Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Guild presents big check to JACKSONVILLE Symphony

Guild presents big check to JACKSONVILLE  Symphony

The San Jose Country Club was the place to be on June 4, when the Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony celebrated the installation of new officers at its annual luncheon. In addition, outgoing president Alberta Hipps presented a check for $40,000 to Symphony president David Pierson and Chairman of the Board Richard Pierpont. Two scholarships […]

Friends and patrons enjoy rock opera at home of historian

Dr. Wayne Wood and Douglas Coleman teamed up to help local author, playwright, singer and musician Jennifer Chase bring to life the rich history of the French in Jacksonville. Musical excerpts of Chase’s rock opera “La Caroline” were performed live by the fabulous cast and band at the Riverside home of Dr. Wayne Wood on […]

JCCI Forward holds Prom With a Vengeance

WJCT Studios jumped in to save the day when JCCI Forward’s original location for its 3rd annual prom event had been double booked with a high school prom. The event celebrated the organization’s mission with style. Forward brings Jacksonville’s emerging leaders together to learn about the community, engage in problem solving, and act to make […]

Celebrating community outreach with a night of giving

The Rotary Club of San Jose delivered on its promise to serve the community, as some of Jacksonville’s most notable nonprofits received checks to fulfill their missions. Rogers Joseph, current Treasurer said, “It’s a culmination of work and fundraisers and it’s not just about money. We’re now deciding where the funding will go and many […]

Rotarians celebrate dedication of San Jose Tower

Landmark now on National Historic Registry The infamous San Jose Estates, which began to be built during the 1920s, now has an official symbol to represent the development’s place in history. Thanks to the efforts of a group of dedicated Rotarians, the attractive Marsh and Saxelbye designed Mediterranean Revival, two-story stucco-covered tower now has historic […]

A match made in media heaven

Ilyssa Trussel and Joe Drumm covered a lot of stories together but their favorite is the one that didn’t make the evening news – their personal love story. Trussel came to Jacksonville in 2007 as a reporter for Action News where Drumm was working as a videographer. Drumm says he had his eye on the […]

Balanky turns helm over to Brew at annual Change of Command

The traditional roasting of the Commodore was just one of the many fun events at the April 19 “Change of Command” at Epping Forest Yacht Club. Immediate Past Commodore Michael Balanky also presented the Fitness Program Award to Dr. Eduardo and Isaida Sanchez for their support of one of the club’s departments. The ceremony, held […]

Bootlegger’s Ball has crowd a-shimmyin’ and a-shakin’

Bootlegger’s Ball  has crowd  a-shimmyin’  and a-shakin’

Flappers and their gents were out for a night of Twenty-two Skidoo and Chattanooga Choo-choo in celebration of the Roarin’ Twenties. The hush-hush location for the 2nd annual speakeasy party, sponsored by Riverside Avondale Preservation, was none other than Worsham Hall at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Food from Biscottis, Black Sheep and Salty […]