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Brickbats + Bouquets Wednesday, April 29
04.29.15 | The WINs and FAILs of the Week
EMBARK Wednesday, April 29
I stepped onto the deck of the Jacksonville Water Taxi feeling right proud of my deft maneuvering when a loud, “Welcome Aboard!” stopped me. It came from a fellow slouched in the first seat, who greeted me with a big goofy grin and bright eyes shaded in oversized sunglasses. I figured him to be just another passenger; he didn’t quite have that nautical snap. Multiple strands of Mardi Gras beads dangled around his neck, partially covering the logo of a white Jacksonville Arena T-shirt, at least four sizes too big for him. On his head he’d fixed a Jacksonville Suns ball cap in primary sunny yellow, turned backwards. If we went down, I don’t think he’d be much help. He moved with the staccato push-pull of someone with cerebral palsy; the fingers of his hands were twisted permanently into his palms, like he was holding a rope.
Florida Department of Education's new testing site had a disastrous rollout. Time for Gov. Scott to act
CURRY-B YOUR ENTHUSIASM Wednesday, May 6
Other than party insiders, most who follow politics met Mayor Brown’s big HRO announcement with an appropriate proverbial shrug. The mayor’s move to solicit a study — to be …
A man called out, “Mark,” and Jacksonville’s Ambassador of Fun turned toward the sound of his name.
APP-OCALYPSE Wednesday, April 15
WHY DOESN'T ANYONE VOTE AT ONE SPARK?
Local promoter, musician, and all-around Renaissance man JASON LEWIS takes the long run approach to making a scene
Where the Beers Are Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Take a tour of Northeast Florida’s microbreweries
Light It Up Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Meet a few of the many One Spark creators, then make your plans to see them all
TEBOW TIME (AGAIN) Wednesday, April 29
Tim Tebow signed with his fourth NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles, last week. Unlike the three previous acquisitions of the former Heisman Trophy winner, this latest signing was met with somewhat less enthusiasm in Jacksonville.