2nd Alarmers mark three years of assistance to St. Johns County Fire Rescue

2nd Alarmers mark three years of assistance to St. Johns County Fire Rescue

Former volunteer firefighter and St. Johns County resident Dave Kirschbaum and his volunteers give their time freely in an effort to assist firefighters at major fires in St. Johns County. More »

Mandarin student is state diving champion

Mandarin student is state diving champion

Last November, Mandarin High School senior and former competitive gymnast Keegan Fluharty earned the title of FHSAA Class 4A diving champion for the state of Florida. More »

Josh Heinz Foundation celebrates improvements to Paws Park

Josh Heinz Foundation celebrates improvements to Paws Park

Shade shelters, benches, paved sidewalks, improved irrigation, overhead lighting and a K-9 turf were all made to better accommodate visitors to the park in memory of Joshua Heinz. More »

Indian community influences Southside

Indian community influences Southside

Angie Patel, who owns a business called New Image, said the shared values maintained in Indian culture include hard work and support of family and community, with education as a priority. More »

 

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Get to Know … Tad Holtsinger

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Born in Miami, Fla., Tad Holtsinger moved around quite a bit with his family while growing up. He earned his degree in sales and sales management from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. In 2004, weary of the cold weather, he and his wife of 29 years, Debbie, moved to St. Augustine in an effort to escape the Connecticut winter.

2nd Alarmers mark three years of assistance to St. Johns County Fire Rescue

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Three years ago, former volunteer firefighter and St. Johns County resident Dave Kirschbaum created a volunteer organization he calls 2nd Alarmers. His vision was to provide assistance to St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) both on and off the scene. Kirschbaum and his volunteers give their time freely in an effort to assist firefighters at major fires in St. Johns County.

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch | Is the “Swing” the “Thing?”

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By Janie C. Farina
mail@floridanewsline.com

“It Don’t Mean a Thing, if You Ain’t Got That Swing” – Music by Duke Ellington

How really important is having a “model” golf swing in playing the game of golf? If you’ve been watching Tiger Woods’s comeback from back injuries, the commentators are all raving about his improved golf swing. Not many golfers on this planet have the immense swing speed that Tiger delivers. “8.9 on the Richter Scale,” for certain … Tiger collapses the ball!

Pantry Raiders | Rockin’ Red Velvet Trifle

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By NewsLine Staff
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Decadent treats have become a staple of Valentine’s Day — but not all Valentine’s celebrants want to indulge in high-calorie treats with their significant others. For those who want the decadence without all those extra calories, try the following low-calorie recipe for “Rockin’ Red Velvet Trifle” from Lisa Lillien’s “Hungry Girl 200 Under 200: Just Desserts” (St. Martin’s Press).

Gardening | Winter in Florida

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By Lesley Arrandale
mail@floridanewsline.com

After a mild start to the season, 2018 has brought us the coldest winter snap since 1989, including flurries of snow just a few miles west and north of Duval County. While our climate is not tropical, many of the plants that grace our landscapes are from more southerly areas and will have really suffered unless well protected.