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For Sale: Famed Florida Aviation Community

July 9, 2019 News


Jumbolair Runway

The Jumbolair runway is one of the longest private airstrips in the world, capable of accommodating a 747 airliner.

The storied Jumbolair aviation community in Marion County, Florida has been listed for sale for $10.5 million. John Travolta, the community’s most famous resident, lives in a 6,600 square foot airport-themed home that served as home base for his Boeing 707. (Travolta recently donated the jet to an Australian aviation museum.)

Jumbolair was first developed as a thoroughbred ranch by Muriel Vanderbilt (a descendant of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt) and later purchased by Arthur Jones, inventor of the Nautilus fitness machine. Jones named the farm Jumbolair, and for a time it was home to 63 baby elephants that were the center of a national controversy.

The property for sale includes the runway, an additional 550 acres, about 90,000 square feet of warehouse space, a 7,696-square-foot mansion and a large banquet facility.

John Travolta's Jumbolair Home

John Travolta’s home in the Jumbolair aviation community.



Discover Olustee

February 2, 2018 Lake City


The Annual Olustee Battle Festival and Reenactment is February 16-18. The annual three-day event draws thousands of visitors each year. The festival is held in Downtown Lake City, FL, at Olustee Park on Friday and Saturday. Downtown you will see vendors and crafters, historical displays, entertainment, the annual parade, the skirmish between the Merrimack and the Monitor on Lake DeSoto, and much more! The reenactment is located at nearby Olustee Battlefield State Park. The official battle reenactment takes place on Sunday. Thousands of reenactors from all over the southeast encamp the grounds where the battle took place over 150 years ago. Once stepping into the park, you are transported back in time as you take in the sights and sounds. See medical demonstrations, cavalry tactics, artillery firings, army encampments, drill and ceremonies and more. Come out and see this important part of Florida’s history! Visit for more information.


January 31, 2018 News


MARDI GRAS PARADES — it’s a wonderful event filled with beads and laughter with four days of Mardi Gras parties and parades for Emerald Coast area revelers. Elaborate floats and outlandish costumes will lead the Florida-style pageantry. It kicks off with the Krewe of Lafitte’s Illuminated Night Parade(Feb. 9), continues with Pensacola’s Grand Mardi Gras Parade (Feb. 10), the Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade (Feb. 11) and Destin Harbor’s 9th Annual Mardi Gras Parade at HarborWalk Village (Feb. 10).
When: Feb. 9-10, 13
Where: Pensacola and Destin

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Web: kreweoflafitte.compensacolamardigras.compensacolabeachmardigras.com


MARDI GRAS BARKUS PARADE — Instead of parade featuring pirates tossing beads, you’ll be entertained by our favorite four-legged friends decked out in eye patches, beads and more. Led by the Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers, the theme for the 8th annual extravaganza is BourBone Street Blues. All are invited to be a part of the festivities by outfitting you and your dog. And because it’s Florida, decked out bicycles and golf carts also welcome in the parade. As per tradition, the parade’s queen and king will feature two shelter dogs looking for their “furever” home. Includes live music, artisans and food.
When: Feb. 10
Where: Apalachicola

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Refurbished, repurposed.

January 4, 2018 Lake City


Looking for low-budget, unique gift ideas with a personal touch?

You may find what you need through LakeCity4sale to get you started! From such things as used furniture, clothing, and salvaged or left-over building materials, and a little inspiration, you can create a memorable, treasured gift. Check Pinterest for some inspiration; shop on LakeCity4sale for used furniture, antiques, miscellaneous home & garden items, clothing & accessoriestools or whatever else that you might imagine; hit up local garage sales; then make your vision come to life!


January 4, 2018 Lake City


The Suwannee Bicycle Association of White Springs is hosting Ididaride XXIV, an off-road bicycle endurance challenge through the woodlands along the Suwannee River on Saturday, January 27. Entry fee includes continental breakfast, mid-ride lunch, snacks, and post-ride dinner. Proceeds will be used to develop more off-road bicycle trails and other facilities. Interested in participating in the challenge or volunteering? Click here for more information.

Disaster Preparedness

January 4, 2017 Lake City


Hurricane SeasonMake a plan. Know how you will be able to communicate with your family in case you are apart in the event of a disaster, care for pets, & shut off your utilities.

Gather essential supplies including enough food & water to sustain you & your family for at least 72 hours. Other items you will want to have on hand include a battery-powered or hand crank radio, flashlight with extra batteries, first aid kit, garbage bags, moist towelettes, bleach, blankets, matches, a manual can opener, paper goods, local maps, paper & pencil, & important documents such as IDs, insurance policies, & financial documents in a water-proof container. You’ll want to consider any special needs your family may have which may include prescription medications, baby formula, or pet food.

Secure your property. Cover your home’s windows, install straps to further secure your roof, trim shrubs & trees, & bring in or secure loose outdoor items such as patio furniture & garbage cans.

For more on how you can be prepared, visit,,, & Columbia County Emergency Management,


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