San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

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San Marco Eagle Scout awarded Boys Scouts’ highest honor

San Marco Eagle Scout awarded Boys Scouts’ highest honor

A Jacksonville University sophomore and Eagle Scout received national acclaim when he was awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor Jan. 12. Ross C. Johnson, 20, of San Marco, was awarded the Boy Scout’s High Honor Medal of Crossed Palms during a BSA National Court of Honor held at All Saints Episcopal Church. Presenting […]

Bolles receives historic gift, begins residence hall project

Bolles receives historic gift, begins residence hall project

A historic gift from American businessman, philanthropist and professional sports owner Gordon Gund is fueling transformative changes for Bolles Hall and the Bolles Residential Life program in Jacksonville. While the amount is undisclosed, it marks the largest single donor gift in the School’s 88-year history, according to Bolles Chief Advancement Officer Carol Nimitz. “This gift […]

Northbank construction projects in flux

Northbank construction projects in flux

Recent turn of events has put more than one Northbank construction project in flux. A no vote on Lot J by the Jacksonville City Council sent Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his development team back to the drawing board. Khan and the city also received bad news when the National Park Service rejected the city’s […]

Community Foundation fund helps compensate nonprofits for COVID-19 costs

Thanks to The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida’s Respond/Adapt/Recover Fund, 117 local nonprofit organizations received a total of nearly $1.2 million to help offset the costs they incurred trying to re-open and continue serving clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants, which ranged from $500 to $50,000, helped cover agencies’ purchases of personal protective equipment, […]

Unofficial groundbreaking takes place on East San Marco site

Unofficial groundbreaking takes place on East San Marco site

A collective sign of relief went through the San Marco community in January when a sign was posted on the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Hendricks Avenue that read:  Coming soon, PUBLIX. While Eric Davidson, a spokesman for developer Regency Centers claims an official groundbreaking ceremony may be coming soon, residents found it encouraging to […]

Bolles journalists receive top FSPA honors

The Florida Scholastic Press Association named five Bolles journalism students as All-Florida winners in its Fall 2020 Digital Contest. Freshman Isabel Bassin of San Jose, Sophomore Grace Albaugh of San Marco and Sophomore Cameron Gratz received contest honors in the commentary categories. Freshman Gabriel Coleman and Senior Ella Schellenberg received All-Florida designations in the deadline […]

Hometown Heroes: Ellen Sullivan

Hometown Heroes: Ellen Sullivan

Although her current day job as business manager of The BairFind Foundation has nothing to do with nursing, Ellen Sullivan of San Marco has always kept her hand in by keeping her RN (Registered Nurse) license active. Desiring to answer a call to former nurses to assist with COVID-19 testing, she became a hometown hero […]

Forecast murky for nonprofit sector in unsettled times

Forecast murky for nonprofit sector in unsettled times

Northeast Florida’s nonprofit organizations have found it hard to regain their footing from nearly a year filled with major disruptions caused by COVID-19. The continuing slow roll-out of Coronavirus vaccines, rocky economy, and transfer to a new regime in Washington, have made it difficult for organizations within the sector to “catch their breath” as they […]

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