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    THE PLAYERS Championship announces record $7.1 million generated for local charities from 2013 tournament




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (November 14, 2013) – At a celebration tonight honoring the volunteer leadership of THE PLAYERS Championship, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem announced that $7.1 million was generated for local charities from the 2013 tournament, eclipsing last year’s record-breaking total of $6.5 million. The money generated by THE PLAYERS each year benefits more than 300 charities throughout Northeast Florida, totaling nearly $60 million in charitable giving since the event moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977. The substantial increases over the past few years is attributed to a growing, dedicated fan base, support from PwC – the event’s Proud Partner, the tireless and selfless efforts of the tournament’s volunteer force and the entire Northeast Florida community.

      The announcement was made during THE PLAYERS Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party hosted by Commissioner Finchem on the Presentation Lawn of the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.  The event is part of a series of activities during THE PLAYERS 2013 Giving Back Month designed to highlight the work of the many charitable organizations in Northeast Florida that benefit from the tournament. Guests at tonight’s Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party cheered a...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Fair Entertainment Recap




    The Jacksonville Agricultural Fair began on Wednesday and started off with Craig Morgan performing on Thursday, and on Friday the Fall Free Gator Country concert series. Craig Morgan has performed recently at the Jacksonville Landing in July and has always put on a great show. A source says that Craig Morgan performed amazing on Thursday Night and brought in a big crowd for the fair’s concert series kick off. He is known for his favorite songs, “International Harvester”, “I Got You”, and his newest song “Waking Up Lovin You”.

    The next night the concert series continued on with the newest duo in country music “American Young”. This country duo is led by Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson. They’re recent single “Love Is War” is played quite often on 99.9 Gator Country. I actually like this song for its soft sound and meaningful lyrics. The girl in the band Kristy Osmunson started out in a duo called Bomshel that began in 2006. Their songs that were hits were “Fight Like a Girl”, “19 and Crazy”, and “Power of One”. After her first band she had joined forces with Jon Stone and helped his form American Young. I think this new duo has a lot of potent...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Celtic Festival This Saturday




    Jacksonville Beach, Fla - This Saturday, join us for upbeat music, lively dancing, rugged Highland games, and cuisine of the colorful Celtic culture. Vendors include a variety of traditional Celtic food, beer and memorabilia. Entertainment includes internationally known musical groups, local fife and drum corps, Irish and Scottish dancers and Kid's Zone.

    The festival gates open on November 16th  at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 12 noon. Performer Lineup(Main Pavilion Stage): 12 p.m. Spade McQuade 1:15 p.m.    Fear Buile 2:30 p.m.    The Gothard Sisters 3:45 p.m.    Colm Kirwan 5:00 p.m.    The Willis Clan 6:15 p.m.    Searson 7:30 p.m.    Rathkeltair 8:45 p.m.    Enter the Haggis The Pipers, Scottish and Irish Dancers will perform 15 minute sets between bands on the Pavilion Stage. The Highland Games and Rugby exhibition will take place on the beach between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

    The Scottish Highland Games are Sponsored by the Northeast Florida Highland Games! Sign up and Registration will be on the beach (1p-4p). Caber Tossing, Stone Throwing, Weight for Distance, Hammer Throw and Tug of War. You can also pre-register on our web site:&nbs...   [Read More]




    Thanksgiving Block Party at Pete's is ON!!!




    Neptune Beach Fla - What started as one lonesome bartender has evolved into a beaches tradition that many depend on as part of their holiday routine. Thirty years ago, one bartender was working on Thanksgiving Day and called his friends to keep him company. The friends showed up, along with the bartenders’ relatives and the rest is history.

    Year after year, speculation always surrounds Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s Bar – is it happening? Is security cracking down? Can you bring drinks into the area? The reason for speculation is a result of how big the celebration has become. According to Nancy Jensen, owner and granddaughter of original owner, Peter B. Jensen, Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s started getting big 5 years ago. “We advertised the first couple of years, but now its word of mouth. We’re also open Christmas Day since a lot of people want to congregate at the bar if their family is out of town and the help is always voluntary.”

    If you’re planning to attend this year’s Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s, leave your Bloody Mary at home and follow these simple steps: •    Pay attention to entry points – the area will be barricaded off and there will be secu...   [Read More]




    Learn How You Can Fight a Cold with Food




    Here we go again…Cold and flu season is right around the corner, and prevention is the best medicine. But when you already have a bug, getting rid of it and feeling normal again is the goal, right? Well, did you know that you can fight back by eating to boost your immune system? Cold medicines generally only manage symptoms and do not actually cure the illness, but with nutritional support you can supply your immune system with what it needs to help you beat that cold or flu bug.

    If taken immediately at the first signs and symptoms of a cold, supplements derived from the Echinacea herb are known to reduce severity and duration. The same is said to be true for a 1,000 mg dose of Vitamin C taken daily. The benefit of taking either supplement may lead to shortening the amount of time you have a cold and/or making it milder.

    Boosting certain white blood cells called monocytes and lymphocytes may help rid a cold sooner. White blood cell production is supported by certain vitamins and minerals. The following are good food sources of these nutrients:

    Citrus fruit (including orange juice) – folate, Vitamin C

    Cocoa – copper

    Dark green leafy vegetables – folate, copper, be...   [Read More]



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