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Gateway project to San Marco breaks ground

Gateway project to San Marco breaks ground

Milton Dykes, pastor of Southside Assembly of God Church, grew emotional as he blessed the flattened ground where San Marco Crossing would soon be built. It was the place his church, which has moved to a new edifice in Southside, had once stood and where his flock had worshiped for 70 years. “It’s a real […]

Publix finally coming to San Marco

Publix finally coming to San Marco

It looks like Publix might finally make its way to its long-awaited location in East San Marco after all. Regency Centers, owner of the property, plans to unveil plans for its 4.33-acre parcel at the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Hendricks Avenue during a special San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS) Town Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 3 […]

One Man’s War

One Man’s War

When Hurricane Irma slammed into Jacksonville in September 2017, flooding caused severe property damage to many homes along the St. Johns River, but for one Lakewood family, Irma turned up a treasure-trove of priceless memorabilia. While attempting to salvage items from the water-soaked storage area of his in-law’s condo, William Harrell discovered the weathered, leather-bound […]

Love for animals feted during Humane Society gala

Love for animals feted during Humane Society gala

Longtime animal lovers Tom and Betty Petway were honored during the Jacksonville Humane Society’s 21st Annual Toast of the Animals gala at TIAA Stadium Sept. 21. Hundreds of guests roamed the spacious US Assure Club West while enjoying scrumptious fare and drinks from 24 vendors and restaurants. Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell and his […]

Equal Justice Award named for 2019

Equal Justice Award named for 2019

Judge Hugh Carithers, chair of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Pro Bono Committee, took home the Equal Justice Award hardware during the 20th Annual Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Award Celebration Sept. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.  Carithers recently retired after serving as administrative judge of the Family Division of the Fourth Judicial […]

POW/MIA memorial gets new name, bill introduced to Congress

POW/MIA memorial gets new name, bill introduced to Congress

The POW/MIA memorial complex at Cecil Commerce Center is a big step closer to a sought-after national historic designation that could help net funding for further development. It also has a new name: The National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum. Retired Navy Capt. Robert “Bob” Buehn said that U.S. Reps. John Rutherford and Al Lawson introduced […]

Budget approved for 5 Points Concept Plan

Budget approved for  5 Points Concept Plan

The 5 Points Concept Plan, in the pipeline since 2013, is about to become a reality.  Bill number 2019-0505, a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) bill that contains provisions for the 5 Points improvements, was unanimously passed by City Council Sept. 24 and work is slated to begin in January.  District 14 Councilwoman Randy DeFoor, with […]

St. Vincent’s draws a crowd for Delicious Destinations

St. Vincent’s draws a crowd for Delicious Destinations

The Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation brought friends together, as top donors and the mission’s biggest fans made way to the beaches to celebrate the 18th Annual Delicious Destinations. The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club played host to the gathering of top chefs from throughout the Southeast who served superb cuisine paired with fine wines and […]

The Way We Were: Margarette Jeanne Hardage Chambliss

The Way We Were: Margarette Jeanne Hardage Chambliss

A conversation with Jeanne Hardage Chambliss is an amusing, witty journey filled with interesting stories of growing up in Riverside, her extensive world travels, fascinating people she knows and has known, her 40-plus years of teaching experience, and what it takes to live and die.  Chambliss’s family helped shape her into the memorable person she […]