Lifestyle

Natedoesfood: HOBNOB, One of the best brunch spots in Jacksonville

HOBNOB Food+Social Exchange, HobnobJax, Photo by Kristen Penoyer, Natedoesfood, #nomnomjax, #eatupjax, nomnomjax, #natedoesfood, brooklyn

Join me for a 5-Course brunch at one of the best brunch spots in Jacksonville: .  I created a mix of some of their best items and added beef and pork lumpia. You don’t want to miss this one! WHEN: Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT) WHERE: HOBNOB – 220 Riverside Avenue #110, Jacksonville, FL 32202 TICKETS: $34.99 (Purchase Tickets)

Read More »

Teaching Nature – Tree Hill hosts over 10,000 students annually

Tree Hill Nature Center, Old Arlington, Jacksonville, FL, photo by Fran Ruchalski

Nearly every weekday during the school year brings a field trip to . As a Duval County School District partner, Tree Hill’s educators provide 3rd grade students with an unforgettable experience. Students arrive in the morning, many with no idea that Tree Hill existed or what is in store for them during their trip. They settle into the amphitheater where they are treated to the Animal Encounter program. Preserving native species and their habits is an essential part of the work done at Tree Hill, and the Animal Encounter is no exception. Most mornings, students are introduced to three native …

Read More »

Gathering Cons: An Unconventional Idea

Passions drive us to seek out the amazing, the unknown, and the fantastic. For collectors of the finer things in life, there are few greater ambitions than discovering what is curious and exciting. A fan is deeply passionate, even to the extent that they wish to demonstrate this affection to others. It is when fans gather together that something very unique takes place, namely a convention, or a Con for short. These conventions are organized events that act as outlets for expression and gathering points for fans to connect to each other. They are massive social points where new treasures …

Read More »

LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience

The framework for the art showing at the ’s exhibition , left a lot of room for expression, giving artists the words and melody of the song ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing’ as an inspiration. Director says that they asked the artists to “marry the message in that song with who you are, and how you are looking at our contemporary situation, around race, around equity, around inclusion, around brutality and hope.” “marry the message in that song with who you are, and how you are looking at our contemporary situation, around race, around equity, around inclusion, around brutality and …

Read More »

It’s a River Ruckus

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper A Free Family Festival celebrating the St. Johns River August 27, 10am to 4pm at the Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave. The St. Johns River has been dealt some major blows over the past year. Algae blooms continue to anger residents that have been voicing concerns and seeking solutions for decades. The decision to allow higher concentrations of carcinogens in our water by the state has also been met with outrage. The dismal amount of Amendment 1 funding that has gone into conservation land acquisition has left citizens feeling like no …

Read More »

Shining a Light on Salvage at Eco Relics

More than fifteen years ago, Robert and Mary purchased an old lamp base in a Williamsburg, Virginia, antique store. To the untrained eye it might have looked like a candidate for the trash can. The electric components were shot, the shade was missing, and the metal base was tarnished and corroding. But Robert and Mary recognized something in the lamp base’s stately deco lines and rich ornamentation. They resolved to recapture the elegant grandeur hiding beneath the surface. Timing is an unpredictable art. For the salvager, having the right parts at the right time is not so much a matter …

Read More »

Fan Lexicon – Fun for All & All for Fun

Information: fanlexicon.com or (904) 880-4281   Tickets: fanlexicon.com, $10-$80 When: August 20 and 21, 2016 Where: Lexington Hotel and Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk – 1515 Prudential Drive Acceptance, relaxation and socialization make conventions sound like a trip to the beach. Honestly, to a degree they are, minus all of the sand. There is a joy to collecting and a natural glow from admiring fans that is just as bright as sunlight. It is in this area of appreciation that shines best. Fan Lexicon is a multi-genre convention that celebrates all aspects of fandom including toys, anime, cult classic films, comics, and …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Inside the Outline: Art With a Heart Show Opening at MOCA

Art with a Heart in Healthcare, Wolfson Children's Hospital, MOCA Jacksonville

What makes you happy? Often times, a young person’s hospital stay can be confusing, and so much of what happens with illness and the treatment of it can leave the patient feeling powerless. That’s where art comes in, reaching the part of the patient that still gets to be the decider, creator, inventor. is a non-profit arts-in-healthcare organization providing personal fine art experiences to enhance the healing process for patients and their families. The team of mostly visual artists works primarily with Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Clinic to facilitate art sessions with the young patients, as well as …

Read More »

We got connected! Connection Festival 2016

Summer in Florida have it all: the blistering hot sun, torrential rain storms, 100% humidity, and most importantly, fans willing to brave the elements for their love of music. This year’s was no different, as the annual music festival saw its greatest attendance yet.  Hosted by Pauly Shore, a.k.a. the Weasel, and x102.9 fm, the festival featured a wide range of artists from big names to some local favorites including Wu-Tang Clan, Cage the Elephant, Taking Back Sunday, the Bouncing Souls, Against Me!, Big Data, and many more. Pauly Shore kept everyone entertained in-between sets, bantering with both the crowd …

Read More »

X
X