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    June Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse.

    Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary sangria cocktail!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The Band Be Easy: 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]




    Chemo Noir 1 Mile Run & Wine Tasting Event This Saturday




    This Saturday, be sure to come out to Jacksonville Beach for the Chemo Noir 1 Mile Run and Wine Tasting Event. The philanthropic mission of Chemo Noir is to host and inspire wine-centric events that raise money to provide financial support to the families, friends and fighters in their battle with Cancer.

    This 1 mile run and wine tasting event will be the classiest 1 Mile fun run event ever!  The race will begin at the Jacksonville Beach Pier on a course that will be ½ mile out and ½ mile back.  The ½ mile turn will be dedicated to one of the very first Chemo Noir supporters and friends, Tara Newton Richardson, and will be a cheering section and water station known as Tara’s Turn.

    At the finish line we will recognize our partners, sponsors and supporters. At the conclusion of the 1 Mile Run there will be a festive walk down to the tasting reception at Casa Marina.

    2019 Race Day Agenda:

    11:00a– RACE check in/registration at Casa Marina 11:30a – RACE: 1 Mile run and walk will commence 11:45a – 2:00p – TASTING EVENT:  Casa Marina, exclusively for registered 1 Mile Chemo Noir participants – there will be a win...   [Read More]




    Summer Bridal Expo at Prime Osborne Center




    Have you gotten engaged over the memorial day weekend or over the spring? Well, have no fear!! On June 23rd, the Prime Osborn Center will host the Premier Bride Expo: Picnic for Two. 

    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.

    There is one more Premier Bride Expos this year; if you aren’t able to make it to this be sure to check out the one coming to the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine this fall. 

     

    For more information check out t...   [Read More]




    O.A.R Returns to The Amp with American Authors & Huntertones




    O.A.R is back in St. Augustine with their summer tour landing on June 15, this Saturday. Bringing along with the alternative pop rock veterans are American Authors and Huntertones. 

    Some things are built to last. During the course of its two decades of making records, O.A.R. — lead singer and primary songwriter Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman and saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo—has created and maintained a sort of a parallel universe. In effect hiding in plain sight from the world outside, the band fills arenas and amphitheaters as it crafts and releases relatable songs with big pop hooks, all of this activity going down completely apart from the mainstream. Within this universe, these songs are bona fide hits, and the band members are superstars.

    O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Maryland. With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs. 

    To date O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and more than 2 million concert ti...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestead Highlights June 7-11




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, June 7 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Montgomery Biscuits, Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, for a five-game series from June 7 through Tuesday, June 11. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

    Friday, June 7, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks: Fans may visit any participating NAPA AutoCare Center to receive a FREE general admission ticket (reserved seat upgrade available at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office) for the Friday night game. After every Friday home game, the Jumbo Shrimp will light up the sky with NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks!

    Red Shirt Friday: Fans are encouraged to wear red to support the military and save $1 per ticket at the box office, or donate that $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Jumbo Shrimp will wear their red "Bold City" jerseys at every Friday home game this season.

    Friday Night Lites spiced up by Tijuana Flats presented by Miller Lite and Coors Light: From 6-7:30 p.m., fans are...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Chemo Noir 1 Mile Run & Wine Tasting Event This Saturday




    This Saturday, be sure to come out to Jacksonville Beach for the Chemo Noir 1 Mile Run and Wine Tasting Event. The philanthropic mission of Chemo Noir is to host and inspire wine-centric events that raise money to provide financial support to the families, friends and fighters in their battle with Cancer.

    This 1 mile run and wine tasting event will be the classiest 1 Mile fun run event ever!  The race will begin at the Jacksonville Beach Pier on a course that will be ½ mile out and ½ mile back.  The ½ mile turn will be dedicated to one of the very first Chemo Noir supporters and friends, Tara Newton Richardson, and will be a cheering section and water station known as Tara’s Turn.

    At the finish line we will recognize our partners, sponsors and supporters. At the conclusion of the 1 Mile Run there will be a festive walk down to the tasting reception at Casa Marina.

    2019 Race Day Agenda:

    11:00a– RACE check in/registration at Casa Marina 11:30a – RACE: 1 Mile run and walk will commence 11:45a – 2:00p – TASTING EVENT:  Casa Marina, exclusively for registered 1 Mile Chemo Noir participants – there will be a win...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestead Highlights June 7-11




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, June 7 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Montgomery Biscuits, Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, for a five-game series from June 7 through Tuesday, June 11. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

    Friday, June 7, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks: Fans may visit any participating NAPA AutoCare Center to receive a FREE general admission ticket (reserved seat upgrade available at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office) for the Friday night game. After every Friday home game, the Jumbo Shrimp will light up the sky with NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks!

    Red Shirt Friday: Fans are encouraged to wear red to support the military and save $1 per ticket at the box office, or donate that $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Jumbo Shrimp will wear their red "Bold City" jerseys at every Friday home game this season.

    Friday Night Lites spiced up by Tijuana Flats presented by Miller Lite and Coors Light: From 6-7:30 p.m., fans are...   [Read More]




    Bikes & Brews This Saturday




    This Saturday, The Rotary Club of Jacksonville-Oceanside will present the second annual “Bikes & Brews” event to raise funds for and awareness of their community wide bike rack program. This event will feature the outstanding local micro-breweries and beer purveyors in the beaches community as well as local history. It will be a combination pub crawl and scavenger hunt with participants encouraged to ride their bikes to each location. 

    This event will begin at Brewz and end with a party at Atlantic Beach Brewing Company.

    All guests are encouraged to ride a bike making it even easier than trying to park your car! All riders must cross intersections and obey traffic laws. The course will be six miles and riders can go slow or fast…whatever your pace. There will be a lot of stops in between and guests can take as long as they like, just make it to the party at 5:00 for the drawing. There will be four beer stops for this crawl and you’ll get one 5 oz. pour at each stop. 

     

    This a family friendly event and will go on rain or shine.

      ...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights May 28 - June 1




    JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Mobile BayBears, Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, for a five-game series from May 28 through Saturday, June 1. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

    Tuesday, May 28, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.) presented by Great Clips

    Community First Credit Union Two for Tuesday: Tickets are 2-for-1 at the box office for Community First Credit Union members using their CFCU credit or debit card. Fans who are not Community First Credit Union members can learn more about membership at the CFCU table on the concourse. Fans can also enjoy two for the price of one jumbo hot dogs or regular French fries or 12 oz. fountain sodas.

    National Hamburger Day: Fans can build their own burger in honor of National Hamburger Day.

    Great Clips Night: Fans can visit Tuesday’s game sponsor, Great Clips, at their table on the concourse.

     

    Wednesday, May 29, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    Publix Corks & Forks...   [Read More]




    Red White & Brew Freedom Run 5K Returns




    Get Ready, Florida’s LARGEST Freedom & Beer Run complete with bacon & beer stations on the race course is returning to Jacksonville on June 29th! Run or walk the riverwalk like the Redcoats were coming complete with a Halfway Bacon Station, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and More. Registration includes race bib and timing chip, the official 2019 race t-shirt, custom medal with beer opener, two beers & bacon during the race + more. There will be awards for the top three overall M/F and age group awards too!  

    Besides the race, runners, spectators and beer lovers can enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, local artisans & farmers, and of course cold beer from 6pm-11pm. The race this year will be held in the evening at the Riverside Arts Market and the course will run through riverside, downtown and along the Riverwalk! Additionally, there will be a free concert and food truck rally following the race under the Fuller Warren Bridge at RAM.

    Food Truck Rally & Night Market: From 6-11pm, indulge in 15 of Jacksonville’s most popular food trucks along with ice cold beer, local artists and makers, games, activities, and more! Food truck lineup will be released soon.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    June Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse.

    Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary sangria cocktail!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The Band Be Easy: 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]




    Murray HiIl's New Pizza Spot




    As you know, many Jacksonville residents are familiar with the home-grown sub chain Larry’s Giant Subs, which has been serving New York-style sandwiches in seemingly every corner of Jacksonville since 1982. Throughout the years, the company has evolved with the opening of a hybrid concept store in the up-and-coming Murray Hill neighborhood that combines a Larry’s Giant Subs, a full bar, and Fired Up Pizza: a wood-fired pizza parlor.

    The pizza menu features 14-inch pies with prices ranging from $15-$19. Guests can create their own 10 or 14-inch pie, customizing with a wide array of proteins and veggies and topped with your choice of eight different kinds of cheeses. Patrons can upgrade to the slightly more expensive Mozzarella Di Bufala ($2.25 for 10-inch or $3.50 for 14-inch pies), a mild, creamy cheese that stays slightly chewy when exiting the 900-degree pizza oven.

    This concept not only serves pizza but also introduces new sandwiches on the Fired Up side of the menu. Guests will get a taste of the new wood-fired oven sandwiches. They are more like pizza-dough paninis, and beg to be dunked in a side of marinara sauce. Come on out and grab a seat as this is a becoming one of Murray Hill’s favorite food sto...   [Read More]




    May Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. 

    Live entertainment will include a performance by the Chris Thomas Band. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary cocktail.

    Entertainment Lineup:

    Chris Thomas Band: 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.

    Click here for more info.

    ...   [Read More]




    Juice Bars, Resturaunts & Markets For Best Acai Bowls




    Have you ever had an Acai Bowl before, or wonder what is an acai bowl? An acai bowl is basically a really thick smoothie that’s been topped with oatmeal, fruit or peanut butter and then you wolf it down with a spoon. They are pretty healthy too. Acai berries have many potential health benefits. They’re loaded with powerful plant compounds that act as antioxidants and could have benefits for your brain, heart and overall health. They also deliver healthy fats and fiber, making them a generally healthy food. So where are these Acai bowls found at and where are the best places to enjoy them? Here is a list of the best spots for Acai Bowls.

    JuiceBox: Located in the heart of Jacksonville in Southside and King Street Riverside, Juicebox helps customers achieve healthier lifestyle goals but also finding a way to balance it. They serve smoothies, juices and acai bowls for customers to consume healthy foods for a better future. JuiceBox brings guests some of the most delicious, nourishing, crave-worthy, healthy smoothies, juices and acai bowls made from all natural organic, when possible, fresh fruits and veggies with no added sugar, filler or artificial flavor. Their acai bowls contain around 12 oz of acai berry blended with a delicious colle...   [Read More]




    April Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. April's Downtown Wine Down will be a ticketed event to ensure there are no long lines and that we can contain capacity. 

    Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of 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 bubbles!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The Band Be Easy: 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.

     

    Ticket prices: $15 per person

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    O.A.R Returns to The Amp with American Authors & Huntertones




    O.A.R is back in St. Augustine with their summer tour landing on June 15, this Saturday. Bringing along with the alternative pop rock veterans are American Authors and Huntertones. 

    Some things are built to last. During the course of its two decades of making records, O.A.R. — lead singer and primary songwriter Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman and saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo—has created and maintained a sort of a parallel universe. In effect hiding in plain sight from the world outside, the band fills arenas and amphitheaters as it crafts and releases relatable songs with big pop hooks, all of this activity going down completely apart from the mainstream. Within this universe, these songs are bona fide hits, and the band members are superstars.

    O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Maryland. With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs. 

    To date O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and more than 2 million concert ti...   [Read More]




    St Augustine Brings Slightly Stoopid's "How I Spent My Summer Vacation Tour" To The Amp




    This Thursday, Slightly Stoopid brings there “How I Spent My Summer Vacation 2019 Tour to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The band will bring along special guests Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu, and HIRIE. Tickets are available and 'Stoopidhead' VIP package includes a premium ticket, foil poster, beach towel, water bottle, early entry and more. 

    Tickets: 

    $51.50 – Standing Pit, Level 100, Level 200

    $46.50 – Level 300 and Obstructed View

    Slightly Stoopid is the Ocean Beach, California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble consisting of drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran; percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon; saxophonist Daniel “Dela” Delacruz; keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; trumpet and trombone player Andy Geib, and an arsenal of guests that frequent the stage, most notably Karl Denson (Rolling Stones/Greyboy Allstars), Don Carlos, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band).

    The band’s prolific 2017 schedule has included international shows in South America, Australia, England and the Netherlands, in addition to the 30+ national headlining dates th...   [Read More]




    The Return of Trey Anastasio Band




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is pleased to welcome seminal improv rock band Phish co-founding member Trey Anastasio and his Band on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Trey Anastasio Band announced today that it will return after an almost-two-year absence, and making St. Augustine one of the only two Florida dates. 

    Over the past three decades, composer/guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio has forged a multi-faceted career, winning acclaim in rock, classical and theatrical circles. He is a founding member of Phish, one of today’s most successful and innovative rock bands. He has received GRAMMY® nominations for his recordings with Phish and for his solo work. Anastasio has collaborated with such artists as Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Toots and the Maytals, B.B. King and The Roots, and – as part of the trio Oysterhead – Les Claypool (Primus) and Stewart Copeland (The Police). He co-wrote the music for the Broadway musical “Hands on a Hardbody”, which received a Tony nomination for “Best Original Score” in 2013.  In the summer of 2015, Anastasio joined the surviving four members of the Grateful Dead for five stadium shows, which celebrated the band’s 50th anniversary and served as the band...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Jazz Festival Begins May 23-26




    Each Memorial Day weekend, local enthusiasts and aficionados from around the world unite at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival to celebrate the music, art, and culture of America’s music!

    What began three decades ago as the humble Mayport and All That Jazz Festival is now one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country boasting an all­ star lineup of jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Branford Marsalis, Buddy Guy, Harry Connick, Jr., Mavis Staples and many more. Check out the festival history for more on the legacy of the event.

    Although the event has changed locations several times during its storied history, one important landmark has remained on the scene, keeping a watchful eye over the evolving festival throughout the years - the St. John’s River. This year, we're taking it back to the core, returning to downtown for an epic street party full of great food, good fun and plenty of FREE live entertainment. The festival boasts two outdoor stages with state­ of ­the­ art light and sound spread across a walkable, open container footprint covering 10 city blocks!

    Expect exciting new additions to this year’s festival p...   [Read More]




    X106.5 BBQ With Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday




    This Sunday, X106.5 Jacksonville's Alternative will host its BBQ featuring Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday, with Blue October and Flora Cash at The Amp on Sunday, May 19! Fans of Jimmy Eat World should attend, since this date will be their ONLY FLORIDA SHOW! 

    Tickets are on sale NOW!

     

    TICKETS:

    $56.50 – Standing Pit, Level 100 and Level 200 

    $46.50 – Level 300 and Obstructed

    $36.50 –General Admission Sections 301 and 304

    Doors 5:00pm / Show 5:20pm

    Jimmy Eat World has released nine studio albums and have played sold out shows and festivals all over the world.  The band will be hitting the road this summer for a co-headline tour with Third Eye Blind and special guest Ra Ra Riot.  The 35-city Summer Gods Tour, will kick off June 14 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, with dates in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and more, before wrapping August 3 in Irvine, CA at FivePoint Amphitheatre.  Just last year, the band released two additional tracks “Love Never” and “half heart.”  Jimmy Eat World consists of Jim Adkins, Zach Lind, Tom Linton and Rob Burch. For more information, visit http://jimmyeatw...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Summer Bridal Expo at Prime Osborne Center




    Have you gotten engaged over the memorial day weekend or over the spring? Well, have no fear!! On June 23rd, the Prime Osborn Center will host the Premier Bride Expo: Picnic for Two. 

    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.

    There is one more Premier Bride Expos this year; if you aren’t able to make it to this be sure to check out the one coming to the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine this fall. 

     

    For more information check out t...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk: Summer Sizzle




    This Wednesday, start the summer off with Bold City's Brewery's annual release of John Apricot's Wheat Ale! Visit # DTJax for an afternoon of art, live music, food and more. 

    HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK

    Main Stage: Join us for the 6th annual the seasonal release of Bold City Brewery’s Big John’s Apricot Wheat ale and a performance by The Firewater Tent Revival from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

    The Oasis:  Find your chill at Downtown Vision’s newest summer placemaking experience. Grab a drink, relax in comfy lounge chairs and enjoy a cool, misted breeze right near the Main Stage.

    Browse artwork: ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Moonchild Studio, Baliliving86, Tovah 2 Creations, Uniquewoodworks, Viktor Lazarev and Let’s Paint Our Town. And in celebration of World Environment Day, check out works from the artists, upcyclers and thrifters of Trash Panda Flea in partnership with the Jacksonville Main Library.

    And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Animal Care and Protective Services, City Rescue Mission, Clean Your 904, Climate Reality Project, Hello Fresh, JASMYN, Neighborhood Services Office, NextGen Climate Action Committee, Pet Wants, PFLAG, ...   [Read More]




    Beaches Freedom Festival Returns to Jax Beach




    This summer, get ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival. The Beaches Freedom Fest returns to the Seawalk Pavillion on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Last year’s festival was a great success thanks to the huge crowd who attended and who also helped benefit local veteran organizations such as Project Hero, 1st Platoon Jacksonville, Florida 4 Warriors, Woman’s Army Corps Veteran’s Association: Chapter 56 and Warfighters In Arms. 904 Happy Hour along with Jacksonville Beach is bringing this exciting event back to the beach so everyone can have a good time, enjoying the music and amazing food.....all for a worthy cause!

    The festival will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, and a Beer Garden are highlights of the festival. There will also be a beach clean up before the festival. The hot dog contest is returning to the festival with a men and women’s division.

    This year’s music line up will be headlined by The Band Be Easy, Let’s Ride Brass Band, Split Tone, Governor’s Club, Julia Gulia, Kapowski and more.

     

    For more information on getting tickets you can visit this website. http://www.beachesfreedomfest.com

     

    We hope to se...   [Read More]




    Moonlight Movies Returns To The Beaches




    Summer is officially around the corner!! With schools getting out, summer camps ready to begin, and residents heading to the beach all the activities are ready to be set in motion. This summer Jacksonville Beach will show movies on the beach. Every summer Moonlight Movies series has become a summer tradition where families can enjoy old and new classics of cinema history.

    May 24 Aqua-man

    June 28 Bumblebee

    September 13 Incredibles 2

    September 27 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    This event is free to the public, outdoor movie series on the First Coast. Arrive early for the best seats. Show on a huge screen on stage at the Seawalk Pavilion, the movie will begin at 9pm. This action packed movie will be enjoyed by everyone. Bring your blanket and chairs. A variety of vendors will be on site.

    Restrictions include alcohol, skateboards, bikes and glass.

    ...   [Read More]




    33rd Annual Dancing In The Streets




    This Saturday, be sure to come down to Neptune Beach to celebrate the 33rd Annual Dancin’ In the Street. All events are scheduled from 11am-9:30pm.

    After 33 years of partying in the streets, the iconic Beaches Town Center day festival is all grown up. Complete with a stellar lineup of Duval’s best food trucks, Dancin’ in the Street will also be serving up some of Jacksonville’s best craft beer. Rounding out the festival is a stacked set of local entertainment from a variety of bands.

    The festival’s official sponsor, the Beaches Town Center Agency, has invited artists from all over the city to participate in the Art Show, which will include painting, jewelry, hand crafted glass, pottery, wood carvings and more. The Kids Zone area, sponsored by Amazing Amusements, offers a wristband for unlimited play on the enormous Spider Mountain, the Ferris Wheel, golf course and a large bouncer combo with slide.

     

    The following bands will provide entertainment for this year’s DITS: 

    Ocean Stage

    12:00 MillaJohn's Blue Soul 1:00 Project X 2:00 Firewater Tent Revival 3:00  Lucky Stiff 4:...   [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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