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Circles Social Datebook & Charity Register Volume 3 Hits Newsstands

Circles Social Datebook & Charity Register Volume 3 Hits Newsstands

Guests at the 2017 National Philanthropy Day luncheon eagerly opened their copies of the third annual Circles Social Datebook & Charity Register, published by The Resident Community News Group. First premiered at the luncheon in…

Military’s ‘lost’ honored with new chapel, plans for memorial museum

Military’s ‘lost’ honored with new chapel, plans for memorial museum

The Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial will begin taking shape in the coming months with the restoration and dedication of the chapel, a static display of aircraft and a museum. That’s just Phase 1 of the…

San Marco residents still grappling with hurricane aftermath

San Marco residents still grappling with hurricane aftermath

In the first 22 days of the recovery effort after Hurricane Irma, the City of Jacksonville collected 900 cubic yards of tree debris. That is more than all of what was collected after Hurricane Matthew…

Library Foundation to celebrate state award

Library Foundation to celebrate state award

Contrary to “digital” belief, libraries are not dead. Nor are their supporters. Long before the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation was founded in 1986, the nonprofit Friends of the Jacksonville Library was established in June 1955.…

Memorial park statue honored by WWI Centennial Commission

Memorial park statue honored by WWI Centennial Commission

The bronze sculpture, “Spiritualized Life,” located in Memorial Park has been officially designated as a “World War I Centennial Memorial” by The United States World War One Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum &…

Groundbreaking celebrated at Hope Lodge, Mayo Clinic Campus

Groundbreaking celebrated at Hope Lodge, Mayo Clinic Campus

With the ceremonial lift of the shovel, the American Cancer Society broke ground Oct. 23 for the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge, a $19.6 million facility which will offer free lodging for patients…

Brooklyn Road Diet recommendations include roundabout

Brooklyn Road Diet recommendations include roundabout

Consultants working on a plan to make Riverside Avenue through the Brooklyn area more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly gave their final recommendations to the Downtown Investment Authority Board of Directors Sept. 21. With the goal of…

Irma’s impact not over for unforeseeable future

Irma’s impact not over for unforeseeable future

Boyer calls immediate response good. The numbers are still being tallied but one thing is certain: Hurricane Irma has given San Marco a lot to think about. The historic storm that sent the St. Johns…

New multi-family housing gets DIA ‘thumbs up’

New multi-family housing gets DIA ‘thumbs up’

City Council approval needed for REV Grant What began as a five-story, 50-unit urban-style apartment building has tripled in size in 18 months. When the plans were submitted to the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB)…

Irma delivered a staggering blow, epic wind and flood waters shock residents

Irma delivered a staggering blow, epic wind and flood waters shock residents

“Still getting pounded hard with roaring winds barreling at us off the river. The pressure is intense. The St. Johns is in my lower yard like an angry ocean. Dock is gone next door. Lots…

San Marco community comes together in wake of hurricane disaster

San Marco community comes together in wake of hurricane disaster

San Marco merchants are beginning to see the silver lining, even the hint of a rainbow, as the Hurricane Irma recovery effort turns into an experience in community building. It was evident as people gathered…

Proposed landmark home addition requires approval

Proposed landmark home addition requires approval

Neighbors worry about setting precedents The owner of a landmark home on Challen Avenue is seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission, but some nearby residents aren’t very happy about the…

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