Annual pet drive sets record for donations

Annual pet drive sets record for donations

Pets in need in St. Johns and Duval counties were the beneficiaries of a summer pet supply drive sponsored by the Florida NewsLine family of community newspapers. More »

Camp Fixel introduces musical theater to young students

Camp Fixel introduces musical theater to young students

Camp Fixel, the Bat Mitzvah project of Mandarin resident Abigail Fixel, was held over two weeks in June at Brentwood Elementary School and culminated with a production of “Princess Whatsername” on June 24. More »

Educator honored with tree at Twin Lakes Academy Elementary

Educator honored with tree at Twin Lakes Academy Elementary

Twin Lakes Academy Elementary recently honored teacher Marcia Rivas for her many contributions to the school, including forming the school’s award winning Green Team in 2009, by planting a tree on the school campus. More »

Landrum student wins grand prize in junior angler tournament

Landrum student wins grand prize in junior angler tournament

First time’s a charm for 12-year-old Jack Furness of Ponte Vedra, who recently took home the grand prize in the 2017 King Buster 400 Brian Dingman Memorial Junior Angler Tournament. More »

Alhambra’s “Annie” takes some back to childhood

Alhambra’s “Annie” takes some back to childhood

Alhambra Theatre and Dining brings the classic musical “Annie” to the stage this summer. The night didn’t disappoint those who had grown up watching the movie of the same name as the show brought out fans of all ages. More »

 

Travel: New museums in Virginia’s Historic Triangle

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By Debi Lander
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Three Tidewater cities, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, collectively make up Virginia’s Historic Triangle. They recall the earliest days of life in the American colonies. Today, the family-friendly destinations bring hands-on opportunities to see, smell, taste, hear and touch the struggles and triumphs of pre-Revolutionary times.

Get to Know … Brian Quirk

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By Angela Higginbotham
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Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Brian Quirk moved to Jacksonville 30 years ago to start a new business venture. He is a graduate of Florida State University, the University of North Florida and he obtained his M.B.A from Webster University. Spending much of his career in education positions at the University of Phoenix and ITT Technical Institute, Quirk currently serves as executive director of City College, a nonprofit institution of higher learning.

Educator and Green Team founder honored with tree at Twin Lakes Academy Elementary

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By Angela Higginbotham
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Twin Lakes Academy Elementary recently honored teacher Marcia Rivas for her many contributions to the school including forming the school’s award winning Green Team in 2009. The Green Team encourages kids to be educated and aware of the environment and is made up of fourth graders who have a growing passion for their environment.

Get to Know … Yana Weaver

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By Angela Higginbotham
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Growing up in a small town near Tula, Russia, Yana Weaver always had a profound love for music and a vast interest in American culture. A longtime music student trained by world renowned professionals, Weaver attended nine years of music school before going to college and earning a degree in both music and Russian Philology, which prepares students for the art of teaching. As a young student, a former teacher’s love for the English language gave encouragement to Weaver in pursuing her own endeavors in speaking fluent English.

Pantry Raiders: Apple Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops

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By Melissa Cooper
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As summer winds down and kids head back to school, this recipe is the perfect way to step up your dinner game to the next level. It looks and tastes like a gourmet meal, but is simple to prepare.