Local WWII veteran honored with USO appreciation ceremony

Local WWII veteran honored with USO appreciation ceremony

World War II veteran Bob Kessler, who works two days per week at his son’s business, Kessler Creative in Mandarin, was honored with an appreciation ceremony for his service. More »

St. Johns County heads back to school

St. Johns County heads back to school

The minivans, bikers, and walkers are back, in addition to a sea of yellow buses. School started on Thursday, Aug. 10 in St. Johns County. More »

Nocatee holds second annual resource event

Nocatee holds second annual resource event

Nocatee residents recently kicked off the new school year with the second annual Nocatee Community Resource Day, to educate parents and encourage children for a great experience in the upcoming school year. More »

Atlantic Coast High School chorus guest stars at Foreigner concert

Atlantic Coast High School chorus guest stars at Foreigner concert

Members of the Atlantic Coast High School chorus showcased their talent by performing with rock group Foreigner at a concert at Daily’s Place on Aug. 3. More »

Alhambra’s “Dixie Swim Club” a hilarious comedy about lasting friendships

Alhambra’s “Dixie Swim Club” a hilarious comedy about lasting friendships

Alhambra Theatre and Dining’s production of “Dixie Swim Club,” a warm hearted Southern comedy, will make you want to join the swim team. More »

 

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Alhambra’s “Dixie Swim Club” a hilarious comedy about friendships that last forever

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Alhambra Theatre and Dining’s production of “Dixie Swim Club,” a warm hearted Southern comedy, will make you want to join the swim team. More than a “chick flick” for the stage, this comedic performance will surely produce a numerous chuckles if not outright belly laughs. The dialog is particularly sharp, with one-liners, banter and repartee that the cast aces.

Local WWII veteran comes to work … and is surprised by appreciation ceremony

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

With each passing day, the memories of World War II become more distant and less clear. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, only about 3.5 percent of the 16 million American men and women who served in World War II are still with us.

This realization hit home with Kessler Creative account executive Zak Gragg, who works with World War II veteran Bob Kessler at the printing business. Kessler is the father of Kessler Creative owner, Keith Kessler, and comes in to work two days per week, where he performs varied tasks such as copy editing and updating the sales board.

Get to Know … Wendy Regas

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Wendy Regas was born in Atlanta, Ga. and moved to Naples, Fla. in the midst of her junior year of high school. Through hard work and determination, and eager to move and start her college career, she was able to attend Vanderbilt University at only 16 years old. An Art History major, Regas met her husband, Chris, in pottery class. They have five children, spaced 14 years apart, and they recently celebrated their 42nd anniversary on the same day their fourth grandchild was born.

Travel: Finding the Wild West in Wyoming

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By Debi Lander
mail@floridanewsline.com

Wyoming evokes images of cowboys, ranches and wide-open spaces. I headed for the least-populated state in America for a meeting in its northeastern corner, and stayed on to explore the mountains and plains.

Pantry Raiders: Chicken and Waffles Wings

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By Melissa Cooper
mail@floridanewsline.com

September means football season is back! What better game time snack is there than chicken wings? This creative variation will wow your family with its play on the Southern dish chicken and waffles. Don’t forget the maple syrup to finish off this delicious appetizer. Go Jaguars!