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Joseph A. Strasser

Documentary Honoring a Generous Supporter: The Legacy of Joseph A. Strasser

For , life is a numbers game. The successful financier and philanthropist budgeted many years of his life to building a career in finance and public administration. He’s now the subject of a 13-minute documentary that details and preserves the legacy of an unusual life well-lived. Directed by Ana Paula Habib and Isaac Brown, “The Legacy of Joseph A. Strasser” recounts his story, beginning with his escape from the Holocaust and immigration to the United States as a small child. The film will be screened October 24 at the . The event will honor his life, surviving the hardship of …

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A Bright Symphony of Colors: Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival at Tree Hill Nature Center in Arlington

If there was ever a perfect symbol for spring, it’s a butterfly emerging from its winter slumber in a bright symphony of colors. At , the butterfly is more than just a symbol. It’s the centerpiece of the annual held April 27 at the nature preserve on Lone Star Road in . The community event offers a chance to connect with nature in a pristine setting where guests can stroll the wooded paths, enjoy homemade crafts, family-friendly activities and live music culminating in the release of hundreds of live butterflies. The butterfly release is held at 3pm, weather permitting. It’s …

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When Color Takes Flight: Why We Honor the Marvelous Monarch

The 2017 at is always an amazing event with so many people from all ages, stages, and walks of life represented. For the last 16 years Tree Hill has truly enjoyed being able to put this Festival on for the Jacksonville community. And, for the last 16 years it has been a butterfly festival. Why the focus on butterflies? For this month’s article, Tree Hill wanted to highlight some of the amazing features of butterflies and why we dedicate an entire festival to them. Butterflies go through metamorphosis, the Greek word for transform or change, beginning as an egg and …

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Celebrating 16 years of the Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival!

On Saturday, April 29th from 10am to 4pm, will hold , and everyone is invited! Here are some of the details you need to know about the event: Why should I attend? This isn’t an easy one to answer, since there are so many great reasons to come to the Festival! Each year, Tree Hill welcomes local vendors who are selling lots of goodies, ranging from local honey and goat milk soap to jewelry and fairy wands! Local groups come out to spread the word on their work, ranging from solar energy and backyard chicken keeping to outdoor adventurers. Every …

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Reflections! Tree Hill Shines on the New Year

Tree Hill Nature Center has much to be thankful for when looking back over 2016. Here are just a few of the highlights from this past year: The continued and generous support of JM Family Enterprises allowed for the construction of the ‘Hen Hotel.’ This spacious and well ventilated two-story structure is home to happy hens laying an egg a day. The school children and visitors enjoy identifying the various breeds and watching the chickens take dust baths and scratch around the gardens for bugs. A new mural was completed by a local artist in the upstairs area, showcasing the …

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Autumn Active!

Fall is finally starting to arrive in north Florida! The morning air is chilly. The humidity is gone, and we can open our windows to enjoy cool breezes. At Tree Hill Nature Center, our staff and volunteers welcome the change in weather as do our animals. It’s hard to imagine, but even the goats are more active! educators have the option of tweaking their programs to mention the autumn changes. As fall settles in we begin to turn our attention to planning the annual , which is our sole fundraiser. Autumn in Florida takes longer to arrive than it does …

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It Takes Wings To Soar

Tree Hill Nature Center has been offering Jacksonville the quintessential spring celebration with the Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival since 2002. This year the festival will take place on Saturday, April 30th from 10am-4pm, allowing visitors plenty of time to shop, walk the trails, and see all of the exhibits as well as have lunch and a sweet treat. Tree Hill uses all of the funds from the event to implement their educational programs and to care for their animals. Tree Hill works with Duval County’s public, charter, and private schools as well as schools from neighboring counties to teach …

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Northeast Florida Festivals: Spring 2014

February 27-March 9  There will be a Strawberry Queen, a midway, and diverse live entertainment (rockers from and violinist  show the range of that diversity). Plant City, flstrawberryfestival.com February 28-March 2   Includes a midway of rides, food, entertainment and more for the whole family. Adults are $5; children 11-17 and adults 65+ are $3; children under 10 and active duty military are free. In St. Augustine, on the Beautiful Prince of Peace Grounds, off San Marco Avenue, near the Giant Cross. 101 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, thecathedralfestival.com March 1  Celebrate 140 years of light at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. …

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