Friends gather to support Westside Community of Friends

Friends gather to support Westside Community of Friends

  The first annual Chops for Charity barbecue competition, organized by Chris Thomas of Paul Davis Restoration, drew more than 100 supporters of Ben’s Place, a Community of Friends, on Jan. 21 to taste ribs and chops and enjoy a pulled pork lunch, donated by Mission BBQ. Six barbecue teams (including five professional competition teams […]

Awards given at 42nd annual preservation meeting

Awards given at 42nd annual preservation meeting

There were many new faces at the annual Riverside Avondale Preservation meeting held Feb. 16 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, among them a new board chair, new executive director and new Riverside Arts Market team. Keith Holt, who took over as chair of the RAP Board of Directors last year, will continue […]

Forty years after first river cleanup, St. Johns River still ‘troubled waters’

Fifty years ago, Jacksonville dumped 15 million gallons of raw sewage and 90 million gallons of industrial waste into the St. Johns River – every day – and thought nothing of it. “If you fall in the St. Johns, you’ll die of pollution before you drown,” Gov. Claude Kirk was known to say. And he […]

Women’s Center announces community initiative to expand

Women’s Center announces community initiative to expand

Each year The Women’s Center of Jacksonville hosts an appreciation event to thank its major donors and sponsors for their ongoing support. Although the Choc-olate and Champagne Reception this year followed Valentine’s Day by a week, it was no less sweet to unveil a new community initiative and expansion plan. In October 2014, the Women’s […]

Tree canopy survey will help create a tree culture

Residents could get a better understanding of how many trees grow in Jacksonville if the City Council approves the funding for a comprehensive survey of the tree canopy. Last month the city Environmental Protection Board approved a $103,000 proposal from Greenscape and Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida for a citywide tree survey. The […]

FDOT begins I-10/Fuller Warren Bridge expansion project

It will be business as usual for the Riverside Arts Market during Phase I of the Florida Department of Transportation’s I-10/Fuller Warren Bridge expansion project, scheduled to begin around April 1. The $125 million project is in the design-build phase, according to Odette Struys, FDOT public information officer. She said it will begin this spring, […]

Renovations finished at Towers of Jacksonville

The renovations at The Towers of Jacksonville, a riverfront senior living facility located at 1400 E. LeBaron Ave. in San Marco, are finished and several dozen apartments are available to bless older residents on a fixed income. Built in 1972, the former Baptist Towers building, a riverfront high-rise adjacent to Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, was […]

Annual Red Rose Ball was ‘some enchanted evening’

Annual Red Rose Ball was  ‘some enchanted evening’

The 36th Annual Red Rose Ball, themed “Champagne in the Enchanted Garden,” was hosted by the St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation Feb. 3 at the Jacksonville Marriott at Southpoint. The enchanted evening of black tie and gowns featured a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing to music by The RiverTown Band, as well as a silent auction […]

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