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The sun has come out: Local actress takes school lead in “Annie”

The sun has come out: Local actress takes school lead in “Annie”

Fishweir Elementary School student, Jetti Godwin, scored one of the biggest roles of her acting career last month when she was asked to play Annie in the school’s end-of-the-year production. Godwin, a starlet in the making who began working on her lines in early January, said she was nervous when she came on stage. But […]

Alumni return for reunion party

Alumni return for reunion party

Graduates from the St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School’s Class of 2006 returned to their Ortega alma mater for a reunion party. The gathering commemorated the students’ recent graduation from high school. Held in the school’s new Lori Schiavone Commons, the reunion gathered former teachers and students — many council leaders and team captains at their […]

Fishing for compliments

Fishing for compliments

By Ally Schneider, Lily El Hassan, Brendan Farrell and Abbie Miller   Mrs. Ossi, the 7th grade religion teacher at San Jose Catholic School, suggested to her students that we do a Lenten project at school We all enthusiastically agreed. When it came time to choose the project, everyone poured in their ideas. The number one […]

Students’ creativity brings light to Wolfson patients

Students’ creativity brings light to Wolfson patients

By Morgan McGovern and Erin Corbett   During the Lenten season, the 7th graders at San Jose Catholic School were asked to come up with ideas for a project to give back to the community. Morgan came up with the idea of taking three strips of bandanas and braiding them together into a bracelet.  She thought it […]

Summer’s here, surf’s up: Time for a beach safari

Summer’s here, surf’s up: Time for a beach safari

By Jessica Basham Therriault Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission   Not everyone has a green backyard with bushes and trees. Florida is a peninsula, with the longest coastline of all states in the continental United States. Most of Florida’s nearly 19 million residents live less than 60 miles from the Atlantic Ocean or the […]

Lobster season: Catch the family fun this season in the Keys

By Nathan and Ted Miller   Everyone loves to eat fresh lobster tail, and there are several different ways in Florida to harvest your own. One way is to become a certified diver, and head out 30+ miles off the First Coast into 100+ feet of water. If you are bold enough, you can dive […]

Record-breaker: Bolles swimmer to represent Singapore in Olympics

Record-breaker: Bolles swimmer to represent Singapore in Olympics

Bolles student Joseph Schooling, a rising junior at the school’s San Jose campus, is now the youngest athlete ever to be named Singapore’s Sportsman of the Year. The competitive swimmer will also represent his country in swimming during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Final exams in Jacksonville, however, kept him from attending the ceremony in his […]

San Jose looks to defend swim league championship title

By Mike Bonts   The annual River City Swim League (RCSL) Championships will be held July 26-29 at the Cecil Aquatic Center on Normandy Boulevard. The league is comprised of 18 teams with approximately 2,100 swimmers ranging in ages three to 18 — including many neighborhood swimmers who have been training daily this summer. San Jose Country Club has […]

Avondale resident named USTA Florida tennis volunteer of the month

Avondale resident named USTA Florida tennis volunteer of the month

Charlie Parker’s memories of junior tennis include father-son events, trips with other kids to weekend tournaments, and group tennis drills and games that ended with exhausted smiles and laughter. Now with a son and daughter, the elementary school physical education teacher is introducing his own children to the game through 10 and Under Tennis as […]