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    Fionn MacCools Irish Pub & Restaurant Is Opening In Nocatee




    Fionn MacCools Irish Pub & Restaurant, a locally owned authentic Irish pub located on the waterfront in downtown Jacksonville, is opening a second location in Nocatee in mid December.

    Fionn MacCools first opened in Jacksonville Beach in 2005, before relocating to a 200-seat waterfront location at the Jacksonville Landing in 2011. The new 150-seat Nocatee location will be opening in December at the Shoppes of St Johns Oaks on 145 Hilden Rd.

    Fionn mac Cumhaill or “Finn McCool” is known for being a great warrior in Irish myths. He was the greatest leader of the Fianna, an elite military clan responsible for the protection of the High King of Ireland. Fionn implemented a code of honor into the Fianna; which had a reputation for being somewhat unruly. Another legend includes Fionn as a giant, creating the Giant’s Causeway, a peculiar series of volcanic rock formations along the coast of Ireland. He did this to challenge a Scottish giant to a fight and allow passage from Scotland to Ireland.

    Fionn MacCool's brings a bit of Ireland to the Jacksonville area. With their authentic Irish food, live entertainment, and friendly atmosphere, their Irish pub has the recipe you've been looking for. 

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    More Than 40 Retailers Will Be Open On Thanksgiving Day




    Big-box stores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Big Lots are opening their doors to the masses on Thanksgiving. More than 40 retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day and remain open into the early hours of the morning. Other major retailers are opting to remain closed this year, including H&M, IKEA, Home Depot and TJ Maxx.

    Some of the stores opened are listed here:

    Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Bealls Florida – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Belk – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Big Lots -7 a.m. to midnight Cabela’s – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday Dollar General – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday Kohl’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT Black Friday Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday; Some stores to close at 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m. Michaels – 6 p.m...   [Read More]




    31st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony On Friday, November 24 At The Jacksonville Landing




    The Jacksonville Landing and Sleiman Enterprises present the 31st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m.

    Kickoff the holiday season at The Jacksonville Landing the day after Thanksgiving. Bring your family and friends as The Landing lights the 56-foot-tall energy-efficient Christmas tree featuring over 78,000 L.E.D. lights and more than 150 ornaments.

    The show will take place in the Landing’s Courtyard beginning at 7:00 p.m. featuring live musical entertainment, the 31st annual lighting of The Jacksonville Landing’s Christmas Tree and a fireworks display on the St. Johns River as the grand finale. The Landing’s Christmas Tree will light up at 9 p.m. while fireworks light up the sky!

    Featured artists include Brady Clampitt, Melissa Smith, Andrew Sapin, Mama Blue and more with special dance performances by Grace Conservatory and Schott Jones School of Dance. The host for the ceremony Rance Adams TV from River City Live and the DJ is Kevin Tos from Party Solution Entertainment. This year’s show will bring the Jacksonville community together while enjoying a night filled with holiday cheer, special guest appearances and lighting The Landing’s 56-foot-tall Christmas Tree.[Read More]




    The River And Post Restaurant Opens Today




    Jacksonville’s latest rooftop bar and restaurant is set to open today. The 450-seat River and Post restaurant is on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Post Street, overlooking the St. Johns River.

    This upscale casual restaurant will bring a trendy environment, great food and breathtaking river city views to Riverside. It will be located in the newly renovated Summit building, located at 1000 Riverside, on the corner of Post Street.

    The first floor of River & Post will have approximately 6,300 square-feet of dining area as well as a bar.  With ample parking available, the downstairs dining room is designed for 233 seats and outdoor seating for 48. The first floor will also include private dining and event space. The ninth-floor rooftop bar totals 3,500 square feet, with seating for 122 stargazers and another 32 seats indoors.

    The menu will be seafood- and steak-focused Southern American cuisine. The floor plan calls for pet-friendly patio dining space downstairs, as well as being a premier location for meetings and private events. River and Post will also feature ample parking, a rare commodity in Riverside

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    Miami Grill Will Celebrate Its Entrance Into Jacksonville With A Grand Opening Day On November 18




     

    Miami Grill is opening its first North Florida location in Jacksonville at  9575 N. Regency Blvd. and is holding a Grand Opening for the public on Saturday.

    On Nov. 17, a private ribbon cutting will be held for city officials and invited guests. On Nov. 18, guests can enjoy family activities, a live DJ, free face painting, menu sampling, door prizes and a chance to win a year of cheesesteaks.

    This location offers guests a diverse menu featuring signature items such as Philly Cheesesteaks, Wings, and Gyros as well as antibiotic and hormone free Angus Steak Burgers, Grilled Fish, and delicious Salads.  The restaurant will also offer a Latin menu and Beer and Wine.  It’s all served up with excellent customer service, high-quality ingredients and a South Beach vibe. Miami Grill will have online ordering available as well as offer delivery with UberEATS.  Guests will also be able to enjoy Chef Inspired Catering of their favorite menu items.

    “We’re excited to expand the brand to the Jacksonville market,” says Robert Haar, Vice President of Franchise Development at Miami Grill. “The expansion of Miami Grill is crucial to our overall success and we look forward to dev...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    JAGUARS VS. BUCCANEERS – THURSDAY, AUGUST 17




    Football is back at the ‘Bank!

    Jacksonville Jaguars fans are invited to EverBank Fieldthis Thursday night to see the Jaguars take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the team’s Football is back at the ‘Bank! Jacksonville Jaguars fans are invited to EverBank Field second preseason game.  The primetime matchup will kick off at 8 p.m. on ESPN and broadcast locally on WJXX ABC 25.  Below is important information for fans heading to the downtown sports complex for the Jaguars’ first home appearance of the season.

    Fan Entertainment Zone presented by PRI Productions expands to include Daily’s Place

    One year ago this week, the Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville broke ground on the brand-new Daily’s Place.  This year, the state-of-the-art amphitheater and covered flex facility will provide an extended home to the Fan Entertainment Zone presented by PRI Productions, which opens three hours prior to kick off in the south end zone between Gate 4 and Gate 1 presented by Dream Finders Homes.  Fans can enjoy interactive games and activities inside the covered flex field and along the plaza just inside the gates.  The construction of Daily’s Place also provides an entirely new look to the ...   [Read More]




    THE PLAYERS Championship Is Moving Back To March Starting In 2019




    In a joint announcement, the PGA of America and the PGA TOUR announced yesterday that beginning in 2019, the PGA Championship will be played in the month of May -- while THE PLAYERS Championship will be contested in March at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

    By moving the PGA to May, it gives the tournament its proper due as a major, making it a centerpiece in the schedule. And by bumping The Players Championship to March, it gives the PGA Tour a strong, six-month stretch without any lulls — for players and fans alike.

    “It's great for the golf schedule,” Rory McIlroy said Tuesday. “To now have one really big tournament every month from March — The Players, to the Masters to the PGA Championship to the U.S. Open to the (British) Open, and to have the FedExCup most likely at end of August or start of September.

    From May 16-19, 2019, Bethpage Black in Farmington, New York, will host the 101st PGA Championship, which will be the first conducted in May since Sam Snead’s triumph in 1949.

    A total of four PGA Championships have been held in May. Ben Hogan claimed the second of his two PGA Championship victories in May of ‘48. Denny Shute also hoisted the Wanamaker Trophy in May 193...   [Read More]




    USA Today Preseason College Football Coaches Poll Released




    On Thursday afternoon, the preseason edition of the Coaches Poll was released. For the 2017 season, the Alabama Crimson Tide came in first place, getting 49 first-place votes.

    Rounding out the Top 5 are Ohio State at No. 2, Florida State at No. 3, USC at No. 4 and the reigning national champs, Clemson, at No. 5. Unsurprisingly, that Florida State-Alabama matchup, which has already been pegged as college football’s biggest season opener ever, is looking even bigger, given both teams’ rankings. This should hold consistent when the Associated Press preseason poll comes out later this month, too.

    Take a look at the full Top 20 below. First-place votes are listed in parenthesis. Behind Alabama, Clemson had the second-most first-place votes with seven.

    USA Today preseason coaches poll

    1. Alabama (2016 record: 14-1, first place votes: 49)

    2. Ohio State (2016 record: 11-2, first place votes: 5)

    3. Florida State (2016 record: 10-3, first place votes: 4)

    4. USC (2016 record: 10-3)

    5. Clemson (2016 record: 14-1, first-place votes: 7)

    6. Penn State (2016 record: 11-3)

    7. Washington (2016 record: 12-2)

    8. Oklahoma (2016 record: 11-2)

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    The Jacksonville Armada Have Been Purchase By Businessman Robert Palmer




    It was announced today at a press conference that real estate businessman Robert Palmer has bought the Jacksonville Armada. Palmer, whose companies include RP Funding and HomeValue.com, takes the reins of the team after a tough year off the field where previous owner Mark Frisch decided to turn ownership of the team over to the league.

    Mr Palmer is  the second owner of the Armada, which was founded in July 2013 and began NASL competition in April 2015 in Jacksonville. The Armada team plays in the North American Soccer League, one-step below Major League Soccer.

    Mr. Palmer said the team will continue to play their home games at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida through at least the 2018 season. He is committed to a long-term plan to build new offices for the Armada and his other Jacksonville businesses, along with a new practice and training facility for the team.

    The Armada finished the NASL's spring season tied for third place in the eight team league. They resume play for the fall season on July 30 against San Francisco at 6 p.m. at Hodges.

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    Jacksonville Sharks Hosts The Columbus Lions For The National Arena League Championship Monday




    The Jacksonville Sharks will return to the Shark Tank on Monday, July 10 for the National Arena League Championship as they host the Columbus Lions at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. 

    The Sharks have handed Columbus two losses this season and the Lions enter the Shark Tank looking for redemption as they face off for the 2017 NAL Championship. The winner of this game will make history as  the inaugural NAL Champions. 

    Whether you are a longtime Season Ticket Holder or about to head to your first Sharks game, please see below for a rundown of what to expect at the Shark Tank Monday night!

    Suite/Duval Street Entrance: This entrance will be open for all current Sharks season tickets holders  starting at 6:00 p.m.  After that, all ticketed fans can enter through this entrance.

    Noise Policy: The Sharks allow cowbells (8” in height 6” in width max). We will continue with the policy of fans NOT being able to bring large buckets, hand held horns or aerosol air horns into the arena.

    Unveiling the Trophy: The NAL Championship Trophy will be available for all fans to take pictures with from 6-7pm on the Main Concourse across from the merchandise stand by Section 10...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Is Now Open At The Town Center




    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is now open at 4954 Town Center Parkway next to Chuy’s. Featuring the chains latest restaurant design, the Jacksonville location was outfitted with an open-style kitchen that gives you a window into the hard work and passion that their team members put into preparing delicious, made-from-scratch meals.

    The restaurant’s locations typically are 7,000 square feet, seat 255 guests and employ 200 people, according to President and CEO Ian Baines.

    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen serves made-from-scratch goodness in a welcoming place. Enjoy house smoked baby back ribs, hand-battered country fried chicken, scratch burgers, homemade onion rings and homemade soups.

    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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    Nashville’s Edley’s Bar-B-Que Will Be Opening In Jacksonville In The Spring




    Nashville restaurant Edley’s Bar-B-Que announced that it has chosen Jacksonville for its first Florida location and will transform a former gas station property into a restaurant near the historic Ortega neighborhood on the westside . They are expected to open in the Spring of 2018.

    The 2,600-square-foot space is at 5344 Ortega Blvd. at Roosevelt Boulevard near the intersection of Timuquana Road iin a former gas station that closed in 2009.

    Edley’s said it plans to provide a large indoor dining area and an open patio.and  will offer a selection of local craft beers.

    Edley’s Bar-B-Que is a family-owned business, named after the owner’s grandfather, Edley Newman. Edley’s Bar-B-Que has three Nashville locations as well as one in Lexington, Ky., and another opening in October in Chattanooga, Tenn.

    The restaurant offers traditional barbecue menu items, such as brisket platters and pork sandwiches, as well as Mexican-inspired meals like catfish tacos and barbecue nachos.

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    The Downtown Bellwether Restaurant Will Soon Be Serving Dinner




    Bellwether Restaurant opened on April 13 and is located at 100 N. Laura Street in downtown with a an outside patio area and has been serving lunch followed by happy hour. Now, the restaurant is preparing to serve dinner until 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with special hours for downtown evening events.

    Once dinner is implemented, the majority of the lunch menu will still be available with some sandwich items being replaced with entrees and shareable appetizers. Some of the items will include a kimchi plate, duck breast, salmon and vegan entrees along with pie and cake desserts. The prices will range from $17 to $25.

    Their staff has been tweaking recipes and business flow over the past few months and a lot of emphasis has been placed on to go orders.  They have set up the hostess stand with a tablet and card reader to take the to go orders.

    They are also saying that in the next few weeks, they will start doing lunch delivery and a weekend brunch.

     

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    Earth Fare Has Opened In Mandarin




    Earth Fare, the authentic specialty organic and natural foods grocery store, has opened their newest location, located at 11700 San Jose Boulevard. This will be the 42nd Earth Fare location nationwide and the second in in the Jacksonville area. Earth Fare has committed to continued growth throughout Florida, and operates stores in Ocala, Gainesville, Tallahassee and Seminole.

    “Almost three years ago, Jacksonville welcomed Earth Fare with open arms, and we’re thrilled to now offer Mandarin residents a place to shop for their families confidently, knowing their carts are full of only the healthiest, tastiest foods,” said Earth Fare president and CEO Frank Scorpiniti. “We are thankful to our Community Advisory Board, made up of a number of passionate community members, who have come together to help Earth Fare build the best healthy offering specific to Mandarin.”

    Earth Fare made headlines earlier this year when they challenged Americans to take back control of their health through their food choices and Live Longer With Earth Fare ™. Since 1975, Earth Fare has distinguished itself as a leader in the healthy foods industry by developing a unique Food Philosophy that informs every product offere...   [Read More]




    Chuy's Opens At The Strand At Town Center




    Chuy’s, opened last Tuesday at The Strand at Town Center. It’s address is 4914 Town Center Parkway which is across the street from The Markets.

    The TexMex restaurant  has eight locations in Florida and has 10 made-from-scratch signature sauces, Big As Yo’ Face Burritos and hand-rolled tortillas.

    Chuy's opened on April 16, 1982 in an old, abandoned Texas Barbeque joint on iconic Barton Springs Road in Austin, TX. There was seating for about sixty, a women's restroom the size of a broom closet and a men's restroom that was, well, outside. Founders Mike Young and John Zapp had a vision of a fun and funky Tex-Mex restaurant that served authentic and fresh food in an atmosphere that appealed to everyone. From these humble beginnings Chuy's was born.

    Chuy's is known for its authentic, fresh food and fun, eclectic atmosphere. This Town Center location will be its first one in Jacksonville.  Almost everything is made from scratch in the giant kitchen, and the 800-degree comal where fresh tortillas are constantly rolled out. The queso, guacamole and green chile are all great.

    Their store hours are:

    Sun - Thurs 11am to 10pm

    Fri - Sat 11am to 11pm

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  • Articles - Entertainment

    Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival Is Almost Here




    With October just around the corner, Jacksonville has already started to celebrate Oktoberfest. But in the first week of October, Jacksonville will be celebrating the biggest Oktoberfest Jacksonville will put on at Metropolitan Park. Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival will be a 3 day festival full of music from a variety of genres, North Florida’s most popular food trucks that will create german style dish, authentic german beer tasting, arts and craft vendors and a 100 ft ferris wheel. 

    The is festival will have a variety of acts from Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This festival will showcase the biggest stars in rock, alternative and country. The schedule of the line up will show who is playing at what time. 

    Friday: 5-11

    5pm Bonnie Blue

    6pm Mama Blue

    7:15pm Absolute Journey (Journey Tribute Band)

    9:15pm Hotel California (Eagles Tribute Band)

     

    Saturday: 12-11pm

    12:30pm Danka

    1:45pm Cloud 9 Vibes

    3:15pm The Expendables

    5:15pm Magic

    7:15pm Neon Trees

    9:15pm Citizen Cope

     

    Sunday: 12-10pm

    12:30pm Jordan Davis

    1:45pm Ashley Mcbryde

    3:15pm C...   [Read More]




    Sister Folk Trio Joseph with guest Liza Anne Host Hurricane Irma Relief Show October 2nd




    Sister folk trio Joseph announces a partnership with Flying Saucer Presents and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall to present a special concert to assist victims of Hurricane Irma. The Hurricane Irma Relief benefit concert will be held on Monday, October 2 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Admission to the event is free but donations in the form of canned food items or monetary donations are a key goal for the evening.

    For those who can donate, the occasion represents a great opportunity to help local residents most severely affected by the Hurricane Irma. The hurricane brought ravaging winds and flooding that forced the displacement of thousands of people when it hit North Florida on September 11. For many, the process of recovery represents a monumental task. Help is needed! Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Social Services Division of the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Department which provides social support and assistance to needy members of the community. Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, the St. Johns County Social Services Division finds itself, gravely, in need of contributions (both monetary and/or food items) to restock community food pantries which were depleted as a result of ...   [Read More]




    The Bold City Best Party Returns On September 25




    The Bold City Best Party returns on Sept. 25 to celebrate the 2017 Bold City Best competition. Join Jacksonville.com and the Bold City Best winners at Intuition Ale Works, 929 E Bay St., for the best Monday of the year.

    Open to the public, guests 21 and older are invited to enjoy live entertainment, interactive games and exciting giveaways from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. with host Matt Pittman from The Florida Times-Union’s Matt About Jax.

    “It’s the perfect excuse to extend your weekend into Monday,” Pittman said. “We’ll be hooking people up with awesome prizes all night, including tickets to events at the brand new Daily’s Place amphitheater, Florida Theatre, and Jaguar games. This is a can’t-miss event for everyone who loves Jacksonville.”

    Admission tickets to the party include one complimentary drink of beer, wine or soda; free appetizers from Black Sheep Restaurant in Riverside; a chocolate fountain by Peterbrooke Chocolatier; live entertainment by The Band Be Easy; select drink specials; and much more!

    “We’re making this the best party of the year because it’s celebrating the best Jacksonville has to offer,” Time-Union Media Digital Marke...   [Read More]




    The Biggest Country Music Party North Florida Has Ever Seen




    October is a busy month for festivals, and one that you won’t want to miss is Party of The Pines, a country festival taking place on October 20-21. It is the first country music festival taking place at Bienville Plantation located at White Springs, FL. (known for its premier hunting and fishing resorts). You will enjoy a two day festival full of non stop country music, including two stages, camping and RV accommodations and a variety of food and beverage options. 

    This country festival highlights a great line up of artists such as Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Brothers Osbourne, Maren Morris, Easton Corbin, Ryan Hurd and more.

    VIP Patrons receive special parking, entry privileges and reserved seating. Their unique VIP area offers a never before experienced ambiance, decor and awesome activities. VIP Guests enjoy exclusive amenities from gourmet meals to prime concert viewing. The Jacksonville Landing hosts and presents an amazing bar selection! VIP Tickets include 3 complimentary beverages each day. Your bar is staffed with experienced bartenders who will gladly make any drink you would like to purchase. 

    If you are unable to get a hotel by the festival, you can enjoy it by ca...   [Read More]




    Metropolitan Park's First Oktoberfest & Music Festival




    The first ever Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival will hold some of the biggest stars in rock, alternative, and country music, is set for October 6,7, and 8, 2017.

    Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park will play host to three jam-packed days and nights of music and Oktoberfest fun. The festival will feature activities for all ages including a 100 ft ferris wheel, games, and inflatables zone, and arts and crafts vendors. Children under the age of 12 are free to attend.

    Festival goers will be able to travel around Germany and purchase a wide variety of German and Oktoberfest style ales. Additionally, 15 of North Florida’s most popular food trucks will create a German inspired dish as well as their most popular menu items.

    Friday  5pm- 11pm:

    Absolute Journey - Journey Tribute Band Hotel California - The Eagles Tribute Band + More

    Saturday Noon-11pm: 

    Citizen Cope Neon Trees Magic! The Expendables Cloud 9 Vibes + More

    Sunday Noon - 10pm:

    Dustin Lynch Granger Smith David Nail Craig Campbell Ashley McBryde + More

    Tickets are on sale now on www.thefloridaoktoberfest.com

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  • Articles - Community

    Devil's Den: A Natural Wonder




    Explore one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den! Devil's Den, a underwater cave and spring in central Florida, was formed by a karst window in which the roof over a subterranean river collapsed, exposing the water to the open surface. Over the years, this natural wonder has been transformed from a simple scuba diving site to a world class tourist attraction. 

    Photo Courtesy: @chisumbond

    At the cave, remains of extinct animals from the Pleistocene Age (2 million - 10,000 years ago) have been discovered, including the bones of early man, dating back to 7,500 BC. On cold winter mornings, you can see steam-like smoke rising from the chimney opening. Thus, the early settlers graced the name Devil’s Den.

    The spring features crystal clear water, year round 72 degree water temperatures, fossils beds dating back 33 million years plus more! Devil's Den offers scuba diving and snorkeling 7 days a week. They also offer equipment rentals, scuba instruction and night dives with special reservations. All divers must be Open Water certified, sign release, have proper training, and follow rules and regulations.

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    Freedom Boat Club honors long-time partner by naming new boat ‘904 Happy Hour’




    Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 1, 2017 – What is the best way to show appreciation for a valued partner? Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville has come up with a unique tribute.

    “We wanted to honor a successful partnership we have had for many years now,” said Lisa Almeida, co-owner of Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville. “So, we are naming our newest boat ‘904 Happy Hour’.”Almeida explains the logic of naming a boat after another organization.

    “We describe our club as 'boating made simple' and 'your director of fun',” Almeida said. “And 904 Happy Hour is Jacksonville’s premier entertainment resource. And of course, every hour you are out on a Freedom Boat Club boat is a happy hour.”

    The latest addition to the local Freedom Boat Club fleet is a 21-foot, 2017 Key West 219, with a light blue hull and a hard top. It has a 200 horsepower Yamaha four-stroke engine, a Bluetooth stereo, livewell and rod holders. It was designed with comforts like full-width bench seating in the aft, seating in the bow with removable backrests, plenty of room under the console and more. It can accommodate up to eight people.

    "We are honored to be a partner with Freedom Boa...   [Read More]




    Indoor Skydiving Coming to Jacksonville's Town Center




    An indoor skydiving facility coming to St. Johns Town Center agreed to a land purchase in the shopping center, according to the Daily Record. A contract for 2.5 acres for the development of a $10 million to $12 million project was signed for an iFLY location, just south of Topgolf.

    Representatives of Sky Entertainment LLC told the Daily Record that they expect the land sale to be completed early in 2018. The project should be completed by September or October 2018, according to the report.

    Other iFLY centers in the state of Florida are open in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa. The iFLY Orlando site says that prices start at $69.95 for two flights. Each session is 60 seconds, although the entire iFLY first-time experience takes about 90 minutes from start to finish.

     

     

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    Beaches Freedom Festival




    Fourth of July may be over, but the party at the beaches is just getting started. Get ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival of the summer. The Beaches Freedom Fest will be held on Saturday July 15, 2017 at the Seawalk Pavilion. It will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, Beer Garden, will be provided at the festival. For local bike riders, there will be free bike valet presented by Velofix located on the North Festival Entrance on 1st Street. 

    A Hot Dog eating contest will take place at the Main Stage from 2-4. Ten brave and hungry men and women will be selected to face off to see who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. Women’s Division will begin at 2:15 and Men’s Division will begin 3:45. 

    The following food trucks will be at Freedom Festival: Bubba Burger, Son of a Butcher BBQ, Wingin It, Delish Kebabs, Rite On Que, Best Burger, Wurstburger, Guanabana, Rocco’s Pizza, Daddy Boyz BBQ, Wrap It Up, Treemendous Sea & Soul and Zoe’s Shaved Ice. 

    This year’s music line up will include Sidereal, Ray Fulcher, Split Tone, The Firewater Tent Revival, Tad Jennings, Lane Pittman, Ramona, Sol Ryder and more.

    For more inform...   [Read More]




    intoGo Partners with 904HappyHour to reinvent the local event scene




    Jacksonville locals are always interested in the local event scene. For far too long we’ve heard the cries of locals who complain that there is no easy to use, all-inclusive event resource in Northeast Florida. Let alone one that can be accessed from a phone. Often times consumers have to scour the web and print publications, going calendar to calendar to see what’s featured. To ensure our city never has to go searching for events again and to bring them all into one place, we have partnered with 904HappyHour to make it easier than ever to find local events.

    “intoGo thrives on creating disruptive technology and we believe this new event platform is a big step towards disrupting the way events have previously been found in our community. We want to make it easier for people to simply see what’s happening this weekend.” said Zachary Schwartz, CEO at intoGo, the cities Official Destination App.  

    The new event platform within the intoGo app offers users ‘Top Events’ - a curated list of the biggest upcoming events in town, ‘This Week’ & ‘This Month’ – all local events happening in the next 7 and 30 days respectively, ‘Live Co...   [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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