Bouquets and Brickbats


To the Beaches Community Fund. An initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the organization recently made more than $270,000 in grants to 15 nonprofits that address critical needs facing their Beaches-area neighbors.  This collective giving circle, including 30+ Beaches-area families, has now invested more than $2 million in grants to nonprofits serving residents from Mayport to Guana since the fund was established in 2015. The fund focuses on direct financial aid, food assistance and educational funding for students and people with special needs.


To dating apps using AI. With artificial intelligence becoming mainstream, many dating apps are now using the technology to trick humans into thinking they are actually talking to and building a relationship with a real person. Yes, we know before AI there have always been trolls catfishing on dating apps, but now it’s even worse. You may have to upgrade to a premium package paying top dollar to even get to see the photos of a person and yikes! Are the photos even real? Are they even real? Did AI write this paragraph?!? (JK. A real human did.)

PS: Our “I SAW YOU” feature is back! It’s free, easy to use and might just connect you with the dreamboat you saw walking out of Publix last week but didn’t have the nerve to say hello to. Send us your encounter (or missed opportunity), and we will share it in our print issue. Now get out there! For more information or to submit your sighting, visit