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A minion.

Hello Kitty!

Marvel’s Black Widow.

Michelle Obama.

Wonder Woman!


A Fairy Tale Princess.









I’m dressing up as Toad from Super Mario Bros this year!

I just wrote about cute costumes for BUZZ online! I’d be a jellyfish.

Irish Shamrock

Bubbles from the Powerpuff girls!

Team Powerpuff! I’m Blossom.

I’d be Buttercup from Powerpuff.

Reindeer, I’m already thinking about Christmas!







Tormund Giantsbane from Game of Thrones.



White Power Ranger.








Dexter from the Showtime show.

She Hulk; she’s a lean, green, fighting machine! And gorgeous!

Jason Voorhees AKA the ultimate Boogeyman.

Shahid Khan.

The Invisible Woman.










A pirate!


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Community Picks

This family-friendly 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk/ Run is open to the entire community! The Human Race is a fundraising opportunity to all area nonprofit organizations, schools, civic, and religious groups. HandsOn Jacksonville— along with several wonderful sponsors— provide this amazing opportunity to raise money for a great cause!


Embassy Suites

Join Fierce & Fabulous for the Fierce Royal Tea in Jacksonville, FL. This event will have some Fierce women discussing work/life balance, social media growth, and professional growth. Guests will enjoy 20 Fierce Vendors, with something for all. There will also be a performance by Nina ReNae, and more!

Oct. 22

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Deerwood Country Club

The third annual Salvation Army Red Shield Ball, benefiting the women and families shelter, will be one to remember. This event gives you a chance to make a real difference in the lives of the women and families who call the Red Shield Lodge home. This elegant, gala-style fundraiser includes dinner, live music, silent auctions, and more!

Jacksonville Beach

Come dressed in costume for the finale of the food truck season. Bring the whole family for safe and free Halloween festivities such as pumpkin painting, contests, games, hayrides, and more. Eat from a variety of award-winning food trucks and end the day with some fun trick or treating!





(The book that inspired Broadway Musical, Hamilton)

The event is casual so stop in and join us. Bring your lunch, your book and all of your thoughts, ideas and questions about this fascinating peek into American History.


Come early and enjoy Andrew J. Mowat on the piano playing songs of the era!



1400 University Blvd N. , Jacksonville, FL 32211


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NOVEMBER 19, 2016 12 - 1:30 pm

bring your lunch for each session



FRANCHISE opportunities

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Why Mack’s Tenders

Mack’s Tenders franchise is designed to allow you to own a restaurant with a less than $200,000 investment based on where you live and including the franchising fee. The concept is optimized for a small footprint; a 1,200 to 1,400 square foot location is all you need. That coupled with technology and low product cost make this an ideal opportunity. As a Mack’s Tenders franchise owner, you will be given extensive and personal training. You will also receive the support of 30 years of successful franchise processes, technology integration and strategic foresight for long-term growth and sustainability through leadership.

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Making a Difference: non-profit leaders in our community

Sherri Linden Porter used her talent, skills, experience, and knowledge to co-found Hunger Fight in November of 2012. Porter has over 30 years of sales, marketing, business ownership, and nonprofit experience that she feeds upon as she leads Hunger Fight to make a real difference in the lives of hungry and food insecure children and families here in our community.


“Hunger is a very real problem in Northeast Florida,” said Porter. “Not limited to panhandlers or vagrants, it often flies under the radar, showing up in families or individuals who do not fit what Americans might imagine from films or pictures in National Geographic. Hunger is also a thief, not satisfied with simply stealing physical and mental health, but robbing people of clarity, purpose, and respect. We have to take action.”

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross The Most Interesting Person I’ve Interviewed This Month She’s one of the public faces of the local movement to expand Jacksonville’s human rights ordinance to cover LGBT citizens from discrimination in the areas of jobs, housing, and public accommodations. Denise Iondoli is a parent, aunt, sister, small business owner, and transgender woman in Jacksonville. Denise was born John Iondoli and raised in a strict Italian, Catholic family.

Community Focus A closer look at our local nonprofit community

“I always knew that I was different,” she said, “but due to the conventions of the era, I got married and had twin daughters, and lived as man - before deciding that I had to be true to who I really am inside.”

With a spectacular view of the St. Johns River, an indoor running track, and more, the new Winston Family YMCA is the Hub for the Y’s community-focused efforts to be a total wellness resource for the First Coast. Enjoy the Newton Family Aquatic Center, the KidZone, the Spiritual Wellness Center, the Florida Blue Wellness Center, the Jacksonville Jaguars Gymnasium, and more!


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Bike Multiple Sclerosis

Bike MS is hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is the premier fundraising cycling series for anyone seeking a world free of multiple sclerosis. The 30th Annual Bike MS: PGA Tour Cycle to the Shore is October 22-23.

HandsOn Jacksonville

HandsOn Jacksonville, a nonprofit organization, is on a mission and is determined to help change the world one volunteer at a time by inspiring, equipping, and mobilizing people. HandsOn Jacksonville is used as the on-ramp to volunteering.

She is an advocate of We Are Straight Allies, a local organization that works towards passage of both statewide legislation and a comprehensive Human Rights Ordinance in Jacksonville. “It is simply not right that people in our city can be fired or denied service or housing, simply because of who they are,” she said. Make sure to tune into WJCT’s First Coast Connect each weekday morning at 9 a.m. on 89.9 WJCT to hear from the most compelling personalities of the First Coast!


Winston Family YMCA

Iondoli said her coming out experience as transgender has been a challenging, but powerful one.




The DeVries Law Firm, P.A. 644 Cesery Blvd., Suite 250 Jacksonville, FL 904.348.0030

John Carey

Info Name 1721 Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 210 Jacksonville, Florida 32207 904-353-6235


Whitehall Partners

ohn Carey is a real estate developer who has a natural eye for detail that most people can’t begin to grasp, but can feel when they enter one of his spaces, whether commercial, multifamily, senior living, or even industrial. Carey founded Whitehall Partners in 2006. Recently, Whitehall Partners was acquired by Van Trust Real Estate, where Carey will serve as Executive Vice President.

John Carey is a real estate developer who has a natural eye for detail that most people can’t begin to grasp, but can feel when they enter one of his spaces, whether commercial, multi-family, senior living, or even industrial. Carey founded Whitehall Partners in 2006. Recently, Whitehall Partners was acquired by Van Trust Real Estate, where Carey will serve as Executive Vice President. Carey likes to think of the properties he develops as understated; they are anything but. They exude style that makes sense. He understands that abandoning natural and historical roots creates an out-of-place environment. And that adding sleek functionality produces a clean space perfect for today’s conveniences. He has, most notably, been involved with East San Marco. In the heart of the community, the project will consist of 45K square feet of retail, including a 30K Publix, and 280 apartments. It’s been a long road trying to secure funding to get the development underway, but it’s expected to close next month. As for workplaces, Whitehall has 70 acres in Nocatee, master planned for five office buildings. In addition, Carey created Palmetto at Oakleaf and Reserve at Wynnfield, multi-family apartments in the suburbs.Carey’s senior living communities are equally impressive. Arbor Terrace is the signature name for three locations in Ponte Vedra, San Marco/San Jose, and Ortega. Another will be underway soon in Charleston.



Carey is president of Timuquana Country Club. He has also been on the Florida First Coast YMCA Metropolitan Board of Directors for 14 years. BUZZ: What is your specific field of law? SD: Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, and Landlord Tenant law. BUZZ: How do clients benefit from your services? SD: They receive personal, one-on-one contact with an attorney as

opposed to going through a bunch of office staff.

BUZZ: How did you choose your particular field of law? SD: I chose real estate law because there’s no greater feeling than having one of my clients walk away from a transaction owning their first house.

BUZZ: What are some challenges you like to overcome in your business? SD: Educating others and the general public on the importance of having estate planning documents, no matter what age they are.

BUZZ: What is your greatest accomplishment as an attorney? SD: Being able to help people through difficult situations. BUZZ: Are you involved in any local organizations? SD: I’m President of the Jacksonville Jaycees, Chair of the Socials

Committee for the Arlington Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, secretary for Susan G. Komen North Florida, sit on the Gator Bowl committee, and I’m also a Rotarian.

BUZZ: Do you host any special events throughout the year?

SD: My firm is a sponsor for the Jaycee’s Trail of Terror annual Halloween event.

BUZZ: Finish the sentence: “In 5 years I will...”

SD: Be continuing to make an impactful contribution to both the local community and individuals’ lives. 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.

Trader Joe’s

Freshfields Farm Jacksonville

The Fresh Market

Whole Foods Market

4180 S 3rd St.

5555 University Blvd W

150 Riverside Avenue, Suite 200

10601 San Jose Blvd

Renowned for their farm fresh produce and Two Buck Chuck wines, Trader Joe’s gives Jax Beach the organic and unique products they’ve been longing for.

Freshfield Farms offers most products straight from the farm and many more items at market prices, providing a super fresh shopping option for an underserved neighborhood.

Bringing their ultra-fresh, high quality products to Riverside, Fresh Market is known for amazing meats and foods prepared in-house. Keep an eye out for their $2.99 Tuesday deals.

If you’re searching for a large variety of organic, non-GMO, or gluten-free items, this Mandarin shop is where to go. Check out their website for coupons, sales deals, and even online ordering. october 2016 •


Are you ready to be spooked at the “Trail of Terror?” Get your tickets for the best local volunteer haunt in the area, if you dare. The “Hall of Terror” is Jacksonville’s oldest Haunted Attraction. The Jacksonville Jaycees AKA The Jacksonville Junior Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1922. The first “Hall of Terror” was formed in 1970. It ran continuously until 2005 at many popular Jacksonville venues including Market Square Mall and Adventure Landing. Last year, a passionate group of local Jacksonville Jaycees were determined to resurrect the “Hall of Terror” in the first annual “Trail of Terror.” It was such a popular success, the Jaycees decided to continue the tradition. The trail will be on the grounds of Paintball Adventures at 11850 Camden Road. This will be an 11-night event, beginning Friday, October 7 and continuing every weekend until October 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaycees’“Trail of Terror” is run 100 percent by volunteers and all proceeds benefit Jaycee Projects and local organizations. The Jaycees support several local charities and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Surfer’s for Autism, Catty Shack Ranch, Rethreaded, Rodeheavers Boys’ Ranch, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and

“Trail of Terror” is proud to partner with Paintball Adventures, WBOB, The Beach 102.3, The DeVries Law Firm, P.A., and many other wonderful sponsors who have helped put together this fantastic event. For more information, visit

Geek culture, extra spicy! WasabiCon, Jacksonville’s geek and pop culture convention, comes to town October 22 – 23. Held at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk, this two-day event is sure to delight attendees of all ages.

Fans of “Dragon Ball Z” will get the opportunity to meet the voice of Goku, Sean Schemmel. In addition, Tara Sands, the voice of Bulbasaur from the “Pokémon” cartoon, will be on hand with plans to play Pokémon GO with the attendees.

Popping onto the scene in the fall of 2012, Ryan Mulligan, local resident and co-director of WasabiCon 2016, explained, “we wanted to create an event for the local geek community. Fans usually have to drive to Atlanta or Orlando [for Dragon Con or Megacon] for an experience like this.”

Other featured talent includes the “Army of Darkness” comic book artist, Larry Watts, Cosplay Models Candy Keane and Jenna Esposito, YouTube personalities MIssFushi and Pelvic Gaming, and a variety of clubs and organizations including the 1701st Starfleet Florida Squadron, the 219th Brain Surgeons Resident Evil Cosplay Group, Extra Life Jax, GAAM, Noise Complaint, and the North Florida Ghostbusters.

From its inception, the convention focused solely on cosplay and video games, but in its fifth year, WasabiCon has grown tremendously. It now includes a variety of events celebrating anime, comics, science fiction, and so much more! There will be a Vendor’s Room featuring over 40 booths certain to please the most discerning of taste. Also returning are panels, a tabletop gaming room, workshops, and a video game room courtesy of Video Game Rescue in Jacksonville. 10

many more. The Jaycees help raise awareness for these organizations through special events. Whether collecting clothing, raising money through chance drawings or entry fees at events, or cleaning trash out of McCoy’s Creek, the Jaycees are very active in the Jacksonville community. The “Trail of Terror” will help raise the necessary funds to continue hosting events that benefit these nonprofit community partners, as well as assisting young professionals in Jacksonville development leadership and business skills.

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Tickets are on sale online: $25 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday, or $40 for the weekend. For more information, look for WasabiCon on all social media outlets or visit the website,

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Visit our calendar for more local events.

Human Race | Oct. 1 | Oktoberfest Jacksonville

TDC’S CHOICE If you’re bored in Jacksonville … it’s your own fault!-Tracy Dot Com

Beaches Historical Society - Art Fest: Oct. 1, Pablo Avenue in Jacksonville Beach,


Fernandina Beach Market Place: Oct. 1, Fernandina Beach Market Place,

Oct. 31 Goodwill Jacksonville

This month my pick is simple: Halloween! Who doesn’t love a good excuse to wear a wig, a tutu, or an alter ego? If you’re in it to win it at your private party or local beer joint, nothing says “pick me” like a homemade original costume. Get to the closest Goodwill and make your outfit for dimes on the dollar. Sales associates can help you find the items you need quickly, new adult and children costumes and accessories are in most stores, and they have a book of ideas if you need to spook your creativity. Visit GoodwillJax. org for store locations.

Ft. George Wellness Fair: Oct. 1, St. George Episcopal Church, Jax Beaches Cars & Coffee: Oct. 1, Fletcher High School, Events. Right Whale Festival: Oct. 1, Seawalk Pavilion, The Human Race: Oct. 1, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Therapy Animal Expo: Oct. 1, Community Hospice of NE Florida, $5 Fridays: Oct. 7, Museum of Science & History, Brew at the Zoo: Oct. 7, Jacksonville Zoo, Cosmic Concerts: Oct. 7, Museum of Science & History, 15th Annual Florida Black Expo: Oct. 8, Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, The Fierce Royal Tea: Oct. 8, Embassy Suites, Jax Beach Art Walk: Oct. 11, Downtown Jacksonville Beach, $5 Fridays: Oct. 14, Museum of Science & History, Beaches Oktoberfest: Oct. 14, Seawalk Pavilion, Parsons Dance: Oct. 14, Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, Bold City Cigar Festival: Oct. 15, The Jacksonville Landing, Florida State Surfing Championships: Oct. 15, Jacksonville Beach, Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise: Oct. 18, Seawalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza, $5 Fridays: Oct. 21, Museum of Science & History, Salvation Army Red Shield Ball: Oct. 22, Deerwood Country Club, MOSH After Dark: Oct. 27, Museum of Science & History, $5 Fridays: Oct. 28, Museum of Science & History, Truck or Treat - Halloween Food Truck Rally: Oct. 28, Jacksonville Beach,


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The Art Center Cooperative


Museum of Science & History

Scouts will learn the need to participate in their government, how to protect their freedom, and the importance of standing up for individual rights on behalf of all citizens. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Scout leaders get in free!

Oct. 14 – 31

Oct. 11

Oct. 20 – 31

The Art Center announces the call for submissions to all young artists grades K 8th. They’re looking for the next generation of creative little peoples! All forms of 2D and 3D art will be considered. Prizes will be awarded in different categories for these little artists! Ready, set, create!


Jacksonville Zoo


Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts

The Super Scientific Circus proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses circus skills involving beach balls, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.

Children (and their adults) are encouraged to dress up in their favorite family-friendly costumes to enjoy trick-or-treating, music, dancing, and optional scare zones for those who dare to delight in fright! Some of your favorite Zoo animals will also be on exhibit including bobcats, alligators, jaguars, and more.

Come Work With Us. Full and part-time employment, as well as internships available!

To apply please email resume to Meredith Tekin at

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hilarious stories inspire kids of all ages to learn more about what lies beneath the surface of our amazing ocean and how they can contribute to taking better care of it. Digital content related to the series includes games, apps, and parent and educator resources.

Volunteer Opportunities

Odd Squad LIVE comes to Jacksonville on November 12 at the Florida Theatre for Odd Squad LIVE! Visit for more information!


By Robin Warren, WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

Ready To Learn

PBS Ready To Learn programming provides a safe haven for children while WJCT’s Ready To Learn monthly workshops teach parents and caregivers how to use these programs as tools to help build literacy skills during crucial preschool years. Visit WJCT. org/Education/Ready-to-Learn for a workshop location near you.

Odd Squad Live Miss O, the Director of Odd Squad precinct #13579, has just delivered a very special mission to Kid Agents Olive & Otto. Under the supervision

of their favorite agents, audiences will put their STEM skills to the test. Visit for more information.

Splash and Bubbles Designed to encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore the natural undersea world, and developed with an advisory panel of top marine biologists, digital innovators, and educators, Splash and Bubbles is grounded in a marine biology curriculum that focuses on themes of diversity, individuality, interconnectedness, and the celebration of learning and discovery. Using groundbreaking digital puppetry technology, Splash and Bubbles’ amazing characters and

Calling all high school students! Looking for a fun way to get your required volunteer hours? WJCT has plenty of fun ways to get those hours completed. If you would like to be notified of future chances to volunteer, contact Robin Warren at While your volunteer hours may be mandatory, they don’t have to be boring or unexciting! Until next month!

Splash and Bubbles, new series coming to WJCT–TV 7.1 (Comcast 8 & 440) late November 2016. Stay tuned for more information.

MORE 2 KNOW Places to Trick or Treat Spooktacular Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens



Come to Rebounderz, where family, fun, and fitness come together. The 40,000 square foot facility includes over 12,000 square feet of trampoline jumping space, laser tag, black light bowling, and more! Visit the arcade for tickets prizes and dine at the pizzeria. SWEET PETE’S CANDY

Sweet Pete’s offers space for children’s field trips, parties, and more. There are also fun-filled educational classes on the art of candy making. You don’t want to miss the handcrafted quality chocolates and over a thousand different types of gourmet candies! JAX ICE & SPORTSPLEX

At the only NHL sized ice rink in Northeast Florida, enjoy public ice skating, basic skill classes, youth and adult ice hockey, and advanced figure skating classes. They also have basketball courts and video games. It’s a perfect place for youth parties!

Oct. 14-16, 21-23, 27-31 You don’t want to miss Jacksonville’s most magical celebration. Spooktacular is a safe and exciting Halloween adventure for kids of all ages. Fall Fest Week Southside United Methodist Church Oct. 12-16 Enjoy nightly family-friendly events Wednesday through Friday, and the Classic Fall Festival on Sunday afternoon. Healthy Halloween Jax Johansen Park, Atlantic Beach Oct. 23 This special event features healthy snacks and treats, free of artificial colors and HFCs. Plus, enjoy fun games, face painting, and crafts free to the community. 14

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WHAT’S HAPPENING: How to Stay Safe on Halloween

Determine Your Path & Have a Meeting Place. Explain your route to your group, including the final destination. Stay Together. Same color glow stick necklaces make identification easy. Flashlights are always a good idea. Be Mindful of Traffic. Always look both ways when crossing the road and stay on the sidewalks when possible. People do still drive on Halloween, hopefully slower. Use Face Paint, not Masks. It’s more comfortable! Also, masks can be a visual impairment, especially if the eye openings aren’t correctly positioned. Examine Treats. Toss opened candy and don’t eat homemade treats from strangers. You don’t have to eat all that candy at once! Check Props. Swords and other props should have round, flexible tips. Respect Other’s Property. A dark house is a universal sign that that particular resident is not participating. Leave it alone and go to the next house. Be Mindful of Pets. Since animals can become anxious by visitors, it’s best for their safety and others that you keep them inside. Be Mindful of Candles. Remember to blow out inside and outside candles before bed. Keep Lights On. If you’re home, keep your home well-lit for the safety of others.

With more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals, 1,000 plant species, and a growing number of special attractions, there’s always something new to see and do at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Bring the whole family for an educational and fun day.


The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a 120acre natural park with 13 different ecosystems and over three miles of trails, all within the midst of our city. The Arboretum is developed and managed by the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, Inc., a nonprofit entity. Admission is free.

Jumping Around Jax Halloween Costume Ideas Are you in need of a quick Halloween costume for your kids? Try some of these cute costume ideas. They’re affordable and easy to create! Jellyfish Dress in white. Open an umbrella and cover the top in white and the bottom in pink tissue paper. Create long streamers with Saran wrap and affix them to the umbrella. So cute! Bat

Mac-n-Cheese Wear yellow shirt and blue pants. Cover the outside of a large plastic bowl with paper printed to look like the Kraft “Easy Mac” box. Spray paint empty TP rolls yellow (or create using yellow construction paper) and attach them together and to the bowl. Attach the bucket to your shirt. Voila, you’re a savory treat! Pot of Flowers:

Dress in all brown or black. Buy felt and attach it along the inside of the sleeve and down the torso of the shirt. Cut arches in the felt to look like wings. Just don’t try to fly!

This is similar to the Mac-n-Cheese costume. Dress in the color of your flower or wear green pants and the flower color on top. Arrange fake flowers in a plastic bucket. Affix it to your shirt. Pretty as a daisy!


Visit our calendar for more local events.

Conner’s A-Maize-ing Acres Corn Maze: Oct. 1 - Nov. 5, A-Maize-ing Acres, Bubble Run: Oct. 1, Jacksonville Equestrain Center, Highlights Magazine Storytime: Oct. 1, Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the St. John’s Town Center, LEGO Star Wars Rogue One Build Event: Oct. 1, Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the St. John’s Town Center, Real World Safety Conference: Oct. 1, University of North Florida’s University, St. Johns River Taxi - Jacksonville Zoo Cruise Tours: Oct. 1, Friendship Fountain Park, Ripley’s Thank Florida K-12 Teachers and Staff with Free Admission: Oct. 1 – 16, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! St. Augustine Odditorium, Going Fishing Storytime: Oct. 4, Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the St. John’s Town Center, Pumpkin Patch Fun and Mini Photo Sessions: Oct. 4, Rype & Readi, Skyes and Cooper Corn Maze Preview with Fun4FirstCoastKids: Oct. 5, Sykes and Cooper Farms, Velocity Air Sports Kids Jump: Oct. 5, 7022 Skinner Parkway, Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Northeast Car Seat Check Inspection: Oct. 7, Markets at Town Center, Boy Scout Workshop: Oct. 8, Museum of Science & History, Tek: The Modern Caveboy Storytime: Oct. 8, Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the St. John’s Town Center, Volcom’s Totally Crustaceous Tour Seacow Surf Contest: Oct. 8, Jacksonville Beach Pier, Super Scientific Circus: Oct. 11, Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts,

Mandarin Road Fall Festival | Oct. 16 |

Little Learners: Oct. 12, Museum of Science & History, Unique Boutique: Oct. 14 - 16, Riverside House, Dinner with an Artist: Oct. 14, The Art Center Cooperative, Inc., Spooktacular: Oct. 14 – 16, 21 – 23, 27 – 31, Jacksonville Zoo, Spooktacular. Hallowen Doors and More: Oct. 15, Greater Jacksonville Fair & Expo Center, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes Storytime: Oct. 15, Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the St. John’s Town Center, Mandarin Road Fall Festival: Oct. 16, 14159 Mandarin Road, Little Rembrandt’s: Oct. 20 – 31, The Art Center Cooperative, Inc., Champion Septic Black Creek 5K: Oct. 22, Middleburg Elementary School, Scarecrow Festival at Chick-fil-A on Southside: Oct. 22, Chick-fil-A Southside, Strides with Strollers: Oct. 22, Hemming Park, Kid’s Fitness Zombie Chase: Oct. 22, St. Johns Town Center, Trick or Treat on the Street: Oct. 31, Downtown Jacksonville, october 2016 •



Be Well: Physical Therapy

In Motion Physical Therapy

Dr. Patrick Weaver of Southeast Orthopedic Specialists

Dr. Joanna Frantz, who has her doctorate in physical therapy, said treat looking for a therapist like looking for a surgeon.

BUZZ: What is the most enjoyable part of what you do? Dr. Weaver: We have a lot of people come through the door and it’s fun interacting with people.

Five Star Physical Therapy

Matt Serlo opened Five Star Physical Therapy for the hurt jock. His niche is pro athletes and throwing athletes.

Heartland Rehabilitation

Charity Payne said, “Don’t think that its too expensive or too timeconsuming because when you look at your overall health, it is worth that.”

Atlas Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

Atlas therapists specialize in women’s health – including an obstetric and postpartum musculoskeletal pain program – and aquatic therapy.

BUZZ: What made you want to get into your line of business? Dr. Weaver: I was injured a lot in college as an athlete. Had I not had the therapist I had, I would not be able to continue swimming. So I looked at physical therapy as opportunity to give that back to someone else. BUZZ: What should someone look for in a physical therapist? Dr. Weaver: Does the therapist lay their hands on you? It’s the art of healing. Sometimes if someone just rubs their hand on you, you can feel better.

Eva M. McAlister of Atlantic Coast Physical Therapy



mandarin wellness center

This medical team offers a holistic approach to healthcare. Acupuncture is a part of the treatment plan. the bow acupuncture & community wellness The costs are on a sliding scale based on budget. “It was important to me that people have access,” said Ron Yocham. acupuncutre jacksonville

Andrea V. Danti is certified with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. first coast chiropractic

First Coast Chiropractic was opened by Dr. Zane Finger. “They want the wellness benefit,” said Finger of patients who receive treatments.

ON BUZZTHE STREETS Where’s a healthy place to grab a bite to eat?

BUZZ: When do you typically see people for treatment?


Eva McAlister: In general, people don’t treat things until they are really bad. In physical therapy, if I can treat things at a minor level (such as ache, pain, inflammation), I can prevent more serious injuries.

FreshJax is a center for fresh food, yoga, and education. There are cooking classes, too!

BUZZ: What awareness would you like to share with BUZZ readers? EM: In Florida, you don’t need to see your primary doctor to see us. We have direct access and you can come directly to see a physical therapist. BUZZ: What do you treat most often? EM: Knee pain, back pain, decreasing inflammation. We improve function with range of motion in strength.

HEALTH BUZZ ON // PHYSICAL THERAPY Coltman & Baughman Physical Therapy Coltman and Baughman provide free injury assessments twice a month. “We specialize with endurance athletes,” said Baughman.


First Watch Come to the Daytime Café for the finest ingredients for the freshest taste around.

Choban Grill

Cora Rehabilitation Clinics

Choban has delicious Middle Eastern food. Grab a bite at lunch for $5 Gyro Wednesdays!

If there is a local 5K race or sporting event, Cora Health Services staff is there to provide on-site assessments of any pain or injury. Any further needs can be treated at their various locations.

Premier Physical Therapy

JGPT Physical Therapy

“We try to put a high interest on quality,” said Chris Kopp, owner. “It’s like being a (car) mechanic, but you get to be a mechanic for people.” The team of therapists specialize in treating back pain.

Green Erth

This clinic specializes in orthopedic, sports, and spinal rehabilitation with a special emphasis on manual therapy treatments. “(We want) to find out what the main problem is,” said owner Aaron Robles.

Green Erth Bistro is a casual cafe serving Middle Eastern kebabs, wraps and spreads.

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Health Review: Smart Body Physical Therapy


Laura Bunso Bittencourt opened Smart Body Physical Therapy to help men, women, and children have a better quality of life. She specializes in treatments for women and her philosophy is that the body is a selfhealing machine. Bittencourt specializes in treating the pelvic region and routinely sees patients for urinary leakage. It’s more common for her women, she said. “We have a lot more opportunity for trauma,” Bittencourt said, citing reasons such as procedures, degeneration of tissues and childbirth. According to the National Association for Continence, one in four women over the age of 18 experience episodes of leaking urine involuntarily.

“I love the concept that everything in your body has the power to heal,” said Bittencourt. “It’s very western medicine. We are using exercise and manual therapy to be able to direct the body to heal itself.”

“Most of them think that it is normal,” Bittencourt said. “We say here, ‘don’t confuse common with normal.’ As a culture, women just accept a lot of things.” Many of her female patients are embarrassed to admit they have difficulty with involuntary urine, but instead suffer in silence, Bittencourt said.

Physical therapy can help reduce or end urinary leakage, but the first step is seeking help, Bittencourt said. Staff at the clinic also offer education classes to the public. Their next class is, “Pain in the Pelvis – Solving Chronic Pelvic Pain” on Oct. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. The hosts are Dr. Missy Caywood and Dr. Justin Spooner of Beaches Laser Spine and Pain. For more information, visit


BUZZ: What is your approach to care? LC: I know that the nervous

system controls everything in the body. We know that if you have back pain, you might have some digestive issues or reproductive issues. BUZZ: How would you describe your work? LC: I am a neurological-based chiropractor practicing principled chiropractic so I focus on how the body is working, not just if someone is in pain. BUZZ: Who are your patients? LC: I see pregnant women, infants, children, parents, middle-aged, and even grandparents. I see everybody. Chiropractic is beneficial to every single person out there. BUZZ: I understand you have a special certification in the Webster Technique, which is chiropractic treatment for pregnant women. LC: We specialize in pregnancy and birth. I have a specialization that only one or two doctors hold in North Florida. BUZZ: How do you help your infant patients through chiropractic? LC: I just remove the nerve interference, allowing the brain to send the message to wherever in the body that nerve is going.


Pink Ribbon

Meet Me at the 50

The Pink Ribbon Symposium is dedicated to educating the Northeast Florida community on recent advances and related topics of breast cancer on Oct. 1 at the Thrasher-Horne Center.

The Jacksonville Jaguars Women’s Association will host a one-of-a-kind event raising funds for the local fight against breast cancer on Oct. 13 at EverBank Field.

Komen NF Race for Making Strides the Cure

The 22nd Annual Komen North Florida Race for the Cure is on Oct. 15. Your support will make an impact in the local fight against breast cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Oct. 22 is a celebration of survivorship and an occasion to express the hope to end breast cancer.

Allison Gubitz

American Cancer Society

About 12 percent of women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. About three million women currently live with breast cancer and about 40,000 will die from the disease this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Jacksonville native Allison Gubitz and her team at the American Cancer Society want to decrease that. Gubitz heads a volunteer team that organizes fundraising events for breast cancer research and prevention. For Gubitz, it’s personal. The University of North Florida graduate was in high school when she started volunteering with the American Cancer Society and received lifechanging news. “I was a team leader,” Gubitz said. “That year my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer.” After seven years as a volunteer, Gubitz began working full-time with American Cancer Society and oversees this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The event is held on Saturday morning, Oct. 22, at Hemming Park. Funding raised from the event goes directly toward cancer research, life-saving education, and patient services. “We have a five-year plan to make it a million-dollar event,” said Gubitz. “The more money we raise, the more people we will be able to serve and that’s the bottom line of why we are here.” For more information, visit october 2016 •



Hanna Park Campground Store

Get the entire family outdoors with a fun kayak or canoe tour. Hanna Park’s 60-acre fresh water lake offers paddlers a chance to view this preservation park’s wildlife up close. From the Great Blue Heron to the American Alligator, there is no better way to experience the Real Florida.

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Perimeter Park

Johansen Park

Join “The Meditation Lady,” Keina Bryant Worrell for Mindful Monday’s. These relaxing meditation classes are held in Perimeter Park. “The Meditation Lady” focuses on the importance of breathing and bringing balance to your life. Her goal is for you to take a journey and learn the basic skills of mindfulness meditation.

Trick or Treating without all the junk food! Healthy snacks and treats free of artificial additives are the focus. Enjoy games, crafts, and more! The mission of Healthy Halloween Jax is to provide a safe, fun, and healthy community event for our young children and their families.

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Hemming Park

Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, and raise awareness about steps you can take to reduce the risks of getting breast cancer. The money raised helps fund breast cancer research and provide support! 18

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HEALTH & WELLNESS EVENTS Visit our calendar for more local events.

Kayaking and Canoeing at Hanna Park: Oct. 1, Hanna Park Campground Store, Therapy Animal Expo in Jacksonville: Oct. 1, Charles M. Neviaser Educational Institute of Community Hospice, Mindful Meditation: Oct. 1, Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance, Saturday Morning Yoga: Oct. 1, Foxridge County Park, Events. Myasthenia Gravis Support Group: Oct. 1, UF Health Jacksonville Tower II, Stroke Support Group: Oct. 1, Y Healthy Living Center Mandarin, Wednesday Night Childbirth Series: Oct. 1, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, Pink Ribbon Symposium: Oct. 1, Thrasher-Horne Center, Mindful Mondays: Oct. 3, Perimeter Park, ThoughtfulTherapy Surviving and Thriving: Oct. 3, Y Healthy Living Center Riverside, Knee & Hip Replacement: Oct. 3, Flagler Hospital, DAWN - Divorce Aftercare Women Need Meeting: Oct. 4, The Quick Law Group, Joint Talk - Ortho Camp: Oct. 4, PreOp Services of North Florida Regional Medical Center, Diabetes Education Class: Oct. 4, Flagler Hospital, Bariatric Surgery Informational Seminar: Oct. 4, Memorial Hospital, Tobacco-Free Jacksonville Meeting: Oct. 7, American Lung Association, Jax Beach Fitness Fest: Oct. 8, Seawalk Pavilion, Safe Sitter Class: Oct. 8, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, Wednesday Night Childbirth Series: Oct. 5, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, Infant Safety Class: Oct. 10, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, Surviving and Thriving: Oct. 10, Y Healthy Living Center Riverside, Jacksonville Community Dinner: Dinner with the Doc: Oct. 10, BlackFinn American Grille, Caregivers Support Group: Oct. 11, UF Health Jacksonville Tower I,

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Spinal Cord Injury Support Group: Oct. 11, UF Health Jacksonville-Learning Resource Center, Mindful Mondays: Oct. 10, Perimeter Park, ThoughtfulTherapy Wednesday Night Childbirth Series: Oct. 12, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery: Oct. 13, Baptist Medical Center, 22nd Annual Komen North Florida Race for the Cure: Oct. 15, St. John’s Town Center, Jacksonville. Cancer Killers Health Makeover with Dr. Erin Zovath: Oct. 15, Shindler Driver Baptist Church, Unlock the Heart: Oct. 15, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, 6th Annual Healthy Halloween Jax: Oct. 16, Johansen Park, Motivation and Yoga with WWP’s Dan Nevins: Oct. 16, The Pottery Barn at St. Johns Town Center, Mindful Mondays: Oct. 17, Perimeter Park, ThoughtfulTherapy Registered Nurse - Interview Day: Oct. 18, Baptist Medical Center Downtown, The Role of the Media in Shaping the Public’s Perception of Healthcare: Oct. 18, San Jose Country Club, Wellness Education Series: Oct. 18, Flagler Hospital, Candid Conversations About Breast Cancer: Oct. 18, Mary Virginia Terry Cancer Center, Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day: Oct. 19, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Wednesday Night Childbirth Series: Oct. 19, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, Buddy Walk: Oct. 22, Seawalk Pavilion, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Oct. 22, Hemming Park, Mindful Mondays: Oct. 24, Perimeter Park, ThoughtfulTherapy Sibling Class: Oct. 25, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, Youth Tobacco Class: Oct. 26, Flagler Step-Smoking Cessation: Oct. 19, UF Health,

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Museum of Contemporary Art

Art Fusion provides a creative and inspiring environment for people to work and create! Led by a professional art educator, Art Fusion enriches people’s creative minds through hands-on projects related to works in MOCA Jacksonville’s exhibitions or Permanent Collection. Come check out this free event!



The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Fashion has always found inspiration in unpredictable sources: art, life, history — there are no boundaries. In this spirit, the American Folk Art Museum invited 13 emerging and established designers to creatively respond to its expressive collections of the human experience in a wide variety of materials and mediums.

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Oct. 29

Times-Union Center



It’s the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic films of our time. A magical stage adaptation of the original movie with a star-studded cast is coming to life in a new way. Check out this once-in-a-lifetime performance as we combine their hit songs with the timeless love story.


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Oct. 29

Florida Theatre

The ultimate Halloween movie, “Rocky Horror” is now a cult classic. The 1975 musical is a tribute to the science fiction “B Movies” of the 40’s and 50’s. The amazing cast included top actors, and this rendition will be sure to amaze. Wear your costumes and come early for live music!




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Facebook at Jamie L. Melton or (904) 418-2489

Ronald Episcopo explained his entrance back into art as an eye-opening experience after reading the book, “Unthink” by Erick Wahl. From a young age, he was told to focus on other pursuits that could earn a living. But after the book, he returned to his passion. At the age that many start thinking about retiring, he reignited his art career.

BUZZ: What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever created?

Since 2004, Episcopo has been creating mixed medium artwork. He begins with a photograph and then adds layers of texture with paper and paint to change the original photograph. “There are stories behind the art that allows the reader to read into the piece,” said Episcopo. “Sometimes my views get exactly what I hoped to express, and then sometimes not.” Episcopo started his art career in Fort Lauderdale, winning numerous awards. Last year, he moved to Jacksonville with his husband.

Jamie Melton: “The Bus Stop” in 1991. The painting came about from a thought or idea I had of a group of people waiting at a bus stop on a cold night. After so many years, I still have the painting.

at Be the Light Music and Dance Company and I’m bringing about 30 pieces. BUZZ: What are you trying to communicate with your art? JM: I enjoy provoking thought and also beauty. Capturing a person’s imagination is something that I shoot for. BUZZ: Do you make a living off of your art?

BUZZ: Can you give us some information about your upcoming show? JM: No, I paint on the side. I’m a railroad signal engineer/designer JM: This will be my first show since by profession. 1991. It’s on October 1 from 5-7 p.m.

ARTS IN THE KNOW By Rosemary Jackson

Lori Taylor For eight years, Lori Taylor has owned Trends Art & Home Boutique in San Marco, just south of the square along Hendricks Avenue. Trends is filled with original art, furniture, home décor, gifts, framing, and fabrics. A Jacksonville native, Taylor has loved art and decorating since her teen years. She began her career learning picture framing in the 1980’s and progressed from there to graphic design, interior design, and later into custom paintings that beautifully highlight her store and other businesses throughout the River City. Trends is her passion and she has combined her love of art with her design experience to create a boutique/gallery that offers a unique place for local popular artists to showcase their work and new artists to bloom. This morning she had a “sketch party” with nibbles and fresh juice for any level artist who wanted to get inspired and draw right there in the store. She has gorgeous items and vignettes to sketch or shop.

Trends is her passion and she has combined her love of art with her design experience. The show will be open through November 19. Plein air is when artists go on location and paint on-site. Taylor also sells a line of teas and is planning a tea party open house on November 5 from 3-5 p.m. The party will also highlight a local jewelry making artist.

Taylor often hosts Jacksonville’s chapter of Society of Mixed Media and currently has a On October 20, she will join her contest going on to see which piece customers like best. Mixed media is when an artist neighbor a few doors down, J uses two or more types of materials, or mediums to create. Gregory Fine Art Gallery, to host an open house called “First Coast Plein Pop in and put your name on her list for upcoming sketch parties and other events. Air Painters” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. You will leave with a treasure and a renewed love of all things art! 22

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Parsons Dance is a New York City-based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. Founded in 1985 by artistic director, David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer, Howell Binkley. David Parsons has enjoyed a remarkable career as a director, choreographer, performer, master teacher, and producer. He holds an honorary doctorate and was the first recipient of the Howard Gilman Fellowship to complete his Masters. He completed his Masters in town at Jacksonville University. Other awards include the Dance Magazine Award and the American Choreography Award. Howell Binkley is the proud co-founder of Parsons Dance for which he has designed more than 70 pieces. His Broadway designs include: Hamilton, Allegiance, After Midnight, West Side Story, Avenue Q, The Full Monty, and many more. He is a five-time Helen Hayes Award recipient and was given the 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier Award and the Canadian Dora Award for “Kiss of The Spider Woman.” Howell received the 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award, 2006 Outer Critics Circle Award and the 2006 Tony Award for “Jersey Boys.” Parsons Dance is known for its energized, athletic, ensemble work, and has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines. The company has toured to more than 383 cities, 35 countries, and across five continents for the most notable theaters, festivals, and presenters worldwide. Audiences have also seen Parsons Dance on PBS, Bravo, A&E, and the Discovery Channel. Parsons continues to pursue its mission to deliver positive, affirming, lifeenriching experiences to audiences worldwide by maintaining a repertory of over 75 works by David Parsons and producing his new work; inviting


established choreographers to re-stage works from the American canon on the company; and commissioning emerging choreographers with their GenerationNOW Fellowship. Parsons Dance is in residency at Thrasher-Horne Center from October 12 to 14. It is supported by the Dance Touring Initiative Grant provided by South Arts. The company’s time in the area will include a dance master class with students at La Villa, and an advance master dance class on the ThrasherHorne Center stage called the David Parsons Dance Media Event. Parsons Dance Company will also be performing a school time matinee and a fulllength performance on October 14.

Visit our calendar for more local events.

What’s a Cyanotype: Oct. 1, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sister Act: Oct. 1 – 9, Alhambra Theatre & Dining, Art Fusion in Hemming Park: Oct. 2, Hemming Park, Nick Loren’s Film & Television Acting Workshops (Ages 17 & Older): Oct. 2, 9 and 16, 32225 (Address TBD),

Parsons Dance Company School Time Matinee: Oct. 14, Thrasher-Horne Center Main Stage,

Art and Ideas: Joni Sternbach: Oct. 20, Museum of Contemporary Art,

Parsons Dance Company Performance: Oct. 14, Thrasher-Horne Center Main Stage,

Third Thursday Tour: Sustain: Clay to Table: Oct. 20, Museum of Contemporary Art,

Acting I with Jason Nettle: Oct. 15, Momentum Fitness & Health Studios,

Martin Lawrence: Oct. 21, Moran Theatre,

Creative Exploration with Ian Mairs: Oct. 15, Momentum Fitness & Health Studios, Jacksonville.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: Oct. 29, Florida Theatre,

Art Fusion at Downtown Art Walk: Oct. 5, Museum of Contemporary Art, Love Jones The Musical: Oct. 15, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Art Walk: Oct. 5, Museum of Contemporary Art, Musical Theatre Workshop with M. Morgan, L. Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art: Oct. Taisey, I. Mairs, and R. Anton: Oct. 15, Momentum 7 – 31, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Fitness & Health Studios, Stage Combat with Alexis Black: Oct. 15, Henry Rollins Spoken Word: Oct. 9, Ponte Vedra Momentum Fitness & Health Studios, Concert Hall, Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes: Oct. 12 – 16, Alhambra Theatre & Dining,

Will The Real Man Stand?” Oct. 15, Florida Theatre,

David Parsons Dance Media Event Led by David Parsons: Oct. 12, Thrasher-Horne Center Main Stage,

Annie Get Your Gun: Oct. 19 – 31, Alhambra Theatre & Dining, Parsons Dance Company | Oct. 14 | october 2016 •



Two Thumbs Up How Good Food Should Taste


Dynamite Burrito – tempura-fried seaweed wrapped sushi burrito, filled with spicy krab, cream cheese, shrimp tempura, avocado, asparagus, red onion, bacon bites, plus shrimp and eel sauces for $12.

Kazu Sushi Burrito

more. Flavor add-ons such as shrimp sauce or spicy Wasabi mayo give a pop of savor to your masterpiece. Then incorporate some toppings such as fish roe, tempura flakes or sesame seeds to round out the already beautiful bite.

Article by Monica Stouder Photos by Monica Lea Imagery:

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My favorite item was the Dynamite Burrito, a delicious and textural delight. This unique, deep, tempura-fried sushi burrito was power-packed with fresh flavors such as avocado, crispy red onion, and asparagus. Plus, tempura fried A lot of good things come wrapped in a burrito, but sometimes when it comes shrimp was at the epicenter of this beautifully seaweed swaddled nom adding to food, traditional burrito innards should switch from something turf-like to another component of crunch. something surf-like. Yes, raw fishafants, at Kazu Sushi Burrito you can dive into a fish-filled bite like no other. Beautifully fresh swimmers such as tuna and Note, that with a great price point and incredibly efficient staff, this small eatery salmon are rolled in rice and blanketed in a thin seaweed wrap. And no, I am allows for quick eats without breaking the budget as well. So if sushi floats your not talking about your standard, size-impaired sushi roll – I am talking about boat, definitely give this new food concept a try. I think you too will be caught up in a great (and good for you) meal at Kazu Sushi Burrito - hook, line, and sinker! indulging in a two-fisted, stuff-your-whole-face-sized sushi burrito! When: Monday Evening Price: $10 - $12 Contact: (904) 683-6391

Just off of JTB, the couple-of-days-old Kazu Sushi Burrito is whipping up mouthwatering sushi burritos, Poke bowls, and salads. This fusion spot of Hawaiian and Japanese eats is a fast casual eatery where you either make your own creation with Kazu’s array of fresh ingredients or you choose your meal from a list of signature items. Choosing elements such as spicy tuna, steamed shrimp, and salmon, lay your protein burrito base, then add mix-ins such as seaweed salad, avocado, and

BUZZWORTHY NOTE: No boozey bonuses here, so the happy hour crowd will have to go elsewhere. But in-and-out foodies will appreciate this no-frills eatery’s easy online ordering menu for quick pickups.

“Healthy and delicious! We need more eateries like this in Jax.”- Tim S. Patron

menu sample


Poke Bowl (make your own) - spicy tuna, shrimp, asparagus, edamame, bacon, avocado, wasabi tobiko, and tempura flakes served over organic brown rice $13.50.


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Poke Salad (make your own) – spicy tuna, tuna, cilantro, tobiko (fish roe), cucumbers, red onion, jalapeños, and seaweed salad, served over lettuce or organic rice for $10.


Kazu Sushi Burrito (Signature Burrito) – seaweed wrap filled with spicy tuna, salmon shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber slivers, mango, fish roe, tempura flakes, and shrimp sauce for only $12.

Food Truck Foodies

Sweeto Burrito by Shelton Buchanan

Have you ever had a burrito born from the mind of a madman and served from a truck that’s decked out like a luchador’s fever dream? Well I have, and it made me a believer. I’m talking about the delicious offerings from the Sweeto Burrito truck. These aren’t your abuelita’s burritos. With stuffing ranging from panko-crusted chicken with tater tots to ground beef with bacon, Sweeto Burrito delivers diversity to the culinary landscape of Jacksonville’s food trucks. I tried their Buff Chick burrito. Like the rest of their offerings, it comes in either a middle weight (3/4lb) or heavy weight (1 1/4lb) option. Not wanting to back down from the challenge, I took on the heavy weight. She’s loaded down with boneless, crispy, panko-crusted chicken, tater tots, cheddar cheese, a cilantro ranch dressing, and the choice of either a buffalo hot sauce or a sweet hot sauce. Since I’m rather fond of my taste buds, I opted for the sweet hot sauce option. This beast of a burrito had me on the ropes most of the match, but when I finally pinned it for the 1-2-3, victory was just as sweet as that sauce. You’ll never want to tap out, except for wanting a nap afterwards. If you see this truck in a parking lot near you, give them a shot and let them powerslam some flavor into your mouth.

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Personal Chef

Sherry Stoppelbein Hot Shot Bakery & Cafe

{ By Monica Stouder


Both sweet and spicy, datil pepper queen Chef Sherry Stopplebein has taken St. Augustine and Jacksonville by one decadently delicious storm. With the onset of her newest Hot Shot Bakery & Café location on 47 Cordova Street, we caught up to the busiest baker this side of the Atlantic and were able to get some skinny on her sweet success. BUZZ: When did you find an interest in cooking? SS: When my oldest daughter left for college I was heartbroken and had to find something to do with myself. So, I went to Culinary School and here I am 30 years later. BUZZ: What sets your restaurant apart from others within your food style, and in the local area? SS: My philosophy is to make it the best it can be. BUZZ: Do you have a speciality dish that your family and friends always want you to make? SS: A steamed seafood pot cooked on top of the stove.



Riverside Area Moon River Pizza is a funky pizzeria offering custom and specialty thin-crust pies, plus an eclectic selection of wine and beer. Take in the colorful surroundings, music, and themed deals!

BUZZ: Favorite kitchen tool? SS: My tongs and French knife. BUZZ: Favorite dish to prepare? SS: Wow, I love to cook so it’s very hard say. My favorite ingredients are tomatoes, garlic, and onions. BUZZ: Most unusual dish you have eaten? SS: I’m an adventurous eater, but I remember the first time I had crawfish - an experience to say the least! BUZZ: Hobbies outside of the kitchen? SS: I love to paint with water colors and create paper mache.



River City Area

Southside Area

Are you looking to try something new? Enjoy delicious pan-Asian cuisine and modern décor at Green Papaya! Pan-Asian is a compilation of different Asian cooking style created into unique dishes.

Savor large portions of ItalianAmerican cuisine, reminiscent of a Sunday visit to your grandmother’s house. With simple, authentic classics and unique signature dishes, a visit to Maggiano’s will be memorable. METRO DINNER

Southside Area Are you in need of some oversized portions of the perfect Southern comfort foods? Head to Metro Diner. Enjoy delicious chicken and waffles in a retro, laid-back atmosphere.


Pumpkin Pancakes



2 eggs, well beaten

Mix all till smooth.

½ cup steamed pumpkin


¼ cup oil

3 cups flour

2 cups milk

¼ cup baking powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Mix well and ladle onto hot grill, that has been sprayed.

1/4 teaspoon ginger ½ teaspoon vanilla ¼ teaspoon salt

3-4 minutes on each side. 3-5 Serve warm caramel sauce and fresh banana slices on top. 3-6 Enjoy!


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Beach Haven Area Come to Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, a new spot that’s more than your traditional American hamburger restaurant. They’re known for their retro style, tasty steakburgers, and unique custards.


Sampson Area Are you looking for a comfortable place to kick back and drink a beer? Head to Taps Bar and Grill for a unique collection of premium draft beers constantly rotating for the broadest selection available.



Oct. 8



Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

Everbank Field

The Jacksonville Armada FC is competing against Indianapolis’ Indy Eleven! With food, activities, and fun, you won’t want to miss this game. Join the fleet and come cheer on the team. Wear your best navy blue and gold to show your spirit!

Your Jacksonville Jaguars are facing off against the Oakland Raiders in this afternoon game! The Jags have already shown improvement and the loyal fans are definitely a help! Show your support for the Jags and help them get that win at 1 p.m. at Everbank Field.

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Everbank Field

EverBank Field

Start your tailgate in style by running the Jaguars 2016 Stache Dash 5K. Registration includes a ticket to the Jaguars game against the Oakland Raiders, an official race shirt, one drink ticket, and the opportunity to cross a finish line on Everbank Field!

Join the City of Jacksonville as it plays host to one of the most coveted rivalry games in college football - Georgia vs. Florida. This weekend will be packed with events and activities for all fans, near and far! Thousands will flood the city as these rivals battle it out!

SPORTS HAPPENINGS Visit our calendar for more local events.

UNF Men’s Soccer vs. Lipscomb: Oct. 1, University of North Florida, Nocatee 5K: Oct. 1, Nocatee, UNF Men’s Tennis vs. ITA All-American: Oct. 1, University of North Florida, UNF Women’s Soccer vs. Lipscomb: Oct. 2, University of North Florida, UNF Volleyball vs. Bethune-Cookman: Oct. 4, University of North Florida, UNF Softball vs. Central Florida CC: Oct. 7, University of North Florida, Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon and Freedom 5K: Oct. 8, Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville Armada FC vs. Indy Eleven: Oct. 8, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JU River House Run/Walk 5K: Oct. 8, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville University Football vs. Campbell Fighting Camels: Oct. 8, Jacksonville University, UNF Men’s Soccer vs. NJIT Highlanders: Oct. 8, University of North Florida, UNF Women’s Swimming vs. FAU: Oct. 8, University of North Florida, UNF Women’s Swimming vs. Gardner-Webb: Oct. 8, University of North Florida,

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Meet Me at the 50: Oct. 13, Everbank Field, Monster Mash Dash: Oct. 14, Jacksonville Fairgrounds, Jacksonville Golf and Country Club Level 7 Fall Classic: Oct. 14 – 16, Jacksonville Golf and Country Club, 2nd Annual Running to the Rescue 5K: Oct. 15, Jacksonville Commons Park, 5th Annual Amelia Island Pirate Invitational: Oct. 15, Amelia Island, Jaguars Stache Dash: Oct. 15, EverBank Field, Jacksonville Armada FC vs. New York Cosmos: Oct. 15, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, Running Dead Zombie Trauma 5K: Oct. 15, Coastal Carolina Community College, UNF Softball vs. Alumni Game: Oct. 15, University of North Florida,

Jacksonville Armada FC vs. Miami FC: Oct. 19, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, Lumitronix Glow Run: Oct. 21, Metropolitan Park, Chomp and Stomp: Oct. 22, Metropolitan Park, Run Zooma Florida Women’s Half Marathon: Oct. 22, Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Oakland Raiders: Oct. 23, Everbank Field, Penny Farms Run: Oct. 29, Metropolitan Park, Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators: Oct. 30, Everbank Field, Jacksonville Armada FC vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies: Oct. 30, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, Evergreen Pumpkin Run: Oct. 30, Metropolitan Park, october 2016 •


Game Day:


Fishing & Hunting

Georgia-Florida Weekend Oct. 29 - 30

Join the City of Jacksonville as it hosts one of the most coveted rivalry games in college football - Georgia vs. Florida. This weekend will be packed with events and activities for thousands of fans, near and far! Whether you’re a die-hard Gator fan, avid Bulldog fan, or just love a good ole fashion football rivalry, celebrate this annual game. If just one day of football and fun isn’t enough for you, there will be plenty of events going on day in and day out. With live entertainment, food and beverages, and tons of interactive games, the excitement continues to grow in anticipation of the big game!

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Blackfly Outfitters

Blackfly Outfitters carries and sells outdoor apparel, rods, lures, and more. Customers can also come into the store to make their own custom lures. In addition, the Blackfly café opened this year, stocked with delicious conch fritters and other Caribbean-inspired cuisine.

Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. – EverBank Field

The Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame Luncheon celebrates the game’s history. During the luncheon, which is open to the public, the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized and officially received.

The Avett Brothers Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Veterans Memorial Arena

The Avett Brothers are an American folk rock band from North Carolina featuring brothers Scott and Seth Avett. They’ve performed over 3,000 shows, released eight albums, and sold over one million records.

Georgia-Florida Fan Experience

Strike-Zone Fishing

While StrikeZone Fishing offers hunting gear and supplies such as ammo, and archery, it is truly a full outdoor store. Established in 2003, Strike-Zone Fishing has a customer service based outdoors shopping experience. They make sure you have the right gear for your fishing, hunting, and paddling adventures.

Black Creek Outfitters

Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. – end of game Free admission

Are you ready for some football? Come to the Georgia-Florida Fan Experience - the largest free, interactive attraction during Georgia-Florida weekend. Enjoy tons of interactive games and activities, jumbo screens, merchandise sales, food and beverages, and much more. Enter through the Swamp or through the Dawg house. So put on your orange and blue or red and black and come out to celebrate this highly anticipated football rivalry! Details on the events and amenities listed above as well as stadium rules, maps, parking, transportation, visitor information, helpful phone numbers, and any other information regarding the big game can be found on the official Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic website

Black Creek Outfitters main product focus is paddle sports. As one of the largest retailers of their kind, their kayaks are great for exploring the intercostal waterways and fishing. They also offer hammocks, tents, a huge assortment of backpacks, and survival gear.

GEAR UP>>SURFING Florida Surfing Championships Oct. 15-16

The 2016 Florida Surfing Championships is a huge event at the Jax Beach Pier with tons of prizes, and professional judges to critique the 4-man heats. Don’t miss this great contest!


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Aqua East

Aqua East is your leader in board-riding. They offer a huge selection of brand names for the surf, skate, wake, SUP, and active lifestyle. Visit their locations in St. Augustine and Neptune Beach.

Austin’s Surf Shop

Austin’s Surf Shop, opened by Jim Austin in 1972, is the oldest established surf shop in Jacksonville Beach. For over four decades, this shop has carried quality surfboards, skateboards, accessories, and more.

Whisnant Surfboards

One of Jacksonville’s local surfboard shapers is Mike Whisnant, who has been building boards since 1973. His custom shop crafts specialty boards for customers all over the world.


Oct. 1 7 PM Minnesota NSC Stadium Minnesota United FC VS Armada FC

ON CAMPUS: Armada FC The Armada FC is Jacksonville’s official North American Soccer League club.

Vision “The Armada FC is dedicated to building a successful and sustainable football club for the future by providing an outstanding experience for fans and developing a strong affinity with communities in Jacksonville and beyond.”

Mission “We want to provide our region with a world-class soccer.”

ARMADA FC HISTORY Since getting its first professional team in 1980, Jacksonville has cultivated a rich soccer tradition. After a restrictive stadium lease greatly affected ticket sales, the Lipton Tea Co. relocated the New England Tea Men franchise to Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Tea Men, Northeast Florida’s firstever major league-level sports team, played in the original North American Soccer League in front of crowds of 15-20,000 at the Gator Bowl from 1980-82. In 2012 at a USMNT versus Scotland friendly at EverBank Field, native Jacksonville businessman, Mark Frisch drew inspiration to bring professional soccer back to Northeast Florida. Overwhelmed by the passionate fans and exciting atmosphere, he saw the potential in continuing to grow a sport he was learning to love. In May 2013, Frisch formed the Sunshine Soccer Group with the goal of bringing a professional soccer team to Jacksonville. On July 25, 2013, the re-formed North American Soccer League awarded Jacksonville, an area that reaches five million people throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, expansion rights as the league’s then-13th team.

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experience by showcasing a premium level of sports entertainment and fostering engagement within a passionate and hard-working community. Our organization fulfills a need for pro soccer in Jacksonville and provides our city and our region with an opportunity to use pro soccer to progress our community.”

Oct. 8 7 PM Community First Park Armada FC VS Indy Eleven

Motto The team’s motto is “Ex Pertinacia Victoria,” or “Victory Through Determination.” The team name was selected by the fans following an extensive four-month competition and survey where over 1,500 names were submitted. Finally, on Feb. 18, 2014, the name Jacksonville Armada FC was selected as a strong reflection of the city and region’s historic links and associations with first the Spanish, and then United States Navy. The First Coast is home to three large U.S Navy bases which employ over 100,000. The team’s colors are navy blue, royal blue, gold and white, as selected by the fans, and the team logo features a strong anchor symbolizing the organization’s strong community link and shared brand essence of “Passionate, Progressive and Determined.” More than 30 years after soccer first landed in Northeast Florida, it returned with the Jacksonville Armada FC playing in their inaugural season in February 2015. The Armada FC sailed onto the scene in February 2015, hitting the pitch for the first time and riding three first-half goals to a 3-1 win over its inaugural opponent, the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer in front of a modern-era NASL preseason record 13,934 fans at EverBank Field. In April of 2015, the Armada FC defeated 3-1 in its NASL opener in front of a modern-era record of 16,164 fans, firmly proclaiming the club’s presence and cementing its mark in Jacksonville soccer history.

Oct. 15 7 PM Community First Park Armada FC VS New York Cosmos Oct. 19 7 PM Community First Park Armada FC VS Miami FC Oct. 23 4 PM Clarke Field FC Edmonton VS Armada FC CATCH IT ON: ESPN3, CW17, or iHeart Radio Oct. 30 4 PM Community First Park Armada FC VS Tampa Bay Rowdies


GAME FACE: Local Athletes of Jacksonville Jerry Williams

Jacksonville Giants

Sports Director at

Kelvin Beachum

Jacksonville Jaguars

The new head basketball coach for the Jacksonville Giants has lived in Jacksonville since he was a teenager and went to high school at Englewood. He has been with the Giants as an assistant since the inception of the franchise seven years ago. Williams’ brother is former Jags player, Rashean Mathis.

4The Jags new offensive tackle is starting for the team on the left side of the offensive line. Beachum was acquired in the offseason by the Jags and missed most of the preseason recovering from a torn ACL. He was successful with the Pittsburgh Steelers for his first four NFL years.

Shaun Wade

Nick Tronti

Ohio State Buckeyes

The Trinity Christian senior defensive back and receiver is one of the top recruits in the country. Wade is verbally committed to play football at Ohio State. He is already off to a tremendous start this fall and the Conquerors are chasing their fourth straight state championship.

Charlotte 49ers

The Ponte Vedra High School quarterback is one of top area recruits going into his senior season. Tronti led the Sharks to a couple of big wins early in the season and could see his stock rise as the fall continues. Tronti is verbally committed to play football at Charlotte. october 2016 •



Music Locale Oct. 16 PHISH

Veterans Memorial Arena


During the early ’90s, Phish emerged as heirs to the Grateful Dead’s throne. Although their music was somewhat similar to the Dead’s sound — an eclectic, free-form rock ‘n’ roll encompassing elements of folk, jazz, country, bluegrass, and pop — the group adhered more to jazz-derived improvisation than folk tradition.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Grammy-nominated NEEDTOBREATHE weaves the musical traditions and faith of their upbringing into their music. Made up of brothers Bear Rineheart and Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt, and Josh Lovelace, the band hit their big break in 2005 and achieved crossgenre success via five studio albums and innumerable headline tours.


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Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

After two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shapeshift their music into their own distinct vision. With eight albums under their belt and over three million records sold worldwide, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures, and musical styles.


Mavericks at the Landing

The Eli Young Band—four musicians who met during their college days in Texas—is now 11 years into a career built on touring without a single lineup change. That dedication is paying off big-time as the band enjoys a crazy new level of success. EYB is on the verge of its first gold single for the aptly named, “Crazy Girl.”

CROWBAR -by Tiara Bree Jeffers


The rebirth of New Orleans’ own sludge metal band, Crowbar, is upon us. This trailblazing band never really went away, but after being on the music scene for 25 years and putting out ten full albums, they’re ready to put even more behind their name. Windstein’s goal with their newest album, “The Serpent Only Lies” is to keep that same attitude as their earlier music—the raw, angry, gritty feel—but to also bring new elements to their sound. “I went back and started listening to early Crowbar, and it’s more of that attitude, but more mature,” Windstein said in an interview with Blabbermouth. Band members include Kirk Windstein, vocalist and guitarist; Matthew Brunson, guitarist; Tommy Buckley, drummer; and Jeff Golden, bassist. Crowbar is excited to release their newest album October 28. The band is touring all over the country, playing some of their most recognizable songs as well as some new ones. Their first released single, “Falling While Rising,” is nothing shy of their heavy, sludge metal sound. In the words of Windstein, “If you continue to put out killer records, continue to kick ass onstage every night, and continue to treat your fans with respect, that’s the stuff people will remember.”

CATCH THEM LIVE: Oct. 6 at Nighthawks WEBSITE: -by Shelton Buchanan


The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm and blues, jazz, funk, disco, and reggae with rock and roll. Called “a living, breathing, force of nature” by Relix Magazine, The Pets are known for their soulful songcraft and powerhouse live performances. Riding high on the success of their most recent studio effort, “Two Horses,” look out for The Heavy Pets as they continue to hit the road hard. The group became an instant SiriusXM radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their double-disc debut album, “Whale.” First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their crossover sound that is showcased on their selftitled album, also dubbed a “Top 10 Album of 2010” by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. Returning to their acoustic roots on “Swim Out Past the Sun,” THP’s guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach. The Pets followed up those polished efforts by releasing “Everywhere Sessions: Volume 1,” recorded live in the studio with accompanying videos. In 2013, The Heavy Pets launched an ongoing series of self-produced EPs with “Two Horses” and followed up with “Rags and Aces” in May of 2014, with both receiving heavy airplay on satellite radio.

CATCH THEM LIVE: Oct. 16 at 1904 Music Hall WEBSITE:

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MUSIC EVENTS Visit our calendar for more local events.

Paul Oscher: Oct. 1, Whiskey Jax, Ron White Live: Oct. 1, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Stryper: Oct. 1, Murray Hill Theatre, Sworn Enemy, Rhythm of Fear, The Incited, Culture Killer, and Mindfield: Oct. 1, Limes Jacksonville, Tiger Army, Tijuana Panthers and The Creeper: Oct. 1, 1904 Music Hall, River City Pride Festival featuring Skye Strickler: Oct. 1 – 2, Riverside Arts Market, For Today: Oct. 2, The Murray Hill Theatre, Lil Yachty: Oct. 3, Mavericks at the Landing, The Dandy Warhols with Special Guests Savoy Motel: Oct. 4, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Dopapod: Oct. 5, 1904 Music Hall, Crowbar: Oct. 6, Nighthawks,

The Avett Brothers | Oct. 28 | Veterans Memorial Arena

Angie Fisher and Musiq Soulchild: Oct. 15, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, John Mayall: Oct. 15, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall,

Edwin McCain: Oct. 6, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall,

Phish: Oct. 16, Veterans Memorial Arena, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern

George Thorogood: Oct. 6, The Florida Theatre,

Jukebox: Oct. 16, Florida Theatre,

Insane Clown Posse: Oct. 7, Limes,

Steven Curtis Chapman - Songs & Stories Tour: Oct. 16, Veterans Memorial Arena,

Puttin’ on the Ritz: Oct. 7, Ritz Theatre and Museum, The Minneapolis Sound featuring Billy Buchanan - The Ultimate Prince Tribute Band: Oct. 7, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, West King String Band: Oct. 7, 1904 Music Hall, Ultimate YG, RJ, and Kamaiyah: Oct. 7, Mavericks Rock N’ Honky Tonk, Red - End of Silence: Oct. 8, The Murray Hill Theatre, Secrets: Oct. 8, Limes, The Main Squeeze, The Groove Orient: Oct. 8, 1904 Music Hall, Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing HBCU Choir Conert: Oct. 9, Ritz Theatre and Museum, Korn & Breaking Benjamin - Nocturnal Underground Tour: Oct 12, Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville Music Fest with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Jaheim and Joe: Oct 14, Veterans Memorial Arena,


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The Psychedlic Furs with guest My Jerusalem: Oct. 18, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Celtic Thunder Legacy: Oct. 20, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Josh Ritter: Oct. 20, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Name Rusted Root and The Devon Allman Band: Oct. 22, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Billy Buchanan: Oct. 23, University BC, Hatebread: Oct. 28, Jacksonville Veteran’s Memorial Arena, Squirrel Nut Zippers: Oct. 26, Ritz Theatre and Museum, Lindsey Stirling: Oct. 27, Florida Theatre, Anthony Hamilton: Oct. 28, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Gucci Mane: Oct. 28, Pure Night Club, The Avett Brothers: Oct. 28, Veterans Memorial Arena, Todd Snider with Special guest Rorey Carroll: Oct. 29, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall,


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Lindsey Stirling Oct. 27 Florida Theatre


Oct. 20 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Touring the world and taking the music industry by a storm, Josh Ritter will be performing songs off his latest album, “Sermon on the Rocks.” Ritter is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics that captivate his audiences. “Sermon on the Rocks” continues to receive widespread critical praise, with his song, “Getting Ready to Get Down” being featured as one of NPR Music’s “Best Songs of 2015,” and The New York Times raving, “The literary-minded songwriter Josh Ritter…recharges his music on his eighth studio album, ‘Sermon on the the Rocks.’ Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery.” This is surely a show you won’t want to miss.

The breakthrough violinist, Lindsey Stirling, is touring the country this fall. Stirling’s cinematic, violin-driven, electronic music is a genre unlike any other, keeping her at the top of the charts. With over 1 billion views on her YouTube channel, Billboard chart topping hits, and sold out tours, you won’t want to miss this!

KORN & BREAKING BENJAMIN Oct 12 Veterans Memorial Arena

Nearing the tail end of their Nocturnal Underground Tour, Korn and Breaking Benjamin are coming to Jacksonville. The two headliners will be joined by special guests Motionless in White and Silver Snakes. These rock and metal bands are sure to put on a rockin’ show!


Oct. 3 at Mavericks at the Landing

Lil’ Yachty, co-artist on Billboard’s No. 1 song, “Broccoli,” is performing live at Mavericks at the Landing on October 3. The hit song has over 100 million plays on Spotify and is growing in popularity on several platforms. Fresh off of his first headlining tour, Lil Yachty isn’t taking any breaks. The 19-year old’s “All Ages Tour” has him traveling the country and performing other solo hit songs including “1 Night” and “Minnesota.” Working with several creative artists from Kanye West and iLoveMakonnen to Chance the Rapper and Rich the Kid, you won’t want to miss! The beaded, red-haired musician is the headline artist, but they’re still seeking opening acts! For more info, email your contact info to

JACKSONVILLE MUSIC FEST Oct. 14 Veterans Memorial Arena

R&B veterans Maze featuring velvety-voiced frontman Frankie Beverly keep their 40-year soulful streak going as they headline the Jacksonville Music Fest. The chart-topping musical journeymen have earned droves of devoted fans by touring the nation with feel-good hits. Join them, along with Jaheim and Joe, for a day of music! october 2016 •



Oct. 7-30


Camden Road

Nightlife Picks

The Trail of Terror is Jacksonville’s oldest Haunted Attraction. The Jacksonville Jaycees aka The Jacksonville Junior Chamber of Commerce’s first “Trail of Terror” was actually called the “Hall of Terror,” which began in 1970 and ran continuously until 2005. Come get in the Halloween spirit and see this thrilling attraction!

Oct. 1


Anheuser-Busch Brewery Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the AnheuserBusch Brewery is a celebration of German cuisine, culture, and beer. This family fall festival is a two-day event Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, featuring a variety of entertainment, traditional German festival fare, food, and thirst-quenching beers.

Oct. 14

Oct. 20

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Mavericks at the Landing

Comedy and writing partners, Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester are ready to meet the people of Jacksonville! You may have seen Trae’s viral videos across social media. You may also have read their weekly blog. Either way, when they come to Jax, you’ll see them at their comedic best!

Chase Bryant, award-winning American singer and songwriter, is coming to Jax! Bryant is a family name shared by his grandfather, Jimmy Bryant, who performed with Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings. He’ll be performing his hits such as, “Little Bit of You,” and much more! Get there early to see JB Crockett opening!







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Catchin' a BUZZ Interview by Monica Stouder


The Beast

INGREDIENTS 3 oz. of Rhumbero (Wine-based rum) ¾ oz. of Passionfruit 4 thinly sliced Jalapeños ¾ oz. Allspice simple syrup Top with 2 oz. Ginger Beer Put all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake well. Pour in glass, top with Ginger Beer, and garnish with lime wheel. GILBERT’S SOCIAL

4021 Southside Blvd, ste. 200 (904) 647-7936


Gilbert’s Social

How long has GS been open? August 30th was our official opening day.

Nothing special other than my playlist. Alabama Shakes, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, to name a few.

What is unique about GS’s specialty sips?

Busiest night of the week? Saturdays are our busiest nights so far.

Well we decided to open with some of our classic Sangrias to get everyone excited about what we do in Jacksonville. I am adding five additional Sangrias that will truly be signature to here only. What is your favorite drink at GS and why? My favorite is the Beast! I love it because it’s clean and refreshing, but also has a hint of spice from the jalapeno. Do you serve any local vino or brews? We have the San Sebastian Port and we feature Bold City Beers and Intuition Ale Works brews as well. Do you all have music or any kind of events at GS?


What does your staff enjoy the most about working here? I believe the staff is excited about the quality of the food and drinks. It’s easy to sell when you enjoy the food yourself. What do you want people to know about your business? That we are truly local. My wife is a Jacksonville native and my mom’s side of the family is from St. Augustine. We love everything about Jacksonville/ North Florida and we are excited about adding jobs to our community.

Visit our calendar for more local events.

Oktoberfest: Oct. 1, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Afton Showcase: Oct. 2, 1904 Music Hall, Origins of Halloween and Haunted Pub Crawl Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach: Oct. 2 – 31, Friends of the GTM Reserve, Whatever Wednesday: Oct. 5, Safar Sports Bar, Denzel Curry and Yoshi Thompkins: Oct. 7, 1904 Music Hall, Trail of Terror: Oct. 7 – 30, Camden Road, Cirque du Soleil: OVO: Oct. 8, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Magic Mike: Oct. 8, Mavericks at the Landing, The Main Squeeze: Oct. 8, 1904 Music Hall, The Vibrators: Oct. 9, 1904 Music Hall,

Trail of Terror | Oct. 7-30 |

Phish After Party with The Heavy Pets: Oct. 16, 1904 Music Hall, Balance & Composure Foxing, Mercury Girls: Oct. 16, 1904 Music Hall, Secrets Wine Bar Lounge Presents DJ Roy Luis, Special Music Segments of Original Style House Music: Oct. 19, Secrets Wine Bar Lounge, Chase Bryant: Oct. 20, Mavericks at the Landing,

Through The Roots: Oct. 12, 1904 Music Hall,

New Mastersounds: Oct. 21, Mavericks at the Landing,

Jonathan Scaled Fourchestra: Oct. 13, 1904 Music Hall,

Open Mic Tuesday with Bonnie & Clyde: Oct. 22,

WellRED Comedy Tour: Oct. 14, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall,

Jon Langston: Jon Langston: Oct. 27, Mavericks at the Landing,

20WT Live - 3 Hours Straight Endurance Trail Bring It: Oct. 14, 1904 Music Hall, 36

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Jon Smells Like Grunge (Nirvana Tribute): Oct. 28, 1904 Music Hall,


Written by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

ARIES (March 21- April 19) Coupled Aries will see their relationship getting more serious. More time with the mate is definitely on the horizon. I hope things are going well, otherwise it will be a long, dreadful month. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) Things are heating up this month, Taurus. A Virgo new moon falls in the same house of good ol’ fashioned lovin’. This new moon could plant the seeds for a sizzling new romance. Moons. Seeds. Told you, this is a good month. GEMINI (May 21 – June 21) Venus in Leo moves into your third house of community and local events. I am not sure what that really means, but it doesn’t really sound like much fun. Probably no romance in your near future., but you are helping your neighbors. Silver linings. CANCER (June 22 – July 22) Single Cancers you need to mix up your usual daily routine. Loosen the reins, and you may just up your chances of crossing paths with that special someone. And special someones are fun to find regardless where you bump into them. LEO (July 23 – August 22) You’ll kiss a less-than-fond farewell to the confusion that’s been blocking your love mojo as of late. Stay focused and you won’t be getting mixed signals. I also think those previous sentences were full of crap. So when in doubt, Carpe diem. VIRGO (August 23 – September 22) Resentment and holding grudges will be the theme for you this month. If only there were some way for you to forgive and forget, you would realize what you’re mad about isn’t that important anyways. As usual. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22) It’s going to be a good month to be a single Libra on the prowl. Let’s get that online profile up to date. Yes, that would mean some pictures that aren’t eight years old when you were looking “good.” Let’s remove all the other lies you put on the profile and match yourself with who you really are, not who you think you are. SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21) Today’s paper for Scorpio said, “Surround yourself with people who wouldn’t dare mock you in public.” Here is some real life advice, those who aren’t doing it in public are most likely doing it behind your back. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) This month, love is coming from unexpected places, so it may pay to be nice to those outside your inner circle. You know, like those people you only say hi to at work in the morning and ignore the rest of the day. Yeah, those people. They could be your crush this month. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19) Capricorn is a little moody this month. These crazy mood swings are no help in the love department. It would be best if you avoided anybody you’re fond on this month because you’re just going to ruin it. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) Things are going to be on the edge this month with your mate. Small things will seem huge, and that’s not an indication of your waning manhood. I would try and stay clear of any ridiculous arguments because they may blow up in your face. PISCES (February 19 – March 20) This online love horoscope I read from time to time advises Pisces: “indulging in your favorite pastime - daydreaming. Feel free to fantasize about someone special.” Apparently, they don’t think you can find anyone in reality either. october 2016 •



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