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Making sure the knot stays tied

Making sure the knot stays tied

Project SOS invests in healthy marriages As a nonprofit celebrating 20 years, Project SOS is thrilled when couples from its “Why Knot” marriage communications program reach an anniversary milestone one year at a time. Learning solid communication skills is what’s behind the “Why Knot” program and, contrary to the early days of a couple’s relationship, […]

Concerned condo residents speak out against BRT

Concerned condo residents speak out against BRT

Can JTA resolve conflict with urban lifestyle desires? With emotions running hot and high at the Southbank Community JTA Bus Rapid Transit meeting on Feb. 19 at the Wyndham Hotel, the estimated 100 or so community members were mostly of one voice and like mind: Stop the project! The Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s Bus Rapid Transit […]

One Spark drumming up excitement for five-day event

One Spark drumming up excitement for five-day event

Local band Four Families contributing to new mobile app One Spark – calling itself “The world’s crowdfunding festival” – is promoted as a five-day event for creators, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators (collectively, “creators”). It’s been talked about in the media since last September. It has managed to raise a quarter of a million dollars in […]

New Community Hospice Center at St. Vincent’s to be a blessing

New Community Hospice Center at  St. Vincent’s to be a blessing

Less than a year to the March 2012 announcement of the plans to build a 10-bed inpatient hospice unit, the ribbon was cut on Feb. 20 for the Community Hospice Center at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside following a dedication and blessing ceremony. The 34-year-old nonprofit hospice provider serves residents in five counties, at home, […]

St. Johns Riverkeeper and EverBank team up to educate

St. Johns Riverkeeper and EverBank team up to educate

Students learn it’s their river to protect Despite the chilly start to the early February morning, 44 excited students from S.P. Livingston Elementary gathered at Friendship Fountain Park for instructions from the St. Johns Riverkeeper’s Education Director, Jennie Busey. “When I ask ‘Whose river is this?’ what are you going to tell me?” she asked. […]

Local health care providers cooperate on needs assessment

Local health care providers cooperate on needs assessment

Access to health care single most important issue If you are limited in your access to health care then you may be happy to know that your issue is on the radar of the area’s top health care providers. A year-long heath care needs assessment conducted by a uniquely cooperative partnership of local hospitals and […]

Buying or selling, the real estate market is back on track

Buying or selling, the real estate market is back on track

Low interest rates for buyers, low inventory for sellers make for a balanced market After years of languishing in the basement, the Historic District’s real estate market has moved back upstairs and flung open the doors and windows to welcome in the sunshine of recovery. The best news is that, at the moment, both buyers […]

Local Rotarians support St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Services

Local Rotarians support St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Services

Left to right: The Rotary Club of Jacksonville’s Steve Bacalis (past president), Bill Mason (president elect), Tommy Grimes (past governor Rotary District 6970), and Percy Rosenbloom (past president) with Jane Lanier, CFRE President & System Chief Development Officer of St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation, Dick Mueller (past president) and David Pringle (EVP, Mission Integration, St. Vincent’s […]