St. Johns County goes back to school

St. Johns County goes back to school

On Friday, Aug. 10, traffic once again came to a standstill throughout the county as students and teachers returned to the classroom to kick off the 2018 – 2019 school year. More »

Children’s International Summer Villages: Inspiring a more peaceful world

Children’s International Summer Villages: Inspiring a more peaceful world

Over the years, CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) has become a worldwide movement working toward peace and intercultural cooperation and understanding. More »

Mandarin Community Club celebrates 95th anniversary in style

Mandarin Community Club celebrates 95th anniversary in style

The historic community club building was the site of the club’s special anniversary celebration, which was themed a silent film night to reflect the time of the original founding. More »

Back in Time with Brett: Flynn House Part 1

Back in Time with Brett: Flynn House Part 1

A structure tucked away at the intersection of Flynn and Loretto roads gives us a peek back in time and from 1909 to 1958 it was known as Flynn’s General Store. More »

 

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St. Johns County goes back to school

By Shelley Howard
mail@floridanewsline.com

On Friday, Aug. 10, traffic once again came to a standstill throughout the county as students and teachers returned to the classroom to kick off the 2018 – 2019 school year. Familiar faces helped ease the transition back for some students, but there were also plenty of new faces among the old as the county continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the state and nation.

Get to Know … Doug Nunnery

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Doug Nunnery’s Gator roots run deep — not only did he earn his bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Florida, but he grew up in Gainesville. His father was a professor and his mother worked in the athletic department. After graduation, he took a job in Jacksonville with Prudential in its IT department. He ultimately earned his MBA at the University of North Florida while still working full time at Prudential.

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch

Is golf a contact sport?

By Janie C. Farina, LPGA
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“My swing is so bad, I look like a caveman killing his lunch.” — Tommy Armour

Do you “look like a caveman killing his lunch” when playing golf?

Are you “killing the ball” when you play, or is your golf game killing you?

Gardening | What is soil?

By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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This seems like a simple question, but it’s an important one, because soil — rather than “dirt” — can be considered the basis of all life. Whether it is the sands of the sea shore and deserts, or the thick alluvial muds of grand rivers like the Mississippi, soils harbor and support millions of tiny organisms or microbes — animal, vegetable, and fungal. They form a community of creatures that we are oblivious to, but which are vital to soil fertility and its ability to support the plant life on which we depend.

Pantry Raiders | Warm Black Bean Salsa

Impress guests with homemade salsa at your next soirée

By NewsLine Staff
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Gatherings of family and friends are better with food, and few foods are more universally beloved than salsa. Whether they’re hosting a gathering for the big game or a celebration of Hispanic culture and cuisine, hosts who want to go the extra mile can forgo store-bought salsa for the following homemade recipe for “Warm Black Bean Salsa” courtesy of Judith Finlayson’s “The Health Slow Cooker: 135 Gluten-Free Recipes for Health and Wellness” (Robert Rose).