Swim on over to Alhambra for “The Little Mermaid”

Swim on over to Alhambra for “The Little Mermaid”

This summer, Alhambra Theatre and Dining is delighting all ages with an energetic, colorful reenactment of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” More »

Project Renewed Hope brings the light of hope through projects of love

Project Renewed Hope brings the light of hope through projects of love

Lindsey Sima said she started her mission of providing hope by making gift baskets for families with children in the hospital around Christmas 2017. More »

Local seniors soar in WWII biplanes

Local seniors soar in WWII biplanes

Four seniors, all military veterans, recently went for rides in a World War II biplane, courtesy of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. More »

Vicar’s Landing scholarship program observes special anniversary

Vicar’s Landing scholarship program observes special anniversary

On May 18, the Vicar’s Landing Member Trust celebrated its 25th year of granting scholarships to Vicar’s Landing employees, continuing a tradition first established in 1994. More »

 

The CreekLine

Project Renewed Hope brings the light of hope through projects of love

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

About three years ago, Lindsey and Nick Sima were confronted with the unexpected when their second child, Beau, was born with what turned out to be Esophageal Atresia. He needed major surgery at three days old and the Simas then found themselves in and out of the hospital for two years, including a one-month stay in the pediatric intensive care unit at Wolfson Children’s Hospital when Beau was nine months old. (Beau is thriving today.)

Get to Know …  MJ Hayes

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Local children’s author MJ Hayes said before she could write, she told stories by drawing with crayons. Her whole life, she has been interested in writing, including as part of her career as a kindergarten through third grade teacher. In fact, her first story was “Ollie the Octopus,” which she wrote as exemplification for her third grade class at the time, since they were learning about octopuses. 

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch | Talk to Me 

By Janie C. Farina, LPGA
mail@floridanewsline.com 

“The most important words we’ll ever utter are those words we say to ourselves, about ourselves, when we’re by ourselves.” ~ Al Walker

What’s the conversation sound like when you’re playing or practicing “your” golf? Recently we witnessed professional golfer Sergio Garcia’s temper tantrum on TV during the last tournament, while hearing his Spanish slang spewing amidst the pommeling of the ground with his club. There was not a question what Sergio’s self talk was all about.

Gardening | Phew – Summer already!

By Master Gardener Volunteer Lesley Arrandale
mail@floridanewsline.com

Having suffered from temperatures in the mid- to upper-nineties with very little rain, at the end of May I checked the 30-day forecast from NOAA to see what might be heading our way (https://tinyurl.com/yxnrqevg). Apparently temperatures were to be higher than usual in June, and precipitation could either be average or more or less than usual. As always, rainfall predictions seem to be the least reliable.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

So far, so good … that is for the start of this summer’s fishing season on the St. Johns River. With salinity levels way up due to the very dry spring we just experienced, the expected advancement and onslaught of a variety saltwater (brackish water) species of fish has begun.