SOUPer Bowl unites community to help those in need

SOUPer Bowl unites community to help those in need

Nease High School students are using the football theme at the Jan. 30 fundraiser from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., hosted at Nease, to raise money and awareness about student hunger in St. Johns County. More »

Italian American Club upholds culture and traditions

Italian American Club upholds culture and traditions

The Italian-American Club of today was officially founded in 1951, but its roots as a social club celebrating arts, family, tradition, music and food — everything Italian — actually go back to the early 1920s. More »

Creekside engineering students take unexpected trip to 1944 during building project

Creekside engineering students take unexpected trip to 1944 during building project

As part of an ongoing program in collaboration with St. Johns Housing Partnership, students visit the homes of elderly or recently disabled people to build accessibility ramps and help with other tasks. More »

Palm Valley Academy students celebrate the Grand People in their lives

Palm Valley Academy students celebrate the Grand People in their lives

Students in Diane Buckner’s third grade class at Palm Valley Academy recently put on a very special experience for a “Grand” group of people at Buckner’s annual “Grandperson Celebration.” More »

 

Southside NewsLine

Nutrition Check: Improving poor eating habits

By Kristen Hicks-Roof, Ph.D., RDN, LDN and Paige Chaffin
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Have you ever thought to yourself, “If I could just stop eating ____, I could lose a few pounds?” This is a thought that is quite common when trying to change poor eating habits.

Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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In just a few short weeks the kids will be home for summer break. From kindergarten to college, they will all be back in the house with little to entertain them other than some type of electronic device. There was a time when kids spent the majority of their free time outdoors participating in a number of activities, but it seems that nowadays for some kids, an outdoor activity is nothing more than a quick run to the car or bus. Other than organized sport activities, how do we get our kids outside enjoying the great outdoors around them?

Try your hand at homemade salsa for Cinco de Mayo

By NewsLine Staff
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Tortilla chips just aren’t the same without salsa, a spicy sauce that has many variations. Many people enjoy store-bought salsa, but home chefs and foodies might want to try their hands at homemade salsa, which can be just as delicious as a restaurant-quality variety. If you like your salsa to come with a little extra kick, consider the following recipe for “Fiery Corn Salsa” from Kelley Cleary Coffeen’s “200 Easy Mexican Recipes” (Robert Rose).

Q & A with Duval County School Board Member, District 7, Lori Hershey

Q: Yesterday (April 23), the Duval County School Board selected the semifinalists for the next superintendent. What can you tell us about this process?

A: According to our search firm, Hazard Young Attea & Associates, there were more than 70 candidates who expressed interest in this position. Once they were all filtered through the process, the School Board received the applications and considered 26 candidates. From there, we selected six semifinalists. Of this top six, I’m very confident that with their records and leadership, we will end up with a great superintendent for DCPS.

Q&A with Jacksonville City Council Member Tommy Hazouri, At Large District 3

Q: What is the latest (as of today, April 23) on the potential sale of JEA?

A: There is becoming a cloud of mistrust as far as this topic. From the beginning, we’ve never had a bill in front of the City Council. This has been my problem all along. Now the JEA director has resigned and they’ve just appointed an interim director during this period of “transparency”… or lack thereof. At this time, I think we should be looking at possibly restructuring JEA to meet the competition and provide low rates and additional sources of electricity for customers, but still maintaining ownership. I have had more constituents tell me they don’t support the sale than I have heard about any other controversial issue, including the HRO. We should be focusing on other issues such as sidewalks in Mandarin and The District.