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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 […]

For the Love of a Neighborhood: Zimmermann Boulos

For the Love of a Neighborhood: Zimmermann Boulos

Few people have the moxie to leave a permanent mark on their community, but if you’re Zimmermann Boulos, you manage to do it eight-fold. Nicknamed the “King of San Marco,” Boulos has been wholly- or partially-responsible for the installation of eight pieces of public art throughout the San Marco area, including the iconic Lions’ Fountain […]

Local Folks: Kelly & Clint Ross

Local Folks: Kelly & Clint Ross

Kelly and Clint Ross are opticians who own Davalt Optical, a longstanding eyewear boutique in Riverside. There they fill prescription lenses, repair broken eyeglasses, take custom orders, and so much more. In addition to eyes, the Rosses have a passion for history and collectibles. So, when they’re not dressing the windows of people’s souls, they […]

Animal House: Pets & Separation Anxiety

Animal House: Pets & Separation Anxiety

Many businesses closed by the pandemic, and workers forced into full or partially remote employment, have returned to normal business hours, and schools re-opened. The exodus of workers and students from home has created separation anxiety for some pets who have grown accustomed to daily company, regular attention, frequent playtime and exercise. Pets exhibit signs […]