Beaches Watch Solicits Applications for Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship

Fletcher Seniors have certainly experienced a very challenging and unprecedented year. When they would have normally been enjoying typical senior activities, they have instead endured quarantines, social distancing, masks and uncertainty. For the 5th 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

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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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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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