club Northeast Florida Group. The award recognizes the Beaches Watch Group’s organization and efforts to promote community-friendly growth at the Beaches. The Beaches Watch Group, an association of community activists led by Chairwoman Sandy Golding, formed in February after a developer proposed a

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Beaches Watch Receives Bouquet from Folio Weekly

Folio Weekly – 5/4/04: Bouquets to Jacksonville Beach resident Sandy Golding and Beaches Watch for fighting to keep skyscaper condos in check. Golding, along with the other members of the political group Beaches Watch, has initiated a campaign to put a height limit referendum on teh Jacksonville Beach ballot in November, limiting buildings to 35 feet. The city currently has 22 high-rise developments slated for construction.

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