Reminiscing about Project Alaska Turf

Reminiscing about Project Alaska Turf

On June 25, former St. Johns County resident Cathy Parker hosted a walk down memory lane as she celebrated the publication of her book, “Northern Lights,” with a book signing at Bono’s in Fruit Cove. More »

Native Sons and Daughters provides opportunity for quality time

Native Sons and Daughters provides opportunity for quality time

One of the best ways to spend quality time with your son or daughter, away from the competitiveness of team sports, is by joining or forming a Native Sons or Native Daughters tribe. More »

BEAM celebrates back to school

BEAM celebrates back to school

BEAM (Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry) is currently gearing up for two major annual events that will be taking place in August.  More »

Back in Time with Brett: The Brown Residence

Back in Time with Brett: The Brown Residence

This house was constructed in 1880 on the site of his family’s former home which his father, John P. Brown, had built when he was just 16 years old. More »

 

Q & A with Jacksonville City Council Member Michael Boylan, District 6

Q: By way of introduction, as the new City Council member for District 6, can you let us know a bit about your background?
A: I grew up in Ohio and have a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University as well as a masters in telecommunications from Kent State. I moved to South Florida for a position as director in public broadcasting at a station in Miami. I’ve been married to my wife, Susan, for 44 years and have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Q & A with Duval County School Board Member, District 7, Lori Hershey

Q: Since school grades were recently released, can you give us an overview for District 7?
A: I’d like to congratulate all the public schools, both traditional and charter,  in District 7 for earning either an “A” or a “B.” Congratulations to new “A” schools, Mandarin Middle School and Greenland Pines Elementary. Congratulations also to Atlantic Coast High School for earning its second consecutive “A,” making it a School of Excellence in the state of Florida. Students in schools in District 7 continue to outperform students in St. Johns County.

Q&A with St. Johns County Commissioner Jeremiah Blocker (District 4)

Q: Can you share some information about your upcoming Town Hall meeting?
A: I will be hosting a Town Hall meeting at the Cultural Center at Our Lady Star of the Sea on Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. This will be similar to the one we held in Nocatee in May in that we will have a panel consisting of representatives from the county administration, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and also St. Johns County Fire and Rescue to cover different topics.

Back in Time with Brett: The Brown Residence

By Brett Nolan
mail@floridanewsline.com

“Well, come on inside and getcha’ self something cool to drink,” would have probably been an all too common phrase bellowed off the top of John C. Brown’s two-tiered veranda facing Mandarin Road; it was a warm southern invite to combat the oppressive heat of Florida, as Mandarinites played croquet under the shade of the stately, moss draped, oak trees on their riverfront lawns. 

New book provides opportunity for community to reminisce about Project Alaska Turf

By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

On June 25, former St. Johns County resident Cathy Parker hosted a walk down memory lane as she celebrated the publication of her book, “Northern Lights,” with a book signing at Bono’s in Fruit Cove. Hundreds of people attended over the course of the day to share stories about a special time in the community that took place more than a decade ago.