Retail rumblings

New activity abounds on the local restaurant, bar and retail scene. The Resident has been sniffing out some of these mouthwatering, yet unconfirmed projects. If you know of something that’s in the works or on the drawing board, let us know! Send your whispers to [email protected]. In 5 Points there is talk of turning the […]

A+ retirement celebration for West Riverside teacher

Family, friends and faculty gathered at West Riverside Elementary School last month to celebrate the retirement of Meta Parkinson. Parkinson began as a student at West Riverside and pursued many paths before returning to her alma mater to teach for more than 10 years at the school. The surprise retirement party featured tributes to the […]

Community fishes for a cure

The community united with NFL players and other sports professionals in early June during the 3rd Annual Fishing for a Cure Tournament. About 300 people came out to support the David Garrard Foundation, which will apply proceeds from the event to a fund supporting Danijela “Dani” Hughey.  Hughey is a single mom who is battling […]

City approves field improvements at Ringhaver

By Susanna P. Barton   It’s lights, soccer, action at Ringhaver Park’s soccer fields now that the Jacksonville City Council approved more than $188,000 for new lighting and electrical improvements. The council sealed another 10-year license agreement between the city and the Westside Soccer Club for use and management of soccer programming at Ringhaver Park. […]

Ruth Upson Elementary School marks 95-year anniversary

By Amanda Ford               At 95 years, Ruth Upson Elementary School is looking toward the future as it reflects on its past.             Students, teachers, family and friends of the historic neighborhood school celebrated the milestone with members of the community last month. The 95th anniversary “Lights Camera Action” carnival, helped revelers look ahead […]

Headline: Local schoolteacher authors Southside history book

Headline: Local schoolteacher authors Southside history book

Longtime Douglas Anderson School of the Arts dance and history teacher Debra Webb Rogers is the author of a newly released book from Arcadia Publishing titled, Jacksonville’s Southside.             The book includes more than 200 vintage images and memories including photos of the Southside before and after the construction of Interstate 95. The book also […]

Local church offers VBS in August

Local church offers VBS in August

Church alley in June is a moveable feast of summer fun activities for kids — with houses of worship up, down and around Hendricks Avenue offering fun-filled Vacation Bible School programs for neighborhood youth. But one at least one church is waiting until the end of summer to offer its VBS program. St. Mark’s Lutheran […]

JAA wins marketing awards, scores new flights

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority, the agency flying residents safely in and out of the historic neighborhoods each day, won a marketing award — and several new flights. The JAA won a first and third place in “Excellence in Airport Marketing & Communications” at the Airports Council International-North American, held recently in Sacramento. JAA’s received a […]