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Baptist Medical Center celebrates opening of Chartrand Frisch Family Birth & Newborn Center

Baptist Medical Center celebrates opening of Chartrand Frisch Family Birth & Newborn Center

On April 12, leaders of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, along with donors Mark and Meredith (Chartrand) Frisch and their families, celebrated the dedication of the Chartrand Frisch Family Birth & Newborn Center. This project marks the completion of a $16 million renovation to the Baptist Jacksonville Maternal Evaluation, Delivery, Maternal Newborn, and High-Risk Units. […]

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 […]

Wine Down in the Parks a smash for grape lovers

Wine Down in the Parks a smash for grape lovers

The annual Wine Down in the Parks celebration, hosted annually by the San Marco Preservation Society, was a success for the local preservation group. Patrons, organizers, and volunteers survived an early threat of rain, as the skies opened with sunshine in the latter part of Saturday afternoon, March 24. Ticket purchasers were spared disappointment, and […]

Spring blooms in San Marco Square

Spring blooms in San Marco Square

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon full of sunshine and cooler-than-usual breezes, as neighbors pulled together to dig in the dirt and look after their neighborhood. A beautification day was held in San Marco Square successfully on April 25, after the prior date was cancelled due to rain April 18. Organizers regrouped and knocked out […]

Jacksonville has a new local league of Stonewall Sports

Jacksonville has a new local league of Stonewall Sports

There’s a new league in the Greater Jacksonville area, Stonewall Sports Jax. This inaugural season’s registration brought in 290 players, divided into 15 teams. The season opener took place on Sunday, April 11 at Willowbranch Park. Stonewall Sports is an LGBTQ and Ally community-based, non-profit sports organization founded in 2010 that strives to raise funds […]

Post Street renovation meets the challenge

Post Street renovation meets the challenge

Lake Shore resident Ray Lunn was looking for a challenge. Having restored cars for years, he decided that renovating a house might be a good next step. The house at 4517 Post Street in Murray Hill seemed ripe for pursuing. “I worked two jobs to pay off my own house and truck so that I […]

Strides for pride is one for the history books

Strides for pride is one for the history books

Despite the virtual nature of this year’s JASMYN 5K Strides for Pride run/walk, the LGBT community and allied supporters came out to support kids, teens, adults, families, gay and straight of all races and cultural backgrounds. Runners and walkers of all fitness levels were challenged to raise funds on their own funds, by earning sponsorships […]

Country music group helps raise funds

Country music group helps raise funds

Headlined by Lady A, the multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning country music group, the First Coast American Heart Association’s 2021 Heart Ball raised over $1.6 million. More than 400 people attended this year’s digital experience on April 14th, which was emceed by J.P. Shadrick, radio and TV host for the Jaguars, and chaired by Michele and Chuck […]