covid-19

The Iron Legion benefits children in need

The Iron Legion benefits children in need

For the past 16 years, Chase Lawless has donned costumes for charities with several different groups. Recently, he started The Iron Legion, an initiative to provide entertainment and funding for children in need. The Iron Legion is built around Iron Man, a Marvel Comics superhero. Lawless chose this character because he is completely covered, which […]

Crowd fills Fletcher Park: Concert in the Park makes debut after long hiatus

Crowd fills Fletcher Park: Concert in the Park makes debut after long hiatus

It’s been a few years since the pandemic and COVID-19 sidelined gatherings and threw a monkey wrench into good times and community events. Thanks to the bold leadership of San Marco Preservation Society’s board and some formidable sponsors, a return to the good times was had on a beautiful Friday night, Oct. 22. Let’s Ride […]

Judge Dismisses Episcopal Mask Mandate Suit

Senior Circuit Court Judge Robert M. Foster has dismissed with prejudice a suit filed by Episcopal School of Jacksonville parents against the school’s mask mandate policy. By dismissing with prejudice the plaintiffs are not allowed to refile or appeal. The case stemmed from Episcopal’s mask mandate for all students and staff implemented at the beginning […]

Jacksonville Curbside Recycling On Hiatus Starting Oct. 4

Jacksonville Curbside Recycling On Hiatus Starting Oct. 4

No timeline set for return to recycling program Due to staffing shortages with the city’s private refuge haulers, curbside recycling is going to be temporarily suspended beginning October 4th. Mayor Lenny Curry said the city is being forced to do so due to the nationwide labor shortage caused by the COVID pandemic. It’s hoped the […]

Local Parents And Schools Clash Over Mask Mandates

Local Parents And Schools Clash Over Mask Mandates

As the mask mandate debate continues, a recent ruling was passed down Aug. 27 by 2nd Judicial Court Judge John C. Cooper which ruled the state ban on mask mandates invalid and the Governor overreached in his authority. Cooper said the argument against masks “reflects a minority, perhaps even a small minority of medical and […]

Wolfson Children’s Hospital photo earns spot in national exhibit

Wolfson Children’s Hospital photo earns spot in national exhibit

A photograph that tugged at the heartstrings of people throughout the Jacksonville area is now part of a national photo series highlighting the resilience of children’s hospitals and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) photo exhibit, entitled “Stronger Together: Children’s Hospitals During COVID-19,” showcases how children’s hospitals adapted during the […]

Community Foundation fund helps compensate nonprofits for COVID-19 costs

Thanks to The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida’s Respond/Adapt/Recover Fund, 117 local nonprofit organizations received a total of nearly $1.2 million to help offset the costs they incurred trying to re-open and continue serving clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants, which ranged from $500 to $50,000, helped cover agencies’ purchases of personal protective equipment, […]

Hometown Heroes: Ellen Sullivan

Hometown Heroes: Ellen Sullivan

Although her current day job as business manager of The BairFind Foundation has nothing to do with nursing, Ellen Sullivan of San Marco has always kept her hand in by keeping her RN (Registered Nurse) license active. Desiring to answer a call to former nurses to assist with COVID-19 testing, she became a hometown hero […]

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