Former youth orchestra leader starts new program

A new music education program for youth was recently established by Maestro Scott Gregg, former music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras. The ensemble program, First Coast Youth Orchestras, will cater to young musicians age 7 to 21. Gregg will conduct the program as a division of the First Coast Community Music School, a […]

Neighborhood parks get helping hands from community

Neighborhood parks get helping hands from community

With more than 400 parks and recreational sites under its supervision, the City of Jacksonville often welcomes a helping hand in the form of a public-private partnership to help maintain any given park. “Jacksonville’s park system is a unique treasure given its size and diversity, and we are fortunate to have community partners who recognize […]

DIA considers land swap with retail developer for Brooklyn property

DIA considers land swap with retail developer for Brooklyn property

Three privately-owned parcels on Magnolia Street in Brooklyn – separated by a City-owned parcel and by another listed as owned by Shoppes on Riverside LLC – are being considered for a land swap by the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) for a City-owned parcel on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Leila Street. The corner parcel, […]

Lakeside marinas announce changes

Lakeside marinas announce changes

The Marina at Ortega Landing, owned by Chicago-based Bixby Bridge Capital LLC, will be under new property management effective Sept. 1. Currently managed by Mango Bay Vacation Rentals under the leadership of Warren Hickernell, the 10-year-old marina will be rebranded under Island Global Yachting Marinas (IGY Marinas), based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Occupancy of the […]

Big Fishweir Creek still unnavigable 10 years later

When The Resident launched its first issue in January 2007, the lead story on the cover focused on sediment runoff in Little Fishweir Creek, an urban tributary of the St. Johns River, approximately four miles south of downtown Jacksonville.    Neil Armingeon, St. Johns Riverkeeper at the time, worked with the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental […]

Roosevelt Square Mall landlord issued $68.5 million mortgage loan

Roosevelt Square Mall landlord issued $68.5 million mortgage loan

Although Chick-fil-A has recently re-opened after renovating the dining room, expanding its kitchen, and adding a drive-thru bypass lane, there has been no signs of any other development at Roosevelt Square Mall. While no plans or construction schedules have been released, Dewberry Capital was issued a $68.5 million five-year mortgage through Roosevelt Square Limited Liability […]

Alumni celebrate 30 years of magnet school for the arts

Alumni celebrate 30 years of magnet school for the arts

Graduates of the San Marco-based magnet school for performing, visual and language arts gathered July 22 at WJCT Studios to celebrate 30 years of creative impact. The first 10 graduating classes, 1987-1997, were the evening’s celebrities but all alumni were welcome. Many toured the campus earlier in the day before dressing up or going comfortably […]

Local, state, national politicians turn out for annual Miracle on Ashley Street

Local, state, national politicians turn out for annual Miracle on Ashley Street

As long as Ju’Coby Pittman has been president and chief executive officer of the Clara White Mission, there’s been a “miracle” on Ashley Street. Title sponsors for the 23rd Annual Miracle on Ashley Street held June 2 were CITI and Delores Barr Weaver. The annual celebrity server luncheon to benefit the 113-year-old Clara White Mission […]

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