News Ticker


COA Teal Line connecting with Putnam

The St. Johns County Council on Aging, which operates the Sunshine Bus system through a contract with the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners,  announces enhancement to existing Teal Line. The Teal Line currently serves part of the rural [Read More]

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

$400 million expansion announced

By MARCIA LANE PALATKA –  In Putnam County Project Purple is a secret no more. Project Purple is the code name Putnam County and Chamber of Commerce officials and leaders have been using as they negotiated with Georgia-Pacific to bring in a [Read More]

June 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spice up Thousand Island Dressing

Janet McNabb’s Spicy Thousand Island Dressing 1 c                   Mayonnaise 1/4 c                Sweet pickles, chopped 1/4 c                Datil pepper sauce (or “to taste”0 [Read More]

June 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hints on activewear

Active wear – this could include hiking, camping, running or in my case, biking.  When you select outerwear fabrics they should provide efficient protection without adding undue weight or bulk, especially in hot Florida.  Some of these [Read More]

June 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Summer fun at Putnam libraries

Father’s Day recognition and much more is planned by the Putnam County Library System. Attention fathers: Bring your kids to the library and check out the Crescent City Library’s new makerspace (including a 3D printer, robots, electronic [Read More]

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

History neglected is identity lost

  As a trained historian, I find the historical ignorance of this generation of students appalling and scary.  If you don’t know where the human race has been or what it has done, your ability to understand humanity and yourself is vastly [Read More]

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ravine Gardens hosting members event

PALATKA – Join the Friends of Ravine Gardens State Park for their first MEMBERS ONLY event on June 21 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. As a way to thank the membership for all that they do, current members are invited to enjoy a good old fashion [Read More]

June 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Summer reading program beginning

PALATKA – The summer reading program in Putnam County kicks off Saturday June 3 at 10 a.m. in all five branches of the Putnam County Library System. Special Kick-Off guests include: Bostwick Public Library: Holly Thomas returns with a Super [Read More]

June 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tips to combat summer drought

GAINESVILLE –  As drought conditions continue, some Florida yards and gardens may start to look less than lush. “Certain ornamental plants such as roses, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas and many annuals are more vulnerable to drought [Read More]

June 2, 2017 // 0 Comments