Wall of Hope unveiled at Gallery 1037

Wall of Hope unveiled at Gallery 1037

Reddi-Arts and Gallery 1037 kicked off the January/February show “Wall of Hope” with a reception late last month. The show, in conjunction with the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, features artwork by cancer patients, their families, friends, staff and artists, as well as busts by Riverside sculptor Cliff Leonard. The University of Florida Proton […]

Scotch, Cigars and Football

Mark Lamping, president of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was the guest speaker at the 2nd Annual JFCS Men’s Event held at Epping Forest on Jan. 17. Guests enjoyed samplings of scotch and other libations, cigars and a wonderful meal. Net proceeds benefit the programs of Jewish Family & Community Services, a full-service social service agency, that […]

Sporting events raise money for cystic fibrosis

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of North Florida (CFF) hosted two major sporting events – the 65 Roses Golf Classic (sponsored by PlaidParty.com and W.W. Gay) and the 11th Annual Oldest City*Red Trout Classic (presented by PSS World Medical) – raising more than $160,000 for the Foundation in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Autism community fundraiser a huge success

HEAL, a local nonprofit for autistic children and their families, won big recently when a two-day gala and golf event raised over $143,000 for the autism community living across northeast Florida. “HEAL does such wonderful work in our local community that benefits so many people,” said Alan Pickert, St. Nicholas resident and current president of […]

Piranhas Swim Team at Good Shepherd Pool

By Caren Burmeister Resident Community News The roar of laughter and splashing water now echoes from the walls enclosing the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd pool. A few years ago, the pool at 1100 Stockton St. nearly shut down. But it’s been an oasis of activity since the Piranhas Swim Team came on board […]

Area fifth graders attend Lewis & Clark performance

Over 1500 fifth graders, teachers and chaperones from area schools attended one of three historic interpreters’ performances of Lewis and Clark last month, sponsored by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. Two fifth graders from area schools, Andrea Reyes, Stockton Elementary School, and Alice Creed, Riverside Presbyterian Day School, were among several […]

Area student named semifinalist in Science Talent Search 2012

The Society for Science and the Public named Atlantic Beach resident Alex Forsyth (class of 2013) as a 2013 semifinalist in the Science Talent Search for his work done in 2012.  As the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search brings together the best and brightest young scientific minds […]

Student art a success in contest

The National PTA Reflections Program at Hendricks Avenue Elementary was very successful with these students submitting works of art in six different art categories—dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts— to express their interpretation of the 2012-2013 theme “The Magic of a Moment”. The entries were judged by staff from The […]