Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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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 […]

DLC Nurse & Learn celebrates three decades of caring for children

DLC Nurse & Learn celebrates three decades of caring for children

DLC Nurse & Learn celebrated its 30th Anniversary of Hope and Miracles at the RiverFront Cafe Sept. 12. Local author and advocate Pam Tebow, mother of football player Tim Tebow, winner of the Heisman Trophy, was the keynote speaker at the event, which included dinner and a reflection of 30 years of miracles with the […]

Autumn in the air at fall festival

Autumn in the air at fall festival

The school grounds were filled with families having fun and harvesting memories at the annual John Stockton Elementary fall festival Oct. 25.  Along with the traditional fall festival activities, such as a cakewalk, bouncy houses and slides, food and sno cones, face painting and carnival games, this year the school added battery operated motorcars plus […]

Pink Out volleyball tradition continues for Bishop Kenny, Bolles

Pink Out volleyball tradition continues for Bishop Kenny, Bolles

The 12-year Bishop Kenny-Bolles tradition to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer continued as volleyball teams from both schools squared off Oct. 8 to provide support for the Donna Foundation. Donna Deegan, a Bishop Kenny graduate, delivered an inspiring speech to a packed gymnasium during half-time of the Pink Out event. Over $5,000 […]