Science of Running

A couple of weeks back I was in one of my favorite Jacksonville neighborhoods, San Marco. I decided to stop in to visit with the staff at 1st Place Sports and was immediately introduced to Emily Manning who is the store manager at 1st Place Sports San Marco. She has been with the company for over…

Providing Legal Aid in Jacksonville Since 1988

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to meet with a small and local law firm called Law Offices of Bateh and Clark. The firm is located in Jacksonville’s historic San Marco district and specializes in family law, personal injury law, estate planning, business law, as well as traffic citations. I met with the managing partner…

Straight from IndoChine

About two weeks ago I found myself walking the San Marco neighborhood streets, it was peaceful, birds were chirping, and the temperature was mild. Many businesses weren’t open yet but I managed to find my way into the doors of Indochine. San Marco resident’s are probably very familiar with this establishment as it sits right…

St. Augustine’s Zoological Park

Last Friday I met with John Brueggen, the general manager of St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park, one of Florida’s oldest attractions established in 1893. The park hosts all known species of crocodilia as well as exotic birds and various other reptiles. The park has seven main attractions; Alligator Lagoon which has several adult alligators…

Take a Moment to Live on Island Time

  Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to talk to Christen Davis, general manager of Island Girl Wine and Cigar Bar at Neptune Beach. Island Girl Cigar Bar provides one of the largest selections of premium cigars in North Florida as well as a relaxing environment to enjoy them in. Island Girl Wine and Cigar…

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

This past Friday I found myself exploring our neighbor to the south, St. Augustine. I had always been curious about the various lighthouses I’d seen throughout the years standing tall across the coastline of North Florida, thus I decided to pay a visit to the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. I got in touch with…

Covering Jacksonville’s Legal Needs

Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to meet with Robert Harris, managing partner at Harris, Guidi, Rosner P.A. Mr. Harris opened the firm in 1986 with two colleagues who had also been state’s attorney along side Mr. Harris who’d worked as a state’s attorney for three years prior. The firm specializes in five areas which include…

Bringing the New Jersey Diner to Jacksonville

New Jersey is a state known for a few things; New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Turnpike, and for being the diner capital of the world. Two men in Jacksonville have sought to bring their New Jersey diner experience to Jacksonville’s restaurant goer. I had the pleasure of sitting down with both Yalcin Sahin and Marvin…

Dining Hawaiian Style in Jax

Last Wednesday I was exploring Jacksonville’s restaurant scene and decided to visit a local joint that I must have driven by at least a dozen times in the past. With an inviting sign hung above it’s exterior, I thought that this place may have a fun story to tell. I ventured inside and got in…

Grab A Snack At The Shrimp Shack

Last week I was out and about in Jacksonville’s San Pablo and Beach Blvd area and spotted Shrimp Shack as I was driving. I had heard of this quick service restaurant before from both family and friends but decided to explore it a bit further for myself. I pulled into the parking lot, found a nearby space, and…

Hand-crafted Convenience in the Heart of San Marco

Last week I was cruising the streets of San Marco and decided to revisit a place that I had previously been to as a customer, Taverna. I got lucky and found street parking a block up from the restaurant and made my way inside. The first thing I noticed was a unique interior with a…

A Real World Education

Last Friday I had the opportunity to sit down with Sonja Lother, the public relations and special events manager for Education Corporation of America. Education Corporation of America is the parent company of Virginia College and Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. Education Corporation of America has developed a truly unique student learning experience, an experience which gives…