The Florida Ballet celebrates 40th anniversary

The Florida Ballet celebrates 40th anniversary

Founded in 1978, the original purpose of The Florida Ballet was to bring dance and performances to the greater Jacksonville area, but teaching was soon implemented. More »

High school bands enjoy friendly rivalry

High school bands enjoy friendly rivalry

Although the schools are long-standing football foes, the rivalry between the two superior-rated bands takes on a different tune. More »

Landrum cheerleaders personify school and community spirit

Landrum cheerleaders personify school and community spirit

For the 25 girls who are members of the Landrum Middle School cheer team, a busy balance of cheering, fundraising, and community service requires time management skills. More »

Back in Time with Brett: Historic Plummer’s Cove Cemetery

Back in Time with Brett: Historic Plummer’s Cove Cemetery

In use by 1860, this cemetery was the early burial grounds for many of Mandarin’s pioneer families including the Bowdens, Hartleys, Bradys, Flynns, and Wantons. More »

 

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Local artist presents treasured End of Watch portrait to K-9’s handler

By NewsLine Staff
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Local artist Joan Carver said she was heartbroken when she heard the devastating news of K-9 Officer Fang being shot and killed as he approached a carjacker on Sept. 30. She knew exactly what she wanted to do to try to ease the grief of Fang’s handler and partner, JSO Officer Matt Hererra: paint a 16” by 20” oil portrait of Fang for him.

River Garden presents 36 Quilts of Valor recognizing veterans

By NewsLine Staff
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On Monday Nov. 12, 2018, River Garden recognized 36 veterans with Quilts of Valor. The gift quilts were presented with an official certificate and with a custom label affixed, a small token of appreciation given to those who defended our country. Quilts of Valor is a non-profit foundation and was originally started by Katherine Roberts of Seaford, Del. in 2003. The initiative has now spread across the United States and internationally. To date, more than 207,000 quilts have been awarded to veterans in recognition of their service, commitment and sacrifice.

Doubles for Dreams tennis tournament to benefit Dreams Come True

By NewsLine Staff
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The first Doubles for Dreams Tennis Tournament to benefit the Dreams Come True organization is being held at Julington Creek Tennis Center starting Nov. 30, 2018. Adult tennis players of all skill levels are invited to find a partner and sign up for this special event to help raise money for children who are battling life-threatening illnesses.  

Get to Know … Kim Hetrick

By Angela Higginbotham
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Kim Hetrick spent her childhood both in West Virginia and Washington state. She later moved to Ohio for college where she majored in education. Hetrick and her husband of 25 years, Ron, moved to Julington Creek in 2004. They have three children, aged 22, 19 and 15. As a parent of a special needs child, Hetrick has devoted herself to countless efforts in supporting special needs children and adults. She is currently leading the Jacksonville chapter of Ainsley’s Angels, a national nonprofit that aims to build awareness about the special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Hetrick has found her passion in encouraging Jacksonville families to run races with their special needs family members.

High school bands enjoy friendly rivalry

By Heidy Brosofsky-Weaver
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Each year, while the Bartram Trail High School Bears and Creekside Knights fight it out on the football field, the bands battle it out in the stands and during the halftime show, adding an air of excitement to the highly-anticipated game.