Hope Floats: Cancer brought them together; hope keeps them together

Hope Floats: Cancer brought them together; hope keeps them together

If not for breast cancer, Hope Floats founders Kerri Henderson, LaQuita Barnhart and Christina Burget never would have met. More »

Making Strides in the fight against breast cancer

Making Strides in the fight against breast cancer

The American Cancer Society 5K Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 beginning at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. More »

In the Pink aims to be one-stop shop for cancer patients

In the Pink aims to be one-stop shop for cancer patients

In the Pink opened in 2009 and Millard said it is more than just a place for cancer patients to get stuff — it’s also a place to get knowledge. More »

Back in Time with Brett — Flynn homes Part 2

Back in Time with Brett — Flynn homes Part 2

Following in the footsteps of his parents, Theodore J. Flynn took ownership of the store and lived in the residence above it. More »

 

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Pantry Raiders | Warm Black Bean Salsa

Impress guests with homemade salsa at your next soirée

By NewsLine Staff
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Gatherings of family and friends are better with food, and few foods are more universally beloved than salsa. Whether they’re hosting a gathering for the big game or a celebration of Hispanic culture and cuisine, hosts who want to go the extra mile can forgo store-bought salsa for the following homemade recipe for “Warm Black Bean Salsa” courtesy of Judith Finlayson’s “The Health Slow Cooker: 135 Gluten-Free Recipes for Health and Wellness” (Robert Rose).

Travel | Touring Louisiana plantations

By Debi Lander
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Before the Civil War, cotton was king and sugar reigned as “white gold.” The South’s economy depended on their production. Wealthy barons established large plantations where slaves worked the fields.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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Every spring, summer, and fall, the majority of our area fishing depends greatly on the weather. Neighborhood lakes and ponds require a certain amount of rainfall to help maintain healthy water levels. Area creeks and tributaries also need a certain amount of yearly rainfall to help ward off saltwater intrusion that helps them remain as the freshwater fishery that they are. And then there is the St. Johns River. For us, it’s our favorite area fishing grounds, but in reality, it serves as a 310-mile long drain for much of the central and upper eastern half of the state of Florida.

Brush up your Shakespeare at Alhambra’s “Kiss Me Kate”

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

“Kiss Me Kate” is basically Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams and featuring music and lyrics by Cole Porter … and audiences at Alhambra Theatre and Dining are in for a double treat with this rollicking battle of the sexes. The music and lyrics are integrated into the script (Porter’s response to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s shows) and the play became Porter’s biggest hit with more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first-ever Tony Award presented for Best Musical in 1949.

Gardening | Summertime … Says it All

By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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Boy, has it been hot! Across the country high temperatures are breaking records. On a positive note, there is the potential for an El Nino weather pattern to build, so the hurricane season in the Atlantic could be less active than usual (https://tinyurl.com/yaxsllv4).