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City Hosts Senior Summer Extravaganza

The City of Jacksonville’s Senior Services Division will host its annual Summer Extravaganza August 3 – 7. During the fun-filled week, seniors are invited to participate in a number of activities at locations throughout the city. Summer Extravaganza Activities include: Monday Movie Screening: Annie, Monday, August 3, 10 a.m., at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.; Mind, Body and Soul, Tuesday A ...

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The Bizarre Case of an Asian couple Who Adopted African children

By Kacie Whaley, Rolling Out A story went national last year about an Asian couple from Los Angeles who had adopted African children and were accused of trying to harvest their organs after one child died. The couple, who lived in Qatar at the time, were imprisoned for the murder of the child. The adoptive parents are speaking out against the Middle Eastern country’s authorities, claiming that their assumpt ...

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AKA Debutantes Enjoy American Beach Soiree

The second in a series of social events was held last weekend for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, 2015 Debutante Coterie. The event was held in honor of Debutante Darian Kennedi Waters. The debutantes spent a casual day of fun, sun, and camaraderie at historic American Beach. Activities included a tour of the American Beach Museum, which included the exhibit memorabilia of Abr ...

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Jax Student Named Ambassador for Steve Harvey’s Disney Dreamer’s Academy

  After already distinguishing themselves among thousands to be selected for the exclusive Disney Dreamers Academy, five program alumni have further differentiated themselves by being chosen to serve as program ambassadors, also known as Champions, for the 2015-2016 year. The selected students will act as Disney Dreamers Academy national spokespersons, social media contributors and mentors for the next ...

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Reunion Rich Summers Highlights Stanton Classes

Summers in the south are a rich time of gathering and reminiscing as citizens from throughout the country and beyond return home to celebrate the rich cultural tradition of commemorating their high school reunion. For many years in Jacksonville, there was only one high school – Stanton. Last weekend, New Stanton Senior High’s class of 1957 and the class of 1975 held their reunions to honor their alma mater ...

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Jax Centenarian Celebrates 102 years

Isabelle Robinson of Jacksonville recently celebrated her 102nd birthday with family and friends. Born June 4, 1913 in Bayonne, New Jersey, the spry centenarian worked most of her life as a seamstress and a housewife. She currently lives with her granddaughter Deborah Davis and stays active with her granddaughter, great granddaughter and two great great granddaughters. She is a daytime resident at Add to Li ...

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Jack & Jill Inducts 13 New Mothers into Organization Centered on Families

by K. Huyghue The Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated recently welcomed thirteen new members to the national charitable community service organization comprised primarily of African-American families. The initiation ceremony of new members and the celebratory dinner took place at Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and was attended by sixty-five guests. Over the ...

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Dr. Claudette Bryant Makes History With Earning PhD at 80

The newly draped Dr. Claudette Bryant invited friends and family to celebrate with her Saturday, May 23, 2015 her graduation from Zoe University where she received her Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling. After seven long years of study at Zoe University. She bore another distinction in this graduating class, she was the oldest student to graduate from the school. At 80, Mrs. Bryant says she prayed ...

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Dr. Barbara Darby Celebrates 45 Year Career and Retirement

by Lynn Jones Dr. Barbara Darby and family held a retirement celebration to recognize and honor her professional career that spanned 45 years of continuous employment. Over 250 guests came together to pay tribute to a woman whose meaningful and impactful work has touched the lives of many, first as a nurse, then as a College educator and administrator. Friends and family were eager to praise Dr. Darby for h ...

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Girlfriends Begin New Tradition of an Early Start on Mothers Day

Last weekend a group of local ladies got together and celebrated their Mother's with a surprise early Mother's Day Brunch that included a Red Carpet with paparazzi photos as the Mother's arrived at the home of Randy and Gina Gallman-Peterson, who hosted the event. The idea was the brainchild of hostess Gina Gallman-Peterson, who wanted to do something special to surprise, celebrate and honor Mothers (both l ...

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