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Local Folks: Carlos Bouvier

Local Folks: Carlos Bouvier

Carlos Bouvier is on the ball here in Jacksonville! A soccer ball, that is. When he’s not making documentary films for a living, he’s in the park and on the field. Bouvier is a San Marco resident. Afternoons find him at Alexandria Oaks, which he refers to as “Our little super-secret, our beautiful park away […]

The Way We Were: Saundra & Bob Kidd

The Way We Were: Saundra & Bob Kidd

They are a couple who came to Jacksonville and didn’t leave, who raised a family with sports and church at its center, and whose love has taken them around the globe and back again. They are Saundra and Bob Kidd of Ortega. Saundra Bozeman Kidd is originally from Montgomery, Alabama where she grew up with […]

Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters Help More Victims to Safety

Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters Help More Victims to Safety

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and abuse victims with pets are much more likely to seek help, escape a dangerous situation and  leave their abuser, if they can bring their pet. Only approximately 12% of domestic violence shelters accept victims who arrive with pets. Another 24% offer referrals to animal welfare organizations, according to […]

The Way We Were: Holt and Betty Ann Graves

The Way We Were: Holt and Betty Ann Graves

Like the lace on Betty Ann Gordon’s dress the day she married Holt Graves at St. John’s Cathedral in 1980 the couple’s lives are intertwined and patterned in a beautiful and fitting filagree of family history. Betty Ann’s wedding dress had been worn by Holt’s mother, Tayloe Graves and several of his aunts; it was […]

Local Folks: Susanna Barton

Local Folks: Susanna Barton

Susanna P. Barton holds the title Communications Coordinator at The Bolles School. And though she claims that her life outside of work is “so boring right now,” it is actually quite full as wife, mother, and friend. She and her husband of 25 years, David, met while attending college in Virginia. He grew up in […]

Organization helps develop better skills for local pet owners

Organization helps develop better skills for local pet owners

K-9 Obedience Club of Jacksonville offers unique programs, training and exercise On an August Sunday morning at K-9 Obedience Club of Jacksonville’s covered outdoor pavilion, five excited young dogs mostly focused on their owners’ faces. Those owners, two men, two women and one couple, came from all over Northeast Florida to attend their sixth in […]

Local Folks: Elaine Wheeler

Local Folks: Elaine Wheeler

“All you need is love…and a carrot dog.” Paul McCartney may have written the first part of that line, but Elaine Wheeler created the now famous carrot dog at her vegetarian café and art gallery, Heartworks, which until 2007 was the heart and soul of 5 Points and one of the only vegetarian cafes in […]

Local Folks: Tyler Hodges

Local Folks: Tyler Hodges

Many know Tyler Hodges as President and Head of The Bolles School. Many don’t know him as a family man—a husband and a father. Hodges lives in a household among five females: his wife, Tristan; his daughters, Madalene (15) and Hannah (12); and his dogs, a 5-year-old goldendoodle named Murphie and an under-a-year-old Maltese shih […]