(Water) Garden of Eden

(Water) Garden of Eden

  By Victoria Register-Freeman Resident Community News Maybe I’ve spent too much time in the Cummer gardens, but for over a decade, I have longed for a small pond. I have never translated this longing into action for two reasons. First, pond acquisition felt aquatically greedy. After all, I have the St. Johns River 300 […]

Council honors Garden Club’s 90th with proclamation

The Jacksonville City Council recognized the Garden Club …

The New Green: Sustainable renovations and urban agriculture news — GoLo

The New Green: Sustainable renovations and urban agriculture news — GoLo

By Steve DiMattia   Historic neighborhoods can be sustained in many ways, from preservation to legislation. One of the easiest and most accessible is to “GoLO” or Go Local – patronize locally owned, locally operated businesses. “When you shop in historic neighborhoods you not only support the local economy but you also promote sustainability because […]

Messy fun part of Mud Day celebration

Students at St. Johns Presbyterian Preschool got their hands dirty with a distinctive summer celebration. In honor of International Mud Day, the children helped create a slimy mess on the school play yard and even shared commemorative mud pies.

Meet your new principal!

This summer, the principal leadership changed at three of the neighborhood’s largest public middle and elementary schools — including Hendricks Avenue Elementary School, Alfred I. duPont Middle School and Julia Landon College Preparatory and Leadership Development School. We touched base with the new heads of these fine community schools and learned how excited they are […]

San Marco student wins crown

San Marco student wins crown

Jennifer Stehlin, a rising Stanton College Preparatory High School senior who lives in San Marco, was crowned Miss Florida Outstanding Teen 2012 last month in St. Petersburg. During the pageant, Stehlin performed a musical theater jazz routine to The 20th Century Fox Mambo. Her platform was the March of Dimes: Working Together for Stronger, Healthier […]

Local poets honored

Local students were honored at the winner’s ceremony of the 2012 Deputy Superintendent’s Published Poets Contest this summer. Taylor T., a second-grader at Spring Park Elementary School, and Dwight J., an eighth-grader at Alfred I. duPont Middle School, were among 12 students selected as winners. The contest, which encourages students to both read and write […]

Tips for dealing with child bullying

By Dr. William L. Scott   Question from Parent: My child comes home everyday in tears and tells me she has been bullied. I want to help but I don’t know what to do. How much should I get involved and how much should I let my kid work it out on her own?   Answer […]