Pedaling Through History and Culture: St. Augustine to host Giro d’Italia Ride Like a Pro event

Words by Carson Rich One of the biggest sporting events in the world is geared up to head to the Sunshine State, and no, it is not the Super Bowl. Giro d’Italia, one of the top three cycling tours in the world, is bringing the authentic feel of the classic Italian cycling race to St. Augustine in January.     The food, wine, music and culture of Italy is one of the main reasons that these tours are so special to many around the world. Races such as the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia present the beloved European atmosphere to …

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Taylor Dayne Interview

Vincent  Hey guys, my name is Vincent Dalessio. I’m here with Folio Weekly, and today I’m talking with Taylor Dayne. She’ll be in town for Everybody’s Favorite Barbecue and Hot Sauce Festival March 13th through the 15th. Welcome, Taylor. Taylor  Thank you so much. Right now I’m in Miami and I have a show here this week. So just getting you know, enjoying being back on the road. Vincent  Awesome. Miami is a great place. I love it down there. Last night, I was doing a little bit of reading on some of your older interviews, and one  interesting topics …

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Hop Aboard the St. Mary’s Halloween Express for a Fun Family Adventure

If you’re looking for a unique and kid-friendly Halloween excursion just an hour or so from Jacksonville, venture north to coastal Georgia for a memorable adventure on the St. Mary’s Railroad. There’s just one more weekend of Halloween Express excursions left, so don’t wait too long to book your seats. Guests load into three open-air cars for a journey through woodlands and over marshlands. Midway through the ride, the train stops so guests can vote for their favorite Halloween monster. Who will be the king or queen of the Monster Ball: Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, or the Wicked Witch of …

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Explore and Engage: Northeast Florida Public Art Week 2018

Public Art Week (PAW) is an annual, week-long initiative that celebrates Jacksonville’s public art and highlights the benefits that are created when investments are made in art that is accessible by all.  It is led by the to encourage residents and visitors to explore and engage with works of art that comprise Jacksonville’s rapidly developing artistic and creative landscape.  In addition to advancing the community’s awareness of and engagement with the City of Jacksonville’s official public art collection, PAW also showcases public art initiatives led by private entities and individuals. PAW supports the Cultural Council’s role of ensuring broad accessibility …

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Slow Down with Tour de Farm 2017

Tour de Farm, Slow Food First Coast

Slow Food First Coast is hosting their biannual Tour de Farm November 19th from 12pm to 5pm. The event gives over 15 North Florida farms a chance to open their (barn) doors for a day. Each farm has a restaurant or an artisan food and beverage partner along with fun events for all ages. President of the , , encourages all visitors to bring their adventurous spirit. “Consumers shape the future of local food through the choice they make. We want to spread the word about all of the delicious, beautiful foods being grown and produced right here in our area, …

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Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tour: Four cocktails, 13 strangers, and One Blast of a Bar Crawl

Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tours holds mixology tours every Friday and Saturday from 5:30pm–7:30pm. Priced at $45, each tour includes four local bars (different every outing), where attendees (no more than 14 per group) sample one cocktail per venue. For more information and to book, visit You know that mixing vodka, gin, and rum may not be a smart idea. But you do not let that thought linger; you are about to have a good time. You stroll into the homey ( in downtown . The owner, Marisol—last names are a needless formality in this tight community—beams from behind …

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Getting to Know Fernandina Flavor: Amelia Island Culinary Academy

Amelia Island Culinary Tour

Getting to know an area is as much about the local food as it is about the history and landmarks. That’s a concept that the Amelia Island Culinary Academy thoroughly embraces. Before his market tour class arrives,  has already been to the Farmers Market on Center Street in Fernandina Island. It’s just five blocks from the , which is tucked down the same side street as 29 South and the Mermaid Bar/Florida House Inn. He’s cutting Florida-grown strawberries from the market, doing the last of the prep work before the class arrives, when I find him. “Of course I go …

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