Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

All the latest news relevant to the Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Murray Hill areas.

Historical Society launches music history museum, concert venue

Historical Society launches music history museum, concert venue

The Jacksonville Historical Society and aficionados of music genres rooted in Northeast Florida, particularly Jacksonville, have taken on an ambitious and alluring project that is sure to draw bands and musicians to perform at a new venue in 2021.  One part museum, one part intimate concert venue, the as-yet-unnamed venture will leverage the memories and […]

Bike lanes coming to Oak Street this summer

When Oak Street is repaved this summer, it will end up with more than fresh new pavement. After City workers are done laying down the new surface, they will add two new dedicated bike lanes and remove the parallel parking on the north side of the corridor, allowing the area to connect with a planned […]

Local artists celebrate Talbot Avenue mural

Local artists celebrate  Talbot Avenue mural

A crowd of 75 residents attended a concert/poetry reading on Talbot Street to celebrate the unveiling of “Swan Dive,” a colorful, eclectic mural painted on a 140-foot fence owned by Ron and Christine Rothburg. Playing at the concert was the band, “Something and the Others,” that includes three musicians that also painted the mural. Bryn […]

Masks in place, Park & King Area Association regroups

For months, Coronavirus measures meant that the Park & King Area Association took a hiatus from its mission of serving, preserving, and uplifting the Park and King streets area. All that began to change June 11 when the group gathered at Cool Moose Café on Park Street – masks and social distancing in place – […]

School board considers name change for Robert E. Lee High

School board considers name change for Robert E. Lee High

Riverside’s Robert E. Lee High School may soon boast a different moniker. Duval County School Board Members voted unanimously June 16 to move toward considering changing the names of six schools that now honor Confederate soldiers:  Joseph Finegan Elementary School,  Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, Jefferson Davis Middle School, Kirby-Smith Middle School, J.E.B. Stuart Middle School, […]

Fishweir Creek dredging to begin in 2021

Residents who remember boating along Fishweir Creek before the waterway slowly constricted can look forward to putting a boat into a deeper, more easily navigable waterway. And, hopefully, there will be manatees to see along the journey. The U.S. Corps of Army Engineers plans to begin dredging early next year to help restore the creek […]

Changes coming soon to Murray Hill

Changes coming soon to Murray Hill

Murray Hill’s thriving Edgewood corridor will soon get busier, as plans for new businesses, a new place for families to live, and preparation for new public artwork is put into place.  Residents will soon see the gap Jones College Edgewood campus once occupied fill up with a new retail storage unit complex and a new […]

Episcopal schools become one family

Episcopal schools become one family

A marriage of three beloved Jacksonville schools, long awaited, has finally taken place. Students who attend St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School and the Beaches Episcopal School are now part of the wider student body of Episcopal School of Jacksonville. The mergers have been planned since 2018. As one school, students and families will have the […]

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