Neighborhood News

Get ready to Eat Up Downtown!

Don’t ruin your appetite — save room to support the many restaurants in Downtown Jacksonville next month during Eat Up Downtown. And why not, since Downtown is a key area to the success of the historic neighborhoods to its south. Organizers announced 23 restaurants in Downtown Jacksonville — and several in the San Marco/Southbank area […]

Rotary Club honors Drewa

The Rotary Club of South Jacksonville awarded its annual Frank Sherman Award to longtime Jacksonville healthcare executive and Rotarian, Marcus Drewa. The award was established to honor Frank Sherman who founded the Southside Rotary Club in 1955. Sherman was a pioneering businessman who started American Bank in his south bank grocery store and who was instrumental […]

Pet adoption event largest ever for city

The Mega Pet Adoption Event at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds helped 950 dogs and cats — 96 percent of the available animals — find forever homes. Organizers said it was the largest pet adoption event ever held in Jacksonville, attracting more than 10,000 potential adopters. The three-day event was a collaborative adoption effort between First Coast […]

Sidewalk proposed for Arbor Lane

By Susanna P. Barton   Through a Safe Routes to School program, the state Department of Transportation seeks to install a sidewalk on Arbor Lane that could provide more secure neighborhood passage for children heading back to school this fall. But lack of community outreach has some local residents calling for a curb to the […]

District 3 school board candidate files suit

District 3 school board candidate files suit

By Susanna P. Barton   District 3 School Board candidate Jack Daniels has filed a lawsuit against Jerry Holland, supervisor of elections for Duval County, alleging signatures on the petitions of fellow candidates Ashley Smith-Juarez and Andrew Cordek were not properly verified. When reached by phone in mid-July, Holland said the city filed a motion to […]

School supporters re-launch nonprofit

School supporters re-launch nonprofit

A group of parents, alumni and faculty has relaunched The Friends of Hendricks, a non-profit organization that helps support the school’s efforts. The group’s mission is to increase the available funding to provide for additional resources required to ensure exemplary education for the students of Hendricks Avenue Elementary School. It differs from the PTA in both how […]

Either oar: City studies kayak options

By Susanna P. Barton The city continues to weigh its options for a kayak launch in the San Marco/San Jose area. The most recent idea to surface designating a site at Lake Marco, where kayakers and boaters could enter in still waters and paddle out to the St. Johns via the small channel under River […]

City named top arts destination

Residents here have known this for a long time, but now the rest of the country is clued in: Jacksonville is a pretty incredible arts destination. Readers of AmericanStyle magazine ranked Jacksonville 15th on its list of top arts destinations in the country among big cities with populations of 500,000 or greater. Jacksonville was also […]