SOUPer Bowl unites community to help those in need

SOUPer Bowl unites community to help those in need

Nease High School students are using the football theme at the Jan. 30 fundraiser from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., hosted at Nease, to raise money and awareness about student hunger in St. Johns County. More »

Italian American Club upholds culture and traditions

Italian American Club upholds culture and traditions

The Italian-American Club of today was officially founded in 1951, but its roots as a social club celebrating arts, family, tradition, music and food — everything Italian — actually go back to the early 1920s. More »

Creekside engineering students take unexpected trip to 1944 during building project

Creekside engineering students take unexpected trip to 1944 during building project

As part of an ongoing program in collaboration with St. Johns Housing Partnership, students visit the homes of elderly or recently disabled people to build accessibility ramps and help with other tasks. More »

Palm Valley Academy students celebrate the Grand People in their lives

Palm Valley Academy students celebrate the Grand People in their lives

Students in Diane Buckner’s third grade class at Palm Valley Academy recently put on a very special experience for a “Grand” group of people at Buckner’s annual “Grandperson Celebration.” More »

 

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Travel | Exploring Graceland and the Ghosts of Elvis

By Debi Lander
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Elvis Presley shook the music industry in the 1950s. He rattled and rolled his way to the top, becoming the King of Rock’ n’ Roll. I, however, was battling traffic on a drive toward Memphis. I kept hearing the lyrics of Paul Simon’s Graceland playing in my head, “I’m going to Graceland, Graceland  — in Memphis, Tennessee, I’m going to Graceland.

Pantry Raiders | Cozy up to a slow-cooked meal

By NewsLine Staff
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Slow cookers are a handy tool for any home chef, particularly those who juggle busy daily schedules. With slow cookers, meals can be prepared in advance and then left to simmer for hours while they develop deep flavors as meats become tender and succulent.

SOUPer Bowl unites community to help those in need

By Tiffany Merlo Phelps
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It is SOUPer Bowl time! Okay not Super Bowl, but Nease High School students are using the football theme at the Jan. 30 fundraiser from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., hosted at Nease, to raise money and awareness about student hunger in St. Johns County. The goal is to feed eligible students across the county, providing food during the weekends and school breaks when some students would otherwise go hungry. This is the event’s fifth year.

Palm Valley Academy students celebrate the Grand People in their lives

By Sara Bolden
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On Nov. 22, students in Diane Buckner’s third grade class at Palm Valley Academy put on a very special experience for a “Grand” group of people at Buckner’s annual “Grandperson Celebration.” The celebration, now in its 13th year, is aimed at honoring special people in the children’s lives — from grandparents, to extended family, to neighbors, to parents.

Get to Know … Ryan and Sara Badeau 

By Tiffany Merlo Phelps
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Nocatee wellness coaches Ryan and Sara Badeau were living in Ohio a year ago, working their home-based business, when they realized that they really wanted to live near the beach and had nothing holding them back. They no longer wanted to be stuck in the house five months out of the year, so they took a trip with their three girls to North Florida in search of a house with the help of a realtor. After looking around in St. Augustine and other areas, they had given up and decided to just call the trip a vacation and stopped officially searching. Then Ryan, now a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams, pulled out his phone as they sat at the St. Johns Town Center. That’s when he spotted a development called Nocatee. They took a drive and found Addison Park at Nocatee Town Center and fell in love with the houses and knew they had found home. Sara saw families on golf carts going by, so they decided to see where everyone was headed, ending up at the Nocatee Splash Waterpark where they discovered that it was “Prospect Day.” They were given a pass to enjoy the day at the park where they met two families from Ohio. Those families showed them all around and remain close friends today. Three months later and before the Ohio winter could hit, they moved to Addison Park — into the exact home they had first admired.