The Way We Were

The Way We Were: Ken Juro

The Way We Were: Ken Juro

Even though he was not born when his father fought the Japanese during World War II, Ken Juro learned plenty about resilience and conscientiousness from his father’s tales about his wartime experience. Juro, an Empire Point resident who has longtime ties to Ortega, grew up in Spring Park in the 1950s and often worked in […]

The Way We Were: Dr. William Cordell Mason III

The Way We Were: Dr. William Cordell Mason III

Reflecting on a 50-year career filled with medicine and ministry Reflecting on his 50 years as a hospital administrator for Baptist hospitals worldwide, Bill Mason realized his career was the perfect mix of medicine and ministry. The San Marco resident has held leadership positions at Baptist Health in Jacksonville for 40+ years, from 1978 until […]

The Way We Were: Arthur Chester Skinner, Jr.

The Way We Were: Arthur Chester Skinner, Jr.

As the sun’s rays penetrated through the pine trees, a young man galloped down the dirt roads of a primitive South Jacksonville in the 1930s on his horse, Vinny, long before commercial and residential areas and the city and state roads needed to provide transportation to them, were developed.  This was when the lands south […]

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 […]

The Way We Were: Wayne W. Wood

The Way We Were: Wayne W. Wood

Many years before Wayne W. Wood, 74, became a noted historian, author, and the founder of Riverside Avondale Preservation, he was just a kid from Belle Glade in South Florida visiting grandparents Guy D. and Elma T. Wood during the summers in Riverside. That was decades before he would run a successful optometry business in […]

The Way We Were: Michele Zavon Steinfeld

The Way We Were: Michele Zavon Steinfeld

Michele Zavon Steinfeld’s life is steeped in San Marco history. She was a member of Wolfson High School’s first graduating class in 1966 and assisted her mother in opening the first Shoe Rack on Hendricks Avenue in 1975. She was also a charter member and ambassador for the JCA (Jewish Community Alliance), an organization that […]

The Way We Were: Harry Frisch

The Way We Were: Harry Frisch

At age 96, Harry Frisch rides five days a week from his San Jose home to his office at Beaver Street Fisheries, where he climbs two flights of stairs at least twice a day and maintains a busy schedule of conference calls, luncheons and meetings. He jokes that he plans to take a day off […]

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