Catholic Charities makes new treaty for Festival d’Vine

Catholic Charities’ annual Festival d’Vine has outgrown its San Marco Square venue and is putting down new roots on the Southbank. This year, the Nov. 3 wine-tasting fundraiser will be held under the shade of the neighborhood’s largest tree at Treaty Oak Park. The 9th Annual Festival D’vine will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 […]

Robinson fights cancer through volunteer efforts

By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News Valerie Robinson, 51, followed a path from Toronto to Manhattan then to Jacksonville, largely due to meeting her husband William, 67, a Jacksonville native, while on vacation in Key West. The couple met at the Margaritaville Bar at exactly 5 p.m. on May 19, 1995 – a date […]

L’Arche Harbor House: Building relationships, transforming lives

By Olga Bayer Resident Community News Located on a beautiful oak-laden campus in Arlington is a thriving community, fostered by love and born out of acceptance. L’Arche Harbor House, founded in 1985, provides a family-centered environment where core members — adult residents with intellectual disabilities — actively participate in the community and share their gifts […]

No wallflowers at the Senior Prom

Senior swag took over the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center last month at the city’s 30th Annual Senior Prom. The “Glitz & Glitter” theme helped shine a bright light on the local over-60 crowd, which hit the dance floor until 10 p.m. Organizers crowned a king and queen to act as yearlong ambassadors for […]

Financial Fitness 5K ignites local running community

Local runners took their mark and got set for the fall fitness season at the Financial Fitness 5K in San Marco. The race, which began at Fletcher Park at 8 a.m., benefitted the United Way initiative Real$ense and Family Foundations. The race also included two 30-minute yoga sessions from MBody Yoga in San Marco. A […]

Discovery Circle toasts to Ronald McDonald

The city’s aspiring young professionals came out to taste wine and pair with an unlikely combo- fast food favorites. The clever combinations of merlot and a double cheeseburger, pinot grigio and chicken nuggets, who knew? The night, titled ‘Fries With that Wine’ took place Sept. 13 at the Garden Club in Riverside, with support from […]

Merrymakers make SHINDIG place to be

Merrymakers make SHINDIG place to be

The Garden Club of Jacksonville was the place to be last month when local guests celebrated 20 years of The Sanctuary on 8th Street. The nonprofit organization’s annual fundraiser, SHINDIG, gathered hundreds of local guests. Biscottis, b the bakery and Bono’s catered the gathering, and Grandpa’s Cough Medicine supplied the music. Honorary chairs were Dr. […]

San Jose Lady Golfers Celebrate 50 Years

Lady golfers from all over the Southeast were invited to join in the celebration of a milestone, as the San Jose Country Club Ladies Golf Association Invitational tournament hit it’s 50th year. The group invited past winners and hailed to history with the Zambetti trophy presented to this year’s winner.