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Wine fundraiser draws a crowd, funds for San Marco Preservation

Wine fundraiser draws a crowd, funds for San Marco Preservation

It was another beautiful Spring afternoon in San Marco, as over 400 patrons made way through three of the area’s historic, beautiful parks to enjoy their afternoon in support of the local preservation group, Saturday, April 23. From fine reds to the sparkling champagnes, Wine Down in the Parks pours were generous, good times were […]

San Marco Merchants celebrate success of Inaugural Beer Fest

San Marco Merchants celebrate success of Inaugural Beer Fest

Lovers of all things San Marco, those that enjoy craft beer, and those seeking a great Saturday outing were in for a treat as patrons packed the San Marco Square to enjoy the inaugural San Marco Beer Fest.        The Spring weather was the charm as 20 local breweries brought their finest bubbles and craft […]

Catholic Charities back to its Black and White Ball

Catholic Charities back to its Black and White Ball

Catholic Charities gathered its top patrons and most fervent supporters to enjoy an evening at EverBank Field in its Gallagher Club, as the latest Black and White Ball took place Sat., March 26. As part of its annual fundraising efforts, the event helps to raise funds for programs that help raise families out of poverty, […]

Nashville Company Set to Open Music Venue in Rail Yard District

Nashville Company Set to Open Music Venue in Rail Yard District

The latest piece of the Rail Yard District development puzzle has fallen into place, with a Nashville company committing to creating a music and event venue on the Dennis + Ives site. Marathon Live, which offers full-service venue management, will build and operate an as-yet-unnamed space for concerts, weddings, galas, parties, and other functions. “We’re […]

Jacksonville Women in the Arts: A timeline

Jacksonville Women in the Arts: A timeline

We have all come to recognize March as Women’s History Month. It began, however, as a local celebration created and executed in 1978 by an educational task force in northern California and rather than a month, it lasted only a week. The first National Women’s History Week was designated by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. […]

Easter: A season of revival for area churches

Easter: A season of revival for area churches

Churches are celebrating the resurrection this Easter season, but they are celebrating something else – a revival. Churches of all denominations have seen their membership and attendance decline in the last decade because younger generations are less inclined to identify with established religion. And that was before the pandemic shutdown group activities. As we emerge […]

Local organizations launch campaigns to support Ukraine

Local organizations launch campaigns to support Ukraine

Local charities and organizations in Jacksonville have joined the global rally to support the people of Ukraine. Since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine in February, millions of Ukrainians have fled the country with little more than whatever they could carry — or, in some cases, nothing at all — seeking safety […]

HISTORY in pen & ink: Jacksonville’s Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

HISTORY in pen & ink: Jacksonville’s Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had a problem many writers can relate to at one point or another in their career: He could not figure out the title for the story he was working on. After writing a working title down in a strong, confident hand, Doyle eventually struck it out with his pen, scrawling another […]