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St. Mark’s Episcopal celebrates 100-year history, looks to the future

St. Mark’s Episcopal celebrates 100-year history, looks to the future

In recognition of serving the Ortega community for 100 years, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church invites everyone to its centennial celebration on April 24, 2022. The event will both recall the church’s history and also set the stage for its second centennial. It all began as St. Columba’s Mission with a small group of worshippers from […]

Downtown Vision raises more than $100,000

Downtown Vision raises more than $100,000

More than 300 guests attend Downtown Vision’s 7th Annual #DTJax Gala: Classic Hollywood presented by Community First Credit Union. A celebration of Downtown Jacksonville, the gala, held at Eight Forty One on Downtown’s Southbank, raised more than $100,000 for Downtown Vision’s placemaking initiatives. Guests were treated to a night of champagne, delicious downtown fare and […]

Cummer’s Garden Tour a hit with locals, museum goers

Cummer’s Garden Tour a hit with locals, museum goers

Spring was certainly in the air, as avid gardeners, museum patrons and volunteers helped the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and the Nature Conservancy play host to an open garden tour, March 26, from 12-4 p.m. through a three-property tour of gardens on a beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon. Garden lovers and green thumbs; or […]

Historical Society celebrates Women’s History Month with educator Jane Condon

Historical Society celebrates Women’s History Month with educator Jane Condon

The world celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8. Girl power was at full throttle that evening in downtown Jacksonville as girls clad in rainbow-colored tutus, vibrant, oversized hair bows and side ponytails flocked to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena to see pop icon JoJo Siwa perform. Across the street at the historic Old […]

IQ Fiber announces residential internet deployment in San Marco

IQ Fiber announces residential internet deployment in San Marco

IQ Fiber, Northeast Florida’s only local residential fiber-optic internet service provider, announces it has selected San Marco for its second infrastructure project in the Jacksonville market. Construction on the $8.4 million project is planned to start Tuesday. “We are proud to bring fiber-optic internet to San Marco,” said Ted Schremp, CEO of IQ Fiber. “With […]

Art is ageless: Karpeles hosts “Generations” exhibit by local artists

Art is ageless: Karpeles hosts “Generations” exhibit by local artists

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Jacksonville’s Historic Springfield neighborhood is opening a new art exhibit featuring a group of local artists beginning March 1. The “Generations” exhibit will showcase more than 20 art pieces by seven artists – Leila Griffith, Suzanne Magee, Mary McAllister, Jim Pearce, Mimi Sherman Pearce, Megan Reid and Jackie Schrank – […]

USS Orleck arrives in Jacksonville

USS Orleck arrives in Jacksonville

Achievement of epic proportions now part of Downtown skyline The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association’s (JHNSA) plans to bring the USS Orleck to the city to house the Jacksonville Naval Museum are complete…almost. The 77-year-old ship made its way slowly down the St. Johns River to dock temporarily in front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel […]

Dorion Exhibit coming to St. John’s Cathedral

Dorion Exhibit coming to St. John’s Cathedral

On Easter Sunday, April 17 a Dottie Dorion art exhibit will open downtown in Taliaferro Hall gallery at St. John’s Cathedral, 256 E. Church Street. Admission is free and open to the public. Dorion, a long-time member of the church, will show works she’s done using acrylics and oils on canvas, some framed and some […]