Swim on over to Alhambra for “The Little Mermaid”

Swim on over to Alhambra for “The Little Mermaid”

This summer, Alhambra Theatre and Dining is delighting all ages with an energetic, colorful reenactment of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” More »

Project Renewed Hope brings the light of hope through projects of love

Project Renewed Hope brings the light of hope through projects of love

Lindsey Sima said she started her mission of providing hope by making gift baskets for families with children in the hospital around Christmas 2017. More »

Local seniors soar in WWII biplanes

Local seniors soar in WWII biplanes

Four seniors, all military veterans, recently went for rides in a World War II biplane, courtesy of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. More »

Vicar’s Landing scholarship program observes special anniversary

Vicar’s Landing scholarship program observes special anniversary

On May 18, the Vicar’s Landing Member Trust celebrated its 25th year of granting scholarships to Vicar’s Landing employees, continuing a tradition first established in 1994. More »

 

Get to Know … Michelle Wright

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Michelle Wright, MS, LMHC works and lives in Mandarin. A native Oklahomian, she earned her undergraduate dual degree in biology and chemistry with a minor in psychology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She fell in love with the Jacksonville area when she came here for an internship in medical technology at St. Vincent’s Hospital in 2004. She decided to stay and took jobs at the blood bank and then eventually in the hematology/oncology department. Eventually she went on to earn her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Walden University. Presently, she has her own practice in Mandarin, where she works with her mother, Dr. Cindy Wright, a psychiatrist. She lives with her eight-year-old great dane, Icey.

Vicar’s Landing scholarship program observes special anniversary

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

On May 18, the Vicar’s Landing Member Trust celebrated its 25th year of granting scholarships to Vicar’s Landing employees, continuing a tradition first established in 1994. This year, 88 employees received general awards up to $2,500. Also, 23 Special Scholarships, ranging in value from $1,000 to $3,000, were granted. The special awards are given in addition to the general awards.

Get to Know … Ken Overman

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Ken Overman is a natural storyteller… which is good, since that is his latest business. Over his lifetime, he has been a world traveler with a wide assortment of jobs; he has written four memoirs. He has extensive knowledge of foreign countries and cultures and many more stories than space here will permit. From his upbringing in Southern California, to a tour with the Army in Turkey, to stints with late wife Barbara in Germany, Spain, and Greece, he has, by his own count, visited 106 countries. Twenty-four years ago, he and his family made Ponte Vedra Beach their home. He started his business, BiographyMasters, nine years ago and now helps others write their biographies. He says it’s an honor to have people tell him their life stories.

Q&A with St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes

Q: What can you tell us about your office’s new website?

A: Our new website is now online. We just refreshed it with a new look and I invite people to take a look. It has a more modern format that will allow us to focus on voter registration online and allow voters to keep their information up to date with us at all times. There is an announcement page highlighting timely items on the landing page. 

Q&A with St. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns (District 1)

Q: Since we are in the middle of the annual budget cycle, do you have any updates?
A: The proposed budget is available on the county’s website, www.sjcfl.us. I encourage people to look at the budget and weigh in now. This is the time for staff to make any adjustments. Citizens can call my office and we can put them in touch with the department that can answer their questions. The key is to understand how to get funding for whatever it is that people are interested in.