San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

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

DIA head takes on new role with JAXUSA

After five years serving as chief executive officer for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA), Aundra Wallace will be the next president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber, effective Oct. 1. Earlier this year, longtime JAXUSA President Jerry Mallot announced he would retire effective Sept. 1.  A local committee of past and […]

Road resurfacing project delays San Marco area traffic

  If you find yourself tapping your brakes as often as you tap your thumbs in impatience, the good news is the State Road 13 (Hendricks Avenue/San Jose Boulevard) road resurfacing and improvements project is about halfway complete. Although the 320-day project has eight phases, many are concurrent. Improvements include driveway improvements at Arcadia Drive […]

Candidates for Florida governor visit local constituents

Two candidates for the office of governor for the state of Florida dropped in on two occasions to visit supporters and potential constituents. Ron DeSantis, an Iraq war veteran and U.S. Representative for Florida’s Sixth District, was honored at a fundraising reception at the San Jose Country Club June 14, where 80 guests came together […]

A growing family lays down roots, loves living in San Marco

For Scott and Katherine Wohlers, San Marco is their favorite place to be. The young couple is sharing their love for the parks, restaurants, family friendships and sunset views of the St. Johns River with their children. The neighborhoods are where their story begins, a story of a growing family with big dreams and many […]

Regency reps dispel rumors about East San Marco

There is no truth to the rumor that has been circulating around San Marco that Publix has pulled out from the East San Marco project. That was the main message two representatives from Regency Centers, the group who owns the retail space in the upcoming San Marco housing project, wanted to convey when they addressed […]

No parking news yet for Flying Iguana

Although Flying Iguana’s Attorney Paul Harden has indicated to San Marco Preservation Society officials that he has come up with a parking plan for Al Mansur’s newest restaurant, he has not yet shared anything concrete with the city, said City Council President Lori Boyer during a meeting with the San Marco Merchants Association Sept. 21 […]

The House That Love Built celebrates $12.5 million addition

The House That Love Built celebrates  $12.5 million addition

The man himself – Ronald McDonald – was on hand when distinguished visitors, families and staff of San Marco’s Ronald McDonald House celebrated the opening of its new $12.5 million addition Sept. 21 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and much fanfare. Assisting the happy clown in cutting the ribbon was Mary Virginia Terry, one of several […]

Episcopal’s Jacob F. Bryan III Library rededicated after renovations

Episcopal’s Jacob F. Bryan III Library rededicated after renovations

As part of Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s 50th anniversary Lead the Way capital campaign, the reimagined Jacob F. Bryan III Library was rededicated Sept. 20 while its namesake’s family looked on. “We are pleased to support Episcopal, which the Bryan family has done for 50 years. My father was one of the School’s founders,” said […]

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