Dedication, performance — a true patriotic treat

Dedication, performance — a true patriotic treat

As the sound of patriotism bellowed through the twilight, locals were treated to the sound of horns, woodwinds, drums and songs dedicated to the American tradition. The special evening was hosted by the Memorial Park Association alongside the Navy Band Southeast on the eve of Veteran’s Day in Riverside’s Memorial Park.   As the band […]

Annual gingerbread display doesn’t disappoint

Annual gingerbread display doesn’t disappoint

The builders and sponsors of more than 30 gingerbread creations for the 13th annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza hosted by the Jacksonville Historical Society were honored at a preview party on Dec. 2 at Old St. Andrew’s Church. The houses are on display from now through Dec. 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. […]

Giving back when others often just give up

Giving back when others often just give up

Traditionally viewed as that time of life when the rocking chair was pretty much all that a retiree looked forward to, now – thanks to better health and greater opportunities – more and more seniors are out the door and on the go. When they are “seniors on a mission” it’s even better – for […]

Bleeding kindness for kids and community

Bleeding kindness for  kids and community

Kind, committed and hardworking – qualities that describe both a bus driver and a blood donor, who just happens to be one and the same: Harold Green. Green, 74, has driven a school bus from pick up locations in Ponte Vedra Beach to the Bolles School Bartram Campus and back for the past nine years. […]

Lee Mercier

Lee Mercier

Lee Mercier remembers how hard his father worked as a General Electric Plant employee when he was growing up in Trenton, New Jersey. He also remembers his father volunteering to serve on the board of an orphanage, where Mercier attended Christmas parties for children who looked sad despite their gifts. Later, he learned that those […]

Marianne Ferlisi Jordan

Marianne Ferlisi Jordan

Marianne Jordan, 76, has always lived in the St. Nicholas area because of its proximity to Assumption Catholic, her family’s church, and its school. In the 1970s her three children could walk from their home on Tiber Street to Assumption Catholic elementary and middle school. Later they attended Bishop Kenny High School. Jordan takes great […]

Mock trial team scores in national competition

Mock trial team scores in national competition

Described as “one of the strongest teams Bolles has ever fielded,” the Bolles Mock Trial Team received high marks during the Oct. 10 Bulldog Invitational High School Mock Trial Tournament at Yale University. Bolles defeated some of the strongest mock trial teams in the country, including Phillips Exeter Academy and American Heritage Plantation, despite being […]

Working tirelessly for area children

Working tirelessly for area children

Each year patrons who support Episcopal Children’s Services gather to honor those who have gone above and beyond as children’s advocates. The 9th annual Children’s Champion Awards Gala, held Nov. 6 at EverBank Field Terrace Suite, acknowledged Ortega resident J.F. Bryan, IV (volunteer/philanthropist), Drs. Warner Webb and the late Albert Wilkinson (health care), Avondale resident […]