Alhambra’s “Mamma Mia” an exuberant sing-along

Alhambra’s “Mamma Mia” an exuberant sing-along

If you’re looking for a joyous trip down pop music memory lane, Alhambra’s production of “Mamma Mia” is for you. More »

St. Johns County heads back to school for 2019 – 2020

St. Johns County heads back to school for 2019 – 2020

For the past decade or so, the first day back to school in St. Johns County has been focused on the opening of a new school about every other year... but not this year. More »

American Legion Post finally receives patriotic quilt for fundraiser

American Legion Post finally receives patriotic quilt for fundraiser

When Honeybee Quilt Guild member Anne Morgan read a post on a social media site written by someone who was apparently scammed out of fabric and a sewing machine, she was surprised and concerned. More »

Record number of students as St. Johns County heads back to school

Record number of students as 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 Monday, Aug. 12 in St. Johns County. More »

Back in Time with Brett | The 1876 Webb Barn

Back in Time with Brett | The 1876 Webb Barn

After retiring as an army officer following the Civil War, Major William Wirt Webb had a dream of days spent on a wide veranda with the perfume of thousands of orange blossoms filling the sweet southern air in Mandarin. More »

 

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Back in Time with Brett | The 1876 Webb Barn

By Brett Nolan
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New Yorker turned Floridian, Major William Wirt Webb, was ready to encompass his life in everything citrus down south. After retiring as an army officer following the Civil War, Webb’s dream of days spent on a wide veranda with the perfume of thousands of orange blossoms filling the sweet southern air in Mandarin was becoming reality. Years of planning solidified his relocation from the North. His army friends had painted a picture of the new state of Florida so enticing that, by 1875, Webb bought 31.2 acres on the river in Mandarin for $1,500. He believed Florida would be the fruit region for the entire country in 10 years. 

American Legion Post finally receives patriotic quilt for fundraiser

By Martie Thompson
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When Honeybee Quilt Guild member Anne Morgan read a post on a neighborhood social media site written by someone who was apparently scammed out of fabric and a sewing machine by an individual purporting to be a member of a local quilting guild, she was surprised and concerned. After all, in her experience, quilting guilds did a lot of philanthropic work and were generally made up of kind and generous individuals. When she learned that the scammer was supposed to have made a patriotic quilt to be raffled by the local American Legion Post 372, she knew she needed to try to help.

Travel | Cooperstown, NY and the Boys of Summer

By Debi Lander
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In 1974, Chevy reduced the essence of America to a famous jingle: “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.” Too simple for sure, and more than a bit self-serving, but it hit a home run with many. Nearly five decades later, an idyllic place in upstate New York still hits ‘em outta the park. Cooperstown draws folks with three centuries of American history and baseball. 

Captain David’s Fishing Report 

By Captain David Lifka
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If you haven’t been shrimping yet this year, now is the time to gather your gear and get started. Even though the season is still early, the numbers and the size of the shrimp (mostly larges) are more typical for later in the season. 

Pantry Raiders | Low-calorie chicken dish is full of flavor

By NewsLine Staff
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As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to incorporate hardier recipes into the dinner repertoire. But just because something seems to be more filling doesn’t mean it has to be high in calories or compromise light eating plans.