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NE Florida’s 1st “Community-Powered” Online Only Storytelling Magazine
A Photographic Journey Through The Lens Of Our Locals. Their Stories. And Their Experiences.

June 19, 2024 9:32 am

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

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Let it Glow

Photographer: Vimaris Arroyo

Friday Sunset

Photographer: Gary Busbee

Morning Dew

Photographer: Vimaris Arroyo

Vibrant Plumage On Display: Majestic Peacocks of South Florida

Photographer: Valentina Waterworth

Nature’s Bandit

Photographer: Vimaris Arroyo

The Dunes at Huguenot Park

Photographer: Saul Freiden
Location: Huguenot Park

Lifeguard Chair at Sunrise

Photographer: Jason Calhoun

Commonly Graceful

Photographer: Mike Monlezun
Location: Hanna Park

“Hootie”

Photographer: Saul Freiden
Location: Tideviews

Seashell 🐚 Sunrise

Photographer: Jason Calhoun

White Pelicans

Photographer: Saul Freiden
Location: Florida

A Walk Through Hanna Park

Photographer: Saul Freiden

Jax Beach Pier/Crystal Ball Surfer

Photographer: Jason Calhoun

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Photographer: Fran Ruchalski
Location: Fort Mose

Eagle in the Pines

Photographer: Saul Freiden
Location: Jacksonville
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*A Gathering of Poets

We’re a group of poets celebrating 20 years together using a critique format with one aim: to be better writers.

No dues, no long-term obligations, but sympathetic writing assistance, and lots of laughter. Anyone who wants to write well is invited to come to our meetings on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 2 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Library.

Read our first collective book, A Gathering of Poets, listed on Amazon Books. Contact accidentals@comcast.net to get on our notification list.

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It all started with a question published in a local newspaper: would anyone like to form a poetry group? Ten of us met at the Ponte Vedra Library and have been meeting at 2 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month ever since. Some of us have died, but nobody’s ever quit. We have 15 loyal writers with the single aim of making our writing the best it can be. We’re a critique group in the best sense of that term. Sympathetic, encouraging, laughing at our goofs and celebrating our victories. We’ve published a collection of our writings and are about to debut a second anthology. We are open to anyone who is serious about writing well and will consider starting an evening group for working folks.

Contact us at accidentals@comcast.net.

June 20, 2024
Arts & Culture
*North Beaches Art Walk

The best little art walk in town, for 14+ years, established in 2007.

In loving memory of our founding members:
Alice M. Gartland
January 27, 1922 – May 6, 2021

Linda H. Stewart
October 28, 1957 -August 15, 2021

The North Beaches Art Walk got its start in 2007 when Beaches art-industry professionals JoAnne Adams, Alice Gartland and Linda Stewart came together in hopes of recreating the popular art walk atmosphere of Downtown. Through their nurturing and dedication, the event grew considerably. And on every third Thursday of the month, the streets of the Beaches Town Center erupt with creativity. What was once a small pool of carefully selected artists has now become a bubbling ocean of art, a place where woodworkers commingle with mixed media designers and musicians play into the night. Welcoming to locals and out-of-towners alike, to say it’s a communal experience.

It is a free event held the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 pm. Featuring many local visual artists and live performers, NBAW is held in Beaches Town Center-where Atlantic Blvd meets the Ocean. The overall mission of Art Walk is to expose the community to the vast number of local Artists right here at the Beaches. Talent from all over Jacksonville shows at the North Beaches Art Walk. With over 50+ participating artists, NBAW is a diverse art destination and shopping experience for the entire family. Local venues in Beaches Town Center set the backdrop for this great monthly destination and community gathering.

The North Beaches Art Walk is a monthly event orchestrated by the North Beaches Art Walk Association, a nonprofit organization 501 (c)(3) based in Atlantic Beach, FL. Since its beginning in October of 2007, the North Beaches Art Walk has continued to receive positive support from the community and has an ever-growing list of participating merchants and artists.

Looking forward to seeing you!

June 20, 2024
Arts & Culture
*Sip & Stroll – Downtown Jacksonville

Third Thursdays
5-8 p.m.
Southbank Riverwalk

You are invited to stroll the stunning Southbank Riverwalk the third Thursday of every month.  Enjoy live music, food vendors, bars and a picnic area – all with a picturesque sunset backdrop.

 

June 20, 2024
Food & Drinks
*Sunset Thursdays at The Refinery Pub Jax Beach

Sunset Thursdays @ Refinery Pub
DJ PM spinning house, classics and latest hits
2 for 1 cocktails and wine & free tastings

FREE EVENT

June 20, 2024
Food & Drinks
All Events Planetarium Night Live: 700 Days of JWST

The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium at MOSH presents Planetarium Night Live, a program that allows you to expand your mind and explore the cosmos through space simulations, storytelling, interactive demonstrations, and immersive, live-narrated video projection under the Planetarium’s 60-foot dome. New insights await!

700 Days of JWST
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a marvel of ingenuity and design. Its spectacular images and data have struck a nerve for a new generation of curious explorers. Learn what makes JWST different and what it’s taught us in the first 700 days of science operations.

Doors to the Museum open at 6:30 PM. Show starts at 7 PM.

*Suggested for ages 13+

June 21, 2024
Arts & Culture
* The Main Event – First Coast Comedy Club

It’s the high-energy, fast-paced, absolutely amazing improv comedy show you’ve been waiting to see.

Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 pm until July 27.

In The Main Event your First Coast Comedy professionals have no plan and willingly dive headfirst into almost any challenge the audience will throw at them, resulting in unforgettably hilarious moments.

And it gets better! This show is for everyone! You can bring the whole family because these improvisers play smart… to ensure the show is always clean and never mean! Tickets will go fast, so get yours now!

 

June 21, 2024
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