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One Spark Unveils New Plans At EverBank for 2017

One Spark, EverBank Field, Downtown, Jacksonville, Florida, Daily's Place

One Spark Partners with Bold Events, EverBank Field to Transform into Festival of Innovation for 2017 Event One Spark Board Chairman Peter Rummell announced today that a new partnership has been formed between , One Spark Ventures and Bold Events, LLC. At a press conference this morning, Rummell also announced the dates for this year’s event which will take place Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7. To kick off One Spark and highlight the enhanced entertainment elements of this year’s festival, a concert hosted by Bold Events (Act TBD) will take place at the new on Thursday, Oct. 5, …

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ArtRepublic Announces Official 2017 Dates & Technology Partner

ArtRepublic, the non-profit organization that aggressively put together a 4 day mural expo last year is back for a twelve day event from November 1 – 12, 2017. ArtRepublic has established an intentional system for infusing art and culture to elevate and inspire communities that can be implemented globally.  This system consists of adhering to a standard of excellence in all curation, developing featured artists, thoughtful collaborations with the academic art world and brands and creating a cultural atmosphere that nurtures growth amongst high performing individuals. The organization has partnered with Has their returning Title Sponsor. This year will bring …

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Dog Wash At Native Sun Benefits First Coast No More Homeless Pets

The local retailer will host its Fifth Annual Charity Dog Wash to benefit First Coast No More Homeless Pets. The dog wash will be held at all three Native Sun locations from noon-2 p.m. June 17. Jacksonville dog owners are invited to bring their dogs for a bath, with all proceeds going directly to . Native Sun team members and volunteers from First Coast No More Homeless Pets will be soaping up the dogs with all natural shampoo courtesy of Ark Naturals. Local pet vendors, including Jacksonville’s own Pawfection, will offer samples at the event, and Native Sun will give …

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Behind the Stick: Negroni Week in Jacksonville, June 5-11

The Classic Negroni, photo courtesy of Campari

Welcome back behind the stick. This month we’re talking all things negroni. Are you familiar with the negroni cocktail, friends? With only three ingredients, it’s easy to make and hard to mess up. The negroni is comprised of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. The most classic ratio is equal parts of all three ingredients, but bartenders will vary the proportions based on individual taste. I prefer a less sweet combination and tend to add a touch more gin and Campari and a bit less sweet vermouth. In 1947, Orson Welles described the negroni as such: “The bitters are excellent for …

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Native Sun & Montessori Tides School Bring Food to USO Families

“Community service is one of our most enjoyable activities, and we were able to give back to our community because of support from our Montessori Tides School families and Native Sun.” Local grocer hosted Montessori Tides School’s elementary students on December 13th, 2016 for their 15th annual shopping event benefitting the USO. Twenty 3rd through 6th grade students planned and shopped the aisles for meals to feed over 140 families at our local USO Mayport Center. As the students arrived at the Native Sun Baymeadows Road location, they had shopping lists in hand. Having raised a sum of almost $1,300 …

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On the River: Making use of river waste

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper There’s nothing like a hurricane to demonstrate that our creeks, rivers and ocean suffer significantly from our waste. Whether it is litter, debris or just items from our back yard, if it wasn’t tied down or tightly secured, it may have ended up in the river. While Hurricane Matthew was an extreme example of this regular phenomenon, it happens during even normal rainfall events. Our creeks, especially in our urban neighborhoods, continue to be depositories for everything that can be carried by wind or water from yards, driveways, and roads. The young …

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CONTEST: Win tickets to Moon Over the Market on Nov 10

Moon Over the Market, GastroJax, FRLA, Jacksonville Farmers Market

Moon Over the Market is a tasting event brought to you by GastroJax, and the First Coast Chapter of FRLA, featuring the iconic Jacksonville Farmers Market. Included in your ticket price will be tastes from local food providers, an adult beverage, and samples from the next generation of chefs as they are mentored in a competition using food from the market. Market guides will be on hand to tell you about the history of the market as you walk through! High School ProStart Culinary Students will be cooking with mentorship from local chefs such as , reigning champion of the …

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Jaycees Trail of Terror: Generations of Jacksonville Screams

There’s nothing quite like gathering a group of family or friends together on a spooky Halloween outing. Catching the look on Grandpa’s face when Chainsaw Charlie grinds gruesome is priceless. For over 45 years, the scare-masters at the Jaycees have delighted young and old alike. The city’s oldest haunted attraction is scaring up some family frights with the Trail of Terror. Hosted on by the Jacksonville Jaycees, the Trail of Terror is a haunted trail located near the on the grounds of Paintball Adventures on 11850 Camden Road. Created in 1970, the attraction was originally called the Hall of Terror …

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Friday night happening at The Arc Jacksonville

Ask anyone who attends Club Arc, and you’ll quickly find it’s a regular Friday night happening at The Arc Jacksonville. “I get excited about it every week!” said Eric W., a faithful Club Arc attendee who enjoys dancing and playing Bingo with friends at Club Arc. Club Arc is open every Friday in two locations, at 4401 Wesconnett Boulevard on the Westside and at the new Arc Jacksonville Village off Hodges Boulevard. Club Arc is for adults 18 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  It provides a social environment perfect for fun activities and an exciting place to …

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Love Feast

Love Feast, Vicarious, Pulse Orlando, Central Florida Foundation, Skyy Vodka, Love Feast

Secret Pop-Up Food Fair to Benefit Better Together Fund in Response to Orlando Tragedy has a thing for secret locations. For the past few years, she’s hosted lavish dinner parties featuring notable chefs in exotic locations ranging from abandoned buildings to wildlife preserves to cemeteries under brand. Building off the success of these events, she’s formed , an event-planning company that focuses on creating unique culinary and cultural experiences. In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, Cari has joined forces with local philanthropist to produce Love Feast, a fundraising event benefiting the Better Together Fund. “We were looking for …

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