Neighborhood News

Connecting with differently-abled through fashion

Connecting with differently-abled through fashion

Putting purpose into practice, area nonprofits which are members of Connectable Jacksonville held Fashionable, a fall fashion show to benefit North Florida School of Special Education, The Arc Jacksonville, Special Olympics Jacksonville and Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville. The show, held Nov. 3 at Dillard’s at St. Johns Town Center, featured world-famous model, fashion designer […]

Icons of industry honored by Junior Achievement

Icons of industry honored by Junior Achievement

Nearly 200 friends and family members of Harry Frisch and W. W. “Bill” Gay were on hand Nov. 13 at UNF’s Adam W. Herbert University Center to celebrate with them as they received Lifetime Achievement Awards from Junior Achievement of North Florida (JA).  Frisch, 94, and Gay, 91, are two Jacksonville icons of industry who […]

Breakfast club brought together for a reason

Breakfast club brought together for a reason

They say a quick grace before eating breakfast on Fridays at the Cool Moose Café. That might be the only prayer spoken by the four men during the next hour, but there is no doubt in any of their minds that God is with them. Brought together more than two decades ago through participation in […]

Library friends landscape for 50th anniversary in 2018

The Friends of the Murray Hill Library are helping the Edgewood Avenue-based branch put its best face forward by beautifying the façade with landscaping. Led by gardening expert Hella Shull, much care went into the selection of the plants, which include Texas sage, variegated flax lilies, Aztec grass, gold and orange lantana, and foxtail and […]

Stockton Street ramp closure forces alternative routes

Stockton Street ramp closure forces alternative routes

Westside residents who routinely use the Stockton Street exit from I-95 southbound will need to learn which of two detours will work best for the next year. The project which the Florida Department of Transportation is calling “Your10and95 operational improvements project” implemented a long-term closure of the ramp from Interstate 95 southbound to Stockton Street […]

North San Marco Businesses bounce back after Irma

North San Marco Businesses bounce back after Irma

Like most of the business owners on San Marco Boulevard, Beth Handline, owner of Dance Trance, had a thriving enterprise on that road until Hurricane Irma came calling. The savagery of the hurricane’s winds and the St. Johns River’s resulting storm surge took the city by surprise, especially when it pushed an epic amount of […]

Coffee shop zoning creates concern, appeal filed by neighbors

Coffee shop zoning creates concern, appeal filed by neighbors

Concerns about adequate and safe parking for Bold Bean Coffee Roasters’ customers have prompted a nearby San Marco law firm and a church to file an appeal against a Planning Commission decision. Robert Harris Trust, located at 1837 Hendricks to the left of Bold Bean, and Southside Baptist Church, located across Hendricks Avenue from Bold […]

Southbank developer announces new hotel project, requests extension on property purchase

Southbank developer announces new hotel project,  requests extension on  property purchase

S outhbank high-rise residents may soon get a birds-eye view of the first phase of construction at the site of The District Jacksonville—Life Well Lived (The District), the 30-acre master-planned development on the St. Johns River. The purchase of the site property, however, is still under negotiation with the Jacksonville Energy Authority (JEA) and the […]