Forty years ago, Jacksonville and its surrounding vicinity looked very different from the First Coast landscape of today. Ponte Vedra Beach was a sleepy little beach... | read more |
Rhinos are in trouble in the wild. Great numbers of them are being hunted in their native habitats in Africa and India. But they are thriving at White Oak, where herds... | read more |
With “ideas worth spreading,” TEDx Jacksonville is a catalyst for actions worth taking.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and is a global... | read more |
Jacksonville is a sports town. From football to golf to surfing to running, we have the world of sports in our backyard. The newly formed Jacksonville Sports Council... | read more |
No one knew where Toby came from, or how he ended up alone in the woods.
But when hikers found the mixed breed puppy near the Florida/Georgia border in mid-January,... | read more |
The First Coast No More Homeless Pets low cost veterinary clinic on 6817 Norwood Ave. in Jacksonville is a bustling place. Its staff of veterinarians and veterinary... | read more |
Jacksonville Beach-based: CHINA CAT ESTATE SALES
Sale in Cypress Village
When people smell a bargain they can get pretty competitive. Something Pat Fisher learned... | read more |
A brilliant display of light pink blossoms burst forth from a Flatwoods Plum in late February, defying record-breaking cold temperatures at the Native Park in Avondale... | read more |
If you want to make gardening easy on yourself, the simplest way to do that is to go native. Planting flora that is native to Northeast Florida will make for a garden... | read more |
Upcycling is the one of the latest green crazes in the world of design. It takes the motto “reduce, reuse, recycle” one step further. A big step further, moving... | read more |
A walk down Laura Street in downtown Jacksonville is rich with history, sights and sounds.
On the corner of Laura and Adams Streets stands the Jacobs Jewelers Clock.... | read more |
Before railroads and interstate road systems crisscrossed the city, the St. Johns River was the economic highway and lifeblood of Jacksonville.
“It’s the defining... | read more |
The story of the city of Jacksonville is one of continual rebirth. It began as Wacca Pilatka or “place of the cows’ crossing,” where a narrowing of the St. Johns... | read more |
Danny Simmons grew up eating peanuts and drinking bottled Coca-Cola in his father’s upholstery shop in Jacksonville. “ I watched him work,” says Simmons. “He... | read more |
For William Meyer, painting is a passion. He works both as a commercial artist doing interior decorating in homes and offices, including creating faux finishes on walls... | read more |
William Meyer loves to paint - any type of painting, from stencils on walls to his own 36" by 24" abstract art. He also enjoys interior decorating in homes and offices,... | read more |
Throughout history, people have always decorated their yards – whether to express their personalities, showcase their wealth, pay homage to religious figure – or... | read more |
Dale Cumberland’s tenacity and style breathed new life into her Victorian-style house in the Riverside area. But while most people can’t wait to finish their home... | read more |
If you are about to embark on a DIY home repair project, it is best to do it with a solid manual at hand. Here is a list of our top 3 choices for making that leap. They... | read more |
Heart & Soul
Wearing a full body wet suit, scuba diver Gordon Davis enters the lake at hole No. 17 of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, and prepares to descend to the murky... | read more |
The Lightner Museum showcases splendors of America’s Gilded Age in the heart of the nation’s oldest city. Built in 1887 as the Hotel Alcazar, the grand Spanish... | read more |
The über entrepreneur’s investment in his passion for pirates is paying off.
Pat Croce is a self-proclaimed “guy off the street corner” turned serial... | read more |
Last April after One Spark’s wildfire of innovation smoldered and Jacksonville’s urban core returned to its everyday operating rhythm, Raquel Steffens, founder of... | read more |
Young and up for fun? Millennials are known for their positive outlook and driven by a broader sense of community, traits which basically sum up the vibe of One Spark in... | read more |
The festival is an amazing experience for kids. From the spectacle of giant kid icons afloat in the fountain at Hemming Park, to a myriad of creative activities, One... | read more |
For the generation born before the internet cast its web on the world, this experience is built around venues that speak to topics of interest to Baby Boomers.
Download... | read more |
The magazine industry is glamorous.
It is exciting.
But most of all, it’s a hustle.
At the 2015 One Spark Festival, First Coast Magazine and the Dalton Agency... | read more |
Diamonds, gold, shark teeth and 50 years of family tradition—it’s a killer combination of raw and fine materials, and the intangible magic of jewelry designer Cresta... | read more |
Imagine you’re a time traveler from the year 2000, and you’ve been beamed into present-day Jacksonville Beach. As you walk down the street, an interesting car decal... | read more |
When you arrive at Hiromi Moneyhun’s house, the first thing you notice is a unique harmony of traditional Japanese ambiance blended with a beach life vibe; a perfect... | read more |
Fortunate indeed is the individual whose passion and profession are one and the same. Robert Jenkins can attest to that.
Robert “Bob” Jenkins is an... | read more |
She never wanted her own company, but that’s exactly what Amanda Webster got by following her “servant heart” to the doorsteps of First Coast residents wanting to... | read more |
Working in the garden might involve a lot of digging in the dirt, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. Wear a fetching hat to keep that hot sun off your... | read more |
Her earliest memory is waking up to the smell of gardenias – which inspired a lifelong passion for flowers.
“There was a wonderful bush right outside my bedroom... | read more |
Liz Stewart Floral Design is celebrating its seventh year in its Jacksonville Beach location at 1404 Third St. South. However, Stewart has years of experience as a... | read more |
Fresh Local Flavor
As Spirits Director of Black Sheep Restaurant Group, Alex Smith is the mixologist behind two of the hottest craft cocktail menus in town at Orsay and Black Sheep... | read more |
Making great, healthy food is all about sourcing the freshest ingredients. For Jacksonville foodies looking for the tastiest greens, it doesn’t get more local than... | read more |
Gourmet food trucks, craft beer plus the spirit of entrepreneurialism — it’s an equation that can’t fail. Food Fun(d), Jacksonville’s newest quarterly... | read more |
It was October 2010 when the phone rang in the wee hours of the morning inside Jim Stallings’ room in the Kempinski Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. On a business trip for... | read more |
Toast the past and the present with a glass – or even a pitcher – of Red Sangria at the Taberna del Caballo, an 18th century styled taberna in the heart of St.... | read more |
Simon Hoek Spaans and his wife Alina Gonzalez were living in Miami, working traditional day jobs, when they decided they wanted to become Northeast Florida... | read more |
Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about food preparation. So when I was invited to participate in a canning class held at the Duval Extension Canning Center, I was... | read more |
Kneeling on the floor of his sister’s partially remodeled kitchen, Mark Stillwell Jr. slides a grouting shovel across large white rectangular tiles on the wall... | read more |