Community Features Archives - FirstCoast.Life
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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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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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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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26 December

Reading Time: 3 minutes Old Ways – 12/18/20 As 2020 mercifully comes to a close, it’s a good time to take a reflective lens and consider lessons we’ve learned this year that will help us in the future. We often learn more from our struggles and failures than from our triumphs. As someone who has always valued improvisation and […]

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15 December

Reading Time: 3 minutes SAND LIFE LAW JUDGE JOHN: OBSERVATIONS ON LAWS THAT AFFECT LIVING AT THE BEACHES “LEASH THAT STICK” A Leash is the cord or tether that connects to a surfboard and then is fastened to the ankle. The purpose is to keep the board nearby after a surfer is no longer on his or her board. […]

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02 December

Reading Time: 4 minutes SAND LIFE LAW -“PICK IT UP AND PITCH IN” JUDGE JOHN: Observations on laws that affect living at the Beaches Regularly, Judge John encounters trash destroying the beauty of our North East Florida Beaches. In fact, Judge John has often commented that July 5 is his least favorite day of the year. Why our fellow […]

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12 November

Reading Time: 3 minutes Castles In The Sand By John Miller Our home is our castle. Nothing more particularly defines us as beach people than our homes on our special island. Depending on what part of the beach you live in, there are different sets of ordinances and perhaps rules and regulations which apply to your home. Home ownership […]

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01 October

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Note from the Director – October 2020 Dear Friends: We are so happy to finally feel a touch of fall in the air! Normally, that signals the start of a busy season of events and programs and while we know it won’t look exactly the same, we are very excited to have a few […]

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15 September

Reading Time: 2 minutes Volunteers Needed For The 2020 Florida Coastal Cleanup The City of Jacksonville’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful invites residents to participate in the 2020 Florida Coastal Cleanup event. This event, which will provide volunteers with an opportunity to help beautify the city’s shorelines, is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 19, […]

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14 September

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you haven’t heard, plastic pollution is real and it’s threatening the resources of the First Coast and around the world. You see, plastic does not break down or biodegrade. It breaks up into tiny pieces called microplastics that are polluting our world. Microplastics are now found in the air that we breathe, the water […]

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28 July

Reading Time: < 1 minute MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Lucy Cortese, Author For immediate release lgcortese@att.net July 27, 2020 (904) 208-0032 Jacksonville Beach, Florida www.twinkybooksjax.com ANNOUNCING:   LAUNCH DATE AUGUST 4, 2020 FOR NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK DO YOU KNOW ME? POEMS ABOUT THE SEA is a book of playful poetry, imaginative illustrations and science facts for children. It highlights sixteen animals to […]

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27 July

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beaches 2.0 is focused on helping reboot small businesses in a unique, “one-stop-shop” approach. Author: David Jones Published: 6:35 AM EDT July 11, 2020   JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla — A new, grassroots marketing campaign is providing free marketing for small businesses in the Beaches communities in an effort to rally the community. Online and on social media, Beaches […]

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