Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

New Historic Campus for Jacksonville University College of Law

New Historic Campus for Jacksonville University College of Law

Jacksonville University College of Law announced its plans to move into a new permanent space in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville at 121 W. Forsyth St., the historic former Atlantic Bank Building, in summer 2024. The College of Law formally signed a long-term lease of more than 50,000 square feet on four contiguous floors of […]

Mayor’s Task Force Funding Approved

Mayor’s Task Force Funding Approved

Mayor Donna Deegan held a signing ceremony at City Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 13 to enact the near $26 million legislation package for the Mayor’s Task Force. The evening before, at its regularly scheduled meeting, the Jacksonville City Council passed the funding through a series of votes. “This is a transformational moment for Jacksonville. In […]

The Crown of King Street

The Crown of King Street

Riverside WineFest shines in support of RAP The Annual Riverside WineFest, hosted by Riverside Liquors and benefiting Riverside-Avondale Preservation, was held Nov. 18 from 6-9 p.m., amid food trucks and live entertainment. The free, public street festival filled King Street with vendor tents of more than 250 wine selections. Hundreds of guests attended and took […]

Hosting Hope

Hosting Hope

The Aidyn Mae Hope Fund charity event, presented by Vestcor, was held on Nov. 9 at The Garden Club of Jacksonville in Riverside. The event raised funds for research efforts into a Gene Replacement Therapy (GRT) for FOXG1 syndrome, an incredibly rare brain disorder with less than 1,000 cases diagnosed globally that affects normal brain […]

Singleton Named Small Business Leader of the Year

Singleton Named Small Business Leader of the Year

Jon Singleton, founder and leader of the Singleton Team at Watson Realty Corp, has been named the 2024 Small Business Leader of the Year by the Jax Chamber Downtown Council. This prestigious award recognizes Singleton’s leadership, commitment to the community and outstanding contributions to the small-business sector. In addition to being a seasoned real estate […]

Mayo Chosen for Florida 500 List

Mayo Chosen for Florida 500 List

Michael A. Mayo, president and CEO of Baptist Health, was named to “Florida Trend” magazine’s “Florida 500” list of the state’s 500 most influential business leaders. Mayo was among the 27 listed in the Life Sciences category, selected for community impact, best practices and leadership. Mayo has more than 32 years of health care executive […]

What a Ball, Y’all

What a Ball, Y’all

Cowford raises $288,000 The Cowford Ball presented by Morgan & Morgan, held Nov. 4 at Deerwood Castle in Jacksonville, raised $288,000 for the American Cancer Society to “help end cancer as we know it, for everyone.” The western-style event, which included auctions of children’s artwork and entertainment by Dean Winter and the Heat, had a […]

Greenspace Guardians: How Stewards are Helping Preserve Local Parks

Greenspace Guardians: How Stewards are Helping Preserve Local Parks

Riverside and Avondale are known for their beautiful parks and green spaces. But did you know that there is a small crew of volunteers who take time from their schedules to help maintain these little gems? In 2019, the Parks Committee of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) created a stewardship program that would elevate park preservation […]