Hugs Across the County assists students living in poverty

Hugs Across the County assists students living in poverty

Hugs Across the County aims to work with school counselors to identify and provide for the basic unmet needs of students — all over St. Johns County. More »

Oldest dance studio glides through time in Switzerland and beyond

Oldest dance studio glides through time in Switzerland and beyond

After enrolling 10 – 15 students by word of mouth, \"Miss Janice\" opened Switzerland Dance School in the back room of the Switzerland Volunteer Fire Department in 1975. More »

Music therapy organization for special needs children expands to Mandarin

Music therapy organization for special needs children expands to Mandarin

By forming Connecting Thru Music, Karen Demuth said her goal is to bring music therapy to as many of the 60 schools Duval County that have dedicated classrooms for children with special needs as possible. More »

Back in Time with Brett: The Losco Winery

Back in Time with Brett: The Losco Winery

The Losco brand attracted customers from all over to come get a taste of the “Pure Scuppernong Grape Wine,” aged finely in wood More »

 

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Get to Know … Stephanie Murphy

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Born and raised in Indiana, Stephanie Murphy moved to Jacksonville in 2000. She completed college at the University of Evansville, receiving her masters in counseling. Stephanie Murphy and her late husband have two children and three grandchildren. She and her husband, Eric, have been married for two years and they are proud to call Mandarin home. Much of their time is spent traveling and doing mission work with Life Impact for Eternity missions.

Get to Know … Camryn Hulsey

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Equestrian standout Camryn Hulsey is a senior at Bartram Trail High School and a recent Texas A&M University scholarship recipient. At age six, Hulsey discovered her love for riding horses while spending time watching and learning from her mom, who has also enjoyed equestrian sports. Hulsey is very excited to join the Texas A&M equestrian team and will begin her collegiate career in Fall 2017. She plans to major in interior design and minor in business.

Get to Know … Mary Boushie

By David Aaro
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For all you cat lovers out there, meet a Ponte Vedra resident who has helped rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for hundreds of felines, some abandoned as adults and others born to abandoned cats in the beach communities. Mary Boushie has owned Katz 4 Keeps, a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit organization in Ponte Vedra since 2008.

St. Johns student produces anti-poo PSA

Jeremy Nalley, a northwest St. Johns County resident and student at the Art Institute, recently produced a public service announcement video encouraging pet owners to pick up after their animals. Using neighbors and family members as actors, Nalley created the anti-poo PSA titled, “It’s Your Pup, Pick it Up!”

The Lightner Museum: Extraordinary collections

By Ben Samples, OneTankMedia
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Stuffed lions, marble sculptures, Victorian art … and shrunken heads.

Welcome to the Lightner Museum.