Historic St. Nicholas home evokes images of classic holiday movie

For St. Nicholas resident Alan Pickert and his wife, Linda, living in one of the 10 oldest houses in Jacksonville is a dream come true.    Just a few blocks from where the Pickerts were living in an old “fixer-upper” home Alan and Linda and their four kids moved into 18 years ago was an […]

Baptist MD Anderson celebrates new Walgreens cancer-based pharmacy

Top brass from Baptist Health, the Walgreens Corporation and the City of Jacksonville were on hand to celebrate Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center’s grand opening of its new cancer-based specialty pharmacy located in the new San Marco facility Dec. 13. Those celebrating, which included Mayor Lenny Curry, President and CEO of Baptist Health Hugh Green, […]

Dwellers gather for bird’s-eye implosion view at Tumble Down fundraiser

For the Downtown Dwellers who gathered at the crack of dawn atop The Peninsula to watch the implosion of the former City Hall Annex building, the group’s Tumble-Down fundraiser for artwork on the Riverwalks was not only a fun but also a symbolic event.  “It means we are out with the old and in with […]

Animal lover, philanthropist honored for work in securing a future for homeless pets

The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) celebrated the end of the Campaign for a Compassionate Community and honored Linda Berry Stein, campaign chair and major donor with a special ceremony Jan. 15 at the Beach Boulevard facility.   The campaign raised $14.5 million to build the JHS Adoption, Education and Pet Help Center after a fire […]

VyStar makes new branch ‘official’ with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Although the official opening was Dec. 3, 2018, VyStar Credit Union held the ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 9 in San Marco for its newest branch. Located at 1600 Hendricks Ave., across from the San Marco Branch Library, Balis Community Center and Southside Tennis Courts, the new office is the 49th branch in the VyStar family. More […]

Four from San Marco purchase historic movie theatre

The historic San Marco Theatre, which is commonly considered to be among of the 10 best classic theaters in America, has been sold. In what was described by the new owners as a case of “the seller handpicking the buyers,” the torch of ownership of the iconic 81-year-old San Marco landmark passed on Jan. 4 […]

New Granada zoning legislation puts brakes on developers

Granada residents need no longer be concerned that developers will be able to get two lots for the price of one. On Jan. 22, the Jacksonville City Council unanimously voted to change the zoning for the Granada subdivision from RLD-60 (Residential Low Density-60) to RLD-70, making it impossible for developers to subdivide the larger lots […]

Comedian surprises Murray Hill adoptive mom with college tuition check for $100,000

Comedian Jimmy Fallon and Barbie™, a brand of the Mattel Corporation, gave a Murray Hill mother a jaw-dropping surprise when she attended his show in New York City Dec. 18, 2018. Jessica Hamm, a 31-year-old pediatric intensive care nurse at Wolfson Children’s Hospital had made international headlines in 2017 when she decided to adopt twins […]