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    GIVING BACK LOCAL PEOPLE SUPPORT LOCAL VETERANS WITH PATRIOTIC EVENT




    When Red, White & Brew Freedom Run organizers began planning for the launch of Florida’s largest freedom run earlier this year, they never dreamed how involved the community would become to assist local veteran’s charities. 

    Ultimate Racing, Inc., a race management company based in Saint Augustine, and 904 Happy Hour out of Jacksonville joined forces to bring a patriotic run to the area that would benefit area veteran’s charities. With the partnership of the Riverside Arts Market, many volunteers and a host of sponsors, the community came out in force to support K9’s for Warriors and Warfighters in Arms. 

     This year, organizers donated a total of $5,000 to the 2 charities, which will help them provide service to North Florida area veterans. Warfighters in Arms is a volunteer-led group that helps vets transition to civilian life by offering employment, support, guidance, and encouragement. K9’s for Warriors provides service canines to vets suffering from PTSD and more for service members after 9.11. 

    Sal Palmieri, US Army veteran and owner of Ultimate Racing said he was pleased they were able to offer a sizeable donation to deserving charities and offered thanks to participa...   [Read More]




    First Watch Will Open Its Newest Restaurant Monday In Bartram Park




    First Watch, the popular Florida-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, will open its newest restaurant on Monday, November 13, in Bartram Park. The 3,400-square-foot restaurant will open at 7 a.m. at 12540 Bartram Park Blvd., and it will employ about 25 people. The opening comes less than a month after First Watch opened on Riverside Avenue.

    Customers of First Watch in Bartram Park will be able to sample the eatery’s innovative menu, including popular dishes like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and options from the Fresh Juice Bar, which are juiced in-house daily using high quality fruits and vegetables. The restaurant will open with First Watch’s standard interior design, which combines farm fresh elements with a high-energy, urban vibe.

    First Watch’s curated menu takes an elevated approach to traditional and innovative offerings made to order using farm fresh ingredients. It includes crave-able items such as Avocado Toast, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. The new restaurant will offer healthy, flavorful favorites like house-made granola and pico de gallo, organic greens, house-roasted vegetables, cage-free eggs and 100% fresh-squeezed orange juic...   [Read More]




    The Jacksonville Icemen Earn Their First-Ever Franchise Victory




    Today, The Jacksonville Icemen (1-4-1-0) picked up their first-ever franchise win and shut out the Brampton Beast (2-7-1-1) 5-0.

    Just one day after being acquired by the Icemen, defenseman Jan Kostalek was quick to make a good first impression. At 14:54 in the first period, the 22-year-old scored his first-ever ECHL goal to give the Icemen a 1-0 lead. He was assisted by Alexandre Goulet and Emerson Clark, extending Goulet’s point streak to six games and Clark’s point streak to four games. Icemen goalie Jamie Phillips was strong in the first frame, denying all 14 shots from the Beast.

    Late in a very even second period, Icemen captain Garet Hunt received a great pass from Cameron Critchlow as he was exiting the box, leading to a 1-on-1 breakaway. Hunt capitalized on the play to give the Icemen a 2-0 lead with 2:40 remaining in the period. For the second time on the road trip, the Icemen would head into the room after the second period with a one-goal lead.

    This time, there would be no stopping the Icemen as the team continued to add to their lead. Just 2:08 into the third period, Bobby MacIntyre notched his fourth goal on the season to give the Icemen a three-goal lead. Over 11 minutes later, Alexandre Goulet stole the puck in...   [Read More]




    IKEA Jacksonville Grand Opening Is Today




    IKEA Jacksonville Grand Opening is today at 7801 Gate Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32256 at the Town Center. Stop by for product, food and gift card giveaways, plus fun activities for the whole family.

    IKEA Jacksonville store manager Leontyne Green Sykes said “We are excited to be opening our 46th store in the U.S. and our fifth in the state of Florida,” “We have received such a warm welcome from the Jacksonville community, and we want to return the favor by welcoming our shoppers with food, fun and iconic IKEA products.”

    Giveaways throughout the grand opening weekend include:

    Wednesday

    ·       Rest Assured*- The first 46 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Jacksonville will receive a free EKTORP three-seat sofa, honoring our 46th U.S. store. 

    ·       Take a Seat (And We Mean Take It!)* –The next 100 adults (18 & older) will receive a free POÄNG armchair. 

    ·       For the (Truly) Young at Heart – The first 100 children (17 & younger) in IKEA Ja...   [Read More]




    Upcoming Christmas Lighting Ceremonies




    With the holidays just around the corner, North Florida is getting ready to light up night. Here are a list of lighting ceremonies that will take place throughout the month of November.

    St. Johns Holiday Spectacular 

    Celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season at the 12th annual St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular on Saturday, November 11. Holiday shoppers, families and visitors are invited to attend the action-packed day of free, family fun and musical performances!

    The annual holiday celebration, sponsored by Toyota, OneBlood, PRI Productions, and The Lion King - Musical, kicks off at 2 p.m. Throughout the day, guests will enjoy festivities including oversized games, an interactive hot chocolate station, jugglers, caricature artists, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, a festive photo booth and a silent DJ experience. That’s not all! The holiday fun will continue with great giveaways, costume characters, holiday entertainment and more.  Main stage entertainment begins at 2 p.m. with dynamic holiday performances and a show-stopping finale by headliner, Parmalee. The Main Stage is located in the Town Green in front of Maggiano’s Little Italy on Midtown Parkway.  For Holiday ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Rumors: USA to play final pre-World Cup friendly vs. Nigeria in Jacksonville




    Jacksonville Fl - Rumors and multiple sources have said The US Men's Soccer Team will play its final sendoff match before the World Cup against Nigeria on June 7 at EverBank Field. 

    Photo Credit Gary Bogdon

    The U.S. intends to play three friendlies on home soil in late May and early June to get ready for the tournament. The last time the U.S. played in Jacksonville was on May 26, 2012, when Landon Donovan scored a hat trick as the US beat Scotland, 5-1 in front of 44,438 fans Sources say that the game this year, falling in a World Cup year and being the last friendly before the U.S. leaves for Brazil, could make it a 76,000 capacity sellout this time around.

    Tickets and more info will be released when available. 

    ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Armada - New NASL Soccer Team




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 18, 2014 –The Jacksonville Armada FC has arrived! First Coast sports fans have a new professional soccer team to support today, with the announcement that the city’s North American Soccer League expansion team will be named Jacksonville Armada FC, in a nod to the area’s rich Spanish heritage and strong military connection.

    The team name was selected following a fan competition and survey that invited soccer fans across the region to provide suggestions for the new team’s name. Of the more than 1,500 responses, Armada FC was one of the most popular, closely aligning with the new soccer club’s vision of building a passionate, determined and progressive organization.

    Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, City Council President Bill Gulliford, Jacksonville Chamber President Daniel Davis and NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson, along with team executives, unveiled the club’s new name and logo in a press conference in front of media and fans at the Jacksonville Landing.

    “We love sports in Jacksonville, and we are excited to welcome our newest professional sports team,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “Soccer is a great family-friendly game and it has a growing ba...   [Read More]




    2014 ROAR Audition Information




    Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars announce details for the 2014 ROAR Cheerleader Auditions presented by Venus. Preliminary and semifinal auditions will be held at EverBank Field on Saturday, March 22nd. Final auditions will be held on Saturday, March 29th.  Interested candidates must register to audition by Monday, March 10th and must attend an audition class.  Registration information, audition class details and requirements are available at http://www.jaguars.com/cheerleaders/auditions.html.

    “Auditions are always an exciting time of the year,” said Jaguars Senior Manager of Cheerleading, Promotions and Programs Christy Stechman Zynda. “We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are talented entertainers and will be outstanding ambassadors for our team and city.”

    THE ROAR, the Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders, are an integral part of the Jaguars entertainment package during all home games. Under the direction of Christy Stechman Zynda, these NFL cheerleaders captivate fans with their high-energy dance routines. When not on the playing field, they serve as goodwill ambassadors for the Jaguars and the NFL by participating in community, corporate and charitable events throughout Jacksonville...   [Read More]




    The Philadelphia Union will face the New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville




      The Philadelphia Union will face 2013 Supporters Shield Champion New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of the team’s 2014 preseason trip. The game will kick off at 6 p.m.      “We are excited to play for the second consecutive year at such an excellent venue in the City of Jacksonville,” said Philadelphia Union Team Manager John Hackworth. “New York will be great competition for our squad and we are looking forward to an entertaining match in front of fans in Jacksonville."   The Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls will  host a free youth clinic during the open practice at the Jacksonville Jaguars practice fields outside EverBank Field from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, the day prior to the game.  Registration for the clinic opens at 7 p.m.    “The city’s partnership with the Philadelphia Union continues to grow and appreciate them choosing Jacksonville for their preseason training,” said Mayor of Jacksonville Alvin Brown.  “Jacksonville has shown its support for soccer and this will kick off a month of soccer throughout our city.”   Match tickets are available ...   [Read More]




    Jake Owen to headline Military Appreciation Day Ceremony at The Players




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – THE PLAYERS Championship, along with RCA Nashville, announced today that country music star Jake Owen will perform on Wednesday, May 7, as part of the tournament’s Military Appreciation Day. Owen’s performance will take place on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn and conclude a day of special activities and programs that celebrate the men and women of the Armed Forces. THE PLAYERS 2014 returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass from May 6-11.

    For nearly a decade, Vero Beach-native Jake Owen has been delivering chart-topping country hits, including four consecutive No. 1 singles since 2011. Owen earned GRAMMY and CMA nominations in 2008 with his revival of “Life in A Northern Town” with Sugarland and Little Big Town, and in 2009 he was named Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. Owen’s first headlining tour, CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012, made CMT history for the most sold-out shows in a row for the annual nationwide tour. Owen is launching his second headlining tour in March 2014 - JAKE OWEN’S DAYS OF GOLD TOUR. The 55-city plus tour also stars Eli Young Band* along with Parmalee*, Thomas Rhett* and The Cadillac Three. (*select dates).

    [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Its A Eggnog Time Of Year




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

    Here are a couple recipes you might want to try: 

    The Southern Comfort Eggnog (single serving)

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

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

    Ingredients:

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

    Directions: 

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

     

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

    ...   [Read More]




    Olio - Downtown Hidden Gem




    Jacksonville Fl - If you love great food, you have got to try Olio. The new restaurant which opened mid 2011 is a spot you must check out if you have never been. The culinary team consist of Head Chef: Greg DeSanto & Sous-Chef: Ian Northcutt. 

    The downtown destination has been featured on the Travel Channel's "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America" for their Duck Grilled Cheese. The besides the usual downtown lunch rush and diner crowd, they host numerous conventioneers and guests from out of town staying at the Hyatt Downtown Riverfront.

    Local's know Olio for their Fish Tacos, Steak & Aged Gouda Cheese, Shrimp Po' Boy, "Deep-Dish" Quiche ant their famous Duck Grilled Cheese. The restaurant has plenty of seating and is very clean. One of the coolest parts of the restaurans is that you can watch their chef's prepare your meal in their open exhibition kitchen. 

    The food was delicious and we give it a 9/10!!! They are located at 301 E. Bay Street Jacksonville, FL 32202. In a rush, call ahead and order your food by phone: (904) 356-7100

    Check in soon and check out their website!! 

    ...   [Read More]




    Bacon S’mores - Oh Dear!!




    Just in time for campfire season; here is a treat that you will have to try, that is if you like BACON!!!

    Its called a Bacon S’more. This is one of the most delicions treats we have ever tasted - bacon, marshmallows and chocolate!! Love all 3 - Its a match made in Heaven!!! 

    With that said, it’s easy to make and cooking time and preperation is only about 5 to 10 minutes.

    Good luck and Happy Hollidays

    -xoxo 904 Happy Hour

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    Local Beer Superstore - Every Beer You Could Dream Of




    Jacksonville Fl - Out on the prowl, we came across a "Craft Beer Emporium" in the King St. Beer District called Beer 30. Beer 30, owned and operated locally, is a must visit.

    The store, currently boasts over 650 different kinds of craft beer that can be purchased as singles, 6 packs or cases. They also have a hand picked selection of wines for non beer drinkers. Warren Fryefield - co owner & beer enthusiast opened the shop in June, 2012. Warren got into the business because of his love for a good beer. Warren doesn't have a favorite beer, he has many - " Asking me what my favorite beer is like asking me which child is my favorite".

    Besides being know for having lots and... lots of beer, the store also has local craft beer like Bold City & Intuition for the "CHEAPEST IN TOWN - GUARANTEED"! They truly have something for everyone. If you are looking for local, regional or international craft beers, this is your new favorite shop. The most obscure beer they carry is Enistok imported from Iceland. Most popular beer choice are beers from Intuition and Bold City.

    Hours: Weekdays are 11-11, Saturday 10-12 & Sunday 12-6. Their address is 1...   [Read More]




    Engine 15 Brewing Company Is Expanding




    We am so pleased and honored to announce that Engine 15 Brewing Company will be opening a second and much bigger location!

    Engine 15 Brewing Company of Jacksonville Beach is expanding its brewing facilities with a new production brewery in the downtown Jacksonville neighborhood of LaVilla.

    “This new facility will allow us to grow our distribution while keeping our Jacksonville Beach location to serve our customers new and interesting beers and food.” Says Luciano Scremin, Co-owner and Brewmaster.

    The new production facility will increase beer production from the current capacity of approximately 1,000 barrels per year at the Jacksonville Beach location a total capacity of 10,000 barrels per year. The company will install a 20 barrel brewhouse and 60 barrel fermentation tanks, along with a large format bottling line. All of which are scheduled to come online in February of 2014."

    The brewery will also add a canning line in late 2014. The new location encompasses 1.3 acres and two buildings totaling 38,000 square feet under roof, which will allow ample space for a tap room and outdoor beer garden.

    “The Jacksonville Beach location will remain and be tasked with creating fun and interest...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Jim Lauderdale Coming To The PV Concert Hall on August 14, 2015




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (June 8, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and Flying Saucer Presents proudly welcome GRAMMY-award winning Americana musician Jim Lauderdale & His Band on Friday, August 14, 2015. Tickets for Jim Lauderdale & His Band will go on sale to the public this Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.

    “Few current acts sing with the command and authority Lauderdale brings to his performances, and fewer still have a set of songs at their disposal as good...” - All Music Guide

    Jim Lauderdale is a multiple GRAMMY and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today. His record, Buddy and Jim, which he wrote and recorded with longtime friend and collaborator Buddy Miller, was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Americana Album category and several Americana Music Awards, a show which he has hosted since 2002.

    Lauderdale has always stayed true to his North Carolina roots but is influenced from the experience of his travels. He first immersed himself in the early country music scenes of both New York City and Los Angeles before breaking through in Nashville as a songwriter. He has helped pave the w...   [Read More]




    Rock Band Modest Mouse To Perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre




    St. Augustine, Fla. (May 26, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with Jax Live Presents, proudly announce the return of indie rock band Modest Mouse to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, July 17, 2015. Tickets for this concert event will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m.

    Modest Mouse are one of the most surprising commercial success stories of the new millennium – while their music is by turns taut and elliptical, and the lyrics sometimes cryptic and introspective, the band broke through the mainstream audience with the platinum-selling Good News for People Who Love Bad News and they became genuine rock stars at a time when their musical peers remained cult figures.

    Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington by singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green and bassist Eric Judy. In 1994, Modest Mouse recorded its first EP, Blue Cadet-3, Do You Connect and also recorded what would have been its first album, Sad Sappy Sucker, but constant delays caused the album to be shelved and ultimately released in 2001. In 1996, the group officially released its debut album, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, on the independent ...   [Read More]




    Brian Adams To Perform In St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, Fla. (May 11, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces that rock superstar Bryan Adams will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with a full band to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-million selling album Reckless. The tour will make a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

    Adams will be performing a set that will honor not only the 30th Anniversary of Reckless – a deluxe version of which has been released via UMC/Polydor this past November, featuring exclusive expanded bonus material – but also his endless catalogue of anthemic hits.

    Since its release in 1984, Reckless has gone 5 times Platinum in the U.S. alone and has sold over 12 million worldwide. It spawned ground-breaking hits such as "Run to You", "Kids Wanna Rock", “Somebody", "Summer of '69", “One Night Love Affair" and "It's Only Love" a duet with the incomparable Tina Turner. Reckless also gave Bryan is first U.S. #1 on Billboard with "Heaven" as well as a Diamond Award for over a million sold in his home country of Canada. The a...   [Read More]




    Adrian Legg & David Lindley Coming To The PV Concert Hall




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (May 12, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that renowned guitarist Adrian Legg and multi-instrumentalist David Lindley will perform on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Tickets for Adrian Legg and David Lindley will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

    Renowned and awarded for his unique amalgamation of acoustic and electric guitar and how he blends diverse musical styles and inspirations into a distinctive sound all his own, Adrian Legg has been hailed as “one of the wizards” of the guitar (Philadelphia Enquirer) and “a genius” (Los Angeles Reader). In addition to his distinguished career as a live performer, recording artist and composer, he is an innovator in guitar design and amplification technology, an instructor, photographer, writer and author, witty and engaging between song onstage raconteur, and an at large commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” among other gifts, pursuits and interests. Hence it’s no wonder that What’s Up magazine hails London-born Legg as “the greatest British import since Newcastle Brown Ale.” Born in 1948 in the London neighborhood of Hackney, the best way...   [Read More]




    Classic Hard Rock Trio The Winery Dogs Coming To Ponte Vedra




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (May 11, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes classic hard rock trio The Winery Dogs on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

    It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others, and drummer Mike Portnoy was the co-founder of progressive metal superstars Dream Theater. But The Winery Dogs are so much more than a supergroup. Supergroups are usually short-lived entities composed of gifted players that jam out for little while and then quickly record with the hopes of catching lightning in a bottle. That's certainly not the case with The Winery Dogs, a cohesive, well-rounded classic-sounding trio with blazing songs that defy expectation. The group’s self-titled debut is filled with straightforward rock and roll inspired by some of their favorite bands, and their music transcends any of the styles they're best known for.

    “We all have our own distinct voicings and styles, but we also have a common ground of music we grew up listening to,&rdquo...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    New Aquarium Coming to St. Augustine




    The St. Augustine Aquarium and Botanical Gardens will be an exciting new community amenity and sustainable Northeast Florida aquarium attraction, scheduled to open in 2015.

    Shawn and Kathy Hiester announced Wednesday that they had purchased a 5-acre site for their new St. Augustine Aquarium, Snorkel Adventure and Zip Line project. The Aquarium will be located at 2045 State Road 16 in St. Augustine, just east of Interstate 95. 

    Guests will be able to observe Sand Tiger, Bonnethead and Blacknose sharks, as well as an array of mesmerizing fish, eels and rays. The project will be constructed in two phases, culminating in a 250,000 gallon, 43,000-square-foot facility.

    ...   [Read More]




    Top 20 Events This Weekend - December 5-7th 2014




    Looking for something to do December 5-7th around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below.

    Photo feature by Michael Quiroga

    Friday, December 5

    Friday, December 5: The Big Ticket @ Metro Park in Downtown Jacksonville – All Day

    Friday, December 5: Hunter Hayes @ The Veterans Memorial Arena – 7pm

    Friday, December 5: Holiday at St. James – 4:30pm-7pm

    Friday, December 5: The BID- Benefiting Brides Against Breast Cancer @ Suite – Doors open at 8pm

    Friday, December 5: The Chinese Acrobats @ The Florida Times Union Center – 7pm

    Friday, December 5: Gingerbread House Extravaganza @ St Andrews Church – 10am-5pm

    Friday- Sunday: 2014 Arts and Antiques Show @ the Prime Osborne Center

    Saturday, December 6

    Saturday, December 6: Running of the Bulls 5K @ Hemming Plaza – 8:30am

    Saturday, December 6: Daryl Hall & John Oates are performing @ the St. Augustine Ampitheatre – 7pm

    Saturday, December 6: 1st Annual Gamble Rogers Fest @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – All Afternoon

    Saturday, December 6: St. Augustine Winter Spectacular @ Flagler College Auditorium &ndas...   [Read More]




    Nights of Lights in St Augustine Information




    St. Augustine’s popular holiday season city-wide event - the famed Nights of Lights celebration – will glow with more than three million brilliant white lights again this year attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the oldest city in the Nation. Nights of Lights runs November 22, 2014, through January 31, 2015, in St. Augustine, Fla. 

    During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic - from the ground to the rooftops. Selected by National Geographic in 2011 & 2012 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s oldest city. Many historic landmarks and locations are beautifully illuminated during Nights of Lights. The waters of Matanzas bay glow from the nightly reflections of lights strewn along the bay walk and displayed on the Bridge of Lions.

    The Plaza de la Constitucion shines from the top of trees and throughout the famous center of St. Augustine’s historic district. The 125-year-old Hotel Ponce de Leon, now the campus of Flagler College, is outlined in lights. And the Lightner Museum, once a resort hotel also built by Flagler, is lit so...   [Read More]




    Thanksgiving Day Block Party @ Pete's Bar in Neptune Beach




     

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

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

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




    Free, Family-Friendly Holiday Festivities In St Augustine




    St. Augustine, Fla. (November 24, 2014) – Community First Credit Union’s “A December To Remember” featuring several free, family-friendly holiday festivities kicks off this Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

    This Friday, November 28 at 4pm, the gates to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will open and families are invited to explore a completely transformed, holiday-themed Amphitheatre. Thousands of lights illuminate the trees and walkways which are decorated with elf houses, holiday characters and a beautiful, towering Holiday Tree. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. families can enjoy free train rides, face painting, a bounce house, nightly snowfall and visits with Santa! At 6 p.m., the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be shown on an 18-foot tall movie screen for all to enjoy!

     

    On Saturday, November 29 families are invited back to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for an Elf Workshop and Holiday Storytime Reading celebration. The Elf Workshop will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Plaza and features art educators from local elementary schools leading fun holiday art projects including decorating ceramic pins, making ornaments and orig...   [Read More]



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