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Preston Haskell Donates “Opposing Forces” to Hemming Park

has generously donated “Opposing Forces,” a 15-foot-tall painted steel sculpture by , to Hemming Park. The outdoor sculpture was previously located at the corner of Laura St. & Forsyth St. as part of project. “I bought the piece from Sculpture Walk and have been waiting until Hemming Park was ready to receive it,” said Preston Haskell. “This will be its new, permanent home.” “Opposing Forces” is from a sculpture series by Hanna Jubran that deals with the concept of gravity and the four elements – Earth, Water, Fire and Wind – in our universe on both the micro leval and …

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Strand of Oaks to Play in Downtown’s Hemming Park

Event: Strand of Oaks concert Venue: Hemming Park Date/Time: March 26, 8pm Tickets: FREE Contact: www.hemmingpark.org Folk and rock project , a.k.a. , will be the first to play at ’s inaugural concert series presented by the nonprofit group , on Saturday, March 26 at 8pm. EU recently spoke with Showalter about the upcoming show, his future record, and the evolution of his music. While enjoying a cup of coffee on his porch in Philadelphia, Timothy Showalter explained that after recently playing a show in the mountains of Washington State, he is more than excited to play in the much …

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HEMMING PARK HERALDS IMPROVEMENTS

Friends of Hemming Park unveiled a new collaboration that will enhance our city’s central park with improvements beginning next year. has partnered with to help establish a main stage near Hogan Street. Black Sheep Restaurant Group has also plans to open a kiosk in the park’s café area near the corner of Laura and Monroe streets. “There is so much momentum building behind Downtown Jacksonville, and Hemming Park is at the heart of it,” says Jacksonville . “These announcements represent a significant investment in the future of this integral park, and will contribute to even more energy and activity for …

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“Big Block” Play at Hemming Park’s New Imagination Playground

Hemming Park unveils Imagination Playground, a giant, mobile play set that unlocks the limits of imagination of children, young and old. Imagination Playground is big block play; an innovative mobile equipment system that will transform the park into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and fun! It is child-directed and open-ended. Jacksonville has a new home for imagination at . In addition to , children will have the opportunity to create a community mosaic outside city hall, hula hoop, get their faces painted, take a yoga class, and take photos in a mobile photo booth. Fun 4 …

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Eco Relics: What’s New?

WHAT’S NEW? At Eco Relics the answer is both “Not Much” and “A Whole Lot”! Eco Relics blends the old and the new, in every way. The business is only one year old but operates inside a 1920s railroad depot overflowing with items dating over 150 years. The business may be new to town, but it knows history. Another way that Eco Relics overcomes its new kid on the block status is by enthusiastic partnerships with community organizations. Eco Relics worked with Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), sourcing appropriate lighting fixtures for their recent Buckland House restoration. In the home’s 100-year …

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Downtown On The Rise

If our homes and workplaces are our first two social environments, a third place is anywhere else we go to socialize. Coined by urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg, third places are everyday gathering places that are the anchors of community life. They are easily accessible – often walkable, are welcoming and comfortable with a set of “regulars,” and usually include food or drinks as a key part of the experience. These are the places where we go to make our own entertainment. Great Downtowns have great third places. Urban living means trading in backyards for a variety of walkable hangouts. From …

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