Alhambra’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” sure to delight audiences of all ages

Alhambra’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” sure to delight audiences of all ages

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is a fantasmagorically fun family musical now being performed at Alhambra Theatre and Dining — and the star of the show is a car. More »

Giving Closet Project repurposes unclaimed lost & found items

Giving Closet Project repurposes unclaimed lost & found items

Student homelessness has doubled in the past 10 years and former teacher Jennifer Smith is helping many students feel more loved and comfortable in the classroom. More »

Mandarin Middle School Lady Hawks cap undefeated season

Mandarin Middle School Lady Hawks cap undefeated season

The Mandarin Middle School softball team recently made a run for a second city championship in three years. More »

Look to nature for beach renourishment?

Look to nature for beach renourishment?

Development, along with a change in the weather cycle, has prevented enough sand from naturally renourishing the beaches. More »

 

Mandarin NewsLine

Pantry Raiders | Grill up hot dogs with the works

By NewsLine Staff
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Backyard barbecues simply would not be the same without hot dogs. While many people may not eat hot dogs during much of the year, come summertime when the grills are fired up, hot dogs take center stage.

Gardening | Weeds or Wildflowers?

By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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It’s a truism that weeds are simply plants in the wrong place, and it comes to mind especially now as spring is shifting gears to summer. It’s a time of rapid green growth, and before we know it, our beds can be overrun with weeds.

Kayaking around Florida (and contributing to a good cause)

By Angela Higginbotham
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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

By Angela Higginbotham
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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”

By Jason Whitehead
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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.