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VyStar creating major presence downtown

VyStar creating major presence downtown

With its roots firmly grounded in the Jacksonville military community, VyStar Credit Union couldn’t be a better partner for the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The announcement about the arena comes six months after VyStar purchased the SunTrust Tower in August 2018 to renovate and serve as its headquarters. The financial institution expects to move from […]

Mother honors memory of son with fundraiser for Gateway

Mother honors memory of son with fundraiser for Gateway

As a child, Max McCauley was sweet-spirited, fun-loving and full of life. He always wanted to be surrounded by his posse of friends, and he was the kind of kid who couldn’t sleep at night if he thought his mom was mad at him or upset with him.  Max’s boundless energy and his craving to […]

New Holocaust exhibit honors those who protected Jews

New Holocaust exhibit honors those who protected Jews

“Far less than half of the people in the United States know that six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust,” said Gay Block during her compelling presentation at the Feb. 19 VIP Preview for her exhibition, “RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust.” The exhibition is the second held in the Jewish Family […]

Annual road race supports life-saving equipment for Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Annual road race supports life-saving equipment for Wolfson Children’s Hospital

More than 2,000 runners took part in the 10th Annual Wolfson Children’s Challenge, a road race event Jan. 26 that raised money for the only children’s hospital in Jacksonville. Funds collected from the event support an endowment established in 2013 to provide the hospital with life-saving trauma equipment and technology. The event, which took place […]

‘Building the Dream’ expansion program underway at North Florida School of Special Education

‘Building the Dream’ expansion program underway at North Florida School of Special Education

Touching and heartwarming or, as Mayor Lenny Curry said, “This is a first, this is really cool. To me, I get to see what this represents. We’ve had academics, art, music, sports…a horse that just walked down the middle of the event.” Jacksonville’s mayor was speaking about the ceremonial groundbreaking for the North Florida School […]

Zarkis named as new city bike/ped coordinator

Stephanie Zarkis, Jacksonville’s new Bicycle and Pedestrian coordinator, is serious about doing everything she can to make the city safer for those traveling on two wheels or two legs. “I am excited for this new opportunity,” said Zarkis who worked in the City’s Transportation and Planning Division for the past two and a half years. […]

New grove dedicated in old park honors memory of AIDS victims

Two years after the Valentine’s Day vote was passed 12-6 by Jacksonville City Council to include sexual orientation and gender identity in the Human Rights Ordinance prohibiting discrimination for public accommodations, employment and housing, another significant event for the LGBTQ community occurred this Valentine’s Day. Several hundred people took time during the lunch hour to […]

Oldest bicycle shop in Jacksonville celebrates building’s anniversary

Oldest bicycle shop in Jacksonville celebrates building’s anniversary

While some companies celebrate milestone anniversaries of their founding, the Fetzer brothers, Charlie and Mark, will throw a 50th birthday bash March 22 for the building that has been home to a much older company, LakeShore Bicycles. According to Charlie Fetzer, the company has been around since the 1930s, although under different names, and under […]