Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

COVID-19 survivors help others by donating blood

Mayo Clinic and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers have teamed up with Baptist Health to conduct a trial using plasma donations from recovered Coronavirus patients to aid in the treatment of current COVID-19 patients. The plasma from recovered patients contains antibodies, or proteins in the blood, that can attack the virus and lessen its severity. The […]

Ascension to open vascular center, expects fewer COVID-19 cases

Ascension to open vascular center, expects fewer COVID-19 cases

Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside had two great pieces of news to share with the area’s historic neighborhoods on Monday: The completion and upcoming opening of a brand-new, $55 million center for heart patients, and what officials believe to be a falling off of new Coronavirus infections. Ascension has completed its new, $55-million Delores Barr Weaver […]

A Call To Support Your Community

A Call To Support Your Community

It’s no secret the Coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout has thrown everyone for a loop. Many small businesses within Jacksonville’s historic districts are struggling. Unfortunately, a few may not survive. The same holds true for our beloved community nonprofits. These organizations do so much to help those in need. If they aren’t there to […]

Village Bread donates 1,000 loaves to Feeding Northeast Florida

Village Bread donates 1,000 loaves to Feeding Northeast Florida

Village Bread is initiating a bread drive by donating 1,000 loaves of bread to Feeding Northeast Florida on Friday, April 10. “We are asking our local community to join us in giving back to those impacted by Covid-19,” said Vinny Jubani, president of Village Bread & Bagel. “Last Friday, April 3, we teamed up with […]

COVID-19 changes way neighborhood church observes Holy Week

COVID-19 changes way neighborhood church observes Holy Week

Religious institutions around the world are changing the way they connect with people during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to offering virtual services, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is engaging its parishioners during Holy Week by using a different “outside-the-church” idea. Beginning Holy Monday through Good Friday, parishioners are invited to walk, drive or bike the […]

LifeSouth seeks recovered COVID-19 patients to help by donating plasma

LifeSouth seeks recovered COVID-19 patients to help by donating plasma

LifeSouth is partnering with medical centers in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama to collect plasma from COVID-19 patients who have recovered from the virus, to transfuse to patients with COVID-19 to help with recovery. Recovered COVID-19 patients who were tested and found positive, can donate plasma if they have not had symptoms for at least 14 […]

American Heart virtual challenges help families curb cabin fever

American Heart virtual challenges help families curb cabin fever

The American Heart Association is helping families stay active and healthy through its Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge. The virtual experience includes a 10-day challenge, featuring fun, engaging activities that will not only help combat a case of cabin fever, but it will also allow students and parents to stay connected while not […]

Families benefit from Salvation Army care packages

Families benefit from Salvation Army care packages

The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida assembled and delivered care packages to 50 families, providing food and supplies to 184 children and adults. The Army learned of the need through a concerned citizen, who had partnered with a local school to identify the community where elementary and middle school students were unable to get free […]