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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Whats InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 The Sheriff Reports Page 5 School District Journal Page 6 From the Commissioner Your Vote CountsPage 7 Stop bullying Page 10 CDDs and HOAs pt. 5 Page 12 Constitution Page 16 St. Johns Reads! Page 18 Team Roxie Page 19 Macys parade Page 23 Gift of Giving Page 24 Boy Scout happeningsPage 27 DCE Snow Day Page 28 TCE Snowball Dance Page 29 Faith News Page 32 Movie Review Page 33 St. Johns Outlaws Page 35 Fishing Report Page 36 Gardening Page 37 CHS cross country Page 38 Creeks cheer team Volume 12, Issue 1 January 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 IM READY TO TALK TAXES NOW. ARE YOU?Got important tax questions? Were open and ready to give you the answers you need. Drop by the H&R Block right in your neighborhood and work with one of our tax professionals today. Get it Right.SM2849 CR 210 West, Johns Creek Shopping Plaza, St. Johns, FL (904) 230-8080Business Services ~ Payroll Bookkeeping Tax Preparation Advice As the clock ticked down in the nal rounds of the varsity High-Q district championship, the tension was palpable as Bartram Trail and Ponte Vedra fought for the lead. The competition, which is a Jeopardylike trivia challenge, has three rounds of 10 minutes each and features a mix of world history, geography, literature, grammar, science, math and current event questions. Both teams buzz in for 5 point toss-up questions and if answered correctly they Until recently, the reading room in the Media Center at Cunningham Creek Elementary School was a functional yet not very inspirational room. It lacked a special spark to ignite a childs interest in reading. Media Specialist Jean Bohr decided it was time to add a little pizzazz to the childrens reading experience in the room. I wanted a mural to highlight characters from their books, she explained.The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Northwest Business Council held the 23rd annual Christmas Party for adult clients of the ARC of St. Augustine. Over 50 attended the event on December 13 at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. Each year the Council receives a wish list of three to four presents from 25 to 30 clients from the ARC. Rhonda Hammell of Carr, Riggs and Ingram contacted members of the council and the Chamber Ambassadors to help buy gifts for each client. The night, always made festive by Santa Claus calling out names and giving out gifts, was Bartram Trail High-Q team blazes trail to regional competitionBy Jared Freitas, BTHS StudentMural brings characters alive at Cunningham Creek By Karl Kennell BUSINESS Your YourIncrease Increasein 2012!Contact us today and ask about our 2012 discount plans!Linda Gaylg@rtpublishinginc.comare given the opportunity to answer a collaborative 10 point bonus question. Earlier in the day, Bartram, who went 7-0 in the regular season, (the only team to do so) defeated Nease 221-137. The Panthers kept it close in the rst round, as Bartram had less than a two question lead; however, BTHS pulled away in the second round by answering eight of the rst nine questions. Senior and varsity player Mitchell Zhang attributed Bartrams success to experience and new players. We have a much stronger math foundation this year and weve had many JV players rise up through the ranks which have de nitely given us an edge this year, he said. The JV team had a much closer match with Creekside. The JV, who also went undefeated in the regular season, was playing from behind two and a half rounds before they managed to pull ahead in the last ve minutes of play answering the nal four questions to seal their victory 256-217. Despite the close score, the Bears were unfazed, as they have had other close victories this year against Ponte Vedra and again with Creekside. The JV team has done surprisingly well this year, considering they returned only one member from last years team, but they received lots of support from the varsity squad. I try to help them out at practice and give guidance whenever I can, said junior and varsity player, Eric Terrell, who with senior varsity captain Volunteer mural painters are anked by Media Specialist Jean Bohr and Principal Allen Anderson.She especially wanted the room to be an enjoyable spot to discover the stories of each of the characters, so she placed a request for some artistic volunteers in the schools weekly newsletter, the Cardinal Chatter. Volunteer mother Ti any Wolfe came up with a design for a mural to be painted upon one of the rooms walls. Kathleen Vance, Martha Perez and Yamila The BTHS High Q team.Northwest Business Council hosts annual ARC Christmas partyBy Contributing Writer Debra Bulak, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce NW Business Council members were pleased to host the annual Christmas party for ARC residents.made exceptional by the appearance of Mrs. Claus who came to help this year. This is something the council looks forward to each year, reports Tracey Phillips, Promotional Presence, president of the NWBC. This is the only Christmas that some of the clients will have each year. Over the years, we have gotten to know these men and women and enjoy seeing how much this party means to them. The St. Johns County Northwest Business Council strives to create a presence for the growing Northwest area and increase business visibility throughout all areas of the county. For more information on how to get involved with the Chambers Northwest Business Council, please contact Debra Bulak, SJC Membership Manager, at 829-6476.CCE mural cont. on pg. 32 High Q cont. on pg. 30

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Page 2, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com of St. Augustine 904.825.0540 www.oastaug.com3055 CR210W, Suite 110, St. Johns, FL 32259 One Orthopaedic Place, St. Augustine, FL 32086 LET OUR SPORTS MEDICINE TEAMKeep you in the game!JAMES GRIMES, MD JOHN STARK, MD SPECIALIZING IN THE TREATMENT OF SPORTS RELATED INJURIES:FOOT/ANKLE SPRAINS & FRACTURES NECK & BACK INJURIES SHOULDER SEPARATIONS & DISLOCATIONS ELBOW LIGAMENT & TENDON INJURIES HIP INJURIES & GROIN PULLS KNEE CARTILAGE & LIGAMENT TEARS COLLARBONE FRACTURES BURNERS & STINGERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF: No Appointment RequiredSt. Johns Location Clinic Hours: St. Augustine Location Clinic Hours:ALBERT VOLK, MD SINA KASRAEIAN, MD KURTIS HORT, MD ANDREA TRESCOT, MD BRIAN HAYCOOK, MD BETH PEARCE, DPM 5 pm to 9 pm Monday Friday 9 am to 2 pm Saturday 5 pm to 10 pm Monday Friday 9 am to 7 pm Saturday | |

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 3 Whats NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreeekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@rtpublishinginc.com or 886-4919. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Josh Allen ja@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Brittany Lehmangraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The CreekLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to homes and businesses in NW St. Johns County. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2011. A Texas Hold em Fundraiser Tournament, bene ting Bartram Trail Relay for Life, will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Poker Room at St. Johns Greyhound Park. Check in is at 6:00 p.m. and Texas Hold em lessons/rules will be held at 6:30 p.m. The tournament begins at 7:00 p.m. A $50 Buy In ticket includes 2500 chips, food and a donation to the American Cancer Society (ACS). The $20 ByStander ticket includes food and a donation to ACS. For tickets, please contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325. The Friends of Bartram Trail Library will present ACT and SAT preparation classes at the library. The SAT class will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the ACT class will begin at 6:30 p.m. All the classes will be held on Mondays. The class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 5 and March 12. Registration is required and class size is limited. Registration closes on January 24, 2012. A donation of $25 for each class series a student takes is requested. Please register via email to folbtl@gmail.com and include the students name, grade and class selection (ACT or SAT). The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will meet on Tuesday, February 14 at the Ramada Inn Mandarin beginning at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is open to everyone. We invite you to join us for breakfast and a fun morning of Bingo. Bingo cards will be available at the door at 10 cards for $5. There will be cash prizes. The breakfast bu et will be served for $12 per person. A check must be mailed by Wednesday, February 1 to secure your reservation. Please call Fran Albert at 230-6010 for more information. Our club is a Newcomers Club as well as a Womens Club. We put no time limits on how long you can be a member with us. Youre welcome to visit three events/activities then we ask that you pay your membership dues and join as a member. In addition to the monthly meetings, the club has a wide variety of interest groups. There are various card groups (bridge and canasta), golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, game day, bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, movie and lunch, a hiking group and community volunteer projects. For membership information or to receive a newsletter, please contact Vice President of Membership Ellen Brenner at 230-2676 (email: ebbjc@bellsouth.net). The fourth annual Health Fair at Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center will be held on Saturday, January 21 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This free community event is meant to promote health awareness in our community. There will be free medical screenings, health and tness-related exhibitors, and hourly demonstrations. Free on-site child care is available. Most exhibitors will be providing ra es, samples or giveaways. Attendees who participate in a Good Health scavenger hunt will have a chance to win a $200 Kindle Fire at the Health Fair. For further information, please see www.jcpcdd.org. If you are a lawn care professional who applies fertilizer and you do work in St. Johns County, you are required by county ordinance to have GIBMP certi cation in order to apply fertilizers. This will be a statewide requirement in 2014. Also, if you apply fertilizers in Duval County, you are required to have GI-BMP certi cation. This training class hosted by Whats New Cont on pg 5 Recently we received a photo from Andrew Van Ohlen, J GS15 CIV USA USCENTCOM USAARGENT from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait showing him holding up a copy of The CreekLine. Van Ohlen is a member of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church and is stationed in Kuwait as a director of nancial operations for the services. He received the copy of The CreekLine included in a comfort package sent by Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council as part of their Operation Patriotism mission. The Knights regularly send comfort packages to those actively serving in the military from San Juan Del Rio parish. The CreekLine is read around the world STOP IN AND LEARN ABOUT MAKING Our in-house Healthy Eating Specialist can show you how to make simple changes for lifelong health and enrich your wellness journey through cooking classes, food demonstrations and one-on-one consultations. Visit our Health Starts Here Center today and learn to take charge, eat well and feel great. valid at whole foods market jacksonville only. not valid with any other offer or tm discount card. not redeemable for cash or gift cards. limit one coupon per customer. no copies, duplications or facsimiles will be accepted. 10601 SAN JOSE BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257 (904) 2881100$10 off any $50 purchase of groceries PLU 30675 VALID UNTIL JANUARY 31, 201210601 SAN JOSE BOULEVARD JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/jacksonvilleHEALTHY CHOICESTHROUGHOUT YOUR DAY. Copies of online coupons are not accepted.

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Page 4, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com (may be based on income) SCRAPBOOK 12276 San Jose Blvd Suite 701 Jacksonville, FL 32223 www.enchantedscrapbook.com (904) 647-6772 Come Scrap Your Stories! W e can help you preserve your memories! From the beginner to the advanced scrapbooker, we have what you need! Located in the heart of Mandarin on San Jose Blvd just north of the Julington Creek Bridge. Bring in this ad for 5% OFF your entire purchase The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff The New Year is always an exciting time. On New Years Eve we celebrate to either put a not-so-good year to rest or to count our blessings for a good year now passing. In both cases we welcome the next 12 months with eager anticipation that it will be lled with good things for us, our family and friends. I am particularly looking forward to 2012 and the continuation of some exciting and rather dramatic changes that have been implemented for your St. Johns County Sheri s o ce. Every generation of law enforcement professionals has faced unique challenges and yet used those challenges to substantially improve their organizations and the quality of the services they provide. The depression of the 1930s, the civil rights era of the 1960s, the antiwar and anti-police environment of the 1970s and the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s all resulted in historic changes in the training, equipment and tactics we use to enforce the law and protect the public. In St. Johns County we now face another historic challenge. We must continue to provide premium law enforcement and public safety services in an environment of rapid population increases and revenue stream decreases. Thankfully at the SJSO we have a workforce of intelligent, hardworking people who have the creative energy to seek out innovative ways to address this mandate. As a result we have implemented a comprehensive change in the organization of the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce. There is a growing consensus that law enforcement can best control crime and provide the needed public safety services by being aware of identi able risks such as criminal hot spots, repeat victims and frequent o enders within a given geographical area, as discussed a couple of months ago in a column titled Intelligence Led Policing. This is a very di cult task in a county as large as ours and given that fact our o ce is solely responsible for all areas outside the Cities of St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach which have their own police departments. Our plan has reduced the size of the geographical areas for which assigned deputies, sergeants and lieutenants are responsible and created a new streamlined command sta to lead them. The county has been divided into two regions each overseen by a Regional Chief. Each region has two districts commanded by a District Commander. The District Commander could be comparable to a local police chief for the district in which you reside. The four districts have separated the county in the Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and the Southwest. There will be a fth district known as Central designed to perform the myriad additional duties that are critical to public safety such as Investigations, Communications, the SWAT team, Marine and Air Units and other necessary specialized support services for the districts and the two regions. It is my rm belief and desire that this plan will give you the opportunity to participate in the safety of your local area as you get to know patrol deputies, sergeants and lieutenants in your neighborhood and most likely your district commander who will be actively be involved in the local St. Johns County community where you live. This will be community policing at its best enhanced by the latest technology and best law enforcement support systems available today. As always I thank you for your support of the SJSO and welcome your comments and suggestions. My email address is dshoar@sjso.org. Sheri Shoar appointed Tommy Aman as the North Regional Chief during the recent reorganization of the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce. The geographical responsibility includes everything north of State Road 16 as well as the entire NW section of the county. Aman has worked his way up through the ranks since he began with the Sheri s O ce in 1987 as a patrol deputy. Brian Lee was selected as the NW District Commander which he considered an honor to be appointed this year by Sheri Shoar. Lee began with the Sheri s O ce as a patrol deputy in October 1986 and he recently re ected on that time at the age of 20, I was on my rst day on the job as a Deputy Sheri backed into a driveway north of Orangedale on State Road 13 thinking, what have I got myself into? That thought did not last long, as I was quickly dispatched to my rst call and launched into an exciting and diverse career as a law enforcement o cer. The citizens of NW St. Johns County taught me many lessons, most importantly the value of community relationships and public trust. I have valued that through my career in many different functions as a law enforcement o cer. The evolution of services provided by the Sheri s O ce today is summed up in our agency mission statement of Taking Care of People. Meet your new Sheri s O ce NW Regional Chief and District CommanderLee continued, NW St. Johns County today is a very diverse community that crosses most all social and economical lines. Our residential, educational and business communities have a low crime rate and an exceptional quality of life. Our responsibility as a Sheri s O ce is to serve with all aspects of our communities to maintain a safe and secure environment. On the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., the NW Sheri s Advisory Council (ShAdCo) meets at the NW District Sheri s O ce, located in the County Annex at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard (o Race Track Road). This is an opportunity for the citizens to gain a better understanding of the services provided by the Sheri s O ce as well as receive a monthly briefing from sta on the activities of the agency in the NW District. The Sheri s O ce can be contacted by calling the nonemergency number 824-8304 or by visiting www.sjso.org. For emergencies contact 911. You can contact Commander Lee by contacting 209-1451 or bclee@ sjso.org and you can reach Chief Aman at 209-1951 or taman@sjso.org. We look forward to serving you.Re-organization Brian Lee Tommy Aman

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. 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 3000 Hartley Road, Suite 7Jacksonville FL 32257904.260.3812 www.reburkecpa.com The CPA Never Underestimate the ValueRobert E. Burke, CPA Buy A Business John SerbCertied Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Condential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation As we begin a brand new year, many adventures await the St. Johns County School District. The Florida Legislature is in session beginning January 10, which always brings a certain amount of trepidation. Increasingly, the Legislature has removed local control and has dictated how our students are taught, how our teachers are evaluated and, beginning in 2014, how much we can pay them. Whenever legislators are in Tallahassee, we hold our breath and pray that they will not impose even greater requirements and mandates upon us. In light of that, our district has formed a team of business, community and educational leaders to help us in uence what our legislators enact. The CARE Team, Citizens Action Regarding Education, was recommended by the Policy and Finance action team of the strategic plan initiative. The goal is to educate and build advocacy partners to assist the district when legislation is proposed that a ects our district. Under the leadership of Beth Sweeny, coordinator for governmental relations, the group held its rst meeting on December 15, 2011. It will work in conjunction with 50th No More to provide support and advocacy for our district. I am very grateful for those who are stepping forward to assist us in continuing to provide the very high quality of education that our students have enjoyed for so many years. On December 5, the School Board celebrated the o cial groundbreaking for the new elementary school being constructed near the Palencia community. The Mill Creek Elementary Chorus was on hand to provide entertainment, as well as several community members whose children will attend the new school. At the groundbreaking, Dr. Joseph Joyner announced that Don Campbell, current principal at Wards Creek Elementary, will be the principal of elementary L. In January, the process for selecting teachers will be announced. Campbell will also begin to work with parents to give recommendations to the School Board for the name for the new school as well as to begin the process of selecting the mascot and colors. It is always an exciting time when a new school opens, and I anticipate this will be a smooth transition under Mr. Campbells leadership. With the construction of this school, our district will face the reality of almost total lack of new funds for school construction. Historically, the money for new construction has come primarily from a 2 mil levy on local property tax. Three years ago, the Legislature removed 0.25 mil of that money and transferred it to the general operating fund so that it could not be said that they had reduced funding for public education. The next year, they move an additional 0.25 mil from the capital levy to the general portion of the budget. Coupled with vastly declining property values, the yield on the current 1.5 mils is greatly reduced. In addition, PECO (Public Education Capital Outlay) dollars, which are generated from a communications tax, have almost dried up. The funds that remained were shifted entirely in the last legislative session to universities and charter schools. The result of all this is that our district has almost no money to build schools. We are appealing to the Legislature to again allow our board to replace the 0.25 mil that it moved from the capital budget to the general fund in order to generate the necessary funds to build the schools needed by our evergrowing student population. I wish everyone a very prosperous and blessed New Year. Thank you for your continued support of public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12. .us. Whats New Cont from pg 3the University of Florida, IFAS is for you: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Extension O ce, Wind Mitigation and Resource Conservation Building, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. The cost of the class is $25 which includes lunch and all materials. Pre-registration is required by January 24. Please call 209-0430 for registration and additional information.The 19th annual RSVP Gala Chocolate and Beyond will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, Building C in St. Augustine. A parade of savory delicacies including chocolate, desserts and other fare will be available from many of the areas nest restaurants and specialty shops. Live and silent auctions, ra e and contests will also be part of this exciting event. Chocolate and Beyond is hosted by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of St. Johns County and all proceeds bene t the program. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at Whetstones Chocolates and Cold Cow Ice Cream in St. Augustine or by calling 547-3945. JCP Singles Network is for singles 40s and up who are single, divorced, widowed looking to make new friends! This network originally formed in 2005 and we are looking forward to starting back up and continuing on. Its a great way to meet people, make new friendships and network. If you are interested in joining us and would like more information please email klandrum @ comcast.net. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Thursday, January 19 and Thursday, January 26 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 827-6960. Winter has arrived in St. Augustine! Winter Wonderland kicks o the 22nd anniversary for Betty Gri n House on Saturday January 28, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Sawgrass Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach. This dazzling event is sure to be an amazing night with silent auction items, including gift certi cates to some of your favorite local restaurants. Entertainment from the Ron Perry Connection, playing a variety of music from classic rock, current hits, acoustic music and even dance hits! Fermin Spanish Guitar will entertain during dinner, playing classical Spanish guitar. Its a time relax and have fun after the holiday rush, so gather a group of friends to help support the vital life saving services provided by Betty Gri n House. Dinner will be a mix of bu et food stations including dessert, along with a cash bar. Tickets are just $85 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Dont miss out on this incredible event! Please call Kim Brum eld at 808-8544 to reserve your seats today. NAS Jacksonville Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of each month at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving. For more information, please visit www.nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stay-at-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Mothers with children of all ages are welcome. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead. These business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Our meetings and activities are during the day, when stay-athome moms need support most. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Activities are scheduled for almost every weekday of the month and moms may attend as few or as many activities as they like. Some of the activities we have planned are trips to the zoo, beach/pool days, storytime at the library, and playgroups at members homes and local parks. If you have any questions or would like to get more information to join, please e-mail Jenn at sanmoms@gmail.com, check out our website at http:\\ sanmomsclub.weebly.com or drop into our business meeting. 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. 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. Start 2012 off with a BANG!Call now to reserve YOUR advertising space in The CreekLine287-4913

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Page 6, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com Dr. Gus J. Gari D.D.S. To Schedule an appointment call287-0033 January is a time for fresh starts, and what better way to start the new year than to commit to improving your health. Most resolutions concentrate on weight loss, but committing to these few tips can not only help in shedding the pounds, but also help your overall health. Flossing is one of the most important things you can do for your oral and overall health. The Mayo Clinic states that 65-80% of people have some form of gum disease. The reason is the plaque, which builds up inside the mouth and houses harmful bacteria. To effectively stop the progression of gum disease, you must disrupt this plaque everyday by ossing. As an added benet: a cleaner mouth means less stress, and allows your body to concentrate on other health issues. Dr. Oz, a popular TV medical host, states that ossing 1 time everyday can add 6 years to a persons lifetime. Food is another important part of our lifestyle. Did you know that Yogurt benets the gums in ways that milk and cheese do not? Yogurt contains live bacterial cultures, which are actually good bacteria. Yogurt benets periodontal health, due to the lactic acid it contains. There are other foods that benet better oral health, including: Vitamin C, which is believed to help gum disease due to powerful antioxidants, Vitamin D, which has been found to have anti-inammatory effects and may reduce susceptibility to gum disease, and cranberry juice, which may help gum disease by preventing bacteria from sticking to teeth. (Just be sure to look for the non-sugar version!) Have good oral health by visiting your dentist and checking your teeth and gums this new year. Our team at Dr. Garis Dental Ofce would like to wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year! New Smile Election Time is already upon us! The Florida Presidential Preference Primary Election will be held January 31 and is open to all registered Republicans who will participate in selecting Floridas Republican Presidential nominee. Please see the Elections Information page in this publication for a sample ballot and more information on the Election. A special note to Republican voters in Precincts 101, 105 and 110 your polling places have changed. All Republican voters in these precincts will be receiving a polling place change notice shortly regardYour Vote Counts!By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections, St. Johns Countying the changes for the January election. The change for Precinct 101 was made from the Unity Church to the Julington Creek Annex since the church is no longer available for use as a polling place. The Annex is located directly behind the church on Flora Branch Boulevard. Precinct 105 is a temporary change due to construction at the South Hampton Community Center; voters will vote at the Faith Community Church, located at 3450 County Road 210 West, approximately one mile west of the entrance of South Hampton. Precinct 110, The Convention Center at World Golf Village, was not available January 31, so for the January election, Republican voters will be voting at the Ring Power Corporation, located at 500 World Commerce Parkway. Look for the signs which will direct you to the polling place. Additional Poll Deputies will be available to assist voters to the polling room and provide additional accommodations as needed for this temporary change. Should any of these polling places adversely a ect you and you are unable to vote at your new polling place, please remember there are other choices available for casting your ballot besides voting on election day at the polls. You can always request an absentee ballot or vote early. Very important Update your address before going to vote. Address changes can be made by phone; simply give From the Commissioners DeskBy Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 As we look back on 2011, as a county we have reason to celebrate. Here are a few highlights from 2011: 1) New re union contract negotiated resulting in savings of over $850,000 a year. 2) Communication system upgrade bid comes in $1.5 million below estimate; construction begins in 2012. 3) Major reduction in commercial impact fees and overhaul of transportation rules helps businesses thus strengthening our local economy. 5) Progress continues on the 9B extension, in line with transportation plans for our region. 6) St. Johns County business and community strengths featured in Florida Trends. 7) St. Johns County website overhauled. Now has more information and is easier for residents and businesses to use. Check it out at www. sjc .us. 8) Nocatees bike paths, greenways and pristine 5,000 acre preserve are now open for you to enjoy and explore. 9) Promotion of new Fire Chief, Carl Shanks and a fond farewell to Chief Bobby Hall, who accomplished the conversion to a combined re-EMS system, saving lives and improving outcomes for residents and visitors. 10) Opening the long awaited Pine Island Road Fire Station serving Palencia, Kensington and Walden Chase as well as area businesses and schools. 11) Energy conservation plan resulting in annual savings of over $80,000 a year and eliminated $547,000 in repairs and maintenance cost. 12) School Board and County Commission districts redrawn after 2010 census. Both boards were able to agree on the same boundaries. This is both simpler and more cost e ective for our taxpayers. We can look forward to a few things in 2012: 1) Continued focus on growing our local economy. 2) Improved river access with opening of RiverTown Park along the William Bartram Scenic Highway. 3) Update of St. Johns Countys Fire Services Master Plan with a focus on cost effective delivery of services. I want to thank you for all you do to make St. Johns County a great place to live, work and play. Many of you volunteer at our libraries, parks and ball elds and give generously to support local causes. Government has a role, but our volunteers who outnumber county employees 10 to 1, make it a community. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Commissioner. Please call me at 669-2188 if you have questions or if may be of assistance.Happy New Year!us a call at 823-2238. You can also send us an email at elections@votesjc.com to update your address. The email must include your name, address and date of birth. This is particularly important to voters who have moved into St. Johns County and have not updated their address. Due to the new law, voters who have moved into the county and do not update their address prior to voting are required to vote a provisional ballot. If you are unsure of your registration status, use the Voter Information Lookup icon to check your registration, request an absentee ballot, check the status of your absentee request or locate your polling place. The county redistricting process has been completed and both the County Commission and School Board will again share the same voting districts for the next 10 years. Revised plan J was adopted by both boards and is available for viewing on our website. Changes brought about by the redistricting process will not a ect precincts for the January election. Be sure to check out our new website at www.sjcvotes. us. One of our newest features is the enhanced election night reporting results. You will now be able to watch the precincts as they report in and print reports directly from our website for speci c precincts or candidates. Let your voice be heard at the ballot box. Vote Your Way Absentee, Early or Election Day Heres something we can all toast to: its looking like the New Year will bring continued improvement in our local housing market. A recent article in Builder Magazine put Jacksonville at number four out of eight cities countrywide with the healthiest housing markets of 2012. Builder Magazines annual list factors in housing projections based on projected price appreciation, population growth, income growth and improving employment picture. According to the article, Jacksonville has a strengthening employment picture... Employment is expected to increase 3.2 percent in 2012. With stabilizing home prices already, prices are expected to rise 5 percent next year and housing permits are expected to double. The numbers cited in the article are encouraging: 2011 Building Permit Forecast: 2,284 2012 Building Permit Forecast: 4,363 At Davidson Realty, were seeing a similar positive trend in the housing market. After four years of declining sales and closings, we will end 2011 more than $7 million ahead of 2010 in closings. Its modest growth but its combined Outlook healthier for area housing marketBy Contributing Writer Sherry Davidson, President, Davidson Realty, Inc.with positive trends in pending sales, closings and decreased inventory in Northeast St. Johns County. Recent market statistics from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors showed a more than 30 percent drop in housing inventory in late 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. A continued drop in homes on the market will eventually lead to an increase in prices. Pending sales in fall 2011 are up more than 20 percent over pending sales in the same period in 2010. The average sales prices for single family homes in the following zip codes were: 32092/World Golf Village area: up slightly to $213,300 32095/Palencia area: up slightly to $261,084 32259/Julington Creek area: down slightly to $268,012 32082/Ponte Vedra area: up slightly to $604,325 For additional information, please contact sdavidson@ davidsonrealtyinc.com. The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.comFood for Fines a big success The St. Johns County Public Library System appreciates the continued support of our patrons and was happy to help to give back to the community during the recent holiday season. The Library System accepted non-perishable food items in lieu of overdue library nes from November 14 through December 22, 2011. As of December 14, over 8,850 items had been collected. All food collected was given to the Mental Health Food Closet for distribution to local families and residents in need. For more information, please visit the Librarys website at www.sjcpls.org or contact Library Administration at 827-6925.

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 7 UP-TO-THE-MINUTE WAIT TIMES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Text ER to 23000 for average ER wait times.A 2011/2012 U.S. News Best Hospital. WERE HERE WHEN YOUR FAMILY NEEDS US A 2011/2012 U.S. News Best Hospital. JACKSONVILLESYMPHONYORCHESTRADinnerandtheSymphony Forinfoandtoordertickets, callBillCosnottiat(904)356-0426. Saturday,January14,2012 Luxury Bus Service To and from the Times-Union Center, leaving from St. Johns and Mandarin.Pre-concert DinnerPrix Fixe Dinner at Omni, Bistro Aix or other fine restaurants. Premium Concert Seats $72 per person with dinner Tax and gratuity included. Mayo Clinic Coffee Series Fidelity National Financial Pops SeriesBROADWAY TO HOLLYWOODSteven Reineke, conductor Ashley Brown, soprano Ryan Silverman, tenorSelections from Wicked, Jersey Boys, Singin in the Rain, Star Wars and more. WATCH THESE PAGES FOR FUTURE DINNER AND THE SYMPHONY INFOBallroom With a Twist Mar. 3, 2012 Bond and Beyond Mar. 24, 2012 Cirque de la Symphony Apr. 28, 2012 JaxSymphony.org HOTEL GETAWAYPackage!One night stay at a luxury hotel for two Two premium concert tickets Free parking and more From $169! Call (904) 356-0426 for details. Marions of Mandarin904-262-99819735-2 Old St. Augustine Road(next to Hala Caf)Private setting for all customers. Wig maintenance, products, hats and accessories. Choose a new look for the New Year!New Hair Stylist available, call for appointment.Wig BoutiquePeggy Hawkins, Owner Mean, hateful words. We hear them all the time in the hallway, on TV, even online. But it is hard to get a grasp on how much these insults really a ect other people. Thirty percent of American teens and children are CHS HappeningsThink before you speakBy Rachel Buff, CHS Studentinvolved in bullying. Most common is verbal violence, which can begin as early as elementary school. Perhaps the media has something to do with it, but the increasingly lax view on the impact of cruel words can only be attributed to their prevalence. Negative, rude, unnecessary language is becoming so much a part of our culture that we are largely desensitized to the pain with which it is associated. Many times, the abuse is not intended to cause direct damage. Words like gay, ugly, fat and slut are thrown around so openly, its no wonder the phrases are catching on at a young age. But though the words are not said with particular malice, its hard to not feel hurt by their bitterness. Fed up, several friends and I set out to make a point to the public. As part of a project with the non-pro ts Childrens International Summer Villages and Stand Together, we donned yellow shirts, made yellow posters featuring the slogan Think Before You Speak, covered our mouths with yellow tape and hit the streets of St. Augustine. The positive feedback was remarkable. We walked the city in silent unity, well-received with thumbs-ups, high- ves and occasional hugs. Passing out extra yellow tape further spread the support as people posed with us for photos. With so much encouragement, it was easy to see the widespread e ect bullying does seem to have. If the tacit agreement of countless strangers can prove anything, its that change must be made. The majority of the community does not engage in bullying and the remainder does so mindlessly. Because very few individuals wish to cause intentional harm to others, stamping out verbal abuse can be a relatively easy task. The rst step is recognition, the second step is the spread of awareness and the third step is a consciousness of each word and its potential consequences. Yes, the elimination of bullying is possible. All it takes are a few people willing to stand up, speak out and be a part of something powerful. For additional information, please visit www.jax.cisvusa. org and www.standtogether.tv. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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Other positive accomplishments were hosting town hall meetings with the tax-payers, the adoption of a capital reserve plan/account and the evaluation of the facilities with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure accessibility. In addition, I proposed that the CDD hire a professional rm to perform a salary audit, that we form resident audit and nance committees and I introduced a 20 point plan that could have reduced assessments in the 2012 proposed budget without reducing the level of services. However, we have a lot more to accomplish. This year, I will push to review e ciencies and nd other ways to reduce expenses and/or raise revenues while keeping the same level of service. A great step at continual evaluation and review of how we do business was the suggestion made at the last meeting by Supervisor Brad Nelson. He requested the board of supervisors host a budget workshop in Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Sam Lansdale, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development Districtthe early spring before we start the next budget process and all supervisors agreed. During the next budget process I will propose that the CDD adopt a policy of beginning with the previous years actual numbers then adjusting the budget from that point, rather than beginning the process with the previous years budgeted numbers. As discussed in my last report, our 2011 operating expenses were approximately $302,000 or (6 percent) less than budgeted. That means your CDD if it had better estimated the 2011 operating expenses could have reduced your assessment for that year by about $50 per single family household. Our operating expenses are (in most years) substantially under budget. Yes, it is good that we operated under budget. But I would argue that our budget process should have resulted in more accurate expense and revenue projections. In other words, a surplus is only a surplus if management actions resulted in cost savings after accurate budget projections. Additionally, I believe we could overall reduce the annual single family assessment by about $75, which accounts for about 9 percent of the budget or $500,000, all without changing the level of service or the capital reserve contribution. However, your board of supervisors would have to adopt a policy of reducing budget versus actual variances and require the user-paid services to break even with other cost savings measures. In my opinion, tax money should be used to pay the infrastructure bonds, general overhead and operation/maintenance of the facilities. Any additional services and programs o ered by the CDD should be user-paid and generate su cient revenues to at least cover the extra expenses required to provide such services. Examples include restaurant sales, parties, child care, all teams, all camps, swim lessons, tennis lessons, tness lessons, basketball lessons, skate lessons and any other services provided to select groups. The entire tax base does not receive direct bene t from those extra services as the users do. For example, in the 2012 budget, the Cyber Caf Restaurant has a budgeted loss of $26,549. There are many examples of for-pro t restaurants being able to cover all operating expenses and still generate pro ts and we should be able to cover at least all operational expenses from the Caf Restaurant operation, since we have a captive audience and dont include overhead costs in the calculation. The JCP CDD provides a variety of activities that may interest you this winter. The Biggest Loser Challenge will begin January 15. Group tness classes will feature two Les Mills classes: Body Pump and Body Attack and weekend yoga workshops will begin. A free community health fair will take place on January 21. Thursday night line dancing on wood oors will begin January 19. Come nd out how well you know your signi cant other in our version of The NotSo-Newlywed Valentines social taking place on February 4. Also, the Loggerhead Swim Teams are currently hosting tryouts for the up-coming year. I encourage you to sign up for free e-mail alerts at www.jcpcdd.org to receive e-mail reminders of upcoming events and programs. 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 January 10, 2012 and February 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the JCP Recreation Center. Feel free to contact me day or night via email (SLansdale@jcpcdd.org ) or phone 509-4902. 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.High School grades released in early January show that the St. Johns Coanty School District (SJCSD) continues to be a leader in performance and FCAT scores. The state released high school grades based on 2010-11 FCAT scores, as well as graduation rate, participation and performance in accelerated programs and college readiness skills. Out of the districts seven high schools, two received an A, Nease and Ponte Vedra High Schools. Four received a grade of B, Bartram Trail, Creekside, Pedro Menendez and St. Augustine High Schools and St. Johns Technical High School received an M. I want to congratulate all of our students for their efforts and determination, said Superintendent Joseph Joyner. I am very proud of all of our high schools for their outstanding results. When we look at our success it always comes down to the hard work of our students, quality teachers and dedicated parents and support sta .We are also fortunate to have outstanding leadership through our principals that maintain high expectations for all students. I remain exceptionally proud of sta and students at Bartram Trail, Creekside, Pedro Menendez and St. Augustine High Schools, he added. All of them earned enough points to receive an A, but automatic triggers placed in subpopulations of students caused these four schools to receive a B grade. St. Johns Technical High School received an M which signi es maintaining standards. St. Johns Technical High School is designated as an alternative school which observes a di erent rating system than traditional high schools. Improvement in reading and math gains for the 2010-11 school year were attributed to this grade. For detailed information on the 2010-11 high school grades, please visit http:// schoolgrades. doe.org/. The Palencia Club Sunday, March 11, 2012Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start at 1:30 p.m. $125 per player / $480 per team On-Course contests 4-person Scramble Awards banquet following tournament Only 100 Player Spots Available Visit: www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com/events for more information and registration forms. 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Page 10, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com 904.273.6200|www.pvps.com SIXLOCATIONS:MandarinPonteVedraBeachSouthsideAmeliaIslandRiversideSt.Augustine WereinYourNeighborhood! 108BartramOaksWalkDr.Suite#201 Jacksonville,FL32259 RobertW.Burk,III,MD,FACSNowit'smoreconvenientthanevertomakeanappointment withoneofourprofessionaldoctorsinyourownneighborhood! Ourofficeisconvenient,relaxingandcomfortable,andnow yournextappointmentandconsultationcanbetoo!PVPSoffers treatmentsandconsultationswithDr.RobertW.Burkinouroffice nearyou.CertifiedbytheAmericanBoardofPlasticSurgery, Dr.Burkhasonegoalinmindtoprovidepatientswiththe highestqualityc areinarespectfulanddiscreetmanner. Contactustodaytoscheduleyourtreatmentorconsultation! New Phone Number is 285-ACHE(2243) in the Shoppes of St. Johns OaksAffordable Chiropractic Medicine US 1has moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in the Regions Bank building on A1A 240 Ponte Vedra Park Dr., #150 Does dark chocolate really help prevent breast cancer? Is your risk of getting breast cancer higher if you drink wine? Do implants increase your risk of recurrence if youre diagnosed with cancer and have reconstruction? These and other questions Mark your calendars for January 19Mayo Clinic to host free health forum on breast cancerBy Contributing Writer Cynthia R. Nelson, Mayo Clinicwill be answered when Mayo Clinic hosts a free interactive health forum Empower Yourself Against Breast Cancer on Thursday, January 19 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Julington Creek Plantation Clubhouse, located at 350 Plantation Club Parkway in St. Johns. All area residents are welcome to attend this free event, although advance registration is requested. Sarvam TerKonda, M.D., a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and chair of Mayo Clinics Breast Clinic and Sarah McLaughlin, M.D., a surgeon who specializes in breast cancer, will lead the evenings discussion. In addition to discussing how to lower your risk for breast cancer or if youre a survivor, how to reduce the risk of recurrence, they also will answer all of your general questions about breast cancer, including family history and genetics, as well provide information about the latest techniques for surgery and reconstruction. For more information or to register for the event, please call 953-0770 no later than January 14 as space is limited to 85 participants. Governor Rick Scott has an ongoing mantra: Florida is a low tax state for businesses. That is generally true, except for those businesses choosing to locate in a community development district (CDD). Collectively, CDDs/special taxing districts in Florida levy an average of $1.5 billion in fees every scal year. This is $1.5 billion beyond any state, municipal or county budget. A review of CDD records in St. Johns County shows businesses are proportionally taxed at a much higher level than businesses located in non-CDD areas. In some cases, taxes are double or more when adding in CDD fees. CDD fees are determined by locally chosen CDD boards of directors, not the State of Florida or any county elected body. Commercial property for businesses is often set aside by developers creating new communities seeking amenities for community residents, such as convenient shopping and services within the boundaries of new communities. But, because CDD fees are so high for businesses, often only large, high volume businesses such as chain grocery stores can a ord to be located in CDD commercial locations. Small, independent businesses which may provide a higher level of customer service or special, localized services are often unable to a ord to locate in CDD commercial space. At times, those developers caught with land for future use and sale or land which was not able to be sold prior to the Great Recession are themselves paying high CDD fees to the communities they created. Some business owners complain they were never told about CDD fees prior to signing leases and have huge fee surprises at the end of the year which ultimately cause them to go out of business. That argument could be questioned, since any new business generally performs due diligence before moving into new space and licensed Realtors are supposed to provide full information on all properties and costs prior to signing leases. All businesses in CDD commercial space are subject to CDD fees; there are no traditional tax exemptions which are found in property and sales taxes, such as for churches. While some argue CDD fees are proportioned based on those who can a ord to pay the most, others argue businesses in a fragile economy are sometimes pushed into insolvency by the same fees and the amount of the fees makes a di erence between pro t and loss, resulting in empty storefronts and lack of services for CDD residents. Here is a sample of CDD commercial fees and accompanying St. Johns County property taxes, based on 2011 collections. (Data collected from the St. Johns County Tax Collectors O ce.) Julington Creek Plantation CDD A church 2010 county taxes, $0; CDD fees, $10,760 Commercial land 2010 Fifth of a seriesSome businesses in CDDs pay double or more the normal property tax rateBy J. Bruce Richardsoncounty taxes, $9,329; CDD fees, $30,070 A large chain pharmacy 2010 county taxes, $27,119; CDD fees, $41,855 An automobile tire store 2010 county taxes, $7,200, CDD fees, $18,895 Commercial building 2010 county taxes, $11,276; CDD fees, $42,665 Retail shopping center with a large chain grocery store 2010 county taxes, $86,234; CDD fees, $194,342 Marshall Creek CDD (Palencia) Land held by a developer 2010 county taxes, $29,941; CDD fees, $97,086 A commercial o ce building 2010 county taxes, $17,419; CDD fees, $35,750 Retail space 2010 county taxes, $61,015; CDD fees, $67,500 A bank building 2010 county taxes, $7,190; CDD fees, $6,937 A large chain pharmacy 2010 county taxes, $9,323; CDD fees, $18,525 A bank building 2010 county taxes, $13,227; CDD fees, $11,001 A commercial o ce building 2010 county taxes, $11,593; CDD fees, $50,000 Commercially developed land 2010 county taxes, $23,651; CDD fees, $91,187 Sampson Creek CDD (St. Johns Golf and Country Club) St. Johns Golf and Country Club 222 acres 2010 county taxes, $28,465; CDD fees, $30,960 St. Johns Forest CDD Land for development 2010 county taxes, $2,506; CDD fees, $26,716 Tolomato CDD (Nocatee) Land for development 2010 county taxes, $1,366; CDD fees, $176,554 Commercial o ce building 2010 county taxes, $83,798; CDD fees, $34,927 Commercial land 2010 county taxes, $8,613; CDD fees, $23,285 Commercial shopping center with chain grocery store 2010 county taxes, $105,495; CDD fees, $162,077 High rise condominium building 2010 county taxes, $8,539; CDD fees, $212,969J. Bruce Richardson, a resident of Jacksonville, has created many successful marketing, advertising, public relations, fund-raising and political campaigns. A former newsroom staffer of the late Jacksonville Journal, Mr. Richardson has an educational background in management and nance. Greenbriar Animal Hospital We Celebrate The HumanPet Bond 1004 State Road 13Richard M. Oglesby, D.V.M.Constanze Goricki, Dr.med.vet287-5570 PET GOT BAD BREATH? FEB IS DENTAL MONTH! BOOK EARLY FOR DENTAL SPECIAL! ITS HERE!FINALLY PAIN FREE ...DRUG FREE THERAPY! Reintroduce Your Pet To Activity! UNF Small Business Lunch & Learn Workshop Tuesday, January 24 11:30 am Bartram Trail Branch Library ought about starting your own business but dont know if you have the skills? Some questions to ask yourself are: Are you persistent? Do you have access to the cash needed to start and stay in business? Are you willing to take a chance? is workshop will give an overview of what it takes to start a new business. Are you a...Small Business?Medium Business?Large Business?Use your advertising dollars wisely! Call today!287-4913 The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 11 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 A. Noell, PA-C 13 p p 2 2 2 2 2 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 7 7 9 9 4 Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md Start o a New Year! Going down the checklist for this time of year, the tree and wreaths are back in the attic and the glitter is somewhat vacuumed out of the carpet. All the forbidden food has been removed from the fridge and pantry and has been replaced by fresh fruits and veggies. My next to do on the list is to reline the kitchen shelves with new paper and clean the woodwork but that just doesnt get it! I am bored! I want to do something new, re-invent myself in some way, as my friend puts it. I have been itching to learn more about gardening with owers and herbs. In the past I have just played around with plants, kinda hit or miss in getting things to grow in our neck of the woods. My nice selection of books on these subjects points me in a direction, but I have been losing more of my investment in plants than getting them to actually thrive and grow. Maybe I need to get some professional help, huh? Well, in researching this subject in ole zip code 32259, I nd a wealth of knowledge out there to partake in so to speak! The St. Johns County Extension O ce is a great start. They actually have two new classes starting up in January that you can sign up for right now and they are available for a nominal fee. The rst one is a Landscape Design Class which begins January 18. The class will meet for three consecutive Wednesdays in the wind Mitigation Building located at 3111 Agriculture Center Drive which is o of State Road 16 just down Interstate 95. This would be great if you have a new home or just need to tidy up a tired or boringThe Lifestyle GuruBy Joy Hartleyplanting area. The second class teaches you about growing systems; it covers which seeds are easy to germinate and the proper varieties to grow in this area. This covers both annuals and vegetables that can be gown from seeds. This class meets only one time from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on January 24 at the Extension O ce. The folks who answer the phones over at the Extension O ce are quite helpful and very friendly. They seem to really enjoy what they do. I have called there in the past to ask the Master Gardeners questions on some of my lawn problems. Their phone number is 209-0430. Oh, by the way, if you are really up to the challenge, you can be a Master Gardener! In May they will be taking applications from residents of St. Johns County to complete the intensive horticultural education provided by the University of Florida. It is provided to quali- ed applicants at no charge if the person commits to donating 75 hours of volunteer time back to the Extension Service and its projects. Now this sounds really fun! I have also put some feelers out about the Switzerland Garden Club. I always enjoy the Butter y Garden that they designed and still maintain out in Alpine Groves Park. These gals also put together a fundraiser last fall that bene ted the Corridor Management Council of the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway. They sure put a lot of beautiful handiwork out and about in our community! For more information on the Switzerland Garden Club, please contact Beverly Fleming at Trout Creek Recreation Center at 522-1573. For some January comfort food, I am sharing a recipe I ran into during the holidays. My little southern girl friend, Dorothy Majors out in Cimarrone served this one up and it was a crowd pleaser! Sausage Corn Bread 1 1/3 cups SR Corn Meal 1 17 oz. can cream corn 2 cups grated cheddar 1 lb. bulk sausage 1 onion chopped 2 eggs, beaten cup milk cup veggie oil Brown sausage and onion, drain. Combine eggs, meal, corn, milk and oil. Pour half of batter in dish (10.5 inch skillet or 2 quart baking dish). Sprinkle with meat and cheese, then pour remainder of batter on top. Bake at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes. At long last, locally owned and operated Sun Tire has realized its goal of establishing a brand new store in the rapidly growing Julington Creek area. Along with Sun Tires other eight Jacksonville locations, Dick Erickson, Aaron Wood and their sta couldnt be happier. As a resident of Mandarin, we have worked countless hours securing just the right location to serve the community of Julington Creek, Erickson said. Sun Tire is Jacksonvilles largest locally owned and operated tire company. They also specialize in many automotive needs such as brake service, alignments, suspension repair and oil changes. Long known for its honesty and integrity, Sun Tire employs over 100 Jacksonville residents and has done so for over 30 years. Sun Tires Fast Lane service has become the model for other tire stores in Jacksonville. Committed to excellence, Sun Tire guarantees that new tires are installed in 45 minutes or less, re ecting its commitment to customer service. Sun Tire also supports numerous local charities and encourages their Tire store opens in Julington Creekemployees to do the same. Recently, Sun Tire has contributed to the Creekside High School Booster Club, Julington Creek Baseball, the Historical Society of Orange Park as well as the Semper Fidelis Society. As part of its Grand Opening, Sun Tire encourages all Julington Creek residents to stop by and get acquainted. All customers will receive $14.99 oil changes, $39.99 alignments and a free inspection of their vehicles major systems and tires. Speaking of tires, Sun Tire repairs at tires free of charge. This practice has been in e ect longer than most tire stores have been in Jacksonville. Sun Tires motto of You can depend on us, can be felt all over Jacksonville. Well known for doing the job right the rst time, Sun Tire is proud to become a member of the business community in Julington Creek. We thank you for your kind words, emails and encouraging telephone calls welcoming us to the neighborhood. Look for their ad on page 39 of this issue of The CreekLine. Our thrift shop is need of donations! Winter is typically a slow time for donations and fewer donations equals less money for the participants of our programs. We are hoping that you can help us recruit new donors of gently used merchandise to help our outreach and shelter participants. Maybe you even have a few things in the garage to donate! Our thrift shop uses 100 percent of the proceeds to assist with the shelter and care of abused women and children and it is a key source of revenue for Betty Gri n House. Donating is easy. The Thrift Shoppe located at 445 State Road 13 North in St. Johns is open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, as well as 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday and donations are always accepted during open business hours. The Shoppe accepts all gently used merchandise from books and clothing, to furniture and electronics (for full list, please visit www.bettygri nhouse.org). In the case of large furniture, pickups are available by calling 230-5435. All donations are tax deductible.Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe in need of donationsIf you are talking with a friend or a neighbor, please take a minute and let them know about our need for donations. Or send them an e-mail with a link to our website. With your help we can help our participants and keep the spirit of the season strong by making our thrift shoppe the destination for shoppers and donors. As a private, nonpro t agency, going into its 21st year, Betty Gri n House provides emergency shelter to abused women, men, and their minor children. Other support services available to shelter residents and non residents include a 24hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, forensic / medical rape exams and legal assistance. Con dential individual and group counseling are available in all parts of St. Johns County including Hastings, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns, St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. For more information visit their web site at www.bettygri nhouse.org. 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Page 12, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com Trout Creek Location at World Golf VillageOVER 45 ACRES OF PLANT MATERIAL WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PLANTS IN STOCK... S J &NURSERY & LANDSCAPING W orld Golf V i G IN GOD WE TRUST TOTAL LANDSCAPES DESIGN & INSTALLATION SODDING & IRRIGATION DEBRIS REMOVAL NEW YEARS SALE! 20% Off Every plant and tree in stock (over 45 acres) ( Our Regular Price or any competitors Regular Price)THE BIGGEST SALE OF PLANT MATERIAL IN FLORIDA CONTRACTORS WELCOME Free Estimate & Consultation! Call Today for a Consultation!904-880-3200Located in the Julington Creek Business Park 12627 San Jose Blvd, Suite 601 Jacksonville, Florida 32223 Visit our website:www.dkbrierycpa.com Tax Tip of the Month 30 + years of serving clients.D.K. Briery, CPA, PLCCertified Public Accountant IRS is imposing a lot more penalties on taxpayers these daysespecially for negligence and tax understatements. However, almost 25% of these penalties levied on individuals for 2010 were abated. Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certied Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D.Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 Continued from the November and December 2011 issues of The CreekLine. Please refer to the prior issues for the beginning of the document. Prior issues of The CreekLine are available online at www.thecreekline.com.Article. II. Section. 1.The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his O ce during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an O ce of Trust or Pro t under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector. The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certi cates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the ve highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; a quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President [Modi- ed by Amendment XII]. The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States. No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the O ce of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that O ce who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty ve Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. In Case of the Removal of the President from O ce, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said O ce, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what O cer shall then act as President, and such O cer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected [Modi ed by Amendment XXV]. The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them. Before he enter on the Execution of his O ce, he shall take the following Oath or A rmation: I do solemnly swear (or a rm) that I will faithfully execute the O ce of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Section. 2.The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal O cer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective O ces, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment. He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other O cers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior O cers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. The President shall have Power to ll up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session. Section. 3. He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Of- cers of the United States. Section. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Of- cers of the United States, shall be removed from O ce on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. Constitution for the United States of AmericaAs a community service, The CreekLine community newspaper will be publishing the Constitution for the Untied States in its entirety over the next several issues. Please check back next month for the continuation. Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!287-4913sales@thecreekline.com High School ShowcaseJanuary 26, 2012 5:30 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m. World Golf Village St. Johns County School Districts annual

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 13 (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics Race Track Blvd.Flora Branch Blvd. 990 Flora Branch Boulevard St. Johns, Florida 32259 www.theacademyatjulingtoncreek.net $50 OFF Winter Special! Make Plans for your 2 and 3 Year Olds!$50 off per week for January and February Full time students only A BEKA CurriculumCharacter Development Please visit our new center and take a personal tour. Marcia Pozin Executive Director 904-230-8200. Located in Mandarin Point Shopping Center Next to Bealls We Know Hair!FOIL SALE$ $Special for old friends or new* Cannot be combined with other specials. January only. No rain checks or credits. Expires 1/31/12 & In a Sunday edition of the local daily newspaper which I was reading in my o ce early the next Monday morning, I spotted a photo that I could not believe I was seeing! Right there was our own Kameron Wright with his Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama! The photo was taken at the annual Army/Navy game the previous Saturday afternoon. I looked at the clock on the wall and called Wrights mom, Julie and said, Did you see the newspaper yesterday? She said, No, to which I retorted, Pour me a cup of co ee I am coming over! I knew she was about to leave for her commute to work and I wanted her to have a copy of the paper to take with her for bragging rights! The Associated Press chose that particular shot with Wright in the foreground to send all around the world; it ran in hundreds of newspapers the morning after the game! Fruit Cove midshipman pictured with PresidentBy Donna KeathleyBill Wright, Kam Wrights dad, smugly said, We knew he would meet his Commander in Chief one day, but we didnt have any idea it would be this soon! The photo was taken at the 112th Army-Navy game in Landover, Maryland, on December 10 as the president sat in the stands with Navy midshipmen. Wright reminded me to state here that the Navy won the game for the 10th year in a row! When Wright was home for his holiday leave, we had a chance to chat about his infamous experience. He stated that he was informed the day before the game that he would be sitting with the president. He was required to write a biography which was used for brie ng the president and vice president before they arrived at the game. He was chosen for the honor because of his rank; he is the Brigade Sergeant Major, a leadership position, which means he is the highest ranking junior in the Naval Academy. The photos were also online on the front page of Yahoo; included in their collection were photos of Wright with Vice President Joseph Biden who was also in attendance. During their visit Biden passed o an honorary vice presidential challenge coin to Wright as part of their formal handshake. I enjoyed chatting with Biden and his wife, stated Wright. They were very likeable. I was also pleased to be sitting with the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, who had awarded me his honorary challenge coin last fall, he added. Wright said these two coins make up a nice collection alongside his rst challenge coin which was presented to him by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta Admiral Michael Miller at a lecture he attended at the academy previously this year. Wright graduated from Nease High School; his family resides in Fruit Cove.The Wright familys collection of photos depicting Kameron Wright at the Army Navy game with President Obama and Vice President Biden. Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 14, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com 101* Julington Creek Annex 725 Flora Branch Blvd St. Johns 102 Fruit Cove Middle School 3180 Race Track Rd St. Johns 103 San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church 1718 State Road 13 N St. Johns 104 Bartram Trail Branch Library 60 Davis Pond Blvd St. Johns 105* Faith Community Church 3450 County Road 210 West, St. Johns 106 Switzerland Community Church 2179 State Road 13 N St. Johns 107 Celebration Lutheran Church 810 Roberts Rd St. Johns 108 Bartram Trail High School 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway St. Johns 109 St. Johns County Fire/Rescue Station 6010 State Road 13 N St. Augustine 110* Ring Power Corporation 500 World Commerce Parkway St. Augustine 111 Sawmill Lake Community Center 225 N Mill View Way Ponte Vedra Beach 112 St. Francis in the Field Church 895 Palm Valley Rd Ponte Vedra *Denotes New or Temporary Precinct Location PRECINCTLOCATION ADDRESS VOTE BY MAILABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Call 904-823-2238 Website: www.sjcvotes.us Send a request by mail Request in person at our oce Last day for requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed is January 25, 2012 HAS YOUR SIGNATURE CHANGED? current at all times, especially if you vote by absentee ballot. the Supervisor must compare the signature on a voters record with the signature on the absentee ballot envelope and the two must match, according to section 101.68 F.S. application, available on-line at www.sjcvotes.us VOTE EARLY Begins : Saturday January 2 1stSaturday and Sunday 9 AM 4 PM M onday Friday 8 AM 5 PME nds : Saturday January 28th 4 PMAll eligible, registered voters may cast their ballot at AN Y Early Voting Site. WHEN VOTING provisional ballot. For your V OTE to Count the OVAL to the l eft of your c hoi c e. EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS: JANUARY 31, 2012 You must be registered with a Political Party to vote in the Partys Primary. OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOTPRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY REPUBLICAN PARTY PRESIDENT(Vote for One)Mi c he l e Ba c hmann Herman Cain Newt G ingri c h Jon Huntsman G ary Johnson Ron Pau l Ri c k Perry Mitt Romney Ri c k Santorum

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 15 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit CovePh: 230.8881 52 Tuscan Way, #202Publix Center at International Golf Dr. and SR 16 Ph: 940.0055 www.maymgt.com MAY Management Services, Inc.Licensed Property ManagementMAY Realty & Resort RentalsLicensed Real Estate Brokerage Our job is to help Boards of Directors successfully manage their Associations The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village Tim HutchisonRegional ManagerJulington Creek Plantation 1637 Racetrack Road #206 St. Johns, Florida 32259904-880-8796New Ofce!Pam Drury Licensed Property ManagerDottie KrinerLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-Kelley, CAMRegional ManagerDiane HartmanLicensed Property ManagerKathy MayeldLicensed Property ManagerDeborah AlleyLicensed Property ManagerLaura QualantoneLicensed Property Manager904-940-1002 ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTEROF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Short days and long nights are perfect for curling up with a good book. Balancing books and ebooks is my goal for this year. I just recently discovered the 39 Clues Rapid Fire ebooks. They are releasing one per day beginning December 25. At the time of publication they will all be available to read at once but this series is only available online. If you havent picked up the 39 Clues series, this is a really fun series to read. The main protagonists, Amy and Dan, are in a race against other branches of their family to nd all 39 clues. Each clue leads them to some place di erent, sending them around the world as well as helping them to learn about famous people and landmarks. A di erent author writes each of the 11 books in the series. Scholastic has an interactive website that goes along with the books. The great part about reading the books now is that all 11 books have been published and you arent left waiting for months to read the next book. They now have a new series, Cahills vs. Vespers which is up to book three of a six book series. This is a great family read. We have lots of copies in the media center if you wanted to get started on this series! Finally vampires truly seem on their way out, at least in the middle school crowd. The most popular genre at this point seems to be the dystopian. I have mentioned it in the past. What I like about this genre is the wide variety of settings so that it seems to me that none are the same. One of the more overlooked dystopian series is Katherine Fishers Incarcerion and Sapphique. I havent read One area of confusion for buyers and sellers is the role real estate licensees have in real estate negotiations. There are three basic options in a real estate transaction that a brokerage rm can assume: no brokerage agreement, transaction broker and single agent. In a no brokerage agreement the agent is simply handling the paperwork of the transaction and cannot represent or negotiate on behalf of the buyer or seller. As a transaction broker, the agent provides limited representation and does not have a duciary relationship Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle Schoolthem but they are now on my to read list and I wonder if there will be a third book. This series lends itself to the more sophisticated reader. Another from this genre that has been repeatedly recommended is Ally Condies Crossed. There is one more for this series that has not yet been released. Readers alert: You need to check out The Inquisitors Apprentice by Chris Moriarty. The setting is New York City and its a mix of cops and magiclooks like it is likely to be the start of a really great series. It is de nitely on my need to read list. Using Guys Lit Wire, a blog I recently discovered, I have another one to add to my to read list. The title and cover alone make you want to pick it up and start reading. Janice Repkas The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco is lled with male middle school humor along with dodgeball in the center target. Community Story Hour is postponed until March when we will pair it with a band concert. Keep an eye out for the details in the next issue of The CreekLine. We hope to have the re department join us. We had so much fun a few years ago when they brought one of their engines to PBMS.Explaining agency representing people vs. paperBy Contributing Writer Denise Bash, Realtor, Prudential Network Realtywith the buyer or seller. A single agent is working in a duciary capacity and must provide loyalty, con dentiality and obedience to the principal whereas other forms of representation will not. More and more buyers and sellers are looking for full representation from their broker that a single agency provides. As a transaction broker, the buyer or seller is a customer of the agent and has given up their right to undivided loyalty from the licensee. In other words, a transaction broker may not work to the detriment of either party in a real estate transaction, but conversely cannot work to bene t either party either. Many brokers have opted for this limited representation to avoid legal responsibility. The highest degree of accountability comes with single agency. As a single agent, the broker has a duciary relationship and owes complete allegiance to the buyer or seller, who is then referred to as a principal or client. This means that the single agent is not only allowed to work to the bene t of their principal, by law the agent must work to achieve the best terms for their principal. A single agent must provide loyalty, con dentiality and obedience to the principal, whereas other forms of representation do not. More and more buyers and sellers are looking for full representation from their broker that a single agency provides. As our industry evolves and customers continue to demand a higher degree of accountability from their real estate broker, agents are faced with the question of whether they want to represent people or paper and in the end, it is the buyer or seller that will decide if they want to be a principal or a customer. Area Market Update: St. Johns County: All numbers based on an average of sold listing during the past 30-days November 8 December 8, 2011 Number of Houses Sold: 88 List Price: $227,658 Sold Price: $220,458 List Price per Square Foot: $91.89 Sold Price per Square Foot: $89.19 Square Footage: 2396 Days on Market: 146 For additional information, please contact denisebash@ yahoo.com. All branches of the St. Johns County Public Library will be closed:Monday, January 16in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com

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Page 16, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com For Appointment Call904-230-0080 NEW LOCATION! 485 State Road 13Suite 3 (Next to Burger King) Dr. Thomas Lahmannwww.julingtoncreekchiro.com Is Back or Neck Pain Impacting Your Life? 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: MICHAEL BOYER PAINTING, LLC287-2203 Licensed & Insured #ST-5178 LLC 25%Discount on ALL Interior Paint jobs for month of January!Happy New Year! www.bash.listingbook.comDENISE BASH, Realtor, Prudential Network Realty 11576 SAN JOSE Boulevard JACKSONVILLE, FL 32223denisebash@yahoo.com A s your "single agent", I make sure to work and achieve the best terms for You T hinking of Bu y ing or Selling a home ?Call Denise Bash where you will experience the difference ( 904 ) 568-5198 www.lifespanyoga.com 12276 San J ose B l vd. Suite 207 J a c ksonvi ll e F L 3 222 3904-233-6162 The St. Johns County Public Library System is proud to announce that it has chosen Lauren Hillenbrands Unbroken for St. Johns Reads 2012. Unbroken is the story of Louis Zamperini, whose story could have lled many books. A boy on the verge of juvenile delinquency, Zamperini channeled his energy into running, which took him to the 1936 Berlin Olympics and within reach of the four-minute mile. During World War II, his true mettle would show itself, as he endured 43 days lost at sea only to nd himself in a Japanese POW Camp. Unbroken is a book as mesmerizing as it is inspiring, and will appeal to all audiences. From Hillenbrands website: On a May afternoon in On the weekend of September 23-25, 2011, Annual DOCNA National Championships were held. These championships were a combined Western and Eastern Championships (competitors could enter either) which provided an opportunity for more people to enter our national event. The Eastern Championships were hosted by DOCNA with assistance from the Sugar Bush Farm and were held in Stephentown, New York, while the Western Championships were hosted by DOCNA with the assistance Unbroken, a tale of endurance and survival is this years St. Johns Reads book!1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Paci c Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the planes bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. In her long-awaited new book, seven years in the making, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in her blockbuster bestseller, Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a mans journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. This is the seventh year that the Library System has hosted St. Johns Reads. Throughout the month of February, each library location will host a variety of programs and events including book talks, lectures about WWII Liberty Ships, Japanese culture, a POW documentary, genealogy programs, dance lessons and much more. The entire program will wrap up with a spectacular Salute to Veterans Dance at the Council On Aging River House on Sunday, February 26 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., featuring live music by the E.T. Swings the Thing Band. To read Unbroken or to learn more about St. Johns Reads, please contact your local library or visit our website at www.sjcpls.org. Mandarin resident wins National Agility titleof Zippity Do Dogs and were held in Grand Junction, Colorado. Each of the locations o ered the following events as are run on a normal DOCNA show weekend: Traditional Gamblers, Strategic Time Gamble, Snakes `N Ladders and Trigility. The scoring and placements for these events were regional (not combined with the other location). Recently located to Mandarin from Grand Junction Colorado, Pamela Wiltgen of Far-Fetched Tales won the National Agility title for the seventh time. Wiltgen operates a dog-training business, not limited to the sport of agility, but also dealing with behavior problems, basic obedience, puppy kindergarten and obedience. Florida is now her home. Two di erent entities are involved in her e orts of working with dogs. First is the FarFetched Tales, which o ers agility training but also works with various breeds of dog training obedience, problem solving, puppy kindergarten, seminars and public speaking. Just newly added is the o ering of CGC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator recognized by AKC. The second entity is Labor of Love Therapy Dogs, where she emphasizes dog/human contact to bring exceptional bonds between challenged people and dogs. Therapy dogs help people primarily in emotional ways, boosting morale, alleviating depression and helping brighten what might otherwise be a routine, lonely and boring day for those who reside in care facilities. Aside from entertainment purposes, dog agility training makes your dog vigorous and alert. Agility training will also allow your dogs to perform obstacles. With this kind of training, dogs can improve coordination through the basic training exercises used to teach jumping and ramp work. More importantly, you and your dog will build a better bond. This training teamwork nurtures a good communication between the pet owner and the dog which improves their working relationship. Running your dog in your own backyard over a couple of jumps or through a tunnel is rewarding to both you and your dog. Physical exercise for both owner and dog, bonding with your dog and additional training always bene ts the animal. Please see the Far Fetched Tales ad in this issue of The CreekLine!As temperatures start to decrease this winter, many are looking for ways to stay warm. The United States Fire Administration states that over onethird of Americans use replaces as their homes primary source of heat. According to the most recent statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 25,100 chimney res are responsible for 30 deaths and $126.1 million in property damage on Safety Series: Fireplace SafetyBy Contributing Writer Meghan Bender, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation average each year, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Next time youre ready to warm up next to the replace, remember these safety tips: Always keep the glass open when burning a re, this will allow air to be pulled up and cool the chimney Keep the re place screen closed when burning a re to prevent sparks from ying onto the carpet Keep stacked rewood outdoors and at least 30 feet away from building structures Never use ammable liquids to start a re Store ashes away in a metal container and store them away from combustibles and wood oors Do not leave a re unattended and make sure the re is completely put out before leaving the room Keep the roof and chimney clear of hanging branches, leaves, pine needles and other debris Fireplace res should be burned for a short-duration of time and never longer than ve hours Never use a vacuum to clean up ashes because live coals could potentially remain When using your re place, open a window to prevent the room from becoming smoky These safety tips are brought to you as part of the prevention and education mission of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, January 23 7 pmThis month is a Readers Choice selection. Bring in one of your favorite reads to share with the group! New members are always welcome!

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 17 Are breast implants really safe? My mother/sister/ cousin had breast cancer. Do I need genetic testing? Can a daily glass of wine lower my risk of breast cancer?When should I have reconstruction? What options do I have?Will a double mastectomy mean I cant get breast cancer again?Sarvam TerKonda, M.D. Sarah McLaughlin, M.D.Learn more about the latest in prevention and treatment of breast cancer how to lower your risk, how genetics comes into play, and the latest techniques for surgery and reconstruction. Join members of Mayo Clinics Breast Clinic for an informal yet informational evening thats all about breast cancer. Sarvam TerKonda, M.D. a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and chair of the Breast Clinic, and Sarah McLaughlin, M.D. a surgeon who specializes in breast cancer, lead the evenings discussion and provide tips you can trust. They will answer questions about risk, family history and genetics, recurrence and more. Space is limited. RSVP requested by Jan. 14 to (904) 953-0770.Thursday, Jan. 19 7 8:30 p.m. At the Plantation Clubhouse Julington Creek Plantation Club 350 Plantation Club Parkway St. Johns, FL 32259 Refreshments provided RSVP by Jan. 14 (904) 953-0770 Get answers to your questions about breast cancer. Ask our breast cancer specialists at a free forum on Jan. 19 at Julington Creek Plantation Club.

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Page 18, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com 108 Bartram Oaks WalkLocated inside the Spa and Salon at Bartram Walk.899-1234www.hairbycarl.comCarl Slack Start the New Year with a New Style! Lindell & Farson, P.A.Attorneys At LawConveniently Located in South Mandarin 12276 San Jose Blvd., Suite 126 Jacksonville, FL 32223-8630904-880-4000 www.lindellfarson.com J. Michael Lindell, Esq.James A. Farson, Esq.Roger K. Gannam, Esq. R. Howard Walton, Esq. Automobile, Motorcycle & Trucking Accidents, Insurance Disputes, & Wrongful Death Complex Business, Real Estate, & Construction Disputes LINDELL &FARSON Lindell & Farson, P.A. 904-880-4000 Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center 350 Plantation Club Parkway, St. Johns, FL 32259(904) 821-3630 Saturday, January 21st 11am until 2pmat the Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center FREEOpen to the Public!Free Medical Screenings Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a $200 Kindle Fire Sa mples & Giveaways Valuable Health Information Free Childcare Come Rain or ShineExhibitors include: AAA Allergy & Asthma Specialists of North Florida Avecina Medical CVS Minute Clinic CVS Pharmacy Edible Arrangements Go Pro Tennis Julington Creek Academy of Martial Arts Mass Mutual Financial Design Associates OnStar Entertainment Pinnacle Physical Therapy & Sports Performance South Mandarin Chiropractic Weaver & Stratton Pediatric Dentistry American Red Cross Baptist Medical Center South SAFE Pet Rescue of NE Florida St. Johns County Sheris Oce The Blood Alliance And more! Switzerland Point Middle School students and school community have rallied around SPMS teacher Connie Van Winkles three year old granddaughter Roxie, who was recently diagnosed with a very serious form of cancer, by raising money with Pajama Bottom Day and Hat Day. Students could participate by donating $1 each to wear either pajama bottoms or hats to school. According to SPMS teacher Dotti Anagnostou, Its unbelievable the amount of money that they donated! Kids came in and gave $5 or $10 of their own money. Weve raised about $2,000 to go towards Roxies impending medical bills. Please visit the website http://teamroxie.weebly.com/ to learn more about this familys story. Newcomers of North St. Johns collected 123 childrens books and one DVD at their recent holiday meeting/luncheon. The books and DVD are being donated to our St. Johns County Public Library who need new childrens books because of budget cuts. Looking through some selections are Kathi Anthony, Jessica Dupres, Flo Mead, Judy Kinnecom and Toni Siriani. (Special thanks to Toni Siriani who delivered everything to the library!) Welcome to 2012! The LPA PTO would like to welcome all students and sta back to school! We hope you all had a fun, yet relaxing, winter break and are ready to tackle the second half of the academic year. We would also like to thank everyone for all of your support, so far, during this school year. We could not support LPA and all of its students and sta without you. But its not over yet! Please read on and join us in the many exciting events that we have planned during the next several weeks. We look forward to seeing you there, and have a safe, healthy and happy 2012. The Epic Adventure begins at LPA! Our annual Boosterthon Fundraiser begins January 30, 2012 and concludes on February 8, 2012 with the EPIC Fun Run. This year Boosterthon is going with an islandinspired theme that is all about teamwork. Robert Walker sums it up best, We are all on teamsa sports team, a family or a class. We feel that it is vitally important for students to grow character by being excellent team members. We want to speci cally focus on growing teams inside the classroom. The word EPIC is an acronym for: EEncourage Team members build each other up with their words and never tear anyone down. PPlay Its important for teams to exercise and play together outside, building friendships on the playground and in the neighborhood. IInvite Sometimes people may be outsiders or feel excluded from the group. Start 2012 off with a BANG!Call now to reserve YOUR advertising space in The CreekLine287-4913 Newcomers hold book drive January at Liberty Pines AcademyBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, LPA PTOGreat teams see others on the sidelines and invite them into the group. CCelebrate Celebrating others victories is so important. Team members are not jealous of others successes; they celebrate with them and should applaud everyones accomplishments. More information will be coming home with students. If you have any questions please contact Catherine Schwarz at catherine@k-schwarz.com or Michelle Cardinal at mcardinal@sjgcc.com. The Boosterthon Fun Run was one of LPAs most successful fundraisers for the 2010 2011 school year! Lets see if this year can be even more EPIC! Coming up in February: Come out and join us for a Family Fun Night on February 17. There will be crafts (Valentines Day), food and drinks. Watch for more details in the weeks to come on our website or in your childs folder.Meet Team Roxie The CreekLineNW St. Johns Countys ORIGINAL Community Newspaper886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 19 APPOINTMENT904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COMCALL OR VISITUS ONLINE TO ANSCHEDULE San Jose Blvd. SR 13Bartam Walk Race Track RoadLOCATED ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 Bartram Trail Dance Team Captain Megan McCormick and Co-Captains Nicole Leo and Kimberly King certainly had a memorable Thanksgivingthey traveled to New York City and participated in the nationally televised 85th annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade! These members of the three-time national champion Bartram Trail Dance Team were invited by Spirit of America Productions to perform a varsity spirit routine with 700 other high school girls from across the United States. McCormick, Leo and King, all seniors at BTHS, attended a summer dance camp prior to being selected for participation in the parade. The girls have been preparing for this event for about two months prior to the event. The mothers of all three of the girls, plus some other family members, were able to travel north to see their daughters perform. According to Kimberly Kings mother Deneen King, the entire week that they were in New York City, the weather was mild for the time of the year The holiday season often brings out the generous side of communities and that was clearly evident most recently at Hickory Creek Elementary! Students had the opportu-Bringing joy into the lives of those less fortunateBy Contributing Writer Torrey Ford, Fourth Grade Teacher, Hickory Creek Elementarynity to participate in Operation JOY, which provided gifts and necessities for over 340 homeless men, women, children and families currently residing at the I.M. Sulzbacher Center. Students lled shoeboxes with a variety of Christmas gifts for the children, including games, art supplies, books and playing cards. Warm blankets, jackets, clothing and all kinds of toiletries were also collected and donated to the residents. Over 21 shipping boxes were packed with donations to help serve the homeless community. What a tremendous showing of character at Hickory Creek!Local dancers celebrate the season in the Macys Thanksgiving Day ParadeBy Martie Thompsonand was perfect for a parade: sunny with temperatures in the in the 50s. We were all on the sidewalk by 6:00 a.m. for a front row seat and the girls paraded by about 10:30 a.m., shared Deneen King. Outside of rehearsals, the dance team members had the opportunity to have some fun in New York City, going on a Statue of Liberty harbor cruise, seeing a Broadway play and viewing the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall featuring the Rockettes. They also had a surprise invitation to Rockefeller Center to attend the pre-recorded NBC Tree Lighting Show featuring Justin Bieber, Usher, Busta Rhymes and Tony Bennett. It was a magical beginning to a holiday season that these three local dancers wont soon forget! The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.com Obstacles are the things we see when we take our eyes off ourgoals.~Zig Ziglar

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Page 20, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com WhenInnovation AndTradition Come Together, Educational Excellence Is Taken To A Whole New Level WhenInnovation AndTradition Come Together, Educational Excellence Is Taken To A Whole New Level Smart Boards provide 21st century learning experience Skyping provides global connectiveness, expanding the classroom beyond the walls of the school Students learn to create digital work portfolios and use cutting edge technology Breakout sessions promote small group discussions and improve comprehensionB i l i n g u a l e d u c a t i o n s t i m u l a t e s b r a i n d e v e l o p m e n tNow accepting applications for the 2012 school yearFinancial assistance and the LIFT tuition grant are availableFor more information or to schedule a tour, call 904-268-4200, ext. 147Visit us in Mandarin or online at www.mjgds.org 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 Congratulation to the Zone Cheer All-Stars, who kicked off the 2010-2011 competitive season with three rst place trophies for their Youth, Junior and Hip-Hop teams and a second place trophy for their Senior team at the Worldwide Spirit Association Cheer and Dance Competition held December 10 in Jacksonvilles Veterans Memorial Arena. The Zone cheerleaders and dancers, who come from several local schools including Bartram Trail, Fruit Cove, Landrum, Mill Creek, Nease, Pacetti Bay, Pedro Menendez, Ponte Vedra, Sebastian, St. Augustine, Switzerland Point, Timberlin Creek and Wards Creek, hope to enjoy similar success at the upcoming State competition, to be held in Daytona Beach on January 13 -14, followed by three national competitions held in Walt Disney World, Atlanta, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now that the fun of winter break is over and the New Year has started, the school week every student and teacher hates most has arrived: Midterm week. Back in what most students consider the good old days, midterm exams were held before winter break so the students could relax and enjoy their holiday, then start a brand new semester in January. But unfortunately times have changed and they are now held the week after students return from break. The reason for the change is because several years ago, a new state law was passed stating that school could not start more than 14 days before Labor Day. Thus, the rst day of school had to be scheduled for later in the month of August, which doesnt give teachers enough time to cover everything in the curriculum leading up to a midterm exam before break. Midterm exams are the last grade for the semester, which often meant there was no homework over the holidays. Now that theyre held later, students have to spend their break preparing for them by doing more homework. Then, after two weeks of stu ng themselves full of Christmas treats and having a blast with their families, friends and gifts, theyre expected to cram for seven huge tests in one week. Oh, and did I mention those tests are 20 percent of the semester grade? I believe that the high school midterm exam is a bit o considering the fact that now, students must kick their brain back into school gear as soon as they return from vacation, says Kelly Boyer, BTHS sophomore. This is the worst time to put examsIt would be best to put them before break. The light in the tunnel is that BTHS has exam procedures Baptist Healths Hill Breast Center has received three-year accreditation in breast ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a picture of the internal structures of the breast. Ultrasound is one of the imaging tools that physicians use to help diagnose and treat medical conditions. ACR accreditation represents the highest level of image quality, patient safety, personnel quali cations and equipment. It is awarded after a peer-review evaluation by board-certi ed physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the eld. The ACR is a national pro-BTHS HappeningsMidterm madness By Devyn Fussman, BTHS Studentto help make the week a bit less stressful. For starters, students only have to take two exams a day and get to ride the bus home at 1:00 p.m. and upperclassmen who drive can leave even earlier. That way they can go home early and have more time to study for the next days exams. It also helps them plan out which days should be used to study which subject. Theres also a designated make-up day for students who are absent on an exam day. We can only hope that in the future the exam schedule will change back to the way it used to be when they were held before break. Because I think most students would agree that cramming and stressing are not exactly the best ways to kick o the New Year.Hill Breast Center is awarded three-year accreditation in breast ultrasoundfessional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/ interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists, with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services. This is the just latest ACR accreditation for imaging modalities provided at Baptist Health locations: Baptist Medical Center Beaches and Baptist Medical Center South also are ACRaccredited in ultrasound. All of Baptist Healths adult hospitals Baptist Downtown, Baptist South, Baptist Beaches and Baptist Nassau are ACRaccredited in nuclear imaging, Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and mammography. Wolfson Childrens Hospital is ACR-accredited in CT and nuclear medicine. Additionally, the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) recently renewed accreditation of the Vascular Laboratory within the Ultrasound Department at Baptist Downtown. This recognition is speci cally for high quality in extracranial cerebrovascular ultrasound and peripheral arterial ultrasound. Baptist Beaches also holds the ICAVL recognition. Accreditation is an assurance to patients and their families that the services they are receiving are being provided to the highest standards, by a sta dedicated to continually maintaining the highest possible quality. New Years Advertising Resolutions: Keep your name in the forefront by advertising in The CreekLine! Save with our multi issue discount plans! Take advantage of our affordable rates!Happy 2012 from The CreekLine!Linda Gay 287-4913sales@thecreekline.com Champion cheerleaders!

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Thus, once Carnival festivities begin, they continue until peaking on Mardi Gras Day or Informed Families/ The Florida Family Partnership (I.F.) announced that 12-yearold Zachary Morris, a sixth-grade student at Fruit Cove Middle School, won the 26th annual Red Ribbon Weeks contest Its Up to Me to be Drug Free. The nations oldest and largest drug prevention campaign reaches more than 6,000 schools throughout Florida every year and 80 million people nationwide. As schools across Florida celebrated Red Ribbon Week this year, our new contest helped students take the message home, said Peggy Sapp, I.F.s president and CEO. By entering the contest and decorating their homes together, families carried the message to their communities. Students from throughout the state entered the contest by decorating their homes together with their parents mailboxes, front doors and fences. Parents uploaded photos to I.F.s website and Facebook page, then friends and family voted and the entries with the most votes won (throughout six regions in Florida). The $1,000 gift to our school from Informed Families comes at a crucial time and we are very appreciative at Fruit Cove Middle School, said FCMS Principal Steve McCormick. Morriss mother, Elisa Morris, adds: This really encouraged parent involvement and created the opportunity to have this dialogue at home about such an important issue for families. Parents from throughout our neighborhood were also informed and the message spread everywhere. Both of our kids have birthdays this month, so its great. Morriss eight-year-old sister, Gabby, also worked on the project with her brother and their parents. Informed Families is very grateful to all who participated in this years contest, adds Sapp. We received so many wonderful entries from across the state and an outpouring of support with over 22,000 votes in during the two-week voting period. We are so happy for the winning families who will receive an iPad2 for themselves and $1,000 for their school. The winning entries are online at www.informedfamilies. org. The United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) was a national partner again this year for Red Ribbon Week. SAMHSA was honored to continue being part of this Visit Lake Charles for Mardi Gras By Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comFat Tuesday. Thats the last day of feasting before Lenten fasting. Whew! Mardi Gras is legendary in Louisiana; that Tuesday is honestly a state holiday. I recently visited Lake Charles in southwest Louisiana which proudly hosts the second largest Mardi Gras after New Orleans. The city presents activities in a family-friendly manner; no Bourbon Street frolicking here, but make no mistake: Lake Charles celebrates with full strength enthusiasm. Glittering balls, huge oats, parades sponsored by krewes (social clubs who foot the expense) and costumed riders who throw beads and other trinkets to parade watchers. Many of the residents in this area are Cajuns, descendents of the French-speaking, Catholic Acadians of Eastern Canada. During the mid-1700s, the Acadians refused to swear allegiance to the British crown and were deported. The king of Spain o ered them land grants in the Louisiana Territory sadly these were more like alligator- lled swamps and barren prairies. But, the folks thrived and became known as Cajuns: the shortened form of Arcadian accented with a southern drawlCajun. Many Louisiana foods have French roots and foreign sounding names, such as po boys, etou ee, mu alata, gumbo, andouille sausage, cracklins and boudin. You can follow the Boudin Trail in the Lake Charles area to taste the specialtya mixture of sausage and rice enclosed in natural casing. Boudin is usually made in Momand Poptype shops using a secret family recipe. The spicy snack can be a bit messy and a little awkward, but a lot delicious. If you visit Lake Charles, make sure to include the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu. Six rooms are lled with spectacular sequins and feather costumes (the largest display in the world), animated characters and video displays which help explain the annual event. If youve never experienced Mardi Gras, Lake Charles is likely the best place to begin.If you go: www.VisitLakeCharles.orgFCMS student wins Red Ribbon Week 2011 contest e ort for many years and we hope together we will continue to reach more audiences to prevent substance abuse within our families, schools and communities, said Frances Harding of SAMHSA. Also partnering was the DEA: Participating in Red Ribbon Week each year shows you care about having a healthy body and a clear mind free of drugs, said Michele M. Leonhart, administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. Take the pledge, because its up to you and me to be drug free! Photos courtesy of www.bylandersea.comWant to take the guesswork out of Advertising?Our professional staff will bend over backwards to help you develop an advertising campaign just right for your business!The CreekLineContact Linda Gaysales@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 23 Dr. Mabus ofce is conveniently located in the Johns Creek Shopping Center. She is a graduate of the St. Vincents Family Medicine residency program and is looking forward to caring for her new Fruit Cove neighbors. Her ofce offers medical care for: Procedures and screenings: To schedule an appointment call: (904) 450-8120Same day appointments available. Dr. Mabus ofce is located at: St. Vincents Primary Care Johns Creek Shopping Center 2851 CR 210 W., Ste. 122 St. Johns, FL 32259St. Vincents Primary Care would like to welcome Allison Mabus, MD, to our St. Vincents HealthCare family. 50% OFF Your Pets First Exam with Dr. Silverness( 1st Time Clients Only )Not valid with any other oer. Expires 6/31/12 FREE BOARDING Book 2 Nights at our Resort and 3rd Night is FREE! (1st Time Boarders Only)Not valid with any other oer. Expires 6/31/12 Ann Silverness, DVM,CCRTMandarin Landing Animal Hospital & Pet Resort3003 Hartley Road Jacksonville, FL 32257 904-268-0477www.mandarinlandingah.comDoes your pet have bad breath? Conveniently located one block North of I-295 and San Jose Blvd.Remember February is Pet Dental Month 10% OFF Cleanings Local charitable organization JCP CARES recently concluded its fth annual Giving Tree program, representing the wish-list of 32 St. Johns County charities hard hit by recession and a wave of budget cuts. Tagged giving trees were located throughout the county, including all county libraries. Partnering with more than 60 community groups and businesses, JCP CARES raised more than $30,000 in charitable donations. Despite the uncertain economy, residents responded to this years program generously, with donations up more than 35 percent over the previous year. After JCP CARES volunteers collected the gifts, Seniors on a Mission and the Creekside girls lacrosse team made sure that all the gifts were catalogued and items that were still needed were purchased with the very generous donation made by the Bank of St. Augustine employees and customers. Lisa Urbanek took the lead in a related program that ensures that the more than 300 children within the St. Johns County Homeless Program receive a new age-appropriate book. Our missionUniting the community through helping others in need was indeed accomplished. The JCP CARES organization operates year-round, with each quarter focused upon one of the following four categories: Children; Animals and Environment; Seniors and Medical; and Homeless and Abuse. A sample of worthy recipients include Pediatric Hospice, St. Augustine Wild Reserve, Wags and Whiskers, St. Francis House, Good Samaritan Health Clinics, Council on Aging, Guardian Ad Litem, O.U.R. Community Center of Hastings, DCF, Betty Gri n House and the Homeless Coalition. A list of JCP CARES business and community partners for the Giving Tree program are listed below. A non-pro t organization, JCP CARES has to date generated more than $225,000 in charitable giving and clocked more than 5000 community service hours. It is a grassroots organization that has neither salaries nor overhead. Selected charities receive more than $20 for every $1 spent. If you would like to become involved in 2012, please go to www. jcpcares.org for contact infor-Gift of Giving shows no sign of waning in 2011By Contributing Writer Michelle Busby, JCP CARESmation. Business and Community Partners: St. Johns County Libraries JCP CDD Recreation Center May Management Publix Stores UPS Store (SR13) Bank of St. Augustine Atlantic Coast Bank BB&T Banks VyStar Banks BBVA Compass Bank Florida Capital Bank Champions Golf Club St. Johns and Coastal St. Johns Rotary Clubs The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Great Clips Resurrection Episcopal Church Kenworth Trucking Capelli Salon Doodle Doos Pinch-a-Penny Julington Creek Chiropractic Panache Salon and Spa Starbucks Kinder Care Flagler College The Academy at Julington Creek The Goddard School Bartram Trail High School Interact Club Creekside Junior Ladies Club Creekside girls lacrosse teamCreekside Tri M Honor SocietyJulington Creek Plantation tennis teams JCP Moms Club Bartram Trail NewcomersJCP CARES volunteers sort presents from the fth annual Gift of Giving Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine!

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Scout Executive Jack Sears and District Executive Brian Gann attended to give a presentation on Friends of Scouting as well as help the troop celebrate their most recent achievements such as Merit Badge awards. This group of boys has earned approximately 190 Merit Badges as a group since the beginning of this year. The boys enjoyed hearing Sears tell about the good that comes from donations made at the district level, such as helping boys be able to join that might not be able to otherwise. This gives them the opportunity to be involved in scouting year round. The North Florida Council is a fast growing region for Boy Scouting and our troop has grown this year as well. The year 2011 has been a great opportunity for these boys to serve their community, as well as learn skills related to scouting that prepares them for life. Our troop has completed numerous service projects this year with more than 256 hours of volunteering. The boys, and even some of the parents, had a lot of fun at this years summer camp at Camp Bud Schiele in North Carolina and are looking forward to next years summer camp adventure. We plan a camping trip every month and have been on some great ones, with high adventure choices such as canoeing and outdoor survival as well. We are encouraged to pay our own way in scouting, so we have three main fundraisers during the year. We are currently gearing up for our mulch sale in February and camp card sales in March. Last year the boys in Boy Scout Troop 280 HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Ethan Leavins, Boy Scoutour troop delivered more than two full semi-trucks full of mulch in the communities from St. Johns Golf and Country Club north to the neighborhoods of Julington Creek, stacking them neatly in driveways as we went along our routes. The camp cards we sold last year were very popular, with some really Troop 280 Scoutmaster Roy Reid, District Executive Brian Gann, current Senior Patrol Leader Steven Stanton and North Florida Council Executive Jack Sears.great vendors for our local community that support scouting. We would like to say thank you to our local community for supporting us this past year and look forward to a great 2012. For more information on our troop, please visit our website at www.julingtoncreekscouts.com or check us out on Facebook. Puzzled about Advertising? We Can Help! Call Linda Gay today 287-4913 The CreekLine sales@thecreekline.com 209-6190We Need a Home! My name is Zoe. I am a 6 year old female Hemingway. I am already spayed, current on all my vaccines and de-clawed. I get along good with kids, other animals and love to be a lap cat! My name is Buddy. I am a 4 year old bulldog mix. I am neutered and current on all my vaccines. I am very mild mannered and get along great with others! All adoptions 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 8:004:30 Monday through Friday and 9:00-12:30 on the last Saturday of each month. The St. Johns County Sheri s O ce is now o ering a location that is open during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, to dispose of unwanted and outdated prescription medication. Operation Medicine Cabinet has a permanent display at the entrance of the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce, located at 4015 Lewis Speedway in St. Augustine. This take back program is coordinated by Crime Prevention Deputies with the Sheri s O ce and it serves two purposes. The rst is to dispose of medication properly and the second is to make sure that medication does not get into the hands of children or nd its way to the streets. The collected medication will be destroyed by Permanent location for Operation Medicine Cabinetincineration. Please bring unwanted or unneeded medications, in their original container, to the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce on weekdays excluding holidays, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and they will be disposed of free of charge. Items that will not be accepted are Sharps, Medical Wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers. For additional information, please contact Crime Prevention Deputy, Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694.

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Students are highly encouraged to study, get lots of sleep and eat a good breakfast each testing day so that they can do their best. More sports are starting up, including the volleyball teams and golf teams. The school drama club production of Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! is coming up in March and is sure to be a great performance. Tickets can be purchased during lunch when the date gets closer. So, what are your resolutions for this year? There is always room for improvement Women smoking one to 14 cigarettes per day had an almost two times higher risk of sudden cardiac death compared to women who dont smoke, according to a new study. The study also found that women who quit reduced and eventually eliminated the excess risk after 15 years of non-smoking. Among the study of 101,018 women in the Nurses Health Study, 29 percent were current smokers, 26 percent past smokers and 45 percent never smokers. During follow-up, 19.7 percent of current smokers quit smoking and 351 sudden cardiac deaths were con rmed. Compared to never smokers, current smokers had a 2.4 times higher sudden cardiac death risk. The risk of sudden cardiac death was also higher with more cigarettes smoked per day: Even light smoking increases womens risk of sudden cardiac deathBy Contributing Writer Katie Seay, American Heart Association-First Coast Market1-14 cigarettes/day linked with a 1.8 times higher risk. 15-24 cigarettes/day linked with a 2.6 times higher risk. More than 25 cigarettes/day linked with a 3.43 times higher risk. Participants were free of cardiovascular disease and were followed prospectively in 19802008. Sudden cardiac death was de ned as death within one hour of symptom onset. Smoking Statistics (American Heart Association Statistical Supplement and CDC MMWR): In 2010, 21.5 percent of men and 17.3 percent of women aged 18 or older were current smokers. In 2009, 19.5 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 reported current cigarette use. In 2009, among adults 18 years and older, West Virginia had the highest percentage of smokers (25.5 percent); Utah had the lowest (9.8 percent). The percentage of the nonsmoking population with detectable blood levels of cotinine (indicating exposure to secondhand smoke) was 46.4 percent in 1999-2004. The percentage was highest among four to 11 year olds (60.5 percent) and 1219 years old (55.4 percent). Direct medical costs ($96 billion) and lost productivity costs ($97 billion) associated with smoking totaled an estimated $193 billion per year in 2000-04. Cigarette smokers are two to four times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than non-smokers. Cigarette smoking doubles a persons risk for stroke.FCMS HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Sarah Jacobs, FCMS Studentin everything we do. Lets help each other to become healthier, spend more time with family and do anything else that we would like to accomplish this year. Students: this year, make a school year resolution along with your new year resolution, for it is halfway through the school year. Have you been putting o projects until the last minute? Do you wish you studied more before tests? Now is a great time to get organized and implement a strategy for success so that the grades on your end of the year report card are right where you want them to be. Go Flyers! The CreekLineNW St. Johns Countys ORIGINAL Community Newspaper886-4919 Bartram Trail High Schools Theater department proudly presents its Winter Showcase featuring the winning performances of the 2011 International Thespian Society (ITS) competitions for District 2 of Florida. The encore performance will be held at the auditorium at Bartram Trail High School on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and ticket prices are $10 per adult and $7 per student. On November 19, BTHS competed and won top honors in the two-day International Thespian Society One Act Festival for District 2 of Florida held at Florida State College Jacksonville. BTHS presented Salamander Stew written by Michael Fixel. The performance stars an ensemble cast including seniors Brandon Mayes, Lindsey Coates, Jon Oliver, Allison Lewis, Rachele Rees; juniors Tanner Folds, Abby Nehring, J.D. Rees, Lain-BTHSs ITS Troupe #6174 wins big at district competitionBy Contributing Writer Kathie Mayey Edens, Olivia Crews; and sophomore Lizzie May. Senior Holly Skinner is stage manager and the technical crew includes seniors Ari Rivera, Leiloni Lewis, Taylor Donato and sophomore Brett Belcher. The performance was directed by Ava Fixel. The production was one of three selected to advance on to the state level to be held in Tampa in March. BTHS is the only high school in ITSs District 2 to win the One Act competition three years in a row. On December 10, BTHS theater students competed in over 40 events of the International Thespian Societys IE (Individual Events) held at Ponte Vedra High School. The students competed in 10 di erent categories Monologues, Duet Acting, Ensemble Acting, Costume Design, Solo Musical, Duet Musical, Group Musical, Playwriting, Pantomime and Directing/Publicity. Sixteen of Bartrams events received the highest possible score awarded: Superior. Another 14 events received scores of Excellent and the remaining events received a Good award. Each student may only compete in three events. Several students received special recognitions with nominations as Judges Choice for best performance in their category with Brett Belcher receiving a Judges Choice award for his contrasting monologues performance and Jordan Alexander receiving a Judges Choice award for her costume design entry. BTHSs theater director, Ava Fixel, will have the di cult task of choosing only ve of the Superior acts to advance on to the state level in March. All the entries receiving a Superior and Salamander Stew will be presented again at the Winter Showcase on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. Want Your Business to Grow? Call: 886-4919and advertise withThe CreekLineNW St. Johns Countys ORIGINAL Community Newspaper

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Page 26, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com ages 5-11 ages 3-4 girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502-1 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Accredited CITA & SACS MANDARIN BEACHES 886-9600 220-1212 If your child has struggled with schoolwork this year, take action now to make his or her grades better. Huntington Learning Center your childs strengths and weaknesses and tailor a program of instruction to meet his or her needs. Just a few hours a week can improve your motivation. Call Huntington today. Your child can learn. FCAT testing prep 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, FAAOMPTSports Medicine providers for Creeks Athletic Association Soccer. 904-209-13202758 Racetrack Road Publix Plantation Plaza Tues Fri 9-8 & Sat 9-7Start the New Year out Right! Sound good..... apply at www.getpanache.com904-461-95521089 A1A Blvd St Augustine Beach Anastasia Publix Plaza Mon 12-8, Tues Fri 9-8, Sat 9-7 As part of the St. Johns River Water Management Districts work to make its permitting process more e cient, the districts Governing Board voted today to approve consumptive use permitting changes that will save applicants time and money while maintaining the districts commitment to environmental protection. Consumptive use permits (CUPs) allow water to be withdrawn from groundwater or surface water for reasonable bene cial usessuch as public supplyin a manner that does not interfere with existing legal uses and protects water resources from harm. District sta had identi ed several areas for improvement in permitting rules, including expanding the modi cation of permits by letter, reducing reporting requirements for small water users and simplifying the water use type categories. Under the new rules, the types of CUP modi cations that can be requested by letter will be expanded. This simpli ed modi- cation process will streamline the permitting tasks for applicants as well as district sta Water users with allocations of less than 100,000 gallons per day will no longer be required to submit semi-annual water use reports under the new rules. Instead, they will submit an Annual Statement of Continuing Use card that will contain several easily answered questions. In addition, the number of water use types will be reduced from 23 to seven to simplify the process. The District recognized the opportunity to improve the CUP process, said Governing Board Chairman Lad Daniels. This new process takes greater advantage of technology, speci cally the Internet and personal computer functions, to improve the speed of processing applications and compliance submittals without compromising any of our standards. About the St. Johns River Water Management District: The St. Johns River Water Management District is a regional agency of the state of Florida whose mission is to protect Water management district adopts rules to streamline permitting processBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management District and ensure the sustainable use of water resources. The district is responsible for managing groundwater and surface water resources in all or part of 18 counties in northeast and eastcentral Florida, including Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Country line dancing is returning to Thursday evenings in NW St. Johns County. Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center announces that it will begin o ering one-hour Country line dancing lessons to the public starting Thursday, January 19. Lessons will be taught on hardwood ooring with mirrored walls. During each six-week session, participants can expect to learn beginner steps, as well as a variety of the latest country line dances from around the country. Line dancing gives par-Country line dancing open to communityBy Contributing Writer Linda DeBlois, Special Events Director, Julington Creek Plantation Clubticipants all the joys of dancing without the need for a partner. It helps people maintain a healthy weight, good muscle tone and youthful balance and coordination, while providing a good low impact cardio workout with no special equipment or clothing needed to get started. Classes will be taught by an award-winning professional instructor with 20 years of line dance instruction and choreography experience. For further information or to register for a class, please visit www.jcpcdd.org. Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, St. Johns, Seminole and Volusia counties. A nine-member Governing Board appointed by Floridas governor sets the policies for operation of the agency. WOW!Shouldnt YOUR ad be in The CreekLine too? 886-4919sales@thecreekline.com Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine! Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16, 2012

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 27 JACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITYAdvantage Home Builders www.advantagehomebuilders.net Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. Ware Homes www.monarchhomesnfl.com Holder Johnson Homes www.myhjhome.com Mattamy Homes www.mattamyhomes.com Mercedes Homes www.mercedeshomes.com Providence Homes www.myprovidencehome.com Richmond American Homes www.richmondamerican.com Scores aYOUR ULTIMATE LIFESTYLEFamily, Fun & NatureDurbin Crossing scores a touchdown with everything your family could want including amazing ball elds and parks within walking distance, two elaborate amenity centers, pools, tennis, sports courts, large nature preserves, a village center, top rated new schools nearby and stunning model homes from nine excellent builders. DURBINCROSSING.COMTouchdown! Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Fruit Cove Middle School cheer squad and coaches for earning second place at the Christmas Classic Cheer Competition held at Creekside High School on December 3. They competed against eight other squads. Snow is not usually in the forecast for St. Johns County, but on Saturday, January 28, 2012, Durbin Creek Elementary will host its fourth annual DCE Cares Snow Much Day. Twelve tons of snow will be blown out onto two play areas including a 30 foot hay bale slide to give children in the community an opportunity to play in the white stu and help others in need by donating the admission proceeds to several charities including the main benefactor Dreams Come True, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Relay for Life and Future Clothing Drive. Open to the community from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Durbin Creek Cares Snow Much Day winter extravaganza will also include an exclusive new experience to the First Coast by o ering children and their families to enter into a life-size 12 foot interactive Snow Globe. Event organizer Jeralyn A blizzard of kindness mixed with a little snow projected FCMS cheer squad takes second at Christmas Classic cheer competition2011-2012 squad members are Abbey Prangley, Abby Salley, Ali Bowser, Arianna Visconti, Cameryn Schultz, Cassidy Johnson, Charisse Yutuc, Emily Friedman, Emily Xanders, Emma Miles, Emma Reisner, Hailey Erdel, Haley Ste en, Jackie Faust, Katie Xanders, Kendall Sherman, Kristin McKernan, Kylie Eubanks, Maddy McCleod, Maddie Lewis, Makkena Young, Malia Cacatian, Micayla Green, Rachel Rubles, Rachel Young, Sterling Fox, Summer Flannigan and Tomai Holloway. The coaches are Barbara Farbo and KD Bender. The CreekLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.comForcier explains, We continue to try to nd unique activities for Snow Day that will bring the community together and encourage Durbin Creek Elementary students to think about others through the Kids Helping Kids arm of Dreams Come True, the First Coasts only locally based nonpro t organization dedicated to ful lling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. Several other chilly activities to honor the winter season will include a chili cook-o with celebrity judge Chef Robert Tulko; train rides for kids in little barrels of fun; penguin bouncy slide; outdoor laser tag; carnival games; face painting; a DJ; Jacksonville Zoo Animal Ambassadors Program and much, much more. Admission for the day is $12 per child aged three and up and the price includes ve ra e/carnival game tickets with a donation of new or gently used clothing (adults are free). For a fourth year in a row, Durbin Creek Elementary has partnered with a key charity to provide each of its 57 classrooms with an opportunity to get children directly involved in charitable giving by conducting a change drive during the week of January 9 through January 13. The change drive will provide the Jacksonville Zoo with the necessary funds to feed members of its penguin family (each penguin costs the zoo $15 a day to feed). The classroom to collect the most change will win the opportunity to name one of the resident penguins and keep the adoption certi cate in the classroom. To learn more about DCE Cares Snow Much Day and the various activities and charities involved, please contact Jeralyn Forcier at jerafu@comcast.net or 254-7533. Do you enjoy receiving The CreekLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in The CreekLineThank

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You can imagine what ensued. I saw some trying to be grateful; one young girl played with her squishy banana like play-doh and anotheraclip showed a brother o ering to eat the already nibbled sandwich a younger sister received. Then there were the uglies. Hitting, crying and yelling I hate you! after opening a tacky shirt, coloring book for a girl or a can of beans. Well, what did you expect? What did we expect? A gift should bring happiness to both parties. Of course a nine year old boy wouldnt want a Hello Kitty shirt, but cant he take a joke or bless someone else with it? The girls who got boy coloring books had a brother; I expected them to laugh and switch books! Every January, my column focuses on saying thanks. Ive covered how to write a proper thank-you note and creative ones also (these articles are available on the website). But what about the basics... what about being thankful in the rst place? Reality check: there are millions of children who would be grateful for any long-sleeved shirt in winter or an additional meal one day, whether its a PB and J or can of food. Does our abundance and desire to bless our children necessarily result in the arrogance and sel shness the Bad Gift Project exposed? No! Most of us try to instill kindness in our children. We havent forgotten the adage, To whom much is given, much What a truly magical night! The evening of December 3 was a night to remember for Timberlin Creek girls and their very special dates. This year marked the highest attendance ever when over 300 girls and their special father (or father- gure in their life) attended the fourth annual Father-Daughter Snowball Dance. Thousands of twinkling lights, fabulous hors doeuvres and festive fun music awaited the couples in the school cafetorium which had been transformed into a magical winter night scene. Throughout the night, the girls and their dates wore out the dance oor, especially when it came time to perform the special dance choreographed by one of the Timberlin Creek PTO parents, Kelley Rees. As the girls left the dance, each of them was given a snow ake ornament as a memento of their special evening. Planning for this spectacular event begins months earlier with a core team of volunteers. Lauri Farley, Snowball Dance chairperson, led the e ort which requires hundreds of hours of preparation and coordination of a large team of Timberlin Creek hosts Father-Daughter Snowball Dance By Contributing Writer Trish Edmondsvolunteers as well as an extensive amount of sta support. TCE business partners, parents and local merchants provided the door prizes which were handed out throughout the night. The entire event happens only because of our fabulous parent volunteers, PTO, community partners, Principal Cathy Hutchins and the fabulous TCE sta A huge thank you to everyone involved! It truly was a magical night and I am grateful Jeff Machols and his daughters Alex and Jordan enjoy the Snowball Dance.to have been a part of it, Chairperson Farley exclaimed as the magical night came to a close. A special thank you to the following business partners and generous donors for their thoughtful donations: Doodle Doos, Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville, Atlantic Coast Bank, Zone Cheer, St. Johns Learning, Cafe Genovese, St. Johns Eye Associates, Pamela Hemmen, Realtor-Watson Realty and Dr. Brian Till Ponte Vedra Medical Center. Purposeful ParentingBe grateful!By Allie Olsenis required. -Luke 12:48 Heres a story for you. Mom was very frugal. She repurposed things long before it was the cool thing to do. We shopped little and carefully and were generous within our means. Her mom did the same and they instilled gratefulness and generosity in my sister and me. One summer, my sister and I visited family in South Florida. After breakfast, they insisted we drink the milk from our cereal bowls because there are starving children in Somalia who would love to have that milk. The forced milk drink left a bad taste in my mouth (pun intended). There are good ways to teach thankfulness and care for others and there are bad ways. Here are some gentle ways to teach gratitude to your children: 1. Play the kind words game. If your child receives a gift of something less desirable, like socks or another baby doll, ask them to write ve kind words about it in big letters on a card. Add Thank You. Whaala! A quick and sincere, thank you card. 2. Pass it on. It is more blessed to give than to receive. Can you help your child think of someone who would love the gift? It would be better to share with love than to keep clutter just because it was a gift. ConfessionI tried it. I gave my kids a bag with six lemons, one for each. I recorded their responses for laughs: www.gracefullmom.com. Lets teach our children not to be sourpusses, but to make lemonade. Wed., January 25 3:00 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch LibraryIf you like art and youre in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, come and enjoy an art project inspired by the artist Matisse. Art ActivityChildrens WWW WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 29 A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org St Francis In-The-FieldEpiscopal ChurchChristian Formation 9:00am Sunday Service 10:00amChildrens Chapel and Nursery Available895 Palm Valley Rd (1 mile east of US1)615-2130 Specialized Care for the individual with Alzheimers or similar memory loss. Almost HomeDAYBREAKAdult Day Care 731-4002License #9109MF 7am6pmwww.almosthomedaybreak.com 3604 Cardinal Point Drive Jacksonville, FL 32257-5581 Access Church began meeting in a permanent facility at 4911 Losco Road on January 8. The church worked for three months to upgrade the former Guardian Lutheran School. Were so excited that Access has moved closer to us, said St. Johns County resident Anne Nichol. Weve been inviting all of our friends from 210 and now its even easier to attend and easier to invite. The property on Losco Road includes 11 acres of land and 26,500 square feet of buildings. The upgrades include a 400-seat auditorium, themed environments for children through fth grade, space for teens, o ces and 200 parking spaces. Access Church started in 2006 when a few families realized that there were more than 800 churches in Jacksonville and yet 80 percent of the city wasnt attending church. Our city needed a place where children and adults could get excited about attending and inviting their friends, said Rich Barrett, the lead pastor of Access. We needed a place where skeptics could feel welcomed and heard. We wondered, What if we could design something new and di erent? These families moved Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and their Mens Club will be sponsoring an All You Can Eat Italian Dinner on Sunday, January 22. Dinners will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and take-outs are always available. Three dinners will be o ered: Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Piccata or Geneva Presbyterian Churchs Music Director, Sharon Murawski has announced that there will be an organ recital on February 26, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate a miracle the musical answer to fervent prayer. Yes, miracles do happen writes Sharon Murawski. It was a dark and rainy evening when our church was struck by lightning. Unfortunately our 35 year old organ could not withstand the power surge. We knew that we would, one day, be faced with replacing our faithful, old organ but we were hoping that we had a few years to budget such a major purchase. God had other plans for Geneva and the time was now. Knowing that we were priced out of the new market, I began to search online. Lo and behold, I found the organ during a search in the wee hours of the morning. There it was: the perfect instrument and within our budget, including a generous donation to the church from the seller. Only one problem the organ was in Provo, Utah. Worship TimeWorship 9:30 a.m.Nursery/ Toddler Care provided Childrens Sunday School 9:30Reaching 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 May 2012 be a blessing to you and your family!River of Life UMC extends a New Years WELCOME to our neighbors! Visit and see all that is new for 2012 Be re-energized and exercise your spiritual life! Get in shape from the inside out with us! There is more than one way to have a healthy heart! Faith NewsChicken Marsala. Each dinner will include garlic bread and a full salad bar for $10 per person. A kids meal is available for $3. Italian and American desserts will be available from the OLGC Ladies Guild. Beverages will also be available for a donation. The church is located at 5950 State Road 16, one mile northwest of the intersection of International Golf Parkway and Pacetti Road in St. Augustine. All proceeds will be used for the continued growth and development of the church ministries. Geneva Presbyterian Church experiences a miracle Church launched January 8 in a new, permanent locationforward with the goal of creating a place where the teaching was practical and made sense, the music really connected and was unlike anything most people had heard in church and the kids had fun. Several had experienced this type of environment at North Point Community Church in Atlanta. And in March 2007, Access Church launched as a video campus or strategic partnership of North Point Ministries and its lead pastor, Andy Stanley. Stanley is the popular preacher who draws more than 25,000 adults to three Atlanta campuses each Sunday. Attenders say that his messages have the unique ability to connect with believers and skeptics alike. Our goal is to lead people into growing relationships with Jesus Christ, Barrett said. We do this by creating environments where people are encouraged to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders and in uence with outsiders. We share the mission, values, and strategy of North Point Ministries, as well as Andy Stanleys practical, biblical teaching. For the last four years, volunteers and a local sta team have strived to create irresistible environments for children and adults at the UNF Fine Arts Center. Each Sunday they unloaded a truck and two trailers and set up 30,000 pounds of gear. Then two hours later they packed it all up and towed it away. The permanent location on Losco Road means that the Access Church environments have a permanent presence in the community instead of being stored in a truck.After an emergency meeting of the leadership team, Murawski was on a plane to Utah to make the purchase. This instrument had been used on occasion to accompany the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Within two months of the lighting storm, this beautiful, intricately crafted, magni cently toned instrument was on the way from Provo, Utah to Switzerland, Florida. A gloriously loud celebration followed with an organ dedication ceremony on Sunday, December 4. This was the best Christmas present ever, enthused Murawski, as did her grateful choir. To celebrate this event, the internationally acclaimed organist, Hector Olivera will be giving a dedication concert on Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 p.m. He will also be teaching a Master Class entitled, The Art of Registration. Noted as a hoot and a holler by his last audience at Disney Hall in Pasadena, Maestro Olivera shares a passion for organ playing that makes it a fun, attainable experience for all ages! You wont want to miss this concert, Murawski says, her eyes twinkling in anticipation. We may look like a little church at Geneva, but we sure have Spirit! For ticket information, please contact Geneva Presbyterian Church at 287-4865.Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com Sudden numbness or weak ness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyesSource: Baptist Medical Center South Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden severe headache with no known causeDo you know the warning signs of stroke?

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Page 30, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com The St. Johns Center for Clinical Research is conducting a 58 week clinical trial of an investigational oral medication for patients with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). You may be eligible to participate if you are: for at least 1 year have smoked in the past more than 15 hours/day related medication and study related medical tests at no cost. Compensation for time and For more information call:St. Johns Center for Clinical Research (904) 209-3173 www.jaxresearch.comCLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED Caleigh Dean helps out at every JV practice. As the nals were set, Bartram would face Ponte Vedra in both the JV and varsity championships. The JV match came down to the nal minute, as the Sharks kept Bartram in check the whole match. With only a one question lead going into the nal minute, Ponte Vedra secured a win giving Bartram their rst loss of the season. The varsity squad looked to avenge the High Q cont. from pg. 1The St. Augustine Ballet will hold auditions for their spring production of Peter and the Wolf and Spring Variations on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Auditions will take place at Abellas School of Dance located at 1765 Tree Boulevard in St. Augustine. Registration will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. followed by the audition class at 9:30 a.m. Call backs will be held the following weekend at the same location. All dancers age eight and up who are currently studying ballet are invited to audition. (Ages under eight are by invitation only.) Arrive in proper ballet attire: black leotard, pink tights with hair in a bun Call for Dancers: Peter and the Wolf and Spring Variationsfor females and black pants and a white shirt for males. Auditions for all female solos will be done on pointe. A non-refundable $25 audition fee will be charged at the time of registration. Checks should be made out to Saint Augustine Ballet. Bring a current photo to attach to the registration form. Anyone who cannot commit to the weekly Saturday rehearsal schedule should not attend the audition. Peter and the Wolf rehearsals will run from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and Spring Variations will rehearse from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A non-refundable $125 performance fee will include the cost of a t-shirt for all cast members. Performances will take place the weekend of May 11, 12 and 13. The venue is to be announced at a later date.. The St. Augustine Ballet is a 501(C)3 nonpro t arts organization. Their mission is o er St. Johns County dancers the unique opportunity to perform in full-length classical ballets productions. Saint Augustine Ballet strives to involve community members of all ages in meaningful dance experiences, whether as a participating dancer or audience member. For more information, please visit www.saintaugustineballet.com or email staugballet@yahoo. com. loss, although they started out slow in the opening round and trailed for the rst time all year. Despite this, the Bears bounced back and took the match 205-116, winning the district championship for the rst time in over three years. This team is so unique due to its vast array of strengths, which is why we have not been close to losing this year, Dean said. No matter what the outcome, enough cannot be said for the parents and teachers, especially Ramona Deese, who is the coach of Bartram Trail High Schools High-Q and did an excellent job organizing and running the competition for approximately 200 district competitors and guests. The next step now for both Ponte Vedra and Bartram Trail is the regional competition, which will be held on January 26 in Bell County, Florida. FYIContact NumbersSt. Johns County www.sjc .us Sheriffs Of ce www.sjso.org Julington Creek Annex: 287-9238 Non-Emergency: 824-8304 Traf c Safety: 810-6776 Crime Prevention: 810-6694 Sheriff David Shoar 4015 Lewis Speedway St. Augustine, FL 32084 dshoar@co.st-johns. .us Clerk of Courts www.clk.co.st-johns. .us 4010 Lewis Speedway St. Augustine, FL 32084 819-3600 M-F 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Property Appraisers Of ce www.sjcpa.us 725 Flora Branch Blvd. 287-6700 8:00 AM 4:30 PM Sharon Outland Property Appraiser 4030 Lewis Speedway Suite 203 St. Augustine, FL 32084 sjcpa@co.st-johns. .us Solid Waste Management Of ce Wendy Manucy 827-6980 Supervisor of Elections: www.sjcvotes.us Vicky Oakes Supervisor of Elections 823-2238 M-F 8:30 AM-4:30 PM 4455 Avenue A #101 St. Augustine, FL 32095 voakes@sjcvotes.us Tax Collectors Of ce www.sjctax.us 725 Flora Branch Blvd. 209-2250 M F, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM Auto Tags & Titles Boat Registration Voter Registration Marriage Licenses Hunting/ shing Licenses Property Taxes Dennis W. Hollingsworth St. Johns County Tax Collector P.O. Box 9001 St. Augustine, FL 32085-9001 dennish@co.st-johns. .us St. Johns County Commissioners: 500 San Sebastian View St. Augustine, FL 32084 209-0300 www.sjc .us District 1 Cyndi Stevenson (R) 209-0301 bccd1@co.st-johns. .us District 2 Ron Sanchez (R) 209-0302 bccd2@co.st-johns. .us District 3 Mark Miner (R) 209-0303 bccd3@co.st-johns. .usEmergency Police/Fire/Rescue 911District 4 Jay Morris (R) 209-0304 bccd4@co.st-johns. .us District 5 Ken Bryan (R) 209-0305 bccd5@co.st-johns. .usSchool Board Superintendent Joseph Joyner, Ed.D 547-7502 joynerj@stjohns.k12. .us District 1 Beverly Slough 547-7510 sloughb@stjohns.k12. .usSchoolsCunningham Creek Elem. 547-7860 Durbin Creek Elem. 547-3881 Hickory Creek Elem. 547-7450 Julington Creek Elem. 547-7980 Mill Creek Elem. 547-3720 Timberlin Creek Elem. 547-7400 Wards Creek Elem. 547-8730 Liberty Pines Academy: 547-7900 Fruit Cove Middle 547-7880 Pacetti Bay Middle 547-8760 Switzerland Point Middle 547-8650 Bartram Trail High 547-8340 Creekside High School 547-7300 Nease High School 547-8300State of FloridaGovernor Rick Scott (850) 488-4441 rick.scott@eog.my orida.com Senator Audrey Gibson (D) District 1 (904) 924-1646 gibson.audrey.web@ senate.gov Senator Stephen Wise (R) District 5 (904) 573-4900 wise.stephen.web@ senate.gov Representative Mike Weinstein (R) District 19 (850) 488-1304 Mike.Weinstein@my oridahouse.govRepresentative Bill Proctor (R) District 20 (850) 488-2977 bill.proctor@my oridahouse.govFederalU.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R ) (202) 224-3041 www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index. cfm/contact U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D) (202) 224-5274 billnelson.senate.gov/contact/ index.cfm#emailU.S. Representative John L. Mica(R) (202) 225-4035 www.house.gov/mica/messageform.htm.

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Page 32, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com 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. This months movie review belongs to the lm Tower Heist, an action-comedy lm for adults and teens. What can lead ordinary men to robbery? Managing a residential apartment in New York City, Josh Kovacs, portrayed by Ben Stiller, soon nds out. Josh Kovacs manages this apartment and manages the other employees and he often befriends and trusts many of the tenants. Arthur Shaw, played by Alan Alda, is one such tenant a nancier, entrusted with the employees retirement funds. The FBI shortly arrest Mr. Shaw for fraud and Josh nds out the money is gone. With the savings gone, one friend and employee attempts suicide and others lose Movie ReviewTower HeistDirected by: Brett Ratner. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Af eck. Review by T.G. StantonOkay, But, Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) their job; anger fuels him to seek out and confront Mr. Shaw. There seems to be no recourse and no hope of recovering the money and Joshs temper gets him red. Thus, a plan is hatched. Josh, Charlie, performed by Casey A eck and other employees decide to get the money back on their terms, but they need some help. Help and comedy comes in the form of Slide, represented by Eddie Murphy, a local street character that Josh has run into on occasion. The action begins from here as they scheme and concoct plans to get their money back. Staying under the radar of the local FBI presents its own challenges and roadblocks to their plans, but the plan does somehow come to completion. This lm has a cast of actors that have done tremendous work in the past and they deliver in this lm, yet they seem to have been held back by the script or director. The laughs are there but few and the action, though entertaining, has also been limited. With this group of talented players, more was expected in the delivery. Alan Alda was urbane and witty, while Eddie Murphy was quiet in his comedy and Ben Stiller was really just Ben Stiller in another job. These ne actors were some how not allowed to show their usual genius in what could have been a much better lm. This action comedy, though enjoyable, needed more of both. (ARA) With age comes the inevitable anxiety of mental decline. A common misconception is brain health is predetermined and cant be changedits the youre stuck with what you got notion. But experts suggest brain health can be positively in uenced throughout di erent stages in life. A recent state-bystate ranking, Americas Brain Health Index, delivers data on how well Americans are successfully incorporating the four dimensions of brain healthdiet and nutrition, physical health, mental health and social wellbeinginto their daily lives. The top-ranked state Maryland scored highest on the index because of residents performance on a number of health markers, including high consumption of sh rich in DHA and DHA-forti ed foods and supplements, as well as a low incidence of Alzheimers disease-related deaths. Residents of the states that ranked the lowest (Mississippi and Louisiana) can make adjustments to help get their brains in shape. See where your state ranked at www.beautiful-minds.com. Whether we live in the top-ranked states or in the areas that are below average, there are several ways to nurture and engage the mind to keep it healthy throughout our lives, says Dr. Majid Fotuhi, chairman of the Neurology Institute for Brain Health and Fitness, and assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. All too often I work with patients who need to make only a few lifestyle adjustments to see a marked change in their mental acuity. Its never too late to take action to improve your brain health. Four easy steps to a beautiful mind: Step 1 Get moving. Engage in physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day to encourage new brain cells and connections to form. Walk, take the stairs instead of the elevator, play sports or do something you enjoy outdoors. Step 2 Nourish your body and mind. Aim for a varied diet rich in colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables, washed with the skin on to take full advantage of the nutritional punch. Maximize your intake of DHA, the omega-3 fatty acid that makes up 97 percent of the omega-3s in the brain. Find it in fatty sh (salmon, tuna) or, if you are vegetarian, you can nd it in The beautiful truth of aging four steps for a healthy and active mindalgal DHA-forti ed foods and beverages like juice, milk, eggs and in algal DHA supplements, including the Algal-900 DHA and BrainStrong lines found at CVS, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. Step 3 Embrace new activities. Commit to lifelong learning, which can take the form of brain-stimulating activities, including reading, creating art, completing crosswords, learning a new language or playing a new instrument. Keep a mentally engaged mind by living with a use it or lose it philosophy throughout life. The aging process involves increasing physical and emotional change and a heightened search for meaning and purpose, says Gay Hanna, executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging in Washington, D.C. Expressing oneself through the creation of art can serve as a powerful way to honor life experiences. Embrace the idea of learning something new to help fuel your creative re. Step 4 Expand your social network. Stay socially connected so you feel like youre a part of something. This can include social connections at work, in clubs, with friends and family and through volunteer groups or a religious congregation. Experts theorize that having a rich social network may also help support brain health in a variety of ways, from providing individuals better resources and support, to reducing stress and depression, to enhancing intellectual stimulation. Inspirational stories of how people keep their minds beautiful can be found throughout the world. In the No. 1 ranked state Maryland 75-year-old Ernestine Shepherd transformed herself from an average middleaged woman with a sedentary lifestyle into the worlds oldest performing female bodybuilder according to Guinness World Records. Shepherd was recently named a 2011 Beautiful Mind, a campaign honoring inspirational adults over 55 who embody the four dimensions of brain health. Its important for people to know that age is just a number and you can get t for life. Just be determined, dedicated and disciplined. But rst and foremost, be positive, con dent and lled with spirit, says Shepherd. 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The day it was unveiled, CCE Principal Allen Anderson welcome each class of Cunningham Creek as they led in one by one through the reading room to view the new masterpiece. The kids were bursting forth with in their pleasure at seeing the mural. Comments such as I know that character! were heard over and over. Of course the artist team made sure to include, tucked away among the characters, the Cunningham Creek mascot: a bright red Cardinal!CCE mural cont. from pg. 1 Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!287-4913sales@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com January 2012 The CreekLine, Page 33 Caring for you. Its what we do.Proudly caring for our community for five years.Drs. Townsend, DeBoer and Romero of Baptist Primary Care St. Johns Forest are backed by 24-hour care at nearby Baptist Medical Center South. Our of fice is your link to the most preferred health system in our region. Services include: Sports/school physicals Immunizations Well visits for adults and children Care for minor injuries Coordination of care for chronic con ditions (diabetes, hypertension,etc.) Womens health careSame-day appointments Ana M. Romero, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Richard Townsend, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Matthew DeBoer, DO Board-Certified, Family Medicine 824-4407Baptist Primary Care St. Johns Forest120 Gateway Circle, Unit 1 Jacksonville, FL 32259 If you have a home to sellwhether your mortgage is underwater or paid offlet us show you how much of a difference our experience can make. The team at Davidson Realty has been selling homes in Northeast Floridas neighborhoods for years, through good markets and bad. Today, we have more than 30 full-time agents and a comprehensive support staff ready to put that same experience to work for you. 904-940-5000 | DavidsonRealtyInc.comTRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS. EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCEEXPERIENCE CAN MAKE. The Saint Johns 8U Outlaws participated in the USSSA Cranberry Classic in Daytona Beach the weekend of November 20. The team went 4-0, scored 45 runs and only allowed 12. Pictured are Coach Matt, Coach Greg, Coach Dewayne, Coach Chris, Hudson Allen, Jae Williams, Justin Nadeau, Gavin Grant, Clarke Hamilton, Cameron Mesh, Gabriel Cantona, Dylan Lee, Christopher Romano, Matthew Howell and Jaret Lee. Congratulations to the Bartram Trail girls weightlifting team who won the County/Conference Championship meet this season and last season (backto-back). Team members are Brooke Garland, Chelsea Belanger, Marina Meinert, Maya Lamsal, Mary Draper, Ally Stephens, Peyton Galbraith, Liza Herth, Devin Rohmer, Melinda Rule, Sabrina Rule, Savannah McCormack, Yana Skryabina, Ansley Walker, Makala Quinn, Alex Milam, Alyssa Tinsley, Keylee Parrish, Hayley Leggblod, Amanda Bauries, Allison Sementino, Melissa Reyes, Ellen Merriman, Madison Horner, Bailey Garland and Cynthia Teresi. Coaches are Justin Reagan, Ron Reagan and Head Coach Marc Nadeau.St. Johns Outlaws play in Cranberry Classic BTHS girls weightlifting team wins County/ Conference ChampionshipCongratulations to the Creeks Bears Pee Wee cheer team, who earned fth place at the Pop Warner National Cheer competition held on December 6, 2011! Congratulations Creeks Bears Pee Wee cheer team Youre on Target with The CreekLineAd deadline is the 25th of the month! Call 287-4913 TODAY!

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Page 34, The CreekLine January 2012 www.thecreekline.com KEN BERRY, B.S.N., D.C.319 West Town Place, Suite 7 Located in the WGV Professional Plaza904-940-0361 Serving World Golf Village and surrounding communities for over 4 years WWW.THE VILLAGE CHIROPRACTOR.COM BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMES! Southwood VillageAT WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEKCall 904-287-7300 to schedule a visit to see the lovely, new villas and charming neighborhood.Discover Active Living! Make your new years resolution to donate your time to volunteering and helping others in need. JCP Cares first meeting is Tuesday 1/17 at 7:00pmSCAN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JCPCARES The Creekside cross country girls team started the season knowing they had many expectations to live up to and many opportunities to achieve success. Led by the four seniors Kaitlin Rodriguez, Lauren Rodriguez, Shannon Morris and Katie Gomez they set out to achieve these goals. Monday through Friday, the 23 girls got up to practice together and get a little bit faster each day. Through the determination and incredible work ethic of each teammate, they won many local meets such as Katie Caples Invitational and Bale-N-Trail. Creekside girls cross country reportBy Contributing Writer Elizabeth SalleyEach team member is equally important, Coach Frank always states. It doesnt matter whether you are rst on the team or you are last on the team. You each have a job to dopush the person in front of you. By doing this each day, the girls were able to not only improve their own ability but the ability of the team as a whole. This was vital as championship season rolled around. The varsity girls were able to race their best because of the standard set by the whole team in regular season. They placed rst at the St. Johns River Conference and at the 3A District 3 Championship. They took the title of Region Runner-Up and placed fourth in the 3A State Championship. This was the fourth year the girls placed in the top 10 at the State Championship. The individual accomplishments were also outstanding. They had six All Conference runners and ve All District runners. Kaitlin Rodriguez was the individual Conference and District champion. When asked about the secret to her success she replied, When doubt starts to creep in my mind, I have to ask myself a question. Am I going to give up? Or am I going to run for the other six girls running for me? This proves that all individual success, no matter how Congratulations to the Creeks Knights JPW cheer squad who won rst place in their division at the Regional Cheer Competition held on November 27 and then won fourth place in their division at the National Cheer Competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Disney on December 5. Congratulations to the following cheerleaders: Bailey Allen, Claire Amell, Kate Barrington, Lauren Boland, Caitlyn Carlson, Emma Carlton, Emily Chrystie, Faith Coulter, Lauren Cusick, Alyssa Davis, Emily Delaere, Hailey Garland, Ansley Herring, Carmen Howell, Virginia Hudson, Emaline Johnson, Bailey Jo Kirk, Desmone Lawson, Sarah Lower, Emily Morris, Moira Mozo, Abby Muller, Jessica Sheriffs, Dania Sullivan, Emily Underwood and Tiffany Wilson. The squads coaches are Ali King, Debbie Chrystie, Kelli Barrington, Cathy Delaere and Michelle Davis.Creeks Knights JPW cheer squad wins rst place in Regional Cheer Competition On Tuesday, November 29, Girl Scout Troop 1279 from Mill Creek Elementary fed the homeless at St Francis House at 70 Washington Street in St. Augustine. Scouts who participated in this worthy cause were: Elise Reynolds, Alyssa Crews, Kaylie Dewitt, Alina Crowley, Michell Springstun, Kristina Johnson, Chloe Williams, Hannah Boothe, Makenna Prom and Felicia Register.outstanding, was not the focus, but only pursued to help the team. The season proved to be a very successful one. The varsity placed in the top four at every meet and the junior varsity always placed in the top 10. The success of the season, however, was not de ned simply by their accomplishments in races. The girls were able to form one of the closest teams on campus, a team that resembled more of a family. This tight-knit group was always willing to work hard for one another and this work ethic continues year round. This can lead us to expect many more successful seasons from the Knightstheir future looks bright. Girl Scouts feed homeless

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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. Be a part of Team Vision & the 90 Day Challenge. Lose Weight and/or get healthy in 90 days! Win prizes and earn money for doing it! Get more information from Team Vision today! Get more information from Team Vision today!www.droptheweight.netA NEW YOU IN 2012 YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION Its winter again which means that basketball is back at Creekside for another great season. The boys varsity basketball team has been the highlight of the winter sports season ever since the school opened in 2008. This team gave birth to the Creekside Crazies, a rabid group of fans who never fail to cause the house to rock which has leaked over into the football stadium as well and is always extremely popular amongst students and faculty alike. This year the team has started out strong with an 8-2 record, a promising start for a team that has been strong throughout its history. Once again Coach Jay Cody has brought the basketball team to form as the Knights squeeze out some impressive victories over tough opponents. They have already defeated bitter rivals Bartram Trail and Ponte Vedra by comfortable margins and have held o opponents such as Osceola. The Knights are averaging right around 60 points a game and have put up good defense as well. In a stunning victory, the Knights crushed Dunedin by holding them to a mere eight points. Yes the Knights are performing early in the season like a playo bound team; if they keep it up theyll be tournament bound for certain. On the eld, as of November 22, the girls varsity soccer team was 4-0, another team that is traditionally very strong. They have scored a total of 21 points in the course of those four games while only giving up six. This gross outscoring of opponents has kept this team winning time and time again. Bre Saunders, a senior who recently won the accolade for Most Athletic, has already put up a hat trick this season and will continue to be a driving force for this powerful girls o ense. The season is still young but the postseason is nothing new for these girls, some of whom have been playing since the schools opening four years ago. On the other side of the eld the boys are struggling to get a good start amongst a tough opening schedule. They are currently 2-3 after su ering losses at the hands of Bolles, Episcopal and Ponte Vedra, all traditionally strong teams. The team seems to perform decently on o ense but has struggled to keep the ball out of their own net. They have been outscored 15 to 8, being outscored on average 2:1 throughout. However the season is young and long and there is plenty of chances for this team to come back and nish strong. Happy 2012, a year for sports: the Olympics, basketball and soccer tournaments, baseball, softball and much more. Plus a little Creekside glory.CHS Sports RoundupBy Contributing Writer Grant Piper, CHS StudentDid you know the St. Johns River is Floridas longest river and one of just a handful of rivers worldwide that ow north? Did you know the St. Johns River is 310 miles long and the drop in elevation from its origin to its mouth is just 30 feet? That is less than an inch per mile. Did you know the St. Johns ows at a speed of 1/3 mile per hour making it a lazy river? Did you know the St. Johns River is known as a blackwater stream because of its tea or co ee colored water which is caused by the leaching of tannins from decaying leaves in its watershed? The St. Johns River is a fascinating body of water, rich in a 10,000 year history. Although many people think of the St. Johns as a North Florida river, it actually originates in the St. Johns Marsh just west of Vero Beach in South Florida. It is primarily fed by rainfall but receives a signi cant amount of its water from the Florida Aquifer. Early Spanish explorers rst named the St. Johns Rio de Corrientes which means River of Currents. Later on in 1562 when the French established an outpost called Ft. Caroline, they named the river River de Mai, which meant River of May. In 1565 the Spanish renamed the river Rio de San Juan or St. Johns River. The St. Johns River played an active role during the Civil Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaWar with the sinking of more than 12 ships in 1864. Among those sunken ships was the Maple Leaf which was sunk just o Mandarin Point by a Confederate mine. The St. Johns is host and home to many hundreds of species of plants and wildlife. Over 183 species of sh share the river from its beginning to its end. Many of those di erent species are available right here for our angling pleasure throughout the year. There are many ways the St. Johns has and continues to in uence all that surrounds it. Commercially, recreationally, economically and environmentally are just some of the e ects it has on us here, but its greatest e ect on us is its daily presence providing us with so many di erent ways to use, admire and appreciate Floridas longest river. Fishing Report: Until weather worsens, you can still take a chance on a red sh or two on the end of docks. Pretty days will be good for a bream bite. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. Learn how to create or enhance a wildlife habitat in your landscape. Invite back the plants native to this region and support our winged friends all year long. Instructors include Gail Compton, nature columnist; Beverly Fleming, Master Gardener and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant. Come join us on February 16 at the St. Johns County Ag-Is your yard for the birds? ricultural Building Auditorium, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Its free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. In addition, dont miss the exclusive native plant sale. For more information, please contact 209-0430 or renee@nativeplantconsulting. com. (excluding sharps, medical wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers) SJC Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m. Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694Operation Medicine CabinetDispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication

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However, there are other athletes that operate on a different timeline, one that lasts all year long. Unlike their classmates, these teenagers receive no support from their school and typically can count their fans on their own hands. Despite this fact, they plug on and in the process keep their Olympic aspirations alive. These are the tribulations of athletes who do not compete in a school sponsored athletic event. Instead they are members of United States Gymnastics (USAG), a national organization that is a proving ground for the countrys best gymnasts. Unlike basketball or football, where a young athlete might be able to pick up the sport in middle school or even BTHS Sports RoundupMeet two local gymnastsBy Jared Freitas, BTHS Studenthigh school, gymnastics requires its participants to start out at a very young age, so as to allow plenty of time to acquire the experience needed to land the most di cult of tricks. I started gymnastics when I was in kindergarten because my mom thought I had too much energy, but it soon grew on me and I have been a gymnast ever since, said senior Henry Wrightman. Not only does starting out this young help in developing a childs social skills but is also necessary for those who want to be competitive later on in life. In the USAG, gymnasts are measured on a rating scale based on levels 4 through 10, with 10 being the highest level before Olympian status. According to senior David Frick Jr., the scales are based upon a number of factors. What rating you receive depends on your skill set, your coachs input and thoughts and the level of di culty you have achieved in performances, he said. This scale plays into how athletes are ranked at competitions and a ects how they are scored. The scoring range typically goes from 1-15; however, for Frick Jr. and Wrightman, who are both level 10, their scoring range oscillates between 10 and 15. The competition scoring is based upon the level of di culty of the routine and its execution. Frick Jr. started gymnastics at age seven when he became interested in it after his mother entered his younger brother, similar to Wrightman, as a way to deal with his hyperactivity. Despite starting at an older age, Frick Jr. does not think he was a ected by it. If I had started earlier I would have been able to learn basic skills and build a foundation sooner; however, I only started building muscle at an older age, so it actually helped me, he stated. Ten years later both Wrightman and Frick Jr. are still competing, when numerous others have either dropped out from lack of talent or self-motivation. Wrightman cited the latter as one of the major problems. Practicing every other day and the lack of an o -season takes a toll on you, especially when there is no school support behind you, he said. With the competition season lasting only from January to May, ending with Nationals, it takes a very goal-driven person to train and prepare during the rest of the year. This dedication is easily seen in both athletes, who have already been accepted into accredited secondary institutions, including the Naval Academy (Frick Jr.) and Penn State University (Wrightman). Throughout the school year and summer, gymnasts work on their skills in each of the six events, which include the vault, pommel horse, parallel bars, high bar, oor and the rings. In a sport where practice is key, the game is as much mental as it is physical. Most of the stress comes from landing your tricks. I have practiced a certain move at least 250 times and have landed it maybe 25 times, so resiliency is a major factor, he said. With skills like these, Frick Jr. and Wrightman will not only be prepared for future competitions, but also challenges later in life. A good friend once told me she had a brown thumb. She explained that she had poor luck at growing things and de nitely had a brown thumb instead of a green one. I dont believe in brown thumbs. We are all potentially green thumbed. Sure, we all know annoying people who seem able to grow anything. Meanwhile our newest house plant, supposedly easy to care for, isnt looking good and not because of neglect. In fact, you may be guilty of too much TLC. If you water on a regular schedule, say every Saturday, and throw in a double shot of fertilizer, you may be killing plants with love. Which brings up the question everyone asks: Just how much and how often should I water my plants? Its an important question because your plants life depends on it. Those GardeningTurn a brown thumb green By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASof us with green thumbs know the answer, which is that it dependson the plant, on the environment and even the time of year. It may be di erent for every plant and in every season. The best way to water is when the plant needs it. For most plants, its when the soil is dry an inch deep. Stick your nger into the soil up to the rst joint to nd out. If the soil is still moist, dont water. If it is dry, water slowly until water begins to run out the bottom. If the soil is very dry the water may run right through. In that case, water a little every ten minutes or so until the soil softens and is damp throughout. After a few minutes spill out any excess water standing in the saucer. There are some exceptions to this advice. A few plants, like Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum), need constantly moist soil or the leaf tips will turn brown. On the other hand, cacti and other succulents have built-in water storage systems and need much less. I once met someone who loved cactus because of its infrequent but beautiful owers. She claimed she watched the weather channel and only watered her cactus when it rained in Arizona. One very important thing for all potted plants is good drainage. Excess water must be able to ow out the bottom and not get trapped in the pot. Dont ever let anyone talk you into a pot that doesnt drain. It is extremely di cult to maintain proper soil moisture without good drainage, plus occasionally running water through the soil ushes out fertilizer residues. I have good luck using a liquid fertilizer labeled for house plants, but I apply it at only half the rate or less if Im trying to keep a plant from growing too fast. I also forgo fertilizer in the winter months when most plants are resting. Just as important as water and fertilizer is light. Most plants need bright, sunny light but not necessarily hot, direct sunlight. A few do well in semishade but very few tolerate shade all day. If this is all you have, try a Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra). 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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.com MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS What’s InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 The Sheriff Reports Page 5 School District Journal Page 6 From the Commissioner Your Vote CountsPage 7 Stop bullying Page 10 CDDs and HOAs pt. 5 Page 12 Constitution Page 16 St. Johns Reads! Page 18 Team Roxie Page 19 Macys parade Page 23 Gift of Giving Page 24 Boy Scout happeningsPage 27 DCE Snow Day Page 28 TCE Snowball Dance Page 29 Faith News Page 32 Movie Review Page 33 St. Johns Outlaws Page 35 Fishing Report Page 36 Gardening Page 37 CHS cross country Page 38 Creeks cheer team Volume 12, Issue 1January 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 I’M READY TO TALK TAXES NOW. ARE YOU?Got important tax questions? We’re open and ready to give you the answers you need. Drop by the H&R Block right in your neighborhood and work with one of our tax professionals today. Get it Right.SM2849 CR 210 West, Johns Creek Shopping Plaza, St. Johns, FL (904) 230-8080Business Services ~ Payroll • Bookkeeping • Tax Preparation • Advice As the clock ticked down in the “ nal rounds of the varsity High-Q district championship, the tension was palpable as Bartram Trail and Ponte Vedra fought for the lead. The competition, which is a Jeopardylike trivia challenge, has three rounds of 10 minutes each and features a mix of world history, geography, literature, grammar, science, math and current event questions. Both teams buzz in for 5 point toss-up questions and if answered correctly they Until recently, the reading room in the Media Center at Cunningham Creek Elementary School was a functional yet not very inspirational room. It lacked a special spark to ignite a childs interest in reading. Media Specialist Jean Bohr decided it was time to add a little pizzazz to the childrens reading experience in the room. I wanted a mural to highlight characters from their books,Ž she explained.The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Northwest Business Council held the 23rd annual Christmas Party for adult clients of the ARC of St. Augustine. Over 50 attended the event on December 13 at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. Each year the Council receives a wish list of three to four presents from 25 to 30 clients from the ARC. Rhonda Hammell of Carr, Riggs and Ingram contacted members of the council and the Chamber Ambassadors to help buy gifts for each client. The night, always made festive by Santa Claus calling out names and giving out gifts, was Bartram Trail High-Q team blazes trail to regional competitionBy Jared Freitas, BTHS StudentMural brings characters alive at Cunningham Creek By Karl Kennell BUSINESS Y o u r Your I n c r e a s e Increasein 2012!Contact us today and ask about our 2012 discount plans!Linda Gaylg@rtpublishinginc.comare given the opportunity to answer a collaborative 10 point bonus question. Earlier in the day, Bartram, who went 7-0 in the regular season, (the only team to do so) defeated Nease 221-137. The Panthers kept it close in the “ rst round, as Bartram had less than a two question lead; however, BTHS pulled away in the second round by answering eight of the “ rst nine questions. Senior and varsity player Mitchell Zhang attributed Bartrams success to experience and new players. We have a much stronger math foundation this year and weve had many JV players rise up through the ranks which have de“ nitely given us an edge this year,Ž he said. The JV team had a much closer match with Creekside. The JV, who also went undefeated in the regular season, was playing from behind two and a half rounds before they managed to pull ahead in the last “ ve minutes of play answering the “ nal four questions to seal their victory 256-217. Despite the close score, the Bears were unfazed, as they have had other close victories this year against Ponte Vedra and again with Creekside. The JV team has done surprisingly well this year, considering they returned only one member from last years team, but they received lots of support from the varsity squad. I try to help them out at practice and give guidance whenever I can,Ž said junior and varsity player, Eric Terrell, who with senior varsity captain Volunteer mural painters are anked by Media Specialist Jean Bohr and Principal Allen Anderson.She especially wanted the room to be an enjoyable spot to discover the stories of each of the characters, so she placed a request for some artistic volunteers in the schools weekly newsletter, the Cardinal Chatter. Volunteer mother Ti any Wolfe came up with a design for a mural to be painted upon one of the rooms walls. Kathleen Vance, Martha Perez and Yamila The BTHS High Q team.Northwest Business Council hosts annual ARC Christmas partyBy Contributing Writer Debra Bulak, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce NW Business Council members were pleased to host the annual Christmas party for ARC residents.made exceptional by the appearance of Mrs. Claus who came to help this year. This is something the council looks forward to each year,Ž reports Tracey Phillips, Promotional Presence, president of the NWBC. This is the only Christmas that some of the clients will have each year. Over the years, we have gotten to know these men and women and enjoy seeing how much this party means to them.Ž The St. Johns County Northwest Business Council strives to create a presence for the growing Northwest area and increase business visibility throughout all areas of the county. For more information on how to get involved with the Chambers Northwest Business Council, please contact Debra Bulak, SJC Membership Manager, at 829-6476.CCE mural cont. on pg. 32 High Q cont. on pg. 30

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreeekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@rtpublishinginc.com or 886-4919. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy RT Publishing, Inc. 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Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2011. A Texas Hold em Fundraiser Tournament, bene ting Bartram Trail Relay for Life, will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Poker Room at St. Johns Greyhound Park. Check in is at 6:00 p.m. and Texas Hold em lessons/rules will be held at 6:30 p.m. The tournament begins at 7:00 p.m. A $50 Buy InŽ ticket includes 2500 chips, food and a donation to the American Cancer Society (ACS). The $20 ByStander ticket includes food and a donation to ACS. For tickets, please contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325. The Friends of Bartram Trail Library will present ACT and SAT preparation classes at the library. The SAT class will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the ACT class will begin at 6:30 p.m. All the classes will be held on Mondays. The class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 5 and March 12. Registration is required and class size is limited. Registration closes on January 24, 2012. A donation of $25 for each class series a student takes is requested. Please register via email to folbtl@gmail.com and include the students name, grade and class selection (ACT or SAT). The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will meet on Tuesday, February 14 at the Ramada Inn Mandarin beginning at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is open to everyone. We invite you to join us for breakfast and a fun morning of Bingo. Bingo cards will be available at the door at 10 cards for $5. There will be cash prizes. The breakfast bu et will be served for $12 per person. A check must be mailed by Wednesday, February 1 to secure your reservation. Please call Fran Albert at 230-6010 for more information. Our club is a Newcomers Club as well as a Womens Club. We put no time limits on how long you can be a member with us. Youre welcome to visit three events/activities then we ask that you pay your membership dues and join as a member. In addition to the monthly meetings, the club has a wide variety of interest groups. There are various card groups (bridge and canasta), golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, game day, bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, movie and lunch, a hiking group and community volunteer projects. For membership information or to receive a newsletter, please contact Vice President of Membership Ellen Brenner at 230-2676 (email: ebbjc@bellsouth.net). The fourth annual Health Fair at Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center will be held on Saturday, January 21 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This free community event is meant to promote health awareness in our community. There will be free medical screenings, health and “ tness-related exhibitors, and hourly demonstrations. Free on-site child care is available. Most exhibitors will be providing ra es, samples or giveaways. Attendees who participate in a Good HealthŽ scavenger hunt will have a chance to win a $200 Kindle Fire at the Health Fair. For further information, please see www.jcpcdd.org. If you are a lawn care professional who applies fertilizer and you do work in St. Johns County you are required by county ordinance to have GIBMP certi“ cation in order to apply fertilizers. This will be a statewide requirement in 2014. Also, if you apply fertilizers in Duval County, you are required to have GI-BMP certi“ cation. This training class hosted by Whats New Cont on pg 5 Recently we received a photo from Andrew Van Ohlen, J GS15 CIV USA USCENTCOM USAARGENT from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait showing him holding up a copy of The CreekLine. Van Ohlen is a member of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church and is stationed in Kuwait as a director of nancial operations for the services. He received the copy of The CreekLine included in a comfort package sent by Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council as part of their Operation Patriotism mission. The Knights regularly send comfort packages to those actively serving in the military from San Juan Del Rio parish. The CreekLine is read around the world STOP IN AND LEARN ABOUT MAKING Our in-house Healthy Eating Specialist can show you how to make simple changes for lifelong health and enrich your wellness journey through cooking classes, food demonstrations and one-on-one consultations. 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Page 4, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com (may be based on income) SCRAPBOOK 12276 San Jose Blvd Suite 701 Jacksonville, FL 32223 www.enchantedscrapbook.com (904) 647-6772 Come Scrap Your Stories! We can help you preserve your memories! From the beginner to the advanced scrapbooker, we have what you need! Located in the heart of Mandarin on San Jose Blvd just north of the Julington Creek Bridge. Bring in this ad for 5% OFF your entire purchase The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff The New Year is always an exciting time. On New Years Eve we celebrate to either put a not-so-good year to rest or to count our blessings for a good year now passing. In both cases we welcome the next 12 months with eager anticipation that it will be “ lled with good things for us, our family and friends. I am particularly looking forward to 2012 and the continuation of some exciting and rather dramatic changes that have been implemented for your St. Johns County Sheri s o ce. Every generation of law enforcement professionals has faced unique challenges and yet used those challenges to substantially improve their organizations and the quality of the services they provide. The depression of the 1930s, the civil rights era of the 1960s, the antiwar and anti-police environment of the 1970s and the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s all resulted in historic changes in the training, equipment and tactics we use to enforce the law and protect the public. In St. Johns County we now face another historic challenge. We must continue to provide premium law enforcement and public safety services in an environment of rapid population increases and revenue stream decreases. Thankfully at the SJSO we have a workforce of intelligent, hardworking people who have the creative energy to seek out innovative ways to address this mandate. As a result we have implemented a comprehensive change in the organization of the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce. There is a growing consensus that law enforcement can best control crime and provide the needed public safety services by being aware of identi“ able risks such as criminal hot spots, repeat victims and frequent o enders within a given geographical area, as discussed a couple of months ago in a column titled Intelligence Led Policing. This is a very di cult task in a county as large as ours and given that fact our o ce is solely responsible for all areas outside the Cities of St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach which have their own police departments. Our plan has reduced the size of the geographical areas for which assigned deputies, sergeants and lieutenants are responsible and created a new streamlined command sta to lead them. The county has been divided into two regions each overseen by a Regional Chief. Each region has two districts commanded by a District Commander. The District Commander could be comparable to a local police chief for the district in which you reside. The four districts have separated the county in the Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and the Southwest. There will be a “ fth district known as Central designed to perform the myriad additional duties that are critical to public safety such as Investigations, Communications, the SWAT team, Marine and Air Units and other necessary specialized support services for the districts and the two regions. It is my “ rm belief and desire that this plan will give you the opportunity to participate in the safety of your local area as you get to know patrol deputies, sergeants and lieutenants in your neighborhood and most likely your district commander who will be actively be involved in the local St. Johns County community where you live. This will be community policing at its best enhanced by the latest technology and best law enforcement support systems available today. As always I thank you for your support of the SJSO and welcome your comments and suggestions. My email address is dshoar@sjso.org. Sheri Shoar appointed Tommy Aman as the North Regional Chief during the recent reorganization of the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce. The geographical responsibility includes everything north of State Road 16 as well as the entire NW section of the county. Aman has worked his way up through the ranks since he began with the Sheri s O ce in 1987 as a patrol deputy. Brian Lee was selected as the NW District Commander which he considered an honor to be appointed this year by Sheri Shoar. Lee began with the Sheri s O ce as a patrol deputy in October 1986 and he recently re” ected on that time at the age of 20, I was on my “ rst day on the job as a Deputy Sheri backed into a driveway north of Orangedale on State Road 13 thinking, what have I got myself into? That thought did not last long, as I was quickly dispatched to my “ rst call and launched into an exciting and diverse career as a law enforcement o cer. The citizens of NW St. Johns County taught me many lessons, most importantly the value of community relationships and public trust. I have valued that through my career in many different functions as a law enforcement o cer. The evolution of services provided by the Sheri s O ce today is summed up in our agency mission statement of Taking Care of People.Ž Meet your new Sheri s O ce NW Regional Chief and District CommanderLee continued, NW St. Johns County today is a very diverse community that crosses most all social and economical lines. Our residential, educational and business communities have a low crime rate and an exceptional quality of life. Our responsibility as a Sheri s O ce is to serve with all aspects of our communities to maintain a safe and secure environment.Ž On the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., the NW Sheri s Advisory Council (ShAdCo) meets at the NW District Sheri s O ce, located in the County Annex at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard (o Race Track Road). This is an opportunity for the citizens to gain a better understanding of the services provided by the Sheri s O ce as well as receive a monthly briefing from sta on the activities of the agency in the NW District. The Sheri s O ce can be contacted by calling the nonemergency number 824-8304 or by visiting www.sjso.org. For emergencies contact 911. You can contact Commander Lee by contacting 209-1451 or bclee@ sjso.org and you can reach Chief Aman at 209-1951 or taman@sjso.org. We look forward to serving you.Re-organization Brian Lee Tommy Aman

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. 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 3000 Hartley Road, Suite 7Jacksonville FL 32257904.260.3812 www.reburkecpa.com The CPA Never Underestimate the ValueRobert E. Burke, CPA Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation As we begin a brand new year, many adventures await the St. Johns County School District. The Florida Legislature is in session beginning January 10, which always brings a certain amount of trepidation. Increasingly, the Legislature has removed local control and has dictated how our students are taught, how our teachers are evaluated and, beginning in 2014, how much we can pay them. Whenever legislators are in Tallahassee, we hold our breath and pray that they will not impose even greater requirements and mandates upon us. In light of that, our district has formed a team of business, community and educational leaders to help us in” uence what our legislators enact. The CARE Team, Citizens Action Regarding Education, was recommended by the Policy and Finance action team of the strategic plan initiative. The goal is to educate and build advocacy partners to assist the district when legislation is proposed that a ects our district. Under the leadership of Beth Sweeny, coordinator for governmental relations, the group held its “ rst meeting on December 15, 2011. It will work in conjunction with 50th No More to provide support and advocacy for our district. I am very grateful for those who are stepping forward to assist us in continuing to provide the very high quality of education that our students have enjoyed for so many years. On December 5, the School Board celebrated the o cial groundbreaking for the new elementary school being constructed near the Palencia community. The Mill Creek Elementary Chorus was on hand to provide entertainment, as well as several community members whose children will attend the new school. At the groundbreaking, Dr. Joseph Joyner announced that Don Campbell, current principal at Wards Creek Elementary, will be the principal of elementary L.Ž In January, the process for selecting teachers will be announced. Campbell will also begin to work with parents to give recommendations to the School Board for the name for the new school as well as to begin the process of selecting the mascot and colors. It is always an exciting time when a new school opens, and I anticipate this will be a smooth transition under Mr. Campbells leadership. With the construction of this school, our district will face the reality of almost total lack of new funds for school construction. Historically, the money for new construction has come primarily from a 2 mil levy on local property tax. Three years ago, the Legislature removed 0.25 mil of that money and transferred it to the general operating fund so that it could not be said that they had reduced funding for public education. The next year, they move an additional 0.25 mil from the capital levy to the general portion of the budget. Coupled with vastly declining property values, the yield on the current 1.5 mils is greatly reduced. In addition, PECO (Public Education Capital Outlay) dollars, which are generated from a communications tax, have almost dried up. The funds that remained were shifted entirely in the last legislative session to universities and charter schools. The result of all this is that our district has almost no money to build schools. We are appealing to the Legislature to again allow our board to replace the 0.25 mil that it moved from the capital budget to the general fund in order to generate the necessary funds to build the schools needed by our evergrowing student population. I wish everyone a very prosperous and blessed New Year. Thank you for your continued support of public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12.” .us. Whats New Cont from pg 3the University of Florida, IFAS is for you: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Extension O ce, Wind Mitigation and Resource Conservation Building, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. The cost of the class is $25 which includes lunch and all materials. Pre-registration is required by January 24. Please call 209-0430 for registration and additional information.The 19th annual RSVP Gala Chocolate and BeyondŽ will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, Building C in St. Augustine. A parade of savory delicacies including chocolate, desserts and other fare will be available from many of the areas “ nest restaurants and specialty shops. Live and silent auctions, ra e and contests will also be part of this exciting event. Chocolate and Beyond is hosted by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of St. Johns County and all proceeds bene“ t the program. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at Whetstones Chocolates and Cold Cow Ice Cream in St. Augustine or by calling 547-3945. JCP Singles Network is for singles 40s and up who are single, divorced, widowed looking to make new friends! This network originally formed in 2005 and we are looking forward to starting back up and continuing on. Its a great way to meet people, make new friendships and network. If you are interested in joining us and would like more information please email klandrum” @ comcast.net. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Thursday, January 19 and Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 827-6960. Winter has arrived in St. Augustine! Winter Wonderland kicks o the 22nd anniversary for Betty Gri n House on Saturday January 28, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Sawgrass Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach. This dazzling event is sure to be an amazing night with silent auction items, including gift certi“ cates to some of your favorite local restaurants. Entertainment from the Ron Perry Connection, playing a variety of music from classic rock, current hits, acoustic music and even dance hits! Fermin Spanish Guitar will entertain during dinner, playing classical Spanish guitar. Its a time relax and have fun after the holiday rush, so gather a group of friends to help support the vital life saving services provided by Betty Gri n House. Dinner will be a mix of bu et food stations including dessert, along with a cash bar. Tickets are just $85 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Dont miss out on this incredible event! Please call Kim Brum“ eld at 808-8544 to reserve your seats today. NAS Jacksonville Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of each month at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving. For more information, please visit www.nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stay-at-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Mothers with children of all ages are welcome. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead. These business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Our meetings and activities are during the day, when stay-athome moms need support most. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Activities are scheduled for almost every weekday of the month and moms may attend as few or as many activities as they like. Some of the activities we have planned are trips to the zoo, beach/pool days, storytime at the library, and playgroups at members homes and local parks. If you have any questions or would like to get more information to join, please e-mail Jenn at sanmoms@gmail.com, check out our website at http:\\ sanmomsclub.weebly.com or drop into our business meeting. 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. 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. Start 2012 off with a BANG!Call now to reserve YOUR advertising space in The CreekLine287-4913

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Page 6, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Dr. Gus J. Gari D.D.S. To Schedule an appointment call287-0033 January is a time for fresh starts, and what better way to start the new year than to commit to improving your health. Most resolutions concentrate on weight loss, but committing to these few tips can not only help in shedding the pounds, but also help your overall health. Flossing is one of the most important things you can do for your oral and overall health. The Mayo Clinic states that 65-80% of people have some form of gum disease. The reason is the plaque, which builds up inside the mouth and houses harmful bacteria. To effectively stop the progression of gum disease, you must disrupt this plaque everyday by ossing. As an added benet: a cleaner mouth means less stress, and allows your body to concentrate on other health issues. Dr. Oz, a popular TV medical host, states that ossing 1 time everyday can add 6 years to a persons lifetime. Food is another important part of our lifestyle. Did you know that Yogurt benets the gums in ways that milk and cheese do not? Yogurt contains live bacterial cultures, which are actually goodŽ bacteria. Yogurt benets periodontal health, due to the lactic acid it contains. There are other foods that benet better oral health, including: Vitamin C, which is believed to help gum disease due to powerful antioxidants, Vitamin D, which has been found to have anti-inammatory effects and may reduce susceptibility to gum disease, and cranberry juice, which may help gum disease by preventing bacteria from sticking to teeth. (Just be sure to look for the non-sugar version!) Have good oral health by visiting your dentist and checking your teeth and gums this new year. Our team at Dr. Garis Dental Ofce would like to wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year! New Smile Election Time is already upon us! The Florida Presidential Preference Primary Election will be held January 31 and is open to all registered Republicans who will participate in selecting Floridas Republican Presidential nominee. Please see the Elections Information page in this publication for a sample ballot and more information on the Election. A special note to Republican voters in Precincts 101, 105 and 110 … your polling places have changed. All Republican voters in these precincts will be receiving a polling place change notice shortly regardYour Vote Counts!By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections, St. Johns Countying the changes for the January election. The change for Precinct 101 was made from the Unity Church to the Julington Creek Annex since the church is no longer available for use as a polling place. The Annex is located directly behind the church on Flora Branch Boulevard. Precinct 105 is a temporary change due to construction at the South Hampton Community Center; voters will vote at the Faith Community Church, located at 3450 County Road 210 West, approximately one mile west of the entrance of South Hampton. Precinct 110, The Convention Center at World Golf Village, was not available January 31, so for the January election, Republican voters will be voting at the Ring Power Corporation, located at 500 World Commerce Parkway. Look for the signs which will direct you to the polling place. Additional Poll Deputies will be available to assist voters to the polling room and provide additional accommodations as needed for this temporary change. Should any of these polling places adversely a ect you and you are unable to vote at your new polling place, please remember there are other choices available for casting your ballot besides voting on election day at the polls. You can always request an absentee ballot or vote early. Very important Update your address before going to vote. Address changes can be made by phone; simply give From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 As we look back on 2011, as a county we have reason to celebrate. Here are a few highlights from 2011: 1) New “ re union contract negotiated resulting in savings of over $850,000 a year. 2) Communication system upgrade bid comes in $1.5 million below estimate; construction begins in 2012. 3) Major reduction in commercial impact fees and overhaul of transportation rules helps businesses thus strengthening our local economy. 5) Progress continues on the 9B extension, in line with transportation plans for our region. 6) St. Johns County business and community strengths featured in Florida Trends. 7) St. Johns County website overhauled. Now has more information and is easier for residents and businesses to use. Check it out at www. sjc” .us. 8) Nocatees bike paths, greenways and pristine 5,000 acre preserve are now open for you to enjoy and explore. 9) Promotion of new Fire Chief, Carl Shanks and a fond farewell to Chief Bobby Hall, who accomplished the conversion to a combined “ re-EMS system, saving lives and improving outcomes for residents and visitors. 10) Opening the long awaited Pine Island Road Fire Station serving Palencia, Kensington and Walden Chase as well as area businesses and schools. 11) Energy conservation plan resulting in annual savings of over $80,000 a year and eliminated $547,000 in repairs and maintenance cost. 12) School Board and County Commission districts redrawn after 2010 census. Both boards were able to agree on the same boundaries. This is both simpler and more cost e ective for our taxpayers. We can look forward to a few things in 2012: 1) Continued focus on growing our local economy. 2) Improved river access with opening of RiverTown Park along the William Bartram Scenic Highway. 3) Update of St. Johns Countys Fire Services Master Plan with a focus on cost effective delivery of services. I want to thank you for all you do to make St. Johns County a great place to live, work and play. Many of you volunteer at our libraries, parks and ball “ elds and give generously to support local causes. Government has a role, but our volunteers who outnumber county employees 10 to 1, make it a community. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Commissioner. Please call me at 669-2188 if you have questions or if may be of assistance.Happy New Year!us a call at 823-2238. You can also send us an email at elections@votesjc.com to update your address. The email must include your name, address and date of birth. This is particularly important to voters who have moved into St. Johns County and have not updated their address. Due to the new law, voters who have moved into the county and do not update their address prior to voting are required to vote a provisional ballot. If you are unsure of your registration status, use the Voter Information Lookup icon to check your registration, request an absentee ballot, check the status of your absentee request or locate your polling place. The county redistricting process has been completed and both the County Commission and School Board will again share the same voting districts for the next 10 years. Revised plan J was adopted by both boards and is available for viewing on our website. Changes brought about by the redistricting process will not a ect precincts for the January election. Be sure to check out our new website at www.sjcvotes. us. One of our newest features is the enhanced election night reporting results. You will now be able to watch the precincts as they report in and print reports directly from our website for speci“ c precincts or candidates. Let your voice be heard at the ballot box. Vote Your Way … Absentee, Early or Election Day Heres something we can all toast to: its looking like the New Year will bring continued improvement in our local housing market. A recent article in Builder Magazine put Jacksonville at number four out of eight cities countrywide with the healthiest housing markets of 2012. Builder Magazines annual list factors in housing projections based on projected price appreciation, population growth, income growth and improving employment picture. According to the article, Jacksonville has a strengthening employment picture... Employment is expected to increase 3.2 percent in 2012. With stabilizing home prices already, prices are expected to rise 5 percent next year and housing permits are expected to double.Ž The numbers cited in the article are encouraging: 2011 Building Permit Forecast: 2,284 2012 Building Permit Forecast: 4,363 At Davidson Realty, were seeing a similar positive trend in the housing market. After four years of declining sales and closings, we will end 2011 more than $7 million ahead of 2010 in closings. Its modest growth but its combined Outlook healthier for area housing marketBy Contributing Writer Sherry Davidson, President, Davidson Realty, Inc.with positive trends in pending sales, closings and decreased inventory in Northeast St. Johns County. Recent market statistics from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors showed a more than 30 percent drop in housing inventory in late 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. A continued drop in homes on the market will eventually lead to an increase in prices. Pending sales in fall 2011 are up more than 20 percent over pending sales in the same period in 2010. The average sales prices for single family homes in the following zip codes were: 32092/World Golf Village area: up slightly to $213,300 32095/Palencia area: up slightly to $261,084 32259/Julington Creek area: down slightly to $268,012 32082/Ponte Vedra area: up slightly to $604,325 For additional information, please contact sdavidson@ davidsonrealtyinc.com. The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.comFood for Fines a big success The St. Johns County Public Library System appreciates the continued support of our patrons and was happy to help to give back to the community during the recent holiday season. The Library System accepted non-perishable food items in lieu of overdue library nes from November 14 through December 22, 2011. As of December 14, over 8,850 items had been collected. All food collected was given to the Mental Health Food Closet for distribution to local families and residents in need. For more information, please visit the Library's website at www.sjcpls.org or contact Library Administration at 827-6925.

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 7 UP-TO-THE-MINUTE WAIT TIMES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Text ERŽ to 23000 for average ER wait times.A 2011/2012 U.S. News Best Hospital. WERE HERE WHEN YOUR FAMILY NEEDS US A 2011/2012 U.S. News Best Hospital. JACKSONVILLESYMPHONYORCHESTRADinnerandtheSymphony Forinfoandtoordertickets, callBillCosnottiat(904)356-0426. Saturday,January14,2012 Luxury Bus Service To and from the Times-Union Center, leaving from St. Johns and Mandarin.Pre-concert DinnerPrix Fixe Dinner at Omni, Bistro Aix or other fine restaurants. Premium Concert Seats $72 per person with dinner Tax and gratuity included. Mayo Clinic Coffee Series € Fidelity National Financial Pops Series BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD Steven Reineke, conductor € Ashley Brown, soprano € Ryan Silverman, tenorSelections from Wicked, Jersey Boys, Singin in the Rain, Star Wars and more. WATCH THESE PAGES FOR FUTURE DINNER AND THE SYMPHONY INFOBallroom With a Twist Mar. 3, 2012 Bond and Beyond Mar. 24, 2012 Cirque de la Symphony …Apr. 28, 2012 JaxSymphony.org HOTEL GETAWAYPackage! One night stay at a luxury hotel for two Two premium concert tickets Free parking and more From $169! Call (904) 356-0426 for details. Marion’s of Mandarin 904-262-9981 9735-2 Old St. Augustine Road(next to Hala Caf)Private setting for all customers. Wig maintenance, products, hats and accessories. Choose a new look for the New Year! New Hair Stylist available, call for appointment. Wig Boutique Peggy Hawkins, Owner Mean, hateful words. We hear them all the time in the hallway, on TV, even online. But it is hard to get a grasp on how much these insults really a ect other people. Thirty percent of American teens and children are CHS HappeningsThink before you speakBy Rachel Buff, CHS Studentinvolved in bullying. Most common is verbal violence, which can begin as early as elementary school. Perhaps the media has something to do with it, but the increasingly lax view on the impact of cruel words can only be attributed to their prevalence. Negative, rude, unnecessary language is becoming so much a part of our culture that we are largely desensitized to the pain with which it is associated. Many times, the abuse is not intended to cause direct damage. Words like gay,Ž ugly,Ž fatŽ and slutŽ are thrown around so openly, its no wonder the phrases are catching on at a young age. But though the words are not said with particular malice, its hard to not feel hurt by their bitterness. Fed up, several friends and I set out to make a point to the public. As part of a project with the non-pro“ ts Childrens International Summer Villages and Stand Together, we donned yellow shirts, made yellow posters featuring the slogan Think Before You Speak,Ž covered our mouths with yellow tape and hit the streets of St. Augustine. The positive feedback was remarkable. We walked the city in silent unity, well-received with thumbs-ups, high-“ ves and occasional hugs. Passing out extra yellow tape further spread the support as people posed with us for photos. With so much encouragement, it was easy to see the widespread e ect bullying does seem to have. If the tacit agreement of countless strangers can prove anything, its that change must be made. The majority of the community does not engage in bullying and the remainder does so mindlessly. Because very few individuals wish to cause intentional harm to others, stamping out verbal abuse can be a relatively easy task. The “ rst step is recognition, the second step is the spread of awareness and the third step is a consciousness of each word and its potential consequences. Yes, the elimination of bullying is possible. All it takes are a few people willing to stand up, speak out and be a part of something powerful. For additional information, please visit www.jax.cisvusa. org and www.standtogether.tv. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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Other positive accomplishments were hosting town hall meetings with the tax-payers, the adoption of a capital reserve plan/account and the evaluation of the facilities with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure accessibility. In addition, I proposed that the CDD hire a professional “ rm to perform a salary audit, that we form resident audit and “ nance committees and I introduced a 20 point plan that could have reduced assessments in the 2012 proposed budget without reducing the level of services. However, we have a lot more to accomplish. This year, I will push to review e ciencies and “ nd other ways to reduce expenses and/or raise revenues while keeping the same level of service. A great step at continual evaluation and review of how we do business was the suggestion made at the last meeting by Supervisor Brad Nelson. He requested the board of supervisors host a budget workshop in Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Sam Lansdale, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development Districtthe early spring before we start the next budget process and all supervisors agreed. During the next budget process I will propose that the CDD adopt a policy of beginning with the previous years actual numbers then adjusting the budget from that point, rather than beginning the process with the previous years budgeted numbers. As discussed in my last report, our 2011 operating expenses were approximately $302,000 or (6 percent) less than budgeted. That means your CDD … if it had better estimated the 2011 operating expenses could have reduced your assessment for that year by about $50 per single family household. Our operating expenses are (in most years) substantially under budget. Yes, it is good that we operated under budget. But I would argue that our budget process should have resulted in more accurate expense and revenue projections. In other words, a surplus is only a surplus if management actions resulted in cost savings after accurate budget projections. Additionally, I believe we could overall reduce the annual single family assessment by about $75, which accounts for about 9 percent of the budget or $500,000, all without changing the level of service or the capital reserve contribution. However, your board of supervisors would have to adopt a policy of reducing budget versus actual variances and require the user-paidŽ services to break even with other cost savings measures. In my opinion, tax money should be used to pay the infrastructure bonds, general overhead and operation/maintenance of the facilities. Any additional services and programs o ered by the CDD should be user-paidŽ and generate su cient revenues to at least cover the extra expenses required to provide such services. Examples include restaurant sales, parties, child care, all teams, all camps, swim lessons, tennis lessons, “ tness lessons, basketball lessons, skate lessons and any other services provided to select groups. The entire tax base does not receive direct bene“ t from those extraŽ services as the users do. For example, in the 2012 budget, the Cyber Caf Restaurant has a budgeted loss of $26,549. There are many examples of for-pro“ t restaurants being able to cover all operating expenses and still generate pro“ ts and we should be able to cover at least all operational expenses from the Caf Restaurant operation, since we have a captive audience and dont include overhead costs in the calculation. The JCP CDD provides a variety of activities that may interest you this winter. The Biggest Loser Challenge will begin January 15. Group “ tness classes will feature two Les Mills classes: Body Pump and Body Attack and weekend yoga workshops will begin. A free community health fair will take place on January 21. Thursday night line dancing on wood ” oors will begin January 19. Come “ nd out how well you know your signi“ cant other in our version of The NotSo-Newlywed Valentines social taking place on February 4. Also, the Loggerhead Swim Teams are currently hosting tryouts for the up-coming year. I encourage you to sign up for free e-mail alerts at www.jcpcdd.org to receive e-mail reminders of upcoming events and programs. 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 January 10, 2012 and February 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the JCP Recreation Center. Feel free to contact me day or night via email (SLansdale@jcpcdd.org ) or phone 509-4902. 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.Editors Note: The CreekLine is appreciative that Supervisor Lansdale approached us and offered to write a column for us to share with our readers. The CreekLine is, and has always been, agreeable to publishing columns penned by our elected of cials so that they may communicate directly with our readers, their constituents. Any questions or requests for additional public servant columns may be directed to editor@thecreekline.com.High School grades released in early January show that the St. Johns Coanty School District (SJCSD) continues to be a leader in performance and FCAT scores. The state released high school grades based on 2010-11 FCAT scores, as well as graduation rate, participation and performance in accelerated programs and college readiness skills. Out of the districts seven high schools, two received an A,Ž Nease and Ponte Vedra High Schools. Four received a grade of B,Ž Bartram Trail, Creekside, Pedro Menendez and St. Augustine High Schools and St. Johns Technical High School received an M.Ž I want to congratulate all of our students for their efforts and determination,Ž said Superintendent Joseph Joyner. I am very proud of all of our high schools for their outstanding results. When we look at our success it always comes down to the hard work of our students, quality teachers and dedicated parents and support sta .We are also fortunate to have outstanding leadership through our principals that maintain high expectations for all students.Ž I remain exceptionally proud of sta and students at Bartram Trail, Creekside, Pedro Menendez and St. Augustine High Schools,Ž he added. All of them earned enough points to receive an AŽ, but automatic triggers placed in subpopulations of students caused these four schools to receive a BŽ grade.Ž St. Johns Technical High School received an MŽ which signi“ es maintaining standards. St. Johns Technical High School is designated as an alternative school which observes a di erent rating system than traditional high schools. Improvement in reading and math gains for the 2010-11 school year were attributed to this grade. For detailed information on the 2010-11 high school grades, please visit http:// schoolgrades.” doe.org/. The Palencia Club Sunday, March 11, 2012Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start at 1:30 p.m. $125 per player / $480 per team On-Course contests 4-person Scramble Awards banquet following tournament Only 100 Player Spots Available Visit: www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com/events for more information and registration forms. AnnualSports Medicine ScrambleBenefiting the Sports Medicine and Student-Athlete programs of Bartram Trail and Creekside High Schools Mandarin292-0195St. Johns (CR210)429-0290 St. Johns County high schools receive high grades ( 904 ) 825 9960 In the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center on CR 210 W2220 CR 210 W, Suite 312, St. Johns, Florida 32259 Winter Special10% OFFAny dental treatment, including crowns, bridges, partials, veneers, etc. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 2/15/12New Patient Special Adults $99 & Children $79Includes dental exam and x-rays, a ”uoride treatment, teeth cleaning and polishing. Not valid with other oers. 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Page 10, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com 904.273.6200|www.pvps.com SIXLOCATIONS:Mandarin€PonteVedraBeach€Southside€AmeliaIsland€Riverside€St.Augustine WereinYourNeighborhood! 108BartramOaksWalkDr.Suite#201 Jacksonville,FL32259 RobertW.Burk,III,MD,FACSNowit'smoreconvenientthanevertomakeanappointment withoneofourprofessionaldoctorsinyourownneighborhood! Ourofficeisconvenient,relaxingandcomfortable,andnow yournextappointmentandconsultationcanbetoo!PVPSoffers treatmentsandconsultationswithDr.RobertW.Burkinouroffice nearyou.CertifiedbytheAmericanBoardofPlasticSurgery, Dr.Burkhasonegoalinmind…toprovidepatientswiththe highestqualityc areinarespectfulanddiscreetmanner. Contactustodaytoscheduleyourtreatmentorconsultation! New Phone Number is 285-ACHE(2243) in the Shoppes of St. Johns OaksAffordable Chiropractic Medicine US 1has moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in the Regions Bank building on A1A 240 Ponte Vedra Park Dr., #150 Does dark chocolate really help prevent breast cancer? Is your risk of getting breast cancer higher if you drink wine? Do implants increase your risk of recurrence if youre diagnosed with cancer and have reconstruction? These and other questions Mark your calendars for January 19Mayo Clinic to host free health forum on breast cancerBy Contributing Writer Cynthia R. Nelson, Mayo Clinicwill be answered when Mayo Clinic hosts a free interactive health forum Empower Yourself Against Breast CancerŽ on Thursday, January 19 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Julington Creek Plantation Clubhouse, located at 350 Plantation Club Parkway in St. Johns. All area residents are welcome to attend this free event, although advance registration is requested. Sarvam TerKonda, M.D., a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and chair of Mayo Clinics Breast Clinic and Sarah McLaughlin, M.D., a surgeon who specializes in breast cancer, will lead the evenings discussion. In addition to discussing how to lower your risk for breast cancer or if youre a survivor, how to reduce the risk of recurrence, they also will answer all of your general questions about breast cancer, including family history and genetics, as well provide information about the latest techniques for surgery and reconstruction. For more information or to register for the event, please call 953-0770 no later than January 14 as space is limited to 85 participants. Governor Rick Scott has an ongoing mantra: Florida is a low tax state for businesses. That is generally true, except for those businesses choosing to locate in a community development district (CDD). Collectively, CDDs/special taxing districts in Florida levy an average of $1.5 billion in fees every “ scal year. This is $1.5 billion beyond any state, municipal or county budget. A review of CDD records in St. Johns County shows businesses are proportionally taxed at a much higher level than businesses located in non-CDD areas. In some cases, taxes are double or more when adding in CDD fees. CDD fees are determined by locally chosen CDD boards of directors, not the State of Florida or any county elected body. Commercial property for businesses is often set aside by developers creating new communities seeking amenities for community residents, such as convenient shopping and services within the boundaries of new communities. But, because CDD fees are so high for businesses, often only large, high volume businesses … such as chain grocery stores … can a ord to be located in CDD commercial locations. Small, independent businesses which may provide a higher level of customer service or special, localized services are often unable to a ord to locate in CDD commercial space. At times, those developers caught with land for future use and sale or land which was not able to be sold prior to the Great Recession are themselves paying high CDD fees to the communities they created. Some business owners complain they were never told about CDD fees prior to signing leases and have huge fee surprises at the end of the year which ultimately cause them to go out of business. That argument could be questioned, since any new business generally performs due diligence before moving into new space and licensed Realtors are supposed to provide full information on all properties and costs prior to signing leases. All businesses in CDD commercial space are subject to CDD fees; there are no traditional tax exemptions which are found in property and sales taxes, such as for churches. While some argue CDD fees are proportioned based on those who can a ord to pay the most, others argue businesses in a fragile economy are sometimes pushed into insolvency by the same fees and the amount of the fees makes a di erence between pro“ t and loss, resulting in empty storefronts and lack of services for CDD residents. Here is a sample of CDD commercial fees and accompanying St. Johns County property taxes, based on 2011 collections. (Data collected from the St. Johns County Tax Collectors O ce.) Julington Creek Plantation CDD € A church … 2010 county taxes, $0; CDD fees, $10,760 € Commercial land … 2010 Fifth of a seriesSome businesses in CDDs pay double or more the normal property tax rateBy J. Bruce Richardsoncounty taxes, $9,329; CDD fees, $30,070 € A large chain pharmacy … 2010 county taxes, $27,119; CDD fees, $41,855 € An automobile tire store … 2010 county taxes, $7,200, CDD fees, $18,895 € Commercial building … 2010 county taxes, $11,276; CDD fees, $42,665 € Retail shopping center with a large chain grocery store … 2010 county taxes, $86,234; CDD fees, $194,342 Marshall Creek CDD (Palencia) € Land held by a developer … 2010 county taxes, $29,941; CDD fees, $97,086 € A commercial o ce building … 2010 county taxes, $17,419; CDD fees, $35,750 € Retail space … 2010 county taxes, $61,015; CDD fees, $67,500 € A bank building … 2010 county taxes, $7,190; CDD fees, $6,937 € A large chain pharmacy … 2010 county taxes, $9,323; CDD fees, $18,525 € A bank building … 2010 county taxes, $13,227; CDD fees, $11,001 € A commercial o ce building … 2010 county taxes, $11,593; CDD fees, $50,000 € Commercially developed land … 2010 county taxes, $23,651; CDD fees, $91,187 Sampson Creek CDD (St. Johns Golf and Country Club) € St. Johns Golf and Country Club 222 acres … 2010 county taxes, $28,465; CDD fees, $30,960 St. Johns Forest CDD € Land for development … 2010 county taxes, $2,506; CDD fees, $26,716 Tolomato CDD (Nocatee) € Land for development … 2010 county taxes, $1,366; CDD fees, $176,554 € Commercial o ce building … 2010 county taxes, $83,798; CDD fees, $34,927 € Commercial land … 2010 county taxes, $8,613; CDD fees, $23,285 € Commercial shopping center with chain grocery store … 2010 county taxes, $105,495; CDD fees, $162,077 € High rise condominium building … 2010 county taxes, $8,539; CDD fees, $212,969J. Bruce Richardson, a resident of Jacksonville, has created many successful marketing, advertising, public relations, fund-raising and political campaigns. A former newsroom staffer of the late Jacksonville Journal, Mr. Richardson has an educational background in management and nance. Greenbriar Animal Hospital We Celebrate The HumanPet Bond 1004 State Road 13Richard M. Oglesby, D.V.M.Constanze Goricki, Dr.med.vet287-5570 PET GOT BAD BREATH? FEB IS DENTAL MONTH! BOOK EARLY FOR DENTAL SPECIAL! ITS HERE!FINALLY PAIN FREE ...DRUG FREE THERAPY! Reintroduce Your Pet To Activity! UNF Small Business Lunch & Learn Workshop Tuesday, January 24 11:30 am Bartram Trail Branch Library ought about starting your own business but dont know if you have the skills? Some questions to ask yourself are: Are you persistent? Do you have access to the cash needed to start and stay in business? Are you willing to take a chance? is workshop will give an overview of what it takes to start a new business. Are you a...Small Business?Medium Business?Large Business?Use your advertising dollars wisely! Call today!287-4913 The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 11 Dr. Levine is dedicated to your family’s 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 A. Noell, PA-C 13 p p 2 2 2 2 2 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 7 7 9 9 4 Have a Happy and Healthy New Year! www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md Start o a New Year! Going down the checklist for this time of year, the tree and wreaths are back in the attic and the glitter is somewhat vacuumed out of the carpet. All the forbidden food has been removed from the fridge and pantry and has been replaced by fresh fruits and veggies. My next to do on the list is to reline the kitchen shelves with new paper and clean the woodworkƒ but that just doesnt get it! I am bored! I want to do something new, re-invent myselfŽ in some way, as my friend puts it. I have been itching to learn more about gardening with ” owers and herbs. In the past I have just played around with plants, kinda hit or miss in getting things to grow in our neck of the woods. My nice selection of books on these subjects points me in a direction, but I have been losing more of my investment in plants than getting them to actually thrive and grow. Maybe I need to get some professional help, huh? Well, in researching this subject in ole zip code 32259, I “ nd a wealth of knowledge out there to partake in so to speak! The St. Johns County Extension O ce is a great start. They actually have two new classes starting up in January that you can sign up for right now and they are available for a nominal fee. The “ rst one is a Landscape Design Class which begins January 18. The class will meet for three consecutive Wednesdays in the wind Mitigation Building located at 3111 Agriculture Center Drive which is o of State Road 16 just down Interstate 95. This would be great if you have a new home or just need to tidy up a tired or boringThe Lifestyle GuruBy Joy Hartleyplanting area. The second class teaches you about growing systems; it covers which seeds are easy to germinate and the proper varieties to grow in this area. This covers both annuals and vegetables that can be gown from seeds. This class meets only one time from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on January 24 at the Extension O ce. The folks who answer the phones over at the Extension O ce are quite helpful and very friendly. They seem to really enjoy what they do. I have called there in the past to ask the Master Gardeners questions on some of my lawn problems. Their phone number is 209-0430. Oh, by the way, if you are really up to the challenge, you can be a Master Gardener! In May they will be taking applications from residents of St. Johns County to complete the intensive horticultural education provided by the University of Florida. It is provided to quali“ ed applicants at no charge if the person commits to donating 75 hours of volunteer time back to the Extension Service and its projects. Now this sounds really fun! I have also put some feelers out about the Switzerland Garden Club. I always enjoy the Butter” y Garden that they designed and still maintain out in Alpine Groves Park. These gals also put together a fundraiser last fall that bene“ ted the Corridor Management Council of the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway. They sure put a lot of beautiful handiwork out and about in our community! For more information on the Switzerland Garden Club, please contact Beverly Fleming at Trout Creek Recreation Center at 522-1573. For some January comfort food, I am sharing a recipe I ran into during the holidays. My little southern girl friend, Dorothy Majors out in Cimarrone served this one up and it was a crowd pleaser! Sausage Corn Bread 1 1/3 cups SR Corn Meal 1 17 oz. can cream corn 2 cups grated cheddar 1 lb. bulk sausage 1 onion chopped 2 eggs, beaten cup milk cup veggie oil Brown sausage and onion, drain. Combine eggs, meal, corn, milk and oil. Pour half of batter in dish (10.5 inch skillet or 2 quart baking dish). Sprinkle with meat and cheese, then pour remainder of batter on top. Bake at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes. At long last, locally owned and operated Sun Tire has realized its goal of establishing a brand new store in the rapidly growing Julington Creek area. Along with Sun Tires other eight Jacksonville locations, Dick Erickson, Aaron Wood and their sta couldnt be happier. As a resident of Mandarin, we have worked countless hours securing just the right location to serve the community of Julington Creek,Ž Erickson said. Sun Tire is Jacksonvilles largest locally owned and operated tire company. They also specialize in many automotive needs such as brake service, alignments, suspension repair and oil changes. Long known for its honesty and integrity, Sun Tire employs over 100 Jacksonville residents and has done so for over 30 years. Sun Tires Fast Lane service has become the model for other tire stores in Jacksonville. Committed to excellence, Sun Tire guarantees that new tires are installed in 45 minutes or less, re” ecting its commitment to customer service. Sun Tire also supports numerous local charities and encourages their Tire store opens in Julington Creekemployees to do the same. Recently, Sun Tire has contributed to the Creekside High School Booster Club, Julington Creek Baseball, the Historical Society of Orange Park as well as the Semper Fidelis Society. As part of its Grand Opening, Sun Tire encourages all Julington Creek residents to stop by and get acquainted. All customers will receive $14.99 oil changes, $39.99 alignments and a free inspection of their vehicles major systems and tires. Speaking of tires, Sun Tire repairs ” at tires free of charge. This practice has been in e ect longer than most tire stores have been in Jacksonville. Sun Tires motto of You can depend on us,Ž can be felt all over Jacksonville. Well known for doing the job right the “ rst time, Sun Tire is proud to become a member of the business community in Julington Creek. We thank you for your kind words, emails and encouraging telephone calls welcoming us to the neighborhood. Look for their ad on page 39 of this issue of The CreekLine. Our thrift shop is need of donations! Winter is typically a slow time for donations and fewer donations equals less money for the participants of our programs. We are hoping that you can help us recruit new donors of gently used merchandise to help our outreach and shelter participants. Maybe you even have a few things in the garage to donate! Our thrift shop uses 100 percent of the proceeds to assist with the shelter and care of abused women and children and it is a key source of revenue for Betty Gri n House. Donating is easy. The Thrift Shoppe located at 445 State Road 13 North in St. Johns is open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, as well as 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday and donations are always accepted during open business hours. The Shoppe accepts all gently used merchandise from books and clothing, to furniture and electronics (for full list, please visit www.bettygri nhouse.org). In the case of large furniture, pickups are available by calling 230-5435. All donations are tax deductible.Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe in need of donationsIf you are talking with a friend or a neighbor, please take a minute and let them know about our need for donations. Or send them an e-mail with a link to our website. With your help we can help our participants and keep the spirit of the season strong by making our thrift shoppe the destination for shoppers and donors. As a private, nonpro“ t agency, going into its 21st year, Betty Gri n House provides emergency shelter to abused women, men, and their minor children. Other support services available to shelter residents and non residents include a 24hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, forensic / medical rape exams and legal assistance. Con“ dential individual and group counseling are available in all parts of St. Johns County including Hastings, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns, St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. For more information visit their web site at www.bettygri nhouse.org. 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Page 12, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Trout Creek Location at World Golf VillageOVER 45 ACRES OF PLANT MATERIAL WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PLANTS IN STOCK... S J &NURSERY & LANDSCAPING W orld Golf V i G IN GOD WE TRUST TOTAL LANDSCAPES DESIGN & INSTALLATION SODDING & IRRIGATION DEBRIS REMOVAL NEW YEARS SALE! 20% Off Every plant and tree in stock (over 45 acres) ( Our Regular Price or any competitors Regular Price)THE BIGGEST SALE OF PLANT MATERIAL IN FLORIDA CONTRACTORS WELCOME Free Estimate & Consultation! Call Today for a Consultation!904-880-3200Located in the Julington Creek Business Park 12627 San Jose Blvd, Suite 601 Jacksonville, Florida 32223 Visit our website:www.dkbrierycpa.com Tax Tip of the Month 30 + years of serving clients.D.K. Briery, CPA, PLCCertified Public Accountant IRS is imposing a lot more penalties on taxpayers these days—especially for negligence and tax understatements. However, almost 25% of these penalties levied on individuals for 2010 were abated. Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certi“ed Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D. Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 Continued from the November and December 2011 issues of The CreekLine. Please refer to the prior issues for the beginning of the document. Prior issues of The CreekLine are available online at www.thecreekline.com.Article. II. Section. 1.The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his O ce during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an O ce of Trust or Pro“ t under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector. The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certi“ cates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the “ ve highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; a quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President [Modi“ ed by Amendment XII]. The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States. No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the O ce of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that O ce who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty “ ve Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. In Case of the Removal of the President from O ce, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said O ce, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what O cer shall then act as President, and such O cer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected [Modi“ ed by Amendment XXV]. The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them. Before he enter on the Execution of his O ce, he shall take the following Oath or A rmation: „ I do solemnly swear (or a rm) that I will faithfully execute the O ce of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.Ž Section. 2.The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal O cer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective O ces, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment. He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other O cers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior O cers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. The President shall have Power to “ ll up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session. Section. 3. He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Of“ cers of the United States. Section. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Of“ cers of the United States, shall be removed from O ce on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. Constitution for the United States of AmericaAs a community service, The CreekLine community newspaper will be publishing the Constitution for the Untied States in its entirety over the next several issues. Please check back next month for the continuation. Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!287-4913sales@thecreekline.com High School ShowcaseJanuary 26, 2012 5:30 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m. World Golf Village St. Johns County School District’s annual

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 13 (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.€Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistry€Periodontics€Prosthodontics Race Track Blvd.Flora Branch Blvd. 990 Flora Branch Boulevard St. Johns, Florida 32259 www.theacademyatjulingtoncreek.net $50 OFF Winter Special! Make Plans for your 2 and 3 Year Olds! $50 off per week for January and February Full time students only A BEKA CurriculumCharacter Development Please visit our new center and take a personal tour. Marcia Pozin Executive Director 904-230-8200. Located in Mandarin Point Shopping Center Next to Bealls We Know Hair!FOIL SALE$ $Special for old friends or new* Cannot be combined with other specials. January only. No rain checks or credits. Expires 1/31/12 & In a Sunday edition of the local daily newspaper which I was reading in my o ce early the next Monday morning, I spotted a photo that I could not believe I was seeing! Right there was our own Kameron Wright with his Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama! The photo was taken at the annual Army/Navy game the previous Saturday afternoon. I looked at the clock on the wall and called Wrights mom, Julie and said, Did you see the newspaper yesterday?Ž She said, No,Ž to which I retorted, Pour me a cup of co eeƒ I am coming over!Ž I knew she was about to leave for her commute to work and I wanted her to have a copy of the paper to take with her for bragging rights! The Associated Press chose that particular shot with Wright in the foreground to send all around the world; it ran in hundreds of newspapers the morning after the game! Fruit Cove midshipman pictured with PresidentBy Donna KeathleyBill Wright, Kam Wrights dad, smugly said, We knew he would meet his Commander in Chief one day, but we didnt have any idea it would be this soon!Ž The photo was taken at the 112th Army-Navy game in Landover, Maryland, on December 10 as the president sat in the stands with Navy midshipmen. Wright reminded me to state here that the Navy won the game for the 10th year in a row! When Wright was home for his holiday leave, we had a chance to chat about his infamous experience. He stated that he was informed the day before the game that he would be sitting with the president. He was required to write a biography which was used for brie“ ng the president and vice president before they arrived at the game. He was chosen for the honor because of his rank; he is the Brigade Sergeant Major, a leadership position, which means he is the highest ranking junior in the Naval Academy. The photos were also online on the front page of Yahoo; included in their collection were photos of Wright with Vice President Joseph Biden who was also in attendance. During their visit Biden passed o an honorary vice presidential challenge coin to Wright as part of their formal handshake. I enjoyed chatting with Biden and his wife,Ž stated Wright. They were very likeable.Ž I was also pleased to be sitting with the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, who had awarded me his honorary challenge coin last fall,Ž he added. Wright said these two coins make up a nice collection alongside his “ rst challenge coin which was presented to him by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta Admiral Michael Miller at a lecture he attended at the academy previously this year. Wright graduated from Nease High School; his family resides in Fruit Cove.The Wright familys collection of photos depicting Kameron Wright at the Army Navy game with President Obama and Vice President Biden. Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 14, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com 101* Julington Creek Annex 725 Flora Branch Blvd St. Johns 102 Fruit Cove Middle School 3180 Race Track Rd St. Johns 103 San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church 1718 State Road 13 N St. Johns 104 Bartram Trail Branch Library 60 Davis Pond Blvd St. Johns 105* Faith Community Church 3450 County Road 210 West, St. Johns 106 Switzerland Community Church 2179 State Road 13 N St. Johns 107 Celebration Lutheran Church 810 Roberts Rd St. Johns 108 Bartram Trail High School 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway St. Johns 109 St. Johns County Fire/Rescue Station 6010 State Road 13 N St. Augustine 110* Ring Power Corporation 500 World Commerce Parkway … St. Augustine 111 Sawmill Lake Community Center 225 N Mill View Way Ponte Vedra Beach 112 St. Francis in the Field Church 895 Palm Valley Rd Ponte Vedra *Denotes New or Temporary Precinct Location PRECINCTLOCATION ADDRESS VOTE BY MAILABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Call 904-823-2238 Website: www.sjcvotes.us Send a request by mail Request in person at our oce Last day for requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed is January 25, 2012 HAS YOUR SIGNATURE CHANGED? current at all times, especially if you vote by absentee ballot. the Supervisor must compare the signature on a voters record with the signature on the absentee ballot envelope and the two must match, according to section 101.68 F.S. application, available on-line at www.sjcvotes.us VOTE EARLY Begins : Saturday January 2 1stSaturday and Sunday 9 AM 4 PM M onday Friday 8 AM 5 PME nds : Saturday January 28th 4 PMAll eligible, registered voters may cast their ballot at AN Y Early Voting Site. WHEN VOTING provisional ballot. For your V OTE to Count the OVALŽ to the l eft of your c hoi c e. EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS: JANUARY 31, 2012 You must be registered with a Political Party to vote in the Partys Primary. OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOTPRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY REPUBLICAN PARTY PRESIDENT(Vote for One)Mi c he l e Ba c hmann Herman Cain Newt G ingri c h Jon Huntsman G ary Johnson Ron Pau l Ri c k Perry Mitt Romney Ri c k Santorum

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 15 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit CovePh: 230.8881 52 Tuscan Way, #202Publix Center at International Golf Dr. and SR 16 Ph: 940.0055 www.maymgt.com MAY Management Services, Inc.Licensed Property ManagementMAY Realty & Resort RentalsLicensed Real Estate Brokerage “Our job is to help Boards of Directors successfully manage their Associations” The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village Tim HutchisonRegional ManagerJulington Creek Plantation 1637 Racetrack Road #206 St. Johns, Florida 32259904-880-8796New Of“ce!Pam Drury Licensed Property ManagerDottie KrinerLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-Kelley, CAMRegional ManagerDiane HartmanLicensed Property ManagerKathy May“eldLicensed Property ManagerDeborah AlleyLicensed Property ManagerLaura QualantoneLicensed Property Manager904-940-1002 ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Short days and long nights are perfect for curling up with a good book. Balancing books and ebooks is my goal for this year. I just recently discovered the 39 Clues Rapid Fire ebooks. They are releasing one per day beginning December 25. At the time of publication they will all be available to read at once but this series is only available online. If you havent picked up the 39 Clues series, this is a really fun series to read. The main protagonists, Amy and Dan, are in a race against other branches of their family to “ nd all 39 clues. Each clue leads them to some place di erent, sending them around the world as well as helping them to learn about famous people and landmarks. A di erent author writes each of the 11 books in the series. Scholastic has an interactive website that goes along with the books. The great part about reading the books now is that all 11 books have been published and you arent left waiting for months to read the next book. They now have a new series, Cahills vs. Vespers which is up to book three of a six book series. This is a great family read. We have lots of copies in the media center if you wanted to get started on this series! Finally vampires truly seem on their way out, at least in the middle school crowd. The most popular genre at this point seems to be the dystopian. I have mentioned it in the past. What I like about this genre is the wide variety of settings so that it seems to me that none are the same. One of the more overlooked dystopian series is Katherine Fishers Incarcerion and Sapphique I havent read One area of confusion for buyers and sellers is the role real estate licensees have in real estate negotiations. There are three basic options in a real estate transaction that a brokerage “ rm can assume: no brokerage agreement, transaction broker and single agent. In a no brokerage agreement the agent is simply handling the paperwork of the transaction and cannot represent or negotiate on behalf of the buyer or seller. As a transaction broker, the agent provides limited representation and does not have a “ duciary relationship Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle Schoolthem but they are now on my to readŽ list and I wonder if there will be a third book. This series lends itself to the more sophisticated reader. Another from this genre that has been repeatedly recommended is Ally Condies Crossed There is one more for this series that has not yet been released. Readers alert: You need to check out The Inquisitors Apprentice by Chris Moriarty. The setting is New York City and its a mix of cops and magic„looks like it is likely to be the start of a really great series. It is de“ nitely on my need to read list. Using Guys Lit Wire,Ž a blog I recently discovered, I have another one to add to my to readŽ list. The title and cover alone make you want to pick it up and start reading. Janice Repkas The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco is “ lled with male middle school humor along with dodgeball in the center target. Community Story Hour is postponed until March when we will pair it with a band concert. Keep an eye out for the details in the next issue of The CreekLine. We hope to have the “ re department join us. We had so much fun a few years ago when they brought one of their engines to PBMS.Explaining agencyŽ representing people vs. paperBy Contributing Writer Denise Bash, Realtor, Prudential Network Realtywith the buyer or seller. A single agent is working in a “ duciary capacity and must provide loyalty, con“ dentiality and obedience to the principal whereas other forms of representation will not. More and more buyers and sellers are looking for full representation from their broker that a single agency provides. As a transaction broker, the buyer or seller is a customer of the agent and has given up their right to undivided loyalty from the licensee. In other words, a transaction broker may not work to the detriment of either party in a real estate transaction, but conversely cannot work to bene“ t either party either. Many brokers have opted for this limited representation to avoid legal responsibility. The highest degree of accountability comes with single agency. As a single agent, the broker has a “ duciary relationship and owes complete allegiance to the buyer or seller, who is then referred to as a principal or client. This means that the single agent is not only allowed to work to the bene“ t of their principal, by law the agent must work to achieve the best terms for their principal. A single agent must provide loyalty, con“ dentiality and obedience to the principal, whereas other forms of representation do not. More and more buyers and sellers are looking for full representation from their broker that a single agency provides. As our industry evolves and customers continue to demand a higher degree of accountability from their real estate broker, agents are faced with the question of whether they want to represent people or paper and in the end, it is the buyer or seller that will decide if they want to be a principal or a customer. Area Market Update: St. Johns County: All numbers based on an average of sold listing during the past 30-days November 8 … December 8, 2011 Number of Houses Sold: 88 List Price: $227,658 Sold Price: $220,458 List Price per Square Foot: $91.89 Sold Price per Square Foot: $89.19 Square Footage: 2396 Days on Market: 146 For additional information, please contact denisebash@ yahoo.com. All branches of the St. Johns County Public Library will be closed:Monday, January 16in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com

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Page 16, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com For Appointment Call904-230-0080 NEW LOCATION! 485 State Road 13Suite 3 (Next to Burger King) Dr. Thomas Lahmannwww.julingtoncreekchiro.com Is Back or Neck Pain Impacting Your Life? 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: MICHAEL BOYER PAINTING, LLC287-2203 Licensed & Insured #ST-5178 LLC 25%Discount on ALL Interior Paint jobs for month of January! Happy New Year! www.bash.listingbook.comDENISE BASH, Realtor, Prudential Network Realty 11576 SAN JOSE Boulevard JACKSONVILLE, FL 32223denisebash@yahoo.com A s your "single agent", I make sure to work and achieve the best terms for You T hinking of Bu y ing or Se ll ing a home ?Call Denise Bash where you will experience the difference ( 904 ) 568-5198 www.lifespanyoga.com 12276 San J ose B l vd. Suite 207 J a c ksonvi ll e F L 3 222 3904-233-6162 The St. Johns County Public Library System is proud to announce that it has chosen Lauren Hillenbrands UnbrokenŽ for St. Johns Reads 2012. UnbrokenŽ is the story of Louis Zamperini, whose story could have “ lled many books. A boy on the verge of juvenile delinquency, Zamperini channeled his energy into running, which took him to the 1936 Berlin Olympics and within reach of the four-minute mile. During World War II, his true mettle would show itself, as he endured 43 days lost at sea only to “ nd himself in a Japanese POW Camp. UnbrokenŽ is a book as mesmerizing as it is inspiring, and will appeal to all audiences. From Hillenbrands website: On a May afternoon in On the weekend of September 23-25, 2011, Annual DOCNA National Championships were held. These championships were a combined Western and Eastern Championships (competitors could enter either) which provided an opportunity for more people to enter our national event. The Eastern Championships were hosted by DOCNA with assistance from the Sugar Bush Farm and were held in Stephentown, New York, while the Western Championships were hosted by DOCNA with the assistance Unbroken, a tale of endurance and survival is this years St. Johns Reads book!1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Paci“ c Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the planes bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. In her long-awaited new book, seven years in the making, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in her blockbuster bestseller, Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a mans journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.Ž This is the seventh year that the Library System has hosted St. Johns Reads. Throughout the month of February, each library location will host a variety of programs and events including book talks, lectures about WWII Liberty Ships, Japanese culture, a POW documentary, genealogy programs, dance lessons and much more. The entire program will wrap up with a spectacular Salute to Veterans Dance at the Council On Aging River House on Sunday, February 26 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., featuring live music by the E.T. Swings the Thing Band. To read UnbrokenŽ or to learn more about St. Johns Reads, please contact your local library or visit our website at www.sjcpls.org. Mandarin resident wins National Agility titleof Zippity Do Dogs and were held in Grand Junction, Colorado. Each of the locations o ered the following events as are run on a normal DOCNA show weekend: Traditional Gamblers, Strategic Time Gamble, Snakes `N Ladders and Trigility. The scoring and placements for these events were regional (not combined with the other location). Recently located to Mandarin from Grand Junction Colorado, Pamela Wiltgen of Far-Fetched TalesŽ won the National Agility title for the seventh time. Wiltgen operates a dog-training business, not limited to the sport of agility, but also dealing with behavior problems, basic obedience, puppy kindergarten and obedience. Florida is now her home. Two di erent entities are involved in her e orts of working with dogs. First is the FarFetched Tales,Ž which o ers agility training but also works with various breeds of dog training obedience, problem solving, puppy kindergarten, seminars and public speaking. Just newly added is the o ering of CGC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator recognized by AKC. The second entity is Labor of Love Therapy Dogs,Ž where she emphasizes dog/human contact to bring exceptional bonds between challenged people and dogs. Therapy dogs help people primarily in emotional ways, boosting morale, alleviating depression and helping brighten what might otherwise be a routine, lonely and boring day for those who reside in care facilities. Aside from entertainment purposes, dog agility training makes your dog vigorous and alert. Agility training will also allow your dogs to perform obstacles. With this kind of training, dogs can improve coordination through the basic training exercises used to teach jumping and ramp work. More importantly, you and your dog will build a better bond. This training teamwork nurtures a good communication between the pet owner and the dog which improves their working relationship. Running your dog in your own backyard over a couple of jumps or through a tunnel is rewarding to both you and your dog. Physical exercise for both owner and dog, bonding with your dog and additional training always bene“ ts the animal. Please see the Far Fetched Tales ad in this issue of The CreekLine!As temperatures start to decrease this winter, many are looking for ways to stay warm. The United States Fire Administration states that over onethird of Americans use “ replaces as their homes primary source of heat. According to the most recent statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 25,100 chimney “ res are responsible for 30 deaths and $126.1 million in property damage on Safety Series: Fireplace SafetyBy Contributing Writer Meghan Bender, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation average each year,Ž according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Next time youre ready to warm up next to the “ replace, remember these safety tips: € Always keep the glass open when burning a “ re, this will allow air to be pulled up and cool the chimney € Keep the “ re place screen closed when burning a “ re to prevent sparks from ” ying onto the carpet € Keep stacked “ rewood outdoors and at least 30 feet away from building structures € Never use ” ammable liquids to start a “ re € Store ashes away in a metal container and store them away from combustibles and wood ” oors € Do not leave a “ re unattended and make sure the “ re is completely put out before leaving the room € Keep the roof and chimney clear of hanging branches, leaves, pine needles and other debris € Fireplace “ res should be burned for a short-duration of time and never longer than “ ve hours € Never use a vacuum to clean up ashes because live coals could potentially remain € When using your “ re place, open a window to prevent the room from becoming smoky These safety tips are brought to you as part of the prevention and education mission of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, January 23 7 pmThis month is a “Reader’s Choice” selection. Bring in one of your favorite reads to share with the group! New members are always welcome!

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 17 Are breast implants really safe? My mother/sister/ cousin had breast cancer. Do I need genetic testing? Can a daily glass of wine lower my risk of breast cancer?When should I have reconstruction? What options do I have?Will a double mastectomy mean I cant get breast cancer again?Sarvam TerKonda, M.D. Sarah McLaughlin, M.D.Learn more about the latest in prevention and treatment of breast cancer … how to lower your risk, how genetics comes into play, and the latest techniques for surgery and reconstruction. Join members of Mayo Clinics Breast Clinic for an informal yet informational evening thats all about breast cancer. Sarvam TerKonda, M.D. a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and chair of the Breast Clinic, and Sarah McLaughlin, M.D. a surgeon who specializes in breast cancer, lead the evenings discussion and provide tips you can trust. They will answer questions about risk, family history and genetics, recurrence and more. Space is limited. RSVP requested by Jan. 14 to (904) 953-0770.Thursday, Jan. 19 7 8:30 p.m. At the Plantation Clubhouse Julington Creek Plantation Club 350 Plantation Club Parkway St. Johns, FL 32259 Refreshments provided RSVP by Jan. 14 (904) 953-0770 Get answers to your questions about breast cancer. Ask our breast cancer specialists at a free forum on Jan. 19 at Julington Creek Plantation Club.

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Page 18, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com 108 Bartram Oaks WalkLocated inside the Spa and Salon at Bartram Walk.899-1234www.hairbycarl.comCarl Slack Start the New Year with a New Style! Lindell & Farson, P.A.Attorneys At LawConveniently Located in South Mandarin 12276 San Jose Blvd., Suite 126 Jacksonville, FL 32223-8630904-880-4000 www.lindellfarson.com J. Michael Lindell, Esq.James A. Farson, Esq.Roger K. Gannam, Esq. R. Howard Walton, Esq. Automobile, Motorcycle & Trucking Accidents, Insurance Disputes, & Wrongful Death Complex Business, Real Estate, & Construction Disputes LINDELL &FARSON Lindell & Farson, P.A. 904-880-4000 Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center 350 Plantation Club Parkway, St. Johns, FL 32259(904) 821-3630 Saturday, January 21st 11am until 2pmat the Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center FREEOpen to the Public!Free Medical Screenings Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a $200 Kindle Fire Samples & Giveaways Valuable Health Information Free Childcare Come Rain or ShineExhibitors include: AAA Allergy & Asthma Specialists of North Florida Avecina Medical CVS Minute Clinic CVS Pharmacy Edible Arrangements Go Pro Tennis Julington Creek Academy of Martial Arts Mass Mutual Financial Design Associates OnStar Entertainment Pinnacle Physical Therapy & Sports Performance South Mandarin Chiropractic Weaver & Stratton Pediatric Dentistry American Red Cross Baptist Medical Center South SAFE Pet Rescue of NE Florida St. Johns County Sheris Oce The Blood Alliance And moreƒ! Switzerland Point Middle School students and school community have rallied around SPMS teacher Connie Van Winkles three year old granddaughter Roxie, who was recently diagnosed with a very serious form of cancer, by raising money with Pajama Bottom Day and Hat Day.Ž Students could participate by donating $1 each to wear either pajama bottoms or hats to school. According to SPMS teacher Dotti Anagnostou, Its unbelievable the amount of money that they donated! Kids came in and gave $5 or $10 of their own money. Weve raised about $2,000 to go towards Roxies impending medical bills.Ž Please visit the website http://teamroxie.weebly.com/ to learn more about this familys story. Newcomers of North St. Johns collected 123 childrens books and one DVD at their recent holiday meeting/luncheon. The books and DVD are being donated to our St. Johns County Public Library who need new childrens books because of budget cuts. Looking through some selections are Kathi Anthony, Jessica Dupres, Flo Mead, Judy Kinnecom and Toni Siriani. (Special thanks to Toni Siriani who delivered everything to the library!) Welcome to 2012! The LPA PTO would like to welcome all students and sta back to school! We hope you all had a fun, yet relaxing, winter break and are ready to tackle the second half of the academic year. We would also like to thank everyone for all of your support, so far, during this school year. We could not support LPA and all of its students and sta without you. But its not over yet! Please read on and join us in the many exciting events that we have planned during the next several weeks. We look forward to seeing you there, and have a safe, healthy and happy 2012. The Epic Adventure begins at LPA! Our annual Boosterthon Fundraiser begins January 30, 2012 and concludes on February 8, 2012 with the EPIC Fun Run. This year Boosterthon is going with an islandinspired theme that is all about teamwork. Robert Walker sums it up best, We are all on teams„a sports team, a family or a class. We feel that it is vitally important for students to grow character by being excellent team members. We want to speci“ cally focus on growing teams inside the classroom.Ž The word EPICŽ is an acronym for: EEncourage … Team members build each other up with their words and never tear anyone down. PPlay … Its important for teams to exercise and play together outside, building friendships on the playground and in the neighborhood. IInvite …Sometimes people may be outsiders or feel excluded from the group. Start 2012 off with a BANG!Call now to reserve YOUR advertising space in The CreekLine287-4913 Newcomers hold book drive January at Liberty Pines AcademyBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, LPA PTOGreat teams see others on the sidelines and invite them into the group. CCelebrate … Celebrating others victories is so important. Team members are not jealous of others successes; they celebrate with them and should applaud everyones accomplishments. More information will be coming home with students. If you have any questions please contact Catherine Schwarz at catherine@k-schwarz.com or Michelle Cardinal at mcardinal@sjgcc.com. The Boosterthon Fun Run was one of LPAs most successful fundraisers for the 2010 … 2011 school year! Lets see if this year can be even more EPICŽ! Coming up in February: Come out and join us for a Family Fun Night on February 17. There will be crafts (Valentines Day), food and drinks. Watch for more details in the weeks to come on our website or in your childs folder.Meet Team Roxie The CreekLineNW St. Johns County’s ORIGINAL Community Newspaper886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 19 APPOINTMENT 904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COM CALL OR VISITUS ONLINE TO ANSCHEDULE San Jose Blvd. SR 13Bartam Walk Race Track RoadLOCATED ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 Bartram Trail Dance Team Captain Megan McCormick and Co-Captains Nicole Leo and Kimberly King certainly had a memorable Thanksgiving„they traveled to New York City and participated in the nationally televised 85th annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade! These members of the three-time national champion Bartram Trail Dance Team were invited by Spirit of America Productions to perform a varsity spirit routine with 700 other high school girls from across the United States. McCormick, Leo and King, all seniors at BTHS, attended a summer dance camp prior to being selected for participation in the parade. The girls have been preparing for this event for about two months prior to the event. The mothers of all three of the girls, plus some other family members, were able to travel north to see their daughters perform. According to Kimberly Kings mother Deneen King, the entire week that they were in New York City, the weather was mild for the time of the year The holiday season often brings out the generous side of communities and that was clearly evident most recently at Hickory Creek Elementary! Students had the opportu-Bringing joy into the lives of those less fortunateBy Contributing Writer Torrey Ford, Fourth Grade Teacher, Hickory Creek Elementarynity to participate in Operation JOY, which provided gifts and necessities for over 340 homeless men, women, children and families currently residing at the I.M. Sulzbacher Center. Students “ lled shoeboxes with a variety of Christmas gifts for the children, including games, art supplies, books and playing cards. Warm blankets, jackets, clothing and all kinds of toiletries were also collected and donated to the residents. Over 21 shipping boxes were packed with donations to help serve the homeless community. What a tremendous showing of character at Hickory Creek!Local dancers celebrate the season in the Macys Thanksgiving Day ParadeBy Martie Thompsonand was perfect for a parade: sunny with temperatures in the in the 50s. We were all on the sidewalk by 6:00 a.m. for a front row seat and the girls paraded by about 10:30 a.m.,Ž shared Deneen King. Outside of rehearsals, the dance team members had the opportunity to have some fun in New York City, going on a Statue of Liberty harbor cruise, seeing a Broadway play and viewing the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall featuring the Rockettes. They also had a surprise invitation to Rockefeller Center to attend the pre-recorded NBC Tree Lighting Show featuring Justin Bieber, Usher, Busta Rhymes and Tony Bennett. It was a magical beginning to a holiday season that these three local dancers wont soon forget! The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.com Obstacles are the things we see when we take our eyes off ourgoals.~Zig Ziglar

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Page 20, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com WhenInnovation AndTradition Come Together, Educational Excellence Is Taken To A Whole New Level WhenInnovation AndTradition Come Together, Educational Excellence Is Taken To A Whole New Level Smart Boards provide 21st century learning experience Skyping provides global connectiveness, expanding the classroom beyond the walls of the school Students learn to create digital work portfolios and use cutting edge technology Breakout sessions promote small group discussions and improve comprehensionB i l i n g u a l e d u c a t i o n s t i m u l a t e s b r a i n d e v e l o p m e n tNow accepting applications for the 2012 school yearFinancial assistance and the LIFT tuition grant are availableFor more information or to schedule a tour, call 904-268-4200, ext. 147Visit us in Mandarin or online at www.mjgds.org 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 Congratulation to the Zone Cheer All-Stars, who kicked off the 2010-2011 competitive season with three rst place trophies for their Youth, Junior and Hip-Hop teams and a second place trophy for their Senior team at the Worldwide Spirit Association Cheer and Dance Competition held December 10 in Jacksonvilles Veterans Memorial Arena. The Zone cheerleaders and dancers, who come from several local schools including Bartram Trail, Fruit Cove, Landrum, Mill Creek, Nease, Pacetti Bay, Pedro Menendez, Ponte Vedra, Sebastian, St. Augustine, Switzerland Point, Timberlin Creek and Wards Creek, hope to enjoy similar success at the upcoming State competition, to be held in Daytona Beach on January 13 -14, followed by three national competitions held in Walt Disney World, Atlanta, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now that the fun of winter break is over and the New Year has started, the school week every student and teacher hates most has arrived: Midterm week. Back in what most students consider the good old days,Ž midterm exams were held before winter break so the students could relax and enjoy their holiday, then start a brand new semester in January. But unfortunately times have changed and they are now held the week after students return from break. The reason for the change is because several years ago, a new state law was passed stating that school could not start more than 14 days before Labor Day. Thus, the “ rst day of school had to be scheduled for later in the month of August, which doesnt give teachers enough time to cover everything in the curriculum leading up to a midterm exam before break. Midterm exams are the last grade for the semester, which often meant there was no homework over the holidays. Now that theyre held later, students have to spend their breakŽ preparing for them by doing more homework. Then, after two weeks of stu ng themselves full of Christmas treats and having a blast with their families, friends and gifts, theyre expected to cram for seven huge tests in one week. Oh, and did I mention those tests are 20 percent of the semester grade? I believe that the high school midterm exam is a bit o considering the fact that now, students must kick their brain back into school gear as soon as they return from vacation,Ž says Kelly Boyer, BTHS sophomore. This is the worst time to put examsƒIt would be best to put them before break.Ž The light in the tunnel is that BTHS has exam procedures Baptist Healths Hill Breast Center has received three-year accreditation in breast ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a picture of the internal structures of the breast. Ultrasound is one of the imaging tools that physicians use to help diagnose and treat medical conditions. ACR accreditation represents the highest level of image quality, patient safety, personnel quali“ cations and equipment. It is awarded after a peer-review evaluation by board-certi“ ed physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the “ eld. The ACR is a national pro-BTHS HappeningsMidterm madness By Devyn Fussman, BTHS Studentto help make the week a bit less stressful. For starters, students only have to take two exams a day and get to ride the bus home at 1:00 p.m. and upperclassmen who drive can leave even earlier. That way they can go home early and have more time to study for the next days exams. It also helps them plan out which days should be used to study which subject. Theres also a designated make-up day for students who are absent on an exam day. We can only hope that in the future the exam schedule will change back to the way it used to be when they were held before break. Because I think most students would agree that cramming and stressing are not exactly the best ways to kick o the New Year.Hill Breast Center is awarded three-year accreditation in breast ultrasoundfessional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/ interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists, with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services. This is the just latest ACR accreditation for imaging modalities provided at Baptist Health locations: Baptist Medical Center Beaches and Baptist Medical Center South also are ACRaccredited in ultrasound. All of Baptist Healths adult hospitals … Baptist Downtown, Baptist South, Baptist Beaches and Baptist Nassau are ACRaccredited in nuclear imaging, Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and mammography. Wolfson Childrens Hospital is ACR-accredited in CT and nuclear medicine. Additionally, the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) recently renewed accreditation of the Vascular Laboratory within the Ultrasound Department at Baptist Downtown. This recognition is speci“ cally for high quality in extracranial cerebrovascular ultrasound and peripheral arterial ultrasound. Baptist Beaches also holds the ICAVL recognition. Accreditation is an assurance to patients and their families that the services they are receiving are being provided to the highest standards, by a sta dedicated to continually maintaining the highest possible quality. New Year’s Advertising Resolutions: Keep your name in the forefront by advertising in The CreekLine!  Save with our multi issue discount plans!  Take advantage of our affordable rates!Happy 2012 from The CreekLine!Linda Gay  287-4913sales@thecreekline.com Champion cheerleaders!

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Page 22, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com! January 6 is the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Twelfth Night (12 days after Christmas, when the Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem). Carnival festivities kick o on this day, usually with a King Cake Party. So whats a King Cake? A dessert made from sweet dough twisted and shaped into a circle and decorated with icing and purple, green and gold sugar crystals. King cake resembles co ee cake more than layer cake. By tradition, a plastic baby is hiddenŽ in every king cake and if you happen to “ nd it in your slice, you are responsible for providing the next King Cake for a party. Thus, once Carnival festivities begin, they continue until peaking on Mardi Gras Day or Informed Families/ The Florida Family Partnership (I.F.) announced that 12-yearold Zachary Morris, a sixth-grade student at Fruit Cove Middle School, won the 26th annual Red Ribbon Weeks contest Its Up to Me to be Drug Free.Ž The nations oldest and largest drug prevention campaign reaches more than 6,000 schools throughout Florida every year and 80 million people nationwide. As schools across Florida celebrated Red Ribbon Week this year, our new contest helped students take the message home,Ž said Peggy Sapp, I.F.s president and CEO. By entering the contest and decorating their homes together, families carried the message to their communities.Ž Students from throughout the state entered the contest by decorating their homes together with their parents mailboxes, front doors and fences. Parents uploaded photos to I.F.s website and Facebook page, then friends and family voted and the entries with the most votes won (throughout six regions in Florida). The $1,000 gift to our school from Informed Families comes at a crucial time and we are very appreciative at Fruit Cove Middle School,Ž said FCMS Principal Steve McCormick. Morriss mother, Elisa Morris, adds: This really encouraged parent involvement and created the opportunity to have this dialogue at home about such an important issue for families. Parents from throughout our neighborhood were also informed and the message spread everywhere. Both of our kids have birthdays this month, so its great.Ž Morriss eight-year-old sister, Gabby, also worked on the project with her brother and their parents. Informed Families is very grateful to all who participated in this years contest,Ž adds Sapp. We received so many wonderful entries from across the state and an outpouring of support with over 22,000 votes in during the two-week voting period. We are so happy for the winning families who will receive an iPad2 for themselves and $1,000 for their school.Ž The winning entries are online at www.informedfamilies. org. The United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) was a national partner again this year for Red Ribbon Week. SAMHSA was honored to continue being part of this Visit Lake Charles for Mardi Gras By Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comFat Tuesday. Thats the last day of feasting before Lenten fasting. Whew! Mardi Gras is legendary in Louisiana; that Tuesday is honestly a state holiday. I recently visited Lake Charles in southwest Louisiana which proudly hosts the second largest Mardi Gras after New Orleans. The city presents activities in a family-friendly manner; no Bourbon Street frolicking here, but make no mistake: Lake Charles celebrates with full strength enthusiasm. Glittering balls, huge ” oats, parades sponsored by krewes (social clubs who foot the expense) and costumed riders who throw beads and other trinkets to parade watchers. Many of the residents in this area are Cajuns, descendents of the French-speaking, Catholic Acadians of Eastern Canada. During the mid-1700s, the Acadians refused to swear allegiance to the British crown and were deported. The king of Spain o ered them land grants in the Louisiana Territory … sadly these were more like alligator-“ lled swamps and barren prairies. But, the folks thrived and became known as Cajuns: the shortened form of ArcadianŽ accented with a southern drawl„ŽCajun.Ž Many Louisiana foods have French roots and foreign sounding names, such as po boys, etou ee, mu alata, gumbo, andouille sausage, cracklins and boudin. You can follow the Boudin Trail in the Lake Charles area to taste the specialty„a mixture of sausage and rice enclosed in natural casing. Boudin is usually made in Momand Poptype shops using a secret family recipe. The spicy snack can be a bit messy and a little awkward, but a lot delicious. If you visit Lake Charles, make sure to include the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu. Six rooms are “ lled with spectacular sequins and feather costumes (the largest display in the world), animated characters and video displays which help explain the annual event. If youve never experienced Mardi Gras, Lake Charles is likely the best place to begin.If you go: www.VisitLakeCharles.orgFCMS student wins Red Ribbon Week 2011 contest e ort for many years and we hope together we will continue to reach more audiences to prevent substance abuse within our families, schools and communities,Ž said Frances Harding of SAMHSA. Also partnering was the DEA: Participating in Red Ribbon Week each year shows you care about having a healthy body and a clear mind free of drugs,Ž said Michele M. Leonhart, administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. Take the pledge, because its up to you and me to be drug free!Ž Photos courtesy of www.bylandersea.comWant to take the guesswork out of Advertising?Our professional staff will bend over backwards to help you develop an advertising campaign just right for your business!The CreekLineContact Linda Gaysales@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 23 Dr. Mabus of“ce is conveniently located in the Johns Creek Shopping Center. She is a graduate of the St. Vincents Family Medicine residency program and is looking forward to caring for her new Fruit Cove neighbors. Her of“ce offers medical care for: Procedures and screenings: To schedule an appointment call: (904) 450-8120Same day appointments available. Dr. Mabus of“ce is located at: St. Vincents Primary Care Johns Creek Shopping Center 2851 CR 210 W., Ste. 122 St. Johns, FL 32259St. Vincent’s Primary Care would like to welcome Allison Mabus, MD, to our St. Vincent’s HealthCare family. 50% OFF Your Pets First Exam with Dr. Silverness( 1st Time Clients Only )Not valid with any other oer. Expires 6/31/12 FREE BOARDING Book 2 Nights at our Resort and 3rd Night is FREE! (1st Time Boarders Only)Not valid with any other oer. Expires 6/31/12 Ann Silverness, DVM,CCRT Mandarin Landing Animal Hospital & Pet Resort3003 Hartley Road Jacksonville, FL 32257 904-268-0477 www.mandarinlandingah.comDoes your pet have bad breath? Conveniently located one block North of I-295 and San Jose Blvd.Remember February is Pet Dental Month 10% OFF Cleanings Local charitable organization JCP CARES recently concluded its “ fth annual Giving Tree program, representing the wish-list of 32 St. Johns County charities hard hit by recession and a wave of budget cuts. Tagged giving trees were located throughout the county, including all county libraries. Partnering with more than 60 community groups and businesses, JCP CARES raised more than $30,000 in charitable donations. Despite the uncertain economy, residents responded to this years program generously, with donations up more than 35 percent over the previous year. After JCP CARES volunteers collected the gifts, Seniors on a MissionŽ and the Creekside girls lacrosse team made sure that all the gifts were catalogued and items that were still needed were purchased with the very generous donation made by the Bank of St. Augustine employees and customers. Lisa Urbanek took the lead in a related program that ensures that the more than 300 children within the St. Johns County Homeless Program receive a new age-appropriate book. Our mission„Uniting the community through helping others in needŽ … was indeed accomplished. The JCP CARES organization operates year-round, with each quarter focused upon one of the following four categories: Children; Animals and Environment; Seniors and Medical; and Homeless and Abuse. A sample of worthy recipients include Pediatric Hospice, St. Augustine Wild Reserve, Wags and Whiskers, St. Francis House, Good Samaritan Health Clinics, Council on Aging, Guardian Ad Litem, O.U.R. Community Center of Hastings, DCF, Betty Gri n House and the Homeless Coalition. A list of JCP CARES business and community partners for the Giving Tree program are listed below. A non-pro“ t organization, JCP CARES has to date generated more than $225,000 in charitable giving and clocked more than 5000 community service hours. It is a grassroots organization that has neither salaries nor overhead. Selected charities receive more than $20 for every $1 spent. If you would like to become involved in 2012, please go to www. jcpcares.org for contact infor-Gift of Giving shows no sign of waning in 2011By Contributing Writer Michelle Busby, JCP CARESmation. Business and Community Partners: St. Johns County Libraries JCP CDD Recreation Center May Management Publix Stores UPS Store (SR13) Bank of St. Augustine Atlantic Coast Bank BB&T Banks VyStar Banks BBVA Compass Bank Florida Capital Bank Champions Golf Club St. Johns and Coastal St. Johns Rotary Clubs The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Great Clips Resurrection Episcopal Church Kenworth Trucking Capelli Salon Doodle Doos Pinch-a-Penny Julington Creek Chiropractic Panache Salon and Spa Starbucks Kinder Care Flagler College The Academy at Julington Creek The Goddard School Bartram Trail High School Interact Club Creekside Junior Ladies Club Creekside girls lacrosse teamCreekside Tri M Honor SocietyJulington Creek Plantation tennis teams JCP Moms Club Bartram Trail NewcomersJCP CARES volunteers sort presents from the fth annual Gift of Giving Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine!

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Page 24, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com For More Information Call 1-888-410-1417 Brighton BayJacksonvilles Newest Independent Living CommunityLarge Enough To Suit Your Life Small Enough To Know Your Style At Brighton Bay, you decide. Enjoy chef prepared meals every day in the company of neighbors like yourself, or go for a pizza and a movie with the grandchildren. Its your choice. Brighton Bay allows you to spend more time doing the things you like with those you love.10061 Sweetwater Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32256 BrightonBayLiving.com The Shoppes of MurabellaAccepting New Patients (904) 826-346952 Tuscan Way Suite 205 St. Augustine, FL 32092 New Location!Mon-Thurs: 8-6:30 Saturday: 9-1 Walk-Ins Welcome The Boy Scouts of Troop 280 had their most recent Court of Honor on December 12, 2011 with special guests from the North Florida Council. Scout Executive Jack Sears and District Executive Brian Gann attended to give a presentation on Friends of Scouting as well as help the troop celebrate their most recent achievements such as Merit Badge awards. This group of boys has earned approximately 190 Merit Badges as a group since the beginning of this year. The boys enjoyed hearing Sears tell about the good that comes from donations made at the district level, such as helping boys be able to join that might not be able to otherwise. This gives them the opportunity to be involved in scouting year round. The North Florida Council is a fast growing region for Boy Scouting and our troop has grown this year as well. The year 2011 has been a great opportunity for these boys to serve their community, as well as learn skills related to scouting that prepares them for life. Our troop has completed numerous service projects this year with more than 256 hours of volunteering. The boys, and even some of the parents, had a lot of fun at this years summer camp at Camp Bud Schiele in North Carolina and are looking forward to next years summer camp adventure. We plan a camping trip every month and have been on some great ones, with high adventure choices such as canoeing and outdoor survival as well. We are encouraged to pay our own way in scouting, so we have three main fundraisers during the year. We are currently gearing up for our mulch sale in February and camp card sales in March. Last year the boys in Boy Scout Troop 280 HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Ethan Leavins, Boy Scoutour troop delivered more than two full semi-trucks full of mulch in the communities from St. Johns Golf and Country Club north to the neighborhoods of Julington Creek, stacking them neatly in driveways as we went along our routes. The camp cards we sold last year were very popular, with some really Troop 280 Scoutmaster Roy Reid, District Executive Brian Gann, current Senior Patrol Leader Steven Stanton and North Florida Council Executive Jack Sears.great vendors for our local community that support scouting. We would like to say thank you to our local community for supporting us this past year and look forward to a great 2012. For more information on our troop, please visit our website at www.julingtoncreekscouts.com or check us out on Facebook. Puzzled about Advertising? We Can Help! Call Linda Gay today 287-4913 The CreekLine sales@thecreekline.com 209-6190We Need a Home! My name is Zoe. I am a 6 year old female Hemingway. I am already spayed, current on all my vaccines and de-clawed. I get along good with kids, other animals and love to be a lap cat! My name is Buddy. I am a 4 year old bulldog mix. I am neutered and current on all my vaccines. I am very mild mannered and get along great with others! All adoptions 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 8:004:30 Monday through Friday and 9:00-12:30 on the last Saturday of each month. The St. Johns County Sheri s O ce is now o ering a location that is open during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, to dispose of unwanted and outdated prescription medication. Operation Medicine CabinetŽ has a permanent display at the entrance of the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce, located at 4015 Lewis Speedway in St. Augustine. This take back program is coordinated by Crime Prevention Deputies with the Sheri s O ce and it serves two purposes. The “ rst is to dispose of medication properly and the second is to make sure that medication does not get into the hands of children or “ nd its way to the streets. The collected medication will be destroyed by Permanent location for Operation Medicine Cabinetincineration. Please bring unwanted or unneeded medications, in their original container, to the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce on weekdays excluding holidays, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and they will be disposed of free of charge. Items that will not be accepted are Sharps, Medical Wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers. For additional information, please contact Crime Prevention Deputy, Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694.

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Saturday January 21, 2012 6:00 pm … 9:00 pm VALENTINES PARTY Saturday February 4, 2012 7:00 pm … 10:00 pm 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 J (904) 880-3131Alan M. Krantz, D.D.S. Trusted, Comfortable & Affordable Dental Care for the Entire Family Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School!Emergencies Welcome! Caring & Courteous Staff Sleep Apnea Treatment Low-Radiation Digital X-Rays Zoom! Teeth Whitening Convenient Payment Options Available KrantzDentalCare.comAsk About Our Affordable Dental Plan for Uninsured Patients! As Low as $30/mo. chrisad 2011 y Happy New Year everyone! During this time of year, many people make resolutions that they strive to accomplish during the year ahead. At Fruit Cove Middle School, we are always resolved to be the best school that we can be. It is important to set goals because the new year ahead is full of wonderful opportunities to succeed. Mid-terms and end of course exams are already getting close. Students are highly encouraged to study, get lots of sleep and eat a good breakfast each testing day so that they can do their best. More sports are starting up, including the volleyball teams and golf teams. The school drama club production of Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!Ž is coming up in March and is sure to be a great performance. Tickets can be purchased during lunch when the date gets closer. So, what are your resolutions for this year? There is always room for improvement Women smoking one to 14 cigarettes per day had an almost two times higher risk of sudden cardiac death compared to women who dont smoke, according to a new study. The study also found that women who quit reduced and eventually eliminated the excess risk after 15 years of non-smoking. Among the study of 101,018 women in the Nurses Health Study, 29 percent were current smokers, 26 percent past smokers and 45 percent never smokers. During follow-up, 19.7 percent of current smokers quit smoking and 351 sudden cardiac deaths were con“ rmed. Compared to never smokers, current smokers had a 2.4 times higher sudden cardiac death risk. The risk of sudden cardiac death was also higher with more cigarettes smoked per day: Even light smoking increases womens risk of sudden cardiac deathBy Contributing Writer Katie Seay, American Heart Association-First Coast Market1-14 cigarettes/day linked with a 1.8 times higher risk. 15-24 cigarettes/day linked with a 2.6 times higher risk. More than 25 cigarettes/day linked with a 3.43 times higher risk. Participants were free of cardiovascular disease and were followed prospectively in 19802008. Sudden cardiac death was de“ ned as death within one hour of symptom onset. Smoking Statistics (American Heart Association Statistical Supplement and CDC MMWR): In 2010, 21.5 percent of men and 17.3 percent of women aged 18 or older were current smokers. In 2009, 19.5 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 reported current cigarette use. In 2009, among adults 18 years and older, West Virginia had the highest percentage of smokers (25.5 percent); Utah had the lowest (9.8 percent). The percentage of the nonsmoking population with detectable blood levels of cotinine (indicating exposure to secondhand smoke) was 46.4 percent in 1999-2004. The percentage was highest among four to 11 year olds (60.5 percent) and 1219 years old (55.4 percent). Direct medical costs ($96 billion) and lost productivity costs ($97 billion) associated with smoking totaled an estimated $193 billion per year in 2000-04. Cigarette smokers are two to four times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than non-smokers. Cigarette smoking doubles a persons risk for stroke.FCMS HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Sarah Jacobs, FCMS Studentin everything we do. Lets help each other to become healthier, spend more time with family and do anything else that we would like to accomplish this year. Students: this year, make a school yearŽ resolution along with your new year resolution, for it is halfway through the school year. Have you been putting o projects until the last minute? Do you wish you studied more before tests? Now is a great time to get organized and implement a strategy for success so that the grades on your end of the year report card are right where you want them to be. Go Flyers! The CreekLineNW St. Johns County’s ORIGINAL Community Newspaper886-4919 Bartram Trail High Schools Theater department proudly presents its Winter ShowcaseŽ featuring the winning performances of the 2011 International Thespian Society (ITS) competitions for District 2 of Florida. The encore performance will be held at the auditorium at Bartram Trail High School on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and ticket prices are $10 per adult and $7 per student. On November 19, BTHS competed and won top honors in the two-day International Thespian Society One Act Festival for District 2 of Florida held at Florida State College Jacksonville. BTHS presented Salamander StewŽ written by Michael Fixel. The performance stars an ensemble cast including seniors Brandon Mayes, Lindsey Coates, Jon Oliver, Allison Lewis, Rachele Rees; juniors Tanner Folds, Abby Nehring, J.D. Rees, Lain-BTHSs ITS Troupe #6174 wins big at district competitionBy Contributing Writer Kathie Mayey Edens, Olivia Crews; and sophomore Lizzie May. Senior Holly Skinner is stage manager and the technical crew includes seniors Ari Rivera, Leiloni Lewis, Taylor Donato and sophomore Brett Belcher. The performance was directed by Ava Fixel. The production was one of three selected to advance on to the state level to be held in Tampa in March. BTHS is the only high school in ITSs District 2 to win the One Act competition three years in a row. On December 10, BTHS theater students competed in over 40 events of the International Thespian Societys IEŽ (Individual Events) held at Ponte Vedra High School. The students competed in 10 di erent categories … Monologues, Duet Acting, Ensemble Acting, Costume Design, Solo Musical, Duet Musical, Group Musical, Playwriting, Pantomime and Directing/Publicity. Sixteen of Bartrams events received the highest possible score awarded: Superior. Another 14 events received scores of ExcellentŽ and the remaining events received a GoodŽ award. Each student may only compete in three events. Several students received special recognitions with nominations as Judges ChoiceŽ for best performance in their category with Brett Belcher receiving a Judges ChoiceŽ award for his contrasting monologues performance and Jordan Alexander receiving a Judges ChoiceŽ award for her costume design entry. BTHSs theater director, Ava Fixel, will have the di cult task of choosing only “ ve of the Superior acts to advance on to the state level in March. All the entries receiving a SuperiorŽ and Salamander StewŽ will be presented again at the Winter ShowcaseŽ on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. Want Your Business to Grow? Call: 886-4919and advertise withThe CreekLineNW St. Johns County’s ORIGINAL Community Newspaper

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Page 26, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com … ages 5-11 … ages 3-4 … girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502-1 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Accredited CITA & SACS MANDARIN BEACHES 886-9600 220-1212 If your child has struggled with schoolwork this year, take action now to make his or her grades better. Huntington Learning Center your child’s strengths and weaknesses and tailor a program of instruction to meet his or her needs. Just a few hours a week can improve your motivation. Call Huntington today. Your child can learn. FCAT testing prep 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, FAAOMPTSports Medicine providers for Creeks Athletic Association Soccer. 904-209-13202758 Racetrack Road Publix Plantation Plaza Tues … Fri 9-8 & Sat 9-7 Start the New Year out Right! Sound good..... apply at www.getpanache.com904-461-95521089 A1A Blvd St Augustine Beach Anastasia Publix Plaza Mon 12-8, Tues Fri 9-8, Sat 9-7 As part of the St. Johns River Water Management Districts work to make its permitting process more e cient, the districts Governing Board voted today to approve consumptive use permitting changes that will save applicants time and money while maintaining the districts commitment to environmental protection. Consumptive use permits (CUPs) allow water to be withdrawn from groundwater or surface water for reasonable bene“ cial uses„such as public supply„in a manner that does not interfere with existing legal uses and protects water resources from harm. District sta had identi“ ed several areas for improvement in permitting rules, including expanding the modi“ cation of permits by letter, reducing reporting requirements for small water users and simplifying the water use type categories. Under the new rules, the types of CUP modi“ cations that can be requested by letter will be expanded. This simpli“ ed modi“ cation process will streamline the permitting tasks for applicants as well as district sta Water users with allocations of less than 100,000 gallons per day will no longer be required to submit semi-annual water use reports under the new rules. Instead, they will submit an Annual Statement of Continuing UseŽ card that will contain several easily answered questions. In addition, the number of water use types will be reduced from 23 to seven to simplify the process. The District recognized the opportunity to improve the CUP process,Ž said Governing Board Chairman Lad Daniels. This new process takes greater advantage of technology, speci“ cally the Internet and personal computer functions, to improve the speed of processing applications and compliance submittals without compromising any of our standards.Ž About the St. Johns River Water Management District: The St. Johns River Water Management District is a regional agency of the state of Florida whose mission is to protect Water management district adopts rules to streamline permitting processBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management District and ensure the sustainable use of water resources. The district is responsible for managing groundwater and surface water resources in all or part of 18 counties in northeast and east…central Florida, including Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Country line dancing is returning to Thursday evenings in NW St. Johns County. Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center announces that it will begin o ering one-hour Country line dancing lessons to the public starting Thursday, January 19. Lessons will be taught on hardwood ” ooring with mirrored walls. During each six-week session, participants can expect to learn beginner steps, as well as a variety of the latest country line dances from around the country. Line dancing gives par-Country line dancing open to communityBy Contributing Writer Linda DeBlois, Special Events Director, Julington Creek Plantation Clubticipants all the joys of dancing without the need for a partner. It helps people maintain a healthy weight, good muscle tone and youthful balance and coordination, while providing a good low impact cardio workout with no special equipment or clothing needed to get started. Classes will be taught by an award-winning professional instructor with 20 years of line dance instruction and choreography experience. For further information or to register for a class, please visit www.jcpcdd.org. Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, St. Johns, Seminole and Volusia counties. A nine-member Governing Board appointed by Floridas governor sets the policies for operation of the agency. WOW!Shouldnt YOUR ad be in The CreekLine too? 886-4919sales@thecreekline.com Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine! Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16, 2012

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 27 JACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITYAdvantage Home Builders www.advantagehomebuilders.net Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. Ware Homes www.monarchhomesnfl.com Holder Johnson Homes www.myhjhome.com Mattamy Homes www.mattamyhomes.com Mercedes Homes www.mercedeshomes.com Providence Homes www.myprovidencehome.com Richmond American Homes www.richmondamerican.com Scores aYOUR ULTIMATE LIFESTYLEFamily, Fun & NatureDurbin Crossing scores a touchdown with everything your family could want including amazing ball “elds and parks within walking distance, two elaborate amenity centers, pools, tennis, sports courts, large nature preserves, a village center, top rated new schools nearby and stunning model homes from nine excellent builders. DURBINCROSSING.COMTouchdown! Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Fruit Cove Middle School cheer squad and coaches for earning second place at the Christmas Classic Cheer Competition held at Creekside High School on December 3. They competed against eight other squads. Snow is not usually in the forecast for St. Johns County, but on Saturday, January 28, 2012, Durbin Creek Elementary will host its fourth annual DCE Cares Snow Much Day. Twelve tons of snow will be blown out onto two play areas including a 30 foot hay bale slide to give children in the community an opportunity to play in the white stu and help others in need by donating the admission proceeds to several charities including the main benefactor Dreams Come True, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Relay for Life and Future Clothing Drive. Open to the community from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Durbin Creek Cares Snow Much Day winter extravaganza will also include an exclusive new experience to the First Coast by o ering children and their families to enter into a life-size 12 foot interactive Snow Globe. Event organizer Jeralyn A blizzard of kindness mixed with a little snow projected FCMS cheer squad takes second at Christmas Classic cheer competition2011-2012 squad members are Abbey Prangley, Abby Salley, Ali Bowser, Arianna Visconti, Cameryn Schultz, Cassidy Johnson, Charisse Yutuc, Emily Friedman, Emily Xanders, Emma Miles, Emma Reisner, Hailey Erdel, Haley Ste en, Jackie Faust, Katie Xanders, Kendall Sherman, Kristin McKernan, Kylie Eubanks, Maddy McCleod, Maddie Lewis, Makkena Young, Malia Cacatian, Micayla Green, Rachel Rubles, Rachel Young, Sterling Fox, Summer Flannigan and Tomai Holloway. The coaches are Barbara Farbo and KD Bender. The CreekLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.comForcier explains, We continue to try to “ nd unique activities for Snow Day that will bring the community together and encourage Durbin Creek Elementary students to think about others through the Kids Helping Kids arm of Dreams Come True, the First Coasts only locally based nonpro“ t organization dedicated to ful“ lling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses.Ž Several other chilly activities to honor the winter season will include a chili cook-o with celebrity judge Chef Robert Tulko; train rides for kids in little barrels of fun; penguin bouncy slide; outdoor laser tag; carnival games; face painting; a DJ; Jacksonville Zoo Animal Ambassadors Program and much, much more. Admission for the day is $12 per child aged three and up and the price includes “ ve ra e/carnival game tickets with a donation of new or gently used clothing (adults are free). For a fourth year in a row, Durbin Creek Elementary has partnered with a key charity to provide each of its 57 classrooms with an opportunity to get children directly involved in charitable giving by conducting a change drive during the week of January 9 through January 13. The change drive will provide the Jacksonville Zoo with the necessary funds to feed members of its penguin family (each penguin costs the zoo $15 a day to feed). The classroom to collect the most change will win the opportunity to name one of the resident penguins and keep the adoption certi“ cate in the classroom. To learn more about DCE Cares Snow Much Day and the various activities and charities involved, please contact Jeralyn Forcier at jerafu@comcast.net or 254-7533. Do you enjoy receiving The CreekLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in The CreekLineThank

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Thompson, CFP, CRPC Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC1000 Sawgrass Village Dr. Suite 103 Ponte Vedra, FL. 32082 Tel: 904-273-7908 Toll Free: 800-542-2370 Cell: 904-708-3817 Fax: 904-285-0249 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.com home.wellsfargoadvisors.com/christopher.thompson Jim Taylor provides TaylorMade Solutions Call me at 904-705-1692 or TaylorMade4You@bellsouth.net to discuss how I can provide Solutions tailor-made for You.Managerial Accounting ServicesOver 30 years experiencePersonal & Business Income Tax PreparationFormer Internal Revenue Agent & Lic. to practice before the IRS Excel Spreadsheet Design, Training, & Support QuickBooks Set-Up, Training & Financial Reviews Mail Forms 940, 941, W-2s, 1099s & UCT6 by January 31stDo you have W-9s and know who should receive a 1099? Did you hear about Jimmy Kimmels social experiment, the Bad Christmas Present? Parents around the country gave their children one gift early, a gag gift, then recorded their reactions. You can imagine what ensued. I saw some trying to be grateful; one young girl played with her squishy banana like play-doh and anotheraclip showed a brother o ering to eat the already nibbled sandwich a younger sister received. Then there were the uglies. Hitting, crying and yelling I hate you!Ž after opening a tacky shirt, coloring book for a girl or a can of beans. Well, what did you expect? What did we expect? A gift should bring happiness to both parties. Of course a nine year old boy wouldnt want a Hello Kitty shirt, but cant he take a joke or bless someone else with it? The girls who got boyŽ coloring books had a brother; I expected them to laugh and switch books! Every January, my column focuses on saying thanks. Ive covered how to write a proper thank-you note and creative ones also (these articles are available on the website). But what about the basics... what about being thankful in the “ rst place? Reality check: there are millions of children who would be grateful for any long-sleeved shirt in winter or an additional meal one day, whether its a PB and J or can of food. Does our abundance and desire to bless our children necessarily result in the arrogance and sel“ shness the Bad Gift Project exposed? No! Most of us try to instill kindness in our children. We havent forgotten the adage, To whom much is given, much What a truly magical night! The evening of December 3 was a night to remember for Timberlin Creek girls and their very special dates. This year marked the highest attendance ever when over 300 girls and their special father (or father“ gure in their life) attended the fourth annual Father-Daughter Snowball Dance. Thousands of twinkling lights, fabulous hors doeuvres and festive fun music awaited the couples in the school cafetorium which had been transformed into a magical winter night scene. Throughout the night, the girls and their dates wore out the dance ” oor, especially when it came time to perform the special dance choreographed by one of the Timberlin Creek PTO parents, Kelley Rees. As the girls left the dance, each of them was given a snow” ake ornament as a memento of their special evening. Planning for this spectacular event begins months earlier with a core team of volunteers. Lauri Farley, Snowball Dance chairperson, led the e ort which requires hundreds of hours of preparation and coordination of a large team of Timberlin Creek hosts Father-Daughter Snowball Dance By Contributing Writer Trish Edmondsvolunteers as well as an extensive amount of sta support. TCE business partners, parents and local merchants provided the door prizes which were handed out throughout the night. The entire event happens only because of our fabulous parent volunteers, PTO, community partners, Principal Cathy Hutchins and the fabulous TCE sta A huge thank you to everyone involved! It truly was a magical night and I am grateful Jeff Machols and his daughters Alex and Jordan enjoy the Snowball Dance.to have been a part of it,Ž Chairperson Farley exclaimed as the magical night came to a close. A special thank you to the following business partners and generous donors for their thoughtful donations: Doodle Doos, Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville, Atlantic Coast Bank, Zone Cheer, St. Johns Learning, Cafe Genovese, St. Johns Eye Associates, Pamela Hemmen, Realtor-Watson Realty and Dr. Brian Till Ponte Vedra Medical Center. Purposeful ParentingBe grateful!By Allie Olsenis required.Ž -Luke 12:48 Heres a story for you. Mom was very frugal. She repurposed things long before it was the cool thing to do. We shopped little and carefully and were generous within our means. Her mom did the same and they instilled gratefulness and generosity in my sister and me. One summer, my sister and I visited family in South Florida. After breakfast, they insisted we drink the milk from our cereal bowls because there are starving children in Somalia who would love to have that milk.Ž The forced milk drink left a bad taste in my mouth (pun intended). There are good ways to teach thankfulness and care for others and there are bad ways. Here are some gentle ways to teach gratitude to your children: 1. Play the kind words game. If your child receives a gift of something less desirable, like socks or another baby doll, ask them to write “ ve kind words about it in big letters on a card. Add Thank You. Whaala! A quick and sincere, thank you card. 2. Pass it on. It is more blessed to give than to receive.Ž Can you help your child think of someone who would love the gift? It would be better to share with love than to keep clutter just because it was a gift. ConfessionI tried it. I gave my kids a bag with six lemons, one for each. I recorded their responses for laughs: www.gracefullmom.com. Lets teach our children not to be sourpusses, but to make lemonade. Wed., January 25 3:00 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch LibraryIf you like art and youre in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, come and enjoy an art project inspired by the artist Matisse. Art ActivityChildren’s W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 29 A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org St Francis In-The-FieldEpiscopal ChurchChristian Formation 9:00am Sunday Service 10:00amChildrens Chapel and Nursery Available895 Palm Valley Rd (1 mile east of US1)615-2130 Specialized Care for the individual with Alzheimer’s or similar memory loss. Almost HomeDAYBREAKAdult Day Care 731-4002License #9109M–F 7am–6pmwww.almosthomedaybreak.com 3604 Cardinal Point Drive Jacksonville, FL 32257-5581 Access Church began meeting in a permanent facility at 4911 Losco Road on January 8. The church worked for three months to upgrade the former Guardian Lutheran School. Were so excited that Access has moved closer to us,Ž said St. Johns County resident Anne Nichol. Weve been inviting all of our friends from 210 and now its even easier to attend and easier to invite.Ž The property on Losco Road includes 11 acres of land and 26,500 square feet of buildings. The upgrades include a 400-seat auditorium, themed environments for children through “ fth grade, space for teens, o ces and 200 parking spaces. Access Church started in 2006 when a few families realized that there were more than 800 churches in Jacksonville and yet 80 percent of the city wasnt attending church. Our city needed a place where children and adults could get excited about attending and inviting their friends,Ž said Rich Barrett, the lead pastor of Access. We needed a place where skeptics could feel welcomed and heard. We wondered, What if we could design something new and di erent?Ž These families moved Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and their Mens Club will be sponsoring an All You Can EatŽ Italian Dinner on Sunday, January 22. Dinners will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and take-outs are always available. Three dinners will be o ered: Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Piccata or Geneva Presbyterian Churchs Music Director, Sharon Murawski has announced that there will be an organ recital on February 26, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate a miracle … the musical answer to fervent prayer. Yes, miracles do happenƒŽ writes Sharon Murawski. It was a dark and rainy evening when our church was struck by lightning. Unfortunately our 35 year old organ could not withstand the power surge. We knew that we would, one day, be faced with replacing our faithful, old organ but we were hoping that we had a few years to budget such a major purchase. God had other plans for Geneva and the time was now. Knowing that we were priced out of the new market, I began to search online. Lo and behold, I found the organ during a search in the wee hours of the morning. There it was: the perfect instrument and within our budget, including a generous donation to the church from the seller. Only one problemƒ the organ was in Provo, Utah.Ž Worship TimeWorship 9:30 a.m.Nursery/ Toddler Care provided Childrens Sunday School 9:30Reaching Out Offering Christ Living Gods Love(904) 230-2955 Of“cewww.ROLUMC.com R i v e r L ifeo UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Open Hearts Open Minds ~Open Doors The People of the United Methodist Church May 2012 be a blessing to you and your family!River of Life UMC extends a New Years WELCOME to our neighbors! Visit and see all that is new for 2012 Be re-energized and exercise your spiritual life! Get in shape from the inside out with us! There is more than one way to have a healthy heart! Faith NewsChicken Marsala. Each dinner will include garlic bread and a full salad bar for $10 per person. A kids meal is available for $3. Italian and American desserts will be available from the OLGC Ladies Guild. Beverages will also be available for a donation. The church is located at 5950 State Road 16, one mile northwest of the intersection of International Golf Parkway and Pacetti Road in St. Augustine. All proceeds will be used for the continued growth and development of the church ministries. Geneva Presbyterian Church experiences a miracle Church launched January 8 in a new, permanent locationforward with the goal of creating a place where the teaching was practical and made sense, the music really connected and was unlike anything most people had heard in church and the kids had fun. Several had experienced this type of environment at North Point Community Church in Atlanta. And in March 2007, Access Church launched as a video campus or strategic partnership of North Point Ministries and its lead pastor, Andy Stanley. Stanley is the popular preacher who draws more than 25,000 adults to three Atlanta campuses each Sunday. Attenders say that his messages have the unique ability to connect with believers and skeptics alike. Our goal is to lead people into growing relationships with Jesus Christ,Ž Barrett said. We do this by creating environments where people are encouraged to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders and in” uence with outsiders. We share the mission, values, and strategy of North Point Ministries, as well as Andy Stanleys practical, biblical teaching.Ž For the last four years, volunteers and a local sta team have strived to create irresistible environments for children and adults at the UNF Fine Arts Center. Each Sunday they unloaded a truck and two trailers and set up 30,000 pounds of gear. Then two hours later they packed it all up and towed it away. The permanent location on Losco Road means that the Access Church environments have a permanent presence in the community instead of being stored in a truck.After an emergency meeting of the leadership team, Murawski was on a plane to Utah to make the purchase. This instrument had been used on occasion to accompany the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Within two months of the lighting storm, this beautiful, intricately crafted, magni“ cently toned instrument was on the way from Provo, Utah to Switzerland, Florida. A gloriously loud celebration followed with an organ dedication ceremony on Sunday, December 4. This was the best Christmas present ever,Ž enthused Murawski, as did her grateful choir. To celebrate this event, the internationally acclaimed organist, Hector Olivera will be giving a dedication concert on Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 p.m. He will also be teaching a Master Class entitled, The Art of Registration.Ž Noted as a hoot and a hollerŽ by his last audience at Disney Hall in Pasadena, Maestro Olivera shares a passion for organ playing that makes it a fun, attainable experience for all ages! You wont want to miss this concert,Ž Murawski says, her eyes twinkling in anticipation. We may look like a little church at Geneva, but we sure have Spirit!Ž For ticket information, please contact Geneva Presbyterian Church at 287-4865.Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com € Sudden numbness or weak ness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body € Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding € Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyesSource: Baptist Medical Center South € Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination € Sudden severe headache with no known causeDo you know the warning signs of stroke?

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Page 30, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com The St. Johns Center for Clinical Research is conducting a 58 week clinical trial of an investigational oral medication for patients with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). You may be eligible to participate if you are: for at least 1 year have smoked in the past more than 15 hours/day related medication and study related medical tests at no cost. Compensation for time and For more information call:St. Johns Center for Clinical Research (904) 209-3173 www.jaxresearch.com CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED Caleigh Dean helps out at every JV practice. As the “ nals were set, Bartram would face Ponte Vedra in both the JV and varsity championships. The JV match came down to the “ nal minute, as the Sharks kept Bartram in check the whole match. With only a one question lead going into the “ nal minute, Ponte Vedra secured a win giving Bartram their “ rst loss of the season. The varsity squad looked to avenge the High Q cont. from pg. 1The St. Augustine Ballet will hold auditions for their spring production of Peter and the Wolf and Spring Variations on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Auditions will take place at Abellas School of Dance located at 1765 Tree Boulevard in St. Augustine. Registration will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. followed by the audition class at 9:30 a.m. Call backs will be held the following weekend at the same location. All dancers age eight and up who are currently studying ballet are invited to audition. (Ages under eight are by invitation only.) Arrive in proper ballet attire: black leotard, pink tights with hair in a bun Call for Dancers: Peter and the Wolf and Spring Variationsfor females and black pants and a white shirt for males. Auditions for all female solos will be done on pointe. A non-refundable $25 audition fee will be charged at the time of registration. Checks should be made out to Saint Augustine Ballet. Bring a current photo to attach to the registration form. Anyone who cannot commit to the weekly Saturday rehearsal schedule should not attend the audition. Peter and the Wolf rehearsals will run from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and Spring Variations will rehearse from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A non-refundable $125 performance fee will include the cost of a t-shirt for all cast members. Performances will take place the weekend of May 11, 12 and 13. The venue is to be announced at a later date.. The St. Augustine Ballet is a 501(C)3 nonpro“ t arts organization. Their mission is o er St. Johns County dancers the unique opportunity to perform in full-length classical ballets productions. Saint Augustine Ballet strives to involve community members of all ages in meaningful dance experiences, whether as a participating dancer or audience member. For more information, please visit www.saintaugustineballet.com or email staugballet@yahoo. com. loss, although they started out slow in the opening round and trailed for the “ rst time all year. Despite this, the Bears bounced back and took the match 205-116, winning the district championship for the “ rst time in over three years. This team is so unique due to its vast array of strengths, which is why we have not been close to losing this year,Ž Dean said. No matter what the outcome, enough cannot be said for the parents and teachers, especially Ramona Deese, who is the coach of Bartram Trail High Schools High-Q and did an excellent job organizing and running the competition for approximately 200 district competitors and guests. The next step now for both Ponte Vedra and Bartram Trail is the regional competition, which will be held on January 26 in Bell County, Florida. FYI Contact NumbersSt. Johns County www.sjc .us Sheriff’s Of ce www.sjso.org Julington Creek Annex: 287-9238 Non-Emergency: 824-8304 Traf c Safety: 810-6776 Crime Prevention: 810-6694 Sheriff David Shoar 4015 Lewis Speedway St. Augustine, FL 32084 dshoar@co.st-johns. .us Clerk of Courts www.clk.co.st-johns. .us 4010 Lewis Speedway St. Augustine, FL 32084 819-3600 M-F 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Property Appraiser’s Of ce www.sjcpa.us 725 Flora Branch Blvd. 287-6700 8:00 AM 4:30 PM Sharon Outland Property Appraiser 4030 Lewis Speedway Suite 203 St. Augustine, FL 32084 sjcpa@co.st-johns. .us Solid Waste Management Of ce Wendy Manucy 827-6980 Supervisor of Elections: www.sjcvotes.us Vicky Oakes Supervisor of Elections 823-2238 M-F 8:30 AM-4:30 PM 4455 Avenue A #101 St. Augustine, FL 32095 voakes@sjcvotes.us Tax Collector’s Of ce www.sjctax.us 725 Flora Branch Blvd. 209-2250 M F, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM Auto Tags & Titles Boat Registration Voter Registration Marriage Licenses Hunting/ shing Licenses Property Taxes Dennis W. 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Box 9001 St. Augustine, FL 32085-9001 dennish@co.st-johns. .us St. Johns County Commissioners: 500 San Sebastian View St. Augustine, FL 32084 209-0300 www.sjc .us District 1 Cyndi Stevenson (R) 209-0301 bccd1@co.st-johns. .us District 2 Ron Sanchez (R) 209-0302 bccd2@co.st-johns. .us District 3 Mark Miner (R) 209-0303 bccd3@co.st-johns. .usEmergency Police/Fire/Rescue 911District 4 Jay Morris (R) 209-0304 bccd4@co.st-johns. .us District 5 Ken Bryan (R) 209-0305 bccd5@co.st-johns. .usSchool Board Superintendent Joseph Joyner, Ed.D 547-7502 joynerj@stjohns.k12. .us District 1 Beverly Slough 547-7510 sloughb@stjohns.k12. .usSchoolsCunningham Creek Elem. 547-7860 Durbin Creek Elem. 547-3881 Hickory Creek Elem. 547-7450 Julington Creek Elem. 547-7980 Mill Creek Elem. 547-3720 Timberlin Creek Elem. 547-7400 Wards Creek Elem. 547-8730 Liberty Pines Academy: 547-7900 Fruit Cove Middle 547-7880 Pacetti Bay Middle 547-8760 Switzerland Point Middle 547-8650 Bartram Trail High 547-8340 Creekside High School 547-7300 Nease High School 547-8300State of FloridaGovernor Rick Scott (850) 488-4441 rick.scott@eog.my orida.com Senator Audrey Gibson (D) District 1 (904) 924-1646 gibson.audrey.web@ senate.gov Senator Stephen Wise (R) District 5 (904) 573-4900 wise.stephen.web@ senate.gov Representative Mike Weinstein (R) District 19 (850) 488-1304 Mike.Weinstein@my oridahouse.govRepresentative Bill Proctor (R) District 20 (850) 488-2977 bill.proctor@my oridahouse.govFederalU.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R ) (202) 224-3041 www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index. cfm/contact U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D) (202) 224-5274 billnelson.senate.gov/contact/ index.cfm#emailU.S. Representative John L. 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Page 32, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com “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. This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Tower Heist, an action-comedy “ lm for adults and teens. What can lead ordinary men to robbery? Managing a residential apartment in New York City, Josh Kovacs, portrayed by Ben Stiller, soon “ nds out. Josh Kovacs manages this apartment and manages the other employees and he often befriends and trusts many of the tenants. Arthur Shaw, played by Alan Alda, is one such tenant„ a “ nancier, entrusted with the employees retirement funds. The FBI shortly arrest Mr. Shaw for fraud and Josh “ nds out the money is gone. With the savings gone, one friend and employee attempts suicide and others lose Movie ReviewTower HeistDirected by: Brett Ratner. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Af eck. Review by T.G. StantonOkay, But, Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) their job; anger fuels him to seek out and confront Mr. Shaw. There seems to be no recourse and no hope of recovering the money and Joshs temper gets him “ red. Thus, a plan is hatched. Josh, Charlie, performed by Casey A eck and other employees decide to get the money back on their terms, but they need some help. Help and comedy comes in the form of Slide, represented by Eddie Murphy, a local street character that Josh has run into on occasion. The action begins from here as they scheme and concoct plans to get their money back. Staying under the radar of the local FBI presents its own challenges and roadblocks to their plans, but the plan does somehow come to completion. This “ lm has a cast of actors that have done tremendous work in the past and they deliver in this “ lm, yet they seem to have been held back by the script or director. The laughs are there but few and the action, though entertaining, has also been limited. With this group of talented players, more was expected in the delivery. Alan Alda was urbane and witty, while Eddie Murphy was quiet in his comedy and Ben Stiller was really just Ben Stiller in another job. These “ ne actors were some how not allowed to show their usual genius in what could have been a much better “ lm. This action comedy, though enjoyable, needed more of both. (ARA) With age comes the inevitable anxiety of mental decline. A common misconception is brain health is predetermined and cant be changed„its the youre stuck with what you gotŽ notion. But experts suggest brain health can be positively in” uenced throughout di erent stages in life. A recent state-bystate ranking, Americas Brain Health Index, delivers data on how well Americans are successfully incorporating the four dimensions of brain health„diet and nutrition, physical health, mental health and social wellbeing„into their daily lives. The top-ranked state Maryland scored highest on the index because of residents performance on a number of health markers, including high consumption of “ sh rich in DHA and DHA-forti“ ed foods and supplements, as well as a low incidence of Alzheimers disease-related deaths. Residents of the states that ranked the lowest (Mississippi and Louisiana) can make adjustments to help get their brains in shape. See where your state ranked at www.beautiful-minds.com. Whether we live in the top-ranked states or in the areas that are below average, there are several ways to nurture and engage the mind to keep it healthy throughout our lives,Ž says Dr. Majid Fotuhi, chairman of the Neurology Institute for Brain Health and Fitness, and assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. All too often I work with patients who need to make only a few lifestyle adjustments to see a marked change in their mental acuity. Its never too late to take action to improve your brain health.Ž Four easy steps to a beautiful mind: Step 1 Get moving. Engage in physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day to encourage new brain cells and connections to form. Walk, take the stairs instead of the elevator, play sports or do something you enjoy outdoors. Step 2 Nourish your body and mind. Aim for a varied diet rich in colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables, washed with the skin on to take full advantage of the nutritional punch. Maximize your intake of DHA, the omega-3 fatty acid that makes up 97 percent of the omega-3s in the brain. Find it in fatty “ sh (salmon, tuna) or, if you are vegetarian, you can “ nd it in The beautiful truth of aging four steps for a healthy and active mindalgal DHA-forti“ ed foods and beverages like juice, milk, eggs and in algal DHA supplements, including the Algal-900 DHA and BrainStrong lines found at CVS, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. Step 3 Embrace new activities. Commit to lifelong learning, which can take the form of brain-stimulating activities, including reading, creating art, completing crosswords, learning a new language or playing a new instrument. Keep a mentally engaged mind by living with a use it or lose itŽ philosophy throughout life. The aging process involves increasing physical and emotional change and a heightened search for meaning and purpose,Ž says Gay Hanna, executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging in Washington, D.C. Expressing oneself through the creation of art can serve as a powerful way to honor life experiences. Embrace the idea of learning something new to help fuel your creative “ re.Ž Step 4 Expand your social network. Stay socially connected so you feel like youre a part of something. This can include social connections at work, in clubs, with friends and family and through volunteer groups or a religious congregation. Experts theorize that having a rich social network may also help support brain health in a variety of ways, from providing individuals better resources and support, to reducing stress and depression, to enhancing intellectual stimulation. Inspirational stories of how people keep their minds beautiful can be found throughout the world. In the No. 1 ranked state Maryland 75-year-old Ernestine Shepherd transformed herself from an average middleaged woman with a sedentary lifestyle into the worlds oldest performing female bodybuilder according to Guinness World Records. Shepherd was recently named a 2011 Beautiful Mind, a campaign honoring inspirational adults over 55 who embody the four dimensions of brain health. Its important for people to know that age is just a number and you can get “ t for life. Just be determined, dedicated and disciplined. But “ rst and foremost, be positive, con“ dent and “ lled with spirit,Ž says Shepherd. 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The day it was unveiled, CCE Principal Allen Anderson welcome each class of Cunningham Creek as they “ led in one by one through the reading room to view the new masterpiece. The kids were bursting forth with in their pleasure at seeing the mural. Comments such as I know that character!Ž were heard over and over. Of course the artist team made sure to include, tucked away among the characters, the Cunningham Creek mascot: a bright red Cardinal!CCE mural cont. from pg. 1 Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!287-4913sales@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • January 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 33 Caring for you. Its what we do.Proudly caring for our community for five years.Drs. Townsend, DeBoer and Romero of Baptist Primary Care St. Johns Forest are backed by 24-hour care at nearby Baptist Medical Center South. Our office is your link to the most preferred health system in our region. Services include: € Sports/school physicals € Immunizations € Well visits for adults and children € Care for minor injuries € Coordination of care for chronic con ditions (diabetes,hypertension,etc.) € Womens health care Same-day appointments Ana M. Romero, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Richard Townsend, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Matthew DeBoer, DO Board-Certified, Family Medicine 824-4407Baptist Primary Care St. Johns Forest 120 Gateway Circle, Unit 1 Jacksonville, FL 32259 If you have a home to sell„whether your mortgage is underwater or paid off„let us show you how much of a difference our experience can make. The team at Davidson Realty has been selling homes in Northeast Floridas neighborhoods for years, through good markets and bad. Today, we have more than 30 full-time agents and a comprehensive support staff ready to put that same experience to work for you. 904-940-5000 | DavidsonRealtyInc.comTRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS.Ž EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCEEXPERIENCE CAN MAKE. The Saint Johns 8U Outlaws participated in the USSSA Cranberry Classic in Daytona Beach the weekend of November 20. The team went 4-0, scored 45 runs and only allowed 12. Pictured are Coach Matt, Coach Greg, Coach Dewayne, Coach Chris, Hudson Allen, Jae Williams, Justin Nadeau, Gavin Grant, Clarke Hamilton, Cameron Mesh, Gabriel Cantona, Dylan Lee, Christopher Romano, Matthew Howell and Jaret Lee. Congratulations to the Bartram Trail girls weightlifting team who won the County/Conference Championship meet this season and last season (backto-back). Team members are Brooke Garland, Chelsea Belanger, Marina Meinert, Maya Lamsal, Mary Draper, Ally Stephens, Peyton Galbraith, Liza Herth, Devin Rohmer, Melinda Rule, Sabrina Rule, Savannah McCormack, Yana Skryabina, Ansley Walker, Makala Quinn, Alex Milam, Alyssa Tinsley, Keylee Parrish, Hayley Leggblod, Amanda Bauries, Allison Sementino, Melissa Reyes, Ellen Merriman, Madison Horner, Bailey Garland and Cynthia Teresi. Coaches are Justin Reagan, Ron Reagan and Head Coach Marc Nadeau.St. Johns Outlaws play in Cranberry Classic BTHS girls weightlifting team wins County/ Conference ChampionshipCongratulations to the Creeks Bears Pee Wee cheer team, who earned fth place at the Pop Warner National Cheer competition held on December 6, 2011! Congratulations Creeks Bears Pee Wee cheer team You’re on Target with The CreekLineAd deadline is the 25th of the month! Call 287-4913 TODAY!

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Page 34, The CreekLine • January 2012 • www.thecreekline.com KEN BERRY, B.S.N., D.C.319 West Town Place, Suite 7 Located in the WGV Professional Plaza904-940-0361 Serving World Golf Village and surrounding communities for over 4 years WWW.THE VILLAGE CHIROPRACTOR.COM BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMES! Southwood VillageAT WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEKCall 904-287-7300 to schedule a visit to see the lovely, new villas and charming neighborhood.Discover Active Living! Make your new years resolution to donate your time to volunteering and helping others in need. JCP Cares first meeting is Tuesday 1/17 at 7:00pmSCAN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JCPCARES The Creekside cross country girls team started the season knowing they had many expectations to live up to and many opportunities to achieve success. Led by the four seniors Kaitlin Rodriguez, Lauren Rodriguez, Shannon Morris and Katie Gomez they set out to achieve these goals. Monday through Friday, the 23 girls got up to practice together and get a little bit faster each day. Through the determination and incredible work ethic of each teammate, they won many local meets such as Katie Caples Invitational and Bale-N-Trail. Creekside girls cross country reportBy Contributing Writer Elizabeth SalleyEach team member is equally important,Ž Coach Frank always states. It doesnt matter whether you are “ rst on the team or you are last on the team. You each have a job to do„push the person in front of you.Ž By doing this each day, the girls were able to not only improve their own ability but the ability of the team as a whole. This was vital as championship season rolled around. The varsity girls were able to race their best because of the standard set by the whole team in regular season. They placed “ rst at the St. Johns River Conference and at the 3A District 3 Championship. They took the title of Region Runner-Up and placed fourth in the 3A State Championship. This was the fourth year the girls placed in the top 10 at the State Championship. The individual accomplishments were also outstanding. They had six All Conference runners and “ ve All District runners. Kaitlin Rodriguez was the individual Conference and District champion. When asked about the secret to her success she replied, When doubt starts to creep in my mind, I have to ask myself a question. Am I going to give up? Or am I going to run for the other six girls running for me?Ž This proves that all individual success, no matter how Congratulations to the Creeks Knights JPW cheer squad who won rst place in their division at the Regional Cheer Competition held on November 27 and then won fourth place in their division at the National Cheer Competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Disney on December 5. Congratulations to the following cheerleaders: Bailey Allen, Claire Amell, Kate Barrington, Lauren Boland, Caitlyn Carlson, Emma Carlton, Emily Chrystie, Faith Coulter, Lauren Cusick, Alyssa Davis, Emily Delaere, Hailey Garland, Ansley Herring, Carmen Howell, Virginia Hudson, Emaline Johnson, Bailey Jo Kirk, Desmone Lawson, Sarah Lower, Emily Morris, Moira Mozo, Abby Muller, Jessica Sheriffs, Dania Sullivan, Emily Underwood and Tiffany Wilson. The squads coaches are Ali King, Debbie Chrystie, Kelli Barrington, Cathy Delaere and Michelle Davis.Creeks Knights JPW cheer squad wins rst place in Regional Cheer Competition On Tuesday, November 29, Girl Scout Troop 1279 from Mill Creek Elementary fed the homeless at St Francis House at 70 Washington Street in St. Augustine. Scouts who participated in this worthy cause were: Elise Reynolds, Alyssa Crews, Kaylie Dewitt, Alina Crowley, Michell Springstun, Kristina Johnson, Chloe Williams, Hannah Boothe, Makenna Prom and Felicia Register.outstanding, was not the focus, but only pursued to help the team. The season proved to be a very successful one. The varsity placed in the top four at every meet and the junior varsity always placed in the top 10. The success of the season, however, was not de“ ned simply by their accomplishments in races. The girls were able to form one of the closest teams on campus, a team that resembled more of a family. This tight-knit group was always willing to work hard for one another and this work ethic continues year round. This can lead us to expect many more successful seasons from the Knights„their future looks bright. Girl Scouts feed homeless

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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. Be a part of Team Vision & the 90 Day Challenge. Lose Weight and/or get healthy in 90 days! Win prizes and earn money for doing it! Get more information from Team Vision today! Get more information from Team Vision today! www.droptheweight.netA NEW YOU IN 2012 YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION Its winter again which means that basketball is back at Creekside for another great season. The boys varsity basketball team has been the highlight of the winter sports season ever since the school opened in 2008. This team gave birth to the Creekside Crazies,Ž a rabid group of fans who never fail to cause the house to rock which has leaked over into the football stadium as well and is always extremely popular amongst students and faculty alike. This year the team has started out strong with an 8-2 record, a promising start for a team that has been strong throughout its history. Once again Coach Jay Cody has brought the basketball team to form as the Knights squeeze out some impressive victories over tough opponents. They have already defeated bitter rivals Bartram Trail and Ponte Vedra by comfortable margins and have held o opponents such as Osceola. The Knights are averaging right around 60 points a game and have put up good defense as well. In a stunning victory, the Knights crushed Dunedin by holding them to a mere eight points. Yes the Knights are performing early in the season like a playo bound team; if they keep it up theyll be tournament bound for certain. On the “ eld, as of November 22, the girls varsity soccer team was 4-0, another team that is traditionally very strong. They have scored a total of 21 points in the course of those four games while only giving up six. This gross outscoring of opponents has kept this team winning time and time again. Bre Saunders, a senior who recently won the accolade for Most Athletic, has already put up a hat trick this season and will continue to be a driving force for this powerful girls o ense. The season is still young but the postseason is nothing new for these girls, some of whom have been playing since the schools opening four years ago. On the other side of the “ eld the boys are struggling to get a good start amongst a tough opening schedule. They are currently 2-3 after su ering losses at the hands of Bolles, Episcopal and Ponte Vedra, all traditionally strong teams. The team seems to perform decently on o ense but has struggled to keep the ball out of their own net. They have been outscored 15 to 8, being outscored on average 2:1 throughout. However the season is young and long and there is plenty of chances for this team to come back and “ nish strong. Happy 2012, a year for sports: the Olympics, basketball and soccer tournaments, baseball, softball and much more. Plus a little Creekside glory.CHS Sports RoundupBy Contributing Writer Grant Piper, CHS StudentDid you know the St. Johns River is Floridas longest river and one of just a handful of rivers worldwide that ” ow north? Did you know the St. Johns River is 310 miles long and the drop in elevation from its origin to its mouth is just 30 feet? That is less than an inch per mile. Did you know the St. Johns ” ows at a speed of 1/3 mile per hour making it a lazy river?Ž Did you know the St. Johns River is known as a blackwater stream because of its tea or co ee colored water which is caused by the leaching of tannins from decaying leaves in its watershed? The St. Johns River is a fascinating body of water, rich in a 10,000 year history. Although many people think of the St. Johns as a North Florida river, it actually originates in the St. Johns Marsh just west of Vero Beach in South Florida. It is primarily fed by rainfall but receives a signi“ cant amount of its water from the Florida Aquifer. Early Spanish explorers “ rst named the St. Johns Rio de CorrientesŽ which means River of Currents. Later on in 1562 when the French established an outpost called Ft. Caroline, they named the river River de Mai,Ž which meant River of May. In 1565 the Spanish renamed the river Rio de San JuanŽ or St. Johns River. The St. Johns River played an active role during the Civil Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaWar with the sinking of more than 12 ships in 1864. Among those sunken ships was the Maple Leaf which was sunk just o Mandarin Point by a Confederate mine. The St. Johns is host and home to many hundreds of species of plants and wildlife. Over 183 species of “ sh share the river from its beginning to its end. Many of those di erent species are available right here for our angling pleasure throughout the year. There are many ways the St. Johns has and continues to in” uence all that surrounds it. Commercially, recreationally, economically and environmentally are just some of the e ects it has on us here, but its greatest e ect on us is its daily presence providing us with so many di erent ways to use, admire and appreciate Floridas longest river. Fishing Report: Until weather worsens, you can still take a chance on a red“ sh or two on the end of docks. Pretty days will be good for a bream bite. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. Learn how to create or enhance a wildlife habitat in your landscape. Invite back the plants native to this region and support our winged friends all year long. Instructors include Gail Compton, nature columnist; Beverly Fleming, Master Gardener and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant. Come join us on February 16 at the St. Johns County Ag-Is your yard for the birds? ricultural Building Auditorium, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Its free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. In addition, dont miss the exclusive native plant sale. For more information, please contact 209-0430 or renee@nativeplantconsulting. com. (excluding sharps, medical wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers) SJC Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m. Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694Operation Medicine CabinetDispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication

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However, there are other athletes that operate on a different timeline, one that lasts all year long. Unlike their classmates, these teenagers receive no support from their school and typically can count their fans on their own hands. Despite this fact, they plug on and in the process keep their Olympic aspirations alive. These are the tribulations of athletes who do not compete in a school sponsored athletic event. Instead they are members of United States Gymnastics (USAG), a national organization that is a proving ground for the countrys best gymnasts. Unlike basketball or football, where a young athlete might be able to pick up the sport in middle school or even BTHS Sports RoundupMeet two local gymnastsBy Jared Freitas, BTHS Studenthigh school, gymnastics requires its participants to start out at a very young age, so as to allow plenty of time to acquire the experience needed to land the most di cult of tricks. I started gymnastics when I was in kindergarten because my mom thought I had too much energy, but it soon grew on me and I have been a gymnast ever since,Ž said senior Henry Wrightman. Not only does starting out this young help in developing a childs social skills but is also necessary for those who want to be competitive later on in life. In the USAG, gymnasts are measured on a rating scale based on levels 4 through 10, with 10 being the highest level before Olympian status. According to senior David Frick Jr., the scales are based upon a number of factors. What rating you receive depends on your skill set, your coachs input and thoughts and the level of di culty you have achieved in performances,Ž he said. This scale plays into how athletes are ranked at competitions and a ects how they are scored. The scoring range typically goes from 1-15; however, for Frick Jr. and Wrightman, who are both level 10, their scoring range oscillates between 10 and 15. The competition scoring is based upon the level of di culty of the routine and its execution. Frick Jr. started gymnastics at age seven when he became interested in it after his mother entered his younger brother, similar to Wrightman, as a way to deal with his hyperactivity. Despite starting at an older age, Frick Jr. does not think he was a ected by it. If I had started earlier I would have been able to learn basic skills and build a foundation sooner; however, I only started building muscle at an older age, so it actually helped me,Ž he stated. Ten years later both Wrightman and Frick Jr. are still competing, when numerous others have either dropped out from lack of talent or self-motivation. Wrightman cited the latter as one of the major problems. Practicing every other day and the lack of an o -season takes a toll on you, especially when there is no school support behind you,Ž he said. With the competition season lasting only from January to May, ending with Nationals, it takes a very goal-driven person to train and prepare during the rest of the year. This dedication is easily seen in both athletes, who have already been accepted into accredited secondary institutions, including the Naval Academy (Frick Jr.) and Penn State University (Wrightman). Throughout the school year and summer, gymnasts work on their skills in each of the six events, which include the vault, pommel horse, parallel bars, high bar, ” oor and the rings. In a sport where practice is key, the game is as much mental as it is physical. Most of the stress comes from landing your tricks. I have practiced a certain move at least 250 times and have landed it maybe 25 times, so resiliency is a major factor,Ž he said. With skills like these, Frick Jr. and Wrightman will not only be prepared for future competitions, but also challenges later in life. A good friend once told me she had a brown thumb. She explained that she had poor luck at growing things and de“ nitely had a brown thumb instead of a green one. I dont believe in brown thumbs. We are all potentially green thumbed. Sure, we all know annoying people who seem able to grow anything. Meanwhile our newest house plant, supposedly easy to care for, isnt looking good and not because of neglect. In fact, you may be guilty of too much TLC. If you water on a regular schedule, say every Saturday, and throw in a double shot of fertilizer, you may be killing plants with love. Which brings up the question everyone asks: Just how much and how often should I water my plants? Its an important question because your plants life depends on it. Those GardeningTurn a brown thumb green By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASof us with green thumbs know the answer, which is that it depends„on the plant, on the environment and even the time of year. It may be di erent for every plant and in every season. The best way to water is when the plant needs it. For most plants, its when the soil is dry an inch deep. Stick your “ nger into the soil up to the “ rst joint to “ nd out. If the soil is still moist, dont water. If it is dry, water slowly until water begins to run out the bottom. If the soil is very dry the water may run right through. In that case, water a little every ten minutes or so until the soil softens and is damp throughout. After a few minutes spill out any excess water standing in the saucer. There are some exceptions to this advice. A few plants, like Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum), need constantly moist soil or the leaf tips will turn brown. On the other hand, cacti and other succulents have built-in water storage systems and need much less. I once met someone who loved cactus because of its infrequent but beautiful ” owers. She claimed she watched the weather channel and only watered her cactus when it rained in Arizona. One very important thing for all potted plants is good drainage. Excess water must be able to ” ow out the bottom and not get trapped in the pot. Dont ever let anyone talk you into a pot that doesnt drain. It is extremely di cult to maintain proper soil moisture without good drainage, plus occasionally running water through the soil ” ushes out fertilizer residues. I have good luck using a liquid fertilizer labeled for house plants, but I apply it at only half the rate or less if Im trying to keep a plant from growing too fast. I also forgo fertilizer in the winter months when most plants are resting. Just as important as water and fertilizer is light. Most plants need bright, sunny light but not necessarily hot, direct sunlight. A few do well in semishade but very few tolerate shade all day. If this is all you have, try a Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra). As the name implies, this is a very easy plant that needs only very good drainage and anything from shade to bright light but not hot, direct sun. Follow these simple guidelines and watch your brown thumb turn green. Don’t Miss Out! Ad deadline is the 25th of the month for next month’s issue!886-4919

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