Neighborhood News

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Headline: Local schoolteacher authors Southside history book

Headline: Local schoolteacher authors Southside history book

Longtime Douglas Anderson School of the Arts dance and history teacher Debra Webb Rogers is the author of a newly released book from Arcadia Publishing titled, Jacksonville’s Southside.             The book includes more than 200 vintage images and memories including photos of the Southside before and after the construction of Interstate 95. The book also […]

Local church offers VBS in August

Local church offers VBS in August

Church alley in June is a moveable feast of summer fun activities for kids — with houses of worship up, down and around Hendricks Avenue offering fun-filled Vacation Bible School programs for neighborhood youth. But one at least one church is waiting until the end of summer to offer its VBS program. St. Mark’s Lutheran […]

JAA wins marketing awards, scores new flights

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority, the agency flying residents safely in and out of the historic neighborhoods each day, won a marketing award — and several new flights. The JAA won a first and third place in “Excellence in Airport Marketing & Communications” at the Airports Council International-North American, held recently in Sacramento. JAA’s received a […]

Douglas Anderson chamber orchestra one of six in country to receive Midwest Clinic invite

Douglas Anderson chamber orchestra one of six in country to receive Midwest Clinic invite

Brian Griffin, 39,  can’t suppress his boyish grin. It’s the same one he must have worn at age 10, when he took his first violin lesson. The South Carolina native and San Marco resident now directs the orchestra programs at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Griffin’s shy smile emerges when he speaks about the […]

Community effort gets Lee Adams mural back in public eye

Community effort gets Lee Adams mural back in public eye

By Susanna P. Barton               For many years, it lived in a coffin-like box. Once it hung behind a couch. And for many years, it was suspended within splashing distance of middle school cafeteria diners. The historic mural, Ribault’s Landing, has had many homes since it was first painted in 1958 by renowned botanical […]

Brookwood residents bracing for impact

By Susanna P. Barton   Residents of Brookwood Road will be keeping close watch on the installation of speed tables on River Oaks, Lorimier and Dunsford roads this summer. Their concern? The new speed bumps may force new cut-through traffic onto their quiet residential street. The traffic calming measures from neighboring streets are part of […]

San Marco by Design: Residents complete neighborhood planning vision

By Susanna P. Barton   San Marco by Design, an intensive one-year focus group study and visioning strategy for San Marco’s commercial and residential core, is now complete and ready the action phase. Organizers hope the packaged study will help better define community planning parameters, design and potential projects as the neighborhood looks toward its […]

Gators to meet Hoyas in Navy-Marine Corps Classic

Gators to meet Hoyas in Navy-Marine Corps Classic

This year’s Navy-Marine Corps Classic men’s college basketball game will feature the University of Florida and Georgetown University on Friday, Nov. 9 at Naval Station Mayport. Navy Region Southeast Commander Rear Admiral Jack Scorby (left), Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping were on hand for the […]