Health official remind residents to avoid “green slime” in rivers

Health official remind residents to avoid “green slime” in rivers

High levels of algal toxins found in St. Johns River On October 7, 2013, St. Johns Riverkeeper took two algae samples from the St. Johns River to GreenWater Laboratories in Palatka for analysis. The test results detected total microcystin toxin levels at 1085 and 2080 micrograms per liter, or more than 50 and 100 times […]

Getting to know Dana Bradford

By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News Q.  How long have you volunteered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida? Since 2001 I’ve served on their board of directors concentrating on facilities, programs and fundraising. I am most interested in making sure the Club facilities are sound and equipped with all the resources […]

Gardens life-affirming for cancer patients

By Victoria Register-Freeman Resident Community News When I became the accidental B&B owner, one of my earliest guests traveled with her spouse from Pensacola for monthly breast cancer chemo in Jacksonville. I could always tell when V. had arrived because the B&B would vibrate with music from the black piano. She was an accomplished musician […]

Riding the cancer roller coaster

By Bobbi de Córdova-Hanks Speakers for Life, Founder of Bosom Buddies May was a very important month for me. On May 22, 1986, I faced the reality with my brand new breast cancer diagnosis that I probably wouldn’t be around five years later. On May 22, 2013, I celebrated 27 years of survival. But it’s […]

Affair on the new square brings community together

By Lara Patangan Resident Community News The unveiling of San Marco Square took place last month as neighbors strolled through stunning Balis Park listening to a live band, the frolic of small children who enjoyed the expanded green space and the celebration of business owners who catered to eager shoppers with extended store hours. San […]

Balis Center gets reprieve, but future use depends on programming

By Lara Patangan Resident Community News The Balis Community Center got a new lease on life when it was spared from impending closure by City Council last month, and now is looking to neighborhood residents to determine how to revive programming at the underutilized facility. Balis Community Center, adjacent to the San Marco Library, is […]

Teaching restaurant to take over empty Papa Giorgio’s space

By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News San Marco’s “restaurant district” will soon see a new kind of restaurant open its doors. Joining the likes of Bistro Aix, European Street Café, bb’s and The Wine Cellar at the north end of the San Marco dining experience, the Kitchen on San Marco may be open as […]

New owner for The Cove at St. Johns

Developer intends to finish condos By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News If it’s true that “all good things come to those who wait,” then the waiting may be over for homeowners living in the shadow of the unfinished Cove at St. Johns on Goodby’s Creek. It was recently revealed that Prospect Property Group of […]

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