Nease students plan Veterans Day race to benefit K9s for Warriors

Nease students plan Veterans Day race to benefit K9s for Warriors

The Fun Run and 5K for K9s will take place on Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — and raise money and awareness for K9s for Warriors. More »

Ocean of Sound begins 2019 marching season with strong performances

Ocean of Sound begins 2019 marching season with strong performances

After leading the Ocean of Sound to a historic fifth place finish at the FMBC state championship in 2018, band director Jermaine Reynolds created a complex and exciting show for 2019: Odyssey. More »

Miracle on 34th Street is first production of Act II Players

Miracle on 34th Street is first production of Act II Players

The Fine Arts Conservatory will stage its first production, “Miracle on 34th Street,” over the weekend of Nov. 22 at Mandarin United Methodist Church. More »

Creekside High swimmers help others find the perfect match

Creekside High swimmers help others find the perfect match

To date, Be The Match has facilitated more than 92,000 blood stem cell transplants, giving many patients hope for a future. More »

 

Creekside High swimmers help others find the perfect match

By Heidy Brosofsky-Weaver
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When visiting “Be The Match” on Twitter, one finds a sense of urgency in many of the posts. “Two sisters diagnosed with rare disease in need of bone marrow transplant” and “Toddler with sickle cell anemia desperately needs donation before her second birthday” are just a few examples. However, there are also stories of hope, such as the 11-year-old boy saved by his little sister’s stem cells and the Uber driver who donated blood to a girl with leukemia. It is life-changing stories like these that propel members of the Creekside High swim and dive team to get the word out about “Be The Match,” a worldwide registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program.

Nease students plan Veterans Day race to benefit K9s for Warriors

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
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Students at Nease High School are launching a fundraiser for wounded warriors that will have a direct impact right here on the First Coast. The Fun Run and 5K for K9s will take place on Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — and raise money and awareness for K9s for Warriors, a local non-profit organization that has grown into the largest provider in the country of service dogs for disabled American veterans. According to one of the student sponsors, Anna Hampton, the race will be run in and around the grounds of Nease High School and will include booths set up from sponsors and K9s for Warriors. 

Get to Know … Judith Goldstein

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
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A year in Hawaii turned into 30 years in paradise. 

“I went there for what I thought was a year, and it ended up being a lifetime,” Judith Goldstein said. 

Ocean of Sound begins 2019 marching season with strong performances

By NewsLine Staff
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On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Ocean of Sound began its own odyssey when it traveled to Leesburg, Fla. for the Central Florida Marching Arts Invitational and performed its 2019 show, “Odyssey,” for the first time in competition.

Get to Know … Sam Peluso

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
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Born and raised on the Jersey shore just a mile from the ocean, Sam Peluso has embraced life in Ponte Vedra Beach. With a life that includes service in the Navy, a 44-year career in finance, writing his first book, and working on a golf course, Peluso seems to have done it all. He has been married for 51 years to a middle school teacher and has four children. With his life in the military and his job in finance, he lived all over the country before settling in the Jacksonville area, and coming to call Ponte Vedra Beach his permanent home.