Golf and love are in the air in Alhambra’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway”

Golf and love are in the air in Alhambra’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway”

The Alhambra Theatre and Dining’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway” on gala night left the audience rolling with laughter. More »

Local gymnast goes to Nationals

Local gymnast goes to Nationals

At her first time at nationals, St. Johns resident Jenna Mulligan placed fifth on floor exercise, eighth on balance beam and 13th on vault, for an overall ranking of 39th in the U.S. More »

Kayaking around Florida (and contributing to a good cause)

Kayaking around Florida (and contributing to a good cause)

Former U.S. Marine Esteban Blyar finished the journey of a lifetime when he pulled his kayak ashore in mid-May after a 61-day kayaking trip around the coast of Florida on the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. More »

New Steinway at Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

New Steinway at Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

The success of Play Academy of Arts (PLAY), a holistic approach to music at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, has resulted in a fourth piano to be added to the Center. More »

 

Mandarin NewsLine

Kayaking around Florida (and contributing to a good cause)

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Former United States Marine Esteban Blyar finished the journey of a lifetime when he pulled his kayak ashore in mid-May after completing a 61-day kayaking trip around the coast of Florida on what is called the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. The trail is a total of 1,515 miles long.

Get to Know … Josh Rogers

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Growing up in Pensacola, Josh Rogers would often make his way to the Jacksonville area in search of better surfing conditions. When his high school sweetheart, Sarah, decided on nursing school at the University of North Florida, he followed her east and earned his degree in business management from UNF. The two have been married for 12 years and live in the Bartram area of Mandarin. They have four sons, often referred to as the “Wolfpack,” ranging in age from two to nine years and a foster daughter whom they adore.

Golf and love are in the air in Alhambra’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway”

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By Jason Whitehead
mail@floridanewsline.com

The Alhambra Theatre and Dining’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway” on gala night left the audience rolling with laughter. The show is filled with fast-paced comedy and romantic hijinks — and takes the audience on a wild ride from beginning to end.

Back in Time with Brett: The Read House

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By Brett Nolan
mail@floridanewsline.com

The area of Mandarin, since the opening of its first post office in 1765, had several name changes. Originally under British rule, “St. Anthony” was what the area was called. When Spain took possession of Florida again in 1783, the name was changed to San Antonio and once again the name changed after Florida became a U.S. Territory — to Monroe — after our fifth president.

Back in Time with Brett: The Coleman House

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By Brett Nolan
mail@floridanewsline.com

The community of Mandarin boasts many historical contributions to the City of Jacksonville. The area provides a unique look of rural 19th century Florida; however, over recent decades, Mandarin’s rich history has become somewhat hidden. The goal of this new column is to reflect on this history through stories of various sites that are still standing around the community today.