Team Hayden works to support and educate the community

Team Hayden works to support and educate the community

The Team Hayden organization was created not only to show the amazing joys and triumphs of Hayden, but valuable effort is put into educating and advocating for other special needs kids. More »

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

Featuring its 2017 show, “Jack,” the Ocean of Sound has won the Grand Champion title two different FMBC Regional Band Competitions held this marching season. More »

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

This year’s event will take place on Dec. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. on Julington Creek. More »

Jacksonville’s IKEA opens

Jacksonville’s IKEA opens

Many in the Southside area have followed the construction from the first shovel to the finished construction and the official opening ceremony — which was completed with the Swedish good luck tradition of sawing the log. More »

 

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Pantry Raiders | Host a delicious holiday brunch

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Holiday dinners may garner the bulk of hosts’ attention, but overnight guests need to eat breakfast and lunch as well. Brunch can save hosts some work and give families a great opportunity to break bread without some of the formalities that may accompany holiday dinners. This holiday season, consider serving this ideal brunch recipe for “Farfalle with Crabmeat, Asparagus, Scrambled Eggs, Garlic, and Herbs” from Norman Kolpas’ “Buongiorno! Breakfast and Brunch, Italian Style” (Contemporary Books).

Travel | Finding the jewels of Jordan

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By Debi Lander
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Americans generally don’t include the Middle East on their bucket list, but I’d like to change your mind about Jordan. The Hashemite Kingdom, Jordan’s official name, is the safest country in the region and extremely welcoming to tourists. Jordan offers incredible historic sites, attractions, and adventures for luxury to budget travelers.

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch

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“Doo Bee” a better golfer

By Janie C. Farina
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“Doo Bee Doo Bee Doo …you make me feel so happy”… Aka Snuggle Bunny/Schnuffel

Growing up on the golf course, hitting balls was a challenge, since Nick Stoner Golf Course was minus a driving range. Summers we lived in an apartment above the pro shop.

11th annual St. Johns CARES food drive underway

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

St. Johns CARES has been working to serve families in the community and throughout the country for the past decade. Standing strong on its mission to “Unite the community through helping others in need,” this year the need throughout the entire country is as great as it’s ever been. Less than one year after Hurricane Matthew struck, residents have been again displaced and many have suffered loss from other hurricanes. Food is, of course, paramount in the recovery from these disasters.

Get to Know … Phil Brown

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Born in Norfolk, Va., Phil Brown and his family moved every few years while his dad served in the United States Navy, including time in the state of Florida and in Jacksonville. Brown followed in his father’s footsteps and served four years in the Navy and was stationed at Mayport. He then majored in Marine Science at Jacksonville University. Upon graduation, Brown decided to transition into full time from his part time employer, United Parcel Service. He spent a total of 30 years with UPS; 24 of those years were in a management position.