Northwest set to gain fire station in new year

Northwest set to gain fire station in new year

St. Johns County plans to open its newest fire station — Station 19 on Veterans Parkway near the corner of Race Track Road. More »

A trip to France with three Mandarin connections

A trip to France with three Mandarin connections

The Arpens\\\\\\\' recent trip to France included three stops that were strongly connected to Mandarin\\\\\\\'s history. More »

Horseplay provides hippotherapy for kids

Horseplay provides hippotherapy for kids

Hippotherapy uses a horse’s movements as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment. More »

Get to Know … Donald Bowden

Get to Know … Donald Bowden

Donald Bowden, sometimes better known as Mandarin’s Frog Man, is the originator of the concrete frogs that are all over Mandarin — and in many other states and countries now as well. More »

 

The CreekLine

Northwest set to gain fire station in new year

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline..com

WIth population growth comes the need for additional county services and in early 2020, St. Johns County plans to open its newest fire station — Station 19 on Veterans Parkway near the corner of Race Track Road.

Get to Know … AyoLane Halusky

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

It’s really no surprise that AyoLane Halusky is a St. Johns County Naturalist; his parents were both people in the natural world. His father, Joe Halusky, was a Marine Extension Agent for IFAS/UF and his mother, Marilyn, was a Duval County Extension Agent for 4-H. The family was always out in nature. Halusky grew up in Fruit Cove and attended Julington Creek Elementary for kindergarten through sixth grade and then Nease for seventh through 12th grade. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a bachelor of fine arts degree specializing in metalsmithing. He said his personal mission is to build kinship with the Earth, which motivates deep connection with the local environment, sensitizing people to take on an active role in creating positive life journeys and communities. He is single and lives in Elkton.

Horseplay provides hippotherapy for kids

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Vicky Carregal had worked as a physical therapist specializing in pediatrics for more than 10 years when she was exposed to hippotherapy, which uses a horse’s movements as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment. She said she started using this newfound knowledge with three or four children that were already patients of hers and found they started seeing expedited progress: the children became stronger and more mobile.

Captain David’s Fishing Report 

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

It’s been a few years since we’ve had a decent shrimping season. With a decent shrimping season comes some prime time fall fishing. Reds, trout, flounder, and sheepshead become the biggest targets of local anglers, with a nice variety of other species out there to still add to the cooler.

Gardening | I could always do better…  

By Master Gardener Volunteer Lesley Arrandale
mail@floridanewsline.com

Having tried in spring to grow pole beans — Kentucky Wonder — with minimal success, I resolve to do better. As well as sowing the seeds a bit late in the season, one problem may have been that my yard had too few flowering plants to encourage the bumblebees that I’ve learned are largely responsible for fertilizing bean flowers. I discovered the connection when reading “Sting in the Tale” by a British entomologist, Dr. Dave Goulson. (Also by the same author, “A Buzz in the Meadow”; both books are available at the public library. They may be a little science-heavy at times, but are definitely informative, engaging, and humorously written.)