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Re-inventing the nail salon experience

PROSE opens new location in Mandarin PROSE, the Phoenix-based nail boutique that has reinvented the salon experience with a healthy approach to hand and foot care, has announced its newest location in Jacksonville. Located in Merchants Walk, 9925 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin, Prose celebrated its grand opening Nov. 19. With a steadfast dedication to cleanliness and elevated services, PROSE has reimagined nail care for its members and guests. Each PROSE location provides a comfortable, relaxed setting with an upscale, modern design that is free of any toxic smells. Expertly trained PROSE nail artists use advanced sterilization techniques and the most luxurious, hypoallergenic products available, resulting in manicures and pedicures that are beautiful as they improve the health of the nails. In addition, PROSE offers complimentary ring cleaning, healthy refreshments, phone chargers and hooks for purses to provide a relaxing and comfortable experience for its clients. What makes PROSE a cut above the other nail salons that dot Jacksonville’s

strip malls is its risk-free membership model that is designed to make manicures and pedicures a regular and affordable part of the consumer’s lifestyle. In its new Mandarin location, PROSE offers all first-time guests a manicure for $15. PROSE was created by former Massage Envy President and CEO David Crisalli, who has been a leader in the health and beauty business for decades. Its Mandarin location will be run by Richard Adams and Stephen and Meg Hixon. Stephen Hixon is a Jacksonville native and entrepreneur who has owned part of Orangetheory Fitness in Jacksonville along with Adams. Crisalli and Adams worked together at Message Envy, where Adams led the franchise group on the East Coast. “We are excited to launch the first PROSE boutique in Jacksonville and provide a personalized, healthy approach to hands and feet as area residents incorporate PROSE into their regular wellness routines, said Adams. Crisalli agreed. “Members and guests can feel confident that they are receiving the cleanest service possible as evidenced by our detailed sterilization process. They will walk away with not only stunning manicures and pedicures, but healthier and stronger nails.”

Dell ordination a first at Episcopal Episcopal School of Jacksonville held the school's first ordination on campus in its 53-year history in early December. The Rev. Chris Dell, previously a transitional deacon, was ordained to the priesthood Dec. 4 in the Deming Theater in the Munnerlyn Center by The Right Reverend Samuel Johnson Howard, Bishop of Florida. Dell was presented to Bishop Howard, which ensured he was selected by the Church to be ordained and that he was willing to make certain commitments in his life in Christ. Following a reading and sermon by the Bishop, Dell went through The Examination, during which he made certain vows. Then the Bishop laid his hands upon Dell, a sacramental act traced back to the first apostles. Through the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Dell was made a priest in God’s church. Following the ordination portion of the ceremony, the Episcopal School community celebrated Holy Communion.

Newly ordained Rev. Chris Dell with The Right Reverend Samuel Johnson Howard, Bishop of Florida. ©Laura Evans

"We are so excited that Fr. Chris’s congregation -- the students, faculty, and staff at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville -- were able to witness his ordination. This is a significant event in Fr. Chris’ life and in the life of our school," said The Rev. Teresa Seagle, school chaplain, about Dell, who serves as the school's Associate Chaplain.

San Marco artist wins American Pen Women award

After the Rain One by Mimi Sherman Pearce

After the Rain Two by Mimi Sherman Pearce

Mimi Sherman Pearce, artist and San Marco resident, was one of the award winners at the National League of American Pen Women NLAPW state convention in Daytona Beach. Pearce’s watercolors, After the Rain One and After the Rain Two, were honored with the state of Florida award. Serving as the judge was Jamie Tate. “The color palette is strong as is the composition. As a diptych, the pieces must clearly work together, but each piece should be able to stand along as a painting, as these clearly do,” said Tate.

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