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    Loop Pizza Grill's Avondale Location is Open Again




    After more than a year of waiting, fans of The Loop Pizza Grill can rejoice—the company's ultra-popular Avondale location is open again.

    The restaurant occupies 3,100 square feet at Sadler Point Marine Center, 4619 Roosevelt Blvd. It provides seating for 96 guests inside.  The Loop is the first tenant of the multi-use space, which sits on a working waterfront. For many years, the building housed the marine supply business Pier 17 Marine.

    Loop Co-Founder and President Mike Schneider said the opening marks a happy day for The Loop and its fans."We have been flooded with calls, emails and social media messages almost since the day we had to close the doors on our previous Avondale location," he says. "This restaurant is a beloved part of the neighborhood, and we're thrilled to be back."

    The Loop Pizza Grill will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

     

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    FOUR JAGUARS PLAYERS SELECTED TO THE 2018 PRO BOWL




     

    Four players from the Jacksonville Jaguars have been selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl.

    The Jaguars’ four Pro Bowl selections are their most in a season since 1999 (seven players selected) and their four defensive players selected to the Pro Bowl are the most in a season in franchise history. Over the last two seasons, the Jaguars have added four Pro Bowl players to their roster, three via free agency (DT Malik Jackson in 2016, DE Calais Campbell and CB A.J. Bouye in 2017) and one via the draft (CB Jalen Ramsey in the first round of 2016). Bouye and Ramsey are the first Jaguars duo to make the Pro Bowl at the same position in the same year since DT John Henderson and DT Marcus Stroud were selected in 2004.

    Tenth-year DE Calais Campbell has been selected to his third Pro Bowl (2014, 2015, 2017). Campbell, who currently owns the Jaguars single-season franchise record with a career-high and AFC-leading 14.5 sacks, was signed as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2017. Campbell finished second in the NFL in Pro Bowl fan voting for defensive ends. Campbell joins Tony Brackens (1999) as the only defensive ends to be named to the Pro Bowl in franchise history

    Sixth-year DT Malik Jackson has been selected to his first ...   [Read More]




    MOD Pizza Is Opening In Jacksonville December 19th




    Seattle-based MOD Pizza is coming to Jacksonville with a location at Bartram Village. Mod Pizza will officially open next Tuesday, December 19 at noon. The 2,284-square-foot restaurant will open at 12547 Bartram Park Blvd, Suite 201.

    MOD Pizza has more than 200 locations in 20 states and five restaurants in the United Kingdom. The franchisee opening the Jacksonville store is Fort Lauderdale-based Food for Thought South LLC.

    MOD says its gas-fired ovens cook at 800 degrees, so it only takes a few minutes to cook a pizza, depending on the number of toppings. The menu includes pizzas, salads and drinks

    MOD Pizza, a pioneer of the fast casual pizza segment, was founded in Seattle in 2008 by entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD's individual artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads, using fresh-pressed dough, signature sauces and over 30 toppings, for one price. At the core of MOD is a purpose-led culture that is committed to being a force for good in communities throughout the U.S. and abroad, creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work.

    The Grand Opening will offer:

    -- FREE pizza or salad for first 52 customers!

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    The First Coast Nutcracker, With The Jacksonville Symphony, Is This Weekend




    FRIDAY- SUNDAY is the Jacksonville Symphony's First Coast Nutcracker at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Jacksonville! Don't miss one of Jacksonville's Best Christmas Traditions!

    Presented by Vystar Credit Union, the First Coast Nutcracker Ballet has been a tradition in North Florida for over 40 years. Experience Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet with the area’s only live orchestra performance.

    The holiday classic, under the direction of choreographer and artistic director Rhonda Stampalia, is performed to live music. Deanna Tham, assistant conductor and JSYO principal conductor will be the conductor.

     

    Get your tickets before they sell out by visiting: bit.ly/2017FirstCoastNutcracker

    December 15 - 17, 2017

    Hours: 12/15 - 8:00pm; 12/16 - 2:00pm & 8:00pm; 12/17 - 2:00pm

    Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank

    Times-Union Center, Moran Theater - 300 Water St., Jacksonville, FL, 32202

     

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    The Texas Roadhouse Is Opening In The St. Johns Town Center Area On December 11




    The Texas Roadhouse, a lively chain steakhouse serving American fare with a Southwestern spin amid Texas-themed décor will be opening in the St. Johns Town Center area on Monday,Dec. 11. The restaurant is at 4578 Tropea Way in the Town Center Promenade.

    Texas Roadhouse is a full service, casual dining restaurant chain. They offer an assortment of specially seasoned and aged steaks hand-cut daily on the premises and cooked to order over open gas-fired grills. In addition to steaks, they also offer their guests a selection of ribs, fish, seafood, chicken, pork chops, pulled pork, vegetable plates, and an assortment of hamburgers, salads and sandwiches.

    The majority of the entrees include two made-from-scratch side items, and they offer all guests a free unlimited supply of in-shell peanuts and made-from-scratch yeast rolls. Today, the Company operates over 525 restaurants system-wide in 49 states and 6 foreign countries.

    The restaurant is scheduled to operate from 4pm to 10pm Monday thru Thursday, 4pm to 11pm on Fridays, 11am to 11pm on Saturday and 11am to 10pm on Sunday.

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  • Articles - Sports

    Jaguars sign first-round draft pick Blake Bortles




    The Jacksonville Jaguars signed 2014 first-round draft pick Blake Bortles to a contract, the club announced this morning.  Bortles was the third overall pick in the draft and is the seventh of the club’s nine draft picks to sign a contract.

    Bortles was the third quarterback the Jaguars have drafted in the first round, and the sixth overall and highest drafted in franchise history.  The former Central Florida quarterback was the highest drafted player in school history.

    “We are excited to get Blake under contract as we finish up minicamp,” Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said.  “Blake has progressed really well this offseason and has brought a great attitude to work each day.  He is highly competitive and very passionate about football.  He knows where he needs to get better and is willing to do the work.  He’s a down to earth guy, a blue collar guy and he just wants to be the best he can be.”

    “It’s nice to get the contract done as we head into the final part of minicamp and prepare for training camp,” Bortles said.  “I can’t thank Shad Khan, David Caldwell and Gus Bradley enough for the opportunity they have presented me...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Will Hold Football Practice at Bartram Trail High School




    JACKSONVILLE – (via jaguars.com) The Jaguars are taking training camp back to school – and into the community.

    And they’re doing it this summer in about as significant a fashion as an NFL team can do it, moving a training camp practice to a local high school.

    The Jaguars will hold one 2014 training camp practice – Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. – at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County, Jaguars President Mark Lamping and General Manager David Caldwell announced Wednesday morning.

    The practice will be free and open to the public.

    “It’s just another sign that the Jaguars want to be fully integrated into the community,” Lamping said Wednesday after the announcement, which took place at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields shortly before the Jaguars’ second practice of 2014 organized team activities.

    “Sometimes, you need to take the show on the road.”

    St. Johns County Superintendent of Schools Joseph Joyner said the practice will be a huge event for the county. The NFL rebuilt Bartram Trail’s field as part of preparations for the Super Bowl at EverBank Field in February 2005.

    “There will be a big crowd,” he sa...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Get High Marks on Draft Picks




    JACKSONVILLE – The grades are pretty much done.

    And for the most part, the Jaguars’ draft has received an overwhelmingly positive response from those who grade such things.

    Mel Kiper, Jr., of ESPN. Pete Prisco of CBS Sports

    Rob Rang of CBSSports.com and NFLDraftScout.com. Bryan Fischer of NFL.com.

    Evan Silva of Rotoworld. Sports Illustrated. Peter Schrager of Fox Sports.

    All weighed in on the 2014 NFL Draft in recent days, and as it turned out, the Jaguars’ draft carried quite a bit of weight with all of the aforementioned analysts, who one by one ranked the Jaguars’ effort over the three-day draft among the best in the league.

    Kiper, one of the most highly-recognized draft analysts, liked the Jaguars adding wide receiversMarqise Lee and Allen Robinson in Round 2, and gave the Jaguars an “A.” Chris Burke and Doug Farrar of SI.com called getting Lee and Robinson in Round 2 “remarkable,” and gave the Jaguars’ overall draft an “A-.”

    While some analysts were disagreed over the selection of quarterback Blake Bortles of Central Florida at No. 3 overall, Prisco loved the selection and...   [Read More]




    FSU QB Jameis Winston cited for shoplifting lobster and crawfish from Publix




    Heisman trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston was cited for shoplifting $32.72 worth of seafood at a Publix grocery store in Tallahassee, Fla., on Tuesday night, Leon County Director of Law Enforcement Michael Wood said in a news conference Wednesday.

    He left with crab legs and crawfish. Before leaving the Publix, he put back the butter he had in his cart but left with the other items. We aren't sure what he was thinking but he is back in the spotlight with now indisputable video evidence. 

    Wood said Winston left the supermarket at 800 Ocala Road without paying for crab legs and crawfish shortly before 9 p.m., and when police arrived at his residence after midnight Winston said he "forgot" to pay upon being interviewed.

    "He was very cooperative and he seemed fairly honest in that he did not pay for the item," Wood said.

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    2016 Curling Championships Coming To Jacksonville




    Jacksonville has been selected as the site for the 2016 USA Curling National Championships.  This will be the first time that a curling national championship will take place in the Sunshine State. The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will serve as the venue for the event, which will be staged Feb. 6-13, 2016. 

    “We extend a warm welcome to a cool sport,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Jacksonville has become a premier venue and destination for a wide range of major sporting events, and we’re honored to have the 2016 Curling National Championships in our city. We look forward to hosting America’s top curling teams, as well as their fans from far and wide.” The weeklong national championships feature the top 20 men’s and women’s teams competing for the chance to represent the U.S. at the 2016 world championships. 

    “This decision was made based upon a very strong bid from the various partners in Jacksonville, as well as many, many meetings between USA Curling and Jacksonville that have convinced all of us that this is a good move for many reasons,” said Rick Patzke, USA Curling chief operating officer. “In the past year, curling has landed on island ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Councilman Reggie Brown Is Trying To Get Rid Of Food Trucks Forever!




    Jacksonville Fl - Food trucks have become one of the most popular types of restaurants to hit the streets of Jacksonville over the past few years. Despite the views of the citizens and tax payers, City Councilman Reggie Brown is moving forward on an attempt to legislate food trucks out of existence in Jacksonville.​

    This Wednesday at 3pm, Councilman Reggie Brown will hold a public meeting regarding a draft ordinance that will severely limit the ability of food truck operators to conduct business in Jacksonville.

    Beside food trucks being a huge economic driver for the downtown district, they have helped bring more foot traffic to places that don't even offer food or drinks. We were under the understanding that the city was trying to get more people to visit downtown Jacksonville... It doesn't sound like it by these actions. 

    ​Sign the petition below to prevent this new ordinance from going in to order below:

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    TACO BELL IS ROLLING OUT BREAKFAST NATIONALLY ON MARCH 27




    IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 – The wait is almost over. Taco Bell® Breakfast, which will offer the highly anticipated and revolutionary Waffle Taco, the all-in-one A.M. Crunchwrap™, and the already loved Cinnabon® Delights™, will be available in restaurants nationwide starting March 27, 2014 from 7am to 11am, or earlier.

    After breaking through and successfully introducing a variety of platforms and products – including FourthMeal®, Doritos® Locos Tacos and Cantina Bell® – Taco Bell is launching the brand’s largest, most extensive menu since it first opened its doors more than 50 years ago. Taco Bell Breakfast comes as a change to the traditional quick service restaurant (QSR) breakfast routine, bringing the brand’s distinctive approach to a crowded breakfast sandwich market. Taco Bell will not just deliver but will bring a little más to morning time, offering consumers a break from the usual.

    “Fans already like to come to Taco Bell for lunch and dinner, and they share with us their love of late night. Now they’re not just asking, but telling us they want Taco Bell Breakfast,” said Taco Bell President, Brian Niccol. “To give customers the great-...   [Read More]




    New Brewery Coming To Jacksonville Beach




    Jacksonville Beach Fl - Rumors are correct, there is a new brewery coming to Jacksonville Beach.

    Zeta Restaurant and bar will start brewing this spring. The restaurant, known for their delicious food and affordable weekend brunch is taking it to a new level. Zeta recently hired Chris Prevatt, who will be the head brewer. The restaurant has invested in a seven-barrel system and has filed permitting. 

    Zeta is hoping to have beer brewing by the end or March or mid April. Prevatt has been planning the new breweries ales and is hoping to have a India pale ale, rye pale, chocolate coffee stout and honey brown at launch. Prevatt plans on having 6 main lagers and a few seasonal ones after things get kicked off.

    Prevatt is a experienced home brewer who attended Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, the best-known brewing school in the country. 

     

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    Flavor Run Coming To Jacksonville




    Jacksonville Fl - The Flavor Run is coming to Nocatee on April 5th 2014. The Flavor Run supports local charities and local businesses through creating a unique fun run engaging all of your senses; taste, smell, touch, hearing, and sight. During this family friendly 5k, there will be Flavor Stations that will cover you in fruit flavored (FDA Approved/All Natural Corn Starch) celebration color powder followed by a refreshing taste of delicious fruits.

    The Flavor Run is meant for all levels and ages of runners. This 5K promotes a fun, family, community event where participants are coated from head to toe in different colored, fruit flavored, celebration powder at each mile. These FDA approved, all natural flavors, including banana, orange, grape, strawberry, watermelon, and blueberry will be spread throughout the run at aptly named "flavor stations" where runners will be covered with the powder as they run by.

    YES. We said "fruit flavored" - Blueberry, strawberry, orange, banana, watermelon, and grape! Plus we have an awesome Post-Run Flavor Zone includes everything from fruit, vendors, live entertainment, and children's activities.

    Sign up today for this fun, unique 5k experience. Our Flavor Team's Mi...   [Read More]




    Healthy Soup Options During the Cold and Flu Season




    The variations of soups are endless given the number of different proteins, grains and vegetables one could choose. Soup is oh so nourishing and it provides hydration, electrolytes, and energy for your body. A warm cup of soup is often the go-to food of choice if you unfortunately fall ill during cold and flu season. But are all soups healthy?

    Though comforting, soup typically has a high sodium content. One Cup of canned soup often has anywhere from 480 to 890 milligrams of sodium; this can reach up to 38% of the recommended maximum daily allowance of 2300 milligrams.

    If cream is used as the foundation for soup, such as in a bisque or chowder, the fat content may rise above 10 grams per cup; that’s 90 calories from fat! So how does one justify enjoying this simple dish while still meeting healthy standards?

    One option is to cook from scratch; by doing this you can replace the salt with herbs and spices. The outcome can be successful if you are comfortable in the kitchen or following a great recipe. Unfortunately for me, I tried this myself and results were inconsistent; sometimes very flavorful and other times my soup was quite watery. Another alternative for healthy people without kidney issues is to use a potassium based salt su...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 7: Oktoberfest @ Art Walk Oct. 8: Surrealist Cinema: Illusion in Film Oct. 9: Jacksonville Symphony: Holst’s The Planets Oct. 10: Vagabond Flea Market Oct. 11: MOSH: Silent Sundays        

    Family Fun

    Oct. 9: Pictures in the Park: LEGO Movie Oct. 9-11: The Artist Series: Beauty and the Beast Oct. 11: Yappy Hour Howl-o-Ween Bash

     

     

    Live Music + Nightlife

    Oct. 7: Art Walk After Dark Oct. 8: The Elbow Social Oct. 9: Lavell Crawford Oct. 10: Monica & Shawty – Shawty Oct. 11: Music @ Main

     

    Sports + Fitness

    Oct. 9: Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Oct. 10: The Great Candy Run 5K and Family Fun Run Oct. 10: Out of the Darkness Walk

     

     

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 10: Cars and Coffee Oct. 10: MOB Fest: Marketing Our Businesses Festival Oct. 11: Jacksonville National College Fair

     

     

     

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    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Family Fun Oct. 2: Pictures in the Park: Big Hero 6 Oct. 3: Riverside Arts Market: Filipino Pride Day Oct. 3: Censored! Voices of the Banned – A Readers Theater Production Oct. 3: 4th Annual Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship

      Live Music + Nightlife Oct. 1: The Elbow Social Oct. 1: That Bold City Party @ EverBank Fields Pool Decks Oct. 1: Blues, Brews, and BBQ Oct. 2: Friday Night Live Finale Oct. 3: Booker T. Jones Oct. 3: Riverside Fine Arts Presents: Red Baraat

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 1-4: Home and Patio Show Oct. 1: That Bold City Party @ EverBank Fields Pool Decks Oct. 2: Jacksonville Symphony: Beethoven and More Oct. 2-3: Free Community Concerts Oct. 3: Happy Halloween Sugar Skull Paint Party

     

    Sports + Fitness

    Oct. 3: Marine Corps Half Marathon & Freedom 5K Oct. 3: Jacksonville Armada vs. Indy Eleven

     

     

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 4: JAX READS! Book Signing with Jacqueline Woodson Oct. 5: Florida Forum Speaker...   [Read More]




    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Family Fun Oct. 2: Pictures in the Park: Big Hero 6 Oct. 3: Riverside Arts Market: Filipino Pride Day Oct. 3: Censored! Voices of the Banned – A Readers Theater Production Oct. 3: 4th Annual Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship

      Live Music + Nightlife Oct. 1: The Elbow Social Oct. 1: That Bold City Party @ EverBank Fields Pool Decks Oct. 1: Blues, Brews, and BBQ Oct. 2: Friday Night Live Finale Oct. 3: Booker T. Jones Oct. 3: Riverside Fine Arts Presents: Red Baraat

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 1-4: Home and Patio Show Oct. 1: That Bold City Party @ EverBank Fields Pool Decks Oct. 2: Jacksonville Symphony: Beethoven and More Oct. 2-3: Free Community Concerts Oct. 3: Happy Halloween Sugar Skull Paint Party

     

    Sports + Fitness

    Oct. 3: Marine Corps Half Marathon & Freedom 5K Oct. 3: Jacksonville Armada vs. Indy Eleven

     

     

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 4: JAX READS! Book Signing with Jacqueline Woodson Oct. 5: Florida Forum Speaker Series – Ehud Barak

     ...   [Read More]




    Oktoberfest Coming to Anheuser- Busch Brewery on September 12,2015




    Anheuser- Busch is bringing an authentic German Oktoberfest to the Jacksonville Brewery on Saturday, September 12th. The event will begin at noon and go until 6pm at the brewery located at 111 Busch Drive on the northside of Jacksonville off I-95.     The Oktoberfest will begin with a ceremonial tapping of the first keg by a brewmaster and local Jacksonville dignitaries. Once the keg is tapped, guest 21 and over will have the opportunity to participate in a ceremonial toast. In Germany, the mayor of Munich taps the ceremonial first keg of Spaten each year and announces "O'zapft is!" or "It is tapped!"   Following the toast, visitors are invited to enjoy a variety of German-style beers, such as Spaten, Franziskaner and other seasonal favorites. There will also be traditional German fare such as Bratwurst, Bravarian pretzels and Gingerbread cookies. There will also be traditional German games along with entertainment and music.     Adult Tickets are $30* for guests 21+. Besides admission to the event and a chance to enjoy all the entertainment and festivities, each ticket includes: Commemorative Oktoberfest Stein 2 Beers 1 Food Item Additional food, beer and sof...   [Read More]




    A Night Well Spent @ Painting with a Twist




    Finding something fun to do in Jacksonville isn’t a very hard task, and finding somewhere to have a good drink is an even easier one. After some exploring the area, I stumbled upon Painting with a Twist in San Marco, an eclectic little painting studio that offers painting lessons with the perks of enjoying an adult beverage at the same time. The studio has a welcoming family feel as it is owned and operated by brother-sister duo and Jacksonville natives, Geri and Josh Bernard. From birthday parties, Bachelorette celebrations, or simply because you have a night off they provide the paint and you have all the fun!

    Classes for every skill level are offered every week, and also open for private party bookings if you are looking to have a special gathering. Sizes of classes vary from a ten person private party to going on forty to make for a packed house. The best part about Painting with a Twist is that no experience is necessary, every painting is taught step-by-step by an instructor on stage going at your pace. The team motto is even “Fun art, not fine art” as they want you and your crew to have fun while creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art to take home at the end of the night.

    In my class, we were p...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    List Of Downtown Jacksonville Tours You Must Checkout




    Sometimes the best way to discover Downtown Jacksonville is with a little help from organizations that know it through and through. With these guided tours of Downtown, you’ll be sure to find old historic haunts and unearth some Downtown gems you didn’t know were there.

     

    Top to Bottom Walking Tour (904-827-1845) Let Downtown expert Gary Sass be your guide, and hear the stories of the River City from the Great Fire to the First Hollywood. You’ll gaze across the city on a rooftop and explore the secret underground tunnels beneath Downtown. Cost is $20 per person, with seasonal discounts also available. Tours run every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tour attendees meet at the Jacksonville Landing escalators.

    "River City Haunts" Walking Ghost Tour (904-827-1845)

    Guided by lantern light, let "local ghosts" take you on a tour through streets, alleyways and haunted buildings throughout Downtown. You'll get to explore the city, while also learning about the horrific histories that took place here. Cost is $20 per person, with seasonal discounts also available. Tours run every Friday from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tour attendees meet at the Jacksonville Landing escalators. 

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    Workout In Downtown Jacksonville




    Need a change of scenery for your routine workout? Part three of our Downtown Itinerary series shows you how Downtown offers plenty of options indoors and outdoors to burn a few calories while enjoying Downtown’s scenery.

    Source: Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union

    Run or walk along the Riverwalk

    There’s a built-in running track Downtown, and it’s called the Jacksonville Riverwalk. This scenic pedestrian pathway is a great place for short or long-distance running. Plus, chances are you’ll see other fitness friends along the way, especially in the busy late afternoon/early evening time-frame.

    Whether you’re looking for a shorter route or testing your endurance on a longer run, Downtown provides great paths to get in that exercise. Running the bridges is a popular Downtown exercise routine with its beautiful skyline views. With the new and improved Southbank Riverwalk, you’ll enjoy every scenic second of your workout. MapMyRun is also a great source for Downtown run routes – it offers a database of more than a dozen Downtown routes mapped by locals.

     

    Lifting weights, classes and more at Downtown gyms Need a place to pump iron or practice yoga in air...   [Read More]




    An Elite Force of Military Veterans From Jacksonville Planing To Take On ISIS




    An elite force of military Veterans comprised of ex marines, rangers, seals, and scout snipers are taking the fight against ISIS into their own hands. The group, Veterans against ISIS, led by Veteran Sean Rowe who lives in Jacksonville fl are asking for your help. As of now, Sean has comprised a team of military Veterans from Jacksonville and surrounding areas that will ship out to the Middle East to protect civilians abroad suffering at the hands of Islamic extremists.

    Determined to save lives abroad, Rowe told Fox News that there is no denying that innocent civilians in Iraq and Syria need help in the face of such pervasive extremism. "I'm a well-trained veteran with the best military in the world," he said, "and there's nothing more important than helping these innocent women and children being slaughtered over there."

    Rowe mentioned that the biggest challenge he and his team currently face is a lack of resources. "We have most of what we need right now," he said, "but we are seeking to raise support because we can't take a lot of stuff with us." Unless they can garner further financial support, the group will be relying on locals for food, weaponry, and medical suppl...   [Read More]




    Memorial Day Bash at the Towncenter




    Coming up on May 22nd from 9pm-2am at Blackfinn and in the surrounding parking lot at the St Johns Towncenter, there will be a huge Memorial Day Freedom Bash. Blackfinn Ameripub teamed up with Combat2College, Inc., Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Veterans United Craft Brewery, 904 Happy Hour, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine and more to bring you this All American Event!

    Enjoy great food, drinks, friends and live music to help raise money for local veteran and military non profits! With a voluntary $5 donation you will receive a complimentary cocktail and raffle ticket. Part of the proceeds from their specialty Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine drink menu and Scout Dog 44 will also be donated to these great organizations.

    Combat 2 College is an organization who provides a bridge that connects veterans, service members, and their family members to resources in order to facilitate their success in post-secondary or higher education. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation provides college scholarships and long term educational counseling to children of fallen patriots. This organization honors the lives of those who have sacrificed themselves for our country, ensuring the success of the ones they love.

    ...   [Read More]




    Sneak Peak Of Vision For Shipyards Development Presented By Shad Khan




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 17, 2015 – The eagerly anticipated vision to transform the Shipyards riverfront downtown property into a vibrant entertainment and leisure district was presented today by Jaguars owner Shad Khan and team president Mark Lamping on behalf of Iguana Investments, a new development entity created by Khan specifically for the Shipyards project.

    The vision was presented at the Jaguars’ annual state of the franchise event, where updates involving the Jaguars were shared with City leaders and news media in attendance, and online with the public via live streaming.

    The property, which encompasses approximately 48 acres of City-owned property on the north bank of the St. Johns River, is central to Khan’s long-stated vision to bring new life and positive economic impact to Jacksonville’s urban core. By creating a year-round destination that bridges EverBank Field and the Sports Complex to Downtown Jacksonville, Khan said the Shipyards project – should it become reality – promises to serve the entire region for generations to come.

    “The Shipyards would give Downtown Jacksonville the kind of iconic identity that many downtown districts in the United States enjoy an...   [Read More]



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