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Experiencing life through a different lens

Experiencing life  through a different lens

We asked Julia Nichols, an Ortega Forest resident and junior this year at St. John’s Country Day School, to share her summer adventure with our readers. In her words…

Garden Under the Stars gala benefits two worthy causes

Garden Under the Stars gala benefits two worthy causes

Ladies attired in floral prints and gents in snappy sports coats added to the blooming ambiance of CSI Gives Back’s inaugural gala, A Garden Under the Stars, at Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach June 29. As the Who Rescued Who band serenaded guests in the hotel courtyard, a silent auction and a raffle helped […]

MOCA patrons preview new Project Atrium installation

MOCA patrons preview new Project Atrium installation

Patrons of the Museum of Contemporary Art—Jacksonville (MOCA) turned out July 18 to preview the latest Project Atrium installation, “Camp/Wall/Flock” by celebrated international artist Khalid Albaih. The exhibit, on display through October 27, highlights the refugee and asylee community in Northeast Florida, as well as the city of Jacksonville as a point of entry into […]

Golf community applauds founding of Art of Freedom Foundation

Golf community applauds founding of Art of Freedom Foundation

Nearly 100 golf aficionados celebrated the launching of Valentino Dixon’s Art of Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to shining a light on injustice by working with local, state, and federal lawmakers to achieve prison and sentencing reform and to champion the voices of the wrongly convicted during a special reception July 8 at TPC Sawgrass. […]

Residents balk at city requirement to pay for one-way signage

Residents balk at city requirement to pay for one-way signage

To combat the congested mess San Marco Place has become, several residents on that street want the City of Jacksonville to convert their tiny thoroughfare into a one-way street heading south from Hendricks Avenue to Belmont Terrace. They also feel it is “inappropriate” for the City to require property owners to pay a substantial portion […]

Hendricks crosswalk to increase safety and walkability near Bold Bean

Hendricks crosswalk to increase safety and walkability near Bold Bean

There is happy news for patrons of Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and other neighboring businesses on Hendricks Avenue north of Atlantic Boulevard. The Florida Department of Transportation is planning to install a mid-block crosswalk near the entrance of the popular coffeehouse in mid-August. The project will include a striped crosswalk and push-button walk signal with […]

Murray Hill on edge over impending decision on self-storage facility

Murray Hill on edge over impending decision on self-storage facility

Murray Hill residents are starting to worry the recent surge in popularity of the more-than-century-old urban community is becoming attractive for developments, such as a self-storage facility, that they feel could detract from the neighborhood’s charm and family-friendly atmosphere. “These types of developments will inhibit the growth and resurgence of Murray Hill that has been […]

Avondale demolition and reconstruction met with excitement, apprehension

Avondale demolition and reconstruction met with excitement, apprehension

Telltale blue signs posted in the window fronts at 3562 St Johns Ave. signify another change to the culture of the historic Shoppes of Avondale – this time in the form of a coffee shop and more.  The 7,200-square-foot structure that formerly housed an ice cream shop and two retail stores will be demolished and […]

Historic San Marco church to sell land for residential development

Historic San Marco church to sell land for residential development

Dramatic change is coming to the campus of one of the oldest religious congregations in historic San Marco. South Jacksonville Presbyterian, a San Marco church that has been an important part of Jacksonville’s expansion south of the St. Johns River since the early 1900s, is downsizing. In mid-July, church trustees signed an agreement with Harbert […]