Nease students plan Veterans Day race to benefit K9s for Warriors

Nease students plan Veterans Day race to benefit K9s for Warriors

The Fun Run and 5K for K9s will take place on Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — and raise money and awareness for K9s for Warriors. More »

Ocean of Sound begins 2019 marching season with strong performances

Ocean of Sound begins 2019 marching season with strong performances

After leading the Ocean of Sound to a historic fifth place finish at the FMBC state championship in 2018, band director Jermaine Reynolds created a complex and exciting show for 2019: Odyssey. More »

Miracle on 34th Street is first production of Act II Players

Miracle on 34th Street is first production of Act II Players

The Fine Arts Conservatory will stage its first production, “Miracle on 34th Street,” over the weekend of Nov. 22 at Mandarin United Methodist Church. More »

Creekside High swimmers help others find the perfect match

Creekside High swimmers help others find the perfect match

To date, Be The Match has facilitated more than 92,000 blood stem cell transplants, giving many patients hope for a future. More »

 

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Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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It’s not often we get a shrimp run that lasts well into October, but this year we did. Many months of “just right” weather ended up being a major contributor to this year’s successful season. 

Gardening | Enough of the heat!   

By Master Gardener Volunteer Lesley Arrandale
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In the first week of October we were still experiencing record-breaking temperatures, along with the rest of the south and east. In the first half of September we had adequate rains, but by the end of the month we were in a moderate drought; it does make a garden harder to manage when conditions are so out of the norm.

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MNL NOV 2019 LORES

A trip to France with three Mandarin connections

By Sandy Arpen
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In May, my husband Tracey Arpen and I were fortunate to make a three week journey to France. We included three stops that were strongly connected to Mandarin’s history.

Back in Time with Brett | Mandarin Cemetery

By Brett Nolan
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It’s hard to imagine what life was like back in old Mandarin, but if there is anything that connects us to those who were here before us, it would be our own mortality. Like taxes, death is inevitable and something we all have to face. There is no better link to our past than walking through the gates of Mandarin Cemetery. The aging oaks, towering with their festoons of moss dancing in the wind, watch as they did over a century ago when the land was first consecrated — it was 1836.