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ROLLCALL MIKE WHITE

KYLE BROWN

PRESIDENT

The annual candlelight tour of Villa Zorayda

ACCOUNTING

The lighting of the downtown shops of Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL HOLIDAY TRADITION?

NATALIA GONZALES

NIA ALAILIMA

PRODUCTION MANAGER

I enjoy dressing up like elves and handing out gifts as a company at Community Connections.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

CEO OF THE BUZZ MAGAZINE

MEREDITH TEKIN

TODD RYKACZEWSKI

MOCA’s New Year’s Eve Celebration is a great event!

Holidazzle at Riverside Arts Market

The dressing of the Palms in St. Augustine

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“It’s a Wonderful Life” at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The Holiday Story time Reading & Elf Workshop

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops performance

Champagne and Shopping at the Cummer

The Community Nutcracker

I always enjoy the traditional feast of “The Day After Christmas Avoid the Malls.” Very special to me.

MADELEINE BURK

CRAIG ONEAL

MARIE BOIAN-MEYER

MONICA STOUDER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DIGITAL MARKETING DIRECTOR

TIFFANY MCDONALD

AMY GRESS

Christmas Made in the South

Heading down to St. Augustine for the Night of Lights.

JSYO’s free holiday concert

The First Coast Nutcracker

Boat Parade

St. Augustine Winter Wonderland

KAMESHIA WASHINGTON

CATHERINE WYSOCZANSKI

COURTNEY NICHOLS

Boat Parade

A Swamp Radio Christmas

Hometown Holiday in the Park at the Clarke House Park on Kingsley. It is fun for all ages!

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MARKETING SPECIALIST

I think the Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville is a great cause.

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Luminaria in Riverside and Avondale. It’s beautiful and a great way to meet your neighbors.

The Chinese Acrobats at The Florida Theatre

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DAVID PEARCE

Having served in the US Marines, It would be the Marine Corps Birthday that took place November 10th.

The Christmas tree lighting at the Landing

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FEATURED Holiday Gift Guide ................................................................................17 Photo by Craig ONeal

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FCNMHP Mega Pet Adoption .............................................................19 The 12 Santas of Christmas.................................................................20-21 Getting-2-Know Our Cover Santa Bill Bishop .................................22 The Salvation Army Angel Tree Project ...........................................30

ENTERTAINMENT

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COMMUNITY

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THE ARTS

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THEATRE

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KIDS

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CUISINE

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MUSIC

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1010XL SPORTS & HEALTH

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AROUND TOWN

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NIGHTLIFE

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BRAIN FOOD

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SHOPPING VILLAGE GIFT BASKET An awesome “Shopping Village Gift Basket” filled with goodies from various vendors featured at the Hometown Holiday in the Park!

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ENTERTAINMENT

BUZZ PICKS Now-Jan 4 JAX ILLUMINATIONS

Morocco Shrine Center JaxIlluminations.com

Jax Illuminations has created a wonderful opportunity for families to create a new holiday tradition. Enjoy the magic of driving through a mile of holiday lights that are perfectly synchronized to holiday music. Come see over half a MILLION brilliant LED lights that dance, twinkle and sparkle to some of your favorite holiday songs.

Dec 6

CHRISTMAS IN AVONDALE

Downtown Avondale RiversideAvondale.org

For over 35 years the Avondale Merchant Association has been showing our appreciation to our friends and neighbors by hosting Christmas in Avondale. For this event, the streets of Avondale are closed and packed with families and friends celebrating the start of the holiday season. There will be live music, games, and many planned activities to ensure that everyone has a great time.

Dec 3-23

GINGERBREAD HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZA

Old St. AndrewsHeadquarters of the Jacksonville Historical Society GingerbreadJax.org

The Jacksonville Historical Society’s annual Gingerbread Extravaganza showcases some of the most creative art exhibited during the year in Jacksonville. Gingerbread and confection creations from traditional houses to animals and fairy tale themes offer holiday magic. Hundreds of hours are required for the construction of these edible structures – amazing sights to behold!

Dec 6

BEACHES TOWN CENTER HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

Beaches Town Center, Atlantic and Neptune Beach BeachesTownCenter.com/

Starting at 3 p.m. with a bike parade, there will be musical and dance performances, face painting and “Make your own and take it home” craft tables for all ages. Jump on the hayride or trackless train. Join in the activities set up throughout Beaches Town Center. The Mayors of both cities will light the community tree & Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by sleigh at 6 p.m.

NowJan 11 WINTERFEST

Adventure Landing JaxWinterFest.com

Winter enthusiasts from around the First Coast will enjoy a host of festivities from ice skating to alpine slides to visits and pictures with Santa and nightly snowfalls. Amidst a host of attractions, visitors can also wind through the snowy village and enjoy window displays and lights galore.

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Dec 2ND ANNUAL SUGAR CANE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SLOW FOOD FIRST COAST

St. Augustine Distillery Co. StAugustineDistillery.com

Round up the gang and head to this unique winter festival. Check the old fashioned cane boil and food by local artisans. Dance to the solo sounds of JJ Grey! Tickets are $5 per person; parking is $10 per car (carpool encouraged).

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SCIENCE WITH SANTA

Museum of Science and History TheMOSH.org

Science with Santa tickets will be distributed on a first-come, firstserved basis. “The Alien Who Stole Christmas” will play in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. The day will also include meet and greets with Santa and holiday crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Doors will open early at 8:15 a.m. for MOSH Members with a special Members only meet and greet with Santa at 8:30 a.m. followed by Science with Santa at 9 a.m.

Dec 12-14, Dec 18-Jan 3 ZOOLIGHTS

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens JacksonvilleZoo.org

Dec 12 & 13 HOMETOWN HOLIDAY IN THE PARK

Clarke House Park, Orange Park TownOfOrangePark.com

Let this two-night celebration fill your spirit with the joys of the season! There will be a shopping village, magical snow rides through a illuminated trail and live entertainment. Don’t miss this year’s addition of classic holiday films on the big screen! Admission is free for this all ages event!

Dec 13

HOLIDAZZLE!

Riverside Arts Market RiversideArtsMarket.com

With extended holiday shopping hours, this nighttime Riverside Arts Market experience with holiday lights and short format Christmas classics (think How the Grinch Stole Christmas) on a 32’ big screen on the River Stage, is a truly unique event on the river. Winter brews, wine and holiday cocktails will be available for the grown-ups with hot chocolate and other treats available for the kids. Holiday-themed activities will complete the festive experience!

Thousands of LED lights will transform the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes. Guests will have the opportunity to view sculptures and performances by local artists, yarn bombing by Yarn Bomb Jax, and a train display by the First Coast Model Railroad Society in our Discovery Center in Play Park. Guests can also enjoy carousel rides, the 4-D Theater Ride featuring the Polar Express, marshmallow roasting, warm weather “ice” skating and more!

Dec 13

REGATTA OF LIGHTS

St. Augustine Bayfront StAugustineYachtClub.com

Annual holiday parade of motorized vessels – sailboats, trawlers, shrimp boats and many other vessels all-a-glitter with brilliant lighted displays ranging from patriotic to whimsical. Awards will be made for the best theme, most colorful, best in class and best overall. Beginning at 6 p.m., the boats will light up St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay between the Bridge of Lions and Castillo de San Marcos.

Dec 20

JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside 2014JBRJacksonville.Kintera.org

Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. December 2014 • www.iwantaBUZZ.com

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What’s Happening

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In the Zone By Elizabeth Hecht

Complimentary Laughs Provided by The Comedy Zone

2nd Annual Sugar Cane Harvest Dec. 6, KYV Farm, St. Augustine, StAugustineDistillery.com ***Wednesday Market at the Pier: Every Wed., St. Augustine Pier, TheCivicAssociation.org PitchCraft: Dec. 2, CoWork Jax, CoWorkJax.com Holiday on the River Dance and Concert: Dec. 3-Dec. 21, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com First Wednesday Art Walk: Dec. 3, Downtown Jacksonville, ILoveArtWalk.com A Christmas Nativity Display: Dec. 5 & Dec. 6, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, St. Augustine, OldCity.com 2014 Art and Antiques Show: Dec. 5-Dec. 7, Prime Osborne Convention Center, ArtAndAntiquesShow.com

“Plastic surgery is like fast food. It’s never as good as the picture.” – Frankie Paul Frankie Paul’s loveable personality and energetic stage presence have led to a successful entertainment career for 25 years. He has appeared on MTV’s “Half Hour Comedy Hour,” “Comic Relief” and won the Coconut Comedy LaffOff. He will be at the Comedy Zone December 3-20.

Holiday Art Sale Opening Reception: Dec. 5, The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, OldCity.com ***Historic Weapons Demonstrations: Every Fri.-Sun., Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, OldCity.com First Friday Art Walk: Dec. 5, Downtown St. Augustine, ArtGalleriesofStAugustine.org Gentle Stretch with Gina Marie: Dec. 5, Anastasia Island Branch Library, St. Augustine, OldCity.com Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Dec. 5, Hypolita St., St. Augustine, OldCity.com Rails to Trails Festival: Dec. 5 & Dec. 6, Rails and Trails, Elkton, SeaCHRC.org 2nd Annual Sugar Cane Harvest: Dec. 6, KYV Farm, St. Augustine, StAugustineDistillery.com 60th Annual Christmas Parade: Dec. 6, St. Augustine, (904) 824-4997 First Annual Gamble Rogers Fest at Ponte Vedra: Dec. 6, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Vedra, GambleRogersFest.org ***Riverside Arts Market: Every Sat., Riverside Arts Market, RiversideArtsMarket.com Armada FC Holiday Select-Your-Seat: Dec. 6, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, DowntownJacksonville.org ***Holiday Shopping & Wine Experience: Every Sat., Gifted Cork, St. Augustine, OldCity.com

– J Bliss

First Sundays Soul Jazz Brunch: Dec. 7, Jacksonville Sports Tavern, JaxSportsTavern.com

J Bliss has a knack for capturing an audience’s attention with quick-witted humor. He finds entertainment in daily observations and personal experiences that transfer into his act. Bliss recently won the “Fan Favorite” award at the 2014 Comedy $10K Competition and will be at the Comedy Zone December 3-20.

JAXUSA Partnership Luncheon: Dec. 8, Hyatt Regency at Jacksonville Riverfront, DowntownJacksonville.org OneSpark Creator Meet Up and Food Fun: Dec. 9, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Hometown Holiday in the Park: Dec. 12 & Dec. 13, Clarke House Park, Orange Park, TownOfOrangePark.com Southern Classic Gun and Knife Show: Dec. 13-Dec. 14, Jacksonville Fairgrounds, JacksonvilleFair.com Yappy Hour Christmas “Paw”ty: Dec. 14, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

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“I hate how my hairline just up and decided to quit doing his job. Dude really just checked out, like: ‘Two words: I’m Gone.’”

More details are online at ComedyZone.com or Facebook.com/ComedyZoneJax.


COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY EDITOR

Dr. Judith A.M. Smith

President & CEO, HandsOn Jacksonville

To get involved in our community visit HandsOnJax.org

Making a Difference: non-profit & charity leaders in our community

For more than 20 years, the Coalition has been dedicated to improving birth outcomes in the region, a commitment that has continued uninterrupted during leadership changes and agency growth over the past year. Despite overall historic progress, more work needs to be done to ensure every baby has a healthy start. There is a growing need to be more collaborative in our community to tackle the complex systems that are impacting the health of families in our community.”

UCOM is an example of the great things that can happen in a community when churches, businesses, and civic groups work together. Our network of supporting churches and other organizations, have fed hundreds of thousands of people and provided job opportunities for thousands. Through UCOM’s programs, lives have been changed and improved. By continuing to work together, we will end hunger and poverty in our community.”

JENNIFER GORNTO

HEATHER MAUNEY

Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition | NEFHealthyStart.org

UCOM UrbanServ, Inc | UCOMJax.org

Jennifer Gornto, M.P.H., joined the Healthy Start Coalition in October 2013. During her tenure, she has overseen the expansion of the Magnolia Project, a federal Healthy Start program; the local implementation of the Healthy Start redesign; and the continued focus on serving babies, families and the community to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality. Gornto is an experienced and enthusiastic professional with a strong background in public health, epidemiology, evaluation, marketing and community partnerships. A native of Jacksonville, she graduated with an M.P.H. from Emory University and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Mercer University.

Heather has been Executive Director of UCOM UrbanServ, Inc. since October 2012. Under her guidance and leadership, UCOM has expanded its partnership outreach to include local businesses and civic groups, as well as partnerships with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jacksonville Giants. Service numbers have grown by 30% and our programs have grown to include an annual Christmas party, Summer Lunch Program and school supply giveaway.

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Community

COMMUNITY FOCUS

The Most Interesting Person I’ve Interviewed This Month

VIM-Jax.org

If you haven’t heard of Courtney Lewis yet, well where have you been, exactly?

COURTNEY LEWIS

Volunteers in Medicine

Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville is a free healthcare clinic serving the working uninsured with primary and specialty medical care. Since opening in 2003, we have provided over 60,000 free appointments to people who earn their own living and yet still cannot afford the cost of healthcare on their own. Patients receive office visits, lab work, and many medications at no cost. In addition to basic primary care, we provide lung function testing, eye exams, prescription eyeglasses, nutritional counseling, weight loss counseling and diabetes education. Medical and administrative services are provided by a cadre of over 200 dedicated, professional volunteers who give of their time to improve the health of the greater Jacksonville community.

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

Lewis is the young, charismatic, insanely talented new music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. At the ripe old age of 30, the Belfast, Ireland, native was chosen among a slew of talented contenders from around the country to replace the outgoing Fabio Mechetti as conductor with our local symphony.

With stints at the New York Philharmonic and Boston’s Discovery Ensemble already under his belt, Lewis, who was educated at Cambridge, is perfectly poised to lead the symphony forward – and attract younger fans to the genre.

“We’ve got to inspire a new generation to love classical music,” says Lewis, who is sure to bring a Millenial Generation approach to a very traditional sphere.

Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville is open Tuesday through Saturday for clinical appointments, nursing appointments, blood pressure checks, and prescription pickup. We qualify new patients twice per week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, after a preliminary phone screening. Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville is a non-profit, receives no federal or state funding, and operates with financial support from corporations, foundations and individuals.

North Florida Council Boy Scouts of America NFCScouting.org The North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices in their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath & Law.

His recent debut drew record crowds to the Times-Union Center. Keep the positive momentum going and learn more at www.JaxSymphony.org!

The North Florida Council encompasses 17 counties in the northeast Florida area with almost 6,500 volunteers and serves over 50,000 youth in over 850 units.

Feeding Northeast Florida FeedingNEFL.org Feeding Northeast Florida is the new community-driven food bank created to serve those who lack the “First Need” of us all – a consistent and nutritious supply of food. Feeding Northeast Florida is affiliated with Feeding America, an organization at the forefront of solving the crisis of food insecurity across our nation.

LEADERSHIP JAX

An interview with a leader in the Jacksonville Community

DR. LARRY FOX

Pediatric Endocrinologist, Nemours - Medical Director, NE Florida - Pediatric Diabetes Center

This is a brand new food bank and a whole different business model called “Fast, Fresh & Free”. The network of member food pantries and community agencies are deeply rooted in neighborhoods across the area to get food to those who need it most. On a daily basis volunteers play a key role in doing the work of a food bank. Feeding Northeast Florida needs people to make phone calls, sort and package food and much more. The work they do in the community is critical to thousands of hungry families, elderly and children. Your time is precious to you, but your time invested on behalf of a hungry child is priceless. Go to their web site to learn more and sign up to help!

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BUZZ: Was it always your goal to become an endocrinologist? Tell us about your journey. Dr. Fox: Early in medical school I was fascinated with the physiology of the endocrine system. Later on during medical school I was able to see several patients with a variety of endocrine (hormone) disorders and became even more interested in this field and in being an endocrinologist. During my pediatric residency (in Phoenix, AZ) this interest was enhanced by the many different endocrine disorders I encountered in children and adolescents, including diabetes. I knew soon after starting residency that I wanted to be a pediatric endocrinologist. I went on to complete my training at UCLA in their pediatric endocrinology fellowship training program. BUZZ: You were one of the leaders recognized at the Legacy of Leaders dinner and in the Portrait of Leadership Gallery that was held at Ocean 60. What does being a leader mean to you? Dr. Fox: I am very honored to be considered a leader in this community. Being a leader means a number of things to me. First, it means being not just a part of the community but also doing what you can to support the community and those around you. It also means being an excellent role model for my children and for all of my patients. It is important to instill inspiration in our children. Being a leader helps them become future leaders. BUZZ: What advice would you leave future leaders? Dr. Fox: The future leaders of our world are our children and our children’s children. I hope to encourage others to work hard but still enjoy what life has to offer. Our future leaders need to recognize the importance of family and community.

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Community Events

Visit iwantaBUZZ.com calendar to find more community events.

Breakfast w/ Santa Dec. 6 & Dec. 7, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, JacksonvilleZoo.org

***Daytime Tour at Catty Shack: Every Thurs., Additionally Dec. 21, Dec. 28-Dec. 31, Closed Dec. 25, Catty Shack Ranch, CattyShack.org Duval County Public School Elementary Science Fair: Dec. 4, Prime Osborne Convention Center, Shakeatha Butler-ButlerS2@DuvalSchools.org A Visit with Santa: Dec. 6 & 7, Catty Shack Ranch, CattyShack.org Ortega River Holiday Cruise: Dec. 6, Friendship Fountain, StJohnsRiverKeeper.org Guided Cultural Hike: Dec. 6, GTM Research Reserve’s Trailhead Pavilion, Ponte Vedra, OldCity.com Cherokee Demonstration and Lectures: Dec. 6, Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, St. Augustine, OldCity.com Breakfast w/ Santa: Dec. 6 & Dec. 7, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, JacksonvilleZoo.org Tobacco Free St. Johns Monthly Meeting: Dec. 10, Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, OldCity.com Little Learners: Dec. 10, Museum of Science and History, TheMOSH.org Jacksonville Science Festival Workshop: Dec. 10, Museum of Science and History, TheMOSH.org Riverkeeper Sunset Holiday Mingle: Dec. 11, JU’s Marine Science Research Institute, StJohnsRiverKeeper.org Jax Holiday Lights: Dec. 11, Unity Plaza, UnityPlazaJax.org 2014 ZOOLights: Dec. 12-Dec. 14, Dec. 18-Jan. 3, Closed on Dec. 25, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, JacksonvilleZoo.org Girl Scout Workshop: Dec. 13, Museum of Science and History, TheMOSH.org Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville: Dec. 13, Prime Osborne Convention Center, CCPOJ.org Science with Santa: Dec. 13, Museum of Science and History, TheMOSH.org Annual Historic Springfield Holiday Home Tour: Dec. 13, Springfield, HistoricSpringfield.org

FCNMHP Mega Adoption Event Dec. 19-Dec. 21, Jacksonville Fairgrounds, JacksonvilleFair.com McCoy’s Creek Cleanup: Dec. 14, TBA, StJohnsRiverKeeper.org Homeschool Program: Dec. 17, Museum of Science and History, TheMOSH.org FCNMHP Mega Adoption Event: Dec. 19-Dec. 21, Jacksonville Fairgrounds, FCNMHP.org

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THE ARTS

Arts Unleashed

Be On The Look Out For Donald Copper Head Maxey

I’m a native of Jacksonville, Florida, and a Journeyman Metal Worker with 30 years’ experience in my craft. About 18 years ago I started making the eight-pointed copper star that has become my signature. From that, the artwork has expanded to the many things you will see displayed around town, on the website and many more pieces I have given to my family and friends. Some of my most notable pieces are the award-winning birdhouses and the game fish. There is no limit to what can be done with copper and I’m always open to suggestions. Working small pieces on site when I’m at a show lets people see how I work the metal into something special. I hope that everyone continues to enjoy my artwork as much as I enjoy making it. Take a moment and visit my web site at CopperHeadMetalArts.com.”

Be On The Look Out For Winter Broadhurst

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inter Broadhurst is a local artist who strives to have an impact on the world through her art. Winter participated in the Awareness with Art (AWA) program to support the Inn Ministry (InnMinistry.org), which is a home away for expecting mothers who are homeless and or in a dangerous situation. Some of the proceeds from her auctioned artwork from AWA went to the Inn Ministry. A student at FSCJ, Winter has received the honor of being on the President’s List twice. Right now she is working towards her Associate in Arts degree. Eventually Winter wants the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Converged Communications, so she can work in the non-profit field. Winter’s goal is to be able to use her art and writing gifts aiding non-profits in their important work. Winter Broadhurst has a piece of artwork currently on display at Florida State College, Kent Campus.

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Art Locale

Author’s Note Lena Diaz Books: “He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not”; “Simon Says Die”; “Ashes Ashes, They All Fall Dead”; “Take the Key and Lock Her Up”; “The Marshal’s Witness”; “Explosive Attraction”; “Undercover Twin”; “Tennessee Takedown”; “The Bodyguard” Lena Diaz returns with another sexy, thrilling Deadly Games novel and the darkest question of all: what do you do when your freedom could cost you your life?

HOLIDAZZLE!

Dec. 13

Riverside Arts Market • RiversideArtsMarket.com Holidazzle! is Northeast Florida’s holiday experience for the entire family! With extended holiday shopping hours until 9 p.m., this nighttime Riverside Arts Market experience with locally made gifts, holiday lights and short format Christmas classics (think “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”) on a 32-foot big screen on the River Stage, is a truly unique event on the river. Winter brews, wine and holiday cocktails will be available for the grown-ups with hot chocolate and other treats available for the kids.

FEATURED EVENTS

HOLIDAY ON THE RIVER: DANCE AND CONCERT SERIES Dec. 3-Dec. 21 Jacksonville Landing • JacksonvilleLanding.com The 2014 Holiday on the River Dance and Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday, December 3, and will continue through Sunday, December 21. Enjoy the holiday season as local schools, churches and dance groups perform in front of the 56-foot tall Christmas Tree in the Courtyard. Performances take place during lunch and in the evenings.

Detective Emily O’Malley just stumbled upon a killer’s lair—and the remains of a woman he kept locked away for years. But this killer isn’t done yet. More women are missing, and all clues point to Devlin Buchanan—the man who seems to know just a little too much. Emily’s instincts are rarely wrong, and now they’re telling her this sexy, mysterious man is hiding something big … As a trained assassin for EXIT Inc, a top-secret mercenary group posing as an international tour company, Devlin “Devil” Buchanan isn’t afraid to take justice into his own hands. But when the hot new detective on his trail gets too close to the organization and a contract is placed on her life, Devlin does the only thing he can: he turns rogue agent and kidnaps her to save her life. With EXIT Inc. closing in and passions running hot between them, Emily and Devlin must work together to find the missing women and clear both their names before time runs out and the key to freedom is thrown away. Website: LenaDiaz.com Twitter: twitter.com/LenaDiaz

TALKS AND TEA: THE SCULPTURE OF CHAIM GROSS

33NYE: MAD HATTER’S BALL Dec. 31

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MOCA Jacksonville • MOCAJacksonville.org

Cummer Museum • CummerMuseum.org

Go through the looking glass and welcome 2015 in style at MOCA Jacksonville. This year’s fete will once again prove to be the thing to do on New Year’s Eve. Revel the night away on the dance floor, enjoy festive drinks and eats, and experience the best ball drop countdown in the city! Black tie optional. Hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and entertainment are complimentary with admission.

Please join the Cummer Museum for a discussion of its new exhibition, “All Together: The Sculpture of Chaim Gross.” Admission is $6 per person and free to active Docents. The Talks & Tea Lecture Series invites you to sit comfortably in the Auditorium, Galleries or Gardens while art historians, artists and other experts facilitate informational and educational discussions on various topics related to the Museum’s Permanent Collection and Special Exhibitions. At the conclusion of each talk, tea and light refreshments will be served.

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THEATRE IN THE KNOW

Interview with Toni Philips from, “A SWAMP RADIO CHRISTMAS” BUZZ: Would you please tell us a little bit about BUZZ: What is the strangest thing a role required your background in theatre here in Jacksonville? you to do? TP: I did some acting in high school, and later, but I TP: In the play, “In the BLOOD,” I went from being a really became involved when Sarah Boone at Theatre funny 12 year old in some scenes, to being the cold, Jacksonville needed an actor to replace someone angry adult in the next. It was a lot! who had to drop out of “The Little Foxes” in 2001. I felt so welcomed that I’ve never really left. BUZZ: What is something embarrassing or unexpected that happened to you on stage? BUZZ: Would you tell me about your part in “A Swamp Radio Christmas”? TP: I “lost” the lyrics to a song during a show, but the musical director saved me! I now study lines and/ TP: I am one of the “Retreads,” the actors who perform or lyrics on my drives the entire time I’m in a show! I scenes and read stories in the live show. The shows are spend a lot of time in the car) recorded and edited into a podcast available online. The shows have also been aired on 89.9 WJCT. BUZZ: Is there anything you want to say about theatre in Jacksonville? BUZZ: Is there a character you’ve portrayed that has stuck with you? TP: If you have not come out to see a show, come out! The actors and directors all move about the TP: Mother Abigail in “John Coffey refuses to save city to do the plays they want to do. Each theatre is the World.” Staged reading, but powerful. Also, the different in size and character, but all are good, and at Welfare in the play, “In the Blood.” She was so far away times, great. “Les Miserables” at Theatre Jacksonville from me and the roles I’ve played; I was amazed I was last season, for instance. I’ve had the pleasure to be able to “go there.” in shows at Theatre Jacksonville, Players by the Sea, ABET, Flagler College and with Swamp Radio. I’ve seen many shows at these theaters as well as The 5 BUZZ: For you, what is the most important trait and Dime, the Limelight in St. Augustine, Amelia an actor/actress can have? Community Theatre, Stage Aurora and the Alhambra. They are amazing. We should celebrate local theatre. TP: The ability to listen and react honestly for the You don’t have to go out of town to see a great show. character you’re playing. It’s a crucial part of the Come play with us! I hope to see you soon! teamwork that the performing arts are. And, being “ A Swamp Radio Christmas” open to explore characters and ideas! Dec 21st • Florida Theatre • FloridaTheatre.com

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Players By The Sea Players by the Sea presents history that sizzles!

“Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” Unfolding on the Studio Stage January 9 – 24, Players by the Sea presents the fascinating and confounding story of Oscar Wilde’s flamboyant swath through English literature, high society and low life. At the height of his success in 1895, with two of his most brilliant comedies (“An Ideal Husband” and “The Importance of Being Earnest”) reigning in London’s West End, Wilde brought a court action for libel against a brutish aristocrat, the Marquess of Queensberry. It led to his downfall, imprisonment, and death in disgrace and exile. Was Wilde willfully self-destructive? Or pitifully delusional and blinded by love? A martyr to repressive Victorian hypocrisy? Or the victim of his own egotism and arrogance? Perhaps all of the above? Moises Kaufman’s riveting docu-drama “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” explores this fateful tale in words drawn directly from the court records, newspaper accounts of the time and eye-witness memoirs. Debuting Off-Off-Broadway in 1997 (featuring Jacksonville actor Michael Emerson in the lead role), the show created a sensation and subsequently moved OffBroadway to great acclaim.

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Vote for your favorite Santa and Client Focused Media and The Jacksonville BUZZ Magazine will be giving away $5,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES to benefit a local nonprofit organization of the winning Santa’s choice. CAST YOUR VOTE BY DECEMBER 31ST

Melissa Ross

The HEAL Foundation

Mike Buresh Salvation Army

Bill Bishop

Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association

Arthur Crofton Catty Shack Ranch

Nicole Brose

First Coast No More Homeless Pets

Mark Frisch

Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Directed by Dave Alan Thomas, the show features Bill Ratliff as Oscar Wilde and an eight-person ensemble re-creating more than twenty real-life characters, from Queen Victoria to sleazy “rent boys.” The ensemble showcases the talents of David Benfield, Noah Bennett, Ron Shreve, Kelby Siddons, Karen Overstreet, Kevin Bodge, Daniel Austin and Roger Lowe. Performances are January 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee performance January 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23 for adults; $20 for students, seniors and military. Thursday Student Nights offer half price admission with valid student ID. For information and tickets, call (904)249-0289 or log onto www.PlayersByTheSea.org.

Daniel Bean The Bridge

Adrian Pickett

Don’t Talk About It, Be About It (DTAIBAI)

Joe Solsana

National Association of Veterans & Families

Audrey Moran Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless

Steve DeSorbo

Nourish Hope Food Bank/ Lutheran Social Services

Chevara Orrin We Are Straight Allies

Winner will be announced January 3rd on IVOTETOGIVE.COM *One vote per email address is allowed.

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Theatre Locale

CENTER STAGE THIS MONTH

“THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL” Now-Dec. 13

Players By The Sea • PlayersByTheSea.org

At Starke’s premier mobile home community, everyone is full of Keg Nog and holiday cheer, except grumpy Darlene, who hates the C-word (Christmas, that is). When she is accidentally electrocuted by holiday lights, Darlene is struck with amnesia and new-found neighborly affection, which leads her astray from boyfriend Jackson Boudreau. “H-E-double toothpicks” breaks loose and Armadillo Acres’ big-haired, big-hearted trio Betty, Lin, and Pickles have to restore order and save Christmas, with the help of three ghosts, a magic Christmas tree, a drunken drugstore Santa, and a lots of rollicking tunes.

“MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL” Dec. 5-Jan. 4

Limelight Theatre • LimelightTheatre.Ticketleap.com

Based on the movie of the same name, “MIRACLE ON 34th STREET” features a score by none other than Meredith Wilson. Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year old daughter Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor Fred Gailey tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed –but when it turns out Macy’s Santa may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.

“IRVIN BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS” Now-Dec. 24

Alhambra • AlhambraJax.com

Continuing what has become a long-standing Jacksonville tradition, The Alhambra Theater & Dining is preparing for its annual Christmas show, this year “White Christmas.” After 19 straight years of showing “Christmas Carole,” the Alhambra decided five years ago on an every-other-year pattern, alternating with a different Christmas show. Two seasons ago “White Christmas” was such a big hit, the Alhambra decided to run it again in 2014. “White Christmas” runs through December 24.

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“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” Dec. 23

Times Union Center • ArtistSeriesJax.org

This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement, and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.

“THE NUTCRACKER”

“JINGLE BELL ROCK”

Dec. 12 & Dec. 13

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Florida Theatre • FloridaTheatre.com

Thrasher-Horner Center • THCenter.org

Every year, The Community Nutcracker delights audiences of all ages with this holiday classic. More than 200 children from Northeast Florida audition and perform in the production. Additionally, The Community Nutcracker issues 2,000 free tickets to various Jacksonville agencies and organizations to attend a Community Service Night performance. Residents and clients from area nursing homes and nonprofit agencies are also able to attend the ballet.

This fast-paced, fun-filled show is a high-energy celebration of the holiday season. With such classics as “Sleigh Ride,” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Jingle Bell Rock features a live band, talented singers, lots of holiday fun and of course, everyone’s favorite, Santa Claus! This talented cast guides us through the holiday season with rousing energy that keeps the house a-rockin’! Be prepared to have a very merry Christmas with this family holiday event and its contemporary spin on a classic yuletide review.


Holiday Gift Guide This year, celebrate the holidays with BUZZ Magazine! Beginning December 8th, we will pick one winner each day who will walk away with one of the 6 incredible prizes listed below. Like us on Facebook @ facebook.com/ BUZZJacksonville. Then keep your eye on our posts for your chance to win!

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NORTH BEACH BISTRO

NBBistro.com (904) 372-4105

Gift: $50 gift card

Locally owned and operations, North Beach Bistro has created a place that has fabulous food, a great environment and appeals to all aspects of our community. Treat your family and friends to a great meal with a gift card this holiday season!

GolfTec.com (904) 998-4650 Gift: $199 Package & $299 Package

Every golfer loves the chance to get better - what could make them happier than lessons from the world leader in golf instruction? Save now on these great holiday offers for the golfers in your life.

$199 Package (swing evaluation, one 30-minute lesson and one practice session) $299 Package (swing evaluation, three 30-minute lesson and three practice sessions)

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THE GROTTO WINE & TAPAS BAR

GrottoWine.com (904) 398-0726

Gift- Custom Gift Basket

Ringling.com

Gift: 4 VIP tickets

Enjoy a night of fun for the whole family with VIP tickets to the opening night performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents “Circus Xtreme!” Playing Veterans Memorial Arena Jan 15–18.

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RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY SHOW

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY Explore the museum from top to

TheMosh.org (904) 396-MOSH

bottom with a MOSH Membership! Join the MOSH family for an entire year of science and wonder.

Gift: 1 Family of Four Membership

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Nothing says the holidays like wine. A gift basket from The Grotto Wine Bar is an undeniably perfect gift for your favorite wine lover! Enjoy what’s inside together for a special treat

JAX ICE & SPORTSPLEX

JaxIceAndSportsplex.com (904) 399-3223 Gift- Family Fun Pack

Join Santa for a wintery adventure on the ice at North Florida’s only NHL-sized ice rink. Includes admission to a public ice skating session, rental skates, pizza and soft drinks for four people. Take a Snow Day, everybody deserves one!

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Theater in the River City By Tamara McClaran, Northeast Florida Theater Enthusiast “Miracle On 34th Street The Musical” At Limelight Theatre The musical based on one of the most popular Christmas films of all time, “Miracle on 34th Street,” is this season’s holiday show at the Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine. The musical has a book, music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson, best known for writing and composing “The Music Man.” The heartwarming story of “Miracle on 34th Street” reminds us that the holiday season is the perfect time to share love, believe in miracles and bask in the magic of life. Shelli Long is directing.

“It’s an old school musical with a story that pulls on people’s heartstrings,” Long said. The musical tells the story of Susan, a young girl who dreams of a father and brother to make her family whole, and Kris Kringle, a kind man who claims he is the real Santa Claus. When employed as a Santa at Macy’s, he quickly spreads a wave of love across New York City. But can he help make Susan’s dreams come true? McKenna Hazel

“The musical’s message is you’re never too old to believe,” said Long. Long has assembled a full orchestra and a 20-member cast which includes six children. Two young actors, Gracia Romaine and McKenna Hazel, are double cast for the role of Susan. The musical is filled with humor, spectacle and beloved songs like “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.”

“It’s a holiday classic and an entertaining family friendly show,” Long said.

Gracia Romaine

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“Miracle on 34th Street” runs Dec. 5 through Jan. 4 at the Limelight Theatre. Tickets are $25. Call (904) 825-1164 or visit www.LimelightTheatre.org.


FIRST COAST NO MORE HOMELESS PETS The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) is to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters in our community, northeast Florida and the nation. As a nonprofit that collaborates closely with the entire community, we strive to dramatically improve the welfare of animals and promote the valuable bond between humans and their pets. Our work is humane, purposeful and comprehensive. In the United States, approximately 3.5 million pets are euthanized every year. While euthanasia can alleviate suffering in some cases, healthy pets make up the majority of these figures. Our combination of aggressive spay/neuter efforts, adoption initiatives and pet retention programs have resulted in significant improvements for animals. THE EUTHANASIA RATE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS DECREASED BY AN ASTOUNDING 90% SINCE OUR INCEPTION IN 2002. Reducing euthanasia improves the quality of life for all residents in our community. FCNMHP provides comprehensive services designed to reduce overpopulation. We believe that the death of even one healthy pet is a prompt call for action. The approach of FCNMHP is to carefully look at data from the city shelter (Jacksonville Animal Care & Protective Services) and determine the origin of surrendered pets, as well as the types of pets least likely to leave the shelter alive. Armed with this information, we target our efforts. For example, we offer free and low-cost spay/neuter services for dogs and cats and focus on zip code areas with high pet surrender rates. This past fiscal year we performed 31,125 spay and neuter surgeries—with 180,000+ since 2002! Pairing homeless pets with new families is a big part of our lifesaving work. FCNMHP plans and implements large-scale adoption events. Our MEGA ADOPTION events are the largest of their kind in the nation, finding homes for up to 1,000 dogs and cats per event and attracting up to 8,000+ individuals looking to adopt a pet. AS OF NOVEMBER 2014, THROUGH OUR MEGA ADOPTION EVENTS, WE HAVE HELPED PLACE 7,232 DOGS AND CATS IN NEW HOMES. We invite several shelters and rescues from northeast Florida to adopt their homeless pets, providing much of the transportation, crate set-up and a team of staff and volunteers to run the logistics during these weekend long events. In addition, we assist other communities to plan similar events, saving thousands of dogs and cats from potential euthanasia nationwide. Without all of these vital services and the collaboration between our partner groups, the community risks returning to the way things were before we started - when more than 23,000+ pets were euthanized each year in Jacksonville. Invest today in our life-saving programs so that together we can reach a day when there are truly no more homeless pets!

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FEATURE Give to the Givers

The 12 Santas of Christmas CAST YOUR VOTE ONLINE DECEMBER 1-31ST AND ONE LOCAL NONPROFIT WILL WIN

$5,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES!

Community leaders were nominated to be one of the 12 Santas as part of The BUZZ Magazine’s December feature. Each Santa chose a nonprofit to champion for the month of December. The nonprofit/community leader with the most votes by December 31 will win the grand prize! The BUZZ Magazine and Client Focused Media are committed to helping raise money and awareness for nonprofit organizations making an impact in our community.

Vote online at IVoteToGive.com Audrey Moran

Senior VP for Social Responsibility and Community Advocacy, Baptist Health

WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? I served as the President and CEO at Sulzbacher for four years. It was an amazing experience.

Mark Frisch

Owner at Jacksonville Armada FC & Executive Vice President at Beaver Street Fisheries WHAT IS THE MISSION OF WOLFSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL? To promote optimal health for the region’s children and infants. WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? Three of my children were premature and having the excellent care and support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital really made a difference.

COO, U2 Cloud, LLC

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VETERANS & FAMILIES? To educate and assist veterans and families obtain VA benefits for homecare, assisted living, nursing home care, agent orange and PTSD. WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? I got involved when an aunt was erroneously told by the VA that there were no benefits to help with her homecare. I found out that she could have been receiving funds to help pay for her care.

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Jacksonville City Councilman WHAT IS THE MISSION OF JACKSONVILLE HISTORIC NAVAL SHIP ASSOCIATION? To bring the USS Adams to Jacksonville as a floating naval ship museum and educational facility.

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF SULZBACHER CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS? To get homeless families back on their feet and back into the community.

Joe Solsona

Bill Bishop

WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? I got involved seven years ago as Chairman of the Jacksonville Waterways Commission when we heard a presentation about JHNSA’s proposal to bring the ship to Jacksonville and their request for docking space on the Southbank Riverwalk. While I haven’t personally served in the military, several of my family members have and still do. This would be a wonderful tribute to all of the Jacksonville residents that currently serve or have served in our armed forces in the cause of protecting our country. It can also serve as a great education tool for our young people to help them learn about the values, importance, and traditions of our armed forces. There is nothing like it in the entire state of Florida and the closest similar museums are in Mobile, Alabama and Charleston, South Carolina.

Melissa Ross

“First Coast Connect” Host, WJCT WHAT IS THE MISSION OF HEAL FOUNDATION?

HEAL serves individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Foundation serves as an outreach organization providing educational programs and camps tailored to the needs of our Autism Community. Over the past five years, HEAL is proud to have awarded more than one million dollars to provide: • Grants to support camps, education, and community programs • Classroom enhancements for local schools such as iPads • Educational seminars for parents, teachers and therapists • Fun recreational and social events for families

WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART?

I have several relatives on the autism spectrum in my immediate and extended family and several friends with children on the spectrum. There are so many challenges to raising a child with autism and I’m happy to lend support to HEAL as a new board member, because they step in for families facing enormous stress and provide a number of invaluable support services.


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Adrian Pickett

Mike Buresh

Artist, Adrian Pickett Gallery

Chief Meterologist, CBS 47/Fox 30

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF DON’T TALK ABOUT IT, BE ABOUT IT (DTAIBAI)? DTAIBAI is a local and global community outreach organization working to eradicate homelessness.

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF SALVATION ARMY? To meet human needs without discrimination. WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? I first got involved because of my work during and after natural disasters. I soon discovered that the Salvation Army has a lot more to offer than disaster assistance & was especially attracted to the helping hand with no questions asked.

WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? I met the founder, Rachel Betts, at an event at my gallery and her passion and commitment to her activism was contagious. I decided to get involved with the organization because it pledges its allegiance to the most vulnerable and valuable members of our society: our underprivileged children and elders.

Daniel Bean

Executive Partner, Holland & Knight WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE BRIDGE? To empower children living in some of Jacksonville’s impoverished neighborhoods by giving them the resources and support to become responsible members of society. WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? Holland & Knight performed our day of service at The Bridge and I was very impressed with the staff, students and their accomplishments.

Chevara Orrin

Chief Creative Catalyst, EQ3 Media WHAT IS THE MISSION OF WE ARE STRAIGHT ALLIES ? To educate, engage and “call to action” the business, faith-based, military, government, nonprofit, educational, arts and private sectors as we move towards passage of a comprehensive policy that protects the LGBT community against discrimination in Jacksonville. WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? I was born with the quest for freedom running through my veins. My mother is a white, Jewish civil, human and women’s rights activist. My father, Rev. James Luther Bevel, was a top lieutenant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The week I relocated to Jacksonville, the Human Rights Ordinance failed by one vote. I was in that standing-room only council meeting and was deeply impacted by the sobs and cheers from opposing members of our community. I wondered what I might do to help create a more just community, raise awareness and promote equality for all. A few months later, I founded and co-created, We Are Straight Allies.

Arthur Crofton Morning Show Host, WEJZ

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF CATTY SHACK RANCH? To provide a safe, loving, forever home for endangered big cats and to educate the public about their plight in the wild and captivity. WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? I love all cats, big and small!

Steve DeSorbo

President, Coordinated Benefits Group WHAT IS THE MISSION OF NOURISH HOPE FOOD BANK/ LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES? The mission of Nourishment Network is to distribute food and grocery products to hungry people and to educate the public about the causes and possible solutions to problems of domestic hunger. WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? I see the work they do and the amount of hungry people they feed. One dollar donated to Nourishment Network generates seven meals, or the equivalent of two days of food for a person in need. By establishing relationships with large food suppliers like ConAgra and retail partners like Wal-Mart, WinnDixie, Publix, BJs and Target, Nourishment Network is able to rescue an enormous volume of food and stretch each dollar incredibly far.

Nicole Brose

Development Director, First Coast No More Homeless Pets WHAT IS THE MISSION OF FIRST COAST NO MORE HOMELESS PETS? To end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters in our community, northeast Florida and the nation. FCNMHP combines aggressive spay and neuter efforts, adoption initiatives and pet retention programs that have resulted in significant improvements for animals. WHY IS THIS CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? I grew up in Indiana with rescue dogs, cats, horses and all sorts of other critters I would find and then help. Giving back was a way of life and I was always surrounded by my pets and helping at local shelters. Having worked now for the for-profit and non-profit sector, it’s great to be able to focus on animal welfare full-time. The euthanasia rate in Jacksonville has decreased by an astounding 95% since our inception in 2002. Jacksonville is now considered a no-kill community, which means 90% of all dogs and cats that enter shelters leave alive! December 2014 • www.iwantaBUZZ.com

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GETTING -2- KNOW

Our Cover Santa, Bill Bishop

The team at BUZZ is happy to have Bill Bishop as our cover Santa and as one of the community leaders participating in our Give to the Givers feature. Bill and his family have lived in Jacksonville for over 30 years, the last 22 in Clifton. He is Vice President and Principal of Akel, Logan, Shafer, a 50-year-Jacksonville-based architectural and planning firm. Through Bill’s thirty years experience as a practicing architect, he has a thorough understanding of the importance of the challenges businesses face and particularly, the unique concerns facing small businesses. Another great benefit of his substantial business experience, he understands good design and community planning and its impact on the city. Since 2007, Bill has served on the Jacksonville City Council, representing District 2. Bill currently serves on Land Use and Zoning and Recreation and Community Development committees. He has chaired the Rules and Transportation, Energy, and Utilities Committees. He also serves on the North Florida TPO and chairs the Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Commission. Bill is running for Mayor of Jacksonville in the spring of 2015. BILL’S WORK ON THE JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL OVER THE PAST 7 YEARS INCLUDES:

• Served as Council President in 2012/13.

• When Bill received the call, he worked with a national bank to quietly bring 300 jobs to Jacksonville. • In 2011/12, as Council Vice President and Rules Chair, he led the city through its most efficient and least contentious redistricting process in decades. • He convinced the JTA to institute the recently completed corridor study of Southside Boulevard as a prerequisite to design changes to the Atlantic Blvd/Southside Blvd intersection. • As previous Chair of the Jacksonville Waterways Commission, he was a leader in the effort to convince the administration to fight the Central Florida initiative to withdraw large quantities of water from the St. Johns River.

• He worked with the Environmental Protection Board to successfully pass the city’s first sustainable building ordinance that provides for expedited permitting for those engaging in environmentally sustainable building activities. • Prior to being elected to serve District 2 on the City Council in 2007, Bill was actively involved in numerous Jacksonville community boards and commissions including the JCCI, Downtown Economic Advisory Committee, Riverside Avondale Preservation, City of Jacksonville Small and Emerging Businesses Summit, and more. • He worked with the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association to bring the USS Charles Adams (DDG2) to Jacksonville as a ship museum, including sponsoring the legislation providing a home for the ship on downtown Northbank. He, of course, chose this group as his cause to promote via the Give to the Givers contest!

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GINGERBREAD HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZA

St. Andrews Church GingerbreadJax.org

Benefiting children’s programs of the Jacksonville Historic Society, this event will be a veritable winter wonderland of candy-coated creativity! Admission - $5 per adult; $3 per kid 3-16 years old. Your family will delight in the handmade masterpieces covered in frosting and gum drops!

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HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AND TREE LIGHTING

CHANUKAH STORY AND CRAFT HOUR

Beaches Town Center, Neptune Beach COAB.us

Books – A – Million, Ponte Vedra Beach ChabadBeaches.com

This family-centric holiday celebration will begin with a decorated bike parade through the town center. There will be activities for everyone and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on their sleigh! The tree lighting will follow at 6 p.m. Call the Recreation and Special Events Office and Special Events Office at (904) 247-5828.

Learning about Jewish holiday traditions will be fun for everyone at this FREE event! There will be stories, crafts, raffles and more; making quite an eventful hour of activities! Be sure to head directly to the Children’s Department so you don’t miss a minute of the action.

Dec 13 SCIENCE WITH SANTA

Museum of Science and History TheMOSH.org

Science and Santa are two of our favorite things! Programs will be held in the JEA Science Theater at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets are on a first come first serve basis so get their early. Doors will open at 8:15 for MOSH members with a special program and Santa meet and greet.

Dec 31 NOON YEAR’S EVE

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens JacksonvilleZoo.org

Celebrate the New Year as the clock strikes noon! This event will be a great way to share the tradition with those whose bedtimes are in the single digits. There will even be an apple juice toast! This event is included in the cost of admission. Don’t miss the 2014 ZOOlights from December 12 – January 3!

Face -toFace Encounters

GET SO CLOSE TO OUR BIG CATS THAT YOU CAN LOOK THEM RIGHT IN THE EYE. And once you experience our famous feedings and over night campouts, you’ll never look at big cats the same way again.

PLAN YOUR VISIT AND BUY TICKETS ONLINE TODAY @ CATTYSHACK.ORG

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Celebrate the holidays with a one-hour “PEG + CAT + HOLIDAYS” special on December 17 + 19 @ 12 p.m. Image Credit: Peg + Cat © 2014 Feline Features LLC. All rights reserved.

Family Traditions… WJCT WJCT Knows A Lot About That! By Robin Warren, WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

Want more family joy and deeper meaning this holiday season? It’s possible! The key is simplifying focus on what matters. Parents often lose themselves amid the chaos of preparing for the holidays. All too often, the stress can stay with you long after guests leave and the last new toy is put away. If you tend to equate the holidays with cursing traffic at the mall, why not take a new approach this year? Here are some

things you can do to create meaningful traditions your children will appreciate more than any stocking stuffer. * Manage expectations. At the beginning of December, sit down with each child for a special hot chocolate date. Ask them to tell you three desires: *One present for them that is within your means. *One “together” present that you will do with them, like take them to the zoo. *One “giving” present that your child will feel good about making to give to someone else. * Start a Christmas Eve tradition. Break out your favorite holiday stories and start

What’s Happening at MOSH By Kristi Taylor

Join us Monday, February 16th as WJCT and The Florida Theatre presents Wild Kratts-Live! Two shows @ 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and visit FloridaTheatre.com now to get your tickets!

* Wild Kratts-LIVE! WJCT has the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite creature adventurers: Wild KrattsLIVE! WJCT and Florida Theatre proudly present Wild Kratts-LIVE!, a theatrical stage show based on the hit animated television series “Wild Kratts.” Martin and Chris Kratt step out live on stage to engage the audience in a classic “Wild Kratts” story. Join us at the Florida Theatre and experience the astounding “creature” fundamentals, infectious excitement, and inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers that make the “Wild Kratts” such a hit with kids and their families. Get your tickets now at www.FloridaTheatre.com! an annual tradition of reading together before bedtime on Christmas Eve. Designate one family member as the reader, or take turns passing the book around so everyone can read a page. If you can’t be with the grandkids or your nieces and nephews this year, “The Night Before Christmas” Recordable Storybook makes it possible to continue this tradition. Simply hold a button, read aloud, save your recording, and send it to your loved ones.

Make MOSH your holiday headquarters! Whether you’re looking for some family bonding time or for a camp to send your kids to while you’re at work, we’ve got you covered. And don’t forget to visit The MOSH Store for unique holiday gifts! Don’t want to shop? Purchase a gift membership! On December 10 the holiday train display will return to the lobby, giving visitors a dose of holiday cheer as soon as they enter MOSH! Can’t miss programs include: December 13 – Science with Santa – Join the fun as our resident scientist explores the physics of a sleigh and creates other merriment with the help of a very special visitor from the North Pole. Tickets to the science shows will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The day will also include holiday planetarium programs and arts and crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 19, 22, 23, 29, 30 & 31 – Winter Discovery Camps – Need free time to finish your holiday shopping and baking? Send your kindergartners through fifth graders to MOSH Winter Discovery Camps. Topics include Snowflake Science, Candy Science, and

Countdown to New Year’s. Cost is $55 per day; extended care available for additional charge. December 20 – Polar Express CampIn – All aboard! Join MOSH for an overnight adventure filled with holiday arts and crafts, a science show and Museum exploration, including an up-close look at our holiday train display. End the night with a holiday train movie and a cup of hot chocolate before heading up to bed in one of the exhibits. Cost is $35 per person (adult required) and includes a late-night pizza snack and continental breakfast. November 28 – January 4 – Holiday Planetarium Programs – Escape the holiday stress with a planetarium program or a Cosmic Concert! Programs include Season of Light which traces the development of many of the world’s endearing and familiar holiday customs; The Alien Who Stole Christmas, a program for our littlest learners; and the Laser Holiday Cosmic Concert that includes favorite holiday tunes from classics like Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” to modern favorites like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You.”

Visit TheMosh.org for details!

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Happy Holidays from WJCT! Until next…year!

kids to DID YOU for KIDS EAT FREE eat, play, KNOW? grow & learn. By Courtney Nichols

Holiday Programs at MOSH

See how easy creating holiday traditions can be? Just remember, if you do it every year, your children will take great pleasure in your traditions. And, if you ask your children what they love most about the holidays don’t be surprised if they mention the traditions that you introduce to them.

…that the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex will host “Snow Days” from December 22nd to January 4th? No need to stay at home this holiday break! Get into the winter spirit and bring the whole gang for some cold, active fun on the ice! Go to JaxIceAndSportsplex.com for event information/pricing.

Monroe’s Smokehouse BBQ

Monroe’s Smokehouse BBQ (on Beach Blvd. between 295 and Southside) is the place to be on Monday nights! Starting at 4 p.m. kids 10 and under will get a free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Try the smokehouse salad for lighter fare. MonroesSmokehouseBBQ.com

Whitey’s Fish Camp …the stars of the Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine will shine in a production of “Miracle on 34th Street – The Musical”? The show will run December 5th to January 4th and times vary based on day. Tickets are $15; 17 and under admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Limelight-Theatre.org

On Wednesdays, head over to Whitey’s Fish Camp on County Road 220 in Orange Park. Starting at 4:30 p.m., get one free kids meal with one paid adult meal of $8.95+. Whitey’s has a few tasty lighter options that can be paired with a salad. WhiteysFishCamp.com

Rosina’s Pizza …that the Jewish Community Alliance will host a Chanukah Holiday Baking class for kids ages 3-6? On December 15 at 1:30 p.m., bring your little ones to get their hands messy while they make the delicious, traditional Isreali jelly donut (sufganiyot). Cost is $15 for non-members; JCAJax.org.

Rosina’s Pizza on Kernan and Beach Blvd. makes EVERY day special! When you dinein, kids under 12 will get a free kid’s menu item with the purchase of an adult entrée. Rosina’s has lots of yummy salad options, just add a protein and get the dressing on the side. RosinasBistro.com


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CUISINE

The FacTs When: Sunday Afternoon

Menu saMple

Where: 9041-138D Southside Blvd Price: $3.25 - $10.00

Two Thumbs Up

Appetizer: Fried Mix Dumpling – meat and vegetables stuffed inside a baseball-sized dumpling (2) and deep fried for only $3.75.

Contact: (904) 728-5030

How Good Food Should Taste

THE DIM SUM ROOM

Article by Monica Stouder & Photos by Monica Lea Imagery: MonicaLea.com

Foodies love an eclectic tasting menu… and The Dim Sum no waiting! Perfect! Room on Southside Boulevard affords said famished food The sticky rice was two hearty portions of rice stuffed with lovers to indulge intrigued taste buds for literal pennies on a marvelous meat concoction and wrapped in a Lotus Leaf. the dollar. I loved the herbaceous flavor the steamed leaf gave the rice Located catty corner to Target is the Watami Fusion Buffet itself. Really good stuff. And the Siu Mei was a tasty bite restaurant. Enter Watami and simply say you are having as well. dim sum and you will be lead to The Dim Sum Room. If My Fried Mix Dumpling arrived shortly after the cart and you choose the buffet you do not get all you can eat dim sum was a fabulous treat in addition to the other items ordered. so make sure you ask for The Dim Sum Room. 2 good sized, slightly sweet balls stuffed with a savory meat Once seated you will be presented with a sushi-esque and veg concoction, deep fried and served piping hot! A ordering mechanism where you check off items on a menu. nice textural additive to my steamed meal thus far. Each item only has 3 price points: small - $3.25, medium The Coconut Milk Pudding was a gelatin-based dessert with - $3.75 and large - $4.25. An accompanying menu shows a sweet follow through that did not overwhelm the palate. A pictures corresponding to the menu item on the listed wonderfully subtle ending to an outstanding meal! pricing sheet. Tick off what you’d like to try and sample away! Do not be fooled by the tiny price points; there are There are so many more dim sum to try here. A fun no tiny tapas here! Each dish is ample and only two or departure from traditional tapas and with incredibly friendly three dishes would be more than enough to fully satiate a service, The Dim Sum Room has brought a fun cultural (and delicious) dining experience to the Southside area. Definite growling stomach. thumbs up here – so be sure to give this one a try! Let me just note blatantly: I fully enjoyed my experience at The Dim Sum Room. BUZZworthy Note: So not only does the After I made my order with some assistance from my smiling server, I sat and awaited what I was sure to be a cool DSR have a fully stocked bar with incredible drink culinary quest. One of the servers drove a large, steaming specials and a 7-day-a-week Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to cart over to my table and asked if I wanted any menu item 7 p.m., apparently this restaurant, akin to Cinderella-like directly from there. She began lifting piping hot lids off tendencies, changes into a dance club around 9:30 p.m. small covered pans with large metal tongs explaining what complete with DJ and large open floor! Obvious benefit each dish contained. So it was a delight that the Sticky here; any calories ingested via your delish dim sum can Rice and Siu Mei I had ordered were already on the cart – easily be vanquished with some beat-inspired hip shaking.

Entrée: Sticky Rice – pork and vegetables cooked in a savory sauce stuffed inside a sticky rice pocket. The rice is wrapped within a large Taro leaf and steamed for $4.25.

Entrée: Siu Mei – steamed pork cocooned in a wonton, only $3.75.

Dessert: Coconut Milk Pudding – two squares of delicious coconut milk gelatin for $3.25.

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GRAB A BITE {DESSERTS}

CAMICAKES CUPCAKES

CamiCakes.com Dig into sweet, unique cupcake flavors from Camicakes next time you’re craving a sweet treat. When they say unique, they mean it. For those less daring, they have the classics, too. They feature a cupcake that’s made from real sweet potatoes. For those less daring, they also have the classics too.

BISCOTTI’S

CINOTTI’S BAKERY

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Biscotti’s is famous for their wonderful desserts made by b the bakery. After a wonderful dinner out (or if you’re only in the mood for cakes and desserts), check out the Biscotti’s glass display of perfection and you will not be disappointed.

If Cinotti’s Bakery isn’t a household name to you, just take one bite of their delicious cakes and their name will be part of your household! They also feature fun seasonal specialties such as a yummy custom Gingerbread houses.

PETERBROOKE

Peterbrooke.com Peterbrooke has been in business for over 25 years and it’s easy to smell, taste, enjoy, and see why. They have an extensive amount of sweet treats, but are notably famous for their chocolate covered popcorn. Check out their website to find a location near you.

{ MUST TRY LOCAL EATS } CINOTTI’S BAKERY

A family tradition since 1936. Stop by today to enjoy one of the many tasty treats Cinotti’s has to offer. They have tons of baked goods and are open for both breakfast and lunch. And be sure to start each day with a yummy hot latte. 1523 Penman Rd., Jacksonville Beach, 246-1728

GROTTO WINE BAR

Welcome to The Grotto, where our passion for wine is only rivaled by the incredible atmosphere. From the impressive wine by the glass selection (over 70) to the large bottle display (over 300, for here or retail to go) and the complimenting Tapas menu (small plate selections from around the world) you will find all you need to relax, unwind and escape to another world. 2012 San Marco Blvd. 398-2404.

SAHARA CAFE AND BAR

Come out to the best hookah lounge in Jacksonville! Enjoy belly dancing Friday nights karaoke on Monday nights and half price beers on Wednesdays. 10771-110 Beach Blvd., 338-9049

CAFÉ FREDA

At Café Freda, they describe their menu as “Global comfort food made with local love.” Their foods draw inspiration from a plethora of international sources, including Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Greek and Mediterranean, Indian and Pakistani, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, American Southern and Vietnamese. Café Freda also offers Vegan and Vegetarian friendly meal options. 2782 Park St., 619-7687

CASA MARINA

Join us for a casual dining experience with an Ocean front view. Casa Marina serves lunch from 11-3 Tues-Sat. And don’t miss our award winning Sunday Brunch at 10 a.m. 691 N. 1st St. 270-0025.

NORTH BEACH BISTRO

Enjoy fabulous dining with exceptional food in a casual environment. “Best Kept Secret at the Beach.” Come enjoy Happy Hour Monday-Saturday and several other weekly specials. 725 Atlantic Blvd. Ste 6. 904-372-4105.

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Food, Fun and Entertainment

The FacTs What: Bayard Cafe When: Wednesday Afternoon Where: In the Shoppes of Bayard at 12525 Philips Hwy. Contact: (904) 551-3026 $20 can go a long way if you know where to look. If you want to grab a bite with a buddy, the Bayard Café most certainly will give you a lot of bang for those twenty bucks!

The aTmosphere Another hole-in-the-wall, strip mall sensation! Bayard Café is family-owned and operated and located in the heart of … well, Bayard. This little café is completely casual with a super-homey, in-the-middle-of-Grandma’s-kitchen feel. And while you’re not necessarily allowed to go in back and lick the beaters for the homemade sweet eats here, I bet the ownership would hang out, pour you a cup of Joe and listen to you as you spin a yarn about your day. Yea, it’s that kind of java joint.

Bayard Cafe

Article by Monica Stouder & Photos by Monica Lea Imagery: MonicaLea.com

see, this fantastic little spot caters to my favorite culinary anomaly: breakfast served all day! In my mind, all restaurants should serve breakfast for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But alas, I just can’t seem to get the likes of restaurants such as Orsay, Mathews or Moxie to understand. There is something enchanting about eating traditional early morning fare past the designated wormcatching hour. So it was to my delight to be able to grab the Bayard Big Boy (breakfast feast for champions as I have so aptly named it) at midafternoon on Wednesday! This well-endowed eating endeavor included 3 eggs, thick, crispy, bacon with selection of house-made home fries or grits, and a large homemade waffle. The home fries were crispy with bits of grilled onion and green pepper and my over medium eggs were cooked perfectly. The waffle was a meal unto itself and ultimately Completely satisfied my post a.m. breakfast crave.

such as pork chops, meatloaf, catfish, open-faced turkey and roast beef dinners and spaghetti. And they have a huge array of homemade desserts to indulge that wayward sweet tooth.

to 2:30 p.m. Mon: Two hot dogs with fries $5.99, Tue: Open-faced turkey with mashed potatoes $8.99 and spaghetti $7.29, Wed: Pork chops or meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans $8.99, Thurs: Fried chicken dinner $8.99, Fri: Overall, this casual café is a wonderful spot to Fried catfish dinner $9.99. Everyday special: 2 bring the fam (or family-like foodie friend) to have pork chops with home fries or grits, 2 eggs and a bountiful bite within the budget. With supertoast $10.99, chicken and waffles $9.99 friendly service, homemade comfort food galore and just over all good eats, Bayard Café is definitely on my frequent flyer food list moving forward.

As per usual, my foodie friend accompanied my eating endeavor. She does not share my love for an afternoon inspired egg fried in a pan to perfection, so she chose to imbibe a delicate, but heartily portioned plate of homemade quiche. This delicious slice of Swiss cheesey quiche had bacon, mushrooms and spinach and came with a side salad (plus a fantastic price point of only $7.99).

The Damage $18.23

1 ice water with lemon and 1 homemade spinach, bacon, mushroom and Swiss quiche with crispy salad, only $7.99. 1 pipin’ hot cup of java $2.25, While continuous carafes of coffee are made Yes BC does not JUST do breakfast. Their There is a drive through at BC but it is primarily with 1 Bayard Big Boy: 3 eggs, bacon, crispy throughout the 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. workday here, offerings stem from diner fare to include designed for call-ahead orders. And Specials are home fries and 1 homemade Belgian-style waffle piles and piles of pancakes are served as well. You hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and entrees served Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. only $7.99.

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PERSONAL CHEF

CHEF BENOIT DESCLEFS The Magnificat Cafe 231 N. Laura St. (904) 353-3588 TheMagnificatCafe.net

BUZZ: Favorite kitchen tool:

BUZZ: What are your favorite ingredients to use?

CBD: Mandoline because it is extremely versatile.

CBD: Love and passion, you can’t really cook without it.

BUZZ: Favorite dish to prepare:

BUZZ: What food is your greatest indulgence?

CBD: Beef Bourguignon as well as soups

CBD: Dark chocolate – the darker the better

BUZZ: Most unusual dish you have eaten:

BUZZ: Favorite celebrity chef:

CBD: While visiting France I enjoyed a dish called Andouilette. It is a coarse-grained sausage made with pork intestines, pepper, wine, onions and seasonings

CBD: Chef of the Century, Joel Robuchon (his grandfather used to garden for my grandfather).

Interview by Monica Stouder

French phenom Chef Benoit Desclefs is a whirlwind of culinary genius and is cooking up an internationally-inspired storm at The Magnificat Café in downtown Jax!

RECIPE BOX

Quiche Alsacienne

(a version of the Quiche Lorraine)

BUZZ: What cuisines influence your style of cooking? CBD: French; however, I feel more of a connection with traditional French classic cuisine – the old school.

BUZZ: What is your most memorable kitchen experience? CBD: Learning under the direction of my uncle, my chef hero. I interned at La Lorraine in Paris where my Uncle Jean-Pierre Morton was Executive Chef. His career spanned there for 40 years. This upscale restaurant would serve up to 1,000 people in a day. There were several stations (i.e., sauce station, seafood, vegetable, grill, garde-manger, or cold food station). I learned all of them. Everything was prepared from scratch.

DIRECTIONS Sautee bacon and onions in a little bit of oil. Set aside. Beat together eggs, heavy cream, half-n-half and salt. Place bacon and onion mix at the bottom of the pie. Add shredded gruyere. Pour egg mixture over. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40 – 50 minutes until the custard is golden, puffed and set, yet still slightly wiggly in the center. Cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

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CBD: I attended the Culinary Art School of Bordeaux for their 5-year program. I started there at the age of 14.

CBD: We are the only restaurant in the downtown Jacksonville that offers American and French cuisine with a more casual flair for the business lunch crowd.

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BUZZ: How did you receive your training to become a chef?

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CBD: I was about 8 years old when my interest began while watching my Mom cook. My specialty at the time was sautéed potatoes and red burgundy wine shallot sauce. My Dad preferred my way of preparing it over my Mom’s so I would often prepare it for his steak.

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The Salvation Army Angel Tree Project

he Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree project benefits more than 13,300 children in Northeast Florida each holiday season. The project gets underway in October, with an application process that each family must undergo to be deemed eligible for The Salvation Army’s holiday programs of assistance, including Angel Tree.*

Once a family’s eligibility is confirmed, each child (up to age 12) in that family will be represented by a paper angel that will be placed on decorated trees in various public places from mid-November through early December. Each Angel tag will bear a child’s first name, age, gender, clothing and shoe sizes, one or two “wishes” expressed by the child, and a special code used for sorting and distributing the gifts. To participate as an Angel Tree donor, a person will select one or more of the Angel tags from a tree, and they will receive an “Angel bag” and instructions at that time. They will then purchase gifts for the child or children whose tags they have chosen. Although it is the shopper’s sole discretion what or how much they give, we do ask that a minimum of one new toy and a full outfit of clothing be secured in the bag before returning. The vast majority of participants give significantly more. The filled, properly-labeled Angel bags are returned (no later than December 11th) to one of many official Angel Tree locations, where they will be kept securely until picked up by Salvation Army personnel. The filled bags are then sorted and placed on a gigantic grid, by family, for distribution a few days before Christmas. Parents come to pick up the bags of gifts from our Toy Shop by appointment, but we discourage them from bringing their children with them. It’s our desire that the parents take the gifts home and wrap them (donors and The Salvation Army even provide the wrapping paper) and give them to the children for Christmas. Doing so will preserve some dignity for the parents and the children will not need to know that The Salvation Army had anything to do with their “Merry Christmas”. More frequently than we like to acknowledge, Angel tags representing these real boys and girls end up unclaimed on the tree, forgotten on a desk or in a purse, or for some other reason do not result in gifts for those children. Some of the bags we receive are poorly-filled or contain used items. These situations account for at least 10% of the children in the project. To provide gifts for the unreturned tags, or to add to bags

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that are inadequately filled, we seek donations for “Forgotten Angels.” We do what we can to gather additional, undesignated gifts to distribute to those families. We particularly need assistance with new clothing and new shoes for “Forgotten Angels,” although toys are needed as well. Distribution Day in Duval County is by appointment Tuesday December 16 from 9 am – 4 pm. Distribution takes place in a donated space at Regency Square Mall. The Toy Shop is located on the Atlantic Boulevard side of Regency next to Sears. The families who benefit from our Angel Tree project also receive a Thanksgiving food basket in November, as well as filled children’s stockings for the children (12 and under) on Toy Shop day. * The Salvation Army has a strong commitment to responsible stewardship of donated funds and material goods, so each family is screened to assess their true needs. We believe this sends a positive message to the community, assuring them that the toys and clothing donated to the Angel Tree project are going to families that likely would not otherwise be able to provide Christmas gifts for their children.

We particularly need assistance with new clothing and new shoes for “Forgotten Angels,” although toys are needed as well. Distribution Day in Duval County is by appointment Tuesday December 16 from 9 am – 4 pm. Distribution takes place in a donated space at Regency Square Mall. The Toy Shop is located on the Atlantic Boulevard side of Regency next to Sears. About the Salvation Army of Northeast Florida: The Salvation Army was founded in London, England, in 1865 to help the poor, the homeless, the hungry, and the destitute. The organization expanded into the United States, and was established in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1891. Throughout the years, services expanded from Duval County to also include St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, Baker and Putnam Counties. The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida today provides a wide variety of services to those in the greatest need. Our services include food and shelter for the homeless in Jacksonville; social services and food pantry services to prevent homelessness in all six counties; mobile feeding units to reach remote families and shut-in individuals in need; disaster services; childcare services for homeless and low-income families; alcohol rehabilitation services; youth programs; holiday assistance; and spiritual services. We provide services to over 350,000 in the Northeast Florida area each year. To get involved in the Angel Tree Drive, or other volunteer opportunities this season, please contact (904) 301-4782, or go to SalvationArmyNEFL.org


musicology

Veterans Memorial Arena

Grammy award winning Chris Brown is coming to Jacksonville, Florida, which is slated to be his biggest tour yet. The show features August Alsina and a new emerging artist D LUX and Jackie Michaels. After 5 out of 6 #1 albums and 20 Top 10 Billboard records, Chris Brown will be hitting the road and making his way to the Veterans Memorial Arena on December 19th. Born to Clinton Brown and Joyce Hawkins, Chris was influenced by King of Pop Michael Jackson. Brown began teaching himself to sing and dance at a young age. “I was 11 [in my house] and watching Usher perform ‘My Way,’ and I started trying to mimic it,” Brown told People Magazine in 2005. “My mom was like, ‘You can sing?’ And I was like, ‘Well, yeah, Mama.’” After signing with Jive Records at 15, Brown’s self-titled debut album was released. “I hope I can be the next Michael Jackson,” When he Brown told EW. “He made music that’s for every age. It’s right in takes the stage at the the middle so everyone can have it.” On the strength of such hit singles as “Run It!” and “Gimme That,” the album peaked at No. Veterans Memorial 2 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart, eventually selling 1.9 million Arena, Chris Brown will copies in the U.S. and more than three million worldwide. be performing all of Brown received a pair of Grammy nominations for Best his music from the new Contemporary R&B Album and Best New Artist, where he is in the company of fellow new artist nominee Carrie Underwood. album and previous hits. “I was actually under the weather when I first heard it,” Brown, This will be an incredibly, who performed at the Grammys in February 2007, tells Canada’s energetic and memorable National Post. “But at the same time, I was so amped and excited.” performance like no other. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is also impressed: “I love Chris Brown. He got down on the Grammys and he’s as bad as he wants to be. He’s definitely Numero Uno!” Brown released the albums “F.A.M.E.” in 2011 and “Fortune” in 2012. His sixth album, “X”, released September 16, 2014, debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts for R&B. When he takes the stage at the Veterans Memorial Arena, Chris Brown will be performing all of his music from the new album and previous hits. This will be an incredibly, energetic and memorable performance like no other. Tickets are available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office located at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000.

Test Your Music Knowledge

1. Chris Brown originally hails from which state? A. Georgia B. Virginia C. California D. Texas 2. Chris Brown first signed with _____ Records, a company famous for developing Britney Spears and N’SYNC. A. Virgin B. Jive C. Def Jam D. Walk Disney 3. Brown’s first album was named ______. A. “Fortune” B. “F.A.M.E.” C. “Chris Brown” D. “X” 4. Brown was featured in which on the following movies? A. “Stomp the Yard” B. “Step Up” C. A and B D. “Death at a Funeral” 5. Chris Brown is well known for his highly controversial relationship with what pop starlet? A. Ariana Grande B. Rihanna C. Beyonce D. Nicki Minaj

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ANSWER KEY 1.B 2.B 3.C 4.A 5.B

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Music Locale BRIAN LITTLE The Beer Apostle “Sourcing Suds” is a new column in The BUZZ Magazine written by The Beer Apostle, Brian Little, in which he acknowledges locally brewed beers being served at locally operated beer joints. As the Beer Apostle, Brian seeks to spread the good-news-message of craft brews. Join him each month as he highlights a different craft beer location and a locallyproduced beer from their tap list and hosts fun and educational events around town for Jacksonville Grapes & Hops.

“SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ”

ROCKAPELLA HOLIDAY REVENUE

Dec. 4 Times Union Center ArtistSeriesJax.org

Dec. 10 St. Augustine Amphitheatre • StAugAmphitheatre.com

This Tony Award®-nominated and Grammy Award®-winning salute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a raise the roof, song-and-dance celebration of some of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest hits! Get ready for songs like “Hound Dog,” “Stand by Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Spanish Harlem,” “On Broadway,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion #9,” “Fools Fall in Love” and many more. The New York Daily News calls “SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ” “wildly infectious” and Time Magazine says, “it sails and soars!”

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Celebrate the holidays at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The live concert features this renowned acapella group as they perform a number of holiday classics. Fans of “Glee” or “Pitch Perfect” will enjoy this live entertainment and family-friendly event.The gates to the plaza open at 4 p.m. Visit with Santa, enjoy train rides, face painting and a bounce house! Seating opens at6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m.

ST. AUGUSTINE WINTER SPECTACULAR

Dec. 6 Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College StAugustineWinterSpectacular.com

Filled with a variety of dance styles, characters, and holiday scenes to kick off the season, the show offers an exciting and unique experience for St. Johns County residents and visitors. You can expect highkick dancers, ballerinas, acrobats, actors, and more amidst dazzling costuming and props. The Dance Company’s elite Performance Ensemble comprises the majority of cast members as well as other dancers and performers who auditioned for roles.

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Dec. 11 Veterans Memorial Arena Trans-Siberian.com

TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O’Neill explains, “The band felt that a perfect way to end the year would be to perform the only rock opera from the trilogy that has never been seen live. Some of the songs off ‘The Christmas Attic’ have never been played live. As I have always said, it is fun to write the songs, it is fun to record them, but they are never really completed until we perform them in front of a live arena audience.” Of course, the second half of the show will feature TSO iconic classics and fan favorites, such as “Wizards In Winter,” “Requiem” and “Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo 12/24.”

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HOLIDAY POPS

Dec. 12-Dec. 13 Times Union Center • JaxSymphony.org

It’s Jacksonville’s favorite holiday music tradition! Thrill to the spectacular acrobatics of Cirque de la Symphonie performers, dazzling vocalists, and heartwarming choral melodies as Michael Butterman leads the magical sounds of your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, joined by dazzling vocalists Doug LaBrecque and Sarah Jane McMahon.

ST. AUGUSTINE ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT

Dec. 12 Lightner Museum Antique Courtyard StAugustineOrchestra.org

The orchestra’s holiday concert is a favorite for many and a great way to start your holiday season. The concert is performed Friday, December 12 at 8 p.m. in the beautiful, historic Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. The Gilded Age ambiance of the former Alcazar Hotel comes to life with beautiful orchestral music in the location of what was once the largest indoor swimming pool in the world.

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Music

Turn it UP Bands to be on the lookout for

MARCUS ANDERSON -MarcusAnderson.net

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC:

A son of South Carolina, Anderson was introduced to jazz by his father at a young age, and was always a passionate student of music and the arts. The youngest of seven, Anderson grew up performing and singing in church with his older brothers. Anderson’s family recognized his talent as a musical prodigy when he was introduced to the saxophone at age twelve. He later became a member of the All-State High School Jazz Ensemble for South Carolina. After graduation, Anderson studied jazz at North Carolina Central University. There he was a member of the program’s world renowned Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Ira Wiggins. He studied with Branford Marsalis and Gospel saxophonist Donald Hayes for several years, achieving many accolades along the way. He received the Chancellor’s Award three years running and performed for Hilary Clinton and Jesse Jackson. Anderson was a member of the HBCU All-Star Jazz Ensemble as 1st Tenor Sax for three successive years. The pop/R&B and jazz musician’s career is fast becoming one to watch. Marcus Anderson is currently performing to audiences all over the world as one of Prince’s saxophonists in New Power Generation. As part of New Power Generation, Anderson has played and been showcased in such iconic festivals such as the Essence Music Festival, Monteux Jazz Festival and the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. Watching Marcus Anderson perform is akin to no other live experience. The tremendous musicianship Anderson displays in-person is matched only by his energetic, charismatic and passionate showmanship. Heavily influenced by artists such as Michael Jackson, James Brown and Prince, Anderson’s magnetic stage persona and tremendous enjoyment of performing is undeniable. Anderson makes the stage his musical playground and the stage becomes the setting for where “style meets substance.”

CATCH HIM LIVE:

Dec. 6th at the Ritz Theatre and Museum.

WEBSITE:

MarcusAnderson.net

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC:

Swamp Radio’s mission is to provide a live radio show experience that celebrates the culture, art, and history of Northeast Florida through a mixture of stories, interviews and music. “Holiday traditions are rooted in the notion of place. Here in Jacksonville, there exists a set of unique experiences exclusive to this region that provide many of us with some wonderful holiday memories,” states Ian Mairs, the show’s host and creator. “For me, the weather here allows for some distinctly Southern festivities in all sorts of outdoor locales like the beach or the river.” “A Swamp Radio Christmas” will give audiences an opportunity to connect with the past and celebrate the present, along with a glimpse into the future. Local writer Dorothy Ketchum Fletcher will wax nostalgic as she strolls through downtown Jacksonville of yesterday, stopping to gaze the windows at May Cohens, Furchgott’s, and Kuhn Flowers. In addition, former Florida Times-Union columnist Jennifer Greenhill Taylor will hilariously chronicle the great freeze of 1989, the only snow storm in recent Jacksonville history. Local breakout success Peter Behringer of Sweet Pete’s will discuss all things chocolate covered and sugary, as well as some distinctly Southern creations like Flip Flop Lollipops and Key Lime Taffy. A full cast of artist contributors are also scheduled, including special musical guests Four Families and Sam Pacetti. “Swamp Radio Christmas reminds me of my favorite kind of holiday treats: homemade,” adds Numa Sasselin, President of the Florida Theatre. “The show honors Jacksonville in the same way the Florida Theater provides our community with a wonderful place to gather and celebrate life in this neck of the woods.”

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Dec. 21st at the Florida Theatre!

WEBSITE:

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CORBITT BROTHERS

HUNTER HAYES

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC:

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC:

-CorbittBrothers.com

Raw, fierce, God-given talent to create and perform music is what best describes the Corbitt Brothers Band. “Simply put, the Corbitt Brothers jam! They have a killer, hard-driving, southern rock sound with a well-rounded sound of bluesy rock, gritty southern country, and a classic-flavored edge to great timeless tunes.” Genres include southern rock, outlaw country, blues, reggae, bluegrass and pretty much everything in between. Their original music comes from the heart and is relevant today. This diversity enables them to please any crowd. The band’s passion for playing music and entertaining is second to none. They engage a crowd with explosive energy, amazing talent and magnetism from the first song to the always requested encore. Another major bullet in their arsenal is Isaac Corbitt on the harmonica. He is one of the best harmonica artists in the country and has been compared to John Popper of Blues Traveler. When he lets it rip on the harmonica, crowds are electrified and on their feet in minutes cheering him on. These young, self-taught brothers/musicians were born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. They moved to the Nashville, Tennesee, area in 2008 to pursue their music dreams and formed the Corbitt Brothers Band in 2009 as a twosome hitting the music scene in Tennessee for a year. In mid-2010, they added a drummer to their band and went on the road full-time.

CATCH THEM LIVE: Dec. 31st at Freebird Live

WEBSITE:

CorbittBrothers.com

-HunterHayes.com

Listen closely to Hunter Hayes as he talks, that millionmile-an-hour voice, all rapid-fire energy and bustling passion. Not long ago he released his second album, the country chart-topping “Storyline.” But the 22-year-old, mind always churning, ideas jettisoning from brain to hand and voice, can’t help but wonder what lies ahead. “I’m on an unending search to find what it is that I love and how it is that I will do it,” he says of the wide-open, all-options future for a four-time GRAMMY nominee, CMA New Artist of the Year and youngest male act ever to top the Billboard Hot Country song chart. “How am I going to achieve getting the sounds that I love? What is it that I can’t resist?” The wonder of a talent like Hayes is that even when he has a rare moment of reprieve from the mayhem of touring the world on a solo jaunt, breaking the Guinness Book of World Records’ mark for most concerts in a 24-hour period or, say, performing at the GRAMMY Awards, he’s focused on his craft. “I should be fatigued of writing,” he admits. “But I have written easily a third of whatever my next project is. It’s more of a daily circle now,” he explains of his omnipresent muse. It’s easy to look at Hayes and marvel at his oft-recounted successes: receiving his first guitar from actor Robert Duvall at age six; performing for the President the following year; signing with Atlantic Nashville Records at age 18; touring as a support act for Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood not long after. “I just want people to know me,” Hayes says, taking a deep breath as he looks into the crystal ball he calls his unpredictable life. “Having someone care about what you’re saying is a groundbreaking feeling. That is a beautiful, life-changing experience every time. You don’t get used to that.”

CATCH HIM LIVE:

Dec. 5th at the Veterans Memorial Arena!

WEBSITE:

HunterHayes.com

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Veterans Memorial Arena JacksonvilleGiants.com

Season tickets are now available for the Jacksonville Giants 2014-2015 season! The first home game is Saturday, December 6th, at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena. Call Nick or Christian at (904) 355-6531 at the Giants office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and they will help you with your purchase.

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SPORTS EVENTS

Visit iwantaBUZZ.com calendar for more information about local sporting events.

Jacksonville Jaguars photo courtesy of Jacksonville Jaguars

BASKETBALL

JU vs. FAU (M): Dec. 30, Veterans Memorial Arena, JUDolphins.com

JU Trinity Baptist (W): Dec. 2, JU, JUDolphins.com

WSA Jacksonville Open: Dec. 14, Prime Osborne Convention Center, WSACheer.com

UNF vs. Edward Waters (M): Dec. 1, UNF, UNFOspreys.com

JU vs. Appalachian State (M): Dec. 4, Veterans Memorial Arena, JUDolphins.com UNF vs. Tennessee Tech (M): Dec. 5, UNF, UNFOspreys.com Jacksonville Giants vs. South Florida Gold: Dec. 6, Veterans Memorial Arena, JacksonvilleGiants.com

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans: Dec. 18, EverBank Field, Jaguars.com

RACES

JU vs. FIU (W): Dec. 14, JU, JUDolphins.com

Running of the Bulls 5K: Dec. 6, Hemming Plaza, 1stPlaceSports.com

JU vs. Gardner-Webb (M): Dec. 17, Veterans Memorial Arena, JUDolphins.com

Casa Jingle all the Way 5K: Dec. 6, Jekyll Island, 1stPlaceSportscom

FSCJ vs. Florida State College (M): Dec. 17, FSCJ, GoBlueWave.com

Reindeer Run Half Marathon & 5K: Dec. 7, Fernandina, 1stPlaceSports.com

JU vs. Truett-McConnell (M): Dec. 20, Veterans Memorial Arena, JUDolphins.com

Guana 5K and 12K Trail Races: Dec. 7, Guana Preserve, 1stPlaceSports.com

UNF vs. Wofford (W): Dec. 20, UNF, UNFOspreys.com

Black Knight Financial Services Festival of Lights 5K: Dec. 13, San Marco, 1stPlaceSports.com

FSCJ Holiday Classic (W): Dec. 20-Dec. 30, FSCJ, GoBlueWave.com UNF vs. Western Carolina (W): Dec. 21, UNF, UNFOspreys.com JU vs. Jacksonville State (M): Dec. 27, Veterans Memorial Arena, JUDolphins.com December 2014 • www.iwantaBUZZ.com

FOOTBALL

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans: Dec. 7, EverBank Field, Jaguars.com

UNF vs. Thomas University (W): Dec. 13, UNF, UNFOspreys.com

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CHEERLEADING

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis: Dec. 20, St. Vincents Waterfront Pavilion, 1stPlaceSports.com The Last Gasp: Dec. 21, JU, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Bank Marathon: Dec. 28, The Bolles School, 1stPlaceSports.com


GAME FACE

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Mary Tappmeyer is the UNF Women’s basketball coach and returning for her 23rd year at the school. Tappmeyer has 397 career wins going into the season, but the Lady Ospreys are coming off a tough season a year ago. This year Tappmeyer’s squad will be young with just two juniors and three seniors on the roster. UNF begins Atlantic Sun play in January.

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Aaron Colvin

Jaguars<Cornerback

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been patiently waiting for one of their 2014 draft picks and finally they get to see him play. Aaron Colvin was drafted in the 4th round by the Jags despite tearing his ACL at the Senior Bowl back in January. Colvin, a cornerback, was projected as a second round pick before the injury. The Jags coaching staff developed a good relationship with Colvin at the Senior Bowl.

Yolett Mcphee-Mccuin

JU<Women’s Basketball Coach

Yolett McPhee-McCuin is in her second season at Jacksonville University Women’s basketball coach. Once again, Coach Yo will have a young team as she has brought in six freshman for this season. A year ago, McPhee-McCuin led the Lady Dolphins to a 13-17 overall record but more importantly a 10-8 mark in the Atlantic Sun, which was good enough to earn the 4th seed in the ASun Tourney.

De’andre Johnson

First Coast High School <Quarterback

The First Coast High School quarterback is bound for Florida State in 2015 and has already visited the high school record books. The Bucs senior had his team ranked tops in the state in the highest classification in the state. In the last regular season game of the year, Johnson broke the all time passing yards mark in Northeast Florida with over 10,600. Johnson broke John Wolford’s record.

Running for Brews It’s unbelievable how much truth is in that statement. Yes of course, I love running, and I will run for physical fitness, mental health, and various other reasons or why would I be a co-organizer for a weekly running group? But deep down, I REALLY like beer. Now that I’m in the “real world” and can splurge a little bit on a full flavored craft beer, I do. Life is too short for a bad beer. Don’t do it, it’s not worth it. Your taste buds deserve more. Furthermore, Jacksonville is home to so many awesome breweries. We, as a running group, are lucky enough to call one of those local breweries our home. The Green Room knows exactly how to quench your thirst after a group run. Besides the cold beer from their brewery and other local favorites, they don’t mind a large group of runners swarming their establishment. I’ll let you all imagine the scene. Now I can sit here and encourage you to drink this beer over that one and start listing all my favorites, but where’s the fun in that? Part of the excitement is walking into a local brewery, like the Green Room, and experimenting. Don’t worry, taste testing is encouraged. And here is a special treat: some beers are better mixed. So for me, I run because I love it, but also because I really like beer. And who can blame me? It’s a great reward for running!

THE PLAY BY PLAY

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EXPECTATIONS HAVE NEVER BEEN HIGHER FOR UNF BASKETBALL UNF Head Basketball Coach Matthew Driscoll

Photo courtesy Todd Drexler, Sideline Sports

In the 10 years since UNF moved to Division 1 in athletics, there have never been higher expectations for a season than head coach Matthew Driscoll finds for his Ospreys now. The BUZZ interviewed the high-energy UNF basketball coach about the upcoming Atlantic Sun conference season.

BUZZ: How are you handling these high expectations internally? MD: It’s our 10th anniversary of moving to Division 1. The expectations continue to grow and I think that’s healthy for your program. That makes people understand just how far you’ve come and how you have grown your culture. I think it’s something very positive. We’re always talking about “one game at a time” and staying humble and hungry. Every single game is the most important game on our schedule. One game at a time. BUZZ: In the past two NCAA tournaments, Atlantic Sun teams have won a total of three games. What does that mean for UNF? MD: There is a financial gain for every team in the conference. The exposure that it gives the league is big. The fact that we swept Mercer last year (a team that won in the NCAA Tournament), and we were the only team to beat them twice - we were getting calls for interviews and stories between the Duke and Tennessee games so that helps when we go out on the recruiting trail. BUZZ: Does the JU rivalry come in to play in your message to local talent? MD: No. We don’t talk about other schools when we recruit kids. We talk about what we do. We talk about the league and the power five teams we play. But we talk about UNF. BUZZ: How will you measure success this season? What would make a good year? MD: I don’t know where the measurement would be. A lot of things can transpire between now and March 8 when the championship game of the Atlantic Sun will be played. It’s hard to be a Punxsutawney Phil and prognosticate exactly what is going to transpire. However, with that said, our expectations are high. So therefore, if your expectations are high and you don’t quite reach those expectations, there is a chance for disappointment. Expectations lead to disappointment. December 2014 • www.iwantaBUZZ.com

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FEATURED SPORTS BLOGGER By Melissa Kingston Owner, Definition Fitness

HOW TO START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT We’ve all said it a million times, “This is the year I’m going to lose weight and start exercising.” And we’ve all heard it a million times: you’ve got to eat less and move more. So why haven’t you started something and stuck with it to the end? Did you set your goals too lofty? Did you expect it to happen in a shorter time period? Or did you just hope something positive would happen without forming a game plan to achieve them?

desk for up to 8 hours a day ur yo at g tin sit u, yo of ny For ma (literally) to limit your time ps ste tra ex ke Ta le. ab vit is ine as well as at work. spent sitting outside of work Let’s try setting some small goals and focus on the little things- quiet time, happiness, diet, and movement. QUIET TIME: Make more downtime for yourself. We all must rest and recharge our battery, which has a limited “life”, or we will run out of energy- literally. There are 3 ways you can achieve more quiet time to refuel. Active rest, passive rest and total rest. Total rest is sleeping, passive rest is when your body is not actively involved in something, but you are consciously aware of it (meditation or reading a novel), active rest is a light activity such as tai chi. HAPPINESS: Identify your core values. Think about your family, friends, work, and health. How do you value each of these? Where and on what do you want to spend your time and money? If you are currently making poor decisions that go against your core values you will have higher stress in your life, leading to higher cortisol levels, excess fat, fatigue, and anxiety. Be aware of every decision you make and let this awareness guide the way you live. DIET: I’m going to keep it simple. Drink more water. Prepare your own meals. Use food that grew from the ground or walked around. That’s it. Vegetables, fruit, grass-fed meat, fish, nuts and seeds. If you place high value on your health then you will take the little bit of extra time and effort needed to shop for and prepare your own meals. Just do it. MOVEMENT: Now I’m only going to focus on one thing: stop sitting so much! • CALORIE BURN DROPS TO 1 CALORIE PER MINUTE • PEOPLE WITH SITTING JOBS HAVE 2 X THE RATE OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE For many of you, sitting at your desk for up to 8 hours a day is inevitable. Take extra steps (literally) to limit your time spent sitting outside of work as well as at work. The key to starting off your New Year right? Start with small goals: 10 pushups a day or going to bed 30 minutes early. Once you have successfully implemented those into your routine, challenge yourself to finish reading that novel or make a new recipe. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Be proud of accomplishing and sticking with that one thing and move one to the next (small) challenge. Check out more blogs at iwantaBUZZ.com. If you would like to be an iwantaBUZZ.com blogger email Nia@CFMedia.net.

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What is new with concussions? Concussions remain in the forefront of athlete safety concerns. Unfortunately, there have been eight recorded deaths in sports this fall season from heart conditions, head injury, heat related and other causes. Athletic trainers, physicians, and healthcare professionals are working to educate the public as well as promote safety. While football gets a lot of media attention, remember soccer, hockey, lacrosse, and other contact sports are now beginning their seasons and are a source of concussion. Know the signs and symptoms of a concussion and remember, “When in doubt, sit them out. ” WHERE ARE WE AT WITH HELMET TECHNOLOGY AND SENSORS? Helmets prevent skull fractures, they do not necessarily prevent brain injury. While much has been done to improve helmet technology through padding, both inside and out, as well as a controversial rating system, concussions continue. There are new methods in use, especially at the collegiate level, for monitoring the severity, location and number of impacts incurred. In the NFL, they also use a specific spotter to alert medical personnel when they see an unusually hard hit or player acting suspiciously. Helmets with sensors are valued at about $425.00 for which some parents are willing to pay for but are a cost consideration for schools. WHAT IS RETURN TO LEARN? Sports are not the only area that needs an adjustment when one incurs a concussion. Classroom activities, socialization, reading,test taking, concentration, and comprehension can all be impacted. Academic accommodations may need to be made with a gradual return to learn process, which includes an incremental process in the classroom. Part of a comprehensive concussion program includes this in the process. For more information check www.cdc.gov under their “heads up” concussion program. PREVENTION AND RECOGNITION? While limited contact in sports helps, collisions will still occur resulting in concussions. This is a public health issue where parents and coaches should advocate for a Certified Athletic Trainer who has the resources to help to prevent and manage these concussive injuries. As Jim Thornton, President of the National Athletic Trainers Association says,” Would you ever drop your child at a swimming pool without a lifeguard? Yet parents drop their children off at hockey, lacrosse, football and other sports without an athletic trainer present – it doesn’t make sense.” Jim Mackie, M.Ed., ATC, LAT is a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer with the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program and serves as the Athletic Trainer for Trinity Christian Academy through Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Services. For more information see www. jsmp.us or call 904-202-5320 or 904-477-9291. The information presented herein reflects only the opinion of the author and not iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine, it’s owner, or publisher. All information in iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for any advice given to you by your physician. Consult your physician before you begin any nutrition, exercise, or dietary supplement program.

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AROUND TOWN

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THE BRICK RESTAURANT

Wanting to offer an experience to the area that answered the local obsession with “real good” barbeque, and equally matched his own passion for the Southern classic cooking method, Todd created the original Mojo BBQ as a “Southern Blues Kitchen.” Mojo No. 4 focuses on offering unbelievable food in a laid back, down home, one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

BrickOfAvondale.com 3585 St Johns Ave.

Located in Historic Avondale, Brick Restaurant features eclectic selections with regional inspiration and a patio, bar & weekend jazz. Brick is a neighborhood favorite with signature dishes embracing a modern take on American cuisine.

ALE PIE HOUSE

BLUE FISH RESTAURANT

AlePieHouse.com 3951 St Johns Ave.

BlueFishJax.com 3551 St Johns Ave.

Ale Pie House is a traditional Italian restaurant, serving Riverside and Avondale, features an array of Italian Cuisine dishes such as Chicken Marsala, Classic Spaghetti with Meatballs, and Lasagna.

The perfect compliment to great cuisine in relaxed and fun surroundings is Elevated Avondale. Just upstairs from the Blue Fish main dining room is the presence and excitement of music, a neighborhood crowd in relaxed surroundings and a full-service bar at your disposal. Also available during weekdays or nights for private events. Now do what comes naturally. Relax, unwind, relate and feel at home. No time to be down; be elevated. That’s what we do here.

BISCOTTIS

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Biscottis.net 3556 St Johns Ave

RestaurantOrsay.com 3630 Park St. Established in 2008 by Jonathan Insetta, Brian Siebenschuh, & Crystal Vessels, we at Orsay strive to provide a warm, genuine dining experience without pretense in a bustling, fun atmosphere with smiling, attentive service.

In 1993, Karin Tucker, and Barbara Bredehoeft opened Biscottis as a cozy 37-seat coffee house. It quickly became a landmark success and now seats 100 in a beautiful turn-of-the-century brick and wood interior building. Offering casual comfort, innovative cuisine (try the fabulous Sunday brunch), and with a personality all its own, the Avondale eatery has expanded to accommodate its citywide clientele.

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At Roberson Law, we help families and local businesses with their legal needs. Please visit our website at www.RobersonLawJax.com for more information and to schedule a free consultation. How Can I Stop A Debt Collector From Calling Me?

The only way to legally stop debt collection calls is to request it in writing. After receipt, the collector has a reasonable time - normally 1 business day - to cease contact. If you are contacted after that, you may have a claim for money damages. Make sure to save proof of the request (fax confirmation or certified mail) and any contacts (your call log or copies of letters).

When Can A Landlord Change My Locks?

Even if you are late on rent or staying past the end of your lease, a landlord cannot change the locks without a court order. Before this happens, the order should be posted on your door and the police will come with the landlord to oversee the change. Changing the locks without a court order is illegal. The information presented herein reflects only the opinion of the author and not iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine, it’s owner, or publisher. All information in iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for any advice given to you by your lawyer.

Marc Wisdom of Brew Time Marc Wisdom is a man who knows and is passionate about craft beer. He writes the monthly beer column, “Brew Time,” for BUZZ Magazine, appears as The Beer Guy on Jacksonville CW17’s “I Know Jax” entertainment program and is a contributor to Jacksonville Magazine. Now, you have the opportunity to learn from his immense insights into the history, flavor aspects, and pairing possibilities of beer as he hosts events for Jacksonville Grapes & Hops around Jacksonville.

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the jacksonville landing December Festivities The Jacksonville Landing will be decking the halls and ringing in the holiday season all month long with two amazing ongoing family-friendly events! Starting Saturday, November 29, enjoy Synchronized Nightly Tree Light Shows every hour, on the hour through New Year’s Eve, featuring all new light synchronization and music for the 2014 season! The Landing’s 56-foot tall tree comes to life to the sounds of your favorite holiday songs each evening, performing a 10-minute synchronized light show with more than 78,000 sparkling LED lights. Each show is free and open to the public. The shows take place Sunday through Thursday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (four shows each night) and Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. – midnight (seven shows each night). Don’t miss the 2014 Holiday on the River Concert and Dance Series featuring daily live performances by local schools, churches and dance groups. Performances begin on Wednesday, December 3 and end on Sunday, December 21. Each performance will take place in front of the 56-foot tall Christmas tree in the Courtyard during lunch and in the evenings. Couple these ongoing events with our 20th Annual Tuba Christmas on December 13 at 2 p.m., Yappy Hour Christmas “Paw”ty on December 14 from 2 – 5 p.m., and weekend live music every Friday and Saturday and you are sure to see how there is something for everyone this holiday season at The Landing. Plus, ring in the New Year with live music and a fireworks show at midnight on New Year’s Eve! The Jacksonville Landing will be the place to be for the TaxSlayer.com Bowl events. For a complete list of TaxSlayer.com events at The Landing and more Landing events, visit JacksonvilleLanding.com or Facebook.com/JacksonvilleLanding.

Lights, Camera, Jacksonville! By Kristen Sell

THE SEQUEL TO “CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON” FILMED IN JACKSONVILLE Scenes from the popular sequel were filmed right along the St Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville. “Revenge of the Creature” is the first sequel to “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” and several scenes were filmed in Jacksonville at the former Lobster House restaurant (now the River City Brewing Co.). The St. Johns River stood in for the Amazon in this movie. Clint Eastwood appears uncredited in the film, as a lab technician named Jennings.


INSIDE LOOK How long have you all been at your current location? Since

September 28, 2014.

What was your inspiration to open PVO? I wanted to bring this place back to life. It’s a beautiful piece of property with tons of history. I want to serve the fishing/outdoor community of Northeast Florida with a great environment and a fully stocked bait & tackle shop. What makes PVO so unique? In addition to a phenomenal selection

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EW BAIT AND TACKLE SHOP, PALM VALLEY OUTDOORS, IS LINING UP FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH SOME REEL NICE GIFTS FOR THAT FISHERMAN IN THE FAMILY! I spoke with co-owner Toni Kara about her unique shop touting an amazing business model. How about this to hook you fin fanatics up within a few short weeks PVO will feature new boat slips, charters, boat rentals, kayak fishing and eco-tours, rentals and lessons, lots of new docks and a brand-spanking new restaurant adjacent to the store. Talk about one-stop shopping! Article by Monica Stouder, Photo’s by Monica Lea Imagery MonicaLea.com

of fishing tackle and merchandise, we have live bait and staff members that have some serious fishing knowledge! Additionally, we have dock-side bait service. Simply give us a call when you are about 10 minutes from the dock and place your order, pull your boat up to the slip and we will run your bait out to you. No need to get out of the boat to restock your bait when spending the day on the water! Whether you are boating, shore fishing, surf fishing, kayaking, or just looking for all around bait and or tackle, we have it all.

What are your client’s favorite products or services? Live bait, the fact that a lot of our tackle is manufactured by local fishermen, our waterside location, & incredible customer service. Best customer fishing story? They are all good fish stories; it’s about spending the day doing what you love.

What’s in the future for PVO? The restaurant is coming soon. It will be called PVO Bar & Grill. We also have 40 boat slips and 475 linear feet of docks underway and will be completed by February 2015. We will also be renting out fishing boats and conducting kayak eco-charters and kayak fishing expeditions, stand up paddle board rentals and tours. Best part of owning PVO? To see the happiness in our customers when they realize they have a local, one stop bait & tackle shop.

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Nightlife Who doesn’t love chocolate? Coffee? If you’re a fan of both, you’ll love Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout Mocha Flourless Torte. Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout is smooth and creamy – the way I like my chocolate AND my coffee! Go ahead, take a sniff. You’ll smell espresso and chocolate. Go ahead, taste it. You’ll taste a creamy mixture of espresso, chocolate and a little bit of smokiness. How perfect is that for a cold winter’s night in front of the fire? This mocha torte takes full advantage of the beautiful, rich flavors of this hearty stout. The perfect fire cuddle combination.

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BELL’S SPECIAL DOUBLE CREAM STOUT MOCHA FLOURLESS TORTE INGREDIENTS 12 Tbsp. unsalted butter 12 oz. bittersweet chocolate (do not use morsels), chopped 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa

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What is unique about your bar area?

What is your funniest customer story?

It has a family section and an adult section.

Someone stole all the kegs from behind the restaurant to sell for scrap metal! There is a $30 deposit on each, so I lost $180! I was so mad! The next day, I was waiting on a customer and he yelled, “Someone just ran behind your restaurant with a keg!” This was at noon in broad daylight! I ran outside and he threw the keg in his back seat and sped away! I called 911 and reported a keg stolen behind my restaurant. Two police cars arrived 5 minutes later! They asked me where the crime was committed and I showed them the rack behind the restaurant. The officer was concerned and kept questioning me how and why I would keep them outside. I explained they were too big and storage inside was a problem. The officer said, “You keep cakes out here?” Apparently, 911 reported a CAKE being stolen from Players Grille! They were there in 5 MINUTES for a cake!

What kind of weekly drink specials do you all offer? We have a Drink of the Day ONLY $3.99 Cosmo Monday • Margarita Tuesday Crown Royal Wednesday • Three Olives Thursday Captain Morgan Friday • Lemon Drop Saturday Screwdriver Sunday Do you all have music or any kind of events?

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Any local Jax celebs stopped by for a drink?

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Charles McBurney, Tyler Bateh, Lenny Curry, Roger Weeder, Jay Farhat, plus folks from Channel 4 and Fox News! Sheriff John Rutherford loves our homemade soup! As a matter of fact my soup is so good that men call me for my soup & not me!

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What does your staff enjoy the most about working here?

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3 Tbsp. Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout Cocoa for dusting

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Place chocolate and butter in microwavable bowl. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted. In large bowl, beat remaining ingredients until thickened, about 5 minutes. GENTLY fold half of chocolate/ butter mixture until combined. GENTLY fold in remaining chocolate mixture. Spray 9 inch springform pan with baking spray (or butter pan). Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 to 45 minutes. Torte should jiggle slightly, and inserted toothpick should have a few crumbs. It should be more fudge like, not cakey. Enjoy!

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MIXOLOGY

The Jag Bomb! Ingredients 1 shot of Vodka 1 shot of Sprite 1 shot of Blue Caracuo


Brew Time By Marc Wisdom With the colder winter months upon us, two distinct beer styles are coming into season: Barlywines and Winter Warmers. Both have interesting beginnings and provide for some truly wonderful beer-drinking experiences. Both have roots that reach back several centuries and both have histories that began in Britain. Over the next two months we will examine each, one per month. First we will take a look at Winter Warmers. A winter warmer is a traditional, malty-sweet, Strong Ale that is brewed in the winter months. It is usually quite dark, but not as dark as a stout, with a big malt presence. Sometimes, winter warmers have a few spices, especially in the United States, although spices are not necessarily a required ingredient in a winter warmer. The primary characteristic is strength; the average alcohol content by volume ranges from 6.0% to 8.0% ABV and some winter warmers reach 10% ABV or more. Christmas beer is another type of winter warmer, similarly strong in alcohol content and usually spiced. Winter warmers are an off-shoot of old ales that were historically served as a complement to mild ales. In pubs of the era, typically the landlord would serve the customer a blend of the sharper stock ale with the fruitier, sweeter mild ale to the customer’s taste. In London especially, the aged ale would take on a tart note from a secondary fermentation with brettanomyces yeast, which was present either in the pitching yeast or in the wooden equipment. Because of the time required for the aging process, some investors would buy mild ale from brewers, age it into old ale, and sell it at the higher price. Eventually, brewers began to keep some beer behind at the brewery, age it themselves and sell it to the pubs. In some cases old ale was a blend of young and old. The “stock ale” was the brewery’s very aged ale and was used to inject an “old” quality, and perhaps acidity to the blend. The Vikings of Scandinavia have perhaps the strongest claim with their tradition of drinking a strong, dark brew during their celebration of “Jul” or yule on December 21. The drafts were offered up to Norse gods such as Odin and Frey. The practice was so revered that Norway’s King Haakon I (“The Good,” c. 920-

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961) decreed each household must brew beer for the celebration. Later, in the 13th century when Christianity had taken hold and the celebration was moved to December 25, the Gulathing Laws were passed that required peasants to not only brew beer for the celebration, but they must also hold some sort of party to celebrate the day. Failure to uphold this responsibility could result in fines and even loss of property. In England, the tradition of Christmas ales has roots in the tradition of wassailing. Wassailing, or singing for Christmas treats, was traditionally done on Twelfth Night or the evening of January 5th. The tradition was that peasants would sing in front of the feudal lord’s homes in exchange for figgy pudding and a wassail drink, sometimes made of strong hard cider or Winter Warmer brews. The actual drink known as wassail varied from location to location, but a popular one was known as “Lambs Wool.” The recipe consisted of hot ale, roasted crab apples, sugar, spices, eggs and cream. Small pieces of toast were floated on the top of the drink.

Luminary Night at St. Augustine Lighthouse: Dec. 3, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, StAugustineLighthouse.org Frankie Paul & J. Bliss: Dec. 3-Dec. 6, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Doug Benson: Dec. 4, Comedy Club of Jacksonville, JacksonvilleComedy.com Full Moon Beach Stroll: Dec. 5, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, Flagler Beach, OldCity.com British Night Watch: Dec. 5 & Dec. 6, Government House, St. Augustine, BritishNightWatch.org Mike Armstrong: Dec. 6, Comedy Club of Jacksonville, JacksonvilleComedy.com

Samichlaus has an ABV of around 14% (it varies slightly from year to year) and was produced from 1980 to 1995 by the Hürlimann brewery in Switzerland. After a hiatus of a few years, the brew was in 2000 picked up by the Eggenberg brewery in Austria who brews the beer just once a year on December 6 it is then aged for 10 months before bottling. Older vintages become more complex with a creamy warming finish. Serve with hardy robust dishes and desserts, particulary with chocolates, or as an after dinner drink by itself. Marc Wisdom has been known to wait up for Santa on Christmas Eve with visions of rare and vintage Christmas beers in his eyes in his stocking. Alas, he has never been able to stay awake for the arrival of jolly ol’ St. Nick. Follow his adventures and blog posts at: www.JaxBeerGuy.com.

Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar for more local events.

NYE333 Celebration Dec. 31, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.org

Tom Cotter: Dec. 11-Dec. 13, Comedy Club of Jacksonville, JacksonvilleComedy.com Comedy Showcase: Dec. 16, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Frankie Paul & J. Bliss: Dec. 17-Dec. 20, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Andrew Kennedy: Dec. 18-Dec. 20, Comedy Club of Jacksonville, JacksonvilleComedy.com Tim Pulnik: Dec. 26-Dec. 27, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

Comedy Showcase: Dec. 6, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

Orny Adams: Dec. 31, Comedy Club of Jacksonville, JacksonvilleComedy.com

Adamec Bike Night: Dec. 11, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

J. Bliss Dec. 3- 6 Dec. 10-13, and Dec. 17-20, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

Follow me on twitter @beerapostle Sourcing Suds is a column by the Beer Apostle, Brian Little, recognizing beer that’s locally brewed and served. Join him each month as he highlights a local craft beer and where you can find it on tap!

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Sunset Celebration: Dec. 6, Vilano Beach Pier, Vilano Beach, OldCity.com

Comedy Showcase: Dec. 9, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

By Brian Little

Adding spices to the warmed beer gave way over the years to spices being included in the brewing process. Today, winter warmers and Christmas ales include many spices and flavors ranging from gingerbread to cranberry.

***Night Feeding at Catty Shack: Every Sat. except Dec. 6, Additional dates Dec. 12, Dec. 26, Catty Shack Ranch, CattyShack.org ***5th Annual Candlelight Tour of Villa Zorayda: Every Wed., Villa Zorayda, OldCity.com

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New Year’s Eve Celebration: Dec. 31, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com NYE333 Celebration: Dec. 31, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.org NYE Celebration: Dec. 31, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31, Gypsy Comedy Club, GypsyComedyClub.com

Source BEER:30 Nearly three years ago, Beer:30 opened its doors and became one of the only locally owned bottle shops devoted to craft beer. This past October, Beer:30 became the first locally owned bottle shop to have beer to go in the form of 32 ounce growlers. Co-owner Justen Mann explained the new focus on growlers. “This was always our intention. We want to give people the opportunity to enjoy good craft beer from their home. Our taps are all devoted to American craft. Most of the beer you can’t find in bottles. So, rather than having to go out to a bar, our customers can take good beer home with them.” Beer:30 has 15 beers on tap. Of those beers, all of them are craft and most of them are not found in bottles. This makes certain beers more accessible to consumers who would rather enjoy a beer at home and not at the bar.

Suds GREEN ROOM BREWING’S CAFÉ BLONDE It does not get more local than Green Room’s Café Blonde. This is a light colored beer that packs a ton of flavor. The beer is brewed with coffee from Jacksonville’s own Bold Bean Coffee Roasters. Looks can be deceiving. This beer doesn’t look like a coffee beer, but the aroma and flavor are unmistakably coffee infused, and that’s a good thing! And at 5% ABV, Café Blonde is a sessionable beer that would pair quite well with ham and eggs. Beer:30 is open daily and located at 1271 King St. To see more from the Beer Apostle, visit TheBeerApostle.com.

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PROFESSOR DUBIOUS IS THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON IN THE WORLD BY A LARGE MARGIN. HERE, HE DEIGNS TO RESPOND TO YOUR ILL-INFORMED QUERIES. WHERE DOES CONSCIOUSNESS COME FROM? - F. P. Fanucci, Seattle, WA

Professor Dubious Says: While consciousness resides in the brain, it is generated in

the gallbladder and travels through the digestive system up to the brain. It functions there for 9 to 11 months, after which it is exhausted and travels back to the liver for a twomonth vacation. At this point, it has gotten spoiled by not having to work, and decides to give up entirely and get excreted in the urine. This cycle continues throughout your life, and means that you have 40 to 80 different consciousnesses over the course of your life. Thus when you say “I feel like a different person than when I was 14”, it is quite literally true that you are a different person. Your 14-year-old self is somewhere in the sewers.

WHAT MAKES WATER WET? - H. Kirby, New York, FL

Professor Dubious Says: The wetness of water comes from one of water’s

components, the chemical Furfurin Chlorinate, the wettest substance in existence. Skin contact with two drops of Furfurin Chlorinate can cause death from wetness in 20 minutes if not immediately treated with a fluffy towel. Contrary to popular belief, water is actually not all that wet. Many liquids are far wetter than water due to higher Furfurin concentrations. By the Spachulla Wetness Scale, the wettest common liquid is tapioca pudding, measuring in at 9.7 Spachullas (Sp.), followed by boar sweat at 9.5 Sp., pina coladas at 9.4 Sp., and diet tapioca pudding at 9.0 Sp. The world’s driest substance is dehydrated talcum powder, which, if mixed with Furfurin Chlorinate, would create a black hole that would swallow the known universe.

WHAT IS LYME DISEASE? - C. Belle, Phealine, WA

Professor Dubious Says:Lyme disease is misleadingly named. It is not so much a disease as a flavoring supplement used to make black licorice taste edible.

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December CROSSWORD Horoscope

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Aries (March 21- April 19)

Love lock down. With Venus in Scorpio, your tenth house of long-term goals, your urge to “make it official” has reached its critical mass. I hope you are sure your mate is “the one”. I hear divorce is such a pain. That rollercoaster has way more lows than highs. Yet, 50% of people keep riding it.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Everything is pointing for you to start over. Something about the Sun leaving your relationship sector. Sometimes starting over is great. Going out and meeting new people, fun! But then again, there is all that let down and loneliness and contemplating about going back to your ex and the sadness and the….

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

Single Gemini, romance is screeching to a halt. Apparently, something went into its retrograde cycle and according to my horoscope handbook, that is not good for you when looking for a mate. Hopefully next month that little cycle will be over so you can get some lovin’.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

ACROSS 1: Grocery store vehicle 5: Word processing help 10: Something to make at night and break in the morning 14: Skunk’s funk 15: Made a heap 16: Ammonia compound 17: Pout 18: Play up to the audience 20: As is fitting 22: Short partner? 23: Commuter’s option 24: Inscribed pillar 25: Diving bird 27: If 31: Grates upon 34: Machine parts 37: This gets popped when it pops up 38: It’s measured in foot-pounds 39: Temple student 40: Far from moderate 42: Employ 43: More in need of a hearing aid 45: Flight from justice 46: Kind of calendar 47: Balance sheet positive 48: Unruffled 50: Won every game 52: Monk’s superior 56: Kitten’s cry 58: Generous helpings 61: River transport 62: Rapture 65: Weight allowance 66: Copter’s cousin 67: Supercharger 68: ‘___ Cowgirls Get the Blues’ 69: Blended-family prefix 70: Chrysler product 71: Upbeat

DOWN 1: Deep sleeps 2: Choose a textbook series 3: 66, for one 4: Garden structure 5: EPA computation 6: Ditties 7: Kind of hammer 8: Play the wrong card, perhaps 9: More anomalous 10: Slice 11: 1966 Peck/Loren spy thriller 12: Maître d’s offering 13: Hippies’ homes 19: Unsaturated alcohol 21: Craving 26: Block passage through 28: Undemocratic leader 29: It may be financial 30: Gate alternative 32: Shrewd storybook cat 33: Run for 34: Pas de deux conclusion 35: Is short and shy 36: Third anniversary gift 38: Unresisting 40: Give a makeup exam to 41: Vehicle at a drive-in movie 44: Not very many 46: Pro, half the time 48: Rodin work 49: Apprehend 51: Land maps 53: ‘Well done!’ 54: Grimm goons 55: Itty-bitty 56: Computer capacity, for short 57: Stage direction 59: Heckle or Jeckle 60: Buckwheat noodles of Japan 63: Cut off 64: Dauphin’s denial

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You know who’s a famous Cancer? Tom Cruise. Depending on you opinion of him you’re either happy or “who gives a crap”. Regardless, if not him there are several others, like Luke Bryan, Will Ferrell, Lindsey Lohan, etc. Why am I telling you this? They will all have a better December than you.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Someone has been dancing around a commitment. I don’t blame ya. Your mate isn’t a ten. So are you settling? Perhaps. But take a look in that mirror Leo. You aren’t getting any younger and that bloated waist line isn’t vanishing anytime soon. Maybe your mate is the one settling.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Your current relationship continues to look very positive and long-term. You are getting support from friends, co-workers and the universe as a whole right now. Makes your wonder if this is too good to be real or are we all playing a joke on you? One big elaborate joke.

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Libra (September 23 – October 22)

December brings the tri-fecta: proposals, pregnancies, and cohabitation. I don’t know about you, but at least one of those sounds scary (if not all three). So what to do? Can’t hide from it. Don’t want to be a jerk. It’s the Holidays; blame your avoidance on that.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

I read this horoscope online today. “See if you can surprise your boss or mate by showing off your talent.” I know, what to do?! You have no talents. Unless you count your strange ability to put nine donut holes in your mouth at once. Talent? Maybe not, but it’s story-worthy.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

It would seem you are more interested in spending money this month than looking for romance. I assume you’re buying gifts for yourself, seeing you will most likely be alone on the holidays. At least you will have a lot of new stuff to help you forget about your loneliness.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Things are looking good for you this month. Because Pluto’s opposition with the South Node in your relationship sector is peaking, apparently that means your love life will start sparking. You just have to trust your relationships and good fortune to Pluto and South Nodes.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Here’s a tip Aquarius, quit being a butthole. Wondering why life isn’t quite as great as it can be? It’s probably because you keep derailing your own train. Sure you’re stubborn, but that doesn’t mean you’re always right. You’re the one people are whispering about when you walk into a room.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

This is what I read the other day about you Pisces, “You may feel satisfied with what you’ve got, but now is a good time for you to rethink your options.” I couldn’t disagree more. I don’t recommend you rethinking anything. Be happy you have someone. We all know it could be a very long time until there is another.

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