Nease students plan Veterans Day race to benefit K9s for Warriors

Nease students plan Veterans Day race to benefit K9s for Warriors

The Fun Run and 5K for K9s will take place on Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — and raise money and awareness for K9s for Warriors. More »

Ocean of Sound begins 2019 marching season with strong performances

Ocean of Sound begins 2019 marching season with strong performances

After leading the Ocean of Sound to a historic fifth place finish at the FMBC state championship in 2018, band director Jermaine Reynolds created a complex and exciting show for 2019: Odyssey. More »

Miracle on 34th Street is first production of Act II Players

Miracle on 34th Street is first production of Act II Players

The Fine Arts Conservatory will stage its first production, “Miracle on 34th Street,” over the weekend of Nov. 22 at Mandarin United Methodist Church. More »

Creekside High swimmers help others find the perfect match

Creekside High swimmers help others find the perfect match

To date, Be The Match has facilitated more than 92,000 blood stem cell transplants, giving many patients hope for a future. More »

 

Ponte Vedra NewsLine

Nease students plan Veterans Day race to benefit K9s for Warriors

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
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Students at Nease High School are launching a fundraiser for wounded warriors that will have a direct impact right here on the First Coast. The Fun Run and 5K for K9s will take place on Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — and raise money and awareness for K9s for Warriors, a local non-profit organization that has grown into the largest provider in the country of service dogs for disabled American veterans. According to one of the student sponsors, Anna Hampton, the race will be run in and around the grounds of Nease High School and will include booths set up from sponsors and K9s for Warriors. 

Ocean of Sound begins 2019 marching season with strong performances

By NewsLine Staff
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On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Ocean of Sound began its own odyssey when it traveled to Leesburg, Fla. for the Central Florida Marching Arts Invitational and performed its 2019 show, “Odyssey,” for the first time in competition.

Get to Know … Sam Peluso

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser
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Born and raised on the Jersey shore just a mile from the ocean, Sam Peluso has embraced life in Ponte Vedra Beach. With a life that includes service in the Navy, a 44-year career in finance, writing his first book, and working on a golf course, Peluso seems to have done it all. He has been married for 51 years to a middle school teacher and has four children. With his life in the military and his job in finance, he lived all over the country before settling in the Jacksonville area, and coming to call Ponte Vedra Beach his permanent home.

Pantry Raiders | A chicken dish to please the whole family

By NewsLine Staff
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Chicken is a versatile food that can be prepared and cooked in various ways and is capable of being combined with a host of tasty ingredients. In fact, cooking and serving chicken with certain foods can pack a flavorful punch, turning an otherwise bland chicken breast into a dish families won’t soon forget. Such is the case with “Roasted Red Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Topped Chicken” from Laurie McNamara’s “Simply Scratch: 120 Whole Homemade Recipes Made Easy” (Avery).

Travel | Autumn and apples in Hendersonville, NC

By Debi Lander
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Hendersonville, NC, may be overshadowed by its neighbor Asheville, but when it comes to apples, the smaller mountain city shines. Hendersonville ranks as the seventh largest producer of apples in America. Since I adore apples, I accepted an invitation to participate in an agritourism tour.