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Hometown is a series locally produced by WJCT that tells the stories of the people, places and events that make the First Coast a unique place to live. To suggest a local story for consideration, use hashtag #HTWJCT on social media or contact sspearman@wjct.org.

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Gwynne Mims

Local entrepreneur Gwynne Mims Minter shares the journey of her namesake salon, Gwynne Mims.
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Sally Ann

Jacksonville based designer Sally Keiser shares the story of her mobile fashion truck turned brand, Sally Ann.
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Mermaid Coral Beth

Beth Sullivan represents Florida and Mexico as Mermaid Coral Beth, a professional mermaid teaching kids to use their talents to…
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Hometown 504

On this episode of Hometown, Professional mermaid Beth Sullivan teaches kids to use their talents to impact the lives of…
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Congaree & Penn

Local farmer Scott Meyer works the land to grow rice, mayhaws, muscadines, and more.
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Hiromi Moneyhun

Local artist Hiromi Moneyhun talks about her journey as a papercut artist.
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Hometown 503

On this episode of Hometown, local students create video games in the Video Game Design program at Kirby Smith Middle…
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Watts Juicery

Jacksonville Beach native Annie Tuttle, shares the inspiration for her cold pressed juice shop, Watts Juicery.
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Berry Good Farms

Berry Good Farms teaches and employs individuals with intellectual disabilities while providing value to the community through the foods they…
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Sbraga & Co.

Sbraga & Company Pastry Chef Erika Weisflog discusses her journey into the world of sustainable baking.
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Jacksonville in a Box

Jacksonville in a Box – Local entrepreneur Jonny Videl partners with the The Arc Jacksonville to send boxes of iconic…
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Hometown 502

On this episode of Hometown, local entrepreneur Jonny Videl partners with the The Arc Jacksonville to send boxes of iconic…
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Yield

Andrew Deming and Rachel Gant talk about their unique designs and moving their design studio from San Francisco to St.…
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The Willow Wacks

St. Augustine folk band The Willow Wacks recount their start as a band, and perform.
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Thomas Long Blown Glass

Local glass artist Thomas Long talks about local art and the work he produces at his St. Augustine studio.
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Jenna Alexander Art

St. Augustine based artist Jenna Alexander, shares the story of how she got into the many mediums of art she…
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Hometown 501

St. Augustine based artist Jenna Alexander shares the story of how she got into the many mediums of art she…
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Congaree & Penn

Local farmer Scott Meyer works the land to grow rice, mayhaws, muscadines, and more.
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Southern Roots

Husband and wife team JP and Mariah Salvat serve locals vegan and vegetarian options.
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13 Gypsies

Chef Howard and his nephew and Sous Chef Brian, bring their family heritage to the plate.
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Hometown 407

On this episode of Hometown, 13 Gypsies, Southern Roots, Congaree & Penn, and Maple Street Biscuit Company.
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Jeff Luque

Local artist Jeff Luque talks about his life as an artist and his latest series, “Girl with Flowers.”
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Jean Lijoi

Jacksonville beach artist Jean Lijoi gives us a tour of her home studio where she creates works inspired by her…
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The Grey Area

Jacksonville film directors, Keagan Anfuso and Drew Brown, share their journey in the making of the independent film, The Grey…
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Christina Karst

Local photographer, Christina Karst, hopes to help people through her raw photography.
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Hometown 406

On this episode of Hometown, Local photographer, Christina Karst, hopes to help people through her raw photography. Jacksonville film directors,…
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The Candy Apple Cafe

A mother-daughter team helped turn a historic downtown building into a wild and playful restaurant for everyone to enjoy.
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Jaxsons Night Market

On the third Thursday of every month, Jaxon’s Night Market takes over a downtown park, and turns it into a…
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Volunteers in Medicine

Volunteers in Medicine provides free healthcare to low-income, working adults and their family members who lack health insurance.
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First Presbyterian Church

Chartered before Florida became a state, the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville celebrates its 175th anniversary.
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The Jessie Ball duPont Center

The Jessie Ball duPont Center brings the community and nonprofits together in a historic downtown building.
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Hometown 405

On this episode of Hometown, The Jessie Ball duPont Center, First Presbyterian Church, Volunteers in Medicine, Jaxson’s Night Market, and…
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Wise River “Sionna”

Wise River “Sionna” – Local band Wise River performs their song, “Sionna”.
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Calli Marie Bakes

Jacksonville baker Calli Marie, shares her story of how she became the food manager at popular coffee shop, BREW 5…
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With Love Charity

Childhood cancer survivor Taylor Scheibe details the story of her charity, WithLove.
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Hiromi Moneyhun

Local artist Hiromi Moneyhun talks about her journey as a papercut artist.
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Hometown 404

Artist Hiromi Moneyhum, Childhood cancer survivor Taylor Scheibe, The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, Jacksonville baker Calli Marie of BREW 5…
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Berry Good Farms

Berry Good Farms teaches and employs individuals with intellectual disabilities while providing value to the community through the foods they…
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Dinosaurs Unearthed

Dinosaurs Unearthed aims to educate young and old alike through this story-driven and interactive exhibit at the Museum of Science…
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By Your Side Books

Florida based publishing company, By Your Side Books, hopes to make reading more special through their line of children’s books.…
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M.C. Pressure

St. Augustine based Director of Imagination, Ryan Tempro, shares his perspective on art and Florida through his letterpress company, M.C.…
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Hometown 403

On this episode of Hometown: M.C. Pressure, By Your Side Books, Dinosaurs Unearthed and Berry Good Farms
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UNF Interfaith Center

University of North Florida’s Interfaith Center aims to help students in voicing their values, engaging with others, and acting together.
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Kate Garcia Rouh

Local artist Kate Rouh talks about her mosaic art and her newest project on the Southbank Riverwalk.
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Cathedral Arts Project

The Cathedral Arts Project provides art instruction to more than 2000 local school children during the school year and in…
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Holdfast Flowers

Jacksonville Beach native Kait Smith hopes to generate a different way of thinking through her natural and vibrant floral company,…
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Hometown 402

On this episode of Hometown: Kate Rouh, Cathedral Arts Project, Holdfast Flowers and UNF Interfaith Center
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Community Sunrise

A group of creative’s in North Florida meet every Sunday morning to celebrate their community and cultivate their craft.
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Johnny Dale

Local artist Jonny Dale uses art to communicate his thoughts and feelings.
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Bold City Pops

Long time Florida residents Suzanah and Rhonda left their jobs to start a small batch mobile popsicle business.
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Hometown 401

On this episode of Hometown: Bold City Pops, Community Sunrise, Jonny Dale and Urban Reefs
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Geocaching

A group of local Cub Scouts are led on a real world treasure hunt, known as geocaching, at Hanna Park.
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Gathering Strings

A group of UNF students are propelled on a worldwide adventure after winning ‘Best Picture’ at the CampusMovieFest.
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Liz Gibson

“Deformance Artist” Liz Gibson walks us through her shared studio space, “MetaCusp” and introduces us to some of her characters.
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Jason Campioni

“Show and Tell” host Jason Campioni discusses his personal work and sculpting with found materials.
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St. Augustine Distillery

Historic preservation and supporting local farms are just two of the many goals business owners Philip McDaniel and Mike Diaz…
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Jeff Whipple

Jeff Whipple is a painter and playwright who shares the “MetaCusp” studio/gallery with his partner, “Deformance Artist” Liz Gibson in…
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White Oak / Discovery

The youth philanthropy program at Discovery Montessori School teams up with White Oak once a year to raise money and…
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Rethreaded

Local business Rethreaded is helping to change the lives of those affected by the sex trade.
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KYN & Menuat

KYN is an accelerator program that works side by side with startups like Menuat to help them achieve sustainability.
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Matt Pye

Award-winning filmmaker Matt Pye discusses his appreciation for human-centered stories and his team of collaborators, Impossible Astronaut.
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Springing the Blues

Springing the Blues is a free outdoor blues music festival designed to celebrate America’s indigenous musical form and promote support…
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Forge 3D Studio

Forge 3D is a Jacksonville business offering 3D scanning and printing.
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Hometown 301

On this episode of Hometown: Kyn & Menuat, Forge 3D Printing, Filmmaker Matt Pye, Journey: 450 Years of the African…
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Silver Needle & Thread

Silver Needle & Thread is a custom sewing company utilizing natural and organic textiles to empower women to not just…
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Hometown 206

On this episode of Hometown: Community Loaves, Silver Needle & Thread, Christmas on Crystal Springs, Mark George, and Sweet Pete’s
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Community Loaves

Community Loaves is a local bakery that specializes in creating organic sourdough breads.
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Hometown 205

In this episode of Hometown, Fred Morrow Reef, Jerrod Brown, Police Service Dogs, Night Terrors.
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Hometown 203

Tension, Noise, UNF Gopher Tortoise Research Robot, Corner Taco.
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Sweet Pete’s

Peter Behringer took his love of creating natural confections and opened Sweet Pete’s, a unique candy shop in the heart…
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TEAM UP After School Program

The TEAM UP program is a local after-school program that provides educational enrichment to at-risk students – and Eric Daniel…
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SLOW Exhibition

The SLOW exhibition at MOCA Jacksonville focuses on artists, whose work in photography, film and video, explore questions of time…
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Surviving Mommie Dearest

Jacksonville business owner Jerry Rosenberg has teamed up with Christina Crawford, author of the controversial best-seller “Mommie Dearest,” to produce…