Community Spirit

Arlington Community Garden Planting of the Fall Food Pantry Garden

Arlington Community Garden invites the garden curious to come out and help put in the fall food pantry garden. They will have lots of seedlings to put in and would appreciate your help in their support of the Arlington Community Services' Food Pantry.

Jacksonville Children Join Safe Kids Northeast Florida for International Walk to School Day


Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will join local school children, Communities Putting Prevention to Work, and FedEx volunteers on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to raise awareness about pedestrian safety on International Walk to School Day. More than 250,000 children across the United States and nearly three million around the world will participate in the annual event to learn about walking safely and to encourage the creation of safe walking environments.

Pumpkins on the Point Opens Oct., 1st

Pumpkins on the Point Opens Oct., 1st


Picking the perfect pumpkin is no “one size fits all” event! That’s why you need truckloads (2 to be exact) to choose from. Starting Saturday, October 1st the front lawn of Jacksonville’s Southside United Methodist Church (SUMC), AKA “The Point”’ will be covered with pumpkins for PUMPKINS ON THE POINT! We invite the community to join in the fun of this annual tradition.

Local Dr. Launches Essay Contest to Ask Students to Solve Public Education Problems


Scot Ackerman, M.D. of First Coast Oncology has announced his third annual essay contest for local high school students, “Students Who Care.”  The topic for this year’s contest is: “Plato said ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ In what innovative ways would you solve the challenges that the public education system faces today?” 

Swaim Methodist celebrates 125 Years

Swaim Methodist celebrates 125 Years

Nothing planned for tomorrow?  Looking for an activity?  Come to Elizabeth Swaim Memorial United Methodist Church in San Marco.  In honor of our anniversary, there will be something for everyone!

Local Author Debra Webb Rogers Holds Book Signing!

Local author Debra Webb Rogers will be holding a meet and greet at Elizabeth Swaim Memorial United Methodist Church in San Marco, this Saturday, September 24, 2011, at 11AM. 

There's a new Farmers Market in town!

Elizabeth Swaim Memorial United Methodist Church will be holding a special farmers market in the parking lot, Saturday September 24, 2011.