San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

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

Auto accident leaves residents in the dark

Electricity was out for residents south of Arbor Lane to Dunsford Road in San Marco for several hours after a Chevy Silverado crashed into an electrical pole at the corner of Arbor Lane and Hendricks Avenue April 30. The crash occurred between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. said Lamar Terry of San Marco, who snapped […]

Administration plans to demolish The Landing despite Carlucci pushback

The Curry Administration plans to stay the course with plans to demolish The Landing later this year, regardless of calls from At-Large Group 4 Councilman Matt Carlucci for a public charrette to discuss the matter again before the orange-roofed shopping and entertainment center is torn down. According to Downtown Investment Authority Interim CEO Brian Hughes, […]

Cumber shares City view: Tear down The Landing

Like her predecessor District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer, who voted in favor of demolishing The Landing, District 5 Councilwoman-elect LeAnna Cumber shares the Curry Administration’s view that The Landing must be torn down to allow the city to better utilize the river.  “I don’t want to step on what the previous Council has done,” said […]

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

It has been more than a century since architect Henry Klutho came up with the gem of an idea to build a circle of trails connecting the neighborhoods around downtown Jacksonville, and his plan is finally coming close to fruition.   At the Emerald Trail first mile walk, held April 13, hundreds came out to […]

San Marco garden tour wows visitors

San Marco garden tour wows visitors

Flowering plant lovers had a treat when The Garden Conservancy, in partnership with the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, sponsored tours of the lush landscaping at four San Marco area riverfront homes March 30. Included in the tour was cultivated foliage outside of the neighboring Thomas and McCalla homes in Granada and the Hardington […]

Greenscape gives away trees to keep Jacksonville green, beautiful

Greenscape gives away trees to keep Jacksonville green, beautiful

Greenscape of Jacksonville held its third annual Arbor Day Festival and Greenscape Tree Giveaway April 6 at Jessie Ball duPont Park under the Treaty Oak. The family-focused fundraising event recognized Jacksonville’s official Arbor Day. It was sponsored by Live Oak Contracting, JEA and International Papers. Activities included children’s arts and crafts and educational talks on […]

Failing selection by JEA, Balanky considers Plan B for his Kings Avenue property

Failing selection by JEA, Balanky considers Plan B for his Kings Avenue property

When the Jacksonville Energy Authority’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Ryan Companies’ plan to build its new headquarters at Block 48, land currently owned by the City of Jacksonville at 325 W. Adams St., Southbank resident and Chase Properties CEO Mike Balanky knew it was time to start thinking about a Plan B for his […]

Baptist Health’s new Hybrid OR offers heart patients peace of mind

Baptist Health’s new Hybrid OR offers heart patients peace of mind

A visit from award-winning Fox Sports reporter Jennifer Hale seemed like the perfect time for Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville to publicly unveil the new Hybrid Operating Room in its Heart Center. Having survived a diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy at age 38 without a heart transplant, Hale was the guest speaker during Baptist’s Sisisky-Kleppinger Endowed Annual […]

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