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Annual Oyster Roast turnout evidence of great Riverkeeper support

Annual Oyster Roast turnout evidence of great Riverkeeper support

The weather couldn’t have been better for the St. Johns Riverkeeper’s annual Oyster Roast, known for being one of the best parties of the year and drawing guests from all over Northeast Florida.  As it is each year, the Nov. 17 event was held at the Garden Club of Jacksonville in Riverside, where Fisherman’s Dock served […]

Library Gala celebrates programs, awards and supportive patrons

Library Gala celebrates programs, awards and supportive patrons

Proving that libraries are more than repositories of books, the Jacksonville Public Library’s programming contributed to many of the reasons why it bested 800 other Florida libraries to become 2017 Library of the Year. Supporters of the award-winning public library celebrated the honor at a cocktail reception Nov. 9 in the Makerspace at the Main […]

Fine wines, great music highlight annual Red, White and Blues

Fine wines, great music highlight annual Red, White and Blues

Supporters of  the North Florida School of Special Education enjoyed another fine fundraising event, the 8th annual Red, White and Blues, Nov. 18 at the riverfront estate of Gary McCalla, who has hosted the annual food and wine event at his home many times and continues to show commendable dedication to the school’s mission. The […]

25th Anniversary Gala is pure silver for River Garden Foundation

25th Anniversary Gala is pure silver for River Garden Foundation

Shimmer & Stars was the theme for the River Garden Foundation’s Silver Anniversary Gala, held Nov. 18 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. The black-tie evening honored Barbara Parker, who co-chaired the Foundation’s first gala in 1993 and chaired two additional galas, and recognized 25 years of Gala Chairs. It also featured luscious […]

MDA celebrates year of progress, promise at Toast to Life

MDA celebrates year of progress, promise at Toast to Life

The annual MDA Toast to Life Gala, co-chaired by Elaine Ashourian and Randall Whitfield of Ash Properties, featured food, fun and music by Chris Thomas Band – an evening guaranteed to raise funds to send children with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) to summer camp, the highlight of their summer. Held at the Sawgrass Marriott Oct.6, guests […]

Families find hope, help at Red Shield Lodge

Families find hope, help at Red Shield Lodge

The Salvation Army of North Florida celebrated its fourth annual Red Shield Ball at the Adam W. Herbert University Center at UNF, Oct. 14, with live music, dancing, an elegant seated dinner, and live and silent auctions. This year’s honorary chairs for the sold-out gala, which raised over $200,000, were Michael Ward and Jennifer Glock. […]

Lamping honored at annual Miracles Gala for JDRF

Lamping honored at annual Miracles Gala for JDRF

With a nod to the Jaguars’ signature teal, “Into the Blue,” the 17th annual Miracles Gala to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was held Oct. 14 at the Sawgrass Marriott. Mark Lamping, president of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was presented with the JDRF Living and Giving Award by the JDRF North Florida Chapter for […]

Shindig shines for Sanctuary’s 25th

Shindig shines for Sanctuary’s 25th

The 25th Annual Sanctuary Shindig could not have had a more appropriate theme – Keep Shining – held 10 days after Hurricane Irma darkened the skies. Over 200 attended the casual evening of music by Junco Royals, and food by Bono’s and Pastiche Catering. New products from Pallets With a Purpose, and an auction, including […]