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.
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.
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.
DA music grad Adam Jones built an engineering career on creativity and questioning
DA dance grad now prescribes dance as a headache neurologist.