Summer tradition benefits First Coast No More Homeless Pets

Summer tradition benefits First Coast No More Homeless Pets

This year’s pet supply drive netted approximately 400 pounds of dry dog food, 285 pounds of dry cat food, and nearly 200 pounds of kitty litter for First Coast No More Homeless Pets. More »

Beach renourishment takes step forward

Beach renourishment takes step forward

“We are thrilled that the county will be hiring a coastal engineer to restore the beach and that they are putting in some initial funding for it,” Save Ponte Vedra Beach co-founder Lori Moffett said. More »

Back in Time with Brett: The Bowden House

Back in Time with Brett: The Bowden House

On Loretto Road sits a house that exemplifies the rural charm of Mandarin ... a simple home with “strong vertical character” that dates back to the turn of the century. More »

Brush up your Shakespeare at Alhambra’s “Kiss Me Kate”

Brush up your Shakespeare at Alhambra’s “Kiss Me Kate”

Audiences at Alhambra Theatre and Dining are in for a double treat with this rollicking battle of the sexes. 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.