SAN MARCO

Baptist MD Anderson celebrates first year

Baptist MD Anderson celebrates first year

Good Morning America Host and cancer survivor Amy Robach was the guest of honor when the folks at Baptist MD Anderson celebrated the cancer center’s first anniversary Sept. 16 on the fourth floor of the Hill Breast Center in San Marco. Part of a family with no history of cancer, Robach, had been shocked to […]

City Council approves division of historic McIver property

City Council approves division of historic McIver property

The homeowner of one of the oldest homesteads in St. Nicholas has been granted his wish to subdivide his property by the City of Jacksonville Land Use and Zoning Committee. During its meeting Sept. 8, members of LUZ voted unanimously to grant two zoning waivers to Mitchell W. Legler of 1108 Palmer Terrace, allowing him […]

Second screen comes to iconic theatre

Second screen comes to iconic theatre

The historic San Marco theatre is expanding and soon will offer moviegoers a second screen. Theatre owner David Blue plans to renovate the iconic playhouse, which was built in 1938, so that another smaller theatre will be built next door in the space formerly occupied by The French Cottage Gift Boutique. “Single-screen theatres don’t exist […]

Never Too Old: Ortega woman flies ‘friendly skies’ for 50-plus years

Never Too Old: Ortega woman flies ‘friendly skies’ for 50-plus years

Never Too Old takes a look at senior residents who think out of the box or step out of their comfort zone. If you know someone who has a similar story to share, send information to [email protected] Mary Dudley Childress sees nothing unusual about the longevity of her 53-year career as an international flight attendant […]

Flappers in force at annual RAP ball

Flappers in force at annual RAP ball

There’s no better way to celebrate the Roaring Twenties than at the 5th Annual Bootleggers’ Ball, presented by Riverside Avondale Preservation and sponsored by Riverside Dental. Guys and dolls all spiffed up in ragtime garb posed next to Clementine, a Model A owned by Al Heyn, member of the First Coast Region Model A Restorers […]

Local men harness the power of pink to eradicate breast cancer

Why would men – real men – wear pink? One reason may be in honor or memory of a loved one. This month 29 leaders in the community are wearing pink to help raise awareness about breast cancer – and other cancers – and to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Here’s a look […]

Resident forms committee to bring benches to Duck Pond

Resident forms committee to bring benches to Duck Pond

It may take a while, but if neighborhood organizer Suzanne Honeycutt has her way, duck pond benches may eventually come to San Marco’s popular Duck Pond. Honeycutt, who has a better than bird’s eye view of Colonial Manor Lake Park from her porch, has assembled a committee of friends and neighbors to raise money and […]

District developer sees future blending of Southbank and San Marco

District developer sees future blending of Southbank and San Marco

Rapid change is a-coming and in five years it is entirely possible people will stop differentiating the “Southbank” from San Marco and will consider the entire area from the Strand to San Marco Square to be one community – San Marco, said Michael Munz, president of public relations at Jacksonville’s Dalton Agency. Munz, who has […]