New tree canopy coming to Riverside and Avondale

New tree canopy coming to Riverside and Avondale

Forty-three new trees will soon grace Riverside and St. Johns avenues (State Road 211). The FDOT is currently preparing the roadway for the addition of new trees and the removal of some Pindo Palms that are either aged out, rotting or diseased, according to FDOT. “Recent collaboration between the FDOT, JEA, Council member Randy DeFoor, […]

Wolfson Children’s Hospital photo earns spot in national exhibit

Wolfson Children’s Hospital photo earns spot in national exhibit

A photograph that tugged at the heartstrings of people throughout the Jacksonville area is now part of a national photo series highlighting the resilience of children’s hospitals and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) photo exhibit, entitled “Stronger Together: Children’s Hospitals During COVID-19,” showcases how children’s hospitals adapted during the […]

James Blanton Davis

James Blanton Davis

FEBRUARY 19, 1942 – MARCH 16, 2021 James Blanton Davis, 79, of Jacksonville, Florida died peacefully on Tuesday, March 16 at his home. He was married to the love of his life, Sandra Anglin Davis for 58 years. James was born February 19, 1942 in Albany, Georgia. He was the son of the late Floyd Edwin Davis […]

Allie Jean Tompkins Godfrey

Allie Jean Tompkins Godfrey

FEBRUARY 15, 1929 – MARCH 21, 2021 Godfrey passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021. She was born on February 15, 1929 in Lake City, Florida, married Ed Godfrey on January 26, 1952, then moved to Jacksonville. Jean retired as a Personnel Officer for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. She graduated from Columbia High School […]

The Way We Were: Bob and Melody Bachman

The Way We Were: Bob and Melody Bachman

Bob and Melody Bachman have history here. But it didn’t begin with them. Bob’s mom, Margaret Ruth Kelly-Bachman, grew up from the age of 3 in a house her dad had built on Alcazar Avenue in Grenada. She was a student at Hendricks Avenue Elementary School when it was still new. Her mom, Bob’s maternal […]

The Way We Were: Hazel Montgomery

The Way We Were: Hazel Montgomery

Hazel Montgomery has been a permanent Jacksonville resident for nearly eight decades. She was married for 62 years to an Ortega native. “She is sharp, proud of her Ortega heritage, a delightful storyteller, and an all-around fabulous person,” said Marianne Hofheimer, one of her five children. Hazel Jackson Montgomery was born in Albany, Georgia at […]

Pet reptiles & amphibians: Instant Wow factor

Pet reptiles & amphibians: Instant Wow factor

They may not be furry or cuddly, but legal pet herptiles (reptiles and amphibians), are fascinating pets. They have unique skin, scales or shells, odd physical features, unexpected colors and mesmerizing behavior. Their striking appearance or almost-alien, “wow factor”, immediately attracts attention. They include common pet reptiles like lizards, snakes, turtles or tortoises, and amphibian […]

Jasmyne Roberts Named Florida Dairy Farmers Class 4A Girls Player of the Year

Jasmyne Roberts Named Florida Dairy Farmers Class 4A Girls Player of the Year

Jasmyne Roberts, BK Class of ’21 received a new title on Tuesday, March 16, Florida’s Best in Class 4A girls’ basketball.  Roberts is committed to play basketball for the University of Miami in the Fall. Roberts transferred to BK as a sophomore and has been the starting guard since 10th grade. Roberts stated, “I love playing guard […]

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