3rd annual Comic Con will be out of this world

3rd annual Comic Con will be out of this world

The highly anticipated third annual Comic Con will be held at the Bartram Trail Library Branch on June 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. More »

Mandarin Oaks bids farewell to retiring leader

Mandarin Oaks bids farewell to retiring leader

While students race out of Mandarin Oaks for the beginning of summer break, the school will be extending a bittersweet farewell this year as Principal Patricia Carson retires. More »

Turtle Terrace opens at PVPV Rawlings

Turtle Terrace opens at PVPV Rawlings

PVPV Rawlings Elementary School officially opened the Kathleen Furness Turtle Terrace, complete with picnic tables and a colorful mosaic of clay sea turtles crafted by the students. More »

Leaving a legacy: Atlantic Coast High School principal retires

Leaving a legacy: Atlantic Coast High School principal retires

Looking back at the school she helped establish, long time educator and principal of Atlantic Coast High School, Debra Lynch, will pass on her legacy to a new principal in June. More »

 

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Pantry Raiders: Buffalo Chicken Nachos

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By Melissa Cooper
mail@floridanewsline.com

Here is a super easy snack to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day. These nachos contain all the flavor of Buffalo wings without the hassle and mess of all that preparation and clean up. Adjust the amount of Buffalo sauce used to control the heat level.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

If you are new to fishing, just getting started may seem to be a bit intimidating. Equipment, tackle, when, where, how, and costs are just a few of the many thoughts that come to mind — not to mention what to do with the fish after you catch them. However, with a little time, effort, and outdoor fun, you might just discover that these hurdles weren’t quite as high as you first thought.

Choosing the right equipment and tackle will depend on where you are fishing and what you are fishing for. A six- to seven-foot medium action rod with a matching medium sized spinning reel will cover a surprisingly large number of fishing situations in our area. Most rods and reels have recommended line sizes stamped on them making it easy to create matches. Somewhere in the 10 to 17 pound test range should be fine.

Gardening: Summertime – Not so easy?

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By Lesley Arrandale
mail@floridanewsline.com

Summer is almost here after record-breaking spring temperatures and, as of early May, a continuing rainfall deficit in northeast Florida. I’m now wondering what the summer may bring. The hurricane season predictions (out of Colorado State University) are for an El Nino weather pattern possibly kicking in during the summer, and if it does we could see slightly fewer storms than average, with sea temperatures and wind patterns keeping more of them out in the Atlantic. In the meantime, the Okefenokee Swamp West Mims fire has been burning for weeks, with little rain to help the firefighters; rain is sorely needed.

St . Johns County enacts burn ban

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By NewsLine Staff
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The St. Johns County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution enacting a burn ban within St. Johns County effective May 9, 2017. The burn ban will remain active through May 16, 2017, at which time county officials will evaluate the weather and fire conditions and determine to extend or lift the ban on outdoor burning.

Pantry Raiders: Slow Cooked Pork Roast with Peach and Melon Salsa

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By Melissa Cooper
mail@floridanewsline.com

Instead of spending all morning in the kitchen this Mother’s Day, try this delicious “set it and forget it” pork roast and colorful salsa recipe. The quick and easy preparation will free up your day for more quality time with Mom!