Show Boat rolls along at the Alhambra

Show Boat rolls along at the Alhambra

“Ol’ Man River … just keeps rollin’ along.” The musical “Show Boat” revolves around the traditional American entertainment venue, the river showboat. More »

Relay for Life of Bartram Trail will honor cancer survivors

Relay for Life of Bartram Trail will honor cancer survivors

The much anticipated Relay for Life of Bartram Trail event will be held from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday April 1. More »

Mandarin Arts Festival to celebrate 49th annual event Easter weekend

Mandarin Arts Festival to celebrate 49th annual event Easter weekend

The Mandarin Art Festival is a tradition that many families have come to enjoy over Easter weekend, April 15 – 16. More »

Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Henri Landwirth honored

Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Henri Landwirth honored

On March 7, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry honored Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Henri Landwirth on his 90th birthday with a proclamation outlining some of his many accomplishments. More »

Indian dance program inspired by Jax Reads book, “The Namesake”

Indian dance program inspired by Jax Reads book, “The Namesake”

At the Southeast Regional Library on Saturday, March 4, dancers from Renuka’s Indian Danz Academy presented a variety of dances from India. More »

 

Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Henri Landwirth honored

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By Susan D. Brandenburg
mail@floridanewsline.com

March 7 was designated Henri Landwirth Day by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry this year. The mayor honored the Holocaust survivor and philanthropist on his 90th birthday with a proclamation outlining some of Landwirth’s many accomplishments.

Mandarin Arts Festival to celebrate 49th annual event Easter weekend

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

The Mandarin Arts Festival will celebrate its 49th annual event on Saturday and Sunday, April 15 – 16, 2017. The local nonprofit Mandarin Community Club hosts the annual Mandarin Art Festival, held every Easter weekend since 1968. Founded by Judge Westberry and a group of local artists, it’s the longest running event of its kind in northeast Florida. Depending on the weather, the festival brings in 5,000 – 10,000 guests during the two-day event.

Relay for Life of Bartram Trail will honor cancer survivors

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

The much anticipated Relay for Life of Bartram Trail event will be held from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday April 1. The community is invited to enjoy the celebration honoring survivors and anyone who has been touched by cancer.

Saltwater Fishing: Monsters of the Deep

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By Capt. Kirk Waltz
mail@floridanewsline.com

It occurs to me on a regular basis that we in the fishing world take a few things for granted. I have lived in Jacksonville almost my entire adult life and have been a fisherman since the ripe old age of eight years old. With that being said, I have had the opportunity to see many a marine critter that most have not. Some you would consider normal and others many would find remarkable — even downright monsters of the deep.

This ‘n That: Beginner’s luck? No, beginner’s hot mess

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By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

As I was about to enter the library at the Senior Center in Palm Valley, someone said, “Come join us. We’re about to learn how to make soap.” Mary Vastola, the owner of The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, was teaching. You use molds —- it’s a melt-and-pour process. I figured based on my luck with un-molding Jell-O, with half the Jell-O sticking to the bottom of the mold, I’d probably flunk soap making.