New High School “HHH” to open fall 2021; ease overcrowding at two existing high schools

New High School “HHH” to open fall 2021; ease overcrowding at two existing high schools

The St. Johns County School District has announced that High School “HHH” will be built on a 69-acre site situated adjacent to Mill Creek Academy on International Golf Parkway with a projected opening of fall 2021. More »

Special delivery service brews smiles

Special delivery service brews smiles

Thanks to a new Bitty & Beau’s Coffee delivery service offered at Creekside High School, staff members receive a customized cup of fresh-brewed coffee … and a friendly smile to start the day. More »

Flag retirement ceremony to be held in Mandarin

Flag retirement ceremony to be held in Mandarin

U.S. flags will be honorably retired at a ceremony at the Mandarin Community Club on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. More »

Program aims to help cancer survivors reclaim health and well-being

Program aims to help cancer survivors reclaim health and well-being

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. More »

 

Golf tips from T Shot Ranch 

Golf…The Great Escape

By Janie C. Farina, LPGA
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Calling all golf widows and golf widowers! Ever wonder why your better half thinks being on the golf course is better than … almost anything? 

Travel | Tasting the flavors of the Mississippi Delta

By Debi Lander
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Newspaper reporter David Cohn is credited with the saying, “The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel and ends at Catfish Row in Vicksburg.” Other sources say the Delta reaches from southern Illinois to the southeastern tip of Louisiana, covering more than three million acres. Yet, native son and author Willie Morris describes the region as “half hills, half Delta and all crazy.”

Pantry Raiders | Bite into pie in honor of Pi Day

By NewsLine Staff
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Each year on March 14, math aficionados around the world celebrate the mathematical constant known as pi, which is represented by the Greek letter “pi.” Pi relates to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which comes to approximately 3.14159, but goes on infinitely. The celebration date is significant because it corresponds to the first three digits of pi, or 3.14. While discussions about math and ponderings on pi in particular can fill the day, this calendar event also marks the opportunity to dig into pi’s homonym … pie. Any pie can fit the bill, but why not feast on this recipe for “Rhubarb Hand Pies” from “Simply Scratch” (Avery) by Laurie McNamara?

Gardening | Signs of Spring 

By Master Gardener Volunteer Lesley Arrandale
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It feels like spring is almost with us, but I’m writing in early February when we used to expect cold snaps up until our average last frost date around March 20. All we can do is work with what the weather throws at us and plan for the unexpected — be it heat or cold, rain or drought — but I guess that’s always been the case for gardeners and farmers.

Capt. David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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Good news: the best fishing of the year is happening right now. Better news: it only keeps improving.