St. Johns County goes back to school

St. Johns County goes back to school

On Friday, Aug. 10, traffic once again came to a standstill throughout the county as students and teachers returned to the classroom to kick off the 2018 – 2019 school year. More »

Children’s International Summer Villages: Inspiring a more peaceful world

Children’s International Summer Villages: Inspiring a more peaceful world

Over the years, CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) has become a worldwide movement working toward peace and intercultural cooperation and understanding. More »

Mandarin Community Club celebrates 95th anniversary in style

Mandarin Community Club celebrates 95th anniversary in style

The historic community club building was the site of the club’s special anniversary celebration, which was themed a silent film night to reflect the time of the original founding. More »

Back in Time with Brett: Flynn House Part 1

Back in Time with Brett: Flynn House Part 1

A structure tucked away at the intersection of Flynn and Loretto roads gives us a peek back in time and from 1909 to 1958 it was known as Flynn’s General Store. More »

 

St. Johns County goes back to school

By Shelley Howard
mail@floridanewsline.com

On Friday, Aug. 10, traffic once again came to a standstill throughout the county as students and teachers returned to the classroom to kick off the 2018 – 2019 school year. Familiar faces helped ease the transition back for some students, but there were also plenty of new faces among the old as the county continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the state and nation.

Get to Know … Doug Nunnery

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Doug Nunnery’s Gator roots run deep — not only did he earn his bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Florida, but he grew up in Gainesville. His father was a professor and his mother worked in the athletic department. After graduation, he took a job in Jacksonville with Prudential in its IT department. He ultimately earned his MBA at the University of North Florida while still working full time at Prudential.

Children’s International Summer Villages: Inspiring a more peaceful world

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Over the years, CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) has become a worldwide movement working toward peace and intercultural cooperation and understanding. The St. Johns County chapter is thriving and continues to have an impact on local students and families.

Get to Know … Janice Cushman

By Ken Gillespie
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If you are a parishioner at Nocatee’s Saint John Paul II Catholic church, you’ve seen Janice Cushman leading a choir and serving as Cantor at Sunday services. As a local resident she is often recognized and greeted by congregation members while shopping at Publix, dining out at M Shack, and relaxing at the Splash Park.
She and her family relocated from Pittsburgh four years ago, when husband Ron took a new job with CSX. She works as a guidance counselor at Pedro Menendez High School in St. Augustine and is the mother of two teens in the St. Johns County School District. Advising and coaching young clients is close to her heart as she has always valued the helping profession; however, music and song may be closest to her soul.

Mandarin Community Club celebrates 95th anniversary in style

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

It was a different era in many ways when the precursor to the organization now known as the Mandarin Community Club was first formed back in 1917 — it was just prior to the United States entering what is now known as World War I. According to Club President Emily Lisska, a group from Mandarin formed a Liberty League, which assisted with war efforts and other patriotic services and events.