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Charter school based on Waldorf education expands to San Jose

Charter school based on Waldorf education expands to San Jose

Six years after the idea of a Waldorf-inspired public charter school was discussed by a group of parents in Atlantic Beach, the second location of Seaside Charter Schools will open this fall. Seaside Charter School​s has leased approximately 8,000 square feet of space from Congregation Ahavath Chesed – The Temple, 8727 San Jose Blvd. “We […]

Residents weigh in on Vision Zero Bike/Ped Policy

To eliminate bike and walking fatalities on Jacksonville streets, many bicyclists and pedestrians in the historic neighborhoods relish the idea of the City embracing a “Vision Zero Policy” – which calls for the City to take steps to eliminate all bike and pedestrian fatalities – as a fundamental part of its a new roadway master […]

New development spurs ‘road diet’ study

New development spurs ‘road diet’ study

Fifteen years ago, before lots in Brooklyn were demolished to construct Forest Street, nearly all the lots were occupied by homes and businesses, and the median age of area residents was 51 to 65 years old. Today, after the development of 220 Riverside, Brooklyn Station and the new YMCA, the median age is 38 and […]

Groundbreaking, renaming of Commander site scheduled

Groundbreaking, renaming of Commander site scheduled

A groundbreaking for Chance Partners LLC apartment complex on the site of the former St. Johns Village is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at which time the new name of the development will be released. The 228-unit development – comprised of 88 units in the 16-story Commander and 140 units in six […]

Jacksonville Historical Society releases ‘Most Endangered Buildings’ list

Jacksonville Historical Society releases ‘Most Endangered Buildings’ list

The Jacksonville Historical Society’s annual list of “most endangered buildings” included 22 businesses and residences as well as an entire historic district. The list, presented by Dr. Wayne Wood at Old St. Andrew’s, a Gothic church located next to the Jacksonville baseball stadium, includes significant historical structures that are in danger of being lost because […]

Lakeshore Woman’s Club goes all out for the Grand Ol’ Flag

Lakeshore Woman’s Club goes all out for the Grand Ol’ Flag

In honor of the United State of America and its flag, the GFWC Lakeshore Woman’s Club held its first annual Flag Day celebration June 14 at their clubhouse on Lakeshore Drive. After President Terry Laws welcomed the more than 100 guests, the ceremony began with a prayer by Betty Hayes, 1st vice president, then presentation […]

Rat Pack-era celebrated at ElderSource gala

Rat Pack-era celebrated at ElderSource gala

“A Night with the Stars” was the theme of the recent gala that gathers supporters of ElderSource and Friends of ElderSource. The nonprofit acts as a resource for those living with age-related difficulties and disabilities, many requiring assistance and ‘hands-on’ help. With the goal to empower individuals to live independent, dignified lives, the agency supports […]

Local financial firm supports childhood cancer initiatives

Local financial firm supports childhood cancer initiatives

When tasked with taking lemons and making lemonade, patrons were happy to oblige the request at the Lemon Ball, a recent fundraiser to help battle childhood cancer. The efforts and monies raised on behalf of Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a nonprofit dedicated to funding research, delivering financial assistance and relief of side effects of treatments in […]

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