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New Stanton Class of 1957 Reunion

The New Stanton Senior high School Class of 1957 was in rare form as classmates flew in to Jacksonville from around the country to celebrate 58 years of friendship.  Classmates flew in from Californian, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Maryland, Georgia, The Carolinas and South Florida. The reunion was held June 12-14th at the Jacksonville Airport Doubletree Hotel and other locations throughout Jacksonville. On ...

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St Paul Missionary Community Fest Celebrates Families in the Community

St Paul Missionary Community Fest celebrates families in the community - Over the weekend, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church took over Ribault High School with a community festival designed to bring families, church members and friends together for a day of health screenings, food and fun. On the premises were bouncey houses for the kids and a popcorn machine filled with hot fresh kennels popping by the se ...

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Ritz Chamber Players’ Hat Luncheon Features Haberdashery with the Classics

By Kionta Brooks - The Ritz Chamber Players hosted a Hat Luncheon at the Jacksonville Garden Club on May 30 at 11:30 a.m. The event benefitted the Ritz Chamber Players organization. The program included classical selections from Johannes Brahm, Maurice Ravel and William Bolcom. Ritz Players Harpist Ann Hobson Pilot welcomed guests with soft music selections while they mixed and mingled to their assigned tab ...

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Annual Food Fight Takes a Bite out of Hunger

The 25th Annual Jacksonville "Foodfight" was held at the EverBank Field Touchdown Club East on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Each year, volunteers representing the local restaurant community host “The Jacksonville FOODFIGHT.” The event features some of Jacksonville’s finest restaurants and beverage wholesalers/distributors. Everyone comes together to “take a bite out of hunger” by raising fu ...

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Village of Volunteers Rally To Feed the Homeless at Annual Miracle

Clara White Mission Still on a Mission Serving Miracles on Ashley Street - The 21st annual Clara White Mission “Miracle on Ashley Street” event was a day to remember as organizations throughout Duval County volunteered in the efforts to feed the homeless. Hundreds of homeless veterans, women and children enjoyed meals prepared by various organizations, chefs and restaurants.   There was a bevy of food for g ...

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St. Paul Missionary OSOS Banquet, Summitt & Dream Girls Career, Health & Safety Expo

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church was on the front line April 23-25 for a weekend of events to save Jacksonville daughters and sons.  The Operation Save Our Sons banquet took place Thursday April 23rd. On Saturday, Operation Save Our Sons held their 3rd Annual OSOS Summit and Dream Girls: A Career, Health & Safety Expo' at Jean Ribault High School. ...

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Selma 50th Anniversary: Bloody Sunday, Selma to Montgomery March, Voting Rights Act

Selma 50th Jubilee Re-Crossing the Bridge to Selma By Lynn Jones   Over 70,000 history lovers from around the country gathered in Selma, Alabama last weekend in honor of the March that occurred there 50 years ago. Celebrities, politicians and even President Obama celebrated the event including a variety of Jaxons who traveled by plane, trains and automobiles. On the heels of Civil Rights activist, the ...

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William R. Raines 50th Mixer

William R. Raines High School 50th year weekend celebration was on full blast over the weekend as classes from 1966 to the present celebrated Raines history and legacy. On Friday night classmates came together for a mixer at the Legends Center on Soutel Dr. Over 300 classmates were excited to reunite in the festive atmosphere.  The DJ was in full swing playing the hits and made sure to call up each class, f ...

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Raines Class of 70′ Sock Hop

On Friday, February 13th, Raines Class of ‘70’ hosted a Sadie Hawkins/Sock Hop, helping celebrate the 50th anniversary of William M. Raines Sr. High School. The “Sock Hop” event was held in the Raines school gymnasium, with light refreshments and high top tables. Volunteers from the classes came out and helped set up and clean up the gym. DJ Big Bodie kept classmates on the floor dancing and the best part o ...

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Links Western Gala: Cowboys and Cowgirls Party for A Purpose

By M. Latimer / Photos by David Wright, Sr. The "Western Gala," hosted by the Jacksonville (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, is no longer just a party. The event, held annually since 2003, has become a Northeast Florida tradition. Last weekend over 400 people flocked to the Western Gala for a night of line dancing, good food and games all under a western theme. Thanks to the Western Gala, the chapter ...

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