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About the cover: “EARLY START,” by PAUL LADNIER (oil on canvas, 9˝x12˝, 2019 during St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out sponsored by the St. Augustine Art Association.) Paul Ladnier,

Professor Emeritus, UNF Jacksonville, is an avid Plein Air painter and had a long career teaching art. He was also one of the charter members of the CoRK Arts District. Today, Paul travels and paints en Plein Air, teaches lessons and workshops in his CoRK studio, and continues to exhibit his work. He is an active member of the St. Augustine Art Association where he has won many awards for his artistic achievements.

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Jake Godbold on the cover of Folio Weekly, June 23, 1987

BOSS OF BOSSES JAKE MAURICE GODBOLD, 1933-2020

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THE LIGHTS ARE OUT AT ARNOLD TRITT’S home tonight. I can see his window from my balcony in the apartment building where we both live. He is closer to 90 than he is to 80. He is closer to Heaven than he is to Earth, and he gets a little bit closer every day, but he’s holding on with style and ferocity. I had a mind to knock on his door to get a couple quotes for this, an obituary for his best friend, former Jacksonville Mayor Jake Godbold, fallen at the age of 86. But I’m glad that his lights are out, because I already know how he feels, and if I had to see the look on his face, I don’t know what I’d do. So, instead, I just sit on the cold concrete, crying in the darkness. Goldbold’s story runs parallel to your own. He is the reason you moved here, the reason you came back, the reason you never left at all. It was his voice more than any other that most aggressively articulated the aspirational nature of our city in the post-Consolidation era. He was one part Ronald Reagan, two parts Huey Long, stirred with a length of steel rebar and poured hot over freshly ground gravel. It was a recipe for success, a craft cocktail of enterprise that we struggle to recreate. By this point, everyone has weighed in on the man and what he meant. Nate Monroe, Stephen Dare and A.G. Gancarski wrote the pieces I liked the best, but Goldbold’s story was told in full last year, in a biography by Mike Tolbert. I met Jake a few times, but he lived in my mind mostly in the memories of people like Ed Austin, who marveled at his

charisma over mugs of decaf at Starbucks, or my friend Arnold Tritt, who met him in the ‘40s and knew him better than probably any living human. We’ll pal around at Publix, talking about Jake; we’ll meander by the mailbox, talking about Jake. His memory is faltering, but he still remembers more about the business than most of us will ever know. I always prod him for a new Jake story, and every time I say his name, Mr. Tritt gets a look on his face like he just found money in a jacket that he forgot he had—which does happen on occasion. The next time I see him, it will certainly be different, but not much. Godbold died last week. As they say in football, he left it all on the field, rising up in his last days to wage open verbal warfare against Mayor Lenny Curry. And even the pugnacious Curry bent a knee. The shifting winds of local politics blow hot and cold, as does the loyalty of the people, but Godbold wielded a kind of power that no longer exists. Verbal contracts, smoke-filled rooms, envelopes of cash passed under the table, perhaps even bodies in the river. Everyone is afraid now: afraid of the polls, afraid of the critics, afraid of the law, afraid of death. That is no way to lead. These old dudes walked a path that we can never comprehend, and their stories will always seem apocryphal. But it’s all true, even if they deny it under oath. The undisputed boss of Duval County is dead, allegedly. RIP. Shelton Hull mail@folioweekly.com


FOLIO VOICES: GUEST EDITORIAL

RENNER’S WRONG 935 FLORIDIANS REMAIN IMPRISONED DUE TO LEGISLATIVE LOOPHOLE THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE IS BACK IN session. Normally, this is a time when our representatives try to correct old wrongs and seek justice. But that is not the case for Palm Coast’s GOP Rep. Paul Renner, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee. He has publicly stated that he has no intention of taking up legislation designed to address the plight of 935 inmates who are serving draconian, outof-date sentences for petty crimes that would be more reasonably punished if committed today. The problem began in the 1990s, when Florida legislators got swept up in Drug War jingoism and decided to “get tough.” They passed laws that imposed mandatory minimum sentences for people caught selling drugs and loaded the metrics to maximize the severity of those sentences. First offenders could serve as long as 15 to 25 years. Shortly thereafter, public defenders across the state saw their case loads grow as ordinary addicts got swept up in the dragnet. Fast forward to January 2012: the nationwide opioid epidemic is underway and, suddenly, Florida realizes there is a problem. A study by the Florida Legislature’s policy research office found that most convicted opioid traffickers were simply addicts. Of the 1,200 cases the office examined, 74 percent involved offenders with no prior prison experience. In 2014, legislators, public defenders and even the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association successfully pushed to change the ‘90s-era law. But now there’s another problem; a complex Florida Constitution provision—a holdover from the Jim Crow period and the only one of its kind in the nation—prohibited sentencing law changes from applying retroactively. Therefore, those already convicted or waiting trial for offences that occurred before 2014 could not have their sentences reduced under the new law. This problem was almost solved in 2018 when Florida voters approved Amendment 11, which repealed the old provision. But before Amendment 11 could be applied, the Florida Legislature

had to enact a law that permitted judges to retroactively change sentences. Despite the fact that two bipartisan bills have been filed in both state chambers to allow judges to retroactively change these draconian sentences, the Tampa Bay Times reports that Renner does not support these bills. That is important, because as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he may be able to kill these bills. Renner says the inmates should instead seek pardons—which can take years. One attorney told the Tampa Bay Times it took 12 years to get a pardon hearing. Renner’s position is cold hearted. The 935 people in question were firsttime offenders. They were basically drug addicts, not the traffickers the old laws intended to target. Their sentences for possessing or selling prescription drugs were longer—sometimes even five times longer—than the sentences others got for possessing or selling street drugs. If any of them committed their crimes today, they would receive sentences as short as three years. It is unjust to continue to imprison these 935 people and to keep them from their families. Renner’s position is also undemocratic. Florida voters passed Amendment 11 and made it clear they want the new sentencing laws to apply retroactively. Renner should honor their wishes. Finally, Renner’s position is fiscally irresponsible. According to Paula Dockery, a syndicated columnist for the Sun Sentinel, it costs the state an average of $20,000 per year to house one inmate. Thus, the state is paying approximately $18.7 million dollars on these inmates, each year. That is a huge waste of money. Lucky, there are legislators fighting for these bills, including GOP state Sen. Rob Bradley of Orange Park. But if you really want change, the public must pressure Renner and other legislators to act. Now is the time to do so, while the Legislature is in session. Terry D. Bork mail@folioweekly.com

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GENOME: UNLOCKING LIFE’S CODE

Developed by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the National Human Genome Research Institute, MOSH’s latest science exhibit showcases recent breakthroughs in genetic science. It’s instructive, it’s interactive and it’s illuminating. Through May 10, Museum of Science & History, Southbank, themosh.org, regular ticket prices.

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LOVE & REVELATION OVER THE RHINE

Named after the Cincinnati neighborhood where the band was formed, this Ohio duo (comprising vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist and pianist Linford Detweiler) has been crafting thoughtful folk tunes for more than 30 years. Willy Tea Taylor opens. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, pvconcerthall.com, $28.50-$48.50.

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NASHVILLE JASON ALDEAN

The modern country superstar brings his We Back Tour to Northeast Florida. Aldean has sold more than 18 million albums throughout a career spanning 15 years. Morgan Wallen and Riley Green open. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, VyStar Veterans Arena, Sports Complex, vystarveteransarena.com, $70.25+.

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30 HE SAID, SHE SAID RITA RUDNER

The bawdy Las Vegas wisecracker is on tour with Midwestern everyman comedian Louie Anderson. Sparks will fly! 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, Florida Theatre, Downtown, floridatheatre.com, $39.50-$49.50. 6 | FOLIOWEEKLY.com | JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020

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BEN ROSENBLUM

The Juilliard jazz alum is a star on the rise. The New York-based musician has toured the world, tickling the ivories and the accordion alongside bassist Dan Chmielinski and drummer Ben Zweig. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, All Saints Episcopal Church, Lakewood, allsaintsjax.org, free.


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PICKS

BY DALE RATERMANN | SPORTS@FOLIOWEEKLY.COM

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30 WITNESS THE POWER ICEMEN HOCKEY

The Jacksonville Icemen play the Fort Wayne Komets on back-to-back nights. On Friday, if the Icemen score 30 shots on net, everyone in attendance will receive a coupon for a free Frosty! 7 p.m. Thursday & Friday, Jan. 30 & 31, VyStar Veterans Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Sports Complex, jacksonvilleicemen.com, $10 and up.

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FEAR THE STICK JU DOLPHINS LACROSSE

The Jacksonville University men’s lacrosse team plays host to the Detroit Mercy Titans. Last season, the Titans beat the Dolphins, 9-8. Noon Saturday, Feb. 1, D.B. Milne Field, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, judolphins.com, free.

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GAME, SET, MATCH! UNF OSPREYS TENNIS

The University of North Florida men’s tennis team resumes its 2019-20 season with a home match against Georgia Southern of the Sun Belt Conference. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, UNF Tennis Complex, 1 UNF Dr., Southside, unfospreys.com, free. 8 | FOLIOWEEKLY.com | JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020


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round this time last year, we had a novel idea. What if we took our long-running Best of Jax reader poll, which covers four counties, and held a magnifying glass to St. Augustine alone? Well, the Ancient City rose to the occasion, and it has done so again for the second edition of Folio Weekly’s Best of Saint Augustine. 8,573 readers participated, casting more than 86,000 votes across our 250 categories. We’ve covered all areas of modern life, from Best Tire Store to Best Beach to Best Personal Trainer— and everything in between. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the Best of Saint Augustine.

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BEST GASTROPUB

BARLEY REPUBLIC

Photo by Kate Gardiner

BEST GASTROPUB BARLEY REPUBLIC L to R: Casey Burke, owner Red Gemmell, Mandie Lindberg, Michael Marconi and Ariel Barish propose a toast to their success. Must be the luck o’ the Irish!

AUTOMOTIVE BEST AUTO BODY SHOP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Trippin’ Wet Cheshires Customs Bodyshop Ray’s Collision Services Greg’s Auto Collision Center Gerber Collision & Glass

BEST AUTO DETAILER FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fourth Place

Total Mobile Detail The Detail Shop Eco Tech Detailing Tropical Touch Detailing Washed Up Mobile Detailing

BEST AUTO SERVICE / REPAIR SHOP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Evans Automotive & Tire Center Jacalone & Sons Auto Service First Coast Tire & Services Otero Auto Repair Wise’s Automotive & Fleet Services

BEST CAR WASH FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Sporty’s Riverboat Car Wash Suds of St. Augustine Shell Station ProShine Detailing Services Davis Shores Car Wash

BEST NEW CAR DEALERSHIP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Bozard Ford / Lincoln Beaver Toyota Volkswagen of St. Augustine Coggin Honda of St. Augustine Jack Hanania Chevrolet

BEST TIRE STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Ray’s Tire Pros Discount Tire Old City Tire Outlet First Coast Tire & Services Goodyear Auto Service

BEST USED CAR DEALERSHIP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Third Place Fifth Place

Olson Motors LLC Hyundai of St. Augustine Auto Select Longstreet Auto Klett Automotive Group

BEAUTY BEST BARBER

FIRST PLACE Eric Hagar / Mimosas Hair Studio Second Place Michael Price / Price’s Barber Shop 10 | FOLIOWEEKLY.com | JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020

Third Place Wade Guidi / Fat Cats Groom House Fourth Place Mario / Panache Fifth Place Handsome Jack the Barber

BEST DAY SPA FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Third Place Fifth Place

Fountain of Youth Spa & Laser Center Poseidon Spa Norma Sherry Well Women 360 Mindy’s Massage and Wellness, LLC

BEST HAIR SALON FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The Beauty Mark Uptown Girls Studio Mimosas Hair Studio Luna Azul Colour & Hair Design Blossom Salon and Boutique

BEST HAIR STYLIST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Sheila Flores / Uptown Girls Studio Lisa Eaton / Mimosas Hair Studio Kassie Abdulghani / The Beauty Mark Stacy Mayer / The Beauty Mark Wendy Cosby / Luna Azul Colour & Hair Design

BEST LASER HAIR REMOVAL FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fourth Place

Fountain of Youth Spa & Laser Center Spa Life Skin & Laser Spoiled Beauties Facial Rejuvenation Centre Ideal Image

BEST LASH EXTENSIONS FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Beauty By Ashley Jordan Keisler Esthetics Mandy Borna / Panache Debbie’s Day Spa & Salon The Bardot Beauty Lounge

BEST NAIL SALON FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Janean Johnson Nails Uptown Girls Studio Nail Time / St. Augustine Best Nails / St. Augustine Trendy Nails Salon

BEST TANNING SALON FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Salon 192 Sun Essentials Tanning Tropical Tans of St. Augustine Beauty by the Beach LUX Sunless Tanning

BEST WAXING STUDIO FIRST PLACE Uptown Girls Studio Second Place Salon 192 Third Place Spoiled Beauties


Fourth Place Panache Fifth Place Debbie’s Day Spa & Salon

EDUCATION

BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Osceola Elementary School Ketterlinus Elementary School W. D. Hartley Elementary School St. Augustine Public Montessori Otis A. Mason Elementary School

BEST HIGH SCHOOL FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

St. Augustine High School Pedro Menendez High School St. Joseph Academy St. Johns Technical High School The Community Campus Charter School

BEST KINDERGARTEN FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Osceola Elementary School Ketterlinus Elementary School St. Augustine Public Montessori Anastasia Baptist Academy Cathedral Parish Early Education Center

BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Gamble Rogers Middle School R. J. Murray Middle School Sebastian Middle School Pacetti Bay Middle School Victory Preparatory School

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Lighthouse Prep St. Joseph Academy Cathedral Parish School Turning Point Christian Academy Veritas Classical School

BEST ACTRESS

BEST COMEDIAN

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

BEST COMMUNITY THEATER

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Festival Fourth Place Fifth Place

FIRST PLACE Limelight Theatre Second Place A Classic Theatre Third Place St. Augustine Youth Theatre

Romanza Festivale of the Arts St. Augustine Festival of Art St. Augustine Beach Pier Arts & Crafts

BEST CONCERT VENUE Old Town Art Show First Coast Arts & Crafts Show

BEST ART GALLERY FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

St. Augustine Art Association High Tide Gallery LLC Simple Gestures Inc Plum Gallery Cutter & Cutter Fine Art

BEST AUTHOR FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Gary Williams Janet Bond Elizabeth Raven Andy Nance Lou Graves

BEST BAND - COVER BAND FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

11th Hour Band Vegas Gray PAPERCUTT I-Vibes Down Low

BEST BAND - ORIGINAL MUSIC

ENTERTAINMENT FIRST PLACE FIRST PLACE Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fourth Place

Chad Light Mike Beaman Jason Woods Gabriel Auletti Juan Mallorca

Derek Coghlan Vinny Dolan Casey Crawford Joey Santos Mark Alan

BEST ART FESTIVAL

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

BEST ACTOR

Anne Kraft Cathy O’Brien Jennifer Lawrence Jean Rahner Tess Therrien

The Wobbly Toms Blistur The Young Step GILT Paco Lipps

BEST CLUB DJ DJ Dorian Lopez Papi Disco DJ CEP DJ Brainrek Todd Lim

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Colonial Quarter Casa De Vino 57 Sarbez! Prohibition Kitchen

BEST DANCE SCHOOL FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The Dance Company Abella’s School of Dance St. Augustine Dance Academy St. Augustine Dance Conservatory Legacy Irish Dance Academy

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Jolie Peyton Lescher Heather Craig Chelsea Saddler Victoria Romero

BEST FOOD FESTIVAL FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Rhythm & Ribs Celtic Music & Heritage Festival Chowder Debate Lions Seafood Festival St. Augustine Greek Festival

BEST KARAOKE NIGHT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

British Pub Scarlett O’Hara’s Arnold’s Lounge Shanghai Nobby’s Giggling Gator

BEST LARGE BAND / ORCHESTRA FIRST PLACE St. Augustine Orchestra Second Place Saint Augustine Concert Band

Third Place St. Augustine Jazz Society Fourth Place Chris Thomas Band Fifth Place Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

BEST MALE VOCALIST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Pete Lieb Jeremy Morrison Todd Horn / Thorny Rose Chris Kellam Mike Rocha

BEST MOVIE THEATER FIRST PLACE Epic Theaters of St. Augustine Second Place The Corazon Cinema and Café Third Place IMAX World Golf Village

BEST MUSEUM FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Lightner Museum St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum Tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine Wolf’s Museum of Mystery Medieval Torture Museum

BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Sing Out Loud Celtic Music & Heritage Festival Gamble Rogers Music Festival St. Augustine Music Festival Romanza Festivale of the Arts

BEST MUSICIAN FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Jolie Mark Palen Sam Pacetti Heather Craig Mike Rocha

BEST OPEN MIC NIGHT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Auggie’s Draft Room Tradewinds Lounge Ann O’Malley’s Sarbez! The Corazon Cinema and Café

BEST PARADE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

St. Augustine Christmas Parade St. Patrick’s Parade Holiday Regatta of Lights Easter Parade Parade of Chariots

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BEAUTY


BEST LATE NIGHT MENU

PROHIBITION KITCHEN

Photo by Kate Gardiner

BEST LATE NIGHT MENU PROHIBITION KITCHEN L to R: general manager Stephen Rowland, chefs Alex White and Mike Chacon, and assistant general manager Kevin Hawkins. Meet the team behind the Ancient City’s best late-night eats. The popular restaurant and music venue was also nominated in several other dining and entertainment categories. BEST PERFORMING DANCE GROUP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The Dance Company St. Augustine Ballet Showtime USA Dance Studio Legacy Irish Dance Matanzas Tap

BEST PIRATE GROUP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Krewe of the 13 St. Augustine Swashbucklers The Pirate Ship Black Raven St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum The Pirate Melee

BEST PLACE TO HEAR LOCAL MUSICIANS FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Colonial Oak Music Park Tradewinds Lounge Casa De Vino 57 Sarbez! Prohibition Kitchen

BEST REENACTOR GROUP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Castillo de San Marcos St. Augustine Garrison Men of Menendez Drake’s Men East Florida Rangers

BEST VISUAL ARTIST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Jana Vallone Boudoir Tucker Jones Joe Segal Jerrod Brown Wade Davis

GROCERY

BEST FARMERS MARKET FIRST PLACE The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Second Place St. Augustine Wednesday Farmers Market Third Place St Augustine Beach Civic Association’s Farmers Market Fourth Place Saint Augustine Flea & Farmer’s Market Fifth Place Salt Air Farmer’s Market

BEST GROCERY STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Publix Super Market at Cobblestone Village ALDI Chop Shop Artisan Butcher Fresh Market Island Diane’s Natural Market

BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place 12 | FOLIOWEEKLY.com | JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020

Diane’s Natural Market Hot Stuff Specialty Grocery Store The Sprout Kitchen Discount Groceries The Corner Market at Lincolnville

HEALTH & FITNESS BEST 5K

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Santa Suits on the Loose Pink Up The Pace Endless Summer 5k Anastatia State Park Lighthouse 5k Shearwater 5k

BEST GYM FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

TRX Training St Augustine Orangetheory Fitness Bailey’s Health & Fitness Anytime Fitness World Gym Beach

BEST MASSAGE STUDIO FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Alchemy Wellness Sphere Small Indulgences European Day Spa Well Women 360 Earthly Elements

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST (NAME & WORKPLACE) FIRST PLACE Alana DeBow / Alchemy Wellness Second Place Harry Waranch B.A., L.M.T. / Massage and Reflexology by Harry Third Place Heather Eggleston / Sphere Fourth Place Julie Wesling LMT / Holistic Massage Therapies Fifth Place April Creter / Earthly Elements

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER (NAME & WORKPLACE) FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Chris Cygul / TRX Training St Augustine Jason Hughey / Orangetheory Fitness Kristy Lee Wilson / TRX Training St Augustine Elorah Davis / Now & Zen Yoga and Pilates Studio Matthew Wetmore / Better Bodies

BEST PILATES STUDIO FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Pilates Yoga Loft The Core Pilates Studio Now & Zen Yoga & Pilates Studio Club Pilates Pilates Haus

BEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR (NAME & WORKPLACE) FIRST PLACE Lucas Terrill / Pilates Yoga Loft Second Place Debbie Sheme / Pilates Yoga Loft Third Place Elorah Davis / Now & Zen Yoga and Pilates Studio Fourth Place Sandra Byan / Inner Light Yoga Fifth Place Stephanie Crown / Pilates Yoga Loft

BEST YOGA STUDIO FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Pilates Yoga Loft Now & Zen Yoga & Pilates Studio The Yoga Collective 8 Limbs Yoga Discovery Yoga Center


HOME IMPROVEMENT BEST CARPET CLEANING SERVICE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Citrus Fresh Carpet & Rug Cleaning Services Zerorez Jacksonville / St Augustine ChemDry of St. Augustine Pete’s Carpet Cleaning

BEST ELECTRICIAN FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Thibault’s Electrical Service Smith Electrical Inc. Parker Electric, LLC Billy Turner Inc. Heath Electric Inc.

BEST FLOORING / CARPET STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Hasty’s Carpet & Flooring Hester’s Abbey Floorcoverings Ancient City Tile Floor Depot Donna Mancini Interiors and Flooring

BEST GARDEN STORE / NURSERY FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Southern Horticulture Leonardi’s Nursery Landscaping Hagan Ace Maggie’s Herb Farm Lowe’s Home Improvement

BEST HANDYMAN SERVICE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Vinny Paul Does it All The Honey Do Service Flamingo Handyman Mr. Fix All Scott Allen Handyman Services

BEST HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING COMPANY FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Atlantic Mechanical AC AC Designs Inc. Taylor Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Inc. Glacier Heating & Air Conditioning Kelley’s Heating & Air Conditioning Co

BEST HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Proper T Renovations John Valdes & Associates Inc. Lance Mariotti Construction Tatum Construction Co Inc BP Builders Inc.

BEST LANDSCAPER FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Southern Horticulture Leonard’s Nursery Landscaping Justin Gatchell Elysian lawn and homecare Four Seasons Landscape Designs

BEST PEST CONTROL FIRST PLACE Baker Pest Control Inc Second Place Bug Out Second Place Naders Pest Raiders

Fourth Place Flamingos Pest Control Fifth Place Pro Care Lawn & Pest

BEST PLUMBING CONTRACTOR FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Pack’s Plumbing, Inc. David Gray Plumbing Dan’s Plumbing Phelps Plumbing Llc Grafft Plumbing Co

BEST POOL MAINTENANCE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Alegro Pool Care Anastasia Pool Services & Repair First Coast Pools Crowe Pool Service Tafts Pool Service

BEST ROOFING CONTRACTOR FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Discount Roofing Of St Augustine LLC J. Adams Roofing Dick Pittman Roof Services Elsa Roofing Company Armstrong Roofing, Inc.

HOUSING

BEST APARTMENT COMMUNITY FIRST PLACE The Landing at St. Augustine Second Place Stratford Mill Third Place Summer Breeze & Summerset Village Apartments Third Place Whispering Pines Fifth Place Seaside Villas

BEST ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

BayView Assisted Living at The Pavilion Allegro Silver Creek Westminster St. Augustine Symphony at St. Augustine

BEST CONDO COMMUNITY FIRST PLACE St. Augustine Ocean & Racquet Club Condominium Resort Second Place The Preserve / Anastasia Island Third Place Ocean Village Club Condominiums Fourth Place Sebastian Cove Fifth Place Pier Point South Condominiums

BEST HOME DECOR STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Peace Love Home St Vincent de Paul Society Store Coastal Traders Indonesian Imports dhd HOME Garrett Brothers Home Decor

BEST MOVING COMPANY FIRST PLACE Minorcan Moving & Storage Inc Second Place All My Sons Third Place Need A Truck

BEST BANK

AMERIS BANK

Photo by Kate Gardiner

BEST BANK AMERIS BANK L to R: Christina Hutchins, Tyler Binkiewicz, Cecil Gibson, Allison Ryan, Polly Andrews, Karen Hernandez, James Musser and Sawyer Meacham represent the beloved local branch of the regional bank. JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020 | FOLIOWEEKLY.com | 13


BEST ART FESTIVAL

ROMANZA FESTIVALE OF THE ARTS

Photo by Kate Gardiner

BEST ART FESTIVAL ROMANZA FESTIVALE OF THE ARTS Romanza chair Kathleen Vande Berg cradles the Best of Saint Augustine trophy at the entrance of Aviles Street, the nation’s oldest lane. Fourth Place Full Circle Moving Fifth Place Door to Door Moving and Storage

BEST NEW COMMUNITY FIRST PLACE FIRST PLACE Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Shearwater Villages at Palencia Treaty Oaks Gran Lake The Grove at Bannon Lakes

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Davidson Realty, Inc. REMAX 100 Realty The Good Life Real Estate St. Augustine Key Realty Coastal Realty & Property Management

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Realty Fourth Place Fifth Place

Shelley Nemethy / Davidson Realty Diane Vespucci / RE/MAX 100 Realty Amy Capo / St. Augustine Key Crickett Huff / Coldwell Banker Bill Whitson / Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage

BEST RESIDENTIAL BUILDER FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

MasterCraft Builder Group David Weekley Homes SEDA New Homes Tatum Construction Co Inc The Rhodes Group St. Augustine

ISSUES BEST CAUSE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Matanzas Riverkeeper/Litter Gitter Buds for Vets Compassionate St. Augustine Veteran Garden Project Learn To Read of St. Johns County

BEST ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Adam Morley Jen Lomberk Shalah Romine Tara Dodson Craig Thomson

BEST LGBT+ ACTIVIST FIRST PLACE Sara Bloomberg Second Place Drew Adams

BEST NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Buds for Vets Compassionate St. Augustine Veteran Garden Project Learn To Read of St. Johns County Romanza Festivale of the Arts

BEST REASON TO LOVE ST. AUGUSTINE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Beach & nature History Vibe Diversity Views

BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO ST. AUGUSTINE IN 2019 FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Fish Island Is Ours! Veteran Garden Project St. Augustine Pride Proclamation Trulieve St. Augustine Colonial Church

BEST USE OF LOCAL PUBLIC MONEY FIRST PLACE Conservation efforts Second Place Main Branch | St. Johns County Public Library System Third Place Firing County Administrator Michael Wanchick Fourth Place City of St. Augustine’s new sidewalks on Plantation Island Drive

BEST VOLUNTEER EFFORT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Adam Morley, Beach and Waterway Clean up Save Fish Island Sea turtle rescue (Whitney Lab) Buds for Vets Learn To Read

WORST ENVIRONMENTAL ABOMINATION FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Trump Sprawling Development Clearcutting Recalling styrofoam ban Climate change

WORST THING TO HAPPEN IN ST. AUGUSTINE IN 2019 FIRST PLACE Sprawling development

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Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Vagrants Losing Merry-Go-Round San Marco roundabout Nancy Shaver’s stroke & resignation

WORST WASTE OF LOCAL PUBLIC MONEY FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Subsidies to developers San Marco roundabout Wanchick’s golden parachute City commissioners Butler Street Boat Ramp dredging

KIDS & FAMILY BEST CHILD CARE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Gause Family Daycare Lighthouse Prep St. Augustine Public Montessori Grace Learning Academy, Inc O2B Kids Village North

BEST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

St. Augustine Beach Tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine Bravoz Sunshine Play + Learn Well Women 360

BEST KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Mellow Mushroom Obi’s Fillin’ Station Ned’s Southside Kitchen Luna Cafe Green Tea

BEST KIDS CAMP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Surf Station St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum St. Augustine Family YMCA NFMA St. Augustine Martial Arts Challenge Island

BEST KIDS CLOTHING STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

Recycled Kids Carousel Kids Boutique Carter’s Janie & Jack Outlet

Fifth Place

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

BEST KIDS PARTY PLACE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Ready Set Play St. Augustine Adventure Landing Bravoz Entertainment Center Sunshine Play + Learn Anastasia Bowling Lanes

BEST LOCAL ATTRACTION FOR KIDS FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Third Place Third Place

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park St. Augustine Beach Ready Set Play St. Augustine St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum Tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine

LAWYERS

BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER (NAME & WORKPLACE) FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The Law Office of C. Crawford Pierce, IV, PA Jonathan J. Luca, Esquire / Luca Law Firm Angelique Kelley / Kelley Law Dan Hilbert / Canan Law Firm Thomas E Cushman PA

BEST DIVORCE / FAMILY LAWYER (NAME & WORKPLACE) FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Jonathan J. Luca, Esquire; Luca Law Firm Andrew Morgan, Canan Law Firm Angelique Kelley, Kelley Law Law Offices of M. Katrina Muse, Esq Law Office of Carol A. Caldwell

BEST LAW FIRM FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Canan Law Firm Luca Law Firm Kelley Law Taylor & Taylor Attorneys Alexander Law Firm LLC

BEST PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER (NAME & WORKPLACE) FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Patrick Canan / Canan Law Firm Rob Cook Attorney At Law PA Angelique Kelley / Kelley Law Jonathan J. Luca, Esquire / Luca Law Firm Morgan & Morgan

MEDICAL

BEST HEARING CLINIC FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

BEST ACUPUNCTURIST FIRST PLACE Alana Debow / Alchemy Wellness Second Place April Fitzsimmons / Blue Bird of Happiness Healing Arts Third Place Angel Horner / Countryside Acupuncture

BEST MEDICAL MARIJUANA CLINIC

BEST CHIROPRACTOR FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Janice K Sage DC Dr. Jacob Liskowiak Dr. Clark Monahan, D.C., N.M.D. Dr. J Hartley Dr. Jonathan Barnewolt / Thrive Acupuncture

BEST COSMETIC SURGEON FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Dr. Deirdre Leake / Facial Rejuvenation Centre Anh Vu, M.D. R Gregory Smith, MD Dr. James J Mcguire III, MD Joshua Spanogle, MD

BEST DENTIST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Greg T Russell DMD Stephen Strout, DMD, MS, PA Total Dental Care: Tony Lee, DMD Lynn S. LaHaise, DDS, Aviles Dental Care Dr. Debora G. De Farias, DDS

BEST DERMATOLOGIST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Dr. Christina Brennan Dr. Laura E. Towne, MD Jonathan Kantor, MD Dr. Joanna McGetrick, MD James Bernard, DO

BEST EYE CLINIC FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Florida Eye Specialists - St. Augustine Eye Center of St. Augustine St. Augustine Vision Center MyEyeDr. Anastasia Eye Associates

BEST FAMILY PHYSICIAN FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Island Doctors Dr. Adrian Long, MD Dr. Warren O. Whitlock Jr, MD Lara Church, MD Barry F Dobies, MD

First Coast Hearing Clinic Connect Hearing American Hearing Care Florida Medical Hearing Centers Ear to Hear

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Crescent Beach Care, LLC Florida Medical Marijuana Doctors Jax Spine & Pain Centers Certified Marijuana Doctors / St. Augustine Cannabis Certification Clinic

BEST MEDICAL SPA FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Fountain of Youth Spa & Laser Center Facial Rejuvenation Centre Spa Life Skin & Laser Avanti Medical Spa Ageless Rejuvenation Center

BEST MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Nicolle M. Bauer David L. Hackney, LMHC Vanessa Townsend, Psy.D Emili Puente, LMHC Yuli Zapata

BEST OBGYN FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Ob-Gyn Associates Robert E Dupree, MD / North Florida OB/GYN St. Augustine OBGYN St. Augustine Total Woman’s Care Joseph C Greenhaw, MD, / North Florida OB/GYN

BEST ORTHODONTIST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Smiles by Glenos Rebecca Faunce, DMD Little Smiles St. Johns Orthodontics Henry Advanced Orthodontics

BEST URGENT CARE CLINIC FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Healing Arts Urgent Care Crescent Beach Care, LLC CareSpot Urgent Care of St. Augustine FM Medical Urgent Care Injury Care Centers

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BEST FURNITURE STORE

UNCOMMON THEO

Photo by Kate Gardiner

BEST FURNITURE STORE UNCOMMON THEO This West King Street boutique may have just opened last year, but owner Theo Garrett long ago established his reputation collecting and curating furniture collections at Garrett Brothers Eclectic Home Decor.

MONEY BEST BANK

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Ameris Bank Wells Fargo Bank Centerstate Bank BB&T Bank TD Bank

BEST CREDIT UNION FIRST PLACE VyStar Credit Union Second Place Community First Credit Union

BEST FINANCIAL PLANNER FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Cary J. Cowan / Cowan Financial Group JB Birney First Coast Wealth Advisors Dave Hanvey John Blease / Wells Fargo

BEST HOME LOAN PROVIDER FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

VyStar Credit Union Gaye Jones / AnnieMac Home Mortgage Randi Gorrick / FBC Mortgage Willie Smith / Coast2Coast Lending Fannie Mae

BEST INSURANCE AGENT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Monica Kaufenberg / Brightway Insurance Don Lohr / Herbie Wiles Insurance Dawn Quackenbush / AAA Tim Murphy / State Farm Insurance Agent Candice Canova / The P & C Group

PEOPLE

BEST CITY COMMISSIONER FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

Tracy Upchurch Maggie Kostka (St. Augustine Beach) Roxanne Horvath Undine George

BEST COMMUNITY ACTIVIST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Adam Morley Lauren Trice Caren Goldman Mary Cobb Ed Slavin

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Angie (My Ugly Truth Podcast) Heather Schieferle Kassie Abdulghani Georgio Valentino Sid Ansbacher

BEST SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Patrick Canan Bill Mignon Beverly Slough Tommy Allen Kelly Barrera

BEST SOCIAL JUSTICE CRUSADER FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fourth Place

Shalah Romine Caren Goldman Ervin Bullock Ed Slavin Megan Wall

PET PARENTING BEST ANIMAL HOSPITAL FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Palencia Pet Clinic Del Mar Veterinary Hospital St Johns Veterinary Hospital & Cat Clinic Matanzas River Animal Hospital Nease Animal Hospital

BEST DOG PARK FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Paws Dog Park at Treaty Park Ron Parker Park Dog Park at Veterans Park Dog Park at Joe Pomar Park Joe Pomar Park

BEST PET BOARDING FACILITY FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Preferred Pet Care LLC Pet Paradise Dogtown Resort St. Augustine Pet Camp Dog Days & Cat Naps

BEST PET GROOMER FIRST PLACE Brittany / PetSmart US 1 Second Place Danna Wood / Society Pet Spa at St. Augustine Humane Society Third Place Happy Paws Pet Grooming Fourth Place Anastasia Pet Fifth Place Fresh Prints Pet Spa

BEST PET STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Paradise Poochie PetSmart Petco Faux Paws Natural Animal


RETAIL

BEST ANTIQUE STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Freaky Antiquey The Way We Were Vintage Boutique Antiques & Things Anastasia Antique Center The Linen Room - Lightner Antique Mall

BEST BOOKSTORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Barnes & Noble Buy the Book Second Read Books Anastasia Books Kid’s Book Warehouse

BEST BOUTIQUE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Rochelle’s Clothing The Panama Hat Company of St. Augustine Paper Root The Closet The Way We Were Vintage Boutique

BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Recycled Kids FIFI’S Fine Resale Apparel of St. Augustine Uncommon Theo Christe Blue Goodwill Store - St. Augustine

BEST FLORIST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Flowers By Shirley Flower Works Feather + Bloom Jade Violet Wedding & Event Boutique Enchanted Florist

BEST FURNITURE STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Uncommon Theo T. Gregory Imports Leather by Design St. Augustine Furniture Ideskz Office Furniture

BEST GIFT SHOP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Coconut Barrel Simple Gestures Inc The Panama Hat Company of St. Augustine Growers Alliance Cafe & Gift Shop Market Street Boutique St. Augustine

BEST JEWELRY STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Coconut Barrel Nettles Fine Jewelry Anchor Boutique Neff Jewelers Silver Feather Jewelry & Gifts

BEST LIQUOR STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Broudys Fine Wine and Spirits ABC Liquors St. Augustine Shores Discount Liquors PJ Liquor Old Town Liquor

BEST MATTRESS STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Sleep Number Mattress One Badcock Home Furniture & More Everything Cool Mattress Firm St. Augustine Seabridge

BEST OUTLET STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

VF Outlet White House Black Market Kate Spade New York Saks OFF 5TH Brighton Collectibles

BEST RECORD STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

Music Matters Hornskis Tonevendor On The Record

BEST SMOKE SHOP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Time Warp Smoke Shop TJ’s Smoke Shop VAPOR Smoke Shop Wade’s World Smoke Shop Rise N Vape Smoke Shop

BEST THRIFT STORE FIRST PLACE Betty Griffin Center Thrift Shoppe Second Place Haven Hospice St. Augustine Attic Resale Store Third Place Uncommon Theo Fourth Place St. Gerard Thrift Fifth Place Sertoma 2nd Time Around Thrift Store

BEST DOUGHNUTS

SWILLERBEES

Photo by Kate Gardiner

BEST DOUGHNUTS SWILLERBEES Owner Shannon Willer (left) and manager Lisa Wolfe show off their award-winning doughnuts. Swillerbees may be a newcomer on the St. Augustine scene, but its craft sweets have stolen the Ancient City’s heart. JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020 | FOLIOWEEKLY.com | 17


BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE

DIANE’S NATURAL MARKET

Photo by Kate Gardiner

BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE DIANE’S NATURAL MARKET This St. Augustine institution has been keeping thoughtful pantries stocked for more than three decades. And it takes a village! L to R: Josie Blancuzzi, Patsy Porter, Ashley Brunette, Betty Tronco, Toni Stevenson, Carolyn Anderson, Patti Hamlin, Judy Hardwick, Lane Miller, Kate Adams and Katie Fishack. BEST VAPE SHOP

BEST DIVE SHOP

BEST BEACH

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fourth Place

FIRST PLACE Sea Hunt Scuba Second Place iDive Florida Third Place The Dive Source

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Time Warp Smoke Shop CBD Supply House Wades World Dixie Vapor Rise N Vape

BEST WINE SHOP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Broudy’s Fine Wine and Spirits Carrera Wine Cellar Casa De Vino 57 Isabel’s Bar Cuba Vino del Grotto

BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Rochelle’s Two Sparrows The Panama Hat Company of St. Augustine Closet Shopaholic Boutique

SPIRITUAL

BEST PLACE OF WORSHIP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church Church On the Rock Colonial Church STA Anastasia Baptist Church Good News Church

BEST SPIRITUAL LEADER (NAME & WORKPLACE) FIRST PLACE Rev. Ted Voorhees / St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church Second Place Matt McCloghry / Colonial Church STA Third Place Walter West / Anastasia Baptist Church Fourth Place Reverend Juana Jordan / First United Methodist Fifth Place FR. David J. Ruchinski / St. Augustine Church

SPORTS & RECREATION BEST BAIT & TACKLE SHOP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Genung’s Fish Camp St. Augustine Marina Oldest City Bait & Tackle The Bait Shack Mike’s Place

BEST BICYCLE SHOP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Sprockets Bicycle Shop A1A Cycle Works Island Life St. Augustine Bike Rentals Pro TriFit

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BEST FISHING TOURNAMENT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Ancient City Game Fish Association Beachcomber St. Augustine Mahi Madness Wahoo Challenge Sailfish Cup

BEST GOLF COURSE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Marsh Creek Country Club Slammer & Squire Golf Course St. Augustine Shores Golf Club Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club The Palencia Club

BEST MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO FIRST PLACE Ancient City Martial Arts and The Training Loft Second Place NFMA St. Augustine Martial Arts Third Place All American Martial Arts & Krav Maga Academy Fourth Place Koryo Do School of Tae Kwon Do Fifth Place Relson Gracie St. Augustine

BEST PUBLIC PARK FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Anastasia State Park Treaty Park Project Swing Park Fort Mose Historic State Park Plaza de la Constitution

BEST RV SALES & SERVICE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

Ocean Grove RV Sales Gander RV & Outdoors of St. Augustine Campers Inn RV of St. Augustine RV One Superstores - St. Augustine

BEST WATER SPORTS STORE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Third Place Fifth Place

Surf Station St. Augustine Marina Aqua East St. Augustine Paddle Sports Island Life

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast Carriage Way Inn Bed & Breakfast Bayfront Westcott House Casa De Solana Bed & Breakfast Penny Farthing Inn Bed and Breakfast

BEST CARRIAGE RIDE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The Tasting Tours Old City Carriages St. Augustine Horse & Carriage Southern Carriages / C.B. Hinson Inc. Country Carriages

BEST HISTORIC ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Flagler College Castillo de San Marcos Lightner Museum Fort Matanzas National Monument Lighthouse Museum

BEST HOTEL / MOTEL FIRST PLACE Casa Monica Resort & Spa / Autograph Collection Second Place Southern Oaks Inn Third Place Best Western Bayfront Fourth Place St. Augustine Ocean & Racquet Club Condominium Resort Fifth Place St. Augustine Ocean and Racquet

BEST ON THE WATER TOUR FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

St. Augustine ECO Tours Schooner Freedom Charters Salt Run Fishing Charters Florida Water Tours Shallow Water Fishing Company

BEST PLACE TO TAKE AN OUT-OF-TOWN GUEST

BEST ATTRACTION FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park Castillo de San Marcos St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum Marineland Dolphin Adventure

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours A Ghostly Encounter Walking Ghost Tours Black Heritage Walking Tour Tour St. Augustine Sheriffs Ghost Walk Tours

BEST BED & BREAKFAST / INN

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

TOURISM

BEST WALKING TOUR St. Augustine Beach Anastasia State Park Vilano Beach Frank Butler County Park East Treasure Beach

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum St. Augustine Beach Beaches at Vilano The Floridian Restaurant

BEST TRAIN / TROLLEY TOUR Old Town Trolley Tours St. Augustine Red Train Tours St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour Hoppers Shuttle

WEDDINGS

BEST PLACE TO GET MARRIED FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The White Room Treasury on the Plaza River House Events Lightner Museum Weddings & Events Vilano Beach

BEST RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Footloose Entertainmnet Beachside Entertainment First Coast Sound VIP Entertainment Special Day Entertainment

BEST REHEARSAL DINNER RESTAURANT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

O.C. White’s Seafood & Spirits Raintree Restaurant The Floridian Restaurant Pizzalley’s Chianti Room Catch 22

BEST WEDDING CAKES FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Créme de la Cocoa Sweet Weddings Sweet City Cupcakes Luli’s Cupcakes Happy Cakes Cafe Bakery

BEST WEDDING FLORIST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Jade Violet Weddings & Events Tula Rose Floral & Event Design Flower Works Flowers by Shirley Enchanted Florist

BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Colin Goodman Photography Jenn Guthrie Photography Zach Thomas / Monarch Studio Addison Fitzgerald Sarah Annay Photography

BEST WEDDING PLANNER FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Brittany Jones / Uncorked Occasions Coastal Celebrations The Wedding Authority Endless Possibilities The Treasury on The Plaza


Fifth Place

WINE & DINE

BEST AMERICAN RESTAURANT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Ned’s Southside Kitchen Prohibition Kitchen Brewz |n| Dawgz O’Steen’s Restaurant Cheezees Grill

BEST BAGELS FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

Everything Bagel Schmagel’s Bagels Joint Bagel Co Bite a Bagel

BEST BAKERY FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Créme de la Cocoa Les Petits Pleasures Sweet City Cupcakes Glaze Cafe Hugo’s Muffins

BEST BARBECUE RESTAURANT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Smokin’ D’s BBQ MOJO Old City BBQ County Road Provisions Brisky’s BBQ Jack’s BBQ

BEST BARISTA (NAME & WORKPLACE) FIRST PLACE Kevin McNeal / The Kookaburra Second Place Nick Gatta / City Perks Third Place Martin / Growers Alliance

BEST BARTENDER (NAME & WORKPLACE) FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Leah Henry / Dog Rose Brewery Cynthia Woscek / Old Coast Ales Greg Goldstein / Catch 27 Kyle / Casa Monica Mack Lemke / Ocean Avenue

BEST BEACH BAR FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Beaches at Vilano Beachcomber St. Augustine Old Coast Ales South Beach Grill Panama Hattie’s

BEST BREAKFAST FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The Blue Hen Café The Spot Cafe The Manatee Cafe Odd Birds Cafe Mary’s Diner St Augustine

BEST BREWERY FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Third Place

Dog Rose Brewing Company Ancient City Brewing Bog Brewing Company Old Coast Ales

BEST BRUNCH FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The Blue Hen Café The Reef Café Eleven Restaurant & Catering Preserved Restaurant The Manatee Cafe

BEST BURGER FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Gas Full Service Restaurant The Press Prohibition Kitchen Auggie’s Draft Room Ocean Avenue Sports Bar

BEST BURRITO FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

A1A Burrito Works Taco Shop Mojo’s Tacos Cantina Louie Cinco de Mayo Los Portales Mexican Restaurant

BEST CATERING FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

Culinary Outfitters Catering Sporks Smokin’ D’s BBQ By Design Catering/ BDC MEALS

BEST CHEF (NAME & WORKPLACE) FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Ben Loose / Gas Full Service Restaurant Michael Lugo / Michael’s Chip Richard / Caps on the Water Marcel Vizcarra / Llama Tim Collee / Osteens Restraunt

BEST CHICKEN WINGS FIRST PLACE Wingin’ it Second Place Candlelight South Restaurant Third Place Prohibition Kitchen

Fourth Place Jack’s BBQ Fifth Place Ocean Avenue Sports Bar

BEST COCKTAIL SELECTION FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Ice Plant Bar Odd Birds Bar The Tini Martini Bar Prohibition Kitchen Ocean Avenue Sports Bar

BEST COFFEEHOUSE FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The Kookaburra DOS Coffee & Wine Growers Alliance Cafe And Gift Shop The Hyppo Coffee Bar Relámpago Coffee Lab

BEST CUPCAKES FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Luli’s Cupcakes Sweet City Cupcakes Happy Cakes Cafe Bakery Sweet treats Island Cupcakes

BEST DESSERT MENU FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

FIRST PLACE Second Place Second Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Swillerbees St. Augustine Fiction Donuts The Donut Experiment St. Augustine Glaze Cafe Auggie’s Mini Donuts

BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Gas Full Service Restaurant The Floridian Restaurant Ned’s Southside Kitchen Schooner’s Seafood House Auggie’s Draft Room

BEST FINE DINING RESTAURANT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Cap’s On the Water Collage Llama Restaurant Raintree Restaurant Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House

BEST FISH CAMP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

Cap’s On the Water Genungs Fish Camp The Commander’s Shellfish Camp The Prince of Wales

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Terra & Acqua Pizzalley’s Chianti Room Romano’s Casa Benedetto Cucina Giovanni

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Mayday Ice Cream Cold Cow Cone Heads Ice Cream Ben & Jerry’s St. Augustine, FL Yobe Frozen Yogurt Saint Augustine

BEST GASTROPUB FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Barley Republic Public House Odd Birds Bar Kings Head British Pub Bull & Crown Publick House Ocean Avenue Sports Bar

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Casa Maya Cantina Louie La Cocina Mexican Restaurant Cinco De Mayo Corner Bar

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The Tini Martini Bar Cap’s On the Water Odd Birds Bar Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille Corner Bar

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

Ned’s Southside Kitchen Mojo’s Tacos A1A Burrito Works MOJO Old City BBQ Auggie’s Draft Room

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Playa Chacmool Inc Cantina Louie La Cocina Mexican Restaurant Mojo’s Tacos Cinco De Mayo

Uptown Swinery Glaze Cafe Cheba Hut Taco Queen Harvest & Reel at Embassy Suites Resort St Augustine Beach

BEST OYSTERS Cap’s On the Water Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House O’Steen’s Restaurant Hurricane Patty’s

Green Papaya Thai & Sushi Cuisine Corner Sushi Pacific Asian Bistro Sushi Zento & Grill Baitong Thai & Sushi Restaurant

BEST WATERFRONT DINING

BEST ORGANIC / VEGAN / VEGETARIAN / GLUTEN FREE MENU OPTIONS

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

D’Aleo Italian Deli Drake’s Deli Cheba Hut Toasted Subs South-A-Philly Steaks and Hoagies Jersey Mike’s Subs

BEST SUSHI FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

FIRST PLACE Auggie’s Draft Room Second Place Rhum Bar Embassy Suites St. Augustine Beach

The Manatee Cafe Present Moment Cafe Crave Brewz |n| Dawgz The Sprout Kitchen

Michael’s St. Augustine Longhorn Steakhouse Outback Steakhouse The Gourmet Hut

BEST SUB SANDWICH

BEST NEW BAR

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Candlelight South Restaurant The Social Lounge Shaughnessy’s Sports Grill Auggie’s Draft Room Donovan’s Irish Pub

BEST STEAK PLACE

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Crave The Sprout Kitchen Tropical Smoothie Cafe Smoothie King Planet Smoothie

BEST SPORTS BAR

BEST MEAL UNDER $10 FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

O’Steen’s Restaurant Schooner’s Seafood House Sunset Grille St. Augustine Seafood Company Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House

BEST SMOOTHIE

BEST MARTINI FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Catch 27 Cap’s On the Water Schooner’s Seafood House Seafood Kitchen Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House

BEST SHRIMP FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

The Floridian Restaurant Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House Brewz |n| Dawgz Present Moment Cafe Auggie’s Draft Room

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

BEST FROZEN YOGURT / ICE CREAM

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Prohibition Kitchen Barley Republic Public House Sarbez! Meehans Irish Pub South-A-Philly Steaks and Hoagies

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

FIRST PLACE Fried Chicken Kitchen Second Place O’Steen’s Restaurant Third Place Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits

FIRST PLACE Woodpeckers Backyard BBQ Second Place Sonny’s BBQ

BEST MARGARITA FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Cara Shaw / Caps On The Water Quinn Kelly / Catch 27 Ben Whitson / Ice Plant Tristan / Obi’s Fillin Station Celeste / Puccini’s Pizzeria

BEST RIBS

FIRST PLACE Corner Sushi Second Place Sushi Zento & Grill Third Place Sakada Japanese Steak House

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

BEST FRIED CHICKEN

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Meehans Irish Pub Barley Republic Public House Ann O’Malley’s The Chatsworth Pub and Tea Room Auggie’s Draft Room

BEST RESTAURANT SERVER (NAME & WORKPLACE)

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT

BEST FRENCH FRIES Hazel’s Hot Dogs Beachcomber St. Augustine Five Guys Candlelight South Restaurant White Lion

FIRST PLACE Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place

Hazel’s Hot Dog’s Brewz |n| Dawgz Auggie’s Draft Room Auggie’s Doggies

BEST LOCALLY OWNED RESTAURANT

BEST DOUGHNUTS

BEST PUB

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Gas Full Service Restaurant Georgie’s Diner Ned’s Southside Kitchen Mary’s Diner St Augustine Anastasia Diner Sarbez! Tradewinds Lounge St. George Tavern Jack’s BBQ Mi Casa Café

Fourth Place Al’s Pizza Fifth Place Cino’s Pizza

Pizzalley’s Chianti Room Black Molly Grill Sarbez! World Famous Oasis Restaurant Auggie’s Draft Room

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Cap’s On the Water The Reef Aunt Kates Crave Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House

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Carrera Wine Cellar Casa De Vino 57 Cellar 6 / C6 Cap’s On the Water Michael’s St. Augustine

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Carrera Wine Cellar Michael’s St. Augustine Cap’s On the Water Casa De Vino 57 Cellar 6 / C6

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ARTS + EVENTS

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson’s crowning achievement (and last play), is coming to the beaches. RADIO GOLF is the culmination of Wilson’s career and his 10-play cycle dramatizing the African-American experience in the 20th century. David Girard directs, and James F. Webb III (pictured) stars as Harmond Wilks. 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, then through Feb. 16, ABET, Neptune Beach, abettheatre.com, $14-$25.

PERFORMANCE

SHRINK RAP St. Augustine-based playwright Amy Lauer Goldin examines today’s politics, media and more in this social satire. 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, The Art Studio & Gallery, 370A A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, beachartstudio.org, $20. NEWTON’S APPLE Go on an adventure with Newton as he conducts experiments and discovers the laws of nature, changing science forever. 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, floridatheatre.com, $8.50. RADIO GOLF ABET presents August Wilson’s final play. Join Harmond Wilks, his family and friends as they work through the complexities of assimilation. 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, All Beaches Experimental Theatre, 544 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, abettheatre.com, $14-$25. LOVE LETTERS This nostalgic, Pulitzer Prizenominated show of life-long friends continues to show at various times through February 9, Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, alhambrajax.com, $38-$61. THE REVOLUTIONISTS A playwright, a spy, an assassin and a former queen rebel against the male-dominated system of Paris, France, during the Reign of Terror. 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Jan. 31 & Feb. 1; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, Babs’ Lab, 603 King St., Riverside, Barbaracolaciello.com, $20. THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA This Pulitzer Prize-winning play of a stranger’s impact on a Houston family continues to show. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, limelight-theatre.org, $22-$27. AUDITIONS FOR SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD Bring headshots and resumes and be ready to do a cold read. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, All Beaches Experimental Theatre, 544 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, abettheatre.com.

CLASSICAL & JAZZ

JU CHAMBER ENSEMBLES Musicians from Jacksonville University perform. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30: 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St., Brooklyn, fridaymusicale.com, free. TCHAIKOVSKY’S SIXTH SYMPHONY Anu Tali conducts. 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, Times-Union Center, 300 Water St., Downtown, jaxsymphony.org, $19-$69.

BOOKS & POETRY

CHAMBLIN’S UPTOWN OPEN MIC NIGHT Johnny Masiulewicz hosts this monthly open mic for the community. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, Chamblin’s Uptown, 215 N. Laura St., Downtown, facebook.com/chamblinsuptown, free. THEATER OF THE MIND: STORYTELLING Chris Kastle and Rose van der Berg share stories 20 | FOLIOWEEKLY.com | JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020

from their childhoods. The theme of the night is Growing Pains. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, eventbrite.com, $10. A NIGHT OF POETRY & ART Attendees can expect words from Kevin Mahoney and Amanda Gaye. 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, The Kookaburra Dondi, 4265 A1A S., St. Augustine, thekookaburracoffee.com, free. BERNIE SCHEIN The author remembers late author and good friend Pat Conroy with guest speaker Janis Owens and presents his memoir Pat Conroy: Our Lifelong Friendship. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, The Bookmark, 220 First St., Neptune Beach, bookmarkbeach.com, free.

COMEDY

CREATIVE VEINS Laugh Lounge with Josh Blimbaum. 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Laugh Lounge, 337 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, creativeveins.com, $25. COMEDY ZONE LOL Comedy Night with Jenn Weeks 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, $10; Preacher Lawson performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30; 7:30 & 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, $22-$122.50, Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin, comedyzone.com. COMEDY NIGHT The Corazon hosts local and touring comedians. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, The Corazon Cinema & Café, 36 Granada St., St. Augustine, corazoncinemaandcafe.com, $5 for Flagler students, $10 for general admission.

FILM

The CORAZON CINEMA & CAFÉ Uncut Gems & Raising Buchanan continue to show; TBT Love Me Tonight noon & 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30; Oscar-nominated short films play Friday, Jan. 31, The Corazon Cinema & Café, 36 Granada St., St. Augustine, corazonecinemaandcafe.com. MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY ART MOTH presents A Fantastic Woman, the story of a transgender woman who faces some of the worst obstacles, including the death of her partner. 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, MOCA, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, eventbrite.com, free. SUN-RAY CINEMA 1917, Color Out of Space, JoJo Rabbit, Parasite and Weathering With You continue to show. Oscar-nominated short films play Friday, Jan. 31, 1028 Park St., Five Points, sunraycinema.com.

ART WALKS, MARKETS

RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET 10 a.m.–3 p.m. every Saturday, 715 Riverside Ave., riversideavondale. org, free. ATLANTIC BEACH ARTS MARKET Ceramic Face Mug Workshop 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, $50; Watercolor Painting Workshop 10 a.m.-noon

Saturday, Feb. 1, $45; Create Your Own Acrylic Pour Coasters 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, $55; Acrylic Pouring Class 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, $40, advanced registration required for all classes. The market is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1805 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach, atlanticbeachartsmarket.com. The AMP FARMERS MARKET The weekly staple returns with more food, art and music. Bring your reusable bags and containers for green shopping. Remember to leave your pets at home. 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. every Saturday, The Amp, 1340C A1A S., St. Augustine, staugamphitheatre.com, free. STA MARKETPLACE SAMPLER SHOWCASE Featuring 15 local businesses at Brewz n’ Dawgz 12-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 300 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, stamarketplace.com, free

GALLERIES

THE ART CENTER COOPERATIVE Libations runs through March 13. Lantern Making Workshop with Ed Malesky 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 9501 Arlington Expy., Ste. 430, Regency Square Mall, tacjacksonville.org, $25. THE ART STUDIO & GALLERY 370A A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, beachartstudio.org. BUTTERFIELD GARAGE Photographer Dan Voellinger is January’s featured artist. 137 King St., St. Augustine, butterfieldgarage.com. CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM Hilary Pecis’ The Space in Between runs through February 29, Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, flagler. edu/crispellert, free. CUTTER & CUTTER FINE ART GALLERIES Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection is on display. 25 King St., St. Augustine, cutterandcutter.com. FEMART GALLERY Women Who Face It is on display through March 29, 10 S. Newnan, Downtown, femartgallery.org. GRAY 1908 GALLERY Jenna Alexander’s The Flower Map of the United States is on display. 73 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, jenna-alexander.com. HASKELL GALLERY Women Artists: Visual Experience, a year-long effort showcasing the work of more than 90 women in an around Northeast Florida, runs through April 6, Jacksonville International Airport, 2400 Yankee Clipper Dr., Northside, jiaarts.org. ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION Cutting Edge, a 2D and 3D exhibit that breaks the conventional conception of art, runs through February 2. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, staaa.org. THRASHER-HORNE CENTER Off the Beaten Path, an exhibit showcasing five local artists, runs through February 15. Thursdays at Thrasher 5:30-8 p.m., every Thursday, an opportunity for art exploration, shopping, food and music. 283 College Dr., Orange Park, thcenter.org. YELLOW HOUSE Sarah Crooks’ Home is Here is on display through February 29. 577 King St., Riverside, yellowhouseart.org.


ARTS + EVENTS SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY Member Kathy Stark showcases her large-scale watercolor painting from her The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks exhibit. 1 Independent Dr., Ste. 113, Downtown, southlightgallery.com.

EVENTS

COMMUNITY WELLNESS SUMMIT FSCJ and NEFCADA host this summit to educate the public on suicide prevention, substance use, overall wellness and more with six breakout sessions, three keynote speakers, lunch and snacks. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, FSCJ, Building A, 101 W. State St., Downtown, eventbrite.com, registration required, students & veterans are free, general admission is $50. LESSONS IN A NON-PROFIT’S BRAND [R] EVOLUTION The Donna Foundation’s Amanda Napolitano shares how branding drove the organization’s success. Wear pink to support breast cancer. 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, Nemours, 10150 Centurion Pkwy. N., Southside, nfprsa.org, $20-$35. JAX AQUAFEST Explore the creatures of the ocean with special guests, river tours and a museum scavenger hunt. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, MOSH, 1025 Museum Circle, Downtown, themosh.org, free. SPRINGFIELD SUNDAYS IN KLUTHO PARK SPAR and JAX Fray have teamed up and organized seven weeks of fun in the park with free music, food and art vendors, beer and wine, familyfriendly activities, and a pop-up bike repair shop! 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, Klutho Park, 204 W. Third St., Springfield, sparcouncil.org, free. TIMUCUAN SCIENCE & HISTORY SYMPOSIUM A showcase of the connection between the natural and cultural resources within the Timucuan Ecological & Historic preserve. 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, Ribault Club, 11241 Fort George Rd., Northside, timucuanparks.org, $15 for students, $45 for general admission. USDIN LECTURE SERIES Baylor University’s Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., gives a lecture: Climate, Catastrophe, and Faith: How Changes in Climate Drive Religious Revolutions. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, Flagler College, Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, flagler.edu, free. JEWISH ORIGINS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION A six-week course exploring Judaism’s influence on Western values. 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, Aaron & Blanche Scharf Chabad Center, 521 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach, chabadbeaches.com, $100. MEMORIES IN THE MAKING The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking volunteers for its event. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, MOCA, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, alz.org, 299-7034, free. BUSINESS SPEAKER SERIES Candace Moody, the vice president of CareerSource Northeast Florida, speaks on Reshaping Your Career Options: The Rise of the Gig Economy. 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, FSCJ, Nathan H. Wilson Center, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, fscj.edu/businessspeakers, registration required, free. ECUMENICAL AFFINITY GROUP WORKSHOP Workshops, breakout sessions, coffee and catered lunch for nonprofit leaders and ministry teams. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday & Tuesday, Feb. 3 & 4, Friday Musicale Auditorium, 645 Oak St., Brooklyn, vavarde.com, $35. FLORIDA’S FIRST HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE David Jamison, assistant professor of history, discusses 154 years of Edward Waters College. Stop by an hour before the event for social hour. 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, Milne Auditorium, 1658 Kings Rd., New Town, jaxhistory.org, free for students, $10 for general admission. VALENTINES POP-UP Babes on the Block brings unique vendors, locally sourced food, beauty stations and more to the newly renovated Brannan Farms Barn. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, Brannan Farms Barn, 1166 Old Ridge Rd., Westside, facebook.com/Babes-On-TheBlock-106576870846677/events, free. DISCOVERY SERIES: COMPOUNDING GIN David and Sydney lead this workshop. Participants will create their own recipe and leave with a sample. 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, Manifest Distilling, 960 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, 904tix.com, $25. BACARDI “DO WHAT MOVES YOU” WORKSHOP Explore the newest traveling exhibit Genome after hours and break down the DNA of Bacardi’s spirit rum. Admission includes two complimentary drinks. 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, The MOSH, 1025 Museum Circle, Downtown, themosh.org, $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers. SUPER SUNDAY PARTY Watch the Super Bowl on a 120-inch projector screen in the Beer Garden. Dogs are welcome to attend. 6-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, Wicked Barley Brewing Company, 4100 Baymeadows Rd., Southside, wickedbarley.com, free.

Orlando comedian PREACHER LAWSON made an impression (and almost made it all the way) on America’s Got Talent in 2017, but his YouTube vegan cooking series, Cooking with a Comedian, is really where it’s at. Oh, and he’s bringing his stand-up act to Northeast Florida. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30; 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, Comedy Zone, Mandarin, comedyzone.com, $22-$122.50. JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020 | FOLIOWEEKLY.com | 21


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SALTY PELICAN, 12 N. Front St. Davis Turner Jan. 29. Aaron Koerner Jan. 31 SJ BREWING COMPANY, 463646 S.R. 200, Ste. 13, Yulee Jimmy Beats Feb. 1 THE SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. Hupp Huppmann Jan. 29. Sam McDonald Jan. 31. Anton Laplume Feb. 1 STORY & SONG BOOKSTORE, 1430 Park Ave. Sommer Kinsler Feb. 2

THE BEACHES (All venues in Jax Beach unless otherwise noted)

BLUE JAY LISTENING ROOM, 2457B S. Third St. Taylor Roberts Jan. 30. The Mona Lisa Tribe Jan. 31. Jeremiah Jones Feb. 1. Bay Kings Band Feb. 3. Blue Jay Jazz Jam Feb. 4 GUSTO, 1266 Beach Blvd. The Groove Jan. 29. Matt Hall Jan. 30. The Caribe Groove Jan. 31. Ventura Fusion Latin Band Feb. 1 LYNCH’S IRISH PUB, 514 N. First St. Dirty Pete Jan. 31 & Feb. 2. Dylan Gerard, Let’s Ride Feb. 1. Chillula every Wed. Split Tones every Thur. Julia Gulia every Mon. South City Live every Tue. MEZZA LUNA, 110 First St., Neptune Beach Gypsies Ginger Jan. 29. Mike Shackelford Jan. 30. Mezza Shuffle Boxband Feb. 3. Trevor Tanner Feb. 4 MAVI BAR & GRILL, 2309 Beach Blvd. Eric Alabiso Jan. 29. Vibe RW Jan. 30. Spanky the Band Jan. 31. Jimmy Parrish, The Break Evn Band Feb. 1 WHISKEY JAX, 950 Marsh Landing Pkwy. Great Dames Jan. 29. Pink Paisleys Jan. 30. Slapshot Reunion Jan. 31. VOX Feb. 1

DOWNTOWN

1904 MUSIC HALL, 19 Ocean St. Universal Green, NickFresh, Jax Beach Hippie Jan. 29. Grayscale, Hot Mulligan, WSTR, Lurk, Intervention Jan. 30. LPT Jan. 31. Tire Fire, The Firewater Tent Revival, Fuzzy Britches Feb. 1 FLORIDA THEATRE, 128 E. Forsyth St. Kansas Feb. 1 MYTH NIGHTCLUB, 333 E. Bay St. Bad Boy Bill, Tiddy, Abssence, Alberto Diaz Jan. 31. Harry Chodorow, Loose Leaf, Killoala, Valhalla, Boogie Mane Feb. 1

FLEMING ISLAND, GREEN COVE

DEE’S MUSIC BAR & GRILL, 2141 Loch Rane Blvd., Ste. 140 Live music every Thur. 22 | FOLIOWEEKLY.com | JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020

SOUTHERN SOCIAL, 2223 C.R. 220, Middleburg Stephen Quinn & Gabe Bullard Jan. 30. Hayfire Jan. 31 WHITEY’S FISH CAMP, 2032 C.R. 220 Second Shot Jan. 31. Big Engine Feb. 1

INTRACOASTAL, ARLINGTON

CLIFF’S, 3033 Monument Rd., Ste. 2 Jason Evans Band Jan. 31 JERRY’S, 13170-22 Atlantic Blvd. Double Down Jan. 31

MANDARIN

CHEERS, 11475 San Jose Blvd. Comfort Zone Jan. 29 ENZA’S, 10601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 109 Brian Iannucci every Wed., Sun. & Tue. Carl Grant every Thur., Fri. & Sat. IGGY’S, 104 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 101 Julia Gulia Jan. 31. Last to Leave Feb. 1. Ginger Beard Man Feb. 2

ORANGE PARK

CHEERS, 11475 San Jose Blvd. Comfort Zone Jan. 29

PONTE VEDRA

PONTE VEDRA CONCERT HALL, 1050 A1A N. Taj Mahal Quartet, Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley Jan. 29. Rodney Crowell Jan. 30. The Glorious Sons, Des Rocs Jan. 31. Over the Rhine, Willy Tea Taylor Feb. 1. Yonder Mountain String Band, The Travelin’ McCourys Feb. 4

RIVERSIDE, WESTSIDE

ARCHETYPE, 2952 Roosevelt Blvd. Born A New, Young Ghosts, 187, Xaeus Jan. 29. Ben Strok & The Full Electric, Them Vagabonds, John ParkerUrban Jan. 30. American Grim, Divided Truth, Higher Ground, 13 Bloodshot Jan. 31. RickoLus, Modern Violence, Emeral Cooper, McLeod Feb. 1. Elle Capone, thefamilyorchestra, 4Kamai, Biz Levin, Bain Feb. 2 RAIN DOGS, 1045 Park St. Degrader, Deadculture, Oppressive Nature, Strangled to Death, Holding Cell Feb. 4

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SAN MARCO, SOUTHBANK

JACK RABBITS, 1528 Hendricks Ave. Blackfoot Gypsies, Bryce Alastair Band Jan. 29. The Bronze Age, Conduit Jan. 30. Raspberry Pie, SCR, Luna Cruise Jan. 31. Purely Red, Heated State of Aggression, Banjoe Steve, Euclid Buffalo Feb. 1

SOUTHSIDE, BAYMEADOWS

VETERANS UNITED CRAFT BREWERY, 8999 Western Way, Ste. 104 Ken Mussleh Jan. 31 WHISKEY JAX, 10915 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 135 Last Stand Band Jan. 29. Futures Band Jan. 30. Train Wreck Jan. 31. Lunar Coast Feb. 1

SPRINGFIELD, NORTHSIDE

COPPERTOP BAR & RESTAURANT, 12405-7 N. Main St. Duval County Line Jan. 31 PALMS FISH CAMP, 6359 Heckscher Dr. Michael Ward & Friends Jan. 29 & Feb. 2. Taylor Shami Jan. 30. The Remedy Jan. 31 & Feb 1. Eric Alabiso Feb. 1. Lisa & the Mad Hatters Feb. 2

UPCOMING CONCERTS

STARS OF THE SIXTIES Feb. 7, Thrasher-Horne Center SIDELINE Feb. 8, Mudville Music Room COLD WAR KIDS, OVERCOATS Feb. 10, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall ABBA MANIA Feb. 12, Florida Theatre VIVA LAS VEGAS: ELVIS TRIBUTE Feb. 12-16, Alhambra Theatre

WILLIE NELSON Feb. 15, The Amp LINCOLNVILLE PORCH FEST Feb. 15, Eddie Vickers Park BELL BIV DEVOE, COLOR ME BADD Feb. 17, Florida Theatre JOHN FOGERTY Feb. 23, The Amp NEIL DIAMOND: SWEET CAROLINE TRIBUTE Feb. 24 & 25, Alhambra Theatre NEARLY NICKS Feb. 27, Thrasher-Horne Center FLORIDA TROUBADOURS Feb. 29, Mudville Music Room REO SPEEDWAGON Mar. 3, Florida Theatre DIANA ROSS Mar. 4, Times-Union Center RICHARD SMITH Mar. 5, Mudville Music Room SMOKESTACK Mar. 7, Iggy’s THE OUTLAWS Mar. 8, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall THE MCCARTNEY YEARS Mar. 9, Alhambra Theatre SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY, THE ASBURY JUKES Mar. 10, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall FRED EAGLESMITH, TIF GINN Mar. 12, Mudville Music Room JOSH GROBAN Mar. 13, Times-Union Center STEVE HACKETT Mar. 20, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall THE SOPHOMORE ATTEMPT, MODERN VIOLENCE, RUNNER’S HIGH Mar. 20, 1904 Music Hall AGAINST ME! Mar. 25, The Amp JASON ISBELL, THE 400 UNIT, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Mar. 27, The Amp KANE BROWN, RUSSELL DICKERSON, CHRIS LANE Mar. 28, Daily’s Place THE EVERLY BROTHERS TRIBUTE Mar. 30 & 31, Alhambra Theatre VANILLA ICE & SIR MIX-A-LOT Apr. 7, Clay County Fair MANDY MOORE Apr. 7, Florida Theatre LEO KOTTKE Apr. 10, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall COLE SWINDELL Apr. 17, Daily’s Place MELISSA ETHERIDGE Apr. 30, Thrasher-Horne Center LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE: ZOSO Apr. 30, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall AJR May 6, Daily’s Place THE 1975, PHOEBE BRIDGERS, BEABADOOBEE June 8, Daily’s Place REBELUTION, STEEL PULSE June 21, The Amp RINGO STARR, EDGAR WINTER June 26, The Amp

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FOLIO PETS

LOCAL PET EVENTS & ADOPTABLES MUTT MARCH FAQ SESSIONS Jacksonville’s largest dog walk and pet festival is coming up in April. Want to register for the big Mutt March? Or start a team and begin fundraising? Drop in for one (or both) of these hour-long info sessions. 11:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, Jacksonville Humane Society, 8464 Beach Blvd., Southside, jaxhumane.org, free.

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VOLUNTEER SHARES EXPERIENCE CARING FOR SHELTER ANIMALS

“A GOOD DEED IS ITS OWN REWARD.” You’ve heard the adage a million times, but it is never truer than when you’re a dog comforting your human–or when you’re a human volunteer taking care of furry friends. High school freshman Lucy Parker began volunteering at Animal Care and Protective Services, because she felt she had something to offer. She would be able to give back to the community by spending time with dogs and cats that needed love and attention. Little did she know how life changing the experience would be. Davi: Why did you start volunteering at ACPS? Parker: I needed community service volunteer hours to qualify for a college scholarship, and I love working with animals. I stumbled upon ACPS, which was one of the only places that would allow 14-year-olds to work one-on-one with the animals. Plus, it’s very close to my house. I attended an orientation, got a background check, and a few weeks later, I got an email saying I was all set. What’s a typical day like for you at the shelter? My typical day varies. When I arrive, I like to see which area of the shelter needs the most help. I usually help with dog walking, but if most of the dogs have already been taken care of, I help with cat adoptions or the surgical team. Which volunteer job is your favorite? Dog walking is my favorite, because I love playing with the dogs and watching their personalities come out in the play yard. What are the most rewarding parts about volunteering with animals? The most rewarding part of volunteering 24 | FOLIOWEEKLY.com | JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020

is when I get to see some of the animals I have worked with getting adopted. What is the most challenging aspect of being a volunteer? The hardest part of volunteering at the shelter is not being able to adopt them all myself, because they are all so sweet. What do you wish more people knew and understood about animal shelters? Whenever you go into the dog areas, they get really excited in their kennel and sometimes jump and bark, but that turns off a lot of people. I wish that people would understand that the dogs don’t act the same way when they are outside of their kennels. Sometimes, the jumpiest dogs in their kennels are the sweetest, calmest dogs when you take them outside, away from all the noise.

Emperor for hire, ready to rule over your heart! My subjects at JHS tell me I’m an extra good boy, and I can’t deny it. I’m a chill, easygoing gentleman who loves relaxing in bed while being fed treats by my devotees. I also enjoy taking strolls through the park and making new friends of all ages. Ready to be conquered by my puppy dog eyes? Stop by 8464 Beach Blvd. this week and ask to meet me!

PUPPY BOWL The second annual edition of this new canine tradition continues. Last year, more than 50 pups competed in four teams for the coveted Vince Lombarki Trophy. Don’t worry, sports fans–the pup game will be over in time for the main event. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, Kanine Social, 580 College St., Brooklyn, kaninesocial.com, $10/$20.

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What would you say to other individuals who want to help animals? If you love animals, then I recommend volunteering at ACPS. The animals, staff and other volunteers are all so sweet. Once you start volunteering, you won’t want to stop. Because most young people are naturally fond of animals, they are likely to be interested in how they can help dogs, cats and other shelter pets. Volunteering to help animals find or reconnect with loving homes empowers students to influence their communities in a positive, animal-friendly way. Students have a chance to witness firsthand the positive impact they can have on their communities by caring for animals in need—and that is its own reward. Davi the Dachshund mail@folioweekly.com Subscribe to Folio Weekly Magazine’s Pets Newsletter at folioweekly.com/newsletters

Xander’s the name, and cuddling’s my game! I’m a super friendly feline who loves snuggles, climbing and playing with all kinds of toys. I like spending time with people, other cats and even dogs! Wanna meet? You can find me at PetSmart at 8801 Southside Blvd. (Did you know you can adopt JHS cats from some PetSmart locations? It’s true!)

BREWHOUND SUPER BOWL LIV PARTY This dog-friendly watch party boasts a 12-foot inflatable screen, popcorn and comfort food courtesy of M.A.S. Smoked Meats. 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, BrewHound Dog Park + Bar, 1848 Kings Cir. S., Neptune Beach, brew-hound.com, free.


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FREEWILL ASTROLOGY

ARIES (March 21-April 19): My favorite ancient Greek philosopher was the rascal Diogenes. When Alexander the Great, the most powerful man in the world, came to meet Diogenes while he was relaxing outside and asked him if he needed any favors done, Diogenes replied, “Yeah, stop blocking my sunlight.” As for Plato, Diogenes complained that the famous philosopher talked too damn much and misinterpreted the teachings of Socrates. Borrow Diogenes’ attitude in the coming weeks; it’ll be healing for you to experiment with being brassy, saucy and sassy. Emphasize what makes you most unique, independent and self-expressive.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Critics liked the work of prolific novelist Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) well enough, but were suspicious of his productivity. When they discovered that one of Trollope’s motivations for writing was to make money, they disapproved. Then they found out that Trollope kept a watch nearby as he worked, determined to generate 250 words every 15 minutes. Creative artists are supposed to court inspiration, not adhere to a schedule—at least according to the critics. But I recommend Trollope-like behavior for you in the coming weeks. Cosmic forces will be on your side if you do.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In accordance with the astrological indicators, I invite you to rise and soar and glide during the coming weeks. Expand and enlarge and amplify. Don’t wait around hoping to be asked to explore and experiment and improvise—just do those things. It’s high time for you to enjoy stirring quests and research projects and missions dedicated to discovery. Be a fun-loving pioneer. Sample the joys of being a maverick and outlier.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Despite having been born as a fantasy-prone, overly sensitive Cancerian, I’ve become fairly earthy and well grounded. I have a good job, a nice house, a smart wife and an interesting daughter. On the other hand, I also love living in the soul’s realm. I have remembered and recorded an average of three dreams per night for many years. I cultivate alternate states of consciousness through meditation, prayer and ritual. In accordance with current astrological omens, I urge you to hang out more than usual in the soul’s realm during the coming weeks. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Can I talk you into being more tender and openhearted toward the people who care for you? I don’t mean to imply that you are currently too hard and closed. But the coming weeks will be prime time for you to enhance your receptivity. I think you’ll find it easier than usual to deepen your listening skills and intensify your sensitivity. You’ll have an acute intuitive grasp of the fact that you can earn yourself huge blessings by expressing love and compassion in very practical ways.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): All of us are in service to certain people or ideas or situations. We provide them with help or energy or mirroring or love. For some, this service feels like a burden. It’s grating or humbling or inconvenient, or all of the above. For others, being of service is fulfilling. We find a rich sense of purpose in our devotion to a higher cause or deeper calling beyond our selfish concerns. Among the 12 signs of the zodiac, you Virgos are more likely than most to carry out the latter kind of service.

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Author David Markson imagined what it would be like to write a novel that lacked conflicts or confrontations. Ursula K. Le Guin also fantasized about stories with plots that weren’t driven by strife and struggle. Since many of us are addicted to entertainment that depends on discord to be interesting, we might find it hard to imagine. But I’m pleased to inform you that your life in the coming weeks may be exactly like that: a fascinating adventure with few hassles and wrangles.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): According to painter Georgia O’Keeffe, success is irrelevant. The most crucial life-long effort that anyone can be devoted to is “making your unknown known.” Did she mean making your unknown known to yourself? Or making your unknown known to other people? Or both? According to my analysis of the astrological omens, the coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to do both. So I hope you will tease out your best and biggest mysteries from their hiding places. Give them expression.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You have a talent for burning bridges that really do need to be burned. Your intuition often guides you to assess when the time is ripe to withdraw from connections that no longer benefit you. On the other hand, you sometimes burn bridges prematurely. I offer these thoughts as a preface for my advice: 1. Refurbish rather than burn a certain bridge you’re a bit disenchanted with. 2. Build at least one new bridge that will be valuable in the future.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The shape of the planets’ orbits around the sun is elliptical, not circular. Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) was the first person to figure this out. He didn’t like it. He really wanted the orbits to be circular. That would have been more satisfying to his aesthetic and spiritual sensibilities. In the big picture of our understanding of the universe, of course, his discovery was felicitous. In the coming weeks, you will engage in a metaphorically comparable process. Hard work will yield useful, if unexpected, results.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Please don’t imitate or repeat yourself in the coming weeks. Refrain from relying on formulas that have worked for you before. Resolve to either ignore or rebel against your past as you dream up fresh gambits and adventures. Treat your whole life like an improvisatory game that has just one purpose: to attract and stir up useful novelty. If you do these things, Aquarius, I can practically guarantee that you will win the game. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Poet Robert Bly believes that each of us has a special genius, and the key to understanding and fully activating that genius is in our core wound. In other words, the part of us that got hurt the worst is potentially the generative source of the best gifts we have to give. Do you know where that is in yourself: the wound that could be the source of your blessing? Now is a great time to investigate this tantalizing mystery.

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BIRDBRAINED In the western German city of Kleve, a regional court in mid-January overruled a lower court and awarded the owner of a chicken mauled by a dog higher restitution because the chicken had television experience. Sieglinde the chicken, who died in the attack, had completed 10 hours of acting training and had appeared in at least one German movie, for which she received a three-figure daily fee. The court ordered the dog’s owner to pay €615 (about $680) in damages, the Associated Press reported. A regular chicken is worth about €15.

murder in Cumberland County, New Jersey, following an altercation with her husband on Jan. 12, the Associated Press reported. Authorities said Ayala, of Millville, and 35-year-old Axel Torres got into an argument in their home that became physical, and Torres left the premises. Ayala chased after him and stabbed him numerous times with the nail file tool on the clippers, causing wounds to his feet, hands, shoulders and left leg. When police arrived, they found Torres unresponsive and transported him to the hospital, where he died the next morning.

WEIRD SCIENCE On Jan. 22, the National Weather Service expanded its cold-weather warnings in South Florida to include falling iguanas along with falling temperatures. According to the Associated Press, the NWS alerted folks that the reptiles can become stunned by the cold and fall from their perches in trees. As temperatures rise during the day, they wake up, unharmed. Males can grow to 5 feet long and weigh 20 pounds. They aren’t considered to be dangerous to humans (unless they land on your head).

THE LAST STRAW After numerous complaints going back six months, according to a neighbor, Robert Wayne Miller, 57, was arrested at his home Zephyrhills, Florida, home on Dec. 22 for disturbing the peace with his lawn mower. Body-camera footage obtained by WFLA shows Pasco County Deputy Michael O’Donnell arriving at Miller’s property and calling out to him, followed by a revving of the mower’s engine. “I’ve had four people come out and tell me that they can’t take it anymore,” O’Donnell told Miller, who responded, “Whatever,” before turning on the mower again. Dwaine White, who lives across the street, told The Washington Post the mower isn’t even capable of cutting grass. “He’ll run that tractor all night, and it echoes all over the neighborhood,” White said. Miller was ultimately arrested for disturbing the peace and not complying with a law enforcement officer’s command. If convicted, he could spend 18 months in jail and pay a $1,500 fine.

ANIMAL FARM A Polish pig farmer in his 70s who had been missing since Dec. 31 is believed to have been eaten by his livestock, Fox News reported. Lubin District Prosecutor Magdalena Serafin told local media the farmer’s remains, consisting of bones and skull fragments, were found by a neighbor, who called police after spotting the bones while fetching water from a nearby well on Jan. 8. The farmer’s animals were roaming freely in the yard, and officials indicated it was clear that the pigs had feasted on him. They suspect he died of a fall or heart attack. OOPS! It’s been unseasonably cold in Florida (see Falling Iguanas item above), and one St. Petersburg man apparently became so desperate for warmth on Jan. 21 he set fire to a stack of paperwork in his apartment around 3 a.m. WFLA reported that the flames Mark Okrent, 66, ignited were significant enough to trigger smoke detectors, which summoned the fire department, but no one in the 30-unit building was hurt in the incident. Except Okrent, who was charged with first-degree arson. NEWS THAT SOUNDS LIKE A JOKE If you’ve always thought those nail clippers in your kitchen drawer were a harmless tool, think again. Kathleen Ayala, 30, has been charged with

AWESOME! Downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a little safer these days, thanks to the efforts of Night Watch, a helpful vigilante dressed in all black, with his face partially covered and wearing reflective goggles, WGHP reported on Jan. 22. “I’m not looking to be a Batman and go around beating up criminals,” he told a reporter. Instead, he’s an anonymous superhero who’s been patrolling the nighttime streets for about a month, hauling around a bag filled with food, clothing and toiletries for those in need. “There is no prerequisite for being a good person,” Night Watch said. On that night, he helped out about a dozen homeless people in the community. “It’s just nice that people aren’t totally freaked out,” he said. “Now they know who I am and that I’m trying to help.” weirdnewstips@amuniversal.com


FOLIO WEED

STRANGE BREWS SWEETWATER MEETS B-REAL

IT’S BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS SINCE SweetWater Brewing Company dropped the original G13 IPA. That was the first in a series of 420 Strain beers, which smell and taste like cannabis with none of the stuff in the mix. It made a big splash, almost instantly, and can now be found in cans, bottles and pint glasses at countless retailers throughout Northeast Florida. Well, you could count the places that have it, but it would be much easier to count the places that don’t—and that number decreases every week. The Atlanta-based craft brew crew has since released three more 420 Strain variants: the Mango Kush Wheat Ale, the Trainwreck Double IPA and the Chocolope Stout. They’re all delightful, in their own special way. (My favorite is the Mango Kush, which comes off the tap smelling more like weed than many actual strains of weed.) The folks at SweetWater have been kind enough to keep me updated on the latest developments, and the UPS man recently dropped off a box containing the newest member of the 420 Strain family: the Insane OG, a Mexicanstyle craft lager that may be the brewery’s most ambitious effort to date. Made with Saaz, Crystal and El Dorado hops and five different malts (including Carapils and Midnight Wheat), this stuff turns up at a commendable 5.6 percent ABV. As for the taste, it’s got that stiff edge one finds in a stronger Mexican beer, while the hempy flavor comes in on the back end. Insane OG represents a collaboration between SweetWater and the legendary Louis Freese, a.k.a. Dr. Greenthumb, best known as B-Real, the leader of the iconic California rap group Cypress Hill. In that

capacity, he was one of the first musicians to really bring the subject of cannabis into mainstream view. Cypress Hill dropped its first album in August 1991, almost a year before Snoop Dogg debuted on the brilliant Deep Cover soundtrack. Cypress Hill’s ninth album, Elephants on Acid, was released in 2018. Freese has also put out about a dozen EPs, mixtapes and collaboration projects on his own. The most interesting is probably 2017’s Prophets of Rage, a radically hyperpolitical record created by a supergroup starring Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine/ Audioslave, as well as Chuck D and longtime local favorite DJ Lord from Public Enemy. Michael Moore directed the group’s first video (whose title can’t be repeated here), and the album received generally good reviews as it made the critical rounds. Music aside, Freese has created his own sort of cottage industry, and the Insane OG is just one of many projects he’s been working on. He’s helping SweetWater put on its annual Sweetwater 420 Fest, which is scheduled for April 24-26 in Atlanta. And next month, he headlines Sweetwater’s 23rd Anniversary Party alongside Arrested Development and Dumpstaphunk. The company’s entire output will be on tap, in addition to a special anniversary brew that debuts the day of the event. Road trip? Heck, yeah! Holla if you hear me! Shelton Hull mail@folioweekly.com Subscribe to the Folio Weed Newsletter at folioweekly.com/newsletters

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NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND INAUGURAL DCAZ CALLS ALL SELF-PUBLISHERS

JACKSONVILLE IS BEHIND ON SOME things. In our opinion and in our experience, the vital advantage is that our local soil is rested and rich. There is an opportunity to create the culture that you want in the city. Should you have the determination to plant your ideas, the chances of them taking root is well on your side. There is a garden already sprouting here that most won’t see: self-publishers, people from all classes of society who create tangible forms of media such as mini-comics, alternative press and zines with whatever resources they have available to them. These creators distribute their works through independent bookshops, vending at local markets or leaving them in a bread crumb-like trails wherever they wander. Local zine maker Doug Knight leaves hand created zines all over downtown and Riverside, in defunct newspaper kiosks, and then posts a cryptic photo on his social media with the name of the street where someone might be able to claim it. There are nearly no boundaries to content in the self-publishing world. You can find about anything one’s heart desires: how-to guides, memoirs, fan fiction, social justice literacy, self-help, recipes, photographs, collaborative anthologies, poetry, community showcases, board game zines and informational pamphlets. And because self-publishing is infrequently profitable, competition is almost non-existent. Experienced self-publishers are open to provide encouragement or assistance to those who ask. Self-publishing is a labor of love and bursting with creativity from all skill levels. To provide a guiding light on this path is like moving a flowerpot to the sunny side of a room. My self-published project for the last seven years, River City Raunch, is a collection of stories that residents confess about their experience with love and sex in Jacksonville. The project began from conversations with strangers, which morphed into an investigation of human relation to sexuality and the repressed self. Ten issues later, the audience and interest in self-publishing has only grown. I now find myself listening less to personal stories and more providing guidance to

people who are interested in creating their own self-published works. In this secret garden of self-publishers, I was introduced to a mental health professional who believes in the healing power and empowerment of sharing one’s story in printed form. They began creating zines to cope with their own trauma narrative and disseminate important information on psychological well-being. After attending zine fests in other major cities together, we discussed the need for Jacksonville to host its own celebration of voices underserved by mainstream publications. Excitement took root in our minds, and we partnered together to organize Jacksonville’s first zine festival, Duval Comic and Zine Fest. We agreed that the Jacksonville Public Library downtown was an ideal host. Our beautiful main library has the regions largest collection of zines in the entire Southeast, and the Jax Makerspace provides an area large enough to host the number of participants that we anticipate. With the help of the city of Jacksonville, we set a date—March 28—for this free event, which offers free tabling for selfpublishers to showcase their work. There will be bookbinding and zine-making workshops as well as panel discussions featuring the local creators who helped lay the foundation for Northeast Florida’s DIY and self-publishing community. Self-publishers are encouraged to register online through Feb. 15 to participate (visit dcazfest.com). Aspiring zine makers are encouraged to attend free weekly workshops every Monday night at Rain Dogs. There they can learn more or find guidance to create their own works. Readers and collectors can find updates on social media. DCAZ will be Jacksonville’s first and only event designed to celebrate regional self-publishers and provide the public a place to experience what passions people have put down on paper and reproduced. Lindsay Anderson on behalf of the DCAZ team mail@folioweekly.com __________________________________ Anderson is a zine maker and a pillar of Jacksonville’s alternative community.

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