Creator Registration Opens for One Spark 2014

Creator registration kicked off for One Spark 2014 on Sunday, December 1, 2013 with 75 creator projects registered in the first 48 hours, a 142% increase over the same time period last year. One Spark’s website also saw a 438% increase in traffic compared to the same time period last year. One Spark 2014 is on pace to attract well over 500 projects seeking resources to make their ideas a reality from around the world. Creator registration for One Spark 2014 began December 1, 2013 and ends January 31, 2014. Interested creators can get more information and register at …

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Community Bicycle Couriers

Community Couriers, Ben Wilson

For all you folks with a busy lifestyle, there’s a new, sustainable way to get your groceries (and take-out). It’s called Community Couriers, and it serves Downtown, Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Springfield, San Marco and Murray Hill. Community Couriers is the brainchild of Benjamin Wilson. He’s a longtime resident of Riverside (since 1973) and a graduate of UNF. Before embarking on this endeavor, he worked for 12 years at a national grocery store chain. All deliveries are made on bicycle, so far by Wilson himself. Bicycling is something he loves, which he discovered while commuting by bike to work every day. …

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Uber is chic and it’s in Jacksonville!

Uber Jacksonville Transportation

What do the many communities in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific have in common with Jacksonville? Uber! If you’ve done any traveling to big cities around the world, the transportation buzz is to tap the app and order UBER – and you can now order up a private car via your Smartphone right here in Jacksonville!  is a technology company that allows you to order personal transportation to your destination that provides an enjoyable, stylish, efficient and reliable car experience. In November, Jacksonville became the first city in Florida to launch the global Uber system. …

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Seniors On A Mission

Seniors on a Mission

Ever wonder how in the world all those giveaways get wrapped or put into bags or boxes for distribution to the public at special events? Those events include the tens of thousands of bags for participants of  coordinated events, such as the , ,  and . Then, of course, there are events sponsored by the , , , ,  and . And, don’t forget the , , , , , and  – and this is just part of a long list of non-profit organizations served by a dedicated and very willing group of seniors, known as the Senior Saints, all …

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CALL FOR ARTISTS Ritz Theatre and Museum presents Through Our Eyes 2014

Ritz Theatre and Museum presents Through Our Eyes 2014 Jacksonville area African American artists are invited to submit applications for the exhibition. “Call and Response: Illuminating God’s Trombones” February 13, 2014 through July 31, 2014 Artists will create original works inspired by James Weldon Johnson’s 1927 volume of poetry, God’s Trombones, Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. Written by Jacksonville’s “Poet Laureate”, James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones celebrates the eloquence, earthiness and passion of African American preachers. Their unique and often dramatic delivery of inspirational messages to the congregation combined vivid imagery, spiritual references and worldly applications. The theme of this …

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Jacksonville Farmers Market Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Florida’s growing season isn’t like any other state, and the Jacksonville Farmers Market isn’t like any other market. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, the Jacksonville Farmers Market is Florida’s oldest farmers market. It is located at 1810 West Beaver Street, just beyond the downtown urban core and north of Riverside/Avondale. Beaver Street, as it is affectionately called by those that visit the market regularly, is open from pre-dawn to dusk 365 days a year. That means you aren’t restricted to one day a week for operation. Shoppers can get produce and farm goods anytime this sun is out and …

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Cheers to 10 Years at Art Walk

Hemming Plaza Downtown Art Walk 10 years by Daniel Goncalves

The First Wednesday Art Walk is celebrating 10 years of art and culture on Wednesday, November 6. Celebrate with Downtown Vision, Inc. at a Laura St. block party, located adjacent to , with an Art Walk retrospective, announcements for the years to come, special performances, an art unveiling, raffle and more, culminating in a champagne toast to say “Cheers to 10 years!” Retrospective and announcements begin at 6:15 pm. Enjoy participatory art installations, live music and artwork in Hemming Plaza and throughout the Downtown galleries, restaurants, cultural venues and businesses. “Starting with just eight venues and a couple hundred participants …

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scribble in stetson kennedy

“I ain’t the world’s best writer, ain’t the world’s best speller, but when I believe in somethin’ I’m the loudest yeller. If we fix it so we can’t make no money off war, well then we’ll all forget what we was killin’ folks for.. this made the man for me.” wrote these lyrics when Stetson Kennedy decided to run for public office in 1950 on a “Total Equality” ticket. You may remember Woody Guthrie from such classics as ‘This Land Is Your Land’ and myriad other folk songs from the 30s through the 50s. He wrote this particular lyric when …

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