Mandarin Art Festival celebrates 51 years

Mandarin Art Festival celebrates 51 years

Easter weekend is April 20 – 21 and for the 51st year, the Mandarin Art Festival will be held on the holiday weekend. More »

Therapy Animal Coalition matches up volunteer teams with organizations

Therapy Animal Coalition matches up volunteer teams with organizations

Pet therapy animals are different from service animals and emotional support animals. More »

New tiger cubs at St. Augustine Wild Reserve

New tiger cubs at St. Augustine Wild Reserve

Recently, the St. Augustine Wild Reserve received two new tiger cubs, Rupa and Shiva, from an animal compound out of state. More »

Back in Time with Brett  |  Steamship Maple Leaf – Part 1

Back in Time with Brett | Steamship Maple Leaf – Part 1

Life froze at Mandarin Point on April 1, 1864, and now, wrenched in the depths of the murky St. Johns River, rests the world’s largest known repository of Civil War artifacts known. More »

 

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Gardening: Summertime – Not so easy?

By Lesley Arrandale
mail@floridanewsline.com

Summer is almost here after record-breaking spring temperatures and, as of early May, a continuing rainfall deficit in northeast Florida. I’m now wondering what the summer may bring. The hurricane season predictions (out of Colorado State University) are for an El Nino weather pattern possibly kicking in during the summer, and if it does we could see slightly fewer storms than average, with sea temperatures and wind patterns keeping more of them out in the Atlantic. In the meantime, the Okefenokee Swamp West Mims fire has been burning for weeks, with little rain to help the firefighters; rain is sorely needed.

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