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Groundbreaking of roadway to Jacksonville National Cemetery

Groundbreaking of roadway to Jacksonville National Cemetery

As families celebrate veterans, they can look forward to improvements to the Jacksonville National Cemetery and the work that’s been done to honor our nation’s fallen right here in North Florida. A small crowd gathered Friday Nov. 8 for the groundbreaking of a new road, the North Jacksonville Parkway, that will make it much easier […]

Annual Artscapade helps pediatric heart patients

Annual Artscapade helps pediatric heart patients

The Glass Factory on Myrtle Ave. pulsated with life the evening of Oct. 25, as supporters gathered for Patrons of the Hearts’ 15 annual Artscapade, an event to help raise money for pediatric heart patients.  Splashes of colorful art throughout the venue engaged the eyes of the attendees, while they  listened to live music, shared […]

Record crowd attends Festival d’Vine

Record crowd attends Festival d’Vine

A record crowd of more than 860 guests showed up, raising $100,000 for Catholic Charities as they enjoyed fine libations and tasty food during the 16th Annual Festival d’Vine Oct. 25 at Treaty Oak Park on the Southbank. This year’s event featured more than 100 varieties of wine from around the world courtesy of Republic […]

Daniel celebrates 135 years of service to youth

Daniel celebrates 135 years  of service to youth

Daniel, founded in 1884, is the state’s oldest child-serving agency. The nonprofit recently hosted its 135th anniversary celebration on Oct. 17 at the Haskell Company headquarters on the banks of the St. Johns River. With more than 100 Daniel supporters and philanthropic community members gathering to celebrate the importance of their role in Northeast Florida, […]

Royal affair raises $583,000 for JDRF

Royal affair raises $583,000 for JDRF

In an affair fit for royalty, guests donned attire fit for a king and queen to toast Honoree Steve Halverson of San Marco during the 19th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Miracles Gala at the Sawgrass Marriott Oct. 19. The evening, which included cocktails, dinner, dancing, card games and a silent and live auction, raised […]

Salvation Army Celebrates its namesake, the Red Shield

Salvation Army Celebrates its namesake, the Red Shield

The Adam W. Herbert University Center on the University of North Florida’s campus hosted the Salvation Army’s Sixth Annual Red Shield Ball Oct. 19. The Red Shield Ball was launched in 2014 in order to raise funds specifically for the organization’s homeless shelter, located at 900 West Adams Street in Downtown Jacksonville and the services […]

‘Fun fundraiser’ supports children with Muscular Dystrophy

‘Fun fundraiser’ supports children with Muscular Dystrophy

MDA Toast of Life Co-Chair Elaine Ashourian said her goal was to have a “fun fundraiser,” so people would return to support children with Muscular Dystrophy. Judging by the joy her guests expressed, she accomplished her mission. Nearly 450 turned out to raise money to send children afflicted with the disease to summer camp and […]

Guests rock to Caribbean tunes during Morning Star’s Havana Nights

Guests rock to Caribbean tunes during Morning Star’s Havana Nights

Ricky Ricardo would have been right at home during Havana Nights, Morning Star School’s 8th Annual Gala and Auction Sept. 28 at the Haskell Building in Riverside. The event, which boasted Cuban-inspired cuisine, mojitos, open bar, casino games, a cigar lounge, and dancing to Caribbean tunes, helped to raise money for the school that services […]

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