Alhambra’s Beauty and the Beast: “Tale as old as time” a real beauty to behold  

Alhambra’s Beauty and the Beast: “Tale as old as time” a real beauty to behold  

“Beauty and the Beast” is an absolutely delightful show that is equally entertaining to kids, adults raised on the animated Disney feature and everyone else. More »

Small home, simple life

Small home, simple life

The popular tiny house concept of downsizing to a simple lifestyle is sweeping the nation and many are jumping on the bandwagon, including St. Johns resident and chef Joel Esposito. More »

Caring Art Program marries medicine and art

Caring Art Program marries medicine and art

Patty Magee’s Caring Art Program has blossomed into a Baptist Health-wide initiative that provides hundreds of patients with “a creative healing space and sanctuary.” More »

The Giving Closet Project

The Giving Closet Project

Twin Lakes Academy Elementary fourth grade teacher Jennifer Smith founded The Giving Closet Project by laundering and repurposing her school\'s lost and found items. More »

Helping Hands of all ages clean up the beach

Helping Hands of all ages clean up the beach

Helping Hands of Nocatee rounded up neighbors of all ages to help clean up Mickler’s Landing Beach on June 25. More »

 

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Get to Know … Jeffrey St. Clair

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By Courtney Clark
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Jeffrey St. Clair, Pittsburgh native and pastor of Mandarin United Methodist Church, has lived in St. Johns County for three years. Initially motivated to move south for his son’s health, St. Clair and his family have come to love the area and community.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By David Lifka
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Around here, a hot summer usually means hot fishing on the St. Johns and to date, this year has been no exception. Favorable weather conditions have been contributing to a very favorable start to this year’s shrimp run. With shrimp in the river, you can expect much of the food chain to follow, which can mean excellent fishing for all of us through late summer and fall.

Gardening: Cool-season gardening

Gardening

By Lesley Arrandale
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Come September it will be time to have a plan in place for your winter vegetable garden. To avoid disease and insect problems, it’s important to rotate crops to different areas of your garden. A four-plot system makes this an easier proposition, but if you have limited space this layout may not be feasible. In any case, good record keeping will help keep track of what vegetables you have grown, and where and when you grew them. Wait at least three seasons before growing plants in the same family in the same area and incorporate generous amounts of well-rotted compost to encourage populations of beneficial organisms. You may find this article from Mother Earth News helpful: http://tinyurl.com/juqhnma

Travel: Exploring the Carrara marble mines

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By Debi Lander
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I grip the sides of the backseat in a Jeep 4×4 as my body slides into fellow passengers. Chalk dust flying from our tracks, we bounce over potholes and transfer our weight as the vehicle scurries around hairpin corners. This ride takes me up one of the craziest roads I’ve ever experienced. Just when I think we can go no higher, the driver maneuvers around still another tight bend and we ascend again. We don’t stop until we reach an altitude of 3,280 feet.

The Pantry Raiders | Turn dinner time into family time

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Back to school

By Scott Stegmaier
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With school back in full force we are all just trying to get adjusted. For some, add after-school sports and activities in there too. One word: Rush. Yes, it is that time of year again. Rush here, rush there! There is no time it seems, especially for dinner.

St. Johns County residents can attend Lightner’s Curator’s Tour for free

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By NewsLine Staff
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Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers conducts monthly tours featuring unique and special treasures of the museum. The tours are the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. and offer guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner’s eclectic relics. This month’s tour will be on Sept. 7.