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    THE PLAYERS Announces Luke Combs For Military Appreciation Day Concert

    Continuing a PGA TOUR tradition of honoring men and women in uniform, THE PLAYERS Championship today unveiled a full slate of military appreciation activities and programs for the 2018 event, including a special performance by 2017 breakout artist Luke Combs on Tuesday, May 8, during Military Appreciation Day. New this year, the Military Appreciation Day Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Concert will kick-off at 6 p.m. on the 17th hole when the tournament returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 8-13.

    Combs joins an impressive list of country music stars who have performed on Military Appreciation Day including Tim McGraw (2010), Darius Rucker (2011), Luke Bryan (2012), Dierks Bentley (2013), Jake Owen (2014), Big & Rich (2015), Toby Keith (2016) and Sam Hunt (2017).

    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.

    “Performing at THE PLAYERS, on the 17th hole, is one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences,” said Combs.  “The fact that my performance is part of a ceremony that honors our men and women in the armed forces make...   [Read More]

    HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute To The Eagles” Is At The Thrasher-Horne Center Friday

    For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.

    This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.

    HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute to the Eagles" was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, HOTEL CALIFORNIA faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Cou...   [Read More]

    2018 March Madness Is Here

    The Selection Committee has spoken and for the eighth consecutive year there are 68 teams that put together the field for March Madness.

    The single-elimination tournament features 68 teams fighting for the chance to be crowned national champions. Since the tournament began in 1939, UCLA has the most titles with 11. Kentucky follows with eight national titles while North Carolina has six.

    After going 31-2 and winning the ACC regular-season and tournament championships, Virginia enters this year's tournament as No. 1 overall seed.

    The 2018 Final Four is set for San Antonio. Here's the complete schedule for the tournament:


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    Disney Cruise Lines Will Add Three New Ships To Their Current Fleet

    At the Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting, it was disclosed that their Disney Cruise Lines will add three new ships to their current fleet.

    The three newest vessels will set sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and will be approximately 140,000 gross tons – slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. The new vessels will have approximately 1,250 guest staterooms.

    In keeping with the distinct Disney Cruise Line style, the new ships will embody the elegance and romance of the golden age of ocean cruising with unique touches all their own. The three new vessels will offer more innovation, new technologies, spectacular entertainment and more Disney stories and characters than ever before. Ingenuity and innovation from stem to stern will amaze and delight Disney Cruise Line guests of all ages.

    The new vessels will bring Disney’s iconic stories and franchises to life in thrilling and surprising ways, building on the creativity they have introduced across their existing fleet.  Over the past years , they have added innovations such as Marvel and Star Wars themed spaces to their kids’ clubs.  They have also added new dining experiences combining live entertainment, storytellin...   [Read More]

    Sports Complex Traffic And Parking Advisory For March 9-10

    Due to the large amount of events happening Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, there is high attendance anticipated in and around the Downtown Sports Complex. A larger amount of traffic is expected along with current construction projects. Please plan routes accordingly and allow extra time for travel and parking.


    FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018

    ·         Gate River Run packet pick-up at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds – 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

    ·         High school baseball games at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

              Nease vs. Trinity Christian – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

              University Christian vs. Bolles – 2 p.m.-4.p.m.

              TNXL vs. Stoneman Douglas (Fundraising Event) – 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

    ·         Jumbo Shrimp Press Conference at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville – 1 p.m.

    ·         Icemen hockey game at Veterans Memorial Arena – 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

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  • Articles - Sports


    The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed fourth-year QB Blake Bortles to a contract extension that runs through the 2020 season, the club announced today.

    “Blake’s growth and development last season was a key to the success we had as a team,” said Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin. “Blake has proven, with toughness and dependability, that he can be the leader this team needs going forward. Along with this contract come high expectations that he will continue to improve and help our team accomplish its ultimate goal.”

    Bortles, 6-5, 236, led the Jaguars to a 2-1 postseason record in January’s playoff games. This marked Jacksonville’s first postseason appearance since the 2007 season and the Jaguars’ 2017 AFC South division title was the team’s first since the 1999 season. He has appeared in 62 regular season games with 61 starts and has completed 1,318 of 2,229 career passes (59.1 comp. pct.) for 14,928 yards, 90 TDs and 64 INTs for a passer rating of 80.8. Bortles has also rushed for 1,410 yards and seven TDs on 223 attempts and his 6.32 career rush avg. ranks fourth in NFL history among quarterbacks with at least 200 rush attempts.

    In the red zone in 20...   [Read More]

    40th Annual Ortega River Run

    The 40th Annual Ortega River Run will have a 1 mile Fun Run and a 5 mile Run-Walk Run.  The 1 mile run begins at 8am. Both races start and finish at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School located at 4114 Oxford Avenue – Just off Ortega Boulevard.

    For the 40 years, St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School has held the Ortega River Run. A Grand Prix sanctioned event, this is a great event for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the financial aid and scholarship program at the school.

    Run the historic 40-year course over bridges and along tree-lined streets.

    Medals given to all 1-mile and 5-mile finishers.

    Shirts for all one-mile and five-mile runners. You must pick up at designated locations prior to race day to guarantee shirt availability.

    Large and lively family Street Fair at start/finish with food, activities, give-a-ways, and special guests.

    Fun & Fit Zone with bounce house and sport activities for kids.

    Strollers welcome (must start at back of race).  

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    The Jaguars' Home Stadium Will Have A New Name Next Season

    EverBank Field will be known as TIAA Bank Field later this year. They team confirmed today that TIAA Bank Field will be the official name of its home stadium, replacing EverBank Field.

    The name change comes after the sale of EverBank to TIAA in June and the new parent company will be renaming all EverBank locations as TIAA Bank. 

    The name change must be officially approved by the city of Jacksonville and the Jaguars before they can tear down the signage on the front of the building and replace it with the new name. 

    Even though the name change was announced today, there were no details immediately available about who will be paying to change the signage. It is expected that the name change will be made by the upcoming Jaguars preseason.

    Jacksonville-based EverBank acquired the naming rights to the stadium in 2010, four years after the naming rights deal with Alltel lapsed. (The stadium was known as Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in the interim.) In 2014, the company extended its naming rights deal through 2024.

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    The 2018 Winter Olympics Is Ready To Begin

    NBC will present 176 hours of live coverage, and its primetime coverage begins on Thursday, N Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. ET, and concludes with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 25.

    The entire slate of Winter Games competition will be broadcast across various NBC platforms from Feb. 8-25, with some curling and the Opening Ceremony coming first. (Note: The ceremony will actually be seen Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 a.m. Eastern -- or at 8 p.m., replayed -- for those watching in the United States.)

    If you're talking times specifically, you'll want to note that, since the Olympics will be broadcast live from South Korea, there will be a 14-hour difference between local time and Eastern time.

    For the first time, TV viewers in all US time zones will have access to live coverage of the Games, instead of a delayed replay.

    The host city this time is Pyeongchang, South Korea. Opening and closing ceremonies will be housed at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, a temporary structure with capacity for 35,000 spectators.

    The city is about 80 miles (125 kilometers) east of Seoul and about 60 miles south of the Demilitarized Zone that separated North and South Korea. A train between Seoul and Pyeongchang takes about 90 minutes. This will be the...   [Read More]

    The 2018 DONNA Marathon Weekend Returns to Northeast Florida Feb. 9-11

    Held annually the second weekend of February, DONNA Marathon Weekend (5k, 10k, Relay, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultramarathon and Event Challenges) fills the City of Jacksonville and its Beaches in Northeast Florida with over 10,000 runners from all 50 states and 20 countries. Participants enjoy a flat, fast Boston-Qualifying marathon course that takes them through four beautiful beach communities with scenic views and an outpouring of crowd support. Expect water stations nearly every mile, race day temps averaging 55° F, and streets lined with a 26-mile beach block party. And it’s pink.  Very pink.  There’s a reason this event has been recognized by CNN Travel as one of the “Seven Marathons Worth the Trip” and “Favorite Charity Race” from the readers of Women’s Running Magazine. We are the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer.  Start Training.

    DONNA Marathon Weekend is an official event of The DONNA Foundation. The DONNA Foundation, a private non-profit organization in Northeast Florida, provides financial assistance and support nationwide to those living with breast cancer and funds groundbreaking research to finish the disease once and for all. To date, the foundation has served nearly 11,...   [Read More]

  • Articles - Food

    The Homestead Is Coming Back To Jacksonville Beach

    There have been a few attempts to bring the popular restaurant back to Jax Beach the last couple years but this time, we think there is some real progress and renovations to an existing restaurant have begun.

    Heres a note from the new management posted on Facebook:

    "Hello Homestead family :

    I am excited to announce that after some unanticipated delays, we will be opening the beloved Homestead Restaurant to a fabulous (new) location in Jacksonville Beach!

    The old Tomo’s Japanese Restaurant location at Penman Plaza will become our cozy, new home. For those of you who may not be locally familiar with Tomo’s, we will be centrally located in Jax Beach at Penman Plaza.

    We hope you are as excited as the Homestead team is and look forward to serving you up the old Homestead favorites as well making memories with friends in the Copper Top Pub !

    Scheduled opening is set for early 2018 – stay tuned for future details.

    Sincerely,  The Homestead"

    The Original Homestead Restaurant (Now Taco Lu):

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    Crane Ramen Is Opening In Five Points Later This Month

    Crane Ramen will be opening a location in Five Points at 1029 Park Street. They will be located between 8th Day Tattoo and Jane Doe Boutique. They are expected to open by the end of February and are planning on having a cocktail bar at the location.

    They have another location in Gainesville which opened four years ago. Crane Ramen was Gainesville’s first craft ramen restaurant, serving scratch-made broths topped with the finest ingredients. Their dishes are also great for sharing and pair well with their signature cocktails, craft beer, or premium sake. All of their broths are made in house and take over 24 hours of slow simmering to create the rich and delicate flavors.

    Their menu will include several varieties of ramen, including market veggie miso, pork-bone broth ramen, spicy pulled pork paitan ramen and a cold ramen tossed with vegetables in a ginger dressing. Other choices include pan-fried pork dumplings, pork belly steamed buns and wok-fried chicken thighs.

    Crane Ramen will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the bar open with a limited menu until 2 a.m.

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    Bistro Aix Will Reopen On February 8th In San Marco

    The Bistro Aix restaurant will reopen to the public on Feb. 8. The restaurant at 1440 San Marco Blvd. sustained heavy damage due to Hurricane Irma and has been closed since early September.

    Hurricane Irma caused widespread flooding in San Marco, Riverside/Avondale and other communities along the St. Johns River. Bistro Aix had over 3 feet of water in it for over 12 hours.

    The restaurant is updating the interior and will now have a lighter color palette in the floors, curtains and subway tile in the open kitchen. The 45-seat private dining room, which previously featured dark reds and black, will now be a white room with dark oak furniture.

    The marketplace counter in Bistro Aix has also been replaced with a ten-seat farm table. Outdoor patio tables and couches are available on a first-come, first-serve basis

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    The Grub Burger Bar Is Now Opened In Jacksonville

    Grub Burger has now opened it's first location in Jacksonville at 4906 Town Center Parkway near the St. Johns Town Center,  The Jacksonville location is also only the second to open in Florida, with the first being in Tallahassee.

    The restaurants name "Grub" stands for good people, real food, unique vibes and big flavors . The fast-casual restaurant is known for signature burgers and sandwiches, shakes, fresh salads, bowls, and both savory and lighter sides and was started in College Station, Texas.

    “We are so excited to grow our brand in Florida with our new store in Jacksonville," said Brian Crocket, Jacksonville Grub Burger Bar Managing Partner. "We look forward to meeting our neighbors and to showing this community our great hospitality and awesome food."

    The Jacksonville location will be the nineteenth Grub Burger and the first opened this year. They will be open everyday from 11am to 10pm.

    The restaurant will have the opportunity to get engaged through the restaurant’s “Grub Gives Back” program, which offers several ways to give back to causes that directly impact the city.

    Local organizations are also encouraged to contact the restaurant re...   [Read More]

    America Selects Lemon As Krispy Kreme’s New Glazed Doughnut Flavor

    Krispy Kreme asked Americans to choose the next glazed doughnut flavor and aftercasting nearly two million votes online over a week, America selected lemon as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts next, all-new Glazed Doughnut flavor.

    The #VoteForGlaze campaign was the first time Krispy Kreme let America decide an all-new Glazed Doughnut flavor for the brand’s iconic Original Glazed Doughnut. The voters selected from four flavors – blueberry, caramel, lemon and maple – January 16 through 22.

    Lemon was America’s top choice, garnering 36 percent of the vote. Caramel received 26 percent of the vote, blueberry received 20 percent followed by maple, which received 18 percent. Krispy Kreme will announce this spring the exact dates the all-new Lemon Glazed Doughnut will be available.

    Last year, Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme dressed up its traditional glazed doughnut for special occasions, turning it green for St. Patrick’s Day and adding chocolate glaze for the solar eclipse. The online poll is an extension of the brand’s innovation.



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  • Articles - Entertainment


    On Friday, July 20, 2018, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host two titans of classic rock – The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton. Tickets for Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton will go on sale Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10 a.m.

    Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ‘60s. with albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music - and society - could be in the years to come. Then, in the ‘70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n’ roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Abracadabra” among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio – and impossible not to sing along with. Running through Miller&rsqu...   [Read More]

    George Benson Live At The Thrasher-Horne Center Next Tuesday


    There are legends in the world of music… and then there are icons. Appreciated as both a musician and a performer by millions, George Benson has always excelled at the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer as he has performed with everybody from Miles Davis and Eric Clapton to Stevie Wonder to Carlos Santana.

    A guitar virtuoso and vocal sensation for over five decades, George Benson has dominated the Billboard charts in a variety of styles and genres that has never been matched. Over the span of his illustrious career, George Benson has sold millions of records, performed for hundreds of millions of fans, and cut some of the most beloved jazz and soul tunes in music history.

    But the guitarist/vocalist is much more than “This Masquerade,” “On Broadway,” “Turn Your Love Around,” and “Give Me the Night.” Benson is a flat-out inspiration, a multi-talented artist who survived an impoverished childhood and molded himself into the first true—and truly successful—jazz/soul crossover artist. Adored by fans and musicians alike, don’t miss your opportunity to experience the energetic and ever-charming George Benson.

    “George Benson is ...   [Read More]



    On Sunday, April 15, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will proudly present pop music legends The Beach Boys live in concert. Tickets for The Beach Boys go on sale this Friday, February 9 at 10 a.m.

    You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

    The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston, joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson, on vocals/bass, when he retired from touring. Highly regarded in his field, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists. Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys pla...   [Read More]

    The Newest Indoor Water Park Resort In Georgia Is Opening May 31

    The Great Wolf Lodge,  Georgia’s first indoor waterpark is opening in Lagrange on May 31st. Great Wolf will have 457 guest suites with 500,000 square feet of entertainment space with a 100,00 square foot indoor water park which is a comfortable 84 degrees the whole year round. Other family activities include a rope course, mini-golf course, bowling, arcade, rock wall, story time, an interactive magical game, and more.

    Consider Great Wolf Lodge resort in Georgia to experience true family fun. Located right outside Atlanta, Great Wolf Lodge provides the ultimate water park experience, rain or shine, for your pack at our indoor water park resort. With games, attractions, and activities throughout the resort, there are tons of fun things to do keeping your kids busy for hours – and even better – it’s all under one roof. They also offer suite options, on-site dining and shopping outlets, and a kid’s spa.

    If you book your vacation by March 23rd, you will enjoy family-fun activities, water park thrills and memories that you'll keep for a lifetime! Stay at the newest indoor water park resort in Georgia and receive up to 30% off the best available rate. For more details or to book go to or ...   [Read More]


    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly welcomes Country music Entertainer of the Year, Grammy award winner and Country music Hall of Famer Hank Williams Jr. to the stage on Friday, April 6, 2018. Tickets for Hank Williams Jr. go on sale this Friday, February 2 at 10 a.m.

    Hank Williams Jr.’s extremely impressive resume has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, six platinum albums, 20 gold albums, 13 Number 1 albums and 10 Number 1 singles. Marking 52 years since his first album in 1964, Hank Jr. released It’s About Time (Nash Icon Records) in 2016. In addition to the history-making “Are You Ready for the Country,” the project included new tunes such as “Dress like an Icon,” “Just Call Me Hank,” “It’s About Time,” and “The Party’s On” as well as re-recorded versions of classics “Mental Revenge” and “Born to Boogie” with Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Brad Paisley on guitar. It’s About Time is Hank’s 37th album in his five decade career.

    Hank Williams Jr. continues to add accolades to an extremely impressive resume, which includes ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Year and BMI Icon in addition to winning...   [Read More]

  • Articles - Community

    Disney Announces Opening Date For ‘Toy Story Land’ At Disney World


    Woody, Buzz, Jessie and their friends will come to life at Walt Disney World in Florida this summer. The upcoming Toy Story Land will officially open to guests on June 30.

    The upcoming 11-acre land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will include two new attractions and a new entrance to the existing Toy Story Mania attraction.

    Guests visiting Toy Story Land will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun with Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Andy and other beloved toys in Andy’s backyard. You can also take a ride on the Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit and topped off with Slinky and Jessie.

    Guests can also take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set that Andy won from Pizza Planet. Here, adorable little green aliens swirl about in their flying saucers with guests in tow in their rocket ship toys, while “The Claw” hangs overhead.

    Toy Story Land is an important addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios as they look to add guest capacity ahead of the much-anticipated Star Wars Land opening in 2019.

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    Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park Is Open Again On Weekends

    Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park is open again on the weekends. The park offers a full range of facilities and a beautiful beach for sunbathing, swimming, and searching for sharks' teeth.

    The beach is located on the southern end of Ponte Vedra Beach and just north of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve. It also has a handicapped-accessible dune walkover from the parking area to the beach.

    The Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park, including the parking lot, beach access and all related facilities, has experienced intermittent closures beginning the week of Dec. 4 through spring 2018 while the site is utilized as a staging area for beach restoration associated with Hurricane Irma.

    Visitors are encouraged to exercise caution during this time as heavy equipment will be present on the beach until restoration efforts are complete. To find information on other St. Johns County beach access points, please visit For more information, please call 904.209.0322.

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    Global Diamonds Designer Trunk Show Is This Friday & Saturday

    Global Diamonds invites you to visit their showroom this Friday and Saturday, February 9 & 10 for their Valentine’s Designer Showcase. This year, they’ve curated an exclusive collection of bridal and fashion jewelry from Fana as well as well as other popular designers in the industry!

    The event is free to attend and open to the public! In addition, Global Diamonds will be offering special in store financing like 0% APR for 5 Years* and sweet treats for attendees. Make plans to attend and pick out something special for someone you love this Valentine's Day

    For more info, visit

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    Kanine Social Coming To Jacksonville

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Attention dogs and fellow owners!!! Do you wish you could just hang out while your pups play for a while? Well, one Jacksonville startup company is allowing customers to do just that!

    The city’s first ever dog park/coffee and beer bar will open in the spring allowing pet owners to drop off their furry friends and then relax by the beer and coffee bar.

    At Kanine Social, you can stop by the bar which will serve 25 local and regional craft beers on tap plus coffee and wine for you to savor. They will also offer doggie valets, coffee to go, and growler and crawler fills after a long day at the office.

    Kanine Social offers a wide-range of daycare options as well as a private indoor/outdoor dog park at their location, 580 College Street.

    Annual Memberships for Kanine Social are going on sale Monday, February 5 with a limited amount priced at just $200! 

    Benefits will include 

    10 free self bath passes, a $100 value Exclusive only invite events for members Members can enjoy 10% discounts on multiple services, including: daycare packages, beer and coffee, as well as rental discounts for private parties Members are granted unlimited access to...   [Read More]

    A Dead 30-Foot-Long Humpback Whale Washes Up On Fernandina Beach

    A dead 30 foot long humpback whale that washed onto Fernandina Beach early Sunday is the latest in an alarming increase in fatalities for the federally endangered mammal. The whale showed signs of scavenging by sharks, FWC officials said, which are natural predators to humpback whales.

    Marine and wildlife crews are trying determine why the humpback whale died. Before the whale was buried under the sand on Monday, samples were collected so that a necropsy, which is similar to an autopsy, can be performed to determine the cause of death.

    It could take months or even years, for the whale's body to completely decompose under the sand, but Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said there are no health or safety risks for people who want to come out to the beach. 

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission states that anyone who sees a beached whale or dolphin is asked to immediately call FWC or 1-877-WHALE-HELP. People may do more harm than good if they try to push it back into the water on their own.

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  • 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!

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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   “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.”

    Festival Productions, Inc.–New Orleans (FPI-NO) and S...   [Read More]

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