I Know Jax 10th Anniversary!
Joe Talentino and his show I Know Jax have cemented their status as the go to program (besides River City Live) to learn about all that is going on in Jacksonville. Food is featured, but Joe has made the effort to shine a spotlight on on all Jacksonville businesses. This Sunday, I Know Jax celebrates 10 years of showing love to Jacksonville at Dennis Chan’s new Blue Bamboo restaurant in Mandarin from 6-9pm. Tickets are available at iknowjax.com.
Jax By Jax Literary Arts Festival | River City Live
The Jax by Jax Literary Festival returns to an in person setting after last year’s virtual presentations. The event focuses on writers of all genres presenting poems, stories and more on this year’s theme Gun Violence. The event expands some to include a dramatic reading of event founder Tim Gilmore’s play “Repossessions: Mass Shooting in Baymeadows” on Friday night. Workshops begin at 10am Saturday at Jessie Ball Dupont Center. As well as literary art, attendees can take in the visual creations of local artist Overstreet Ducasse inside the Corner Gallery curated by Shawanna Brooks. Rance spoke with Tim and current co-coordinator Brad Kuhn about this weekend’s event.
Hot and humid today; It’s not feeling like Fall... ya’ll
Skies are partly cloudy and some showers will develop over the next few hours. Most of us will be on the drier side around Jax with only a 30% chance of rain. Showers will stay away from the beaches and be in the inland vicinity west of the St. Johns river out and out toward highway 301. Those that develop will tend to fade after 8 pm.
Ramona Flea Market Turns 50! | River City Live
Ramona Flea Market has been voted Jax Best Flea Market 2 years in a row. Evidently they have connected with the community beyond the most recent years, though. The flea market has big plans to celebrate 50 years of existence. They are offering 50% off specials on food and other experiences all weekend. They are hoping to connect with a new group of entrepreneurs and vendors by offering 50% off of 50 vendor spaces to new sellers. General Manager Lee Largin chatted with Rance Adams about this weekend’s celebration which will go on...rain or shine!
Ready for a complete flop in the heat?
Some isolated showers may develop now through 6 pm mainly across our southern zones south of I-10. Another batch of rain targets southern Georgia tonight after 10pm. Heavier rain will miss JAX but light showers are possible toward dawn with the passage of a cold front. Highs only reach the lower to mid 60s in Georgia and upper 60s to lower 70s from Jax and points south. It will feel like winter Thursday night as lows drop to the upper 30s and lower 40s.
New restaurant hopes to ‘spice-up’ the Southside scene
Duval Flavor is a unique restaurant in Arlington that aims to connect all of Jacksonville through food. “It’s been a blessing,” said Sheonn Griffin, Duval Flavor Owner. Duval Flavor is hoping to spice up the restaurant scene on Jacksonville’s southside. Connecting people through food and flavor, one plate at a time,The restaurant will officially open up Saturday, March 13. You can follow the restaurant on its social media page for updates.
High probabalities of rain for next 6 days
Worst on Saturday will be in the Panhandle yet expect rains/downpours for JaxJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This is an update to the challenging weekend forecast. After decades of forecasting, I have always been leery over the “sure thing” forecast. As we head into the weekend, the forecast models sure seem to be telling everyone who is willing to listen that heavy rains are a “sure thing” for this weekend. But, if I told you there was a 93% chance of rain, you would most likely conclude, “Dang, it is going to rain a ton”. AdYet, this is where the forecast models really unload, forecasting anywhere between 1-3″ of rain over Jacksonville (higher amounts in Georgia) during the next six days.
With your help, we generated 50,000 meals for those in need
Through your donations during Monday’s food drive, we collected more than 21,000 pounds of food and $65. Besides that, you helped us raise an additional $5,340 by donating to Feeding Northeast Florida’s virtual food drive. As we’ve said before, we’re taking Positively Jax to the next level this year in hopes of making a difference in our community. For those who couldn’t make it to the food drive, there are still ways to help. Perhaps the easiest way is to donate to Feeding Northeast Florida’s virtual food drive.
Silver Airways to provide nonstop flights from Jacksonville to Greenville-Spartanburg
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Silver Airways will offer nonstop flights from Jacksonville International Airport to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority announced Wednesday. Beginning March 19, the Silver flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays on a 47-seat ATR 42 aircraft. Silver will depart JAX around 9:35 a.m. and arrive at GSP about 11:10 a.m., while flights will depart GSP about 11:50 a.m. and arrive at JAX around 1:25 p.m.“We welcome Silver’s continued growth in Northeast Florida,” JAA CEO Mark VanLoh said. “As their route map expands at JAX, it offers an opportunity to connect our community to other markets in Florida and the Southeast.”Silver recently returned to Jacksonville in December after a three-year absence and also offers nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and Tampa. For more information, visit www.silverairways.com.
Rain moving through this evening, chilly weekend ahead
The rain should be offshore by the middle of the evening and clearing skies will follow. Saturday will be cold, sunny, and windy. Those temperatures will feel even chillier thanks to westerly winds between 15-20 mph with gusts closer to 30mph. Sunday starts our near freezing with frost and only warms into the chilly upper 50s, but the westerly winds will be lighter, in the 5-10 mph range. Thursday expect lovely low 70s and mostly sunny skies- now there’s something we can look forward too!
Milder tonight before Sunday showers
Clouds rolling in tonight keeps the deep chill away but the dampness will still make it chilly overnight. When we wake up Sunday it should be cloudy with some light showers or sprinkles up until mid-morning. Rain will pick back up in the afternoon and evening hours with a 70% chance of rain. A strong cold front will push across the area Thursday with a good chance of rain and possible thunderstorms. This strong front brings a weekend of days in the 50s and possibly freezing inland temperatures over the weekend.