San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

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

Designs Approved for RD River City Brewery

Designs Approved for RD River City Brewery

Final designs for the RD River City Brewery mixed-use project were approved by the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) on Oct. 12. The $92 million project spans 3.4 acres along the Southbank and includes 410 residential units, a riverfront restaurant and boat ramp. The residential space will be comprised of an eight-story residential block and […]

Bash in Balis: A Pre-kickoff San Marco Tradition

Bash in Balis: A Pre-kickoff San Marco Tradition

The time-honored college football game between the University of Florida and the University of Georgia returned to EverBank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 28, pitting long-standing rivals Gators and Bulldogs against one another for the 91st time in the City of Jacksonville. But before kickoff on Saturday, families, friends and neighbors gathered in San Marco’s Balis […]

A Trio of Heart Specialists for Wolfson Children’s

A Trio of Heart Specialists for Wolfson Children’s

Three physicians have joined the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Heart Institute at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Pediatric electrophysiologist Judy Ashouri, pediatric cardiac intensivist Kaushal Dosani, and pediatric cardiologist and cardiac imaging specialist Umakumaran Ponniah will provide Wolfson Children’s heart services to patients across Northeast Florida and the region.  Dr. Ashouri received her medical degree […]

Women’s Giving Alliance Hosts Annual Meeting

Women’s Giving Alliance Hosts Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Women’s Giving Alliance (WGA) was held on Oct. 18, 2023, at the Adam W. Herbert University Center at University of North Florida. Collective Giving was the key focus of the day as WGA President Sheila Collier welcomed 220 women from its membership, which recently saw a 39% growth to 470. […]

Team Rubicon: X Marked the Spot

Team Rubicon: X Marked the Spot

An overgrown cemetery at St. Nicholas Bethel Baptist Church became the source of community togetherness when it brought to light a virtually unknown organization in Northeast Florida through an unusual avenue. RJ Caster was scrolling through Twitter, now renamed X, when he saw a story about a local, historic, African American church with World War […]

Traffic Congestion, Safety Concerns Lead to Removal of New Pedestrian Crossing at Wolfson

Traffic Congestion, Safety Concerns Lead to Removal of New Pedestrian Crossing at Wolfson

The new school year got off to a slow start for staff and families at Samuel W. Wolfson School for Advanced Studies as traffic features installed over the summer in front of the school on Powers Avenue caused traffic congestion and raised safety concerns. District 3 School Board Member and Wolfson parent Cynthia Pearson said […]

Junior League Celebrates: 100 Year Kickoff

Junior League Celebrates: 100 Year Kickoff

The Junior League of Jacksonville kicked off a century of service with a 100th anniversary celebration at The Riverside House on Aug. 29. With approximately 100 members in attendance, the event also marked the first official event for the newest members of Junior League. The day honored the 17 women who founded the organization in […]

Defending the Future

Defending the Future

The Downtown Ecumenical Services Council (DESC) celebrated 40 years of providing critical care to those struggling with poverty at DESC Defenders: Into the Future on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the WJCT studios in Jacksonville. “I am ecstatic that DESC Defenders was another great fundraiser,” said Alex Benavides, event chair and DESC board member. The poverty-fighting […]