Shop like it matters

Shop like  it matters

Shopping for gifts this holiday season? There is a way purchase presents without heading to the mall that greatly helps underserved individuals and families in the community. Social enterprises, organizations that redirect most or all of their earnings to help social or environmental causes, offer many lovely gifts made by folks that local nonprofits are […]

The Way We Were: The Howell Siblings

The Way We Were: The Howell Siblings

Charles, Sonja, Una and John Howell grew up in what Sonja describes as a homogeneous Ortega neighborhood, but their family history is international, taking place in Brussels, Paris, Sweden, Jacksonville, and New Mexico. At the core of the siblings’ memories, however, is their mother’s Swedish heritage. Sigrid Jonsson Howell, described by family and friends as […]

The Way We Were: Dulce Anaya

The Way We Were: Dulce Anaya

For over 50 years, Dulce Anaya, prima ballerina, and St. Nicholas resident, has brought the magic of her craft and exacting technique to hundreds of dancers as founder/director of Jacksonville Ballet Theatre as well as a founder/director of The Jacksonville Community Nutcracker Ballet. Many of her students have gone on to professional careers as dancers […]

Glover named to FSU honors program

Glover named to FSU honors program

San Marco area resident Christian Glover was one of 16 Florida State University students to be named an inaugural James M. Seneff Scholar in the school’s College of Business James M. Seneff Honors Program. Glover and the other student honorees were celebrated in late September at a special event hosted by FSU President John Thrasher and […]

Jog-a-thon raises $27,000 for Assumption

Jog-a-thon raises $27,000 for Assumption

The Early Childhood Learning Center and Assumption Catholic School held its annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser Nov. 4. Students from Pre-Kindergarten 3 to eighth grade participated, with PreK-3 through second grade jogging on Assumption’s fields and the older students using Bishop Kenny’s track. The children enjoyed popsicles after the event. The event raised $27,260 for the school’s […]

Record number of X-C runners raise $10,000 in Katie Caples race

Record number of X-C runners raise $10,000 in Katie Caples race

The 21st Annual Katie Caples Cross Country Invitational was held at Bishop Kenny High School on Sept. 21.  Known as the “Night with Lights” race because it takes place in the evening on the St. Johns River, the invitational took place between 5:30 and 9 pm.  A record number of runners – 2,400 athletes representing […]

Developer plans to move forward with Laura Street Trio

Developer plans to move forward with Laura Street Trio

After the successful rehabilitation and build-out of the historic National Barnett Bank Building, Steve Atkins of the Southeast Group says he is focusing next on what area preservationists have described as the most endangered historical buildings in Jacksonville. The three buildings known as the Laura Street Trio are the Florida National Bank Building, the Bisbee […]

Historic fire station on path to demolition

Historic fire station  on path to demolition

Brooklyn’s old Fire Station 5, with its dun-colored bricks, red bay doors and more than a century of history, is in danger of being demolished if someone doesn’t step up to move and preserve the building. The station was constructed less than a decade after the great fire razed the city in 1901, right on […]

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