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$mart Women Make Change

//photos by Erynn Dostaler On Thursday, October 23, Junior Achievement (JA) held its 6th annual $mart Women Make Change luncheon at the Florida Blue Conference Center. NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was the keynote speaker for the event, which raised money for JA’s “JA Girl$” program. JA Girl$ helps teenage girls on the First Coast own […]

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Shoe Cam: Wine, Women and Shoes

//photos by Kerry Speckman At the Hyatt Regency Riverfront on October 25, Wine, Women and Shoes ruled. A fashion show, wines, shopping and “Shoe Guys” with must-have footwear on silver platters—in other words, everything a woman could want—were on the menu, with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida.

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TEDxJacksonville

TEDxJacksonville‘s major annual conference was held on Saturday, October 25, at WJCT Studios. Speakers from Jacksonville and far beyond—from local artist Chip Southworth to Vancouver tour guide Ali Butcher—and area musicians including Mama Blue and JJ Grey took the stage during the all-day event. After the conference, a reception took place under the canopy of […]

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Transformations

//photos by Erynn Dostaler The 16th annual Transformations, an event benefiting the Sulzbacher Center, took place October 7 at the Hyatt downtown. This year’s event showcased how education positively impacts the lives of homeless children and adults on the First Coast. A reception with food, drinks and music was followed by a program and dessert […]

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Wines of the World

//photos by Nicole Piper A culinary tour around the world without ever leaving downtown Jacksonville, the third annual Wines of the World was held at the Public Library’s Main Branch rooftop terrace on October 10. Guests enjoyed live music, dancing, and all-they-could-eat and drink samples from the most popular wine regions around the world.

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Florida Forum

Popular star of television and film Michael J. Fox took the stage at the Times-Union Center on October 13 to kick off the 2014-15 Florida Forum speaker series benefiting Wolfson Children’s Hospital. He shared stories from his childhood and how he got his big break in his 40-year acting career when he was chosen to […]

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Northeast Florida Beer Cup 2014

The fourth annual Northeast Florida Beer Cup was held at The Museum and Gardens on Thursday, September 25. More than 150 people attended the craft brewing celebration, which featured beers from six local breweries including Veterans United Craft Brewery, Royal Palm Village Wine and Tapas and Bold City Brewery, food from several area restaurants like […]

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Shoe Cam: Remission Rocks

//photos by Kerry Speckman The Women’s Center of Jacksonville kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in style with Remission Rocks on September 19 at River City Brewing Co., and the Shoe Cam was there to capture all the pink shoes! All proceeds from the event’s drinks, appetizers, silent auction and music from the Sunjammer Band went […]

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Shoe Cam: Women Who Whiskey

Women Who Whiskey, held at Berkman Plaza on Sept. 12, was an introduction to Burlock & Barrel, a One Spark project which hopes to become Jacksonville’s first-ever licensed whiskey distillery. A discussion on Jacksonville’s deep whiskey history and tastings of classic American and Tennessee whiskey made in the tradition of prohibition-era distilling with food pairings […]

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Retrievers, Rescue and Recovery

//photos by Nicole Piper On September 9, GREAT Rescue, a golden retriever rescue organization which has paired over 800 goldens with loving homes, held Retrievers, Rescue and Recovery at Aardwolf Brewery. The event featured a presentation and book signing by Fmr. Cpt. Luis Carlos Montalvan, a wounded veteran whose golden retriever service dog, Tuesday, changed […]

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