Bartram Trail girls’ swim and dive team wins state

Bartram Trail girls’ swim and dive team wins state

The Bartram Trail High School girls’ swim and dive team is undefeated this season; they beat out 51 other teams to win the 2016 3A FHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championship. More »

Red Coats visit Five Star Veterans Center

Red Coats visit Five Star Veterans Center

On Nov. 7 at the Five Star Veterans Center, the Red Coats presented the staff and residents with a check for $10,000. More »

Gingerbread House Extravaganza showcases Mandarin residents

Gingerbread House Extravaganza showcases Mandarin residents

Jacksonville Historical Society’s Gingerbread House Extravaganza is open until Dec. 23, showcasing dozens of gingerbread houses and confection creations made by area professionals and amateurs. More »

The Avenues’ Santa Watch: Look to the sky

The Avenues’ Santa Watch: Look to the sky

On Friday evening, Nov. 4, a crowd had formed in the lot of The Avenues Mall. Word was out that Santa was arriving by special helicopter. More »

 

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St. Johns County beach passes for sale at Tax Collector offices  

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By NewsLine Staff
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Annual passes to drive vehicles on St. Johns County’s beaches are on sale at all office locations of St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC. Passes are required to drive on the beaches during the 2017 season, March 1 through Sept. 30.

It’s time to register for the Character Counts! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk

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By NewsLine Staff
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The Character Counts! Steering Committee is calling all walkers, runners and fitness enthusiasts to participate in the Character Counts! 6 Pillars 6K/3K Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at 9 a.m. The run/walk will begin and end at Palencia Elementary School, 355 Palencia Village Drive, St. Augustine.

“Food for Fines” program to benefit food pantry

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By NewsLine Staff
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The St. Johns County Public Library System is excited to announce that it will once again offer patrons a way to lower or eliminate library fines, while providing much needed assistance to the Health and Human Services Food Pantry through “Food for Fines.” The program will run through Dec. 19.

Get to Know …  Mark Spivak

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Born in Kiev, Russia, Mark Spivak began dancing when he was 12 years old. After graduating from professional dance school, Spivak went on to perform throughout the Soviet Union and abroad with the Ukrainian Concert Organization. Spivak was later accepted into the Institute of Culture and Art where he graduated as a teacher, choreographer and business administrator. Spivak went on to form the Tripoli Dance Ensemble, which was awarded a gold medal for the national festival in 1977.

Bartram Trail girls’ swim and dive team wins state championship

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By Julie Sowell
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The Bartram Trail High School girls’ swim and dive team is undefeated this season. The swimmers won all their dual meets, the Conference Championship, District Championship, Regional Championship — and to cap off their stellar year, they beat out 51 other teams to win the 2016 3A FHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championship in Stuart, Fla. on Nov. 4. They edged out last year’s winner, Gainesville High School by one-half of a point to win the title.