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    The Mini Bar Donuts + Coffee Is Opening This Saturday




    The Mini Bar Donuts + Coffee is opening at 1300 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach at 9am this Saturday. The Mini Bar will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 13 and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Jacksonville natives Brooke Sams and her husband, Chase, are the owners of the store. They will also offer coffee by Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and beer by local breweries such as Jacksonville Beach-based Southern Swells Brewing Co.

    “The donuts are all made to order, so if you come you’ll always get a hot donut,” Sams said. “There will be a set menu you can pick from but you can also come in and build your own donut with any number of crazy toppings.”

    The Mini Bar will have 16 donut flavors, including s’mores, peanut butter cup, cookies n’ crème, jelly, birthday cake and a variety of glazes such as vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter and maple. A gluten-free donut also will be available. Their donuts are about a third of the size of a regular donut. This means you get to try more flavors each visit.

    The 2,800-square-foot space will have 30 inside seats plus lounge seats and a 1,700-square-foot outdoor courtyard. Sams said she anticipates having a staff of 15. The s...   [Read More]




    NFL’S FINAL EIGHT TAKE CENTER STAGE IN DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS




    And then there were eight. The NFL heads into the Divisional Playoffs with a slate of four key games on tap. 

    On Saturday, January 13, the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3), who won the NFC East and secured the No. 1 seed in the NFC, will host the Atlanta Falcons (11-6) at Lincoln Financial Field to kick off the weekend (NBC, 4:35 PM ET). That night in primetime (CBS, 8:15 PM ET), the New England Patriots (13-3), who won the AFC East and own the No. 1 seed in the AFC, will host the Tennessee Titans (10-7) at Gillette Stadium.

    On Sunday, January 14, the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3), the AFC North champions, will welcome the AFC South-champion Jacksonville Jaguars (11-6) to Heinz Field (CBS, 1:05 PM ET) and the Minnesota Vikings (13-3), who won the NFC North, will host the New Orleans Saints (12-5) at U.S. Bank Stadium (FOX, 4:40 PM ET), the home of Super Bowl LII.

    Saturday, January 13

    NFC     Atlanta at Philadelphia 4:35 PM ET                                          

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    Teal Beer and Food Will Be Served At Sunday’s Jaguars vs Bills Game




    Jacksonville Jaguars fans will get to enjoy teal beer at Everbank Field for Sunday’s home playoff game thanks to the Jacksonville Anheuser Busch Brewery!

    The beer will be sold throughout the stadium on Sunday while supplies last. In addition to the teal beer, Delaware North, the official food provider for the Jaguars, will be creating additional teal fare to support the Jaguars first home playoff game since the 1999-2000 NFL season.

    Here’s what fans can expect:

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    City of Jacksonville to Host "Bills Bustin' Bash" This Friday




    Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and the City of Jacksonville will host the “Bills Bustin’ Bash” this Friday, January 5 at 5 p.m. at Daily’s Place to help demonstrate fan support and excitement for the jaguars playoff game. The Jaguars are AFC South Division champions and will host an AFC Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday, January 7 at EverBank Field.

    The stadium gates will open at 4 p.m. and the festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. Fans can expect remarks by Mayor Curry and Jaguars Owner Shad Khan as well as performances by THE ROAR of the Jaguars and the D-Line.  Jaguars alumni from their 1999 playoff team will be in attendance to sign autographs beginning at 4:15 p.m.

    Mayor Curry stated "We are incredibly proud of our Jaguars and their tremendous success this season," "This rally is a fun opportunity for fans to rally together to showcase our pride, love and support for our home team. Go Jags! Let's Bust the Bills!" 

    The fans can register in advance to attend the rally at www.jaguars.com/mayorsbash

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    THE ALLIGATOR FARM IN ST. AUGUSTINE CELEBRATES ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY




    The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park this year celebrates its 125th Anniversary. The beloved Northeast Florida destination will mark its century-and-a-quarter birthday with a wide range of celebrations and special events, most notably the opening of a brand-new attraction, Oasis on the Nile.

    A History of Crowd-Pleasing and Conservation

    The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park was founded in 1893 as a small exhibition of Florida reptiles, and it soon became a quintessential Florida attraction. In 1937 it was purchased by W.I. Drysdale and F. Charles Usina, who began acquiring additional animals from other alligator farms, zoos, and museums, and by the 1950s, The Alligator Farm had become world famous. In the 1970s, scientists from the University of Florida began research on the premises, and exhibits were improved, with additions including the theater, outdoor amphitheater, and the stunning rookery boardwalk.

    Since 1989, The American Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has extended accreditation to The Alligator Farm, elevating the institution to a select list of zoos, aquariums, and other zoological facilities throughout the nation recognized for the quality and care of their collections.

    A ...   [Read More]



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    Jaguars Trip To London




    London - This past weekend, our Jaguars traveled to London to play the San Fransisco 49ers. The final score was 42-10. Although the team lost, the brand was instilled into the hearts of many fans in the UK. The Jaguars staff, players & cheerleaders attended many events while over in London like a massive pep rally. Football fans from all over the area came to cheer on the Jags in hopes that there might be more games in the coming years that would frequent the country. Photos from london will be uploaded on wednesday when our photographer lands back in the USA

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    Jaguars Vs Chargers Pregame Report




     

    JACKSONVILLE FL - If there ever was such a thing as a moral victory in football, the Jacksonville Jaguars would have achieved that during the game against the Denver Broncos. The game was competitive most of the way through, the defense made big plays and the offense was able to move the ball. Sure they still lost 35-19, but it has given hope to the fans in this city that he Jaguars might be able to win a few games his year, provided that the game last week wasn't just a fluke. 

    The Jaguars (0-6) will square off against the San Diego Chargers (3-3) at Everbank Field Sunday. The Chargers come into this game after a close win against the Indianapolis Colts last Monday night and are on a short week. Quarterback Phillip Rivers had a decent game, throwing for 237 yards and a touchdown in the game against the Colts. The Chargers had a solid running game too, rushing for 147 yards. Jacksonville's offense will be without some play makers this week as wide receivers Ace Sanders and Stephen Burton are out with concussions. Cecil Shorts III is questionable with a shoulder injury, but should be expected to play through the pain. The Jaguars are expected to have tight end Marcedes Lewis back to play this week, after re-tweaking a c...   [Read More]




    Want to SHRED BODY FAT?! Follow These 4 Steps




    If you are frustrated with your body fat, don’t worry. You just need to alter your approach, and combine these 4 Steps to help you shed body fat.

    By implementing ALL of these 4 Steps you will be seeing less flabby body fat and more FABULOUS muscle tone in no time. Some people incorporate one or two of the following suggestions but fail to combine ALL of them, and thus fail to get rid of unwanted body fat as quickly and efficiently as they would like to…But you don’t want to be one of those people, right?

    Following ALL of these 4 Steps has been proven to help people reduce body fat faster than doing them alone.  So get to it, and get results!

    HIIT (High Intensity Intermittent Training)

    Steady paced cardiovascular exercise is great for your overall health, but when it comes to losing body fat it has less impact when compared to a HIIT workout!

    HITT is a combination of high intensity cardio intervals followed immediately by low intensity intervals. It’s a great way to torch unwanted body fat. The key is to keep yourself moving until you have completed your intervals. Also, it can include a combination of any form of cardi...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Vs Broncos Pre Game




    Blaine Gabbert is officially done as a quarterback in Jacksonville, in my eyes at least. His play during the Rams game was atrocious and I’ve finally hit that point where I don’t think he’s going to get any better here. We’ve all got that breaking point, and I’ve finally reached mine. But you guys don’t want to hear me rant about the QB situation in  Jacksonville. You want to know if the Jaguars have a chance at winning this next game. So let’s dive in.

    The Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) face off in Denver against the Broncos (5-0) tomorrow afternoon. This game’s importance is only relevant to the national media who want to see the most lopsided victory in NFL history and those who want to try and make some money in Vegas. The Broncos are a Super Bowl caliber team; the Jaguars aren’t. But even though these two teams are on opposite directions and statistics tell you that this shouldn’t be a competitive game, remember what happened on that day in January in 1997 (if you aren’t aware of the story, please catch yourself up on Jaguars history) 

    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has 20 TD passes to 1 interception and is on pace to break many NFL passing records. His weapons in Julius T...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Predictions - Will We Win




    Jacksonville FL - Another week, another embarrassing loss for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although the outcome against the Seattle Seahawks was expected, there were a few positive spots in the game. Rookie safety Jonathan Cyprien had a sack and forced fumble that was recovered and turned into points. The Jaguars managed to score two touchdowns this week doubling their total from the first two weeks. So the team is making progress, right? Right?

    The Jaguars (0-3) host the Indianapolis Colts (2-1) at Everbank Field Sunday afternoon. This is the first home game after the long two-week West Coast road trip and this game also signifies the return of quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who missed the previous two games due to a hand injury. Also returning to the field is tight end Marcedes Lewis, who's presence will be felt on both the offensive line and in the passing game as another potential weapon for the offense.  Colts QB Andrew Luck comes into the game after a decent performance against the San Francisco 49'ers (17-26, 159 yards, 1 rushing TD) looking to improve on a 1-1 record against the Jaguars. 

    Colts newly acquired RB Trent Richardson has been getting more accustomed to the play book and should see an expanded role in their of...   [Read More]



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    Downtown Jacksonville Aquarium Renderings




    Its been talked about for years now and finally, plans have been released on what an Aquarium could look like that would be situated in downtown Jacksonville. The aquarium would  find its home in downtown Jacksonville in the vacant Shipyards property and could potentially be the lost key to kick starting the revival of downtown. The property has had many different proposed plans over the past year from a massive tower and ferris wheel to a central park but this may be one of the coolest and most promising concepts yet.

    Still lacking the necessary funding, there may be potential investors on the horizon. An advocacy group called Aqua Jax, has stepped up to the plate to raise awareness and assist in the advancement of projects for the city of Jacksonville that will provide greater prosperity, growth, and revenues to benefit all citizens. The groups top priority project is to assist in the placement of a world-class aquarium on the riverfront in downtown Jacksonville.

    With the help of the community and investors, all we can do is hope that this project will not be halted. 

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    VIP Tour Of Kismet - Shad Khans 312' Yacht




    Kismet is back in Jacksonville and parked in downtown in front of the Hyatt. The 312' Mega Yacht owned by Jaguars Owner Shad Khan is BIG, even bigger than our new video boards. With exclusive access, we acquired some behind the scenes photos of how the million dollar man lives wen on the open water.

     

    If you have a big enough bank account, the boat is available for charters and can accommodate a crew of 28 and host 16 guests very comfortably. Capable of speeding up to 17 knots, it is a very desirable and capable yacht for its size.

    Espen Oeino designed exterior spaces have been created to accommodate the demands of charter guests with a number of generous sunbathing and dining areas. The external deck facilities include an open fire place, external lounging and eating areas on three different decks including one with a fully equipped BBQ, an oval shaped swimming pool with integrated Jacuzzi on the sun deck and a very private observation deck overlooking it all.

    Reymond Langton Design are responsible for Kismet’s beautiful interior and have used a variety of handmade textiles and artwork, exotic woods and rare marble to create an exceptionally high quality feel throughout. Meticulous detail has been displayed at e...   [Read More]




    Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Coming to Jax Beach December 13th




    Your favorite bar crawl in Jax Beach is back again this year on Saturday December 13th 2014! Start your search or begin building your ugly sweater for the largest and original Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! This years crawl will be bigger and better than last years and will start at the Ritz Bar. The After Party and Costume Contest will be at Harmonious Monks!

    Tickets for the crawl are $15 and include 3 free shots, discounted drinks throughout the night and a huge raffle at the last stop including many prizes and a $1,000 in cash and prizes Ugliest Sweater Competition! 

    For more info and tickets, visit: www.uglysweaterbarcrawl.com

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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]



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    Top Events This Weekend - September 12-14th




    ​The Weekends Top Events:    Photo By Level Exposure

    Friday, September 12:  BlingFest 2014 featuring 11 local jewelry designers, 3 specialty cocktail stations, and 1 unique dessert station. Event is from 8-10pm

    Friday, September 12-14: Connection Festival – A three-day, open air festival presenting live music, performances by professional dance companies, art exhibitions and workshops along with tech and business meetups in downtown all weekend.

    Friday, September 12-14: 10th Anniversary of the 2014 Jacksonville Tattoo Convention at the Wyndham Riverwalk

    Friday, September 12:  Raven Clif will be preforming at Mavericks at the Landing. Doors Open @ 6pm, Concert at 8pm. 18+ Ladies/21+ Guys welcome

    Friday, September 12 & 13: The St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival will be happening in downtown St. Augustine

    Saturday, September 13:  Cursing to the Creek – Car & Truck show and Community Festival at the Trout Creek Marina from 9am-2pm.

    Saturday, September 13: Run Diva 5K Woman’s Race at Nocatee Town Center @ 8:30am

    Saturday, September 13: RAM – Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren from 10am–2pm

    Saturday, September 13:...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend September 5th -7th




    Weekly photo feature from @jrockstyle     ​The Weekends Top Events:   

    Friday, September 5:  St. Augustine First Friday Art Walk in Downtown St. Augustine from 5-9pm

    Friday, September 5: House Of Fame Main Event Weigh In @ Latitude 30. Starts at 5pm

    Friday, September 5: Junior Service League Poker Tournament @ The Treasury on the Plaza, 24 Cathedral Place from 7-10pm

    Friday, September 5: Bruval Beer tasting and Void Magazine Drop @ Mellow Mushroom in Jacksonville Beach from 5-10pm

     

    Saturday, September 6: House Of Fame MMA Main Event “A New Dawn” @ The Veterans Memorial Arena starting at 6:30pm; Block party kicks off at 3pm

    Saturday, September 6: Community First Saturdays @ Northbank Riverwalk from 10am-2:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic @ Jacksonville Beach Pier – All Day

    Saturday, September 6: Old City Farmers Market @ The St. Augustine Ampitheatre from 8:30am-12:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: FSU vs. The Citadel Game Watch Party @ Southside Miller Ale House at 5:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: Flick N’ Float at ...   [Read More]




    Randy Newman To Perform At Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium




    St. Augustine, FL (September 3, 2014) – Flying Saucer Presents, in partnership with the St. Johns Cultural Council and St. Johns Cultural Events Division, proudly announce that GRAMMY, Emmy and Academy Award winning singer- songwriter Randy Newman will perform at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium on Sunday, November 9. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, September 5 at 10 a.m..

    With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman. Throughout the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the pr...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend - August 22nd-24th




    There's a lot of events happening around Jacksonville this weekend including a fishing tournament to Jaguars watch party, concerts and much more. Keep up with the best with our weekly interactive guide. This weeks featured photo of the week is by instagram user: @randall.kenneth

     

    TOP EVENTS THIS WEEKEND:

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Jaguars play the Lions. Game is at 7:30 pm and the Bold City Brigde is having a Preseason watch party @ The Mellow Mushroom Riverside location!

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: HOF Fame Night - Meet the fighters, fame girls and drink free til 11pm at Voodoo Ultra Lounge this Friday night til 11pm! Doors open @ 9pm and Voodoo is located at the Jacksonville Landing!

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Fresh Beat Band will be in St. Augustine, Florida this Friday! Bring the whole family for some Nickolodeon fun! Gates 5:00PM | Starts 6:30PM. For more info, visit: www.staugamphitheatre.com

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: Adam Sanders with special guest: Jamie Davis & Blaire Hanks will be performing at Mavericks at the Landing. For more info, visit www.mavericksatthelanding.com

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Bama Gamblers and Matteo Qumento are at Freebird live on Friday ...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend - August 8th - 10th




    Here are our top picks of events happening this weekend around the 904: 

    Photo Credit: @novocainewayne  

    - Aug 8th Friday: Jacksonville Jaguars Preseason Game vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ EverBank Field 7:30pm

    ​- Aug 8th Friday: Lego Movie @ St.Augustine Amphitheatre Gates open at 7pm Starts: 8pm Free

    - Aug 8th Friday: Join us this Friday for a special edition of Jacksonville's #1 Friday night @ Voodoo at the Jacksonville Landing after the Jags game. LADIES DRINK FREE until 12! Wear your Favorite Sports Team or show us your Game Day Ticket Stub for FREE Entry all night! 

    - Aug 8th Friday: Project Strands - Five of Jacksonville's best salons will battle on the runway @ Suite at the Town Center for the title through Bridal elegance, Fall trends, Men style, and Fantasy hair. Doors open @ 9

    - Aug 8th & 9th Friday- Saturday: The show RENT will be happening @ Players by the Sea Curtain at 2pm & 8pm 

    - Aug 9th Saturday: Envirofest will be happening @ The Cummer Museum from 10am-4pm 

    - Aug 9th Saturday: House of Fame MMA public press conference at ...   [Read More]



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