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Sulzbacher psychiatrist earns Hippocratic Award

Sulzbacher psychiatrist earns Hippocratic Award

Sulzbacher Psychiatrist Dr. Ana Turner, an assistant professor and clerkship director for the department of psychiatry at the UF College of Medicine, Jacksonville, was recognized as the 2021 Hippocratic Award winner for her outstanding teaching abilities at a ceremony, May 6.  Established by the UF College of Medicine class of 1969, the Hippocratic Award is […]

YMCA’s STRONGER TOGETHER bash recognizes volunteers and donors, sets fundraising goal

YMCA’s STRONGER TOGETHER bash recognizes volunteers and donors, sets fundraising goal

The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast recently celebrated organizations and individuals who are helping it meet its mission to transform lives during its eleventh annual Y-Bash “STRONGER TOGETHER” event. The organization also announced it fundraising goal to raise $2.147 million to support programs such as safety around water, youth development and supporting seniors. “When the […]

JEA closer to revitalizing central business district

JEA closer to revitalizing central business district

This spring saw Downtown’s central business district come a step closer toward a chance for revitalization, with full-steam-ahead progress on JEA’s sleek new, pedestrian-friendly headquarters. Ryan Companies U.S. Inc., a Minneapolis-headquartered developer, is constructing the seven-story building at 225 Pearl Street, with an adjacent parking garage that will be used by both employees and the […]

Responding to need motivates donors

Carolyn Phanstiel doesn’t consider herself a philanthropist; instead, she describes her desire to help others as being like a child’s pinwheel with three spokes – a whoops-moments spoke, spreading-the-love spoke and a when-enough-is-enough spoke. Mariette Broduer, principal consultant for MTB Consulting, asked Phanstiel to share her thoughts about philanthropic giving, along with John Zell’s description […]

Public access to river challenges best and highest use in future development

Public access to river challenges best and highest use in future development

Plans to transform the former Landing site on the St. Johns River and install public artwork are underway and soon to be revealed. And a new coalition of nonprofits and public interest agencies hope those plans are but the first step toward a string of parks along the North and Southbank of the river. In […]

Downtown’s Laura Street Trio closer to being revived

Downtown’s Laura Street Trio closer to being revived

A cluster of Downtown’s most historic and visible buildings is a couple steps closer to a new life, one burgeoning with activity. Preservationists have described the Laura Street Trio as, collectively, the most endangered historical buildings in Jacksonville. The trio includes the Florida National Bank Building, the Bisbee Building and the Florida Life Building, built […]

Riverfront development gains conceptual approval from DDRB

Riverfront development gains conceptual approval from DDRB

Over the past two months, the highly anticipated project set to replace River City Brewing Company on the Southbank had gone back to the drawing board. After some tough scrutiny over the project’s highest and best use, as well as its size and scope, developers illustrated a willingness to get creative and come to the […]

Septic tank funding to better health of residents, St. Johns River

Septic tank funding to better health of residents, St. Johns River

The City and JEA are teaming up this year to make good on a promise to protect the beauty and health of the St. Johns River, which defines and molds the historic neighborhoods. Contaminants in the river have long been a concern, especially for residents who boat on it, bike and walk to it, or […]

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