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Excitement builds across the river as Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path nears completion

Excitement builds across the river as Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path nears completion

Construction on the Fuller Warren Bridge expansion and its shared-use path — as part of the improvements to the I-10/I-95 interchange —  began in 2017. Six years later, work on the bridge’s pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly path is near completion and it is expected to open this fall amid much fanfare on both sides of the […]

RAP unveils plans for Riverside Avondale Cultural Trail

RAP unveils plans for Riverside Avondale Cultural Trail

Treasure maps don’t always come scrawled on a weather-beaten scroll with a painted dotted line leading to a giant black X marking the spot — and treasure isn’t always a chest full of golden doubloons and precious gems. Treasure can be cultural, historical, musical, architectural. And sometimes, the markers guiding a treasure hunter to these […]

Garden Tour a hit with locals and visitors alike

Garden Tour a hit with locals and visitors alike

Another spring Garden Tour is in the books, as year two of the Riverside Avondale Garden Tour was held Saturday, May 7. Delightful weather and the absence of rain helped drive a solid turnout of over 800 attendees who visited the area for the neighborhood event. The tour offers a unique opportunity for both locals […]

RAP Home Tour makes a comeback, Garden Tour on the horizon

RAP Home Tour makes a comeback, Garden Tour on the horizon

The annual neighborhood Home Tour, brought to the neighborhoods by Riverside Avondale Preservation or RAP, was in full swing as it returned to action after a brief hiatus, to celebrate its 46th installment. Spring delivers beautiful gardens, blooming plants, manicured landscapes, and happy residents; due to the mild temps, coupled with sunshine and blue skies. […]

RAP hosts annual meeting, presents awards to community stewards

RAP hosts annual meeting, presents awards to community stewards

The local neighborhood preservation and advocacy group, Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), welcomed guests and award winners to Riverside Church at Park and King, formerly known as the Riverside Baptist Church, Feb. 17, for its annual meeting. The historic structure and courtyards set the perfect backdrop the evening festivities, where a collective of passionate locals rallied […]

For the Love of a Neighborhood: Wayne Wood

For the Love of a Neighborhood: Wayne Wood

You may not know it, but if you’ve ever wandered through Riverside on a Saturday morning, you’ve no doubt appreciated the work of Dr. Wayne Wood. Wood, nicknamed the “Mayor of Riverside,” is one of the leading founders of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), an organization responsible for the salvation of many of the area’s beloved […]

Scouts to the rescue, Troop 2 helps save Luminaria

Scouts to the rescue, Troop 2 helps save Luminaria

Boy Scouts Troop 2 of St. Johns Presbyterian Church saved the 2021 Luminaria event by helping to bag thousands of bags of sand. The annual Luminaria hosted by Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) had originally been scheduled for December 19 but had to be moved up a week to avoid conflicting with a Jaguars home game. […]

Riverside resident continues family legacy of military service

Riverside resident continues family legacy of military service

Riverside resident Kevin Kuzel comes from a long line of family serving in the military. Everyone in his family from his generation back to his grandparents on his mother’s side served, including his uncles who served during World War II on both his parents’ sides. “My grandmother actually signed up with my mother to serve,” […]

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