Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

Tiny Dock Concerts grow, activate the river

Tiny Dock Concerts grow, activate the river

Mission goes beyond music, uplifting spirits in the community Founded by husband and wife team, Bryan and Amber Osborne, who also host the bands on their ‘tiny dock’, the series highlights the intersection of support for musicians and local businesses. The efforts also helps activate the utilization and advocacy of the river, broadens awareness of […]

Virtual Wolfson Children’s Challenge raises $96,000

Virtual Wolfson Children’s Challenge raises $96,000

Almost 400 children and families from across 15 states participated in the 12th annual Wolfson Children’s Challenge: Virtual Edition. The participants logged 1,532.83 kilometers of physical activity on the Wolfson55 app in January. Together, participants and supporters raised more than $96,000 to help fund the purchase of life-saving trauma equipment and technology for our most […]

Longtime plans come together as final beam rises to rest atop new critical care tower

Longtime plans come together as final beam rises to rest atop new critical care tower

Leaders with Baptist Health, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital celebrated a major construction milestone for the new Baptist Jacksonville Entry Building/Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower with a “Topping Out” Ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. During the Topping Out Ceremony, construction crew members ceremoniously raised the final structural beam to the top of […]

RAP celebrates neighborhood’s best with annual awards

RAP celebrates neighborhood’s best with annual awards

Two homes, an animal hospital, a new coffee shop, and park flower beds were among the honorees during the Riverside Avondale Preservation awards that were presented virtually during the nonprofit’s annual meeting Feb. 18. More than 70 residents tuned in on Zoom to attend RAP’s first virtual annual meeting Feb. 18. Speaking at the event […]

Baptist joins Blue Zones in planning Jacksonville’s well-being transformation

Baptist joins Blue Zones in planning Jacksonville’s well-being transformation

In its quest to make Jacksonville a healthier and happier place to be, Baptist Health has invited Blue Zones to bring its expertise in well-being innovation to Jacksonville. The first phase is a Blue Zones Activate assessment and feasibility study that will help determine how to make Jacksonville a healthier and happier place to live, […]

Neighborhood volunteers put sparkle in Venetia Gates

Neighborhood volunteers put sparkle in Venetia Gates

Thanks to neighborhood volunteers, the 90-plus-year-old Venetia Gates at the intersection of Yacht Club Road and Ortega Boulevard have been repaired and sparkle once again. The gates had been the victim of a hit-and-run in the summer of 2019, which left huge concrete pieces in the road and on the sidewalk. Without a neighborhood association […]

Residents file lawsuit against a local factory to combat noxious smell

For the past three years Murray Hill residents have sporadically complained about noxious odors akin to the scent of turpentine wafting through their community late at night, early in the morning, and on weekends. And in the past three months, the problem has spread beyond Murray Hill’s borders and has become decidedly worse. “We could […]

Community meetings held on Robert E. Lee High School name change

Alumni, residents, current Lee High School students, and Parent-Teacher-Student Association members will have an opportunity to weigh in on whether they think the name of Robert E. Lee High School should be changed. The School Advisory Council of Robert E. Lee High School (SAC) held the first of five community meetings on the issue Feb. […]