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San Marco student wins crown

San Marco student wins crown

Jennifer Stehlin, a rising Stanton College Preparatory High School senior who lives in San Marco, was crowned Miss Florida Outstanding Teen 2012 last month in St. Petersburg. During the pageant, Stehlin performed a musical theater jazz routine to The 20th Century Fox Mambo. Her platform was the March of Dimes: Working Together for Stronger, Healthier […]

Local poets honored

Local students were honored at the winner’s ceremony of the 2012 Deputy Superintendent’s Published Poets Contest this summer. Taylor T., a second-grader at Spring Park Elementary School, and Dwight J., an eighth-grader at Alfred I. duPont Middle School, were among 12 students selected as winners. The contest, which encourages students to both read and write […]

Tips for dealing with child bullying

By Dr. William L. Scott   Question from Parent: My child comes home everyday in tears and tells me she has been bullied. I want to help but I don’t know what to do. How much should I get involved and how much should I let my kid work it out on her own?   Answer […]

Called to the office: Meet your new principal!

Called to the office: Meet your new principal!

There’s a new teacher at the helm of John N.C. John Stockton Elementary School in Ortega Forest. The Resident is pleased to introduce you to Charlene McEarl, who was named principal of the neighborhood school this summer. Join us as we welcome McEarl to the neighborhood and get to know this longtime educator:   Name: […]

The Way We Were: Joyce Thomas Jones — Part II

The Way We Were: Joyce Thomas Jones — Part II

By Laura Jane Pittman   Last month, retired UNF educator Joyce Thomas Jones shared her earliest memories of growing up in the city of South Jacksonville in last month’s column. This month, we follow Jones through her elementary and high school years, in a charming glimpse of the way things were. Joyce Thomas Jones was […]

San Jose woman keeps songs, Psalms in her heart

San Jose woman keeps songs, Psalms in her heart

By Amanda Ford Usually once someone has lived to be 80 years old, they are about ready to settle down and enjoy their golden years. Anne Coyle had made those plans for herself, and relished in them as she blew out the candles on her special day. “On my birthday I said to the Lord […]

Celebrating a century: Happy birthday to Addie K. Mallory

Timuquana-area resident Addie K. Mallory will be the center of family and friends’  attention when she is regaled with a centennial barbecue celebration next month in Georgia. Mallory’s 100th birthday open house will be at her lakefront home in Blakely, GA. There will be many fun memories to share. Born August 7, 1912 in Blakely, Mallory […]

The Way We Were: Betty and Tesch Brundick

The Way We Were: Betty and Tesch Brundick

By Victoria Register-Freeman   Betty Blount Brundick likes to point at the letter B cast in concrete above the front door of her home. Her eyes twinkle when she says,” Tesch married me for the B.” The couple met at Lakeshore Junior High School in seventh grade.  Betty remembers, “My class opened Lakeshore. For part […]