National Sword Swallower’s Day in St. Augustine

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I don't know how they do it.  Really.  What possesses a person to even try to swallow a sword?  How does it work, or is it all just made up?  When I was a kid, a boy next door had one of these fake, plastic swords that collapse when you pushed a button. You could make it look real, without any trouble.  I was wondering if that's what they do, the real sword swallowers. What … [Read more...]

Father’s Day in Jacksonville, Florida

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When my kids were little, they used to draw cards for Father's Day. Sometimes I would also get soap or a new screwdriver or other tool. I'm sure my wife was involved because she wanted me to fix the broken door handle or something similar. My kids no longer live at home, so now, I'm hoping my wife will feel sorry for me and make sure I get pampered. For me, Father's Day … [Read more...]

Flying High over Jacksonville

Flying is every boy's dream, and it has been mine for a long time. I have been in planes before, and in a helicopters, but when we were invited to fly in a WWII plane - I was thrilled! The GEICO Skytypers are the only flying unit in the world that performs at air shows typing their messages in the sky. The team fly vintage WWII planes and they are in Jacksonville for this … [Read more...]

Fun things to do in Florida in October

Who doesn't love October? The weather is a little bit cooler and it's a great time to spend time outside. October is always a month filled to the brim with festivals, celebrations and events. But October is not only about pumpkin patches, scary ghosts and gremlins or lederhosen and oompah bands.  Just take a look at some of our suggestions below. First Wednesday Art Walk - … [Read more...]

Fun Things To Do in June on the Coast

In the Coastal Companion Calendar of our TV show "I Know Jax" broadcasting on CW17 on Saturdays at 11 pm,  we take a look at what’s happening on the coast in the area.   Savannah Asian Festival in June One of the most popular cultural festivals on the coast is coming up in June, the Savannah Asian Festival. This yearly one-day festival attracts about 60,000 people, so you … [Read more...]