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Riverside, other urban neighborhoods play key roles in Downtown redevelopment

Riverside, other urban neighborhoods  play key roles in Downtown redevelopment

Sustained commercial growth in Riverside and a flurry of legislation passed in December by the Jacksonville City Council are serving as fuel to keep the Downtown revitalization engine running, local business leaders say. Redeveloping Downtown – which has been a priority for Mayor Alvin Brown since he took office 18 months ago – will depend […]

Jaguars owner visits St. Vincent’s Riverside

Jaguars owner visits St. Vincent’s Riverside

St. Vincent’s HealthCare welcomed Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan and President Mark Lamping to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside on Dec. 22. Khan and Lamping visited with physicians and staff members and toured the Gary and Nancy Chartrand Heart & Vascular Center, the Winston Family Orthopedic Center of Excellence and a St. Vincent’s HealthCare mobile […]

Legislation will revitalize Brooklyn neighborhood

Legislation will revitalize Brooklyn neighborhood

New jobs, new housing, more retail opportunities Christmas came early for developer Pope & Land Jax Riverside LP. And the signed legislation authorizing the city to move forward with public investment will be a gift that keeps on giving for the temporary and permanent jobs to be created, the aging public infrastructure to be revamped […]

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens wants to connect dots

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens wants to connect dots

  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens wants to connect dots – cultural, civic and environmental dots, that is. According to museum director Hope McMath, The Cummer’s campus is undergoing a $3.5 million restoration and landscape enhancement project that began with the first phase last September in the heretofore non-public Olmsted Garden. “This project […]

St. Johns Riverkeeper Volunteers of the Year

St. Johns Riverkeeper Volunteers of the Year

St. Johns Riverkeeper, a nonprofit advocacy organization for the St. Johns River, recently announced the recipients of its 2012 Volunteer Awards: St. Johns River Advocate of the Year: Jim Alabiso is an outspoken advocate for the St. Johns River. Jim and his JumpingFish team have organized 6-kilometer swims across the river, a 12-mile swim up […]

32nd Red Rose Ball

32nd Red Rose Ball

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation to host Viva la Rosa!, the 32nd annual Red Rose Ball on Feb. 8, 2013 at the Jacksonville Marriott at Southpoint. Amazing excursions are up for bidding at an auction emceed by former Pro Football player Tony Boselli, including a Hunting & Fishing trip in Aspen, a VIP Kentucky Derby experience, […]

Wine, tastings and good times in 5 Points

Wine, tastings and good times in 5 Points

The Riverside WineFest & Fall Festival rolled out the merlot carpet, as wine and dining options continue to grow during the annual fundraiser. Over 300 wine varieties rounded out the evening, with many vineyard representatives on hand to discuss firsthand knowledge of their varieties. Funds raised by the benefit will help Riverside Avondale Preservation as […]

Davin Park’s beautiful setting home to Balis Park fundraiser

Davin Park’s beautiful setting home to Balis Park fundraiser

Autumn in the Park sponsor Anita Vining, Prudential Network Realty, and planner Anita Morrill, Empty Nest Events, drew an SRO crowd from all over Jacksonville for the third annual Farm to Table event in Davin Park to benefit San Marco’s new Balis Park. Over 150 attended the fundraiser on a perfect autumn afternoon, enjoying a […]