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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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Groove at the Zoo

  The third installment of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ Groove at the Zoo concert series featuring the band Savannah Jack took place Friday, August 29.  More than 400 attendees viewed select animal exhibits and enjoyed drinks from a cash bar and food from Super Food and Sonny’s food trucks. A face-painting station and bounce […]

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An Evening of Promise

//photos by Nicole Piper On Friday, August 15, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens hosted the second annual An Evening of Promise. 350 guests, including physicians, board members and senior management of Nemours, as well as local business and community leaders enjoyed an evening of music, cocktails and cuisine benefiting the Endowment for Childhood […]

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Shoe Cam: Feel tha Flashback

//photos by Kerry Speckman “What a fun party!” That was Kerry’s e-mail to me after she took the Shoe Cam to Feel Tha Flashback, an ’80s-themed event which benefited the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN). The party was held at The Museum on Friday, August 15 at 8 PM and included drinks, dancing, […]

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Pawparazzi Gala

The Pawparazzi Gala, benefiting First Coast No More Homeless Pets, took place July 28 at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining. Guests enjoyed an elegant dinner and champagne reception, a silent auction and a live runway fashion show featuring rescued pets. All proceeds go to life-saving programs including a combination of aggressive spay/neuter efforts, adoption initiatives and […]

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