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    Paddle Pub Coming To Jacksonville

    Jacksonville FL. - A new activity in Jacksonville has arrived this month and just in time for Spring Break. Kraken CycleBoats announced that its pedal boat party tour is now in the River City area!

    The 'booze boat' lets passengers pedal at one of 10 stations set up around the bar on a boat while enjoying a frosty beverage. The company says the parties are perfect for brthdays, bachelorette and bachelor parties, and team building.

    Each two-hour boat tour will start at Friendship Park on the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. Weekday tours cost $35 per person and weekend tours cost $39 per person. Passengers buying individual tickets must be 21 or older.

    "Our CycleBoat will have you floating up and down the St. Johns River, allowing you to take in the incredible sights of downtown Jacksonville, as well as catch a glimpse of the dolphins that cruise the waterways!," the Kraken Cycle Boats website explains. 

    For more information, or to sign up, visit

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    March 9th Is Deadline For Jaguar Season Ticket Renewal

    March 9th is the deadline for Jaguar season ticket renewals. The Jaguars tweeted that this upcoming deadline was due to the high demand for season tickets.

    This will be the first season since 2005 that fans will not see any tarps covering seats. The stadium removed the tarps for the Jaguars first home playoff game in 18 years in January, when the team sold out the stadium with an announced attendance of 69,442. Those tarps had been in place for over 10 years.

    EverBank Field will also be known as TIAA Bank Field later this year. TIAA Bank Field will be the official name of its home stadium, replacing EverBank Field.The name change comes after the sale of EverBank to TIAA in June and the new parent company will be renaming all EverBank locations as TIAA Bank.

    The name change must be officially approved by the city of Jacksonville and the Jaguars before they can tear down the signage on the front of the building and replace it with the new name.

    Jacksonville-based EverBank acquired the naming rights to the stadium in 2010, four years after the naming rights deal with Alltel lapsed. (The stadium was known as Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in the interim.) In 2014, the company extended its naming rights deal through 20...   [Read More]

    Seafood Island Bar & Grille Is Now Open In San Marco

    The former Pizza Palace, a culinary staple on the Square for 27 years, is now Seafood Island Bar & Grille. This third outlet of owner Charley Akel’s Seafood Express & More brand, which has locations on the Southside and Northside, opened Dec. 15 with a decidedly more island flavor and paint job. The red-and-yellow façade and thatched-umbrella patio tables stand out among its San Marco Boulevard neighbors.

    The expansive menu, available daily for lunch and dinner, offers no shortage of exotic appetizers, including frog legs and gator tail nuggets. You’ll also find a variety of fish and shellfish brought in every three days — most available fried, grilled, blackened or broiled — along with combination platters, soups, sandwiches, pastas and steak and chicken plates. Entrees come in lunch, dinner and “lite” portions, the last resembling a lunch-sized dinner, as well as daily lunch specials. Gluten-free patrons can ask for their fish to be grilled on a separate cooking surface.

    Currently Seafood Island is a beer-and-wine establishment in the process of obtaining a full liquor license. Happy hour, 4-7 p.m. daily, features dollar-off deals on beer (five on draft and 10 bottles) and house wi...   [Read More]


    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes country music superstar Brad Paisley and his “2018 Weekend Warrior World Tour” featuring special guest Chase Bryant on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Tickets for Brad Paisley featuring special guest Chase Bryant will go on sale Friday, December 8 at 10 a.m.

    Country music superstar Brad Paisley has announced the continuation of his highly successful “Weekend Warrior World Tour” with dates added in 2018. The 27-date tour will kick off on January 25 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center and includes a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, March 10. Special guest will be RED BOW Records hit-maker Chase Bryant.

    Brad Paisley is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 21 of his 24 #1 hits including his most recent smash, “Today.” The song resonated with fans around the globe with the music video garnering over 43 million views, so far. “Heav...   [Read More]

    The Stuffed Beaver Is Now Open Near Five Points

    The Stuffed Beaver is located in the 1,364-square-foot Delgato building with 15 tables at 2544 Oak Street. They will serve traditional crepes as well as other Canadian treats and will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    The Stuffed Beaver location is close to St Vincents Hospital and walking distance to the popular Five Points and King Street commercial districts.

    The new restaurant will also serve a variety of Parisian-style salads and sandwiches as well as several varieties of  French Canadian poutine dishes- gravy and authentic Quebec cheese curd-topped french fries. They will also offer a Canadian delicacy called 'beaver tails' that uses fried dough shaped like beaver tails that are doused with a variety of toppings like powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutella.

    The Delgado Building, a structure built in 1919, was previously home to longtime neighborhood staple, Judson's Restaurant. 

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  • Articles - Sports

    The 2018 Super Bowl Commercials

    The Patriots will face the Eagles in a Super Bowl for a second time this Sunday February 4th and while what happens on the field is of the utmost importance, what happens when the telecast goes to break is a pretty big deal too.

    The Super Bowl is not only one of the single biggest sporting event every year, but its massive viewership also makes it one of the biggest marketing opportunities for brands each year. That's why a 30-second television commercial during this year's big game will average over $5 million.

    It's no surprise that advertising during the Super Bowl has become somewhat of a competition on its own, since many people who aren't all that interested in the game itself will tune in just for the commercials. Brands will often get the help of celebrities or use other strategies to get people talking about their advertising.

    Below are some of the companies and their ad titles that you can expect to see on Super Bowl Sunday.


    Bud Light - "The Bud Knight"

    Coca-Cola - "The Wonder of Us"

    Budweiser - "Stand By You"

    Stella Artois - "Taps"

    PETA - "Redemption"

    M&M&#...   [Read More]

    The AFC Overcomes A 17-point Deficit To Stun The NFC In The Pro Bowl 24-23

    The steady rain was a factor in the first of four AFC turnovers in the 2018 Pro Bowl, but the AFC rallied for a 24-23 victory over the NFC at Camping World Stadium.

    The NFC built a 20-3 lead by halftime, but the AFC made a game out of it by cutting the deficit to three points in the third quarter. With three minutes left in the game, the Derek Carr-quarterback AFC squad trailed by six points and faced a fourth-and-7. Carr hit Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry for a first down. A slant to Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton on the other side of the two-minute warning got the AFC inside the red zone. A dart from Carr to Titans tight end Delanie Walker gave the AFC their first lead of the game with 91 seconds remaining.

    The Titans' tight end  Delanie Walker took home offensive MVP honors while the Broncos' pass rusher Von Miller won defensive MVP. Walker caught four passes for 29 yards and two scores. Broncos linebacker Von Miller hadthree tackles and a game-sealing strip sack with 36 seconds remaining.

    The rain returned in the fourth quarter and Peterson's second interception initially appeared to seal the NFC win. But Carr led a seven-play, 47-yard scoring drive as Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who went 10 of 18 for 86 ...   [Read More]

    2018 Pro Bowl Events and Info

    The best meets the next as the tradition of the Pro Bowl is headed to Orlando. During Pro Bowl week, everyone has the opportunity to participate in or watch a variety of events, including youth football clinics, the NFL FLAG Championships, Pro Bowl player practices, and a host of other family fun activities across Orlando. Tickets for the game start at $45, get yours by clicking here.

    Pro Bowl Experience - Fan Festival:

    NFL Pro Bowl Experience at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a free, interactive fan zone with fun activities for the whole family. Fans will be closer to the action with new activities, immersive exhibits, and sponsor activations. The festival opens daily at 10 a.m., January 24 – 27, 2018.

    Pro Bowl Player Practices

    Don't miss the chance to see your favorite NFL players practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports, and stick around to snag an autograph afterwards. 

    Pro Bowl Practices at ESPN Wide World of Sports are not only a chance to see NFC and AFC teams in action, but also the epicenter of a three-day football festival. Practice combined with various fan competitions and activities will be open to the public beginning Wednesday, January 24 and concluding on Saturday, Januar...   [Read More]


    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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    NFL Wild Card Schedule Announced

    Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced tonight the schedule of sites, dates and times for the National Football League Wild Card Playoffs on January 6-7. NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND ​Saturday, January 6


    AFC:    4:35 PM (ET)

     Tennessee at Kansas City (ESPN, with simulcast on ABC)


    NFC:    8:15 PM (ET)

     Atlanta at Los Angeles Rams (NBC)


    Sunday, January 7


    AFC:    1:05 PM (ET)

     Buffalo at Jacksonville (CBS)


    NFC:    4:40 PM (ET)

     Carolina at New Orleans (FOX)

    The Divisional Playoffs will be played on Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14.  

    The AFC (CBS, 3:05 PM ET) and NFC (FOX, 6:40 PM ET) Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 21. 

    The 2018 Pro Bowl (ESPN, with simulcast on ABC, 3:00 PM ET) will be pla...   [Read More]

  • Articles - Food

    Grabbagreen Has Closed Its Location In The Brooklyn Area

    Grabbagreen Has Closed Its Location In The Brooklyn Area. They were located  at 90 Riverside Avenue between The Burrito Gallery and Drybar in the Fresh Market-anchored shopping center.

    Grabbagreen’s closing follows the departure of Corner Bakery in December 2016  in the center. First Watch has since taken over the Corner Bakery spot. It was in business in the area less than a year.

    Grabbagreen was a food and juice restaurant that utilizes “super food” ingredients and offered a wide selection of grain and green-based bowls. Founded in 2013, Grabbagreen® is a fast food restaurant where great tasting, healthy food meet the speed and convenience of traditional fast food. Grabbagreen’s Eat Clean® menu is semi-organic, preservative-free, and GMO free. The whole food menu is based on super food ingredients and offers a full selection of grain and green-based bowls with fresh hormone-free and antibiotic-free chicken and beef provided by local farms, fresh-pressed juice, handcrafted smoothies and acai bowls, breakfast, and healthy kid-friendly items. All signature menu items are prepared fresh, are made-to-order, and provide a delicious experience for customers and a variety of flavors to meet dietary needs.

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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]

    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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    Barrique: The New Resturaunt in Avondale

    Jacksonville has seen a rise in new restaurants this year. The newest restaurant in Avondale is Barrique.  Barrique is all about enjoying life with good friends, good food, & good wine. The name is derived from the old world dialects of France, Italy and Spain, literally meaning a small oak cask barrel used for making fine wines. 

    The three partners of Barrique, Greg Bartolotta, Rich Rapp, and Joseph Murphy, are long time friends from Long Island, NY. Both Rich and Joseph relocated to the Jacksonville area over the past 10 years to bring the idea of a conceptual restaurant here. Greg has built and operated as many as 7 successful restaurants in the NYC area. They chose to open their restaurant in Avondale due to its energy and the contributions of the surrounding community members along with its rustic look. 

    Oven Roasted Oysters, Octopus, Burrata

    Seared Tuna

    Barrique offers fabulous rustic food, artisanal cheeses, cured meats, thin crust pizza, pan pressed sandwiches, mini desserts & much more, all centered around a social sharing experience, with attentive personal service, while letting you, the guest, set the pace. The popular dishes that guests love are the Oven Roasted Oysters...   [Read More]

    Loop Pizza Grill's Avondale Location is Open Again

    After more than a year of waiting, fans of The Loop Pizza Grill can rejoice—the company's ultra-popular Avondale location is open again.

    The restaurant occupies 3,100 square feet at Sadler Point Marine Center, 4619 Roosevelt Blvd. It provides seating for 96 guests inside.  The Loop is the first tenant of the multi-use space, which sits on a working waterfront. For many years, the building housed the marine supply business Pier 17 Marine.

    Loop Co-Founder and President Mike Schneider said the opening marks a happy day for The Loop and its fans."We have been flooded with calls, emails and social media messages almost since the day we had to close the doors on our previous Avondale location," he says. "This restaurant is a beloved part of the neighborhood, and we're thrilled to be back."

    The Loop Pizza Grill will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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  • Articles - Entertainment


    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents two juggernaut icons of classic rock, STYX and Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles), live in concert on Friday, April 13, 2018. Tickets for STYX and Don Felder go on sale this Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m.

    The six men comprising STYX (Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Todd Sucherman, Lawrence Gowan and Ricky Phillips) have committed to rocking the Paradise together with audiences far and wide by averaging over 100 shows a year every year since (yes) 1999, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. Founded in Chicago in 1972, STYX has the unique distinction of being the first band in rock history to have four consecutive certified multimillion-selling albums in a row: 1977’s The Grand Illusion, 1978’s Pieces of Eight, 1979’s Cornerstone and 1981’s Paradise Theatre.

    STYX draws from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a STYX set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “...   [Read More]

    The Venardos Circus Is Coming To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Beginning January 24

    The Venardos Circus, a unique family oriented traveling troupe, will bring its big-top performance to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre beginning January 24 and running through February 10, 2018. The Circus proudly features its own custom-made big-top, a classic red-and-white striped tent, with an intimate feel and seating for up to 300 guests. The tent will be set up in the parking area of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, adjacent to the larger venue.

    Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos (veh-NARR-dos), the Venardos Circus wraps world-class circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format that is called “the American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” The group recently completed a series of shows in Las Vegas and arrives in St. Augustine with aerialists, acrobats, comedians, juggling, balancing, daredevilry and performers hailing from around the world. The Broadway-style singing and dancing adds another level of intrigue to the performance.

    The Venardos Circus’ St. Augustine visit fills a void and is timely. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed in May after 146 years of entertaining. A new 20th Century Fox film musical that portrays the career of P.T. Barnum, entitled “The ...   [Read More]

    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

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    Plans for New Year's Eve

    Have you got any plans for New Year’s Eve yet? We got you a list of the best parties in Jacksonville that you can attend. 

    Jacksonville Landing’s annual New Years Eve

    Downtown Jacksonville is the place to be this New Year’s Eve and The Jacksonville Landing is where to celebrate and ring in 2018! The New Year’s Eve Celebration will feature live music, food, drink specials and fireworks! This event is FREE!

    4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   Live music by 7th Street Band

    9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m    Live music by Briteside Band

    Midnight                       City of Jacksonville Fireworks

    Celebrate the New Year with family and friends at The Jacksonville Landing. Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 with live music, good times, great food and drink specials and more!


    Southbank NYE 2017 at River City Brewing Company

    River City Brewing Company is stepping it up another notch this year with our Southbank New Year's Eve Bash. Not only will the Bar Lounge and Deck be open, the Ma...   [Read More]

    The Jacksonville Landing Announces TaxSlayer Bowl and New Year’s Schedule of Events

    The Jacksonville Landing welcomes University of Louisville and Mississippi State fans for a three-day celebration surrounding the TaxSlayer Bowl Game and New Year’s Eve Celebration. The Landing has scheduled a variety of entertainment to appeal to fans of all ages throughout the property.

    Activities are scheduled to take place in The Landing Courtyard and inside various Landing restaurants and nightclubs. The complete schedule for this year’s TaxSlayer Bowl and New Year’s Eve Celebration is as follows:


    Event Schedule:

    Friday, December 29

    1) TaxSlayer Bowl Weekend Celebration The Jacksonville Landing welcomes all fans to celebrate a weekend packed with football, good food, drink specials, entertainment and more! Event schedule includes:

    Saturday, December 30

    Sunday, December 31

    3) TaxSlayer Bowl Pep Rally Dance Party at Mavericks Live. Doors open at 7 p.m. 4) Synchronized Nightly Tree Light Shows every hour on the hour 6 p.m. – midnight

    1) TaxSlayer Bowl Watch Party in Courtyard 12:00 p.m.
2) Jacksonville Light Boat Parade 7:30 p.m. Boats of all sizes dazzle and shine on the St. Johns River as they bring holiday cheer to Downtown. The night i...   [Read More]

  • Articles - Community

    Jimmy Buffett 'Margaritaville' Hotel May Be Coming To Jacksonville Beach

    A Jimmy Buffett 'Margaritaville' Hotel may be coming to Jacksonville Beach. Jacksonville Beach director of planning and development Bill Mann said the project is planned for the vacant, oceanfront block between 6th and 7th Avenues North. 

    Elite Hospitality, based in Ormand Beach, has closed on the purchase of a hotel development site in Jacksonville Beach for $11 million. Located at 15 First Street North, the property has been pre-approved for a eight story tower encompassing 220 rooms. Elite Hospitality has listed the site on its website as the future home of a Margaritaville hotel. Elite owns 11 Florida hotels, including four in St. Augustine Beach, three each in Jacksonville and Daytona Beach, and one in Ormond Beach under the flags of Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Holiday Inn Express & Suites.

    The proposed facility will also feature a ground-level restaurant, commercial space and outside amenities. The "Margaritaville" restaurant in Jacksonville Beach would be one of 32 restaurants in the Jimmy Buffett franchise. There are several locations in Florida, including ones in Orlando and Hollywood

    Elite Hospitality stated ...   [Read More]

    Come All Ye Bold Heroes Is Saturday At The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

    Florida Living History, Inc.’s  volunteers, in partnership with the National Park Service’s Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, will recreate a 1779 recruitment drive at Fort St. Mark in St. Augustine, the capital of British East Florida, enlisting soldiers to "take the King's Shilling" and march against the American rebels this Saturday.

    Those who sign on will tour their new barracks, learn about the equipment and food with which King George will supply them, and practice 18th-century close-order drill under with their sergeant. Regular soldiers of Florida's British Army will also be on hand to demonstrate the daily life of a soldier on this frontier of the Empire, while the ladies of the garrison will discuss what it means for wives and children to "follow the drum."

    The event takes place at the Castillo de San Marcos from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a lecture presented by Roger Smith at 2 p.m. inside the Castillo. Sgt. Batten's stirring recruitment speech will conclude the event at 3 p.m. on the Castillo lawn. General admission into the park is $10, and admission for youth ages 15 and under is free.

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    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]

    Catty Shack Wildlife Sanctuary Welcomes Four Tigers And One Grey Fox

    Four tigers and one grey fox now call Catty Shack Ranch their “fur-ever” home. Their new residents came from a private facility in South Florida which had sustained damage during Hurricane Irma.  Combined, the new tigers can eat over 100 pounds in a single day.

    The first tiger is Dozer, and he was named appropriately. At just 4 years old, he weighs an estimated 550 pounds. Dozer was born on September 11, 2013. He is still adjusting to his new home and settles in a bit more every day. He is enjoying meeting all of his new caregivers and greets them with warm chuffs. The second tiger, Haley, is 15 months old and all spunk. She is the most talkative of all and loves to egg on her habitat mates! Haley was born on September 13, 2016. The last two tigers are a brother/sister pair, Rocky and Adrian. Although they are not related to Haley, they do share the same habitat and love each other dearly. Rocky and Adrian are 20 months old, born on April 28, 2016. Rocky, Adrian, and Haley have already been dubbed “The Three Amigos” by several of the volunteers.

    Piper, the new grey fox, is 2 years old and was originally born in a wildlife rehab center where her mom was being treated. Piper was born ...   [Read More]

    Florida East Coast Railway Christmas Train Is Coming To Town Saturday

    Santa is coming to visit good boys and girls this week when Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway’s eighth annual Christmas Train comes to town on Saturday, December 9th.

    The FEC Christmas Train is run in coordination with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation and travels from Jacksonville to Miami along FEC Railway’s 351-mile mainline track.

    Along the way to Miami, Santa Claus will be spreading holiday cheer from the decorated, historic FEC passenger cars. US Marine Corps service members will be at each stop along the route to greet Santa and his FEC elves. Santa will de-board at each stop so children can tell him what they’d like for Christmas. It is a beloved tradition among FEC employees, their families, customers, suppliers and the communities in which they serve.

     Jim Hertwig, FEC President and CEO. Stated “We are proud to be able to once again work alongside the Marine Corps and the Toys for Tots Foundation to contribute to those in need during the holiday season," "Since we started the program seven years ago, we have donated close to 300,000 toys for distribution throughout the community, and it only continues to grow.”

    The FEC Christmas Train is a 501c3, s...   [Read More]

  • Articles - Local News

    October Art Walk

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    Cocaine Bundles Found In St. Augustine Beach

    St. Augustine Beach FL  - Tuesday night, 16 kilos of cocaine washed up on several St. Johns County beaches. The St. Augustine Beach police got a call that two small packages washed up near the A Street beach access. 

    A third package was found a short time later near Sea Colony. After more searching, even more packages turned up. Officials said the value of the drugs could be up to $600,000.

    Photo Courtesy:  Steven Smith

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    Art Walk - Info and Map

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