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Past articles by Matt:

How did Black history designations go over in Jacksonville decades ago?

Black History Month marks 47 years in Jacksonville and the U.S. Here's a Vintage Times-Union look back. → Read More

Sounds of world's grand pipe organs to be heard at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

A historic Catholic church downtown is getting a restored and modernized pipe organ for its next generations. A benefit concert will be Nov. 26. → Read More

Allegra Jaros announced as president at Wolfson Children's Hospital, starts in January

The president of Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., will take over at Jacksonville's Wolfson Children's Hospital, part of Baptist Health. → Read More

A new look for Friendship Fountain: Splash park, garden, light show are new attractions

As part of plan to bring people to the downtown riverfront, the park at Friendship Fountain will get a number of new features including a light show. → Read More

1980s' Tea Men soccer: A look back at Jacksonville's first top-tier pro sports team

The Jacksonville Tea Men, strange name and all, were good fun for a while as the city's first pro soccer team. → Read More

Father makes good on 36 promises to dying daughter: among them dollhouses for hospice kids

Brendan Hoffman of Nocatee in St. Johns County has made more than 80 dollhouses for children in hospice care, fulfilling a promise to his daughter. → Read More

Court rules: Let Jacksonville Beach voters decide the fate of the volunteer lifeguards

A judge ruled Jacksonville Beach voters can decide the future of a volunteer lifeguard group that goes back 110 years. → Read More

Treading water: Jacksonville Beach turns down ballot item to put volunteer lifeguards back to work

The Jacksonville Beach City Council denied a proposed ballot referendum for voters to approve having volunteer lifeguards return to duty. → Read More

Election 2022: District 15 Republicans face off in Nassau County and west and north Duval

The Aug. 23 primary election for House District 15 features Dean Black and Emily Nunez in a new district covering Nassau County and swaths of Duval. → Read More

Spinning and flipping: Jacksonville Beach Frisbee champ has a Hall of Fame-worthy life

Paul Kenny of the Beaches was just inducted into the Freestyle Disc Hall of Fame after decades of Frisbee competitions. → Read More

FCN weather team changes: Tim Deegan gives up 11 p.m. slot; Lew Turner steps in, stays all night

Lew Turner will take over First Coast News' late-night weather forecast, while Tim Deegan is still at the station for earlier forecasts. → Read More

As Jacksonville marks bicentennial, what were the biggest turning points in city's history?

Here are some of the key turning points in the Jacksonville history, including the Great Fire, the Navy coming to town and the awarding of the Jaguars → Read More

Sollie Mitchell, 1918-2022: Jacksonville's oldest veteran, 103, worked with A. Philip Randolph

Sollie Mitchell, who died recently, was 103, the oldest veteran in Jacksonville, according to the city. → Read More

As change comes, a look back at Jacksonville's historic MOSH, once the Children's Museum

The Museum of Science and History, chartered in 1941, has seen thousands of visitors and now is planning a grand new center downtown at the Shipyards. → Read More

Vintage Times-Union: The time Michael Jordan came to Jacksonville to play ... baseball?

A big crowd came out to see minor-league baseball player Michael Jordan play for the Birmingham Barons against the Jacksonville Suns. → Read More

Vintage Times-Union: Pioneering Black pilot Bessie Coleman falls to her death over Jacksonville in 1926

Barnstorming pilot Bessie Coleman, a pioneering African American woman, died in an airplane accident 96 years ago. She's Vintage Times-Union. → Read More

Whatever it takes: Jacksonville men find meaning in war-torn Ukraine, plan to return

A Jacksonville church with a large Ukrainian population is organizing relief trips to Ukraine. → Read More

50 years of music, talk, news and change: Public radio's Jacksonville-based WJCT celebrates milestone

WJCT-89.9 FM radio debuted 50 years ago, bringing new voices to the local broadcasting scene. → Read More

Vintage Times-Union: Jacksonville Beach parade, 76 years old, marks the 'opening' of the Beaches

The Beaches parade is an annual tradition that hasn't changed much, though the Beaches certainly have. It also signifies the opening of the Beaches. → Read More

Off-beat films, live performances highlight film festival in Jacksonville

A film about an absurdly bad golfer kicks off this week's Sleeping Giant film fest in Jacksonville, which also includes live performances. → Read More