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Sulzbacher psychiatrist earns Hippocratic Award

Sulzbacher psychiatrist earns Hippocratic Award

Sulzbacher Psychiatrist Dr. Ana Turner, an assistant professor and clerkship director for the department of psychiatry at the UF College of Medicine, Jacksonville, was recognized as the 2021 Hippocratic Award winner for her outstanding teaching abilities at a ceremony, May 6.  Established by the UF College of Medicine class of 1969, the Hippocratic Award is […]

Local teacher/author inspires young girls to be their personal best

Local teacher/author inspires young girls to be their personal best

English/language arts teacher and author PeTika Tave is putting the power of words to work to empower girls from every walk of life. She has written the BayaBook series to help parents empower their kids so that they can successfully navigate the challenges in life. Beautiful As You Are and Brilliant As You Are include […]

The Woman’s Club of Jacksonville announces 2021 Scholarship recipients

The Woman’s Club of Jacksonville announces 2021 Scholarship recipients

Since its founding in 1897, The Woman’s Club of Jacksonville’s mission has been to further the education and betterment of women.  This year, thirteen extraordinary young Florida women each have received a $3,000.00 scholarship to continue their education in Florida schools.  Recipients were announced at the club’s first in-person luncheon of the COVID era, on […]

Historic housing is hot, hot, hot

Historic housing is hot, hot, hot

Is it a bubble, or is it because of supply and demand? Is it because of COVID, like almost everything different or challenging about the past year and a half has been, or is it just cyclical? Realtors and economists have their theories, but one thing is sure – Jacksonville is experiencing the craziest housing […]

More Names Added to Memorial Park Life Scrolls

More Names Added to Memorial Park Life Scrolls

Nearly 100 years after the Rotary Club of Jacksonville put forth a proposal for a memorial to honor Floridians who died in service during World War I, the list of Florida Fallen continues to grow. In 1924, when Memorial Park was dedicated on Christmas Day, the Life Scrolls – as they have come to be […]

Groundbreaking on RiversEdge

Groundbreaking on RiversEdge

It was a big day for citizens of Jacksonville May 25, as one of the largest development projects in generations was unveiled along the banks of the St. Johns River. Leadership from the Downtown Investment Authority, District 5, and several key players for both the development team with Preston Hollow Capital and representatives from Toll […]

Jacksonville’s million-dollar bridge celebrates 100 years of service

Jacksonville’s million-dollar bridge celebrates 100 years of service

On July 1, 1921, 5,000 automobiles drove across the first bridge built to cross over the St. Johns River to connect the north bank of the river to the south bank. That may have been nearly every car in Jacksonville, as reported in Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage by noted local historian Wayne Wood, because only about […]

Great turnout, inspired spaces highlight RAP Garden Tour

Great turnout, inspired spaces highlight RAP Garden Tour

Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) took a bold step and forged forward with its first Garden Tour 2021, as locals begin making way out of pandemic mask mandates to enjoy more local activities and events. From exquisite yard art in the “Art Garden – Avant-Garde Yard”, to a Jacksonville Jaguar gameday sanctuary at “Made for a […]

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