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First Coast Connect | 01/09/15

Discussing the Week’s Top News Stories with Our Roundtable of Local Journalists Commentator Jay Solomon on the Future of the Jacksonville Landing [content_module id=”first-coast-connect-tune” no_thumb=”1″ no_title=”1″ /]

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First Coast Connect | 01/08/15

Local Churches Merge with Hopes of Bridging Racial Divide Hal Urban, Character Education Author and Lecturer Around Town with Kerry Speckman [content_module id=”first-coast-connect-tune” no_thumb=”1″ no_title=”1″ /]

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“MATTHEWS BRIDGE” by Marsha Glaziere

Artist: Marsha Glaziere Genre: Painting Bio: BFA-U/Ill.;School Medicine-U/WA (anat.) My work=synthesis of architectural abstraction & the inspiration of nature. My mixed media paintings are mosaics both in thought & process. This approach provides me with greater artistic license to mix media as well as metaphor. Piece: MATTHEWS BRIDGE Piece Description: This painting is the first of my St Johns River …

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“13 Mile Oyster Pop” by Suzanah Raffield

Artist: Suzanah Raffield Genre: Culinary Bio: I am a 6th generation Florida Panhandle native. Celebrating the end of summer with a frozen treat was an easy decision, but I had to convince naysayers that fresh shucked oysters must be the main ingredient. I learned on WJCT (watching Chef Staib’s A Taste of History) that Dolley Madison served oyster ice cream …

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First Coast Connect | 01/07/15

What Changes Could Be Coming to Cuba as the United States Reopens Diplomatic Talks Local Think Tank Working to Give Small and Disadvantaged Business Owners Better Opportunity to Receive Government Contracts Contributor Jay Solomon on the Future of the Jacksonville Landing [content_module id=”first-coast-connect-tune” no_thumb=”1″ no_title=”1″ /]

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“Sailor on Beach Singing the Blues” by Troy Eittreim

Artist: Troy Eittreim Genre: Painting Bio: My family and I have lived in Jacksonville since 1983. I hold a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I’ve had eight solo exhibitions and inclusion in numerous shows. Piece: Sailor on Beach Singing the Blues Piece Description: Sailor sits on the beach, plays guitar, points to empty chair and sings …

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“beaver working on a dam” by Julia Billings

Artist: Julia Billings Genre: Painting Bio: I am 82 yrs old, female. I paint in acrylics, mostly landscapes. I have three children, 2 boys and 1 girl, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grand children. Piece: beaver working on a dam Piece Description: Waterfall, fallen trees, beaver working on a dam

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First Coast Connect | 01/06/15

As Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal Across the State, Northeast Florida Counties Cancel Courthouse Weddings Author Eben Alexander, The Map of Heaven Ripley’s Historian Edward Meyer on PBS American Experience Documentary Ripley: Believe It Or Not [content_module id=”first-coast-connect-tune” no_thumb=”1″ no_title=”1″ /]

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“Lift Each Other Up” by Ryan Campbell

Artist: Ryan Campbell Genre: Music Bio: I am a singer/songwriter with the folk/rock duo, Wingfield, from Saint Augustine. Besides being a proud father and husband, I love to teach music lessons and record music out of my home studio. There’s nothing better to me than taking a song from an idea to an embellished work of art. Being able to …