Yearly Archives: 2014 (page 4)


“Crosscurrents” – Arvid Smith

Artist: Arvid Smith Genre: Music Bio: Multi-instrumentalist, performing on a variety of stringed instruments in a variety of genres. Currently performing with the Americana group Canary In The Coal Mine. Composer for a wide variety of mediums, including film, dance,…

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Closing The Loop: Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson, who bakes cupcakes at her boutique bakery in the Mandarin neighborhood of Jacksonville, was a nurse at a major hospital in Jacksonville, and the daughter of a career Air Force officer.

“I was just unhappy at work,” she says. “I was putting in long hours instead of being around my family, and I was stressed out. I would come home and do things like catering on the weekend. That made me happy.”

Cooking, and especially baking, was something with deep family ties.

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