Neighborhood News

Jewish book festival turns a page in San Jose

The 16th Annual Jewish Community Alliance Jewish Book Festival will be held at the JCA’s San Jose campus this month. Organizers said many outstanding authors will be in town for the event, discussing a diverse selection of books that have “something for everyone.” The literary event begins on Nov. 1 with a talk by Rabbi […]

Friends, neighbors step up to help struggling family

Avondale mother thankful for community support in wake of daughter’s illness By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News Michelle Smith became a widower 12 years ago, but is facing one of the biggest hurdles of her life this fall. Smith, an Avondale contract nurse and mother of three, received news in early October that her […]

Forever Fit 50 & Beyond: Jacksonville Senior Games

The clay courts at Avondale’s Boone Park served as the venue for the singles and doubles tennis matches of The Forever Fit 50 & Beyond: Jacksonville Senior Games on Oct. 6. Although turnout was disappointingly light and many entrants won by default, the tennis competition rounded off a week of events at other locations including […]

The quest for love: A hometown love story

By April Young Resident Community News “Those that go searching for love, only manifest their own lovelessness. And the loveless never find love, only the loving find love. And they never have to seek for it.” – D. H. Lawrence Many of us have heard the old English adage, “Good things come to those who […]

Sam Paterson visits Daughters of the Confederate

Members of the Martha Reid Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederate met Oct. 20 for their October meeting. The guest speaker was Sam Paterson from Douglas, GA, who is a brother of member Becky Bathen. Paterson is an avid collector of War Between the States weapons and has many to prove it. He brought […]

Garden club, Haskell to host talk from top nature photographer

One of Florida’s premier nature photographers, John Moran, will speak and show a selection of his photographs on Nov. 13. The event is free, and will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Jacksonville Downtown Library’s Hicks Auditorium. Moran has spent 30 years photographing the natural beauty that is Florida and, in so […]

Empty Bowls event to benefit Second Harvest

The 28th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon to benefit Second Harvest North Florida is set for Nov. 13 at noon at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Bank of America is the presenting sponsor and this year’s theme is “Take the Pledge to End Hunger One Bowl at a Time.” “Empty Bowls allows us to combine the […]

Bible study group takes ministry to park, riverfront

A weekly Bible study group from Riverside Park United Methodist Church took God’s work to the riverfront last month. A group of 12 church worshippers picked up trash along the Haskell Co. riverfront on a Sunday afternoon in late September. Group member Tina Parke explained how they wanted to move their ministry outside of the […]