San Marco Chamber Music Society sets sight for Germany

San Marco Chamber Music Society sets sight for Germany

More than 60 eager patrons gathered on Jan. 13 at Friday Musicale in Riverside to enjoy “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (A Little Night Music) performed by the San Marco Chamber Music Society.  Coinciding with the Society’s mission statement “to educate and enrich the lives of people of all ages and incomes by presenting world-class chamber music […]

Two well-established private schools agree to merge

Episcopal School of Jacksonville (ESJ) and Beaches Episcopal School (BES) announced the two schools will become one on July 1, 2020.  After thorough discussion and an in-depth review, the governing boards of ESJ and BES, the Diocese of Florida, and St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church voted unanimously to merge BES into ESJ to continue their […]

Residents ask for lower speed limit on Ardsley Road

Ardsley Road residents who attended the District 5 community meeting on Jan. 17 were in agreement about the need for traffic-calming measures in their Miramar neighborhood. The meeting was led by District 5 City Councilwoman Lori Boyer and Chris LeDew, City of Jacksonville chief of traffic engineering, who described the process of approving traffic-calming requests […]

Boyer’s next chapter – heading DIA?

Once her final term on Jacksonville’s City Council ends in July, District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer said she is interested in serving the City in another capacity – as CEO of the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA). “I have expressed an interest,” said Boyer, who represents the Southbank as well as San Marco, St. Nicholas and […]

LeAnna Cumber to claim District 5 Council seat

If District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer has her way, it should be a seamless transition when she hands off her council seat to her successor. As the only candidate running in the District 5 race, Republican LeAnna Cumber of San Marco is slated to take over Boyer’s Council seat, and Boyer is not letting any […]

First Coast YMCA announces new capital campaign

Growth is good. It’s particularly good in the local fitness and wellness industry. Within two years after opening, the Brooklyn-based Winston Family YMCA’s membership base exceeded growth expectations by five years. As the former Yates YMCA, the membership was one-third of the 15,000 currently enrolled at the Winston Y. To address that growth, the YMCA […]

Final construction beam placed on JTA’s future new offices

Nineteen months after beginning construction on phase two of the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) in the LaVilla section of Jacksonville, a milestone was celebrated Jan. 10 when construction workers with Balfour Beatty hoisted, then affixed the final beam to the building’s skeleton.  In the topping out ceremony, the beam – autographed by City of […]

FEC Railroad Bridge to close to navigation for one week

FEC Railroad Bridge to close to navigation for one week

The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 24.9, at Jacksonville, Florida. The bridge will be closed to navigation for maintenance from Saturday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. 22. The bridge will provide partial openings with […]

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