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Camp Declan Gives a Whole New Meaning to Camp

Words by Carmen Macri and Ambar Ramirez   Do you remember the feeling of your parents dropping you off at summer camp? Driving the whole way with the windows down, smelling the summer breeze, anticipation swirling through your body. The feeling seemed fleeting, especially as we grew up and grew out of our beloved childhood summer camps. But why does growing up mean we must say goodbye to the lore of summer camp? Just because we are adults now doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still be able to enjoy the simple things in life — like hanging around a campfire by …

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Naked and Not Ashamed: Nude Recreation in Jax

After last issue’s article about the growing sport of pickleball, we heard a rumor about nude pickleball becoming the next big recreational sporting trend in Northeast Florida. After a little research, we learned nude pickleball, along with a whole lot of other clothing-optional activities, is true but not necessarily in Jacksonville. Bottom line (pardon the pun), we discovered there is just about every kind of sport available for those that like to bare their bums for more than just sun, including but certainly not limited to volleyball (beach and water), tennis, horseshoes, horseback riding, dancing, nature hiking and running. Nude …

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Why is Jacksonville, FL a Cryptocurrency Hotspot?

Jacksonville, FL has become something of a cryptocurrency hotspot over the last few years, with several landmark moments and occurrences strengthening the city’s bond with digital currencies. As far back as 2010, Jax was making history with bitcoin. It was the location of the first-ever bitcoin transaction, something that is commemorated on a plaque at Papa John’s on Atlantic Boulevard. Back then a computer programmer called Laszlo Hanyecz decided he wanted to buy pizza with bitcoin. Action News Jax explains how a resident from the UK sent pizza to his home in exchange for 10,000 bitcoins, worth around $100m in today’s climate. …

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Jacksonville, Florida is the Hidden Gem of Florida

Jacksonville, Florida is a Hidden Gem to Live and Play

Jacksonville, Florida, is emerging as a rising travel destination. But what about a destination to live in? The locals have always known that Jacksonville, or Jax as we like to call it, is one of Florida’s little gems. Now others are slowly discovering that Jacksonville is a pretty cool place to live.  Here are 6 things about Jacksonville, Florida that many people overlook, making it one of Florida’s most underrated cities. 1.  Plenty of Outdoor Activities Jacksonville boasts the largest land area of any city in the United States spreading across more than 840 miles. The St. Johns River runs through …

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5 Reasons Why Brits Love Florida

Around 700,000 British expats live in the U.S., and a huge chunk of that population has chosen to reside in Florida. By the estimates of the British consulate in Orlando, approximately 400,000 British expats are in the state. But what makes Florida so attractive to the Brits? Brit-Friendly Culture A Florida retirement has become somewhat of a tradition in the UK. Much of this is because local Floridian culture offers a lot to retiring Brits. Home to the La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup, Miami’s version of soccer replaces the traditional green field with sand. For soccer fans, the new …

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Miami’s 2020 III Points Music Festival Announced Eclectic, Star-Studded Lineup

The seventh installment of Miami’s III Points music festival wowed fans with the release of this year’s lineup last week. After a very successful 2019 festival with performances by  Grammy-winning Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Erykah Badu, SZA, James Blake and Beach House, organizers have again outdone themselves with another star-studded lineup, now jam packed into two days. Previously held over three days and in February, the festival will now take place May 1-2 and include headliners the Strokes, Robyn, Wu-Tang Clan, Disclosure, Kaytranada, Caribou and many more. With being many of the featured artists’ only Florida performances, this will …

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Opening Credits Roll for Florida State, James Blackman Primed For Breakout

Profile: Florida State’s James Blackman Slender Man is a horror movie monster, one that stands very tall and is hauntingly thin. In movies characters that are being haunted by the tall and thin supernatural monster know not to fall asleep, or he’ll be waiting to haunt your dreams. This season defensive backs facing off against should take these fictional victims’ advice.  Don’t sleep on James “Slender Man” Blackman! At 6’5 195 lbs., Blackman fits the bill of the supernatural horror icon. Tall, thin, and possessing scary arm strength, the newly anointed starting quarterback for FSU is here to haunt the …

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Tim Tebow, Florida Gators, Miami Hurricanes slated for Tilt in Orlando

Florida Gators, Miami Hurricanes slated for Tilt in Orlando

Week zero is here! The 2019 college football season is less than a week away from kickoff and the will clash with the at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Saturday, August 24th. Miami’s new head coach, will look to start his tenure off with a bang and shock the nation by beating the 8th ranked Florida Gators. Second year Gators’ head coach will be down on the sidelines looking to thwart any plans of an upset, though. Mullen is coming into this year looking to follow up his impressive campaign last season and get his Gator’s in the College …

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Reality Check for Florida? Miami’s Rising Tide of Climate Action

For decades, Miami has been an international tourist destination, known for its lavish nightlife and decadent beach lifestyles. Yet lately, in popular imagination, its reputation as a perennial, sunny playground of the rich and fabulous is preceded by predictions of its imminent drowning. Therefore, it is not so surprising that Miami has joined a coalition of the willing with other major US cities to do what they can to counter the Trump administration’s belligerence towards curbing climate change. President Trump’s departure from the Paris Climate Accords has only accelerated this trend and cities are increasingly taking climate policy into their …

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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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