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Beaches Leader
Beaches Leader

(904) 249-9033

1114 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250   Directions

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Furever Friends
07/26/2021 7:49am

Furever FriendsNews StaffMon, 07/26/2021 - 08:49 am Willie is looking for his new furever home. photo submitted This cute, silly goofball is Willie.He is about 2 years old, good with other dogs and is super friendly.Willie wasrescued because he was living outside after his owner was evicted. He is being fostered by Fur Sisters,but really needshisfurever home now. He loves to hang out, snuggle and do zoomies in the yard. He is neutered, up-to-date on his shots and housebroken. His foster works from home so he hasnt had to be in a crate too often,but it is being worked on with him.If you can help this pup find his furever home, call Channing atFurever Urs Rescue, 904-563-2872.

Rotarians hold volunteer event to pick up trash
07/26/2021 7:46am

Rotarians hold volunteer event to pick up trashNews StaffMon, 07/26/2021 - 08:46 am Ponte Vedra Rotary volunteers gather at the litter pickup event. photo submitted About 10 people took part in a litter pickup event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra in Nocatee recently.Under the tag line Keeping Nocatee Looking Sharp, local Ponte Vedra Rotarians, their family members and a Teen Achiever hauled away an estimated 10 bags of litter from the Crosswater Parkway between the Town Center and Conservation Trail.The group gathered at the Nocatee Welcome Center at 8 a.m. and were given safety vests and supplies provided by David Ray, Nocatee community manager. They then spread out in teams along one of Nocatees main thoroughfares, collecting trash they found along the way.Organizers foresee more litter pickup events sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra in the future.

Artist bringing images of rock legends to life
07/21/2021 3:21pm

Artist bringing images of rock legends to lifeNews StaffWed, 07/21/2021 - 04:21 pm Steven Tyler with his portrait by John Douglas. photo courtesy of John Douglas Art Artist John Douglas loves the challenge of painting drum kits and guitars, as displayed in this portrait of musician Dave Grohl. photo courtesy of John Douglas Art Gallery 725 will host a limited engagement of John Douglas art, such as this rendering of U2s Bono. photo courtesy of John Douglas Art By Liza Mitchell, Contributor Like most kids, musician-turned-artist John Douglas was banging on pots and pans before he could walk. He grew up and found his rhythm as a drummer with big dreams of rock superstardom.Today, Douglas has merged his passions as a successful musician and fine artist who has performed with such marquee artists as Aerosmith, Van Halen and ZZ Top. He has also created a series of portraits that capture the essence and energy of rock icons from Stevie Nicks and The Rolling Stones to Bono and Steven Tyler.The first half of my life was playing in bands and trying to make it. But being in a band, theres always all kinds of art needed. You need a logo. You need flyers and T-shirts. If you make an album, you need an album cover, said Douglas. I was always doing that kind of stuff, but my favorite thing has always been people, doing portraits.Gallery 725 will host a limited engagement of Douglas High-Performance Fine Art Tour through July 30 at 1250 Beach Blvd. with a live appearance from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All artwork is available for purchase. Admission is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P.s are encouraged throughEventbrite. Call 345-9320 for information.For Douglas, he is the embodiment of a working artist. While other artists might blow off steam on the road, he softens the grind of touring by mixing a palette of paint on a drum head in his hotel room and filling a blank canvas with images of rock idols like Dave Grohl.Theres a lot of down time and notoriously, thats where a lot of guys get into trouble. Two hours on stage is exciting, but youve got to fill 22 other hours, said Douglas, who ships the completed canvas home from a tour stop.He often wont see the final version again until the canvas is stretched.As an artist, Douglas gravitates toward clean, black and white images whether its photography, film or his own portraits.Obviously, I paint a lot of rock and roll and I try to capture a moment of that performer in an indicative or iconic pose or maybe its a particular outfit that theyre known for, he said. I try to capture a moment of that performer on stage doing what they do.His position as a drummer has afforded a unique perspective of many artists that he is able to share through his work. Douglas created an image of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler from his perspective on the stage. Tyler would often stand up on the drum kit, face-to-face with Douglas in a shared stage experience.When Douglas is not performing behind a drum kit, hes painting them. He views the instrument from an artistic perspective. The sharp lines, the angles, the manner in which the kit is set up tells him a lot about the person playing them.He started painting his own drums early on as a hungry young musician playing in Houston, Texas. ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard commented on his customized drums and would later commission Douglas to start painting drums for him. While ZZ Top was playing all over the world with his drums, other bands would take notice and pretty soon, Douglas was painting drums for everybody.Its very personal. I look at it as a sculpture. Is it clean Is it pleasing to the eye Is it symmetrical I take all that in and how its set up artistically first. Ive got to be able to visualize how he sets them up and I have to share that vision with the audience. How is it going to look when its all set up Everyone wants something unique and thats what I try to do. I want it to work collectively and make an impact. Its a big responsibility to deliver each time, he said.I love the challenge of painting drum kits and guitars. Each one is completely different. Every job is so dramatically different that I always have to learn something because I havent done it before. Thats kind of the point because people are coming to me for something unique so I try to do something new that you wont find on someones elses drums. But if I could only paint one thing, it would be portraits.

All Feb. 5, 8 and 10 St. Johns County COVID-19 vaccination appointments full
02/04/2021 12:41pm

All Feb. 5, 8 and 10 St. Johns County COVID-19 vaccination appointments fullNews StaffThu, 02/04/2021 - 01:41 pm All 3,900 appointments to receive COVID-19 vaccinations from St. Johns County on Feb.5, 8and 10 have been filled. Additional appointments will become available when St. Johns County receives more vaccines from the state of Florida.For more information, call the St. Johns County COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 904-295-3711 dial all ten digits, text SJCVACCINE to 888777or visitwww.sjcfl.us/coronavirusvaccinations.

Cold night shelter opens at Oceanside Christian Church
02/04/2021 12:11pm

Cold night shelter opens at Oceanside Christian ChurchNews StaffThu, 02/04/2021 - 01:11 pm Volunteers check people in to the cold night shelter at Oceanside Christian Church Tuesday night. photo provided by Tracy Gebeaux By Liza Mitchell, Contributor Responding to reports of an overnight freeze warning, volunteers rushed to open the cold night shelter Tuesday at Oceanside Christian Church. The west Atlantic Beach church made the decision to open its doors as temperatures were expected to dip below 40 degrees.Volunteers scrambled to collect blankets and arrange transportation from the Mission House in Jacksonville Beach to the church located at 130 Main Street off Mayport Road.Its been a whirlwind around here. We just got the approval to do it so its like Okay, lets go, said Pastor Chris Hopkins Sr. of the cold night shelter which opened at 7 p.m. to those in need of a warm place to sleep. I understand that we live in a COVID age now but I couldnt take it anymoreseeing the other churches not stepping up. Jesus didnt turn anyone away so why should weDonations of blankets, socks, jackets and other warm clothing are needed to ensure there are enough resources to go around. Mission House volunteers and staff provided dinner before a van provided by Community Presbyterian Church in Atlantic Beach shuttled those in need to the church for the night and back to Mission House in the morning where the Jacksonville Beach day facility will also serve breakfast. Christ Church in Neptune Beach also provided transportation to deliver clients back to Mission House for services.Executive Director Carina Saladino of Mission House shared a video message Tuesday, expressing gratitude to community partners for working together to provide a warm, safe environment for the homeless community.COVID has prevented a lot of our community partners from being able to open for our clients. We are so incredibly excited to hear that Oceanside Christian Church is opening their doors to our homeless community here at the beach. We lose sleep at night knowing that our clients are in crisis and that they are on the streets. To know that we are dipping to freezing temperatures, its really hard for us to go home and leave them out in the elements, she said.To know that one of our community partners has opened their doors to let our homeless community come into a warm, safe and comfortable environment, and they are going to be okay for the night and they are going to get the rest that they need, we are just incredibly grateful. We are better together and together we are working to end homelessness in our Beaches community and it starts with nights like this. One step at a time.Volunteers at Oceanside Christian Church were diligent in adhering to the CDC guidelines, wearing masks and gloves, checking temperatures, maintaining social distance and supplying single-use cups to reduce the threat of COVID.Hopkins said many of the volunteers have either received the vaccine or already had the virus, like himself, which he said gave him even more reason to open the church up to the homeless. Im not really scared of it and I think a lot of Christians, theyre supposed to be believers in Jesus but they seem to be a little scared, he said. God didnt give us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and were trying to do that.The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has prevented several local churches from turning a dining hall or community room into a makeshift shelter. Many are also utilizing those spaces for worship since there is more room to socially distance.Program Director Natalie Collier, who coordinates the cold night shelter program at Mission House, said to meet the demand with recent near-freezing temperatures, staff opened up their building to help keep its clients out of the cold.Usually, the churches sign up and they rotate so if it was their week, they would be prepared. If they didnt get the call, then we would rotate to the next shelter the following week, she said.Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we have not been able to secure a space for the clients so in an emergency effort we decided to open up our doors. We are still working with the churches and looking at a community space for them because we cannot continue to sustain cold night shelter.Mission House staff monitors the three-day forecast in the Mayport area to determine in advance when to anticipate the need for a cold night shelter. The demand for overnight shelter will increase as temperatures consistently drop into the 20s and 30s.Hopkins said Oceanside Church has space to fit 40 to 50 people comfortably and volunteers will be staffed overnight. If the temperatures are back down, he said he will plan to reopen and encourages other organizations to do the same.Were not very big but the room that we do have, weve got to let these people in. Im hoping that a few more churches step up, he said. I understand that theyre scared but the scariest thing is hearing that someone didnt make it through the cold. Wear a mask and some gloves and lets get these guys off the street.To volunteer for an overnight shift or coordinate donation drop-off at Oceanside Christian Church, contact Hopkins athopkinsccomcast.net.Organizations willing to host a cold night shelter are encouraged to contact Collier at Mission House at 241-6767 ext. 123.

Florida Times-Union
Florida Times-Union

(904) 359-4111

1 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32202   Directions

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Folio Weekly
Folio Weekly

(904) 260-9770

9456 Philips Hwy #11
Jacksonville, FL 32256   Directions

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WJAX-TV 47 - CBS and WFOX-TV 30 - FOX
WJAX-TV 47 - CBS and WFOX-TV 30 - FOX

(904) 996-0400

11700 Central Pkwy
Jacksonville, FL 32224   Directions

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WJCT-TV
WJCT-TV

(904) 353-7770

100 Festival Park Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32202   Directions

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Local Spotlight | ‘Seclusion of Sanity’ by Mindfield
07/28/2021 9:11am

The chimera was born for modern metal. The hybrid monstrosity of Greek mythology, an aberration fire-breather with a serpents tail, goats body, and a roaring lions head, is the ideal emblem of a music that is a fusion of roiling thrash, glacial doom, guttural defiance, and resolute nihilism. The debut from Jacksonvilles Mindfield is an impressive and informed evolution of ...

From LaVilla to Coachella | The enduring, expanding legacy of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”
07/27/2021 11:30am

It was 1919 when the NAACP first declared that Lift Evry Voice and Sing was the official Negro National Anthem that status has never been challenged. Indeed, the passage of time has only burnished the patina of prestige affixed to the song, written in verse by James Weldon Johnson and set to music by his brother John Rosamond. The song ...

Local Spotlight | 3 local tunes you should listen to right now
07/27/2021 8:31am

From hip-hop to pop, R&B and indie rock, its been another eclectic week of new music drops in Northeast Florida. Heres four tracks that turned our ears. Have you checked out our Fresh Squeeze playlist on Spotify Curated by the JME team, and featuring the juiciest new tunes from local, regional, national and international artists, its one of several ways ...

JME DJ Sessions | 3 local tunes to put you in a mellow mood
07/26/2021 8:13am

With the humidity at or above 90 and likely to stay that way for the rest of the summer thats another two months, at the very least, in Northeast Florida its perfectly normal to be moving a little slow. Knowing that, we kept the BPMs low for Julys JME DJ Sessions on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, ...

Go | Live music recommendations
07/25/2021 11:52pm

Heres what were looking forward to this week. Jazz Blue Jay Jazz Jam Tuesday, July 26 Blue Jay Listening Room Jacksonville Beach Every Tuesday, fun-size Jax Beach venue Blue Jay Listening Room hosts one of the citys premier jazz jams. Standouts from the regions avant-garde come together for an evening of improvisation in Blue Jays intimate environs. This ...

WJXT-TV 4
WJXT-TV 4

(904) 399-4000

4 Broadcast Pl
Jacksonville, FL 32207   Directions

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WJXX-TV 25 - ABC and WTLV-TV 12 - NBC
WJXX-TV 25 - ABC and WTLV-TV 12 - NBC

(904) 354-1212

1070 E Adams St
Jacksonville, FL 32202   Directions

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Simone Biles, Jacksonville native Hayden Hurst put spotlight on mental health
07/28/2021 6:36pm

Whether its gymnastics or football, Cathy Hurst hopes athletes like her son Hayden and Simone Biles speaking out can help end the stigma on mental health.

Infrastructure deal: Senate votes to start work on $1T bill
07/28/2021 6:29pm

The agreement only pushes the bipartisan infrastructure package toward consideration by the full Senate. Its unclear if enough Republican senators will support it.

Bob Odenkirk suffered 'heart-related incident' on 'Better Call Saul' set
07/28/2021 6:16pm

Bob Odenkirks son tweeted Wednesday that Hes going to be okay.

Streaming Guide: How to watch events during 2020 Tokyo Olympics
07/28/2021 6:11pm

Here is your complete guide to streaming each event of the 2020 Summer Tokyo Olympics as they happen live.

Police: 1 hurt in shooting on Jacksonville's Northside
07/28/2021 6:05pm

The victim was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be ok.

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