First Coast

News impacting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns and Clay counties.

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Mo Riza via Flickr

The Jacksonville nonprofit Changing Homelessness is asking for volunteers next month to help survey the city’s homeless population, especially those who once wore a uniform.

The Arc Jacksonville

A Jacksonville nonprofit that helps people with developmental disabilities get work is getting a leg up through some new state funding.

Arc Jacksonville is launching a new employment initiative thanks to $300,000 in the Florida budget this year.

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Sean Lahav

WJCT presents a collaboration between the University of North Florida's Environmental Center and Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida on 19 short videos showcasing the city, state and national parks of the First Coast, produced by Sean Lahav, a project leader in the environmental leadership program.

Sal Taylor Creek Preserve

Sprawling in the rural western part of Jacksonville, Sal Taylor Creek is a lightly visited park that's worth exploring. It offers great opportunities for equestrian romps and wildlife observation.

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(904) Happy Hour

Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park may no longer boast a covered amphitheater, but that isn’t slowing down plans for new events there.

Ebyabe via Wikimedia Commons

Corrected 7/24: This story was corrected to clarify that the hospital operated in the building for only about a decade. The original version of this story incorrectly stated that the building housed the hospital from 1855 until 1964. We regret the error. 

Historic Brewster Hospital in Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood could soon become the North Florida Land Trust’s new headquarters.