Annual pet drive sets record for donations

Annual pet drive sets record for donations

Pets in need in St. Johns and Duval counties were the beneficiaries of a summer pet supply drive sponsored by the Florida NewsLine family of community newspapers. More »

Camp Fixel introduces musical theater to young students

Camp Fixel introduces musical theater to young students

Camp Fixel, the Bat Mitzvah project of Mandarin resident Abigail Fixel, was held over two weeks in June at Brentwood Elementary School and culminated with a production of “Princess Whatsername” on June 24. More »

Educator honored with tree at Twin Lakes Academy Elementary

Educator honored with tree at Twin Lakes Academy Elementary

Twin Lakes Academy Elementary recently honored teacher Marcia Rivas for her many contributions to the school, including forming the school’s award winning Green Team in 2009, by planting a tree on the school campus. More »

Landrum student wins grand prize in junior angler tournament

Landrum student wins grand prize in junior angler tournament

First time’s a charm for 12-year-old Jack Furness of Ponte Vedra, who recently took home the grand prize in the 2017 King Buster 400 Brian Dingman Memorial Junior Angler Tournament. More »

Alhambra’s “Annie” takes some back to childhood

Alhambra’s “Annie” takes some back to childhood

Alhambra Theatre and Dining brings the classic musical “Annie” to the stage this summer. The night didn’t disappoint those who had grown up watching the movie of the same name as the show brought out fans of all ages. More »

 

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Capt. David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

Earlier this summer, our area of the St. Johns River was looking an awful lot like the Intracoastal Waterway. With salinities very high from lack of winter rain, larger than normal numbers of saltwater species of fish were already finding their way up the river to some of our favorite fishing spots. It appeared we were in for a superb year of fishing for saltwater species until June’s record breaking rainfall quickly reversed that trend.

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Fellow Man and Mother Earth awards bestowed by Stetson Kennedy Foundation

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By Susan D. Brandenburg
mail@floridanewsline.com

On a wet spring day at Alpine Groves Park in St. Johns County, three of Florida’s most highly acclaimed environmentalists were presented with the Stetson Kennedy Foundation’s Fellow Man and Mother Earth awards. St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman, Matanzas Riverkeeper Neil Armingeon and environmental writer and water preservationist Bill Belleville were recognized on May 13 by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation for their meaningful work. Presenting the awards were Sandra Parks, widow of the late author and activist, and Karen Roumillat, Kennedy’s step-daughter, both members of the Stetson Kennedy Foundation.

St. Johns County graduate comes full circle

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Andrew Rush has seen a lot of changes in St. Johns County since he first moved here as a fifth grader about 20 years ago — yet some things haven’t changed. Now a graduate of St. Johns County schools (Cunningham Creek, Switzerland Point and Bartram Trail), the University of North Florida, and Stetson University School of Law, Rush lives with his wife, Stephanie, and two young boys (with another on the way this summer) in Fruit Cove, where his boys will also attend St. Johns County schools.

Get to Know … Theresa Scully

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Theresa Scully was born in Billings, Montana. Early in her childhood, Scully and her family moved to Florida in search of warm weather. She grew up in Jacksonville and takes great pride in calling the area home. Scully graduated from Bishop Kenny High School and later earned her bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from the University of North Florida. A former ROAR of the Jaguars cheerleader, Scully also established her professional career as a physical therapist for nine years before opening her own business, Arch Pilates Wellness Studio, in Mandarin. She and her husband of 10 years, Simon, an IT security director, moved to Julington Creek in 2012 to raise their two daughters, Jade Nicolette and Kirra Christiana.