Local gymnast goes to Nationals

Local gymnast goes to Nationals

At her first time at nationals, St. Johns resident Jenna Mulligan placed fifth on floor exercise, eighth on balance beam and 13th on vault, for an overall ranking of 39th in the U.S. More »

Kayaking around Florida (and contributing to a good cause)

Kayaking around Florida (and contributing to a good cause)

Former U.S. Marine Esteban Blyar finished the journey of a lifetime when he pulled his kayak ashore in mid-May after a 61-day kayaking trip around the coast of Florida on the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. More »

New Steinway at Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

New Steinway at Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

The success of Play Academy of Arts (PLAY), a holistic approach to music at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, has resulted in a fourth piano to be added to the Center. More »


Southside NewsLine

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

By Janie C. Farina

(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

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

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

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

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.