Dr. Leslie Kaplan

By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News Leslie Kaplan was introduced to CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) when her two sons, Alexander, 15, and Jeremiah, 13, participated in the cross-cultural program to promote peace and understanding among youth. Both boys traveled to Denmark to stay with host families. Leslie teaches Folklore & Folklife at UNF […]

The Landon High School Alumni Association & Memorabilia Room

The Landon High School Alumni Association & Memorabilia Room

By Laura Jane Pittman Resident Community News If you mention the word “Lionette” to an older resident this side of the river, chances are they will know exactly what you are talking about. Chances are they either were a Lionette or had a sister, cousin, aunt, mother, grandmother, or friend who was. The Landon Lionettes […]

Temple, Center partner for Holiday Mitzvah program

By Sam Griswold Congregation Ahavath Chesed and the Jacksonville Jewish Center have joined forces to make sure the Holiday Mitzvah program continues. The 24-year volunteer effort makes sure 400 individuals who receive home-delivered meals will have a hot meal on Christmas Day. “After meeting with folks from Aging True, Rabbi Jesse Olitzky and I agreed […]

Arts festival draws visitors rain and shine

San Marco area residents turned out for the annual Arts Festival on the Square, despite Saturday’s brisk weather and thanks to Sunday’s very sunny contrast. The Square was lively with early holiday shoppers, baby strollers and dog walkers, and folks just enjoying the warm day. And, it was an opportunity for San Marco Preservation Society […]

Cohen to be installed as Temple’s assistant Rabbi

By Sam Griswold “It is funny how life’s tangents can become our paths,” said Rabbi Matthew Cohen, the new Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Ahavath Chesed. “I always saw myself as married. I always hoped to raise a family. The rabbinate, on the other hand; this I never expected.” Rabbi Cohen became the Temple’s new Assistant Rabbi in […]

Street re-openings a holiday gift to San Marco Square merchants

By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News San Marco Square is a must-do for great shopping, amazing dining and some of the best backdrops for the family photo album during the holidays. While these amenities are always abundant, the best part for this year is the timing of new business openings and the completion of […]

Bridging holiday traffic

While San Marco Boulevard traffic is much smoother now during the holidays with construction crews opening both lanes in and out of the square, potential neighborhood traffic concerns are ahead as the Overland Bridge construction is expected to begin in early 2013. The state Department of Transportation released details of the various phases of the project last month […]

A pearl of an evening at Oyster Roast

A pearl of an  evening at Oyster Roast

River lovers and supporters of the St. John’s biggest advocacy agency, The St. Johns Riverkeeper, came out to dine on Oysters and sample culinary creations, Nov. 16. The annual party draws from all reaches of the city as an outstanding silent auction, Oyster dinner and infamous cold weather ‘snap’ always arrive on time, making it […]

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