Purifying Spirit of Local Distilleries
Apr29

Purifying Spirit of Local Distilleries

Necessity is the mother of invention, states the proverb. In the midst of this unprecedented 2020 pandemic, it is more hand sanitizer that is needed and it is distilleries that are inventing new production methods. St. Augustine Distillery was one of the first nationwide distilleries to have stepped up to the innovative challenge.

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Flipping The Flop
Mar05

Flipping The Flop

Ocean Sole Africa helps Kenyan artists create sculptures from their beaches’ biggest menace — flip-flops

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A Huckins Legacy of Mermaids & War Boats
Mar05

A Huckins Legacy of Mermaids & War Boats

On August 1, 1943, the crew of PT (patrol torpedo) boat 109, with Lieutenant John F. Kennedy at the helm, set out from the Solomon Islands to halt the “Tokyo Express,” but their mission went awry. In the middle of the night, a Japanese destroyer collided with the smaller ship, knocking the crew into the water and setting the boat aflame. Kennedy’s valiant swim to shore (with an injured crew member in tow, no less) would catapult him to war-hero status. What you might not know is that a small Jacksonville boatmaker played an important role in this particular chapter of American naval history. 

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Women Making Waves
Mar05

Women Making Waves

Twenty-seven 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. 

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A Delicious Adventure
Jan17

A Delicious Adventure

Assuming a highly enjoyable culinary experience is on your agenda, you might want to start with a well-crafted bottle of wine accompanied by a few slices of artisanal cheese and charcuterie. Considering their exotic origins, your meal can quickly become a journey of global proportions. 

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2020 Gold Star Restaurants
Jan17

2020 Gold Star Restaurants

This annual list features top-notch, locally-owned eateries that are favorites of the Arbus staff, our friends and readers. All are worth visiting for an exceptional meal and a unique regional experience. Use this list to get to know our community through its indefatigable restauranteurs and excellent food.

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