(Front row, from left) Chuck Jantz (chair), Donna Heffner, Karen Aaro (chair), Diana Bucher, Beverly Roman, Fran Palmer, Ann Smith, Bonnie Edwards, Sue Gregg, Bill Donovan, (back row, from left) Carol Carter, Maryanne Nava, Kathy Vanderbilt, Mary Kirk, Toni Porterfield and Julie Walsh. (photo submitted)
The proposed update to the entrance and lobby area of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Sophie Falzone (photo submitted)
Jake Shimabukuro (photo submitted)
Will Isom of Atlantic Beach with a nice over-slot red caught off the Mayport Jetties. (photo submitted)
Fletcher High distance runner Kayley DeLay passes the Senators’ field house as she strides to victory in the 3,200 meters during Fletcher’s lone home track meet in March. DeLay won a gold and a silver medal during the state championship meet at IMG Academy in Bradenton. (photo by Rob DeAngelo)

News Stories

A list of recommended alternatives to enhance traffic flow and safety in north Ponte Vedra Beach was detailed May 17, but presenters cautioned not everyone will like all the options. 

Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark will host its sixth annual Slide-A-Thon on Friday, May 27, with proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corp. 

Jacksonville Beach city staff is less inclined to say no when a city councilor asks for a special event.


The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed defensive tackle Sheldon Day to his rookie contract. The Jaguars selected Day in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Beaches Soccer League will conduct registration June 1 through June 30 for its fall season at Soccer Stop, 13799 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.

Beaches Aquatic Center's Swim Team Clinic began May 3 and is a 45-minute program for three months. It takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.


Randy Hopewell Bennett, 51, of Ponte Vedra Beach, died May 17, 2016. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.

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