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    South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen And American Kyle Stanley Are Tied For The Lead At The Players Championship After 36 Holes




     

    At nine-under, South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and American Kyle Stanley are tied for the lead at golf’s unofficial fifth major with JB Holmes a shot behind, followed by veteran Vijay Singh at seven-under at the halfway point of the Players Championship.

    Adam Scott battled a misbehaving putter to remain in the mix at two-under. After leading the field in putting during the first round, the 36-year-old missed a series of short putts but scrapped for an even-par 72. But Scott remained positive about his score on a brutal Sawgrass set-up. Phil Mickelson and Jason Day finished at 2 under par. Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson finished at even par for the 36 holes.

    Meanwhile, four-time major winner Rory McIlroy will undergo an MRI in Belfast on Monday after aggravating an injury that had kept him on the sidelines for seven weeks earlier this year. McIlroy shot a 71 today to make the cut with an even-par total. 

    Jordan Spieth struggled for the second consecutive day at the Players Championship on Friday, shooting a second-round, three-over 75 to miss the cut at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

    Spieth finished the tournament at four-over and accomp...   [Read More]




    The Blind Rabbit Closes Their Riverside Location




    A popular restaurant on King Street in Riverside locked its doors Sunday without any advanced notice or explanation. The Blind Rabbit, located at 901 King Street posted a sign on the front door Monday stating that the business had closed and telling customers to visit the restaurant's Jacksonville Beach location.

    On Sunday afternoon, the Blind Rabbit posted on its Facebook page, "After 5 years we are saying good bye to Riverside today after brunch! Thank you for all the support over the years you will be missed. Come visit our Jax beach location! “

    Back in July of 2015, an employee of the restaurant, 20-year-old Daniel Rowe, was shot and killed while taking out the garbage. Police described this as a robbery attempt and Erron Coleman has been charged with Rowe's murder, along with armed robbery, burglary and weapons charges.

    No one knows if that incident had anything to do with the sudden closure of the whiskey and burger bar that had been known for its crowds. Their website still has both locations listed as open.

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    The Homestead Restaurant Is Returning To Jacksonville Beach This Summer




    Former Homestead chef Bo Johns has announced his plans to open the previously closed Homestead Restaurant at a new location this summer in Jacksonville Beach. The Homestead officially closed at the end of December 2010 and their previous location at 1712 Beach Blvd. is now the Taco Lu Mexican restaurant.

    Mr. Johns said that the new restaurant will be located at 904 Sixth Ave. S where Parson’s Seafood Restaurant, an area staple for more than 50 years, had closed last year.

    Johns said the restaurant menu will be identical to when former owner Steve Macri operated the restaurant. “It will be the exact same menu,” he said, citing fried chicken, grouper fingers and blackened steak fingers as a few of the featured items.

    The restaurant will boast at least 150 seats, Johns said, including an outdoor patio. He hopes to have the restaurant opened by the end of June.

    The old Homestead Restaurant had a long history with the residents of Jacksonville. The original owner, Alpha Paynter was a prominent businesswoman who for decades, owned the Homestead and the Copper Kettle Inn. After Alpha moved to Jacksonville Beach, she constructed the log cabin that would become the Homestead in 1934. Originally a boardi...   [Read More]




    First Coast Car Show At The Anheuser-Busch Brewery




    First Coast Car Show At The Anheuser-Busch Brewery

    Join us rain or shine for the First Coast Council Car Show at the Jacksonville Brewery on Saturday, May 20th. Entrance to the event is free for all ages. They will have food trucks, beer, non-alcoholic beverages. self-guided tours and so much more! The event is from 10am to 2pm.

    The Brewery is located at: 111 Busch Dr, Jacksonville, Florida 32218

     

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    Jacksonville Farmers Market Improvement Project Almost Completed




    The Jacksonville Farmers Market improvement project has started and is expected to be finished in late June. Wider sidewalks and safety bollards are already in and canopies are now going up on the wholesale line area.

    Established in 1938, the market offers Northeast Florida’s largest selection of fresh and healthy foods and is the oldest continuously operated public market in Florida.The Jacksonville Farmers Market is one of the few real working authentic farmers markets in the southeast.

    All vendors remain open for business with no effect on shoppers. Areas undergoing improvements are isolated. Some vendors may be temporarily relocated within the market during the next few weeks to insure full separation from construction.The new awnings will allow for shopping in any weather at the Farmers Market, and they will also provide shade for our vendors.

    Upwards of 25,000 people a week from the North Florida area, enjoy savings on local, organic and specialty produce and various products including artisan breads and baked goods, stir-fry, seafood, honey, boiled peanuts, garden plants and much more.

    You may notice that vendors will have to move to different areas of the market throughout construction, but fortuna...   [Read More]



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    NYE 2014 Jacksonville Events




    Every year we put together the best list of events for NYE, here ya go - party responsibly!!

    Downtown Jacksonville

    333NYE @ MOCA

    For four years now, The Contemporaries have been throwing the biggest New Year's Eve bash in the city. This year's fete will be bigger than ever. Revel the night away on the dance floor, try your luck gambling, enjoy festive drinks and eats and experience the best ball drop countdown in the city, all at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Black tie optional. Hors d'oeuvres, beverages & entertainment are complimentary with admission. December 31, 2013 // 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. All Guests must be 21 or older.

    Jacksonville Scene Party @ River City Brewing

    Bring in the cheer as we celebrate and ring in the new year at River City Brewing Company! The best deal around town, the best view of the fireworks at Midnight with the best crowd! Kiss the year away from 9 PM to 2 AM for a special Jacksonville Scene price of just $65!!!! New Year’s Eve Ticket Includes: -Open Bar that includes: Beer, Wine and well liquor until 1:30 AM!!!! -Light food and appetizers -Champagne toast at Midnight -DJ -Prime view of the downtown fireworks must be 21 and up with valid picture ID. All tick...   [Read More]




    2014 Gator Bowl Events




    LATITUDE 30 PLAYER OUTING DATE: (SEC) Dec 27 & (Big Ten) Dec 28 TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM LOCATION: Latitude 30 COST: Venue is open to the public!

    TAXSLAYER.COM GATOR BOWL LATITUDE 30 PLAYERS OUTING FOR THE SEC AND BIG TEN TEAMS

    Players will experience a fun-filled evening with the Players at one of Jacksonville’s newest and most popular entertainment venues.  In addition to a great menu of food favorites, players will enjoy such great activities as bowling, billiards and the latest arcade games – not to mention big screen T.V’s  and music galore. Latitude 30 is an experience that has something for everyone!

     

    COACHES LUNCHEON DATE: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 TIME: 12:00 PM LOCATION: Prime Osborn Convention Center COST: $75 TICKETS: Click Here »

    This luncheon showcases the best of the “past and present” in Gator Bowl history and is a great opportunity for fans to meet and greet the coaches and players participating in the Gator Bowl as well as legends from the Gator Bowl past.

     

    VYSTAR 5K RUN DATE: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 TIME: 1:00 PM LOCATION: Jacksonvil...   [Read More]




    Tortuga Music Festival Lineup Released




    On April 12th & 13th (11am to 9pm EST), Fort Lauderdale Beach will host Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival. Held on the white sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in a beautiful oceanside setting, Tortuga Music Festival is a multi-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music. This years line up includes big names like: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Train, Sheryl Crow and more. 

    Tortuga Music Festival brings like-minded fans together for an unforgettable beach weekend experience that pairs music with meaning to raise awareness for marine conservation. Tortuga Music Festival works hand in hand with the Rock The Ocean Foundation to increase public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans and to support scientific research, education and ocean conservation initiatives.

    In their first year, over $70,000 was given back to their Conservation Village partners such as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Nova University, and dozens of others in the South Florida Community as a direct result of ticket sales and donations from Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival.

    Photos from Tortuga 2013: 

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    Professional Rough Stock Series to Make Florida Debut in Jacksonville




    Belle Fourche, SD – December 16, 2013:   Rodeo season may be coming to a close but the horsepower will fire back up as the Professional Roughstock Series (PRS) top riders come to Jacksonville, Florida with nearly $2 million in stock bringing some of the toughest broncs and bulls to the Jacksonville Equestrian Center on Saturday, January 4th at 7:30 p.m.

    “We look forward to making our debut in Jacksonville and growing the PRS fan base in Florida,“ said PRS President, Spud Whitman.

    The lineup of equine and bovine athletes slated for Jacksonville is equally impressive, featuring numerous National Finals Rodeo qualifying stock contractors and some of the most feared animals in the sport. Kelly Timberman, In-Arena Announcer for the PRS on RFD-TV commented, "We're bringing animals from all over the country to ensure the best possible draw. It's going to be quite a show for the fans in Jacksonville."

    The Jacksonville Open is the 1st stop on the Nationally televised 2014 PRS Tour. The series features the three most exciting and dangerous events in rodeo -- Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, and Bull Riding.

    Tickets are on sale now and start at just $10.00 (applicable fees may ...   [Read More]




    Josh Thompson at Mavericks Recap




    Jacksonville Fl - On Friday the 13th at Mavericks, many people attended Josh Thompson’s concert. This artist is known for his hit songs “Beer On the Table”, “Way Out Here”, and “Coming Around”. This artist has some very catchy songs, but some are also repetitive.  Before this artist went on to perform, Stephen Carey opened up for Josh.  This was the first time I had heard of him or his music. His music is a country rock sound. When he came out to perform, his opening had a little bit of “Friday the 13th” intro since it was Friday the 13th. Listening to him perform was really cool, I thought this guy was a good choice to open up the concert at Mavericks.

    Once Stephen Carey finished up, the crowd was excited and waiting for the concert to start. The crowd was excited to see Josh Thompson perform. I thought his performance was good and brought in the crowds who like to drink and party. Josh also performed a new song called “Cold Beer With Your Name On It”, for an upcoming album that he is working on. I think this guy writes a lot of songs that fit many Honky Tonks and Dive bars. Josh Thompson hasn’t gotten much radio airplay in a while; his last album came out in 2010. But hopef...   [Read More]



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