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    Jacksonville National Cemetery Volunteers Are Placing Thousands Of American Flags On Graves For The Memorial Day Observance.




    Thousands of American flags are being placed on graves at the Jacksonville National Cemetery to honor fallen members of the armed forces. The headstones are in formation marking the final resting places for men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces.

    According to official records.  The cemetery near the northern border of Duval County grows by nearly 50 new gravesites each week, adding to the 12,500 veterans who have been buried there since the first burial in 2009. Every year, people from all over our area head to the cemetery on the Northside and plant flags at each and grave to make sure the fallen aren't forgotten.

    Volunteers do this every year for Memorial Day and then again at Christmas, when they place wreaths at every headstone. There is a group of volunteers called the Jacksonville Ladies who have been there from the start. They offer condolences to loved ones when they are present and stand as silent witnesses to honor the deceased when no one else is there.

    The “Jacksonville Ladies” started meeting in November 2008 and were present for the first interments that began on January 7, 2009. This non-profit Volunteer program shadows the Arlington Ladies, a Volunteer group of military w...   [Read More]




    Hyperion Brewing Company Is Now Open




    Hyperion Brewing Company held its grand opening at their new location on Main Street in Historic Springfield last Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

    The Owner and CEO Alexandra McKeown said they originally looked at Murray Hill and Springfield because they were not served by a brewery and ended up choosing the Springfield area. She said that the company’s business model would focus on being a local community gathering place.

    Along with Ms. McKeown at the opening were co-owners and investors Steve & Sheree Schussman, City Councilman Reggie Gaffney and Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Executive Director Christina Parrish-Stone.

    Hyperion will be Jacksonville’s first nano-brewery, a brewery making smaller batches of craft beer . She said that the brewery will produce small batches that will allow them to serve a high variety and wanted the customers to dictate what they wanted brewed. Visit them at 1740 Main Street North.

    ...   [Read More]




    New Five Year Contract Extension Keeping The Annual Florida- Georgia Game In Jacksonville Almost Finalized




    On Tuesday, The city council will be voting to approve a new five-year deal to host the Florida-Georgia football game. The new 5 year contract includes a $2.7 million guaranteed payout to both universities.

    The new five-year contract will guarantee over $2.75 million in incentives over the life of the contract and  will also give each school a $125,000 signing bonus” and $250,000 for the yearly October meeting before the game. The added benefits are part of the city’s effort to keep the rivalry game in Jacksonville, a long-time tradition that city officials estimate delivers an annual $30 million economic impact.

    The Gators and Bulldogs will also get a increase of $10,000 to their travel and lodging raising their overall totals from $50,000 to $60,000. Georgia will also receive up to $350,000 from the city for air travel to the game. Both schools will receive full ticket revenue, which will be split evenly, and will not have to pay Everbank Field. To play the event there. The city will  also cover the cost of game-day operations and has the rights to operate concessions.

    The new contract will also require the city to give its “best effort” to install two signs inside EverBank Field tha...   [Read More]




    Opening Weekend At Daily's Place Scheduled For May 27th With Their First Show




    Daily's Place is a new state-of-the-art, multi-use complex adjacent to EverBank Field housing a 5,500-person capacity amphitheater and 94,000-square foot covered flex field that is slated to open at the end of May.

    The state-of-the-art amphitheater has been designed with both audience and performers in mind. Audience sight lines, sound and video technology have been given every consideration to ensure an outstanding event experience for attendees.  The back-of-house artist building is designed to provide artists with the best possible environment to support their performance. The back-of-house space includes multiple artist dressing rooms, artist lounges, a VIP guest meet and greet space, laundry and dining facilities.

    Daily’s Place will be fully integrated into EverBank Field.  At the ground level, the new south end zone field super-tunnel will lead to a brand new central bar connected to the amphitheater entrance.  The existing Bud Light Party Zone and Field’s Auto Terrace Suite areas will now be linked to the amphitheater’s elevated seating decks via access bridges at each level.

    There first shows at the new amphitheater are listed below with the dates.

    May 27th:  TED...   [Read More]




    Jaguars First Round Draft Pick Leonard Fournette Signs Rookie Contract




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars RB and fourth overall selection Leonard Fournette from Louisiana State University became the fifth member of the team’s 2017 draft class to sign his rookie contract, the club announced today.

    “Throughout this whole process you still have to go out there and work hard, but the only thing about it is you are working for money now,” said Fournette after signing his rookie contract. “Your mindset doesn’t have to change. Money is money, but at the end of the day, you come here to win. You come here to get better, to make the team better and make the whole foundation better. That is my main focus.”

    Fournette, 6-0, 228, appeared in 32 games with 24 starts during his three-year career in Baton Rouge. During his tenure with the Tigers, Fournette totaled 3,830 career rushing yards (fourth in school history) on 616 carries (6.2 rush avg.) and scored 42 TDs (40 rushing, one receiving, one kick return). Fournette set or tied 23 different school records during his career at LSU, including eight single-season records, five single-game records, seven bowl records and three career records.

    When asked about his goals for the remainder of the offseason progr...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    New Five Year Contract Extension Keeping The Annual Florida- Georgia Game In Jacksonville Almost Finalized




    On Tuesday, The city council will be voting to approve a new five-year deal to host the Florida-Georgia football game. The new 5 year contract includes a $2.7 million guaranteed payout to both universities.

    The new five-year contract will guarantee over $2.75 million in incentives over the life of the contract and  will also give each school a $125,000 signing bonus” and $250,000 for the yearly October meeting before the game. The added benefits are part of the city’s effort to keep the rivalry game in Jacksonville, a long-time tradition that city officials estimate delivers an annual $30 million economic impact.

    The Gators and Bulldogs will also get a increase of $10,000 to their travel and lodging raising their overall totals from $50,000 to $60,000. Georgia will also receive up to $350,000 from the city for air travel to the game. Both schools will receive full ticket revenue, which will be split evenly, and will not have to pay Everbank Field. To play the event there. The city will  also cover the cost of game-day operations and has the rights to operate concessions.

    The new contract will also require the city to give its “best effort” to install two signs inside EverBank Field tha...   [Read More]




    Jaguars First Round Draft Pick Leonard Fournette Signs Rookie Contract




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars RB and fourth overall selection Leonard Fournette from Louisiana State University became the fifth member of the team’s 2017 draft class to sign his rookie contract, the club announced today.

    “Throughout this whole process you still have to go out there and work hard, but the only thing about it is you are working for money now,” said Fournette after signing his rookie contract. “Your mindset doesn’t have to change. Money is money, but at the end of the day, you come here to win. You come here to get better, to make the team better and make the whole foundation better. That is my main focus.”

    Fournette, 6-0, 228, appeared in 32 games with 24 starts during his three-year career in Baton Rouge. During his tenure with the Tigers, Fournette totaled 3,830 career rushing yards (fourth in school history) on 616 carries (6.2 rush avg.) and scored 42 TDs (40 rushing, one receiving, one kick return). Fournette set or tied 23 different school records during his career at LSU, including eight single-season records, five single-game records, seven bowl records and three career records.

    When asked about his goals for the remainder of the offseason progr...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville IceMen Hockey Team Release 2017-18 Schedule




    Jacksonville, Fla. - The Jacksonville Icemen, the city's new professional hockey team, have released the teams schedule for their first season in Jacksonville, which begins in October. The Icemen will have a total of 36 home games and 25 of them will be on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

    2017 Schedule:

    October

    14  Saturday   vs. ORLANDO  7:30pm 21  Saturday   vs. SOUTH CAROLINA 7:30pm 26  Thursday   vs. ATLANTA  7:30pm

    November

    4     Saturday  at Greenville   7:00pm 5     Sunday   at South Carolina  3:05pm 8     Wednesday  at Brampton   7:15pm 10   Friday   at Manchester   6:00pm 11   Saturday  at Reading   4:00pm 15   Wednesday  vs. SOUTH CAROLINA  10:30am* 17   Friday   vs. FLORIDA   7:30pm 18   Saturday  at Florida   7:00pm 21   Tuesday  at Orlando   7:00pm 22   Wednesday  vs. ORLANDO  7:30pm 24   Friday   vs. ATLANTA  7:30pm 26   Sunday   at  Atlanta   2:05pm 28   Thursday   vs. ORLANDO&nbs...   [Read More]




    South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen And American Kyle Stanley Are Tied For The Lead At The Players Championship After 36 Holes




     

    At nine-under, South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and American Kyle Stanley are tied for the lead at golf’s unofficial fifth major with JB Holmes a shot behind, followed by veteran Vijay Singh at seven-under at the halfway point of the Players Championship.

    Adam Scott battled a misbehaving putter to remain in the mix at two-under. After leading the field in putting during the first round, the 36-year-old missed a series of short putts but scrapped for an even-par 72. But Scott remained positive about his score on a brutal Sawgrass set-up. Phil Mickelson and Jason Day finished at 2 under par. Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson finished at even par for the 36 holes.

    Meanwhile, four-time major winner Rory McIlroy will undergo an MRI in Belfast on Monday after aggravating an injury that had kept him on the sidelines for seven weeks earlier this year. McIlroy shot a 71 today to make the cut with an even-par total. 

    Jordan Spieth struggled for the second consecutive day at the Players Championship on Friday, shooting a second-round, three-over 75 to miss the cut at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

    Spieth finished the tournament at four-over and accomp...   [Read More]




    Keeping Up With The Action Of THE PLAYERS Championship This Week




    When the best golfers in the world tee it up in Ponte Vedra Beach this week for THE PLAYERS Championship, coverage will be at an all-time high thanks to live telecasts, digital platforms and radio broadcasts that give fans myriad options to catch all the action THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass has to offer. In addition, the tournament will be broadcast in Virtual Reality for the first time and will help make THE PLAYERS the center of the sporting world from May 9-14.     Domestic Television NBC and Golf Channel will provide a total of 22 hours of live tournament coverage throughout the week. Golf Channel will air six hours of live golf on Thursday and Friday (1-7 p.m. ET), and NBC will present five hours of coverage on Saturday and Sunday (2-7 p.m. ET). Each day will include limited commercial interruptions, thanks to the generous support of THE PLAYERS’ Proud Partners Morgan Stanley, PwC and Optum.  In addition to the live coverage, Golf Channel will air primetime replays of competition on Thursday and Friday from 9 p.m.–12 a.m. ET and on Monday from 1-6 p.m.   Golf Channel also has an extensive amount of ancillary programming emanating from onsite at THE PLAYERS, nearly 50 hours of “Live From THE PLAYERS&rd...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Hyperion Brewing Company Is Now Open




    Hyperion Brewing Company held its grand opening at their new location on Main Street in Historic Springfield last Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

    The Owner and CEO Alexandra McKeown said they originally looked at Murray Hill and Springfield because they were not served by a brewery and ended up choosing the Springfield area. She said that the company’s business model would focus on being a local community gathering place.

    Along with Ms. McKeown at the opening were co-owners and investors Steve & Sheree Schussman, City Councilman Reggie Gaffney and Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Executive Director Christina Parrish-Stone.

    Hyperion will be Jacksonville’s first nano-brewery, a brewery making smaller batches of craft beer . She said that the brewery will produce small batches that will allow them to serve a high variety and wanted the customers to dictate what they wanted brewed. Visit them at 1740 Main Street North.

    ...   [Read More]




    Nitrogen Creamery Is Opening In Jacksonville Beach Today




    Nitrogen Creamery is having a grand opening celebration from 2-8 p.m. today at their new location at 1316 3rd Street North in Jacksonville Beach.

    Nitrogen Creamery owners Bonny and Chad Abernathy are opening their first brick-and-mortar location today in Jacksonville Beach after two years of operating a food truck.

    Customers can pick an ice cream or yogurt base with nearly 15 toppings, including chocolate chips and Oreos, before it’s frozen with liquid nitrogen.

    Ice cream made with liquid Nitrogen is amazingly smooth. Ice crystals that are formed during the process of freezing actually create smaller ice crystals. As a result, the texture you get is unbelievably smooth ice-cream.

    The owners said that they will continue to operate their food truck focusing more on food items. For more information about Nitrogen Creamery, visit nitrogencreameryjax.com.

    ...   [Read More]




    New Donut Shop Has Opened In San Marco




    Good Dough, a 1,750-square-foot artisan doughnut shop located at 1636 Hendricks Avenue has now opened. They will offer three varieties of doughnuts including yeast, cake and old-fashioned.

    Good Dough’s owner Logan Moore said the shop will offer 15 to 18 doughnut flavors each day. Some of the flavors include brown butter glaze, raspberry, salted caramel, chocolate ganache and lemon meringue.

    Vagabond Coffee Roasters will provide the coffee for Good Dough’s drink menu, which includes lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, cold brew and coffee soda, among others.

    Parking is available in the lot behind their shop which can be accessed by the alleyway off Lasalle. There is also street parking along Hendricks, Lasalle and Landon. They are opened Monday-Friday from 7am till 2pm, Saturday from 8am till 2pm and Sunday from 9am till 2pm.

     

    ...   [Read More]




    The Blind Rabbit Closes Their Riverside Location




    A popular restaurant on King Street in Riverside locked its doors Sunday without any advanced notice or explanation. The Blind Rabbit, located at 901 King Street posted a sign on the front door Monday stating that the business had closed and telling customers to visit the restaurant's Jacksonville Beach location.

    On Sunday afternoon, the Blind Rabbit posted on its Facebook page, "After 5 years we are saying good bye to Riverside today after brunch! Thank you for all the support over the years you will be missed. Come visit our Jax beach location! “

    Back in July of 2015, an employee of the restaurant, 20-year-old Daniel Rowe, was shot and killed while taking out the garbage. Police described this as a robbery attempt and Erron Coleman has been charged with Rowe's murder, along with armed robbery, burglary and weapons charges.

    No one knows if that incident had anything to do with the sudden closure of the whiskey and burger bar that had been known for its crowds. Their website still has both locations listed as open.

    ...   [Read More]




    The Homestead Restaurant Is Returning To Jacksonville Beach This Summer




    Former Homestead chef Bo Johns has announced his plans to open the previously closed Homestead Restaurant at a new location this summer in Jacksonville Beach. The Homestead officially closed at the end of December 2010 and their previous location at 1712 Beach Blvd. is now the Taco Lu Mexican restaurant.

    Mr. Johns said that the new restaurant will be located at 904 Sixth Ave. S where Parson’s Seafood Restaurant, an area staple for more than 50 years, had closed last year.

    Johns said the restaurant menu will be identical to when former owner Steve Macri operated the restaurant. “It will be the exact same menu,” he said, citing fried chicken, grouper fingers and blackened steak fingers as a few of the featured items.

    The restaurant will boast at least 150 seats, Johns said, including an outdoor patio. He hopes to have the restaurant opened by the end of June.

    The old Homestead Restaurant had a long history with the residents of Jacksonville. The original owner, Alpha Paynter was a prominent businesswoman who for decades, owned the Homestead and the Copper Kettle Inn. After Alpha moved to Jacksonville Beach, she constructed the log cabin that would become the Homestead in 1934. Originally a boardi...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Opening Weekend At Daily's Place Scheduled For May 27th With Their First Show




    Daily's Place is a new state-of-the-art, multi-use complex adjacent to EverBank Field housing a 5,500-person capacity amphitheater and 94,000-square foot covered flex field that is slated to open at the end of May.

    The state-of-the-art amphitheater has been designed with both audience and performers in mind. Audience sight lines, sound and video technology have been given every consideration to ensure an outstanding event experience for attendees.  The back-of-house artist building is designed to provide artists with the best possible environment to support their performance. The back-of-house space includes multiple artist dressing rooms, artist lounges, a VIP guest meet and greet space, laundry and dining facilities.

    Daily’s Place will be fully integrated into EverBank Field.  At the ground level, the new south end zone field super-tunnel will lead to a brand new central bar connected to the amphitheater entrance.  The existing Bud Light Party Zone and Field’s Auto Terrace Suite areas will now be linked to the amphitheater’s elevated seating decks via access bridges at each level.

    There first shows at the new amphitheater are listed below with the dates.

    May 27th:  TED...   [Read More]




    Donald Fagen, And The Nightflyers Live At The St Augustine Amphitheatre




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents musician, composer, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of Steely Dan, Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Tickets for Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers will go on sale this Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m.

    Donald Fagen – musician, composer, vocalist, producer, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of Steely Dan and The Dukes of September – has a new special project taking to the road this summer: Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers. Set to begin on August 3 and 4 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, the U.S. tour leg will hit more than 20 cities including St. Augustine on August 12 before wrapping at The Masonic in San Francisco on September 16. Following the U.S. dates, the band will travel to Japan for select performances. On tour, Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers will play songs from Fagen’s celebrated solo albums, Steely Dan hits, plus as promised by Fagen himself, “some swell surprises.”

    Joining Fagen (keyboard, vocals) is an all-new band – The Nightflyers – a quartet of young musicians that Donald has been working with over the past few years near his home in Woodstock, New York. The Nightflyers are Connor Kennedy (...   [Read More]




    Sam Hunt to Perform at The Players Championship for Military Appreciation Day Concert




    Continuing a PGA TOUR tradition of honoring men and women in uniform, THE PLAYERS Championship recently unveiled a full slate of military appreciation activities and programs for the 2017 Players Championship, including a special performance by GRAMMY nominated artist Sam Hunt on Tuesday, May 9, during Military Appreciation Day. The Military Appreciation Day Ceremony (6 p.m.) and Concert (6:30 p.m.) will be held on the 17th hole when the tournament returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 9-14.

    The Military Appreciation Day Ceremony and Concert is FREE to any Tuesday ticket holder; a Tuesday Stadium Pass starts at just $25. Parking is also free on Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week.   “I’m extremely excited to perform for our troops on the famed 17th hole during THE PLAYERS Championship,” said Hunt. “This tournament does so much to support the men and women serving our country.  I am grateful to be a part of the festivities and am looking forward to putting on a great show.”   Hunt is a Grammy® Award-nominee, American Music Award winner and MCA Nashville breakout star who has established a name for himself and is one of music’s most talked about...   [Read More]




    Welcome To Rockville Music Festival Info




    Rock legends A Perfect Circle, Soundgarden, and Def Leppard lead the music lineup for Florida's biggest rock experience, which features over 40 bands on three stages, including a tremendous list of talent with The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach and many more.

    Saturday, April 29

    Monster Energy Stage

    9:45 PM         Soundgarden 7:35 PM         The Offspring 5:45 PM         Coheed and Cambria 4:05 PM         Eagles of Death Metal 2:45 PM         All That Remains 1:35 PM         I Prevail 12:25 PM       Goodbye June

    Metropolitan Stage

    8:40 PM         A Perfect Circle 6:40 PM         Mastodon 4:50 PM         The Pretty Reckless 3:20 PM         Highly Suspect 2:10 PM       &nb...   [Read More]




    BOSTON RETURNS TO THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE WITH THEIR “HYPER SPACE TOUR”




    CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS BOSTON ANNOUNCE THEIR “HYPER SPACE TOUR” WITH A RETURN TO THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

     

    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to welcome the return of legendary classic rock band Boston on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Boston played to a sold-out crowd at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 24, 2015. Tickets for Boston go on sale this Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m.

    Have you ever wondered how the unearthly sounds that you hear on a BOSTON album actually happen? See for yourself this summer at a live show on BOSTON's Hyper Space Tour! The tour will consist of close to 50 dates, all in North America with a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, April 20. Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage show, otherworldly sound, and exceptional musicianship, BOSTON prides itself on performing a totally live show, delivering an extraordinary experience that is faithful to their studio recordings.

    Unlike most bands at the time, all of BOSTON’s albums were conceived in a basement, written, produced and recorded by Tom Scholz, an MIT graduate who designed specialized equipment to capture the songs that he heard ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Jacksonville National Cemetery Volunteers Are Placing Thousands Of American Flags On Graves For The Memorial Day Observance.




    Thousands of American flags are being placed on graves at the Jacksonville National Cemetery to honor fallen members of the armed forces. The headstones are in formation marking the final resting places for men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces.

    According to official records.  The cemetery near the northern border of Duval County grows by nearly 50 new gravesites each week, adding to the 12,500 veterans who have been buried there since the first burial in 2009. Every year, people from all over our area head to the cemetery on the Northside and plant flags at each and grave to make sure the fallen aren't forgotten.

    Volunteers do this every year for Memorial Day and then again at Christmas, when they place wreaths at every headstone. There is a group of volunteers called the Jacksonville Ladies who have been there from the start. They offer condolences to loved ones when they are present and stand as silent witnesses to honor the deceased when no one else is there.

    The “Jacksonville Ladies” started meeting in November 2008 and were present for the first interments that began on January 7, 2009. This non-profit Volunteer program shadows the Arlington Ladies, a Volunteer group of military w...   [Read More]




    Yappy Hour on May 21st at the Jacksonville Landing




    Do you think you have a royal dog? Show us what they’ve got!

    Your pup could be crowned the Yappy Hour King or Queen coming up this Sunday, May 21 from 2-5pm at the Jacksonville Landing! There will be live music on the riverfront stage plus pet vendors, FREE giveaways, prizes, drink specials and more. Yappy Hour is a free event for dogs, their parents and dog lovers.

    Registration is from 2–3 p.m. and the pageant begins promptly at 3:15pm. Make sure your pup is dressed in their Sunday best when they strut down the dog walk!

    Dogs will be judged on:

    Bio

    Attire

    Appearance

    Overall

    Vendors:

    The American Cancer Society Happy Hound Dog Resort Friends of Jacksonville Animals Paw Stars The Woof Pack Pet Boutique State Farm Suncoast Basset Rescue, Inc Lucy Lous Off Leash k9 training Pooch Pantry LLC Rainbow of Jacksonville Ruff Rubs, LLC

    + Many More

    >> Visit JacksonvilleLanding.com for more info

    ...   [Read More]




    Florida Springs You've Gotta See!




    Florida is known for its beaches, but are you looking for a new place to explore? The perfect way to spend a day is visiting one of the many beautiful springs all over the sunshine state! Grab some friends, get some floats, and prepare for a relaxing day at one of these Top Springs in Florida!

    1. Itchetucknee Springs State Park  Fort White, FL

    photo courtesy: @andiegraney

    This six-mile long crystal clear river flows gently through wetlands and under sunshine for a great day with family and friends. The best way to enjoy the river is by floating, bring your own or rent one on sight! The park isn’t just for tubers as there is plenty of hiking, wildlife viewing, and picnic areas for all to enjoy. Love to paddle board or kayak? Bring it on! Perks of this park: Floats rentals and great for families

    2. Juniper Springs Silver Springs, FL

    photo courtesy: @whenthesunrises_

    Ocala National Park has so much to explore! One of the best places being the Juniper Springs Recreation Area that includes plenty of swimming under a rooftop of palm trees and hundred year old live oaks. Bring a picnic along to enjoy in one of the picnic areas before taking a hike on one of the wildlife trails! Perks of ...   [Read More]




    First Coast Car Show At The Anheuser-Busch Brewery




    First Coast Car Show At The Anheuser-Busch Brewery

    Join us rain or shine for the First Coast Council Car Show at the Jacksonville Brewery on Saturday, May 20th. Entrance to the event is free for all ages. They will have food trucks, beer, non-alcoholic beverages. self-guided tours and so much more! The event is from 10am to 2pm.

    The Brewery is located at: 111 Busch Dr, Jacksonville, Florida 32218

     

    ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Farmers Market Improvement Project Almost Completed




    The Jacksonville Farmers Market improvement project has started and is expected to be finished in late June. Wider sidewalks and safety bollards are already in and canopies are now going up on the wholesale line area.

    Established in 1938, the market offers Northeast Florida’s largest selection of fresh and healthy foods and is the oldest continuously operated public market in Florida.The Jacksonville Farmers Market is one of the few real working authentic farmers markets in the southeast.

    All vendors remain open for business with no effect on shoppers. Areas undergoing improvements are isolated. Some vendors may be temporarily relocated within the market during the next few weeks to insure full separation from construction.The new awnings will allow for shopping in any weather at the Farmers Market, and they will also provide shade for our vendors.

    Upwards of 25,000 people a week from the North Florida area, enjoy savings on local, organic and specialty produce and various products including artisan breads and baked goods, stir-fry, seafood, honey, boiled peanuts, garden plants and much more.

    You may notice that vendors will have to move to different areas of the market throughout construction, but fortuna...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    Gameday Tailgate Experience Survey




    Fill out the quick survey below for your chance to win 2 FREE VIP TICKETS to an upcoming Gameday Tailgate Experience party this upcoming Jags season! This one-of-a-kind event includes a 4 hour tailgate celebration featuring an open bar, all-you-can-eat food, former athletes/celebrity hosts, a VIP lounge area, live entertainment, exclusive interactive games, & more!

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    Jacksonville Armada Kick Off Party




    Kick off the start of Jacksonville's new professional soccer team! Come join us for an evening of fun and celebration. The party will be held at the Jacksonville Landing, Thursday February 20, from 5:00-8:00pm. 

    - Great selection of food and beverage - Soccer style games and experience - Merchandise Tents - Live Music - Q&A session with Club Executives - Special Fan Entertainment And more!

    ...   [Read More]




    Alligator Tries To Enter Walmart In Florida Monday Night




    Apopka, Fl - A 6 ft alligator hung out at the entrance of a Florida Wal-Mart Superstore Monday Night. The gator (pictured below) wasn't afraid of shoppers and hung out in front of the moving doors for about a hour. The doors even opened multiple times for the creature but the gator remained outside. 

    Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com

    Police were dispatched to the scene and barricaded the area. Shortly after, the gator quietly crawled off into the brush nearby. Shoppers claim they have seen the 6ft gator in the retention pond next to the store before. 

      Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com   Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com   ...   [Read More]




    904 Happy Hour Website Gets Revamp




    Jacksonvilles favorite entertainment website got a facelift on Thursday, October 17th. Over the past month, lead designer Shawn Jasmin worked late nights to complete the technical & time consuming project. Shawn has a extensive background in webdesign but this website tested his skills. 

      

    The new website still features all of your old favorites like the where to go section where you can browse bars and venues to see their specials. The website will be undergoing updates through the coming weeks to all venues to display the most accurate specials. The new website will focus more on localized articles, info and events to keep everyone in the North Florida region up to date. 

    The original website, founded in 2011 was created by founder Charles Wagoner. After much deliberation and technical consultation, Charles decided it was time to give 904 Happy Hour the "revamp" that would change everything. "The new website integrates everything we could think of that a user would want to know about a specific area or region. The new website also gives restaurants, concert halls and really any business looking to increase their market share and capital the availability to update their own profiles and share...   [Read More]




    Huge Country Superfest Set To Come To Jacksonville




    October 10, 2013 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – The first-ever Florida Country Superfest, featuring the biggest stars in country music, is set for June 14 and 15, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla., officials announced today. Jacksonville’s EverBank Field will play host to two jam-packed days and nights of country music and tailgating fun.

    The complete talent lineup along with ticket information and other details surrounding this mega-event will be released at a press conference scheduled for Nov. 14 in Jacksonville. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 21.   Country music fans interested in signing up for the mailing list and securing tickets before they are available to the general public through a special pre-sale opportunity can register at www.FloridaCountrySuperfest.com.   “The Florida Country Superfest will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Events like this have a great impact on tourism and the local economy. I am thrilled that the community leaders and event producers worked together to make Jacksonville the host for this festival.”

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