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Local Folks: Friends, Ginny and Ward

Local Folks: Friends, Ginny and Ward

Amid five decades of change, Ginny Stine Romano and R. Ward Lariscy have managed to maintain a consistent friendship. Living and working close by, shopping and socializing in the same circles, and even traveling together—sometimes a state or two away, and sometimes abroad. These two friends have been doing life side by side for the […]

Animal House: WILD WONDERS ANIMAL SHOW

Animal House: WILD WONDERS ANIMAL SHOW

Parks & Libraries Offer Free Wildlife Programs An excited group of wiggly children of all ages, teens and adults, recently gathered on a Saturday morning under an outdoor pavilion at Dutton Island Preserve to see “Dinosaurs Among Us”. The “dinosaurs” were actually their modern-day descendants: all kinds of reptiles, the stars of a free educational […]

Local Folks: Melissa & Timothy Silcox

Local Folks: Melissa & Timothy Silcox

Melissa and Timothy Silcox are the brother and sister team who distribute newspapers and magazines for The Resident Community News Group (RCNG). Melissa has been distributing for the publishing company for nearly seven years. Timothy joined her in 2021. “He’s been such a help,” Melissa said of her brother. He and Seth Williams, of the […]

Local Folks: Ed Hall

Local Folks: Ed Hall

Despite his social interactions being limited for the past couple of years by personal health issues and pandemic restrictions, San Marco resident Ed Hall’s voice and visual commentary have been seen and heard in publications in the U.S. and around the world. Hall’s profound and wickedly hilarious political and editorial cartoons and award-winning illustrations deliver […]

Animal House: COMMUNITY CATS LOST or ABANDONED PETS, STRAYS & FERAL

Animal House: COMMUNITY CATS LOST or ABANDONED PETS, STRAYS & FERAL

Springfield Kitty Cat Shack Helps Them All The phone call request for help was one of hundreds that Evelyn Borland receives every year. A hotel manager said a friendly, pregnant cat was crying at the door. “When volunteer Valerie Hale arrived and cracked open a can of food, she didn’t see the pregnant cat, but […]

Local Folks: Dori & Christian Thomsen

Local Folks: Dori & Christian Thomsen

Meet the Thomsens: Dori, a Floridian from Pensacola Beach, and Christian, a New Orleans native. They are the Riverside couple who founded Saluna Yoga + Spa in 5 Points in 2014 and who recently celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary. They met in 2004 in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida while Dori was completing […]

Animal House: Wildlife Babies May Not Need Help

Animal House: Wildlife Babies May Not Need Help

The first impulse at the sight of a tiny baby bird, squirrel, flying squirrel, raccoon, possum or rabbit alone on its own, may be to scoop it up away from  danger and rush to a wildlife rescue. Wildlife experts say that healthy wild babies old enough to be on their own, must be allowed to […]

For the Love of a Neighborhood: Wayne Wood

For the Love of a Neighborhood: Wayne Wood

You may not know it, but if you’ve ever wandered through Riverside on a Saturday morning, you’ve no doubt appreciated the work of Dr. Wayne Wood. Wood, nicknamed the “Mayor of Riverside,” is one of the leading founders of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), an organization responsible for the salvation of many of the area’s beloved […]

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