Reminiscing about Project Alaska Turf

Reminiscing about Project Alaska Turf

On June 25, former St. Johns County resident Cathy Parker hosted a walk down memory lane as she celebrated the publication of her book, “Northern Lights,” with a book signing at Bono’s in Fruit Cove. More »

Native Sons and Daughters provides opportunity for quality time

Native Sons and Daughters provides opportunity for quality time

One of the best ways to spend quality time with your son or daughter, away from the competitiveness of team sports, is by joining or forming a Native Sons or Native Daughters tribe. More »

BEAM celebrates back to school

BEAM celebrates back to school

BEAM (Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry) is currently gearing up for two major annual events that will be taking place in August.  More »

Back in Time with Brett: The Brown Residence

Back in Time with Brett: The Brown Residence

This house was constructed in 1880 on the site of his family’s former home which his father, John P. Brown, had built when he was just 16 years old. More »

Alhambra’s “Mamma Mia” an exuberant sing-along

Alhambra’s “Mamma Mia” an exuberant sing-along

If you’re looking for a joyous trip down pop music memory lane, Alhambra’s production of “Mamma Mia” is for you. More »

 

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Alhambra’s “Mamma Mia” an exuberant sing-along

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

If you’re looking for a joyous trip down pop music memory lane, Alhambra’s production of “Mamma Mia” is for you. But a friendly warning: You will find yourself singing along (with everyone else in the audience) to this clever comedy that finds a way to utilize the ABBA songbook to tell a charming story of a young girl about to be married who has never known her father.

Q & A with Jacksonville City Council Member Michael Boylan, District 6

Q: By way of introduction, as the new City Council member for District 6, can you let us know a bit about your background?
A: I grew up in Ohio and have a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University as well as a masters in telecommunications from Kent State. I moved to South Florida for a position as director in public broadcasting at a station in Miami. I’ve been married to my wife, Susan, for 44 years and have two grown children and two grandchildren.

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

Q: Since school grades were recently released, can you give us an overview for District 7?
A: I’d like to congratulate all the public schools, both traditional and charter,  in District 7 for earning either an “A” or a “B.” Congratulations to new “A” schools, Mandarin Middle School and Greenland Pines Elementary. Congratulations also to Atlantic Coast High School for earning its second consecutive “A,” making it a School of Excellence in the state of Florida. Students in schools in District 7 continue to outperform students in St. Johns County.

Back in Time with Brett: The Brown Residence

By Brett Nolan
mail@floridanewsline.com

“Well, come on inside and getcha’ self something cool to drink,” would have probably been an all too common phrase bellowed off the top of John C. Brown’s two-tiered veranda facing Mandarin Road; it was a warm southern invite to combat the oppressive heat of Florida, as Mandarinites played croquet under the shade of the stately, moss draped, oak trees on their riverfront lawns. 

Native Sons and Daughters provides opportunity for quality time

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

As local students head back to school, it is also time to consider extracurricular activities for the new school year. According to Native Sons and Daughters Florida State Chief Brian Quirk, one of the best ways to spend quality time with your son or daughter, away from the competitiveness of team sports, is by joining or forming a Native Sons or Native Daughters tribe.