Pink Ribbon Golf Classic set to tee off against breast cancer

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic set to tee off against breast cancer

On Oct. 12, women golfers from Ponte Vedra and the surrounding communities will make their way to the tee box for the 11th annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic. More »

Scenic Highway group plans Switzerland Community Center restoration

Scenic Highway group plans Switzerland Community Center restoration

The William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Group has had rebuilding or replacing the Switzerland Community Center as part of its plan since 2012; the group decided in 2016 that it was time to take on this project. More »

Mandarin High School opens student managed VyStar branch

Mandarin High School opens student managed VyStar branch

The highly anticipated ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony of VyStar Credit Union’s newest branch was held on Sept. 26 at Mandarin High School. More »

The Carnation Ceremony: A personal story in every flower

The Carnation Ceremony: A personal story in every flower

Pink carnations and the tossing ceremony are rooted in dragon boat culture; on Sept. 23, Jacksonville’s Dragon Boat Festival held its races and carnation ceremony. More »

 

Get to Know … Joe and Georgette Cornello

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By Angela Higginbotham
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Joe and Georgette Cornello grew up worlds apart, but have called Mandarin home together since 2011. Joe grew up in Italy and Greece. His parents were victims of concentration camps. Around the age of 12, Joe began attending military school in Italy. Years later, not knowing a word of English, he made his journey to America. Alongside his uncle, Joe spent his time working in a factory making drill bits for the military. Proud of his new country, at 21 years old, he joined the United States Army, and served six months of active duty before entering the Army Reserves.

Get to Know … Zeina Spaulding

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By Elaine Omann
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Zeina Spaulding is the new principal at Atlantic High School. She has been a previous administrator in the Duval County School District with seven years of experience at Englewood and Southside Middle School.

The Carnation Ceremony: A personal story in every flower

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By Elaine Omann
mail@floridanewsline.com

The Carnation Ceremony is a breast cancer dragon boat race tradition that originated in 1996 in Vancouver when a paddler picked fuchsia colored roses from her garden to give to other paddlers to wear and toss into the water after a race as a way to honor a member who could not participate. By 1998, pink carnations and the tossing ceremony became rooted in dragon boat culture.

Travel: Edison and Ford Winter Estates worth a drive

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By Debi Lander
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I’ve lived in Florida since 1997, but a certain light bulb never went off in my head until recently. I’m a travel writer, yet I never visited one of Florida’s most noteworthy historical landmarks: the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers.

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch | Golf in the Fast Lane

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By Janie C. Farina
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“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”  ~ Einstein

Does life can feel like we are racing in the Daytona 500, where time feels like everything is happening all at once — job, family, friends, and golf — while staying on the track going the speed of light?