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Jewish women experience Israel on ‘momentous’ journey

Twenty local Jewish mothers participated in an exclusive “Momentum” journey to Israel June 26-July 3 in a partnership between the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. Among the women participating were Avondale resident Colleen Bell, medical director for behavioral health at the IM Sulzbacher Center, and Kimberly McDonough of Monclair, […]

Firefighters help relieve patient stress with new home theatre

Firefighters help relieve patient stress with new home theatre

Thanks to a retired Jacksonville firefighter and two-year volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville, guests at the local lodge can now enjoy family movie nights at a brand-new theatre on the campus. John Peavy, a 34-year veteran of the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters, got the idea during the renovation and expansion of Ronald […]

Riverkeeper releases report, claims ‘deep dredge is economically infeasible’

Within two weeks of unanimous approval by the JAXPORT Board of Directors to begin the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project, the St. Johns Riverkeeper released a new report by a leading international port and shipping expert who “finds the proposed dredging of the St. Johns River to be ‘economically infeasible.’” According to the report, Dr. Asaf […]

Visually impaired since birth, Murray Hill resident plays piano from the heart

In 1947, Jan Atchley Bevan was the smallest baby (at 1 lb. 8 oz.) ever born at St. Luke’s Hospital. Although she is visually impaired as a result of her premature birth, Bevan has never allowed her blindness to cloud her vision. Bevan’s family moved to Murray Hill when she was five years old, and […]

Geocaching a high-tech game of hide-and-seek in Historic Districts

Geocaching a high-tech game of hide-and-seek in Historic Districts

Jacklyn Cogburn of 5 Points remembers her first “find” in the parking lot of the Golden Corral on Normandy Boulevard. She and her fiancé Beau had just started dating. He’s a serious geocacher with over 500 finds. “We went to breakfast and he said there’s one in the parking lot, and we went out and […]

Parishioners preserve ‘saintly’ windows at local Catholic church

Parishioners preserve ‘saintly’ windows at local Catholic church

The four Gospel writers – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – together with Saints Peter, Paul, Jerome, Ambrose, Augustine, and Gregory are depicted beautifully in a series of stained glass windows – donated in 1941 by the Lester W. Foley family – at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Riverside. After three-quarters of a century, the […]

Murray Hill resident, artist makes her mark on neighborhood

Murray Hill resident, artist makes her mark on neighborhood

Murals and mosaics seem to be taking over Murray Hill. Between efforts by the Murray Hill Preservation Association and RouxArt, 15 buildings in the 100-year-old community are host to one type of art or the other, inside or outdoors. About the time MHPA board member Jason Tetlak threw out the first call-for-artist for Mural No. […]

Florida Blue supports Y’s Safety Around Water program with grant

Florida Blue supports Y’s Safety Around Water program with grant

YMCA of Florida’s First Coast was one of four statewide YMCA associations to receive a grant which will support the critical need of swim safety and drown prevention. Jacksonville-based Florida Blue donated $310,000 to provide free swim lessons and mobile aquatics programs for more than 5,000 children and families through the Y’s Safety Around Water […]