Hope Floats: Cancer brought them together; hope keeps them together

Hope Floats: Cancer brought them together; hope keeps them together

If not for breast cancer, Hope Floats founders Kerri Henderson, LaQuita Barnhart and Christina Burget never would have met. More »

Making Strides in the fight against breast cancer

Making Strides in the fight against breast cancer

The American Cancer Society 5K Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 beginning at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. More »

In the Pink aims to be one-stop shop for cancer patients

In the Pink aims to be one-stop shop for cancer patients

In the Pink opened in 2009 and Millard said it is more than just a place for cancer patients to get stuff — it’s also a place to get knowledge. More »

Back in Time with Brett — Flynn homes Part 2

Back in Time with Brett — Flynn homes Part 2

Following in the footsteps of his parents, Theodore J. Flynn took ownership of the store and lived in the residence above it. More »

 

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Travel | Asheville for the Holidays

By Debi Lander
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Visions of sugarplums danced in my head as I drove to the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. I made the trip last December to the historic Blue Ridge resort to view the winning entries in the National Gingerbread House Competition. My trail of crumbs led me to displays stopping me dead in my tracks — wide-eyed and childlike. Much more than elaborate houses and cutesy cakes, these creations were architectural masterpieces and stunning works of art. This contest takes gingerbread to the highest level of culinary art.

Gardening | The autumn garden

By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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Although the Atlantic hurricane season was remarkably quiet for the continental U.S. up until the end of August, early September saw an abrupt change. As of Sept. 5, tropical storm Gordon is now moving well inland after wreaking havoc along the Gulf coast, and Hurricane Florence has strengthened to category 3; we need to pay attention (www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php).

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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In recent years, over the summer months and into early fall, we have been fortunate enough to experience some of the best fishing and shrimping anyone could remember. Shrimp were filling cast nets with counts of more than 100 per throw. Limits of slot sized reds were being caught just about anywhere in the river where you decided to soak a live shrimp. Flounder, black drum, and yellowmouth trout were right there at your favorite croaker hole with tarpon and dolphin rolling as far south as Green Cove Springs. Yes, fishing was good.

Get to Know … Japke Gosselin

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline

Japke (pronounced “Yapka”) Gosselin grew up in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her father was a harbormaster and the family lived on a houseboat in the harbor. When she was 12, her doctor recommended she start swimming and by the age of 13, she qualified for the national competition. She represented her country in the Rome Olympic Games when she was only 16 years old; she swam the 100m backstroke. Within a few years, Gosselin said she felt she wanted to have a normal life, away from competitive swimming and since her father had always wanted to go to the United States, that’s where she went. She settled in with an aunt and uncle in Oak Harbor, Wash. before moving to Seattle on her next adventure. She worked as a swim instructor for awhile, before learning that she could make more money as a strolling musician, playing the accordion.

In the Pink aims to be one-stop shop for cancer patients

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

When Jeri Millard was diagnosed with breast cancer 17 years ago, she was frustrated because she had to go to many different places to get all the specialty items she needed. One day she said she had to undress five times for five different doctors and she wondered why they couldn’t all come to one place? This gave her the idea to open In the Pink, a 501 C 3 boutique serving men, women and children with all types of cancer.