Neighborhood News

Garden club, Haskell to host talk from top nature photographer

One of Florida’s premier nature photographers, John Moran, will speak and show a selection of his photographs on Nov. 13. The event is free, and will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Jacksonville Downtown Library’s Hicks Auditorium. Moran has spent 30 years photographing the natural beauty that is Florida and, in so […]

Empty Bowls event to benefit Second Harvest

The 28th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon to benefit Second Harvest North Florida is set for Nov. 13 at noon at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Bank of America is the presenting sponsor and this year’s theme is “Take the Pledge to End Hunger One Bowl at a Time.” “Empty Bowls allows us to combine the […]

Bible study group takes ministry to park, riverfront

A weekly Bible study group from Riverside Park United Methodist Church took God’s work to the riverfront last month. A group of 12 church worshippers picked up trash along the Haskell Co. riverfront on a Sunday afternoon in late September. Group member Tina Parke explained how they wanted to move their ministry outside of the […]

Giving thanks for a vegan-style Thanksgiving

Everyone came to Thanksgiving dinner last year ready to gobble turkey. It didn’t quite work out that way. Good thing for them that I arrived with a full course vegan meal. In short, the fowl killed two ovens and only made it half way through the cooking process, and not the good half. With Cracker […]

FYC to host J24 North American Championship Regatta

By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News The choppy waters of the St. Johns River will hold a fleet of sailboats Nov. 13-17 when the Florida Yacht Club and J/24 Fleet 55 host the 2012 Merrill Lynch-Bank of America J/24 North American Championship Regatta. Some of the sport’s top talent from the U.S., Canada and […]

Nonprofit Center maps local veterans’ services thanks to Jags’ grant

The Jaguars Foundation scored with local veterans last month when it provided a $20,000 grant to the Southbank-based Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida. The center is using the grant funding to create an online platform to identify and map all of the veterans’ services in Northeast Florida. “We are honored to be able to help […]

Bracing for impact: ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ survivor plans turkey drive

Casey Jones aims to buy more than 160 turkeys for homeless By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News Casey Jones was the last person to evacuate the icy left wing of submerged U.S. Airways Flight 1549, which landed in the Hudson River in early 2009. He lost his footing on the listing plane and slipped […]

Riverside resident awarded distinction for selfless efforts

By Clayton Levins When she was a little girl, Ashley Cupaiuolo, 26, knew that one day she would grow up to help others and reach out into the community. For her efforts to give others a lift up, which even landed her on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 2008 Jacksonville University graduate has been named […]