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Actress signs wine bottles at Winn-Dixie

Actress signs wine bottles at Winn-Dixie

Television personality Lisa Vanderpump met with fans March 9 at the Winn-Dixie store in Ponte Vedra Beach to autograph bottles of her signature Vanderpump Rosé, a wine produced in the Côtes de Provence region of France. Among the lucky 300 who were first in line to meet with the star of “The Real Housewives of […]

New nonprofit has goal to assist at-risk youth

Elevate Jacksonville, a nonprofit with a goal to equip and empower underserved high school youth, has drawn civic and community leaders together to provide students with an opportunity – and a concrete plan – to graduate with a future in mind. Jon Heymann, executive director, along with Skip Allcorn and Frank Pearce as directors, established […]

Cummer’s new leader shares simple principles for relevance

Cummer’s new leader shares simple principles for relevance

           Members of the Ponce de León Society, an elite group of donors to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, gathered Feb. 6 at the St. Johns Quarter home of John Hurtubise and Ric Goodman for a meet-and-greet with Adam Levine, the George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and Chief Executive Officer of the […]

Couple to bequeath money for maintenance of Historic St. Nicholas cemetery

Couple to bequeath money for maintenance of Historic St. Nicholas cemetery

Considered to be an “abandoned” cemetery, with no families or funds to pay for its “perpetual” care, the Historic Cemetery in St. Nicholas, a final resting place for some of Jacksonville’s most prominent and founding families, including Katy Clinch and famed architect George Olaf Holmes, has long relied on the goodwill and sweat equity of […]

JEA shortlists San Marco plan for new headquarters

JEA shortlists San Marco plan for new headquarters

If Michael Balanky has his way, he will build the new headquarters of the Jacksonville Energy Authority in San Marco. Balanky, a Jacksonville native and Southbank resident, is CEO and president of Chase Properties and one of three developers on the short list to win the contract to build a new corporate headquarters for the […]

Park enhancements limit fishing, grant boaters access to San Marco

Feedback from San Marco residents was largely favorable as City of Jacksonville officials rolled out a preliminary design of a fishing platform and floating boat dock with water-taxi stand planned for San Marco’s Riverfront Park. The design was shared during a public meeting hosted by District 5 City Councilwoman Lori Boyer Jan. 24 at Balis […]

Annual preservation awards included surprises

Annual preservation awards included surprises

More than 150 attended the 45th Annual Riverside Avondale Preservation meeting, held Feb. 21 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, and heard the story of the historic district’s beginnings as well as RAP’s own founding by its founder, Wayne Wood. Riverside, founded in 1869, will be celebrating its 150 anniversary this year and […]

City Council approve s new truck route system to reduce traffic in residential neighborhoods

City Council approve s new truck route system to reduce traffic in residential neighborhoods

Three years after the City of Jacksonville’s Context Sensitive Street Standards Committee drafted a bill to regulate where commercial trucks could be driven on local roads, City Council passed an ordinance Jan. 22, 2019 restricting routes in residential neighborhoods. The new ordinance reduces the use of regulated trucks traveling on restricted roads except for delivery […]

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