Show Boat rolls along at the Alhambra

Show Boat rolls along at the Alhambra

“Ol’ Man River … just keeps rollin’ along.” The musical “Show Boat” revolves around the traditional American entertainment venue, the river showboat. More »

Relay for Life of Bartram Trail will honor cancer survivors

Relay for Life of Bartram Trail will honor cancer survivors

The much anticipated Relay for Life of Bartram Trail event will be held from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday April 1. More »

Mandarin Arts Festival to celebrate 49th annual event Easter weekend

Mandarin Arts Festival to celebrate 49th annual event Easter weekend

The Mandarin Art Festival is a tradition that many families have come to enjoy over Easter weekend, April 15 – 16. More »

Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Henri Landwirth honored

Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Henri Landwirth honored

On March 7, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry honored Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Henri Landwirth on his 90th birthday with a proclamation outlining some of his many accomplishments. More »

Indian dance program inspired by Jax Reads book, “The Namesake”

Indian dance program inspired by Jax Reads book, “The Namesake”

At the Southeast Regional Library on Saturday, March 4, dancers from Renuka’s Indian Danz Academy presented a variety of dances from India. More »

 

Mandarin NewsLine

Get to Know … Jennifer Harrington

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Jennifer Harrington is practically a Mandarin native, having lived in the area for more than 30 years. She first moved here as a child and lived in south Mandarin with her family. She recalls when San Jose Boulevard was just two lanes.

Mandarin Arts Festival to celebrate 49th annual event Easter weekend

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

The Mandarin Arts Festival will celebrate its 49th annual event on Saturday and Sunday, April 15 – 16, 2017. The local nonprofit Mandarin Community Club hosts the annual Mandarin Art Festival, held every Easter weekend since 1968. Founded by Judge Westberry and a group of local artists, it’s the longest running event of its kind in northeast Florida. Depending on the weather, the festival brings in 5,000 – 10,000 guests during the two-day event.

Pantry Raiders: Try a new kind of pizza

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By Melissa Cooper
mail@floridanewsline.com

Easter is a time of celebration, family and food. This dish is one of my family’s favorite Easter traditions. The recipe has been handed down from generation to generation and each family member has added his or her own special touches. This is my mom’s version, which is the best. Of course, I might be a little biased. Buon appetito!

Captain David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

With another mild winter behind us, the possibilities of another early and productive fishing season seems to be already taking place. Add in the shortage of any significant rainfall here or to the south, and we’ve got a situation where our area of the St. Johns River is looking very much like areas on the other side of downtown Jacksonville.

Gardening: Hot stuff, dry stuff

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By Lesley Arrandale
mail@floridanewsline.com

As I write (in early March) winter has still not arrived. The closer we get to our traditional last frost date — about mid-March — it is predicted to be less and less likely that we shall see cold temperatures and we could therefore see the early emergence of insect pests (see http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh036). Keep a close eye on those young vegetable plants. On the plus side, beneficial insects, such as the lady beetles, should also be more abundant (see http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in327).