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    City Hall Annex Implosion Set To Begin Next Year




    Downtown Jacksonville will start off with a bang next year as the city intends to implode the old City Hall Annex at 220 E. Bay St on the second weekend of January.

    Sam Mousa, chief administrative officer for Mayor Lenny Curry, stated that the date is subject to change. Mouse said the seven story courthouse building will undergo “conventional demolition” that doesn't require an implosion.

    Environmental Holdings Group LLC of North Carolina submitted the lowest bid of $7.98 million in June to demolish the 16-story annex and the old Duval County Courthouse.

    Built in 1956, the courthouse comprises almost 360,000 square feet of space, much more than the annex according to property records.

    The annex, built in 1960, contains 200,000 square feet of space but is much taller than the courthouse. Environmental Holdings Group obtained permitting and began work in early August on both buildings after the city issued notice to proceed on July 26.

    Contractors are performing interior demolition starting from the top floors down in both buildings. The Interior demolition on the annex building is expected to run through December and the work inside the courthouse could finish in late October or November. 

    ...   [Read More]




    A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour Live




    A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring Mike Garson and fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades has announced a 32- date North American winter tour for 2019 that includes a performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, March 15, 2019. Tickets for A Bowie Celebration live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will go on sale this Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m.

    A Bowie Celebration features alumni band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas along with world-class vocalists such as Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover, among others, and drummer Lee John performing a mix of Bowie’s hits and deep-cuts

    Kicking off February 6 in Mesa, AZ, A Bowie Celebration then stops in Los Angeles February 7 at the Orpheum Theatre before making its way across the country and into Canada. The critically acclaimed show will stop in San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Louisville, Nashville, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, and Austin, among many other cities, before wrapping March 22 in Dallas.

    Keyboardist and band leader Mike Garson, the longest-standing member of Bo...   [Read More]




    Jaguars vs. Patriots Tailgate Party




    Sunday, September 16th,

    11:30 am: Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the tailgate before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the New England Patriots, hosted by Jaguars Legend Josh Scobee and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Camille Kostek.

    The 5-HOUR pre-game tailgate includes unlimited food and a 4-hour open bar! There will be TVs to watch pregame football coverage, live music & entertainment, and family-friendly tailgating games and amenities. We will also be auctioning off select Jaguars and Patriots memorabilia that you could take home!

    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the best tailgates you will experience this year!!  

    ***Children under 8 are free. Must be 21 and over to get a wristband for alcoholic beverages***  

    Need tickets to the game?

    Visit the link below to buy a combined GTE tailgate + Jaguars game ticket!

    https://fevo.com/edp/Jaguars-vs-Patriots-Tailgate-Party-hwXD964

    ...   [Read More]




    THE TOP 10, NOT-TO-BE-MISSED FEATURES AT THE SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW OCTOBER 18-21, 2018




    The Southern Women’s Show returns this fall to bring the ultimate Girls Day Out to women in North Florida. There’s so much to see and do, so what are the top 10, not-to-be-missed features of this year’s show?

    1. Celebrity Guest Savannah Chrisley.  Savannah Chrisley is best known to fans of USA Network's popular reality show Chrisley Knows Best as daughter of overbearing patriarch Todd Chrisley. When Savannah's not in the middle of Chrisley family shenanigans, she's working on her fashion line Faith Over Fear and developing a line of cosmetics and fragrances. Savannah appears on Saturday, October 20 at Noon on the Fashion and Entertainment Stage to share the scoop on filming Chrisley Knows Best and growing up under the watchful eye of her father. Super fans can snag a $35 meet and greet package that includes one ticket to the Southern Women's Show, one Women's Show reusable shopping bag and reserved seating at the Fashion Stage. (limited availability).

    2. TGIF - Girls Day AND Night Out.  Fridays at the show have long been known for Girls Night Out - and all new for this year it’s also Ladies Day Out, courtesy of Shipt. The first 1,000 ladies on Friday morning will receive a reusable bag from Sh...   [Read More]




    Jax Bar-B-Que Fest Happening This Weekend




    We're grillin' & chillin' at The Jacksonville Landing! Get ready for an amazing day filled with delicious BBQ, vendors, yard games, kids fun zone, and live entertainment! Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax and listen to some great music on two stages. The festival is FREE and open to the public. First 50 receive a free swag bag.

     

    Meet The BBQ

    Bold American Grill

    Twisted Okie Mid Western BBQ & Tacos

    Sweettooth Barbque & Sweets

    Country Caterers 

    Extreme Burgers & Shakes

    Dagwoods

    Kaboom Kababs

    Cool Beans BBQ

     

    STAGE LINEUP

    Front Porch Stage

    11 am – 1:30 pm Salty Daug 

    2 pm – 4:30 pm Making Sum Noise

    5 pm – 8 pm X Hale 

     

    Sleiman Enterprises Stage

    2 pm – 4 pm G-Vibe Trio

    5 pm – 7:30 pm The Trey Tucker Band 

    8 pm – 12 am Firewater Tent Revival 

     

    VENDORS

    Scensty Consultant

    Ms. B's Creative Fruit Cups and Saces

    Papparazzi

    Ben Jammin Island Jerky

    Joni Bacon Snapz

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Jaguars vs. Patriots Tailgate Party




    Sunday, September 16th,

    11:30 am: Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the tailgate before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the New England Patriots, hosted by Jaguars Legend Josh Scobee and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Camille Kostek.

    The 5-HOUR pre-game tailgate includes unlimited food and a 4-hour open bar! There will be TVs to watch pregame football coverage, live music & entertainment, and family-friendly tailgating games and amenities. We will also be auctioning off select Jaguars and Patriots memorabilia that you could take home!

    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the best tailgates you will experience this year!!  

    ***Children under 8 are free. Must be 21 and over to get a wristband for alcoholic beverages***  

    Need tickets to the game?

    Visit the link below to buy a combined GTE tailgate + Jaguars game ticket!

    https://fevo.com/edp/Jaguars-vs-Patriots-Tailgate-Party-hwXD964

    ...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp End Season Labor Day




    Monday, Sept. 3, 2:05 p.m. (Gates open at 1 p.m.)

    Fan Appreciation Day: The day will celebrate the end of a fun-filled season with prize giveaways throughout the game.

    Labor Day Picnic: Purchase a reserved seat and the 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. all-you-can-eat buffet (hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, cole slaw, beans, cookies, tea, lemonade and water) in the Sea Best Shrimp Deck at tinyurl.com/jaxshrimpportal (password “SHRIMPFAN”). A limited number of tickets are available for the picnic.

    VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home: The Jumbo Shrimp feature up to two local nonprofits at each Monday home game. The nonprofits raise awareness and funds through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion. VyStar Credit Union members can get a buy-3-get-1 free ticket special by showing their VyStar credit or debit card at the box office.

    “Don’t Trash Jacksonville” presented by the City of Jacksonville: Love your city? Show it by avoiding and reporting littering. The City of Jacksonville’s Fight Blight office is teaming up with the Jumbo Shrimp to encourage citizens to keep our city clean. Come to the game to support anti-litter efforts and learn m...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights August 19-23




     The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Sunday, Aug. 19, through Thursday, Aug. 23. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Birmingham Barons, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

     

    Sunday, August 19, 6:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)

    Southpaw’s Birthday presented by Jax Refrigeration: Local mascots will join the celebration of the Baseball Grounds’ top dog with an entertaining kickball game.

    Pregame Candy Drop: Following family catch on the field, a helicopter will drop candy in the outfield.

    Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday: Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field, beginning at 5 p.m. Free face painting and balloon animals will be available in the Wolfson Children's Hospital Kids Zone. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases.

     

    Monday, August 20, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home: The Jumbo Shrimp feature up to two local nonprofits at each Monday home game....   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights August 8-12




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Wednesday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 12. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Wednesday, August 8, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    Publix Corks & Forks Wednesday: Fans can purchase a $15 package including a reserved seat and the opportunity to sample food, beer, and wine from Publix in the Safe Harbor Seafood Palm Tree Pavilion at tinyurl.com/jaxshrimpportal(password “PUBLIX”). Regular tickets may be upgraded for $6 each at the Pavilion or the box office. One lucky couple will win a dinner on the concourse that night, specially prepared by Chef Tony from Publix. That night’s wine sample at the ballpark will be available at your neighborhood Publix. Anyone who donates a canned food item at the box office can save $1 off a gameday ticket price (limit $1 off per ticket).

    TIAA Bank Teacher Pep Rally: To gear up for the 2018-2019 school year, Duval County Public School teachers may show their DCPS ID at the box o...   [Read More]




    Red White & Brew Freedom Run 5K




    Get Ready, Florida’s LARGEST Freedom & Beer Run complete with bacon & beer stations on the race course is returning to Jacksonville on July 28th! Run or walk the riverwalk like the Redcoats were coming complete with a Halfway Bacon Station, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and More. Registration includes race bib and timing chip, the official 2018 race t-shirt, custom medal with beer opener, two beers & bacon during the race + more. There will be awards for the top three overall M/F and age group awards too!  

    Besides the race, runners, spectators and beer lovers can enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, local artisans & farmers, and of course cold beer from 6pm-10pm. The race this year will be held in the evening at the Riverside Arts Market and the course will run through riverside, downtown and along the Riverwalk! Additionally, there will be a free concert and food truck rally following the race under the Fuller Warren Bridge at RAM.

    RACE: Registration opens at 5pm and the race starts at 7pm.

    FREE CONCERT LINEUP:

    6:00-7:00: TAD JENNINGS

    7:00-8:15: Honey Hounds

    8:15-8:40: Tad Jennings

    8:40-10:00: Who Rescued Who

    Nati...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Jax Bar-B-Que Fest Happening This Weekend




    We're grillin' & chillin' at The Jacksonville Landing! Get ready for an amazing day filled with delicious BBQ, vendors, yard games, kids fun zone, and live entertainment! Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax and listen to some great music on two stages. The festival is FREE and open to the public. First 50 receive a free swag bag.

     

    Meet The BBQ

    Bold American Grill

    Twisted Okie Mid Western BBQ & Tacos

    Sweettooth Barbque & Sweets

    Country Caterers 

    Extreme Burgers & Shakes

    Dagwoods

    Kaboom Kababs

    Cool Beans BBQ

     

    STAGE LINEUP

    Front Porch Stage

    11 am – 1:30 pm Salty Daug 

    2 pm – 4:30 pm Making Sum Noise

    5 pm – 8 pm X Hale 

     

    Sleiman Enterprises Stage

    2 pm – 4 pm G-Vibe Trio

    5 pm – 7:30 pm The Trey Tucker Band 

    8 pm – 12 am Firewater Tent Revival 

     

    VENDORS

    Scensty Consultant

    Ms. B's Creative Fruit Cups and Saces

    Papparazzi

    Ben Jammin Island Jerky

    Joni Bacon Snapz

    ...   [Read More]




    September Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. September's Downtown Wine Down will be a ticketed event to ensure there are no long lines and that we can contain capacity. 

    Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary glass of Sangria!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm

    The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.

     

    Ticket prices: $15 per person

    ...   [Read More]




    Full Moon Rooftop Party




    This Thursday, August 23rd, join us for our NEW EVENT, the Full Moon Rooftop Party at River & Post’s sky bar and lounge! Live music will kick off at 7 by the Honey Hounds plus there will be drink specials, glow sticks, giveaways, & more!

    Ticket is valid for rooftop access to the August event. Arrive early to beat the line. Event runs from 6pm to 11:30 and has a limited capacity. 

     

    For more information visit JaxFullMoonParty.com

    ...   [Read More]




    August Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. August's Downtown Wine Down will be a ticketed event to ensure there are no long lines and that we can contain capacity. 

    Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary glass of bubbles!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm

    The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.

     

    Ticket prices: $15 per person

    ...   [Read More]




    Whit’s Frozen Custard Is Opening The Fifth Jacksonville Location Friday, August 10th




     

    GRAND OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT:

    We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of Whit's South Jax on Friday, August 10th, 2018. Doors open at 11am. Stay tuned for special prizes to be announced in the coming week.

    In May 2014, Michael and Jessica McKinley opened Whit’s Frozen Custard in Atlantic Beach, Florida. With roots in Ohio that brought the McKinley’s back several times a year, Whit’s Frozen Custard was always at the top of the “must-have” list when visiting. Michael and Jessica were thrilled with the opportunity to bring their favorite frozen dessert home to Northeast Florida. Whit’s has expanded in the Jacksonville area to now include locations in Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Mandarin,  Avondale and South Jacksonville. The stores are locally owned and operated.

    Frozen custard recipes date back to the early 1900's but it wasn't until the 1920's that commercial frozen custard machines were invented. It is said that the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago popularized frozen custard and by 1940 frozen custard stands were located all over the East and Midwest of the United States.

    Frozen custard is still created with the same pure...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour Live




    A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring Mike Garson and fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades has announced a 32- date North American winter tour for 2019 that includes a performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, March 15, 2019. Tickets for A Bowie Celebration live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will go on sale this Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m.

    A Bowie Celebration features alumni band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas along with world-class vocalists such as Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover, among others, and drummer Lee John performing a mix of Bowie’s hits and deep-cuts

    Kicking off February 6 in Mesa, AZ, A Bowie Celebration then stops in Los Angeles February 7 at the Orpheum Theatre before making its way across the country and into Canada. The critically acclaimed show will stop in San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Louisville, Nashville, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, and Austin, among many other cities, before wrapping March 22 in Dallas.

    Keyboardist and band leader Mike Garson, the longest-standing member of Bo...   [Read More]




    Party In The Pines Returns To North Florida




    Party in the Pines has returned this year for a second year in North Florida. Presented by Bienville Entertainment the country mystic and camping festival returns to White Springs on October 19-20. You will enjoy a two day festival full of non stop country music, including two stages, camping and RV accommodations and a variety of food and beverage options. 

    This country festival highlights a great line up of artists such as Zac Brown Band & Little Big Town. Other following acts will include Luke Combs, Kip Moore, Mark O’Connor Band, Lindsey Ell, Dan + Shay, Granger Smith, The Cadillac Three, Cascade Pope, Drew Baldridge, Clare Dunn, and Raleigh Keegan.

    Attendees will have access to a new lounge Cruzan Beach that features a tiki bar, volleyball, corn hole, tie-dye stations and shade. Additional offerings include a free Thursday night pre-party and concert for all camper and RV ticket holders, exclusive lounges and a Saturday night firework show presented by Busy Bee to close out the festival. All guests can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options as well as from sponsors Budweiser, Jim Beam, Monster Energy, Sonny’s BBQ, Coca-Cola and more. 

    VIP Patrons receive special parking, entry p...   [Read More]




    TICKETS FOR BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND GO ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to announce that musical legend Bob Dylan and His Band will return to the Amphitheatre on Friday, October 19, 2018. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. Bob Dylan previously performed to a sold-out crowd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in April 2015.

    Bob Dylan has been an influential singer-songwriter and popular culture figure for over 50 years. Dylan has released over 40 albums, which combined have sold over 110 million records worldwide. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards including multiple GRAMMY Awards (most notably Album of the Year in 1998), a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. Dylan has also been inducted into many prestigious societies including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dylan was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor by President Clinton in 1997, and in 1998, the Pulitzer Prize jury awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." Dylan has also received the Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, which is the high...   [Read More]




    Rick Springfield with Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone Live




    Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ‘80s, Springfield is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch.” Springfield has toured for over 40 years, hand-delivering the hits to millions of fans worldwide via his dynamic live shows. His concerts are legendary with their rock heavy, high energy full band sets.

    With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums, earning four multi-platinum plaques, including the four-million-selling Get  Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980  debut, 1983’s Keep It Up and 1985’s Lovin’ Every Minute of It. Their string of hits includes, in  addition to the anthem “Working for  the Weekend,” such arena rock staples as “Lovin’ Every ...   [Read More]




    Lil Dicky’s “Life Lessons Tour” With Special Guests Mustard And Oliver Tree Go On Sale Friday, July 13 At 10am




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre presents American rapper and comedian Lil Dicky and his “Life Lessons Tour” featuring special guests Mustard and Oliver Tree on Monday, October 29, 2018. This date marks Lil Dicky’s only Florida show this Fall. Tickets for Lil Dicky with special guests Mustard and Oliver Tree go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m.

    Rapper, actor and underwear model Lil Dicky, aka Dave Burd, has cemented himself as a staple in the entertainment industry. Burd achieved critical acclaim and commercial success with his album Professional Rapper, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Comedy, Rap and Independent Charts, and featured the two-time platinum single “Save Dat Money.” His latest single, “Freaky Friday,” peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been on the charts since its release on March 15 as the song has surpassed over 600M global streams in just a few months.

    DJ Mustard, born Dijon McFarlane, is an award winning artist and mega producer. The Los Angeles-born native has coined the “ratchet” sound, bringing a hot, new and different twist to music production. In just three years, DJ Mustard has sold over 20 million s...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    THE TOP 10, NOT-TO-BE-MISSED FEATURES AT THE SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW OCTOBER 18-21, 2018




    The Southern Women’s Show returns this fall to bring the ultimate Girls Day Out to women in North Florida. There’s so much to see and do, so what are the top 10, not-to-be-missed features of this year’s show?

    1. Celebrity Guest Savannah Chrisley.  Savannah Chrisley is best known to fans of USA Network's popular reality show Chrisley Knows Best as daughter of overbearing patriarch Todd Chrisley. When Savannah's not in the middle of Chrisley family shenanigans, she's working on her fashion line Faith Over Fear and developing a line of cosmetics and fragrances. Savannah appears on Saturday, October 20 at Noon on the Fashion and Entertainment Stage to share the scoop on filming Chrisley Knows Best and growing up under the watchful eye of her father. Super fans can snag a $35 meet and greet package that includes one ticket to the Southern Women's Show, one Women's Show reusable shopping bag and reserved seating at the Fashion Stage. (limited availability).

    2. TGIF - Girls Day AND Night Out.  Fridays at the show have long been known for Girls Night Out - and all new for this year it’s also Ladies Day Out, courtesy of Shipt. The first 1,000 ladies on Friday morning will receive a reusable bag from Sh...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk




    This month celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Art Walk. Bring the pups and celebrate your favorite animal friends in Hemming Park. Enter your pet in the Best Dressed Pet Competition, sponsored by Bark Downtown, for your chance to win a prize! The winner will be announced at 7:30 p.m. And don't miss our Kids Zone located next to the Main Stage! Enjoy games and activties provided by My Gym. Magician Robert Sanderson will be there with a magical performance for the

    ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

    The 5 & Dime: View the intimate and evocative works of Marisa Yow. Her paintings and drawings reflect themes shown in the recently staged “How I Learned to Drive.”

    Jacksonville Landing: Bring your furry friends for a Yappy Hour meet-up with giveaways and dog vendors. Also, enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, local vendors and artists at #FrontPorchJax!

    Jacksonville Main Library: Meet your neighborhood organizations and other organizations that work to build community in our “Bold New City.” Explore the Jacksonville: A Tale of My City on the second and third floor. And don’t miss the Ax Handle Saturday Photography Exhibition as part of the 4th floor Special Collections.

    ...   [Read More]




    Onesie Bar Crawl Returns to Jax Beach




    This November, the best PJ Party returns to Jax Beach, the 2018 Onesie Bar Crawl. The event will take place in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, November 10th from 5pm-2am at 10 of Jax Beaches best bars and restaurants.

    Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, admission to the silent disco and after party, commemorative koozie, wristband for drink specials all night, chance to win thousands in cash and prizes, chance to participate in "The Best Onesie Contest", plus much more! 

    Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. The Best Onesie Contest will include most original, creative, and hottest. Check in will take place at the Ritz Bar and Brix Taphouse from 5PM - 10PM.

    Additionally, there will be a Canned Food Drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Please bring non perishable items to check in to receive an additional raffle ticket (up to 5 depending the amount of food) for your support.

    Click here to purchase your tickets

     

    Must be 21+ to participate.

    ...   [Read More]




    Oscar Mayer Weinermobile Is Coming To Jacksonville This Weekend




    One of six 27 foot long, 11 foot high, and 8 foot wide Weinermobiles that steam around the country on promotional tours annually will be in Jacksonville’s Southside and Arlington areas this Thursday through Sunday! The Weinermobile tradition was started by Carl Mayer in 1936 when he created the first sausage shaped vehicle.

    Here's the schedule:

    Thursday 1-4pm - Walmart at 8011 Merrill Rd

    Friday 1-7pm - Walmart at 8808 Beach Blvd

    Saturday 8:15am - 2:15pm - the annual “Touch a Truck” show at Regency Square Mall at 9501 Arlington Expressway 

    Sunday 11am- 5pm - Walmart at 9550 Baymeadows Rd

    In addition to getting your photo with the iconic vehicle,  staff will be giving out coupons and food samples as well.

    ...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk




    It's time for the 5th Annual Back to School SmARTs Art Walk featuring the USGBC Green Lion Festival! Enjoy live music, 20+ local artists, delicious food trucks and 35+ participating venues. Celebrate the end of summer in #DTJax!

    Visit Headquarters @ Hemming Park where you can enjoy live performances on the Main Stage, local artists and vendors, food trucks and an interactive kid zone with activities by My Gym and fun bounce houses by Backyard Carnivals, Inc.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Pandora's Boxes, OffensiveMe, Class-Sick, Mochi Boutique, Fluid Validity, The Bead Bowl, MacMaddie's Repurposed Designs, The Mermaid Alchemist, Blue Tide Art, Fawn Andrea Photography, Greg Furie, Art Expressions by CindyK and One of a Find. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Prestige Workforce, Well Care Health Plans, Bethesda Outreach Ministries, NextGen America, VyStar, One Blood Donation, the Neighborhood Services Office, Humble Wood Fire Food Truck, Island Girl Seafood, Balu's Surf Shack and Cool Scoops. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, awesome swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    City Hall Annex Implosion Set To Begin Next Year




    Downtown Jacksonville will start off with a bang next year as the city intends to implode the old City Hall Annex at 220 E. Bay St on the second weekend of January.

    Sam Mousa, chief administrative officer for Mayor Lenny Curry, stated that the date is subject to change. Mouse said the seven story courthouse building will undergo “conventional demolition” that doesn't require an implosion.

    Environmental Holdings Group LLC of North Carolina submitted the lowest bid of $7.98 million in June to demolish the 16-story annex and the old Duval County Courthouse.

    Built in 1956, the courthouse comprises almost 360,000 square feet of space, much more than the annex according to property records.

    The annex, built in 1960, contains 200,000 square feet of space but is much taller than the courthouse. Environmental Holdings Group obtained permitting and began work in early August on both buildings after the city issued notice to proceed on July 26.

    Contractors are performing interior demolition starting from the top floors down in both buildings. The Interior demolition on the annex building is expected to run through December and the work inside the courthouse could finish in late October or November. 

    ...   [Read More]




    Downtown Events This Weekend Impact Traffic




     

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Several events scheduled to take place Thursday through Sunday in downtown Jacksonville will impact traffic, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

    Here's what you need to know if you will be attending any of the events or plan to head downtown this weekend:

    Road closures

    If you are attending an event in the Sports Complex area, a portion of Gator Bowl Boulevard from A. Philip Randolph Boulevard to Talleyrand Avenue will be closed for the "Welcome to Rockville" venue.

    The road closure will start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and will be in place until Sunday. 

    Event parking

    Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Party on Thursday at Daily's Place Amphitheater and Flex Field

    Parking will be available in lots C, E, M, N, R, Y and W.

    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games Thursday through Sunday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

    Parking will be available in the garages and Lot P. To access, enter the Sports Complex area from west of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. 

    Jacksonville Sharks game Saturday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

    Parking will be available in the garages, Jack...   [Read More]




    More Than 40 Retailers Will Be Open On Thanksgiving Day




    Big-box stores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Big Lots are opening their doors to the masses on Thanksgiving. More than 40 retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day and remain open into the early hours of the morning. Other major retailers are opting to remain closed this year, including H&M, IKEA, Home Depot and TJ Maxx.

    Some of the stores opened are listed here:

    Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Bealls Florida – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Belk – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Big Lots -7 a.m. to midnight Cabela’s – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday Dollar General – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday Kohl’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT Black Friday Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday; Some stores to close at 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m. Michaels – 6 p.m...   [Read More]




    Morris Publishing Sells The Florida Times-Union To GateHouse Media




    Morris Communications Co. announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including the Florida Times-Union and the St. Augustine Record to GateHouse Media. These are among 10 daily newspapers and other publications owned by Morris including numerous non-daily publications and associated websites and digital assets that were sold.

    Morris Communications announced the sale today and the transaction is expected to close on Oct. 2. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. According to the Times-Union, the Morris family will continue to own the Times-Union building.

    GateHouse Media owns more than 130 daily newspapers and more than 500 non-daily publications across the country. Nine of GateHouse's daily newspapers are in Florida, including the Gainesville Sun, Daytona Beach News and Ocala Star-Banner.

    Morris, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, is also selling the Augusta Chronicle, the Savannah Morning News and the Athens Banner-Herald. William “Billy” Morris III, chairman of Morris Communications, will remain publisher of The Augusta Chronicle and will oversee editorial-page policy for the three Morris newspapers in Georgia.

    Morris said the sale will al...   [Read More]




    2017 Total Solar Eclipse On August 21st




    On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that day, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse .

    A total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky. The fact that total solar eclipses occur at all is a quirk of cosmic geometry. The moon orbits an average of 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from Earth — just the right distance to seem the same size in the sky as the much-larger sun. However, these heavenly bodies line up only about once every 18 months.

    The path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It passes through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

    During totality, the area inside the moon's shadow is cloaked in twilight — a very strange feeling to experience in the middle of the day. Just before and just after totality, observers can see this cloak o...   [Read More]



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