Laura Crum McLaughlin

By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News When a friend invited her to an Uptown Civitan Club meeting, Laura McLaughlin, an energetic, engaging 60-something years young, had long been involved with community service organizations. A realtor with Norville Realty and 20-year Avondale resident, McLaughlin is also a longtime community volunteer with a belief in service […]

JAX2025 says 67% are “satisfied” with the city

By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News The beach, the weather and the rivers as “things we like” dominated the word cloud presented to a cross-section of city residents at the first JAX2025 “visioneering” event last month at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. And, residents from Ortega/Murray Hill/ Riverside/Avondale and San Marco/San Jose/St. Nicholas dominated […]

Councilwoman Boyer seeks to revise PUD process

Recommendations benefit developers with more detailed plans By Steve DiMattia Resident Community News Lori Boyer is on a mission to streamline the planned unit development process, making it more efficient for developers and more user friendly for citizens. The District 5 Councilwoman, informed by two years as a member and current chair of the Land […]

Vincent Walker

By Laura Jane Pittman Resident Community News   If you have anything to do with hunting, or are a gun aficionado, you may already know Vince Walker. He is the “go-to” gun guy at Curry Thomas Hardware, holding court three days a week while he gunsmiths. Well, that’s what he claims to be doing anyway. […]

Violet Coleman Parker

Violet Coleman Parker is a Historic District dweller who embraces the challenge of change. Born at home in 1924, Parker and her five brothers and sisters lived upstairs above their father’s Riverside grocery store until William Coleman lost his store in the years just prior to the Depression. In 1928 the Coleman family moved into […]

Fly Fishing: Principle Number 2

Years ago the Federation of Fly Fishers’ dedicated fly casters set forth five principles for a good fly cast. They determined that many casters would have different styles of casting but in order to make a good cast they all will incorporate these five principles. Last month we covered the first principle, which was to […]

High Speed Trolling

February marks a time when weather patterns can be unpredictable. Low pressure and cold fronts push through, creating wet conditions for several days, followed by high pressure and high winds. These conditions, along with dense fog, are common during this time of the year making it difficult to safely make the long 60+ mile run […]



SLOW: Marking Time in Photography and Film premiered Jan. 26 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and runs through Apr. 7. The exhibition features the works of seven American and European artists who explore the questions of time and duration through photography, film and video.