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In This Climate?! Developing Dunes? Na. Erasing Culture? Na.

Joseph Guiffre It is a rare thing when the opportunity for environmental conservation, cultural protection, and historical preservation meet in one place. On the uniquely untouched southern end of Amelia Island there exists just such a spot. Among the wind whipped sand and in the embrace of the dense trees of a maritime hammock, lies the crossroads of some of the most prominent names in American and Floridian history; American Beach. The center of American Beach is towered over by Big NaNa dune and Little NaNa dune; a system of sand and plants that together make up the tallest sand …

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Cardona Direct Primary Care

It’s no secret that the United States Healthcare System is broken.  Despite the U.S. spending much more on healthcare than other high-income nations, the U.S. still scores poorly on health measurements like life expectancy, suicide rates and preventable hospital admissions, according to Harvard Health. The average cost of health insurance for an individual is a steep $450 a month and with less than 50% of businesses around the US providing healthcare to employees, many people are left to pull cash out of their own pockets, or worse, go without health insurance. Direct Primary Care is a more affordable option for …

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Things Folio Staff Consumed

What our staff listened to and watched during our deadline week: Exodus album by Bob Marley & The Wailers February 6th was Bob Marley’s birthday so I shamelessly indulged in my favorite album of his, Exodus. When I say indulged I mean running a bath, sparking a joint, and hitting repeat on the intro track “Natural Mystic” and listening carefully. This particular song is heavy. Whether or not you believe in the trumpets of Judgment Day, the statements made in the track are true; “Many more will have to suffer / Many more will have to die”, “Things are not …

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Remembering Bob Marley

Rain Henderson Bob Marley is one of the most well-known names in music history and has been covered by artists of all genres: Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Sublime, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Nina Simone and many others. If you don’t know much about Marley, you’re sure to have seen his face printed on shirts at almost any crappy head shop or heard his most popular songs setting the vibe at some tiki-inspired bar you sipped a piña colada at. Sadly, capitalism has exploited Marley and turned him and his music into a vacation theme song and a  “yeah, I smoke herb” …

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Hello Mr. joe

Jay Mafela For National Ukulele Month, we decided to recognize Mr. Joe, a resident of Jacksonville with a small guitar-like instrument and a big passion for performing. He jumps around, rides on his bike, tells stories to children and makes YouTube videos about all the adventures he goes on. Joe Gaskin, better known by his stage name “Mr. Joe,” is a librarian at the Jacksonville Public Library with a master’s in library studies from FSU. The 36 year old started working at Willowbranch Library in Riverside but now travels around town with his stories as part of the library—and his …

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Hot Breakky

Tulua Bistro Review Omar Aftab Upon entering Tulua Bistro, a small brunch restaurant on Third Street in Jacksonville Beach, you’re immediately greeted by a theme of blue, white and gray, instantly evoking beach vibes. All around are potted plants, ranging from vines to small palm trees, and several large art pieces of cultural and political icons such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., amongst large, bright and colorful flowers. The spot, through aesthetics alone, tells you exactly how it wants you to feel: it’s a slow, late morning with nowhere to be and nothing to do but enjoy the …

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april, 2022

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