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The Way We Were: Michael Swann

The Way We Were: Michael Swann

From playing baseball at Lakeside Park or fishing with the boys at Fishweir Creek as a youngster, to now, walking the streets as a human billboard advertising the Cathedral District Project during Art Walk, Michael Swann’s love for community runs deep.  Swann’s outlook and life priorities have been molded by the connections he’s made with […]

The Way We Were: Carole Poindexter

The Way We Were: Carole Poindexter

Sometimes you don’t have to leave home to make an impact in others’ lives, or succeed in business, breaking a few glass ceilings and motivating folks along the way.  For Colonial Manor resident Carole Poindexter, being a life-long “stayer” – in her family neighborhood, with the same company her entire career, and by increasing dedication […]

First annual Foster Closet gala a success

First annual Foster Closet gala a success

There was no question the 1st Annual Fostering the Light of Hope gala to benefit Foster Closet was an overwhelming success. Approximately 160 guests attended the event, which was held at the Jacksonville Marriott, Feb. 29.  Co-chairing the event were Jayne McLeod and Mae Skoglund. Former Jaguar Greg Huntington joined Staci Spanos of WJXT as […]

Heart Ball raises record $1.7+ million

Heart Ball raises record $1.7+ million

Chaired by Frances and Anthony Jabbour, CEO of Black Knight, the 2020 First Coast Heart Ball March 7 at Sawgrass Marriott raised a record-breaking $1,766,000, making it the most successful ever for the American Heart Association on the First Coast. Funds from the event support life-saving research, education and raising awareness for cardiovascular diseases and […]

Celebrities, guests mingle at Furyk and Friends concert

Celebrities, guests mingle at Furyk and Friends concert

Twenty-nine members of the PGA Tour, seven celebrity musicians, five professional baseball players, four NFL players and coaches, one member of the National Basketball Association and Comedian Jackie Flynn joined PGA golfer Jim Furyk and his wife, Tabitha, at the 10th Annual Furyk and Friends Foundation concert and celebrity golf Classic at TPC Sawgrass March […]

San Jose Episcopal gala marks school’s 70th anniversary

San Jose Episcopal gala marks school’s 70th anniversary

San Jose Episcopal Day School celebrated its 70th anniversary when it presented its Denim, Diamonds and Dice Gala March 7 at the school. The event included delicious food, drinks, a silent auction, live auction and casino games also marked Lori Menger’s 10th anniversary as Head of School. Featured as emcee and auctioneer was Anna Baumeister […]

Nonprofits adapt quickly to cope with health shifts, more need

Nonprofits adapt quickly to cope with health shifts, more need

While business as usual has come to a halt all over Northeast Florida as residents heed government orders to shelter in place, several nonprofits continue to serve the needs of Jacksonville’s most vulnerable citizens. Feeding Northeast Florida, Sulzbacher, City Rescue Mission, Clara White Mission, Aging True, UCOM and the Salvation Army, all nonprofits that assist […]

Shoppers eye treasures at Junior League rummage sale

Shoppers eye treasures at Junior League rummage sale

Shoppers from all over the city enjoyed Jacksonville’s largest pop-up rummage sale Feb. 29 at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.  Sponsored by the Junior League of Jacksonville, the Whale of a Sale offered 30,000 square feet of furniture, clothes, home goods, toys, tailgating gear, and more for patrons to sort through. Food, drinks, and entertainment were offered […]

CDC: Companion pets won’t get you sick

CDC: Companion pets won’t get you sick

Pet owners, who question if the new coronavirus COVID-19 can infect or harm animals, will take comfort in the constantly updated information now available. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), in coordination with the scientific veterinarian community and leading animal experts and organizations, have released pet owner and pet safety guidelines to […]