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Category: Ponte Vedra Schools

    Hope for the Holidays

    By Willow Logue | December 13, 2019

    Wednesday night, the holiday spirit was in full view as almost 400 people came to TPC Sawgrass to help The Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation pack over 4000 bags of food for kids in need in the greater Jacksonville community. The event started at 5:30 and all the bags were packed, the trucks were filled... Read More

    PVPV Rawlings Collects Six Carloads of Relief Supplies for “We Are With You Bahamas”

    By Gwinn Volen | September 14, 2019

    On September 12, PVPV Rawlings collected more than six carloads of relief items for their “We’re With You Bahamas!” hurricane supply drive to help families in the Bahamas impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Goods included canned goods, tarps, diapers and clothing. Kids and parents unloaded supplies from contributing families as they dropped their children in the... Read More

    How to Search for Shark Teeth: A Guide By Sadie Pichelmann

    By Gwinn Volen | June 23, 2019

    I’m not a native of Ponte Vedra Beach, or even of Florida. Before moving here seven years ago, I was more familiar with snow than sand. One of the first memories I have of living in Ponte Vedra is of looking for treasures buried in the sand or being washed over by the ocean. I... Read More

    Fall in Love With a Farmer’s Market: A Guide Jacksonville Area Farmer’s Markets

    By Gwinn Volen | April 3, 2019

    By Anna Auchter What do you think of when you hear the term southern cuisine? Does a stick of butter or bacon fat come to mind? Wait, hold the bone! Southern cuisine in our neck of the woods means green, leafy and all natural. The northernmost big city in our country’s southernmost state is an... Read More

    PVHS Anna Auchter Wins Focus Blog Writing Competition

    By Gwinn Volen | April 1, 2019

    Ponte Vedra High School student Anna Auchter has been named the recipient of the Ponte Vedra Focus Blog Writing Scholarship, sponsored by Young & Volen of Ponte Vedra Club Realty. She will receive a $1000 check towards college expenses. The annual award recognizes an area high school senior who writes “the most compelling community-oriented blog... Read More

    PVPV Celebrates 60 Years of History

    By Gwinn Volen | February 23, 2019

    By Kate Zarczynski Friday, February 22, 2019, the PVPV School celebrated 60 years at a full house event including former principals, teachers, parents, and alumni. The evening included a program Emcee’d by George McLatchey and Jean Brooker Ellis, who were in the 4th Grade on the day the school opened in January of 1959. McLatchey... Read More

    1st Annual Ponte Vedra Focus Blog Writing Scholarship

    By Kacey Roache | February 1, 2019

    We are thrilled to announce our first annual blog writing scholarship!  We are looking for budding local 12th-grade student writers to write a 500 -1000 word blog post highlighting something interesting or informative about our community. What do you think our readers would love to know about the First Coast? The topics are limitless and... Read More

    Coffee and Conversation: Why Episcopal School of Jax?

    By Gwinn Volen | November 30, 2018

    Join Episcopal School of Jacksonville for coffee and conversation about why Episcopal could be the right fit for your child’s educational journey next year or a few years down the road. We’ll discuss some of the big questions parents face in choosing the right school: Why does class size matter? How does school culture impact a... Read More

    Be A Campus Boss! Navigating the College Planning Process Locally

    By Gwinn Volen | October 29, 2018

    In 1987, my high school graduation year, most every aimless, mediocre kid I knew could get into our state university. This includes me. I don’t even remember writing a college essay, and I’m pretty sure we had one of those 1980s pre-SAT sleepover kind of parties that didn’t involve studying. The college entrance process just... Read More

    LMS Cheerleaders Hydrate Triathletes in Hanna Park

    By Gwinn Volen | September 24, 2018

    Let’s give a shout out to the amazing Landrum Middle School Cheerleaders!   These girls and their coach were up and ready hours before sunrise on Sunday to volunteer their time for the Coltman and Baughman Triathlon at Hanna Park in Jacksonville. The event took place on Sunday, September 23, 2018. They cheered on the participants and... Read More