Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Celebrating the New Year in style

Celebrating the New Year in style

It was an evening to remember, as families and friends joined one another for a New Year’s celebration in the duPont Mansion on the grounds of Epping Forest Yacht Club. Members and guests enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, party favors and a champagne toast- along with a DJ that kept the party moving all night […]

Ducks Unlimited gains local support, resurgence

Ducks Unlimited gains local support, resurgence

The local Jacksonville chapter of Ducks Unlimited brought out the big guns, drawing corporate and other business support for the annual banquet in Riverside. The event, held at the Firefighter’s Hall on Stockton Street, drew hundreds of hunting, fishing and wetlands enthusiasts for one common goal- the preservation and protection of future wetlands. Since 1937, […]

Women celebrate nominations, distinction

Women celebrate nominations, distinction

The Haskell Corporation headquarters on Riverside Avenue played host to a ceremony in honor of nominees for the latest round of Women of Distinction in Jacksonville. The evening of camaraderie was a precursor in preparation for the upcoming celebration of achievement. Girl Scouts of Gateway Council’s annual Women of Distinction luncheon honors local women whose […]

A pearl of an evening at Oyster Roast

A pearl of an  evening at Oyster Roast

River lovers and supporters of the St. John’s biggest advocacy agency, The St. Johns Riverkeeper, came out to dine on Oysters and sample culinary creations, Nov. 16. The annual party draws from all reaches of the city as an outstanding silent auction, Oyster dinner and infamous cold weather ‘snap’ always arrive on time, making it […]

Good coverage: Festival thrives in new Treaty Oak location

Good coverage: Festival thrives in new Treaty Oak location

Residents enjoyed fine food and wine for a great cause last month under the historic branches of the Southbank’s Treaty Oak. Catholic Charities hosted its 9th Annual Festival d’Vine at Treaty Oak Park, coordinating with local distributors to provide more than 200 sample wines for guests. The event also featured many area restaurants including Akel’s […]

Cunningham Couture 10th anniversary

Valued clientele and special guests enjoyed a unique and scrumptious spread at Linda Cunningham’s 10th Anniversary Party in San Marco. The week’s events included daily discounts on clothing, jewelry, accessories and Linda’s salon collection at the boutique on Kings Avenue.

Garage sale for a cause

The Zonta Club of Jacksonville donated time and “treasures” on a late Fall Saturday to promote education for women, eradicate human trafficking, help victims of domestic violence and promote gender equality.

Success at the Soiree, Celebrating 50

The College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University celebrated its 50th anniversary Nov. 19. The CFA Soiree, co-Chaired by Linda Berry Stein and Irene Lazzara, was an urban-style spectacle with more than 500 people in attendance sporting their hottest urban chic attire. Along with celebrating the 50 years of the college, the school helped recognize […]