The Florida Ballet celebrates 40th anniversary

The Florida Ballet celebrates 40th anniversary

Founded in 1978, the original purpose of The Florida Ballet was to bring dance and performances to the greater Jacksonville area, but teaching was soon implemented. More »

High school bands enjoy friendly rivalry

High school bands enjoy friendly rivalry

Although the schools are long-standing football foes, the rivalry between the two superior-rated bands takes on a different tune. More »

Landrum cheerleaders personify school and community spirit

Landrum cheerleaders personify school and community spirit

For the 25 girls who are members of the Landrum Middle School cheer team, a busy balance of cheering, fundraising, and community service requires time management skills. More »

Back in Time with Brett: Historic Plummer’s Cove Cemetery

Back in Time with Brett: Historic Plummer’s Cove Cemetery

In use by 1860, this cemetery was the early burial grounds for many of Mandarin’s pioneer families including the Bowdens, Hartleys, Bradys, Flynns, and Wantons. 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.