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Northeast Florida’s News & Opinion Magazine • January 25-31, 2011 • Hoopla for the common man

10 Foods you should never eat (and 10 you always should). p. 20


New community arts project “Thrilla in Manila” wants 50 pieces of your best work. p. 45

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46 EDITOR’S NOTE p. 4 MAIL Lingerie football: Pro, con and crotchless. Plus John Mica Brickbat was appropriate, but didn’t go far enough. p. 5 NEWS Former Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office public “information” officer Ken Jefferson is running for sheriff. Maybe now he’ll answer a question. p. 7 BUZZ, BOUQUETS & BRICKBATS Kill, cook and eat the Lionfish! Plus is Jacksonville really friendlier to gay families? p. 8 SPORTS Wilford’s recent arrest is a sorry end to the career of a once-respected Jaguar. p.10 COVER STORY Folio Weekly’s Health & Beauty Directory: Looking and feeling better than ever. p. 12 OUR PICKS Reasons to leave the house this week. p. 31


MOVIES Reviews of “The Dilemma” and “The Green Hornet.” p. 32 MUSIC Feeding Fingers, Fusebox Funk and Merle Haggard by-the-numbers. p. 36 ARTS “Thrilla in Manila” pushes the envelope on community arts projects. Plus the story of A.A.’s founders makes it to a local stage. p. 44 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY Rob Brezsny sez: Still just 12 signs in the zodiac, dammit. p. 60 BACKPAGE What if homelessness were viewed as a subculture instead of a problem? p. 63 I ♥ TELEVISION 11 HAPPENINGS 49 DINING 52 NEWS OF THE WEIRD 58 I SAW U 59 CLASSIFIEDS 61

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ast week’s cover story on Rick Mullaney’s pension, “The Two Million Dollar Man,” took a critical look at the role of Jacksonville city lawyers in shaping pension rules (http:// The dollar amount in the title is a reference to the market value of former General Counsel Mullaney’s $152,000 annual pension — or about what a 25-year annuity with the same payout would cost on the open market. Mullaney wasn’t crazy about the story — in a conversation last week, he called it “not

Mullaney wasn’t crazy about the story – in a conversation last week, he called it “not very flattering” and “a pretty strong attack on my character.” And while we’re accustomed to people who are unhappy with coverage, Mullaney also called the story “inaccurate,” which got our attention. very flattering” and “a pretty strong attack on my character.” And while we’re accustomed to people who are unhappy with coverage, Mullaney also called the story “inaccurate,” which got our attention. Mullaney said that one statement in particular misrepresented his pension. The story reads: With two lump sum payments totaling $356,908, Mullaney bought 10 years of service. The purchase price is significant — he concedes he was “stunned by the cost” — but not a bad deal. A 25-year annuity with the same annual payout would cost about $2 million. Getting that for $356,908 down isn’t such a bad return on investment. The purpose of that section was to point out the value of Mullaney’s pension, and to observe that he would not have enjoyed such a large pension if he had not been able to buy 10 years of city pension time for the years he worked outside of the city. But it is arguably misleading. Mullaney did not get a $2 million pension for $356,908; that was the cost of his 10-year buy-in. His $2 million pension also includes the 20 years’ worth of annual contributions that Mullaney made while he was an employee of the city. It would have been fairer to say that his $356,908 buy-in bought him about $605,000 worth of his $2 million pension. Of course, the story’s focus was less on the mechanics of the purchase, and more 4 | FOLIO WEEKLY | JANUARY 25-30, 2010

on the behind-the-scenes machinations that made the purchase possible. Still, Mullaney’s complaint about the story was fair, and we wanted to be, too. Speaking of fair time: What, exactly, is the deal with the Times-Union’s recent equaltime-for-right-wing-radicals policy? For those who didn’t notice, the paper seemed to cede editorial control last Monday to Randy McDaniels, the leader of the local chapter of ACT! for America. The furiously antiMuslim group spent much of the past year attacking mild-mannered university professor Parvez Ahmed, a Muslim appointed to the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission. Throughout Ahmed’s confirmation process, McDaniels was more than willing to occupy the spotlight and provide quotes. But when the daily paper began to turn its sights on McDaniels — and the $500,000 in fines he owes the state for screwing up or failing to perform promised contracting jobs — McDaniels clammed up. He refused to comment for two stories in the T-U, choosing instead to send rambling, error-ridden emails which he demanded the paper print in their entirety. Amazingly, they did. In the past, the paper has printed McDaniels’ emails online. But last Monday, the paper printed both letters next to a story on McDaniels’ state troubles, devoting some 15 column inches to his tirades. Which raises the question: Why would the Times-Union set such an awful precedent — one of which all defendants and politicians would love to avail themselves? Why would the paper donate its ever-shrinking news hole to the ramblings of a xenophobic whack job? We asked Region Editor Mike Marino, and his answer was simple: It was a mistake. He says McDaniels’ letters were submitted to the T-U’s production team along with the news story because they were supposed to be made available online. The fact that they made it into the paper was a production error, pure and simple. “Our intention is not to give him a forum,” Marino said. “We don’t let sources dictate that we run their statements.” That may be the case, but Monday’s error sure leaves a different impression. There is some precedent for giving voice to crazies — The New York Times and The Washington Post both published the Unabomber’s manifesto, unedited. But in that case, lives hung in the balance (Unabomber Ted Kaczynski said he’d kill again if it wasn’t printed), and the papers were asked directly by the FBI, the Justice Department and the Attorney General to publish it. The Times-Union’s situation is obviously somewhat different. Marino said he’d spoken to T-U Editor Frank Denton about the issue, but wasn’t sure if the paper was going to print any kind of clarification for readers. “To tell you the truth, I hadn’t thought about it until you called,” he said. In case they don’t, we wanted to.  Anne Schindler

Panty Waste

The Jan. 4 issue of Folio Weekly featured an article by AG Gancarski about the “lingerie league” and the championship game being held here. He spent the entire article ripping the lingerie league, and rightfully so, because that isn’t true football. I agree that the [league] does nothing but degrade women and especially women’s sports/women athletes in general. If Gancarski wants to see REAL honest-togoodness female football players, then come on out and see the Jacksonville Dixie Blues. They are the city’s women’s semi-pro football team (full pads and no lingerie!). They play

I can guarantee that the Dixie Blues would knock the lingerie girls behind the woodshed, with ease! in the WFA (Women’s Football Alliance) and have won three national championships since 2001. They have only lost two games in the past three years, so that should tell you about these women and their ability to not only play “real” football, but excel in it as well. It is a shame that Jacksonville has such a successful team here and you very rarely get any media recognition. I can guarantee that the Dixie Blues would knock the lingerie girls behind the woodshed, with ease. So if Gancarski would like to write about some great female football, then come on out and watch the Dixie Blues. They start their season April 2 and the first home game is April 9 at University Christian High School at 7 p.m. I promise you won’t be sorry when you see these athletes play. I know I’m not. I saw them for the first time two years ago and was impressed right away. Come see for your own eyes and then maybe you can let the city of Jacksonville know that we have a legit female football team here in town that can play AND win! Thank you for your time and, as always, great job. Matt Walch Jacksonville via email

It is really amazing to me how Folio Weekly will print anything AG Gancarski writes even if it makes him look like a jackass! Really, just because someone would watch lingerie football does not make them a date rapist, a loser. Like everything else AG does, no[t] research a topic just opens his big mouth and inserts his foot. Also AG writes this league is a scam. What I think is sad is to get the media to notice them and for people to take women playing football for real is that they have to reduce themselves to playing in lingerie and hot outfits, but in the real world would you pay attention if they did not? I think these women should be proud they display a beauty about themselves and are involved in athletics, and make themselves vulnerable to people like AG who just see them as sex objects and not as athletes. Why is it OK for men to watch other men play on the field against other men wearing spandex and a jersey, but not for women to play in a hot outfit? Micheal Tomsik Jacksonville via email

Left Out

The local liberal fish-wrapper for pinko commies (Folio Weekly) has been running a number of stories about civil rights for folks of all sorts and colors. So far they have left out Martians. Last week they were describing how local GLBT folks have been discriminated against, but then go on to discuss problems only for gay and lesbians here in Jacksonville (Commentary, Jan. 4). Transfolks were entirely ignored in the article. Denial of equal housing and employment has been a hallmark here in Jacksonville for transfolks. I was told point blank by the manager of a big insurer here, “You will never work in insurance here.” Transfolks murdered, and no investigations, or only a superficial investigation. Unspecified traffic stops. Muggings, etc. The outrages against transfolks and GLBs not only continue here in Jacksonville, but throughout the entire country. This week Folio Weekly goes on to discuss the civil rights issues in St. Augustine back in 1964. As a result of the racial division in the South, LBJ and Dr. King became deeply afraid about the entire country unraveling in open civil conflict. In St. Augustine, which had been a hotbed of civil rights issues, the city had some money earmarked to hire a black policeman; instead spent the money to buy 15 German shepherds for crowd control. The sheriff deputized 28 additional people, most of whom where members of the KKK. Many local blacks were placed in jail for participating in lunch counter demonstrations. Today those people are in their late 60s and they still bear the scars of the thinly disguised hate and prejudice which is the norm here in North Florida. Jacksonville had a day marked as “Ax Handle Day” when the local sheriff ’s office handed out ax handles to white men to help subdue rioting. Many heads and bodies were busted and broken because of the church and socially supported ignorance which give rise to prejudice and hatred. While the Civil Rights Movement has accomplished much in the last 50 years, the rights movement for GLBT folks is stalemated and stymied. The same church and socially supported hate and fear-mongering that caused problems in the Civil Rights Movement still plague society today in the GLBT community. In the South, the concept of “right to work” means that if the employer doesn’t like you for any reason whatsoever, you are history, and you have no redress in the courts. There is no overriding social contract or responsibility “droit de seigneur.” While we have accomplished much since the Stonewall riots in NYC many years ago, we have much more to accomplish. Rosa Parks Boulevard in Birmingham Alabama is considered by many as Ground Zero for the Civil Rights Movement. I wonder, will there ever be a Ground Zero for GLBT rights? Harriet Hammell Westside via email

Surf Report

Re: “Pier Pressure” (Cover Story, Dec. 7, 2010): I was on the pier recently, watching a veteran fisherman attempt to cast his line off the end of the pier. As he casts, his sinker snags/hits the railing and causes the rod and reel to jerk out of the fisherman’s hands. He curses loudly as everyone gasps, watching the rod and reel tumble into the ocean. After several moments, the rod starts bobbing in the surf, kept afloat by the cork handle. I call over to a nearby surfer,

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Tyler Dean, who paddles over and tries to spot the bobbing rod that we can see easily from atop the pier. Several sets wash through, which Tyler has to negotiate carefully as he is close to the pilings. Finally he grabs the pole and gets

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washed closer in. The fisherman drops the line from his other pole so that Tyler can attempt to attach the fallen rod and reel. Well, the rescue attempt seems to be working out, but as the fisherman starts to reel up the attached pole, it comes loose and drops into the water as another wave washes through, apparently tangling the pole around the pilings, as it never resurfaced. The fisherman curses again. David Macri St. Augustine via email

More than Mica

Your Brickbat to John Mica (News, Jan. 4) is only part of the story. This bill (HR847) went through years of delay and resistance. After two Congresses, one Republican and one Democratic, let the bill die in committee, this latest Congress finally voted on it. And there were three votes in the House, the last taking place three days before Christmas. On the first two votes, all the Northeast Florida delegation voted. Stearns, Crenshaw and Mica all voted against the bill, both times. Corrine Brown, who also received a brickbat for a different reason, voted yes. (Should her Brickbat have been delivered wrapped in a Bouquet?) Why the “no” votes? It could be because they think the workers, who were lied to regarding the safety of the area, should get no further help. But another possibility is because the bill contained a change in tax law to remove one of the incentives that corporations have to move offshore. Apparently, they think that such tax dodges are just fine; so much for “America first.” And they got their way; the bill that came back from the Senate didn’t have that section anymore. What happened to it? The bill was changed in the Senate, after Republicans filibustered it. I agree that Mica deserved the Brickbat. But he wasn’t the only one.  Thomas Register Jacksonville via email

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Out in Front “Jacksonville is home to one of the biggest populations of gay parents in the country.” — From an article in last Wednesday’s New York Times, based on new Census data that shows progressive population trends, despite the city’s conservative and sometimes gay-intolerant atmosphere. “The changes may seem surprising for a city where churches that have long condemned homosexuality remain a powerful force,” the Times wrote, adding that about 32 percent of gay couples in Jacksonville are raising children.

Kill It and Eat It Bahamian chef Tricia Ferguson has joined forces with Key Largo marine conservationist Lad Akins in an effort to spark a new dining trend among the eco-conscious — the avid consumption of an invasive species. The voracious, fastgrowing lionfish is an aquarium escapee now found throughout the Caribbean, in the Gulf of Mexico and up the Eastern Seaboard. With 18 venomous spines and insatiable appetites, the fish dominate ocean habitat and push out similar-sized small grouper and snapper. Ferguson and Akins recently published “The Lionfish Cookbook: The Caribbean’s New Delicacy,” with recipes for Thai lionfish cakes, lionfish curry and lionfish ceviche (available at Can kudzu/cotton-blend fabric and boa constrictor burgers be far behind?

Checking In Interested in staying abreast of Jacksonville’s 2011 mayoral race? A new blog, thinkvotejacksonville. — a collaborative effort by several local media outlets, along with League of Women Voters, Downtown Vision Inc. and JCCI — will offer candidate interviews, recent story links and information on scheduled forums.

Disagreement, in Black and White When Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department considered changing its promotional requirements in 1987, the change was vigorously opposed by the city’s director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, Skitch Hollis, who wrote that it would severely limit the career opportunities of black firefighters. “We do not agree with this proposal as it would further dilute the already minute population of blacks currently eligible for promotion from the rank of private,” wrote Hollis. JFRD made the change anyway. In one stroke, the number of black firefighters eligible for a lieutenant’s position was reduced from 90 to 11. Hollis’ opinion recently surfaced during research for an ongoing legal dispute between the black firefighters and the city.

Answer the Question

Former Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Public “Information” Officer Ken Jefferson is running for sheriff. Maybe now he’ll respond to a media inquiry?


etting information from the Jacksonville Sheriff ’s Office has never been easy. Indeed, the police public information officers have turned nondisclosure into an art form. Grudging, incomplete answers. Achingly slow responses to public records requests. And wild, often impossibly high fee estimates for documents that should cost little to produce. This approach has occasionally earned the JSO public rebukes. The agency was forced to abandon a 20-year practice of charging $3 for police reports after the General Counsel’s Office informed it that local policy couldn’t trump state law, which limits copy costs to 15 cents per single-sided page. But more often, the JSO’s disinformation campaign occurs quietly, and behind the scenes. In August 2008, for instance, Folio Weekly asked for recent records of Drug Abatement Response Team (DART) raids of local bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda responded that the information would cost $630, because Folio Weekly would have to pay overtime for two DART officers to review and redact the files. In the end, copies of the records cost slightly more than $100, paid in advance on Aug. 18. The records themselves weren’t made available until Sept. 12, and consisted of just 32 pages — about $4.80 worth of copies, with no apparent redactions. According to JSO officials, reviewing the material took overtime officers 15 minutes per file. On another occasion, just last month, Folio Weekly asked for police reports on the Dec. 10 death of Sheron Clark in Riverside. Folio Weekly provided Clark’s name, address and the date she died. JSO’s public information officers demurred, asking instead for the police report number. When a reporter noted that it would

be hard to get that information without having the report, the PIO agreed to try to find the requested information. However, JSO refused to turn over the file until we paid the 15 cents owed from a previous records request — for a copy of mug shot that we hadn’t picked up. We paid the 15 cents, only to discover it wasn’t the mug shot that had been requested. It was, in fact, a photo — an incorrect mug shot — that

it seemed a rare opportunity to get a straight answer about the JSO’s unhelpful policies. Or not. Jefferson, who retired in 2010, says he was unaware of “any intentional acts of maliciousness” directed at any particular media outlet. Amazingly, he also says that he always thought he was helpful to the media. But when pressed, Jefferson says that PIOs look to Lauri-Ellen Smith for guidance,

When former JSO Public Information Officer Kenneth Jefferson announced he was challenging Sheriff John Rutherford in the March election, it seemed a rare opportunity to get a straight answer about the JSO’s unhelpful policies. had already been rejected almost a year before. And the police report on Sheron Clark wasn’t ready. JSO public information officers haven’t responded to any Folio Weekly emails since. Perhaps the most egregious instance was in 2008, when Folio Weekly emailed three simple questions to JSO spokesperson and special assistant to Sheriff John Rutherford, LauriEllen Smith, about the practice of forcibly taking blood from DUI suspects. Smith emailed back three one-word answers, then told the reporter she owed $104.98. It is entirely possible that other, more favored media outlets get better responses from the JSO, but there’s no reason to think that the average citizen does. So when former JSO Public Information Officer Kenneth Jefferson announced he was challenging Sheriff John Rutherford in the March election,

support and instruction on all public records requests. So we ask the obvious question: “Did Lauri-Ellen Smith tell you to make things as difficult as possible for Folio Weekly to get information?” Jefferson says he was never told to be obstructionist, but emphasizes again that all requests were processed though Smith. As it happens, Jefferson thinks Smith is wildly overpaid. He says she earns close to $100,000 annually, about twice as much as he thinks the position is worth. If elected sheriff, he promises to pull the wage for that position down to $50,000 and use the other $50,000 to put another officer on the street. (In an email response to a request for comment, Smith wrote, “The Jacksonville Sheriff ’s Office Public Information Unit works diligently to honor the Sheriff ’s commitment to transparency. We are governed by Statute

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119 — Florida’s public records law. We follow the law, often as directed by the Office of the General Counsel.”) Jefferson also promises to cut other jobs at the top if he’s elected. He says Rutherford’s five directors, 13 chiefs and 19 assistant chiefs result in a department that’s unnecessarily top-heavy. The Investigations Division, for example, staffs a chief, two assistant chiefs, two sergeants and two lieutenants. “Why, why, why?” he asks. “Why, if you have a chief, why can’t he just have two lieutenants? That’s over $200,000 in savings right there.” Asked about other changes he’d make in the department, Jefferson says he wants to review every police shooting to discern if there are

patterns that call for more training. Unlike Sheriff Rutherford, Jefferson isn’t opposed to the idea of a civilian review board. He says he is concerned that the number of police shootings in Jacksonville has caused people to distrust the police. And though Jefferson is (curiously) reluctant to criticize the sheriff, he says that his varied experiences on the force — as a detective, police recruiter and JSO accreditation applicant — enable him to relate well to officers up and down the chain of command. Jefferson says, “I[’ve reached out to] the community, and that’s a strong suit of mine.”  Susan Cooper Eastman

It’s Not for Dinner “No Meat March” — This month-long marathon of vegetarianism is sponsored by The Girls Gone Green and Riverside’s Ananda Kula yoga studio, and includes potluck dinners, community meditations, cooking classes, concerts and lectures on such subjects as how to plan a nutrient-rich vegetarian diet and the ill effects of a carnivorous life on one’s health. For more information or to take the pledge, go to

Martin Luther King Jr. Concert, Times Union Center, Jacksonville, January 17

Bouquets to John Morgan and the staff of Morgan & Morgan’s Jacksonville office for using their resources to make sure refugees and immigrants have an advocate in Jacksonville. After learning about a local fundraising effort to finance Jacksonville Area Legal Aid immigration attorney Kara Roberts’ salary (see “Firing Back,” Jan. 4,, Morgan donated $30,000 to JALA — enough money to keep Roberts employed for the year. Brickbats to Mayor Fland Sharp and the Jacksonville Beach City Council for pushing an ordinance that would give City Council the power to play favorites among area restaurants and bars. The council wants to change closing time from 2 a.m. to midnight, unless the venue obtains a special permit. The council has made clear that the permits will be used to reward or punish bars based on their behavior and clientele. Sharp’s family, who owns the building where the former Ocean Club was located, may have more than a passing interest in who does or does not get a permit. Bouquets to Greenscape President Carol Worsham and her army of volunteer arborists, for recreating Jacksonville’s tree canopy one tree at a time since 1975. On Jan. 15, more than 200 Greenscape volunteers planted a virtual forest of 3,500 live oak, red cedar, Southern magnolia, sweet gum, winged elm, holly, red bud and other native trees in clearings beside the 14.5mile long Baldwin Trail. 8 | FOLIO WEEKLY | JANUARY 25-30, 2010

NewsBuzz All in the Family

Signs of Disregard

Folio Weekly Photo Editor Walter Coker, his wife Karen and 15-year-old daughter Brennan will display their photography at an exhibit in the St. Johns County Administrative Building rotunda, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, beginning Feb. 1 as part of the “Friends and Family” exhibit. Coker has been a photographer for Folio Weekly for the last 18 years. Karen Coker teaches art history at Jacksonville Art Institute and Brennan Coker is a student at St. Johns County Center for the Arts at St. Augustine High School. The exhibit also features artwork by Joe and Theresa Segal, James Quine and Ken Barrett.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott appears to have violated state campaign law during the recent election. At least some of his campaign signs left out critical information required by Florida Election Law, Chapter 106.143 requiring that they state which office he sought. The once-omnipresent signs read “Scott/Carroll for Florida” when they ought to have said, “For Governor.” Asked how binding the requirement is (without being told who may have violated it), Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland was adamant. “You would have to put the office [you’re] running for and you have to put ‘for’ if you’re not the incumbent.” Violations of 106.43 incur monetary damages only, and those can stack up, since the state can charge $1,000 per violation. But that’s only if someone files a complaint with the Florida Elections Commission. And multi-millionaire Scott probably wouldn’t blink.

Correction Last week’s cover story, “The Two Million Dollar Man,” stated that Deputy General Counsel Steve Rohan came to the city of Jacksonville from the State Attorney’s Office. In fact, he came from the Public Defender’s Office. Also, though he purchased roughly four years of city pension time, as the story stated, only three of those years were purchased under the provisions of the 2005 pension code rewrite.

A War Worth Fighting “It’s fashionable now to see the Great Society as over-reaching and underperforming. But millions were lifted out of poverty — and if the job was unfinished, it was because a different war, in Vietnam, drained the resources that could have made the difference.” — St. Augustine Beach resident George McGovern (left, with Shriver) writing on the death of his friend Sargent R. Shriver for The Daily Beast. Shriver was McGovern’s vice-presidential running-mate in 1972, as well as the architect of Pres. Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.

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Sportstalk Ernest Goes to Jail

Wilford’s recent arrest is a sorry end to the career of a once-respected Jaguar


rnest Wilford was never the fastest guy on the Jaguars roster, but there was a time when he had the surest hands on the team. Sure, that’s kind of like being the hottest person in the meth rehab group, but whereas his contemporaries Matt Jones and Reggie Williams wore out their welcomes as their narco-exploits made the news, Wilford was known as a Character Guy. Folks here were sad when Wilford went to Miami as a free agent. Many assumed he would establish himself there. Many were wrong. Wilford’s tenure with the Dolphins was as forgettable as the most recent Flipper remake. He wasn’t a factor in the offense there, and was considered by many as one of the bigger busts of his free agent class. Three catches, 25 yards: his stats in seven games. His lack of speed factored into Miami’s decision to turn him into a tight end, but that didn’t work, and they dumped him. Soon enough, Jacksonville brought him back. A fan favorite. The kind of guy about whom the old folks say, when they see him on the TV, “I always liked him.” And that’s Ernest — a likable guy, right down to the time he divested himself of his dreadlocks so young children with cancer would have hair. It was by no means certain that Wilford would’ve had a place on the Jags’ roster next season, even before things went down at The Ritz on the night of his birthday. Older and slower every year, Wilford’s talent — like that of the aforementioned Matt Jones, now retired — is on a perpetual wane. News reports dutifully describe him as an “ex-Jaguar,” and if there was any doubt on that point, consider it resolved. There are discrepancies, as ever, between the official version of what went down when they were putting Wilford off the Ritz. Those who’ve spent time at the beach and know The Ritz — if only by reputation — might have wondered why Wilford was hanging there. The police report version essentially is The Ritz’s rendition — a soused Wilford (a husband and father, of course) got rowdy and grabby, was asked to leave and refused, and then the po-po came in and used the tase-tase, once or twice. Wilford, even sober, took some hits for the Jags, but they don’t compare to the hits his reputation took when the official version led off each of the 6 p.m. newscasts. His assertion, quoted in the police report, that he could do whatever he wanted, sounds like the same entitled, self-indulgent BS we’ve heard from Jags in trouble with the law over the last dozen years. Samantha Eichas, 21, one of the Ritz waitresses, said this to the T-U about the incident: “Usually you can just say, ‘Excuse me,

sir, I don’t work here to get grabbed by you.’ You can shake hands about it and part ways,” she said. “This was different. I felt violated.” If only The Ritz had surveillance video, huh? It seems like Wilford was guilty of more than drunk and disorderly, if the police report is true. If what is claimed really happened, is he not guilty of assault on an officer and of sexual assault of some degree? Just because the song

The police report version essentially is The Ritz’s rendition — a soused Wilford (a husband and father, of course) got rowdy and grabby, was asked to leave and refused, and then the po-po came in and used the tase-tase, once or twice.

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claims “shawty need a hug” doesn’t mean it’s really the case. Wilford got on Facebook shortly after getting sprung and claimed he would clear his name. But he didn’t answer when Jim Piggott knocked on his door. And he didn’t respond to Folio Weekly’s repeated messages, either, which makes you wonder how he expects to clear his rep if he doesn’t cooperate with the media. Because, while his accusers go on record, Wilford hides out, as if he believes he’ll be exonerated in court. That doesn’t happen. Many of us have gotten drunk and gotten stupid in public settings, so judgment perhaps should be reserved. Perhaps the only solution to situations like those of Wilford’s, ultimately, is to repeal the 21st Amendment. Yet again, we see drama and tragedy stemming from the fact that alcohol isn’t simply legal, its consumption is glorified and encouraged. Get plastered when you get depressed. That always helps, as Wllford’s wild weekend and any number of exploits involving plastered Jags over the years indicate. As for Ernest? I guess we’ll see him next year, for the Florida Tuskers, or maybe an arena team.  AG Gancarski

Best/Worst Network Ever! O

K, fine, whatever, I’ll admit that running a network may not be the easiest thing to do — BUT MY LIFE STINKS, TOO, YA KNOW!! It’s not exactly easy spending entire days sprawled on a filthy couch, wearing oddly stained clothes, surrounded by empty liquor bottles and half-eaten Totino’s Pizza Rolls while half-consciously flipping through hundreds of TV shows per hour. See? I’m doing MY part! It’s those networks! They’re the lazy bastards! The problem is that networks insist on only programming shows designed to appeal to a single demographic: BORING PEOPLE. However! There is one bright, shining exception to this rule — which is why I’m devoting this week’s column to the best/worst network in the world, TLC: The Learning Channel! Why is it the best/worst? It’s the worst because it has almost NOTHING to do

The problem is that networks insist on only programming shows designed to appeal to a single demographic: BORING PEOPLE. with the act of “learning” — unless you’re getting a master’s degree in FREAKS. It’s the best because TLC focuses solely on a highly specific demographic: people who are interested in cakes, midgets, families with 19 children, borderline sociopaths and toddlers dressed like whores. TLC currently has four shows dedicated to cakes (“Fabulous Cakes,” “Cake Boss,” “DC Cupcakes,” “Next Great Baker”), four shows about “ovaries gone wild” (“19 Kids and Counting,” “Quints by Surprise,” “Kate Plus Eight,” “Sextuplets Take New York”) and only one show about midg … umm … little people (“The Little Couple”)?? C’mon, TLC — you’re slipping! But the best/worst shows on TLC are clearly those about borderline sociopaths (which dovetail nicely with programming involving toddlers dressed like whores). Here are the absolute BEST/WORST shows on the BEST/ WORST network ever, TLC. • “My Strange Addiction” (Wednesdays, 9 p.m.) Supposedly true stories of weird addictions, including a woman who sleeps with a running hair dryer and a lady who eats up to half a roll of toilet paper daily. You’ll also see addictions to ventriloquism, wearing a furry suit, picking scabs, ingesting detergent, soap, hair and couch cushion foam. I’d volunteer for this show (every day for lunch I eat a sandwich filled with bellybutton lint), but I don’t think I’m strange enough. • “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” (Tuesdays, 10 a.m.) How many times have I heard that old line? This show is filled with hilarious dramatic re-creations of women who had no earthly idea they were preggo, until one day, whoopsie! Plop! Heyyy … what’s that crying? • “Toddlers & Tiaras” (Wednesdays, 10 p.m.) If you ever want to accuse your mother of being

an insane monster, please watch this show first! Little girls are gussied up like French whores (not the sexy kind) to compete in worthless pageants. In a recent episode, the most terrible mom in the world made her 5-year-old daughter get her eyebrows waxed. As the tyke screamed in pain, Terrible Mom just shrugged and said, “That’s the price for beauty.” (And what’s the price for 20 years of therapy?) • “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” (repeat times vary, but look for the one where she murders a caribou). If Palin doesn’t count as a sociopath, no one does.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25 9:00 ALL NETS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS President Obama is gonna set all those stink-ass Republicans straight! (Sniff. I wish.) 10:00 FX LIGHTS OUT Police discover Lights’ mp3 player on a dead girl’s body. AWWWWKWARD!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26 9:00 TLC MY STRANGE ADDICTION Tonight features a man who’s in love with a lifesized doll (eww!), and a woman who can’t stop picking her scabs (EWWW!!). 10:00 SYFY FACE OFF Debut! Finally! A reality contest for Hollywood makeup designers! (OK, fine … I’m faking my enthusiasm.)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27 9:00 NBC THE OFFICE Michael and Holly display their newest improv act (yikes), and Ricky Gervais makes a guest appearance! 9:30 NBC PARKS AND RECREATION When the entire city of Pawnee gets the flu, the annual Harvest Festival takes a vomitous turn.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 10:00 IFC ONION NEWS NETWORK The crack news team (and by that I mean they literally take crack) reports on “Snowlocaust 2011!!” 10:30 IFC PORTLANDIA Mayor Kyle MacLachlan asks Carrie and Fred to write the most awesome Portland theme song ever!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 9:00 SYFY MEGA PYTHON VS. GATOROID — Movie (2011) Who better to defeat a humongous snake and killer gator than ’80s pop darlings Debbie Gibson and Tiffany? (YESSSSSS!!) 10:00 DSC KIDNAP & RESCUE Debut! I thought this was about people who pretend to kidnap and then rescue their victims! It’s not.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 8:00 ABC EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION The team rebuilds a house for a family who lost a daughter in a car wreck and … JUSTIN BIEBER GUEST STARS?! EEEEEEE!! 9:00 E! BRIDALPLASTY Season finale! The two final brides compete to see whose plastic surgeries look the least grotesque.

MONDAY, JANUARY 31 8:00 ABC THE BACHELOR Brad takes the 11 finalists to Las Vegas and … Jaysus! Doesn’t that city have enough STDs?!  Wm.™ Steven Humphrey JANUARY 25-30, 2010 | FOLIO WEEKLY | 11

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Is it something you’re eating? A new exercise regimen? Or wait, I know: You’ve started going to the spa?

Fitness, Gyms & Trainers • p. 18

Whatever it is, it looks great on you.

Health Food & Nutrition • p. 18

As for you, stuck-in-2010, it’s time to get on board. For a complete guide to all the things you need to make you look and feel better, check out Folio Weekly’s Health & Beauty directory.

Holistic Care & Natural Therapies • p. 21

In addition to a comprehensive guide to salons, fitness facilities, massage therapists, yoga studios, plastic surgeons and health food stores, our special issue includes stories on exergaming trends, foods to avoid (and embrace), hot remedies and getting your mind right for marathoning.

Mind & Spirit Therapy • p. 25

So dive in and give your new year’s resolution the workout it deserves.

Weight Loss • p. 28

Anything else is so last year.

Yoga, Tai Chi & Dance • p. 28

Medical & Surgical Treatment • p. 23

Salons, Hair Care & Spa Services • p. 25


Accident Care & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, 5913 Normandy Blvd., Ste. 13, Jacksonville, 786-2781 Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, 6947 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, 743-2222 Absolute Medical Clinics offer specialists in chiropractic, physical therapy, rehabilitation, neuromuscular technique and massage. Dr. Vipul Patel traces the root of various health ailments, including headaches, back and neck pain, and offers non-surgical, drug-free relief.


1437 Flagler Ave., Jacksonville, 613-7794 Accucare of Florida is a general practice utilizing classical Five Element techniques, which deal with body, mind and spirit; and focusing on acute and chronic pain, addiction control and detoxification therapy. Other services include Reiki, shiatsu, auricular and Korean hand acupuncture.


4111 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, 398-7662 Active Chiropractic offers chiropractic care, neuromuscular massage therapy, BodyScan 2010 (energetic scanning with homeopathic remedies), and nutrition and weight-loss counseling.


3750 Kori Road, Mandarin, 292-4151 Owner/practitioner Mary E. Romaine has a four-year degree in acupuncture from an accredited acupuncture school and a degree in Chinese herbal medicine, including a master’s in Oriental medicine and herbs. She focuses on anxiety, pain and women’s issues, including menopause, postpartum fatigue and depression.


2886 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 277-2050 Acupuncture physician James Jones holds a Master of Oriental Medicine Science degree and is a certified acupuncturist, blending traditional Chinese medicine with complementary therapies.


4237 Salisbury Road, Ste. 107, Jacksonville, 296-9545 Acupuncture physician Dr. Michael Kowalski, AP, DA, offers acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy and nutritional support for the treatment of chronic and acute problems, cessation, detoxification and alternative pain management.


742-2967 Traditional Chinese medicine by board-certified master acupuncture physician Mark Dedrick (including acupuncture with Chinese herbs), with a focus pain relief, relaxation, immune function and fertility issues. Dedrick is clean-needle certified. Some insurance accepted.


This group offers traditional and classical acupuncture, Chinese herbology, myofascial pain therapy, massage and Pilates. Other services include complementary medicine to treat fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, stress and non-operative pain problems. Dr. Piper L. Wilson specializes in women’s health, reproduction and infertility.


2888 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 321-0002 Chiropractic physicians offer professional, caring treatment to the families of Amelia Island and Nassau County, using gentle, modern techniques including Cox spinal decompression therapy, massage therapy, computerized gait scans, custom foot orthotics, laser therapy, kinesio taping and Graston technique for soft-tissue healing and auto, work and sports injury. State-of-the-art X-ray equipment available onsite. Most health insurance plans accepted.


2382 Sadler Road, Amelia Island, 415-6699 Ashiatsu massage is a deep-tissue massage performed with the therapist’s feet, a highly therapeutic and corrective massage for athletes or those experiencing shoulder, hip and back pain. Additional massage therapies include Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, E-stim, reflexology, facial, Eastern and Easlen (intuitive with long strokes) techniques. Amelia Massage also treats fibromyalgia, whiplash, frozen shoulder and PIP auto injury cases.


4570 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 389-0030 Certified natural healer Kimberly A. Reaves is a licensed massage therapist and lifestyle trainer. Her life-improvement methods include biofeedback, self-awareness, relaxation acupressure and various massage techniques. Her goal is to empower others by teaching techniques that reduce stress and pain, remove toxins and reduce weight.


246 Third St., Neptune Beach, 242-8998 Awakening Spirit offers massage therapy and holistic healing. Experienced therapists use various massage techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stwone, neuromuscular and Reiki, along with traditional Thai massage. A couples’ suite is also available.


3535 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 396-3896 Acupuncture physician Beth E. Hopkins-Acampora has been providing alternative medicine services for more than 15 years, specializing in women’s health, fertility enhancement, Chinese herbs and lifestyle modifications. HopkinsAcampora works with local reproductive clinics to improve IVF pregnancy rates, and she produced the DVD “Tai Chi for Expecting Mothers.”


1901 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 733-6665 Dr. Cynthia Bohannon has offered chiropractic and alternative services for more than 20 years, including acupuncture, allergy elimination, frequency-specific microcurrent, herbs, vitamins and custom herbal formulas. Acupuncture, massage therapy and neuromuscular therapy are also offered.

440 Third St., Ste. A, Neptune Beach, 249-5999 Dr. Thomas Kiska, a chiropractic physician and Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition, and Dr. Susan Shepler, a chiropractic physician, offer health services not available in traditional healthcare, including body-balancing through X-ray analysis, stretching techniques and massage therapy. Personalized nutrition programs are available, with special consideration for age, sex and specific health conditions, as well as advanced preventive health services.

8280 Princeton Square Blvd. W., Ste. 1, Jacksonville, 233-1881 Specializing in acute and chronic pain relief and/or mental relief, Edwards offers Swedish, shiatsu, acupressure and sports massage, along with deep tissue manipulation, reflexology and nerve energy alignment. Onsite corporate chair massages and gift certificates are available.



252 Solana Road, Ponte Vedra, 285-2243 3546 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Jacksonville, 996-2243 145 Hilden Road, Ste. 123, Ponte Vedra, 247-2243 Doctors R.G. Packo, Lundy Tacti, Wayne Gordon and M.S. Willens make up the team at this chiropractic office, offering medical care, physical therapy and massage. They treat back pain, sports injuries, herniated disks, arthritis, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia and sciatica. Decompression therapy and acupuncture are also available.


2180 A1A S., Ste. 203, St. Augustine, 461-5699 Mudgette is a licensed massage therapist, nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, and is internationally certified by the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She incorporates Swedish, deep tissue and neuromuscular massage, along with structural energetic therapy to resolve painful conditions and postural limitations. Fully licensed and insured.



4642 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville, 389-9117 Experienced instructors, including Michael Garcia, RN, LMT, Edward Driggers, LMT, and Angela Warren, LMT, offer a large, well-equipped training and clinical space where students practice on the public. Flexible class schedules and a curriculum that focuses on massage therapy — without adding unnecessary programs — make Alpha among the top choices for those seeking their massage therapy licenses.

1309 St. Johns Bluff Road N., Bldg. B, Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 745-1735 Licensed acupuncturist Michael Runyan has been providing acupuncture with or without needles for nine years, as well as treating multiple medical problems including acute and chronic pain, infertility, stress and fatigue. Organic herbal formulas can be made specifically for clients. Services are covered by PIP (auto injuries), worker’s compensation and major insurance companies.



423 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 247-3933 Dr. Franca Alterman and Dr. Diane Johnson are dedicated to affordable health and wellness through the use of chiropractic care, with an emphasis on prenatal chiropractic and drug-free spinal health for the family. Yoga classes, nutritional support and licensed massage therapists are also available. Open Mon.-Sat. by appointment.


1555 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 396-1767

636-0087 Through acupuncture and hands-on energy work, licensed acupuncture physician Eve M. Lucken offers 20 years’ experience in alternative healing, helping clients “reconnect to the part of you that knows there’s more.” Lucken practices in Riverside.


496 Osceola Ave., Jax Beach, 501-1632 Young offers traditional acupuncture, moxa, cupping, Chinese

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Melissa Kingston says she owns a Wii but prefers a traditional workout. She views the Wii as “more for fun than fitness.”

Man vs. Machine

Excergaming looks good on the package, but is it the workout it promises to be?


his is not a joke: I used to work out — a lot. I used to be on the high school football team, the wrestling team, the weight-lifting team. I was cut, and I could run five miles day. Even in college, I spent my days walking, running, skateboarding. I had a private trainer for nearly a year in my 30s. Then I just stopped. Completely. The excuses were as cliché as the act itself, slipping into a sedentary lifestyle with a full schedule and a young child to blame. An occasional game of pick-up B-ball or sandlot football aside, I was joining the ranks of the over-40 immobile masses. Then, last year, we got a Wii — with the Wii Fit Plus Package. Never a video game fan — the last gaming console I owned was an Atari 2600 — I thought the prospect of using a video game as a virtual fitness instructor held little promise for me. But I gave it a shot. I played tennis, I bowled, I even did the balancing and juggling games. Each one knocked me for a loop. Seriously, after an hour of trying to land on a floating target or throwing snowballs at little round cartoon heads, my bones and muscles ached. Good sign? Maybe. But these days, the Wii gets more use as a conduit for Netflix streams than a “fun fitness product.” And therein lies the dilemma. Excergaming, like its real-world counterpart (aka: the gym) requires consistency and commitment to be effective. Yet few of us have the longview in mind. We’re quick-fixers and, whether it’s Dance Dance Revolution, Kinect, PlayStation Move or Wii, you gotta do it often and consistently to reap real benefits. According to Sean Callahan, fitness instructor and certified sports nutritionist at Jacksonville-based personal training center Fitt for Life, excergaming is most beneficial to children and seniors. “Any way to get kids off their butts and exercising [is good],” he says emphatically. “There’s an epidemic of childhood obesity in this country. For the elderly, the Wii is effective in increasing flexibility and [reducing] muscle atrophy. These games encourage people to interact and stand up. That

will definitely help in some small way.” All of that’s well and good, but personal trainer Melissa Kingston says that without a long-term commitment, any training program, virtual or otherwise, is meaningless. Kingston, a manager at Definition Personal Fitness in Jacksonville, says that 50 percent

Seriously, after an hour of trying to land on a floating target or throwing snowballs at little round cartoon heads, my bones and muscles ached. of all people beginning a fitness program quit within the first six months. The sort-of upside to this: Of the 50 percent who survive a full year, 50 percent of those will make it a lifestyle choice and remain committed. Not great odds, especially for someone occasionally knocking virtual baseballs over a pixelated fence. But, Kingston concedes, it might get gym-shy folks moving. “For people who are new to exercise, chances are, they are not comfortable exercising in public,” she says. “For some, I see that as a benefit, so they can feel better about themselves. But I doubt if that’s a good way for the long-term.” Oddly, Kingston owns a Wii with the Wii Fit Plus Package, but says it is “more for fun than for fitness. I like to get outside, in the outdoors, and I enjoy the social aspect of exercise.” She says that with a video game, there’s no authority figure, no one looking over your shoulder, encouraging you, keeping you safe. “A trainer gives you accountability,” says Kingston. “You make an appointment, you have to show up. It’s hands-on. A trainer is there to push you that extra mile, to push you to do that next rep … to make sure you’re doing it correctly.” I thought that’s what my wife was there for.  John E. Citrone JANUARY 25-30, 2010 | FOLIO WEEKLY | 13

Marathoner Pamela Miller says the hard part of a marathon isn’t the first 20 miles — “it’s truly the last 10K.”

Dead Man Running

Local marathoners describe the mental slog of the race’s final miles


n excerpt from my stream-of-consciousness during the last miles of the recent Jacksonville Bank Marathon, plenteous f-words omitted: At what point did someone fill my legs with cement? How bad is it that I can feel the bones in my knee grinding together? It’s like a mortarand-pestle. Did I drink too many beers last night? Not enough? I still don’t know whether that counts as carb-loading. Would it really be that terrible if I just stopped running? There are other marathons I could do. How would I deal with that? What does this mean? What does anything mean? How hard is this wind blowing — 20 miles per hour? How many miles-per-hour are in a knot-per-hour? I used to know that. I PAID 70 DOLLARS FOR THIS. Of course, upon crossing the finish line (I pushed through, with a time, if you must know, of 3:10:12), the achievement becomes immediately and obviously worth the physical and mental trauma. It’s the latter that many long-distance runners say is more taxing. It can get pretty dark upstairs. In his memoir, “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running,” novelist Haruki Murakami describes the marathoner’s dilemma well (if platitudinously): “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Say you’re running and you start to think, Man, this hurts, I can’t take it anymore. The hurt part is an unavoidable reality, but whether or not you can stand any more is up to the runner himself. This pretty much sums up the most important aspect of marathon running.” By nature, marathoning will always be a specialized pursuit. But with the increasing popularity of the Jacksonville Bank Marathon and the upcoming 26.2 With Donna, more and more local residents are tackling what’s commonly described as a 20-mile run followed by the hardest 10K of your life. Folio Weekly recently spoke with two area multiplemarathoners — a professional runner and an amateur — about their mental meanders.

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Paul McRae won first place in his division (men 35 to 39 years old) in the 2010 Jacksonville Bank Marathon. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, his personal record

is 2:27:50 — just some 23 minutes shy of the world record. On the last few miles: “That really depends on the race. At the last Jax Bank, I really just wanted to pick up the pace. My calf was bothering me around mile 16, so toward the end I felt great and wanted to really push myself. There have been other races where all I could think about was quitting. I hurt and I wanted to stop and have someone pick me up off the side of the road. The main thing is just learning to ignore that thought and keep going. “I do my best to think about anything but running for the first 20 miles. It is always great when you have others running with you, then you can talk about anything other than how much it hurts. If I’m not running with people I know, then I usually strike up conversations with fellow runners, and I’m sure I annoy them. Honestly, I don’t really care at the time, because the talking takes my mind off of running.” Pamela Miller has run eight marathons. “I am not fast, but I am consistent,” says the 48-yearold Orange Park resident. In memory of her late musician father, she carries one of his drumsticks during the races. On the Bank Marathon: “This was one of [my] worst times, but in the marathon what matters is finishing. I finished in 5 hours and 37 minutes, and it wasn’t pretty, but it was done. I was extremely cold, my knees were killing me and where were the people? They are a big support to keep you motivated. This year I think the weather kept them inside. “Mile 24 you need the mental support — honestly, there is nothing left, but you have to finish what you start. The music and the headsets no longer are necessary, because your total thoughts are … How do I finish? Why am I doing this? I gotta beat my time. I can’t stop. “The marathon is not the first 20 miles — it’s truly that last 10K. You are giving what you have from deep inside. Who you are and what you are made of surfaces.”  Owen Holmes

herbal medicine and medical qigong energy work, specializing in acute and chronic pain, stress reduction and women’s health. Weekly shen zhen qigong classes are available.


2180 A1A S., Ste. 100, St. Augustine, 471-2225 Dr. Allen M. Deprey, DC, focuses on holistic care and a team approach. Chiropractic for neck and spinal injuries is offered, along with family and individual wellness plans, massage therapy, rehabilitation treatment and general health maintenance.


390 Ninth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 249-1551 Dr. H. Joseph Dunn, DABCN, DC, and Linda Banister, DC, offer a variety of therapies to provide care for both immediate symptom relief and long-term wellness. Dunn Wellness Center provides patients an individualized pathway for health, going beyond pain relief to optimized quality of life.


2225 A1A S., Ste. B-1, St. Augustine, 461-9901 Karen Peters, LMT, Stephanie Joy MacDonald, CFP, LMT, and Glenn Gaffney, LMT, make up the only group practice in North Florida offering kinesis structural integration, the Feldankrais Method, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy and Reiki. They provide therapies for stress reduction, pain relief, injury rehabilitation and cancer recovery. Each therapist focuses on a particular modality for inspiring an individual’s function and full potential.


12795 San Jose Blvd., Stes. 9 & 10, Jacksonville, 619-1587 The Elements provide massages, including hot-stone, facials and energy-inducing, core-building yoga classes. Physical therapy is also available. All major insurances are accepted.


3948 Sunbeam Road, Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 880-1889 Dr. Xiaolu Luo, AP, DOM, has eight years of traditional Chinese medicine and integrative TCM and Western medicine training and 24 years of clinical experience, specializing in pain management and treatments for migraines, infertility, anxiety, depression, constipation, drug addition and smoking cessation.


835 Cesery Blvd., Jacksonville, 745-1444 Dr. J. Allen and Deborah Fralicker have practiced in Arlington for more than 20 years, focusing on the treatment of auto accident and work injuries, as well as general diseases and conditions. They offer spinal health maintenance, acupuncture and other non-invasive health care and wellness programs without medication.


753 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-4820 Located inside Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym, this hands-on chiropractic practice has 16 years of experience, with a focus on working with athletes. Discounts are available for Bailey’s Gym members, as well as those who are police officers, firefighters or military personnel.


11481 Old St. Augustine Road, Ste. 405, Jacksonville, 260-1993 The Haas Center uses gentle spinal adjustments to remove nerve interference. They also offer rehabilitation, detoxification, nutritional and digestive support with a holistic approach.


5135 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville, 388-0900 Deep-tissue massage for stress relief, headaches and other injuries is offered. Most medical insurance is accepted.


2720 Park St., Jacksonville, 610-9507 Healing Edge owner Heather Edge specializes in neuromuscular therapy along with deep-tissue, Swedish and sports massage in a comfortable and tranquil atmosphere. Relaxation therapy and relief of acute or chronic pain are also offered.


4130 Salisbury Road N., Ste. 1100, Jacksonville, 332-0910 Heritage Institute is a massage-therapy school that offers a comprehensive curriculum and extensive hands-on training. The Institute also offers student massages, including Swedish, deep-tissue, sports and neuromuscular, in full or half sessions.


affordable healthcare, treating a wide range of conditions including pain management, stress, fertility issues, weight loss, addiction and insomnia. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.

The client experiences increased body awareness, more vitality and a greater sense of peace.


432 Second St. S., Jax Beach, 246-4100 Caswell is a licensed, board-certified acupuncture physician integrating a Western medical background with Chinese medicine to provide quality holistic care to the Jax Beach community. Caswell has served as president and vicepresident of the Northeast Florida Acupuncture Alliance.

465 S.R. 13, Ste. 11, St. Johns, 230-0080 Dr. Thomas Lahmann is certified in the American Medical Association Guidelines for permanent impairment evaluations. His approach to treatment is a combination of chiropractic care, applied kinesiology and physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, decompression and muscle stimulation to expedite healing of new or chronic injuries.



3355 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 731-3000 Dr. Anthony Iselborn specializes in treating pain from sports injuries, automobile accidents and work-related injuries to individuals of all ages, and athletes of all levels and disciplines. Wellness care includes chiropractic adjustment, soft-tissue techniques, physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, rehabilitative exercise, custom foot supports and nutritional support.


2382 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, 548-7111 Elke Schreiber, LMT, offers foot reflexology and Swedish massage, focusing on certain points to influence energy flow throughout the body. Sessions are offered at her studio, or in your home or office.


1532 Kingsley Ave., Ste. 109, Orange Park, 349-3193 Morrison has more than 11 years’ experience in clinical neuromuscular and structural bodywork, focusing on evaluation and treatment of pain resulting from soft tissue dysfunction. Performance-oriented massage therapy, flexibility coaching and an unconventional strength training program allow clients to return to their daily activities quickly. Morrison also teaches a pregnancy and infant massage class. Health, auto and WC insurance accepted.


13947 Beach Blvd., Ste. 202, Intracoastal, 223-3334 Dr. Carlson and staff at Jacksonville Acupuncture educate and heal through acupuncture and alternative medicine, treating conditions related to migraines, musculoskeletal pain, gastrointestinal disorders and more.


13241 Bartram Park Blvd., Ste. 1017, Jacksonville, 260-2598 At the clinic, Robin Douglas, licensed acupuncture physician, offers gentle, personalized therapy and custom-made herbal medicine for an individual’s specific needs. Call for a free consultation. Most insurances are accepted.


7860 Gate Parkway, Ste. 106, Southside, 619-2703 Centrally located on the Southside, Dr. Jeremiah Carlson at Jacksonville Chiropractic & Acupuncture is dedicated to helping clients achieve wellness objectives, combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum.


2441 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 372-0623 Dr. Edgar Vesce’s clinic uses comprehensive chiropractic care, therapy and rehabilitation to help patients of all ages find relief from pain in the neck, back, shoulder, hip or knee, as well as to treat whiplash, headaches, sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome.


3932 San Jose Park Drive, Jacksonville, 737-0312 Langford offers therapeutic massage, Huma and Rosen Method bodywork. Each program is tailored for overall relaxation with attention to areas of chronic stress and injury.


6290 103rd St., Jacksonville, 777-2287 1835 East-West Parkway, Ste. 5, Fleming Island, 215-6111 Specializing in the Chinese balance method of acupuncture therapy for pain, Kam Lee Advanced Acupuncture Center also incorporates traditional herbal medicines, tai chi and kung fu for total well-being. Services include nutritional therapy, N.A.E.T. allergy relief, a self-defense and fitness classes for weight and health maintenance.


217 First Street, Neptune Beach, 249-2118 Basile is a state-licensed and nationally board-certified acupuncture physician with a full-time practice at the Beaches, offering acupuncture for acute and chronic conditions, including pain, stress and sleep disorders, depression and anxiety, digestive disturbances and sciatica. Free consultations, and day and evening appointments are available.


9424 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 448-9499 The school offers a diversified curriculum and job placement in the field of massage therapy. Full- and part-time day and evening classes are available. Student loans are available, and the student clinic offers massage at a reduced rate. Call for class schedules.


4154 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 859-5333 831-A N. Third St., Jax Beach, 859-5333 Kimberly Ruel provides natural medicine that is safe, drug-free and effective, utilizing acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage therapy and homeopathy.


7860 Gate Parkway, Ste. 105, Southside, 998-0444 Massage Bliss offers treatments in a warm atmosphere, with 10 rooms for large parties or occasions, including heated massage tables and a candlelit couples’ suite. Programs include Swedish, neuromuscular, deep tissue, hot stone and prenatal massage. Chocolate body wraps, footbaths, soy slimming body wraps, facials and makeup applications are also available.


4720 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, 219-7833 Massage by Bobbie offers Swedish, deep tissue and heated bamboo fusion massage, to encourage relaxation, help relieve stress and improve circulation.


3830 Williamsburg Park Blvd., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 739-1497 Offering sports, deep-tissue and Swedish massage, the center also specializes in Reiki, reflexology, stone therapy and other treatments to reduce muscle tension and relieve stress. Microdermabrasion and facials are available, as well as Dermalogica skin care products and gift certificates.


3864 San Jose Park Drive, Jacksonville, 737-8552 MassageFirst blends neuromuscular, deep tissue and myofascial massage therapies to effectively treat soft tissue pain and dysfunction and rehabilitate injuries by focusing on cause, not symptoms. Acupuncture, chiropractic and laser therapies are also available. Most insurances and PIP accepted.


4866 Big Island Drive, Ste. 2, The Marketplace at St. Johns Town Center, 400-7777 725 Nautica Drive, Ste. 104, River City Marketplace, 483-2222 Massage heights provides convenient and affordable therapeutic massage with aromatherapy, including hot stone therapy, peppermint foot scrub, hot towel cold stone face massage, and other add-on elevations by experienced, licensed massage therapists.


2180 A1A S., Ste. 202, St. Augustine, 810-9685 Located in Deprey’s Natural Health Center, Kirsten Arnold offers therapeutic bodywork, deep-tissue massage and relaxation techniques to incorporate into your daily lifestyle.

4617 Brentwood Ave., Jacksonville, 350-5544 McGowan Spinal Rehab Center is a one-stop shop for pain relief after an auto accident, sports injury, soft-tissue injury, or just to help relieve chronic pain. Services include on-site diagnostic testing, and attorney referral is available. McGowan accepts auto insurance.



69 S. Dixie Highway, Ste. C1, St. Augustine, 347-4619 Kristi Joy is a licensed massage therapist and certifi ed healing-touch practitioner with 15 years’ experience. Joy offers massage therapy, energy healing, facilitation in “the work” of Byron Katie (, and classes in meditation, chi kung and journaling.


2427 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 739-5808 Mariellen Kristol, AP, doctor of Oriental medicine, specializes in acupuncture, Chinese medical herbs, spiritual counseling and healing. Bruce Kristol, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychospiritual counselor who helps integrate life events through transformational psychology and hypnotherapy. Services include adult, family and marriage counseling, hypnosis and past-life regression.


831-A Third St. N., Jax Beach, 339-0555 Dr. Lowery, a licensed chiropractic physician, offers therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, nutritional counseling and hypno-birthing classes (with a licensed professional for evening classes). His practice also specializes in auto accident rehabilitation, and works with primary care physicians and attorneys for their patients/clients at the Beaches.


217 First St., Neptune Beach, 716-6884 With more than 20 years of bodywork training, education and practice, Lynch utilizes a variety of techniques, including shiatsu, reflexology, deep tissue, yoga and energy balancing, in her hands-on sessions, which are created from a place of heart. Each session is catered to the individual and their needs.


13947 Beach Blvd., Ste. 202, Jacksonville, 223-3330 The mission at Hodges Chiropractic is to educate and bring patients to optimal health through natural chiropractic care. Massage therapy is also available. Most major insurance is accepted but not required. Call for a free consultation.

12627 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 504, Jacksonville, 240-5927 Licensed acupuncturist Felicia M. Dyess, A.P., provides holistic healthcare to the Jacksonville area through gentle acupuncture and tailored herbal therapy as well as nutritional and lifestyle counseling. Some insurances are accepted.



1050 Riverside Ave., Ste. B, Jacksonville, 304-5011 Located in the Silver Chiropractic & Wellness Building, licensed acupuncture physician Haley Honeysett, A.P., provides gentle, safe and effective treatments, utilizing traditional Chinese medicine in a modern medical environment. Honeysett offers


4343 Colonial Ave., Jacksonville, 384-8989 With 18 years’ experience, licensed massage therapist Appleby provides neuromuscular massage for problem areas, Swedish massage for relaxation, and lymphatic drainage to stimulate the function of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.

183 Landrum Lane, Ste. 203, Ponte Vedra, 273-7090 Michael Brock has been practicing massage therapy in the Ponte Vedra area for over 12 years, offering deep-tissue work without the pain. The Ponte Vedra Massage office, located across from Winston YMCA, has a quiet, private, professional environment. Brock is Florida licensed and American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) insured.


13121 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 220-6461 The center offers acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy and a full-service day spa that specializes in hair, skin and nail care.


419-A Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 824-8353 Monahan Clinic’s team of chiropractors, medical doctors and massage therapists specialize in traditional and alternative care for whiplash, work-related accidents, headaches and sciatica/radiating pain. Other services include laser, oral and IV chelation, hormonal balancing, myofascial pain/fibromyalgia treatment, nutrition, hyperbaric chamber and massage.


1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra, 273-1545, 674-4772 Located at The Spa at Sawgrass, Muriel Hattori — a Folio Weekly Best of Jax reader’s poll winner — specializes in sports, relaxation, therapeutic, Thai, shiatsu, reflexology, Tui Na and deep tissue massage.


1312 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, 757-4786 Dr. Chris DeWeese and Dr. Steven L. Rhodes specialize in the discovery and treatment of hard-to-detect neck or spine pain sources. Rhodes invented a patented MRI device that aids in detection of hidden injuries and is part of a Shands Hospital physical research team studying spinal injuries. Northside handles a full range of chiropractic care and treatment.


1610 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, 387-4151 In practice for nearly 30 years, Dr. Patrick Opachich is one of only a few chiropractic orthopedic specialists in Jacksonville. Offering chiropractic care for spinal problems and evaluation of extremity injuries, Opachich also counsels on nutrition, diet and weight control, using a holistic, drug-free approach. Massage therapy and allergy elimination are offered.

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1301 Plantation Island Drive S., Ste. 402A, St. Augustine, 471-1110 Comprehensive health care from an Oriental medicine approach, including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition and shiatsu. Specialties are family practice in allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders, immune, menstrual and musculoskeletal disorders, insomnia, gynecology and pain management. Beat accepts most major insurance plans.


745-1900 A licensed massage therapist and a certified personal trainer, Hartsfield offers Reiki, reflexology and other modalities of massage therapy. Studio and outcalls are available. Sessions range from 60 minutes to three hours.


8705 Perimeter Park Blvd., Ste. 6, Jacksonville, 997-1349 Shaw Chiropractic combines cutting edge technology with time-tested techniques to restore health in children and adults without drugs.


1050 Riverside Ave., Ste. B, Riverside, 634-0805 Silver Chiropractic offers chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy, spinal decompression and nutritional services. Dr. Shane Silver accepts all insurance and is in-network for Aetna, BC/BS, Humana and Cigna.


1563 Alford Place, Ste. 5, Jacksonville, 306-9803 A certified neuromuscular therapist, Jay Terry’s unique style of bodywork combines Western techniques, neuromuscular therapy and Thai-yoga massage, to effectively treat acute and chronic pain. Soothing relaxation and deep-compression massage are also offered.


4059 Salisbury Road N., Jacksonville, 281-0058 Mark Mihaly specializes in herbal medicine, acupuncture and zero balancing. Amy Layh, MEd., LMHC, LMT, Reiki master-teacher, blends mental, emotional, spiritual counseling with intuitive energy healing, Reiki sessions, commercial and residential space clearing, earth acupuncture and distance sessions. 994-7127. Lindsey Radkoski, LMT, has extensive training in reflexology, cranial sacral therapy, core synchronism and polarity therapy. 881-4875. Leigh Ann Jacob is a licensed facial specialist, massage therapist and body-wrapper. 7056584. Yogi Hari Nitin Kumar Gill is a certified yoga instructor trained by Aham Braham Yoga Trust and Ayurvedic College in Rishikesh. Fluent in English, Hindi and Sanskrit, he teaches private and group lessons in authentic Hatha, Ashthanga,

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3119 Spring Glen Road, Ste. 112, Jacksonville, 379-2337 Specialties include deep-tissue, prenatal and reflexology massage. As a licensed massage therapist, Nicole Berrios provides affordable therapeutic massage to soothe aches and pains while enhancing general health and well being. Gift certificates, military discounts and outcalls are available.


120 Lemon St., Neptune Beach, 242-0804 or 465-4443 Licensed massage therapist Bootsy Haas’ approach is spiritually centered, with a deep belief in the mindbody connection. A healing center tucked away in a beach cottage atmosphere, Tranquil Waters offers many modalities of massage and energy work, including ultraheated stone massage, craniosacral, shiatsu and Swedish massage for deep relaxation and stress reduction. Other services are acupuncture, Reiki, energy/Chakra balancing and sound therapy.


4200 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 384-1240 Travis Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic care for all types of pain and dysfunction, including arthritis, migraines, shoulder and knee pain, and all spinal areas, as well as massage therapy for increased flexibility. Nautilus, hydraulic, free-weight and cardiovascular equipment is also available, and the gym is now open to the public for memberships. Special discounts are offered for cash patients.


721 Stockton St., Jacksonville, 981-8646 Vicki Wengrow, LMT, is a practitioner and teacher of massage therapy/respectful touch to help heal soft-tissue injuries, release pain and reduce stress. While offering many forms of therapeutic touch, Wengrow specializes in “Wengrow’s Synergy,” an encompassing bodywork system to promote structural, neuromuscular, myofascial and body/mind integration.

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8777 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 701, Jacksonville, 448-9448 The Wright Center’s goal is to educate people on what they can do for themselves rather than becoming dependent upon drawn-out therapies. Licensed massage therapists Edna C. Wade, Lori Covell and Jason Wade specialize in neuromuscular, deep-tissue, hot stone, myofascial and massage therapies, along with lypossage, body-sculpting, facials, Swedish massage and advanced bodyworks. On-site corporate chair massage available.


2330 Park St., Jacksonville, 537-4331 Zee Cakmis is a nationally board-certified, Florida licensed acupuncturist who practices traditional Chinese medicine, five element acupuncture and contemporary Oriental medicine, featuring Chinese massage, cupping, moxa, cosmetic acupuncture, frictioning (guasha), warm stone therapy and herbal formulas.

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27 Edgar St., Atlantic Beach, 803-4129, (757) 348-9200 CrossFitJax is a training facility offering a strength-andconditioning program. Participants run, climb, push, pull, press, squat and catch with body weight, Dynamax balls, free weights, kettlebells and pull-up bars. It’s hardcore, basic stuff — no mirrors, music, smoothie bars, TVs or saunas — combining strength training and monostructural movement.



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533 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 853-6485 This health club offers everything from breakfast to fullservice restrooms and locker rooms. Membership fees may vary depending on services chosen, which include indoor racquetball courts and a Pilates studio. Open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sat.


SportsPlex, 450 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 994-3161 As a personal fitness trainer, Newbern provides an individualized approach to health, exercise and nutrition based on an individual’s goals, and medical, exercise and nutrition history. Some benefits of strength training include reducing fat, increasing metabolic rate, decreasing lowerback discomfort and relieving everyday stress.


4268 Oldfield Crossing Drive, Ste. 201, Jacksonville, 525-5430 This specialty program is a 90-day weight-loss challenge to help burn fat, keep lean muscle, boosts the metabolism and control hunger.


7860 Gate Parkway, Ste. 105, Jacksonville, 998-9980 The private studio offers Pilates training, springboard, yoga, spinning, Nordic walking classes, as well as one-on-one or small group classes, to strengthen the core and reshape and tone the body. Other treatments include chromotherapy, E-stim and directional wave face and body treatments. 1114 S. 14th St., Fernandina Beach, 206-4414 Club 14 offers fitness classes and equipment in a new facility staffed with experienced personnel interested in

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5290 Norwood Ave., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 765-6002 This 11,000-square-foot facility features cyber and life fitness cardio areas, an express circuit for women and seniors, and hammer-strength equipment for the novice and power-lifter alike. Classes include line dancing, aerobics, body sculpting and karate. Diabetes support, smoking cessation and childhood obesity programs are also offered.


1912 Hawkins Cove Drive W., Jacksonville, 994-6899 DeLily offers custom-made hula hoops for adults and children, for fitness and fun.


1060 U.S. 1, St. Augustine, 829-0625 4195 Southside Blvd., Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 998-0738 First Coast offers fitness, training and cardio equipment, including LifeCore, Supermats, Horizon, BodySolid and Cap Barbell, as well as a wide variety of vitamins and supplements.


860-0153, 230-4794, This fitness training program employs Pilates instructors, nutrition advisors and boxing coaches for individual, personalized programs to guide you every step of the way toward complete fitness. Private studio training and in-home personal training are available.


Brandon Rahe, 540-6076 GO Personal Training offers fitness and nutritional services designed for individual goals. Backed by a four-year degree and ACSM certification, Brandon Rahe helps in weight loss, muscle building, flexibility and diet, and recovery from injury.

4268 Oldfield Crossing Drive, Ste. 201, Jacksonville, 535-6716 This program specializes in core training, agility and flexibility, offering motivation, accountability and nutrition.


450 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 247-5552 SportsPlex offers multiple workout rooms featuring a large selection of strength and cardio equipment — with cable TV and CD players — and aerobic studios. Classes include yoga, Hatha yoga, Pilates, martial arts, aerobics, step and body sculpting. Child care and tanning are available. A free seven-day trial is also available.


3576 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 387-9355 1555 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 536-1829 A fully equipped Pilates studio, Synergy incorporates Pilates-based principles for the rehabilitation of patients in a caring, nurturing environment promoting dignity, self-respect and self-reliance. Classes include semi-private Pilates, reformer, mat, physical therapy, massage therapy and cardio. Health and fitness assessments are available.


7643 Gate Parkway, Ste. 108, Jacksonville, 551-6998 Timed:Exercise is a revolutionary program designed to improve the fitness of any committed individual — regardless of fitness level, age or gender — in less than 30 minutes a day. Timed:Exercise provides a complete workout each day, both online and at the Tinseltown facilities, combining cardio and strength training using body and free weight movements.


525 Third St. N., Ste. 100, Jax Beach, 372-4277 Aspects of fitness are addressed with each client, including strength training with a certified fitness trainer, healthful eating and a custom cardio plan. An evaluation of goals — weight loss, general fitness, flexibility or sports-specific training — and current fitness status is made before any program is begun.


14255 Beach Blvd., Ste. A, Jacksonville, 821-5101 9545 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 880-4858 830 A1A N., Ponte Vedra, 285-8223 1650 U.S. 1, St. Augustine, 829-3443 1947 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 471-8887 State-of-the-art health facilities provide a non-intimidating environment that includes fitness equipment, free weights, and a variety of health and fitness and aerobics classes, as well as an indoor basketball court, kids’ club, tanning, steam rooms, personal trainers, kickboxing and massage therapy. The St. Augustine locations offer women-only workout areas.




1722 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 619-3113 Unlike traditional programs that see the body as individual parts, Cross Training San Marco views it as a comprehensive unit. This personal-training studio combines an integrated approach to fitness that’s both holistic and healthy. The certified personal trainers balance strength training and cardiovascular exercises to help clients lose weight without losing muscle or build strength without building mass.



9425 Craven Road, Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 367-5003 inShape Ladies Fitness is a full-service gym offering yoga, Zumba, core ball, boot camp, strip pole fitness, weight classes and infrared sauna. No contracts, no enrollment fees.


422-6218 Daniel Weisner is a certified advanced personal fitness trainer and licensed massage therapist practicing in a private studio, offering training for increased flexibility, muscle tone and strength, as well as Pilates instruction and nutrition coaching.


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11262 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 338-0644 Just Fitness offers exclusive personal training, state-ofthe-art cardio equipment, executive-style locker rooms and cardio cinema for a monthly fee, with no contracts and no hidden fees.


1731 Wells Road, Orange Park, 269-3222 13164 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 2, Intracoastal, 220-1592 Lifestyle Fitness is a 40,000-square-foot health, fitness and day spa complex, offering state-of-the-art equipment, unlimited exercise classes, a 75-foot lap swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and whirlpool, plus an interactive kids’ club.


2062 Spoonbill St., Jacksonville, 994-2500 Certified personal trainer David Wilcox uses sound strengthtraining principles, including brisk resistance training, to provide an intense, robust workout with a minimum of equipment. Wilcox brings the gym to you with his mobile service.


2375 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Ste. 102, Jacksonville, 642-3150 For more than a decade, WMA has offered programs for mixed martial arts, self-defense, Muay Thai kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, weapons training and children’s mixed martial arts. With more than 3,000 square feet, heavy bags, core and strength training, it’s also the Southeast headquarters for Erik Paulson’s combat submission wrestling and the official Royce Gracie jiu-jitsu network school of North Florida.


311 N. Third St., Ste. 105, Jax Beach, 853-6923 This new Fusion Fitness center specializes in non-impact, world-class group training. Owners Abbie and Eben Britton (Jaguars’ offensive tackle) offer 32 classes a week in cardio, flexibility and strength training. Call for fees and schedules.


299 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 1, Atlantic Beach, 246-1634 Bio-Max is a complete source for nutritional and health food

needs, offering a large line of vitamins, herbs and sports nutrition products. Bio-Max also sells organic fruits and vegetables as well as organic groceries and alternative breads and pastas. Bio-Max has a knowledgeable staff available to answer any questions, and specialty items can be ordered.


114 St. George St., St. Augustine, 823-1229 Serving freshly made smoothies including favorites like the “Blonde Bombshell” and “Hang Me Over,” the café offers ingredients including protein powder, ginseng, flax seed and more. The café also serves deli sandwiches and wraps made from a variety of homemade breads, and serves Seattle’s Best and Starbucks coffees.


9822 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 103, Jacksonville, 619-2786 A healthy fast food alternative, Flame Broiler is a Korean health-conscious restaurant offering made-to-order items (with no transfat, MSG, frying, or skin on meat), including chicken, beef, Korean short ribs and veggies over brown rice.


7648 Lem Turner Road, Jacksonville, 764-8929 or 765-2144 A family-owned business for more than 30 years, Florida Health Foods employs knowledgeable employees and carries vitamin and mineral supplements, herbs, bulk teas, vegetarian foods and natural cosmetics.


1738 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 269-7222 This health foods store has been serving Jacksonville since 1979, offering bulk foods, herbs and spices as well as organic produce, frozen foods, groceries, natural health and beauty items, pet food and household products. The Granary also carries a full line of vitamins, herbs and homeopathic remedies.

who can answer any question about the supplements and services available, including nutrition plans and consultations.


833 T.J. Courson Road, Fernandina Beach, 277-3158 Locally owned and operated since 1985, Nassau Health Foods is Amelia Island’s complete natural foods store. Owner Buster Beaton offers items for homeopathy, aromatherapy and sports nutrition, as well as a large selection of national brand supplements, bulk foods, a complete selection of body care products, and a 21-day raw food challenge.


10000 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 260-6950 11030 Baymeadows Road, Baymeadows, 269-2791 Native Sun Natural Foods Market, known for excellent customer service, carries an extensive selection of all-natural and organic vitamins and supplements, as well as essential fatty acids, greens, herbs, and products for homeopathy, beauty care and weight loss. The store also does extensive research on special diets and tags items that are casein-free, peanut-free or have low sodium or no gluten added. On Feb. 15, at 8 p.m., Omar Cruz, director of supplement education for Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, offers a free seminar on USDA organic formulas and Ayurvedic solutions in health care at the Southside location. 260-2791.


1891 Beach Blvd., Ste. 200, Jax Beach, 249-4372 A natural health food store located across the street from Adventure Landing, Natural Medicine Shoppe offers a complete line of vitamin supplements, herbs, organic foods, aromatherapy items, natural cosmetics, organic wine and homeopathic products, including natural hormone replacement alternatives for women and men. Sat. shoppers get 10 percent off all vitamin supplements.



2007 Park St., Riverside, 384-4474 1915 East-West Parkway, Fleming Island, 541-0009 This juice and smoothie bar — located in the Grassroots Market — also offers a large selection of gourmet cheeses, natural and organic items, and ready-made take-away meals. Open daily.

115 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 534-7027, info@ Palmetto Organics is a member-based organic produce home-delivery company that’s passionate about the health benefits of organic produce and the positive impact it has on our bodies and environment.



3543 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 384-0002 Green Man Gourmet carries organic and natural products, spices, blends, salts, teas, beer and wine, dairy and culinary accessories for food preparation.


11481 Old St. Augustine Road, Ste. 405, Jacksonville, 260-1993 Dr. Haas has over 32 years’ experience alleviating the pain of migraines, neck and low back and fibromyalgia. Using nutritional response testing to treat the cause rather than the symptom. Additional treatments include gentle spinal adjustments, rehabilitation and detoxification.


12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 16, Jacksonville, 641-4410 Health Shoppe carries a large selection of high-quality supplements, including vitamins, sports nutrition and diet products, herbs, teas, aromatherapy items and natural cosmetics. The Shoppe also offers a full line of organic foods, specializing in allergy-free, organic and low-carb varieties.


1440 Dunn Ave., Ste. 13, Jacksonville, 696-9355 Here’s To Your Health offers a full line of health products with a trained staff to answer your questions.


1533 Cesary Blvd., Jacksonville (kitchen only), 476-6388, This company offers organic, raw, vegan, local, gluten-free chocolate; sales profits support Jacksonville’s Permaculture Network, an initiative to actively spread organic urban agriculture and education.


13475 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 37, Intracoastal, 220-2833 Jax Sports Nutrition offers exclusive quality products, including proteins, pre-workout items, fat-burners and vitamins, and customized nutrition plans, with a certified nutrition specialist on staff.


714-5338, Adam Graham shares the healing benefits of vegan live-food cuisine through classes, demos and consultations.


525 S.R. 16, Ste. 106, Westgate Plaza, St. Augustine, 826-0210 Owner/chef Cheryl Crosley prepares organic, vegetarian meals like veggie omelets, veggie pitas, burritos, tofu Reubens, miso and vegetable soup, hummus and tabouli. The Health Food Market offers the same ingredients used in the cafe’s dishes.


1313B Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 372-4265 All Max Muscle employees are certified nutrition specialists

12740 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Intracoastal West, 221-0510 4259 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 645-5767 1518 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 419-6161 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Orange Park, 215-0350 1540 Wells Road, Ste. 9, Orange Park, 278-3131 4495 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 405, Jacksonville, 388-4156 Planet Smoothie offers a variety of fruit and juice smoothies to which customers can add a number of nutritional products designed to promote energy, wellness, protein or weight loss. The Lakewood and Orange Park locations also offer wrap sandwiches. Open daily.


224 W. King St., St. Augustine, 827-4499 Present Moment serves only raw, organic, vegan and vegetarian dishes, but you’d hardly know it from the breadth of choices. Selections include pizza, pastas, hummus and milkshakes — all prepared without meat, dairy or an oven. Beer and organic wines are also served. Take-out is available. Open Mon.-Sat.


476-6388,, This company offers 100 percent gluten-free, organic, vegan, raw food, including packaged entrees, sides, pies and more at Northeast Florida health food stores and farmers markets, as well as at all European Street Cafe locations. Whole pies and catering are available.


363 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 242-2993 13770 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 821-1771 13457 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 1, 221-1299 1661 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 389-0011 4624 Town Crossing Drive, Ste. 119, 996-2889 9810 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 4A, Jacksonville, 642-1777 1835 U.S. 1 S., Ste. 113, St. Augustine, 825-6770 1230 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 246-6336 “Muscle Punch,” “Immune Builder” and “The Activator” are a few of the many fruit smoothies The King offers. Most contain zero fat and few calories, and energy and strength-building ingredients may be added to any smoothie upon request. Smoothie King also offers a wide selection of vitamins, herbs, diet aids and health foods.


4320 Deerwood Lake Parkway, Ste. 106, Jacksonville, 253-3360 The all-natural and organic menu includes wraps, subs, salads and steamer bowls. Fresh-squeezed juice, organics beverages and all-natural and organic smoothies are also available at the brand-new Tinseltown location.


5325 Fairmont St., Jacksonville, 398-8012 Urban Organics specializes in sustainable food and gardening, offer organic produce and health foods, as well as supplies for greenhouses, hydroponic and organic gardens, and live organic and heirloom plants.

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I prefer real food, in real (or at least non-plastic) packaging, and I’ve developed a strong sense of what is real, and what is soul-killing food facsimile. real food, in real (or at least non-plastic) packaging, and I’ve developed a strong sense of what is real, and what is soul-killing food facsimile. So here’s my list of the 10 foods you should ALWAYS eat and the 10 foods you NEVER should. And because I’m not an expert, I called in Marilyn Dahl (RD, LD/N, MBA), a registered dietician at Preferred Nutrition Services in Jacksonville Beach, to give some advice. (Dahl made it clear she doesn’t like giving people a list of dos and don’ts, but she humored us anyway.)

EVERYTHING, ALL THE TIME: Cheese: I’m not talking about the kind you can buy in a can that comes shooting out like Silly String, I’m talking about the good stuff: gouda, manchego, havarti, brie. Author Clifton Fadiman once called cheese “milk’s leap toward immortality.” Chocolate: While there is nutritional value in chocolate, Dahl suggests getting more bang for your buck by eating chocolate that’s at least 60 to 70 percent cocoa and stuffing it full of almonds or peanut butter. Um, not a problem. Red Wine: Dahl explains, “In moderation.” Duly noted. Water: It’s estimated more than a billion people worldwide don’t have clean drinking water, so the next time you’re bitching about the clear stuff, suck it up and hydrate. Berries: Nature’s candy. Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries … the more organic the better. 20 | FOLIO WEEKLY | JANUARY 25-30, 2010

Avocado: With or without a side of tequila Sweet Potatoes: Packed with beta-carotene and rich with antioxidants, great mashed with a little chipotle powder or sliced, seasoned with salt and olive oil and served like fries Polenta: Killer on the grill, topped with fresh Mayport shrimp and Datil sauce Hot Sauce: Any and all flavors, but especially siracha Anything from P.F. Changs: It’s just yummy

NOT ON YOUR LIFE: Penrose Tijuana Mama Pickled Sausage: If the fake pink appearance doesn’t get you, the pickling odor will. To say nothing of the off-the-charts sodium, fat and nitrite levels. Krystals: First, they have the most obnoxious commercials ever. Second, Dahl says, it’s one of those “highly processed items with ingredients not recognizable to anyone but people with a chemistry background. It is not really food.” Energy crap: I love coffee, but this whole energy product movement has got to stop. I even found an “energy gum” called Stay Alert that was originally used by military special ops like Navy Seals. The company website actually claims that it “Stops Fatigue Instantly, Saves Lives.” High-sugar Juices: “They don’t offer much more than calories for energy — a lot of calories providing few other nutrients,” Dahl says. Salad Bar: Now, I would never tell someone not to eat salad, but these tend to be heavy on the ranch dressing and iceberg lettuce, light on truly healthy offerings. They are also potential germ factories, what with everyone handling the same serverware. Besides, in late December, several major media outlets warned that the latest terror threat was aimed at poisoning salad bars and buffet lines. Just sayin’. Pork Rinds: The amount of sodium in a pork rind is nearly five times more than that of a serving of potato chips. Olive Loaf: The only cold-cut my grandfather ever had in his apartment. No kid wants meatloaf embedded with green olives. Foie Gras: Fatty liver produced by force-feeding ducks and geese via tubes shoved down their esophagi. Casu marzu: A traditional Sardinian sheep’s milk cheese that’s referred to as “maggot cheese,” because insect larvae is used to advance fermentation. Head Cheese: Despite its delicious name, this European cold-cut is not actually cheese, rather a meat jelly made with flesh from the head of a calf or pig. ’Nuff said.  Kara Pound


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1909 University Blvd. S., Ste. 502, Jacksonville, 396-1113 Eden Revisited offers spiritual counseling, Reiki, angel therapy as well as classes with the college of metaphysical studies, seminars and workshops. They have a weekly meditation group and a healing exchange where they give and receive energy work, hypnotherapy and Integrated Energy Therapy. Shamans hold classes and individual hands-on healing.


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1615 Thacker Ave., Jacksonville, 962-3767 Dr. Freeman specializes in an integrative and holistic approach to health and wellness, focusing on food as medicine and a nutritional approach to healing, stress reduction and quality of life, detoxification and emotional health.


1122 Third St., Ste. 1, Neptune Beach, 242-0012 Healer One is the energy-healing practice of Carol Meyer, a Brennan Energy practitioner to balance, charge and clear one’s energy system to support healing on all levels — emotional, mental, spiritual. Meyer is a certified Transformational Breath Facilitator, teaching this self-healing tool to raise the vibrational field through the use of a conscious, connected breath. Private sessions, workshops and groups available.


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26 Clark St., St. Augustine, 826-1965 Since 1994, Healing Waters has been one of St. Johns County’s premier holistic health clinics. It carries Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic remedies, folk/Western herbs and hard-to-find herbal products, including teas, patents and tinctures made to order. A certified, trained nutritionist and herbalist are on staff. Specialties include deep-tissue, craniosacral, lymphatic, neuromuscular and reflexology massage.


3560 Cardinal Pointe Drive, Ste. 102, Jacksonville, 296-1116, 733-4577 HealthQuest’s Dr. William McPhilamy, a licensed nutritionist and addictions specialist, offers wellness-based innovations, including vitamin C infusion, chelation therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, acupuncture and weight loss and management, as well as medical doctor-supervised programs for addiction to oxycodon, hydrocodone and vicodin.


2180 A1A S., St. Augustine Beach, 471-1414 Holly Andrea Levinson, LCSW, founded the Heart Center, a compassionate counseling practice dedicated to exploration, discovery, growth and empowerment. Supporting the interface of mind, body and spirit, Levinson combines traditional and contemporary approaches to therapy, offering clinical hypnosis, meditation, guided imagery, personal and spiritual growth and stress management for individuals, couples, families and groups.


4070 Herschel St., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 381-0003, 477-2825 This established wellness center offers a relaxing and healing environment, massage therapy and Chinese medicine, including a full Chinese herbal dispensary, nutritional supplements, traditional Chinese and Japanese acupuncture and diet therapy. Offering treatment for stressrelated disorders, migraines, infertility, and gynecological issues, dermatological and cardiovascular problems.


9770 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 117, Jacksonville, 224-5000 Medisolare is an anti-aging and non-surgical cosmetic medical center offering a holistic approach to age management and beauty for increased energy, vitality, sex drive and youthful vigor. Dr. Hardesh Garg specializes in bio-identical hormones, HGH, nutraceuticals, performance improvement treatments, as well as treatment of age spots, rosacea, spider veins, fat, cellulite and wrinkles.


485 Sixth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 246-3583 Dr. Andrea Schaeffer-Pautz, board certified in Holistic Medicine, combines her background in conventional medicine with her knowledge of alternatives therapies, individualizing the healing process for each patient. Pautz integrates homeopathy, naturopathy, counseling and nutrition education in her practice. She also offers treatments for depression and anxiety.


2064 Dellwood Ave., Jacksonville, 350-1541 Grace Justiss has more than 30 years’ experience helping people with ongoing health challenges to relieve pain, reduce side effects, optimize eating habits, alleviate emotional distress and achieve vibrant health through personalized natural health coaching.


1891 Beach Blvd., Ste. 200, Jax Beach, 249-3743 Dr. C.W. Randolph is board certified and uses an alternative approach to women’s health, concentrating on gynecology, urogynecology and natural hormone balance. Dr. Randolph combines natural hormones according to each patient’s individual profile, for treatment of PMS, premenopause, menopause, hysterectomy, osteoporosis, low sex drive and weight gain.

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200 Malaga St., Ste. 1, St. Augustine, 823-1755 Fernando Bernall’s Synergy Methods offers holistic health care including acupuncture, shiatsu massage, tai chi, qigong, fitness, bodywork and personal training. Bernall is a licensed acupuncture physician, certified personal trainer and medical herbalist.


2850 Isabella Blvd., Ste. 50, Jacksonville, 707-5029 Bethann P. Vetter, LMT, offers Tibetan Bowl healing sessions and emotional/spiritual healing with the One Brain process, as well as weekend workshops teaching One Brain process for home use.

2 Shircliff Way, Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 208-2727 Dr. Loren Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center’s trained estheticians, massage therapists and laser hair professionals offer Botox, Juvederm, breast enlargement or reduction, face lifts, eyelid surgery, liposculpture, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks and laser hair removal.


6867 Southpoint Drive, Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 281-5757 Since 1996, CNS Healthcare has provided research into new medications and treatments for common psychiatric and neurological diseases. Mark Joyce, MD, Susan Angel, ARNP, and Nandita Joshi, MD, of CNS Healthcare, study depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder and insomnia. A clinical staff member determines eligibility for clinical trials, and study participants receive medical care and treatment at no cost. All ages are welcome and participants do not need health insurance.


8613 Old Kings Rd. S., Ste. 302, Jacksonville, 739-9979 Colonics With Care offers state-of-the-art colon hydrotherapy, using the most advanced technology. The facilities are regularly inspected by the state Health Department to guarantee sanitation and licensing requirements. Owner Glenda Paulich is a licensed massage therapist and a certified colon hydrotherapist.


9770 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 129, Jacksonville, 997-6100 At Comfort Care, the physician-led team specializes in pain treatment through pharmaceutical medical management, with a comprehensive and individualized approach to the evaluation and treatment of pain syndromes.



664 Kingsley Ave., Ste. 106, Orange Park, 269-1509 The medical center specializes in non-surgical solutions for aging as well as management for weight loss and tattoo removal. Dr. Antoinette Lloyd, an aesthetic and laser expert, and her friendly staff maintain a stress-free atmosphere during treatments for acne, wrinkles, sunspots, spider veins and hair loss.


5851 St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, 739-0197 The American Heart Association offers programs tailored to teach women, men, children, employees and families to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease. Exercise tips, nutritional guides, cardiovascular explanations and lifesaving research studies are available at the First Coast office.


1235 San Marco Blvd., Ste, 401, Jacksonville, 346-3506 Ophthalmologist Dr. Chokshi has joined the established practice of Dr. Gerard Coluccelli in the Baptist Outpatient Center, specializing in corneal care (including transplants), refractive eye surgery and laser vision correction. Chokshi and Coluccelli, along with optometrist Hanaa Habashi, offer LASIK vision correction, implantable contact lenses, cataract surgery, options to reduce dependence on reading glasses and bifocals, laser surgery for medical eye disorders, treatments and optical and contact lens services.


2036 Forbes St., Jacksonville, 387-4057 Dr. Potochick offers comprehensive eye exams for adults and children, scheduling ample time for checking for glaucoma, cataracts and other eye diseases, as well as blood pressure, diabetes and other systemic diseases. Visual skills and abilities are evaluated to ensure precise prescriptions for eyeglasses.


1112 Third St., Ste. 3, Neptune Beach, 249-8980 Locally owned and operated, Beaches Hair Removal offers men and women electrolysis and laser hair removal. Free consultations are available.


6000 Sawgrass Village Circle, Ste. B-1, Ponte Vedra, 273-8280 Dr. Daniel Calloway’s Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is also the home of Abanitio Salon & Day Spa. Calloway utilizes the latest proven technology combined with surgical skills and knowledge in a warm, caring environment. Formerly at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Calloway provides liposculpture, face and neck lifts, breast augmentation, tummy tucks and facial procedures.


8075 Gate Parkway W., Ste. 205, Jacksonville, 281-0119 Polycystic ovarian syndrome causes acne, irregular menstrual cycles, dark hair growth and possible infertility if not controlled. Board-certified endocrinologists Dr. Kevin Winslow, Dr. Daniel Duffy and Dr. Michael Freeman are qualified to help those with PCOS. A registered dietician and a laser hair-removal technician are also on staff.


12220 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 128, Jacksonville, 221-8221 Dr. Park’s My Dentist offers state-of-the-art cosmetic dental techniques proven to have lasting results, including bonding, veneers, contouring, implants, whitening and porcelain crowns.


6867 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, 296-2008 Dr. Michael Duffy, certified plastic surgeon, offers abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty, face lifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and breast augmentation. Aesthetician Kimberly Tatham offers skin care, including peels before and after procedures, as well as skin care products. Financing is available.


7045 Gate Parkway, Ste. 103, Jacksonville, 998-9820 Family and cosmetic dentistry, including veneers, full mouth restoration, Invisalign braces, implants, crowns, root canals and dentures are offered in state-of-the-art facilities staffed by skilled, friendly dental professionals. Most PPO dental insurances are accepted and emergency, same day appointment are available.


14540 Old St. Augustine Road, Ste. 2391, Jacksonville, 262-3372 Desai Center’s Dr. Ankit Desai tailors each patient’s procedure to achieve individual goals, offering breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, facelift, eyelid surgery or body lift.


1524 N. Third St., Jax Beach, 241-3162 Eyecare For You fits oxygen-permeable contacts on kids as young as six to slow down nearsighted progression. They practice corneal molding therapy, designing specialized appliances, worn at night, to give functional vision during the day. Eye Care For You prescribes therapeutic contacts or magnifiers for those with eye impairments.


1750 Tree Blvd., Ste. 10, St. Augustine, 810-5434 Dr. Deidre Leake, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, offers face, neck, eyelid, brow and mid-face lifts, as well as skin care, laser hair removal, rhinoplasty, earpinning, hair transplants, fractional co2, photofacials, liquid lifts and injectables at this medical spa.


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9700 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 469-2432 This wellness medical spa specializes in hand, foot and nail services, provided by nail technicians and podiatrists. Aesthetic skin care, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care and skin care products are also available.


820 Prudential Drive, Ste. 702, Jacksonville, 399-5061 Board-certified Dr. A.H. Nezami offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, lift and reduction, as well as liposuction, tummy tuck, face lift, eyelid

work, Botox and Juvederm and permanent makeup and skin care procedures.


2001 College St., Jacksonville, 355-5555 Dr. Robert I. Schnipper, a leader in ophthalmic surgery, has performed thousands of LASIK surgeries and is recognized for his clinical and academic achievements of more than 25 years. Dr. Schnipper and his professional team offer routine eye exams, cataract surgery, muscle surgery, PRK and refractive lens exchange.


1325 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 858-7045 With eight locations in Northeast Florida, JOI provides therapies including aqua, hand, occupational, pre- and postoperative and biomechanical analysis, custom splinting, as well as spine and back educational programs, sports injury and work injury rehabs. Athletic trainers, hand therapists, manual therapists, strength and conditioning therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapists are on staff.


11481 Old St. Augustine Road, Ste. 401, Jacksonville, 262-1737 Dr. Young H. Lee offers family and cosmetic dental services in a relaxed, reassuring atmosphere, including routine maintenance, implants, restorative and periodontal treatments and Invisalign.


700 Third St., Neptune Beach, 247-3077 Dr. Platock offers laser bleaching, ceramic crowns and bridges, tooth color filling and bonding. Located in the Atrium Building next to the Neptune Beach library, Dr. Platock’s office uses a digital X-ray method, which uses 80 percent less radiation.


11512 Lake Mead Ave., Ste. 702, Jacksonville, 928-9400 Dr. David Mobley, board-certified plastic surgeon, treats acne, rosacea and sun damage in the state-of-the-art medical spa. Aesthetic services include photofacial, laser hair removal, electrolysis, facials, clinical peels and massage.


5539 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, 425-4545 At this multi-disciplinary clinic, Dr. Steven Read, Dr. Jim Diesen and Dr. Lisa Sundvall treats auto accident injuries, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia and scoliosis, along with medical rehabilitation. Hypnotherapy is available.


5101 Gate Parkway, Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 396-1186 Parkway specializes in popular surgical, cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, including Botox, fillers and facials. Dr. David Mobley and Dr. Rebecca Glasser, board-certified plastic surgeons, combine the latest technology and traditional methods to enhance, reconstruct and reshape the body. They also offer a full line of medical-grade skin-care products.


1835 East West Parkway, Ste. 19, Fleming Island, 215-7377 Specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, Dr. David C. Pearson is a fellowship trained and board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Prior to opening Pearson Facial Plastic Surgery in the fall of 2004, Dr. Pearson practiced at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville where he was a member of its teaching faculty.


100 Professional Drive, Ponte Vedra, 285-8407 Dr. Michael Winter and Dr. Kevin Neal have more than 20 years of experience in smile makeovers and complex dental restorations.


150 Professional Drive, Ste. 100, Ponte Vedra, 285-5571 Dr. R. Gregory Smith provides a wide range of cosmetic surgical procedures and treatments, including minifacelifts, lip fillers, liposuction, body contouring, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, face and neck lifts, laser skin resurfacing and Botox, designed to enhance your appearance with minimal downtime. All procedures are performed in the state-of-the-art facility on an outpatient basis. Financing is available.


13241 Bartram Park Blvd., Ste. 1017, Jacksonville, 260-2001, Dr. Sofia Kirk and her staff provide a wide array of cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation, facelifts, tummy tucks, Smartlipo and minimally invasive procedures like Botox and Juvederm, as well as hair removal, wrinkle reduction and skin-tightening laser treatments.


8075 Gate Parkway W., Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 296-0900 Quinn M.D. is a medical practice that specializes in laser and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Linda Quinn offers the latest advancements in aesthetic science and laser medicine for Smartlipo MPX, Fraxel, Fotofacial, Refirme, laser tattoo removal, hair removal, vein removal, sclerotherapy, fillers, Botox and hormone replacement.

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4209 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 389-5533 Casablanca is a total beauty, wellness and day spa in a new, state-of-the-art facility. The menu includes hair services, skin and nail care, body treatments and detox. Award-winning, PROMISE OFDay BENEFIT professional stylists specialize in color and cuts. The of Beauty package includes breakfast or lunch, massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, hair and makeup.



5539 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, 425-4545 Part of Ortega Chiropractic & Medical Rehab Clinic, provides transformational hypnosis for behavioral and habit changes, such as smoking cessation, weight control and performance improvement in sales, sports and school.

2 Shircliff Way, Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 208-2727 A Folio Weekly Best of Jax winner, Dr. Loren Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa offers trained estheticians, massage therapists and laser hair professionals in a tranquil, riverfront atmosphere. Spa services include facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, microdermabrasion, Endermologie, glycolic and salicylic peels, inch-loss body wraps, sunless tanning, makeup, teeth whitening, hyperbaric oxygen chamber, waxing and medical-grade skin care. Dr. Clayman offers Botox, Juvederm, breast enlargement or reduction, face lifts, eyelid surgery, liposculpture, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks and laser hair removal.



835C Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 826-3838 2254 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 563-3115 Transcendental meditation is a technique used to gain relaxation, eliminate stress and fatigue and improve health and brain function. TM is easily learned, practiced 15 to 20 minutes a day and taught by a certified instructor.


8626 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, 733-3999 Beauty Outlet offers lace-front wigs, human hair and synthetic wigs, hair extensions and supplies and beauty supplies.

2301 Park St., Jacksonville, 387-3333 Jacqueline West, DMD, and her friendly, gentle team have extensive training in neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry for patients who may need a little extra help. 11362 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 7, Jacksonville, 998-1555 Venetian is a center for comprehensive family and implant dentistry, with a periodontist on staff. Cosmetic dentistry, fullmouth restorations, dentures, fillings, implants, crowns, root canals, veneers and emergency service are available, as well as extractions, including wisdom teeth. Financing is available.


4147 Southpoint Drive E., Jacksonville, 332-6774 This on-site, state-licensed ambulatory surgery center managed by a team of professional plastic surgeons, offers comfort and privacy. Cosmetics enhancements for the face and body range from skin care, makeup and laser treatments for removal of unwanted hair and blemishes to sophisticated, modern surgical techniques.



2429 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 737-4446 Spa treatments include European facials, makeovers and the Great Lengths hair extension treatment, a synthesized human hair protein attachment that promotes hair growth without damaging natural hair. Neuromuscular massage is offered, as is ear coning and prenatal, reflexology and soothing Swedish massages.


4131 Southside Blvd., Ste. 205, Jacksonville, 998-9977 Established in 1987, the upscale, full-service spa offers a range of facials, massages, and hand and body treatments in a safe, serene atmosphere. The clinic also offers electrolysis, pedicures and manicures and body waxing.

13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 50, Jacksonville, 221-7380 The professional staff of stylists, estheticians, nail technicians and massage therapists at this salon regularly attend advanced training seminars to offer complete services for hair, skin and nails.


1832 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 241-0053 Located for more than 25 years in Pablo Plaza at the beaches, Concept Cutters offers expert Redken color, highlights, restorative deep conditioning treatments and precision hair cuts. Concept Cutters’ Jamie Shanley is a recent Folio Weekly Best of Jax winner.

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229 Third St., Neptune Beach, 246-4700 Davari Hair Salon offers meticulous services and personal attention to meet individual needs, including highlights and


10092 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 6, Mandarin, 398-9777 Anthony and Sandra Day Spa and Salon offers hair care, massage therapy — including Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal and hot stone — manicures, pedicures, waxing, salt scrub and cellulite treatments. Skin care treatments include deepcleaning facials, facials for men and eye-lifting treatments. An array of beauty products, including Phyto, Goldwell, Olive, Paul Mitchell, OPI and Tru Skin Care, are available.


3574 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 387-4959 This Aveda Concept salon specializes in Aveda’s awardwinning color services.

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403 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 825-0569 The Spa and Salon offer a wide range of massage therapies, custom skin care treatments, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and hair care services for relaxation, improved health and rejuvenation.


9191 Skinner Parkway, Ste. 801, Jacksonville, 363-9001 This laser hair removal and skin care center has more than 15 years’ experience in permanent hair removal by a licensed, board-certified staff. Services include wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, IPL photofacial, microdermabrasion, waxing, facials, Botox and dermal fillers. They also carry Obagi and Dermalogica products.


1242 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-8878 Elite Hair Studio, part of Tre Salon, is located at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Penman Road at the beach. The professionals at Elite provide for all hair, skin and body care needs.


4290 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 389-2554 Located in historic Avondale/Ortega, Elite provides a full range of salon and spa treatments combining American and European spa philosophies. Disciplines include massotherapy, heliotherapy, aromatherapy and aesthetic refinement. Beauty services include hair care, body waxing, makeup, facials and nail care.


302 St. Johns Bluff Road N., Jacksonville, 646-3727 This full-service day spa offers massage, facials, body wraps, brow and lip waxing, and tanning as well as haircuts, and color and nail services.


5A Sanchez Ave., St. Augustine, 819-1481 Physician-owned and supervised, Fountain of Youth offers laser treatment for hair removal, skin rejuvenation, resurfacing and tightening, as well as facials, peels, body waxing and eyebrow services. Featured products include Obagi and Eminence.


9810 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 2, Jacksonville,

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With a staff that has more than 30 years’ combined experience, Fusion offers precision cutting, Davines Mask coloring systems and FNLongLocks hair extensions.


2221 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 874-0118 This cozy salon has four experienced stylists, a skincare specialist and a massage therapist offering services in a relaxed atmosphere. Products used include Redken, Rusk, Framesi, Intaglio and Repecage.


2683 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Jacksonville, 608-0570 Services include hair, nail, waxing, facials and massage, as well as spray tanning. Customized day-of-beauty packages are available. Appointments are accepted and walk-ins are welcome.


815 Lomax St., Jacksonville, 356-6856 Located in historic 5 Points, Hair Peace has been providing detailed, current hair care for men, women and children since 1996. The staff keeps up-to-date on styles, products and techniques for the best results.

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4465 Woodmere St., Jacksonville, 619-1566 This boutique, home to Mavity Freeland, Susan Davis and Katy Cafaro, offers stylish cuts and fresh color. A wide range of products is offered, including Alterna, White Sands, Goldwell, Pacifica candles and handmade jewelry.


4278 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 388-2400 The renovated Kara & Company Salon & Day Spa, located in the heart of Avondale, specializes in hair, nails and skin services. Open Tue.-Sat. Call for an appointment.


5101 Gate Parkway, Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 396-1186 A certified dermatician with more than 15 years’ experience performs micropigmentation — or permanent makeup — which includes lash-liner, eyeliner, eyebrow or lip enhancement, in a medical setting.


Jacksonville, 923-4396 Sunshine Jones is a certified makeup artist and licensed esthetician offering traditional makeup and design, European facials, skin-care consultations, waxing and a private makeup label. Makeup By Sunshine specializes in the newest techniques for bridal, airbrush, photography and fashion runway makeup.

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317 St. Augustine Blvd., Jax Beach, 853-6229 This service-oriented salon, relocated to South Jax Beach, pampers customers with the latest trends, practiced by educated stylists. Miko uses certified organic ingredients in its styling and coloring products.


2320 S. Third St., Ste. 1, Jax Beach, 242-9500 Monica Mia has more than 10 years’ experience as a makeup artist and aesthetician, and she offers microdermabrasion and chemical peels.


6029 Morrow St., Jacksonville, 739-2560 Makeup artist and author Young offers skin treatments, makeup services and customized beauty, products, classes and workshops for novices and professionals alike, along with how-to CDs and DVDs.


2170 Park Ave., Orange Park, 264-5201, 874-2617 Since 1964, this accredited cosmetology school has helped thousands of students become resourceful professionals. The accredited academy offers programs for licensed cosmetologists, nail technicians, skin care specialists, permanent cosmetic makeup artists and braiding. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


4570 San Juan Ave., Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 388-8844 Onsite physician Wayne Houston, MD, and his staff offers bioidentical hormone replacement, Botox, fillers, Lipodissolve, in-office bodysculpturing (liposuction), Carbossi (CO2) therapy, massage and aesthetics.


1472 Park Ave., Park Central Plaza, Orange Park, 269-0666 For more than 20 years, Panache has offered skin care — featuring LED light therapy — hair care, hair and lash extensions, nail care, spa services, and rejuvenating and therapeutic massage. Specializing in pampering with a focus on wellness, Panache features Swedish, sports, reflexology and pregnancy massages. Couples’ rooms and private rooms are available. Panache also offers Vichy shower body wraps, as well as Botox and Juvederm.


1600 Park Ave., Ste. 1, Orange Park, 294-9069 Services at this men’s salon include manicures, pedicures, haircuts, hair color, waxing, facials, massages and body scrubs. Hair products used include Paul Mitchell tea tree shampoos, conditioners and spikers for men.


4624 Town Crossing Drive, Ste. 155, Jacksonville, 768-6250 This state-of-the-art cosmetology school has a full-service guest service area, specializing in cutting, color and texture services, using Paul Mitchell professional products.


13457 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 2, Harbour Village, Jacksonville, 221-0162 13740 Beach Blvd., Ste. 403, Jacksonville, 821-8752 10915 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 108, Jacksonville, 519-1826 13820 St. Augustine Road, Ste. 209, Mandarin, 880-4826 11700 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 12, Jacksonville, 288-0826 2151 Loch Rane Blvd., Orange Park, 276-2688 Planet Beach offers a private spa experience in less time and for less money than traditional spas. Services include UV therapy with skin rejuvenation, stress reduction and relaxation, hydration treatment, Lumiere facials, Mystic spray sunless tanning and teeth whitening.


4413 Town Center Parkway, Ste. 209, Jacksonville, 996-7595 Owner John B. Harris, a plastic surgeon, offers deep-cleansing facials, massages, laser hair removal and a laser alternative to a facelift, as well as Botox, Juvederm and Radiesse.


9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 8, Jacksonville, 733-8495 Experience superior customer service in a relaxed, comfortable, caring atmosphere. Redken master stylists discuss what’s best for individual facial shapes and lifestyles.


4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, 277-1100 The spa at The Ritz-Carlton offers a complete menu of massages, exfoliations, hair care, nail care, body wraps, facials, and hand, feet and scalp treatments for men, women and groups. Pampering treatments for mothers-to-be are also available.


4668 Town Crossing Drive, St. Johns Town Center, 998-4442 Salon Cielo’s expert stylists create timeless looks with a variety of hair care services, including hair color, design and finishing.


1936 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 396-9003 This Aveda salon features trained stylists performing a wide range of services including color, highlights, perms

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azz great Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong (1901’71) was a pioneering musician, composer and arguably one of the greatest figureheads of the 20th Century. He was also as regular as rain, and highly mindful of his bowel movements. Satchmo’s original blues-removing remedy was found in Pluto Water, an early 20th-century mineral-rich tonic that was bottled at the source in French Lick, Indiana. Advertised as “America’s Laxative,” with a slogan that forcefully promised, “When Nature Won’t, PLUTO Will,” this Perrier O’Poop was known to be effective within an hour of that first, tentative sip. But Armstrong got his real kicks from Swiss Kriss. Composed of ingredients like senna, strawberry leaves and hibiscus, this still-popular


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Americans now spend upwards of $800 million a year on this ritual disemboweling. We seem to have crossed the line from basic health maintenance into a bizarre, porcelain-oriented athleticism. herbal laxative was celebrated by Armstrong in song and writings and informally to friends. (He even printed up humorous cards, featuring a photo taken as he sat on the toilet, with the zinger, “Satch says, ‘Leave it all behind ya!’”) But Louie surely wasn’t alone when it comes to America’s dalliance with all things intestinal. The health benefits of fiber, colon cleansers, high colonics, laxatives and a variety of supplements to cultivate healthy intestinal bacteria is well-established, bordering on obsession. While disease prevention and weight control are but two of the promised benefits — even celebrities boldly attest to the success of seven-day or 30-day cycles — more serenity and less grimacing may surely be two lesser-known bonuses. Americans now spend upwards of $800 million a year on this ritual disemboweling. We seem to have crossed the line from basic health maintenance into a bizarre, porcelainoriented athleticism. The American Dietetic Association recommends that an average adult gag down at least 15 to 35 grams of fiber a day for maximum disposal. It is hardly reassuring that the ADA considers the range of normal regularity to be anywhere

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and straightening, as well as massage therapy, facials and hair extensions.


5393 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 381-8686 Seventh Wonder offers chakra balancing, ear candling, aqua chi, body detoxing, threading, waxing, facials, massage and natural nail care, using Guinot, Karin Herzog and Jane Iredale skin care makeup.

SMALL INDULGENCES EUROPEAN DAY SPA & SALON 9 Sanchez Ave., St. Augustine, 824-6220 or (800) 8249899 Luxurious treatments and a relaxing atmosphere are the backdrop for a full range of services, including facials, clinical skin care, body and aromatherapy, manicures, pedicures, body waxing, hair care and many massage modalities. Massage therapy is available for relieving stress and pain, increasing blood supply and soothing tired, achy muscles.


6800 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, 432-2220 or (877) 843-7722 The Spa at Amelia Island Plantation features 25 individual treatment rooms with sweeping views of lagoons and moss-draped oaks. Treatments include everything from massage, aquatherapy, facials, peels, and herbal wraps to manicures, pedicures, hair care, waxing, spray tanning and other salon services.


955 Registry Blvd., Ste. 117, St. Augustine, 940-7800 Newly reopened at World Golf Village, Spa Laterra offers a full range of day spa treatments in an ultra-modern facility, including a variety of massages, scrubs, aromatherapy, body wraps, skin care, facials and complete salon services.


200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra, 273-7700 The Spa at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers more than 100 spa services in 22 treatment rooms, including full-body treatments, facials, La Stone therapy, manicures and pedicures. Operating since 1987, The Spa encompasses more than 30,000 square feet of space.


14333 Beach Blvd., Ste. 30, Jacksonville, 992-8877 Located at Beach Boulevard and San Pablo Road, The Spa stylists, skincare specialists and licensed massage therapists offer the ultimate relaxation experience with a variety of services.


13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 59, Jacksonville, 221-9090 Newly remodeled and located in Harbour Place Shopping Center, Sport Clips Haircuts provides men’s and boys’ haircuts in a sports-themed environment, with five HDTVS. The signature MVP service includes a haircut, massaging shampoo, relaxing steamed towel and a neck and shoulder massage. Open daily; no appointments are necessary.


320 Ninth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 249-9292 Sutra Salon employs a talented group of stylists who work to make everyone look and feel their best. The Bumble and Bumble exclusive salon offers Jane Iredale cosmetics, an all-natural mineral makeup.

and balance, brow tints, waxing, weaves and extensions, makeovers and spa services packages.


2320 S. Third St., Ste. 1, Jax Beach, 242-9500 Aquilla Guest, LMT, and Jill Thunberg, BS, LMT, have more than 14 years’ experience in massage including prenatal, hot stone, medical neuromuscular therapies (NMT) and Swedish relaxation massage. Other services include microdermabrasion, facials, eyebrow design, chemical peels, weight loss, detoxing, body wraps and cellulite treatments featuring massage with essential oils.


820 A1A N., Ste. E10, Ponte Vedra, 543-1520 Trompe L’Oeil offers manicures, pedicures, hair care, makeup application, waxing, ear candling and aromatherapy. All types of massage, including reflexology, are also available. As an Aveda concept salon, Trompe L’Oeil provides a complete line of pure, natural, aromatherapy-based products.


3546 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Ste. 104, Jacksonville, 646-0970 Two Blondes and a Guy offers a full menu of hair and nail services. The Redken signature salon employs a talented staff of professionals and was nominated for Salon of the Year in Modern Salon magazine. Gift certificates are available.


110 Professional Drive, Ste. 104, Jacksonville, 220-6565 Youthful Medical Spa offers Thermage, a skin-tightening procedure for eyelids, faces, arms, tummies, thighs and buttocks. They also offer fractional skin resurfacing to reduce wrinkles, as well as Botox, Juvederm, laser hair removal, photofacials, sclerotherapy, microdermabrasion, spray tanning and Jane Iredale makeup.


1650 San Pablo Road, Ste. 13, Intracoastal, 647-6287 This aesthetic medical center offers technologically advanced concepts in fat loss and body contouring. LipoGym combines safe LipoLaser treatments, along with 10 minutes of low-impact, high-resistance exercises.


This support group gets together at 9 a.m. every Sat. and at 7 p.m. every Wed. at 12001 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville. There are no fees or dues. 207-8596 or 371-2925.


3604 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 641-4411 The center offers a doctor-supervised weight-loss system using the newest weight-loss medications, B-12 injections and nutrition counseling. Dr. Harold Laski also offers pain management and, the online medical information site.


3837 Southside Blvd., Ste. 5, Jacksonville, 565-2878 This full-service salon offers cutting and styling, relaxing, steam ionic treatment, men’s and brides’ styling, coloring


1055 Park St., Five Points, 514-4066 Located inside Midnight Sun, Adishakti Yoga is the ideal space for the beginner and the advanced yogi, offering daily classes in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and gentle yoga, as well as chanting and meditation.


P.O. Box 330346, Atlantic Beach FL 32233, 477-0400 Artoga Yoga, Art & Theater offers classes for kids and teens, ages 3-16, as well as holiday and summer camps, in-school programs and birthday parties. Artoga is a holistic program combining yoga and the arts, including visual arts, theater, dance and music.


110-B Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 669-1437 At Ease Yoga offers Hatha yoga at levels beginning through advanced. Massage therapy and deep tissue body work with Uma Seaman, a licensed massage therapist with 14 years’ experience, is also available. Spiritually directed counseling services are offered to individuals, couples and families with John Jeniff, MA. A Zen meditation group meets monthly.


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1531 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 714-5750 Bikram Yoga is a 90-minute series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises done in a room heated to 105° and 60 percent humidity. This aids the body in the healing process,

restoring systems to healthy working order as nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health and a sense of well-being follow.


700-A Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 819-6900 Bikram Yoga’s program is demanding and effective. All levels are challenged and will receive equal benefit from the 26 ordered postures and breathing exercises.


869 Stockton St., Jacksonville, 891-6537 Lotus Yoga is a community-based yoga studio located upstairs on Stockton Street in the heart of Riverside.


3807-A Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 565-1005 M Body Yoga is a Baptiste power Vinyasa yoga-affiliated studio, practicing an athletic style of hot yoga, offering daily classes and several workshops year round, with an emphasis on variation to meet individual levels of skill.


3546 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Ste. 119, Jacksonville, 996-2500 This studio offers a variety of daily classes to help you gain strength, cultivate peace, release tension and build flexibility. Intensity levels range from the slow-paced gentle yoga to fat-burning, body-sculpting stamina yoga. Many classes are open-level, allowing those of differing abilities to grow together.


2301 Park Ave., Ste. 302, Orange Park, 278-8082 This studio offers an environment where one can feel calm, connected and empowered. Peaceful Yoga offers a variety of classes including Pilates, Yogalates, mind/body and heated power classes.



A flexible class schedule ensures many opportunities to get in shape.


3674 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 322-7672 Yoga/Pilates Fusion class is held every Mon. and Wed. from 5-6 p.m. Both modalities help balance the body, develop healthy breathing, flexibility and concentration, and provide a mental focus and release. Bellydancing is offered every Wed. from 4-5 p.m. The six-week course teaches the basics. Mommy + Me Creative Movement is held every Tue. and Thur. from 10-11 a.m. Call for class fees.

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1615 Thacker Ave., Jacksonville, 514-0097 Bliss Yoga offers classes daily with some of the area’s most experienced instructors, as well as teacher certification and workshops. Bliss Yoga is an open-hearted yoga community in the heart of San Marco, dedicated to the study and practice of yoga as a path toward personal growth and self-realization. Classes include power, gentle flow and athletic yoga.




699-5172, Brenda Star Walker is a certified yoga instructor and a licensed massage therapist catering to all ages and abilities. For 14 years, she has offered free yoga classes for all ages and abilities at 11 a.m. on the first Sun. of the month at Memorial Park, located on Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville. Walker also teaches yoga one-on-one and offers massage therapy by appointment.


214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 246-4600 1515 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 390-0939 Dance Trance Studios offer a variety of classes with state-of-the-art sound and light effects. Classes include high-energy dance fitness, PACE beginners’ program, break down, Flexx-It, M Body yoga, DT-50, cardio blowout, Absolutely Abs and boot camp workouts. Ballet funk and Broadway dance are now offered. Free diet and nutrition counseling is also available.


3 Davis St., St. Augustine, 824-7454 Discovery Yoga aims to be a tool for self-empowerment and personal growth by improving relaxation, flexibility, strength and endurance. Daily classes, herbal and spiritual counseling, workshops, a Yoga Basics course for beginners and yoga teacher certification also offered.


804-D Anastasia Blvd. St. Augustine, 669-0987 This cozy yoga studio offers a variety of classes in Ashtanga yoga, with classes offered at all levels from beginner to advanced. 8 Limbs welcomes all comers, from athletes, to surfers to the Boomers.


708 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 545-0477, 335-0539 Go Yoga is an eco-friendly green yoga studio, with an oxygen bar and Chakra lounge. Private lessons are available. A Baptiste power yoga practice is available.


391 Third Ave. S., Jax Beach, 249-1111 offers weekly yoga classe s taught by Joyce Savitz, ERYT, MT, the only certified Anusara teacher in Northeast Florida, in a new expanded location. Private instruction and massage therapy are available by appointment, as well as therapeutic yoga. Savitz, who has more than 25 years of experience, offers a relaxing atmosphere in her yoga studio, with bamboo floors and high ceilings.

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3825 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 655-4642 Serving the area for more than 10 years, Power Yoga features Vinyasa yoga, which heats the body internally and builds strength, increases cardiovascular endurance and calms the mind. An extensive schedule makes attendance convenient. Classes are offered on a firstcome, first-served basis.

1183 Saltmarsh Circle, Ponte Vedra, 280-4628 Joan E. Ryan, RYT, IYT, and husband James, CHT, RYT, are certified instructors in yoga therapy and modified Kripalu. They offer private and semi-private lessons designed to meet individual needs and abilities, as well as hypnosis, meditation, Reiki and Ayurveda. Group classes are offered, as well as corporate and conference lessons and workshops.



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733-8180 Tai chi originated in the Taoist monasteries of old China and is an exercise consisting of slow, graceful movements that promote health, relaxation and flexibility. The Taoist Tai Chi Society’s certified instructors volunteer their time to make Taoist tai chi an affordable experience. Classes are held at 6:30 p.m. on Tues. and Thur. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville.


2419 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 487-9938 For women only, VIP offers more than 18 classes, for beginners to advanced, as well as parties and events, for pole fitness to achieve a tighter midsection, toned arms and thighs.


2929 Plummer Cove Road, Jacksonville, 268-8330 Yoga Den offers a variety of classes for all fitness levels, offering power yoga, mind/body, Hatha, pregnancy, Pilates and Yogalates. Private lessons, corporate packages and gift certificates are available.


9948 Old Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, 564-1660 Located in Deerwood Village, Yoga Life offers serenity, Kripalu, Ashtanga, power Vinyasa, serenity and prenatal yoga in an inviting, supportive atmosphere. Private lessons and workshops are available, and teacher certification is also offered.


961687 Gateway Blvd., Amelia Island, 415-9642 Classes at Y Yoga integrate traditional Hatha yoga styles for all ages and fitness levels, promoting stress relief, weight loss, athletic conditioning, general wellness and rehabilitation. The styles are designed to enhance strength, flexibility and balance through breathing (Pranayama) and physical awareness techniques (Asanas). 

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Reasons to leave the house this week

Flagler College screens “Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story,” a documentary about the Federal Writers’ Project. The film is followed by a Q&A with Stetson Kennedy on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in Gamache-Koger Theatre, in Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. In 1937, 21-year-old Kennedy joined WPA Florida Writers Project and was placed in charge of folklore, ethnic studies and oral history, working alongside Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston. Since that time, the award-winning author and humanitarian has been praised for his work as human rights activist, environmentalist and folklorist. Kennedy was also Folio Weekly’s 2010 Person of the Year. 819-6249.


The history of tattooing has been traced to the Neolithic Age. Since then, tattoo historians have debated the origins of the lower back tattoo euphemistically called a “Tramp Stamp,” which some theorize first appeared circa 1999 at a Walmart parking lot. Regardless of which school of thought you follow, the Immersed In Ink Tattoo & Arts Festival offers plenty of vibrant viewings. The festival is held on Friday, Jan. 28 from 2-10 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 29 from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 30 from noon-8 p.m. at Wyndham Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville. Tattoo artists, sideshows, workshops, contests and a graffiti wall for aspiring artists are featured. Admission each day is $20; $35 for a weekend pass. (512) 363-6788.


Northeast Florida country music fans have two chances to catch legendary artists in live performance this week. George Strait has had more No. 1 singles than any artist in history, even dethroning the King himself, Elvis Presley. Strait performs along with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., downtown. Tickets range from $39.50-$89.50. 630-3900. The great singer-songwriter Merle Haggard (pictured) has inspired followers as diverse as Gram Parsons, The Grateful Dead, Brooks & Dunn, The Dixie Chicks and J-ville’s own Lynyrd Skynyrd. Grammy-winning Haggard performs along with Noel Lee Haggard and The Malpass Brothers on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $33.50-$58.50. 355-2787.


The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens holds its 50th Anniversary Community Celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 4-9 p.m. at 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville. Built on the site of Arthur and Ninah Cummer’s former Riverside home, the museum and its collection have grown from the couple’s initial donation of 60 works to nearly 5,000 pieces. The museum’s yearlong celebration kicks off with an exhibit of most of those pieces Ninah Cummer collected in her lifetime, as well as art-making activities, scavenger hunts, tours and live music. 356-6857.


Comedian Eddie Griffin is best known for his work in some 30 feature films, rapping on various hip-hop albums, and appearing on hit TV shows “Def Comedy Jam,” “Malcolm & Eddie” and “Dave Chappelle’s Show.” He also starred as an inadvertent stuntman in March ’07 when he accidentally totaled a Ferrari Enzo, valued at $1.5 million — Griffin walked away unharmed. The punch line? The car wasn’t Griffin’s! Boo Yah! Bulletproof funnyman Eddie Griffin appears at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27 and at 8 and 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Jacksonville. Tickets are $30 and $35. 292-4242.


Since 1984, the indie rock trio known as Yo La Tengo (Spanish for “I have it”) has proved that when rabid fans of good music decide to form bands, they make even better music. After releasing a dozen solid albums loved by fans and critics alike (including the irresistibly named 2006 release, “I am not afraid of you and I will beat your ass”), the darlings of Hoboken, N.J., have focused their attentions most recently on soundtrack work. The band returns to our area with a crazy audience-picks-it tour ( with Lambchop’s William Tyler on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. Advance tickets are $17. 246-2473. JANUARY 25-30, 2010 | FOLIO WEEKLY | 31


Derivative action flick “The Green Hornet” only stings in the wallet The Green Hornet *@@@

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ere’s a couple of litmus tests to determine whether or not you’ll find it worthwhile to spend your money on “The Green Hornet,” starring Seth Rogen as the titular “hero.” First, if you find this bit of dialogue hysterically funny, then you might like the movie. Interviewing shapely blonde Casey (Cameron Diaz) to be his secretary, Britt Reid (Rogen) tells her: “You’ve got balls for a woman. I admire that, I really do.” Second, if you liked “Howard the Duck,” the 1986 feature about another offbeat superhero of sorts, then you’ll probably go for “The Green Lantern.” Finally, if you’re a real fan of Seth Rogen — the chunky funny guy from “Knocked Up,” “Superbad,” and “Pineapple Express” — then “The Green Hornet” will likely click with you. This is, front and center, his movie. Not only is he the unlikely star, he’s also executive producer and co-writer. His accomplice in the writing capacity is Evan Goldberg (“Pineapple Express” and “Superbad”). If, like me, you’re tired of watching Seth Rogen do the same shtick movie after movie, just like Vince Vaughn, then beware “The Green Hornet.” You’ve already seen variations on these routines and much of the dialogue in raunchier R-rated films. The new movie pushes the PG-13 2010 envelope with lots of references to crotches, poop and the aforementioned balls, but the naughty word of choice is the S-word rather than the F-word, thus avoiding the dreaded R, which would deprive the filmmakers of those coveted teen bucks. Originally a popular radio program in the ’30s before graduating to a couple of movie serials in the ’40s, “The Green Hornet” is probably best known for its two-year run in the ’60s as a television series. Van Williams was the original star of that series, if anyone


remembers, but it was Bruce Lee who became an overnight sensation as the Hornet’s sidekick, Kato. Unlike the campy Batman TV series, “The Green Hornet” played it straight. Had the new film taken a similar approach with a different leading man, the results might have been far different, especially since hardcore superheroes like Batman and Spider-man are still riding the crest. As it is, the new “Green Hornet” goes mostly for laughs. The spoiled son of an enterprising newspaper man (Tom Wilkinson), Britt Reid spends his time and money on booze and broads. When his father suddenly dies, Britt is outraged to discover that the cook (Kato by name) who prepared his coffee has been fired. Rehiring him in order to get his after-hangover fix, Britt discovers that Kato (Jay Chou) is a man of many talents. Not only is he a martial arts expert, he can do anything with cars. On a whim, Britt decides they will become superheroes. (Like everything else in the film, the origin story is woefully weak.) The badass in town is a kingpin named Chudnofsky (Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz, “Inglorious Basterds”). Chudnofsky decides he wants the respect due a supervillain, and so he calls himself Bloodnofsky. His weapon of choice is a two-barreled pistol. Aiding and abetting the gangster is a crooked D.A. (David Harbour). On the side of justice is Edward James Olmos as Axford, the editor of Britt Reid’s newspaper. Olmos goes through his paces like a real trooper, but how he must have been longing to be back aboard Battlestar Galactica and galaxies far, far away from the Green Hornet. Like Waltz, Wilkinson and Diaz, Olmos is in the cast to add some prestige and credibility to the stupid shenanigans on screen, but that proves to be a task beyond their skills. The only actor to emerge unscathed from this cinematic mess is Jay Chou, who is as impressive as Bruce Lee was in the old television series. Forget the buzz. This Green Hornet needs swatting.  Pat McLeod

Spinning their wheels: Seth Rogen and Jay Chou are packing big guns and little else in the stingingly bad “The Green Hornet.”

Forced Philanthropy: The cast of “The Dilemma” reacts to the news that their paychecks have been donated to the Nicolas Cage Bailout Fund.

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here really shouldn’t be any dilemma at all: the Guy Code mandates that the moment you see your best friend’s spouse cheating, you tell him right then. No questions, no exceptions. Naturally, “The Dilemma” finds some exceptions, and to its credit gets good mileage out of the reasons Ronny (Vince Vaughn) doesn’t tell Nick (Kevin James) about Nick’s adulterous wife, though some of those reasons are contrived. While scouting a greenhouse in which he plans to propose to girlfriend Beth (Jennifer Connolly), Ronny sees Nick’s wife, Geneva

The premise is rich with comic possibilities if director Ron Howard had wanted to go that way, but the movie actually plays better as a drama than a comedy. Two reasons for this: 1) The subject matter — love, marriage, fidelity — is very serious and 2) the comedy isn’t very funny. Even with Vaughn doing his usual selfcentered egomaniac shtick, and the seasoned James as his bubbly friend, a lot of the comedy never connects. For example, you might recall that, when the trailer was released last year, there was a reference to electric cars being “gay.” Civil rights groups were outraged by its inclusion in the trailer, and ultimately the trailer was taken down. The scene is still in the movie, though, but it’s not funny: There’s no reason to use a homophobic slur in this context, especially when any equivalent of “weak” would’ve suited the scene just fine. I’m not a moralist, and I do

The premise is rich with comic possibilities if director Ron Howard had wanted to go that way, but the movie actually plays better as a drama than a comedy. Two reasons for this: 1) The subject matter is very serious and 2) the comedy isn’t very funny. (Winona Ryder), kissing a tattooed younger man (Channing Tatum). The dilemma: Do I tell Nick (my business partner) now, when he’s stressed about a huge project for our company, or do I wait until after the project? And when I do tell him, how do I word the terrible news? It’s a good thing that Allan Loeb’s script never bothers with the “it wasn’t me!” subplot with Geneva; the writing is clever and smart when Ronny approaches Geneva about what he saw. Without giving away too much, let me say that their discussions make it believable that Ronny would abstain from telling Nick, and there are a variety of reasons to do so.

believe prejudicial humor can be funny in the proper context, but this is not it. There are a few laugh-out-loud moments, but not enough to recommend the movie as a comedy. And the story doesn’t take itself seriously enough to recommend it as a drama, as it raises the interesting question of how well does one couple really know another couple, but stops short of exploring that with any depth. So let me solve any dilemma you may have about seeing “The Dilemma” by suggesting you skip it, which isn’t too hard to say.  Dan Hudak

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NOW SHOWING BLACK SWAN ***@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Director Darren Aronofsky’s disturbing psychological thriller stars Natalie Portman as a sheltered ballerina who steps into her darker side during a production of “Swan Lake.” Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis and Barbara Hershey deliver fine supporting turns in this edgy, weird flick. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER *G@@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Cinemark Tinseltown, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach This latest adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ fantasy novels is about the voyage of Lucy and Edmund, sailing with Prince Caspian to the edge of the world on the royal ship The Dawn Treader. COUNTRY STRONG *G@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw star in this tuneless mess of a movie set in the world of contemporary country music. It’ll leave discerning filmgoers with a bad case of the Honky Tonk Blues. THE DILEMMA **@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Reviewed in this issue. THE FIGHTER ***G Rated R • AMC Orange Park, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale star as brothers Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund in David Russell’s powerful study of family, addiction and perseverance. Wahlberg and his crew keep the riveting film on its feet, but it’s Bale as strung-out Eklund that makes us want more. THE GREEN HORNET *@@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Reviewed in this issue. GULLIVER’S TRAVELS *G@@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues Jack Black stars in this unneeded, bloated and juvenile slaughtering of Jonathan Swift’s classic story about giants and little people that is a massive failure – in 3-D! HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART ONE **@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square The latest adventure in the hugely popular series has Harry, Hermione and Ron searching for Horcruxes, pieces of evil Voldemort’s soul that must be destroyed to defeat him. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Ralph Fiennes co-star. THE HEART SPECIALIST **@@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Writer-director Dennis Cooper made this dramedy in 2006,

“Are you fellers sure you don’t want to hear my ‘Urkel’ impersonation just one more time?” Colin Firth attempts to keep morale high in the prison escape flick “The Way Back.” but it’s still fresh. Starring Wood Harris, Zoe Saldana and Brian White, it’s about the lives of first-year med students in a rundown South Florida hospital. THE KING’S SPEECH **** Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, 5 Points Theatre, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush deliver Oscar-worthy performances in this uplifting based-on-real-life tale of King George VI and his relationship with his speech therapist as His Highness struggles to overcome a stuttering disorder. LITTLE FOCKERS *G@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach When Greg Focker’s (Ben Stiller) father-in-law Jack (Robert De Niro) wants to pick a successor as head-of-clan, he wonders if Greg can cut it. The messy and hopefully last round of the Fockers co-stars Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Owen Wilson and Blythe Danner. MADE IN DAGENHAM ***@ Rated R • Regal Beach Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Miranda Richardson star in this true story about a group of women in 1960s England who took a stand against chauvinism in labor practices and social injustice. NO STRINGS ATTACHED **@@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher star in director Ivan Reitman’s rom-com about a couple who try to keep things strictly physical. Natch, they fall for each other. SEASON OF THE WITCH **@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach This sword and sorcery fantasy flick stars Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman swashbuckling in medieval Europe, escorting a witch across the plague-infested land. TAMARA DREWE **G@ Rated R • Epic Theatre St. Augustine This British comedy stars Gemma Arterton as young journalist Tamara who returns to her childhood village to sell her late mother’s home. Stephen Frears directed the import loosely based on Thomas Hardy’s “Far From the Madding Crowd.” TANGLED **G@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Laraine Newman and Brad Garrett lend voice to the animated update on Princess Rapunzel and her unruly locks. THE TOURIST ***G Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, Carmike Amelia

AREA THEATERS AMELIA ISLAND Carmike Amelia Island 7, 1132 S. 14th St., 261-9867 ARLINGTON & REGENCY AMC Regency 24, 9451 Regency Square Blvd., 264-3888 BAYMEADOWS & MANDARIN Regal Avenues 20, 9525 Philips Highway, 538-3889 BEACHES Regal Beach Blvd. 18, 14051 Beach Blvd., 992-4398 FIVE POINTS 5 Points Theatre, 1028 Park St., 359-0047 NORTHSIDE Hollywood River City 14, River City Marketplace, 12884 City Center Blvd., 757-9880

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ORANGE PARK AMC Orange Park 24, 1910 Wells Road, (888) AMC-4FUN Carmike Fleming Island 12, 1820 Town Center Blvd., 621-0221 SAN MARCO San Marco Theatre, 1996 San Marco Blvd., 396-4845 SOUTHSIDE Cinemark Tinseltown, 4535 Southside Blvd., 998-2122 ST. AUGUSTINE Epic Theatres, 112 Theatre Drive, 797-5757 IMAX Theater, World Golf Village, 940-IMAX Pot Belly’s, 36 Granada St., 829-3101

Island, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie star in a fair-to-middling romcom/thriller of espionage and mistaken identity in scenic Venice. TRON: LEGACY *G@@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde star in the sequel to the pioneering 1982 Disney sci-fi flick that does not compute as to plot or substance. TRUE GRIT **** Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach, San Marco Theatre The Coen Brothers’ film revives an epic Western story of family justice. Their move to base it on Charles Portis’ novel instead of the 1969 film is seconded with stellar turns by Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld, as young Mattie Ross. THE WAY BACK **G@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Director Peter Weir’s true-life saga, about escapees from a Siberian gulag who travel 4,000 miles on foot to freedom, stars Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess and Colin Farrell. YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA **G@ Not Rated • AMC Regency Square This Bollywood import, with Sunny Deol and Dharmendra, is about a man’s discovery of a father and brother he never knew. YOGI BEAR 3D **@@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach The lovable ursine in 3D — no picnic basket is safe. When the mayor closes Jellystone Park, Yogi (Dan Aykroyd) and Boo Boo (Justin Timberlake) hook up with Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh) to keep the park open and save the day!

OTHER FILMS 5 POINTS THEATRE “The King’s Speech” is screened at 4:45, 7 and 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 25, 26 and 27 at 5 Points Theatre, 1028 Park St., Jacksonville. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” shows at midnight on Jan. 28 and 29. 359-0047. POT BELLY’S CINEMA “The Social Network,” “Conviction,” “Red,” “How Do You Know” and “Fair Game” are shown at Pot Belly’s, 36 Granada St., St. Augustine. 829-3101.

NEW ON DVD & BLU-RAY STONE Edward Norton is convicted arsonist Stone, who wants an early release from prison from his P.O. Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro). Co-starring Milla Jovovich. TAKERS Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon star in this derivative but entertaining crime drama about bank robbers who can’t shake a persistent detective hot on their trail. PAPER MAN This paint-by-numbers indie flick, about a quirky friendship between a middle-aged writer and teen misfit at a Long Island beach town, is saved by the chemistry of costars Jeff Daniels and Emma Stone. JACK GOES BOATING Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his directorial debut in a film adaptation of playwright Robert Glaudini’s story about the love that develops between two blue-collar types in New York City. THE ENDLESS SUMMER Surf’s up, brah! Director Bruce Brown’s masterful meditation on the mystical art of surfing, this visionary 1966 doc follows Brown, Robert August and Mike Hynson as they travel the globe in search of the perfect wave, with The Sandals’ killer surf-rock soundtrack. 




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Folio Weekly does the math on country legend Merle Haggard Natural High: After nearly a half-century of artistic milestones, legendary singer-songwriter Merle Haggard has plenty of reasons to smile.

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inger-songwriter-guitarist-instrumentalist Merle Haggard, also known as The Hag, is an American country icon. The septuagenarian has been in the music industry for five decades and found commercial and critical success with 40 No. 1 hits including “Mama Tried,” “Okie from Muskogee,” “Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star” and “Kentucky Gambler.” Throughout his career, Haggard has collaborated with everyone from George Jones to Clint Eastwood to Janie Fricke and to this day continues to release original music like 2010’s “I Am What I Am” on Vanguard Records. When Folio Weekly requested an interview with The Hag, we were told to sit tight — it may or may not happen, depending on his mood. A few days before deadline, we checked in with his publicist only to learn that “Merle’s talked out.” So in place of the interview that never happened, Folio Weekly offers a Merle Haggard recap, by the numbers.

5: Number of times Haggard’s been married, including to first wife Leona Hobbs, second spouse country-western singer Bonnie Owens, third wife Leona Williams, wife number four was Debbie Parret and his current wife is Theresa Ann Lane. 9: The age young Merle was when his dad suffered a stroke and died. He was so traumatized by his tragic father’s death, he started to act out, spending much of his youth skipping school and committing petty crimes. He spent a few weeks in jail for robbery at age 15 and did hard time at San Quentin when he was 20. He was actually in the audience when Johnny Cash gave his famed prison performance. 36 | FOLIO WEEKLY | JANUARY 25-30, 2010

12: Haggard’s age when he received his first

guitar from his older brother, teaching himself how to play by listening to old records.

executed after a botched escape attempt led to the death of a prison guard.

33: Edition of the Annual Kennedy Center Honors at which Merle Haggard was recognized, along with lyricist Jerry Herman, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey last December.

1972: When California Gov. Ronald Reagan pardons The Hag for his past crimes. Reagan and 12 state Supreme Court judges found that Haggard was improperly convicted because he had no legal representation since he was too poor to afford a lawyer. The singer has been quoted as saying he hasn’t liked a President since Reagan.

He spent a few weeks in jail for robbery at age 15 and did hard time at San Quentin when he was 20. He was actually in the audience when Johnny Cash gave his famed prison performance. The award recognizes artists who spend their lives enriching the cultural arts of the world. 40: Number of No. 1 hits by The Hag including “Natural High,” “That’s the Way Love Goes,” “Pancho and Lefty” and “Big City.” All the tunes are available on a doubledisc appropriately named “Merle Haggard: 40 #1 Hits.” April 6, 1937: The year Merle Ronald Haggard was born just outside Bakersfield, Calif. His parents, Jim and Flossie, moved out West during the Great Depression after their Oklahoma farm burned down, living in an old boxcar they converted into a house. 1964: The year Haggard released his first single, “Sing A Sad Song,” written by Wynn Stewart, one of Haggard’s inspirations. 1967: The year the country legend releases “Sing Me Back Home,” written for his old friend and prison buddy, Rabbit, who was

1980: Haggard sings a drinking song duet with Clint Eastwood called “Bar Room Buddies.” The tune was written by Milton Brown and Cliff Crofford and featured in Eastwood’s rodeo film “Bronco Billy.” 1982: Haggard and George Jones make an album together called “A Taste of Yesterday’s Wine.” Their duet “Yesterday’s Wine,” a song written by Willie Nelson, reaches the top of the charts. Nearly 24 years later, the duo collaborates once more on 2006’s “Kickin’ Out the Footlights … Again.” 1994: Haggard is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the only artist inducted that year. 2001: C.F. Martin & Company introduces a limited-edition Merle Haggard Signature Edition 000C-28SMH acoustic guitar, complete “with a cutaway to provide easy access to the upper frets” so wannabe honkytonkers can shred like The Hag. 2010: The year that PBS documentary, “Merle Haggard: Learning to Live with Myself,” airs as part of the American Masters series. The film features archival footage and interviews with Haggard admirers like Kris Kristofferson, Keith Richards, Tanya Tucker and Dwight Yoakam. Jan. 30, 2011: The date that Haggard rips it up on The Florida Theatre stage.  Kara Pound

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unk music is tough to do half-assed. It sounds either fantastic live, or it sucks. Luckily for local boys Fusebox Funk, they know how to translate their sound from the stage to the dance floor. The band also rocks the pseudonyms: guitarist-vocalist Dr. Concussion, keyboardvocalist J. Dash, saxophonist-vocalist ChrizP, trombonist-vocalist Jstarr, trumpeter Starrcoughogus bassist Cary the Label Guy and drummer ByrDog. After investing a decade of recording their music with tireless local gigs, Fusebox Funk is now enjoying the payoff. The sextet has parlayed ambition into multiple projects while gaining new fans in Cali. The band has also learned how to save some cash on all those broken drumsticks and guitar strings, garnering endorsement deals from heavyweight music companies like Yamaha and Warwick. Fusebox guitarist Dr. Concussion recently spoke with Folio Weekly about Duval love and balancing social consciousness with funky-bootyliciousness. Folio Weekly: What is Fusebox Funk all about? Dr. Concussion: Fusebox has been around nearly a decade now, and putting on a topnotch show has always been our priority. It’s the only arena you can’t fake your value, as opposed to albums or videos. We like to think we’re good at those things, too, but without the live element, those other things don’t mean quite as much.

F.W.: I noticed you are playing in California. That’s a long way from Jacksonville. D.C.: We love to play out of town. It’s always an adventure and we get to meet some amazing folks. Right now we’re in Anaheim, Calif., about to perform at NAMM for the Yamaha 2011 Product Showcase. They’ve been one of our most generous sponsors and we love working with them. F.W.: Your music is upbeat and the songs are very danceable. Does a song’s topic or lyrical content ever get lost in the music itself? D.C.: That’s actually a really good question.

Early on in the band’s history, we struggled with the idea of being a socially conscious funk ensemble; it wasn’t a hugely popular concept at first. Mostly because audiences don’t really want their party music full of social commentary, they just want to party. But as we became better lyricists, and the music improved, the divergence just sort of faded away. Now we have four-plus vocalists and everyone also plays an instrument, so everyone can just innately feel where the vocals and instruments need to sit in the mix. F.W.: Fusebox Funk has splintered into more than one side project. How are those creative influences manifested in the band’s work? D.C.: Having this many talented players in one group requires a form of “artistic maintenance”; that is to say, trying to get all of our musical ideas into one project just isn’t realistic. So we have lots of really creative side projects. J. Dash has a hugely successful solo career, a few of us are in a rap/metal/punk band called Black Drum and hopefully this year I’ll be releasing a solo folk/alternative album, “JacksonVegas.” F.W.: What are the highs and lows of being a gigging band in Jacksonville? D.C.: We’re all really proud to call Duval home, but like any place, there are pros and cons. We’re rich in venues that have great production values. We’ve also seen a recent explosion of supportive media outlets pop up in the last couple years locally. Entities like CW17’s “YourJax Music” and folks like David Luckin and Tracy Collins have been really instrumental in helping local artists, such as ourselves. The downside to a city like Jax is that it’s gigantic and there are a ton of voices creating noise. In order to be heard over the din, you’ve got to speak so loudly that things like promotion become almost more what you’re known for. It can be a fickle town if you don’t bring your A-game.

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F.W.: When did you realize this was something you wanted to do with your life? D.C.: There isn’t a single member in our group that didn’t know they wanted to be a performer as a child. It sometimes feels like it’s our collective destiny. The music found us, too; all we did was make ourselves available to discover it.  Danny Kelly

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nyone who thinks the gothic or dark wave scene is populated strictly by lethargic, absinthe-sipping, black-clad layabouts would be, ultimately, correct! But those who indulge in harsh anti-goth prejudice have probably never encountered the disciplined, multimedia work of Justin Curfman. The 30-year-old Atlanta native has found success with his band Feeding Fingers as a visual artist, author and © 2010 award-winning animator. While he enjoys a small, loyal fanbase here, last year Curfman relocated to Germany to take advantage of his massive European following. Curfman’s creative energies are generated from a parallel world he calls “Tephra,” and distributed by his Tephramedia label and site ( where he sells and distributes everything from his music and books to films. It’s here that for $89 one can purchase The Lepidopteraphagiator, a Curfman-designed device intended for the practice of entomophagy, or bug-eating. (Amazingly, he is currently sold out.) The Feeding Fingers lineup features Curfman on vocals, guitar, bass and keyboards with a rhythm section of bassist Bradley Claborn and drummer Daniel Hunt. We contacted Curfman to ask about his Southern roots, his mad love for J-ville and the possibility of bug-eating 2011becoming the health craze of the next decade.



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Folio Weekly: What was it about the gothic or dark wave scene you found so alluring? Justin Curfman: I will be honest here; I find the scene itself not very alluring at all. I think that the scene that I might have been at least somewhat interested probably died off by about 1985 or so. I think that what is considered contemporary gothic/dark wave music, for the most part, is rather trite, derivative rubbish. It’s all just so visually predictable and unimaginative. People tend to be so focused upon adhering themselves to a genre or a subculture, especially this one, that they don’t want to step outside of it. I don’t know what people are so afraid of. If I can die

F.W.: Could you describe the realm of “Tephra”? J.C.: This parallel world can be summarized to some degree in the bulk of my work — most especially in my short film, “Tephrasect,” and in the first Feeding Fingers album, “Wound in Wall.” All that I can really say about the world of Tephra can be found in my work. I can’t really get into specifics here without feeling redundant and sounding pretentious. F.W.: How involved was the process of making your award-winning 2004 film “Tephrasect”? J.C.: “Tephrasect” took nine months of my life. I slept less than four hours per night and ate about 500 calories per day while working almost nonstop in my rotten, insect-infested, childhood home, just before it was condemned and bulldozed. I lived in Tephra almost entirely during those nine months. Looking back, I feel that was a creatively and psychologically transformative time of my life. Absolutely. F.W.: Is The Lepidopteraphiator intended as a conceptual art object or actual tool? Do you think bug-eating is the coming diet craze? J.C.: I would like for it to be used as an actual tool for entomophagists. I think the concept makes sense. Many winged insects are attracted to light, so if you have the appetite and disposition to eat them, then it only seems rational to me that you should attach a light to your person, near your head and mouth, to draw them toward your face so that you can eat them effortlessly. The Lepidopteraphagiator embraces both convenience and functionality. It makes perfect sense to me. I do hope it is the next big diet craze. I will be waiting. F.W.: Do you have any feelings about come back to Jacksonville? J.C.: We played in Jacksonville at Club TSI almost exactly one year ago. It was one of the single best shows that Feeding Fingers had ever had in the Southeastern United States. We haven’t felt that welcome in the States in a long time. I have nothing but good memories of and kind words for Jacksonville.  Dan Brown

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BIZZY BONE, YOUNG STATER, ROBIN BANKZ, CHARLEY THURSDAY NIGHT BATTLE OF THE BANDS FAREWELL FIGHTER, ALL THE RIGHT MOVES, EVERY YOU RED, JASMINE RHEY, JACK WYNN, GHOZT, VANNACUTT, OFtimeBENEFIT ASK Produced The by indie _jwrockers Checked byon ___ Rep rm Local bandsPROMISE compete for studio and bragging rights atSUPPORT play at 8 p.m. Jan. 31 atSales Jack Rabbits, DUBZ, BREAD AND DEMFOR BOYS ACTION 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Scarlett O’Hara’s, 70 Hypolita St., St. 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $8. Bone Thugz N Harmony’s Bizzy Bone performs at 6 p.m. on Jan. Augustine. 824-6535. 398-7496. 29 at Brewster’s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets TUESDAY FEBRUARY 8 FIGHT THE QUIET, FINISH IT OFF are $15. 223-9850. The aggro local rock kicks off at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Jack THE PLATTERS, DRIFTERS, COASTERS & Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are TEMPTATIONS SALUTE $8. 398-7496. 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GLORIOUS GUNNER CD Release Party Feb. 5, Freebird Live DOG STAR TAVERN, 10 N. Second St., 277-8010 RICHARD SMITH, JULIE ADAMS March 3, European Street KATIE GRACE HELOW, YO SOYBEAN Feb. 5, Shantytown Pub 10th Concession on Jan. 28. The Ivey Brothers on Jan. 29 GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS, CHAMBERLIN March SECRETS SHE KEPT, PRODUCT OF TREASON, GENNARO’S ITALIANO SOUTH, 5472 First Coast Hwy., 3, The Florida Theatre GENERICHRIST, DEVOUR THE DEAD, VOMIKAUST Feb. 5, 491-1999 Live jazz from 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. DIANA ROSS March 4, T-U Center Brewster’s Pit GREEN TURTLE TAVERN, 14 S. Third St., 321-2324 GEORGE LOPEZ March 4, The Florida Theatre ICARUS OWL Feb. 6, Brewster’s Pit Dan Voll from 7-10 p.m. every Fri. Live music every weekend SLIGHTLY STOOPID, FISHBONE March 5, Plush DOWN THEORY Feb. 8, Freebird Live INDIGO ALLEY, 316 Centre St., 261-7222 JOHN MELLENCAMP March 5, T-U Center COLT FORD Feb. 9, Whisky River Dan Voll & the Alley Cats from 8 p.m.-mid. every Sat. Frankie’s KID ROCK, JAMEY JOHNSON March 9, Veterans Memorial ABBA: THE CONCERT Feb. 9, The Florida Theatre Jazz Jam at 7:30 p.m. every Tue. Open mic at 7 p.m. every Thur. Arena DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Feb. 9, Freebird Live Live music every Fri. & Sat. G-LOVE AND SPECIAL SAUCE March 10, Freebird Live AFROMAN Feb. 10, Brewster’s Pit O’KANE’S IRISH PUB, 318 Centre St., 261-1000 DUM DUM GIRLS, READING RAINBOW, DIRTY BEACHES MAD AGNES Feb. 10, European Street CafÊ Dan Voll from 7:30-11:30 p.m. every Wed. The Turner London March 11, Jack Rabbits SOULIDIUM Feb. 11, Brewster’s Pit Band at 8:30 p.m. every Thur., Fri. & Sat. STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO March 11, Freebird Live WILL PEARSALL Feb. 12, Ragtime Tavern THE PALACE SALOON & SHEFFIELD’S, 117 Centre St., SUGARLAND March 12, Veterans Memorial Arena TANNAHILL WEAVERS Feb. 12, European Street CafÊ 491-3332 Wes Cobb every Wed. DJ Anonymous in Sheffield’s THE READY SET, DOWNTOWN FICTION March 12, Freebird BOBOFLEX, ROYAL BLISS Feb. 12, Brewster’s Pit every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. DJ Miguel Alvarez Live FRANKIE VALLI Feb. 13, T-U Center every Fri. Jason Buck Smith every Sun., Pili Pili every Mon. REBELUTION, JUNIOR REID, GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB GREAT BIG SEA Feb. 13, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall PLAE, 80 Amelia Circle, Amelia Island Plantation, SQUAD March 13, Plush AMY W. GRANT & MICHAEL W. SMITH Feb. 16, 277-2132 Gary Ross from 7-11 p.m. every Thur.-Sat. LEWIS BLACK March 13, The Florida Theatre The Florida Theatre SEABREEZE SPORTS BAR, 2707 Sadler Rd., 277-2300 SADPLANT March 13, Brewster’s Pit IRATION, BALLYHOO, FICTION 20 DOWN LYNDSAY PRUETT, Karaoke with Daddy’O every Wed. DJ Roc at 9 p.m. every Fri., BADFISH March 19, Freebird Live GALEN KIPAR Feb. 17, European Street CafÊ 10 p.m.-2 a.m. every Sat. JAMES TAYLOR, BEN TAYLOR March 22, T-U Center LEON REDBONE Feb. 17, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall SLIDER’S SEASIDE GRILL, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., 277-6990 MIKE WATT & THE MISSINGMEN March 24, Jack Rabbits JOHNNY WINTER, PEPPERDRIVE Feb. 18, Freebird Live Cason at 2 p.m. at the tiki bar every Sat. & Sun. RICHARD STOLTZMAN, DAVID STEINMEYER March 25, UNF SPECIAL CONSENSUS Feb. 18, European Street CafÊ THE SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., 261-5711 Robinson Theater HAULOVER DRIVE Feb. 20, Brewster’s Pit Live music every night. DJ Roc at 5 p.m. every Wed. INDORPHINE March 26, Brewster’s Pit THE B-52s Feb. 20, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall CITIZEN COPE March 27, The Florida Theatre OZZY OSBOURNE, SLASH Feb. 22, Veterans Memorial Arena PUNCH BROTHERS featuring CHRIS THILE April 1, The ARLINGTON, REGENCY LEON RUSSELL Feb. 23, The Florida Theatre Florida Theatre AJ’S BAR & GRILLE, 10244 Atlantic Blvd., 805-9060 TRAVIS TRITT Feb. 24, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall JOHN CLAYTON, JEFF CLAYTON, JEFF HAMILTON April 6, DJ Sheryl every Thur., Fri. & Sat. DJ Mike every Tue. & Wed. BUSKIN & BATTEU, CASTLEBAY Feb. 24, European Street UNF Robinson Theater Karaoke every Thur. CafÊ THE UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE April 23, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall MVP’S SPORTS GRILLE, 12777 Atlantic Blvd., 221-1090 DAVID GARRETT Feb. 24, The Florida Theatre ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN May 3, The Florida Theatre Live music at 9 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. 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THE COFFEE GRINDER, 9834 Old Baymeadows Rd., 642-7600 DJ Jose spins Latino & house every Thur. DJ Alen spins house, dance, trance & tribal at 9 p.m.-2 a.m. every Fri. DJ Ted Lane spins house & trance every Sat. MY PLACE BAR-N-GRILL, 9550 Baymeadows Rd., 737-5299 Out of Hand every Mon. Rotating bands every other Tue. & Wed. OASIS GRILL & CHILL, 9551 Baymeadows Rd., 748-9636 DJs Stan and Mike Bend spin every Feel Good Fri. TERA NOVA, 8206 Philips Hwy., 733-8085 DJ Jose de la Soul spins salsa, hustle and freestyle every Latin Thur. DJs spin hip hop every Fri. DJs Leland & Marc-E-Marc spin top 40 & house every Evolution Sat. DJ Leland McWilliams spins for South Beach Friday every 2nd Fri. Reggae Fanatic is held every 3rd Fri.


(In Jax Beach unless otherwise noted) THE ATLANTIC, 333 N. First St., 249-3338 The Infader spins every Wed. DJ Wes Reed spins every Thur. DJ Jade spins old wave & ’80s retro, SilverStar spins hip hop every Fri. DJ Wes Reed spins ’80s, old school, remixes & mashups, Capone spins top 40 & dance faves every Sat. BEACHSIDE SEAFOOD, 120 S. Third St., 444-8862 Kurt Lanham sings classical island music every Fri.-Sun. BILLY’S BOATHOUSE, 2321 Beach Blvd., 241-9771 Live music every weekend

mic every Tues. Live music every Thur. DJ Icon spins every Fri. & Sat. Nate Holley at 10 p.m. every Fri., Sat. & Sun. CARIBBEE KEY, 100 N. First St., Neptune Beach, 270-8940 Mark O’Quinn every Wed. Live music every Fri. & Sat. CASA MARINA, 691 First St. N., 270-0025 The Johnston Duo at 6:30 p.m. every Tue. in the penthouse & at 6:30 p.m. every Wed. in the courtyard CULHANE’S IRISH PUB, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-9595 Get Permission Band at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. Not Unheard at 6:30 p.m., Jax Pipes & Drums at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 29. Jenn’s Tribute to Jazz at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. Live music every Fri. & Sat. ENGINE 15 BREWING COMPANY, 1500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 217, 249-2337 Live music every Thur. EUROPEAN STREET, 992 Beach Blvd., 249-3001 Acoustic open mic with John Longbottom from 6-9 p.m. every Tue. FIONN MACCOOL’S IRISH PUB, 333 First St. N., 242-9499 Live music every Tue.-Sun. Roll them Bones: Rapper Bizzy Bone (pictured) appears along with Robin THE FISH COMPANY, 725 Atlantic Bankz, Young Stater and more local performers on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at Blvd., Ste. 12, Atlantic Beach, Brewster’s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $15. Bizzy 246-0123 Lou Parisi from 6-9 p.m. was a founding member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. 223-9850. every Tue. FLY’S TIE IRISH PUB, 177 E. Sailfish Dr., Atlantic Beach, 2464293 Nate Holley every Mon. Wes THE BRASSERIE, 1312 Beach Blvd., 249-5800 The Tori-V Cobb every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. King Eddie reggae Experience (Victoria Ward, Ezekiel Haynes & Tracy Morris) at 7 every Sun. p.m. on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. Live music every Wed. & Thur. FREEBIRD LIVE, 200 N. First St., 246-2473 Yo La Tengo and BRIX TAPHOUSE, 300 N. Second St., 241-4668 DJ William Tyler on Jan. 26. Quasi Mojo and TheProduced Blackouts on Jan. by PROMISE OF BENEFIT SUPPORT ASK FOR ACTION Anonymous every Mon., Tue. & Thur. Live music every Wed. DJ 28. Spider Monkey, Hornit and Well-Trained Dog on Jan. 29. IBay every Fri. & Sat. Charlie Walker every Sun. Yonder Mountain String Band on Feb. 3 BUKKETS GRILL & BAR, 222 N. Oceanfront, 246-7701 Open ISLAND GIRL CIGAR BAR, 108 First St., Neptune Beach,

372-0943 Live music from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. every Fri. & Sat. LILLIE’S COFFEE BAR, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922 Live music every Fri. LYNCH’S IRISH PUB, 514 N. First St., 249-5181 Roger That on Jan. 28 & 29. Split Tone at 10:30 p.m. every Tue. Nate Holley Band every Wed. The John Earle Band at 10:30 p.m. every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. Video DJ and Karaoke every Sun. Little Green Men every Mon. MELLOW MUSHROOM, 1018 N. Third St., Ste. 2, 246-1500 Ivey Brothers on Jan. 26. Nate Holley on Jan. 27. The Fritz on Jan. 28. Matt Still on Jan. 29. The John Earle Band on Jan. 30. Witz End on Feb. 3. Live music every weekend MEZZA LUNA, 110 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-5573 UNF Jazz at 6 p.m. every Wed. Mike Shackelford and Rick Johnston at 6 p.m. every Thur. MIMI’S SPORTS GRILLE, 1021 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 270-1030 DJ Dennis Hubbell spins & hosts Karaoke at 8 p.m. every Thur. & Fri. MOJO KITCHEN, 1500 Beach Blvd., 247-6636 Fusebox Funk and Lady Daisey at 10 p.m. on Jan. 29. Eric Lindell on Feb. 3 MONKEY’S UNCLE TAVERN & LIQUOR STORE, 1850 S. Third St., 246-1070 Domenic Patruno at 10 p.m. every Tue. Little Green Men Duo at 10 p.m. every Thur. DJ Papa Sugar spins dance music at 9 p.m. every Mon. & Fri. DJ Austin Williams spins dance & for Karaoke every Wed., Sat. & Sun. NORTH BEACH BISTRO, 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 6, Atlantic Beach, 372-4105 Live music every Thur.-Sat. OCEAN 60, 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-0060 Strings A’Fire Trio on Jan. 28. Flashback on Jan. 29. Strings A’Fire flamenco guitar duo Francisco & Javier at 8 p.m. every Thur. Strings A’Fire quartet every Fri. Class Act every Sat. PACO’S MEXICAN GRILL, 333 N. First St., 208-5097 Live music at 9 p.m. every Thur. PHILLY’S FINEST, 1527 N. Third St., 241-7188 Ian & Steve (Hello Danger) every Fri. RAGTIME TAVERN, 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7877 Ron Perry on Jan. 26. JimiRay on Jan. 27. Cloud 9 at 9 p.m. on Jan. 28 & 29. Billy Bowers on Jan. 30. Live music on Fri. & Sat. RITZ COCKTAIL LOUNGE JW Checked by & PACKAGE, Sales 139 RepThirdrl Ave. N., 246-2255 DJ Jenn Azana every Wed.-Sat. DJ Ibay every Sun. STICKY FINGERS, 363 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7427 Live music 3-7 p.m. every Sun.

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CAFE 331, 331 W. Forsyth St., 354-1999 Acoustic open mic 9 p.m.-2 a.m. every Tue. Live music 9 p.m.-2 a.m. every Wed. & Fri. Factory Jax’s goth-industrial 9 p.m.-2 a.m. every Sat. Underground 9 p.m.-2 a.m. every Mon. CITY HALL PUB, 234 Randolph Blvd., 356-6750 DJ Skillz spins Motown, old school, hip hop & R&B jams every Wine Down Wed. Live music every Thur. Smooth Jazz Lunch at 11 a.m., Latin music at 9 p.m. every first Fri.; Ol’ Skool every last Fri. A DJ spins classic R&B, hip hop & dance every Saturdaze. Live reggae & DJs spin island music every Sun. Joel Crutchfield for open mic every Mon. Live music every Tues. CLUB TSI, 333 E. Bay St., 424-3531 Feeding Fingers, Dakhead, Earth Empire and Smile 8 on Jan. 28 DIVE BAR, 331 E. Bay St., 359-9090 DJ NickFresh spins every Tue. Indie Lounge. DJ SuZi-Rok spins every Thigh-High Thur. DJ Trim spins top 40, dance & rock every Fri. DJ Shanghai spins top 40, dance & rock every Sat. THE IVY ULTRA BAR, 113 E. Bay St., 356-9200 DJs 151 The Experience & C-Lo spin every Rush Hour Wed. DJ E.L. spins top 40, South Beach & dance classics every Pure Sat. MARK’S DOWNTOWN, 315 E. Bay St., 355-5099 DJ Massive spins top 40 & dance every Velvet Fri. DJ Shotgun spins top 40 & dance every BayStreet Sat. MAVERICKS ROCK N’HONKY TONK, The Jacksonville Landing, 356-1110 NOFX, Bouncing Souls, Cobra Skulls and Old Man Markley at 8 p.m. on Jan. 25. Bobby Laredo spins every Thur. & Sat. DJ Rob ATrain spins country rock every Fri. Saddle Up every Sat. NORTHSTAR SUBSTATION, 119 E. Bay St., 860-5451 Karaoke at 9 p.m. every Sat. THE PEARL, 1101 N. Main St., 791-4499 DJs Tom P. & Ian S. spin ’80s & indie dance every Fri. DJ Ricky spins indie rock, hip hop & electro every Sat. POPPY LOVE SMOKE, 112 E. Adams St., 354-1988 Lil John Lumpkin, Stefano Di Bella & Lawrence Buckner every Wed. & Fri. Open mic every 2nd & 4th Sun. ZODIAC GRILL, 120 W. Adams St., 354-8283 Eric Carter and DJ Al Pete every Fri.

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ALLSTARS SPORTS BAR, 2223 C.R. 220, 264-3322 DG BG Wed., Fri. & Sat. Dave Massey every Thur. & Sun. Open mic every Mon. MELLOW MUSHROOM, 1800 Town Center Blvd., 541-1999 John Earle on Jan. 26. Simply righteous on Jan. 28. Nate Holley on Jan. 29. Service Industry nite every Tue. Live music every Fri. & Sat. MERCURY MOON, 2015 C.R. 220, 215-8999 DJ Ty spins for ladies’ nite every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. Buck Smith Project every Mon. Blistur unplugged every Wed. ROCKIN RODZ, 2574 C.R. 220, 276-2000 David Milam from 7-10 p.m. every Thur. & Fri. Live music every Thur.-Sat. Talent Nite every Sat. WHITEY’S FISH CAMP, 2032 C.R. 220, 269-4198 Live country music on Jan. 27. Reggie Lee at 5 p.m., Spanky at 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. Stefeyna’s Infocus at 5 p.m., Spanky at 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 29. Fats Lewis Duo at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30. Live music every Thur. Live music on the deck at 5 p.m. every Sun.



HAPPY OURS SPORTS GRILLE, 116 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 101, 683-1964 Live music at 7:30 p.m. every Fri. SHANNON’S IRISH PUB, 111 Bartram Oaks Walk, 230-9670 Live music every Fri. & Sat.


AW SHUCKS OYSTER BAR & GRILL, 9743 Old St. Augustine Rd., 240-0368 Open mic with John O’Connor from 7-10 p.m. every Wed. Cafe Groove Duo, Jay Terry and John O’Connor, from 8-11 p.m. every Sat. Live music from 9 p.m.-mid. every Sat. CHEERS BAR & GRILL, 11475 San Jose Blvd., 262-4337 Karaoke at 9:30 p.m. every Wed. THE NEW ORLEANS CAFE, 12760 San Jose Blvd., 880-5155 Jazz on the Deck 7-10 p.m. with Sleepy’s Connection every Tue. Open mic with Biker Bob at 7:30 p.m. every Thur. Les B. Fine at 1 p.m. every Reggae Sun. Creekside Songwriters Showcase at 7 p.m. on the last Wed. each month RACK ’EM UP BILLIARDS, 4268 Oldfield Crossing, 262-4030 Craig Hand every Sat. Karaoke at 7 p.m. every Sun. SMITTY’S INTERNET BAR, 3353 Kori Rd., 683-0388 Jukebox Karaoke at 5 p.m. every Sun. SPECKLED HEN TAVERN & GRILLE, 9475 Philips Hwy., Ste. 16, 538-0811 Live music from 6-9 p.m. every Fri. THE TREE STEAKHOUSE, 11362 San Jose Blvd., 262-0006 The Boril Ivanov Biva Jazz Band from 7-9 p.m. every Thur. David Gum at the piano bar from 7-10 p.m. every Fri.

BREWSTER’S PIT, 14003 Beach Blvd., Ste. 3, 223-9850 Taproot, Manna Zen, Marion Crane and Bleeding In Stereo on Jan. 28. Bizzy Bone, Young Stater, Robin Bankz, Charley Red, Jasmine Rhey, Jack Wynn, Ghozt, Vannacutt, Dubz, Bread and Dem Boys on Jan. 29 BREWSTER’S PUB, 14003 Beach Blvd., Ste. 3, 223-9850 Throwback Tue. features ’70s, ’80s & top 40. Open mic with CBH every Wed. Karaoke with DJ Randal every Thur. Live music ORANGE PARK, MIDDLEBURG every Thur., Fri. & Sat. A DJ spins every Mon. CHEERS BAR & GRILL, 1580 Wells Rd., 269-4855 BRUCCI’S PIZZA, 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 36, 223-6913 Karaoke at 9:30 p.m. every Wed. & Sat. Mike Shackelford at 6:30 p.m. every Sat. Brucci’s Live with Mike CRACKERS LOUNGE, 1282 Blanding Blvd., 272-4620 Shackelford at 6:30 p.m. every Mon. Sat. FOR ACTION CLIFF’S BAR & GRILLE, 3033 Monument Rd., 645-5162 Produced PROMISE OF BENEFIT SUPPORTKaraoke every Fri. &ASK CRAZY HORSE, 1565 Wells Rd., 269-3969 El Pardino spins Event Horizon on Jan. 27. Big Al & the Kaholics on Jan. 28 & 29. salsa, merengue, bachatta, freestyle & disco every Tropical Thur. Karaoke every Tue. DJ Kevin for ladies nite every Wed. Karaoke VJ Makerz Mark spins top 40, dance, freestyle & reggaeton with DJ Jack at 9 p.m. every Sun. Live music every Thur., Fri. every Thur. in Club Energy & Sat. THE HILLTOP, 2030 Wells Rd., 272-5959 JERRY’S SPORTS GRILLE & STEAKHOUSE, 13170 Atlantic John Michael every Wed.-Sat. Blvd., Ste. 22, 220-6766 Live music outside for Bike Night THE ROADHOUSE, 231 Blanding Blvd., 264-0611 Blistur on every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. Jan. 27. Out Of Hand on Jan. 28 & 29. Buck Smith Project every YOUR PLACE BAR & GRILL, 13245 Atlantic Blvd., Mon. DJ Waldo every Tue. DJ Papa Sugar every Wed. 221-9994 Evan Michael Chuck Nash every Tue. Simply SENOR WINGS, 700 Blanding Blvd., 375-0746 DJ Andy spins Righteous every Wed.

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DOWNTOWN BLUES BAR & GRILLE, 714 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, (386) 325-5454 Blue Smoke & The Smokin’ Blues Horns 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 29. Live music at 6 p.m. every Wed. Karaoke at 8 p.m. every Fri. Saturday Night Blues at 8:30 p.m. every Sat. Blues jams at 2 p.m. every Sun.


AQUA GRILL, 950 Sawgrass Village Dr., 285-3017 Brian Green Duo at 3 p.m. every Sun. on the deck KARMA, 822 A1A N., 834-3942 Brian Linski at 6 p.m. on Jan. 29 NINETEEN AT SAWGRASS, 110 Championship Way, 273-3235 Time2Swing at 6 p.m. every Jazz Thur. Strings of Fire from 6-9 p.m. every Sat. PUSSER’S CARIBBEAN GRILLE, 816 A1A N., Ste. 100, 280-7766 Alex Seier from 8 p.m.-mid. on Jan. 28. Jason Smith from 8 p.m.-mid. on Jan. 29. Live music every Thur.-Sun. URBAN FLATS, 330 A1A N., 280-5515 High Tides of Jazz at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. Rachel Warfield on Jan. 28. John Earle on Jan. 29. Darren Corlew every Tue. Soulo & Deron Baker every Wed.

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Vocalist Victoria Ward (pictured), pianist Ezekiel Haynes and saxophonist Tracy Morris are The Tori-V Experience and together they perform R&B and jazz standards on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at The Brasserie, 1312 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach. 249-5800.

Tue. ladies nite. Reggae with Milan da Tin Man every Wed. DJ Therapy every Fri. DJ Christian every Sat. DJ Spencer every Lodge Axe Sun. DJ Luminous every Mon. METRO, 2929 Plum St., 388-8719 DJ Chadpole every College Nite Fri. & every Sat. DJ Rico every 2nd & 4th Fri. Karaoke with KJ Rob every Sun., Mon. & Tue., 10 p.m.-2 a.m. MONROE’S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ, 4838 Highway Ave., 389-5551 Bluegrass Nite every Fri. THE MURRAY HILL THEATRE, 932 Edgewood Ave., 388-7807 Coming This Fall, Ocean Is Theory, Embracing Goodbye, Luminesce and I Drive a Station Wagon at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. The Tell Tale Heart, Time Be Told, Man Apart and The Winter Failure at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 WALKERS, 2692 Post St., 894-7465 Jax Arts Collaborative every Tue. Patrick and Burt every Wed. DJ Jeremiah at 9 p.m. every Thur. Acoustic every Thur.-Sat. Dr. Bill & His Solo Practice of Music at 5 p.m. every Fri.


(In St. Augustine unless otherwise noted) A1A ALE WORKS, 1 King St., 829-2977 Neil Freestone on Jan. 27. Crabgrass on Jan. 28 AMICI ITALIAN RESTAURANT, 1915 A1A S., 461-0102 Gary Wingard every Thur. ANN O’MALLEY’S, 23 Orange St., 825-4040 Open mic with Smokin Joe from 7-10 p.m. on Jan. 25. Ty Cowell at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 26. Peggy Dolan on Jan. 27. Storytellers on Jan. 28. Todd & Molly on Jan. 29. Karaoke on Jan. 30 THE BAR WITH NO NAME, 16 Castillo Dr., 826-1837 Mike Sweet from 5:30-9:30 p.m. every Fri.; noon-4 p.m. every Sat. & Sun. BENITO’S ITALIAN CAFE & PIZZERIA, 155 Hampton Point Dr., 230-8292 Live music every Fri. & Sat. THE BRITISH PUB, 213 Anastasia Blvd., 810-5111 Karaoke College Party Nite at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27. ’80s Night disco and videos; Karaoke with Jimmy Jamez on Jan. 28. Jukebox nite on Jan. 30. Open Mic Night with Christi Harris at 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 31. Karaoke with Jimmy Jamez at 9 p.m. every Thur. & Sat. CELLAR 6, 6 Aviles St., 827-9055 Live music every Fri. & Sat. CELLAR UPSTAIRS, San Sebastian Winery, 157 King St., 826-1594 umanzee at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28. Gary Campbell at 2 p.m., Sentropolis at 7 p.m. on Jan. 92. Vinny Jacobs at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30 CHICAGO PIZZA & BAKERY, 107 Nature Walk Pkwy., Ste. 101, 230-9700 Greg Flowers hosts open-mic and jazz piano from 7-10 p.m. every Tue. Live music every Fri. CONCH HOUSE LOUNGE, 57 Comares Ave., 829-8646 Brad Newman every Thur. Live music at 3 p.m. every Sat. CREEKSIDE DINERY, 160 Nix Boatyard Rd., 829-6113 Live music on deck Wed.-Sun. CRUISERS GRILL, 3 St. George St., 824-6993 Live music every Fri. & Sat. Chelsea Saddler at 3:30 p.m. every Sun. FLORIDA CRACKER CAFE, 81 St. George St., 829-0397 Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizard at 5:30 p.m. every Wed.

THE FLORIDIAN, 39 Cordova St., 829-0655 Live music every Fri. & Sat. THE GREEN DOLPHIN STREET, 51 Charlotte St., 810-1923 Todd & Molly at 8 p.m. every Thur. Travis Elling at 8 p.m. every Fri. Mike Sweet and Karl with a “K” every Sat. Open Forum with Mike Sweet every Sun. HARRY’S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILLE, 46 Avenida Menendez, 824-7765 Stu Weaver every Mon. HURRICANE PATTY’S, 69 Lewis Blvd., 827-1822 Those Guys every Tue. Karaoke at 8 p.m. every Wed. Billy Buchanan every Thur. Dewey Via every Sun. JACK’S BARBECUE, 691 A1A Beach Blvd., 460-8100 Jim Essery at 4 p.m. every Sat. Live music every Thur.-Sat. JOHNNY’S, 3009 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., 829-8333 Montage features electro, dance & indie every Mon. KINGFISH GRILL, 252 Yacht Club Dr., 824-2111 Live music every Fri. & Sat. KING’S HEAD BRITISH PUB, 6460 U.S. 1, 823-9787 Mike Sweet from 6-8 p.m. every Thur. KOZMIC BLUZ PIZZA CAFE & ALE, 48 Spanish St., 825-4805 Live music every Fri., Sat. & Sun. LOCAL HEROES CAFE, 11 Spanish St., 825-0060 Glam punk rock dance party Radio Hot Elf with DJ Dylan Nirvana from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. every Fri. MARDI GRAS, 123 San Marco Ave., 540-2824 Battle of the DJs with Josh Frazetta & Mardi Gras Mike every last Sun. MEEHAN’S IRISH PUB, 20 Avenida Menendez, 810-1923 Live music every Fri. & Sat. MI CASA CAFE, 69 St. George St., 824-9317 Chelsea Saddler noon-4 p.m. every Mon., Tue. & Thur. Amy Hendrickson every Sun. & Wed. MILL TOP TAVERN & LISTENING ROOM, 19 1/2 St. George St., 829-2329 Cliff Knizley Band on Jan. 28 & 29. Douglas Campbell at 1 p.m. on Jan. 30. Will Pearsall every Mon. Vinny Jacobs every Tue. Todd & Molly Jones at 9 p.m. every Wed. Colton McKenna at 9 p.m. every Thur. THE OASIS, 4000 A1A & Ocean Trace Rd., 471-3424 Those Guys every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. Chris C4Mann every Mon. O.C. WHITES, 118 Avenida Menendez, 824-0808 Mike Howard every Mon. & Tue. Rob Peck every Wed. Gary Campbell every Fri. & Sat. Scott Sweat every Sun. PANAMA HATTIE’S, 361 A1A Beach Blvd., 471-2192 Live jazz at 5 p.m. every Thur. DJ Gibz at 10 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. Live music at 10 p.m. every Sat. Kenyon Dye piano bar at 6 p.m. every Mon. RHETT’S PIANO BAR & BRASSERIE, 66 Hypolita St., 825-0502 Lisa Kelly & Jeff Phillips at 9 p.m. on Jan. 28. Live jazz at 7 p.m. every night SANGRIAS PIANO BAR, 35 Hypolita St., 827-1947 Sammy every Tue. Acoustic Soul Searchers every Wed. Jim Asalta every Thur. Jazz trios every Fri. The Housecats every Sat. Sunny & the Flashbacks rotate with Soulo every Sun. SANTA MARIA, 135 Avenida Menendez, 829-6578 The Wobbly Toms at 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 SCARLETT O’HARA’S, 70 Hypolita St., 824-6535 Battle of the Bands at 8 p.m. every Thur. DJ Echo hosts Karaoke every Mon. Amy Hendrickson and Battle of the Bands every Thur. THE TASTING ROOM, 25 Cuna St., 810-2400 Live music every night. Brazilian Bossa Nova with Monica da Silva & Chad Alger from 5-8 p.m. every Sun. TINI MARTINI BAR, 24 Avenida Menendez, 829-0928 Barry Greene & James Hogan on Jan. 28. Bob Fraioli and Al Dodds on Jan. 29. Bob Fraioli every Thur. TWO HUNDRED LOUNGE, 200 Anastasia Blvd., 342-0378 Live music every Thur. & Fri. DJs spin every Sat. & Sun. ZHANRAS, 108 Anastasia Blvd., 823-3367 Chubby McG on Jan. 26. Wild Wess on Jan. 27. Preston Pohl on Jan. 28. Humanzee on Jan. 29. Deron Baker & Soulo every Tue. DJ Cep spins ’80s & disco every Sun. Open mic every Sun. Vinny Jacobs open mic every Mon.


AROMAS CIGARS & WINE BAR, 4372 Southside Blvd., Ste. 201, 928-0515 W. Harvey Williams at 7 p.m. every Tue. DJ Royal at 8 p.m. every Wed. & Thur. Live music every Wed. & Thur. Latin music & DJ Benz every Fri. Live music & DJ T-Rav every Sat. THE BRASS MONKEY, 9734 Deerlake Ct., 996-8277 Alex Seier and Ron Rodriguez rotate every acoustic Tue. Live music every Wed. DJ Fuller spins every Thur. ladies nite. A DJ spins every Jazz Fri. Miley on Meth every SIN Mon. COPELAND’S, 4310 Southside Blvd., 998-4414 Live music every Fri. & Sat. THE GRAPE, 10281 Midtown Pkwy., 642-7111 Live music every Fri. & Sat. John Earle every Mon. DJ Mikeology spins lounge from 5-9 p.m. every Thur. ISLAND GIRL WINE & CIGAR BAR, 7860 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 115, 854-6060 Live jazz from 8:30-11:30 p.m. every Wed. Live music at 9 p.m. every Thur., Fri. & Sat. MELLOW MUSHROOM, 9734 Deer Lake Court, Ste. 1, 997-1955 Aaron Sheeks on Jan. 26. Charlie Walker on Jan. 27 & Feb. 3. Nate Holley on Jan. 28. Wes Cobb on Jan. 29. John Earle on Jan. 30. Open mic nite every Tue. Live music every Tue.-Sun. SEVEN BRIDGES GRILLE & BREWERY, 9735 Gate Parkway

N., 997-1999 Chuck Nash every Thur. Live music at 10 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. SUITE, 4880 Big Island Dr., 493-9305 DJ Marvel and All Night Groove on Jan. 27. DJ Marvel and Frontline on Jan. 28. DJ Nova and Frontline on Jan. 29 URBAN FLATS, 9726 Touchton Rd., 642-1488 Live music every Fri. & Sat. WHISKY RIVER, 4850 Big Island Drive, 645-5571 James Wesley on Jan. 27. Colt Ford on Feb. 9. Down Theory every Mon. Live music every Thur. A DJ spins every Fri. & Sat. WILD WING CAFE, 4555 Southside Blvd., 998-9464 Peter Dearing Band every Wed. DJ Chad spins dance every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. De Lions of Jah every Sun. HoeDown Throwdown country music night every Tue.


ENDO EXO, 1224 Kings Ave., 396-7733 Reggae every Sun. Open mic with King Ron & T-Roy every Mon. Hip hop every Thur. DJ J-Money spins acid jazz, soul, R&B & house every Fri. DJ Manus spins top 40 & dance every Underground Eden; dance & top 40 every Sat. DJ Ian spins every Reggae Sun. EUROPEAN STREET CAFE, 1704 San Marco Blvd., 399-1740 Robin Stine & Friends at 8 p.m. on Jan. 25. Korby Lenker and Bill & Kate Isles at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27. Jazz in the Listening Room on Feb. 1. Jazz every 2nd Tue. HAVANA-JAX CUBA LIBRE BAR LOUNGE, 2578 Atlantic Blvd., 399-0609 MVP Band from 6-9 p.m., DJs No Fame & Dr. Doom every Wed. Jazz Night every Thur. DJ Stylez every 2nd Thur. Strings of Fire Band at 7:30 p.m., DJ Omar spins dance every Fri. DJs Harry, Rico & Nestor spin salsa every Sat. JACK RABBITS, 1528 Hendricks Ave., 398-7496 The Bastard Suns and The Rommels on Jan. 25. Truth & Salvage Co., A Thousand Horses and Lady Lazarus on Jan. 26. Fight The Quiet and Finish It Off on Jan. 27. Arcadia, Clara Vanum, Livin With Jack and Just Like Gentlemen on Jan. 28. Tokyo Police Club and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin on Jan. 29. Farewell Fighter, All The Right Moves and Every You on Jan. 31. Recognize and Tides Of War on Feb. 2 MATTHEW’S, 2107 Hendricks Ave., 396-9922 Brazilian Bossa Nova with Monica da Silva & Chad Alger from 7-9:30 p.m. every Thur. RIVER CITY BREWING COMPANY, 835 Museum Cir., 398-2299 Open mic with TJ Ward every Tue. DJ G-Man at 8 p.m. every Sat. SQUARE ONE, 1974 San Marco Blvd., 306-9004 Soul on the Square & Band of Destiny at 8 p.m. every Mon. John Earle Band every Tue. DJs Wes Reed & Matt Caulder spin indie dance & electro every Wed. Split Tone & DJ Comic every Thur. Live music every Fri. DJ Dr. Doom spins at 10 p.m. every Mon.



BOMBA’S, 8560 Beach Blvd., 997-2291 Open mic from 7-11 p.m. with Chris Hall every Tue. Live music every Fri. Battle of the Bands every Sat. THE CORNER BISTRO & WINE BAR, 9823 Tapestry Park Cir., Ste. 1, 619-1931 Matt “Pianoman” Hall at 8 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. EUROPEAN STREET CAFE, 5500 Beach Blvd., 398-1717 Nora Jane Struthers at 8 p.m. on Jan. 29. Mardi Gras with JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars at 8 p.m. every 1st Mon.


BOOTS-N-BOTTLES, 12405 N. Main St., Ste. 7, Oceanway, 647-7798 Rogue Patriot Band on Jan. 28 & 29. Open mic jam every Wed. Karaoke at 8 p.m. every Thur. A DJ spins every Fri. & Sat. Live music every weekend BOSTON’S SPORTS BAR, 13070 City Station Dr., 751-7499 DJ Roc spins for Karaoke 10 p.m.-2 a.m. every Fri. FLIGHT 747 LOUNGE, 1500 Airport Rd., 741-4073 Big Engine every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. ’70s every Tue. SHANTYTOWN PUB, 22 W. Sixth St., 798-8222 Reggae with Milan da Tin Man at 10 p.m. every Tue. DJs Dots and Space Mike every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. DJ MethaDonnie every Metal Monday SHARKY’S WINGS & GRILL, 12400 Yellow Bluff Rd., Oceanway, 714-0995 Karaoke at 7 p.m. every Wed. & Thur. DJ Slim Wicked at 9 p.m. every Fri. Live music at 9 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. SKYLINE SPORTSBAR & LOUNGE, 5611 Norwood Ave., 517-6973 Bigga Rankin & Cool Running DJs every Tue. & 1st Sun. The Fusion Band & DJ after 9 p.m. every Thur. A DJ spins every Sat. DJ Scar spins at 9 p.m. every Sun. THREE LAYERS COFFEE HOUSE, 1602 Walnut St., 355-9791 Alaina Colding at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28. Goliath Flores at noon on Jan. 30. Al Poindexter at noon every Wed. Open mic with Al at 7 p.m. every Thur. 3 LIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL, 2467 Faye Road, Northside, 647-8625 Open mic night at 8 p.m. every Thur. ladies’ nite. Woodie & Wyatt C. every Fri. Live music at 8 p.m. every Sat.  To be included in the live music listing, send all the vitals — time, date, location with street address, city, admission price and contact number — to Dan Brown, 9456 Philips Hwy., Ste. 11, Jacksonville FL 32256 or email

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Dry Society: The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous: Dr. Robert Smith, aka Dr. Bob; (inset) Smith and Wilson; Bill Wilson, aka Bill W.

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wo squirrelly alcoholics walk into a hotel lobby. Six hours later they leave — still sober, never drinking a drop. What sounds like the worst joke and punch line in history is in fact a moment that altered therapeutic approaches to alcoholism and addiction, and initiated what we now know as the recovery movement. In 1935 in Akron, Ohio, a recently sober stock speculator named Bill Wilson was passing through town and realized that if he was going to remain “dry,” he needed to speak with someone who would understand his uncontrollable craving for booze. Over the years, Wilson had made countless desperate attempts through sheer willpower, had several stays at sanitariums and had even tried religious conversion, with little luck. Yet after his recent stay at yet another “spin dry” detox, he had what he later described as a spiritual awakening that seemed to strengthen his resolve. Part of this epiphany led Wilson to the understanding that he couldn’t stay sober alone. He realized he’d need another alcoholic with the same desire to not drink. This led to his meeting that fateful night with Dr. Robert Smith, an Akron-based physician. It was the flashpoint of what became Alcoholics Anonymous, the flagship of all subsequent 12-Step Recovery fellowships — abstinence, mutual support and personal spirituality. Under the principle of anonymity, Bill Wilson became “Bill W.” and Dr. Smith was known as “Dr. Bob.” The pair’s idea of a self-supporting, spiritually minded, anonymous fellowship

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has since blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon and inspired more than 200 fellowships that follow the 12-Step approach. The theater and treatment communities of Northeast Florida have joined to celebrate the lives of the two men in “Bill W. and Dr. Bob,” a play penned by Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey. The show opened off-Broadway in 2007 and ran for 132 performances, earning praise from The New York Times for its “insightful” portrayal of the A.A. story. While the lives of Bill W. and Dr. Bob

year’s season even before Sacks approached Schwartz, but it had been voted down. “There’s this huge population of people that are in recovery,” acknowledges Schwartz, “but we ultimately didn’t find it suitable for our season.” The wheel was in motion, so Sacks and Schwartz then contacted longtime mutual friend and creative collaborator Beth Harvey about combining their talents and finding a proper venue. Harvey, director of the Wilson Center on FSCJ’s South Campus,

“There’s this huge population of people that are in recovery,” acknowledges Joe Schwartz, executive director of Players By The Sea. had been chronicled in the award-winning 1989 film, “My Name is Bill W.” with James Woods and James Garner, this is the first time their story has been rendered for the stage. Gateway Community Services, Players By The Sea and FSCJ’s Wilson Center for the Performing Arts are working together to present the story, donating their time and services to present the play, an interesting overlap of the local performing arts, and treatment and rehabilitative services. Locally, Gateway Community Services is known for its residential treatment centers for addiction, mental health services and introducing many to their first recovery meetings. Attorney David Sacks is a member of Gateway’s Board of Directors and originated the idea of producing this play locally. Sacks and his family are very much involved in local community theater. That passion has led to longtime professional and personal relationships with two key players in local theater, Joe Schwartz and Beth Harvey. Schwartz is the executive director of Players By The Sea. As it turns out, PBTS had considered mounting the play as part of last

says, “I love doing collaborative projects like this, with community theater, academia and community services.” Having secured the Wilson Center’s 150-seat Studio Theater, the trio then needed a cast and director. Director Devlin Mann has enjoyed a career as an educator as well as actor, appearing in everything from Shakespearean productions to a recurring role on the hit NBC sitcom, “Suddenly Susan.” His Backlight Theatre Company is behind the locally produced sitcom, “In the Pits,” which airs on the CW17 network. Mann also has roots in both the local thespian and treatment services scenes. Mann’s father, Tim Mann, was also on Gateway’s board of directors. In keeping with the traditional format of most 12-Step meetings, the play is performed “in the round,” the audience seated in a circle. And the Northeast Florida production boasts an impressive cast of local thespians, inducing Bill Ratliff, Seth Langner, Staci Cobb, Valerie Anthony, Joshua Taylor and Kasi Walters — no anonymity required.  Dan Brown

Public Image Limited: Tom Pennington’s poster for the community arts project “Thrilla in Manila.”

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very era of history has produced a different art movement and style. Beginning in the early 19th Century, advances in printmaking allowed artists almost instant benefits, exposing their work to a greater audience while issuing large print runs that still offered quality control. The advent of innovative marketing techniques and movements began in the 20th Century, like Pop Art blurring and even merging the boundaries between radical design and pure commerce. For better or worse, today’s recognized and even coveted imagery seems to celebrate all things impersonal. Company logos used to exalt popular products have become the cave drawings of an agitated clan that gores on digital “feeds.” A few centuries from now, when scavenger aliens are digging through the wreckage of our gutted planet, they’ll be puzzled by our practice of slapping Apple© stickers on every available flat surface. Jacksonville native and Murray Hill resident Tom Pennington has somehow avoided this rampant integrity-eating infection. His antidote seems to be simply developing a sense of direction that’s guided more by principle of vision rather than any instant, monetary hit. A longtime and much-loved fixture on the Riverside arts scene, 35-year-old Pennington may benefit by being too busy to care about the temperature of trends. Since the early ’90s, Pennington has found success as a ’zine publisher, blogger, silkscreen artist, DJ and owner of a skateboard company, while somehow finding time to raise a 7-year-old daughter with longtime partner and fiancée, Jenny Kalota. A recent endeavor is co-ownership of Riverside’s Versus Gallery (formerly at 1022 Park St., the gallery is moving to a still-undetermined location), a space in 5 Points whose inaugural show featured works by Ronnie Land and Mark George. Pennington is using that template as a springboard to launch his latest creative enterprise, the community art project “Thrilla in Manila.”

Folio Weekly: Describe the process and criteria for “Thrilla in Manila.” Tom Pennington: First off, this project is “open call,” which means if you contribute something to it, you will get in. The item contributed must be small enough to fit into a letter-sized manila envelope. All items must be handmade by the contributor: meaning a painting, print, button, sticker, a band CD, etc. … The idea is to make 50 of the same object so everyone who gets the

magazine gets one of the items. If you can’t make 50 and can only make 10 or 1 that is OK, but only one person will get that item. We also suggest that the contributor sign and number their items. F.W.: What’s the impetus behind the project? T.P.: At the end of 2010, I realized that with the coming of the New Year, I had so many projects going on (including ’zine “The Hum” and the Jaxscene blog) and I was spreading myself thin. I was trying to think of something that I could do and focus solely on. Every month or so, I was having release parties where I was giving away limited-edition screenprints to help promote myself and local businesses. I wanted to do something that involves the community. Creating “Thrilla in Manila” was something I could do that involved all these things. F.W.: Though limited editions are an old model used to create “instant value,” in the DIY/punk ethos, it seemed to have begun as a matter of necessity. What are your thoughts on small press editions? T.P.: I don’t think this idea of limited edition items being more valuable is a new concept. That idea is as old as the beginning of time. It is why gold is so valuable. Back in the punk days, it happened because of the lack of money, but it also helped them sell that item better, by letting people know they only made 150 and it comes in a certain color. I have recently seen major companies like Adidas, Camel cigarettes and Nike — even though they have millions — mimic these independent and underground ways of promotion. F.W.: Can you recall any key moments in your artistic development? T.P.: When I started believing in the power of suggestion. I told myself that I could come up with a good idea without even trying to think of one. So now ideas just come to me. When I skated, I learned that I could land more tricks if I imagined myself riding away before I tried it. So now I don’t start a project if I can’t walk myself though the stages of it being finished.  Submissions for “Thrilla in Manila” may be dropped off or mailed to Versus Gallery, c/o Birdies, 1044 Park St., Jacksonville FL 32204 or dropped off at Anomaly, 1021 Park St. The deadline is Feb. 15. Dan Brown JANUARY 25-30, 2010 | FOLIO WEEKLY | 45

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ART VENTURES GRANTS LEARNING DAY The Community Foundation in Jacksonville holds the workshops “Grants to Agencies for Aging Adults” from 9-9:45 a.m.; “Art Ventures Grants for Small Arts Organizations” from 10-10:45 a.m. and “Art Ventures Grants for Individual Artists” from 11-11:45 a.m. on Jan. 28 at 245 Riverside Ave, Ste. 310, Jacksonville. 224-7204. CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION CASTING CALL Cirque Dreams holds an open casting call for performers, acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, dancers and singers at 11 a.m. on Jan. 29 at Avenues Mall, 10300 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville. The call is limited to the first 100 arrivals. Be prepared for a two minute audition. Vocalists should bring their own CD of background music. The winner performs with the troupe at its Feb. 15 performance at the T-U Center. 632-3373. DULCIMER WORKSHOP AND CONCERT Amelia Arts Academy presents a dulcimer workshop by acclaimed folk musician Anne Lough at 10 a.m. on Jan. 29 at Springer Controls, 96074 Chester Road, Yulee. Lough performs a concert at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Reservations are required for workshop. 277-1225. ANASTASIA ISLAND LIBRARY LECTURES Dr. Susan Parker discusses “The History of Anastasia Island” at 2 p.m. on Jan. 2 and historian-author David Nolan discusses

“Authors Among Us: Our Literary History” at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at 124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach. 209-3730. ROMANCE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE First Coast Romance Writers accept registrations for “Light Up Your Career at the Southern Writers’ Conference” from 8 a.m.5 p.m. on March 12 at Jacksonville Marriott, 4670 Salisbury Road. The event features workshops, a keynote luncheon and critique raffles. Registration before Jan. 31 is $95; $110 for remaining registrants. ABET CHILDREN’S DRAMA WORKSHOPS Instructor Aine Healy-Richardson presents “Story-Makers” from 9:15-10:45 a.m. for grades K-2, and “Drama Dreamers” from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Sun. through March 19 for grades 3-6, at Adele Grage Community Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. The classes cover theatrical basics and culminate with a stage showcase. Each course is $200. 249-7177. CALL TO ARTISTS The second annual Art & About Festival offers space for artists working in various media for its April 30 event held at Town Hall Park, 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park. Rental fees are $35 and $50. Entry deadline is Feb. 28. MUCH ADO ABOUT WOMEN The St. Johns Cultural Council seeks portraits and self-portraits of women in all media for the exhibit “Much Ado About Women — Portraits of Diversity” opening March 6. Submissions and entry fees are accepted from 10-11:30 a.m. on Feb. 26 at Holiday Inn & Suites, 1302 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine. Entries are limited to one piece per artist. An entry fee of $10 offers financial assistance to women high school graduates seeking to further their studies in art. 471-9980. ABET ACTORS WORKSHOP Caryl Butterly teaches the basics of acting and scriptreading every Sun. from 5:30-8:30 p.m. through Feb. 27 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. The eight-week session is $150. 247-5828. Reservations are encouraged. OLDEST CITY SEEKS PLAYWRIGHTS The Veddy Theatre Group seeks original plays for First Coast Playwright’s Festival held on Feb. 19 at Flagler College. Categories are comedy, drama, musical, children’s and historical St. Augustine. Plays may be mailed to Veddy Theatre Group, P.O. Box 860094, St. Augustine FL 32086. The winning playwright receives $100 and a stage reading. Deadline is Jan. 31. 806-2423. POSTER CONTEST The St. Augustine Airshow and Southeast Aero seek submissions for a commemorative poster for 2011 air shows. The winning poster’s creator receives a cash prize. Deadline is Feb. 1. LIFE DRAWING SKETCH GROUP This non-instructional drawing group, which features a live model, meets from 7-10 p.m. every Mon. at St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St. Artists bring their own supplies. The fee is $10. 824-2310. CALL TO ARTISTS The city of Atlantic Beach seeks artists working in all media for its 2011 Arts in the Park. Deadline is Jan. 28. 247-5828. ADULT ART CLASSES Beginning and advanced acrylics, watercolors, photoshop, drawing, oil painting and portrait painting classes are held Mon.-Sat. at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra, 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra. Fees vary. 280-0614. CORSE GALLERY WORKSHOPS Beginning and advanced acrylics, watercolors, oil painting and portrait painting classes are held Mon.-Sat. at Corse Gallery & Atelier, 4144 Herschel St., Jacksonville. Fees vary. 388-8205.

WEST AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE A drumming class is held at 5:30 p.m., an African dance class is held at 6:45 p.m. every Fri. at St. Johns Cultural Arts Center, 370 A1A Beach Blvd. Each class is $10. 315-1862. ARTIST PALETTE CLASSES Beginning and advanced acrylics, watercolors, drawing, oil painting and portrait painting classes are held Tue.-Sat. at Artist Palette, 3821 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Fees vary. 200-8937. THEATRICAL ARTS Classes in theatrical performance including song and dance are held Mon.-Fri. at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Fees vary. 322-7672. THRILLA IN MANILA This community arts project is open to all comers, and asks for 50 identical pieces to be submitted for inclusion in a magazine. Submissions should be dropped off or mailed to Versus Gallery c/o Birdie’s, 1044 Park St. #407, Jacksonville, 32204 or dropped off at Anomaly, 1021 Park St. The deadline is Feb. 15.


JAZZ AT THE BRASSERIE Live jazz is featured at 7 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. at The Brasserie, 1312 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach. 249-5800. JAZZ AT TREE STEAKHOUSE Boril Ivanov Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Thur. and pianist David Gum performs at 7 p.m. every Fri. at The Tree Steakhouse, 11362 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. 262-0006. JAZZ AT GENNARO’S Gennaro’s Ristorante Italiano features live jazz at 7:30 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. at 5472 First Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach. 491-1999. JAZZ AT INDIGO ALLEY Amelia Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble jams at 6:30 p.m.; Frankie’s Jazz Jam is at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25. Guitarist Dan Voll plays from 8-11 p.m. on Jan. 29 at 316 Centre St., Fernandina Beach. 261-7222. JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie features live jazz nightly at 7 p.m. at 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine. 825-0502. THE TORI-V EXPERIENCE Vocalist Victoria Ward, pianist Ezekiel Haynes and saxophonist Tracy Morris perform R&B and jazz standards at 7 p.m. every Tues. at The Brasserie, 1312 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach. 249-5800. GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Musical director Larry O’Brien leads this legendary swing band at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at FSCJ South Campus’s Wilson Center for the Arts, 11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $38.50. 632-3373. SYMPHONIC DANCES The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents this concert featuring works by Barber, Bernstein and Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 and at 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 29 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts’ Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $26-$66. 354-5547. OUTSTANDING YOUNG PIANISTS RECITAL Friday Musicale presents advanced piano students in grades 5-12 at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at 645 Oak St., Jacksonville. 355-7584. TRIO SOLISTI The EMMA Concert Association presents this critically acclaimed trio at 8 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $25; $5 for students. 797-2800. UNITARIAN FOLK CONCERT Folksinger Nora Jane Struthers performs at 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 30 at Unitarian Universalist Church, 7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville. 725-8133.

J.B. SCOTT’S ALL STARS Trumpeter J.B. Scott leads his winning ensemble at 3 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Riverside Presbyterian Church’s Kissling Hall, 849 Park St., Jacksonville. 355-4585. JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS Timothy Snyder directs the 24-voice JU Chamber Singers at 6 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Jacksonville. 346-0373, 387-5691.


DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET Arts & crafts and local produce are offered every Fri. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, downtown. 353-1188. UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT Galleries, antique stores and shops are open from 5-9 p.m. on Jan. 29 in St. Augustine’s San Marco District. 824-3152.


AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378. A display of paintings by The Highwaymen runs through March. The museum’s permanent collection includes artifacts from Nassau County’s Spanish Mission period. BEACHES MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER 413 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-5657. An exhibit of new works by Lyn Nix, Gordon Russell and Bruce Ann Ferguson, “A View from the Atlantic,” is on display through March 1. CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530. Christine Nguyen’s exhibit, “Powers of the Cosmic Dusty Seas,” runs through Feb. 25. CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 356-6857. The “50th Anniversary Community Celebration” happens from 4-9 p.m. on Jan. 25. “The Cummer Legacy” exhibit features paintings that comprised Arthur and Ninah Cummer’s original philanthropic gifts; it runs through May 22. The photographic exhibition “A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era” runs from Jan. 25 through April 24. The exhibition “Art Beyond Sight” is on display through March 6. The class “Drop In Art” allows children ages 4-10 the chance to explore the museum and create their own art every Tues. at 5 p.m.; the fee is $5. “Women of Vision: Art Beyond Sight” runs through March 6. KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM 101 W. First St., Jacksonville, 356-2992. A collection of Sigmund Freud-related manuscripts are on display through April. The latest multimedia works by Adrian Rhodes and Yuwnus Asami are on display through Feb. 24. Open Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. LIGHTNER MUSEUM 75 King St., St. Augustine, 824-2874. Art, decorative arts and large collections of everything from china to seashells are on permanent display. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Open daily. MANDARIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY 11964 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, 268-0784. This museum at Walter Jones Historical Park features a maple leaf exhibit and is home to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Garden. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE 333 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, 366-6911. “The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design” runs through April 3. Family Fun Free Day is held from noon-4 p.m. every Sun. Open Tue.Sun. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, 396-6674. “People of the St. Johns” runs through Jan. 30. The Bryan Gooding Planetarium offers daily programs including children’s features, and weekend Cosmic Concerts. Open daily.

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RITZ THEATRE & LAVILLA MUSEUM 829 N. Davis St., Jacksonville, 632-5555. “Lift Ev’ry Voice in LaVilla,” an exhibit of African-American history in Jacksonville, is on permanent display. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children, students and seniors. Open Tue.-Sun. ST. PHOTIOS GREEK ORTHODOX NATIONAL SHRINE 41 St. George St., St. Augustine, 829-8205. “All Sides of the Parthenon” is displayed through June 30. XIMENEZ-FATIO HOUSE MUSEUM 20 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 829-3575. This former 18th Century boarding house offers tours as well as displays of historical artifacts.


57 TREASURY 144-1 King St., St. Augustine, 827-1707. Latest works by Deborah Reid are on display through Jan. 130 KING STREET FINE ART & WORLD TREASURES 130 King St., St. Augustine, 829-8280. This gallery features works by local and national artists in mediums including photography, stained glass and jewelry. ABSOLUTE AMERICANA ART GALLERY 77 Bridge St., St. Augustine, 824-5545. The gallery displays lithographs and prints by artists like Keith Haring, Ron English and Andy Warhol. ADELE GRAGE CULTURAL CENTER 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-5828. The latest works by painters Richard McGee and Peg Paschal are on display through Feb. 10. THE ADRIAN PICKETT GALLERY The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Ste. 112, Jacksonville, 962-2540. Adrian Pickett’s works in charcoal are displayed. AMELIA SANJON GALLERY 218-A Ash St., Fernandina Beach, 491-8040. Watercolors and acrylics by Sandra Baker-Hinton are featured. ANCHOR BOUTIQUE 210 Saint George Street, C2, St. Augustine, 808-7078. Heather Gabel’s recent work is on display through Jan. ARCHWAY GALLERY & FRAMING 363 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 2, Atlantic Beach, 249-2222. Susan Strock’s paintings display through Jan. THE ART CENTER COOPERATIVE GALLERY 31 W. Adams St., Jacksonville, 355-1757. This artist-run gallery features works by Mary Atwood, Solomon Dixon and Pablo Rivera. ARTIFACTORY GALLERY 1801 N. Myrtle St., Jacksonville, 632-2345. Historic Durkeeville’s gallery space doubles as a game room for chess players. ARTISTREE GALLERY 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 241-0426. William Meyer, Michael Baum, Matthew Winghart, Tonsenia, Rebecca Rogers, Paul Ladnier and Holly Blanton are the featured artists for Jan. ARTIST PALETTE 3821 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 200-8937. The featured artist for Jan. is Barbara Reid. AVONDALE ARTWORKS 3568 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 384-8797. Works by MacTruque, Brian Gray, Ben’h Usry and Beth Haizlip are displayed through Jan. BEE GALLERY AND STUDIO The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Ste. 108, (727) 207-3013. Skateboard artist Marc Cody is the featured artist for Jan. BIGBABYHEAD GALLERY 2730 College St., Ste. 114, Jacksonville, (323) 447-9261. This artist-run gallery features works by Brett Waller. BLU AT 5 POINTS 820 Post St., Jacksonville, 353-4411. Paintings and jewelry by Wyanne are on display through Jan. BROADFOOT GALLERY 420 Third St. S., Jacksonville Beach, 242-8800. “Morphos: Form and Change,” featuring multimedia works by Tony Middleton and Ben Broadfoot, runs through Jan. BURRO BAGS 228 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, 677-2977. This gallery and boutique offers messenger bags and other apparel with original artwork by Jason Harms, Crystal Floyd, Shaun Thurston, Ian Chase, Mark George and Tom Pennington. BUTTERFIELD GARAGE ART GALLERY, BUTTERFIELD GARAGE TOO 137/137-C King St., St. Augustine, 825-4577, 829-0078. “Weatherscapes,” an exhibit of Susanna RichterHelman’s light boxes, is on display through Jan. 31. Open daily except Tue. CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER 4144 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 388-8205. New works by Romel de la Torre are on display through Jan. DRAPER STUDIO AND GALLERY 1508 King St., Jacksonville, 655-4551. Product Oriented Works features local artists’ works. ELEMENTAL GALLERY The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Ste. 110, 307-1885. Works by Helen Cowart and Donna Grasso are on display through Jan. FIRST STREET GALLERY 216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928. This gallery features contemporary arts and crafts by more than 100 local, regional and national artists. GALLERY 1037 Located at Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 398-3161. Works by artists from the Jacksonville Consortium of African-American Artists are on display through Feb. 28. HASKELL GALLERY JIA, 14201 Pecan Park Road, 741-3546.

Works by Annelies Dykgraaf are on display through March. ISLAND ARTS ASSOCIATION 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7020. This gallery features juried shows focusing on Nassau County artists. JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville, 256-7371. The “Faculty Bi-Annual Exhibition” runs through Feb. 16. JU Faculty present their most recent works during a discussion at noon on Jan. 25 at the Brest Gallery. JANE GRAY GALLERY 2547 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 762-8826. Heather Blanton, Christie Holechek and Madeline Peck exhibit works through Jan. JAXPORT GALLERY 2831 Talleyrand Ave., Jacksonville, 357-3000. Works by Adrian Pickett and Aiku Eccleston are on display through Jan. 31. KENT CAMPUS GALLERY Rm. E112a, FSCJ, 3939 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, 381-3674. This campus gallery features works by students and alumni as well as national and local artists. NORTH CAMPUS GALLERY FSCJ North Campus, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville, 632-3310. Allison Watson’s exhibit, “Florida Landscapes” is on display through Feb. 8. NULLSPACE 108 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, 716-4202. Jenny K. Hager’s “Fieldwork: Scyphozoa” is on display through Feb. 18. P.A.ST.A. GALLERY 214 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 824-0251. The latest works by oil painter Pat Hitchcock are on display through Jan. R. ROBERTS GALLERY 3606 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 388-1188. Works by Broche are on display through Jan. ROTUNDA GALLERY St. Johns County Admin. Bldg., 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, 471-9980. The opening reception for the exhibit “Friends and Family” is held at 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 1. The show features photography by James Quine, Joseph and Theresa Segal, Kenneth M. Barret, Jr. and Walter, Karen and Brennan Coker. The reception features live music. SIMPLE GESTURES GALLERY 4 E. White St., St. Augustine, 827-9997. Painter Matt Foote is the featured artist for Jan. SOUTH GALLERY FSCJ’s South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 646-2023. An exhibit of sculptor Patrick Toups’ latest work, “Postmodern Decay” is on display through Feb. 4 SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY 100 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, 553-6361. Pam Zambetti is the featured artist for Jan. ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310. The juried show “Spectrum” is on display through Jan. STELLERS GALLERY AT PONTE VEDRA 240 A1A N., Ste. 13, Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-6065. Wendy McArthur is the featured artist for Jan. STUDIO 121 121 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, 292-9303. This studio features works by Doug Eng, Tony Wood, Paul Ladnier, Robert Leedy, Mary St. Germain, Joyce Gabiou and Terese Muller through Jan. TAC II 229 N. Hogan St., Jacksonville, 355-1757. The featured artist through Jan. is Susan Sapinski. W.B. TATTER STUDIO GALLERY 76 A San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, 823-9263. A reception for works by Claudia Dunaway Richards and John Richards is held from 5-9 p.m. on Jan. 29. UNDERBELLY 1021 Park St., Jacksonville, 354-7002. Live music and Bingo are offered every Thur. at 9 p.m. with Infintesmal Records Night. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA Carpenter Library, Bldg. 12, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, 620-1000. Photographer Jeff Sheng’s exhibit, “Fearless,” is on display through Feb. 25. VAULT 121 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, 525-3368. “Polarities: new photographs by Billy Buck and Andrew Green” runs through March 2. By appointment only.

ARTS & EATS CAFÉ 331 331 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, 354-1999. James Hance’s work is displayed. CORK & KEG WINE BAR 108 Bartram Oaks Walk, Jacksonville, 287-4310. New oil paintings by Laura D’Agnillo are displayed. JACK & DIANE’S CAFE & WINE STORE 708 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 321-1444. An exclusive collection of photography by award-winning Florida wildlife photographer Jon Sund is on display. NORTHSTAR SUBSTATION 119 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, 860-5451. This popular sandwich shop features works by local artists. THREE LAYERS COFFEE HOUSE 1602 Walnut St., Jacksonville, 355-9791. This popular Springfield coffee shop displays works by local artists. ZHANRAS 108 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 823-3367. This art-themed restaurant features displays of works by local artists, in rotation.  For a complete list of galleries, log on to To list your event, send time, date, location (street address, city), admission price and contact number to print to Dan Brown, 9456 Philips Hwy., Ste. 11, Jacksonville FL 32256 or email JPEGs must be at least 3’x5’, 300 dpi to be considered for publication.

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A NIGHT IN THE CARIBBEAN This Betty Griffin House fundraising gala is held from 6-11 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. Dress is tropicalcasual. Tickets are $75. Proceeds benefit Betty Griffin House, now in its 21st year of providing services to victims of domestic violence and working to eliminate domestic violence. For reservations, call 808-8544. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BENEFIT The National Multiple Sclerosis Society North Florida Chapter presents the Cocktails at Culhanes fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Culhane’s Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Admission is $10. Proceeds benefit research for a cure for MS. EMOTIONAL SOBRIETY Author Shais Taub, the Recovery Rabbi, discusses addiction and recovery from 6:45-7:40 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Chabad @ the Beaches, 521 A1A S., Ponte Vedra Beach. A second discussion for health-care providers is held from 8-9 p.m. Admission is $18; free for health-care providers. 543-9301. RESTAURANT WEEK This event is held through Jan. 30 at 23 restaurants throughout Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. A fixed menu (priced at either $19 or $29 per person) that includes three courses and a beverage. 52 AT THE ZOO From now through Feb. 28, when the temperature is predicted to be no higher than 52 degrees, admission is half-off (with a coupon from at The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville. Details at GIANTS BASKETBALL The Jacksonville Giants take on the Heartland Prowl at 5 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., downtown. Tickets start at $4 (with a season pass). 355-6531. COSMIC CONCERTS Concerts include The Beatles at 5, Laser Retro at 6 p.m., Laser X Alternative at 7 p.m. and Metallica at 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. Each concert is $5 per person. 396-6674 ext. 240.

6:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Clay County Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island. Advantages and incentives when green building and remodeling your home, including tax credits and stimulus funds are featured. 278-3720. FOSTER PARENT TRAINING Family Support Services of North Florida offers free foster parent training for current and prospective foster parents in Duval, Clay and Nassau counties from 10 a.m.-noon on Jan. 29 at the Department of Children and Families, Roberts Building Auditorium, 5920 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville. Alice Conte, program manager for child trauma at Gateway Community Services, discusses trauma-informed care. Lisa Steely, attorney for Child Legal Services at DCF, presents an overview of the legal processes involving foster children. Daycare is provided. 421-5864. SENIORS AFTER DARK ZOO ADVENTURES Folks age 55 and older explore animal conservation and “Bird Rehabilitation and Care,” from 6-10 p.m. on Jan. 26 at The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville. 757-4463. SELF-DIRECTED CARE CELEBRATION Cathedral Foundation holds its inaugural self-directed care celebration luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Crowne Plaza Riverfront, 1201 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville. The SDC program aims to promote selfdetermination, recovery and community inclusion for those diagnosed with severe mental illness who rely on public funds for service. 807-1320. FREE TAX PREP HELP For the fourth consecutive year, Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry offers free income tax preparation services to families at the Beaches, from 1-4 p.m. every Fri. and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sat. starting Feb. 4 at 850 Sixth Ave. S., Jax Beach. Starting on Jan. 31, clients may call for appointments at 241-2326 ext. 1. COOKING CLASSES The nonprofit Sustainable Springfield offers a gift package of 2011’s Cooking in Season classes; proceeds benefit Springfield’s community orchards. UMPIRES NEEDED Training starts soon for baseball and softball umpires in Northeast Florida. Call 726-0125.




MAGNET OPEN HOUSE Duval County Public Schools present this district-wide open house at all area magnet schools from 9-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. on Jan. 27. For locations, call 359-0981. GREEN BUILDING & REMODELING Presented by North Florida Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council in cooperation with the Clay County Public Library, this free discussion is held from

TRANSPORTATION STUDY COMMISSION The Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Study Commission meets from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Jan. 26 at St. Johns County Airport Authority’s conference room, meeting room B, 4730 Casa Cola Way, St. Augustine. The commission addresses and provides solutions to transportation challenges. 630-3185. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD The city of Jacksonville Steering Committee meets at 2

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p.m. on Jan. 31 in Ste. 305, Godbold Bldg., 407 N. Laura St., Jacksonville. 255-7100. JACKSONVILLE JOURNEY The oversight committee meets at 4 p.m. on Feb. 17, March 17, April 21 and May 19 in Eighth Floor Conference Room 851, Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Jacksonville. 630-1273. JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL & PUBLIC MEETINGS The City Council Chair & Agenda Meeting is held at 4 p.m. on Jan. 25 at City Hall, 117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor, downtown. 630-1377. The Council meets at 5 p.m. The Downtown Development Review Board Meeting is held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Police & Fire Pension Fund Building, 1 W. Adams St., Ste. 200, downtown, 630-1979, A Public Meeting for McCoys Creek Drainage Projects is held from 6-7 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Pinedale Elementary, 4229 Edison Ave., Jacksonville. Area residents and property owners review and discuss the designs for the McCoys Creek Pond “C” (Hollybrook Park) and Burke Street ponds. There will not be a formal presentation. 255-8745. The Better Jacksonville Plan Finance and Project Administration committees gather at 9 a.m. on Jan. 28 at the Public Works Director’s Office, 10th Floor, 214 N. Hogan St., Jacksonville; The Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board Meeting is held at 5 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the Eighth Floor Conference Room 851, Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Jacksonville. 255-8931. A public meeting regarding the Hamilton/Jersey Drainage Project is held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Bayview Elementary, 3257 Lake Shore Blvd., Jacksonville. 255-8745.

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ANASTASIA ISLAND LIBRARY for Rep kids is offered Checked Balloon by making Sales rl_ from 2:30-4 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. Little Tykes Movie “Chill Out Scooby Doo” is screened at 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 28. Family Movie features “Nanny McPhee Returns” at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. 209-3730. ONE TO GROW ON PARTY The One to Grow On Birthday Party and Ultra Marathon are held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 29 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, downtown, honoring Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Live music, kids’ activities and a one-mile fun run are featured. The Run 5 to Keep Kids Alive and the 55-mile ultra-marathon, featuring three elite athletes, start at 2 p.m. Admission is free. To donate to light a candle, go to LUNCH BOX SERIES St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and Limelight Theatre launch a new educational series for school groups and homeschoolers, with “100 Years of Twain” at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 25 at the theater, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. A Q&A follows the production. Tickets for all Lunch Box Shows are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For information, reservations or group rates, call 825-1164. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY The Museum offers exhibits and programs for all ages

The Greatest Rapper Alive Entrepreneur Challenge & Workshop, for ages 14-18, is held every Sat. through Feb. 26, from 1:15-4:45 p.m. at City Kidz Event Center, 1303-113 N. Main St., Jacksonville. 318-8128, 598-5115.

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at 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. Admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for military and senior citizens, $9 for children 3-12, and free for children 2 and under and members. 396-6674. KIDS HIP-HOP CONTEST The Greatest Rapper Alive Entrepreneur Challenge & Workshop, for ages 14-18, is held from 1:15-4:45 p.m. every Sat. through Feb. 26, at City Kidz Event Center, 1303-113 N. Main St., Jacksonville. 318-8128, 598-5115.

BOOKS & WRITING ERNIE WEISS The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Library present Weiss, who escaped from the Nazis, at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra. Weiss discusses his memoir, “Out of Vienna: Eight Years of Flight.” Admission is free. ANASTASIA ISLAND LIBRARY Dr. Susan Parker, Director of the St. Augustine Historical Society, discusses “The History of Anastasia Island” at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. “Cross Creek,” starring Academy Award-winner Mary Steenburgen and Peter Coyote, is screened at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 25. Admission is free. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Local Historian and Author David Nolan discusses “Authors Among Us: Our Literary History,” at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29. 209-3730.

COMEDY COMEDY ZONE Comedian-turned-actor Eddie Griffin appears on Jan. 27, 28 and 29 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, in the Ramada Inn, Jacksonville. Tickets are $30 and $35. 292-4242. JACKIE KNIGHT’S COMEDY CLUB Tim Kidd and Jamie Morgan appear on Jan. 28 and 29 at Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club, 3009 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine (U.S. 1 & S.R. 16). 461-8843. COMEDY SUNDAYS Brian Foley hosts comedy at 7 p.m. every Sun. at Three Layers Coffee House, 1602 Walnut St., Jacksonville. 355-9791.



A Sound Beating: The inaugural Fight for the Veterans, featuring more than 15 amateur MMA kickboxing and boxing matches, kicks off on Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Morocco Shrine Auditorium, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Jacksonville. Proceeds benefit disabled combat veterans. Tickets range from $20-$49. 644-7999.

KIRK RANKLIN May 21, Veterans Memorial Arena BILL MAHER May 27, The Florida Theatre

NATURE & OUTDOORS TALBOT CRITTERS A park ranger discusses the many common species that inhabit the natural communities of the undeveloped barrier islands of northeast Florida at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Pavilion One, Little Talbot Island State Park, 12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville. The program is free with regular park admission. 251-2320. ROWING The Jacksonville Rowing Club offers adult sweep classes in Jan.; eight sessions on Sat. and Sun. mornings. No experience or equipment is necessary. Adult memberships and youth programs are also available. 304-8500.

BUSINESS UNF COGGIN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Fast Pitch Speed Networking is held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jan. 26 at university of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business, Career Management Center, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. The UNF Employer Showcase is held from noon-4 p.m. on Jan. 27. The career fair enables students and employers to network. Call for fees. 620-2067. JAMA BREAKFAST Jacksonville American Marketing Association presents Ben Weitz, Senior Manager of Global Franchise Development and Marketing for Disney Consumer Products, from 7:30-9 a.m. on Jan. 27 at Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1300 Airport Road, Jacksonville. Weitz discusses Disney marketing strategies. To register, go to SMALL BUSINESS EXPO TOUR The event includes lenders, franchisors, Simon Property representatives and small business resource partners as well as workshops, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Orange Park Mall, at JC Penney Court, 1910 Wells Road, Orange Park. Small business counselors are on hand to provide tools, financing advice and general education to assist prospective business owners. Admission is free. 443-1933. Registration is recommended for workshops; go to CHAMBER LUNCHEON The Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach/Yulee Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Luncheon is held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jan. 25 at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach, 4700 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island. John Haley, senior vice president for business development for the Cornerstone Regional Development Partnership, and Steve Rieck, executive director of the Nassau County Economic Development Board, are the featured speakers. Admission is $18 for members, $25 for

nonmembers. Reservations are required; call 261-3248. SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS MEN’S CLUB The boom in coupon use is discussed at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. 396-5559. WORKSOURCE SERVICES Worksource Mobile Access Points offers free job-seeker services at Webb Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd St., every Tue. at 10:30 a.m. and every Fri. at 1:30 p.m.; Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd. every Thur. at 10:30 a.m.; and Harris Community Center, 4100 E. Harris St., Hastings on Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. 994-7924.

CLASSES & GROUPS THE LEARNING COMMUNITY The Learning Community of North Florida offers a Pharmacy Technician Program from 6-9 p.m. every Tue. and Thur. through March 1 at 626 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach. Cooking with Spirits is held from 2-4 p.m. on Jan. 30. Basic Knife Skills, a simple hands-on knife skills class, is held from noon-1:30 p.m. on Jan. 30. A sculpture class is held at 4 p.m. on Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22. For additional info, call 430-0120. BELLY DANCE CLASS Free classes are held at 4 p.m. every Sun. at Anais Belly Dance Studio, 10300 Southside Blvd., Avenues Mall. 680-0106. JACKSONVILLE CHESS This group gathers from 1-5 p.m. every Sun. in the Sears area Food Court at Avenues Mall, 10300 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission is free. You may bring a chess set, board and clock. All levels. 731-8496 ext. 210. DANCE TRANCE New beginners PACE classes are offered at Dance Trance Studio, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 246-4600. FREE YOGA CLASS Free classes are held at 5:45 p.m. every Tue. at The Elements, 12795 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin. 619-1587. IMPROV COMMUNICATION CLASSES Four-week programs of Improv Communication Classes for adults are held from 7-8:30 p.m., starting on the first Wed. of the month at The Improv Effect, 1738 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park. 401-9485. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Do you have a drug problem? Maybe they can help. 358-6262, 723-5683.,  To list an event, send time, date, location (street address, city), admission price and contact number to events@ or click the link in our Happenings section at

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restaurant offers authentic Mexican cuisine. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 2128 Sadler Rd. 272-2011. $$ PLAE In Spa & Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, the cozy venue offers an innovative and PLAEful dining experience. D, nightly. 277-2132. $$$ SALT, THE GRILL Best of Jax 2010 winner. Elegant dining featuring local seafood and produce, served in a contemporary coastal setting. FB. D, Tue.-Sat. 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy., The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. 491-6746. $$$$ SANDOLLAR RESTAURANT & MARINA F Dine inside or on the deck. Snow crab legs, fresh fish, shellfish dishes. FB. L & D, daily. 9716 Heckscher Dr., Ft. George Island. 251-2449. $$ SLIDERS SEASIDE GRILL F Oceanfront dining; local seafood, shrimp, crab cakes, outdoor beachfront tiki & raw bar, covered deck and kids’ playground. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. 277-6652. $$ THE SURF F Dine inside or on large oceanview deck. Steaks, fresh fish, shrimp and nightly specials. Late-night menu. FB. L & D, daily. 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. 261-5711. $$ T-RAY’S BURGER STATION F A favorite local spot; Best of Jax 2010 winner. Grilled or blackened fish sandwiches, homemade burgers. BW, TO. B & L, Mon.-Sat. 202 S. Eighth St. 261-6310. $ 29 SOUTH EATS F Part of historic Fernandina Beach’s downtown scene. Award-winning Chef Scotty serves traditional world cuisine with a modern twist. L, Tue.-Sat.; D, Mon.-Sat.; Sun. brunch. 29 S. Third St. 277-7919. $$


DE REAL TING CAFE See Downtown. 6850 Arlington Expwy. 446-9777. $ EAST COAST BUFFET F A 160+ item Chinese, Japanese, American and Italian buffet. Dine in, take out. FB. L & D, Mon.Sat.; Sun. brunch. 9569 Regency Sq. Blvd. N. 726-9888. $$ GENE’S SEAFOOD F Serving fresh Mayport shrimp, fish, oysters, scallops, gator tail, steaks and combos. L & D, daily. 6132 Merrill Rd. 744-2333. $$ LA NOPALERA Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Intracoastal. 8818 Atlantic Blvd. 720-0106. ORANGE TREE HOT DOGS F Orange Tree serves hot dogs with slaw, chili cheese or sauerkraut, as well as personal size pizzas. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 9501 Arlington Expwy., Regency Square. 721-3595. (For locations, visit $ PITA EXPRESS Philly, chicken fajita, falafel, chicken Caesar salad and eggplant parmigiana pitas, plus omelets and pancakes. CM. B, L & D, daily. 2754 Trollie Lane. 674-2637. $ REGENCY ALE HOUSE & RAW BAR F Generous portions and friendly service in a nautical atmosphere. Fresh fish, specialty pastas, fresh oysters and clams. BW. L & D, daily. 9541 Regency Square Blvd. S. 720-0551. $$ TREY’S DELI & GRILL F Fresh food served in a relaxed atmosphere. Burgers, Trey’s Reuben, deli sandwiches, pork, steaks, seafood, pies. Prime rib specials every Fri. night. CM, BW. L & D, Mon.-Fri. 2044 Rogero Rd. 744-3690. $$


BEETHOVEN’S BAGEL BISTRO All-day breakfast menu with French toast and bagels. Lunch is deli fare, wraps, Reubens, paninis; dinner offers paella, chicken & dumplings. CM, BYOB. B, L & D, Wed.-Sat.; B & L, Sun. & Sat. 5917 Roosevelt Blvd. 771-6606. $$ BISCOTTIS F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Mozzarella bruschetta, Avondale pizza, sandwiches, espresso, cappuccino. Revolving daily specials. B, Tue.-Sun.; L & D, daily. 3556 St. Johns Ave. 387-2060. $$$ THE BLUE FISH RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR Fresh seafood, steaks and more are served in a casual atmosphere. Halfportions are available. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 3551 St. Johns Ave., Shoppes of Avondale. 387-0700. $$$ BRICK RESTAURANT F Creative all-American fare like tuna tartare, seaweed salad and Kobe burger. Outside dining. FB. L & D, daily. 3585 St. Johns Ave. 387-0606. $$$ THE CASBAH F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Middle Eastern cuisine is served in a friendly atmosphere. BW. L & D, daily. 3628 St. Johns Ave. 981-9966. $$ ESPETO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE F Gauchos carve the meat onto your plate from serving tables. FB. D, Tue.-Sun., closed Mon. 4000 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 40. 388-4884 $$$ THE FOX RESTAURANT F Best of Jax 2010 winner. The Fox has been a Jacksonville landmark for 50-plus years. Ian and Mary Chase serve classic diner-style fare, featuring homemade desserts. B & L daily. 3580 St. Johns Ave. 387-2669. $ ORSAY Best of Jax 2010 winner. The French/American bistro focuses on craftsmanship and service. FB. D, Tues.-Sat. 3630 Park St. 381-0909. $$$ RUAN THAI The elegant Avondale restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine, including curries and pad dishes. CM, FB. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 3951 St. Johns Ave. 384-6665. $$$ TOM & BETTY’S F A Jacksonville tradition for more than 30 years, Tom & Betty’s serves hefty sandwiches with classic car themes, along with homemade-style dishes. CM, FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 4409 Roosevelt Blvd. 387-3311. $$ ’town Owner Meghan Purcell and Executive Chef Scott Ostrander bring the farm-to-table concept to Northeast Florida with their new Avondale restaurant, offering American fare with an emphasis on sustainability. BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 3611 St. Johns Ave. 345-2596. $$

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AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 8060 Philips Hwy. 731-4300. $ BROADWAY RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA F Family-owned-andoperated New York-style pizzeria serves hand-tossed, brickoven-baked pizza, and traditional Italian dinners, wings, subs. Dine-in or delivered. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 10920 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 3. 519-8000. $$ BOWL OF PHO This restaurant offers traditional Vietnamese noodle soup and authentic favorites like spring rolls, shrimp wraps and egg rolls. Big portions and a laid-back atmosphere. 9902 Old Baymeadows Rd. 646-4455. $$ CHA-CHA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT Owner Celso Alvarado offers authentic Mexican fare with 26 combo dinners and specialty dishes including chalupas, enchiladas and burritos. FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 9551 Baymeadows Rd. 737-9903. $$ CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F Chicago-style deepdish pizzas, hot dogs, Italian beef dishes from the Comastro family, serving authentic Windy City favorites for 25+ years. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 8206 Philips Hwy. 731-9797. $$$ DEERWOOD DELI & DINER F The ’50s-style diner serves malts, shakes, Reubens, Cubans, burgers, and traditional breakfast items. CM. B & L, daily. 9934 Old Baymeadows Rd. 641-4877. $$ THE FIFTH ELEMENT F The first four elements are earth, water, air and fire — but here they prepare authentic Indian, South Indian and Indochinese dishes with artistic flair. Lunch buffet includes lamb, goat, chicken, tandoori and biryani items. CM. L & D, daily. 9485 Baymeadows Rd. 448-8265. $$ GATOR’S DOCKSIDE F See Orange Park. 8650 Baymeadows Rd. 448-0500. $$ INDIA RESTAURANT F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Extensive menu of entrées, clay-oven grilled Tandoori specialties and chicken tandoor, fish, seafood and korma. L, Mon.-Sat., D, daily. 9802 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 8. 620-0777. $$ LARRY’S GIANT SUBS F With locations all over Northeast Florida, Larry’s piles subs up with fresh fixins and serves ’em fast. Some Larry’s Subs offer B & W and/or serve breakfast. CM. L & D, daily. 3928 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 9 (Goodby’s Creek), 737-7740; 8616 Baymeadows Rd. 739-2498. $ LEMONGRASS F Upscale Thai cuisine in a metropolitan atmosphere. Chef Aphayasane’s innovative creations include roast duckling and fried snapper. BW. R. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, Mon.Sat. 9846 Old Baymeadows Rd. 645-9911. $$ MANDALOUN MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE F This Lebanese restaurant offers authentic Mediterranean cuisine: lahm meshwe, kafta khoshkhas and baked filet of red snapper. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 9862 Old Baymeadows Rd. 646-1881. $$ MAYURI INDIAN CUISINE F Traditional Indian items include tandoori specials, South Indian, Indo-Chinese, vegetarian, biryani and thali style dishes. BW. L & D. 9551 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 10. 448-5999. $$ NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS MARKET F Best of Jax 2010 winner. The organic supermarket offers a full deli and a hot bar with fresh soups, quesadillas, rotisserie chicken and vegan sushi, as well as a fresh juice and smoothie bar. 11030 Baymeadows Rd. 260-2791. $ OMAHA STEAKHOUSE Center-cut beef, fresh seafood and sandwiches served in an English tavern atmosphere. The signature dish is a 16-ounce bone-in ribeye. Desserts include crème brûlée. FB. L & D, daily. 9300 Baymeadows Rd., Embassy Suites Hotel. 739-6633. $$ PATTAYA THAI GRILLE F Serving traditional Thai and vegetarian items and a 40-plus item vegetarian menu in a contemporary atmosphere. B/W. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 9551 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 1. 646-9506. $$

PIZZA PALACE F See San Marco. 3928 Baymeadows Rd. 527-8649. $$ STICKY FINGERS F See Beaches. 8129 Point Meadows Way. 493-7427. $$ TIMES GRILL F See Fleming Island. 10915 Baymeadows Rd. 674-2606. $$


(In Jax Beach unless otherwise noted.) A LA CARTE Authentic New England fare like Maine lobster rolls, Ipswich clams, crab cake sandwich, fried shrimp basket, clam chowder. Outside deck. TO. L, Mon., Tue., Sat. & Sun. 331 First Ave. N. 241-2005. $$ AL’S PIZZA F Serving hand-tossed gourmet pizzas, calzones and Italian entrees for more than 21 years. Voted Best Pizza by Folio Weekly readers from 1996-2010. BW. L & D, daily. 303 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 249-0002. $ ANGIE’S SUBS F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Subs are made-toorder fresh. Serious casual. Wicked good iced tea. 1436 Beach Blvd. 246-2519. $ ATOMIC FLYING FISH SEAFOOD TACO GRILL F Beach-casual with Cali-style fish, steak, blackened gator tacos and sides. L & D, daily. 309 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach. 372-0882. $$ BEACH BUDS CHICKEN F This cozy, family-owned place serves marinated fried or baked chicken: family meals (kids like Peruvian nuggets), giant tenders, in box lunches and as Mini-Me sandwiches, along with gizzards, livers, 15 sides and fried or blackened shrimp, fish, conch fritters, deviled crabs. TO. L & D, daily. 1289 Penman Road. 247-2828. $ BEACHSIDE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & MARKET F The full fresh seafood market serves seafood baskets, fish tacos, oyster baskets and Philly cheesesteaks. Dine indoors or outside. Beach delivery. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 120 S. Third St. 444-8862. $$ BONGIORNO’S PHILLY STEAK SHOP F South Philly’s Bongiorno family imports Amoroso rolls for Real Deal cheese-steak, Original Gobbler, clubs, wraps, burgers and dogs. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 2294 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach. 246-3278. $$ BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q F Baby back ribs, fried corn, sweet potatoes. BW. L & D, daily. 1307 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach. 270-2666. 1266 S. Third St. 249-8704. $ THE BRASSERIE & BAR This new French/European-style bistro and bar offers coq au vin, French onion soup, fritto misto, Moroccan-style lamb shank. FB. D, Tue.-Sun. 1312 Beach Blvd. 249-5800. $$$ BUDDHA’S BELLY Authentic Thai dishes made with fresh ingredients using tried-and-true recipes. FB, TO. L & D, daily. 301 10th Ave. N. 712-4444. $$ BUKKETS BAHA F Oysters, wings, shrimp and burgers served inside or in the open-air boardwalk dining area. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 222 N. Oceanfront. 246-3234. $$ BURRITO CANTINA This hole-in-the-wall serves big burritos and big beers. TO. L & D, daily. 22 Seminole Rd., Atlantic Beach. 246-2000. $ CAMPECHE BAY CANTINA F Homemade-style Mexican items are fajitas, enchiladas and fried ice cream, plus margaritas. FB. D, nightly. 127 First Ave. N. 249-3322. $$ CARIBBEE KEY F Best of Jax 2010 winner. AmerCaribbean cuisine includes seafood, steaks and sandwiches. Open-air deck bar upstairs; outdoor dining downstairs. FB. L & D, daily. 100 N. First St., Neptune Beach. 270-8940. $$ CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F See Baymeadows. 320 N. First St. 270-8565. $$ COFFEE BISTRO F Fresh, locally roasted coffee, loose-leaf teas, baked goods, sandwiches and smoothies. BW. B & L,

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daily. 525 N. Third St., Ste. 105. 853-6500. $ CRAB CAKE FACTORY F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Fresh local seafood and Mayport shrimp are on the award-winning menu, which also includes Chef’s crab cakes, filet Christian and grouper Imperial. There’s an AYCE buffet every Wed. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 1396 Beach Blvd. 249-4776. $$$ CRUISERS GRILL F Best of Jax 2010 winner, serving burgers, sandwiches, nachos, tacos, quesadillas and cheese fries. 319 23rd Ave. S. 270-0356. $ CULHANE’S IRISH PUB F Four Culhane sisters own and operate the authentic Irish pub, featuring Guy Fieri’s (“Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives”) fave items — Guinness stew, lamb sliders and fish pie. L, Fri.-Sun.; D, Tue.-Sun.; weekend brunch. FB, CM. 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 249-9595. $$ DWIGHT’S The Mediterranean-style bistro features fresh local seafood, filet mignon, mixed grill and an extensive wine list. D, Tue.-Sat. 1527 Penman Rd. 241-4496. $$$$ ENGINE 15 BREWING COMPANY F This new Jax Beach restaurant serves gastropub fare like soups, salads, flatbreads and specialty sandwiches, including BarBe-Cuban and beer dip. Daily specials, too. CM, BW. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 1500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 217. 249-2337. $ EUROPEAN STREET See San Marco. 992 Beach Blvd. 249-3001. $ FIONN MACCOOL’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT Casual dining with uptown Irish flair, including fish and chips, Guinness beef stew and black-and-tan brownies. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 333 N. First St. 242-9499. $$ THE FISH COMPANY F Fresh, local seafood is served, including Mayport shrimp, fish baskets, grilled tuna and an oyster bar. L & D, daily. CM, FB. 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 12, Atlantic Beach. 246-0123. $$ HALA SANDWICH SHOP & BAKERY Authentic Middle Eastern favorites include gyros, shwarma, pita bread, made fresh daily. BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 1451 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach. 249-2212. $$ HOT DOG HUT F Best of Jax 2010 winner. All-beef hot dogs, sausages, crab cakes, beer-battered onion rings Sales Rephamburgers, rm and French fries. B. L, daily. 1439 Third St. S. 247-8886. $ ICHIBAN F Three dining areas: teppan or hibachi tables (watch a chef prepare your food), a sushi bar and Westernstyle seating offering tempura and teriyaki. FB, Japanese plum wine. L & D, daily. 675 N. Third St. 247-4688. $$ LYNCH’S IRISH PUB F Best of Jax 2010 winner. The fullservice restaurant offers corned beef and cabbage, Shepherd’s pie and fish-n-chips. 30+ beers on tap. FB. L, Sat. & Sun., D, daily. 514 N. First St. 249-5181. $$ MEZZA LUNA RISTORANTE F A Beaches tradition for 20+ years. Favorites are Szechuan ahi tuna, lasagna Bolognese and wood-fired pizza. Inside or patio. Extensive wine list. CM, FB. D, Mon.-Sat. 110 First St., Neptune Beach. 249-5573. $$$ MIMI’S SPORTS GRILLE East meets West: Every dish is infused with Asian style and ingredients, including lumpia, yaki tori and several kinds of sushi. FB. L & D daily. 1021 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 270-1030. $$ MOJO KITCHEN BBQ PIT & BLUES BAR F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Traditional slow-cooked Southern barbecue served in a blues bar atmosphere. Favorites are pulled pork, Texas brisket and slow-cooked ribs. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 1500 Beach Blvd. 247-6636. $$ MONKEY’S UNCLE TAVERN F For 25 years, Monkey’s has served pub grub, burgers, sandwiches, seafood and wings. Dine inside or out on the patio. FB. L & D, daily. 1850 S. Third St. 246-1070. $ NORTH BEACH BISTRO F Casual dining with an elegant touch, like slow-cooked veal osso buco with truffled mushroom risotto; calypso crusted mahi mahi with spiced plantain chips. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 6, Atlantic Beach. 372-4105. $$$ OCEAN 60 Best of Jax 2010 winner. A prix fixe menu is offered. Continental cuisine, with fresh seafood, nightly specials and a changing seasonal menu. Dine in a formal dining room or casual Martini Room. D, Mon.-Sat. 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 247-0060. $$$ PACO’S MEXICAN GRILL Serving Baja-style Mexican cuisine, featuring carne asada, tacos, burritos, fish tacos and shrimp burritos. CM, FB. B, L & D, daily. 333 First St. N. 208-5097. $ PARSONS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT F The family-style restaurant has an outdoor patio and an extensive menu, including the mariner’s platter and the Original Dreamboat. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 904 Sixth Ave. S. 249-0608. $$ PHILLY’S FINEST Authentic Philly-style cheesesteaks are made with imported Amorosa rolls. Hoagies, wings and pizza ... cold beer, too. FB. L & D, daily. 1527 N. Third St. 241-7188. $$ PURE AROMA CAFE Homemade crepes, healthy wraps, Colombian coffees and smoothies, in a laid-back atmosphere. BW. B & L, daily. 1722 N. Third St. 372-4571. $ RAGTIME TAVERN SEAFOOD GRILL F The Beaches landmark serves grilled seafood with a Cajun/Creole accent. Hand-crafted cold beer. FB. L & D, daily. 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 241-7877. $$ SALT LIFE FOOD SHACK F Salt Life offers a wide array of specialty menu items, including the signature tuna poke bowl, fresh rolled sushi, Ensenada tacos and local fried shrimp, served in a casual, trendy open-air space. FB, TO, CM. L & D, daily. 1018 Third St. N. 372-4456. $$ SNEAKERS SPORTS GRILLE F Best of Jax 2010 winner. 111 Beach Blvd. 482-1000. $$

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STICKY FINGERS F Memphis-style rib house specializes in barbecue ribs served several ways. FB. L & D, daily. 363 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 241-RIBS. $$ SUN DOG STEAK & SEAFOOD F Eclectic American fare, art deco décor with an authentic diner feel. FB. L & D, daily; Sun. brunch. 207 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach. 241-8221. $$ TACOLU BAJA MEXICANA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Fresh, Baja-style Mexican fare, with a focus on fish tacos and tequila, as well as fried cheese, bangin’ shrimp and verde chicken tacos. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 1183 Beach Blvd. 249-TACO (8226). $$ THAI ROOM RESTAURANT F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Dine in an intimate setting as Chef Thepsouvanh prepares Thai cuisine like crispy duck or pan-seared Chilean sea bass. BW. L, Mon.-Fri. D, Mon.-Sat. 1286 S. Third St. 249-8444. $$$ THE WINE BAR The casual neighborhood place has a tapas-style menu, fire-baked flatbreads and a wine selection. Tue.-Sun. 320 N. First St. 372-0211. $$


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ADAMS STREET DELI & GRILL F The lunch spot serves wraps, including grilled chicken, and salads, including Greek salad. L, Mon.-Fri. 126 W. Adams St. 475-1400. $$ BURRITO GALLERY & BAR F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Southwest cuisine, traditional American salads. Burritos and more burritos. Onsite art gallery. FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 21 E. Adams St. 598-2922. $ CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F See Baymeadows. The Jacksonville Landing. 354-7747. $$$ CITY HALL PUB On the Trolley route. A sports bar vibe: 16 bigscreen HDTVs. Angus burgers, dogs, sandwiches & sides, AYCE wings buffet, soup-n-salad. FB. Free downtown area lunch delivery. L & D, daily. 234 Randolph Blvd. 356-6750. $$ INDOCHINE Serving Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine in the core of downtown. Signature dishes include favorites like chicken Satay, soft shell crab, and mango and sticky rice for dessert. BW, FB, TO. L, Mon.-Fri., D, Tue.-Sat. 21 E. Adams St. 598-5303. $$ JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE Family-owned-and-operated. Jenkins offers beef, pork, chicken, homemade desserts. L & D, daily. 830 N. Pearl St. 353-6388. $ JULIETTE’S & J-BAR Serving dinner before (or dessert after) a show. Breakfast buffet. J-Bar serves bistro-inspired small plates. FB. Daily. Omni Hotel, 245 W. Water St. 355-6664. $$$ KOJA SUSHI F Sushi, Japanese, Asian and Korean cuisine. Indoor and outdoor dining and bar. FB. L & D, daily. The Jacksonville Landing. 350-9911. $$ THE SKYLINE DINING & CONFERENCE CENTER Weekday lunch includes salad bar, hot meals and a carving station. L, Mon.-Fri.; L, Sun. upon request. FB. 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 3550. 791-9797. $$ ZODIAC GRILL F Newly relocated, and serving Mediterranean cuisine and American favorites, with a popular lunch buffet. BW. B & L, daily. 120 W. Adams St. 354-8283. $


ALL STARS SPORTS BAR & GRILL F This casual sportsthemed bar and restaurant features wings, burgers and tacos, a customer favorite. CM, FB. 2223 C.R. 220. 264-3322. $ GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET F See Riverside. B, L & D, Mon.-Sat.; L, Sun. 1915 East West Pkwy., 541-0009. $ HONEY B’S CAFE Breakfast includes omelets, pancakes, French toast. Lunch offers entrée salads, quiches and buildyour-own burgers. Peanut butter pie is a customer favorite. Tea parties are held every Sat. B & L, daily. 3535 U.S. 17, Ste. 8. 264-7325. $$ LA NOPALERA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Intracoastal. 1571 C.R. 220, Ste. 100. 215-2223. $ MERCURY MOON F Appetizers, sandwiches, desserts. Daily specials. TO, FB. L & D, daily. 2015 C.R. 220. 215-8999. $$ MOJO SMOKEHOUSE F Best of Jax 2010 winner. FB. L & D, daily. 1810 Town Ctr. Blvd. 264-0636. $$ ROCKIN RODZ BAR & GRILLE This place offers fresh fare, like Stratocaster shrimp, Hot Rod gumbo and handmade gourmet Angus burgers, served in a rockin’, upscale casual atmosphere. Dine indoors or out. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 2574 C.R. 220, Stes. 4-7. 276-2000. $$ TIMES GRILL F The Louisiana-based restaurant has big burgers, seafood and old-fashioned malts. Eat a 1-1/2-pound Wall of Fame burger, get your picture on the Wall of Fame. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 1811 Town Center Blvd. 592-4400. $$ WHITEY’S FISH CAMP F This renowned seafood place, family-owned since 1963, specializes in AYCE freshwater catfish. Also steaks, pastas. Outdoor waterfront dining. Come by car, boat or bike. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 2032 C.R. 220. 269-4198. $


AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 14286 Beach Blvd. (at San Pablo Rd.) 223-0991. $ BRUCCI’S PIZZA, PASTA, PANINIS F Brucci’s offers authentic New York-style pizza, Italian pastas and desserts in a family atmosphere. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 36. 223-6913. $ CLIFF’S ROCKIN’ BAR-N-GRILL F Cliff’s features 8-ounce


BLACKSTONE GRILLE The menu blends flavors from a variety of cultures and influences for modern American fusion cuisine, served in a bistro-style setting. FB. L & D, Mon.-Fri., D, Sat.; Sun. brunch. 112 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 102. 287-0766. $$$ BRUCCI’S PIZZA F See Intracoastal. 540 S.R. 13, Ste. 10, Fruit Cove. 287-8317. $$ CHICAGO PIZZA BAKERY & PUB F Transforms from family restaurant to pub serving Chicago-style deep dish pizza. CM, FB. D, Tue.-Fri., L & D, Sat. & Sun. 107 Nature Walk Pkwy., Ste. 101, 230-9700. $$ HAPPY OURS SPORTS GRILLE F Features wings, big salads, burgers, wraps and sandwiches. Sports events on HDTVs. CM, FB. 116 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 101. 683-1964. $ PIZZA PALACE F See San Marco. 116 Bartram Oaks Walk. 230-2171. $ RUSSO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT F Traditional Italian cuisine includes veal, eggplant, seafood, steak. CM. D, Tue.-Sun. 2750 Race Track Rd., Ste. 106, Plantation Plaza. 287-4111. $$


AL’S PIZZA Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 11190 San Jose Blvd. 260-4115. $ AW SHUCKS F This seafood place features an oyster bar, steaks, seafood, chicken wings and pasta. Favorites include ahi tuna, shrimp & grits, oysters Rockefeller, pitas and kabobs. Sweet potato puffs are the signature side item. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 9743 Old St. Augustine Rd. 240-0368. $$ THE BLUE CRAB CRABHOUSE F Maryland-style crabhouse featuring fresh blue crabs, garlic crabs, King, Snow and Dungeness crab legs. FB, CM. D, Tue.-Sat.; L & D, Sun. 3057 Julington Creek Rd. 260-2722. $$ BROOKLYN PIZZA F The traditional pizzeria serves New Yorkstyle pizza, specialty pies, and subs, strombolis and calzones. BW. L & D, daily. 11406 San Jose Blvd. 288-9211. 13820 St. Augustine Rd. 880-0020. $ CASA MARIA F See Springfield. L & D, daily. 14965 Old St. Augustine Rd. 619-8186. $$ CLARK’S FISH CAMP F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Clark’s has steak, ribs, AYCE catfish dinners, 3-pound prime rib. Dine in, out or in a creek-view glass-enclosed room. FB. D, Mon.-Fri.; L & D, Sat. & Sun. 12903 Hood Landing Rd. 268-3474. $$ DON JUAN’S RESTAURANT F Authentic Mexican dishes prepared daily from scratch, served in a casual atmosphere. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 12373 San Jose Blvd. 268-8722. $$ GIGI’S RESTAURANT Breakfast buffet served daily, lunch buffet weekdays. The Comedy Zone (Best of Jax 2010 winner) has an appetizer menu. FB. B, L & D, daily. I-295 & San Jose Blvd. (Ramada Inn). 268-8080. $$ (Fri. & Sat. buffet, $$$) HALA CAFE & BAKERY F See Southside. 9735 Old St. Augustine Rd. 288-8890. $$ KOBE JAPANESE RESTAURANT The fusion-style sushi restaurant offers oyster shooters, kobe beef shabu-shabu, Chilean sea bass and filet mignon. BW & sake. L & D, daily. 11362 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 8. 288-7999. $$ LET’S NOSH F The authentic Jewish deli offers a full breakfast, lunch, brunch and full-service deli counter. Real New York water bagels, bread baked on site and desserts. CM. B & L, daily. 9850 San Jose Blvd. 683-8346. $ MAMA FU’S ASIAN HOUSE MSG-free pan-Asian cuisine prepared to order in woks using fresh ingredients. Authentic Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai dishes. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 11105 San Jose Blvd. 260-1727. $$ MANDARIN ALE HOUSE A laid-back atmosphere with 30-plus beers on tap. FB. L & D, daily. 11112 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 19. 292-0003. $$

NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS MARKET F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Organic supermarket with full deli and salad bar serving wraps, quesadillas, chopped salads, vegetarian dishes. Fresh juice and smoothie bar. Indoor and outdoor seating. Mon.-Sat. 10000 San Jose Blvd. 260-6950. $ WHOLE FOODS MARKET F 100+ prepared items at a fullservice and self-service hot bar, soup bar, dessert bar. Madeto-order Italian specialties from a brick oven pizza hearth. L & D, daily. 10601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 22. 288-1100. $$


GATOR’S DOCKSIDE F For 18-plus years, the sports-themed family restaurant has served wings, ribs, entrees, sandwiches. FB. L & D, daily. 9680 Argyle Forest Blvd. 425-6466. $$ THE HILLTOP CLUB She crab soup, scallops, prime beef, wagyu beef, chicken Florentine and stuffed grouper are featured. Chef Nick’s salmon is a customer favorite. FB. D, Tue.-Sat. 2030 Wells Rd. 272-5959. $$ JOEY MOZARELLAS This Italian restaurant’s specialty is the 24-slice pizza: 18”x26” of fresh ingredients and sauces made daily. CM, TO. L & D, daily. 930 Blanding Blvd. 579-4748. $$ POMPEII COAL-FIRED PIZZA F Pizzas are baked in coal-fired ovens. Popular pizzas include Health Choice and Mozzarella. Coal-fired sandwiches and wings, too. BW. L & D, daily. 2134 Park Ave. 264-6116. $$ THE ROADHOUSE F Burgers, wings, deli sandwiches, popular lunches. FB. L & D, daily. 231 Blanding Blvd. 264-0611. $ THAI GARDEN F Traditional Thai cuisine made with fresh ingredients, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Curry dishes and specialty selections with authentic Thai flavors. BW. L, Mon.Fri.; D, nightly. 10 Blanding Blvd., Ste. A. 272-8434. $$


AL’S PIZZA F Homemade breads, pizza, white pizza, calzones and Italian entrees. Voted Best Pizza in Jax by Folio Weekly readers from 1996-2010. BW. L & D, daily. 635 A1A. 543-1494. $ AQUA GRILL Upscale cuisine offers fresh seafood, Angus steaks, Maine lobster and vegetarian dishes. Outdoor patio seating. FB. L, Mon.-Sat.; D, nightly. 950 Sawgrass Village Dr. 285-3017. $$$ BRUCCI’S PIZZA F Authentic New York-style pizza, Italian pastas, paninis, desserts. Family atmosphere. CM. L & D, daily. 880 A1A, Ste. 8. 280-7677. $$ CAFFE ANDIAMO Traditional Italian cuisine features fresh seafood, veal, homemade pastas and wood-fired pizza prepared in a copper clad oven. An extensive wine list is offered in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Dine indoors or Out on the terrace. L & D, daily. 500 Sawgrass Village. 280-2299. $$$ KARMA This homey place offers favorites from here and abroad, including burgers, wings, pastas, salads and apps, prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Outdoor dining is available. Brunch menu on Sat. & Sun. CM, FB. L, Sat. & Sun.; D, daily. 822 A1A N., Ste. 105. 834-3942. $$ LULU’S WATERFRONT GRILLE F On the Intracoastal Waterway, LuLu’s can be reached by car or by boat. Seafood, steaks and pasta dishes with a sophisticated flair. FB. L & D, daily; Sun. brunch. 301 N. Roscoe Blvd. 285-0139. $$ NINETEEN AT TPC SAWGRASS In Sawgrass’ Tournament Players Club, Nineteen features more than 230 wines and freshly prepared American and Continental cuisine, including local seafood, served inside or al fresco on the verandah. L & D, daily. 110 Championship Way. 273-3235. $$$ PUSSER’S BAR & GRILLE F Freshly prepared Caribbean cuisine, including red snapper Ponte Vedra Jamaican grilled pork ribs and barbecued salmon tower. Tropical rum drinks feature Pusser’s Painkiller. FB. L & D, daily. 816 A1A N., Ste. 100. 280-7766. L, $$; D, $$ RESTAURANT MEDURE Chef Matthew Medure offers his eclectic cuisine featuring local and imported seafood with Southern and Asian influences. F/B. D, Mon.-Sat. 818 A1A N. 543-3797. $$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Best of Jax 2010 winner. See San Marco. 8141 A1A. 285-0014. $$$$ SIMPLE FAIRE F Simple Faire offers breakfast and lunch favorites, featuring Boar’s Head meats and cheeses served on fresh bread. Daily specials. B & L, Mon.-Fri. 3020 Hartley Rd., Ste. 110. 683-2542. $$ 619 OCEAN VIEW Dining with a Mediterranean touch, featuring fresh seafood, steaks and nightly specials. FB, CM. D, Wed.-Sun. 619 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Cabana Beach Club. 285-6198. $$$ URBAN FLATS Ancient world-style flatbread is paired with fresh regional and seasonal ingredients in wraps, flatwiches and entrées, served in a casual, urban atmosphere. An international wine list is offered. FB. L & D, daily. 330 A1A N. 280-5515. $$


AJ’S ON PARK STREET AJ’s is a casual barbecue spot serving smoked St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, smoked brisket, seafood and dishes made with a Latin touch. L & D, Mon.-Fri. 630 Park St. 598-0188. $$ AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Beaches. 1620 Margaret St. 388-8384. $ BAKERY MODERNE F The neighborhood bakery offers classic pastries, artisanal breads, seasonal favorites, all made from

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burgers, wings, steak, seafood, homemade pizza and daily specials. FB. L & D, daily. Smoking permitted. 3033 Monument Rd., Ste. 2, Cobblestone Plaza. 645-5162. $$ ISTANBUL MEDITERRANEAN & ITALIAN CUISINE The varied menu offers European cuisine including lamb, beef and chicken dishes, as well as pizza and wraps. BW. L & D, daily. 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 26. 220-9192. $$ JERRY’S SPORTS GRILLE & STEAKHOUSE F The menu includes wings, hamburgers, Ahi tuna and handcut steaks. CM, FB. Daily. 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 22. 220-6766. $ LA NOPALERA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. The family-ownedand-operated restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine, like tamales, fajitas and pork tacos, in a casual family atmosphere. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 14333 Beach Blvd. 992-1666. $ MILANO’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA Homemade Italian cuisine, including breads, pizzas, calzones and specialty dishes. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 4. 646-9119. $$ TIME OUT SPORTS GRILL F Wings, gourmet pizza, fresh seafood and specialty wraps. FB. D, Mon.-Fri.; L & D, Sat. & Sun. 13799 Beach Blvd., Ste. 5. 223-6999. $$ TIMES GRILL F See Fleming Island. 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 25. 992-7288. $$ TKO’S THAI HUT F The menu offers Thai fusion, curry dishes, chef’s specials, steaks and healthy options. Sushi, too. Hookahs are also available. Dine inside or on the covered patio. FB. L & D, daily. 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 46. 647-7546. $$ ZAITOON MEDITERRANEAN GRILL Traditional Mediterranean family recipes are blended to create Spanish, French, Italian and Middle Eastern inspired dishes. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 13475 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 40, Harbour Village. 221-7066. $$

Buddha’s Belly offers Bangkok Shrimp, Kalua ribs, Vegetable Rainbow and a host of other authentic Thai dishes, near A1A on 10th Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach. scratch, including the popular petit fours and custom cakes. B & L, daily. 869 Stockton St., Ste. 6, Riverside. 389-7117. $ COOL MOOSE F Classic sandwiches, eclectic wraps and desserts. An extensive gourmet coffee menu with Green Mountain coffees and frozen coffee drinks. B & L, daily. Brunch, Sun. 2708 Park St. 381-4242. $ CROSS CREEK F See Springfield. 850 S. Lane Ave. 783-9579. $$ EUROPEAN STREET CAFÉ F See San Marco. 2753 Park St. 384-9999. $ GATOR’S DOCKSIDE F See Orange Park. 6677 103rd St., Westside, 777-6135. $$ GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET F A deli, organic and natural grocery, and juice & smoothie bar offers teas, coffees, gourmet cheeses; natural, organic and raw items. Grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and sides. Craft beers, organic wines. B, L & D, Mon.-Sat.; L, Sun. 2007 Park St. 384-4474. $ HJ’S BAR & GRILL F This grill serves traditional American fare: burgers, sandwiches, wraps and platters of ribs, shrimp and fish. CM, FB. L & D, Sat. & Sun., D, Mon.-Fri. 8540 Argyle Forest Blvd., Ste. 1. 317-2783. $$ HOVAN MEDITERRANEAN GOURMET F Dine inside or on the patio. Mediterranean entrées include lamb, and beef gyros. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 2005-1 Park St. 381-9394. $ JACKSONS GRILL Locally owned spot has an original menu of fried pickle chips, Rockin’ Ranch burgers, gumbo, sandwiches. BW, TO. B, L & D, daily. 1522 King St. 384-8984. $$ JOHNNY’S DELI & GRILL F A Riverside tradition, serving 60+ fresh deli and grill items, including hot sandwiches. L, Mon.-Fri. 474 Riverside Ave. 356-8055. $ MONROE’S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ Smoked meats include wings, pulled pork, brisket, turkey and ribs. Homemade-style sides include green beans, baked beans, red cole slaw, collards. BW, CM. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 4838 Highway Ave., 389-5551. $$ MOON RIVER PIZZA F Best of Jax 2010 winner. See Amelia Island. 1176 Edgewood Ave. S. 389-4442. $ MOSSFIRE GRILL F Southwestern menu with ahi tuna tacos, goat cheese enchiladas and gouda quesadillas. Dine inside or on the patio. FB. L & D, daily. 1537 Margaret St. 355-4434. $$ O’BROTHERS IRISH PUB F Innovative Irish fare and traditional faves are offered, like lambburger with Stilton crust, Guinness mac & cheese, Shepherd’s pie and fish-n-chips — plus 18 beers on tap. L, daily except Mon.; D, daily. CM, FB. 1521 Margaret St. 854-9300. $$ PERARD’S PIZZA & ITALIAN CUISINE F Traditional Italian fare is prepared with fresh sauces and dough made from scratch daily, along with a large selection of gourmet pizza toppings. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 11043 Crystal Springs Rd., Ste. 2. 378-8131. $ PERFECT RACK BILLIARDS F Upscale billiards hall has burgers, steak, deli sandwiches, wings. Family-friendly, nonsmoking. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 1186 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill. 738-7645. $ PIZZA PALACE ON THE PARK F See San Marco. Outdoor seating. 920 Margaret St., 5 Points. 598-1212. $$ SAKE HOUSE F Japanese grill and sushi bar features sushi, sashimi, katsu, tempura, hibachi and specialty rolls. CM, BW, sake. L & D, daily. 824 Lomax St. 301-1188. $$ SUMO SUSHI Authentic Japanese fare, traditional to entrees and sushi rolls, spicy sashimi salad, gyoza (pork dumpling), tobiko (flying fish roe), Rainbow roll (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, Calif. roll). BW, CM. L & D, daily. 2726 Park St. 388-8838. $$ SUSHI CAFÉ F Authentic Japanese cuisine with a variety of sushi plus entrees like king salmon, katsu and teriyaki. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 2025 Riverside Ave. 384-2888. $$ TIMES GRILL F See Fleming Island. 5149 Normandy Blvd., Ste. 1. 854-7501. $$ TWO DOORS DOWN F Former Tad’s owner offers traditional faves: hotcakes, omelets, burgers, pork chops, liver & onions, fried chicken, sides and desserts. CM, TO. B & L, Mon.-Fri. 436 Park St. 598-0032. $ WALKERS This nightspot has a tapas menu plus a wide variety of wines, served in a rustic, intimate atmosphere. BW. Tue.-Sat.

2692 Post St. 894-7465. $ WASABI JAPANESE BUFFET F AYCE buffet. Sushi bar, sashimi, hibachi, teriyaki, tempura, steak, seafood. BW. L & D, daily. 1014 Margaret St., Ste. 1, 5 Points. 301-1199. $$


A1A ALE WORKS F The city’s only brew pub taps seven hand-crafted ales and lagers. A1A specializes in innovative New World cuisine. FB. L & D, daily. 1 King St. 829-2977. $$ AMICI ITALIAN RESTAURANT F A family-owned-andoperated Italian restaurant offers traditional pasta, veal, steak and seafood dishes. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 1915B A1A S., St. Augustine Beach. 461-0102. $$ ANN O’MALLEY’S F Fresh handmade sandwiches, soups, salads and perfectly poured Guinness. Favorites include Reubens and chicken salad. CM, BW, Irish beers on tap. L & D, daily. 23 Orange St. 825-4040. $$ BEACH STREET PIZZA New York and Chicago style pizzas, calzones and homemade pasta dishes, all made from fresh ingredients., served in a beach-theme atmosphere. CM. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 4171 A1A S. 461-0910. $$ BORRILLO’S PIZZA & SUBS F Specialty pizzas are Borrillo’s Supreme (extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage), white and vegetarian pizzas. Subs and pasta dinners. L & D, daily. 88 San Marco Ave. 829-1133. $ CAFÉ ELEVEN F Eclectic cuisine like feta spinach egg croissant, apple turkey sandwich, pear-berry salad. Daily chef creations. BW. B, L & D, daily. 501 A1A Beach Blvd. 460-9311. B, $; L & D, $$ CARMELO’S PIZZERIA F Authentic New York style brickoven-baked pizza, fresh baked sub rolls, Boars Head meats and cheeses, fresh salads, calzones, strombolis and sliced pizza specials. BW. L & D, daily. 146 King St. 494-6658. $$ THE FLORIDIAN The downtown restaurant serves innovative Southern fare, made with local farmers’ local food. Signature items: fried green tomato bruschetta, ’N’grits with shrimp, fish or tofu. L & D, Wed.-Mon. 39 Cordova St. 829-0655. $$ GYPSY CAB COMPANY F Best of Jax 2010 winner. International menu features large portions, reasonable prices. FB. L & D, daily. 828 Anastasia Blvd. 824-8244. $$ HARRY’S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILLE F In a historic, two-story house, the New Orleans-style eatery has fresh seafood, steaks, jambalaya, etouffée and shrimp. FB. L & D, daily. 46 Avenida Menendez. 824-7765. $$ HURRICANE PATTY’S F Casual waterfront seafood place features lunch specials, nightly dinners. Dine inside or on the deck. L & D, daily. 69 Lewis Blvd. 827-1822. $$ KINGS HEAD BRITISH PUB F Authentic Brit pub serves fish & chips, Cornish pastie and steak & kidney pie. Tap beers are Guinness, Newcastle and Bass. BW. L & D, Wed.-Sun. 6460 U.S. 1 (4 miles N. of St. Augustine Airport.) 823-9787. $$ THE MANATEE CAFÉ F Serving healthful cuisine using organically grown fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes. B & L, daily. 525 S.R. 16, Ste. 106, Westgate Plaza. 826-0210. $ MANGO MANGO’S BEACHSIDE BAR & GRILL Caribbean kitchen has comfort food with a tropical twist: coconut shrimp and fried plantains. BW, CM. Outdoor dining. 700 A1A Beach Blvd., (A Street access) St. Augustine Beach. 461-1077. $$ MILL TOP TAVERN F A St. Auggie institution in an 1884 building, serving Ultimate Nachos, soups, sandwiches, daily specials. Dine inside or on open-air decks. At the big mill wheel. FB. L & D, daily. 19 1/2 St. George St. 829-2329. $$ OASIS RESTAURANT & DECK F Just 1 block from the ocean, with a tropical atmosphere and open-air deck. Steamed oysters, crab legs, burgers. CM, FB. B, L & D, daily. 4000 A1A & Ocean Trace Rd., St. Augustine Beach. 471-3424. $ PURPLE OLIVE INTERNATIONAL BISTRO F Family-ownedand-operated, with a creative menu of wines, nightly specials, fresh artisan breads. Soups, salad dressings and desserts made from scratch. D, Tue.-Sat. 4255 A1A S., Ste. 6, St. Augustine Beach. 461-1250. $$ RAINTREE The restaurant, located in a Victorian home, offers

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a menu with contemporary and traditional international influences. Extensive wine list. FB. D, daily. 102 San Marco Ave. 824-7211. $$$ SCARLETT O’HARA’S Best of Jax 2010 winner. Serving Southern fare, barbecue and seafood. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 70 Hypolita St. 824-6535. $$ SHENANIGANS SIDELINES SPORTS GRILL The sports grill serves 80+ craft, imported & domestic beers, and homemadestyle sandwiches. L & D, daily. 4010 U.S. 1 S. 217-3051. $$ SUNSET GRILLE Casual Key West style and a seafood-heavy menu — it’s a consistent Great Chowder Debate winner. Specialties include baby back ribs, lobster ravioli, coconut shrimp and datil pepper wings with bleu cheese dressing. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 421 A1A Beach Blvd. 471-5555. $$$ ZHANRAS F Art-themed tapas-style place has small plate items in a casual, contemporary space. Entrée portions available. CM, FB. D, daily; Sun. brunch. 108 Anastasia Blvd. 823-3367. $$

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BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE With four dining rooms, Blackfinn offers classic American fare: beef, seafood, pasta, chicken and flatbread sandwiches. Dine indoors or on the patio. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 4840 Big Island Dr. 345-3466. $$ FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES Best of Jax 2010 winner. 13249 City Square Dr. 751-9711. 9039 Southside Blvd., 538-9100. 4413 Town Center Pkwy., Ste. 401. 996-6900. $ THE GRAPE BISTRO & WINE BAR F More than 145 wines, along with a tapas menu of gourmet fare to pair with the wine list. A wide selection of beer is also served. L & D, daily. 10281 Midtown Parkway, Ste. 119. 642-7111. $$ ISLAND GIRL WINE & CIGAR BAR F Upscale tropical vibe. Walk-in humidor, pairing apps and desserts with 25 wines, ports by the glass. 220+ wines by the bottle; draft, bottled beer. L & D, daily. 7860 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 115. 854-6060. $$ JOHNNY ANGELS F The menu reflects its ’50s-style décor, including Blueberry Hill pancakes, Fats Domino omelet, Elvis special combo platter. Shakes, malts. B, L & D, daily. 3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 120. 997-9850. $ LIBRETTO’S PIZZERIA & ITALIAN KITCHEN F Authentic NYC pizzeria brings Big Apple crust, cheese and sauce to Jax. Libretto’s serves third-generation family-style Italian classics, fresh-from-the-oven calzones, and desserts in a casual, comfy setting. L & D, daily. 4880 Big Island Dr., Ste. 1. 402-8888. $$ LIME LEAF F Authentic Thai cuisine: fresh papaya salad, pad Thai, mango sweet rice. BW. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, Mon.-Sat. 9822 Tapestry Park Cir., Stes. 108 & 109. 645-8568. $$ MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Tossed spring water dough, lean meats, veggies and vegetarian choices make up specialty pizzas, hoagies and calzones. FB. L & D, daily. 9734 Deer Lake Court (at Tinseltown). 997-1955. $ MITCHELL’S FISH MARKET F Featuring seafood, an everchanging menu of more than 180 items includes cedar-roasted Atlantic salmon and seared salt-and-pepper tuna. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 5205 Big Island Dr., St. Johns Town Ctr. 645-3474. $$$ THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE The recipes, unique to the Pancake House, call for only the freshest ingredients. CM. B, L & D, daily. 10208 Buckhead Branch Dr. 997-6088. $$ OTAKI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE F Family-owned steakhouse has an open sushi bar, hibachi grill tables and an open kitchen. Dine indoor or out. FB, CM, TO. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, nightly. 7860 Gate Parkway, Stes. 119-122. 854-0485. $$$ POMPEII COAL-FIRED PIZZA F See Orange Park. 7860 Gate Parkway. 253-3314. $$


RENNA’S PIZZA F Renna’s serves up New York-style pizza, calzones, subs and lasagna made from authentic Italian recipes. Delivery, CM, BW. 4624 Town Crossing Dr., Ste. 125, St. Johns Town Center. 565-1299. $$ SEVEN BRIDGES GRILLE & BREWERY F Innovative menu of fresh local grilled seafood, sesame tuna, grouper Oscar, chicken, steak and pizza. Microbrewed ales and lagers. FB. L & D, daily. 9735 Gate Pkwy. N. 997-1999. $$ SOUTHSIDE ALE HOUSE F Steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and desserts. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 9711 Deer Lake Court. 565-2882. $$ SUITE This new premium lounge and restaurant at St. Johns Town Center offers chef-driven small plates and an extensive list of specialty cocktails, served in a sophisticated atmosphere. FB. D & late-nite, nightly. 4880 Big Island Dr., Ste. 1. 493-9305. $$ URBAN FLATS See Ponte Vedra. CM. FB. L & D, daily. 9726 Touchton Road. 642-1488. $$ WASABI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Authentic Japanese cuisine, teppanyaki shows and a full sushi menu. CM. L & D, daily. 10206 River Coast Dr. 997-6528. $$ WHISKY RIVER Best of Jax 2010 winner. At St. Johns Town Center’s Plaza, Whisky River features wings, pizza, wraps, sandwiches and burgers served in a lively car racing-themed atmosphere (Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s the owner). FB. CM. L & D, daily. 4850 Big Island Drive. 645-5571. $$ WILD WING CAFÉ F Serving up 33 flavors of wings, as well as soups, sandwiches, wraps, ribs, platters and burgers. FB. 4555 Southside Blvd. 998-WING (9464). $$ YUMMY SUSHI F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Teriyaki, tempura, hibachi-style dinners, sushi & sashimi. Sushi lunch roll special. BW, sake. L & D, daily. 4372 Southside Blvd. 998-8806. $$


ATHENS CAFÉ F Serving authentic Greek cuisine: lamb, seafood, veal and pasta dishes. BW. L & D, daily. 6271 St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 7. 733-1199. $$ CRUISERS GRILL F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Burgers, sandwiches, nachos, quesadillas and cheese fries. 5613 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 1. 737-BURG. $ DICK’S WINGS F Best of Jax 2010 winner. This NASCARthemed family style sports place serves wings, buffalo tenders, burgers and chicken sandwiches. CM. BW. L & D, daily. 1610 University Blvd. W. 448-2110. $ MOJO BAR-B-QUE F Best of Jax 2010 winner. The Southern Blues kitchen serves pulled pork, brisket and North Carolinastyle barbecue. TO, BW. L & D, daily. 1607 University Blvd. W. 732-7200. $$


b.b.’s F A bistro menu is served in an upscale atmosphere, featuring almond-crusted calamari, tuna tartare and wild mushroom pizza. FB. L & D, Mon.-Fri.; brunch & D, Sat. 1019 Hendricks Ave. 306-0100. $$$ BISTRO AIX F Best of Jax 2010 winner. French, Mediterranean-inspired fare, award-winning wines, wood-fired pizzas, house-made pastas, steaks, seafood. Indoor, outdoor dining. FB. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, nightly. 1440 San Marco Blvd. 398-1949. $$$ BISTRO 41 F Omelets, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, Metro Creations and Bistro Bites. Low carb dishes. B & L, Mon.-Fri. 3563 Philips Hwy., Ste. 104. 446-9738. $$ CHECKER BBQ & SEAFOOD F Chef Art Jennette serves barbecue, seafood and comfort food, including pulled-pork, fried white shrimp and fried green tomatoes. L & D, Mon.-Sat.


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HAVANA-JAX CAFÉ/CUBA LIBRE BAR LOUNGE F Authentic 8206 Philips Hwy. 732-9433. $ Latin American fine dining: picadillo, ropa vieja, churrasco SPECKLED HEN TAVERN & GRILLE Stylish yet simple gastenderloin steak, Cuban sandwiches. L & D, Mon.-Sat. CM, FB. tropub features Southern-style cuisine made with a modern 2578 Atlantic Blvd. 399-0609. $ twist: Dishes are paired with international wines and beers, KIRIN SUSHI F On San Marco Square. All-new sushi menu. including a large selection of craft and IPA brews. FB. L & D, Dine under neon in a cool atmosphere. CM, BW. L & D, daily. daily. 9475 Philips Hwy., Ste. 16. 538-0811. $$ 1950 San Marco Blvd., Ste. 1. 399-3305. $$. TOMMY’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA F New York-style thin crust, LAYLA’S OF SAN MARCO Fine dining in the heart of San brick-oven-cooked gluten-free pizzas, calzones, sandwiches Marco. Traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, served inside or (Thumann’s no-MSG meats, Grande cheeses). BW. L & D, outside on the hookah and cigar patio. BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat.; Mon.-Sat. 4160 Southside Blvd., Ste. 2. 565-1999. $$ D, Sun. 2016 Hendricks Ave. 398-4610. $$ WASABI JAPANESE BUFFET F Best of Jax 2010 winner. MATTHEW’S Chef’s tasting menu or seasonal à la carte menu AYCE sushi and two teppanyaki grill items are included in featuring an eclectic mix of Mediterranean ingredients. Dress buffet price. FB. L & D, daily. 9041 Southside Blvd., Ste. 138C. is business casual, jackets optional. FB. D, Mon.-Sat. 2107 363-9888. $$ Hendricks Ave. 396-9922. $$$$ METRO DINER F Best of Jax 2010 winner. Historic 1930s diner offers award-winning breakfast and lunch. Fresh seafood and Southern cooking. Bring your own wine. B & L, daily. BOSTON’S RESTAURANT & SPORTSBAR F A full menu of 3302 Hendricks Ave. 398-3701. $$ sportsbar faves; pizzas till 2 a.m. Dine inside or on the patio. PIZZA PALACE F It’s all homemade from Mama’s awardFB, TO. L & D, daily. 13070 City Station Dr., River City Marketwinning recipes: spinach pizza and chicken-spinach calzones. place. 751-7499. $$ BW. L & D, daily. 1959 San Marco Blvd. 399-8815. $$ CASA MARIA F The family-owned restaurant serves authenPULP F The juice bar offers fresh juices, froyo (frozen yogurt), tic Mexicanplease fare, including fajitasyour and seafood. The specialty is teas, coffees made one cup at a time, along with 30 kinds Forofquestions, call advertising representative at 260-9770. tacos de azada. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 12961 N. Main St., Ste. smoothies. B, L & D, daily. 1962 San Marco Blvd. 396-9222. $ FAX YOUR PROOF IF POSSIBLE AT 268-3655 104. 757-6411. $$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE A Best of Jax 2010 winner. JAX RIVER CITY CAFÉ Traditional breakfast fare includes Midwestern prime beef, fresh seafood in an upscale atmoomelets, OF sandwiches. Lunch features subs, burgers, sphere. FB. 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200 boredom “activists” gathered in December in London, at James Ward’s annual banalapalooza conference — Boring 2010 — to listen to ennui-stricken speakers glorify all things dreary, including a milk-tasting demonstration (in wine glasses, describing flavor and smoothness), charts breaking down characteristics of a man’s sneezes for three years, and a presentation on color distribution and materials of a man’s necktie collection from one year to the next. One speaker’s “My Relationship With Bus Routes” was well-received. Observed one attendee, to a Wall Street Journal reporter: “We’re all overstimulated. I think it’s important to stop all that for a while and see what several proof © hours of being bored really feels like.”

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Key Underwood Memorial Graveyard near Cherokee, Ala., is reserved as hallowed ground Sales dl coon dogs, which must be for burialRep of genuine judged authentic before the dogs are accepted, according to a Birmingham News December report. The Tennessee Valley Coon Hunters Association must attest to the dog’s ability “to tree a raccoon.” In March, one coon dog’s funeral at Key Underwood drew 200 mourners. Safety Harbor, Fla., trailer-park neighbors Joe Capes and Ronald Richards fought in December, with sheriff ’s deputies called and Capes arrested for assaulting Richards. The two were arguing over whether late country singer Conway Twitty was gay.


A sculpture displayed at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn., was stolen in December. The piece, by artist John Ilg, consisted of wire mesh over a frame, with 316 rolled-up dollar bills stuffed in the mesh. The piece was titled, “Honesty.” Attitudes have changed since the piece was first presented, at the Minnesota State Fair, when visitors liked it so much, they added rolled bills to the display. Elected officials caught violating the very laws they sanctimoniously championed are so many as to be No Longer Weird, but the alleged behavior of Colorado state Sen. Suzanne Williams following her December car crash seems over-the-top. Though a strong seat belt and child-seat advocate, Williams was driving near Amarillo, Texas, with her two unbelted grandchildren when her SUV drifted over the center line and hit another vehicle head-on, killing that driver and ejecting Williams’ 3-yearold grandchild, who survived with injuries. A Texas Department of Public Safety report noted that Williams was seen scooping up the child, returning him to the SUV and belting him in.

Latest “Rights”

By his own testimony, John Ditullio is a hateful neo-Nazi who despised his next-door neighbors — a white woman with an AfricanAmerican friend and a son who was openly gay — in New Port Richey, Fla. When the son was murdered and the mother attacked in 2006, Ditullio denied involvement, and though he earned a hung jury in his first trial, his retrial was scheduled for November 2010. For each day of the trial, a makeup artist was hired (paid for by the government at $135 a day) to cover up Ditullio’s swastika neck tattoo and crudephrase cheek tattoo, to keep jurors from being

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Compelling Explanations

Unclear on the Concept: A 41-year-old woman, arrested in Callaway, Fla., in December for beating her husband with a rock, explained that she was angry that he was endangering his health by smoking despite being ill. Said she, “A woman can only take so much.” Katrina Camp, 30, was picked up by deputies in September on a Forest Service road near Nederland, Colo., having earlier walked away from her unclothed 2-year-old daughter, whom she’d left to fend for herself in a pickup truck. Camp, however, was candid about the problem: “I suck.” “You’re a parent,” she told a deputy. “[Y]ou know how it is. Sometimes you just need a break.”

Names in the News

Suspected of stealing scraps of copper in Riverside, Ohio, in December: Jesus Christ Superstar Oloff, 33. Arrested for sex abuse against a 6-year-old boy in Oklahoma City in October: Lucifer Hawkins, 30. Sought as a suspect in a convenience store killing in Largo, Fla., in December (and an example of the revealing “Three First Names” theory of criminal liability), Mr. Larry Joe Jerry — who actually has four first names: Larry Joe Jerry Jr.

Bright Ideas

Toronto Public Library began its “Human Library” project in November with about 200 users registering to “check out” interesting folks in the community who’d sit and converse with patrons who might not otherwise have an opportunity to mingle with people like them. The first day’s lend-outs, for a half-hour at a time, included a police officer, a comedian, a former sex worker, a model and a person who’d survived cancer, homelessness and poverty. The Human Library actually harkens to olden times, said a TPL official, where “storytelling from person to person” “was the only way to learn.” If Life Gives You a Lemon, Make Lemonade: When Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of the Formula One racing circuit, was mugged in November and had his jewelry stolen, he sent a photo of his battered face to the Hublot watch company and convinced its chief executive to run a brief advertising campaign, “See What People Will Do for a Hublot.” The treasurer of Idaho County, Idaho, turned down the November suggestion of local physician Andrew Jones — that more cancers might be detected early if the county sent colonoscopy suggestions to residents along with their official tax notices. The treasurer said residents might find the reminders “ironic.”

Least Competent Criminals

Ouch! Joe Colclasure, 25, was arrested and charged with robbing a bank inside an Albertson’s supermarket in Palm Desert, Calif., in December. Several employees and customers recognized Colclasure while he was committing the robbery, but it wasn’t over for him until he accidentally slammed the bank’s door on his hand during his getaway. The pain disabled him long enough for an employee to hold him until police arrived.  Chuck Shepherd

SWEET MODEL You: modelesk, heels, designer jeans, dark coat, healthy hair. You have the cutest nose. Me: Boots, jeans, hard hat, vest. You showed where the sugar is! Let’s have Starbucks and conversate. When: Jan. 10, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m. Where: Jax Gate @ 95 and Baymeadows. #1062-1025 NO TIME CAN BIND THIS Pockets fed with sand from nights among the beach, my heart in your hand. I lost it all in your voice at Rendezvous, blonde hair glaring my vision from the sight I’d soon often not see. Hard to grasp all I can do is wait with hands full of hope of you coming around. When: Jan. 5, 2011. Where: Rendezvous, #1061-0125 BLEEKER SEEKS HER JUNO Sassy petite server at Tom & Betty’s who I said could be Ellen Page’s stunt double. I’d love to fly kites with some gin and tonic in hand. You told me your hamburger phone was out of order. Well babe, I know just how to fix it. Let me be your lady Bleeker? Dream Big! When: Jan. 7, 2011. Where: Tom & Betty’s on Roosevelt. #1059-0118 PLAYBOY BUNNY I saw you with a Bocefus-looking dog hanging out of the window of your Camry. You were wearing scrubs but otherwise looking like a Playboy bunny. I was in a truck with the candy paint selling George Foremans and I saw that look on your face. Only rasta free the people... Meet me at the park. When: Jan. 4, 2011. Where: Hodges. #1058-0118 YOU KNEW MY NAME Getting pizza after hours and you knew my name, I was too dumbfounded to ask for yours. You had an amazing smile and were wearing a black dress and glasses. If we meet again, I’ll try not to be at a loss for words. When: Jan. 1, 2011. Where: Northstar Pizza and Subs. #1057-0118

FRESH FROM THE GARDEN BOY You: big, muscular, Hispanic, dark skin, boy with the sexiest accent ever. I heard you go nuts 4 blondes. When: Dec. 5, 2010. Where: Garden Cafe. #1048-1228 NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN I hadn’t seen you in the area in what felt like years, but then, out of nowhere, I saw you again. You were in scrubs heading into the Baptist Outpatient Center. Longingly, I smiled at you from Aetna. It’s nice to have you back in my world. When: Dec. 14, 2010. Where: Baptist Outpatient Center. #1047-1228 ADAM & EVE I saw you at Adam & Eve on Atlantic Blvd. and asked if I could take you out back and show you how to use what you were purchasing. You laughed and said you did not need help at that time, maybe some other time. Is it time yet? Where: Adam & Eve Atlantic Blvd. #1046-1221 CONTAGIOUS SMILE AT BEACH HUT I walked in and there you were again, you and your gorgeous smile and super sweet personality. I have gone many times before for breakfast but for some reason never managed to ask you out. I even left you my number once, but no call. Are you even single? Signed, Burger & fries. When: Dec. 11, 2010. Where: Beach Hut Cafe. #1045-1221 PUBLIX FLOWER BOY You’re always working in the flower section at the Roosevelt Sq. Publix. I see you all the time, since I live close by, and I know you see me as well. haha. Me: Brown hair, brown eyes, tan, shorter than you. Hope this will be a

laugh for you. Next time I come in, I’ll try and say Hi. When: Dec. 8, 2010. Where: Publix @ Roosevelt Square. #1044-1214 A DEVIL DOLL NAMED PINKY I Saw U and him walking in the rain. U were holding hands and I will never feel the same. Then I realized it was just our reflection. We found a place to sit in the sky and watched the sunset, counted stars and gazed into each others’ eyes. I found a wineglass in the sand to remember you by. Can u find my message in a bottle? I hope my legs don’t break! Walking on the moon. When: Dec. 2, 2010. Where: Jax Beach. #1043-1214 RED TOYOTA TUNDRA AT LOWE’S You: dark hair with Bluetooth phone in line behind me at Lowe’s patiently waiting for me to purchase two cart loads of stuff. You, being a gentleman, offered to help me get everything into my car. I said I was ok and that I didn’t need any help, but I would like to get to know you better. When: Dec. 4, 2010. Where: Lowe’s Philips Hwy. #1042-1214 BEAUTIFUL BETTY AT BIG TICKET I saw you: Lovely long hair, Quicksilver backpack, plugs, bangs, and boots. I walked you to the VIP bathroom and to your car at night. You stole my heart when I saw you from the stage. Oh where can you be? Can you be mine? Me, brand new Converse and brightly neon shirt. Moo. When: Dec. 3, 2010. Where: Met Park, The Big Ticket. #1041-1214 PHOTO SNATCHER AT MARILYN SHOW Saw you at Marilyn Monroe play at JMOCA. You: handsome blonde sneaking

INTERESTING WAITER Interesting waiter who served my table the banquet. We looked at each other and talked briefly afterwards but not privately. Would like to chat more and get more acquainted. And, yes the glasses do make a tone. When: Dec. 10, 2010. Where: Banquet. #1049-1228

SHY GUY BROUGHT YOU A BEER Monkey’s Uncle, I was wearing a blue Tapout shirt. I wanted to talk to you more, really I did, damn shyness. I bought you a beer. I remember your name. Maybe I could buy you dinner next time. When: Nov. 20, 2010. Where: Monkey’s Uncle. #1037-1207 PUMPKIN SPICE GUY You, the tall husky felly with the pumpkin scone. Me, the Venti gent in the corner with the pumpkin spice latte. We glanced at each other. No need to go to Starbucks alone anymore. You bring the scone … I’ll buy the latte. When: Nov. 22, 2010. Where: Starbucks Mandarin. #1036-1130

SEXY MARIA You were a cute Latina wearing a red blouse. I was wearing a dolphin suit. Remember me? I’m sorry for being a lame dolphin. I would like to make it up to you. When: Nov. 20, 2010. Where: The Ivy. #1033-1130

BIBLICAL AND ATYPICAL You stopped me in my stumbling tracks, and only got a few words out before my friends pulled me away... I kept looking back at you as I left the bar, hoping you would follow. Where were we? When: Dec. 31, 2010. Where: The Beaches. #1053-0111

WE COMPARED OUR INJURED ARMS And you definitely caught my eye! After the trash cans “jumped out in front of me” in the aisle, you noticed my scar and we talked. You said my story was better than yours, and wished us a good night when you saw us later. Was hoping you’d ask for my number but you didn’t. Are you interested? I am. When: Dec. 18, 2010. Where: Walmart-San Jose Blvd. #1050-1228

SHORTIE WITH HEADPHONES You were dancing with headphones. You had a Led Zeppelin shirt buying gas and beer. Me: white car. You: dark green Four Runner. When: Nov. 26, 2010. Where: Kangaroo Atlantic & Girvin. #1038-1207

HOTTIE IN THE WOODS I saw you in your flannel, dancing your heart out. Maybe we can cook up some noodles, and share them over a movie and snuggle sesh. I like you. Just sayin. Will you be my girlfriend? When: Nov. 19, 2010. Where: The Woods. #1034-1130

IT WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY Green eyes and hair of gold. It was your birthday. You and a friend were having a good time shooting darts. Can’t stop thinking about you. When: Nov. 19, 2010. Where: Monkey’s Uncle San Jose Blvd. #1054-0111

HOW TO BE A VETERINARIAN You asked me to not tell anyone, but you want to be a vet. We talked a little bit after you rang me up and walked around the counter to talk to me some more. I should have ask for your number. If you’re single I’d love to talk to you again. What did I try to pay with or where do I work? When: Dec. 16, 2010. Where: Larry’s on Westside. #1051-1228

CUMBERLAND ISLAND BLOND HOTTIE You were the tall, blond, cowboy-hat-wearing girl-of-my-dreams in a thousand-year-old oak tree on Thanksgiving + 1. Forbidden fruit, but I wish I’d plucked you. I was too sick to even smile at you that day but wouldn’t have missed it for the world. I want to take you to the mountains, for much more than thumb-wrestling. When: Nov. 26, 2010. Where: Cumberland Island GA. #1039-1207

HAN SOLO CHARM Me: Strapping, strong, tan. You: Harrison Ford-like looks. I can be your strong hairy Wookie if you so choose. We can take a ride in my Saab (it’s silver like the Millennium Falcon). I like your choice of shorts at Pac Sun, they looked good when you tried them on. When: Nov. 21, 2010. Where: Avenues Mall. #1035-1130

DELLWOOD DELIGHT I used to see you at the Brick regularly but I never had the guts to talk to you; now I see you cruising around in your green BMW convertible frequently. You: short, thin and beautiful. Me: uncontrollably shouts “I love you” whenever I see you. Our houses share the same street; do we have anything else in common? When: Dec. 23, 2010. Where: Riverside. #1055-0111

STUNNING BRUNETTE W/ HIGHLIGHTS We met at Tinseltown on 12/08. We were both on dates and saw the movie “Unstoppable.” We talked at the bathrooms afterwards, you told me I had 15 secs to get your number but I was too slow. Our dates interrupted us. You: Stunning beauty, big beautiful green eyes, dressed down but looking amazing. Me: Sweat pants and a hoodie. Maybe we can get a movie together? Without the dates of course! When: Dec. 9, 2010. Where: Tinseltown Theatres. #1052-0104

photos of me with your cell phone. Me: Green dress with annoyed boyfriend who noticed you. He’s long gone, why settle for cell photos? Let’s go out! When: March 13, 2010. Where: JMOCA Marilyn Monroe Show. #1040-1214

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FreeWill Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): What rewards do you deserve for all the good living and hard work you’ve done since your last birthday? And what amends should you make for the mediocre living and work you’ve shirked since your last birthday? If you choose this week to take care of these two matters with purposeful clarity, you’ll ensure the best possible outcomes. The reward you earn will be the right one, and the amends you offer provide the proper correction.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I’m interested to see how you shift your attitudes about love in the weeks ahead. Fate brings good reasons to move away from long-held opinions about the nature of romance and intimacy. Your subconscious mind stirs with new dispensations about how best to deal with and express your life-giving longings. The process should be enjoyable, especially if you relish psycho-spiritual riddles that impel you to probe deeper into the mysteries of togetherness.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Sometimes I fly in my dreams. The ecstasy is almost unbearable as I soar high above the lands. But there’s something I enjoy dreaming about even more: running. For years I’ve had recurring dreams of sprinting for sheer joy through green hills and meadows, often following rivers that go on forever. I’m never short of breath. My legs never get tired. I feel vital, vigorous and fulfilled. Is it odd that I prefer running to flying? I understand why. Flying dreams represent the part of me that longs to escape the bonds of earth, free of the suffering and chaos. My running dreams, on the other hand, express the part of me that loves being in a body and exults in this world’s challenges. Given your astrological omens, you’re ready for whatever is your equivalent of running in dreams.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Dear Rob: I’m a professional obsesser. I obsess on things a lot. But here’s the thing: When I do obsess on something and work with manic intensity to achieve it, I’m changed in the process — frequently to the point of no longer desiring what I was once obsessed by! This makes me crazy! Any advice? — Flagrant Scorpio.” Dear Flagrant: This is a gift, not a problem. Figuring out what you don’t want is key in developing self-knowledge. Often the only way to do that is to pursue what you think you want. Ultimately you’ll be purged of lesser longings and superficial wishes and be able to crystallize a clear vision of what you truly desire.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): An interviewer asked me if there’s any special ritual I do before writing horoscopes. I told her I often say a prayer in which I affirm my desire to provide you with three services: 1. that what I create is of practical use to you; 2. that it helps you cultivate your relationship with your inner teacher; 3. that it inspires you to tap into and use the substantial freedom you have to create a life you want. I hope I’m doing a good job, because in the weeks ahead, your inner teacher overflows with practical clues about the art of liberation. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Spring dawn: Turning toward the storm cloud, I lost sight of the bird.” Let Julius Lester’s haiku-like poem serve as a cautionary tale. You’re at risk of getting so fearfully fixated on a storm cloud, you may lose track, metaphorically speaking, of a rare and beautiful bird. The thing is, the storm cloud isn’t even harboring too big a ruckus. It’ll pour out its flash and dazzle quickly, leaving virtually no havoc in its wake. That’s why it’d be a shame to let your perverse fascination with it separate you from a potential source of inspiration. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Shockwaves of toxic misinformation pulse through the Internet on a regular basis. One of the latest infections attacked the subject of astrology. An astronomer in Minneapolis proclaimed that due to the precession of the equinoxes, everyone’s astrological sign is wrong. He was mistaken, of course, for reasons I explain at Few journalists in the major media bothered to check the accuracy of the sensationalist allegation before publishing it, and soon the collective imagination was on fire. Hundreds of thousands of folks suffered unnecessary identity crises and felt emotions based on a fallacy. In the week ahead, be on high alert for a comparable outbreak or two in your own sphere. Be vigorously skeptical — not just toward stories others tell, but toward theories and fantasies rising up in your brain. Don’t believe everything you think.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’re usually conscientious about attending to details. It’s one of your specialties to take care of little necessities. You often know what to do to fix mistakes and messes caused by the imprecision of others. For now, though, take a break from all that. You need to regenerate and replenish yourself. A good way to do so is to let your mind go blissfully blank. Consider it, please. Give yourself permission to space out about the intricacies. Steep yourself in the primordial ooze where everything is everything.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in such a way that will allow a solution,” said philosopher Bertrand Russell. In other words, the words you use to describe your dilemma are crucial. If you’re lazy or pessimistic about framing a big question, you minimize the chances of finding a useful answer. If you’re precise and creative, you’re more likely to attract the information and inspiration you need. It’s always true, of course, but especially so now. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A “karma whore” is someone who performs an abundance of favors and acts of kindness in the hope of accumulating extra good karma. Judging from astrological omens, I’m thinking this week is prime time for you to flirt with being such a person. The blessings you bestow in the near future are more likely than usual to generate specific blessings back to you. You don’t necessarily have to go to ridiculous extremes — holding the door open for five people after you, allowing 10 cars to merge in front of you on the highway, flinging out casual but sincere compliments with reckless abandon. From what I can tell, the more help you dole out, the more you get back. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may have no idea how much power you have now to start fresh — to escape the muddle of murky old failures. Your imagination may not yet be sufficiently lubricated to glide you into an expansive version of the future you deserve. But I hope my little horoscope changes all that. I’m praying you’re already registering the pleasant shock I’m trying to jolt you with, and awakening to the rampant possibilities. On your mark. Get set. Go! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I’ve never been a fan of gurus. My view is, everyone should be his or her own guru. But there was one guy whose antics were entertaining, one of those crazy wisdom types who borrowed liberally from the trickster archetype. This is what he told his followers about how to interpret their dreams in which he appeared: “If you dream of me and I’m not kicking your butt, it wasn’t really me.” I say the same thing to you: The only teachers worth listening to, studying and dreaming about in the next two weeks are those who kick your butt.  Rob Brezsny *To read Rob Brezsny’s take on the purportedly “changing” zodiac, go to

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What if homelessness was viewed as a subculture, instead of a problem?


subculture, according to definitions in sociology and anthropology, is a grouping of like-minded people who live in contrast with the larger culture. Subcultures exist because they allow socially neglected individuals the ability to become accepted and develop a sense of identity. This creates an alternate social class that sometimes opposes the majority classes. In that case, the subculture is now considered a counterculture or revolt movement. Typical subcultures in history are usually groups of people who are concerned with ideals behind fashion or music. Subcultures can be recognized in the prohibition period (speakeasies), the 1960s (hippies) and the punk-rock movement of the 1980s. Particular styles of dress and personal accoutrements are deeply associated with certain subcultures. These personal diversities of dress and gear are part of the identifying nature of subcultures and provide members an ability to identify each other. However, many other subcultures exist, even without organization or precedent, and are created mainly because of cause-and-effect scenarios that take place at other levels of society. These cause-and-effect scenarios are typically the factors that generate outcast social classes or the underclass. The existence of a lower social class is a repercussion of discriminative forces or lack of social compassion. This in turn forces some people to fall into a biased status-quo and eventually be “forced” into poverty. It isn’t until there is a substantial number of individuals forced into the outcast class that they in turn band together and start forming a subculture. As an example, homelessness is a kind of subculture, because it’s a type of outcast class. It’s generally thought that no one chooses to become homeless and therefore they are random victims of cause-and-effect. Most of the time, America’s homeless are referred to in the same way as the outcast class of other countries, such as India. In some ways, we can view the idea of being part of an outcast social class as being the “cause” behind the “effect” of becoming a subculture. Like this: • An outcast social class is developed by means of social isolation and rejection. It is developed because of unpopularity, general dislike or because of social fears (xenophobia). (Cause) • A subculture, developed from a general dislike from higher classes, usually unites similar people to create methodologies for survival, a language (written or spoken), dress and tools associated only for their private use. (Effect) If this observation stands to be true, then American homelessness should be viewed as a subculture and not an epidemic. In many places within America, homeless people unite to create small working groups that rely upon the organization of social functions. They have individual hunter/ gatherer(s), domestic or dormitory sitters (camp watchers), and basic chieftains or camp leaders. They also develop innovative, sometimes complex methods for cooking food. For instance, while most homeless camps use a

common grill and fire method, some homeless can smoke and slow cook a large roast, turkey or ham in an underground smoker made from an aluminum trash can and dirt. Another function that suggests American homelessness is a subculture is the creation of its spoken or written language. This can be referenced by the use of “bum signs” or “bum tags,” easily drawn symbols that convey simple yet useful information primarily intended for homeless individuals. Most of the time, we see these symbols in train yards or on train cars; sometimes we find them in the alleyways of urban streets. Most of these symbols are used to direct traveling homeless people (transients) to safe camps where other homeless people can direct them to places or aid that is needed. This symbolic language is considered a secret language because it is not part of the general public’s language. That general public incorrectly believes these symbols are just graffiti or acts of vandalism. Clothing can also be considered evidence that homelessness is more a subculture than an outcast system. In most instances, when we think of homeless people, we think of the stereotypical older gentleman with a scraggly beard and long hair, a dirty knitted cap, a thick worn-out coat and a worn-down, depressed look in his eyes.

homeless, the idea that outreach or advocacy groups should associate them with individuals down on their luck is an unrealistic approach. If the homeless population is really a subculture, then our options on how to advocate and bring aid to them changes. Social workers and volunteers working with the homeless should adopt a different mentality, one that allows for better support of an individual’s personal needs. It would make no sense for advocacy groups to provide permanent dwelling areas for individuals considered travelers or urban nomads. Regardless if it is a welcomed offer, giving a house to someone who’s intent on traveling seems ineffective. The proper step would be to provide safe and cheap or free camping areas where they could be reassessed and get temporary help if needed (i.e., tent cities instead of expensive homeless shelters). However, there is one consistent factor in dealing with any subculture that is an impediment to aid. This is the common problem of drug and alcohol abuse. It should be noted that drug and alcohol abuse is prolific within almost every level of civilization, yet it is seen as a problem among the homeless and For questions, please callinyour advertising representative impoverished. The main problem providing aid to people burdened by chemical abuse FAX YOUR PROOF IF POSSIBLE AT 268-3655 is the idea that, “We must first exorcise the




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It should be noted that drug and alcohol abuse is prolific within almost every level of civilization, yet it is seen as a problem among the homeless and impoverished. However, this stereotype shouldn’t be associated with homelessness, but with the identification of individuals suffering from mental disabilities, i.e., schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. The realistic common image of any homeless individual is more akin to an urbanized nomadic traveler. They’re usually dressed in clothing suitable to the conditions they’re aware of and expecting. They usually travel with a single pet, sometimes a dog (though I have seen some with cats and monkeys, too). They carry a single backpack, complete with camping gear and a sleeping bag. Most the time, they’re cleanshaven and have short hair. The most ironic part is that the public majority often mistakes homeless people as being part of a subculture, like punk-rockers or hippies. The main point of this comparison is to dispense with the mainstream perception that homelessness is a problem that should be resolved by means of activism and an attempt of “reclamation” of the homeless population. Generally, the public believes the idea of homelessness is an epidemic and is a problem. This may be true for individuals who have been fired from a job, evicted from their house and thrown out on the streets. In this case, aid and advocacy to help those down on their luck is useful and appropriate. However, considering that most homeless people are either living that way by personal choice or have become acclimated to the necessities behind living

Devil in order to provide salvation.” Stating the problem of drug and alcohol abuse in this metaphorical manner is, in some respects, realistic, considering the cause behind the use of these narcotics is due to depression, shame, peer pressure or mental inconsistency. All of that can be referred to, collectively, as “social demons.” Taking into consideration the problem of drug and alcohol abuse, activists and outreach groups must either be understanding of the problem with a non-judgmental attitude or provide sufficient rehabilitation for individuals who will benefit from it the most. Comparing homelessness with other subcultures allows social workers and volunteers a more compassionate and efficient perception on how to view this general population. The philosophy should encompass a progressive aspect, one more akin to the procedures found in cultural studies than is presently seen — as pity for the weaker class. Social workers and outreach volunteers must accept that this subculture exists. In so doing, today’s outreach and aid will move from hopeless concerns into opportunistic realizations. Perhaps then the problem will cease being a problem and become just another aspect of cultural preservation. Aramal Malik

Malik is the founder and director of the Sanctuary Organization, a nonprofit homeless organization in St. Johns County.

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