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    Mayweather vs McGregor Fight Night Watch Party At River City Brewery




    Make plans to join us at River City Brewing Co on the Southbank in San Marco for their Mayweather vs McGregor Fight Night Watch Party on August, 26th, 2017. Watch the fight of the century on our big screens at Jacksonville's First Micro Brewery plus enjoy great drink specials sponsored by Terremoto Tequilla all night and DJ J Doll all night! Additionally, all ladies 21+ will receive $1 well cocktails from 6-8pm!

    For a limited time, tickets are available for just $20 online / $30 day of or until the event sells out. Doors will open at 6:00pm and to ensure you receive a seat, we reccomend arriving before 8:00pm. Once 8:00pm hits the tickets are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. For table and bottle packages, call or text (571) 288-2616. Tickets are non-refundable and the fight will be aired rain or shine!

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    Krispy Kreme Original Glaze Goes Chocolate For The Solar Eclipse




    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is going to be delivering the tastiest Eclipse in history. Coinciding with the solar eclipse, the Original Glazed® Doughnut will be Eclipsed by Chocolate for First Time in History Aug. 19-21

    For the first time, their Original Glazed® Doughnuts will be eclipsed by a mouth-watering chocolate glaze to coincide with the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21 at participating U.S. shops. Guests also can get an early taste of this limited-time doughnut during evening Hot Light™ hours Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20. **

    The Krispy Kreme Chocolate Glazed Doughnut features the classic Original Glazed Doughnut, smothered in a rich chocolate glaze. Guests who visit participating Krispy Kreme shops can see the chocolate glaze waterfall as the doughnuts are prepared, smell the aroma of chocolate wafting through the shop and taste the familiar Original Glazed Doughnut smothered in a new delicious chocolate.

    Be one of the first to try the tastiest eclipse in history. Find a Krispy Kreme shop near you and find out when the Hot Light™ is on by going to www.krispykreme.com/Eclipse.

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    Clear the Shelters Hosted By The Jacksonville Humane Society Is This Weekend




    Drive over to the Jacksonville Humane Society for #ClearTheShelters with FREE pet adoptions this weekend. The event will be this weekend, Saturday August 19th and again on Sunday August 20th from 10am until 5pm each day.

    The Jacksonville Humane Society is located at 8464 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, FL 32216

    For the event this weekend, the adoption fees for all pets will be waived. Additional fees may apply.

    For further information about Clear the Shelter at The Jacksonville Humane Society and to view available pets or learn more about the adoption process, please visit jaxhumane.org/pets.

    ...   [Read More]




    JAGUARS VS. BUCCANEERS – THURSDAY, AUGUST 17




    Football is back at the ‘Bank!

    Jacksonville Jaguars fans are invited to EverBank Fieldthis Thursday night to see the Jaguars take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the team’s Football is back at the ‘Bank! Jacksonville Jaguars fans are invited to EverBank Field second preseason game.  The primetime matchup will kick off at 8 p.m. on ESPN and broadcast locally on WJXX ABC 25.  Below is important information for fans heading to the downtown sports complex for the Jaguars’ first home appearance of the season.

    Fan Entertainment Zone presented by PRI Productions expands to include Daily’s Place

    One year ago this week, the Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville broke ground on the brand-new Daily’s Place.  This year, the state-of-the-art amphitheater and covered flex facility will provide an extended home to the Fan Entertainment Zone presented by PRI Productions, which opens three hours prior to kick off in the south end zone between Gate 4 and Gate 1 presented by Dream Finders Homes.  Fans can enjoy interactive games and activities inside the covered flex field and along the plaza just inside the gates.  The construction of Daily’s Place also provides an entirely new look to the ...   [Read More]




    THE PLAYERS Championship Is Moving Back To March Starting In 2019




    In a joint announcement, the PGA of America and the PGA TOUR announced yesterday that beginning in 2019, the PGA Championship will be played in the month of May -- while THE PLAYERS Championship will be contested in March at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

    By moving the PGA to May, it gives the tournament its proper due as a major, making it a centerpiece in the schedule. And by bumping The Players Championship to March, it gives the PGA Tour a strong, six-month stretch without any lulls — for players and fans alike.

    “It's great for the golf schedule,” Rory McIlroy said Tuesday. “To now have one really big tournament every month from March — The Players, to the Masters to the PGA Championship to the U.S. Open to the (British) Open, and to have the FedExCup most likely at end of August or start of September.

    From May 16-19, 2019, Bethpage Black in Farmington, New York, will host the 101st PGA Championship, which will be the first conducted in May since Sam Snead’s triumph in 1949.

    A total of four PGA Championships have been held in May. Ben Hogan claimed the second of his two PGA Championship victories in May of ‘48. Denny Shute also hoisted the Wanamaker Trophy in May 193...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    JAGUARS VS. BUCCANEERS – THURSDAY, AUGUST 17




    Football is back at the ‘Bank!

    Jacksonville Jaguars fans are invited to EverBank Fieldthis Thursday night to see the Jaguars take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the team’s Football is back at the ‘Bank! Jacksonville Jaguars fans are invited to EverBank Field second preseason game.  The primetime matchup will kick off at 8 p.m. on ESPN and broadcast locally on WJXX ABC 25.  Below is important information for fans heading to the downtown sports complex for the Jaguars’ first home appearance of the season.

    Fan Entertainment Zone presented by PRI Productions expands to include Daily’s Place

    One year ago this week, the Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville broke ground on the brand-new Daily’s Place.  This year, the state-of-the-art amphitheater and covered flex facility will provide an extended home to the Fan Entertainment Zone presented by PRI Productions, which opens three hours prior to kick off in the south end zone between Gate 4 and Gate 1 presented by Dream Finders Homes.  Fans can enjoy interactive games and activities inside the covered flex field and along the plaza just inside the gates.  The construction of Daily’s Place also provides an entirely new look to the ...   [Read More]




    THE PLAYERS Championship Is Moving Back To March Starting In 2019




    In a joint announcement, the PGA of America and the PGA TOUR announced yesterday that beginning in 2019, the PGA Championship will be played in the month of May -- while THE PLAYERS Championship will be contested in March at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

    By moving the PGA to May, it gives the tournament its proper due as a major, making it a centerpiece in the schedule. And by bumping The Players Championship to March, it gives the PGA Tour a strong, six-month stretch without any lulls — for players and fans alike.

    “It's great for the golf schedule,” Rory McIlroy said Tuesday. “To now have one really big tournament every month from March — The Players, to the Masters to the PGA Championship to the U.S. Open to the (British) Open, and to have the FedExCup most likely at end of August or start of September.

    From May 16-19, 2019, Bethpage Black in Farmington, New York, will host the 101st PGA Championship, which will be the first conducted in May since Sam Snead’s triumph in 1949.

    A total of four PGA Championships have been held in May. Ben Hogan claimed the second of his two PGA Championship victories in May of ‘48. Denny Shute also hoisted the Wanamaker Trophy in May 193...   [Read More]




    USA Today Preseason College Football Coaches Poll Released




    On Thursday afternoon, the preseason edition of the Coaches Poll was released. For the 2017 season, the Alabama Crimson Tide came in first place, getting 49 first-place votes.

    Rounding out the Top 5 are Ohio State at No. 2, Florida State at No. 3, USC at No. 4 and the reigning national champs, Clemson, at No. 5. Unsurprisingly, that Florida State-Alabama matchup, which has already been pegged as college football’s biggest season opener ever, is looking even bigger, given both teams’ rankings. This should hold consistent when the Associated Press preseason poll comes out later this month, too.

    Take a look at the full Top 20 below. First-place votes are listed in parenthesis. Behind Alabama, Clemson had the second-most first-place votes with seven.

    USA Today preseason coaches poll

    1. Alabama (2016 record: 14-1, first place votes: 49)

    2. Ohio State (2016 record: 11-2, first place votes: 5)

    3. Florida State (2016 record: 10-3, first place votes: 4)

    4. USC (2016 record: 10-3)

    5. Clemson (2016 record: 14-1, first-place votes: 7)

    6. Penn State (2016 record: 11-3)

    7. Washington (2016 record: 12-2)

    8. Oklahoma (2016 record: 11-2)

    9....   [Read More]




    The Jacksonville Armada Have Been Purchase By Businessman Robert Palmer




    It was announced today at a press conference that real estate businessman Robert Palmer has bought the Jacksonville Armada. Palmer, whose companies include RP Funding and HomeValue.com, takes the reins of the team after a tough year off the field where previous owner Mark Frisch decided to turn ownership of the team over to the league.

    Mr Palmer is  the second owner of the Armada, which was founded in July 2013 and began NASL competition in April 2015 in Jacksonville. The Armada team plays in the North American Soccer League, one-step below Major League Soccer.

    Mr. Palmer said the team will continue to play their home games at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida through at least the 2018 season. He is committed to a long-term plan to build new offices for the Armada and his other Jacksonville businesses, along with a new practice and training facility for the team.

    The Armada finished the NASL's spring season tied for third place in the eight team league. They resume play for the fall season on July 30 against San Francisco at 6 p.m. at Hodges.

    ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Sharks Hosts The Columbus Lions For The National Arena League Championship Monday




    The Jacksonville Sharks will return to the Shark Tank on Monday, July 10 for the National Arena League Championship as they host the Columbus Lions at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. 

    The Sharks have handed Columbus two losses this season and the Lions enter the Shark Tank looking for redemption as they face off for the 2017 NAL Championship. The winner of this game will make history as  the inaugural NAL Champions. 

    Whether you are a longtime Season Ticket Holder or about to head to your first Sharks game, please see below for a rundown of what to expect at the Shark Tank Monday night!

    Suite/Duval Street Entrance: This entrance will be open for all current Sharks season tickets holders  starting at 6:00 p.m.  After that, all ticketed fans can enter through this entrance.

    Noise Policy: The Sharks allow cowbells (8” in height 6” in width max). We will continue with the policy of fans NOT being able to bring large buckets, hand held horns or aerosol air horns into the arena.

    Unveiling the Trophy: The NAL Championship Trophy will be available for all fans to take pictures with from 6-7pm on the Main Concourse across from the merchandise stand by Section 10...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Krispy Kreme Original Glaze Goes Chocolate For The Solar Eclipse




    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is going to be delivering the tastiest Eclipse in history. Coinciding with the solar eclipse, the Original Glazed® Doughnut will be Eclipsed by Chocolate for First Time in History Aug. 19-21

    For the first time, their Original Glazed® Doughnuts will be eclipsed by a mouth-watering chocolate glaze to coincide with the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21 at participating U.S. shops. Guests also can get an early taste of this limited-time doughnut during evening Hot Light™ hours Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20. **

    The Krispy Kreme Chocolate Glazed Doughnut features the classic Original Glazed Doughnut, smothered in a rich chocolate glaze. Guests who visit participating Krispy Kreme shops can see the chocolate glaze waterfall as the doughnuts are prepared, smell the aroma of chocolate wafting through the shop and taste the familiar Original Glazed Doughnut smothered in a new delicious chocolate.

    Be one of the first to try the tastiest eclipse in history. Find a Krispy Kreme shop near you and find out when the Hot Light™ is on by going to www.krispykreme.com/Eclipse.

    ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Town Center PDQ To Open July 30th




    Stop by on Sunday, July 30th to celebrate the Grand Opening of the fourth PDQ Jacksonville location at the Jacksonville Town Center.

    PDQ will be kickin' the day off with their First 50 lineup (check out all of the details and rules below). The first 50 guests in line on opening day will receive a $50 PDQ Gift Card, lunch, and a PDQ swag bag. See below for the official rules and deets.

    Their 58th restaurant will be the first location in Jacksonville to feature the delicious new chef-inspired menu, including seasonal bowls, premium sandwiches and unique sides. They will still feature all of their traditional fan favorites, including the hand-breaded chicken tenders, homemade sauces and dressings, hand-tossed salads, made-to-order sandwiches and hand-spun milkshakes. 

    You can check out their newest Jacksonville spot located at 4816 Gate Parkway in Jacksonville Town Center. Stop in and try their delicious new menu items 7 days a week from 10:30 am - 10 pm.

    First 50 Deets  As one of their “First 50” Guests in line on Grand Opening Day, Sunday, July 30th, each person will receive a special PDQ numbered lanyard denoting your place in line. The “First 50” Guests ...   [Read More]




    PDQ Plans to Open 30 More Locations By The End Of 2018




     

    Tampa-based PDQ was founded by Bob Basham, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, and Nick Reader, former CFO of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2011, They opened the first PDQ in Tampa, Florida. They plan to open 15 more stores in 2017 and another 15 stores in 2018.

    PDQ was founded on a concept that high-quality food, memorable service and genuine hospitality are the basis of an excellent restaurant. PDQ values genuine customer service, whether dining in or picking up at the drive-thru. They are committed to doing the things they do the right way.

    PDQ stands for "People Dedicated to Quality" or "Pretty Darn Quick" and its menu has just nine primary items: Chicken tenders (crispy or grilled), five types of made-to-order chicken sandwiches (crispy or grilled) and three hand-tossed salads with homemade dressings.

    PDQ currently has 3 locations in the 904 area. The first opening was at 3260 Hodges Blvd. followed by 13702 Old St Augustine Road and 194 State Road 13 near Racetrac Road. Coming soon they will be opening at The Town Center. They have said that there will be 10 PDQ restaurants in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties within five years and 20 within the decade.

    F...   [Read More]




    Flour And Fig Bakehouse Will Open Soon In Historic Springfield




     

    The Flour & Fig Bakehouse is planning on opening in November and will be a bakery and restaurant located in Historic Springfield at 1715 North Main Street. The storefront will include inside and outside seating, bakery cases full of creative products, an innovative menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients, and a retail area offering locally grown produce. They will also have a coffee bar, local beer, wine, kombucha on tap, and craft cocktails.

    Flour and Fig Bakeshop will be run by Allison and Kurt D’Aurizio. Allison has built a loyal following with her artisanal bakery business, My Grandmother’s Pie. Kurt has been working in restaurants for most of his career and has won numerous awards for his work including two AAA four diamond awards. Kurt has also been making and selling pestos, cashew cheese, marinades, and granolas at the Riverside Arts Market and at the Beaches Green Market where you can continue to find our bakery and specialty items.  

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    They changed the business name because they did not it to just be a bakery and are hoping to attract customers from outside of the Springfield area to their storefront. The owners plan to source from local far...   [Read More]




    Gelato July Is Back Every Wednesday At Peterbrooke Chocolatier




    Beat the heat every Wednesday in July with a FREE scoop of fresh, handmade gelato compliments of Peterbrooke Chocolatier for their 3rd Annual Gelato July. Starting Wednesday, July 5, Peterbrooke’s Gelato July offers guests to treat themselves to a scoop of any of their classic gelato flavors, like sea salt caramel and mint chocolate chip, with no purchase necessary. 

    “Gelato is a great alternative to regular ice cream because it is churned slower, creating denser and richer flavors,” says Elizabeth Rice, marketing manager for Peterbrooke Chocolatier. “Our gelato is made daily and in small batches to ensure the freshest, most flavorful and delicious treat for our guests”

    Guests visiting a Peterbrooke Chocolatier shop are invited to receive their refreshing gelato treat every Wednesday throughout the month of July. Gelato July treats are  available at participating Peterbrooke Chocolatier locations in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, Tallahassee, Palm Beach, Atlanta and Tuscaloosa. Gelato flavors will vary per location.

    Peterbrooke Chocolatier® was founded in 1983 with a mission to bring the art of European chocolate making to the United...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Mayweather vs McGregor Fight Night Watch Party At River City Brewery




    Make plans to join us at River City Brewing Co on the Southbank in San Marco for their Mayweather vs McGregor Fight Night Watch Party on August, 26th, 2017. Watch the fight of the century on our big screens at Jacksonville's First Micro Brewery plus enjoy great drink specials sponsored by Terremoto Tequilla all night and DJ J Doll all night! Additionally, all ladies 21+ will receive $1 well cocktails from 6-8pm!

    For a limited time, tickets are available for just $20 online / $30 day of or until the event sells out. Doors will open at 6:00pm and to ensure you receive a seat, we reccomend arriving before 8:00pm. Once 8:00pm hits the tickets are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. For table and bottle packages, call or text (571) 288-2616. Tickets are non-refundable and the fight will be aired rain or shine!

    ...   [Read More]




    The Volstead, Downtown Jacksonville's Premier Prohibition Style Whiskey Lounge Is Closing




    The Volstead has announced that it will be closing its doors on August 21. The Volstead was a popular downtown Jacksonville speakeasy-style bar that has been open for about 3 1/2 years.

    The Downtown speakeasy-style bar  located at 115 W. Adams Street fronts as an old post office, but once inside, it is a bar specializing in cocktails from times past . It is an upscale bourbon bar serving premium bourbons, scotches and whiskeys in an upscale lounge, 1920s-themed setting.

    “The Volstead” gets its name from The Volstead Act, which enacted Prohibition in the United States in late 1919. The act was later repealed in 1933, but the era would forever leave its mark on history. Some of histories most colorful personalities were players in bootlegging operations, and to this day bars still carry on

    Jacksonville Florida pre-prohibition was a beautiful, bustling city where people came to achieve their dreams; designed to be the original site of Hollywood where the stars and starlets of the era came to spend their time.

    As the decade progressed the nation fell on hard times, Congressman Andrew Volstead chalked up the bill to eradicate the production and sale of liquor throughout the United States. As liquor ...   [Read More]




    MODEST MOUSE RETURNS TO THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with Jax Live Presents and The Foundation, proudly announce the return of indie rock band Modest Mouse and special guest to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Tickets for this concert event will go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 21 at 12 p.m.

    Modest Mouse formed in Issaquah, Washington and has become, over the past two decades, the indie rock golden standard: One of the few bands capable of achieving massive popularity without sacrificing their longtime fans. Modest Mouse’s latest album, Strangers to Ourselves (Epic), debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, and at #1 on the Rock, Alternative, Vinyl, and Internet charts the week it was released. Also, the band earned a career-high debut on the UK Official Albums chart.

    Strangers to Ourselves has earned accolades in Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, NME, USA Today, and more. Modest Mouse were also the first band to perform for the launch of The Late Late Show with James Corden, when they performed “Be Brave.” The band also performed the single “Lampshades on Fire” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, played two sold-out shows at Webster Hall, and performed other ...   [Read More]




    The Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival Will Be At Metropolitan Park October 6-8




    The first-ever Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival, featuring some of the biggest stars in rock, alternative and country music, is set for October 6, 7 and 8, 2017 in Jacksonville, Fla., officials announced today. Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park will play host to three jam-packed days and nights of music and Oktoberfest fun.

    The complete talent lineup along with tickets surrounding this mega-event will be released in the coming weeks. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, August 3rd. Music fans interested in receiving the line up first as well as discounted tickets prior to August 3rd can register at www.TheFloridaOktoberfest.com.

    “The Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said President of 904 Happy Hour Charles Wagoner. “Events like this have a major impact on tourism and the local economy and I am excited to promote this festival across the country.”

    Saturday and Sunday will feature national headliners and supporting artists in rock, alternative, and country genres and Friday will showcase some of the the nation’s most recog...   [Read More]




    New Bowling Alley Coming To The 904




    The 904 has exciting venues coming in the future. After the opening of Daily’s Place this Memorial Day weekend, the city of Jacksonville may soon have a boutique bowling alley and restaurant complex, modeled after Nashville’s Pinewood Social. 

    The new entertainment destination could feature a six lane, vintage bowling alley complete with period-specific ball returns and scoring tables plus a main dining room with dining booths and tables centered around a copper-topped bar.

    Additionally, the complex would house a restaurant which will serve a full lunch and dinner menu accompanied by an exquisite cocktail program. At the venue’s entrance, a coffee shop would flanked by sectional couches, long tables and an ample amount of power plugs for laptops. The Nashville location also features an outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, Bocce ball court, and cabana seating spread throughout a popular outdoor cabana area - Imagine that in downtown Jacksonville!

    The location where the new venue is planned to be developed is in the Doro District, not far from the newly built Daily’s Place. Its exact spot will be adjoining Intuition Ale Works, BLK SHP an...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Clear the Shelters Hosted By The Jacksonville Humane Society Is This Weekend




    Drive over to the Jacksonville Humane Society for #ClearTheShelters with FREE pet adoptions this weekend. The event will be this weekend, Saturday August 19th and again on Sunday August 20th from 10am until 5pm each day.

    The Jacksonville Humane Society is located at 8464 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, FL 32216

    For the event this weekend, the adoption fees for all pets will be waived. Additional fees may apply.

    For further information about Clear the Shelter at The Jacksonville Humane Society and to view available pets or learn more about the adoption process, please visit jaxhumane.org/pets.

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    Devil's Den: A Natural Wonder




    Explore one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den! Devil's Den, a underwater cave and spring in central Florida, was formed by a karst window in which the roof over a subterranean river collapsed, exposing the water to the open surface. Over the years, this natural wonder has been transformed from a simple scuba diving site to a world class tourist attraction. 

    Photo Courtesy: @chisumbond

    At the cave, remains of extinct animals from the Pleistocene Age (2 million - 10,000 years ago) have been discovered, including the bones of early man, dating back to 7,500 BC. On cold winter mornings, you can see steam-like smoke rising from the chimney opening. Thus, the early settlers graced the name Devil’s Den.

    The spring features crystal clear water, year round 72 degree water temperatures, fossils beds dating back 33 million years plus more! Devil's Den offers scuba diving and snorkeling 7 days a week. They also offer equipment rentals, scuba instruction and night dives with special reservations. All divers must be Open Water certified, sign release, have proper training, and follow rules and regulations.

    Photo Court...   [Read More]




    Freedom Boat Club honors long-time partner by naming new boat ‘904 Happy Hour’




    Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 1, 2017 – What is the best way to show appreciation for a valued partner? Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville has come up with a unique tribute.

    “We wanted to honor a successful partnership we have had for many years now,” said Lisa Almeida, co-owner of Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville. “So, we are naming our newest boat ‘904 Happy Hour’.”Almeida explains the logic of naming a boat after another organization.

    “We describe our club as 'boating made simple' and 'your director of fun',” Almeida said. “And 904 Happy Hour is Jacksonville’s premier entertainment resource. And of course, every hour you are out on a Freedom Boat Club boat is a happy hour.”

    The latest addition to the local Freedom Boat Club fleet is a 21-foot, 2017 Key West 219, with a light blue hull and a hard top. It has a 200 horsepower Yamaha four-stroke engine, a Bluetooth stereo, livewell and rod holders. It was designed with comforts like full-width bench seating in the aft, seating in the bow with removable backrests, plenty of room under the console and more. It can accommodate up to eight people.

    "We are honored to be a partner with Freedom Boa...   [Read More]




    Indoor Skydiving Coming to Jacksonville's Town Center




    An indoor skydiving facility coming to St. Johns Town Center agreed to a land purchase in the shopping center, according to the Daily Record. A contract for 2.5 acres for the development of a $10 million to $12 million project was signed for an iFLY location, just south of Topgolf.

    Representatives of Sky Entertainment LLC told the Daily Record that they expect the land sale to be completed early in 2018. The project should be completed by September or October 2018, according to the report.

    Other iFLY centers in the state of Florida are open in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa. The iFLY Orlando site says that prices start at $69.95 for two flights. Each session is 60 seconds, although the entire iFLY first-time experience takes about 90 minutes from start to finish.

     

     

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    Beaches Freedom Festival




    Fourth of July may be over, but the party at the beaches is just getting started. Get ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival of the summer. The Beaches Freedom Fest will be held on Saturday July 15, 2017 at the Seawalk Pavilion. It will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, Beer Garden, will be provided at the festival. For local bike riders, there will be free bike valet presented by Velofix located on the North Festival Entrance on 1st Street. 

    A Hot Dog eating contest will take place at the Main Stage from 2-4. Ten brave and hungry men and women will be selected to face off to see who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. Women’s Division will begin at 2:15 and Men’s Division will begin 3:45. 

    The following food trucks will be at Freedom Festival: Bubba Burger, Son of a Butcher BBQ, Wingin It, Delish Kebabs, Rite On Que, Best Burger, Wurstburger, Guanabana, Rocco’s Pizza, Daddy Boyz BBQ, Wrap It Up, Treemendous Sea & Soul and Zoe’s Shaved Ice. 

    This year’s music line up will include Sidereal, Ray Fulcher, Split Tone, The Firewater Tent Revival, Tad Jennings, Lane Pittman, Ramona, Sol Ryder and more.

    For more inform...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    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]




    Riverplace Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project On Its Way




    The Riverplace Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project is up for final approval from the Downtown Development Review Board on Thursday.  The project would alter about a half-mile of Riverplace Boulevard from the Main Street Bridge to Prudential Drive on the Southbank to “prioritize access for pedestrians and bicyclists over cars.”

    The “road diet” includes slimmer traffic lanes in exchange for protected bike paths, off-street parking, wider sidewalks, built-in bus stops and upgraded landscaping.

    The Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) application said the project focuses on “reduced travel lanes, traffic calming, and enhanced landscaping” to make the area safer for Southbank residents. In addition to existing condo and apartment towers, more housing is in development for the area, including Catalyst Development Partners’ proposed San Marco Apartments at 1444 Home St. and the 263-unit riverfront Broadstone River House under construction.

    The design renderings presented to the Downtown Investment Authority show three lanes of traffic and off-street parking which would provide a buffer for 5-foot-wide bike paths and 8-foot-wide sidewalks on each side...   [Read More]




    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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