The Women’s Center celebrates milestonesThe Women’s Center celebrates milestones

Patrons and proud supporters of the Women’s Center of Jacksonville celebrated 17 years of improving the lives of women. The evening was dedicated to the organization and also to the 92nd anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. The Women’s Center is the only community-based […]

Shircliff Society reaches new heights

The newly formed Shircliff Society, a young professionals arm of the St. Vincent’s Foundation, met for cocktails and connections last month at Aloft Hotel on Jacksonville’s Southside. The event included networking sessions, drinks and appetizers. The society meets monthly and is named after longtime resident and St. Vincent’s supporter, Robert “Bob” T. Shircliff. The 50+ […]

Art & Winefest a successful pairing

  The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 177, hosted a fundraiser last month for Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The event, Art & Winefest 2012, was held at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Ballroom in late-July. Culinary representatives from many local restaurants were on hand to share their creations. Guests sampled wines from around the world and […]

Labor Day: Neighborhood a historic job center

Labor Day: Neighborhood a historic job center

  By Susanna P. Barton – Resident Community News – September is time to celebrate fall and get back into summer mode with the long Labor Day weekend. On the first Monday of September, residents show their appreciation for their jobs and life’s daily grind by stepping away from them — perhaps with a getaway […]

The Way We Were: Thema Brown

By Victoria Register-Freeman Resident Community News In her almost 50 years working in the Historic District, Thelma Brown drove school carpool even though she didn’t own a car. She used her employers’ cars.  When she began working in the District in 1968, she herself took four buses a day to get to and from her […]

Eat. Critique. Repeat.

Get your blue on at The Blue Fish in Avondale Contrary to popular diet beliefs, food and the color blue do mix, especially at The Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar at 3551 Saint Johns Avenue in Avondale. A quartet of diners put it to the test on a Sunday evening and gave high marks […]

St. Vincent’s expects first transcatheter aortic valve replacement this fall

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside has been selected by Edwards Lifesciences to be the first hospital in the region to offer patients transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) therapy. There are only 13 other hospitals in the state of Florida offering this life-saving technology. The neighborhood hospital anticipates performing its first TAVR procedure in September, according […]

Neighborhood’s musical gem launches 2012-2013 season

Riverside Fine Arts, a neighborhood concert presenter that has attracted some of the world’s top musical performers to Jacksonville in recent years, has released news of its 2012-2013 season. This year’s concert series is an eclectic mix of performers including the New Directions Veterans Choir and Elisabeth Von Trapp — of “Sound of Music fame.” […]