Community “Happenings” for San Marco, San Jose and St. Nicholas

This page includes local events and celebrations that the specific neighborhoods have going on throughout the month of the publication date. Keep an eye out for what’s going on in your neck of the woods.

Regency reps dispel rumors about East San Marco

There is no truth to the rumor that has been circulating around San Marco that Publix has pulled out from the East San Marco project. That was the main message two representatives from Regency Centers, the group who owns the retail space in the upcoming San Marco housing project, wanted to convey when they addressed […]

No parking news yet for Flying Iguana

Although Flying Iguana’s Attorney Paul Harden has indicated to San Marco Preservation Society officials that he has come up with a parking plan for Al Mansur’s newest restaurant, he has not yet shared anything concrete with the city, said City Council President Lori Boyer during a meeting with the San Marco Merchants Association Sept. 21 […]

The House That Love Built celebrates $12.5 million addition

The House That Love Built celebrates  $12.5 million addition

The man himself – Ronald McDonald – was on hand when distinguished visitors, families and staff of San Marco’s Ronald McDonald House celebrated the opening of its new $12.5 million addition Sept. 21 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and much fanfare. Assisting the happy clown in cutting the ribbon was Mary Virginia Terry, one of several […]

Episcopal’s Jacob F. Bryan III Library rededicated after renovations

Episcopal’s Jacob F. Bryan III Library rededicated after renovations

As part of Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s 50th anniversary Lead the Way capital campaign, the reimagined Jacob F. Bryan III Library was rededicated Sept. 20 while its namesake’s family looked on. “We are pleased to support Episcopal, which the Bryan family has done for 50 years. My father was one of the School’s founders,” said […]

Alumni, students gather to celebrate Bishop Kenny’s 65th anniversary

Alumni, students gather to celebrate Bishop Kenny’s 65th anniversary

Alumni from the 1950s were among the special guests when The Most Reverend Felipe Estevez, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine, led a special celebration to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of Bishop Kenny High School Sept. 8 in Baldwin Athletic Center on the school’s campus. The 1,210-member student body, as […]

Touch rugby, the popular coed sport just about anyone can play

Touch rugby, the popular coed sport just about anyone can play

When Andy Yi and his wife Debby moved back to Jacksonville from Taiwan in 2014 one of the main things they missed most was the “welcoming” atmosphere of the Touch Rugby Association they had Taipei. “Actually it was my wife who got me into it,” said Yi, adding that he started playing when he and […]

Former Miss America, Greek clergy lead St. John the Divine centennial celebration

Former Miss America, Greek clergy lead St. John the Divine centennial celebration

Members of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in St. Nicholas celebrated their church’s 100th anniversary in great style with a grand banquet at the Prime Osborn Center Sept. 24. The only Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville and the third oldest of its denomination in Florida, St. John the Divine marked its centennial with […]

Former grammar school celebrates 100 years

Former grammar school celebrates 100 years

Live music filled the air while residents, business owners and guests enjoyed wine, cheese and tasty hors d’oeuvres served during a courtyard celebration of the 100th anniversary of South Jacksonville Grammar School Sept. 24. The historic San Marco school, which was listed in the United States National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 2004, […]

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