Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

All the latest news relevant to the Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Murray Hill areas.

Annual gingerbread display doesn’t disappoint

Annual gingerbread display doesn’t disappoint

The builders and sponsors of more than 30 gingerbread creations for the 13th annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza hosted by the Jacksonville Historical Society were honored at a preview party on Dec. 2 at Old St. Andrew’s Church. The houses are on display from now through Dec. 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. […]

Giving back when others often just give up

Giving back when others often just give up

Traditionally viewed as that time of life when the rocking chair was pretty much all that a retiree looked forward to, now – thanks to better health and greater opportunities – more and more seniors are out the door and on the go. When they are “seniors on a mission” it’s even better – for […]

New Traffic Pattern for Philips Highway to Atlantic Boulevard

Florida Department of Transportation advises that a new traffic pattern begins Sunday, November 23, as part of the I-95 Overland Bridge Project at the south end of the Fuller Warren Bridge. Motorists traveling northbound on Philips Highway to access Atlantic Boulevard will see a new road pattern.  Signs will be placed on Philips Highway informing […]

Traffic Signal Changes on Roosevelt at Park Street

Motorists on Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 17) at Park Street should prepare for a change in the traffic signal operation on Monday. The current signal allows continuous travel in the right two southbound lanes. The new signal will require all traffic to stop when the signal changes. Previously, when vehicles entered Roosevelt Boulevard from Park Street […]

30th Annual Haunted House Draws Crowds

30th Annual Haunted House Draws Crowds

When the next generation eagerly anticipates that which scared their own parents half to death, you know you have a great Halloween tradition. A scant three hours before the first tour this year on the 30th anniversary, the Van Cleve and Weldon families were still in the process of creating the haunted maze, but they […]

Disabled child’s wheelchair/stroller found

On Nov. 6, the JSO reported that the wheelchair had been found in the area, hidden behind dumpsters at a house undergoing renovations. Grand Theft – Child’s Wheelchair – Avondale area – Please share. On Friday, October 31, 2014 police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Hollywood Avenue reference a theft. Investigation revealed at […]

Willowbranch Library updates blog is live

For the latest news about the Willowbranch Library repair project, the Jacksonville Public Library has provided a blog to keep residents informed. www.WillowbranchLibraryUpdates.wordpress.com If you have photos or information to share, please send it directly to Kathy Lussier, [email protected]  

Community Meeting Notice: Willow Branch Library

Willowbranch Branch Library water intrusion repair project update WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 6 pm WHERE: Riverside Avenue Christian Church 2841 Riverside Avenue between Cherry St. and Mallory St. Neighbors are invited to hear an update from the City of Jacksonville Public Works Department regarding the ongoing issues with water intrusion and the steps they are […]