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IMAGINATION SQUARED10 art exhibition celebrates Project Atrium’s 10-year anniversary

IMAGINATION SQUARED10 art exhibition celebrates Project Atrium’s 10-year anniversary

MOCA Jacksonville celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its Project Atrium installation series withthe exhibition “IMAGINATION SQUARED10: A CREATIVE COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO OUR TIMES.” More than 600 works submitted by the community of Greater Jacksonville are on view April 16 – August 8, 2021. In December 2020, the museum placed a public call for art asking […]

For the love of music, education

For the love of music, education

When the onset of COVID-19 forced the international performers to cancel their visits to Jacksonville to perform at Riverside’s Friday Musicale, the nonprofit decided to it needed to pivot, to do something different. “Our venue depends on a Cultural Council grant and venue rentals for weddings and social affairs to maintain the facility and programs, […]

Salvation Army Celebrates its namesake, the Red Shield

Salvation Army Celebrates its namesake, the Red Shield

The Adam W. Herbert University Center on the University of North Florida’s campus hosted the Salvation Army’s Sixth Annual Red Shield Ball Oct. 19. The Red Shield Ball was launched in 2014 in order to raise funds specifically for the organization’s homeless shelter, located at 900 West Adams Street in Downtown Jacksonville and the services […]

St. Nicholas resident views life from different perspective

St. Nicholas resident views life from different perspective

Because she can’t see, Emily Michael has a different view of life growing up in St. Nicholas, where she lives and went to high school. She views the world from the perspective of someone who is considered “different,” a label that she said doesn’t define her, but instead, allows her to embrace opportunities as a […]

San Marco author learns about life through care of disabled son

San Marco author learns about life through care of disabled son

The life that Chris Gabbard shared in his new book, “A Life Beyond Reason: A Father’s Memoir,” would seem like a nightmare to most people. Yet within his memoir, the Colonial Manor resident goes beyond a feel-good story about how to make lemonade if life hands you lemons. Instead he recounts how, by diligently caring […]

Monique Burr Foundation honors restaurateur

Monique Burr Foundation honors restaurateur

For the 17th year, Roy Yamaguchi, owner of Roy’s Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, has opened the doors of his restaurant and the parking lot as well to supporters of the Monique Burr Foundation. As a special “thank you” for all he has done to bolster the organization, Yamaguchi was presented with the Foundation’s highest honor, […]