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    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]




    THE PLAYERS Announces Luke Combs For Military Appreciation Day Concert




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

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

    The Military Appreciation Day Ceremony and Concert is free to any Tuesday ticket holder; a Tuesday Stadium Pass starts at just $25. Parking is also free on Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week.

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




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




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

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

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




    2018 March Madness Is Here




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

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

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

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

     

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




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

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

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

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



  • Articles - Sports

    Jaguars Flush The Browns in Home Victory




    WITH THE WIN, THE JAGUARS...

    Improved to 1-6 in 2014 and 1-2 at home Gus Bradley improved to 5-18 as the Jaguars head coach. Improved to 11-5 overall against Cleveland including back-to-back wins and wins in three of the last four meetings. Won their first home game in September/October since Oct. 24, 2011 against Baltimore (snapping a streak of nine consecutive losses).

    JAGUARS RUSH FOR MOST IN 35-GAME SPAN

    The Jaguars entered Sunday’s game averaging 86 rushing yards a game but produced a season-high 185 yards on the ground against the Browns.  The 185 yards marked the most by the Jaguars since Sept. 23, 2012 at Indianapolis (185), a span of 35 games.

    THIRD-STRAIGHT GAME UNDER 20 POINTS FOR OPPONENT

    The Jaguars held the Browns to only six points today on two field goals.  The Jaguars have held opponents to under 20 points in three consecutive games for the first time since 2007.  The Jaguars have allowed only 13 points per game the last three weeks and only two offensive touchdowns.  Opponents have not scored an offensive touchdown in the second half over the last three games.

    SEASON-HIGH 24 POINTS FOR JAGUARS

    The Jaguars scored a season-high 24 points toda...   [Read More]




    Zip Line At Everbank Field




    Yes, this is awesome....  

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    The Big WT Fishing Tournament




    Join in on the fun every first Tuesday of the month at the Ritz in Jacksonville Beach for the Big WT Amateur Whiting Fishing Tournament. For those unfamiliar with the Whiting Tournament, this is their monthly charity fishing tournament benefiting PurpleStride (Pancreatic Cancer). Entry is only $10 and $5 for the optional Calcutta. After the tournament they have a delicious fish fry with the days catch along with a charity raffle filled with lots of great prizes! Drink specials also include $2 Mexican beers all day at the Ritz to keep the body refreshed. 

    There are very few rules:

    $10 entry fee (form and fee must be submitted before going fishing.) Fish must be caught by entrant on day of tournament. Fish must be caught by rod & reel (no net or C4 explosive.) Judge & rules committee will govern any disputes. Any tie will be broken by earliest weigh-in time. Weigh-in between 4 & 6 PM at the RITZ. Entrants may not fish in association with non-entrants on day of tourney (this rule is very important and will be strictly enforced.) A team may consist of one entrant or one hundred.  All team members must pay $10 entry.

    Additional rules: 

    Any rule br...   [Read More]




    Rebounderz - Indoor Trampoline Arena Jacksonville




    Rebounderz Jacksonville is going to be your new favorite place to go. At their Jacksonville location at 14985 Old St Augustine Road, Suite 122 Jacksonville, Florida 32256​: Jump. Laser. Archery. Bowl. Arcade. Eat. 

    Visit their Award-Winning Extreme Fun Center - Where Family, Fun and Fitness Come Together. Racking in at over 40,000 square foot and a newly-expanded facility, here are some fun activities you and your friends can enjoy.

    JUMP - Over 10,000 Square Feet of trampoline jumping space. Open Jump, In-the-air Dodgeball, Flip in the Foam Pit, Basketball Slam Dunker. LASER - State of the art combat style laser tag. Simulated combat experience with realistic weight weaponry. ARCHERY - Come learn a new skill and be part of the latest craze for family friendly combat. Archery Tag - It's a hit! BOWL - Mini bowling under black lights in our club-themed lounge.

    ARCADE - Have a great time and use tickets for prizes. EAT - Visit our in-house pizzeria to grab a bite & a beverage. Enjoy beer &wine while watching our 120 inch projection screen. EXERCISE CLASSES - Air-Xercise is a trampoline -based boot camp total body workout!  SPECIAL EVENTS - Summer Drop Off Day Camp ...   [Read More]




    Visit Devils Den - Swim, Snorkle and Scuba Hot Spot.




    Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a dry cave in central Florida. The remains of many extinct animals from the Pleistocene Age (2 million - 10,000 years ago) were discovered at Devil's Den, including the bones of early man, dating back to 7,500 B.C.

    The pleasant year-around temperature of 72 degrees in the Den allows comfortable diving, winter or summer. On cold winter mornings you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the cave's chimney. Hence, the early settlers called the place Devil's Den.

    You'll find open water and cavern diving at its best & will be fascinated by the rock formations with stalactites and 33 million year old fossil beds, truly a natural wonder. On a cold winter morning you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the chimney. Thus, the early settlers gave the name Devil's Den.

    Crystal clear water, year round 72 degree temperatures, ancient rock formations with stalactites, fossil beds, and much more. Devil's Den is truly a natural wonder. Bring the family and enjoy a day of fun and relaxation at Devil's Den.

    All divers must be Open Water certified, sign release, have proper train...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Maple Street Biscuit Set To Open 3rd Location




    Jacksonville Fl - One of Jacksonville's favorite breakfast and brunch eateries is opening a new location. The restaurant which opened doors in October of 2012 currently has 2 locations. The current locations are 410 North 3rd Street in Jax beach and 2004 San Marco Blvd in San Marco.

    Scott Moore, one of the proprietors said that the restaurant is ready to set up shop at at 1171 South Edgewood Avenue (Murray Hill) in the near future. Maple Street Biscuit Company was started by Scott Moore and Gus Evans, and they hand built it right 19here in Jacksonville, Florida. They opened their doors on November 8, 2012 to a community with open arms and hungry tummies.

    There lies a heart beat behind Maple Street before it ever opened its doors, and it wasn’t out to just make a profit. It was out to make a difference and be apart of the community. Walking into every Maple Street, you should be walking into a culture created around the idea of just that. You’ll notice a lot of community style seating for you to meet your neighbor or if you’re visiting, meeting the locals.

    Maple Street also operates on some key core values: Consistent Southern Comfort Food with a Modern Twist ...   [Read More]




    New Wood Fired Napoletana Style Pizzeria Opens In Jacksonville




    Theres a new pizzeria here in Jacksonville. Its called V Pizza and its located in San Marco at 1406 Hendricks Ave

    This one of a kind eatery opened on May 27th, 2014 and is striving to bring Jacksonville true Nepoletana pizzas in a way that they can only be found overseas. This means the freshest ingredients, prepared with integrity, and served up hot! 

    Their pizzas are cooked right before your eyes in special ovens imported from Naples. Burning at more than 1,000 degrees, cook time is just around 55 seconds! In addition to pizza, they also have delicious calzones, wings, salads, desserts and more. 

    Prices range from $5 up to a little over $20. Their hours are 1 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. We rate it a 4.8/5 - from value to taste, it was delicious!

    For more info visit vpizza.com

     

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    2014 Food Truck Championships




    This Saturday May 17th is the 3rd Annual Food Truck Championship sponsored by Intuition Ale Works at The Jacksonville Landing from 4-9pm! Benefitting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida! Championship Categories will include: Best Taco, Best BBQ, Best Sandwich, Sweet Tooth, Most Innovative, Best Global Cuisine, People's Choice and Overall Champion.

    You can buy $1 raffle tickets at the event in order to vote for your favorite truck, all of this money goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters... They will also be giving out lots of really good prizes throughout the day for raffle ticket holders. 

    This is not a ticketed event. Entry is free and there is no cap on attendance. Bring your friends, family, children and co-workers - rain or shine! Trucks accept credit cards. Street parking is free on Saturdays. A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. Donations are also appreciated! Live DJ! Craft Beer! Prizes! Great Food!

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    Food Village @ One Spark Details and Times




    One Spark 2014 is right around the corner, and you might even be planning how you can be here the entire time! But have you thought about what you will eat? Don’t worry - we have you covered with amazing food in the Food Village presented by San Marco Dining District!

    This year, our Food Village will be an even bigger hotspot with more food options, seating and entertainment. We offer great food for every palate, from families and festival-fare lovers to vegetarians and foodies and everything in between. Scrumptious gourmet dining options from San Marco Dining District restaurants BB’s, Bistro Aix, The Grotto, Matthew’s and Taverna will be available. Other food vendors include these delicious options:

    Cely's Famous Food

    Up In Smoke BBQ

    Island Noodles

    Snowie Queen

    Baby's Badass Burgers Food Truck

    Firehouse Subs

    Dig Foods

    Corner Taco

    Super Food Truck

    Blue Pacific Grill and Taco Bar - One Spark After Dark Lot Only

    The Happy Grilled Cheese - One Spark After Dark Lot Only

    Gourmet Aviator - One Spark After Dark Lot Only...   [Read More]




    Ben & Jerry's Unveils a New Line & New Flavors




    BURLINGTON, Vt.- With the nation caught amidst an impressive winter, complete with polar vortexes, feet of snow in some places and a country-wide cold snap, there’s one sure sign that spring can’t be far away… Ben & Jerry’s proudly announces its brand new line with four new flavors, and the company believes it will resonate resoundingly with its “core” consumers.

    “We are always looking to make something bigger and better for our fans”

    The “Core” line is modeled off Ben & Jerry’s popular Karamel Sutra flavor. The concept includes a core center down the middle of each flavor, which in most cases perfectly compliments the two super-premium ice creams that are packed into every pint. Every Core flavor adds another component the company has become famous for: chunks, which add another layer of flavor and texture. Can you say: “Super Premi-YUM?”

    The flavors were created by Ben & Jerry’s team of Flavor Gurus at the company’s headquarters in Vermont. “We are always looking to make something bigger and better for our fans,” said the lead flavor developer, Eric Fredette. “We wanted to blow out the concept of fun flavors, c...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

     

    Sports + Fitness Oct. 29: House of Fame MMA: Florida Vs. Georgia Oct. 31: Florida Vs. Georgia Game Nov. 1: Jacksonville Armada Vs. Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Nov. 1: Jacksonville Armada Anchor 5K Nov. 1: Little Gator Bowl  

     

    Live Music + Nightlife Oct. 28-31: Florida Vs. Georgia Celebration Oct. 29: The Elbow Social Oct. 29: Hemming Park Beer Garden Oct. 30: Tailgate Oct. 30: Marvin Dixon “I’m So Hood” Comedy Tour                            Oct. 31: Cale Dodds  

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 28: #IgersJax Photo Class Oct. 29: Sea of Blue Memorial March Oct. 31: Riverside Arts Market Nov. 1: Art Fusion    

     

    Family Fun Oct. 30: Trick or Treat on the Street Oct. 30: Pictures in the Park: Ghostbusters

     

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 28: Jacksonville Urban League 42nd Annual Equal Opportunity Luncheon Oct. ...   [Read More]




    Things To Do This Week Downtown




     

    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Arts + Culture Oct. 23: Jacksonville Symphony: Piano Dialogue Oct. 24:  Hispanic Art Walk Oct. 24: Murder Mystery Horror Show Oct. 25: Jacksonville Symphony: Symphonic Spooktacular    

    Live Music + Nightlife Oct. 22: The Elbow Social Oct. 22: Jason Aldean: Burn It Down Tour Oct. 22: Howl-O-Ween Bash Oct. 23: Haunted Halloween Party Oct. 24: Darryl Green: Straight from the Heart    

    Family Fun Oct. 21: So You Think You Can Dance Oct. 23: Pictures in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy Oct. 24: Riverside Arts Market: Dogfest Walk ‘n Roll  

     

    Sports + Fitness Oct. 21: Jacksonville Armada Vs. Ottowa Fury Oct. 23: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K

       

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 22: See The Girl Summit Oct. 22: Understanding How Investing in Mutual Funds Really Works Oct. 24: Florida Black Expo

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    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 14: Gracias Choir Christmas Cantana Oct. 15: Jaxsons Night Market Oct. 16 - 18: Jacksonville Beach Oktoberfest Oct. 16: Andrew Smith & Alfredo Oyaguez Oct. 16: Jacksonville Symphony: The Music of Nat King Cole       Family Fun

    Oct. 16: Pictures in the Park: The Goonies Oct. 17: FSCJ Series Artist Series: Alvin and the Chipmunks

     

     

     

    Live Music + Nightlife

    Oct. 13: Volstead Bar Tender Challenge Oct. 15: The Elbow Social Oct. 16: Bo Burnham Oct. 16: Jazz Discovery: New Century Jazz Quartet  Oct. 16: Chris Tomlin: Love Ran Red Tour Oct. 17: Def Leppard with Foreigner and Night Ranger

     

    Sports + Fitness

    Oct. 16: Monster Mash Dash 5K Oct. 17: Jacksonville Armada FC Vs. FC Edmonton Oct. 17: Race for the Cure Oct. 18: Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. Houston Texans

    Oct. 18:  Jacksonville Zombie Walk

        Business and Networking   Oct. 15: Jaguars Women’s Association Meet me at the 50 Oct. 16:&nb...   [Read More]




    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]



  • Articles - Community

    2015 Amelia Island's Holiday Happenings




    Check out Fernandina Beaches & Amelia Islands holiday event calendar courtesy ameliaisland.com. Its full of activities for couples and families alike:

    Wednesday, Nov. 25

    The ​SANTA'S WONDERLAND DINNER at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, will bring families together with Santa and his elves for a new wonderland experience including the appearances by an Ice Princess and Jack Frost. 

    The S.S. AMELIA, THE WORLD'S LARGEST GINGERBREAD PIRATE SHIP, arrives at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.

    Join in a magical holiday tradition at the 19TH ANNUAL RITZ-CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. The complimentary fundraiser invites everyone to enjoy holiday cookies, hot chocolate, entertainment including the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Brass Quintet, and the grand finale of Santa’s arrival, set off with spectacular fireworks. For more information, click HERE. 

    Thursday, Nov. 26 

    Show your thanks for good health at the TURKEY TROT 5K, held at the Racquet Park on Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.

    Enjoy traditional favorites, live music, and the Art of Breakfast buffet...   [Read More]




    A December To Remember 2015 Calendar of Events




    Community First Credit Union’s “A December To Remember” 2015 Calendar of Events

    Most events are free! **Denotes ticketed event. 

    This year’s December To Remember lineup of events features two major concert events that will be free and open to the public – The Blind Boys of Alabama on November 29 and country superstar Clint Black on December 5 – along with the return of the beloved family movie nights, Santa appearances, train rides, and several other family-friendly, community-based holiday festivities. All free, family-friendly events at the Amphitheatre are presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

    The Amphitheatre will be open to the public and fully decorated all month long with lights, festive décor, a holiday tree, an Elf Village and festive music. Families are invited to enjoy free train rides, visits with Santa, face-painting, a nightly snowfall and a bounce house during several of the free holiday events held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. To further the mission of spreading goodwill throughout St. Johns County, this year’s December To Remember events will coincide with the City of St. Augustine’s holiday food drive during its annual Nights of Lig...   [Read More]




    EXPLORE 904: What to do on a Rainy Day




    We all know that Florida weather changes by the minute, it can be raining in the front yard and storms rolling in on the back porch. On days like these when you can’t hit the beach, Jacksonville has plenty of indoor options to offer for everyone! Check out this list of awesome places to check out, rain or shine!

    1. Rebounderz of Jacksonville

    What could be more fun than laser tag, archery, bowling, arcades, food, and lots and lots of jumping?! Rebounderz offers over 12,000 feet of trampoline space to play dodge ball, learn some stunts, and even land in a foam pit. If laser tag is your thing, check out the combat style laser tag course with realistic weapons and simulated experience. Prices vary by activity and time but the Extreme Fun Bundle offers hours of fun in every area for $25!  Visit www.rebounderzjacksonville.com for more info.

    2. The Cummer Museum and Gardens

    One of the more beautiful attractions in Jacksonville is the Cummer Museum and Gardens. Come in and explore the numerous exhibits and attractions then take a stroll through the gardens along the St. Johns River. Classes and events are also offered weekly at various prices and for various age groups. Visit www.cummermuseum.org for more info.

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    Historic Tours of Flagler College




    Historic Tours of Flagler College highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, listed as a National Historic Landmark. Built by railroad magnate, Henry M. Flagler in 1888, the Ponce is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and was one of the most exclusive resorts of its day.

    You will begin your tour by exploring the courtyard while learning of the hotel's Spanish Renaissance architecture and of the techniques and innovations used to construct Henry Flagler's vision. Next is the grand lobby where they will stare up into an 68-foot domed ceiling supported by eight ornate oak caryatids hand carved with robed women, each slightly different from the next. The guest will move on to the dining room where 79 Louis Comfort Tiffany Stained Glass windows stream light onto the beautifully hand painted murals on the walls and ceiling.

    Finally, they will visit the Flagler Room, formerly the Women's Grand Parlor, where they will gaze upon hand crafted Austrian crystal chandeliers, a clock containing the largest piece of intact white onyx in the western hemisphere, original hotel furniture and art, as well as personal photos and mementos from Henry Fl...   [Read More]




    Explore 904: The Jacksonville Ale Trail




    We all love a nice cold beer on a hot summer day, how about keeping it local and spending your weekend supporting a local brewery or two! The Jacksonville Ale Trail not only gives you an opportunity for a great time with family and friends, but also to discover your new favorite spot. The trail consists of eight different breweries with something to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Here are the eight different breweries and their locations, all just waiting for you to stop by!

    1. Bold City Brewery, 2670 Gilmore Street #7 in Jacksonville

    Bold City not only gives you great options for a local brew, but also a cool atmosphere to sip in. Is it your first time? You get the chance to grab a flights of beers to pick your favorite!

    photo courtesy: @boldcitybrewery

    2. Aardwolf Brewing Company, 1461 Hendricks Avenue in Jacksonville

    We all know how cool of an area San Marco is, making it an even better place is Aardwolf Brewing. Wednesdays are the best place to stop by as they bring out a batch of something new for you to give it a go. Aardwolf also offers table rentals and room rentals if you are looking to host a special event. Saturdays also include Brewery Yoga!

    3. Intuition Ale Works, 720 King Street in ...   [Read More]



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