Tag Archives: Wayne Wood

Jacksonville Historical Society Releases Annual List of Endangered Buildings

List includes Doro Fixture building slated for demolition In observance of National Historic Preservation Month, the has released its annual list of Jacksonville’s Most Endangered Buildings. “Historic sites and properties matter to Jacksonville’s people. When historic buildings – such as Fire Station No. 5 and soon the George Doro Fixture Company building – are demolished, we erase another part of the culture, history, and life stories that form our Jacksonville,” said Alan Bliss, the Jacksonville Historical Society’s chief executive officer. “Historic places lend authenticity to their surroundings, making us all more invested as citizens. In addition, data proves that historic preservation …

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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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Swamp Radio Summer 2015

Spinning Yarns: Swamp Radio Tells Tales of North Florida

Event: Swamp Radio: How’s Your Summer? Date/Time: Friday June 12th, 8pm Location: Florida Theatre, 128 E Forsyth St Tickets: $25.50 or $50 with Olio dinner Contact: Florida Theatre Box Office 355-2787 or floridatheatre.com There is little doubt that Florida is a melting pot where all eccentricities proudly strut about with their freak flags flying high. There is also a brilliant undercurrent of culture and history that help weave the fabric of the region. That diversity offers a deep well of thought-provoking material and hilarious gems floating generously close to the surface. , a live radio show experience created and directed …

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Photo Gallery: #IStandWithMOCA Rally

#IStandWithMOCA Citizens rally behind the  at the December after Council President  threatened to pull funding over the display of a reclining nude. Turnout still filled the steps of City Hall, despite the fact that day was already won. The day before Art Walk, the Mayor’s office indicated that it is a violation of the 1st Amendment for our city government to determine the kind of art displayed, or to pull funding in order to control the art displayed.  Photos by Fran Ruchalski  

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Paper Cutting An Art Form by Hiromi Moneyhun

Tiny cuts–-slivers taken out, piece by piece, yet the whole skeleton remains intact; the ancient Chinese practice of paper cutting is a unique art form, one that artist  has mastered. It elicits a gentle, quiet pause as we look at the beauty of each intricate piece. Hailing from , Moneyhun zeroes in on her three-dimensional pieces with a laser-like focus. Perhaps not being trained by a master of this particular art has its advantage; indeed, it must. The result of each piece cut diligently by Moneyhun is extraordinary, giving life to organic forms, such as a bonsai or volumes of …

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Cultural Council has new leadership – Tony Allegretti

A new leader has taken over the reins of , circled round his staff, and forged a collaborative path for its future.  has a vision, and he wants you to come along and be part of it.  Born in , with stops in Venice, Gulf Breeze, Florida, along the way, Allegretti has long been moving in the spheres of marketing, advocacy and art. Starting out in criminology at FSU, he began to sell ATMs in the Panhandle.Allegretti found himself at home selling and packaging ideas. He dabbled in the trade shows and set up ATM displays out of Fort Walton. …

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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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