August 20th events and Local blog/news roundup

  • ABOVE: I’m sure you have heard by now, it’s trickled throughout facebook (lol @ Christian Mendez) and the blogosphere. There is a project to revamp and deliciousify 5 Points Theatre restoring it to it’s former glory and then some. Check out the project page to help and receive incentive here But really, the real incentive is how much you will enjoy it when it’s done. Read more in depth at Urban Jacksonville.
  • A Help Save Five Points Coffee Shop Facebook event was started to mobilize a effort to help the shop to stay open despite unforeseen expenses threatening to close the place down. Inside you’ll fine what ideas they are collaborating on as far as donations and a August 28th event with live music. to get involved contact them or visit the Facebook page link above. Don’t have Facebook? Yeah right. Just kidding here’s an alternate link to get info and updates on the event
  • Bike Jax Blog posted a article showcasing a new local bicycling advocacy group; The Jacksonville Bicycle Coalition.“Fighting for Our Right-of-Way: A Duval-based order advocating for the rights of cyclists. If these mean streets are wearing you down, join us. United WE make a difference.”
  • Just in: The bike club SkidMarks started a mobile on site bike repair service. Text your name and number or call 458-SKID. 6 members are ready to help as late as 3am. It’s part of a on going project for on the spot help with more to come.
  • Posted on Money Jungle Safari blog; ‘G. Jerome Jones on Hip-Hop’, touching on some history as well as the local hiphop scene resources that helped it grow.
  • Jacksonville Suns starting pitcher Graham Taylor slide fail on YouTube. Lols.
  • I’m happy to see new user posts on our JaxScene Tumblr Page. Join in on the fun, visit the link to see what email you send your photo to. Post some cell pics from events you’re at or what you’re seeing around town.

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