Residents grateful to see progress in Jacksonville’s septic tank phaseout program
Jacksonville Mayor Donna Degan is trying to make good on a promise made to River City residents back in the late 1960s during consolidation. Funds for the septic tank phaseout program are part of the city’s newly released final transition report.
River and Post updating brunch menu
Chef Steve Thurston at River and Post constantly tweaks his menu to appeal to a wide base of palates here in the River City. The brunch at R & P usually has a line outside the door of patrons looking to go in on $3 mimosas and sample the flavors of the menu. Rance took Jana on a foodie adventure to check out some of the newest additions to the River and Post brunch menu along with classics that continue to keep visitors drooling. www.riverandpostjax.com
Wedding tips & tricks with Southern Charm
Today on River City Live Tanya Hendricks of Southern Charm Events shares, “A Wedding Planner is a professional whose training and expertise and professional contacts help them make your wedding as close to perfect as possible. You can relax and be a guest at your own wedding. They wear many hats; Advisor, Coordinator, Supervisor, Financial Planner, Mediator and sometimes a Designer. "
Jeremy Ryan Headlines LOL Jax Film Festival Afterparty
The LOL Jax Film Festival returns for another engagement for creatives this Saturday and Sunday. Locals gather to showcase their filmmaking skills bringing humor and sharing their love for the River City. Jeremy Ryan performs with a musical style that can’t be put in a box, and he will be headlining the festival after party Saturday night. Rance caught up with him backstage to talk about his music and what it means to him to immerse himself in another performance media beyond music. LOL Jax Film Festival will be held at WJCT Studios Saturday and Sunday evening. Tickets are available at www.loljax.com
A look back: The toll Jacksonville’s toll system had on the city’s history
If you live in Jacksonville long enough, you’re sure to complain about the traffic. It’s basically a River City right of passage. But those who lived and drove in the area from the 1950s to the 1980s remember a different source of traffic complaints: Tolls.
Touring the Black History of Jacksonville
Black History Month is February, but Jacksonville has way too much history to squeeze into 28 days. Yolanda “Yollie” Copeland moved to the River City a decade ago. She discovered there was so much to learn about the culture in the city for herself, but she realized that others might be missing out on that knowledge. She became a history detective (her words) and launched Explore Jax Core Tours. Those who book with her get guided tours detailing the history of neighborhoods like Durkeeville, Springfield, Hansonville and more. She learns more as much as she shares and enjoys opening people up to the Black History of Jacksonville.
Get Your Sweat On At Hotworx at the Town Center | River City Live
Just when we thought we had seen and tried every type of workout in the River City, we found a new one! Hotworx, at the St Johns Town Center, is a 24 hour infrared sauna facility The short workouts are all led virtually via tv screens that are hung on the walls of saunas set at close to 124 degrees. The idea behind doing exercises inside these heated rooms is that the core heats up faster, fueling calorie burn.
Jacksonville criminal justice activist releases George Floyd documentary
Tuesday marks one year since George Floyd died in Minnesota. After a former police officer was convicted of murder for kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, the call for criminal justice reform rippled across the country and even in the River City.
It has begun... sunny day triggers first pollen blast of season
I noticed a fine dusting of yellow pollen on my car after the noon show Tuesday. I checked our SnapJax page and yep -- pollen pictures were starting to pop up everywhere. I reached for an allergy pill and sighed... Spring pollen season has begun. Rain can clear the air from the problematic pollen, but high winds associated with storms can hurt more than help. This is merely the beginning of our Spring pollen season.
Take a look: Some of the photos you shared during Wednesdays storm
The summer heat has returned to the River City, and so have those scattered afternoon storms. In the gallery above youll find a handful of the photos you shared with us during the storm that rolled through Wednesday. A lot of the photos came via StormPins. Dont forget, to share your photos with us -- download the News4Jax Weather Authority App. Its free for Apple and Android devices.
Antibody Testing in the River City
Antibody Testing in the River CityPublished: May 13, 2020, 8:35 amMany of you have been asking the health department about antibody testing and testing available for people who are disabled or homebound. We wanted to get those answers to the public…along with important information for parents about protecting your kids from covid-19 considering the latest research which suggests children are developing a dangerous side effect from the virus.