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 […]

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 […]

Ronald McDonald House, CSX celebrate decade of service partnership

  The time, treasure and talents donated by local volunteers are critical to the success of area charities. And there are no better volunteers than the ones who show their support year after year. This summer, San Marco-based Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, had an opportunity to celebrate the longtime efforts of such a […]

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 […]

Eclectic entertaining is her cup of tea

  By Olga Bayer When Paula McCaffrey decided to host a shower for daughter Michelle Otto, who’s expecting a baby girl in October, she tapped into a familiar and favorite theme from her past – an old-fashioned, sit-down tea party reminiscent of the antebellum tea party she’d thrown for friends ten years earlier. In 2002, […]

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