Families find hope, help at Red Shield Lodge

Families find hope, help at Red Shield Lodge

The Salvation Army of North Florida celebrated its fourth annual Red Shield Ball at the Adam W. Herbert University Center at UNF, Oct. 14, with live music, dancing, an elegant seated dinner, and live and silent auctions. This year’s honorary chairs for the sold-out gala, which raised over $200,000, were Michael Ward and Jennifer Glock. […]

Lamping honored at annual Miracles Gala for JDRF

Lamping honored at annual Miracles Gala for JDRF

With a nod to the Jaguars’ signature teal, “Into the Blue,” the 17th annual Miracles Gala to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was held Oct. 14 at the Sawgrass Marriott. Mark Lamping, president of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was presented with the JDRF Living and Giving Award by the JDRF North Florida Chapter for […]

Local realtor gives vehicle to Riverside flood victims

Local realtor gives vehicle to Riverside flood victims

CC Underwood, leader of The Sellin’ With CC Team of Keller Williams Jacksonville Realty, loved her 2006 Toyota 4Runner and, after getting another vehicle, thought she would use the SUV for work. After seeing the devastation Hurricane Irma created in the Historic District, Underwood saw the potential for something much more meaningful. “Being a Jacksonville-based […]

Council Page program offers youth glimpse into legislative process

Council Page program offers youth glimpse into legislative process

For youth aspiring to leadership, learning about the local legislative process through the Jacksonville City Council Page program is a great place to start. As a Council Page, students gain firsthand knowledge of how the legislative body makes the laws that govern the way of life for the citizens of Jacksonville. “Last year, students from […]

San Marco school ambassadors get dressed up for the job

San Marco school ambassadors get dressed up for the job

Thanks to Beth Seeker, teacher of gifted students at Hendricks Avenue Elementary School, the 50 or so fifth-grade students who serve as school ambassadors have a new look, bringing back the more formal “dress whites” previously worn by the school safety patrol. The ambassadors are composed of two student groups – the fifth-grade patrol and […]

Fifth-graders create inspirational mural for future students

Fifth-graders create inspirational mural for future students

Artist Nicole Holderbaum of Jax Kids Mural Project began her 23rd Duval County public school visit this year with thoughtfulness and humor in a brainstorming session with Central Riverside Elementary School students. “How many of you have been taught to not write or draw on the walls?” she asked the 20 fifth graders. Of course, […]

The Way We Were: Marjorie Broward

The Way We Were: Marjorie Broward

She’s prayed in a Sikh temple in India and walked through treetops in a rainforest on an island formerly known as Borneo. She’s had drinks at Raffles Bar in Singapore and dined at the Four Seasons in New York. She’s watched the waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans come together at the Cape of […]

The Way We Were: George Sedding Trotter & Ann Allulis Trotter

The Way We Were: George Sedding Trotter & Ann Allulis Trotter

It would not be difficult to imagine George Sedding Trotter, M.D., dressed in a frock coat, his antique medical bag in tow, riding with horse and buggy to care for Jacksonville’s ailing residents. Since beginning his residency and internship in 1959 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, the same hospital where he was born Oc. 27, 1932, […]