Roll into Cruise Nights

Roll into Cruise Nights

If you find vintage, model cars interesting, then you certainly don’t want to miss out on Cruise Nights held on the third Saturday of each month at the PDQ restaurant in Fruit Cove. More »

Nocatee Kids Farmers Market raises funds for local charities

Nocatee Kids Farmers Market raises funds for local charities

An estimated 180 people attended the inaugural Kids Farmers Market in Nocatee and raised approximately $700 for St. Johns CARES, a local nonprofit committed to helping charities in St. Johns County. More »

Compassion Experience brings global poverty to Jacksonville

Compassion Experience brings global poverty to Jacksonville

Compassion International, a global organization, partners with churches like the Church of Eleven22 to bring its eight Compassion Experience trucks to campuses nationwide. More »

St. Johns County graduate comes full circle

St. Johns County graduate comes full circle

After graduating from St. Johns County schools and the University of North Florida, Andrew Rush is now president and CEO of Made in Space, the first manufacturing company to operate in space. More »

Fellow Man and Mother Earth awards bestowed by Stetson Kennedy Foundation

Fellow Man and Mother Earth awards bestowed by Stetson Kennedy Foundation

Three of Florida’s most highly acclaimed environmentalists were recently presented with the Stetson Kennedy Foundation’s Fellow Man and Mother Earth awards. More »

 

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Fellow Man and Mother Earth awards bestowed by Stetson Kennedy Foundation

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By Susan D. Brandenburg
mail@floridanewsline.com

On a wet spring day at Alpine Groves Park in St. Johns County, three of Florida’s most highly acclaimed environmentalists were presented with the Stetson Kennedy Foundation’s Fellow Man and Mother Earth awards. St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman, Matanzas Riverkeeper Neil Armingeon and environmental writer and water preservationist Bill Belleville were recognized on May 13 by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation for their meaningful work. Presenting the awards were Sandra Parks, widow of the late author and activist, and Karen Roumillat, Kennedy’s step-daughter, both members of the Stetson Kennedy Foundation.

St. Johns County graduate comes full circle

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Andrew Rush has seen a lot of changes in St. Johns County since he first moved here as a fifth grader about 20 years ago — yet some things haven’t changed. Now a graduate of St. Johns County schools (Cunningham Creek, Switzerland Point and Bartram Trail), the University of North Florida, and Stetson University School of Law, Rush lives with his wife, Stephanie, and two young boys (with another on the way this summer) in Fruit Cove, where his boys will also attend St. Johns County schools.

Get to Know … Kristi Leonard

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By Elaine Omann
mail@floridanewsline.com

  1. What motivated you to form the Therapy Animal Coalition?

When I moved to Jacksonville six years ago, I looked for an organization to help me find a volunteer opportunity. When I couldn’t find one, I just started calling hospitals to find a program where I could volunteer with my dog. Mayo Clinic was looking for a final therapy team for their pilot program, Caring Canines. As I was a handler with previous experience, they asked me to be the lead volunteer. There were already a few people out there with similar ideas, and we got together last year and hosted our first Therapy Animal Expo, which surpassed everyone’s expectations.

Get to Know … Dr. Christopher Railing

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Dr. Christopher (Chris) Railing also spent his childhood living in Tampa, Fla. He majored in biomedical science and minored in military history at the University of South Florida before completing an additional degree at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Daytona Beach. Dr. Railing moved to Jacksonville shortly after his 2011 graduation from Palmer College.