SOUPer Bowl IV aims to combat hunger

SOUPer Bowl IV aims to combat hunger

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, will mark the return of the SOUPer Bowl at Nease High School for the fourth consecutive year to benefit Blessings in a Backpack. More »

Jacksonville Camera Club captures Mandarin

Jacksonville Camera Club captures Mandarin

The Jacksonville Camera Club is passionate about sharing knowledge of what to practice behind the lens in an effort to make photographs even more beautiful. More »

Meet new St. Johns County Commissioner Jeremiah Blocker

Meet new St. Johns County Commissioner Jeremiah Blocker

Recently elected St. Johns County Commissioner for District 4, Jeremiah Blocker and wife Lauren love St. Johns County, but feel there are some important challenges ahead. More »

Back in Time with Brett : John Henry Jacks House, Part 1

Back in Time with Brett : John Henry Jacks House, Part 1

Built in 1887, this residence was first owned by John Henry Jacks and his family. More »

 

Volunteers needed to report right whale sightings

By NewsLine Staff
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Marine Resources Council (MRC) has been training and coordinating a dedicated volunteer sighting network of coastal residents, businesses, and beachgoers to identify and report right whale sightings off the coast of Florida since 1995. MRC is seeking shore-based volunteers in northeast Florida to report whale sightings. This will help protect them from collisions with vessels, initiate a disentanglement response (if necessary), help researchers gather photo-ID, genetic, and behavioral data; assist with tracking their migration and more.

South Ponte Vedra/Vilano Beach Restoration Projects and MSTU Community Meeting announced

By NewsLine Staff
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St. Johns County is hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, to discuss funding options for the South Ponte Vedra Beach and Vilano Beach restoration projects through potential Municipal Service Taxing Units (MSTUs). Information regarding both restoration projects and funding sources will be provided, and county staff and representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers will be available to answer any questions. Call (904) 209-0259 for more information.

St. Johns County Schools’ Programs of Choice Showcase announced

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The St. Johns County School District’s Programs of Choice Showcase will be held 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at the World Golf Village Convention Center. Middle and high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Hope Floats announces “The Many Faces of Breast Cancer” portrait series event

By NewsLine Staff
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Hope Floats (a local fundraising team dedicated to raise funds to benefit The DONNA Foundation) has partnered with local photographer Laura Evans for a Breast Cancer Survivor Portrait Series, The Many Faces of Breast Cancer, a portrait series showcasing area survivors. The opening night celebration will be held on Saturday evening, Jan. 26, 2019 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Cork Art District located at 2689 Roselle St., in Jacksonville. This event is centered on raising awareness while celebrating and honoring those directly impacted by this terrible disease.

Travel | Sky high fun in Sevierville

By Debi Lander
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Old style leather flying helmet on my head, goggles over my eyes, and a scarf wrapped around my neck: I’m ready to take flight, feeling like Amelia Earhart and those 1920s barnstormers. Actually, I am ready for my photo op. Pilot Marc Hightower at Sky High Air Tours, based in Sevierville’s Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Regional Airport, snaps my pic.