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    Mini Bar Gets Coffee Drive-Thru & Second Location




    For all you coffee drinkers out there, Mini Bar Donuts has added a coffee drive-thru at their location, provided by Bold Bean. They have a full coffee and Espresso menu, including Nitro Cold Brew. All featuring Bold Bean Coffee Roasters. All of their signature syrups and alternative milks are also available. 

    Hot Menu

    Coffee  8oz: $1.75 / 12oz: $2.25 Espresso Shot  2oz: $2.50 Machiatto  4oz: $2.85 Cappuccino  6oz: $3.25 Cortado  5oz: $3.00 Latte  8oz: $3.50 / 12oz: $4.00 Americano  8oz: $2.60 / 12oz: $2.60 Chai Tea  8oz: $2.75 / 12oz: $3.00 Chai Latte  8oz: $3.50 / 12oz: $3.85 Hot Chocolate  8oz: $3.50 / 12oz: $4.00 Decaf Drip  8oz: $1.75 / 12oz: $2.25

    Cold/Iced Menu

    Coffee  12oz: $2.60 / 16oz: $2.85 Latte  12oz: $3.50 / 16oz: $4.00 Americano  12oz: $2.75 / 16oz: $2.75 Chai Tea  12oz: $2.85 / 16oz: $3.00 Chai Latte  12oz: $3.50 / 16oz: $3.85 Nitro  12oz: $3.95 /...   [Read More]




    Pro Bowl Week In Orlando January 23-27




    ALL WEEK. ALL IN. ORLANDO, FLORIDA

    The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday, January 27th at 3pm. NEW this year, not only will your ticket get you into the game that culminates an amazing Pro Bowl Week, it will also give you access to Player Red Carpet Viewing, Special Kid Zone Activities, and Postgame Fireworks. ALL ACCESS. ALL IN.

    If you want ALL IN on the Pro Bowl happening January 27th in Orlando, get your tickets today starting at just $45! New this year, not only will your ticket get you into the game that culminates an amazing Pro Bowl Week, it will also give you special access to: • Dedicated AFC & NFC Seating Sections • Player Red Carpet Viewing • Special Kid Zone Activities • Postgame Fireworks • And more! Get tickets to game by visiting:bit.ly/2019NFLProBowl

    The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon is more than just an All-Star game, it's an action-packed week bringing you closer to the players and the game you love. From seeing your favorite NFL stars, to testing your mettle on the field, the 2019 Pro Bowl Week won't just bring you closer to the game, it will immerse you in it. Don't miss the chance for ...   [Read More]




    Premier Bride Expo 2019




    Happy New Year everybody!!!! Have you gotten engaged over the holidays? Well, have no fear!! This January the Prime Osborn Center will host the first Premier Bride Expo of 2019. 

    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 are four Premier Bride Expos each year; two at the Prime Osborn Center in Jacksonville and two at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine. 

     

    For more information check out their website at www.premierbrideexpo.com ...   [Read More]




    NFL’S FINAL EIGHT TAKE CENTER STAGE IN DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS




     

    On Saturday, January 12, the Kansas City Chiefs (12-4), who won the AFC West and secured the No. 1 seed in the AFC, will host the Indianapolis Colts (11-6) at Arrowhead Stadium to kick off the Divisional Playoffs (NBC, 4:35 PM ET). That night in primetime (FOX, 8:15 PM ET), the Los Angeles Rams (13-3), who won the NFC West and own the No. 2 seed in the NFC, will host the Dallas Cowboys (11-6) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. 

    On Sunday, January 13, the New England Patriots (11-5), the AFC East champions and the AFC’s No. 2 seed, will welcome the Los Angeles Chargers (13-4) to Gillette Stadium (CBS, 1:05 PM ET). The NFC South-champion New Orleans Saints (13-3), who own the NFC’s No. 1 seed, will host the defending Super Bowl-champion Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (FOX, 4:40 PM ET) to conclude Divisional weekend. 

    Three of the remaining eight clubs – Cowboys, Colts and Chargers – are new teams in this year’s playoff field. There were a total of seven new playoff teams in 2018 and since 1990 – a streak of 29 consecutive seasons – at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before. 

    ...   [Read More]




    January Downtown Wine Down




    Happy New Year everyone!! Be sure to join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the first Downtown Wine Down of 2019, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. January'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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-wine-down-tickets-54417643637?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Pro Bowl Week In Orlando January 23-27




    ALL WEEK. ALL IN. ORLANDO, FLORIDA

    The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday, January 27th at 3pm. NEW this year, not only will your ticket get you into the game that culminates an amazing Pro Bowl Week, it will also give you access to Player Red Carpet Viewing, Special Kid Zone Activities, and Postgame Fireworks. ALL ACCESS. ALL IN.

    If you want ALL IN on the Pro Bowl happening January 27th in Orlando, get your tickets today starting at just $45! New this year, not only will your ticket get you into the game that culminates an amazing Pro Bowl Week, it will also give you special access to: • Dedicated AFC & NFC Seating Sections • Player Red Carpet Viewing • Special Kid Zone Activities • Postgame Fireworks • And more! Get tickets to game by visiting:bit.ly/2019NFLProBowl

    The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon is more than just an All-Star game, it's an action-packed week bringing you closer to the players and the game you love. From seeing your favorite NFL stars, to testing your mettle on the field, the 2019 Pro Bowl Week won't just bring you closer to the game, it will immerse you in it. Don't miss the chance for ...   [Read More]




    NFL’S FINAL EIGHT TAKE CENTER STAGE IN DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS




     

    On Saturday, January 12, the Kansas City Chiefs (12-4), who won the AFC West and secured the No. 1 seed in the AFC, will host the Indianapolis Colts (11-6) at Arrowhead Stadium to kick off the Divisional Playoffs (NBC, 4:35 PM ET). That night in primetime (FOX, 8:15 PM ET), the Los Angeles Rams (13-3), who won the NFC West and own the No. 2 seed in the NFC, will host the Dallas Cowboys (11-6) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. 

    On Sunday, January 13, the New England Patriots (11-5), the AFC East champions and the AFC’s No. 2 seed, will welcome the Los Angeles Chargers (13-4) to Gillette Stadium (CBS, 1:05 PM ET). The NFC South-champion New Orleans Saints (13-3), who own the NFC’s No. 1 seed, will host the defending Super Bowl-champion Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (FOX, 4:40 PM ET) to conclude Divisional weekend. 

    Three of the remaining eight clubs – Cowboys, Colts and Chargers – are new teams in this year’s playoff field. There were a total of seven new playoff teams in 2018 and since 1990 – a streak of 29 consecutive seasons – at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before. 

    ...   [Read More]




    NFL POSTSEASON BEGINS




    After an exciting finish to the regular season, the NFL’s second season has arrived.

    The NFL postseason begins with four games on Wild Card Weekend.

    Saturday, January 5

    AFC Indianapolis at Houston 4:35 PM ET ESPN/ABC

    NFC Seattle at Dallas 8:15 PM ET FOX

    Sunday, January 6

    AFC Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore 1:05 PM ET CBS

    NFC Philadelphia at Chicago 4:40 PM ET NBC

    Week 17 came right down to the wire. Sunday’s excitement was due in part to having 16 divisional games played on the season’s final day, a tradition instituted in 2010. Three playoff spots and three divisions titles – the AFC West, AFC North and AFC South – were decided on the final day of the season.

    The final 12 teams are set:

    AFC NFC 1. Kansas City (12-4), AFC West champion 1. New Orleans (13-3), NFC South champion 2. New England (11-5), AFC East champion 2. Los Angeles Rams (13-3), NFC West champion 3. Houston (11-5), AFC South champion 3. Chicago (12-4), NFC North champion 4. Baltimore (10-6), AFC North champion 4. Dallas (10-6), NFC East champion 5. Los Angeles Chargers (12-4) 5. Seattle (10-6) 6. Indianapolis (10-6) 6. Philadelphia (9-7)

    The NFL playoffs, whi...   [Read More]




    NORTH CAROLINA STATE TO PLAY TEXAS A&M IN THE 2018 TAXSLAYER GATOR BOWL ON NEW YEAR’S EVE




    “The team at TaxSlayer is looking forward to having NC State and Texas A&M join us in Jacksonville for this year’s TaxSlayer Gator Bowl,” said Brian Rhodes, President and CEO, TaxSlayer. “They’ll be at the center of an unforgettable New Year’s Eve event which will include a festive post-game show by Platinum-selling recording artist Cole Swindell and fireworks to ring in 2019. We can’t wait to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the teams and fans of NC State and Texas A&M.”

    The #19 Texas A&M Aggies finished this season with an 8-4 record and will serve as the Southeastern Conference representative. They will be making their second appearance in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.  The Aggies last appearance was in the 1957 contest against Tennessee for Paul Bear Bryant’s final game at Texas A&M.

    The NC State Wolfpack, the Atlantic Coast Conference representative, finished their regular season with a 9-3 record after winning four of their final five contests.  They will be making their fourth appearance in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.  The Wolfpack last appeared in the 2003 game against Notre Dame.

    Join the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl for a New Year’s Ev...   [Read More]




    DONNA Puck&Stick Stair Challenge Powered By Jacksonville Icemen




    This inaugural event features a multi-challenge endurance event, a street festival, and an Icemen Hockey game PLUS parking for the day. Participants in the endurance event will select the total number of steps on their course. There are FOUR options to choose from – The Puck, The Stick, The Hat Trick Challenge and The Goalie. Wanna know how many steps there are?  Goalies -- Flat loop, NO STEPS Pucks -- Mostly flat loop, 4 staggered flights with nearly 100 steps Sticks -- Starts with 5 "turning" flights, a flat straight way, and finishes with 4 narrow flights (down and up) measuring just over 250 steps Hat Trick -- All 3 events accounting for just over 350 steps.  Included in your registration fee is a game ticket–additional tickets may be purchased with the proceeds benefiting The DONNA Foundation AND all day parking. 

     

    The Pucks, run a quick fun course along the concourse level of Veterans Memorial Arena that features 4 flights of stairs or approximately 100 stairs, with the finishing leg passing through the arena bowl before exiting the building to finish in the middle of our street party. The Sticks, run a similar course, however, this group kicks it up a notch by including a 5-level “turning&rdquo...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Mini Bar Gets Coffee Drive-Thru & Second Location




    For all you coffee drinkers out there, Mini Bar Donuts has added a coffee drive-thru at their location, provided by Bold Bean. They have a full coffee and Espresso menu, including Nitro Cold Brew. All featuring Bold Bean Coffee Roasters. All of their signature syrups and alternative milks are also available. 

    Hot Menu

    Coffee  8oz: $1.75 / 12oz: $2.25 Espresso Shot  2oz: $2.50 Machiatto  4oz: $2.85 Cappuccino  6oz: $3.25 Cortado  5oz: $3.00 Latte  8oz: $3.50 / 12oz: $4.00 Americano  8oz: $2.60 / 12oz: $2.60 Chai Tea  8oz: $2.75 / 12oz: $3.00 Chai Latte  8oz: $3.50 / 12oz: $3.85 Hot Chocolate  8oz: $3.50 / 12oz: $4.00 Decaf Drip  8oz: $1.75 / 12oz: $2.25

    Cold/Iced Menu

    Coffee  12oz: $2.60 / 16oz: $2.85 Latte  12oz: $3.50 / 16oz: $4.00 Americano  12oz: $2.75 / 16oz: $2.75 Chai Tea  12oz: $2.85 / 16oz: $3.00 Chai Latte  12oz: $3.50 / 16oz: $3.85 Nitro  12oz: $3.95 /...   [Read More]




    January Downtown Wine Down




    Happy New Year everyone!! Be sure to join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the first Downtown Wine Down of 2019, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. January'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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-wine-down-tickets-54417643637?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

    ...   [Read More]




    January 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. July'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 sangria! 

    Entertainment Lineup: The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed the remainder of the night for ticket holders only until 9:30pm. Tickets are $15

    ...   [Read More]




    December 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 holiday inspired cocktail!

    Entertainment Lineup: The 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 until 9:30pm.

    ...   [Read More]




    Grape & Grain Transforms Into A Christmas Pop Up Bar




    It’s December and it’s the month of the Christmas. In San Marco, a bar has done something special for the holiday season. Grape and Grain Exchange transformed their space into a Christmas themed pop up bar. 

    Grape and Grain Exchange is one of the 82 Miracle Pop up bars all around the world. The first Miracle Pop Up bar began in New York City in 2014. Other bars as far as London and Hong Kong have participated and decorated them like the North Pole, serving special Christmas Cocktails, life the Christmas Carol Barrel and Christmaspolitan.

    This is the first time the Miracle Pop Up Bar made it to Jacksonville. The bar is decorated with ornaments, lights, a Christmas tree and gift wrap all over the walls. This is something that you will not find in Jacksonville! You can purchase a signature Miracle mug, and at the end of the season, Miracle and Sippin’ Santa will be giving 10% of the proceeds on their special mug sales to Action Against Hunger.

    Miracle on the Square is in Jacksonville until December 31st.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    The Venardos Circus Is At The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Through January 27




    The Venardos Circus is returning to the Saint Augustine Amphitheatre! Join them Dec 19th - Jan 27th, and experience the magic of the circus in their custom red-and-white circus tent at the Saint Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A S, St Augustine, FL 32080. This is the FB Event for the DEC 2018 dates. See their FB Event listings for their Jan 2019 dates here: https://bit.ly/2y0TcZR This unique, family-oriented traveling circus troupe has been touring the country for four years and was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning! 

    🎩Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the show features a cast of aerialists, acrobats, comedians, juggling, balancing, daredevilry and performers hailing from around the world. The Broadway-style singing and dancing add another level of intrigue to the performance. An interactive pre-show party takes place one hour before show time with opportunities to meet the cast, snap selfies and play games so be sure to come and get your seats early! 

    The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission. Attendees are encouraged to stay after the show to mingle with the performers and take group photos. There are no animals in the show, just lots o...   [Read More]




    New Years Eve Celebrations




     

     

    River & Post's NYE Party: A Marlin & Barrel Masquerade

    WHEN December 31, 2018 | 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Last call will be at 1:45 a.m.

    WHAT The most amazing New Year's Eve party for you and your's to ring in 2019 with music, food, drinks, champagne and fireworks!

    WHERE River & Post's 9th Floor Rooftop Lounge

    TICKET INFORMATION $100 General Admission Ticket All seating is general admission. No reserved tables are available.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED - Champagne midnight toast - Light appetizers from 9:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. made by our award-winning restaurant - Mini swag bag - DJ Vic Micolucci playing all the music to get you moving! - The best view in town to see Jacksonville's NYE fireworks display

    ATTIRE Festive cocktail attire is encouraged as well as a mask (it is a masquerade, after all!)

    You must be 21 years old or older to attend this event. Valid ID is required for admittance.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/845859289119230/?ti=icl

     

     

    River City Brewing Company: #SouthbankNYE

    River City Brewing Company is kicking it up this year with our Sout...   [Read More]




    St. Augustine Holiday Spectacular Show December 8th And 9th




    Join us at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College for a holiday showcase unlike anything St. Augustine has ever seen before!

    December 8th at 7pm December 9th at 2pm

    For more information and tickets please visitStAugustineWinterSpectacular.com

    The St. Augustine Winter Spectacular is a family-friendly, entertaining holiday production written and directed by Stephanie Burkhardt, who is executive artistic director of The Dance Company. The holiday spectacular is the story of a girl who is coming home for the holidays, traveling from New York to St. Augustine. En route she experiences obstacles and meets a variety of people. It’s a story, says Stephanie, about the holidays, but not all about the holidays.

    Filled with a variety of dance styles, characters, and holiday scenes to kick off the season, the show offers an exciting and unique experience for St. Johns County residents and visitors. You can expect high-kick dancers, ballerinas, acrobats, actors, and more amidst dazzling costuming and props. The Dance Company’s elite Performance Ensemble comprises the majority of cast members as well as other dancers and performers who auditioned for roles.

    The Dance Company’s mission is to provide dancer...   [Read More]




    Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies




    Its November and the holidays are on their way. What's also on the way is the tree lighting ceremonies around Jacksonville. Here are a list of the ceremonies coming up this November.

    St. Johns Holiday Spectacular 

    Celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season at the 13th annual St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular on Saturday, November 10. Holiday shoppers, families and visitors are invited to attend the action-packed day of free, family fun and musical performances!

    The annual holiday celebration, sponsored by Toyota, OneBlood, AVL Productions, and 97.9 KISS FM kicks off at 2 p.m. This year visitors will enjoy festivities including oversized games, an interactive hot chocolate station, jugglers, caricature artists, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, a festive photo booth and a silent DJ experience. That’s not all! The holiday fun will continue with great giveaways, costume characters, holiday entertainment and more.

     

    Main stage entertainment begins at 2 p.m. with dynamic holiday performances and a show-stopping finale by headliner, Jesse McCartney. The Main Stage is located in the Town Green in front of Maggiano’s Little Italy on Midtown Parkway.  For Holiday Spect...   [Read More]




    6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street




     

    On Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.,  wear your best costumes and get your fill of candy, coupons, and other promotional goodies from participating businesses.

    Dust off your capes and fangs, bring a friend, the family, or the whole office and partake in the 6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street!

    This is one sweet treat you won't want to miss! #TrickorTreatJax

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    2. Chamblin's Uptown | 215 N. Laura St.   4. Daniel James Salon | 45 W. Bay St. 6. Downtown Vision, Inc. | 214 N. Hogan St.   *Celebrate Halloween in Hemming and enjoy lunch from food trucks, music by DJ Professor Clock, fun and games with myGym, a costume contest, treats and more!  9. Happy Grilled Cheese | 219 N. Hogan St. 11. IberiaBank | 135 W. Bay St. *Stop by the table on the steps to get some sweet treats!  14. Kazu Sushi Burrito | 117 W. Adams St. 16. Main Library | 303 N Laura St.  17. MOCA Jacksonville | 333 N. Laura St. 20. Perdue | 5 W Forsyth St # 100 21. Peterbrooke Chocolatier | 100 W. Bay St.  23. Plata Schott Attorneys & Counselors at L...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Premier Bride Expo 2019




    Happy New Year everybody!!!! Have you gotten engaged over the holidays? Well, have no fear!! This January the Prime Osborn Center will host the first Premier Bride Expo of 2019. 

    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 are four Premier Bride Expos each year; two at the Prime Osborn Center in Jacksonville and two at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine. 

     

    For more information check out their website at www.premierbrideexpo.com ...   [Read More]




    First Wedsenday Art Walk of 2019




    Happy New Year!!!! Be sure to come out to our First Wedensday Art Walk of 2019. 

    Headquarters @ Hemming Park - Enjoy a fashion show by IONE Fashions at 6:30 p.m.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Nani Mana Bracelets, Peskey Design Company, The Bead Bowl, Viktor Lazarev Arts, Matt Corey Paints and BaliLiving86. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Changing Homelessness, Humble Wood Fire Food Truck, Hot Dog Party, Pet Wants, JAX Pack and WellCare Health Plans. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

    Kid Zone - Bring the kids to enjoy a magic show by Cross Roads Magic, activities by My Gym and bounce houses from Backyard Carnival.

    Vagabond Flea @ Hogan St. - Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage + antique sellers, and more on Hogan St.

    ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

    Jacksonville Main Library - Ready to start your resolutions off right? Join local textile artists, check out some of their works and learn a new skill. Plus enjoy live...   [Read More]




    New Year's Eve Celebrations Around Jacksonville




    As 2018 comes to a close and we all get ready to ring in the new year together. Many of us want to get together for one last horrah. These are the places to go for the best parties in Jacksonville for New Year’s Eve. 

    River & Post's NYE Party: A Marlin & Barrel Masquerade

    WHEN: December 31, 2018 | 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Last call will be at 1:45 a.m.

    WHAT: The most amazing New Year's Eve party for you and your's to ring in 2019 with music, food, drinks, champagne and fireworks!

    WHERE: River & Post's 9th Floor Rooftop Lounge

    TICKET INFORMATION

    $100 General Admission Ticket All seating is general admission. No reserved tables are available.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    - Champagne midnight toast

    - Light appetizers from 9:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. made by our award-winning restaurant

    - Mini swag bag

    - DJ Vic Micolucci playing all the music to get you moving!

    - The best view in town to see Jacksonville's NYE fireworks display

    ATTIRE Festive cocktail attire is encouraged as well as a mask (it is a masquerade, after all!) You must be 21 years old or older to attend this event. Valid ID is...   [Read More]




    Riverside Avondale Preservation's 34th Annual Luminaria




    Luminaria is one of Riverside and Avondale’s premier celebrations. The event was established by local volunteers as a way for neighbors to commemorate the season by walking amongst the sidewalk candles to a social event with friends. Over 20,000 candles will be on display throughout the historic district.

    Since its founding in 1974, RAP has been an advocate for active preservation of our neighborhood’s historical assets. The challenge of balancing preservation with progress is an enduring one. When historic buildings are allowed to deteriorate or are torn down, or when our historical street grid is eliminated, a part of our past disappears forever. When that happens, we lose history that helps us know who we are, and we lose opportunities to live and work in the kinds of interesting and attractive surroundings that older buildings provide.

    As a response to this need, the organization’s board and staff work with residents, businesses, the city planning and zoning departments, and like preservation groups in the state to ensure that our history and the traces of our cultural heritage remain intact.

    Riverside Avondale Preservation, Inc. (RAP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance and preserve...   [Read More]




    Spirit of Giving First Wedensday Art Walk




    Headquarters @ Hemming Park - Bring the kids to enjoy the North Pole play area, complete with real snow. Watch the annual Tree Lighting by Council President Aaron Bowman at 6 p.m. And you don’t want to miss performances by the Jacksonville Symphony brass quintet, Scott Jones School of Dance, a poetry reading by Miracle Jones and more. Plus, pick up a pair of 3-D Snowflake glasses and a hot chocolate. While supplies last.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Takeisha Brown, Pandora's Boxes, Stenotab Handmade, The Bead Bowl, Green-Crete, Pen Crafter, Couture Jems, Darian Kirk, Jumping Jackalopes, Viktor Lazarev, Kram Kan Photo, Agave Boutique, Develins, James Allan Art, The Arts Corner, and Scattered Thoughts: My Perspective Will Make You Proud. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: VyStar, AARP, Humble Wood Fire food truck, Jax Pack, One Blood, the City of Jacksonville Neighborhood Services Office and Animal Care and Protective Services. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

    ART AND CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

    The 5 & Dime - View holiday performanc...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    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]




    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]



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