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Unifying, Family-Friendly Events Planned for 37th Annual River City Pride

River City Pride, Jacksonville, Florida, Equality for All

“River City Pride is where we as a city celebrate who we are and come together in pride and support for the LGBT community.” JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 29, 2016 – River City Pride 2016 presented by , to be held Oct. 1-2 and themed “Together In Pride,” is a family-friendly event open to all. Expected to draw well over 15,000 attendees over the two-day period, this is the 37th annual Pride event in Jacksonville. “We are excited to be celebrating the 37th annual River City Pride Parade together at our family-friendly parade and community festival,” said Mike Nicholson, president, River City Pride. “River …

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Adventures in Homebrewing: Get Jacked Collaboration with Intuition Ale Works (Part III)

coffee beer get jacked intuition brew five points jax beer week

I’m really passionate about three things: coffee, beer, and food. Music and sex are okay, too. When you get the opportunity to do something that involves combining two of your greatest passions, you jump at it. And no, I’m not talking about food fetishes. I’m talking about coffee beers. , I had the extreme privilege of teaming up with Intuition Ale Works’ experimental brewer, , to collaborate on a set of coffee beers that will be available exclusively at BREW Five Points during Jax Beer Week. See and  here. PART III – Coffee Tasting Today’s coffee beers aren’t quite as …

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Eco Relics: Let’s Talk Trash

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You know the old saying, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” It might as well be the Code of Hammurabi at . If it can be reused, recycled, or repurposed, it’s not trash! The crew takes great pride in the length of time between visits from the dumpster truck. By the time they put something in the dumpster, its potential usefulness has been thoroughly evaluated by some of Jacksonville’s most creative reusers. As an experienced dumpster diver, let me tell you, it’s slim pickin’s. Who would keep a small mountain (it’s Florida; I’m calling it a mountain) of broken …

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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 …

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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 …

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“Constellations” In-The-Round at the Cummer

The 5 & Dime Theatre Company A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] The opened British playwright ’s thought-provoking “’’ on July 8, 2016. It will run at the in Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood through July 17. Visit www.the 5anddime.org for more information and tickets. Since its debut in 2011, The 5 & Dime has brought eighteen previous intriguing/challenging plays to Jacksonville audiences using various venues. Their current production lives up to the standards they have set. “Constellation” can be an education for those who see it. The play suggests that we may be living in a …

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The Bearded Pig – it’s not about the sauces

Brace yourself for the most shocking thing I have to say about the : it’s not about the sauces. The map of Texas on the wall was my first clue as to why. Here in J-town, the sauce is generally the first thing we talk about. There’s a ton of Carolina and Kansas-inspired cue here in our fair city, so a lot of what we have tends to be about the sauce. While there are many kinds of sauces in Texas, Texas-style barbecue doesn’t rely on sauces. They expect their stuff to stand up without one, so sauce is an …

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Eco Relics: The Shop is Open! (But We’re Still Working on it…)

At long last, the Eco Relics shop is operational! Doug “the Termite” has moved in and is now constructing custom builds on-site, rather than at his home shop. The sawdust is flying, but many details are still sorting themselves out. The Termite says, “It’s not down to a science yet.” The final layout of tools and work stations will be determined as he gets a better idea of the daily work flow. “We’ve still got to drive it into the floor and weld it in place.” Getting the new shop in order while handling custom builds and dealing with the …

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Crowdfunding Deliciousness: Young Local Chef Kickstarts Her New Cookbook

Jacksonville’s culinary scene is super hot right now, and the latest project from one of our city’s rising stars is helping to further our city’s recognition as a destination for great food. Local baker and celebrity-chef-in-the-making, Calli Webb (better known as ), recently launched an ambitious Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of her cookbook on coffee shop-inspired baking for the home cook. With just a few weeks left, the project is very near its goal and has attracted contributors from around the world including the UK, Germany, Australia and Singapore. The hardcover book will feature gorgeous photography and easy-to-follow …

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Timoti’s Seafood Shak – A Fresh Catch for 5 Points

Timotis Seafood Shak, Jacksonville, FL, 5 Points

One of newest restaurants is Timoti’s Seafood Shak–which fills a culinary void in the neighborhood, that of fast casual seafood. Surviving in 5 Points means you have to be good and consistent. From what I’ve seen so far, they may well thrive. It’s helpful for Timoti’s that this is not their first location. The major kinks were probably worked out in their Amelia Island locale. Design-wise, Timoti’s offers something more than the usual aesthetic. It’s clearly fast casual, but there’s an upscale feel nonetheless, probably because of the custom wood work, both on the ceiling and wall paneling, contrasting with …

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