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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 […]

Big night for Borowy Family, children’s health in the region

Big night for Borowy Family, children’s health in the region

Baptist Health, Wolfson Children’s Hospital celebrate donors With its five floors of dedicated intensive care for the region’s children, the Borowy Family Children’s Critical Care Tower was officially opened, April 4. The following evening, the patrons opening welcomed guests from across the region, as the area’s top donors and their families were present to raise […]

Butch Frazier retiring, closing Ortega jewelry store

Butch Frazier retiring, closing Ortega jewelry store

Butch Frazier has announced that after 45 years in business, he will be retiring and closing his Ortega jewelry store at the end of this month. He is liquidating his entire selection. Butch Frazier is a local through and through. He was born at St. Vincent’s Hospital and grew up on San Juan Avenue before […]

RAP Home Tour makes a comeback, Garden Tour on the horizon

RAP Home Tour makes a comeback, Garden Tour on the horizon

The annual neighborhood Home Tour, brought to the neighborhoods by Riverside Avondale Preservation or RAP, was in full swing as it returned to action after a brief hiatus, to celebrate its 46th installment. Spring delivers beautiful gardens, blooming plants, manicured landscapes, and happy residents; due to the mild temps, coupled with sunshine and blue skies. […]

ACPS SHELTER FULL: Critical Need for Adoptions & Fosters

ACPS SHELTER FULL: Critical Need for Adoptions & Fosters

At press time The Resident Community News staff learned that Jacksonville’s Animal Care & Protective Services shelter is completely full and in critical need of adopters and fosters. They have approximately 150 dogs available for immediate adoption, with more added daily. ACPS desperately needs the help of our caring community to adopt, foster, become a […]

Pediatric physician pens book, shares principles for success

Pediatric physician pens book, shares principles for success

When Dr. Gary Josephson agreed to speak at his undergraduate alma mater’s commencement ceremony, he never imagined writing his speech would lead to writing a book. Humbled but surprised by the invite, Josephson recalled asking why he’d been selected. Among other things, the university cited his “caring for children regardless of their financial capabilities, regardless […]

Jacksonville Area Golf Association launches Friends of JAGA fundraising

Jacksonville Area Golf Association launches Friends of JAGA fundraising

The Jacksonville Area Golf Association (JAGA) has introduced its first-ever fundraising initiative, called the Friends of JAGA. Funds raised will meet the association’s administrative costs, enhance its programs and allow the organization to grow, as well as help fund JAGA’s scholarship program, according to JAGA President Jeff Adams. “Since its founding in 1954, JAGA has […]

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