Flag football team to play at NFL Pro Bowl

Flag football team to play at NFL Pro Bowl

Tryouts were conducted for 10 boys in the 13 – 14 year age division to represent Jacksonville in flag football as part of the festivities leading up to the NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando in January. More »

Operation New Uniform graduates 16th class

Operation New Uniform graduates 16th class

Nine U.S. veterans were honored as graduates of Operation New Uniform, a local non-profit organization that equips veterans to transition successfully from military to civilian life. More »

Mandarin Middle School teaches life skills to students

Mandarin Middle School teaches life skills to students

Students with special needs at Mandarin Middle benefit from the school’s efforts to maintain academic excellence and exceptional growth opportunities. More »

Girls on the Run celebrates end of season with 5k

Girls on the Run celebrates end of season with 5k

Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida hosted more than 3,500 Girls on the Run participants and spectators at its celebratory end of season 5k. More »

Oesterreicher – McCormick cracker cabin dedicated

Oesterreicher – McCormick cracker cabin dedicated

November 19, 2016 was a perfect day for the long-awaited dedication of the 1873 cabin that housed and later evolved into a hunting lodge of Oesterreicher and McCormick progeny. More »

 

Mandarin NewsLine

North Florida Land Trust triples land conserved in 2016

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By NewsLine Staff
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North Florida Land Trust is proud to announce they tripled the amount of conservation lands in 2016. From 1999 to 2015, the organization protected more than 6,000 acres of land. In 2016, they added more than 12,000 acres to the amount of land held for conservation purposes. It is the most land North Florida Land Trust has been able to preserve in one year since they started their mission. North Florida Land Trust’s historic year was attained with conservation easements, acquisitions of land and donations of both.

Leadership Jacksonville launches campaign training program

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By NewsLine Staff
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Leadership Jacksonville is launching a new nonpartisan political campaign training program, designed to help prepare those considering running for office. The five-session course is open to the public and will begin in March 2017. Applications must be received by Jan. 31, 2017.

Scam alert: Email sent about bogus traffic citations

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By NewsLine Staff
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The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles warn consumers that they may be targeted by a company representing itself as the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles demanding payment for fraudulent citations. The company, which is not associated with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in any way, will send emails to consumers requesting payment of a citation within a certain timeframe and if the payment is not received on time, the company will falsely require a daily late fee payment.

Mandarin Middle School teaches life skills to students

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Mandarin Middle School is focused on giving students the necessary tools to reach their full potential. Students with special needs at Mandarin Middle benefit from the school’s efforts to maintain academic excellence and exceptional growth opportunities. The school conducts monthly community-based instruction trips to teach these students how to interact in social situations, learn new skills and expose them to possible job opportunities in the future. Mandarin Middle also provides a life skills lab where students learn activities important to daily living such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and math skills.

Get to Know … Zack Bellin

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By Mare Contrare
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There’s a new lacrosse commissioner at the Mandarin Athletic Association (MAA).  A nine-year resident of Mandarin, Zack Bellin isn’t new to town, just the new kid on the lacrosse field. His plans are to develop a program to prepare the kids to play lacrosse at Mandarin High School. Visit www.LetsGoMAA.org for more information; registration is taking place now.