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Martin Luther King Day of Service

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day as a “day on” instead of a day off, United Way of Northeast Florida joined forces with Wells Fargo, LISC and HandsOn Jacksonville to complete more than 20 volunteer projects in First Coast area communities. More than 500 volunteers visited, painted, planted, mulched and cleaned in Springfield, New Town, East […]

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Celebrate Art 2015, Annual Juried Artist Exhibition

The latest art exhibit to pass through the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach’s galleries is Celebrate Art 2015, an Annual Juried Artist Exhibition that opened on January 9. Artists and Cultural Center members sipped wine and dined on appetizers while Colton McKenna provided some background music. Susan Ober’s Squash Blossom #16 earned her first place and a solo […]

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Toast! To the New Year

//photos by Nicole Piper To ring in the new year, the Jacksonville Symphony held its Toast! To the New Year concert and afterparty at the Times-Union Center on December 31, naturally. The evening featured popular symphonic favorites like Chariots of Fire and Rhapsody in Blue complemented by guest pianist Rich Ridenour. The afterparty dazzled with champagne, dancing […]

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Shoe Cam: Toys for Tots

//photos by Kerry Speckman The law office of John M. Phillips held its 3rd annual Holiday Party and  Toys for Tots Benefit on December 19. Guests enjoyed music from DJ Eric Leffler, food, drink and holiday merriment while Marines oversaw the toy donations. The Shoe Cam was there—see if you can figure out which kicks […]

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Dinner Under the Stars

The Jacksonville School for Autism‘s Dinner Under the Stars was held Sunday, December 14 at Fantasy Farms in Ponte Vedra Beach. The Chris Thomas Band provided lively music while guests sipped wine and dined on dishes provided by Matthew Medure. Proceeds from the event benefitted the school, which provides autistic children a safe (there are no […]

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Shoe Cam: Holidazzle!

//photos by Kerry Speckman Holiday shoppers were out for the Riverside Arts Market’s Holidazzle! event on December 13. The RAM was open late, and Shoe Cam fans, including some elves in their holiday getup and a few suspected little elves in disguise lined up to show off their shoes amidst the food and drinks, music, […]

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Shoe Cam: Jax Holiday Bash

//photos by Kerry Speckman The Building Industry Annual Holiday Fundraiser, AKA the Jax Holiday Bash, was held on December 11 at Unity Plaza. Attendees dressed in “silly” holiday attire (including their cheeriest footwear) for the festivities, like a charity casino, a celebrity fashion show, an “awkward family photo” booth, drinks, food, live music and more. […]

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River Garden Gala

Nearly 800 partygoers attended the 22nd annual River Garden Gala on November 22 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. Guests were treated to an evening in the River Garden of Eden, complete with a sultry young couple portraying a sinful Adam and tempting Eve, and beaded-eyed snakes winding their way up the table […]

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Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars

//photos by Nicole Piper Local celebrities put their dancing shoes on for Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars at Lazzara Performance Hall on November 15. Alex Ackerman, vice president and co-director of Iridium Holdings, and her pro partner Larry Audije took first place. An after party with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dessert was held in the […]

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CISV International Gala

//photos by Nicole Piper CISV Jacksonville‘s International Gala was held on November 22 at The Museum. Food from PF Changs, Marker 32, JJ’s Cuisine, Ocean 60, TacoLu and Mint Indian Restaurant took guests around the world, along with a flash tango performance, a silent auction, music and more. The event’s proceeds will help send 72 […]

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