San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

All the latest news relevant to the San Jose, San Marco and St. Nicholas areas.

Work on Fuller Warren shared-use path is on schedule

Much progress is being made as far as the Florida Department of Transportation’s Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path project is concerned. “We are really, really on schedule right now,” said Daryl Goss, community outreach specialist for the Florida Department of Transportation. “We’re over half-way complete. We expect to have the project completed in late 2020.” The […]

After reviving a ‘dying parish,’ Assumption’s Father Fred retires

After 17 years at the helm of Assumption Catholic Church and School, Rev. Frederick R. Parke – lovingly known to parishioners as “Father Fred” – is ready to retire.             As of July 1, the longtime parish priest handed over Assumption’s reins to Father Jason Trull, former pastor at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church […]

San Marco author learns about life through care of disabled son

San Marco author learns about life through care of disabled son

The life that Chris Gabbard shared in his new book, “A Life Beyond Reason: A Father’s Memoir,” would seem like a nightmare to most people. Yet within his memoir, the Colonial Manor resident goes beyond a feel-good story about how to make lemonade if life hands you lemons. Instead he recounts how, by diligently caring […]

Community invited to play doctor with robotic surgical system

Community invited to play doctor with robotic surgical system

Former patients and members of the community had an opportunity to try a machine that is only accessible to top surgeons when Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville hosted an interactive, hands-on robotic surgery experience June 3 in the lobby of the hospital. The robotics experience was also available to community members, former pediatric patients and their […]

Nemours/Wolfson welcome new endowed chair of pediatric surgery

Nemours/Wolfson welcome new endowed chair of pediatric surgery

By holding a reception June 10 on the Kid’s Walk that connects Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, the Women’s Board at Wolfson Children’s Hospital selected the perfect kind of symbolism to welcome Dr. Robert W. Letton Jr. into his new role as both the Albert H. Wilkinson, Jr., M.D. Endowed Professorship in […]

Neighborhood show allows for close encounters between residents and pets

Neighborhood show allows for close encounters between residents and pets

A tortoise, a bearded dragon and an American Miniature Horse were just a few of the pets that took part in Mike and Sharon Leonard’s annual neighborhood pet show May 18. More than 100 friends and neighbors gathered in the front yard of the Leonards’ Colonial Manor home to show off their pets in what […]

Beach Buggies offer free rides in San Marco

Beach Buggies offer free rides in San Marco

If you live in San Marco, it is now possible to make your way anywhere from River Oaks Road to the Southbank without taking your car out of your garage. Beach Buggies–San Marco, an offshoot of Beachside Buggies, the transportation company that provides free rides throughout the Jacksonville beaches, has arrived. The service officially started […]

International artist brings color to San Marco Square

International artist brings color to San Marco Square

A painter with international fame has used the exterior wall of Grape and Grain as his canvas to bring life and color to San Marco Square. Remi Rough, a street and gallery artist from South London, was commissioned by Grape and Grain owner Jonathan Davis and Art Republic Co-Founders Jessica Santiago and George Georgallis, to […]

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