Voices carry– Talk of Publix-anchored development rekindled

By Susanna P. Barton – Resident Community News – The whispers began last month — several residents indicated that St. Joe Co. and Regency Centers might be taking another look at the long stagnant East San Marco mixed-use development at Atlantic and Hendricks boulevards. And of course, anything that includes new word of the long-awaited […]

bb’s rooftop garden a culinary delight

The rooftop at bb’s restaurant in San Marco is a hotbed of freshness. Literally. In the growing heat of May, bb’s executive chef Joshua Agan started a raised-bed garden on the flat roof of the restaurant. Chris Bredenhoeft helped install the bed frames and bring up the organic soil, compost and worm casings. Agan and […]

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. […]

‘Tis the season for college football

‘Tis the season for college football

By William Milne – Welcome back to the most wonderful time of the year! As we embrace the much-anticipated 2012 football season, there is no argument that college football is advancing through a significant transition!  The competition to be the #1 team has never been more intense; athletes are now being recruited as early as […]

Fostering community: Performers Academy cultivates FSS talent

he Performers Academy, based in St. Nicholas, hosted 15 foster children from neighbor organization, Family Support Services, for a three-week Cultural Arts Camp. The program included individualized programs for the teenage students — and helped the 16- and 17-year-olds express their own experiences through dance and music. Each camper worked with a professional artist, dancer, […]

Go-Givers: Stephanie Welchans

By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News Stephanie Welchans cheerfully recalls her mother Susan Sumner “volunteering” she and her two younger brothers from a very early age to help out at the local hospital when the women’s auxiliary would hold raffles or sell baked goods. “The idea my mother tried to instill in us was […]

JCCI Stewards host Khan

JCCI – the Jacksonville Community Council Inc., welcomed guest speaker Shahid Khan to the Summer Stewards reception on Thursday, August 9 at the Florida Yacht Club.  JCCI’s Stewards gather for cocktail receptions twice a year, for thought-provoking, high-level discussions and presentations by distinguished guest speakers, and this event was no different.  Khan shared his vision […]

Night for Heroes raises big dollars for TraumaOne

  More than 500 guests attended A Night for Heroes 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront earlier this year. Thanks to sponsors, ticket sales, donations and a silent auction, the fifth annual black-tie fundraising gala raised more than $83,000 for TraumaOne at Shands Jacksonville, the region’s only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center. […]