Quest to salvage more “Maple Leaf” artifacts continues

Quest to salvage more “Maple Leaf” artifacts continues

Mandarin Middle School history teacher Khaki Hager has teamed with Dr. Keith Holland to bring attention to the fact that not even 1 percent of the artifacts of the “Maple Leaf” have been raised from the murky depths. More »

20th annual Riding into History motorcycle show is gearing up

20th annual Riding into History motorcycle show is gearing up

Once again, the Riding into History team is preparing for the annual motorcycle show at World Golf Village in May. More »

Artificial reefs benefit environment and offshore enthusiasts

Artificial reefs benefit environment and offshore enthusiasts

TISIRI, which stands for “Think It, Sink It, Reef It,” has a main focus of providing more offshore marine habitats. More »

Back in Time with Brett: Steamship Maple Leaf – Part 2

Back in Time with Brett: Steamship Maple Leaf – Part 2

Laid to rest in a blanket of mud, eight feet under the turbid waters of the natural ribbon that cuts through the city of Jacksonville, the “Maple Leaf” saw life above the mighty St. Johns River for the last time 155 years ago. More »

 

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Libraries announce new Summer Reading Program for the whole family

By NewsLine Staff
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Once school is out it will be time to head to the library for summer reading fun. This year, the St. Johns County Public Library System is proud to announce a refreshed and fun take on library summer reading — The Best Summer. The Best Summer launches this year new reading logs and new rewards for readers. There truly is something fun (and free) for the whole family. The Best Summer begins on June 3 for kids, teens, and adults.

St. Augustine Music Festival announces full 2019 concert program

By NewsLine Staff
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The St. Augustine Music Festival will soon return for its 13th summer season of free classical music concerts in the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Six performances will be staged over two weekends, (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), June 20 – 22 and June 27 – 29, with all concerts starting at 7:30 p.m.

Chamber recognizes local business owners during National Small Business Week, May 5 –11

By NewsLine Staff
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St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce is participating in National Small Business Week, May 5 — May 11. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community members nationwide. According to Chamber sources, in St. Johns County small businesses include more than 6,000 locally owned and operated companies.  

Florida NewsLine team attends JAX Chamber Trade Show

On April 2, publisher Mark Pettus and marketing representatives Jeremy Moriarty, Heather Seay and Linda Gay represented Florida NewsLine at the JAX Chamber’s annual Trade Show, held at UNF University Center. They joined other Chamber members and attendees eager to network and learn about member businesses all over the Jacksonville area.

Photo courtesy Colleen Sperry

Q & A with St. Johns County School Board Member, District 1, Beverly Slough

Q: Can you give us an update on the recent School Board vote on the high school site associated with the Silverleaf development?
A: The developer of Silverleaf wants to change the plan for the school site. The choices we were given were to accept the site adjacent to the Silverleaf DRI or have no high school site at all. The developer did agree to pay for building a road within the development to access the school from inside Silverleaf; this one DRI will generate one full high school of kids. It was quite a challenge to get to a place where we can make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners; that’s really all the school board can do. It was a tense time of thoughtful consideration and in the end the School Board voted 3 – 2 to accept the site offered by the developer. The Board of County Commissioners will vote on this at their May 21 meeting.