Alhambra’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” sure to delight audiences of all ages

Alhambra’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” sure to delight audiences of all ages

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is a fantasmagorically fun family musical now being performed at Alhambra Theatre and Dining — and the star of the show is a car. More »

Giving Closet Project repurposes unclaimed lost & found items

Giving Closet Project repurposes unclaimed lost & found items

Student homelessness has doubled in the past 10 years and former teacher Jennifer Smith is helping many students feel more loved and comfortable in the classroom. More »

Mandarin Middle School Lady Hawks cap undefeated season

Mandarin Middle School Lady Hawks cap undefeated season

The Mandarin Middle School softball team recently made a run for a second city championship in three years. More »

Look to nature for beach renourishment?

Look to nature for beach renourishment?

Development, along with a change in the weather cycle, has prevented enough sand from naturally renourishing the beaches. More »

 

Ponte Vedra NewsLine

Travel | Aiken, S.C.: History, Horses and Music

By Debi Lander
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In the late 19th century, the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Carnegies, Pulitzers, Morgans, and Astors epitomized America’s “Gilded Age.” These Captains of Industry financed the industrial age and established many non-profit organizations. The millionaires frequently gathered to party in mansions they built in prime areas along the coast — sprinkling luxuriant estates in Newport, R.I., “camps” in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, grand railroad resort hotels up and down the East Coast, a secretive compound in Jekyll Island, Ga., and a winter colony in Aiken, S.C.

Pantry Raiders | Grill up hot dogs with the works

By NewsLine Staff
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Backyard barbecues simply would not be the same without hot dogs. While many people may not eat hot dogs during much of the year, come summertime when the grills are fired up, hot dogs take center stage.

This n That | Not a party animal and I’m ok with that. Are you?

By Mims Cushing
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I have a friend whose high school freshman son is the bane of his existence. Why? Because it looks like he is not going to grow up to become him.

“My fear,” he says, “is that he will be a hermit and not have a lot of friends.”

Golf and love are in the air in Alhambra’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway”

By Jason Whitehead
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The Alhambra Theatre and Dining’s production of “A Fox on the Fairway” on gala night left the audience rolling with laughter. The show is filled with fast-paced comedy and romantic hijinks — and takes the audience on a wild ride from beginning to end.

Get to Know … Ryan Dexter

By Ken Gillespie
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Where were you at 4 a.m. this morning? Most likely in the sack. Not so with Ryan Dexter. The alarm clock’s bell signals the start of his weekday schedule (6 a.m. on weekends). He scampers out of the bed, finds his running gear, then heads out the door to join three other guys as they do their ritual eight-mile run through Nocatee. The “RunNoc” group is often joined by Dexter’s faithful four footed Weimaraner, Brody. Dexter believes this early routine physically and mentally preps him for the day’s challenges.