Back in Time with Brett: John Henry Jacks House, Part 2

By Brett Nolan When John Henry Jacks had William Monson built his Mandarin home in 1887, the area was a rural farming community of about 1200 people known for its citrus industry and vegetable production. The...

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Update: A newly acquired boat and safety

  By Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8 At a recent Vessel Examination event at Mandarin Park ramp, the occasion of speaking with new boat owners raised a question. They were under the impression they must take...

Q & A with Duval County School Board Member, District 7, Lori Hershey

Q: What insight can you offer about the choice of Dr. Diana Greene as the new superintendent to lead Duval County Public Schools? A: Here’s the exciting thing about Dr. Greene: throughout the focus groups...

Q & A with Jacksonville City Council Member Matt Schellenberg (District 6)

Q: Can you give us a recycling update for the city of Jacksonville? A: When I had my last Town Hall meeting on June 3, we discussed this. Most people in the room said they...

Fifth annual citrus drive helps thousands in need

By Angela Higginbotham Feeding Northeast Florida and Society of St. Andrew held a successful fifth annual citrus drive on Saturday, Feb. 11. More than 400 volunteers at six locations in the Jacksonville area, including one...
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