Team Hayden works to support and educate the community

Team Hayden works to support and educate the community

The Team Hayden organization was created not only to show the amazing joys and triumphs of Hayden, but valuable effort is put into educating and advocating for other special needs kids. More »

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

Featuring its 2017 show, “Jack,” the Ocean of Sound has won the Grand Champion title two different FMBC Regional Band Competitions held this marching season. More »

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

This year’s event will take place on Dec. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. on Julington Creek. More »

Jacksonville’s IKEA opens

Jacksonville’s IKEA opens

Many in the Southside area have followed the construction from the first shovel to the finished construction and the official opening ceremony — which was completed with the Swedish good luck tradition of sawing the log. More »


Mandarin NewsLine

Travel | Finding the jewels of Jordan


By Debi Lander

Americans generally don’t include the Middle East on their bucket list, but I’d like to change your mind about Jordan. The Hashemite Kingdom, Jordan’s official name, is the safest country in the region and extremely welcoming to tourists. Jordan offers incredible historic sites, attractions, and adventures for luxury to budget travelers.

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch


“Doo Bee” a better golfer

By Janie C. Farina

“Doo Bee Doo Bee Doo …you make me feel so happy”… Aka Snuggle Bunny/Schnuffel

Growing up on the golf course, hitting balls was a challenge, since Nick Stoner Golf Course was minus a driving range. Summers we lived in an apartment above the pro shop.

Maple Leaf shipwreck divers continue historical awareness efforts at Mandarin Museum


By Angela Higginbotham

Jacksonville native Dr. Keith Holland’s passion for history has always been prevalent, but his interest in underwater shipwrecks was piqued when his brother-in-law made trips to Florida to dive in the springs. In 1980, Holland began his research and began checking off shipwrecks that had been documented and found in the area — but one ship in particular, the Maple Leaf, sank off Mandarin Point more than a century ago and had never been found. Even retrieving official records with information on the vessel proved extremely difficult. With persistence, Holland eventually found the one-inch Maple Leaf file, and he began speaking with others to gain his own conclusion that the Maple Leaf did indeed still remain at the bottom of the St. Johns River.

Get to Know … Jeanine Rogozinski


By Angela Higginbotham

Jeanine Rogozinski has fond memories of growing up in Dallas, Texas with her parents and three siblings. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas. She and her husband, Dr. Chaim Rogozinski, enjoy calling Mandarin home and have been married for 36 years. They have four children and two small grandchildren. Rogozinski enjoyed many years as a stay at home mother, while volunteering her time where needed in the community and within The Bolles School.

“The Addams Family” entertains at Alhambra Theatre and Dining  


By Martie Thompson

They’re creepy and they’re kooky … and audiences will have a spooky good time with Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and the rest of the family at Alhambra Theatre & Dining’s production of “The Addams Family.” Featuring lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Eric Elice, all the characters you know and love from the 1960s television show and 1991 movie invite you to their ghoulish world for the evening.