Stetson and Spark: Still changing lives

Stetson and Spark: Still changing lives

This year marks an important milestone in the incredible legacy of Stetson Kennedy — the centennial of his birth. More »

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic: Cheers to 10 years

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic: Cheers to 10 years

The Pink Ribbon Golf Classic provides direct financial support for local breast cancer research and related services at Baptist Medical Center Beaches and Mayo Clinic—Jacksonville. More »

Pick your pumpkin patch

Pick your pumpkin patch

The Great Pumpkin will have difficulty choosing the most “sincere” pumpkin patch here in Mandarin, as each offers its own distinctive choices. More »

Making Strides against Breast Cancer: A storewide effort

Making Strides against Breast Cancer: A storewide effort

The Making Strides against Breast Cancer campaign has been a part of the Southside Haverty’s store for the past seven years. More »


Mandarin NewsLine

Hurricane tree clean up — safety first

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By Larry Figart

Now that Hurricane Matthew has passed St. Johns County and Jacksonville, the clean up begins. Here are some general safety tips for cleaning up after a hurricane:

Travel: Wonderful family-friendly Wales

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By Debi Lander

American tourists often overlook Wales, an independent country about the size of Massachusetts, belonging to the United Kingdom along with Scotland, England and Northern Ireland; however, of all the countries I’ve visited, Wales is the most family-friendly I’ve encountered.

The Pantry Raiders | Turn dinner time into family time

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Fall for football food

By Scott Stegmaier

With September quickly passing by comes the season we all seem to enjoy: fall. There is so much to endure during these fun months, especially football. A time for family, friends and food — and what would football be without the food?

Gardening: Storms and autumn delights


By Lesley Arrandale

As September rolled in, so did Hurricane Hermine. We watched with bated breath as the track gradually shifted and lifted to the north and breathed again as we were spared the worst of the storm. Not everyone was so lucky.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By David Lifka

Have you ever noticed the crowds often fishing the banks at the Shands Bridge on State Road 16 and wonder what they are catching? On certain days people can be seen lined up almost elbow to elbow with fishing poles in hand. If you watch long enough you will probably get to see an angler hook up, battle and land this mystery fish, tossing it into their cooler and quickly casting out again.