Alhambra’s “Mamma Mia” an exuberant sing-along

Alhambra’s “Mamma Mia” an exuberant sing-along

If you’re looking for a joyous trip down pop music memory lane, Alhambra’s production of “Mamma Mia” is for you. More »

St. Johns County heads back to school for 2019 – 2020

St. Johns County heads back to school for 2019 – 2020

For the past decade or so, the first day back to school in St. Johns County has been focused on the opening of a new school about every other year... but not this year. More »

American Legion Post finally receives patriotic quilt for fundraiser

American Legion Post finally receives patriotic quilt for fundraiser

When Honeybee Quilt Guild member Anne Morgan read a post on a social media site written by someone who was apparently scammed out of fabric and a sewing machine, she was surprised and concerned. More »

Record number of students as St. Johns County heads back to school

Record number of students as St. Johns County heads back to school

The minivans, bikers, and walkers are back, in addition to a sea of yellow buses. School started on Monday, Aug. 12 in St. Johns County. More »

Back in Time with Brett | The 1876 Webb Barn

Back in Time with Brett | The 1876 Webb Barn

After retiring as an army officer following the Civil War, Major William Wirt Webb had a dream of days spent on a wide veranda with the perfume of thousands of orange blossoms filling the sweet southern air in Mandarin. More »

 

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St. Johns County heads back to school for 2019 – 2020 school year

By Shelley Howard
mail@floridanewsline.com

For the past decade or so, the first day back to school in St. Johns County has been focused on the opening of a new school about every other year. This comes as no surprise, as St. Johns is one of the fastest growing counties not only in the State of Florida, but in the country. This year, with no new school opening and growth continuing at a sizable rate, the alternative was adding 35 “relocatables” (commonly known as portable classrooms) to a total of 393 across the county. 

Get to Know … Shorty Robbins

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

About 25 years ago, Shorty Robbins was introduced to the world of historical reenacting and it now colors most of her life — from hobbies to family outings to her period piece tiny home. Originally from Massachusetts, Robbins moved to Florida in the 1970s with her family and attended high school in Vero Beach. She earned a degree in recreation from the University of Florida and moved to the Jacksonville area after graduation. By 2001, she had moved to St. Johns County for a job as the administrative manager for the county’s Parks and Recreation Department and, despite brief relocations for other jobs, has called the area home ever since. 

Travel | Cooperstown, NY and the Boys of Summer

By Debi Lander
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In 1974, Chevy reduced the essence of America to a famous jingle: “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.” Too simple for sure, and more than a bit self-serving, but it hit a home run with many. Nearly five decades later, an idyllic place in upstate New York still hits ‘em outta the park. Cooperstown draws folks with three centuries of American history and baseball. 

Captain David’s Fishing Report 

By Captain David Lifka
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If you haven’t been shrimping yet this year, now is the time to gather your gear and get started. Even though the season is still early, the numbers and the size of the shrimp (mostly larges) are more typical for later in the season. 

Pantry Raiders | Low-calorie chicken dish is full of flavor

By NewsLine Staff
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As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to incorporate hardier recipes into the dinner repertoire. But just because something seems to be more filling doesn’t mean it has to be high in calories or compromise light eating plans.