Neighborhood News

Solantic changes name to CareSpot

Solantic Urgent Care centers recently transitioned to a new brand: CareSpot. A broad variety of walk-in and scheduled medical services are available, including urgent care, well care, and occupational health. Over the past few weeks, significant changes have been underway with remodeling and other cosmetic upgrades. However, CareSpot is more than a new name, logo, […]

Residents see kink in sidewalk plans

By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News Some residents of Arbor Lane in San Marco are concerned about the state Department of Transportation’s plans to connect a sidewalk segment on their street. The one-block stretch, which will connect a short sidewalk from River Road to Hendricks Avenue, is one of several projects the FDOT is […]

City identifies two kayak launch sites

Lake Marco location could involve more infrastructure work By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News City officials are considering two San Marco sites as kayak launches: the Brookwood Road side of Craig Creek and Lake Marco at Largo Road. While the Brookwood Road location requires little more than signage, the Lake Marco project might require […]

Overland Bridge work set to begin in January

By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News Officials with the Florida Department of Transportation confirmed that construction on the I-95 Overland Bridge project will commence in January — beginning what could be more than two years of roadway work along the Fuller Warren Bridge in San Marco and St. Nicholas. Archer Western Contractors, the firm […]

Ortega United Methodist Church’s patch celebrates 20th year

Ortega United Methodist Church’s patch celebrates 20th year

The vernal equinox may signal the official transition from summer to fall, but nothing puts residents in the mood for autumn fun and festivities quite like the Pumpkin Patch. When the parking lot at Ortega United Methodist Church transforms into a sea of orange, families come out in droves to stroll through rows of seasonal […]

Get familiar: Proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot

Before heading to the polls Nov. 6, residents will have to know more than whom they’re voting for in the presidential election. In addition to the presidential election and numerous other local, state and national races, the ballots also will include many important proposed constitutional amendments. Not sure what they all mean? Read an overview […]

Mosquito awareness after the storms

The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) has issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. Human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern that additional residents will become ill. Duval County has five confirmed cases of WNV in 2012. The most recent cases involve 35 and 52 […]

IN SEASON – Grant opportunity for local teachers, students

How does a teacher’s garden grow? Local nonprofit organization, Slow Food First Coast, wants to know. Slow Food First Coast, whose mission is a food system based on the principles of quality and pleasure environmental sustainability and social justice, is launching a $250 grant opportunity to find out. The goal is to provide an educational […]