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Food Network and Cooking Channel Bring the Victuals to Miami Beach!

Food Network and Cooking Channel Brings the Victuals to Miami Beach (February 2015)   By Urban Traveler Lynn Jones   The Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by Food & Wine is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by So ...

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KIPP School Connects With UNCF

KIPP School Connects With UNCF - Close to 200 people gathered inside the auditorium at the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) school, a free public charter school on the city’s Westside to hear from Dr. Michael Lomax. Lomax, Chief Executive Officer and President of the United Negro College Fund took the opportunity to speak to those in attendance about the importance of education. Lomax stressed how he belie ...

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Tampa, Florida: Great Food, Festivals and Urban Style Living!

Tampa, Florida: Great Food, Festivals and Urban Style Living! (January 2015)   By Urban Traveler Lynn Jones   My Urban Traveler reporting synopsis is based upon the visiting city’s representation of culture, restaurants, history, night life, downtown revitalization structure and more!  Visiting Tampa, Florida I came across a barrage of information on a city that is a hidden jewel tucked away near ...

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Selma 50th Anniversary: Bloody Sunday, Selma to Montgomery March, Voting Rights Act

Selma 50th Jubilee Re-Crossing the Bridge to Selma By Lynn Jones   Over 70,000 history lovers from around the country gathered in Selma, Alabama last weekend in honor of the March that occurred there 50 years ago. Celebrities, politicians and even President Obama celebrated the event including a variety of Jaxons who traveled by plane, trains and automobiles. On the heels of Civil Rights activist, the ...

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William R. Raines 50th Mixer

William R. Raines High School 50th year weekend celebration was on full blast over the weekend as classes from 1966 to the present celebrated Raines history and legacy. On Friday night classmates came together for a mixer at the Legends Center on Soutel Dr. Over 300 classmates were excited to reunite in the festive atmosphere.  The DJ was in full swing playing the hits and made sure to call up each class, f ...

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Raines Class of 70′ Sock Hop

On Friday, February 13th, Raines Class of ‘70’ hosted a Sadie Hawkins/Sock Hop, helping celebrate the 50th anniversary of William M. Raines Sr. High School. The “Sock Hop” event was held in the Raines school gymnasium, with light refreshments and high top tables. Volunteers from the classes came out and helped set up and clean up the gym. DJ Big Bodie kept classmates on the floor dancing and the best part o ...

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Links Western Gala: Cowboys and Cowgirls Party for A Purpose

By M. Latimer / Photos by David Wright, Sr. The "Western Gala," hosted by the Jacksonville (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, is no longer just a party. The event, held annually since 2003, has become a Northeast Florida tradition. Last weekend over 400 people flocked to the Western Gala for a night of line dancing, good food and games all under a western theme. Thanks to the Western Gala, the chapter ...

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