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San Marco children enjoy new playground in Landon Park

San Marco children enjoy new playground in Landon Park

Dozens of neighborhood children flocked to San Marco’s Landon Park Nov. 16 to enjoy the new state-of-the-art Kompan equipment recently installed by the City of Jacksonville. “It’s been fantastic to have this here, and I like that it only took them two weeks to put it up,” said Darrell Crethers, a San Marco resident who […]

Riverkeeper urges community to make sea-level rise a priority

Riverkeeper urges community to make sea-level rise a priority

Unless City elected officials move quickly to take precautions against sea-level rise and do comprehensive mitigation to counter the Jaxport dredging project, flooding of the kind experienced in downtown Jacksonville and its historic districts during Hurricane Irma – or worse – is likely to happen again a panel of experts agreed during a River Rising […]

Baptist Health friends and family gather for time capsule opening

Baptist Health friends and family gather for time capsule opening

On Nov. 5, 2018, when top brass at Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital opened a time capsule that had been buried during the dedication of the pediatric hospital’s patient care tower a quarter of a century ago, it was as much as celebration of Wolfson’s progress as it was a family reunion. “This has […]

Murray Hill Library to celebrate 50 years of community service

Murray Hill Library to celebrate 50 years of community service

On the heels of celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jacksonville’s city-county government consolidation Oct. 1, 1968, the Murray Hill Library will celebrate its own 50th anniversary Dec. 15. The Murray Hill Library was the last branch library approved to be built in Jacksonville before consolidation. The first mention of a possible library in Murray Hill […]

Murray Hill Heights neighborhood finally gets new playground

Murray Hill Heights neighborhood finally gets new playground

Sarah, Sean and Sawyer Collins live just a couple of blocks from Four Corners Park in Murray Hill. On Nov. 3, they took a stroll up to the Murray Hill Library to participate in early voting, then wandered down to the park to spend time at the new playground, which opened Oct. 24. “We’re very […]

Groundwork Jacksonville receives grant for McCoys Creek restoration

Groundwork Jacksonville receives grant for McCoys Creek restoration

Groundwork Jacksonville and the City of Jacksonville are working on a plan to restore McCoys Creek to a natural resource. To share those plans with communities along the creek, Groundwork Jax hosted the McCoys Creek Fest Nov. 10. Shortly after the creekside festival, Groundwork Jacksonville CEO Kay Ehas announced the nonprofit had received a $250,000 […]

San Marco lions celebrate 21 years

San Marco lions celebrate 21 years

There was music, adult beverages, free commemorative photos, and, of course, cake as San Marco residents celebrated the 21st anniversary of the installation of the Lions’ Fountain in Balis Park Oct. 13. The fabulous felines, who dress up for every occasion, donned blue and white party hats with yellow tassels created by Karen McCombs, as […]

Road diet pain is worth the gain

Road diet pain is worth the gain

After many years of hearing talk from the City of Jacksonville about its plans to make the busy road outside their high-rise condo and apartment buildings pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, Southbank residents are finally seeing the Riverplace Boulevard Road Diet project come to fruition. “I have been eagerly awaiting this project since I first heard of […]