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    Jacksonville Ranked As One Of Heaviest Drinking Cities In America




    Jacksonville Fl - According to a recent study conducted by Sharecare, Jacksonville is ranked in the top 10 heaviest drinking cities for men and women. Some find this poll startling but some find it as getting Jacksonville on the "map". 

    Since the beginning, there has always been alot of drinking in Jacksonville but why so much? The answer lies in the fact that we are such a big city, not by population but by size and there is so little to do - or are there other factors to blame? 

    Until the last few years, people have been separated by rivers, the ditch at the beach & the lack of interest to drive to another area of town to find something to do. New campaigns have been sparking the interest of locals to travel out of their neighborhood to try something new causing this trend to change.

    Top 10 Heaviest Drinking Cities For Men

    1. Knoxville, TN 2. Louisville, KY 3. Greenville, SC 4. Oklahoma City, OK 5. Portland, OR 6. Greensboro, NC 7. Jacksonville, FL 8. Las Vegas, NV 9. Cincinnati, OH 10. Nashville, TN

     

    Top 10 Heaviest Drinking Cities For Women

    1. Memphis, TN 2. Salt Lake City, UT 3. Jacksonville, FL 4. Knoxv...   [Read More]




    2014 Gator Bowl Events




    LATITUDE 30 PLAYER OUTING DATE: (SEC) Dec 27 & (Big Ten) Dec 28 TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM LOCATION: Latitude 30 COST: Venue is open to the public!

    TAXSLAYER.COM GATOR BOWL LATITUDE 30 PLAYERS OUTING FOR THE SEC AND BIG TEN TEAMS

    Players will experience a fun-filled evening with the Players at one of Jacksonville’s newest and most popular entertainment venues.  In addition to a great menu of food favorites, players will enjoy such great activities as bowling, billiards and the latest arcade games – not to mention big screen T.V’s  and music galore. Latitude 30 is an experience that has something for everyone!

     

    COACHES LUNCHEON DATE: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 TIME: 12:00 PM LOCATION: Prime Osborn Convention Center COST: $75 TICKETS: Click Here »

    This luncheon showcases the best of the “past and present” in Gator Bowl history and is a great opportunity for fans to meet and greet the coaches and players participating in the Gator Bowl as well as legends from the Gator Bowl past.

     

    VYSTAR 5K RUN DATE: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 TIME: 1:00 PM LOCATION: Jacksonvil...   [Read More]




    Tortuga Music Festival Lineup Released




    On April 12th & 13th (11am to 9pm EST), Fort Lauderdale Beach will host Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival. Held on the white sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in a beautiful oceanside setting, Tortuga Music Festival is a multi-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music. This years line up includes big names like: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Train, Sheryl Crow and more. 

    Tortuga Music Festival brings like-minded fans together for an unforgettable beach weekend experience that pairs music with meaning to raise awareness for marine conservation. Tortuga Music Festival works hand in hand with the Rock The Ocean Foundation to increase public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans and to support scientific research, education and ocean conservation initiatives.

    In their first year, over $70,000 was given back to their Conservation Village partners such as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Nova University, and dozens of others in the South Florida Community as a direct result of ticket sales and donations from Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival.

    Photos from Tortuga 2013: 

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    Its A Eggnog Time Of Year




    Oh yes, it’s that time of year again… eggnog time! Not that you can’t make eggnog all year round—we actually do—but this is officially the eggnog season. 

    Here are a couple recipes you might want to try: 

    The Southern Comfort Eggnog (single serving)

    Ingredients: 1 oz. Southern Comfort 3 oz. eggnog Garnish: Nutmeg

    Or make your own Mix and eggnog (party - 10 servings)

    Ingredients:

    1 quart milk 1 pint heavy cream 12 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pint whiskey 12 egg whites 1 cup white sugar 1 pinch ground nutmeg

    Directions: 

    In a large bowl, blend the milk, cream, egg yolks, vanilla and whiskey using a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually sprinkle in the sugar while continuing to whip until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture, and pour into a punch bowl or large pitcher. Serve in mugs or cups garnished with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

     

    However you plan to spend the holidays - we wish you a Merry Christmas and please Drink Responsibly. 

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    Avondale Riverside Night Trolly - New Transportation




    The Jacksonville Transportation Authority launches the Night Trolley in Riverside & Avondale beginning on January 3rd and 4th, 2014. The Night Trolley will run Friday and Saturday nights, from 6:00 pm – 2:00 am, on the first weekend of every month from January through June.

    Riverside Avondale Preservation and area merchants invite Jacksonville to experience a clean, convenient, reliable and low cost public transportation as viable alternative to cars in our neighborhood. The cost is $1.50 for a single ride or $4 for a day pass.  

    The Night Trolley will feature stops throughout the neighborhood residential and commercial districts, hitting 5 Points, Park & King, the Shoppes of Avondale, the Brewery District, Stockton & College, and the St Johns Village area.

    There will be a mobile optimized website available that will show current route locations of the trolleys on the night of the event. http://trolley.jaxmob.com/

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