Black & White Ball raises funds for those in financial crisis

Black & White Ball raises funds for those in financial crisis

Teal and gold fittingly provided the splash of color for Catholic Charities’ 26th Annual Black & White Ball, held March 3 in the U.S. Assure Club at EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The event serves as one of the primary fundraisers for Catholic Charities Jacksonville Regional Office of the Diocese of St. Augustine, […]

The Way We Were: Carolyn Smith Gentry

The Way We Were: Carolyn Smith Gentry

Carolyn Gentry cares deeply about the memories she’s made with her family and friends.  She treasures the rich history of her ancestry in the Jacksonville neighborhood on the St. Johns River where she was born and raised. Inspired by diaries, journals and “jottings” of her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Carolyn has chronicled the large and […]

The Way We Were: Blair Jones Woolverton

The Way We Were: Blair Jones Woolverton

The sign still hangs over the door of the iconic shop in Avondale where “everybody who was anybody” shopped for over 30 years, but Blair Woolverton “has left the building.” It serves as a reminder to passers-by that Blair’s personal touch and attention to detail created a shopping experience that could not be separated from […]

Wings of Freedom brings warcraft to Cecil Field

Wings of Freedom brings warcraft to Cecil Field

Venetia resident George Stallings, Jr., who will be 100 years old in May, spent an afternoon with the last flightworthy B-24 Liberator, similar to the bomber he flew during World War II. Stallings, a captain in the Army Air Corps, also served as flight instructor to American and British cadets. The opportunity to view the […]

Teens dance to raise money ‘for the kids’

Teens dance to raise money ‘for the kids’

The Episcopal School of Jacksonville and Bishop Kenny High School became dance partners for an evening at their inaugural Dance Marathon “For the Kids,” a Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser to raise money for Wolfson Children’s Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville. Over 150 participants stayed on their feet for six hours March 17 at Episcopal’s Buck […]

Avondale brother and sister sing pre-race National Anthem

Avondale brother and sister sing pre-race National Anthem

Two Avondale siblings had the honor of singing the National Anthem prior to the 41st Annual Gate River Run March 10. Reed Krueger, a fourth-grade student at Riverside Presbyterian Day School, and his second-grade sister, Stella, learned the anthem by listening to their mother sing it for a variety of sporting events. “We ran the […]

First-grader meets Gov. Rick Scott at reception

First-grader meets Gov. Rick Scott at reception

Julian Bowie, a first-grade student at Central Riverside Elementary School, was the only Duval County resident who was honored at the Governor’s Mansion March 23, thanks to his artistic endeavors for the 2018 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest. Bowie, who made the trip with his mother, Christy, to Gov. Rick Scott and First […]

Developer wants to traverse St. Johns River by sky gondolas

Developer wants to traverse St. Johns River by sky gondolas

The Southbank is no stranger to property developer Michael Balanky, one of whose projects includes the San Marco Place condominium tower on Riverplace Boulevard. Now Balanky is envisioning a 28-story high-rise of residential, office and retail on the Southbank near the Kings Avenue Skyway Station. But what sets this project apart is the gondola stretching […]