This concept image of a DTC tree in a light show was part of a preliminary proposal made by Deck the Chairs Director Kurtis Loftus to the Jacksonville Beach City Council. (photo submitted)
The Jacksonville Science Festival Exploration and ARTS Camp will be held at The Foundation Academy, 3675 San Pablo Road S., Jacksonville. Camp will be held June 20 to July 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for ages 5 to 15. The cost is $110 per week. Visit or call 904-450-5832 for information. (photo from
Shown are (from left) Pat Zazzarino, past state and local JBWC president; Millicent Cobb, co-chair, Educational Committee, JBWC; Mary Noonan, last year’s HOBY scholarship winner; Nadia Searl, FHS scholarship winner; Alexandra Heap, FHS scholarship winner; Kendall Owen, FHS scholarship winner; Pilar Walker, FHS scholarship winner; Lainey Hayden, present HOBY scholarship winner; and Rose Marie Legant, Educational Committee chairman, JBWC. (photo submitted)
Sharks midfielder Andrew O’Dare gets ready to fire a shot on goal against the Panthers. O’Dare won a number of crucial face-offs and scored  three times to help Ponte Vedra secure its sixth consecutive district championship (photo by Rob DeAngelo)
Big air from Pat Brown. (photo by Rob DeAngelo)
The Exchange Club of Jacksonville Beaches’ annual Student of the Month Award program selected two seniors each from Fletcher High School and Ponte Vedra High School as the March Students of the Month. Shown are (from left) Luke Costantino and Gabriela Ramirez of PVHS, and Jade Meserve and Dylan Blanco of FHS. (photo submitted)

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The Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club will have its annual fashion show on Saturday, May 7, at the Sawgrass Country Club, with proceeds to benefit the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St.

The Beaches Library will hold its 4th annual Comic Con on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring an action packed day of events.

Scott Wiley

Scott Wiley has announced his candidacy for re-election for the office of Neptune Beach City Council, Seat 2. 


Fletcher High attacker Megan Davis scores the Senators’ second goal of the game in April 15's girls lacrosse first-round play-in game. Stanton Prep went on to a 16-7 victory. (photo by Rob DeAngelo)

Fletcher High’s girls lacrosse season came to an end in April 15’s opening round of the state playoffs as the host Blue Devils jumped out to a big first-half lead and never trailed en route to a 16

Fletcher High’s Kayley DeLay won the girls 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races in the District 1-4A meet April 13 at Flagler Palm Coast, while Naajizdah Nichols leaped 16, feet 10 inches to win the l

An opening-round 2-0 loss to First Coast in the District 2-8A tournament April 18 spelled the end of the season for Fletcher baseball.


Alexandria Dyal, 31, of Jacksonville Beach, died April 21, 2016. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.

Ethel Jean Hester, 94, of Jacksonville, died April 18, 2016. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.


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