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Paralympic athlete with local ties defies odds

Paralympic athlete with local ties defies odds

Kyle Coon, who grew up in Ortega Forest, represented the United States in the recent Tokyo 2020 Games, completing the Para Triathlon. Alongside his guide, Andy Potts, Coon swam .47 miles, biked 12.4 miles, and ran 3.1 miles. “My first @paralympics were certainly an experience. The result wasn’t indicative of my capabilities but we learned […]

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 […]

In Memoriam: Robert Thomas (Bob) Shircliff

In Memoriam: Robert Thomas (Bob) Shircliff

May 20, 1928 to January 2, 2020 Bob Shircliff, the man known for saying, “there is no right way to do the wrong thing,” peacefully passed away January 2 at age 91, leaving Jacksonville without one of its greatest philanthropists and civic leaders. “Others have said it and I concur, Bob Shircliff really was Jacksonville’s […]