Alec Haddon plays Mr. Toad in the upcoming "Mr. Toad's Wild Expedition" production. (artwork submitted)
At Palm Valley Baptist Church, this annual congregational photo was taken in 1947. The pastor was the Rev. Paul Carmichael Jr., who was only 19 when he pastored at Palm Valley. In the background is the original church building.
Fleet Landing residents, from left, are Marion Mills, Donna Mathews, Dennis Mathews, Bob Mills, Millie Rosie and Dick Footh. (photo submitted)
photo submitted
photo via Beachside Buggies
The men of Christ United Methodist Church build a ramp to provide access to the Easter Bunny's location on stage.

News Stories

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease.

Grab some flip flops and prepare for the upcoming heat; the 71st Annual Opening of the Beaches Parade is this weekend on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m.

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging project is placing sand on critically eroded areas of Vilano Beach; however, the project will not cover as much of the beach as originally anticipated.

To include your summer camp offerings in our listing, email your information to hal@beachesleader.com.

Sports

JD Pirris, one of the stars on 2016 Ponte Vedra's state runner-up football team, will continue his football career at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.

Tom Gartland and his son, Joe, with a nice Palm Valley redfish. (photo submitted)

Nearshore the cobia reports have been slow. A few are being caught on the beach with most reports being single fish catches. The big fish of the week for the Ultimate Cobia Championship was Capt.

The Ponte Vedra girls have reached the state tennis finals as a team for the first time in school history with a 4-1 win over The Bolles School in the regional match.

Fletcher’s Kaley DeLay continued her dominance in the distance running events and the Ponte Vedra girls piled on many podium finishes in the two schools respective district track meets.

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