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Feeding Northeast Florida hosts annual Empty Bowls luncheon

Feeding Northeast Florida hosts annual Empty Bowls luncheon

Handmade bowls of varying shapes, sizes, colors and designs filled two long rows of tables for guests to choose from at Feeding Northeast Florida’s annual Empty Bowls event. “[Empty Bowls] is an incredible opportunity, number one, as a relatively young food bank, to be able to expose people to the work that we do, expose […]

New Beginnings for Sulzbacher’s Transformations

New Beginnings for Sulzbacher’s Transformations

Sulzbacher resumed its signature event, the annual Transformations fundraiser, in person for the first time since 2019. More than 400 people gathered at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 6, for food, drinks, music, and to hear stories from two formerly homeless clients who have benefitted from the services offered by […]

Local Nonprofit City Ambassadors tour the USS ORLECK

Local Nonprofit City Ambassadors tour the USS ORLECK

A group of leaders from the Jacksonville Commodores League climbed aboard the USS Orleck on a recent trip to visit the warship. The members serve the City of Jacksonville as ambassadors helping to promote the economic and recreational assets of the St Johns River.  The passion for boating combined with business acumen have proven to […]

Church Hosts Concert to Restore Historic Pipe Organ

Church Hosts Concert to Restore Historic Pipe Organ

Benefit Concert to Feature Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, located in the downtown Cathedral District, is hosting a Christmas benefit concert, Pipes of Praise, on Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Florida Theatre. The concert stars Emmet Cahill – dubbed Ireland’s most exciting young tenor – and all proceeds from the […]

Northeast Florida lends a helping hand to Hurricane Ian victims

Northeast Florida lends a helping hand to Hurricane Ian victims

You might say it’s a tale of two cities – Ft. Myers and the west coast communities surrounding it and Jacksonville and its east coast communities. When Hurricane Ian made landfall near Fort Myers, it was just shy of a Category 5 hurricane. It left destruction in its wake as it hit the barrier island […]

St. Paul’s celebrates 100 Years, looks back on history

St. Paul’s celebrates 100 Years, looks back on history

St. Paul Catholic Church & School will soon celebrate 100 years of serving the Riverside-Avondale community. Its size alone makes it stand out, and its architectural features are distinctive, not only artistically, but theologically as well. The campus reflects Mediterranean-Revival designs and styles introduced in Florida’s real estate boom in the 1920s and 30s. The […]

FIS opens new headquarters in Jacksonville

FIS opens new headquarters in Jacksonville

Construction wraps up on riverfront parcel Fidelity Information Services (FIS) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the official opening of its new headquarters at 347 Riverside Avenue. The ceremony was held on Oct. 12, more than a year after commemorating the hoisting of the building’s final beam. Planning for the new high-rise headquarters dates back to […]

Friends of Fishweir

Friends of Fishweir

New nonprofit organization launched for Fishweir Elementary School Friends, parents, alumni and community members now have a new way to show their support for Fishweir Elementary School. The Friends of Fishweir organization is a recently-launched nonprofit organization with a mission to support the school, its students and staff by raising funds to fulfill the school’s […]