Art Fest history intrigues as 50th approaches

Art Fest history intrigues as 50th approaches

The Mandarin Art Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary this Easter weekend, March 31 – April 1. More »

Connect for a cure at Relay for Life of North St. Johns

Connect for a cure at Relay for Life of North St. Johns

Relay for Life of North St. Johns County will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m., at Bartram Trail High School. More »

Three historically significant buildings celebrated

Three historically significant buildings celebrated

Along State Road 13, the Bennett House, the Hartley Store and Beluthahatchee all reflect the vibrant history of the NW St. Johns County area — and all were recognized simultaneously at a community celebration held on Feb. 24. More »

Mandarin Senior Center a “home away from home” for seniors

Mandarin Senior Center a “home away from home” for seniors

The Mandarin Senior Center, located on Hartley Road, is looking forward to a much needed expansion. More »

A visit to 9A Baymeadows Regional Park

A visit to 9A Baymeadows Regional Park

The 9A Baymeadows Regional Park may soon get a new name: Fort Family Regional Park at Baymeadows. More »

Get ready to be entertained with “Five Guys Named Moe”

Get ready to be entertained with “Five Guys Named Moe”

Five guys named Moe perform songs by R&B pioneer Louis Jordan at this revue at Alhambra Theatre and Dining. More »

 

Ponte Vedra NewsLine

Travel | Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville

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By Debi Lander
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Recently, two of my grandchildren visited and we headed to the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. The museum includes an awe-inspiring Butterfly Rainforest filled with numerous species of free-flying butterflies. A serpentine trail through the aviary passes cascading waterfalls and small bridges over pools with fish and turtles.

Capt. David’s Fishing Report

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By Captain David Lifka
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Spring has sprung and so has the fishing. Ideally, by this time of the year you should have the dust off the gear or be shopping many of the great spring time tackle sales that are now taking place.

Pantry Raiders | Fire up the grill for fresh veggies

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By NewsLine Staff
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Vegetables are more versatile than many people may know. Steaming or sautéing vegetables might be among the most popular ways to cook veggies, but grillmasters know that it’s not just main dishes that taste great when cooked over an open flame. As the following recipe for “Charred Green Beans with Lemon Verbena Pesto” from Karen Adler and Judith Fertig’s “The Gardener & The Grill” (Running Press) can attest, grilled vegetables make for simple yet satisfying side dishes.

Golf Tips From T Shot Ranch | Can golf make you happy?

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By Janie C. Farina
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(The way you make me feel)
You really turn me on
(You really turn me on)
You knock me off of my feet
(You knock me off of my feet)
My lonely days are gone
(My lonely days are gone)

“The Way You Make Me Feel” Lyrics and Song by Michael Jackson

Nutrition Check: Heart healthy eating tips

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By Kristen Hicks-Roof Ph.D., RDN, LDN and Paige Chaffin
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Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States? (AHA, 2018) Have you ever heard the phrase “You are what you eat?” Well is it true! Making SMART dietary and lifestyle choices can be the best defenses against heart disease. Below are some simple dietary tips that provide important health benefits.