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Layers of Locality

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Layers of Locality

Hotel Palms is designed to be embedded in the neighborhood, a true part of its architectural and cultural vernacular, and a place for slowing down. With a keen pulse on art and design, as well as local culture, the hospitality philosophy of the eleven-room modernized 1940s motor court hotel is to be an “organic shelter,” says Julie. It is meant to evolve over time with the imprinted layers of its visiting, curated artists as well as the vestiges of events that have led to impromptu art moments.

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Aeroponics Takes Flight

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Aeroponics Takes Flight

“It is so important that people shouldn’t have to leave their communities to have access to fresh food,” says Tracey Westbrook, “and urban farming is one solution that can make the issue a reality.”We are walking through Westbrook’s innovative greenhouse, Atlantic Beach Urban Farms (ABUF). The operation is highly visible from Atlantic Boulevard, especially heading east and at night, when the purple LED lights glow from inside.

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25th Annual Women Making Waves

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25th Annual Women Making Waves

Twenty-five years ago Arbus Magazine began dedicating one issue annually to highlighting some of the area’s most influential and award-winning entrepreneurial, and business, women. This special section continues to serve an important purpose: drawing much deserved attention to the women who change and contribute to our community in myriad ways.

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Bolts & Bytes Maker Academy

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Bolts & Bytes Maker Academy

Rather than rooting for their favorite BattleBots on TV or online after school, a group of pre-teens is designing, building and battling their own combat robots. Their class that encourages creativity through tinkering and critical thinking is one of several at Bolts & Bytes Maker Academy that opened last spring in Jacksonville Beach.

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What’s Brewing in Gainesville?

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What’s Brewing in Gainesville?

Over the last decade, a handful of intrepid, entrepreneurial and thirsty pioneers have opened their own craft breweries in Gainesville. While rumors indicate others may be on the way, the breweries currently in operation can be counted on one hand – Swamp Head Brewery (est. 2009), First Magnitude Brewing Company (est. 2014), Blackadder Brewing Company (est. 2016), Cypress & Grove Brewing Company (est. 2017), and Big Top (est. 2018).

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The Big 25: JASMYN Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary

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The Big 25: JASMYN Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary

Kicking off a year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary, JASMYN alumni, staff, board members, founders, and community supporters danced the night away at the JASMYN Gayla, a glamorous black-tie affair held at TIAA Bank Field’s swanky Assure Club. Alumni from multiple generations attended the sold-out fundraiser. Some of the original youth members are now in their forties, and a lot of them have stayed in touch throughout the years. For others, it was a momentous homecoming and reunion.

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Gold Star Restaurants 2019

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Gold Star Restaurants 2019

This year’s Gold Star Restaurants section highlights the restauranteurs who have shaped Jacksonville’s culinary climate through decades of serving up exceptional places to dine.

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The Circle of Care

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The Circle of Care

The new, iconic Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center seamlessly connects art, architecture, nature, and human interaction

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2018 Shop Local Gift Guide

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2018 Shop Local Gift Guide

Each year, Arbus Magazine presents our Shop Local Gift Guide so that you can see what locally-owned businesses are offering and be inspired to enjoy the adventure of in-person shopping. This year, we are presenting gift ideas as ornaments on a dazzling tree because that’s how we see them — shining examples of local wares that are distinctive, special, and unique.

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Yoga Therapy: A “Sensation-al” Experience

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Yoga Therapy: A “Sensation-al” Experience

Often, when we think of yoga, we envision people contorting their bodies into crazy pretzel-like positions or hot, sweaty, stamina building classes.
While this kind of yoga has become popular in Western society, recently another version of yoga has taken root: Yoga Therapy. And for good reason.

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