The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is transformed into 17 unique boutiques

The Cultural Center is transformed into 17 unique boutiques each featuring one-of-a-kind gift ideas for the entire family.

With a record attendance last year exceeding 1,000 shoppers from the Beaches and surrounding communities, The Holiday Shoppes returns this year, ith popular, one-of-a-kind, hand-picked vendors featuring extraordinary holiday shoping gift ideas for the whole family.

  • Hours:  Friday, November 19th:  9am - 5pm
  • Saturday, November 20th: 10am - 4pm
  • Admissions: $5 at the door
  • The Holiday Shoppes are located at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
  • 50 Executive Way
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082
  • (904) 280-0614

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Beaches Unplugged Concert Series, Sunday, October 24th, at 6pm

The Beaches Unplugged Series celebrates the third year at The Cultural Center located in Ponte Vedra Beach. Beaches Unplugged is produced by VIP Productions and will feature 13 local musicians performing a variety of music from blues, jazz, classical - you name it. Many of the songs performed are original and all the music is performed live on stage.

The 2nd Annual Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk Nov. 6th

The 2nd Annual Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk for the benefit of Lung Cancer will be held November 6th in Ponte Vedra at Mickler’s Landing.  There are over 370 registered participants and $92,000 raised to date.

Duval County Public Schools Creating a Green Culture

Recently, the Duval County School Board approved the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) proposal of nearly $800,000. The funded amount will continue to expand efforts within three categories: school retrofit, waste reduction activities and low emission vehicles.

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Joseph Roberts on Tavar: 'She's Dead, and There's Blood Everywhere'

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Details about how Brittany Tavar was murdered in July have been released - just a week after a person of interest was found and arrested in Seattle.

Joseph Roberts, 26, told police he hit Tavar in the head several times with a hammer then cut her throat, according to the arrest warrant served on Roberts Tuesday. He is charged with premeditated murder.

In the warrant, police said Roberts explained in graphic detail the events that led up to her disappearance and his arrest.

Tavar, 45, was reported missing from her home on South Beach Drive July 10. She was last seen July 6, according to family members. Investigators learned that 26-year-old Roberts, a transient, had been staying with her.

Roberts said he and Tavar argued the night of July 6, and he woke up the next morning to her "going off about something."

Jacksonville Couple Chosen for First Times Square New Year's Wedding

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- How many guests make for a "full house" at a wedding? One local couple will have about a million.

Bethany Philips and Geoffrey Dubie, who live in Jacksonville,  met in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.  They live in Jacksonville.

They entered a contest to be the first people ever married in a ceremony at Times Square on New Year's Eve.

After looking through nearly 2,000 entries, Get Married Media chose Philips and Dubie to say "I do" as the ball drops with the world watching.

Philips, originally from Georgia, is heading to Florida State College Jacksonville to study nursing, and Dubie, from North Carolina, is studying at Jacksonville University.

The couple chose Jacksonville to start their life together after their service in the military.

Air Show at NAS Jacksonville this Weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Folks living along the river south of downtown will notice the sky is a bit more full than usual this weekend.

The 2010 NAS Jax Air Show is Saturday and Sunday, featuring, as always, the famous Blue Angels.

Gates open at 9 a.m. each day, and the action gets underway at 10 with flight demonstrations, aerobatics, a jet-powered truck and plenty of good old noise.

Drivers can enter at the NAS Jacksonville main gate on U.S. 17. 

Parking and admission are free, and there will be aircraft on display, merchandise and concessions and a Kid's Zone -- also free.

There will be five hours of speed and spins leading up to the Blue Angels at 3 p.m. The Air Show website has a complete lineup of aircraft and performers scheduled for the weekend.

Everyone attending will have to pass through a metal detector.