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New Indoor Skydiving Facility May Be Opening In Jacksonville
iFLY, a company who operates indoor skydiving facilities, is looking at the possibility of opening one of them in our area near the Town Center off I-295.
iFLY is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving. They make the dream of flight a reality by giving their customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment.
iFLY started in 1998 as SkyVenture, LLC. Once they had developed the technology to create a stable, wall-to-wall cushion of air in a flight chamber, they knew they could offer an incredibly realistic and safe indoor skydiving experience. They opened their first indoor skydiving facility in 1999. Between 1999 and 2005, they opened three more facilities. In 2005, they rebranded themselves iFLY, maintaining SkyVenture as their design and manufacturing company.
They welcome flyers from 3 to 103. If you have reasonable health and fitness you can fly. iFly will do everything they can to help you fly because their goal is to deliver the dream of flight to everyone
Today, iFLY has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, and the list continues to grow.
Dream Day 2017 hosted by Dreams Come True
Dream Day, hosted by Dreams Come True charity and PRI Productions, is a celebration for Northeast Florida children who are battling life-threatening illnesses. It’s truly a magical event where the children can let loose and have some fun.
The purpose of Dream Day is to provide an unforgettable day for local children and families in need of a break from their day-to-day struggles with life-threatening illnesses. The celebration is part of Dreams Come True’s Special Times program, which provides the dream child and his or her family opportunities to enjoy special activities they may not otherwise get to experience. They may get tickets to a Jaguars game, an evening at the movies, a concert or a festival to spend a day at. Whatever the opportunity, Special Times reminds the children and their families they are special and loved.
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 will be the third year for Dream Day to be here in Jacksonville, where young dreamers are celebrated as super heroes, princesses, and more in a party and parade just for them. Children will be celebrated one family at a time by riding in either a stretch limo or cruising in one of Main Street’s antique classic cars. They will start at the entrance to the PRI P... [Read More]
The Fla Juice & Bowl Will Be Opening This Saturday In Jacksonville Beach
This Saturday, a new café will be opening in Jacksonville Beach. Owner Daniel Bluett will be opening the Fla Juice & Bowl at 2403 3rd Street South. Having almost 1800Ssf, the café plans on seating up to 50 patrons.
The Fla Juice & Bowl will serve 15 different smoothies along with acai and pitaya bowls, They will also serve hawaiian-style poke bowls, cubed raw tuna and salmon served over sushi rice or organic mixed greens. The salmon and tuna will be fresh daily. There will be options for customers to build their own bowls as well.
They will also offers several milk flavors including cashew, coconut, macadamia nut, almond and cow’s milk. There will also be a large variety of superfoods available in fruits and toppings for the bowl that are purchased.
Daniel Bluett mentioned that he developed this restaurant concept while living in California and felt that the beaches area would be a great fit for his cafe. The store hours will be 8am to 7pm Monday through Saturday and 8am to 5pm on Sunday.
Apple Makes Announcements At The Annual Worldwide Developers Conference Today
Over 5000 developers listened today to Tim Cook and others make a slew of announcements its annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the San Jose Convention Center. Apple unveiled its most powerful Mac yet, a long-awaited Siri speaker, and tons of new software upgrades across all of the Apple platforms, from your iPhone to your Apple Watch.
The all-new iMac Pro packs monster power into the same super sleek design that makes Apple products so covetable. It comes with processors up to 22 teraflops, memory up to 128 gigs, and as much as 4 terabytes of storage.
Apple is now battling with Amazon and Google for control of your living room. The company unveiled the HomePod, a speaker with Siri built-in that will start selling in December. Apple is promoting the HomePod as a cross between a dedicated home assistant and a high-end speaker, saying it can adjust its audio output depending on the size of the room it's in. Users will be able to control the HomePod with their voice, asking Siri to check the weather, provide traffic updates, control smart home devices, and send text messages.
The Apple Watch will soon be getting an update that brings new watch faces and additional fitness features,. One such watch face will use... [Read More]
National Doughnut Day Is Today And Several Locations Have A Free Treat
Today is National Doughnut Day and some of the donut shops in our area are celebrating with a free treat for you.
National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the female Salvation Army members, known as “Lassies” who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday is traditionally celebrated every year on the first Friday of June
Krispy Kreme: Get one free doughnut of your choice, no purchase necessary at participating locations
Good Dough: They will be giving away mini original glaze doughnuts topped with sprinkles starting at 7 a.m
Dunkin’ Donuts: At participating Dunkin' Donuts, get a free classic doughnut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage all day Friday while supplies last.
All of the deals mentioned are at participating locations only and while supplies last. So that means that you need to go early!
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Weezer Coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, FL (February 17, 2014) – Rock band Weezer is set to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 6, 2014. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 21 at 10am.
Their debut album Weezer (aka “The Blue Album”), producer by Ric Ocasek, has been certified triple platinum in the United States, and remains the band’s all-time best seller. Upon completing the record, Weezer went on hiatus temporarily as Cuomo studied at Harvard. With help from the Spike Jonze-directed video, the single "Undone (The Sweater Song)" became a hit in the fall of 1994. But by the time the album's final single, "Say It Ain't So," was released in the summer of 1995, the group had gone on hiatus once again, with Cuomo returning to Harvard.
1996 saw Weezer's much-awaited second LP, entitled Pinkerton, released. It was quite different from 'Weezer'; the guitars were more gruff, the lyrics were deeper and much more exposed, and the band's talent and style had matured considerably. Weezer released three singles from Pinkerton: "El Scorcho", "The Good Life", and "Pink Triangle". Pinkerton eventually went gold in record sales and has ... [Read More]
Sneak Preview Of Monster Jam Trucks On Thursday, February 20th And Friday, February 21st
Jacksonville Fl - MONSTER JAM makes its return to Jacksonville when the annual motor sports spectacle drives into EverBank Stadium on Saturday, February 22nd. You can catch many of the trucks appearing in the event at many local businesses listed below. They will be displayed around North Florida on Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st. All displays are free and open to the public. Truck Displays: Thursday, February 20th Dairy Queen 2784 Sadler Rd. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Grave Digger The Legend Adventure Landing 1944 Beach Blvd (U.S. 90) Jacksonville, FL 32250 Thursday 2/20 5pm-9pm Monster Mutt Dalmatian Bozard Ford 540 Prime Outlet Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32084 Thursday 2/20 4pm-8pm Max D AutoNation Ford 7700 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32244 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Stone Crusher Walt Live Oak Ford 1109 Ohio Ave. N. Live Oak, FL 32064 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Gunslinger Friday, February 21st Metro PCS 8102 Blanding Blvd STE 16 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Friday 2/21 ... [Read More]
Todd Snider To Preform At Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 11, 2014) — Todd Snider will be hitting the road again this spring, but this time with a multi-media show starring the wit, honesty and spontaneity he’s best known for. The tour will stop at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 23.
Kicking the show off will be a 30-minute preview of East Nashville Tonight. Directed by the Barnes Brothers, the film was originally intended to be a documentary on Snider, but soon turned into what has been best described as a stoner musical.
Todd will read from his upcoming book, “I Never Met A Story I Didn’t Like (Mostly True Tall Tales) to be released April 29th via Da Capo Press. The book features insightful and often hilarious classic Todd storytelling with chapter titles such as “Talkin’ Margaritaville Blues,” “I’m Tight With Slash,” Jerry Jeff’s Balls” and “Drugs.” Following the reading, Todd will answer questions and take song requests.
Todd breaks it down like this… "Ok Buckaroos, so here’s the plan: First we show 30 minutes of our 70 minute stoner digest movie, East Nashville Tonight w... [Read More]
Conor Oberst set to perform with Dawes at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 11, 2014) — Indie Rock singer-songwriter Conor Oberst will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall with Dawes on Tuesday, May 13 at 8:00PM.
With his trembling voice, acoustic guitar, and confessional approach to songwriting, Conor Oberst played an important role in shaping the lighter, intimate side of indie rock during the late-'90s and beyond. His main project was Bright Eyes, an eclectic group of rotating musicians that vacillated between pop, folk, electronica, and country-rock. Although Oberst remained at the center of that band, he also logged time in a number of other outfits, including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, the Magentas, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and an early version of the Faint. Finally, he supported like-minded artists on an executive level, co-founding Saddle Creek Records in the '90s and launching his own label, Team Love, in 2003.
Recorded in a makeshift studio with a cast of musicians dubbed the Mystic Valley Band, the self-titled Conor Oberst arrived in 2008. While on the road in support of that album, the Mystic Valley Band found time to compose another album, this time highlighting the band's collaborative spirit. Released in 2009, Outer South feat... [Read More]
The Brumos Companies Presents The WJCT and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 3X5 Classic Film Festival on March 28th- 30th
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2014) – See Orsen Wells, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, Bogie and Bacall during three action packed days featuring the greatest films ever made. Coming on the heels of two years of WJCT’s film series at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, WJCT is proud to launch the 3 x 5 Classic Film Festival! In keeping with WJCT’s mission to encourage joyful learning, the film festival’s goal is to encourage appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema by presenting the most outstanding films produced from the 1930’s through the 1970’s. The 3 x 5 Classic Film Festival will kick off with an Opening Night Reception at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, March 28th and run through Sunday, March 30th featuring piano jazz performer John Thomas. The reception will be followed by Orson Well’s most famous film Citizen Kane. Saturday will be a daylong event with a Tinsel Town trifecta starting with the musical fantasy adventure and family favorite, The Wizard of Oz. Fans of one of the best-known films in American popular culture are encouraged to come early and participate in a festive fan experience filled with food, entertainment an... [Read More]
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Mama Mia Is Back In Jacksonville
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.
Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!.
Event Dates & Times:
Friday, October 18 – 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19 – 2:00pm & 8:00pm
For tickets and more information, visit artistseriesjax.org.... [Read More]
Jacksonville Beach Getting Massive Celtic Festival November 16th
Join us for upbeat music, lively dancing, rugged Highland games, and cuisine of the colorful Celtic culture. Vendors include a variety of traditional Celtic food, beer and memorabilia. Entertainment includes internationally known musical groups, local fife and drum corps, Irish and Scottish dancers and Kid's Zone.
The festival gates open on November 16th at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 12 noon. Performer Lineup(Main Pavilion Stage): 12 p.m. Spade McQuade 1:15 p.m. Fear Buile 2:30 p.m. The Gothard Sisters 3:45 p.m. Colm Kirwan 5:00 p.m. The Willis Clan 6:15 p.m. Searson 7:30 p.m. Rathkeltair 8:45 p.m. Enter the Haggis The Pipers, Scottish and Irish Dancers will perform 15 minute sets between bands on the Pavilion Stage. The Highland Games and Rugby exhibition will take place on the beach between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Scottish Highland Games are Sponsored by the Northeast Florida Highland Games! Sign up and Registration will be on the beach (1p-4p). Caber Tossing, Stone Throwing, Weight for Distance, Hammer Throw and Tug of War. You can also pre-register on our web site: www.jaxcelticfest.com... [Read More]
Events This Weekend : 10/10 - 10/13
PVL Release Party - Neptune Beach Location: In the courtyard at beached town center (Lillie's Coffee Bar) Time: 6:30pm Complimentary valet parking provided by A1A Valet
Grand Opening of Ladies Night - Every Thursday @ Taste - Tinseltown Location: Tase Food Studio in Tinseltown Time 9-close Ladies Drink Free All Night. RSVP Here: http://on.fb.me/1bfS0zfFriday:
Downtown Office Party - Downtown Location: Hemming Plaza Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is your chance to try something new for lunch from one of the many food trucks, get some fresh air and network with the people around you!
Concert in the Park - San Marco Location: Fletcher Park in San Marco Time: 6-late Featuring music by BE EASY. Food available from: On the Fly Sandwiches & Stuff, The Happy Grilled Cheese & Le Petite Cheri Cupcakery. Wine and Beer will be Available. FREE Admission but bring your chairs and blankets.
JAXtoberfest - Downtown Location: Shipyards across Bay St from Maxwell House Time: 3-10 Activities include: 5K Beer Run, Keg Tapping Ceremony, Food & Brew, Live Entertainment, a Kinderfest Area for kids and MORE!!!!! See JaxtoberFest.com for more information!!!
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New Tap House Opening Later This Month On The Southside
Copper Tap House located on the corner of Beach Blvd and Hodges plans on having their grand opening on October 28th. The tap house will feature over 24 beers on tap as well as a craft food menu. Chef inspired favorites like the snapper sliders will be one of the tasty entree's you can get at the new spot.
The tap house will feature a custom bar built out of 48,000 pennies that took over 200+ man hours to complete.
There will be plenty of seating at peak house and the owners plan on having nightly entertainment. The tap house also boast a stage with high end lighting and sound.
If your are interested in applying, please visit https://www.facebook.com/copperjax... [Read More]
New Evidence Suggest That There Are Big Foots All Over The US
Tennessee - Scientist from the The Erickson Project released today that they have tissue samples and have done a substantial amount of DNA research to find that there could be 1,000's of Big Foots all over North America and Canada.
We think it could be a hoax but the photos are pretty convincing..... Chewbacca might be making a comeback!!!
Let us know if you've seen one, we want to know. Most realistic picture will win a giftcard to Whisky River. Send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org... [Read More]
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