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2015 Jacksonville Magazine Fiction Contest

This spring, the Cultural Council of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Magazine host an inaugural fiction writing contest open to all writers living in Northeast Florida. The contest features two categories—short story and poetry. The contest officially opens May 1, 2015. Stories and poems may be submitted for consideration for a three-month period of time ending July […]

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Moon Over Matanzas

// photos by Denise Williams The Moon Over Matanzas Soiree was an evening of authentic Spanish food, wine, and live music on El Galeon, an authentic replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon, on May 3. Guests enjoyed the view of the full moon on the water while they dined and danced on the deck of […]

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Shoe Cam: THE PLAYERS Wives’ Luncheon

The second annual PLAYERS Championship’s wives invitation-only lunch and trunk show was hosted by Underwood jewelers and Dao Fournier on May 6. The event benefitted the PGA TOUR Wives Association, a non-profit organized to render support and provide assistance to needy children and their families through the means of charitable events. The Tom Bush MINI Shoe Cam […]

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Shoe Cam: Fancy Pants Party

// photos by Kerry Speckman The official afterparty of THE PLAYERS Championship, The Fancy Pants Party, took place on May 9 at The Lot at TPC Sawgrass. Catering by Jaxon Social, a full bar, music by Space Capone and a “best fancy pants” contest were the highlights of the evening. All proceeds went to First […]

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Shoe Cam: Bark After Dark

// by Brittany M. Wright On May 2, Clay Humane held its 13th annual Bark After Dark bachelor auction. The Vegas-themed event was hosted on the beautiful grounds of the Winterbourne Inn of Orange Park, overlooking the St. John’s River. Bark After Dark serves as a fundraiser for Clay Humane, a non-profit veterinary clinic and […]

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Laird: CPhace gallery opening

// photos by Erynn Dostaler Over 300 people attended the opening of CPhace, an exhibit of manipulated photography by Laird, which opened at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach on April 24. Patrons viewed original work while enjoying the soulful sounds of musician Ajamu. Appetizers were provided by Ruth’s Chris Ponte Vedra Beach. 40% of […]

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Wine, Women and a Shoe Cam

// photos by Brittany Wright and Jocelyn Tolbert On April 24, the LBA Group held its executive women’s networking event, Wine, Women and Shoes (affectionately referred to as Wine, Women and a Shoe Cam) at Sweet Pete’s. Attendees were asked to bring shoes and purses to donate to the Hubbard House charity, and a giveaway of […]

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ExZOOberation

On April 11, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens held its 20th annual ExZOOberation, raising funds for the care and feeding of our animals and plants, educational programs, and conservation initiatives. Drinks, dinner, a silent and live auction (in which attendees had the chance to bid on the rights to name the Zoo’s new baby gorilla, among […]

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Sheriff’s Round-Up

//photos by Nicole Piper The Sheriff’s Round-Up is an annual fundraiser for the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville (PAL) and a stompin’ good time. The event, held at Deerwood Country Club on March 28, featured live entertainment, Texas Hold’Em and Blackjack, auctions and more. The proceeds raised from this event go toward the education, athletic, leadership and mentoring programs PAL provides to […]

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