Learn About the District 2 School Board Candidates Before You Vote

On August 23, voters will go to the polls to select the District 2 School Board representative for the beaches. Before you vote, we encourage you to learn more about the candidates so you can make an informed decision. On August 3 at 7pm at the Beaches Branch Library, voters will have a chance to hear the candidates respond to questions on issues important to beaches parents and voters. We

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Beaches Watch Solicits Applications for Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship

***  IMPORTANT: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 9, 2022  *** For the 6th year, Beaches Watch is soliciting applications for the Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship to support a deserving senior in their next steps after high school. 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 with a

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Jacksonville 2021 Special Election Information

LEARN ABOUT THE JACKSONVILLE CANDIDATES BEFORE YOU VOTE On February 22, 2022, the City of Jacksonville with have a special election runoff to fill the remaining term of the late Tommy Hazouri who served as the At-Large Group 3 council member. EARLY VOTING: February 12 – February 20, 2022 10am – 6pm Beaches Branch Library 600 3rd St. Neptune Beach, FL  32266 ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Learn more

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BEAM Presented 2021 Give-Back Donation

Since 2010 the Beaches Watch Give Back Award recognizes an organization that has a substantial impact on the beaches communities. This year, Beaches Watch presented the Give Back donation to the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM).   Established in 1985, BEAM provides rent, utility, food assistance and case management services for residents or workers within the beaches area communities, which includes Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Mayport, San Pablo

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Nominations Sought for 2021 Give-Back Donation

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is requesting the submission of nominations for the 12th Annual Beaches Watch Give-Back donation. This $500 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 City Council Reviews City Charter

The Jacksonville Beach City Council will be reviewing the entire City Charter over the next 6 months to identify any changes that will be proposed and placed on the November 2022 ballot. The City Council will review the Charter during special public meetings and citizens are allowed to provide public comments at the beginning of each meeting. Meeting details and instructions for public comment will be provided with each special

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Learn About the 2021 Legislative Session and Get Involved!

In preparation for the 2021 Florida Legislative Session that begins on March 2, 2021, Scott Dudley, Director of Field Advocacy with the Florida League of Cities, was the guest speaker at the Beaches Watch meeting on Wednesday, February 3. During the Legislative Session, the Florida League of Cities provides a strong and influential presence at the state Capitol. By utilizing their new, three-pronged approach of lobbying the state and federal

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Our Father’s Housewares Presented Beaches Watch 2020 Give-Back Donation

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Beaches Watch President, Maria Mark and board member, Sandy Golding, presented the $500 Give-Back donation to Our Father’s Housewares. Pictured L-R: Sandy Golding; Michael Currelley; Dan Turner; Pam Peffer; Leslee Burch; Pastor Robert McCrary; Dianne Russell; Lou Allen Aston; Maria Mark. Our Father’s Housewares was started in 2003 by Community Presbyterian with the mission to meet the needs of the poor in the beaches communities

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Nominations Sought for 2020 Beaches Watch “Give Back” Donation

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is requesting the submission of nominations for the 11th Annual Beaches Watch “Give Back” donation.  This donation recognizes a nonprofit organization that enriches 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, Deck the Chairs and the American Red Cross Volunteer

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2020 State and County Election Information

LEARN ABOUT THE HOUSE DISTRICT 11 CANDIDATES Beaches Watch asked the Florida House District 11 candidates to respond to a questionnaire about issues important to beaches voters. You can see the candidate responses by clicking on the name of the candidate. Read candidate questionnaires: Cord Byrd Joshua Hicks Check out the candidates’ websites: Cord Byrd Joshua Hicks LEARN ABOUT COUNTY CHARTER AND STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS On the 2020 General Election

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Jack Rowan Selected Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship Recipient

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is pleased to present the 2020 Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship to Fletcher High School senior Jack Rowan who shares in our mission to preserve and improve the wonderful quality of life of our special beaches communities. Choosing from all of the deserving scholarship applicants always presents a challenge for Beaches Watch.  This year, Jack stood out for his scholastic achievements, his commitment to improving

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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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