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Bricks & Bouqs

Bouqs: To the National Park Service for awarding The St. Johns Cultural Council a $750,000 grant to continue the restoration of the Cultural Arts Center at the St. Augustine Beach Hotel. In 2022, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its national significance as the location of wade-ins protesting segregated beaches in June of 1964. These wade-ins, and the press coverage they received, are widely credited with influencing the passage of the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964. To the St. Johns County Commissioners and Administration, The Friends of Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and …

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Ride in Style With the St. Johns River Taxi

  Words and Photos by Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri   Some tend to forget that Jacksonville is not all beaches; it’s also home to beautiful rivers. And they also seem to forget that car rides, buses and Skyways aren’t the only modes of transportation in this bold city. Established in 1987, the St. Johns River Taxi ferried passengers across the St. Johns River between the Northbank and Southbank of Downtown Jacksonville. However, now it is more than just a mode of getting from point A to point B — it is a vibrant party cruise.    “Water Taxi service …

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Dear Jacksonville, 

  Words and Photos by Amiyah Golden Dear Jacksonville,  It’s time you and I had a serious conversation. Now you know I love you… I am one of your number one defenders, especially when people try to tarnish your name. They call you boring, unwelcoming, discouraging and more. I shut down the complaints, but honestly, I’m running out of ammunition. What else can I say to avert the naysayers?  I send the events you host. I repost them on my socials (even Facebook), and I direct   to the fun, but it seems like the proceedings are starting to trickle. …

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In the Name of Love

  By Amy Love, Matchmaker for Honey & Flame Matchmaking Question: I am a woman who is only attracted to men who make more money than I do. (I make six figures.) The last guy I dated lied and told me he was a high earner. When we broke up because we just were not compatible, he told me that I was a shallow person for only letting money be in the love equation. Am I wrong about this? I don’t feel shallow, I just think that I might end up resentful if a mate doesn’t have the same drive …

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Snaccident: Doughnuts and Tater Tots

 Words by Ernest Matthews A snack is generally described as a small food item eaten in between meals, but in the modern age we have turned it into a lifestyle. From boba tea to girl dinner, many people have shifted from eating major meals to simply snacking all day. This has led to a slang term that I personally love to use: “snaccident,” which is when a person starts eating with the intention of having a small amount but may lose control and it turns into a much larger meal. The main example of this would be intending to eat …

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Divorce Culture 

Words and Photos by Amiyah Golden   Some things are just destined to be together: peanut butter and jelly, ranch on pizza, J Lo and Ben Affleck (depending on who you ask, of course) and Jacksonville band, Divorce Culture, an alternative-rock ensemble composed of Fleming Island natives Tyler, Brian, Jeremy and Brysen. Despite the irony of the name, the unification of Divorce Culture has produced a sound that fuses together to create a euphonious harmony.    High school hallways served as the initial mediator between Tyler and Brian who belonged to their individual factions at school with Tyler in chorus …

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May Film Reviews — Civil War & Abigail

Civil War A near-future United States is engulfed in a civil war after an authoritarian president begins a third term in office in this dystopian cautionary tale from writer-director Alex Garland. “Civil War” focuses on a small team of reporters — composed of a renowned war photographer Lee Smith (Kirsten Dunst), her journalist colleague Joel (Wagner Moura), her mentor Sammy (Stephen McKinley Henderson) and Jessie (Cailee Spaeny) an aspiring photojournalist who idolizes Lee — journeying across the war-torn states to follow a lead that promises the chance at an interview with the tyrannical president (Nick Offerman) before the Western Forces …

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Bite by Bite

Arlington  Cliff’s Bar & Grill cliffsbarandgrill.com   Fancy Sushi & Grill Japanese Restaurant fancysushiandgrill.com   Grinders American Diner grindersamdiner.com    La Palmerita orderlapalmerita.com   Rice + Noodles Korean Restaurant riceandnoodles.net   Seven Wonders Restaurant 7wondersbakery.com   Southern Coast Seafood southerncoastseafood.com   Tabouleh Cafe Taboulehcafe.com   Beaches ABBQ  abbqmeatdrink.com   Anejo anejococinamexicana.com   Angie’s Subs facebook.com/angiessubs   Aqua Grill aquagrill.net   Azurea at One Ocean azurearestaurant.com   Barbara Jean’s on the Water barbarajeansonthewater.com   Caffe Andiamo caffeandiamo.com   Cantina Louie cantinalouie.com   Coop 303 coop303.com   Engine 15 Brewing Company  engine15.com   European Street Cafe europeanstreet.com   The Fish Company Restaurant …

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May Digi Horoscopes

Words by Ambar Ramirez & Carmen Macri   Aries This April, Aries, you’re feeling a surge of energy and confidence. Use this momentum to tackle those projects you’ve been putting off. Your assertiveness will help you overcome any obstacles that come your way. Just remember to take some time for self-care too.   Taurus The cosmos has lined up an all-you-can-eat buffet of opportunities this month, Taurus. Your bull-headed determination will be your secret sauce for success, so trust your instincts and charge ahead fearlessly. But remember to take a moment to sniff the flowers along the way. Romance may …

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New Music May

May 3 Dua Lipa Pop princess Dua Lipa is releasing her third studio album, “Radical Optimism” this month! Best known for her hit songs such as, “Houdini”, “Physical” and “Levitating,” the singer is adding to her catalog with her latest 11-track project.  “Houdini” is listed as a featured song on the album, along with the early release of her single, “Ilusion.”  Charlotte Day Wilson The criminally underrated Canadian singer and songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson has announced her new album “Cyan Blue.” My discovery of her was through many collaborations with some of my favorite artists including Kaytranada, Daniel Caesar, Snoh …

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