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    Gelato July Is Back Every Wednesday At Peterbrooke Chocolatier




    Beat the heat every Wednesday in July with a FREE scoop of fresh, handmade gelato compliments of Peterbrooke Chocolatier for their 3rd Annual Gelato July. Starting Wednesday, July 5, Peterbrooke’s Gelato July offers guests to treat themselves to a scoop of any of their classic gelato flavors, like sea salt caramel and mint chocolate chip, with no purchase necessary. 

    “Gelato is a great alternative to regular ice cream because it is churned slower, creating denser and richer flavors,” says Elizabeth Rice, marketing manager for Peterbrooke Chocolatier. “Our gelato is made daily and in small batches to ensure the freshest, most flavorful and delicious treat for our guests”

    Guests visiting a Peterbrooke Chocolatier shop are invited to receive their refreshing gelato treat every Wednesday throughout the month of July. Gelato July treats are  available at participating Peterbrooke Chocolatier locations in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, Tallahassee, Palm Beach, Atlanta and Tuscaloosa. Gelato flavors will vary per location.

    Peterbrooke Chocolatier® was founded in 1983 with a mission to bring the art of European chocolate making to the United...   [Read More]




    The Jacksonville Landing Celebrates Independence Day




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla – The Jacksonville Landing hosts a celebration for Independence Day on the river and invites you to celebrate. The day will be filled with family-friendly fun, food and drink specials, and live music on the riverfront stage.

    Entertainment on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage, brought to you by Sleiman Enterprises, includes:

    4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Paul Ivey & Souls of Joy

    8:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. X Hale

    9:45 p.m. City of Jacksonville Fireworks

    Also, live music at Fionns MacCool’s by Mikey Clams Band 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

    The Landing Restaurants will be open and each provides a great view of the gorgeous St. Johns River. The inside mall shops will close at 5 p.m. Boat enthusiasts can enjoy free boat docking on a first-come first-serve basis with a maximum length of stay of 72 hours. The Landing is free and open to the public for the Fourth of July.

    The Jacksonville Landing will be gating for this special event. Due to the crowd size, there will be four entry points into The Landing. For quicker access into the event, there will be three express lanes for adults...   [Read More]




    St. Augustine Distillery’s Bourbon and Port Finished Bourbon Win Gold and Platinum at 2017 SIP Awards




    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (June 26, 2017) – St. Augustine Distillery is proud to announce two distinguished medal wins at the recent 2017 Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards including a gold medal for its Florida Double Cask Bourbon and “Best of Class” platinum medal for its Port Finished Bourbon. The distillery was also recently named “Florida Whisky of the Year” by Whisky Advocate and one of the “Best Whiskey Distilleries in America” by Esquire magazine.

    “We are honored to receive these two awards from the SIP competition and recognition from two legendary publications,” said St. Augustine Distillery CEO and co-founder Philip McDaniel. “When both industry experts and consumers recognize the unique finishes we are developing for our whiskies, it validates the approach we have taken to make our spirits. We are extremely proud of our team, and excited about the future of all our brands.”

    The SIP Awards is an international spirits competition, and the only blind tasting competition that enlists consumers as judges. This year, SIP Awards hosted its largest competition to date with 673 spirit brands and 118 consumer judges at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beac...   [Read More]




    Ninja Challenge 2 Day Event To Come To Rebounderz Jacksonville




    Jacksonville, FL (June 27, 2017) – Beginning Thursday July 27, 2017, Rebounderz Jacksonville will host their second annual Rebounderz Ninja Challenge Competition. The largest of its kind in the area, Rebounderz’s Ninja Warrior Course was designed so everyone could enjoy the attraction, including beginner and advanced level patrons. The Rebounderz Ninja Challenge is open to the public to attend, as well as participate; competing age groups include: 7 and under for the Ninja Fun Run, 8-15 years of age (under 60” tall), 8-15 years of age (60” tall and over), and 16 years of age and older.

    In the spirit of family fun and entertainment the Rebounderz Ninja Challenge will include elements of the hit NBC show, American Ninja Warrior. The Rebounderz Ninja Challenge will commence with a pre-event on Wednesday, July 26th where registered competitors pick up their competition packets and will have the opportunity to scope out the course. On Thursday, July 27th, the Ninja Challenge Event will kick off with the Kid’s Ninja Fun Run and Youth Ninja Competition Qualifiers starting in the afternoon and the Adult Ninja Competition starting in the evening. Throughout the two event days, real life American Ninja Warrior competitors will be onsite...   [Read More]




    4th of July Fireworks in Northeast Florida




     

    Fourth of July is on its way and its time to start planning with your family and friends on where you want to go watch the fireworks. Northeast Florida has a lot of good spots to enjoy a wonderful Independence Day. Here are some of the spots where you can watch an amazing fireworks display. 

    Fernandina Beach

    On July 4th, there is an annual fireworks display held in downtown Fernandina Beach around 9:30pm. You’ll also find vendors, live music, games and other entertainment in the area. Be sure to stop by the festivities in downtown Fernandina Beach which normally start around 6:00 PM on the fourth of July, depending on the weather and schedule. Call the city of Fernandina Parks and Recreation Office at (904)-310-3361 for more details as the event approaches. 

    You can’t go wrong with any of these events, but you’ll find plenty of other activities and exciting things to do while you’re on Amelia Island, so be sure to venture out on the 4th and enjoy the great Independence Day atmosphere! 

     

    Jax Beaches

    Do you enjoy walking on the beach and being by the ocean this year for the fourth? Well, you can head down to the beach with some...   [Read More]



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    Web.com Tour Championship Players - Did you know?




    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - This week 125 players will tee it up at Dye's Valley at TPC Sawgrass for the final event of the Web.com Tour Finals.

    The Web.com Tour Finals bring together the top 75 money earners on the Web.com Tour money list, players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR's FedExCup points list and non-members who have earned enough FedExCup points based on their performance on the PGA TOUR to play them 126-200 on that list.  Their statistics, rankings and finishes have been analyzed. In the chart below, we take a different look at the field and offer up a fun fact about each player that you probably haven't heard before. 

    Get to know the field at the Web.com Tour Championship Steven Alker The New Zealander has worked as a petroleum engineer and a carpet cleaner.  Mark Anderson The BMW Charity Pro-Am champ carries chicken tenders in his golf bag for a snack. Alex Aragon He graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree from Stanford University Ricky Barnes His father was a punter for the New England Patriots (1973-74).  Cameron Beckma...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Pre Game Weigh In




    Once again, the lackluster play of the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbacks leaves fans with a gritty and disgusted taste in their mouth. Some feel the team would be better with a certain hometown hero who would love to see him don the black and teal. I disagree. Rusty Smith would probably not make this squad better at the moment. But I digress...

    The Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) face off against the Seattle Seahawks (2-0) on the second West Coast game of the season. Jacksonville stayed out in California during the week to avoid making an extra trip and practiced at a local college. The offense as a whole struggled again last week, losing against the Oakland Raiders 19-9, but showed signs of life late in the game when quarterback Chad Henne threw a late touchdown to tight end Allen Reisner in the 4th quarter.  Defensively, the Jaguars made enough plays to keep the team in the game, holding the Raiders to 4 field goals and rookie safety Jonathan Cyprien started to look a little more comfortable as he had 3 hard-hitting tackles and forced a 4th quarter fumble, which the Jaguars recovered and turned into points.  Looking forward to Seattle, what can we expect from this game? Well, one can only hope that the Jaguars can find a way to play smart football...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Predictions - Will They Beat Oakland




    28-2. Let that score sink in for a bit. Has it resonated with you yet? Good. Now it's time to move on. Last weekend's Chiefs-Jaguars game left a really sour taste in the mouths of most Jaguars fans. But, week one in the NFL has always been considered "Overreaction Week", and thus we should try and push that game out of our collective memories. The Jacksonville Jaguars head to the West Coast to face the Oakland Raiders (0-1) Sunday afternoon. A disappointing 1st loss as head coach Gus Bradley looks for a much better performance than what was put out last week at home. The Jaguars will have a new quarterback at the helm in Chad Henne, as Blaine Gabbert suffered a laceration during the game with the Chiefs and needed stitches on his throwing hand. Also ruled out is guard Will Rackley, as his knee issue is still causing issues, and rookie cornerback Dwayne Gratz as he suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's game. The Oakland Raiders are starting Terrelle Pryor again at quarterback, after his performance last week (19-29, 219 yards passing, 1 TD; 13 carries, 112 yards) kept the Raiders in the game against the Indianapolis Colts.  The Raiders lack a lot of talent on both sides of the ball, but Pryor does provide a spark that the team desperately needs. So what do the J...   [Read More]




    Sports Update - Jaguars Game Tomorrow




    Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars open up the 2013 regular season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. It's been a long and interesting off-season for the Jaguars. Out with old GM Gene Smith and Head Coach Mike Mularkey, and in with a new regime with GM Dave Caldwell and first-time head coach Gus Bradley. This team has overhauled its roster, change its philosophy, and has made it through training camp. Now the real games begin. The Jaguars' opponents, the Kansas City Chiefs, have undergone some major changes as well. New Head Coach Andy Reid is at the helm and he mad e the move to trade for San Francisco 49'ers QB Alex Smith, who is their immediate future. With a team that appears to be loaded with talent on the defensive side of the ball and a dangerous running back in Jamal Charles, it appears the Jaguars have an uphill battle. As a fan, it's tough to think that your team is really as bad as it is. And the Jaguars have a lot to do to see long-term success, but I feel that if the Jags can do these three things on Sunday afternoon, the team and the fans will walk out with a win. Offense- Jaguars need a minimum of 325 yards of offense. Blaine Gabbert appears to be the starter coming into thi...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Planning On Honoring JT Townsend At This Weekends Game




    Jacksonville Fl - Jacksonville is honoring JT Townsend in a big way this week and it's all to keep his legacy alive.  The celebration of his life will be a part of the season opener for the Jaguars this weekend. Three months ago, JT passed away at age 26. JT started the JT Townsend Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities. This year, he graduated from the University of North Florida which was one of the happiest days for mom, Carmen Townsend.Jaguars game tickets purchased through the Give and Go program will give a portion of the proceeds to the foundation to continue the work JT started. The foundation is also selling the special edition game day shirts on its website for $15....   [Read More]



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    Dech The Chairs In Jacksonville Beach Info




    The public is invited to celebrate Deck The Chairs - Light the Beach on Sunday, November 30, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  as we "throw the switch" to light decorated lifeguard chairs and a 23-foot tall holiday tree on display in Latham Plaza and the Seawalk Pavilion.

    The official lighting ceremony will feature live music provided by BRASS and special recognitions including "Deck The Chairs Spirit of the Corps Award" that honors a Corps member, past or present, for exemplifying the traditions, attitudes, and purpose of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp.

    Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic red chairs of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp.  Free and open to the public, the light display aims to build community pride, foster private and public relationships, and provide a wholesome and festive downtown during the holidays.

    For more photos, click here

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    Slide into Spring Music and Craft Beer Festival Coming Back To Fernandina On 28th & 29th, 2015




    Goin’ Coastal Music Series is proud to announce the return of the Slide into Spring Music and Craft Beer presented by Sweetwater Brewing Company. Its coming back to Main Beach in Fernandina on March 28th and 29th of 2015 with headliner Matisyahu! After a successful inaugural event, one that featured folk legend Keller Williams and a handful of other national acts, over a dozen craft breweries and countless entertainment opportunities, Slide into Spring returns to help raise money for 8 Flags Playscapes, Inc. and the Nassau Humane Society. Last year the event raised over $15,000 for the 8 Flags Playscapes project, Pirate Playground. This year we hope to help both groups move closer to some other big projects they have on their plate.

    This year we have taken the event to a whole other level. The event has been pushed to a 2-day event, has an over-the-top music lineup, increased entertainment zone, early morning yoga seminars, a beach clean-up, off-site primitive camping and much, much more.

    Saturday, we stick to the roots of the first year with a funky music line-up, craft beer tasting in the early part of the day, interactive kids zone and area food trucks. Pensacola up and comers Post Pluto will kick things off. After that, Jackso...   [Read More]




    The Wailers coming to Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on February 11, 2015




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (November 19, 2014) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes legendary reggae group The Wailers on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, November 21 at 10 a.m.

    There is no more legendary of a band in Jamaican music history than The Wailers. Formed in 1969, The Wailers continue its worldwide campaign of promoting peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari.

    Named by Time Magazine as the "Best Album of the 20th Century" and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Exodus is also the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide. Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, The Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear.

     

    Photo Credit: Tony Di Lorenzo

    Their nucleus formed in 1969, when Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Pet...   [Read More]




    Gator Country Fall Concert Series Recap




    Jacksonville, FL (November 19) From November 5 to November 16, the Jacksonville Fair arrived and provided fair-goers many shows during the two weeks. The Gator Country Concert Series also came onto the scene. It all started on Thursday November 6 with Thompson Square to kick off the concert. They opened their show with their hit song “I Got You” and performed with excellence and energy. They played their best songs such as “Let’s Fight”, ”I Can’t Outrun You”, “Glass”, “If I Didn’t Have You”, and “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”. I found their show great and a great start to the concert series.

    The next day was not what was expected. With a cold front coming in, many people didn’t show up to see Lindsay Ell. She is a new upcoming country artist from Canada, and was an awesome guitar player. I do wish for more female guitar pickers, and this was something new for Jacksonville. Her performance was great, and she can rock out on a guitar. Her songs that got her on country radio are “Shut Me Up”, and “Trippin on Us”. I hope she comes back when the weather is better so everybody can see how awesome she is.

    The second...   [Read More]




    Sarah McLachlan To Play At The St Augustine Ampitheatre March 25, 2015




    St. Augustine, Fla. (November 10, 2014) – Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan announced today that she will kick off the second leg of her North America “Shine On Tour” on February 27th in San Antonio, TX. The 24-city trek will visit major venues and cities across the country including a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 21 at 10a.m.

    McLachlan's unparalleled ability to craft finely tuned lyrics has led to an enduring career as one of the most beloved artists of the past two decades. She is one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She is an eight-time Juno Award winner and a three-time Grammy Award winner. McLachlan’s landmark fifth album, the 10x-platinum Surfacing, contained two Grammy Award-winning tracks: “Building a Mystery” and “Last Dance”. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour showcasing female musicians which raised over $7 million for local and national charities over its three years and in 2002 founded her non-profit organization the S...   [Read More]



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    2014 NAS JAX Air Show Details




    NAS Jax Air Show Birthplace of the Blue Angels. The Dates of the air show this year are October 25th and 26th. Gates open at 9 a.m. Show begins at 10 a.m. There will be free parking, admission and Kid’s Zone and the event is open to the public. At the NAS Jax Air Show you will witness thrills like never before from a variety of military and civilian demonstrations. The new Spitfire Jet Semi will be racing down the runway at speeds more than 300 mph. The grand finale will be the Navy’s flight demonstration team: The Blue Angels. While you are at the show enjoy military and civilian aircraft displays, shop at novelty, food and beverage booths, or head to the free Kid’s Zone for games and activities for all ages.

     

    2014 Performers: 

    US Navy Blue Angels

    View Performer Site

    The Blue Angels flight demonstration team is more than just a group of individuals; brought together to represent the United States Navy and Marine Corps. This team combines the best and brightest, at the top 

    of their craft. Their camaraderie and chemistry assure the team mission is more than just a job – it’s a passion!

    Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators. The ...   [Read More]




    Summer Splash Bash At Landing




    Summer Splash Bash

    DATE: July 26, 2014 TIME: 10am-2pm COST: Free

    Splash into The Landing for free boat rides, water games, live entertainment, water slides, bounce houses, vendors, food, giveaways and more! Event is open for ALL ages.

    Performance Schedule: 10:00 a.m. Carla Wyatt, Haley Revak, Amy Kemp, Ava Billings 10:30 a.m. Ultimate Dance and Tumble 11:00 a.m. Alyssa Billings, Kayla Putzke, Mikkala Bransome 11:30 a.m. Kelby Corman, Alexas Bransome, Megan Walker 12:00 p.m. Jaylyn Jackson, Clay Boatright  12:30 p.m. Connor Blackley and Cortnie Frazier  1:00 p.m. Water Balloon Toss and Games 1:30 p.m. Cassidy Kinsman and Hunter Huges

    ...   [Read More]




    10 Events This Weekend




    10 Events Happening This Weekend:

    1. Friday, July 18 - Mellow Mushroom Jacksonville Beaches 5th yr. anniversary. Split Tone comes on at 10:30pm 2. Friday, July 18 - Summer Black Out Affair ( All Black Party) @ Voodoo Ultra Lounge at the Landing. Doors open at 9pm 3. Friday, July 18 - Mavericks is having their July Birthdays Party! Doors open at 8pm 4. Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20 - Mega Pet Adoption Event at the Jacksonville Fair Grounds. Daily from 10am - 6pm 5. Saturday, July 19 - Ancient City Classic @ Pedro Menendez High, Finals begin at 7pm 6. Saturday, July 19 - Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren Bridge in Riverside - 10am - 4pm 7. Saturday, July 19 - Tour the Catty Shack Ranch with a Night Feeding Tour. Gates open at 6pm; feeding begins at 7:30pm 8. Sunday, July 20 - Sumer Time in the City Music Showcase at 1904 - All Afternoon  9. Sunday, July 20 - American Idol Live will be at the St. Augustine Ampitheatre. Show at 7pm 10. Sunday, July 20 - $1 Bowling Night at latitude 30 from 7pm-close

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    New Downtown Bike Rental Program




    Now, you can rent a bike in Downtown Jacksonville from the Riverfront Hyatt. Cruise around Jacksonville with Hyatt’s new bike service, a fun way to view the city up close while feeling the warm Florida sun on your face. Pedaling up and down the riverfront is an experience you can only appreciate here in Jacksonville.

    At the Hyatt, rentals are available 24-hours a day from the concierge desk so guests can cruise the Riverwalk to catch a sunrise, pedal Hyatt’s 2.25 and 3.75 mile detailed routes through downtown or check out the area’s shopping, dining and nightlife destinations. All that stands between you and your exciting excursion is a stop by their Concierge desk.

    Photo Credit: Michael D. Alligood  

    Bike rentals are not just limited to guest. Anyone in the area is able to rent them with proper ID and Credit Card. Age requirement is 18+ and the cost is $25.00 per 24 hours. Call and ask to speak to the concierge desk for more details: 904 588 1234

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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]



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