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Volume 10, Issue 7

Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.com

July 2010

Flag waves proudly over BTHS

World Trade Center monument

By Contributing Writer Belinda Smith, Bartram Trail High School
darkest time and
how one tragedy
strengthened the
foundation of
our country.
..... .... - After the 9-
11 tragedy, Bar-
tram Trail High
School obtained
a piece of one of
the World Trade
Center towers.
A BTHS art
teacher designed
and constructed
the monument
that sits in the
courtyard at the

Eddie Manno,Arielle Turnage, Abby
Coggeshall and Kyle Felts by BTHS's r
Patriotic feelings have always
run deep in Bartram Trail High
School's senior, Peter Cogge-
shall-and now he and a group of
friends have left a legacy that will
remind all who visit Bartram Trail
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very heart of the
school. On Sep-
tember 11, 2002,
former Governor
Jeb Bush joined
the BTHS fam-
ily and St. Johns
Weaver, Peter County School
iew flagpole. District members
in an unveiling
ceremony honoring those who lost
their lives in the terror attacks of
that fateful day.
Coggeshall has been involved
in the Boy Scout program since
he was eight years old. Beginning
as a Tiger Scout, he progressed up

the ranks and now stands at the
threshold of earning the coveted
Eagle Scout award. Coggeshall says
that he has always looked up to
the adult leaders who guided him
along the way, and in turn, wants
to become a leader himself. As he
began to plan for his Eagle service
project, Coggeshall decided that he
wanted to do a project that would
mean something to him and to his
soon-to-be alma mater.
It was then that he began to
put his plan into place. Meeting
with Bartram Trail High School's
principal, Brennan Asplen and oth-
er school members, he made plans
to place a flag pole near the World
Trade Center monument. Seeking
volunteers and donations of sup-
plies, he was soon working hard on
his patriotic project. Together with
the help and support of BTHS, St.
Johns County Schools, Adventure
Crew #474 members, his family
and Hagan Ace Hardware, Cogge-
shall successfully completed his
On Friday, June 4, just one
day before Coggeshall graduated
with Bartram Trail High School's
class of 2010, he raised the flag
beside the World Trade Center
Flag waves cont. on pg. 7

Your loose change goes a

long way to help others
By Karl Kennell

You can't miss them as they
stand cheerfully outside your favor-
ite grocery store each year, outfitted
in bright yellow vests emblazoned
with "Help the Handicap" and
clutching a vivid yellow milk jug.
They are the Brother Knights of
Knights of Columbus Switzerland
Council No. 12664 of San Juan
Del Rio Catholic Church. It is
all part of a pledge for charity for
those with mental disabilities,
sponsored by the national council
of the Knights of Columbus.
This year they contacted
us to be sure that their undying
gratitude to the neighborhood gets
out. They emphasized that 100

Army Corps of Engineers pays a visit

Durbin Creek Elementary first

graders explore Everglades
By Contributing Writer Melissa Tauzel, First Grade Teacher, Durbin Creek Elementary School
On June 2, first Army Corps of Engi
graders at Durbin Creek neers. The Jacksonville
Elementary participated United States Army
in a special Everglades - Corps of Engineers
and Water Conserva- encompasses the state of
tion program. United Florida and the Carib-
States Army Corps of bean. It was awarded
Engineers Jacksonville the first federally funded
District Commander Comprehensive Ever-
Alfred Pantano, Jr. capti- glades Restoration Plan
vated 180 students with (CERP) construction
stories of restoring the project in November
Everglades, rehabilitat- 2009.
ing the Herbert Hoover Erica Robbins, out-
Dike surrounding Lake DCE first graders examine a manatee skull with Army reach program specialist,
Okeechobee, saving Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander Alfred drove up from the South
baby eagles from a nest Pantano, Jr. Florida restoration pro-
and removing invasive well as how they can protect them. gram office to work with
pythons. The students learned how The children were fascinated small groups all day. The students
they are interconnected with ani- by Colonel Pantano's Army fatigues
mals, plants and water systems, as and learned a little more about the Everglades cont. on pg. 4

percent of your
generous dona-
tions go to three
local charitable
dedicated to bet-
. r tering the lives
of those with
mental disabili-
ties, particularly
the children.
Your donations
S of change and a
i dollar or two put
into those vivid
yellow milk jugs
this year totaled
up to $4,200.
This enabled the Knights of
Columbus to divide it equally
among the three charitable or-
ganizations, with each receiving
$1,400. On Tuesday, June 23 they
did just that-during a member
and wives' social affair, Grand
Knight Carlos Irene gave a check
for $1,400 to Morning Star School,
another to North Florida School of
Special Education and the final one
to Camp I Am Special.
Morning Star School is a
special education school of the
Diocese of St. Augustine. There,
Loose change cont. on pg. 10

What's Inside
Page 3 What's New
Page 4 School District Journal
Page 5 From the Commissioner
Page 6 Taxing Issues
Page 7 Meet Frank Baltes
Page 9 Encore!
Page 10 Organic Lifestyles
Page 11 Lifestyle Guru
Page 12 Youth Scene
Page 14 Nearby Getaways!
Page 18 Hurricane Map
Page 21 Liberty Sewers
Page 22 St. Johns Lady Bears
Page 24 Summer fun ideas
Page 25 Koi Joy
Page 26 Faith News
Page 30 Creeks Clash U14 girls
Page 31 Book Review
Page 31 Gardening
Page 33 8U Creeks Softball

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Community Happenings

Fundraising and events are naugh a
underway this summer for the Busines:
Nease High School football team. ing stad
The Cafe on the Green at Palen- Progran
cia will be the site for a Panther informa
Parent Night on Saturday, July neasefoo
17. Parents, fans and sponsors can
enjoy music, tailgate games and Tire
a themed basket raffle from 6:00 the fun
p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A portion of program
all food sales will be donated to the County
Touchdown Club. The annual golf (SJCPL
tournament will be held on Mon- wide ad
day, July 19 at Marsh Creek Coun- gram, o
try Club in St. Augustine. Sponsors over 18
and golfers are being sought for dois rea
the Touchdown Club's biggest on then
fundraiser of the year. Sponsorships you sub
start at $125 for individual golfers a raffle
or to sponsor a coach. Golfers will fantastic
enjoy lunch, dinner, goodie bags awarded
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prizes. Please contact Mike Cava- read, th,

Do you have community or club news you would
like included in The CreeekLine?
Then contact Martie Thompson at:
editor@rtpublishinginc.com or 886-4919.

t 209-6872 to participate.
s sponsorships includ-
ium banners, Game Day
n ads and golf sponsorship
.tion can be found at www.

ed of seeing kids have all
with their summer reading
n? This year, the St. Johns
Public Library System
S) is kicking off a system-
ult summer reading pro-
pen to library card-holders
years old. All you have to
ad books, then write reviews
i! For every book review
mit, you get entered into
contest where you can win
Sprizes! The grand prize,
1August 5, will be a $120
t card. The more books you
e better your chances are

for winning! Pick up forms at your
branch or just submit your reviews
online! If you have any questions,
please call the Bartram Trail Branch
Reference Department at 827-

Habitat for Humanity needs
skilled volunteers to help answer
calls, greet visitors, and assist in
other administrative functions
in the office. Volunteers are also
needed on the construction site
building new homes during the
upcoming summer months. No
experience necessary for the build
site! Please call 826-3252 ext. 2001
for more information.

Adults and teens age 14 and
older are invited to attend the
Project Lap Blanket crochet group
from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
on Monday, July 12, Tuesday,
July 20 and Monday, July 26 at
the Bartram Trail Branch Library.
We'll be crocheting squares to sew
into blankets to donate to cancer
patients at the Mayo Clinic located
in Jacksonville. All skill levels wel-
come! No registration is required.
Can't attend? Feel free to donate
yarn or to pick up the crochet
pattern at the Reference Desk to
complete on your own time and
then bring the squares back to the
library. For additional information,
please call the Reference Desk at

The NW St. Johns County

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Republican Club meets on the
fourth Tuesday of each month at
6:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County
Northwest Annex multipurpose
room located at Flora Branch
Boulevard and Race Track Road.
This month's meeting will be held
on Tuesday, July 27. All are invited.
For more information, please call
Brian lannucci, president, at 708-

Plant Clinic at the Bartram
Trail Library! St. Johns County
Master gardeners will be on hand
to answer your plant and lawn
questions on Thursday, July 15 and
Saturday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m.
to 12:00 noon at the Bartram Trial
Library located at 60 Davis Pond
at the entrance to Julington Creek
Plantation. We will accept small
soil samples from your vegetable,
lawn or shrub areas for free pH

The Northwest St. Johns
County Community Coalition
(NWSJCCC) meets the fourth
Thursday of every month begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m. at the Bartram
Trail Branch Library, located at
60 Davis Pond Boulevard near
the entrance to Julington Creek
Plantation. All are welcome to at-
tend these important, informative
meetings. For additional informa-
tion, please contact NWSJCCC
president Phyllis Abbatiello at

The World Golf Village
Toastmasters Club meets on the
first and third Tuesdays of each
month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. at Hancock Bank, located at
1950 County Road 210. For addi-
tional information, please visit our
website at http://worldgolfvillage.

The Northeast/Northwest
Business Council of the St. Johns
County Chamber of Commerce
luncheon will be held on Thurs-
day, July 22 beginning at 11:30
a.m. at a place to be determined.
Speaker Joan Whitson of the Early
Learning Coalition will discuss the
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
of Putnam and St. Johns Counties.
RSVP is required at www.sjccham-

The United States Coast
Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7
meets the first Thursday of every
month 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augus-
tine Yacht Club near the St. Augus-
tine Lighthouse. However, for the
month of May, the meeting will be
held on the second Thursday, May
13. The flotilla is always looking
for new members, particularly
those who own aircraft, boats and
have radio equipment and skills. If
you are interested, please contact
Vic Aquino at 460-0243.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sen-
sibly) FL#493, St. Augustine has
a weekly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on
Wednesday at the Old Colee Cove
Volunteer Fire Station, located
at 9105 County Road 13 North
(south of Buddy Boys Grocery
Store). Weigh in starts at 8:30 a.m.
We are a National Weight Loss
Organization, fees are low and we
have lots of fun, contests and in-
spiring programs. All are welcome;
come and join us! On Saturday,
May 22 we will have a garage/plant
sale at the Old Volunteer Fire Sta-
tion, located at 9105 County Road
13 North. It will be from 7:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation, please contact Sara Weaver
at 940-7528 or Bobbi Culbreth at

The next Bartram Trail
Branch Library Teen Volun-
teer Orientation will be held on
Wednesday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m.
at the library. The library is a great
place to get your volunteer hours!
Orientation is mandatory and
counts as your first service hour.

The University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, (IFAS) is offering a new
module on Freshwater Wetlands
in the Florida Master Natural-
ist Program. The dates will be
August 3, 5,7,10, 12, 14, 17, 19
and 21. Classroom sessions will
be held at the University of North
Florida. This program is for adults
who want to learn more about
Florida's environment. Individu-
als as well as educators and those
in the eco-tourism business can
benefit. Teachers may receive up to
40 hours of continuing education
credits. Topics include ecosystems
What's New cont. on pg. 4

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District Journal

By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough,
Chariman, St. Johns County School Board

It is with gratitude that I thank kindergarten through third grade
Community for their contin- classes, 22 in fourth through eighth
Confidence in my service to grade core curriculum classes and
children of St. Johns County. I 25 in core classes in high school. If
'e no opposition in the upcom- even one section of one course is
election and am therefore over the limit, our whole district is
elected to serve another four deemed to be out of compliance.
r term. My colleagues, Bill We are making our best effort to
ailing and Bill Mignon, were also meet this rigorous requirement.
elected without opposition. We Because of the constraints of
e many challenges in the coming class size, students will find some
rs and I am thankful that our electives gone from course offerings
ard remains intact as we seek and others with larger numbers
utions to those problems. than those we have enjoyed in the
The most immediate of those past. Because the requirements
Ilenges is how to meet the class- do not apply to electives (even
m by classroom requirements academic electives), those numbers
:he Class Size Amendment. It is are likely to be larger. Also, because
full intention of our board to more teachers will be needed in the
et our Constitutional require- core areas of math, language arts,
nt to uphold the law and we are social studies and science, there will
king every effort to meet the not be enough money to continue
v requirements. Dr. Joyner told to fund teachers for some of the
board that he and the cabinet electives we have offered in the
I be looking at the data for every past. Our middle and high school
:ion of every class on a daily principals are looking for creative
is in order to be certain that we ways to continue to offer as many
'e no more than 18 students in electives as possible. Some oppor-
arglades cont. from pg. 1 was meeting Okee, the new Osprey
re able to touch spiny serrated mascot. All of the students were
'grass, limestone, apple snail shell able to shake hands and have their
even a manatee skull. Groov- picture taken with Okee. They each
to the hip-hop music video "To received a Wayne Drop color-
Everglades" (produced this year ing book and were able to choose
h the help of Paxon High School a goodie to take home such as a
dents from Jacksonville) was a Wayne Drop or Earth squeeze ball.
way to appreciate the beauty of It was another exciting day
erica's Everglades. for DCES first graders to explore
The highlight for the students Florida's environment!

tunities exist in zero hour classes
(either before or after school) and
some of the offerings are being re-
placed by clubs that give the same
opportunities for students.
All these changes will be in
place at least for this year. Amend-
ment 8 on the November ballot
will give voters the option of limit-
ing the Class Size Amendment to
school averages (as we have been
using for the past two years) rather
than the current class by class
requirement. I urge everyone to
carefully consider the effects of the
Class Size Amendment and vote
Another challenge that we are
experiencing is the delay in FCAT
results. A new company, Pearson,
was contracted to do the scoring of
FCAT this year. Because of difficul-
ties in aligning Pearson's database
capabilities with the state student
database, this year's results were
significantly delayed.
FCAT results for 2010 were fi-
nally received on June 29. St. Johns
County schools continue to excel
in the testing, out performing the
state in every measure and scoring
first in the state in many of the ar-
eas tested. I expect that our school
grades will continue to be at the
very top of the state when they are
received in about a month. Please
remember that with the new high
school grading, high school grades
will not be received until October
or November. I am very proud of
our students and teachers for their
hard work and great results.
I will continue to keep you
informed of these and other chal-
lenges facing our school district. As
always, thank you for your com-
mitment to public education. If I
may serve you in any way, please
contact me at

Letter to the Editor



ers are the best anywhere. I put
in many hours volunteering and
take pride in easing the load of
the teachers by helping anywhere
I can. Hickory is more than just
a school. It is like a family and I
have great friendships with many
of our wonderful parents.
I can't thank the teachers
enough for all they do, but this is
just a token of my appreciation
for them. I wish them all a safe,
relaxing summer and look forward
to seeing them next year.
Sondra Haley

at Burbaugh@coj.net (387-8850).

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offered at the Vilano Boat Ramp
starting at 12:00 noon on the
second Sunday of each month.
For more information, please
visit www.safetyseal.net, a website
devoted exclusively to the Ves-
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co-sponsored by the United States
Coast Guard Auxiliary and the
United States Power Squadrons.

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I just want to send out a huge
thank you to our wonderful teach-
ers at Hickory Creek Elementary
and Swiss Point Middle Schools.
My daughters have been fortunate
to experience the great education
that these schools provide. They
have both had teachers that they
will always remember for the rest
of their lives. They work long
hours and give our kids the foun-
dation to carry them far in life.
St. Johns County has the best
school system, which brought us
here four years ago. Our teach-

What's New cont. from page 3
(swamps, marshes and permanent
wetlands), key plants, wildlife and
the role of humans in shaping
the environment. Each module
includes classroom presentations,
videos, field trip and practical
interpretation. Advance registration
is required. The course fee is $225
and the deadline to register with
payment is July 27. To register,
go to www.masternaturalist.org
or for questions, please call Carol
Wyninger at Wyninger@comcast.
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From the



By Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson,
County Commissioner, District 1

In spite of statewide trends,
St. Johns County continues to
experience some growth and
development. Our administrator,
Mike Wanchick observes, "The
county's best days are ahead of
us." I agree! Strategies to encour-
age job growth and stabilize our
local economy will be presented
late summer or early fall. St. Johns
County Industrial Development
Authority, Tourist Development
Council and St. Johns County
Airport Authority are all working
towards growing business and jobs
in St. Johns County.
We have not forgotten
that balancing our tax base and
encouraging employers to choose
St. Johns County to grow their
business is Job 1 for the county. It
is good for our residents and key
to stable home values. Regulation
and uncertainty have stifled lend-
ing to businesses that need capital
to grow. This hamstrings econom-
ic recovery by making it difficult
for businesses who want to expand
or renovate existing space. In the
meantime, the county is prepar-
ing for success by eliminating
hurdles for business recovery. This
downturn, although painful, has
not been wasted. Planning staff
have worked diligently to stream-
line rules to reduce delays and red
Budget outlook:
Florida property owners have
saved more than $2.5 billion
dollars over the last three years.
The savings are the result of lower
property values, local government
restraint, less growth and a 2007
law capping increases in property
taxes. As a result, school boards,
cities and counties are facing sig-
nificant reductions in services or
increased property taxes this year.
While St. Johns County anticipat-
ed a flat millage rate for the coun-

88 -4 1

ty portion of property tax bills for
2010/2011 we will face that type
of decision in 2011/2012.
The administrator's presenta-
tion on the preliminary budget
for 2009 and 2010 is available at
Administration and county
staff continue to find operating
efficiencies, but with increases in
revenue from growth not expected
until 2015, it is clear that we will
be caught short in operating bud-
gets and capital budgets beginning
in 2011. If we address these issues
in 2011, we can address county
needs before they result in major
property tax increases. One of the
questions posed by administration
is what kinds of services does the
community want and what are
they are willing to pay for? By next
year, that answer should be clear.
It is easy to say, cut, cut, cut-but
we are to the point that we will
not just be trimming fat, we will
be eliminating services.
I am supplying a five year
comparison of the property taxes
for the average home in St. Johns
County from the Budget in Brief
document for St. Johns County. It
is a helpful way to look at county
spending over time. It will give
you an idea where your entire
county property tax dollar goes
and areas already cut. School
board shows an overall increase in
taxes over the last five years. It is
important to note that the state
shifted a greater share of the bill
to property taxes due to strain
in their budget. This is a little
different look at the budget than
administration presents, but it is
the same basic story.
Enjoy a safe and relaxing sum-
mer. Visit www.sjcfl.us and go to
the Tourist Development depart-
ment for great values on things to
do or places to stay in St. Johns
County. Remember when you
spend money in St. Johns County,
more of it stays here! Support your
local businesses and they will be
here to serve you!

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SAvg. Property Tax Stmt. Example

Assessed Value
Taxable Value




Sheriff & Jail
General Government
Parks, Recreation, Library
Other Public safety
Economic environment
Court, Tax Collector, Appraiser &
Physical Environment

County Total

Other Agencies:
School Board
Waterway Management
Mosquito control
Local Airport

Total Other Taxing Authorities

Total Property Tax




2006 2007









1,403.14 1,621.95 1,523.46 1,410.58 1,413.35






1,808.75 2,003.94 2,119.78 2,132.49 1,984.73

3,211.89 3,625.89 3,643.24 3,543.07 3,398.08

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- Taxing Issues

By Contributing Writer Dennis W. Hollingsworth,
CFC, St. Johns County Tax Collector

Shoreline fishing license is now free

to residents
The shoreline fishing license for
Florida residents to catch saltwater
fish from shore or a structure affixed
to shore cost $9 last year, but this
year, it's free beginning July 1. The
Florida Legislaturerepealed the
shoreline license fee during the past
session. However, legislators retained
the license requirement to prevent a
more-costly federal registration fee
from taking effect in Florida.
Resident anglers who obtain
the shoreline license over the phone
or internet still will have to pay a
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William Bartram Scenic and
Historic Highway update
By Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.net

In June we not only had
one meeting of the Management
Council - we had two. We really are
covering a lot of topics and needed
the extra meeting to review the
William Bartram Scenic Highway
website now nearing completion.
We actually expect being "on-line"
within the next 30 -45 days.
Our regular meeting on June
10 focused on the oral histories of
the early pioneers of our Northwest
area, the view shed analysis we're
conducting for areas along the sce-
nic highway and St. Johns River and
our new membership brochure.
Specifically, the contractor we
hired to do the oral histories gave
a brief presentation on the work
being done to development a short
video about these histories. We also
gave him a number of suggestions
to consider when actually producing
the video. The combination of the

video and the 25 oral histories will
gives us important tools to offer to
our local schools, businesses and the
community at large to help preserve
our area and quality of life. The
view shed analysis is also important
to protect the integrity of our scenic
highway for our enjoyment and
that of future generations. The new
membership brochure will not only
describe the important work of the
Scenic Highway organization but be
a means by which we can encour-
age new members and companies to
participate in the work of our orga-
nization - personally and financially.
The second June meeting
was necessary to see a preview of
the new William Bartram Scenic
Highway website that will "go live"
in the near term. This website is
truly dynamic and full of features
we feel will draw wide viewership,
new members and hopefully some
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financial support from local busi-
ness. In fact, it's probable we will
offer business the opportunity to
display their business information
on the website.
After seeing the website preview
our State Scenic Highway Coordi-
nator, Debrah Miller, offered her
opinion that our website is the best
she's seen from any Florida Scenic
Highway. It sure looks like we're
doing things right and I know the
Northwest community will be
proud of the finished website prod-
uct since it will be a tool to educate
our youngsters and the entire com-
munity on the heritage of NW St.
Johns County.
The management council will
be taking the rest of the summer off
and will reconvene on Thursday,
September 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the St.
Johns County Service Center, locat-
ed at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard.
Please try to attend this meeting and
take part in the ongoing discussions
and planning that will keep our sce-
nic highway beautiful and historic.
While the council is taking
"time off" I plan on writing updates
for the summer editions of The
CreekLine with information of in-
terest related to the Scenic Highway
and the things we're working to
accomplish for the enjoyment of our
community. Stay tuned.
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tivities please contact me: alabbat@
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skills for graduation, St. Johns
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school districts.
FCAT Science was given to
students in grades five, eight and 11.
This is the fourth year that science
scores will be included in the com-
putation of school grades. St. Johns
County fifth graders ranked first
in the state, eighth graders ranked
fourth in the state and 11th graders
ranked third in the state.
The FCAT, which assesses
reading, math and science skills,
was given in March to students in
grades three through 11 throughout
the state. Achievement levels range
from one to five, with Level 3 being
considered proficient. The test is
part of a statewide effort to increase
student performance and school
"Our 2010 FCAT scores were
again outstanding and even better
when compared with other dis-
tricts across the state. I fully expect
us to retain our superior ranking
and want to congratulate all of
our students, parents, teachers and
support staff. We will continue to
work diligently to identify areas of
improvement to ensure that all of
our children are successful," stated
Superintendent Joseph Joyner.
St. Johns County students also
continue to score above the state
average on FCAT Writing and
placed in the top six at all grade
levels among Florida school dis-
tricts. District writing scores of 3.5
(proficiency level) show St. Johns
County 10th grade students tied
for second in the state, eighth grade
students tied for sixth and fourth
grade students tied for second. At
the proficiency level of 3.5, the
percentage of St. Johns County 10th
graders increased from 84 percent
to 89 percent compared to the state
average of 85 percent. The percent-
age of passing eighth grade scores
remained stable above 90 percent

compared to 87 percent for the
state. The percentage of fourth grad-
ers on grade level improved from 85
percent to 87 percent compared to
the state average of 83 percent.
The district also improved its
standing in the number of students
scoring at Level 4.0 and above. Dur-
ing next year's FCAT Writes, the
proficiency level will increase from
3.5 to 4.0.
FCAT Writing is part of a
statewide educational accountabil-
ity program designed to measure
students' proficiency in writing in
grades four, eight and 10. Students
are required to write a response to a
prompt on an assigned topic within
a 45-minute time period. Writing
prompts call for narrative, exposi-
tory or persuasive essays depending
on the student's grade level.
For 2010 two changes were
made to the FCAT Writing admin-
istration, including providing only
one prompt at each grade level and
reducing the number of hand-scor-
ers to one. To accommodate this
change, the writing component of
the school grade calculation will
be the average of the percentage of
students scoring a 3 and above and
those scoring a 4 and above.
School grades for elementary
and middle schools are expected to
be released in approximately three
weeks. High school grades will not
be announced until November
because of the new high school
grading system, which incorporates
data not yet available such as gradu-
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Meet veteran Frank Baltes
Just a farm boy from Minnesota
By Karl Kennell

When bending an
elbow with Frank Baltes,
the conversation revolves
around stories like the
hay stack. It is one Baltes
tells about the first drink
of whiskey he ever had. It
was when he was only 17
and working on the farm
in Minnesota on a hot
summer day. Baltes puts it
this way, "After that shot
of whisky, my first, you
wouldn't believe how fast
those bales of hay moved."
Baltes has come
along way in his 85 years
from that little village in
Minnesota. Having never _
been on a plane or seen
an ocean at the time, his journey
through life really began when he
left that hay stack and set out in
the Navy's construction Battalion
33rd Seabees. For 50 years, Baltes
didn't talk about his experiences
during WWII and his participation
in the taking of Peleliu Island in
the South Pacific. The battle
for Peleliu was two months long
and one of the bloodiest battles for
the Marines and Seabees during
the war.

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After the war he met his
bride-to-be on a blind date set up
for him by a friend. Baltes was a
most necessary part of the date for
his friend. That was because his
friend's date wouldn't go unless her
friend Connie could come along
and also because Baltes had the car.
It was a 1949 Chevy convertible
he bought with the money he sent
home from the Pacific.
"There just wasn't anything to
buy out there," Baltes said.

The Julington Creek Planta-
tion Community Development
District (CDD) management and
Board of Supervisors are now in
the process of preparing the CDD
budget for 2011. This budget
includes assessments for 5,844
units (includes homes, commercial
and church property) in Julington
Creek Plantation.
The proposed budget pre-
sented at the June 22 meeting of
the CDD board appears to increase
assessments by a whopping 18 per-
cent from 2010 - this 18 percent
does not include the 6 percent
collections fee paid to the St. Johns
County Tax Collector for adding
the assessments to your tax bill and
collecting the money for the CDD.
The board is expected to make
some changes to the proposed
budget before adoption but based
on projections for new assess-

ments and increased operations
and maintenance expense it would
seem residents will still see a large
increase in assessments.
It's suggested that residents
interested in "holding the line" on
the proposed budget and assess-
ment increases get a copy of the
proposed budget from the CDD
manager, Government Manage-
ment Services at 940-5850 or from
the CDD offices.
Based on an independent
review of the proposed budget and
assessments it is possible hom-
eowners face a potential increase of
about $137.82 per unit (for single
family homeowners) on top of the
$764.95 of your last tax bill.
The budget will be discussed
at the next monthly meeting
scheduled for July13, 2010, 6:00
p.m. at the JCP CDD Recreation
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His mother had saved all of
it for him for his return from the
war. He married Connie on June
3, 1950.
Frank and Connie Baltes had
seven children in the coming years.
Six still live locally and the seventh
and youngest lives in Alabama.
"She calls daily to check up on
me," he said.
Baltes left the Navy only to
return as an aviation machinist
mate. He retired after 20 years to
Jacksonville where he went to work
for the United States Postal Service
until retirement from that. The
Balteses had a good life together.
They attended Mass daily at San
Juan Del Rio Church since it
was just a mission. Connie Baltes
passed away in 2004.
Baltes recently had the chance
to take a whirlwind one day excur-
sion to the WWII Monument in
Washington, D.C. with 99 other
local WWII veterans. It was a once

in a lifetime trip sponsored by the
Rotary Club of Orange Park Sun-
rise chapter and First Coast Honor
Care. The veterans were teamed in
three's for this totally free adven-
At Orange Park High School
they were greeted by the school's
cheerleaders, band and lots of
fanfare. On the bus ride to the
airport the procession was led by
hundreds of motorcycles stretch-
ing more than a mile. When their
flight departed, fire trucks sprayed
the plane with a water canon honor
salute. With all of the sights seen
and honors given that day, one
memory stands out for Baltes.
"One of our trio, John who is
92, would wander off. We spent
a lot of time calling to him, 'Get
back here,"' Baltes quipped.
He also related how a vet-
eran Marine on the flight back
was boasting about being the first
ashore. As Baltes was departing the
plane he introduced himself to the
fellow and said, "I'm a Seabee and I
believe we were the first ashore."
To which the Marine veteran

said, "You are right."
For Frank Baltes it isn't the war
that is the most important event of
his life. It was the years enjoying
Connie and their brood of seven.
"After all, I was just a farm boy
from Minnesota. Minnesota farm
boys are taught to do what they
are told. That is exactly what I did
when the ramp of the Higgins Boat
opened on Peleliu Island."

Flag waves cont. from pg. 1
monument and plaque.
Coggeshall smiles as he looks
at the flag waving high above the
monument and plaque, which dis-
plays a quote by former President
George W Bush: "Terrorist attacks
cannot touch the foundation of
America. These acts shattered steel,
but they cannot dent the steel of
American resolve."
Coggeshall knows that he has
left a legacy of patriotism, tribute
and leadership for others to follow
at BTHS, exemplifying the Ameri-
can resolve that runs deep within
our country.

meetings are open to the residents.
At this meeting there will also be
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CDD received in law suit settle-
ment money. If this money is used
to reduce the amount of outstand-
ing bonds there can be a reduction
in homeowner assessments but
how much a reduction is, as yet,
Any increase or decrease will
appear on your November real
estate tax statement.

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Does a revocable trust protect my estate
from creditors?
By Contributing Writer Robert M. Morgan, Robert M. Morgan & Associates, P.A.

A common question asked by
our clients revolves around credi-
tor protection using a revocable
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Several years ago, Florida law
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creditor claims. You cannot use a
revocable trust to avoid creditor's
claims, but rather, the property
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your estate from creditors; rather,
we advise clients to take other
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The easiest advice is to have
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with limits of up to $500,000.00
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When Meredith Cerrato gave
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overjoyed. The nine-pound baby
boy was full-term and she expected
everything to be fine. However,
Reece's breathing was rapid so the
neonatologist ordered a chest x-ray.
The results showed a lot of fluid in
Reece's tiny lungs and he was taken
to the NICU to be put on oxygen
and treated for pneumonia.
"It is such a scary thing to go
through, but the staff was amaz-
ing. We felt like family. The NICU
nurses were so loving and the techs
who watched his oxygen levels were
so knowledgeable and attentive,"
said Cerrato. "I was heartbroken
to have to go home without Reece,
but it made it so much easier to

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leave him knowing that they were
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implemented electronic medical
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enhance patient safety," said direc-
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Taylor, RN, BSN. "It's been a great
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As the first Newborn Intensive
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utilize an electronic medical record,
the 14-bed NICU at Baptist South
was specifically designed with the
highest level of patient safety and
all the comforts of home in mind.
With colorful walls, wood floors,
artwork created by children and
plenty of space for parents and
loved ones, the NICU aims to be a
welcoming place for Baptist South's
smallest patients. The addition
of the NICU has brought a lot
of positive changes to the 22-bed
unit as well.

"We are now able to keep our
higher risk mothers here at Baptist
South rather than having to send
them somewhere else. The staff
feels more confident knowing that
the NICU is here should a situation
arise where its services are needed,"
said Women's Services Director
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very convenient for moms and dads
to easily be able to visit their child
down the hall."
The NICU doesn't only care
for babies who were born at Baptist
South; infants from all over North-
east Florida can be cared for here.
"If a family lives in closer prox-
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Where has all the music gone?
By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville University

Here we are in the summer
months again, when many arts
activities, especially music are
suspending activities until fall. It
cannot be because Jacksonville is
a seasonal community where, like
many others further south, residents
go north for the summer. Perhaps
it is a carry over from the days
before air conditioning! I wonder
however why now, those of us who
thrive on the arts, are denied our
entertainment and activities for two
to three months! Yes, the beaches
are beautiful and it's great to be
outdoors, (when it's not too hot!)
but even outdoor entertainment like
the wonderful production of "Cross
and Sword," which was presented
for many years in St. Augustine's
amphitheatre and which attracted
full houses every evening for several
weeks, is no longer offered.
But wait! There is one mu-
sic organization that focuses on a

"Summer Festival of Concerts." The
Chamber Music Society of Good
Shepherd is in its seventh season
and plays to packed audiences at
6:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of
each month from May through
October. Concerts are presented in
the Church of the Good Shepherd's
Craig Hall.
Originating in the living room
of Henson Markham, seven years
ago, it became so popular that
Henson turned to David Bowen,
choirmaster at the Church of the
Good Shepherd, to see if arrange-
ments could be made for the use of
Craig Hall. This is a perfect facility
for music, with excellent acoustics.
It had been rehabilitated in the '80s
and resembles an English Refec-
tory, with two walk in fireplaces and
beautiful candelabra. It accommo-
dates 150 people (plus 28 more up-
stairs when needed). The programs,
which in the words of Henson

Markham are a "mixed grill, very
varied and never including less than
three musicians," have continued
there under his guidance for seven
Remaining concerts for this
summer will include:
July 18 will feature a Schumann
Piano Trio and Brahms Liebeslieder
Waltzes and August 15 music by
Vivaldi and Bach. The program for
the September 19 concert is yet to
be announced, but the final concert
of the season on Octobel8 will be a
Brass and Organ Spectacular featur-
ing the UNF Brass Ensemble and
the beautiful organ in the church,
where the concert will be held.
The Chamber Music Society is
a community service of the Church
of the Good Shepherd, which
is located on Stockton Street in
Riverside. Admission to all events
is free and open to the public. For
additional information you can call
387 - 5691 or check their website
at www.goodshepherd23.org/Music-
I hope this will fill in some of
the gaps in your musical entertain-
ment this summer!

Personnel changes in the St. Johns County
School District
Meredith Strickland, senior Timothy Egnor, principal of Wierda has been employed by
director for curriculum and instruc- Spruce Creek High School (SCHS) the school district since 2005. She
tional services, will become the new in Port Orange, has been selected previously spent 17 years in Duval
senior director of staff develop- by Superintendent Joseph Joyner to County, serving five years as an
ment and innovation incorporating replace Strickland and Allen Ander- elementary school principal, two
professional development, instruc- son, assistant principal of Mill Creek years as an assistant principal and
tional t- 1n.l.. *_, media services Elementary School (MCES), has 10 years as an ESE teacher. She also
and instructional materials. Betsy been selected as the new principal worked for three years in profession-
Wierda, principal at Cunningham of Cunningham Creek Elementary al development and education at the
Creek Elementary School, will fill School. University of North Florida.
the vacant position of director of Strickland was first employed Wierda was a state finalist for
staff development. by the St. Johns County School the 2008 Commissioner's Principal
"We have outstanding and car- District in 1984. She began her ten- Achievement Award for Outstand-
ing teachers, the best in the state," ure with the district as a first grade ing Leadership. She was also a final-
said Superintendent Joseph Joyner. teacher at Fullerwood Elementary ist for the 2010 EVE Awards spon-
"I want to focus on those teachers School. Two years later she moved scored by the Florida Times-Union
and give them the tools necessary to Murray Middle School where she honoring outstanding women in the
to become even better. With that in served five years as a teacher, three areas of employment, education and
mind, I have been holding back some years as a dean, five years as assistant volunteerism. Other awards Wierda
vacant positions that haven't been principal and two years as principal, has received include ESE Teacher of
filled in order to add this new posi- In 2006 she moved to the district in the Year in 1991, Elementary Princi-
tion focusing on staff development." her current position. pal of the Year for Region 1 in 2004

and the Superintendent's Outstand-
ing Leadership Award in 2004.
During her tenure at CCES,
the school has maintained an "A"
grade and has received Golden
School and Five Star School Awards
for outstanding volunteerism and
parental involvement.
"I have always been impressed
with Betsy's leadership in train-
ing and developing staff," said Dr.
Joyner. "She is knowledgeable in
all areas of best practice and is a
passionate, tireless worker. Betsy will
be an outstanding addition to our
leadership team at the district."
Egnor began his educational
career in 1981 as a social stud-
ies teacher for Volusia County
Schools. Seven years later he moved
to SCHS as the administrative as-
sistant for curriculum. He later was
promoted to assistant principal for
curriculum/data processing and the
International Baccalaureate program
coordinator. From 1993 to 1998 he
worked as a social studies special-
ist and coordinator of high school
services at the Educational Devel-
opment Center in Daytona Beach.
He also served as an adjunct faculty

member and facilitator for Daytona
Beach Community College and
Nova University before returning to
SCHS as principal in 1998.
Anderson has a long and re-
warding history with Cunningham
Creek. From 2003-2006, he served
as CCES t ,-! .l .. . ._- integration
specialist. Before this, he was em-
ployed as a teacher at CCES from
1996-2003. During this time, he
was selected as the school's Teacher
of the Year in 2000. Prior to moving
to MCES in 2008, Anderson served
as the assistant principal at Durbin
Creek Elementary School from
2007 to 2008. He also served as the
curriculum resource coordinator at
Switzerland Point Middle School in
"Allen is the perfect match for
Cunningham Creek. He is famil-
iar with the community, having
taught at the school, and has all of
the skills and attributes identified
by the parents and staff," said Dr.
Joyner. "I am confident that he will
continue the excellence established
at the school."
All of these administrative ap-
pointments were effective July 1.

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By Molly McKinney

There's one thing no Floridian
in their right mind can live without:
air conditioning. Just thinking about
how people a mere 30 or 40 years
ago went without it can make you
start to sweat. Fans and those clunky
window units don't do anything
in July and August when walking
outside at six a.m. feels like you're
in a sauna. But is there anything
less vegan/organic/in touch with
Mother Nature than filtering out
air, humidity and heat with central
air? How do we reconcile the two
if we're trying to simply make our
homes bearable to live in during the
There are some simple mea-
sures you can take that will barely
make you notice that you're chang-
ing your habits. First, you can take
some clothes off. I'm not asking you
to parade au natural around your
neighborhood, but you can cool
yourself off in your own house by
wearing less clothing. If you wear
pants to work, when you come
home put on shorts. Pair that with
a jog bra or nothing if you're a man
and you're instantly cooler! Second,
learn to deal with it. A tiny adjust-
ment of three to five degrees can save
you dollars and reduce your carbon
footprint. If you keep your air under
75 degrees, try to endure a little ini-
tial discomfort and turn it up a little.
Third, invest $12 at Big Lots or
Wal-mart and buy some sun-block-
ing curtains. They keep the heat
from radiating into your rooms and
heating up the place by being bulky,
dark and all-encompassing of the
window space. Fourth, take a dip or

a swig. Taking a cool shower when
you get home from work or drinking
ice water or tea while hanging out in
your space can do wonders to bring
down your internal temperature,
sparing you the need to turn down
your central air. You can also go
somewhere else during the hottest
part of the day, like an indoor pool
or an internet cafe and leave your
AC alone completely.
In ancient times, Roman cities
would shunt water through the walls
of privileged houses to cool them
off. These days, big corporations
are turning to ideas like ice cool-
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of water freeze overnight and then
pump the cool air that wafts from
the ice melting during the day into
the building. One way you can get
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source heat pumps (GSHP). In hot
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heat from your home and pouring
it into the ground where the pipes
are buried. It reverses itself in the
winter. Lots of information is avail-
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Loose change cont. from pg. 1
children with mental disabilities
are given a meaningful educational
experience. These learning chal-
lenged students reap the benefits of
an atmosphere of values, nurtur-
ing love, personal development
and creativity. Judging from the
smiles and looks upon the faces of
the students as they go about their
learning experience, one can't help
but feel that they have discovered a
joy in learning.
North Florida School of Spe-
cial Education was established in
1992 to provide a comprehensive
individualized educational plan for
learning challenged children. Their
the teachers and teaching assistants
emphasize speech and language
skill, physical activity and therapy.
Programs include social skills and
for the older students vocational
training and even job placement.
The students range in age from
seven through young adults 22
years of age.
As part of the Ministry for Per-
sons with Disabilities of the Dio-
cese of St. Augustine, Camp I Am
Special is particularly of interest
of the Brother Knights. Several of
the Brother Knights have children
of their own who attend or have
attended Camp I Am Special as
well as the other two camps, Camp
Promise and Camp Care, which are
held every summer at Marywood
Retreat in the Switzerland neigh-
The Brother Knights of
Knights of Columbus Switzer-
land Council thank you for your
generous donations over the years
to help these worthy efforts to
improve the lives of these young
people with mental disabilities. So
they ask that the next time you see
those fellows wearing those garish
vests as you head for the groceries,
please drop a little loose change in
the yellow milk jug. One hundred
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A girls' day out!
Bv Jov Hartley

My girl friend groups go
way out to celebrate each other's
birthdays ... might as well huh? I
enjoy these events immensely, as
my friends at RT Publishing can
tell you! I have a tote bag of good-
ies I have collected that can turn
any table at any local eatery into
a celebration station! Party hats,
whistles, confetti, and centerpieces
are ready at a moment's notice to
be thrown into the car and travel
to the designated luncheon spot for
an instant party.
The attention to details of
these events turns into more
intense scrutiny if the birthday
girl is celebrating a mile marker
year. As we are in a "celebratory
season," if you will, this time of
year, I thought I would share with
you readers some of the more
sensational events that have been
executed on the First Coast to
celebrate the birthdays of some of
my closest friends.
Starting in St. Augustine, a
"Birthday Spa Day" was planned
at the award winning Debbie's Day
Spa on Anastasia Island. We began
the morning with champagne at
10:00 a.m., then each gal picked
her "spa experience" from the
menu. At 12:00 noon we set out
to Casa Monica for lunch. Rather
than dinning inside in their beauti-
ful restaurant, it was such a pretty
day we decided to dine "Al Fresco."
We each chose from an assortment
of salads and sandwiches in their
little delicatessen and ate on the
veranda overlooking the downtown
square which gave the luncheon a
very European flair!
Downtown Jacksonville has
lots of opportunities for creative
luncheons but two of the best
stand out. One is the best kept
secret in town, Clara's at the Ca-
thedral. Each Friday of the month

St. John's Episcopal Church lends
its gorgeous dinning hall out to the
Clara White Mission as a fund rais-
ing effort for the center's culinary
arts training program. Out comes
the white linen; waiters in proper
attire tend your table with impec-
cable manners and the food is to
die for! What an experience and
your birthday girl gets the serenade
of her life from the entire staff who
sings Happy Birthday in perfect
MOCA (the Museum of
Contemporary Art downtown
on North Laura Street) has a two
fold fun birthday experience. Not
only is the museum fantastic (my
friend's daughter's photography is
currently on display there), but the
restaurant is another little secret
Cafe Nola is like being in New
York for lunch; the modern decor
is fabulous and the food is too!
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tine were Tavern on the Bay on the
Avenida Menendez and the San
Sebastian winery tour and restau-
rant and of course shopping on St.
George Street and having the coco-
nut shrimp at the A1A Ale House
is always a winner! The Avonlea
Tea Room off Philips Highway and
Baymeadows Road is a "girl day"
for sure; great food and you have to
buy something cute while you are
there. Get creative and do a "tables-

caping" at your favorite place for
your group's next big day!
The following recipe is a
quickie stir together batter to make
cupcakes for your event. Ice the
cupcakes with canned white icing
and use festive sprinkles!

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3 tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sugar

/2 tsp. salt
5 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup water
Sir dry ingredients in a bowl
with wire whip; stir in remainder
of ingredients. Bake at 350 for 20
minutes. Makes 12 cup cakes or
bake in a 9X9 pan at 350 for 25
to 30 minutes and sprinkle with
powdered sugar. This recipe can be
doubled for 24 cup cakes or halved
for 6.

Notes from Pacetti Bay Media Center
By Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School

This month I have been travel- by visiting a local bookstore and
ing with my two grandchildren looking at the books written about
who love to read and love to be the area. Felicity and Miles couldn't
read to. We are keeping a journal of wait to hear the next escapade of
the books we are reading. When we Chadwick.

arrived at our friends' house in Suf-
folk, Virginia we needed a shorter
book for our first night there. I am
so glad we asked for one because
they gave us Chadwick the Crab by
Priscilla Cummings. The setting is
the Chesapeake Bay where we are
staying! It has blue crabs, blue her-
ons, fiddler crabs and jellyfish-ev-
erything we can see from the dock.
We learned a lot about the water
life that we were visiting. It made
me think about what an easy way
it is to learn about places you visit

Another book that we read was
The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward-a
Caldecott winner, great book with
a strong underlying message and
surprise ending. We started reading
Misty of C. ....., ;. . by Margue-
rite Henry next. I had forgotten
the story exactly and have had a lot
of fun rediscovering it. The ances-
tors of the original horses are still
roaming on the Assateague Island,
making the book a lot of fun to
read with the thought to go see
them on our next trip up this way.

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Our next stop was Wash-
ington, DC. The Kid' Guide to
Washington DC is full of great
information for children of all
ages can enjoy. We read what they
had to say about our two planned
stops, the Museum of Natural
History and the Air and Space
Museum. Lunch at the Native
American Museum was a real treat.
Our next stop is the Washington
Zoo. I pulled out our family copy
of What'sfor Lunch: Animal Feeding
at the Zoo. What fun it has been to
read about the animals and what
they eat.
A new student to PBMS
just sent me a recommendation,
Maze Runner by James Dashner.
It caught my eye at the bookstore
and we have a copy so I have added
it to my list of books to read this
summer. The reviews recommend
it to those that liked City ofEmber.
I read the new John Grisham
book, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer,
recently. I am still weighing in on
it. I am not sure if I am holding
it to his adult books or reading it
as a children's book. Let me know
what you think. I have started
Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks; it
was also recommended by one of
our students. He told me a lot of
his friends have been reading it
and I am finding it to definitely
be a book for our students. I am
holding off on The Red Pyramid by
Rick Riordan. I want to hear from
our students first to see what they
Be sure to check out the Pa-
cetti Bay Book Blog on the Media
Center home page for book sugges-
tions and let me know any books
I shouldn't miss. I will be reading
a lot in the next several weeks as I
hang out in NYC waiting for my
daughter's workday to finish. I will
share those books next month.
Enjoy the extra reading time!

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S!Youth Scene

Local runner earns scholarship

By Dakota Potts
College is sometimes consid-
ered one of the most important
parts our lives. Children spend
years preparing for college so they
can get a good education and lead
productive lives. Many students
spend hours studying and filling
their resumes with activities, chas-
ing that scholarship for a free ride.
Northwest St. Johns County
resident Allison Spiegel, recently
graduating from Bishop Kenny
High School, has been awarded

one of these prestigious awards.
She was chosen from a selection
of over 350 student athletes to
receive this award based on "her
personal achievement as an athlete
and scholar, a high level of respect
and concern for others; a willing-
ness to put the success of the team
ahead of personal success; and
being a positive role model."
Spiegel and her family were
surprised to receive the scholar-
ship, because they did not apply

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a year for the first and second
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to help pay tuition. After that,
students receiving the scholarship
may apply for a third and fourth
year if they meet the criteria of the
Katie Caples Foundation.
For over 12 years, the Katie
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viding scholarships for students
participating in track and cross
country. This scholarship is not
applied for by students; instead,
the Bishop Kenny track and cross
country coaches submit candi-
dates to the Katie Caples Founda-
tion. The foundation was created
by David and Susan Caples after
the accidental death of their
daughter, who was involved
in the track and cross country
programs. The Capleses donated
their daughter's organs and have
since been active in trying to raise
awareness for organ donation and
to raise funds to match organ
donors with recipients. The Katie
Caples Foundation also features
the Katie Caples Invitational, a
cross country event in which high
schools from all over the county
compete. These schools include
Bartram Trail and Creekside,
Nease and Bolles.
Allison Spiegel has run cross
country at Bishop Kenny High
School since she was a freshman.
That year, she broke the freshman
record for the 3200 meter run
and still holds it. She also came in
first place for the 3200 meter at
the 2008 Bob Hayes Invitational
and won the Bishop Kenny 2010
Track and Field Leadership award.
In addition to these achieve-
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a 4.0 GPA her senior year, with a
cumulative GPA of 3.53. She also
works at an autistic camp known
as the Great Strides Rehabilita-
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local homeless shelters, as well as
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By Jay Moore

Q. My wife inherited our clock
from her parents. It keeps good
time and strikes on the hour and
half-hour. It is
marked "Tif-
fany & Co." and
"France" on the
face. We would
like to know its
age, history and
value. - B.C.,
South Hampton
A. It is a
French crystal
regulator made
around 1915,
sold by the
famous New York
based jeweler. Tiffany marketed
many crystal regulators around the
turn-of-the-century, most made in
France by various makers. Charles
Tiffany and John Young founded
Tiffany & Young in 1837. The
store sold stationery and fancy
goods, issuing its first catalog in
1845. Tiffany took control in 1853
and renamed it Tiffany & Co. A
crystal regulator is a precision pen-
dulum clock in a glass case. They
were developed in Europe, but were
very popular in the United States.

Most American clock companies
made them in the early 1900s. This
handsome clock would retail for
K I around $900.

Q. I found
my old examina-
tion chair at a flea
market close to
home. Can you tell
me its age and what
it could have been
used for? - B.G.,
A. I bet the
spouse was over-
joyed to see it come
home. It probably is a dental chair
made about 1880. It is armless
and appears to recline. It could
be a patented design, but I could
not locate a similar chair. Many
give credit to Waldo Hanchett of
Syracuse, New York for inventing
the dental chair in 1848. However,
the American Dental Association
recognizes James Snell of London
for the first chair in 1832. It would
retail for around $70. The price
is low because it is uncomfortable
and appeals to a relatively small
group of specialized collectors. If

any readers have more documented
information, please share it.

Have a question about antiques?
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.r FaTsion UtpAte.

The cover up story
By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designs

The other day I was chatting
with my friend Marsha and com-
mented that here I was again...fac-
ing the deadline for my fashion
article. I then commented that it
was the swimsuit season so I felt
compelled to address that nasty
topic for my Fashionable Florida
Friends (FFFs). Marsha imme-
diately shot back, "just go to the
cover up part and forget the rest."
So my FFFs here it is...The cover
up story.
Actually there are many new
things on the market now to help
us buffer the humiliation of ap-
pearing in public in a swimsuit.
First you must define your needs:
are you going to the beach with
your family or are you going to
spend the afternoon lolling around
the pool sipping margaritas? The
silliest thing I ever saw was a
woman wearing a sheer lingerie
looking cover up at the beach.
In leafing through my peri-
odicals I found some cute original
ideas that were too easy. One photo
shows a gal wearing a short denim
skirt over her suit and another has
a flowing white sleeveless peasant

top popped over a tankini. A short
printed wrap dress over a solid col-
ored suit is also too cute! But one
thing to remember-these models
have on great earrings and fun
colored sandals which complete a
put-together look for poolside.
Here are some more findings
of my cover up research:
Buy a cute eyelet or burnt-out
blouse in a size or two too large
and pop it over a suit.
A printed wrap around skirt cov-
ers a bottom well.
Buy a cheap sundress with an
elastic top to cover it all.
A long peasant skirt or a long knit
skirt in a solid color slims.
The new cotton knit shrug worn
over a suit with the sleeves
rolled up looks great as resort
A knit tank dress is very tasteful
over a suit.
A sleeveless hoodie sweater is a
great topper.
Linen gauchos with a draw-string
waist cover a bottom.
Your husband's white starched
dress shirt is a crisp pool look.
Get creative! I bought a man's

large tank top and matching hat at
a theme park gift shop in Orlando;
the shirt's background is dark with
a really pretty colored fun logo on
the front and the hat is too cute
with a pony tail outta the back!
Perfect beach gear!
For a pretty versatile look for
the resort try this sarong informa-
tion. The most important factor
about the sarong is the fabric. Pick
a print that suits your personal-
ity-one that you could see hang-
ing in your closet if it were a dress.
Think minimum bulk for the
fabric's weight and buy a 40-inch
square sarong so that you can tie it
in any one of these configurations:
Around the hips: Fold fabric
lengthwise. Tie the sarong around
your hips with the knot to the side
or back. Tug one side slightly lower
than the other to prevent bunch-
Halter dress style: Hold the
sarong behind you just under the
armpits. Bring the ends forward
and up, cross them at the front of
the neck and tie them at the nape
of your hairline in back.

Strapless dress: Fold the square
in half lengthwise. Hold one end of
the fold in the center of your chest
and wrap the fabric around you
one and a half times double knot-
ting the ends at your chest.
Ok my FFFs, three you have
it! The cover up story! And remem-
ber, every swimsuit wearer is her
own harshest critic!

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Business Partners of the Year announced

MDI Holdings, Inc. and the
Florida Masonry Apprenticeship and
Educational Foundation (FMAEF)
were recently recognized as the 2009-
2010 St. Johns County Outstanding
Business Partners of the Year at the
23rd annual Commissioner's Business
Recognition Awards in Tampa. The
event is being hosted by the Florida
Department of Education in part-
nership with the Florida Education
Prior to the reception Richard
Willich, CEO of MDI Holdings and
Al Herndon, regional representative
of FMAEF had their photos made
with Education Commissioner Eric
Smith. The event highlighted contri-
butions of the honorees selected from
each school district.
During the past year Richard
Willich and his company, MDI Hold-
ings, have donated more than one
million dollars to St. Johns County
Schools. Their generosity has provid-
ed an on-campus orange grove for an
elementary school's Healthy Initiative,
high school athletic equipment and
academic support for college-bound
students. The company has also
funded a variety of evolving technolo-
gy equipment including Smartboards,
computers and Classroom Response
Systems that will enhance the integra-
tion of technology with learning.
Willich is currently working
with a high needs elementary school
to provide iPads for students. MDI
Holdings has initiated business
partnerships with several St. Johns
County Schools and overall, has pro-
vided the largest private donation the

school district has ever received.
The FMAEF has been a partner
with the Academy of Architectural
and Building Sciences (ABS) at Pedro
Menendez High School since 2002.
The academy was named for FMAEF
in May 2009 in recognition of its
many contributions to the program
including serving on the Business
Advisory Board, donating in-kind
materials for class projects, sponsoring

scholarships and arranging student
FMAEF hosts the Skills USA
regional and state competitions each
year. ABS Academy students have
won first place in the region and
second place in the state for the past
three years. Under the leadership of
Al Herndon, FMAEF has made a
significant impact in providing these
students with employable skills.

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tober. For more information, please
Centennial celebration planned call Gina Fallica at 547-7510.

The St. Johns County School
District Administration Building
located at 40 Orange Street in St.
Augustine turns 100 years old this
fall. A special celebration to com-
memorate this important milestone
is being planned from 2:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 3,
exactly 100 years after "St. Augus-
tine High and Graded School" first
Personalized bricks are now
being sold by the Centennial
Committee to commemorate the
100th anniversary. "Remembering
the Past by Paving the Way to the
Future" is the theme of the brick
walk to be constructed outside the
main entrance to the building. The

The St. Johns County Public
Library System is teaming up with
the Florida Institute of Certi-
fied Public Accountants to offer
another installment of the free
Teen Financial Literacy Series. A
one-day seminar designed specifi-
cally for individuals aged 15 to 20
will be held at each branch of the
library through August 7.
The classes will be taught by
the St. Johns River Chapter of the
Florida Institute of Certified Public

bricks can be engraved in honor
or memory of a special teacher or
family member and all orders come
with a free miniature keepsake rep-
lica. Bricks may be purchased for
$75, with an additional $10 fee for
artwork if desired. Checks should
be made out to the St. Johns
County Education Foundation and
all purchases are tax deductible.
A limited number of bricks
will be sold, with orders filled on a
first come, first served basis. Order
forms are available on the school
district website and the deadline is
July 31. Proceeds from the brick
sales will be used to help create
historic displays and interactive
exhibits for the celebration in Oc-

Accountants. Subjects will include
budgeting, saving, personal invest-
ing, using credit wisely, avoiding
identity theft and other related
topics. The Teen Financial Literacy
Series is ideal for recent high school
graduates, those starting a first job,
students heading off to college or
any teen who wants to learn about
managing money.
The St. Johns County Public
Library System began offering this
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In addition to the brick sales,
the district is searching for indi-
viduals who may have worked or
attended school in the building. A
video is being produced which will
feature stories of different people
with connections to 40 Orange
The committee is also seeking
memorabilia and period furniture
and educational supplies. They
hope to create an old-fashioned
schoolroom display as part of the
Additional information is
available from Margie Davidson,
Director of Community Relations,
at davidsm@stjohns.kl2.fl.us or

and the program has served as a
model for other Florida libraries.
Class sizes are limited, so call each
branch to register. Lunch will be
provided at each location by the
Friends of the Library.
All classes are froml0:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. (same class repeated
at each location):
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Beach Branch Library, 827-
Saturday, July 17 - Anastasia Is-
land Branch Library, 209-3730
Saturday, July 24 - Main Library,
St. Augustine, 827-6940
Saturday, July 31 - Bartram Trail
Branch Library, 827-6960
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By Molly McKinney

Near to the other well-known
getaways such as the Fort Caroline
National Memorial, Okefenokee
Swamp and various Georgia State
Parks lies the small, once-vacation
spot of the very wealthy Carnegie
family: Cumberland Island. While
the island used to be open only
to the rich, now it is a preserve of
wildlife plus a great spot for family
excursions or a weekend constitu-
Permits can be obtained for
both camping and sea camping all
year round. Camping is definitely
for the more rugged explorer. The
campsites do not include any facili-
ties, the campers must treat their
own water and campfires are not
allowed. There are four backcoun-
try sites from the main dock, from
three and a half to nearly 11 miles
away. Sea Camping is on developed
campground, which includes facili-
ties, picnic tables, a grill, a fire ring
and a food cage. Reservations are
required for both types of camping
and there is a limit of a seven-night
There are many other activities
to do, though, if camping's not re-
ally your cup of tea. The Ice House
Museum is open for visits, display-
ing artifacts and photos of the
island's history (Native Americans
to the Carnegie era) and the main-
land Visitor Center focuses on the
people of the island, including Na-
tive Americans, African Americans,
the Carnegies and others. Also the
Sea Camp Ranger Station, while
providing interpretive programs
for new visitors, proudly displays
exhibits and includes dockside
All in all, there's something
for everyone: backpacking, bird
watching, boating, camping, fish-
ing, hiking, interpretive programs,
kayaking, nature walks, stargaz-
ing, wilderness area and wildlife
viewing. If you've got a book nut
in your group, there's even an ex-
tensive bookstore to suit their taste.
There are also tours of the Plum
Orchard Mansion on the second
and fourth Sunday of each month.
Cumberland Island is located
seven miles east of St. Marys, Geor-
gia and is only accessible by water.
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ferry departs from St. Marys. Res-


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daily use fee is $4 per person and
other fees vary by activity, usually
only from $2 to $6. If you're hav-
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or some other joyous event, special
use permits are also available.
Cumberland Island is 17.5
miles long, which includes a total
of 36,415 acres of preserved land.
Only 19,565 acres though are dry
land. The other 16,850 acres are
marshes, mud flats and tidal creeks.
The most-remembered wildlife
here are sea turtles and shore birds
and the most popular landmarks to
visit are the dune fields, maritime
forests, salt marshes and historic
structures. There's also a ton of
stuff for kids to do besides bird
watching. Educational programs
are given throughout the year and
junior programs are also available
for kids interested in being actively
involved in wildlife.
For those unable to visit a Na-
tional Park, the program Webrang-
ers has been devised so that kids
can interact from their computers
at home. They can be found at
www.nps.gov/webrangers. The
Junior Ranger Program at Cum-
berland Island is designed to allow
kids to "get their hands messy" on
the island. At the mainland Visitor
Center or the Sea Camp Ranger
Station, the potential Ranger is
given an activities booklet and once
it is completed, a ranger will award
the young adventurer with a badge
and a certificate.
The island also has great vol-
unteer opportunities. Not only do
you get to be outside, but you get
great exercise. For more informa-
tion, go to www.nps.gov/volun-
teer/. To get more details about all
the information of Cumberland
Island, visit the very friendly site
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Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council celebrates
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it and amid the bustle of flourish-
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a place that few can pronounce
without practice.
The Ichetucknee River is a
great spot for your next trip, if you
don't mind a few goosebumps. It
certainly demands the stout heart
of a fearless explorer, for the water
stays in the low 70s all year-round.
The park charges only a small fee
for parking and it's not hard to
find. Inner tube rental stations
line the route, offering a drier and
warmer alternative to going down
the river in a wetsuit or swimming
trunks. All along the sides of streets
stands are erected to advertise the
inner tubes available for rent that
will guide you toward the river.
Most are pretty inexpensive and
the renters will tie inner tubes or
even large rafts to your car for you.
It's a great time challenging
the chill as you bravely prepare to
jump into the water!
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Parishioners coming bright
and early to the 8:30 a.m. Mass
on May 23 at San Juan Del Rio
Church undoubtedly were sur-
prised to find the special welcome
awaiting them. Two sharp dressed
4th Degree Brothers of Knights
of Columbus Switzerland Council
No. 12664 opened the big wood
doors for each parishioner as they
entered the church. Both Broth-
ers were dressed in tuxes and were
offering a big sincere welcoming
smile and bright good morning.
Upon entering the lobby the
surprise continued as the council
Color Corps, dressed in full regalia,
formed an honor guard for the
parishioners to pass through. The
special event was the final Corpo-
rate Communion of the fraternal
year for the council.
As Father John Tetlow and
clergy made the opening proces-
sional down the center, the Color
Corps flanked the sides of the aisle

to the altar, presenting an honor sa-
lute with their drawn sabers. When
the offering for the Mass was
presented it was carried by Broth-
ers of the Knights of Columbus
and escorted by the Color Corps
Honor Guard.
It was a special Mass for the
parishioners in attendance and
for the large group of Brothers of
Switzerland Council No. 12664
who joined in the celebration. The
added pageantry made that last
Corporate Communion for the
year all the more enjoyable for all.
After Mass the Brothers with
their wives retired to a great break-
fast at Marywood, where enthusias-
tic conversation revealed just how
important this particular mass was
to everyone. The camaraderie of
the day was a fine example of the
fellowship that this Knights of Co-
lumbus shares among themselves
and with the parishioners of San
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Full-river and half-river trips
are offered with ample time in
between the trolley times that
carry you and your rafts to the
river to take a picnic lunch. A large
lunch-table area under the shade of
large trees is available or for larger
parties, whole picnic areas further
from the river can be reserved. It's
quite a tiring experience to do the
whole river, so if you have little
kids, be sure to rent a raft that they
can climb into and rest for a while
en route.
To get to the Ichetucknee
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exit and follow that to Lake City.
Then, take Route 41 to State Road
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Helping Hands update
By Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou

Helping Hands of St. Johns
County will be meeting on Friday,
July 30 at 12:00 noon at Faith
Community Church Community
Center on County Road 210. This
month's project will be "Let's help
our Furry Friends." The group will
be collecting pet food, dog and
cat toys, old blankets and towels
for the St. Johns County animal
shelter. Any of these donations will
be gratefully accepted. Contact jac-
qphil@aol.com for more informa-
tion or questions.
Several members of the group
recently coordinated a Father's Day
barbeque at Trout Creek Senior
Center. Bingo, barbeque and lots
of fun were the order of the day.
They also collected several hundred
flip flops for local homeless shelters
and children at the Sulzbacher
Center at their Flip Flop Friday
meeting in June. They were very
appreciative of those in the com-
munity who donated flip flops.
They will also be collecting used
eyeglasses that will be fitted and
given locally to clients through Vi-
sion is Priceless and Volunteers in
Medicine with the assistance of Dr.
Janet Betchkal.
The group in the last several
months has helped Betty Griffin
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servicemen in Iraq and Afghani-
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Community Hospice, Nielsen
Organ Transplant, Moultrie Creek
Nursing Home, St. Francis House
and Sulzbacher Center.
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organization that meets the last Fri-
day of the month at Faith Commu-
nity Church Community Center
at 12:00 noon to do a small project
for the community. The group is
non-denominational. Members are
always welcome. There are no dues,
officers or stress. Projects are deter-
mined by members' suggestions.
The group relies solely on dona-
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more information, please contact


St. Simons Island:
Let's go Shrimpin' "
By Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander

Jacksonville has some of the
loveliest beaches in the South;
however, drive a little over an hour
north and discover a major differ-
ence. The coastal barrier islands
of Georgia, known as the Golden
Isles, have the highest tides on the
Eastern seaboard of the United
States. The oceanfront on islands
like St. Simons, Jekyll, Cumberland
and Sapelo run very wide at low
tide with lots of sandbars and then
almost disappears at high tide. The
repetition of the ebb and flow pro-
duces prolific breeding grounds for
shrimp and other marsh breeders.
Until recently, I'd never been
on a shrimp boat or watched
fishermen trawl- except in scenes of
Bubba shrimpin' in the movie For-
est Gump. I was fortunate to board
The Lady Jane in Brunswick (near
St. Simons) for a two hour outing
that not only let me see the opera-
tion up-close, but taste it, too. And,
there was even an on-board marine
biologist to explain all the sea-life
that came up in the catch.
I watched as Captain Larry
Credle lowered the nets and com-
manded the boat at a slow pace,
approximately three miles-per-hour.
The real fun started when the crew
pulled in the harvest and emptied
it on deck. Along with jumbo sized
opaque shrimp, the haul included
string rays, horseshoe crabs, puffer
fish, amberjack, Crocker, blue crab,
skate, baby octopus, some ancho-
vies and jellies. Not to worry, all
creatures except the shrimp were
quickly released back into the water.

rview. Our first grab also brought up
a baby Loggerhead turtle. Accord-
ing to marine biologist Paul Chris-

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The World Golf Village area
would like to welcome Dr. Robert
Kelsey, cardiologist, to the area. Dr.
Kelsey has been practicing in the
St. Augustine area since 1995 and
has recently opened an office loca-
tion in Shoppes at Murabella.
Originally from the West, Dr.
Kelsey attended college in Colo-
rado and graduated from medical
school from the University of New
Mexico. He completed his internal
medicine residency at the Univer-
sity of South Florida. He then went
on to complete a cardiology fellow-
ship at the University of Florida.
Dr. Kelsey and his staff pro-
vide a full range of cardiovascular
services including stress testing,
echocardiography, holter monitor-

ing, carotid doppler, peripheral
vascular disease (PAD) testing,
ambulatory BP monitor and they
are the only center for EECP in the
county. They also offer a com-
prehensive weight loss program
targeted towards patients with
heart disease.
Dr. Kelsey and his staff pride
themselves on courteous and com-
passionate care.

Did you know?
Interesting facts about
our area.
The average high temperature
in St. Johns County is 66
degrees in January and 91
degrees in July.

tina from the University of Georgia,
they only snatch about eight sea
turtles each year, so we were very
lucky to see one. Captain Credle
quickly snapped a photo, took some
measurements and filled out a form
for a state project following the
turtle population. Little Loggerhead
was then returned to the marshy
water where I hope he continues to
True to Captain Credle's word,
we got to taste some shrimp and
they really don't get any fresher. A
plate of beautiful boiled Georgia
shrimp were served with a side
of crackers and delicious cocktail
sauce. Most Georgia shrimp are
consumed within the state be-
cause of the popularity of the local
An excursion aboard the 60-
foot United States Coast Guard
certified 49 passenger steel-hull
boat couldn't make a better fam-
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It has been nearly 46 y
since a hurricane struck the
coast directly from the east
hurricane, Hurricane Dora
the only one to strike from
since records have been kep
back to 1851. Not too long
had the outer effects of three
coming from the west coast
caused substantial damage.
are only a very small percent
folks who remember the de
that Hurricane Dora cause
early morning hours ofSep
10, 1964. The storm made
hit at then sparsely popular
Beach with its 120 mph wi
a storm surge of 12 feet. Dc
tinued east to Lake City an
made a right turn and trave
through Georgia and the C
before going out to sea. Th
caused one death directly a
million damage. Although
been spared from devastatii
we should not let down our
and be prepared if a hurrica
headed our way.
With that said, I woulc
to devote this month's colu
hurricane awareness or safe
ricane season began on Jun(
lasts until the end of Nover

The Sheriff


By Contributing Writer David B. Shoar,
St. Johns County Sheriff

ears meteorologists are predicting a very
First active season in the Atlantic basin.
and that You should be familiar with the
has been terms Hurricane Watch and Hur-
the east ricane Warning. A Watch is issued
)t dating when conditions are favorable that a
ago, we hurricane could strike in 36 hours.
ee storms A Warning is issued when hurricane
t that force winds are expected to strike in
There 24 hours. By this time you should
itage of already have an emergency plan for
destruction yourself and family and begin imple-
d in the mentation of that plan.
tember Some things to consider in your
a direct preliminary plans are:
ed Vilano * Take photos of your property
nds and from all angles; it may not look
ora con- the same once the storm passes.
d then * Plan for elderly/handicapped/in-
led north valid care at a shelter or at home.
arolinas * Learn which routes will be safe
e storm during a storm.
nd $280 * Learn where official shelters are
we have located.
ng storms * Trim any dead wood from trees
r guard prior to the storm.
me is * Check for, fix or take note of
loose items on your structures
d like (shutters, screens, eaves, gutters,
mn to antennas, satellites).
ty. Hur- * Get and use a hurricane tracking
e 1 and chart

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will do if you have to evacuate.
* Get necessary supplies and secure
them in safe area.
* Plan for pet care.
* Review your insurance coverage.
* Protect your important docu-
* Show others in the family how to
turn off/on gas, electricity, and
* Make outside repairs.

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When a Hurricane Watch for your
area is issued you should do the
* Listen to official bulletins on
radio, TV or NOAA Weather
Radio and internet for updates.
* Check all supplies you already
have to see if they are in satisfac-
tory condition include batteries.
* Fill gas tank of vehicles, check oil
and tire pressure.
* Inspect mobile home tie-downs.
* Board, tape, cover windows and
doors or skylights.
* Secure boat.
* Secure any objects and furniture
that are outside.
* Check on all medical supplies,
special needs for elderly, handi-
capped, etc.
* Plan to evacuate if necessary.
When a Hurricane Warning is is-
sued here are some suggestions:
* Stay tuned to TV, radio, internet
or NOAA Weather Radio.
* Move valuables to higher location
* Move furniture away from win-
dows and cover.
* Fill containers (bathtub, plastic
jugs) with drinking water.
* Use phones only in an emer-
* Bring in/secure pets (food and
* Shut off water and electricity at
main breaker switch.
* Leave mobile homes.
* Leave low areas. If evacuating,
leave early.
Sometimes a hurricane path may
not be predictable and evacua-
tion orders could come at any
time. If you are asked to evacu-
ate, please do so early and know
the route you will be taking.
Remember there will be many
folks taking the same route from
a very large area so be sure to give
yourself plenty of time to leave
Finally, if you refuse to leave fol-

lowing an evacuation order, here
are some safety tips for riding out
the storm:
* Make sure your building is well-
* Turn the refrigerator to maxi-
mum cold.
* Freeze water in plastic containers;
if the electricity goes off you can
use the ice to keep food cold in
the refrigerator.
* Turn off utilities if told to do so
by the authorities.
* Unplug small appliances.
* Fill bathtub and containers with
* Stay indoors.
* Prepare for storm surge and pos-
sible flooding.
* Plan what to do if the winds
become too strong.
* Stay away from windows and
doors, even if covered.
* Stay in a small interior room,
hallway or closet.
* Close all inside doors, brace
exterior doors.
* If you have a two-story house,
stay on the first floor.
* Lie on the floor or under a table
or other sturdy object.
Now is the time to go over your
hurricane preparedness. If you have
not made any emergency plans,
you should do them now. Planning
ahead will save you unnecessary
stress from not knowing what to
do or not having the supplies you
will need to get you through the
hurricane watch, warning, storm and
aftermath. Print and post this list on
the refrigerator or somewhere it will
be easily seen.
Please visit our website, www.
sjso.org for additional information
concerning hurricane prepared-
ness and of course feel free to drop
me a line at dshoar@sjso.org. It is
our hope at the St. Johns County
Sheriff's Office that you have a safe
and happy summer.

New model home premiers in
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ICI Homes has opened a new
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Summerdown Way within Jul-
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Track Road and Flora Branch Bou-
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Don Wilford, North Florida
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said new single-family luxury
homes in Plantation Grove at Jul-

ington Creek Plantation range in
size from 1,850 square feet of living
space to almost 2,800 square feet.
The new Groveton model
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* Discuss the type of hazards
that could affect your family. Know
your home's vulnerability to storm
surge, flooding and wind.
* Locate a safe room or the
safest areas in your home for
each hurricane hazard. In certain
circumstances the safest areas may
not be your home but within your
* Determine escape routes
from your home and places to
meet. These should be measured in
tens of miles rather than hundreds
of miles.
* Have an out-of-state friend
as a family contact, so all your fam-
ily members have a single point of
* Make a plan now for what
to do with your pets if you need to
* Post emergency telephone
numbers by your phones and make
sure your children know how and
when to call 911.
* Check your insurance cover-
age. Flood damage is not usually
covered by homeowners insurance.
* Stock non-perishable
emergency supplies and a Disaster
Supply Kit.
* Use a NOAA weather radio.
Remember to replace its battery
every 6 months, as you do with
your smoke detectors.
* Take First Aid, CPR and
disaster preparedness classes.

If you evacuate:
Develop a family hurricane
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includes evacuation to a safer loca-
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* If possible, leave before local
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* If you decide to evacuate
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the greater the probability of traffic
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* If a hotel or motel is your
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* Most hotel and motels will
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The Stars' head coach Ray
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won the "Julington Creek Classic"
baseball tournament in May. They
swept the tournament undefeated,
beating a tough Mandarin team
out to win the championship.
In the first week in June they
competed in the Orange Park
tournament, where they beat the
home team favorite the Orange
Park Crush to come from behind
and win the tournament. Assisted
by Aimee Burgess, Chad Burgess,

Byran Davis, the Allstar players
are CJ Brockmeier, Cole Burgess,
Grant Davis, Logan Flores, Sebas-
tian Moore, Trey Tserio, Luke Uss-
ery, Jake Vorburger, Jack Wheeler,
Evan Wiley, Ian Wiley and Reese
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more tournaments before the
summer's end. Coach Ray will
then head up the new Fruit Middle
School football program as head
coach. (Go get 'em Ray!)

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The Liberty Sewers of Liberty
Pines Academy met for their final
time in late May after months of
sewing pillow cases for kids trying
to conquer cancer. The group of 16
fifth graders met after school twice
a month to cut, pin and sew cheer-
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chronic illnesses in the hospital.
The 16 "Sewers" completed over
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erings. Their motto is "sew, share,
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Olivia Lovin. The girls wanted to
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nity to give back. Haines' mom
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Conkerr Cancer, a group started
by a mom of young cancer patient
who wanted to make his hospital
stay more pleasant. He loved the
pillowcase she made so much, it in-
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the other children in the hospital's
oncology unit. Since then, the
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Bunny Buddies return to JCE
By Contributing Writer Paula Cervone, Second Grade Teacher,
Julington Creek Elementary

For the seventh straight year,
Julington Creek Elementary second
graders each lovingly made "Bunny
Buddies" to give to children enter-
ing Nemours Children's Clinic.
This year we donated 185 bunnies
made from soft dishcloths and rib-
bons. Many thanks go out to Wal-
Mart of Mandarin which donates
the money to purchase materials
each year.
The bunnies are washable,
cuddly and each have a poem and
note written by the child who cre-
ated the bunny. We also enclose a
set of directions so that if washed,
the bunny can easily be recreated
for the child.
In addition, this year we col-
lected new and gently used books

for the children at Nemours. We
were hoping for one to go with
each bunny, but ended up with
over 500 books!
The staff at Nemours loved
the bunnies and books and was
thrilled to have something to give
the children as they are entering a
very stressful situation. Parents are
disbelieving that they are getting
"something for nothing" and their
children do not want to let them
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of what they have made and are
anxious to give them to another
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SJC Teacher of the Year throws first pitch at Jacksonville Suns game

Diane Ousley, St. Johns
County's 2010 Teacher, was re-
cently honored at the Jacksonville
Suns' Teachers and Educational
Employees night and was given

the opportunity to throw the first
pitch of the game. The Jacksonville
Suns baseball team and Commu-
nity First Credit Union (CFCU),
a sponsor of the game, invited
Ousley to throw the first pitch of
the game as a way to honor her for
all of the hard work and dedica-
tion she has shown throughout the
years to the many students of St.
Johns County.
"I was terrified. It was all the
anticipation of not knowing if I
could really throw the pitch, but
once I got on the field, I relaxed a
little bit and the ball made it all the
way to the plate," said Ousley.
Ousley has been serving as a
teacher in St. Johns County for

21 years and has been teaching at
Landrum Middle School since its
opening in 1991. She teaches sixth
grade math, algebra and geometry.
Ousley also serves as Landrum's
math department chair.
As a sponsor of the night,
CFCU was given the responsibility
of choosing which teacher it would
choose to throw the first pitch.
"We chose Ms. Ousley because
we appreciate teachers and support
them. This was a great opportunity
to recognize and spotlight those
teachers who go above and beyond,
and she does just that," said Missy
Peters, a manager at CFCU.
Since being honored by the St.
Johns County Education Founda-

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"Substantially more than one
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It is vital for everyone to
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between the toes and on the palms.
To do a thorough skin exam, find a
well-lit location and use both full-
length and hand-held mirrors so
it is possible to see the back of the
head, back and buttocks.
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melanoma detection in mind. The
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* Asymmetry (one half unlike the
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poorly defined)
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following these tips:
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tion (SJCEF) as St. Johns County's
2010 Teacher of the Year, Ousley
has participated in events such as
the SJCEF's first annual donor
reception where she was a keynote
speaker. She has also been a guest
of The Players at The Players
Championship, the Jacksonville
Sharks arena football team and she
is currently looking forward to at-
tending Macy's Teacher of the Year
recognition event that is being held
this July.
"It was so exciting, I never
dreamed that I would ever get the
opportunity to do the things that
I have gotten to do. It's been really
incredible and I have had so much
fun," said Ousley.

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For the remainder of the sum-
mer all St. Johns County schools
are operating out of their area high
school, with two schools operating
out of Sebastian Middle School. This
period of school consolidation will
run through August 5.
School consolidation is one of
the cost-saving measures adopted by
the district to reduce energy costs
during the summer. This is in addi-
tion to the four-day workweek, 7:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and the one-week shut-
down being implemented July 19
through 22.
Each regional high school and
Sebastian Middle School will serve as
the operation center for the schools
that have been assigned to that site.
Individual school phone numbers

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this summer?
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Build a tree fort
Read the Percy Jackson series
See who can sell the most lemonade
Write a story

will not change and staff can be
reached by phone or e-mail at their
usual phone numbers and electronic
The NW area schools and their
assigned schools are as follows:
Bartram Trail High School
- Hickory Creek Elementary,
Liberty Pines Academy, Switzer-
land Point Middle and Timber-
lin Creek Elementary
Creekside High School - Cun-
ningham Creek Elementary,
Durbin Creek Elementary, Fruit
Cove Middle and Julington
Creek Elementary
Nease High School - Mill Creek
Elementary, Pacetti Bay Middle
and Wards Creek Elementary.
The school district will return to
the normal five-day workweek
beginning on Monday, August 9.

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"Many residents do not have the
time or funds to travel out of town
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cially those with family and work
responsibilities," Pickens said. "We
are opening big doors for students
with big plans. Opportunity is
Supporting the college's bac-
calaureate programs is the absence
of a public four-year institution in
Clay, Putnam and St. Johns coun-
ties. Statistics have also indicated
a positive impact on the district's
economic development.
According to SJRCC's vice
president for research and insti-
tutional effectiveness Rosalind
Humerick, who headed the initial
baccalaureate task force, the college
selected the two bachelor's degrees
following a community survey and
confirmation by a comprehensive
analysis of workforce needs.
Humerick said the Early Child-
hood Education program would
prepare local residents to fill a gap
in the projected demand for pre-K
through third grade teachers during
the next three years. The program
would also help fulfill the state's
2013 goal of requiring 50 percent

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Commission on Colleges. As stated
on the SACS website, the approval
means the SJRCC has moved from
a Level I to a Level II accredited
institution, allowing it to offer
bachelor's degrees in Early Child-
hood Education and Organizational
Management beginning in January
2011. The college received approval
from the State Board of Education
in March.
"We all share an overwhelming
sense of pride, accomplishment and
relief to be able to tell our com-
munities that this opportunity is
now available to them," said SJRCC
President Joe Pickens. "This dem-
onstrates the college's commitment
to enhance its training and answer
the district's workforce needs."
Pickens said local access to
the degrees will help very capable
students reach their potential.

Draw with sidewalk chalk
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Go to the park
Help somebody in need
Ride your bicycle
Start a collection
Redecorate your bedroom
Make a comic strip
Go on a shell hunt at the beach
Think of words that rhyme
Go to the library
Make jewelry
Have a water balloon fight
Make a summer salad
Make a rubber band ball
Form a band
Make up funny jokes
Make up a secret handshake
Come up with summer Olympics
Lie in a hammock
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Make a root beer float
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Solve crossword puzzles
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of its Head Start teachers to possess
a bachelor's degree.
Melanie Brown, SJRCC's vice
president for the open campus and
program innovation, said the school
districts in Putnam, Clay, and St.
Johns counties have expressed an
ongoing need for highly qualified,
certified teachers with the Reading
and ESOL Endorsements. The new
degree program has those endorse-
ments infused and was designed to
specifically meet the demand.
Anna Lebesch, SJRCC's vice
president for workforce develop-
ment, said the Organizational
Management program could
supply potential employees to fill a
projected 241 annual job openings
in the next five years. "It's an excel-
lent opportunity for those already
employed to advance within their
chosen careers," Lebesch said.
Pickens reiterated that the
mission of the College would not
change. "St. Johns will remain the
College of the community," he
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All our columns have been
directed toward the maintenance
and development of your pond
and water garden with the objec-
tive of developing a backyard
paradise for maximum enjoyment
with minimum maintenance. My
husband and I started out with the
emphasis on the gardening aspect

that gradually morphed into Koi
keeping because of the personalities
of the fish. However, it took us over
a decade before we would fully ap-
preciate the virtues of maintaining
a quarantine tank. Before you make
the same mistake I thought I would
explain the benefits of maintaining
a smaller separate environment.

The most obvious use of
the quarantine tank is to isolate
and treat sick fish. But an equally
important use is to isolate and
treat newly purchased fish before
introducing them into the main
pond. Sick and new fish are already
stressed, so every effort made to
provide a stress free environment


goes a long way to towards the heal-
ing process. These efforts should
include a method to provide hiding
places for the fish, such as a clean
ceramic pot turned on its side,
floating a piece of Styrofoam on the
surface or a water lily or any float-
ing plant. In addition to providing
shade and hiding places, as with the
main water garden, the addition of
aquatic plants help with the overall
balance of the environment.
Fish are community crea-
tures so always make sure there's a
buddy. I haven't looked up the exact
definition but I'm pretty sure it
takes more than one fish to make a
school. So when isolating a fish for
treatment, grab a buddy fish too. At
our house we have a couple of fish
that live in our quarantine tank all
the time to keep the tank balanced
and serve as buddy fish when need-
ed. When using your quarantine
tank for new fish, plan on them be-
ing there for six to 12 weeks if not
longer. During this time you will be
treating for a variety of parasites to
make sure they are not introduced
into your main pond.
The first treatment is always
a salt treatment. Add non-iodized,
non treated salt slowly till you reach
0.3 percent. That is three pounds
per 100 gallons of water. Remem-
ber to buffer the water by adding
baking soda. I also add a mesh bag
filled with well rinsed plain non-
scented all clay kitty litter. It is
great way to raise the hardness and
to clarify the water. Then treat for
parasites and bacterial activity over
the next few weeks.
When setting up a quarantine
tank you want to have a minimum

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than most people who claim to
be healthy! The program has even
allowed him to get off his prescrip-
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According to Smith, our
bodies have over a trillion cells
and once you start to feed your
cells properly, it is amazing what
your body will do on its own. Her
program is based on cellular nutri-
tion. Although Smith and her staff

are not doctors and don't make
any medical claims, they do feel
they can improve your health by
offering you high quality vitamins,
minerals and antioxidants that the

after sporting events. The body
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St. Johns County Beaches play
host to nesting Least Terns

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Residents and visitors are en-
couraged to visit St. Johns County
beaches for a rare opportunity
to view nesting Least Tern birds.
Nesting colonies may be viewed on
beaches at Porpoise Point, Matan-
zas Inlet and Summer Haven Inlet.
The public is invited to view
these extraordinary birds and snap
pictures. Beach driving is acces-
sible at the Porpoise Point location.
Please keep in mind that nesting
Least Terns are extremely suscepti-
ble to disturbance, so please do not

enter the posted
nesting areas.
Least Tern chicks
S are sometimes
hard to see, so
visitors should
proceed with
caution. Bird
stewards are also
available for any
questions visitors
might have regarding the birds.
Every year St. Johns County
beaches host many different spe-
cies during mating season. In
early spring, Least Terns return to
Florida from wintering grounds in
Latin America for nesting season
May through July.
For more information on Least
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The Riverdale United Meth-
odist Church will hold a fall Arts
and Craft Festival and Fish Fry
on Saturday, October 9 from
11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at
1028 County Road 13 South in
Riverdale. The event will feature
a variety of arts and crafts, plants,
herbs and baked goods for sale, a
silent auction, games for children
and good food. Mark your calen-
dars, tell your friends and join us at

the river for a great day! Additional
information is available from Susan
at 692-2491 or Carol at 819-1598.
Vendors interested in participat-
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details and to reserve space.

St. Francis in-the-Field
Episcopal Church is offering a
parents' Morning Out program
for the 2010 - 2011 school year.
If your children) are between 12

months and five years old they
can be enrolled in our program.
The program runs on Wednesdays
from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
The children are taught different
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while having lots of fun. The goal
of the program is to help develop
and increase their Christian beliefs
while giving parents a few chil-
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accredited with the State of Florida
and their standards of care. Please
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because no one is getting enough
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with her friends. Since you just had
a graduation party, it is not neces-
sary to have another big party. This
should be a small party so she can
say good-bye to her friends.
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We've now passed the halfway
point of 2010, a year with slow to
no job growth. Economists believe
jobs are the lagging indicator of a
recovering economy; this is of little
solace if you are unemployed. The
Duval County unemployment rate
is 11.6 percent, while the Florida
rate is 12 percent. If you're ap-
palled at our rate, Flagler County
has the worst rate in the state at
15.6 percent.
So, there are no jobs, what are
you supposed to do? Make your
own; statistically, this is the time!
According to the Kauffman Index
of Entrepreneurial Activity, 2009
"...might be remembered as the
year business start-ups reached
their highest level in 14 years..."
Perhaps another word for entrepre-
neurial is unemployed? Shockingly
those beginning their own business
are 35-44 year olds, followed by
55-64 year olds and more start-ups
are begun by minorities.
We had the opportunity to sit
down with the guru of small busi-
ness, the director of the Small Busi-
ness Development Center of UNF,
Catherine Hagen. She suggests
that when you're considering this,
consider what you know and what
you like. If you don't like painting
or cleaning, these might not be the
new businesses for you! And you
have to have a product or service
that people need. "Even if you like
baking lemon meringue pies, if
people don't need them..." Which
opens another can of worms, so to
speak. You must be aware of health
regulations and city and state li-
censing regarding small businesses.
You can't make that pie in the
same kitchen you make your kids'
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
and expect to sell it!
How do you avoid the pitfalls?
The center has a great workshop,
"How to Start Your Own Busi-
ness" and it's available to all. Call
620-2476 or go to www.sbdc.unf.
edu. Hagen suggests you first start
with a business plan and the center
can help you with that. Biggest
challenge? Funding. Banks are just
not lending to small start-ups, so
you must find alternate sources.
Perhaps you've received a severance
package from a previous employer?
Consider buying a business. You'd
be "buying yourself a job." Before
you take this step, you must make
sure that what you're buying has
value. Not only SBDC, but a

Catherine Hagen, director of the
Small Business Development Cen-
ter, UNF
great accountant needs to be on
board! There are opportunities that
require little capitol, such as house
cleaning, in-home childcare, some
pet services, etc. Just make sure
you have the proper permits and
When asked the biggest
misconceptions about starting and
running your own business, Hagen
stated, "...that you don't have to
work as hard and that the reward is
instantaneous." You'll work twice
as hard and may actually make less
money than you're used to-short
term pain and long term gain. At
the end of the day you'll have the
freedom to chart your own destiny.
The sky's the limit!
And as a regular feature of this
column, our favorite chef, Robert
Tulko, presents the very best of
summer (very inexpensive and
ooooh soooo easy):

Summer Chicken and Beer
Grill or bake (at 350 degrees)
eight chicken thighs, cooking them
until almost done.
Transfer the thighs to a large
skillet. Add a cup of your favorite
beer; the more flavor it has, the
more complex the flavor will be.
Cook for three minutes. Add a
tablespoon of sugar and a dash of
soy sauce. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes.
Thicken the sauce with corn starch
before removing from the heat.
"Serve with the rest of the beer of

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3450 CR210
Phone: 287-3223
Fruit Cove Baptist Church
501 State Road 13 North
Phone: 287-0996

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1755 State Road 13
Phone: 287-4865
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1630 State Road 13 North
Phone: (904) 230-3332
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1295 Roberts Road
Mill Creek Baptist Church
6019 State Road 16
Phone: 940-3130
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7211 County Road 208
Phone: 827-1600
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6320 State Road 13 N
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Phone: 940-1023
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Services at Fruit Cove M.S.
Phone: 568-7642
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(904) 230-7789
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Phone: 230-2955
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1028 CR 13 South
(904) 824-4050
San Juan Del Rio
Catholic Church
1714 State Road 13
Phone: 287-0519
St. Francis in-the-Field
Episcopal Church
895 Palm Valley Road (CR210)
Phone: 543-0112
St. Patricks Episcopal Church
1221 State Road 13
Phone: 287-2807
St. Johns Community Church
Services at: Fruit Cove Middle Sch.
St. Johns Vineyard
Services at Timberlin Creek Elem.
555 Pine Tree Lane
Phone: 284-3326
Swiss Cove Christian Church
1965 State Road 13
Phone: 287-5795
Switzerland Community Church
2179 State Road 13
Phone: 287-0330
Unity Church for Creative Living
2777 Race Track Road
The Village Church of WGV
4229 Pacetti Road
Phone: 940-6768
Wards Creek Baptist Church
7730 County Road 13 North
Phone: 522-0128

Summer ignites Americans'

thrill to grill

Six-out-of-ten Americans say
they can't wait to fire up the grill
and kick off the peak outdoor
cooking season, according to a
new poll conducted by the Hearth,
Patio and Barbecue Association
(HPBA). In fact, nearly 90 percent
say they plan to enjoy grilled food
in their own backyard during the
warmer months, indicating that
Americans are ready to shake off
the winter blues and get a taste of
"After an especially brutal
winter nationwide, people are
ready to cook outside and enjoy
the outdoors," said Leslie Wheeler,
HPBA's director of communica-
tions. "While we are seeing an in-
crease in grilling year round, it still
remains the quintessential summer

pastime. The warmer months bring
people together around the grill for
outdoor entertainment and deli-
cious food with the benefits of ease
and affordability."
While grilling is a shared
pastime, HPBA's 2010 National
Barbecue Month poll reveals that
flavor preferences and grilling styles
vary as widely as the people who
use them. The nationwide poll
shows America's grilling profile and
consumer taste preferences:
Dress up or strip down? When
it comes to enjoying a meal from
the grill, 65 percent of Americans
like to "dress it up" with a sauce,
marinade or seasoning and 21 per-
cent prefer to "strip it down" and
enjoy grilled food au natural.


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Betty Griffin House launches

improved, redesigned website

Betty Griffin House, the cen-
ter serving victims of domestic and
sexual abuse in St. Johns County,
is pleased to announce the launch
of its new and improved interactive
website. The updated and upgrad-
ed site, www.bettygriffinhouse.org
is a result of Unicorn Web Devel-
opment out of Middleburg.
Betty Griffin House Execu-
tive Director, Joyce Mahr says: "It's
been a long time coming and we
are thrilled to have such an easy to
navigate and educational site."
The updated site features

Some like it hot! Men more
than women say they like to turn
up the heat with spicy sauce or
steak sauce on their grilled meats
(42 percent vs. 31 percent).
When it comes to grill-side
manner, most adults report that
they are "all about the meat" (29
percent) or "all natural" (24 per-
cent), followed by "spicy or saucy"
(19 percent), adventurous (16
percent) and timid (6 percent).
Top toppings for hamburgers
and other grilled meat or vegetable
In the battle of the bottles, con-
sumers report they use ketchup
most often (66 percent of
respondents), with mustard (62
percent of respondents) close
Two-thirds of Americans say, "add
cheese, pl, -, ''
Overall, 74 percent of Ameri-
cans add lettuce, onion and/or
tomato. Women lean towards
the veggies more than men (80
percent of respondents vs. 68
Seventy percent of adults say
they are all about the buns and
prefer a traditional bun to com-
plete their grilled sandwiches.
No matter the preference for
mustard or ketchup, bun or none,
Americans agree that grilling pro-
vides an easy, cost-effective way to
get out of the house and enjoy bet-
ter tasting food during the warmer
months. Specifically, Americans say
the top pay-offs of grilling versus
eating out or oven cooked meals
More flavorful food (81 percent
of respondents)
Inexpensive compared to eating
out (76 percent of respondents)
Easier clean up (67 percent of
Healthier (64 percent of respon-
Less cooking time (53 percent of
"Now with more accessories
and products for grilling on the go,
people are taking the benefits of
outdoor cooking beyond the back-
yard and making any event into a
special meal," adds Wheeler.

include easy and secure ways to a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual
donate, interactive education mate- and group counseling, forensic
rial and up to date events informa- / medical rape exams, and legal
tion. They have streamlined the assistance. Confidential individual
sites navigation, making it more and group counseling are available
user-friendly and it now allows in all parts of St. Johns County
you to connect with Betty Griffin including Hastings, Ponte Vedra
House through the social media Beach, St. Johns, St. Augustine
site Facebook. and St. Augustine Beach. For more
As a private, nonprofit agency, information or to make a dona-
Betty Griffin House provides emer- tion, visit their website at www.
agency shelter to abused women, bettygriffinhouse.org.
men, their minor children. Other If you or someone you know
support services available to shelter is being abused, please call our
residents and non residents include hotline at 824-1555.

The new poll reports that most
adults plan to enjoy barbecuing
outside of the home this summer:
74 percent plan to enjoy
grilled food at a friend of relative's
house, 42 percent while picnicking,
39 percent while camping and 20
percent while tailgating.

Courtesy of Hearth, Patio and
Barbecue Association (HPBA),

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St. Johns County Medical Alliance awards

academic scholarships to local students

Karen Dehgan and AinsleyWarmuth, Medical All
Leanne Hamame of St. Joseph Academy

The St. Johns County Medical
Alliance recently awarded academ-
ic scholarships to three graduat-
ing St. Johns County high school
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medical related field of study.
Three $1,000 scholarships
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- Alexander Litvintchouk from
Pedro Menendez High School will
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JCE fifth graders celebrate end
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of elementary school!

JCE fifth graders have fun at their end of the year celebration.

Julington Creek Elemen-
tary fifth graders are "Up, Up and
Away" to middle school next year.
They celebrated on June 4 by
jumping, eating and dancing at the

school's annual fifth grade celebra-
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the students!
The day was made possible by
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tors, volunteers and JCE mainte-
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to everyone who helped with the
celebration. The coordinators of
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like to send a special thank you
to the individuals and companies
who provided JCE with free or
discounted services to help offset
the cost of the celebration. They
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Dead in the Family
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New neighborhood continues to expand,
please families

Durbin Crossing has become
home for hundreds of families in
Northeast Florida. These families
love the community for numerous
reasons, from the top-rated schools
to the expansive parks, from the
affordable, luxurious homes to the
strong feel of community. Durbin
Crossing, which has been named
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starts in recent quarters, continues
to experience sales success as more
and more families fall in love with
its family-oriented design.
"When we developed Durbin
Crossing, we envisioned a com-
munity for families," said Jason
Sessions, vice president and partner
of Sessions Development. "We
developed the community with
the great connectivity between
the homes, numerous parks and
incredible amenity centers. Our
residents have embraced these ele-
ments and made them part of their
everyday lives."
Within the community, the
amenities are endless with beautiful

Review byTG. Stanton amenity centers, recreational areas,
. . Trfamily parks and walking trails.
Bon Temps, Louisiana is the wolves for the full moon, bodies family parks and walking trails.
home of many supernatural beings. are popping up in strange places. - -
The vampire community came Sookie is also bonded and secretly I I I
out to the public sometime ago. married to the vampire leader of .... , . -
With the development of True her community. Eric Northman
Blood, the vamps no longer need runs area 5 and there is political
to feed on humans and have made upheaval in the vampire com w-.wm..dwastxam
themselves known to the world munity as well, leading to new
as more than myth and magic. dangers and issues for Sookie and
More recently, werewolves and her supernatural husband. Friends Important message from
various other shape-shifters have of various breeds may need to help the St. Johns County
gone public. Now the government Sookie out of this new situation. Council on Aging:
wants to regulate and control the Charlaine Harris has writ- T s
new populations. Census workers, ten many Sookie Stackhouse The senor latn
beware the angry super naturals! novels and this is the basis for the often the target of un-
Sookie Stackhouse is friend to hit HBO series True Blood. The scrupulous con artists
the supes and she has just discov- novels are slightly lighter than the who claim affiliations with
ered her own unusual roots. She series and there have been several organizations that serve
has always been different and now differences in storyline. It will be the elderly. Periodically,
she knows why. Sookie is a descen- interesting to see where the story is it becomes necessary for
dant of the local faerie leader. A taken by HBO. Each novel written the COA to clarify that
the COA to clarify that
recent fae war closed the portal to by Charlaine Harris has so far been
those of her blood, leaving some entertaining with crazy and funny they are not involved in
dead and some behind and Sookie characters, well-developed and in- any efforts to "survey" the
seriously injured. It seems one is tegral to the future. The books are financial status of seniors
hanging around Sookie's yard and quick reads and keep your atten- in St. Johns County nor
the reasons are unknown. Not only tion throughout the storyline. True are they affiliated with any
is this mystery unclear, but after Blood lovers and others should love insurance company or
loaning her lands to some were- this series of books. other organization seeking
to gain access to personal
a' information.

What's a flower lover to do?
By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS

The South Amenity Center offers a
5,000-square-foot grand clubhouse
with party room, full catering
kitchen, and community board-
room overlooks a massive pool
with junior Olympic length lanes
and starting blocks, waterslide and
separate children's pool. Also at the
South Amenity Center, the state-
of-the-art fitness center features the
most modern innovations includ-
ing a variety of cardio equipment
with personal flat-screen televisions
that rival any professional gym.
A multi-purpose field with four
lighted tennis courts, basketball
and volleyball courts, and children's
play area complete the offerings of
the South Amenity Center.
The community's North
Amenity Center is a more intimate
version of the South Center with
the same beautiful architecture, but
with luxuries all its own including
a gorgeous clubhouse with party
kitchen and clubroom, an oversized
family fun pool with splash park,
a children's play area, four lighted
tennis courts, basketball court and
a perfectly manicured multi-pur-
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"In addition to our outstand-
ing amenities, Durbin Crossing
offers homes built by some of the
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Additionally, residents also
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connectivity in the community.
Durbin Crossing is also conve-
niently located adjacent to several
of the St. Johns County School
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Perhaps you love flowers
but are tired of the usual nursery
pansies and petunias. Maybe you
would also like to spend more time
enjoying your yard and less time
replacing faded plants.
A great many flowering plants
are classified as annuals, mean-
ing they grow, bloom and die in
less than a year, usually within a
single season. Pansies for example
are annuals. Plant them when the
weather is cool; pull them out
when it heats up. Another class of
plants, perennials, lives for years
but many of these are plain-Jane
plants most of the year with a short
bloom season. Leave town on vaca-
tion and you might miss the show
So what's a flower lover to do?
If you are willing to search them
out, there are tough plants that live
a long time and bloom almost year
round. Some may be killed back
by freezing weather, but most grow
back quickly in spring if mulched
well to protect their root systems.
Plant these and they will win your

heart with their non-stop flowers.
Bush Daisy: This easy plant
blooms continuously until frost.
Flowers are daisy-like and bright
yellow. Prune lightly to control size
if they get too tall.
Hibiscus: A familiar southern
plant with huge, beautiful blooms
in an astonishing range of flower
colors. Hibiscus needs sun to
bloom well. Plants are hardy to
about 30 degrees, lower if given
overhead protection from tree
limbs or a porch overhang.
Impatiens: Nothing brightens
a shady corner better than a carpet
of white impatiens. Officially
impatiens is an annual, but plants
reseed and naturalize. You only
need to plant a few to get them
started. If they get leggy cut them
back to six inches and they will
re-grow. Impatiens needs shade and
Lantana: These plants love
heat and sun. Trailing and mound-
ing types are available in many col-
ors. Check on mature size before

buying as some types grow into
large shrubs.
Plumbago: If you love blue,
this one's for you. A shrubby,
mounding plant, it blooms
continuously bearing clusters of
delicate flowers in shades of pure
white through deep blue. Purchase
a plant in bloom if you want to
be sure of flower color. Prune in
late winter to control size. If not
pruned, plumbago will grow into
a large shrub. Plant in full to part
Porterweed: So easy to grow
they call it a weed. Blooms con-
tinuously if given full to part sun
and the showy spikes of flowers in
pink or blue attract butterflies and
hummingbirds as well as humans.
Porterweed is killed by freezing
temperatures but usually self-sows
itself and new plants come up in
Other long-blooming peren-
nials to look for include Butterfly
Bush, Mexican Bush Sage, Shrimp
plant and perennial Salvias.

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The "new" Erin Stehl revealed on Dr. Phil
By Contributing Writer Wes Greer, Owner, Fitness Together

Fitness Together Jacksonville owner Wes Greer, Dr. Phil, Lori Eboli and
Erin Stehl

Three months, countless
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Four seventh-grade students
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part of the program, these aca-
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exams (ACT of SAT) to learn more
about their abilities.
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lege-bound seniors who took the
Liberty Pines Academy
students who attended the state
recognition ceremony held Thurs-
day, May 13 at the University were
Cay Collier, daughter of Chris and
Angela Collier; Madeline Tatro,
daughter of Geoffrey and Carol
Tatro; Hannah Shaffer, daughter of
David and Missy Shaffer; and Paige
Fierbaugh, daughter of Chris and
Donna Fierbaugh. Hannah Shaffer
also qualified to attend the grand
recognition ceremony on the Duke
University campus in Durham,
North Carolina. The grand recog-
nition ceremony honors seventh
graders who have earned scores
equal to or better than 90 percent
of college-bound seniors who took
the same tests.
The Duke TIP program is a
non-profit educational organiza-
tion that is recognized as a leader
in identifying and serving the
educational needs of academically
gifted youth.

Teen Craft: "Make Your
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Thursday, July 22
2:00 PM
Teens in grades 6-12 are
invited to make a beautiful
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accessory for your back-to-
school wear. Bring a friend or
two and have fun beading!
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They earned the BRC title by
defeating the 13U team from
San Jose Athletic Association in a
thrilling 10-8 come-from-behind
victory, scoring six runs in the
last inning to secure the win. The
Cyclones coaches and players are:
Back: Coaches Jeff Smith, Michael
Handley and Chris Hoelle; Middle:
Zack Smith,Trevor Handley, Joe
Hoelle, John Arena and Chris
McGlone; Front: Albert Fultz, Blake
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Not pictured:Tucker Boyett and
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CHS dance team excels at local summer camp
By Contributing Writer Chris DiPatre
For the third year since the
team's inception, the Creekside
High School dance team has rep-
resented its school at a nationally
recognized dance camp.
In June, Coach Jessica Jolly
and Captains Kimmie Triplett and
Brianna Trupiano lead their newly
formed team to a great week at
the Universal Dance Association
(UDA) summer camp held at Jack-
sonville University. It was a busy
week spent learning new routines,
dance technique and conditioning.
Captain Brianna Trupiano
received a "Special Recognition
Award" from Coach Jolly for her The 2010-2011 Creekside High School dance team. Back: Kimmie Triplett,
outstanding efforts on behalf of the Megan Cromwell, Shannon McFadden, Brooke Woodall, Brianna Trupiano,
team. Abby Lennon, Dee Roos, Dani DiPatre, Ashley Alford and Kailah Lawson.
Front: Caroline Petty, Coach Jessica Jolly and Savannah Fox.
The team earned a trophy and
a high percentage of superior marks 2011 competition season. portunity to bond and grow as a
for additional performances. The The girls enjoyed a great week team. We wish them well for the
team also received an invitation to of dance instruction and the op- upcoming fall season. Go Knights!
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