Bolles young women serve in the D.R.

Bolles young women serve in the D.R.

Avondale residents Tory Buchanon and Anna Demont, and San Jose resident Natalie Spadaro all students at the Bolles School,  spent 10 days this summer in the Dominican Republic volunteering in rural and urban communities working on sustainable projects. Two of the projects were reforestation and construction of new school buildings. Most days were spent building the […]

Bishop Kenny students start school with new resources, renovations

Bishop Kenny students start school with new resources, renovations

  Twelve hundred Bishop Kenny High School students returned to school last month to the $1.6 million building and renovation project which had impacted much of the school’s 55-acre campus over the summer vacation. Father Michael Houle, president of the school shared, “We are so pleased with this summer’s projects – most especially because of […]

Preparing for global community at early age

Preparing for global community at early age

Students at West Riverside Elementary, from the littlest in voluntary pre-kindergarten to second grade, have the opportunity to earn a leg up on their peers when it comes to global communications. The magnet school on Park Street offers dual language classrooms, teaching subjects in both Spanish and English to children who may be proficient in […]

Jacksonville Area Road / Lane Closures — Sept. 6-12, 2014

I-95 (Fuller Warren Bridge) Two southbound lanes closed Sunday from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. for routine bridge maintenance on the Fuller Warren Bridge at the San Marco and Palm Avenue overpasses. Nighttime lane closure for northbound traffic Monday from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. for routine bridge maintenance at the Riverside Avenue overpass. I-95 […]

FDOT presents revised plans for I-10/I-95 on Aug. 28

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is presenting modifications to plans for improving the Interstate 10 and 95 interchange area at a public meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 28. An informal “open house” is scheduled Thursday between 4 and 6:30 p.m. followed by a presentation at 6:30 p.m. and public comments. The location is the Cummer […]

Council honors Garden Club’s 90th with proclamation

The Jacksonville City Council recognized the Garden Club …

The New Green: Sustainable renovations and urban agriculture news — GoLo

The New Green: Sustainable renovations and urban agriculture news — GoLo

By Steve DiMattia   Historic neighborhoods can be sustained in many ways, from preservation to legislation. One of the easiest and most accessible is to “GoLO” or Go Local – patronize locally owned, locally operated businesses. “When you shop in historic neighborhoods you not only support the local economy but you also promote sustainability because […]

Messy fun part of Mud Day celebration

Students at St. Johns Presbyterian Preschool got their hands dirty with a distinctive summer celebration. In honor of International Mud Day, the children helped create a slimy mess on the school play yard and even shared commemorative mud pies.