Hugs Across the County assists students living in poverty

Hugs Across the County assists students living in poverty

Hugs Across the County aims to work with school counselors to identify and provide for the basic unmet needs of students — all over St. Johns County. More »

Oldest dance studio glides through time in Switzerland and beyond

Oldest dance studio glides through time in Switzerland and beyond

After enrolling 10 – 15 students by word of mouth, \"Miss Janice\" opened Switzerland Dance School in the back room of the Switzerland Volunteer Fire Department in 1975. More »

Music therapy organization for special needs children expands to Mandarin

Music therapy organization for special needs children expands to Mandarin

By forming Connecting Thru Music, Karen Demuth said her goal is to bring music therapy to as many of the 60 schools Duval County that have dedicated classrooms for children with special needs as possible. More »

Back in Time with Brett: The Losco Winery

Back in Time with Brett: The Losco Winery

The Losco brand attracted customers from all over to come get a taste of the “Pure Scuppernong Grape Wine,” aged finely in wood More »

 

Southside NewsLine

Golf Tips From T Shot Ranch | Can golf make you happy?

By Janie C. Farina
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(The way you make me feel)
You really turn me on
(You really turn me on)
You knock me off of my feet
(You knock me off of my feet)
My lonely days are gone
(My lonely days are gone)

“The Way You Make Me Feel” Lyrics and Song by Michael Jackson

Atlantic Coast student appointed to United States Naval Academy

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Atlantic Coast High School senior Amelia Root was recently accepted into the prestigious United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Root’s impressive leadership skills and academic excellence have brought her to this accomplishment.

Get to Know … Chad Cushnir

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Chad Cushnir has been the TV production instructor at Atlantic Coast High School for the past two school years and he is well qualified — previously he was a sports multimedia journalist at First Coast News. In this position, which he started after graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Communications and Sports Management, he worked both behind the camera as well as in front of it as a reporter and anchor.

Nutrition Check: Heart healthy eating tips

By Kristen Hicks-Roof Ph.D., RDN, LDN and Paige Chaffin
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Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States? (AHA, 2018) Have you ever heard the phrase “You are what you eat?” Well is it true! Making SMART dietary and lifestyle choices can be the best defenses against heart disease. Below are some simple dietary tips that provide important health benefits.

Gardening | Spring is in the air

By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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As January came to a close, the weather was fairly seasonal, but we had two really cold spells. With luck and some protection many of your plants will have survived — even if their tops are looking bedraggled — so don’t give up on them and don’t prune them before they begin to flush out in spring. Clean up dead foliage of bulbs and gingers if you like, but leave any material that comes from below ground or from the neck of bulbs; we need to prevent water getting down into those bulbs and rhizomes, which would promote rot.