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Getting there is half the fun

Getting there is half the fun

By Nathan & Ted Miller Experiencing a boat crossing from the east coast of Florida to the Bahamas can be a lot of fun. There is something magical about a family vacation in a tropical destination, and running the ocean to get there. Over the years I have heard great stories shared by my wife […]

Paula Denman Webb

Paula Denman Webb

By Laura Jane Pittman Resident Community News   When San Marco resident Pauline Denman Webb was sent to the small Pacific island of Tinian during World War II, she truly didn’t understand the magnitude of the war she had entered. Tinian had been captured by U.S. forces in July of 1944 and soon became one […]

Butterflies are finally freed

Butterflies are finally freed

Stella and Ruby, students at St. Johns Presbyterian Kindergarten & Preschool, enjoyed the annual butterfly release in the church courtyard in early April. The PreK classes began a science unit with 15 caterpillars in early March; 14 emerged as butterflies.

RPDS celebrates 26th Capers fundraiser

Parents, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators of Riverside Presbyterian Day School (RPDS) gathered at the Museum and Gardens on Art Museum Drive on Apr. 13 for Capers – “Bubbles and Bar-B-Que” – the school’s 26th annual auction fundraiser. Chaired for the second year in a row by RPDS parent Michelle Wright, the event featured live […]

Girl Scouts give St. Paul’s garden a makeover

Daisy Troop 543 and Leader Adrienne Baldwin recently gave the Girl Scout garden at St. Paul’s Catholic School a much-needed makeover. Plants were selected by Quana Register, a Girl Scout parent who happens to be a butterfly expert. Milk weed, lantana, midnight violet and some herbs will attract and serve as a home for the […]

Riverside young man wins coveted USNA spot

Riverside resident Patrick Glover was one of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad from a pool of over 8,000 applicants selected by the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this June. Glover, a junior at The Bolles School, will participate in the 2013 […]

Children’s Enrichment Workshop holds awards banquet

Students from Central Riverside, West Riverside and Fishweir elementary schools played a lot of basketball in the Children’s Enrichment Workshop basketball program during the 2012-13 school year. Former CEW participants, who now attend middle and high schools such as Lee and Lakeshore, enjoyed the environment and team coaching so much they return every year. Michael […]

Preschool fundraiser a good time for all

Southside United Methodist Preschool held its annual fundraiser dinner and auction at the River Club in downtown Jacksonville on Apr. 12. Co–chaired by Heather Hodgett and Sarah Baird, the evening was filled with delicious food, great conversation and amazing auction items.   Many local businesses contributed donation items and gift cards to the silent and live […]