BOUQUETS TO JACKSONVILLE MAYOR LENNY CURRY On March 12, Mayor Curry became the first Jacksonville mayor in history to run the 15K (9.3-mile) Gate River Run. Not only did he blaze that trail, he finished with a very respectable time of 1 hour, 23 minutes and 52 seconds. Way to lead from the front, Mr. Mayor.
BRICKBATS TO CLAY COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT CHARLIE VAN ZANT JR.
As Clay Today reported, on March 4, Van Zant sent an email to all district employees and school board members about ongoing issues between the school board and the district. The rub? Van Zant’s email was sent while both sides were prohibited from discussing issues that were to be examined at an impasse hearing. Good luck building bridges over that impasse now.
BOUQUETS TO REAGAN DARRAH On March 22, the 15-year-old Ponte Vedra resident will represent the United States (and Northeast Florida!) at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, oft referred to as the “Olympics of Irish Dance.” That’s what we call stepping up.