Pink Ribbon Golf Classic set to tee off against breast cancer

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic set to tee off against breast cancer

On Oct. 12, women golfers from Ponte Vedra and the surrounding communities will make their way to the tee box for the 11th annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic. More »

Scenic Highway group plans Switzerland Community Center restoration

Scenic Highway group plans Switzerland Community Center restoration

The William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Group has had rebuilding or replacing the Switzerland Community Center as part of its plan since 2012; the group decided in 2016 that it was time to take on this project. More »

Mandarin High School opens student managed VyStar branch

Mandarin High School opens student managed VyStar branch

The highly anticipated ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony of VyStar Credit Union’s newest branch was held on Sept. 26 at Mandarin High School. More »

The Carnation Ceremony: A personal story in every flower

The Carnation Ceremony: A personal story in every flower

Pink carnations and the tossing ceremony are rooted in dragon boat culture; on Sept. 23, Jacksonville’s Dragon Boat Festival held its races and carnation ceremony. More »

 

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Pantry Raiders | Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

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By Melissa Cooper
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It’s Fall y’all — and you know what that means … pumpkin season has officially arrived. This yummy recipe will satisfy all those pumpkin cravings and your kitchen will smell heavenly while the bread bakes. You can thank me later!    

Alhambra’s “Dixie Swim Club” a hilarious comedy about friendships that last forever

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Alhambra Theatre and Dining’s production of “Dixie Swim Club,” a warm hearted Southern comedy, will make you want to join the swim team. More than a “chick flick” for the stage, this comedic performance will surely produce a numerous chuckles if not outright belly laughs. The dialog is particularly sharp, with one-liners, banter and repartee that the cast aces.

Local WWII veteran comes to work … and is surprised by appreciation ceremony

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

With each passing day, the memories of World War II become more distant and less clear. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, only about 3.5 percent of the 16 million American men and women who served in World War II are still with us.

This realization hit home with Kessler Creative account executive Zak Gragg, who works with World War II veteran Bob Kessler at the printing business. Kessler is the father of Kessler Creative owner, Keith Kessler, and comes in to work two days per week, where he performs varied tasks such as copy editing and updating the sales board.

Get to Know … Wendy Regas

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Wendy Regas was born in Atlanta, Ga. and moved to Naples, Fla. in the midst of her junior year of high school. Through hard work and determination, and eager to move and start her college career, she was able to attend Vanderbilt University at only 16 years old. An Art History major, Regas met her husband, Chris, in pottery class. They have five children, spaced 14 years apart, and they recently celebrated their 42nd anniversary on the same day their fourth grandchild was born.

Travel: Finding the Wild West in Wyoming

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By Debi Lander
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Wyoming evokes images of cowboys, ranches and wide-open spaces. I headed for the least-populated state in America for a meeting in its northeastern corner, and stayed on to explore the mountains and plains.