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Flashing warning signals installed on Yacht Club Road

Ortega Boulevard intersection site of many accidents Ortega and Venetia residents know all too well the perils of driving through the intersection of Ortega Boulevard and Yacht Club Road. Stop signs are posted on Yacht Club Road, but it is not a four-way stop intersection.             Within the past 15 months three accidents have occurred, […]

Work on Fuller Warren shared-use path is on schedule

Much progress is being made as far as the Florida Department of Transportation’s Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path project is concerned. “We are really, really on schedule right now,” said Daryl Goss, community outreach specialist for the Florida Department of Transportation. “We’re over half-way complete. We expect to have the project completed in late 2020.” The […]

After reviving a ‘dying parish,’ Assumption’s Father Fred retires

After 17 years at the helm of Assumption Catholic Church and School, Rev. Frederick R. Parke – lovingly known to parishioners as “Father Fred” – is ready to retire.             As of July 1, the longtime parish priest handed over Assumption’s reins to Father Jason Trull, former pastor at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church […]

San Marco author learns about life through care of disabled son

San Marco author learns about life through care of disabled son

The life that Chris Gabbard shared in his new book, “A Life Beyond Reason: A Father’s Memoir,” would seem like a nightmare to most people. Yet within his memoir, the Colonial Manor resident goes beyond a feel-good story about how to make lemonade if life hands you lemons. Instead he recounts how, by diligently caring […]

Community invited to play doctor with robotic surgical system

Community invited to play doctor with robotic surgical system

Former patients and members of the community had an opportunity to try a machine that is only accessible to top surgeons when Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville hosted an interactive, hands-on robotic surgery experience June 3 in the lobby of the hospital. The robotics experience was also available to community members, former pediatric patients and their […]

Charity helping charity: nonprofits donate time, money to help youth

Charity helping charity: nonprofits donate time, money to help youth

The Carpenter’s Shop Center Summer Camp was buzzing with activity on June 17 when more than 30 Teen Tutors met with the Center’s elementary school campers (K-6th grades) to begin an intensive one-on-one summer reading program sponsored by READ USA. The Teen Tutors, trained and funded through a grant from the Kids Hope Alliance, came […]

Nemours/Wolfson welcome new endowed chair of pediatric surgery

Nemours/Wolfson welcome new endowed chair of pediatric surgery

By holding a reception June 10 on the Kid’s Walk that connects Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, the Women’s Board at Wolfson Children’s Hospital selected the perfect kind of symbolism to welcome Dr. Robert W. Letton Jr. into his new role as both the Albert H. Wilkinson, Jr., M.D. Endowed Professorship in […]

Marina service project freshens up Sanctuary on 8th grounds

Marina service project freshens up Sanctuary on 8th grounds

More than two dozen people gave up a Saturday morning June 8 to spruce up the grounds at the Sanctuary on 8th Street before the nonprofit’s summer camp began the following Monday.             The community service project was initiated by The Marina at Ortega Landing, an IGY Marinas property, and included patching holes on the […]

New legislation to alleviate flooding inspired by San Jose development

For many residents of the historic districts, the devastation experienced from Hurricane Irma’s floodwaters was a wake-up call also heard by City of Jacksonville officials and Council representatives.             Members of the Storm Resiliency and Infrastructure Development Review Committee, an ad hoc advisory group established by Mayor Lenny Curry and City Council President Aaron Bowman, […]