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Centuries-old art form still alive in Northeast Florida

Centuries-old art form still alive in Northeast Florida

Until the French Revolution sent lace makers, along with their patrons, to the guillotine in the late 1700s, the art of handmade bobbin lace was in high demand among royalty. Thankfully, for a group of lace makers in Northeast Florida, the art form is no longer a threat to life. Once a symbol of prestige […]

New Garden Club season full of programs, projects

The Women’s Garden Club of Jacksonville kicked off its 2018-2019 season with an open house, hoping to attract new members and sharing their plans for the year. In the newly repainted ballroom, Garden Circles and other related groups – such as the Budding Gardeners Club, Memorial Park Association and the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens – […]

Law firm leads community service day to honor victims of 9/11

Law firm leads community service day to honor victims of 9/11

It was no coincidence that the Child Guidance Center’s office on St. Augustine Road was selected as the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance community project by the Jacksonville office of Holland & Knight. Lindsay Swiger, a partner at the downtown law firm, also happens to serve on the Child Guidance Center’s board of […]

More than a majestic event, Dragon Boat Festival raises awareness for breast cancer survivors

More than a majestic event, Dragon Boat Festival raises awareness for breast cancer survivors

Since nonprofit In the Pink first purchased two dragon boats in 2012, the sport has grown in popularity as more and more Jacksonville citizens discover the majesty and pageantry of the carved boats gliding along the river. Twenty rowers, one drummer, and one steering crewmate at the rear comprise each team, who compete each year […]

Realtors spend weekend revitalizing home for disabled veteran

Realtors spend weekend revitalizing home for disabled veteran

For the second year, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty-Avondale, through its charitable organization CBV Cares, sponsored a home revitalization and restoration project for a family in need in Springfield. Over just two days in September, dozens of volunteers and donors all came together to complete the project. CBV realtor Cindy Corey said she feels energized about […]

Longtime educator receives key to Jacksonville

Longtime educator receives key to Jacksonville

For more than 50 years, former Fishweir Elementary School teacher Sarah Van Cleve has been actively helping people in Jacksonville learn to read. On Sept. 19, Van Cleve was recognized for her efforts when Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry bestowed the Key to the City during an awards banquet held by Literacy Pros of Jacksonville, a […]

San Jose Arbor Terrace resident one more year closer to record

San Jose Arbor Terrace resident one more year closer to record

Mada Allen, a resident of Arbor Terrace San Jose Senior Living Community, was feted by friends and family Sept. 6 as she celebrated her 105th birthday with banners, balloons and birthday cake. Entertainment was provided by Al Monte, who wrote a special song in her honor, listing her many accomplishments. A 1934 graduate of Florida […]

The Way We Were: Elizabeth “Lizann” Bradshaw

The Way We Were: Elizabeth “Lizann” Bradshaw

Her name is Elizabeth Bradshaw, but close friends call her “Lizann,” and by the time you’ve read this write-up about the interesting (and often surprising) life of this retired English teacher, you will yearn for the opportunity to address her as “Lizann.”  The oldest of four children born to William P. Ratchford, Ph.D., and his […]