photo by Jon McGowan
The Fletcher Senators Boy's Athletic program claimed the All-Conference Athletics Trophy for having the best all-around athletics program in the Gateway Conference. (photo submitted)
MariaTeresa Leon de Bracamonte speaks to participants. (photo submitted)
Resident Mike Williams with Shana Farr (photo submitted)
Kelly Ussia is shown with one of the monofilament recycling bins. (photo submitted)
Katherine Dykstra focused her Gold Award project on connecting nonprofit organizations and stakeholders. She created Carachute, an Android app, and partnered with Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry to pilot the app and better link organizations with donors and volunteers. (photo submitted)

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The southern portion of the Vilano Boat Ramp parking lot will be closed through Aug. 31 as it will be used as an equipment staging area during dock construction.

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Dr. Georgette Dumont

Dr. Georgette Dumont has announced her candidacy for Jacksonville Beach City Council, Seat 5, District 2. 

In conjunction with the annual budget process, members of the public are invited to attend the St. Johns County Fiscal Year 2019 Administrator’s Budget Workshops scheduled from 9 a.m.


Members of the Fletcher Middle School Boys Swim and Dive Teams hold their trophies. (photo submitted)

Fletcher Middle School's Girls and Boys Swim and Dive Teams placed first in the Middle School City Championship meet at Cecil Aquatics Center May 12. 

Webb Simpson takes a shot at the 16th hole during THE PLAYERS Championship. (photo by Jim Neddo)

Webb Simpson held off any run by the field to win the 2018 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. 

The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, TaxSlayer and ESPN announced May 2 that the 74th Annual TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will be played at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville on Monday, Dec. 31, in primetime.

FWC photo

At the April 26 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed Gulf red snapper management, including the 40-day Gulf recreational season (June 11


Debra Ann Mears, age 60, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away April 25, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville.

It is with great sadness that Barbara Ann Fisher Endriss passed away on May 8, 2018. Barbara was born on August 30, 1932, to Gladys Winslow and Clemence Fisher in Goshen, NY.

Barbara Ann Fisher Endriss, of Ponte Vedra Beach,  died May 8, 2018. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.


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