Team Hayden works to support and educate the community

Team Hayden works to support and educate the community

The Team Hayden organization was created not only to show the amazing joys and triumphs of Hayden, but valuable effort is put into educating and advocating for other special needs kids. More »

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

Featuring its 2017 show, “Jack,” the Ocean of Sound has won the Grand Champion title two different FMBC Regional Band Competitions held this marching season. More »

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

This year’s event will take place on Dec. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. on Julington Creek. More »

Jacksonville’s IKEA opens

Jacksonville’s IKEA opens

Many in the Southside area have followed the construction from the first shovel to the finished construction and the official opening ceremony — which was completed with the Swedish good luck tradition of sawing the log. More »

 

Ponte Vedra NewsLine

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

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By Marianne McNee
mail@floridanewsline.com

The Ponte Vedra High School Marching Band has won the Grand Champion title two different FMBC Regional Band Competitions held this marching season. This marks the first time in school history that the band has earned these honors.

Get to Know … Karen Rothen

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By Martie Thompson
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Nocatee resident Karen Rothen happened upon the interior design business while working another job in New York City that she didn’t love. Rothen and her husband, Ed Rothen, were both originally from Connecticut, but his job took them to NYC when they were in their 20s. She found a job in Manhattan for a marketing research firm, but it didn’t take long to realize that wasn’t for her. The entry level position she found at the commercial design office instead would set the tone for her career.

Gardening | Planting for beneficial insects

Gardening

By Lesley Arrandale
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With the mild — actually exceptionally warm! — temperatures we’ve been experiencing, we can continue planting some hardy perennials and bulbs in December, as well as shrubs and trees. Bear in mind, though, that we are now in a dry season, and be prepared to water newly installed plants to get them well established.

Capt. David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By Captain David Lifka
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Once again it’s the time of year to find the perfect gift for the fishing people in your life this holiday season. When shopping there is always that little bit of uncertainty as to whether the gifts you buy are actually something they need or will even use. Your goal is to find the perfect gift, but your confidence to do so just isn’t quite there. Here are a few ideas that will hopefully make this year’s shopping a little easier:

This ‘n That | Texting sure can be a production

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By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

If you’re ever feeling blue because you miss your far-away family, here’s something that can act as a pick-me-up. Choose a special word, add it to your email address list, and write down all the family members you want to text at the same time. So when you see that special word on your cell phone, it means something’s going on that everybody wants to know about, or perhaps they have a question for you. Last Saturday. I had a question for them.