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Jan 272015
 

good food co.The Good Food Company –a chef-driven eatery in east Arlington — is holding burger-and-beer night on Tuesdays, with off-the-menu burger specialties and small-batch brews for $8. That’s $8 for a dressed out burger and a beverage.  The unassuming venue, located in Harbour Village shopping center on Atlantic Boulevard, also offers a killer cured meats and exotic cheeses platter, as well as a to-die-for fried oyster salad.

 

Jan 122015
 

jax beachJacksonville Beach Art Walk brings local artists, craftspeople, musicians and food vendors to the heart of Beaches, 1st Street in Jax Beach, from Beach Boulevard to 5th Avenue North.  The fun happens every second Tuesday of the month from 5 to 9 p.m.  Strolling is free, and there’s plenty of free entertainment and special food and beverage offerings.

Jan 052015
 

artwalk art New Year, New Hobby is the theme of Jacksonville First Wednesday Art Walk,  January 7 from 5 to 9 p.m.  Strollers can check out dance and martial arts exhibits while listening to acoustic guitars and other live music performances at Hemming Plaza.  Main Street Park hosts the Jacksonville outdoor Sculpture Walk, while at the Urban Grind Coffee Company on West Bay Street, local singer-songwriter Jessie Montoya will perform. Venues in the 15-square block district will showcase their wares and offer food and wine samples.  Details on exhibits and a map for the self-guided Art Walk tour can be found at www.jacksonvilleartwalk.com.

Dec 182014
 

RAMRiverside Arts Market will be in full swing Saturday, with plenty of opportunity to soak up fresh air, shop for crafts and artworks, and listen to a mix of classic Americana, traditional rock, blues and folk music. Check out Ruby Beach, favorite local musicians, playing from the traditional rock songbook.  They will be on the River Stage from 11:45 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The market is bustling every Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m.  Visitors come to the plaza under the Fuller Warren Bridge for live entertainment, crafts, artists, gourmet packaged foods and onsite refreshments. A stop at the RAM food court is highly recommended. The free fun goes on until 4 p.m.

Dec 182014
 

This is the one time of the year when it pays to give gift cards because of all the bonus offers. The end dates vary for each promo, but most expire Dec. 31. In addition, some promos are available online or in-store only, while others are available either way. (For true savings, it’s better to buy the gift cards in-store, rather than pay any shipping charges — if a retailer doesn’t offer free shipping on gift cards.)

Here are some of the more popular national deals. However, there are many local deals to be found, too, so check your favorite neighborhood shops for more offers. Plus, review our tips on how to maximize the promos at the end of the list.

Remember, price and participation may vary. It’s also important to note that many of the promos are “bonus cards” — not gift cards. Review the fine print for limitations, including minimum purchase requirements, date restrictions or menu exclusions first. Plus, most (if not all) bonuses are not valid until Jan. 1, 2015.

If you have a favorite restaurant on the list, consider buying gift cards for yourself to “cash in” on the bonus. Plus, get more bonuses by breaking down a large purchase. For example, if the bonus is for a $25 (or more) gift card and you’re buying a $50 gift card, why not purchase two $25 gift cards in separate transactions instead? You just doubled your bonus.

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Dec 162014
 

fla park serviceake a small step into the past and enjoy a drive-in movie at Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine. This Friday, Dec. 19, beginning at 7pm, visitors are invited to enjoy A Christmas Story from the comfort of their own vehicle. See the beautiful surroundings of the park when you bring your children early to play in the bounce house starting at 5:30pm. Food will also be available for purchase from Island Beach Grill.
http://www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia/default.cfm

 

Dec 092014
 

This is the one time of the year when it pays to give gift cards because of all the bonus offers. The end dates vary for each promo, but most expire Dec. 31. In addition, some promos are available online or in-store only, while others are available either way. (For true savings, it’s better to buy the gift cards in-store, rather than pay any shipping charges — if a retailer doesn’t offer free shipping on gift cards.)

Here are some of the more popular national deals. However, there are many local deals to be found, too, so check your favorite neighborhood shops for more offers. Plus, review our tips on how to maximize the promos at the end of the list.

Remember, price and participation may vary. It’s also important to note that many of the promos are “bonus cards” — not gift cards. Review the fine print for limitations, including minimum purchase requirements, date restrictions or menu exclusions first. Plus, most (if not all) bonuses are not valid until Jan. 1, 2015.

If you have a favorite restaurant on the list, consider buying gift cards for yourself to “cash in” on the bonus. Plus, get more bonuses by breaking down a large purchase. For example, if the bonus is for a $25 (or more) gift card and you’re buying a $50 gift card, why not purchase two $25 gift cards in separate transactions instead? You just doubled your bonus.

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Dec 052014
 

St. Augustine’s annual Nights of Lights celebration has begun with millions of twinkly lights outlining trees, buildings and bridges in the Olde City.  Named one of the best holiday displays in the world by National Geographic, the festive event can be viewed by strolling through town, grabbing a trolley or train, or hiring a horse-drawn carriage. The free show begins at dusk every evening through February 1.