The Fletcher High School Dance Ensemble (photo submitted)
Many actors have participated in Y-Bag throughout the years. (photo submitted)
The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ponte Vedra Beach was built entirely by volunteers. (photo by Linda Borgstede)
Atlantic Beach police enjoy pizza delivered to the department July 13 to show appreciation for police efforts in the community. From left are Dale Hatfield, Tricia Anderson and Paul Diakos. (photo submitted)
Candy Breidert, president, St. Vincent DePaul; MJ Brown, president of Beaches Community Kitchen; and Ellen Hopkins gather at the Pablo Towers Cafe.
George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research and International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, displays newspaper coverage of the "12 Days of Terror," a series of five shark attacks in 1916 at the Jersey Shore that left four people dead and one wounded. (photo by Kristen Grace)

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In preparation for the Aug. 10 return to school, Ponte Vedra High School will host orientation for students July 26 and July 27, with a make-up orientation to be held Aug. 1. 

Tougher rules governing alcohol sales by restaurants in Jacksonville Beach got preliminary approval July 18 from the city council.

In order to complete vessel improvements and the remaining Ft. George slip wall repairs, the St. Johns River Ferry will be temporarily closed from Monday, July 25, through Sunday, July 31.


Every summer as the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament approaches, I can’t help but reminisce about my childhood and being on a boat during the tournament.

Sadie Butler of Marsh Landing watches a tee shot during the final round. (photo by David Rosenblum)

Many of Northeast Florida’s top junior golfers took on the Atlantic Beach Country Club golf course during the 25th annual Greater Jacksonville Junior Golf Championship.

Fifty lionfish: That is all it takes to qualify for the Lionfish Challenge.


Philyna Hurtado, 43, of Jacksonville Beach, died July 12, 2016. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.


Edna Lilian (Nina) Johansen, age 91, died July 8, 2016 in Athens, Georgia.

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