Temple Sisterhood Braille Group speaks language of kindness

Temple Sisterhood Braille Group speaks language of kindness

This special group in Mandarin remains a volunteer organization that transcribes printed materials into braille. More »

Bartram Trail AFJROTC program celebrates successful year

Bartram Trail AFJROTC program celebrates successful year

The Bartram Trail High School Air Force Junior ROTC currently has approximately 179 registered cadets with a waiting list already formed for the next school year. More »

Summer learning for adults stretches creativity

Summer learning for adults stretches creativity

The University of North Florida’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers many options for adults to learn this summer. More »

Sea turtle season is here

Sea turtle season is here

Following a challenging 2017 — that saw the second hurricane in 11 months affect northeast Florida — for sea turtle nests along northern St. Johns County beaches, the 2018 season returns on May 1. More »

Golf and love are in the air in Alhambra’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway”

Golf and love are in the air in Alhambra’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway”

The Alhambra Theatre and Dining’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway” on gala night left the audience rolling with laughter. More »

 

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Golf and love are in the air in Alhambra’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway”

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By Jason Whitehead
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The Alhambra Theatre and Dining’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway” on gala night left the audience rolling with laughter. The show is filled with fast-paced comedy and romantic hijinks — and takes the audience on a wild ride from beginning to end.

Get to Know … Megan Prangley

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

A 2015 graduate of Creekside High School, Megan Prangley grew up in St. Johns County. She has two sisters and her parents, Mike and Julie Prangley, still reside in St. Johns. Currently a senior at Georgia Southern University, Prangley accepted scholarships for cross country/track and field and also for her academic success. She is triple majoring in International Studies, Spanish and Chinese.

Local gymnast goes to Nationals

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

With determination and discipline that belies her 16 years, St. Johns resident and level 10 gymnast Jenna Mulligan qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championships, May 11 – 12 in Cincinnati. At her first time at nationals, she placed fifth on floor exercise, eighth on balance beam and 13th on vault, for an overall ranking of 39th in the U.S. According to her mom, Terri Arnold, Mulligan had a fall on uneven bars which hurt her ranking both on the apparatus and overall.

Q&A with St. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns (District 1)

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Q: Can you shed any light on the process that is taking place regarding the collaborative county effort needed for the School District to comply with the school safety bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott, which requires a deputy in every school?

A: This is a perfect example of an unfunded mandate. The state is providing some funding to enact this, but sheriffs’ offices across the state, including ours, are saying it is not enough. The County Commissioners will work collaboratively with the School District and the Sheriff’s Office to provide a safe environment for our students, but it will take some time to work itself out. In the meantime, I believe it is the responsibility of the constituents to contact their state legislators to let them know that they have to stop passing funding requirements like this to the local taxpayer.

Q & A with St. Johns County School Board Member, District 1, Beverly Slough

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Q: Can you offer any insight as to how the School District intends to comply with the requirement to have an armed deputy at each school as part of the school safety bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott?

A: The School Board is struggling mightily with this. We have held a community meeting at Gamble Rogers Middle School and I have held a focus group meeting to hear from parents as to what their expectations are to ensure that their students are safe at school. I do know that we are not arming current personnel.