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Riverside-based nonprofit to move downtown

The North Florida Land Trust, currently headquartered in a 101-year-old house on Gilmore Street, was given approval by the Downtown Investment Authority to make the historic Brewster Hospital on West Monroe Street its new headquarters. The land conservation nonprofit has run out of space in its 1,224-square-foot converted house in Riverside and seeks to lease […]

JTA cancels Riverside/Avondale Night Trolley

A year ago, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s board of directors agreed to give the Riverside Avondale Weekend Night Trolley a six-month extension, beginning Sept. 1, 2016. Eleven months later, the JTA has finally pulled the plug on the service which ran on the first Friday and Saturday of the month from 6 p.m. to 2 […]

Million dollar Lakeside bridge replacement out for bid

Million dollar Lakeside bridge replacement out for bid

Nearly two years ago, The Resident reported the bridge over an Ortega River inlet behind the Roosevelt Square Mall would be replaced beginning in early 2016. The cost at that time was estimated to be $700,000, an appropriation approved by City Council in May 2015. During the design process, the Public Works Department discovered the […]

Spark District loses One Spark festival to Sports District

The fifth annual One Spark Innovation Festival will be held at a new venue and during a new season this year. Traditionally a Downtown Jacksonville event held in the spring in what was named the Spark District, this year the festival will be held Oct. 6-7 at the U.S. Assure Club West at EverBank Field. […]

Pineapple Prince of Ortega

Pineapple Prince of Ortega

Sunny, warm, humid. No, it’s not a weather forecast for a typical North Florida summer.  Instead, it’s the atmospheric recipe for growing pineapples. While people and pets are wilting in the Jacksonville heat and humidity this summer, pineapples are thriving, and one Ortega man has a bumper crop. It all began 17 years ago when […]

Students get feel for ‘corporate vibe’ through Career Launcher

Students get feel for ‘corporate vibe’ through Career Launcher

They haven’t settled on a college or a major yet, but two students from The Episcopal School of Jacksonville have had a taste of what it’s like to work at a Fortune 500 company. Ana Timpke, 17, and Bond Magevney, 16, were part of a group of 18 students in Episcopal’s Career Launcher program, created […]

All Saints Episcopal youth give of self in second poorest Florida county

All Saints Episcopal youth give of self in second poorest Florida county

A group of 16 All Saints Episcopal Church youth and five adults spent five days of mission work, faith, and fun in Pahokee, Florida, the second poorest community in the United States. During that time, they lived at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palm Beach Gardens, and served at the Real Life Youth Ranch, a […]

Guatemala trip provides Bolles students opportunity for service, travel

Guatemala trip provides Bolles students opportunity for service, travel

A group of nine Bolles upper school students traveled to Guatemala in June as part of a new school service learning experience led by Bolles faculty, Erin DuChanois of Ortega Farms and Allison Chandler of San Marco. In addition to serving in two Guatemalan schools during their seven-day visit, students toured historical buildings, Mayan ruins, […]