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YMCA Giving Tree Gala honors Hugh Greene with 2022 Community Impact

YMCA Giving Tree Gala honors Hugh Greene with 2022 Community Impact

The Winston Family YMCA hosted its annual Giving Tree Gala on March 26 to recognize Hugh Greene, honoree and recipient of the W.W. “Bill” Gay Community Impact Award. The event remembers and celebrates contributions of Gay and the nonprofit’s donors. Greene, who served as president and CEO of Baptist Health for nearly two decades, was […]

Stonewall Sports league reports successful first year

Stonewall Sports league reports successful first year

Stonewall Sports league launched in April 2021 with kickball. In the year since then, the league has had more than 400 registered participants per kickball season and is now entering its fourth season of the sport. In January, the league hosted a one-day kickball tournament with 130 players. Bowling was introduced in Winter 2021, and […]

A magical castle full of books

A magical castle full of books

San Marco has a new library. It’s at the corner of River Oaks and Fieldston in front of the home of Justin and Alisan Weakland, who moved to the neighborhood two years ago. The Weaklands moved from the Northside and had gotten acquainted with San Marco when they came to run or visit San Marco […]

Big night for Borowy Family, children’s health in the region

Big night for Borowy Family, children’s health in the region

Baptist Health, Wolfson Children’s Hospital celebrate donors With its five floors of dedicated intensive care for the region’s children, the Borowy Family Children’s Critical Care Tower was officially opened, April 4. The following evening, the patrons opening welcomed guests from across the region, as the area’s top donors and their families were present to raise […]

Butch Frazier retiring, closing Ortega jewelry store

Butch Frazier retiring, closing Ortega jewelry store

Butch Frazier has announced that after 45 years in business, he will be retiring and closing his Ortega jewelry store at the end of this month. He is liquidating his entire selection. Butch Frazier is a local through and through. He was born at St. Vincent’s Hospital and grew up on San Juan Avenue before […]

San Jose Car & Truck Show benefits Bishop Snyder Center for seniors

San Jose Car & Truck Show benefits Bishop Snyder Center for seniors

This year marks the seventh year of the San Jose Car & Truck Show which benefits the Bishop John J. Snyder Community Center at nearby San Jose Apartments for seniors. The event was held on April 2 at Dupont Station Shopping Center and presented by Key Buick GMC Hyundai Genesis and North Florida Lincoln. The […]

RAP Home Tour makes a comeback, Garden Tour on the horizon

RAP Home Tour makes a comeback, Garden Tour on the horizon

The annual neighborhood Home Tour, brought to the neighborhoods by Riverside Avondale Preservation or RAP, was in full swing as it returned to action after a brief hiatus, to celebrate its 46th installment. Spring delivers beautiful gardens, blooming plants, manicured landscapes, and happy residents; due to the mild temps, coupled with sunshine and blue skies. […]

ACPS SHELTER FULL: Critical Need for Adoptions & Fosters

ACPS SHELTER FULL: Critical Need for Adoptions & Fosters

At press time The Resident Community News staff learned that Jacksonville’s Animal Care & Protective Services shelter is completely full and in critical need of adopters and fosters. They have approximately 150 dogs available for immediate adoption, with more added daily. ACPS desperately needs the help of our caring community to adopt, foster, become a […]

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