Alhambra’s “Mamma Mia” an exuberant sing-along

Alhambra’s “Mamma Mia” an exuberant sing-along

If you’re looking for a joyous trip down pop music memory lane, Alhambra’s production of “Mamma Mia” is for you. More »

St. Johns County heads back to school for 2019 – 2020

St. Johns County heads back to school for 2019 – 2020

For the past decade or so, the first day back to school in St. Johns County has been focused on the opening of a new school about every other year... but not this year. More »

American Legion Post finally receives patriotic quilt for fundraiser

American Legion Post finally receives patriotic quilt for fundraiser

When Honeybee Quilt Guild member Anne Morgan read a post on a social media site written by someone who was apparently scammed out of fabric and a sewing machine, she was surprised and concerned. More »

Record number of students as St. Johns County heads back to school

Record number of students as St. Johns County heads back to school

The minivans, bikers, and walkers are back, in addition to a sea of yellow buses. School started on Monday, Aug. 12 in St. Johns County. More »

Back in Time with Brett | The 1876 Webb Barn

Back in Time with Brett | The 1876 Webb Barn

After retiring as an army officer following the Civil War, Major William Wirt Webb had a dream of days spent on a wide veranda with the perfume of thousands of orange blossoms filling the sweet southern air in Mandarin. More »

 

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Gardening | The cool season is on its way

By Master Gardener Volunteer Lesley Arrandale
mail@floridanewsline.com

Although it feels daunting as I write in the throes of August heat, I am contemplating my fall garden. For early cool-season crops, I shall sow a variety of brassicas, such as purple sprouting broccoli and tatsoi, a compact Chinese leafy vegetable. Kohlrabi has a bulbous stem that is sweet and crunchy in salads, and is delicious steamed or braised. Kales are relatively easy to grow, as is the ubiquitous collard, but whatever I plant, my family has to enjoy it and unfortunately stronger tasting leafy vegetables aren’t very popular. Radishes, also a brassica, are a quick crop; they take just 20 to 30 days to harvest, and their peppery crunch really spices up a salad. Apparently the French eat them as a snack with a little butter and salt.

Alhambra’s “Mamma Mia” an exuberant sing-along

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

If you’re looking for a joyous trip down pop music memory lane, Alhambra’s production of “Mamma Mia” is for you. But a friendly warning: You will find yourself singing along (with everyone else in the audience) to this clever comedy that finds a way to utilize the ABBA songbook to tell a charming story of a young girl about to be married who has never known her father.

4-H Club enrollment kick off open house 

By Geralyn Sachs
mail@floridanewsline.com 

The St. Johns County 4-H Youth Development Program is starting off a new 4-H year by inviting youth and their parents to the 4-H Club Enrollment Kick Off Open House on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Extension Office, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive. Families will have the opportunity to learn more about 4-H and all it has to offer.

Q&A with St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes

Q: What is keeping your office busy at this time?
A: We are in the process of finalizing the polling places for the 2020 elections. March 2020, the time of the Presidential Preference Election, will be here before you know it. 

Q&A with St. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns (District 1)

Q: Can you give us any information about the proposed development at the corner of Race Track Road and St. Johns Parkway?
A: This proposed development, which is slated to include retail, townhomes and apartments, has already come before the Board of County Commissioners due to the rezoning request. We approved the PUD and transmitted it to the state of Florida for their review. The proposed development is in compliance with what would be along a major arterial roadway, which Race Track Road is now.