Team Hayden works to support and educate the community

Team Hayden works to support and educate the community

The Team Hayden organization was created not only to show the amazing joys and triumphs of Hayden, but valuable effort is put into educating and advocating for other special needs kids. More »

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

Featuring its 2017 show, “Jack,” the Ocean of Sound has won the Grand Champion title two different FMBC Regional Band Competitions held this marching season. More »

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

Annual Julington Creek Boat Parade spreads holiday cheer

This year’s event will take place on Dec. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. on Julington Creek. More »

Jacksonville’s IKEA opens

Jacksonville’s IKEA opens

Many in the Southside area have followed the construction from the first shovel to the finished construction and the official opening ceremony — which was completed with the Swedish good luck tradition of sawing the log. More »

 

PVHS Ocean of Sound earns first-ever Grand Champion titles

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By Marianne McNee
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The Ponte Vedra High School Marching Band has won the Grand Champion title two different FMBC Regional Band Competitions held this marching season. This marks the first time in school history that the band has earned these honors.

Get to Know … Karen Rothen

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Nocatee resident Karen Rothen happened upon the interior design business while working another job in New York City that she didn’t love. Rothen and her husband, Ed Rothen, were both originally from Connecticut, but his job took them to NYC when they were in their 20s. She found a job in Manhattan for a marketing research firm, but it didn’t take long to realize that wasn’t for her. The entry level position she found at the commercial design office instead would set the tone for her career.

Team Hayden works to support and educate the community

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

In 2011, sweet Hayden Chadwell was born at just 35 weeks gestation. Weighing only four pounds, Hayden underwent a surgery for a rare condition called choanal atresia and he received a CAT scan that showed a blood spot on the brain. At that time, doctors were not concerned about the blood spot. A week later after Hayden’s surgery, he was given clearance to go home and then complications occurred. The blood spot on the brain had not dissolved as expected and Hayden suffered from a stroke. With only a 1 percent survival rate, Hayden spent 82 days in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Get to Know … Susie Peterson

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Susie Peterson’s fascination horses began when she went to summer camp at age 11 and fell in love with a black horse named Lightning. Now she and her husband Mike live in Switzerland on 10 acres and have six horses, which includes four Paint Horses, a miniature horse and a Belgian draft horse.

Gardening | Planting for beneficial insects

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By Lesley Arrandale
mail@floridanewsline.com

With the mild — actually exceptionally warm! — temperatures we’ve been experiencing, we can continue planting some hardy perennials and bulbs in December, as well as shrubs and trees. Bear in mind, though, that we are now in a dry season, and be prepared to water newly installed plants to get them well established.