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Light up the night

Light up the night

Balis Park in the San Marco Square was alive with the sounds of the season as the Hendricks Avenue Elementary Choir and the Southside Baptist Church Bell Ringers treated listeners to a special evening- including…

Local faith groups open their doors for holidays

Local faith groups open  their doors for holidays

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year as the beloved Christmas carol goes, guarantees an over-loaded church calendar with high congregational and public expectations. A season rich with opportunity for faith groups to minister far…

Scottish affair draws patrons to ‘Highland Fling’

Scottish affair draws patrons to ‘Highland Fling’

The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital manages to fly high in the face of any challenge, knowing that the ultimate end game is helping those with special medical needs – especially the children. The…

MOSH, AIA Jacksonville present architecture exhibit

MOSH, AIA Jacksonville  present architecture exhibit

The Museum of Science & History of Jacksonville and AIA Jacksonville have teamed up to present a new exhibit: Jacksonville by Design — AIA Celebrates 100 Years of Architecture. Located in The Loft Gallery on…

New ground: Construction begins on 220 Riverside

New ground: Construction begins on 220 Riverside

It was a community affair last month in Riverside, as representatives from the city, Hallmark Partners and other development partners held an official groundbreaking for 220 Riverside and its contiguous community park. Just weeks before,…

Quiet zones may be solution for historic district’s train horns

Quiet zones may be solution for historic district’s train horns

A train’s whistle blowing in the night is nostalgic for some. But for Historic District residents living within earshot, the only nostalgia is for loss of peace and quiet and a good night’s sleep. “Train…

Merchants group hosts 5 Points cleanup

Merchants group hosts  5 Points cleanup

Members of the 5 Points Merchants Association and friends got their hands dirty last month during a neighborhood cleanup event. The group began the first phase of the re-landscaping of 5 Points between Post Street…

Grissett’s family donates park bench

Grissett’s family donates park bench

With little public fanfare but with great love, the family of former Riverside Avondale Preservation Director Bonnie Grissett donated a Boone Park bench in her name last month. The park bench is located on the…

Plans for controversial artificial reef sunk

Plans for controversial artificial reef sunk

An artificial reef planned offshore Riverfront Park in San Marco will be relocated to another site, according to District 5 City Councilwoman Lori Boyer. The reef, intended to improve on- and offshore fishing along the…

San Marco Square traffic redesign: Updated plans right on point

San Marco Square traffic redesign: Updated plans right on point

San Marco Preservation Society officials released a preliminary $120,000 budget for the redesign and construction of Balis Park in San Marco Square as new details about the project begin to emerge. Local engineer and San…

Overland Bridge work kicking into gear

Overland Bridge work kicking into gear

The state Department of Transportation held its second major public hearing meeting late last month about the upcoming Overland Bridge project — one of the largest state roadway renovations to affect the San Marco area…

Riverside Dog Park gets city nod

Riverside Dog Park gets city nod

But funding dollars needed before maintenance agreement will be signed – Riverside Avondale Preservation Executive Director Carmen Godwin said she spent an entire day last month at City Hall advocating for the neighborhood’s four-legged residents.…