Community Spirit

FREE Pancake Breakfast

FREE Pancake Breakfast

Come out to Swaim Methodist Church, this Saturday, November 19th, for some FREE pankcakes!! 

That's right.. Swaim will be serving up pancakes, sausage, coffee, and all the fixins to any and all in the community that are hungry. 

Its part of an outreach ministry to meet and greet local San Marco residents.

Breakfast will be served starting at 9AM, in the parking lot under the tent.  And yes it is totally FREE!

Swaim is located at 1620 Naldo Ave, on the corner of Naldo and LaSalle. 

Hope to see you there!  Bring your appetite!!

Yummy photo from here

"An Affair With Flair" this Thursday in San Marco Square


Fashion Show

Boutiques from San Marco will be featured in a fashion show in Balis Park.  The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and showcase this holiday season's must-haves!


Wine Tasting 

Don't worry!  It's still an Affair for everyone!  For those of you that just want to enjoy a glass of wine, the shops and boutiques will be featuring sparkling wines this month to compliment the fashions!  Get your passports at the shops or outside the San Marco Theater!



Event Sound will be rockin' the Square live from Balis Park!


Gift Basket Prize

Complete your passport for a chance to win the San Marco gift basket!  Turn it in at Taverna or The Grotto. 


Book Signings

Group donates unprecedented million dollars to launch homeless veterans' center in Northeast Florida


Allied Veterans of the World, Inc. and Affiliates (AVW) have donated $1,000,000 to purchase a building and provide start-up costs for a Jacksonville area in-house center to help veterans in need.

The group’s aggressive goal is to immediately fill a void for American heroes who have fallen on hard times during this tumultuous economy by opening the AVW Veterans Center in time for the holidays, according to Jerry Bass, National Commander, Allied Veterans of the World, Inc.

How to Support Our Troops and Vets this Veterans Day

How to Support Our Troops and Vets this Veterans Day


Today is Veterans Day. To honor the courageous men and women of our Armed Forces, both past and present, here are several ways that folks are supporting these individuals, including ideas on how you can make your impact:

Retailers, Restaurants Offer Veterans Day Freebies

Retailers, Restaurants Offer Veterans Day Freebies


Vets on a tight budget can put away their wallets over the next few days.

Some of the nation's largest retailers are offering a satchel full of freebies to veterans and active military members in honor of Veterans Day. Most of the freebies require proof of military service. Many are restricted to specific hours on Friday, but some of the giveaways begin earlier and have fewer restrictions.