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Protesters remain calm as they march in San Marco

Protesters remain calm as they march in San Marco

Although rumors on social media tried to fuel fear among residents who didn’t know what to expect, San Marco’s “I Can’t Breathe Solidarity Reflection Walk,” which took place in George Floyd’s honor, turned out to be exactly what it was advertised to be, a peaceful protest. On June 3, between 1,500 and 3,000 community members […]

New Hendricks crosswalk brings safety to coffee café patrons

New Hendricks crosswalk brings safety to coffee café patrons

Pedestrians hoping to patronize Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and other neighboring businesses on Hendricks Avenue north of Atlantic Boulevard will soon be able to cross the busy San Marco thoroughfare more safely. In October, the Florida Department of Transportation installed a mid-block crosswalk near the entrance of the popular coffee house. Wheelchair accessible ramps have […]

The Way We Were: Bonnie Nelson Gum

The Way We Were: Bonnie Nelson Gum

Young Bonnie Nelson “couldn’t wait to move to Jacksonville” from Kingsland, Ga., after her high school graduation in 1933 and vowed, “If I ever get there, I’ll never leave.” Born in Italia between Yulee and Callahan in her grandmother’s house, Bonnie recently celebrated her 104th birthday on Sept. 12 with a party, coconut cake, and […]

Bring on the bulldozers, Publix is coming

Bring on the bulldozers,  Publix is coming

Anticipation pervaded the room as more than 200 San Marco residents crowded into the fellowship hall at Southside Baptist Church to view renderings and learn the details about Regency Center’s plans to build a new Publix on its East San Marco property at the corner of Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard. The project, which is […]

Best-selling author wows capacity crowd at Southside Baptist Church

Best-selling author wows capacity crowd at Southside Baptist Church

Every seat in the sanctuary – including the balcony – of Southside Baptist Church was filled to capacity as more than 650 avid readers came to hear New York Times best-selling author Amor Towles discuss his second book, A Gentleman in Moscow.  The evening with Towles, whose debut novel is The Age of Civility, was […]

Hendricks crosswalk to increase safety and walkability near Bold Bean

Hendricks crosswalk to increase safety and walkability near Bold Bean

There is happy news for patrons of Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and other neighboring businesses on Hendricks Avenue north of Atlantic Boulevard. The Florida Department of Transportation is planning to install a mid-block crosswalk near the entrance of the popular coffeehouse in mid-August. The project will include a striped crosswalk and push-button walk signal with […]