SOUPer Bowl IV aims to combat hunger

SOUPer Bowl IV aims to combat hunger

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, will mark the return of the SOUPer Bowl at Nease High School for the fourth consecutive year to benefit Blessings in a Backpack. More »

Jacksonville Camera Club captures Mandarin

Jacksonville Camera Club captures Mandarin

The Jacksonville Camera Club is passionate about sharing knowledge of what to practice behind the lens in an effort to make photographs even more beautiful. More »

Meet new St. Johns County Commissioner Jeremiah Blocker

Meet new St. Johns County Commissioner Jeremiah Blocker

Recently elected St. Johns County Commissioner for District 4, Jeremiah Blocker and wife Lauren love St. Johns County, but feel there are some important challenges ahead. More »

Back in Time with Brett : John Henry Jacks House, Part 1

Back in Time with Brett : John Henry Jacks House, Part 1

Built in 1887, this residence was first owned by John Henry Jacks and his family. More »

 

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Gardening | Winter — No worries

By Lesley Arrandale, Master Gardener
mail@floridanewsline.com

Preparing for winter should have been no problem, given that we know we will have at least one or two cold snaps, when our temperatures can dip into the mid to upper 20s. Twenty-four to 48 hours before low temperatures are expected, water your landscape if it hasn’t rained recently (a simple rain gauge is a useful tool). The day of the anticipated overnight frost or freeze, move potted plants to a sheltered area and wrap them completely, including the pot as roots are particularly vulnerable. Cover tender landscape plants, ensuring that the covering reaches down to the ground so it can trap the warmth from the soil. Any gaps and the warm air will simply rise up and out of the covering while cold air seeps in. It’s important to anchor covers if a windy night is expected (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg025). Commercial frost cloth is the ideal choice, but old sheets or blankets will do. Some of us use plastic, but it must be removed the following morning before the sun has a chance to overheat the plants; they can also suffer cold damage if the plastic has made contact with foliage.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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Just like birds and people, many species of fish head south for the winter. Also, just like birds and people, these many species of fish make Florida their final winter destination. And finally, just like birds and people, the further south these fish decide to travel, the more crowded their final destination becomes.

SOUPer Bowl IV aims to combat hunger

By NewsLine Staff
mail@floridanewsline.com

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, will mark the return of the SOUPer Bowl at Nease High School for the fourth consecutive year. The event, which runs from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., will be graced by some of the finest chefs on the First Coast, who will join forces to offer their signature creations in an evening guaranteed to delight the taste buds.

Local resident chosen to decorate White House

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

This past holiday season, St. Johns resident Reisha Rust marked an item off her bucket list — for the third time.

“It has always been a dream of mine to help decorate the White House for Christmas,” Rust said. “My sister, a freelance florist, and I are known as ‘repeat offenders’ because we have been selected to volunteer for this three times.”

Get to Know … Cole Slate

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Born and raised in the Jacksonville area, Cole Slate is a long time resident of St. Johns. As a child, Slate resided in Julington Creek. Now a resident of RiverTown, he is still proud to live in the community that means so much to him. A graduate of Bartram Trail High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Florida, Slate remains heavily involved with both of his alma maters. Often attending games, offering sponsorships and volunteering, Slate enjoys giving back to the people and places he holds dear. Currently enjoying his work in Real Estate, Slate takes pride in helping old and new friends find their home in St. Johns. He met his fiance, Laura Lander, during a kickball tournament and the two will marry in May 2019. Slate is currently serving on the advisory board of Best Buddies International and is a long time volunteer for this organization that focuses primarily on special needs children.