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Storage facility ordinance losing favor?

Storage facility ordinance losing favor?

Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber was successful on June 14 at stalling a proposed ordinance to bring more self-storage units to downtown neighborhoods. The ordinance, sparking an outpouring of opposition among residents who flooded city council inboxes, would permit mixed-use self-storage facilities by exception within 500 feet of the downtown overlay district. That means developers would be […]

Fiesta at the Beach benefits Sulzbacher Beaches Health Center, honors Mayo Clinic

Fiesta at the Beach benefits Sulzbacher Beaches Health Center, honors Mayo Clinic

On May 5, for the first time in two years, Sulzbacher advocates gathered in-person at the Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach for Sulzbacher’s Fiesta at the Beach, a fundraiser for the Sulzbacher Beaches Health Center. Sulzbacher honored Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, with the “2022 Beaches Healthy Hero” award to recognize the organization’s outstanding commitment […]

Red Rose Ball benefits Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation’s outreach ministries

Red Rose Ball benefits Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation’s outreach ministries

Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation hosted its 40th annual Red Rose Ball on May at The River Club in Downtown Jacksonville. The black-tie event supports community health outreach efforts in northeast Florida. “Those who sponsor and attend this annual event help us provide compassionate healthcare to those who need it most,” said Virginia Hall, president of […]

Yachting traditions celebrated at Change of Command

Yachting traditions celebrated at Change of Command

Club members, friends, family and the Fleet leadership at the Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club took time to celebrate the passing of the torch, rather, the lowering and raising of the flags to honor the officers who have graciously served the club. The annual Change of Command relieved Annie Tutt as the 25th Commodore […]

McGala breaks own McRecord

McGala breaks own McRecord

Nearly 400 supporters came together to raise a record setting $600,000 to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville’s Gala fundraising event. McGala 2022 ‘Footloose Rewind’ — in celebration of the iconic 1980’s, was held Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Sawgrass Marriott Resort. “We are truly overwhelmed by this generosity from friends of the Ronald […]

CSI Gives Back hosts aviation-themed gala to benefit underserved children

CSI Gives Back hosts aviation-themed gala to benefit underserved children

CSI Gives Back, the charitable giving division of CSI Companies, held its third annual gala benefitting children and local initiatives in the Jacksonville community. The 1950s aviation-themed event, “Come Fly With Me,” took place on April 30 in Generations in Aviation Marco Hangar located at Jacksonville Executive Craig Airport. Around 250 people attended the gala. […]

Rail Yard District Honors Jeff Edwards at Quarterly Meeting

Rail Yard District Honors Jeff Edwards at Quarterly Meeting

The Rail Yard District Business Council held its first in-person gathering since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic on May 24, led by new District President Annie Murphy and featuring the presentation of the Janet Owens Rail Yard District Leadership Award to Jeff Edwards, president of Beaver Street Fisheries. The meeting was held at the […]

SMPS holds annual meeting, rewards community investors

SMPS holds annual meeting, rewards community investors

Leadership of the San Marco Preservation Society held its annual meeting Thursday, May 19., inviting members of the community to join in on the action. The crowd in attendance filled Preservation Hall, following a quaint happy hour on the grounds of Fletcher Park at the foot of the adjacent Stockton Cottage. The gathering was the […]