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JAGUARS SIGN QUARTERBACK BLAKE BORTLES TO CONTRACT EXTENSION THROUGH 2020
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed fourth-year QB Blake Bortles to a contract extension that runs through the 2020 season, the club announced today.
“Blake’s growth and development last season was a key to the success we had as a team,” said Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin. “Blake has proven, with toughness and dependability, that he can be the leader this team needs going forward. Along with this contract come high expectations that he will continue to improve and help our team accomplish its ultimate goal.”
Bortles, 6-5, 236, led the Jaguars to a 2-1 postseason record in January’s playoff games. This marked Jacksonville’s first postseason appearance since the 2007 season and the Jaguars’ 2017 AFC South division title was the team’s first since the 1999 season. He has appeared in 62 regular season games with 61 starts and has completed 1,318 of 2,229 career passes (59.1 comp. pct.) for 14,928 yards, 90 TDs and 64 INTs for a passer rating of 80.8. Bortles has also rushed for 1,410 yards and seven TDs on 223 attempts and his 6.32 career rush avg. ranks fourth in NFL history among quarterbacks with at least 200 rush attempts.
In the red zone in 20... [Read More]
40th Annual Ortega River Run
The 40th Annual Ortega River Run will have a 1 mile Fun Run and a 5 mile Run-Walk Run. The 1 mile run begins at 8am. Both races start and finish at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School located at 4114 Oxford Avenue – Just off Ortega Boulevard.
For the 40 years, St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School has held the Ortega River Run. A Grand Prix sanctioned event, this is a great event for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the financial aid and scholarship program at the school.
Run the historic 40-year course over bridges and along tree-lined streets.
Medals given to all 1-mile and 5-mile finishers.
Shirts for all one-mile and five-mile runners. You must pick up at designated locations prior to race day to guarantee shirt availability.
Large and lively family Street Fair at start/finish with food, activities, give-a-ways, and special guests.
Fun & Fit Zone with bounce house and sport activities for kids.
Strollers welcome (must start at back of race).... [Read More]
TICKETS TO STEVE MILLER AND PETER FRAMPTON LIVE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE GO ON SALE FRIDAY
On Friday, July 20, 2018, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host two titans of classic rock – The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton. Tickets for Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton will go on sale Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ‘60s. with albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music - and society - could be in the years to come. Then, in the ‘70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n’ roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Abracadabra” among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio – and impossible not to sing along with. Running through Miller&rsqu... [Read More]
Disney Announces Opening Date For ‘Toy Story Land’ At Disney World
Woody, Buzz, Jessie and their friends will come to life at Walt Disney World in Florida this summer. The upcoming Toy Story Land will officially open to guests on June 30.
The upcoming 11-acre land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will include two new attractions and a new entrance to the existing Toy Story Mania attraction.
Guests visiting Toy Story Land will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun with Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Andy and other beloved toys in Andy’s backyard. You can also take a ride on the Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit and topped off with Slinky and Jessie.
Guests can also take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set that Andy won from Pizza Planet. Here, adorable little green aliens swirl about in their flying saucers with guests in tow in their rocket ship toys, while “The Claw” hangs overhead.
Toy Story Land is an important addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios as they look to add guest capacity ahead of the much-anticipated Star Wars Land opening in 2019.... [Read More]
Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park Is Open Again On Weekends
Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park is open again on the weekends. The park offers a full range of facilities and a beautiful beach for sunbathing, swimming, and searching for sharks' teeth.
The beach is located on the southern end of Ponte Vedra Beach and just north of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve. It also has a handicapped-accessible dune walkover from the parking area to the beach.
The Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park, including the parking lot, beach access and all related facilities, has experienced intermittent closures beginning the week of Dec. 4 through spring 2018 while the site is utilized as a staging area for beach restoration associated with Hurricane Irma.
Visitors are encouraged to exercise caution during this time as heavy equipment will be present on the beach until restoration efforts are complete. To find information on other St. Johns County beach access points, please visit www.sjcfl.us/beaches. For more information, please call 904.209.0322.... [Read More]
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Jacksonville Beach Getting Massive Celtic Festival November 16th
Join us for upbeat music, lively dancing, rugged Highland games, and cuisine of the colorful Celtic culture. Vendors include a variety of traditional Celtic food, beer and memorabilia. Entertainment includes internationally known musical groups, local fife and drum corps, Irish and Scottish dancers and Kid's Zone.
The festival gates open on November 16th at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 12 noon. Performer Lineup(Main Pavilion Stage): 12 p.m. Spade McQuade 1:15 p.m. Fear Buile 2:30 p.m. The Gothard Sisters 3:45 p.m. Colm Kirwan 5:00 p.m. The Willis Clan 6:15 p.m. Searson 7:30 p.m. Rathkeltair 8:45 p.m. Enter the Haggis The Pipers, Scottish and Irish Dancers will perform 15 minute sets between bands on the Pavilion Stage. The Highland Games and Rugby exhibition will take place on the beach between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Scottish Highland Games are Sponsored by the Northeast Florida Highland Games! Sign up and Registration will be on the beach (1p-4p). Caber Tossing, Stone Throwing, Weight for Distance, Hammer Throw and Tug of War. You can also pre-register on our web site: www.jaxcelticfest.com... [Read More]
Events This Weekend : 10/10 - 10/13
PVL Release Party - Neptune Beach Location: In the courtyard at beached town center (Lillie's Coffee Bar) Time: 6:30pm Complimentary valet parking provided by A1A Valet
Grand Opening of Ladies Night - Every Thursday @ Taste - Tinseltown Location: Tase Food Studio in Tinseltown Time 9-close Ladies Drink Free All Night. RSVP Here: http://on.fb.me/1bfS0zfFriday:
Downtown Office Party - Downtown Location: Hemming Plaza Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is your chance to try something new for lunch from one of the many food trucks, get some fresh air and network with the people around you!
Concert in the Park - San Marco Location: Fletcher Park in San Marco Time: 6-late Featuring music by BE EASY. Food available from: On the Fly Sandwiches & Stuff, The Happy Grilled Cheese & Le Petite Cheri Cupcakery. Wine and Beer will be Available. FREE Admission but bring your chairs and blankets.
JAXtoberfest - Downtown Location: Shipyards across Bay St from Maxwell House Time: 3-10 Activities include: 5K Beer Run, Keg Tapping Ceremony, Food & Brew, Live Entertainment, a Kinderfest Area for kids and MORE!!!!! See JaxtoberFest.com for more information!!!
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Huge Country Superfest Set To Come To Jacksonville
October 10, 2013 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – The first-ever Florida Country Superfest, featuring the biggest stars in country music, is set for June 14 and 15, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla., officials announced today. Jacksonville’s EverBank Field will play host to two jam-packed days and nights of country music and tailgating fun.
The complete talent lineup along with ticket information and other details surrounding this mega-event will be released at a press conference scheduled for Nov. 14 in Jacksonville. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 21. Country music fans interested in signing up for the mailing list and securing tickets before they are available to the general public through a special pre-sale opportunity can register at www.FloridaCountrySuperfest.com. “The Florida Country Superfest will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Events like this have a great impact on tourism and the local economy. I am thrilled that the community leaders and event producers worked together to make Jacksonville the host for this festival.”
Festival Productions, Inc.–New Orleans (FPI-NO) and S... [Read More]
Gentlemen Of The Road St. Augustine Stop Over Recap
St. Augustine FL - “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover” was the biggest event that has happened this year and 904 Happy Hour went down to St Augustine’s Francis Field get the low down. I got to go down to Francis Field both days of the festival to check out the music and the crowd. From observing the number of attendees, it was said that there were at least 30,000 people that attended the festival. The line-up contained 12 bands for the two day festival. Mumford and Sons was the headliner for the festival and they performed a great show and gave the best performance their fans have ever seen. What also makes this a big event is that this was the final show for the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover and St. Augustine was the last stop. This festival was very artsy and brought many attendees from Jacksonville to Tampa and some people from out of the state as well.
Day 1 went off smoothly and showcased Willy Mason, Thao and the Get Down and Stay Down, The Walkmen and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Each band gave a great performance and had their unique style. I categorized some of these bands as alternative, indie rock, or indie folk band. Each band performed a one hour set and I thought they all did a great job. When the night was over... [Read More]
Mumford & Sons St. Augustine GOTR Schedule
St Augustine Fl - Mumford & Sons just announced the concert schedule for the St. Augustine Gentlemen of the Road stopover on Sept. 13-14 at Francis Field. Here it is:FRIDAY, SEPT. 134 p.m. Gates open6 p.m. Willy Mason6:50 p.m. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down7:55 p.m. The Walkmen9:15 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosSATURDAY, SEPT. 1412 p.m. Gates open1:45 p.m. Bear's Den2:35 p.m. Those Darlins3:25 p.m. Half Moon Run4:20 p.m. Justin Townes Earle5:25 p.m. The Vaccines6:40 p.m. Fun.8 p.m. Mumford & Sons 9:55 p.m. Yacht Club DJs... [Read More]
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