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    JWC 10th Anniversary Party & Cookout This Saturday




    This Saturday, join J. William Culinary for their 10th Anniversary Party and Cookout from noon to 5pm at their location on 4260 Herschel St. in Avondale.

    All Food, Beer and Wine are included in the price. Eat all you want, drink all you want, Come, stay and have an incredible time!

    Tickets are $25 online, and $40 day of the event

    On March 11th, 2010, Jay started J. William Culinary with $80 in his pocket and a Foodsaver. He had two customers. Two turned into ten and ten turned into forty. The rest is Jacksonville culinary history. We will be celebrating this incredible anniversary with amazing barbecue and other signature items, beer, wine and community! 

     

    Hope to see everyone there this Saturday!!!

    ...   [Read More]




    St. Patrice Day Bar Crawl This Saturday




    With THE PLAYERS going on this week, take a break from the course and join us for the St. Practice Day Bar Crawl happening in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, March 14th from 5pm-2am! The crawl, which includes 12 bars and restaurants will include a night of fun, dancing, and philanthropy. In addition to the bar crawl, tickets include access to the Silent Disco which will be taking place all night at Lynch's Irish Pub.

    Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, wristband for drink specials, chance to win cash and prizes in a raffle, access & a pair of headphones at the silent disco, plus much more! Additionally, there will be a canned food drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. Check in will be held at the inside the Ritz Bar from 5:00 PM-10PM

    The following bars that will be participating in this year’s bar crawl are The Ritz, Brix Taphouse, Sneakers, Graffiti Junction, Tavern on 1st Street, Wreck Tiki Room, and Lynchs.

    Tickets Include:

    Complimentary Shots & Cocktail Samples Access & Headphones @ Silent Disco Wristband for Drink Specials Chance to win variety of Raffle Prizes and Giveaways

    ...   [Read More]




    THE PLAYERS returns from March 10-16




    This week, be ready for Jacksonville’s best golf tournament of the year. THE PLAYERS Championship will be held from Tuesday March 10th-16th. This weeks schedule is listed below.

    Tuesday, March 10 – Military Appreciation Day 

    Entries open at 7:30 a.m. Charity of the Day: K9s for Warriors  9 a.m. - Rob Strano Golf Clinic for the Deaf and Blind at Dye’s Valley Golf Course - Rob Strano will host a unique clinic which offers students at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind golf instruction in sign language. This is the only known golf clinic of its kind. 10 a.m. – Patriots’ Outpost Opening Ceremony at the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost presented by United Rentals - In addition to remarks by Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, Navy Region Southeast Commander, the program will include: Performances by the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, Military pageantry by the Nease High School Navy JROTC, Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and a Tribute to Gold Star families. 9:30-11 a.m. - PGA TOUR Wives Association and Community PedsCare® event in Stadium Village (located in THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience). The PGA TOUR Wives Association and THE PLAYERS will host ch...   [Read More]




    The Chainsmokers Perform at THE PLAYERS Military Appreciation Day




    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. – THE PLAYERS Championship, which returns to TPC Sawgrass in less than 35 days (March 10-15), has a long-standing commitment to hosting and honoring men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. The 2020 tournament will once again offer a strong lineup of activities for military members, veterans and their families. 

    “Jacksonville has the largest military presence and veteran population in Florida and is home to some of the largest Navy bases in the country,” said Executive Director of THE PLAYERS Jared Rice. “It is incredibly important that we embrace our military personnel and their contributions to our community and our country. They make daily sacrifices in order to protect and preserve the freedoms we enjoy, and we look forward to honoring them at this year’s tournament.” 

    THE PLAYERS provides complimentary admission to active duty, military retirees, military reserve, National Guard, military spouses and accompanied dependents with valid credentials and identification. Veterans are provided an exclusive offer, permitting them to purchase one (1) ticket for themselves and one (1) ticket for a guest at a discounted rate per day ($20/each - Tuesday and Wedn...   [Read More]




    43rd Annual Gate River Run This Weekend




    This weekend, Jacksonville will hold its largest 15K race in the United States. The GATE River Run serves as the USA 15K Championship with America’s top Olympic athletes competing for $85,000 in prize money. Last year over 20,000 runners and walkers participated in one of our featured events including the 15K, The Florida Times-Union 5K for Charity, the Junior River Run, and the Brooks Rehabilitation Challenge Mile. 

    This Thursday and Friday, Jacksonville Area (Duval, Clay, St. John’s and Nassau counties) participants must pick up their packets at the Runner’s Expo located at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Runners will also have a chance to purchase any last minute accessories for the upcoming race.

    For participants traveling from out of town, there will be packet pickup at the expo on race morning, March 7th from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM. You can choose to pick up your packet on race morning when registering and pay the $5 fee for day of race pick up. This option is available to out-of-town runners only! Out-of-town runners are defined as runners from outside Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau Counties.

    Runner's Expo

    510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202

    Thursday, March 5th: ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    THE PLAYERS returns from March 10-16




    This week, be ready for Jacksonville’s best golf tournament of the year. THE PLAYERS Championship will be held from Tuesday March 10th-16th. This weeks schedule is listed below.

    Tuesday, March 10 – Military Appreciation Day 

    Entries open at 7:30 a.m. Charity of the Day: K9s for Warriors  9 a.m. - Rob Strano Golf Clinic for the Deaf and Blind at Dye’s Valley Golf Course - Rob Strano will host a unique clinic which offers students at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind golf instruction in sign language. This is the only known golf clinic of its kind. 10 a.m. – Patriots’ Outpost Opening Ceremony at the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost presented by United Rentals - In addition to remarks by Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, Navy Region Southeast Commander, the program will include: Performances by the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, Military pageantry by the Nease High School Navy JROTC, Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and a Tribute to Gold Star families. 9:30-11 a.m. - PGA TOUR Wives Association and Community PedsCare® event in Stadium Village (located in THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience). The PGA TOUR Wives Association and THE PLAYERS will host ch...   [Read More]




    43rd Annual Gate River Run This Weekend




    This weekend, Jacksonville will hold its largest 15K race in the United States. The GATE River Run serves as the USA 15K Championship with America’s top Olympic athletes competing for $85,000 in prize money. Last year over 20,000 runners and walkers participated in one of our featured events including the 15K, The Florida Times-Union 5K for Charity, the Junior River Run, and the Brooks Rehabilitation Challenge Mile. 

    This Thursday and Friday, Jacksonville Area (Duval, Clay, St. John’s and Nassau counties) participants must pick up their packets at the Runner’s Expo located at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Runners will also have a chance to purchase any last minute accessories for the upcoming race.

    For participants traveling from out of town, there will be packet pickup at the expo on race morning, March 7th from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM. You can choose to pick up your packet on race morning when registering and pay the $5 fee for day of race pick up. This option is available to out-of-town runners only! Out-of-town runners are defined as runners from outside Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau Counties.

    Runner's Expo

    510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202

    Thursday, March 5th: ...   [Read More]




    Sweet 3 Race Series Starts This Saturday With Thin Mint Sprint




    This Saturday will be the start of the 2020 Sweet 3 Series which will include the Thin Mint Sprint 5k, Kilwins Ice Cream Run 5k and the Cupcake Run 5k. This will offer runners a chance to receive an amazing medal for completing all three, cash prizes for the overall winners and age group awards for the three-race series. 

    All three races are on certified courses and measured for accuracy. 

    Feb. 29 — Thin Mint Sprint 5K March 28 — Kilwins Ice Cream Run 5K April 4 — Cupcake Run 5K

    The first race will bring running and Girl Scout Cookies come together for The Thin Mint Sprint 5K and Cookie Crawl. This run benefits Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida, a non-profit that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. 

    All 5K participants receive a T-shirt and medal, and 1-mile runners receive a medal. Registered Girl Scout participants will also receive an exclusive patch to commemorate the race!

    Packet Pick Up

    Packets will be available for pick up on Wednesday, February 26th from noon - 4:00 PM at:

    Your Pie Jacksonville Southside

    Thursday, February 27th f...   [Read More]




    Cupid's Undie Run Coming Back To Riverside




    It’s back for Valentine’s Day weekend!!! Cupid’s Undie Run, the nations largest underwear run and charity event will be held in Jacksonville for a fourth year on February 22nd at Kickback’s Gastropub located in Riverside.

    This 1 mile fun run is a race to find a cure to neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3000 children born. They encourage undies, but some understand that it’s not for everyone. For those who don’t want to show off their underwear, you can wear costumes to show off your style. 

    Participants can start a team with their friends, join a team or run solo, everyone can come out and have a blast, and raise some money for NF research.

    Doors open at noon, 1 mile fun run begins at 2pm and post party goes on til 4pm. Drink specials, music, friends and philanthropy…..what more could you ask for? 

     

    For more info at http:www.cupids.org

    ...   [Read More]




    UNF Men's Basketball vs JU Dolphins This Thursday




    On Thursday evening February 13, the University of North Florida Men’s Basketball will be playing against their cross town rivals Jacksonville University Dolphins.

    Before the game starts, come out and enjoy food trucks, yard games, music from DJ Jimmie Hustle, and more outside of UNF Arena. Food is free to students with their Osprey1Card and app check in.

    Tip-off is at 7 p.m!! Doors open at 6 pm.

    Tickets

    General Admission: $15

    Midcourt Premium: $20

    Reserved Seat: $20

    Upper Reserved: $20

     

    Click here for more info.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    JWC 10th Anniversary Party & Cookout This Saturday




    This Saturday, join J. William Culinary for their 10th Anniversary Party and Cookout from noon to 5pm at their location on 4260 Herschel St. in Avondale.

    All Food, Beer and Wine are included in the price. Eat all you want, drink all you want, Come, stay and have an incredible time!

    Tickets are $25 online, and $40 day of the event

    On March 11th, 2010, Jay started J. William Culinary with $80 in his pocket and a Foodsaver. He had two customers. Two turned into ten and ten turned into forty. The rest is Jacksonville culinary history. We will be celebrating this incredible anniversary with amazing barbecue and other signature items, beer, wine and community! 

     

    Hope to see everyone there this Saturday!!!

    ...   [Read More]




    Jay Fund Wine Gala This Friday




    This Friday, join us as we raise a glass to 25 years of helping families tackle childhood cancer. Coach Tom Coughlin hosts the annual Wine Tasting Gala is a public social event offering guests the opportunity to taste cuisine from Jacksonville’s top restaurants, sample world-class wines, socialize with Jacksonville’s finest and enjoy bidding on auction items including sports memorabilia, rare wine and exciting trips.

    The Gala is a fun, creative way to help the courageous local families tackling childhood cancer. The “dressy casual” event brings together the talents and passions of wine enthusiasts, gourmets, philanthropists, and celebrities creating an unparalleled experience.

    When: Friday, March 6, 6:30 - 9:30pm

    Where: Wells Fargo Building, Downtown Jacksonville

    Cost: $150.00

    ...   [Read More]




    February Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s #1 Voted Rooftop Bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse.

    Live entertainment this month will include a performance by SouLou Lyon from The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary glass of sangria!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    Romana: 6:00pm-9:30pm

    The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.

    ...   [Read More]




    New Pizza Joint Hits Riverside 5 Points




    Riverside has been growing and gaining more small businesses for people to check out. Sun-Ray Cinema, known to be an historic staple to Riverside Five points, has a new project that has got everyone talking. 

    Pizza Cave, located two doors down from Sun-Ray Cinema is the newest restaurant and pizza joint. It transports people from the streets of Florida into a dark cave of wonders. This new restaurant specializes in selling pizza from either a slice or a pie. It also gives you other pizza options: the ZAAT, made of kimchi, fried egg and a spiraling sprinkle. They also serve guests subs, sandwiches, salads, hot dogs and shakes and even gluten-free and vegan options.

    This is the second pizza joint that recently opened in Five Points. Jacksonville Beach’s Biggies Pizza opened at the former Kosta Pizza Italian restaurant at 1053 Park St, in December serving traditional New York style slices.  

     

    Hours: 11am -2:30pm then reopen from 5:30-close

    ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville's Brunch Festival Coming To Riverside




    Save the date for Jacksonville’s Inaugural Brunch & Bloody Mary Festival presented by 904 Happy Hour. The special food and drink event benefitting multiple local charities will take place on Sunday, March 22nd from 10am-5pm in Riverside under the Fuller Warner Bridge! Craft your own Bloody Mary at a 15 ft Bloody Mary Station sponsored by Cutwater Spirits. Indulge in delicious breakfast & brunch grub from over a dozen popular restaurants and food trucks. Sip pretty at a Mimosa bar featuring a variety of juices. Vote for your favorite Bloody Mary, stuff your face in a pancake eating contest, enjoy live art installations, shop from local makers, dance to live music, and more!

    Admission is FREE but the festival is best enjoyed with a VIP Pass. From 10am- 1:30pm, VIP ticket holders will enjoy endless brunch samples as well as 20+ unique Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and coffees. All day long VIP will include a private cash bar, air-conditioned restroom trailer, private dining area, preferred concert viewing, and a commemorative cup! A limited number of these passes will be available to the public so get yours before they sell out.

    Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Wagoner Foundation – A local non-profit whi...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    The Chainsmokers Perform at THE PLAYERS Military Appreciation Day




    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. – THE PLAYERS Championship, which returns to TPC Sawgrass in less than 35 days (March 10-15), has a long-standing commitment to hosting and honoring men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. The 2020 tournament will once again offer a strong lineup of activities for military members, veterans and their families. 

    “Jacksonville has the largest military presence and veteran population in Florida and is home to some of the largest Navy bases in the country,” said Executive Director of THE PLAYERS Jared Rice. “It is incredibly important that we embrace our military personnel and their contributions to our community and our country. They make daily sacrifices in order to protect and preserve the freedoms we enjoy, and we look forward to honoring them at this year’s tournament.” 

    THE PLAYERS provides complimentary admission to active duty, military retirees, military reserve, National Guard, military spouses and accompanied dependents with valid credentials and identification. Veterans are provided an exclusive offer, permitting them to purchase one (1) ticket for themselves and one (1) ticket for a guest at a discounted rate per day ($20/each - Tuesday and Wedn...   [Read More]




    Monster Jam Returns to the TIAA Bank Field Saturday




    Monster Jam is the big leagues of motorsports competition, where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. Engineered to perfection, the legendary Grave Digger®, Max-D™, El Toro Loco® and many more push all limits in Freestyle, Skills Challenge™ and Racing competitions. The Series Champion receives an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® to compete for the title of World Champion. This is full-throttle family fun.

    Come out and enjoy tailgating and the annual pit party before the show. Guests can experience all activities such as riding along in a monster truck, meeting the drivers, and watching some stunt shows.

    Tickets are still available!!!!

    ...   [Read More]




    Riverside Craft Beer Festival This Saturday




    This Saturday, bring all of your friends out to the 7th Annual Riverside Craft Beer Festival. Taste over a hundred craft beers, from different breweries all over Florida. Food will be provided by the local food trucks from the Jacksonville area. Live music will be provided from Firewater Tent Revival. All festival proceeds will benefit the children and their families at Community Hospice and Palliative Care.

    Food Trucks

    Blue Pacific Tacos

    Cely’s Filipano Food

    Dagwood’s

    Delish Kabobs

    Funkadelic

    Pie95 Pizza

    Craft Beers

    Florida

    81 Bay Brewing Company

    Aardwolf Brewing Company

    Ancient City Brewing

    Amelia Island Brewing

    Azalea City Brewing

    Barrel of Monks Brewing

    Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

    Bog Brewing Company

    Bold City Brewing

    Brew Bus 

    Cigar City

    Congaree & Penn

    Cycle Brewing

    Dog Rose Brewing Company

    Engine 15 Brewing

    First Magnitude

    Fishwier

    Funky Buddha

    Green Bench Brewing Company

    Green Room Brewing

    Hyperion Brewing Company

    ...   [Read More]




    Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett Come to TIAA Bank Field This Summer




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It could possibly be the biggest tour of the year for rock fans in Jacksonville. 

    The world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends will launch their highly anticipated THE STADIUM TOUR in Jacksonville this summer.

    DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE, with POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS will perform at TIAA Bank Field on Thursday, June 18, the Jacksonville Jaguars and ASM Global-Jacksonville announced Thursday. This will be the third stadium show in Jacksonville at TIAA Bank Field and the first for this year!!! 

    The tour has already sold out 25 stadiums in the US. The Stadium Tour has added Jacksonville as its official kickoff city for the 2020 summer tour, where each band will bring their electrifying stage shows while performing their stadium-sized anthems.

    “Following the huge success of their NETFLIX biopic THE DIRT, Mötley Crüe has seen a massive surge in new audience with fans around the world demanding the band tour again. This led to the band members reuniting and announcing that “Mötley Crüe is back” just recently. While The Dirt caused a meteoric 350% increase in streams of Mötley Crüe’s ...   [Read More]




    Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Shows This Week




    The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes a week of great music by artists who have returned to play here or playing here for the first time. 

    Monday: Night with Citizen Cope

    Doors open at 6:30/Show at 7:30

    Tuesday: Robert Earl Keen

    Doors open at 7:00/Show at 8:00

    Wedensday: Taj Mahal & His Quartet

    Doors open at 7:00/Show at 8:00

    Thursday: Rodney Crowell

    Doors open at 7:00/Show at 8:00

    Friday: The Glorious Sons with guest Des Rocs

    Doors open at 6:30/Show at 7:00

    Saturday: Over The Rhine w/ guest Willa Tea Taylor

    Doors open at 7:00/Show at 8:00

     

    Tickets are available for every show at online or at the door. Doors open and showtime start depending on the artist.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    St. Patrice Day Bar Crawl This Saturday




    With THE PLAYERS going on this week, take a break from the course and join us for the St. Practice Day Bar Crawl happening in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, March 14th from 5pm-2am! The crawl, which includes 12 bars and restaurants will include a night of fun, dancing, and philanthropy. In addition to the bar crawl, tickets include access to the Silent Disco which will be taking place all night at Lynch's Irish Pub.

    Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, wristband for drink specials, chance to win cash and prizes in a raffle, access & a pair of headphones at the silent disco, plus much more! Additionally, there will be a canned food drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. Check in will be held at the inside the Ritz Bar from 5:00 PM-10PM

    The following bars that will be participating in this year’s bar crawl are The Ritz, Brix Taphouse, Sneakers, Graffiti Junction, Tavern on 1st Street, Wreck Tiki Room, and Lynchs.

    Tickets Include:

    Complimentary Shots & Cocktail Samples Access & Headphones @ Silent Disco Wristband for Drink Specials Chance to win variety of Raffle Prizes and Giveaways

    ...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk: St. Paddy Takes Over #DTJax




    This Wednesday, come out to this First Wednesday Art Walk located in Hemming Park. St. Paddy's Day is not that far away as green will be crawling all over the downtown area.

    Main Stage: True to theme, don't miss live performances by the JFRD Pipes & Drums as well as Celtic Band, Aisling Grove and the First Coast Wind Symphony. 

    #ShopSmall in Hemming Park - ABDUL Paintings and Carved Candles, Alternate Bazaar Art, The Bead Bowl, Maribeth Sanchez Illustrations, The Bead Guy, Reflections In Glass USA, Hooked by Faith Artist B. Elliott, Itzcali Huichol, SELAH the Artist, Candy Painted Boutique, Becky Lyons Art, Oremus Art, Opulent Venus, Sarah Sew Geeky, Unique Woodworks, JLJ Illustrates, bluedoorbodega, and more! 

    Drink up - The beer tents will be located in Hemming Park and on Laura & Monroe. Our friends from Pedal Pub Jax will be there to add to the fun!

    Puppy Portraits by Chad Dennis Photography. This year, Chad has decided to photograph dogs for his end of year gallery exhibition and coffee table book. 100% free to participate - he needs all the pup pics he can get!

    Green Marketplace - The Jacksonville Main Library will be painting the town green with a Green Mark...   [Read More]




    World of Nations Comes Back To Jacksonville This Weekend




    This weekend, you can travel through the World of Nations Celebration, experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Grab your event passport and join us for an adventure at the 28th annual World of Nations Celebration! 

    Have you ever wanted to visit a foreign country? We have your passport ready! The City of Jacksonville and local multicultural friends will bring the world to you with this fascinating cultural destination that showcases the unique diversity of our planet, and puts the wonderful sights, sounds, and tastes of different nations within your reach. So pack your bags and bring your family, friends and neighbors to The Ford On Bay (288 E. Bay St.) for an exciting adventure around the world!

    Saturday: February 29rd: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

    Sunday: March 1st: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m

    Tickets are on sale. Children 3 years & under are free. No admission one hour prior to event closing. No Re-entry. Parking is not included in admission price. Ticket is non-refundable.

    ...   [Read More]




    Premier Bridal Expo: Black & Bling This Sunday




    Have you gotten engaged over Valentine’s Day weekend? Well, have no fear!! On February 22nd, the World Golf Village will host the Premier Bride Expo: Black & Bling. 

    Premier Bride Expo features the top wedding professionals from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Amelia Island and the other local surrounding areas. It will feature over 140+ unique wedding vendors and will represent over 20 different wedding categories; Reception venues, Photographers, Cake Bakers, Florists, Decor companies, Wedding Planners, DJ’s, Bands, Musicians, Bridal Attire and Accessories, Grooms, Fashion Rentals, Hair and makeup, Transportation, Wedding Invitations, Videographers, Catering, Officiates, Accomodations, Dance Instruction, Photobooths, Rehearsal Dinners, Housing and Finance and so much more.   over 800 couples it is the wedding event of the season in Jacksonville!!! If you are planning a wedding, plan at the Premier Bridal Expo.

    For more information check out their website at www.premierbrideexpo.com

    ...   [Read More]




    St. Patrice Day Bar Crawl is Coming To Jax Beach




    Join us for the St. Practice Day Bar Crawl happening in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, March 14th from 5pm-2am! The crawl, which includes 12 bars and restaurants will include a night of fun, dancing, and philanthropy. In addition to the bar crawl, tickets include access to the Silent Disco which will be taking place all night at Lynch's Irish Pub.

    Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, wristband for drink specials, chance to win cash and prizes in a raffle, access & a pair of headphones at the silent disco, plus much more! Additionally, there will be a canned food drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. Check in will be held at the inside the Ritz Bar and Surfer The Bar's outdoor deck from 5:00 PM-10PM

    Tickets Include:

    Complimentary Shots & Cocktail Samples Access & Headphones @ Silent Disco Wristband for Drink Specials Chance to win variety of Raffle Prizes and Giveaways

    Check In Location & Times:

    Ritz Bar and Surfer The Bar's outdoor deck from 5:00 PM-10PM

    Get Additional Raffle Tickets By Bringing Canned Goods:

    Simply bring canned good food items for Jacksonville...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    Groundwork Jacksonville Will Build Emerald Trail Withtin Next 10 Years




    The Jacksonville City Council has approved a plan presented by Groundwork Jacksonville to Build an Emerald Trail within the next 10 years. The trail will tie together over 30 miles of trails, green space, parks and creeks forming a necklace around Jacksonville’s urban core. 

    Over a six-month period, the planning team conducted field work, analyzed data, and worked with our Steering Committee and neighborhood working groups to ensure the proposed trails were safe, appealing and destination-driven.

    The Steering Committee dissected the Trail Master Plan into three implementation tiers: Programmed Segments, Implementation Tier 1, and Implementation Tier 2. The goal for implementation is to have a trail segment within acquisition, design, permitting, and construction at all times until completion. The total project cost is estimated to be approximately $31 million.

    This Saturday will be the opening of the first mile of the Emerald Trail. The walk will start at the Prime Osborne Center and head north through LaVilla and under I95 to Myrtle Ave and the start of the S-Line Rail Trail. The walk will end at Engine 15 Brewing Co. Total Distance is 1.3 miles. Event will end at 1pm, and transportation will...   [Read More]




    Downtown Events This Weekend Impact Traffic




     

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Several events scheduled to take place Thursday through Sunday in downtown Jacksonville will impact traffic, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

    Here's what you need to know if you will be attending any of the events or plan to head downtown this weekend:

    Road closures

    If you are attending an event in the Sports Complex area, a portion of Gator Bowl Boulevard from A. Philip Randolph Boulevard to Talleyrand Avenue will be closed for the "Welcome to Rockville" venue.

    The road closure will start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and will be in place until Sunday. 

    Event parking

    Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Party on Thursday at Daily's Place Amphitheater and Flex Field

    Parking will be available in lots C, E, M, N, R, Y and W.

    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games Thursday through Sunday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

    Parking will be available in the garages and Lot P. To access, enter the Sports Complex area from west of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. 

    Jacksonville Sharks game Saturday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

    Parking will be available in the garages, Jack...   [Read More]




    More Than 40 Retailers Will Be Open On Thanksgiving Day




    Big-box stores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Big Lots are opening their doors to the masses on Thanksgiving. More than 40 retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day and remain open into the early hours of the morning. Other major retailers are opting to remain closed this year, including H&M, IKEA, Home Depot and TJ Maxx.

    Some of the stores opened are listed here:

    Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Bealls Florida – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Belk – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Big Lots -7 a.m. to midnight Cabela’s – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday Dollar General – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday Kohl’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT Black Friday Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday; Some stores to close at 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m. Michaels – 6 p.m...   [Read More]




    Morris Publishing Sells The Florida Times-Union To GateHouse Media




    Morris Communications Co. announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including the Florida Times-Union and the St. Augustine Record to GateHouse Media. These are among 10 daily newspapers and other publications owned by Morris including numerous non-daily publications and associated websites and digital assets that were sold.

    Morris Communications announced the sale today and the transaction is expected to close on Oct. 2. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. According to the Times-Union, the Morris family will continue to own the Times-Union building.

    GateHouse Media owns more than 130 daily newspapers and more than 500 non-daily publications across the country. Nine of GateHouse's daily newspapers are in Florida, including the Gainesville Sun, Daytona Beach News and Ocala Star-Banner.

    Morris, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, is also selling the Augusta Chronicle, the Savannah Morning News and the Athens Banner-Herald. William “Billy” Morris III, chairman of Morris Communications, will remain publisher of The Augusta Chronicle and will oversee editorial-page policy for the three Morris newspapers in Georgia.

    Morris said the sale will al...   [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]



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