Civic Orchestra opens second season at St. John’s Cathedral

Civic Orchestra opens second season at St. John’s Cathedral

When pipe organ soloist Timothy Tuller played his opening chords from Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C Minor at the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville’s season opening performance, goosebumps rose. Even the orchestra members who had not done a full rehearsal with the pipe organ were thrilled. “This is an extremely difficult piece. I was […]

Cowford Chophouse opens downtown, restaurant group bullish on undertaking

Cowford Chophouse opens downtown, restaurant group bullish on undertaking

Once a building that was home to three banks (First National Bank, Guaranty Trust and Savings Bank, and Brotherhood State Bank), after the start of the Great Depression the Bostwick Building was converted to office space and from mid-1940s to 1960 the home of Henry J. Klutho’s architectural office. It then sat vacant for five […]

Carlucci returns to politics, announces campaign goals

Carlucci returns to politics, announces campaign goals

Friends and family gathered on the Southbank Oct. 25 at the home of Michael and Gayle  Balanky in support of Matt Carlucci’s campaign for City Council At-Large representative. Carlucci, who has spent nearly four decades in the insurance industry, has followed in the footsteps of his father Joe, who held positions in City Council and […]

Hurricane-damaged medical equipment replaced through local nonprofit

Hurricane evacuations and the subsequent return to normality can be difficult in the best of circumstances, but add a disability into the mix and the challenge becomes even greater. Thanks to the Brooks Temporary Loan Closet (TLC) at the Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC), 2709 Art Museum Dr., people requiring Durable Medical Equipment (DME), such […]

Friday Musicale honors past presidents at 128th season opener

Friday Musicale honors past presidents at 128th season opener

It was fitting, indeed, that the 128th season opening concert at Friday Musicale, starring  Elena Doubovitskaya and Svetlana Belsky of the EStralla Piano Duo, was dedicated to the original Ladies of Friday Musicale. Friday Musicale began in 1890 in the living room of Claudia L’Engle. Traditionally the president of the nonprofit has been a woman. […]

Poorest of poor in Haiti get help from local groups

Poorest of poor in Haiti get help from local groups

Reaching out to the poor in Haiti has been a special ministry for several local individuals and groups for more than a decade. In December 2005, after researching organizations having measurable results in aiding the “poorest of the poor in Haiti,” Avondale resident Michael Fisher, founding and senior partner with Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball […]

St. Vincent’s HealthCare announces next step in national branding

St. Vincent’s HealthCare announces next step in national branding

St. Vincent’s HealthCare, which has been part of Ascension when it was formed in 1999 by the Daughters of Charity (who launched St. Vincent’s more than 100 years ago) and the Sisters of St. Joseph, will add Ascension to its name as part of a national effort to make it clearer and easier for patients […]

MDA celebrates year of progress, promise at Toast to Life

MDA celebrates year of progress, promise at Toast to Life

The annual MDA Toast to Life Gala, co-chaired by Elaine Ashourian and Randall Whitfield of Ash Properties, featured food, fun and music by Chris Thomas Band – an evening guaranteed to raise funds to send children with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) to summer camp, the highlight of their summer. Held at the Sawgrass Marriott Oct.6, guests […]