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JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS ASKS FOR HELP TO RAISE $250,000 BY SUNDAY 

When COVID-19 forced Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to close its gates for two months, the nonprofit lost critical revenue during its busiest months. The Zoo is now asking for the community’s help to recover through the ZOO-A-THON, which aims to raise $250,000 in donations by Sunday. “Many people are surprised to learn how expensive it is to maintain our day-to-day operations, even after we closed to the public on March 14. We still had to feed and care for our animals daily, as well as employ the dedicated staff who worked through our closure. We were closed during our busiest …

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CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS

View Fireworks from Multiple Locations throughout the City of Jacksonville Join the City of Jacksonville as we celebrate the nation’s independence with the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration offering an enhanced viewing experience this year with various ways to watch. The spectacular fireworks display will begin at 9:45 p.m. all around Jacksonville with in-person and at-home viewing options. “Jacksonville’s annual fireworks celebration downtown has become a tradition on Independence Day,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “As a City, we have taken the necessary precautions in providing additional locations across Jacksonville for our residents to view the fireworks safely. We’re looking …

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A Century-Old Rivalry: Top Plays This Millennium for the Florida-Georgia Football Game, Brandon Spikes tackle on Moreno

A Century-Old Rivalry: Top Plays This Millennium for the Florida-Georgia Football Game

The rivalry between the and the has a long, storied past. Since 1915, the has been one that not only fans of the two schools look forward to, but, in most years, it’s a marquee matchup that often decides the fate of the Southeastern Conference Championship game, held later in the season. This year the game will take place on Saturday, November 2. See below for game day details. As a Millennial, I have a unique experience when it comes to how I view this series. I’ve been told the stories of the “Fourth and Dumb” and “Run, Lindsay, run!” …

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Celebrate Independence Day! 🇺🇸 14 Ways to See Fireworks & Other 4th of July Events Around Jacksonville

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS ON THE FIRST COAST July 3rd Independence Day Celebration at the Ballpark The are proud to give away patriotic Jumbo Shrimp caps to the first 2,000 fans through the gates! Stick around post-game for the largest fireworks show of the season. Secure your tickets NOW because this game will sell out! You can purchase online, or avoid fees by purchasing over the phone (904-358-2846). Tickets start at $5! July 4th Throwback Baseball Game The tradition carries on July 4th, 4-7pm, as the Westside and Eastside (of the ) battle it out on the baseball field for bragging …

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10 Reasons to Support Arts and Culture in Jacksonville

Cultural organizations and artists are poised to assist the City as they address their social priorities, including: Public Safety, Economic Development, Neighborhood Development, Youth Engagement, and Health and Wellness. The work of cultural organizations and artists expand far beyond just our sector. We have to dismantle the misconception that arts and culture exist in a silo and instead provide examples of how art and culture are woven into the fabric of every day life. In 2017, the U.S. News and World Report noted, “Jacksonville is growing. The region witnessed an ignition of the arts and music scene, stimulating business development …

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USS Klakring family_US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marcus L. Stanley

Finding Home: Military Relocation and Retirement on the First Coast

It’s moving season. Each summer, approximately 200,000 military families relocate from their current duty station to their next set of orders. May 15-August 31 is peak PCS (Permanent Change of Station) season, with 65% of military moves occurring during this timeframe. The local impact is huge. Northeast Florida’s military presence is the third largest in the country, with area military installations like Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Naval Aviation Depot Jacksonville, Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, and Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. Each year, thousands of military families relocate to our area. …

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What’s The Latest? A Bird’s-Eye View of Downtown Jacksonville in 2018

Change is a vital currency that helps a city like Jacksonville maintain a vibrant cultural presence. Much ado has been made about the continued evolution of the city’s downtown area. Among the stewards of the area is Downtown Vision, Inc., who offered an update on a few of the high-profile developments and the impact the plans will have on the city. VP of Marketing for DVI, , has a bird’s-eye view of the work as it happens in real time. It’s an exciting time in , and Hardwick can see the evolution of the city’s skyline from her office window. …

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Jacksonville Jazz Fest After Dark 2018 Schedule

Presented by the Downtown Investment Authority, Jazz Fest After Dark, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville and Downtown Vision, Jazz Fest After Dark returns to Downtown Jacksonville this Friday and Saturday. Building on early success and positive feedback, the event extends the experience for festival goers and introduces them to ’s vibrant nightlife options. Jazz Fest After Dark boasts twelve official host venues with more than twenty acts. Live music will begin at 6 p.m. at certain locations and run until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Entry is free. “We started Jazz Fest After Dark because we wanted to give Jazz Fest attendees a reason to stay …

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Creative Spaces: Patrick Fisher, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

It’s not everyday that someone new arrives to the Bold New City of the South to move and shake the local arts. Last year, Patrick Fisher entered the scene with a fresh perspective and a heap of motivation. After completing a cross-country road trip with his dog in 2016, Fisher was hired as the Office Manager at the (CCGJ), the arts agency for the . He immediately noticed room for growth in the organization when he started work. “When I go into a new job,” he says, “it’s always with the objective of creating more value than I consume.” Over …

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Military Support Services in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition The Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition (JMVC) is committed to honoring military veterans and currently serving members of the National Guard and Reserve by facilitating career, business, and education opportunities in Jacksonville. Central to the JMVC vision is the recognition that many of the skills veterans developed in the military–leadership, fast and accurate decision making, operational focus, and the drive to accomplish a mission–have a direct application to Jacksonville businesses. The JMVC works with military organizations, veterans’ groups, industry associations, governmental entities, and Jacksonville businesses to build awareness and understanding of how these skills and cultural attributes …

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