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    Studio 54 JAX, A Nightclub and Benefit Concert For The Nonprofit Florida Theatre




    For ONE NIGHT ONLY, experience Studio 54 JAX, A Nightclub and Benefit Concert for the nonprofit Florida Theatre.

    Join us for an exclusive night celebrating the glamour of the infamous private parties at the Studio 54 nightclub in New York City. In a transformed Florida Theatre, enjoy a table for four with enjoy endless cocktails and a plated dinner. Or, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and endless cocktails in the mezzanine, with swanky balcony seating for a benefit concert featuring guest artists performing the music of Elton John, Donna Summer and Barry Manilow. To complete the evening, dance on the historic Florida Theatre stage, which with live dance music by the Boogie Freaks, becomes the iconic discotheque, Studio 54.

    Table seating Begins at six o’clock in the evening for cocktails, followed by dinner.

    Individual tickets Enter at seven o’clock for heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a private disco.

    A benefit concert featuring surprise guests performing the music of Elton John, Donna Summer and Barry Manilow begins at eight o’clock.

    Dance floor opens at nine o’clock.

    When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Where: At the Historic Fl...   [Read More]




    2018 Best New Country Artist Luke Combs Plays Military Appreciation Day Tuesday




    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 f...   [Read More]




    THE PLAYERS Championship Returns May 8-13




    The PLAYERS Championship returns May 8th and annually combines the best field in golf playing The PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. The week schedule of events is listed below.

    Monday, May 7

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Course closed to the public

    Tuesday, May 8: Military Appreciation Day

    · Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Charity of the Day: Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation

    · Military Appreciation Ceremony and Luke Combs Concert on Hole 17 at 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 9

    · Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Charity of the Day: Junior Achievement of North Florida

    Thursday, May 10

    · Entrances open at 6:30 a.m.

    · First round of competition begins at approximately 7:30 a.m. (threesomes off of No. 1 and No.10)

    · Charity of the Day: Wolfson Children’s Hospital

    Friday, May 11

    · Entrances open at 6:30 a.m.

    · Second round of competition begins...   [Read More]




    LITTLE BIG TOWN AND THEIR “THE BREAKERS TOUR” IS MAY 4TH




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents Grammy award-winning County music vocal group Little Big Town and their “The Breakers Tour” featuring Kacey Musgraves and Midland live in concert on Friday, May 4, 2018. Tickets for Little Big Town with special guests Kacey Musgraves and Midland will go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m.

    After launching a historic sold-out year-long residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, Grammy Awardwinning vocal group Little Big Town announced they will bring their critically-acclaimed harmonies to arenas and amphitheaters nationwide starting Spring 2018 with “The Breakers Tour.” The highly-anticipated multi-city run begins February 8 in Oklahoma City and will visit 26 markets, including St. Augustine, Florida’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 4.

    Little Big Town’s landmark year to date includes the release of their chart-topping album The Breaker (released February 24, 2017) which debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard 200 All Genre chart-as well as the group’s fifth ACM Award win as Vocal Group of the Year. Additionally, the Multi-Platinum selling Country group was recently inducted into th...   [Read More]




    WORLD FAMOUS BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES AT ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY




    The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first-ever appearance on April 7, 1933. A gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition, the presentation of the original two six-horse hitches of champion Clydesdales moved father, sons and drivers to tears. The phrase “crying in your beer” was officially coined shortly thereafter.

    More than 300 years ago, this imposing breed was first developed for farm work in the region of Clydesdale, Scotland. They are most easily recognized for their substantial feather — the long hairs of the lower leg that cover the hooves. Despite a dressy appearance, they are capable of pulling a 1-ton load at 5 MPH.

    No strangers to television broadcasts and parades, the Budweiser Clydesdales have figured prominently in two Presidential inaugurations. They appeared in Missouri native Harry Truman’s inaugural parade in 1949, and then again for Bill Clinton’s in 1993.

    In 1950, the Budweiser Clydesdales received their very own mascot: the Dalmatian. Traditionally used to guide horse-drawn fire carts, this spotted dog serves as friend and companion to the team, sitting aside the driver.

     

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  • Articles - Sports

    Freedom Boat Club Will Open Fourth Northeast Florida Location




    Freedom Boat Club is opening another area location at Beach Marine, 2315 Beach Boulevard, in Jacksonville Beach. Their other locations in the area are Palm Valley Outdoors, near Nocatee at 377 S. Roscoe Blvd, Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville and Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine as an option to members.

    When you join a fitness club, you don’t expect to see a constant stream of upgraded equipment. When you join a golf club, you don’t expect the course to be improved every year. Those are not realistic expectations. But members of the Freedom Boat Club know through experience that “new and improved” is not a marketing slogan or wishful thinking; it is a REALITY.

    Fifteen Freedom Boat Club boats will be available for members at Beach Marine.

    When you belong to the Freedom Boat Club, you not only leave the worries behind, you also don’t have to fret over aging facilities or deteriorating equipment.

    Freedom Boat Club was founded in Venice, FL. in 1987. It has more than 145 locations and 16,000 members. In Jacksonville, the fleet has grown from four to 80 boats in six years.

    The newest location is scheduled to open on April 12.

    ...   [Read More]




    Ex Jaguar Allen Hurns Agrees To Deal With Dallas Cowboys




     

    The Dallas Cowboys have obtained a new weapon for Dak Prescott. Two days after taking a free-agent visit to Dallas, wide receiver Allen Hurns has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cowboys. The deal is worth $12 million, according to multiple reports.

    An undrafted free agent out of Miami (Fla.) in 2014, Hurns spent his first four NFL seasons with the Jaguars. His best year came in 2015, when he caught 64 passes for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns.

    In his four seasons with the Jaguars, Hurns had 189 receptions for 2,669 yards and 21 TDs. He caught just 74 passes for 961 yards and five scores the past two years while dealing with a sports hernia in 2016 and a high ankle sprain in 2017.

    Injuries the past two seasons kept Hurns below 40 receptions and 500 yards each time, though he also played in an offense geared to run the ball and often hampered by quarterback Blake Bortles' inconsistency.

    In Dallas, Hurns will compete for snaps with Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams in a passing offense that ranked 26th in 2017.

    ...   [Read More]




    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]




    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:

     

    ...   [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 - Food

    European Street Cafe Reopens After Hurricane Irma Damage Repairs




    The European Street Café in San Marco that was damaged by Hurricane Irma floodwaters in September has undergone extensive restoration and is now reopened.

    The restaurant building was left standing in two feet of water. Most of the walls, counters, appliances, parts of the ceiling, and décor has been replaced. Renovations at the European Street Cafe at 1704 San Marco Blvd. cost about $650,000.

     The renovations, which took almost five months, left the cafe layout about the same but with a face-lifted decor in purple and yellow. Larger tables have been installed as well as new windows, ceilings, light fixtures, kitchen equipment and televisions.

    European Street Cafe, encompasses four restaurants throughout Jacksonville. The Riverside location opened in August 1992, San Marco in August 1996, Beach Blvd. in March 1999 and Jacksonville Beach in 2005.

    Many things have changed at European Street Cafe over the decades. The menu has expanded to include more than 100+ items—sandwiches, soup, salads and appetizers—with a variety of vegetarian and vegan options.

     

    ...   [Read More]




    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):

    ...   [Read More]




    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.

    ...   [Read More]




    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

    ...   [Read More]




    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]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Rockville, Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience Set For April 27 – 29 At Metropolitan Park




    The lineup of festival experiences has been announced for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL.

    Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience grows to three days in 2018 with Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol, Godsmack, Stone Sour, and Five Finger Death Punch leading an incredible talent lineup not seen at any other U.S. rock festival.

    Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets, VIP packages, as well as hotel and camping options are selling fast, but limited quantities still remain on sale now at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.

    In addition to performances from top music artists, attendees at this year’s Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences, as well as sponsor activations.

    Grub Zone: Food and beverage options will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Patrons can enjoy some of Jacksonville’s local favorite restaurants, cuisine, and food trucks such as: Mojo’s BBQ, Pele’s Wood Fired Pizza, Indochine Thai Cuisine,...   [Read More]




    STYX AND DON FELDER ARE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE THIS FRIDAY




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents two juggernaut icons of classic rock, STYX and Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles), live in concert on Friday, April 13, 2018. Tickets for STYX and Don Felder go on sale this Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m.

    The six men comprising STYX (Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Todd Sucherman, Lawrence Gowan and Ricky Phillips) have committed to rocking the Paradise together with audiences far and wide by averaging over 100 shows a year every year since (yes) 1999, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. Founded in Chicago in 1972, STYX has the unique distinction of being the first band in rock history to have four consecutive certified multimillion-selling albums in a row: 1977’s The Grand Illusion, 1978’s Pieces of Eight, 1979’s Cornerstone and 1981’s Paradise Theatre.

    STYX draws from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a STYX set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the &...   [Read More]




    One Spark 2018 Is This Weekend




    One Spark 2018 is more than a festival—it’s a hub where all types of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities can come together and share ideas. This April 6-7, you’ll find new ways to experience this game-changing year at One Spark, as Daily’s Place will be transformed into a city of innovation.

    So what’s new: Spark* Zones and Idea Zones designed to inspire and entertain. Experience demonstrations, interactive learning, live voting, a state-of-the-art amphitheater and VIP lounges. All this along with live music, local food, craft beverages and local culture.

    This year, The Spark Exchange will allow attendees to vote in real time for their favorite creators, ultimately deciding the 2018 Creator of the Year—taking home cash prizes, startup packages and bragging rights. Select Creators will also be invited to participate in the Spark Tank competition, where they will compete for $25,000 in funding.

    Your ticket includes access to the Idea Fest which takes place between 12 pm–8 pm and One Spark After Dark, 6 pm–11 pm, featuring an exclusive after-hours experience with live music, food and drinks.

    For more details, check out our Instagram story or visit OneSpark.c...   [Read More]




    Tickets For "The Life Tour" Starring Grammy Award-Winning Legends Boy George and Culture Club, with Multi-Platinum Band The B-52s Go On Sale Friday




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is thrilled host the opening night of “The Life Tour” starring Grammy award-winning legends Boy George and Culture Club, with multi-platinum selling band The B-52s and special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey on Friday, June 29, 2018. Tickets for The Life Tour starring Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey go on sale this Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m.

    Grammy Award winning legends Boy George and Culture Club have revealed plans for a major 2018 U.S. headline tour with the multi- platinum selling band The B-52s. Announced today, “The Life Tour” starring Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s with special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey will visit 40+ cities across the U.S. kicking off June 29 in St. Augustine, FL. “We put together an amazing show that is going to be filled with hits and fabulous memories, we know it will be hands down this summer’s best night out,” said Boy George.

    About Boy George & Culture Club

    After more than two decades and 150 million singles & records sold globally, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are currently working on their first new music in 20 year...   [Read More]




    TICKETS FOR PARAMORE WITH FOSTER THE PEOPLE




    On Tuesday, June 12, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host electronic pop-punk band Paramore with guest Foster The People as their North American “After the Laughter Summer Tour (TOUR 5)” kicks off in St. Augustine, Florida. Tickets for Paramore with guest Foster The People will go on sale next Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m.

    Following their massively successful “Tour Two” last fall, GRAMMY Award-winning band Paramore today announced their 2018 North American “After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5).” Foster The People will join the summer amphitheater and arena tour kicking off June 12 in St. Augustine, FL at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and make stops across the U.S. and Canada including Toronto, Brooklyn, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles and more. The 26-city trek will wrap on July 24 in Morrison, CO at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

    Registration for Paramore’s fan presale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan will begin today through Sunday, March 11 at 10pm. Presale tickets for registered fans will go on sale beginning Wednesday, March 14 at 9am local time through Thursday, March 15 at 10pm local time, while limited supplies last.

    The tour is in celebration of their acclaimed fifth studi...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    The Clay County Fair Is Coming Up March 29 - April 7th




    The 2018 Clay County Fair is coming up March 29 - April 7th! FREE CONCERTS this year will include Russell Dickerson, Chris Janson, Dailey & Vincent, Jeremy Camp, High Valley, Chase Rice + more! The 2018 Clay County Fair Opening Ceremonies starts at 1:30pm March 29th. For more info, visit ClayCountyFair.org  

    Since 1987 the Clay County Agricultural Fair has provided Clay County and Northeast Florida with an event that's both fun and educational in a family atmosphere. In fact, the Fair vision says it all "A Family A*Fair".

    The Fair strives to be the showcase for Clay County's agricultural, educational, civic and commercial interest. It provides an opportunity for citizens to work and have fun together. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the fair. Their dedicated support of sharing time and talents is vital to the fair's success.

    After gate admission most exhibits and attractions are FREE. Eight Exhibit buildings are used for commercial, non-profit and competitive exhibits.

    Clay County citizens are encouraged to enter the competitive exhibits to show off their talents and even possibly win money and/or a ribbon. Complete details are listed on the Exhibitor's Handbook which is on ...   [Read More]




    32nd Annual Celebrity Chefs Fundraiser March 29th




    Every spring, hundreds of hungry folks converge on the Prime Osborn Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville, anxious to sample scrumptious recipes offered by Jacksonville area “celebrities.”

    On Thursday, March 29 from 10:30am – 1pm at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary will present the 32nd annual Celebrity Chefs fundraiser. This event features local celebrities dishing up tastes of their favorite recipes, as well as an extensive silent auction to raise money for the programs of The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida. Tickets are $30 in advance and include admission to the tasting and silent auction, as well as a cookbook containing the recipes featured at the tasting. Parking for this event is free.

    Diners stop for a nibble from each station, where a local “celebrity” is serving up a spoonful of their favorite recipe. The two-hour event includes a silent auction, which raises thousands of dollars each year for special projects. Always present at the auction are such items as artwork, collectibles, jewelry, dinners, spa treatments, sports memorabilia, weekend getaways, rounds of golf, designer accessories, and much more.

    The Auxiliary member...   [Read More]




    St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum Welcomes Back Captain Carl Fismer




    The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is pleased to welcome back Captain Carl “Fizz” Fismer – world renown maritime historian and treasure hunter for a special presentation in the museum Courtyard. Fizz will be making a special appearance at the Pirate Museum from 12 Noon –until 3 PM on Saturday March 31st.  A longtime friend of the museum, Carl Fismer holds a wealth of knowledge regarding the treasure hunting trade – and tales of his exploits in the industry.

    The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, located at 12 S. Castillo Drive in the heart of the Nation’s Oldest City – has been privileged to have some of the finest artisans and characters illuminate our courtyard; and we are pleased that our first event of the Spring season features one of the great sea voyagers of our time.

      Fismer indeed has a lifelong history of adventure, portions of which have been told in his books Man Overboard: Captain Fizz and the Treasure Bizz, and Uncharted Waters: The Life and Times of Captain Fizz - both of which will be available for signing at the presentation.  Fizz will speak about the Taj Mahal treasure as well as his dive tour experience with the Scubawize Company. The event will include...   [Read More]




    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]




    Paddle Pub Coming To Jacksonville




    Jacksonville FL. - A new activity in Jacksonville has arrived this month and just in time for Spring Break. Kraken CycleBoats announced that its pedal boat party tour is now in the River City area!

    The 'booze boat' lets passengers pedal at one of 10 stations set up around the bar on a boat while enjoying a frosty beverage. The company says the parties are perfect for brthdays, bachelorette and bachelor parties, and team building.

    Each two-hour boat tour will start at Friendship Park on the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. Weekday tours cost $35 per person and weekend tours cost $39 per person. Passengers buying individual tickets must be 21 or older.

    "Our CycleBoat will have you floating up and down the St. Johns River, allowing you to take in the incredible sights of downtown Jacksonville, as well as catch a glimpse of the dolphins that cruise the waterways!," the Kraken Cycle Boats website explains. 

    For more information, or to sign up, visit https://www.krakencycleboats.com.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    New Indoor Skydiving Facility May Be Opening In Jacksonville




    iFLY, a company who operates indoor skydiving facilities, is looking at the possibility of opening one of them in our area near the Town Center off I-295.

    iFLY is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving. They make the dream of flight a reality by giving their customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment.

    iFLY started in 1998 as SkyVenture, LLC. Once they had developed the technology to create a stable, wall-to-wall cushion of air in a flight chamber, they knew they could offer an incredibly realistic and safe indoor skydiving experience. They opened their first indoor skydiving facility in 1999. Between 1999 and 2005, they opened three more facilities. In 2005, they rebranded themselves iFLY, maintaining SkyVenture as their design and manufacturing company.

    They welcome flyers from 3 to 103. If you have reasonable health and fitness you can fly. iFly will do everything they can to help you fly because their goal is to deliver the dream of flight to everyone

    Today, iFLY has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, and the list continues to grow.

     

     

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    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]



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