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High school students to benefit from new scholarship program

High School 9:12 is pleased to announce its partnership with LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville-based multifamily construction company, to launch the LandSouth Construction Scholarship Program, providing scholarships for Jacksonville area students.  The LandSouth Construction Scholarship Program will award multiple $2,500 scholarships each year. Eligible students must demonstrate classroom and academic excellence, community service, and leadership qualities. […]

Residents and businesses brighten Easter holiday for Sanctuary on 8th students

Residents and businesses brighten Easter holiday for Sanctuary on 8th students

The Easter holiday was made a little brighter for some Springfield families trying to cope with concerns about the Coronavirus, loss of employment, and the pressures of keeping children focused on school and entertained with limited resources.  Several generous residents and businesses, including those from the Marina at Ortega Landing, blessed the families of students […]

First Coast Home Pros makes and donates face shields to UF

First Coast Home Pros makes and donates face shields to UF

First Coast Home Pros, a full-service specialized home services company, has put its employees to work making hundreds of cotton masks for their customers, employees and others in need. It’s a way the company can support its community and also put its employees to work during a time the call for its services is lowered […]

Recovered COVID-19 patients donate blood to assist critically ill at Baptist

On April 20, Baptist Health began accepting plasma donations from recovered Coronavirus patients to use in the treatment of current COVID-19 patients. The plasma from recovered patients contains antibodies, or proteins in the blood, that can attack the virus and lessen its severity.  The trial is a partnership with Mayo Clinic and LifeSouth Community Blood […]

Half-cent sales tax to improve public schools on ballot in November

Lovingly referring to it as “the half-cent investment referendum,” At-Large Group 4 City Councilman Matt Carlucci said he is “very pleased,” the Jacksonville City Council and Mayor Lenny Curry are behind having it placed before voters on the November 3, 2020 ballot. “The bottom line is great cities have great schools,” said Carlucci. “We are […]

Hart Bridge demo impact lessened by closures

Hart Bridge demo impact lessened by closures

Demolition of the Hart Bridge ramps is progressing steadily Downtown near the sports and entertainment district that includes TIAA Bank Field. It’s bringing with it all the attendant ramp closures and traffic rerouting, but people who report to work in the area every day said the recent state and local closures have helped to lessen […]

Tree planting brings renewal to Cathedral District

Tree planting brings renewal to Cathedral District

While the world seems to be on pause, the City of Jacksonville’s plan to plant more than 60 trees in right of ways within the City’s Cathedral District brought a sense of renewal at Easter time. The plan comes free of charge to the Cathedral District as part of a larger plan by the City […]

Connecting By Caring Campaign: A creative look at the Paying it Forward principle

Connecting By Caring Campaign: A creative look at the Paying it Forward principle

It’s no secret the Coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout has thrown everyone for a loop. Many small businesses within Jacksonville’s historic districts are struggling. Unfortunately, a few may not survive.

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