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Rat Pack-era celebrated at ElderSource gala

Rat Pack-era celebrated at ElderSource gala

“A Night with the Stars” was the theme of the recent gala that gathers supporters of ElderSource and Friends of ElderSource. The nonprofit acts as a resource for those living with age-related difficulties and disabilities, many requiring assistance and ‘hands-on’ help. With the goal to empower individuals to live independent, dignified lives, the agency supports […]

Local financial firm supports childhood cancer initiatives

Local financial firm supports childhood cancer initiatives

When tasked with taking lemons and making lemonade, patrons were happy to oblige the request at the Lemon Ball, a recent fundraiser to help battle childhood cancer. The efforts and monies raised on behalf of Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a nonprofit dedicated to funding research, delivering financial assistance and relief of side effects of treatments in […]

‘A Night in Old Havana’ brings out McGala guests

‘A Night in Old Havana’  brings out McGala guests

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville was celebrated by 500 supporters and community patrons May 20 in “Old Havana” style at the 2017 McGala, complete with antique automobiles, a cigar rolling station, bongo music and a mojito bar. Held at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, the evening included a delicious dinner, […]

Waterfront home is perfect vista for Under-the-Sea River Hops event

Waterfront home is perfect vista for Under-the-Sea River Hops event

The spacious riverfront home of Granada residents Mike and Elaine Ashourian once again provided the perfect venue for the 8th Annual RiverHops fundraiser for the North Florida School of Special Education. Delicious cocktails and a gourmet pairings dinner were on tap as guests milled around the pool overlooking a setting sun and the St. Johns […]

Cultural Council holds annual awards event at Glass Factory

Cultural Council holds annual awards event at Glass Factory

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville hosted its 41st Annual Arts Awards May 6 at the historic Glass Factory, built in 1936 by Henry Klutho, The awards event honored Christopher Lazzara (Robert Arleigh White Award for Advocacy); Riverside resident Mark McCombs (Art Innovator Award); Murray Hill resident Dustin Harewood (Art Educator Award); PNC Bank (Business […]

Things come up rosy for Pine Castle at 5th annual Derby Day event

Things come up rosy for Pine Castle at 5th annual Derby Day event

The horse, Always Dreaming, was not the only winner on Kentucky Derby Day. Pine Castle raised $88,000 during the 5th Annual Run for the Roses Derby Day Soiree at Deerwood Country Club May 6. After sipping on mint juleps and looking over the silent auction items, donors placed their wagers before the 143rd running of […]

New York flair brought to Gabriel House of Care gala

New York flair brought to Gabriel House of Care gala

There were countless grateful guests present at the Gabriel House of Care’s annual gala at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse April 8. This year’s theme, Central Park After Dark, was supported by Honorary Chairs Jorge and Leslie Bacardi along with hundreds of event attendees.  The Bacardi Corporation stepped up for the title sponsorship alongside A Care […]

Cummer Ball Celebrates the Permanent Collection

Cummer Ball Celebrates the Permanent Collection

It was an evening fit for a garden party and soiree, as patrons participated in fun and fanfare along the St. Johns River in the enchanted Cummer gardens. Complete with outstanding weather and tremendous turnout, the festivities included a bagpipe performance. This year’s ball paid respects to the countless works in the Permanent Collection at […]