Irma’s impact not over for unforeseeable future

Irma’s impact not over for unforeseeable future

Boyer calls immediate response good. The numbers are still being tallied but one thing is certain: Hurricane Irma has given San Marco a lot to think about. The historic storm that sent the St. Johns River over its banks Sept. 11, 2017 hit the historic district hard. District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer said the cost […]

New multi-family housing gets DIA ‘thumbs up’

New multi-family housing gets DIA ‘thumbs up’

City Council approval needed for REV Grant What began as a five-story, 50-unit urban-style apartment building has tripled in size in 18 months. When the plans were submitted to the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) in April 2017, the proposed project had grown. In January 2016, The Resident reported a vacant lot behind Clara’s Tidbits […]

Shindig shines for Sanctuary’s 25th

Shindig shines for Sanctuary’s 25th

The 25th Annual Sanctuary Shindig could not have had a more appropriate theme – Keep Shining – held 10 days after Hurricane Irma darkened the skies. Over 200 attended the casual evening of music by Junco Royals, and food by Bono’s and Pastiche Catering. New products from Pallets With a Purpose, and an auction, including […]

Local professionals break out their red shoes

Local professionals break out their red shoes

An evening gathering was recently held to celebrate the very best work of Ronald McDonald and his favorite young professionals group. The leaders of the Red Shoe Crew held their annual event, Fries With That Wine, to drive interest in the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville and gain strength from the […]

Lawyers gather to raise funds for legal aid

Lawyers gather to raise funds for legal aid

Local and state attorneys, firm staffers and JALA supporters gathered Sept. 19 – after rescheduling due to Hurricane Irma – to hear keynote speaker the Honorable Jorge Labarga, Chief Justice of Florida Supreme Court, at the 18th Annual Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Awards Celebration, held at the Omni Hotel downtown. The silent auction raised […]

Ministry builds bridges for elderly, fills the gap

Ministry builds bridges  for elderly, fills the gap

Hart Felt Ministries gathered its most fervent supporters at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Sept. 29 for an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising. Through its mission to support seniors through a network of community volunteers, the organization provides, at no charge, non-medical services that build lasting relationships with elders in our community. By demonstrating love […]

Bishop Kenny student weathers storm as Red Cross volunteer

Bishop Kenny student weathers storm as Red Cross volunteer

Bishop Kenny High School Senior Connor Sidman responded to an email call for volunteers from Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry just two days before Hurricane Irma came through northeast Florida. After attending a two-hour training program, Connor, a City of Jacksonville lifeguard, signed up to help at an American Red Cross hurricane shelter in Florahome, located in Putnam […]

Irma delivered a staggering blow, epic wind and flood waters shock residents

Irma delivered a staggering blow, epic wind and flood waters shock residents

“Still getting pounded hard with roaring winds barreling at us off the river. The pressure is intense. The St. Johns is in my lower yard like an angry ocean. Dock is gone next door. Lots of exterior damage. 3 a.m. was frighteningly intense. Barrel tiles hurling off the roof, light fixtures flying, branches falling. This […]

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