In Memoriam: Edward Jaber Farhat, Sr. (Eddie)

In Memoriam: Edward Jaber Farhat, Sr. (Eddie)

November 17, 1937 – March 28, 2022 Edward Jaber Farhat, Sr., (Eddie), 84,  passed away Monday, March 28, 2022. He was born on November 17, 1937, in Ramallah, Palestine, to the late Jaber and Miriam Michael Farhat. He immigrated with his parents in 1946 to Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating from Paxon High School in 1955, […]

YMCA Giving Tree Gala honors Hugh Greene with 2022 Community Impact

YMCA Giving Tree Gala honors Hugh Greene with 2022 Community Impact

The Winston Family YMCA hosted its annual Giving Tree Gala on March 26 to recognize Hugh Greene, honoree and recipient of the W.W. “Bill” Gay Community Impact Award. The event remembers and celebrates contributions of Gay and the nonprofit’s donors. Greene, who served as president and CEO of Baptist Health for nearly two decades, was […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Augustus Norman Sharp III

In Memoriam: Dr. Augustus Norman Sharp III

June 20, 1938 – April 6, 2022 Dr. Augustus Norman Sharp III was born on June 20, 1938 in Atlanta, Georgia to Augustus II and Mary Schane Sharp. He was graduated from Alfred I. DuPont High School where he participated in the ROTC program. An honor student, Norman earned his undergraduate and dental degree from […]

Stonewall Sports league reports successful first year

Stonewall Sports league reports successful first year

Stonewall Sports league launched in April 2021 with kickball. In the year since then, the league has had more than 400 registered participants per kickball season and is now entering its fourth season of the sport. In January, the league hosted a one-day kickball tournament with 130 players. Bowling was introduced in Winter 2021, and […]

A magical castle full of books

A magical castle full of books

San Marco has a new library. It’s at the corner of River Oaks and Fieldston in front of the home of Justin and Alisan Weakland, who moved to the neighborhood two years ago. The Weaklands moved from the Northside and had gotten acquainted with San Marco when they came to run or visit San Marco […]

Big night for Borowy Family, children’s health in the region

Big night for Borowy Family, children’s health in the region

Baptist Health, Wolfson Children’s Hospital celebrate donors With its five floors of dedicated intensive care for the region’s children, the Borowy Family Children’s Critical Care Tower was officially opened, April 4. The following evening, the patrons opening welcomed guests from across the region, as the area’s top donors and their families were present to raise […]

Inheritance and legacy: The stewardship of the Jacksonville Historical Society

Inheritance and legacy: The stewardship of the Jacksonville Historical Society

It is only fitting that the Jacksonville Historical Society (JHS) is headquartered in a historic building. The JHS offices are located at 314 North Palmetto Street in downtown Jacksonville, in what was originally St. Luke’s Hospital. Built in 1878, the building has since been added to the National Register of Historic Places and bears a […]

Butch Frazier retiring, closing Ortega jewelry store

Butch Frazier retiring, closing Ortega jewelry store

Butch Frazier has announced that after 45 years in business, he will be retiring and closing his Ortega jewelry store at the end of this month. He is liquidating his entire selection. Butch Frazier is a local through and through. He was born at St. Vincent’s Hospital and grew up on San Juan Avenue before […]

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