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An Affinity for Oysters

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An Affinity for Oysters

Oysters have played an important role in human civilization for thousands of years, even here in Northeast Florida. When the first Europeans arrived along the First Coast in the 1500s, oysters were already a substantial part of the diet enjoyed by local Timucua. Evidence is clearly visible in the remarkable number of oyster middens (large mounds of discarded oyster shells) that dot the coastline. 

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Lasting Legacy: Celebrating 100 Years of Theatre Jacksonville

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Lasting Legacy: Celebrating 100 Years of Theatre Jacksonville

Happy 100th birthday to Theatre Jacksonville! With its Art Deco-inspired historic playhouse an anchor of San Marco Square, the centenarian institution is the oldest continuously-running community theatre in the state of Florida – and one of the oldest in the entire United States. 

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Welcome to the African Forest

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Welcome to the African Forest

You’ve seen the Land of the Tiger; you’ve traversed Wild Florida; you’ve visited Stingray Bay, but now the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens invites you out of Jacksonville and into Africa.

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Collector’s Corner

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Collector’s Corner

Gunnel Humphreys
Owner, Edge City

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Tuba, Trombone, & Technology

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Tuba, Trombone, & Technology

DA music grad Adam Jones built an engineering career on creativity and questioning

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STEAM at Work: Dr. Barbara Nye

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STEAM at Work: Dr. Barbara Nye

DA dance grad now prescribes dance as a headache neurologist.

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Hemming Park: Urban Renaissance

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Hemming Park: Urban Renaissance

Andrés Duany, the great urban planner, said that the hallmark of all great urban centers is its public spaces. As Jacksonville’s leaders seek to revitalize the urban core, one of their first priorities has been to restore Hemming Park to a model public space.

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Her Song

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Her Song

Her Song ’s mission is to create a safe home where survivors of sex trafficking can heal and break the cycle of abuse in their lives. Through safe relationships and within a community of support, survivors are empowered with the confidence and courage they need to move forward with their lives.

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One Wonderful Run

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One Wonderful Run

If you ask J. Johnson Gallery Director Bruce Dempsey about the gallery’s provenance in 2000, he’s likely to tell you a version of this: “Jennifer and I got together for luncheon. She was going to move her offices out here to the Beach because the majority of her staff lived here. So then, over lunch, we decided ‘Let’s do a gallery – what great fun for both of us!’”

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Making Sure Kids Don’t Miss A Beat

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Making Sure Kids Don’t Miss A Beat

The Jacksonville arts-based non-profit Don’t Miss a Beat (DMAB), started by renowned jazz musician and Jacksonville native Ulysses Owens, Jr. and family, is perfectly named. The seed for DMAB was sparked by Owens’ time as a student at The Juilliard School and as a touring musician: He noticed community centers in Manhattan and elsewhere, and told his family that Jacksonville needed one. Initially, the Owens had a specific goal to provide a space for high school students to go to when they were suspended from school, so that they wouldn’t “miss a beat” while out of their classrooms.

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