School begins in St. Johns County

School begins in St. Johns County

Amidst a bustle of minivans, yellow buses, bike riders and walkers, schools opened for the first day of the 2016 – 2017 school year in St. Johns County on Aug. 10 More »

Kickoff is right around the corner for SenioRITAs

Kickoff is right around the corner for SenioRITAs

The main event is the three-day tennis tournament that will be held Oct. 21 – 23 at the Sawgrass Racquet Club with more than 300 women from all over north Florida participating. More »

Mandarin’s mysterious frogs

Mandarin’s mysterious frogs

Since 2015, people have been talking about the colorful concrete frogs placed along the roadways in Mandarin. And they all wonder, “Where are these frogs coming from?” More »

Mammoglams paddle to win battle

Mammoglams paddle to win battle

The Mammoglams are an all-breast cancer dragon boat team that is part of the Jacksonville Dragon Boat Club. They live by the motto, “We won the battle, now let’s paddle.” More »

 

St. Johns County Tax Collector recognized for best practices

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By NewsLine Staff
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In recognition of Best Practices in Workforce Excellence, St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, accepted an award recently at the Florida Excellence Conference in Orlando.

Kickoff is right around the corner for SenoRITAs

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By David Aaro
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Over the past 16 years, the SenioRITAs have helped raise almost $1.5 million for local breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic and patient services at Baptist Beaches. Through their signature women’s doubles tennis tournament, their live and silent auction and kickoff party, the group hosts one of the largest charity events in Jacksonville. These events coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

School begins in St. Johns County

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By Martie Thompson
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Amidst a bustle of minivans, yellow buses, bike riders and walkers, schools opened for the first day of the 2016 – 2017 school year in St. Johns County on Wednesday, Aug. 10. District 1 School Board member Beverly Slough visited all 10 schools in her district as well as three others in District 2.

Students go back to school in northeastern St. Johns County

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By Martie Thompson
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Amidst a bustle of minivans, yellow buses, bike riders and walkers, schools opened for the first day of the 2016 – 2017 school year in St. Johns County on Wednesday, Aug. 10. District 4 School Board member Kelly Barrera checked in with the principals of all schools in her district.

Mandarin’s mysterious frogs

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By Sandy Arpen
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Since 2015, people have been talking about the colorful concrete frogs placed along the roadways in Mandarin. These frogs are noticed by children riding to school, by bicyclists and walkers who pass by them and by passengers in cars who are hurrying on to their next stop. And they all wonder, “Where are these frogs coming from?”

Get to Know … Dave Van Cleef

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By Eleanor Ruffes
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David Van Cleef, painter and owner of The Van Cleef Company, has lived in Mandarin for 20 years with Linda, “the love of his life.” His father was movie actor Lee Van Cleef, who played the bad guy in westerns in the 1960s such as “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” and “For a Few Dollars More.”