Camp Corky perseveres despite rain

Charles “Corky” Rogers, who has coached high school football for 41 years including alma mater R.E. Lee High School, conducted his 23rd annual football camp at The Bolles School last month, despite very rainy days. Campers at the week-long football camp lined up on the last day to get Coach Rogers to autograph their camp […]

I Love Dulce! – a situation comedy

Icon of dance defies description By Peggy Harrell Jennings Resident Community News A conversation with Dulce Anaya of St. Nicholas is a street festival in Havana. Anaya’s expressive inflections enhance her adorable accent. Her reflections are a rollicking journey through history in no sequential order, embellished with anecdotes of famous dancers such as Margot Fonteyn, […]

Sid Gefen

By Laura Jane Pittman Resident Community News Sid Gefen is a bundle of energy. At 93, his health can often be frustrating, but it doesn’t slow down his enthusiasm, drive, and dedication to help better the city he has called home for 72 years. Gefen is still a sought-after, popular leader and advocate who excelled […]

Beth Berry & Therapy Dog Emma Louisa

By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News Beth Berry, 50, and her fawn-colored Chihuahua Emma Louisa, 11, of the San Jose area make an eye-catching pair whether they are attending obedience competitions nationwide or volunteering as a pet therapy team for patients of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Berry began Emma’s basic puppy training at […]

Exciting new activity park waits for Overland Bridge project completion

By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News The groundwork is being laid now for a park that may not welcome its first visitor until 2016 or later. The proposed site for an activity park is currently being used as a lay-down area for construction of the Overland Bridge project, which is not schedule for completion […]

Boyer fulfilling “busy woman” adage

Councilwoman takes on huge new task fraught with issues By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News Halfway into her four-year term, and coming off a two-week council break that included a lot of homework – District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer, is ready to tackle some very weighty issues, beginning with a new appointment. Shortly after […]

Sheriff’s wish list – Remove unfunded pension liability

City needs to deal with “elephant in the room” By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News When it comes to your wish list of city spending, where you put your financial priorities is directly related to what you believe is the number one function of local government. In the case of the current budget battle, […]

Interest in historic neighborhoods spurs change

NEFAR’s budget shifts from Downtown Council to Historic Area Council By Lorrie DeFrank Resident Community News As more people are moving into attractive neighborhoods close to downtown Jacksonville, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) has revived its Historic Area Council to support members and others involved in selling and revitalizing homes in areas that […]