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Local cyclists put pedal to metal for Bike MS

Local cyclists put pedal to metal for Bike MS

  By Susanna P. Barton – Resident Community News – Cyclists and bike stores across the city — including many in the historic neighborhoods — are gearing up for one of the biggest cycling events of the year: Bike MS: PGA Tour Cycle to the Shore. In addition to raising much needed awareness and funds […]

Neighborhood advocates, national experts gather for San Marco by Design event

Neighborhood advocates, national experts gather for San Marco by Design event

  By Susanna P. Barton – Resident Community News – Representatives from San Marco Preservation Society, the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida and Healthy Kids, Jacksonville/Blue Cross Blue Shield gathered at Southside Baptist Church last month to release findings of the San Marco by Design project, a yearlong study that looked at design parameters […]

‘Tis the season for college football

‘Tis the season for college football

By William Milne – Welcome back to the most wonderful time of the year! As we embrace the much-anticipated 2012 football season, there is no argument that college football is advancing through a significant transition!  The competition to be the #1 team has never been more intense; athletes are now being recruited as early as […]

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

    Residents share ideas for September holiday travel –  By Beth Mixson – Resident Community News – For many of us, Labor Day offers one more marvelous chance to squeeze in another summer trip filled with fun and adventure. The Mosley / Scherer family enjoys exploring Florida on weekend getaways. This San Marco family […]

Running Uphill – Local Real Estate market exhibits slow but steady improvements

Running Uphill – Local Real Estate market exhibits slow but steady improvements

by Laura Jane Pittman  – Resident Community News – July statistics released by the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) showed some encouraging numbers. Pending sales across the First Coast were up more than 32 percent from this time last year, and the inventory of homes for sale has dropped 30 percent in a year-to-year […]

Let’s get it started: 220 Riverside ready to sprout

Let’s get it started: 220 Riverside ready to sprout

  By Susanna P. Barton – Resident Community News – Local developer Hallmark Partners plans to begin construction on the 294-unit 220 Riverside in early October. The development will be one of the biggest mixed-use projects to be built in the neighborhood in recent years — and one of the first in a post-recession climate. […]

Shoppes of Avondale parking study in neutral

Shoppes of Avondale parking study in neutral

RAP wants scope to include larger area in Historic District –  By Steve DiMattia – Resident Community News – The meter is still running on a parking study for the historic districts. As reported last month, a Scope of Services for Parking Analysis for the Shoppes of Avondale was prepared by Ghyabi & Associates on […]

Burning question – will Fire Station 14 house rescue unit or engine crew?

Burning question – will Fire Station 14 house rescue unit or engine crew?

  By Susanna P. Barton – Resident Community News – More than 150 concerned residents, business owners and firefighters crowded the auditorium at FSCJ Kent Campus for a town hall meeting last month hosted by District 14 City Councilman Jim Love and Fire Chief Martin Senterfitt. At issue is a potential asset re-allocation at Avondale’s […]