Ethnic Cuisine: An Endless Adventure
Jul06

Ethnic Cuisine: An Endless Adventure

By Jeffrey Spear Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine When describing the culinary culture in Jacksonville, a typical response would include smokehouse barbeque, fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, pimiento cheese, fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, and other such mainstays of southern cuisine. The reality is that, in a region with over 1.5 million residents, more than 40 percent coming from non-European backgrounds, the culinary culture in...

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Sacred Waters: Excerpts From a Journey Into Florida’s Wildest Waterways
Jul06

Sacred Waters: Excerpts From a Journey Into Florida’s Wildest Waterways

The rivers and streams of Florida are a vital natural resource. Our Native American ancestors considered them to be sacred and key to the circle of life, allowing their culture to thrive and flourish. By transporting sediments and nutrients, they are essential to the survival of our wetland habitats upon which native plants and animals depend.

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Beaches Mural Maps
Jul06

Beaches Mural Maps

Take a driving tour to see tons of wall art in the Beaches area from North Atlantic Beach to South Jacksonville Beach.

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The Remarkable Life of Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne
May10

The Remarkable Life of Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne

This May Jacksonville University (JU) is honoring the late Dr. Frances (Fran) Bartlett Kinne with a memorial service, bronze statue unveiling, and historical exhibit dedicated to the life of the university’s beloved former president and chancellor emerita. Dr. Kinne passed away in May of 2020, just two weeks shy of her 103rd birthday.

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Architecture in Our City by the River: 25 Years in the Past, the Present, and the Promise of the Future
May10

Architecture in Our City by the River: 25 Years in the Past, the Present, and the Promise of the Future

To celebrate our 25th annual Art & Architecture issue, we asked some of Jacksonville’s most prominent architects and professionals involved in downtown development about their thoughts regarding our city’s architecture in the past 25 years, the present, and what we can expect in the next 25 years.

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AIA Vision  for Downtown Jacksonville
May10

AIA Vision for Downtown Jacksonville

Born out of a desire to create a unique identity that connects us, the Jacksonville chapter of the American Institute of Architects has a vision … to use our greatest asset as a catalyst for connectivity, entertainment, education, and enjoyment.

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