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First Coast Life

An online magazine that celebrates the region’s arts, local businesses, philanthropy, lifestyle, and community.

September 29, 2023 9:28 am

Creating Connections In NE Florida

The First Coast is more than just a place on the map, it’s a feeling of belonging and endless possibilities. Together, let’s explore the untold stories, share our passions, and create a close-knit community that celebrates the beauty of this extraordinary region.

Let’s make a difference, one image, one story at a time!

FCL strives to connect area “First Coasters” to amazing artists, photographers, writers, musicians, local businesses,
and most of all – each other! One story at a time.

Updated weekly to over 25K enthusiastic First Coasters with stunning photography and inspirational stories that bring us all a little closer.

First Coast Life is a photographic magazine chronicling the people and places that make Jacksonville so unique.
“The Story Behind The Story”

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First Coast Life Art Poster
Glenn Shuck Photographer

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Through the Lens - Recent Captures

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Local Photographers

Fridays Walk

Photographer: John Tesh

Reflection on 14th St.

Photographer: Saul Freiden
Location: Atlantic Beach

2023 Wavemaster Polar Plunge Jacksonville Beach

Photographer: Christopher Stone

Dancing in the Moonlight

Photographer: Vimaris Concepcion

Coastal Rain

Photographer: Saul Freiden
Location: St. Augustine

Paw-sitively Loving This Beach Day

Photographer: Vimaris Concepcion
Location: Guana Reserve

A Walk Through Hanna Park

Photographer: Saul Freiden

Today’s Menu: Fish-AYCE

Photographer: Saul Freiden
Location: Hanna Park


Photographer: Saul Freiden
Location: Hanna Park

A Walk After The Storm

Photographer: Glenn Shuck
Location: Dutton Island

Jet Pink

Photographer: Saul Freiden
Location: Jacksonville

2022 Air Show Jacksonville

Photographer: Jorge Londono
Location: Jacksonville

St. Augustine Summer 2022

Photographer: Gail Vitikacs
Location: St. Augustine

St. Augustine Lighthouse

Photographer: Saul Freiden
Location: St. Augustine

Beautiful Sunrises Need Cloudy Skies

Photographer: Vimaris Concepcion
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Micro Music and Art Festival

Live music and art… can’t miss.  See you there!

September 29, 2023
Arts & Culture
Emerald Trail 5k and 10k

The 4th Annual VyStar Emerald Trail 5K and 10K presented by JTC Running and 1st Place Sports will take runners, walkers and cyclists along the Northbank Riverwalk to Riverside Arts Market. 10K participants will continue over the new Shared Use Path (SUP) to San Marco. All proceeds from this event benefit Groundwork Jacksonville, the City’s nonprofit partner in building the Emerald Trail and restoring McCoys Creek and Hogans Creek.

September 30, 2023
Pumpkin Festival + Handmade Market

Come and celebrate all things pumpkin!

September 30, 2023
Moringa Growers Workshop with Moringa John

Moringa John is committed to raising awareness about the medicinal and nutritional properties of moringa to Historic Moncrief Springs.  This 2 hour program includes gardening demos, guidelines for successfully growing moringa plants in Florida and a chance to win a moringa plant for your home.  Don’t miss it!

*All participants will receive ginger and green tea infused moringa lemonade and a sample of organic powdered moringa to take home


September 30, 2023
Arts & Culture

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Best Subs in Jax!

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Over 90 Artists On Display

Safe Harbor Seafood

From the boat to your plate

Nature By Ronnie

Fine Artist & Instructor - Oil Painting

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Thank you for checking out our community magazine!

Welcome to First Coast Life, where every day is a new opportunity to discover something extraordinary. From stunning sunsets to heartwarming community stories, this website is your window to the magic that surrounds us. Let’s celebrate life together!

It’s been said, that “a great cup of coffee connects people, starts conversations, and creates community” … and that’s our goal with this website!

And stop by our store too, and get some cool swag to “Boast Our Coast.” … and Be a First Coaster!
Glenn Shuck Publisher

Thanks for putting a Home Town weekly scoop out! I’m a part of a multi-generation family of locals and FirstCoast.Life feels just like that.

Good quality, inspirational and entertaining. Great job empowering folks that have steeped in our beaches! Worked, lived, and loved all that Jacksonville has to offer. See you all out and about!!
Sarah G
Jax Beach