Southbank’s littlest Jags ‘all in’ on Fridays

Southbank’s littlest Jags  ‘all in’ on Fridays

Children attending Chappell Child Development Centers across Jacksonville — including the Southbank center shown in the photos — don their teal each game day Friday in support of the home team. Last month students at the Southbank center showed their Jags pride alongside staff and assistants.

70 years for Hendricks Elementary School

70 years for Hendricks  Elementary School

October marks 70 years of Hendricks Elementary School and local community leaders are coming together for a celebration. Friends of Hendricks, a local nonprofit helping generate private funds for the neighborhood school, is planning a special flag-raising ceremony at the campus on Oct. 5. The event, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will include the presentation […]

New Bolles Head of School moves into San Marco

By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News Brian Johnson and his wife Cindy were looking for a neighborhood with a sense of community and place that was convenient to the Bartram, San Jose and Ponte Vedra campuses of The Bolles School, where Brian recently was hired as head of school. They found it in San […]

Southside United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch adds up for youth

By Olga Bayer Resident Community News The vernal equinox may signal the official transition from summer to fall, but nothing puts us in the mood for autumn fun and festivities quite like the Pumpkin Patch. When the north lawn or “point” of Southside United Methodist Church transforms into a sea of orange, families come out […]

Breast cancer patients’ best medicine –Friends, family, community

By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News As critical to a breast cancer patient’s treatment and recovery, is the commitment and support of a passionate team of health care providers, family, friends and caring strangers. Bonnie Verlander, Helen Ghezai Miller and Gail Gibson are deeply, forever grateful to those who stood beside them through their […]

Students Who Care essay contest

Oct. 30 — That’s the deadline for local students to submit their essays to First Coast Oncology. The Fourth Annual First Coast Oncology Students Who Care Essay Contest focuses on the power of “doing good.” Contest organizers ask high school students to write essays about “doing good” and how that affects them and those around […]

Komen North FL Race for the Cure

Oct. 20 — The 18th Annual Susan G. Komen North Florida Race for the Cure includes a 5K race that begins at 9 a.m. and a 2K fun run and walk which begins at 9:45 a.m. The festivities will be at Metropolitan Park. For more information, visit

Victory in Pink

Oct. 20 — Celebration of women who have fought breast cancer is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Johns Town Center (between Pottery Barn Kids and Ted’s Montana Grill). Activities include free samplings from Ted’s Montana Grill and Smoothie King, massages from Natural Body Spa and Shop, breast cancer survivor fashion shows and […]