3rd annual Comic Con will be out of this world

3rd annual Comic Con will be out of this world

The highly anticipated third annual Comic Con will be held at the Bartram Trail Library Branch on June 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. More »

Mandarin Oaks bids farewell to retiring leader

Mandarin Oaks bids farewell to retiring leader

While students race out of Mandarin Oaks for the beginning of summer break, the school will be extending a bittersweet farewell this year as Principal Patricia Carson retires. More »

Turtle Terrace opens at PVPV Rawlings

Turtle Terrace opens at PVPV Rawlings

PVPV Rawlings Elementary School officially opened the Kathleen Furness Turtle Terrace, complete with picnic tables and a colorful mosaic of clay sea turtles crafted by the students. More »

Leaving a legacy: Atlantic Coast High School principal retires

Leaving a legacy: Atlantic Coast High School principal retires

Looking back at the school she helped establish, long time educator and principal of Atlantic Coast High School, Debra Lynch, will pass on her legacy to a new principal in June. More »

 

Ponte Vedra NewsLine

St. Johns County offers free “Reach the Beach” shuttle service

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By NewsLine Staff
mail@floridanewsline.com

St. Johns County is offering a free shuttle service to Mickler’s Beachfront Park and the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following weekends this summer:

Get to Know … Diane Machaby

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Florida native Diane Machaby grew up in Daytona Beach. She moved to the Jacksonville area in 1988 and in 2008, she made Nocatee her home. Machaby proudly spent her time as a stay at home mom before serving more than 20 years in the nonprofit field. Passionate about serving others and making the community better, Diane worked with the Keep Jax Beautiful Commission and Habitat for Humanity (Habijax). Later, she transferred to Habitat for Humanity in St. Augustine, where she served as executive director for more than a decade. In 2014, Machaby started work with Home Again St. Johns to help the homeless, primarily in St. Johns County.

Jacksonville Rocks capturing the imagination of many

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Keep your eyes peeled: there is a new group in town that is hiding creatively painted rocks to spread joy and brighten your day. The community-building group known as Jacksonville Rocks is modeled after other groups in the state and in the nation that aim to inspire creativity and encourage people to explore the local area.

Turtle Terrace opens at PVPV Rawlings

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

On a beautiful afternoon in mid-May, PVPV Rawlings Elementary School hosted a reception to officially open the Kathleen Furness Turtle Terrace on the school’s campus. The project, originally envisioned by Furness, the well-loved PVPV Rawlings principal who retired last year, is located adjacent to the cafeteria in a space that was previously unused. New principal Catherine Van Housen oversaw the completion of the project and had the idea to dedicate the space to Furness.

This n That | Do you need a lid for your pot?

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By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

Worry. Years ago, when I lived up north, a minister announced in a church service that he was worried about the single people in the audience. He didn’t mean he was concerned about them having an accident in their home. He meant he was sad people were sitting there without a spouse. I was stunned.