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30th Annual Haunted House Draws Crowds

30th Annual Haunted House Draws Crowds

When the next generation eagerly anticipates that which scared their own parents half to death, you know you have a great Halloween tradition. A scant three hours before the first tour this year on the 30th anniversary, the Van Cleve and Weldon families were still in the process of creating the haunted maze, but they […]

Disabled child’s wheelchair/stroller found

On Nov. 6, the JSO reported that the wheelchair had been found in the area, hidden behind dumpsters at a house undergoing renovations. Grand Theft – Child’s Wheelchair – Avondale area – Please share. On Friday, October 31, 2014 police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Hollywood Avenue reference a theft. Investigation revealed at […]

Willowbranch Library updates blog is live

For the latest news about the Willowbranch Library repair project, the Jacksonville Public Library has provided a blog to keep residents informed. www.WillowbranchLibraryUpdates.wordpress.com If you have photos or information to share, please send it directly to Kathy Lussier, [email protected]  

Community Meeting Notice: Willow Branch Library

Willowbranch Branch Library water intrusion repair project update WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 6 pm WHERE: Riverside Avenue Christian Church 2841 Riverside Avenue between Cherry St. and Mallory St. Neighbors are invited to hear an update from the City of Jacksonville Public Works Department regarding the ongoing issues with water intrusion and the steps they are […]

Memorial Park Oktoberfest 2014

Despite a somewhat soggy start on Friday night, Memorial Park was transformed for two days into a German beer hall with traditional Oktoberfest beer, food and live music, creating an authentic Bavarian experience. Guests enjoyed traditional Oktoberfest songs, yodeling, slap-dancing and more by the Swinging Bavarians. Sponsored by the Memorial Park Association as a fundraiser […]

A ‘bear’ run in Lakeshore

A ‘bear’ run in Lakeshore

Bears were everywhere at the Lakeshore Woman’s Club, and Jeannie Blaylock, Buddy Check 12 Jacksonville spokesperson, was there to accept 355 bears of all shapes, sizes and colors on behalf of Buddy Bear 2014. The campaign to collect bears for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy was launched on Oct. 1 and the Lakeshore Woman’s Club was […]

Pumpkin brigade welcomes fall by truckload

Pumpkin brigade welcomes fall by truckload

Ortega United Methodist Church members of all ages pitched in to unload more than 43,000 pounds of pumpkins from New Mexico. The youth group will sell these, along with a second full trailer-load of pumpkins, throughout October to raise funds for youth missions. “This is our largest fundraiser to benefit the youth at the church,” […]

A book can take you anywhere

A book can take you anywhere

Girl Scout Cadette Callie Sellers has always loved reading and books. In her mind, “a book can take you anywhere.” Since she was a young Scout, Sellers had concerns about homeless and other children in need having the same access to books as she did. She wanted them to experience how happy books and reading […]

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