Tag Archives: Features

Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch | Talk to Me 

By Janie C. Farina, LPGA

“The most important words we’ll ever utter are those words we say to ourselves, about ourselves, when we’re by ourselves.” ~ Al Walker

What’s the conversation sound like when you’re playing or practicing “your” golf? Recently we witnessed professional golfer Sergio Garcia’s temper tantrum on TV during the last tournament, while hearing his Spanish slang spewing amidst the pommeling of the ground with his club. There was not a question what Sergio’s self talk was all about.

Gardening | Phew – Summer already!

By Master Gardener Volunteer Lesley Arrandale

Having suffered from temperatures in the mid- to upper-nineties with very little rain, at the end of May I checked the 30-day forecast from NOAA to see what might be heading our way (https://tinyurl.com/yxnrqevg). Apparently temperatures were to be higher than usual in June, and precipitation could either be average or more or less than usual. As always, rainfall predictions seem to be the least reliable.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka

So far, so good … that is for the start of this summer’s fishing season on the St. Johns River. With salinity levels way up due to the very dry spring we just experienced, the expected advancement and onslaught of a variety saltwater (brackish water) species of fish has begun. 

Travel | Paint Bank: Discover a railroad town nearly lost to time

By Debi Lander

On a trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, I unexpectedly found myself spending a night in a “glamping” or glamour-camping tent. Here I was, nestled in ultra comfy king-size bed feeling more like a posh apartment than a large tent. This wasn’t a movie set; instead, I was in rural Paint Bank, a tiny town comprising a general store, gas station, depot lodge, fishing cabins and a herd of buffalo. The as-yet-undiscovered hamlet offers distinctive lodging escapes and outdoor adventures. 

Pantry Raiders | A simple salad is a summertime staple

By NewsLine Staff

When the warm weather beckons, people are apt to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors. Many people also are less likely to prepare heavy meals when the weather warms up. That’s why salads and summer are such a perfect match.