School begins in St. Johns County

School begins in St. Johns County

Amidst a bustle of minivans, yellow buses, bike riders and walkers, schools opened for the first day of the 2016 – 2017 school year in St. Johns County on Aug. 10 More »

Kickoff is right around the corner for SenioRITAs

Kickoff is right around the corner for SenioRITAs

The main event is the three-day tennis tournament that will be held Oct. 21 – 23 at the Sawgrass Racquet Club with more than 300 women from all over north Florida participating. More »

Mandarin’s mysterious frogs

Mandarin’s mysterious frogs

Since 2015, people have been talking about the colorful concrete frogs placed along the roadways in Mandarin. And they all wonder, “Where are these frogs coming from?” More »

Mammoglams paddle to win battle

Mammoglams paddle to win battle

The Mammoglams are an all-breast cancer dragon boat team that is part of the Jacksonville Dragon Boat Club. They live by the motto, “We won the battle, now let’s paddle.” More »

 

The CreekLine

St. Johns County Tax Collector recognized for best practices

WORKFORCE AWARD

By NewsLine Staff
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In recognition of Best Practices in Workforce Excellence, St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, accepted an award recently at the Florida Excellence Conference in Orlando.

School begins in St. Johns County

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By Martie Thompson
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Amidst a bustle of minivans, yellow buses, bike riders and walkers, schools opened for the first day of the 2016 – 2017 school year in St. Johns County on Wednesday, Aug. 10. District 1 School Board member Beverly Slough visited all 10 schools in her district as well as three others in District 2.

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.