San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

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

Rotary Leadership Round-Up: A look at the new leadership for community Rotary Clubs

Rotary Leadership Round-Up: A look at the new leadership for community Rotary Clubs

The first Rotary Club was launched on Feb. 23, 1905 by Chicago attorney Paul Harris as a club where “professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.” Since then, it evolved into a global network of clubs with 1.4 million members who contribute roughly 47 million annual volunteer hours. In northeast […]

East San Marco Publix is opening

East San Marco Publix is opening

Nearly a year and a half after officials ceremoniously broke ground at the East San Marco shopping center, its anchor store Publix has finally set a date for its grand opening. Publix Media Relations Manager Hannah Herring confirmed in an e-mail that Publix will open for the first time at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. […]

Riverfront access to Riverside a reality

Riverfront access to Riverside a reality

Boaters, water taxi will enhance visits to historic district via St. Johns River The Post Street Day Dock, located at the end of Post Street, near the Cummer Museum, is now open to recreational boaters. There are four slips that allow boaters to tie off to the dock, which also features an ADA accessible gangway. […]

Tampa’s Bob Buckhorn to speak at Scenic Jacksonville’s 2022 Great Cities Symposium

Tampa’s Bob Buckhorn to speak at Scenic Jacksonville’s 2022 Great Cities Symposium

Scenic Jacksonville is pleased to announce that former Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will be its guest speaker at the 2022 Great Cities Symposium on Wednesday, October 12th from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue. Tickets are $100 per person and available for purchase at www.scenicjax.org. Buckhorn presided over […]

On the record: Preservation Society launches San Marco Oral History Project

On the record: Preservation Society launches San Marco Oral History Project

When San Marco resident and oral historian Chris Tasker approached the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS), Robin Robinson said the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. “…The historical society was talking about taking oral histories for the bicentennial,” Robinson, SMPS chairman for historic resources said, “and we’ve got our centennial in three years in 2025 […]

Authentic Jacksonville: The Hardwick at Ford on Bay

Authentic Jacksonville: The Hardwick at Ford on Bay

The proposed project for the Hardwick at Ford on Bay is moving on to the next stage of its process. In January of this year, the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) voted to award the project to Atlanta-based developer Carter and in May approved the project’s terms and conditions. The Jacksonville Office of General Counsel is […]

Counting down to 324

Counting down to 324

Jacksonville will soon welcome a new member into its community: area code 324. Last month, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) announced the implementation of this new area code overlay. The National American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), the entity which governs all telephone numbers in the United States, first called for the need for a […]

Station at San Marco construction begins

Station at San Marco construction begins

Construction has begun at 1230 Hendricks Avenue in the San Marco area on the Station at San Marco — a mixed-use development including a residential complex featuring 345 apart-ments and residential amenities, a six-story parking structure and 5,000 square feet of retail space. The development sits on 3.3 acres on the former site of the […]