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    2016 Curling Championships Coming To Jacksonville




    Jacksonville has been selected as the site for the 2016 USA Curling National Championships.  This will be the first time that a curling national championship will take place in the Sunshine State. The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will serve as the venue for the event, which will be staged Feb. 6-13, 2016. 

    “We extend a warm welcome to a cool sport,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Jacksonville has become a premier venue and destination for a wide range of major sporting events, and we’re honored to have the 2016 Curling National Championships in our city. We look forward to hosting America’s top curling teams, as well as their fans from far and wide.” The weeklong national championships feature the top 20 men’s and women’s teams competing for the chance to represent the U.S. at the 2016 world championships. 

    “This decision was made based upon a very strong bid from the various partners in Jacksonville, as well as many, many meetings between USA Curling and Jacksonville that have convinced all of us that this is a good move for many reasons,” said Rick Patzke, USA Curling chief operating officer. “In the past year, curling has landed on island ...   [Read More]




    The wave of momentum for an aquarium could boost marine industry as well as Jacksonville business




    I am so proud to be part of AquaJax, who took first-place honors at One Spark last weekend.  An estimated 250,000 people attended the 5-day event and AquaJax received $13,794.14 for its first place win in the science category, which was determined by the popular vote. 

    I have been active in supporting AquaJax, an advocacy group that is working to bring a world-class aquarium to downtown Jacksonville.   We were overwhelmed by the positive response we received for a new aquarium, which would be built on a tract next to the St. Johns River.  People kept coming by our booth to offer their support. Some of our city’s major entrepreneurs stopped by and pledged financial support as well.

    Initial plans call for a 150,000-square-foot aquarium that would feature both fresh water and salt water species, as well as reptiles that thrive in the surrounding region.

    Long-time Freedom Boat Club member Brad Huber connected me with the AquaJax initiative.  He told me I needed to get involved and he was right.  An aquarium could do wonders for Jacksonville and help us grow our business as well.  The plan is being supported by the board and executive team of the Jacksonville Zoo and there could be an ...   [Read More]




    Easter Keg Hunt Saturday




    This Saturday, one of Jacksonville's Most popular event is back by popular demand. The Easter Keg Hunt is fun-filled but limited in size so make sure to sign your team up quickly! At this scavenger hunt teams will travel all over Jacksonville to find the Easter Kegs.

    Easter Kegs are not normal kegs. They are painted kegs that are hidden all over town and are found by teams solving clues. The first team to find all the kegs including the Golden Keg will win the Easter Keg Hunt.

    Winning team wins Beer For A Year. 2nd and 3rd place teams also receive runner up prizes. Costumes are encouraged. "Best Team Name" and "Best Dressed Team" also receive prizes. All teams must have a designated driver.

    The event headquarters will be at Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach. Registration will take place from 9:00-10:30 AM. Brunch and Bar will be available. Scavenger hunt will begin at 10:30 am. Course will aprox. take 2-3 hours. Award ceremony and post race festivities will be between noon and 3pm

    Sign up at www.TheEasterKegHunt.com

    ...   [Read More]




    SHARKS CALM STORM ON FRIDAY NIGHT 60-41




    JACKSONVILLE  – Taking advantage of an opportunistic defense that forced five turnovers, the Jacksonville Sharks improved to 2-0 at home on Friday night, beating the Tampa Bay Storm by a 60-41 count on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Jacksonville (2-2) jumped out to an early 13-0 lead thanks to the first of those turnovers. After R.J. Archer opened the game with a one-yard touchdown run. Tampa Bay (3-2) quarterback Randy Hippeard lost control of the snap on the Storm’s ensuing drive. Jack linebacker Charlie Hunt pounced on the loose ball to set the Sharks up at the Storm 16. On the very next play, starting quarterback R.J. Archer took a hard hit and left the game for one play and Aaron Garcia stepped on to the field wearing a Jacksonville uniform for the first time since 2011. Garcia needed just one snap to make an impact, throwing Mardy Gilyard open for a diving 24-yard touchdown catch that gave the Sharks that two-score lead.

    Archer bounced back after missing that one snap, playing the rest of the game under center. Following the Storm’s first score of the game – a touchdown from Hippeard to Justin Hilton, Archer fired a five-yard scoring strike to London Crawford, giving the Sharks a 20-7 lead. But...   [Read More]




    Weekend Events - April 12th & 13th




    1) One Spark Festival in Downtown Jacksonville  2) The Oyster Jam Music Festival & Southeast US Boat Show at Metro Park in Downtown Jacksonville 

    3) Lauren's Kids Walk Saturday to help end child sexual abuse in Duval County 4) Dierks Bentley Live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday 5) The San Marco Art Festival at the historic San Marco Square Saturday and Sunday 6) Check out Riverside Arts Market on Saturday from 10-4pm 7) $1 Bowling at Latitude 30 on Sunday after 9pm 8) Its the final weekend of the Clay County Fair . Arts, crafts, rides, family fun and more! 

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    2016 Curling Championships Coming To Jacksonville




    Jacksonville has been selected as the site for the 2016 USA Curling National Championships.  This will be the first time that a curling national championship will take place in the Sunshine State. The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will serve as the venue for the event, which will be staged Feb. 6-13, 2016. 

    “We extend a warm welcome to a cool sport,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Jacksonville has become a premier venue and destination for a wide range of major sporting events, and we’re honored to have the 2016 Curling National Championships in our city. We look forward to hosting America’s top curling teams, as well as their fans from far and wide.” The weeklong national championships feature the top 20 men’s and women’s teams competing for the chance to represent the U.S. at the 2016 world championships. 

    “This decision was made based upon a very strong bid from the various partners in Jacksonville, as well as many, many meetings between USA Curling and Jacksonville that have convinced all of us that this is a good move for many reasons,” said Rick Patzke, USA Curling chief operating officer. “In the past year, curling has landed on island ...   [Read More]




    SHARKS CALM STORM ON FRIDAY NIGHT 60-41




    JACKSONVILLE  – Taking advantage of an opportunistic defense that forced five turnovers, the Jacksonville Sharks improved to 2-0 at home on Friday night, beating the Tampa Bay Storm by a 60-41 count on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Jacksonville (2-2) jumped out to an early 13-0 lead thanks to the first of those turnovers. After R.J. Archer opened the game with a one-yard touchdown run. Tampa Bay (3-2) quarterback Randy Hippeard lost control of the snap on the Storm’s ensuing drive. Jack linebacker Charlie Hunt pounced on the loose ball to set the Sharks up at the Storm 16. On the very next play, starting quarterback R.J. Archer took a hard hit and left the game for one play and Aaron Garcia stepped on to the field wearing a Jacksonville uniform for the first time since 2011. Garcia needed just one snap to make an impact, throwing Mardy Gilyard open for a diving 24-yard touchdown catch that gave the Sharks that two-score lead.

    Archer bounced back after missing that one snap, playing the rest of the game under center. Following the Storm’s first score of the game – a touchdown from Hippeard to Justin Hilton, Archer fired a five-yard scoring strike to London Crawford, giving the Sharks a 20-7 lead. But...   [Read More]




    Bragan Field Gets Prepared for Opening Night




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fans will notice some changes to Bragan Field when the Jacksonville Suns open the 2014 season against the Huntsville Stars on Thursday April 3 at Bragan Field.

    The Suns will open their season on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:05 and will be home for five games through April 7th against the Huntsville Stars. Don't miss Opening Night and a special ceremony for the unveiling of the Legends of Jacksonville Baseball at 6:00 P.M.

    Tickets for all Suns home games are currently on sale through the Suns Box Office at (904) 358-2846, or online at www.jaxsuns.com. Tickets are $7.50 for general admission, $10.50 for reserved seating and $13.50 for Homeplate Box seating. Limited sponsorships, season tickets and group packages are still available. 

    In this video from the Suns Baseball Network, changes to the nets and infield surface are examined, along with a behind-the-scenes look at the Suns clubhouse.

    The 2014 season is presented by Everbank, official banking partner of the Jacksonville Suns. The Suns are the Double-A Affiliate of the Miami Marlins and a member of the Southern League of Professional Baseball.

    ...   [Read More]




    Russian Gold medalists get $120,000 cash plus a new Mercedes after Olympics




    If you were on the Russian Olympic team and you were a medalist at the Sochi Games, you're in the money. The medal winners are given cash and a new Mercedes.   All of the Gold medalists in the Sochi Olympics were given $120,000 plus a brand new Mercedes GL SUV. The Silver medalists got $76,000 and a Mercedes ML, and the bronze medalists got $52,000 and a Mercedes GLK.   A total of 45 cars were distributed to the Olympic medalists. Russia won a Sochi-leading total of 33 medals, including 13 golds. The Russian athletes who won medals in the 2012 London Games received Audis instead of Mercedes.   For comparison's sake, The United States Olympians who medaled received $25,000 for a gold, $15,000 for a silver and $10,000 for a bronze. The money won by the United States medalists is then taxed by the IRS. Go Figure! ...   [Read More]




    Great Urban Race Coming To Jacksonville On March 8th




    JACKSONVILLE FL – The national running series Great Urban Race offers a mentally and physically challenging Saturday afternoon that takes participants dashing through their cities to visit local organizations, with an added bonus: runners are competing for a cash prize and potentially their share of $10,000. The urban scavenger hunt has been in existence since 2007, but will hit Jacksonville for the first time on March 8th. In 2014, Great Urban Race will take participants to big adventures in 14 domestic and international locations.

    Team members will solve and complete 12 unique clues at local Jacksonville businesses and landmarks.  In previous races, challenges have included one teammate lying on a bed of nails, walking on glass, and taking a photo with a live tiger. First, second, and third place finishers will receive a cash prize. The top 25 teams to complete the race in each location will secure a spot in the National Championship race, held in Vancouver on August 9th. The top teams at the Championship will take home a total of $10,000 in grand prizes.

     “Great Urban Race offers participants the most exciting Saturday imaginable,” says Event Director Jordan Diehl.  “People really have to think to co...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Food Village @ One Spark Details and Times




    One Spark 2014 is right around the corner, and you might even be planning how you can be here the entire time! But have you thought about what you will eat? Don’t worry - we have you covered with amazing food in the Food Village presented by San Marco Dining District!

    This year, our Food Village will be an even bigger hotspot with more food options, seating and entertainment. We offer great food for every palate, from families and festival-fare lovers to vegetarians and foodies and everything in between. Scrumptious gourmet dining options from San Marco Dining District restaurants BB’s, Bistro Aix, The Grotto, Matthew’s and Taverna will be available. Other food vendors include these delicious options:

    Cely's Famous Food

    Up In Smoke BBQ

    Island Noodles

    Snowie Queen

    Baby's Badass Burgers Food Truck

    Firehouse Subs

    Dig Foods

    Corner Taco

    Super Food Truck

    Blue Pacific Grill and Taco Bar - One Spark After Dark Lot Only

    The Happy Grilled Cheese - One Spark After Dark Lot Only

    Gourmet Aviator - One Spark After Dark Lot Only...   [Read More]




    Ben & Jerry's Unveils a New Line & New Flavors




    BURLINGTON, Vt.- With the nation caught amidst an impressive winter, complete with polar vortexes, feet of snow in some places and a country-wide cold snap, there’s one sure sign that spring can’t be far away… Ben & Jerry’s proudly announces its brand new line with four new flavors, and the company believes it will resonate resoundingly with its “core” consumers.

    “We are always looking to make something bigger and better for our fans”

    The “Core” line is modeled off Ben & Jerry’s popular Karamel Sutra flavor. The concept includes a core center down the middle of each flavor, which in most cases perfectly compliments the two super-premium ice creams that are packed into every pint. Every Core flavor adds another component the company has become famous for: chunks, which add another layer of flavor and texture. Can you say: “Super Premi-YUM?”

    The flavors were created by Ben & Jerry’s team of Flavor Gurus at the company’s headquarters in Vermont. “We are always looking to make something bigger and better for our fans,” said the lead flavor developer, Eric Fredette. “We wanted to blow out the concept of fun flavors, c...   [Read More]




    Councilman Reggie Brown Is Trying To Get Rid Of Food Trucks Forever!




    Jacksonville Fl - Food trucks have become one of the most popular types of restaurants to hit the streets of Jacksonville over the past few years. Despite the views of the citizens and tax payers, City Councilman Reggie Brown is moving forward on an attempt to legislate food trucks out of existence in Jacksonville.​

    This Wednesday at 3pm, Councilman Reggie Brown will hold a public meeting regarding a draft ordinance that will severely limit the ability of food truck operators to conduct business in Jacksonville.

    Beside food trucks being a huge economic driver for the downtown district, they have helped bring more foot traffic to places that don't even offer food or drinks. We were under the understanding that the city was trying to get more people to visit downtown Jacksonville... It doesn't sound like it by these actions. 

    ​Sign the petition below to prevent this new ordinance from going in to order below:

    ...   [Read More]




    TACO BELL IS ROLLING OUT BREAKFAST NATIONALLY ON MARCH 27




    IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 – The wait is almost over. Taco Bell® Breakfast, which will offer the highly anticipated and revolutionary Waffle Taco, the all-in-one A.M. Crunchwrap™, and the already loved Cinnabon® Delights™, will be available in restaurants nationwide starting March 27, 2014 from 7am to 11am, or earlier.

    After breaking through and successfully introducing a variety of platforms and products – including FourthMeal®, Doritos® Locos Tacos and Cantina Bell® – Taco Bell is launching the brand’s largest, most extensive menu since it first opened its doors more than 50 years ago. Taco Bell Breakfast comes as a change to the traditional quick service restaurant (QSR) breakfast routine, bringing the brand’s distinctive approach to a crowded breakfast sandwich market. Taco Bell will not just deliver but will bring a little más to morning time, offering consumers a break from the usual.

    “Fans already like to come to Taco Bell for lunch and dinner, and they share with us their love of late night. Now they’re not just asking, but telling us they want Taco Bell Breakfast,” said Taco Bell President, Brian Niccol. “To give customers the great-...   [Read More]




    New Brewery Coming To Jacksonville Beach




    Jacksonville Beach Fl - Rumors are correct, there is a new brewery coming to Jacksonville Beach.

    Zeta Restaurant and bar will start brewing this spring. The restaurant, known for their delicious food and affordable weekend brunch is taking it to a new level. Zeta recently hired Chris Prevatt, who will be the head brewer. The restaurant has invested in a seven-barrel system and has filed permitting. 

    Zeta is hoping to have beer brewing by the end or March or mid April. Prevatt has been planning the new breweries ales and is hoping to have a India pale ale, rye pale, chocolate coffee stout and honey brown at launch. Prevatt plans on having 6 main lagers and a few seasonal ones after things get kicked off.

    Prevatt is a experienced home brewer who attended Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, the best-known brewing school in the country. 

     

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Easter Keg Hunt Saturday




    This Saturday, one of Jacksonville's Most popular event is back by popular demand. The Easter Keg Hunt is fun-filled but limited in size so make sure to sign your team up quickly! At this scavenger hunt teams will travel all over Jacksonville to find the Easter Kegs.

    Easter Kegs are not normal kegs. They are painted kegs that are hidden all over town and are found by teams solving clues. The first team to find all the kegs including the Golden Keg will win the Easter Keg Hunt.

    Winning team wins Beer For A Year. 2nd and 3rd place teams also receive runner up prizes. Costumes are encouraged. "Best Team Name" and "Best Dressed Team" also receive prizes. All teams must have a designated driver.

    The event headquarters will be at Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach. Registration will take place from 9:00-10:30 AM. Brunch and Bar will be available. Scavenger hunt will begin at 10:30 am. Course will aprox. take 2-3 hours. Award ceremony and post race festivities will be between noon and 3pm

    Sign up at www.TheEasterKegHunt.com

    ...   [Read More]




    Weekend Events - April 12th & 13th




    1) One Spark Festival in Downtown Jacksonville  2) The Oyster Jam Music Festival & Southeast US Boat Show at Metro Park in Downtown Jacksonville 

    3) Lauren's Kids Walk Saturday to help end child sexual abuse in Duval County 4) Dierks Bentley Live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday 5) The San Marco Art Festival at the historic San Marco Square Saturday and Sunday 6) Check out Riverside Arts Market on Saturday from 10-4pm 7) $1 Bowling at Latitude 30 on Sunday after 9pm 8) Its the final weekend of the Clay County Fair . Arts, crafts, rides, family fun and more! 

    ...   [Read More]




    ZZ TOP AND JEFF BECK RETURN TOGETHER TO PERFORM AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE




    St. Augustine, FL (April 3, 2014) – ZZ Top and Jeff Beck return to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday,  September 7. Tickets will go on sale next Friday, April 11 at 10am.    This August will see long time music legends and mutual admirers, ZZ Top and Jeff Beck on tour together for the first time.  Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring route will offer fans a full Jeff Beck set, followed by a full ZZ  Top set, with a finale that joins the English fret master with the Texas rockers for a collaboration each night of the tour. 

      ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, speaking on behalf of band mates Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, noted that Beck has long been a source of  musical inspiration from the time when Beck played in the Yardbirds, the seminal hard blues-based Britrock band. Gibbons  commented, “Ever since experiencing ‘Jeff’s Boogie,’ the prospect of performance with Jeff Beck on the deck brings us into focus  with the curator of crunch.” 

      This tour is not the first live collaboration between the two camps. Gibbons joined Jeff Beck and his band on stage at the 25th  anniversary celebration of the Rock An...   [Read More]




    The Soulshine Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall Coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre




    St. Augustine, FL (April 3, 2014) – This Summer Michael Franti & Spearhead, will launch the first--‐ever music & yoga  tour, Soulshine, that will bridge daytime and nighttime experiences including music, yoga, sustainable lifestyle and  dj’s guaranteeing a full--‐blown dance party! SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall will be joining the North  American Tour along with Special Guest Yoga Teachers, such as Canada’s Ryan Leier. The tour will stop at the St.  Augustine Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 30. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 18 at 10AM. 

      With a collective reach of over 90 million impressions, the four bands: Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett  Dennen and Trevor Hall, come together for a tour that embraces their passions and love of music, dance, yoga  and sustainability. Soulshine will be affordably priced, offering activities to keep people of all ages entertained  throughout the day and night. 

      Each afternoon on the Soulshine tour will begin with a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Michael Franti & Friends,  led by some of today's most inspiring teachers from across North America, including Ryan Leier. The yoga session&nb...   [Read More]




    Tegan and Sara Coming To The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 25, 2014) — Indie rock duo Tegan and Sara will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, May 16 at 8:00PM.

    Tegan and Sara are pleased to announce their Let's Make Things Physical Tour, a 19-date run that will include Lucius, and The Courtneys. The all female-fronted tour will run in May and June, corresponding with a new single campaign for "I Was A Fool", the followup to their wildly successful first single "Closer", from the acclaimed 2013 album Heartthrob.

    Tegan and Sara’s 13-year career has seen them build an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta. Having sold nearly 1 million career albums and toured with acts from The Killers to Neil Young, Tegan and Sara have now released their 7th studio album – Heartthrob – as internationally-celebrated songwriters, performers, and artists. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, securing the band’s highest US chart position to dat...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    The wave of momentum for an aquarium could boost marine industry as well as Jacksonville business




    I am so proud to be part of AquaJax, who took first-place honors at One Spark last weekend.  An estimated 250,000 people attended the 5-day event and AquaJax received $13,794.14 for its first place win in the science category, which was determined by the popular vote. 

    I have been active in supporting AquaJax, an advocacy group that is working to bring a world-class aquarium to downtown Jacksonville.   We were overwhelmed by the positive response we received for a new aquarium, which would be built on a tract next to the St. Johns River.  People kept coming by our booth to offer their support. Some of our city’s major entrepreneurs stopped by and pledged financial support as well.

    Initial plans call for a 150,000-square-foot aquarium that would feature both fresh water and salt water species, as well as reptiles that thrive in the surrounding region.

    Long-time Freedom Boat Club member Brad Huber connected me with the AquaJax initiative.  He told me I needed to get involved and he was right.  An aquarium could do wonders for Jacksonville and help us grow our business as well.  The plan is being supported by the board and executive team of the Jacksonville Zoo and there could be an ...   [Read More]




    Boat Clinic and Workshop @ The South East US Boat Show




    You drive a car, you ride a motorcycle, but what do you do with a boat?  On a boat, you take the helm.  The big question is, do you have the skills you need?  Not all boaters are required to have a license in order to take the helm, but all boaters do have a responsibility to learn about boat operation, communications, navigation, and life-saving techniques.  Statistics show that boater education saves lives.

    In Florida, a person born on or after January 1, 1988 is required to have completed a boater education course or pass an equivalency exam in order to operate a boat with a motor of 10 horsepower or greater.  So if you are 26 or younger, you have to learn the rules of the water before taking the helm.  For everyone else out there, there is no requirement.

    So how do you get the skills you need to take the helm with confidence?  Freedom Boat Club has your answer.  We have teamed up with Discover Boating to offer a hands-on-clinic for powerboaters of all levels at the upcoming Southeast U.S. Boat Show.  It doesn’t matter if you have been operating boats all your life or have never stepped a foot on one, you will benefit from these courses.

    The three-hour clinics will be held April 11, ...   [Read More]




    April 12 & 13th - The Oyster Jam Details




    Metropolitan Park provides the perfect waterfront environment for the beer enthusiast, that is passionate about their beer drinking experience. A select group of micro brewery’s will be at The Oyster Jam. The beer goes well with the large selection of traditional festival foods along with raw and specialty oysters. Jacksonville’s down-home oyster roast is a celebration of music and the water lifestyle. The combination of live music, craft beer and the oyster roast along the St. Johns River is a tradition to our unique culture.

    Inspired by Gary Mack, an Atlantic Beach native artist, the Oyster Jam poster came to life through the festival vision. The 2-day Oyster Jam Music Festival host anArts Village full of art and exhibitors showcasing glass, jewelry, woodworking, clothing, furniture and other hand-crafted gifts.

    The Oyster Jam would not be complete without theSHUCK’N CONTEST. Shuckers will compete to see who can shuck 12 of the cleanest and most appetizing oysters in the fastest time. These shuckers will go head-to-head on Sunday at 3pm to see who wins the first place CASH prize and the title The Oyster Jam Master Shucker!

    Saturday April 12, 2014

    10am – Sh...   [Read More]




    One Spark NightLife Times & Details




    You found delicious eats on Laura Street at the One Spark Food Village presented by San Marco Dining District and grabbed a One Spark brew from the One Spark Beer Village presented by Sea Best Seafood - so what next? How about a free concert and Bay Street block party at the One Spark After Dark Lot (at Bay and Ocean)?

    Party like a rockstar with bands from all over the country and well-known DJs who will spin tracks after the sun goes down. Grab a One Spark Brew and a late night meal from Blue Pacific Grill and Taco Bar, The Happy Grilled Cheese, Gourmet Aviator and The Funkadelic Food Truck.

    Here is what you can expect each night: Wednesday April 9th 8:00PM: DJ Chill Will, Official DJ for the Jacksonville Jaguars 8:30PM: Firewater Tent Revival 9:45PM: Canary in the Coalmine 11:00PM: Four Families Thursday April 10th  8:00PM: Lady Starlight, DJ for Lady Gaga 9:00PM: The Band Be Easy 10:15PM: Who Rescued Who 11:15PM: Lady Starlight, DJ for Lady Gaga Friday April 11th  8:00PM: Beats per Mark 9:00PM: Good Graeff 10:15PM: SUNBEARS! 11:15PM: Beats per Mark Saturday April 12th ...   [Read More]




    Massive 14 Ft Hammer Head Caught In Boca




    BOCA RATON, Fla. - Viktor Hluben, a Boca Raton resident and Florida Atlantic University student, said he and his group went sharking fishing last week expecting to catch some small sharks. They ended up catching a monster 14 ft, 700 lb + Hammer head shark.

    Heres the raw video: 

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    Jacksonville Armada Kick Off Party




    Kick off the start of Jacksonville's new professional soccer team! Come join us for an evening of fun and celebration. The party will be held at the Jacksonville Landing, Thursday February 20, from 5:00-8:00pm. 

    - Great selection of food and beverage - Soccer style games and experience - Merchandise Tents - Live Music - Q&A session with Club Executives - Special Fan Entertainment And more!

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    Alligator Tries To Enter Walmart In Florida Monday Night




    Apopka, Fl - A 6 ft alligator hung out at the entrance of a Florida Wal-Mart Superstore Monday Night. The gator (pictured below) wasn't afraid of shoppers and hung out in front of the moving doors for about a hour. The doors even opened multiple times for the creature but the gator remained outside. 

    Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com

    Police were dispatched to the scene and barricaded the area. Shortly after, the gator quietly crawled off into the brush nearby. Shoppers claim they have seen the 6ft gator in the retention pond next to the store before. 

      Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com   Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com   ...   [Read More]




    904 Happy Hour Website Gets Revamp




    Jacksonvilles favorite entertainment website got a facelift on Thursday, October 17th. Over the past month, lead designer Shawn Jasmin worked late nights to complete the technical & time consuming project. Shawn has a extensive background in webdesign but this website tested his skills. 

      

    The new website still features all of your old favorites like the where to go section where you can browse bars and venues to see their specials. The website will be undergoing updates through the coming weeks to all venues to display the most accurate specials. The new website will focus more on localized articles, info and events to keep everyone in the North Florida region up to date. 

    The original website, founded in 2011 was created by founder Charles Wagoner. After much deliberation and technical consultation, Charles decided it was time to give 904 Happy Hour the "revamp" that would change everything. "The new website integrates everything we could think of that a user would want to know about a specific area or region. The new website also gives restaurants, concert halls and really any business looking to increase their market share and capital the availability to update their own profiles and share...   [Read More]




    Huge Country Superfest Set To Come To Jacksonville




    October 10, 2013 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – The first-ever Florida Country Superfest, featuring the biggest stars in country music, is set for June 14 and 15, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla., officials announced today. Jacksonville’s EverBank Field will play host to two jam-packed days and nights of country music and tailgating fun.

    The complete talent lineup along with ticket information and other details surrounding this mega-event will be released at a press conference scheduled for Nov. 14 in Jacksonville. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 21.   Country music fans interested in signing up for the mailing list and securing tickets before they are available to the general public through a special pre-sale opportunity can register at www.FloridaCountrySuperfest.com.   “The Florida Country Superfest will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Events like this have a great impact on tourism and the local economy. I am thrilled that the community leaders and event producers worked together to make Jacksonville the host for this festival.”

    Festival Productions, Inc.–New Orleans (FPI-NO) and S...   [Read More]




    October Art Walk




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