SOUPer Bowl unites community to help those in need

SOUPer Bowl unites community to help those in need

Nease High School students are using the football theme at the Jan. 30 fundraiser from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., hosted at Nease, to raise money and awareness about student hunger in St. Johns County. More »

Italian American Club upholds culture and traditions

Italian American Club upholds culture and traditions

The Italian-American Club of today was officially founded in 1951, but its roots as a social club celebrating arts, family, tradition, music and food — everything Italian — actually go back to the early 1920s. More »

Creekside engineering students take unexpected trip to 1944 during building project

Creekside engineering students take unexpected trip to 1944 during building project

As part of an ongoing program in collaboration with St. Johns Housing Partnership, students visit the homes of elderly or recently disabled people to build accessibility ramps and help with other tasks. More »

Palm Valley Academy students celebrate the Grand People in their lives

Palm Valley Academy students celebrate the Grand People in their lives

Students in Diane Buckner’s third grade class at Palm Valley Academy recently put on a very special experience for a “Grand” group of people at Buckner’s annual “Grandperson Celebration.” More »

 

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Gardening | New Year, New Hopes

By Master Gardener Volunteer Lesley Arrandale
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As I write in early December, thankfully both temperatures and humidity have mellowed, although we may still be in for warmer days since this is Florida. My vegetables are coming along nicely, with few insects to trouble them. Fruits of some of our berry-bearing trees and shrubs are still maturing, and will be ready for the birds through the winter, while acorns and hickory nuts are keeping the squirrels busy.

Travel | Exploring Graceland and the Ghosts of Elvis

By Debi Lander
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Elvis Presley shook the music industry in the 1950s. He rattled and rolled his way to the top, becoming the King of Rock’ n’ Roll. I, however, was battling traffic on a drive toward Memphis. I kept hearing the lyrics of Paul Simon’s Graceland playing in my head, “I’m going to Graceland, Graceland  — in Memphis, Tennessee, I’m going to Graceland.

Pantry Raiders | Cozy up to a slow-cooked meal

By NewsLine Staff
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Slow cookers are a handy tool for any home chef, particularly those who juggle busy daily schedules. With slow cookers, meals can be prepared in advance and then left to simmer for hours while they develop deep flavors as meats become tender and succulent.

Capt. David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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With a brand-new year comes the start of a brand-new fishing season. The first couple of months of the year are probably the “iffiest” months of the entire fishing season. Area fishing can be very good at times, but good days are usually spotty and hard to predict. 

Italian American Club upholds culture and traditions

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

The Italian-American Club of today was officially founded in 1951, but its roots as a social club celebrating arts, family, tradition, music and food — everything Italian — actually go back to the early 1920s. The original club, founded by a small group of immigrants, disbanded pretty quickly, but the American Italian Club of Jacksonville was founded in 1935 and consisted mostly of first generation Americans. During World War II, the club was again disbanded, but once the war was over, the present day club made its debut via formal charter. The club takes pride in being Jacksonville’s oldest ethnic organization.