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Keep Jacksonville Beautiful cleanup volunteers make city sparkle

Keep Jacksonville Beautiful cleanup volunteers make city sparkle

If the St. Johns River’s creeks and tributaries and the city’s parks shine a little brighter these days, it is thanks to the more than 420 volunteers who picked up litter as part of the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful’s 24th Annual Cleanup Day March 16. “We are pleased by the turnout of […]

Youth Leadership Jacksonville helps raise up future community leaders

Youth Leadership Jacksonville helps raise up future community leaders

Crossing the bridge from adolescence to adulthood can be a challenging time for many high schoolers. They spend years studying science, math and other academic subjects, but they aren’t always adequately prepared to step outside the confines of their comfort zones and assume leadership roles.  The Youth Leadership Jacksonville program helps fill in that gap […]

School campus installs Little Free Libraries for two languages

School campus installs Little Free Libraries for two languages

When the West Riverside Elementary School PTA received a generous, anonymous donation they decided to do something special which would benefit everyone and chose to install a Little Free Library, then got idea to purchase two – one for English books and one for Spanish books – to fit the needs of the school.  The […]

Preschoolers share role in local production of Tony-nominated musical

Preschoolers share role in local production of Tony-nominated musical

Look out, Hollywood, your next big “little” star may come from Jacksonville. Two young girls, Whitney Shillingford of San Marco and Bailey Dorman of Orange Park, were chosen to share the role of Lulu in the musical “Waitress,” a Tony-nominated show brought to Jacksonville last month by the FSCJ Artist Series. The girls alternated the […]

The Way We Were: Joyce & Malcolm Hanson

The Way We Were: Joyce & Malcolm Hanson

Her most treasured wall hangings in the charming 1942 painted brick home on Dunsford Road help weave the story of Joyce and Malcolm Hanson’s lives individually and together in the San Marco and Lakewood areas. For Joyce, the drawing that hangs just to the right when you walk in the front door captures the beginning […]

The Way We Were: Allison Watson

The Way We Were: Allison Watson

Allison Watson said she was born to create art.  Growing up in Ortega, Allison Watson spent many hours at the home of her grandparents, Malachi and Lucy Haughton, on the St. Johns River. An only child, she spent time fishing and shrimping off the dock at their house on Ortega Boulevard three houses down from […]

Councilman works to address rentals in quiet neighborhoods

Councilman works to address rentals in quiet neighborhoods

Jim Love’s last hurrah could be one of the most significant – next to co-sponsoring the Human Rights Ordinance – of his eight-year career as City Councilman for District 14. While Love has several positive initiatives to his credit on behalf of his constituents – including the opening of the John Gorrie Dog Park, the […]

Residents debate mayor’s plan to demolish The Landing

Residents debate mayor’s plan to demolish The Landing

Not everyone is on board with Mayor Lenny Curry’s idea to have the City of Jacksonville buy back and demolish The Jacksonville Landing in favor of building a riverfront park. In fact, many are alarmed with the speed at which the Mayor’s plan is being pushed through City Hall. On March 26, after much discussion, […]

Colorful, cheerful gala supports day school

Colorful, cheerful gala supports day school

San Jose Episcopal Day School hosted its annual gala and fundraiser March 9 at the Jessie Ball duPont Center. “Color Me Happy!” was the theme and guests complied, wearing bright pinks, greens, blues and yellows, outdoing the colorful decorations throughout the downtown venue. The event, which raised over $84,000, supports the school through ticket sales […]