Art Fest history intrigues as 50th approaches

Art Fest history intrigues as 50th approaches

The Mandarin Art Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary this Easter weekend, March 31 – April 1. More »

Connect for a cure at Relay for Life of North St. Johns

Connect for a cure at Relay for Life of North St. Johns

Relay for Life of North St. Johns County will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m., at Bartram Trail High School. More »

Three historically significant buildings celebrated

Three historically significant buildings celebrated

Along State Road 13, the Bennett House, the Hartley Store and Beluthahatchee all reflect the vibrant history of the NW St. Johns County area — and all were recognized simultaneously at a community celebration held on Feb. 24. More »

Mandarin Senior Center a “home away from home” for seniors

Mandarin Senior Center a “home away from home” for seniors

The Mandarin Senior Center, located on Hartley Road, is looking forward to a much needed expansion. More »

A visit to 9A Baymeadows Regional Park

A visit to 9A Baymeadows Regional Park

The 9A Baymeadows Regional Park may soon get a new name: Fort Family Regional Park at Baymeadows. More »

Get ready to be entertained with “Five Guys Named Moe”

Get ready to be entertained with “Five Guys Named Moe”

Five guys named Moe perform songs by R&B pioneer Louis Jordan at this revue at Alhambra Theatre and Dining. More »

 

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Get ready to be entertained with Alhambra’s “Five Guys Named Moe”

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

The premise is simple … down on his luck Nomax is lonely and drunk and is visited by five men who jump out of an old timey radio to perform songs by R&B pioneer Louis Jordan in this revue at Alhambra Theatre and Dining entitled “Five Guys Named Moe.” Part conscience and part advisors, the five singers, all named Moe, appear to an increasingly accepting and collaborative Nomax (Jereme Raickett).

Three historically significant buildings celebrated

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Along State Road 13, the Bennett House, the Hartley Store and Beluthahatchee all reflect the vibrant history of the NW St. Johns County area — and thanks to the efforts of St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, all were recognized simultaneously at a community celebration held on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Get to Know … Becky Kimball

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Becky Kimball grew up in Indianapolis, Ind. She married her husband, Greg, in 1991 and their careers in the mortgage industry brought them to Jacksonville in 1998. The Kimballs have enjoyed living in Julington Creek for the past 19 years. They have two adult sons.

Gardening | Spring greening

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By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
mail@floridanewsline.com

There has been much discussion — both here and worldwide — about the effects of neonicotinoid chemicals (neonics) on bees and their colonies, and now more studies have shown that these effects are wide-ranging and very damaging. According to the European Food Safety Authority (https://tinyurl.com/yao3ynk6), not only are honey bees being harmed, but native bees are suffering too, which is problematic as they also play an important role in crop production. (There have been proposals in Europe for a total field ban of the three most damaging neonics: clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam, which are already subject to restrictions.) Because they are persistent in soil for some years, neonics can be taken up by other plants well after the initially treated crop was harvested, and their effects on bees is therefore not limited to a one-time application.

Travel | Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville

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By Debi Lander
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Recently, two of my grandchildren visited and we headed to the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. The museum includes an awe-inspiring Butterfly Rainforest filled with numerous species of free-flying butterflies. A serpentine trail through the aviary passes cascading waterfalls and small bridges over pools with fish and turtles.