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    Florida Springs You've Gotta See!




    Florida is known for its beaches, but are you looking for a new place to explore? The perfect way to spend a day is visiting one of the many beautiful springs all over the sunshine state! Grab some friends, get some floats, and prepare for a relaxing day at one of these Top Springs in Florida!

    1. Itchetucknee Springs State Park  Fort White, FL

    photo courtesy: @andiegraney

    This six-mile long crystal clear river flows gently through wetlands and under sunshine for a great day with family and friends. The best way to enjoy the river is by floating, bring your own or rent one on sight! The park isn’t just for tubers as there is plenty of hiking, wildlife viewing, and picnic areas for all to enjoy. Love to paddle board or kayak? Bring it on! Perks of this park: Floats rentals and great for families

    2. Juniper Springs Silver Springs, FL

    photo courtesy: @whenthesunrises_

    Ocala National Park has so much to explore! One of the best places being the Juniper Springs Recreation Area that includes plenty of swimming under a rooftop of palm trees and hundred year old live oaks. Bring a picnic along to enjoy in one of the picnic areas before taking a hike on one of the wildlife trails! Perks of ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville IceMen Hockey Team Release 2017-18 Schedule




    Jacksonville, Fla. - The Jacksonville Icemen, the city's new professional hockey team, have released the teams schedule for their first season in Jacksonville, which begins in October. The Icemen will have a total of 36 home games and 25 of them will be on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

    2017 Schedule:

    October

    14  Saturday   vs. ORLANDO  7:30pm 21  Saturday   vs. SOUTH CAROLINA 7:30pm 26  Thursday   vs. ATLANTA  7:30pm

    November

    4     Saturday  at Greenville   7:00pm 5     Sunday   at South Carolina  3:05pm 8     Wednesday  at Brampton   7:15pm 10   Friday   at Manchester   6:00pm 11   Saturday  at Reading   4:00pm 15   Wednesday  vs. SOUTH CAROLINA  10:30am* 17   Friday   vs. FLORIDA   7:30pm 18   Saturday  at Florida   7:00pm 21   Tuesday  at Orlando   7:00pm 22   Wednesday  vs. ORLANDO  7:30pm 24   Friday   vs. ATLANTA  7:30pm 26   Sunday   at  Atlanta   2:05pm 28   Thursday   vs. ORLANDO&nbs...   [Read More]




    New Donut Shop Has Opened In San Marco




    Good Dough, a 1,750-square-foot artisan doughnut shop located at 1636 Hendricks Avenue has now opened. They will offer three varieties of doughnuts including yeast, cake and old-fashioned.

    Good Dough’s owner Logan Moore said the shop will offer 15 to 18 doughnut flavors each day. Some of the flavors include brown butter glaze, raspberry, salted caramel, chocolate ganache and lemon meringue.

    Vagabond Coffee Roasters will provide the coffee for Good Dough’s drink menu, which includes lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, cold brew and coffee soda, among others.

    Parking is available in the lot behind their shop which can be accessed by the alleyway off Lasalle. There is also street parking along Hendricks, Lasalle and Landon. They are opened Monday-Friday from 7am till 2pm, Saturday from 8am till 2pm and Sunday from 9am till 2pm.

     

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    South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen And American Kyle Stanley Are Tied For The Lead At The Players Championship After 36 Holes




     

    At nine-under, South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and American Kyle Stanley are tied for the lead at golf’s unofficial fifth major with JB Holmes a shot behind, followed by veteran Vijay Singh at seven-under at the halfway point of the Players Championship.

    Adam Scott battled a misbehaving putter to remain in the mix at two-under. After leading the field in putting during the first round, the 36-year-old missed a series of short putts but scrapped for an even-par 72. But Scott remained positive about his score on a brutal Sawgrass set-up. Phil Mickelson and Jason Day finished at 2 under par. Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson finished at even par for the 36 holes.

    Meanwhile, four-time major winner Rory McIlroy will undergo an MRI in Belfast on Monday after aggravating an injury that had kept him on the sidelines for seven weeks earlier this year. McIlroy shot a 71 today to make the cut with an even-par total. 

    Jordan Spieth struggled for the second consecutive day at the Players Championship on Friday, shooting a second-round, three-over 75 to miss the cut at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

    Spieth finished the tournament at four-over and accomp...   [Read More]




    The Blind Rabbit Closes Their Riverside Location




    A popular restaurant on King Street in Riverside locked its doors Sunday without any advanced notice or explanation. The Blind Rabbit, located at 901 King Street posted a sign on the front door Monday stating that the business had closed and telling customers to visit the restaurant's Jacksonville Beach location.

    On Sunday afternoon, the Blind Rabbit posted on its Facebook page, "After 5 years we are saying good bye to Riverside today after brunch! Thank you for all the support over the years you will be missed. Come visit our Jax beach location! “

    Back in July of 2015, an employee of the restaurant, 20-year-old Daniel Rowe, was shot and killed while taking out the garbage. Police described this as a robbery attempt and Erron Coleman has been charged with Rowe's murder, along with armed robbery, burglary and weapons charges.

    No one knows if that incident had anything to do with the sudden closure of the whiskey and burger bar that had been known for its crowds. Their website still has both locations listed as open.

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    Jaguars Vs Eagles Recap




    Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars lost against the Philadelphia Eagles 31-24. The third preseason game is usually the most important game to see how a team looks and how everything operates and even though the Jaguars lost, there's a lot of positives to take from the game. Chad Henne played ok, but the offense looks good. Henne's first drive went 90 yards and hit WR Justin Blackmon for a 17-yard touchdown. Then on a later drive, Henne hit TE Allen Reisner for an 8-yard touchdown. Photo Courtesy: JaguarsThe running game looks STRONG. Jordan Todman rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown, that included a 63-yard explosive touchdown run. Denard Robinson had 7 carries and 33 yards, but he looked decisive and can be very dangerous. Pass rush flashed, but still not where it needs to be. The defense had two sacks, but also a few QB hurries as well. Eagles QB Michael Vick did not look comfortable and was flushed out of the pocket a few times throughout the night. Photo Courtesy: JaguarsThe Jacksonville defense also cause 3 turnovers; One interception and two forced fumbles. The Jaguars have to capitalize on turnovers and turn them into point. The Jaguars final preseason game is on Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons and by Monday morning,...   [Read More]




    Steve Miller Band with guests Los Lonely Boys April 2nd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre!




    Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ‘60s. with albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music - and society - could be in the years to come. Then, in the ‘70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n’ roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Abracadabra” among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio – and impossible not to sing along with. Running through Miller’s catalogue is a combination of virtuosity and songcraft along with melodic vocals and signature guitar riffs. His parents were jazz aficionados – Les Paul was his godfather – so as a budding guitarist and singer, Mill...   [Read More]



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    El Galeón - Docked in Jacksonville, Florida Through Veterans Day




    El Galeón, the 1/1 scale reconstruction of a 16th Century Spanish galleon will be docked in Jacksonville, Florida in front of the Hyatt through Veterans Day.

    The ship will be docked at the City Dock on Coastal Dr, and will be open for public tours from Wednesday, November 5th through Tuesday, November 11th & hours are 10am-6pm daily. Five of the six decks are available for tour, which holds an exhibition about the "San Pelayo", the Spanish galleon that founded St. Augustine, the first city in the US. It carries an all-Spanish crew of about the history to the ship and what it is like to sail on her.

    The ship, El Galeon Andalucia (refered to as in Spain) is a 170 foot, 495 ton, authentic wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet. With information about 16th century European sailing techniques and technology, as well as important Florida history exhibits, El Galeón will tell the 500 year story since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León on the eastern shore of Florida. St. Augustine has been named El Galeón's home American port for the foreseeable future.

    for more info, visit: http://www.elgaleon...   [Read More]




    Top 10 North Florida Resorts and Hotels




    The results are in and we have put together a guide for the top 10 resorts, hotels and places to stay in North Florida. Whether you are visiting for a few days from out of town or a local looking for a quick weekend staycation , this list will ensure luxurious, clean and safe accommodations that are the best in the area!

    1. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa

    Ponte Vedra Beach

    Nestled along the northeast Florida Northeast Coast in Ponte Vedra Beach, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa is a breathtaking destination for golf getaways, family vacations, and romantic escapes. Encompassing 63 stunning acres, their resort offers a beautiful landscape of trees, lagoons, waterfalls and views to the green fairways of the TPC Sawgrass. In addition to their 510 beautifully appointed guest rooms, golfers, families and executive groups alike can revel in true relaxation at the thoughtfully renovated Villas at Sawgrass.

    Play over 99 holes of championship golf, including the two championship golf courses at TPC Sawgrass, connected to the resort by a golf cart path. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa is a soothing retreat from urban life. Enjoy the tranquility and pristine sands of Ponte Vedra ...   [Read More]




    2014 Jacksonville Fair Entertainment Schedule




    This year, the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair's entertainment lineup promises something for everyone. A broad range of top performers will take the stage during the 12-day event, treating audiences to everything from classic rock, country and blues to golden oldies.  All entertainment will be on the outdoor stage and will be free with admission to the Fair.

    VIP Seating is offered @ $10 per ticket (gate admission not included).  VIP Seating is for select shows on a first come, first serve basis in a reserved area not reserved seating.  If you wish to charge your VIP tickets, CLICK HERE .  This link will take you to our on-line store where you may purchase your tickets.  VIP tickets will not be mailed after,October 28th, they will be held for pick-up in the Fair Administration Office.

    Wednesday November 5th

    J. Collins Band

    Entertainment Stage - 8:00pm

    Local fan base country artist J. Collins captures audiences through his powerful stage presence. Collins has opened for Molley Hatchet, Chris Young, Colt Ford, Lo Cash Cowboys, Big & Rich, Kellie Pickler and many notable others. His single "Party Our Hats Off" has been played nati...   [Read More]




    First Annual Gamble Rogers Fest at Ponte Vedra to be held at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Saturday, December 6, 2014




    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (October 27, 2014) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes the First Annual Gamble Rogers Fest to Ponte Vedra on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

    Celebrating 20 years of music production and support of music education, the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, will present a one day Americana music festival at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Saturday, December 6, 2014. This festival will complement the annual schedule of concerts and the Gamble Rogers Music Festival held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in May.

    The First Annual Gamble Rogers Fest at Ponte Vedra will feature food trucks, art booths, musical memorabilia, a raffle for a variety of must-have treasures and a stunning lineup of live music. Among the acts that will perform are Michael Jordan, The Rubies, Sam Pacetti, Carlos and Carlos, Flagship Romance, Wild Shiners, The Willowwacks, Amy Hendrickson and closing out the bill, the phenomenal threesome originally from the Florida Panhandle but currently wowing audiences in and around Charlottesville, VA – The Currys. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and the music will begin at 1:30 p.m. Admission is by donation and the recommended minimum donation is $1...   [Read More]




    Jax Beach Oktoberfest October 25 & 26




    Jax Beach is getting ready for their very own Oktoberfest. There will be live music, food trucks, games and much more. The festival, free and open to the public will be on October 25 and 26th at the Sea Walk Pavilion. 

    Complete with polka bands, a food truck village and the best view at the beach, the Beaches Oktoberfest is an event you wont want to miss. Happening on Saturday October 25 and Sunday October 26th at Sea Walk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, the 2 day festival has something to offer for all ages. There will be a chug n run on Saturday at 2:30 pm and other contest like a brat eating contest and stein holding contest on Sunday. 

    There is also a moon lit movie Sunday featuring the movie Ghost Busters. You wont want to miss this festival. Hours are from noon - 10 pm daily. For more information, visit: www.BeachesOktoberfest.com

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    10 steps to throw an awesome 4th of July BBQ




    10 steps to throw an awesome 4th of July BBQ:   1. Decor: Theme out your place in red white and blue  2. Food: Make sure to have a variety of food to please the diet cheaters and the healthy eaters. 3. Signature Cocktail: Every party needs one for the adults! Here is one of our favorites: The Star Spangled Spritzer or Watermelon Punch. Make sure you have a variety of American beer on hand, no one wants to leave the party to make a beer run.      4. Heat Control: Make sure to keep your guest cool this holiday with fans, shade, pool, or a slip and slide  5. Music: A must have at all parties. Put together that all American playlist and make sure it's family friendly.  6. Dessert: Everyone loves to indulge a little during the holidays so treat your guest to a little something sweet. Don't forget those Red, White & Blue Ice Pops!  7. Activities: Make sure to have activities for all ages, corn hole, volleys ball, lawn twister or Jenga are a couple ideas that come to mind.     8. Be Prepared: Anticipate  your guest need with some basic items, extra bathing suits and towels, bug spray and band aids.  9. Paper Products: Think paper - they are easy to clean up, so ...   [Read More]




    New Leaf First Coast Music Fest announces two day local music festival!




    The Second Annual First Coast Music Fest has been announced for Labor Day weekend; August 30th and 31st, 2014.

    The New Leaf First Coast Music Fest is Jacksonville’s largest local music festival to be held at Underbelly, 1904 Music Hall, and Burro Bar; all in The Elbow district of downtown. This year the festival has expanded to two days and will feature some of Jacksonville’s most talented bands on four stages.

    “After last year’s First Coast Music Fest, we decided there was not enough time for all the talented groups Jacksonville has to offer, so we took the extra step to make the festival two days this year.” says Shawn Jasmin, the promoter for the First Coast Music Fest. “We are very happy to be partnered with Jacksonville companies such as New Leaf Vapor Company, Jam Brothers Music, 904 Happy Hour, Crazy Dave’s Music, The Loop Pizza Grill,The Elbow, and Free Time Radio. We hope by partnering with local companies we can make a big impact on the local economy here in Jacksonville.”

    This year’s festival lineup includes Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, World Gone, Palm Trees & Power Lines, Fusebox Funk, Lucky Costello, S.P.O.R.E., Sir Charles, Bryce Alastair Band, City Boi, EverSay, Askmeific...   [Read More]




    Historic Main Street Cruise Being Forced To Shut Down




    The monthly Historic Springfield Main Street Cruise is being forced to shut down due to city red tape. The event has been happening for over 2 years now and John Wells, a representative from the event has spoken out to why it is being canceled: 

    "I've been asked to explain what has happened: The city has several stages that they rent out. The only problem is that it's a nightmare trying to get one for the average person. The biggest problem is that when you place the application and post the insurance they won't give you an answer if you are lacking anything. Last year when we rented the stage for the BIG ENGINE show, we were right up to the last day trying to find out if they were going to let us have the stage. Others who have rented these stages have told the same story. One told me they laid some new crap on her 3 hours before the stage was supposed to be delivered and she was jumping through her butt trying to satisfy them. There continue to be new requirements ALL the time. You can't put on a show like this. How can you plan anything if you don't know if you have a stage? This year I was not going to let this happen again. I started out well in advance and reserved one of the stages and filed the application and was to...   [Read More]




    The Summer Boating Season is now underway – Get out on the water today!




    The kids are out of school and summer is official underway, are you ready to go boating?  We are lucky to live here in Northeast Florida where we have plenty of waterways to choose from; the St. Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean, and a multitude of creeks and tributaries.  So why not grab your family and get out on a boat this summer?  It is the perfect way to connect with your kids and have a ton of fun!

    I recommend the boating lifestyle to all families and not just because I am in the boating business.  I grew up with parents who were competitive water skiers at Cypress Gardens and always being on a boat together strengthened our bond.  Nowadays, the distractions are everywhere – smartphones, tablets, ipads, video game systems, you name it – but when you are on a boat you have the opportunity to unplug and focus on your time together.

    Having fun is what summer is all about!  You can swim, fish, water-ski, wakeboard, all things you can’t do if you aren’t on the water.  There are also plenty of art, science or music projects you can conduct on the water.  The important part is being together with no schedule, few distractions, and a focus on the family.

    Boa...   [Read More]




    Crosby, Stills & Nash Return To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Sunday, August 10, 2014




    St. Augustine, FL (April 28, 2014) – Crosby, Stills & Nash return to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 10, 2014. The group last took the stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in August 2009. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 2 at 10am. On the heels of their sold out March 2014 tour, Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced additional U.S. summer tour dates. Adding to their already announced July tour, the new dates include a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The group will perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member.

    More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played its first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times—with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Hollies, respectively. They are also in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, honored both for CSN as a group, and as individual solo artists.

    CSN's music first became a corners...   [Read More]



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