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

Pantry Raiders | Enhance Mardi Gras celebrations with gumbo

By NewsLine Staff
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Mardi Gras is a period of revelry that takes place on the Tuesday prior to the start of the Christian season of Lent. Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday,” is celebrated in various regions of the world, but perhaps nowhere are celebrations as festive as in New Orleans, where the French-Creole culture mingles with the parades, brass bands, tossed beads, and all around good fun and great food.

Reimagined DONNA Marathon weekend returns Feb. 8 – 10

By NewsLine Staff
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This weekend, Feb. 8 – 11, join Donna Deegan and thousands of runners, walkers and spectators as they experience a reimagined DONNA Marathon Weekend with its start and finish in the heart of Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach. With Beaches Town Center now the epicenter of weekend events, locals and visitors have choices to shop, dine, relax and now race! Listed as Women’s Running Magazine’s “favorite charity race,” 26.2 with DONNA The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is the only marathon in the country dedicated to breast cancer research and care.

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch

By Janie C. Farina, LPGA
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Home, Home on the Range…

“O give me a home where the buffaloes roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day”

~Lyrics by Bill Staines

Field of Dreams looks toward ninth Opening Day

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

“Special things really do happen between the white lines.” So says George Vancore, lead umpire for the Field of Dreams Baseball League, a voluntary organization that provides a safe ADA certified facility where special needs children of all ages (kindergarten through 12th grade) can play baseball for free and be an active part of a thriving athletic association.  

Love Me True Rescue fulfills childhood dream, serves community

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Lifelong animal lover Lisa DiDonato‘s future was influenced greatly by what she saw when volunteering at an animal shelter in her home state of New Jersey. Cats were in cages and a dog that she was particularly attached to had to be euthanized. When the opportunity arose for her to run her own animal shelter, she knew she didn’t want to repeat either of these scenarios.