The Way We Were: Clark and Rosalee Bryan Connor with Natalie Bryan

The Way We Were: Clark and Rosalee Bryan Connor with Natalie Bryan

On the ninth day of every month, Clark and Rosalee Connor of Ortega hurry to be the first to wish the other a “Happy Anniversary.” The Connors will celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2017, remaining very much in love since they day they met in 1963. Described as “unfailingly loving and affectionate […]

Former Sanctuary on 8th Street student has bright future ahead

Former Sanctuary on 8th Street student has bright future ahead

Once a struggling student, a Jacksonville youth, who was helped by a local program for at-risk kids, is now on the path to success. Seventeen-year-old Ky-mani Bell was just seven years old when he began attending the after-school program at Springfield’s Sanctuary on 8th Street. Later, he was enrolled in the Sanctuary’s homeschool program. “I […]

Genes play out for junior golfer

Genes play out for junior golfer

On the morning of Dec. 21, 2016, 13-year-old Carter Cummings said he woke up thinking, “Maybe I’ll hit a hole in one today!” It turns out that his waking thought wasn’t just a pipe dream. Later that day, Cummings and Bolles’ School seventh grade classmates Miller Lockwood and Will Moore were playing a round at […]

Two local students winners in essay contest

Two local students winners in essay contest

The annual two-day presentation held Jan. 17-18 at the Main Library for nearly 1,600 Duval County fifth graders was also an opportunity to sharpen pencils and write essays about the historical speaker. This year two of the eight essay winners included Madeleine Wilkins of St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School and Blythe Benton from John Stockton […]

Bolles/HAE students among winners in essay contest

Bolles/HAE students among winners in essay contest

The annual two-day presentation held Jan. 17-18 at the Main Library for nearly 1,600 Duval County fifth graders was also an opportunity to sharpen pencils and write essays about the historical speaker. This year two of the eight essay winners included Emma C. Lee from Hendricks Avenue Elementary School and Isabel Bassin from The Bolles […]

For the love of laughter

For the love of laughter

Barbara Anderson of San Marco loves to make people laugh. For her it is not just a hobby or a pleasant thing to do, it’s her passion. Anderson joined Gator Clowns in 1998 to provide an outlet for her mirth-making. Gator Clowns of Jacksonville is the oldest, active Clown Alley in North America, according to […]

In Memoriam – Louise E. Trower Carlucci McCreight – April 5, 1928 – January 10, 2017

A purple ribbon is tied to the Whatley Park “wishing tree” that Louise Trower Carlucci McCreight’s sons planted in her honor last April. Below, near the base of a bronze plaque commemorating their mother is a small yellow Solo cup filled with purple daisies – a simple heartfelt memorial to the woman who lived nearby […]

San Marco merchants consider lunchtime trolley service

Jacksonville Transit Authority officials shared some specifics of what it would take to bring a lunchtime trolley to San Marco during a meeting of the San Marco Merchant’s Association Jan. 18. JTA’s Carl Weckenmann, senior manager of Systems Planning, and Lisa Darnell, vice president of transit operations, were invited to address SMMA at its meeting […]

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