Eagle Scout project provides a much needed break area to Pine Castle

On June 8, Paul Adair (front, center) led a group of 30 Boy Scouts and Scoutmasters from Troop 473 in performing his Eagle Scout Service Project for Pine Castle. Adair raised money to buy four picnic table sets, which the group assembled, sanded, waterproofed and placed in a beautiful shaded area for Pine Castle program […]

Aquatic Director a world-class coach

He has been called “the hottest name in swim coaching” by national swim magazines, leading some to wonder “what’s in the water at Bolles?” Bolles Head Coach/Aquatics Director Sergio López Miró traveled to the Barcelona 2013 15th FINA World Championships last month with Bolles Sharks swimmer Charlie Houchin, who earned a spot on the Team […]

Episcopal grads pole vaulting for Air Force Academy

Paige Shirley, San Jose, Episcopal Class of 2010, will be pole vaulting for the Air Force Academy next year. Shirley has been attending the Air Force Academy since her freshman year, and will complete her senior year in 2014. While in high school at Episcopal, Shirley and Emily Smithwick (Ortega, Episcopal Class of 2012) won […]

William McLeod

By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News The experience of caring for his mother, Patricia McLeod, who suffered from Lewy Body Dementia, the second most common form of progressive brain disorder after Alzheimer’s, profoundly affected Pastor Bill McLeod. His mother spent her last days peacefully at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida’s Gaston J. Acosta-Rua Center […]

Sally Ann Freeman

By Victoria Register-Freeman Resident Community News The phrase ‘Buy Local’ occurs everywhere now – in shop windows, on bumper stickers, from radio and television pundits and on websites. In the Historic District this phrase might have been coined by Sally Ann Freeman, former Jacksonville resident. Almost a half century ago Freeman was fiercely devoted to […]

Local celebs demonstrate river’s “swimming health”

By Stephen Kindland Resident Community News The success of the recently held Celebrity Jump to showcase the St. Johns River’s recreational value has Riverside resident Jim Alabiso already looking forward to next year. “It set a really good example for the city,” Alabiso said after a dozen local celebrities dove into what he refers to […]

Last minute scallop trip fun for whole family

By Nathan & Ted Miller Looking for a last minute family trip before the summer ends and kids go back to school? Why not take a day and head to the Big Bend region of Florida to do some scalloping? There are many coastal communities in this region that offer great scalloping, and all are […]

Tonca the alligator snapping turtle celebrates his birthday in style

By Stephen Kindland Resident Community News Tonca, the Museum of Science and History’s star attraction, celebrated his 47th birthday in style. Aside from a little green fuzz growing on his back and perhaps feeling a bit irritable, the middle-aged alligator snapping turtle appeared to be in good health as attendants ushered him into a room […]