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    St. Augustine Holiday Spectacular Show December 2nd and 3rd




     

    The St. Augustine Winter Spectacular is a family-friendly, entertaining holiday production written and directed by Stephanie Burkhardt, who is executive artistic director of The Dance Company. The holiday spectacular is the story of a girl who is coming home for the holidays, traveling from New York to St. Augustine. En route she experiences obstacles and meets a variety of people. It’s a story, says Stephanie, about the holidays, but not all about the holidays.

    Filled with a variety of dance styles, characters, and holiday scenes to kick off the season, the show offers an exciting and unique experience for St. Johns County residents and visitors. You can expect high-kick dancers, ballerinas, acrobats, actors, and more amidst dazzling costuming and props. The Dance Company’s elite Performance Ensemble comprises the majority of cast members as well as other dancers and performers who auditioned for roles.

    The Dance Company’s mission is to provide dancers with comprehensive artistic education that fosters excellence in all forms of dance in a manner that embraces a passion for the art form. The dance company strongly believes in making dance accessible to everyone and strives to provide scholarships and tuition as...   [Read More]




    The Thanksgiving Football Schedule For This Holiday Weekend




    The Thanksgiving Football Schedule for the 2017 season has been set. The schedule includes all college football games and NFL games this holiday weekend.

    Thanksgiving week is also Rivalry Week in college football. Some of the rivalry games on the Thanksgiving football schedule include Alabama at Auburn, Florida State at Florida, Georgia at Georgia Tech, Ohio State at Michigan, Ole Miss at Mississippi State, Oregon State at Oregon, Clemson at South Carolina, and Washington State at Washington.

    There are also some great NFL games on the slate, highlighted by three Thanksgiving Classic games: Minnesota at Detroit, LA Chargers at Dallas, and NY Giants at Washington.

     

    Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

    Matchup

    Time (ET)

    TV / Online

    Vikings at Lions

    12:30 pm

    FOX

    FCS: Edward Waters at Alabama State

    3:00 pm

    BamaStateSports.com

    Chargers at Cowboys

    4:30 pm

    CBS

    Ole Miss at (14) Mississippi State

    ...   [Read More]




    Fionn MacCools Irish Pub & Restaurant Is Opening In Nocatee




    Fionn MacCools Irish Pub & Restaurant, a locally owned authentic Irish pub located on the waterfront in downtown Jacksonville, is opening a second location in Nocatee in mid December.

    Fionn MacCools first opened in Jacksonville Beach in 2005, before relocating to a 200-seat waterfront location at the Jacksonville Landing in 2011. The new 150-seat Nocatee location will be opening in December at the Shoppes of St Johns Oaks on 145 Hilden Rd.

    Fionn mac Cumhaill or “Finn McCool” is known for being a great warrior in Irish myths. He was the greatest leader of the Fianna, an elite military clan responsible for the protection of the High King of Ireland. Fionn implemented a code of honor into the Fianna; which had a reputation for being somewhat unruly. Another legend includes Fionn as a giant, creating the Giant’s Causeway, a peculiar series of volcanic rock formations along the coast of Ireland. He did this to challenge a Scottish giant to a fight and allow passage from Scotland to Ireland.

    Fionn MacCool's brings a bit of Ireland to the Jacksonville area. With their authentic Irish food, live entertainment, and friendly atmosphere, their Irish pub has the recipe you've been looking for. 

    ...   [Read More]




    More Than 40 Retailers Will Be Open On Thanksgiving Day




    Big-box stores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Big Lots are opening their doors to the masses on Thanksgiving. More than 40 retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day and remain open into the early hours of the morning. Other major retailers are opting to remain closed this year, including H&M, IKEA, Home Depot and TJ Maxx.

    Some of the stores opened are listed here:

    Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Bealls Florida – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Belk – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Big Lots -7 a.m. to midnight Cabela’s – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday Dollar General – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday Kohl’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT Black Friday Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday; Some stores to close at 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m. Michaels – 6 p.m...   [Read More]




    31st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony On Friday, November 24 At The Jacksonville Landing




    The Jacksonville Landing and Sleiman Enterprises present the 31st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m.

    Kickoff the holiday season at The Jacksonville Landing the day after Thanksgiving. Bring your family and friends as The Landing lights the 56-foot-tall energy-efficient Christmas tree featuring over 78,000 L.E.D. lights and more than 150 ornaments.

    The show will take place in the Landing’s Courtyard beginning at 7:00 p.m. featuring live musical entertainment, the 31st annual lighting of The Jacksonville Landing’s Christmas Tree and a fireworks display on the St. Johns River as the grand finale. The Landing’s Christmas Tree will light up at 9 p.m. while fireworks light up the sky!

    Featured artists include Brady Clampitt, Melissa Smith, Andrew Sapin, Mama Blue and more with special dance performances by Grace Conservatory and Schott Jones School of Dance. The host for the ceremony Rance Adams TV from River City Live and the DJ is Kevin Tos from Party Solution Entertainment. This year’s show will bring the Jacksonville community together while enjoying a night filled with holiday cheer, special guest appearances and lighting The Landing’s 56-foot-tall Christmas Tree.[Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    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]




    The Sochi Olympics begin on Thursday, Feb. 6th




    Television coverage of the Sochi Games will begin Thursday, Feb. 6, with the first of an unprecedented 18 consecutive NBC primetime shows, continuing with Friday night's Opening Ceremony and concluding Sunday, Feb. 23, with the Closing Ceremony. The Feb. 6 start marks the first time NBC will deliver primetime Olympic programming before the Opening Ceremony. Live daytime broadcasts in the U.S. begin Saturday, Feb. 8, on the NBC Sports    

    2014 Sochi Winter Olympics TV Schedule All times Eastern   Time (ET) Net Sport Event Start End Thursday, February 6 8:00 PM 11:00 PM NBC Snowboarding Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle NBC Freestyle Skiing Women’s Moguls NBC Figure Skating Team Event 1:30 AM 4:30 AM NBC Primetime replay Friday, February 7 7:30 PM 11:30 PM NBC Opening Ceremony 1:30 AM 4:30 AM NBC Primetime replay Saturday, February 8 3:00 AM 5:30 AM NBCSN Women’s Hockey USA vs. Finland (LIVE) 5:30 AM 9:30 AM NBCSN Cross-Country Women’s Sk...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    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]




    Learn How You Can Fight a Cold with Food




    Here we go again…Cold and flu season is right around the corner, and prevention is the best medicine. But when you already have a bug, getting rid of it and feeling normal again is the goal, right? Well, did you know that you can fight back by eating to boost your immune system? Cold medicines generally only manage symptoms and do not actually cure the illness, but with nutritional support you can supply your immune system with what it needs to help you beat that cold or flu bug.

    If taken immediately at the first signs and symptoms of a cold, supplements derived from the Echinacea herb are known to reduce severity and duration. The same is said to be true for a 1,000 mg dose of Vitamin C taken daily. The benefit of taking either supplement may lead to shortening the amount of time you have a cold and/or making it milder.

    Boosting certain white blood cells called monocytes and lymphocytes may help rid a cold sooner. White blood cell production is supported by certain vitamins and minerals. The following are good food sources of these nutrients:

    Citrus fruit (including orange juice) – folate, Vitamin C

    Cocoa – copper

    Dark green leafy vegetables – folate, copper, be...   [Read More]




    Veg Fest This Saturday




    This Saturday is Veg Fest at Riverside Park. The day-long event will feature live music, dynamic speakers, cooking demonstrations, beer garden, kids' zone, pie-eating contest, exceptional freebies, raffles, scavenger hunt and much more!

    Music Stage:

    10:00 AM - Sonic Thieves

    11:00 AM - The Lifeforms

    12:00 PM - Pie-Eating Contest

    12:30 PM - Jahmen

    1:30 PM - Cougar Barrel

    2:30 PM - Danka

    3:30 PM - Poor Richards Picture The Lifeforms Picture Jahmen Picture Cougar Barrel Picture Danka Picture Poor Richards 

     

    Cooking Demos:

    11:00 AM - Community Loaves, Meredith Corey-Disch: Hows and Whys of Sourdough Bread

    12:00 PM - Food For Life, Heather Borders and Mimi McGee: Easy Black Bean Chili and Pumpkin Smoothie

    1:00 PM - Whole Foods, Heather Olsen: Vegan Mushroom “Caviar” & Cashew Sour Cream on Garlic Pepper Multigrain Toast Points, as well as Romesco Sauce with Brown Rice & Flax Crackers

    2:00 PM - Shakti, Carrie Zarka Dooley and Jill Mullins: Organic Raw Vegan Apple Cobbler Cups

    3:00 PM - Fresh, Jason McDonald: Healthy with Protein

    4:00 PM - Jacksonville Health and Wellness, Heather ...   [Read More]




    New Tap House Opening Later This Month On The Southside




    Copper Tap House located on the corner of Beach Blvd and Hodges plans on having their grand opening on October 28th. The tap house will feature over 24 beers on tap as well as a craft food menu. Chef inspired favorites like the snapper sliders will be one of the tasty entree's you can get at the new spot. 

    The tap house will feature a custom bar built out of 48,000 pennies that took over 200+ man hours to complete. 

    There will be plenty of seating at peak house and the owners plan on having nightly entertainment. The tap house also boast a stage with high end lighting and sound. 

    If your are interested in applying, please visit https://www.facebook.com/copperjax

    ...   [Read More]




    Foodie Event - Feed The Need Fest




    Jacksonville Fl - Saturday from 4-8pm - Join Camping World of Jacksonville and FoodiesUSA at the Flamingo Lake Camp Resort on Saturday September 14th to help kick-off the "U Can Change Hunger" campaign! The night will feature a food truck challenge, live music, raffles, prizes, and RV & motorcycle show and much more! Bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to support Second Harvest and check out the silent auction to benefit Foodies Care. Bring the entire family for a day of fun, food trucks and helping to feed those in need in North Florida.The first 100 guests to arrive with a food donation will be entered into a special drawing for a $100 Camping World gift card. For more information, or to donate online please visit www.FoodiesUSA.com/hunger....   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    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]




    Little Big Town Coming To St Augustine Amitheatre




    St. Augustine, Fla. (April 27, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly welcomes contemporary country quartet and 2015 ACM Awards Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m.

    The country vocal quartet Little Big Town features Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman. The quartet began with Kimberly and Karen, two Georgia natives who began singing together in college. Arkansas-born and Alabama-raised Jimi Westbrook, a friend of Fairchild's husband, joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed by the addition of Arkansan Phil Sweet in 1998. From the outset, Little Big Town devoted their sound to harmony and multiple lead vocals, a combination that made the band a hard sell at first. They finally landed a deal at Mercury Records, but it fell through due to disagreements about musical direction. In the wake of the success of the Dixie Chicks, however, Little Big Town were taken up by the Dixie Chicks' label, Monument Records in 2000 and Monument issued the band's debut single, "Don't Waste My Time," in the winter of 2002. The song was on its way up the charts when its accomp...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Top 20 Events This Weekend - December 12-14th 2014




    Looking for plans this weekend? Theres a lot happening from a luminaria to boat parade and even a Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! Check out the complete list below. 

    Friday

    Friday, December 12: The 007 'License to Party' Event - Benefitting Bright Holidays. Celebrating Sterling Joyce's Birthday -  Doors open at 8pm

    Friday, December 12: "A December To Remember" @ The St Augustine Ampitheatre  presents Murray Middle School's production of “Yes, Virginia The Musical" – 7pm

    Friday, December 12: Historic Springfield Holiday Home Tour – 5pm-9pm

    Friday, December 12: Jaguars Kids Club: Holiday Party @ Everbank Field

    Saturday

    Saturday, December 13: The Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl @ The Jacksonville Beach Bars. Checkin is at the Ritz from 6-9pm; crawl is from 6pm-midnight. For more info, visit www.uglysweaterbarcrawl.com

    Saturday, December 13: Whitey's 2014 Lighted Boat Parade – Starts at 6:30 pm

    Saturday, December 13: Festival of Lights 5k and Family Fun Run in San Marco

    Saturday, December 13: Historic Springfield Holiday Home Tour – 5pm-9pm

    Saturday, December 13: Combat Night- Live MMA @ Mavericks at the La...   [Read More]




    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]



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