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Comfort food, Syrian Style

Comfort food, Syrian Style

This story was originally posted @ golojax.com

In a brightly painted building on Main Street, Wafaa & Mike’s Cafe serves delicious Middle Eastern food in a friendly and warm atmosphere. The Cafe’s name itself adds to feeling that you are coming to dine at a friend’s home. In Wafaa & Mike’s Cafe, Springfield has another eatery which is truly a neighborhood gem. On the whole, Middle Eastern cuisine is full of flavorful dishes that are not only tasty, but pleasing to the eye. The food here does not disappoint.

Long Time Springfield Business Still Going Strong

Long Time Springfield Business Still Going Strong

As a long time Springfield resident, I often catch myself looking forward to the new businesses in the community. We have seen many great businesses like Three Layers and Uptown Market open in recent years, and I am personally looking forward to trying new businesses like Tres Leches and Deja Vu in the near future. In all of this, however, I often find myself forgetting about the great long standing businesses in our community.

Jacksonville Landing Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day

Jacksonville Landing Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A leprechaun appeared at the Landing this morning to help get the city ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and he helped turn the water green.

As the holiday had its official launch, the fountain in the courtyard began spewing green water, which will continue through the weekend as events are planned for each day.

At today's launch, the leprechaun read a proclamation, which was drowned out by the nearby bagpiper.

Thursday, bagpipers from Jacksonville Pipes and Drums will roam about the Landing as happy hour gets underway at 4 p.m., featuring, of course, green beer.

Live music takes the stage beginning at 7 and lasting until midnight.

Contests include hourly drawings for cash for anyone wearing green and there will be a green bikini contest at 9 p.m.

New Classic Rock Radio Station Comes to Jax

New Classic Rock Radio Station Comes to Jax

Renda Broadcasting launched a new radio station in Jacksonville, Classic Rock 94.1 (WSOS-FM), replacing their Soft Adult Contemporary Station – Sunny 94.1

“We are very excited about this new direction for 94.1”, said Gary Spurgeon, General Manager of Renda Broadcasting of Jacksonville.  “All other radio groups in Jacksonville abandoned the Classic Rock format.  Classic Rock 94.1 WSOS, will ROCK the market with Classic Rock that Jacksonville is known for and grew-up on, Classic Rock from the 70’s and 80’s”.

Electrical Generation Project at Wolf Creek Landfill Begins

Sustainable Energy Solutions LLC ("SES"), a developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy projects, has begun construction on a 2.8 Megawatt Landfill Gas-to-Electricity Generation Facility at Wolf Creek Landfill, located in Dry Branch, Georgia.

HabiJax Kicks Off ‘A Brush with Kindness’ Housing Repair Program

On March 12, HabiJax will commence a new housing repair program, aimed at providing exterior painting, landscaping, and minor repair services to low-income homeowners in need. In partnership with Jacksonville’s faith community, HabiJax will complete 24 homes by the middle of April; all the homes are located in the New Town Success Zone, an area just west of downtown Jacksonville.

Sweet Pete’s & Savannah Bee Company Host Honey Events!

Sweet Pete’s & Savannah Bee Company Host Honey Events!

Jacksonville’s all natural sweet shoppe is proud to partner with Savannah Bee Company for a series of free honey events.   The events will feature Savannah Bee honey and the new Sweet Pete Honey Truffle.  Renowned local candy maker, Peter Behringer knew he wanted to incorporate honey into his spring chocolate line but he needed to find the right honey.  Upon tasting Savannah Bee Company’s line of honeys he immediately knew he had found the perfect honey.  “I was instantly taken with the honey.  I was surprised by how different each honey could taste.  I decided to create my honey truffle and to carry the line of Savannah Bee honeys in my shoppe”.