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Jacksonville in the Movies

Posted By: Gary Sass Wed, August 13, 2014 11:05 am EDT

Related Subjects: Arts & Culture General History

“On location in Jacksonville”, has been part of movie production history for over one hundred years. From the silent movie era to today’s modern films, it is entertaining to watch scenes with Jacksonville in the background.

Think pink!

Posted By: Kacie Couch Wed, July 30, 2014 5:02 pm EDT

Related Subjects: Areas Beaches & Waterways General Outdoors & Nature

When you think of a pink bird, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? For most people, it would be a flamingo. The flamingo is a very beautiful (and very pink) bird, but it is not a local species to say the least. Lucky for us, we have our own species of pink bird wading in our North Florida waters!

Belgian Endive Salad at Black Sheep

Posted By: First Coast Magazine Mon, July 21, 2014 9:30 pm EDT

Related Subjects: Restaurants

Summer is a season for light eating. Dining out, it can be a challenge to find dishes that are both refreshing and satisfying.

Three F(x) Ice cream and waffles

Posted By: First Coast Magazine Mon, July 21, 2014 9:23 pm EDT

Related Subjects: Family Fun Restaurants

A dark-haired boy jumps up and down at the ice cream counter as his mother places the order. Then he presses his face against the glass shield, watching the employee twirl sweet milk on a frozen stainless steel plate.

Lifesaving Landmark at the Beach

Posted By: Gary Sass Wed, July 16, 2014 5:24 pm EDT

Related Subjects: Beaches & Waterways General History

Where can you find the best volunteer lifeguards in the world? Just go to Jacksonville Beach and look for the iconic white tower (a.k.a. “The Peg”) along the ocean. This is home for the American Red Cross Life Saving Corps.

Coffee Shop Review – Bold Bean Coffee Roasters

Posted By: Void Magazine Thu, July 10, 2014 4:55 pm EDT

Related Subjects: Areas General Restaurants

Out with the old, in with the bold! Bold Bean Coffee Roasters has just opened its second location in South Jacksonville Beach, ironically where the old Starbucks was located. Bold Bean specializes in handmade, single-origin coffee, espresso beverages, craft beer and a community-orientated atmosphere.

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