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Memorial Park Association launches Life Scrolls exhibit at MOSH

Memorial Park Association launches Life Scrolls exhibit at MOSH

More than 70 guests attended the Nov. 12 opening night reception hosted by the Memorial Park Association for its exhibit of The Life Scrolls at the Museum of Science & History. The exhibit provides an intimate look at some of the 1,771 men and women from Florida who gave their lives serving the United States […]

Riverfront Parks endorses duPont Fund’s conceptual Esplanade Plan

Riverfront Parks endorses duPont Fund’s conceptual Esplanade Plan

Riverfront Parks Now (RPN) endorses Jessie Ball duPont Fund’s recently unveiled Esplanade Plan for the publicly owned Shipyards and Metropolitan Park lands. “We’re encouraging the community rally behind this public space plan and the corresponding social, cultural and urban planning principles,” said Nancy Powell, chair of the RPN Steering Committee. “The Esplanade Plan aligns with […]

Local Folks: Elaine Wheeler

Local Folks: Elaine Wheeler

“All you need is love…and a carrot dog.” Paul McCartney may have written the first part of that line, but Elaine Wheeler created the now famous carrot dog at her vegetarian café and art gallery, Heartworks, which until 2007 was the heart and soul of 5 Points and one of the only vegetarian cafes in […]

More Names Added to Memorial Park Life Scrolls

More Names Added to Memorial Park Life Scrolls

Nearly 100 years after the Rotary Club of Jacksonville put forth a proposal for a memorial to honor Floridians who died in service during World War I, the list of Florida Fallen continues to grow. In 1924, when Memorial Park was dedicated on Christmas Day, the Life Scrolls – as they have come to be […]

MOSH names Fafard as CEO

MOSH names Fafard as CEO

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) has appointed of Bruce Fafard as CEO. Fafard joined MOSH as chief operating officer in May 2020 and was appointed as interim CEO in August 2020. The Board of Trustees Executive Committee confirmed his appointment as permanent CEO on October 15, 2020, after observing the immediate and positive […]

Southbank to bloom with construction projects

Southbank to bloom with construction projects

From the east end of the Southbank to the Fuller Warren Bridge, 2021 will be a year of change. Construction on the long-awaited District development will get underway. Plans for new apartments on the site of River City Brewing are being finalized, as new apartments emerge west of the Acosta Bridge take shape. Friendship Fountain […]

SMMA, SMPS members mingle amidst twinkling city lights

SMMA, SMPS members mingle amidst twinkling city lights

The weather could not be more perfect when more than 100 members of the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS) and the San Marco Merchants Association (SMMA) gathered for a social early evening get-together on the rooftop of the Museum of Science and History Jan. 16. Twinkling city lights and soft, unseasonably warm winter breezes surrounded […]

Downtown Dwellers announces projects, officers for New Year

Downtown Dwellers announces projects, officers for New Year

Downtown Dwellers Founder and President Sandra Fradd handed over the reins of her organization to incoming President Eric Miller during the Downtown Dwellers Annual Meeting Oct. 11 at MOSH, the Museum of Science and History on the Southbank. During the meeting, the Dwellers announced the year’s incoming board, which included Miller, Dimitri Demopoulous, Jeff Schembra, […]