Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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Nelson Honored for Decades of Service

Nelson Honored for Decades of Service

“Amazing Grace” leaves legacy from D.C. to Jacksonville The Jacksonville Chapter of The Florida House on Capitol Hill hosted a fundraiser and silent auction at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center May 2 in honor of Grace Cavert Nelson, who was named its 2024 Florida House Vision Award winner. The evening celebrated Nelson’s decades of dedication […]

A Step Toward Progress

A Step Toward Progress

First link of Emerald Trail now open in LaVilla Jacksonville’s dream of the Emerald Trail is one step closer to reality as the community celebrated the opening of its LaVilla Link at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, May 6. City officials, community stakeholders and residents attended the ceremony, which included speakers Mayor Donna Deegan, City […]

Fashion Show Supports Children’s Potential

Fashion Show Supports Children’s Potential

The 4th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes put its best foot forward Thursday, May 16 at Timuquana Country Club. With highlights like a fashion show and Best in Shoe contest, the event strutted its stuff to raise funds for Episcopal Children’s Services, in order to create opportunities for children to achieve their full potential. The […]

Colonial Dames Take the Spotlight with Simultaneous Spectacles

Colonial Dames Take the Spotlight with Simultaneous Spectacles

The Florida chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America marked its 2024 annual meeting with a two-part celebration at Timuquana Country Club. Belles, Beaux & BBQ kicked off May 1 with a bar-b-cue, silent auction, mystery wine game and dancing. The event raised funds for the organization’s signature Ximenez-Fatio House in […]

RAP Yarden Tour Returns for 4th Year of Blooming Beauty

RAP Yarden Tour Returns for 4th Year of Blooming Beauty

On the heels of the 50th anniversary of its historic home tour, Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) hosted its fourth annual Yarden Tour, showcasing the gardens, yards and green spaces of its neighborhoods. Participants enjoyed the self-guided stroll on Saturday, May 11 throughout the Riverside and Avondale areas, visiting 12 stops and six points of interest […]

Legacy at Risk

Legacy at Risk

Jacksonville History Center releases 2024 Endangered Historic Properties list The Jacksonville History Center presented its 2024 Endangered Historic Properties list at a brown bag lunch event on Wednesday, May 22 at Old St. Andrew’s Church. The annual list highlights the historic structures in Jacksonville that are at risk of being lost to the community. This […]

Community Difference-Makers Honored

Community Difference-Makers Honored

Laughter and support rang loudly at the City Rescue Mission’s (CRM) 9th Annual Difference Makers Gala. Held Thursday, May 2 at the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk, the gala served as a celebration of CRM’s achievements and milestones, and it recognized difference-makers who have positively impacted the community. The 2024 Difference Makers honorees were VyStar Credit […]

Southbank Development Taking Shape

Southbank Development Taking Shape

Development along Jacksonville’s Southbank is progressing as two of its projects – RiversEdge: Life on the St. Johns and Artea at Southbank – continue to evolve. The highly anticipated RiversEdge project by Dallas-based developer Preston Hollow Community Capital LLC (PHCC) will finally start to see vertical construction as Toll Brothers, Inc. begins construction on the […]

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