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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 […]

Jacksonville University launches College of Law at its downtown location

Jacksonville University launches College of Law at its downtown location

Jacksonville University will open a College of Law in downtown Jacksonville in the fall of 2022 supported by private funding and a $5 million commitment of public investment from Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. The College of Law anticipates an inaugural class of 20-30 students with a projected total enrollment of 150 students in Fall 2024. […]

Community Foundation’s Mental Health Partnership invests in local agencies

The Partnership: For Mental Health, an initiative of the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and Baptist Health, has invested $2.4 million during the past three years to improve access and strengthen the region’s mental and behavioral health care systems. It has awarded 60 grant ranging from $1,200 to […]

Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation delivers for JAXMVPs

Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation delivers for JAXMVPs

It was an evening to celebrate partnerships, business acumen, mentorships, and professional development, while hailing the good deeds of the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and its partners. The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation’s JAXMVP program was created to offer a unique opportunity for local, emerging leaders to have a chance to engage in exclusive networking and leadership development […]

Downtown Vision raises more than $100,000

Downtown Vision raises more than $100,000

More than 300 guests attend Downtown Vision’s 7th Annual #DTJax Gala: Classic Hollywood presented by Community First Credit Union. A celebration of Downtown Jacksonville, the gala, held at Eight Forty One on Downtown’s Southbank, raised more than $100,000 for Downtown Vision’s placemaking initiatives. Guests were treated to a night of champagne, delicious downtown fare and […]

Historical Society celebrates Women’s History Month with educator Jane Condon

Historical Society celebrates Women’s History Month with educator Jane Condon

The world celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8. Girl power was at full throttle that evening in downtown Jacksonville as girls clad in rainbow-colored tutus, vibrant, oversized hair bows and side ponytails flocked to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena to see pop icon JoJo Siwa perform. Across the street at the historic Old […]

Art is ageless: Karpeles hosts “Generations” exhibit by local artists

Art is ageless: Karpeles hosts “Generations” exhibit by local artists

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Jacksonville’s Historic Springfield neighborhood is opening a new art exhibit featuring a group of local artists beginning March 1. The “Generations” exhibit will showcase more than 20 art pieces by seven artists – Leila Griffith, Suzanne Magee, Mary McAllister, Jim Pearce, Mimi Sherman Pearce, Megan Reid and Jackie Schrank – […]

USS Orleck arrives in Jacksonville

USS Orleck arrives in Jacksonville

Achievement of epic proportions now part of Downtown skyline The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association’s (JHNSA) plans to bring the USS Orleck to the city to house the Jacksonville Naval Museum are complete…almost. The 77-year-old ship made its way slowly down the St. Johns River to dock temporarily in front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel […]

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