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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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    Florida / Georgia Festivities at the Jacksonville Landing




    JACKSONVILLE, Fl – The Jacksonville Landing welcomes The University of Florida and The University of Georgia fans for a weekend celebration surrounding one of the most infamous rivalry football games. The Landing has scheduled a variety of entertainment to appeal to fans of all ages throughout the property.

    Activities are scheduled to take place on Hogan Street, in The Landing’s Courtyard and inside various Landing restaurants and nightclub. The complete schedule for this year’s Florida – Georgia Celebration weekend is as follows:

    Thursday, October 31

    1) North Florida’s Biggest Halloween Party 7 p.m. – Midnight Kick off      FL/GA weekend on the river featuring live music on the Riverfront Courtyard Stage by Radio 80, giveaways, drink specials and a costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize.

    2) DJ Marco at Fionn MacCool’s 9 p.m.

    3) Thomas Rhett live in concert at Mavericks. Doors open at 6 p.m.

    Friday, November 1

    1) DJ Capone and Company with host Chris Cantillo in the Courtyard 7 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

    2) Live music by Grimm White Steed playing the...   [Read More]




    10/24 - 10/27 - Events This Weekend - The Best of the Best




    There are lots of events happening around Jacksonville this weekend. Heres our top picks. 

    Thursday:

    Cocktails for a Cause Happy Hour

    Times: 6:30p – 8:30p

    Location: Sheraton Jacksonville

     

    Ladies Night @ Taste Food Studio

    Times: 10:00p – 2:00a      - Open Bar for ladies 10-12

    Location: Taste Food Studio in Tinseltown

     

    Friday:

    Gravediggers Ball

    Times: 10:00p – 2:00a

    Location: Whisky River

     

    70s/80s Halloween Bash benefiting Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

    Times: 7:00p – 11:00p

    Location: University Club Downtown Jacksonville

     

    2nd Annual Blue Ball

    Times: 10:00p – 2:00a

    Location Shim Sham Room

     

    Saturday:

    Walk of the Dead Bar Crawl

    Times 9:00p – 2:00a    - Registration: 8:00p – 11:00p

    Location: Towncenter

     

    Trike – A – Thon benefitting St. Jude

    Times: 2:00p – 5:00p

    Location: T’s Learning Center – 11761 Beach Blvd

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    Huge Pre Halloween Bar Crawl @ The Towncenter This Saturday




    Jacksonville FL - This Saturday, October 26th @ The Town Center will be a huge bar crawl. The Bar Crawl, presented by 904 Happy Hour will jump between Blackfinn, Whisky River @ Suite. There will be a $1,000 costume contest and much more. 

    Tickets online cost $10 and $15 the day of. 

    Tickets include: 3 free shots, free cover, discounted drink specials and much more. 

    Tickets can be purchases at: http://904happyhour.com/event+tickets.php

    Any other questions, please call 904 310 0057

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    Events This Weekend - The Best of the Best




    Thursday:

    Ladies Night - Every Thursday @ Taste - Tinseltown Location: Tase Food Studio in Tinseltown Time 9-close Ladies Drink Free from 10-12

    Southern Womans Show - All Weekend Location: Prime Osborne Four days of shopping, fashion shows, celebrity appearances, food sampling, pampering and more

    North Beach Art Walk Location: North Beaches Town Center - Neptune Beach Time 5-9 Local art, food and entertainers will be at every block. come out and enjoy the great weather and awesome local art

     

    Friday: 

    Chive Party @ Whisky River Location: Whisky River Time 9-close Wear Chive gear for a free drink; there will be a raffle, live dj and much more

    Best Buddies Casino Night - Bet On Friendship Location: Sawgrass Marriott Time 9-close Hors D' Vors, Raffle, Silent Auction, Casion Games, Open Bar Benefitting Best Buddies

    The Lumineers With Dr. Dog & Nathaniel Rateliff Location: St Augustine Ampitheatre Time Gates: 5:45 Show Starts 6:45

    Monster Mash Dash 5k Location: Jax Fairgrounds Time 6mp

     

    Saturday: 

    Susan G Kohmen - Run For The Cure Location: Metro Park Time 6am-11am

    5th Annual Fish & Chips Billfish Tour...   [Read More]




    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]



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