Art Fest history intrigues as 50th approaches

Art Fest history intrigues as 50th approaches

The Mandarin Art Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary this Easter weekend, March 31 – April 1. More »

Connect for a cure at Relay for Life of North St. Johns

Connect for a cure at Relay for Life of North St. Johns

Relay for Life of North St. Johns County will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m., at Bartram Trail High School. More »

Three historically significant buildings celebrated

Three historically significant buildings celebrated

Along State Road 13, the Bennett House, the Hartley Store and Beluthahatchee all reflect the vibrant history of the NW St. Johns County area — and all were recognized simultaneously at a community celebration held on Feb. 24. More »

Mandarin Senior Center a “home away from home” for seniors

Mandarin Senior Center a “home away from home” for seniors

The Mandarin Senior Center, located on Hartley Road, is looking forward to a much needed expansion. More »

A visit to 9A Baymeadows Regional Park

A visit to 9A Baymeadows Regional Park

The 9A Baymeadows Regional Park may soon get a new name: Fort Family Regional Park at Baymeadows. More »

Get ready to be entertained with “Five Guys Named Moe”

Get ready to be entertained with “Five Guys Named Moe”

Five guys named Moe perform songs by R&B pioneer Louis Jordan at this revue at Alhambra Theatre and Dining. More »

 

Mandarin NewsLine

Nutrition Check: Heart healthy eating tips

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By Kristen Hicks-Roof Ph.D., RDN, LDN and Paige Chaffin
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Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States? (AHA, 2018) Have you ever heard the phrase “You are what you eat?” Well is it true! Making SMART dietary and lifestyle choices can be the best defenses against heart disease. Below are some simple dietary tips that provide important health benefits.

Gardening | Spring is in the air

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By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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As January came to a close, the weather was fairly seasonal, but we had two really cold spells. With luck and some protection many of your plants will have survived — even if their tops are looking bedraggled — so don’t give up on them and don’t prune them before they begin to flush out in spring. Clean up dead foliage of bulbs and gingers if you like, but leave any material that comes from below ground or from the neck of bulbs; we need to prevent water getting down into those bulbs and rhizomes, which would promote rot.

Capt. David’s Fishing Report

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By Captain David Lifka
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We are finally into March and the fear of any more winter weather is beginning to fade. In recent years we have been a little spoiled with mild winters with little rain. These patterns have helped contribute to the longer and more bountiful fishing seasons that we have recently experienced; however, due to this year’s colder and wetter winter weather, we can probably expect a more traditional fishing season similar to seasons past.

Travel | A visit to the 9/11 Memorials and Museum

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By Debi Lander
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Visiting the September 11 Museum in New York City is worth the mental and emotional preparation required to relive the horrific events of that day. The visit offers compelling stories of the nearly 3,000 who died and those whose heroism saved others.

Pantry Raiders | Potato bread for Paddy’s Day

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By NewsLine Staff
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St. Patrick’s Day might be more widely associated with pints of Guinness than Irish cuisine, but that does not mean revelers cannot indulge in some tasty food this March 17. Those with a day of celebration ahead may want to start their day off with this recipe for Irish Potato Bread from Linda Collister’s “Quick Breads” (Ryland, Peters & Small). The bread can be served alongside a pile of bacon and just-cooked eggs to make for a delicious, hearty breakfast.