The Florida Ballet celebrates 40th anniversary

The Florida Ballet celebrates 40th anniversary

Founded in 1978, the original purpose of The Florida Ballet was to bring dance and performances to the greater Jacksonville area, but teaching was soon implemented. More »

High school bands enjoy friendly rivalry

High school bands enjoy friendly rivalry

Although the schools are long-standing football foes, the rivalry between the two superior-rated bands takes on a different tune. More »

Landrum cheerleaders personify school and community spirit

Landrum cheerleaders personify school and community spirit

For the 25 girls who are members of the Landrum Middle School cheer team, a busy balance of cheering, fundraising, and community service requires time management skills. More »

Back in Time with Brett: Historic Plummer’s Cove Cemetery

Back in Time with Brett: Historic Plummer’s Cove Cemetery

In use by 1860, this cemetery was the early burial grounds for many of Mandarin’s pioneer families including the Bowdens, Hartleys, Bradys, Flynns, and Wantons. More »

 

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Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch | Doing the Math

By Janie C. Farina, LPGA
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“Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.”

~ George Santayana, philosopher and essayist

Is your golf game giving a return on your investment for the time and money you are putting into your practice/playing sessions? Or are you becoming a fanatic who has forgotten his aim by doing the same things that keep your game in “golf bankruptcy?” So many golfers are penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to equipment, instruction, and a proper practice plan for a better golf payoff.

Gardening | The Cool Season — In so many ways

By Lesley Arrandale, Master Gardener
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Jacksonville has been lucky — so far. As of early October, the people of the Carolinas are struggling to recover from continuing flooding after Hurricane Florence; our thoughts go out to them. But Florida now has its own storm, Michael, which will hit the Gulf Coast as a strong category 4 hurricane. We hope for the best under dreadful circumstances.

Travel | A visit to the Wild Turkey Museum

By Debi Lander
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Turkeys dominate holiday images, advertisements and dinner tables in November. We tend to forget that this symbol of Americana has an elusive cousin — the Wild Turkey. Ben Franklin preferred the turkey as the nation’s symbol over the eagle, considering the latter “of bad moral character.” He considered the turkey “a much more respectable bird” and an American original.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to decline, the annual southward migration of baitfish goes into full swing. One of the many varieties of fish taking part in this migration is mullet. Both fingerlings and adult mullet will congregate along the Atlantic coastline, forming schools that can seemingly last for miles, steadily pushing south till their winter destination is reached. Timing for this bait run can never be certain as weather can often speed up or slow down this event. Frequent checking at the beach this time of year should eventually reveal schooling mullet in the surf, and when the run is actually taking place.

Pantry Raiders | Add something new to your pumpkin repertoire

By NewsLine Staff
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Pumpkins are readily available in fall, when people carve jack-o’-lanterns out of pumpkins for Halloween or serve up pumpkin pie after a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. But people who are unsatisfied with plain old pumpkin pie can add something new to their repertoire this fall by cooking up the following recipe for “Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust,” courtesy of Lori Longbotham’s “Luscious Creamy Desserts” (Chronicle Books).