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    Ponte Vedran of the Week – Amy Harris

    By Jennifer Heller | April 5, 2021

    Long time Ponte Vedra Beach resident has seen here fair share of changes in our community including watching this area grow leaps and bounds. There’s so much to love about Ponte Vedra Beach including welcoming new residents, living near the beach and the amazing dusk sky views. Amy’s love for the community extends into the... Read More

    Blog Scholarship Winner: Katherine Bi-Ji

    By Jennifer Heller | April 2, 2021

    Ponte Vedra High School senior, Katherine Bi-Ji, has been named the recipient of the Ponte Vedra Focus Blog Writing Scholarship, sponsored by The Volen Group, Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners. She will receive a $1000 check towards college expenses. This award is annually presented to an area high school student who presents “the most compelling... Read More

    Baccalaureate & PV High School

    By Jennifer Heller | March 31, 2021

    One of the best times of your life comes when you finally close out one chapter and move to another. Graduating high school is just that event. It’s the milestone students look forward to for at least 13 years. Parents, overwhelmed with pride and joy, will reflect back to the day they dropped their little... Read More

    Ponte Vedran of the Week – Kim Sears

    By Jennifer Heller | March 29, 2021

    When you think of “staples of the community” Kim Sears just may come to mind. As a Beaches and Ponte Vedra Beach lifelong resident, Kim has seen her fair share of changes in the 32082 but loves the beach life and remaining quaintness that exude here. She’s also shown her love for the the local... Read More

    Ponte Vedran of the Week – Leslie Weed

    By Jennifer Heller | March 22, 2021

    We are thrilled to bring you this week's Ponte Vedran of the Week - Leslie Weed. When Amy Groshell was asked to pay it forward and nominate someone she believed loves ALL things Ponte Vedra Beach, gives endlessly and supports the community wholeheartedly, she didn't hesitate to let us know about Leslie Weed. Leslie has been a long time resident of Ponte Vedra Beach for 30+ years, loves the climate, stretches of beach and the morning's beautiful sunrise. Read More

    Ponte Vedran of the Week – Amy Groshell

    By Jennifer Heller | March 15, 2021

    It comes as no surprise that this week’s Ponte Vedran of the Week came to mind for Phil Squatrito when asked to nominate someone who gives endlessly, loves unconditionally and serves in the community whole heartedly. Meet Amy Groshell. Amy is known for her efforts in serving the autistic community through her non-profit organization Peace... Read More

    Ponte Vedran of the Week: Phil Squatrito

    By Jennifer Heller | March 8, 2021

    People who exude passion and drive for what they do are like unicorns.  This week’s Ponte Vedran of the Week is a unicorn recreated as an incredible husband, father of four, fitness coach and an inspiration in the Ponte Vedra community.  Phil Squatrito, also known as “Coach Squats,” has a vigorous passion for fitness and... Read More

    Coming Soon to Jax Beach: The Bearded Pig BBQ

    By Jennifer Heller | March 2, 2021

    If you’re anything like me and LOVE barbeque you have no doubt been driving on 3rd Street in South Jax Beach watching and waiting for The Bearded Pig to open its new location at 1700 3rd Street South. Beach residents who know and love The Bearded Pig have been making the very well worth it... Read More

    Ponte Vedran of the Week – Kevin Sides

    By Jennifer Heller | March 1, 2021

    Everyone loves a feel good story so when we received an email and learned how Kevin Sides serves in the community, we knew there would be no better Ponte Vedran of the Week for today. Kevin has a thing for barbecue (he has 7 on his back porch plus a pull behind) and is currently... Read More

    Dog Parks Around Town

    By Jennifer Heller | February 27, 2021

    In a world full of playgrounds for kids to let off steam, it’s fun to see more options of playgrounds for dogs popping up all over town where dog mom’s and dad’s can now bring their four legged kids to escape the couch, unleash some energy and have the “ultimutt” fun.  Each one offers something... Read More