Local gymnast goes to Nationals

Local gymnast goes to Nationals

At her first time at nationals, St. Johns resident Jenna Mulligan placed fifth on floor exercise, eighth on balance beam and 13th on vault, for an overall ranking of 39th in the U.S. More »

Kayaking around Florida (and contributing to a good cause)

Kayaking around Florida (and contributing to a good cause)

Former U.S. Marine Esteban Blyar finished the journey of a lifetime when he pulled his kayak ashore in mid-May after a 61-day kayaking trip around the coast of Florida on the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. More »

New Steinway at Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

New Steinway at Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

The success of Play Academy of Arts (PLAY), a holistic approach to music at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, has resulted in a fourth piano to be added to the Center. More »

 

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Q & A with St. Johns County Property Appraiser Eddie Creamer

Q: Can you give us an update on the proposal to add to Florida’s homestead exemption?
A: This November, on the ballot will be an opportunity for all Floridians to vote for an additional $25,000 of homestead exemption. The primary personal exemption in Florida is the homestead exemption, which is currently a $50,000 reduction in assessed value that is granted to Florida resident property owners who live in their house as a primary residence as of Jan. 1 of each year and whole file by March 1.

Q & A with Florida State Representative Cyndi Stevenson, District 17

Q: What provisions were made in the budget for education this year?

A: The per pupil funding increased by an average of $101.50 for the state of Florida. In St. Johns County, we were fortunate to increase by $172.10, which gives our School Board a little more funding to work with. Of course, a significant amount of this funding is for school safety and mental health programs in the schools.

School Board member recognized for earning honorable distinction

By NewsLine Staff
mail@floridanewsline.com

St. Johns County School Board Member Kelly Barrera from District 4 was recognized for earning the Certified Board Member distinction by the Florida School Boards Association at the St. Johns County School Board meeting held on April 10, 2018.

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

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

The premise is simple … down on his luck Nomax is lonely and drunk and is visited by five men who jump out of an old timey radio to perform songs by R&B pioneer Louis Jordan in this revue at Alhambra Theatre and Dining entitled “Five Guys Named Moe.” Part conscience and part advisors, the five singers, all named Moe, appear to an increasingly accepting and collaborative Nomax (Jereme Raickett).

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