The much anticipated Relay for Life of Bartram Trail event will be held from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday April 1. More »
The Mandarin Art Festival is a tradition that many families have come to enjoy over Easter weekend, April 15 – 16. More »
On March 7, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry honored Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Henri Landwirth on his 90th birthday with a proclamation outlining some of his many accomplishments. More »
At the Southeast Regional Library on Saturday, March 4, dancers from Renuka’s Indian Danz Academy presented a variety of dances from India. More »
By Lesley Arrandale
As I write (in early March) winter has still not arrived. The closer we get to our traditional last frost date — about mid-March — it is predicted to be less and less likely that we shall see cold temperatures and we could therefore see the early emergence of insect pests (see http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh036). Keep a close eye on those young vegetable plants. On the plus side, beneficial insects, such as the lady beetles, should also be more abundant (see http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in327).
By Debi Lander
Puerto Vallarta puts Mexico in a different headspace. I’d visited the resorts of Cancun and Riviera Maya and was expecting Puerto Vallarta to show a similar face. But, I was wrong: Vallarta, as the locals call it, brings tourists something different — authentic Mexico with a friendly flair.
By Martie Thompson
“Ol’ Man River … just keeps rollin’ along.” Throughout the 40-year time span covered by “Show Boat,” now being performed at Alhambra Theatre and Dining, the mighty Mississippi River plays a pivotal role. From the opening scene on the levee at Natchez on the Mississippi in 1887 to the final scene on the deck of the Cotton Blossom in 1927, the rolling river is always part of the show.
By Martie Thompson
Saturday, Feb. 4 marked the seventh Opening Day for Field of Dreams and the first one at its new field in Aberdeen Park. Field of Dreams is a specially designed baseball field that allows special needs children to play America’s favorite sport. Over the years, the original field serving NW St. Johns County that opened in 2010 had deteriorated to the point that it had become unsafe for play.