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The Way We Were: Henry Darwin Rogers

The Way We Were: Henry Darwin Rogers

Dashing. Daring. Dapper and Debonair. Ian Fleming of James Bond fame would have found new inspiration for novels based on the incredible adventures of Henry Rogers, a man who has tangoed, samba-ed and passo dobled his way around the world as easily as he has navigated the stage of First Coast Nutcracker for 41 years. […]

St. Nicholas resident views life from different perspective

St. Nicholas resident views life from different perspective

Because she can’t see, Emily Michael has a different view of life growing up in St. Nicholas, where she lives and went to high school. She views the world from the perspective of someone who is considered “different,” a label that she said doesn’t define her, but instead, allows her to embrace opportunities as a […]

Autumn in the air at fall festival

Autumn in the air at fall festival

The school grounds were filled with families having fun and harvesting memories at the annual John Stockton Elementary fall festival Oct. 25.  Along with the traditional fall festival activities, such as a cakewalk, bouncy houses and slides, food and sno cones, face painting and carnival games, this year the school added battery operated motorcars plus […]

Pink Out volleyball tradition continues for Bishop Kenny, Bolles

Pink Out volleyball tradition continues for Bishop Kenny, Bolles

The 12-year Bishop Kenny-Bolles tradition to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer continued as volleyball teams from both schools squared off Oct. 8 to provide support for the Donna Foundation. Donna Deegan, a Bishop Kenny graduate, delivered an inspiring speech to a packed gymnasium during half-time of the Pink Out event. Over $5,000 […]

Fate of former Deluxe Laundry and Cleaners building still uncertain

Fate of former Deluxe Laundry and Cleaners building still uncertain

The long vacant former Deluxe Laundry and Cleaners building has remained greatly unchanged for the past several years, except for the boards put over the windows after the building was condemned in February. But a special magistrate hearing, held Oct. 10 ruled that building owner Anthony Saleeba has 90 days to correct the building’s code […]

Residents share concerns during DeFoor Town Hall

Residents share concerns during DeFoor Town Hall

More than 100 residents, city and elected officials, including At-Large City Council Members Matt Carlucci and Tommy Hazouri gathered for Councilwoman Randy DeFoor’s first area town hall since her election in May of this year. The meeting was conducted at Riverside Presbyterian Church Oct. 24. During the meeting, DeFoor, who represents District 14, and others […]

Dredging is in process on Millers Creek

Dredging is in process on Millers Creek

The long-discussed Millers Creek dredging project became a reality in early October, when DredgIt, a fully integrated sediment management company from Houston, Texas, set up shop on land owned by Korean First Baptist Church adjacent to the creek. DredgIt started mobilizing its equipment on Sept. 30, a task that took two weeks, said Michelle Wright, […]

Ventures apartment building close to construction

Ventures apartment building close to construction

Developers of a new apartment building on the Southbank are much closer to breaking ground on a project that was once controversial but now has the go-ahead from the City.  Ventures Development Group had originally proposed constructing an apartment tower of up to 300 units on nearly three acres, near Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s […]