Heather Henderson
Heather Henderson is a writer, editor and artist. Originally hailing from South Florida, she has lived in Jax for close to 20 years. Previously a staff writer at Void, she also worked as a global trade researcher and wrote about trade policy for American Shipper. Most recently, she served as assistant editor for the National Culinary Review and We Are Chefs. In her free time she loves to paint, watch bad reality shows and read. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of North Florida.
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This house in San Marco sold for $283,000 in 2016. Today it's listed for $485,000. | Jessica Palombo, Jacksonville Today
2 days ago

Home prices in Jacksonville doubled in just 7.9 years

Home prices have skyrocketed across the country lately, and a study by Point2 looked at where prices doubled the fastest. If you have…

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Construction will begin soon on a cafe at Riverfront Plaza — but not yet on a separate waterfront restaurant there. | City of Jacksonville
April 5, 2024

What’s going on at Riverfront Plaza? 

Park plans include two different businesses that will both serve food: a “cafe” and a “restaurant.”…

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March 19, 2024

MAP | Where Trump won most handily on the First Coast

Former President Donald Trump smashed his competitors in the Republican presidential primary in Florida on Tuesday.…

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Beyond Monet opens Friday, March 15, 2024, at the NoCo Center. | Heather Henderson, Jacksonville Today
March 14, 2024

‘Beyond Monet’ show brings paintings to life

The immersive experience showcases the work of impressionist painter Claude Monet in a whole new way. The exhibit opens Friday at…

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The new "Ice Dinosaurs" exhibit at MOSH introduces visitors to more than a dozen species of prehistoric creatures that were discovered in an area of northeastern Alaska | Heather Henderson, Jacksonville Today
March 7, 2024

MOSH immerses visitors in the world of arctic dinosaurs

A new exhibit, “Ice Dinosaurs: The Lost World of the Alaskan Arctic,” features 17 animatronics that depict 14 different species.…

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The Riverfront Plaza restaurant would be situated on the banks of the St. Johns River.
February 22, 2024

Waterfront restaurant approved over objections

Some residents fear the restaurant at the new Riverfront Plaza could be susceptible to flooding.…

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February 21, 2024

Touch-screen machines and more changes to know about before voting in Duval in 2024

What’s different about voting in Duval County this year? Here’s what we learned at Jacksonville Today’s event, How Voting Works.…

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Tyrona Clark-Murray was one of the council members who spoke out against the Transparency for Taxpayers Act during a council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024.
January 24, 2024

City Council approves ‘transparency’ ordinance

The ordinance requires City Council approval for single-source contracts given to lobbyists and grant writers..…

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November 21, 2023

Here’s help for low-income renters in St. Johns County

The county has launched a new program to help low-income renters cover rent and utility bills for up to 18…

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November 17, 2023

Panels offer solutions for Jacksonville’s biggest issues

Mayor Donna Deegan has released a report of committees that studied issues like infrastructure, health, economic development and others.…

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November 8, 2023

5 takeaways from ‘Achieving a Resilient Jacksonville’

Jacksonville Today hosted the Achieving a Resilient Jacksonville panel discussion Wednesday night to dive into the recently released Resilient Jacksonville…

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Lakesha Burton Director of Community Initiatives. | Claire Heddles, Jacksonville Today
October 25, 2023

Lakesha Burton resigns from mayor’s office

Burton said she was resigning to care for her husband, Greg Burton, who is on leave as chief of school…

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October 8, 2023

GET INVOLVED | Local government meetings guide

Start here to plan on attending local government meetings in the Jacksonville, Florida, area.…

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July 24, 2023

Back-to-school tax holiday starts today

Most back-to-school shopping is exempt from Florida sales tax from now until Aug. 6.…

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May 4, 2023

Legislation could speed up historic buildings’ demise

The state Senate has approved a bill that historic-preservation advocates fear could put hundreds of significant buildings at risk of…

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April 12, 2023

Land deal approved for new MOSH site on Northbank

The Jacksonville City Council agreed Tuesday to lease city land to the museum for 40 years at $1 per year.…