Temple Sisterhood Braille Group speaks language of kindness

Temple Sisterhood Braille Group speaks language of kindness

This special group in Mandarin remains a volunteer organization that transcribes printed materials into braille. More »

PGA TOUR raising standards at THE PLAYERS

PGA TOUR raising standards at THE PLAYERS

Never ceasing to put fans first and continuing the effort to make the experience as enjoyable as possible, the PGA TOUR strives to improve every year upon the last. More »

Bartram Trail AFJROTC program celebrates successful year

Bartram Trail AFJROTC program celebrates successful year

The Bartram Trail High School Air Force Junior ROTC currently has approximately 179 registered cadets with a waiting list already formed for the next school year. More »

Summer learning for adults stretches creativity

Summer learning for adults stretches creativity

The University of North Florida’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers many options for adults to learn this summer. More »

Sea turtle season is here

Sea turtle season is here

Following a challenging 2017 — that saw the second hurricane in 11 months affect northeast Florida — for sea turtle nests along northern St. Johns County beaches, the 2018 season returns on May 1. More »

 

Mandarin NewsLine

Back in Time with Brett: The Read House

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By Brett Nolan
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The area of Mandarin, since the opening of its first post office in 1765, had several name changes. Originally under British rule, “St. Anthony” was what the area was called. When Spain took possession of Florida again in 1783, the name was changed to San Antonio and once again the name changed after Florida became a U.S. Territory — to Monroe — after our fifth president.

Back in Time with Brett: The Coleman House

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By Brett Nolan
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The community of Mandarin boasts many historical contributions to the City of Jacksonville. The area provides a unique look of rural 19th century Florida; however, over recent decades, Mandarin’s rich history has become somewhat hidden. The goal of this new column is to reflect on this history through stories of various sites that are still standing around the community today.  

Nutrition Check: Improving poor eating habits

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By Kristen Hicks-Roof, Ph.D., RDN, LDN and Paige Chaffin
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Have you ever thought to yourself, “If I could just stop eating ____, I could lose a few pounds?” This is a thought that is quite common when trying to change poor eating habits.

Gardening | Summer is coming

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By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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Taking a look at the Climate Prediction Center on the NOAA website (http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/), it seems we may escape drought conditions, at least for the next couple of months. Unfortunately, also according to NOAA, we are likely to experience higher than normal temperatures.

Fishing Report

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By Captain David Lifka
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In just a few short weeks the kids will be home for summer break. From kindergarten to college, they will all be back in the house with little to entertain them other than some type of electronic device. There was a time when kids spent the majority of their free time outdoors participating in a number of activities, but it seems that nowadays for some kids, an outdoor activity is nothing more than a quick run to the car or bus. Other than organized sport activities, how do we get our kids outside enjoying the great outdoors around them?