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  • Fried and boiled shrimp, and steam locomotive in St. Marys Saturday for annual festival
    The shrimp will be fried and boiled and the locomotive will be steam in St. Marys Saturday at the annual Rock Shrimp Festival.The Kiwanis Club of St. Marys’ annual festival starts with 5- and 10-kilometer races at 7:30 a.m. and the arts, crafts an…
    - 27 Sep 16, 1:04pm -
  • 2 Florida men arrested after posting gator video
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say two South Florida men illegally captured an alligator and posted a video online as they posed with the reptile.The Palm Beach Post reports that 31-year-old David Jonathan Swick and 28-year-old Brian Patrick…
    - 27 Sep 16, 11:46am -
  • Analysis: In debate, Clinton was prepared, Trump was Trump
    WASHINGTON — She was at her best. He was not at his worst.Weeks of Super Bowl-style hype aside, Monday night's 90 minutes of heated clashes between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably didn't shove many undecided voters off the fence.If Clin…
    - 27 Sep 16, 11:39am -
  • Man wanted in shooting death of Jacksonville girl, 14, arrested in Tallahassee
    A 24-year-old man wanted in the August death of a 14-year-old Jacksonville girl was arrested Monday in Tallahassee.Bryan Goggins was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force at about 3:30p.m. after he barricaded h…
    - 27 Sep 16, 11:13am -
  • Clinton puts Trump on the defensive in combative debate
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Donald Trump aggressively tried to pin the nation's economic and national security problems on Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate, belittling the former senator and secretary of state as a "typical politician" incapa…
    - 27 Sep 16, 9:19am -
  • Law & Order: Man killed at Baymeadows residence
    A man was shot to death in the doorway of his Baymeadows Road home Sunday night when he responded to someone banging on his front door, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.The victim, who appeared to be in his 40s, was shot multiple ti…
    - 27 Sep 16, 12:59am -
  • Dog reunited with Jacksonville woman after disappearance, 1,100-mile journey home
    There were moments after Cynthia Abercrombie’s dog, Apollo, went missing last month that she feared he might not come home.She put those fears to rest about 9 p.m. Friday when her Pyrenees mix, who was found 1,100 miles away from Jacksonville, cam…
    - 26 Sep 16, 10:56pm -

Pop Stories The Florida Times-Union

  • Jaguars Notebook: Blake Bortles has had a tough month
    Blake Bortles looked like a franchise quarterback last season.He looks like a frustrated one right now.A year after he set the Jaguars single-season record for touchdown passes (35) and seemed to be developing steadily, Bortles has struggled throug…
    - 27 Sep 16, 1:06pm -
  • Fried and boiled shrimp, and steam locomotive in St. Marys Saturday for annual festival
    The shrimp will be fried and boiled and the locomotive will be steam in St. Marys Saturday at the annual Rock Shrimp Festival.The Kiwanis Club of St. Marys’ annual festival starts with 5- and 10-kilometer races at 7:30 a.m. and the arts, crafts an…
    - 27 Sep 16, 1:04pm -
  • 2 Florida men arrested after posting gator video
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say two South Florida men illegally captured an alligator and posted a video online as they posed with the reptile.The Palm Beach Post reports that 31-year-old David Jonathan Swick and 28-year-old Brian Patrick…
    - 27 Sep 16, 11:46am -
  • Analysis: In debate, Clinton was prepared, Trump was Trump
    WASHINGTON — She was at her best. He was not at his worst.Weeks of Super Bowl-style hype aside, Monday night's 90 minutes of heated clashes between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably didn't shove many undecided voters off the fence.If Clin…
    - 27 Sep 16, 11:39am -
  • Man wanted in shooting death of Jacksonville girl, 14, arrested in Tallahassee
    A 24-year-old man wanted in the August death of a 14-year-old Jacksonville girl was arrested Monday in Tallahassee.Bryan Goggins was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force at about 3:30p.m. after he barricaded h…
    - 27 Sep 16, 11:13am -
  • Britt's Eye View: A magical afternoon at the Ritz
    Yes. It was magical. That Saturday afternoon in the LaVilla neighborhood in Jacksonville. A first visit to the remarkable Ritz Theatre on Davis Street nestled among the downtown one-way streets. Members Lead Photo: …
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:59am -
  • Jaguars: Five Key Plays vs. Baltimore
    1 | PUNT RETURN SPARK Situation: Leading 10-0 in the second quarter, Baltimore had fourth-and-8 from its 25-yard line and Sam Koch back to punt. read more
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:52am -
  • NFL Rewind: 3 NFL coaches who are doing an excellent job
    The Coach of the Year race won’t matter much here in Jacksonville.But, what a race it’s shaping up to be.There are three coaches doing extraordinary work through the first three weeks of the season: Philadelphia’s Doug Pederson, Minnesota’s…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:51am -
  • Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin is choice to replace Jeremy Foley as Florida athletic director
    The University of Florida is staying within the SEC for its new athletic director.Multiple media outlets reported on Monday that Scott Stricklin will leave the same job at Mississippi State to replace Jeremy Foley, who is retiring Oct. 1 after 25 ye…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:23am -
  • New prep football playoff format will start in 2017
    GAINESVILLE | The push to deliver a better product in the high school football playoffs cleared its final hurdle Monday morning when the Florida High School Athletic Association voted overwhelmingly to make the biggest changes to its system in more t…
    - 26 Sep 16, 2:54pm -

What's New The Florida Times-Union

  • Jaguars Notebook: Blake Bortles has had a tough month
    Blake Bortles looked like a franchise quarterback last season.He looks like a frustrated one right now.A year after he set the Jaguars single-season record for touchdown passes (35) and seemed to be developing steadily, Bortles has struggled throug…
    - 27 Sep 16, 1:06pm -
  • Fried and boiled shrimp, and steam locomotive in St. Marys Saturday for annual festival
    The shrimp will be fried and boiled and the locomotive will be steam in St. Marys Saturday at the annual Rock Shrimp Festival.The Kiwanis Club of St. Marys’ annual festival starts with 5- and 10-kilometer races at 7:30 a.m. and the arts, crafts an…
    - 27 Sep 16, 1:04pm -
  • 2 Florida men arrested after posting gator video
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say two South Florida men illegally captured an alligator and posted a video online as they posed with the reptile.The Palm Beach Post reports that 31-year-old David Jonathan Swick and 28-year-old Brian Patrick…
    - 27 Sep 16, 11:46am -
  • Analysis: In debate, Clinton was prepared, Trump was Trump
    WASHINGTON — She was at her best. He was not at his worst.Weeks of Super Bowl-style hype aside, Monday night's 90 minutes of heated clashes between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably didn't shove many undecided voters off the fence.If Clin…
    - 27 Sep 16, 11:39am -
  • Man wanted in shooting death of Jacksonville girl, 14, arrested in Tallahassee
    A 24-year-old man wanted in the August death of a 14-year-old Jacksonville girl was arrested Monday in Tallahassee.Bryan Goggins was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force at about 3:30p.m. after he barricaded h…
    - 27 Sep 16, 11:13am -
  • Britt's Eye View: A magical afternoon at the Ritz
    Yes. It was magical. That Saturday afternoon in the LaVilla neighborhood in Jacksonville. A first visit to the remarkable Ritz Theatre on Davis Street nestled among the downtown one-way streets.read more
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:59am -
  • Jaguars: Five Key Plays vs. Baltimore
    1 | PUNT RETURN SPARK Situation: Leading 10-0 in the second quarter, Baltimore had fourth-and-8 from its 25-yard line and Sam Koch back to punt.read more
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:52am -
  • NFL Rewind: 3 NFL coaches who are doing an excellent job
    The Coach of the Year race won’t matter much here in Jacksonville.But, what a race it’s shaping up to be.There are three coaches doing extraordinary work through the first three weeks of the season: Philadelphia’s Doug Pederson, Minnesota’s…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:51am -
  • Big picture for Jaguars: 'Have to win now,' says Bradley after 0-3 start
    Answering the 31st question of a news conference breaking down his 39th loss as the Jaguars’ coach, Gus Bradley made a welcomed detour from his four-year message of learning from mistakes, showing gradual improvement, etc.“The big picture is tha…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:32am -
  • FSU's offense becomes bullish again
    TALLAHASSEE | There was nothing wrong with Florida State’s offense that some old-fashioned football couldn’t remedy.After being held below 300 yards in total offense for the first time in nine games on Sept. 17 against Louisville — and for onl…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:31am -

Business - Florida Times-Union

  • 'Hugs in motion:' Orlando group uses dance to help dementia patients
    WINTER PARK | Roy Ray, 74, and his wife, Joan, 70, stepped lively on the dance floor to the World War II-era tune “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” as fellow dancers cut a rug around them.For an hour, the Winter Springs couple wrapped themselves in…
    - 12 Dec 14, 11:01pm -
  • Crash claims Bobby Bowden's grandson
    Orlando SentinelA grandson of retired Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden was among two killed Thursday in a traffic crash in Polk County, the Sheriff’s Office said.Investigators said the driver, Rafael Fernandes…
    - 27 Dec 13, 3:23am -

Dining Out - Florida Times-Union

  • Dining Notes: Readers chime in on advice to restaurant owners and more
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about some simple things restaurant managers could do to make the dining experience a more enjoyable one for their patrons. Several readers stopped me to say they agreed with my tips and hoped restaurants would take them to h…
    - 16 Sep 16, 6:53pm -
  • Whiteway Deli changing hands after 40 years, but new owner promises to keep it going
    The first thing you really notice are the photos. Dozens of them, hundreds of them taped to boards placed here and there around the sandwich shop. Look closely and there’s more, in piles, in boxes, filling more than a dozen albums.Sam Salem figure…
    - 16 Sep 16, 12:09pm -
  • Bottoms up! It's Jacksonville Beer Week
    Bottoms up! It’s Jacksonville Beer Week, a celebration of all things malt, hops and yeast. Events are scheduled all around town. For details, go to jaxbeersociety.com.SATURDAY ■ Intuition Ale Works Oktoberfest Celebration: Noon-8 p.m. at Intuit…
    - 15 Sep 16, 9:15pm -
  • Surfer the Bar opening planned for January in Jacksonville Beach
    Surfer the Bar, which is going into the former Freebird Live space on First Street, is shooting for an early January opening. Jax Beach LLC bought the building in February for $2.2 million, but Salt Life and Surf Concepts will run it with a license f…
    - 14 Sep 16, 2:57pm -
  • King Street bar owner plans two new breweries
    Scott McAlister, owner of three bars on King Street, is going into the brewing business with not one but two breweries. One is going in on King Street on Riverside and the other in a former bowling alley on Blanding Boulevard.They’ll both be call…
    - 13 Sep 16, 6:12pm -
  • Restaurant Review: FreshJax serves up healthy eats (yoga poses optional)
    Even if you don’t spot it on the T-shirts displayed prominently in its dining room, it’s hard to overlook the mission of the Baymeadows area’s new FreshJax: “Love Yourself with Food & Yoga.”Depending on the time of day, chances are you won…
    - 9 Sep 16, 7:03pm -
  • Price tag for Cowford Chophouse interior: $6.4 million
    The city has issued the permit for the interior build-out of Cowford Chophouse, and it’s a big one: $6,423,250 to finish the 5,876-square-foot restaurant.Danis Construction took over the project of turning the old Bostwick Building at 101 E. Bay S…
    - 9 Sep 16, 4:10pm -
  • 5Loaves 2Fish to open restaurant in Southbank tower
    Another food truck is making the move to brick and mortar. 5Loaves 2Fish is putting a 174-seat restaurant in the Ameris Bank Tower, formerly Riverplace Tower, on the Southbank. Work started Thursday, said owner Toben Stubee, with opening planned for…
    - 9 Sep 16, 2:59pm -

Local Sports - Florida Times-Union

  • Jaguars Notebook: Blake Bortles has had a tough month
    Blake Bortles looked like a franchise quarterback last season.He looks like a frustrated one right now.A year after he set the Jaguars single-season record for touchdown passes (35) and seemed to be developing steadily, Bortles has struggled throug…
    - 27 Sep 16, 1:06pm -
  • Jaguars: Five Key Plays vs. Baltimore
    1 | PUNT RETURN SPARK Situation: Leading 10-0 in the second quarter, Baltimore had fourth-and-8 from its 25-yard line and Sam Koch back to punt.read more
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:52am -
  • NFL Rewind: 3 NFL coaches who are doing an excellent job
    The Coach of the Year race won’t matter much here in Jacksonville.But, what a race it’s shaping up to be.There are three coaches doing extraordinary work through the first three weeks of the season: Philadelphia’s Doug Pederson, Minnesota’s…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:51am -
  • Big picture for Jaguars: 'Have to win now,' says Bradley after 0-3 start
    Answering the 31st question of a news conference breaking down his 39th loss as the Jaguars’ coach, Gus Bradley made a welcomed detour from his four-year message of learning from mistakes, showing gradual improvement, etc.“The big picture is tha…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:32am -
  • FSU's offense becomes bullish again
    TALLAHASSEE | There was nothing wrong with Florida State’s offense that some old-fashioned football couldn’t remedy.After being held below 300 yards in total offense for the first time in nine games on Sept. 17 against Louisville — and for onl…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:31am -
  • Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin is choice to replace Jeremy Foley as Florida athletic director
    The University of Florida is staying within the SEC for its new athletic director.Multiple media outlets reported on Monday that Scott Stricklin will leave the same job at Mississippi State to replace Jeremy Foley, who is retiring Oct. 1 after 25 ye…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:23am -
  • Arnold Palmer touched the lives of many on the First Coast
    Len Mattiace experienced the many layers of Arnold Palmer with one act of kindness he will never forget.read more
    - 27 Sep 16, 5:03am -

Jaguars News - Florida Times-Union

  • Jaguars Notebook: Blake Bortles has had a tough month
    Blake Bortles looked like a franchise quarterback last season.He looks like a frustrated one right now.A year after he set the Jaguars single-season record for touchdown passes (35) and seemed to be developing steadily, Bortles has struggled throug…
    - 27 Sep 16, 1:06pm -
  • Jaguars: Five Key Plays vs. Baltimore
    1 | PUNT RETURN SPARK Situation: Leading 10-0 in the second quarter, Baltimore had fourth-and-8 from its 25-yard line and Sam Koch back to punt.read more
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:52am -
  • NFL Rewind: 3 NFL coaches who are doing an excellent job
    The Coach of the Year race won’t matter much here in Jacksonville.But, what a race it’s shaping up to be.There are three coaches doing extraordinary work through the first three weeks of the season: Philadelphia’s Doug Pederson, Minnesota’s…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:51am -
  • Big picture for Jaguars: 'Have to win now,' says Bradley after 0-3 start
    Answering the 31st question of a news conference breaking down his 39th loss as the Jaguars’ coach, Gus Bradley made a welcomed detour from his four-year message of learning from mistakes, showing gradual improvement, etc.“The big picture is tha…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:32am -
  • Jaguars coach Gus Bradley defends offensive approach late in Baltimore loss
    Jaguars coach Gus Bradley today defended his team’s offensive approach on two fourth-quarter drives of Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.Leading 17-16, the Jaguars twice took over possession in Ravens territory after an interception.T…
    - 26 Sep 16, 6:11pm -
  • Locked On Jaguars podcast (Sept. 26): Reviewing give-away loss to Baltimore
    The Jaguars are 0-3 for the third time in Gus Bradley's four years as coach.Today's podcast line-up.1. Key statistics from the loss.2. Inside the game.3. Extra Points.4. Reporter's notebook. 
    - 26 Sep 16, 11:47am -
  • Inside the Game: Jaguars defense starting to turn corner
    The Jaguars got a winning effort from their defense on Sunday at EverBank Field.The offense let them down.Normally, it would be encouraging that defensive tackle Malik Jackson looked unblockable. He looked like a player worthy of the $85.5 million…
    - 26 Sep 16, 1:28am -
  • Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson returns to form
    Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson said his big game Sunday against Baltimore didn’t mean much because his team couldn’t find a way to get a victory it desperately needed in an increasingly frustrating start to the season. But it does. Even though…
    - 26 Sep 16, 1:16am -
  • Gene Frenette: Blake Bortles better deliver before season slips away
    There are times in a quarterback’s NFL life, especially one considered a long-term answer at the position, when it’s an absolute must to stand tall in game-deciding moments.Sunday was one of those times for third-year Jaguars quarterback Blake B…
    - 26 Sep 16, 1:14am -
  • Jaguars Insider: Still winless after giveaway loss to Ravens; is Bradley one loss away?
    In a hushed locker room 30 minutes after the Jaguars’ latest loss ended their latest September to forget, receiver Allen Hurns could have been speaking for every offensive teammate.“I was expecting shots,” Hurns said.Expecting it because bein…
    - 26 Sep 16, 12:21am -
  • Jaguars Notebook: Penalties continue to be problem
    Penalties continue to be problem for JagsThe Jaguars’ Penalty Problem continued in Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens even though their infraction and yardage totals were lower than in losses to Green Bay and San Diego.The Jaguars wer…
    - 25 Sep 16, 11:53pm -
  • 5 Extra Points: Ravens-Jaguars
    1. WHEN DID IT BECOME CLEAR THE JAGUARS WOULD LOSE TO BALTIMORE?read more
    - 25 Sep 16, 11:26pm -
  • Up-Down Drill: Ravens-Jaguars
    DOWN: GUS BRADLEY His teams always seem allergic to momentum. Anytime the Jaguars make a good play, they follow it with a miserable one. It’s like they are afraid of success. Bradley is now 12-39, with six consecutive losses, dating to last season…
    - 25 Sep 16, 11:04pm -
  • Gene Frenette's Report Card: Ravens at Jaguars
    Times-Union sports columnist Gene Frenette grades the Jaguars’ performance against the Baltimore Ravens based on production, effort and game circumstances.Run Offense – Fread more
    - 25 Sep 16, 9:54pm -
  • Jaguars squander opportunities against Ravens, drop to 0-3
    As he jogged off the field and straight into the locker after his final pass of the game, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles knew had had missed an opportunity to give his team a critical victory.Again.The Jaguars came up short despite plenty of opp…
    - 25 Sep 16, 8:25pm -

Entertainment - Florida Times-Union

  • Britt's Eye View: A magical afternoon at the Ritz
    Yes. It was magical. That Saturday afternoon in the LaVilla neighborhood in Jacksonville. A first visit to the remarkable Ritz Theatre on Davis Street nestled among the downtown one-way streets.read more
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:59am -
  • Mega Adoption Event set for this weekend at Jacksonville Fairgrounds
    About 1,000 dogs and cats from area animal shelters and rescue groups will be available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the latest Mega Adoption Event at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.Parking and admission are free. Adoptions are $20 for t…
    - 26 Sep 16, 7:35pm -
  • Explore: Outside calendar
    SPORTSFootball: JaguarsWhat: National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars regular season. Next home game: Sunday, Oct. 23, against the Oakland Raiders.Single game ticket prices, $40-$395+.When: Various dates and times.Where: EverBank Field…
    - 26 Sep 16, 10:00am -
  • Giving Back: Upstream competition helps develop mentors -- and leaders
    Not many college students can read “The Influencer” and recognize the characteristics of a leader in themselves. But for Courtney Lynch, University of North Florida student and co-winner of United Way of Northeast Florida’s inaugural Upstream i…
    - 26 Sep 16, 2:27am -
  • 'Salty Dogs' portrait series puts a face on surfing devotion in Northeast Florida
    Photographer Chad Dennis grew up in Iowa, where, to point out the obvious, surfing was not a part of his life.But he was always drawn to the water — the lakes, streams and rivers of his Midwestern youth — and felt a peacefulness when he was arou…
    - 25 Sep 16, 11:35pm -
  • I Do, I Do: School and family ties help bring about a blessed union
    Sara Brown and Brian Corrigan attended Bishop Kenny High School at the same time, but they never really crossed paths there. read more
    - 24 Sep 16, 7:58pm -
  • Book review: 'Wicked Boy' recounts long-ago grisly crime
    In 1897, Robert Coombes, a 13-year-old from a respectably working-class East London household, stabbed his mother to death in her bed. He and his younger brother, who was aware of the deed but hadn’t participated, then went on a modest spree, atten…
    - 24 Sep 16, 7:56pm -
  • Book review: Lupica continues winning streak with 'Last Man Out'
    Tommy Gallagher and his dad love football. The 12-year-old is a defensive star for his local team. His dad taught him to play: “Tommy found the fastest route to the ball the way the GPS in your car found you the fastest way home,” he would say. A…
    - 24 Sep 16, 7:56pm -
  • Book review: Coben returns to form on 'Home'
    “Gentlemen,” I call out …At first, their expressions were those of Neanderthal Man hearing a strange noise for the first time. Then they take me in, narrowing their eyes. I can see the smiles come to their lips. I am not a physically imposing…
    - 24 Sep 16, 7:55pm -
  • Bookmarks: Signings, releases, storytimes
    PARK TALES Jacksonville author and Times-Union columnist Mark Woods discusses his book “Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks,” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” at…
    - 24 Sep 16, 7:55pm -
  • Concert Review: Widespread Panic show a family affair
    Widespread Panic’s two-day end-of-tour party at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre became something of a family reunion Friday night.The band, which sold out the amphitheater for Friday and Saturday nights, played for nearly three hours Friday. For th…
    - 24 Sep 16, 4:54am -
  • Arts Notes: Symphony adding four new musicians
    The Jacksonville Symphony has added four new musicians. Katherine Caliendo, most recently with the Houston and San Antonio symphonies, is second horn. Tristan Clark, formerly with the Charlotte Symphony, is principal trumpet. Jonathan Kuo, who spent…
    - 23 Sep 16, 11:40pm -
  • Symphony's new season begins with 'The Rite of Spring,' 'the most influential piece of music of the 20th century'
    A year ago, in the final Masterworks concert of his first full season as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony, Courtney Lewis conducted Thomas Ades’ 1997 orchestral composition “Asyla.”As Times-Union editor Frank Denton later wrote, “…
    - 23 Sep 16, 11:39pm -
  • Garden Q&A: When to plant cucumbers and eggplant
    Can I still plant cucumbers and eggplant?I’m afraid it’s a little late for heat-loving cucumbers and eggplant. While we have the heat now, we wouldn’t have it when they were reaching their maturity. Still, this is the beginning of the most won…
    - 23 Sep 16, 9:05pm -
  • Garden column: When your wildlife is a nuisance
    Do you have unwelcome guests taking up residency in your landscape? Maybe they are feasting on your vegetable crops or digging for insects in your lawn. Unlike the birds and butterflies we want in our yards, these critters are often referred to as nu…
    - 23 Sep 16, 9:05pm -