San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

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

Historical Society launches music history museum, concert venue

Historical Society launches music history museum, concert venue

The Jacksonville Historical Society and aficionados of music genres rooted in Northeast Florida, particularly Jacksonville, have taken on an ambitious and alluring project that is sure to draw bands and musicians to perform at a new venue in 2021.  One part museum, one part intimate concert venue, the as-yet-unnamed venture will leverage the memories and […]

Episcopal schools become one family

Episcopal schools become one family

A marriage of three beloved Jacksonville schools, long awaited, has finally taken place. Students who attend St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School and the Beaches Episcopal School are now part of the wider student body of Episcopal School of Jacksonville. The mergers have been planned since 2018. As one school, students and families will have the […]

One Big Episcopal Family: merger fulfills dream of many visionaries

The story of Beaches Episcopal School, St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School, and Episcopal School of Jacksonville goes back to many visionaries in the Jacksonville community. The Reverend Dr. Robert Ray Parks and Jacksonville attorney and Episcopalian, Lucius Buck, had long dreamed of creating an Episcopal high school in Jacksonville, a dream that began with 265 […]

SMPS presents beautification awards during virtual annual meeting

SMPS presents beautification awards during virtual annual meeting

The San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS) successfully passed the torch to a new slate of officers and congratulated nine beautification winners as it held its first virtual annual meeting June 11, which was livestreamed over Facebook Live. Former SMPS President Linzee Ott oversaw a virtual vote, which subsequently elected four San Marco residents – Chris […]

FDOT begins landscaping project on Hendricks Avenue

The Florida Department of Transportation has begun more road work on Hendricks Avenue/ San Jose Boulevard in both San Marco and San Jose. Construction on a landscaping project along State Road 13/Hendricks Avenue between La Vaca Road and Dunsford Road began June 12. The project consists of the installation of new landscape material and the […]

City Council seeks residents for resiliency committees

With so much coastline, City may be primedfor flooding Concerned about the prospect of increased flooding and more intense hurricanes, members of the City Council’s Special Committee on Resiliency are looking for community volunteers to join three new sub-committees that will be tasked with finding ways to prepare the City for disasters.  The sub-committees are […]

First Coast Relief Fund grants $3.3 million in COVID-19 assistance

Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund has surpassed the $3 million mark in grants awarded to nonprofit organizations responding to immediate needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 85 agencies are recipients of nearly $3.3 million since grantmaking began in March. The Fund is a collaboration between The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Jessie Ball duPont […]

City offers financial lifeline to seniors, disabled

The City of Jacksonville launched the Senior and Disabled Financial Assistance Program on June 20 to provide support to senior citizens over the age of 72 and anyone receiving Social Security disability benefits. “These direct benefits are for our senior and disabled citizens who have experienced a reduction in income or increased expenses during the […]

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