Quest to salvage more “Maple Leaf” artifacts continues

Quest to salvage more “Maple Leaf” artifacts continues

Mandarin Middle School history teacher Khaki Hager has teamed with Dr. Keith Holland to bring attention to the fact that not even 1 percent of the artifacts of the “Maple Leaf” have been raised from the murky depths. More »

20th annual Riding into History motorcycle show is gearing up

20th annual Riding into History motorcycle show is gearing up

Once again, the Riding into History team is preparing for the annual motorcycle show at World Golf Village in May. More »

Artificial reefs benefit environment and offshore enthusiasts

Artificial reefs benefit environment and offshore enthusiasts

TISIRI, which stands for “Think It, Sink It, Reef It,” has a main focus of providing more offshore marine habitats. More »

Back in Time with Brett: Steamship Maple Leaf – Part 2

Back in Time with Brett: Steamship Maple Leaf – Part 2

Laid to rest in a blanket of mud, eight feet under the turbid waters of the natural ribbon that cuts through the city of Jacksonville, the “Maple Leaf” saw life above the mighty St. Johns River for the last time 155 years ago. More »

 

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Florida NewsLine team attends JAX Chamber Trade Show

On April 2, publisher Mark Pettus and marketing representatives Jeremy Moriarty, Heather Seay and Linda Gay represented Florida NewsLine at the JAX Chamber’s annual Trade Show, held at UNF University Center. They joined other Chamber members and attendees eager to network and learn about member businesses all over the Jacksonville area.

Photo courtesy Colleen Sperry

Miss Aggie named for 2019

By NewsLine Staff
mail@floridanewsline.com

Lynn Cuda was the recipient of the annual Miss Aggie Award, presented by the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society on March 23 as part of the annual Miss Aggie Day at the Historic Mandarin Store and Post Office.

Q & A with Duval County School Board Member, District 7, Lori Hershey

Q: Do you have any news from the facilities Master Plan that the school board discussed in April?
A:  District 7 is likely to get a K-8 school between Nocatee and Atlantic Coast High School.

Last month, we thought Axson Elementary, which is currently a Montessori school in District 2, would be rebuilt near Atlantic Coast High School, but the superintendent just updated the Master Plan to allow that school to remain in District 2.

Q & A with Jacksonville City Council Member Matt Schellenberg (District 6)

Q: Can you tell us what is happening with the building previously used as physicians’ offices on San Jose Boulevard, just north of Pall Mall Drive?

A: I have received many questions about this. The property is zoned CBC-2, which allows for a gas station; this is what the developer plans to build. It is within the property owner’s rights to do this with the current zoning. The property owners have asked for a zoning administrative deviation to modify some of the perimeter landscaping requirements. This will require a public notice to neighborhood associations and all property owners within 350 feet. This request will go to PZA only and not come to the City Council. Even if for some reason, the request is denied, it would go to the Planning Commission and ultimately, possibly to court. The City Council will never see or be asked to act on this request.

Quest to salvage more “Maple Leaf” artifacts continues

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Mandarin Middle School history teacher Khaki Hager has teamed with Dr. Keith Holland to bring attention to the fact that not even 1 percent of the artifacts of the “Maple Leaf” have been raised from the murky depths. Holland, a Jacksonville dentist, formed a team of divers in the 1980s to re-discover the wreckage of the 1864 Civil War U.S. Army Transport ship “Maple Leaf” in the St. Johns River. The 6,500 artifacts that were brought up by his team in the 1980s and 1990s are currently at the Mandarin Museum, MOSH, in traveling exhibits, and in Tallahassee.