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Throwback to Sixties raises funds for land trust

Throwback to Sixties raises funds for land trust

There was music in the air and flowers everywhere at Wayne Wood and Lana Shuttleworth’s historic Riverside home for the epic gathering of Wayne Woodstock 2.0. There were good vibrations all around at the private party with over 500 people. The festival was a great way to counter the negativity of world events and political […]

Small-town boy makes good with pen and ink

Small-town boy makes good with pen and ink

It would be more accurate to ask, “Who was your neighbor?” because caricature artist Ken Fallin never looked back after graduating high school in 1966. The Resident caught up with him after a Show and Tell presentation in October at Theatre Jacksonville. The Resident: Where in Jacksonville did you grow up? Fallin: We lived in […]

Threatening weather doesn’t stop concert in the park

Threatening weather doesn’t stop concert in the park

After rainy weather during the Memorial Day weekend forced a reschedule of a concert and picnic in Memorial Park, the threat of similar weather over Labor Day weekend almost conspired to do the same. Fortunately, the skies cleared up long enough for families and supporters of Memorial Park to spread out on the lawn and […]

In Memoriam: Vincent J. Kerr, DVM – December 2, 1937 to August 6, 2018

In Memoriam: Vincent J. Kerr, DVM – December 2, 1937 to August 6, 2018

Vincent J. Kerr, a longtime Jacksonville veterinarian and a pioneer in the field passed away August 6, 2018, in hospice care at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside. Dr. Kerr grew up in New Jersey, where he worked in greenhouses during high school before entering Cornell University to earn a Bachelor of Science in agriculture. “At […]

Restored century-old Harley-Davidson makes goodwill tour

Restored century-old Harley-Davidson makes goodwill tour

On June 30, 1564, French Huguenot Captain Rene Goulaine de Laudonniere founded Fort Caroline on the banks of the St. Johns River. He probably didn’t imagine that four and a half centuries later his direct descendent, Christophe de Goulaine, would tour the fort at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. The visit was just one item […]

Manatee improving at zoo critical care center

Manatee improving at zoo critical care center

Thanks to the quick thinking of several St. Nicholas neighbors, who helped save him from a chilly death in the mud of Millers Creek in March, Miller the manatee, is slowly gaining weight at the new Manatee Critical Care Center at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Named for the creek where he nearly met his Maker, […]

Local bartender takes creative cocktail to Scotland

Local bartender takes creative cocktail to Scotland

A local man mixed the perfect cocktail and won a trip to Scotland. The backstory about Ben Golden, a bartender/mixologist at Bellwether, is that he entered a global competition run by Glenfiddich, the Scotch whisky producer, to be named the World’s Most Experimental Bartender. The competition, now in its fourth year, challenges bartenders to create […]

Gathering at the river, local pastor baptizes by immersion

Gathering at the river, local pastor baptizes by immersion

In keeping with biblical scripture and historical practices, Father Matthew Rusch of Holy Trinity Anglican Church waded into the chilly waters of the Ortega River at Seminole Park on the Saturday morning before Easter to perform the sacrament of baptism for Michael Martin. Around 50 church members, neighbors and passersby gathered to celebrate the event […]

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