Serena Summerfield

News Intern

Serena Summerfield is a senior communication student at the University of North Florida with a focus in broadcast journalism.

She is enthusiastic about writing and photography, and hopes to incorporate both skills into her future career. She also enjoys traveling, painting and playing videogames in her free time.

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Jacksonville’s Kona Skatepark is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It’s the world’s oldest privately owned skatepark, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

The concrete park opened in 1977 and has seen famous faces like Tony Hawk and Mitch Kaufman skate through. Kona Skatepark owner Martin Ramos said his parents dedicated the park to the youth of Jacksonville.


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Jacksonville drivers are no strangers to unexpected road conditions, from avoiding a sea of orange cones to detours relating to construction. There’s currently more than $1.4 million in road projects, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.   


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The Downtown Investment Authority is starting off Public Art Week with a tour Tuesday of the 34 public art pieces recently added downtown.

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The Wall Street Fine Art gallery downtown opened a new exhibit Friday, showcasing Cuban-American Artists.

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Board game enthusiasts can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee Saturday at the grand opening of a new cafe exclusively for tabletop games in Mandarin. The soft opening of Java Game Haus two months ago brought president Joe Hausen and his friends’ love of coffee and board games together.


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A second ziplining adventure is opening in late April at the St. Augustine Aquarium.

Guests can zip through the ZIPStream Castaway Canopy Adventure tucked away next to a Courtyard Marriot Hotel on State Road 16, which is the last part of phase one for the aquarium that opened in December. 


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The St. Johns Water Management District has issued a water shortage warning order for portions North and Central Florida after below-average rainfall this winter.

Abnormally dry weather conditions have prompted the need for additional water conservation in First Coast counties Baker, Putnam, Nassau, Flagler and Clay, which received about half of their normal rainfall.


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The St. Johns Riverkeeper is hosting a two-week event to acquaint Northeast Florida residents with the river.

Riverkeeper spokeswoman Shannon Blankinship said many people see the river when driving over a bridge, but not many actually get up close and personal with the water.

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Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams will be speaking at Jacksonville University tonight.

The school’s Public Policy Institute is hosting Williams as part of its classroom guest speaker series.

“The sheriff, I believe, will be addressing a wide range of criminal justice issues— everything from juvenile justice to potential homicide cases to the crime rate here in Jacksonville,” said Rick Mullaney, Public Policy Institute director.

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The Jacksonville Landing is going to brighten up its interior walls through a local-artist mural project.

Its mostly blank walls currently feature simple green tropical plants and light blue pelican figures. Local artist Nicole Holderbaum wants to change that and has partnered with the Landing. She will accept artist submissions for seven murals to revamp the interior.


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