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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,…

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…

Residents take legal aim against developer

Residents take legal aim against developer

Even though fences are supposed to make good neighbors, the new wooden barrier recently erected along the property line between San Jose Estates and adjacent homes in the Christiana Forest subdivision has not helped to…

Courthouse run goes big in Freed to Run 2.0

Courthouse run goes big in Freed to Run 2.0

Jacksonville attorney Mike Freed’s passion for helping others is contagious. Last year, Freed launched Freed to Run, six marathons in six days from the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee to the Duval County Courthouse in…

Two of area’s oldest civic organizations use decades-old golf tournament to benefit others

Two of area’s oldest civic organizations use decades-old golf tournament to benefit others

On the cusp of celebrating its centennial anniversary next year, the Meninak Club of Jacksonville engaged in an annual decades-old friendly rivalry with the Rotary Club of Jacksonville – a charity golf tournament that harkens…

Digging up history in Memorial Park

Digging up history  in Memorial Park

Nearly 94 years ago on Christmas Day, a Jacksonville Citizens Committee put a parchment scroll, onto which 1,220 names of Florida men and women who died serving in World War I had been beautifully inscribed…

Real estate shift coming to historic areas

Real estate shift coming to historic areas

The face of Jacksonville – especially its historic neighborhoods – will look significantly different in a few years. In the San Marco and Southside areas alone, more than $700 million in mixed-use projects – apartments,…

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center’s elaborate, intentional design aesthetic enhances cancer care, treatment for entire region

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center’s elaborate, intentional design aesthetic enhances cancer care, treatment for entire region

With great fanfare the new Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center building, which serves as a gateway to San Marco from the north, is now open for business to serve cancer patients and their families. Although…

Developers of residential infill projects rise to challenge

Developers of residential infill projects rise to challenge

With the historic neighborhoods almost at capacity, remaining lots are becoming increasingly scarce – yet the demand to live in these neighborhoods continues to rise. One antidote to the problem is residential infill, but it…

Downtown at ‘a point of change’ for commercial investments

Downtown at ‘a point of change’ for commercial investments

Oliver Barakat, 48, has been a commercial real estate broker in Jacksonville since the late ‘90s. He specializes in office properties. He helps tenants find the right space and advises them through the entire process…

Fishweir Creek restoration project faces several hurdles

Fishweir Creek restoration project faces several hurdles

Despite support for or grumblings against the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed aquatic habitat ecosystem restoration project on Fishweir Creek, the project has four hurdles to overcome, each of which could stop it in its…

DEP satisfied with RiverVue construction site environmental protections

DEP satisfied with RiverVue construction site environmental protections

Fairfax Manor residents concerned about silt discharges in Fishweir Creek enlisted the help of the St. Johns Riverkeeper to look into a July 4 incident which they believe came from the construction site at RiverVue,…

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