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Fishing in Northeast Florida: Jacksonville is a Fisherman’s Paradise

Fishing the First Coast: Jacksonville and Northeast Florida are a Fisherman’s Paradise, Photos by James Brown

Numerous fish species, unbeatable weather, and a healthy fishing infrastructure make the First Coast a fisherman’s paradise. Our state offers 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline, 10,550 miles of rivers, 7,700 lakes, and countless ponds. The First Coast offers a multitude of options. From offshore saltwater fishing, surf fishing, bridge fishing, river fishing and plenty of freshwater ponds or lakes around, there are options far and wide. Inspiration That Lasts a Lifetime Former Jacksonville Beach Councilman and Mayor Rick Hale has been a fisherman in Florida’s waters for close to 70 years. The native’s passion for fishing was largely influenced by …

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Beatlemania! Fab Four to Give Audience Magical Mystery Ride at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Beatlemania! Fab Four to Give Audience Magical Mystery Ride at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Interview with Ardy Sarraf performs as Paul McCartney in the Fab Four Beatlemania is coming to Jacksonville! Presented in partnership with Emporium Presents, the Fab Four takes audiences on a magical mystery ride through the years Nov. 22 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (www.pvconcerthall.com). Billed as the ultimate Beatles tribute band, the Fab Four performs uncanny, note-for-note renditions of Beatles classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in The Life,” “Twist and Shout” and “Here Comes the Sun.” The incredible stage performance includes three costume changes from the early, clean-cut years to the psychedelic period throughout …

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Former Lead Guitarist of the Eagles, Don Felder, to Stop at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Former Lead Guitarist of the Eagles, Don Felder, to Stop at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Interview with Don Felder, Performing at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Sep 16 Throughout his career, Don Felder has witnessed the dawning of new eras in music but he still approaches writing and performing with the same unflinching passion as he did in the early years. As a former lead guitarist with who co-wrote “Hotel California,” it’s part of his story and a huge chunk of American rock history.  But Don “Fingers’ Felder still has something to say and he called on some of the biggest names in the industry to help share the message. Felder stops in the Jacksonville …

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#EATUPJAX: Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations in the Local Jacksonville Food Scene

1748 Bakehouse in Springfield, #EATUPJAX: Openings, Closings, and New Locations in the Local Jacksonville Food Scene

#EATUPJAX: Local Food News From the Folks at   is open at the Markets at Town Center, which is just south of the . The grocery chain, based out of Phoenix, provides shoppers with an organic and healthsome selection. This is their first in the Jacksonville area, but there are plans to open up a second on Beach Boulevard.  We’ve had quite a spate of specialty grocers opening in the Jacksonville area, places like Sprouts, something that the owners of  cites as the reason they’ll be closing all three of their locations. opened the first Native Sun here in Jacksonville …

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Around and Near Jacksonville: The Best Beaches to Visit on the First Coast of Florida

Around and Near Jacksonville: Best Beaches on the First Coast, Mickler's Beach in Ponte Vedra, Sharks Teeth

The expression “Life’s a beach” looks at the bright side of things, putting a sunny spin on a phrase that when substituting its more vulgar counterpart means the exact opposite, or at the very least a female dog. “A day at the beach” also serves as a unit of measurement to describe a pleasurable situation, but in an idiomatic sense denotes less than desirable circumstances, as in ‘she was no day at the beach’. What does a day at the beach mean to you? For some, it’s as simple and stretching out on a towel or lounge chair, turning the …

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Water View Dining Around Jacksonville, The Beaches, and St. Augustine

Palms Fish Camp, waterfront deck, Water View Dining Around Jacksonville, The Beaches, and St. Augustine

The First Coast doesn’t lack for food and drink with a view, specifically a water view. Here’s a rundown of a few of the places you can find with varying water vistas. For a view of the St. Johns River and , there are two places you might try: the River City Brewing Company (835 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, 398-2299) and Charthouse (1501 Riverplace Blvd, Jacksonville, 398-3353). If you go to the Charthouse for the view, it’s a good idea to come during happy hour for bar snacks. Prices are exceptionally high on their dinner menu. River City Brewing Company is more …

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Dishes of Fishes 🐟 Tasty Seafood From Restaurants in Jacksonville & The Beaches of Northeast Florida

Dishes of Fishes 🐟 Tasty Seafood Restaurants Around Jacksonville & The Beaches of Northeast Florida, Taverna, salmon, photo by Nate Mayo

Local Seafood Dishes Northeast Florida has a strong Southern food game, but we also shine when it comes to dishes from the water, sometimes from unexpected places. While places such as , , and others that specialize in seafood are local favorites, there are a number of from-the-water dishes that residents love, even in places that don’t have seafood front and center. At on the , there’s three dishes we recommend, depending on what you’re craving. For a lunch item we think their fish sandwich is a winner. It’s served in their bento box with their shoestring fries, which are …

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10 Facts About Fishing in Florida

Fishing the First Coast: Jacksonville and Northeast Florida are a Fisherman’s Paradise

Florida is a killer place to cast a line. In addition to 4 million resident anglers, approximately 2 million people visit Florida to fish annually. Fishing is a multi-billion dollar industry. From major tournaments to laid-back fishing along the , there’s a bit of something for every taste and talent. Here are 10 facts you should know before you catch fish in Florida. If you’re 16-65, you need a freshwater fishing license. For those under 16 or developmentally disabled, a license is not required. Florida residents 65+ qualify for a free Senior Citizen Hunting and Fishing Certificate. For those ages …

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Todd Rundgren is Still Making Friends: Sold-Out Show at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall was An Unpredictable Evening

Todd Rundgren is Still Making Friends: Sold-Out Show at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall was an Unpredictable Evening, Photos by Kim Reed

Photos by Kim Reed Visionary rock artist Todd Rundgren returned to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for the first time since his two sold-out shows in 2015. On Thursday, August 16, the concert hall  hosted “An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren”. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Todd Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60’s cult group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972’s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all …

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Comedian Paul Reiser Is Having “More Fun Than I Remembered”

BY EMILY BLOCH Paul Reiser is scrolling through old photos of himself and his youngest son, Leon, upon his wife’s request. In a few hours, they’ll be watching the 18 year old cross the stage for his high school graduation ceremony. “Very literally my life is passing through my eyes,” Reiser tells EU Jacksonville. “The hair’s getting grayer and the waist is getting wider.” On July 28, Reiser will take the Stage as part of a 10-stop stand-up tour. It’s one of two scheduled Florida performances, the first being in Clearwater. “I’m looking forward to coming to Florida in July …

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