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Booming Brooklyn

Brooklyn, a small borough situated between Downtown and Riverside, is quickly becoming the neighborhood to watch. The Fresh Market opened there last year amid the construction of hundreds of sleek-looking apartments. Corner Bakery was the first restaurant to get cooking at Brooklyn Station, then came BurgerFi; now more restaurants are moving in. All slated for fall 2015, the […]

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Next Week in Food

Got a hankering for something new? Here are some tasty food events to tickle your tastebuds in September: The Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival celebrates the dish on which just about every restaurant on the First Coast has its own spin. It’s the unofficial food of the area, like a slice of deep dish pizza in Chicago […]

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Hemming is Humming

You’ve likely seen and heard a lot about Hemming Park recently—the Downtown center space has been rebranded and has seen some recent happenings, like the opening of an outdoor cafe, mainstays like Vagabond Coffee and a kids’ play area. It’s felt a few growing pains as well, of course, like funding setbacks courtesy of the City. But the […]

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One Spark announces 2016 changes

An enhanced experience is in store as the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival prepares for its fourth year. The board of directors of One Spark, along with its key staff leadership, recently announced details of the upcoming festival, which will take place Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Downtown Jacksonville.

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St. Augustine Distillery Gets Into the Rum Biz

The St. Augustine Distillery releases the first in its new “Rum Discovery Series” on Thursday, September 3 in their gift shop, located on Riberia Street in downtown St. Augustine. The Discovery Series is a group of limited release expressions, created during the development of the Distillery’s flagship rum. Each one has been fermented and distilled […]

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Triple Berry Soup Recipe

by Milan McRee, Kitchen Manager at Native Sun Natural Foods Market // photo by Agnes Lopez Ingredients: 1 pint of strawberries 8 oz. of blueberries 8 oz. of blackberries 8 oz. plain Greek yogurt 8 oz. tangerine juice 8 oz. water 4 oz. white wine 1 T. agave nectar Procedure: 1. Combine berries and liquid […]

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Train to Nowhere

// by Ron P. Whittington In the early 1900s, an experiment aimed at finding homes for thousands of homeless children in New York City came to Jacksonville. It was called the Orphan Train Movement and was the brainchild of Charles Loring Brace, a minister and early social worker best known as the representative of nineteenth-century […]

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Pawparazzi Gala

 // photos by Denise Williams On May 28, the Alhambra Theatre and Dining played host to First Coast No More Homeless Pets’ Pawparazzi Gala, an annual fundraiser. The event featured a champagne reception, dinner, a silent auction and a runway fashion show featuring clothes from local boutiques and adorable pets saved by the charity’s Angel Fund.   […]

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Shoe Cam: Mystery Trip Suitcase Party

// photos by Kerry Speckman The Mystery Trip Suitcase Party is an annual event benefiting people living with disabilities in Northeast Florida. The event is held at the Malone AirCharter airplane hangar at Craig Airfield. Those who attend enjoy dinner, music and a live and silent auction featuring exclusive entertainment, dining and travel prizes. The Tom Bush […]

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