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Miles Harvey, journalist and best-selling author of Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the first European Artist in North America and The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime, will be the keynote speaker at Mapping Our Past, an all-day affair at the Main Library Jan. 26. 

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JAXPORT invites all Northeast Florida small businesses to participate in the port’s inaugural Small and Emerging Business Appreciation Day event on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal in North Jacksonville.

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K9s For Warriors of Northeast Florida was awarded a $2M grant investment from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving program that trains and pairs service dogs with military veterans suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma.

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The Former Jacksonville Art Museum in Midtown Centre Will Soon Become a Healthcare Innovation Center

Published Friday, January 11, 2019

Dr. Ashraf Affan, Founder and President of Angel Kids Pediatrics, purchased the property at 4160 Boulevard Center Drive in Midtown Centre on Dec. 4.  

 

Dr. Affan envisions the building’s open floor plan as an ideal environment for a “think tank.”  Dr. Affan's Concept for the innovation center is a collaborative place that connects innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry.  His vision is To Disrupt and Reshape the Healthcare Industry by creating an environment that challenges problems of cost, quality, safety, outcomes, access, and patient engagement.

 

In addition, the 30,355-square-foot building will have multi-purpose functions and services and be Headquarters for the Administrative offices of Angel Kids Pediatrics which has a team of over 20 providers and 104 employees working together to deliver high-quality care for over 20,000 Jacksonville patients, ranging from newborn to 18 years of age.  Dr. Affan also intends to have the building function as a community center, will contain a full kitchen, offer tutoring for children, and provide space for other opportunities to engage with the community.  Affan plans to open the facility in the first quarter of 2019.