Mandarin Art Festival celebrates 51 years

Mandarin Art Festival celebrates 51 years

Easter weekend is April 20 – 21 and for the 51st year, the Mandarin Art Festival will be held on the holiday weekend. More »

Therapy Animal Coalition matches up volunteer teams with organizations

Therapy Animal Coalition matches up volunteer teams with organizations

Pet therapy animals are different from service animals and emotional support animals. More »

New tiger cubs at St. Augustine Wild Reserve

New tiger cubs at St. Augustine Wild Reserve

Recently, the St. Augustine Wild Reserve received two new tiger cubs, Rupa and Shiva, from an animal compound out of state. More »

Back in Time with Brett  |  Steamship Maple Leaf – Part 1

Back in Time with Brett | Steamship Maple Leaf – Part 1

Life froze at Mandarin Point on April 1, 1864, and now, wrenched in the depths of the murky St. Johns River, rests the world’s largest known repository of Civil War artifacts known. More »

 

Neighborhood watch with a twist

By NewsLine Staff
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The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and Neighbors by Ring brings Community Watch Partners to St. Johns County, a modern day neighborhood watch program that allows platform users to provide the community with real-time, local crime and safety information. This application, which is available for both Apple and Android, is a new version of the neighborhood watch: by allowing users to share videos, photos, and text based posts with other users of the app as well as receive real time safety alerts from neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.

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Mandarin Art Festival celebrates 51 years

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Easter weekend is April 20 – 21 and for the 51st year, the Mandarin Art Festival will be held on the holiday weekend. The festivities will take place on the grounds of the Mandarin Community Club, 12447 Mandarin Road, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Get to Know … Stacey Goldring

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

During Stacey Goldring’s first visit to Mandarin about 30 years ago, she met her future husband. On her second visit, she found her new hometown. Goldring earned a journalism degree from Ohio State University and it was while on Spring Break that she visited her cousins in Mandarin and met Bruce, who attended the University of Florida and was her cousin’s roommate in Gainesville. After getting married, the couple spent time in South Florida, where Stacey wrote for several newspapers and Bruce, an airline pilot, had easy access to three airports.

Back in Time with Brett | Steamship Maple Leaf – Part 1

By Brett Nolan
mail@floridanewsline.com

Life froze at Mandarin Point on April 1, 1864, and now, wrenched in the depths of the murky St. Johns River, rests the world’s largest known repository of Civil War artifacts known. This month we dive into the history behind the Maple Leaf before she reached her watery grave. Part 2 will follow in May.