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Space: The Duval Frontier

Space: The Duval Frontier

Leaders are vying for a piece of the astronomical economic pie It’s a sight as Floridian as an alligator: a massive rocket steaming away on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, ready to depart on another journey into the vast darkness of space. We’ve all cheered the triumph of a successful launch, and felt the […]

Wolfson NICU – 50 Years

Wolfson NICU – 50 Years

New tower features world-class technology In the five decades since Wolfson Children’s Hospital opened its first dedicated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, technology and medical interventions have advanced so remarkably that premature infants are surviving at much lower birth weights than would have been possible in its early years. With the opening this year of the […]

RAP hosts annual meeting, presents awards to community stewards

RAP hosts annual meeting, presents awards to community stewards

The local neighborhood preservation and advocacy group, Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), welcomed guests and award winners to Riverside Church at Park and King, formerly known as the Riverside Baptist Church, Feb. 17, for its annual meeting. The historic structure and courtyards set the perfect backdrop the evening festivities, where a collective of passionate locals rallied […]

Artist Walk inches closer to completion

Artist Walk inches closer to completion

City Council gavels another 5-million investment The City of Jacksonville is investing $8.8 million in the Artist Walk streetscape project with an adjoining skate park where the preliminary groundwork is underway east of Riverside Park in the Five Points neighborhood. Shannon Blankenship, director of the Riverside Arts Market (RAM), anticipates a significant increase in vendor […]

Industry experts predict housing market maintains strength into 2022

Industry experts predict housing market maintains strength into 2022

Local real estate professionals are solidly in agreement that the home-buying frenzy in the past two to three years will continue, albeit at a slowing pace, throughout 2022. The pandemic’s obvious side effects coupled with low mortgage rates and office workers moving from in-office to remote work have created a perfect storm for the housing […]

Eastside hosts sixth annual Melanin Market, Black History Parade

Eastside hosts sixth annual Melanin Market, Black History Parade

It was originally called Florida Avenue. In 1995, the City of Jacksonville renamed the Eastside street A. Philip Randolph Boulevard after the nationally lauded Civil Rights leader — and local hero — Asa Philip Randolph. This Saturday, Feb. 19, participants will honor the trail he blazed as they walk down his boulevard in Melanin Market’s […]

Love isn’t just for lovers

Love isn’t just for lovers

How to share the spirit of Valentine’s Day with anyone Valentine’s Day is a lovely idea and all, but you don’t need a holiday—or even a reason—to show someone love. Nor do you need to be “in love” with them to express your appreciation for who they are, what they do or how they affect […]

Residents, businesses jazzed for Edgewood Avenue improvements

Residents, businesses jazzed for Edgewood Avenue improvements

Construction is scheduled to begin next fall on $2.6 million in pedestrian safety, beautification and parking improvements on Edgewood Avenue between US 17 and Lenox Avenue. Businesses along the main street through the neighborhood are excited for the added crosswalks with flashing caution lights and more parking spaces that are features of the Florida Department […]