Team Hayden works to support and educate the community

Team Hayden works to support and educate the community

The Team Hayden organization was created not only to show the amazing joys and triumphs of Hayden, but valuable effort is put into educating and advocating for other special needs kids. More »

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

Featuring its 2017 show, “Jack,” the Ocean of Sound has won the Grand Champion title two different FMBC Regional Band Competitions held this marching season. More »

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

This year’s event will take place on Dec. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. on Julington Creek. More »

Jacksonville’s IKEA opens

Jacksonville’s IKEA opens

Many in the Southside area have followed the construction from the first shovel to the finished construction and the official opening ceremony — which was completed with the Swedish good luck tradition of sawing the log. More »

 

Mandarin NewsLine

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Since 1980, the Julington Creek Prop Club has been presenting the Holiday on the Creek boat parade for everyone to come out and enjoy. This year’s event will take place on Dec. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. The highly anticipated night is for all families to gather and enjoy the beauty of color, lights, and sounds of the season along Julington Creek.

Get to Know Dr. Jeannine Mauney

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Dr. Jeannine Mauney was born and raised in Winston Salem, N.C. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to teach sixth grade science at a North Carolina middle school. But Mauney always had a strong desire to study medicine and after one year of teaching, she was accepted into the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. After completing medical school, Mauney made her journey to Jacksonville for her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UF Shands. She fell in love with the area and decided to call Jacksonville home.

Gardening | Planting for beneficial insects

Gardening

By Lesley Arrandale
mail@floridanewsline.com

With the mild — actually exceptionally warm! — temperatures we’ve been experiencing, we can continue planting some hardy perennials and bulbs in December, as well as shrubs and trees. Bear in mind, though, that we are now in a dry season, and be prepared to water newly installed plants to get them well established.

Capt. David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

Once again it’s the time of year to find the perfect gift for the fishing people in your life this holiday season. When shopping there is always that little bit of uncertainty as to whether the gifts you buy are actually something they need or will even use. Your goal is to find the perfect gift, but your confidence to do so just isn’t quite there. Here are a few ideas that will hopefully make this year’s shopping a little easier:

Pantry Raiders | Host a delicious holiday brunch

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Holiday dinners may garner the bulk of hosts’ attention, but overnight guests need to eat breakfast and lunch as well. Brunch can save hosts some work and give families a great opportunity to break bread without some of the formalities that may accompany holiday dinners. This holiday season, consider serving this ideal brunch recipe for “Farfalle with Crabmeat, Asparagus, Scrambled Eggs, Garlic, and Herbs” from Norman Kolpas’ “Buongiorno! Breakfast and Brunch, Italian Style” (Contemporary Books).