Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade to spread holiday cheer

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade to spread holiday cheer

The “Holiday on the Creek” boat parade will again be presented by the Julington Creek Prop Club on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. More »

Small feet leave big footprints in Uganda, Africa

Small feet leave big footprints in Uganda, Africa

Tyler Workman grew up in Palm Valley, but always knew he wanted to open an orphanage … which he finally did 10 years ago with Okoa Refuge. More »

Battle for the best chili at 22nd annual Mandarin Fall Festival

Battle for the best chili at 22nd annual Mandarin Fall Festival

Held on a crisp and cool fall Saturday, Nov. 17 at RiverPlace, the 22nd annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook Off exceeded attendance expectations. More »

Back in Time with Brett: The Webb Farmhouse

Back in Time with Brett: The Webb Farmhouse

Let’s go back in time to when a local house museum was once home to one of the largest citrus farms in Mandarin. More »

 

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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).

New Grandparent Program at The Webster School needs volunteers

The Webster School and RSVP of St. Johns County are partnering to begin a School Grandparent Program. School grandparents will serve one morning or one afternoon per week, and will be talking with and encouraging students during arrival, lunch, recess, dismissal, in the hallways, etc. Students will have another smiling face to greet them, and it will be a fun and engaging opportunity for senior volunteers. If you are interested in learning more, contact Cheryl Freeman with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at (904) 547-3952.

Hurricane Michael donation drive underway

By NewsLine Staff
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In a response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, Family Support Services of North Florida and Children’s Home Society of Florida have teamed up to host a supply drive to benefit foster families, children and case management staff affiliated with Big Bend Community Based Care (BBCBC) who were affected by the storm. The drop off location is Children’s Home Society of Florida located at 3027 San Diego Road, Jacksonville FL 32207. Donations of items listed below will be collected through Thursday, Oct. 30, 2018.

St. Johns County offers boat ramp survey

St. Johns County seal

By NewsLine Staff
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St. Johns County is conducting a survey to garner feedback from residents regarding boat ramps within the county. Participants will have an opportunity to share their opinion on the status of county boat ramps, their personal use of the ramps, and related facility and maintenance needs. To complete the survey by the Nov.  19 deadline, please visit https://conta.cc/2PkdatCFor more information, call (904) 209-0322.