Neighborhood News

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5 Points group teams up on improvements

Members of a variety of community, arts, church and business organizations gathered at Park and Post streets Tuesday to announce they’d teamed up on projects to improve historic 5 points. City Council Woman Randy DeFoor, D-14, was also there to lend support. The group, calling itself the 5 Points Collaborative, said it will focus on […]

Animal House

Animal House

Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS) Kitten Foster and Volunteer Transporter Pamela Newby Love, an Avondale resident, hosted a foster appreciation evening at Fishweir Brewery on Edgewood Avenue on Nov. 24. Fishweir Brewery bartender Ryan Parker said that he and the brewery owners, Broc and Stacey Flores care about animals and were pleased that Love […]

Rave reviews for ASN Conference from arts community

Rave reviews for ASN Conference from arts community

Jacksonville’s reputation as a thriving arts community climbed substantially in the estimation of many arts school educators and leaders from around the world when the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA) Foundation hosted the four-day 2019 Arts School Network (ASN) Conference in late October. A nonprofit organization, ASN was founded in 1981 as an […]

Roosevelt Square transforms into Ortega Park

Roosevelt Square transforms into Ortega Park

The landscape surrounding the former Roosevelt Square Mall, known until recently as Roosevelt Square, is slowly but surely changing, as the green spaces are transformed and drainage areas are being drained, partially drained and filled in. That’s because the Dewberry Group, developer of the property, plans to more than double the 300,000 square feet of […]

Group works on projects to beautify Willowbranch Park

Group works on projects to beautify Willowbranch Park

A local community group hopes visitors who come to Willowbranch park this Valentine’s Day share the progress of the park’s transformation and the love for those that died from an illness that afflicts thousands of people in Jacksonville. At noon, Friday, Feb. 14, members of the Memorial Project of Northeast Florida will celebrate the first […]

New charter school beginning enrollment, selection process

New charter school beginning enrollment, selection process

Construction is advancing at a fast clip on Jacksonville Classical Academy, a new charter K-6 charter school that is situated in historic Mixon Town next to Brooklyn, on the site of the former Forest Park Elementary. The school, which will eventually expand to a K-12, will serve all students of Duval County who sign up […]

Thomas to chair first Go Red for Women luncheon

Thomas to chair first Go Red for Women luncheon

Baptist Medical Center South Hospital President Nicole B. Thomas is chairing the 2020 Go Red for Women initiative, with a goal of raising $475,000 for the American Heart Association (AHA) to end heart disease and stroke in women. Thomas, a San Marco resident, was the first woman to head Baptist Medical Center South, the second-largest […]

New Hendricks crosswalk brings safety to coffee café patrons

New Hendricks crosswalk brings safety to coffee café patrons

Pedestrians hoping to patronize Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and other neighboring businesses on Hendricks Avenue north of Atlantic Boulevard will soon be able to cross the busy San Marco thoroughfare more safely. In October, the Florida Department of Transportation installed a mid-block crosswalk near the entrance of the popular coffee house. Wheelchair accessible ramps have […]

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