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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 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 Your Vote Counts! Page 11 JCP CDD report Page 12 Rotary Club of BartramPage 15 CHS science fair Page 17 Teachers of the Year Page 19 Miss Jacksonville Page 20 Boy Scouts Page 21 Eco Heritage boat tripPage 22 Teen Trendsetters Page 23 Art Festival Page 24 Fusion softball Page 28 Faith News Page 29 Running of Knights Page 32 Coast Guard AuxiliaryPage 34 Spring Home Improvement Guide Page 39 Gardening Volume 12, Issue 3 March 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 $150 OFF!Call for Details. Hurry! Special Ends 3/31/12. Present this coupon at initial consultation to receive $150 o the purchase of a 800 series or Boundary Plus system. Other charges may apply. Not valid on prior sales or with any other oers. Participating Dealers only. The only pet protection company with solutions that work in ALL yards zero lot lines and townhouses to large acreage and waterfront properties.Copyright Invisible Fence of the First Coast Recently donors to Christs Cupboard sat down to a special menu prepared by the volunteers of the food bank. Volunteers Durken Gill, Lisa Moda Diane Conklin, Helen Perrigo, Gaile Webb, Carolyn Magill and Marcia Kaster brought their collective culinary talents together to o er a feast of thanks to the many donors who have helped over the last year to make Christs Cupboard Food Bank a success in helping those in need here in NW St. Johns County. They prepared a menu At Hickory Creek Elementary School, they may very well have discovered a magic spell to get kids to eat and enjoy their vegetables. Kindergarten teachers Lynne Kruse and Sarah Goselin are exposing their students to a cornucopia of nutritional and delectable fruits and vegetables by having their classes plant their own Kinder Garden. The plan began by receiving a grant to help fund the building of the little farm at Hickory Creek. The purpose of the Kinder Garden is to provide the students an opportunity to watch plants grow from seeds, to seedlings and ultimately to owering plants that produce fruits and vegetables. When you see a crowd of Bartram Trail students singing and dancing their hearts out on stage, you can bet that theyre doing it for a spring musicaland this year its Guys and Dolls. Drama, chorus and band kids alike joined together to recreate the classic 1950s New York setting, complete with the gamblers, mission bands, hotbox dancers and the detectives who attempt to hunt them all down. The classic romance comedy tells the story of Sky Masterson, a gambler who makes a bet with his friend that he can convince any girl to go with him to Havana that day and hilarity ensues when his friend names Sarah Brown, a mission worker. After a lot of persuasion, Sky eventually manages to persuade her and naturally they fall in love. And of course, the show also features timeless songs such as Luck Be A Lady and Sit Down, Youre Rockin the Boat. But great shows dont happen overnight. Cast and tech members were required to stay after school for several hours almost every day and on Saturday mornings to rehearse songs and dances, build sets and make Hickory Creek Elementarys new Kinder Garden is magicalBy Karl KennellCome see the Guys and Dolls of Bartram Theater By Devyn Fussman, BTHS Student BTHS senior Lindsey Coates (Sarah) and BTHS junior J.D. Rees (Sky).costumes. This was especially di cult for the four leads, Lindsey Coates, J.D. Rees, Rachele Rees and Brandon Mayes, as well as the other males in the cast, who, because there was a scarce number of them in the theater department, had to double up as crapshooters and Cuban dancers. The hardest part is balancing this play with work and school and everything else, Coates, a senior, said. BTHS Theatre cont. on pg. 29 The students will harvest their bounty, washing and preparing it for a daily healthy snack. The project brings to bear all of the subjects and skills the young farmers are learning. They are discovering the importance of math by charting seed plantings, plotting dates and days to germination, growth and harvest. They are using their reading skills to be able to follow the directions for planting their seeds including soil preparation, watering, sunlight and spacing. These young farmers are also learning the importance of writing by keeping journals of their predictions, observations, outcomes and the complete gardening process. Scienti c investigation comes into play as they learn the parts of a plant, its needs, how it is a ected by weather, discover the various types of seeds, plants and vegetables. The project also helps them develop their social skills as they learn to plan and work together for a common goal of reaping natures bounty. In addition to being fortunate to be awarded their grant for funding of some of the garden supplies, they learned that Target has a program of community involvement and service projects. Tom Walling, facilities superintendent at Target arranged to get involved in the Kinder Garden by providing materials and manpower to build six large raised beds. A Target employee designed beds to accommodate 12 stations at each bed. They also grouped the beds into two smaller areas that are framed with landscape timbers and padded with silt paper and mulch for drainage and weed prevention. During the schools holiday break a team of 13 plus came from Target to build the Kinder Garden. Additional materials were provided by Ricky Mack, commercial sales manager at Lowes.HCE Kinder Garden cont. on pg. 5Donors treated to special luncheon at Christs Cupboard food bankBy Karl Kennell Christs Cupboard luncheon chefs (back) Gaile Webb, Carolyn Magill and Marcia Kaster; (front) Durken Gill, Lisa Modaff, Diane Conklin and Helen Perrigo.that began with a festive salad followed by baked ham, hash brown casserole and green beans almondine followed by coconut pie and brownie pie for dessert. The guests included Debby Brown of the Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club, who said, It is an honor to be associated with the sta of Christs Cupboard and help support those in need in our county. Also from Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club was Ellen Brenner and Laraine Walpole. The Creeks Cove Service Unit of the Girl Scouts was represented by Dyana Giles and Lisa McG-Christs Cupboard cont. on pg. 8 Keep them busy with all of the activities listed in the 2012 The CreekLine Summer Kids Activity Guide. Coming this April and May!

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Page 2, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com Baptist South offers digital mammography. With digital mammography, Baptist Souths Imaging Center is among the most advanced in Florida. Mammograms done here are reported electronically, offering big advantages.Its faster because theres no film to develop, no waiting to assure that the images are clear, and fewer repeats. Its more accurate because brightness, contrast and magnification can be adjusted to clarify suspicious areas. Image s can be viewed by your health team online or on a CD. To schedule a digital mammogram, call 904.202.2222. To learn more about our hospital, visit e-baptisthealth.com/south. TREATMENT OF:Fractures Lacerations Dislocations Sprains or Strains 3055 CR-210 West, Ste. 110 ~ St. Johns, FL 32259 ~ www.oastaug.com Walk-ins Welcome Alternative to the Emergency Room No Appointment Required FOR THE TREATMENT OF: Alternative to the Emergency Room Walk-Ins Welcome No Appointment Required

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www.thecreekline.com March 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, Linda Gomolkagraphics@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. 2012. HELP US HELP A MILLION MORE PEOPLETO CHANGE THEIR OWN LIVES HELP US RAISE $2.5 MILLION FOR MICROLENDING IN OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITIES BY DONATING $1 OR $5 PLU 30674 VALID THROUGH 3/31/12 I 9 5 I 2 9 5 S a n J o s e B l v d $10 OFFAny $50 Purchase! The Friends of Bartram Trail Library will present ACT and SAT preparation classes at the library this spring. The ACT class will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the SAT class will begin at 6:30 p.m. All the classes will be held on Mondays. The class dates are: March 26, April 9, April 16, April 23 with a practice test on April 30. Registration is required and class size is limited. Registration closes on March 19, 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). This will be the last session of classes for this school year. Are you looking what to do with that extra fruit and vegetable harvest? Or just want to learn more about the basics of canning? Whats the di erence between water bath and pressure canning? The St. Johns County Extension Service and First Coast Technical College are o ering a basic hands-on learning course on home preservation. Canning Culinary Workshop starts in the classroom, moves to the kitchen and starts the canning process. Workshop participants will learn handson how to make preserves, jellies, jams and pickles featuring the datil peppers, various berries and peaches. Each participant will receive take home products. The workshop will be held on Friday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First Coast Technical College and the cost is $45 which includes a lunch. Participants must pre-pay and register by March 12 at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center. Please call early as space is limited. Minimum of 18 people. Call 209-0430 to register. All churches, organizations, schools, businesses and individuals in the NW St. Johns County community who have an interest in nding out ways they can serve the homeless and impoverished in St. Johns County are invited to attend an informational meeting on Monday, March 19 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Cross Creek Presbyterian Church, located at 401 Greenbriar Road. Learn about Home Again St. Johns, an organization formed to assist the homeless and impoverished in St. Johns county. Mike Davis, chairman of Home Again St. Johns, will be there to share what this organization is doing now with nightly meals, their plans for a center on State Road 207 in the near future to meet the needs of these residents in our county and how we can all become involved. For additional information, please contact David or Melanie Simpkins at 287-4072. Registration for the JCP Piranhas 2012 summer season will take place Tuesday, March 13 at Julington Creek Elementary School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Piranhas welcome competitive swimmers ages ve through 18. The team has openings for both experienced swimmers and those that have never been on a swim team before. New team members will be required to bring a copy of their birth certi cate to registration to verify their age. The Piranhas are one of the most popular swim teams in northeast Florida. Dont miss your chance to be part of our 15th Anniversary Season. Additional information about the team is available at www.jcppiranhas.org. On Saturday, April 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Julington Creek Plantation will host its rst-ever Aqua Egg Hunt for children ages three to 12. To be held in the JCP Recreation Center family fun pool, children will collect as many oating and sinking eggs as possible in the time allotted. Every child will receive a prize and there will be a special prize for the child that collects the most eggs in each age group. There will be four age groups: Preschool; Kindergarten and rst grade; second and third grade; and fourth and fth grade. Each age group is limited to 30 children. Non-CDD members are welcome. For further information or to pre-register for this event, please go to www.jcpcdd.org. Senator George McGovern will be the guest speaker at an upcoming fundraiser bene ting the Democratic Executive Committee of St. Johns County on Sunday, March 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Senator McGovern, a former representative and senator from the state of South Dakota, presidential candidate in 1972, and part-time St. Augustine resident will be available to sign copies of his recently published and timely book, What it Takes to be a Democrat. Available at Barnes and Noble and other book sellers, the book may also be available for sale at the fundraising event. A minimum donation of $45 is requested for the fundraiser, which will take place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Parry, 1178 Wood Duck Hollow in St. Johns. Reservations are preferred and can be made by contacting Democratic Headquarters, located at 142B King Street in St. Augustine, at 825-2336 weekday afternoons or by calling Donald Parry at 287-7720. Whats New cont. on pg. 5 Copies of Online Coupons are not accepted.

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Page 4, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioners DeskBy Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 JACKSONVILLESYMPHONYORCHESTRADinnerandtheSymphony Forinfoandtoordertickets, callBillCosnottiat(904)356-0426. Saturday,March24,2012 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. Fidelity National Financial Pops SeriesBOND AND BEYONDMichael Krajewski, conductor Debbie Gravitte, vocalist Hits from the James Bond thrillers to Mission Impossible.Sponsored by BRASS SATURDAY, MARCH 3BALLROOM WITH A TWISTWATCH THESE PAGES FOR FUTURE DINNER AND THE SYMPHONY INFOCirque 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. GROUPS WELCOME! S pring Fling! Meet the Easter Bunny!An afternoon of fun for the WHOLE FAMILY! Huge Easter Egg Hunt 12:15. Magic Show 2:30. Arts and crafts for the kids! Refreshments! Entertainment by Durbin Creek Elementary School Chorus and the Hickory Creek Chorus!For more information, call 904-287-7300. WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEK SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 12:00PM 3:00PM The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Over 15 Years Legal Experience904-665-0005www.preddylaw.com Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. 3000 Hartley Road, Suite 7Jacksonville FL 32257904.260.3812 www.reburkecpa.com The CPA Never Underestimate the ValueRobert E. Burke, CPA Across America, people are calling their elected o cials at all levels to do the hard work we elected them to do. Topping most everyones list is making the hard decisions to rein in spending and put America on a path of scal discipline. In St. Johns County we have done just that. Budget recommendation for St. Johns Countys 2013 budget reduces property taxes to near 2006 levels a reduction of $29 million compared to 2007. That year I opposed the county budget because it included spending that was out of touch with the hard economic realities we now face. While our budget has been rolled back, we are operating more facilities to serve a growing population and facing rising prices that challenge families and businesses. By 2013, our population is projected to increase by 27,000 people. That is 16 percent more than 2006. Additionally price levels will have 2013 county budget rolls back property taxes to 2006 levelsincreased 12 percent since 2006. When the economy was better, the county initiated many projects that were wanted and needed. Some were funded by developers and grants. Many were initiated prior to my service on the board. The 2006 budget did not include cost for operating many of those facilities. Some examples include the new Emergency Operations Center, Amphitheatre, Alpine Groves Park, Veterans Park, Aberdeen/Durbin Crossing Parks and RiverTown Parks. Bartram Trail Branch Library had just expanded and the World Golf Village and Palencia Fire Station had not been opened and sta ed. Because of tough choices made over the last six years, the county expects to absorb a $2.4 million reduction in property taxes in 2013. This brings us inline with the pre-boom January 1, 2005 property values. At this point in the budget cycle last year, the board faced a $12 million budget de cit. This included a de cit in re services funding and the need to upgrade the county radio system relied on for public safety, regional disaster responses and routine county communication. After extensive county discussions, public and business input and intense negotiations we were able to close that gap by using JEA money towards the radio system, cutting costs and increasing property taxes $1.7 million to maintain quality of life services including parks and library services and $2.3 million to stabilize the Fire Service Fund leaving county services largely intact for 2012. While no one ever wants a tax increase, most did not want to accept the kind of reductions necessary to avoid any tax increase. While some called us cut taxes, below the 2006 level and turn of ball eld lights and close libraries and re stations, more believed these services were important to our community and should not be sacri ced for modest overall tax reductions. Property taxes are not the only revenue reduction a ecting the county budget. Earlier this year the county slashed impact fees cutting them in half for non-residential property. It is hoped this will help spur job growth, balance our tax base and improve access to shopping and services in St. Johns County. We are also absorbing reductions in residential impact fees to bu er increases requested by School Board to fund new schools to serve our growing county. Our schools are faced with nding seats for 943 new students next year and there is no end in sight. In addition to the radio system, several other pressing issues are resolved or solutions within reach. The County Pier is being repaired to extend its life by ve years, we purchased threatened right of way to advance 9B and we recently completed improvements to expand jail capacity to defer a costly expansion. County court space was renovated and expanded cost e ectively by moving the publics auditorium and administration out of the court house, allowing our judges to have space needed to hold court in a safe manner. There will always be the next thing and challenges remain. In the future, we will need to address capital expenditures funding. We can no longer expect new growth to help us fund infrastructure back logs. Local road maintenance, transportation funding, water quality mandates are issues on our horizon. As we continue to grow, re services will need to be expanded and recreation improvements will be needed on land set aside in the World Golf Village area. It is a pleasure to serve this community. For more budget information please visit www. sjc .us; we welcome your input, your questions and your participation. Please do not hesitate to call if I may be of assistance. Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com March 2012 The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, Chariman, St. Johns County School Board SaleSaleSale SaleQUITTING BUSINESSEvery Item On Sale! Sales Terms Hours: MondayFriday 10-7 Saturday 10-5 Closed Sundays Return this coupon for a bonus of 250,000 prize dollars.Name: Address: City, State Phone: Limit one coupon per person per day. Prizes awarded March 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM This sale was initiated only after careful consideration. Its our way of thanking our local customers and friends for their valuable patronage and at the same time accomplishing our goals. David R. Marshall, Owner You can win the following Fantastic Prizes: 1/2 OFF IN STOCK ONLY! EVERY ITEM MUST BE SOLD! All Drew Brand Shoes in Stock now 20% OFF SPECIAL ORDERS! thru March 10th! Jacksonville, FL 11111 San Jose Blvd. 904-220-1212SAVE $100CALL Today The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Attorneys & Counselors at Law 10151 Deerwood Park Blvd .904-371-3536cameronbakerlaw.com Legal questions answered, form preparation, court appearances & attorney services available Mediation services oered to clients looking to minimize costs The budget numbers owing from Tallahassee appear to look very good for public education. The Governors budget and both the House and Senate budgets add a billion plus dollars to funding for Floridas children. However, when the layers of the onion are peeled away, one discovers that the picture is not quite so rosy. Even though there is a large infusion of money, it is basically replacement money from the cuts we received last year, amounting to $1.3 billion. The new money replaces federal stimulus dollars that have expired, money to prop up falling revenue from reduced property values and money to accommodate 31,000 new students to the state next year. At the end of the day, public education ends up with a slight cut, even with the infusion of $1.2 billion. The story in our county mirrors that of the state. When all the reductions statewide are coupled with increasing cost to operate transportation due to rising fuel costs, increased cost of textbooks, an increase in the amount districts have to pay for retirement and opening the new school, our district nds itself with an estimated $9 million de cit. Thankfully, because of Whats New cont. from pg. 3World Golf Village Toastmasters meets the rst and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at First Florida Credit Union (entrance in back of building), located at 1950 County Road 210 West in St. Johns. You are invited to visit the World Golf Village Toastmasters Club. Our members include experienced Toastmasters and those just starting. Together we share the Toastmasters experience in ...a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, where every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills...And have fun doing it. For more information, please visit www.worldgolfvillage.toastmastersclubs.org. One of the best investments you can make in your home is landscaping. Unlike other home improvement projects a landscape tends to appreciate with time as opposed to depreciating like a new appliance. Learn to create a landscape design for your home by attending our three session class. You must attend all three sessions for this class to bene t you. For each week we build on the previous information and by the end of the third session you can have a completed design. By attending the three classes it also entitles you to a site visit for an evaluation of your plan. The class will be three consecutive Wednesdays, April 4, 11 & 18 9:30noon. The cost of the course is $30.00 and class size is limited to 15 projects. This class will be held at the Wind Mitigation Building 3111 Agriculture Center Drive. To register for the class call the St. Johns County Extension O ce at 209-0430. The next AARP Driver Safety cost cutting in the last few years and the building up of reserves, we have the money to cover the shortfall for next year. However, if the trend continues, our district will need to begin to make some of the more drastic cuts that other counties have utilized in the last few years. The measuring of student achievement is another big adjustment that we, as well as all the other districts, face this year. This fall, the State Board of Education raised the FCAT score necessary to display pro ciency at all grade levels. In addition, the new FCAT 2 is a more rigorous test. The higher cut score is especially hurtful in third grade where students are required to be pro cient in reading as measured by FCAT 2 to move on to fourth grade and at the 10th grade level where the new cut scores require students to score at the 70 percentile to pass. It should also be recalled that a student must pass the 10th grade FCAT in order to graduate. With the increase in di culty coupled with a higher passing score, we may see school grades drop next year. The State Board is also considering requiring students who are learning English to pass the FCAT the second year that they begin their English studies. Our board regards this as unfair, comparable to expecting an American student to move to Russia and be uent enough in Russian to pass a rigorous test in just one year. We as a district are very supportive of accountability for our students. However, the elevated requirements are becoming increasingly unobtainable for a growing number of students. My great fear is that end result will be labeling students who are actually doing well as failing, which may result in higher dropout rates and decreasing graduation rates. We will have to watch closely to see the e ects of these changes in the accountability system. New student registration has begun for St. Johns County Schools. If you know of someone who has children who will be new to our district next year, please encourage them to contact the school to which they will be zoned. If they are not sure which school their children will attend, they can nd a tool on the homepage of the district website, www.stjohns.k12. .us, which will allow them to enter their home address. The resulting search will identify which elementary, middle and high school serves that particular address. It is essential that we identify as closely as possible how many children will attend each school so that we hire the correct number of teachers for each location. As always, thank you for your interest in public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@ stjohns.k12. .us.HCE Kinder Garden cont. from pg. 1As the seedlings begin to sprout, the excitement of the Kinder Gardeners also grows, as exhibited by comments any mother would love to hearcomments such as Were growing cauli ower. I like it cooked, from Sarah or this one from Kennedy: Im going to have the carrots with ranch dressing. Gaige made one that might just surprise his mom, Spinach is my favorite. Hannah re ected on the growing watermelons by saying, Maybe we could have a seed spitting contest? Teachers Kruse and Goselin may have hit upon the very magic that moms have been seeking for centuriesthe very spell that will get their kids to enjoy the nutritional bounty that Mother Earth provides us all. Program for drivers 50 and older will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. The fee for AARP members is $12; non-members fee is $14. You must attend both days for certi cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320. Please join us at Durbin Creek Elementary PTOs fourth annual Golf Classic on April 30 beginning at 1:00 p.m. We are currently looking for sponsors and participants. Participant tickets are $100 each, which includes golf, cart, range balls, on-course beverages, boxed lunch, snacks, a goody bag and post golf appetizers. There will also be a cash bar. There will be proximity prizes and a putting contest as well as on-course games. We will also have ra e drawing and silent auction items. Many sponsor levels are still available from $100 to $3500. If you would like to play or sponsor the DCES Golf Classic, please contact Tim Conlan at 759-3861 or via email at tconlan@auld-white.com or Steve Black at 899-9456 or via email at sblack@stellar.net. The eighth annual Bartram Bash will be held on April 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park, located along State Road 13 in Switzerland. Come out and celebrate William Bartrams Birthday and Earth Day. Free food, crafts, games and more will be available. For more details, please contact Beverly Fleming at 5221573. Save the date for Hickory Creek Elementary School PTOs upcoming fundraising event. Evening of Luck is scheduled for Saturday, March 17 from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. at St. Johns Golf and Country Club. Spend St. Patricks Day trying your luck bidding on a wide variety of donated items and services. The evening will feature great food, live music, a Whats New cont. on pg. 6

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Page 6, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Call us for a free consultation904-854-0410Your familys future is our only concern. Christopher M. 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 This month I would like to share with you information about an issue we often take for granted making a call to 9-11 to report an emergency. You should call 9-1-1 to report crimes in progress, or an emergency that is or could become life threatening. Other examples of this are serious medical issues like a heart attack, stroke, seizure, uncontrolled asthma attack, child birth in progress or anything involving serious bodily injury. You should NOT call 9-1-1 to report a burglary or theft that is not in progress or other non-emergency events. For that you will nd the various Whats New cont. from pg. 59-1-1non-emergency numbers in the front pages of the phone book or to contact our o ce, call 824-8304, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. In St. Johns County our o ce has been designated to operate the enhanced 9-1-1 system. The enhanced indicates that for all land line calls, the location from where the call is originating is displayed on the dispatchers screen. Most cell phone providers are now sending us the coordinates to help identify the location of mobile calls, but even with this advanced technology there are important procedures the caller can follow to make the response quicker and more e cient. Stay calm. The 9-1-1 dispatcher is well trained to gather from you the information necessary. Answer their questions with brief responses based on the best knowledge you have available. Follow instructions and if there is something you are not clear about or dont understand, ask to have it repeated. Above all stay on the line until the dispatcher tells you to hang up. As soon as your children are old enough to understand, start teaching them how and when to use 9-1-1. Be sure they know their name, address and phone number and situations where they may need to call for help such as nding someone who wont wake up and there are no other people around to tell or to ask for help. Practice dialing 9-1-1 with them on a play telephone stressing they need to use a real phone if there is an emergency. Always refer to the emergency number as 9-1-1 and never nine eleven. My o ce o ers youth programs to include 9-1-1 usage for our children. Call our Community Services Youth Programs Deputy at 829-9438 for more information. Another issue regarding 9-1-1 emergency services is for subscribers to Voice Over Internet Protocols. Vonage is the best known of these services. These providers are required to provide their customers with 9-1-1 service and work with us in keeping name and address information for internet connected phones. However if you use this service it is very important you update this information with your provider should you move. Remember in the event of a power outage or internet connection failure your VoIP phone may not work so having a basic land or cell phone as back up is essential. Occasionally the media requests public records of 9-11 recordings of news worthy emergencies. I hope you are as impressed as I am with the professional way in which our dispatchers deal with such tense situations, calm the caller and assist with advice about rst aid or other safety issues until rst responders arrive. Thanks as always for taking the time to read my monthly column and if you have a suggestion for a future topic or any other issue involving county law enforcement please email me at dshoar@sjso.org. silent and live auction, a 50/50 drawing and a golf challenge. All proceeds from this event will go toward replacing computer hardware that will bene t the students and teachers at HCE. Thank you to all the business supporters who have already contributed to this event. Donations are still being accepted until March 1. If you would like to contribute or need additional information about Evening of Luck, please email hcepto05@ yahoo.com. 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. One of the most popular components of the annual Mandarin Art Festival is the Childrens Art Show. Held inside the Mandarin Community Club building both days of the festival, work from as many as 20 public and private elementary and middle schools from both Duval and St. Johns Counties will be on display. Ribbons will be awarded to individual students and overall school submissions. The Mandarin Art Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8 on the grounds of the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Ample free parking will be available at the Mandarin Presbyterian Church on Mandarin Road with shuttle service to the festival. For more information, please visit www.mandarincommunityclub.org. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stayat-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. 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. If you have any questions or would like to get more information to join, please email Jenn at sanmoms@gmail.com, check out our website at http:\\sanmomsclub.weebly.com or drop into our business meeting. The North Florida Daylily Society holds its meetings on the second Sunday of each month at 2:15 p.m. at the Orange Park Library, located at 2054 Plain eld Avenue, just o Kingsley Boulevard. Daylily experts provide programs ranging from preparing daylilies for planting to how to prepare daylilies for shows. The club membership includes daylily enthusiasts from the Beaches to Middleburg. Guests are welcome to attend. 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. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Monday, March 12, Tuesday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 27 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. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of every month at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see the website nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773.

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www.thecreekline.com March 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. 888.410.3789 Voter turnout for the January 31 Presidential Election for the entire county was 44 percent. Voter turnout in NW St. Johns County was higher. Congratulations to the following precincts for the best turnout in the Northwest: 106 Switzerland Community Church: 46.73 percent 109 SJC Fire/Rescue Station: 46.70 percent 103 San Juan Del Rio Church : 46.42 percent 104 Bartram Trail Library: 45.26 percent The public manual audit of ballots cast during the election was conducted on February 13 at 4:00 p.m. Precinct 502 was the randomly selected precinct chosen to be audited. A total of 1070 ballots were hand counted and compared against actual election results. Overall accuracy of the audit was 100 percent, con rming the accuracy and reliability of our DS200 ballot tabulators. A report of the countys audit will be led with the Division of Elections. Beginning with the January election, Precinct 101 was moved from the Unity Church to the Julington Creek Annex. The Annex is now used both as an early voting site and a voting precinct on election day. We did see some lines periodically throughout the day at the Annex on election day. Oftentimes, Your Vote Counts!By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections, St. Johns Countyupon entering the polling place, voters were redirected to their correct precinct where they were then allowed to vote. An important reminder to all voters: The laws pertaining to voting on election day are different than the laws that provide for early voting. I know many of you are used to voting at the Annex during early voting. The law allows voters to vote at any location during the eight days of early voting; however, on election day, the law requires you to vote in the precinct of your legal residence. Knowing where to vote will be especially important for the August Primary and November General Elections. Some precinct changes will be required due to the new congressional, senate, house, county commission and school board district lines. We have already begun reviewing the new district lines in anticipation of required changes to existing precincts. Once everything is nalized, every registered voter in the county will be mailed a new voter information card informing you of your new districts, precinct and polling location for the fall elections. My goal is to get voters where they need to go the rst time! Know where to vote before you go. During election time, if you do not have your voter information card, please take a minute to call the o ce at 823-2238 or visit our website at www.votesjc.com. There are useful tools available for your use on the front page. Use the Voter Lookup quick link to check your registration status, verify the address we have on le for you and locate your polling place. Use the Where Do I Vote quick link to the precinct locator. Input your address and locate your correct polling place. Taking the time to verify your polling place before you go to vote will save you time and aggravation. Please call any time we can be of assistance. At the Julington Creek Plantation Tennis tournament held January 28 and 29, local resident Austin Van Dyke (left) won the 12 and under boys division. David Burns was the runner-up. Over 25 JCP tennis students participated and six reached the nals and/or won. Happy St. Patricks Day!

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Page 8, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com Finding the right doctor just got easier.Baptist Primary Care is pleased to welcome Lara Church, MD, to its Hilden Road practice. Dr Church is dedicated to your familys health through every stage of life and ready to provide you with a medical home. Services include: Well visits for adults, adolescents and children Care for minor injuries Coordination of care for chronic conditions (diabetes, hyper tension, etc.) ImmunizationsSame-day appointments Rashmi Schramm, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Lara Church, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Erich Schramm, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine 825-1941Baptist Primary Care Hilden Road141 Hilden Road Suite 201 Jacksonville, FL 32081 108 Bartram Oaks WalkLocated inside the Spa and Salon at Bartram Walk.899-1234www.hairbycarl.comCarl Slack Fall in love with your hair again! Tina P. Fernandez, CPA, PL www.tpfcpa.com 904-287-2195 Over 30 Years ExperienceHave Condence in Your Tax Preparation & Planning. Allow Me to Assist You. Visit www.tpfcpa.com for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. Buy A Business John SerbCertied Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Condential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation At our January meeting it was decided to forego the idea of a bicycle tour and bike safety event until next year. After discussions with a number of groups, including bicycle clubs and others, it became clear that running a successful bike tour requires elaborate planning and we simply didnt have enough time to do it right. The objective for the bike tour was to promote bike safety and raise funds to help achieve our 2012 goals. We also wanted it to be part of the eighth annual Bartram Bash event and to create more interest in the Bash. The Bartram Bash is now scheduled for April 21 and updates will be made as the date approaches. On February 7, 2012 our award winning DVD video Up from the Roots Remembering Rural St. Johns County was presented to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netCounty Administrator Mike Wanchick saw the video earlier and felt it important for the BCC and television audience to view the historical time-line presented. This time-line is important because many St. Johns County residents (old and new) have no idea of the early history of St. Johns County or the lifestyles of early residents. The commissioners and television viewers gave rave reviews and have led to increased sales of the 10-minute video. Get your personal copy by contacting me at: alabbat@bellsouth.net or visit the website for ordering information. Quantities are limited so I suggest you order ASAP. A teaser clip of the video can be seen on the Scenic Highway website: www.bartramscenichighway.com. The price is $10 with free shipping or $9 if picked up at my home in Fruit Cove. A previously appointed tree planting sub-committee, headed by Claire Fioriti, reported having several meetings over the past few weeks to identify native trees. Trees will be purchased with the $1,000 donated by the Switzerland Garden Club as reported earlier. We should complete this selection soon Beverly Fleming reported on planning for the Bartram Bash coming in April at Alpine Groves Park. Plans are coming together nicely and were looking forward to another great and entertaining event. Mark your calendars be there or be square. In other updates, a Speakers Bureau to present the William Bartram Scenic Highway story to county residents is being formed and volunteers are needed. The success of our award winning video, website and web based newsletter as well as our Master Plan is giving our work lots of attention and requests for us to speak at various local meetings. If you or your group is interested in having a representative of the Bartram Scenic Highway speak at your next meeting, please contact me. Were also working with the National Scenic Byways (NSB) PEER Advisory Network for a consultant to advise the management council on a variety of topics nance, fundraising and organization. Well soon know that we qualify for an advisor to assist in our longer term planning. A successful e ort helps move us closer to ful lling our Master Plan. Were becoming big time in the Northwest community and we invite you to be part of our winning team. For more details send me an email at your convenience. We are a non-profit organization; for more details, please call Al Abbatiello at 2875577. Sign up for our newsletter at www.bartramscenichighway. com. Our next meeting is March 9 at the County Annex on Flora Branch Boulevard.onagle, who both re ected on how Christs Cupboard provides a great outlet for the Girl Scouts to experience the warm reward realized by helping the community through service. Gina Cabral, owner of Curves of Fruit Cove and sta members Mary Ann Edger and Linda Feist also joined in the meal. The Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council 12664 of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church was represented. The council donates monthly to the food bank through its Knights Harvest and Brothers BOGO missions. Helping Hands was represented by Janet Shaver and Jackie Valyou. Beth Calhoun was also there representing JCP CARES and Helping Hands. Nancy Rushton and Mary Warner from Mandarin United Methodist Church represented the Change the World Project of the church which provides donations to the pantry. Geneva Presbyterian Church was represented by Sue Allalemdjian who personally delivers food each week to the food bank. Sue Fischer, who brings leftovers from the Publix bakery to the food bank, was joined by her husband George Fischer. Volunteers at the pantry also joined in the meal including Bob and Jean Koontz, Joe and Marlene Reinders, Bill Hopper and Ted Landgraf. Landgraf, who is a selfsponsor, says, They just tell me what they need and I go get it. Christs Cupboard began in March 2008 helping those in need, when the social ministry of Celebration Lutheran Church recognized a need in the community. They decided to put the statement Sharing the Love of Christ by Word and Deed into practice. Thus Christs Cupboard Community Food Bank opened its doors to those who are in need. Celebration Lutheran Church Pastor Jason Lane re ected to the donors, We rejoice in the work of Christs Cupboard. Here we see good at work caring for those in need and proclaiming the love of God in the person. It is a testament to our community to see so many volunteers and organizations across denominations helping Christs Cupboard Community Food Bank. The food bank is located at Celebration Lutheran Church at 810 Roberts Road. Just look for the little black and white sign on the mailbox along Roberts Road simply announcing Food Bank Open.Christs Cupboard cont. from pg. 1

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CDDs, originally intended as a way for real estate developers to pay for basic infrastructure such as roads, sewer systems and a community swimming pool have blossomed into ongoing business concerns instead of the original intention of benign organizations which would eventually pay o bond debt used to build the original infrastructure. St. Johns Countys Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District has an employee count which makes many small town governments envious. In addition to the basic infrastructure, Julington Creek Plantation CDD also operates among other things recreational and sports facilities, tness and instructional classes, childcare services and a caf. A structure similar to a municipal government has been created, with an elected board of directors acting as a town council, complete with the authority to levy mandatory fees in place of taxes. All fees levied are in addition to mandatory county property taxes. A general manager serves as head of the day-to-day operations. Julington Creek Plantation has 6,000 residences and the largest annual fee collection of all community development districts in St. Johns County. The ve members of the board of directors, which are elected in staggered terms, each serve for four years. Two members, Kathy Minnis in Seat Two and Brad Nelson, in Seat Five, are up for re-election this November during the presidential general election.Seventh of a seriesSome CDDs are more like a municipal government than an infrastructure entityBy J. Bruce RichardsonBased on a published organization chart obtained by The CreekLine and dated January 30, 2012, Julington Creek Plantation CDD has 25 lled management or assistant manager paid positions, backed up by an o -season sta of 117, for a total employee count of 142. During warm weather summer months, the sta regularly grows to over 150 employees. As with many employers, Julington Creek Plantation CDD o ers a full range of bene ts to full time employees, such as vacation pay, health insurance and retirement bene ts. Employees are also eligible for bonuses. In addition to this sta is an outside Paychex Human Resource Specialist and a district manager from Government Management Services, a company which specializes in CDD management and related services and has an ongoing contract with Julington Creek Plantation CDD. Julington Creek Plantation CDD also employs the services of other outside contractors such as accountants, auditors and attorneys as needed or required. Annually, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District collects in excess of $5.4 million per year in a combination of residential and commercial fees. These are fees which are paid on top of county property taxes. Additionally, Julington Creek Plantation residents pay homeowners association fees. Sta salaries have risen dramatically every year since 2006 and continued rising through the Great Recession as salaries in other companies and government organizations were either frozen in place or reduced or employees were laid o During this same period of time, the single family homeowner Julington Creek Plantation CDD annual assessment went from $488.90 in 2006 to $679.82 in 2007, to $765.36 in 2008 and nally to $829.69 in 2011. Ultimately, job descriptions, salary levels and bonus levels are put before and approved by the Julington Creek Plantation CDD elected board of ve directors. Here is a listing of senior position salaries and the changes since 2006: General manager: 2006, $45,000; 2011, $96,250 Administrator: 2006, $25,000; 2011, $50,000 Administration Assistant: 2006, $18,720; 2011, $34,500 Childwatch director: 2006, vacant; 2007, $33,000; 2011, $35,535 Aquatics director: 2006, $29,000; 2011, $37,500 Fitness director: 2006, vacant; 2007, $33,000; 2011, $41,200 Food and beverage manager: 2006, vacant; 2007, $40,000; 2011, $30,000 Special events: 2006, vacant; 2008, $45,000; 2011, $45,000 Front desk: 2006, vacant, 2008, $35,000; 2011, $35,887 Property manager: 2006, vacant; 2007, $57,000; 2011, $60,476 Housekeeping manager: 2006, vacant; 2008, $37,440; 2011, $38,563 Sports Plex manager: 2006, vacant; 2007, $30,000; 2011, $30,000 Swim team head coach: 2006, vacant; 2008, $55,000; 2011, $56,650 Tennis director: 2006, vacant, 2008, Base $32,000 plus commission; 2011, Base $32,000 plus commission Hourly employee wages run from $7.75 per hour for novice lifeguards up to $25 per hour for tness instructors. Pool deck servers make as little as $4 per hour as a base salary, plus tips, as is a common arrangement for food servers. Typically, many hourly employees make wages in the $8 per hour to $13.50 per hour range at Julington Creek Plantation CDD. Twelve employees have relatives who are also employees. A total of $24,800 in annual bonuses was awarded to employees for the most recent full work year. Full time salaried employees, including department managers, professional coaching and instructors, received $11,200 in bonuses. One administration employee received $1,600, one front desk employee $1,600, one child watch employee $1,600, two swim team employees a total of $3,200, one property employee $1,600 and one tennis employee, $1,600. One tness employee received a bonus of $1,400, one aquatics employee $1,400, one housekeeping employee $1,400 and one Sports Plex employee $1,400. There was a total of $16,800 in bonuses awarded to department managers, professional coaching sta and instructors. The remaining $8,000 in bonuses was divided between other full time employees. Criteria for receiving bonuses included performance exceeded the requirements of the job in all major areas. Signi cant work above and beyond the responsibilities was achieved for the top group, performance exceeded the requirements of the job in several important areas for the second group and achieved job requirements in all major areas for the bottom group of employees. As of press time for The CreekLine, the Julington Creek Plantation CDD elected board of directors was set to discuss salary increases and a bonus structure for the coming year in late February. Elected board members of the Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District are: Sam Lansdale, Seat 1, elected in 2010, up for re-election in 2014, can be reached at slansdale@jcpcdd.org, 904509-4902 Kathy Minnis, Seat 2, elected in 2008, up for re-election in 2012, can be reached at kminnis@jcpcdd.org, 904287-1376 Nina Kannatt-Gapinski, Seat 3, elected in 2010, up for re-election in 2014, can be reached at nkannatt@jcpcdd. org, no telephone number provided Catherine Klein, Seat 4, elected in 2010, up for re-election in 2014, can be reached at cklein@jcpcdd.org, 904-8213657 Brad Nelson, Seat 5, elected CDD series cont. on pg 12

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Page 10, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com 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 13www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md 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 SchoolsMandarin292-0195St. Johns (CR210)429-0290 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. Get a new look for Spring!Wig BoutiquePeggy Hawkins, OwnerSpring Special -All in stock wigs 20% off. Dear Editor, I would like to comment on the JCP CDD Chairpersons report from the last issue. She makes a statement about this being a year to celebrate, since the revenue exceeded projections by over $200,000 this year. I would agree, if this was something unusual. However, if you review previous years, the CDD has huge revenue and expense overages each year, averaging about $250,000 a year for the last seven years. I would argue the CDD does not make or save $250,000 in any year. Each year One of the many problems facing caregivers for the elderly and disabled is stress. This is the rst generation where parents and loved ones are living longer and reversing the roles of who takes care of whom. With this role change comes not only the stress of dealing with aging issues, such as living arrangements and its excessive costs, but also the nancial responsibility of seeing that loved ones are cared for in this economic environment. The cost of long term care can be burdensome if a person does not have long term care insurance or other nancial means. The best way to reduce this stress is by preplanning. For example, a loved one Letter to the Editorthe CDD uses the previous years budget numbers as a starting point in the budget cycle rather than the actual numbers and each year the budget includes approximately $250,000 in overages. I believe the current process hurts the tax payers by tying up money unnecessarily and if we could just eliminate the continual budget overages, we could reduce assessments by about 6 percent in the next scal year. Signed, Sam Lansdale, JCP CDD SupervisorPreplanning for long term care for the elderly and disabled: The ultimate stress reducer for caregiversBy Contributing Writer Robert M. Morgan, Attorney at Law, Robert M. Morgan and Associates, P.A.diagnosed with dementia or who su ers from a severe heath condition, such as a heart attack or stroke, could pay thousands of dollars in legal costs and have to endure multiple court hearings just to get the a airs in order if they or their family have not simply preplanned. Without proper preplanning, the stress of simple bank transactions can seem impossible and overwhelming. Setting up the proper paperwork in advance, such as the examples below, ease the burden of assisting this person with nancial transactions, helps in obtaining health care for substantially less and will reduce a courts involvement in ones a airs. The most important document to have in advance is the Durable Power of Attorney (POA). The POA law was recently revised in October 2011. This means for those with POAs predating this change, updating the POA (or just obtaining one) is imperative. One of the main bene ts to having a POA is keeping ones a airs out of court. Next is the Health Care Surrogate Designation. This allows a caregiver to make health care decisions for another. It is very important this document contain language incorporating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) wording. A huge stress reliever for the caregiver is a revocable trust agreement. These are also called Living Trusts. This document not only helps to keep a persons a airs out of court but also can prevent the need for probate upon the death of the elderly or disabled. Trusts can allow caregivers the exibility to plan for government bene ts if it is determined they may be necessary, now or in the future. Another document is a Personal Services Contract Agreement (PSC) entered into between the elderly or disabled person and the caregiver. The PSC permits a caregiver to be compensated for providing care giving services. This is very important if the caregiver wants to consider being paid and the person being cared for is still able to obtain government bene ts. An option for caregivers still wanting to pursue long term care planning without the need to purchase insurance is to utilize a Five Year Trust plan. This plan allows a person to transfer their property into trust and still obtain social security bene ts, including those for long term care, without incurring a penalty or being disquali- ed for public bene ts. This plan also provides long term income tax bene ts for the family. Preplanning is less expensive for the elder, disabled and caregiver in the long run; it allows for more exibility and options in obtaining long term care bene ts. The alternative to preplanning is waiting for a crisis situation. In my opinion, the best way to reduce stress for both the caregiver and the elderly or disabled is to preplan to prevent making these di cult decisions when a crisis occurs. 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www.thecreekline.com March 2012 The CreekLine, Page 11 Dr. Gus J. Gari D.D.S. To Schedule an appointment call287-0033 Spring CleaningDo you ever wonder why your dental oce needs x-rays or an exam with your cleaning? All procedures performed at your routine dental visit are equally important. To ensure proper preventative care you should expect to have an exam, x-rays, a periodontal probing and cl ean the plaque & tartar o your teeth.. When you go for your cleaning make sure to update your medical history. Many health issues are directly related to your teeth, gums or mouth. Many medications aect saliva production and can cause dryness in the mouth which lowers the ph and makes your teeth prone to decay. Another important step are taking x-rays at least once a year. X-rays can help detect decay or fractures in your teeth that are not visible by the naked eye. This helps prevents future problems such as root canals or extractions. A crucial part of your dental check up is periodontal probing or measuring of bone level. The adequate bone level for a healthy gum should be 1-3 mm pockets anything deeper than that can mean bacteria has grown beneath the gum. Bacteria destroys the gum tissue and bone surrounding your teeth. There is treatment for the infection or gum disease depending on the level of the disease. Later you will get the plaque and tartar scraped by scaling your teeth. Plaque and tartar left on teeth can cause gum disease. Then your teeth will be polished with an abrasive paste that removes stain and massages your gum. You will nish with ossing and reminded of areas that need better attention. Finally your dentist will give you a thorough exam checking for decay or problems in any teeth as well as oral cancer screening. All this information will determine if any treatment is needed. The procedures performed at your dental visit are considered preventative measures to ensure optimum oral health. 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 As the health care bill now stands, a 3.8% Medicare Surtax will come into play in 2013, if no change is made. This MEDICARE SURTAX is on UNEARNED INCOME for taxpayers with MODIFIED ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME (MAGI) in excess of $200,000 for single and $250,000 for married. The tax is imposed on or the excess of MAGI over the thresholds. For more information as to how it will affect you, please contact us for an appointment. Feeling the winter doldrums? Look again at what is close to home and a ordable at the Julington Creek Plantation CDD recreation facilities. We all want the best value for our dollar and nancial pressures make it hard to prioritize a community perspective. But Julington Creek Plantation is quite special and o ers so much. Look around and youll nd a habit of excellence in our community; this is a great place to live, work and play. The JCP CDD o ers excellent recreation opportunities that add value to homeownership here. Local businesses, charitable agencies and schools o er excellence. The resulting lifestyle has wide appeal because our community has a habit of excellence. The JCP CDD does more than just recreation, but we do recreation very well. When you come to board meetings you will hear meaningful local governance and sound management. I encourage everyone to consider di erent views represented on the board and avoid in ammatory characterizations. Excellence in local governance includes debate and disagreement, but without respect and compromise it can lead to ugly characterizations and divisive statements. The CDD board should continue to pursue its goal of excellence and responsible action. Each CDD supervisor is dedicated to scal integrity. We o er high quality amenities at a reasonable cost and our CDD managers are skilled and conscientious. Resident input and utilization guide board decisions and our friendly, talented sta are the heart of our community center. The board The Pacetti Bay Middle School PTSO has a busy March planned. There are several opportunities for students, families and the community to enjoy what PTSO has to o er this spring. The PTSO spring dance will be held on March 16. It is always a fun- lled event for the students and a great opportunity for parents to get involved. Please contact the PTSO if you would like help out. A new fundraiser to PBMS, the Enjoy the City book, will kicko March 9. This $20 book contains coupons for St. Augustine and Jacksonville area grocery stores, restaurants, outing destinations and other businesses that can provide you with signi cant savings. Students will be taking orders through March 23 and books will be available for immediate delivery. Evening of the Arts will be held on March 27. This event is an opportunity for the community to hear choral and instrumental music and view artwork created by area students. An on-hands arts and crafts area will be open and refreshments and spirit wear will be available. The book fair will also be open that evening. The Enjoy the City fundraiser books will be available as well. It will be a special activity- lled night, so please join us! If you didnt get a chance to join PTSO, its not too late. PBMS PTSO steps into spring By Contributing Writer Sharon Davis, Corresponding Secretary, PBMS PTSOMembership applications are accepted at any time. Membership is $15 per family and includes a copy of the school directory. Meetings are held the rst Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the PBMS Media Center. All are welcome. More information can be found at www-pbm.stjohns.k12. .us/ ptso/. Students are excited this year about being allowed to carry their books and school supplies in cinch bags between classes. PTSO is helping the kids to stay organized by o ering for sale both green and blue cinch bags, so kids can pack items needed for green day and blue day separately. Bags are $7 and can be purchased by completing the spirit wear form available at www-pbm.stjohns. k12. .us/ and sending it to school with the student. PTSO is grateful for the support of the community as we work to raise funds to support programs at PBMS. If you own a business and are interested in partnering with the PTSO or are an individual with fundraising ideas, please contact Debbie Adams at dadams2@att.net.JCP CDD : A Supervisors ReportBy Contributing Writer Cathy Klein, JCP CDD Supervisorsupervises your investment in top-notch recreation facilities, programs and sta and our community bene ts as a whole. We o er enough variety that no one participates in everything, but together we try to provide something for all that is a ordable and close to home. Exhibit A. shows the $830 single-family home CDD assessment allocation. My household doesnt use Child Watch or the SportsPlex, but I approved $11 this year to keep them for families who do. The FY 2012 assessment is the same as the previous year amount; allocating our budget is debated each year. Before the Recreation Center opened in 2008, recall that we had very limited facilities and no prospect that the county would build more in our area. Your CDD lled that void by building the Recreation Center and its excellence distinguishes us from other residential developments. JCP CDD landowners bene t from the value of what JCP CDD report cont. on pg. 12 The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com sales @thecreekline.com

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Page 12, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com Free agent with every policy. Ill make sure your auto coverage is the best t, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY.FreeDiscount Double Check too.1003065State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com 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 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: The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will hold their March meeting on Tuesday, March 13 at the Ramada Inn at the junction of Interstate 295 and San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin beginning at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is open to everyone. We invite you to join us for breakfast and an informative program by Beverly Fleming, St. Johns County Naturalist. We will also be collecting gifts for our baby shower to bene t The Divine Mercy House, a Christian maternity home for single women facing unexpected pregnancies. Some of the items on their wish list include baby clothing, baby blankets, diapers/wipes, maternity clothing and many other ideas which can be viewed on their website (www.divinemercyhouse.org/ item-wish-list/).Construction on our Guatemala Healthy Schools project has been completed and we are working with our partner, the Rotary Club of Antigua, Guatemala to implement the training portion of the project. This is basically having a health class curriculum to teach kids healthy habits. The project has made improvements in 30 schools, affecting over 5,000 students this year. Due to security concerns in Guatemala, we have to postpone the next phase of this program until the situation improves. However, the opportunity to fund construction of a community water system in Honduras has come along to take its place this year. We are partnering with several other organizations to fund this $14,000 project. Details of the project are as follows: The border region of Nahuaterique has been a part of Honduras since 1992. Before then, it was part of El Salvador and was caught in the crosshairs of a border dispute for over 12 years. The community of El Granadillo already has part of their system CDD series cont. from pg. 9in 2008, up for re-election in 2012, can be reached at bnelson@jcpcdd.org, 904448-0024 Information provided by the St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections o ce. Kathy Minnis in Seat Two and Brad Nelson in Seat Four are both up for re-election during the presidential general election this November. The qualifying period for becoming an o cial candidate is from 12:00 noon on June 4, 2012 through 12:00 noon on June 8, 2012. Qualifying papers are accepted by the St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections beginning May 21, 2012. There is a at $25 qualifying fee to be placed on the non-partisan ballot. Complete information can be found at www.votesjc.com.J. 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.Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club announces informative March meetingThe breakfast bu et on March 13 will be served for $12 a person. A check must be mailed by Wednesday, March 7 to secure your reservation. Please call Fran Albert at 2306010 for more information. The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn. 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, pleases contact Vice President of Membership Ellen Brenner at 230-2676 or email her at ebbjc@bellsouth.net. Rotary Club of Bartram Trail updateBy Contributing Writer Jamie Mackeybuilt. The existing spring box will be improved and piped to homes. Pilas (a triple sink, usually located outside) and latrines will be constructed in each home that does not yet have these essential sanitation components. By implementing this project, over 300 people in 55 households will receive running water to their homes, have a proper place to store it and will have a way to dispose of their waste without contaminating their water. Helping a community obtain potable water and build latrines is of course helpful, but the education and continued support provided after the project is built is essential for its success. ADEC, our non-governmental organization (NGO) partner, will provide full training in the use of the lters and combined systems, as well as circuit rider for who will make at least four visits a year to make sure the systems are functioning properly and that the community is utilizing their new infrastructure correctly. The circuit rider program is what makes ADEC the di erent from other NGOs, forming habits that may take a few months or years to take root, but will last long after. Closer to home we have several volunteer items on the agenda. We partnered with the Rotary Club of Mandarin for a day of painting and cleanup at the Mandarin Food Bank on February 11. We will be helping out JCP CARES with Dog Day Afternoon again in March. We will also be providing dinner to migrant workers in Hastings in April. If you saw a ag in your neighbors yard on Presidents Day, we can get you one too. They are part of our ongoing ag project where you can get a ag installed in your yard six holidays a year for only $30. An order form and more information is available on our website at www.bartramtrailrotary.org. The club meets every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. Visitors are welcome. Please visit our website or contact club President Frank Gwaltney at 803-9850 for more information about Rotary and our club.JCP CDD report cont. from pg. 11 is provided even if they do not use CDD facilities. As CDD residents, please choose to use what we o er and enjoy the bene t of what your assessments have created for us all. We o er summer camps, classes and lessons that supplement the annual assessment with user fees designed to be a ordable. While onsite, the Creekside Caf provides TVs, WiFi and refreshments. Learn about something of interest to you at www. jcpcdd.org. Be a leader in your community. Two JCP CDD Board of Supervisor seats will be elected on November 6, 2012, so consider becoming a candidate. Contact Jim Oliver at joliver@ govmgtsvc.com to learn more. Resident input is important at monthly meetings, by email and on speci c projects where you may have expertise to o er. Please attend our budget workshop on March 26. Questions or comments? Please write to me at cklein@jcpcdd.org.

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Page 14, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com (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 Carlton WilderFine Art Prints Two for the price of one! $100.00 904-522-1412 www.carltonwilder.com email: wilderart@comcast.net Vicky Du er Watkins, a St. Johns resident, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 28 years ago. Just 16 years ago, she decided to participate in Walk MS Jacksonville for the rst time. Since then, she has raised thousands of dollars for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter, a non-pro t that provides programs and The Hickory Creek Elementary School PTO held its fourth annual Chili Cook-O and Star Gazing event on Thursday Hickory Creek Elementary PTO hosts Chili Cook O and Star GazingContributed by Laurie Argott HCE Principal Dr. Paul Goricki, Debi Reich ( rst place winner) and Sharmain Powell, PTO president.February 16. More than a dozen chili chefs prepared their favorite variations of delicious chili recipes while the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society provided the equipment and expertise necessary to explore the broad night sky. The tasty chili and the twinkling night sky accounted for many memories of a fun event for families and faculty of Hickory Creek Elementary. Thank you to all of our participants and congratulations to our Chili Cook-O winners: First Place: Debi Reich Second Place: Lavern Love Third Place: Janet Smith Peoples Choice Award: Janet SmithLongtime local Walk MS fundraiser participates to create a world free of MS services to the 18,000 people a ected by MS in the North Florida area and drives research for a cure. For the rst 10 years, Watkins was happy to raise $100 per year. Then she caught the fundraising bug, she said. For the past seven years Watkins has been a Walk MS High Roller, an individual fundraiser who raises $500 or more. Watkins has raised hundreds more than that minimum each year for almost a decade to help drive research toward a cure for the disease that caused her to retire and use personal care assistance. I collect money so the Society can do what they need to do for the people that are a ected by MS, said Watkins. I want to show people that I never give up. Watkins said that people should come to Walk MS to see the face of MS and how donations to the Society impact people a ected by MS. North Florida residents have six opportunities to do just that. The North Florida Chapter will host six Walk MS fundraisersthe rallying point of the MS movement and one the chapters main annual fundraisersin North Florida from March through April, 2012. Walk MS draws hundreds of people from the North Florida area to enjoy festivities, food, music, contests and games with the purpose of creating awareness about multiple sclerosis and raising funds together toward a world free of MS. Funds raised from each Walk MS event will bene t the National MS Society, North Florida Chapters programs and services and drive research to toward treatment and a cure for multiple sclerosis. In 2011, the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter raised $225,000 through Walk MS. This year, the Society hopes to raise $245,000 toward a world free of MS. Research funds advance the treatment for MS, such as the rst oral therapy for MS that was approved by the FDA in 2010. Registration and participation are free and those interested in participating or volunteering can register at WalkMS.org or call 332-6810. Local Walk MS locations and dates: March 31, 2012: Orange Park Kennel Club (Festivities, 9:00 a.m./Walk, 10:00 a.m. in Orange Park) April 14, 2012: A. Philip Randolph Blvd. (Festivities 8:00 a.m./Walk 10:00 a.m. in Jacksonville); R.B. Hunt Elementary (Festivities 4:00 p.m./Walk 5:00 p.m. in St. Augustine) Walk MS Team Faith Baptist Church of Mandarin with Ary Laboy, Vicky Duffer Watkins and Bear (front row); Steven Canova, Pastor Andy Pietrylo, Christine Johnson (back row) The Bears U8 3v3 soccer team won the Ponte Vedra tournament over the weekend of February 11 and 12, scoring 55 goals and only allowing eight while they won all ve games they played. The team was also victorious at the Clay County 3v3 tournament the weekend of January 7 and 8. All team members play for Creeks Athletic Association in the Academy Program. Congratulations to Brenna Robinson, Julia Daley, Ashley Allen, Kyndall Brown, Emily Toenjes, Avery Williams and Coach Kevin Brown Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!287-4913sales@thecreekline.com Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, March 19 7 pmThis month is Calebs Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. All are welcome to join in the discussion!

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Oglesby, D.V.M.Constanze Goricki, Dr.med.vet287-5570M-F 8 AM 6 PM Sat 8 AM Noon Greenbriar Animal Hospital We Celebrate The HumanPet Bond ITS HERE!THE K LASER!FINALL Y PAIN FREE ...DRUG FREE THERAP Y R eintro duc e Y o u r P et T o Ac ti v it y! Join St. Joseph Academy for a wee bit o fun at its Annual Dinner Auction, to be held on Saturday, March 17. The much anticipated annual event will feature a wonderful assortment of themed baskets including gardening, pampered pets, baby and wine and gourmet foods. Amazing golf getaway packages, an iPad, Kindle Fire, sports memorabilia and relaxing vacation destinations are just a few of the highlights for this years auction. The SJA St. Patricks Day Annual Dinner Auction will have Irish eyes smiling as the evening begins with a delicious meal provided by Carrabbas Last year, in her junior year, Creekside student Lauren McCarthy decided to take her love for science to the next level. After weeks of discussion and planning, the Science National Honor Society was brought to Creekside. McCarthy got the idea from the wildly successful Hispanic National Honor Society which is the largest organization at Creekside and thought New scienti c honor society takes hold at CHSFirst science fair attracts 64 projectsBy Grant Piper, CHS Studentthat science should have its own honor society as well. Today, SNHS has a sizable group of participants dedicated to science and to learning. McCarthy currently sits as president of the club for her senior year with a full contingent of o cers and a teacher sponsor to ensure that the club is a lasting organization for the future of the school after she has graduated in June. The main requirements for being in SNHS include taking at least one AP science course, maintaining a certain GPA and participating in a yearly science fair event. The idea for an annual science fair to show o the accomplishments and goals of SNHS was thought up by Amy Eardley who is the academic sponsor of the club. Through Eardleys hard work and collaboration with McCarthy, they made their idea a reality. On December 8, the students of SNHS turned out to host the rst ever SNHS sponsored science fair at CHS. The turnout was incredible. There were 64 projects submitted for judging in total with 85 students involved competing in two separate categories: Physical and Biological/Behavioral Science. After a morning of judging, three projects from each category were placed and honorable mentions were distributed where needed. The results were as follows: Physical Sciences category: Honorable Mention: David Klein with his project Quality Assurance Using Gafchromatic Film Third Place: Joey Andreola, Adrienne Lim, and Brianna Casey with their project The Wonderful World of Wi-Fi Second Place: Christopher Barrington with his project The Strength of Glues First Place: Mitchell Baxendale, Michael Claudio and Kirk Kathe with their project The Sweet Spot Experiment Biological/Behavioral Sciences category: Honorable Mention: Rachel Paul with her project The E ect of Music on Shortterm Memory Third Place: Matt Jorgensen with his project The E ect of Color on Pulse and Lauren McCarthy and Alexandra Giordano with their project Age vs. Sight vs. Appeal Second Place: Caitlyn Owens with her project Filtering the St. Johns River First Place: Raphael Saint-Louis with his project Bacteria and Temperature Whoever placed in the school science fair moved on to the county science fair which was held on February 1 at St. Johns Technical College. The projects that place in the county fair move onto the state fair which is held in April. Out of the Creekside projects, Christopher Barrington placed second in the county fair securing him a spot in the state fair come April. Barrington placed second in the school fair and placed second in the county fair as well. The science fairs were a smashing success and sent Creeksides rst student to a state science fair. A lasting program was truly forged by Lauren McCarthy with the Creekside chapter of Science National Honor Society and her work has already changed Creekside forever. St. Patricks Day annual dinner auction announcedItalian Grill, followed by silent and live auctions highlighting hundreds of items from businesses and individuals within the local community. St. Pattys Preview Hour starts at 5:00 p.m. with dinner following at 6:00 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7:15 p.m. at St. Joseph Academy, located at 155 State Road 207 in St. Augustine. For donations, reservations and ticket information please contact St. Joseph Academy at 824-0431 x 307 or email at development@sjaweb.org. Seating is limited so make your reservations early for this exciting evening. International Affairs Discussion Group and Book Club Tues, March 13 6:30 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibraryThis months discussion will be moderated by Joseph Warner, retired U.S. diplomat and adjunct professor of Geography and International Relations. A reading list of suggested books and articles will be available in time to prepare for the discussions. The topic for this months discussion: The Arab Spring.

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Are you looking for your Stylist? .....Here she is!We look forward to giving you Panache!Front row: Mariko DeMeyer, Megan Montgomery, Lindsey Bick, 904-209-13202758 Racetrack Road Publix Plantation Plaza Tues Fri 9-8 & Sat 9-7$10 Off Any style or serviceexpires 4/10/12 Dr. Lawrence Levine of Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons will be presenting a lecture titled, The View on Maintaining Excellent Lifelong Vision. The presentation will be held on Thursday, March 8, at the Thrasher-Horne Center located at 283 College Drive in Orange Park. A light bu et will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the lecture is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Registration is required and attendance is $5 per person. To register, please call 800-8893627. For additional information, please contact Jill Buie at Orange Park Medical Center at 213-2601. Clay Eye Physicians and When Dave Marshall enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18, little did he realize that he would later become a Naval Aviator, serve in Desert Storm and retire after 23 years. I thought I would be in for a few years and get out, he mused. I had no idea that ying would be part of my DNA. It just never entered my mind. I even had less idea that I would someday own a Foot Solutions Store and become a Board Certi ed Pedorthist. We started the store in 2007 as a Foot Solutions franchise and have been going literally 100 miles per hour since. Life moves in peculiar ways. A San Francisco native, Marshall became a commercial pilot for Jet Blue after retiring from the Navy. Being based out of New York has made running the store a challenge, time wise. I would literally return from a ying stint and would have to be right back in the store, often with little sleep, he explained. For that and other reasons, Marshall has decided to close the store, located on State Road 13 in Fruit Cove, e ective March 24 and liquidate all remaining inventory. I found I had little time to spend with my wife and daughter and closing will allow us to literally get our life back. Still, closing will not be easy. The store has made many friends and has a loyal cadre of customers. Many long time customers were stunned to learn of the closing. One loyal patron said he did not know where he would get his shoes after the store closed, but that he had never received better customer service anywhere in all of his 70 years. The Quitting Business Sale started February 23 and features a prize contest with a large at On March 19, President Bill Clinton will visit the Saint Augustine Amphitheatre to discuss the current state of global a airs and promote the William J. Clinton Foundation. In an e ort to encourage community involvement and youth empathy, 13 students will be given the opportunity to meet and speak with the former President of the United States. Hundreds of students from St. Johns County High schools participated in the Leaders of the Future essay contest by writing about global awareness and leadership skills. Ten nalists from each school received tickets to the Clinton event and two students from each school were selected for a meet and greet with the former president. Clintons foundation works to ght disease, support sustainability and improve the lives of millions of impoverished men, women and children around the world. Clintons work has helped extend educational opportunities to thousands of people and promotes long-lasting economic growth worldwide. The organizations mission includes the improvement of global health and nutrition, the development of world economies through CHS HappeningsLeaders of the future meet with President Bill ClintonBy Rachel Buff, CHS Studentmicro- nancing and the protection of the environment. To implement its goals, the Clinton Foundation works on almost every continent and has developed speci c initiatives designed to achieve measurable success. The Clinton Climate Initiative has worked to reduce pollution and gas emissions in large cities across the globe. The Clinton Development Initiative aids farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. The Clinton Alliance for a Healthier Generation helps combat childhood obesity. The chance to sit down with such an in uential individual will be an incredible learning experience that will impact the winners for the rest of their lives. The Clinton Foundation transforms ideas into action. St. Johns County leaders of the future will be inspired and motivated to develop creative and innovative ideas that will change the world. The Creekside nalists for the essay contest were Connor Bradley, David Bonaro, Rachel Bu Megan Cromwell, Ashlee Jamerson, Kirk Kathe, Samir Shah, Gage Preston, Monica Williams and Paige Zyserman. Congratulations to the Creekside winners, Ashlee Jamerson and Rachel Bu who will have the opportunity to speak with President Bill Clinton. To learn more about the William J. Clinton Foundation, visit www.clintonfoundation.org.Vision lecture scheduledSurgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, LASIK surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons was established in 1977 and is an eight physician group. They currently have of- ces in Orange Park, Fleming Island and Mandarin. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Local store owner makes bittersweet decision screen HD television as the rst prize and nine additional prizes. Marshall urges all his customers and friends to come in and register. We bought these prizes for our customers to compete for as a thank you for their patronage and loyalty, he shared. The store specializes in custom tting to solve foot problems and issues. Their motto is When your feet feel good, you feel good. The shop will continue to accept special orders through March 12. After that, all remaining in-store shoe inventory and store xtures will be sold down; however, it is suggested that you shop sooner rather than later for best selection. The store does Medicare billing for diabetic patients and it also utilizes TriCare. 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Page 18, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com APPOINTMENT904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COMCALL OR VISITUS ONLINE TO ANSCHEDULE San Jose Blvd. SR 13Bartram Walk Race Track RoadLOCATED ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 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 Darien Brianna Garren, a fth grade student at Julington Creek Elementary, was awarded the Scholarship Queen title 2012 Miss Heart of the USA. Garren is the daughter of local barber Dena Garren at Mr. Rays. She will enjoy a fun- lled year of making appearances and being involved in her community on behalf of the Miss Heart of the USA Organization. Look for her in events in your local area and be sure to congratulate her on her accomplishment. She raised over 800 nonperishable items to donate to a food bank. The Miss Heart of the USA pageant strives to provide our contestants with the opportunity to have fun, establish lasting friendships, build con dence and self-esteem, all while encouraging them to get involved with organizations in their communities that bene t those in need. Miss Heart of the USA Queens are involved at the local level with many charitable organizations. Garren will be representing St. Johns County at the 2012 North Florida Miss Heart of the USA, where she will be competing for $2,000 in scholarship money. Winners of the 2012 North Florida State pageant will advance to the Miss Heart of the USA Nationals in Orlando, where they will have the opportunity to compete for a $5,000 supreme beauty scholarship. You may wonder why we have Meet the Artist when our children already have art as a resource. Art education provides the foundation for visual perception and develops problem solving and abstract thinking skills. It also provides an insight to history and social studies by introducing other people, cultures, places and time periods. Doing the art projects reinforces other subjects as welllanguage arts (reading directions), math (patterns and geometry), science (color spatial awareness) and physical education (motor skills and hand-eye coordination), just to name a few. Meet the Artist complements what the art class is teaching our children while introducing them to some famous artists and helping to build an appreciation of art as they grow older. This program integrates some facts about di erent techniques and certain artists, followed by an easy art project that will reinforce the style that was indicative of that artist. Can you . Draw a crooked line? Cut and paste paper? Praise creativity? Volunteer about one hour four times during the school year? March at Liberty Pines AcademyBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, LPA PTOIf you answered yes to all of the above, then you are the perfect volunteer for Meet the Artist! The program involves presenting four artists or genres. You do not need to have an art or teaching background, only a willingness to have fun! As you present your artists, you too will learn how crooked lines, bright colors and surrealistic views of people, things and places bring out the artist in you! You can partner up with another parent or ask for help from the PTO to help you through the rst PowerPoint. We have simpli ed the projects as much as possible. Please email us for more information at meettheartistlpa@ yahoo.com. We love volunteers! The teachers, students and PTO appreciate your time and e ort!Local student earns scholarship by collecting food for food bankBy Contributing Writer Sherry Crews, Executive Director, Miss Heart of the USAThe Miss Heart of the USA pageant began as a food drive for a rescue mission whose pantry was low and blossomed into a national pageant program that has distributed over 750,000 nonperishable food items to nonpro t organizations, collected Toys for Tots and even collected and distributed much needed baby items for a womens hope center. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming part of our program, please contact the state o ce at (334) 684-6051 or visit www.missheartoftheusa. com for complete information. You may also contact our o ce if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or booking a Queen for a special appearance or volunteer opportunity.Congratulations!On February 7, Bartram T rai l H igh S chool s Varsity High-Q team won the North F lorida H ighQ R egional Championships held in H igh Springs. Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldnt your ad be included?lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com March 2012 The CreekLine, Page 19 APRIL 14, 2012 CAR SHOW 7AM 2PM SPRING FEST 10 AM 2 PM One of Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicines most notable initiatives is its work with student athletes in St. Johns County. To continue that partnership and community support, Atlas will host its second annual Atlas St. Johns Sports Medicine Scramble on March 11 at The Palencia Club. Athletic trainers from Atlas work alongside the schools full-time athletic trainers, most often during games. The tournament provides money so athletic trainers can purchase additional equipment and supplies needed for the health care of student athletes at Bartram Trail and Creekside High School. As an athletic trainer, were there to provide preventative care and when an injury does occur, we assess and provide immediate care, and provide The annual Miss Jacksonville/Miss River City Scholarship Pageant was held on February 4, 2012 at Florida State College Jacksonville at the Kent Campus auditorium. Danielle DiPatre, a senior at Creekside High School, was named Miss Jacksonville 2012 and is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. Liz Stiles was named Miss River City 2012. Sarah Snyder was named Miss Jacksonvilles Outstanding Teen and Vickie Holtsman was named Miss River Citys Outstanding Teen. In addition to scholarship money and prizes, the winners will compete in the Miss Florida and Miss Floridas Outstanding Teen pageants in St. Petersburg, Florida in July. Creekside High School band students Alex Kim, Kayli Wilder, Drew Booher and Chase Jackson recently returned from a trip to New York City, where they performed at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, February 12 as part of the 2012 American High School Honors Band or Orchestra. These students were nominated by Rick Fowler, director of bands at Creekside and then had to send an audition tape for consideration. All four students were selected and spent ve memorable days in New York City practicing, sightseeing and performing in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. Congratulations to local pageant winners Miss Jacksonville 2012 Danielle DiPatreThe Miss Jacksonville/Miss River City Scholarship Pageant is sponsored by the Jacksonville Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Spring tournament will bene t student athletesfollow-up care and rehabilitation before return to play, notes Atlas sports medicine director Garry Gillis of the tournament. Registration for the scramble is going on now. Cost is $125 per player or $480 per four-person team. Players registering individually will be placed onto teams. On the day of play, registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. On-course food and drinks will be available. The sta at Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine encourages you to join them for a day of fun and to support this model program for student athletes. Participants may visit the Atlas website, atlasphysicaltherapy.com/events, to register for the tournament and to view sponsorship information.Did you know?The St. Johns County School Board will of cially name Elementary School L at the School Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 13. Permanent names have been solicited from the community for the past month. Elementary L will open for the 2012-2013 school year. The school is being constructed at 355 Palencia Village Drive. The 738 student school will contain approximately 100,000 square feet and 44 classrooms. For additional information on Elementary L visit www. eleml.stjohns.k12. .us. Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 20, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com Each Primrose School is a privately owned and operated franchise. Primrose Schools; The Right Foundation to Build Active Minds, Healthy Bodies, and Happy Hearts; Balanced Learning; and The Leader in Educational Child Care are trademarks of Primrose School Franchising Company. Primrose School Franchising Company. All rights reserved. Educational Child Care for Infants through Private Pre-Kindergarten and After SchoolAt Primrose, youll discover a childhood education approach unlike any other. Our proprietary, accredited program assures that children are nurtured emotionally, physically and intellectually.Engage minds and hearts will follow. Proprietary Balanced Learning curriculum Music, Spanish, Computer Technology Certified teachers Integrated character development program Dietician-approved meals and snacks provided Now Enrolling!Primrose School of Julington Creek Primrose School at St. Johns Forest Primrose School of Glen Kernan Troop 280 recently added 11 new scouts transitioning from Cub Scout Pack 280 on Friday, February 17, 2012. These boys joined the ranks of the growing Boy Scout Troop 280 at an event held at Durbin Creek Elementary Oasis during the Cub Scout Packs Blue and Gold Banquet, which celebrates the birthday of scouting each year. The second graders in Neeti Greggs class at Julington Elementary have been celebrating Black History Month with a variety of lesson, activities and research. Student intern Julie Glass led the lessons on the most famous African Americans such as Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks, former slave and leader for the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman, famous scientist George Washington Carver who invented various uses for peanuts and Ruby Bridges, who was the rst African American student who enrolled in an all-white school. Glass engaged student learning with discussions, books, videos and teacher-driven research activities. The grand nale for the unit was for each child to do some independent research on an African American assigned to him or her. Each child was shown how to safely search the internet to locate and review information. Students were asked to work at home to decorate a bag with hand drawn pictures of their selected individual and ll the bag with four to ve items that could represent what they Second graders celebrate Black History MonthContributed by Ingrid Grif n, Julington Creek Elementary Logan Brown with her report on boxer Mohammed Alihave learned about their person. For example, if one was doing a bag report on Rosa Parks who was known for refusing to give up a seat on a public bus so a white person could have her seat, then a toy bus in the bag might spark that part of the oral report. What a great way to end our unit, says Glass. It is a great way to show o what each child has learned in a fun way.Troop 280 HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Lisa Leavins, Boy Scout Troop 280On this night, the boys took part in what is called a crossover ceremony. At the end of the banquet, the Webelos, as they are known, ceremoniously cross a bridge welcoming them to the world of boy scouting. This culminates a lengthy process of earning ranks and achievements to get to this point. These boys will now join the growing group of scouts that meet weekly at River of Life United Methodist Church on Race Track Road. Many will be joining the troop for their rst ever Boy Scout summer camp experience. To prepare for this, Troop 280 is in the process of preparing to sell Camp Cards as a fundraiser to help them earn their own way to camp, thus reinforcing personal responsibility. You will see the boys soon in front of local Publix Supermarkets, where these cards may be purchased. These cards are a laminated card with discounts for local vendors, having four break-away cards for one time use and the body of the card that can be used multiple times until the end of the calendar year. They are a great deal this year with one time coupons for $3 o at Publix, buy-one-get-one half price dinner at Sonnys and free chicken lettuce wraps with entre purchase at PF Changs, as well as a discount for TPC tickets. There are also many valuable discounts on the body of the card that can be used throughout the year including buy-one-get-one Subway, $1 o Moes, Lees, Loop, Chilis, Bruccis and more. The boys are currently wrapping up the rst half of the annual I Love You Very Mulch sale, with the last day for ordering March 10. Thank you to the community for your support thus far. For those wishing to spruce up their yards with mulch, there is still time to purchase from one of our local scouts or via our website with a secure link, using PayPal. For more information about the troop, please visit our website at www.junlingtoncreekscouts. com. About Troop 280: Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek, sponsored by River of Life United Methodist Church on Race Track Road. The troop was founded in 2009 and has grown from ve original members to now over 60 as of this week. The new Scoutmaster is Brian Miller. All boys 11-18 are welcome to join. Drug Free Dont Try Me. That is the pledge that over 400 student-athletes in Jacksonville have made as part of the City Streets 2 Student Athletes (CSSA) program. CSSA was established to deter athletic students from drugs and crime in the city streets and develop them into productive studentathletes. Under the leadership of Rodney and Jackie Blunt, a collective group of concerned community leaders came together and cultivated a strategic methodology to assist student athletes in becoming productive members of society. Since 2007, CSSA has coached and mentored hundreds of students throughout the state of Florida. Coached entirely by community volunteers, including former NFL and collegiate athletes, law enforcement of cers, teachers and local businessmen, the camp emphasizes teamwork, nutrition, leadership and discipline and the success that comes with a drug-free life. For more, visit www.cs2sa.com.

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www.thecreekline.com March 2012 The CreekLine, Page 21 10 Minutes Could Save Your Life Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Now there is a painless screening that allows you to know your risks today. AngioScreen is a non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide you with information about your circulation and risk for heart disease and stroke.The AngioScreen Team will be at the St. Vincents Primary Care Dr. Allison Mabus March 15 from 9 am to 12 noon2851 CR 210 W, Suite 122 (Publix Shopping Center), St. Johns, FLThe AngioScreen takes 10 minutes and is just $50. AngioScreen with supplemental screening for an abdominal aortic aneurysm is $80. Pre-registration is recommended. Schedule your appointment today by calling 904.308.6893. To learn more about AngioScreen, visit jaxhealth.com For more information on AngioScreen, scan this bar code with your smart phone using a QR scanner app. 904-814-8627585 SR 13, Suite 102 St Johns, FL 32259 LIBERTYTAXSERVICE$50 OFFTax Preparation Fees At participating offices. New customers only. Not valid with other offers. Expires 4/10/12 Racetrack Rd.State Rd. 13Publix Shopping Center Fruit Cove Baptist Church Food Lion Shopping Center Vinos Pizza Fruit Cove Rd. Liberty Tax Service Regions Bank The St. Johns Riverkeeper organization has put together the best overnight visit we locals could ever makethe Eco Heritage Boat Trip. Instead of our usual daily views of the St. Johns River from the shoreline, this is taking in the ultimate view of Floridas longest river from a boat! The next excursion is scheduled for April 14 and 15. The two day trip is well planned and executed. The jour-Nease High Schools International Baccalaureate (IB) junior class chose Habitat for Humanity as the focus of its 2012 service project. Community service, involvement, volunteerism and philanthropy are the key elements of the IB program aiming to underscore the importance of life outside the world of scholarship. Nease IB students are very active in all of these areas both individually and through school class service projects like this years Habitat for Humanity project. Nease IB students have been planning and implementing this service activity since August 2011 in close collaboration with Habitat for Humanity St. Johns Countys executive director, Diane Quick and volunteer coordinator, Alia Reimer and the Nease IB Booster Club. Students e orts were focused on fundraising activities in December and construction work in January and February with a total of 60 students working collectively 480 hours at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in St. Augustine. The Nease IB juniors brought boundless energy and enthusiasm to the project. During two Saturdays in January and February, they framed, raised and installed four walls of a house, and installed siding on and painted St. Johns River Eco-Heritage boat trip celebrates Old FloridaBy Donna Keathley Former St. Johns Riverkeeper Neil Armingeon on the most recent Eco Heritage Boat Trip. Photo courtesy of St. Johns Riverkeeper.ney starts at the Monroe Harbor Marina in Sanford and ends 93 miles downstream at Crystal Cover Marina in Palatka. All the passengers are bused back to their cars in Sanford at the end of day two. The overnight stop is in Astor at the family-owned Blairs Jungle Inn. The Blairs pride themselves in providing their visitors with an Old Florida experience as the accommodations are advertised as rustic. Dinner is served at the Blackwater Inn restaurant just across the river from Blairs. On day one, you set out traveling on the comfortable S.S. Marine Taxi and head straight to Blue Springs, the largest spring on the St. Johns River and the wintering grounds of the manatee. The tour group is allowed to walk the grounds and view the Thursby House, built in 1872 at Blue Spring Landing. The next port of call is Hontoon Island. The island, which became a state park in 1967, is accessible only by private boats or the park ferry. Lunch is served on the grounds of the park and tours are given of the museum. During this segment of the trip Bill Belleville, an award-winning environmental writer, lmmaker and Sanford resident speaks to the boaters from an environmentalist point of view of the St. Johns River. From Hontoon Island to the evening stop in Astor, William Bill Dreggors, Jr., entertains the boaters. Dreggors is a fourth-generation Floridian and lifelong resident of DeLand; he entertains everyone with his colorful folk stories and historical points of the St. Johns River and he is a real hit! On day two the tour goes through Lake George, the second largest freshwater lake in Florida and the longest along the trace of the St. Johns (14 miles long by six miles wide). Further downstream you pass the beautiful three-story Victorian Gothic house called The Palmettos at Fort Gates. Following lunch is a visit to Mount Royal, the site of an ancient Indian temple mound which was constructed between 1200 and 1500 A.D. There storytellers Wayne and Jane Sims board the boat for an afternoon of entertainment. The last stop before ending the tour is the town of Welaka, where a visit to its maritime museum to view handcrafted wooden boats of the late 19th and early 20th century period. For more information about future trips, please visit the St. Johns Riverkeeper website at www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org or call Shannon Blankinship, outreach director, at 256-7613.Nease IB students build homes and hope By Contributing Writer Eve Janocko, President, IB Booster Clubthe interior of another house. The construction site supervisors were very impressed with the students work, which accomplished twice as much as most crews of volunteers. The students enjoyed seeing tangible results of their hard work. They also had an opportunity to work shoulderto-shoulder with the future owners of the house, which was also a very rewarding and enriching experience for them. In addition to many hours of construction labor, the students also donated to Habitat for Humanity over $550 in cash, construction supplies and other gifts for the purchase of tools. Apart from volunteering as a part of the Nease IB Junior Class project, many students have already established long-term service relationships with Habitat for Humanity by volunteering countless hours individually at Habitat for Humanitys construction sites in St. Augustine. Nease IB junior students are grateful to have the opportunity to make a contribution in laying the foundation of hope and future for families in need in St. Johns County. The project was sponsored by the Nease IB Booster Club and the following businesses that provided in-kind donations: Winn Dixie, Publix, World Golf Village and Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

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Page 22, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com CREEKS FOOTBALL LEAGUERegister today for the 2012 Pop Warner season! In person: March 10, 17 & 24 Everything high school should be! Parents Are Invited to Take a Tour Students May Shadow for a Day Accepting Applications for 2012-2013 155 State Road 2076, St. Augustine, FL 32084 www.sjaweb.org (904) 824-0431 admissions@sjaweb.org Bus Transportation from Mandarin, Jax Beach, Ponte Vedra, 210, World Golf Village 100% college acceptance for the 11th Year in a row ACT scores surpassed St. Johns County, State, National, and Diocesan High Schools St. Joseph Academys overall passing rate for AP tests in 2011 was 83%. The state average was 48.4% and the national rate was 60.2%. AP Pass Rates: AP Calculus AB: 100%; English Language & Composition AP: 93%; AP Psychology: 83%. The 72 graduates of the Class of 2011 earned almost $3 million in scholarships 100% participated in competitive sports and/or the arts At St. Joseph Academy, high academic standards, an 11:1 student/teacher ratio, smaller classes and more chances to participate make a difference. 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 Neck & Back Pain NOW OFFERING SPINAL DECOMPRESSION Free Consultation to see if you are a candidate Christina Phipps was a Navy wife, a food columnist, a guest on cooking shows for a local television station, a leader in the turtle patrol and a patron of the Beaches Historical Museum. But how Phipps is most remembered is as an extraordinary yoga instructor. Her classes were an opportunity to share in her love of yoga. In late 2005 Phipps was diagnosed with breast cancer. At that time she was a professional personal chef and she was operating a successful business named Comforts by Christina. For fun and tness, she had been conducting yoga classes and other physical tness programs. When she began chemotherapy, Phipps found that she was better able to deal with the treatments than any of her fellow patients. She attributed this to yoga and she felt that she could make the treatments easier and rehabilitation more successful for others by providing cancer patients with personalized yoga. Already a certi ed yoga instructor, she began setting up these specialized classes and continued to teach them herself until her death in the summer of 2010.The Christina Phipps Foundation (CPF) was formed to continue her dream of providing yoga therapy classes to cancer Cancer patients nd strength in yoga classesBy Donna Keathleypatients with a particular focus on breast cancer. The mission of the foundations is to provide specialized training for experienced yoga instructors to prepare them to guide cancer patients and survivors through yoga. This CPF designated training is conducted by physicians and other healthcare specialists along with yoga professionals. The CPF Yoga therapy classes are available at hospitals, medical clinics and healthcare facilities in the greater Jacksonville area and also in Tallahassee. Classes for cancer patients and survivors are also available to the general community at selected locations as approved by the foundation; these classes are instructed by CPF-designated a liates. These classes are free and open to all cancer patients with their doctors approval. Beth Daugherty, executive director of the Christina Phipps Foundation and a Mandarin resident, continues to grow the organization. Finding more class locations and continued training and education of their instruction is the key to this mission. Its a passion, says Daugherty. This is such a neat story with such a positive outcome! Phipps would be proud to know that scores of people are receiving this rare comfort inside a yoga classroom. Daughertys own private studio, Lifespan Yoga, was one of the rst individual classroom settings o ering these specialized yoga classes to cancer patients and survivors, which are free of charge.For more information about the location of classes being conducted by CPF-designated yoga instructors or for those interested in receiving the advanced training to qualify for the CPF designation, please visit www. christinaphippsfoundation.com. Julington Creek Elementary and Creekside High School have joined together in partnership to participate in a fun and exciting program, Teen Trendsetters. Teen Trendsetters is the recipient of a prestigious Harris Wo ard Award for best youth program in the nation. Teen Trendsetters is a free program that helps improve reading scores and con dence in learning. Julington Creeks second graders have paired with Creekside High School teenagers who have been trained as e ective leaders and reading mentors. The mentors and mentees meet once a week for a fun lled hour mentoring session sponsored by second grade teachers Jennifer Schmutz and Susan Baker. It is not your typical tutoring program, says Schmutz. These children tend to respond more to these highly dedicated teenagers that are positive role models, who make reading more fun and turn learning into a passion. Together the mentors and children work with educational Teen Trendsetters make a di erence at JCEBy Contributing Writer Susan Baker, Second Grade Teacher, Julington Creek Elementaryand entertaining books and workbooks with the goal to get children to enjoy reading in school and for pleasure. The children receive 16 di erent books throughout the year to take home and keep to share with their families in an e ort to help build their libraries at home with quality literature. There are currently 21 second grade students and 21 high school mentors in the program. Alexa Parsons, one of Creeksides Teen Trendsetters, has recently returned from Tallahassee where she was o cially appointed one of 12 teen Youth Commissioners in the state of Florida for 2012. This is her second year mentoring through this program with JCE. When asked what she enjoys most about the program, she said, I love to volunteer in general, but working with this group of kids is extra special. I get to know them and they become more than students to me. They become more like family. We build a bond that I know will last more than a school year. To be able to watch them grow and gain a love for learning is simply priceless. Parsons mentee couldnt agree more. Her student Jayden Ellis simply said, Alexa is my friend. She loves to hear me read. I am reading chapter books way above my level now. We have so much fun together. Creekside High Schools Teen Trendsetters Happy St. Patricks DayF ro m your friends at Th e C ree kLine

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Page 24, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365 Our name celebrates our love of competition and commitment to excellence.Serving Mandarin Since 1990 Saturday & SundayApril 7th & 8th10:00AM 5:00PM Mandarin Community Club 12447 Mandarin RoadFREE PARKING & SHUTTLESfrom Mandarin Presbyterian Church & Alberts Field ALSO FEATURES: Childrens Art Show, Bake Sale, Green Market, Food & Entertainment Art Festival The Fusion Stanford 99 12U travel softball team was runner-up in the platinum bracket 14U division NSA one-day softball tournament in Brunswick Georgia on February 11. They fought a tough back and forth championship game against the Storm Bragg 97 softball team, winning 8-6. The nal game concluded at 10:45 p.m. with the outside temperature 35 degrees and wind chill factor in the 20s. Congratulations to Coach Greg Stanford, Mady Lanoux, Lauren Stanford, Rachel Sadowski, Lauren Bosnyak, Kaylee Howell, Farley Callaghan, Amanda Haltiwanger, Julia Williams, Hannah Lee, Caroli Dipiro, Coach Todd Williams and Claire Scribner (not pictured). Over Presidents Day weekend, the Fusion Stanford 99 travel softball team was again runner-up in the 12U division Sun Classic three-day softball tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Orlando Disney World. The Florida Premier Soccer Pre-Season Classic was held at the Northwest Regional Sports Complex in Apopka. The Creeks Clash boys U13 Blue soccer team attended the tournament as a warm up event for the upcoming Florida Regional Cup tournament. The Clash started their tournament with a loss to the tournament favorite FC America. Under the leadership of their new coach, Nizam Ememde, the boys came together in a true team effort putting together three straight clean sheet victories to clinch the championship. The team is looking forward to a successful spring season. Congratulations to Coach Nizam Ememde, Zach Morris, Gabriel Negron, Daniel Jamsheedy, Michael Mason, Joshua Adams, Pavan Ramachandria, Casey White, Brian Christ, Tyler Long, Alex Lorne, Wol e Hiler, Matt Neeley, Coty Tuggle, Taylor Sweet and Josh Kroetz. Clash win Florida premier soccer tournamentFusion Stanford 99 12U travel softball team On February 19, the Nease Navy JROTC Orienteering Team competed in the National Competition along with 26 other teams from 11 different states. Nease quali ed for this honor by achieving an overall fourth place nish in the Area 12 Regional Championship held earlier in the month. In this national competition, Nease placed eighth overall and second on the Orange Course. Individual awards included: Garrison Wetmore second on the Green Course, Will McCarthy and Will Duncan fourth and fth place respectively on the Orange Course. Varsity team members included Christian Bryner, Tyler Fugleberg, Charles Reis, Garrison Wetmore, Will Duncan, Vollie Futch, Will McCarthy, Gregory McGinnis, Steven Stan eld, Brandon Cummings and alternates John Ducote and Leslie Zicafoose. Nease NJROTC Orienteering Team nishes second St. Johns County Commission Chairman and District 3 Commissioner Mark P. Miner has announced he will not seek re-election and endorses Sergeant Major (Ret) Ray A. Quinns candidacy for the seat. Miner, who is an Infantry Non-Commissioned O cer in the Florida National Guard, was activated in late 2009 for his second St. Johns County Commissioner Mark Miner will not seek re-electiondeployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and took a military leave of absence from the County Commission in 2010. Then Florida Governor Charlie Crist, at Miners request, appointed Quinn who held the position from January 2010 until Miners return from military duty in January of 2011. Miner said of his decision, Serving as an elected o cial has been extremely rewarding; however, this was never intended to be a career path. I am proud of what I have accomplished on the board and now I look forward to returning to the private sector. My wife Cheryl and I look forward to growing our family and staying involved in the community, including continued involvement with the Republican Party.

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Camp Mini-Adventure June 11 August 17 9:00 am 1:00 pm Register for any one of our fun camps!Swimming, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Arts n Crafts, Group Activities Jim Taylor provides TaylorMade SolutionsCall 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 Could you use some help closing out 2011, setting up 2012, tracking inventory or job protability, reconciling accounts, etc? $2 OFF Large Pizza(Next to Publix) Dine in or Take Out (Coupon Expires 4/6/12 TCL) zb tnay fr hfm Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, March 30 at Faith Community Church Community Center, located on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The Rippers from Sew Much Comfort will meet at 10:00 a.m. and the general meeting will be at 11:00 a.m. The group will be making Easter Baskets for the Celebration and Mandarin Food Banks to give to the children. Donations of baskets or grass would be appreciated. This is the fth year the group has lled the baskets with candy, toys and healthy snacks for the children. Donations of new athletic knit shorts, woven boxers, XXL t-shirts and pajama bottoms are always appreciated. The clothing from Sew Much Comfort is retro tted to t our wounded military in rehab. Recently Helping Hands members coordinated a bingo party for the transplant organ support group at Mayo Clinic, supplied Valentine treat bags to Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyouseniors at Trout Creek Council on Aging and sent 300 Valentines and candy to our soldiers in Afghanistan through St. Michaels Soldiers. The group held a huge garage sale to bene t a 14 year old boy awaiting a liver transplant and sold bracelets that were made by members through COTA. Thank you to everyone in the community who donated items or supported the sale. All proceeds were donated to the Childrens Organ Transplant Association for Alex Fast. Helping Hands is a non-denominational group that meets in friendship and fellowship to do a small project each month to bene t the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress. Helping Hands is unique in that members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. Helping Hands relies solely on donations of goods and services. Membership is always open. Please contact jacqphil@aol.com for more information.Continued from previous 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. As a community service, The CreekLine community newspaper has been publishing the Constitution for the United States in its entirety over the past several issues. To view the document in its entirety, please visit www.thecreekline.com to access past issues.Constitution for the United States of AmericaSection. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence. Article. V. The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when rati ed by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Article IV.Mode of Rati cation may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner a ect the rst and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the rst Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Su rage in the Senate. Article. VI. All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation. This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding. The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial O cers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or A rmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Quali cation to any O ce or public Trust under the United States. Article. VII. The Rati cation of the Conventions of nine States, shall be su cient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same. Attest William Jackson Secretary done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names. The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.comOnce again Theatre Jacksonville is o ering a multifaceted season, with something to satisfy or stimulate the interest of almost everyone. One often wonders how these choices are made and how much time must be given by the committee members who read and evaluate the numerous possibilities? In the nal analysis many things must be taken into consideration and one cannot please everyone! Having already presented two dynamically di erent productions this season, Welfarewell and I Love you, Youre Perfect, Now Change, I was particularly intrigued when I saw that the next production to be o ered is a play by Ayn Rand. Having read and been emotionally and intellectually stimulated by her renowned books, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, I was not aware that Encore!A new adventure with Ayn RandBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universityshe had written any plays. After doing some research on the subject, I am even more intrigued and am looking forward to the upcoming production of The Night of January 16th, which will be presented on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from March 2 to March 17. Originally written in1933 and entitled Penthouse Legend, it was inspired by the death of the Match King-Ivar Kreuger. It takes place entirely in a court room and is centered on a murder trial. It was submitted by Rands agent to several theatrical producers in New York but was repeatedly rejected. She nally accepted an o er in 1934 from the Hollywood Playhouse in Los Angeles, where it was presented as Women On Trial. It received some positive reviews and in 1935 it was picked up by Al Woods and was produced on Broadway. The title was changed once again, this time to the now familiar Night of January 16th.Numerous changes had been made, even adding a character and altering dialogue. This resulted in numerous clashes with Rand, but it nally ran on Broadway for six months. One of the unique features of the play is the selection of members of the audience to take on the role of Jury Member, which results in di erent possible endings depending on Guilty or Not Guilty verdicts. Originally, the element of selecting a jury from the audience created some concerns, but as the play became famous the criticism disappeared. Rand never overcame her resistance to the many changes that were made and in fact disowned a 1941 movie which was Encore cont. on pg. 31

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Babette Weaver, owner and long-time leader and advocate for quality preschools in St. Johns County, announced that terms have been reached with Rollings Construction to prepare a facility to be leased by the school in the Palencia Commons o ce park. There are some signi cant di erences between the Montessori method and traditional educational approaches, said Weaver. The classroom is based on cooperation among Montessori school to open in Palenciamultiple age groups, not competition. Self-directed small groups and individual activities are the norm. Even the physical environment is di erent, with the emphasis on openness, warmth, freedom, specialized materials and a supportive group structure. Parents can expect an educational experience that until now was not available in St. Johns County with superior outcomes for their children. Full-day programs will include an emphasis on the arts including art, art history, music, and musicians. There will also be periods for science and math labs, horticulture and foreign language. Although the school will be in a leased facility, considerable emphasis will be placed on green practices and technologies. Palencia Montessori Academy will serve children from toddlers through Pre-K. A parents information meeting will be held in the Reinosa Room at the Palencia Club on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. Pre-enrollment testing and registration will be held in May. For further information, please email PalenciaMontessori@gmail.com. Look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Douglas Griswold, an eighth-grader at Switzerland Point Middle School (SPMS), has been selected as the Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year for Region II by the Florida Department of Education. This honor makes Griswold one of the top ve youth volunteers in the state. In fth grade Griswold became a teachers assistant at Cunningham Creek Elementary Congratulations to the Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year(CCE), working with children in the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) classroom. He enjoyed working with the students so much that after beginning middle school he came back to CCE after school and continued working with these children. For the last three years, he has been working with these students whose needs vary. He is dedicated to making a heart connection with each child to help foster a wonderful relationship and successful advancement in areas of communication and daily living skills. He also chooses to use his elective class time at SPMS working with students with special needs. Douglas exudes as much enthusiasm for the children he works with as they express in their faces and actions when he enters the room, said Sharon Oliver, extended day coordinator at CCE. His patience and determination to make a difference with the children he so dearly admires is shown on a daily basis. In addition to the service that Griswold humbly provides to the ESE students, he performs in the SPMS and the Mandarin Methodist Players. He serves through his youth program and youth choir at church, is a member of the National Junior Honor Society at SPMS and has participated in Dreams Come True. On his own time, Griswold has read books and done research so that the can be even more e ective with ESE students. He has also researched college information as he prepares to ful ll his life goal of working with special needs children by becoming a pediatric physical therapist. Douglas has passionately served students having special needs in St. Johns County, said Superintendent Joseph Joyner. He is very deserving of this honor and an outstanding example to us all. A lot is happening at Fruit Cove Middle School! Members of the band program participated in the optional Solo/Ensemble Festival at Creekside High School in early February. FCMS students received 35 superior ratings and 12 excellent ratings. Congratulations to everyone who performed! Coming up on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. is the Fruit Cove Drama Club production of Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Tickets are only sold in advance and students may purchase them during their lunch period. It is sure to be a great show! Many spring sports at FCMS are starting up now including golf, tennis, baseball and soft-FCMS HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Sarah Jacobs, Fruit Cove Middle School Studentball. Come out and root for your schools team! Since we are now in the third quarter, it is time to start preparing for exams. Some ways you can be ready for an exam are to eat a good breakfast and get lots of sleep. That way, you wont have to worry about being tired or hungry and can focus on your test. Even though we have exams, we can always look forward to Spring Break on April 2 through 9. Go Flyers!Pack 287 of San Juan del Rio Catholic Church Webelos 2 scouts received their Arrow of Light awards during their Blue and Gold ceremony on Sunday, January 29, 2012. The Arrow of Light is the highest award that a Cub Scout can receive. Very few Cub Scouts earn this prestigious honor. To receive this honor, one must earn activity badges, participate in a Webelos overnight campout and prepare to become a Boy Scout. Pack 287 had eight scouts achieve this award: Cameron Arreche, Vincent Fetchero, Jack Leonard, Dean Quillon, Noah Shalley, Anthony Vaccarello, Victor Vaccarello and Bryce Vandenbord. Troop 225 Scouts with Tony Pionessa, Scoutmaster, were present with the crossover bridge to recognize seven of the eight boys. Pat Adams, Scoutmaster for Troop 473, was present to recognize Jack Leonard. Arrow of Light awarded to Webelos 2 Pack 287 Cereal/Oatmeal Canned Pasta Pork and Beans Peas Soup Pasta/Pasta Sauce Hamburger Helper Juice Tea Bags Tuna Christs Cupboard Food Pantry Wish ListChrists Cupboard is located at Celebration Lutheran Church, 810 Roberts Road. Call 230-2496 for info! Christs Cupboard serves anyone in need. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tues. and Weds.

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www.thecreekline.com March 2012 The CreekLine, Page 27 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. 904-765-2020 Find us onFacebook 904-272-2020 904-765-2020 904-276-2020 Well my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs) this is our season to shine here in our home state of good ole Florida! The reason is because of the seasons most popular hues.citrus! Mainly oranges, tangerines along with lemon and limewe are going to see color from head to toe! Following closely behind the fruit colors will be royal blue, purple and white. White on white with a pop of citrus for color will be big. Color blocking for one out t such as a bright blue jacket teamed with a soft lemony capri is another new twist. For those FFFs who love navy and the nautical theme with its horizontal stripes, this is your year! Navy is out there in a big way, so cruise on through the stores and scoop it up as many seasons have gone by without this basic hue. This trend I love: soft silhouettes as in pajamas made of very soft dressy fabrics. The big legged pant aka the palazzo style is back, yea! Our sportswear separates will boast color-banded edges and combination color inserts. T-shirts are carrying a fun message made of encrusted metallic embroidery designs on the front. Layering is still in but we have to do it southern style with gauzy sorbet colored peasant scarves and accessories to beat the summer heat. The accessories are important this season, so go get some drop earrings and large bangle bracelets to make that color statement! The peplum is back its that extra ounce that juts out from the waistline and covers the hip. These little ouncy numbers are showing up on jackets and blouses; they are even inserted on the waistline of the mad men looking dresses. My all time favorite the drop waist dress is back! I am celebrating its return this season, as its very attering to those of us who do not have that eighteen-inch waistline anymore. That will be the rst thing on my list when I set o on my spring shopping spree. All this fun in fashion is evidence of a cheery counterintuitive response of the designers to the gloomy nancial news. The spring 2012 shows generated more exuberance in the form of color, print, embellishment and jewelry than in past years. Things that might have previously been kept for evening are coming out for daywear, such as giant rings, piles of necklaces and bejeweled shoes. Some of this could be edgy and fashion-forward, but then Fashion UpdateSpring an orange crush!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designstheres the more staple items such as the great wrap dress and the shirtwaist number too. We fashionistas are always keeping our antenna out to new ideas that are actually wearable. Adding some novelty items to your closet might even brighten your worlds outlook! Pick up two fun bright items and walk into your closet and actually wear them! P.S. To my FFFs: Take part in Jacksonville Fashion Weeks events during the month of March. The Art Meets Fashion event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from the Red Carpet night go to Dignity U Wear; its all going to be lots and fun and very fashionable! Go to JacksonvilleFashionWeek. com for more information. Happy St. Patricks DayFrom your friends at The CreekLine

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Page 28, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com 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 Sunday Morning 10 am @ Timberlin Creek Elementary School 555 Pine Tree Lane St. Augustine, FL 32092 904-535-5636 St Looking for a place to belong? We are looking for you. www.familylifefellowshipjax.com Faith NewsOur Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) will offer, for the 10th year, their Fish and Shrimp Frys during Fridays of the Lenten season. The dinners will begin on February 24 and conclude on March 30. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A meal of sh, shrimp or a combination of both will be o ered with the trimmings of fries, beans or cole slaw and hush puppies. Dinner will o er the same meals plus a broiled sh prepared Francaise style with rice and cole slaw. Chicken strips are available for the kids. Drinks and homemade desserts are also available. The church is located in the World Golf Village area on State Road 16 (one mile northwest of Pacetti Road/ International Golf Parkway). All proceeds go to the continued development of the OLGC church and its ministries. St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church is o ering a parents Morning Out program for the 2012-2013 school year. If your child(ren) are between 12 months and four years old they can be enrolled in our program. The program runs on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The children are taught di erent prayers and bible verses and do this while having lots of fun. The goal of the program is to help develop and increase their Christian beliefs while giving parents a few children-free hours. The sta has been highly trained and many of them belong to St. Francis. Please consider having your little one(s) participate in what we believe is a great program. Please contact the church at 615-2130 for more information. Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council 12664 is hosting their annual Lenten Fish Fry in the San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church Parish Hall, located at 1714 State Road 13 on Fridays in March ( March 9, 16, 23 and 30) at 6:00 p.m. You have a choice of fried sh plate, combo plate (fried sh and shrimp) baked sh with steamed vegetables, all with French fries and hush puppies. All plates are $8. Looking for a place to belong? Family Life Fellowship (FLF) is a newly established church meeting at Timberlin Creek Elementary School. Its contemporary, charismatic and family oriented worship is relaxing and fun for all ages. FLF is a body of diverse believers with the desire for the move of the Holy Spirit. Our mission, at Family Life Fellowship, is to reach the hurting with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our focus is to build strong family relationships through fellowship with other believers and ultimately to have a more abundant life through Jesus Christ. You are invited to nd out what FLF is all about. If youre looking for a church that has a heart for worship, an exciting and relevant word for the times we are living in and ministry opportunities, then we invite you to visit one of our services. Family Life Fellowship is currently meeting at Timberlin Creek Elementary School o of County Road 210. Our Sunday morning service is at 10:00 a.m. Fruit Cove Baptist Church is hosting the 12th annual Spring Festival and Car Show on Saturday, April 14 at the church, located at 501 State Road 13. The Car Show will run from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the Spring Festival will run from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Games, activities, food and drink will be o ered at no charge. Young children to senior adults will nd enjoyable options available, including in atable bouncers and several other games and exhibits. Outstanding door prizes, live music and fun childrens activities set this family-friendly event apart from others. The Car Show venue spans the ages from beautiful antiques to classic muscle car hot rods to modern sports cars. A wide variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display for viewing. For more information, please call 2870996. Calling all churches, organizations, schools, businesses and individuals in the NW St. Johns County community who have an interest in nding out ways they can serve the homeless and impoverished in St. Johns County! Please join us on Monday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Cross Creek Presbyterian Church, located at 401 Greenbriar Road for an informational meeting about Home Again St. Johns, an organization formed to assist the homeless and impoverished in St. Johns county. Mike Davis, chairman of Home Again St. Johns, will be there to share what this organization is doing now with nightly meals, their plans for a center on State Road 207 in the near future to meet the needs of these residents in our county and how we can all become involved. Should you have any questions, please contact David or Melanie Simpkins at 287-4072. Youre invited to a corned beef and cabbage dinner to be held on Sunday, March 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church located on State Road 16 in the World Golf Village area. There will also be potatoes and rye bread. The cost will be $10 with childrens menu for $3. Irish and American desserts will be available along with a lot of Irish music. Worship Times Worship 9:30 a.m. Nursery/Toddler Care provided Childrens Sunday School 9:30 a.m. River of Life United Methodist Church Reaching Out Offering Christ Living Gods Love(904) 230-2955 Ofcewww.ROLUMC.com Join us for Worship this Easter Season!Services will be on Good Friday, April 6th, 7 pm Easter Morning, April 8th, 9:30 am Following Easter Worship, join us in our Easter Egg Hunt! G rand O pening C elebratio n S UNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012 J oin us as we celebrate and give PRAI S E a nd THANK S for our new worship center The Jacksonville Regional O ce of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of St. Augustine will host its 19th annual spring fundraiser on Saturday, March 24, from 6:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, located at 225 East Coastline Drive. The fundraiser will have a sporty twist again this year. The theme is March Madness and there will be lots of fastbreaking fun, such as basketball games on the big screen, bracketology, a silent auction and other sports-related activities. Guests Catholic Charities hosts Black and White Night will enjoy a plated dinner along with themed dessert stations and music by The Faze Band. The Black and White Night Gala of Giving will continue to be a major source of funding for the outreach programs of Catholic Charities. Eighty- ve cents of every dollar supports these programs. All proceeds of the event fund programs that provide the basic needs necessary to prevent homelessness. A crisis situation can threaten families already living from paycheck to paycheck when an unexpected illness, loss of employment or other family crisis impacts nances already stretched too far. Services include rent and mortgage assistance, utility payments, rent and utility deposits and food assistance. Tickets for the Black and White Night Gala of Giving are $150 each and $100 for patrons aged 21 to 35. The event calls for business casual attire team colors optional. For more information and tickets, please visit www.ccbjax.org or call Susan DeCandio at 354-4846, ext. 227.

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www.thecreekline.com March 2012 The CreekLine, Page 29 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 Music Lessons for All Ages Bob Moore 904-333-2479www.bobmooremusic.com/music_lessons Conveniently located at St. Patricks Episcopal Church A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org Worthy Is the Lamb Easter Musical & Dinner Theatre 3450 CR 210 W. (Just west of Cimarrone Golf and Country Club)www.fcctoday.net or 287-3223 Join Us In Celebration FAITHCOMMUNITYCHURCH Im writing this by what will likely be the nal re of the season. Clara spent much of the evening curled up beside me on the pull-out couch as the night slipped away. When Clara dashed o to nd her baby, Georgia opped down and lay propped on one elbow, her face close to mine. I love you all the way to God, she says, ending our game of I love you two... I love you three... I love you four... Her single dimple captures my heart for the thousandth time in three years. The night is cold, the re is warm and Im uncommonly aware of how precious this moment is. Its the perfect time for snuggles. Have you noticed that busy days and nights push these moments farther and farther apart? Of course, the laundry wont wash itself! (And all those other busy parent things our moms said to us... and we swore wed never repeat.) What is a busy Purposeful ParentingA time for snugglesBy Allie Olsen, www.gracefullmom.comparent to do? Sometimes we should just stop. Capture the moment and capture their little hearts. Whether its a cold night and warm snuggles or cold lemonade on a Florida perfect March evening, I encourage you (and myself) to let the laundry go and enjoy the gift of family. Tonights gifts were dimples, girlie giggles, sparkling blue eyes that looked intently into mineloving me and trusting me completely. What precious reminders of whats truly important! Im reminded of Jesus words, Let the little children come to me. Dont stop them! For the kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children. When I look into Georgias eyes, I see depth and childhood simplicity. I want to love her as deeply as God does. I whispered, I love you all the way to God... and back. Creekside High School is hosting their second annual Running of the Knights 5K and Fun Run on Friday, May 18, 2012. The Fun Run will start at 6:15 p.m. and the 5K will follow at 7:00 p.m.; both races will start and nish at Creekside High School, located at 100 Knights Lane in St. Johns County. Entry fees through May 17 are $10 for the Fun Run and $25 for the 5K. If registering on race day the 5K fees Register now for Running of the Knightswill be $35. The proceeds will bene t the CHS Athletic and Band programs. In addition to the races, all participants who register by May 1 will receive a free ticket to attend a pasta dinner on Thursday, May 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Creekside High School cafeteria. Additional tickets may be purchased for $5 for non-registered guests. This years race will debut a new division. The Centipede team division consists of at least This months movie review belongs to the lm One for the Money, an action-comedy lm for adults and teens This lm is all about the burgs of Trenton, New Jersey and Stephanie Plum, portrayed by Katherine Heigl, and her down on her luck situation that leads her to take a new job. A new job from her cousin Vinnie as a bounty hunter, a profession about which she has no clue. Her rst assignment is to catch Joe Morelli, played by Jason OMara. Joe is a cop on the run and Stephanies rst ame from high school, who she seems to have a grudge against as well as a continuing physical interest. Being a police o cer should give him a distinct advantage, but he seems to have a similar attraction and the two keep ending up in the same places looking for clues. Unfortunately, Stephanie keeps running into danger in addition to clues, so she is directed to an agent with skills to spareRanger, performed by Daniel Sunjata. Ranger is the man when it comes to apprehending the dangerous bailjumpers and fortunately, for Stephanie he is only a phone call away and sometimes even closer. She also seeks the help of local street folk, Lula, represented by Sherri Shepherd, a prostitute with information and attitude to spare. However, in the search for clues Lula gets in the middle and gets hurt forging a bond of friendship. Through deadly exploits and a few accidental apprehensions, Stephanie is able to get her man and clear his name all in one swoop. This lm simply missed the mark on many levels and it is unclear as to which bears the most responsibility. So many lms are based on novels and even if some areas are di erent, the basic interpretations need to be met. Throughout these novels, there is heat between Stephanie and Joe and Ranger and in this lm the temperature was tepid at best. Was it the direction or just poor chemistry, because all of these actors have been quite steamy in other roles? The casting of Grandma Mazur, played by Debbie Reynolds, should have been an excellent choice, but the comedy of this character in addition to Lulas character were drastically underplayed, almost forgotten in translation. They are some of the funniest parts of these novels and the mother just needed to be someone else; she is Stephanies conscience and morals and this actress, Debra Monk, was someone else. The casting, the direction and the chemistry was just wrong in this lm. There are pros and cons to seeing lms based on well-enjoyed novels. Many expect the lm to deliver in being true to the book, but the fact is, I would have never gone to see this lm if I had not so loved the books. It tends to be a conundrum and this time disappointment was delivered.Movie ReviewOne for the MoneyDirected by: Julie Anne Robinson. Starring: Katherine Heigl, Jason OMara and Daniel Sunjata Review by T.G. StantonRating: Should Have Waited for Cable (2 out of 5) The good news is that Coates, who plays Sarah, has a fairly easy role because J.D. Rees, who plays her characters lover, Sky Masterson, is also her boyfriend in real life. Both have been very active in theater and have performed together at district competitions and in Eurydice, Salamander Stew, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Alice BTHS Theatre cont. from pg. 1 ve runners connected as a unit. Those interested in competing in this division need to obtain a copy of the Centipede rules on the race website at www.creeksideknights.com. The Centipede teams are also eligible to compete in the costume contest. Please visit the website for registration information or visit the Jacksonville Running Company at Bartram Park or Tapestry Park or www.jaxrun.com. in Wonderland and You Cant Take It With You. They plan to continue in theater at the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida after graduation. The best part of the whole experience is getting to act with Lindsey and sing together, J.D. Rees commented. You can hear them act and sing together starting March 22 and continuing through March 24. Performances start at 7:00 p.m. and include a Sunday matinee on March 25 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door starting at 6:00 p.m. on all night performances; doors open at 6:45 p.m. For more information or to make reservations to any of the performances, please call the theatre department at 547-8340 extension 22574 or email xela@stjohns.k12. .us.Invitethe NW St. Johns County community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com WWW WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:

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Page 30, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com Basketball season ended at Creekside just last week as the boys lost the district title to bitter rival Bartram Trail in a thriller. In a 55-52 loss the Knights failed to secure the district title in what was for many of them their last chance Spring sports are in full swing with some sports well into their routine, like tennis and softball and others, like lacrosse, which played their rst game on February 21. Basketball, boys and girls lacrosse, track and eld and tennis are some of the sports going on right now. For boys basketball, a record of 18-8 led them to very big victories. In the districts semi- nals, Blake McClarn had 21 rebounds and scored 19 points. Although they did lose to their biggest rival, Ponte Vedra High School, in the district championship, getting to districts was a tremendous achievement for the team. Seven seniors will be leaving next year though, including their top shooter, John Berens. Head coach Scott Cooper is very proud of the boys varsity team. Lacrosse is a big sport at Nease. The girls head Coach Vitale has conditioned the girls for a great start to the season, as they played their rst game on Tuesday February 21. The team has a universal game of winning districts and taking it back from Ponte Vedra. The teams great chemistry and teamwork will surely lead them to victory and without Bartram or Creekside in their district anymore, the girls team has better chances of having a great season. The same goes for the boys, but they have had some injuries at the start of the season which may hinder them. However, Nease Panthers never quit and they will surely overcome any obstacle that may face them. Baseball at Nease has had a great season. Many seniors have done extremely well, including Trey Kennen with a .310 AVG and a commitment to Campbell University. Also Brooks Calvo has a .320 AVG and a 3.70 ERA. Mike Mancini, a senior on the team said, We feel we have the talent and coaching to go deep to the playo s; we just have to play up to our ability and believe in ourselves. Softball has had ve games so far and as Coaches Aherm and Ward always say, they want the team to make all the routine plays and some of the great ones. They want to have a winning record and beat their biggest rival, yet again Ponte Vedra. Track and eld had their rst meet on Tuesday February 21, as well. Coaches Blue and Rivera know the importance of individual events, but focus on the team as a whole to lead it to the top. They want to win all their meets and know that good teamwork equals success. As usual, the biggest rivals are Ponte Vedra, Creekside and Bartram Trail, but with the great coaching and hard work from these athletes, they will start on the right foot during the season. Tennis has been doing very well too; like track, individual records are good, but what really matters is the team as a whole. The teams goal is to make it to districts, then region and states, but they will have to work very hard to defeat Ponte Vedra and win the important matches. Their rst signi cant pre-district match was February 21 and both boys and girls won. Spring is a great time to come out and see our amazing Nease athletes and there are many opportunities to enjoy a sport whether its on the eld, track or court! With intense competition including Ponte Vedra, Creekside and Bartram, this spring is de nitely going to be full of challenges and victory.at making it. The Knights played at home in the student-named Cody Coliseum, named after head coach, Coach Cody. At 17-7 this was the second worst nish in the schools history which is saying a lot. The worst was only 15-9 back in the schools very rst year. Since then they have been 18-8, 19-5 and 17-7 respectively. Coach Cody has been a fantastic coach and led a brand new school to local fame and success. Despite their loss at the district title game, the Knights were still seeded high enough to move on to the quarter nals where they faced Gainesville Eastside. Unfortunately, on February 16 the boys su ered a 60-43 loss in Gainesville ending their season. The boys played well throughout and nished strong all the way to the end. Of the 10 players posted on the active roster, four of them are seniors and four of them are juniors. Hopefully next year the juniors can carry the team to victory once more. In other news, the Knights track and eld team held their annual Red and Black meet, a preseason match up amongst themselves in order to get back into the track meet groove. The Red and Black meet simply divides the Knights into two halves and pits them against each other as if they were two separate teams. 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Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tues. and Weds.for people new to the team to get acquainted with the feel and timing of a track meet before the actual season starts. In the next month track season really picks up so that the team has up to three meets a week. Watch for the Knights at a school or meet near you. The track and eld team is the largest team at Creekside and usually features up to 100 students participating in various events. Teams also starting their season are lacrosse and baseball, tennis and softball, all of which are usually strong teams at CHS. The baseball team started o against Fernandina Beach with a 9-1 loss but Knights baseball is usually strong and I expect they will pick up soon. Lacrosse starts next week with games against local rivals and are expected to do well this year on both the girls and boys side of things. Tennis practice has also started with hopes that Creekside will make another strong showing. 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Email humanresources@oastaug.com or fax at 904-209-1035.O ce CondoLease 1100 square feet of ce condo Julington Creek Business Park, 12627 San Jose Blvd., Jax. Signup for one year and receive one month FREE. Deposit required. 904-794-6864. Leave msg.Wanted ItemsWANTED OLD FISHING TACKLE Wanted,Old shing lures and tackle and related items.Please call Roth at 501-0599 or email at cudda@bellsouth.netDay CareINFANT/TODDLER-Care. My Home (JCP) 20 years experience, References available (904) 294-3794. Newborn to Pre-K, Licensed/Insured In My Heritage Landing Home 940-9789 #F07SJ00097March is an exciting month here in Northeast Florida as it is traditionally the month that marks the end of winter and the start of a new and promising shing season. Hopefully a season that will provide us with another year of high quality shing in the St. Johns River and area waters beyond. In March, surf shing is one the most promising ways to start the new season. Surf shing our local area beaches will remain a fun and productive way to catch sh for most of the remainder of the year. Just about any sh that swims our beaches stands a chance to become your next catch. Blue sh, whiting and pompano are what you can expect to be adding to your cooler right now. All can caught be with relatively inexpensive shing tackle and rigs. Although 10 to 12-foot surf rods are commonly used by surf shing enthusiasts, a smaller rod of 8 or 9 feet matched with a spinning reel with 15 pound test line will su ce just ne. This rod and reel combo can also be used for a wide variety of other types of shing throughout the year. Bottom rigs with 1 to 4 oz. pyramid sinkers with a 1/O or 2/O steel hook will be what you want to use. Fresh dead shrimp, peeled and halved or justcaught sand eas from the surf Call or Text: 904-553-7876Hablo Espaol Specializing in Latina, Asian & African-American hairstyles Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkawould be highly desirable baits for either whiting or pompano. Blue sh are known for their bodacious appetite and their powerful bites. Most any kind of cut bait, sh or shrimp will bring them to your hook, but a wire leader is recommended because of their ability to bite through mono lament. The rst and last couple hours of a high or low tide often prove to be the best times to sh the surf. Any beach with sloughs, run outs, sand bars or drop-o s are going to be the best locations to look for feeding sh. Experimenting by casting to di erent locations in and behind the breakers can prove to be bene cial till you nd the bite. Watching that guy pulling them in just down the beach from you can be a big help also. Now is the time to enjoy the beach with surf rod in hand. Add a pretty spring day, a sunrise and a cooler of sh and you are well on your way to a new and promising shing season. Fishing Report: In freshwater the cat sh bite is on in the river and creeks. Bream and bass in lakes and creeks. The St. Johns is producing ounder and reds at docks. Fishing should continue to improve as long as salinity stays high in the river. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. wa n da .t i ll o t son@g mail.c om Enter Today!G ro c eries ...I g e t min e f ree so c a n YOU a n d ear n a g rea t i nc ome Ent er t o WIN a n a ll e x pe n se PAID v a c a t io n t o CANCUN M e x i c owww.mpbcontest.com/wandat produced by Paramount Pictures. She claimed it had only a single line from her original dialogue. In any event, I nd the entire presentation intriguing and am looking forward to it. Two other productions remain in the current Mainstage Season. Twentieth Century is a play by Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur and will be presented April 20 through May 5.Hot Mikado, a 1940-style update of a Gilbert and Sullivan favorite, will be featured June 8 through 23. For days and times of performances, you can call 3964425 or visit the website www. theatrejax.com. Encore cont. from pg. 25 Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 32, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTEROF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Swimming Safari Swim SchoolMandarin, Orange Park (indoor), Arlington, St. Augustine/210, Southside, Westside & NorthsideStay Safe, Learn to Swim! Swimming Lessons260-1836www.swimmingsafari.com Julington Creek Plantation Recreation CenterAqua Egg Hunt For more info see www.jcpcdd.org Open to All Ages 3-12 Saturday, April 7th in the JCP Fun Pool! At the start of the New Year, there was a lull that enveloped Bartram; the new school year had started and the Bears had recently lost a heartbreaker in the football state semi nals. The buzz that surrounded the school in the winter had dissipated and students were left with the prospect of three more months until spring break. However this sentiment did not last long, as Bartrams winter sports teams generated excitement as they advanced into district play. Since the new district shake-up has placed Bartram against only Creekside and Clay, the boys basketball team has had as much success this year as it has had since the start of the program 12 years ago. Despite playing an easier schedule that did not feature powerhouses like Wolfson that they had to face a few years ago, the Bears have used a combination of senior leadership and young talent to become a serious contender in years to come. The Bears looked promising at the start of the season, racking up wins against Orange Park and Clay, who they dominated all year, as they were reaping the bene ts of a new summer training program. However this did not last as the Bears struggled against traditionally stronger teams, like Fleming Island and Creekside, who managed to slow the offensive production of junior and team captain, Tyler Irish, who lead the Bears in scoring during BTHS Sports RoundupBy Jared Freitas, BTHS Studentthe rst half of the year. Unlike previous Bartram teams, this squad fought through the mid-season losses and resumed their previous form. This new life was catalyzed by a more diversi ed scoring front led by sophomores Sean James and Nick Grier, as well as senior Brandon Ballard. With the new attitude came the rst double-digit win season that the Bears have had in over six seasons and produced the rst district title since 2003, as Bartram defeated rival and previous district champ Creekside, 55-52, in stunning fashion. Led by Irish, who scored 32 points, the Bears mounted a fourth quarter comeback, managing to turn an eight point de cit into a three point lead in the nal three and a half minutes. The Bears would go on to lose in the rst round of the state playo s to North Marion, in a game where they were up most of the rst half only to have the lead slip away. This does not mean, however, that the Bears are done, as they will be returning three of ve starters and intend to defend their district title next year. After coming o a disappointing loss to Bishop Kenny in the district tournament last year, the girls basketball team lost four of ve starters and looked like it would su er some growing pains the next few season to recuperate their lost experience. Utilizing an extensive summer schedule, the girls were allowed to mesh, as underclassmen who saw little or no playing time last year needed time to develop. This learning curve showed early in the season, with losses to Orange Park and St. Augustine, not to mention a 29 point blow-out against Palatka. Come playo time however, their youth did not show, as they easily defeated Creekside in the district championship and cruised to a 53-10 victory over North Marion in the rst round of the state playo s, putting up 30 in the rst quarter. Their statement game came against heavily favored Palatka, led by freshman center Jonell Williams, who dominated the Bears in their rst meeting. Bartram managed to hold her to just 20 points, while su ocating all other o ensive options in their 74-50 victory. This set the stage for their regional championship game against Gulf, who mirrored the Bears in their quickness, outside shooting and excellent guard play. Never having played in such high stakes before, freshmen Brooke Barlow and sophomores Madison French and Sarah Ragland should have been nervous; however, they did not play like it. Seniors Allie Mano and Melissa Coggins led the charge in the rst quarter, opening a double-digit lead o four threepointers. However, it was the defense and free throw shooting of Barlow, French and Ragland that kept the Bears ahead for good, winning 56-39. Headed to the Final Four for the rst time since Ste Sorensen wore a Bartram jersey, the girls will be playing Rickards for a shot at the state championship. WWW WWW www.TheCreekLine.com Visit our website: Flotilla 14-7 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will continue its Vessel Safety Check program providing complimentary Vessel Safety Checks at the Vilano Boat Ramp on the second Sunday of each month, beginning February 12, weather permitting, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. The Safety Check is conducted by members of the Auxiliary, con rming that your boat meets both federal and state safety requirements. No citations are issued for discrepancies and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency. If the vessel has passed the examination, a decal is awarded. Some of the items checked include personal otation devices (life jackets), registration and vessel numbering, navigation lights, ventilation, re extinguishers, distress signals, battery cover and connections. All of these items are required by state and federal laws and, if missing, non-operating, or in poor repair, can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by the United United States Coast Guard Auxiliary updateVessel Safety Check schedule for 2012By Contributing Writer Bob Schultz, Public Affairs Of cer, Flotilla 14-7States Coast Guard or other law enforcement agency. The Coast Guard Auxiliarys Vessel Safety Check o ers a risk-free way to ensure that your vessel meets the minimum legal requirements. Upon completion of the VSC, you will be informed of potential safety exposures. If the VSC is passed, an annual decal is awarded showing that your vessel has met the minimum safety requirements. A successful VSC may also result in lowered insurance rates for some boaters. For additional information, please visit www.safetyseal. net/, a website devoted exclusively to the Vessel Safety Check program, co-sponsored by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadrons. Editors Note: The Lady Bears beat Rikards by a score of 6747 in the class 5A state semi nals. They advanced to the state championship game, where they lost to Ft. Lauderdale Dillard by a score of 59-45, earning the title of state runner-up. Advertise Now! 886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com March 2012 The CreekLine, Page 33 BartramTrailVeterinaryHospital Dr.KristaDavis Dr.MartinaSander WELLNESSVISITS*MEDICINE*SURGERY*DENTALCARE RADIOLOGY*LABORATORY*ACUPUNCTURE*ULTRASOUND BOARDING*DOGGIEDAY-CARE*DROP-OFFAPPOINTMENTS MustpresentAd Validuntil03/31/12 6751SR16 (nearWGVandMurabella) BartramTrailVets.com We can handle all of the details! We know the ins and outs of the local real estate market and have the knowledge and commitment to meet your needs. If you are looking to buy a home, sell your home, invest in property, or build a new home, let us be your real estate representatives. Contact us today for all of your real estate needs. big and small we sell them allNeed help buying, selling or investing in real estate?Stan & Jan Timbrook REALTORS Grow Stronger, Live longer! Yoga Den Studio First Class Free Celebrating our 10th year! 10% Off any package for new membersyoga-den.com www.yoga-den.com 268-8330 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, just south of I-295 across from Walmart Yoga Basics Mind Body Power Yoga Yogalates Teacher Training The Julington Creek Plantation Piranhas will hold registration for the 2012 season from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on March 13 at Julington Creek Elementary School. A second sign up session will follow on March 22. The Piranhas welcome all Julington Creek Piranhas ready to feast on 15th seasonBy Contributing Writer Jack Jones, President, JCP Piranhas Members of the JCP Piranhas and their coaches celebrate their second place nish at the 2011 River City Championships with Jacksonville Mayor, Alvin Brown.levels of competitive swimmers ages ve to 18. Piranhas practices will begin in early May and the season wraps up at the end of July. The Piranhas are looking to build on a record-setting 2011 campaign. The team tied its best ever nish in the 20-team River City Swim League with a second place showing at the RCSL Championships. There were also several remarkable individual performances. The 10 and under girls relay team of Nicole Sowell, Hadley Browder, Abigail Ellis and Megan Arnold set a new record in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 2:00.37. On the boys side, the 14 and under relay of Michael Fonteno, Alex Fleming, Luke Geogiadis and Clayton Howerton smashed not one, but two city records with a time of 1:46.76 in the 200 medley relay and a record time of 1:34.97 in the 200 freestyle relay. To put those times in perspective, those city records had stood for four and ve years respectively. The 2012 Piranhas will be coached by Former United States Olympic team member, Julie Sears. The Julington Creek Plantation Loggerhead Aquatic Swim team short course season is beginning to wrap up. On January 27 through 29, 85 Loggerhead swimmers and coaches traveled to the University of North Florida for the Winter Indoor Invitational. Loggerhead swimmer Anna Moore (8) won the High Point Award for the eight and under girls. Loggerhead Evan Jacob (17) won the Boys Open High Point award. The team had a weekend o from competing, but was then got back to it quickly, this time traveling to Cecil Field Aquatic Complex for the Bolles TYR February Meet. The Loggerheads had 87 swimmers participate in this meet, who were ready to break some more team records. A number of Loggerhead swimmers made their marks by setting new team age group records between both swim meets. Anna Moore set a new age group record for the eight and under girls in the 50 yard butter y. Her teammates in the boys eight and under group also JCP Loggerhead swimmers continue to make their mark! By Contributing Writer Jacalyn Morton set recordsNicky Tayag in the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke and David Gapinski in the 200 individual medley (IM). Summer Stan eld made quite a splash; she set team records in the girls nine to 10 year-old group for the 50 back, 100 back, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 butter y, 100 IM and 200 IM. There were four records set in the 11 to 12 age group Eleanor Pollitt in the 200 freestyle and 200 breaststroke and her teammate Carter Strickland in the 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke. In the 13 to 14 age group, Hannah Moring set a record in the 500 freestyle, and Jane Wadhams set the records for the 1000 freestyle and the 1650 freestyle. Loggerhead history was also made by Lauren Johnson in the 100 butter y, Sasha Matkovski in the 200 butter y and their teammate Ethan Chestang in the 200 backstroke. In the girls open age group, there were six records set: Stacey Stan eld in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, Lindsey Hansen in the 1650 Nicky Tayag warming upfreestyle and Julianna Pettinger in the 100 and 200 backstroke. The Loggerheads are now preparing for their upcoming short course championship meets. The Florida Senior Champs are being held at the Orlando YMCA from February 23 through 26. The Florida Age Group Champs (FLAGs) ages 14 and under will be held in Sarasota March 8 through 11 and the Florida Area Champs for all ages will be March 17 and 18 at Cecil Field Aquatic Center. The Florida Senior Champs and the Florida Age Group Champs will be streaming live on oridaswimnetwork.com. Check us out! For more information, please visit www.loggerheadaquatics.com. The Creeks Clash U14 Girls premier soccer team are the U14 champions of the Savannah, Georgia Girls Rock soccer tournament held January 21 and 22, 2012. The team placed rst in their bracket on Saturday with a 5-0 win against the Richmond Hill (South Carolina) Comets and a 3-0 win against the Charlotte (North Carolina) Girls Samba. On Saturday the Clash won their semi- nal game 2-0 against the JYSC (Jacksonville) Fury White. The team took the championship game with a 7-0 win against the Columbia (South Carolina) Girls Palmetto. The girls had an amazing tournament win with no goals scored against them! Great job ladies! The team is coached by Nelson Quintanilla and is currently ranked 19 in the state. Con-Creeks Clash U14 Girls win Girls Rock soccer tournament gratulations to Assistant Coach Kevin Brown, Gillian Anderson, Michaela Payne, Sydney Ford, Austen Hentschel, Taylor Stratton, Julie Secure, Coach Nelson Quintanilla, Nina Sizemore, Alison Murman, Mikaela Brown, Kate Brown, Savannah OSteen, Hannah Dolores, Mia Traylor and Grayson Sheets, as well as Brooklyn Simonsen and Emily Tomasello, who are not pictured.Creeks Clash U14 continued in next column Creeks Clash U14 continued from previous column Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, March 19 7 pmThis month is Calebs Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. All are welcome to join in the discussion!

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Page 34, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com The CreekLine Proudly serving Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville and the surrounding areas with the very best in home organizational solutions for 20 years. Custom solutions for any area, including closets, laundry and mud rooms, home Authorized ORG Dealer. Free Design Consultation!(904) 273-1696www.pvclosets.comVisit us on Facebook SHORELAND CONSTRUCTION904.347.7652 shorelandconstruction@yahoo.com $ 500 OFF All Florida Soft Water Glenn Copp, Owner INVEST YOUR TAX REFUND IN SOFT FILTERED WATERwww.allfloridasoftwater.comof Saint Johns287-0003I absolutely love the water softener. Amazing dierence! I love my hair now. The water tastes great too! The dishes come out of the dishwasher so clean now. They arent cloudy anymore. Give Glenn a call and see what he can do for you! said Susan. (Family Features) With 425,000 items in Apples App Store, it seems like theres an app for everything now. Looking for a pig-latin translator? Need to nd the closest restroom? Well, you know the saying. As the number of apps continues to increase, developers are taking the technology beyond fun and games. Today, users can nd apps that help organize, simplify and enrich areas of their daily lives. One of these areas is home design. Home design and renova-Simplifying home design with technologytion can feel like a daunting task at the beginning of any project. Whether creating oor plans or choosing colors and fabrics, there is a lot to think about, said Sarah Reep, director of designer relations and education at KraftMaid Cabinetry. Luckily were living in a digital age and there are apps and online resources to help homeowners with everything from budgeting to hanging a picture frame. Heres a list of some popular home design apps: KraftMyStyle: With this app from KraftMaid Cabinetry, you can capture images and create photo collages of items that inspire you, like colors, unique spaces, fabrics and art. Style Boards can be shared with family, friends and in the online gallery. When youre working with a designer, this app is a great way to share ideas and inspiration for your homes design. Available for free for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. iHandy Level: Say goodbye to crooked frames. This app turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a level. Available for free for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. ColorSmart: If youre planning on refreshing your homes walls, this app from Behr paint is a must-have. The app makes it easy to try out di erent styles and paint colors in your rooms without picking up a roller. Once youve found your favorite colors, share them on Facebook and Twitter. Available for free for Android, iPhone and iPad. Remodelista: This design sourcebook brings you the latest content from Remodelista, such as DIY projects, 10 Easy Pieces product roundups and Steal This Look. Photo galleries organized by room bring daily design inspiration. The app costs $2.99 and is available for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Paint N Wash: With this app, you can paint works of artwith your ngersthen wash it away with the Delta faucet. Great for getting those creative juices owing. Available for free for BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad. For more design advice, tools and tips, visit www.KraftMaidByDesign.com. (NewsUSA) Spring heralds a season of fresh starts and growthand what better way to start anew than with a little spring cleaning? Taking the time to get organized can make all the di erence and it can make the most cluttered closets and dirtiest corners a breeze to clean. With the right tools in hand, organizing any messy space becomes a manageable task. You can save time and money by getting cleaning supplies, like dusters, sponges and automated air fresheners ahead of time. Still dont know where to start? Try these spring-cleaning tips: Cover the basics. Take inventory of your cleaning supplies. Some musthaves are mops, brooms, sponges, paper towels, trash bags, disinfectant wipes and bathroom-speci c supplies. Make a list of what you need so you can get it all in one shopping trip. Many basic and specialty cleaning products are now available online. For the ultimate in convenience, shop online at www.dollargeneral.com. Tackle the clutter in steps. Spring cleaning can be Tips to breeze through spring cleaning daunting, so take small steps and approach spaces one at a time. Strive to nd everything a permanent home. Create donate and trash piles for items you no longer use or need. Use organizing tools. Overthe-door mesh shoe racks are great for storing all kinds of winter accessories such as hats, gloves, scarves and coats. Get some sturdy hooks for purses, backpacks and other accessories, and relish the feeling of a clean closet. Revitalize your laundry room. Put a stop to the mountain of dirty clothes that grows every week by getting each family member a laundry basket. If clothing doesnt make it into their bin, its not getting washed. Keep your laundry room stocked with detergent, bleach and stain remover. Store items in plastic storage containers. Some winter items will be used until the early days of summer, others wont make an appearance until next year. A variety of belongings can be stored in plastic containers to keep them organized and out of the way.

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www.thecreekline.com March 2012 The CreekLine, Page 35 The CreekLine Your Trusted Source for Floor CareProlong the life of your carpet and tile and keep them looking new with routine professional cleaning. 230-9918 Julington CreekAll Pro Independently Owned & Operated www.AllProChemDry.net $25 OFF$150 or more (minimums apply) MICHAEL BOYER PAINTING, LLC287-2203 Licensed & Insured #ST-5178 LLC Mention this ad when calling for an estimate and receive 20% off total labor charges for all interior and exterior paint jobs.**Discount not valid if ad mentioned after estimate, and/or before, during, or after job completion. $200 minimum job. Materials not included. Offer expires June 30, 2012. $25-$ i 904 687 4204 intercoastallandscapes@comcast.net Licensed and insured Intercoastal Landscapes and Lawn Service (ARA) When it comes to home improvement, most of us have two to-do lists: the things we need to do, such as paint the shutters and clean out gutters and the list of those we want to do, such as fun and easy projects that add visual interest or practical enhancements to the outdoors. Since our budgets for both lists are usually limited, it makes sense to seek out projects that are easy, a ordable and that create the most impact in a short amount of time. Spring outdoor projects often show up on both lists. Upgrades can provide a welcoming retreat for your family, or can improve your homes marketability and appeal to potential buyers when it comes time to sell. Fortunately, its easy to nd simple projects that take only a weekend and a modest budget to accomplish. Adding elements like planter boxes and raised garden beds is a great way of creating impact without a huge commitment of time, says home improvement expert Mark Clement, co-host of My Fix it Up Life which airs nationally on iTunes, Blog Talk Radio and at MyFixitUpLife.com Clement o ers some easy tips to help guide weekend projects that anyone can build: Raised bed gardens. Some of the most abundant vegetable, herb and cut- ower gardens grow exceptionally well in raised beds because there is less soil compaction and they allow for excellent drainage. While raised beds are extremely functional, they can also add style to your yard and garden. Their organized appearance lends a structural element, particularly if you construct them with quality materials like cedar. By carefully selecting the right materials, your garden bed will last longer and look better. Western Red Cedar is a good choice because it is easy to work with, rot-resistant, and it ages beautifully and maintains its shape and strength over the years, even when exposed to extreme weather, Clement adds. Window and planter boxes. An easy and fun green project, wood planter boxes can be built in an afternoon. Whether arranged in a group or hung as window boxes, they instantly add a warm texture and welcoming touch to your front porch or backyard deck when lled with foliage. This project allows do-it-yourselfers to inject some personality that transforms the look from simple to elaborate and tie into the character and style of your home. Even if youve never built a box, you can create a classic look by adding a bit of thin trim to the top and bottom of the box, Clement says. You can also buy wooden brackets to support the window box for a more traditional look. Simple structures. For those looking to tackle a bigger project, invite friends over and make it a do-it-yourself project party. From small decks to barbeque platforms, or front door arbors to backyard gazebos, gather friends to help assemble projects that create new spaces and places to entertain or dress up your outdoors. I love to make things that give my yard and home a Easy, a ordable weekend spruce-up projects you can tackle this spring Make plans to attend Bucklers Home and Garden Craft Show, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11 at the Clay County Fair Expo building, located at 2493 State Road 16 West in Green Cove Springs. Enjoy demonstrations and seminars with exhibits inside and outside. Admission and parking are free. For additional information, please visit www.bucklershows.com. nished touch, Clement says. And making something as a project makes it truly yours and a part of your home something you can be proud of and really enjoy. Power washing your deck, play equipment and even your furniture is also an easy, lowcommitment, low-cost way to spruce up your outdoor environment. You can buy or rent a power-washer and accomplish the job in a day. Clement does advise to carefully follow the manufacturers instructions when using a power-washer, as too much pressure can cause damage. If used properly, it will brighten up the space like you wouldnt believe, he adds. If youre really ambitious, add a clear nish or dark-colored stain to your wood deck and the neighbors will think its brand new. Finally, Clements top tip this spring is simple: Have fun. Share your experience and project photo with friends and family via Real Cedars Facebook page. For detailed steps on how to construct these projects, visit: www.youtube.com/user/WRCLA/ featured. Around the HouseHow to... save on cleaning products!You dont need a different cleaning product for each room in your home. Use just a few good, general cleaners to tackle all types of messes. WWW WWWwww.TheCreekLine.com Plant ClinicBartram Trail Library Thursday, March 15 Saturday, March 24 10:00 a.m. to noon St. Johns County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your plant and lawn questions. We will accept small soil samples from your vegetable, lawn or shrub areas for free pH testing.

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Page 36, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com The CreekLine 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. Adkins Pool Services, Inc.401-1556thepoolprofessor@att.net Your friendly neighborhood pool service! Award Less than 5% of all vendors on Angies List get this award Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 (NewsUSA) Home cleaning is a catch-all phrase for the general de-clutter and organizational projects that abound when messiness trumps neatness. But in addition to clearing out the garage, dont forget to change those oft-neglected lters that can harm your health if left unclean. Humidi er lters, for example, are designed to wick the water and make it easier to evaporate in the air to increase humidity. But, if not changed they can become oversaturated and susceptible to mold, mildew, and bacteria growth that can make you sick, says Alex Hertzog, a water specialist with Filters Fast who is certi ed by the Water Quality Association. Most of us eventually remember to change the obvious lters, like those on our stove vents or the PUR lter on our tap. But what about changing lters you dont even know you have? According to the experts, there are seven lters you probably dont know you should be changing. 1. Microwave lter. The lter traps grease and odors from the air, thus protecting the appliance and also preventing odors from recirculating and a ecting the taste and smell of your food. The microwave lter should be replaced every six to 12 months. 2. Showerhead lter. The lter reduces harmful chemicals that can dry out your hair and skin, leading to other negative e ects on the body. It should 7 home lters you probably should changebe replaced every three to six months. 3. Humidi er. Most people know humidi ers have a lter that should be changed, but what they dont realize is that many humidi ers actually have up to three lters. Its important to change all three lters. 4. Co ee maker lter. A lter is used in most co ee makers and it should be replaced approximately every 60 brews. Theyre designed to remove the disinfection chemicals from tap water. If the lters arent changed, they cause more exposure to ingesting chlorine, says Hertzog. 5. Furnace lter. To reduce allergens like pollen, dust, pet dander, mold spores and dust mites from leaking into the air, it should be changed every three to six months. 6. Dryer lint lter screen. The lint lter screen should be replaced as needed, if it has build-up or tears in the screen. Changing the lter can prevent re hazards, extend the life of your dryer and reduce energy bills. 7. Refrigerator lter. The lter on a fridge keeps ice fresh and cleans the water dispensed from the refrigerator. Get more lter-related advice at www. ltersfast.com. (NewsUSA) While youre trying to nd every available reason to be outside this spring, termites are doing the exact oppositetrying to worm their way indoors and devour your walls and oors. And they certainly arent feasting for free. Termites have an insatiable appetite for cellulose found in wood, eating 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They cause serious and costly damage and can compromise the structural stability of a home, said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public a airs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). NPMA advises home-Tips to halt spring termite infestationsowners to have their homes inspected annually, especially if theyve noticed swarmers. Swarmers are winged termites that arrive in early spring, eagerly looking to set up a new colony. Although they appear similar to ying ants, its important that homeowners do not mistake the two species, since termite infestations that are left untreated can quickly damage the structural integrity homes. To make matters worse, damages caused by wood-destroying insects, such as termites, are typically not covered by homeowners insurance policies leaving you to foot the bill. The silent destroyers and their saw-toothed jaws can signi cantly reduce the long-term property value and nancial investment of a house. The NPMA estimates that termites cause at least $5 billion in property losses each year in the United States. Termite season usually begins in early March and lasts through June. The NPMA recommends these tips to prevent termite infestations: Inspect the perimeter of a home for rotting wood, mud tubes or a visible termite presence. Pay particular attention to doors and windowsills, looking for shed wings. Avoid water accumulation near a homes foundation by diverting water away with downspouts and gutters. Never bury wood scraps in the yard. If your home is newly built, remove any remaining grade stakes or tree stumps on your property. Maintain a one-inch gap between soil and wood portions of a building. Keep mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation. Do not stack rewood or lumber near home and inspect it carefully before bringing indoors. If you suspect you have an infestation, contact a licensed pest professional. Termites cannot be controlled on your own. Learn more about choosing a quali ed pest professional at www. pestworld.org. Nowis the timeto make your move. Conventional and Jumbo Loans USDA Rural Developement Construction to Perm FHA and VA Loans Condo Loans Fixed or Adjustable Rates First Federal offers: All loans subject to credit underwriting and approval. Please contact a mortgage originator for more details on available loan programs. Contact Scott Neeley Around the HouseHow to... clean lampshades!Use an adhesive lint roller to get the dust off fabric lampshades. Around the HouseHow to... move furniture!When you need to move heavy furniture across uncarpeted oors, fold two clean towels and put them under each end of the piece of furniture. Then slide it easily across the oor! The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.comBe sure to tell our valued advertisers that you saw their ad in The CreekLines The CreekLines Spring Home Improvement Guide!

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Homeowners should embrace this same mindsetone where you pack away the heavy textures and colors of winter in favor of breezy fabrics and fun decor that inspire a fresh feeling in your house. Break out of the winter gloom by making some simple changes to your home with bright, fresh decor. Here are the top trends in interior decorating that capture the optimistic feeling of springtime, without having to spend a lot of time or money. 1. Color your world happy. To uplift your mood and give your home a new personality, color should be the rst thing you address. Paint is an easy and a ordable way to dramatically change a living space. Springs hot color palette includes rich hues of blue and turquoise, vibrant pink and orange tones and soft greens and neutrals. Visit your local Lowes for inspiration from the paint color studio that allows do-ityourselfers to identify the hot paint colors of the season and even pick up samples of each hue to try at home. Feeling adventurous? Dabble in some vibrant shades inspired by the ora and fauna in your region. Love the bright red of blooming tulips? How about the rich blue of the sky at the noon hour? Try picking one thing and paint it that bold colora single wall, a door, or even a piece of furniture. Watch as the entire room suddenly comes to life. 2. Mix in light and fresh dcor. Making small changes to your homes decor is a great way to refresh the interior, and you dont have to spend a ton of money. Window treatments are a great place to start replace dense fabrics with airy options that beg to blow in the warm breeze. Next, store away existing rugs and replace with ones that feature bright colors or botanical designs. Dark accent pillows can be replaced with u y, colorful options that add life to dated couches and chairs. Seasonal decor changes are simple and can be swapped out year after year. 3. Bring the feeling of green indoors. The buds and blooms of spring are a big reason its such an inspirational season, and houseplants are a great tool for awakening that sense of nature and bringing Interior design trends: Easy seasonal changes refresh and revive your homethe outdoors inside. Houseplants make any room look more luxurious, and they are natural air cleaners, awakening the senses of springs fresh air. Good, low-maintenance indoor houseplants include the peace lily, spider plant and snake plant. Interior decor can also re- ect the natural feeling that indoor plants provide. Coordinate pieces that feature natures elements, such as a leaf motif on a lamp shade or a beach scene on a piece of wall art. These elements, while subtle, will work together to provide a seamless update to any drab decor. 4. Cut the clutter. Of course any home refresh is not complete without some cleaning. Dont let spring cleaning overwhelm you; start small and go through any clutter, sorting into piles to use, store, give away and throw away. A good dusting goes a long way too, so be sure to hit all the surfaces with a damp cloth. Shine up mirrors, which will re ect that beautiful spring sunshine to brighten and enlarge the feeling of the room. To stay on top of your organization and home management, create a MyLowes pro le at www.lowes.com/ mylowes. While there, you can create a virtual version of your home for easy project planning. You can add items you need or save ideas that inspire you to your pro le for easy reference, making it simple to keep track of your to-do list. Millions of people are currently using the program to make home project management simple. Changing your home to re- ect the seasons is easy with a few basic steps and a little creativity. Remember to embrace the feeling of spring and the inspiration will come naturally.The old adage to not judge a book by its cover is practically turned on its ear when it comes to buying a home. Curb appeal is one of the rst items our agents address with sellers. The bottom line is that if a buyers interest isnt piqued when they see the exterior of a home, the buyer enters the house with an emotional detachment that is more often than not impossible to surmount. The good news for sellers is that increasing your homes curb appeal can be very a ordable. And studies show that making exterior improvements to a home, such as landscaping, can have a return on investment of up to 150 percent. Heres what we suggest:Judging a house by its coverBy Contributing Writer Sherry Davidson, President, Davidson Realty, Inc.1. Mow the lawn, trim the bushes, prune trees, weed and mulch ower beds. 2. Plant yellow owers. Yellow evokes a buying emotion. Marigolds are inexpensive. 3. Pick up pet waste daily. 4. Make sure your house numbers are clearly visible. 5. Clean your mail box. Paint it if necessary. 6. Power wash the outside of your home, including the sidewalks. 7. Clean windows inside and out. 8. If your house color is faded and painting the whole house is out of the question, try painting just the window trim. Often times this freshens the look of the house for a fraction of the time and cost.For more helpful hints on how to prepare your house for sale, send us an email or call us for our free tip sheet called Preparing Your Property For Sale. Contact us at info@ davidsonrealtyinc.com. 209-6190I Need a Home! 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. My name is Kai; I am a 6 month old Boston terrier mix. I am current on all my vaccines but still need to be neutered. I am an inside dog, housetrained and crate trained. I get along great with other animals and children. I know simple commands and still very much a puppy. Happy St. Patricks DayF ro m your fr iends at The Cree kLine

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Page 38, The CreekLine March 2012 www.thecreekline.com 904-262-SWIM $ Located next to Ace Hardware (Behind Sonnys) Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448or email us at: ENCOREDECOR@bellsouth.net10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store H The CreekLine (ARA) When spring arrives with its bright sunshine, fresh air, vibrant colors and light, do you nd yourself regretting the decorating decisions you made last fall or winter? Its natural to incorporate the season into your home decor, and the best way to do that is with design touches that can change as easily and quickly as the seasons themselves. While you may love the bright reds and greens of the holiday season or the lush lilacs and blues of spring and summer, making them the foundation of a rooms design can leave the decor feeling out-ofstep when the seasons change. By starting out with a foundation of neutral colors in walls, ooring and furnishings, you can add colorful and seasonally appropriate accents. Updating your decor to complement the season is as simple as focusing on a few key areas. Lighting: Its easy to overlook, but lighting is a key element in room design and one that needs to change with the season. In spring and summer, when sunshine is abundant and the days are longer, you can rely more on natural light. During warm months, you may only need arti cial light late in the evening, when the advanced hour makes soft, muted light appropriate. Winters shorter days and weaker sunlight lead to greater dependence on arti- cial light throughout the day, so your lighting design should Easy-to-change seasonal decorating ideasinclude options that can be used throughout the day. Most rooms will bene t from a mixture of overhead lighting, oor lamps, wall sconces and table lamps. Walls: While neutral-hued walls make a versatile background for virtually any design, dont be afraid to spice things up with seasonal touches. Repositionable wall covering options like SmartStick from MuralsYourWay.com, make it possible to create a seasonal look with a wall mural and then remove it and replace it with something di erent when the season changes. A wide variety of designs mean you can nd something to t your seasonal decor, and if you dont see anything you like, you can customize by submitting your own original photo through the website. Flooring: If your oor is wood or you have a newer home with builder-installed carpet, you probably already have a neutral palette to work with. Adding seasonal air to oors is as simple as adding or removing area rugs. Area rugs in rich tones can warm up a room during winter monthsespecially when wood oors can feel cold underfoot. In warm months, when your family spends more time outdoors, a more durable area rug, positioned near entryways can help keep soil, grass clippings and other debris o your carpet or oor. Accessories: From window treatments to wall art, accessories are an easy, great way to create a seasonal look in any room. In winter, when you want to keep out the chill, choose heavier drapes in colors that inspire warmth and comfort. For autumn or spring, when you want to welcome in sunlight, lighter, sheerer options can be appropriate. And in summer, when youll rely on blinds to block out hot midday sun, pastels and lighter fabrics can be a soothing foil to the utilitarian appearance of blinds. Just as you change your own wardrobe to stay in step with the seasons, updating your home decor seasonally can help make your home feel welcoming and comfortable. Fortunately, its easy to keep your home decor in tune with the seasons when you make a few updates that are easy to change with the season. You be the judge! Which orchid is the best Natures Masterpiece among the thousands that will be displayed at the Jacksonville Orchid Societys show on March 17 and 18, 2012? Admission is free and the hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Garden Club of Jacksonville will be the setting for this magni cent exhibition. Located at 1005 Riverside Avenue, the club is easily accessible from Interstate Highways 95 and 10. Directions are available at www. jaxorchidsociety.org. Imagine owers that are called lady slippers, dancing ladies, spider orchids, moth orchids and even corsage orchids. Some orchids have fragrances that smell like cinnamon, wintergreen, cloves or jasmine. One even emits a smell of rotting meat to attract a pollinator. Beautiful displays will Orchids: natures masterpieceBy Contributing Writer Keith Hallshowcase di erent varieties of orchids in all colors of the rainbow. Ranging in size from 100 square feet to a card table top the exhibits will be created by 10 commercial orchid growers, four orchid societies and several individual hobby growers. If you want a Masterpiece to take home, the commercial growers will have irresistible blooming plants in all sizes and colors to t your budget. Orchid growing supplies will be on hand as well as a repotting service for your overgrown plants. Society members can answer your questions about growing orchids and controlling pests and diseases. A owering orchid door prize will be given one lucky attendee. Ten other plants will be ra ed. Put the date on your calendar to come and enjoy seeing Orchids: Natures Masterpiece.View of ve exhibits of commercial growers from 2011 show in main exhibit hall at the Jacksonville Orchid Societys show on March 17 and 18. Around the HouseHow to... save time when cleaning!Get a plastic tote tray to carry with you from room to room. Fill it up with your cleaners, cloths, dusters and extra trash bags. Youll be surprised at how much time you will save if you have everything handy!

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www.thecreekline.com March 2012 The CreekLine, Page 39 Hundreds to choose from in stock 30 gallon crepe myrtles for only $ 50 TOTAL LANDSCAPES DESIGN & INSTALLATION SODDING & IRRIGATION Trout Creek Location at World Golf Village WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PLANTS IN STOCK... S J &NURSERY & LANDSCAPING WorldGolfVil G IN GOD WE TRUST Free Estimate & Consultation! S J &NURSERY & LANDSCAPING & The CreekLine Present our Spring 2012 Contest Put some color in your yard!Email: tclcontest @rtpublishinginc.com to be entered in a drawing for a crepe myrtle to be given away March 31, 2012. A total of eight winners will be drawn. Must pickup no later than April 30, 2012 at S&J Nursery, 7280 SR 13 N, NW St. Johns County. OR SEND IN THIS ENTRY FORMName Address \ plus Zip Code Phone Send entry to: RT Publishing Inc. 12443 San Jose Blvd., Suite 403, Jacksonville, FL 32223 must be received no later than March 31, 2012 TCL The CreekLine GardeningThe best wayBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS Its always nice to have the best, no matter what it is. This is true of cars, neighborhoods and friends. It is also true of gardens. If you want the best garden, having high quality tools, seeds and plants will surely help. But what really makes a garden shine is knowing the best way to do garden things. Much of gardening is intuitive, but I have found that learning and understanding the best gardening techniques can take your garden to another level. The best way to get rid of weeds, for example, is to hand pull them. Chemical weed killers are, well, chemicals. Do you really want them in your yard? And after you kill the weeds, you then need to apply another product to prevent the seeds, which are not dead, from germinating. When you pull weeds out of the ground (easy to do in our sandy soils), you remove the weed, the seeds and the roots in one simple motion. If the weeds have not set seeds, put them in your compost. Discard weeds with seeds in the trash. Remember, every weed you pull potentially eliminates a hundred or more future weeds. There is also the extra bene t that you are exercising and doing it outdoors. However, there is one exception. If you are overrun with torpedo grass, the best way to get rid of it is to sell your home and move. Really. If anyone knows how to get rid of this demon weed, I would like to know what it is. If you are planting a tree, plant high. A tree planted too low in the ground will languish and never fully recover. The root are, where the roots begin branching out from the trunk, should be visible. The best way to help a tree to establish its root system and start growing is to keep it watered for the rst few months. Water is essential to all plants. New transplants especially need regular watering. The best water is rain water, so set up a rain barrel or two and you will see the di erence in your plants when you substitute rain water for tap water. The best way to prune is only when necessary. The plant always prefers that you not prune at all, so have a good reason and learn how to do it correctly. Its always okay to remove weak and broken branches but it is never a good idea to mutilate a tree by cutting o the top. Jacksonville, we need to stop whacking our beautiful crape myrtles into hat racks. Leave them alone and you wont believe how gorgeous they can be. Lastly, this might surprise you. Research has shown that the best transplants at the garden center are not the bigger ones, already in bloom or with fruit hanging on them. These more mature plants have a tougher time acclimating to change. Odds are the smaller transplants will ultimately out perform them. So now that you know some of the best ways to garden, why are you sitting around reading this column? Get out there and get busy! On Saturday, March 17, the St. Johns County Extension Of- ce, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, will be hosting Garden Blitz, an intensive day of horticulture education. Throughout the day we will have concurrent sessions and a Master Gardener plant sale going on. The complete agenda will be: 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.: Registration and refreshments 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m.: Growing owers from seed or Bee culture BreakMark your calendars for Garden Blitz10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Tomatoes or Growing cut owers Break 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.: Yearround garden color or Intro to Florida Friendly Landscaping Lunch 1:00 p.m. -1:45 p.m.: Landscape irrigation systems or Native plants Break 2:00 p.m. -2:45 p.m.: Compost or Florida landscape plants (walking tour) Adjourn You can register for a single class or multiple classes. The registration fee for just one class is $5. For two or more classes it is a at rate of $10. The plant sale will be ongoing outside from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the public has free access. For lunch you can brown bag it or for $6 we will provide you with a lunch that contains wild Florida edibles, a real treat for the adventurous gastronome. You must pre-register for the class/classes and if you wish to purchase lunch. To do so, please call 209-0430 and list your class preferences. Saturday, March 10 10:30 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. Plantation Park Pavilion inside JCP Davis Pond Blvd. Join us for lunch! Bring your family and friends!To volunteer or for questions, call Bill Cosnotti 230-3329NW St. Johns Republican Club Picnic

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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.com MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS What’s InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 Your Vote Counts! Page 11 JCP CDD report Page 12 Rotary Club of BartramPage 15 CHS science fair Page 17 Teachers of the Year Page 19 Miss Jacksonville Page 20 Boy Scouts Page 21 Eco Heritage boat tripPage 22 Teen Trendsetters Page 23 Art Festival Page 24 Fusion softball Page 28 Faith News Page 29 Running of Knights Page 32 Coast Guard AuxiliaryPage 34 Spring Home Improvement Guide Page 39 Gardening Volume 12, Issue 3March 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 $150 OFF!Call for Details. Hurry! Special Ends 3/31/12. Present this coupon at initial consultation to receive $150 o the purchase of a 800 series or Boundary Plus system. Other charges may apply. Not valid on prior sales or with any other oers. Participating Dealers only. The only pet protection company with solutions that work in ALL yards „ zero lot lines and townhouses to large acreage and waterfront properties.Copyright Invisible Fence of the First Coast Recently donors to Christs Cupboard sat down to a special menu prepared by the volunteers of the food bank. Volunteers Durken Gill, Lisa Moda Diane Conklin, Helen Perrigo, Gaile Webb, Carolyn Magill and Marcia Kaster brought their collective culinary talents together to o er a feast of thanks to the many donors who have helped over the last year to make Christs Cupboard Food Bank a success in helping those in need here in NW St. Johns County. They prepared a menu At Hickory Creek Elementary School, they may very well have discovered a magic spell to get kids to eat and enjoy their vegetables. Kindergarten teachers Lynne Kruse and Sarah Goselin are exposing their students to a cornucopia of nutritional and delectable fruits and vegetables by having their classes plant their own Kinder Garden.Ž The plan began by receiving a grant to help fund the building of the little farm at Hickory Creek. The purpose of the Kinder GardenŽ is to provide the students an opportunity to watch plants grow from seeds, to seedlings and ultimately to ” owering plants that produce fruits and vegetables. When you see a crowd of Bartram Trail students singing and dancing their hearts out on stage, you can bet that theyre doing it for a spring musical„and this year its Guys and Dolls. Drama, chorus and band kids alike joined together to recreate the classic 1950s New York setting, complete with the gamblers, mission bands, hotbox dancers and the detectives who attempt to hunt them all down. The classic romance comedy tells the story of Sky Masterson, a gambler who makes a bet with his friend that he can convince any girl to go with him to Havana that day and hilarity ensues when his friend names Sarah Brown, a mission worker. After a lot of persuasion, Sky eventually manages to persuade her and naturally they fall in love. And of course, the show also features timeless songs such as Luck Be A LadyŽ and Sit Down, Youre Rockin the Boat.Ž But great shows dont happen overnight. Cast and tech members were required to stay after school for several hours almost every day and on Saturday mornings to rehearse songs and dances, build sets and make Hickory Creek Elementary’s new “Kinder Garden” is magicalBy Karl KennellCome see the Guys and Dolls of Bartram Theater By Devyn Fussman, BTHS Student BTHS senior Lindsey Coates (Sarah) and BTHS junior J.D. Rees (Sky).costumes. This was especially di cult for the four leads, Lindsey Coates, J.D. Rees, Rachele Rees and Brandon Mayes, as well as the other males in the cast, who, because there was a scarce number of them in the theater department, had to double up as crapshooters and Cuban dancers. The hardest part is balancing this play with work and school and everything else,Ž Coates, a senior, said. BTHS Theatre cont. on pg. 29 The students will harvest their bounty, washing and preparing it for a daily healthy snack. The project brings to bear all of the subjects and skills the young farmers are learning. They are discovering the importance of math by charting seed plantings, plotting dates and days to germination, growth and harvest. They are using their reading skills to be able to follow the directions for planting their seeds including soil preparation, watering, sunlight and spacing. These young farmers are also learning the importance of writing by keeping journals of their predictions, observations, outcomes and the complete gardening process. Scienti“ c investigation comes into play as they learn the parts of a plant, its needs, how it is a ected by weather, discover the various types of seeds, plants and vegetables. The project also helps them develop their social skills as they learn to plan and work together for a common goal of reaping natures bounty. In addition to being fortunate to be awarded their grant for funding of some of the garden supplies, they learned that Target has a program of community involvement and service projects. Tom Walling, facilities superintendent at Target arranged to get involved in the Kinder GardenŽ by providing materials and manpower to build six large raised beds. A Target employee designed beds to accommodate 12 stations at each bed. They also grouped the beds into two smaller areas that are framed with landscape timbers and padded with silt paper and mulch for drainage and weed prevention. During the schools holiday break a team of 13 plus came from Target to build the Kinder Garden.Ž Additional materials were provided by Ricky Mack, commercial sales manager at Lowes.HCE Kinder Garden cont. on pg. 5Donors treated to special luncheon at Christs Cupboard food bankBy Karl Kennell Christs Cupboard luncheon chefs (back) Gaile Webb, Carolyn Magill and Marcia Kaster; (front) Durken Gill, Lisa Modaff, Diane Conklin and Helen Perrigo.that began with a festive salad followed by baked ham, hash brown casserole and green beans almondine followed by coconut pie and brownie pie for dessert. The guests included Debby Brown of the Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club, who said, It is an honor to be associated with the sta of Christs Cupboard and help support those in need in our county.Ž Also from Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club was Ellen Brenner and Laraine Walpole. The Creeks Cove Service Unit of the Girl Scouts was represented by Dyana Giles and Lisa McG-Christs Cupboard cont. on pg. 8 Keep them busy with all of the activities listed in the 2012 The CreekLine Summer Kids Activity Guide. Coming this April and May!

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www.thecreekline.com • March 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. 2012. HELP US HELP A MILLION MORE PEOPLETO CHANGE THEIR OWN LIVES HELP US RAISE $2.5 MILLION FOR MICROLENDING IN OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITIES BY DONATING $1 OR $5 PLU 30674 VALID THROUGH 3/31/12 I 9 5 I 2 9 5 S a n J o s e B l v d $10 OFFAny $50 Purchase! The Friends of Bartram Trail Library will present ACT and SAT preparation classes at the library this spring. The ACT class will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the SAT class will begin at 6:30 p.m. All the classes will be held on Mondays. The class dates are: March 26, April 9, April 16, April 23 with a practice test on April 30. Registration is required and class size is limited. Registration closes on March 19, 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). This will be the last session of classes for this school year. Are you looking what to do with that extra fruit and vegetable harvest? Or just want to learn more about the basics of canning? Whats the di erence between water bath and pressure canning? The St. Johns County Extension Service and First Coast Technical College are o ering a basic hands-on learning course on home preservation. Canning Culinary WorkshopŽ starts in the classroom, moves to the kitchen and starts the canning process. Workshop participants will learn handsonŽ how to make preserves, jellies, jams and pickles featuring the datil peppers, various berries and peaches. Each participant will receive take home products. The workshop will be held on Friday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First Coast Technical College and the cost is $45 which includes a lunch. Participants must pre-pay and register by March 12 at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center. Please call early as space is limited. Minimum of 18 people. Call 209-0430 to register. All churches, organizations, schools, businesses and individuals in the NW St. Johns County community who have an interest in “ nding out ways they can serve the homeless and impoverished in St. Johns County are invited to attend an informational meeting on Monday, March 19 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Cross Creek Presbyterian Church, located at 401 Greenbriar Road. Learn about Home Again St. Johns, an organization formed to assist the homeless and impoverished in St. Johns county. Mike Davis, chairman of Home Again St. Johns, will be there to share what this organization is doing now with nightly meals, their plans for a center on State Road 207 in the near future to meet the needs of these residents in our county and how we can all become involved. For additional information, please contact David or Melanie Simpkins at 287-4072. Registration for the JCP Piranhas 2012 summer season will take place Tuesday, March 13 at Julington Creek Elementary School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Piranhas welcome competitive swimmers ages “ ve through 18. The team has openings for both experienced swimmers and those that have never been on a swim team before. New team members will be required to bring a copy of their birth certi“ cate to registration to verify their age. The Piranhas are one of the most popular swim teams in northeast Florida. Dont miss your chance to be part of our 15th Anniversary Season. Additional information about the team is available at www.jcppiranhas.org. On Saturday, April 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Julington Creek Plantation will host its “ rst-ever Aqua Egg HuntŽ for children ages three to 12. To be held in the JCP Recreation Center family fun pool, children will collect as many ” oating and sinking eggs as possible in the time allotted. Every child will receive a prize and there will be a special prize for the child that collects the most eggs in each age group. There will be four age groups: Preschool; Kindergarten and “ rst grade; second and third grade; and fourth and “ fth grade. Each age group is limited to 30 children. Non-CDD members are welcome. For further information or to pre-register for this event, please go to www.jcpcdd.org. Senator George McGovern will be the guest speaker at an upcoming fundraiser bene“ ting the Democratic Executive Committee of St. Johns County on Sunday, March 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Senator McGovern, a former representative and senator from the state of South Dakota, presidential candidate in 1972, and part-time St. Augustine resident will be available to sign copies of his recently published and timely book, What it Takes to be a Democrat.Ž Available at Barnes and Noble and other book sellers, the book may also be available for sale at the fundraising event. A minimum donation of $45 is requested for the fundraiser, which will take place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Parry, 1178 Wood Duck Hollow in St. Johns. Reservations are preferred and can be made by contacting Democratic Headquarters, located at 142B King Street in St. Augustine, at 825-2336 weekday afternoons or by calling Donald Parry at 287-7720. 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Page 4, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 JACKSONVILLESYMPHONYORCHESTRADinnerandtheSymphony Forinfoandtoordertickets, callBillCosnottiat(904)356-0426. Saturday,March24,2012 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. Fidelity National Financial Pops Series BOND AND BEYOND Michael Krajewski, conductor € Debbie Gravitte, vocalist Hits from the James Bond thrillers to Mission Impossible.Sponsored by BRASS SATURDAY, MARCH 3 BALLROOM WITH A TWISTWATCH THESE PAGES FOR FUTURE DINNER AND THE SYMPHONY INFOCirque 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. GROUPS WELCOME! S pring Fling! Meet the Easter Bunny!An afternoon of fun for the WHOLE FAMILY! Huge Easter Egg Hunt 12:15. Magic Show 2:30. Arts and crafts for the kids! Refreshments! Entertainment by Durbin Creek Elementary School Chorus and the Hickory Creek Chorus!For more information, call 904-287-7300. WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEK SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 12:00PM 3:00PM The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Over 15 Years Legal Experience904-665-0005www.preddylaw.com Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. 3000 Hartley Road, Suite 7Jacksonville FL 32257904.260.3812 www.reburkecpa.com The CPA Never Underestimate the ValueRobert E. Burke, CPA Across America, people are calling their elected o cials at all levels to do the hard work we elected them to do. Topping most everyones list is making the hard decisions to rein in spending and put America on a path of “ scal discipline. In St. Johns County we have done just that. Budget recommendation for St. Johns Countys 2013 budget reduces property taxes to near 2006 levels a reduction of $29 million compared to 2007. That year I opposed the county budget because it included spending that was out of touch with the hard economic realities we now face. While our budget has been rolled back, we are operating more facilities to serve a growing population and facing rising prices that challenge families and businesses. By 2013, our population is projected to increase by 27,000 people. That is 16 percent more than 2006. Additionally price levels will have 2013 county budget rolls back property taxes to 2006 levelsincreased 12 percent since 2006. When the economy was better, the county initiated many projects that were wanted and needed. Some were funded by developers and grants. Many were initiated prior to my service on the board. The 2006 budget did not include cost for operating many of those facilities. Some examples include the new Emergency Operations Center, Amphitheatre, Alpine Groves Park, Veterans Park, Aberdeen/Durbin Crossing Parks and RiverTown Parks. Bartram Trail Branch Library had just expanded and the World Golf Village and Palencia Fire Station had not been opened and sta ed. Because of tough choices made over the last six years, the county expects to absorb a $2.4 million reduction in property taxes in 2013. This brings us inline with the pre-boom January 1, 2005 property values. At this point in the budget cycle last year, the board faced a $12 million budget de“ cit. This included a de“ cit in “ re services funding and the need to upgrade the county radio system relied on for public safety, regional disaster responses and routine county communication. After extensive county discussions, public and business input and intense negotiations we were able to close that gap by using JEA money towards the radio system, cutting costs and increasing property taxes $1.7 million to maintain quality of life services including parks and library services and $2.3 million to stabilize the Fire Service Fund leaving county services largely intact for 2012. While no one ever wants a tax increase, most did not want to accept the kind of reductions necessary to avoid any tax increase. While some called us cut taxes, below the 2006 level and turn of ball “ eld lights and close libraries and “ re stations, more believed these services were important to our community and should not be sacri“ ced for modest overall tax reductions. Property taxes are not the only revenue reduction a ecting the county budget. Earlier this year the county slashed impact fees cutting them in half for non-residential property. It is hoped this will help spur job growth, balance our tax base and improve access to shopping and services in St. Johns County. We are also absorbing reductions in residential impact fees to bu er increases requested by School Board to fund new schools to serve our growing county. Our schools are faced with “ nding seats for 943 new students next year and there is no end in sight. In addition to the radio system, several other pressing issues are resolved or solutions within reach. The County Pier is being repaired to extend its life by “ ve years, we purchased threatened right of way to advance 9B and we recently completed improvements to expand jail capacity to defer a costly expansion. County court space was renovated and expanded cost e ectively by moving the publics auditorium and administration out of the court house, allowing our judges to have space needed to hold court in a safe manner. There will always be the next thing and challenges remain. In the future, we will need to address capital expenditures funding. We can no longer expect new growth to help us fund infrastructure back logs. Local road maintenance, transportation funding, water quality mandates are issues on our horizon. As we continue to grow, “ re services will need to be expanded and recreation improvements will be needed on land set aside in the World Golf Village area. It is a pleasure to serve this community. For more budget information please visit www. sjc” .us; we welcome your input, your questions and your participation. Please do not hesitate to call if I may be of assistance. Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, Chariman, St. Johns County School Board SaleSaleSale SaleQUITTING BUSINESSEvery Item On Sale! Sales Terms Hours: MondayFriday 10-7 Saturday 10-5 Closed Sundays Return this coupon for a bonus of 250,000 prize dollars.Name: Address: City, State Phone: Limit one coupon per person per day. Prizes awarded March 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM  This sale was initiated only after careful consideration. Its our way of thanking our local customers and friends for their valuable patronage and at the same time accomplishing our goals.Ž David R. Marshall, Owner You can win the following Fantastic Prizes: 1/2 OFF IN STOCK ONLY! EVERY ITEM MUST BE SOLD! All Drew Brand Shoes in Stock now 20% OFF SPECIAL ORDERS! thru March 10th! Jacksonville, FL 11111 San Jose Blvd. 904-220-1212SAVE $100CALL Today The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Attorneys & Counselors at Law 10151 Deerwood Park Blvd 904-371-3536cameronbakerlaw.com Legal questions answered, form preparation, court appearances & attorney services available Mediation services oered to clients looking to minimize costs The budget numbers ” owing from Tallahassee appear to look very good for public education. The Governors budget and both the House and Senate budgets add a billion plus dollars to funding for Floridas children. However, when the layers of the onion are peeled away, one discovers that the picture is not quite so rosy. Even though there is a large infusion of money, it is basically replacement money from the cuts we received last year, amounting to $1.3 billion. The new money replaces federal stimulus dollars that have expired, money to prop up falling revenue from reduced property values and money to accommodate 31,000 new students to the state next year. At the end of the day, public education ends up with a slight cut, even with the infusion of $1.2 billion. The story in our county mirrors that of the state. When all the reductions statewide are coupled with increasing cost to operate transportation due to rising fuel costs, increased cost of textbooks, an increase in the amount districts have to pay for retirement and opening the new school, our district “ nds itself with an estimated $9 million de“ cit. Thankfully, because of Whats New cont. from pg. 3World Golf Village Toastmasters meets the “ rst and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at First Florida Credit Union (entrance in back of building), located at 1950 County Road 210 West in St. Johns. You are invited to visit the World Golf Village Toastmasters Club. Our members include experienced Toastmasters and those just starting. Together we share the Toastmasters experience in ...a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, where every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills...And have fun doing it.Ž For more information, please visit www.worldgolfvillage.toastmastersclubs.org. One of the best investments you can make in your home is landscaping Unlike other home improvement projects a landscape tends to appreciate with time as opposed to depreciating like a new appliance. Learn to create a landscape design for your home by attending our three session class. You must attend all three sessions for this class to bene“ t you. For each week we build on the previous information and by the end of the third session you can have a completed design. By attending the three classes it also entitles you to a site visit for an evaluation of your plan. The class will be three consecutive Wednesdays, April 4, 11 & 18 9:30noon. The cost of the course is $30.00 and class size is limited to 15 projects. This class will be held at the Wind Mitigation Building 3111 Agriculture Center Drive. To register for the class call the St. Johns County Extension O ce at 209-0430. The next AARP Driver Safety cost cutting in the last few years and the building up of reserves, we have the money to cover the shortfall for next year. However, if the trend continues, our district will need to begin to make some of the more drastic cuts that other counties have utilized in the last few years. The measuring of student achievement is another big adjustment that we, as well as all the other districts, face this year. This fall, the State Board of Education raised the FCAT score necessary to display pro“ ciency at all grade levels. In addition, the new FCAT 2 is a more rigorous test. The higher cut score is especially hurtful in third grade where students are required to be pro“ cient in reading as measured by FCAT 2 to move on to fourth grade and at the 10th grade level where the new cut scores require students to score at the 70 percentile to pass. It should also be recalled that a student must pass the 10th grade FCAT in order to graduate. With the increase in di culty coupled with a higher passing score, we may see school grades drop next year. The State Board is also considering requiring students who are learning English to pass the FCAT the second year that they begin their English studies. Our board regards this as unfair, comparable to expecting an American student to move to Russia and be ” uent enough in Russian to pass a rigorous test in just one year. We as a district are very supportive of accountability for our students. However, the elevated requirements are becoming increasingly unobtainable for a growing number of students. My great fear is that end result will be labeling students who are actually doing well as failing, which may result in higher dropout rates and decreasing graduation rates. We will have to watch closely to see the e ects of these changes in the accountability system. New student registration has begun for St. Johns County Schools. If you know of someone who has children who will be new to our district next year, please encourage them to contact the school to which they will be zoned. If they are not sure which school their children will attend, they can “ nd a tool on the homepage of the district website, www.stjohns.k12.” .us, which will allow them to enter their home address. The resulting search will identify which elementary, middle and high school serves that particular address. It is essential that we identify as closely as possible how many children will attend each school so that we hire the correct number of teachers for each location. As always, thank you for your interest in public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@ stjohns.k12.” .us.HCE Kinder Garden cont. from pg. 1As the seedlings begin to sprout, the excitement of the Kinder GardenersŽ also grows, as exhibited by comments any mother would love to hear„comments such as Were growing cauli” ower. I like it cooked,Ž from Sarah or this one from Kennedy: Im going to have the carrots with ranch dressing.Ž Gaige made one that might just surprise his mom, Spinach is my favorite.Ž Hannah re” ected on the growing watermelons by saying, Maybe we could have a seed spitting contest?Ž Teachers Kruse and Goselin may have hit upon the very magic that moms have been seeking for centuries„the very spell that will get their kids to enjoy the nutritional bounty that Mother Earth provides us all. Program for drivers 50 and older will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. The fee for AARP members is $12; non-members fee is $14. You must attend both days for certi“ cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320. Please join us at Durbin Creek Elementary PTOs fourth annual Golf Classic on April 30 beginning at 1:00 p.m. We are currently looking for sponsors and participants. Participant tickets are $100 each, which includes golf, cart, range balls, on-course beverages, boxed lunch, snacks, a goody bag and post golf appetizers. There will also be a cash bar. There will be proximity prizes and a putting contest as well as on-course games. We will also have ra e drawing and silent auction items. Many sponsor levels are still available from $100 to $3500. If you would like to play or sponsor the DCES Golf Classic, please contact Tim Conlan at 759-3861 or via email at tconlan@auld-white.com or Steve Black at 899-9456 or via email at sblack@stellar.net. The eighth annual Bartram Bash will be held on April 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park, located along State Road 13 in Switzerland. Come out and celebrate William Bartrams Birthday and Earth Day. Free food, crafts, games and more will be available. For more details, please contact Beverly Fleming at 5221573. Save the date for Hickory Creek Elementary School PTOs upcoming fundraising event. Evening of Luck is scheduled for Saturday, March 17 from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. at St. Johns Golf and Country Club. Spend St. Patricks Day trying your luck bidding on a wide variety of donated items and services. The evening will feature great food, live music, a Whats New cont. on pg. 6

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Page 6, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Call us for a free consultation904-854-0410Your family’s future is our only concern. Christopher M. 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 This month I would like to share with you information about an issue we often take for granted ƒ making a call to 9-11 to report an emergency. You should call 9-1-1 to report crimes in progress, or an emergency that is or could become life threatening. Other examples of this are serious medical issues like a heart attack, stroke, seizure, uncontrolled asthma attack, child birth in progress or anything involving serious bodily injury. You should NOT call 9-1-1 to report a burglary or theft that is not in progress or other non-emergency events. For that you will “ nd the various Whats New cont. from pg. 59-1-1non-emergency numbers in the front pages of the phone book or to contact our o ce, call 824-8304, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. In St. Johns County our o ce has been designated to operate the enhanced 9-1-1 system. The enhancedŽ indicates that for all land line calls, the location from where the call is originating is displayed on the dispatchers screen. Most cell phone providers are now sending us the coordinates to help identify the location of mobile calls, but even with this advanced technology there are important procedures the caller can follow to make the response quicker and more e cient. Stay calm. The 9-1-1 dispatcher is well trained to gather from you the information necessary. Answer their questions with brief responses based on the best knowledge you have available. Follow instructions and if there is something you are not clear about or dont understand, ask to have it repeated. Above all stay on the line until the dispatcher tells you to hang up. As soon as your children are old enough to understand, start teaching them how and when to use 9-1-1. Be sure they know their name, address and phone number and situations where they may need to call for help such as “ nding someone who wont wake up and there are no other people around to tell or to ask for help. Practice dialing 9-1-1 with them on a play telephone stressing they need to use a real phone if there is an emergency. Always refer to the emergency number as 9-1-1 and never nine eleven. My o ce o ers youth programs to include 9-1-1 usage for our children. Call our Community Services Youth Programs Deputy at 829-9438 for more information. Another issue regarding 9-1-1 emergency services is for subscribers to Voice Over Internet Protocols. Vonage is the best known of these services. These providers are required to provide their customers with 9-1-1 service and work with us in keeping name and address information for internet connected phones. However if you use this service it is very important you update this information with your provider should you move. Remember in the event of a power outage or internet connection failure your VoIP phone may not work so having a basic land or cell phone as back up is essential. Occasionally the media requests public records of 9-11 recordings of news worthy emergencies. I hope you are as impressed as I am with the professional way in which our dispatchers deal with such tense situations, calm the caller and assist with advice about “ rst aid or other safety issues until “ rst responders arrive. Thanks as always for taking the time to read my monthly column and if you have a suggestion for a future topic or any other issue involving county law enforcement please email me at dshoar@sjso.org. silent and live auction, a 50/50 drawing and a golf challenge. All proceeds from this event will go toward replacing computer hardware that will bene“ t the students and teachers at HCE. Thank you to all the business supporters who have already contributed to this event. Donations are still being accepted until March 1. If you would like to contribute or need additional information about Evening of Luck, please email hcepto05@ yahoo.com. 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. One of the most popular components of the annual Mandarin Art Festival is the Childrens Art Show. Held inside the Mandarin Community Club building both days of the festival, work from as many as 20 public and private elementary and middle schools from both Duval and St. Johns Counties will be on display. Ribbons will be awarded to individual students and overall school submissions. The Mandarin Art Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8 on the grounds of the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Ample free parking will be available at the Mandarin Presbyterian Church on Mandarin Road with shuttle service to the festival. For more information, please visit www.mandarincommunityclub.org. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stayat-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. 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. If you have any questions or would like to get more information to join, please email Jenn at sanmoms@gmail.com, check out our website at http:\\sanmomsclub.weebly.com or drop into our business meeting. The North Florida Daylily Society holds its meetings on the second Sunday of each month at 2:15 p.m. at the Orange Park Library, located at 2054 Plain“ eld Avenue, just o Kingsley Boulevard. Daylily experts provide programs ranging from preparing daylilies for planting to how to prepare daylilies for shows. The club membership includes daylily enthusiasts from the Beaches to Middleburg. Guests are welcome to attend. 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. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Monday, March 12, Tuesday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 27 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. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of every month at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see the website nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773.

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www.thecreekline.com • March 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. 888.410.3789 Voter turnout for the January 31 Presidential Election for the entire county was 44 percent. Voter turnout in NW St. Johns County was higher. Congratulations to the following precincts for the best turnout in the Northwest: 106 Switzerland Community Church: 46.73 percent 109 SJC Fire/Rescue Station: 46.70 percent 103 San Juan Del Rio Church : 46.42 percent 104 Bartram Trail Library: 45.26 percent The public manual audit of ballots cast during the election was conducted on February 13 at 4:00 p.m. Precinct 502 was the randomly selected precinct chosen to be audited. A total of 1070 ballots were hand counted and compared against actual election results. Overall accuracy of the audit was 100 percent, con“ rming the accuracy and reliability of our DS200 ballot tabulators. A report of the countys audit will be “ led with the Division of Elections. Beginning with the January election, Precinct 101 was moved from the Unity Church to the Julington Creek Annex. The Annex is now used both as an early voting site and a voting precinct on election day. We did see some lines periodically throughout the day at the Annex on election day. Oftentimes, Your Vote Counts!By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections, St. Johns Countyupon entering the polling place, voters were redirected to their correct precinct where they were then allowed to vote. An important reminder to all voters: The laws pertaining to voting on election day are different than the laws that provide for early voting. I know many of you are used to voting at the Annex during early voting. The law allows voters to vote at any location during the eight days of early voting; however, on election day, the law requires you to vote in the precinct of your legal residence. Knowing where to vote will be especially important for the August Primary and November General Elections. Some precinct changes will be required due to the new congressional, senate, house, county commission and school board district lines. We have already begun reviewing the new district lines in anticipation of required changes to existing precincts. Once everything is “ nalized, every registered voter in the county will be mailed a new voter information card informing you of your new districts, precinct and polling location for the fall elections. My goal is to get voters where they need to go the “ rst time! Know where to vote before you go. During election time, if you do not have your voter information card, please take a minute to call the o ce at 823-2238 or visit our website at www.votesjc.com. There are useful tools available for your use on the front page. Use the Voter Lookup quick link to check your registration status, verify the address we have on “ le for you and locate your polling place. Use the Where Do I Vote quick link to the precinct locator. Input your address and locate your correct polling place. Taking the time to verify your polling place before you go to vote will save you time and aggravation. Please call any time we can be of assistance. At the Julington Creek Plantation Tennis tournament held January 28 and 29, local resident Austin Van Dyke (left) won the 12 and under boys division. David Burns was the runner-up. Over 25 JCP tennis students participated and six reached the nals and/or won. Happy St. Patricks Day!

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Page 8, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Finding the right doctor just got easier. Baptist Primary Care is pleased to welcome Lara Church, MD, to its Hilden Road practice. Dr. Church is dedicated to your familys health through every stage of life and ready to provide you with a medical home. Services include: € Well visits for adults, adolescents and children € Care for minor injuries € Coordination of care for chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) € Immunizations Same-day appointments Rashmi Schramm, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Lara Church, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Erich Schramm, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine 825-1941Baptist Primary Care Hilden Road 141 Hilden Road Suite 201 Jacksonville, FL 32081 108 Bartram Oaks WalkLocated inside the Spa and Salon at Bartram Walk. 899-1234 www.hairbycarl.com Carl Slack Fall in love with your hair again! Tina P. Fernandez, CPA, PL www.tpfcpa.com 904-287-2195 Over 30 Years Experience Have Con“dence in Your Tax Preparation & Planning. Allow Me to Assist You. Visit www.tpfcpa.com for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation At our January meeting it was decided to forego the idea of a bicycle tour and bike safety event until next year. After discussions with a number of groups, including bicycle clubs and others, it became clear that running a successful bike tour requires elaborate planning and we simply didnt have enough time to do it right. The objective for the bike tour was to promote bike safety and raise funds to help achieve our 2012 goals. We also wanted it to be part of the eighth annual Bartram Bash event and to create more interest in the Bash. The Bartram Bash is now scheduled for April 21 and updates will be made as the date approaches. On February 7, 2012 our award winning DVD video Up from the Roots … Remembering Rural St. Johns CountyŽ was presented to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netCounty Administrator Mike Wanchick saw the video earlier and felt it important for the BCC and television audience to view the historical time-line presented. This time-line is important because many St. Johns County residents (old and new) have no idea of the early history of St. Johns County or the lifestyles of early residents. The commissioners and television viewers gave rave reviews and have led to increased sales of the 10-minute video. Get your personal copy by contacting me at: alabbat@bellsouth.net or visit the website for ordering information. Quantities are limited so I suggest you order ASAP. A teaserŽ clip of the video can be seen on the Scenic Highway website: www.bartramscenichighway.com. The price is $10 with free shipping or $9 if picked up at my home in Fruit Cove. A previously appointed tree planting sub-committee, headed by Claire Fioriti, reported having several meetings over the past few weeks to identify native trees. Trees will be purchased with the $1,000 donated by the Switzerland Garden Club as reported earlier. We should complete this selection soon Beverly Fleming reported on planning for the Bartram Bash coming in April at Alpine Groves Park. Plans are coming together nicely and were looking forward to another great and entertaining event. Mark your calendars … be there or be square.Ž In other updates, a Speakers Bureau to present the William Bartram Scenic Highway story to county residents is being formed and volunteers are needed. The success of our award winning video, website and web based newsletter as well as our Master Plan is giving our work lots of attention and requests for us to speak at various local meetings. If you or your group is interested in having a representative of the Bartram Scenic Highway speak at your next meeting, please contact me. Were also working with the National Scenic Byways (NSB) PEER Advisory Network for a consultantŽ to advise the management council on a variety of topics … “ nance, fundraising and organization. Well soon know that we qualify for an advisor to assist in our longer term planning. A successful e ort helps move us closer to ful“ lling our Master Plan. Were becoming big timeŽ in the Northwest community and we invite you to be part of our winning team. For more details send me an email at your convenience. We are a non-profit organization; for more details, please call Al Abbatiello at 2875577. Sign up for our newsletter at www.bartramscenichighway. com. Our next meeting is March 9 at the County Annex on Flora Branch Boulevard.onagle, who both re” ected on how Christs Cupboard provides a great outlet for the Girl Scouts to experience the warm reward realized by helping the community through service. Gina Cabral, owner of Curves of Fruit Cove and sta members Mary Ann Edger and Linda Feist also joined in the meal. The Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council 12664 of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church was represented. The council donates monthly to the food bank through its Knights HarvestŽ and Brothers BOGOŽ missions. Helping Hands was represented by Janet Shaver and Jackie Valyou. Beth Calhoun was also there representing JCP CARES and Helping Hands. Nancy Rushton and Mary Warner from Mandarin United Methodist Church represented the Change the World Project of the church which provides donations to the pantry. Geneva Presbyterian Church was represented by Sue Allalemdjian who personally delivers food each week to the food bank. Sue Fischer, who brings leftovers from the Publix bakery to the food bank, was joined by her husband George Fischer. Volunteers at the pantry also joined in the meal including Bob and Jean Koontz, Joe and Marlene Reinders, Bill Hopper and Ted Landgraf. Landgraf, who is a selfsponsor, says, They just tell me what they need and I go get it.Ž Christs Cupboard began in March 2008 helping those in need, when the social ministry of Celebration Lutheran Church recognized a need in the community. They decided to put the statement Sharing the Love of Christ by Word and DeedŽ into practice. Thus Christs Cupboard Community Food Bank opened its doors to those who are in need. Celebration Lutheran Church Pastor Jason Lane re” ected to the donors, We rejoice in the work of Christs Cupboard. Here we see good at work caring for those in need and proclaiming the love of God in the person.Ž It is a testament to our community to see so many volunteers and organizations across denominations helping Christs Cupboard Community Food Bank. The food bank is located at Celebration Lutheran Church at 810 Roberts Road. Just look for the little black and white sign on the mailbox along Roberts Road simply announcing Food Bank Open.ŽChrists Cupboard cont. from pg. 1

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Whether you are interested in more effective professional products or treatments to help you conquer your problem areas, let the experts at PVPS guide you on a path driven by results! We also offer spa skincare treatments and more aggressive peel series. Please contact our oce today to schedule your complimentary skincare analysis. Mention this ad and receive 15% OFF your next skincare product purchase on the day of your consultation. DISCOUNT CODE: NE This oer cannot be combined with any otherdiscount or coupon. Non transferable. No cash value. Make up and prescription purchases are non refundable. Limit one per person. Expires June 1, 2012. Like us on Facebook! (904) 273.6200 www.pvps.com SIX LOCATIONS : Ponte Vedra Beach | Southside | Amelia Island | Riverside | Mandarin | St. Augustine If you think some Community Development Districts (CDDs) act like a small to medium-sized municipality in Florida, you may be right. CDDs, originally intended as a way for real estate developers to pay for basic infrastructure such as roads, sewer systems and a community swimming pool have blossomed into ongoing business concerns instead of the original intention of benign organizations which would eventually pay o bond debt used to build the original infrastructure. St. Johns Countys Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District has an employee count which makes many small town governments envious. In addition to the basic infrastructure, Julington Creek Plantation CDD also operates among other things recreational and sports facilities, “ tness and instructional classes, childcare services and a caf. A structure similar to a municipal government has been created, with an elected board of directors acting as a town council, complete with the authority to levy mandatory fees in place of taxes. All fees levied are in addition to mandatory county property taxes. A general manager serves as head of the day-to-day operations. Julington Creek Plantation has 6,000 residences and the largest annual fee collection of all community development districts in St. Johns County. The “ ve members of the board of directors, which are elected in staggered terms, each serve for four years. Two members, Kathy Minnis in Seat Two and Brad Nelson, in Seat Five, are up for re-election this November during the presidential general election.Seventh of a seriesSome CDDs are more like a municipal government than an infrastructure entityBy J. Bruce RichardsonBased on a published organization chart obtained by The CreekLine and dated January 30, 2012, Julington Creek Plantation CDD has 25 “ lled management or assistant manager paid positions, backed up by an o -season sta of 117, for a total employee count of 142. During warm weather summer months, the sta regularly grows to over 150 employees. As with many employers, Julington Creek Plantation CDD o ers a full range of bene“ ts to full time employees, such as vacation pay, health insurance and retirement bene“ ts. Employees are also eligible for bonuses. In addition to this sta is an outside Paychex Human Resource Specialist and a district manager from Government Management Services, a company which specializes in CDD management and related services and has an ongoing contract with Julington Creek Plantation CDD. Julington Creek Plantation CDD also employs the services of other outside contractors such as accountants, auditors and attorneys as needed or required. Annually, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District collects in excess of $5.4 million per year in a combination of residential and commercial fees. These are fees which are paid on top of county property taxes. Additionally, Julington Creek Plantation residents pay homeowners association fees. Sta salaries have risen dramatically every year since 2006 and continued rising through the Great Recession as salaries in other companies and government organizations were either frozen in place or reduced or employees were laid o During this same period of time, the single family homeowner Julington Creek Plantation CDD annual assessment went from $488.90 in 2006 to $679.82 in 2007, to $765.36 in 2008 and “ nally to $829.69 in 2011. Ultimately, job descriptions, salary levels and bonus levels are put before and approved by the Julington Creek Plantation CDD elected board of “ ve directors. Here is a listing of senior position salaries and the changes since 2006: € General manager: 2006, $45,000; 2011, $96,250 € Administrator: 2006, $25,000; 2011, $50,000 € Administration Assistant: 2006, $18,720; 2011, $34,500 € Childwatch director: 2006, vacant; 2007, $33,000; 2011, $35,535 € Aquatics director: 2006, $29,000; 2011, $37,500 € Fitness director: 2006, vacant; 2007, $33,000; 2011, $41,200 € Food and beverage manager: 2006, vacant; 2007, $40,000; 2011, $30,000 € Special events: 2006, vacant; 2008, $45,000; 2011, $45,000 € Front desk: 2006, vacant, 2008, $35,000; 2011, $35,887 € Property manager: 2006, vacant; 2007, $57,000; 2011, $60,476 € Housekeeping manager: 2006, vacant; 2008, $37,440; 2011, $38,563 € Sports Plex manager: 2006, vacant; 2007, $30,000; 2011, $30,000 € Swim team head coach: 2006, vacant; 2008, $55,000; 2011, $56,650 € Tennis director: 2006, vacant, 2008, Base $32,000 plus commission; 2011, Base $32,000 plus commission Hourly employee wages run from $7.75 per hour for novice lifeguards up to $25 per hour for “ tness instructors. Pool deck servers make as little as $4 per hour as a base salary, plus tips, as is a common arrangement for food servers. Typically, many hourly employees make wages in the $8 per hour to $13.50 per hour range at Julington Creek Plantation CDD. Twelve employees have relatives who are also employees. A total of $24,800 in annual bonuses was awarded to employees for the most recent full work year. Full time salaried employees, including department managers, professional coaching and instructors, received $11,200 in bonuses. One administration employee received $1,600, one front desk employee $1,600, one child watch employee $1,600, two swim team employees a total of $3,200, one property employee $1,600 and one tennis employee, $1,600. One “ tness employee received a bonus of $1,400, one aquatics employee $1,400, one housekeeping employee $1,400 and one Sports Plex employee $1,400. There was a total of $16,800 in bonuses awarded to department managers, professional coaching sta and instructors. The remaining $8,000 in bonuses was divided between other full time employees. Criteria for receiving bonuses included performance exceeded the requirements of the job in all major areas. Signi“ cant work above and beyond the responsibilities was achievedŽ for the top group, performance exceeded the requirements of the job in several important areasŽ for the second group and achieved job requirements in all major areasŽ for the bottom group of employees. As of press time for The CreekLine the Julington Creek Plantation CDD elected board of directors was set to discuss salary increases and a bonus structure for the coming year in late February. Elected board members of the Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District are: € Sam Lansdale, Seat 1, elected in 2010, up for re-election in 2014, can be reached at slansdale@jcpcdd.org, 904509-4902 € Kathy Minnis, Seat 2, elected in 2008, up for re-election in 2012, can be reached at kminnis@jcpcdd.org, 904287-1376 € Nina Kannatt-Gapinski, Seat 3, elected in 2010, up for re-election in 2014, can be reached at nkannatt@jcpcdd. org, no telephone number provided € Catherine Klein, Seat 4, elected in 2010, up for re-election in 2014, can be reached at cklein@jcpcdd.org, 904-8213657 € Brad Nelson, Seat 5, elected CDD series cont. on pg 12

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Page 10, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com 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 www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md 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 Marion’s of Mandarin904-262-99819735-2 Old St. Augustine Road(next to Hala Caf)Private setting for all customers. Wig maintenance, products, hats and accessories. Get a new look for Spring! Wig BoutiquePeggy Hawkins, Owner Spring Special -All in stock wigs 20% off. Dear Editor, I would like to comment on the JCP CDD Chairpersons report from the last issue. She makes a statement about this being a year to celebrate, since the revenue exceeded projections by over $200,000 this year. I would agree, if this was something unusual. However, if you review previous years, the CDD has huge revenue and expense overages each year, averaging about $250,000 a year for the last seven years. I would argue the CDD does not make or save $250,000 in any year. Each year One of the many problems facing caregivers for the elderly and disabled is stress. This is the “ rst generation where parents and loved ones are living longer and reversing the roles of who takes care of whom. With this role change comes not only the stress of dealing with aging issues, such as living arrangements and its excessive costs, but also the “ nancial responsibility of seeing that loved ones are cared for in this economic environment. The cost of long term care can be burdensome if a person does not have long term care insurance or other “ nancial means. The best way to reduce this stress is by preplanning. For example, a loved one Letter to the Editorthe CDD uses the previous years budget numbers as a starting point in the budget cycle rather than the actual numbers and each year the budget includes approximately $250,000 in overages. I believe the current process hurts the tax payers by tying up money unnecessarily and if we could just eliminate the continual budget overages, we could reduce assessments by about 6 percent in the next “ scal year. Signed, Sam Lansdale, JCP CDD SupervisorPreplanning for long term care for the elderly and disabled: The ultimate stress reducer for caregiversBy Contributing Writer Robert M. Morgan, Attorney at Law, Robert M. Morgan and Associates, P.A.diagnosed with dementia or who su ers from a severe heath condition, such as a heart attack or stroke, could pay thousands of dollars in legal costs and have to endure multiple court hearings just to get the a airs in order if they or their family have not simply preplanned. Without proper preplanning, the stress of simple bank transactions can seem impossible and overwhelming. Setting up the proper paperwork in advance, such as the examples below, ease the burden of assisting this person with “ nancial transactions, helps in obtaining health care for substantially less and will reduce a courts involvement in ones a airs. The most important document to have in advance is the Durable Power of Attorney (POA). The POA law was recently revised in October 2011. This means for those with POAs predating this change, updating the POA (or just obtaining one) is imperative. One of the main bene“ ts to having a POA is keeping ones a airs out of court. Next is the Health Care Surrogate Designation. This allows a caregiver to make health care decisions for another. It is very important this document contain language incorporating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) wording. A huge stress reliever for the caregiver is a revocable trust agreement. These are also called Living Trusts.Ž This document not only helps to keep a persons a airs out of court but also can prevent the need for probate upon the death of the elderly or disabled. Trusts can allow caregivers the ” exibility to plan for government bene“ ts if it is determined they may be necessary, now or in the future. Another document is a Personal Services Contract Agreement (PSC) entered into between the elderly or disabled person and the caregiver. The PSC permits a caregiver to be compensated for providing care giving services. This is very important if the caregiver wants to consider being paid and the person being cared for is still able to obtain government bene“ ts. An option for caregivers still wanting to pursue long term care planning without the need to purchase insurance is to utilize a Five Year Trust plan. This plan allows a person to transfer their property into trust and still obtain social security bene“ ts, including those for long term care, without incurring a penalty or being disquali“ ed for public bene“ ts. This plan also provides long term income tax bene“ ts for the family. Preplanning is less expensive for the elder, disabled and caregiver in the long run; it allows for more ” exibility and options in obtaining long term care bene“ ts. The alternative to preplanning is waiting for a crisis situation. In my opinion, the best way to reduce stress for both the caregiver and the elderly or disabled is to preplan to prevent making these di cult decisions when a crisis occurs. 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www.thecreekline.com • March 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 11 Dr. Gus J. Gari D.D.S. To Schedule an appointment call287-0033 Spring CleaningDo you ever wonder why your dental oce needs x-rays or an exam with your cleaning? All procedures performed at your routine dental visit are equally important. To ensure proper preventative care you should expect to have an exam, x-rays, a periodontal probing and cl ean the plaque & tartar o your teeth.. When you go for your cleaning make sure to update your medical history. Many health issues are directly related to your teeth, gums or mouth. Many medications aect saliva production and can cause dryness in the mouth which lowers the ph and makes your teeth prone to decay. Another important step are taking x-rays at least once a year. X-rays can help detect decay or fractures in your teeth that are not visible by the naked eye. This helps prevents future problems such as root canals or extractions. A crucial part of your dental check up is periodontal probing or measuring of bone level. The adequate bone level for a healthy gum should be 1-3 mm pockets anything deeper than that can mean bacteria has grown beneath the gum. Bacteria destroys the gum tissue and bone surrounding your teeth. There is treatment for the infection or gum disease depending on the level of the disease. Later you will get the plaque and tartar scraped by scaling your teeth. Plaque and tartar left on teeth can cause gum disease. Then your teeth will be polished with an abrasive paste that removes stain and massages your gum. You will nish with ossing and reminded of areas that need better attention. Finally your dentist will give you a thorough exam checking for decay or problems in any teeth as well as oral cancer screening. All this information will determine if any treatment is needed. The procedures performed at your dental visit are considered preventative measures to ensure optimum oral health. 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 As the “health care bill” now stands, a 3.8% Medicare Surtax will come into play in 2013, if no change is made. This MEDICARE SURTAX is on UNEARNED INCOME for taxpayers with MODIFIED ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME (MAGI) in excess of $200,000 for single and $250,000 for married. The tax is imposed on or the excess of MAGI over the thresholds. For more information as to how it will affect you, please contact us for an appointment. Feeling the winter doldrums? Look again at what is close to home and a ordable at the Julington Creek Plantation CDD recreation facilities. We all want the best value for our dollar and “ nancial pressures make it hard to prioritize a community perspective. But Julington Creek Plantation is quite special and o ers so much. Look around and youll “ nd a habitŽ of excellence in our community; this is a great place to live, work and play. The JCP CDD o ers excellent recreation opportunities that add value to homeownership here. Local businesses, charitable agencies and schools o er excellence. The resulting lifestyle has wide appeal because our community has a habit of excellence. The JCP CDD does more than just recreation, but we do recreation very well. When you come to board meetings you will hear meaningful local governance and sound management. I encourage everyone to consider di erent views represented on the board and avoid in” ammatory characterizations. Excellence in local governance includes debate and disagreement, but without respect and compromise it can lead to ugly characterizations and divisive statements. The CDD board should continue to pursue its goal of excellence and responsible action. Each CDD supervisor is dedicated to “ scal integrity. We o er high quality amenities at a reasonable cost and our CDD managers are skilled and conscientious. Resident input and utilization guide board decisions and our friendly, talented sta are the heartŽ of our community center. The board The Pacetti Bay Middle School PTSO has a busy March planned. There are several opportunities for students, families and the community to enjoy what PTSO has to o er this spring. The PTSO spring dance will be held on March 16. It is always a fun-“ lled event for the students and a great opportunity for parents to get involved. Please contact the PTSO if you would like help out. A new fundraiser to PBMS, the Enjoy the City book, will kicko March 9. This $20 book contains coupons for St. Augustine and Jacksonville area grocery stores, restaurants, outing destinations and other businesses that can provide you with signi“ cant savings. Students will be taking orders through March 23 and books will be available for immediate delivery. Evening of the Arts will be held on March 27. This event is an opportunity for the community to hear choral and instrumental music and view artwork created by area students. An on-hands arts and crafts area will be open and refreshments and spirit wear will be available. The book fair will also be open that evening. The Enjoy the City fundraiser books will be available as well. It will be a special activity-“ lled night, so please join us! If you didnt get a chance to join PTSO, its not too late. PBMS PTSO steps into spring By Contributing Writer Sharon Davis, Corresponding Secretary, PBMS PTSOMembership applications are accepted at any time. Membership is $15 per family and includes a copy of the school directory. Meetings are held the “ rst Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the PBMS Media Center. All are welcome. More information can be found at www-pbm.stjohns.k12.” .us/ ptso/. Students are excited this year about being allowed to carry their books and school supplies in cinch bags between classes. PTSO is helping the kids to stay organized by o ering for sale both green and blue cinch bags, so kids can pack items needed for green day and blue day separately. Bags are $7 and can be purchased by completing the spirit wear form available at www-pbm.stjohns. k12.” .us/ and sending it to school with the student. PTSO is grateful for the support of the community as we work to raise funds to support programs at PBMS. If you own a business and are interested in partnering with the PTSO or are an individual with fundraising ideas, please contact Debbie Adams at dadams2@att.net.JCP CDD : A Supervisors ReportBy Contributing Writer Cathy Klein, JCP CDD Supervisorsupervises your investment in top-notch recreation facilities, programs and sta and our community bene“ ts as a whole. We o er enough variety that no one participates in everything, but together we try to provide something for all that is a ordable and close to home. Exhibit A. shows the $830 single-family home CDD assessment allocation. My household doesnt use Child Watch or the SportsPlex, but I approved $11 this year to keep them for families who do. The FY 2012 assessment is the same as the previous year amount; allocating our budget is debated each year. Before the Recreation Center opened in 2008, recall that we had very limited facilities and no prospect that the county would build more in our area. Your CDD “ lled that void by building the Recreation Center and its excellence distinguishes us from other residential developments. JCP CDD landowners bene“ t from the value of what JCP CDD report cont. on pg. 12 The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com sales @thecreekline.com

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Dr. Thomas Lahmann Chiropractic PhysicianHumana Beech Street A Proud Participating Provider for Aetna and Blue Cross / Blue Shield United Insurance Plans Accepts All Auto Insurance Julington Creek Chiropractic & Wellness Center P.A.SpineMedTM Spinal Disc DecompressionA Safe and Pain-Free Procedure Designed for Back & Neck pain Non-Surgical, Drug Free Procedures for: The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will hold their March meeting on Tuesday, March 13 at the Ramada Inn at the junction of Interstate 295 and San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin beginning at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is open to everyone. We invite you to join us for breakfast and an informative program by Beverly Fleming, St. Johns County Naturalist. We will also be collecting gifts for our baby shower to bene“ t The Divine Mercy House, a Christian maternity home for single women facing unexpected pregnancies. Some of the items on their wish list include baby clothing, baby blankets, diapers/wipes, maternity clothing and many other ideas which can be viewed on their website (www.divinemercyhouse.org/ item-wish-list/).Construction on our Guatemala Healthy Schools project has been completed and we are working with our partner, the Rotary Club of Antigua, Guatemala to implement the training portion of the project. This is basically having a health class curriculum to teach kids healthy habits. The project has made improvements in 30 schools, affecting over 5,000 students this year. Due to security concerns in Guatemala, we have to postpone the next phase of this program until the situation improves. However, the opportunity to fund construction of a community water system in Honduras has come along to take its place this year. We are partnering with several other organizations to fund this $14,000 project. Details of the project are as follows: The border region of Nahuaterique has been a part of Honduras since 1992. Before then, it was part of El Salvador and was caught in the crosshairs of a border dispute for over 12 years. The community of El Granadillo already has part of their system CDD series cont. from pg. 9in 2008, up for re-election in 2012, can be reached at bnelson@jcpcdd.org, 904448-0024 Information provided by the St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections o ce. Kathy Minnis in Seat Two and Brad Nelson in Seat Four are both up for re-election during the presidential general election this November. The qualifying period for becoming an o cial candidate is from 12:00 noon on June 4, 2012 through 12:00 noon on June 8, 2012. Qualifying papers are accepted by the St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections beginning May 21, 2012. There is a ” at $25 qualifying fee to be placed on the non-partisan ballot. Complete information can be found at www.votesjc.com.J. 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.Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club announces informative March meetingThe breakfast bu et on March 13 will be served for $12 a person. A check must be mailed by Wednesday, March 7 to secure your reservation. Please call Fran Albert at 2306010 for more information. The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn. 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, pleases contact Vice President of Membership Ellen Brenner at 230-2676 or email her at ebbjc@bellsouth.net. Rotary Club of Bartram Trail updateBy Contributing Writer Jamie Mackeybuilt. The existing spring box will be improved and piped to homes. Pilas (a triple sink, usually located outside) and latrines will be constructed in each home that does not yet have these essential sanitation components. By implementing this project, over 300 people in 55 households will receive running water to their homes, have a proper place to store it and will have a way to dispose of their waste without contaminating their water. Helping a community obtain potable water and build latrines is of course helpful, but the education and continued support provided after the project is built is essential for its success. ADEC, our non-governmental organization (NGO) partner, will provide full training in the use of the “ lters and combined systems, as well as circuit rider for who will make at least four visits a year to make sure the systems are functioning properly and that the community is utilizing their new infrastructure correctly. The circuit rider program is what makes ADEC the di erent from other NGOs, forming habits that may take a few months or years to take root, but will last long after. Closer to home we have several volunteer items on the agenda. We partnered with the Rotary Club of Mandarin for a day of painting and cleanup at the Mandarin Food Bank on February 11. We will be helping out JCP CARES with Dog Day Afternoon again in March. We will also be providing dinner to migrant workers in Hastings in April. If you saw a ” ag in your neighbors yard on Presidents Day, we can get you one too. They are part of our ongoing ” ag project where you can get a ” ag installed in your yard six holidays a year for only $30. An order form and more information is available on our website at www.bartramtrailrotary.org. The club meets every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. Visitors are welcome. Please visit our website or contact club President Frank Gwaltney at 803-9850 for more information about Rotary and our club.JCP CDD report cont. from pg. 11 is provided even if they do not use CDD facilities. As CDD residents, please choose to use what we o er and enjoy the bene“ t of what your assessments have created for us all. We o er summer camps, classes and lessons that supplement the annual assessment with user fees designed to be a ordable. While onsite, the Creekside Caf provides TVs, WiFi and refreshments. Learn about something of interest to you at www. jcpcdd.org. Be a leader in your community. Two JCP CDD Board of Supervisor seats will be elected on November 6, 2012, so consider becoming a candidate. Contact Jim Oliver at joliver@ govmgtsvc.com to learn more. Resident input is important at monthly meetings, by email and on speci“ c projects where you may have expertise to o er. Please attend our budget workshop on March 26. Questions or comments? Please write to me at cklein@jcpcdd.org.

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Page 14, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com (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 Carlton WilderFine Art Prints Two for the price of one! $100.00 904-522-1412 www.carltonwilder.com email: wilderart@comcast.net Vicky Du er Watkins, a St. Johns resident, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 28 years ago. Just 16 years ago, she decided to participate in Walk MS Jacksonville for the “ rst time. Since then, she has raised thousands of dollars for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter, a non-pro“ t that provides programs and The Hickory Creek Elementary School PTO held its fourth annual Chili Cook-O and Star Gazing event on Thursday Hickory Creek Elementary PTO hosts Chili Cook O and Star GazingContributed by Laurie Argott HCE Principal Dr. Paul Goricki, Debi Reich ( rst place winner) and Sharmain Powell, PTO president.February 16. More than a dozen chili chefs prepared their favorite variations of delicious chili recipes while the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society provided the equipment and expertise necessary to explore the broad night sky. The tasty chili and the twinkling night sky accounted for many memories of a fun event for families and faculty of Hickory Creek Elementary. Thank you to all of our participants and congratulations to our Chili Cook-O winners: First Place: Debi Reich Second Place: Lavern Love Third Place: Janet Smith Peoples Choice Award: Janet SmithLongtime local Walk MS fundraiser participates to create a world free of MS services to the 18,000 people a ected by MS in the North Florida area and drives research for a cure. For the “ rst 10 years, Watkins was happy to raise $100 per year. Then she caught the fundraising bug, she said. For the past seven years Watkins has been a Walk MS High Roller, an individual fundraiser who raises $500 or more. Watkins has raised hundreds more than that minimum each year for almost a decade to help drive research toward a cure for the disease that caused her to retire and use personal care assistance. I collect money so the Society can do what they need to do for the people that are a ected by MS,Ž said Watkins. I want to show people that I never give up.Ž Watkins said that people should come to Walk MS to see the face of MSŽ and how donations to the Society impact people a ected by MS. North Florida residents have six opportunities to do just that. The North Florida Chapter will host six Walk MS fundraisers„the rallying point of the MS movement and one the chapters main annual fundraisers„in North Florida from March through April, 2012. Walk MS draws hundreds of people from the North Florida area to enjoy festivities, food, music, contests and games with the purpose of creating awareness about multiple sclerosis and raising funds together toward a world free of MS. Funds raised from each Walk MS event will bene“ t the National MS Society, North Florida Chapters programs and services and drive research to toward treatment and a cure for multiple sclerosis. In 2011, the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter raised $225,000 through Walk MS. This year, the Society hopes to raise $245,000 toward a world free of MS. Research funds advance the treatment for MS, such as the “ rst oral therapy for MS that was approved by the FDA in 2010. Registration and participation are free and those interested in participating or volunteering can register at WalkMS.org or call 332-6810. Local Walk MS locations and dates: March 31, 2012: Orange Park Kennel Club (Festivities, 9:00 a.m./Walk, 10:00 a.m. in Orange Park) April 14, 2012: A. Philip Randolph Blvd. (Festivities 8:00 a.m./Walk 10:00 a.m. in Jacksonville); R.B. Hunt Elementary (Festivities 4:00 p.m./Walk 5:00 p.m. in St. Augustine) Walk MS Team Faith Baptist Church of Mandarin with Ary Laboy, Vicky Duffer Watkins and Bear (front row); Steven Canova, Pastor Andy Pietrylo, Christine Johnson (back row) The Bears U8 3v3 soccer team won the Ponte Vedra tournament over the weekend of February 11 and 12, scoring 55 goals and only allowing eight while they won all ve games they played. The team was also victorious at the Clay County 3v3 tournament the weekend of January 7 and 8. All team members play for Creeks Athletic Association in the Academy Program. Congratulations to Brenna Robinson, Julia Daley, Ashley Allen, Kyndall Brown, Emily Toenjes, Avery Williams and Coach Kevin Brown Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!287-4913sales@thecreekline.com Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, March 19 7 pmThis month is “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks. All are welcome to join in the discussion!

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Oglesby, D.V.M.Constanze Goricki, Dr.med.vet287-5570M-F – 8 AM 6 PM Sat 8 AM Noon Greenbriar Animal Hospital We Celebrate The HumanPet Bond ITS HERE!THE K LASER!FINALL Y PAIN FREE ...DRUG FREE THERAP Y R eintro duc e Y o u r P et T o Ac ti v it y! Join St. Joseph Academy for a wee bit o fun at its Annual Dinner Auction, to be held on Saturday, March 17. The much anticipated annual event will feature a wonderful assortment of themed baskets including gardening, pampered pets, baby and wine and gourmet foods. Amazing golf getaway packages, an iPad, Kindle Fire, sports memorabilia and relaxing vacation destinations are just a few of the highlights for this years auction. The SJA St. Patricks Day Annual Dinner Auction will have Irish eyes smiling as the evening begins with a delicious meal provided by Carrabbas Last year, in her junior year, Creekside student Lauren McCarthy decided to take her love for science to the next level. After weeks of discussion and planning, the Science National Honor Society was brought to Creekside. McCarthy got the idea from the wildly successful Hispanic National Honor Society which is the largest organization at Creekside and thought New scienti c honor society takes hold at CHSFirst science fair attracts 64 projectsBy Grant Piper, CHS Studentthat science should have its own honor society as well. Today, SNHS has a sizable group of participants dedicated to science and to learning. McCarthy currently sits as president of the club for her senior year with a full contingent of o cers and a teacher sponsor to ensure that the club is a lasting organization for the future of the school after she has graduated in June. The main requirements for being in SNHS include taking at least one AP science course, maintaining a certain GPA and participating in a yearly science fair event. The idea for an annual science fair to show o the accomplishments and goals of SNHS was thought up by Amy Eardley who is the academic sponsor of the club. Through Eardleys hard work and collaboration with McCarthy, they made their idea a reality. On December 8, the students of SNHS turned out to host the “ rst ever SNHS sponsored science fair at CHS. The turnout was incredible. There were 64 projects submitted for judging in total with 85 students involved competing in two separate categories: Physical and Biological/Behavioral Science. After a morning of judging, three projects from each category were placed and honorable mentions were distributed where needed. The results were as follows: Physical Sciences category: Honorable Mention: David Klein with his project Quality Assurance Using Gafchromatic FilmŽ Third Place: Joey Andreola, Adrienne Lim, and Brianna Casey with their project The Wonderful World of Wi-FiŽ Second Place: Christopher Barrington with his project The Strength of GluesŽ First Place: Mitchell Baxendale, Michael Claudio and Kirk Kathe with their project The Sweet Spot ExperimentŽ Biological/Behavioral Sciences category: Honorable Mention: Rachel Paul with her project The E ect of Music on Shortterm MemoryŽ Third Place: Matt Jorgensen with his project The E ect of Color on PulseŽ and Lauren McCarthy and Alexandra Giordano with their project Age vs. Sight vs. AppealŽ Second Place: Caitlyn Owens with her project Filtering the St. Johns RiverŽ First Place: Raphael Saint-Louis with his project Bacteria and TemperatureŽ Whoever placed in the school science fair moved on to the county science fair which was held on February 1 at St. Johns Technical College. The projects that place in the county fair move onto the state fair which is held in April. Out of the Creekside projects, Christopher Barrington placed second in the county fair securing him a spot in the state fair come April. Barrington placed second in the school fair and placed second in the county fair as well. The science fairs were a smashing success and sent Creeksides “ rst student to a state science fair. A lasting program was truly forged by Lauren McCarthy with the Creekside chapter of Science National Honor Society and her work has already changed Creekside forever. St. Patricks Day annual dinner auction announcedItalian Grill, followed by silent and live auctions highlighting hundreds of items from businesses and individuals within the local community. St. Pattys Preview Hour starts at 5:00 p.m. with dinner following at 6:00 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7:15 p.m. at St. Joseph Academy, located at 155 State Road 207 in St. Augustine. For donations, reservations and ticket information please contact St. Joseph Academy at 824-0431 x 307 or email at development@sjaweb.org. Seating is limited so make your reservations early for this exciting evening. International Affairs Discussion Group and Book Club Tues, March 13  6:30 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibraryThis month’s discussion will be moderated by Joseph Warner, retired U.S. diplomat and adjunct professor of Geography and International Relations. A reading list of suggested books and articles will be available in time to prepare for the discussions. The topic for this month’s discussion: “The Arab Spring.”

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Are you looking for your Stylist? .....Here she is!We look forward to giving you Panache!Front row: Mariko DeMeyer, Megan Montgomery, Lindsey Bick, 904-209-13202758 Racetrack Road Publix Plantation Plaza Tues … Fri 9-8 & Sat 9-7$10 Off Any style or serviceexpires 4/10/12 Dr. Lawrence Levine of Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons will be presenting a lecture titled, The View on Maintaining Excellent Lifelong Vision.Ž The presentation will be held on Thursday, March 8, at the Thrasher-Horne Center located at 283 College Drive in Orange Park. A light bu et will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the lecture is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Registration is required and attendance is $5 per person. To register, please call 800-8893627. For additional information, please contact Jill Buie at Orange Park Medical Center at 213-2601. Clay Eye Physicians and When Dave Marshall enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18, little did he realize that he would later become a Naval Aviator, serve in Desert Storm and retire after 23 years. I thought I would be in for a few years and get out,Ž he mused. I had no idea that ” ying would be part of my DNA. It just never entered my mind. I even had less idea that I would someday own a Foot Solutions Store and become a Board Certi“ ed Pedorthist. We started the store in 2007 as a Foot Solutions franchise and have been going literally 100 miles per hour since.Ž Life moves in peculiar ways. A San Francisco native, Marshall became a commercial pilot for Jet Blue after retiring from the Navy. Being based out of New York has made running the store a challenge, time wise. I would literally return from a ” ying stint and would have to be right back in the store, often with little sleep,Ž he explained. For that and other reasons, Marshall has decided to close the store, located on State Road 13 in Fruit Cove, e ective March 24 and liquidate all remaining inventory. I found I had little time to spend with my wife and daughter and closing will allow us to literally get our life back.Ž Still, closing will not be easy. The store has made many friends and has a loyal cadre of customers. Many long time customers were stunned to learn of the closing. One loyal patron said he did not know where he would get his shoes after the store closed, but that he had never received better customer service anywhere in all of his 70 years. The Quitting Business Sale started February 23 and features a prize contest with a large ” at On March 19, President Bill Clinton will visit the Saint Augustine Amphitheatre to discuss the current state of global a airs and promote the William J. Clinton Foundation. In an e ort to encourage community involvement and youth empathy, 13 students will be given the opportunity to meet and speak with the former President of the United States. Hundreds of students from St. Johns County High schools participated in the Leaders of the Future essay contest by writing about global awareness and leadership skills. Ten “ nalists from each school received tickets to the Clinton event and two students from each school were selected for a meet and greet with the former president. Clintons foundation works to “ ght disease, support sustainability and improve the lives of millions of impoverished men, women and children around the world. Clintons work has helped extend educational opportunities to thousands of people and promotes long-lasting economic growth worldwide. The organizations mission includes the improvement of global health and nutrition, the development of world economies through CHS HappeningsLeaders of the future meet with President Bill ClintonBy Rachel Buff, CHS Studentmicro-“ nancing and the protection of the environment. To implement its goals, the Clinton Foundation works on almost every continent and has developed speci“ c initiativesŽ designed to achieve measurable success. The Clinton Climate Initiative has worked to reduce pollution and gas emissions in large cities across the globe. The Clinton Development Initiative aids farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. The Clinton Alliance for a Healthier Generation helps combat childhood obesity. The chance to sit down with such an in” uential individual will be an incredible learning experience that will impact the winners for the rest of their lives. The Clinton Foundation transforms ideas into action.Ž St. Johns County leaders of the futureŽ will be inspired and motivated to develop creative and innovative ideas that will change the world. The Creekside “ nalists for the essay contest were Connor Bradley, David Bonaro, Rachel Bu Megan Cromwell, Ashlee Jamerson, Kirk Kathe, Samir Shah, Gage Preston, Monica Williams and Paige Zyserman. Congratulations to the Creekside winners, Ashlee Jamerson and Rachel Bu who will have the opportunity to speak with President Bill Clinton. To learn more about the William J. Clinton Foundation, visit www.clintonfoundation.org.Vision lecture scheduledSurgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, LASIK surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons was established in 1977 and is an eight physician group. They currently have of“ ces in Orange Park, Fleming Island and Mandarin. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Local store owner makes bittersweet decision screen HD television as the “ rst prize and nine additional prizes. Marshall urges all his customers and friends to come in and register. We bought these prizes for our customers to compete for as a thank you for their patronage and loyalty,Ž he shared. The store specializes in custom “ tting to solve foot problems and issues. Their motto is When your feet feel good, you feel good.Ž The shop will continue to accept special orders through March 12. After that, all remaining in-store shoe inventory and store “ xtures will be sold down; however, it is suggested that you shop sooner rather than later for best selection. The store does Medicare billing for diabetic patients and it also utilizes TriCare. Look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine.Congratulations to Nease track and cross country athlete Mac Reynolds, who signed a Letter of Intent with the University of Florida Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certi“ed Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D. Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078

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Page 18, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com APPOINTMENT 904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COM CALL OR VISITUS ONLINE TO ANSCHEDULE San Jose Blvd. SR 13Bartram Walk Race Track RoadLOCATED ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 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 Darien Brianna Garren, a “ fth grade student at Julington Creek Elementary, was awarded the Scholarship Queen title 2012 Miss Heart of the USA. Garren is the daughter of local barber Dena Garren at Mr. Rays. She will enjoy a fun-“ lled year of making appearances and being involved in her community on behalf of the Miss Heart of the USA Organization. Look for her in events in your local area and be sure to congratulate her on her accomplishment. She raised over 800 nonperishable items to donate to a food bank. The Miss Heart of the USA pageant strives to provide our contestants with the opportunity to have fun, establish lasting friendships, build con“ dence and self-esteem, all while encouraging them to get involved with organizations in their communities that bene“ t those in need. Miss Heart of the USA Queens are involved at the local level with many charitable organizations. Garren will be representing St. Johns County at the 2012 North Florida Miss Heart of the USA, where she will be competing for $2,000 in scholarship money. Winners of the 2012 North Florida State pageant will advance to the Miss Heart of the USA Nationals in Orlando, where they will have the opportunity to compete for a $5,000 supreme beauty scholarship. You may wonder why we have Meet the ArtistŽ when our children already have art as a resource. Art education provides the foundation for visual perception and develops problem solving and abstract thinking skills. It also provides an insight to history and social studies by introducing other people, cultures, places and time periods. Doing the art projects reinforces other subjects as well„language arts (reading directions), math (patterns and geometry), science (color spatial awareness) and physical education (motor skills and hand-eye coordination), just to name a few. Meet the Artist complements what the art class is teaching our children while introducing them to some famous artists and helping to build an appreciation of art as they grow older. This program integrates some facts about di erent techniques and certain artists, followed by an easy art project that will reinforce the style that was indicative of that artist. Can you . Draw a crooked line? Cut and paste paper? Praise creativity? Volunteer about one hour four times during the school year? March at Liberty Pines AcademyBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, LPA PTOIf you answered yes to all of the above, then you are the perfect volunteer for Meet the Artist! The program involves presenting four artists or genres. You do not need to have an art or teaching background, only a willingness to have fun! As you present your artists, you too will learn how crooked lines, bright colors and surrealistic views of people, things and places bring out the artist in you! You can partner up with another parent or ask for help from the PTO to help you through the “ rst PowerPoint. We have simpli“ ed the projects as much as possible. Please email us for more information at meettheartistlpa@ yahoo.com. We love volunteers! The teachers, students and PTO appreciate your time and e ort!Local student earns scholarship by collecting food for food bankBy Contributing Writer Sherry Crews, Executive Director, Miss Heart of the USAThe Miss Heart of the USA pageant began as a food drive for a rescue mission whose pantry was low and blossomed into a national pageant program that has distributed over 750,000 nonperishable food items to nonpro“ t organizations, collected Toys for Tots and even collected and distributed much needed baby items for a womens hope center. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming part of our program, please contact the state o ce at (334) 684-6051 or visit www.missheartoftheusa. com for complete information. You may also contact our o ce if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or booking a Queen for a special appearance or volunteer opportunity.Congratulations!O n February 7 B artram T rai l H igh S c hoo l s Varsity High-Q team won the North F l orida H ighQ R egiona l C hampionships he l d in H igh Springs. Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 19 APRIL 14, 2012 CAR SHOW 7AM 2PM SPRING FEST 10 AM 2 PM One of Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicines most notable initiatives is its work with student athletes in St. Johns County. To continue that partnership and community support, Atlas will host its second annual Atlas St. Johns Sports Medicine Scramble on March 11 at The Palencia Club. Athletic trainers from Atlas work alongside the schools full-time athletic trainers, most often during games. The tournament provides money so athletic trainers can purchase additional equipment and supplies needed for the health care of student athletes at Bartram Trail and Creekside High School. As an athletic trainer, were there to provide preventative care and when an injury does occur, we assess and provide immediate care, and provide The annual Miss Jacksonville/Miss River City Scholarship Pageant was held on February 4, 2012 at Florida State College Jacksonville at the Kent Campus auditorium. Danielle DiPatre, a senior at Creekside High School, was named Miss Jacksonville 2012 and is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. Liz Stiles was named Miss River City 2012. Sarah Snyder was named Miss Jacksonvilles Outstanding Teen and Vickie Holtsman was named Miss River Citys Outstanding Teen. In addition to scholarship money and prizes, the winners will compete in the Miss Florida and Miss Floridas Outstanding Teen pageants in St. Petersburg, Florida in July. Creekside High School band students Alex Kim, Kayli Wilder, Drew Booher and Chase Jackson recently returned from a trip to New York City, where they performed at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, February 12 as part of the 2012 American High School Honors Band or Orchestra. These students were nominated by Rick Fowler, director of bands at Creekside and then had to send an audition tape for consideration. All four students were selected and spent ve memorable days in New York City practicing, sightseeing and performing in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. Congratulations to local pageant winners Miss Jacksonville 2012 Danielle DiPatreThe Miss Jacksonville/Miss River City Scholarship Pageant is sponsored by the Jacksonville Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Spring tournament will bene t student athletesfollow-up care and rehabilitation before return to play,Ž notes Atlas sports medicine director Garry Gillis of the tournament. Registration for the scramble is going on now. Cost is $125 per player or $480 per four-person team. Players registering individually will be placed onto teams. On the day of play, registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. On-course food and drinks will be available. The sta at Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine encourages you to join them for a day of fun and to support this model program for student athletes. Participants may visit the Atlas website, atlasphysicaltherapy.com/events, to register for the tournament and to view sponsorship information.Did you know?The St. Johns County School Board will of cially name Elementary School "L" at the School Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 13. Permanent names have been solicited from the community for the past month. Elementary "L" will open for the 2012-2013 school year. The school is being constructed at 355 Palencia Village Drive. The 738 student school will contain approximately 100,000 square feet and 44 classrooms. For additional information on Elementary "L" visit www. eleml.stjohns.k12. .us. Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 20, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Each Primrose School is a privately owned and operated franchise. Primrose Schools; The Right Foundation to Build Active Minds, Healthy Bodies, and Happy Hearts; Balanced Learning; and The Leader in Educational Child Care are trademarks of Primrose School Franchising Company. 2012 Primrose School Franchis ing Company. All rights reserved. Educational Child Care for Infants through Private Pre-Kindergarten and After School At Primrose, youll discover a childhood education approach unlike any other. Our proprietary, accredited program assures that children are nurtured emotionally, physically and intellectually.Engage minds and hearts will follow. Proprietary Balanced Learning curriculum Music, Spanish, Computer Technology Certified teachers Integrated character development program Dietician-approved meals and snacks provided Now Enrolling! Primrose School of Julington Creek Primrose School at St. Johns Forest Primrose School of Glen Kernan Troop 280 recently added 11 new scouts transitioning from Cub Scout Pack 280 on Friday, February 17, 2012. These boys joined the ranks of the growing Boy Scout Troop 280 at an event held at Durbin Creek Elementary Oasis during the Cub Scout Packs Blue and Gold Banquet, which celebrates the birthday of scouting each year. The second graders in Neeti Greggs class at Julington Elementary have been celebrating Black History Month with a variety of lesson, activities and research. Student intern Julie Glass led the lessons on the most famous African Americans such as Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks, former slave and leader for the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman, famous scientist George Washington Carver who invented various uses for peanuts and Ruby Bridges, who was the “ rst African American student who enrolled in an all-white school. Glass engaged student learning with discussions, books, videos and teacher-driven research activities. The grand “ nale for the unit was for each child to do some independent research on an African American assigned to him or her. Each child was shown how to safely search the internet to locate and review information. Students were asked to work at home to decorate a bag with hand drawn pictures of their selected individual and “ ll the bag with four to “ ve items that could represent what they Second graders celebrate Black History MonthContributed by Ingrid Grif n, Julington Creek Elementary Logan Brown with her report on boxer Mohammed Alihave learned about their person. For example, if one was doing a bag report on Rosa Parks who was known for refusing to give up a seat on a public bus so a white person could have her seat, then a toy bus in the bag might spark that part of the oral report. What a great way to end our unit,Ž says Glass. It is a great way to show o what each child has learned in a fun way.ŽTroop 280 HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Lisa Leavins, Boy Scout Troop 280On this night, the boys took part in what is called a crossover ceremony. At the end of the banquet, the Webelos, as they are known, ceremoniously cross a bridge welcoming them to the world of boy scouting. This culminates a lengthy process of earning ranks and achievements to get to this point. These boys will now join the growing group of scouts that meet weekly at River of Life United Methodist Church on Race Track Road. Many will be joining the troop for their “ rst ever Boy Scout summer camp experience. To prepare for this, Troop 280 is in the process of preparing to sell Camp Cards as a fundraiser to help them earn their own way to camp, thus reinforcing personal responsibility. You will see the boys soon in front of local Publix Supermarkets, where these cards may be purchased. These cards are a laminated card with discounts for local vendors, having four break-away cards for one time use and the body of the card that can be used multiple times until the end of the calendar year. They are a great deal this year with one time coupons for $3 o at Publix, buy-one-get-one half price dinner at Sonnys and free chicken lettuce wraps with entre purchase at PF Changs, as well as a discount for TPC tickets. There are also many valuable discounts on the body of the card that can be used throughout the year including buy-one-get-one Subway, $1 o Moes, Lees, Loop, Chilis, Bruccis and more. The boys are currently wrapping up the “ rst half of the annual I Love You Very MulchŽ sale, with the last day for ordering March 10. Thank you to the community for your support thus far. For those wishing to spruce up their yards with mulch, there is still time to purchase from one of our local scouts or via our website with a secure link, using PayPal. For more information about the troop, please visit our website at www.junlingtoncreekscouts. com. About Troop 280: Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek, sponsored by River of Life United Methodist Church on Race Track Road. The troop was founded in 2009 and has grown from ve original members to now over 60 as of this week. The new Scoutmaster is Brian Miller. All boys 11-18 are welcome to join. Drug Free … Dont Try Me. That is the pledge that over 400 student-athletes in Jacksonville have made as part of the City Streets 2 Student Athletes (CSSA) program. CSSA was established to deter athletic students from drugs and crime in the city streets and develop them into productive studentathletes. Under the leadership of Rodney and Jackie Blunt, a collective group of concerned community leaders came together and cultivated a strategic methodology to assist student athletes in becoming productive members of society. Since 2007, CSSA has coached and mentored hundreds of students throughout the state of Florida. Coached entirely by community volunteers, including former NFL and collegiate athletes, law enforcement of cers, teachers and local businessmen, the camp emphasizes teamwork, nutrition, leadership and discipline … and the success that comes with a drug-free life. For more, visit www.cs2sa.com.

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 21 10 Minutes Could Save Your Life Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Now there is a painless screening that allows you to know your risks today. AngioScreen is a non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide you with information about your circulation and risk for heart disease and stroke.The AngioScreen Team will be at the St. Vincent’s Primary Care Dr. Allison Mabus March 15 from 9 am to 12 noon2851 CR 210 W, Suite 122 (Publix Shopping Center), St. Johns, FLThe AngioScreen takes 10 minutes and is just $50. AngioScreen with supplemental screening for an abdominal aortic aneurysm is $80. Pre-registration is recommended. Schedule your appointment today by calling 904.308.6893. To learn more about AngioScreen, visit jaxhealth.com For more information on AngioScreen, scan this bar code with your smart phone using a QR scanner app. 904-814-8627585 SR 13, Suite 102 St Johns, FL 32259 LIBERTYTAXSERVICE$50 OFFTax Preparation Fees At participating offices. New customers only. Not valid with other offers. Expires 4/10/12 Racetrack Rd.State Rd. 13Publix Shopping Center Fruit Cove Baptist Church Food Lion Shopping Center Vino’s Pizza Fruit Cove Rd. Liberty Tax Service Regions Bank The St. Johns Riverkeeper organization has put together the best overnight visit we locals could ever makeƒthe Eco Heritage Boat Trip. Instead of our usual daily views of the St. Johns River from the shoreline, this is taking in the ultimate view of Floridas longest river from a boat! The next excursion is scheduled for April 14 and 15. The two day trip is well planned and executed. The jour-Nease High Schools International Baccalaureate (IB) junior class chose Habitat for Humanity as the focus of its 2012 service project. Community service, involvement, volunteerism and philanthropy are the key elements of the IB program aiming to underscore the importance of life outside the world of scholarship. Nease IB students are very active in all of these areas both individually and through school class service projects like this years Habitat for Humanity project. Nease IB students have been planning and implementing this service activity since August 2011 in close collaboration with Habitat for Humanity St. Johns Countys executive director, Diane Quick and volunteer coordinator, Alia Reimer and the Nease IB Booster Club. Students e orts were focused on fundraising activities in December and construction work in January and February with a total of 60 students working collectively 480 hours at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in St. Augustine. The Nease IB juniors brought boundless energy and enthusiasm to the project. During two Saturdays in January and February, they framed, raised and installed four walls of a house, and installed siding on and painted St. Johns River Eco-Heritage boat trip celebrates Old FloridaŽBy Donna Keathley Former St. Johns Riverkeeper Neil Armingeon on the most recent Eco Heritage Boat Trip. Photo courtesy of St. Johns Riverkeeper.ney starts at the Monroe Harbor Marina in Sanford and ends 93 miles downstream at Crystal Cover Marina in Palatka. All the passengers are bused back to their cars in Sanford at the end of day two. The overnight stop is in Astor at the family-owned Blairs Jungle Inn. The Blairs pride themselves in providing their visitors with an Old FloridaŽ experience as the accommodations are advertised as rustic.Ž Dinner is served at the Blackwater Inn restaurant just across the river from Blairs. On day one, you set out traveling on the comfortable S.S. Marine Taxi and head straight to Blue Springs, the largest spring on the St. Johns River and the wintering grounds of the manatee. The tour group is allowed to walk the grounds and view the Thursby House, built in 1872 at Blue Spring Landing. The next port of call is Hontoon Island. The island, which became a state park in 1967, is accessible only by private boats or the park ferry. Lunch is served on the grounds of the park and tours are given of the museum. During this segment of the trip Bill Belleville, an award-winning environmental writer, “ lmmaker and Sanford resident speaks to the boaters from an environmentalist point of view of the St. Johns River. From Hontoon Island to the evening stop in Astor, William BillŽ Dreggors, Jr., entertains the boaters. Dreggors is a fourth-generation Floridian and lifelong resident of DeLand; he entertains everyone with his colorful folk stories and historical points of the St. Johns River and he is a real hit! On day two the tour goes through Lake George, the second largest freshwater lake in Florida and the longest along the trace of the St. Johns (14 miles long by six miles wide). Further downstream you pass the beautiful three-story Victorian Gothic house called The Palmettos at Fort Gates. Following lunch is a visit to Mount Royal, the site of an ancient Indian temple mound which was constructed between 1200 and 1500 A.D. There storytellers Wayne and Jane Sims board the boat for an afternoon of entertainment. The last stop before ending the tour is the town of Welaka, where a visit to its maritime museum to view handcrafted wooden boats of the late 19th and early 20th century period. For more information about future trips, please visit the St. Johns Riverkeeper website at www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org or call Shannon Blankinship, outreach director, at 256-7613.Nease IB students build homes and hope By Contributing Writer Eve Janocko, President, IB Booster Clubthe interior of another house. The construction site supervisors were very impressed with the students work, which accomplished twice as much as most crews of volunteers. The students enjoyed seeing tangible results of their hard work. They also had an opportunity to work shoulderto-shoulder with the future owners of the house, which was also a very rewarding and enriching experience for them. In addition to many hours of construction labor, the students also donated to Habitat for Humanity over $550 in cash, construction supplies and other gifts for the purchase of tools. Apart from volunteering as a part of the Nease IB Junior Class project, many students have already established long-term service relationships with Habitat for Humanity by volunteering countless hours individually at Habitat for Humanitys construction sites in St. Augustine. Nease IB junior students are grateful to have the opportunity to make a contribution in laying the foundation of hope and future for families in need in St. Johns County. The project was sponsored by the Nease IB Booster Club and the following businesses that provided in-kind donations: Winn Dixie, Publix, World Golf Village and Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

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Page 22, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com CREEKS FOOTBALL LEAGUERegister today for the 2012 Pop Warner season! In person: March 10, 17 & 24 Everything high school should be! Parents Are Invited to Take a Tour Students May Shadow for a Day Accepting Applications for 2012-2013 155 State Road 2076, St. Augustine, FL 32084 www.sjaweb.org (904) 824-0431 admissions@sjaweb.org Bus Transportation from Mandarin, Jax Beach, Ponte Vedra, 210, World Golf Village 100% college acceptance for the 11th Year in a row ACT scores surpassed St. Johns County, State, National, and Diocesan High Schools St. Joseph Academy’s overall passing rate for AP tests in 2011 was 83%. The state average was 48.4% and the national rate was 60.2%. AP Pass Rates: AP Calculus AB: 100%; English Language & Composition AP: 93%; AP Psychology: 83%. The 72 graduates of the Class of 2011 earned almost $3 million in scholarships 100% participated in competitive sports and/or the arts At St. Joseph Academy, high academic standards, an 11:1 student/teacher ratio, smaller classes and more chances to participate make a difference. 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 Neck & Back Pain NOW OFFERING SPINAL DECOMPRESSION Free Consultation to see if you are a candidate Christina Phipps was a Navy wife, a food columnist, a guest on cooking shows for a local television station, a leader in the turtle patrolŽ and a patron of the Beaches Historical Museum. But how Phipps is most remembered is as an extraordinary yoga instructor. Her classes were an opportunity to share in her love of yoga. In late 2005 Phipps was diagnosed with breast cancer. At that time she was a professional personal chef and she was operating a successful business named Comforts by Christina. For fun and “ tness, she had been conducting yoga classes and other physical “ tness programs. When she began chemotherapy, Phipps found that she was better able to deal with the treatments than any of her fellow patients. She attributed this to yoga and she felt that she could make the treatments easier and rehabilitation more successful for others by providing cancer patients with personalized yoga. Already a certi“ ed yoga instructor, she began setting up these specialized classes and continued to teach them herself until her death in the summer of 2010.The Christina Phipps Foundation (CPF) was formed to continue her dream of providing yoga therapy classes to cancer Cancer patients nd strength in yoga classesBy Donna Keathleypatients with a particular focus on breast cancer. The mission of the foundations is to provide specialized training for experienced yoga instructors to prepare them to guide cancer patients and survivors through yoga. This CPFŽ designated training is conducted by physicians and other healthcare specialists along with yoga professionals. The CPF Yoga therapy classes are available at hospitals, medical clinics and healthcare facilities in the greater Jacksonville area and also in Tallahassee. Classes for cancer patients and survivors are also available to the general community at selected locations as approved by the foundation; these classes are instructed by CPF-designated a liates. These classes are free and open to all cancer patients with their doctors approval. Beth Daugherty, executive director of the Christina Phipps Foundation and a Mandarin resident, continues to grow the organization. Finding more class locations and continued training and education of their instruction is the key to this mission. Its a passion,Ž says Daugherty. This is such a neat story with such a positive outcome!Ž Phipps would be proud to know that scores of people are receiving this rare comfort inside a yoga classroom. Daughertys own private studio, Lifespan Yoga, was one of the “ rst individual classroom settings o ering these specialized yoga classes to cancer patients and survivors, which are free of charge.For more information about the location of classes being conducted by CPF-designated yoga instructors or for those interested in receiving the advanced training to qualify for the CPF designation, please visit www. christinaphippsfoundation.com. Julington Creek Elementary and Creekside High School have joined together in partnership to participate in a fun and exciting program, Teen Trendsetters. Teen Trendsetters is the recipient of a prestigious Harris Wo ard Award for best youth programŽ in the nation. Teen Trendsetters is a free program that helps improve reading scores and con“ dence in learning. Julington Creeks second graders have paired with Creekside High School teenagers who have been trained as e ective leaders and reading mentors. The mentors and mentees meet once a week for a fun “ lled hour mentoring session sponsored by second grade teachers Jennifer Schmutz and Susan Baker. It is not your typical tutoring program,Ž says Schmutz. These children tend to respond more to these highly dedicated teenagers that are positive role models, who make reading more fun and turn learning into a passion.Ž Together the mentors and children work with educational Teen TrendsettersŽ make a di erence at JCEBy Contributing Writer Susan Baker, Second Grade Teacher, Julington Creek Elementaryand entertaining books and workbooks with the goal to get children to enjoy reading in school and for pleasure. The children receive 16 di erent books throughout the year to take home and keep to share with their families in an e ort to help build their libraries at home with quality literature. There are currently 21 second grade students and 21 high school mentors in the program. Alexa Parsons, one of Creeksides Teen Trendsetters, has recently returned from Tallahassee where she was o cially appointed one of 12 teen Youth Commissioners in the state of Florida for 2012. This is her second year mentoring through this program with JCE. When asked what she enjoys most about the program, she said, I love to volunteer in general, but working with this group of kids is extra special. I get to know them and they become more than students to me. They become more like family. We build a bond that I know will last more than a school year. To be able to watch them grow and gain a love for learning is simply priceless.Ž Parsons mentee couldnt agree more. Her student Jayden Ellis simply said, Alexa is my friend. She loves to hear me read. I am reading chapter books way above my level now. We have so much fun together.Ž Creekside High Schools Teen Trendsetters Happy St. Patrick’s DayF ro m your friends at Th e C ree kL ine

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Page 24, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will “ nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365 Our name celebrates our love of competition and commitment to excellence.Serving Mandarin Since 1990 Saturday & SundayApril 7th & 8th10:00AM … 5:00PM Mandarin Community Club 12447 Mandarin RoadFREE PARKING & SHUTTLESfrom Mandarin Presbyterian Church & Alberts Field ALSO FEATURES: Childrens Art Show, Bake Sale, Green Market, Food & Entertainment Art Festival The Fusion Stanford 99 12U travel softball team was runner-up in the platinum bracket 14U division NSA one-day softball tournament in Brunswick Georgia on February 11. They fought a tough back and forth championship game against the Storm Bragg 97 softball team, winning 8-6. The nal game concluded at 10:45 p.m. with the outside temperature 35 degrees and wind chill factor in the 20s. Congratulations to Coach Greg Stanford, Mady Lanoux, Lauren Stanford, Rachel Sadowski, Lauren Bosnyak, Kaylee Howell, Farley Callaghan, Amanda Haltiwanger, Julia Williams, Hannah Lee, Caroli Dipiro, Coach Todd Williams and Claire Scribner (not pictured). Over Presidents Day weekend, the Fusion Stanford 99 travel softball team was again runner-up in the 12U division Sun Classic three-day softball tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Orlando Disney World. The Florida Premier Soccer Pre-Season ClassicŽ was held at the Northwest Regional Sports Complex in Apopka. The Creeks Clash boys U13 Blue soccer team attended the tournament as a warm up event for the upcoming Florida Regional Cup tournament. The Clash started their tournament with a loss to the tournament favorite FC America. Under the leadership of their new coach, Nizam Ememde, the boys came together in a true team effort putting together three straight clean sheetŽ victories to clinch the championship. The team is looking forward to a successful spring season. Congratulations to Coach Nizam Ememde, Zach Morris, Gabriel Negron, Daniel Jamsheedy, Michael Mason, Joshua Adams, Pavan Ramachandria, Casey White, Brian Christ, Tyler Long, Alex Lorne, Wol e Hiler, Matt Neeley, Coty Tuggle, Taylor Sweet and Josh Kroetz. Clash win Florida premier soccer tournamentFusion Stanford 99 12U travel softball team On February 19, the Nease Navy JROTC Orienteering Team competed in the National Competition along with 26 other teams from 11 different states. Nease quali ed for this honor by achieving an overall fourth place nish in the Area 12 Regional Championship held earlier in the month. In this national competition, Nease placed eighth overall and second on the Orange Course. Individual awards included: Garrison Wetmore second on the Green Course, Will McCarthy and Will Duncan … fourth and fth place respectively on the Orange Course. Varsity team members included Christian Bryner, Tyler Fugleberg, Charles Reis, Garrison Wetmore, Will Duncan, Vollie Futch, Will McCarthy, Gregory McGinnis, Steven Stan eld, Brandon Cummings and alternates John Ducote and Leslie Zicafoose. Nease NJROTC Orienteering Team nishes second St. Johns County Commission Chairman and District 3 Commissioner Mark P. Miner has announced he will not seek re-election and endorses Sergeant Major (Ret) Ray A. Quinns candidacy for the seat. Miner, who is an Infantry Non-Commissioned O cer in the Florida National Guard, was activated in late 2009 for his second St. Johns County Commissioner Mark Miner will not seek re-electiondeployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and took a military leave of absence from the County Commission in 2010. Then Florida Governor Charlie Crist, at Miners request, appointed Quinn who held the position from January 2010 until Miners return from military duty in January of 2011. Miner said of his decision, Serving as an elected o cial has been extremely rewarding; however, this was never intended to be a career path. I am proud of what I have accomplished on the board and now I look forward to returning to the private sector. My wife Cheryl and I look forward to growing our family and staying involved in the community, including continued involvement with the Republican Party.Ž

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Camp Mini-Adventure June 11 … August 17 9:00 am … 1:00 pm Register for any one of our fun camps!Swimming, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Arts n Crafts, Group Activities 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 Could you use some help closing out 2011, setting up 2012, tracking inventory or job pro“tability, reconciling accounts, etc? $2 OFF Large Pizza(Next to Publix) Dine in or Take Out (Coupon Expires 4/6/12 TCL) z ay hm Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, March 30 at Faith Community Church Community Center, located on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The Rippers from Sew Much Comfort will meet at 10:00 a.m. and the general meeting will be at 11:00 a.m. The group will be making Easter Baskets for the Celebration and Mandarin Food Banks to give to the children. Donations of baskets or grass would be appreciated. This is the “ fth year the group has “ lled the baskets with candy, toys and healthy snacks for the children. Donations of new athletic knit shorts, woven boxers, XXL t-shirts and pajama bottoms are always appreciated. The clothing from Sew Much Comfort is retro“ tted to “ t our wounded military in rehab. Recently Helping Hands members coordinated a bingo party for the transplant organ support group at Mayo Clinic, supplied Valentine treat bags to Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyouseniors at Trout Creek Council on Aging and sent 300 Valentines and candy to our soldiers in Afghanistan through St. Michaels Soldiers. The group held a huge garage sale to bene“ t a 14 year old boy awaiting a liver transplant and sold bracelets that were made by members through COTA. Thank you to everyone in the community who donated items or supported the sale. All proceeds were donated to the Childrens Organ Transplant Association for Alex Fast. Helping Hands is a non-denominational group that meets in friendship and fellowship to do a small project each month to bene“ t the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress. Helping Hands is unique in that members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. Helping Hands relies solely on donations of goods and services. Membership is always open. Please contact jacqphil@aol.com for more information.Continued from previous 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. As a community service, The CreekLine community newspaper has been publishing the Constitution for the United States in its entirety over the past several issues. To view the document in its entirety, please visit www.thecreekline.com to access past issues.Constitution for the United States of AmericaSection. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence. Article. V. The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when rati“ ed by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Article IV.Mode of Rati“ cation may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner a ect the “ rst and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the “ rst Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Su rage in the Senate. Article. VI. All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation. This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding. The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial O cers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or A rmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Quali“ cation to any O ce or public Trust under the United States. Article. VII. The Rati“ cation of the Conventions of nine States, shall be su cient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same. Attest William Jackson Secretary done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names. The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.comOnce again Theatre Jacksonville is o ering a multifaceted season, with something to satisfy or stimulate the interest of almost everyone. One often wonders how these choices are made and how much time must be given by the committee members who read and evaluate the numerous possibilities? In the “ nal analysis many things must be taken into consideration and one cannot please everyone! Having already presented two dynamically di erent productions this season, WelfarewellŽ and I Love you, Youre Perfect, Now Change,Ž I was particularly intrigued when I saw that the next production to be o ered is a play by Ayn Rand. Having read and been emotionally and intellectually stimulated by her renowned books, The FountainheadŽ and Atlas Shrugged,Ž I was not aware that Encore!A new adventure with Ayn RandBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universityshe had written any plays. After doing some research on the subject, I am even more intrigued and am looking forward to the upcoming production of The Night of January 16th,Ž which will be presented on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from March 2 to March 17. Originally written in1933 and entitled Penthouse Legend,Ž it was inspired by the death of the Match KingŽ-Ivar Kreuger. It takes place entirely in a court room and is centered on a murder trial. It was submitted by Rands agent to several theatrical producers in New York but was repeatedly rejected. She “ nally accepted an o er in 1934 from the Hollywood Playhouse in Los Angeles, where it was presented as Women On Trial.Ž It received some positive reviews and in 1935 it was picked up by Al Woods and was produced on Broadway. The title was changed once again, this time to the now familiar Night of January 16th.ŽNumerous changes had been made, even adding a character and altering dialogue. This resulted in numerous clashes with Rand, but it “ nally ran on Broadway for six months. One of the unique features of the play is the selection of members of the audience to take on the role of Jury Member, which results in di erent possible endings depending on Guilty or Not Guilty verdicts. Originally, the element of selecting a jury from the audience created some concerns, but as the play became famous the criticism disappeared. Rand never overcame her resistance to the many changes that were made and in fact disowned a 1941 movie which was Encore cont. on pg. 31

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Page 26, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Oswald268-9100at Bartram Parkwww.oswaldchiropracticjax.com(OUR NO RISK OFFICE POLICY) THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITH IN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. FREE EXAM!X-Rays (If Medically Necessary) $150 value 1st Treatment Expires 5/15/12 Dr. Craig J Oswald, D.C. Look who’s on the furniture, again. 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Babette Weaver, owner and long-time leader and advocate for quality preschools in St. Johns County, announced that terms have been reached with Rollings Construction to prepare a facility to be leased by the school in the Palencia Commons o ce park. There are some signi“ cant di erences between the Montessori method and traditional educational approaches,Ž said Weaver. The classroom is based on cooperation among Montessori school to open in Palenciamultiple age groups, not competition. Self-directed small groups and individual activities are the norm. Even the physical environment is di erent, with the emphasis on openness, warmth, freedom, specialized materials and a supportive group structure. Parents can expect an educational experience that until now was not available in St. Johns County … with superior outcomes for their children.Ž Full-day programs will include an emphasis on the arts … including art, art history, music, and musicians. There will also be periods for science and math labs, horticulture and foreign language. Although the school will be in a leased facility, considerable emphasis will be placed on greenŽ practices and technologies. Palencia Montessori Academy will serve children from toddlers through Pre-K. A parents information meeting will be held in the Reinosa Room at the Palencia Club on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. Pre-enrollment testing and registration will be held in May. For further information, please email PalenciaMontessori@gmail.com. Look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Douglas Griswold, an eighth-grader at Switzerland Point Middle School (SPMS), has been selected as the Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year for Region II by the Florida Department of Education. This honor makes Griswold one of the top “ ve youth volunteers in the state. In “ fth grade Griswold became a teachers assistant at Cunningham Creek Elementary Congratulations to the Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year(CCE), working with children in the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) classroom. He enjoyed working with the students so much that after beginning middle school he came back to CCE after school and continued working with these children. For the last three years, he has been working with these students whose needs vary. He is dedicated to making a heart connectionŽ with each child to help foster a wonderful relationship and successful advancement in areas of communication and daily living skills. He also chooses to use his elective class time at SPMS working with students with special needs. Douglas exudes as much enthusiasm for the children he works with as they express in their faces and actions when he enters the room,Ž said Sharon Oliver, extended day coordinator at CCE. His patience and determination to make a difference with the children he so dearly admires is shown on a daily basis.Ž In addition to the service that Griswold humbly provides to the ESE students, he performs in the SPMS and the Mandarin Methodist Players. He serves through his youth program and youth choir at church, is a member of the National Junior Honor Society at SPMS and has participated in Dreams Come True. On his own time, Griswold has read books and done research so that the can be even more e ective with ESE students. He has also researched college information as he prepares to ful“ ll his life goal of working with special needs children by becoming a pediatric physical therapist. Douglas has passionately served students having special needs in St. Johns County,Ž said Superintendent Joseph Joyner. He is very deserving of this honor and an outstanding example to us all.Ž A lot is happening at Fruit Cove Middle School! Members of the band program participated in the optional Solo/Ensemble Festival at Creekside High School in early February. FCMS students received 35 superior ratings and 12 excellent ratings. Congratulations to everyone who performed! Coming up on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. is the Fruit Cove Drama Club production of Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!Ž Tickets are only sold in advance and students may purchase them during their lunch period. It is sure to be a great show! Many spring sports at FCMS are starting up now including golf, tennis, baseball and soft-FCMS HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Sarah Jacobs, Fruit Cove Middle School Studentball. Come out and root for your schools team! Since we are now in the third quarter, it is time to start preparing for exams. Some ways you can be ready for an exam are to eat a good breakfast and get lots of sleep. That way, you wont have to worry about being tired or hungry and can focus on your test. Even though we have exams, we can always look forward to Spring Break on April 2 through 9. Go Flyers!Pack 287 of San Juan del Rio Catholic Church Webelos 2 scouts received their Arrow of Light awards during their Blue and Gold ceremony on Sunday, January 29, 2012. The Arrow of Light is the highest award that a Cub Scout can receive. Very few Cub Scouts earn this prestigious honor. To receive this honor, one must earn activity badges, participate in a Webelos overnight campout and prepare to become a Boy Scout. Pack 287 had eight scouts achieve this award: Cameron Arreche, Vincent Fetchero, Jack Leonard, Dean Quillon, Noah Shalley, Anthony Vaccarello, Victor Vaccarello and Bryce Vandenbord. Troop 225 Scouts with Tony Pionessa, Scoutmaster, were present with the crossover bridge to recognize seven of the eight boys. Pat Adams, Scoutmaster for Troop 473, was present to recognize Jack Leonard. Arrow of Light awarded to Webelos 2 Pack 287 Cereal/Oatmeal Canned Pasta Pork and Beans Peas Soup Pasta/Pasta Sauce Hamburger Helper Juice Tea Bags Tuna Christ’s Cupboard Food Pantry Wish ListChrist’s Cupboard is located at Celebration Lutheran Church, 810 Roberts Road. Call 230-2496 for info! Christ’s Cupboard serves anyone in need. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tues. and Weds.

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 27 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. 904-765-2020 Find us onFacebook 904-272-2020 904-765-2020 904-276-2020 Well my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs) this is our season to shine here in our home state of good ole Florida! The reason is because of the seasons most popular huesƒ.citrus! Mainly oranges, tangerines along with lemon and limeƒwe are going to see color from head to toe! Following closely behind the fruit colors will be royal blue, purple and white. White on white with a pop of citrus for color will be big. Color blocking for one out“ t such as a bright blue jacket teamed with a soft lemony capri is another new twist. For those FFFs who love navy and the nautical theme with its horizontal stripes, this is your year! Navy is out there in a big way, so cruise on through the stores and scoop it up as many seasons have gone by without this basic hue. This trend I love: soft silhouettes as in pajamas made of very soft dressy fabrics. The big legged pant … aka the palazzo style … is back, yea! Our sportswear separates will boast color-banded edges and combination color inserts. T-shirts are carrying a fun message made of encrusted metallic embroidery designs on the front. Layering is still inŽ but we have to do it southern style with gauzy sorbet colored peasant scarves and accessories to beat the summer heat. The accessories are important this season, so go get some drop earrings and large bangle bracelets to make that color statement! The peplum is back … its that extra ” ounce that juts out from the waistline and covers the hip. These little ” ouncy numbers are showing up on jackets and blouses; they are even inserted on the waistline of the mad menŽ looking dresses. My all time favorite … the drop waist dress is back! I am celebrating its return this season, as its very ” attering to those of us who do not have that eighteen-inch waistline anymore. That will be the “ rst thing on my list when I set o on my spring shopping spree. All this fun in fashion is evidence of a cheery counterintuitive response of the designers to the gloomy “ nancial news. The spring 2012 shows generated more exuberance in the form of color, print, embellishment and jewelry than in past years. Things that might have previously been kept for evening are coming out for daywear, such as giant rings, piles of necklaces and bejeweled shoes. Some of this could be edgy and fashion-forward, but then Fashion UpdateSpring 12ƒan orange crush!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designstheres the more staple items such as the great wrap dress and the shirtwaist number too. We fashionistas are always keeping our antenna out to new ideas that are actually wearable. Adding some novelty items to your closet might even brighten your worlds outlook! Pick up two fun bright items and walk into your closet and actually wear them! P.S. To my FFFs: Take part in Jacksonville Fashion Weeks events during the month of March. The Art Meets FashionŽ event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from the Red Carpet night go to Dignity U Wear; its all going to be lots and fun and very fashionable! Go to JacksonvilleFashionWeek. com for more information. Happy St. Patrick’s DayFrom your friends at The CreekLine

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Page 28, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com 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 Sunday Morning 10 am @ Timberlin Creek Elementary School 555 Pine Tree Lane St. Augustine, FL 32092 904-535-5636 St Looking for a place to belong? We are looking for you. www.familylifefellowshipjax.com Faith NewsOur Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) will offer, for the 10th year, their Fish and Shrimp Frys during Fridays of the Lenten season. The dinners will begin on February 24 and conclude on March 30. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A meal of “ sh, shrimp or a combination of both will be o ered with the trimmings of fries, beans or cole slaw and hush puppies. Dinner will o er the same meals plus a broiled “ sh prepared Francaise style with rice and cole slaw. Chicken strips are available for the kids. Drinks and homemade desserts are also available. The church is located in the World Golf Village area on State Road 16 (one mile northwest of Pacetti Road/ International Golf Parkway). All proceeds go to the continued development of the OLGC church and its ministries. St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church is o ering a parents Morning Out program for the 2012-2013 school year. If your child(ren) are between 12 months and four years old they can be enrolled in our program. The program runs on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The children are taught di erent prayers and bible verses and do this while having lots of fun. The goal of the program is to help develop and increase their Christian beliefs while giving parents a few children-free hours. The sta has been highly trained and many of them belong to St. Francis. Please consider having your little one(s) participate in what we believe is a great program. Please contact the church at 615-2130 for more information. Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council 12664 is hosting their annual Lenten Fish Fry in the San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church Parish Hall, located at 1714 State Road 13 on Fridays in March ( March 9, 16, 23 and 30) at 6:00 p.m. You have a choice of fried “ sh plate, combo plate (fried “ sh and shrimp) baked “ sh with steamed vegetables, all with French fries and hush puppies. All plates are $8. Looking for a place to belong? Family Life Fellowship (FLF) is a newly established church meeting at Timberlin Creek Elementary School. Its contemporary, charismatic and family oriented worship is relaxing and fun for all ages. FLF is a body of diverse believers with the desire for the move of the Holy Spirit. Our mission, at Family Life Fellowship, is to reach the hurting with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our focus is to build strong family relationships through fellowship with other believers and ultimately to have a more abundant life through Jesus Christ. You are invited to “ nd out what FLF is all about. If youre looking for a church that has a heart for worship, an exciting and relevant word for the times we are living in and ministry opportunities, then we invite you to visit one of our services. Family Life Fellowship is currently meeting at Timberlin Creek Elementary School o of County Road 210. Our Sunday morning service is at 10:00 a.m. Fruit Cove Baptist Church is hosting the 12th annual Spring Festival and Car Show on Saturday, April 14 at the church, located at 501 State Road 13. The Car Show will run from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the Spring Festival will run from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Games, activities, food and drink will be o ered at no charge. Young children to senior adults will “ nd enjoyable options available, including in” atable bouncers and several other games and exhibits. Outstanding door prizes, live music and fun childrens activities set this family-friendly event apart from others. The Car Show venue spans the ages from beautiful antiques to classic muscle car hot rods to modern sports cars. A wide variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display for viewing. For more information, please call 2870996. Calling all churches, organizations, schools, businesses and individuals in the NW St. Johns County community who have an interest in “ nding out ways they can serve the homeless and impoverished in St. Johns County! Please join us on Monday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Cross Creek Presbyterian Church, located at 401 Greenbriar Road for an informational meeting about Home Again St. Johns, an organization formed to assist the homeless and impoverished in St. Johns county. Mike Davis, chairman of Home Again St. Johns, will be there to share what this organization is doing now with nightly meals, their plans for a center on State Road 207 in the near future to meet the needs of these residents in our county and how we can all become involved. Should you have any questions, please contact David or Melanie Simpkins at 287-4072. Youre invited to a corned beef and cabbage dinner to be held on Sunday, March 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church located on State Road 16 in the World Golf Village area. There will also be potatoes and rye bread. The cost will be $10 with childrens menu for $3. Irish and American desserts will be available along with a lot of Irish music. Worship Times Worship 9:30 a.m. Nursery/Toddler Care provided Childrens Sunday School 9:30 a.m. River of Life United Methodist Church Reaching Out Offering Christ Living Gods Love(904) 230-2955 Of“cewww.ROLUMC.com Join us for Worship this Easter Season!Services will be on Good Friday, April 6th, 7 pm Easter Morning, April 8th, 9:30 am Following Easter Worship, join us in our Easter Egg Hunt! G rand O pening C elebratio n S UNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012 J oin us as we celebrate and give PRAI S E a nd THANK S for our new worship center The Jacksonville Regional O ce of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of St. Augustine will host its 19th annual spring fundraiser on Saturday, March 24, from 6:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, located at 225 East Coastline Drive. The fundraiser will have a sporty twist again this year. The theme is March MadnessŽ and there will be lots of fastbreaking fun, such as basketball games on the big screen, bracketology, a silent auction and other sports-related activities. Guests Catholic Charities hosts Black and White Night will enjoy a plated dinner along with themed dessert stations and music by The Faze Band. The Black and White Night … Gala of Giving will continue to be a major source of funding for the outreach programs of Catholic Charities. Eighty-“ ve cents of every dollar supports these programs. All proceeds of the event fund programs that provide the basic needs necessary to prevent homelessness. A crisis situation can threaten families already living from paycheck to paycheck when an unexpected illness, loss of employment or other family crisis impacts “ nances already stretched too far. Services include rent and mortgage assistance, utility payments, rent and utility deposits and food assistance. Tickets for the Black and White Night … Gala of Giving are $150 each and $100 for patrons aged 21 to 35. The event calls for business casual attire … team colors optional. For more information and tickets, please visit www.ccbjax.org or call Susan DeCandio at 354-4846, ext. 227.

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 29 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 Music Lessons for All Ages Bob Moore 904-333-2479www.bobmooremusic.com/music_lessons Conveniently located at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org Worthy Is the LambŽ Easter Musical & Dinner Theatre 3450 CR 210 W. (Just west of Cimarrone Golf and Country Club)www.fcctoday.net or 287-3223 Join Us In Celebration FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH Im writing this by what will likely be the “ nal “ re of the season. Clara spent much of the evening curled up beside me on the pull-out couch as the night slipped away. When Clara dashed o to “ nd her baby, Georgia ” opped down and lay propped on one elbow, her face close to mine. I love you all the way to God,Ž she says, ending our game of I love you two...Ž I love you three...Ž I love you four...Ž Her single dimple captures my heart for the thousandth time in three years. The night is cold, the “ re is warm and Im uncommonly aware of how precious this moment is. Its the perfect time for snuggles. Have you noticed that busy days and nights push these moments farther and farther apart? Of course, the laundry wont wash itself! (And all those other busy parent things our moms said to us... and we swore wed never repeat.) What is a busy Purposeful ParentingA time for snugglesBy Allie Olsen, www.gracefullmom.comparent to do? Sometimes we should just stop. Capture the moment and capture their little hearts. Whether its a cold night and warm snuggles or cold lemonade on a Florida perfectŽ March evening, I encourage you (and myself) to let the laundry go and enjoy the gift of family. Tonights gifts were dimples, girlie giggles, sparkling blue eyes that looked intently into mine„loving me and trusting me completely. What precious reminders of whats truly important! Im reminded of Jesus words, Let the little children come to me. Dont stop them! For the kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.Ž When I look into Georgias eyes, I see depth and childhood simplicity. I want to love her as deeply as God does. I whispered, I love you all the way to God... and back.Ž Creekside High School is hosting their second annual Running of the Knights 5K and Fun Run on Friday, May 18, 2012. The Fun Run will start at 6:15 p.m. and the 5K will follow at 7:00 p.m.; both races will start and “ nish at Creekside High School, located at 100 Knights Lane in St. Johns County. Entry fees through May 17 are $10 for the Fun Run and $25 for the 5K. If registering on race day the 5K fees Register now for Running of the Knightswill be $35. The proceeds will bene“ t the CHS Athletic and Band programs. In addition to the races, all participants who register by May 1 will receive a free ticket to attend a pasta dinner on Thursday, May 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Creekside High School cafeteria. Additional tickets may be purchased for $5 for non-registered guests. This years race will debut a new division. The CentipedeŽ team division consists of at least This months movie review belongs to the “ lm One for the Money an action-comedy “ lm for adults and teens This “ lm is all about the burgs of Trenton, New Jersey and Stephanie Plum, portrayed by Katherine Heigl, and her down on her luck situation that leads her to take a new job. A new job from her cousin Vinnie as a bounty hunter, a profession about which she has no clue. Her “ rst assignment is to catch Joe Morelli, played by Jason OMara. Joe is a cop on the run and Stephanies “ rst ” ame from high school, who she seems to have a grudge against as well as a continuing physical interest. Being a police o cer should give him a distinct advantage, but he seems to have a similar attraction and the two keep ending up in the same places looking for clues. Unfortunately, Stephanie keeps running into danger in addition to clues, so she is directed to an agent with skills to spare„Ranger, performed by Daniel Sunjata. Ranger is the man when it comes to apprehending the dangerous bailjumpers and fortunately, for Stephanie he is only a phone call away and sometimes even closer. She also seeks the help of local street folk, Lula, represented by Sherri Shepherd, a prostitute with information and attitude to spare. However, in the search for clues Lula gets in the middle and gets hurt forging a bond of friendship. Through deadly exploits and a few accidental apprehensions, Stephanie is able to get her man and clear his name all in one swoop. This “ lm simply missed the mark on many levels and it is unclear as to which bears the most responsibility. So many “ lms are based on novels and even if some areas are di erent, the basic interpretations need to be met. Throughout these novels, there is heat between Stephanie and Joe and Ranger and in this “ lm the temperature was tepid at best. Was it the direction or just poor chemistry, because all of these actors have been quite steamy in other roles? The casting of Grandma Mazur, played by Debbie Reynolds, should have been an excellent choice, but the comedy of this character in addition to Lulas character were drastically underplayed, almost forgotten in translation. They are some of the funniest parts of these novels and the mother just needed to be someone else; she is Stephanies conscience and morals and this actress, Debra Monk, was someone else. The casting, the direction and the chemistry was just wrong in this “ lm. There are pros and cons to seeing “ lms based on well-enjoyed novels. Many expect the “ lm to deliver in being true to the book, but the fact is, I would have never gone to see this “ lm if I had not so loved the books. It tends to be a conundrum and this time disappointment was delivered.Movie ReviewOne for the MoneyDirected by: Julie Anne Robinson. Starring: Katherine Heigl, Jason OMara and Daniel Sunjata Review by T.G. StantonRating: Should Have Waited for Cable (2 out of 5) The good news is that Coates, who plays Sarah, has a fairly easy role because J.D. Rees, who plays her characters lover, Sky Masterson, is also her boyfriend in real life. Both have been very active in theater and have performed together at district competitions and in Eurydice, Salamander Stew, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Alice BTHS Theatre cont. from pg. 1“ ve runners connected as a unit. Those interested in competing in this division need to obtain a copy of the Centipede rules on the race website at www.creeksideknights.com. The Centipede teams are also eligible to compete in the costume contest. Please visit the website for registration information or visit the Jacksonville Running Company at Bartram Park or Tapestry Park or www.jaxrun.com. in Wonderland and You Cant Take It With You. They plan to continue in theater at the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida after graduation. The best part of the whole experience is getting to act with Lindsey and sing together,Ž J.D. Rees commented. You can hear them act and sing together starting March 22 and continuing through March 24. Performances start at 7:00 p.m. and include a Sunday matinee on March 25 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door starting at 6:00 p.m. on all night performances; doors open at 6:45 p.m. For more information or to make reservations to any of the performances, please call the theatre department at 547-8340 … extension 22574 or email “ xela@stjohns.k12.” .us.Invitethe NW St. Johns County community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:

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Page 30, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Basketball season ended at Creekside just last week as the boys lost the district title to bitter rival Bartram Trail in a thriller. In a 55-52 loss the Knights failed to secure the district title in what was for many of them their last chance Spring sports are in full swing with some sports well into their routine, like tennis and softball and others, like lacrosse, which played their “ rst game on February 21. Basketball, boys and girls lacrosse, track and “ eld and tennis are some of the sports going on right now. For boys basketball, a record of 18-8 led them to very big victories. In the districts semi-“ nals, Blake McClarn had 21 rebounds and scored 19 points. Although they did lose to their biggest rival, Ponte Vedra High School, in the district championship, getting to districts was a tremendous achievement for the team. Seven seniors will be leaving next year though, including their top shooter, John Berens. Head coach Scott Cooper is very proud of the boys varsity team. Lacrosse is a big sport at Nease. The girls head Coach Vitale has conditioned the girls for a great start to the season, as they played their “ rst game on Tuesday February 21. The team has a universal game of winning districts and taking it back from Ponte Vedra. The teams great chemistry and teamwork will surely lead them to victory and without Bartram or Creekside in their district anymore, the girls team has better chances of having a great season. The same goes for the boys, but they have had some injuries at the start of the season which may hinder them. However, Nease Panthers never quit and they will surely overcome any obstacle that may face them. Baseball at Nease has had a great season. Many seniors have done extremely well, including Trey Kennen with a .310 AVG and a commitment to Campbell University. Also Brooks Calvo has a .320 AVG and a 3.70 ERA. Mike Mancini, a senior on the team said, We feel we have the talent and coaching to go deep to the playo s; we just have to play up to our ability and believe in ourselves.Ž Softball has had “ ve games so far and as Coaches Aherm and Ward always say, they want the team to make all the routine plays and some of the great ones.Ž They want to have a winning record and beat their biggest rival, yet again Ponte Vedra. Track and “ eld had their “ rst meet on Tuesday February 21, as well. Coaches Blue and Rivera know the importance of individual events, but focus on the team as a whole to lead it to the top. They want to win all their meets and know that good teamwork equals success. As usual, the biggest rivals are Ponte Vedra, Creekside and Bartram Trail, but with the great coaching and hard work from these athletes, they will start on the right footŽ during the season. Tennis has been doing very well too; like track, individual records are good, but what really matters is the team as a whole. The teams goal is to make it to districts, then region and states, but they will have to work very hard to defeat Ponte Vedra and win the important matches. Their “ rst signi“ cant pre-district match was February 21 and both boys and girls won. Spring is a great time to come out and see our amazing Nease athletes and there are many opportunities to enjoy a sport whether its on the “ eld, track or court! With intense competition including Ponte Vedra, Creekside and Bartram, this spring is de“ nitely going to be full of challenges and victory.at making it. The Knights played at home in the student-named Cody Coliseum,Ž named after head coach, Coach Cody. At 17-7 this was the second worst “ nish in the schools history which is saying a lot. The worst was only 15-9 back in the schools very “ rst year. Since then they have been 18-8, 19-5 and 17-7 respectively. Coach Cody has been a fantastic coach and led a brand new school to local fame and success. Despite their loss at the district title game, the Knights were still seeded high enough to move on to the quarter“ nals where they faced Gainesville Eastside. Unfortunately, on February 16 the boys su ered a 60-43 loss in Gainesville ending their season. The boys played well throughout and “ nished strong all the way to the end. Of the 10 players posted on the active roster, four of them are seniors and four of them are juniors. Hopefully next year the juniors can carry the team to victory once more. In other news, the Knights track and “ eld team held their annual Red and Black meet, a preseason match up amongst themselves in order to get back into the track meet groove. The Red and Black meet simply divides the Knights into two halves and pits them against each other as if they were two separate teams. 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Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tues. and Weds.for people new to the team to get acquainted with the feel and timing of a track meet before the actual season starts. In the next month track season really picks up so that the team has up to three meets a week. Watch for the Knights at a school or meet near you. The track and “ eld team is the largest team at Creekside and usually features up to 100 students participating in various events. Teams also starting their season are lacrosse and baseball, tennis and softball, all of which are usually strong teams at CHS. The baseball team started o against Fernandina Beach with a 9-1 loss but Knights baseball is usually strong and I expect they will pick up soon. Lacrosse starts next week with games against local rivals and are expected to do well this year on both the girls and boys side of things. Tennis practice has also started with hopes that Creekside will make another strong showing. The Knights became a sleeper team last year and managed to knock o Bolles, a top seed in the “ nals. Spring is looking good for CHS sports!

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Surf “ shing our local area beaches will remain a fun and productive way to catch “ sh for most of the remainder of the year. Just about any “ sh that swims our beaches stands a chance to become your next catch. Blue“ sh, whiting and pompano are what you can expect to be adding to your cooler right now. All can caught be with relatively inexpensive “ shing tackle and rigs. Although 10 to 12-foot surf rods are commonly used by surf “ shing enthusiasts, a smaller rod of 8 or 9 feet matched with a spinning reel with 15 pound test line will su ce just “ ne. This rod and reel combo can also be used for a wide variety of other types of “ shing throughout the year. Bottom rigs with 1 to 4 oz. pyramid sinkers with a 1/O or 2/O steel hook will be what you want to use. Fresh dead shrimp, peeled and halved or justcaught sand ” eas from the surf Call or Text: 904-553-7876Hablo Espaol Specializing in Latina, Asian & African-American hairstyles Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkawould be highly desirable baits for either whiting or pompano. Blue“ sh are known for their bodacious appetite and their powerful bites. Most any kind of cut bait, “ sh or shrimp will bring them to your hook, but a wire leader is recommended because of their ability to bite through mono“ lament. The “ rst and last couple hours of a high or low tide often prove to be the best times to “ sh the surf. Any beach with sloughs, run outs, sand bars or drop-o s are going to be the best locations to look for feeding “ sh. Experimenting by casting to di erent locations in and behind the breakers can prove to be bene“ cial till you “ nd the bite. Watching that guy pulling them in just down the beach from you can be a big help also. Now is the time to enjoy the beach with surf rod in hand. Add a pretty spring day, a sunrise and a cooler of “ sh and you are well on your way to a new and promising “ shing season. Fishing Report: In freshwater the cat“ sh bite is on in the river and creeks. Bream and bass in lakes and creeks. The St. Johns is producing ” ounder and reds at docks. Fishing should continue to improve as long as salinity stays high in the river. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. wa n da .t i ll o t so n@g mai l.c om Enter Today!G ro c eries ...I g e t mi n e f ree so c a n YOU a n d ear n a g rea t i nc ome Ent er t o WIN a n a ll e x pe n se PAID v a c a t io n t o CANCUN M e x i c owww.mpbcontest.com/wandat produced by Paramount Pictures. She claimed it had only a single line from her original dialogue. In any event, I “ nd the entire presentation intriguing and am looking forward to it. Two other productions remain in the current Mainstage Season. Twentieth CenturyŽ is a play by Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur and will be presented April 20 through May 5.ŽHot Mikado,Ž a 1940-style update of a Gilbert and Sullivan favorite, will be featured June 8 through 23. For days and times of performances, you can call 3964425 or visit the website www. theatrejax.com. Encore cont. from pg. 25 Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 32, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Swimming Safari Swim SchoolMandarin, Orange Park (indoor), Arlington, St. Augustine/210, Southside, Westside & NorthsideStay Safe, Learn to Swim! Swimming Lessons260-1836www.swimmingsafari.com Julington Creek Plantation Recreation CenterAqua Egg Hunt For more info see www.jcpcdd.org Open to All – Ages 3-12 Saturday, April 7th in the JCP Fun Pool! At the start of the New Year, there was a lull that enveloped Bartram; the new school year had started and the Bears had recently lost a heartbreaker in the football state semi“ nals. The buzz that surrounded the school in the winter had dissipated and students were left with the prospect of three more months until spring break. However this sentiment did not last long, as Bartrams winter sports teams generated excitement as they advanced into district play. Since the new district shake-up has placed Bartram against only Creekside and Clay, the boys basketball team has had as much success this year as it has had since the start of the program 12 years ago. Despite playing an easier schedule that did not feature powerhouses like Wolfson that they had to face a few years ago, the Bears have used a combination of senior leadership and young talent to become a serious contender in years to come. The Bears looked promising at the start of the season, racking up wins against Orange Park and Clay, who they dominated all year, as they were reaping the bene“ ts of a new summer training program. However this did not last as the Bears struggled against traditionally stronger teams, like Fleming Island and Creekside, who managed to slow the offensive production of junior and team captain, Tyler Irish, who lead the Bears in scoring during BTHS Sports RoundupBy Jared Freitas, BTHS Studentthe “ rst half of the year. Unlike previous Bartram teams, this squad fought through the mid-season losses and resumed their previous form. This new life was catalyzed by a more diversi“ ed scoring front led by sophomores Sean James and Nick Grier, as well as senior Brandon Ballard. With the new attitude came the “ rst double-digit win season that the Bears have had in over six seasons and produced the “ rst district title since 2003, as Bartram defeated rival and previous district champ Creekside, 55-52, in stunning fashion. Led by Irish, who scored 32 points, the Bears mounted a fourth quarter comeback, managing to turn an eight point de“ cit into a three point lead in the “ nal three and a half minutes. The Bears would go on to lose in the “ rst round of the state playo s to North Marion, in a game where they were up most of the “ rst half only to have the lead slip away. This does not mean, however, that the Bears are done, as they will be returning three of “ ve starters and intend to defend their district title next year. After coming o a disappointing loss to Bishop Kenny in the district tournament last year, the girls basketball team lost four of “ ve starters and looked like it would su er some growing pains the next few season to recuperate their lost experience. Utilizing an extensive summer schedule, the girls were allowed to mesh, as underclassmen who saw little or no playing time last year needed time to develop. This learning curve showed early in the season, with losses to Orange Park and St. Augustine, not to mention a 29 point blow-out against Palatka. Come playo time however, their youth did not show, as they easily defeated Creekside in the district championship and cruised to a 53-10 victory over North Marion in the “ rst round of the state playo s, putting up 30 in the “ rst quarter. Their statement game came against heavily favored Palatka, led by freshman center Jonell Williams, who dominated the Bears in their “ rst meeting. Bartram managed to hold her to just 20 points, while su ocating all other o ensive options in their 74-50 victory. This set the stage for their regional championship game against Gulf, who mirrored the Bears in their quickness, outside shooting and excellent guard play. Never having played in such high stakes before, freshmen Brooke Barlow and sophomores Madison French and Sarah Ragland should have been nervous; however, they did not play like it. Seniors Allie Mano and Melissa Coggins led the charge in the “ rst quarter, opening a double-digit lead o four threepointers. However, it was the defense and free throw shooting of Barlow, French and Ragland that kept the Bears ahead for good, winning 56-39. Headed to the Final Four for the “ rst time since Ste Sorensen wore a Bartram jersey, the girls will be playing Rickards for a shot at the state championship. W W W WWW www.TheCreekLine.com Visit our website: Flotilla 14-7 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will continue its Vessel Safety Check program providing complimentary Vessel Safety Checks at the Vilano Boat Ramp on the second Sunday of each month, beginning February 12, weather permitting, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. The Safety Check is conducted by members of the Auxiliary, con“ rming that your boat meets both federal and state safety requirements. No citations are issued for discrepancies and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency. If the vessel has passed the examination, a decal is awarded. Some of the items checked include personal ” otation devices (life jackets), registration and vessel numbering, navigation lights, ventilation, “ re extinguishers, distress signals, battery cover and connections. All of these items are required by state and federal laws and, if missing, non-operating, or in poor repair, can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by the United United States Coast Guard Auxiliary updateVessel Safety Check schedule for 2012By Contributing Writer Bob Schultz, Public Affairs Of cer, Flotilla 14-7States Coast Guard or other law enforcement agency. The Coast Guard Auxiliarys Vessel Safety Check o ers a risk-free way to ensure that your vessel meets the minimum legal requirements. Upon completion of the VSC, you will be informed of potential safety exposures. If the VSC is passed, an annual decal is awarded showing that your vessel has met the minimum safety requirements. A successful VSC may also result in lowered insurance rates for some boaters. For additional information, please visit www.safetyseal. net/, a website devoted exclusively to the Vessel Safety Check program, co-sponsored by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadrons. Editors Note: The Lady Bears beat Rikards by a score of 6747 in the class 5A state semi“ nals. They advanced to the state championship game, where they lost to Ft. Lauderdale Dillard by a score of 59-45, earning the title of state runner-up. Advertise Now! 886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 33 BartramTrailVeterinaryHospital Dr.KristaDavis Dr.MartinaSander WELLNESSVISITS*MEDICINE*SURGERY*DENTALCARE RADIOLOGY*LABORATORY*ACUPUNCTURE*ULTRASOUND BOARDING*DOGGIEDAY-CARE*DROP-OFFAPPOINTMENTS MustpresentAd Validuntil03/31/12 6751SR16 (nearWGVandMurabella) BartramTrailVets.com We can handle all of the details! We know the ins and outs of the local real estate market and have the knowledge and commitment to meet your needs. If you are looking to buy a home, sell your home, invest in property, or build a new home, let us be your real estate representatives. Contact us today for all of your real estate needs. big and small we sell them allNeed help buying, selling or investing in real estate?Stan & Jan Timbrook REALTORS Grow Stronger, Live longer! Yoga Den Studio First Class Free Celebrating our 10th year! 10% Off any package for new membersyoga-den.com www.yoga-den.com 268-8330 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, just south of I-295 across from Walmart Yoga Basics Mind Body Power Yoga Yogalates Teacher Training The Julington Creek Plantation Piranhas will hold registration for the 2012 season from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on March 13 at Julington Creek Elementary School. A second sign up session will follow on March 22. The Piranhas welcome all Julington Creek Piranhas ready to feast on 15th seasonBy Contributing Writer Jack Jones, President, JCP Piranhas Members of the JCP Piranhas and their coaches celebrate their second place nish at the 2011 River City Championships with Jacksonville Mayor, Alvin Brown.levels of competitive swimmers ages “ ve to 18. Piranhas practices will begin in early May and the season wraps up at the end of July. The Piranhas are looking to build on a record-setting 2011 campaign. The team tied its best ever “ nish in the 20-team River City Swim League with a second place showing at the RCSL Championships. There were also several remarkable individual performances. The 10 and under girls relay team of Nicole Sowell, Hadley Browder, Abigail Ellis and Megan Arnold set a new record in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 2:00.37. On the boys side, the 14 and under relay of Michael Fonteno, Alex Fleming, Luke Geogiadis and Clayton Howerton smashed not one, but two city records with a time of 1:46.76 in the 200 medley relay and a record time of 1:34.97 in the 200 freestyle relay. To put those times in perspective, those city records had stood for four and “ ve years respectively. The 2012 Piranhas will be coached by Former United States Olympic team member, Julie Sears. The Julington Creek Plantation Loggerhead Aquatic Swim team short course season is beginning to wrap up. On January 27 through 29, 85 Loggerhead swimmers and coaches traveled to the University of North Florida for the Winter Indoor Invitational. Loggerhead swimmer Anna Moore (8) won the High Point Award for the eight and under girls. Loggerhead Evan Jacob (17) won the Boys Open High Point award. The team had a weekend o from competing, but was then got back to it quickly, this time traveling to Cecil Field Aquatic Complex for the Bolles TYR February Meet. The Loggerheads had 87 swimmers participate in this meet, who were ready to break some more team records. A number of Loggerhead swimmers made their marks by setting new team age group records between both swim meets. Anna Moore set a new age group record for the eight and under girls in the 50 yard butter” y. Her teammates in the boys eight and under group also JCP Loggerhead swimmers continue to make their mark! By Contributing Writer Jacalyn Morton set records„Nicky Tayag in the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke and David Gapinski in the 200 individual medley (IM). Summer Stan“ eld made quite a splash; she set team records in the girls nine to 10 year-old group for the 50 back, 100 back, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 butter” y, 100 IM and 200 IM. There were four records set in the 11 to 12 age group Eleanor Pollitt in the 200 freestyle and 200 breaststroke and her teammate Carter Strickland in the 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke. In the 13 to 14 age group, Hannah Moring set a record in the 500 freestyle, and Jane Wadhams set the records for the 1000 freestyle and the 1650 freestyle. Loggerhead history was also made by Lauren Johnson in the 100 butter” y, Sasha Matkovski in the 200 butter” y and their teammate Ethan Chestang in the 200 backstroke. In the girls open age group, there were six records set: Stacey Stan“ eld in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, Lindsey Hansen in the 1650 Nicky Tayag warming upfreestyle and Julianna Pettinger in the 100 and 200 backstroke. The Loggerheads are now preparing for their upcoming short course championship meets. The Florida Senior Champs are being held at the Orlando YMCA from February 23 through 26. The Florida Age Group Champs (FLAGs) ages 14 and under will be held in Sarasota March 8 through 11 and the Florida Area Champs for all ages will be March 17 and 18 at Cecil Field Aquatic Center. The Florida Senior Champs and the Florida Age Group Champs will be streaming live on ” oridaswimnetwork.com. Check us out! For more information, please visit www.loggerheadaquatics.com. The Creeks Clash U14 Girls premier soccer team are the U14 champions of the Savannah, Georgia Girls Rock soccer tournament held January 21 and 22, 2012. The team placed “ rst in their bracket on Saturday with a 5-0 win against the Richmond Hill (South Carolina) Comets and a 3-0 win against the Charlotte (North Carolina) Girls Samba. On Saturday the Clash won their semi-“ nal game 2-0 against the JYSC (Jacksonville) Fury White. The team took the championship game with a 7-0 win against the Columbia (South Carolina) Girls Palmetto. The girls had an amazing tournament win with no goals scored against them! Great job ladies! The team is coached by Nelson Quintanilla and is currently ranked 19 in the state. Con-Creeks Clash U14 Girls win Girls Rock soccer tournament gratulations to Assistant Coach Kevin Brown, Gillian Anderson, Michaela Payne, Sydney Ford, Austen Hentschel, Taylor Stratton, Julie Secure, Coach Nelson Quintanilla, Nina Sizemore, Alison Murman, Mikaela Brown, Kate Brown, Savannah OSteen, Hannah Dolores, Mia Traylor and Grayson Sheets, as well as Brooklyn Simonsen and Emily Tomasello, who are not pictured.Creeks Clash U14 continued in next column Creeks Clash U14 continued from previous column Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, March 19 7 pmThis month is “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks. All are welcome to join in the discussion!

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Page 34, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com The CreekLine Proudly serving Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville and the surrounding areas with the very best in home organizational solutions for 20 years. Custom solutions for any area, including closets, laundry and mud rooms, home Authorized ORG Dealer. Free Design Consultation!(904) 273-1696www.pvclosets.comVisit us on Facebook SHORELAND CONSTRUCTION904.347.7652 shorelandconstruction@yahoo.com $ 500 OFF All Florida Soft Water Glenn Copp, Owner INVEST YOUR TAX REFUND IN SOFT FILTERED WATER www.allfloridasoftwater.com of Saint Johns287-0003I absolutely love the water softener. Amazing dierence! I love my hair now. The water tastes great too! The dishes come out of the dishwasher so clean now. They arent cloudy anymore.Ž Give Glenn a call and see what he can do for you!Ž said Susan. (Family Features) With 425,000 items in Apples App Store, it seems like theres an app for everything now. Looking for a pig-latin translator? Need to “ nd the closest restroom? Well, you know the saying. As the number of apps continues to increase, developers are taking the technology beyond fun and games. Today, users can “ nd apps that help organize, simplify and enrich areas of their daily lives. One of these areas is home design. Home design and renova-Simplifying home design with technologytion can feel like a daunting task at the beginning of any project. Whether creating ” oor plans or choosing colors and fabrics, there is a lot to think about,Ž said Sarah Reep, director of designer relations and education at KraftMaid Cabinetry. Luckily were living in a digital age and there are apps and online resources to help homeowners with everything from budgeting to hanging a picture frame.Ž Heres a list of some popular home design apps: KraftMyStyle: With this app from KraftMaid Cabinetry, you can capture images and create photo collages of items that inspire you, like colors, unique spaces, fabrics and art. Style Boards can be shared with family, friends and in the online gallery. When youre working with a designer, this app is a great way to share ideas and inspiration for your homes design. Available for free for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. iHandy Level: Say goodbye to crooked frames. This app turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a level. Available for free for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. ColorSmart: If youre planning on refreshing your homes walls, this app from Behr paint is a must-have. The app makes it easy to try out di erent styles and paint colors in your rooms without picking up a roller. Once youve found your favorite colors, share them on Facebook and Twitter. Available for free for Android, iPhone and iPad. Remodelista: This design sourcebook brings you the latest content from Remodelista, such as DIY projects, 10 Easy Pieces product roundups and Steal This Look. Photo galleries organized by room bring daily design inspiration. The app costs $2.99 and is available for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Paint N Wash: With this app, you can paint works of art„with your “ ngers„then wash it away with the Delta faucet. Great for getting those creative juices ” owing. Available for free for BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad. For more design advice, tools and tips, visit www.KraftMaidByDesign.com. (NewsUSA) Spring heralds a season of fresh starts and growth„and what better way to start anew than with a little spring cleaning? Taking the time to get organized can make all the di erence and it can make the most cluttered closets and dirtiest corners a breeze to clean. With the right tools in hand, organizing any messy space becomes a manageable task. You can save time and money by getting cleaning supplies, like dusters, sponges and automated air fresheners ahead of time. Still dont know where to start? Try these spring-cleaning tips: € Cover the basics. Take inventory of your cleaning supplies. Some musthaves are mops, brooms, sponges, paper towels, trash bags, disinfectant wipes and bathroom-speci“ c supplies. Make a list of what you need so you can get it all in one shopping trip. Many basic and specialty cleaning products are now available online. For the ultimate in convenience, shop online at www.dollargeneral.com. € Tackle the clutter in steps. Spring cleaning can be Tips to breeze through spring cleaning daunting, so take small steps and approach spaces one at a time. Strive to “ nd everything a permanent home. Create donateŽ and trashŽ piles for items you no longer use or need. € Use organizing tools. Overthe-door mesh shoe racks are great for storing all kinds of winter accessories such as hats, gloves, scarves and coats. Get some sturdy hooks for purses, backpacks and other accessories, and relish the feeling of a clean closet. € Revitalize your laundry room. Put a stop to the mountain of dirty clothes that grows every week by getting each family member a laundry basket. If clothing doesnt make it into their bin, its not getting washed. Keep your laundry room stocked with detergent, bleach and stain remover. € Store items in plastic storage containers. Some winter items will be used until the early days of summer, others wont make an appearance until next year. A variety of belongings can be stored in plastic containers to keep them organized and out of the way.

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 35 The CreekLine Your Trusted Source for Floor CareProlong the life of your carpet and tile and keep them looking new with routine professional cleaning. 230-9918 Julington Creek All Pro Independently Owned & Operated www.AllProChemDry.net $25 OFF$150 or more (minimums apply) MICHAEL BOYER PAINTING, LLC287-2203 Licensed & Insured #ST-5178 LLC Mention this ad when calling for an estimate and receive 20% off total labor charges for all interior and exterior paint jobs.**Discount not valid if ad mentioned after estimate, and/or before, during, or after job completion. $200 minimum job. Materials not included. Offer expires June 30, 2012. $25-$ i 904 687 4204 intercoastallandscapes@comcast.net Licensed and insured Intercoastal Landscapes and Lawn Service (ARA) When it comes to home improvement, most of us have two to-doŽ lists: the things we need to do, such as paint the shutters and clean out gutters and the list of those we want to do, such as fun and easy projects that add visual interest or practical enhancements to the outdoors. Since our budgets for both lists are usually limited, it makes sense to seek out projects that are easy, a ordable and that create the most impact in a short amount of time. Spring outdoor projects often show up on both lists. Upgrades can provide a welcoming retreat for your family, or can improve your homes marketability and appeal to potential buyers when it comes time to sell. Fortunately, its easy to “ nd simple projects that take only a weekend and a modest budget to accomplish. Adding elements like planter boxes and raised garden beds is a great way of creating impact without a huge commitment of time,Ž says home improvement expert Mark Clement, co-host of My Fix it Up LifeŽ which airs nationally on iTunes, Blog Talk Radio and at MyFixitUpLife.com Clement o ers some easy tips to help guide weekend projects that anyone can build: Raised bed gardens. Some of the most abundant vegetable, herb and cut-” ower gardens grow exceptionally well in raised beds because there is less soil compaction and they allow for excellent drainage. While raised beds are extremely functional, they can also add style to your yard and garden. Their organized appearance lends a structural element, particularly if you construct them with quality materials like cedar. By carefully selecting the right materials, your garden bed will last longer and look better. Western Red Cedar is a good choice because it is easy to work with, rot-resistant, and it ages beautifully and maintains its shape and strength over the years, even when exposed to extreme weather,Ž Clement adds. Window and planter boxes. An easy and fun green project, wood planter boxes can be built in an afternoon. Whether arranged in a group or hung as window boxes, they instantly add a warm texture and welcoming touch to your front porch or backyard deck when “ lled with foliage. This project allows do-it-yourselfers to inject some personality that transforms the look from simple to elaborate and tie into the character and style of your home. Even if youve never built a box, you can create a classic look by adding a bit of thin trim to the top and bottom of the box,Ž Clement says. You can also buy wooden brackets to support the window box for a more traditional look.Ž Simple structures. For those looking to tackle a bigger project, invite friends over and make it a do-it-yourself project party. From small decks to barbeque platforms, or front door arbors to backyard gazebos, gather friends to help assemble projects that create new spaces and places to entertain or dress up your outdoors. I love to make things that give my yard and home a Easy, a ordable weekend spruce-up projects you can tackle this spring Make plans to attend Bucklers Home and Garden Craft Show, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11 at the Clay County Fair Expo building, located at 2493 State Road 16 West in Green Cove Springs. Enjoy demonstrations and seminars with exhibits inside and outside. Admission and parking are free. For additional information, please visit www.bucklershows.com.“ nished touch,Ž Clement says. And making something as a project makes it truly yours and a part of your home something you can be proud of and really enjoy.Ž Power washing your deck, play equipment and even your furniture is also an easy, lowcommitment, low-cost way to spruce up your outdoor environment. You can buy or rent a power-washer and accomplish the job in a day. Clement does advise to carefully follow the manufacturers instructions when using a power-washer, as too much pressure can cause damage. If used properly, it will brighten up the space like you wouldnt believe,Ž he adds. If youre really ambitious, add a clear “ nish or dark-colored stain to your wood deck and the neighbors will think its brand new.Ž Finally, Clements top tip this spring is simple: Have fun. Share your experience and project photo with friends and family via Real Cedars Facebook page. For detailed steps on how to construct these projects, visit: www.youtube.com/user/WRCLA/ featured. Around the HouseHow to... save on cleaning products!You dont need a different cleaning product for each room in your home. Use just a few good, general cleaners to tackle all types of messes. W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.com Plant ClinicBartram Trail Library Thursday, March 15 Saturday, March 24 10:00 a.m. to noon St. Johns County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your plant and lawn questions. We will accept small soil samples from your vegetable, lawn or shrub areas for free pH testing.

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Page 36, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com The CreekLine “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. Adkins Pool Services, Inc.401-1556thepoolprofessor@att.net Your friendly neighborhood pool service! Award Less than 5% of all vendors on Angie’s List get this award Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 (NewsUSA) Home cleaning is a catch-all phrase for the general de-clutter and organizational projects that abound when messiness trumps neatness. But in addition to clearing out the garage, dont forget to change those oft-neglected “ lters that can harm your health if left unclean. Humidi“ er “ lters, for example, are designed to wick the water and make it easier to evaporate in the air to increase humidity. But, if not changed they can become oversaturated and susceptible to mold, mildew, and bacteria growth that can make you sick,Ž says Alex Hertzog, a water specialist with Filters Fast who is certi“ ed by the Water Quality Association. Most of us eventually remember to change the obvious “ lters, like those on our stove vents or the PUR “ lter on our tap. But what about changing “ lters you dont even know you have? According to the experts, there are seven “ lters you probably dont know you should be changing. 1. Microwave “ lter. The “ lter traps grease and odors from the air, thus protecting the appliance and also preventing odors from recirculating and a ecting the taste and smell of your food. The microwave “ lter should be replaced every six to 12 months. 2. Showerhead “ lter. The “ lter reduces harmful chemicals that can dry out your hair and skin, leading to other negative e ects on the body. It should 7 home lters you probably should changebe replaced every three to six months. 3. Humidi“ er. Most people know humidi“ ers have a “ lter that should be changed, but what they dont realize is that many humidi“ ers actually have up to three “ lters. Its important to change all three “ lters. 4. Co ee maker “ lter. A “ lter is used in most co ee makers and it should be replaced approximately every 60 brews. Theyre designed to remove the disinfection chemicals from tap water. If the “ lters arent changed, they cause more exposure to ingesting chlorine,Ž says Hertzog. 5. Furnace “ lter. To reduce allergens like pollen, dust, pet dander, mold spores and dust mites from leaking into the air, it should be changed every three to six months. 6. Dryer lint “ lter screen. The lint “ lter screen should be replaced as needed, if it has build-up or tears in the screen. Changing the “ lter can prevent “ re hazards, extend the life of your dryer and reduce energy bills. 7. Refrigerator “ lter. The “ lter on a fridge keeps ice fresh and cleans the water dispensed from the refrigerator. Get more “ lter-related advice at www.“ ltersfast.com. (NewsUSA) While youre trying to “ nd every available reason to be outside this spring, termites are doing the exact opposite„trying to worm their way indoors and devour your walls and ” oors. And they certainly arent feasting for free. Termites have an insatiable appetite for cellulose found in wood, eating 24-hours a day, seven days a week. They cause serious and costly damage and can compromise the structural stability of a home,Ž said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public a airs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). NPMA advises home-Tips to halt spring termite infestationsowners to have their homes inspected annually, especially if theyve noticed swarmers.Ž Swarmers are winged termites that arrive in early spring, eagerly looking to set up a new colony. Although they appear similar to ” ying ants, its important that homeowners do not mistake the two species, since termite infestations that are left untreated can quickly damage the structural integrity homes. To make matters worse, damages caused by wood-destroying insects, such as termites, are typically not covered by homeowners insurance policies„ leaving you to foot the bill. The silent destroyersŽ and their saw-toothed jaws can signi“ cantly reduce the long-term property value and “ nancial investment of a house. The NPMA estimates that termites cause at least $5 billion in property losses each year in the United States. Termite season usually begins in early March and lasts through June. The NPMA recommends these tips to prevent termite infestations: € Inspect the perimeter of a home for rotting wood, mud tubes or a visible termite presence. Pay particular attention to doors and windowsills, looking for shed wings. € Avoid water accumulation near a homes foundation by diverting water away with downspouts and gutters. € Never bury wood scraps in the yard. If your home is newly built, remove any remaining grade stakes or tree stumps on your property. € Maintain a one-inch gap between soil and wood portions of a building. € Keep mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation. € Do not stack “ rewood or lumber near home and inspect it carefully before bringing indoors. € If you suspect you have an infestation, contact a licensed pest professional. Termites cannot be controlled on your own. Learn more about choosing a quali“ ed pest professional at www. pestworld.org. Nowis the timeto make your move. Conventional and Jumbo Loans USDA Rural Developement Construction to Perm FHA and VA Loans Condo Loans Fixed or Adjustable Rates First Federal offers: All loans subject to credit underwriting and approval. Please contact a mortgage originator for more details on available loan programs. Contact Scott Neeley Around the HouseHow to... clean lampshades!Use an adhesive lint roller to get the dust off fabric lampshades. Around the HouseHow to... move furniture!When you need to move heavy furniture across uncarpeted oors, fold two clean towels and put them under each end of the piece of furniture. Then slide it easily across the oor! The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.comBe sure to tell our valued advertisers that you saw their ad in T h e C r e e k L i n e ’ s The CreekLine’s Spring Home Improvement Guide!

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 37 904-338-1722Call your Local St. Johns Roofer Roo“ng Division Residential-Commercial The CreekLine 10% O! Mention this ad for 10% discount, or $10 o any service! Does not apply to insurance claimsWe can meet all your glass needs with fast, friendly, free mobile service! www.busybeeglass.com Busy Bee Glass Service, Inc.Services provided: A uto / tru ck gl ass re pl a c e m ent F o gg e d i nsu l ate d gl ass re pl a c e m ent P at i o d oor re p a i rs / re pl a c e m ent Call for a free estimate! 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! (ARA) Springs new growth and warm sunshine provide inspiration for renewal in our lives. Its a time to pack away the sweaters and boots for lighter layers and brimmed hats. Homeowners should embrace this same mindset„one where you pack away the heavy textures and colors of winter in favor of breezy fabrics and fun decor that inspire a fresh feeling in your house. Break out of the winter gloom by making some simple changes to your home with bright, fresh decor. Here are the top trends in interior decorating that capture the optimistic feeling of springtime, without having to spend a lot of time or money. 1. Color your world happy. To uplift your mood and give your home a new personality, color should be the “ rst thing you address. Paint is an easy and a ordable way to dramatically change a living space. Springs hot color palette includes rich hues of blue and turquoise, vibrant pink and orange tones and soft greens and neutrals. Visit your local Lowes for inspiration from the paint color studio that allows do-ityourselfers to identify the hotŽ paint colors of the season and even pick up samples of each hue to try at home. Feeling adventurous? Dabble in some vibrant shades inspired by the ” ora and fauna in your region. Love the bright red of blooming tulips? How about the rich blue of the sky at the noon hour? Try picking one thing and paint it that bold color„a single wall, a door, or even a piece of furniture. Watch as the entire room suddenly comes to life. 2. Mix in light and fresh dcor. Making small changes to your homes decor is a great way to refresh the interior, and you dont have to spend a ton of money. Window treatments are a great place to start replace dense fabrics with airy options that beg to blow in the warm breeze. Next, store away existing rugs and replace with ones that feature bright colors or botanical designs. Dark accent pillows can be replaced with ” u y, colorful options that add life to dated couches and chairs. Seasonal decor changes are simple and can be swapped out year after year. 3. Bring the feeling of greenŽ indoors. The buds and blooms of spring are a big reason its such an inspirational season, and houseplants are a great tool for awakening that sense of nature and bringing Interior design trends: Easy seasonal changes refresh and revive your homethe outdoors inside. Houseplants make any room look more luxurious, and they are natural air cleaners, awakening the senses of springs fresh air. Good, low-maintenance indoor houseplants include the peace lily, spider plant and snake plant. Interior decor can also re” ect the natural feeling that indoor plants provide. Coordinate pieces that feature natures elements, such as a leaf motif on a lamp shade or a beach scene on a piece of wall art. These elements, while subtle, will work together to provide a seamless update to any drab decor. 4. Cut the clutter. Of course any home refresh is not complete without some cleaning. Dont let spring cleaning overwhelm you; start small and go through any clutter, sorting into piles to use, store, give away and throw away. A good dusting goes a long way too, so be sure to hit all the surfaces with a damp cloth. Shine up mirrors, which will re” ect that beautiful spring sunshine to brighten and enlarge the feeling of the room. To stay on top of your organization and home management, create a MyLowes pro“ le at www.lowes.com/ mylowes. While there, you can create a virtual version of your home for easy project planning. You can add items you need or save ideas that inspire you to your pro“ le for easy reference, making it simple to keep track of your to-do list. Millions of people are currently using the program to make home project management simple. Changing your home to re” ect the seasons is easy with a few basic steps and a little creativity. Remember to embrace the feeling of spring and the inspiration will come naturally.The old adage to not judge a book by its cover is practically turned on its ear when it comes to buying a home. Curb appeal is one of the “ rst items our agents address with sellers. The bottom line is that if a buyers interest isnt piqued when they see the exterior of a home, the buyer enters the house with an emotional detachment that is more often than not impossible to surmount. The good news for sellers is that increasing your homes curb appeal can be very a ordable. And studies show that making exterior improvements to a home, such as landscaping, can have a return on investment of up to 150 percent. Heres what we suggest:Judging a house by its coverBy Contributing Writer Sherry Davidson, President, Davidson Realty, Inc.1. Mow the lawn, trim the bushes, prune trees, weed and mulch ” ower beds. 2. Plant yellow ” owers. Yellow evokes a buying emotion. Marigolds are inexpensive. 3. Pick up pet waste daily. 4. Make sure your house numbers are clearly visible. 5. Clean your mail box. Paint it if necessary. 6. Power wash the outside of your home, including the sidewalks. 7. Clean windows inside and out. 8. If your house color is faded and painting the whole house is out of the question, try painting just the window trim. Often times this freshens the look of the house for a fraction of the time and cost.For more helpful hints on how to prepare your house for sale, send us an email or call us for our free tip sheet called Preparing Your Property For Sale.Ž Contact us at info@ davidsonrealtyinc.com. 209-6190I Need a Home! 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. My name is Kai; I am a 6 month old Boston terrier mix. I am current on all my vaccines but still need to be neutered. I am an inside dog, housetrained and crate trained. I get along great with other animals and children. I know simple commands and still very much a puppy. Happy St. Patrick’s DayF ro m your fr i en d s at The Cree k L i ne

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Page 38, The CreekLine • March 2012 • www.thecreekline.com 904-262-SWIM $ Located next to Ace Hardware (Behind Sonny’s) Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448 or email us at: ENCOREDECOR@bellsouth.net10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store H The CreekLine (ARA) When spring arrives with its bright sunshine, fresh air, vibrant colors and light, do you “ nd yourself regretting the decorating decisions you made last fall or winter? Its natural to incorporate the season into your home decor, and the best way to do that is with design touches that can change as easily and quickly as the seasons themselves. While you may love the bright reds and greens of the holiday season or the lush lilacs and blues of spring and summer, making them the foundation of a rooms design can leave the decor feeling out-ofstep when the seasons change. By starting out with a foundation of neutral colors in walls, ” ooring and furnishings, you can add colorful and seasonally appropriate accents. Updating your decor to complement the season is as simple as focusing on a few key areas. Lighting: Its easy to overlook, but lighting is a key element in room design and one that needs to change with the season. In spring and summer, when sunshine is abundant and the days are longer, you can rely more on natural light. During warm months, you may only need arti“ cial light late in the evening, when the advanced hour makes soft, muted light appropriate. Winters shorter days and weaker sunlight lead to greater dependence on arti“ cial light throughout the day, so your lighting design should Easy-to-change seasonal decorating ideasinclude options that can be used throughout the day. Most rooms will bene“ t from a mixture of overhead lighting, ” oor lamps, wall sconces and table lamps. Walls: While neutral-hued walls make a versatile background for virtually any design, dont be afraid to spice things up with seasonal touches. Repositionable wall covering options like SmartStick from MuralsYourWay.com, make it possible to create a seasonal look with a wall mural and then remove it and replace it with something di erent when the season changes. A wide variety of designs mean you can “ nd something to “ t your seasonal decor, and if you dont see anything you like, you can customize by submitting your own original photo through the website. Flooring: If your ” oor is wood or you have a newer home with builder-installed carpet, you probably already have a neutral palette to work with. Adding seasonal ” air to ” oors is as simple as adding or removing area rugs. Area rugs in rich tones can warm up a room during winter months„especially when wood ” oors can feel cold underfoot. In warm months, when your family spends more time outdoors, a more durable area rug, positioned near entryways can help keep soil, grass clippings and other debris o your carpet or ” oor. Accessories: From window treatments to wall art, accessories are an easy, great way to create a seasonal look in any room. In winter, when you want to keep out the chill, choose heavier drapes in colors that inspire warmth and comfort. For autumn or spring, when you want to welcome in sunlight, lighter, sheerer options can be appropriate. And in summer, when youll rely on blinds to block out hot midday sun, pastels and lighter fabrics can be a soothing foil to the utilitarian appearance of blinds. Just as you change your own wardrobe to stay in step with the seasons, updating your home decor seasonally can help make your home feel welcoming and comfortable. Fortunately, its easy to keep your home decor in tune with the seasons when you make a few updates that are easy to change with the season. You be the judge! Which orchid is the best Natures Masterpiece among the thousands that will be displayed at the Jacksonville Orchid Societys show on March 17 and 18, 2012? Admission is free and the hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Garden Club of Jacksonville will be the setting for this magni“ cent exhibition. Located at 1005 Riverside Avenue, the club is easily accessible from Interstate Highways 95 and 10. Directions are available at www. jaxorchidsociety.org. Imagine ” owers that are called lady slippers, dancing ladies, spider orchids, moth orchids and even corsage orchids.Ž Some orchids have fragrances that smell like cinnamon, wintergreen, cloves or jasmine. One even emits a smell of rotting meat to attract a pollinator. Beautiful displays will Orchids: natures masterpieceBy Contributing Writer Keith Hallshowcase di erent varieties of orchids in all colors of the rainbow. Ranging in size from 100 square feet to a card table top the exhibits will be created by 10 commercial orchid growers, four orchid societies and several individual hobby growers. If you want a Masterpiece to take home, the commercial growers will have irresistible blooming plants in all sizes and colors to “ t your budget. Orchid growing supplies will be on hand as well as a repotting service for your overgrown plants. Society members can answer your questions about growing orchids and controlling pests and diseases. A ” owering orchid door prize will be given one lucky attendee. Ten other plants will be ra ed. Put the date on your calendar to come and enjoy seeing Orchids: Natures Masterpiece.View of ve exhibits of commercial growers from 2011 show in main exhibit hall at the Jacksonville Orchid Societys show on March 17 and 18. Around the HouseHow to... save time when cleaning!Get a plastic tote tray to carry with you from room to room. Fill it up with your cleaners, cloths, dusters and extra trash bags. Youll be surprised at how much time you will save if you have everything handy!

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 39 Hundreds to choose from in stock 30 gallon crepe myrtles for only $ 50 TOTAL LANDSCAPES DESIGN & INSTALLATION SODDING & IRRIGATION Trout Creek Location at World Golf Village WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PLANTS IN STOCK... S J &NURSERY & LANDSCAPING WorldGolfVil G IN GOD WE TRUST Free Estimate & Consultation! S J &NURSERY & LANDSCAPING & The CreekLine Present our Spring 2012 Contest “ Put some color in your yard!”Email: tclcontest @rtpublishinginc.com to be entered in a drawing for a crepe myrtle to be given away March 31, 2012. A total of eight winners will be drawn. Must pickup no later than April 30, 2012 at S&J Nursery, 7280 SR 13 N, NW St. Johns County. OR SEND IN THIS ENTRY FORMName Address \ plus Zip Code Phone Send entry to: RT Publishing Inc. 12443 San Jose Blvd., Suite 403, Jacksonville, FL 32223 must be received no later than March 31, 2012 TCL The CreekLine GardeningThe best wayBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS Its always nice to have the best, no matter what it is. This is true of cars, neighborhoods and friends. It is also true of gardens. If you want the best garden, having high quality tools, seeds and plants will surely help. But what really makes a garden shine is knowing the best way to do garden things. Much of gardening is intuitive, but I have found that learning and understanding the best gardening techniques can take your garden to another level. The best way to get rid of weeds, for example, is to hand pull them. Chemical weed killers are, well, chemicals. Do you really want them in your yard? And after you kill the weeds, you then need to apply another product to prevent the seeds, which are not dead, from germinating. When you pull weeds out of the ground (easy to do in our sandy soils), you remove the weed, the seeds and the roots in one simple motion. If the weeds have not set seeds, put them in your compost. Discard weeds with seeds in the trash. Remember, every weed you pull potentially eliminates a hundred or more future weeds. There is also the extra bene“ t that you are exercising and doing it outdoors. However, there is one exception. If you are overrun with torpedo grass, the best way to get rid of it is to sell your home and move. Really. If anyone knows how to get rid of this demon weed, I would like to know what it is. If you are planting a tree, plant high. A tree planted too low in the ground will languish and never fully recover. The root ” are, where the roots begin branching out from the trunk, should be visible. The best way to help a tree to establish its root system and start growing is to keep it watered for the “ rst few months. Water is essential to all plants. New transplants especially need regular watering. The best water is rain water, so set up a rain barrel or two and you will see the di erence in your plants when you substitute rain water for tap water. The best way to prune is only when necessary. The plant always prefers that you not prune at all, so have a good reason and learn how to do it correctly. Its always okay to remove weak and broken branches but it is never a good idea to mutilate a tree by cutting o the top. Jacksonville, we need to stop whacking our beautiful crape myrtles into hat racks. Leave them alone and you wont believe how gorgeous they can be. Lastly, this might surprise you. Research has shown that the best transplants at the garden center are not the bigger ones, already in bloom or with fruit hanging on them. These more mature plants have a tougher time acclimating to change. Odds are the smaller transplants will ultimately out perform them. So now that you know some of the best ways to garden, why are you sitting around reading this column? Get out there and get busy! On Saturday, March 17, the St. Johns County Extension Of“ ce, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, will be hosting Garden Blitz, an intensive day of horticulture education. Throughout the day we will have concurrent sessions and a Master Gardener plant sale going on. The complete agenda will be: 8:30 a.m. … 9:00 a.m.: Registration and refreshments 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m.: Growing ” owers from seed or Bee culture BreakMark your calendars for Garden Blitz10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Tomatoes or Growing cut ” owers Break 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.: Yearround garden color or Intro to Florida Friendly Landscaping Lunch 1:00 p.m. -1:45 p.m.: Landscape irrigation systems or Native plants Break 2:00 p.m. -2:45 p.m.: Compost or Florida landscape plants (walking tour) Adjourn You can register for a single class or multiple classes. The registration fee for just one class is $5. For two or more classes it is a ” at rate of $10. The plant sale will be ongoing outside from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the public has free access. For lunch you can brown bag it or for $6 we will provide you with a lunch that contains wild Florida edibles, a real treat for the adventurous gastronome. You must pre-register for the class/classes and if you wish to purchase lunch. To do so, please call 209-0430 and list your class preferences. Saturday, March 10 10:30 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. Plantation Park Pavilion inside JCP Davis Pond Blvd. Join us for lunch! Bring your family and friends!To volunteer or for questions, call Bill Cosnotti 230-3329NW St. Johns Republican Club Picnic

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