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Deck the Doors campaign brings festive atmosphere to Ronald McDonald House

Deck the Doors campaign brings festive atmosphere to Ronald McDonald House

The holidays are a difficult time to be in the hospital, especially for children and their families. To help bring holiday cheer to those families, 121 Financial has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RHMC) of Jacksonville in their Deck the Doors campaign, which kicked off October 1. “Through this campaign, we invite the community […]

DDRB Approves Corner Lot – JTA Plan

DDRB Approves Corner Lot – JTA Plan

The Downtown Development Review Board has given its approval to a new  340-unit multi-family apartment complex on the Southbank. The project called Artea is being developed by Corner Lot Development on land owned by JTA, which hopes it will be the first of several transportation hub developments. The complex will be on 3.87 acres of […]

San Jose resident continues family legacy of military service

San Jose resident continues family legacy of military service

San Jose resident and Bolles history teacher Joe W. Tepas followed in his father’s military footsteps. His father, the late Dr. Joseph John Tepas III, was a retired captain and member of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps providing pediatric surgical support to NAS Jacksonville for many years. For the broader Jacksonville community, Tepas was instrumental […]

DIA, City Council asking for liquor license changes for Northbank, Kings Ave.

DIA, City Council asking for liquor license changes for Northbank, Kings Ave.

The Jacksonville City Council is asking the Duval Delegation for legislation to reduce the number of seats and space required for a liquor license around King Street and more parts of Downtown Jacksonville. The request, known as a J bill, would lower the requirements to apply for a liquor license to at least 50 seats […]

Future of Women Of Southland Monument In Hands Of City Council

Future of Women Of Southland Monument In Hands Of City Council

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s request to remove the ‘Women of the Southland’ monument from Springfield Park is in the hands of the City Council. The Mayor introduced a bill to the Council on October 12 asking for $1.29 million to remove the statue and place it in storage until it can be decided what to […]

Cummer Museum completes restoration of Peter Paul Rubens artwork

Cummer Museum completes restoration of Peter Paul Rubens artwork

The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens has completed its restoration of The Lamentation of Christ by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). The entire restoration process was documented and photographed for educational purposes, including sharing restoration techniques and the importance of the art restoration process. The artwork is the centerpiece of the Museum’s Baroque collection and […]

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church: 75 years young and still growing

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church: 75 years young and still growing

Buildings and people have come and gone, but Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church’s founding vision to be a church “with old ideals and a new idea, that of offering to children and young people a Church that is a place of worship and also a community center” has never wavered. The original members split from two […]

Wolfson Children’s Hospital announces landmark donation from local family in support of new critical care tower

Wolfson Children’s Hospital announces landmark donation from local family in support of new critical care tower

Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville announced it has received a landmark gift from The Borowy Family Foundation toward the new children’s critical care tower, slated to open January 25, 2022. The generous donation will be recognized by establishing the newest addition to the Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital campus: The Borowy Family […]