Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

Memorial Park Oktoberfest 2014

Despite a somewhat soggy start on Friday night, Memorial Park was transformed for two days into a German beer hall with traditional Oktoberfest beer, food and live music, creating an authentic Bavarian experience. Guests enjoyed traditional Oktoberfest songs, yodeling, slap-dancing and more by the Swinging Bavarians. Sponsored by the Memorial Park Association as a fundraiser […]

A ‘bear’ run in Lakeshore

A ‘bear’ run in Lakeshore

Bears were everywhere at the Lakeshore Woman’s Club, and Jeannie Blaylock, Buddy Check 12 Jacksonville spokesperson, was there to accept 355 bears of all shapes, sizes and colors on behalf of Buddy Bear 2014. The campaign to collect bears for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy was launched on Oct. 1 and the Lakeshore Woman’s Club was […]

Pumpkin brigade welcomes fall by truckload

Pumpkin brigade welcomes fall by truckload

Ortega United Methodist Church members of all ages pitched in to unload more than 43,000 pounds of pumpkins from New Mexico. The youth group will sell these, along with a second full trailer-load of pumpkins, throughout October to raise funds for youth missions. “This is our largest fundraiser to benefit the youth at the church,” […]

A book can take you anywhere

A book can take you anywhere

Girl Scout Cadette Callie Sellers has always loved reading and books. In her mind, “a book can take you anywhere.” Since she was a young Scout, Sellers had concerns about homeless and other children in need having the same access to books as she did. She wanted them to experience how happy books and reading […]

Local Eagle Scout member of unique group

Local Eagle Scout member of unique group

Sawyer Joseph Garland, involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for over 10 years, is a member of a rare and unique group of Scouts. He has earned the four significant awards of Scouting: Arrow of Light, Order of the Arrow, Brownsea and Eagle Scout. A member of Troop 522 (chartered by Ortega United Methodist […]

Big change in store for 5 Points

Big change in store for 5 Points

Large anchor space has no lack of interest 5 Points has seen its fair share of new businesses in the past and is set to see more in the near future with the recent confirmation of a five-year lease. The property that once situated Fuel Coffeehouse at 1037 Park St. is once again getting some […]

Fresh Market first to open at Brooklyn Station

Fresh Market first to open at Brooklyn Station

Store sets bar for neighborhood development In lieu of a ribbon-cutting, company and city leaders performed a traditional “cracking of the parmesan” at the grand opening ceremony of The Fresh Market last month. The upscale grocery store is the first of several businesses soon to open in the new Brooklyn Station on Riverside shopping center. […]

Cummer unveils new visual identity

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens revealed a brand new look on Sept. 30, unveiling a fresh, bold design to the community. The Museum welcomed the community through its doors for the first time in 1961 and has grown in size, collection, and community impact Over the past 53 years, since its opening in […]