Back by popular demand: casino night at St. Matthew’s

St. Matthew’s Catholic School (Blanding Boulevard) will hold a casino night fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 9 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Schiavone Parish Hall. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the school for educational and technology enhancements. Call the school office at (904) 387-4401 for tickets.

A good deed for dogs

Abby Beaver of San Marco made a flyer to raise money for The Humane Society: “I am 9 years old. I am trying to help save dogs lives. I have loved animals ever since I was born. I need help raising some money. It is my dream. You can help by donating any amount of […]

Cathedral Arts Project students see and hear the arts at The Cummer

Students of the Cathedral Arts Project had an exciting afternoon and early evening last month at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, viewing the Lobby for the Arts traveling exhibit, Jim Draper’s Feast of Flowers, and other parts of the museum before settling down to listen to performances by the Ritz Chamber Players and […]

Stockton fourth grader wins tennis assembly

Wallace Grissett, a fourth grader at John Stockton Elementary, took home first place in a Duval County Public Schools’ district-wide writing contest, answering the question “How does tennis make you a healthy person?” The prize included a tennis assembly at the school on Jan. 29 featuring five of the U.S. Davis Cup Men’s Tennis Team. […]

Adkins named Teacher of the Year semi-finalist

Central Riverside Elementary School’s Stacey Adkins was one of 15 outstanding teachers named as semi-finalists for the 2013 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year. These 15 go on to the next selection round of five finalists and then a winner will be named at the EDDY Awards on Mar. 14 at the Times-Union […]

2nd Annual Photo Jax – exceeding expectations again

2nd Annual Photo Jax – exceeding expectations again

There was something for everyone at the second annual PHOTOJAX festival and exhibition this year. From students to patrons, fans of local photographic art spent an eye-popping four days browsing through photography exhibits, watching Instagram projections and attending parties. Venues at this year’s festival included MOCA Jacksonville, the Florida Mining Gallery, Gallery 725, and the […]

Former home of Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont celebrates silver

Former home of Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont celebrates silver

Epping Forest Yacht Club, the former home of Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont, is celebrating 25 years as one of the most prestigious private clubs in the south. On Saturday, Mar. 16, members and guests will celebrate this silver anniversary at a Casino Royale party in the historic mansion. The Mansion, constructed in the […]

Re-consecration Shabbat to be held near Valentine’s Day

Re-consecration Shabbat to  be held near Valentine’s Day

According to Jewish tradition, it is the people’s duty to celebrate with the bride and groom, but at Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Temple), the celebration doesn’t stop at the wedding. Eighty-four couples will be honored at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, as Temple celebrates Marriage Re-consecration Shabbat. This year the continuum of couples celebrating […]