Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Grumpy’s restaurant in OP helps feed the community

Kindly take a look and consider giving to:

Help Others:
Give A Breakfast | Give A Lunch
A Grumpy's Community Action Campaign Supporting Healthcare Workers, First Responders And Those In Need In Clay County.

Please consider HELPING OTHERS by contributing to GRUMPY'S GIVE A BREAKFAST or GIVE A LUNCH community campaign.  They're delivering your contributions to people working on the front lines like doctors, nurses, and first responders as well as the less fortunate in our Clay County community.

1 | Via Take Out or Curbside Pick-Up
2 | Via Phone (904) 215-1956


The Grumpy’s team will prepare the gifted food and deliver to hospital workers and first responders as well as underserved members of our local community.

“This Community Action Campaign is helping Grumpy’s serve healthcare workers, first responders and underserved members of the Clay County community.  This program is creating ‘impact upon impact’ that brings our food and community love to people working the front line and to those in need.  Not only are your gifts helping us continue to live into our company’s core values and mission, but you are ensuring that our team members can come to work every day in service to what lights their fire while taking care of their own families.”

Grumpy's Restaurant Company, LLC
834 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
Store: (904) 215-1956

More shows are coming to the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts

20/21 Broadway in JAX season
Despite the many shows that were cancelled because of COVID-19, the ‘shows must go on’.  Here is a partial list of some exciting performances to grace the stage of the Moran Theater in Jacksonville, Florida.

The FSCJ Artist Series Broadway in Jacksonville, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, is proud to announce the 20/21 Broadway in Jacksonville season, filled with award-winning blockbusters and family favorites, headlined by the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards and the Grammy for Best Musical Theater album, DEAR EVAN HANSEN.

The upcoming season’s Broadway lineup also includes: CATS, COME FROM AWAY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and MEAN GIRLS.  All performances will be at the Times-Union Center.

“I am pleased to announce our 20/21 Broadway in Jacksonville Season – our 55th year of presenting outstanding entertainment on the First Coast,” said Dr. Milt Russos, executive director of the FSCJ Artist Series, Broadway in Jacksonville.  We have an incredible season scheduled that begins in November with CATS. The 20/21 season promises to be a memorable one.  In addition, I am also pleased to announce the eagerly anticipated HAMILTON has been rescheduled for August 31 – September 12, 2021”.

— November 10 - 15, 2020
COME FROM AWAY — December 1 - 6, 2020
DEAR EVAN HANSEN — February 23 - 28, 2021
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF — April 20 - 25, 2021
MEAN GIRLS — May 18 - 23, 2021

November 10 - 15, 2020. 
Rediscover CATS—the beloved musical with breathtaking music—including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, “Memory.”  Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!

December 1 - 6, 2020.  Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY  is a Best Musical winner all across North America!  This New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’ takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.  Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

February 23-28, 2021.  A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

April 20 - 25, 2021.  Tony® winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF begins a North American tour direct from Broadway.  A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.  To love! To life!

May 18 - 23, 2021.  Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from book writer TINA FEY (“30 Rock), composer JEFF RICHMOND (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist NELL BENJAMIN (Legally Blonde) and director CASEY NICHOLAW (The Book of Mormon).  The story of a naïve newbie who falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies, MEAN GIRLS “delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because  we’re  such  good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”

Current subscribers can renew online with no seat changes at Current subscribers may also mail their invoices to the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office, 501 W. State Street, #109, Jacksonville, FL 32202.  Current subscribers have the opportunity to request changes to their seating location when notified at a later date.  In addition, current subscribers who renew by June 1, 2020 will be rewarded for their loyalty and continued support with an additional savings of $10 off per season ticket subscription they renew.

New subscribers can join the Waiting List to be notified when new five show subscriptions for the 20/21 Broadway Season become available at

Subscriber benefits include: guaranteed package pricing, access to the best seats in the house, priority access to purchase additional tickets for friends and family, seat locations, exchange privileges, free lost ticket replacement, and access to other FSCJ Artist Series events, many at a discount.  Subscriber ticket exchanges and ticket replacement may be restricted.  Subscribers are limited to purchasing four additional subscription seats, subject to availability.

VIP Seating is available to contributors to the FSCJ Artist Series at seven levels: Advocate, Champion, Angel, Producer, Benefactor, Patron and Donor. Donor contributions start for as little as $200. Visit to learn more about the additional benefits available through the VIP Theater Club.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible to a discount on tickets to most shows.  To receive the best pricing and seating options, reserve your group tickets today.  Groups may begin placing reservation requests at

Performances for the FSCJ Artist Series’ 20/21 Broadway in Jacksonville Season are Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

LOCATION:Times Union Center Performing Arts
Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

Monday, April 27, 2020

Eat from the Alhambra as you Stay Safe during COVID-19

Alhambra Dining in your Dining Room continues to feed your family while keeping everyone happy and entertained during the continuation of the Coronavirus that has plagued the world.  Don’t be too quick to go out and eat, continue to order from the best in JAX.

Dear Friends,

Yet another week of staying safe at home is in the books, and we hope we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  We hope everyone has been able to enjoy the sunshine and cooler weather, AND the reopening of the beaches. Our fingers are crossed that this is a sign of progress.

Our Alhambra Dining To-Go program has been so well-received - and we owe that to you.  If you've been one of our regulars, we really appreciate your support.  We know you are spreading the word of support and our staff is grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve you.  With so many people coming back again and again, it tells me we're doing something right.

We are loving the feedback!  We see every post and share on our Facebook page and welcome photos of you enjoying your meals.  Please continue to reach out with any questions you may have and continue to tell your friends what you have enjoyed.


What are Quarantunes? Over the past ten years, the “Alhambra Theatre & Dining” has brought you more than 100 theatrical and musical shows.  Their actors are amazing and the tribute bands they've hosted are among the best in the country. They've taken a look through the archives and curated some of their favorite scenes and songs to give you a small gift each day.  Some of their cast members have even sent in original productions just for you!  So, sit back and take a little break from all that's going on in the world.  You deserve it!  So, Click here for more Quarantunes!

Below are this weeks’ tantalizing specialties that Chef DeJuan Roy has created for the Alhambra this week of April 28 – May 3, 2020.

Placing Your Order: The Alhambra invites you to call-in or place your order online.   Orders may be placed any time prior to Noon on the day of pickup.  Curbside service continues next week Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 - 5 p.m.  When you arrive to pick up your order using the drive-through drop off area in front of the theater, a service member will deliver your food straight to your car - fresh, hot and ready to go!  Their service staff appreciates any gratuity offered.

Entrée for Tuesday, April 28 (1 serving) Salisbury Steak with twice-baked potato, lima beans, and dessert of caramel cake  $20

Entrée for Thursday, April 30
(1 serving) Smoked BBQ Chicken with garden pasta, coleslaw, garlic bread, and dessert of pecan pie.  $20

Entrée for Friday, May 1 (1 serving) Fried Catfish with cheese grits, Brussels sprout slaw, and dessert of pineapple upside-down cake.  $20

Entrée for Saturday, May 2 (1 serving) Slow Roasted Jerk Pork Roast with coconut rice, brown peas, and dessert of guava cream cheese cake.  $20

Entrée for Sunday, May 3 (1 serving) Braised Lamb Shanks with demi-glace, couscous pilaf, baby carrots, and dessert of fresh fruit tart with chocolate crust.  $20

Family-Style Meal: Available Tuesday, April 28 – Saturday, May 2 (4 servings) Shrimp Alfredo with garlic bread, caesar salad, and dessert of tiramisu.  $55

Family-Style Meal: Available Sunday, May 3 (4 servings) Beef and Chicken Fajitas with Spanish rice, fresh tortillas and roasted corn with peppers, and dessert of fried cheesecake bites with berry sauce.  $55

To place your order, CLICK HERE or call the Box Office at (904) 641–1212 to order.

Separate orders required for each day. Menu subject to change, based on availability.  Photos are not exact representation of meal.  Question?  Please give them a call! They are there to help.

LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212

Boxing comes to you through ESPN via VyStar JAX area

If the recent NFL Drafts just wasn’t enough to satisfy your sports hunger, then the UFC® returns with one of the most stacked cards in recent history, set to be headlined by a bout guaranteed to deliver fireworks as No. 1 ranked lightweight contender Tony Ferguson and No. 4 ranked Justin Gaethje battle for the interim championship.  In the co-main event, Henry Cejudo intends to prove that he is the greatest UFC bantamweight champion of all time as he looks to defeat multiple-time title holder Dominick Cruz.  This will be the first of three events taking place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on May 9, 13 and 16 respectively, future cards will be announced at a later date.  These events will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance.

UFC 249: FERGUSON vs. GAETHJE will take place Saturday, May 9, 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.  All prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET with the UFC Fight Pass prelims.  The prelims will continue exclusively on ESPN & ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET and the ESPN+ Pay-Per-View main card will kick off at 10 p.m. ET.

“I can’t wait to deliver some great fights for the fans,said UFC President Dana White.  “I want to give a big thanks to Mayor Curry, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and Florida State Boxing Commission Executive Director Patrick Cunningham for getting this thing done and giving us a venue to put on these incredible cards, as well our media partners including ESPN and ESPN+, for bringing it to fans. My team is ready to go and the fighters are excited to get back in there with these back-to-back events.”

“As we move step-by-step on the path toward economic recovery, we are proud to host these UFC events at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena,” said Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. “The UFC organization is a renowned entertainment brand that’s presented a safe and sensible plan to use this Jacksonville location, and we are thrilled to have our city highlighted nationally on ESPN and ESPN+.  With Jacksonville continuing to outpace other cities and regions, we are excited to continue to lead as host to these world-class, international sports entertainment organizations.”

“Florida’s State Commission and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation have been in continued coordination with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to identify options for bringing the UFC to Florida for upcoming events”, said Florida State Boxing Commission Executive Director, Patrick Cunningham.  “Florida welcomes the UFC to the Sunshine State, and our commission stands ready to sanction the events to be held on May 9, 13 and 16. Health and safety protocols will be in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all individuals who are helping to make these events possible.  With this triple date feature of UFC events coming in May, Florida is continuing to build a strong collaboration with UFC that sets the foundation for more opportunities that we hope UFC will choose to host in our state in the months to come.”

One of the most exciting and unpredictable athletes on the roster, Ferguson (26-3, fighting out of Orange County, Calif.) is on the verge of becoming the first two-time interim lightweight champion in UFC history.  Currently on an incredible 12-fight winning streak, Ferguson has defeated the likes of Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis and Rafael Dos Anjos.  He now looks to notch his record-setting 13th win in a row and raise UFC gold once again.

Known for his unrelenting fight style, Gaethje (21-2, fighting out of Arvada, Colo.) has earned a post-fight bonus in every single one of his UFC bouts.  One of the best knockout artists in the division’s history, Gaethje has earned stoppage wins over Donald Cerrone, Edson Barboza and James Vick.  He now looks to secure another iconic finish and earn his first UFC championship.

Cejudo (15-2, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) is one of only four athletes in UFC history to hold two championships at the same time.  To accomplish this feat, he netted impressive victories Demetrious Johnson, TJ Dillashaw and Marlon Moraes.  After recently relinquishing the flyweight belt, Cejudo now plans to reassert his dominance over the bantamweight division by taking out one of its greatest champions.

Returning to action for the first time in three years, Cruz (22-2, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) intends to prove that he is still the best bantamweight in the world.  A former UFC and WEC champion, Cruz holds wins over Urijah Faber, TJ Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson.  He now looks to be the first person to defeat Cejudo at 135-pounds and regain his lost crown.

Additional bouts on the card include:
No. 2 ranked heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou (14-3, fighting out of Paris, France by way of Batie, Cameroon) meets No. 6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-0, fighting out of Paramaribo, Suriname) in a battle of KO artists.
In a clash of featherweight contenders, No. 7 ranked Jeremy Stephens (28-17, 1 NC, fighting out of San Diego California by way of Des Moines, Iowa) takes on No. 9 Calvin Kattar (20-4, fighting out of Methuen, Massachusetts).
Fan favorites meet, as Donald Cerrone (36-14, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) takes on Anthony Pettis (22-10, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) in a welterweight bout.
Greg Hardy (6-2, 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida) squares off with undefeated Yorgan De Castro (5-0, fighting out of Fall River, Massachusetts by way of Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde) in an exciting heavyweight bout.
Heavyweight grapplers look to make a statement as Aleksei Oleinik (58-13, fighting out of Moscow, Russia) welcomes back former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum (23-7, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.).
Ryan Spann (17-5, fighting out of Beaumont, Texas) aims to continue his momentum against crafty veteran Sam Alvey (33-13, 1NC, fighting out of Temecula, California).
Former UFC women’s strawweight champion and No. 7 ranked Carla Esparza (16-6, fighting out of Irvine, Calif.) takes on No. 8 Michelle Waterson (17-7, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.).
Uriah Hall (16-9, fighting out of Queens, New York) goes for his third straight win against decorated grappler Jacare Souza (26-8, 1NC, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
Welterweight finishers collide when No. 13 ranked contender Vicente Luque (17-7-1, fighting out of Westwood, New Jersey by way of Brasilia, Brazil) faces Niko Price (14-3, 1NC, fighting out of Cape Coral, Florida).
Exciting featherweight grapplers go to war as Bryce Mitchell (12-1, fighting out of Sherwood, Ark.) meets Charles Rosa (12-3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.).

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