Equal Justice honorees celebrated by JALA

Equal Justice honorees celebrated by JALA

Jacksonville’s legal community was out in full force when Jacksonville Area Legal Aid hosted its 19th Annual Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Awards Celebration at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel Sept. 20. During a VIP reception, the attorneys had the opportunity to rub shoulders with the evening’s keynote speaker, Piper Kerman, author of the memoir, “Orange […]

Patrons rallied for survivors, loved ones at Cowford Ball

Patrons rallied for survivors, loved ones at Cowford Ball

The American Cancer Society’s annual Cowford Ball took up the theme “Party ‘Til the Cows Come Home” and patrons danced the night away at the Glass Factory Sept. 29 to one of the best dance bands in the country, Soul Survivors, from Miami. If dancing wasn’t enough activity, guests took the (mechanical) bull by the […]

Animal lovers’ generosity benefits veterinary medical fund

Animal lovers’ generosity benefits veterinary medical fund

Chaired by Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell and his wife, Joelle, the 20th Annual Toast to the Animals gave Jacksonville’s animal lovers a chance to sample some of the best cuisine the First Coast has to offer, while supporting the Jacksonville Humane Society. The Sept. 22 event, held at TIAA Bank Field’s US Assure […]

Must-attend benefit another culinary crowd-pleaser

Must-attend benefit another culinary crowd-pleaser

Over 450 connoisseurs of gourmet food and fine wine – and supporters of St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation – enjoyed two days of fine wine and delectable dining during the 17th Annual Delicious Destinations Sept. 7-8 at The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. The five-star culinary experience and fundraiser brought top chefs from around the country, […]

University Boulevard crosswalk to be installed near Lakewood shops

University Boulevard crosswalk to be installed near Lakewood shops

For pedestrians and bicyclists hoping to cross busy University Boulevard near the shops in Lakewood, soon it will be safer and easier. The City of Jacksonville has signed a construction agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to build a new crosswalk approximately halfway between Stanford Road and Auburn Road. The City had to […]

New residential tower on Southbank one step closer to development

New residential tower on Southbank one step closer to development

It was two years ago this month the City of Jacksonville’s Downtown Development Review Board first reviewed conceptual plans for a 250-unit apartment tower to be developed on the Southbank by Ventures Development Group. The plans, however, did not sit well with adjacent property owners Baptist Health and GV-IP Jacksonville Owner LLC, which owns the […]

Men wear pink to raise funds, show support in fight against breast cancer

Men wear pink to raise funds, show support in fight against breast cancer

The third annual Real Men Wear Pink campaign enlisted 34 men – from CEOs and business owners, to attorneys, chefs and the leader of a popular swing band – to support the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Jacksonville. The men were challenged to raise $90,000 this year and had already raised […]

Good community turnout for Murray Hill Park clean-up day

Good community turnout for Murray Hill Park clean-up day

Neighborhoods are joining hands to help put Murray Hill Park back in good shape for the next baseball season. A community clean-up day held Sept. 15 at the park and ballfields on Kingsbury Street in Murray Hill saw 32 residents from the neighborhood as well as Riverside and Avondale come out to clean up trash, […]

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