Bartram Trail girls’ swim and dive team wins state

Bartram Trail girls’ swim and dive team wins state

The Bartram Trail High School girls’ swim and dive team is undefeated this season; they beat out 51 other teams to win the 2016 3A FHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championship. More »

Red Coats visit Five Star Veterans Center

Red Coats visit Five Star Veterans Center

On Nov. 7 at the Five Star Veterans Center, the Red Coats presented the staff and residents with a check for $10,000. More »

Gingerbread House Extravaganza showcases Mandarin residents

Gingerbread House Extravaganza showcases Mandarin residents

Jacksonville Historical Society’s Gingerbread House Extravaganza is open until Dec. 23, showcasing dozens of gingerbread houses and confection creations made by area professionals and amateurs. More »

The Avenues’ Santa Watch: Look to the sky

The Avenues’ Santa Watch: Look to the sky

On Friday evening, Nov. 4, a crowd had formed in the lot of The Avenues Mall. Word was out that Santa was arriving by special helicopter. More »

 

St. Johns County beach passes for sale at Tax Collector offices  

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By NewsLine Staff
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Annual passes to drive vehicles on St. Johns County’s beaches are on sale at all office locations of St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC. Passes are required to drive on the beaches during the 2017 season, March 1 through Sept. 30.

It’s time to register for the Character Counts! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk

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By NewsLine Staff
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The Character Counts! Steering Committee is calling all walkers, runners and fitness enthusiasts to participate in the Character Counts! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at 9 a.m. The run/walk will begin and end at Palencia Elementary School, 355 Palencia Village Drive, St. Augustine.

Mandarin Council’s Chili Cook-Off fun for all

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By NewsLine Staff
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The 20th annual Mandarin Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off, hosted each year by the Mandarin Council of the JAX Chamber, was held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at RiverPlace Shopping Center. Community members enjoyed entertainment for young and old with live music, a bounce house, a silent auction and the main event, the Chili Cook-Off. This event is the main fundraiser each year for the Mandarin Council and proceeds benefit the Mandarin Food Bank, Junior Achievement and the Janice Meisel Scholarship Fund.

“Food for Fines” program to benefit food pantry

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By NewsLine Staff
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The St. Johns County Public Library System is excited to announce that it will once again offer patrons a way to lower or eliminate library fines, while providing much needed assistance to the Health and Human Services Food Pantry through “Food for Fines.” The program will run through Dec. 19.

The Avenues’ Santa Watch: Look to the sky

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By Elaine Omann
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On Friday evening, Nov. 4, a crowd had formed in the lot of The Avenues Mall. Word was out that Santa was arriving by special helicopter between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. This well-known celebrity was highly anticipated by the very young and the not so young. A secure spot was marked off for landing and guarded by first responders, including police, security guards, fireman and mall security. Families gathered in the area with their eyes open to the sky and listening for that sound announcing his arrival.