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    Freedom Boat Club Will Open Fourth Northeast Florida Location




    Freedom Boat Club is opening another area location at Beach Marine, 2315 Beach Boulevard, in Jacksonville Beach. Their other locations in the area are Palm Valley Outdoors, near Nocatee at 377 S. Roscoe Blvd, Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville and Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine as an option to members.

    When you join a fitness club, you don’t expect to see a constant stream of upgraded equipment. When you join a golf club, you don’t expect the course to be improved every year. Those are not realistic expectations. But members of the Freedom Boat Club know through experience that “new and improved” is not a marketing slogan or wishful thinking; it is a REALITY.

    Fifteen Freedom Boat Club boats will be available for members at Beach Marine.

    When you belong to the Freedom Boat Club, you not only leave the worries behind, you also don’t have to fret over aging facilities or deteriorating equipment.

    Freedom Boat Club was founded in Venice, FL. in 1987. It has more than 145 locations and 16,000 members. In Jacksonville, the fleet has grown from four to 80 boats in six years.

    The newest location is scheduled to open on April 12.

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    BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville Is Located At The Markets At Town Center




     

    BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville is located at The Markets At Town Center on 4910 Big Island Dr.,Jacksonville, FL 32246.

    BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city.

    Discover the Italian menu of grilled steaks, seafood and Italian dishes, and enjoy the best Italian restaurant at BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville in The Markets at Town Center. Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Jacksonville, our chef-inspired Italian recipes are sure to delight your palate. Buon Appetito!

    Every Monday-Friday from 3:30pm - 6:30pm, stop by Brio Tuscan Grille at the St John's Town Center and enjoy bar bites starting at $4, $5 craft cocktails, $5 Martinis on Wednesday, and $5 Wine on Thursday's! They al...   [Read More]




    The Clay County Fair Is Coming Up March 29 - April 7th




    The 2018 Clay County Fair is coming up March 29 - April 7th! FREE CONCERTS this year will include Russell Dickerson, Chris Janson, Dailey & Vincent, Jeremy Camp, High Valley, Chase Rice + more! The 2018 Clay County Fair Opening Ceremonies starts at 1:30pm March 29th. For more info, visit ClayCountyFair.org  

    Since 1987 the Clay County Agricultural Fair has provided Clay County and Northeast Florida with an event that's both fun and educational in a family atmosphere. In fact, the Fair vision says it all "A Family A*Fair".

    The Fair strives to be the showcase for Clay County's agricultural, educational, civic and commercial interest. It provides an opportunity for citizens to work and have fun together. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the fair. Their dedicated support of sharing time and talents is vital to the fair's success.

    After gate admission most exhibits and attractions are FREE. Eight Exhibit buildings are used for commercial, non-profit and competitive exhibits.

    Clay County citizens are encouraged to enter the competitive exhibits to show off their talents and even possibly win money and/or a ribbon. Complete details are listed on the Exhibitor's Handbook which is on ...   [Read More]




    Ex Jaguar Allen Hurns Agrees To Deal With Dallas Cowboys




     

    The Dallas Cowboys have obtained a new weapon for Dak Prescott. Two days after taking a free-agent visit to Dallas, wide receiver Allen Hurns has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cowboys. The deal is worth $12 million, according to multiple reports.

    An undrafted free agent out of Miami (Fla.) in 2014, Hurns spent his first four NFL seasons with the Jaguars. His best year came in 2015, when he caught 64 passes for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns.

    In his four seasons with the Jaguars, Hurns had 189 receptions for 2,669 yards and 21 TDs. He caught just 74 passes for 961 yards and five scores the past two years while dealing with a sports hernia in 2016 and a high ankle sprain in 2017.

    Injuries the past two seasons kept Hurns below 40 receptions and 500 yards each time, though he also played in an offense geared to run the ball and often hampered by quarterback Blake Bortles' inconsistency.

    In Dallas, Hurns will compete for snaps with Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams in a passing offense that ranked 26th in 2017.

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    Tickets For "The Life Tour" Starring Grammy Award-Winning Legends Boy George and Culture Club, with Multi-Platinum Band The B-52s Go On Sale Friday




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is thrilled host the opening night of “The Life Tour” starring Grammy award-winning legends Boy George and Culture Club, with multi-platinum selling band The B-52s and special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey on Friday, June 29, 2018. Tickets for The Life Tour starring Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey go on sale this Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m.

    Grammy Award winning legends Boy George and Culture Club have revealed plans for a major 2018 U.S. headline tour with the multi- platinum selling band The B-52s. Announced today, “The Life Tour” starring Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s with special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey will visit 40+ cities across the U.S. kicking off June 29 in St. Augustine, FL. “We put together an amazing show that is going to be filled with hits and fabulous memories, we know it will be hands down this summer’s best night out,” said Boy George.

    About Boy George & Culture Club

    After more than two decades and 150 million singles & records sold globally, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are currently working on their first new music in 20 year...   [Read More]



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    Weekend Events - April 12th & 13th




    1) One Spark Festival in Downtown Jacksonville  2) The Oyster Jam Music Festival & Southeast US Boat Show at Metro Park in Downtown Jacksonville 

    3) Lauren's Kids Walk Saturday to help end child sexual abuse in Duval County 4) Dierks Bentley Live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday 5) The San Marco Art Festival at the historic San Marco Square Saturday and Sunday 6) Check out Riverside Arts Market on Saturday from 10-4pm 7) $1 Bowling at Latitude 30 on Sunday after 9pm 8) Its the final weekend of the Clay County Fair . Arts, crafts, rides, family fun and more! 

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    ZZ TOP AND JEFF BECK RETURN TOGETHER TO PERFORM AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE




    St. Augustine, FL (April 3, 2014) – ZZ Top and Jeff Beck return to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday,  September 7. Tickets will go on sale next Friday, April 11 at 10am.    This August will see long time music legends and mutual admirers, ZZ Top and Jeff Beck on tour together for the first time.  Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring route will offer fans a full Jeff Beck set, followed by a full ZZ  Top set, with a finale that joins the English fret master with the Texas rockers for a collaboration each night of the tour. 

      ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, speaking on behalf of band mates Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, noted that Beck has long been a source of  musical inspiration from the time when Beck played in the Yardbirds, the seminal hard blues-based Britrock band. Gibbons  commented, “Ever since experiencing ‘Jeff’s Boogie,’ the prospect of performance with Jeff Beck on the deck brings us into focus  with the curator of crunch.” 

      This tour is not the first live collaboration between the two camps. Gibbons joined Jeff Beck and his band on stage at the 25th  anniversary celebration of the Rock An...   [Read More]




    The Soulshine Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall Coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre




    St. Augustine, FL (April 3, 2014) – This Summer Michael Franti & Spearhead, will launch the first--‐ever music & yoga  tour, Soulshine, that will bridge daytime and nighttime experiences including music, yoga, sustainable lifestyle and  dj’s guaranteeing a full--‐blown dance party! SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall will be joining the North  American Tour along with Special Guest Yoga Teachers, such as Canada’s Ryan Leier. The tour will stop at the St.  Augustine Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 30. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 18 at 10AM. 

      With a collective reach of over 90 million impressions, the four bands: Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett  Dennen and Trevor Hall, come together for a tour that embraces their passions and love of music, dance, yoga  and sustainability. Soulshine will be affordably priced, offering activities to keep people of all ages entertained  throughout the day and night. 

      Each afternoon on the Soulshine tour will begin with a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Michael Franti & Friends,  led by some of today's most inspiring teachers from across North America, including Ryan Leier. The yoga session&nb...   [Read More]




    Tegan and Sara Coming To The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 25, 2014) — Indie rock duo Tegan and Sara will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, May 16 at 8:00PM.

    Tegan and Sara are pleased to announce their Let's Make Things Physical Tour, a 19-date run that will include Lucius, and The Courtneys. The all female-fronted tour will run in May and June, corresponding with a new single campaign for "I Was A Fool", the followup to their wildly successful first single "Closer", from the acclaimed 2013 album Heartthrob.

    Tegan and Sara’s 13-year career has seen them build an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta. Having sold nearly 1 million career albums and toured with acts from The Killers to Neil Young, Tegan and Sara have now released their 7th studio album – Heartthrob – as internationally-celebrated songwriters, performers, and artists. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, securing the band’s highest US chart position to dat...   [Read More]




    SWITCHFOOT TO PERFROM AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014




    St. Augustine, FL (March 31, 2014) – Switchfoot with special guest Thousand Foot Krutch is set to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 31 at 6:30PM. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 4 at 10AM.

    After gaining a foothold in the contemporary Christian music scene, Switchfoot went mainstream with 2003's The Beautiful Letdown, a double-platinum album that straddled the line between sacred and secular rock music. This album included the hits “Meant to Live” and Dare You to Move.” Switchfoot returned in September 2005 with their fifth album, Nothing Is Sound, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. Nothing Is Sound went gold, sparked another radio hit in "Stars," and was the first Switchfoot recording to include the work of additional guitarist Andrew Shirley (formerly a member of the contemporary Christian group All Together Separate). Wasting little time, the band returned to the studio with veteran U.K. producer Tim Palmer to begin work on its sixth album, one that found the guys broadening their musical scope. The resulting Oh! Gravity appeared at the tail end of 2006.

    Hello Hurricane, which won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. Several months af...   [Read More]



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    Putting Safety First Out On The Water




    The most enjoyable days out on the water always require a little preparation.

    An otherwise perfect day of boating can be quickly short-circuited if you didn’t bring enough food, beverages, or ice. Virtually all recreational boaters are familiar with that punched-in-the-gut feeling of being out on the water and realizing they forgot something essential.

    Of course, some forgotten items – like a favorite pair of sunglasses – are simply an annoyance. Others are more serious. Before you begin gathering all your favorite snacks, drinks and assorted boating accessories and toys, be sure to plan for safety first. No amount of fun in the sun is worth taking an unnecessary risk.

    Before you begin your day on the water, it is important to know every person who will be on your boat and know for certain that you have a properly fitting life jacket. If you realize at the last moment that you do not, before you rush out to buy one, check to see if a nearby marina is participating in the BoatU.S. Foundation’s “Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids.” It can save not only time but money.Freedom Boat Club at the Julington Creek Marina 12807 San Jose Blvd is a site for  Life Jacket Loaner program. Visit Freed...   [Read More]




    Have You Seen Molly? 9 things everyone should know about the drug Molly




    (CNN) -- The drug called Molly isn't what most of its users think it is. If you Google "Molly," many articles say the drug is "pure" MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy.

    Users often talk about the "purity" of taking Molly, as if it's somehow better; after all, MDMA was originally developed as a medication to treat depression. But today's Molly is most often not MDMA -- in the last few years, the drug has become a toxic mixture of lab-created chemicals, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

    Here are nine things everyone should know about this rapidly changing party drug:

    1. What is Molly?

    Someone who buys or takes Molly now is probably ingesting dangerous synthetic drugs that have not been tested and are produced in widely varying strengths. The DEA says only 13% of the Molly seized in New York state the last four years actually contained any MDMA, and even then it often was mixed with other drugs. The drugs frequently found in Molly are Methylone, MDPV, 4-MEC, 4-MMC, Pentedrone and MePP.

    2. What does Molly do?

    The lab-created chemicals mimic the effects of MDMA; most of them are central nervous system stimulants that cause euphoric highs. Th...   [Read More]




    Intuition Ale Works Three-Year Anniversary Celebration




    Jacksonville Fl - Break out the birthday hats… Intuition Ale Works is turning THREE! The big anniversary celebration takes place Saturday, November 23rd but they will be celebrating the whole week leading up to that day. Read on for details about all of their events!

    Intuition will be releasing at least one new beer every day from Tues, Nov 19th until Fri, Nov 22nd! Each beer will ONLY be available the day it is released. Then, on Saturday the 23rd all the beers will be available in the brewery and tap room. They will have 20+ special release brews on tap for the big anniversary bash!

    Interested in trying all 20+ beers? With the Beer Passport you can win prizes for trying them all. Beer Passports will be available in the tap room starting Tuesday, November 19th. They will be serving up 7-ounce pours of all our brews. Every time you drink a brew that week Intuition give you a stamp on your passport to keep track of the beers you’ve tried. If you try all twenty beers by Saturday the 23rd you’ll get a voucher for a gallon growler and a fill of your favorite brew. PLUS you’ll be entered into a raffle to win $100 tap room dollars.

    FRI, NOV ...   [Read More]




    Transportation Solution from Jax Beach to Downtown - Jax Connector




    Jacksonville needs your help to bring The Connector to life. Help to connect the community through this no-risk funding campaign!

    Q: What is The Connector?

    This is simple. Together we can provide an easy, reliable, fast and affordable transportation solution to connect two thriving areas in Jacksonville. The Connector will provide private buses to both Downtown and the Beaches. Two luxury buses will run on a continuous schedule leaving each location, every hour on the hour, from 7 pm to 2 am Friday and Saturday nights with room for expansion. You'll be able to make reservations in advance through Jax Connector or by walking up. The cost will be $5 one-way and $8 round-trip payable via cash or charge. The ride will be a straight shot from point A to point B and trip duration is approximately a 30 minute ride.

    Q: I love Jacksonville, but will this work? And why do you need $100K?

    Private transportation systems are proven all over the world. This is our opportunity to step up when resources have not been provided at the growth rate of our community. That in mind, there are key barriers to implementation: cost and adoption. 

    Cost. We're hoping you can help on...   [Read More]




    THE PLAYERS Championship announces record $7.1 million generated for local charities from 2013 tournament




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (November 14, 2013) – At a celebration tonight honoring the volunteer leadership of THE PLAYERS Championship, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem announced that $7.1 million was generated for local charities from the 2013 tournament, eclipsing last year’s record-breaking total of $6.5 million. The money generated by THE PLAYERS each year benefits more than 300 charities throughout Northeast Florida, totaling nearly $60 million in charitable giving since the event moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977. The substantial increases over the past few years is attributed to a growing, dedicated fan base, support from PwC – the event’s Proud Partner, the tireless and selfless efforts of the tournament’s volunteer force and the entire Northeast Florida community.

      The announcement was made during THE PLAYERS Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party hosted by Commissioner Finchem on the Presentation Lawn of the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.  The event is part of a series of activities during THE PLAYERS 2013 Giving Back Month designed to highlight the work of the many charitable organizations in Northeast Florida that benefit from the tournament. Guests at tonight’s Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party cheered a...   [Read More]



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