Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BREAKING: Riverkeeper party!

St. John’s Riverkeeper

 Social Tonight @ Bold City Brewery


Wednesday, March 30 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Bold City Brewery

2670 Rosselle St # 7

Jacksonville, FL

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St. Johns Riverkeeper

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Bold City Brewery is opening the bar just for our fans to enjoy some their locally brewed beer. $1 per beer will be donated to St. Johns RIVERKEEPER. So come hang out with fellowriverhuggers!

Jolly Man Catering will be there to fill your belly!

See you there

Doug Coleman
Jacksonville, Florida USA

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Uptown Breakfast Coupon just about gone!


We are going to do a huge promotion soon and so the $2.99 breakfast coupons will be history in the historic district. Go to and get yours now. End message.

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The 2011 Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival, April 8-10!

The Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival | April 8-10, Jacksonville, FL

The 2011 Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival!


We are only a few weeks away!


After a successful debut last spring, the Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival (“Citrus Cel”) is back to spotlight animation as a creative and commercial force with three days of screenings, an exhibit, a competition and parties, April 8-10, 2011 at the 5 Points Theatre and The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, FL. There are only a few weeks left until the event! It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since we first decided to dedicate a whole weekend to animation here in Jacksonville and we are happy bring it back even stronger this year!




This year we are happy to have for our opening night feature Bill Plympton’s “Idiots and Angels”, a dark comedy about a reluctant angel battling for his own soul. Plympton is an industry heavyweight whose illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, and whose commercial credits include Nike and United Airlines.

The festival will also present this years Oscar Winner “The Lost Thing” from Australia’s Passion Films; and Oscar Nominee “Let’s Pollute”, a modern satire on industry that was an official selection at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Festival in France this year. “Let’s Pollute” is the creation of Geefwee Boedoe, who has illustrated for Pixar and Dreamworks. Both of these works will be featured in the 2nd nights premiere program “Pure Premium”

The program themes, like the films themselves, have been carefully hand-picked to give you a wide range of flavors, including: Apples to Oranges (experimental films); Tangerine Dreams (films with a supernatural spin); Orange You Glad There's Music Videos?, (featuring a slate of music videos, including one by Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of virtual band Gorillaz and comic “Tank Girl”); Pulp (B-movies, noir & horror); and Pure Premium (best of the fest). There’s even a program for the little squirts on Saturday morning that starts with a free community animation workshop at The Cummer Museum, followed by Vitamin C (family friendly program); and the category for young, aspiring filmmakers, Freshly Squeezed. I recommend you sample them all.

The international presence has grown, with over 25 countries represented. We believe we truly have an outstanding group of selections that is destined to take you and your imagination on an exciting ride.


Exhibits and Workshops!


Also, be sure to check out some of the new components of this year’s festival. First, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is hosting an animation-inspired art exhibit, "The Art of Storytelling", a display of storyboards, Illustrations, and character designs by industry and student artists. The exhibit runs from 10 am-3 pm on Saturday, and 10 am-2 pm on Sunday.

For fans of stop-motion animation, there is a puppet fabrication workshop with industry artist Dan Field at the Cummer from 12-2 pm on Saturday. Field was the lead character fabricator at L.A.’s Shadow Animation and worked on the Emmy Award-winning “Robot Chicken.” The workshop will discuss the various materials, construction, and functionality needed for a stop-motion production.

Then there’s Juiced!, our 26-hour animated film contest. 10 teams of up to three people each take on the challenge of squeezing a finished animation out of a 26-hour time period. Come see the fruits of their labor screened before Saturday’s feature presentation, Pure Premium.



All films will be presented at the 5 Points Theatre, Jacksonville’s home for independent film. Opening night, Friday, April 8, kicks off with a catered reception and the opening of the exhibit at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. The exhibit runs through Sunday. After Saturday’s program, filmgoers will enjoy an after party at Underbelly, located within Anomaly in Five Points, featuring food, drinks, and music. The festival closes with an awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

Details on headlining films, exhibit hours, ticket passes, Juiced! registration info and everything else at

We would like to invite you all to join us at the event. We have and a blast putting it together. Hope to see you there!

Take care,

Shane Douberly
Festival Director




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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thank You

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When we began this journey almost two years ago, Santhea and I were humbled by the level of support and encouragement that we received. This past Tuesday night, that same feeling of humility and deep gratitude was felt not just by Santhea and me, but also my team. The hard work that the volunteers and supporters of this campaign have put in over the last two years, and particularly in this final stretch, was amazing to behold.

I want Jacksonville to gain new leadership that will inspire our city to reach its fullest potential. With each passing day, I’ve met more and more citizens who’ve expressed exactly the same sentiment. Listening to the backgrounds and concerns of the individuals I’ve come across on the campaign trail has only strengthened my resolve to make Jacksonville a better place to live, work, and play. I know that my vision cannot be actively realized without your help. I’ve spent the better part of my life living and working in Jacksonville, and I’ve always wanted to play an active role in improving it for the better. Because of your support, my dream may finally materialize.

There’s still much more work to be done, though. Our campaign has primarily operated on a grassroots level, and in order to continue doing so effectively, we need you. Our need for volunteers will be growing exponentially within the next few days. Now, more than ever, we need people to canvass, phone bank, and perform basic office duties.

Join our campaign.

As we increase our campaign’s presence across the city, and into all the neighborhoods of Duval County, the costs will increase as well. You can assist us by clicking on the red “Contribute” button below.

Help fund our efforts.

With your help and hard work, I can become Jacksonville’s next mayor. I would love to gain the opportunity to work for you and move our beautiful city forward.


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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

5 Points Theatre Media Update 3/22/11

1.  Certified Copy starts Friday, April 1 and runs for one week.  The multi-national production was made in France by an award-winning Iranian director.  The actors are French and English and dialogue in in English.  
The trailer is here:  
We can get a screener if you are interested in reviewing this film.

2.  The Citrus Cel Animation Festival is coming to the Theatre April 8th to the 10th, with a wide variety of animated films, parties, contests and more.  There's a trailer for the festival here:  

The website is here:
We can coordinate more information from Festival organizer Shane Douberly if necessary.

3.  The groundbreaking environmental documentary Carbon Nation avoid the controversy around global climate change and instead focuses on ways to reduce our dependence on oil and other fossil fuels.  It will be shown on April 11th, presented by the Green Building Council's North Florida Chapter.
Trailer here:  

4.  The original vampire film Nosferatu from 1922 will be screened April 12th and 13th, with a new live score by local musicians Tony Steve and Bob Moore.
The trailer for the film is here:  
Tony and Bob have done Nosferatu and other silent film scores before and have a wealth of information about the history of the films and the process of writing new music for them.

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It is a New Day. A Message to my Audrey Friends.


To all my Audrey friends: 
Hang in there. 
I was so thinking I would be the one having to grump and join your team today. I'm feeling more bad about your disappointment really than my joy that my guy pulled off the upset. Audrey called me in to her campaign office some time ago. She completely listened to my ideas and was interested in my perspective about downtown and the core. She totally understood when I told her I was supporting Alvin. I don't think it mattered to her. She wanted my input more than my vote and support. I will always admire her for that. Cheers to her and her flock who I think of my friends alone must number in the thousands.  I hope you'll join me now even if its just to make sure we don't go backwards. 

Alvin Brown is very much in line with your perspective on a vibrant progressive city. I know that is what you want because I am surrounded by you guys! Its been lonely! 

I also want to congratulate my friends who didn't make it, Sean Hall, Shelton Hull, and Michelle Tappouni. It takes courage and hard work to do what you guys have done. Even though all of you are across the aisle, I believe in your vision and passion and hope this is a stepping stone to future civic leadership for all of you. 

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about Alvin, contact him, or attend or throw an event for him. He isn't perfect, and he isn't Audrey, but he can and will change the city. And by so doing, throw out years of insider baseball while getting rid of a regressive career politician. I would say gaffe prone, but bombing jokes, and child porn defenses aren't gaffes. They are major character flaws which we can't allow to represent our city. He won't be able to hide in a two person race. The only person that can guaranty a win with heavy turnout is Alvin. So even if you have to hold your nose and won't work in support, please vote May 17. Love you guys, Tony.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Praying for Japan.

"Two" Good To Be True!

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Last Saturday was truly such a great day at RAM that I started to worry about how we would follow such a strong opening day. Then, I remembered that we have TWO great activities happening this week - the national kickoff of the Toyota Farm-to-Table Tour, and Riverkeeper Day at RAM! (Now do you understand why it's "Two" good to be true? It's not that I can't spell, I was just being "punny!")


The Toyota Farm-to-Table Tour was one of our RAM-fans favorite events when they were here our first year. The pairing of fresh local produce from our farmers/growers with some of the area's best chefs creates a fantastic and healthy combination. I encourage you to come out and learn and sample some new recipes, and get a free herb plant (while supplies last) from Toyota. Some of their hybrid cars will also be on display should you be thinking about going green and getting some relief from these HIGH gas prices.  


For me, there are few things better than spending a nice relaxing day-off sailing on the St. John's River! Living here, I think people often take it for granted and forget what a precious resource it is. Now that we have a boat dock at RAM, it is only appropriate that we help promote safe and environmentally-friendly use of the river, as we also encourage everyone to help protect it. The St. John's Riverkeeper will be at RAM on Saturday providing information, education, and fun. There will also be a Rain Barrel Design Contest where we are asking you to vote for your favorite design while supporting the Riverkeeper! The barrel that has collected the most donations at the end of the day will be the winner. Come see some of the artistic designs - you're going to want one for your home!


There are several new artists and vendors at RAM this year, so if you didn't do it last week, come by and welcome them to RAM. I know I still have several additions to our RAMily that I am looking forward to meeting, and I didn't get a chance to welcome back many of our great returning vendors. I have one big dilemma as we move into our second week - what will I have for lunch on Saturday? There are SO many great food vendors it's hard to choose!  (Now that I think about it, that's not a bad dilemma to have, is it?) 

See you there!



This Week on the River Stage 

10:30 am - Cathedral Arts Project Dancers


11:45 - The Fusion Band


2:30 - Katlyn Lowe, with Sean Doyle  


There will also be a short Riverkeeper Day Dedication around noon by Senator Thrasher, Neil Armingeon (The Riverkeeper), and Dr. Quinten White.   


For information on other musical acts and street performers, check out our website at: 


Give A Little Bit of Yourself 



The Riverside Arts Market owes it's success to the wonderful artists and vendors who share their talents every single week, and to the many volunteers who help us keep things rolling forward.


If you have some extra time on your hands and want to be a part of the area's best art and entertainment venue, we would love to have you as part of our RAMily!


Stop by the RAM Info Booth or email us to sign up for the fun!


RAM Art Gallery Continues!



The RAM Art Gallery has created a win-win-win partnership in our community. The gallery provides a great opportunity for artists to participate at RAM, it offers visitors a chance to purchase unique art by talented artists, and it enhances RAM's relationships with area artists through a one-of-a-kind program.

We are happy to bring back the gallery this year and are adding many new pieces!

If you want to create some squares, they will be available at the gallery tent starting on Saturday.

If you're looking to buy some new, wonderful art - RAM is THE place to find it!





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Monday, March 07, 2011

CoWork Jax - Week TWO!

Monday March 7th, 2011

CoWork Jax Downtown Coworking Week... TWO!

Week 1 of the CoWork Jax Downtown Coworking Week saw a variety of coworkers come together, collaborate, share and get work done. With the tremendous success of the first week, and AT&T Tower 301, Downtown Vision, Inc. and more, we are excited to return for WEEK 2.

If you didn't get a chance to join us for the first week, or you enjoyed it so much that you want to come back, then just head on over to... Read More

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Coffee. Collaboration. Innovation.

Week 1 brought together tremendous talent from the Jacksonville market.  Throughout the week, these entrepreneurs, freelancers, small businesses and creatives worked, collaborated and brainstormed their way through the week, and even had some fun along the way.

Coworking allows local freelancers and small businesses to get out of their home offices and coffee shops and come to a location that provides them with a professional environment, a chance to network and meet others like them.  Innovation is sparked when fresh ideas are shared, reviewed, and improved through collaboration... Read More

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Friday, March 04, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY: Jacksonville Public Library Announces New Language Learning Database


Contacts:  Ali Loftin, (904) 630-2715,
Kathy Lussier, APR, (904) 630-7595-office
(904) 759-5643-cell,

Free online tool makes it easy and fun to learn more than 80 languages

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 4, 2011 – The Jacksonville Public Library, in partnership with Transparent Language and Recorded Books, announces the introduction of Byki® Online for Libraries, a powerful new online language-learning system designed specifically for use by public library customers.

Byki, an acronym for “Before You Know It,” takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.

Available for learning more than 80 languages including English as a second language for 16 languages, library customers can access the Byki Online system for free through the library’s web site at located under the e-research link for an alphabetical listing of online databases. To set up a free account, click on “New User? Sign Up with Barcode or User ID.” At the prompt, “Bar Code or User ID,” enter your library card number, including the letters FJP.  You will then be prompted to create a new account.

Users will find a variety of high quality learning options that build listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. In addition, Byki includes Advanced Pronunciation Analysis to help users perfect their pronunciation skills. Individual progress tracking and assessment tests help identify areas for improvement and move users in the right direction.

In addition to Byki Online’s advanced learning tools, an array of online language and cultural resources are included such as one click access to Facebook and Twitter language communities and Byki language blogs featuring a collection of articles covering the language and the culture that surrounds it.

About Recorded Books
Recorded Books, LLC produces and distributes unabridged audiobooks and other audio products to public and university libraries and schools on CD, cassette, Playaway digital player and in downloadable formats. Over 8,500 titles are available for adults, children, and young adults in English and Spanish languages narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books also distributes music, educational lectures, independent films, and nonfiction films on DVD. For more information, visit file://localhost/

About Transparent Languages
Transparent Language is a leading provider of best-practice language learning software for consumers, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. Since 1991, Transparent Language has helped millions of individuals learn new languages quickly, easily, and effectively. Working with distinguished language acquisition experts and thousands of native speakers around the world, Transparent Language is committed to producing language learning solutions of the highest quality at reasonable prices.

About the Jacksonville Public Library
The Jacksonville Public Library is an American Star Library, selected from 7,268 public libraries nationwide by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service.  The Jacksonville Public Library provides programs and services to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations with a collection of more than 3 million materials. More than 5 million people visited Jacksonville Public Libraries last year. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit  



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