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Music and dreams born again

  Robert Lester Folsom is making a come-back. Folsom, an Ortega Farms resident, is a professional house painter but that wasn’t his first choice for a career nearly 40 years ago. At one time the 60-year-old guitar player dreamed of making it big in the music industry. After impressing a recording studio engineer in Atlanta […]

Rykalskys concede ownership of bakery to Stache

Rykalskys concede ownership of bakery to Stache

A legal battle over ownership of the Edgewood Bakery has ended with Tom and Carol Rykalsky conceding that they do not have a majority ownership in the business. The Edgewood Bakery remains temporarily closed while Stache Investments representatives take inventory and prepare it to reopen. Orders made prior to Friday, Feb. 27, are being honored […]

Core city neighborhoods start automated recycling Jan. 5

Core city neighborhoods start automated recycling Jan. 5

  Beginning mid-December 2014, residents in Riverside, Avondale, San Marco and other core neighborhoods saw delivery of large wheeled cans with bright yellow tops. Those 96-gallon carts are being put in place for the Jan. 5 launch of automated recycling service. Each cart is assigned to a property owner and the handle contains a radio […]

Women’s History Month nominees due Feb. 2

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women is accepting nominations to recognize women who have made a significant impact to the Jacksonville community. Ten local women will be selected as finalists, with four women to be featured as honorees on the annual poster celebrating Women’s History Month. They […]

Endorsements arrive on behalf of business advocacy group

Endorsements arrive on behalf of business advocacy group

JAXBIZ, a nonprofit, nonpartisan political organization affiliated with JAX Chamber, has made endorsements in the nine Jacksonville City Council races that have an incumbent seeking re-election. The board conducted interviews with each candidate and considered their records and stances on economic development issues that are important to the business community, including the harbor deepening project […]

Dedication, performance — a true patriotic treat

Dedication, performance — a true patriotic treat

As the sound of patriotism bellowed through the twilight, locals were treated to the sound of horns, woodwinds, drums and songs dedicated to the American tradition. The special evening was hosted by the Memorial Park Association alongside the Navy Band Southeast on the eve of Veteran’s Day in Riverside’s Memorial Park.   As the band […]

New Traffic Pattern for Philips Highway to Atlantic Boulevard

Florida Department of Transportation advises that a new traffic pattern begins Sunday, November 23, as part of the I-95 Overland Bridge Project at the south end of the Fuller Warren Bridge. Motorists traveling northbound on Philips Highway to access Atlantic Boulevard will see a new road pattern.  Signs will be placed on Philips Highway informing […]

Traffic Signal Changes on Roosevelt at Park Street

Motorists on Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 17) at Park Street should prepare for a change in the traffic signal operation on Monday. The current signal allows continuous travel in the right two southbound lanes. The new signal will require all traffic to stop when the signal changes. Previously, when vehicles entered Roosevelt Boulevard from Park Street […]

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