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    Tropical Smoothie Cafe Is Celebrating National Flip Flop Day Today




     

    Tropical Smoothie Café is hosting it’s National Flip Flop Day on Friday, June 16th! All customers wearing flip flops will receive a FREE Sunshine Smoothie in their  NEW limited edition 16 oz. 20th anniversary souvenir cup. The annual giveaway runs from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the Atlanta-based chain's nearly 600 locations.

    Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café said that it had been over 10 years since they started National Flip Flop Day to show appreciation for their guests and mark the kick off to summer.

    National Flip Flop Day® is Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s own holiday when they celebrate their customers and kick-off fundraising for Camp Sunshine of Casco, Maine. The event is held each year on the third Friday in June.

    Camp Sunshine offers countless families the opportunity to put aside the stress and severity of having a child with an illness and just have fun. It costs $2,500 to send one family to camp for a week, but through donations many are sent.

    Tropical Smoothie efforts make a real difference in the lives of the children and families that attend Camp Sunshine. This year, over 4 Million dollars has been raised toward that effort.

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    Local Plant-Based Chef Offers New Home Delivery Food Service




    ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida (June 11, 2017) – Sprout Kitchen is proud to announce a new plant-based meal, juice, and smoothie delivery service in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and the surrounding areas. The weekly delivery service to your home or work makes it easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle while consuming nutrient-dense and delicious meals.

    “Our products are 100 percent whole-food, plant-based, non-GMO, and gluten-free as well as organic and locally-sourced when possible,” says Forrest Masters, owner and chef of Sprout Kitchen. “I want to make it easy and accessible for people to eat nutritious meals by delivering them fresh and ready-to-eat. ”

    (Plant-based Chef Forrest Masters starts new home delivery food service for St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and the surrounding areas.) 

    Masters works out of her commercial-grade kitchen in the West King neighborhood of downtown St. Augustine, and has more than 13 years’ experience in the health and wellness industry. She began her culinary career as a chef at The Present Moment Café, a popular raw and vegan gourmet restaurant in St. Augustine, before serving as Head Chef at Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico and then Gen...   [Read More]




    Riverplace Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project On Its Way




    The Riverplace Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project is up for final approval from the Downtown Development Review Board on Thursday.  The project would alter about a half-mile of Riverplace Boulevard from the Main Street Bridge to Prudential Drive on the Southbank to “prioritize access for pedestrians and bicyclists over cars.”

    The “road diet” includes slimmer traffic lanes in exchange for protected bike paths, off-street parking, wider sidewalks, built-in bus stops and upgraded landscaping.

    The Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) application said the project focuses on “reduced travel lanes, traffic calming, and enhanced landscaping” to make the area safer for Southbank residents. In addition to existing condo and apartment towers, more housing is in development for the area, including Catalyst Development Partners’ proposed San Marco Apartments at 1444 Home St. and the 263-unit riverfront Broadstone River House under construction.

    The design renderings presented to the Downtown Investment Authority show three lanes of traffic and off-street parking which would provide a buffer for 5-foot-wide bike paths and 8-foot-wide sidewalks on each side...   [Read More]




    The Hyppo Has Opened In San Marco




    The Hyppo, had a soft opening  at their newest location in San Marco  at 1432 Hendricks Ave yesterday. They are located in the unique hexagon building in front of the San Marco Train Station building.

    This is their second location for The Hyppo in Jacksonville along with its location at 90 Riverside Avenue. Hyppo owner Stephen DiMare said he had been looking in the San Marco area for some time, and the location on Hendricks appealed to him.

    The Hyppo makes gourmet ice pops in excess of 450 all-natural flavors like blueberry lavender lemonade, reisling pear, pineapple cilantro, champagne mango and avacado coconut, all made with no preservatives, artificial colors or GMOs. They use only the freshest fruit that they can find and say that the only time their fruit is frozen is when it becomes an Ice Pop.

    Owner Stephen DiMare says that this store will not be the last expansion for The Hyppo in Jacksonville. DiMare said he's looking to open locations in the Town Center area or the Beaches and thinks that the Beaches will come first.

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    Seminoles And Gators Are Headed Back To The College World Series




    The final leg of the 2017 Division I baseball tournament kicks off June 17 and runs through June 27/28. The eight teams participating in this year's CWS are Oregon State, Texas A&M, Cal State Fullerton, Louisville, Florida State, TCU, LSU, and Florida.

    The eight teams will be playing a double-elimination format to determine who gets to claim the title as national champions. The finals, a best-of-three series, is scheduled for June 26-27/28.

    The Seminoles punched their ticket to college baseball’s championship series in Omaha, Neb., with an emphatic 19-0 win over Sam Houston State late Monday night, clinching the program’s first trip to the CWS since 2012.

    Also on Monday night,  the Gators posted a 3-0 victory over Wake Forest in front of 3,381 at McKethan Stadium, sending UF to the College World Series for the sixth time under coach Kevin O’Sullivan.

    The pairings and game times for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 71st MCWS will take place at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, from June 17-27/28.

     

    Saturday, June 17

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    Whisky River Open Bar Friday




    Reserve your open bar tickets valid for a Three Olives Open Bar from 10-11pm @ Whisky River on Friday, January 17th 2014

    Online Ticketing for Friday Night Party - Three Olives Open Bar powered by Eventbrite ...   [Read More]




    Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Saturday - Info




    Jacksonville Beach Fl - This Saturday is the Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl in Jacksonville Beach. The annual event, sponsored by Southern Comfort will be taking place from 5-9pm on Saturday. 

    The crawl will stop at 8 bars and includes free shots at 4 locations, drink specials for participants, chance to win Southern Comfort merchandise and a $500 Ugliest Sweater Contest at 8:30 @ Lynch's. There will also be a after party at Lynch's following the event. 

    Check in is at the Ritz from 5-7pm for drink wrist band and map. Tickets can be purchased for $10 online and $15 day of the event at the first stop. Heres the ticket link: http://www.904happyhour.com/event+tickets.php.

    For questions, group discounts and information, call 904 310 0057

    Map: 

     

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    The Eagles Are Coming To Jacksonville




    Jacksonville Fl - The eagles have added a concert in Jacksonville, Florida to the “history of the eagles” tour. The iconic band will perform at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on February 26, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10 am.

    Tickets can be purchased on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10am At www.livenation.com, the Tom Bush family of dealerships box office located at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, All ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000

     

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    Cocktails For A Cause This Thursday




    Jacksonville Fl - join us Thursday December 5th for a special happy hour This Happy Hour event that will give money back to a worthy cause while networking with other like-minded professionals. There will be a featured Holiday Adult Beverage stand selling $5 glasses which is donated directly to the Sulzbacher Center.

    Join the holiday spirit and bring your cash for the drinks and awesome raffle that will donate directly towards the cause! The Sulzbacher Center is the Northeast Florida’s largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children. They are one of a few centers in the nation to offer a full range of services for the homeless right here in Jacksonville, Florida! To read more about the services offered please vsit: http://www.sulzbachercenter.org/

    This is a great networking opportunity and the only event that encourages you to bring your business cards and dress casually. Many attendees will come after work who may dress business casual (which is not required). Please note: No cover to join the happy hour. Food can be ordered with the waitress and the bar is open for those who would like an alternate beverage.

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    The Jacksonville Landing to Hold 27th Annual Christmas on the St. Johns Tree Lighting Ceremony




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla – PRI Productions presents Christmas on the St. Johns at The Jacksonville Landing in partnership with Action News and Sleiman Enterprises. The 27th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Jacksonville Landing will take place Friday, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. in The Landing’s Courtyard. 

    Music for the Lighting Ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. and include performances by local artists Nikos Westmoreland, Jacob and May Leporacci, Lauren Clemons, Dalton Cyr, Harvey Williams and Mike Hammondtree. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display on the St. Johns River.

    The 56-foot-tall energy-efficient tree features over 78,000 L.E.D. lights and more than 100 ornaments.  The tree is also programmed to perform a 10-minute, synchronized light show set to various selections of holiday music.  The light shows begin the night of the Tree Lighting Ceremony and continue daily until New Year’s Eve.

    A 30-minute live broadcast of the Lighting Ceremony will air at 7:30 p.m. on Fox 30. Heres the link for photos from last years lighting: 2013 photos

    The Courtyard at The Landing will be standing-room-only for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Therefore, the public is asked not to br...   [Read More]



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