Donna Deegan; Jax By Jax Literary Arts Festival; Photo Ark; Around Town

Nov 14, 2019

Former First Coast News anchor Donna Deegan is a Jacksonville native, a public figure, and an activist.

She is also well-known as a breast cancer survivor and the founder of the globally recognized, 26.2 with Donna Marathon.

Now, Deegan is starting a brand-new chapter. She’s running for office, filing to challenge Representative John Rutherford for his local seat in Congress. She joined us with more about her campaign, and why she decided to enter the world of politics.

Related: Deegan Plans Town Halls In Run Against Rep. Rutherford

Jax By Jax Literary Arts Festival

The 6th annual Jax By Jax Literary Arts Festival is a celebration of authors with connections to the First Coast. Organizers Brad and Darlyn Kuhn joined us with a preview.

Photo Ark

The National Geographic Photo Ark uses the power of photography to inspire people to help save species at risk before it’s too late. Some of these images are coming to the Jacksonville Zoo. Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore, who is appearing at UNF on November 17, joined us to discuss the project in more detail.

Around Town

Matt Pittman from Main Events Jax is here with a look at what’s happening Around Town this weekend. His picks included:

Jacksonville Icemen vs. Orlando Solar Bears (Marvel Super Hero Night)

Veterans Memorial Arena

Saturday, 7 p.m.

PRICE: start at $10

Kevin James

Florida Theatre

Friday, 8 p.m

PRICE: starts at $45

2019 Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off

Riverplace Shopping Center

11111 San Jose Blvd

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wine & Trucks: Edible Northeast Florida’s Fall Festival

Seawalk Pavilion 

The event was originally scheduled for Saturday from 12-8 p.m., but organizers alerted WCJT News Thursday afternoon it is being postponed due to a forecast of inclimate weather.

.Price: Free to attend, tasting tickets are $10-45

Jax Hard Seltzer Fest

Sesquicentennial Park in Historic Springfield

Saturday, 1 - 7 p.m.

PRICE: Free to attend, $30 for VIP tickets

Jonas Brothers: Happiness Begins Tour

Veterans Memorial Arena

Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

PRICE: start at $30

Heather Schatz can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.