photo by Diana Kelly
Brandon Ridenour records "Märchenbilder," or "Fairy Tale Pictures," originally for Viola and Piano, Op. 113, Movement III: Rasch (Quick) in D minor. (photo via
Sean Kenney’s sculptures are made entirely of LEGO bricks. (photo via
Ponte Vedra basketball player JD Pirris (with ball) celebrates as time expires following an intense game with rival Nease High. The Sharks won 55-53. (photo by David Rosenblum)
“Sunset,” a painting by Sandy Harrington. (photo submitted)
The eastern end of the Jacksonville Beach pier was heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 7. Concrete pilings are missing, as well as a portion of the pier decking. The pier was supposed to have been designed to let the deck break away while the pilings remained. (photo submitted)

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Duval County residents are invited to take part in a Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Mobile Collection Event in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Repairs to the Friends of the Library Community Room are under way at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, with a completion date aimed for the end of the month.

The Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) is looking for local Florida authors to participate in its first ever Jax Book Fest on March 25 at the Main Library.


Ponte Vedra goal keeper Brian Salzman (00) knocks the ball away during a corner kick against Fleming Island last Thurs. The Sharks lost the match 3-0 to the nationally-ranked Golden Eagles. (photo by David Rosenblum)

Ponte Vedra boys soccer, North Florida’s top-ranked team last week, fell 3-0 to Fleming Island at home.

Runners and walkers alike are invited to participate in the 2017 5K Run for Peace that begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at the St. Augustine Pier, located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd.

Beaches Soccer League will be holding registration through Jan. 31 for the spring season at Soccer Stop 13799 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville.  


Todd D. Brdlik, 61, of Ponte Vedra Beach, died January 12, 2017. Arrangments by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.

John D. Cochrane III, 90, died January 15, 2017. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.

Randall E. “Randy” Hunter, age 54, passed away on January 13, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born on September 10, 1962 in Portsmouth, Ohio to John and Charlotte Hunter.

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