Interfaith forum addresses faith, politics

“Faith’s Role in Politics” is the timely topic of discussion for the upcoming “Promoting Peace Through Understanding Interfaith Forum” at All Saints Episcopal Church. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the sanctuary. The forum brings together a diverse, politically experienced panel of local lay people from the Anglican, Muslim, Jewish, Episcopal, […]

Troubled waters – Artificial reefs coming to San Marco riverfront

Residents concerned about impact on ‘San Marco Beach’ fishing, already problematic By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News Two artificial reefs are expected to be installed in the St. Johns River as a way to promote better fishing in the area. But not everyone’s hooked on the idea. At least two residents who live in […]

Time to Vote!

Early voting begins Oct. 27 In just a few short weeks, local residents will head to the polls to elect the 45th President of the United States — as well as new leaders in many critical local and state races. Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland said for the first time in local voting […]

Solantic changes name to CareSpot

Solantic Urgent Care centers recently transitioned to a new brand: CareSpot. A broad variety of walk-in and scheduled medical services are available, including urgent care, well care, and occupational health. Over the past few weeks, significant changes have been underway with remodeling and other cosmetic upgrades. However, CareSpot is more than a new name, logo, […]

Residents see kink in sidewalk plans

By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News Some residents of Arbor Lane in San Marco are concerned about the state Department of Transportation’s plans to connect a sidewalk segment on their street. The one-block stretch, which will connect a short sidewalk from River Road to Hendricks Avenue, is one of several projects the FDOT is […]

City identifies two kayak launch sites

Lake Marco location could involve more infrastructure work By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News City officials are considering two San Marco sites as kayak launches: the Brookwood Road side of Craig Creek and Lake Marco at Largo Road. While the Brookwood Road location requires little more than signage, the Lake Marco project might require […]

Overland Bridge work set to begin in January

By Susanna P. Barton Resident Community News Officials with the Florida Department of Transportation confirmed that construction on the I-95 Overland Bridge project will commence in January — beginning what could be more than two years of roadway work along the Fuller Warren Bridge in San Marco and St. Nicholas. Archer Western Contractors, the firm […]

Mellow Mushroom restaurant developers can move forward with plans

Mellow Mushroom restaurant developers can move forward with plans

 Mellow Mushroom restaurant developers can move forward with plans for an Avondale restaurant following key approvals last month from two city agencies. The Jacksonville Historic Commission approved plans for the restaurant at a mid-September meeting. On Sep. 27, the Jacksonville Planning Commission reviewed the designs and approved a rezoning exception that would allow for alcohol […]