Reta Russell Houghton

By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News Reta, 56, and her husband Frank, 66, are steeped in family traditions that began in the Avondale/Murray Hill area. They live in Avondale on Ingleside Avenue in his grandparents’ home (Louie and Francis Rocher), just three blocks from Edgewood Avenue Christian. The two Houghton children were the third […]

Robert C. Broward

By Victoria Register-Freeman Author and award winning architect Robert C. “Bob” Broward stood recently in his former San Marco office and greeted family, friends, former colleagues and admirers. The office, repurposed by his daughter Kristanna Broward Barnes and architect Catherine Duncan, is now available for rent as creative space to architects, engineers, contractors, graphic designers, […]

Getting there is half the fun

Getting there is half the fun

By Nathan & Ted Miller Experiencing a boat crossing from the east coast of Florida to the Bahamas can be a lot of fun. There is something magical about a family vacation in a tropical destination, and running the ocean to get there. Over the years I have heard great stories shared by my wife […]

Cummer opens Olmsted Garden after renovation

By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News One of Jacksonville’s gems in both art and gardens has put the same creative effort into designing a parking lot as it does into its exhibits and collections. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has designed an experience that starts in the parking lot across Riverside Avenue […]

American Cancer Society fundraiser a labor of love for committed volunteers

Generations spend countless hours on annual Cowford Ball By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News What else but a labor of love could result in more than $6.6 million raised in nearly 20 years for one cause? The American Cancer Society’s (ACS- Duval County) held the 18th annual Cowford Ball, Viva Las Cowford, Apr. 27 […]

Ortega resident to be honored for work with children

The annual Episcopal Children’s Services Children’s Champion Award Luncheon will honor Ortega resident and noted philanthropist Betsy Lovett on May 22 at the UNF University Center. The Children’s Champion Award Luncheon began eight years ago and since has honored Mayor John Peyton, Delores Barr Weaver, Ed Burr, Pamela Y. Paul, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, […]

Hallmark Partners deeds plot to Unity Plaza

By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News On Tuesday, Apr. 30, Mayor Alvin Brown and new executive director Jen Jones accepted the deed to Jacksonville Unity Plaza, Inc., the future urban public square that will operate under a unique public-private partnership between Hallmark Partners and the City of Jacksonville. The partnership is part of a […]

Neighbors of Stockton Elementary alerted to vandalism at the school

In a letter to community members and parents of Stockton Elementary students, Principal Charlene McEarl addressed recent acts of vandalism at the school. “I am writing to advise you of the extra steps we are taking to address the incidents of vandalism that have recently occurred on and near our campus. As many of you […]

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