Alexandra McClain

Friday night happening at The Arc Jacksonville

Ask anyone who attends Club Arc, and you’ll quickly find it’s a regular Friday night happening at The Arc Jacksonville. “I get excited about it every week!” said Eric W., a faithful Club Arc attendee who enjoys dancing and playing Bingo with friends at Club Arc. Club Arc is open every Friday in two locations, at 4401 Wesconnett Boulevard on the Westside and at the new Arc Jacksonville Village off Hodges Boulevard. Club Arc is for adults 18 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  It provides a social environment perfect for fun activities and an exciting place to …

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Al Pete: 10 years of Hip-Hop

“I was scared as hell,” says  about his first DJ gig at a wedding. Prior to the wedding, he’d won $1,000 on the Doug Banks morning show and used the money to purchase basic Disc Jockey equipment. He then used that same equipment to DJ the wedding gig. Looking back, Al describes his first gig as very basic. “I don’t even know how I got the call,” he says. “All I know is I played some music and in a few hours I’d made 250 bucks.” And just like that, it seemed the doors began to open for Pete, as …

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