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ACTIVE CONTENTS LETTER FROM THE EDITORS A FEW WORDS FROM CHRIS AND ROBERT

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ACTIVE WITH SAM KAVOURIS PICKS FROM WJXT & SPORTSLINE.COM’S SAM KAVOURIS

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YOUR NIGHTLIFE HOROSCOPE WHAT DO THE STARS HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU?

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DIANA’S DISH YOUR MONTHLY SERVING OF CELEBRITY GOSSIP

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ASK AN ATTORNEY CHRISTY GREENE ANSWERS YOUR LEGAL QUESTIONS

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CHAD MARTEL’S MODEL OF THE MONTH ADMIRE OUR MODEL ALL MONTH LONG

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ACTIVE BEAUTY HAIRSTYLES, SKINCARE AND MAKE-UP TIPS

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ACTIVE FITNESS GET YOUR BEST BODY WITH DAN MASSEY & NOHA SOLIMAN

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ACTIVE OUT & ABOUT PHOTOS AND REVIEWS FROM EVENTS AROUND TOWN

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From the Editors The sun has been blazing and the beaches have been slammed! Make sure every first and third Saturday of the month if you’re not on the beach getting bronze, come to the Aloft Hotel on Southside Blvd. for a Vegas style pool party hosted by 97.9 Kiss FM and Active the Magazine! Check out the back of our yellow pages for anything and everything that’s HOT in the 904! We are now in 300 venues across Jacksonville-get out and pick up your FREE ISSUE! They are easy to carry and accurate with information on events, happy hours and concerts in the area. Don’t forget to stop by ActiveNightlifeTheMagazine.com to see what else we are up to. With more than 7,200 hits per month, the secret is out that Active Magazine is the go-to guide for everything hot in and around Jax. Thanks for all the love you show us as we continue to grow. Robert & Chris Active Magazine

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ACTIVE WITH

SAM KOUVARIS WJXT & SPORTSLINE.COM

Nobody lives in North Florida or South Georgia because they have to. Nobody has to stay here because they owe money to the company store. So why is it that our civic leaders, elected and otherwise, can’t figure out that’s the frame of reference they should be using for every decision? Is it right that we’re the largest land-mass city in the continental US and have nine miles of bike paths? And only one dedicated trail for cycling, running, etc.? Recreation and sports are the life-blood of the people who live here. Jobs are tough to come by, and the ones that are here aren’t, on average, the highest paying in comparison to other cities. So people are here because they want to be and their off-the-job activities are important to them. Yet it seems it’s the last thing on the agenda when it comes to spending money on the quality of life here. You name it, ACTIVE NIGHTLIFE ACTIVE 99


there’s not enough of them here. Tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, soccer pitches, lacrosse fields, etc. Many times it’s left up to the private developers to set aside land for recreation somewhere within the confines of the community. Why? Because it’s a selling point. Our part of the country is attractive because of the lifestyle. Everybody does something. Run, bike, swim, sail, play golf, tennis, paddle board, everybody’s got something they do. So it ought to be a priority, along with public education and transportation to keep parks open, to keep building fields where kids and adults can play and to create programs to entice people to get involved. I know there are private, not-for-profit organizations like the Mal Washington Foundation and the First Tee that identify and help kids stay out of trouble and learn life skills through sports. But if you just wanted to go throw the football with friends would you know where to go? Do you know where the nearest basketball court is where you can find a pickup game? Would you rollerblade on your street? Where would you go to ride your bike? Take a walk? Where we live is our greatest asset. Let’s figure out how to use it. Sam Kouvaris has been active in Jacksonville since 1981 as a sports reporter with WJXT Channel 4 News. Sam also hosts a TV show on Monday nights after the Jaguars game called The End Zone. He is a member of the Pro Hall of Fame Selection Committee (which only 37 other members have the honor to be a part of). Sam is an Emmy award-winner and has won the Associated Press Broadcast Award.

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Aries (March 21- April 20): Feeling a little bit like a baby this month? No worries, you have every right to grasp on to something for security, maybe a baby blanket? Recent hard times, both inner and outer will almost push you over the edge. Grasp on to that blankey of yours and pray that you get through it. Don’t worry, July is just right around the corner. Taurus (April 21-May 21): This month turns you Taurus into a Needy Nancy as you seek to relate with others more deeply than normal. Turn that need around by fixing your financial situations and helping someone else that is in need. Needy Nancy will quickly become Nice Nancy and you will feel like your summer has just turned around. Gemini (May 23- June 20): All of those dilemmas that you have been dealJUNE 2011 ing with lately, Gemini, will quickly be turned around with the start of summer. Let your dreams help you fix your problems. Try not to be too sensitive to everything that is going on around you, time to unify into the beautiful Sun Goddess, not just on the inside, but on the out.

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Cancer (June 21- July 20): June may be a difficult month, unless you turn to the groups that you work with and hang out with. Feed off of their energy and make better decisions, If this seems like too much work, then just stay home. Leo (July 21- Aug. 22): Feelin’ a little footloose and fancy free? Try traveling abroad. Go find yourself through your freedom. Be wary of old relationships as they may try to creep up on your stifling your freedom. Go ahead Leo, go figure out life. C’est la vie! 18 ACTIVE


Virgo (Aug. 23- Sept. 22): This month is all about working on the future for you, Virgo. Watch carefully as your old beliefs and motives dissolve away and new plans emerge for the future. Nine tests, okay maybe only 2 or 3, will help you discover your new beliefs. Capricorn (December 22- January 19) April is all about listening. Libra Just when you like you cannot any more thecourage to (Sept. 23-feel Oct. 22): June bringsstand strength, desireofand pressures of finances, work and your significant other, things will approach that issue that has been brewing in your mind for a long turn around. Don’t follow your instinct to bolt. The end of the time. This issue is most likely presenting itself at your home with your month will provide solid ground for you. family. Do us all a favor, don’t mess this one up! Aquarius (January 20- February 18) Personal relationships will (Nov. 22- first Dec.half 20):of Is your takeSagittarius over your life in the April.mind If yousimply are notoverrun in a with creative ideas? Do you want to become an entirely new person at committed relationship, then start to look for your happiness times, but don’t know who that is yet? Does communicating your through your business partners. Remember to tell them how thoughtsyou at times appreciative are ofseem them.like both a wound and a healing?Approach this month with fortitude. Maybe romance might occur for you...we said(February maybe. 19- March 20) Now is a great time to start that Pisces new diet or exercise plan! The last half of the month agrees with (Dec. 21- Jan. 20):meaningful Stop movingrelationships. so damn quickly youCapricorn as your focus shifts towards If youand take a step back to smell the roses. Think before you just act out are thinking about popping the question, wait until the last day of pure stupidity. forof you, retro will help to pull you back and of the month Lucky when all theMercury planets are aligned. prepare for the next months with a clear head. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb.18): Congratulations, Aquarius! You are finally coming into your own and maturing a bit! You finally will understand your family dynamic and hold true to the commitments that you have made them in the past. Pisces (Feb. 18- March 20): June is a time to learn, Pisces. Focus on your communication so that you are heard and understood instead of acting like an babbling idiot. Traveling will help you calm down enough to breath and learn to communicate better. Feeling down for babbling so much? Learn to laugh. It will be the best medication next to the empty vodka bottle by your bed. ACTIVE 19


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New Girl in Town!

Olivia Munn is TV’s hottest new sensation and in my opinion, this female is only tasting the beginning of her career. Of Chinese, German, and Irish descent – Olivia has landed herself at the No. 2 spot of Maxim’s Hot 100 list. She’s raced up the charts very quickly considering she just entered in 2009 at the bottom of the totem pole at No. 99. In 2010, she skyrocketed to No. 8. She is a correspondent on The Daily Show and graces prime time TV on the NBC sitcom Perfect Couples. The new “it girl” has also found herself being linked to some of the most-wanted males. No confirmations on where her heart lies however. At the Maxim Hot 100 Party, Olivia was cozying beside Joe Jonas. Joe just broke off his relationship with actress, Ashley Greene, in the spring. The two do compliment each other quite well but Olivia was also just seen holding hands with Glee star, Matthew Morrison. Maybe I can get a confirmed answer from Matthew on the terms of their relationship when he graces Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center in July. For all the gentlemen who would like to believe she’s happily single and ready to mingle, be sure to pick up her second cover feature of Maxim.

Happy Twins, Maybe #3, and Numero Uno!

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have two more to care for in their household. Mariah gave birth to the twins; her rep commented to CNN, “It has been a long, emotional journey for this family, and I couldn’t be happier for all of them.” The twins do have reasoning to their names from 22 ACTIVE


the happy new parents. Moroccan Scott Cannon was named after the room that Nick proposed to Mariah in. The top level of Mariah’s Manhattan apartment is called the Moroccan Room – for it is filled with Moroccan-inspired décor. Scott is Nick’s grandmother’s maiden name as well as his middle name. Monroe Cannon was named after female icon, Marilyn Monroe, who was an inspiration to Mariah. Monroe does not have a middle name because Mariah actually doesn’t have one herself. Not so thrilled to be expecting a birth could be actor, Ryan Philippe! But it is not from his current on and off again flame, Amanda Seyfried. Model/actress, Alexis Knapp, who dated Ryan at the end of last year is pregnant and has told friends that Ryan is the father. An insider close to Ryan told People Magazine that, “Ryan is aware of the situation and totally prepared to take responsibility should the child be his.” This would be Ryan’s third child. He has two children with just remarried actress, Reese Witherspoon. There’s a new Bear in Hollywood! Yes, yes, having babies seems to be an hourly trend popping from our celebrities but this happily married couple is so cute that you can’t help but be happy for them. Clueless actress star, Alicia Silverstone, welcomed her first child with husband, Christopher Jarecki. They named their 7 lb, 15 oz baby boy, Bear Blu Jarecki. ACTIVE 23


Forty & Fabulous

Alicia’s film, Clueless, was such a major hit with ladies (Rest in Peace Brittany Murphy). Who remembers Dionne? Stacey Dash! She played 17-year-old Dionne when she was actually already in her late twenties. Stacey has gone through chaos in Hollywood, a rampage of issues from her ex-husband who beat her yet remained to look amazingly beautiful in her nude spread in Playboy. She will be on the new show on VH1 that premieres this month called Single Ladies. But at the age of 44, she is definitely NOT the only lady that has it going on in her forties! Jennifer Lopez is the hottest thing on American Idol, is killing the radio with “On the Floor”, has a set of twins and a voice-blessed husband, and manages to look better than even women half her age at the age of 41! Lucy Liu is getting ready for the big release of Kung Fu Panda 2 and the woman is 42 and looking fierce! And I can’t talk about ladies in their forties looking fabulous without the smile of Julia Roberts. Pretty Woman herself, is 43, and still makes men melt. Last but certainly not least, the woman who nabs the men younger than her with the same haircut she’s had for years, Ms. Jennifer Aniston, who has currently been linked to The Hangover 2’s Bradley Cooper. With a body like hers, it sounds crazy to say she’s 42.

Literally Walking On Men!

Keeping it awkwardly sexy and controversial is the one and only Lady Gaga. She made a great mark on American Idol with her featured episode getting 70 million votes but it wasn’t her mentoring or vote count that kept people talking afterwards. It seems American Idol producers spent quite some time censoring the pop star and it wasn’t just profanity coming from her mouth. The censoring went down, all the way to her feet. Gaga showed up with her crazy-high trademark heels but these however were freakishly different. The heels, by London brand Void of Course featured a clear Lucite heel molded in the shape of a male’s genitalia. Yes – you read that correctly. The explicit shoes run over $4500 a pair. American Idol censored the shoes by placing a logo. Check out this photo of the singer. This is at her senior prom in New York City where she attended the private Convent of the Sacred Heart Catholic School. So innocent looking - Crazy eh! 24 ACTIVE


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ASK AN ATTORNEY Q: How do I get and keep custody of my child? A: These days both parents often want primary custody of the children.

There are many reasons for this. One is emotional. People just love their kids and want to spend as much time as possible with them. Another is practical. He or she who gets the kids will also get child support checks. Florida doesn’t like to use the term custody and instead refers to the percentage of shared time, decision making and responsibility. Be The Primary Caregiver The primary caregiver, or the person perceived to be the primary caregiver, will be the one who gets the kids for the majority of the time. What is a primary caregiver? It means be the one who cares for the children’s basic needs: education, medical, social, emotional, extracurricular, religious, day-to-day decisions. It doesn’t matter if you work full time outside the home. You can still prove you are the primary caregiver if you have a family history of handling most or all matters pertaining to the care and welfare of the child(ren). Be Emotionally, Mentally, Physically and Emotionally Fit If you consume drugs, alcohol or are in some way mentally, physically or emotionally unable to care for the child(ren) you are jeopardizing your chances of having shared time with the children. The court is going to look at the best interests of the child and give the children to the parent who seems most able to provide. A parent who is  impaired cannot possibly be the best choice to handle the decision-making and needs that are in a child’s best interest. Stay healthy. Exercise, eat well, keep psychological and psychiatric issues under control, and avoid abusing alcohol and ingestion of illicit drugs.

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Be Cooperative with the Other Parent If you cannot put the interest of the child(ren) above your own need to degrade the other parent, you will probably be accused of alienating the children and in extreme cases you could lose your child(ren). You may hate that other parent, but you have a child(ren) together and YOU have to be the parent that is capable of fostering your child in a healthy parent/child relationship including both parents to your child. Do Not Relocate Without Permission Once your child has legal ties to Florida’s courts, that jurisdiction is responsible for making sure the child is in the best possible environment. Typical parenting plans will require permission from the court before removing a child from the jurisdiction. If you must relocate to another state, you must ask permission from the other parent and (sometimes) from the court. I strongly suggest you get the permission in writing. If you have a parenting plan with the court, you will need to have it reviewed by an attorney because you may be required to update/amend the plan to reflect the new agreement. If you remove the child from his jurisdiction, without permission, this may be viewed as kidnapping and you will be jeopardizing your custody.

Very truly yours,

christy Greene

Christy Greene, Esq. • Advocates for Justice, PLLC 2246 Oak St. • Jacksonville, FL 32204 (904) 647-9040 • cgreene@adv4justice.com Urgent / iPhone: (904) 401-8420 jaxjustice@me.com Christy Greene, Esquire, is an attorney with Advocates for Justice, PLLC, a private law firm located near Five-Points in Riverside. Each month she will answer one lucky reader’s question. If you want to “Ask an Attorney,” submit your question to greene@adv4justice.com. This article is for entertainment purposes and does not create an attorney/client relationship between attorney and persons submitting questions nor any reader of this article.

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beauty There are an endless amount of makeup products on the market that hide, highlight, bronze, color, and bring drama to a woman’s face. I believe that with this plethora of options, we sometimes get overwhelmed and just start stock piling them on top of each other. It’s time to simplify things and take the less is more approach. Let your natural beauty show with a few easy adjustments and time saving tricks! 32 ACTIVE


When it comes to natural beauty, and the less is more approach, skincare is key. When your face is flawless, you will no longer have the need for excessive foundation, concealer, and powder applications. All of these products can not only lead to clogged pores, but also an aged appearance. I don’t know about you, but I am NOT trying to look a second older than I am! For healthy glowing skin, all you need to do is add a few face friendly products to your current routine. Exfoliate Exfoliation is key to shedding away dull skin and bringing your healthy glow to the surface. Not only will your skin look and feel refreshed, but it will also help in minimizing any fine lines. Fine lines appear deeper by dead skin cells stacking up on top of each other. Thus making the ‘cavern’ in between those cells more defined. One of my favorite new skin miracles on the market right now are cleansing brushes. Im sure you’ve seen the commercials for the Clairisonic Skin Care brush that runs $150. Well, I'm here to tell you that not only does a cleansing brush work WONDERS, but I've found a cheaper version that’s equally as beneficial. Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System runs for $29.99 and is virtually identical. I did a lot of comparison research and couldn’t be happier with my purchase! Not only does this brush exfoliate away all those pesky dull cells, but it also cleanses your skin 6x better compared to washing with your ACTIVE 33


hands. That means that all of your skincare applied after cleansing with be working 6x better as well! My skin has never looked or felt better! Moisturizer and Eye Cream After your fantastic cleansing experience, you’ll want to follow with a moisturizer and eye cream. This will help to lock in that healthy glow and keep your skin feeling soft and supple throughout the day and night. Sunscreen Make sure that your moisturizer includes an SPF to keep your skin looking its best. 34 ACTIVE


SPF now means less damage later! If you find yourself with some extra time during the week, try to throw in a face mask for added benefit. The varieties of face mask options are endless, and they really do give an extra boost to your skin’s appearance.

If you’ve made your skincare a priority in your routine, I can guarantee that your makeup is going to look noticeably better. Try switching to light-weight foundation (remember the heavier the application, the older our skin appears) and use a fuller coverage concealer for any problem areas. This will leave the overall appearance of your skin light and healthy, but also give you the coverage you desire. Finish with a colored lip balm (find one with SPF to keep your lips protected), a little bronzer, some blush, and a great mascara, and that’s that! You’re naturally beautiful in no time at all!

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girls with curls

Any person with naturally curly hair is going to tell you that they hate it. Known for its dryness, unpredictability and lack of control, curly hair is one of the most difficult to manage hair styles. With that being said 85% of women with straight hair are jealous of women with curly hair. Women with limp, stick straight hair spend hours of their lives using curling irons trying to mimic natural curls. I know this because as a stylist I get asked to teach my clients how 36 ACTIVE


to curl hair rather than straighten it. So here are some tips that may make your curly hair lifestyle a little easier, you might even learn to love your hair.

cut & style

Curly hair should get be cut every four to six weeks. This will not only keep your hair in tip top shape, it will also stop the ends from losing their curl and going straight. Most importantly you need to have a lengthy consultation with your stylist. Curly hair can tend to take on a triangular shape when it has not been cut correctly, and this is a problem that can be very difficult to remedy. Your stylist will need to fully understand curly hair and how your curls will fall. Layering curly hair can make it easier to handle and achieve hair styles. A good stylist will be able to advise you on a haircut and style that will make the most of your curls. They will also tell you the proper way to care for your curly hair.

maintenance

Washing is just as important. But washing your hair everyday will strip the hair of its natural oils, which is the best way to keep your curls healthy. To remove tangles, always use a wide tooth comb. As most of you may know, the only time you actually get to comb your hair is when it's wet. And brushing it is totally out of question. Not only will brushing cause frizz but it will also cause breakage. When using a diffuser, keep your hair dryer on a low setting. Once your curls are dry, run a little pomade into the palm of your hands and smooth over your hair gently

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Avoid any styling products that contain alcohol or that will weigh the hair down. Use gels and creams that offer light moisture and curl definition when wet. Then let your hair air dry. If you have some extra time use duckbill clips on the crown of your head to lift top curls, or use a diffuser. Use shampoos and conditioners that are full of moisturizers. Curly hair requires extra moisture and this will also help reduce frizz. MOROCCAN OIL CURL DEFINING MOUSSE $19.99; Amazon.com; Taming curls for long lasting soft and natural hold; eliminates frizz.

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ACTIVE FITNESS with DAN MASSEY Welcome back everyone! I’m back again this month with six weeks until my next competition. Reminiscing about previous competitions, I’ve never looked better at this stage in the game. This month I am going to take some time to talk about the steps that I have taken to get my body to the next level.   Last month, I touched on gyms selection. I spoke of the benefits of my new gym where I have been training. A couple of months ago, I realized that my workouts were becoming dull. What better way to get my body back into gear and spice up my work out than to switch gyms? I decided to set foot to go and find another gym to train at. After doing my homework on finding the perfect gym, I decided on Lifestyle Gym on Atlantic Blvd. and Hodges Blvd. The gym had a perfect combination of large size, good ventilation and various equipment. The cardio section was absolutely ridiculous in the fact that it had three tiers of equipment that ranged from treadmills to stair steppers. I knew that by switching to this gym I would never have to wait another minute to get on a machine. Another major make- or- break point is the gym’s cleanliness. As soon as I walked in, I noticed the cleaning crew and the sparkling locker rooms. The icing on the cake at Lifestyle Gym, is the friendly, helpful staff. They are always ready to 42 ACTIVE NIGHTLIFE


help answer any questions. With a no contract membership that only costs $20 a month, I knew I couldn’t go wrong. So, have I sold you on Lifestyle Gym yet? If you are interested in checking out the gym, stop in a talk to Brian.   Another big change I made in my daily routine, was getting a new trainer. A few months ago, I met with IFBB pro bodybuilder Don Long, and I was blown away by his professionalism. We hit it off immediately and started training together. He took control of all aspects of my training from my food to the gym floor. Fine by me, less thinking involved and more action is the way I like it! Talk about tough training! For the first few weeks I thought I was training to be a Navy Seal. It has been great to have a real pro look at me and make adjustments as he sees fit for the next level. If Don is a little too much for you, his wife Sara, who is also a figure competitor, might be your speed. They both only take on a few clients at a time because they don’t like to overbook themselves. Don and Sara Long can be reached at (954) 609-1489 for fitness and diet consults.   Well guys, that’s all I have for this month. As always, were doing free diet plans for all of you who come out to Jax Sports Nutrition to see us. We’re located between The Fresh Market and Steinmart on Atlantic Blvd. and San Pablo.  Until next month, train hard!!

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ELITE FITNESS Food for ladies Additives BY NOHA SOLIMAN

1. PRESERVATIVES • Sodium Nitrite: Mostly found in cured meats such as bacon, turkey, ham, or hot dogs. Its main purpose is to prevent the growth of bacteria that cause Botulism. Sodium Nitrite leads to the formation of nitrosamines in foods, which are carcinogenic. Many Nitrite-containing foods have ascorbic acid added to suppress the formation of nitrosamines. Even so, most products containing sodium Nitrite are not nutritionally good choices since they tend to also be high in sodium, fat, or both. • BHA and BHT: both are antioxidants used in potato chips, oils, or some cereals to delay the rancidity of fats. Some studies suggest they may be carcinogens in the human body.

2. ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS • Acesulfame Potassium (Acesulfame-K): used in baked goods, soft drinks, and some “diet” yogurts. There are concerns about it being a potential carcinogen.

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• Sucralose (Splenda): used in frozen desserts, sugarless baked goods, soft drinks, and sweetener packets. Is made by reacting table sugar (sucrose) with Chlorine. Studies indicate it to be generally safe; however, in the food system it is often used in combination with Acesulfame-K.

3. COLORINGS • Yellow 6, Blue 1, Red 40: Animal tests using Yellow 6 and Blue 1 suggest some cancer risk, while the tests on the health effects of Red 40 are not well-designed. Yellow 6 may also cause allergic reactions in some individuals. All three are often found in junk foods such as candy, sodas, and other sugary beverages.

4. SEASONINGS • High Fructose Corn Syrup: This sweetener is used instead of sugar in many processed foods and sodas. Foods that are high in high fructose corn syrup or sugar tend to contain empty calories and very little of any other nutrients. • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein: Often found as a flavor enhancer in instant soups, chilis or processed meats, this product is obtained when protein from a vegetable source (such as soy) is broken down into its amino acids. A similar product obtained from dairy sources is hydrolyzed whey protein. It may cause reactions in individuals who are sensitive or allergic to the original source.

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EASY WAYS TO AVOID THE ADDITIVES Try to prepare your favorite meals eaten in restaurants at home or buy them from the market. When you bake, make multiple batches and freeze the extras. It is much better to supply your own homemade food than rely on the pre-packaged version that can sit for months on the store shelf without going bad. Consume fresh fruits, yogurt, and occasional homemade cookies or dessert. If you really want to provide juice as a drink, buy 100% fruit juice.

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ACTIVE HAPPENINGS June 1 • 1pm; Suns vs. Carolina Mudcats; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds • 6pm; Village Dance Recital; Times Union Center • 8pm; Pat Godwin; The Comedy Zone June 2 • 7pm; Suns vs. Carolina Mudcats; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds • 8pm; Pat Godwin; The Comedy Zone June 3 • Jacksonville Symphony-Special; Times Union Center • Ridgeview High School Graduation; Veterans Memorial Arena • 7pm; Suns vs. Carolina Mudcats; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds • 8pm; Dancell, One Less Atlantic, Ark Harbour; Freebird Live • 8pm; Pat Godwin; The Comedy Zone June 4 • University of Phoenix Graduation; Veterans Memorial Arena • 5pm; Dance Recital; Times Union Center • 7pm; Suns vs. Birmingham Barons; Baseball Grounds • 8pm; 500 Miles to Memphis; Jack Rabbits • 8pm; Pat Godwin; The Comedy Zone June 5 • 3pm; Suns vs. Birmingham Barons;

Jacksonville Baseball Grounds • 4:30pm; Dance Recital; Times Union Center • 7pm; Buddy Valastro “The Cake Boss” The Bakin’ with the Boss Tour; Times Union Center • 8pm; Odyssey Road: a tribute to Journey; Jack Rabbits June 6 • Duval County High School Graduation; Veterans Memorial Arena & Times Union Center • 7pm; Suns vs. Birmingham Barons; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds June 7 • Duval County High School Graduation; Veterans Memorial Arena & Times Union Center • 7pm; Suns vs. Birmingham Barons; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds • 8pm; Comedy Zone All Stars; The Comedy Zone June 8 • Ritz Chamber; Times Union Center • Duval County High School Graduation; Times Union Center • 1pm; Suns vs. Birmingham Barons; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds • 8pm; Nashville Pussy, Koffin Kats; Jack Rabbits • 8pm; Dominique; The Comedy Zone

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ACTIVE HAPPENINGS June 9 • Duval County High School Graduation;; Veterans Memorial Arena & Times Union Center • 8pm; Dominique; The Comedy Zone June 10 • Duval Co. HS Graduation; Veterans Memorial Arena • 8pm; Blue Dogs; Freebird Live • 8pm; Dominique; The Comedy Zone June 11 • Nancy Dance Dance Recital; Times Union Center • 6pm; Global Day of Prayer; Veterans Memorial Arena • 7pm; Scott Jones School of Dance; 25th Annual Concert; Times Union Center • 8pm; First Coast Friends of Funk CD Release Party; Freebird Live • 8pm; Dominique; The Comedy Zone June 12 • 6:30 & 7pm; Dance Recital; Times Union Center • 7pm; Suns vs. Mississippi Braves; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds June 13 • 7pm; School Boy Humor &Hollander; Jack Rabbits

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June 14 • 8pm; Rich Guzzi Xxxtreme Hypnosis Show; The Comedy Zone June 15 • 7pm; Florida Career College Graduation; Times Union Center • 7pm; Dance Recital; Times Union Center • 7pm; Suns vs. Mississippi Braves; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds • 8pm; Comedy Zone All Stars; The Comedy Zone June 16 • 8pm; Lavell Crawford; The Comedy Zone June 17 • 7pm; Suns vs. Mississippi Braves; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds • 7:30pm; Keith Urban; Veterans Memorial Arena • 8pm; CATS; Times Union Center • 8pm; Chase Coy, Rival Summer, Love Can’t Be Beat; Jack Rabbits • 8pm; Lavell Crawford; The Comedy Zone June 18 • 8am; Horse Shows in the Park; Jacksonville Equestrian Center • 2pm; CATS; Times Union Center • 7pm; Sharks vs. Milwaukee Mustangs; Veterans Memorial Arena • 7pm; Suns vs. Mississippi Braves; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds


ACTIVE HAPPENINGS • 7:30pm; Aaron Bing in Concert; Times Union Center • 8pm; CATS; Times Union Center • 8pm; Kymystry, Rosco Caine, A1A North; Freebird Live • 8pm; Lavell Crawford; The Comedy Zone June 19 • 8 am-5pm; Horse Shows in the Park; Jacksonville Equestrian Center • 1:30pm; CATS; Times Union Center • 3pm; Suns vs. Mississippi Braves; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds June 21 • 6pm; Dance Recital; Times Union Center • 8pm; Comedy Zone All Stars; The Comedy Zone June 22 • 8pm; Comedy Zone All Stars; The Comedy Zone June 23 • 8pm; Martin Lawrence; Times Union Center • 8pm; Steve Lemme & Kevin Heffernan from Broken Lizard; The Comedy Zone

June 25 • 2pm; Ms. Senior Jacksonville Pageant; Times Union Center • 6pm; Dance Recital; Times Union Center • 7pm; Sharks vs. Tampa Bay Storm; Veterans Memorial Arena • 8pm; Zach Deputy; Freebird Live • 8 & 10pm; Steve Lemme & Kevin Heffernan from Broken Lizard; The Comedy Zone June 28 • 7pm; Suns vs. Birmingham Barons; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds • 8pm; Comedy Zone All Stars; The Comedy Zone June 29 • 7:30 pm; Cirque du Soleil; Alegria; Veterans Memorial Arena • 8 pm; Time Statum; The Comedy Zone June 30 • 7 pm; Suns vs. Birmingham Barons; Jacksonville Baseball Grounds • 7:30 pm; Cirque du Soleil; Alegria; Veterans Memorial Arena 8 pm; Time Statum; The Comedy Zone

June 24 • 8 & 10pm; Steve Lemme & Kevin Heffernan from Broken Lizard; The Comedy Zone

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Let’s take a bite out of hunger!

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

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farmer’s market at JACKSONVILLE LANDING

EVERY FRIDAY

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

rain or shine Don’t miss dozens of vendors as they set up throughout The Landing selling locally-grown produce, baked goods, plants, pottery, arts and crafts and much more.

www.jacksonvillelanding.com

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Active Magazine June 2011  

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