Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

Strides for pride is one for the history books

Strides for pride is one for the history books

Despite the virtual nature of this year’s JASMYN 5K Strides for Pride run/walk, the LGBT community and allied supporters came out to support kids, teens, adults, families, gay and straight of all races and cultural backgrounds. Runners and walkers of all fitness levels were challenged to raise funds on their own funds, by earning sponsorships […]

Country music group helps raise funds

Country music group helps raise funds

Headlined by Lady A, the multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning country music group, the First Coast American Heart Association’s 2021 Heart Ball raised over $1.6 million. More than 400 people attended this year’s digital experience on April 14th, which was emceed by J.P. Shadrick, radio and TV host for the Jaguars, and chaired by Michele and Chuck […]

Proposal for senior living facilities draws interest, ire of neighbors

Proposal for senior living facilities draws interest, ire of neighbors

Is a high-end, luxury senior community needed in the Ortega area? The answer is yes or no, depending on who you ask. In May, representatives from local developer Vestcor plan to make a pitch to the City for the community, which would require zoning changes to a proposed site situated next to the popular Marina […]

IMAGINATION SQUARED10 art exhibition celebrates Project Atrium’s 10-year anniversary

IMAGINATION SQUARED10 art exhibition celebrates Project Atrium’s 10-year anniversary

MOCA Jacksonville celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its Project Atrium installation series withthe exhibition “IMAGINATION SQUARED10: A CREATIVE COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO OUR TIMES.” More than 600 works submitted by the community of Greater Jacksonville are on view April 16 – August 8, 2021. In December 2020, the museum placed a public call for art asking […]

New tree canopy coming to Riverside and Avondale

New tree canopy coming to Riverside and Avondale

Forty-three new trees will soon grace Riverside and St. Johns avenues (State Road 211). The FDOT is currently preparing the roadway for the addition of new trees and the removal of some Pindo Palms that are either aged out, rotting or diseased, according to FDOT. “Recent collaboration between the FDOT, JEA, Council member Randy DeFoor, […]

Inspired by a zest for life

Inspired by a zest for life

Heartspace Art founders Ian and Danielle Cleary have painted a new mural, a mural with a message. Their latest work of inspiring art can be found on a wooden slat fence in Murray Hill. The scene is of three sunflowers popping out of clouds, reaching for the sky. Danielle likens it to a metaphor for […]

Riverside, 5Points advocates look forward to dockage, water access

Riverside, 5Points advocates look forward to dockage, water access

Plans for a new floating dock at the end of Post Street are getting closer to fruition, to the anticipation of area residents, homeowners and business owners hoping for a new place to dock their boat for a bit or hop a ride or cruise on the water taxi connecting the North and South banks. […]

Riverfront development gains conceptual approval from DDRB

Riverfront development gains conceptual approval from DDRB

Over the past two months, the highly anticipated project set to replace River City Brewing Company on the Southbank had gone back to the drawing board. After some tough scrutiny over the project’s highest and best use, as well as its size and scope, developers illustrated a willingness to get creative and come to the […]