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14 October

Reading Time: 4 minutes Judge John: Sand Life Law Who Let The Dogs Out?! There’s a reason for the saying huMan’s best friend. Each reader will likely have had a certain special canine come to mind on reading the subject of this article. For Judge John, she was Athena (nicknamed The Amazing Flying Wonder Dog), but from childhood Gypsy, […]

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06 October

Reading Time: 3 minutes SAND LIFE LAW JUDGE JOHN: Observations on laws that affect living at the Beaches “The Importance of Sea Oats” “Daddy, there’s a lady on the dunes waving Sea Oats she picked around her head kind of crazy!” In rushed our 12-year-old daughter on a recent Saturday morning with this news. Near our home, we have […]

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10 September

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rapid Fire. Tell Us a Little About Yourself: I grew up down the road in Green Cove Springs after being “chosen” adopted by my parents. Small town living is the best and everyone knows your name, and if you did wrong, Mom knew it before I got home! My first career, as a Lab Technologist […]

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03 August

Reading Time: 2 minutes Meet Walt Bunso Contributing Writer Cathy Curtis He’s “the guy” in surfing and paddle-board circles. For those that ride the waves and spend hours with their boards, things are personal. So who do you go to? Who do you trust with “your baby”? That would be the beach’s own Walt Bunso. At 64 he is […]

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08 July

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yearning to Write Again? Calling all First Coast writers to share that life snapshot about YOU. Everyone has a story to tell, what’s yours? You don’t have to be a professional, just have fun with it. Submission is easy and here’s the link: https://firstcoast.life/submit-photos-stories/ Contest rules – No entry fee – Must be a First […]

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07 July

Reading Time: < 1 minute Excerpt from Mayor Ellen Glasser Atlantic Beach Meet AB’s own Tracy Marko, founder of Beaches WellFest. A little rain does not dampen her commitment to a healthier community. Yesterday’s festival included a 5k, all-levels of yoga, movement, mobile mammography, and lots of vendors/sponsors promoting good stuff.

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23 June

Reading Time: < 1 minute Conveniently located adjacent to the farmers market, the arts market features local arts & crafts by talented artisans and creative folks from the community. A variety of vendors will be on hand, selling their handmade goods and art. The organizers are accepting applications for new vendors, as well. Click the link below for details or […]

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08 April

Reading Time: 2 minutes How long have you lived at the First Coast? Since the summer of 1982 Where do you live now? Near Atlantic Beach What was your first job? Set appointments for a company called DynaGym – I moved to Jacksonville for a job at Ch. 4 Have you ever met anyone famous? Yes, several – music, […]

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23 March

Reading Time: 3 minutes Full Name John Miller How long have you lived at the First Coast? 34 years, which coincidentally is JM (my initials) sideways! I have lived in Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville Beach, and worked in both of those as well as Ponte Vedra and Neptune Beach Where do you live now? Jacksonville Beach – 30 years […]

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16 March

Reading Time: < 1 minute Full Name Joseph Gabriel How long have you lived at the First Coast? Native born in Jax and lived a bit overseas (Kuwait, Turkey and California) before coming back to Jax in 1993. Where do you live now? Atlantic Beach Age 39 Family Wife and Two Kids Occupation Real Estate Agent How long in area? […]

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08 March

Reading Time: < 1 minute Meet Sandra Hanania – Rapid Fire How long have you lived at the First Coast? 45 years Where do you live now? Atlantic Beach Age 56 Family 3kids Occupation Josephs Pizza How long in area? 15 years Favorite place to go in the First Coast? Atlantic Beach Favorite movie Pretty Woman If you could have […]

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01 March

Reading Time: 2 minutes How long have you lived at the First Coast? 60 years. Moved to Atlantic Beach at age 5. Moved to P.V. in 1975-2012. Had a Central FL farm that was a weekend retreat and supposed to be the retirement dream place. Moved back to Atlantic Beach in Fall 2018 and here I will stay. Where […]

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22 February

Reading Time: 3 minutes Get to Know Stephanie Baptist How long have you lived at the First Coast? I was born & raised in Jacksonville, FL, & I’ve lived here my whole life, with the exception of escaping to Hawaii for 6 months. I’m now a resident of Atlantic Beach, & have been for 11 1/2 years. Where do […]

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29 January

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beaches Go Green has partnered with WJXT News4Jax/River City Live and is celebrating their Positively Jax efforts with this community cleanup on 2/20/21. This cleanup has 3 beach locations – Beaches Town Center (Atlantic Blvd Beach Access) Jacksonville Beach (Oceanfront Park) Ponte Vedra Beach (Mickler Beach Access) Each location will have pre-event beach yoga at […]

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27 January

Reading Time: < 1 minute Story Tellers: Beaches Women Mayors January 30, 11:00 a.m. Beaches Museum will host “Story Tellers: Beaches Women Mayors” on Saturday, January 30, at 11:00 a.m. The three current beaches mayors, Elaine Brown, Chris Hoffman and Ellen Glasser and past mayors Suzanne Shaughnessy, Harriet Pruette and Carolyn Woods will discuss their service to the community and […]

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16 January

Reading Time: 3 minutes SAND LIFE LAW JUDGE JOHN: OBSERVATIONS ON LAWS THAT AFFECT LIVING AT THE BEACHES “KEEP OFF THE DUNES” Regularly, Judge John encounters the nicest people standing or sitting on the Sand Dunes or allowing their children to play on them. It seems so harmless for just one or two people to be on the dunes, […]

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