Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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City Council Gives Final Approval For Floating Navy Museum

City Council Gives Final Approval For Floating Navy Museum

After over a decade in the works, the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association is now able to bring the USS Orleck to a permanent home downtown on the St. Johns River. The City Council signed off on the lease agreement on August 10. The Association can now take the final steps to move the destroyer […]

‘Guardian Angels’ add second mural to Willow Branch Park

‘Guardian Angels’ add second mural to Willow Branch Park

Since 2019, members of the AIDS Memorial Project of Northeast Florida have been steadfastly improving Willow Branch Park in Riverside to commemorate those in the community who have died of HIV/AIDS. This year, they are eagerly anticipating the completion of a mural called “The Pond” by local artist Keith Doles. It will be painted on […]

Jacksonville Committee Kicks Off Council Redistricting

With the local 2020 Census numbers being released on August 12, the city of Jacksonville can now begin the decennial task of drawing new district lines for the city council and school board seats. The Special Committee on Redistricting is tasked to draw the new lines that reflect changes to the city’s population over the […]

Brooklyn: Bridging the old and the new

Brooklyn: Bridging the old and the new

Brooklyn, one of the oldest neighborhoods in downtown Jacksonville, is opening a new chapter in its ongoing story of growth and revitalization via several new commercial and residential ventures. The neighborhood is situated along the St. Johns River, south of downtown. It is bounded by McCoys Creek and the CSX Railroad lines to the North […]

Hugo’s celebrates 100 years of quality and service

Hugo’s celebrates 100 years of quality and service

Hugo’s Interiors celebrates their 100th anniversary this month. For four generations, this family-owned firm has been serving generations of Jacksonville families. “Our business is based on quality and customer service,” said Mathew, great grandson of the company’s founder. What started with a 1,000-square-foot showroom has expanded to 30,000 square feet over the past century. With […]

New PGA TOUR event coming to Timuquana Country Club

New PGA TOUR event coming to Timuquana Country Club

When Tabitha and Jim Furyk moved to San Marco about three years ago, they decided to debut a new event to raise funds for their foundation that would highlight their favorite sport – golf – in a new location. Through a multiyear agreement, the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation will bring a new PGA TOUR […]

Experience Nature through Art

Experience Nature through Art

From now through early January 2022, Jacksonville residents and visitors can experience nature as expressed by two artists – one local and one from Wales – in two local museums. “Structure of Nature | Nature of Structure” is a retrospective of the work of photographer and installation artist Doug Eng, a native and current resident […]

Groundwork Jacksonville Breaks Ground On Emerald Trail

Groundwork Jacksonville Breaks Ground On Emerald Trail

Over 100 years ago, legendary architect Henry Klutho envisioned what he called an “Emerald Necklace” that would connect a series of trails, parks, creeks, and greenspace around Jacksonville’s urban core. After years of planning, Groundwork Jacksonville has broken ground on the first phase of the Emerald Trail. The LaVilla Link will connect Brooklyn to LaVilla […]

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