San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

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

Townhomes rising in San Marco

Townhomes rising in San Marco

Toll Brothers addressed concerns on design, aesthetics Construction on the first of five buildings is currently underway for the Toll Brothers’ Terraces at San Marco. Just a block away from the long-awaited East San Marco shopping center, this residential complex will feature 27 luxury townhomes on 1.03 acres of land bordered by Alford Place, Arcadia […]

Master Chief Harris retires, Bishop Kenny NJROTC celebrates his service

Master Chief Harris retires, Bishop Kenny NJROTC celebrates his service

Bishop Kenny High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Unit honored Master Chief Kevin Harris at his retirement ceremony on June 8, 2022. Master Chief Harris served the school for 16 years. After he retired from a 31-year career in the Navy, he was accepted into the Troop-to-Teacher program and became a Naval […]

Ivey appointed Sheriff, special election looms for vacancy

Ivey appointed Sheriff, special election looms for vacancy

On Saturday, June 11, Pat Ivey was sworn in as Jacksonville’s acting sheriff. Appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Ivey is replacing former Sheriff Mike Williams, who announced his retirement on June 2 following reports he no longer resided in Duval County and had, therefore, rendered himself ineligible to hold the position. According to the […]

Randy DeFoor announcing intention of ending political service as a City Council Member

Council Member Randy DeFoor announced her intention of ending her political service as a Council Member in 2023. Her announcement was made official June 22, she shared a statement with her constituents stating, “It has been a tremendous honor to represent you, the citizens of District 14, on the City Council of Jacksonville.  My love […]

Storage facility ordinance losing favor?

Storage facility ordinance losing favor?

Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber was successful on June 14 at stalling a proposed ordinance to bring more self-storage units to downtown neighborhoods. The ordinance, sparking an outpouring of opposition among residents who flooded city council inboxes, would permit mixed-use self-storage facilities by exception within 500 feet of the downtown overlay district. That means developers would be […]

Fiesta at the Beach benefits Sulzbacher Beaches Health Center, honors Mayo Clinic

Fiesta at the Beach benefits Sulzbacher Beaches Health Center, honors Mayo Clinic

On May 5, for the first time in two years, Sulzbacher advocates gathered in-person at the Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach for Sulzbacher’s Fiesta at the Beach, a fundraiser for the Sulzbacher Beaches Health Center. Sulzbacher honored Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, with the “2022 Beaches Healthy Hero” award to recognize the organization’s outstanding commitment […]

Red Rose Ball benefits Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation’s outreach ministries

Red Rose Ball benefits Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation’s outreach ministries

Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation hosted its 40th annual Red Rose Ball on May at The River Club in Downtown Jacksonville. The black-tie event supports community health outreach efforts in northeast Florida. “Those who sponsor and attend this annual event help us provide compassionate healthcare to those who need it most,” said Virginia Hall, president of […]

Yachting traditions celebrated at Change of Command

Yachting traditions celebrated at Change of Command

Club members, friends, family and the Fleet leadership at the Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club took time to celebrate the passing of the torch, rather, the lowering and raising of the flags to honor the officers who have graciously served the club. The annual Change of Command relieved Annie Tutt as the 25th Commodore […]