Field of Dreams looks toward ninth Opening Day

Field of Dreams looks toward ninth Opening Day

Opening day for Field of Dreams this year will be Saturday, Feb. 2 with the first game at 9 a.m. at Aberdeen Park. More »

Love Me True Rescue fulfills childhood dream, serves community

Love Me True Rescue fulfills childhood dream, serves community

Lisa DiDonato opened Love Me True Rescue, reflecting her love of felines and Elvis Presley in April 2018. More »

Society of St. Andrew seeks volunteers passionate about stopping hunger

Society of St. Andrew seeks volunteers passionate about stopping hunger

Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested and sharing them with nearby feeding agencies. More »

Back in Time with Brett: John Henry Jacks House, Part 2

Back in Time with Brett: John Henry Jacks House, Part 2

The Jacks residence “reflects the folk or cracker building tradition,” a style popular throughout the South during the 19th century. More »

 

Mandarin NewsLine

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch

By Janie C. Farina, LPGA
mail@floridanewsline.com

Home, Home on the Range…

“O give me a home where the buffaloes roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day”

~Lyrics by Bill Staines

Field of Dreams looks toward ninth Opening Day

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

“Special things really do happen between the white lines.” So says George Vancore, lead umpire for the Field of Dreams Baseball League, a voluntary organization that provides a safe ADA certified facility where special needs children of all ages (kindergarten through 12th grade) can play baseball for free and be an active part of a thriving athletic association.  

Society of St. Andrew seeks volunteers passionate about stopping hunger

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested. The Society of St. Andrew is a national non-profit founded in 1979 that takes this biblical principle to heart and mobilizes volunteers to dig up or pick the good vegetables or fruit remaining after harvest and then share it with nearby feeding agencies.

Back in Time with Brett: John Henry Jacks House, Part 2

By Brett Nolan
mail@floridanewsline.com

When John Henry Jacks had William Monson built his Mandarin home in 1887, the area was a rural farming community of about 1200 people known for its citrus industry and vegetable production.

Get to Know … Kevin and Dawn Landers

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Kevin and Dawn Landers are high school sweethearts from Griffin, Ga., who eventually married and now have five children, ranging in age from 16 – 28. Kevin Landers first came to Jacksonville in 1988 when he was in the Navy and attached to Carrier Air Wing 20 in aviation maintenance. He moved away and worked as an air traffic controller before getting out of the military and getting a job with JP Morgan Chase in Louisiana. Dawn operated a child day care for 13 years, but found it difficult to maintain with the geographic moves required by the military.