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Feud Exclusive: Chef Nina G Popular Among Jaguars’ Fournette, Ngakoue

“Steel Cut Oats. Egg whites, with Mozzarella cheese. Turkey bacon, but not crispy. Fresh watermelon and Midnight Beauty grapes. Orange juice with pomegranate, and a little brown sugar on the side.” Sitting on the patio of a local coffee shop, Chef Nina G rattles ’s daily breakfast off of the top of her head ecstatically, without fumbling. She dives into Fournette’s lunch and dinner preference with vigor, barely allowing me to get a word in. She’s elated to discuss the menu, but I’m more interested in how she became a personal chef for some of the ’ most popular athletes. …

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Mayport Road gets a New Mural at Word Revolt Art Gallery, Mayport Mural Painting Party

Mayport Road gets a New Mural at Word Revolt Art Gallery

Artists, merchants and property owners in can add a little color to the city and give it a new sense of place. A public art grant is available to encourage businesses along the commercial strip leading to to incorporate their own vision and help redefine the sagging Mayport corridor. Word Revolt Art Gallery located on Mayport Road is the first recipient of the city’s public art grant program adopted last year. Owners Theresa and Todd Rykaczewski will lead installation of a new outdoor mural on the south facing wall of The Shoppes of A1A North with a painting party Nov. …

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Annie Lytle Elementary School, Be Very Afraid: Top 10 Haunted Hangouts on the First Coast

Be Very Afraid: Top 10 Haunted Hangouts on the First Coast

Nestled between the famously haunted cities of Savannah and St. Augustine, Jacksonville is not well known as a spooky destination. Yet our city has plenty of its own ghost stories and urban legends. If you’re looking for a scare this October, here are the top 10 haunted hangouts on the First Coast: The Florida Theatre 128 East Forsyth Street, Suite 300, Jacksonville, 32202 Since it opened its doors in 1927, Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre has hosted thousands of performances. The theater draws about 250,000 guests annually and Elvis Presley famously wowed the crowds here in 1956. Performances are so epic, some …

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Jon Batiste, City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Photo by Brandi Hill

The 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Swings Thru Downtown May 25-27

When tradition is used as a guidebook, it leaves space for change and limitless growth potential. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a Memorial Day tradition that continues to evolve with the changing face of the Downtown area. As one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, the 2017 brings the city streets to life May 25-27 with a vibrant street festival atmosphere. Experience the thrill of live music on three stages, local food, art, the Jazz Marketplace, and more, throughout 15 blocks of . This year, the Jazz Festival lineup include such legendary artists as , Chick Corea Trio, …

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Jon Batiste, City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Photo by Brandi Hill

The 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Swings Thru Downtown May 25-27

When tradition is used as a guidebook, it leaves space for change and limitless growth potential. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a Memorial Day tradition that continues to evolve with the changing face of the Downtown area. As one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, the 2017 brings the city streets to life May 25-27 with a vibrant street festival atmosphere. Experience the thrill of live music on three stages, local food, art, the Jazz Marketplace, and more, throughout 15 blocks of . This year, the Jazz Festival lineup include such legendary artists as , Chick Corea Trio, …

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On The River: State of the St. Johns 2016

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper For the ninth year in a row, researchers from , , and have compiled data and analyzed trends regarding the health of the Lower . This area, from to , runs over 100 miles and is a unique ecological system. The Report addresses four areas of river health: water quality, fisheries, aquatic life, and contaminants. This year, the report also included a poll about community access to the river. The idea is that the more people on the river, the more we will respect and care for it. Here is how we …

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Small Spits – ponds, creeks & lakes

BY KATIE SALZ, Program Manager, Tree Hill Nature Center The St. Johns River runs from the south to the north, meandering just over 300 miles until it reaches Mayport and heads for the Atlantic Ocean. It starts as the St. Johns Marsh in Indian River County, 100 miles south of Orlando. At Tree Hill Nature Center, we have our own piece of the St. Johns flowing across the 50 acres for which we care. The Red Bay Branch and Howland Creeks runs across Tree Hill before meeting up with the Strawberry Creek. The Strawberry Creek flows into the Arlington River, …

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Jacksonville Jazz Fest 2015

A lot has changed in the 34 years since a modest crowd gathered in the historic fishing village for the first ever . Growing pains paved the way to venue changes, an expanded festival schedule and booming attendance throughout the years. One constant that has remained relentlessly intact is the caliber of artistry at the festival and the unwavering commitment to jazz in all of its forms. Formerly billed as the Mayport and All That Jazz Festival, the Jacksonville Jazz Fest evolved from a small, single day event to a nationally recognized destination at  produced by and partners. The  took …

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La Caroline

It was 462 years ago (1562) that  Captain  and a group of French explorers sailed west on the Atlantic Ocean and into the mouth of the St. Johns River. Ribault named this river that runs north the River of May (thus, ), and he and his men met and exchanged gifts with the indigenous Timucua Indian tribes, who had lived here for thousands of years. According to maritime journals, Ribault and the French explorers set a large stone pillar carved toward the top with three fleur-de-lis firmly into the ground by the water’s edge and claimed this beautiful, pristine land …

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival – Sweet Sounds & Smooth Moves

John Coltrane once said that you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light. The  has a long and storied past from its humble beginnings in the  fishing village to a sprawling, three-day celebration of the many genres of jazz that are important elements to our nation’s musical history. After more 30 years, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival is hitting all the right notes. From May 22nd-25th, the heart of downtown Jacksonville will be transformed into a vibrant festival setting as local, regional, and national jazz artists gather on multiple stages to showcase their …

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