St. Johns County goes back to school

St. Johns County goes back to school

On Friday, Aug. 10, traffic once again came to a standstill throughout the county as students and teachers returned to the classroom to kick off the 2018 – 2019 school year. More »

Children’s International Summer Villages: Inspiring a more peaceful world

Children’s International Summer Villages: Inspiring a more peaceful world

Over the years, CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) has become a worldwide movement working toward peace and intercultural cooperation and understanding. More »

Mandarin Community Club celebrates 95th anniversary in style

Mandarin Community Club celebrates 95th anniversary in style

The historic community club building was the site of the club’s special anniversary celebration, which was themed a silent film night to reflect the time of the original founding. More »

Back in Time with Brett: Flynn House Part 1

Back in Time with Brett: Flynn House Part 1

A structure tucked away at the intersection of Flynn and Loretto roads gives us a peek back in time and from 1909 to 1958 it was known as Flynn’s General Store. More »

 

Ponte Vedra NewsLine

Q&A with St. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns (District 1)

Q: What is the latest news from the County Commission?

A: Right now, it is raining requests for money — everything from beach renourishment to the School Board to people requesting their drainage issues be fixed. We are in budget season and our Office of Management and Budget is saying we should not spend all of our cash reserves. For instance, we have only received one-third of the reimbursement amount we expect to receive from FEMA from the hurricanes. This reimbursement process is working, but it is working slowly … so we have a cash flow issue. So we are looking at the budget for next year and asking, where is the money going to come from?

Q & A with St. Johns County School Board Member, District 1, Beverly Slough

Q: Can you give us an update as of today (June 15) about what the St. Johns County School District is doing to comply with the school safety act?

A: We just had a joint meeting with the Board of County Commissioners where we presented our plan and asked for their help. Currently we have 15 Youth Resource Officers that the school district and the sheriff’s office jointly pay for. This leaves us a gap of 28 officers in order to have one on each school campus.

This ‘n That | Seen on a t-shirt: “I Am Silently Correcting Your Grammar”

By Mims Cushing
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Gentle readers, prepare to loathe this column. Be ready to stop reading it after the first paragraph. I sometimes receive what Martie Thompson, editor of this newspaper, calls “fan mail.” I won’t get any love notes for this one. That’s okay. It’s something I want to write about and it’s my column. Besides my kids and grands haven’t done anything heinous to write about lately.

Travel | The new U.S. Civil Rights Trail and Mississippi Museum

By Debi Lander
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On July 4, Americans celebrate our country’s independence. While the 13 colonies broke free in 1776, individual freedoms have come more slowly, with the struggle for Civil Rights continuing to this day.

Pantry Raiders | Serve steak alongside a backyard barbecue staple

By NewsLine Staff
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A night of al fresco dining next to a grill in the backyard can be a great way to spend an evening. Nearly any type of food can be grilled, and steaks tend to be especially good when cooked over an open flame. The following recipe for Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Mushroom-Shallot Butter from Laurie McNamara’s “Simple Scratch” (Avery) is sure to please, especially when coupled with McNamara’s recipe for Baked Beans, a must-have staple for any backyard barbecue.