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 »

 

Mandarin NewsLine

Get to Know … Sue Giddings

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Growing up in Texas, Sue Giddings and her family were regular visitors at the library; she developed a love of reading and learning early on. Even today, she insists that libraries are a powersource for so many people. Giddings devotes much of her time to Friends of the South Mandarin Library, a group of volunteers with the mission of raising funds to help with improvements within the South Mandarin Library.

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

By Brett Nolan
mail@floridanewsline.com

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.

Gardening | Summer is coming

By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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Sometimes I have hankered to live farther north just to be able to grow some of the fruits, flowers, and vegetables that I grew up with, but seeing last winter’s devastating storms that swept across the plains and northwards, I realize we are relatively lucky in northeast Florida. Encouragingly, this hurricane season may be less busy than average, according to Colorado State University predictions (https://tinyurl.com/y5ltxj43), but it only takes one major storm to have devastating impacts, as we know.

Pantry Raiders | Tasty sandwiches perfect for special occasion brunches

By NewsLine Staff
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Spring is synonymous with special events worthy of celebration. From Mother’s Day to graduations to communions and confirmations, spring provides a host of opportunities for families and friends to come together and show their love for one another. The right food can make any party that much more spectacular. For those who will be celebrating at home or attending a potluck-style gathering, this “Brandied Baked Ham With Mustard Butter” courtesy of Denise Gee’s “Southern Appetizers” (Chronicle Books) can make for the perfect dish to serve or bring along. The decadent ham can be served as fashionable tea sandwiches, either in soft biscuits or rolls.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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There are many attributes that make fishing a great sport. Getting outdoors, spending time on the water, bonding with friends and family — and the thrill and the challenge of the catch. While there are other sports or outdoor activities that might offer some of these same characteristics, there is one benefit that fishing offers that separates it from these others, and that is you get to eat what you caught.