hometown
Hometown is a series locally produced by WJCT and aims to help others discover the stories of the people, places and events that are unique to the Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia area.
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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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Davis Performing Arts Center

Davis Performing Arts Center Executive director, Mary Davis-Johnson, shares her love of music, dance, and theater with the under-served children…
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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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BEAKS

BEAKS is a non-profit bird sanctuary dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of injured wildlife.
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Gingerbread House Extravaganza

The Jacksonville Historical Society’s Gingerbread House Extravaganza turns the Old St. Andrews Church into a winter wonderland as teams from…
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Emperor X

Jacksonville native, Emperor X, returns to his hometown to play a special reunion show at Burro Bar.
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Christmas in Crystal Springs

Christmas on Crystal Springs is an animated light display and an annual labor of love for Darren Huffty and his…
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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…
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Mark George

Local artist Mark George talks about his unique paintings of love, anguish and anxiety.