Casey Alixandra

The Need for Speed

Live out your childhood Hot Wheels fantasies with the North Florida Go Karting Club. The need for speed can be found beyond video games and television here in Jacksonville.  Not intended to be a secret, Jacksonville has a 0.5-mile asphalt go-kart racing track with a 1,000-ft straightaway. Free and open to the public 7 to 7 every day, the North Florida Kart Club hosts regional and national races each year on the grounds.  “It’s true to racing, it’s go as fast as you want, but there’s definitely rules,” said the North Florida Kart Club’s secretary treasurer, Rob Hindery.   When …

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Family Portrait

The family behind FotoTechnika has never lost focus on their passion: film. Life has a funny way of showing people clues to their possible futures. Call it destiny, fate or just coincidence, one’s life calling will make itself known to a person at some point. Some people are born knowing what it is, others will miss the clues throughout their lives and won’t grasp their destiny until later in life.  For the owners of FotoTechnika, life always left breadcrumbs to help them find their destiny. John Howard, who owns FotoTechnika with his wife Saundra, was given a clue about his …

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Breaking out of the Shadows

Go inside one of Jacksonville’s underground breakdancing clubs.  In the break dancing community there are different titles one can call themselves. A breaker, a B-boy, a B-girl or the most familiar term, a break-dancer. Whatever someone’s chosen title is, they all share the same passion. Here in Jacksonville, the local breakers want this feeling to be shared. What started out as private gatherings, now they bring their mats to areas that will welcome them.  “We like to spread the love. We want everybody to have a chance to see breaking. We want everybody to have a chance to gain the …

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