Pink Ribbon Golf Classic set to tee off against breast cancer

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic set to tee off against breast cancer

On Oct. 12, women golfers from Ponte Vedra and the surrounding communities will make their way to the tee box for the 11th annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic. More »

Scenic Highway group plans Switzerland Community Center restoration

Scenic Highway group plans Switzerland Community Center restoration

The William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Group has had rebuilding or replacing the Switzerland Community Center as part of its plan since 2012; the group decided in 2016 that it was time to take on this project. More »

Mandarin High School opens student managed VyStar branch

Mandarin High School opens student managed VyStar branch

The highly anticipated ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony of VyStar Credit Union’s newest branch was held on Sept. 26 at Mandarin High School. More »

The Carnation Ceremony: A personal story in every flower

The Carnation Ceremony: A personal story in every flower

Pink carnations and the tossing ceremony are rooted in dragon boat culture; on Sept. 23, Jacksonville’s Dragon Boat Festival held its races and carnation ceremony. More »

 

Ponte Vedra NewsLine

Annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic set to tee off against breast cancer

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

On Oct. 12, women golfers from Ponte Vedra and the surrounding communities will make their way to the tee box at the beautiful Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. The 11th annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic has become a much anticipated event led by volunteers, many of whom are breast cancer survivors. The Pink Ribbon Golf Classic supports both Baptist Medical Center – Beaches and Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville by providing direct financial support for breast cancer research and related services.

Get to Know … Jermaine Reynolds

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Jermaine Reynolds is the director of bands at Ponte Vedra High School, but that might not be the case if not for a last minute schedule change by his middle school principal. Reynolds, who was born and raised in Alachua, Fla., was a member of his middle school chorus for two years when the principal ended the program. He wanted to stay with his music teacher, Amy Beres, so he decided to give band a try. What followed was an auspicious music career at Santa Fe High School, where he played baritone and was the head drum major as well as band captain his senior year.

Travel: Edison and Ford Winter Estates worth a drive

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By Debi Lander
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I’ve lived in Florida since 1997, but a certain light bulb never went off in my head until recently. I’m a travel writer, yet I never visited one of Florida’s most noteworthy historical landmarks: the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers.

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch | Golf in the Fast Lane

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By Janie C. Farina
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“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”  ~ Einstein

Does life can feel like we are racing in the Daytona 500, where time feels like everything is happening all at once — job, family, friends, and golf — while staying on the track going the speed of light?

Gardening | Wild weather

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By Lesley Arrandale
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Like many Floridians, I left Jacksonville with my family to escape hurricane Irma. I began writing sitting in our friends’ sunny dining room in Atlanta, while Irma was moving along the coast of Cuba. It had already destroyed many of the Caribbean islands that were in its path, and millions of Floridians were awaiting their fates.