Category Archives: Community

Community Bright Spots! Deck the Chairs


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here This beaches holiday tradition (since 2013) has become home to many bright spots. You can find more information here. Enjoy your week. And remember to stop and appreciate your Community … Continue reading

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(Issue #603) Counting Things That Matter


Rather than counting why you’re right and I’m wrong, or I’m up and your down,or they’re out of bounds and we’re right on target,can we count on the times/things/topics on which we agree? ~~~~~ Information overload. We all experience it … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Music as Social Capital


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. In 2003, the Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation committee supported an idea that led to the founding of two music events: Acoustic Night and Songwriters Night. Acoustic … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Seawalk Pavilion


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. Perhaps you have been here. Maybe to enjoy a music festival. Or visit an art vendor. Or savor an offering from a food truck. Or enjoy the ocean … Continue reading

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(Issue #580) What if Teachers….


It comes down to seeing the person as someone in need of what you have to offer. And finding a respectful many in which to connect with that individual. After my most-recent experience with a repairman not returning phone calls, … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Lifeguard Stations (Part 3)


NOTE: You can find more information about the purpose of this page here. For three weeks I have highlighted one lifeguard station from each of our beach communities. I already have shared links and photos about The Jacksonville Beach (FL) Volunteer Life … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Neighborhood Schools


NOTE: You can find more information about the purpose of this page here. The public elementary schools pictured below have helped build a sense of community at our beaches. Note: Atlantic Beach Elementary (ABE) was built during the Great Depression … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Outdoor Murals


Atlantic Beach, FL initiated a murals project in 2021. You can read about it here. A few of the pieces of the artwork appear on this page. All photos taken by Steve Piscitelli (The Growth and Resilience Network®). More information … Continue reading

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(Issue #575) Eleven Years Ago


As you look at the titles and snippets below, has the past informed the present? What have we learned and what do we still need to master—or at least face? On May 31, 2010, I sat in an Austin hotel … Continue reading

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(Issue #569) Stayca


On August 22, 1998, The Florida Times-Union (Shorelines) published an article of mine titled “Best Vacations Are Those At Comfortable, Easy-to-Reach Sites.” In that article, I described a virtual vacation (a Staycation) my wife I and took right here in … Continue reading

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