Freedom Crossing Falcons soar through first year

Freedom Crossing Falcons soar through first year

The halls of the Freedom Crossing Academy may echo with the loneliness of summer, but if the walls could talk, one in particular would share the culture of this new school... More »

Easter weekend welcomes another Mandarin Art Festival

Easter weekend welcomes another Mandarin Art Festival

The 51st annual Mandarin Art Festival once again proved that the show must go on … and it did! More »

Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall continue improving on what has become a landmark

Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall continue improving on what has become a landmark

Nearly 200 guests recently attended the celebration of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall terrace unveiling celebration. More »

Swim on over to Alhambra for “The Little Mermaid”

Swim on over to Alhambra for “The Little Mermaid”

This summer, Alhambra Theatre and Dining is delighting all ages with an energetic, colorful reenactment of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” More »

 

Mandarin NewsLine

Swim on over to Alhambra for “The Little Mermaid”

By Julie Gerona
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Special date? Family night out? Company team building? Alhambra Theatre and Dining should be at the top of your list. Enjoy a three-course meal specifically themed to match the production before the show. Executive Chef DeJuan Roy prepares a menu of tasteful choices consisting of soup (the Manhattan clam chowder melts in your mouth) or salad, a number of savory entrees and to finish the meal, if you are not too full, your choice of delightful desserts. All this is served by an attentive wait staff that is second to none.

Q & A with Jacksonville City Council Member Matt Schellenberg (District 6)

Q: Can you give us an update on sidewalk construction?
A: The sidewalks along Orange Picker Road should be complete before the end of summer. The Mandarin Road sidewalks, which are being built northward to Red Cypress Road, should be completed in the fall.

Q & A with Duval County School Board Member, District 7, Lori Hershey

Q: Can you give us an update on the board’s proposal to fund the facilities project with a voter referendum for a half-cent sales tax?

A: The legislation for the referendum was passed by the school board in April and has been filed with the City Council. It will go through the Rules and Finance committees on June 18, then it is scheduled for a vote by the City Council on June 25. The  school board cannot increase taxes; we must allow voters to make that decision. It is up to the City Council to determine if they want to let the voters decide. The school board will honor the results of the vote by the community.

Back in Time with Brett | Steamship Maple Leaf – Part 3

By Brett Nolan
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Last month, we learned about the last voyage of the Union steamship “Maple Leaf.” For nearly 125 years, the “Maple Leaf” was just a story lingering in the depths of Father Time’s mind.

“Ain’t Misbehavin’” swings at the Alhambra

By Emily Whitehead
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Alhambra Theatre and Dining’s production of “Ain’t Misbehavin’” had the audience toe-tapping and singing along all night. This tribute to the Harlem Renaissance jazz singers of the 1920s and ‘30s and a celebration of legendary jazz writer Thomas “Fats” Waller was a boisterous night of rib-tickling songs.