Annual pet drive sets record for donations

Annual pet drive sets record for donations

Pets in need in St. Johns and Duval counties were the beneficiaries of a summer pet supply drive sponsored by the Florida NewsLine family of community newspapers. More »

Camp Fixel introduces musical theater to young students

Camp Fixel introduces musical theater to young students

Camp Fixel, the Bat Mitzvah project of Mandarin resident Abigail Fixel, was held over two weeks in June at Brentwood Elementary School and culminated with a production of “Princess Whatsername” on June 24. More »

Educator honored with tree at Twin Lakes Academy Elementary

Educator honored with tree at Twin Lakes Academy Elementary

Twin Lakes Academy Elementary recently honored teacher Marcia Rivas for her many contributions to the school, including forming the school’s award winning Green Team in 2009, by planting a tree on the school campus. More »

Landrum student wins grand prize in junior angler tournament

Landrum student wins grand prize in junior angler tournament

First time’s a charm for 12-year-old Jack Furness of Ponte Vedra, who recently took home the grand prize in the 2017 King Buster 400 Brian Dingman Memorial Junior Angler Tournament. More »

Alhambra’s “Annie” takes some back to childhood

Alhambra’s “Annie” takes some back to childhood

Alhambra Theatre and Dining brings the classic musical “Annie” to the stage this summer. The night didn’t disappoint those who had grown up watching the movie of the same name as the show brought out fans of all ages. More »

 

Alhambra’s “Annie” takes some back to childhood and makes new childhood memories

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By Heather Seay
mail@floridanewsline.com

As part of their Fifty Years of Memories celebration, Alhambra Theatre and Dining brings the classic musical “Annie” to the stage this summer. The night didn’t disappoint those who had grown up watching the movie of the same name as the show brought out fans of all ages. There was excited chatter prior to the show from those about to relive a favorite as well as anticipation from those who are new to “Annie.”  

Annual pet drive sets record for donations

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Pets in need in St. Johns and Duval counties were the beneficiaries of a summer pet supply drive sponsored by the Florida NewsLine family of community newspapers: The CreekLine, Ponte Vedra NewsLine, Mandarin NewsLine and Southside NewsLine. Local businesses were requested to serve as donation points earlier this summer and the drive was held for the month of June. The community responded very generously and all donations of food and supplies were given to First Coast No More Homeless Pets.

Camp Fixel introduces musical theater to young students

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Camp Fixel, the Bat Mitzvah project of Mandarin resident Abigail Fixel, was held over two weeks in June at Brentwood Elementary School and culminated with a production of “Princess Whatsername” on June 24. The project introduced musical theater to students aged five – 13 in Jacksonville’s urban core who were from all walks of life.

Get to Know … Melissa Nelson

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Melissa Nelson stands on the boardwalk at Riverfront Park at RiverTown in northwest St. Johns County on October 13, 2015.

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Melissa Nelson is a Northeast Florida native who grew up on beautiful Amelia Island. She earned her degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida and has spent the majority of her career in the non-profit setting. After working with the Chamber of Commerce and other associations, she became a stay at home mom of twins, McKenna and Max. Family first, Nelson enjoyed 15 years of volunteering in areas where her children were involved. A former soccer coach, PTO member, and booster board member, Nelson transitioned back into the workforce in 2014, just three years ago.

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch: “What women want” who want to play golf

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By Janie C. Farina
mail@floridanewsline.com

“When your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme.”

~ Jiminy Cricket, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” Walt Disney’s 1940 adaptation of “Pinocchio”

Are women getting “what they want,” or wish for, when it comes to golf? Or are women getting what the golf industry has provided?