Neighborhood News

All the latest news from the neighborhoods in our coverage areas.

Garden Tour a hit with locals and visitors alike

Garden Tour a hit with locals and visitors alike

Another spring Garden Tour is in the books, as year two of the Riverside Avondale Garden Tour was held Saturday, May 7. Delightful weather and the absence of rain helped drive a solid turnout of over 800 attendees who visited the area for the neighborhood event. The tour offers a unique opportunity for both locals […]

Progress at Publix, East San Marco making strides

Construction continues as the plans for the long-awaited East San Marco shopping center nears completion at Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard. Patrick McKinley, the Regency Centers VP and market officer overseeing the project said in an e-mail, “We are approaching the final stages of the buildout, where we can then turn over the spaces to […]

Episcopal Diocese of Florida Selects the Reverend Charlie Holt as Bishop Coadjutor Elect

Episcopal Diocese of Florida Selects the Reverend Charlie Holt as Bishop Coadjutor Elect

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida selected the Reverend Charlie Holt (Father Charlie) as its Bishop Coadjutor Elect during its 2022 Special Electing Convention Saturday, May 14 at St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville. Father Charlie will ultimately succeed the Diocese’s current bishop, the Rt. Reverend Samuel Johnson Howard (Bishop Howard), upon his retirement in late 2023 […]

Leadership Jacksonville honors three outstanding community leaders

Leadership Jacksonville honors three outstanding community leaders

Leadership Jacksonville, a nonprofit organization that educates, connects, and inspires diverse leaders to build and strengthen their communities, recently hosted Celebration 2022 to honor three outstanding community leaders. The honorees were Patrick (Pat) Geraghty, Julia (JuJu) Taylor, and Dr. Leon Haley (posthumously). Geraghty, President and CEO of GuideWell and Florida Blue is past chair of […]

SIGN OF THE TIMES: Demolition paves way for Whole Foods anchored $250 million-dollar project

SIGN OF THE TIMES: Demolition paves way for Whole Foods anchored $250 million-dollar project

The iconic black-and-white Florida Times-Union building at 1 Riverside Avenue may have been demolished on May 3, but for many in Jacksonville, the memories associated with the building will linger on. After all, 55 years of local news production isn’t easily erased. From the rubble, progress is planned in the form of the One Riverside […]

Jacksonville’s Biggest Birthday Party Ever: Register for free day-long celebration, commemoration

Jacksonville’s Biggest Birthday Party Ever: Register for free day-long celebration, commemoration

Even if you believe you’ll be around to celebrate Jacksonville’s Semiquincentennial in 2072, this is the year to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the city’s founding, and Saturday, June 11 is the day to join the free, family-friendly event (registration at Eventbrite encouraged). The party begins at noon at James Weldon Johnson Park (across from […]

YMCA Giving Tree Gala honors Hugh Greene with 2022 Community Impact

YMCA Giving Tree Gala honors Hugh Greene with 2022 Community Impact

The Winston Family YMCA hosted its annual Giving Tree Gala on March 26 to recognize Hugh Greene, honoree and recipient of the W.W. “Bill” Gay Community Impact Award. The event remembers and celebrates contributions of Gay and the nonprofit’s donors. Greene, who served as president and CEO of Baptist Health for nearly two decades, was […]

Stonewall Sports league reports successful first year

Stonewall Sports league reports successful first year

Stonewall Sports league launched in April 2021 with kickball. In the year since then, the league has had more than 400 registered participants per kickball season and is now entering its fourth season of the sport. In January, the league hosted a one-day kickball tournament with 130 players. Bowling was introduced in Winter 2021, and […]