Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

Cummer unveils new visual identity

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens revealed a brand new look on Sept. 30, unveiling a fresh, bold design to the community. The Museum welcomed the community through its doors for the first time in 1961 and has grown in size, collection, and community impact Over the past 53 years, since its opening in […]

Dog Days of Summer Event Benefits Dog Park at Riverside Park

Dog Days of Summer  Event Benefits  Dog Park at Riverside Park

Riverside Avondale Preservation along with area merchants is pleased to announce the Dog Days of Summer event September 14th – 21st  to benefit the proposed John Gorrie Dog Park at Riverside Park.  During this entire week of events, people can support the dog park by simply visiting participating local businesses. The calendar of events include: […]

Street striping bill doesn’t address lack of parking

Residents in the Park Avenue and King Street area and in the Shoppes of Avondale area may be wondering what has happened to the recommendations put forth by the Parking Study Steering Committee (PSSC) earlier this year. According to Kay Ehas, chair of the committee, the striping requires legislation before Public Works Department can proceed […]

Riverside/Avondale Trolley weekend service nearly double that of Downtown trial

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) provided 640 trips on the Downtown Night Trolley during the two-night trial on August 1 and 2. The Downtown Trolley connected with the Riverside-Avondale Trolley from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, where ridership was 1,123, averaging 70 passengers per hour. According to Leigh Ann Rassler, JTA […]

Downtown Night Trolley Trial Run Connects with Riverside Avondale

The Riverside Avondale Night Trolley, which runs the first Friday and Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 2 am., will now connect with a new Downtown Night Trolley route in the Historic 5 Points commercial corridor. The new Downtown Night Trolley will add a loop from the Historic Five Points district to downtown restaurants […]

Local HAPPENINGS for May 2014

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Sat., May 3, noon, Riverside Park, 753 Park Street Join the overnight celebration as track walkers keep the light moving. For more information, visit relayforlife.org 3rd Annual RAP Bootlegger Ball Sat., May 3, 7 p.m., 1100 Stockton Street Flappers, food, and fun, including a casino room, entertainment, raffle, silent […]

Happenings for APRIL 2014

HAPPENINGS Spring Break Gymnastics Camp Apr. 4, 14-18, 21 Gyminators, 4603 Shirley Ave. Activities for boys and girls, up to age 17; call (904) 638-3712 for details. CAP 2nd Annual Run Your HeART Out 5K Sat., Apr. 5, 8 a.m., starts/ends at The Shoppes of Avondale Blooms Galore & More Sat., Apr. 5, 9 a.m. […]