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Marina service project freshens up Sanctuary on 8th grounds

Marina service project freshens up Sanctuary on 8th grounds

More than two dozen people gave up a Saturday morning June 8 to spruce up the grounds at the Sanctuary on 8th Street before the nonprofit’s summer camp began the following Monday.             The community service project was initiated by The Marina at Ortega Landing, an IGY Marinas property, and included patching holes on the […]

Historical society releases list of endangered structures

Historical society releases list of endangered structures

Twelve buildings are on the Jacksonville Historical Society’s 2019 Endangered Properties list, which includes two new structures. New to the list are Snyder Memorial Methodist Church, 226 N. Laura St., built in 1903 and a refuge in the early 1960s for victims of the Axe Handle Saturday attack on civil rights demonstrators; and Genovars Hall, […]

If the walls could talk: Details vague about house swap deal

If the walls could talk: Details vague about house swap deal

If ever a house needed walls that could talk, it could well be the one at 1880 Shadowlawn Street in Avondale. The house is hiding a mystery that only the walls themselves might be able to solve for sure. The house’s origin is clear enough. Built in 1924 for real estate and insurance salesman Addison […]

Lanier leaves lasting legacy, embodiment of St. Vincent’s mission

Lanier leaves lasting legacy, embodiment of St. Vincent’s mission

Throughout her long career in fundraising, there are two words St. Vincent’s Foundation President Jane Lanier never allows to slip from her lips – contribution and donation. “Gift is the right word,” she insists. “Philanthropy is connecting people’s hearts and treasures. It’s someone’s heart and the treasure they have that they want to share with […]

Women’s Board launches plans for 47th Art & Antiques Show

Women’s Board launches plans for 47th Art & Antiques Show

The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital held a kickoff party at the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center May 22 for the 47th Art & Antique Show.  Women’s Board President Katherine Forrester thanked Robin Albaneze and Robin Love, co-chairs for the upcoming show, called “Paris in Full Bloom,” and scheduled for Dec. 6-8, 2019. She […]

Wolfson groundbreaking a fitting send-off for Greene

Wolfson groundbreaking a fitting send-off for Greene

In a fitting last hurrah for Baptist Health CEO and President Hugh Greene as he faces retirement, Baptist Health board members, executives, elected officials and community members came together May 14 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new seven-story building that will serve as Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville’s main entrance as well as a new […]

Proposed bill on short-term vacation rentals leaves everyone unhappy

Proposed bill on short-term vacation rentals leaves everyone unhappy

Every politician knows this paraphrased quote by heart: You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot please all of the people all of the time.  District 14 Councilman Jim Love may know it better than others if the public outcry […]

Plans resurface for downtown aquarium

Plans resurface for downtown aquarium

A new wave of excitement is rippling across Jacksonville with the resurfacing of plans to build a riverfront aquarium. The impetus for that wave is Scott Grant, the new chairman of the advancement committee for AquaJax, the nonprofit organization that is working to make the Atlantic Aquarium an actuality. AquaJax first began the push for […]

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