3rd annual Comic Con will be out of this world

3rd annual Comic Con will be out of this world

The highly anticipated third annual Comic Con will be held at the Bartram Trail Library Branch on June 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. More »

Mandarin Oaks bids farewell to retiring leader

Mandarin Oaks bids farewell to retiring leader

While students race out of Mandarin Oaks for the beginning of summer break, the school will be extending a bittersweet farewell this year as Principal Patricia Carson retires. More »

Turtle Terrace opens at PVPV Rawlings

Turtle Terrace opens at PVPV Rawlings

PVPV Rawlings Elementary School officially opened the Kathleen Furness Turtle Terrace, complete with picnic tables and a colorful mosaic of clay sea turtles crafted by the students. More »

Leaving a legacy: Atlantic Coast High School principal retires

Leaving a legacy: Atlantic Coast High School principal retires

Looking back at the school she helped establish, long time educator and principal of Atlantic Coast High School, Debra Lynch, will pass on her legacy to a new principal in June. More »

 

Southside NewsLine

Get to Know … Roy Blanco

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Roy Blanco is a simple guy who values family most of all. A graduate of Jacksonville University with a degree in business, Blanco spent his early career in the corporate world working for UPS and in the insurance field, before joining his in-laws in the family business: pizza. Today, he says he loves his work in the pizza business. Renna’s Pizza has four locations around Jacksonville, including the Southside, and is a popular favorite among many. Blanco’s wife, Franchesca, is a kindergarten teacher. They have three children, aged 13, nine and five years old.

Leaving a legacy: Atlantic Coast High School principal retires

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Looking back at the school she helped establish and ahead to retirement, long time educator and principal of Atlantic Coast High School, Debra Lynch, will pass on her legacy and traditions to a new principal in June. Lynch will retire after more than 35 years in education. With an extensive resume of professional experience and development, Lynch has a clear passion for education and for all the students and faculty she’s been surrounded by for so many years.

Jacksonville Rocks capturing the imagination of many

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Keep your eyes peeled: there is a new group in town that is hiding creatively painted rocks to spread joy and brighten your day. The community-building group known as Jacksonville Rocks is modeled after other groups in the state and in the nation that aim to inspire creativity and encourage people to explore the local area.

Travel: The creative arts in Oxford, Mississippi

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By Debi Lander
mail@floridanewsline.com

Oxford, Mississippi may sound familiar to football fans as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, including greats Archie and Eli Manning. Literary fans recognize it as Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner’s hometown. The city’s history, small town charm and community support continue to spark inspiration and creativity for artists, musicians and writers, giving Oxford the title “Cultural Mecca of the South.”

Pantry Raiders: Buffalo Chicken Nachos

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By Melissa Cooper
mail@floridanewsline.com

Here is a super easy snack to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day. These nachos contain all the flavor of Buffalo wings without the hassle and mess of all that preparation and clean up. Adjust the amount of Buffalo sauce used to control the heat level.