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Local Folks: Gordon and Kathy Meggison

Local Folks: Gordon and Kathy Meggison

Many know Gordon Meggison as artist and owner of Free Hand Studios. Many recognize the international influences in his work that come from his travels to faraway lands throughout Asia and Europe. Many have seen at least one of the paintings from one of his largest projects—murals on walls of 70 Olive Garden restaurants throughout […]

Local Folks: The Anderson Family

Local Folks: The Anderson Family

For the Rev. Mark Anderson, his new position as Subdean at St. John’s Cathedral feels like coming home. Anderson grew up in Jacksonville and graduated from Bolles in 2006. While he enjoyed the academic rigor and the athletic challenges, he refers to his experience as a bubble. He was surrounded almost exclusively by friends from […]

Animal House: Epic Farm Sanctuary & EPIC Outreach

Animal House: Epic Farm Sanctuary & EPIC Outreach

Saving Animals, Teaching Kindness & Compassion Jessie and her husband, “Farmer Jack” Miller of Epic Farm and EPIC Outreach, chose the correct name for their nonprofit organization. Their epic mission encompasses several projects that model and teach kindness and compassion for all living things. Their goal is to build stronger bonds between humans, animals, and […]

Local Folks: Markus Thiesen

Local Folks: Markus Thiesen

Markus Thiesen calls himself CEO, Chief Enthusiasm Officer. He is co-owner of St. Johns Flower Market in Avondale, the one at the corner of Herschel Street and St. Johns Avenue, across the street from Fishweir Elementary School. He and his wife, Eden Erickson, bought the business in April 2020 from his parents, Marianne and Leonard […]

New CEO for Leadership Jacksonville

New CEO for Leadership Jacksonville

Gracie Simendinger is succeeding Jill Langford Dame as the new Chief Executive Officer for Leadership Jacksonville. Dame announced her retirement in March of this year after serving as CEO since 2013. In a press release issued in June, Simendinger stated, “I am deeply invested in the future success of our city. I believe fully in […]

Local Folks: Sam and Kiley Efron

Local Folks: Sam and Kiley Efron

Sam and Kiley Efron are the owners of San Marco’s multi-award-winning Italian restaurant, Taverna. Sam serves as executive chef, and Kiley as wine director. But these local folks aren’t only business owners and residents of the area; they are fervent fans. Sam is a native of Jacksonville, a Mandarin High School graduate. He met Kiley […]

Animal House: Disabled & Special Needs Pets Can Be Perfect Companions

Animal House: Disabled & Special Needs Pets Can Be Perfect Companions

Disabled and special needs pets can become the best companions of all, according to Jacksonville’s Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS) staff, fosters, rescuers, and owners who share incredible stories. They describe these animals’ resilience and determination to heal, recover and adapt to challenges. Whether born with birth defects, chronic diseases, hit by cars, severely […]

Local Folks: The York Family

Local Folks: The York Family

Andria and Tom York are no strangers to the residents of Jacksonville. Andria works for the mother company of TIAA. Tom is the president of CastleWise Realty and Insurance located in the One Call building in San Marco. Before that, he was with Citizens Property Insurance. Some might even know that when Andria and Tom […]

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