Hugs Across the County assists students living in poverty

Hugs Across the County assists students living in poverty

Hugs Across the County aims to work with school counselors to identify and provide for the basic unmet needs of students — all over St. Johns County. More »

Oldest dance studio glides through time in Switzerland and beyond

Oldest dance studio glides through time in Switzerland and beyond

After enrolling 10 – 15 students by word of mouth, \"Miss Janice\" opened Switzerland Dance School in the back room of the Switzerland Volunteer Fire Department in 1975. More »

Music therapy organization for special needs children expands to Mandarin

Music therapy organization for special needs children expands to Mandarin

By forming Connecting Thru Music, Karen Demuth said her goal is to bring music therapy to as many of the 60 schools Duval County that have dedicated classrooms for children with special needs as possible. More »

Back in Time with Brett: The Losco Winery

Back in Time with Brett: The Losco Winery

The Losco brand attracted customers from all over to come get a taste of the “Pure Scuppernong Grape Wine,” aged finely in wood More »

 

Ponte Vedra NewsLine

St. Johns County Parks and Rec announces annual Easter festivities

By NewsLine Staff
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St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is hosting free Easter Egg Hunts at multiple locations on Thursday, April 18 and Saturday, April 20. Photos with the Easter Bunny begin at 10:30 a.m. and the egg hunts begin at 11 a.m. Children ages 8 and younger are invited to participate in the following Easter Egg Hunts:

Community invited to Library Visioning Sessions

By NewsLine Staff
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What direction do you see your community and your library following over the next 10 years? The St. Johns County Public Library System needs to hear from you and hopes you can join them as they create a new strategic plan for the future of the library.

Hugs Across the County assists students living in poverty — all over St. Johns County

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

About six years ago, a small group of women primarily from Ponte Vedra and NW St. Johns County began volunteering in classrooms in Title 1 elementary schools, Webster and Crookshank. The women’s own children were now of middle school or high school age and the women found that they missed volunteering in elementary school classrooms.

Get To Know … Shirli Billings

By Ken Gillespie
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Shirli Billings’ career spans more than 40 years, with achievement starting early in life. She was chosen as “Girl Mayor” of Cincinnati in 1954. After college she spent several years teaching in the classroom. Moving into administration, she took an assignment as junior high principal in Lansing, Mich. It was there she first met young student Erwin Johnson, later known as Magic Johnson. A signed basketball is one of her treasures. While in Lansing, she worked toward and earned a PhD Degree from Ohio State University. Billings would eventually progress through several superintendent positions in public systems across several states. As an African American woman holding leadership roles in mainly white school systems during the ‘70s and ‘80s, she was a trailblazer during times of societal change.

Travel | Explore Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

By Debi Lander
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, sounded like one of those classic resort towns that a travel writer, like me, ought to know. So, I hopped a flight and began to explore. I came home with plenty of reasons to encourage others to visit, and I’m seriously considering a personal return next summer. It’s my kind of place.