Fishweir Elementary

Paralympic athlete with local ties defies odds

Paralympic athlete with local ties defies odds

Kyle Coon, who grew up in Ortega Forest, represented the United States in the recent Tokyo 2020 Games, completing the Para Triathlon. Alongside his guide, Andy Potts, Coon swam .47 miles, biked 12.4 miles, and ran 3.1 miles. “My first @paralympics were certainly an experience. The result wasn’t indicative of my capabilities but we learned […]

Roundabouts, changes could come to Herschel, St. Johns

Roundabouts, changes could come to Herschel, St. Johns

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is floating plans to slow traffic and add greenspace to Herschel Street and St. Johns Avenue in Avondale, and area residents have so far expressed a mix of reservation and optimism. FDOT presented proposals at the end of January to replace two stoplights with roundabouts, narrow roadways and add […]

Tenants moving in to Avondale apartment complex

Tenants moving in to Avondale apartment complex

A multi-family apartment complex in Avondale will welcome its first tenants beginning in April. RiverVue, located on the site of the former St. Johns Village across from the Fishweir Elementary School, is now in the final inspection phase, according to Crystal Carswell, RiverVue community manager, who said seven units have been rented. The finishing touches […]

Fishweir students make holidays better for rural community

Fishweir students make holidays better for rural community

With the idea of “children helping children,” students from Fishweir Elementary School collect canned goods to donate to Grace United Methodist Church in Lawtey, which provides weekend food boxes for 25 children in 10 families at Lawtey Community Elementary School through a program called Feed My Sheep. Fishweir Elementary also has a semi-annual tradition of […]