Jack Hines

A Walt Disney VP once said, “We’re all just cavemen with briefcases, hungry for a wise person to tell us stories.” Jack Hines, age 81, serves up stories that satisfy the hunger for connection with the Historic District’s past, its people and its places. Born in Riverside Hospital, Hines smiles devilishly when he remembers the […]

October marks fall flounder fishing

October marks fall flounder fishing

By Nathan & Ted Miller – The month of October is one of my favorite times of the year. Football season (both college and the Jaguars) are in full swing and the weather begins to shift towards cooler temperatures. It also brings a little excitement for kids with the much-anticipated trip to the pumpkin patch […]

San Jose CC captures River City Swimming League Championship

San Jose CC captures River City Swimming League Championship

The River City Swim League (RCSL) administers a dual/tri meet schedule and the annual River City Championship meet that was held the last week of July at Cecil Field Aquatic Center. San Jose County Club took first place. “With another strong showing in the relays, the Dolphins finished with 1,492 points, 27 less than last […]

Neighborhood schools replacing textbooks with iPads

Episcopal School of Jacksonville is the third local private school in recent months to make an announcement regarding iPad technology on campus. University Christian School became the first school in Northeast Florida to replace textbooks with iPads in February, when the Southside school announced its new partnership with Apple Learning Initiative. It will begin implementing […]

Fifth-grade princess sees beauty in service

San Marco resident and Hendricks Avenue Elementary School fifth-grader, Kendall Cosper, recently was tapped to be the junior “princess” for neighborhood Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen, Jennifer Stehlin. Cosper has served as Stehlin’s princess as part of the Miss America organization’s mentoring program. This summer, the pair visited patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and is developing […]

Go Givers: Deborah Stapp

By Julie Kerns Garmendia – Resident Community News – Deborah Stapp, 61, who has lived in her Christopher Creek home 22 years, was a passionate college classical archeology major who has had a fulfilling archeology career in North Florida while raising a family. She credits the support of her husband Fred, a local attorney, with […]

Jack & Jean Cummings

  By Amanda Ford – Resident Community News – Jack and Jean Cummings have seen it all. Missionary trips have taken the couple all over the world to “just about any place you would think of and a lot of places that you wouldn’t” according to Jack. But wherever their travels take them, they always […]

Time for tailgating, kickoffs…and tailing redfish

  By Nathan & Ted Miller – With the summer months coming to an end, September is the beginning of a much-needed break from the summer heat. Fall is just around the corner and our focus shifts from planning summer vacations to making sure our kids are outfitted with the newest fad in backpack design. […]