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Ariel Rademeyer Sunrises, sunsets, sunglasses, beautifully warm beaming sun rays, and tanning while completely slathered in sunscreen depict the ideal Summer vacation. After the most dreaded time for high school students, Junior year, we finally have begun approaching the end. With summer break right around the corner, this presents upcoming Seniors with the perfect opportunity for daily ritual beach trips and time for rising Seniors to begin considering the realities of this college application season.  While the highly anxiety-inducing sentiment of applying to a college may appear quite intimidating, the process, if pragmatically planned and thought out, is not as …

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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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Black History Matters: Mural Project Brings Awareness to Jacksonville’s Historic Eastside

HOPE & HISTORY MURAL

This article was originally published April 5, 2018 THE HOPE & HISTORY MURAL PROJECT DEBUTS AT PUBLIC ART WEEK Public Art Week, an annual event hosted by the , is an opportunity for the city to celebrate local art and to reassert the ‘public’ aspect of public art. Not only a moment to celebrate Jacksonville’s arts scene, it also invites locals to be a part of it–and not just by passive appreciation. ‘The Hope and History Mural Project,’ an initiative by the University of North Florida’s Center for Urban Education and Policy (CUEP), embodies this spirit, as a fusion of …

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Scholastics Awards Awake Joy in Student Creative Imagination

Scholastics Award entry, Skeletons in the Closet

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.” – Albert Einstein Imagination. Say it out loud. Imagination! Even just the phonetic makeup of the word itself is somewhat magical sounding, isn’t it? Einstein, who is known for his findings in math and science and physics and all things brainy, valued the power of imagination above the security of knowledge. He said that he never actually thought in logical symbols or mathematical equations, but in images, feelings, and even musical architectures. He has been …

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2020 Jacksonville Television, Digital Media & Music Forum

2020 Jacksonville TV & Music Forum

The Jacksonville Film & Television Office is hosting the Jacksonville Television, Digital Media & Music Forum on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium (303 N. Laura St. – 32202.) This free event includes the following panels of television and music industry professionals: • A Producer’s Journey: MTV’s SIESTA KEY: from Sizzle Reel to Worldwide Television Sensation • Movies, Entertainment and Music: Secrets to Getting Your Music Produced and on the Radio • Music Scoring and Licensing Panelists include: • Warren Skeels, an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker; Creator, Executive Producer and Director of MTV’s ‘SIESTA …

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The Toxic Avenger: St. Johns Riverkeeper and Players by the Sea Theatre Team Up for a Musical

The Toxic Avenger: St. Johns Riverkeeper and Players by the Sea Theatre Team Up for a Musical

The Toxic Avenger opens Friday October 25 on the Studio Stage at and runs through November 10. In partnership with the , the story follows an unlikely superhero who sets off on a mission to save New Jersey, end global warming and charm the town’s blind librarian.  If it sounds like an unconventional musical, it is. But the show’s message, clever one-liners and interesting character choices all point to the effects of pollution on the environment. It’s also the perfect show for Halloween. Melvin Ferd The Third is an Earth Science enthusiast, setting out to rescue New Jersey from the …

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Documentary Honoring a Generous Supporter: The Legacy of Joseph A. Strasser

Joseph A. Strasser

For , life is a numbers game. The successful financier and philanthropist budgeted many years of his life to building a career in finance and public administration. He’s now the subject of a 13-minute documentary that details and preserves the legacy of an unusual life well-lived. Directed by Ana Paula Habib and Isaac Brown, “The Legacy of Joseph A. Strasser” recounts his story, beginning with his escape from the Holocaust and immigration to the United States as a small child. The film will be screened October 24 at the . The event will honor his life, surviving the hardship of …

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Yellow House Gallery on a Random Friday: Mission and Meaning in Riverside

Hope McMath, yellow house

Yellow House: Friday Night at Hope McMath’s extraordinary space I think people will look back at this era and remember as one of its most extraordinary and interesting figures. Like Bobi Johnson McGinnis or Blair Woolverton. One of the women who create an envelope of head space for other people to think and consider and refill the complex pools of their inner lives with something besides still water. They will follow her career and think ‘what a journey she made’ and marvel a little at the woman, the place, the time. I had dropped by earlier in the afternoon. I’ve …

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Legacy of Lynchings exhibit at MOSH unlocks Jacksonville’s hidden racial history

Legacy of Lynchings exhibit at MOSH unlocks Jacksonville's hidden racial history

The Equal Justice Initiative and Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project Brings Legacy of Lynchings to Jacksonville Knowledge is the key to understanding. The , in partnership with the Jacksonville Remembrance Project, unlocks the city’s often hidden racial history in a compelling new exhibit. Legacy of Lynchings opens Aug. 24 and will run through December. The exhibit’s opening date coincides with the 96th anniversary of the murder of benjamin Hart, a black man who was shot and his body dumped in a ditch along Kings Road. “Racial terror lynchings were not about the guilt or innocence of the person murdered,” notes MOSH’s Curator …

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Creative Community Building at the Beaches: Atlantic Pottery Supply

Atlantic Pottery Supply, Tim Bullard, Creative Community Building at the Beaches: Atlantic Pottery Supply

Jacksonville’s growing art scene isn’t only taking place downtown. While Art Walks and exhibition openings ‘across the ditch’ may often steal the limelight, there is an up and coming art scene at the beaches that is on the verge of erupting in the best way and all of us are invited to take part.  Speaking as an native, I remember taking pottery classes in during high school and attending figure drawing meetups in at this adorable artists’ co-op on the corner near Lynch’s. These creative collectives fueled me as a young artist and provided an environment for learning, growing, bonding, …

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