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Baptist Health heart specialist performs groundbreaking procedure

Baptist Health heart specialist performs groundbreaking procedure

Cardiologist Salil Patel has performed the first procedure in Northeast Florida using Boston Scientific’s Synergy Megatron stent during a recent coronary procedure to eliminate blockages in patient Saundra Martin’s heart. The Synergy Megatron stent is the first to be purpose-built for large, proximal vessels – those that are closest to the aorta, the main artery […]

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens celebrates 60th

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens celebrates 60th

Over Veterans Day weekend, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens kicked off a yearlong celebration of its 60th anniversary with music, dance, arts, activities, and more. Food and fun, the galleries and gardens were enjoyed by families and friends of all ages. Admission was free thanks to support from VyStar Credit Union and PNC […]

City Council Approves Skinner Development

City Council Approves Skinner Development

Over the objection of many nearby residents, the Jacksonville City Council has approved a new multi-family housing project on Old Kings and St. Augustine Roads. The proposed development includes 280 apartments in nine, three-story buildings along with 100 two-story townhouses. It also includes a clubhouse, two pools, a dog park, and social areas. It includes […]

Work Progressing at Old Florida Baptist Convention Site

Work Progressing at Old Florida Baptist Convention Site

Work continues on The 1230 Hendricks project. The new apartment complex in San Marco will feature 345 multi-family units ranging from studio to two-bedroom apartments. Sizes will range from 557 to 1,414 square feet. Sitting on the site of the old Florida Baptist Convention Center, the complex will include 5,000 feet of retail space. The […]

National Philanthropy Day Winners

National Philanthropy Day Winners

Transformations continues to draw a crowd, showcasing the best in philanthropy

Transformations continues to draw a crowd, showcasing the best in philanthropy

On Oct. 21, the Sulzbacher Center’s annual Transformations showcased its theme of ‘No More Closed Doors’ program. Thanks to the generosity of their advocates, Sulzbacher has remained open for over 25 years. The virtual event shared the uplifting story of Lynda, a female veteran and the transformation of Antron, a client from their new Mental […]

The Iron Legion benefits children in need

The Iron Legion benefits children in need

For the past 16 years, Chase Lawless has donned costumes for charities with several different groups. Recently, he started The Iron Legion, an initiative to provide entertainment and funding for children in need. The Iron Legion is built around Iron Man, a Marvel Comics superhero. Lawless chose this character because he is completely covered, which […]

Riverside resident continues family legacy of military service

Riverside resident continues family legacy of military service

Riverside resident Kevin Kuzel comes from a long line of family serving in the military. Everyone in his family from his generation back to his grandparents on his mother’s side served, including his uncles who served during World War II on both his parents’ sides. “My grandmother actually signed up with my mother to serve,” […]