Alhambra’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” sure to delight audiences of all ages

Alhambra’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” sure to delight audiences of all ages

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is a fantasmagorically fun family musical now being performed at Alhambra Theatre and Dining — and the star of the show is a car. More »

Giving Closet Project repurposes unclaimed lost & found items

Giving Closet Project repurposes unclaimed lost & found items

Student homelessness has doubled in the past 10 years and former teacher Jennifer Smith is helping many students feel more loved and comfortable in the classroom. More »

Mandarin Middle School Lady Hawks cap undefeated season

Mandarin Middle School Lady Hawks cap undefeated season

The Mandarin Middle School softball team recently made a run for a second city championship in three years. More »

Look to nature for beach renourishment?

Look to nature for beach renourishment?

Development, along with a change in the weather cycle, has prevented enough sand from naturally renourishing the beaches. More »

 

Mandarin NewsLine

Travel | The new U.S. Civil Rights Trail and Mississippi Museum

By Debi Lander
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On July 4, Americans celebrate our country’s independence. While the 13 colonies broke free in 1776, individual freedoms have come more slowly, with the struggle for Civil Rights continuing to this day.

Gardening | Here we go again

By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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Summer rains arrived early this year, in the form of Subtropical Storm Alberto. It is now officially the hurricane season, and as always, we need to be as prepared as possible, with supplies in hand and an evacuation plan in the event of a potential major impact.

Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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Usually the month of July is when shrimp will begin to show in the St. Johns, with their numbers and sizes growing as summer continues to advance. Weather, as always, will play a role that often determines the quality and length of our shrimping season. Too much rain is often the culprit that puts a premature slow down or end to the season.

Mandarin Middle School Lady Hawks cap undefeated season with trip to city finals

By NewsLine Staff
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The Mandarin Middle School (MMS) softball team recently made a run for a second city championship in three years. Anastasia Suhetskis, Sophia Davis and Montana Hunt were all in sixth grade the first time that MMS won in 2016. Now returning to the championship rounds in their eighth grade year, they worked hard to ensure that MMS was well represented.

Get to Know … Donna Richardson

By Angela Higginbotham
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Dr. Donna Richardson is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of Andrew Jackson Senior High School. Her love for school morals and enthusiasm began as her high school mascot and has led her through many years in education while inspiring so many around her — most recently as the beloved principal of Mandarin High School. Richardson graduated from Florida Junior College with an associate degree and then earned a bachelor’s in Education/Language Arts with a minor in Journalism from the University of North Florida. She went on to receive her master’s in Educational Leadership and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, also from UNF.