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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.com MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS What’s InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 9 Junior Achievement Page 10 Wm. Bartram Highway Page 12 New Eagle Scout Page 13 The Lifestyle Guru Page 14 Meet your brain! Page 15 Movie Review Page 16 Senior NewsLine Page 18 Back to School section Page 19 Rotary exchange studentsPage 21 Liberty Pines update Page 24 School bus riding rulesPage 27 Faith News Page 28 Capt. Davids Fishing Page 29 Gardening Page 30 Local sports teams Page 33 High school football Page 34 College football Volume 11, Issue 8August 2011The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 FREE ONLINE CLASSIFIED ADS Go towww.thecreekline.comand click onFree Classi ed Ads P f ly www.AccessChurch.org The St. Johns County School District is hosting a district-wide orientation on Friday, August 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Many schools have also scheduled special times for When she strides across the room, you see a young woman with an elegant gate and a con“ dant poise (more on that later). Shes dressed stylishly tailoredŽ with a little preppy thing going on. Shes Dawn Sapp … the “ rst female principal for the Bears of Bartram Trail High School. Shes head cheerleader in the o hours for her athletic director husband, Terry, down at Pedro Menendez High School. Shes also mother of Kaycee who starts at Florida State University in the fall and Will, a St. Augustine High sophomore. She will quickly tell you her dream has always been to be principal of an educational establishment … and she wants to make the most of it! That being her goal, she “ nished the University of Floridas “ ve-year pro-teach program and went to the University of North Florida to get her educational leadership studies which are required for administrative work. She also spent a year of internship during college with a family in Barcelona, Spain; that beVillages Football Association (VFA), in its third season of existence, will enter the season as a member of the newly formed St. Johns River Youth Football Conference (www.sjryfc. com). SJRYFC is an American Youth Football (AYF) a liate and is comprised primarily of football and cheer organizations in St. Johns and Clay Counties. There are eight member organizations in the conference in its inaugural season. All member organizations have exactly one vote on the conference board which ensure The 2011-2012 school year begins on Monday, August 22Back to school is nearly here! Get to know new BTHS Principal Dawn SappBy Donna Keathley Villages Football looks forward to fall seasonBy Contributing Writer Scott Davisgroups of students and their parents to come on campus prior to the district orientation date. This allows them time to get supply lists, receive class schedules and meet their teachers. Parents are encouraged to call or visit their schools website to verify any changes in orientation and open house dates. The district is also encouraging parents to register kindergarten students and new students to the county and/or the public school system before school begins on August 22. School Board member Beverly Slough shares, The beginning of every school year is such an exciting time! It is really important that we have as many students registered before opening day as possible so that we can be sure that we have the right number of teachers in place. Open house and orientation are equally as important. Students meet their teachers and learn the layout of their schools.Ž To be eligible for public kindergarten, children must be “ ve years old on or before September 1 and must reside in St. Johns County. To register for “ rst grade, children must be six years old by September 1 and have successfully completed kindergarten. The childs certi“ ed birth certi“ cate is required at the time of registration. Only the legal name is acceptable on student records. Parents must register children at the school where they have been zoned for the 20112012 school year and should Administrators, teachers and students at Julington Creek Elementary are busy preparing for the start of the 2011-2012 school year. ing said, her Spanish is dicey because the family preferred her to speak English to help them with our language! Sapp says she is back homeŽ at Bartram, as she was on the start-up team when the school “ rst opened. She also opened the Ninth Grade Academy in the portable buildings that sat on the back lot as the assistant principal. Then her career track took her to St. Augustine High where she served under four di erent princi-Dawn Sapp cont on pg. 9 Back to School cont on pg. 25that the conference will always be run equally by the member organizations. The conference is open to all football organizations in St. Johns and Clay counties. Villages Football and SJRYFC are dedicated to offering football and cheerleading to all kids between the ages of “ ve and 15. No kids are excluded due to their size or forced to play tackle football with kids two or more years their senior. Teams are formed based on school grade, so kids are always playing with other kids their age that they are more comfortable and safer with. The system and the conference have proven to be quite popular. VFAs football registration numbers are up over 50 percent from their 2010 num-VFA cont on pg. 11 St. Johns River Youth Football Conference Skills and Drills Camp on June 25 at Francis Field in St. Augustine.


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www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreeekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@rtpublishinginc.com or 886-4919. RT Publishing, Inc.RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 Publisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie ompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.com ja@rtpublishinginc.com The Ocean BreezeMandarin NewsLine Players Journal e CreekLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via standard mail to homes and businesses in NW St. Johns County. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. e writers opinions do not necessarily re”ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2011. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy BURGERS Get “red up for grilling season with great tasting meat that comes from healthy animals. With high quality standards that include no antibiotics, no added growth hormones* or animal by-products in the feed, our meat is delicious and ”avored by nature.*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pork and poultry. valid at whole foods market jacksonville only. not valid with any other offer or tm discount card. not redeemable for cash or gift cards. limit one coupon per customer. no copies, duplications or facsimiles will be accepted. 10601 SAN JOSE BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 322575$Any $15 purchase of MeatOFFPLU 30631 VALID UNTIL AUGUST 31, 201110601 SAN JOSE BOULEVARD JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/jacksonville Copies of online coupons are not accepted. 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, August 18 and Saturday, August 20 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 testing. The next Native Plant Class will be held on Thursday, August 18 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Building Auditorium, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. Because landscaping with native plants is becoming mainstream, experts in the area are teaming up to provide information to homeowners. Once established, native plants require less watering and maintenance because they thrive in their natural environment. Instructors include Beverly Fleming, Florida Master Naturalist Instructor; Gail Compton, columnist and naturalist; and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant. This class is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact 6923927 or renee@nativeplantconsulting.com. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Tuesday, August 16, Monday, August 22 and Monday, August 29 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 meets the “ rst Thursday of every month 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The ” otilla 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. The Oak Ridge Boys will perform all of their classic country and gospel songs from their 35 plus year musical career live in concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. (gates open at 6:00 p.m.) A portion of the proceeds bene“ ts United Way of Saint Johns County. Tickets are available at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box o ce (209-0367) or online at ticketmaster.com. The Friends of Bartram Trail Library will present ACT and SAT preparation classes at the library. The SAT class will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the ACT class will begin at 6:30 p.m. All classes will be held on Monday. The class dates are: August 29, September 12, September 19, September 26 and October 3, 2011. Registration is required and class size is limited. Registration closes on August 15, 2011. A donation of $25 for each class series a student takes is requested. Please register via email to btbfol@yahoo.com and include the students name, grade and class selection (ACT or SAT). T he Northwest St. Johns County Community Coalition (NWSJCCC) will meet on Thursday, August 25 beginning 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 attend these important, informative meetings. For additional information, please contact Phyllis Abbatiello at 703-9142.Whats New cont on pg. 8


Page 4, The CreekLine • August 2011 • www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 Jan Rowe All of your insurance under one roof904-260-681114985 Old St. Augustine Rd. Ste 117 Jacksonville Fl 32258 Auto Home Business Life you have insurance coverage. BUT DO YOU HAVE The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Over 15 Years Legal Experience904-665-0005www.preddylaw.com Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. Jim Taylor provides TaylorMade Solutions Call me at 904-705-1692 or TaylorMade4You@bellsouth.net to discuss how I can provide Solutions tailor-made for You. 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I was not in favor of some things on this budget so I joined with other commissioners to eliminate certain items that could be done legally and make some changes I believed to be damaging to us in our attempt to get past the bad time that was coming. Please remember that no one on our current board approved that budget. Four of us were not on the board when it was passed and the one member that was voted against it. We cut items with construction cost at over $5 million. It would have cost us over $1 million per year to operate these facilities. We cut 47 new hires and then allowed the new hires for the “ re service only. We implemented a hiring freeze and later under new administration changed that to a hiring chill. We did away with commissioners aides and certain travel reimbursements that had been totally misused in the past. We moved to hire a new administrator which would bring about more changes that were vital to our future. Had we not started with this and some other things, our county would have been in serious trouble early on just like most other counties. In 2007 if we had told you that in the next “ ve years we would: € Reduce the budget for “ ve consecutive years for a total reduction of $183 million. € Reduce the workforce by over 240 positions. € Reduce property tax revenues to 2006 levels. € Reduce spending in the county departments under the County Commission to 2005 levels. € Reduce take home vehicles from 112 to 12 for emergency use only. First of all, you would not have believed it could be done. Guess what? It was done and our services for you have only been slightly impacted. Our new administrator joined us in July 2007. He is the “ rst professional administrator our county has ever had. Our board gave him direction to do whatever necessary to repair our operations and prepare us for the economic downturn. He has done just that. Besides all of the reductions mentioned above, Michael Wanchick continues to accomplish things that are vital to our existence. Some of those actions are as follows: € Our employees have not had raises for four years and were put on a “ ve-day furlough last year. € An incentive for early retirement. € Increased employee contributions to medical insurance and retirement. € Updated County Purchasing Manual. Our club has been keeping busy these past few months. New o cers were inducted on July 1 with new President Frank Gwaltney leading the club. The club was also recognized at the Rotary District conference as third in per capita giving to the Polio Plus program, which is the e ort to eradicate polio. This past year we also completed assisting with JCP CAREs Dog Day Afternoon, donated interactive computer hardware to Cunningham Creek Elementarys ESE program, provided migrant worker dinners in Hastings and made a signi“ cant donation to St. Vincents new mobile medi-Cut county spending? We have done just that!€ Re-bidding of county contracts (not done in the last 20 years). € Re-bidding of county insurance plans. € Saved $8 million per year by addressing the OPEB liability. € Increased outsourcing of county operations. € Implemented performance measures. If you hear someone say, The county should cut spending!Žƒplease tell them we have. The number one goal of the current commission is to increase economic development so that we can provide jobs and an increase in commercial tax base. This is the only way to bring down your residential ad valorem property tax. Our commercial tax base is at about 11 percent and should be at the 30 percent to 40 percent level. We have worked hard to create a business-friendly condition in your county and it is paying o If you know of a business that is looking for a new home, bring them to us. We are business ready! Rotary Club of Bartram Trail UpdateBy Contributing Writer Jamie Mackeycal clinic. Our water project to provide basic sanitation facilities to 30 schools in Guatemala is well underway. We currently have 21 schools completed, three under construction and six remaining for August and September. A site visit was made in March 2011 to see the “ rst four schools and meet our Rotary Club of Antigua Guatemala partners. We also met the Peace Corps trainers assigned to the individual schools and they are having an impact on each school. The workmanship of the facilities is excellent and the project is on schedule to be completed by the end of their school year in October. The project supports the Peace Corps Health Schools initiative which establishes a curriculum to teach elementary school students basic hygiene habits. The schools may only have one hose faucet for 100 students, which is insu cient to run the program. Our project is to construct the facilities such as hand washing stations, water storage tanks and bathrooms as needed at the individual schools. In partnership with four other local Rotary Clubs and using Rotary district and foundation grants, this $43,000 project impacts 5,800 students at 30 schools. Thank you to all who have donated to our toothbrush and tooth paste collection this spring! Please support our latest fundraising e ort for our local and international projects. Our third annual Poker Night will be held Thursday evening, August 18 at the Poker Room on Racetrack Road. The entry fee is only $65 this year. Please contact Thomas Carroll at 537-6676 for tickets or more information. The club meets every Thursday morning at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. Visitors are welcome. Please visit our website at www.bartramtrailrotary.org or contact club President Frank Gwaltney at 803-9850 for more information about Rotary and our club. New 500 gallon water storage tank with hand washing station at Panabajal.


www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, Chariman, St. Johns County School Board ( 904 ) 825 9960 In the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center on CR 210 W2220 CR 210 W, Suite 312, St. Johns Florida 32259 End of Summer Special10% OFFAny dental treatment, including crowns, bridges, partials, veneers, etc. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 9/17/11New Patient Special Adults $99 & Children $79Includes dental exam and x-rays, a uoride treatment, teeth cleaning and polishing. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 9/17/11 Gentle, Caring Dentistry for the Whole Family TANSFADE;WRINKLESDONT. DON'TTRADEYOUR YOUTHFULSKIN FORATEMPORARYTAN!LetPVPSbeyourfirstchoiceforanti-agingproductsand rejuvenatingtreatments.ForaFREEskinanalysis,contact ourofficeat904.273.6200. 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Our school district has experienced extraordinary reductions in funding in the past “ ve years. Estimated annual reductions for the Operating Fund are in excess of $35.5 million based on the per pupil allocations in 2007-2008. Due to declining property values and the legislatively reduced millage, revenues for Local Capital Improvement Funds (the monies used to build and maintain schools) are projected to be $59 million less than “ ve years ago. This reduced funding will jeopardize our ability to maintain our existing schools or build new ones. Florida K-12 funding for $1000 in personal income continues to rank 50th in the nation. Despite all these constraints, the school district portion of the local ad valorem tax bill is projected to decline by 0.183 mil. This calculation may change if the state requires us to levy more in the Required Local Effort portion of the tax. Required Local E ort is the amount of money that the state requires that we levy if we want to receive any state funding for our Over the past “ ve years I have attended the Julington Creek Plantation CDD board meetings regularly. I want to say thanks to all of the residents who have spoken up over the past two years regarding the JCP CDD budget. The goal was to have the board of supervisors take a greater role in developing the annual budget numbers and raise their awareness regarding the budget in order to stop assessment fees from increasing. This year we have accomplished that. Under the guidance of Basham and Lucas, Engineers and Architects, the general manager and the previous board of supervisors have built a beautiful facility. I am sure everyone agrees it is a positive experience to see so many families enjoying the facilities. However, there was concern from some residents that the board was not asking in-depth questions regarding the annual budget since assessments increased each year. In FY2010 and 2011 assessments were pumped up when published projected revenues in FY2009 were not met; that was when residents started to ask questions. At the July 2010 meeting the board of supervisors were asked by the residents in the room to go back through the FY2011 Proposed Budget one more time. The board agreed to do this and with the help of the Recreation Center sta they were able to eliminate $117,000 from the proposed budget. This started the process of looking at the budget in a more detailed manner. Requests made by residents over the last year were: 1) Reformat the annual budget at department levels for better understanding of each department projections. 2) Establish speci“ c titles for the di erent reserve accounts, which will provide greater insight into the capital reserves on the balance sheet. 3) Keep assessments the same for FY2012. These requests are being implemented. All members of the current board appear to have a hands-on approach to understanding the budget. They appear to be taking detailed insight to the proposed FY2012 budget. I realize this is currently taking a lot of their personal time and we appreciate their e orts. Hopefully, in the future the involvement will remain children. This year, $75 million could be in jeopardy if we chose not to levy the amount that the state says we must. Unlike other taxing authorities in our county, the School Board has very little ” exibility in the millage that it levies. The state sets the vast majority of the amount that appears on your tax bill. With falling property taxes, we continue to experience falling revenue. However, our district has worked hard over the last “ ve years to prepare for these lean times. Because of our strong fund balance, we are able to weather these reductions without teacher layo s or reductions in programs. Just as is true with your personal savings, we cannot continue to sustain cuts of this magnitude with our fund balance. We project that we can sustain ourselves for the next two years, but we will face the challenges of other counties after that time if the economy does not improve. As mentioned previously, our superintendent, Dr. Joe Joyner and I are serving on a statewide Race to the Top committee focused on rewriting the standards by which our school leaders and teachers are measured. The committee has completed the initial draft of the revision to the principal standards and they have now been posted for public comment, which continues through August 20. I encourage you to go to the link to read the standards and leave your feedback. The committee reconvenes in September to review the public comments and adjust our work. The link to leave your thoughts is www.” doe.org/profdev/ FPLSRevisions.asp. We look forward to August 22, when we welcome back over 30,000 students to our schools. Let this be the year when you decide to volunteer to help ensure the success of each one of them. Contact your local school to see where you can help! As always, thank you for your commitment to and support of public education. If I may assist you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@ stjohns.k12.” .us. Following is a correction/clarication provided by County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson regarding her From the Commissioners DeskŽ column which was published in the July 2011 issue of The CreekLine: Even with an increase of .75 mills, the 2012 millage rate proposed by Administration is below the 2011 roll up rate of 7.5381 mills. By maintaining a at millage rate in FY 11, St. Johns County operated with a 11.5 percent reduction in property tax receipts over the previous year. By cutting cost and dipping into reserves, the County Commission left almost $16 million in St. Johns County taxpayers pockets. Most people do not know this because many of us still had increases in our property tax bill, especially people who are still protected by Save Our Homes.ŽCorrection: Letter to the Editor JCP CDD budget commentsthe same with less time required. I am sure there will be some people who will disagree with my statements, but I say to you, go back and look at the proposed and adopted budget and department revenue projections for years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and compare with the 2012 budget. Look at the assessment fees in the past and the year of low assessments when surplus money was used to reduce these fees. Think about when the residents asked the board and sta to look at the proposed FY2011 budget one more time. They were able to re-negotiate contracts and reduce the proposed budget by $117,000. The “ nancial information the board just received through May 31, 2011 (eight months of operation) for the current year indicates no one revenue generating department is covering expenses at this time. Focusing on department “ nancials gives everyone a clear picture. It took a lot of e ort on everyones part„the general manager, the Recreation Center sta the board of supervisors and the residents of the community„asking questions to get to where we currently are; for the “ rst year since FY2008, there will be no increase in the FY2012 assessments. We have made progress and hopefully progress will continue to be made. Suggestions for improvements: Quicker turn around time on the “ nancials; looking at 45 day old “ nancial information at a board meeting is too long. (Move the board meeting to the third week of the month) Continue to research and discuss ideas and ways to make it possible for some departments to become self supporting. Continue e orts to reduce the operations dependency on assessments. I would like for the supervisors to work as a cohesive unit for the “ nancial well being of the wholeŽ community. I feel good about what has been accomplished. The goal has always been The Best Facility for the Best Price.Ž These are strictly my comments and observations. Signed, Dorothy Davis


Page 6, The CreekLine • August 2011 • www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes and One or More Cardiovascular Risk Factors? Are you doing all the things you should to control your Type 2 Diabetes and your blood sugars are not controlled?You may qualify to participate in a clinical research study of an investigational drug for diabetics if you: (high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes more than 10 years, current smoker, high cholesterol, a history of MI, heart stents, stroke, or peripheral artery disease) related medical exams. You may be reimbursed for time and travel. MA1106824 For more information call:St. Johns Center for Clinical Research ( 904 ) 209-3173www.jaxresearch.com Boating safety Its great to be sheri of a county that has so many wonderful assets. Among the top recreational opportunities are both saltwater and freshwater boating. There are very few places in Florida where boats can be launched on the Intracoastal Waterway with access to the ocean and then just a couple of dozen miles to the west you can launch into the St. Johns River for some of the “ nest freshwater boating in the nation. St. Johns County is truly a Mecca for boaters. Our Marine Unit partners with the Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies to enforce boating regulations and to promote safe boating. Unfortunately, on occasion, our dive team and aviation unit are also called upon to look for victims of boating accidents or to hunt for missing watercraft or people. This year St. Johns County Emergency Management has released a new Evacuation Zone Map. The new map is a result of the Florida Statewide Regional Evacuation Study, a four year study evaluating demographic and land use analysis, critical facilities inventory, hazards analysis, vulnerability, behavioral, shelter and regional evacuation transportation network New hurricane evacuation zones for St. Johns CountyBy Contributing Writer Kelly Wilson, Planner, St. Johns County Emergency Managementanalyses and GIS. The new St. Johns County Evacuation Zone Map looks different because new data about storm surge and land elevations have been used to create a more accurate map. As a result, many properties have a new evacuation level this year. You will also notice that the Zones are now A … E; this is due to storm surge values being removed from the Sa r Simpson Wind Scale analysis. Better technology and forecasting have allowed the National Weather Service to produce better mapping and results. It has also proven that speci“ c sized storms can generate a greater storm surge than normally associated with that size storm. We know hurricanes are not always well-behavedŽ in their track or averageŽ in their size and forward speed. For example, in 2005, Hurricane Katrina was a Category 3 storm at landfall, yet produced a higher storm surge than catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Camille in 1969. As a result, the evacuation zones have changed from So this month I would like to suggest some rules for safe boating.First and foremost, be weather wise. Check the forecasts for possible storm activity and if you are bound for the ocean determine if the surf conditions may have waves that could put your size boat at risk of capsizing. No matter where you may be boating if you notice darkening clouds, changing winds and sudden drops in temperature, play it safe and head for shore. Develop a ” oat plan. Inform a family member, friend or the sta at your marina where you are going and how long you intend to be gone. You should also give them the name of the captain and all passengers, boat type and registration and the types of communication and signal equipment you have on board. Use common sense. Be alert at all times and operate at a safe speed for the conditions you encounter. Be sure to follow the navigational buoys and markers that have been placed for your safety. Steer clear of larger vessels that may not be able to stop and turn in time to avoid collisions. Make sure there is another person on board who is familiar with all aspects of the boats operation, handling and safety equipment who could get back to shore in case the primary skipper is injured or incapacitated in any way. It is required by the United States Coast Guard that personal ” otation devices (PFD) or as they are most commonly known, lifejackets, of the proper size be on board for everyone on your boat. In Florida, children under “ ve must wear a right-sized PFD whenever the boat is moving. All boats larger than 16 feet must also have a ” oat that can be thrown should someone fall overboard. Did you know that a majority of victims who drown after a boat is in an accident or capsizes were recovered not wearing a lifejacket? In Florida anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more must pass an approved boater safety course and have in his/her possession a photographic boating safety education identi“ cation card issued by the state Wildlife Commission. Lastly, a word of caution about alcohol use while boating. Boat operators under the in” uence of alcohol double the odds for being involved in an accident. Most alcohol related boating accidents do not result from collisions but from falls on deck or overboard. In Florida boat operators found to have a blood alcohol content .08 or higher will be charged with a BUI. For boat operators under the age of 21 that BAC level for charges drops to .02. I truly enjoy boating in the waters of our beautiful county and I hope you do as well. Thank you for reading my monthly columns and I always welcome and appreciate your comments and suggestions. My email address is dshoar@sjso.org.numbers to letters so zones are no longer connected to the category of the storm. St. Johns County Emergency Management is also excited to announce the launch of the My Evacuation ZoneŽ tool on our website. Thanks to the tireless work of our extraordinary St. Johns County GIS Department we are better able to assist our citizens in determining their evacuation zone. Just go to www.sjcemergencymanagement. com and look for the icon labeled My Evacuation ZoneŽ on the right sidebar. This will take you to the My Evacuation Zone page where you will be able to enter your address and “ nd your new Evacuation Zone. We invite you to take some time to thoroughly view the St. Johns County Emergency Management Website for preparedness, evacuation, shelter and other vital information to keep you and your family safe. Even if you have lived in St. Johns County for a long time, its more important than ever to check your homes evacuation zone. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913


www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 7 Discover a fresh new shopping experience in St. Johns. 95 210 2220 County Rd. 210 Win St. Johns Leo Maguir e Pkwy .St. Johns Golf & Country ClubCimarrone Golf & Country ClubSouth Hampton Golf CourseGreenbriar Rd. Race Track Rd.Old St. Augustine Rd.Phillips Hw y. 1 9A 13San Jose Blvd.Russell Sampson Rd.Julington Creek 295St. Johns River Loretto Rd.Mandarin Rd Roberts Rd. winndixie.com/transformation 2220 County Road 210 West in St. Johns Store hours: 7:00 AM … 11:00 PM daily Be inspired in our open air Grand Opening:Wednesday, August 10th Is it acceptable for the government to waste one million dollars? Surely you would say no, but is it acceptable to waste a little money? A JCP CDD supervisor made a presentation at the last meeting and, as I understood the intent of their presentation, they tried to justify the department losses by claiming only a few dollars is spent in each department, per property owner. To me, it is o ensive to think that wasting even one penny of the taxpayers money is acceptable just because we have the money in the budget. Your elected o cials have a duty to ensure that the CDD operates as e ciently and e ectively as possible. If the JCP CDD approves an operating budget of $4,148,970 and only takes tax revenue of $2,792,236, the JCP CDD is forced to generate additional revenue to cover the additional expenses. Some might say the extra revenue allows the JCP CDD to o er additional services that it would otherwise not be able to provide and covers other expenses. The fact is, the additional revenue only pays a portion of the expenses required to o er fee-based services. The Special Events department is the only department that is projected to cover its expenses this year. Lets look at just two departments that most people assume make money. From my perspective, both departments are necessary and we should o er those services, but not at a loss. However, in the 2012 Fruit Cove resident Ron Cleveland and Wounded Warriors will be riding 530 miles in the 9/11 American Challenge, from Liberty State Park near the World Trade Center site via Shanksville Pennsylvania and nally to Washington D.C. Participants will include survivors, family members and rst responders from 9/11, wounded heroes from the con icts in Iraq and Afghanistan and the general public. Clevelands personal goal is to raise $4,000. He states, If you believe in helping to heal Americas Wounded Warriors as much as I do, please donate what you can. No amount is too small, but the more we help, the more we heal.Ž Please sponsor Cleveland directly by visiting www.r2rriders.com/sponsor and enter Ronald ClevelandŽ along with the tax deductible amount you wish to contribute. If you would like to learn more about this worthy organization, go to www.ride2recovery.com. Remember Freedom is not Free.9/11 American Challenge Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Sam Lansdale, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development Districtproposed budget, the Cyber Caf restaurant has a budgeted loss of $26,549 and Child Watch has a budgeted loss of $33,511. Taking into account the general overhead per department is approximately $250,338, the total losses equal approximately $560,736 for the two departments. Since there are many examples of for-pro“ t restaurants and for-pro“ t child-watch facilities being able to cover all operating expenses and still generate pro“ ts, why is it hard for us to break even without overhead costs? When you consider we could immediately save $60,060 and still o er the same services by renting the space for $1 to private vendors, why wouldnt we consider this? I feel there are two options that allow the JCP CDD to prevent tax increases and also provide the services the residents have come to expect. The option I presented at the last meeting: The tax revenues should not be increased (subject to possible in” ation increases) and the tax money should be used to pay the bonds, general overhead and operation / maintenance of the facilities, including all the currently free services that come with membership, such as use of the pool, “ tness center, tennis courts, skate-park, basketball courts and grounds. All the other fee-based services should be treated as cost centers and pay for their additional expenses or be forced to make adjustments to become revenue neutral. A constituent presented me another option: Tax assessments should be capped at current levels with the most conservative reserve account contribution (subject to possible in” ation increases) and revenue from operations cover any shortfall between the total taxes collected and total operating expenses. If revenue necessary to cover any shortfall is not attainable, operating expenses would be reduced to satisfy said shortfall. Every year, as part of your real estate tax payment, you hand over hard-earned money to the JCP CDD, trusting them to manage it for your bene“ t. You have the right not only to expect … but demand … sound management of your money. If you agree, I urge you to convey your thoughts on this matter and any matter, to your Board of Supervisors. Their e-mail addresses are: kminnis@jcpcdd. org, nkannatt@jcpcdd.org, cklein@jcpcdd.org and slansdale@jcpcdd.org. The next JCP CDD meetings will take place on August 23, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. at Fruit Cove Middle School and on September 13, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. at the JCP Recreation Center. Feel free to contact me day or night via e-mail or phone (509-4902 or SLansdale@jcpcdd.org). The views expressed here may or may not be shared by the other JCP CDD supervisors.Editors Note: The CreekLine is appreciative that Supervisor Lansdale approached us and offered to write a column for us to share with our readers. The CreekLine is, and has always been, agreeable to publishing columns penned by our elected of cials so that they may communicate directly with our readers, their constituents. Any questions or requests for additional public servant columns may be directed to editor@ thecreekline.com.


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Turner is the Meat Team leader at Whole Foods Market on San Jose Boulevard and his passion for slicing and serving up greattasting, high-quality meat is fueled by his customers increasing demand for information about the quality and origins of whats in his case. More and more our customers are asking questions„theyre concerned about how the meat theyre feeding their families is raised, processed and handled,Ž Turner said. They understand and appreciate that the way an animal is raised a ects its taste.Ž Because great-tasting meat comes from healthy animals, Turner emphasizes that when shopping for a tasty cut for the grill, its important to pay attention to where the meat is from and how it was raised. Since our store uses the 5-Step’ Animal Welfare Rating Standards, we can tell you everything about how the animal was raised,Ž said Turner. Basically, they have one bad day.Ž The 5-Step’ Animal Welfare Rating Standards were developed by the Global Animal Partnership, a non-pro“ t organization dedicated to continually improving the lives of farm animals. The standards ensure that the animals are Here at Dr. Akels Visual Eyes we place your eye health, comfort and convenience foremost in our minds. Our o ce, conveniently located at the corner of State Road 13 and Race Track Road in the Publix shopping center, is proud to serve the Julington Creek and Mandarin areas. Our vision is to exceed your expectations by providing Quality Professional EyecareŽ with Personalized Service.Ž We are dedicated to giving your eyesŽ the time and careŽ they deserve. You and your entire family will be assured of the perfect “ t, comfort and style, all at an a ordable price. Dr. Edward F. Akel introduces himself as the new owner and practicing optometrist of Visual Eyes. With over 28 years of experience in the Jacksonville area, Dr. Akel is Board Whats New cont from pg. 3TOPS (Take O Pounds Sensibly) FL#493, St. Augustine has a weekly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays 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 inspiring programs. All are welcome; come and join us! For more information, please contact Sara Weaver at 940-7528 or Bobbi Culbreth at 824-2466. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stayat-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead. These business meetings are held at 10:00 on the third Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Our meetings and activities are during the day, when stay-athome moms need support most. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Activities are scheduled for almost every weekday of the month and moms may attend as few or as many activities as they like. Some of the activities we have planned are trips to the zoo, beach/pool days, storytime at the library, and playgroups at members homes and local parks. If you have any questions or would like to get more information to join, please e-mail Jenn at sanmoms@gmail.com, check out our website at http:\\ sanmomsclub.weebly.com or drop into our business meeting.Its time for grilling!By Contributing Writer Adrienne M. Cartagena, Director, Marketing and Community Relations, Whole Foods Market … Jacksonvilleraised with care and live their lives the way nature intended. But superior animal welfare standards arent the only practice putting the Whole Foods Market meat and poultry o erings a cut above the rest. We require all of our meats and poultry to come from animals that are raised with no antibiotics, no added hormones* and on diets with no animal by-products,Ž Turner said. (*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pork and poultry.) You can be con“ dent that it is the highest-quality meat and poultry available,Ž Turner concluded.Come see Turner and his team of butchers next time youre in the store and get “ red up about grilling season with a valuable coupon in this issue! Meat Team leader Travis Turner with Southern raised 100 percent grass fed beef from White Oak Pastures located in Bluffton, Georgia.The MOMS Club of Fruit Cove (for families within the 32259 zip code) invites moms and kids to join us for weekly activities, play groups, Moms night out, family events and much more! Please visit www. momsclubo ruitcove.com or send an e-mail to fruitcovemoms@yahoo.com for more information. The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will hold their September meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13 at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin. We invite you to join us for breakfast and a Welcome Back MixerŽ with a vacation destinations theme. The breakfast bu et will be served for $11 a person. Our club is a Newcomers Club as well as a Womens Club. In addition to the monthly meetings, the club has a wide variety of interest groups, including various card groups (bridge and canasta), golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, game day, bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, movie and lunch, a hiking group and community volunteer projects. Upcoming events include A Tribute to Satchmo,Ž at the Jacksonville Symphony on September 30. The concert will be at 11:00 a.m. with lunch afterward. Mark your calendar on December 6 for our Christmas party at the University Club. A check must be mailed by Tuesday, September 6 to secure your September meeting reservation. Please call Fran Albert at 230-6010 for more information. For membership information or to receive a newsletter, please contact Vice President of Membership Ellen Brenner at 287-2676 (email: ebbjc@bellsouth.net)New owner for local eye care practiceCerti“ ed in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic agents for the purpose of identifying and treating ocular diseases and infections. Dr. Akel specializes in general optometry for the entire family and enjoys continued success in “ tting the latest technology in contact lenses including astigmatism correction, multifocal and color contacts. Whether you are in need of a Lasik evaluation, a diabetic eye exam or need treatment for an eye infection or allergy, Dr. Akel will strive to provide you, your family and your friends with exceptional eye care. At Visual Eyes we take your vision and your eyewear very seriously. Our eye care associates are not simply sta members, but trained professionals dedicated toward insuring your experience of optimum vision and comfort. We invite you to visit our o ce and allow our doctor and sta to exceed your expectations in eye care. See yourself in a new style an experience the latest names in eyewear fashion today! We are proud to be a provider on most vision insurance plans and also accept Medicare, Tricare and Flex spending or health saving accounts. 209-6190We Need a Home!St. Johns County Pet Adoption Center All adoptions at the Pet Center are $60, which includes neutering/spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between County Road 210 and International Golf Parkway. The hours are 9:00-4:00 Monday through Friday and 9:00-12:30 on Saturday. My name is Buddy. I am a 9-month-old Coon Hound. I am current on all my vaccines but still need to be neutered. I am very good natured & love to play. I have plenty of puppy energy and am looking for a new home!My name is Lilly Ann. I am a 3-month-old domestic short hair feline. I am already spayed, current on all my vaccines and micro chipped. I get along great with the other kittens but am looking for a new family to call my own! need customers?sales@thecreekline.com


www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 9 i pick paint color. www.pamsatherstudio.com pam sather the right color paint carpet hardwood tile 904.466-0370 watch Pams design segments on First Coast Living11:00 am channel 12 NBC Let Carl help you make a change with your look. Specializing in color and cuts. 108 Bartram Oaks WalkLocated inside the Spa and Salon at Bartram Walk.899-1234www.hairbycarl.comCarl SlackFall in love with your hair again! Now using Organic, Ammonia Free Hair color. Keeping your Health and Condition of your hair a priority. The St. Johns River Water Management District governing board approved a tentative budget today that reduces property tax revenues by 26 percent as part of Governor Rick Scotts and the Legislatures goals to reduce property taxes and focus on the districts core missions and responsibilities. The tentative 0.3313 millage rate will result in $85.3 million in revenue that will be part of a total $209 million budget that will also be funded with prior years state and carryover funds, timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings and permit fees. Under a 0.3313 millage rate … 33.13 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value … the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $49.69 per year in property taxes to the district. The tentative budget approved today will allow the district to focus on its core missions, while also providing some tax relief for property owners,Ž said Governing Board Chairman Leonard Wood of Fernandina Beach. While we will see some reduction in the projects that the agency undertakes and costshares in, this budget will fund our highest priorities.Ž The tentative budget allows the district to focus on projects such as: € Priority restoration projects to improve water quality and develop alternative water supplies € Water supply planning, including water conservation and minimum ” ows and levels prevention and recovery strategy development € Monitoring water quality and quantity trends to ensure that appropriate data continues to exist on which to make sound scienti“ c During the upcoming school year, Rita Story, program director at Junior Achievement (JA) of North Florida, will be working to secure funding for a JA satellite o ce for St Johns County. Junior Achievement is the worlds largest organization dedicated to “ nancial, entrepreneurial and career education for young people. Last year JA volunteers taught over nine million students globally. With o ces in 126 countries, JA is in a unique position to prepare young people to compete in a globally competitive marketplace. (For more information, visit www.ja.org). The Wall Street Journal, United States Chamber of Commerce and the Federal Reserve have listed JA as a solution to the need for economic preparedness for our youth. JA of North Florida would like to bring these programs to St. Johns County schools and a satellite o ce is the most expedient way to bring these programs to our area. The St. Johns satellite o ce will operate under the direction of a board of advisors, whose chairman will sit on the JA of North Florida board of direc-Junior Achievement satellite o ce slated for St. Johns Countytors. Day to day operations will be managed by Rita Story who will serve as director of the St Johns satellite. With the satellite in place, schools in St Johns County can “ nally receive JA programs. Since St. Johns County schools are the best in the state, why do we need JA? The simple answer is because we want the best education for our children. Schools prepare our young people academically. JA prepares them for life by addressing three impact areas: Economic development: Junior Achievement fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship and instills key business and work-readiness concepts such as leadership, teamwork and critical thinking in youth. Youth development: Junior Achievement empowers young people to succeed by providing mentorship opportunities and an environment in which to model the ethics concepts found in its programs. JA alumni are more con“ dent they can succeed in college and a business environment than students who did not have JA. Educational Development: Junior Achievement helps students make the critical connections between classroom learning and life after graduation by enhancing the relevance of education. Do the teachers in St. Johns County want JA? The answer is a resounding yes. Each year the JA receives requests from teachers in the St. Johns County School District. Dr. Joseph Joyner, superintendent of schools, has stated that he can personally attest to the quality of JA programs, having served as a JA classroom volunteer. Junior Achievement is a 501-C-3 non-pro“ t organization. JA o ces must depend on corporate funding, special events, foundations and individuals for support. JA o ces, by charter, are only allowed to accept 10 percent of funding from governmental sources. The cost to establish a satellite o ce is $100,000 per year and all funds raised in St. Johns County will stay in St. Johns County. The satellite o ce will not become a reality without the support of the community. Please consider these ways you can help: 1. Make a donationƒdesignate funds for SJC Satellite O ce 2. Plan a fundraising event with JA of St. Johns as the bene“ ciary 3. Host a Get to Know JA and Make a DonationŽ event 4. Notify Rita Story at rita@jajax.com of any grants and foundations with ties to St. Johns County.Board approves property tax reductionBy Contributing Writer Teresa Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtdecisions € Land management activities, such as prescribed burns; control of invasive exotic plants; and operation and maintenance of levees, locks and other structures € A streamlined and enhanced permitting process To achieve budget reductions and ensure that core missions and responsibilities are achieved, the district will reduce: € Contractual services by $23 million € Employee salaries and bene“ ts by $12 million € Cooperative funding by $7 million € Operating expenses by $3 million Public hearings on the tentative budget will be held at 5:05 p.m. on September 13 and September 27. Final budget adoption will occur at the September 27 meeting. pals and also a stint at Pedro Menendez. For fun she loves to travel, in-shore salt-water “ sh and follow her sons national volleyball excursions. At home she does all the grocery shopping (on the perimeter of the grocery store) and nine out of 10 times she does all the cooking, leaving the grilling to the guys. She enjoys bringing her own lunch (mostly salads) to work, as her evening meals mainly consist of concession stand menus. Exercise is in the mix as she goes to the gym before work two or three times each week. Here are some fun facts about BTHS Principal Sapp:Dawn Sapp cont from pg. 1What Radio Station do you listen to? When I listen to the radio, its NPR. How plugged in are you? I love texting, I dont twitter and I am on Facebook. I dont friendŽ students! Do you have a hidden talent? I played girls basketball and softball in school.(thus the poised stature!) What is your guilty pleasure? Eating chocolate cheesecake! What would surprise people about you? That I grew up on a ranch in Lake Placid, Florida„not a fancy ranch, but a farming ranch doing orange grove work and weeding vegetable “ elds! Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!sales@thecreekline.comBe sure to check out our S p e c i a l S e c t i o n s Special Sections in this issue of The CreekLine! • Senior NewsLine Page 16 • Back to School Page 18 • Football Preview Page 33There’s something for everyone in The CreekLine!


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Cashfor Gold & Diamonds 20% OFF any job up to $20025% OFF any job over $200Licensed and Insured FREE EstimatesCall today...Eric Jent 806-1272 Michael Drake 657-9330 Semper Fi Pressure Cleaning Oer Expires 9/10/11 Last month I stated the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Council was on vacationŽ until our September meeting, but I didnt want to let a month go by without some kind of update so … here I am. In the July update I “ lled you in on things weve done and what were going to do for the balance of 2011. This month Ill just give some reminders and ask again for your support by becoming active within our Scenic Highway organization. If youd like a copy of my July update please request a copy via e-mail at alabbat@bellsouth.net. Were still in need of volunteers with knowledge of fund raising and other marketing concepts. As stated earlier, we are a 501 (C) (3) non-pro“ t, charitable organization and The United Way of St. Johns County invites you to attend Treasures at the FountainŽ on Saturday, October 1 at the historic Fountain of Youth located at 11 Magnolia Drive in uptown St. Augustine. A Family Fun TimeŽ will be from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for children and parents. The event will include a treasure hunt, re-enactors and story telling, face painting, planetarium tours and a healthy lunch. Tickets are $25 per family (limit six per family $5 for each extra family member) and each ticket includes lunch and all activities. In the evening, a Grownups Groovin and Cruisin TimeŽ will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the same day and location and will include live music by The Company and local entertainers. Dinner will be by local chef Johnny Barnes, formerly of Johnnys Kitchen in Hastings, featuring Minorcan clam chowder, shrimp cakes, chicken pilau, veggie pilau, assortment of hushpuppies, cheese grits, cole slaw and many more delicious recipes. Adult beverages include beer, ale, wine, sangria and a United Way fundraisers to be held October 1 William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netfunds raised qualify as charitable donations. We welcome anyone willing to share some of their time to help the Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Council keep this area scenic and historic. Welcome aboard! From time to time there is a need for a call to actionŽ related to development(s) and/or other issues that can potentially create negative e ects along the Scenic Highway. Whenever a call to actionŽ is needed I usually send a note to our e-mail list asking for help. I welcome your participation in whatever action may be necessary … just send me a brief e-mail with your e-mail address and I will put you on the list; send to: alabbat@bellsouth.net. Thanks. We live in a very scenic and historic area once settled by Indians, Spanish and English pioneersŽ and our goal is to bring this history to St. Johns County residents. Visit us at www.bartramscenichighway. com to learn more of our goals and objectives and some of the things that make State Road 13 historic and unique to our small piece of heaven in NW St. Johns County. In earlier updates I have mentioned the fact that were conducting a ra e through the courtesy of our local Garden Club and all ra e proceeds will buy trees to be planted along the highway when and where they are needed. Prizes include a homemade quilt, porcelain collectable by Lynn Chase and oil on canvas Seascape by Beverly Fleming. Tickets are $3 each/ or four for $10. For tickets, call Claire Fioriti (2879772) or Al Abbatiello (2875577). Look for my September update and notice of our next meeting. Have a great August.special Fountain Fun PunchŽ will be available. In addition, the University of Florida vs. Alabama football game will be shown on a widescreen TV (at a time to be determined … day or night). During the event, event sponsor Patrick Canan will be present to auction o a sevenday cruise in the British Virgin Islands on the One Love, a 44 foot Voyage Catamaran that sleeps eight. Admission to the event is $50 per person (for ages 21 and older) and pricing includes food, drinks and all entertainment. To R.S.V.P., go online at www. treasuresatthefountain.com or call the United Way O ce at 829-9721. The United Way of St. Johns County partners with over 34 local non-pro“ t agencies, the business community, community leaders and volunteers to address human service issues that impact the lives of St. Johns County residents. Through its annual fundraising campaign and year-round initiatives, United Way provides funding and volunteers to the various agencies that are working to improve the quality of life with particular emphasis on issues that relate to education, income and health. Funds raised in St. Johns County stay in St. Johns County, helping thousands of residents each year. St. Johns County Fire Station 15, located in the north central section of St. Johns County is now operational with SJCFR personnel on duty 24/7. The opening of Fire Station 15 will “ ll the primary coverage hole in north central St. Johns County, providing timely emergency “ re and medical response to the residents and businesses of the Palencia, Kensington, Walden Chase, Las Calinas and Pine Island areas, as well as Nease High School and the heavily traveled US Highway 1 North corridor. This station is anticipated to improve response times within already established service areas by limiting responses out of these primary zones as well as New re station opensproviding additional support within these zones as needed. Speci“ cally identi“ ed areas that will see relief as a result of Station 15 include communities around the airport, World Golf Village, County Road 210, Nocatee and Palm Valley. The o cial address for Fire Station 15 is: 220 Pine Island Road, St. Augustine, FL 32084. St. Johns County Fire Rescue plans to host a community open house at Fire Station 15 early this fall. Should you have questions relating to changing Insurance Service Ratings (ISO) as a result of Station 15 being operational, please contact St. Johns County Fire Rescue at 209-1700. Another new school!The School Board awarded the construction bid for Elementary School “L” to the low bidder, Mark Construction Company. SchenkelShultz Architecture was the design consultant and plans were approved by the Board in February. Elementary School “L” will be located in north-central St. Johns County, adjacent to Palencia Park in the Palencia community and will accommodate 738 students. Construction is slated for completion in summer 2012. W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:


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Now wed like the chance to earn yours. 904-940-5000 | DavidsonRealtyInc.comTRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS.Ž TRUSTJust “ve little letters but a really big word. www.maymgt.com MAY Management Services, Inc.Licensed Property ManagementMAY Realty & Resort RentalsLicensed Real Estate Brokerage “Our job is to help Boards of Directors successfully manage their Associations” The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village Tim HutchisonRegional ManagerJulington Creek Plantation 1637 Racetrack Road #206 St. Johns, Florida 32259904-880-8796New Of“ce!Jean WrightLicensed Property ManagerDottie KrinerLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-Kelley, CAMRegional ManagerDiane HartmanLicensed Property ManagerKathy May“eldLicensed Property ManagerDeborah AlleyLicensed Property ManagerLaura QualantoneLicensed Property Manager904-940-1002 Come support a good cause and “ nd Back-To-School bargains galore. Designer fashions for the family, quality accessories, furniture, exercise equipment, artwork, lamps, jewelry, gifts and housewares make shopping at BGH a wide-ranging shopping pleasure. We also need your donations of the following items, in good, clean condition for re-sale: housewares, artwork, clothes, electronics, jewelry, bedding and furniture. Call either Thrift Shoppe for pickup of furniture and large items! During the summer months, you can help our families in shelter by donating laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, diapers (all sizes), Mandarin Marauders, a local square dance and line dance club, held its Elvis Night dance in a 50s setting reminiscent of a time before the digital age replaced needles scratching vinyl records. Women danced in puddle skirts, penny loafers and pink scarves. Men wore tee shirts, low jeans with wide belts and chewed on toothpicks while they awaited the King of Rock and Roll to make his appearance. At eight oclock, their Elvis arrived as scheduled. Wearing his famous sequined jumpsuit, he sang his most popular tunes with gyrating hips, while girls clamored for his attention. As popular as ever, their Elvis walked among his fans and signed autographs after sharing a late night snack of peanut butter and bananas. His songs included Love Me Tender, Hound Dog and several from his famous Aloha from Hawaii Concert. Then he left the building … gone for another year. The Mandarin Marauders Elvis was in the buildingElvis Night is just one of the monthly events put on by this once strictly square dance club that for 25 years has stood the test of time while remembering traditions of the past. The lacy skirts and petticoats are no longer required. Square dancing is mixed with line dancing. A monthly theme for its Thursday night dance might be John Wayne, crazy hat, Halloween spooks or a chili cook-o contest. A monthly night out for members might include a card game, a pool party, a pot luck dinner or a night at the theatre. Line dance classes are ongoing. Square dance classes lasting only a short 12 weeks are scheduled to begin mid-September. For more information, please visit the website at mandarinmarauders.net or contact Cheryl at (904) 303-8348.Remember the Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppes for your back-to-school shopping! combs/brushes, trash bags, and paper products, (such as paper towels, napkins). With more than 40 women and children in shelter each day, these items are essential for daily living. Donations can be dropped o at the Thrift Shoppes and we will take them to the emergency, safe shelter that is in a con“ dential location in St. Johns County. You can also volunteer to help sort donations and place them on the sales ” oor. If you love books, we have plenty to put on the shelves. Come by yourself or bring a group of friends. Your purchases, donations and volunteering directly help adults and their children who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse in St. Johns County. The Northwest St. Johns County Thrift Shoppe is located in the Julington Square Plaza at 445 State Road 13 North near Food Lion. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Please phone 230-5435 for pick up of large furniture. The St. Augustine Thrift Shoppe is located in the Anastasia Square Plaza at 1961 A1A South (corner of A1A and State Road 312) Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please phone 471-4716 for pick up of large furniture.Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210. The group will be making no-sew baby blankets for St. Gerard Campus. St. Gerards is a home for unwed mothers in St. Augustine that provides loving care for mothers-to-be and their babies. Anyone interested in coming should bring two yards of non-piling ” eece and scissors. The rippers from Sew Much Comfort will meet before the meeting at 10:00 a.m. If you want to come early and join this merry band of women who retro“ t clothing for the wounded soldiers, please contact gsusanb@hotmail. com. New, washed pajamas and good quality t-shirts are always needed; the ladies rip them out and they are than sewn to “ t our servicemen and womens missing limbs. The group will also be continuing their Swap Til You Drop. Members may bring two things in good usable condition and pick an equal number to exchange. This not only bene“ ts members, but helps to recycle and whatever is not taken is donated to Goodwill or Betty Gri n. Last months swap was a success and members have asked to continue it each month. For its July project, Helping Hands provided a brand new out“ t for the “ rst day of school for 20 children at Crookshank Elementary School in St. Augustine. Each child received new shoes or sneakers, pants or shorts and shirt and new underwear and socks. Tote bags were donated by First Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie ValyouFlorida Credit Union on County Road 210 to hold all the out“ ts bought by members of Helping Hands and the community. Members had a fun time making sure the children looked extra special for that “ rst day in August. Helping Hands of St. Johns County is a non-denominational group that meets monthly on the last Friday of the month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210 to do a small project to bene“ t the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress and members come when they can and do what they can. There is no pressure. The group relies solely on donations of goods and services. For more information, please contact jacqphil@aol.combers to well over 200 football players and 30 cheerleaders. VFA will have eight football teams in “ ve di erent divisions and two separate cheer squads for the 2011 season. The vast majority of the games will be played in St. Johns and Clay County in an e ort to reduce the amount of travel required on game days, particularly with the current price of gasoline. American Youth Football and Cheer is the worlds largest football family with membership of 22,000 teams in 50 states (920,000 players and volunteers). For more information about the Villages Football Association Football and Cheer programs, please visit www. vfapanthers.org. VFA cont from pg. 1


Page 12, The CreekLine • August 2011 • www.thecreekline.com Lindell & Farson, P.A.Attorneys At LawConveniently Located in South Mandarin 12276 San Jose Blvd., Suite 126 Jacksonville, FL 32223-8630904-880-4000 www.lindellfarson.com J. Michael Lindell, Esq.James A. Farson, Esq.Roger K. Gannam, Esq. R. Howard Walton, Esq. Automobile, Motorcycle & Trucking Accidents, Insurance Disputes, & Wrongful Death Complex Business, Real Estate, & Construction Disputes LINDELL &FARSON Lindell & Farson, P.A. 904-880-4000 Teens (grades 6-12) bring your friends and come on out for an evening of gaming: X-Box 360, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, DDR, and more! Teen Gamers Saturday, Aug. 20 • 5-7 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibrarySnacks served.Residents along the County Road 210 corridor may have noticed a big change in the St. Johns Commons shopping plazaƒand changeŽ may even be an understatement! The County Road 210 Winn-Dixie store will soon open its multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art renovation on August 10. This renovation has completely transformed the stores appearance and the services it o ers, providing a fun and easy shopping experience with a huge selection in a Fresh, new shopping experience unveiled in NW St. Johns Countyentire community is invited to attend the series of celebration events: Thursday, August 11, 5:30 p.m. … 7:30 p.m.: Open House Party Friday, August 19, 4:00 p.m. … 7:00 p.m.: A Taste of Winn-Dixie Saturday, August 27, 9:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m.: A Day modern setting. The shopping experience of the newŽ store begins even before stepping inside. Guests will experience an open-air farmers market that leads into a spacious produce department, highlighting the seasons freshest fruits and vegetables. Just a few steps away, guests will enjoy the new deli that o ers freshly prepared, restaurantquality meals; a pizza and pasta station for a custom-prepared Italian meal; and a carving station under the direction of a head chef that includes hand-rubbed roasted prime rib, sundried tomato “ re-roasted salmon and much more. The store also o ers an array of desserts with selections that range from fun birthday cakes to more re“ ned specialty desserts for any neighborhood gatherings. Theres also a specialty cheese shop, expanded wine selections with a sommelier, a made-to-order sushi station, fresh-made salads and even a Wi-Fi caf with complimentary co ee and seating. We were the “ rst grocer to o er a full-service store location to the residents in St. Johns County and we are excited to continue to deliver on our promise of providing our guests with a fresh, new shopping experience at their County Road 210 Winn-Dixie store,Ž said Dan Lafever, Winn-Dixies regional vice president. The stores o cial grand opening is Wednesday, August 10. Guests can mingle with neighbors and enjoy delicious food at the Open House Party on Thursday, August 11. The with the Florida Insider Fishing ReportŽ Tuesday, August 30, 5:00 p.m. … 7:00 p.m.: Winn-Dixie and Jaguars Super Cheerleading Kicko with The ROAR If you havent checked out your new Winn-Dixie, stop in and experience this exciting transformation! The fashionistas at the BTHS Fashion Academy have a reputation in the community for turning out Art to WearŽ from recycled products. Now they have been invited to WalkŽ those dresses in the upcoming Angelwood Fashion Show which takes place on August 19 at the Sawgrass Marriott. Angelwood is a non-pro“ t organization bene“ ting disabled children and adults. The annual fashion event is a fundraising e ort chaired by Robin Wahby. The 2011 Angelwood Fashion Show and Luncheon includes a silent auction, to which the The Fashion Academy at BTHS shows its Stu !Žgirls of the Fashion Academy have donated a custom designed Evening Dress ApronŽ to be up for bidding. Tickets to the Angelwood Fashion Show may be purchased online at angelwoodjax. org or by calling Alexis Woods at 288-7259. Congratulations to Ryan L. Petty who was promoted to Eagle Scout in a ceremony held on June 12. Petty, who attends Creekside High School, is a member of Troop 474 of the Riverbend District, sponsored by Fruit Cove Baptist Church. Scouting positions he has held include senior patrol leader, den chief and quartermaster. Petty has also earned the scouting honors of Order of the Arrow Brotherhood, the Paul Bunyon Award and the Arrow of Light. His Eagle Scout project was the building of a 150 foot vinyl fence at Fruit Cove Baptist Church which provides privacy as well as enhances the churchs campus by blocking the view of the neighboring property. W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website: Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will “ nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass A ordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated


www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 13 Tina P. Fernandez, CPA, PLwww.tpfcpa.com 904-287-2195 Over 30 Years Experience Have Con“dence in Your Tax Preparation & Planning. Allow Me to Assist You. Visit www.tpfcpa.com for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation HEALTH INSURANCE YOU CAN AFFORD! and save you money. Winston MacIntyre, Independent Agent( 904 ) winstonmacintyre@yahoo.com Our little supper club was having trouble setting a theme for our next get together. We have already done the hot weather menus of gourmet picnicking and our 4th of July Dandie DogŽ lunch was great! Bob and Marsha blew us away last month with their customized Low Country Boil so where do we go from here? I threw out a challengeƒ Grills Gone Wild! After our Red, White and Blue Party meal I knew this group could come up to the bar and that they didƒ. read on! This special meal required that the side dishes everyone brought had to be tossed on the barbie and believe me we had some real show-stoppers! They all added up to an extraordinary meal eaten al fresco and enjoyed by all. So, I have decided to share the menu and recipes in my column. The big night came and I was amazed at the turn out. The group came armed with back up grills, chefs grilling tools and all! I wandered over to the grill where the salad preparations were going on and what fantastic sight! Kiki was grilling romaine lettuce hearts, whole, turning them with tongs as grill marks appeared. The lettuce, she says, retains its crispness but the grill softens the outer leaves just so and they become luxurious in taste. She then laid them out on a large party platter. On top of the lettuce she layered her grilled shrimp which had been tossed in one tablespoon olive oil and one tablespoon Creole seasoning before being skewered and grilled to produce a blackenedŽ ” avor, fab! But then, to over the topŽ it, she had earlier prepared a confetti mixture of chopped red onion, sweet yellow peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and feta cheese„this was sprinkled on top and all After a particularly exciting and successful season, concluding in June with an excellent production of the unique musical within a comedyŽ The Drowsy Chaperone,Ž Theatre Jacksonville has not only announced their mainstage o erings for 2011 … 2012, but also a scheduled Summer Classic in San MarcoŽ„ the renowned drama Our TownŽ by Thornton Wilder. For the “ rst time, Theatre Jacksonville, having listened to the desires of so many residents who have expressed their dismay at the lack of regular arts o erings during the summer months, is o ering this additional presentation August 19 through September 3. Thornton Wilders Our TownŽ is recognized as one of the greatest American plays ever written. It follows the everyday lives of a group of people in a small town called Grovers Corners. Set in a period around the middle of the 20th century, it is seen in three stages. The “ rst Daily LifeŽ is followed by Love and MarriageŽ and “ nally Death and Encore!A summer treat at Theatre JacksonvilleBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityEternity.Ž It features a narrator who guides the audience through the lives of two families. Our TownŽ was the winner of a Pulitzer Prize and it was recently revived yet again in an o Broadway production in New York. To quote the New York Post, it is beautiful and remarkable, one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of our theatre. A spiritual experience!Ž How fortunate we are to have this opportunity to enjoy this inspiring production. Subscribers to the Mainstage Season can purchase tickets for $10! (General admission is $15). The Mainstage Season, which commences in October, will present the usual variety of o erings. It will start with a production of the unique drama WelfarewellŽ by Cat Delaney, which won the 2009 Samuel French Canadian Playwriting Competition. This will be followed in December by one of the longest running o Broadway musicals in history … I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change,Ž with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. The season will continue in March of 2012 with a courtroom drama by the renowned Ayn Rand, followed in April by a comedy, Twentieth CenturyŽ by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. The season will end on an upbeat note with a 1940s style update of the renowned Gilbert and Sullivans The Mikado,Ž featuring an intoxicating mix of styles and in” uences. As you can see, there is a unique season ahead at Theatre Jacksonville, which deserves its reputation as one of the oldest continually producing community theatres in the nation. Thank you, Executive Director Sarah Boone, for your inspirational leadership and guidance! For speci“ c dates, information on subscriptions and individual tickets, (none of which I might add have been increased in price), you can call 396 … 4425 or visit their website at www.theatrejax.com.The Lifestyle GuruA grilling gone wild party!By Joy Hartley was covered with her homemade vinaigrette dressing. Voila! We devoured our “ rst course! The meat was purchased by the clubs funds; beef, pork and chicken kabobs were chosen. But the cooks “ ne touchŽ was his marinades and he generously shared the recipes. The beef and pork marinade mixtures went like this: 1 cups oil, cup wine vinegar, cup soy sauce, cup Worcestershire, teaspoon salt, three tablespoons parsley, 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, two tablespoons minced garlic, 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce, cup honey and two small green onions, chopped. He emphatically said do not substitute for the honey! The chicken marinade was similar: cup olive oil, cup lemon juice, 3 tablespoons each, rosemary, parsley, garlic, 1 tablespoon kosher salt and 1 tablespoon black pepper. My donation to the cause so to speak was grilled corn on the cob. In the past I had a nightmare experience doing this and was determined to make it right! My old recipe convinced me that I could cook corn in its shuck on the grill for 12 people and get it done in 20 minutes: not! This recipe the corn was clear of all husks and silks and char-grilled on an oiled grills surface for about 10 minutes. I then drizzled a prepared mixture of one tablespoon olive oil, one tablespoon lime juice, two tablespoons “ nely chopped fresh basil leaves, teaspoon salt and black pepper over the corn after it is removed from the grill. The corn was a hit! The couple doing dessert knew that they had to come up with a grand “ nale and that they did! Grilled Bananas Foster! Heres the recipe. And readers, I challenge you to do at least one of these epicurean delights tonight! Grilled Banana Foster Sauce 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup heavy cream 1 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. honey 1 tsp. vanilla Gently boil the mixture until it coatsŽ a spoon. Cut two unpeeled bananas in half lengthwise. Place cut side up on grill. Brush cut sides with sauce. Close grill until peels are slightly charred and fruit is tender. Place two banana halves cut side up on desert plate; top with ice cream, warm sauce and pecans!When you want to enjoy a fantastic dinner or lunch, just come to the new restaurant at Bartram Walk. Wakame Japanese and Thai Restaurant welcomes you to come and enjoy food that can blow your taste buds away! We serve a variety of food from our traditional hibachi and teriyaki entrees to di erent variety of delicious and breathe taking sushi. We also serve Thai food that will take New Asian restaurant opens in Fruit Coveyou to experience the cultures of Thailand. Our each individual food entres will take you on a journey to experience di erent cultures of Asia. So whenever youre hungry, come by Wakame Japanese and Thai Restaurant and take your taste buds on a world journey to the other side of the Paci“ c. Look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!


Page 14, The CreekLine • August 2011 • www.thecreekline.com ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Marion’s of Mandarin Wig Boutique904-262-99819735-2 Old St. Augustine Road(next to Hala Caf)Privacy For Cancer Patients & Special Needs Mary Kay Products Now Available!Under New Ownership! Stop in Today! DJ Entertainment YouGotDance.com Japanese & Thai Cuisinewww.wakamejax.com104 Bartram Oaks Walk Suite 108 St. Johns, FL 32259904-230-6688Open Hours: Lunch: Mon-Sat 11 AM 3 PM Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 3 PM-10 PM Fri & Sat 3PM-10:30 PM Sunday: Noon-9:30 PM SR 13Fruit Cove Rd. /Race Track Road GATE Bartram Walk USPS WakameBonos NOW OPEN! Greenbriar Animal HospitalA Professional Veterinary Hospital Offering... 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For questions about membership, please e-mail Sue at sjaird@comcast.net. Our main meeting/luncheon/program is held on the third Tuesday of each month, from September through May, with possible exceptions due to holidays. Our “ rst meeting this year will be on September 20 at 11:30 a.m. with a marvelous fall fashion show by Talbots and a showing of tunic tops and magnetic closing jewelry by Veronique, a French designer from south Florida. This luncheon will be held at Deercreek Country Club, located at 7816 McLaurin Road North, opposite the Avenues Mall, o of Southside Boulevard. Diners may choose a marinated ” ank steak or chicken Cordon Bleu which will be served with a salad, vegetable and dessert. Beverage, tax and tip are included for $20. A cash bar is available. Door prizes and ra es are also o ered.Most of the general public is unaware about how the brain works even though it is the decision, communication center of the whole body. The central nervous system is made of the brain and the spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system which are made up of nerves. Together they control every part of your daily life, from breathing and blinking to helping you memorize facts for a test. Nerves reach from your brain to your face, ears, eyes, nose and spinal cord... and from the spinal cord to the rest of your body. Sensory nerves gather information from the environment and send that information to the spinal cord, which then speeds the message to the brain. The brain then makes sense of that message and “ res o a response. Motor neurons deliver the instructions from the brain to the rest of your body. The spinal cord which is made up of a bundle of nerves running up and down the spine is similar to a superhighway speeding messages to and from the brain at every second. A deep furrow divides the brain into two halves, known as the left and right hemispheres. The two hemispheres look mostly symmetrical yet it has been Your brain and why you need to protect itBy Contributing Writer Tracy Porter, Founder and Executive Director, Mothers Against Brain Injury, Inc.shown that each side functions slightly di erent than the other. The right hemisphere is thought to be associated with creativity and the left hemisphere associated with logic. The corpus callosum is deep down in the center of the two and is made of a bundle of axons which connect these two hemispheres allowing them to communicate with each other. Following are the main functions of each lobe of the brain and the temporary or permanent impairments/disabilities that a trauma to your head could cause. Note that many of the impairments are not easily seen by those not closest to the individual su ering the injury thus, the nickname Invisible Injury.Ž Frontal Lobes are located right under the forehead. The frontal lobes are involved in tracking and sense of self: Executive functioning and judgment Emotional response and stability Language usage Personality Word associations and meaning Memory for habits and motor activity Impairments caused by TBI: Sequencing di culties planning and completing complex tasks in correct order, such as making co ee. Perseveration repeating same actions and comments over without conscious awareness of having done so. Loss of spontaneity in interacting with others. Loss of ” exibility in thinking. Distractibility easily distracted Attention di culty focusing on tasks Concentration di culties Mood swings Changes in personality and social behavior Diminished abstract reasoning and imagination Di culty with problem solving Expressive di culties language usage and word Loss of simple movement of various body parts Parietal Lobes are located near the back and top of head. The Parietal lobe is involved in: Visual perception Tactile or touch perception Object manipulation Integration of sensory information that allow for understanding of a single concept Goal-directed voluntary movements Impairments caused by TBI: Di culties naming objects Di culties writing words Inability to attend to more than one object at a time Inability to focus visual attention Problems with reading Poor hand-eye coordination Confusing left-right orientation Di culty performing math calculations Di culty drawing Poor visual perception Lack of awareness of certain body parts and/or surrounding space that leads to di culties in self-care. Temporal Lobes are located on the side of the head above ears. The temporal lobes have to do with intellect: Auditory perception (hearing) Long-term memory Some visual perception Object categorization Impairments caused by TBI: Di culty remembering names and faces Di culty understanding spoken words Di culty with identi“ cation of, and verbalization about objects. Di culty with concentration Short-term memory loss Interference with long-term memory Aggressive behavior Change in sexual interest Persistent talking (damage to right lobe) Di culty locating objects in environment. Inability to categorize objects Religiosity Seizure disorders, auras and strange reveries Occipital Lobes are located at the back of the head. Functions: Visual perception Limitations: Visual defects Di culty recognizing colors Hallucinations Visual illusions inaccurately seeing objects. Word blindness inability to recognize words Di culty recognizing drawn objects Di culty perceiving movement Loss of academic skills (reading, writing)Newcomers seeks new membersBy Contributing Writer Marcia Smith, Newcomers of North St. JohnsAll luncheon reservations must be received by September 12 and there are no refunds. Please mail your check to NNSJ, 884 Eagle Point Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32092 including your choice of entree added at the bottom of your check. For more information, please e-mail Laura at leccpremo@yahoo.com. Hope to meet you there! Hamburger or Tuna Helper Jelly or jam Cereal/Oatmeal Canned Pasta Canned Stew Canned Chili Toilet Paper Bars of SoapChrist’s Cupboard Food Pantry Wish ListChrist’s Cupboard is located at Celebration Lutheran Church, 810 Roberts Road. Call 230-2496 for info!


www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 15 Business Prole!Pinnacle Physical Therapy and Sports Performance is a one of a kind! It is privately owned by Fred and Tobi Baldwin. When being treated for any orthopedic or sports condition at Pinnacle you will only be seen by a board certied clinical specialist. We offer treatment for any ache, pain, strain, or sprain. We also offer post surgical rehabilitation. Our emphasis in on functional rehabilitation which is why you wont see a lot of equipment in our gym; rather you will notice large open space with state of the art Keiser air compressed equipment. We provide individualized care specic to your needs and goals. Sports Performance & Pilates Pinnacle also offers sports performance and Pilates. Sports performance is a sport specic program that allows the athlete of any age to become faster, stronger, more powerful and more agile. Pilates is a whole body exercise that focuses on strength and stability of the core muscles. 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The club rows on the pristine waters of Julington Creek and welcomes people of all ages to join with or without experience. They o er private lessons, a masters program for adults and a competitive youth development program aimed at serving middle and high school students throughout Duval, St. Johns and Clay Counties. They provide a comprehensive training environment to develop “ tness, team building skills, leadership and sportsmanship. Rowing is a sport that embodies grace, power and symmetry. People who participate in the sport learn valuable life lessons and acquire a sense of well-being and con“ dence that will remain with them throughout their life. Athletes develop endurance, mental and physical toughness and discipline. They learn to work together in This months review belongs to the recently released Larry Crowne, a comedy romance about changing lives in todays questionable times. The movies begins when Larry Crowne, played by Tom Hanks, a dedicated and motivated retail salesman, is called in to see the upper management. This meeting is not for his 10th employee of the month award, but a meeting to let him know that his education, or lack thereof, is insu cient for advancement. A past divorce and loss of employment lead Larry into the college world. While taking a speech class, taught by Mercedes Tainot, portrayed by Julia Roberts, he is making new beginnings and new friends. Mercedes, swamped by a sad marriage and poorly attended classes, is seemingly uninterested in repairing either situation. While Larry gets advice and guidance from his neighbor and garage sale entrepreneur, Lamar, depicted by Cedric the Entertainer, on his lifes and the economys poor future, he takes up a scooter to save gas money. A friend from his economic class, Talia, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, takes on Larry as a project and remakes him, from his hair and clothes to his home. Thus, the journey begins and he seeks education to make him more valuable in todays workplace while facing the everyday Movie ReviewLarry CrowneDirected by: Tom Hanks (also co-writer with Nia Vardalos). Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Cedric the Entertainer. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Okay, but Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) changes life brings. It should have been a feel good movie with romance and comedy popping o the screen. With Hanks and Roberts “ lling the screen, the chemistry should have been inspiring, but it fell very ” at and was not enjoyable. The dialogue dragged and the plot was uninteresting. Roberts character was monotonously unhappy leading to a boring portrayal. The best scene was when she was drunk, seeming to become a nicer person, more able to see all of Larrys charm. She is just su ering through life instead of making changes. The character of Talia is the most engaging and makes you just want to see what she is going to do to Larry next. Some of the best scenes are the haggling over lawn sales with Cedric the Entertainer. Larry is just a nice guy, likeable and going forward in a bad situation, but Hanks played him very plain and as a man just rolling with the punches and letting life happen. As director and co-writer, he missed on several levels, as some characters are underplayed and the chemistry was not there between the stars and certainly not manufactured to improvement. Mildly enjoyable in bits and pieces.Rowing: A new community sport groups, gain communication skills, build lasting friendships, become healthy and grow to be active members of their communities. Rowers are among the best conditioned athletes in the world and tend to be more successful in school, make the honor roll and earn college scholarships. Athletes row in boats, called shells, which are made out of carbon “ ber. An eight-person shell is 55 feet long and a fourperson shell is 43 feet long. The oars are also made out of carbon “ ber and are about 12 feet long. There are approximately 42 rowing clubs and 12 collegiate teams in Florida. Evans Rowing Club will compete in several races in Florida and will travel throughout the country during the fall and spring season. Whether you want to make new friends, have fun, row competitively or just get in shape, Evans Rowing Club has something for you. Look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! To view your child’s school bus route, including pick up and drop off times, please visit the St. Johns County School district website: www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/depts/ hr/transp/routes2011~2012 School Bus routes now online! Whether youre planning a summer vacation or a weekend getaway, travel costs can add up quickly. Here are some tips for keeping expenses down: € Check fares on Tuesdays. Most airlines launch their sales on Monday evenings, according to www.farecompare.com, a website that tracks price trends. Other airlines follow suit by the next day. Of course, you never know when a sale is going to happen, so start looking for the best deals three to four months ahead of time. € Then negotiate. Airlines, hotels and car rental agen-Ways to save money when you travelcies will sometimes o er you a better rate if you make a reservation and then show you can get a better price elsewhere. Be sure you can document the rates when you call. € Travel after the holidays. You can often get better prices if youre willing to travel the weekend after Thanksgiving weekend, Memorial Day or any other big holiday when reservations are in greater demand and thus more expensive. Traveling during o -peak times also cuts down on the hassles of crowds.


Page 16, The CreekLine • August 2011 • www.thecreekline.com Several tour times are available. Please call to schedule yours. Call Melanie Davis at 904-287-6597 by Friday, August 26th.Tuesday, August 30thHosted by:Westminster Woods on Julington Creek25 State Road 13, JacksonvilleVirtual Dementia Tour SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE Assisted living for all including Alzheimer’s Dementia patients. Also offering adult day care and respite care for one week or long term. No contract required .904-874-7165Call today for no obligation tour License#AL12021Golden House Senior Living Dr. Peter Veling has more than 24 Years of practice experience. 159 Palencia Village Drive, Suite 101, St. Augustine904-824-1622Call for a complete list of services. FREE EXAMfor any new pet n c e u stine Oer Expires August 31, 2011 Mon, Tues, Thurs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wed 8 a.m. to Noon Fri 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to Noon (ARA) Hearing loss a ects more than 34 million Americans. If detected early, it may be a preventable chronic disease. Here are 10 ways to help prevent, delay or reduce the extent of hearing loss. 1. Noise exposure. Are you one of the more than 22 million American workers exposed to excessive levels of noise in the workplace? Are you one of those listening to iPods, shooting “ rearms, riding motorbikes or working with lawn and garden tools? These devices are causing hearing loss at alarmingly high rates. Most noise is (ARA) Its no secret that guys love their cars, but are they more likely to always change the oil on time than to visit the doctor for their annual checkup? Almost 70 percent of men “ nd it easier to care for their cars than for their personal health, according to “ ndings from a new survey of 501 men ages 45 to 65 commissioned by Mens Health Network and Abbott. In addition, more than 40 percent reported they would be more likely to address issues with their car than their health. Men may bring their cars in for service when an issue arises and schedule regular tune ups to ensure that things are running smoothly, but they might not address their health in the same way. As a result, some men may be ignoring the symptoms of certain health conditions because they are reluctant to visit the doctor, the survey found. If men treated their bodies the way they treat their cars, they would schedule regular doctors appointments in the same way that they schedule regular tune ups. The survey is part of TTalk Tune-Up,Ž a new national campaign to raise awareness of mens health issues. Racing champion Terry Labonte and national mens health expert Dr. Harry Fisch have teamed up to lead the campaign and encourage men to schedule annual checkups with their doctors.10 ways to prevent hearing losspainless, progressive, permanent and preventable. Noise exposure is the second most common cause of hearing loss worldwide and is the most preventable. You should wear hearing protectors or avoid exposure to loud sounds. Turn down the volume and reduce the length of time you listen to your iPod or mp3 player. Studies show that people who wear noise canceling or noise reduction earphones with iPod or mp3 players typically listen to music at safer levels. 2. Cotton swabs. Why take a chance on making matters worse? Cotton swabs and ear candling are unhealthy practices to remove earwax, to clean or scratch your ear canals. Dont use cotton swabs to clean inside your ear canal. It can push the earwax in further and you could puncture your eardrum. 3. Smoking. Smoking tobacco and second-hand smoke can contribute to hearing loss. Studies suggest that chronic nicotine exposure impairs the brains ability to hearŽ and interpret sound. Along with the other reasons to stop smoking, you can reduce your likelihood of greater hearing loss if you quit or stay out of smoky places. 4. Diabetes. Diabetics are twice as likely to have hearing loss. Eating a healthy diet, maintaining proper weight and daily exercise can help you avoid type 2 diabetes. 5. Alcohol. Too much alcohol can contribute to permanent hearing loss. Recently, researchers found that drinking two beers in a half an hour can cause temporary hearing loss for up to 16 hours. 6. Solvents. Avoid organic solvents. Organic solvents (such as styrene and toluene) are commonly found in paints, lacquers and industrial printing inks. Studies have shown that these substances have a negative e ect on your hearing. 7. Medications. There are at least 96 di erent drugs that may cause permanent or temporary hearing loss. When you stop taking aspirin and aspirincontaining drugs, your hearing may come back. Excessive use of Nonsteroidal Anti-In” ammatory Drugs (NSAIDS), cisplatin (a cancer drug) and erectile dysfunction drugs can also cause hearing loss. 8. Antioxidants. Antioxidants and vitamin supplements may help prevent hearing loss. Hearing loss due to aging may be prevented with a combination of antioxidants, mineral and vitamin supplements such as folic acid and magnesium. A healthy diet of fruits and vegetables and meats may protect hearing in later life. 9. Your heart. Maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. There is a strong correlation between heart health and good hearing. Newly published reports show that a healthy cardiovascular system increases the likelihood of maintaining hearing, particularly among older adults. 10. See an audiologist. If you think you may have hearing loss, an audiologist will test, monitor and o er solutions to help you function better. An audiologist is a licensed health care provider who is trained to diagnose and manage your loss, as well as o er preventative measures. To “ nd an audiologist in your area go to www. audiologyawareness.com or call (888) 833-EARS (3277). Do guys take better care of their cars or themselves?For many men, tuning up our cars is easier than getting checkups for our health,Ž says Labonte. With the help of my wife, Kim, I began to think about my body and my health in the same way I think about the care of my cars. As a result, I scheduled a doctors appointment and a series of tests to help stay on top of my health.Ž Dr. Fisch recommends “ ve health tests every man should discuss with his doctor, including a testicular exam, prostate exam, cholesterol test, testosterone test and blood pressure screening. It is important to schedule annual checkups because some men may not recognize the symptoms of many treatable conditions such as low testosterone,Ž says Fisch, board certi“ ed urologist and clinical professor of medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and director of the Male Reproductive Center. To learn more about the importance of mens health visit www.TTalkTuneUp.com. The site provides men with tips for caring for their cars and their bodies, including a free health maintenance guide. The guide includes information on important tests guys should know about and tips to help keep their bodies running as smoothly as their cars. Plans are underway for QuiltFest 2011 at the All Star Quilters Guild along with the other sister guilds in the Northeast Florida area. Our entry and ra e quilt for QuiltFest 2011 is Comet ShowerŽ and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Safe Harbor Boys Home (www.boyshome.com). QuiltFest 2011 The Skys the LimitŽBy Contributing Writer Dot Butler, All Star Quilters GuildThis all-volunteer show is the largest in the Southeast featuring over 400 quilts, guild ra e quilts, silent auction, quilt sale booth, quilters walk, kids corner, quilt appraiser, charity corner, vendors and free demonstrations. QuiltFest 2011 will be held at the Prime Osborn Quiltfest continued on next page Friends of the LibraryBOOK SALESat. Aug. 13 9:30 AM Noon Bartram Trail Branch Library


www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 17 Your Total Hearing Healthcare Solution Making the decision to deal with a hearing loss is a giant step in the right direction … but that doesnt mean it comes without stress. For over 10 years at Mandarin Hearing & Balance Center, weve helped countless people reconnect with their lives while remaining comfortable with every decision made. Since being founded by Glenn Knox, M.D., the cornerstones of our practice have been to provide every patient: The latest digital hearing aid technology A family-oriented atmosphere The most comprehensive follow-up servicesThese three promises are backed by a 30-day risk free trial period on all devices to ensure your complete satisfaction. In addition to hearing aid services, we offer unique one-stop services: hearing evaluations, dizziness & balance treatment, physician consultations, cochlear implants and sinus treatment. 12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste 516 Jacksonville, FL 32223 SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE 904-287-7300 Discover Active LivingExciting new neighborhood atWestminster Woods on Julington Creek N ew! Southwood Village Over half homesites reserved! Call today to secure yours! My knowledge of the Hopi people in Arizona was small and I wasnt even sure how to pronounce the name. Its hopeee and it means peaceful person. Tourists are welcome to visit the Hopi villages on their own, but the best way to explore is with a tribal certi“ ed guide. Our host, anthropologist Micah Lomaomvaya, o ered an entre to enchanting Hopi traditions and culture and also provided access to otherwise restricted areas. My group was ushered through ancient sites and our guide arranged for a traditional meal and gave interpretive lessons on petroglyphs at limitedaccess Prophecy Rock and Dawa Park. The day began with a drive to the First Mesa and the village of Walpi, the oldest and most historic. Walpi stands 300 feet above the valley on a stone ledge. The tiny cluster of adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for more than 1100 years. Walpi does not have running water or electricity and remains virtually unchanged„primitive clay structures accessed by ladders. The view gives the impression of standing on the top of the world with endless sky and distant horizons. Visitors are asked not photograph, video tape or explore in non-designated areas which frees them to concentrate on the setting and feel the history as it permeates the air. Arizona Hopi Land adventures By Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comWe headed back to Second Mesa for the Hopi Cultural Center, a modern museum which promotes understanding of the complex Hopi lifestyle. Rare photos of ancient dwellings and ceremonies line the walls and cases hold handcrafted kachina dolls, pottery, baskets and tools. At lunch we feasted on blue corn tamales, baked corn stew with lamb, authentic piki bread„a thinly layered staple that melts in the mouth. Side dishes of beans, green chilies, yeast rolls and watermelon completed the meal. Ancient Prophecy Rock rests nearby without signage or a protective fence. The inscribed boulder is watched but Micah immediately noted vandals had struck, coating the petrogyphs with black charcoal. The etched “ gures represent a fascinating story of the past, present and the future. Micah said its true message is how to live and prosper with the land and not mistreat it. How true. While Prophecy Rock was a thrilling read, guarded Dawa Park became an illuminating encyclopedia: an awe inspiring collection of over 10,000 ancient drawings, believed to be the second-largest concentration of petroglyphs in the country. Two thousand year-old sandstone cli s are covered like subway walls jammed with graf“ ti. Simple depictions of animals, spirals, people and celebrations reveal messages which Micah again interpreted; at times making us lean our heads back to see carvings chiseled 400 to 500 feet up the wall. Once we began to assimilate the most elementary understanding, the shrine came alive. The history of the ancient tribes whispers from the reddish rock and the experience was as thrilling as if the Rosetta Stone was deciphered before my eyes. To top o the day we drove to Coalmine Canyon o ering a panoramic landscape of sunshine and color. The distinct stratum of the coal blazes on the limestone walls„a photographers dream. A day with a Hopi guide on their native land is a travel treasure. I knew so little of about the culture and left feeling like Pandoras Box was opened. I saw genuinely caring individuals who, as Micah explained, are not trying to please [all]; just trying to survive.Ž Lets hope they do. If you go: Hopi Tours, www.experiencehopi.com Coalmine Canyon Prophesy Rock SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE Are you interested in reaching seniors? For advertising or information, Call 886-4919Quiltfest cont. from previous page Convention Center, located at 1000 Water Street in downtown Jacksonville on September 22 and 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For information on QuiltFest 2011, please visit www.quiltfestjax.com. The All Star Quilters Guild has also completed quilts for Quilts of ValorŽ to be presented at the VA Hospital in Tampa in October. We continue to support daniel, Inc. with quilts and Christmas stockings for the children. We also support the Mandarin Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. For more information, please visit us at www.orgsites. com/” /allstarquiltguild. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913


Page 18, The CreekLine • August 2011 • www.thecreekline.com 12421 San Jose Blvd., Suite 320Mandarin South Business Center(Between Sonnys Bar-B-Q and Solantic)292-2210 Healthy Smiles ~ Healthy Children Marinela M. Nemetz, DDSBoard Certi“ed Pediatric Dentist Loretto Rd12421 San Jose Blvd. Suite 320 Jacksonville, FL 32223 San Jose Boulevard Race Track Road N Julington Creek Less than 1/2 mile from Julington Creek VPK After-School Enrichment Free VPK Age 4 by Sep 1, 2011 M-F, 9:00 12:00 No Charge to Parents Our School Year VPK program has delivered high student achievement 4 years in a row. Our assessment score in 2010 was 194 out of 200! Degreed Teachers Houghton Mifflin Curriculum Multiple options to meet the needs of busy parents: VPK Only (9 12) VPK With Enrichment Classes (9:00 1:15) VPK Partial Wrap includes Enrichment, (8:30 2:30) VPK with all-day Wrap After SchoolGrades K-5 Transportation Provided Planned, Supervised Feel confident that your child is in a safe, secure place after school with planned activities and supervision. Our air-conditioned, seat-belt equipped buses pick up at” Mill Creek Wards Creek Ketterlinus We provide a snack, homework period, outdoor play, and planned activity rotations. We are open most of the days the public schools are closed!Enrichment Ages 3-5 Weekly Classes 12:15 1:15 We offer 4 Enrichment classes each week to provide additional learning opportunities for your child. Dr. Gooey’s Science Lab Iron Chef Cooking Class Van “Go” Art Studio Miss Cheryl’s Tumbling Lunch is provided. Enroll for 1, 2, 3 or all 4! Sign-up soon class size is limited. Village Academy North is the Best of St Augustine We are your best choice for safe, secure, education-focused childcare. Our teachers are highly trained, our curriculum the best available, our value unmatched. 145 Lewis Pt Rd 904.797.5909 village-academy.com Visit us on Facebook! 5970 US -1 North 904.824.7997 village-academy north .com Visit us on Facebook! DCF License C07SJ0045 and C07SJ0071 Also available at: Gymnastics & Tumbling Gti&Tbli (Sat. Classes) Conveniently located in Julington Creek area off Race Track Rd. next toMark Spivaks Dance ExtensionPlease visit www.markspivak.com for schedule & forms. (Click on Tumbling Kids Logo) 106 Julington Plaza Dr.230-6291 / 230-7778 Bring this ad in and Get$10 OFF The NW corridor of St. Johns County will be well represented internationally this coming year! Three students representing all three high schools in the area will be jetting o to exotic places to experience a year of living abroad. Carter Grant from Nease High School, Christi Leonard from Bartram Trail High and Alayna Mobley of Creekside High are all involved with the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. The program is administrated by the Rotary Club International and began in the early 1960s. The original exchange student program was limited between United States and Sweden only interchanging students and then the program grew. Today the Rotary Youth Exchange Program involves over 80 countries. All three girls admit that they were enthralled when they heard our Rotary districts outbound vice chair, Daphne Camer, speak at their schools assembly program about the exchange program. They were soldƒthe only thing they had to do was to go home and sellŽ All 120 children who participated in Geneva Presbyterian Churchs Vacation Bible School held in July also took part in a local mission program. The Geneva VBS kids participate in a local backpack mission getting ready for school!VBS participants proudly display some of the backpacks they lled for the Family Integrity Program.Family Integrity Program of St. Johns County will receive 50 backpacks loaded and ready for the “ rst day of school. Each day, VBS participants brought back to school supplies and “ lled the backpacks to the brim by Fridays classes.Then the Presbyterian Womens group of Geneva topped each back pack o by adding a $25 gift certi“ cate from a local shoe store for a pair of tennis shoes. This local mission has become a tradition at Genevas VBS as its now in its seventh year.As the weeks favorite cheer went, Thank you, God!Ž Youth plan trips abroad as Rotary exchange studentsBy Donna Keathleythe idea to mom and dad! Grant and her family began the journey of the exchange program in August of her sophomore year with phase oneŽ which involved preparing the paperwork to submit to the Rotary Club for consideration for her to enter the program. The process was a period for Grants parents to adjustŽ to the thought of her going abroad for a full year. The acceptance was cemented on December 5 of the same year. Now its time for her to leave … spending her junior year of high school in Peru … the “ rst Floridian from the Rotary program to go to Peru! The contractŽ between Grant and her folks was that she pays one-half of the fees to include air fare, insurance costs, VISA papers, etc. BabyCarter Grant from Nease High SchoolExchange students cont. on next page


www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 19 Fall Registration (Across from Zaxbys)academyofdancejax.com (Classes Begin August 29) (ClassesBeginAugust29) Recently I was reminded once again that everyone is a reader. Some are able to “ nd books for themselves, others need that magical experience. My house is full of books for every age level and every interest. Like many of you, I have favorite authors and illustrators. You can imagine my dismay when my granddaughter who is eight would only read picture books when she came to stay with me. My grandson grandly informed me that he loved math, not reading. The challenge was on. Trips to both the public library and Barnes and Noble were coming up empty for both of them. When lo and behold, as I shared my woes with Mr. Benyako at Barnes and Noble, he immediately struck up a conversation with Felicity. Before I knew it we had a book recommendation, Judy Moody was in a Mood by Megan McDonald. Of course we had to buy it then and there. Before we even made it out to the car Felicity had her nose buried in it. The next day we were back for numbers two sitting, pet sitting, house sitting and asking close friends for donations, Grant achieved her goal. She will receive a $50 stipend per month to pay for her personal expenses while in Peru. She and her host family, the Aguirres, have been communicating via email. They are a family of “ ve, including two girls and one boy. Their oldest daughter, Joseline is just “ nishing her last year of school and is part of the Rotary Exchange International program also. She will be spending a year in Florida beginning in late August of 2012. Christi Leonard is looking forward to traveling to cooler temps in her new home port, Brazil. By a twist of fate, she is actually leaving on her dads birthday! Leonard graduated from BTHS this spring; her original plan was to spend her last year as an exchange student but another twist of fact occurred„ she was elected Miss Bartram and had to serve her term out during her senior year. But putting college on the back burner is not a bad idea says Leonard, whos a veteran at this. She spent last summer in France in a summer exchange venue. Leonards plan is a little di erent as she will experience three host families during her year-long stint in Brazil. She has been studying Portuguese and communicating with her host family by email. Leonard is looking forward to some travel during her visit like seeing the Amazon and the Iguzu Falls. Communication back home will be mostly via Skype. Alayna Mobley from Creekside leaves August 25 for Budapest, Hungary. She will spend her junior year of high school going to public school there. Her host family, the Karls, have their oldest daughter in Brazil in the exchange program this year while Mobley “ lls her space. The other two girls in the host family will go to school with Mobley and teach her the tricks of apartment living in such a big city. She looks forward to that because she has only lived in suburbiaŽ her whole life! Mobley will get news from home by face book and Skype. Christi Leonard from Bartram Trail High Alayna Mobley of Creekside High Exchange Students cont. from previous pageNotes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle Schoolthrough “ ve. My “ rst reading challenge was on its way to success thanks to Mr. Benyakos recommendation. We tried to get Miles to read the Stink books (Judy Moodys little brother) with no success. We “ nally hit pay dirt for the math man with Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot series by Dav Pilkey, the well known author of the Captain Underpants series. Pilkey has a wonderful website (www.pilkey.com) which adds to the fun of reading his books. Long story, now to make it short, just keep looking„the right book is out there for everyone. The secret is to success is to keep trying. Every summer I begin a quest for the best new books to recommend to our students at the start of the school year. I dont use reviews like I do during the school year; I scour the book stores, big and small and check out the public libraries. I watch to see what people are reading on planes, the train and everywhere I go. So far I havent found as many stand outs as I usually do but I have found one worth recommending for everyone from middle school through adulthood. The public libraries have several copies of Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt. This book is going to be an award winner for sure. I have not read a book that I have felt this strongly about since I picked up Out of my Mind two years ago and to be honest, Okay for Now is even better. The main character, Doug, has so much personality and deals with adversity in such an amazingly realistic way. You dont get the perfect ending which is reality, unlike so many “ ction books. What you do get are very complex relationships, a strong dose of reality and a story that you are bound to relate to at some level. Everyone needs to read this book! I loved the “ rst book he wrote that introduced Doug, Wednesday Wars, but Okay for Now is even better. You dont need to read them in order, Okay for Now stands alone. Check out these two links for great book recommendations: http://readkiddoread.com/home and http://guysread.com. To view your childs school bus route, including pick up and drop o times, please visit the St. Johns County School district website: www.stjohns.k12. .us/depts/hr/ transp/routes2011~2012 School Bus routes now online!


Page 20, The CreekLine • August 2011 • www.thecreekline.com Weaver & StrattonPediatric DentistryLocated above Blackstone Grille Come Visit Our New Zoo Themed Of“ce!904-264-KIDS (5437)1 www.264kids.com Race Track Road Bartram WalkSR 13 San Jose Blvd. Call or visit us online to schedule an appointment. Partnered with Florida Get Fit.904-429-3606 www.internationalstudentathletecenter.comInternational Student Athlete Center A A A A A A n n n A A A A A A A f f f f f f f t t t t t e e e r r r s s s c c c h h h h h h h o o o o o o l l l l l l l P P P P P P P r r r o o o g g g r r r a a a m m m f f f f f f f o o o r r r B B B aseball/Softball and Over-all Ph y sical Fitnes s s s to enhance skills and promote ph y sical d exterit y with time set aside to focus on improving aca d emics as we ll Co Co Co Co Co Co nv nv nv nv nv nv en en en en en en ie ie ie ie ie ie nt nt nt nt nt nt ly ly ly ly ly ly y y y y y lo lo lo lo lo lo ca ca ca ca ca ca te te te te te te d d d d d d by by by by by by y y y y y S S S S S S t t t t. t. t. A A A A A A ug ug ug ug ug ug g g g g g us us us us us us ti ti ti ti ti ti ne ne ne ne ne ne O O O O O O ut ut ut ut ut ut le le le le le le t t t t t t St St St St St St or or or or or or es es es es es es ! ! ! Merry Pats Preschool, Inc.( 904 ) 230-88111461 Fruit Cove Road S St. Johns, FL 32259 www.merrypatspreschoolonline.com Fall 2011-2012: Infants through FREE VPK FREE Summer and Fall VPK Lic. # CO7S10033 287-6331Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in dance, let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp.ŽFall Registration and Supply Sale Days Wiggle Giggle (music and movement 2 & 3 yr. Olds) All Boys Hip Hop Classes ththth, & 20th Pick up registration form in front of studio. witzerlandance choolBalletT a Hip Ho 904 “ The Allen D. Nease Panther Navy is part of Area 12 The 2011 8U Creeks Crushers, currently 26-2, have had a dominating summer posting six straight tournament championships. The run of victories started with a championship at the USSSA River City Shootout and most recently on July 11 capturing the 2011 Florida State Championship. The Crushers are now targeting the Southeast Regional Title in Virginia against the most talented teams in the country. Pictured are Madison Bratek, Meagan OBrien, Jenna Forcier, Allison Rosch, Allison Bratek, Haley Provencal, Hadley Wendell, Aaliyah Monds, Virginia Gray, Hannah Harms, Morgan Bruman, Mallorie Sykes, Olivia Daniel, Coach Mike Bruman, Manager Mark Bratek and Coach Shaughnessy Harms.Nease NJROTC cadets attend leadership academy over the summerBy Contributing Writer Carol Zapala, Public Relations, Nease NJROTCNJROTC and each summer 125 selected cadets from 61 high schools throughout Georgia and North Florida come together for one week for formal leadership training at the Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia. The quali“ cations to attend this leadership academy include academic and athletic minimal scores. The cadets are divided into two companies, with three platoons each. For the June 2011 class, Nease was represented by Cadets Garrett Agel, Tyler Fugelberg, Sebastian Rivas, Gunnar Welch, James Zapala and Brittany Ziminski. Cadet John Snyder returned as Cadet Cadre, having completed the academy training summer 2010. The weeklong camp begins with intense physical training at dawn, preparing them for a physical “ tness test mid-week, which they must pass or risk being sent home. Throughout the day, cadets attend classes covering integrity in leadership, teamwork, planning, goal setting, loyalty, social etiquette and being a servant leader to name just a few. Daily drill practice serves to reinforce the concepts of command and precision.Additionally, the cadets are required to keep their rooms and uniforms orderly through daily room inspections. Throughout the week they are graded on their performance in all areas, in addition to written class work and exams. An Honor Cadet with the overall highest combined score is selected from each of the six platoons. Each company then selects the cadet within their company Nease NJROTC Leadership Academy Graduates. Pictured Gunnery Sergeant Duane Hanson, Captain Robert Young, Cadet John Snyder, Cadet Garrett Agel, Cadet Gunnar Welch, Cadet Tyler Fugelberg, Cadet James Zapala, Cadet Sebastian Rivas, Cadet Brittany Ziminski, Area 12 Manager Commander Rusty Hibbard. with the highest score, designating them as Honor Cadet with Meritorious Achievement.For the Class of 2011, Cadet Tyler Fugelberg from Nease NJROTC was awarded Honor Cadet with Meritorious Achievement Award for Alpha Company, with an overall score of 94.5 percent, the highest score of the 211 cadets at the academy. At the completion of the week and upon graduation, each cadet is awarded the coveted silver cord aguillette, which they will wear on their uniform. These six cadets will now join the leadership sta to take Nease NJROTC into the next year, maintaining the tradition of being A Cut Above.Ž


www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 21 Each Primrose School is a privately owned and operated franchise. Primrose Schools, Balanced Learning, and The Leader in Educat ional Child Care are trademarks of Primrose School Franchising Company. 2011 Primrose School Franchising Company. All rights reserved. Educational Child Care for Infants through Private Kindergarten and After School Now Enrolling!Accreditation you can trust.Primrose Schools was the rst preschool organization to be accredited by CITA (SACS CASI), which is considered the gold standard in educational accreditation. This is the same body that accredits over 13,000 schools across the country, including K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.Proprietary Balanced Learning curriculum Music, Spanish, Computer Technology Ongoing customized student assessment Integrated character development program Dietician-approved meals and snacks provided Primrose School of Julington Creek904.230.2828Primrose School at St. Johns Forest904.824.1100 Call: (904)401-6477info@FundraisingForTheFuture.comWe pay you cash to recycle your clothing for those less fortunate. Great for: Check us out on Facebook! www.FundraisingForTheFuture.com Clean out your closets „ CA$H for Clothes For more information Are you ready for the 20112012 school year? The “ rst day of school for all LPA students is Monday, August 22. Students will have the opportunity to meet their teacher(s) at the upcoming Wolf Greetings. Wolf Greetings will be held on three separate evenings to help accommodate all grade levels and allow more time for parents and students to meet with teachers. All Wolf Greetings will take place in the classroom (homeroom for middle school) this year. Homeroom teachers will collect money for planners and lockers (“ fth through eighth grades). Planners are $5 and lockers are $5. The PTO will be available during each Wolf Greeting. Any spirit wear ordered before the end of last school year can be picked up during the Wolf Greetings. Parents can place new orders for spirit wear during the Wolf Greetings for arrival by the end of September 2011. Parents can also purchase Oktoberfest tickets and inquire about volunteering opportunities during each Wolf Greeting. Grades 6-8: Wednesday, August 17; 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Grades K-2: Thursday, August 18; 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Grades 3-5: Friday, August 19; 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The 2011-2012 LPA PTO executive board is as follows: President … Erika Williams; First Vice President … Cathy Richter; Second Vice President … Kim Delaney; Treasurer … Karen Taylor; Secretary … Katie Gray. With a new board comes a new change. LPA PTO is very excited to announce there are no membership dues this year! All parents of LPA students are members of Liberty Pines Academy PTO. If you are able to volunteer (at school or at home) please contact our vice president of membership/volunteers, Kim Delaney at kdelaney@sjgcc. com. She will be happy to give you more information on how you can help! The PTO will hold two major fundraisers this school year. We are rolling right along with the plans for the fourth annual 2011 Welcome Back from Liberty Pines Academy PTO!By Contributing Writer Stephanie BradfordLiberty Pines Academy Gala. This years theme is Oktoberfest and will be held Saturday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Johns Golf and Country Club. It will feature a lively German themed evening with a live auction and silent auction, entertainment by Seize the Day, a glow in the dark closest to the pin golf ball challenge and more! Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors who have partnered with us already. It is not too late! If you are interested in sponsoring this exciting event or donating an item or service for the auction, please contact Heather Lister at listerhd@aol.com or Pam Watt at pam@thewattteam. com. For more information or tickets, please visit the LPA website at www.lpa.stjohns.k12. ” .us.com. Brent Martineau will be the MC for the live auction. A special thank you to First Florida Credit Union and Magellan Transport and Logistics for their support and donations. Our second major fundraiser will be Boosterthon Fun Run in January 2012. LPA experienced great success partnering with Boosterthon this past school year. More information in the coming months. Back by popular demand is the Entertainment Book fundraiser! Watch for information to come home with students on the “ rst day of school. Join in on the savings by purchasing one and start enjoying the many discounts around town. We are starting a new business partnership program at LPA … Liberty Pines Academy Partners in Learning! This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to support LPA and receive various levels of advertising and support from our LPA families in return. We will o er six levels of partnership: Family Sponsorship (monetary donation over $50); Friend of Liberty Pines (monetary donation over $100); Wolf Den Sponsor (monetary donation of $250); Bronze Wolf (monetary donation of $500); Silver Wolf (monetary donation or products/services of $1,000); Golden Wolf (monetary donation or products/services of $2,000). Please contact Cathy Richter at cathyrichter@sjgcc. com for more information. We are looking forward to another great year. Please remember to contact Kim Delaney at kdelaney@sjgcc.com to “ nd out more information on volunteering opportunities at LPA. Upcoming important dates: September 5 … Labor Day, no school September 13 … Grades 6 8 Curriculum Chats, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. September 15 … Grades K2 Curriculum Chats, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. September 16 … Grades 3 5 Curriculum Chats, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Page 22, The CreekLine • August 2011 • www.thecreekline.com *Price is guaranteed with a 12 month EFT AgreementVisit ”oridagetdancing.com or call 904-994-20533525 Agricultural Rd. (Near outlets) $10 O**$10 o when you mention this ad! Enroll Now for Fall 2011-2012Dance Hip Hop Tumbling Gymnastics Competitive Cheer Team Evaluations for Youth and Junior All-Star teams, to be held on Saturday, August 27th. Evans Rowing Club is for anyone interested in the sport of rowing!ŽFor more information call 614-9366 or www.evansrowingclub.comJoin us at the Avenues Mall Back 2 School Expo Booth 30 behind Starbucks at the Forever 21 Entrance! Stop by for a chance to win free lessons and prizes! Learn to Row Sign up today for the 2011-2012 Competitive Youth Racing Program! Have a 504 Plan?Students with a 504 Plan or IEP may now qualify for a McKay Scholarship! Since 1968 Grades4-12 SACSAccredited ADHD & LD If your currentschoolis not meetingyour child’s needs, call today to see if you qualify!St. Johns BluffRd645-5366 Mandarin448-1956 www. C enter A cademy .com Julington Academy of Martial Arts Martial arts training provides healthy physical activity, builds child important leadership skills The martial arts is right for your child – safe, organized fun; challenging games; parties and special events; and learning and succeeding with new buddies. Nothing complements the educational arts better than the martial arts to improve your child’s concentration and prepare him to excel. N othing complements the educ a arts better than the martial arts M artial arts training provides h ealthy physical activity, builds child important leadership skil ls i mprove your child’s concentration and p repare him to excel. Call our school today to schedule an appointment and you’ll receive a FREE beginner’s Classes for your child .12489 San Jose Blvd904-268-2070www.jamakick.com The best training at the guaranteed lowest price Back to fun! Back to learning!Back to School! The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Samantha Johnson from Bartram Trail High School has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in science, mathematics, River of Life United Methodist Church had a fantastic week of VBS! Our Vacation Bible School, Hometown Nazareth, was held nightly the week of July 24 through 28, 2011. River of Life UMC is located at 2600 Race Track Road. Visit our website at www.rolumc.com for all of the events and happenings at River of Life.Local student recognized for achievementdrama, interact, honor roll and International Thespian Society. This is a prestigious honor very few students can hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students. Johnson was nominated for this honor by Cathy Crowe, a teacher at the Bartram Trail.. Johnson will appear in the United States Achievement Academys o cial yearbook which is published nationally. Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in Americas history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy students should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement,Ž said Dr. George Stevens, founder of the United States Achievement Academy. The Academy recognizes students upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors and other quali“ ed sponsors and upon the standards for selection set forth by the Academy. The standards for selection included academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and a recommendation from a quali“ ed sponsor. Johnson is the daughter of Robert and Nora Johnson of NW St. Johns County. The grandparents are Eugenia Morgante of Palatka and Saymon and Barbara Johnson of Jacksonville.Don t miss our Back to SchoolSpecial Section appearing again in the September issue of The CreekLine. Make a note of it! Back to School 2011St. Johns County First Day of School Monday, August 22


www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 23 Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Additional Programs Available Great Birthday Parties We are conveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd.260 4866www.starlightjax.com Star ightGYMNASTICS Fall is just around the corner!Register Now for the Best class, day and time. Classes begin on August 8th Our #1 Priority: Your Children!Classes are exciting and motivating! CALL TODAY! SchroedersSchoolOfMusic.com Private & Group Instruction All Ages & Abilities The Most Qualied Teachers Month-To-Month Commitment Mandarin, Orange Park (indoor), Arlington, St. Augustine/210, Southside, Westside & Northside. Keep swimming all year long. Swimming Lessons260-1836www.swimmingsafari.comAmerican Red Cross Certied Learn how to doitsafely. Safe Sitter Classes for Ages 11 to 14September 109 am 2 pm Baptist Medical Center South Cost: $40 (includes training manual and lunch)To register, call 202.CARE (2273).Topics will include: First Aid € Behavioral Advice Choking Infant/Child Rescue Injury Management € Safety for the Sitter Baby-sitting as a Business € Preventing Injuries Bea safesitter! e-baptisthealth.com2011 Baptist Health The Goddard School located in Saint Johns believes in the power of play for learning, as well as the importance of providing a healthy, active lifestyle for all children. In an e ort to spread the word to families in their community, the educational preschool will sponsor The Goddard School Block Party event from Monday, September 19 through Saturday, September 24, 2011. The event will engage children and their families in a variety of exciting “ tness, nutrition and playful learning activities based on the core curriculum and enrichment programs that are an integral part of the FLEXT Learning Program o ered at The Goddard School. To gear up for the big celebration, Laura Pinover-Sadler, owner of The Goddard School located in Saint Johns, o ers “ ve tips for parents to help their children develop healthy eating habits: 1. O er encouragement Encourage your child to eat a variety of foods to help them Five tips for healthy eatingget the nutrients they need from each food group. By doing so, they are more likely to enjoy trying new foods! 2. Be a good role model Its no surprise that children are likely to mimic their parents food choices. If your children see you enjoying fruits, vegetables and whole grains, they will more likely enjoy them as well. 3. Stock up on healthy choices Make sure that your cupboards and refrigerator are “ lled with healthy options rather than prepackaged foods “ lled with sugar and sodium. Read food labels before purchasing so you know exactly whats in the foods you are buying; just because its made with whole grains doesnt necessarily mean its healthy. 4. Serve balanced portions The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has turned the Food Pyramid into a plate. The USDAs MyPlate illustrates balanced portion sizes for the “ ve foods groups„Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein and Dairy„in a familiar way by using a standard mealtime place setting. 5. Follow a schedule Set a daily schedule for meals and snacks (three meals and one to two snacks per day is recommended), with plenty of time between each. This will help children learn the importance of structured eating and help them to stay feeling full throughout the day. Nutrition and exercise are important to all childrens overall health. Thats why the children attending The Goddard School enjoy various physical “ tness programs as part of their teacher-planned, childdirected learning activities each day,Ž says Sue Adair, director of education at Goddard Systems, Inc. We also work closely with our families to help guide good nutritional choices as an integral part of our home-school relationship.Ž Pencil us in!For your Back to School advertising needs!Back to SchoolSpecial Section September issue886-4919sales@thecreekline.com W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:


Page 24, The CreekLine • August 2011 • www.thecreekline.com Music Lessons for All Ages Bob Moore 904-333-2479www.bobmooremusic.com/music_lessons Conveniently located at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church … ages 5-11 … ages 3-4 … girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Art of Dance formerly "Academy of Performing Arts" is coming to your area. Fall Classes will begin August 4th Register NowŽ www.artofdancejax.comArt of Dance oers Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Clogging, Tumbling, Competition Team, Boys conditioning, Cheerdance, and Adult Classes coming soon.Art of Dance North 11018-135 Old St Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It"904-262-2217Art of Dance South 3025 C.R. 210 Suite 102 St Augustine, Florida 32092next to "Hurricanes"904-945-6420 Mandarin Pediatrics offers care for your child through every stage of life, from birth to adolescence. And because we are affiliated with Wolfson Childrens Hospital, you have access to the areas only hospital just for kids should you need it. Services include: € Newborn through adolescence € Sports and school physicals € Well child exams and immunizations € Monthly Open House with physicians for expecti ng parents € Separate entrances, check-in, check-out and waiting areas for sick and well visitsFinding the right pediatrician just got easier. 268-7701Mandarin PediatricsAffiliated with Baptist Primary Care 14810 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 106 Jacksonville, Florida 32258 Jerry A. Bridgham, MD Robin P. Johnson, ARNP Gary G. Soud, MD Jennifer N. Keen, MD Kevin Kaysch, MD Ginny G. Black, MDSame-day sick appointments Unlimited Classes Free Uniform No Contracts$85 Tiger Martial Arts 904-288-9010 One Low PriceBully Proof!Self-Awareness Be safe while riding the school bus! The following rules are provided by the St. Johns County School Districts Department of Transportation: € Stand o roadway while awaiting the bus. € Students must be on time; the bus will not wait for those who are tardy. € Students must board and leave the bus at their regular stop location (unless written permission from the parent or principal has been received by the bus driver.) € Walk 10 feet in front of the bus. Wait for the drivers signal before crossing the road. € The driver is in full charge of the bus and students. Students must obey the driver. € The driver has the right to assign seats. Students must sit three to a seat from window to aisle. (ARA) Its time to trade in the sunglasses, swimwear and ” ip-” ops for book bags, crayons and calculators. The hustle and bustle of the back-to-school season means shopping for all the new clothes, electronics, books and supplies needed to start the school year o right. Back-to-school shopping can be di cult for students looking to express themselves and for parents who face the increasing expense of education. Book bags, pencils and pens even calculators and rulers provide a palette for creative expression. A new and inexpensive way to add ” air and creativity to ordinary book covers, plain notebooks and dull folders is to use Duck Tape brand duct tape Sheets. The sheets are available in a variety of colors including blue, white, red, silver, black, green, purple and yellow. For students who really want to stand out, sheets also come in prints, such as zebra, leopard, camou” age and tie-dye. Here are ways to add a touch of personalization to school supplies and other belongings using duct tape or other household crafting tools: St. Johns County School Districts bus riding rules€ Keep your seat at all times when the bus is moving. € Keep arms and heads inside of windows. No object shall be thrown from windows or at bus. € Unnecessary conversation with the driver is dangerous. € Outside of ordinary conversation, classroom conduct is to be observed. € Students must refrain from “ ghting, pushing and tripping while boarding, riding and leaving a bus. € Students must not use any abusive or profane language to others students or the driver. € Absolute silence is required at all railroad crossings. € No eating, drinking or use of tobacco is allowed on a bus. € No animals (dead or alive), glass or glass containers, sharp objects, ball bats, cutting instruments, baton and drumsticks will be allowed on the bus without prior permission of the driver. € Large objects, including band instruments which will interfere with seating and safety of others, will not be permitted on the bus. Consequences for student violating bus rules will be as follows: 1st o ense: Principal judgment and parent noti“ cation 2nd o ense: May suspend one to two days from school bus and parent conference with principal/designee and bus driver. 3rd o ense: May suspend two to “ ve days from school bus. 4th o ense: May suspend “ ve to 10 days from the school bus. 5th o ense: May result in long term suspension from the bus including withdrawal of bus privileges for a period between 11 days and the balance of the school year upon a recommendation to the School Board.Creative ways to personalize school supplies€ Jazz up notebooks and folders with di erent colors or prints for each class to make them quick and easy to “ nd when grabbing supplies from your book bag or locker. € Personalize a pencil case, lunch box or book bag with your name so they dont get lost in the shu e. € Make a duct tape wallet or purse and tuck your lunch money in a safe place. € Use stencils to trace letters and add the name of each class or subject to make “ nding the correct book easy. € Create fun artwork out of duct tape shapes and designs to decorate the insides of lockers. € Accent personal belongings, such as cell phone cases, clothing and more. € Make and decorate picture frames for lockers to hang pictures of favorite school memories. Heading back to school gives students, from elementary to high school, the opportunity to develop and show o their own style and personality with a unique twist on traditional school supplies.


www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 25 Race Track Blvd.Flora Branch Blvd. 990 Flora Branch Boulevard St. Johns, Florida 32259 www.theacademyatjulingtoncreek.netLicense#C075J0083 Daycare or Academy, Where do you want your child to be? More for your money.... Please visit our new center and take a personal tour. Infant thru VPK ( 4 years old ) Before/After School Ages 6 thru 12 Fall Enrollment Call for more details. V EAt Murabella 124 Tuscan Way Ste 104, St. Augustine, FL 32092904-547-2691www.visionsource-visionary.com Mark SpivaksInstitute & Dance Extension Julington Creek230-7778106 Julington PlazaCorner Race Track Road & Flora BranchMandarin 268-3583 3740 San Jose PlaceOne block N. of Crown PointFruit Cove 287-4619445 N SR 13, Suite 13Located in the Food Lion Center Oering Outstanding Dance Instruction For All Ages For 3 Decades! $10.00 OFFbring in this ad Fall Schedule in Session Register Today!Visit our Website for Schedules and Forms www.markspivak.com Are your children ready for back to school? You may have thought of everything including backpacks, new clothes, school supplies, physicals, and haircuts. Make sure you include a dental exam and cleaning in your back to school preparations. Having a pretty smile is great, but if plaque is not adequately removed on Oral Health Tip Of The MonthHealthy Smile For Back To Schoola daily basis, gingivitis and eventually gum disease can develop. The bacteria in the mouth can also travel throughout the body and make you susceptible to developing other diseases. Visiting your dentist at least twice a year can keep your overall health as well as your oral health in check. Your hygienist will teach you how to brush, oss, and maintain a healthy mouth while your dentist will take care of any decay,fractured teeth, or other issues that may arise. Everyone deserves a clean, bright smile. If you have any questions about your oral health contact Dr. Garis ofce at 287-0033 or Drgari@msn.comDr. Gus J. Gari D.D.S. To Schedule an appointment call287-0333 School-aged children and their families are invited to the free Back2School Beach fest on Saturday, August 20 on St. Augustine Beach and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The family-friendly community event will promote clean beaches, healthy lifestyles and a fun day at the beach before kids head back to school. The Back2School Beach Fest kicks o from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the beach between the Matanzas Avenue and Mary Street beach access ramps, where events will include a beach clean-up, one-mile fun run and free surf lessons. The festivities continue at 3:00 p.m. with an Oceans Expo at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with live music, environmental education booths, local arts and crafts vendors, a bounce house and interactive kids activities. The all-day event will conclude in the evening at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with a series of movie screenings, including short sur“ ng “ lms at 6:30 p.m., followed at 7:30 p.m. by the feature “ lm Turtle: The Incredible Journey.Ž The inaugural Back2School Beach Fest will be presented by the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the St. Johns County Cultural Events and Beach Services Divisions, in partnership with Keepers of the Coast, NPlay, Sweetwater Brewing Company, PCI and Volcom. Inaugural Back2School Beach Fest for clean beaches, healthy families Bartram Trail Branch Library’s Science Fiction Book Club Sat., Aug 20  1:00 pm The Science Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss this month’s selection. Join us! bring one of the following proofs of residency: a mortgage statement, lease or rent agreement. An additional proof of residency is required, preferably an electric bill. In addition to the childs certi“ ed birth certi“ cate, Florida law requires any student entering a Florida school for the “ rst time to show proof of a physical examination and certain immunizations. Parents are also encouraged to bring proof of the childs social security number. A physical examination that has been performed within one year prior to enrollment Back to School cont from pg. 1in school will be accepted. Physical examinations can be obtained from either a private physician or from the St. Johns County Health Department, 1955 U.S. Highway 1 South. If all required immunizations have been received, the health department or private physician will issue HRS Form 680, copies are acceptable. In addition to other required immunizations, children must have received two measles immunizations (preferably MMR), two varicella (chicken pox) vaccines and at least the “ rst Hepatitis B Shot before starting public or private kindergarten. Parents may access information regarding registration requirements and their childs attendance zone by visiting the school district website at www. stjohns.k12.” .us and clicking on the For Parents and StudentsŽ link. The purpose of early registration is to help reduce the number of students that need to be enrolled at the beginning of school and to help the district prepare for the appropriate number of teachers. Slough concludes, I encourage our parents to make great preparation for their childrens success: register early and attend orientation!Ž Additional information on registration and school attendance zones may be obtained from the Student Services O ce at 547-7598.


Page 26, The CreekLine • August 2011 • www.thecreekline.com The Shoppes of MurabellaAccepting New Patients (904) 826-346952 Tuscan Way Suite 205 St. Augustine, FL 32092 New Location! 165 Hampton Point Dr., Suite 3 St. Augustine, FL 32092( 904 ) 429-0290www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com12421 San Jose Blvd., Suite 100 Jacksonville, FL 32223( 904 ) 292-0195 Regain function and return to normal, active lifestyles withASTYM for Soft Tissue dysfunction and repair Diagnosis that respond well to the ASTYM treatment: Disorders locations Without pain, to what matters.Ž FFX Flag Football returned to Plantation Park on July 23 and 24, hosting nearly 30 adult and youth teams from St. Johns and Jacksonville. Held biannually, the FFX tournament provides two days of ve-onve ag football fun for participating teams. Pictured are the U12 championship playoff teams Jabbawockeez and Knights Black. The Ladies Philoptochos Society of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church invites the community to join them in a Panegyri festival on August 13 and 14 in honor of the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary. The festivities will take place at Holy Trinity, located at 2940 County Road 214 just east of the Interstate 95 overpass, and will feature delicious homemade Greek food and traditional Greek dancing. Guests can eat in or take out their favorite Greek specialties such as dolmathes (stu ed grape leaves), pastitsio (delectable macaroni and meat dish), spanakopita (spinach pie), tiroLadies Philoptochos Society hosts Panegyri Greek Weekend at Holy Trinitypita (cheese pie), gyros, Greek salad, and more! There will be an assortment of Greek pastries available for purchase as well to include baklava, galactoboureko (custard pie), koulourakia and loukoumathes (Greek donuts drizzled with honey) that can be enjoyed with a cup of perfect Greek co ee. The bakalikoŽ will be selling hard to “ nd Greek grocery items. In addition to the food and dancing, there will be traditional church services of Great Vespers on Saturday evening (4:00 p.m.) and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The Panegyri Greek Weekend will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 14 from 11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information or to place advance orders, please call the church o ce at 829-0504 or email Holy3goc@gmail.com. As we move into the rainy season and peak mosquito activity months, St. Johns County Health Department o cials emphasize to Floridas residents and visitors the importance of protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) works with partner agencies, including the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, mosquito control agencies and state universities throughout the year to monitor for the presence of illnesses carried by mosquitoes. The St. Johns County Health Department and the Anastasia Mosquito Control District encourage everyone to take basic precautions to help limit exposure by following the Department of Health recommendations. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, you should remember to Drain and CoverŽ. DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying: € Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, ” ower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. € Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that arent being used. € Empty and clean birdbaths and pets water bowls at least once or twice a week. € Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that dont accumulate water. € Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. COVER skin with clothing or repellent. Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present. Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535 are e ective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than two months old. COVER doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios. Tips on repellent use € Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children. € Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET are generally recommended. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label. € Apply insect repellent to exposed skin or onto clothing, but not under clothing. € In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate. According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of three years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than two months old. € Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent “ rst to their own hands and then transfer it to the childs skin and clothing. € If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing. Again, always follow the manufacturers directions. DOH continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito borne illnesses, including West Nile virus infections, Eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, malaria, and dengue. Residents of Florida are encouraged to report dead birds to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission web site at http://www.myfwc.com/ bird/. For more information, visit DOHs Environmental Public Health web site at http://www. doh.state.” .us/Environment/ medicine/arboviral/index.html or call the St. Johns County Health Department at 825-5055.Health Department urges precautionary measures to prevent mosquito-borne illnessesFFX Flag Football Returns after two yearsgot news?editor@thecreekline.com


www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 27 Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com Faith News Worship TimeContemporary 9:30 a.m. Childrens Church, Middle and High School Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Care AvailableReaching Out Offering Christ Living Gods Love(904) 230-2955 Of“cewww.ROLUMC.com R i v e r L ifeo UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Open Hearts Open Minds ~Open Doors The People of the United Methodist Church River of Life United Methodist Church had a fantastic week of VBS! Worship on Sunday morning with us! Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Youth events are ongoing. A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org St Francis In-The-FieldEpiscopal ChurchSummer Sunday Services10:00amChildrens Chapel and Nursery Available895 Palm Valley Rd (1 mile east of US1)615-2130 BIBLE STUDY Develop your Bible knowledge using free correspondence course. Please provide your mail address to receive course. Bible Study 1630 St. Rd. 13 St. Johns, FL 32259 (904) 230-3332 Write or call today. Now open Tues … Fri 9-8 & Sat 9-7 904-209-13202758 Racetrack Road in the Publix Plantation Plaza Back to School Opportunities for Panache! ladies haircuts. with all girls haircuts. and receive 25% o entire bill.Oers can not be combined Expirations 9/15/11New guest gi for all! The rst Movies in the ParkŽ event was held in June and attended by over 425 people. Neighbors enjoyed giant in atables, bounce houses, live music before the movie and, of course, the movie on a big screen under the stars. Another Movies in the Park event is scheduled for August 27. Come and watch Rango.Ž This event is totally free. Just bring your blanket, chairs, and a picnic or snacks. For all of the details, please visit www.MoviesInThePark.orgI used to be rich... when I was four. Johnstons FRM Feed Store had a 1cent bubble gum machine. While Mom selected perfect links of smoked sausage from the butcher, I “ lled my hands with rainbows of Chiclets gum. It was my own, personal gold mine really... the last penny candy dispenser when all the rest in town were 25 cents. Grocery store candy stands were no longer a temptation! I saved my hard-earned allowance and only splurged on gum at Johnstons. It was my “ rst lesson on the value of money: Shop for value, not instant grati“ cation. Two years later, I saved up until I could buy the last toy Id ever ask for... a Jem doll. Move over Barbie; Jem was rockin her way into every girls toy box in 1986. It took every On Friday, August 26, Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church will sponsor a Home StyleŽ fried chicken dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner will include three pieces of chicken, baked potato, seasoned vegetables and an All You Can EatŽ salad bar for an $11 donation. Desserts and beverages will be available for purchase along with a 50/50 ra e. A childrens dinner is available for a $3 donation. The church is located at 5950 State Road 16, one mile northwest of International Golf Parkway and Pacetti Road. All proceeds are used for the continued development and expansion of the church and its ministries. Fruit Cove Baptist Church is o ering GriefShare classes starting on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. There is no charge for the class. We watch a series of 13 videos about grief. It will help turn your mourning into joy. For more information, please call the church o ce at 287-0996 or Cecille Hammond at 230-6221. Mark your calendar for the “ fth annual Golf Tournament for Our Lady of Good Counsel, to be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Slammer and Squire Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The entry fee is $125 which includes golf, cart, tee package, open bar and dinner. Put together your own foursome or we can match you with a group. Guest dinner tickets can be purchased for $25 (no tickets will be sold at the door). Non-golfers are invited to attend the dinner and fun festivities. For information, please call Dan and Susan Hennessy at 217-7794 or Pete and Sue Banaszak at 940-5718. If you are not a golfer you can support the event by becoming a hole sponsor. For $100 you get a hole sign with the message of your choice. For sponsor information call Ed Wagner at 940-6967. Our Lady of Good Counsel, located at 5950 State Road 16, will hold a Garage Sale on Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. If you have items youd like to donate to the garage sale, collection times will be Tuesday, September 13, Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each afternoon. No TVs or computer equipment will be accepted and no clothing accepted except for infants. Items which are welcomed include household items, books, toys, sports items, small appliances and much more.Movies in the Park held at Doctors Villagelast one of my pennies to buy her at the local R Us. She was amazing! I loved her ” ashing, light-up earrings! For about two hours. The next day I gave her to my sister. Lesson two: Money doesnt buy happiness... unless you use it to bless someone else. Fast forward to sixth grade. Our class took a trip to Universal Studios and I saved $64 to bring with me. After a fun day of Back 2 the Future, Earthquake and Ghostbusters rides, I carefully chose my souvenirs in the (overpriced) gift shop. When I got home, I gave Mom, Dad and my sister their personalized mugs. I took out the swirly lollipop and the pencils I bought then looked up, puzzled, from my bag. Thats it?Ž I remember asking. Lesson three: Money sure does go quick; and doesnt always go far. Present day. Anytime strangers ask Andrew how old he is, hes proud to answer, Four. And Mom is 30.Ž These 30 years have brought times of “ nancial abundance and some lean years as well. The lessons I learned as a child on saving, budgeting and spending wisely have served our family well through both. What a blessing to gain experiential knowledge in the safe environment of a loving childhood home when the only consequence was an empty wallet! CNNMoney accuses Jacksonville residents of overspending„were reported to carry an average credit card debt of $5,115 per family„the second highest in the nation! We do our children a great disservice if we allow them to ” ounder “ nancially as adults instead of training them to spend wisely and within their means as children. Its been said that money is the root of all evil. Instead, Id like to think of money as a very revealing window into the state of the heart. Do we shop to feel happy, be accepted, get a “ x? Are impulse buys or budgetblowing purchases, your norm? If so, please consider what you are modeling for your family! Self-control and good stewardship are developed over a lifetime. Just like you work out regularly to develop physical strength, we must exercise discipline, good choices and patience to develop wise spending habits. There are a wealth of ways for children to learn good stewardship. I believe the “ nancial lifestyle you model is the most important. Helping children manage their own money„including mandating savings and allowing a few mistakes along the way„is equally important. Well make this a two-part article and look at practical ideas next month. Until then, help your children see that spending wisely makes cents.ŽPurposeful ParentingThe value of a dollarBy Allie Olsen, www.gracefullmom.com Genealogy is a very ful lling hobby! For additional information, please contact the Library at 827-6960. Genealogy Club Bartram Trail Branch Library Saturday, August 13 2 4 pm Obstacles are the things we see when we take our eyes off ourgoals.~Zig Ziglar


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Xeric plants are those with the absolute lowest water requirements of all. This group includes agaves, aloes, cacti, yuccas and sedums. Many of the plants in these categories are too cold sensitive for us, but some do well here in Jacksonville. I especially like Goldmoss Sedum (Sedum acre), a succulent, light green ground cover, two to “ ve inches high, bearing small yellow ” owers in spring. Autumn JoyŽ is a hybrid Sedum that grows one to two feet high, producing pink ” owers in fall that turn to copper as they age. Both of these sedums are cold hardy in our area. We use the term droughttolerantŽ for tough plants that survive spells of infrequent watering once they are well established. Maybe not as tough as xeric plants, they are still able to survive short droughts. Some common ones you may already have in your yard are crepe myrtle, blue plumbago, juniper, pyracantha, holly and oleander. These are well known but there are many more, under-utilized plants that can subsist on less water. Chaste tree (Vitex spp.), for example, is a hardy, drought-tolerant, pestfree shrub or small tree seldom seen in Jacksonville. Sometimes called lilac of the South,Ž it is a handsome plant that produces beautiful spikes of blue-to-lilac ” owers in summer. Another drought-tolerant shrub often overlooked is pineapple guava (Acca sellowiana). Useful as a screen, hedge, small tree or espalier, it has glossy green leaves with a silvery underside, petite but exotic edible ” owers and small, sweet fruit. If its a hardy ” owering vine you want, consider planting Lady Banks rose, Sweet Autumn clematis or yellow jessamine. Some tough ” owering perennials would include day lilies, blanket ” ower, beach sun” ower and stokes astor. The St. Johns River Water Management District has estimated that nearly 50 percent of all water used daily in a typical Florida home goes outdoors, much of it for irrigation. Selecting plants for your landscape with water use in mind can reduce your water bill while protecting our water resources. For more suggestions of Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certi“ed Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D. Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 Barbara Lee Studios The crepe myrtle can survive short droughts. Chaste tree (Vitex spp.),also known as Lilac of the South. This is a hardy, drought-tolerant, pest-free shrub or small tree.Sports in Briefwww.millcreeklittleleague.org. For additional questions, please contact Bill Crane at mcllvp@ gmail.com BLD Baseball a St. Johns County based travel team organization founded by former Major League Baseball Player Ryan Freel, will hold their travel baseball tryouts for players aged nine through 14 on Saturday, August 27. 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Page 30, The CreekLine • August 2011 • www.thecreekline.com US1 … 1 Mile South of Nease High School Back Pain? Neck Pain?You dont have to suffer!Call: 247-ACHE (2243) Dont let little aches be a Big Pain! Congratulations to the 6U Julington Creek Slammers for a very successful All-star season! They nished the summer 31-1 by winning the Southeast Regional Tournament in Orlando on July 17. They are the rst Julington Creek baseball team to ever win regionals! After losing in the championship game in their rst tournament at Murray Hills in early June, they have gone undefeated to win three local tournaments (Longwood, Argyle and Fort Caroline) and to win three major titles: Florida State Championship in Chie and, the Jacksonville City Championship and the Southeast Regional Championships in Orlando. We are very proud of our young boys and outstanding coaches! Pictured are Eric Marichal, Christian Wendell, Landen Moore, Boston Torres, Justin Mann, Nathan Morgan, James Thompson, Kolt Myers, JD Hay, Nathan LaFlamme, Brody DeLamielleure, Manager Chris Thompson, John Hay, Matt DeLamielleure, Leo Marichal, Chris Morgan. (Not pictured: Jacob Carter and Team Mom Crystal Moore.) The Ponte Vedra Storm U9 girls 3v3 team won the 3v3 National Championship at Disney Wide World of Sports in Orlando the weekend of July 30. The girls won all seven games in route to the title with an aggregate score of 62-4. The girls have won six of eight tournaments entered in 2011 with an overall record of 44-2-1. The team consists of Tori Grambo, Tatum Loveless and Delaney Tauzel who are now three time national champs, Julie Arciprete and Ashlyn Kane (repeat champs) with Channing Chappell winning her rst. Trey and Kathy Clark coach these Fruit Cove girls out of the Ponte Vedra Soccer Club. Congratulations to the 10B Julington Creek Thunder All-star team 10B state champions! The Thunder nished the season with a record of 20 4 2. The hard work on and off the eld encouraging each other, showing great sportsmanship and never giving up was key to success. Thanks to all the parents and coaches as well for their dedication and sacrices throughout the season! May 23 … 29: San Souci Tournament Runners Up; May 30 … June 5: Orange Park Invitational Runners Up; June 6 … 12: MAA Sluggafest Runners Up; June 23 … 26: Ocala State Tournament 10B State Champions. Pictured are: Will Dunlop, Branden Sokol, Cody Sheider, Daniel Schievink, Bryan Scribner, Holden Bauer, Tyler Hickman, Max Netzel, Ryan Anderson, Andy Harp, Mitchell Fairgrieve, Jonathan Min, Assistant Coach Jason Sheider, Assistant Coach Dan Sokol, Assistant Coach Dylan Bauer and Manager Gary Hickman. JCB 7A TiTans wins City Championship and Rookie 8B State Runner Up! Pictured are Dylan Lee, Kaleb Gilmore, Ryan Lawton, Grant McCredie, Finn Howell, Max Williams, Matthew Howell, Cameron Mesh, Justin Nadeau, Jae Williams, Matthew Guzie, Gavin Grant and coaches Tony Howell, Rick Lawton, Matt McCredie, Dave Williams, KC Williams, Marc Nadeau. Call Tim ( 904 ) 599-5250 LAWN & LANDSCAPING NO CONTRACT REQUIRED!/On-Call ServiceLawn Maintenance Package Includes: Precision Mowing, Edging Foliage Trimming Fertilizing LANDSCAPE DESIGN PLANT & TREE INSTALLATION MULCH & ROCK INSTALLATIONFree Estimates References Available Licensed & Insuredgreenfxlawn@yahoo.com Congratulations to the 6U Julington Creek Slammers The Ponte Vedra Storm U9 girls win 3v3 National Championship 10B Julington Creek Thunder All-star team 10B State Champions! JCB 7A TiTans wins City Championship and Rookie 8B State Runner Up! 9110 Free Equipment Check!!! We accept competitors Chlorine Jugs!(Pictures for illustration purposes only)Call NOW $3.99 Must present couponExp. 8/31/11 #RP252555159


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www.thecreekline.com • August 2011 • The CreekLine, Page 33 Oer Expires 9/10/11 Oer Expires 9/10/11NOW OPEN! Bring in your unwanted Gold, Silver, Platinum & Coins! Gas Prices Got You Down?Build Your Backyard Vacation for Years to Come! 33 years in N.E. Florida Designers & Engineers of Quality Custom Pools 10% OFFAny Store ItemsAdditional 5% for VIP CustomersOffer Exp. 8/31/11 www.martinpoolandspa.comCPC 053901$25 OffFirst Hour of labor for VIP CustomersOffer Exp. 8/31/11 Nease High School has a long lasting tradition of great football. The 2005 Florida state champions have had a great deal of success over the past years. The team has had a lot to live up to since the likes of Tim Tebow came through and transformed the football department. Head Coach Danny Cowgill has done a fabulous job over the past few years building his team to where it is now. The Nease team hit rock bottom a couple years back and has been on the rebound ever since. This past year the team had a lot of incoming talent. They got o to a quick start at the start of the season however su ered many key injuries that forced them to improvise. This improvisation allowed for many young players to get playing time or even start who otherwise would not have even suited up. Although this may not have been the perfect scenario for the coaches, players or the fans, it built the teams character. Despite all this the team fought back and found ways to win. The fact that many young players got playing time and got exposure to the big stage they will better handle the pressure and the situation the next time they get that shot. With the combination of young talent and practice the team has a great chance for next year. The team may have not had the season that they had hoped for; however, it is important to stay positive. They had many injuries young players playing and “ rst timers on the big stage. They have many Since the beginning Creekside has had a strong love of football. The “ rst game was played at home against the Bolles Bulldogs. The Knights lost, badly. But the student section, which was founded just hours before, stood by and cheered as Creekside got hammered in a 73-0 loss. People had made bets on whether or not Bolles would score over a hundred points. It was painful but we stood by. Their “ rst win came at game seven. The Knights beat Arlington Country Day at home 10-0. Then in game nine they beat new found rivals Ponte Vedra 35-0 for another home victory. Creekside “ nished their “ rst ever season, 2-8. That was the 2008-2009 season; the Knights are currently 11-20 overall. Their best season was 2009-2010 when the Knights “ nished with a .500 win ratio, 5-5. But now we are at the dawn of a new season. Creekside High School previewPerformance expected as founding periodŽ closesBy Grant PiperEnter 2011-2012. Its Creeksides fourth year in existence and to many it feels like the end of a cycle. Everyone who saw the school “ rst open, every student who was there to witness our “ rst victory and our most crushing defeat will be gone after this season. It is the end of what I like to call the founding period in Creeksides history. As this cycle gears up for its close, students are expecting the Knights to perform. 2011-2012 will o er up new challenges however. Due to the entrance of Ponte Vedra and Creekside into St. Johns County, the sports districts were rearranged. Creekside has now been moved to 5A District 4 and will be playing new opponents such as Mainland High, Providence, Ridgeview and Episcopal. Along with the new teams on the schedule the Knights have also been assigned to play old rivals Nease, Bartram and Ponte Vedra. This strange schedule has some hoping and some doubting whether or not theyll be able to acquire the elusive winning season. The Knights have the help of seven di erent coaches to get the team into winning shape. Head Coach Greg Stanton has led the team since the beginning and takes a no nonsense attitude when it comes to attendance and punctuality. Other coaches include O ensive Coordinator Thomas Laubach, wide receivers coach Shane Bowers, running backs coach Steve Joyner, linebackers coach Butch Helmly, defensive lines coach Travis Brown and o ensive assistant Aaron Carn. Each of these coaches have coached other high school level sports and each brings their own unique talents and experience to the table. In addition to a beefy coaching sta the football athletes were encouraged to participate on the track and “ eld team to get in shape along with spring training and summer weight training. To keep this persistence up, Creekside is even starting a new class called Bigger Faster Stronger for athlete training during the school day. Unfortunately, the team has struggled with injuries and graduations since last season. Lineman Alex Watson graduated, taking 300 pounds of muscle with him o the line. Wide receiver/running back Eric Turner had ankle surgery following an injury last season and Nicolas Ditota, a young and promising running back, broke his leg during spring training. These setbacks plus the odd new game schedule leaves Creekside in an interesting position. I think that Creekside has what it takes to capture the elusive winning season this year. Their new consistent training schedule, coupled with a new game schedule, gives the team the tools they need to succeed this year. Con“ dence is key and if they start o with a few strong victories I think the momentum could carry them to the end of the season (when they play Bartram and Nease). I think that theyll “ nish 7-3 if they keep their con“ dence up, 6-4 if they falter but I really do think a winning record is in their future. Nease High School previewFan support needed for solidŽ seasonBy David Varga returning starters for next year. Many of the young players have gained experienced and learned many new skills since last year. They are hoping to use this new found talent skill and devotion and turn it into a successful season next year. With the team spending long hours on the “ eld over the summer and every day at the start of next year leading up to the “ rst game, they are looking to “ ne tune their skills and plans into a solid football season. Many of the players on the team have been starters for the past two or three years and know what to expect when they step on the “ eld on Friday nights. Therefore they are looking to step up and put in one hundred percent every day and night. The players, fans and coaches strongly believe in a solid upcoming season. The team has made monumental progress over the past years molding young players into stars. Mixed with a constant ” ow of incoming talent, the team looks to have a promising season next year. Although the team is not expected to win the state championship they would all like to have a successful season and with hard work and determination they could make that happen. As long as the team stays healthy however there is no reason why they couldnt go all the way. As we all know it wouldnt be the “ rst time an underdog won. The most important thing they need is the fans support, so come out and put forth the e ort to see your Nease Panthers write another exciting chapter to their already impressive and long history!


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All of these colleges have made o ers to this years senior class, which shows the level of talent that the Bears have. This talent did not develop overnight however, as these players have been teammates for a number of years now. Their increasing team chemistry and skill is exempli“ ed through the teams steadily rising record over the past three years; going from 2-8 in 2008 to 7-3 in 2010 during the regular season. We have developed great team chemistry, which has allowed us to trust each other to perform in high pressure situations,Ž said senior quarterback Nathan Peterman. This strong trust has resulted in Bartram winning more close games, a main source of losing in 2008, when they lost four games by “ ve points or fewer. Much of this has to do with the sheer amount of time that they have spent on the “ eld together and in the system laid out by Head Coach Darrell Sutherland. This system applies not Bartram Trail High School previewBears football hungry for victoryBy Jared Freitasonly to practice and game time, but also in everyday life. Were trying to break every record internally: in the weight room, with team GPA and in attendance at summer workouts. If we can take care of these things, then everything will work itself out on the “ eld,Ž Sutherland said. This group of players has responded to Sutherlands doctrine; however, they still have not made a deep trip into the playo s since reaching the state semi“ nal game in 2007 and have never defeated their rivals to the south, St. Augustine. Despite being close to having a breakout season last year, the Bears su ered two straight losses where the defense gave up 51 points. In addition, Bartram su ered two defeats to St. Augustine, in games where they held the lead for the majority of the playing time. This team has experienced success the past two years, but some changes are necessary in order to get over the hump. We need to study “ lm and learn from our mistakes. We also cant lose our focus; last year at the end of the season, we played Clay during Homecoming week and let up 51 points, that cant happen again. As long as we heighten our focus and stick to our run-stop defensive strategy, we feel like we can win,Ž Peterman said.For the seniors there is some pressure to win now, as this season will be their last in a high school uniform. Besides winning a state championship, there are some other goals that many of them would like to accomplish, one of them being “ nally taking down St. Augustine.We were too close last year,Ž said senior cornerback Jolen Briggs. Our class was the “ rst to beat St. Augustine in JV, so we feel like if anyone can beat them, its us.Ž The Bears are far from being a senior-laden team, with improving underclassmen playing on both sides of the ball, most notably junior running back Nick Uruburu. Uruburu and his teammates are going to have to work hard this season in order to make up for seniors who have graduated, such as “ rst team All-County linebacker, Spencer Zipper, who averaged 12.5 tackles per game last year. The Bears have been working hard to correct their mistakes from last season and they have made substantial progress, according to Sutherland: We are practicing much better together, as the players have started working for the betterment of the team instead of the betterment of themselves.Ž These improvements were evident in Bartrams spring game against Flagler Palm Coast, which they won 48-10, with Peterman throwing “ ve touchdowns. If Bartram can keep this up, it will not be a surprise to see them, come playo time.With 18 starters returning from a team that “ nished with a (10-4) record in 2010, the Florida State Seminoles are expected to be ranked in the top “ ve on nearly every preseason poll. In Jimbo Fishers “ rst season as FSUs head coach, the Noles won the ACC Atlantic Division for the “ rst time since 2005 and they defeated South Carolina in the Chick-“ l-A Bowl. Redshirt junior EJ Manuel enters his “ rst year as Florida States full-time starter at quarterback. Over the past two seasons, the Virginia Beach native started six games in place of an injured Christian Ponder. He was the MVP of the 2010 Gator Bowl and came in for Ponder during the 2011 Chick“ l-A Bowl. Ive played in some big games,Ž Manuel told the Virginian-Pilot. I played against Florida in 2009. They beat us badly, but they were the number one team in the country. I was a freshman playing in The Swamp. Thats stu you need to get used to. Well go there this season and it wont faze me at all.Ž Despite the departures of o ensive guard Rodney Hudson and center Ryan McMahon, the Seminoles should have a strong ground game. The triumvirate of Chris Thompson, Ty Jones and Jermaine Thomas combined for 1,862 rushing yards in 2010. Fullback Lonnie Pryor is also capable of making plays as a ball carrier and receiver. Incoming freshman James Wilder Jr. could be a factor in the back“ eld as well. He is one of the Florida State previewSeminoles expectations high By Chad Cushnirprized recruits of this years class which was rated in the top three by most major recruiting websites. Another true freshman running back, Devonta Freeman, enrolled early and was impressive during spring practice. Senior Bert Reed leads the receiving corps. They had 58 and 43 receptions respectively in 2010. Junior Willie Haulstead led the team in touchdown receptions last year with six. Fellow junior Rodney Smith, a 66Ž target, is also expected to play a big role. Other contributors could include sophomores Jared Haggins, Greg Dent and Kenny Shaw as well as redshirt freshman Christian Green. Last year, the Seminoles led the nation in sacks. Junior Brandon Jenkins led the team with 13.5 sacks. Another season like that could prompt him to leave school early to enter the NFL Draft. Nigel Bradham, Florida States leader in tackles last season, returns for his senior year. He anchors a very talented group of linebackers that also includes sophomores Christian Jones and Telvin Smith. Redshirt freshman Je Luc should also get plenty of playing time. He was a highly-rated recruit in the 2010 signing class. The Seminoles secondary is stocked with three talented cornerbacks led by junior Greg Reid who also doubles as a return man on kicko s and punts. Sophomore Xavier Rhodes and senior Mike Harris both had 4 interceptions in 2010. True freshman Nick Waisome has a good chance to get some playing time at corner too. He enrolled early and participated in spring practice. At safety, junior Nick Moody is a very physical player who made quite a few big hits last year. Sophomore Lamarcus Joyner, a former cornerback, will get lots of reps at safety. On special teams, FSU has one of the best kickers in the country in junior Dustin Hopkins. He made all of “ ve of his attempts including a 60-yarder in this past springs Garnet and Gold game. Also, 41 of his 86 kicko s during the 2010 season went for touchbacks. FSU will have a new punter this season as Shaun Powell, the Seminoles punter from the past few seasons has graduated. Perhaps the biggest test of the season will come on September 17. Thats when Oklahoma travels to Tallahassee. The Sooners are also expected to be ranked in the top “ ve to begin the season. Last year, OU dominated FSU 47-10 in Norman.Prediction: (10-2) record, ACC Champs


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Weis is best known for being the o ensive coordinator of the New England Patriots during a time in which they won three Super Bowls.As a football team, I want to be known as a blue collar, overachieving unit,Ž said Muschamp. We will be a physically and mentally tough football team.ŽSenior John Brantley will begin the season as the starting quarterback. In 2010, he struggled in his “ rst year as the starter as he threw just nine touchdown passes compared to 10 interceptions. Playing in Charlie Weis pro-style o ense should be a better “ t for Brantley who seemed out of place in Meyers spread o ense.Brantley has picked up our o ense,Ž Muschamp said. He does a great job at the line of scrimmage. We put a lot on the quarterback as far as running, pass-check protections and in the run game. Im pleased with John.ŽRedshirt freshman Tyler Murphy and highly-touted true freshman Je Driskel will com-University of Florida previewMuschamp era set to begin in GainesvilleBy Chad Cushnirpete to be the backup quarterback. Two sophomores who took snaps at quarterback last season have been moved to new positions. Jordan Reed will play at tight end while Trey Burton will be a hybrid type of running back who may line up in the back“ eld, as a receiver or as a tight end. Senior speedster Je Demps returns as the starter at tailback. He was not healthy for the second half of the 2010 season, yet he led the team in rushing with 551 yards. Senior Chris Rainey will also get plenty of carries as will junior Mike Gillislee. Florida needs a few wide receivers to step up and become dependable targets. Senior Deonte Thompson led the Gators with 38 receptions last year, but he scored just one touchdown. Sophomore Quinton Dunbar was very impressive during spring practice, and he is expected to be a major contributor this season. Fellow sophomore Andre Debose has shown some play-making ability as a kick returner and he needs to improve on the 10 receptions he reeled in last season. Other players that are expected to make plays for the Gators include juniors Frankie Hammond, Omarius Hines and sophomore Robert Clark. True freshman A.C. Leonard will be someone to keep on eye on. This tight end is expected to be a receiving threat. Floridas o ensive line did not perform well last year and theyll be counting on some young players like Chaz Green, Ian Silberman and Jonotthan Harrison to replace the likes of Mike Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert who were drafted in the “ rst and second rounds respectively. The Gators defense has some major question marks. Janoris Jenkins, perhaps the best returning player, was kicked o the team this spring for multiple arrests. 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