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ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT Wednesday, October 15
Doris Carvalho of Tampa, Florida, is raising venture capital to expand her hobby of crafting high-end handbags from groomed, recycled dog hair (two pounds’ worth for each bag). With investors, she could lower her costs and the $1,000 price tag, since it now takes 50 hours’ labor to make the yarn for her haute couture accessory.
UPDATE Wednesday, October 15
In 1993, NOTW introduced readers to Kopi Luwak coffee — whose beans had first passed through the digestive tracts of Asian civet cats (to give them, supposedly, a certain tartness, as well as a certain hipster price tag). Canadian entrepreneur Blake Dinkin, 44, believes his Black Ivory Coffee tastes even better because his pre-digested beans are recovered from elephant dung in Thailand — and are less bitter, in that the pachyderms, unlike civets, are herbivores.
NOTW CLASSIC (October 2010) Wednesday, October 15
Donald Denney and his father (also named Donald Denney) concocted a plan on the phone for Dad to smuggle a ball of black-tar heroin into the son’s Colorado prison during visiting hours, to be passed by mouth through a kiss from a female visitor. However, Dad failed to find a woman with a clean-enough rap sheet to be admitted as a visitor.
AGAINST AMAZON Wednesday, September 24
Jeff Bezos’ startup has become the Walmart of the Internet (maybe worse) and the scourge of Main Street. It needs to be stopped
We asked local entrepreneurs how the Internet behemoth has affected them
THE BIRTH OF AMAZON Wednesday, September 24
The story you’ve heard isn’t entirely accurate
MR. BEZOS COMES TO WASHINGTON Wednesday, September 24
He’s bought himself some influence
Cars and beach living go together like Jan and Dean, and now every third Thursday, you can show off your classic lady-killer in the Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise at SeaWalk Pavilion – choice …
TAURUS: September 24-30 Wednesday, September 24
“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job,” says Bill Gates, the world’s second-richest man, “because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” That’s good counsel for you now. Get in touch with your inner lazy bum. Let the slacker within you uncover the least stressful way to accomplish a difficult task. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, there’s no need to suffer and strain.
GREAT SOUTHERN TAILGATE COOKOFF Wednesday, August 20
Ah, you can smell it already: That smokey harbinger that heralds the return of gridiron days and parking-lot gorging. Ready your antacids: The Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff is back to kick football …
 
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