Northwest set to gain fire station in new year

Northwest set to gain fire station in new year

St. Johns County plans to open its newest fire station — Station 19 on Veterans Parkway near the corner of Race Track Road. More »

A trip to France with three Mandarin connections

A trip to France with three Mandarin connections

The Arpens\\\\\\\' recent trip to France included three stops that were strongly connected to Mandarin\\\\\\\'s history. More »

Horseplay provides hippotherapy for kids

Horseplay provides hippotherapy for kids

Hippotherapy uses a horse’s movements as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment. More »

Get to Know … Donald Bowden

Get to Know … Donald Bowden

Donald Bowden, sometimes better known as Mandarin’s Frog Man, is the originator of the concrete frogs that are all over Mandarin — and in many other states and countries now as well. More »

 

Ponte Vedra NewsLine

Horseplay provides hippotherapy for kids

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Vicky Carregal had worked as a physical therapist specializing in pediatrics for more than 10 years when she was exposed to hippotherapy, which uses a horse’s movements as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment. She said she started using this newfound knowledge with three or four children that were already patients of hers and found they started seeing expedited progress: the children became stronger and more mobile.

Get to Know … Chris Schiavo

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Making the move with his family to Nocatee from Los Angeles was not the first time that Chris Schiavo followed his heart. He was born and raised in Atlantic City, N.J. before the casinos came to town. He lived with his parents above the family’s grocery store. Eventually he moved away to Philadelphia to go to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a degree in communications. He held various jobs in media, including working for a small market television station, before following his heart and moving to Los Angeles to try his hand in the entertainment industry. He lived there for nearly 30 years.

St. Johns County heads back for school with record number of students

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

The minivans, bikers, and walkers are back, in addition to a sea of yellow buses. School started on Monday, Aug. 12 in St. Johns County and according to School Board representative for District 4 Kelly Barrera, everything went according to plan.

Get To Know … Cabrina Cameron

By Ken Gillespie
mail@floridanewsline.com

How many people do you know who have experienced three near death experiences? Ponte Vedra resident Cabrina Cameron has thrice eluded the Grim Reaper’s call. Once as a teen driver crashing in a rollover when her vehicle’s rear axle gave way. Responders couldn’t believe she walked away unscathed from her totally flattened VW. Another incident when her heart unexpectedly stopped beating on the operating table while undergoing surgery for cancer in her 30s. And yet a third time when her heart ceased pumping while going through another surgery.

Travel | Cooperstown, NY and the Boys of Summer

By Debi Lander
mail@floridanewsline.com

In 1974, Chevy reduced the essence of America to a famous jingle: “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.” Too simple for sure, and more than a bit self-serving, but it hit a home run with many. Nearly five decades later, an idyllic place in upstate New York still hits ‘em outta the park. Cooperstown draws folks with three centuries of American history and baseball.