Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade to spread holiday cheer

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade to spread holiday cheer

The “Holiday on the Creek” boat parade will again be presented by the Julington Creek Prop Club on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. More »

Small feet leave big footprints in Uganda, Africa

Small feet leave big footprints in Uganda, Africa

Tyler Workman grew up in Palm Valley, but always knew he wanted to open an orphanage … which he finally did 10 years ago with Okoa Refuge. More »

Battle for the best chili at 22nd annual Mandarin Fall Festival

Battle for the best chili at 22nd annual Mandarin Fall Festival

Held on a crisp and cool fall Saturday, Nov. 17 at RiverPlace, the 22nd annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook Off exceeded attendance expectations. More »

Back in Time with Brett: The Webb Farmhouse

Back in Time with Brett: The Webb Farmhouse

Let’s go back in time to when a local house museum was once home to one of the largest citrus farms in Mandarin. More »

 

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OneBlood leading worldwide search to locate donors; Florida child in need of extremely rare blood

By NewsLine Staff
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OneBlood, the local not-for-profit blood center serving Florida and other parts of the southeast, is leading a worldwide search to find some of the rarest blood in the world.  It’s needed to help save two-year-old Zainab, a South Florida girl who is battling neuroblastoma, a very aggressive form of cancer.

Holiday on the Creek: Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade to spread holiday cheer

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

The “Holiday on the Creek” boat parade will again be presented by the Julington Creek Prop Club for the community to enjoy. This holiday tradition will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. The highly anticipated night is for all families to gather and enjoy the beauty of color, lights, and sounds of the season along Julington Creek. Participants will decorate their boats, homes, and docks to spread the joy and excitement of the holidays.

Small feet leave big footprints in Uganda, Africa

By Heidy Brosofsky-Weaver
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Tyler Workman laughs as he looks back at an old photo of himself as a Palm Valley two-year-old engulfed in a pair of men’s boots. Little did he know that he would one day walk the dusty streets of Masaka, Uganda, in a pair of well-worn boots rescuing hundreds of children in dire need and empowering a village by providing jobs and hope. But that is exactly what Workman is doing through Okoa Refuge, the non-profit organization he founded with his wife, Liv, 10 years ago.

Get to Know … “Santa” Kevin Mason

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Kevin Mason, also known as Santa Kevin, grew up in Minnesota. He is a United States Navy Veteran. Much of his career was spent in San Diego, Calif., a post he took so that he could visit with his beloved grandmother on Sundays, as she lived nearby. Mason also served in Norfolk, Va. and NAS Jax Cecil Field. He retired in 2003 and enjoys living in the Southcreek subdivision of St. Johns.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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We are approaching the time of year where if you are not out fishing, you just might be out holiday shopping instead. If you do happen to find yourself in that predicament, fishing tackle and gear make great gift ideas for anyone who fishes or wants to learn to fish. Tackle boxes, and what goes in them, are a good place to start.