K9s for Warriors will soon be able to provide more trained dogs for military service personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury following... | read more |
Dogs have long been an important part of Brett Simon’s life.
As a police officer in Ohio, he was a canine handler for 13 years.
During two years of service in... | read more |
“There are those people that live in the practice room…” begins Jason Lindsay, bassist at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, but his wife, violinist Stephanie... | read more |
Girls on the Run is so much more than a 5K race. It’s a ten-week program designed to help girls learn about who they are. Each fall and spring, teams of 20 girls in... | read more |
Two people are playing chess at a covered picnic table. Across the way a man and woman are leaving a computer lab,... | read more |
The estimated number of refugees seeking asylum that Congress will approve in 2014.
The number of refugees World Relief resettled in Jacksonville... | read more |
Refugees arrive in the United States with little, eager to start a new life and experience success in a way they were refused in their native country.
They hope to... | read more |
What should you do with your grandmother’s old wooden mirror? It’s chipped, dull and dusty, but it’s sentimental and valuable.
The father and son team of... | read more |
We usually profile ways to fix up your own home in our Weekend Warrior section, but this issue we thought it might be nice to share a way for readers to help out a... | read more |
Fall is in bloom here on the First Coast. Flowers are opening up a warm palette of color in our gardens and on our porches. Next time you enjoy a neighborhood walk, take... | read more |
When Tanya Griffin moved into Gabriel House of Care, she had not smiled in a very long time. She didn’t want to talk to anyone, and pulling her hooded sweatshirt over... | read more |
In the late 18th century through the early 19th century, American immigrant Duncan Phyfe was the most popular furniture maker in the Americas. Phyfe, originally from... | read more |
Heart & Soul
Tiny pieces of sunlight danced on the surface of the St. Johns River as we pulled away from Reddie Point Preserve and motored slowly south. The morning’s breeze was... | read more |
The holiday party season is kicking into gear! It is always good guest etiquette to bring a host or hostess a thank you gift in return for their invitation. Here are... | read more |
It was at a neighborhood block party when Marc Atkinson had his first experience with tennis. He was twelve years old and had a rough summer.
“I had failed the... | read more |
Only an elite few tennis players on the First Coast can claim that they’ve hit balls with Andre Agassi. Former professional tennis player MaliVai “Mal” Washington... | read more |
On October 6, 26.2 with DONNA and The Donna Foundation unveiled Brushed Bold: A Painting and Photography Exhibit. Fourteen breast cancer survivors, in various stages of... | read more |
Sometimes you need to make a totally fresh start in life. Kathleen McDaniel, manager of Fifi’s Fine Resale Apparel in San Marco, is an expert on starting over. We... | read more |
Four years ago, senior Baptiste yoga teacher Mary Lyn Jenkins of Big Fish Power Yoga became a mentor through the Africa Yoga Project (AYP), an international organization... | read more |
After a career as a commercial artist, Pat Hipp decided that after she retired she wanted to use her artistic talents to help others.
And she knew exactly who she... | read more |
Inside a 1920s-era bungalow on Third Street in Jacksonville Beach, Jeri Millard turns a crystal doorknob to a thick wooden door she calls “the booby trap,” revealing... | read more |
Fresh Local Flavor
Lorna MacDonald founded the St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association (SAIRA) in 2006 and served as president for its first five years.
She is also a board... | read more |
When you order the “SAIRA-ndipity” at Raintree Restaurant in St. Augustine – or many other eateries around the Nation’s Oldest City - you are helping raise money... | read more |
A Beaches non-profit that’s helped people in need for nearly 30 years is now sprouting a garden of abundance.
Open the wooden gate, step past the white picket fence... | read more |
If a perfect Thanksgiving turkey is your holiday goal, there is a secret more vital than the brine, the cooking temperature or the stuffing. According to Black Hog... | read more |
About 500 adults, many of them toting children and suitcases on wheels, stand several hours in a line outside St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church for food that will feed... | read more |