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JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.com MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Whats InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 9 Drivers Ed classes Page 10 Newcomers Club Page 11 Principal of the Year Page 12 Liberty Pines update Page 14 Movie Review Page 15 Senior NewsLine Page 17 QuiltFest Page 18 Back to School section Page 21 CHS Knights United Page 23 Blessings in a BackpackPage 26 High School HappeningsPage 30 Loggerhead swimmers Page 31 Faith News Page 32 BTHS Sports Page 33 National Literacy MonthPage 34 Boys of Summer Page 35 Travel: Fall Fling Volume 11, Issue 9September 2011The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Check out our new web pages!Recipes Home & Garden Lifestyle High School FOOTBALL!www.thecreekline.com JP PERRY INSURANCE, INC. 3342 KORI ROAD, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257 (904) 268-7310 WWW.JPPERRY.COM New Lower Home & Auto Rates!Jacksonvilles Personal Insurance leader since 1954.JP Perry Insurance is not dependant upon any ONE company. We shop more than 100 insurance companies to nd the best policy for you. We can discuss and quote your coverage in person, on the phone or online.We are the Insurance experts! They watched the other academies participating in green projects, with some winning awards, cash prizes and recognitionand nally their chance came! The Fashion Academy at Bartram Trail High School received their challenge. On the last day of school in May, The Angelwood Foundation said, give us a recycle There is an old adage like a duck takes to water and for Bartram Trail High School junior Luke Lockwood that may best way to describe how he takes to water skiing. He learned to water ski when he was just three years old and put one foot behind the other to start slalom skiing when he was but ve. I could ski before I could swim, Lockwood smilingly quips. When he was six he competed in his rst tournament. This year he won the Florida State Water Skiing Championships with three buoys at 32 o . The goal of in slalom skiing is to go through a slalom course of six buoys. The boat pulls the skier directly down the middle of the course and on each side there are three buoys which the skier must zigzag around. Before the skier can begin the zigzagging he must pass through two buoys which make up the narrow entrance gate and when he has completed the zigzag course he must exit through the last two buoys at the end of the course. 32 o is the amount of rope deducted from the beginning rope length of 75 feet from the boat. During The Pacetti Bay Middle School PTSO is o to an actionpacked 2011-2012 school year. On August 16, the PTSO welcomed back 80 teachers and sta with a hot breakfast catered by Flip Flops Catering and co ee provided by Palencia Starbucks. PBMS Principal Sue Sparkman welcomed back the teachers then introduced new PTSO president, Debbie Adams, and teachers and sta new to PBMS. The students arrived on August 19 for orientation where they were given schedules and allowed time to meet their teachers and familiarize themselves with their classrooms. PTSO volunteers were on hand to kick o the PTSO memberBTHS Fashion Academys Project Runway goes greenBy Donna Keathley Abby Nehring models her apper dress.fashion show and they were o and running. Eight girls spent their summer not just lolling at the pool, but cleaning out recycle bins all around zip code 32259. The results of their e orts turned out six fabulous runway ensembles that walked down the red carpet in Ponte Vedra in August. Alexis Woods of Angelwood was thrilled with the curve that the recycled dresses threw in the mix that made this show the best one ever. Melissa Intemann, producer of the show, was wowed at the actual dresses and the overall professionalism of the students. Farah Mohamed, a Level III student at the academy, went shopping in her fathers garage for her short ball gown skirt. It was made of layer upon layer of black plastic leaf bags. The bodice of the dress was a quilted e ect when she went patch work crazy with small M&M chocolate candy packages. Her strapless cocktail dress was a delight to the audience. Zoee Frazier, a senior this BTHS junior Luke Lockwood makes a big splash in water skiingBy Karl Kennellthe consecutive passes the skier shortens the length of the rope until it reaches the skiers optimum length. Each shortening increases the speed and responsiveness of the boat, rope and skier combination making the run more challenging. However, before the skier can shorten the rope they must be going the maximum boat speed. In the state championship Lockwood competed in division three, which is for 14 to 18 year olds with a maximum speed of 36 mph. If a contestant starts slower than this the boat will speed up after each pass until the maximum speed is reached through the course. Lockwood starts o at the 36 mph at 28 o . The winner of the competition is the skier who has the most buoys at the shortest rope length. He says of his recent win, Between you and me the three buoys at 32 o wasnt the greatest score for me. After winning the state championship he competed at the United States Southern Regionals. This competition is comprised of skiers from Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. He placed second Pacetti Bay goes back to schoolBy Contributing Writer Sharon Davis, Corresponding Secretary, PBMS PTSO PTSO President Debbie Adams and PBMS Principal Sue Sparkman at the welcome back breakfast.ship drive and sell newly-styled spirit wear. The rst day of school, August 22, students arrived early and proceeded through their day with enthusiasm. All PBMS parents are encouraged to join and participate in the PTSO. The membership drive will run through September 30. Membership is $15 per family and includes a copy of the school directory, distributed later on in the year. Meetings are held the rst Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the PBMS Media Center. All are welcome. More information can be found at www-pbm.stjohns. k12. .us/ptso/. The PTSO sponsored Fall Dance will be held on September 30. Last years dance was a big hit. The students had a great time and it was the largest and most pro table to date. We hope to exceed last years success and encourage the PBMS family to help out in any way they can. BTHS Fashion Academy cont. on pg. 7 Luke Lockwood cont. on pg. 7 Pacetti Bay cont. on page 30
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JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257 (904) 2881100$15 off any $50 purchase of groceries PLU 30642 VALID UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 201110601 SAN JOSE BOULEVARD JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/jacksonvilleHEALTHY CHOICESTHROUGHOUT YOUR DAY. JCP CARES will host a Cooking Class at First Coast Technical College to bene t their Career Navigator program on September 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and include lunch. First Coast Technical College is located at 2980 Collins Avenue in St. Augustine. For more information and tickets, please contact Kathy Bravo at kbravo@ jcpcares.org or 655-1040. The Friends of Bartram Trail Library will present a second session of ACT and SAT preparation classes at the library. The ACT class will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the SAT class will begin at 6:30 p.m. All classes will be held on Monday. The class dates are: November 7, November 14, November 21, November 28 and December 5, 2011. Registration is required and class size is limited. Registration closes on October 23, 2011. A donation of $25 for each class series a student takes is requested. Please register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the students name, grade and class selection (ACT or SAT). September is National Literacy Month and local organizations are making a concerted e ort to expand their volunteer reading program. Reading Pals are needed in child care settings, as well as Head Start and kindergarten classes in the St. Johns County School District. Just 45 minutes of a volunteers time per week can help to make youngsters excited about reading. If you are interested in opening the world of reading to young learners, call RSVP of St. Johns County at 547-3945 or email email@example.com. .us. Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the rst and third Saturday of each month from 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Guests are always welcome! Become the speaker and leader you are meant to be. For more info contact Shari Schurr at shari.schurr@gmail. com or 253-0586. It is with pride that the Hispanic Heritage Council therefore announces the second annual Hispanic Heritage Festival of St. Johns County on Saturday, October 1 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at The Palencia Club, located at 600 Palencia Club Drive. The Hispanic Heritage Council of St. Johns County will enhance St. Augustines diverse landscape and support Hispanic programs developed by the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration. For more information about the Hispanic Heritage Council, please contact Lynda Plaza Wynn Follenweider at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, September 15 and Saturday, September 17 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 St. Johns County Extension O ce would like to invite local venders with home and garden products to participate in the 2011 St. Johns County Home and Garden Show and Datil Pepper Festival. It will be held the weekend of October 1 and 2 at the St. Johns County Agriculture Center, located at 3125 Agriculture Center Drive. Consider participating in this local event. It may expose your business to a broader audience and make individuals aware that you support local community activities. If you would like to reserve a space in the show please call 209-0430 for further information. The next Native Plant Class will be held on Thursday, September 15 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. The lmed documentary, Saving Biodiversity through Native Plants featuring the nationally acclaimed author and professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, Douglas Tallamy, shows how we can sustain wildlife and slow the rate of extinction by planting even a few natives in our yards. This class is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact 692-3927 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 Monday, September 12, Tuesday, September 20 and Monday, September Whats New cont on pg. 4 Copies of online coupons are not accepted.
Page 4, The CreekLine September 2011 www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioners DeskBy Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 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 VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. ARE YOUR INSURANCE RATES INCREASING? 268-6365 Working hard to win your insurance business. WE LOVE COMPETITION! Put us in the game!Dont let Big Insurance keep us on the sideline!Serving Mandarin Since 1990 Tina P. Fernandez, CPA, PLwww.tpfcpa.com 904-287-2195 Over 30 Years Experience Have Condence 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. The Shoppes of MurabellaAccepting New Patients (904) 826-346952 Tuscan Way Suite 205 St. Augustine, FL 32092 New Location! Dear Neighbors: The county is working through its website (www.sjc us) to improve transparency and provide useful information for residents, visitors and businesses. Under Top Links on the right hand side you will nd the Emergency Management link. Recent improvements to this link include: Ready America with videos for to help you prepare for the unexpected Updated county evacuation maps and routes Evacuation categories for storm events by address under Evacuation-My Zone Links to Florida 511 which reports tra c condition with live camera feeds If you require oxygen or assistance from the county for transportation during evacuation, it is important that you contact the St. Johns County Emergency Management Department and register in advance. Their phone number is 824-5550. Foreclosure Help is also listed under Top Links. On the left side of the county home page you can explore the resident track or visit department pages including: Parks and Recreation for park location, amenities and hours of operation. Library link to download Ebooks, read a news article or reserve books on line with your St. Johns County Library card number. Need gardening advice? Choose the Agriculture Department and click on IFAS Solutions for your Life. Under the GTV Department you can watch live St. Johns County Government TV on-line and review a schedule of meeting broadcast. On the Home Page you can sign up for the Administrators monthly email report. You can also subscribe to notices for certain activities in your community under the Neighborhood Bill of Rights. Each County Commissioner has a page on the county web26 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. Cant 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 youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. The Nease Panther Pride Band has been selected to host a Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) marching band competition, the First Coast Marching Invitational, at the school on Saturday, October 22. The all day event, featuring approximately 15 bands from Florida will begin with www.sjc .us is your 411 for St. Johns Countysite. During the county budget process this year, we used these pages to guide residents to information about the county budget including answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Try visiting mine at www.sjc .us/ district1. Many residents are surprised to learn that county property tax revenues per person have fallen to the 2005-6 levels. During the downturn, demand for services has increased. Use of the countys parks, libraries and ball elds has never been greater. We are doing more with less. The county sta has been reduced by 255 people. In 2012 all employees saw a 3 percent reduction in pay as a result of state pension reform and all commission departments saw a 5 percent decrease in operating expenses. Thank you for your continued interest in St. Johns County and the privilege to serve as your representative. Please call 209-0300 if I may be of assistance. preliminary competition at 9:00 a.m.; nals competition should be concluded at approximately 10:00 p.m. Local middle schools will be performing the National Anthem prior to nals competition and the Nease Panther Pride Band will perform an exhibition of their 2011 show, Person of Interest. Concessions will be available and tickets are for sale at the gate. Come out and support the arts in St. Johns County! Advertising opportunities in the program are available; please contact email@example.com for additional information. 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 Northwest St. Johns County Community Coalition (NWSJCCC) will meet on Thursday, September 22 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. TOPS (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 2011 Florida Heritage Book Festival Writers Conference takes place Friday, September 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Casa Monica Hotel in downtown St. Augustine. This years Conference will feature a stellar group of writing and publishing professionals who will discuss a wide range of literary topics covering ction, non ction, short stories, screenwriting, legal matters, promotion and more. Noted Florida authors James W. Hall and Les Standiford will be the keynote speakers at the conference luncheon. The registration fee of $80 (by September 18) or $90 (day of conference) also includes lunch. For reservations and information, please visit www.fhbookfest.com or contact Kathy Dvornick at kdvor@ bellsouth.net or 940-0194.Whats New cont from pg. 3
www.thecreekline.com September 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 Fall Special10% OFFAny dental treatment, including crowns, bridges, partials, veneers, etc. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 10/17/11New 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 10/17/11 Gentle, Caring Dentistry for the Whole Family Feeling Sad, Overwhelmed, or Just Need to Talk to Someone?I provide: Suzanne Arendt, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC Wellness Counseling of Florida Unlimited t raining included. Access to a eet of boats in Jacksonville and St. Augustine as well as over 60 locations across the country. Call us about trade ins.Call today 1-888-684-2214 Aordable Boating Without the Hassle.Located at Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville and Camachee Cove Yacht Harbour in St. Augustine No Maintenance!No Insurance!No Cleaning!No Storage!www.freedomboatclub.com Greenbriar Animal HospitalA Professional Veterinary Hospital Offering... We Celebrate The HumanPet Bond ( 0.2 mi South JCP entrance ) vetM-F 8 AM 6 PM Sat 8 AM Noon We are o to a rousing start to the 2011-12 school year. St. Johns County schools welcomed 30,907 students for another year of learning. We expect to enroll quite a few more students in the next few weeks, as we historically grow after Labor Day. As I visited 18 schools on opening day, I was so pleased to see children already engaged in learning, as if they had never left for the summer. Our superior teachers never waste a minute in extending the learning experiences of our students. With all the new students, we nd ourselves once again with several overcrowded schools. Fruit Cove Middle, Durbin Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary and Ponte Vedra/Palm Valley Rawlings Elementary are the schools with the greatest numbers. Due to the fact that our capital budget (those monies used to build new schools and maintain existing sites) has been greatly reduced by the Legislature and the decline in property values, we will addressing the growth with some rezoning options to balance the student populations at our schools. The School Board held Town Hall meetings on August 30 and September 1 to explain the possible changes for the 2012-13 school year. A large part of the meetings was devoted to zoning children to Elementary L in the Palencia area, which will open next school year. Other options included ways to reduce overcrowding in some schools and empty seats in others. The School Board will vote on the zoning changes at its November board meeting. The possible solutions will be available on our district website, www.stjohns.k12. .us, prior to that time and a special zoning section will be available to receive public comment. Zoning changes are never easy. However, we must maintain reasonable student population sizes in all our schools. I encourage you to go to the website, view the proposed changes and make comments. Eight of our local northwest schools will be sponsoring a combined golf tournament fundraiser on November 5 at The Champions Club in Julington Creek Plantation. Gather your foursome and come out to support our schools while you enjoy an afternoon of golf. Sponsorships are available for the event. If you are interested in playing or sponsoring the event, I would be happy to connect you with one of the schools. This is a joint fundraiser, with all the schools splitting the proceeds equally. Thanks so much to all of you who donated school supplies for the Tools 4 Schools event on August 31. Our teachers were able to bene t from your generosity by stocking up on items that they usually purchase from their own resources. In these di cult economic times, many more students are coming to school without the things they need for learning. Tools 4 Schools helped to sup-Project Buckle Up seeks to educate parents about new standards in child passenger safety. Project Buckle Up will host a car seat check up event from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20 at the Julington Creek branch of the St. Johns County Service Center/Tax Collector O ce, located at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard. Technicians will be available onsite to discuss the new standards with parents and caregivers. Since its inception over a decade ago, the St. Johns County Tax Collectors Project ply those items. The event is sponsored annually by the St. Johns County Education Foundation. Another way that the Education Foundation bene ted our students this year was by partnering with Hugs across the County, a group of ladies from Ponte Vedra who volunteer in our neediest schools. They give of their time each week to meet and work with students at Crookshank, South Woods and Webster Elementary schools. Each weekend, they provide backpacks lled with food so that our children have something to eat through their Blessings in a Backpack program. They also provide clothing, shoes, supplies, food and other essential items to our neediest children. This year, the need was so great that they were not able to fully fund the packs they supply (shoes, underwear, socks, school supplies). Principals at these three schools said that they were in need of 20 packs each. The St. Johns Education Foundation stepped up and supplied the money needed to Car seat safety check on September 20 Changes in car seat restraint guidelines means safer kidsBuckle Up program has helped make thousands of newborns, toddlers and young children safer by educating parents and caregivers about proper child passenger safety. Community Education Coordinator Vanessa Suarez is a certi ed child passenger safety technician with the St. Johns County Tax Collector. Recently returned from a Kidz In Motion Conference in Orlando, Suarez is eager to share the new guidelines she learned from industry experts and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. Vanessa already has been talking about the new guidelines, like children remaining in a rear-facing seat until age two, said St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC. Every week she visits Flagler Hospital and the St. Johns County Health Department to o er education in child passenger safety, including instruction to parents and caregivers about the proper installation of car seats to maximize safety for their children. In addition to the rearfacing recommendation, which is supported by the American Academy of Pediatricians, NHTSA recommends utilizing convertible and three-in-one car seats as they typically have higher height and weight limits for the rear-facing position, allowing you to keep your child rear-facing for a longer period of time. Use of a ve-point harness is recommended until children outgrow their forward-facing car seats. The next step is progression to a booster seat so the seat belt ts properly across the provide our students with these basics. I am very grateful for the continued commitment to our schools and students that both Hugs across the County and the Education Foundation show. As always, I am encouraged by your commitment to public education. If I may assist you in any way, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. .us. hips and shoulder, rather than sliding up the childs neck or waist. For more information about Project Buckle Up, contact the St. Johns County Tax Collector at 209-2250 or vsuarez@ sjctax.us. TheCreekLine isYOURCommunity Newspaper email@example.com
Page 6, The CreekLine September 2011 www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Dr. Levine is dedicated to your familys health through every stage of life. He has served Julington Creek for more than 12 years and is ready to provide you with a medical home. Services include: Sports/school physicals Immunizations Well visits for adults and children GYN care Coordination of care for chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) On-site lab for all blood drawsFinding the right family doctor just got easier.Same-day acute appointments 287.2794Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek1400 Bishop Estates Road, St. Johns, FL 32259 Donald J. Levine, MD Board-Certified, Family Practice, along with Carol N. Sims, PA-C 13 www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md Concerns about your drinking water?Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. The safety of children going to or from school is of big concern to me and all of us at your sheri s o ce. School buses are very safe and accidents involving them account for a very small percentage of injuries and fatalities to school children according the Transportation Safety Board. The bad news is that although fatal school bus accidents are few, about three times as many children are killed while getting on or o the bus. Here are some safety suggestions for bus students: Walk your children to and from the bus stop or arrange for them to walk with a group of kids under the supervision of an adult. Allow plenty of time to get there with just a few minutes to spare before the scheduled arrival time of the bus. Emphasize to children the importance of going straight to the bus stop. If you see anyone or anything suspicious going to or from or at the bus stop dont assume someone else has reported it. Call us and/or your local police immediately. Make sure children understand they need to stand back from the curb and only step forward when the bus comes to a complete stop and the door is opened. Encourage your children to take a seat quickly and use a time when the family is together to talk about good behavior on the bus. When you are with your child at the bus stop it is a good opportunity to get to know the driver even if only by eye This is to comment about the recent public disagreements between certain members of the Julington Creek Plantation CDD Board of Supervisors (BOS) relating to management of the Community Development District (CDD). From my perspective, at the heart of these disagreements is a Supervisor who is simply attempting to pursue their stated campaign promises by proposing the examination of various CDD operations towards functioning more e ciently and thereby saving taxpayer money, countered by certain other Supervisors who appear to persistently believe that Supervisors ideas lack credibility. This has resulted in some heated discussions and, unfortunately, a lot of backroom talk among some residents that have led to certain untruths. The credibility issue appears to stem from the belief by these Supervisors that this particular Supervisor does not fully vet their proposals before putting them up for consideration. It is my opinion any Supervisor can propose anything they wish with or without supporting data. If a proposal meets a common-sense burden, I believe it should be referred to the appropriate party within the CDD for study and recommendations. I believe the ideas and proposals presented to date by that Supervisor appear on their face to be very valid questions. Now, it is not unusual for Back to school safetycontact and a friendly wave. That lets children know that the adults are on the same team when it comes to getting them to school safely. The National Safety Council recommends that children who must cross the street at a bus stop do so by walking 10 steps away from the front of the bus before crossing so the driver has them in his or her line of sight at all times. Children should be taught never to cross behind the bus. Teach your children about the bus danger zone when waiting to board. The danger zone is anywhere close enough to touch the bus. I recommend parents log on to the St. Johns County Schools website and share the rules for bus riders with your children and know the penalties for violating them. Now a word to motorists. Florida law requires you to stop for a school bus with red lights ashing and stop signs extended. The only exception is on a four lane divided highway with an unpaved space of at least ve feet or a physical barrier and approaching the school bus from the opposite direction. U.S. Highway 1 outside the St. Augustine city limits and the portion of Race Track Road in the Julington Creek area are examples of such roadways. Some of the children in the highly populated Julington Creek community on Race Track Road walk or ride their bikes to the three neighborhood schools along this busy thoroughfare. Many of the intersections near the schools are protected before and after school by trained crossing guards. Motorists should always obey those guards and their signs rather than the tra c signals because some children could still be crossing when the light turns green. Parents drop o and pick up children at all of the elementary and middle schools in the county. At most of those that have high tra c our o ce provides Public Service Assistants or deputies to help by directing tra c. School speed zone enforcement is also a high priority for our o ce. Fines for speeding in a school zone are doubled and can be as high as $1000 with several points assessed against a license for possible suspension. Most of the violators we ticket in a school speed zone were not intentionally speeding but were just not paying attention because of a cell phone conversation or even texting and as a result learn a costly lesson. I congratulate the teachers, administrators and particularly the students who have again made St. Johns County schools number one in the State of Florida. Lets make it tops in school safety too. As always I appreciate your comments and suggestions. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.Letter to the Editorpolicy makers to disagree, nor is that necessarily harmful. But the proposals of this particular Supervisor cant, for some reason, seem to get past rst base. Can nearly every idea or proposal of this very capable Supervisor be awed? The BOS is entrusted with taxpayers money and has a responsibility to manage and spend that money in the most e cient fashion reasonably possible. To me, that means being constantly vigilant to reducing operating expenses where possible, while still providing the services and programs deemed necessary and appropriate. It is my belief that is exactly what this Supervisor is attempting to do and I suspect a vast majority of JCP residents welcome their e orts. So I am more than a bit ba ed as to why this Supervisor appears to be facing resistance in that honorable pursuit. The focus within the CDD both at the Board and sta level needs to be directed at working as a unit towards setting goals de ning what this CDD is to be and establishing the best practices needed to achieve those goals. That must include identifying cost savings wherever they exist. But this will not be achieved unless and until this Board of Supervisors and sta adopts the same goals and thereafter collectively works in good faith towards achieving those goals. Terry Flesherneed email@example.com What would you like to see in The CreekLine?Send us your story ideas or photos and we ll be glad to include them in the next issue! Deadline is the 20th of this month!Do you have good news to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The coalition nominated SJSO receives award for e orts to reduce underage alcohol usethe sheri s o ce for its signi cant work in helping reduce and prevent underage alcohol use in St. Johns County. The award was presented on behalf of the O ce of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC.) The sheri s of ce was recognized for its use of creative and innovative strategies to reduce and prevent underage drinking. These include underage alcohol compliance checks, the creation of a training program to clarify the options for deputies when dealing with underage drinking violations, partnering with the coalition to create the Know the Law guidebook for parents and youth and the creation of The Partys Over campaign which urges community members to anonymously report underage drinking parties. We were delighted to see the sheri s o ce recognized for the admirable work they do in helping reduce and prevent underage alcohol use in our community, said Coalition Coordinator Heidi Matheny. PACT Prevention Coalition is dedicated to making St. Johns County a healthy substancefree community for our youth through prevention, advocacy, choices and teamwork. For more information about PACT Prevention Coalition, please call 829-6261 or visit www.pactprevention.org. St. Johns oce now open! Jennifer LynchLaTour 150 Warren Circle, Suite 3 St. Johns, FL 32259 418-5353 Call or Come in Today for a free quote! 904-418-5353 We are dedicated to nding the best coverage for our clients needs at the lowest prices. Because we represent many dierent insura nce companies, we keep your budget in mind as we shop around to nd the best coverage for you. State Road 13 N Julington Creek Race Track Road/ Fruit Cove Road Warren Circle Jennifer LynchLaTour Director Art May accepts an honorable mention award for the 2011 law enforcement agency of the year award. year, spent the summer picking up soda can tabs and lacing them on black ribbon, making miles and miles of a chain affect trim. Frazier constructed a two-piece butter y printed tunic and skirt layered over a strapless knit tank. Then the chain trim was added to the top and outlined all of the edges of the bottom to give a studded metal e ect that literally glowed on the runway. Abby Nehring and Jordan Alexander, both in their third year of the academy, teamed up to put together a roaring 20s apper girls chemise dress that brought the house down. The halter top consisted of layers upon layers of two inch wide lengths of newspaper cut in long slender blades. The apFarah Mohamed models her leaf bag dress.per skirt was a colorful array of magazine print pages cut in slim lines and layered. Nehring modeled the creation on the runway and topped it o with elbow length black evening gloves and a shiny black cummerbund at the waistline. Jill Beaver, a junior this year, went back to her early creative education days for her confection. She constructed a newsprint paper mache sun-top adorned with an asymmetrical corsage at the waistline. Underneath the artful top was a simple owing tea length blue chambray cotton skirt, giving the overall look a cool and summery e ect on the runway. Senior Logan Irwin raided all the child care facilities and day camps this summer for her recycled materials of her choice Capri Sun juice containers. After taking them home and cleaning them of the sticky mess, Irwin then cut the colorful fronts into butter y shapes. She then appliqud hundreds of the little fellows on top of each other for a beautiful metallic bodice. Irwin then tiedyed an old used peasant skirt with colorful hues and attached it to her butter y top with a bow tied sash of Capri Sun containers at the rear. This made great runway entry and exit to her garment. Ashlen Gilmore, a Level 4 student, designed and sewed an electric blue satin angel dress, speci cally for the Angelwood Foundations show nale. Her four foot high pair of angel wings, rmly attached to her hot pink belt, were clear as the sky as they were made of blue dry cleaning bags. Gilmores creation was certainly a great ending for all in attendance. Hats o to these gifted gals kicking o another great year at the Fashion Academy at Bartram Trail High School!BTHS Fashion Academy cont. from pg. 1 at that competition. Lockwood has visited Florida Southern College which has a highly recognized and very competitive water ski team. Im hoping to join their ski team after I graduate from BTHS, he says. Seeing Lockwood so easily create great big sprays of water as he and his ski glide between the buoys is quite a sight. Just watching gets the adrenalin going!Luke Lockwood cont. from pg. 1
Page 8, The CreekLine September 2011 www.thecreekline.com If so, you may be eligible to take part in a clinical research study testing the safety and eects of an investigational drug to treat high fat levels (triglycerides in your blood.)Eligible volunteers must be: Has your doctor told you that your triglycerides are too high? MA1106824 For more information call:St. Johns Center for Clinical Research ( 904 ) 209-3173www.jaxresearch.com Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certied Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D. Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 There is an alphabet soup of o cial organizations in St. Johns County, all wanting some of your money if you are a home or property owner. Some are o cial taxing districts with broad powers, some are formal homeowners associations with required membership, others are formal neighborhood associations, designed to maintain home values and neighborhood ambiance. Many home and property owners arent fully aware of these taxing districts and associations and often are surprised when a bill arrives in the mail for amount due. Lets look at the di erence between the various organizations. The simplest is the neighborhood association, often created by residents who wish to maintain certain levels of continuity in their neighborhood. Membership is most likely voluntary and comes with a low dues structure. The next area is a homeowners association, commonly Part One of a seriesWhat you need to know about your HOA and CDDBy J. Bruce Richardsonknown as an HOA, most frequently created by a subdivision builder. This is a legal entity and membership is usually mandatory, along with the payment of association fees. Some homeowners associations are also referred to as property owners associations. The association typically has authority to enforce covenants, conditions and deed restrictions. Most HOAs are non-pro t organizations and, after neighborhoods are developed and builders exit, the association ownership is transferred to association members. For non-payment of fees, the associations have the legal power to seek liens on homes and property and collect on those liens when the property is sold by the owner. Typically, an HOA provides common area maintenance, such as for signage and planted medians at neighborhood entrances, as well as maintains walls surrounding entire neighborhoods in some locations. HOAs can also build and maintain community club buildings and recreational swimming pools or tennis courts. Fees are assessed monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually, depending on the size of the fee. Some fees are less than $100 per year; others are more than $100 per month. It all depends on the size of the association and the amount of services maintained. Fees are generally paid directly to the association by home and property owners. HOAs are rarely used to create neighborhood infrastructure, such as streets or sewage systems. Almost always, HOAs are designed to enhance quality of life and maintain consistent standards of home ownership and property presentation. Community Development Districts a relatively new term which has replaced Special Taxing Districts in Florida are the most formal of the organizations. These are state sanctioned taxing authorities with mandatory fees. CDDs became popular with real estate developers when state laws were changed to require developers to help pay for the costs of new streets and sewer infrastructure. Typically, CDDs set up by developers issue bonds which are sold to investors and the proceeds from those bonds pay for the infrastructure and any necessary road upgrades to accommodate new construction of homes and businesses. Like all public bonds, the bonds are repaid through revenue generated by taxes, this time for the speci c CDD. One advantage of this system is those bene ting most directly from the bonds local residents pay for the improvements. As an example, residents of Fruit Cove would not be paying for infrastructure improvements in a new neighborhood in St. Augustine if the developer set up a CDD for that purpose, keeping the costs local to the residents in St. Augustine, not spread over taxpayers of the entire county. Some CDDs also act like HOAs, providing recreational infrastructure and operation of amenities such as community swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts and more. CDD fees are collected by county tax collectors just like all other type of taxes. Late and non-payment of CDD fees are often subject to the same levels of penalties for other taxes. Annual CDD fees range from low hundreds to low thousands in Northeast Florida. There are over 100 CDDs in Florida, along with over 1,000 other special purpose taxing districts throughout the state. In St. Johns County, there are 39 such districts. Neighborhood association, HOAs and CDDs generally all are governed by elected boards of directors, directly elected by those a ected by the fees and taxes. Each association or district has its own set of rules for qualifying electors and terms of service, as well as recall of board members. The governing bodies have the legal ability to change the amount of the fees of the various organizations according to the establishing rules and regulations. All of these organizations are governed by Florida statutes and, often local regulations, also. CDD and Special Taxing Districts in St. Johns County Aberdeen CDD Antigua CDD Brandy Creek CDD CH Arnond Road Maintenance CH Arnond Road Improvement City of St. Augustine Fire Assessment Fee City of St. Augustine Yacht Basin Deer eld Preserve Deerwood Lane ROW Municipal Service Bene t Unit Durbin Crossing CDD Glen St. John Heritage Landing CDD Heritage Park CDD Isles of Bartram Park CDD Julington Creek Plantation CDD Lake Beluthahatchee CDD Las Calinas CDD Maderia Inside City of St. Augustine Outside City of St. Augustine Main Street CDD Marshall Creek CDD Moultrie Creek CDD Northridge Lake CDD Ponte Vedra Wastewater Ponte Vedra Wastewater, Phase 2 Rivers Edge CDD Rusty Anchor/Wendover ImprovementHOAs and CDDs cont on pg. 9
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Dr. Thomas Lahmann Chiropractic PhysicianHumana Beech Street A Proud Participating Provider for Aetna and Blue Cross / Blue Shield United Insurance Plans Accepts All Auto Insurance Julington Creek Chiropractic & Wellness Center P.A.SpineMedTM Spinal Disc DecompressionA Safe and Pain-Free Procedure Designed for Back & Neck pain Non-Surgical, Drug Free Procedures for: It has been suggested that I want to close the recreation center or reduce programs or services. The truth is, I have never said nor written anything that would hint that I have that intention. I feel my goal is the same as yours, which is to keep the same programs and services that we presently enjoy, but at the lowest cost reasonably possible. Property values will likely decrease as CDD assessments are increased and I will strive to prevent that from happening as long as I am your supervisor. The JCP CDD assessments will not be increased in the 2012 budget and I credit that to increased public involvement and more residents looking over the shoulder of the decision makers. However, expenses still exceed the assessments paid by property owners by $1,355,234, which must be made up by program revenues. I believe additional progress can be made in reducing the CDD operating expenses, which will lessen pressure to increase assessments. When you review the budget numbers of past years as they compare with the actual yearend nancial statements, there are notable variances from the money spent and the money budgeted. For example, the 2010 expenses were over-estimated by $241,000 and revenue was underestimated by $202,000. Clearly, we need to do a better job at estimating our budget projections, but more importantly understand As part of the St. Johns River Water Management Districts work to make its permitting process more e cient for the public and the agency, the Districts Governing Board voted recently to move forward with changes that would save applicants time and money while maintaining the Districts commitment to environmental protection. The board voted to approve a notice of proposed rule that would: Expand consumptive use permit (CUP) modi cations that can be made through a letter, rather than through a new application.Permit changes to save applicants time and moneyBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management District Reduce CUP reporting requirements for small water users. Simplify CUP water use type categories and reduce the number of categories from 23 to seven. A rule adoption hearing is scheduled for October 11 at the Districts headquarters in Palatka. Pending board approval, the changes would become e ective December 1, 2011. Additional information is available on the Districts website at oridaswater.com/meetings as part of item number 44 of the August Governing Board agenda.Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Sam Lansdale, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development Districtthe nancial implications of our operations to prevent future assessment increases. The JCP CDD operating expenses have increased from $606,551 in 2005 to $3,529,566 in 2010. The majority of that increase resulted from additional bond debt from the construction of our beautiful recreation facility, but a large part of those increased expenses are due to the additional cost of more and more program o erings. It is my opinion that revenues from pay-forplay services should at least cover their expenses, but they currently do not. If pay-for play services were generating more revenue than their expenses, it would lessen the pressure to raise assessments in the future. It should not be ignored that that our CDD assessments have increased 70 percent since 2007. Every year, as part of your real estate tax payment, you hand over your 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. We work for you and I encourage you to attend the meetings and voice your concerns or opinions on how we are conducting your business. The next JCP CDD meetings will take place on September 13, 2011 and October 11, 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. This article is my opinion and in no way constitutes nor implies District opinion, endorsement, sponsorship or viewpoint. The views expressed may or may not be shared by the other JCP CDD Supervisors.Editors 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. St. Johns Forest CDD Sampson Creek CDD Sandy Creek CDD Six Mile Creek CDD Solid Waste Municipal Service Bene t Unit Sweetwater Creek CDD Tolomato CDD Treaty Oaks CDD Turnbull Creek CDD Twin Creeks CDD World Commerce CDD List source: St. Johns County Tax Collectors O ce HOAs and CDDs cont from pg. 8 The St. Johns County Tax Collector, in cooperation with the St. Johns County School District, will o er free driver education classes to all eligible high school students during the 2011-2012 school year. The classes will be available at Bartram Trail, Creekside, Menendez, Ponte Vedra, Nease, St. Augustine and St. Johns Technical High Schools. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for obtaining a learner license, which allows restricted driving privileges for one year. The classroom instruction will cover driving laws, rules, road signs and safety. These classes will be taught by trained instructors at the high school where the student is enrolled. Each class will be limited to 50 students and enrollment will be on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Classes will meet every school day from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. through each of the scheduled sessions. Bus transportation will not be provided. We are extremely grateful to Dennis Hollingsworth and the St. Johns County Tax Collectors O ce for providing this opportunity for our students, said Superintendent Joseph Joyner. Students can register by clicking on the Driver Educa-School District and Tax Collector team up to o er drivers ed classestion Classes link available at the Tax Collectors website at www.sjctax.us. Those wishing to attend must be at least 14 and half years old by the start of the rst class. Students will be required to complete an online registration form with their name, address, date of birth, phone number, high school and requested class dates. The schedule is as follows: Bartram Trail/St. Augustine/ St. Johns Technical: September 12-27, November 4-22, January 23-February 7, March 19-April 12 Creekside/Nease: September 29-October 14, November 28-December 13, February 927, April 16-May 1 Menendez/Ponte Vedra: October 17November 2, January 3-20, March 1-16, May 15-31 For more information, please contact Tommy Bledsoe, school district driver education coordinator, at 547-7565 or email@example.com. .us. TheCreekLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com
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DJ Entertainment YouGotDance.com Free FX Lighting with Ad Newcomers of North St. Johns invites any newcomer to St. Johns County within the past three years to come and learn what our club is all about. Our motto is Friendship is a gift to be shared with others. Our main meeting/luncheon/ program is held at 11:00 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May, except in December, when it will be on the second Tuesday. In addition to our monthly meeting, we o er a selection of activities throughout the month, such as an art group, crafts group, knitting/needlework, canasta, beachcombers, golf, Lets Do Lunch, book club group, lunch and a movie, discussion group, Bunco and wine social. Take the rst step of making new friends by coming and joining us. For membership questions, please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Newcomers meeting/ luncheon will be on Tuesday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Johns Golf and Country Club. We are hosting an antique auction with Luman E. Beasley, a licensed, professional auctioneer. His company is located in Jacksonville and The student count for St. Johns County Public Schools on opening day, August 22, 2011, was 28,486, an increase of 908 students or 3.3 percent over last years rst day number of 27,578. During the past ve years when many districts have seen sustained or declining enrollment, St. Johns County has continued to be one of the fastest growing counties in the state. High school enrollment was 9,212, with 1,624 students at Bartram Trail High School, 1,647 at Creekside High School, 1,288 at Pedro Menendez High School, 1,528 at Nease High School, 1,476 at Ponte Vedra High School and 1,649 at St. Augustine High School. There were also 173 students in attendance at St. Johns Technical High School (SJTHS). Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210. The Rippers from Sew Much Comfort will meet at 10:00 a.m. Sew Much Comfort retro ts clothing for our wounded military and recently received a huge donation of pajamas, shirts and athletic shorts from Celebration Lutheran Church. For more information on this ongoing special project with Helping Hands, please contact email@example.com. The project for September will be Trick or Treat bags for children at Sulzbacher Center and our senior citizens at Trout Creek. The group will be making and stamping the bags and lling them with goodies, toys and healthy snacks. Interested in learning how to stamp? We have a great teacher, Debbie. Its great way to learn and do a good deed at same time. There were a lot of happy faces on rst day of school for children at Crookshank Elementary who received a new out t from the group. Tote bags were donated by First Florida St. Johns School District student numbers continue to increaseSJTHS is located on the campus of First Coast Technical College and o ers students academic studies combined with career and vocational training. Middle school enrollment totaled 6,616, with student headcounts ranging from 638 at Sebastian Middle School to 1,434 at Fruit Cove Middle School. The other rst day gures were Landrum Middle School with 1,189, Murray Middle School with 636, Pacetti Bay Middle School with 933, Rogers Middle School with 833 and Switzerland Point Middle School with 953. Liberty Pines Academy, the districts only permanent K-8 school, had a rst day headcount of 1,112. The elementary school population totaled 11,201; however, this count includes less than 25 percent of the kindergarten Newcomers Club recruits new membersBy Contributing Writer Marcia Smith, Newcomers of North St. Johnsthey conduct auctions throughout Florida and Georgia. We are requesting all attending members to bring an antique for sale. Please write up a short description of the item, its age, where it is from and any other pertinent information. Luman will auction it o and the owner will keep all the money. Lunch will begin with a served tossed spring greens salad with goat cheese, pear vinaigrette and candied walnuts along with dinner rolls and butter. Diners must pre-select between a classic Italian pasta primavera with fresh vegetables or a roasted pork loin with brandy apple demi-glace, asparagus and whipped Dutchess potatoes, all followed by assorted nger desserts. Beverage, tax and tip are included for $20. A cash bar is available. There will be ra es and door prizes. All luncheon reservations must be received by October 10 and there are no refunds. Please mail checks to NNSJ, 884 Eagle Point Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32092, indicating your choice of entree added at the bottom of your check. Please email Laura at leccpremo@yahoo. com for luncheon information.population since schools stagger the kindergarten start date over a ve-day period. Another 172 students are enrolled at the districts alternative and charter schools. Amazing is how I would describe our rst day, reported Dr. Joseph Joyner, Superintendent of Schools. I was able to visit about half of our schools today and each one was in midyear form. Our maintenance and custodial sta had our schools in immaculate condition. I cant thank our principals, teachers and support sta enough for their excellent preparation. Attendance counts will continue to be monitored during the next two weeks, when student enrollment traditionally increases, according to Tim Forson, deputy superintendent of operations. Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou, Helping HandsCredit Union and Helping Hands members lled with new sneakers, pants, shirt, underwear and socks. St. Gerard House was also the recipient of beautiful baby blankets that were made at August meeting. St. Gerard House is a home for unwed mothers and babies. The group also contributed baby clothes and needed items. September is kick o month for Stocking for A Soldier. Christmas stockings will be available to ll for our military and will be sent with the help of Winn Dixie on County Road 210, First Florida Credit Union and St. Michaels Soldiers from St. Josephs Church. Stockings will be available at Winn Dixie on County Road 210 and the First Florida branch on County Road 210 next to Burger King will be available for pick up and drop o beginning September 1. A suggested item list will be included in each stocking and all must be received by November 1 so our soldiers get them in time for the holidays. Neighborhood groups that are interested in participating may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Helping Hands is a non denominational group that meets last Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. (with the exception of November and December) to do a small project to bene t the community. Membership is always open and members come when they can and do what they can. There are no dues, o cers or stress. The group meets in friendship and fellowship to better the lives of others. Please contact jacqphil@ aol.com for more information. TheCreekLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com Additional 20% with this Ad!Additional 20% for store credit with ad. Exp. 9/30/11Opportunities to earn money by hosting your own Gold Party. Call for details. 11481 Old St. Augustine Rd 880-3292Expert Jewelry Repair done on premises. Watch Repair, including Rolex. Cashfor Gold & Diamonds
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Awardees are also recognized for ethical leadership, their use of innovative technology and their commitment to forging personal, social, economic and cultural relationships in the classroom, the school and the community. Campbell has seven years experience in the St. Johns County School District. Previously he was principal at Mill Creek Elementary School from 2004 until moving to his present position upon the 2007 opening of WCES. WCES has been an A school from its inaugural year throughout Campbells tenure. In 2010 it received a Florida Power Library School award for recognition in developing and implementing outstanding library media programs focused on student achievement. WCES has received the Golden School Award each year for exemplary volunteer programs and is a desIf you like Dancing with the Stars you will love this event! Ballroom and Latin dancers from around the United States and beyond will compete at the 21st annual First Coast Classic Dancesport Competition. Dancers compete for over $80,000 in cash prizes and the chance to win a brand new BMW at the Renaissance World Golf Village in St. Augustine, from October 6 through 8, 2011. Experience the glamour and excitement of a real live dance competition where you will see some of the nations top profes-Congratulations to the Principal and Assistant Principal of the YearDancing fans celebrate ballroom dance competitionsional and amateur couples perform in their dazzling costumes, at the beautiful Renaissance Resort WGV. The competition excitement heats up Thursday morning and continues all day and night through the weekend. Friday and Saturday evenings feature the pros performing electrifying dances such as the Cha-Cha, Salsa, Tango, Waltz and Jive, as they compete for the World Masters Title. Look for the First Coast Classic Dancesport Competition ad in this issue of The CreekLine! ignated Franklin Covey 7 Habits Leader in Me school for student leadership development. Campbell has 40 years of educational experience and more than 21 years experience as a principal and district administrator in Florida. Before moving to St. Johns County, he served as Assistant Superintendent of Operational Support Services for Lee County Public Schools. Campbell holds a bachelors degree from Ball State University and a masters degree from Florida Atlantic University. I have tremendous respect for the leadership ability of Don Campbell, said Superintendent Joseph Joyner. He has assembled an outstanding team at Wards Creek and the students are consistently high performing. Don also embraces the community and builds outstanding relationships with parents. Thayer has been employed in her present position at the districts only K-8 school since its opening in 2008. While at LPA, she has developed a pre advanced-placement program for middle school students, the Readers are Leaders recognition program and created the eighth grade student intern program, which allows students to develop leadership skills in elementary classrooms. Thayer has over 29 years in education with the last 15 in the St. Johns County School District. She began as a teacher at Landrum Middle School in 1996 and moved to the district o ce in 1998 as the Exceptional Student Program Coordinator for Gifted and Learning Disabled Students where she served until 2004. She was previously assistant principal at PVPV/Rawlings Elementary School. Thayer holds a bachelors degree from Illinois State University and a masters degree from Western Michigan University. Judith Thayer is widely known in our district for her ability as an instructional leader. Her talent in working with teachers should serve as a model for all assistant principals, said the Superintendent. These two St. Johns County nominations will be forwarded to the state where they will compete at the regional level. The statewide winner in each category will be announced this fall. Register for St. Johns County Sheriff Departments....CodeREDwww.sjso.org Be noti ed of public safety issues by high-speed telephone emergency noti cation services. We Insure Florida announces the grand opening of their newest location, at 150 Warren Circle, Suite 3 in the St. Johns Professional Center. We Insure Florida is one of the largest and fastest growing insurance franchises in the state of Florida. Jennifer Lynch-LaTour is the agency owner. She is a lifelong resident of Fruit Cove and has many years of experience in the insurance industry. If its personal auto or home insurance you need, weve got you covered! 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Page 12, The CreekLine September 2011 www.thecreekline.com 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 Floridas 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 Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated Its Moving Season!Have you thought about renting your home?We can help.Professional Property Management Comprehensive Marketing Strategies Tenant Placement MLS ListingElectronic Lockbox Tenant Screening Lease Preparation No Junk Fees! Escrow Services Rent Collection Automatic/Direct Deposi t Legal Notices Maintenance/Repairs Management Free Moving Truck! LOCAL BUSINESSES: Join Julington Creek Elementary Business Partner Program 2011/12 Support our school and connect with our families. Go to www.jcebusinesspartners.com or call BP Chair: Jill Benavides at 254-5572 for more information. First, a special message from our PTO President, Erika Williams: LPA PTO says welcome back! Our mission is to enrich and support our students, families and sta both academically and socially, building strong community spirit along the way. With your support, we are looking forward to a great year! Dont forget to visit the PTO page (www.lpa.stjohns.k12. .us/pto) often for important updates. Thank you for visiting us at Wolf Greetings and for all that you do to help make our school a success!Just a friendly reminder 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 According to the latest data available from the Florida Highway Safety Motor Vehicle website, in 2009 there were 1,555 tra c deaths of drivers and passengers in Seat Belt Equipped Vehicles (SBEV). The tragic note of this, is 59 percent or 917 of these people killed were not wearing seat belts. Fifty percent (44 of 88) of the children birth to 17 years old killed were not using safety equipment. Florida State law requires that all front seat passengers must wear seat belts. This law applies to any vehicle manufactured since 1968 and applies to all cars, pickup trucks and vans operated on Floridas roads. Also, passengers under the age of 18 must also wear a seat belt or be otherwise restrained by a child car seat. Children three and younger must be secured in a federally approved childrestraint seat and children aged four and ve must be secured by either a federally approved child restraint car seat or safety belt. The driver is responsible for buckling up the child. It is against the law to operate a vehicle if all the passengers do not meet these standards. There are far too many ejected passengers and drivers in Florida and our area has one of the highest death and serious injury rates in the state due to unrestrained drivers and their passengers. The minimum ticket for each seatbelt violation is $30 and for a child that is not properly restrained the minimum violation is $60, but the probability of serious bodily injury or death is much greater a price to pay. You are ve times more likely to die if ejected from a What you need to know about wearing or not wearing a seat beltBy Contributing Writer Tracy Porter, Founder, Mothers Against Brain Injury, Inc.vehicle or when thrown into other people inside the vehicle or into parts of your car. As the driver, it is your responsibility to see to it that you and your passengers are buckled. If you were not a seatbelt wearer before you read this, make a change, start wearing one today and every day from here on out. It could one day save your life or the lives of those you care most about, your family and friends. For more information on the statistics visit www. hsmv. gov/html/safety.html For more information on Floridas Seat belt Laws and Child Restraints visit www. hsmv.gov/fhp/misc/Floridalaw/ law.htm#1September 2011 at Liberty Pines AcademyBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, Liberty Pines PTO at home) please contact our vice president of membership/volunteers, Kim Delaney at email@example.com. She will be happy to give you more information on how you can help.Please join us on September 27 at 6:00 p.m. for Pizza with the Principal. This is a free event for all LPA families. There will be free pizza for all and activities for school aged children. Principal Randy Kelley will speak about his vision for the year. This is a great opportunity to meet other LPA families and learn more about your childs school. Our rst major fundraiser, Oktoberfest is not far away. For more information or tickets, please visit the LPA website at www.lpa.stjohns.k12. .us. This years event will be held on 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! Brent Martineau will be the master of ceremonies for the live auction. 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. Congratulations to our very own Judith Thayer for being honored as the St. Johns County Assistant Principal of the Year. This comes as no surprise to the administration and sta of LPA, as Mrs. Thayer exhibits her expertise and passion for education in everything she does for our school. We appreciate her enthusiasm and dedication to the students and sta of LPA and look forward to another successful year under her leadership.Curriculum Chats will be held:Tuesday, September 13: Sixth through Eighth Grade Curriculum Chats from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 15: Kindergarten through Second Grade Curriculum Chats from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 16: Third through Fifth Grade Curriculum Chats from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Assistant Principal Dr. Brian Schoonover, Principal Randy Kelley and Assistant Principal Judith Thayer are excited about the new school year! 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www.thecreekline.com September 2011 The CreekLine, Page 13 Dr. Tod NorthrupBoard Certied Orthopedic SurgeonSPECIALIZING IN Fellowship Trained 904.823.3764 THE NAME NORTH FLORIDA ATHLETES TRUST TO STAY IN THE GAME 2009 AWARD Looking for full and part-time stylist. Bella La Vita Salon 106 Julington Plaza Drive287-3383next to Goddard School Complimentary haircut during the month of September with the purchase of any retail product. For new customers only. R eceive $5 o any chemical and cut combination. Looking for experienced stylist The St. Johns County School District recently received one of the states eight 2011 Florida Power-Library Schools (FPLS) awards. The school being recognized is Liberty Pines Academy (LPA). This statewide recognition is awarded to schools that involve their school faculty members, parents and students in developing and implementing outstanding library media programs focused on student achievement. Liberty Pines Academy, the districts only K-8 school, joins the three other St. Johns County schools that received the FPLS award, Timberlin Creek Elementary School and Ponte Vedra High School in 2009 and Wards Creek Elementary School in 2010. There are currently only 46 schools in the state which have been awarded this recognition after undergoing a rigorous review process. Based on the FPLS reviewers evaluations, the winning schools library media programs received excellent scores in the following components: Instruction, Curriculum/Assessment, Resource Management, Program Administration, Environment The excitement of a new season is in the stores and we shoppers are so enthusiastic to buy and wear the new stu butwe still have weeks of summer left on our calendars! So, layer those lightweight pieces by using a deeper more autumnal color palette. Team up a pretty fall print chi on blouse with some buckle detail at the waist. Wear the new colors in tops and tees found at the mall with your shorts; yes, thats very European! Later, layer patterned leg wear under those dark linen shorts for more great looks for early fall! Now, the meat and potatoes of the fall look. I interviewed my niece for this segment its kinda like if you want your electronics xed, talk to a 15 year old! She screamed lots of denim! Apparently it takes multiple pairs of jeans to round out a wardrobe these days. Skinnies and their close cousin the jegging are still going strong. There also are more wearable interpretations of jeans out there like boot cut and boyfriend jeans which are now classics. There is denim free-for-all, anything goes-thing going on; gals are buying for brand and t and these two factors having a greater emphasis than price point. Women are always on the quest for the perfect pair of jeans! Then take the denim subject one step further: colors. A girl must have black jeans to dress up her life and some khaki ones to dress down in, but dont stop there; preview the lipstick red and pink jeans at the mall! Then an old worn-looking denim vest is a must to throw over your new expensive gauzy print lady-like dress to give it an edge for a luncheon. Drag out that denim skirt and top it o with a faux fur jacket for a new now look! Watch layering denim on denim; be sure the washes are contrasted. All this said and done, the consumer is passionate about denim and it seems like we cant have too much. Here are some shopping tips: High-rise Flares these are Fashion UpdateFall 11is at the mall! By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsa perfect complement to a long, lean shape. Skinny Jeans are for curvier shapes they bring femininity to this shape. Wide Legs these look best with a shorter top-just touching the waistband. A spokesperson for The Gap says nothing looks better than denim trousers with a blazer and high heels. Another tip from my sister-in-law: Google or zappo jeans for women. Theres some great real women cuts with real natural waist lines out there! Denim trousers or a denim skirt with a owing top is right now for us Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs)! We can look stylish and still bear the heat of September. More Florida stu is the crochet-style sweaters and ponchos. These may be in the swimwear department right now as cover-ups but layer them up; they can be a great outer wear piece. Another easy fall statement piece is the new loafer top shoe. The vamp front looks like the loafers that were a musthave shoe before you started high school, but the heels are now over-the-top high. These good looking shoes are made of calfskin in a rich black and they also come in a smart at heel versionthe at version being a just right accompaniment to those shorts mentioned above! Buy a top handled smart looking lady-like purse and you have o cially joined the ranks of Fall 11. Watch for Part Two of this topic in the October issue of The CreekLine!School library earns Power Library awardand Advocacy. The FPLS award is valid for a period of three years. During that time, the schools have agreed to mentor other schools from around the state in their quest to develop quality library media programs. The FPLS award is sponsored by the Florida Association of Supervisors of Media (FASM) in collaboration with the Florida Association of Media in Education (FAME) and the Florida Department of Education. The Florida Power-Library Program is based on the Colorado Power Libraries Program that highlights schools with a collaborative approach to improving student achievement. LPA will receive a banner and Principal Randy Kelley and School Librarian Melanie Tahan will receive lapel pins in recognition of their success. 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Page 14, The CreekLine September 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 Movie ReviewHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Directed by David Yates. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon. Review by T.G. Stanton.Rating: Great Movie, May See It Again (5 out of 5)The St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) is looking for volunteers who want to give back and are interested in being a positive in uence in a students life through Take Stock in Children (TSIC). TSIC is an innovative statewide organization that strives to break the cycle of poverty one child at a time by o ering guidance, scholarship, mentors and hope. What the SJCEF is looking for are members of the community who have the time to allocate one hour a week during the school year to meet with a student, on their schools campus and be a listening ear. The main goals are to help with college preparations, career help and overall guidance, as well as to be a sounding board for the student. He is a good man. He travels a lot. And he shares much knowledge with me. He talks to me about my future in college. He cares about me, said Tyron, a student from Pedro Menendez, about his mentor, Wayne Byerly. TSIC has achieved success in increasing high school graduation rates and expanding college enrollment opportunities This months movie review belongs to the long-awaited nale of the Harry Potter series, a mystical and magical actionpacked lm. On a distant coast somewhere in the United Kingdom, an elf has died and this is the start of the nal Harry Potter movie. The search for the horcruxes continues, as does the ways and means to defeat He Who Shall Not be Named, Voldemort. As a means to keep himself and his spirit alive, he has secreted pieces of himself in seven various hidden places. Destroying these items destroys Voldemort. Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it was previously; it is a battleground and one bright point is that now many are speaking his name and ready to face the ght that is coming. Many of the actors we have known and loved for years may be lost in this war and others will show a stronger side we never knew they had. As the battle rages on, the nal horcruxes are destroyed. When the end for Voldemort is expected, an additional hidden horcrux is revealed. In addition, as the war continues, some unexpected characters change sides and more of the supernatural and mythical characters join in the battle on the side of good Take Stock in Children program seeks mentorsfor quali ed students. Mentors meet with their student starting in seventh grade and continue to meet through 12th grade. My mentor is great. Every time I see her she is very open about what we talk about. She is supportive and caring of me, and it always makes me happy when I see her, said Janae from Switzerland Point Middle School about her mentor, Karen Craddock. For more information regarding the Take Stock in Children program or to become a mentor, please contact the SJCEFs program coordinator, Marci Poston at postonm@ stjohns.k12. .us or 547-7121.versus evil. The end may be near. Daniel Radcli e won this character from the beginning; he made it his own and has maintained his portrayal throughout so many moviesas have these other actors, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, in addition to many others, who began as children and grew up in a lm. This movie was all that a nal lm should be. The action was exciting, mixed with several points of comedy. Hermione as Bellatrix was excruciating and funny at the same time, while Mrs. Weasley was a momma bear ghting for her family and the forces of good. This is and always has been a series about good versus evil and in this case the end has justi ed the means and brought great entertainment. Like everyone else, I would love more, but all good things must come to an end and this is the note to end on. 904-209-1320 2758 Racetrack Road Publix Plantation Plaza Tues Fri 9-8 & Sat 9-7 461-9552 1089 A1A Blvd St Augustine Beach Anastasia Publix Plaza Mon 12-8, Tues Fri 9-8, Sat 9-7 Walk-In Special Never been oered before.No call-in or schedule in advance appointments ....walk in only. Cannot be combined with other oers. Both locations. Take a chance.....walk in and ask....if we have time available your in! (Oer valid September 15 October 15, 2011!) Mario Della Penta Italian trained Mens haircutting specialist is now at Panache! 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At last Mays Hawaiian Luau themed meeting/luncheon, the Newcomers of North St. Johns elected their club of cers for 2011-12 as pictured: Treasurer Anne Palmieri, Secretary Carolee Thomason, President Alexa Endes, VicePresident Johanna Cunningham and former President and Parliamentarian Judi Zuehls. The families of St. Patricks Episcopal Church invite you and your family to our annual Blessing of the Animals service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 2 at St. Patricks Episcopal Church located at 1221 State Road 13, in the natural setting of our beautiful outdoor chapel. The service, led by Rev. Marty Pfab, will begin with a procession of the animals and end with an opportunity for each pet to receive an individual blessing. The Blessing of the Animals celebrates the important place that pets hold in the lives of our families. It reminds us of the wonder of Gods creation and our role as stewards of the earth and all of its creatures. Since the early 1940s, MOSH has been the place for the family to experience outstanding exhibits of our scienti c and historical heritage. Currently featuring Savage Ancient Seas, it brings us lifesize reproductions of some of the amazing creatures that slithered through the ocean during the time of the dinosaurs. An awesome exhibit for younger visitors, it can also amaze older patrons with its opportunity to peer into the world of the largest aquatic reptile known to man or marvel at the sheer size of the jaws of the Magalodon, a 50 foot monster shark! Films and lectures are also available. This however is what we have come to expect of the superb Museum of Science and History. So where does the New Age come in? Well, in the new Bryan-Gooding Planetarium which opened last November and features a 60 foot dome, a brand new digital sound system and a state of the art laser system. Here one can experience Encore!MOSH meets the new ageBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville University two amazing programs which combine visual art, music and in one case an opportunity to learn about the stars that shine over Jacksonville. The rst of these special programs is the Cosmic Concerts. These take place every Friday at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The ve oclock presentation offers a family friendly show entitled Laser Mania which will include music such as that performed by The Beatles combined with a spectacular laser show. At the later presentations, the audience will experience the psychedelic sound of classic rock stars. On September 2, Pink Floyd will be featured. On September 9 the programs are entitled Laser Vinyl (classic rock), Laser Retro (1980s songs) and Laser Hypnotica. On September 16, The Beatles, U2 and Led Zeppelin will provide the inspiration. On September 23, Laser Vinyl, Laser X (1990s metal) and Laser Metallica will be featured and on September 30 programs entitled Wish You Were Here, Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall will provide the inspiration for the laser presentations. These will combine laser lights and images colliding with 35,000 watts of digital power providing a state of the art presentation which re ects the music with amazing patterns and designs on the dome replicated and enhanced by wearing the available laser glasses. Admission is $5 per person per show plus $1 for the glasses. The other exciting addition to programs you can experience at MOSH is entitled Music under the Stars. This is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented once each month. It is a cultural collaboration between the museum and Friday Musicale. The museum will open at 6:00 p.m., giving guests an opportunity to explore. The show will take place in the Planetarium commencing at 7:00 p.m. and will focus on the stars that shine over Jacksonville. This will be followed by a live musical performance. Rooftop stargazing and a wine tasting from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. will conclude the evening. On September 22, the program will feature Evan Peterson, percussionist. Admission to this great monthly event is only $10, ($5 for MOSH members). For reservations, which are required, call 396-6674 Ext. 230. For additional information on any or all programs, you can call 396-6674 or visit their website at www.themosh.org.Check out the Newcomers! SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE Are you interested in reaching seniors? For advertising or information, Call 886-4919
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Riverdale United Methodist Church 1028 County Rd 13 South (about 1 mi south of CR 214) St. Augustine 32092 (904) 806-6254 $2.00 o RUMC Fish DinnerCoupon/ad must be presented at the time of purchase. No cash value, only good towards Fish Dinner 10-8-2011If possible, please call 904-806-6254 ahead if you plan to purchase a dinner(s). Please indicate how many dinners when you call. Vendors Booths still available. For information call, Carol @ (904) 669-5215 Saturday, September 24th, 7-9:30pm DJ/Music, Swim, Games, Water Volleyball $8 per person (Sign Up at the JCP Front Desk) Julington Creek Plantation Presents... Learn to Dance Like The Stars! Open to the Public Dance Lessons Starting Soon See www.jcpcdd.org for more info Our school year is o to an exciting start. Lots of new student facesstudents from Mill Creek and Wards Creek along with newcomers to St. Johns County. Our faculty is growing by leaps and bounds to meet this new in ux of students. We welcome all the new teachers and students to our school family. Our most special addition is the Rankin twins. Charlie Rankin is our band teacher and his wife, Courtney Rankin, teaches at Wards Creek. Christian and Matthew arrived just before the students started school. Students have been eager to share their summer reading with us as they have come in for their rst media center visit. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is still very popular with students. I have been very pleasantly surprised with student feedback about the Sunshine State Young Readers books. The titles I am hearing over and over again are: Dark Life by Kat Falls, Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Andelberger, Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor and The Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggot. The one new title I am hearing that I have not yet nished reading is Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson. Something tells me that he used his sons rst hand experiences in this book. I believe his son is in high school! I am thinking, move over Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you have some serious competition! A new book to As an aspiring seventh grade trumpeter growing up in the Panama Canal Zone, there were challenges to overcome on my musical journey. These obstacles are more evident to me now that I am a professional trumpet player and teacher. The rst challenge was just getting that rst trumpet to learn on. The Canal Zone did not have a local music store where my parents could rent an instrument. I had to rely on the instruments available at Curundu Junior Helping Hands recently out tted several children for rst day of school at Crookshank Elementary School. Each child received a complete new out t, socks, underwear and shoes for their rst day. Tote bags were donated by First Florida Credit Union on County Road 210. Principal Jay Willets of Crookshank Elementary School and Helping Hands member Laraine Walpole proudly show off the donations. The bene t of private music lessonsBy Contributing Writer Dr. Randy Tinnin, Associate Professor of Trumpet and Director of the Brass Ensemble, University of North Florida and Private Lessons Teacher, Music & ArtsHigh School. Instruments were assigned alphabetically, and there werent enough trumpets to go around. Since my last name starts with a T I was out of luck and spent my rst semester playing alto horn. Alto horn is a beautiful instrument, but not what I had in mind. My perseverance and practice were rewarded when my parents ordered a trumpet for me (out of the Sears and Roebuck catalog) for Christmas. The second challenge was nding someone to teach me to play. While I was fortunate to be part of a thriving band program, my director made it clear that I would bene t from one-on-one instruction. After a year of private lessons with my band director, he explained that, as his primary instrument was violin, he had nothing more to teach me about trumpet. I tried to nd a teacher, but lessons were hard to come by. What a contrast that scenario is to the situation in Jacksonville today! Students who have an interest in music have access to instruments, music, instructional methods and private teachers through their local music stores. While there are excellent music programs in many of our local schools, students need private instruction to truly excel. A quali ed private teacher helps students to establish proper playing habits, playing techniques, an e ective practice routine and a correct concept of sound right from the start. Look for the Music and Arts ad in the Back to School section of this issue of The CreekLine!Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle Schooltake a look at is the new series, The Beyonders by Brandon Mull. The rst one is A World Without Heroes. The second one is not coming out until March. We have a Teachers versus Students contest for summer reading. Teachers are just beginning to give me their page counts. We have one teacher who read over 30 books. Deb Bowers has read 12,064 pages! Shawn Ryan has weighed in on his favorite book, The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt. I had no idea he was reading it. Meanwhile I had picked up the sequel (it stands alone), Okay for Now and it is my favorite read for the summer. Sue Sparkman, our principal, took Okay for Now home and stayed up until midnight trying to nish it! I have three copies and they are all checked out. I have a feeling if I could a ord to buy more they would be checked out too. For those who live near Pacetti Bay Middle School, please watch our school and media center website for information about our story hour for younger children. We have had children as young as two and as old as nine. All children are welcome! Older students are welcome to use the computers and work on homework or school projects during our PBMS Story Time. Our rst one will be in the second half of September and we will also post it on The CreekLines online community calendar. We hope to see you then! United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 14-07 presents its one-day About Boating Safely program for new and experienced boaters from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5 at the St. Johns River Community College located on SR 16 For more information call Vic Aquino at 460-0243About Boating Safely program Helping Hands group assists Crookshank students
www.thecreekline.com September 2011 The CreekLine, Page 17 Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448 or email us at: ENCOREDECOR@bellsouth.net10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store H Maybe youre thinking about changing careers. Or looking for a fresh start. Or want to go back to work doing something new and exciting. If so, wed love to talk. About how our full-time agents are backed up by a comprehensive support staff. And how were a family whos got each others backs. Wed love to tell you why Davidson Realty consistently nishes in the top ten real estate ofces in Northeast Florida. And explain why weve been recognized as the #1 Best Place to Work in Northeast Florida. But mostly wed just like to meet you, and see if youd be a good t for a company thats actually expanding. 904-940-5000 | DavidsonRealtyInc.com OUR trusted name.YOUR new career. TRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS. Its creatively cool and the temps are cool in the Prime Osborne Conference Center, so load up the kids (yes theyll love it too) and go to QuiltFest! Appreciate art? Have an eye for color and design or just like touring museums? You too will get a kick out of going to QuiltFest. Over 450 quilts from all over the United States are entered, judged and displayed for the public to view during the three days of the show. Quilters work their magic to enter their quilts and compete for cash prizes totaling almost $8,000 in the Greater Jacksonville event which is the largest show in the Southeast.. There are seven sister quilting guilds in the Northeast Florida area that combine their e orts each year to make QuiltFest happen. The members of the All Star Quilters Guild are hostesses for the event this year and have named the 2011 event, The Skys the Limit. This more than correctly describes the work of all the artists that design and quilt the shows entries. You can see the traditional quilting patterns, the abstract work or the newer free style art images on quilts throughout the convention center. For the little visitors, there is a junior category of quilts in the show entitled Young Quiltmakers, which makes a background for The Kids Corner. Each child who visits the corner will receive individual instructions and help from a guild member to complete a small quilting project to take home. Children can also help in stu ing the McDolls. These are simple muslin dolls which are given to the patients in the Tampa The Creekside High School dance team welcomes new coach Krystina Nelson. Dance team members for 2011-2012 are Diana Wheatly, Megan Cromwell, Savannah Fox, Abigail Lennon, Dee Roos, Tara Kennell, Caroline Petty, Caroline Richburg, Danielle DiPatre, Hannah Eberhardt, Courtney Miller, Kailah Lawson, Shannon McFadden, Ashley Alford, Madison Knowles, Katherine Deasy and Taylor Knowles. Congratulations to the new CHS dance team!Mark your calendars for September 22 24Have some cool fungo to Quiltfest!By Donna KeathleyShriners Childrens Hospital as an ongoing charitable project of the Seven Sister Guilds. This all-volunteer show features a quilt ra e, a silent auction and quilt appraisals, along with vendors representing over 60 suppliers of quilting products. Tired? Stop and take a break at the Food Court where several food stations are open throughout the day. Another great avenue of QuiltFest is their o cial quilt appraisal booth. Teddy Pruett, a Certi ed Quilt Appraiser sanctioned by the American Quilters Society, will be onboard all three days of the event to appraise both old and new quilts for the public. If you love quilts and dont have the ability to make one, you can visit the Quilt Sale Booth. This booth has quilts and other quilted items for purchase to the public. Proceeds from this area go to many area non-pro t agencies. This years QuiltFest will be held September 22 and 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 4 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Prime Osborn Conference Center located at 1000 Water Street in downtown Jacksonville. For information on QuiltFest 2011, please visit www. quiltfestjax.com. Kerrys Rainbow made by Mary Beth Kostewicz from Gainesville, Florida.Teen and Tween Event at the Bartram Trail Library: International Day of Peace Tie-Dye Wed., Sept. 21 3 pm Teens and tweens, fth grade and up are invited to participate in this patriotic blast from the past! This program will be an artistic adventure to celebrate International Day of Peace by tie-dyeing. Well provide instructions and dye; participants need to bring an item to dye (t-shirt, bandana, pillow case, etc.) Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913
Page 18, The CreekLine September 2011 www.thecreekline.com Weaver & StrattonPediatric DentistryLocated above Blackstone Grille Come Visit Our New Zoo Themed Ofce!904-264-KIDS (5437)1 www.264kids.comCall or visit us online to schedule an appointment. Race Track Road Bartram WalkSR 13 San Jose Blvd. Unlimited Classes Free Uniform No Contracts Tiger Martial Arts 904-288-9010 Bully Proof!Self-Awareness Self Defense Safety Awareness 287-6331Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in dance, let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp. Wiggle Giggle (music and movement 2 & 3 yr. Olds) All Boys Hip Hop Classes Jump for Joy, Praise the Lord The CreekLine invites you to go back to school with these neighborhood businesses! Check out their ads found within this Back to School section for more information about each business. Please be sure to support our local advertisers as they are the ones responsible for making sure that The CreekLine is delivered to your mail box each month! Bob Moore, a nationally known musician and composer, is now accepting students of all ages for private piano lessons, vocal instruction and beginning guitar lessons. He is also o ering creative coaching and mentoring for songwriters and aspiring composers. Bob is an experienced teacher and performer and has over 200 published compositions recorded on ve CDs. Lessons are conveniently located at St. Patricks Episcopal Church on State Road 13, near Julington Creek. For more information, please call visit http://bobmooremusic.com/ music_lessons. Dr. Marinela Nemetz says, I have had the privilege of providing pediatric dental care to the Julington Creek and Mandarin area for the past seven years. Spending my days with children, watching my patients grow upfrom the little ones (six months after their rst tooth) through the teens I consider myself the luckiest dentist! Im excited to go to the o ce every day! The ongoing one-on-one relationship is why I wanted to have a private childrens dental practice, instead Its time for... Back to School!of being part of a group. With my husbands dental practice right next door, we can help the entire familycreating smiles through the ages! We are always welcoming new patients! Pinnacle Physical Therapy and Sports Performance is the only physical therapy clinic in Julington Creek. We employ only board certi ed specialists. You will be seen by the same physical therapist each visit for 45 minutes to one hour and those visits will be one on one the PT will not be treating anyone else. In addition to physical therapy we o er sports performance and Pilates. Sports Performance is available for all ages and sports we can help you get faster, stronger and more powerful! Pilates is o ered privately or in a class setting. Visit our website www. PinnacleSportsPT.com for more information. Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry would like to thank the families of Julington Creek and Mandarin for such a warm welcome after we opened our new zoo-themed o ce in Julington Creek this July. It has truly been an amazing summer for our growing practice. We are proud to have treated so many of the infants, children and teenagers of Orange Park and Jacksonville for the last 30 years and we hope to continue doing so for years to come. We invite you all to come by and check out our new o ce and take a tour. See you soon!Back to School conr on page 19 UPWARD BASKETBALL& CHEERLEADING SIGN UP NOW FOR Fruit Cove Baptist Church
www.thecreekline.com September 2011 The CreekLine, Page 19 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 Music Lessons for All Ages Bob Moore 904-333-2479www.bobmooremusic.com/music_lessons Conveniently located at St. Patricks Episcopal Church Choosing T he Goddard School means your child will make friends, discover that learning is fun and feel safe every day. Our year-round FLEXTM Learning Program provides consistency and a halfor full-day schedule o ers exibility. The Goddard School creates the foundation to encourage your childs lifelong love of learning. In our warm, loving atmosphere caring teachers support the healthy development of your child from six-weeks to six-years-old. Whether gently holding your infant, encouraging your toddler to share or providing your preschooler with a range of activities, our teachers understand your childs needs. For more information, please visit www.goddardschool.com. After a successful summer camp, Evans Rowing Club is o to a great start! Camp members were the rst people to ever row on the pristine waters of Julington Creek and to use the brand new equipment at the club. Whether seeking private lessons, a competitive middle school and high school racing team or an adult membership, Evans has something for everyone. Get championship coaching, make new friends, have fun, row competitively or just get in shape. Join them for an experience that will remain with you throughout your life and register now for the 20112012 rowing season at www. evansrowingclub.com. Fundraising for the Future is a unique, stress-free way to raise money for your organization while helping the environment! It is so easy to do: we will pay your organization cash for the gently-worn clothing you collect! The clothing collected is then recycled to less fortunate countries, keeping it out of our land lls. There is nothing to buy and nothing to sell. This is a great option for almost anyone, including schools, sports teams, clubs, religious organizations, nonpro ts and more. Visit us online at www.fundraisingforthefuture.com for more information or check us out on Facebook! The Academy at Julington Creek is very excited about this school year! We have lots of new preschool children joining our school, as well as lots of VPK children. The children are having fun making new friends and enjoying the many fun activities involved with the ABEKA curriculum. Lots of painting and writing can be seen in the VPK classes and letters, colors and shapes are being taught in the younger classrooms. The children are having fun on the incredible playground and are enjoying the large classrooms lled with toys and games. Our teachers are eager to teach the children and to get to know them more as the days and weeks go by. For more information, please visit http:// theajc.net. Julington Academy of Martial Arts (JAMA) is a full service Martial Arts studio. In addition to teaching traditional Tae Kwon Do, we also have classes in MMA and Tai-Chi, along with specialized self defense classes. Owner and Master Instructor Bill Chiodo is a fth Dan, two time silver medalist at the 1996 Goodwill Games in Cancun, Mexico and has over 30 years of experience. Master Bill has learned many di erent aspects, techniques and teaching strategies of the Martial Arts lifestyle. So remember, toddler, adult or anywhere in between, visit us at www.jamakick.com to get your training started! Merry Pats Preschool is a private preschool located in Julington Creek. We recently celebrated our 20th anniversary and love being a part of this wonderful community. Our school o ers part time and full time preschool for infants through VPK. At our school we want children to be challenged and supported in a comfortable learning environment where their self con dence can ourish. Most of all, we want our students to feel safe and accepted, while guiding them to achieve their academic best! At Merry Pats our children have fun and enjoy themselves as they progress through each academic and developmental stage. Please visit our school or our website, www.merrypatspreschoolonline.com and see more about our classroom activities!Tiger Rock Martial Arts Master Woodall has been training and sharing the bene ts of martial arts in the Jacksonville area for over 25 years. Tiger is sta ed by professional and experienced instructors, who have dedicated their lives to sharing the power of martial arts with the community. All of our instructors are certi ed black belts, with no less than 10 years of experience. We o er many classes to accommodate your busy schedule. At Tiger Martial Arts, we not only teach technique, we build character through innerstrength, courage, vision, respect and discipline. For more information, please visit www.mytigermartialarts.com.Back to School conr from page 18There are 161 school bus routes and approximately 18,500 children are transported via school bus twice a day for the 2011-2012 school year. Did you know?
Page 20, The CreekLine September 2011 www.thecreekline.com 12421 San Jose Blvd., Suite 320Mandarin South Business Center(Between Sonnys Bar-B-Q and Solantic)292-2210 Healthy Smiles ~ Healthy Children Marinela M. Nemetz, DDSBoard Certied 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 SchroedersSchoolOfMusic.com Private & Group Instruction All Ages & Abilities The Most Qualied Teachers Month-To-Month Commitment 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 It is amazing how a simple act of charity can sometimes take on life of its own. So it was when Knight of Columbus Switzerland Council 12664 collected school supplies to help students at San Juan Del Rio Catholic School. The Brother Knights of the council took advantage of the penny sales at local o ce supply stores to put together a large collection of school supplies for the beginning of the school year. When the supplies were delivered the excitement was damped when the conversations turned to the needs of parents that the nd themselves in a dif cult and challenging position of providing for their childrens needs in seeing that they have SJDR school supplies drive helping the quest for knowledgeBy Karl Kennell Kevin Mason, Knights of Columbus; Janice Clark, SJDR School secretary; and Lou Pereira, SJDR School principal.the tools for a good education. The economy has a ected so many families that simple thing like buying pencils and paper are a monumental challenge when just putting food on the table is a daily challenge. After hearing of the plight of so many in the community, SJDR School Principal Lou Pereira decided that the generous donation of supplies to their school would be better put to use helping the children of the parish and community. The hope was to provide help to those parents who may be too proud to come forward for assistance. He took the beginning nest egg provided by the Knights of Columbus and has begun a School Supplies Drive with the help of the Knights of Columbus. Donations are being accepted from SJDR parishioners, parents of students and concerned members of the community to send a bit of care and love to the students who by no fault of their own nd themselves disadvantaged in their quest for knowledge. So consider taking advantage of the One Cent deals at the o ce supplies stores while they last and help a child get a good start in life. Your support for the drive is most welcomed! Supplies and donations are being received at SJDR Catholic School, located at 1714 State Road 13. Remember that a simple act of charity can have a farther reaching e ect than rst imagined.
www.thecreekline.com September 2011 The CreekLine, Page 21 Start the School Year Off Right Tae Kwon Do for 3 Months forONLY $1 20 New students only. Based on first month Free and introductory offer of $60.00 per month. Valid through December 20011 only. Uniform and testing fees not included. Standard pricing applies at the conclusion of promotional offer. Have Fun Meet New Friends & Learn Something New & Exciting 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 Shin guards for soccer. Shoulder pads for football. Batting helmets for baseball and softball. Almost every sport has its own unique safety equipment. But according to Dr. Joanne F. Reed, optometric physician and owner of Visionary Eyecare, most participants in sports forget to protect one of the most important parts of the body: the eyes. Sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under 16, Dr. Reed said. Most of these could be avoided by wearing proper eye protection. Protective sports eyewear can help prevent injuries such as fracture of the eye socket, scratched corneas, swollen retinas and even cataracts caused by trauma to the eye, Dr. Reed said. Parents of children who The athletes of Creekside High recently participated in a school supply drive for FCMS through Knights United. They collected school supplies for future Knights at Fruit Cove Middle, Durbin Creek Elementary and Julington Creek Elementary. According to Ashley Alford of the CHS Dance Team, It felt good to be able to give back to our community. It was very much a learning and humbling experience. Put protective sports eye wear on back to school listparticipate in sports should insist that their children wear protective eyewear and encourage schools and athletic clubs to adopt a policy requiring it. September is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month, Dr. Reed said. And we encourage anyone who participates in sports children and adults alike to remember to out t the eyes for safety. Todays protective eyewear is lightweight, comfortable and available with our without vision correction. Visionary Eyecare, located in the Shoppes of Murabella, offers a full selection of protective eyewear for children and adults with the safest shatter resistant lenses available. Look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Back to School 2011! with T h e C r e e k L i n e The CreekLine!Advertise your business in YOUR community newspaperGo Back to Schoolsales@thecreekline.com
Page 22, The CreekLine September 2011 www.thecreekline.com 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. Premier Athletics offers the BEST instruction in the Jacksonville area! Classes, team workouts, choreography and all-star cheer/dance teams available! To reserve YOUR Premier experience, call or email us today! Premier Athletics 292-1134 ITS NOT TOO LATE! Mandarin, Orange Park (indoor), Arlington, St. Augustine/210, Southside, Westside & Northside. Keep swimming all year long. Swimming Lessons260-1836www.swimmingsafari.comAmerican Red Cross Certied 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 For the eighth year, the Northeast Florida Builders Associations (NEFBA) Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) has supported daniels Back to School drive. This year, SMCs membership of local business professionals in the real estate and construction industry donated $400 to purchase 28 backpacks stuffed with school supplies for daniels Back to School drive. Daniel is the Jacksonville-based non-pro t dedicated to improving the odds for children. Pictured are Katrina Williams, SMC charitable committee chairperson and Amber Williams, SMC chairperson. With the start of the school year, Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by Wolfson Childrens Hospital, reminds parents and drivers to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk to school. Since many are heading back to school, Safe Kids Northeast Florida wants students and drivers to be extra careful when on the roads. Parents should be proactive and take the time to talk about Safe Kids provides helpful tips for back-to-school safety Back to School supply drive safety with their kids before they head back to school, said Cynthia Dennis, RN, Coordinator. Safe Kids recommends that parents walk the route to school with students before the start of the year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of tra c crossings. Adults can teach and model the following safety behaviors that all children should follow, even if they dont walk to school every day: While walking: Always cross the street with an adult until age 10 Cross the street at corners, using tra c signals and crosswalks when possible Look left, right and left again when crossing Always walk, never run, when crossing streets Walk on sidewalks or paths Walk facing tra c as far to the left as possible if there are no sidewalks While driving: Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones Take extra time to look for children on and near the road, before and after school hours Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings Safe Kids Walk This Way, a grassroots pedestrian safety initiative in more than 600 schools nationwide, is made possible through support from program co-creator and sponsor FedEx Corp. Through this year-round program, children learn safe pedestrian behaviors; school communities identify the pedestrian hazards surrounding their schools; and school pedestrian safety committees and task forces lead e orts to educate pedestrians and drivers about safe behaviors, enforce tra c laws and improve environments for child pedestrians. Every day, more than 80,000 FedEx vehicles are on the road, sharing the streets with pedestrians, fueling the companys dedication to pedestrian safety and to sharing the lessons of safe driving that FedEx has learned over the past 35 years. For more information about on the Walk This Way program, call (202) 662-0600 or visit www.safekids.org/our-work/programs/walk-this-way/ KidzArt introduces...Visit our website to view our schedule for classes, workshops and events!Register Online!www.KidzartNFL.comIf you can dream, you can draw!KidzArt Studio 1820 SR 13 #2 St. Johns, FL 32259 ur m 287-8603 NEW! NEW!A unique, condence-building, creative arts program!
www.thecreekline.com September 2011 The CreekLine, Page 23 Do you have frequent, unexplained headaches, jaw, or ear pain? These could be symptoms of clenching or grinding your teeth. Many people of all ages suffer from mild pain to severe migraine headaches. If left untreated this could lead to worn or fractured teeth, even tooth loss. Oral Health Tip Of The MonthMouthguards for MigranesThe good news is there is a simple solution, which includes having your bite balanced, and having a custom device made to wear at night. The device works on the concept that nocturnal teeth clenching or grinding is a signicant trigger for a migraine headache. Studies have shown a 77 percent reduction in migraine events within a few weeks of use among 82 percent of sufferers in trials. Medication simply address the symptoms. It is important to identify and correct the cause. If you have any questions or would like a consultation, please contact Dr. Gus Gari DDS, 287-0033 or Drgari@msn.comDr. Gus J. 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VISITUS: Jacksonville 10991-51 San Jose Boulevard (in Wal-Mart shopping center) (904) 292-9705 Get ready for BACK TO SCHOOL!Instruments | Lessons | Rentals | Repairs Register Today12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 613 (Across from Zaxbys)880-2275academyofdancejax.com (Classes Are Now In Session) Ages 2 Adult ( C l a s s e s A r e N o w I n S e s s i o n ) Its hard to believe summer is over and the new school year is upon us. The WCE PTO welcomed the sta back on August 16 with a bountiful breakfast catered by The Spot Cafe. August 19 was Meet Your Teacher Day. There were many familiar faces and several new ones. If this is your rst year at Wards Creek Elementary, Welcome! Meet Your Teacher Day was not only a day to meet your teachers, but also a chance to learn a little about the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Our job is to raise money for the school. We do this by putting on several events throughout the year. Here is I remember teaching at a school surrounded by sugarcane in Louisiana where the local Fruit-of-Loom factory was in the process of closing, leaving many in the community unemployed. It wasnt long before the e ects were felt in the classroom. Kids showed up without their school supplies and behaviors of some of the students worsened. A relatively poor community became poorer. What I remember most is not enjoying my holidays because I knew several of my students were going to miss some meals. We can get upset and want the parents to take responsibility for their children, but from my experience, it doesnt change the fact that people too young to work and fend for themselves are going hungry through no fault of their own. There are extenuating circumstances at times that most of us reading this paper will hopefully never understand. The e ects of poverty undoubtedly are revealed inside a classroom. Although I am several states away from that Louisiana community school, I have learned that several students here in our back-Blessings in a Backpack lets students help studentsBy Contributing Writer Tammy Hardin yard are in need of food over the weekend. Currently, Blessings in a Backpack is servicing 175 students at four local schools and more are likely to be added in January. Kids in need are taking home a backpack of food each weekend. Of course, nothing is free. Through generous donations from people across the county, needs are being met and children are not going hungry over the weekend, which in turn makes many teachers jobs much easier. Nease International Baccalaureate (IB) students will lend a hand to the Ponte Vedra High School students in packing the backpacks for needy students. I love the idea that students are helping students on a weekly basis. Anyone can sponsor a child for $80 for an entire year. I understand the economy is tough right now and any donation is much appreciated. If you feel you can help in other ways, through food drives or donation drives at local supermarkets, please contact Robin Ossi at email@example.com. All donations are tax deductible. If you are able to donate any amount, you could mail your donation to Blessings in a Backpack, c/o 37 Jackson Avenue, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Welcome back Wards Creek Warriors!By Contributing Writer Beth McCann, Corresponding Secretary, Wards Creek Elementary PTOa brief list of upcoming dates to add to your calendar. During the month of September we will have our Gator Bowl ticket drive. The month of October brings the third annual Fun Run, our most successful fundraiser, Spooktacular /Business Expo and Square One Art. The proceeds from these events go to fund improvements at our school In years past, we have donated playground equipment, shade ports, technology and books for the Media Center and more. In order to host these events, we need your help! Our membership drive is underway. We want every family to be a part of this institution. If you would like to volunteer for any event, please go to our website, www.wardscreekpto.org or contact any board member. Volunteers are always welcome and always needed! Congratulations to Mr. Don Campbell on his nomination for St. Johns County School District 2011 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership. Wards Creek is very lucky to have Mr. Campbell and we appreciate his dedication and hard work!The PTO is looking forward to another great year with the Warrior students, families, teachers, sta and administration.
Page 24, The CreekLine September 2011 www.thecreekline.com Back to School 2011! V EAt Murabella 124 Tuscan Way Ste 104, St. Augustine, FL 32092904-547-2691www.visionsource-visionary.com MERRY PATS PRESCHOOL, INC. Part time and Full time preschool programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.Merry Pats Preschool1461 Fruit Cove Road South Saint Johns, Florida 32259 www.merrypatspreschoolonline.com (904) 230-8811 Lic# CO7SJ0033 Celebra ng 20 years of exce ence in educa on . An Early Education Program that y g Supports Your Childs Natural pp Love of Learning.HAPPY HANDS HAPPY HEARTS Stronger...Faster...Better RACE TRACK RDFLORA BRANCH BLVD. SR 13PUBLIX Fred Baldwin, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, PES and Tobi Baldwin, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPTNow oering Mat Pilates classes on Monday 6:30pm, Thursday 10am call for more information and to register. Art of Dance www.artofdancejax.com Art 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 Registering Now for Fall Classes Mandarin Pediatrics offers care for your child through every stage of life, from birth to adolescence. And because we are affiliated with Wolfson Childrens Hospital, you have access to the areas 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 Schools are back in session and parents are sitting in their cars in school drop-o or pickup lines. The average time spent in a car line is 15 to 20 minutes. It doesnt seem like much when we consider the valued time were spending with our child, right? But heres the downside of school car lines Consider the amount of fuel used while your car idles for an extended period of time. Interior temperatures of a car this time of year can easily exceed 90 de-School tra c every parents nightmaregrees and we even leave the car running during winter months. And for every two minutes a car sits idling, you use about as much fuel as consumed when driving one mile! So for that 20 minute wait in the car line, you have consumed enough fuel to drive 10 miles, twice a day. When multiplied by the 180 days of school, thats enough fuel to drive an extra 3,600 miles per year and could cost you over $650. Air pollution is also of signi cant concern. Think about the fumes emitted from several hundred cars a day, idling in close proximity to areas where children are waiting for their ride. How about safety? Many parents drive their children to school because they worry about the safety of walking or biking along Race Track Road. Ironically, cars driving to school parking lots increase traf c congestion and the risk of road hazards because the risks increase with every additional vehicle on the road. While carpools o er one alternative, many families are walking and bicycling to schools along Race Track Road as a healthier alternative. Forming groups makes it more fun for the kids Walking School Buses and Bicycle Trains are a great concept where schools and parents work together to establish walking groups that are supervised by parents. Some parents go the entire route; some take turns along designated segments of the route and turn supervision over to the next parent. Walking School Buses and Bicycle Trains provide exercise with the necessary supervision for getting to and from school safely. Kids have fun while practicing important skills regarding walking and biking safely something that is important to us all. Encouraging students to walk or bike to school can lessen tra c hazards around the school and save you gas money. It can improve air quality at school entrances and promote daily exercise. Some say morning exercise improves cognitive abilities and students face the day with a clear mind thats ready to learn! Not convinced? Start once per week with Walking Wednesdays to try the idea. Join your neighbors who are walking or bicycling to school! Ask your school and PTSO to start a Walking School Bus/Bicycle Train program. The Florida Department of Health and Communities Putting Prevention to Work program can help you get started. Call Cathy Klein, regional coordinator for the Florida Department of Health at 287-5959. The CreekLineIS YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com Save 50-90% Off New & Gently Loved Clothing & Equipment Sell~Shop~Advertise St. Johns/S. Duval October 5-8, 2011
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After witnessing senseless devastation caused by World War II, Allen vowed to do her part in preventing future violence. She set out to create an organization that would bring together children from around the world; help them learn and grow in an open environment of friendship and peace. And so began Childrens International Summer Villages (CISV). Sixty years later, CISV has spread to more than 70 countries and o ers summer programs to children of all ages. The local Junior Branch o ers year-round activities that focus on diversity, human rights, con ict resolution, and sustainable development. The agship of CISV is the Village, in which a delegation of two boys and two girls (both 11) and one leader (21+) from 10 to 12 di erent countries come together to live in a school for four weeks. Joining them are sta from the host country and six to seven junior counselors (aged 16 to 17) from di erent countries. This summer, I participated as a junior counselor at a Village in Stockholm, Sweden. Words cannot even begin to describe how ful lling the experience was and what I learned must be shared. I learned that 11-year-olds What we can learn from 11-year-old (and why its so important right now)By Rachel Buff, CHS Studentare open-minded. Not yet hardened by the brutality of world events, they have an incredible ability to tolerate and accept one another. Sitting in a circle with children from Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and United States, the prejudices just melted away. The kids saw no race or religion; they saw other children. Laughter was laughter. Tears were tears. We were all just human beings occupying the same space and time. I learned that the kids are sincere. They say whats on their mind and are happy to share their opinions. Often at camp, a boy would confess his love to a girl from a di erent delegation. Sweet, heartfelt and earnest, this kind of honesty is severely underrated. I discovered that the kids make an e ort. English uency was an issue at our camp, but no one let language stand in the way of forming deep connections. The kids found other ways of communicating; body language became imperative. Some of the best friendships formed at camp were between two children who couldnt speak a word to one another. The kids, thousands of miles away from home, took a genuine interest in learning about the language and culture of those around them. I learned that the kids are impressionable. They would model their actions, words and appearances after the junior counselors. Because of this, we became fully conscious of our every action. Each decision we made was well thought-out, the consequences assessed. This is a habit that I hope will stick. Finally, I learned that 11-year-olds are wise. They come up with simple, e ective solutions to problems. We played a game called Utopia, in which the camp was divided into made-up countries and told to trade valuable paper resources. The scene quickly broke into chaos with kids stealing and physically ghting over the papers. Halfway through the game however, the kids found a solution on their own by joining together into one super-country and sharing the resources. In the end, the children taught me more than I could ever teach them. They taught me how to be completely comfortable with myself; how to be crazy and wild and zany and fun. They taught me how to Eleven-year-olds from 10 different countries participate in a trust game. Eleven-year-olds from Germany, Brazil, Colombia, Sweden, Spain and Iceland.view con ict from every possible angle. They taught me how to be mindful of every action. They taught me how to accept every challenge as an opportunity to grow. But most importantly, they taught me the di erence between tolerance and understanding. Tolerance is the simple recognition of a person or culture; understanding is one step further. It takes time and e ort. It requires patience and experience. But the pay-o in the end is worth it. Understanding is what forms friendships; its what turns apathy to empathy; its what creates peace. Thats certainly something we need right now. CISV educates and inspires action to create a more just and peaceful world. For more information visit www.cisv.org or www.jax.cisvusa.org. Join CISV Jacksonville JB on Facebook. Exercise is good for everyone, but recent research indicates it has special bene ts for older people. In a study funded by the National Institute on Aging, 120 people ages 55 to 80 were divided into two groups, with half instructed to walk for 40 minutes a day three times a week. The other half did exercises to stretch and tone their muscles. After six months and then one year, the scientists measured the size of participants Research study: Brisk walks improve the memoryhippocampus, a section of the brain that tends to shrink with age. In the walking group, the volume of the hippocampus had increased by 2 percent at the end of the year, while in the other group the hippocampus had decreased by 1.5 percent. So whatever your age, remember that taking a brisk walk can keep you healthy throughout your life in many di erent ways. Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com
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Its a good experience, says Jessica Lewis, a rising senior who has volunteered at Bartram for three summers. You feel really good when you help people out and there are a lot of bene ts. We dont have to wait in line for our schedules and we get rst pick of the lockers. Added to all the chaos are the incoming freshmen, who are excited to start a new school. Itll be a lot better [than middle school] because well have new classes and teachers and well get to go to football games and not have people look at us like were little kids, says Lucy Wilk, a rising ninth grader. With the nal weeks of summer drawn to a close, students were scrambling to nish their summer reading and whatever project came along with it. Often, these very kids stay up late the night before school to just get things done that they should have weeks ago. Back to school shoppers were scurrying around all the di erent WalMarts, Targets and K-Marts they could just to make sure their kids had the right supplies. On the morning of the rst day of school, the tanned faces of beach-bum teenagers, palefaced computer fanatics and everything in between all load up their new binders, spiral notebooks, composition journals, pens, pencils, erasers and rulers in new backpacks getting ready for the new school year. Dumping the burden into the backseat of the car, upperclassmen reluctantly drag their younger siblings and drive o to bring summer to a conclusion. Pulling into the student parking lot and kicking up the long-undisturbed dust and dirt, kids step out and moan and groan about how heavy their backpacks are or the fact that its too early to be awake since its before noon. Trudging down the sidewalks to a school that had not swarmed with kids for three months, students met up with friends they hadnt seen in a while and exchanged hugs and the overused question How was your summer? The bell rang and reminiscing ceased as wide-eyed freshmen attempted to nd their way through the maze of pods that BTHS HappeningsBartram Bears go back to schoolBy Devyn Fussman, BTHS StudentPlus well get to meet new people, which will be really nice since weve been stuck with the same people for three years. And theyre not the only ones. When asked how she felt about her new job, Bartrams new principal Dawn Sapp replied, Im excited and nervous and excited and nervous This is her rst year as the principal at Bartram; however, she is a veteran worker in the St. Johns County School District. She began her career as a teacher at Sebastian Middle School and then became the registrar and later assistant principal at Bartram Trail before moving on to St. Augustine High School. Her husband is the athletic director at Pedro Menendez High School and her son attends St. Augustine High School. Its an honor to return to BTHS as the principal! says Sapp. We are blessed with a combination of outstanding parents, students and teachers. Im grateful for the opportunity. She also says, Our theme this year is to take it to the next degree. And this year is de nitely going to kick o fast. The same week that classes started, the school had picture day (which included a senior panoramic), golf tryouts and the senior and junior classes met with Jostens representatives to talk about class rings and cap and gown information. For more information, parents can download the school calendar from the BTHS website, where theyll see that the whole year is packed with exciting events from the rst day of school to the last.Nease HappeningsAndwere back!By Brittany Dirks, Nease Studentis Nease and the cool-headed seniors leisurely walked through the halls on their last, rst day of high school. Juniors were bouncing up and down, excited not to be underclassmen anymore and made a point of it as they held their heads high. The sophomores, being the awkward grade of high school, simply went about their business and some occasionally helped or hindered the freshmen. There are mixed opinions of another year of school starting: some are looking forward to it, some are dreading it and yet others are completely ambivalent. But the question in everyones mind as the day ends and they head home is Is it summer yet? The North Florida Land Trust is presenting Painting the Region, a plein air cultural arts event called Color The Coast, from October 3 through 8, 2011 at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Bene ting the North Florida Land Trust and Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, Color the Coast will be a juried art event featuring over 40 artists and a week lled with art-related activities. From Vilano to Mayport, the third annual Painting the Region: A Plein Air Paint-Out will highlight artists as they Color the Coast, capturing the North Florida Land Trust schedules third annual Painting the Regionnatural beauty of the Northeast Florida coastlines, marshes and shores on canvas. Weeklong activities, workshops and special events will be announced soon. Volunteer opportunities are still available. To help in any capacity, send contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Families are also needed to host an artist for a few days during this event; to be considered complete the online application at www.paintingtheregion.com. In addition, unique and original art from 2010 second annual Painting the Region can also be viewed and purchased online. For more information on this years Painting the Region, please call 285-7020 or email Bonnie Barnes at bbarnes@ north oridalandtrust.org. 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Why, then, did I wake up to this request one Saturday morning, Mom? Can we go on picka-brick and buy some Legos? They want more Lego swords, more hair and more little hinges. More guys, dogs and horses. Really, they just want more. If my goal for my children is nancial maturity, now is the time to teach the di erence between needs and wants, about goal-setting and entitlement. Needs vs. wants can be a fun lesson to cover. Its certainly easy once you help the children (and yourself!) look at life honestly. Heres a start: jeans: need Legos: want iPod: want M&Ms for kids: want dark chocolate for Mom: need! Try quizzing by grabbing random items o Wal-Marts shelves and asking, need or want? Expect a giggly answer when you pick up a giant pillow with a screen-printed wrestler, tanning spray and corn-on-thecob holders. Theyll be surprised at how little in such a large store is actually a need. Once your kids catch on, they may call you out when you Purposeful ParentingThe Value of a Dollar part 2 BudgetingBy Allie Olsentoss in another bottle of red nail polish or a crepe-maker thats such a great deal. Remember: the nancial lifestyle you model is what your children will learn from! Of course, not every want is bad... and thats where the next teaching point comes in. Buy wants within your budget selectively. Remind them of Proverbs 21:20, In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. Dave Ramsey classi es money in three categories: spend, save, give. He challenges readers to tithe rst, pay yourself next (save) and then everything else. When the children receive money, whether as a gift or payment, teach them to immediately separate it into spend, save and give. Give the rst 10 percent at church, save the next portion and whats left is spending money. Tithe. Save. Then spend. So what if your sweetie wants a new iPod? It comes out of spending money, but she doesnt have enough! Setting goals is imperative to enjoying life on a budget. She needs to save her spending money for this splurge. She may also want bracelets and lip gloss; help her realize how this purchase a ects her goal of the iPod. That same daughter may assume you are going to buy her jewelry to match her new out ts. It may be well within your means to do so and sometimes your heart is to bless her with those things. In that case, go for it! But if shes demanding, assuming she deserves it or pouting to get it, recognize the symptoms of entitlement. You can smell entitlement on a kid a mile away, Ramsey says. Websters dictionary says entitlement is belief that one is deserving of certain privileges. Ramseys advice to children (and adults)? Youre not entitled to squat! Food on the table, a roof over your head... sure. This takes us full-circle to needs vs. wants. Whether its $1 gum, $5 Legos or a splurge, teach your children purchase wisely. This is part 2 of a 3 part series on money. To read part 1, search The CreekLines archives (www.thecreekline.com) or go to www.gracefullmom.com Women want answers and dialogue about breast cancer. The fourth annual Pink Ribbon Symposium presented by Cancer Specialists of North Florida and F.R.O.G. (Florida Radiation Oncology Group) in cooperation with Orange Park Cancer Center promises to present important up-to-date information about breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment options, side e ects of treatment, survivorship, as well as overall good health and wellness topics. The symposium is free and designed for people interested in learning more about breast cancer from area physicians and experts. 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www.thecreekline.com September 2011 The CreekLine, Page 31 Worship TimeContemporary 9:30 a.m. Childrens Church, Middle and High School Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Care AvailableReaching Out Offering Christ Living Gods Love(904) 230-2955 Ofcewww.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 Vacations have ended, focus on your faith.River of Life UMC Annual Pumpkin Patch Opens Oct. 1stPumpkins available for purchase Noon to 7:00 p.m. Family Fall Festival October 15 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Back in to the routine of Fall.... back to school and back to worship! St Francis In-The-FieldEpiscopal ChurchChristian Formation 9:00am Sunday Service 10:00amChildrens Chapel and Nursery Available895 Palm Valley Rd (1 mile east of US1)615-2130 Faith News CHARLOTTE A. MARTIN LOCAL CHRISTIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER Look, listen and purchase...charlotteamartin.comTo download music: cdbaby.com or itunes.com Search This Journey I BelieveCellular 904-591-6389 email@example.com A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org COMMUNITY CENTER3450 CR 210 West (next to Cimarrone) 287-3223 www.fcctoday.com Pumpkin Patch Opens October 10th!!! Open Oct. 10th Nov 1st, Mondays thru Saturdays 10 a.m. 8 p.m. Pumpkins of all sizes are available. Picking out a pumpkin(s) is sucha great family event. Don't forget to bring your camera to catch those sweet moments. 210 Community Fall Festival Saturday Oct. 29th 10 am 4 pm Come meet your neighbors! Bring the Kids and Join in the FUN. FREE Games, Inflatables, Petting Zoo, LiveEntertainment, Pumpkin Patch Craft and Vendor Booths Great Food 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 youd 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. St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church will hold its annual jumble/yard sale on Friday, September 30 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 1 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 2 from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be specials on Sunday including a Bag Sale from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. There will be something for everyone including a bake sale. The church is located at 895 Palm Valley Road, next to Walden Chase and just east of US Highway 1. Look for the signs! See you there! The Holiday Shoppers Expo will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at San Juan del Rio Parish Hall, located at 1718 State Road 13. Crafters and The Crossing Church is a brand new church that will be rolling out the red carpet to our community with its rst service on Sunday, September 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Fruit Cove Middle School. The Crossing Church began as a small group of friends earlier this year. Lead Pastor Adam Flynt tells the story, We love this community and have made such great friends over the years. In the spring, we invited some friends who werent going to church anywhere to come over to our home to get to know each other, discuss how God and our lives intersect and just do life together. Things began to grow. It didnt take long before The most amazing thing that has ever happened to me is the day I walked into my church for the rst time. It was not that long ago. I never called myself a Christian and I did not attend church on a regular basis. But I believe that God has a plan for me and it has become my Journey. I was a musician almost 20 years ago and I have lived in the Mandarin area most of that time. I played in a local band that performed various styles of music. I was the guitar player. I did have one guitar lesson way back in time. It was exactly one and a half chords. From there, I was self-taught. I applied what I had learned about the guitar to independent consultants will be available to present some great ideas for holiday gifts Join us for fun, fellowship and refreshments. Bring your spouse or ask a friend! Bring your neighbor! This event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and will be held rain or shine. For questions, please contact Micki Williams at 808-0705. Like getting dressed up? Enjoy racking your brain with your friends and family? On Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m. the Nicaragua Mission Project team is hosting the third annual Geneva Trivia Night to raise funds for work with Young Life (Vida Joven) building relationships and sharing the Good News with youth in the city of Estili, Nicaragua. There will also be a costume contest. Tickets may be purchased for a table of eight team members $100 or individually for $15 each. Popcorn and soda will be provided and an optional dinner is available for $8. Items for silent auction will also be displayed for bidding. The event will be held at Geneva Presbyterian Church, located at 1755 State Road 13. For questions, please call Kent and Kris Wehmeier at 230-3653 or email Kris at kriswehmeier@ bellsouth.net. San Juan del Rio Catholic Church and School announces its fth annual Fall Festival on November 4, 5 and 6, 2011. Come and enjoy school midway games, JCJ Amusement Rides, food, refreshments, giant ra e, $7,000 in cash prizes, San Juan Cafe, country store, silent auction, Jail and Bail, homemade soup, entertainment all three days, an all ages talent show, Saturday night reverse draw dinner and much more! Join us for fun and fellowship. All proceeds will be given to our church. For additional information, please contact Sal Santapola at firstname.lastname@example.org.Local musician shares story of new albumBy Contributing Writer Charlotte Martin, Musician, This JourneyI Believethe keyboard and taught myself how to play that, also. But when the band stopped playing, I stopped. That is until the Holy Spirit whispered in my ear. A series of events made my destination clear. I remember a fateful day when the voice inside my head told me to sit down at the keyboard and start writing. This Journey...I Believe is the album of songs I have written that shares my feelings and emotions as I made my journey towards the realization of the power and beauty in the love of God. Part of that beauty is the Mandarin area. I love the trees! I hope that you take time to listen.New church launching on September 18 we outgrew our living room. So we multiplied into two groups, then three and then four. It just took o ! Since that time the small groups having been coming together to get ready to launch Sunday worship services and childrens programming. We are so excited about having a church where we can invite our friends who dont go to church. The messages are fun, biblical, and really make a difference in my everyday life. The worship music is modern and excellent. The whole atmosphere is relaxed and come as you are. Plus, our kids love it! We want kids to be red up and begging to come on Sundays, says one launch team member. When asked why he and this growing team are starting a new church, Flynt smiled, We want to create a place where everyone is invited and everyone is included. Our hope is to lead people into a growing relationship with God and each other through Jesus. We want a place for anyone who is seeking, asking questions, struggling, wanting to give church a try or just looking for a place to connect with God and others in an authentic way. For more information, please visit www.tccjax.org. W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:Girls Inc. of Jacksonvilles is hosting its Daddy Daughter Dance on October 1, 2011. This extraordinary event has been a great success for many years and has now become a tradition in the Northeast region of Florida. The event, a ectionately known as the Daddy Daughter Dance, is held in honor of girls and their fathers or special men in their lives and will take place at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is proud to be able to o er such a remarkable event to Northeast Florida, said president and CEO of Girls Inc., Beth Hughes Clark. We are thrilled to see how much the event has grown, and how it is become a tradition in many families. Girls Inc. is looking forward to hosting approximately 500 dads and daughters. The event is $80 for each daddy-daughter couple and $30 more for any additional daughters. The festivities will include a delicious dinner, DJ Danny, professional photograph, silent auction and ra e prizes that will make for an exciting night. Girls Inc. is a nonpro t Daddy Daughter Dance is right around the corner! organization that empowers all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. All proceeds from this dance will be put back into the programs that Girls Inc. girls bene t from all year round. Girls Inc. programming includes after school, summer and outreach programs in NE Florida. For more information on the Girls Inc. Daddy Daughter Dances, visit www.girlsincjax. org or call 731-9933. To register for the dance, visit www.DaddyDaughterDanceGIJ.com.InviteALL of NW St. Johns County to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com
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Excel Spreadsheet Design, Training, & Support Fruit Cove Baptist Church, located at 501 State Road 13 in Fruit Cove, is accepting registrations for rst through eighth grade for basketball and kindergarten through fth grade for cheerleading. Players participate in (separate) girls and (separate) boys divisions, divided by grade levels. Space is limited in each age bracket. This is a league which promotes character, self-esteem, player skills and teamwork. Each participant enjoys equal playing time, fair teams, positive coaching and o ciating, reasonable practice and game schedules and a lot of fun! The cost per participant is $80 if paid by September 23. After September 23, the cost is $100. Each player receives a uniform, individual award after each game and several other items. Practices begin during the week of December 5, 2011, with The sport of cross country is sometimes devalued as simply a spectacle of physical prowess; however. it is just as strategic and scienti c as any other athletic competition. The coach and runners must discover the right blend of workouts, rest and races required to sculpt the team into the best physical shape possible and in doing so ensure everyone peaks at the right timeduring the playo s at the end of the year. In addition, besides battling the top competitors from other teams, runners are constantly waging war against fatigue and injury, which can decide the successfulness of a squad during the grueling four-month season. However proper conditioning, stretching and rest can slow the health deterioration during the season. This year Bartram Trail is attempting to do just that, as they have already completed three months of conditioning, starting in June and are looking to improve on last season where they fell short of competing in the state championship. This year the Bears are led by a strong upper class with seniors holding three of the top four varsity spots. Having strong senior leadership is important because of the experience they have in both practice and high-pressure race situations. Due to this, the Bears are among the top 10 in class 3A, which is an accomplishment considering the high talent level of Florida runners. Being amongst the best teams in our class really motivates us to continue to develop, as we want to rise above the other teams and improve our times and our ranking, said senior Chris Popiel. As a senior there is a desire to nally accomplish the personal goals that many have held throughout their high school career; however, seniors must also focus on team goals to ensure their own success, according to senior Brexton Simonsen. This year we have more reWhat a wonderful summer of shing and shrimping we have had this year here on the St. Johns River. Whether you had set out to sh, shrimp or do a little of both, chances are you didnt come home with an empty cooler. Now you are left with the agonizing decision of how to prepare your catch. A search for recipes can always produce some wonderful ideas, but here are a couple of favorites that will be sure to satisfy your seafood cravings. Deep fried sh is a southern favorite. Breading, seasonings and sh types can vary, but the frying method will be the same. First moisten your sh in milk or egg before applying them to your breading. A mixture of our, salt, pepper, garlic and other spices can be used to create your own avorful breading or a variety of pre-packaged seafood breaders can be purchased at your grocery store. Cornmeal, breadcrumbs, crushed corn akes or crackers can be Free agent with every policy. Ill make sure your auto coverage is the best fit, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY. FreeDiscount Double Check too.1003065State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 email@example.com BTHS Sports RoundupBartrams cross country team has high hopes for new seasonBy Jared Freitas, BTHS Studentsponsibility to teach the underclassmen how things work and its imperative to do a quality job because in a few years they will have to do the same thing, he explained. Despite lacking a true superstar runner akin to Eric Ochoa or Chris Dendor, who the team relied on in previous years, the Bears have great depth, which is very important on a cross-country team. In a sport where a squad is as only as good as its fth competitor, having a number of runners competing for the top ve positions not only promotes development on the team, as everyone pushes each other to improve, but also ensures a better score, as they have a better chance of all ve runners nishing before other teams. The Bears have kept a similar schedule of races as last season, including making the trip to Georgia to race on their state championship course. Competing in a number of diverse races allows our team to scout out other schools that we will meet deeper in the playo s and will also force our team to improve as we face tougher competition, commented Popiel. The more races you run the smarter racer you become so we hope that utilizing a similar schedule will help us learn from our mistakes last year. After a disappointing nish in the regional race last season, Bartram Trail has its sights on competing in the state championship, which is a de nite possibility if things go their way this year. As long as injury does not derail their progress, the Bears see themselves in prime contention when November rolls around.got firstname.lastname@example.org Its time for Upward Basketball and Cheerleadinga one-hour practice per week. Games will be played from the weekend of January 6, 2012, through the weekend of February 24, 2012. Evaluations will be held in the Fruit Cove Baptist ROC Gym on Monday, October 3 for middle school only. Tuesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 13 will be for grades one through ve. All three nights will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Each participant and parent(s) must attend one of the evaluation sessions. Please register online at www.fruitcove.com/ministries/ sportslife.asp where you can also pay securely online. Forms will also be available at the Fruit Cove Baptist Church o ce. For questions about Upward at Fruit Cove Baptist, please contact Lisa She eld at lshef email@example.com or call her at 287-0996, ext. 6872. Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka added for extra crisp or used by themselves to provide the coating that you desire. After coating your sh add them to your 350 degree fryer and wait three to four minutes for the coating to turn golden brown. The sh will usually oat to the top of the oil letting you know that they are done. Remove the cooked sh and drain the excess grease onto paper towels and you are ready to serve a fried sh dinner that will rival many restaurants. Like sh there are hundreds of ways to prepare shrimp, but again the favorite seems to be fried. To impress your friends and family with a home cooked fried shrimp dinner follow the frying instructions for deep fried sh. The only di erence is you must peel and de-vein the shrimp rst. Try a 50/50 mixture of your seafood breader and Panko bread crumbs for a crispier shrimp. An easy to prepare shrimp dinner that the kids will love is Shrimp Alfredo. Following a night of family shrimping (or a trip to the grocery store), peel and de-vein shrimp. In a sauce pan heat your favorite jar of Alfredo sauce and boil spaghetti noodles. Saut the shrimp in olive oil with garlic till the shrimp turn pink. Add the shrimp to the Alfredo sauce and let simmer for a few more minutes. Pour the sauce over a plate of spaghetti and you now have a new favorite meal. Remember that sh and shrimp can be kept up to a year when frozen solid in ice. So dont let those catches go to waste. Fishing Report: Shrimping has been great. Sea trout are at the Buckman and docks. Croakers and weak sh in holes. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime.
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The council is well represented with members garnered from programs like the Jacksonville Public Librarys Center for Adult Learning, the Learn to Read program and sta members from Florida State College at Jacksonvilles GED program. Also representatives from The Womens Center of Jacksonville who created their own program, the Expanded Horizons Literacy Program, serve on this board. One of the councils major objectives is to publicize the problem of adult illiteracy in our community. The e ects of the First Coasts lower high school graduation rates relate directly to the areas economy. The lack of education is re ected in the unemployment rate and the lower pay scales. These agencies assist adults in our area with many baby steps to get to their goal. Juanita was pregnant with her rst child and wanted to be better able to communicate with her doctor and read up on her new journey. She tried to enroll at FSCJ for its GED Academy, but her reading score was too low for acceptance. The sta at the college referred her to the Expanded Horizons program, as they felt it best met her needs. Juan wanted to run his familys business, writing checks and paying their bills. September is National Literacy MonthLocal groups assist adults learning to readBy Donna KeathleyHe received oneon-one tutoring and then took the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) at FSCJ. Based on the results from the TABE, the scores told his tutor where to focus Juans study emphasis and he is now preparing to take the formal GED testing. All reading tutors working with the Literacy Council and The Womens Center are volunteer workers who daily make a di erence in the lives of their adult students. There is no required educational background for tutoring and all volunteers are accepted. Most students entering the reading program are English speaking adults. If you would like to volunteer as a tutor or need more information on The Literacy Council, please call the Center for Adult Learning located at the Jacksonville downtown Library at 630-2426. Make a di erence in September! Tutor Ami Robinson assists a client learning to read.Many of us are striving to be healthier and more t, but with the constant media barrage of fad diets and gimmicky weight loss supplements, its an endeavor that can often lead to more confusion and frustration rather than satisfying, lasting results. Well get ready to stop the insanity because Whole Foods Market can help you solve the mystery of eating and living well. Heather Olsen, our inhouse Healthy Eating Specialist, can show you how to make simple changes for lifelong health. And the best thing is, shes not all talk. I was overweight most of life, Olsen said. I began my career at Whole Foods Market as a cake decorator with a voracious sweet tooth and I tasted everything I made. But all of that changed when Olsen was introduced to the Health Starts Here program in 2009. Ive lost more than 65 pounds since adopting the four pillars of healthy eating, Olsen said. And my cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure have improved. Health Starts Here is an education program based on simple criteria for everyday eating. Its foundation is in the four pillars of healthy eating: 1. Plant-Strong: Eat more fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. 2. Whole Food: Choose whole, fresh, unre ned and unprocessed foods.Its time for healthy eating!By Contributing Writer Adrienne M. Cartagena, Director, Marketing and Community Relations, Whole Foods Market Jacksonville Healthy Eating Specialist Heather Olsen prepares a delicious and healthy summer salad during a Health Starts Here Cooking Class.3. Healthy Fats: Get your healthy fats by eating whole plant-based foods like nuts, seeds and avocados. 4. 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Page 34, The CreekLine September 2011 www.thecreekline.com Discover a 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 Coming Soon: This summer, coaches Scott Marabell, Bill Parham and Luke Marabell saddled up a showcase baseball team of 20 young men from seven di erent schools throughout Jacksonville (no easy task). The purpose of this team was to get the boys in front of as many college scouts as possible, thereby increasing their chances to play at the next level while earning a college degree (a few pro scouts also showed up along the way). In 2010, 83 percent of the high school seniors that were drafted in the state of Florida played for members of the Eastern Baseball Alliance (EBA). The 18U CBC Riverhawks, a part of the EBA, included Tyler Allen, Michael Babb, David Beck, Grant Bigilin, Kyle Bird, David Bryant, Jason Chitwood, Brandon Fleming, Chad Gibbons, Dakota Higdon, Jake Jacob, Kyle Kennington, Nate Koslowski, Hunter Manning, Connor Marabell, Kris Molter, Deric Sosa, Chris Teifer, Austin Tuttle and Drew Weekslater joined by Chris Toledo. While some of the boys have played with these coaches since they were 12 years old, some just moved here and yet others have been best friends since childhood, but this group of boysthe I got your back kind of boys, all with di erent personalities and attitudes came together and played with their hearts as a team. The camaraderie they possessed on the eld was genuine and stout. They lost several players along the way due to college courses, injuries, etc. But their hard Congratulations to the 2011 Boys of Summerwork, dedication and loyalty to one another remained steadfast. In addition, these boys were coached by a set of coaches who know the game of baseball; from suicide squeezes to a guaranteed bet that once they got on a base, those boys were stealing the next one and more often than not, arriving safely. The coaches believed in those boys and the boys trusted those coaches. As a result, they won four championships: the Mizzuno Tournament, the 18U USSSA National Championship World Series, the Ben Stevens Tournament Classic and the EBA World Series. This truly was a group of boys and coaches to be reckoned with; the love and respect for the game that just emanates from them all on the eld is powerful. Obstacles were overcome and odds were beat. Friendships were made that will last a lifetime. And memories were made that will remain in our hearts forever. So, congratulations boys! And thank you for everything, coaches! Be proud of yourselves, you de nitely deserve every second of it. You stay committed and you will always be supported...play ball!This article, dedicated to the loving memory of Mr. Lewis Marabell, was submitted by a proud and grateful parent. We Need a Home!St. Johns County Pet Adoption Center 209-6190 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. We have many wonderful kittens up for adoption. The majority of the kittens are between the ages of 8 weeks and 4 months old. All kittens are up to date on their vaccinations and get along great with the others!My name is Rocco; I am a 1 year American Bulldog. I am already neutered and current on my vaccines. I get along great with other dogs and children. I am very playful, energetic, I know basic commands and I love to run. Congratulations to Julington Creek Plantations U12 Intermediate tennis team! With a 6-0 record for the summer season, they came in rst in their division. The team players were Jacob Van Dyke, Austin Van Dyke, Will Rose, Camille Lastrapes, Scott Miller (tennis director), Tessa Aydelette, Sami Resh, Lexi Witwer and Nila Parvathy.
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Have a great season...Creekside High School 2011 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-26-11 @ Oakleaf 7:00pm 9-02-11 @ Ridgeview 7:00pm 9-09-11 VS Mandarin 7:00pm 9-16-11 @ Providence 7:30pm 9-23-11 @ Palatka 7:30pm 9-30-11 VS Episcopal 7:00pm 10-07-11 VS Pedro Menendez 7:00pm 10-21-11 VS Matanzas 7:00pm 10-28-11 @Ponte Vedra 7:00pm 11-04-11 VS Nease 7:00pm 11-11-11 @Bartram 7:00pm You cant nd a more family friendly or romantic fall getaway than Chattanooga, Tennessee. The seven-hour drive from Jacksonville delivers a bounty of activities in the city once known only for its choo-choo. Scenic views, autumn foliage and nostalgic barn signs lead visitors to See Rock City. The Rock City Gardens (seerockcity.com) opened in 1932 at the top of Lookout Mountain. Walk among natural stone formations, across swinging bridges, and revel in the panoramic view of 7 States. Rock City fairyland entices people who visited as children to return with their own. The updated venue is surprisingly well done. Ruby Falls (rubyfalls.com) endures as another vintage roadside attraction. While the caverns themselves are not the most spectacular, the lighted 145-foot waterfall is worth the underground adventure. Every October the scary Haunted Cavern returns. This event is guaranteed to yield screams and spine tingling fear. Teens love it! Looking for sheer exhilaration? Try Lookout Mountain Flight Park (hanglide.com) the nations premier hang gliding school. No prior experience is necessary. Participants, ages four to 92 and their instructor hook into a glider thats teth-Fall ing in ChattanoogaBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comered to an ultralite plane. The plane pulls them to an altitude of 2,000 feet, then releases the daring duo. Take my word on thisyoull feel like a bird and gain a never-to-be-forgotten perspective on the glorious mountains and valley below. Fantastic fun. World-class whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River o ers Olympic-caliber thrills and spills just 45-minutes from Chattanooga (adventuresunlimited.net) Out tters supply a professional guide to accompany and assist rafters as they traverse class 3 and 4 rapids. Whoo-eee! For those looking for a tamer outing, think kayaking on the Tennessee River or bicycling a 10-mile pathway through city parks. The aquarium is Chattanoogas jewel, the worlds largest freshwater aquarium (tnaqua. org). The facility expanded to a second buildingone featuring the river habitat and creatures, the other an ocean journey. Your ticket entitles you to come and go at this awe-inspiring aqua world so visitors can break up the day with dining or other activities. A treat for all ages. Rock City The author preparing to hang glide.Many adults desire a more relaxing getaway and should consider riding in air-conditioned comfort on the Aquariums high-speed catamaran. Guests are transported into the Tennessee River Gorge surrounded by a colorful seasonal landscape. While the boat is speedy, this ride is not at all dangerous. Adults also delight in a dinner cruise aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat (chattanoogariverboat.com) Romantic couples head for The Blu View Art District (blu viewartdistrict.com), a haven of re ned dining, bakeries, co ee shops, art galleries and elegant lodging. The Hunter Museum of American Art as well as a hilltop sculpture garden are mere steps away. Dont leave the diverse city without a peek into the historic Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel, or better yet, stay overnight in one of their railroad cars (choochoo.com). The former terminal was converted into ne lodging. A train bu s heaven. While shopping, grab a few Moon Pies from the Souths original and only factory making the much loved retro treat. Theyre perfect for snacking on the car ride home. I had a blast and Chattanooga o ered much, much more than I anticipated. 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