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    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

    Game           &nbs...   [Read More]




    Champions For Hope Celebrity Golf Tournament This Weekend At The TPC Sawgrass




    The Funk-Zitiello Foundation, formed by professional golfer Fred Funk and his wife Sharon and Tommy and Judi Zitiello, will have the Champions for Hope Celebrity Golf Classic Friday and Saturday at TPC Sawgrass. The inaugural Champions for Hope golf tournament will benefit the JT Townsend Foundation and pancreatic research with the Mayo Clinic.

    The JT Townsend Foundation (JTTF) was established in 2008 with a mission to help children and adults living with disabilities on the First Coast with financial assistance and adaptive equipment often denied by insurance and to fund spinal cord injury research. To date, JTTF has helped over 250 families with $500,000 given in assistance and equipment.

    Judi Zitiello was the Townsend Foundation’s first executive director and led it through Townsend’s death in 2013. She is now the board chairwoman of the Townsend Foundation and the Funk-Zitiello foundation’s managing director. She credits Mayo for her surviving pancreatic cancer and has become an advocate to ensure others live through it as well.

    First Coast News own Angelia Savage will cohost the gala with Curtis Dvorak, Friday, June 16th at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. Curtis served 19 years as the...   [Read More]




    The Jumpin' Jax House Of Food Opens Today In Mandarin




    The Jumpin’ Jax House of Food is scheduled to open today at 10131 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The owner, Howdy Russell stated that the restaurant will offer burgers, pizza, wraps, salads, desserts and homemade soups.

    One of their highlighted items off their menu is the 904 Club, which will be served on Texas toast and features house marinated chicken breast topped with melted cheddar cheese, pecanwood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, garlic aioli sauce and avocado.

    For salad lovers, they have the Jax Wedge that is a Iceberg wedge topped with house made blue cheese dressing and crumbles with grape tomato, pecanwood smoked bacon, avocado, carrots, red onion and house made croutons.

    The 5,200-square-foot restaurant, which previously housed Red Elephant Pizza, has 135 seats and will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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    New Indoor Skydiving Facility May Be Opening In Jacksonville




    iFLY, a company who operates indoor skydiving facilities, is looking at the possibility of opening one of them in our area near the Town Center off I-295.

    iFLY is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving. They make the dream of flight a reality by giving their customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment.

    iFLY started in 1998 as SkyVenture, LLC. Once they had developed the technology to create a stable, wall-to-wall cushion of air in a flight chamber, they knew they could offer an incredibly realistic and safe indoor skydiving experience. They opened their first indoor skydiving facility in 1999. Between 1999 and 2005, they opened three more facilities. In 2005, they rebranded themselves iFLY, maintaining SkyVenture as their design and manufacturing company.

    They welcome flyers from 3 to 103. If you have reasonable health and fitness you can fly. iFly will do everything they can to help you fly because their goal is to deliver the dream of flight to everyone

    Today, iFLY has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, and the list continues to grow.

     

     

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    Florida Georgia Events 2013




    Events & Activities Haunted Harbor - Halloween Party

    Thursday, Oct. 31  7 - 11 p.m. Metropolitan Park Halloween night, Metropolitan Park on the river will be transformed into Haunted Harbor – the ghost pirate island. On the stroll through Haunted Harbor, guests can grab sweet treats, hear tales from beyond, and have fortunes told before reveling in the ultimate outdoor costume party at the park. This first Halloween Haunted Harbor party is sure to be a memorable event. Click here for more information.

      18th Annual Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Friday, Nov. 1 at 11:30 a.m. West Club at EverBank Field University of Florida Inductees: Jevon Kearse & Lindy Infante University of Georgia Inductees: Peter Anderson & Matt Stinchcomb Reserved seats are $60; Corporate tables (10 seats) $600 Call (904) 630-3600 for more information and reservations.  

    Florida Georgia Block Party

    Friday, Nov. 1 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena The 3rd Annual Florida Georgia Block Party at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena presented by Bud Light benefitting Daniel Kids wi...   [Read More]




    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]



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