Sunshine is a Golden Retriever that inspires kids to read. She also draws them to the Beaches branch library in Neptune Beach.
When 8-year-old Daniela Yankova... | read more |
Patriot Service Dogs is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that trains dogs to help military veterans who have been disabled attain a sense of independence. Founded in July 2009,... | read more |
A perfect first date in St. Augustine should be centered on simplicity. Great food, casual entertainment and good conversation are all you need to enjoy a pleasant... | read more |
Two blocks from the bayfront in downtown St. Augustine, near the corner of Cordova and Orange streets, you’ll find the Love Tree. Tucked between a cemetery and a... | read more |
Austin Martin: St. Augustine Beach
Yeah, I skipped school to surf.” Twenty-something Austin Martin laughed good naturedly at my question as he grabbed a surfboard... | read more |
I admit to being a bit of a Francophile since my introduction to Français in the third grade. I continued with the lovely romance language through high school and... | read more |
”The creative process begins with an idea and ends with a tangible expression of my experience ... It’s finding the convergence of the physical world and... | read more |
My husband has been hanging Christmas lights for 15 years but we’ve yet to receive even one “yard of the month” recognition. Our light strands droop from our eaves... | read more |
St. Augustine’s December calendar is packed with exciting events. Millions of lights cover the city from rooftop to trees all month long- but there’s only one night... | read more |
The soft splash of a fountain or the beauty of a fish pond brings life and motion to a backyard. Along with adding visual interest, a water feature can create energy as... | read more |
When you ask people why they love living on the First Coast, nine times out of 10 the answer will be because they love living by the water.
The First Coast is defined... | read more |
What would your door say if it could talk?
If your door makes a statement, we'd love to see it. Send us a picture to email@example.com and who knows, your very... | read more |
Heart & Soul
Roses create a beautiful, romantic appeal to most settings they are grown in. Although it is generally thought that roses are a difficult plant to grow, with the right... | read more |
It was “Real Florida,” but it seemed otherworldly. Or, at least it didn’t look like any beach I’d ever seen in the state. Waves crashed onto huge coquina rocks.... | read more |
Tiny tot angels, visions in white, whirl across the stage. Little girl sugar plums twirl in circles, grinning as they pirouette in perfect sync with the music. Candy... | read more |
Hunting is a multi-faceted sport that requires special skills, techniques and equipment depending on the prey. In Northeast Florida, prey includes deer, turkey, quail,... | read more |
Each state has their own schedule and restrictions for when certain animals, like deer, turkey, quail, small game animals or wild hogs, can be hunted and the bag limit,... | read more |
For our First Coast magazine hunting enthusiasts, here are some must have hunting accessories courtesy of Gander Mountain.
(Left) Filson Tin Cloth... | read more |
This is a basic roast quail recipe that can serve as a stepping stone for other, fancier recipes.
Serves 2 and can be scaled up.
Prep Time: 20... | read more |
Cruising along shady streets lined with Spanish moss-draped oaks, we passed stately houses that represented an amazing mix of architectural styles.
There were Queen... | read more |
Want to go on a bicycle ride through the First Coast, but don’t want to ride by yourself? Use this list of local bicycle groups to get you out and... | read more |
How To Play Photo A Day
Playing photo-a-day couldn't be easier. Play along January 15 through February 14! Here's how:
Grab your camera or phone.
Look at the... | read more |
The bowtie is a misunderstood accessory. Generally reserved as your grandfather’s favorite accessory, the bowtie is making quite a comeback. Here are some examples of... | read more |
“I like to keep things colorful. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean fashion has to be just black and gray.” – Lula Esposito, owner of Capri Beach &... | read more |
‘Tis the season for holiday office parties, Secret Santa exchanges and large family gatherings. In last month’s issue we discussed how learning a few improvisational... | read more |
The First Coast has a wide variety of styles and is sprinkled with hundreds of boutiques that showcase that individuality and uniqueness. This month we take a closer... | read more |
Tucked away in a barely visible storefront in downtown Jacksonville you will find Burro Bags. This small group of craftsman, numbering just over four people, is hard at... | read more |
Fresh Local Flavor
On the First Coast we are lucky to have lots of sun, good weather and a thriving environment. It is no wonder then that we also have a growing culture of farms... | read more |
Grape & Grain Exchange occupies a cozy little corner in San Marco. They’ve earned quite a reputation not only for carrying some of the best brews and wines in the... | read more |
When we pulled into T-Ray’s Burger Station, we knew we would be getting a different sort of fuel from the former Exxon Mobil station. It was around noon on a weekday,... | read more |
T-Ray’s Burger Station doesn’t have a sign and the website traysburgerstation.com is minimalist–just the address, hours of operation and an About Page that reads,... | read more |
Scott Francis wasn’t born a farmer, but you might argue that he was born to be one.
He and his wife founded Twinn Bridges Herb Farm, named after the nearby... | read more |
Cooking with Intuition explores the First Coast’s culinary scene with soul-satisfying, brewer-approved recipes contributed by top restaurant chefs, home cooks,... | read more |
Oh my. The goodness that goes into Reina Cherry’s ‘simply indulgent’ cookies is more than the delicious ingredients; it is also the sweet love that you can taste... | read more |
Winter is a time that brings people together. School is out, families celebrate the holidays and the guys over at the Grape and Grain Exchange are bringing people... | read more |