Art Fest history intrigues as 50th approaches

Art Fest history intrigues as 50th approaches

The Mandarin Art Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary this Easter weekend, March 31 – April 1. More »

Connect for a cure at Relay for Life of North St. Johns

Connect for a cure at Relay for Life of North St. Johns

Relay for Life of North St. Johns County will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m., at Bartram Trail High School. More »

Three historically significant buildings celebrated

Three historically significant buildings celebrated

Along State Road 13, the Bennett House, the Hartley Store and Beluthahatchee all reflect the vibrant history of the NW St. Johns County area — and all were recognized simultaneously at a community celebration held on Feb. 24. More »

Mandarin Senior Center a “home away from home” for seniors

Mandarin Senior Center a “home away from home” for seniors

The Mandarin Senior Center, located on Hartley Road, is looking forward to a much needed expansion. More »

A visit to 9A Baymeadows Regional Park

A visit to 9A Baymeadows Regional Park

The 9A Baymeadows Regional Park may soon get a new name: Fort Family Regional Park at Baymeadows. More »


Southside NewsLine

Get to Know … Felicia Johnson


By Angela Higginbotham

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Felicia Johnson is proud to call the Southside home. As a young mother, Johnson was forced to leave high school and pursue her General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Knowing that continuing her education would lead her on a path out of poverty and into success for herself and her children, she worked tirelessly to continue school, eventually earning her bachelor and master’s degrees in education. She is currently working on her doctorate degree.

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch | Is the “Swing” the “Thing?”


By Janie C. Farina

“It Don’t Mean a Thing, if You Ain’t Got That Swing” – Music by Duke Ellington

How really important is having a “model” golf swing in playing the game of golf? If you’ve been watching Tiger Woods’s comeback from back injuries, the commentators are all raving about his improved golf swing. Not many golfers on this planet have the immense swing speed that Tiger delivers. “8.9 on the Richter Scale,” for certain … Tiger collapses the ball!

Pantry Raiders | Rockin’ Red Velvet Trifle


By NewsLine Staff

Decadent treats have become a staple of Valentine’s Day — but not all Valentine’s celebrants want to indulge in high-calorie treats with their significant others. For those who want the decadence without all those extra calories, try the following low-calorie recipe for “Rockin’ Red Velvet Trifle” from Lisa Lillien’s “Hungry Girl 200 Under 200: Just Desserts” (St. Martin’s Press).

Gardening | Winter in Florida


By Lesley Arrandale

After a mild start to the season, 2018 has brought us the coldest winter snap since 1989, including flurries of snow just a few miles west and north of Duval County. While our climate is not tropical, many of the plants that grace our landscapes are from more southerly areas and will have really suffered unless well protected.

Waterfall Wonderland in Croatia


By Debi Lander

My love of photography often takes me to places off the grid. One such detour in Croatia took me to Plitvice Lakes National Park (PLEET-veet-seh), renowned for its breathtaking lakes. The park lies about two hours from Zagreb or the coast. I hopped a train to Zagreb, the capital, arranging a pick up the next morning for a day trip to the National Park.