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Riverside’s historic park brings old friends, acquaintances together

Members of Memorial Park Association and guests were treated to an interesting look back at New York City’s Central Park from the perspective of the founder of the Central Park Conservancy, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, who also wrote four books about the famous park, including “Saving Central Park: A History and A Memoir.” Rogers was the […]

Nonprofit promotes Jacksonville from its best view, the waterways

When it comes to promoting the River City’s waterways as economic and recreational assets, there are none better to serve as ambassadors than the members of the 44-year-old Jacksonville Commodores League. The civic-minded group of business and professional leaders who believe the area’s marine environment, and the playground that is the St. Johns River, is […]

Florida Christian Center celebrates new bus for senior community

After a year spent raising funds to purchase a replacement for its deteriorating 2001 bus, the Florida Christian Center at 1115 Edgewood Ave. S. held an event Jan. 11 to bless Grace, the new 2018 14-passenger bus which will enable the center to continue its mission of serving seniors in the community. Over 50 people […]

Third time was charm for attorney’s trek on El Camino trail

It took two tries, but El Camino de Santiago’s lure finally captured local attorney and Ortega resident Tim McDermott. “I had heard about the El Camino a number of years ago and always thought it would be an interesting experience, if the time and opportunity presented themselves,” said McDermott, a business litigation and civil trial […]

Best-selling author speaks at Ortega book club luncheon

Through a friendship between a New York Times best-selling author and a former Ortega resident, the Tale Spinners Book Club kicked off its 49th year of endearing friendships, delicious meals and love for reading with a visit from Patti Callahan Henry, author of 14 novels. Anis Daley and her four daughters, Muffet Rhyne and Annie […]

Chiropractor wins Men’s 75 Doubles tennis championship

Chiropractor Robert (Chip) Travis and his tennis partner, Jim Parker, recently took the trophy for the 2019 Men’s 75 Doubles Champions, sponsored by the National Senior Men’s Tennis Association. The NSMTA Super Senior Doubles Championships were held Jan. 9-12 in Naples, Florida. Although Travis adheres to a strict regime – eating healthy, lifting weights and […]

Leaders in local fundraising raise awareness for the career

Regardless of the title – development director, charitable gifts administrator, director of funding – the people who fill those roles all have something in common. They are professional fundraisers, specifically to generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Guided by a 59-year-old organization – the Association of Fundraising Professionals – people, like […]

North Florida Land Trust turns over Spanish American war fort to National Park Service

North Florida Land Trust turns over Spanish American war fort to National Park Service

North Florida Land Trust officially turned over ownership of the 1898 Spanish American War Fort to the National Park Service Dec. 14, 2018 at the National Park Service’s Jacksonville headquarters.  Special guests invited to join the ceremony to mark the occasion included Lake Ray IV, who presented an antique post flag to NFLT President Jim […]