Riverkeeper files motion to delay harbor deepening project

Riverkeeper files motion to delay harbor deepening project

With affidavits from Lisa Rinaman, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, and four concerned individuals, the Riverkeeper filed a motion for preliminary injunction Dec. 4 against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Jacksonville Port Authority (JaxPort) to delay the first phase of the harbor deepening project. Joining the Riverkeeper in the fight against the project […]

Nemours supporters celebrated at annual holiday event

Nemours supporters celebrated at annual holiday event

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care held a donor appreciation reception Dec. 7 at Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club to celebrate generous individual, corporate and community donors in 2017. Approximately 60 guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and holiday cheer to music by Steven Amburn of First Coast Music Therapy. A video presentation created by Pepper Lindsey […]

Local restaurant group, Jaguars host benefit to kick hunger

Local restaurant group, Jaguars host benefit to kick hunger

An empty pantry is no fun at any time, but it seems so much worse during the holidays. When the pantry itself is gone due to hurricane damage, the prospects of a happy holiday are bleak. Thanks to Black Sheep Restaurant Group and the Jaguars Foundation, families in need in Jacksonville and Houston had prospects […]

Art & Antiques weekend a boon for Women’s Board

Art & Antiques weekend a boon for Women’s Board

While all of Great Britain was keen with the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to actress Meghan Markle, Northeast Florida’s own philanthropic celebrities turned out for the Royal Affair Gala, kicking off the 41st Anniversary Art & Antiques Show, themed “London Calling.” This year’s gala was a return to the formal affair with full-length gowns […]

Annual ‘White Party’ raises funds for youth with ASD

Annual ‘White Party’ raises funds for youth with ASD

Guests came dressed in all hues of white to support the Jacksonville School for Autism’s 5th Annual “Dinner Under the Stars” White Party Dec. 2 at The Museum. In 2013, JSA established the “Dinner Under the Stars” fundraiser to support its Musical & Visual Arts Program. These enrichment programs include art, karate, music, piano and […]

Ortega River Run celebrates 40th anniversary

Ortega River Run celebrates 40th anniversary

With the learning curve well behind them, what’s left for four of the six masterminds behind the annual Ortega River Run are chuckles about early mishaps and a sense of pride about the beloved local 5-mile run, the fourth oldest in Jacksonville. Back in 1978, seven months after the Gate 15K River Run began, Wirt […]

Former Bolles baseball player heading for NFL

Former Bolles baseball player heading for NFL

Hayden Hurst, 24, is going pro and his father, Jerry Hurst, hopes his son gets drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers next April. Although that’s considered heresy in a town that flaunts teal and gold, Hurst the father was born in Pittsburgh and lived there until his father was transferred to Jacksonville. “I bleed black and […]

Childhood friends wear crowns at rival colleges

Childhood friends wear crowns at rival colleges

Emily Galant, of San Marco, and her lifelong friend, Devon Leasure, met in Sue Rosner’s kindergarten class at Assumption Catholic School in 2001. After graduating from the St. Nicholas-based grade school, Galant headed to Episcopal School of Jacksonville and Leasure to Stanton College Preparatory School, both graduating in 2014. The childhood friends were each crowned […]