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Luminaria 2017

Luminaria 2017 is upon us. The tradition has become one of Jacksonville’s premier holiday events. This year’s event includes a series of fun family friendly events and celebrations throughout the Riverside and Avondale neighborhoods as well as a raffle to win some great prizes. Mark your calendars for December 17th. To see a map of […]

City begins bulkhead repair in Riverfront Park

City begins bulkhead repair in Riverfront Park

San Marco residents living close to Riverfront Park are happy to see construction to rebuild the park’s concrete bulkhead is finally underway. The park, which was always popular with fishermen, dogwalkers, and residents seeking a quiet place to watch the sunset over the St. Johns, has been off limits for nearly a year after Hurricanes […]

Homeowners in flood-prone area offered buy-outs

Chronic flooding is a way of life in South Shores. At high tide, the low-lying neighborhood tucked between Interstate 95 and St. Nicholas is waterlogged. People have complained for years about having to wade to their homes. Hurricane Irma just made matters worse. District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer said she has been hearing complaints for […]

Bishop Estévez dedicates new accessible ramp, courtyard at St. Paul’s

Bishop Estévez dedicates new accessible ramp, courtyard at St. Paul’s

Parishioners at St. Paul’s Catholic Church were thrilled and honored to have Bishop Felipe J. Estévez of the Catholic Diocese of Saint Augustine bless the installation of a new accessibility feature on the campus in Riverside. During the dedication service, Estévez noted St. Paul’s Catholic Church had taken the lead of all the parishes in […]

St. Vincent’s invests $55 million for heart, vascular pavilion

St. Vincent’s invests $55 million for heart, vascular pavilion

St. Vincent’s HealthCare announced plans for a new $55 million heart and vascular pavilion at St. Vincent’s Riverside, with groundbreaking scheduled for summer 2018 and a projected opening in the fall of 2019. It will be located along the river, on King Street, where Seton Hall previously stood. The project is currently in the design […]

Memorial Park placed on National Register of Historic Places

After Hurricane Irma surged through Riverside Sept. 11, the announcement that the U.S. Department of the Interior has added the 93-year-old Memorial Park to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is a shot in the arm for the beloved park. The designation comes on the heels of the United States World War […]

Library Gala celebrates programs, awards and supportive patrons

Library Gala celebrates programs, awards and supportive patrons

Proving that libraries are more than repositories of books, the Jacksonville Public Library’s programming contributed to many of the reasons why it bested 800 other Florida libraries to become 2017 Library of the Year. Supporters of the award-winning public library celebrated the honor at a cocktail reception Nov. 9 in the Makerspace at the Main […]

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