| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It's the time of year when the travel industry likes to play the weather card. Couldn't check into your hotel? Blame it on that distant tornado. Flight canceled? It's the hurricane's fault, even though it's hundreds of miles away. A big repair bill for...
| Sep 14, 2013
In case you didn't realize it, International Talk Like a Pirate Day (talklikeapirate.com) is on deck for Thursday. There's not much time to refresh your knowledge of pirate lingo before everyone is blathering about grog like scurvy...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:04 AM
The U.S. military will be letting the Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds back in the sky in 2014, and several Florida stops have already been announced.
"Community outreach is key to connecting Americans to the military," said Blue Angels...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The skies are clearing for air shows in Florida for the upcoming year and beyond with the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels nailing down dates, and the Sunshine State has a lot of stops on their tours.
Both military performance teams will make...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:36 AM
As a dude rarely seen in public without a hat, I'm disappointed that I never made the connection:
Dr. Seuss was a hat guy! My first clue should have been the main character in that classic children's tale, "The Cat in the Hat." Of course, that crazy cat...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:25 AM
"Florida's just being a jerk now." At least that's one social media statement making the Internet rounds accompanied with a temperature map showing one giant frigid, blue country, except of course for the balmy yellow- and orange-colored Sunshine State....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:52 AM
It's not Pi Day, but it's 11-12-13. That's got to count for something.
We only get one more of these, people. That would be 12-13-14 next year. After that, it's all downhill.
And in some ways, we've already crested since last year on Dec. 12, 2012...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
John Rivers' life has been fueled by family, faith and food.
For years the Jacksonville native and former health-care executive dreamed of opening a Texas-style barbecue restaurant. And in 2004, with a plan built on prayer, Rivers took the leap and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:25 PM
A.C. Lyles' Paramount career began early in one century and ended well into the next.
His unrivaled affiliation with the studio began in 1928 in his Florida hometown when a silent film he saw at a Paramount-owned theater inspired him to ask for a job....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Dave Madden, the actor and comedian who played the curmudgeonly band manager on the popular 1970s TV series "The Partridge Family," died Thursday at a hospice in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 82.
The cause was complications of the blood disorder...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Eight locations of Gator's Dockside, a popular Florida casual dining restaurant chain, are charging a fee for Affordable Healthcare Act costs that haven't taken into effect yet.
The locations are adding a 1 percent "ACA Surcharge" to customers' bills,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a nurse and recently started working the night shift. I'm having trouble adjusting to a new sleep and wake schedule. What can I do to get better sleep during the day?
ANSWER: Changing your sleep schedule can be a challenge,...