The Florida Ballet celebrates 40th anniversary

The Florida Ballet celebrates 40th anniversary

Founded in 1978, the original purpose of The Florida Ballet was to bring dance and performances to the greater Jacksonville area, but teaching was soon implemented. More »

High school bands enjoy friendly rivalry

High school bands enjoy friendly rivalry

Although the schools are long-standing football foes, the rivalry between the two superior-rated bands takes on a different tune. More »

Landrum cheerleaders personify school and community spirit

Landrum cheerleaders personify school and community spirit

For the 25 girls who are members of the Landrum Middle School cheer team, a busy balance of cheering, fundraising, and community service requires time management skills. More »

Back in Time with Brett: Historic Plummer’s Cove Cemetery

Back in Time with Brett: Historic Plummer’s Cove Cemetery

In use by 1860, this cemetery was the early burial grounds for many of Mandarin’s pioneer families including the Bowdens, Hartleys, Bradys, Flynns, and Wantons. More »

 

Ponte Vedra NewsLine

Landrum cheerleaders personify school and community spirit

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Middle school is traditionally a time of trying new things, while keeping up with increasingly challenging academics. For the 25 girls who are members of the Landrum Middle School cheer team, a busy balance of cheering, fundraising, and community service requires time management skills while providing the opportunity for fun and fulfillment.

Get to Know … Wayne Chattaway

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Wayne Chattaway grew up enjoying the sand and surf of Jacksonville Beach as an avid surfer and lifeguard. A graduate of Fletcher High School and Florida State University, Chattaway studied computer science and marketing. He has spent his career with tech companies throughout the Jacksonville area and currently serves as CEO of The Anti in Ponte Vedra Beach. Chattaway has given his time to the Rotary Club and volunteering with the Kate Amato foundation. He and his wife, Sue, are also franchise owners of the Bach to Rock music school in Jacksonville Beach. They have four children, students at Ponte Vedra High and Landrum Middle. The Chattaway family enjoys spending lots of family time outdoors.

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch | Doing the Math

By Janie C. Farina, LPGA
mail@floridanewsline.com

“Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.”

~ George Santayana, philosopher and essayist

Is your golf game giving a return on your investment for the time and money you are putting into your practice/playing sessions? Or are you becoming a fanatic who has forgotten his aim by doing the same things that keep your game in “golf bankruptcy?” So many golfers are penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to equipment, instruction, and a proper practice plan for a better golf payoff.

This ‘n That | It’s a grand-cup-of-coffee-and-glorious-pancake day

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

This is a very complicated country. Some wacko things happen, and I’m not just talking Washington D.C. I never talk about D.C. if I can help it. D.C. would probably pay me not to talk about D.C. Let me give you an example of how cuckoo our country is, though I love her to smithereens and wave The Grand Old Flag 24/7 outside my house.

Travel | A visit to the Wild Turkey Museum

By Debi Lander
mail@floridanewsline.com

Turkeys dominate holiday images, advertisements and dinner tables in November. We tend to forget that this symbol of Americana has an elusive cousin — the Wild Turkey. Ben Franklin preferred the turkey as the nation’s symbol over the eagle, considering the latter “of bad moral character.” He considered the turkey “a much more respectable bird” and an American original.