Imported Folio

School Board Sabotage

story by A.G. GANCARSKI Much has been made recently of thebroken air conditioners in Duval County classrooms, with people of a certain age noting that, in their day, sweltering classrooms were the norm. I’m one of them. Went to DuPont, briefly, in eighth and ninth grades. Those overheated rooms had fans. The lessons I learned were not nearly as memorable as the heat: an inescapable broil. People didn’t talk about proper hydration much in those days, and there was air conditioning in portables at that point. That said, no one worried about broken ACs in classrooms. There were none to …

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Legalizing It

story by SHELTON HULL This is part two of last week’s interview with Sally Kent Peebles of Vicente Sederberg, a full-service law firm that specializes in cannabis-related issues.   Shelton Hull: What would you consider your legal specialties? Sally Kent Peebles: I am a cannabis regulatory, corporate and real estate attorney who is licensed to practice in three states: Florida, Colorado and Oregon. I have more than five years of experience in this industry which, compared to many others in the cannabis industry in Florida, makes me a bit of a dinosaur!   Are there other firms dealing with cannabis …

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There’s the Rub

story by CHEF BILL THOMPSON Have y’all noticed yet? Summer is here! Welcome to living a convection oven’s life! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a nicely seasoned, properly tied roast in the middle of preparation, just step outside! Of course, we enjoy the outdoors more than the soon-to-be-my-dinner-roast enjoys its convection oven time. Now that it’s summer, we’re outdoors more, sweating more, running more, swimming more, sun-tanning (sun-burning?) more. Get outside, revel in the Florida temps! (It’s the humidity.) And nothing else smells like summer more than a cookout! The smoky meat-sizzling aroma wafts up and …

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The Big One

HEAVY WATER 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, Fleming Island 12, Cinemark Tinseltown, Regal Avenues 20, fathomevents.com, regular ticket prices story by GEORGIO VALENTINO “I always wanted to challenge death,” declares Woody Brown at the start of Heavy Water, a documentary that premiered at this year’s Newport Beach Film Festival. The aged surfer’s face is weathered from exposure to the elements and creased with experience. He’s been surfing since before Pearl Harbor. “I loved to get just as close to death as I could possibly get, and yet dodge it. That was my thrill in life.” Brown was one of the first …

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Live + Local Music

LiveMusicVenues AMELIA ISLAND, FERNANDINA SALTY PELICAN, 12 N. Front St. Hupp June 12 & 16. Davis Turner, Sweet Sweet June 13. Sam McDonald June 14. Eric Alabiso June 15 & 18. Michele Anders June 16. Josh McGowan June 17 SJ Brewing Co., 463646 S.R. 200, Ste. 13, YuleeHupp, Ray June 15 SLIDERS, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. Tad Jennings June 13. Joe King June 17. King Eddie & Pili Pili every Wed. Mark O’Quinn every Tue. Story & Song Bookstore, 1430 Park Ave. Boo Radley June 15 The SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. John Waters June 14. Davis Turner June 15. …

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