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Scholarships awarded to twenty special recipients

Scholarships awarded to twenty special recipients

The Woman’s Club of Jacksonville presented scholarships to 20 area women recently at their luncheon.  Each received $3,000.00 to be used for educational expenses at Florida schools. Six recipients will be attending UNF, four to University of Florida, two each to FSCJ and UCF, and one each to FL A&M, Florida Southern and Jacksonville University. […]

Efron Family to Introduce Taverna Oceana in Early 2023

Efron Family to Introduce Taverna Oceana in Early 2023

Taverna Oceana is a raw bar and seafood-focused restaurant adjacent to Taverna’s existing location Chef Sam and Kiley Efron, the husband-and-wife team behind Taverna, will open Taverna Oceana in early 2023. The new raw bar and seafood-focused concept will be conveniently located next door to their existing concept located in San Marco Square. Taverna Oceana’s […]

New CEO for Leadership Jacksonville

New CEO for Leadership Jacksonville

Gracie Simendinger is succeeding Jill Langford Dame as the new Chief Executive Officer for Leadership Jacksonville. Dame announced her retirement in March of this year after serving as CEO since 2013. In a press release issued in June, Simendinger stated, “I am deeply invested in the future success of our city. I believe fully in […]

Rotary Leadership Round-Up: A look at the new leadership for community Rotary Clubs

Rotary Leadership Round-Up: A look at the new leadership for community Rotary Clubs

The first Rotary Club was launched on Feb. 23, 1905 by Chicago attorney Paul Harris as a club where “professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.” Since then, it evolved into a global network of clubs with 1.4 million members who contribute roughly 47 million annual volunteer hours. In northeast […]

Master Chief Harris retires, Bishop Kenny NJROTC celebrates his service

Master Chief Harris retires, Bishop Kenny NJROTC celebrates his service

Bishop Kenny High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Unit honored Master Chief Kevin Harris at his retirement ceremony on June 8, 2022. Master Chief Harris served the school for 16 years. After he retired from a 31-year career in the Navy, he was accepted into the Troop-to-Teacher program and became a Naval […]

Celebrating the Stars and Stripes

Celebrating the Stars and Stripes

Local ladies help raise awareness for our American traditions Jacksonville Chapter members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) handed out flags at St. Johns Avenue and Ingleside Avenue after placing flags up and down St. Johns Avenue on Flag Day, June 14. The Jacksonville Chapter was established in 1895 and is the mother […]

Episcopal Diocese of Florida Selects the Reverend Charlie Holt as Bishop Coadjutor Elect

Episcopal Diocese of Florida Selects the Reverend Charlie Holt as Bishop Coadjutor Elect

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida selected the Reverend Charlie Holt (Father Charlie) as its Bishop Coadjutor Elect during its 2022 Special Electing Convention Saturday, May 14 at St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville. Father Charlie will ultimately succeed the Diocese’s current bishop, the Rt. Reverend Samuel Johnson Howard (Bishop Howard), upon his retirement in late 2023 […]

Leadership Jacksonville honors three outstanding community leaders

Leadership Jacksonville honors three outstanding community leaders

Leadership Jacksonville, a nonprofit organization that educates, connects, and inspires diverse leaders to build and strengthen their communities, recently hosted Celebration 2022 to honor three outstanding community leaders. The honorees were Patrick (Pat) Geraghty, Julia (JuJu) Taylor, and Dr. Leon Haley (posthumously). Geraghty, President and CEO of GuideWell and Florida Blue is past chair of […]

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