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Future of Women Of Southland Monument In Hands Of City Council

Future of Women Of Southland Monument In Hands Of City Council

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s request to remove the ‘Women of the Southland’ monument from Springfield Park is in the hands of the City Council. The Mayor introduced a bill to the Council on October 12 asking for $1.29 million to remove the statue and place it in storage until it can be decided what to […]

Cummer Museum completes restoration of Peter Paul Rubens artwork

Cummer Museum completes restoration of Peter Paul Rubens artwork

The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens has completed its restoration of The Lamentation of Christ by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). The entire restoration process was documented and photographed for educational purposes, including sharing restoration techniques and the importance of the art restoration process. The artwork is the centerpiece of the Museum’s Baroque collection and […]

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church: 75 years young and still growing

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church: 75 years young and still growing

Buildings and people have come and gone, but Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church’s founding vision to be a church “with old ideals and a new idea, that of offering to children and young people a Church that is a place of worship and also a community center” has never wavered. The original members split from two […]

Wolfson Children’s Hospital announces landmark donation from local family in support of new critical care tower

Wolfson Children’s Hospital announces landmark donation from local family in support of new critical care tower

Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville announced it has received a landmark gift from The Borowy Family Foundation toward the new children’s critical care tower, slated to open January 25, 2022. The generous donation will be recognized by establishing the newest addition to the Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital campus: The Borowy Family […]

Newly formed committee to evaluate inventory, buildings for future use

Newly formed committee to evaluate inventory, buildings for future use

For many years, some buildings downtown have laid dormant and often dilapidated, yet some are considered to have historic value.  A new City Council Special Committee says it wants to find out if they should be saved, or if they’re worthy of a wrecking ball. The Special Committee on Downtown Development was charged with improving […]

Crowd fills Fletcher Park: Concert in the Park makes debut after long hiatus

Crowd fills Fletcher Park: Concert in the Park makes debut after long hiatus

It’s been a few years since the pandemic and COVID-19 sidelined gatherings and threw a monkey wrench into good times and community events. Thanks to the bold leadership of San Marco Preservation Society’s board and some formidable sponsors, a return to the good times was had on a beautiful Friday night, Oct. 22. Let’s Ride […]

Episcopal honors Eagle Legend Coach Charlie Hunt, Sr.

Episcopal honors Eagle Legend Coach Charlie Hunt, Sr.

Episcopal School of Jacksonville honored Eagle Legend Coach Charlie Hunt, Sr. during halftime at a recent home football game at Jangro Stadium, recognizing his 40 years of devotion as a track and field coach of the Episcopal Eagles. “I have experienced personally the exceptional impact he has on our Eagle athletes. Episcopal is thankful for […]

Baptist Health to add Heart Rhythm Center

Baptist Health to add Heart Rhythm Center

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville will house a new Heart Rhythm Center and a team of medical caregivers specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of all heart rhythm disorders. The new center will be part of the Baptist Heart Hospital. “With the population growth in Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida, and the ability to diagnose heart […]