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Live + Local Music

LIVE MUSIC VENUESAMELIA ISLAND, FERNANDINASALTY PELICAN, 12 N. Front St. Davis Turner Dec. 4. Shawn Layne Dec. 6. Jimmy Beats Dec. 7. Melissa Joiner Dec. 8. Greg Lyons Dec. 10SJ BREWING COMPANY 463646 S.R. 200, Yulee Jory Lyle Dec. 7THE SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. Hupp Huppmann Dec. 4. Savanna Leigh Bassett Dec. 6. Full Moon Folk Dec. 7STORY AND SONG BOOKSTORE, 1430 Park Ave. Linda Ronstadt Christmas Concert Tribute Dec. 7THE BEACHES(All venues in Jax Beach unless otherwise noted)BLUE JAY LISTENING ROOM, 2457B S. Third St. Snacks Blues Band Dec. 5. Trongone Band Dec. 6. Coles Whalen Dec. 7. …

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Labor of Love

Burlingame20 S. Fifth St.Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 View larger map story by LAURA HAMPTON Characterized by an unusual name, location and beginnings, Burlingame Restaurant has crept onto local residents’ list of favorites throughout the last four years. As with everything at Burlingame, the slow burn into the hearts of Fernandina Beach’s foodies was intentional, according to co-owner Eric Fanelli. “We don’t advertise a lot, because we’re more interested in growing organically. So, people hear about the restaurant from a friend who has been in and knows that they’ll like it,” Eric said. Located in a former home built in Fernandina …

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Doped in America

BACKPAGE EDITORIAL FOLIO WEEKLY welcomes Backpage submissions. They should be 1,200 words or fewer and on a topic of local interest and/or concern. Send your submissions to [email protected] Opinions expressed on the Backpage are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Folio Weekly. story by BIANCA COMBS At fifteen I sat on a bed in my aunt’s house in Las Vegas. It was the summer of 1995. To my right was a window overlooking the construction of the Stratosphere Casino. In front of me was a wall-length, floor-to-ceiling mirrored closet. I stared at the reflection of …

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Worship Me

story by DAVI THE DACHSHUND December is National Cat Lovers’ Month! In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods, and they have not forgotten this. I know a few felines that walk around the neighborhood as if they own the block. Sure, they may be cute, but it’s that air of cool confidence they exude that makes them irresistible. As it turns out, cats are as affectionate as dogs and just as strongly bonded to their humans. If you share a home with a cat, you know how these furry friends can change your life. You likely lavish your feline …

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Reefer Sadness

story by SHELTON HULL The idea that marijuana can induce psychotic breaks and lead directly to murder apparently originates—where else?—here in Florida. You’re about to read the sad story of Victor Licata. Licata, of Ybor City, was 21 years old when he used an axe to brutally murder five sleeping members of his family in 1933. There is no reason to suspect that the youngster had tried marijuana before, let alone developed any debilitating addiction to the drug. But facts were never an impediment to the prohibitionist agenda. Within days, the story had become front-page news fodder nationwide, and it …

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Gentrification in Jacksonville

story by EMILEE LESLIE I remember being embarrassed to say where I grew up, when I went off to college. Yet in a few short years, Jacksonville has become a city under transformation. People are starting to recognize our town by name. We’ve made it onto some notable “up-and-coming” lists. But what about the not-so notable lists, like highest rate of eviction? Combining these feats creates the perfect recipe for gentrification. There is a debate, however, about whether Jacksonville can even get gentrification right, especially when you consider the city’s proclivity for never-ending construction. Regardless, it is a growing topic …

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A Seasoned Competitor

story by SHELTON HULL In politics, as in sports, a fast start is just as important as a strong finish. Donna Deegan nailed the first part, and the rest remains to be seen. After years of gentle prodding by friends and fans, she has finally decided to go all-in on a bid for political office. The official announcement was made November 14, amid a whirlwind round of local media stories that effectively spread the word to all of Northeast Florida in a matter of hours. Deegan’s first day as a political candidate began on the air with Melissa Ross, her …

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