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    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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    Jacksonville Town Center PDQ To Open July 30th




    Stop by on Sunday, July 30th to celebrate the Grand Opening of the fourth PDQ Jacksonville location at the Jacksonville Town Center.

    PDQ will be kickin' the day off with their First 50 lineup (check out all of the details and rules below). The first 50 guests in line on opening day will receive a $50 PDQ Gift Card, lunch, and a PDQ swag bag. See below for the official rules and deets.

    Their 58th restaurant will be the first location in Jacksonville to feature the delicious new chef-inspired menu, including seasonal bowls, premium sandwiches and unique sides. They will still feature all of their traditional fan favorites, including the hand-breaded chicken tenders, homemade sauces and dressings, hand-tossed salads, made-to-order sandwiches and hand-spun milkshakes. 

    You can check out their newest Jacksonville spot located at 4816 Gate Parkway in Jacksonville Town Center. Stop in and try their delicious new menu items 7 days a week from 10:30 am - 10 pm.

    First 50 Deets  As one of their “First 50” Guests in line on Grand Opening Day, Sunday, July 30th, each person will receive a special PDQ numbered lanyard denoting your place in line. The “First 50” Guests ...   [Read More]




    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]




    2017 Total Solar Eclipse On August 21st




    On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that day, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse .

    A total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky. The fact that total solar eclipses occur at all is a quirk of cosmic geometry. The moon orbits an average of 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from Earth — just the right distance to seem the same size in the sky as the much-larger sun. However, these heavenly bodies line up only about once every 18 months.

    The path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It passes through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

    During totality, the area inside the moon's shadow is cloaked in twilight — a very strange feeling to experience in the middle of the day. Just before and just after totality, observers can see this cloak o...   [Read More]




    The Volstead, Downtown Jacksonville's Premier Prohibition Style Whiskey Lounge Is Closing




    The Volstead has announced that it will be closing its doors on August 21. The Volstead was a popular downtown Jacksonville speakeasy-style bar that has been open for about 3 1/2 years.

    The Downtown speakeasy-style bar  located at 115 W. Adams Street fronts as an old post office, but once inside, it is a bar specializing in cocktails from times past . It is an upscale bourbon bar serving premium bourbons, scotches and whiskeys in an upscale lounge, 1920s-themed setting.

    “The Volstead” gets its name from The Volstead Act, which enacted Prohibition in the United States in late 1919. The act was later repealed in 1933, but the era would forever leave its mark on history. Some of histories most colorful personalities were players in bootlegging operations, and to this day bars still carry on

    Jacksonville Florida pre-prohibition was a beautiful, bustling city where people came to achieve their dreams; designed to be the original site of Hollywood where the stars and starlets of the era came to spend their time.

    As the decade progressed the nation fell on hard times, Congressman Andrew Volstead chalked up the bill to eradicate the production and sale of liquor throughout the United States. As liquor ...   [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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    Man Bitten By Alligator




    Lake City Fl - Yesterday while repairing his dock, James Tennant, 44, was bitten by a alligator. The Attack happened just after 3pm in about 4 ft of water. James was bitten on his calf and was taken to UF Shands where he under went surgery. Since the attack, FWC issued a permit to a trapper who has since trapped the gator. The alligator turned out to be a little over 8 ft long and weighed in at 150 lbs. It was caught Thursday night and euthanized.We wish James the best with his recovery. Just a reminder, please do not feed alligators or tantalize them. These un-natural human behaviors can turn normal alligators into nuisance alligators which are relocated and sometimes put down. ...   [Read More]




    10 Fun Beach Activities to Keep You Fit and Active This Summer!




    Jacksonville Fl - Summer is almost over and our fitness partner LA Fitness shared this awesome article with us about ways to have fun while still getting fit at the beach. It is time to make your beach outings more fun-and fit-this summer! Adding some activities to your beach days will have you soaking up rays from that beautiful summertime orb in the sky, all while burning some extra calories.

     

    In fact, some of the high-intensity activities are not only fun, they can provide an incredible workout, too!   So get off of your beach towel and grab your friends this summer because it is time to have FUN and stay FIT! To get you warmed up, we will start with some moderate-intensity activities that are perfect for fun in the sun and burning some extra calories. After that, we will give you some higher intensity options that will have you sweating and feeling invigorated at your favorite summertime beaches.   All of the calorie totals are for the following activities are based on 150 pound person doing the specified activity for 1 hour. They are only estimates and are provided to give you a general idea of the calories burned while performing the listed activity.   Sun Bathing - 68 calories/hour - This is only 7 more calories per ...   [Read More]



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