Hope Floats: Cancer brought them together; hope keeps them together

Hope Floats: Cancer brought them together; hope keeps them together

If not for breast cancer, Hope Floats founders Kerri Henderson, LaQuita Barnhart and Christina Burget never would have met. More »

Making Strides in the fight against breast cancer

Making Strides in the fight against breast cancer

The American Cancer Society 5K Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 beginning at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. More »

In the Pink aims to be one-stop shop for cancer patients

In the Pink aims to be one-stop shop for cancer patients

In the Pink opened in 2009 and Millard said it is more than just a place for cancer patients to get stuff — it’s also a place to get knowledge. More »

Back in Time with Brett — Flynn homes Part 2

Back in Time with Brett — Flynn homes Part 2

Following in the footsteps of his parents, Theodore J. Flynn took ownership of the store and lived in the residence above it. More »

 

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Travel | Asheville for the Holidays

By Debi Lander
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Visions of sugarplums danced in my head as I drove to the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. I made the trip last December to the historic Blue Ridge resort to view the winning entries in the National Gingerbread House Competition. My trail of crumbs led me to displays stopping me dead in my tracks — wide-eyed and childlike. Much more than elaborate houses and cutesy cakes, these creations were architectural masterpieces and stunning works of art. This contest takes gingerbread to the highest level of culinary art.

Gardening | The autumn garden

By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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Although the Atlantic hurricane season was remarkably quiet for the continental U.S. up until the end of August, early September saw an abrupt change. As of Sept. 5, tropical storm Gordon is now moving well inland after wreaking havoc along the Gulf coast, and Hurricane Florence has strengthened to category 3; we need to pay attention (www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php).

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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In recent years, over the summer months and into early fall, we have been fortunate enough to experience some of the best fishing and shrimping anyone could remember. Shrimp were filling cast nets with counts of more than 100 per throw. Limits of slot sized reds were being caught just about anywhere in the river where you decided to soak a live shrimp. Flounder, black drum, and yellowmouth trout were right there at your favorite croaker hole with tarpon and dolphin rolling as far south as Green Cove Springs. Yes, fishing was good.

Back in Time with Brett — Flynn homes Part 2

By Brett Nolan
mail@floridanewsline.com

Following in the footsteps of his parents, Theodore J. Flynn took ownership of the store and lived in the residence above it. One could buy gas, feed, hardware and general goods at this corner store. Under Theodore Flynn’s leadership, the shop continued to be known as an institution for the area and a meeting place for many.

Making Strides in the fight against breast cancer

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

October is widely recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the American Cancer Society has scheduled its 5K Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Jacksonville to correspond with this. This walk, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 beginning at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, aims to not only raise awareness but also funds to save lives from breast cancer.