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The Ties That Bind: Lee Class of 1954 celebrates 67th Reunion

The Ties That Bind: Lee Class of 1954 celebrates 67th Reunion

The 1954 graduates of Robert E. Lee High School are proof that some ties can’t be broken. Every five years, since 1959, five years after their graduation from Robert E. Lee High School, the member of the Class of 1954 have faithfully gathered to remember their school days together, catch up on each other’s lives […]

Four Seasons coming to Jacksonville’s Riverfront

Four Seasons coming to Jacksonville’s Riverfront

The Jacksonville City Council gave unanimous approal for plans to build a world-class, Five-Star hotel brand in Jacksonville’s sports complex, on portions of the former Shipyards and Metropolitan Park Kids Campus sites. The $321 million-dollar proposal will include a Four Seasons Hotel and Residences along with office and retail space, an improved marina and expanded […]

San Marco Preservation pressing Toll Brothers for answers

With change and what is often referred to as ‘progress’, difficult conversations about growth, design, aesthetics, size and scale of local infill projects are sure to ensue. In the heart of San Marco, just outside the San Marco Square, there is dirt turning, blocks upon blocks of concrete stacking up and foundations being poured on […]

Riverside and Avondale to Remain In Same Council District

A proposal to separate Riverside and Avondale and place the neighborhoods in different City Council districts has been shot down. It all stems from a meeting in early October between council members Randy DeFoor, Reggie Gaffney, Ju’Coby Pittman, Randy White, and Aaron Bowman. The meeting was originally called for Pittman and White to try and […]

Bestselling author coming to San Marco Square

Bestselling author coming to San Marco Square

Amor Towles, New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility and A Gentle-man in Moscow, is coming to Jacksonville on Monday, November 15. He will visit Southside Baptist Church in San Marco Square at 7 p.m. to celebrate his latest work, The Lincoln Highway. San Marco Books and More (SMB&M) will host the event […]

Greenscape and Tree Commission partner for shaded escapes at Equestrian Center

Greenscape and Tree Commission partner for shaded escapes at Equestrian Center

The Jacksonville Equestrian Center is home to 101 newly planted trees thanks to Greenscape and the Jacksonville Tree Commission. The Sycamore, Sabal Palm, Live Oak, Bald Cypress, Red Cedar, and Winged Elm trees will provide shade for the horses and visitors while helping clean the air. The cedar trees have been planted in low-lying areas […]

Traditions Realty, an unconventional full-service agency

Traditions Realty, an unconventional full-service agency

Traditions Realty, LLC is a full-service agency that offers everything and anything to do with real estate. Whether buying, selling, renting, or needing help managing a property, Traditions is a stellar choice. Despite their name, Traditions is rather unconventional. Half of their business is concentrated in listings and sales, half in property management and rentals. […]

‘No permission needed’ to cleanup anytime at parks

‘No permission needed’ to cleanup anytime at parks

Riverside Avondale Preservation’s park and coastal cleanup the morning of September 18 removed 61 garbage bags of litter and other refuse, though the 5 Points volunteers and RAP director Shannon Blankenship, site captain, accounted for roughly half the haul. They collected 31 garbage bags, but there was more interesting refuse not appropriate for a trash […]