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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 New Riverkeeper! Page 9 Your Vote Counts! Page 12 Wm. Bartram HighwayPage 16 BT Newcomers Page 17 DCE Space Night Page 18 Summer Camp Guide Page 21 National Library Week Page 22 Boy Scouts Page 24 MCE anti-smoking Page 26 Fashion Update Page 29 Palencia tennis tourneyPage 31 Titanic anniversary Movie Review Page 32 Faith News Page 33 Gardening Page 35 Job Finder Page 36 EPIC Spring Page 38 CHS golfer Volume 12, Issue 4 April 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 FREE ONLINE CLASSIFIED ADS Go towww.thecreekline.comand click onFree Classi ed Ads ,D.D.S.entistR.S.,M.S.Aosthodontics MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics(904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek Each year thousands come to the St. Johns County Fair in Elkton to enjoy the carnival rides and the celebration of agriculture with which our county is so blessed. It is ironic that just around the corner and about a half mile down the street is a humble old mobile home. To describe it as humble is generous, as it de nitely has seen a well-used life. It is now serving as the SEA Community Help Resource Center. SEA stands for the communities of Spuds, Elkton and Armstrong. This is where NW St. Johns County resident Kathy Bravo, president of JCP CARES, found a handful of grandmas, moms and wivescommunity matriarchsserving up dinner for the residents of the community. It was a dinner of just what they could bring together from their own modest pantries. What Bravo learned was that on the third Monday evening of each month the St. Vincent Health Unit comes to the community center to provide free check-ups and medical services for the residents of this farm workers Almost a decade ago now, some residents of NW St. Johns County decided to get organized and make a plan to celebrate the history of William Bartram and the beauty of the newly completed Alpine Groves Park in combination with the celebration of Earth Day. These three components have so much in common it was a given that they were married into the origination of the now annual celebration called the Bartram Bash. William Bartram (17391823) was America's rst native-born naturalist and artist. After extended explorations of the southeastern parts of the United States with his father, Bartram published a book entitled, "Travels." In this book he describes a particular plantation that sits along the St. Johns River which is believed to be the Fatio Plantation of New Switzerland. The Fatio site was purchased in the 1930s by John Harris and was inherited by his The Creekside drama department has had an outstanding year so far. In the fall, the group staged a play adaptation of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. The show, which starred Alex Rodriguez as Ponyboy and Kyle Wait as Johnny, radiated with meaningful characterization and heartfelt emotional context. The show was a hit with its housepacked audiences. Just two weeks after wrapping up The Outsiders the Creekside theatre students competed in the District II International Thespian Society (ITS) One-Act competition at FSCJ. For this piece, eight stu-Mark your calendars Bartram Bash to be held at Alpine Groves ParkBy Donna KeathleyYour charitable group’s help is needed!JCP CARES sharing with migrant farmers in ElktonBy Karl Kennellcommunity. In addition to those who live in the immediate area, the farm camps bus in the migrant workers that evening. During the harvesting season there are as many as 150 workers in town. Bravo was overcome by not only the need she observed, but by how joyful the community matriarchs were in serving up their modest meal and trying to provide some clothes and personal items for these working men. Taking initiative, she became determined not only to get JCP CARES involved, but to also get other charitable groups involved. As she said when describing the needed response, "We are very blessed here in NW St. A Monday evening meal is served at the SEA Community Help Resource CenterJohns and do a lot to help those in need in our area. However, we really don't know about the great needs of the least fortunate of the rest of the county." She has made the SEA community a special project and as a result has signed up eight groups to each take a month to go to the SEA Community CenHistorical re-enactors will share their stories at Bartram Bashdaughter, Ruth Harris Bennett. She and her husband, Wallace Bennett, sold the property to St. Johns County in 1999 and the St. Johns County Parks Talented troupe receives superior accoladesCreekside drama presents Bye, Bye BirdieBy Contributing Writer Leia Fixel, Theatre Director, Creekside High School Creekside’s rst superior at the state level.dent showcased their theatrical maturity by shedding light on and bringing social awareness to the issue of teenage suicide with their show entitled May I Have Your Attention, Please? The group earned accolades from the judges for presenting such a meaningful piece and Creekside junior Paige Beiler was named the AllStar Cast Member. In December, the students competed with individual events at the ITS District II competition; the troupe came back with the best record in school history with 10 superior and 16 excellent awards. On March 1, Creekside held a Night of One-Acts and ITS Showcase along with a silent auction. The evening featured The Rules of Comedy, a one-act play directed by CHS seniors Lexi Inks, Austen Taylor, Brian Cespedes and Jessie Walker. In addition, su-Bartram Bash cont. on pg. 9 CHS drama cont. on pg. 16Migrant worker dinners cont. on pg. 30

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www.thecreekline.com • April 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. 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 re”ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. ro ot ed i n or gani cs si nce 19 80 si nc e 19 80 si nc e 19 19 19 9 9 9 80 80 8 o Premium Body Care’ „the best there is. give new meaning to cleaning no plastic bags at checkout coloring the world sustainable bloomin responsible I 5 I 5 S a n J o s e B l v d $10 OFFAny $50 Purchase! VALID AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET JACKSONVILLE ONLY. NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER OR TM DISCOUNT CARD. NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH OR GIFT CARDS. LIMIT ONE COUPON PER CUSTOMER. NO COPIES, DUPLICATIONS OR FACSIMILES WILL BE ACCEPTED. The Race to the Taste 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, April 28 with a 4:30 p.m. start at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Run a scenic 3.1 mile road race through Anastasia State Park, nearby neighborhoods and nish during the 16th annual A Taste of St. Augustine event to be held inside the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Runners will enjoy free admission for two to A Taste of St. Augustine and the exclusive Runners Village. For additional information, please call 829-3295 or visit www.racetothetaste.org. 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 oncourse 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. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 16 to participate in a Texas Hold ‘em fundraiser tournament at the Poker Room at St. Johns Greyhound Park to bene t the American Cancer Society’s Bartram Trail Relay for Life. Check-in and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a Texas Hold em lesson at 6:30 p.m. and the start of the tournament at 7:00 p.m. The cost will be $50 for a player ticket, which will include 2500 chips, donation to Relay for Life and food. The cost of the bystander ticket will be $20 and will include donation to Relay for Life and food. There will be re-buys of $20 up to the fourth round of blinds. There will only be 80 player seats available. You must be at least 18 years old to play. For additional information or to sign up, please contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325. Learn to identify the many varieties of plants growing in our area that are edible. In addition, become familiar with the native plants that attract butter” ies and wildlife to your yard and garden. The public is invited to this free eld trip on Thursday, April 19, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park, located at 2060 State Road 13 in Switzerland. Leaders include Beverly Fleming, Florida Master Naturalist Instructor, Gail Compton, nature columnist and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant. Dress for the outdoors, including closed-toed shoes and hat and be sure to bring water. This event is hosted by members of the Garden Club of Switzerland and St. Johns County Parks and Recreation. For more information, please call 522-1573. The Julington Creek Piranhas Swim Team will hold their 15th Anniversary Season Kicko Celebration on April 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. at the Plantation Park Pavilion. The celebration will feature a cookout, games, late registration, Q & A with Coach Julie Sears and her sta a junior coaches’ meeting and a tting for this year’s team suit. The kicko is a wonderful opportunity to meet the coaches and team board members. This is an informative event for all families, but if you are new to the Piranhas, this gathering is highly recommended! Food tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $2. For more information about the Piranhas, please visit jcppiranhas.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. These business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. 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. World Golf Village Toastmasters meets the rst and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at First Florida Credit Union (entrance in back), located at 1950 County Road 210 West. You are invited to visit the World Golf Village Toastmasters Club. Our members include experienced Toastmasters and those What’s New cont. on pg. 5

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Page 4, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 EXOTIC SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN on the 10 night cruise visits St. Croix, St. Maarten, Dominica, Antigua & St. Kitts. 12-14-2012 Fares from $849, oceanview $939, balcony $1,299 and suites from $1,699. ***** Other dates and itineraries available. 11 night cruise: Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Bonaire and Aruba We help you make the right travel decision. travelleaders.com/jacksonvillefl VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365 Special insurance programs for: Serving Mandarin Since 1990 904-765-2020 www .clayeye.comFind us onFacebook Orange Park: 2023 Professional Ctr Dr. Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-2020 Mandarin: 11790 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-765-2020 Fleming Island: 1615 CR Rd 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Three convenient locations to serve you! SPECIALIZING IN: & Macula S P E C I A LIZIN G IN : Celebrating our ONE year Anniversary in Mandarin! What is really amazing to me is that most people believe that county commissioners have two meetings a month and that is our total schedule. If you are one of those, you might be in for a surprise. The commissioners are assigned boards to sit on as liaison members but on some boards we are actually voting members. These assignments are done by our chairman and are subject to change each year. Then we have di erent boards and organizations within our districts that we also need to keep up with. Besides all of that we also have board members that are very active with state organizations such as Florida Association of Counties. Those activities keep two of our commissioners very busy. Did I fail to mention the regional boards? Yes, we have three or four of those that our members are assigned duties on.A day in the life of a county commissionerI am assigned the following boards: Northeast Florida Regional Airport, Town of Hastings, Flagler Estates CRA, Library Advisory Board, PACT Coalition Board, St. Johns County Finance Committee, West Augustine Weed and Seed, West Augustine CRA and First Coast Work Force Consortium. Of course, you are not required to attend all of these; however, I do attend most on a regular basis. The Town of Hastings, Flagler Estates CRA and West Augustine CRA have their own elected boards and I only attend if it is requested. Our o ce sta keeps our schedules and it gets real interesting sometimes when you have as many as three or four of the agencies meeting the same day. It can make a full day easily.Lets go back to our two regular meetings per month. Each meeting brings new and exciting issues. Sometimes our legal department will need to meet with each commissioner. This is important because we deal with lots of matters that must be handled legally. Other times administration will need time to explain some complicated parts of issues. Sta from various departments will need to go over things on items that concern their department. Keep in mind that because of sunshine laws, all of this is done with each commissioner separately. With all of the above carefully mapped out on your schedule, you still have Consent AgendaŽ items. You may need to talk to the department head concerning certain items so that you can understand all of the details before making a decision or you may want to move that item to the regular agenda. The Consent AgendaŽ normally has 30 to 50 items for approval. Some are very routine and just a matter of house cleaning.Ž I guess you think we are done? Not quite! We still have meetings with applicants and their legal teams to go over items they have on our agenda. They want us to completely understand their request. Our Planning and Zoning Board may have made a decision either for or against and a decision has been made by sta Some meetings we have none of these; others can be four or “ ve for the di erent items. We also have the public come in to voice opinions for or against these request ahead of the meeting. Commissioners may have some days with few or maybe no appointments scheduled. Enjoy it! The other days may not be a straight eight or 10 hours but it certainly can go from early morning to very late afternoon by time you take care of everything. In between the action, you have to catch your breath and get ready for the next event. It is most certainly a full time job with lots of challenges and I love it. I believe we all love it. The American Cancer Societys Relay for Life of Bartram Trail is coming up on May 5 at Bartram Trail High School. Celebrate survivors, remember those who have lost the battle and help ght back for those who are currently battling. There will be over 70 fundraising booths of crafts, food, games, chance drawings, a bouncy village for the kiddies and free entertainment on the stage all day long. If you are a survivor be sure to register at www. bartramrelay.com. There is a survivor ceremony at 12:00 and luncheon for you and one care giver immediately following (check in at 11:30). There will also be a luminaria ceremony at 9:00 pm; luminarias can be bought online at www.bartramrelay.com or at the event from noon to 3:00 pm. At 10:00 pm we have Mr. Relay (a fun drag fundraiser one male team member dresses in drag and tries to get donations for 20 minutes). For more information visit www.bartramrelay.com or contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325.It’s time for Relay for Life!

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board HEARWHAT YOUVE BEEN MISSING Not even the most sophisticated stereo system comes close to the surround sound of the great outdoors. And think of the variety „ from the slightest cricket chirp to a drenching rainƒand everything in between. But these simple pleasures can be lost if you suffer from hearing loss. Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center offers an extensive selection of digital hearing devices, backed by our superior level of professionalism and expertise. Call us today so you dont miss one more thing! LINDZEE NUNEZ, MS, CCC-A GLENN W. KNOX, MD, FACS12276 SAN JOSE BLVD., STE 516 JACKSONVILLE, FL 32223904-292-9777 WWW.DOCTORKNOX.COM Limited Time Offer:Offer expires 4/30/12. Some restrictions apply. Not to be combined with any other offers. FREE Hearing Aid Evaluation 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. Tina P. Fernandez, CPA, PLwww.tpfcpa.com 904-287-2195 Over 30 Years Experience Have Con“dence in Your Tax Preparation & Planning. Allow Me to Assist You. Visit www.tpfcpa.com for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation The dust has settled on the 2012 Legislative session, the budget is set and we in St. Johns County have a better understanding of how education will be funded for next year. In December, the governor came out with his proposed budget, funding education at $1 billion dollars, a large increase over the previous year. When the budget was “ nally passed, the number was even larger … approximately $1.2 billion. However, as I explained last month, this is certainly not a huge in” ux of new money. Federal stimulus dollars dry up this year, leaving a very large gap in our budget. The increase in money partially “ lls that gap as well as addressing the in” ux of new students for next year. As also mentioned before, property values continue to drop. The Property Appraisers O ce estimates that they will decrease an additional 2.6 percent this year. As has been stated before, Floridas economic generators are property tax and sales tax. Property taxes have already declined in St. Johns County in excess of 23 percent, vastly impacting the money generated by the School Tax Millage as well as the School Capitol Tax Millage.What’s New cont. from pg. 3 What’s New cont. on pg. 9At the end of the day, we will need to “ nd additional ways to reduce our budget, continue to draw down our rainy day fund (which is currently about $32 million) or a combination of both to “ ll the approximately $19 million dollar gap we expect next year. I am grateful that the school board and its sta had the foresight beginning in 2006 to “ nd ways to save money so that we could build up our fund balance for the “ nancial downturn we have experienced. However, just as is true in our families, if we continue to live on our fund balance, the day will come quickly when it is completely expended. The Budget Committee met for the “ rst time on March 20 to begin to identify other areas where savings can be realized. However, since we have cut so drastically in the last few years, always protecting our classrooms and our programs, not many additional areas are available to cut. If the economy continues its very sluggish recovery or declines, the day is very fast approaching when we will have to make very di cult decisions concerning electives, academies, and other o erings for our students. Hopefully, the economy will rebound quicker than predicted and we will be able to sustain until that day. On March 14, I had the pleasure of celebrating with Liberty Pines Academy as they were honored by the USO for their in-kind contributions to that “ ne organization that supports our troops. Liberty Pines is the only school in the United States to be presented with an USO ” ag, which acknowledges the $5000 worth of snacks and other contributions that the students collected for our soldiers. Teacher Lauren Siatka organized the e ort which includes a component of teaching our children about the history of the USO as well as the history of the American ” ag. John Shockley, executive director of the Greater Jacksonville Area USO and Jim Bury, airport center director of the organization, were on hand to present the ” ag to Siatka, Principal Randy Kelley and representatives of the student body. Bury told me that the soldiers who are leaving on deployment overseas “ ll their pockets with the snacks that the students donated. This might very well be the only food they have on their 30 hour journey to their duty stations in Afghanistan or Iraq. I am so very proud of the patriotism and generosity of our students and for the focus of our sta on teaching our children the value of giving back to the community. As always, it is my great honor to serve the children of St. Johns County. If I may assist you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12. ” .us. 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 skillsƒand have fun doing it.Ž For more information, please visit www.worldgolfvillage.toastmastersclubs.org. A dizziness support group will meet on April 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mandarin Presbyterian Church (West Campus), Room 9, located at 12001 Mandarin Road. For additional information, please call 2929777. 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 287-0996. The Dreams Come True CutA-Thon will be held at Fringe Salon on Sunday, April 29 from 10:30 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. There will be $25 wash and cuts for men, women and children by appointment only. All proceeds will sponsor the dream of a local child battling a life-threatening illness. For additional information, please contact 287-2947. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Tuesday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 24 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. The 17th annual Flower and Garden Expo will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center located near Interstate 95 and State Road 16 in St. Augustine. Growers, nurseries and vendors from all around Florida o er a variety of ” owering plants and gardening accessories. Gardening lectures will be held throughout the day. In addition to a standard ” ower show and a quilt show, there will be unique and beautiful arts and crafts. Tickets cost $5 and are good for both days (children under 12 admitted free). Free parking is available. For additional information, please call 829-3295 or visit www.epiccommunityservices.org Haven Hospice is hosting a Healing Hearts grief and loss group every Wednesday from April 11 through May 16. The group will meet at St. Johns Family Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 810-2377. The 210 Community Market was founded by a local residents group, The 210 Community Alliance. The goal of both the founders and the market is to unite the communities along the 210 sector. The market is envisioned to be a town center for neighbors to gather and enjoy the open air atmosphere of a local community market. The market will feature specialty foods as well as artisan crafters and organic fruits and vegetables. We have moved the market to a new location, the Winn Dixie parking lot at 2220 County Road 210. Come out and join us and bring the whole family, including the

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Page 6, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff NOCATEE PKWY. N 295 95 202 A1A 9A 115PHILLIPS HWY.BEACH BLVD.SOLANA RD. Located 3.5 miles south of J. Turner Butler Blvd./Hwy 202 at the intersection of A 1 A and PGA Tour Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach For further information: www.venuesplanning.comTim Bullard, Artist Saturday & Sunday April 21-22 € 10 am …5 pmPAINTING € POTTERY € JEWELRY € SCULPTURE sawgrass village festival art sawgrass village festivalart Sprin g Come see us! Stores are open during renovation!SHOPPINGMajor StoresArea Code (904)CVS Pharmacy.....................................285-3634 *Publix..................................................285-5767*Closing Late May for Renovation and Re-opening Late 2012Apparel & AccessoriesAPropos Boutique................................273-8857 Chicos.................................................543-9555 Lemon Twist.........................................280-5955 Marcias Place.......................................280-9212 Patchington..........................................285-4494 Wickets.................................................285-7200 Wickets Kids.........................................285-2060Gifts & Home DcorCadeau …Fine Stationery, Invitations & Gifts................................273-2929 Village Arts...........................................273-4925JewelryVillage Jeweler......................................285-4812DININGAqua Grill.............................................285-3017 Caffe Andiamo.....................................280-2299 Elizabeths Caf....................................543-7677SERVICESLings Alterations & Tuxedos .................280-8856 Savelberg Cleaners................................285-5644 Sawgrass Nails.......................................285-0075 So Unique, So Sawgrass. The Merchants of Sawgrass Village Welcome You! 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 WHAT IS THE MOST FREQUENT ERROR THAT WE SEE? College students doing their own tax return and claiming themselves! Available to many parents of college students is an array of credits or deductions for tuition and other related college expenses. This is often missed because 1) the student (dependent of his parents) prepared his own tax return and claimed himself OR 2) the student never gives the parent the form and the availability goes unnoticed. The Form 1098T is sent to the student, therefore, the parent doesnt often get it. The credit generally does the most good for the parent„rather than the student. If you are the parent of a young college student, request that form, advise your young adult not to claim himself„and contact me to either correct this situation or prepare your return! 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 Call me today for a free consultationKathy Wiedegreen, REALTOR Prudential Network Realty Cell: 904-316-4774 Ofce: 904-260-4300 www.KathySellsJacksonville.com TOP 5 HOUSE SELLING TIPS Here is an example of an advertisement placed on a popular e-commerce classi“ ed site: For Sale: 2005 Denali Yukon. Excellent condition. 46,000 miles. Must sacri“ ce as I am being deployed to Afghanistan next month. Will deliver anywhere in Southeast United States.Ž This used car ad is most likely fraudulent and could result in someone being scammed for a lot of money. This month I would like to share with you some tips for safely using ecommerce sites or for that matter, any online classi“ ed buy and sell social network. E-commerce sites are a great resource for selling things, “ nding apartments, locating services and meeting people. Most of the time transactions go smoothly E-commerce awarenessand both seller and buyer are satis“ ed with the experience. Last year the murder of four men, who were lured to Ohio after responding to an online ad in the belief they had been hired to work on a farm, made national headlines. The more frequent type of classi“ ed ad type crime involves the loss of money in buying or selling. One e-commerce site advises that any business dealings be done with people locally. Trust your instincts and if the o er appears too good to be true, it probably is and be leery. If you have something for sale and someone emails or calls o ering more than you are asking be skeptical and careful. This is usually the “ rst step in getting some of your cash. In this scenario you may be asked to put some money in a phony escrow account supposedly to insure a safe transaction for both parties. Even being asked to make a deposit in legitimate escrow service such as BidPay, Squaretrade or PayPal should raise a red ” ag to proceed with caution. In all e-commerce transactions I would like to add Let the buyer be smartŽ to the old adage of Let the buyer bewareŽ E-commerce scams frequently involve rental property. If you are seeking a home to rent, do not send deposit money or “ rst and last month rent before you con“ rm the property is actually a legitimate rental. The FBI has posted a warning about such a scam operated from Nigeria. The response to a wanted to rent adŽ will say they have a home available in your community because they are missionaries and have accepted an assignment from their church in Nigeria. They will email you pictures of the home then tell you they will give you the address after you send a Western Union money order for the deposit. These sites are also popular for personal ads. If you post such an ad never reveal contact information. Many sites will allow you to setup an email response box that will be forwarded to your undisclosed email address. When meeting someone in response to a posting, always make it in a very public place. Always tell a friend or family member where you are going and when you plan to return. Even after you have met the individual and start to feel comfortable dont let your guard down too soon. If during the “ rst meeting the other person suggests to go to some place quieter say no and use your best intuition as to whether you want to continue the meeting and conversation. Using e-commerce or other social sites can be fun and rewarding if you use some of these tips to insure your safety and protect yourself from being scammed or worse, harmed. Thank you for taking the time to read my column and if you have suggestions for future topics or any issue related to law enforcement and public safety in St. Johns County please contact me at dshoar@sjso.org.On February 24, 2012, during their 62nd annual meeting, First Florida Credit Union announced the election results for the board of directors. Incumbent directors Robert W. Gentry and Nancy H. Meier were re-elected to serve threeyear terms. Jonathan R. Lyon was elected to serve a threeyear term as well. LaTisha J. Thompson was elected to serve a one-year term. In addition to o cer reports and election results, special Members for credit unions board of directors electedacknowledgement was given to director, Linda M. Treml and former directors, Sam L. Cook, Jr. and John M. Milton, Jr., for their many years of credit union volunteer service. Treml has 32 years of service, Cook has 33 and Milton has over nine. They have played key roles in the success of the credit union. The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 7 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. 108 Bartram Oaks WalkLocated inside the Spa and Salon at Bartram Walk. 899-1234Carl Slack C C C C l l l l S S S S l l l l k k k k L ife is full of choices, choose to have the best color.Proudly oering you either, Goldwell or Organic Color The new chief advocate and public voice for the St. Johns River is Lisa Rowe Rinaman, who took the helm to run the show in February and has hit the ground running! Her serious role is one we all applause here on the First Coast…as the river runs through us, but who is Rinaman after work? I met Rinaman the other afternoon to share a cappuccino and chat. She is a tall elegant blond with a “honey sweet” Arkansas drawl—a beautiful smile and an overall warm, genuine lady. She was born and raised in Arkansas, went to school in Little Rock at the University of Arkansas and graduated with a degree in marketing. After working in the same area at her rst job for a while, she decided she needed to make her “place” in the world. So she began her “want list” of where she should go. First on the list was, you guessed it, water. Yes, she loved her annual vacations to the beach with her family, but one time a year wasn’t enough! Also on that list was “to stay in the south” and “to live somewhere with rich history and heritage.” She interviewed in Jacksonville for a job with The Business Journal and fell in love with the city. She was smitten by the historic architecture of the downtown area and was wowed by the new development that was going on in the center of the city, like The Landing project. So the rest was history; she went to work in Jacksonville in 1997. Rinaman quickly got involved with downtown and its politics and ultimately involved in a downtown community and its activities. In nding a place to live, of course her search was in historic areas. “At that time Spring eld was raw,” said Rinaman. “Everyone was just coming together to renew and revive the area.” She bought a xer-upper on an old urban lot 200 feet deep Congratulations to 2011 Bartram Trail High School graduate Michael J. Thompson, who graduated from the United States Marine Corps recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina on February 24, 2012. Thompson is the son of James L. and Sherri S. Thompson of St. Johns. Meet our Riverkeeper…. Lisa Rowe RinamanBy Donna Keathleyfacing the creek. Still to this day she and her husband, Mark Rinaman, continue the ongoing restoration of the home while keeping faithful to architecture. Mark Rinaman, a Jacksonville native, came into the picture in 2004. He knew her love of the water and their rst date was a win-win! He took her out for a kayak ride, leaving the shores of Trout Creek in St. Johns County; they had dinner on the water at a popular sh camp in the Six Mile Marina area and returned to the dock in the moonlight of the St. Johns River. Again, the rest was history! Now there are two more Rinamans, Mark Jr., and August, plus Joe-Joe, their Springer Spaniel. The St. Johns River is an integral part of Lisa Rinaman’s life; her family lives on the river, plays on the river and it is an everyday thing that they celebrate the river. This role overlaps with her nine to ve life, with an emphasis of protecting the St. Johns River in full view daily. Her goals include making relationships with more good stewards and volunteers to get involved with her in her passion. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913 International Affairs Discussion Group and Book Club Tues, April 24  6:30 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibraryThe discussion will be moderated by Joseph Warner, retired U.S. diplomat and adjunct professor of Geography and International Relatioans. 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: “China, Superpower?”

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Page 8, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Experience some of the best sounds of jazz as our creek-side auditorium is transformed into a swinging jazz lounge spotlighting vocalist Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Scott and their Swingin Allstars. Enjoy sophisticated swing, classic jazz, and Chicago/NewOrleans-style swing. Kelly and Scott are featured in the book The New Face of Jazz, are members of the UNF Jazz Faculty and Alumni Group, and teach in clinics and conferences nationally. Hors doeuvres will be served Free admission! No RSVP necessary. A powerhouse performance on Westminster Woods beautiful creek-side campus! 25 State Road 13 in Jacksonville Westminster Woods on Julington CreekpresentsLisa Kelly and JB Scotts Swingin Allstars! Jazz Creekon thePMPMDiscover Active Living! Ask about our new Southwood Village neighborhood!For questions, call Melanie Davis at 904-287-6597. 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 Just in time for St. Patricks Day, some neighborhood leprechauns dipped into their Pot O GoldŽ to help Christs Cupboard provide for Easter. These are not your everyday leprechauns; they are a group of patrons at Shannons Irish Pub who have over the year been “ lling their Pot O GoldŽ by stapling dollar bills with their signatures upon them around the bar. Recently the group, composed of Ray Walsate, Charlie Keller, John Chupa, Tom Bossola, Nick Catalano, Jr., Howard Miller and Joe Bishop, had to make a decision as to just what to do with the treasure, when Shannons Pub owners Bob and John Veal decided that the treasure had to be taken down to make way for a bit of remodeling and repairs. They thought since it was local patrons who had created the treasure, about $400 in total, that it would be best to share it with a neighborhood charity that could get it to those in need right here in the community. When leprechaun Bishop suggested that the treasure should be donated to Christs Cupboard Food Bank at Celebra-With rainfall signi“ cantly below normal across north and east-central Florida, the St. Johns River Water Management District is reminding water users about the heightened importance of water conservation and landscape irrigation restrictions. Record low groundwater and surface water levels are occurring across northeast Florida, where rainfall de“ cits for the past 12 months exceed 20 inches in some areas. In central Florida, rainfall also is below normal, and surface and groundwater levels are generally below average. The district expects water levels to remain low throughout spring and early summer if only average or below-average rainfall occurs. Low groundwater levels can pose pressure and saltwater intrusion problems for water supply utilities and also can a ect the ability of private self-supply wells to produce water. More than half of Floridas residential water use typically occurs outdoors. Mandatory watering restrictions are in place throughout the year within the districts 18-county region to ensure the e cient use of water for lawn and landscape irrigation. Coinciding with the return to daylight saving time on March 11, 2012, landscape irrigation is currently allowed no more than two designated days a week and only before 10:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. The district encourages homeowners and businesses to conserve when possible and to save water by irrigating only when lawns or landscapes show signs of stress from lack of water. Conservation is among the districts most important strategies to help meet Floridas water supply needs and is especially important when drought conditions are present. To encourage Leprechauns spill Pot O GoldŽ for Christs CupboardBy Karl Kennelltion Lutheran Church on Roberts Road, the hat was passed around and another $232 was added to the pot. Bishop, a member of Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council at San Juan Del Rio Church, took the monies to the council to give to Christs Cupboard as part of the Knights of Columbus Knights Harvest food drive. The Knights of Columbus passed around the hat again and another $220 was added. He then took on the task of converting all these signed dollars into cash for the donation. Just before St. Patricks Day, the group of leprechauns and Shannons Irish Pub owner Bob Veal invited Lisa Mado and Diane Conklin of Christs Cupboard to stop by for a bit of Irish spirit, during which they presented a check for $852 to the food bank. It was none too soon, since Easter was just around the bend and it is one of the times of the year that the food bank needs a substantial amount of help. A Tip O The Hat and a great big Go Raibh Maith AgatŽ or thank you goes out to these imps of Ireland. They deserve a stout toast to their warm generous hearts!Water conservation is key to reducing droughts e ectsBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districawareness about the importance of water conservation, the districts governing board and other public entities have recently approved proclamations designating April as Water Conservation Month. Like homeowners, water supply permit holders are also required to use water e ciently. Water supply utilities, golf courses and plant nurseries have speci“ c restrictions associated with their permits. The district also encourages the use of reclaimed water and storm water to conserve potable water. Visit the districts special web page (” oridaswater.com/ facts/dryweather) for more information about drought conditions and water conservation.

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 9 Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician683-4376 12421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Solantic )Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.com 23 Years Experience Accepting most insurance and Cash paying patients.Immediate same day appointments available. Jane Moore, Licensed Massage Therapist ( LMT # 0023441)Massage Therapist on Sta ChiropractorTHE PATIENT OR 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 THAT IS PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE S, EXAMINATIONS OR TREATMENT. FREE A value of $395Must present this ad to receive offer. Not valid with any other offers. Expires 5/1/12Stop suffering from: Open Saturdays (if medically necessary) ( 904 ) 825 9960 In the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center on CR 210 W2220 CR 210 W, Suite 312, St. Johns, Florida 32259 Spring Special10% OFFAny dental treatment, including crowns, bridges, partials, veneers, etc. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 5/15/12New Patient Special Adults $99 & Children $79Includes dental exam and x-rays, a uoride treatment, teeth cleaning and polishing. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 5/15/12 Gentle, Caring Dentistry for the Whole FamilyJohn M. Joyner, DMD Q: What are the new color trends for spring?A: Bright. saturated color! Pair bold colors with crisp white for a fresh look. 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? With the 2012 Primary and General Elections on the horizon, the Supervisor of Elections O ce is taking its Voter Outreach ProgramŽ to the neighborhoods and communities of St. Johns County. On March 16, our Voter Outreach ProgramŽ began with a booth at the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival. The three-day event was a big success. Almost 100 voter registration applications were completed including new registrations, party changes and address updates. Through this new voter outreach program, we will be attending many scheduled local events, festivals, and other public activities throughout our communities where residents can register to vote, update their voter record, request an absentee ballot or obtain elections information through our convenient booths sta ed by members of the Elections O ce and by valued volunteers. In todays busy environment, many voters have a tendency to overlook updating their voter record „ or even register Your Vote Counts!By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections, St. Johns Countydog. The market will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. The North Florida Women’s Chorale will honor Floridas Spanish heritage and culture in a free concert entitled CancionesŽ at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine on April 13 at 7:00 p.m. This 30-voice choir, under the direction of Kerry Fradley with Samuel Clein accompanying, will perform songs with Spanish and Latin American ” avor including RitmoŽ by Davison and A La Nanita NanaŽ and PlenaŽ by Saez. The chorale will also celebrate other muchloved aspects of our state singing songs such as SummertimeŽ by Bernstein and Sudden LightŽ by Schultz. The concert will feature guest artist, world-famous classical guitarist Andrew Stroud who hails from Tallahassee. He will accompany the chorale on several songs and will perform some solo pieces including Invocation et DanseŽ by Joaquin Rodrigo and MilongaŽ by Jorge Cardoso. The Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center announces that it will o er a free, trial beginner dog obedience training class to the community on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the Recreation Center parking lot. Those interested may bring their dog and see how positive reinforcement dog training classes can bene“ t their relationship. A professional trainer will demonstrate commands and answers questions from the audience. There is no obligation to attend this class. Participants that would like to continue with training may sign up for a six-week beginner session which will be o ered on Tuesday evenings, April 24 through May 29, at the Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center. For further information, please visit www.jcpcdd.org.What’s New cont. from pg. 5to vote. My pledge to you is that I and my sta will be available to assist you through our Voter Outreach ProgramŽ to make participating in our elections process as easy and convenient as possible. This is my way, as the Supervisor of Elections, to serve you better. Come visit us on April 21! We will be attending the Bartram Bash at the Alpine Groves Park in the NW area of the county. Also, we are further enhancing the o ces website to better serve the community. The Voter Outreach Programs will be connected to the Elections O ce website through a new events calendarŽ feature. Be sure to check it often for scheduled events in your neighborhood. Visit the Supervisor of Elections website at votesjc.com for more information or call 823-2238. Dont forget to come visit our booth April 21 at the Bartram Bash Alpine Grove Park We hope to see you there! Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!and Recreation Department opened it to the public in 2004 as Alpine Groves Park. Alpine Groves Park is a 55 acre passive park located along the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway in NW St. Johns County. The original home place (circa 1880s) and the old fruit packing house still stand today. The homes exterior has been restored but the restoration of the interior has yet to be funded. Alpine Groves Park provides to the public a playground, walking trails, a picnic pavilion and a beautiful view of the St. Johns River. Members of the Switzerland Garden Club have created and maintain a beautiful butter” y garden at the entrance of the park for all to enjoy. This lovely venue is the home of the now popular yearly Bartram Bash. This year is the eighth annual Bartram Bash, which will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to come and enjoy the celebration which includes kayak rides, musical entertainment, childrens crafts, riverfront activities and the ever popular butter” y release. Mike Adams, a local re-enactor, will portray William Bartram at the event. All activities are free for the entire family which includes a light hot dog lunch. The Bartram Bash is sponsored by the St. Johns County Recreation Department, the Environmental Education Resource Council (EERC) and the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Corridor Group, along with numerous community organizations, individuals and private donors. The exact address of Alpine Park is 2060 State Road 13, Switzerland, Florida 32259. For more information about the Bartram Bash, please contact St. Johns County Park Naturalist Beverly Fleming at 522-1573.Bartram Bash cont. from pg. 1

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Page 10, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes and One or More Cardiovascular Risk Factors? Are you doing all the things you should to control your Type 2 Diabetes and your blood sugars are not controlled? You may qualify to participate in a clinical research study of an investigational drug for diabetics if you: (high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes more than 10 years, current smoker, high cholesterol, a history of MI, heart stents, stroke, or peripheral artery disease)MA1106824For more information call:St. Johns Center for Clinical Research( 904 ) 209-3173www.jaxresearch.com related medical exams. You may be reimbursed for time and travel. 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: Call me today for a free consultationKathy Wiedegreen, REALTOR Prudential Network Realty Cell: 904-316-4774 Ofce: 904-260-4300 www.KathySellsJacksonville.com TOP 5 HOUSE SELLING TIPS The Florida House and Senate … both bodies, unanimously … passed HB 0107 near the end of the regular 2012 session of the Florida Legislature in February and have sent the bill to Governor Rick Scott for his signature. As of press time, the governor is expected to sign this bill. HB 0107 is an overhaul of the laws governing community Eighth of a seriesFlorida House, Senate unanimously pass CDD reform legislation in addition to Governor Scott ordering statewide CDD reviewBy J. Bruce Richardsondevelopment districts and special districts; there are 39 of the districts in St. Johns County. This action accompanies the Executive Order issued by Governor Scott on January 12 for a comprehensive review of all community development districts and special districts in the state of Florida. In his Executive Order, the governor noted there are 1,634 districts statewide, of which 16 are currently inactive. One thousand and six of the districts are independent special districts and 628 are dependent districts. Collectively, the districts during the 2009 “ scal year collected $15.5 billion in revenues, which are kept within the districts. Together, the governors order and HB 0107 are designed to closely examine the purpose of districts, whether the districts are functioning properly, consistently and in the most e cient way and then have a legal mechanism for the state to either close districts, take them over or merge them with other government entities. Community Development Districts are a device originally conceived to help real estate developers create infrastructure for new communities, such as the various named communities in St. Johns County. By creating the districts, the developers were able to sell bonds on the public market to pay for roads and drainage projects and other infrastructure, such as community swimming pools. Many of the districts were set up with the intention of once the bonds were paid o … in 20 or 30 year cycles … then the districts would be debt-free and only continue as a basis for maintenance of facilities. Once roads are built with CDD bond money, they are typically turned over to the host county or state and are then maintained from county or state public funds. The same is true with some sewer facilities; others remain under the ownership and maintenance of the CDDs, or are sold to private utility companies. Community Development District annual fees are imposed on residents (and some commercial businesses and non-pro“ t businesses such as churches) within the boundaries of the district on top of county property taxes. Many real estate agents dislike selling homes in areas with CDDs because of the additional annual expense of the fees and it is often impossible to predict the stability of those fees, many of which are permanent. As a result, Realtors often feel CDD fees take away from the value of a home instead of adding to the value. As an example, for CDD fees in Julington Creek Plantation CDD from 2006 to present, the single family homeowner 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. It only takes three of “ ve votes of the Julington Creek Plantation elected CDD board to raise annual fees; there is no executive with veto authority to stop any action by the board. As a matter of course, boards such as this may take virtually any action chosen by the board with no ability to stop the action short of a lawsuit by a quali“ ed individual with legal standing. This is a sample of the reasons why the governor has issued his Executive Order to examine all CDDs and special districts statewide and the legislature unanimously approved legislation to overhaul the process of the state taking more control of CDDs and having apparatus in place to make local changes, if necessary. As The CreekLine has been reporting in its exclusive series for the past seven months, CDDs in St. Johns County collect anywhere from a few hundred dollars a year to nearly $4,000 per year for residents. Commercial CDD fees range from less than $7,000 per year up to nearly $200,000 for a large chain grocery store. Even churches … normally exempt from any type of taxes in Florida … are required to pay CDD fees in Julington Creek Plantations CDD, an average of nearly $11,000 per year. In NW St. Johns County, visual inspection of commercial properties within CDD boundaries shows high vacancy rates in desirable locations next to a large chain grocery store, while identical commercial properties just outside of the CDD boundaries show nearly full occupancy, even as the economy is struggling. Also as reported in the March 2012 issue of The CreekLine, the Julington Creek Plantation CDD has moved from being an infrastructure maintenance CDD to an entity mimicking a resort town municipal structure, operating multiple swimming pool facilities, tennis courts and other “ tness facilities, including a child care service, public caf operating at an annual “ nancial de“ cit and more. According to Julington Creek Plantation CDD documents provided to The CreekLine, employees of the CDD are highly paid and the managers have all received substantial raises since 2006. In addition to salaries, these managers recently received a combination of nearly $25,000 in bonus monies, based on performance of their assigned duties for the last year. More is being planned. In March, the Julington Creek Plantation CDD placed an employment opportunity on its website for the position of massage therapist. The listing reads, in part: Massage Therapist. The Massage Therapist administers professional massage treatments to our clients. They must have ea thorough knowledge of numerous massage modalities. Follow policies and procedures, maintain a professional attitude, treat clients and sta CDD reform cont. on pg. 11 Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913

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www.thecreekline.com • April 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. www.maymgt.com MAY Management Services, Inc.Licensed Property ManagementMAY Realty & Resort RentalsLicensed Real Estate Brokerage “Our job is to help Boards of Directors successfully manage their Associations” The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village Tim HutchisonRegional ManagerJulington Creek Plantation 1637 Racetrack Road #206 St. Johns, Florida 32259904-880-8796New Of“ce!Pam Drury Licensed Property ManagerDottie KrinerLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-Kelley, CAMRegional ManagerDiane HartmanLicensed Property ManagerKathy May“eldLicensed Property ManagerDeborah AlleyLicensed Property ManagerLaura QualantoneLicensed Property Manager904-940-1002 Go to the prom after getting Panache! Get Glam Package!Special Event Style, Makeup Application & Eyebrow Wax $90 (save $15) Please mention ad when booking2758 Race Track Rd. in Julington Creek 32259 Plantation Publix Plaza (904) 209-1320www.getpanache.com BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYFor Family or Retired F S B K For more information contact: -Over the past three months, the Julington Creek Plantation CDD has been discussing budgets, salaries, bonuses and various Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), stormwater ponds and landscape topics. Did you know the JCP CDD consistently collects an average of $250,000 in excess revenue (that is, tax assessments plus operating revenues, less operating expenses and capital reserve contributions) each year? So why have your CDD assessments increased 70 percent since 2007? If you are puzzled by that, dont feel alone. Get involved and ask questions of your CDD leadership. Discussions of government employee salary increases and incentive bonuses can be contentious topics. I believe that the goal should be for government employees to receive pay, perks and bene“ ts comparable to some valid benchmark, but the CDD has, in my opinion, failed to determine what is fair or comparable salary ranges. The CDD refuses to perform a comprehensive salary analysis to evaluate each position based on its job description and the with respect at all times. Professional Requirements: € Florida State Massage Therapy License: Active and maintain in good-standing. € Active Insurance Policy: Covering 1,000,000/1,000,000 Malpractice Liability InsuranceƒŽ This position is in addition to openings for pool deck servers, child watch counselors, summer camp counselors and a personal trainer, all of which are paid through the community development district. Many of the St. Johns County CDDs will have contested open seats up for election this fall during the presidential general election on November Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Sam Lansdale, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development Districtregional pay scale. If we dont know what a fair salary range is, how can we make decisions on salary increases or bonuses? This is why the salary increases of employees by 117 percent, 102 percent and 86 percent over the last “ ve years has been questioned by some residents. Also, the CDD approved about $25,000 in incentive bonuses, distributed among 22 employees and that proposal was not even on the meeting agenda. Those bonuses were in a budgeted line item labeled Employee Bene“ ts,Ž which included employee healthcare insurance costs and employee bonuses. This year, I asked that this line item be broken out as two separate line items to provide greater transparency. In February, the general manager submitted a proposal to increase employee salaries by about $31,000, which included an increase in the general managers own salary, but by the time of the February meeting, the general manager removed the proposal to reevaluate the salary increases. Salaries have not been discussed since the February meeting. The CDD recently hired an ADA expert to evaluate our facilities and grounds and make recommendations of upgrades necessary to comply with the latest version of the law. As you have probably seen, the CDD has made improvements to the pools, sidewalks, play areas and the “ tness areas to improve accessibility. You may have seen activity near or around some of our stormwater ponds. Recently the CDD hired a contractor to repair some areas of erosion that have taken place around the pond edges and around the drainage pipes. The goal of the work is to prevent future erosion of the stormwater ponds as the water level ” uctuates. At the March meeting, the CDD chose four residents to serve on a committee to evaluate contractor proposals to maintain the CDD grounds and the rights-of-way on Race Track Road and State Road 13, which includes mowing, weeding and pruning. Presently, a contractor maintains these areas for approximately $215,000 per year. The JCP CDD provides a CDD reform cont. from pg. 106. The qualifying period for becoming an o cial candidate is from 12:00 noon, June 4, 2012 through 12:00 noon, 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 is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada, and authors an Internetbased transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville. Are you feeling the peer pressure to get on Facebook? And what’s up with Twitter and Google Plus? Come in for an overview of current social media and see which one fits you best. Please 827-6960 for registration information.Social Media Overview Thursday, April 26 • 11 am Bartram Trail Branch Library CDD report cont. on pg. 12

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Page 12, The CreekLine • April 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 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 Free agent with every policy. Ill 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 At the March 9 meeting, there was a good deal of news about our ongoing activities. The biggest news is that the Americas Byways Resource Center has determined that our organization has quali“ ed for their PEER Advisory Program. This means that two of their experts will be in Fruit Cove to conduct a series of workshops aimed at helping the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway (WBS and HH) establish strategic priorities, help increase membership and develop fundraising strategies. While we are the recipients of this PEER Advisor award, the Scenic Highway Management Council has decided to invite other non-pro“ t organizations to participate since they too, have similar needs. The PEER Advisors will be here on April 10, 11 and 12. Ill give an update on what we learn in the May issue of The CreekLine.William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netThe Tree Committee reported on their progress of tree selection and the fact we will have a tree planting ceremony at our eighth annual Bartram Bash scheduled at Alpine Groves Park for April 21. Come on out to enjoy the day, the tree planting and a variety of other activities for old and young alike. We also heard a report on the possibility of qualifying for a St. Johns County Tourist Development Council (TDC) grant to assist us in making future programs of greater interest to the northwest community and travelers to our county. Program workshops for potential applicants will be conducted in mid-April. There are very speci“ c requirements to qualify for a grant so being at these workshops is very important. In other news, weve been in contact with the St. Johns County School Board with a plan to share the accomplishments of the Scenic Highway organization, including our award winning DVD video Up from the Roots … Remembering Rural St. Johns County.Ž Our objective is to establish an education program within our county schools to help educate students on the early history of St. Johns County and more speci“ cally the Northwest. This county has a wide variety of resources that are important to bring to our students, parents and the general public. Weve had a great deal of success with the DVD video mentioned earlier. Part of this interest has given the DVD video a prominent place on the agenda of the coming meeting of the St. Johns River Alliance at Westminster Woods here in Fruit Cove, courtesy of Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson and the Alliance. To help pique your interest in the video, a clip 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. Last month I mentioned forming a speakers bureau to bring our story to residents of St. Johns County; we would like to speak to your group or community association about the Scenic Highway and its many intrinsic resources and share our master plan and future projects. If you or your group is interested in having one of our members speak at your next meeting please contact me. You can sign up for our newsletter at: www.bartramscenichighway.com. Our next meeting is will be on April12 at the County Annex on Flora Branch Boulevard.St. Johns County School Board Chairman Bev Slough has “ led paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to run for Floridas 6th Congressional District. The district encompasses St. Johns, Flagler and parts of Putnam and Volusia counties.Congress is in desperate need of true conservatives and common sense leadership. Over the past decade, as a school board member, Ive helped balance a nearly half-billion dollar budget, manage 3,600 employees and reduce spending, all while maintaining Floridas top-rated school district,Ž said Slough. Slough is the only current candidate for Floridas 6th Congressional District to live, work, raise a family and to hold elective o ce within the district. Slough stated, The citizens School Board member to run for Congressof St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam and Volusia counties deserve a representative who understands their unique needs. Ive lived in this district for over 33 years, raised my family here, worked here and Ive had the honor to serve this great community both on the school board and through multiple charities.Ž Slough currently serves as chairman of the St. Johns County School Board. St. Johns County has been ranked the top school district in Florida for the past three years. She is also president of the First Coast United Way, past president of both the Florida School Boards Association and EPIC Community Services and an active member of the boards of St. Johns Education Foundation, PACT Prevention Coalition, Character Counts! and JCP variety of activities that may interest you this spring. I encourage you to sign up for free email alerts at www.jcpcdd.org to receive email reminders of upcoming events and programs. We work for you and I encourage you to attend the Board of Supervisors meetings and voice your concerns or opinions on how we are conducting your business. The next CDD meetings will take place on April 10 and May 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the JCP Recreation Center. Feel free to contact me day or night via email or phone at 509-4902 or SLansdale@jcpcdd.org. This article is my opinion and in no way constitutes nor implies district opinion, endorsement, sponsorship or viewpoint. The views expressed may or may not be shared by CDD report cont. from pg. 11CARES. Slough lives in St. Johns with her husband, Wes, pastor of Switzerland Community Church. They have two daughters, Julie Simmons and Elizabeth Slough and two grandchildren.the other JCP CDD Supervisors.Editor’s Note: The CreekLine is appreciative that Supervisor Lansdale approached us and offered to write a column for us to share with our readers. The CreekLine is, and has always been, agreeable to publishing columns penned by our elected of cials so that they may communicate directly with our readers, their constituents. Any questions or requests for additional public servant columns may be directed to editor@thecreekline.com. The CreekLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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Professional pet sitting is an important segment of the pet industry, o ering in-home care of pets while their owners are away. Pet sitters also provide important gate keepingŽ services such a taking in the mail and newspapers, which help the home retain an active, livedin look. This is an invaluable service for travelers, vacationers, homebound individuals and other pet owners with scheduling problems. Pet sitting is an excellent alternative that is more convenient for pet owners and more comfortable for pets. PSI o ers educational programs, networking opportunities, product information, client referral and many other services to members and their 750,000 Memorial Hospital will bring quality emergency care to St. Johns County when it opens a free-standing emergency room towards the end of 2012. The 12 bed, 11,000 foot facility will be located at 3635 Race Track Road. We are excited about being able to provide emergency care to an area that needs it,Ž said Memorial Hospital CEO James OLoughlin. We would not be expanding to St. Johns County if it werent for the strong support of county leaders. They deserve a lot of credit for making this happen here.Ž The Race Track Road location is one of four free-standing emergency rooms that HCA, of which Memorial Hospital is an a liate, plans on building in Florida and the only one in Troop 280, a Boy Scout troop in Julington Creek, is participating in the North Florida Council Camp Card program. Camp Cards are an annual spring fundraiser in the council that helps to raise money to send Scouts to Summer Camp. One of the best things about the Camp Card program is that it o ers a low cost to the buyer with very high returns,Ž said Carol Barthel, fundraising chairperson for Troop 280. The outlay is only $5 per card, yet purchasers can get savings easily equaling 10 times that.Ž O ers on the card this year include great one-time use coupon o ers including $3 for Publix stores, free lettuce wraps at PF Changs and a buy one get one at 50 percent o Ž dinner at Sonnys. Some of the more popular o ers on the card are for use on every visit through the end of the year, including free chips and salsa at Chilis, buy one sub, get one free at Subway, free soft drinks at The Loop, 10 percent o at Bruccis Pet sitter celebrates nine years with PSIclients. PSI President Patti Moran noted, Pet sitters are trusted caregivers. According to a 2011 state of the industry survey, pet owners rely on their pet sitters during vacations and business trips, for midday dog walks, puppy training, geriatric care, transportation to vet clinics and groomers and the peace of mind that comes with engaging the services of a pet-care professional.Ž With membership in PSI, All Ears Pet Sitting has reinforced its dedication to staying current with trends in the pet industry and maintaining awareness of what pet owners want. All Ears Pet Sitting is available for pet sitting in Julington Creek, Mandarin, Switzerland, Fruit Cove, the County Road 210 corridor and World Golf Village. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! New free-standing ER coming soon to NW St. Johns CountyNorth Florida. Several hospitals submitted requests for free-standing ERs in their areas. Strong community support and a generous economic incentives package from the County convinced corporate leaders that St. Johns County needed this expansion project. Plain and simple, this would not have happened without community support,Ž OLoughlin said. Its one thing for us to say an ER is needed, its a lot di erent when you have citizens and county leaders saying its vitally needed.Ž The Race Track Road location will be a full-service ER with a dedicated pediatrics area, which makes it a lot di erent from an urgent care center. This facility will be licensed by the state as an Emergency Department and gives St. Johns County rescue crews a place for patients to be treated 24-7.Troop 280 selling camp cardsBy Contributing Writer Brian Miller, Scoutmaster and $1 o burritos at Moes. Camp Cards are great to sell, but we also like that they help to support local merchants and are a great deal,Ž said Stephen Stanton, senior patrol leader at Troop 280. Plus, people who buy them are really pleased with the quality of the o ers.Ž To purchase a Camp Card, you can go to the Troops website at www.julingtoncreekscouts.com and click on the Camp Card page. You can pay via PayPal and we will ship a card out to you or follow the instructions for mail-ins. Troop 280 was founded in 2009 and just celebrated its third birthday. The troop originally chartered with “ ve scouts and three leaders. Today, the membership is at 63 active scouts. The troop is chartered by River of Life United Methodist Church and meets every Monday year round from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For information on the troop, please visit the website at julingtoncreekscouts.com W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website: Everybody reads The CreekLineShouldn’t your ad be included?Contact Linda Gay today! lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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The genres are varied and include both books that have been around for a long time and books that are new to the scene. The most popular of course was The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Principal Sue Sparkman as well as teachers Jamie McLauglin, Lindsay Burke, Jenny Cooper, Emily Senko and Della Thompson all recommended it. With the movie out, everyone is clamoring to read it. I would love to ask the author if she ever dreamed as she wrote it that it would be such a runaway best seller, not just with preteens and teens but adults as well. Honestly I have to try and balance the holds for teachers and students. Shawn Ryan has held “ rm that the best book this past year for him is The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt. Beth Verez and I love the sequel, Okay for Now, which does stand alone. Several teachers chose classics: Josh Carey, The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lefting; Betsy Wilson, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Bruce Laga, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier; and Corey Caplinger, Call of the Wild by Jack London. Watch for more next month. Recently after sharing a historical “ ction book that I think everyone should read, I was motivated to contact the author about the possibility of a sequel. Between Shades of Gray is an amazing story of the Lithuanian people that were sent to Siberia courageous battle to live. I believe that most of us are not aware of this part of history. Imagine my surprise when Ruta Sepetys actually quickly replied and told me that she had never really thought to write a sequel but so many people have written her and asked for one that she is now thinking about writing one. Check out this link for information about the book: www.rutasepetys.com/books/ Recently I have found Between spring break, endof-the-year banquets and mailing graduation announcements, the rest of the school year is ” ying by for seniors. With fewer than 30 days of classes left to go, the big day is looming closer and the students are getting restless. Spring break is over and with the end so close it can be hard to stay focused and keep up the grades. Fortunately theyve got a lot to keep them busy. Grad Bash, a “ eld trip to Universal celebrating graduation, is right around the corner on April 20, followed by prom on April 28. And next month is AP exams, Senior Awards Night, Debt Day and graduation practice. Even Debt Day, the day when all those library “ nes catch up with seniors, promises to be a fun time. This year we have changed The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club installation luncheon will be held at Ruths Chris Steak House in Ponte Vedra on Tuesday, May 15. The theme will be the Olympic Games being held in London later this year. The luncheon starts at 11:00 a.m. and the cost is $28, with a choice of petite “ let or salmon. All members and guests are welcome and may make a reservation by calling Bev McKnight at 287-2925. This will be the last meeting until September. The meetings will resume on 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 Bartram Trail Newcomer’s and Women’s Club to hold May installation luncheonthat 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. Some of the activities will continue to meet during the summer. For membership information or to receive a newsletter, please contact Vice President of Membership Ellen Brenner at 230-2676 or email her at ebbjc@bellsouth.net.BTHS HappeningsApproaching home stretch for seniors By Devyn Fussman, BTHS Studentthe format,Ž says guidance counselor Rachel Kusher. There will also be a breakfast incorporated into the morning where students can sign yearbooks and socialize with the other graduating students. Seniors not only pay o debts, they can also pick up graduation tickets and tell the guidance department where they want us to send their “ nal transcript.Ž But despite all the fun stu coming up, seniors still have to focus on avoiding senioritis and keeping their grades up, especially those who teeter on the C and D edge, since they could still end up not graduating (or graduating with summer school) if they fall too far behind. For some who are especially restless, the school year seems to end in April instead of May. I have some kids who come back from spring break and are mentally done,Ž says an anonymous senior math teacher. They show up to class, but they just dont want to do any more work.Ž Hopefully their thirst for freedom will be quenched not only by all the fun activities coming up, but also because their school year is shortened. The last day of class for seniors is May 18, as opposed to grades kindergarten through 11, whose year ends in June. And when they “ nally make it to the end, its smooth sailing from summer break to college, work or the military. [Seniors should] be excited!Ž says guidance counselor Andrew Hurley. There is a lot to look forward to no matter what your plans are after high school. Try to keep doors open as there will be many opportunities for you as you move on to the next stage of your life.Ž Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School myself reading a book a day. Two very di erent series made it easy to do. The “ rst was The Tomorrow Girls series. We had purchased the “ rst one from the book fair in the fall and it wasnt really circulating. Recently one of our students, Marisa Morcom, asked me to order the other three books; she just loved the “ rst one. Of course I ordered them immediately and she read them over the weekend. Intrigued I took the “ rst one home and like I said read one a day. With that jumpstart I had to keep feeding my habit and I picked up The Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Frederick. I had heard about the series but never read one. I loved it and started on the next one and am enjoying it. You are compelled to pick up the book that they choose for their book club to read at the same time so you feel like part of the book club discussion. My apologies for the lack of a column last month; I just simply let the deadline run away from me!If we take care of the m o m e n t s moments, the y e a r s years will take care of themselves.~Maria Edgeworth, Irish author CHS drama cont. from pg. 1perior rated pieces from the ITS competition were highlighted along with the award-winning and thought-provoking May I Have Your Attention, Please? Eighteen students just returned from Florida State Thespian Festival in Tampa; Creeksides large group musical brought back the “ rst state level superior rating in school history. The theatre students are now busy preparing for the spring musical, Bye, Bye Birdie. The energetic and colorful show stars Andrew Morales as Albert, Lexi Inks as Rosie and Caroline Spell as Kim. Creekside is bursting with talent. But dont take our word for it, come see it for yourself! Check out Bye, Bye Birdie on the Creekside Stage at 7:00 p.m. on April 12, 13 or 14. Pre-sale tickets will be available and additional tickets will be sold at the door; admission is $10. For more information, please contact “ xell@stjohns. k12.” .us. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 17 Call us today to learn about the latest no-downtime cosmetic dermatologic procedures and products our practice has to offer.Aging gracefully has now arrived. Mark S. Cheiken, DO Board Certi“ed Dermatologist Tiffany McMurray, ARNP-BC OUR trusted name.YOUR new career. TRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS.Ž Whether youre thinking about changing careers, going back to work after a break or just starting out, real estate may be a perfect “t. At Davidson Realty, we offer expert training programs for new and experienced agents alike. A comprehensive support staff and strategic marketing programs help our team of agents succeed. In fact, Davidson Realty has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Northeast Florida.Ž Curious about a career in real estate? Give us a call or visit us online to learn more. 904-940-5000 | DavidsonRealtyInc.com In a galaxy far, far away (well, not so far away), Durbin Creek Elementary held its third annual Space Night. With over 1,300 people in attendance, this family event sponsored by PTO was held on a Friday evening and centered around astronomythemed activities. Mad Science entertained kids and parents with rocket launches, laser mazes and did a show on the “Marvels of Motion.” Kids were able to make paper airplanes from NASA and do hands-on activities with MOSH. “We loved visiting all the areas and learning something new about space,” said one parent of a second grader. Business partner 121 Financial Credit Union set up a Space Durbin Creek has an out of this world experienceBy Contributing Writer Angie Conlan, Partners in Learning Coordinator, Durbin Creek Elementary The Duprey Family has an out of this world experience viewing the night skies compliments of NEFASCity and handed out educational material from NASA. Cindy Breslin, vice president of marketing for 121 Financial Credit Union dressed up as an astronaut, which the kids just loved. Something new this year was a glow-in-the-dark dance room with music provided by OnStar Production and Entertainment. Kids wore glow-inthe-dark bracelets, necklaces and glasses while they enjoyed dancing with glowing space decor all around them. Families also got the chance to go inside a 20-foot in atable earth balloon while entering through the International Date Line. The Northeast Florida Astronomical Society set up telescopes in the eld and families could view the evening skies. Lots of “oohs and aahs” could be heard as children discovered celestial objects through the lenses. A highlight of the evening was the traditional laser light show in the cafeteria where lights and music were transformed with a space theme. “That was the coolest laser light show ever,” said an excited rst grader. “We love creating educational and entertaining events for our families and hope everyone enjoyed the evening,” said one of the volunteers for the event. Special thanks to the following for supporting the event: 121 Financial Credit Union, www. centuryprintjax.com, Snarky Sweets, Chicl-A, Kool Scoops, Mad Science, MOSH, NASA, NEFAS, The Tutoring Club, Kidz Art, Dr. Ann Nguyen, Pampered Chef, Lisa Cronin, Tony Paolucci from OnStar Production and Entertainment, Perce Orthodontics, Celebration Rental, United Rental, Philip Alia from Vivid Media Concepts and Laser Show Design. Special thanks to Durbin Creek families that came out to support our event.

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Page 18, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Recently Liberty Pines Academy named its School Related Employee, Teacher and Rookie Teacher Of the YearŽ nominations. Principal Randy Kelley said, I have the honor of working with a most distinguished group of educators, who take action daily to provide academic excellence for our students.Ž Dana English, ESE Paraprofessional, was chosen as LPAs School Related Employee of the Year. Mrs. English is dedicated to the success of the students and sta of LPA. She strives daily to meet everyones needs with a positive attitude and winning smile. She has been instrumental in the success of our AM Tutoring program. She is a valuable asset to our school and community,Ž said Kelley. English states working at S u m m e r C a m p & Summer Camp & UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Specializing in retro video game systemsNew & used video games & systemsTrade ins welcomedDamaged video game repair service12230 San Jose Blvd., Suite 1, Jax, FL 32223(located in Bealls shopping center) (904) 262-8050 www.gorillagamesjax.com “The Best Training” at the Guaranteed LOWEST Price. 904-268-207 JAMAKICK.com 12489 San Jose Blvd. Suite 7 (Next to Ace and behind Sonny’s) Julington Academy of Martial ArtsSummer CampsFun & Learnin Register NOW e c e r t t t t t t t t t t t t t s s s s s s s s s s Register online at www.KidzArtNFL.com KidzArt 904-287-8603 Now registering for 2012 2013 school yearPreschool and Elementary GradesVPK ProviderSouthside and Mandarin sotwls.com 904-641-3393 eater Dance Camp Voice ~ Drama ~ Dance ~ Costuming Staging & Performing Afternoon & Evening Classes for Young Children, Teens & Adults Available(Across from Solantic) 880-2275 S c hroedersS c hoo lO fMusi c c om Private & Grou p I nstru c tion All A ges & Ab i l ities T he Most Q ua l i ed T ea c hers MonthT o-Month C ommitment Congratulations to LPA’s “Of the Year” NomineesBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, LPA PTOLPA is rewarding in so many ways. We have a fabulous team here. I love my job and my coworkers are like family. We have outstanding children and parents here. I feel truly blessed to have my position and being chosen as LPAs Employee of the Year is an honor,Ž she shared. Nicole Briell, second grade teacher was nominated for Teacher of the Year for LPA. Without a doubt she is a servant and a leader. By her example, students and sta have learned to appreciate each others di erences, and to inspire the good in all of us. Through her leadership, we have gained knowledge of new educational procedures, classroom management techniques and how to recognize the genius in all students,Ž stated Kelley. When asked about being nominated, Briell responded, I could not ask for a more supportive network of teachers and friends. I feel a great sense of pride being named LPAs Teacher of the Year. After teaching ESE for ten years, I decided to take what I know about di erentiated instruction and apply it in the general education setting. I am so happy to be teaching at LPA!Ž Shane McLaughlin, current student says, I love Mrs. Briell because she always has a fun trick to help me remember things like teaching me silly songs to help me remember. I just love her because shes a Super Fun Friend!Ž Mr. Quintieri has proven that through service, compassion and a desire to do his best, both students and teachers win. He seeks opportunities to build relationships with his students in order to “ nd their strengths. This allows him to inspire learning by validating the childs abilities. He truly goes the extra mile,Ž Kelley said, speaking of LPAs Rookie Teacher of the Year. Quintieri says he always wanted to be a teacher. I was 16 when the youngest of my three brothers was born. Watching them grow up and getting to be a part of their lives inspired me to want to continue working with kids and teaching is the perfect profession to do that. I love being able to work alongside others who are so passionate about what they do. The administration holds high standards for everyone who is a part of LPA, so when I found out I was chosen as Rookie Teacher of the Year for LPA I was very honored.Ž Reece Woody, current student says, Mr. Q has a way of explaining things that makes it Mr. Quintieri Mrs. English Mrs. Brielleasy for me to learn. I also think he is cool because he plays with us at recess!Ž Liberty Pines Academy is fortunate to have such a wonderful, dedicated group of educators and sta Mrs. English, Mrs. Briell and Mr. Quintieri are truly deserving of these honors. Congratulations and thank you for all that you do! Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 19 A c t i v i t i e s G u i d e Activities Guide 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 Race Track Blvd.Flora Branch Blvd. 990 Flora Branch Boulevard St. Johns, Florida 32259 www.theacademyatjulingtoncreek.netLicense#C075J0083 Summer Camp 2012 Please visit our new center and take a personal tour. … ages 5-11 … ages 3-4 … girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Summer CampCall for details. Skate your Summer with Julington Creek Planation Skate Pro Jason Davidson Session A June 11-14 June 18 -21 June 25-28 Session B July 9-12 July 16-19 July 23-26 Session C July 30-Aug 2 Aug 6-9 Aug 23-16 9:00 am-3:00pm (early drop o at 8:30 am) $150.00 20% sibling discount All Ages Welcome! 20% 3 week discount max. 20 kids per campContact Jason at 821-3633 jdavidson@jcpcdd.orgJune 11-14 July 23-26 June 25-28 July 30-Aug 2 July 9-12 Aug 13-16 As a part of Fort Mose Historic State Parks Art in the Park program, 20 fourth and “ fth graders from Timberlin Creek Elementary School have their artwork on display through the month of April 2012. Students were encouraged to create original artwork interpreting the history of Fort Mose. The Timberlin Creek students created artwork representing African masks, using cultural themes common in Timberlin Creek artwork featured at Fort MoseBy Contributing Writer Tommy Bledsoe, Arts and Foreign Language Program Specialist, St. Johns County School DistrictAfrican and African-American culture. Timberlin Creek art teacher Bobi Sharman started with research. Before beginning our project,Ž she said, we discussed the history of Fort Mose. This fort is the “ rst legally sanctioned, free African settlement so students started by looking at examples of African symbols and artwork. Then, the students created a mixed media mask using paint, marker, tissue paper, ra a and dried beans.Ž Fort Mose Park Director Terri Newmans said the artwork is important to the tourist experience of the site. Fort Mose Historic State Park uses the Art in the Park program to encourage students to connect with the history of the site in a way that is meaningful to them,Ž Newmans said. The artwork is then incorporated into the interpretive program at the park, helping to relay the rich history of Fort Mose. Visitors are often drawn to the artwork as soon as they enter the visitor center, creating a sense of enthusiasm as they learn about the history that inspired the amazing pieces of art on display.Ž Fourth grade students whose art is on display include Haley Bradley, Michael Chehade, Mira Chehade, Clayton Dehne, Jalen Germann, Ireland Keith, James Stundis, Elle Sutherland, Ethan VanHorn and Amy Watson. Fifth grade students with art displayed are Caitlynn Berrier, Christian Couch, Jordan Dienell, Gunner Hochsteim, Juliana McCoy, Logan Mouawangyee, Lindsay Scolforo, Ashley Smith, Brandon Third and Alec Wiseman. The artwork was showcased during Flight to Freedom, the annual celebration at Fort Mose to highlight the history and signi“ cance of the settlement to St. Augustines longevity and Americans cultural history. Artwork is on display in the parks visitor center. Fort Mose Fort Mose Park Director Terri Newmans with art teacher Bobi Sharman and TCE student Clayton Dehne.is located in north city at 15 Fort Mose Trail. For information on hours and events, please call 823-2232. Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 20, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com S u m m e r Summer C a m p & Camp & A c t i v i t i e s Activities G u i d e Guide 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 Creek904.230.2828PrimroseJulingtonCreek.com Primrose School at St. Johns Forest904.824.1100PrimroseStJohnsForest.com Primrose School of Glen Kernan904.824.1100PrimroseGlenKernan.com Music Lessons for All Ages Bob Moore 904-333-2479www.bobmooremusic.com/music_lessons Conveniently located at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Find us on Facebook at: Dr. O-Pediatric Associates of JacksonvilleDr. Aylin Ozdemir, MD, FAAP, Dr. Shirley Leadem, MD, FAAP Dr. Yesha Modi, MD Brooke Holway, ARNP License #MA59921 New Julington Creek Location! Oering extended hours with the addition of Dr. Shirley Leadem, MD, FAAP Northeast Florida’s First Fully Integrated Pediatric ClinicNew oce serving Julington Creek and St. Johns!~ 1633 Race Track Road, Suite 103 St Johns, FL 32259 (904) 287-7000~ 1102 A1A North, Suite 103 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 273-6533 ~ 4745 Sutton Park Court, Suite 801 Jacksonville, FL 32224 (904) 743-2100 www.doctorOjax.com on-site demo kitchen and yoga room. Forty two students from Durbin Creek Elementary School competed in the Manatee Region Odyssey of the Mind regional competition on March 10 in Clay County. One team, consisting of seven “ fth graders, won “ rst place in Division One (third through “ fth grade) for Durbin Creek students win rst place in Odyssey of the Mind competitionBy Contributing Writer Jenny Jones, DCEthe Odyssey AngelsŽ problem. The team is coached by Christy Kelley and Dr. Betsy Gailbreath. Team members are Taylor Brown, Trey Chesser, Gage Gailbreath, Louise Kelley, Jared Lee, Jacob Stevenson and Rachel Stewart. This team, along with a second grade Primary Division team, will be representing Durbin Creek at the Florida State Odyssey of the Mind competition on April 14 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. All six Durbin Creek teams have been practicing since October and worked creatively and cooperatively in preparation for competition. The competition includes long term problem solving, requiring building and drama, as well as spontaneous verbal and hands on problem solving. The second grade team, coached by Joe Butler, competed in the Primary Division (kindergarten through second grade) with the Hide and PeekŽ problem. Members of this team are Lindsey Butler, Dylan Goldberg, Remi Goldberg, Cecilia Gri n, Julia Peery, Lauren Roach and Kalvin Tan. There were four other Durbin Creek teams who all placed in Division One with their problems. The third grade team, coached by Jana Rice and Lori Walters, competed in Division One with the To Be or Not to BeŽ problem. They placed fourth in their division. Team members are August Beckler, Halley Headrick, Ashley Hernandez, Evan Nievinski, Tej Patel, Nicklas Rice and Jami Walters. Another third grade team, coached by Kevin Morris and Melinda Chesser, competed in Division One with the Ooh Motional VehicleŽ problem. They came in second in their division. The members of the team are Trevor Chesser, Courtney Falick, Alyssa Howells, Gabrielle Morris, Caleb Morton, ND Mbadugha and Zizi Mbadugha. The fourth grade team, coached by Lisa Janes and Charlene Bauer, competed in Division One with the Weird ScienceŽ problem. They placed third in their division. The members of the team are Jacob Bauer, Kyle Janes, Isabel Matos, Ryan Neill, Ginnie Peery, Savannah Grace Pressly and Ryan Tevlin. Finally, the “ fth grade team coached by Coty Tuggle competed in Division One with the You Make the CallŽ problem. They placed second in their division. The members of this team are Mohammad Alam, Brent Feldman, Austin Hernandez, Sarah Johnson, Frankie Puzzini, Samantha Silverio and Cailani Tuggle. Congratulations to all the teams for their accomplishments! First place winning fth grade team! Barrie Higgins Young Leaders Award Congratulations to Bartram Trail High School senior Erin Grey on being recognized as one of four winners of the 2012 Barrie Higgins Young Leaders Award! Grey was honored on March 13 at a special reception sponsored by the Enterprising Women’s Leadership Institute at the Marsh Creek Country Club.

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 21 (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 9410 Historic Kings Rd. (located near Philips Hwy. and Sunbeam Rd.) Jacksonville, FL 32257 (formerly Baymeadows Gym)Visit our website for our daily schedule www.championsgymnasticsofjax.comChampions Gymnastics Club On Te, On Dre (904) 732-6040Programs Offered Call now to setup a complimentary trial G 25% egri f egr A & May r Smr Cs & Prch Progrs S u m m e r Summer C a m p & Camp & A c t i v i t i e s Activities G u i d e Guide Summer 2012One and Two Week Sessions beginning in July ...Write Away! ...Creative Writing Enrichment Program Write Right ...Writing Academic Bridge ProgramT.N.T. ... Trying Neat Technology" Enrichment ProgramVisit our website or e-mail us for more information...www.learnnowinc.com learnnowinc@yahoo.com Certi ed by FL OCS #49392189 State Rd 13, Switzerland287-2883 Its time for a ROAD TRIP!! Seven weeks of summer fun e xpl oring our great nation. We wi ll be  trave l ing Ž from sea to shining sea through musi c, stories art s c ien c e c ooking games and P L A Y Accepting campers ages 2-6 First Session: June 18 … 21 then weekly until Last Session: July 30 … August 2 Sessions meet Monday thru Thursday from 9:30am-1pm OR 9:30am-3pmCALL for more info & to registerARE WE THERE YET??? Summer Camp at Living Waters Preschool... On March 7 through 9, the seventh grade Pre-AP students at Fruit Cove Middle School had the opportunity to travel to Driftwood Education Center on St. Simons Island, Georgia. This science “ eld trip included staying overnight in cabins, taking interactive classes and visiting historic Cumberland Island for a day. After a bus and ferry ride to get to Cumberland, students took a four and a half mile tour around the island and walked along the beautiful beach while they explored the ocean life. Cumberland This years theme for National Library Week is short and sweet: You Belong @ Your Library! The library is a big part of the community and the heart of the library is the people we serve. With that in mind, the St. Johns County Public Library has a full slate of activities set for a week during which we celebrate libraries and celebrate our library patrons. We o er something for everyone and the only piece missing is you. Join us, in person, FCMS HappeningsPre-AP students learn via science eld tripBy Contributing Writer Sarah Jacobswas full of so many things to see, such as wild horses, countless crabs, oysters and huge buildings built many years ago. One of the many reasons why the trip to Driftwood was so enjoyable is because the students learned so much during the classes. During the Transit Trawl,Ž students ventured out on a boat and learned about many di erent sea animals up close, including stingrays, shrimp, crabs and “ sh. The students even spotted some dolphins swimming alongside the boat. Another class was called Gator TalesŽ in which students observed di erent reptiles. This was especially interesting because they were able to hold and interact with many exotic animals. Other activities at Driftwood included dissecting sharks and squids. While some enjoyed this more than others, it was de“ nitely an eye opening experience. All in all, the Pre-AP “ eld trip was a great opportunity to bring learning to a new level. Most of all, students got to bond with their friends while gaining unique knowledge they may never could have learned in the classroom. Fruit Cove Middle School Pre-AP students had the opportunity to participate in many different hands-on activities at Driftwood.Its all about youŽon social media or online at the librarys website and take advantage of the resources and services we provide as part of our commitment to the information needs of the people of St. Johns County. Events and resources include childrens programs, job resources, gaming for teens, movies, musical performances, trivia contests and much more. Find out what is o ered at your local library by visiting your local library or going online at www.sjcpls.org.

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Page 22, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com S u m m e r C a m p Summer Camp & A c t i v i t i e s Activities G u i d e Guide 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. $10 OFF Bring in Drama Kids & Young Rembrandts Visit our website for more information. Register today...space is limited!www.DramaKids.com/FL3 (904) 257-5752 YOUNG REMBRANDTSJoin the funBy popular demand we are offering two camps this summer! Don’t Miss Out!! Experience the antics of comedy and clowning or enjoy a journey to far away lands during our visual and performing arts camps this summer! Join us for a truly unique camp adventure that will spark your imagination while developing Register today and help discover your inner artist! Ages 6-11 June 11th-15th Comedy & Clowning August 13th-17th Tales from Far Away Lands 9:00AM-5:00PM Geneva Presbyterian Church 1755 SR 13 Last month, several motivated students at Creekside High School worked together to create a positive change within the school. The students, members of the Engineering Club, noticed a lack of e cient communication among students, teachers and administrators about events and opportunities at the school. To solve the problem, senior Katie Gomez proposed the idea of creating an information kiosk on which important news could be posted. The Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) endorsed the creative idea and o ered to fund the project, so the academy set to work immediately. The construction of the kiosk o ered the students a physical application of all they had learned in their specialized engineering classes. Their textbooks came to life as they assembled the six-foot-tall structure. This project has given me an opportunity to use the skills I have learned in class in real life,Ž academy student Lauren Phillips shared. Months of hard work paid o as the students completed the kiosk in time for Creeksides annual Collegepalooza week, where the red and white structure was on display outside the cafeteria of the school. The students were thrilled to see their plans come to fruition, but to many, the road to the end result was the most rewarding part. It was an incredible learning experience,Ž said Amber Hap. The Creekside engineering students used hard work and determination to create a lasting change within their school. Gomez, student-liaison CHS HappeningsEngineering project comes to lifeBy Rachel Buff, CHS Student Senior Katie Gomez poses with the completed kiosk. for PTSO, was grateful for the chance to have a positive impact. The kiosk will help strengthen communication between the administration and the student body. Current and future students will have one central information center on campus to view updates from teachers, coaches and other sta I think this kiosk will change the school,Ž she concluded. Boy Scout Troop 280 recently welcomed “ ve new scouts from Cub Scout Pack 225. This event took place on February 26 at Trout Creek Park during a crossover ceremony. These boys will now join the growing group of scouts that meet weekly at River of Life United Methodist Church on Racetrack Road. It is a busy time of year for the scouts with many activities as well as ongoing camping experiences. The most recent trip was to Gold Head State Park, which boasts great hiking opportunities. A big thank you goes out to the community for supporting our recent I Love You Very MulchŽ sale. Many of you took advantage of the free delivery and have begun sprucing up the yard with this nice spring weather we have had. At the time of publication, we will have delivered our second round of mulch to the surrounding communities. The troop has grown by leaps and bounds this past year and this was a great opportunity for some of our newest scouts to start earning their way to camp through sales and delivery of the mulch. Troop 280 HappeningsContributed by Lisa Leavins New Troop 280 Scouts BT student selected as 2012 Tomorrow Leader Bartram Trail High School student Matthew Arnwine was selected as one of 30 students, from various schools and organizations, to be recognized as the 2012 Tomorrow Leaders presented by State Farm. The Tomorrow Leaders are recognized as individuals who exemplify and excel in community volunteerism, leadership and civic responsibility.

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 23 S u m m e r Summer C a m p & Camp & A c t i v i t i e s Activities G u i d e Guide REGISTER NOW!Full Day Full Week Programs! Call for more information or register online at: 904-620-2998 Kids Sports Development Camp Eco Camp Second graders at Julington Creek Elementary are making book to community connections! Recently the students were about to kick o their new book study entitled O cer Buckle and Gloria, by Peggy Rathmann. This is a story about how students at Napville Elementary School always ignore O cer Buckles safety tips. The kids do, however, start following the safety tips once O cer Buckles introduces them to his police dog named Gloria. Gloria enhances O cer Buckles safety tips by doing tricks during his presentation for the kids to see. The moral of this story is that teamwork is best. This story is studied by all second graders in St. Johns County Schools as part of the core curriculum. To get the class excited about the story, the entire second grade had the opportunity to have O cer Douglas Kowieski, youth resource deputy and K9 handler with the St. Johns Sheri s O ce and his K9 police dog Liberty visit the school. In 2003 when O cer Kowieski got his “ rst dog, K-9 Justice, his wife was a second grade teacher. She came up with the idea of introducing her second grade students to K-9 Justice and the association of real police K-9s and the O ce Buckle and Gloria story. Since then, O cer Kowieski receives requests from over half of the elementary schools in the SJCSD to visit during the O cer Buckle and Gloria story. I have enjoyed it every year because the students respond so well to seeing a police dog and learning about why police o cers use police dogs,Ž says Kowieski. I love coming into the schools to visit these young students because It gives me the opportunity to show them that police o cers are not to be feared. Our job is to keep people safe.Ž In addition to O cer Kowielskis visit, students from Neeti Greggs second grade class had an extra treat of having additional police o cers visit their classroom. O cer Jovanny Lima assigned to Atlantic Coast High School and Sgt. Michelle Lima SRO Supervisor, both for Duval County School Police Department came to the class to read the story of O cer Buckle and Gloria to the class. After the story both o cers stayed around to lead a discussion about safety tips, stranger danger and the importance of staying in school and staying out of trouble. Second grader Jayden Ellis said the following about their special visitors: The police o cers that visited our class were great! On TV they look so serious and can even be scary looking. At school they were so much fun to talk to. It was also great to see Liberty. That was really an extra treat!ŽOf cer Douglas Kowieski, Of cer K9 Liberty and Jayden Ellis, student from Susan Baker's class Police o cers help bring literature to lifeContributed by Ingrid Grif n, Julington Creek Elementary School What an EPIC adventure! In February, Timberlin Creek Elementary held its annual Boosterthon Fun Run fundraiser. The event is hosted by the TCE PTO. Students in all grades participated in the activities which included pep rallies, character building lessons and the run event itself. On February 23, parents cheered on their children as they ran, danced and buddy walked throughout the fun run laps. During it all, teamwork is stressed. This years theme, EPIC Adventure,Ž taught students the importance of teamwork through encouraging others, playing activities, inviting others to participate and celebrating accomplishments.Fun Run at Timberlin Creek a huge success By Contributing Writer Trish EdmondsWhile learning these valuable teamwork lessons, TCE students also raised money from friends, family and other sponsors. At last count, students had raised over $34,000 according to event chair, Tina Perez. TCE Principal Cathy Hutchins and PTO President Shelly Kolaitis are thrilled with this years event success. Funds raised are earmarked to further enhance classroom technology with the addition of more computers, iPads, printers and software. The success of our Fun Run is a result of everyone working together. As a result, funds raised will be put to good use as we begin to replace outdated technology and invest in some of the latest technology tools to put in our students hands that will enhance their learning,Ž shared Kolaitis. Thank you to all the family, friends and community members who helped Timberlin Creek reach its goals. The additional investment that school administration will make in technology as a result of the success of the fundraiser will further enhance the learning environment in each of the classrooms. All students will bene“ t in coming years. TCE Eagles Soar. Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 24, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com S u m m e r Summer C a m p & Camp & A c t i v i t i e s Activities G u i d e Guide Jet Set Thru Summer Summer Camp Age 6 13 Jun 11 Aug 17 8:45am 5:00 pm Each week we will have a different theme around which we build our activities, our field trips, and our FUN FRIDAYS! We have daily swim in our 2 pools, an airconditioned gym, camp-ins and camp-outs, arts & crafts, sports, arcade, computer lab, and more. Part-time and extended day are available. Always the best Summer Camp in St Augustine! 3 or 5 days per Week 7 Field Trips Included Lunch Included International Counselors Drop Off at Either School Curiosity CampsAges 4 8 Monday Friday 9:00am 12:00 pm Back for the fourth year, our oneweek summer mini-camps are always popular so sign-up early. Attend one or up to all five! Don’t miss the return of Dr. Gooey’s Science Lab; Van “GO” Arts & Crafts; Iron Chefs; Sing It, Play It, Shake It Music Camp; and our new Eco Camp. Learn all summer while having a blast! No Registration Fee Each Curiosity Camp is $75 All Materials ProvidedSummer VPK Must Be Age 5 by Sep 1 Jun 10 Aug 18 8:30 am 2:45 pm If your child missed out on school year VPK, he or she can still attend this free program and be just as ready as their peers when they enter Kindergarten. We are the only VPK provider that uses the same curriculum vendor as St Johns County Public Schools. Don’t send your child to school this fall unprepared! Taught by Degreed Teachers Only 12 Students per Class Extended Day Available Nationally Accredited The Village Academy & Village Academy North present the best 3 SUMMER CHOICES Jet-Set Thru Summer School-Age Summer Camp Curiosity Camps For Ages 4-8 Summer VPK Preparing for Kindergarten 145 Lewis Pt Rd 904.797.5909 village-academy.com 5970 US -1 North 904.824.7997 village-academy north .comDCF License C07SJ0045 and C07SJ0071 Where we Reach For The Stars Ages 5-18Call Today to Register to be part of the newest Competitive All-Star cheerleading team in the World Golf Village904-940-7289 Call today to register for our summer camp sessions. Boys and girls welcome to come join the summer fun. s s s Day camps with fun lled educational themes learned in a positive environment, incorporating with strength conditioning, tumbling and fun games. Come spend time in our air conditioned facility with certied coaches and the owner of Zone Cheer who holds a BS in Elementary Education grades K-6. s s s s s s ll ed l l e d s s s s s Summer Camps starting June 11July 26th 6. 6 904-460-2833 www.zonecheerallstars.com Weekly price $125.00 9:00 am3:00 pm or $30.00 per day Bring lunch & morning snack. 287-6331Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in dance, let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp.ŽNear Foot SolutionsCome Praise the Lord With Your FeetŽSummer ProgramsSummer Dance Program For All Ages Tuesday, June 19th through Thursday, July 26th www.switzerlanddanceschool.com witzerlandance choolBalletTa Hip Ho 904 31 ns h Your F ee e tŽ t ll Ages Jul y y 26 26 26 26 26 26 6 6 6 t th th th th h h h h h h h h h Bartram Trail High School would like to thank our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and the School Advisory Council (SAC) for assisting our administration in establishing a new computer lab. With recent requirements from the state for schools to administer computer-based testing, new computers and computer labs were needed to help accommodate the number of students testing at any given time. The lab of 25 computers has also been used for practicing skills through such teaching aids as Study Island.Ž This new computer program and equipment have become favorites to our students. Plus, they have assisted the teachers in focusing on the speci“ c needs of our students. Pictured are PTO members Denise Carraway, Dawn Sapp, Tonya Arnett, Tracy Ring, Kathy Gilmore, Tasha Conching and Joyce Couch. Mill Creek Elementary School was treated to presentations by Lt. Roye Locklear of the Florida National Guard for all third, fourth and fth grade classes. The topic of the presentations was the dangers of smoking and drinking. The presentation was received with great enthusiasm. Several of the students were given the opportunity to participate in the activities and everyone learned priceless lessons about health and wellness. Jamila Sumpter-Rodriguez and Tyler Priddy give an example of good hand/eye coordination during the presentation with Lt. Roye Locklear. New computer lab at BTHS The dangers of smoking and drinking Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication (excluding sharps, medical wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers) St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m. Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694 Nerds for Novels a Huge Success Bartram Trail High School’s Future Teachers of America held the rst annual Nerds for Novels used book drive to bene t St. Johns County Public Libraries. The club collected almost 300 books! Congratulations to the classes of Mrs. Mullen and Mrs. Warren for bringing in the most used books! On Saturday, March 10, the Miss Bartram Pageant was held. Congratulations to the young, talented women who participated in this annual event! Miss Bartram Trail 2013Hannah Shef“ eld; 1st Runner UpOlivia Crews; 2nd Runner UpDevon Harrell; 3rd Runner UpLacey Baroch; 4th Runner UpCassandra Imrie; Miss CongenialityBlair DeCrispino; Most AcademicBlair DeCrispino; Most Ad SalesAmy Leonard; Crowds ChoiceKelsey Johnson; Best InterviewKelsey Johnson; Best TalentLacey Baroch; Best Formal WearCassi Imrie; Best Stage PresenceDevon Harrell; Most PhotogenicCassi Imrie; Directors AwardHannah Shef“ eld. Pictured are Olivia Crews, Devon Harrell, Cassandra Imrie, Hannah Shef“ eld and Lacey Baroch. “Miss Bartram” Pageant

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 25 Jacksonville, FL 11111 San Jose Blvd. 904-220-1212SAVE $100CALL Today 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 260-4866 www.starlightjax.com Star ightGYMNASTICSOur #1 Priority: Your Children Motivating classes for all ages Fun Additional ProgramsBack by popular demand!Summer CampJune 11th – August 10th Conveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd. 2012-2013 Early Bird Registration$10 OFFApril 23rd – May 25th Swimming Safari Swim SchoolNorthside, Arlington, Southside, Orange Park, Mandarin, Beaches/Intercoastal, Mandarin, San Marco, St. Augustine-210, & WestsideStay Safe, Learn to Swim! Swimming Lessons260-1836www.swimmingsafari.com Now Enrolling for Fall 2012 and Summer Camp S u m m e r C a m p Summer Camp & A c t i v i t i e s Activities G u i d e Guide The “ rst annual Wards Creek Elementary Golf Tournament was held at St. Johns Golf and Country Club on Friday, March 23. The tournament sponsors were Chris Adamec, attorney at law, Village Chiropractic and Bartram Animal Hospital. Bozard Ford offered a brand new Ford Mustang for a hole-in one. The car was parked in front of the school for several weeks prior to the tournament to build the excitement and promote the tournament. Auditmacs and A-Z Homes were our Flag and Hole Sponsors and Deerwood Deli and& Diner, Roots and Wings and Animal Medical Clinic were Hole Sponsors. A big thank you goes out to all who made the tournament a success including our sponsors, donors, players and volunteers! Plans are already in the works for the second annual Wards Creek Elementary Golf Tournament. If you would more information on sponsoring or playing in next years tournament, please contact any board member or visit our website www.wardscreekpto.org. Proceeds from the golf tournament and all PTO activities are used to enhance Wards Creek Elementary School. Recent projects funded by the PTO include the shadeport over the playground, bulletin boards and computers for classrooms. Also in March, the WCE PTO hosted a business partner appreciation breakfast at the Davidson Building in World Golf Village. The breakfast was catered by Panera Bread and all business partners in attendance were recognized with appreciation certi“ cates. Thank you to all of our business partners! The students have been gearing up for the FCAT tests and Wards Creek is in need of volunteers to proctor the exams. Please contact the school if you are an approved volunteer and are able to proctor for 90 minutes starting at 8:45 a.m. on April 16, 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25. Finally, the PTO is selling tickets to the Tournament Players Championship. Please consider buying your tickets from the PTO. The tickets will not cost you any more, but a large portion of the cost will be given back to our school by the TPC. Click on the PTO link on the Wards Creek home page for a downloadable order form.Spring at Wards Creek ElementaryBy Contributing Writer Beth McCannThe 2011-2012 SchoolRelated Employees of the Year have been selected from each of the districts 34 schools, along with two district representatives. School-related employees enhance the educational experience for the children whose lives they touch, and they are essential to the successful operation of a school or school district o ce. These nominees were chosen for the signi“ cant contributions they have made in their schools and community, and to the school district as a whole. Criteria for the award includes exemplary job performance, School district names Employees of the Year dedication on the job, interpersonal skills, leadership ability, in-service/training to upgrade skills and contributions to the school and school district environment. Congratulations to the following 2011-2012 SchoolRelated Employees of the Year from the NW St. Johns County schools: John Baker, Bartram Trail High School Tina Northcut, Creekside High School Sharon Oliver, Cunningham Creek Elementary School Katherine Brant, Durbin Creek Elementary School Adam Holmes, Fruit Cove Middle School Amy Ponce, Hickory Creek Elementary School Brian Pratt, Julington Creek Elementary School Dana English, Liberty Pines Academy Russell RustyŽ Mink, Mill Creek Elementary School Donald Colburn, Allen D. Nease High School Karin Gowens, Pacetti Bay Middle School Mary Dahms, Switzerland Point Middle School Cahren Epi, Timberlin Creek Elementary School

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Page 26, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Stronger...Faster...Better RACE TRACK RDFLORA BRANCH BLVD. SR 13PUBLIX Fred Baldwin, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, PES and Tobi Baldwin, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPTSports Medicine providers for Creeks Athletic Association Soccer. Call Tim ( 904 ) 599-5250 LAWN & LANDSCAPING NO CONTRACT REQUIRED!/On-Call ServiceLawn Maintenance Package Includes: Precision Mowing, Edging Foliage Trimming Fertilizing LANDSCAPE DESIGN PLANT & TREE INSTALLATION MULCH & ROCK INSTALLATIONFree Estimates References Available Licensed & Insuredgreenfxlawn@yahoo.com The spring fashion runways on the First Coast began appearing during the month of March. Glimpses of what was shown in New York and Milan trickled down to us commoners. So now what is reality? Actually the good news is Do Your Own Thing!Ž Yes, go BoHo with your long peasant skirts and gauzy long dresses. The cutest thing I saw was a long white retro peasant dress belted with an orange (color of the year) woven wide straw belt and topped o with some ethnic wooden beads. Of course wedge heeled sandals were the shoe (yes, you can wear last years wedges) and a pop of color purse topped o the look. Speaking of white dresses, they are all over the horizon for the season. Whether you choose a tone on tone print sheath or a popcorn crochet A-line little number, a little white dress will be taking the place of your LBD (little black dress) this summer my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs)! Pastel or hot colored jeans are a must have item. I dont suggest you spend your entire spring wardrobe budget for these trendy bottoms, but do go by a big box store and pick up a pair. Try to match a cami or a tank top to your jeans and then ” oat one of these multi-printed sheer tops over it all. The cutest version of this I saw go down the runway the other day was a pretty pair of springy purple jeans and matching cami with a pink and purple printed peasant top over it all. Accessories are multiple bangle bracelets stacked up your arm and long dangly earrings. I think we used to call these earrings shoulder dusters back in the day! I remember cutting a cartoon out of the paper one time that stated, If you are having a bad day, put on some long dangly earrings!Ž Handbags are in bold colors and prints and make a statement unto themselves. The new bags this year are a little larger than they have been in the past few seasons. Heres a fun idea: try adorning your bag with a fun silk ” ower or by hanging a great looking scarf from the handle. On the scene was one of my favorites for spring … polka dots! Black and white polka dots are on blouses, skirts, scarves and even purses. Teamed up with pink or red, this is a great seasonal look to update your black basics. Not to be redundant from my March column, but orange and tangerine has never been as big of a hit as Spring 12! If you are not con“ dent you can wear it, go to some peachy or blush shades of the hue. This is a pretty feminine color that complements most complexions. Do you have a black and white printed jacket in the back of your closet? Dig it out and Fashion UpdateDo your own thing!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsteam it up with red or royal blue bottoms (again preferably jeans), this is a fresh look for that little number! See what I mean by saying do your own thing? Its a great season for being ones self and enjoying your own fashion statement! The EMMA Concert Association and State Street Ballet bring the timeless magic of The Jungle Book to St. Augustine on Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Flagler College Auditorium. The auditorium is located at 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 or $5 for students. A student I.D. is required for high school and college students. Reserved seats may be purchased in advance at www. emmaconcerts.com or by phone at 797-2800. Tickets are also available at the door. Inspired by Rudyard Kiplings famous novel, the full-length original production of The Jungle Book is choreographed by State Street Ballets artistic director, Rodney Gustafson and choreographer and ballet master, Gary McKenzie, to an original score by composer and conductor Milan Svoboda of the Czech Republic. True to his reputation, Gustafson gives this production the compelling ferocity that trademarks the companys new works. Audiences will love how this story is brought to life, incorporating incredible dance, costumes and music,Ž says Gustafson. The ballet follows the jubilant and sometimes treacherous adventure of Mowgli, who is lost by his parents only to be saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan by a pack of wolves. The wolves raise Mowgli, teaching him di cult life lessons as all parents must do. As Mowgli grows and is “ nally exposed to humans, he begins to question his own identity. In the end he realizes his place is among humans and not the animals. A great ballet for the entire family, The Jungle Book combines a timeless story with The Jungle Book ballet is coming to St. Augustineawesome dancing that merits adult appreciation. Prior to establishing State Street Ballet, company director Rodney Gustafson danced with Geneva Ballet, Cleveland Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. As a dancer, he worked with many of the greatest dancers of our time including Mikhail Baryshnikov and famous choreographers like Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev, Jerome Robbins and Antony Tudor. Gustafson brings vision, energy and mastery of the classics to the State Street Ballet, propelling the company to explore new and untapped areas of entertainment. Gary McKenzie received his primary training from Marguerite Phares, Vladimir Luppov, Alonzo King, and at Harkness House under David Howard in New York. While his performing career was primarily with Ballet Florida, he was also a member of the original Santa Barbara Ballet under the direction of Tamara Kinsell, Southwest Ballet, San Diego Ballet and a founding member of State Street Ballet. McKenzie has choreographed numerous ballets for various companies as well as working as a choreographer for Opera Santa Barbara. The role of Mowgli is danced by Ryan Camou. Camou began dance training at age seven at Hawaii State Ballet. HSB gave him the foundation to move on to San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet and Smuin Ballet. He joined State Street Ballet in 2005 and is now Principal Dancer. Costumes for The Jungle Book are by Anaya Cullen. Cullen has designed and made costumes for dance, opera and independent “ lm companies. The sets are designed by JeanFrancois Revon. Revon grew up in Paris and has lived and worked in the United States for the past 17 years. His credits list over 300 productions for opera, ballet and musical theatre. This is the third appearance of State Street Ballet in St. Augustine. State Street is a vibrant, innovative company based in Santa Barbara, California. Its performances combine the rigors and timeless beauty of classical technique with updated looks, special e ects and digital technology, producing original works that satisfy todays diverse audiences. The fully professional dance company is known for its signature elegantbut-edgy tone.Out of 1.5 million students in the nation, Bartram Trail High School senior Mitchell Zhang was recently named a nalist in the 2012 Competition for National Merit Scholarships. Congratulations to Mitchell on this outstanding accomplishment!Congratulations! 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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 27 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 888.410.3789 All Florida Soft Water Glenn Copp, Owner INVEST YOUR TAX REFUND IN SOFT FILTERED WATER www.allfloridasoftwater.com of Saint Johns287-0003Susan, 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 Donna. Throughout the 2011-12 school year, Girl Scout Junior Troop 204 hosted by Cunningham Creek Elementary focused a majority of their time on service projects bene“ ting all aspects of our local community. Amanda, Ariana, Danielle, Delaney, Emma, Helen, Kaelyn, Mackenzie and Samantha all brainstormed what types of service projects they would like to facilitate to bene“ t others in need. As the school year kicked o so did their service e orts. For CLAPSŽ … Classroom Library Additions for Primary Students … the girls donated and delivered over 150 books to CCEs kindergarten, “ rst and second grade primary classroom libraries. At the “ rst Girl Scout Creeks Cove Service Unit meeting the girls Served their Sister ScoutsŽ by enthusiastically welcoming new and returning leaders with an appreciation treat and inspirational message. In the fall, you might have seen them dressed as dogs as they Helped Hungry HoundsŽ by collecting dog food for Anas Angels at PETCO in Mandarin. We even had an adoption take place! Troop 204 put the Spotlight on our servicemen and womenŽ Cunningham Cardinals care for their communityBy Contributing Writer Carol Higley Girl Scouts cont. on page 28 First Florida Credit Union held a Transformation Expo and Open House on Saturday, March 24 at the County Road 210 branch. This event was to promote First Florida Credit Unions Financial Fitness program, which o ers an easy way to transform your life and “ nances. Members and visitors were treated to free food and refreshments, face painting, and giveaways. On hand were local businesses and exhibitors to o er advice on “ nance, home improvement, health, beauty, education and more. Open house entertaining and educationalWere thrilled to bring this event to our community,Ž said branch manager Sarah Bradley. The expo is a great way to help members make positive changes in their lives,Ž added Bradley. At First Florida Credit Union you are a member-owner of a not-for pro“ t organization. Money earned is returned to our members in the form of higher savings rates, lower loan rates and low-or no-cost services. First Florida Credit Union o ers you an outstanding level of person service and attention and “ nancial counseling to assist you in reaching your “ nancial goals. For more information visit your local St. Johns County branch on County Road 210 West and ask for branch manager Sarah Bradley. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! First Florida Credit Union President and CEO Brent Lister, Branch Manager Sarah Bradley and Regional Branch Manager Joe Markley.

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Page 28, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Learn how to doitsafely. Safe Sitter Class for Ages 11 to 14May 269 am 2 pmBaptist Medical Center South Cost: $40 (includes training manual and lunch)Please call 202.CARE (2273) to register.Topics will include: First Aid € Behavioral Advice Choking Infant/Child Rescue Injury Management € Safety for the Sitter Baby-sitting as a Business € Preventing Injuries Bea safesitter! ebaptisthealth.com2012 Baptist Health Must present Ad Valid until 5-15-12 Girl Scouts cont. from page 27by visiting the Veterans Hospital to show appreciation for their service to our country with signs, notes and patriotic lifesavers. As the weather grew chillier, their focus turned to the homeless by making scarves to donate along with hats and gloves for Warm Heads, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts.Ž The holiday season brought the familiar Angel TreeŽ engagement in support of our local service units e orts for Celebration Church along with April ShowersŽ baby donations for the Betty Gri n House in St. Augustine. The girls also participated in Vids for KidsŽ a DVD donation endeavor for Wolfson Childrens Hospital started a few years ago by a CCE classmate. As spring drew near, Troop 204 Entertained our EldersŽ by singing Broadway tunes for the residents of Westminster Woods in Julington Creek and provided young children a huggable animal through their Stu ed with LoveŽ collection e orts. Their last and largest service venture of the year is designing, developing and implementing Wake Up America and Discover Your World,Ž an Earth Day-focused event at Cunningham Creek Elementary celebrating our environment and conveying how we can all make a di erence in some small way to change the world. Now with the school year coming to an end and the majority of the girls time at CCE concluding as well, they re” ect on their era as a Cardinal in Girl Scouts with fond memories and gratitude.According to a recent National Health Interview Survey, 21.5 million Americans 18 and older reported experiencing vision loss. Of these 21.5 million American adults, 12.7 million were women and 8.8 million were men. The survey concluded that each year, more women than men are diagnosed with eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. This is predominantly due to hormone changes and life longevity. According to Melanie Javier, O.D., Optometrist at Clay Eye, As a mom, career woman, and wife, often times my family comes “ rst. I hear the same sentiment from so many of my female patients. While it is important to take care of your family, it is equally as important to take care of yourself and your eyes.Ž Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons 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 look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

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Highlights Nease NJROTC nabs rst place at regionals nationals here we come!By Contributing Writer Cyndi Thatcher, Nease JROTC Parent Boostersfrom the events are as follows: PI (Personnel Inspection) Nease “ rst Academics Nease “ rst Individual scores for Academics: personal placement, Snyder-“ fth, Hogancampsecond Unarmed Basic Drill -Nease “ rst Unarmed Exhibition Drill -Nease third Armed Basic Drill -Nease third Armed Exhibition Drill -Nease “ fth (tied with Luella) Overall Drill combined scoresNease third Athletics: Team push-up scores-Nease third Personal push-ups: Female; Espinalthird Team curl-ups scores-Nease “ rst Personal curl-ups: Males, Charley Reis with 271; Females, Allison Gregory with 209 Also of note, J.P. Snyder was recognized for the Gilliam Scholarship Essay. This win quali“ es Nease to participate at Nationals which will be held in Pensacola, Florida on April 13 and 14. In order to o set the costs associated with participating at Nationals, Nease NJROTC actively seeking personal and corporate sponsorships supporting the team toward raising the $9,000 necessary to fund travel, entry fees and expenses to Nationals. If you would like to support the team, please contact Captain Young, Nease NJROTC Instructor at 547-8362. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the Orchestras Feeding America 2012 national food drive, led by the League of American Orchestras. The drive, to be held through April 28, will bene“ t the Downtown Ecumenical Services Council (DESC), a Jacksonville emergency services agency which provides assistance to the poor, particularly families with children and the elderly, sick or disabled. Symphony patrons are asked to bring non-perishable food donations during the following concert weeks: April 13: The Life and Times of BeethovenŽ (Co ee and Fusion Series) April 14: Ben Folds with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra April 19-21: Rachmanino s Second Piano ConcertoŽ (Masterworks Series) April 26-28: Cirque de la Symphony (Pops Series and additional performances) Food donations can also be dropped o at the Times-Union Center lobby from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through April 30. As a thank you, donors will receive a voucher for two halfprice tickets for an upcoming Jacksonville Symphony concert this season (limit one voucher per household). More details are available by calling 358-1479 or visiting www.JaxSymphony.org.Jacksonville Symphony holds food driveThe Palencia Tennis Center is hosting its “ rst annual charity tennis tournament, with the proceeds bene“ ting Camp Boggy Creek for seriously ill children. Tennis Director Tom Salmon is hoping area residents will rally behind the May 4-6 event by participating, volunteering and/or donating money. When I “ rst was hired two and a half years ago, I was approached by a number of members asking if we would host some kind of mens and ladies tennis tournament,Ž Salmon said. My response was yes, but lets make it a charity event.Ž The idea to have the proceeds bene“ t Camp Boggy Creek came from active Palencia tennis player Rich McLaughlin. His grandson, Tyler, was born with a malformed artery from his heart to his lungs. When he was six months old, he had a cadaver artery put in his heart. He is now an active 10-year-old, who attended this camp last summer,Ž he said. Camp Boggy Creek opened in 1996 and is part of the Hole in the Wall Camp network, created by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. Today, more than 200,000 have taken part in this network of worldwide camps. McLaughlin visited Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida and was impressed with the 234-acre facility and the activities, including swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, arts and crafts, archery and more. He also attended a Day of Remembrance for sponsors and attendees. The camp doesnt charge kids or families and relies on donations to fund its $4 million budget. While its free, McLaughlin said the experience has been priceless for his grandson. As he sometimes thinks he is di erent, this camp opened his eyes about himself and others. When you see some of the children who attend this camp, you can see, that for some, it is the best week of the year,Ž McLaughlin said. The Palencia Tennis Center sta (Salmon, Nick Brennan and Rox Ann Krahn) is putting on the tournament with the help of a volunteer committee. Besides McLaughlin, the other members of the committee are Amir Malik, Stephanie Kinsey, Tess Walton and Alexis McDaniel. So far, Malik has signed up two AceŽ sponsors. Flagler Hospital and Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine are supporting the event with $1,000 each. Salmon needs additional volunteers to “ nd sponsorships and to work during the threeday tournament. Businesses can participate by donating at one of the four sponsor levels (from $1,000 to $100) and/or by being a vendor. Residents are also welcome to make private donations. Of course, tennis players from anywhere (not just Palencia) can help just by signing up. Salmon hopes to have between 32 and 50 teams participating. All levels (of play) are welcome,Ž Salmon said. The entry fee is $100 per partnership. The fee will provide two guaranteed matches, a pro exhibition, lunches on Saturday and Sunday, goodie bags and T-shirts. The “ rst night of the tournament, there will be a demonstration by Head/Penn Racquets Sports and other vendors. Salmon said the tournament Palencia tennis tournament to help camp for ill children is part of The Palencia Clubs goal to provide a full range of opportunities for the community. For more information on the tournament, please contact Salmon at tom.salmon@ hines.com. Do you know the warning signs of stroke? Sudden numbness or weak ness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body  Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding  Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes  Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination  Sudden severe headache with no known causeSource: Baptist Medical Center South

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So when Durbin Crossing resident and mother of three Sarah Nichols was recently diagnosed with MS, her friends and neighbors joined together to help her in any way they could. They decided to solicit a group to participate in the MS Muck Ruckus,Ž a six-mile obstacle course mud run on March 24 and 25. In their e ort to form a team, 10 year old Durbin Creek Elementary student Matt Blake said he would like to help out. He is a member of the DCE Student Council, which raised charity money through Valentine Durbin Creek Student Council pays it forwardBy Contributing Writer Brandy Alexander Student council President Aiden Driscoll, Student Council members and Brooke. Reynolds present Sarah Nichols with a check. Candy Grams. He approached his teachers Brooke Reynolds, Christine Dewees and Kelly Easterling with the idea of donating to the MS Muck Ruckus. The Student Council agreed and presented Nichols with a check for $150 on March 15. With the help of groups like the student council, the MS Society addresses the challenges faced daily by those with MS and helps them stay connected to the great big moving world. All funds support the MS researchers in their e ort to “ nd a cure, as well as local programs for people with MS. With everyones help, a cure can be found! If you would like to contribute please visit www.muckusruckusmsjacksonville.org. Thank you to the DCE student council for its donation and for supporting a Durbin Creek Elementary School mom. ter and provide dinner, clothing and personal care items. The groups who have committed to date are the Ponte Vedra Rotary Clubs, Shepard of the Woods Lutheran Church, Shores United Methodist Church, Bartram Trail Rotary, Switzerland Community Church, Fruit Cove Baptist Church, St. Johns County United Way and Knights of Switzerland Council at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church. There is still the need for three or four additional groups to provide a dinner for just one Monday of one month of the year. There is nothing but great spirits as the ladies of the community put together bags of donated groceries to be given out; men sort through the donated clothing looking for something they can use. Everyone gathers under the trees to eat and children scurry about or take their dinner and retreat to the steps of the adjacent church to eat with brothers and sisters. Each month is unique; there may be barbeque served by one group and the next month another group will serve lasagna. And of course there are months when the smell of charcoal smoke “ lls the air and invites everyone to a traditional picnic of hamburgers and hot dogs. Up the street may be the ” ashing lights of carnival rides and fried foods that only happen once a year, but right there at the SEA Community Center each month is real picnic of joy as people get together to share a meal. If your charitable group would like more information about how you can help the SEA community or sign up to host a monthly dinner, please contact Kathy Bravo, kbravo@jcpcares.org.Migrant worker dinners cont. from pg. 1 During March residents of Clyde E. Lassen Veterans Nursing Home joined parishioners of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church for the annual Friday Lenten Fish Fry. The residents were the guests of Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council, who annually tell no “Fish Tales” but instead cook up delicious fried cat sh and shrimp for the parish and community each Friday of Lent. Do you want people to call your business?We can help!Advertise in The CreekLine! 287-4913LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 31 www.marienhofkennels.com nhof k k e n e e l l l l l s c o o m Marienhof Kennels 287-3934 German Shepherd Puppies Call for availability i i h M M M M M M M 1004 State Road 13( 0.2 mi South JCP entrance ) Richard M. 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!FINALLY PAIN FREE ...DRUG FREE THERAPY! Reintroduce Your Pet To Activity! “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. Tree Work byMitch 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! This year marks the anniversary of one of the worst travel disasters in history: the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The recent cruise accident of the Costa Concordia has initiated comparisons and renewed interest with the infamous Titanic. Many people dont realize that Titanics story began in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The city rose to importance during the Industrial Revolution and her shipyards were the biggest in the world including those of Harland and Wol In 1909, H and W was commissioned by the White Star Line to build three luxury liners: Titanic: The Belfast connectionBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com Titanic, Olympic and Britannic. The blueprints called for highly skilled craftsmen from all over Europe to produce the “ nest and most luxurious ship of the day. Additionally, 12,000 Belfast workers were involved with the construction. Financed by American industrialist J.P. Morgan, the ships piece de resistance was the Grand Staircase, including oak paneling with gilded balustrades and intricate wrought iron railings illuminated by a glass-dome above. When RMS Titanic traveled down the slipway to enter the River Lagan, she was indeed the largest and most beautiful vessel in the world. Sadly, the cruise ship hit an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank on April 15, 1912, causing a loss of 1517 lives from the 2229 total onboard, including some of the worlds wealthiest families. The unsinkableŽ ship was built properly; however, the construction simply could not withstand such strong forces. History now puts the blame on the captain who ignored iceberg warnings and continued traveling at an accelerated speed. However, according to Belfast Titanic historian, Terry Madill, Following the sinking, H&W instructed their employees never to mention the ship and the shame lingered for many years.Ž Economic decline and the TroublesŽ led Belfast into transition and change; bombings and rioting put it o the tourist map for decades. Now regeneration of the downtown and renewed interest in the Titanic are bringing Belfast back to life. I took a hard-hat tour of the new Titanic Belfast attraction almost a year ago. The super amazing multi-level venue pushes state-of-the-art technology to advanced DisneyŽ levels. At a cost of over $150 million it stands as a 21st century icon for the city. The center tells both the engineering and the human stories as visitors zoom through a virtual Titanic under construction. An array of interactive computer-generated imagery brings the ships interior to life. Another section includes a vivid journey of the remains that lie on the bottom of the North Atlantic, two and a half miles below the surface. The new center, far more than a museum, is expected to become a tourism draw for Northern Ireland. Indeed the charming people, green countryside and fascinating, centuries old history make Belfast and Northern Ireland a delightful place to visit. For further information: www. discovernorthernireland.comThis months movie review belongs to the “ lm John Carter, an action “ lm for adults and teens. John Carter, portrayed by Taylor Kitsch, is from Virginia. He is also a Civil War veteran who somehow miraculously “ nds himself transported from a gold mine in Virginia to Mars. Here, he “ nds himself surrounded by 12-foot green barbarians, the Tharks that he can leap over in a single bound and knock out with a single punch. Yet he gives himself up to one of their leaders, Tars Tarkas, played by Willem Dafoe, who “ nds this strange beings powers useful. John Carter soon plans his escape and a princess from another part of the planet, Dejah Thoris, represented by Lynn Collins, lands in his arms, in need of immediate saving and in need of a savior. These two communities are frequently at odds and have little use for each other. The Tharks do not ” y and have some of their own situations, as Tars Tarkas and his daughter Sola, performed by Samantha Morton, are at odds. Dejah and her people are from Helium, one of the last free cities on Mars and ” ying vehicles are their means of travel. That is just one of the many di erences in addition to the political upheaval of these and other communities of the planet. John, Dejah and Sola end up as a team in search for a means to save Helium and along the way discover a source for Johns unique abilities. Furthermore, there is another race who time-travels and shape-shifts that are manipulating all of these beings. Action and adventure abound in this “ lm through the direction of Andrew Stanton. The “ lm is also shown in the 3-D venue. The computer graphics and alien design is well done as emotions and attitudes come through clearly. The one drawback is the storyline; it is choppy and unclear in some areas, especially the signi“ cance of this manipulative race. The love story evolves on cue as John Carter “ ghts to return from one existence to another to be with the one he loves. This was an enjoyable “ lm and the action moved throughout each era.Movie ReviewJohn CarterDirected by: Andrew Stanton. Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, and Willem Dafoe Review by T.G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) Congratulations to the Creek Clash U-16 Blue girls who were crowned champions at the Disney President’s Day Soccer Festival. During the ve games of tournament the Clash had 18 goals and opponents scored only one goal. The team heads into State Cup play as the eighth-ranked team in the state. Team members include Mikki Lewis, Brooke Ina, Marissa Orduna, Katy Crolius, Taylor Berry, Bailey Dotsikas, Natalie Beaver, Hanna Parado, Lauren Small, Alexis Davis, Amy Dorsen, Jordan Tindell, Jessica Potts, Courtney Schell, Megan Rogers, Michelle Holzemer, Madison Caldwell and Kari Davidson. Coaches are Jen West and Paul Ina and the trainer is Linda Hamilton. The CreekLine 886-4919 Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Celebrate National Library Week by playing Bingo for Books! Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Library.Adult Bingo for Books Saturday, April 14  2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library What would YOU like to read about each month in The CreekLine?Let us know! editor@the creekline.com

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Page 32, The CreekLine • April 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 A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00am**Signing for the hearing impaired. www.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit CovePh: 230.8881 52 Tuscan Way, #202Publix Center at International Golf Dr. and SR 16 Ph: 940.0055 Faith Newsfor 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. 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. Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The Rippers will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Sew Much Comfort. This months project will be Mothers Day baskets for Betty Gri n House in St. Augustine. Helping Hands members will be assembling totes “ lled with clothing, cosmetics, toiletries and jewelry for the women in the shelter. Donations of new articles of clothing or accessories are always welcome. Please contact lol2918@ aol.com or jacqphil@aol.com for more information. The group would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support of the garage sale which bene“ ted 14-year-old Alex Fast of St. Augustine who is awaiting a life saving liver transplant. Over $3,000 was donated to COTA (the Childrens Organ Transplant Association) in Alexs name. Of the $3000, approximately $1,036 was from the sale of lamp work bracelets the ladies made in January. Many thanks Helping Hands UpdateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyouto Faith Community Church where the sale was held, 210 Storage, which donated space for merchandise, Watson Realty for the marquee sign and members of Helping Hands who donated, sorted and worked the garage sale and our buyers. A very special thank you to Boy Scout Troop 473 that helped transport the merchandise from the storage unit to church, set up tables and helped the day of the sale as well. Chris and Tim Ziemathis coordinated the boy scouts help. Merchandise that was left over was donated to local COTA group for another garage sale for Alex and Save a Child. In March the group put together Easter Baskets for two local food banks to give to the children and painted a room for a St. Augustine girl through Community Peds. Helping Hands is a non-denominational group that meets last Friday of the month at Faith Community to do a small project to bene“ t the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress. Members come when they can and do what they can with what they have. The group relies solely on donations of goods and services and new members are always welcome. Please contact jacqphil@aol. com for more information. Many thanks to Boy Scout Troop 473! A workshop on health care advance directives, “Getting Started” will be held on Monday, April 23 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at Jewish Family and Community Services, located at 6261 Dupont Station Court East. This workshop will provide information to help you decide what will best serve your individual needs and will also include tips on handling di cult conversations, dealing with resistance and staying positive. The workshop is free and open to the community, but pre-registration is required. Please call Shelley Kulchin at 394-5722 or email her at skulchin@jfcsjax.org.St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church is o ering a parents Morning Out program Every year we watch for the arrival of birds, bees and butter” ies to assure us that spring has arrived. Their arrival assures us that winter has passed and the long hot days of summer are not too far away. On the St. Johns River the return of “ nger mullet is one of the signs that “ sherman look for most to let them know that spring has arrived and its time to get ready for another year of “ shing. Each year as fall approaches adult mullet and “ nger mullet exit the river taking part in their annual migration south to “ nd warmer waters for the winter. When doing so, many of the di erent species of “ sh that feed on “ nger mullet follow their food source out of the river. The disappearance of the mullet and other bait“ sh at this time of year leaves us with a much di erent “ shery than what we experienced over the warmer months. As spring progresses and water temperatures rise we can soon expect the return of mullet to the St. Johns. The juveniles of the species referred to as “ nger mullet will be schooling along our local shorelines. Their return will signal that a new “ shing season has begun as the larger “ sh that want them for their meal will follow. Some of the many di erent types of “ sh we can expect to show shortly after the arrival of “ nger mullet are sea trout, weak“ sh, ” ounder and red“ sh. As summer progresses and if conditions are right, we may even see a tarpon or two. Finger mullet can easily be targeted with a cast net and caught for live bait. Floated, drifted, free lined or on a jig head are all sure-“ re ways to entice a hungry predator. Even cut in half and used on a bottom rig will produce a of variety bites. So, as the weather warms and we notice the arrival of birds, bees and butter” ies; remember the all important sign of a jumping mullet. That is a sure sign that its time to dust o those “ shing rods and start to prepare for another “ shing season on the St. Johns. Fishing Report: Bream and bass have been hot in creeks. Sea trout are o docks south of Buckman Bridge. Look for ” ounder at Buckman and red“ sh on docks. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.Captain David’s Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka Mandarin Garden Club Plant SaleSat. 4/28 8 am to 2 pm 2892 Loretto Rd, Jax. FL 32223 St. Gerard Campus has been counseling adoptions for many years. Finding the perfect home for a child that needs to be adopted has brought great joy not only to us and the adoptive parents, but to the young woman who painfully must make this most di cult decision of love. St. Gerard Campus will be hosting an adoption seminar on April 21 at the campus, located at 1405 US Highway 1 South, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost to attend is $100 per adoptive family. We invite anyone interested in adopting a child to please call Cindy Zsolnai at 829-5516, extension 109. Information and instructions such as letters of intent, birth mother letters, biographical and medical information, counseling, presentation books, adoption laws and fees, home studies and budgeting for adoption will be covered by our knowledgeable sta .Adoption seminar

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 33 Sunday Morning 10 am @ Timberlin Creek Elementary School 555 Pine Tree Lane St. Augustine, FL 32092 904-535-5636 S t Looking for a place to belong? We are looking for you. www.familylifefellowshipjax.com Now that the sun burns warmly and the spring break is on its way, the spring sports at Nease are also in full swing! Boys and girls tennis and lacrosse, track and “ eld, softball, and baseball have started and with the Nease athletes giving it their all, weve had some great victories. To start o the baseball team won a great game against their biggest rival, Ponte Vedra High School. With an overall record of 9-4, this lead is enhanced by their triumph over their competition. At the Suns Stadium, senior Mike Mancini pitched one ER and he, Andrew Hagaman, Brooks Calvo and Cody Martin all played key roles in the victory and the great season the baseball team has had so far. On Friday, March 23, the boys head o to Daytona for a district game at Jackie Robinson Stadium to play against Matanzas High School. Their hard work will keep paying o and the team just keeps getting better and better. The girls lacrosse team has one main goal this season: to win their district games so that they can have a high seeding at Districts. The record of wins to losses is about even and even though they lost in a great game against Ponte Vedra, theyve won almost all the other games and the teamwork and friendship the girls share is unmatched. 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 Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease StudentVedra. With many wins and some close games, the softball team has been working hard and they have the fans to support them during the season. Some runners on the track and “ eld team have stood out particularly well for their accomplishments. Senior Mac Reynolds broke the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:19. Junior Mary Sieredzinski ran the 100m hurdle for a record time of 15.57 and the 300m hurdle in 46.38; Ceolomar Ways broke the 400m run and was named Warrior of the WeekŽ by ” runners. Finally, Kristen Barbour ran the 3200m race in another record of 11:18. This season is going incredibly well and all the athletes are trying very hard! Our tennis team is also during very well. They havent lost a district match yet, so they have a great chance of making it to regionals and then States. As Coach Saya always says, You practice like you play,Ž so they work hard and have fun together! Hopefully the team can make it to States, which hasnt been done for a few years; its a big goal but the team is determined to make it to the top.Annual plants, also referred to as seasonal bedding plants, are a great way to perk up your front yard or create beautiful pots brimming with colorful ” owers. Annuals are so named because they last only one growing season and die away after producing ” owers and seeds. Even so, they are popular plants because their ” owers are usually colorful and abundant. North Florida is di erent from most other places because it has distinct climates for growing annuals. In winter, day temperatures are mostly moderate but nights are cool with occasional freezes. In late fall and early spring days are warm but nights are still cool. Late spring through summer and early fall, temperatures are hotter and the humidity is high both day and night. Climate is important when talking about annuals because you want to match your choice of plants to the time of year. Each variety of annual has a climate preference and no annuals bloom all year. Ideally, annuals should be put into the ground at the beginning of their optimal growing season. This gives you the longest show of color and the best return on your investment. There are many gardening books, such as Bedding Plants by Robert Black and Edward Gilman, and The Florida Gardeners Book of Lists by Lois Chapman, which will help you select appropriate annuals for a particular time of year. If you prefer to search online go to www.solutionsforyourlife.com and search for Gardening with Annuals in Florida. Selecting annuals for the time of year is not the only issue. It is also important to know the amount of sun or shade the plants will receive. You will “ nd that the majority of bedding plants prefer a sunny site. Coleus, Caladiums and Impatiens are the usual selections for color in shady sites, but dont expect any annuals to prosper in deep shade. For such areas consider planting Holly Fern or a blooming shade perennial such as the Shrimp Plant. Once you have made your selections, prepare the soil by adding compost. Water your transplants before and after planting. Check the bed daily and water as needed until the plants are settled and growing. Try not to buy over-gown, spindly annuals. If you do, cut o the top half before planting. This may cut o the ” owers now but the plants will be much improved over their life cycle. Mulch your plants well to preserve moisture and discourage weeds and fertilize regularly to keep the ” owers coming. Many annuals bloom longer and produce more ” owers if you deadhead, which means picking o spent blooms before they go GardeningBrighten your yard with seasonal owersBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASto seed. Be sure to start deadheading as soon as you get the plants home. When blooms begin to wane, it may be time to replace them. Annuals are fun plants, so consider it an opportunity to try new varieties and perhaps a striking new combination of colorful ” owers. Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: April 13 New: April 21 First Quarter: April 29 Full: May 6

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Highlights from this years meet included 10-year-old Summer Stan“ eld who medaled in all six of her individual events, winning gold in the 50 yard butter” y, placing second in both the 100 yard free and 100 yard butter” y and taking third in the 50 yard back, 100 yard individual medley and 50 yard freestyle. Also on the girls side, Eleanor Pollitt made “ nals in “ ve of her six individual events and with her highest place ranking fourth in the 11-12 girls 50 yard freestyle. Our highest “ nish from the girls relays were the 11-12 girls in the 400 yard freestyle relay. Led o by Eleanor Pollitt, Anna Gapinski, Abbey Ellis and Megan Arnold, the relay placed 11th. On the boys side, Ethan Chestang earned a bronze medal in the 100 yard backstroke for the 13-14 boys division and also made “ nals in the 100 yard freestyle and 200 yard backstroke. Carter Strickland, 12, also took a bronze medal in the 50 yard freestyle and made “ nals in all six of his individual events. Loggerheads splash around the state at championship meetsBy Contributing Writer Jacalyn Morton Loggerhead team accepting Area 1 and 4 Championship second place trophyOn the 10 and Under boys side, both the 200 yard free and 200 yard medley relays placed seventh overall. The 200 free relay was composed of Luke Williams, Nick Vansteenberghe, Robbie Rait and Michael Morton. The 200 medley relay included Luke Williams, Ethan Howell, Robbie Rait and Michael Morton. Chestang, Pollitt, Stan“ eld and Strickland all represented Loggerhead Aquatics and Florida Swimming at the Florida All-Star meet on the weekend of March 24 and 25. Loggerhead swimmers also participated in two other championship meets: USA Sectional Champs in Orlando and Area 1 and 4 Championships at Cecil Field Aquatic Center in Jacksonville. The head coach of the Loggerhead Aquatics, Mark Corley, wrote on twitter, Loggerhead swimmers swam great at Sectionals! Way to race!Ž Loggerhead Aquatics placed second overall as a team at Area 1 and 4 Champs, with Anna Moore winning the girls 8 and under high point award and Nicky Tayag winning the boys 8 and under high point runner up award. Congratulations to all of our swimmers who swam in the championship meets. For more information about our team, please visit www.loggerheadaquatics.com. The Cosmos 3v3 soccer team enjoyed an excellent tournament at the JYS 3v3 Challenge March Madness. They nished second in the U10 division out of 9 teams. They beat a very good JYS team 4-3 in the playoffs in a great match to advance to the nals. They played valiantly in the nals and were tied 2-2 at halftime but eventually fell 4-2 to a team from South Carolina whose coach had played on the Japanese Olympic team. Congratulations to Assistant Coach Kevin-Brandon Corbett, Kyle Corbett, Bence Kosik, Gavin Skipper, Gradey Bazemore, Christian Middleton and Coach Kevin Corbett. 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The spring spotlight is dominated by the dominant lacrosse and baseball programs which have proven to be some of the toughest in the city. The heat of spring is in the air and with it comes Creekside victory. The boys varsity lacrosse team is undefeated standing at 8-0. Theyve beaten sports giants such as Bartram Trail and Bolles along with district rivals such as Matanzas and Nease. Lacrosse has a strong culture at Creekside with the Lax BrosŽ and recently with the incorporation of a new tradition in which teachers wear a students opposite jersey for the day. If the Creekside team is away, the teachers will wear the home jerseys of the team. This creates a great atmosphere of camaraderie between the athletes and the students and faculty. With these traditions and the culture of lacrosse that pervades the hallways during springtime the lacrosse team has done exceptionally well and are trying to stay undefeated against rival Ponte Vedra. The girls lacrosse team is doing decent as well with a current record of 4-2. The girls have boasted a pretty high powered o ense with a game high score of 21 against Gainesville CHS Sports RoundupBy Grant Piper, CHS Student and have used this to power to four strong victories. Both lacrosse programs have proven to be well coached formidable units on the “ eld and continue to bring pride to Creekside every spring. The baseball team is also doing incredibly well with a 13-1 record. Theyve shut out their opponents in “ ve of their 13 wins proving the reliability of the “ elders and the pitcher. The Knights only su ered one loss in the very “ rst game of the season to Fernandina Beach, but have been on a 13 game win streak ever since. Senior Kade Rapoza threw only one hit against Baldwin in their recent 7-0 victory. The baseball team has proven again that it will be a force to be reckoned with in the o -season and talks of a state run might be in the future. 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Page 36, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com 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! Quality Flooring Stainmaster Carpet $1.99 Sq. Ft. 5" Handscraped Wood $2.99 Sq. Ft. 18" x 18" Travertine $1.99 Sq. Ft. Tile Hardwood Stone Laminate Carpet Call us for Quality, Value & Superior Services! 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 High school sports are an important facet of the community as they promote camaraderie, wellness and competition, while teaching participants and fans lasting life lessons. It may sound clich; however, all of these elements that are oft quoted in sports “ lms and during televised games, hold true for those who play a sport. The evidence lies in the most watched sporting event worldwide, the Olympics, where world-class athletes compete not for the fame or the money, most of the time, but for the intangibles that sports bring. Team tennis is something that seems like an oxymoron; however, it shares similarities with other Olympic sports like bobsledding that rely on each player to perform at their best in order for the whole team to be successful. As the summer Olympics grows nearer, excitement has built Looking to enhance or revitalize or update your yard with vibrant, colorful plants and ” owers? Then mark your calendars for the upcoming 17th annual Flower and Garden Expo to be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center. A popular event in northeast Florida, the Flower and Garden Expo will delight gardeners of all ages with growers, nurseries and artisans from around the state o ering shoppers every item to make your garden all it can be! This years show features a variety of vendors bringing a wide array of horticulture including olive trees, aquatic plants, herbs, ferns, succulents, citrus, African violets, anthuriums (the love ” owerŽ), bamboo, colorful ” owering plants, butter” y plants, native plants and more plus gardening accessories and art. Everything needed to restart and enhance gardens will be available at the expo. There will be a lecture series both days with door prizes at each lecture. The Garden Club of St. Augustine will be presenting their annual Flower and Hor-BTHS Sports RoundupBT tennis tastes victoryBy Jared Freitas, BTHS Studentup„and so too has the buzz around the Bartram Trail tennis team, who has taken its district by storm. At a time when many have been concerned with a di erent Madness,Ž those at BT have noticed the tennis teams recent success. When people generally think of tennis, they imagine individuals who compete tournament-style in a best of threeor “ ve-set matches in order to advance through a competition and reach the “ nal. However high school tennis is structured similar to cross country, where the top “ ve players a ect the score and decide a winner. A hierarchy is established on each squad through inter-team scrimmaging, allowing matches to pit the top “ ve of one team against their counterparts on the other. A match is decided by which team wins the majority of the “ ve singles and two doubles matches, which are secured when either side wins eight games. Unlike sports such as basketball or soccer, where a single player can dominate, team tennis requires depth and talent all around, as teams are only as good as their “ fth player. Thomas Gash, head coach of the boys team, commented on this aspect of the game, Consistency is de“ nitely something that we are targeting, as well as endurance, to improve our depth and our level of play,Ž he said. The problem with improving depth is that with an increase in the number of area high schools in recent years, the talent pool has thinned, requiring teams to rely on the progression of current players over the in” ux of new talent. Despite this, the Bears are more well rounded this year, which is due in part to the experience of the team. Our team is de“ nitely stronger this year because we have a lot more upperclassmen,Ž stated junior Pablo Gutierrez. We have been playing together for the past few years, which has brought us closer together and made us tighter as a team,Ž he said. This experience has translated into wins for the Bears who so far are undefeated in district play, defeating Fleming Island, Ridgeview, Middleburg, Oakleaf and St. Augustine. In addition to their improved play, the Bears have bene“ ted from a district realignment that has removed rivals Nease, Creekside and Ponte Vedra, leaving Matanzas as their only real competitor for the district championship. Senior Mitchell Zhang commented on the teams chances for winning the title, Our only serious competition in the district is Matanzas, who we lost to in the conference game. However if were playing our best we can de“ nitely beat them, but it will be close no matter what,Ž he said. As the district tournament looms, the Bears will have to rely on their upperclassmen for support as they seek to continue their success. However Gutierrez and Zhang both agree that the team is much closer this year, which should help them advance. Our greatest strength is our solidarity; we all understand each other and because we are not a big team we are closer together, which should help us succeed in crunch time,Ž said Zhang. For the Bears, the sky is the limit. Numerous players have attended summer clinics and have played year round in order to improve. Now all Bartram has to do is perform.An EPIC Celebration of Spring Flower and Garden Expo is coming soon!ticulture show with the theme of On the Wild Side.Ž Working under the same theme will be the beautiful quilt show sponsored by the Piece Makers Guild. Tickets are $5 for a twoday pass and children under 11 admitted free. There is plenty of free parking on site. Patrons at the expo can also use their expo ticket for discounts at local attractions such as the St. Augustine Historic Walking Tour and Marineland. In addition, the expo pass will get patrons into EPICs A Taste of St. AugustineŽ on April 28. At the expo, food and beverages will be available for purchase both days. To get to the Flower and Garden Expo, from Interstate 95, take exit #318, then head west on State Road 16. Take an immediate left on County Road 208 and then the next left on Agricultural Drive to the end of road. The address is 3125 Agricultural Center Drive. Proceeds will bene“ t EPIC Community Services, serving St. Johns County families for over 38 years. Please call 829-3295 or visit www.epiccommunityservices.org for more information. Westminster Woods Neighborhood Sale NO Early Entry Saturday 4/21 8 a.m. 1 p.m. 25 SR 13 Gated

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 37 APRIL 14, 2012 CAR SHOW 7AM 2PM SPRING FEST 10 AM 2 PM PREREGISTER BY APRIL 1ST FOR A $5.00 DISCOUNT AND A FREE EVENT TSHIRTWWW.FRUITCOVE.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 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 May 19, 20128:30 a.m. St. John’s Golf & Country Club $20 adults/$15 youth Register @active.com Gift Bags www.ultimateracinginc.com The Creekside wrestling team nished strong and continued their successful ways in 2011-2012. This year's team had the best season to date in their four year history. The Knights grapplers posted a 14-1 dual record this season with their only loss to Orange Park (3639); they more than made up for it in their second meeting (5327). This adds to the program's Creekside grapplers nish best season in school history career total of 60-18 in dual match competition. The young Knights placed in the top four in four out of the six tournaments they entered this season in addition to winning the Bartram Duals by defeating Bolles 39-37. Taking that victory to district, the Knights battled to a second place nish, losing by nine points to district champion Matanzas. The Knights had a total of eight district place winners and regional quali ers led by Aaron Galang, Gage Preston and Shane Carpenter who won their individual weight class at the district championships; this was the most in school history. The Knights moved on to regional competition and again proved to be one of the top teams in the region by placing sixth out of 35 teams with two regional champions, Aaron Galang and Shane Carpenter. This is again a rst in the program's four year history. Both individuals went on compete at the State 2A tournament championship in Lakeland, Florida and represented Creekside well. They each went 2-2 and both were one match away from becoming a state place winner. Both wrestlers are juniors; Galang ended his season 39-3 with ve tournament championships and Carpenter posted a 35-4 record with three tournament championships this season. The expectation is even higher for the 2012-13 team with the return of the majority of their starters, led by returning district and regional champions Galang and Carpenter. They join their fellow varsity team members, Jared Langdo, Ryan Baker, Jacob Tyer, Ryan Hazouri, Brain McLaughlin, Phil Zore, Austin Burch, Ra Lopez, Grant McGowan, Cole Eubanks and Mark Mengel. Creekside will be the team to watch in next year's district and regional championships. Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!287-4913LG@rtpublishinginc.com Happy Spring!From your friends at The CreekLine

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Page 38, The CreekLine • April 2012 • www.thecreekline.com 904-994-7457 Call Me For A FREE Yard Analysis Jimmy WaltersJCP Resident SOLSTICE LAWN CARE, LLC Visit us at: www.solsticelawncare.com No Annual Contract No Locked-In Monthly Fees Guaranteed Service Day Full Service Lawn Program!Our Lawn Maintenance Program Includes: We Also Offer These Additional Services: 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 Well it may not actually be a hole in oneŽ but it sure feels like one. Recently Creekside High School (CHS) girls golf team senior Emily Robbins was recruited by Division II Converse College to play collegiate golf. Robbins will be the “ rst senior from CHS to be recruited to play collegiate golf. Just a short four years ago, Robbins joined the CHS girls golf team as the “ rst team member and as team captain is the only original team member remaining. She took up golf by playing with her dad the summer before she entered CHS in ninth grade. It was the very “ rst year of CHS. She has played all four years without missing a match. She also has been ranked either the number one or two golfer in all the matches. While at CHS she has been under the tutelage of CHS golf coach Mary Hafeman, a former LPGA player. She also has had coaching from Tony Gonzalez, the golf professional at The Champions Golf Club in Julington Creek. Their coaching has paid o as Robbins led her team to the district playo s this season. The CHS girls golf team is ranked in the top three schools that played in the playo s. Her prowess on the links was noticed by over 28 coaches, as far north as Idaho, Delaware and Iowa. She was recruited by the following colleges for golf: Thomas University, Thomas More University, Southern Wesleyan University, Spartanburg Methodist College, to name just a few. She “ nally settled upon The West Point Society of North Florida Founders Day Celebration took place on March 17 at the San Jose Country Club. Creekside High School graduate Marshall Malone and Nease High School graduate Alex Alpert spoke to new cadet candidates and parents before the banquet at an informal meeting. The Founders Day Celebration is in recognition of the 210th anniversary of the founding of The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York on March 16, 1802. Pictured are Command Sergeant Major Todd Burnett, Alex Alpert, Marshall Malone and West Point Liaison Bobby Brown.Creekside makes “hole in one” with senior golfer Emily RobbinsBy Karl KennellConverse College when Converse golf coach Sara Ann McGetrick invited Robbins to visit the college. While there Coach McGetrick o ered an academic and athletic scholarship to play for them on the spot. Robbins made a verbal commitment and had her ceremonial signing event with CHS Principal Randy Johnson o ciating the ceremony at CHS on March 7. The o cial signing with the Converse College will be in April. She will be hitting the links for the college in August 2012. We can all be proud of the Creekside girls golf team, the coaches and of course Emily Robbins for their Hole in One.Ž Keep your eyes peeled to the golf channel a couple years from now; we just might be seeing our own local golfer playing in the LPGA! WOW!S hou ld n  t Y O U R ad be i n T he C r ee kLi ne too ? Call L i n da Gay 287-4913LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com • April 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 39 “Let’s keep them reading 2012 Book Drive” Donate your new and gently used books for all grades (kindergarten through high school) at these fine establishments Collection begins April 15 through April 30, 2012. Let’s keep these youth reading through your generous support! The CreekLine & JCP Cares The CreekLine and JCP Cares would like to ask your help by donating new and gently used children and young adult books for the St. Johns County School District Homeless Student Program

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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 New Riverkeeper! Page 9 Your Vote Counts! Page 12 Wm. Bartram HighwayPage 16 BT Newcomers Page 17 DCE Space Night Page 18 Summer Camp Guide Page 21 National Library Week Page 22 Boy Scouts Page 24 MCE anti-smoking Page 26 Fashion Update Page 29 Palencia tennis tourneyPage 31 Titanic anniversary Movie Review Page 32 Faith News Page 33 Gardening Page 35 Job Finder Page 36 EPIC Spring Page 38 CHS golfer Volume 12, Issue 4 April 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 FREE ONLINE CLASSIFIED ADS Go towww.thecreekline.comand click onFree Classi ed Ads ,D.D.S.entistR. S M S .A osthodontics MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics(904)292-2210MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek Each year thousands come to the St. Johns County Fair in Elkton to enjoy the carnival rides and the celebration of agriculture with which our county is so blessed. It is ironic that just around the corner and about a half mile down the street is a humble old mobile home. To describe it as humble is generous, as it de nitely has seen a well-used life. It is now serving as the SEA Community Help Resource Center. SEA stands for the communities of Spuds, Elkton and Armstrong. This is where NW St. Johns County resident Kathy Bravo, president of JCP CARES, found a handful of grandmas, moms and wivescommunity matriarchsserving up dinner for the residents of the community. It was a dinner of just what they could bring together from their own modest pantries. What Bravo learned was that on the third Monday evening of each month the St. Vincent Health Unit comes to the community center to provide free check-ups and medical services for the residents of this farm workers Almost a decade ago now, some residents of NW St. Johns County decided to get organized and make a plan to celebrate the history of William Bartram and the beauty of the newly completed Alpine Groves Park in combination with the celebration of Earth Day. These three components have so much in common it was a given that they were married into the origination of the now annual celebration called the Bartram Bash. William Bartram (17391823) was Americas rst native-born naturalist and artist. After extended explorations of the southeastern parts of the United States with his father, Bartram published a book entitled, Travels. In this book he describes a particular plantation that sits along the St. Johns River which is believed to be the Fatio Plantation of New Switzerland. The Fatio site was purchased in the 1930s by John Harris and was inherited by his The Creekside drama department has had an outstanding year so far. In the fall, the group staged a play adaptation of S.E. Hintons The Outsiders. The show, which starred Alex Rodriguez as Ponyboy and Kyle Wait as Johnny, radiated with meaningful characterization and heartfelt emotional context. The show was a hit with its housepacked audiences. Just two weeks after wrapping up The Outsiders, the Creekside theatre students competed in the District II International Thespian Society (ITS) One-Act competition at FSCJ. For this piece, eight stu-Mark your calendars Bartram Bash to be held at Alpine Groves ParkBy Donna KeathleyYour charitable groups help is needed!JCP CARES sharing with migrant farmers in ElktonBy Karl Kennellcommunity. In addition to those who live in the immediate area, the farm camps bus in the migrant workers that evening. During the harvesting season there are as many as 150 workers in town. Bravo was overcome by not only the need she observed, but by how joyful the community matriarchs were in serving up their modest meal and trying to provide some clothes and personal items for these working men. Taking initiative, she became determined not only to get JCP CARES involved, but to also get other charitable groups involved. As she said when describing the needed response, We are very blessed here in NW St. A Monday evening meal is served at the SEA Community Help Resource CenterJohns and do a lot to help those in need in our area. However, we really dont know about the great needs of the least fortunate of the rest of the county. She has made the SEA community a special project and as a result has signed up eight groups to each take a month to go to the SEA Community CenHistorical re-enactors will share their stories at Bartram Bashdaughter, Ruth Harris Bennett. She and her husband, Wallace Bennett, sold the property to St. Johns County in 1999 and the St. Johns County Parks Talented troupe receives superior accoladesCreekside drama presents Bye, Bye BirdieBy Contributing Writer Leia Fixel, Theatre Director, Creekside High School Creeksides rst superior at the state level.dent showcased their theatrical maturity by shedding light on and bringing social awareness to the issue of teenage suicide with their show entitled May I Have Your Attention, Please? The group earned accolades from the judges for presenting such a meaningful piece and Creekside junior Paige Beiler was named the AllStar Cast Member. In December, the students competed with individual events at the ITS District II competition; the troupe came back with the best record in school history with 10 superior and 16 excellent awards. On March 1, Creekside held a Night of One-Acts and ITS Showcase along with a silent auction. The evening featured The Rules of Comedy, a one-act play directed by CHS seniors Lexi Inks, Austen Taylor, Brian Cespedes and Jessie Walker. In addition, su-Bartram Bash cont. on pg. 9 CHS drama cont. on pg. 16Migrant worker dinners cont. on pg. 30

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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. ro ot ed in or gani cs since 1980 sinc e 19 80 sinc e 19 19 19 9 9 9 80 80 8 o Premium Body Care the best there is. give new meaning to cleaning no plastic bags at checkout coloring the world sustainable bloomin responsible I 5 I 5 S a n J o s e B l v d $10 OFFAny $50 Purchase! VALID AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET JACKSONVILLE ONLY. NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER OR TM DISCOUNT CARD. NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH OR GIFT CARDS. LIMIT ONE COUPON PER CUSTOMER. NO COPIES, DUPLICATIONS OR FACSIMILES WILL BE ACCEPTED. The Race to the Taste 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, April 28 with a 4:30 p.m. start at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Run a scenic 3.1 mile road race through Anastasia State Park, nearby neighborhoods and nish during the 16th annual A Taste of St. Augustine event to be held inside the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Runners will enjoy free admission for two to A Taste of St. Augustine and the exclusive Runners Village. For additional information, please call 829-3295 or visit www.racetothetaste.org. 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 oncourse 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. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 16 to participate in a Texas Hold em fundraiser tournament at the Poker Room at St. Johns Greyhound Park to bene t the American Cancer Societys Bartram Trail Relay for Life. Check-in and hors doeuvres will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a Texas Hold em lesson at 6:30 p.m. and the start of the tournament at 7:00 p.m. The cost will be $50 for a player ticket, which will include 2500 chips, donation to Relay for Life and food. The cost of the bystander ticket will be $20 and will include donation to Relay for Life and food. There will be re-buys of $20 up to the fourth round of blinds. There will only be 80 player seats available. You must be at least 18 years old to play. For additional information or to sign up, please contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325. Learn to identify the many varieties of plants growing in our area that are edible. In addition, become familiar with the native plants that attract butter ies and wildlife to your yard and garden. The public is invited to this free eld trip on Thursday, April 19, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park, located at 2060 State Road 13 in Switzerland. Leaders include Beverly Fleming, Florida Master Naturalist Instructor, Gail Compton, nature columnist and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant. Dress for the outdoors, including closed-toed shoes and hat and be sure to bring water. This event is hosted by members of the Garden Club of Switzerland and St. Johns County Parks and Recreation. For more information, please call 522-1573. The Julington Creek Piranhas Swim Team will hold their 15th Anniversary Season Kicko Celebration on April 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. at the Plantation Park Pavilion. The celebration will feature a cookout, games, late registration, Q & A with Coach Julie Sears and her sta a junior coaches meeting and a tting for this years team suit. The kicko is a wonderful opportunity to meet the coaches and team board members. This is an informative event for all families, but if you are new to the Piranhas, this gathering is highly recommended! Food tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $2. For more information about the Piranhas, please visit jcppiranhas.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. These business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. 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. World Golf Village Toastmasters meets the rst and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at First Florida Credit Union (entrance in back), located at 1950 County Road 210 West. You are invited to visit the World Golf Village Toastmasters Club. Our members include experienced Toastmasters and those Whats New cont. on pg. 5

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Page 4, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioners DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 EXOTIC SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN on the 10 night cruise visits St. Croix, St. Maarten, Dominica, Antigua & St. Kitts. 12-14-2012 Fares from $849, oceanview $939, balcony $1,299 and suites from $1,699. ***** Other dates and itineraries available. 11 night cruise: Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Bonaire and Aruba We help you make the right travel decision. travelleaders.com/jacksonvillefl VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365Special insurance programs for: Serving Mandarin Since 1990 904-765-2020 www .clayeye.comFind us onFacebook Orange Park: 2023 Professional Ctr Dr. Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-2020 Mandarin: 11790 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-765-2020 Fleming Island: 1615 CR Rd 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Three convenient locations to serve you! SPECIALIZING IN: & Macula S P E C I A LIZIN G IN : Celebrating our ONE year Anniversary in Mandarin! What is really amazing to me is that most people believe that county commissioners have two meetings a month and that is our total schedule. If you are one of those, you might be in for a surprise. The commissioners are assigned boards to sit on as liaison members but on some boards we are actually voting members. These assignments are done by our chairman and are subject to change each year. Then we have di erent boards and organizations within our districts that we also need to keep up with. Besides all of that we also have board members that are very active with state organizations such as Florida Association of Counties. Those activities keep two of our commissioners very busy. Did I fail to mention the regional boards? Yes, we have three or four of those that our members are assigned duties on.A day in the life of a county commissionerI am assigned the following boards: Northeast Florida Regional Airport, Town of Hastings, Flagler Estates CRA, Library Advisory Board, PACT Coalition Board, St. Johns County Finance Committee, West Augustine Weed and Seed, West Augustine CRA and First Coast Work Force Consortium. Of course, you are not required to attend all of these; however, I do attend most on a regular basis. The Town of Hastings, Flagler Estates CRA and West Augustine CRA have their own elected boards and I only attend if it is requested. Our o ce sta keeps our schedules and it gets real interesting sometimes when you have as many as three or four of the agencies meeting the same day. It can make a full day easily.Lets go back to our two regular meetings per month. Each meeting brings new and exciting issues. Sometimes our legal department will need to meet with each commissioner. This is important because we deal with lots of matters that must be handled legally. Other times administration will need time to explain some complicated parts of issues. Sta from various departments will need to go over things on items that concern their department. Keep in mind that because of sunshine laws, all of this is done with each commissioner separately. With all of the above carefully mapped out on your schedule, you still have Consent Agenda items. You may need to talk to the department head concerning certain items so that you can understand all of the details before making a decision or you may want to move that item to the regular agenda. The Consent Agenda normally has 30 to 50 items for approval. Some are very routine and just a matter of house cleaning. I guess you think we are done? Not quite! We still have meetings with applicants and their legal teams to go over items they have on our agenda. They want us to completely understand their request. Our Planning and Zoning Board may have made a decision either for or against and a decision has been made by sta Some meetings we have none of these; others can be four or ve for the di erent items. We also have the public come in to voice opinions for or against these request ahead of the meeting. Commissioners may have some days with few or maybe no appointments scheduled. Enjoy it! The other days may not be a straight eight or 10 hours but it certainly can go from early morning to very late afternoon by time you take care of everything. In between the action, you have to catch your breath and get ready for the next event. It is most certainly a full time job with lots of challenges and I love it. I believe we all love it. The American Cancer Societys Relay for Life of Bartram Trail is coming up on May 5 at Bartram Trail High School. Celebrate survivors, remember those who have lost the battle and help ght back for those who are currently battling. There will be over 70 fundraising booths of crafts, food, games, chance drawings, a bouncy village for the kiddies and free entertainment on the stage all day long. If you are a survivor be sure to register at www. bartramrelay.com. There is a survivor ceremony at 12:00 and luncheon for you and one care giver immediately following (check in at 11:30). There will also be a luminaria ceremony at 9:00 pm; luminarias can be bought online at www.bartramrelay.com or at the event from noon to 3:00 pm. At 10:00 pm we have Mr. Relay (a fun drag fundraiser one male team member dresses in drag and tries to get donations for 20 minutes). For more information visit www.bartramrelay.com or contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325.Its time for Relay for Life!

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Buy A Business John SerbCertied Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Condential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation The dust has settled on the 2012 Legislative session, the budget is set and we in St. Johns County have a better understanding of how education will be funded for next year. In December, the governor came out with his proposed budget, funding education at $1 billion dollars, a large increase over the previous year. When the budget was nally passed, the number was even larger approximately $1.2 billion. However, as I explained last month, this is certainly not a huge in ux of new money. Federal stimulus dollars dry up this year, leaving a very large gap in our budget. The increase in money partially lls that gap as well as addressing the in ux of new students for next year. As also mentioned before, property values continue to drop. The Property Appraisers O ce estimates that they will decrease an additional 2.6 percent this year. As has been stated before, Floridas economic generators are property tax and sales tax. Property taxes have already declined in St. Johns County in excess of 23 percent, vastly impacting the money generated by the School Tax Millage as well as the School Capitol Tax Millage.Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 9At the end of the day, we will need to nd additional ways to reduce our budget, continue to draw down our rainy day fund (which is currently about $32 million) or a combination of both to ll the approximately $19 million dollar gap we expect next year. I am grateful that the school board and its sta had the foresight beginning in 2006 to nd ways to save money so that we could build up our fund balance for the nancial downturn we have experienced. However, just as is true in our families, if we continue to live on our fund balance, the day will come quickly when it is completely expended. The Budget Committee met for the rst time on March 20 to begin to identify other areas where savings can be realized. However, since we have cut so drastically in the last few years, always protecting our classrooms and our programs, not many additional areas are available to cut. If the economy continues its very sluggish recovery or declines, the day is very fast approaching when we will have to make very di cult decisions concerning electives, academies, and other o erings for our students. Hopefully, the economy will rebound quicker than predicted and we will be able to sustain until that day. On March 14, I had the pleasure of celebrating with Liberty Pines Academy as they were honored by the USO for their in-kind contributions to that ne organization that supports our troops. Liberty Pines is the only school in the United States to be presented with an USO ag, which acknowledges the $5000 worth of snacks and other contributions that the students collected for our soldiers. Teacher Lauren Siatka organized the e ort which includes a component of teaching our children about the history of the USO as well as the history of the American ag. John Shockley, executive director of the Greater Jacksonville Area USO and Jim Bury, airport center director of the organization, were on hand to present the ag to Siatka, Principal Randy Kelley and representatives of the student body. Bury told me that the soldiers who are leaving on deployment overseas ll their pockets with the snacks that the students donated. This might very well be the only food they have on their 30 hour journey to their duty stations in Afghanistan or Iraq. I am so very proud of the patriotism and generosity of our students and for the focus of our sta on teaching our children the value of giving back to the community. As always, it is my great honor to serve the children of St. Johns County. If I may assist you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12. .us. 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 skillsand have fun doing it. For more information, please visit www.worldgolfvillage.toastmastersclubs.org. A dizziness support group will meet on April 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mandarin Presbyterian Church (West Campus), Room 9, located at 12001 Mandarin Road. For additional information, please call 2929777. 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 287-0996. The Dreams Come True CutA-Thon will be held at Fringe Salon on Sunday, April 29 from 10:30 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. There will be $25 wash and cuts for men, women and children by appointment only. All proceeds will sponsor the dream of a local child battling a life-threatening illness. For additional information, please contact 287-2947. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Tuesday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 24 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. The 17th annual Flower and Garden Expo will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center located near Interstate 95 and State Road 16 in St. Augustine. Growers, nurseries and vendors from all around Florida o er a variety of owering plants and gardening accessories. Gardening lectures will be held throughout the day. In addition to a standard ower show and a quilt show, there will be unique and beautiful arts and crafts. Tickets cost $5 and are good for both days (children under 12 admitted free). Free parking is available. For additional information, please call 829-3295 or visit www.epiccommunityservices.org Haven Hospice is hosting a Healing Hearts grief and loss group every Wednesday from April 11 through May 16. The group will meet at St. Johns Family Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 810-2377. The 210 Community Market was founded by a local residents group, The 210 Community Alliance. The goal of both the founders and the market is to unite the communities along the 210 sector. The market is envisioned to be a town center for neighbors to gather and enjoy the open air atmosphere of a local community market. The market will feature specialty foods as well as artisan crafters and organic fruits and vegetables. We have moved the market to a new location, the Winn Dixie parking lot at 2220 County Road 210. Come out and join us and bring the whole family, including the

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Page 6, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff NOCATEE PKWY. N 295 95 202 A1A 9A 115PHILLIPS HWY.BEACH BLVD.SOLANA RD. Located 3.5 miles south of J. Turner Butler Blvd./Hwy 202 at the intersection of A 1A and PGA Tour Blvd. in Ponte Vedra BeachFor further information: www.venuesplanning.comTim Bullard, Artist Saturday & Sunday April 21-22 10 am 5 pmPAINTING POTTERY JEWELRY SCULPTUREsawgrass village festival art sawgrass village festivalart Sprin g Come see us! Stores are open during renovation!SHOPPINGMajor StoresArea Code (904)CVS Pharmacy.....................................285-3634 *Publix..................................................285-5767*Closing Late May for Renovation and Re-opening Late 2012Apparel & AccessoriesAPropos Boutique................................273-8857 Chicos.................................................543-9555 Lemon Twist.........................................280-5955 Marcias Place.......................................280-9212 Patchington..........................................285-4494 Wickets.................................................285-7200 Wickets Kids.........................................285-2060Gifts & Home DcorCadeau Fine Stationery, Invitations & Gifts................................273-2929 Village Arts...........................................273-4925JewelryVillage Jeweler......................................285-4812DININGAqua Grill.............................................285-3017 Caffe Andiamo.....................................280-2299 Elizabeths Caf....................................543-7677SERVICESLings Alterations & Tuxedos .................280-8856 Savelberg Cleaners................................285-5644 Sawgrass Nails.......................................285-0075 So Unique, So Sawgrass. The Merchants of Sawgrass Village Welcome You! 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 WHAT IS THE MOST FREQUENT ERROR THAT WE SEE? College students doing their own tax return and claiming themselves! Available to many parents of college students is an array of credits or deductions for tuition and other related college expenses. This is often missed because 1) the student (dependent of his parents) prepared his own tax return and claimed himself OR 2) the student never gives the parent the form and the availability goes unnoticed. The Form 1098T is sent to the student, therefore, the parent doesnt often get it. The credit generally does the most good for the parentrather than the student. If you are the parent of a young college student, request that form, advise your young adult not to claim himselfand contact me to either correct this situation or prepare your return! 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 Call me today for a free consultationKathy Wiedegreen, REALTOR Prudential Network Realty Cell: 904-316-4774 Ofce: 904-260-4300 www.KathySellsJacksonville.com TOP 5 HOUSE SELLING TIPS Here is an example of an advertisement placed on a popular e-commerce classi ed site: For Sale: 2005 Denali Yukon. Excellent condition. 46,000 miles. Must sacri ce as I am being deployed to Afghanistan next month. Will deliver anywhere in Southeast United States. This used car ad is most likely fraudulent and could result in someone being scammed for a lot of money. This month I would like to share with you some tips for safely using ecommerce sites or for that matter, any online classi ed buy and sell social network. E-commerce sites are a great resource for selling things, nding apartments, locating services and meeting people. Most of the time transactions go smoothly E-commerce awarenessand both seller and buyer are satis ed with the experience. Last year the murder of four men, who were lured to Ohio after responding to an online ad in the belief they had been hired to work on a farm, made national headlines. The more frequent type of classi ed ad type crime involves the loss of money in buying or selling. One e-commerce site advises that any business dealings be done with people locally. Trust your instincts and if the o er appears too good to be true, it probably is and be leery. If you have something for sale and someone emails or calls o ering more than you are asking be skeptical and careful. This is usually the rst step in getting some of your cash. In this scenario you may be asked to put some money in a phony escrow account supposedly to insure a safe transaction for both parties. Even being asked to make a deposit in legitimate escrow service such as BidPay, Squaretrade or PayPal should raise a red ag to proceed with caution. In all e-commerce transactions I would like to add Let the buyer be smart to the old adage of Let the buyer beware E-commerce scams frequently involve rental property. If you are seeking a home to rent, do not send deposit money or rst and last month rent before you con rm the property is actually a legitimate rental. The FBI has posted a warning about such a scam operated from Nigeria. The response to a wanted to rent ad will say they have a home available in your community because they are missionaries and have accepted an assignment from their church in Nigeria. They will email you pictures of the home then tell you they will give you the address after you send a Western Union money order for the deposit. These sites are also popular for personal ads. If you post such an ad never reveal contact information. Many sites will allow you to setup an email response box that will be forwarded to your undisclosed email address. When meeting someone in response to a posting, always make it in a very public place. Always tell a friend or family member where you are going and when you plan to return. Even after you have met the individual and start to feel comfortable dont let your guard down too soon. If during the rst meeting the other person suggests to go to some place quieter say no and use your best intuition as to whether you want to continue the meeting and conversation. Using e-commerce or other social sites can be fun and rewarding if you use some of these tips to insure your safety and protect yourself from being scammed or worse, harmed. Thank you for taking the time to read my column and if you have suggestions for future topics or any issue related to law enforcement and public safety in St. Johns County please contact me at dshoar@sjso.org.On February 24, 2012, during their 62nd annual meeting, First Florida Credit Union announced the election results for the board of directors. Incumbent directors Robert W. Gentry and Nancy H. Meier were re-elected to serve threeyear terms. Jonathan R. Lyon was elected to serve a threeyear term as well. LaTisha J. Thompson was elected to serve a one-year term. In addition to o cer reports and election results, special Members for credit unions board of directors electedacknowledgement was given to director, Linda M. Treml and former directors, Sam L. Cook, Jr. and John M. Milton, Jr., for their many years of credit union volunteer service. Treml has 32 years of service, Cook has 33 and Milton has over nine. They have played key roles in the success of the credit union. The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com April 2012 The CreekLine, Page 7 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. 108 Bartram Oaks WalkLocated inside the Spa and Salon at Bartram Walk.899-1234Carl Slack C C C C l l l l S S S S l l l l k k k k L ife is full of choices, choose to have the best color.Proudly oering you either, Goldwell or Organic Color The new chief advocate and public voice for the St. Johns River is Lisa Rowe Rinaman, who took the helm to run the show in February and has hit the ground running! Her serious role is one we all applause here on the First Coastas the river runs through us, but who is Rinaman after work? I met Rinaman the other afternoon to share a cappuccino and chat. She is a tall elegant blond with a honey sweet Arkansas drawla beautiful smile and an overall warm, genuine lady. She was born and raised in Arkansas, went to school in Little Rock at the University of Arkansas and graduated with a degree in marketing. After working in the same area at her rst job for a while, she decided she needed to make her place in the world. So she began her want list of where she should go. First on the list was, you guessed it, water. Yes, she loved her annual vacations to the beach with her family, but one time a year wasnt enough! Also on that list was to stay in the south and to live somewhere with rich history and heritage. She interviewed in Jacksonville for a job with The Business Journal and fell in love with the city. She was smitten by the historic architecture of the downtown area and was wowed by the new development that was going on in the center of the city, like The Landing project. So the rest was history; she went to work in Jacksonville in 1997. Rinaman quickly got involved with downtown and its politics and ultimately involved in a downtown community and its activities. In nding a place to live, of course her search was in historic areas. At that time Spring eld was raw, said Rinaman. Everyone was just coming together to renew and revive the area. She bought a xer-upper on an old urban lot 200 feet deep Congratulations to 2011 Bartram Trail High School graduate Michael J. Thompson, who graduated from the United States Marine Corps recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina on February 24, 2012. Thompson is the son of James L. and Sherri S. Thompson of St. Johns. Meet our Riverkeeper. Lisa Rowe RinamanBy Donna Keathleyfacing the creek. Still to this day she and her husband, Mark Rinaman, continue the ongoing restoration of the home while keeping faithful to architecture. Mark Rinaman, a Jacksonville native, came into the picture in 2004. He knew her love of the water and their rst date was a win-win! He took her out for a kayak ride, leaving the shores of Trout Creek in St. Johns County; they had dinner on the water at a popular sh camp in the Six Mile Marina area and returned to the dock in the moonlight of the St. Johns River. Again, the rest was history! Now there are two more Rinamans, Mark Jr., and August, plus Joe-Joe, their Springer Spaniel. The St. Johns River is an integral part of Lisa Rinamans life; her family lives on the river, plays on the river and it is an everyday thing that they celebrate the river. This role overlaps with her nine to ve life, with an emphasis of protecting the St. Johns River in full view daily. Her goals include making relationships with more good stewards and volunteers to get involved with her in her passion. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913 International Affairs Discussion Group and Book Club Tues, April 24 6:30 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibraryThe discussion will be moderated by Joseph Warner, retired U.S. diplomat and adjunct professor of Geography and International Relatioans. A reading list of suggested books and articles will be available in time to prepare for the discussions. The topic for this months discussion: China, Superpower?

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Page 8, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com Experience some of the best sounds of jazz as our creek-side auditorium is transformed into a swinging jazz lounge spotlighting vocalist Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Scott and their Swingin Allstars. Enjoy sophisticated swing, classic jazz, and Chicago/NewOrleans-style swing. Kelly and Scott are featured in the book The New Face of Jazz, are members of the UNF Jazz Faculty and Alumni Group, and teach in clinics and conferences nationally. Hors doeuvres will be served Free admission! No RSVP necessary. A powerhouse performance on Westminster Woods beautiful creek-side campus! 25 State Road 13 in Jacksonville Westminster Woods on Julington CreekpresentsLisa Kelly and JB Scotts Swingin Allstars! Jazz Creekon thePMPMDiscover Active Living! Ask about our new Southwood Village neighborhood!For questions, call Melanie Davis at 904-287-6597. 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 Just in time for St. Patricks Day, some neighborhood leprechauns dipped into their Pot O Gold to help Christs Cupboard provide for Easter. These are not your everyday leprechauns; they are a group of patrons at Shannons Irish Pub who have over the year been lling their Pot O Gold by stapling dollar bills with their signatures upon them around the bar. Recently the group, composed of Ray Walsate, Charlie Keller, John Chupa, Tom Bossola, Nick Catalano, Jr., Howard Miller and Joe Bishop, had to make a decision as to just what to do with the treasure, when Shannons Pub owners Bob and John Veal decided that the treasure had to be taken down to make way for a bit of remodeling and repairs. They thought since it was local patrons who had created the treasure, about $400 in total, that it would be best to share it with a neighborhood charity that could get it to those in need right here in the community. When leprechaun Bishop suggested that the treasure should be donated to Christs Cupboard Food Bank at Celebra-With rainfall signi cantly below normal across north and east-central Florida, the St. Johns River Water Management District is reminding water users about the heightened importance of water conservation and landscape irrigation restrictions. Record low groundwater and surface water levels are occurring across northeast Florida, where rainfall de cits for the past 12 months exceed 20 inches in some areas. In central Florida, rainfall also is below normal, and surface and groundwater levels are generally below average. The district expects water levels to remain low throughout spring and early summer if only average or below-average rainfall occurs. Low groundwater levels can pose pressure and saltwater intrusion problems for water supply utilities and also can a ect the ability of private self-supply wells to produce water. More than half of Floridas residential water use typically occurs outdoors. Mandatory watering restrictions are in place throughout the year within the districts 18-county region to ensure the e cient use of water for lawn and landscape irrigation. Coinciding with the return to daylight saving time on March 11, 2012, landscape irrigation is currently allowed no more than two designated days a week and only before 10:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. The district encourages homeowners and businesses to conserve when possible and to save water by irrigating only when lawns or landscapes show signs of stress from lack of water. Conservation is among the districts most important strategies to help meet Floridas water supply needs and is especially important when drought conditions are present. To encourage Leprechauns spill Pot O Gold for Christs CupboardBy Karl Kennelltion Lutheran Church on Roberts Road, the hat was passed around and another $232 was added to the pot. Bishop, a member of Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council at San Juan Del Rio Church, took the monies to the council to give to Christs Cupboard as part of the Knights of Columbus Knights Harvest food drive. The Knights of Columbus passed around the hat again and another $220 was added. He then took on the task of converting all these signed dollars into cash for the donation. Just before St. Patricks Day, the group of leprechauns and Shannons Irish Pub owner Bob Veal invited Lisa Mado and Diane Conklin of Christs Cupboard to stop by for a bit of Irish spirit, during which they presented a check for $852 to the food bank. It was none too soon, since Easter was just around the bend and it is one of the times of the year that the food bank needs a substantial amount of help. A Tip O The Hat and a great big Go Raibh Maith Agat or thank you goes out to these imps of Ireland. They deserve a stout toast to their warm generous hearts!Water conservation is key to reducing droughts e ectsBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districawareness about the importance of water conservation, the districts governing board and other public entities have recently approved proclamations designating April as Water Conservation Month. Like homeowners, water supply permit holders are also required to use water e ciently. Water supply utilities, golf courses and plant nurseries have speci c restrictions associated with their permits. The district also encourages the use of reclaimed water and storm water to conserve potable water. Visit the districts special web page ( oridaswater.com/ facts/dryweather) for more information about drought conditions and water conservation.

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www.thecreekline.com April 2012 The CreekLine, Page 9 Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician683-4376 12421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Solantic )Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.com 23 Years Experience Accepting most insurance and Cash paying patients.Immediate same day appointments available. Jane Moore, Licensed Massage Therapist ( LMT # 0023441)Massage Therapist on Sta ChiropractorTHE PATIENT OR 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 THAT IS PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE S, EXAMINATIONS OR TREATMENT. FREE A value of $395Must present this ad to receive offer. Not valid with any other offers. Expires 5/1/12Stop suffering from: Open Saturdays (if medically necessary) ( 904 ) 825 9960 In the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center on CR 210 W2220 CR 210 W, Suite 312, St. Johns, Florida 32259 Spring Special10% OFFAny dental treatment, including crowns, bridges, partials, veneers, etc. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 5/15/12New Patient Special Adults $99 & Children $79Includes dental exam and x-rays, a uoride treatment, teeth cleaning and polishing. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 5/15/12 Gentle, Caring Dentistry for the Whole FamilyJohn M. Joyner, DMD Q: What are the new color trends for spring?A: Bright. saturated color! Pair bold colors with crisp white for a fresh look. 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? With the 2012 Primary and General Elections on the horizon, the Supervisor of Elections O ce is taking its Voter Outreach Program to the neighborhoods and communities of St. Johns County. On March 16, our Voter Outreach Program began with a booth at the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival. The three-day event was a big success. Almost 100 voter registration applications were completed including new registrations, party changes and address updates. Through this new voter outreach program, we will be attending many scheduled local events, festivals, and other public activities throughout our communities where residents can register to vote, update their voter record, request an absentee ballot or obtain elections information through our convenient booths sta ed by members of the Elections O ce and by valued volunteers. In todays busy environment, many voters have a tendency to overlook updating their voter record or even register Your Vote Counts!By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections, St. Johns Countydog. The market will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. The North Florida Womens Chorale will honor Floridas Spanish heritage and culture in a free concert entitled Canciones at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine on April 13 at 7:00 p.m. This 30-voice choir, under the direction of Kerry Fradley with Samuel Clein accompanying, will perform songs with Spanish and Latin American avor including Ritmo by Davison and A La Nanita Nana and Plena by Saez. The chorale will also celebrate other muchloved aspects of our state singing songs such as Summertime by Bernstein and Sudden Light by Schultz. The concert will feature guest artist, world-famous classical guitarist Andrew Stroud who hails from Tallahassee. He will accompany the chorale on several songs and will perform some solo pieces including Invocation et Danse by Joaquin Rodrigo and Milonga by Jorge Cardoso. The Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center announces that it will o er a free, trial beginner dog obedience training class to the community on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the Recreation Center parking lot. Those interested may bring their dog and see how positive reinforcement dog training classes can bene t their relationship. A professional trainer will demonstrate commands and answers questions from the audience. There is no obligation to attend this class. Participants that would like to continue with training may sign up for a six-week beginner session which will be o ered on Tuesday evenings, April 24 through May 29, at the Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center. For further information, please visit www.jcpcdd.org.Whats New cont. from pg. 5to vote. My pledge to you is that I and my sta will be available to assist you through our Voter Outreach Program to make participating in our elections process as easy and convenient as possible. This is my way, as the Supervisor of Elections, to serve you better. Come visit us on April 21! We will be attending the Bartram Bash at the Alpine Groves Park in the NW area of the county. Also, we are further enhancing the o ces website to better serve the community. The Voter Outreach Programs will be connected to the Elections O ce website through a new events calendar feature. Be sure to check it often for scheduled events in your neighborhood. Visit the Supervisor of Elections website at votesjc.com for more information or call 823-2238. Dont forget to come visit our booth April 21 at the Bartram Bash Alpine Grove Park We hope to see you there! Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!and Recreation Department opened it to the public in 2004 as Alpine Groves Park. Alpine Groves Park is a 55 acre passive park located along the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway in NW St. Johns County. The original home place (circa 1880s) and the old fruit packing house still stand today. The homes exterior has been restored but the restoration of the interior has yet to be funded. Alpine Groves Park provides to the public a playground, walking trails, a picnic pavilion and a beautiful view of the St. Johns River. Members of the Switzerland Garden Club have created and maintain a beautiful butter y garden at the entrance of the park for all to enjoy. This lovely venue is the home of the now popular yearly Bartram Bash. This year is the eighth annual Bartram Bash, which will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to come and enjoy the celebration which includes kayak rides, musical entertainment, childrens crafts, riverfront activities and the ever popular butter y release. Mike Adams, a local re-enactor, will portray William Bartram at the event. All activities are free for the entire family which includes a light hot dog lunch. The Bartram Bash is sponsored by the St. Johns County Recreation Department, the Environmental Education Resource Council (EERC) and the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Corridor Group, along with numerous community organizations, individuals and private donors. The exact address of Alpine Park is 2060 State Road 13, Switzerland, Florida 32259. For more information about the Bartram Bash, please contact St. Johns County Park Naturalist Beverly Fleming at 522-1573.Bartram Bash cont. from pg. 1

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Page 10, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes and One or More Cardiovascular Risk Factors?Are you doing all the things you should to control your Type 2 Diabetes and your blood sugars are not controlled? You may qualify to participate in a clinical research study of an investigational drug for diabetics if you: (high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes more than 10 years, current smoker, high cholesterol, a history of MI, heart stents, stroke, or peripheral artery disease)MA1106824For more information call:St. Johns Center for Clinical Research( 904 ) 209-3173www.jaxresearch.com related medical exams. You may be reimbursed for time and travel. 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: Call me today for a free consultationKathy Wiedegreen, REALTOR Prudential Network Realty Cell: 904-316-4774 Ofce: 904-260-4300 www.KathySellsJacksonville.com TOP 5 HOUSE SELLING TIPS The Florida House and Senate both bodies, unanimously passed HB 0107 near the end of the regular 2012 session of the Florida Legislature in February and have sent the bill to Governor Rick Scott for his signature. As of press time, the governor is expected to sign this bill. HB 0107 is an overhaul of the laws governing community Eighth of a seriesFlorida House, Senate unanimously pass CDD reform legislation in addition to Governor Scott ordering statewide CDD reviewBy J. Bruce Richardsondevelopment districts and special districts; there are 39 of the districts in St. Johns County. This action accompanies the Executive Order issued by Governor Scott on January 12 for a comprehensive review of all community development districts and special districts in the state of Florida. In his Executive Order, the governor noted there are 1,634 districts statewide, of which 16 are currently inactive. One thousand and six of the districts are independent special districts and 628 are dependent districts. Collectively, the districts during the 2009 scal year collected $15.5 billion in revenues, which are kept within the districts. Together, the governors order and HB 0107 are designed to closely examine the purpose of districts, whether the districts are functioning properly, consistently and in the most e cient way and then have a legal mechanism for the state to either close districts, take them over or merge them with other government entities. Community Development Districts are a device originally conceived to help real estate developers create infrastructure for new communities, such as the various named communities in St. Johns County. By creating the districts, the developers were able to sell bonds on the public market to pay for roads and drainage projects and other infrastructure, such as community swimming pools. Many of the districts were set up with the intention of once the bonds were paid o in 20 or 30 year cycles then the districts would be debt-free and only continue as a basis for maintenance of facilities. Once roads are built with CDD bond money, they are typically turned over to the host county or state and are then maintained from county or state public funds. The same is true with some sewer facilities; others remain under the ownership and maintenance of the CDDs, or are sold to private utility companies. Community Development District annual fees are imposed on residents (and some commercial businesses and non-pro t businesses such as churches) within the boundaries of the district on top of county property taxes. Many real estate agents dislike selling homes in areas with CDDs because of the additional annual expense of the fees and it is often impossible to predict the stability of those fees, many of which are permanent. As a result, Realtors often feel CDD fees take away from the value of a home instead of adding to the value. As an example, for CDD fees in Julington Creek Plantation CDD from 2006 to present, the single family homeowner 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. It only takes three of ve votes of the Julington Creek Plantation elected CDD board to raise annual fees; there is no executive with veto authority to stop any action by the board. As a matter of course, boards such as this may take virtually any action chosen by the board with no ability to stop the action short of a lawsuit by a quali ed individual with legal standing. This is a sample of the reasons why the governor has issued his Executive Order to examine all CDDs and special districts statewide and the legislature unanimously approved legislation to overhaul the process of the state taking more control of CDDs and having apparatus in place to make local changes, if necessary. As The CreekLine has been reporting in its exclusive series for the past seven months, CDDs in St. Johns County collect anywhere from a few hundred dollars a year to nearly $4,000 per year for residents. Commercial CDD fees range from less than $7,000 per year up to nearly $200,000 for a large chain grocery store. Even churches normally exempt from any type of taxes in Florida are required to pay CDD fees in Julington Creek Plantations CDD, an average of nearly $11,000 per year. In NW St. Johns County, visual inspection of commercial properties within CDD boundaries shows high vacancy rates in desirable locations next to a large chain grocery store, while identical commercial properties just outside of the CDD boundaries show nearly full occupancy, even as the economy is struggling. Also as reported in the March 2012 issue of The CreekLine, the Julington Creek Plantation CDD has moved from being an infrastructure maintenance CDD to an entity mimicking a resort town municipal structure, operating multiple swimming pool facilities, tennis courts and other tness facilities, including a child care service, public caf operating at an annual nancial de cit and more. According to Julington Creek Plantation CDD documents provided to The CreekLine, employees of the CDD are highly paid and the managers have all received substantial raises since 2006. In addition to salaries, these managers recently received a combination of nearly $25,000 in bonus monies, based on performance of their assigned duties for the last year. More is being planned. In March, the Julington Creek Plantation CDD placed an employment opportunity on its website for the position of massage therapist. The listing reads, in part: Massage Therapist. The Massage Therapist administers professional massage treatments to our clients. They must have ea thorough knowledge of numerous massage modalities. Follow policies and procedures, maintain a professional attitude, treat clients and sta CDD reform cont. on pg. 11 Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913

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www.thecreekline.com April 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. www.maymgt.com MAY Management Services, Inc.Licensed Property ManagementMAY Realty & Resort RentalsLicensed Real Estate Brokerage Our job is to help Boards of Directors successfully manage their Associations The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village Tim HutchisonRegional ManagerJulington Creek Plantation 1637 Racetrack Road #206 St. Johns, Florida 32259904-880-8796New Ofce!Pam Drury Licensed Property ManagerDottie KrinerLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-Kelley, CAMRegional ManagerDiane HartmanLicensed Property ManagerKathy MayeldLicensed Property ManagerDeborah AlleyLicensed Property ManagerLaura QualantoneLicensed Property Manager904-940-1002 Go to the prom after getting Panache! Get Glam Package!Special Event Style, Makeup Application & Eyebrow Wax $90 (save $15) Please mention ad when booking2758 Race Track Rd. in Julington Creek 32259 Plantation Publix Plaza (904) 209-1320www.getpanache.com BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYFor Family or Retired F S Bbtn Ktt For more information contact: fr-Over the past three months, the Julington Creek Plantation CDD has been discussing budgets, salaries, bonuses and various Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), stormwater ponds and landscape topics. Did you know the JCP CDD consistently collects an average of $250,000 in excess revenue (that is, tax assessments plus operating revenues, less operating expenses and capital reserve contributions) each year? So why have your CDD assessments increased 70 percent since 2007? If you are puzzled by that, dont feel alone. Get involved and ask questions of your CDD leadership. Discussions of government employee salary increases and incentive bonuses can be contentious topics. I believe that the goal should be for government employees to receive pay, perks and bene ts comparable to some valid benchmark, but the CDD has, in my opinion, failed to determine what is fair or comparable salary ranges. The CDD refuses to perform a comprehensive salary analysis to evaluate each position based on its job description and the with respect at all times. Professional Requirements: Florida State Massage Therapy License: Active and maintain in good-standing. Active Insurance Policy: Covering 1,000,000/1,000,000 Malpractice Liability Insurance This position is in addition to openings for pool deck servers, child watch counselors, summer camp counselors and a personal trainer, all of which are paid through the community development district. Many of the St. Johns County CDDs will have contested open seats up for election this fall during the presidential general election on November Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Sam Lansdale, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development Districtregional pay scale. If we dont know what a fair salary range is, how can we make decisions on salary increases or bonuses? This is why the salary increases of employees by 117 percent, 102 percent and 86 percent over the last ve years has been questioned by some residents. Also, the CDD approved about $25,000 in incentive bonuses, distributed among 22 employees and that proposal was not even on the meeting agenda. Those bonuses were in a budgeted line item labeled Employee Bene ts, which included employee healthcare insurance costs and employee bonuses. This year, I asked that this line item be broken out as two separate line items to provide greater transparency. In February, the general manager submitted a proposal to increase employee salaries by about $31,000, which included an increase in the general managers own salary, but by the time of the February meeting, the general manager removed the proposal to reevaluate the salary increases. Salaries have not been discussed since the February meeting. The CDD recently hired an ADA expert to evaluate our facilities and grounds and make recommendations of upgrades necessary to comply with the latest version of the law. As you have probably seen, the CDD has made improvements to the pools, sidewalks, play areas and the tness areas to improve accessibility. You may have seen activity near or around some of our stormwater ponds. Recently the CDD hired a contractor to repair some areas of erosion that have taken place around the pond edges and around the drainage pipes. The goal of the work is to prevent future erosion of the stormwater ponds as the water level uctuates. At the March meeting, the CDD chose four residents to serve on a committee to evaluate contractor proposals to maintain the CDD grounds and the rights-of-way on Race Track Road and State Road 13, which includes mowing, weeding and pruning. Presently, a contractor maintains these areas for approximately $215,000 per year. The JCP CDD provides a CDD reform cont. from pg. 106. The qualifying period for becoming an o cial candidate is from 12:00 noon, June 4, 2012 through 12:00 noon, 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 is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada, and authors an Internetbased transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville. Are you feeling the peer pressure to get on Facebook? And whats up with Twitter and Google Plus? Come in for an overview of current social media and see which one fits you best. Please 827-6960 for registration information.Social Media Overview Thursday, April 26 11 am Bartram Trail Branch Library CDD report cont. on pg. 12

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Page 12, The CreekLine April 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 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 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 At the March 9 meeting, there was a good deal of news about our ongoing activities. The biggest news is that the Americas Byways Resource Center has determined that our organization has quali ed for their PEER Advisory Program. This means that two of their experts will be in Fruit Cove to conduct a series of workshops aimed at helping the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway (WBS and HH) establish strategic priorities, help increase membership and develop fundraising strategies. While we are the recipients of this PEER Advisor award, the Scenic Highway Management Council has decided to invite other non-pro t organizations to participate since they too, have similar needs. The PEER Advisors will be here on April 10, 11 and 12. Ill give an update on what we learn in the May issue of The CreekLine.William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netThe Tree Committee reported on their progress of tree selection and the fact we will have a tree planting ceremony at our eighth annual Bartram Bash scheduled at Alpine Groves Park for April 21. Come on out to enjoy the day, the tree planting and a variety of other activities for old and young alike. We also heard a report on the possibility of qualifying for a St. Johns County Tourist Development Council (TDC) grant to assist us in making future programs of greater interest to the northwest community and travelers to our county. Program workshops for potential applicants will be conducted in mid-April. There are very speci c requirements to qualify for a grant so being at these workshops is very important. In other news, weve been in contact with the St. Johns County School Board with a plan to share the accomplishments of the Scenic Highway organization, including our award winning DVD video Up from the Roots Remembering Rural St. Johns County. Our objective is to establish an education program within our county schools to help educate students on the early history of St. Johns County and more speci cally the Northwest. This county has a wide variety of resources that are important to bring to our students, parents and the general public. Weve had a great deal of success with the DVD video mentioned earlier. Part of this interest has given the DVD video a prominent place on the agenda of the coming meeting of the St. Johns River Alliance at Westminster Woods here in Fruit Cove, courtesy of Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson and the Alliance. To help pique your interest in the video, a clip 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. Last month I mentioned forming a speakers bureau to bring our story to residents of St. Johns County; we would like to speak to your group or community association about the Scenic Highway and its many intrinsic resources and share our master plan and future projects. If you or your group is interested in having one of our members speak at your next meeting please contact me. You can sign up for our newsletter at: www.bartramscenichighway.com. Our next meeting is will be on April12 at the County Annex on Flora Branch Boulevard.St. Johns County School Board Chairman Bev Slough has led paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to run for Floridas 6th Congressional District. The district encompasses St. Johns, Flagler and parts of Putnam and Volusia counties.Congress is in desperate need of true conservatives and common sense leadership. Over the past decade, as a school board member, Ive helped balance a nearly half-billion dollar budget, manage 3,600 employees and reduce spending, all while maintaining Floridas top-rated school district, said Slough. Slough is the only current candidate for Floridas 6th Congressional District to live, work, raise a family and to hold elective o ce within the district. Slough stated, The citizens School Board member to run for Congressof St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam and Volusia counties deserve a representative who understands their unique needs. Ive lived in this district for over 33 years, raised my family here, worked here and Ive had the honor to serve this great community both on the school board and through multiple charities. Slough currently serves as chairman of the St. Johns County School Board. St. Johns County has been ranked the top school district in Florida for the past three years. She is also president of the First Coast United Way, past president of both the Florida School Boards Association and EPIC Community Services and an active member of the boards of St. Johns Education Foundation, PACT Prevention Coalition, Character Counts! and JCP variety of activities that may interest you this spring. I encourage you to sign up for free email alerts at www.jcpcdd.org to receive email reminders of upcoming events and programs. We work for you and I encourage you to attend the Board of Supervisors meetings and voice your concerns or opinions on how we are conducting your business. The next CDD meetings will take place on April 10 and May 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the JCP Recreation Center. Feel free to contact me day or night via email or phone at 509-4902 or SLansdale@jcpcdd.org. This article is my opinion and in no way constitutes nor implies district opinion, endorsement, sponsorship or viewpoint. The views expressed may or may not be shared by CDD report cont. from pg. 11CARES. Slough lives in St. Johns with her husband, Wes, pastor of Switzerland Community Church. They have two daughters, Julie Simmons and Elizabeth Slough and two grandchildren.the other JCP CDD Supervisors.Editors Note: The CreekLine is appreciative that Supervisor Lansdale approached us and offered to write a column for us to share with our readers. The CreekLine is, and has always been, agreeable to publishing columns penned by our elected of cials so that they may communicate directly with our readers, their constituents. Any questions or requests for additional public servant columns may be directed to editor@thecreekline.com. The CreekLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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Professional pet sitting is an important segment of the pet industry, o ering in-home care of pets while their owners are away. Pet sitters also provide important gate keeping services such a taking in the mail and newspapers, which help the home retain an active, livedin look. This is an invaluable service for travelers, vacationers, homebound individuals and other pet owners with scheduling problems. Pet sitting is an excellent alternative that is more convenient for pet owners and more comfortable for pets. PSI o ers educational programs, networking opportunities, product information, client referral and many other services to members and their 750,000 Memorial Hospital will bring quality emergency care to St. Johns County when it opens a free-standing emergency room towards the end of 2012. The 12 bed, 11,000 foot facility will be located at 3635 Race Track Road. We are excited about being able to provide emergency care to an area that needs it, said Memorial Hospital CEO James OLoughlin. We would not be expanding to St. Johns County if it werent for the strong support of county leaders. They deserve a lot of credit for making this happen here. The Race Track Road location is one of four free-standing emergency rooms that HCA, of which Memorial Hospital is an a liate, plans on building in Florida and the only one in Troop 280, a Boy Scout troop in Julington Creek, is participating in the North Florida Council Camp Card program. Camp Cards are an annual spring fundraiser in the council that helps to raise money to send Scouts to Summer Camp. One of the best things about the Camp Card program is that it o ers a low cost to the buyer with very high returns, said Carol Barthel, fundraising chairperson for Troop 280. The outlay is only $5 per card, yet purchasers can get savings easily equaling 10 times that. O ers on the card this year include great one-time use coupon o ers including $3 for Publix stores, free lettuce wraps at PF Changs and a buy one get one at 50 percent o dinner at Sonnys. Some of the more popular o ers on the card are for use on every visit through the end of the year, including free chips and salsa at Chilis, buy one sub, get one free at Subway, free soft drinks at The Loop, 10 percent o at Bruccis Pet sitter celebrates nine years with PSIclients. PSI President Patti Moran noted, Pet sitters are trusted caregivers. According to a 2011 state of the industry survey, pet owners rely on their pet sitters during vacations and business trips, for midday dog walks, puppy training, geriatric care, transportation to vet clinics and groomers and the peace of mind that comes with engaging the services of a pet-care professional. With membership in PSI, All Ears Pet Sitting has reinforced its dedication to staying current with trends in the pet industry and maintaining awareness of what pet owners want. All Ears Pet Sitting is available for pet sitting in Julington Creek, Mandarin, Switzerland, Fruit Cove, the County Road 210 corridor and World Golf Village. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! New free-standing ER coming soon to NW St. Johns CountyNorth Florida. Several hospitals submitted requests for free-standing ERs in their areas. Strong community support and a generous economic incentives package from the County convinced corporate leaders that St. Johns County needed this expansion project. Plain and simple, this would not have happened without community support, OLoughlin said. Its one thing for us to say an ER is needed, its a lot di erent when you have citizens and county leaders saying its vitally needed. The Race Track Road location will be a full-service ER with a dedicated pediatrics area, which makes it a lot di erent from an urgent care center. This facility will be licensed by the state as an Emergency Department and gives St. Johns County rescue crews a place for patients to be treated 24-7.Troop 280 selling camp cardsBy Contributing Writer Brian Miller, Scoutmaster and $1 o burritos at Moes. Camp Cards are great to sell, but we also like that they help to support local merchants and are a great deal, said Stephen Stanton, senior patrol leader at Troop 280. Plus, people who buy them are really pleased with the quality of the o ers. To purchase a Camp Card, you can go to the Troops website at www.julingtoncreekscouts.com and click on the Camp Card page. You can pay via PayPal and we will ship a card out to you or follow the instructions for mail-ins. Troop 280 was founded in 2009 and just celebrated its third birthday. The troop originally chartered with ve scouts and three leaders. Today, the membership is at 63 active scouts. The troop is chartered by River of Life United Methodist Church and meets every Monday year round from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For information on the troop, please visit the website at julingtoncreekscouts.com WWW WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website: Everybody reads The CreekLineShouldnt your ad be included?Contact Linda Gay today! lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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The genres are varied and include both books that have been around for a long time and books that are new to the scene. The most popular of course was The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Principal Sue Sparkman as well as teachers Jamie McLauglin, Lindsay Burke, Jenny Cooper, Emily Senko and Della Thompson all recommended it. With the movie out, everyone is clamoring to read it. I would love to ask the author if she ever dreamed as she wrote it that it would be such a runaway best seller, not just with preteens and teens but adults as well. Honestly I have to try and balance the holds for teachers and students. Shawn Ryan has held rm that the best book this past year for him is The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt. Beth Verez and I love the sequel, Okay for Now, which does stand alone. Several teachers chose classics: Josh Carey, The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lefting; Betsy Wilson, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Bruce Laga, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier; and Corey Caplinger, Call of the Wild by Jack London. Watch for more next month. Recently after sharing a historical ction book that I think everyone should read, I was motivated to contact the author about the possibility of a sequel. Between Shades of Gray is an amazing story of the Lithuanian people that were sent to Siberia courageous battle to live. I believe that most of us are not aware of this part of history. Imagine my surprise when Ruta Sepetys actually quickly replied and told me that she had never really thought to write a sequel but so many people have written her and asked for one that she is now thinking about writing one. Check out this link for information about the book: www.rutasepetys.com/books/ Recently I have found Between spring break, endof-the-year banquets and mailing graduation announcements, the rest of the school year is ying by for seniors. With fewer than 30 days of classes left to go, the big day is looming closer and the students are getting restless. Spring break is over and with the end so close it can be hard to stay focused and keep up the grades. Fortunately theyve got a lot to keep them busy. Grad Bash, a eld trip to Universal celebrating graduation, is right around the corner on April 20, followed by prom on April 28. And next month is AP exams, Senior Awards Night, Debt Day and graduation practice. Even Debt Day, the day when all those library nes catch up with seniors, promises to be a fun time. This year we have changed The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club installation luncheon will be held at Ruths Chris Steak House in Ponte Vedra on Tuesday, May 15. The theme will be the Olympic Games being held in London later this year. The luncheon starts at 11:00 a.m. and the cost is $28, with a choice of petite let or salmon. All members and guests are welcome and may make a reservation by calling Bev McKnight at 287-2925. This will be the last meeting until September. The meetings will resume on 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 Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club to hold May installation luncheonthat 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. Some of the activities will continue to meet during the summer. For membership information or to receive a newsletter, please contact Vice President of Membership Ellen Brenner at 230-2676 or email her at ebbjc@bellsouth.net.BTHS HappeningsApproaching home stretch for seniors By Devyn Fussman, BTHS Studentthe format, says guidance counselor Rachel Kusher. There will also be a breakfast incorporated into the morning where students can sign yearbooks and socialize with the other graduating students. Seniors not only pay o debts, they can also pick up graduation tickets and tell the guidance department where they want us to send their nal transcript. But despite all the fun stu coming up, seniors still have to focus on avoiding senioritis and keeping their grades up, especially those who teeter on the C and D edge, since they could still end up not graduating (or graduating with summer school) if they fall too far behind. For some who are especially restless, the school year seems to end in April instead of May. I have some kids who come back from spring break and are mentally done, says an anonymous senior math teacher. They show up to class, but they just dont want to do any more work. Hopefully their thirst for freedom will be quenched not only by all the fun activities coming up, but also because their school year is shortened. The last day of class for seniors is May 18, as opposed to grades kindergarten through 11, whose year ends in June. And when they nally make it to the end, its smooth sailing from summer break to college, work or the military. [Seniors should] be excited! says guidance counselor Andrew Hurley. There is a lot to look forward to no matter what your plans are after high school. Try to keep doors open as there will be many opportunities for you as you move on to the next stage of your life. Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School myself reading a book a day. Two very di erent series made it easy to do. The rst was The Tomorrow Girls series. We had purchased the rst one from the book fair in the fall and it wasnt really circulating. Recently one of our students, Marisa Morcom, asked me to order the other three books; she just loved the rst one. Of course I ordered them immediately and she read them over the weekend. Intrigued I took the rst one home and like I said read one a day. With that jumpstart I had to keep feeding my habit and I picked up The Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Frederick. I had heard about the series but never read one. I loved it and started on the next one and am enjoying it. You are compelled to pick up the book that they choose for their book club to read at the same time so you feel like part of the book club discussion. My apologies for the lack of a column last month; I just simply let the deadline run away from me!If we take care of the moments, moments, the years years will take care of themselves.~Maria Edgeworth, Irish author CHS drama cont. from pg. 1perior rated pieces from the ITS competition were highlighted along with the award-winning and thought-provoking May I Have Your Attention, Please? Eighteen students just returned from Florida State Thespian Festival in Tampa; Creeksides large group musical brought back the rst state level superior rating in school history. The theatre students are now busy preparing for the spring musical, Bye, Bye Birdie. The energetic and colorful show stars Andrew Morales as Albert, Lexi Inks as Rosie and Caroline Spell as Kim. Creekside is bursting with talent. But dont take our word for it, come see it for yourself! Check out Bye, Bye Birdie on the Creekside Stage at 7:00 p.m. on April 12, 13 or 14. Pre-sale tickets will be available and additional tickets will be sold at the door; admission is $10. For more information, please contact xell@stjohns. k12. .us. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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Page 18, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com Recently Liberty Pines Academy named its School Related Employee, Teacher and Rookie Teacher Of the Year nominations. Principal Randy Kelley said, I have the honor of working with a most distinguished group of educators, who take action daily to provide academic excellence for our students. Dana English, ESE Paraprofessional, was chosen as LPAs School Related Employee of the Year. Mrs. English is dedicated to the success of the students and sta of LPA. She strives daily to meet everyones needs with a positive attitude and winning smile. She has been instrumental in the success of our AM Tutoring program. She is a valuable asset to our school and community, said Kelley. English states working at Summer Camp & Summer Camp & UNDER NEW OWNERSHIPSpecializing in retro video game systemsNew & used video games & systemsTrade ins welcomedDamaged video game repair service12230 San Jose Blvd., Suite 1, Jax, FL 32223(located in Bealls shopping center)(904) 262-8050www.gorillagamesjax.com The Best Training at the Guaranteed LOWEST Price. 904-268-207 JAMAKICK.com 12489 San Jose Blvd. Suite 7 (Next to Ace and behind Sonnys) Julington Academy of Martial ArtsSummer CampsFun & Learnin Register NOW e c e r t t t t t t t t t t t t t s s s s s s s s s s Register online at www.KidzArtNFL.com KidzArt 904-287-8603 Now registering for 2012 2013 school yearPreschool and Elementary GradesVPK ProviderSouthside and Mandarin sotwls.com 904-641-3393 eater Dance Camp Voice ~ Drama ~ Dance ~ Costuming Staging & Performing Afternoon & Evening Classes for Young Children, Teens & Adults Available(Across from Solantic) 880-2275 S c hroedersSc hoolOfMusic c om Private & Grou p I nstru c tion All A ges & Abi l ities T he Most Q ua l i ed Tea c hers Month-T o-Month C ommitment Congratulations to LPAs Of the Year NomineesBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, LPA PTOLPA is rewarding in so many ways. We have a fabulous team here. I love my job and my coworkers are like family. We have outstanding children and parents here. I feel truly blessed to have my position and being chosen as LPAs Employee of the Year is an honor, she shared. Nicole Briell, second grade teacher was nominated for Teacher of the Year for LPA. Without a doubt she is a servant and a leader. By her example, students and sta have learned to appreciate each others di erences, and to inspire the good in all of us. Through her leadership, we have gained knowledge of new educational procedures, classroom management techniques and how to recognize the genius in all students, stated Kelley. When asked about being nominated, Briell responded, I could not ask for a more supportive network of teachers and friends. I feel a great sense of pride being named LPAs Teacher of the Year. After teaching ESE for ten years, I decided to take what I know about di erentiated instruction and apply it in the general education setting. I am so happy to be teaching at LPA! Shane McLaughlin, current student says, I love Mrs. Briell because she always has a fun trick to help me remember things like teaching me silly songs to help me remember. I just love her because shes a Super Fun Friend! Mr. Quintieri has proven that through service, compassion and a desire to do his best, both students and teachers win. He seeks opportunities to build relationships with his students in order to nd their strengths. This allows him to inspire learning by validating the childs abilities. He truly goes the extra mile, Kelley said, speaking of LPAs Rookie Teacher of the Year. Quintieri says he always wanted to be a teacher. I was 16 when the youngest of my three brothers was born. Watching them grow up and getting to be a part of their lives inspired me to want to continue working with kids and teaching is the perfect profession to do that. I love being able to work alongside others who are so passionate about what they do. The administration holds high standards for everyone who is a part of LPA, so when I found out I was chosen as Rookie Teacher of the Year for LPA I was very honored. Reece Woody, current student says, Mr. Q has a way of explaining things that makes it Mr. Quintieri Mrs. English Mrs. Brielleasy for me to learn. I also think he is cool because he plays with us at recess! Liberty Pines Academy is fortunate to have such a wonderful, dedicated group of educators and sta Mrs. English, Mrs. Briell and Mr. Quintieri are truly deserving of these honors. Congratulations and thank you for all that you do! Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com April 2012 The CreekLine, Page 19 Activities Guide Activities Guide 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 Race Track Blvd.Flora Branch Blvd. 990 Flora Branch Boulevard St. Johns, Florida 32259 www.theacademyatjulingtoncreek.netLicense#C075J0083 Summer Camp 2012 Please visit our new center and take a personal tour. ages 5-11 ages 3-4 girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Summer CampCall for details. Skate your Summer with Julington Creek Planation Skate Pro Jason Davidson Session A June 11-14 June 18 -21 June 25-28 Session B July 9-12 July 16-19 July 23-26 Session C July 30-Aug 2 Aug 6-9 Aug 23-16 9:00 am-3:00pm (early drop o at 8:30 am) $150.00 20% sibling discount All Ages Welcome! 20% 3 week discount max. 20 kids per campContact Jason at 821-3633 jdavidson@jcpcdd.orgJune 11-14 July 23-26 June 25-28 July 30-Aug 2 July 9-12 Aug 13-16 As a part of Fort Mose Historic State Parks Art in the Park program, 20 fourth and fth graders from Timberlin Creek Elementary School have their artwork on display through the month of April 2012. Students were encouraged to create original artwork interpreting the history of Fort Mose. The Timberlin Creek students created artwork representing African masks, using cultural themes common in Timberlin Creek artwork featured at Fort MoseBy Contributing Writer Tommy Bledsoe, Arts and Foreign Language Program Specialist, St. Johns County School DistrictAfrican and African-American culture. Timberlin Creek art teacher Bobi Sharman started with research. Before beginning our project, she said, we discussed the history of Fort Mose. This fort is the rst legally sanctioned, free African settlement so students started by looking at examples of African symbols and artwork. Then, the students created a mixed media mask using paint, marker, tissue paper, ra a and dried beans. Fort Mose Park Director Terri Newmans said the artwork is important to the tourist experience of the site. Fort Mose Historic State Park uses the Art in the Park program to encourage students to connect with the history of the site in a way that is meaningful to them, Newmans said. The artwork is then incorporated into the interpretive program at the park, helping to relay the rich history of Fort Mose. Visitors are often drawn to the artwork as soon as they enter the visitor center, creating a sense of enthusiasm as they learn about the history that inspired the amazing pieces of art on display. Fourth grade students whose art is on display include Haley Bradley, Michael Chehade, Mira Chehade, Clayton Dehne, Jalen Germann, Ireland Keith, James Stundis, Elle Sutherland, Ethan VanHorn and Amy Watson. Fifth grade students with art displayed are Caitlynn Berrier, Christian Couch, Jordan Dienell, Gunner Hochsteim, Juliana McCoy, Logan Mouawangyee, Lindsay Scolforo, Ashley Smith, Brandon Third and Alec Wiseman. The artwork was showcased during Flight to Freedom, the annual celebration at Fort Mose to highlight the history and signi cance of the settlement to St. Augustines longevity and Americans cultural history. Artwork is on display in the parks visitor center. Fort Mose Fort Mose Park Director Terri Newmans with art teacher Bobi Sharman and TCE student Clayton Dehne.is located in north city at 15 Fort Mose Trail. For information on hours and events, please call 823-2232. Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 20, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com Summer Summer Camp & Camp & Activities Activities Guide Guide 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. 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Oering extended hours with the addition of Dr. Shirley Leadem, MD, FAAP Northeast Floridas First Fully Integrated Pediatric ClinicNew oce serving Julington Creek and St. Johns!~ 1633 Race Track Road, Suite 103 St Johns, FL 32259 (904) 287-7000~ 1102 A1A North, Suite 103 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 273-6533 ~ 4745 Sutton Park Court, Suite 801 Jacksonville, FL 32224 (904) 743-2100 www.doctorOjax.com on-site demo kitchen and yoga room. Forty two students from Durbin Creek Elementary School competed in the Manatee Region Odyssey of the Mind regional competition on March 10 in Clay County. One team, consisting of seven fth graders, won rst place in Division One (third through fth grade) for Durbin Creek students win rst place in Odyssey of the Mind competitionBy Contributing Writer Jenny Jones, DCEthe Odyssey Angels problem. The team is coached by Christy Kelley and Dr. Betsy Gailbreath. Team members are Taylor Brown, Trey Chesser, Gage Gailbreath, Louise Kelley, Jared Lee, Jacob Stevenson and Rachel Stewart. This team, along with a second grade Primary Division team, will be representing Durbin Creek at the Florida State Odyssey of the Mind competition on April 14 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. All six Durbin Creek teams have been practicing since October and worked creatively and cooperatively in preparation for competition. The competition includes long term problem solving, requiring building and drama, as well as spontaneous verbal and hands on problem solving. The second grade team, coached by Joe Butler, competed in the Primary Division (kindergarten through second grade) with the Hide and Peek problem. Members of this team are Lindsey Butler, Dylan Goldberg, Remi Goldberg, Cecilia Gri n, Julia Peery, Lauren Roach and Kalvin Tan. There were four other Durbin Creek teams who all placed in Division One with their problems. The third grade team, coached by Jana Rice and Lori Walters, competed in Division One with the To Be or Not to Be problem. They placed fourth in their division. Team members are August Beckler, Halley Headrick, Ashley Hernandez, Evan Nievinski, Tej Patel, Nicklas Rice and Jami Walters. Another third grade team, coached by Kevin Morris and Melinda Chesser, competed in Division One with the Ooh Motional Vehicle problem. They came in second in their division. The members of the team are Trevor Chesser, Courtney Falick, Alyssa Howells, Gabrielle Morris, Caleb Morton, ND Mbadugha and Zizi Mbadugha. The fourth grade team, coached by Lisa Janes and Charlene Bauer, competed in Division One with the Weird Science problem. They placed third in their division. The members of the team are Jacob Bauer, Kyle Janes, Isabel Matos, Ryan Neill, Ginnie Peery, Savannah Grace Pressly and Ryan Tevlin. Finally, the fth grade team coached by Coty Tuggle competed in Division One with the You Make the Call problem. They placed second in their division. The members of this team are Mohammad Alam, Brent Feldman, Austin Hernandez, Sarah Johnson, Frankie Puzzini, Samantha Silverio and Cailani Tuggle. Congratulations to all the teams for their accomplishments! First place winning fth grade team! Barrie Higgins Young Leaders Award Congratulations to Bartram Trail High School senior Erin Grey on being recognized as one of four winners of the 2012 Barrie Higgins Young Leaders Award! Grey was honored on March 13 at a special reception sponsored by the Enterprising Womens Leadership Institute at the Marsh Creek Country Club.

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www.thecreekline.com April 2012 The CreekLine, Page 21 (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 9410 Historic Kings Rd. (located near Philips Hwy. and Sunbeam Rd.)Jacksonville, FL 32257(formerly Baymeadows Gym)Visit our website for our daily schedule www.championsgymnasticsofjax.comChampions Gymnastics ClubOn Te, On Dre(904) 732-6040Programs Offered Call now to setup a complimentary trial G 25% egbrtin fr f n egbr A & May fnr Smr Cs & Prch Progrs Summer Summer Camp & Camp & Activities Activities Guide Guide Summer 2012One and Two Week Sessions beginning in July ...Write Away! ...Creative Writing Enrichment Program Write Right ...Writing Academic Bridge ProgramT.N.T. ..."Trying Neat Technology" Enrichment ProgramVisit our website or e-mail us for more information...www.learnnowinc.com learnnowinc@yahoo.com Certi ed by FL OCS #49392189 State Rd 13, Switzerland287-2883 Its time for a ROAD TRIP!! Seven weeks of summer fun e xpl oring our great nation. We wi ll be trave l ing from sea to shining sea through musi c, stories art s c ien c e c ooking games and P L A Y Accepting campers ages 2-6 First Session: June 18 21 then weekly until Last Session: July 30 August 2 Sessions meet Monday thru Thursday from 9:30am-1pm OR 9:30am-3pmCALL for more info & to registerARE WE THERE YET??? Summer Camp at Living Waters Preschool... On March 7 through 9, the seventh grade Pre-AP students at Fruit Cove Middle School had the opportunity to travel to Driftwood Education Center on St. Simons Island, Georgia. This science eld trip included staying overnight in cabins, taking interactive classes and visiting historic Cumberland Island for a day. After a bus and ferry ride to get to Cumberland, students took a four and a half mile tour around the island and walked along the beautiful beach while they explored the ocean life. Cumberland This years theme for National Library Week is short and sweet: You Belong @ Your Library! The library is a big part of the community and the heart of the library is the people we serve. With that in mind, the St. Johns County Public Library has a full slate of activities set for a week during which we celebrate libraries and celebrate our library patrons. We o er something for everyone and the only piece missing is you. Join us, in person, FCMS HappeningsPre-AP students learn via science eld tripBy Contributing Writer Sarah Jacobswas full of so many things to see, such as wild horses, countless crabs, oysters and huge buildings built many years ago. One of the many reasons why the trip to Driftwood was so enjoyable is because the students learned so much during the classes. During the Transit Trawl, students ventured out on a boat and learned about many di erent sea animals up close, including stingrays, shrimp, crabs and sh. The students even spotted some dolphins swimming alongside the boat. Another class was called Gator Tales in which students observed di erent reptiles. This was especially interesting because they were able to hold and interact with many exotic animals. Other activities at Driftwood included dissecting sharks and squids. While some enjoyed this more than others, it was de nitely an eye opening experience. All in all, the Pre-AP eld trip was a great opportunity to bring learning to a new level. Most of all, students got to bond with their friends while gaining unique knowledge they may never could have learned in the classroom. Fruit Cove Middle School Pre-AP students had the opportunity to participate in many different hands-on activities at Driftwood.Its all about youon social media or online at the librarys website and take advantage of the resources and services we provide as part of our commitment to the information needs of the people of St. Johns County. Events and resources include childrens programs, job resources, gaming for teens, movies, musical performances, trivia contests and much more. Find out what is o ered at your local library by visiting your local library or going online at www.sjcpls.org.

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Page 22, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com Summer Camp Summer Camp & Activities Activities Guide Guide 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. $10 OFF Bring in Drama Kids & Young Rembrandts Visit our website for more information. Register today...space is limited!www.DramaKids.com/FL3 (904) 257-5752YOUNG REMBRANDTSJoin the funBy popular demand we are offering two camps this summer! Dont Miss Out!! Experience the antics of comedy and clowning or enjoy a journey to far away lands during our visual and performing arts camps this summer! Join us for a truly unique camp adventure that will spark your imagination while developing Register today and help discover your inner artist! Ages 6-11 June 11th-15th Comedy & Clowning August 13th-17th Tales from Far Away Lands 9:00AM-5:00PM Geneva Presbyterian Church 1755 SR 13 Last month, several motivated students at Creekside High School worked together to create a positive change within the school. The students, members of the Engineering Club, noticed a lack of e cient communication among students, teachers and administrators about events and opportunities at the school. To solve the problem, senior Katie Gomez proposed the idea of creating an information kiosk on which important news could be posted. The Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) endorsed the creative idea and o ered to fund the project, so the academy set to work immediately. The construction of the kiosk o ered the students a physical application of all they had learned in their specialized engineering classes. Their textbooks came to life as they assembled the six-foot-tall structure. This project has given me an opportunity to use the skills I have learned in class in real life, academy student Lauren Phillips shared. Months of hard work paid o as the students completed the kiosk in time for Creeksides annual Collegepalooza week, where the red and white structure was on display outside the cafeteria of the school. The students were thrilled to see their plans come to fruition, but to many, the road to the end result was the most rewarding part. It was an incredible learning experience, said Amber Hap. The Creekside engineering students used hard work and determination to create a lasting change within their school. Gomez, student-liaison CHS HappeningsEngineering project comes to lifeBy Rachel Buff, CHS Student Senior Katie Gomez poses with the completed kiosk. for PTSO, was grateful for the chance to have a positive impact. The kiosk will help strengthen communication between the administration and the student body. Current and future students will have one central information center on campus to view updates from teachers, coaches and other sta I think this kiosk will change the school, she concluded. Boy Scout Troop 280 recently welcomed ve new scouts from Cub Scout Pack 225. This event took place on February 26 at Trout Creek Park during a crossover ceremony. These boys will now join the growing group of scouts that meet weekly at River of Life United Methodist Church on Racetrack Road. It is a busy time of year for the scouts with many activities as well as ongoing camping experiences. The most recent trip was to Gold Head State Park, which boasts great hiking opportunities. A big thank you goes out to the community for supporting our recent I Love You Very Mulch sale. Many of you took advantage of the free delivery and have begun sprucing up the yard with this nice spring weather we have had. At the time of publication, we will have delivered our second round of mulch to the surrounding communities. The troop has grown by leaps and bounds this past year and this was a great opportunity for some of our newest scouts to start earning their way to camp through sales and delivery of the mulch. Troop 280 HappeningsContributed by Lisa Leavins New Troop 280 Scouts BT student selected as 2012 Tomorrow Leader Bartram Trail High School student Matthew Arnwine was selected as one of 30 students, from various schools and organizations, to be recognized as the 2012 Tomorrow Leaders presented by State Farm. The Tomorrow Leaders are recognized as individuals who exemplify and excel in community volunteerism, leadership and civic responsibility.

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www.thecreekline.com April 2012 The CreekLine, Page 23 Summer Summer Camp & Camp & Activities Activities Guide Guide REGISTER NOW!Full Day Full Week Programs! Call for more information or register online at:904-620-2998Kids Sports Development Camp Eco Camp Second graders at Julington Creek Elementary are making book to community connections! Recently the students were about to kick o their new book study entitled O cer Buckle and Gloria, by Peggy Rathmann. This is a story about how students at Napville Elementary School always ignore O cer Buckles safety tips. The kids do, however, start following the safety tips once O cer Buckles introduces them to his police dog named Gloria. Gloria enhances O cer Buckles safety tips by doing tricks during his presentation for the kids to see. The moral of this story is that teamwork is best. This story is studied by all second graders in St. Johns County Schools as part of the core curriculum. To get the class excited about the story, the entire second grade had the opportunity to have O cer Douglas Kowieski, youth resource deputy and K9 handler with the St. Johns Sheri s O ce and his K9 police dog Liberty visit the school. In 2003 when O cer Kowieski got his rst dog, K-9 Justice, his wife was a second grade teacher. She came up with the idea of introducing her second grade students to K-9 Justice and the association of real police K-9s and the O ce Buckle and Gloria story. Since then, O cer Kowieski receives requests from over half of the elementary schools in the SJCSD to visit during the O cer Buckle and Gloria story. I have enjoyed it every year because the students respond so well to seeing a police dog and learning about why police o cers use police dogs, says Kowieski. I love coming into the schools to visit these young students because It gives me the opportunity to show them that police o cers are not to be feared. Our job is to keep people safe. In addition to O cer Kowielskis visit, students from Neeti Greggs second grade class had an extra treat of having additional police o cers visit their classroom. O cer Jovanny Lima assigned to Atlantic Coast High School and Sgt. Michelle Lima SRO Supervisor, both for Duval County School Police Department came to the class to read the story of O cer Buckle and Gloria to the class. After the story both o cers stayed around to lead a discussion about safety tips, stranger danger and the importance of staying in school and staying out of trouble. Second grader Jayden Ellis said the following about their special visitors: The police o cers that visited our class were great! On TV they look so serious and can even be scary looking. At school they were so much fun to talk to. It was also great to see Liberty. That was really an extra treat!Of cer Douglas Kowieski, Of cer K9 Liberty and Jayden Ellis, student from Susan Bakers class Police o cers help bring literature to lifeContributed by Ingrid Grif n, Julington Creek Elementary School What an EPIC adventure! In February, Timberlin Creek Elementary held its annual Boosterthon Fun Run fundraiser. The event is hosted by the TCE PTO. Students in all grades participated in the activities which included pep rallies, character building lessons and the run event itself. On February 23, parents cheered on their children as they ran, danced and buddy walked throughout the fun run laps. During it all, teamwork is stressed. This years theme, EPIC Adventure, taught students the importance of teamwork through encouraging others, playing activities, inviting others to participate and celebrating accomplishments.Fun Run at Timberlin Creek a huge success By Contributing Writer Trish EdmondsWhile learning these valuable teamwork lessons, TCE students also raised money from friends, family and other sponsors. At last count, students had raised over $34,000 according to event chair, Tina Perez. TCE Principal Cathy Hutchins and PTO President Shelly Kolaitis are thrilled with this years event success. Funds raised are earmarked to further enhance classroom technology with the addition of more computers, iPads, printers and software. The success of our Fun Run is a result of everyone working together. As a result, funds raised will be put to good use as we begin to replace outdated technology and invest in some of the latest technology tools to put in our students hands that will enhance their learning, shared Kolaitis. Thank you to all the family, friends and community members who helped Timberlin Creek reach its goals. The additional investment that school administration will make in technology as a result of the success of the fundraiser will further enhance the learning environment in each of the classrooms. All students will bene t in coming years. TCE Eagles Soar. Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 24, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com Summer Summer Camp & Camp & Activities Activities Guide Guide Jet Set Thru Summer Summer Camp Age 6 13 Jun 11 Aug 17 8:45am 5:00 pm Each week we will have a different theme around which we build our activities, our field trips, and our FUN FRIDAYS! We have daily swim in our 2 pools, an airconditioned gym, camp-ins and camp-outs, arts & crafts, sports, arcade, computer lab, and more. Part-time and extended day are available. Always the best Summer Camp in St Augustine! 3 or 5 days per Week 7 Field Trips Included Lunch Included International Counselors Drop Off at Either School Curiosity CampsAges 4 8 Monday Friday 9:00am 12:00 pm Back for the fourth year, our oneweek summer mini-camps are always popular so sign-up early. Attend one or up to all five! Dont miss the return of Dr. Gooeys Science Lab; Van GO Arts & Crafts; Iron Chefs; Sing It, Play It, Shake It Music Camp; and our new Eco Camp. Learn all summer while having a blast! No Registration Fee Each Curiosity Camp is $75 All Materials ProvidedSummer VPK Must Be Age 5 by Sep 1 Jun 10 Aug 18 8:30 am 2:45 pm If your child missed out on school year VPK, he or she can still attend this free program and be just as ready as their peers when they enter Kindergarten. We are the only VPK provider that uses the same curriculum vendor as St Johns County Public Schools. Dont send your child to school this fall unprepared! Taught by Degreed Teachers Only 12 Students per Class Extended Day Available Nationally Accredited The Village Academy & Village Academy North present the best 3 SUMMER CHOICES Jet-Set Thru Summer School-Age Summer Camp Curiosity Camps For Ages 4-8 Summer VPK Preparing for Kindergarten 145 Lewis Pt Rd 904.797.5909 village-academy.com 5970 US -1 North 904.824.7997 village-academy north .comDCF License C07SJ0045 and C07SJ0071 Where we Reach For The Stars Ages 5-18Call Today to Register to be part of the newest Competitive All-Star cheerleading team in the World Golf Village904-940-7289 Call today to register for our summer camp sessions. Boys and girls welcome to come join the summer fun. s s s Day camps with fun lled educational themes learned in a positive environment, incorporating with strength conditioning, tumbling and fun games. Come spend time in our air conditioned facility with certied coaches and the owner of Zone Cheer who holds a BS in Elementary Education grades K-6. s s s s s s ll ed l l e d s s s s s Summer Camps starting June 11July 26th 6. 6 904-460-2833 www.zonecheerallstars.com Weekly price $125.00 9:00 am3:00 pm or $30.00 per day Bring lunch & morning snack. 287-6331Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in dance, let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp.Near Foot SolutionsCome Praise the Lord With Your FeetSummer ProgramsSummer Dance Program For All Ages Tuesday, June 19th through Thursday, July 26th www.switzerlanddanceschool.com witzerlandance choolBalletTa Hip Ho 904 31 ns h Your F ee e t t ll Ages Jul y y 26 26 26 26 26 26 6 6 6 t th th th th h h h h h h h h h Bartram Trail High School would like to thank our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and the School Advisory Council (SAC) for assisting our administration in establishing a new computer lab. With recent requirements from the state for schools to administer computer-based testing, new computers and computer labs were needed to help accommodate the number of students testing at any given time. The lab of 25 computers has also been used for practicing skills through such teaching aids as Study Island. This new computer program and equipment have become favorites to our students. Plus, they have assisted the teachers in focusing on the speci c needs of our students. Pictured are PTO members Denise Carraway, Dawn Sapp, Tonya Arnett, Tracy Ring, Kathy Gilmore, Tasha Conching and Joyce Couch. Mill Creek Elementary School was treated to presentations by Lt. Roye Locklear of the Florida National Guard for all third, fourth and fth grade classes. The topic of the presentations was the dangers of smoking and drinking. The presentation was received with great enthusiasm. Several of the students were given the opportunity to participate in the activities and everyone learned priceless lessons about health and wellness. Jamila Sumpter-Rodriguez and Tyler Priddy give an example of good hand/eye coordination during the presentation with Lt. Roye Locklear. New computer lab at BTHS The dangers of smoking and drinking Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication (excluding sharps, medical wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers) St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m. Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694 Nerds for Novels a Huge Success Bartram Trail High Schools Future Teachers of America held the rst annual Nerds for Novels used book drive to bene t St. Johns County Public Libraries. The club collected almost 300 books! Congratulations to the classes of Mrs. Mullen and Mrs. Warren for bringing in the most used books! On Saturday, March 10, the Miss Bartram Pageant was held. Congratulations to the young, talented women who participated in this annual event! Miss Bartram Trail 2013Hannah Shef eld; 1st Runner UpOlivia Crews; 2nd Runner UpDevon Harrell; 3rd Runner UpLacey Baroch; 4th Runner UpCassandra Imrie; Miss CongenialityBlair DeCrispino; Most AcademicBlair DeCrispino; Most Ad SalesAmy Leonard; Crowds ChoiceKelsey Johnson; Best InterviewKelsey Johnson; Best TalentLacey Baroch; Best Formal WearCassi Imrie; Best Stage PresenceDevon Harrell; Most PhotogenicCassi Imrie; Directors AwardHannah Shef eld. Pictured are Olivia Crews, Devon Harrell, Cassandra Imrie, Hannah Shef eld and Lacey Baroch. Miss Bartram Pageant

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www.thecreekline.com April 2012 The CreekLine, Page 25 Jacksonville, FL 11111 San Jose Blvd. 904-220-1212SAVE $100CALL Today 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 260-4866 www.starlightjax.com Star ightGYMNASTICSOur #1 Priority: Your Children Motivating classes for all ages Fun Additional ProgramsBack by popular demand!Summer CampJune 11th August 10thConveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd.2012-2013 Early Bird Registration$10 OFFApril 23rd May 25th Swimming Safari Swim SchoolNorthside, Arlington, Southside, Orange Park, Mandarin, Beaches/Intercoastal, Mandarin, San Marco, St. Augustine-210, & WestsideStay Safe, Learn to Swim! Swimming Lessons260-1836www.swimmingsafari.com Now Enrolling for Fall 2012 and Summer Camp Summer Camp Summer Camp & Activities Activities Guide Guide The rst annual Wards Creek Elementary Golf Tournament was held at St. Johns Golf and Country Club on Friday, March 23. The tournament sponsors were Chris Adamec, attorney at law, Village Chiropractic and Bartram Animal Hospital. Bozard Ford offered a brand new Ford Mustang for a hole-in one. The car was parked in front of the school for several weeks prior to the tournament to build the excitement and promote the tournament. Auditmacs and A-Z Homes were our Flag and Hole Sponsors and Deerwood Deli and& Diner, Roots and Wings and Animal Medical Clinic were Hole Sponsors. A big thank you goes out to all who made the tournament a success including our sponsors, donors, players and volunteers! Plans are already in the works for the second annual Wards Creek Elementary Golf Tournament. If you would more information on sponsoring or playing in next years tournament, please contact any board member or visit our website www.wardscreekpto.org. Proceeds from the golf tournament and all PTO activities are used to enhance Wards Creek Elementary School. Recent projects funded by the PTO include the shadeport over the playground, bulletin boards and computers for classrooms. Also in March, the WCE PTO hosted a business partner appreciation breakfast at the Davidson Building in World Golf Village. The breakfast was catered by Panera Bread and all business partners in attendance were recognized with appreciation certi cates. Thank you to all of our business partners! The students have been gearing up for the FCAT tests and Wards Creek is in need of volunteers to proctor the exams. Please contact the school if you are an approved volunteer and are able to proctor for 90 minutes starting at 8:45 a.m. on April 16, 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25. Finally, the PTO is selling tickets to the Tournament Players Championship. Please consider buying your tickets from the PTO. The tickets will not cost you any more, but a large portion of the cost will be given back to our school by the TPC. Click on the PTO link on the Wards Creek home page for a downloadable order form.Spring at Wards Creek ElementaryBy Contributing Writer Beth McCannThe 2011-2012 SchoolRelated Employees of the Year have been selected from each of the districts 34 schools, along with two district representatives. School-related employees enhance the educational experience for the children whose lives they touch, and they are essential to the successful operation of a school or school district o ce. These nominees were chosen for the signi cant contributions they have made in their schools and community, and to the school district as a whole. Criteria for the award includes exemplary job performance, School district names Employees of the Year dedication on the job, interpersonal skills, leadership ability, in-service/training to upgrade skills and contributions to the school and school district environment. Congratulations to the following 2011-2012 SchoolRelated Employees of the Year from the NW St. Johns County schools: John Baker, Bartram Trail High School Tina Northcut, Creekside High School Sharon Oliver, Cunningham Creek Elementary School Katherine Brant, Durbin Creek Elementary School Adam Holmes, Fruit Cove Middle School Amy Ponce, Hickory Creek Elementary School Brian Pratt, Julington Creek Elementary School Dana English, Liberty Pines Academy Russell Rusty Mink, Mill Creek Elementary School Donald Colburn, Allen D. Nease High School Karin Gowens, Pacetti Bay Middle School Mary Dahms, Switzerland Point Middle School Cahren Epi, Timberlin Creek Elementary School

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Page 26, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com Stronger...Faster...Better RACE TRACK RDFLORA BRANCH BLVD. SR 13PUBLIX Fred Baldwin, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, PES and Tobi Baldwin, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPTSports Medicine providers for Creeks Athletic Association Soccer. Call Tim ( 904 ) 599-5250 LAWN & LANDSCAPING NO CONTRACT REQUIRED!/On-Call ServiceLawn Maintenance Package Includes: Precision Mowing, Edging Foliage Trimming Fertilizing LANDSCAPE DESIGN PLANT & TREE INSTALLATION MULCH & ROCK INSTALLATIONFree Estimates References Available Licensed & Insuredgreenfxlawn@yahoo.com The spring fashion runways on the First Coast began appearing during the month of March. Glimpses of what was shown in New York and Milan trickled down to us commoners. So now what is reality? Actually the good news is Do Your Own Thing! Yes, go BoHo with your long peasant skirts and gauzy long dresses. The cutest thing I saw was a long white retro peasant dress belted with an orange (color of the year) woven wide straw belt and topped o with some ethnic wooden beads. Of course wedge heeled sandals were the shoe (yes, you can wear last years wedges) and a pop of color purse topped o the look. Speaking of white dresses, they are all over the horizon for the season. Whether you choose a tone on tone print sheath or a popcorn crochet A-line little number, a little white dress will be taking the place of your LBD (little black dress) this summer my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs)! Pastel or hot colored jeans are a must have item. I dont suggest you spend your entire spring wardrobe budget for these trendy bottoms, but do go by a big box store and pick up a pair. Try to match a cami or a tank top to your jeans and then oat one of these multi-printed sheer tops over it all. The cutest version of this I saw go down the runway the other day was a pretty pair of springy purple jeans and matching cami with a pink and purple printed peasant top over it all. Accessories are multiple bangle bracelets stacked up your arm and long dangly earrings. I think we used to call these earrings shoulder dusters back in the day! I remember cutting a cartoon out of the paper one time that stated, If you are having a bad day, put on some long dangly earrings! Handbags are in bold colors and prints and make a statement unto themselves. The new bags this year are a little larger than they have been in the past few seasons. Heres a fun idea: try adorning your bag with a fun silk ower or by hanging a great looking scarf from the handle. On the scene was one of my favorites for spring polka dots! Black and white polka dots are on blouses, skirts, scarves and even purses. Teamed up with pink or red, this is a great seasonal look to update your black basics. Not to be redundant from my March column, but orange and tangerine has never been as big of a hit as Spring If you are not con dent you can wear it, go to some peachy or blush shades of the hue. This is a pretty feminine color that complements most complexions. Do you have a black and white printed jacket in the back of your closet? Dig it out and Fashion UpdateDo your own thing!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsteam it up with red or royal blue bottoms (again preferably jeans), this is a fresh look for that little number! See what I mean by saying do your own thing? Its a great season for being ones self and enjoying your own fashion statement! The EMMA Concert Association and State Street Ballet bring the timeless magic of The Jungle Book to St. Augustine on Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Flagler College Auditorium. The auditorium is located at 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 or $5 for students. A student I.D. is required for high school and college students. Reserved seats may be purchased in advance at www. emmaconcerts.com or by phone at 797-2800. Tickets are also available at the door. Inspired by Rudyard Kiplings famous novel, the full-length original production of The Jungle Book is choreographed by State Street Ballets artistic director, Rodney Gustafson and choreographer and ballet master, Gary McKenzie, to an original score by composer and conductor Milan Svoboda of the Czech Republic. True to his reputation, Gustafson gives this production the compelling ferocity that trademarks the companys new works. Audiences will love how this story is brought to life, incorporating incredible dance, costumes and music, says Gustafson. The ballet follows the jubilant and sometimes treacherous adventure of Mowgli, who is lost by his parents only to be saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan by a pack of wolves. The wolves raise Mowgli, teaching him di cult life lessons as all parents must do. As Mowgli grows and is nally exposed to humans, he begins to question his own identity. In the end he realizes his place is among humans and not the animals. A great ballet for the entire family, The Jungle Book combines a timeless story with The Jungle Book ballet is coming to St. Augustineawesome dancing that merits adult appreciation. Prior to establishing State Street Ballet, company director Rodney Gustafson danced with Geneva Ballet, Cleveland Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. As a dancer, he worked with many of the greatest dancers of our time including Mikhail Baryshnikov and famous choreographers like Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev, Jerome Robbins and Antony Tudor. Gustafson brings vision, energy and mastery of the classics to the State Street Ballet, propelling the company to explore new and untapped areas of entertainment. Gary McKenzie received his primary training from Marguerite Phares, Vladimir Luppov, Alonzo King, and at Harkness House under David Howard in New York. While his performing career was primarily with Ballet Florida, he was also a member of the original Santa Barbara Ballet under the direction of Tamara Kinsell, Southwest Ballet, San Diego Ballet and a founding member of State Street Ballet. McKenzie has choreographed numerous ballets for various companies as well as working as a choreographer for Opera Santa Barbara. The role of Mowgli is danced by Ryan Camou. Camou began dance training at age seven at Hawaii State Ballet. HSB gave him the foundation to move on to San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet and Smuin Ballet. He joined State Street Ballet in 2005 and is now Principal Dancer. Costumes for The Jungle Book are by Anaya Cullen. Cullen has designed and made costumes for dance, opera and independent lm companies. The sets are designed by JeanFrancois Revon. Revon grew up in Paris and has lived and worked in the United States for the past 17 years. His credits list over 300 productions for opera, ballet and musical theatre. This is the third appearance of State Street Ballet in St. Augustine. State Street is a vibrant, innovative company based in Santa Barbara, California. Its performances combine the rigors and timeless beauty of classical technique with updated looks, special e ects and digital technology, producing original works that satisfy todays diverse audiences. The fully professional dance company is known for its signature elegantbut-edgy tone.Out of 1.5 million students in the nation, Bartram Trail High School senior Mitchell Zhang was recently named a nalist in the 2012 Competition for National Merit Scholarships. Congratulations to Mitchell on this outstanding accomplishment!Congratulations! 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www.thecreekline.com April 2012 The CreekLine, Page 27 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 888.410.3789 All Florida Soft Water Glenn Copp, Owner INVEST YOUR TAX REFUND IN SOFT FILTERED WATERwww.allfloridasoftwater.comof Saint Johns287-0003Susan, 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 arent cloudy anymore. Give Glenn a call and see what he can do for you! Donna. Throughout the 2011-12 school year, Girl Scout Junior Troop 204 hosted by Cunningham Creek Elementary focused a majority of their time on service projects bene ting all aspects of our local community. Amanda, Ariana, Danielle, Delaney, Emma, Helen, Kaelyn, Mackenzie and Samantha all brainstormed what types of service projects they would like to facilitate to bene t others in need. As the school year kicked o so did their service e orts. For CLAPS Classroom Library Additions for Primary Students the girls donated and delivered over 150 books to CCEs kindergarten, rst and second grade primary classroom libraries. At the rst Girl Scout Creeks Cove Service Unit meeting the girls Served their Sister Scouts by enthusiastically welcoming new and returning leaders with an appreciation treat and inspirational message. In the fall, you might have seen them dressed as dogs as they Helped Hungry Hounds by collecting dog food for Anas Angels at PETCO in Mandarin. We even had an adoption take place! Troop 204 put the Spotlight on our servicemen and women Cunningham Cardinals care for their communityBy Contributing Writer Carol Higley Girl Scouts cont. on page 28 First Florida Credit Union held a Transformation Expo and Open House on Saturday, March 24 at the County Road 210 branch. This event was to promote First Florida Credit Unions Financial Fitness program, which o ers an easy way to transform your life and nances. Members and visitors were treated to free food and refreshments, face painting, and giveaways. On hand were local businesses and exhibitors to o er advice on nance, home improvement, health, beauty, education and more. Open house entertaining and educationalWere thrilled to bring this event to our community, said branch manager Sarah Bradley. The expo is a great way to help members make positive changes in their lives, added Bradley. At First Florida Credit Union you are a member-owner of a not-for pro t organization. Money earned is returned to our members in the form of higher savings rates, lower loan rates and low-or no-cost services. First Florida Credit Union o ers you an outstanding level of person service and attention and nancial counseling to assist you in reaching your nancial goals. For more information visit your local St. Johns County branch on County Road 210 West and ask for branch manager Sarah Bradley. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! First Florida Credit Union President and CEO Brent Lister, Branch Manager Sarah Bradley and Regional Branch Manager Joe Markley.

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Page 28, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com Learn how to doitsafely. Safe Sitter Class for Ages 11 to 14May 269 am 2 pmBaptist Medical Center South Cost: $40 (includes training manual and lunch)Please call 202.CARE (2273) to register.Topics will include: First Aid Behavioral Advice Choking Infant/Child Rescue Injury Management Safety for the Sitter Baby-sitting as a Business Preventing Injuries Bea safesitter!ebaptisthealth.com Baptist Health Must present Ad Valid until 5-15-12 Girl Scouts cont. from page 27by visiting the Veterans Hospital to show appreciation for their service to our country with signs, notes and patriotic lifesavers. As the weather grew chillier, their focus turned to the homeless by making scarves to donate along with hats and gloves for Warm Heads, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts. The holiday season brought the familiar Angel Tree engagement in support of our local service units e orts for Celebration Church along with April Showers baby donations for the Betty Gri n House in St. Augustine. The girls also participated in Vids for Kids a DVD donation endeavor for Wolfson Childrens Hospital started a few years ago by a CCE classmate. As spring drew near, Troop 204 Entertained our Elders by singing Broadway tunes for the residents of Westminster Woods in Julington Creek and provided young children a huggable animal through their Stu ed with Love collection e orts. Their last and largest service venture of the year is designing, developing and implementing Wake Up America and Discover Your World, an Earth Day-focused event at Cunningham Creek Elementary celebrating our environment and conveying how we can all make a di erence in some small way to change the world. Now with the school year coming to an end and the majority of the girls time at CCE concluding as well, they re ect on their era as a Cardinal in Girl Scouts with fond memories and gratitude.According to a recent National Health Interview Survey, 21.5 million Americans 18 and older reported experiencing vision loss. Of these 21.5 million American adults, 12.7 million were women and 8.8 million were men. The survey concluded that each year, more women than men are diagnosed with eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. This is predominantly due to hormone changes and life longevity. According to Melanie Javier, O.D., Optometrist at Clay Eye, As a mom, career woman, and wife, often times my family comes rst. I hear the same sentiment from so many of my female patients. While it is important to take care of your family, it is equally as important to take care of yourself and your eyes. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons 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 look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!April is Womens Eye Health & Safety Month

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Your onsite A thleti c Traine r at ea c h week s game s h h t t h h Call or Text: 904-553-7876Hablo Espaol Specializing in Latina, Asian & African-American hairstyles Nease NJROTC brought home rst place overall at the Area 12 Northeast Florida/Georgia JROTC Regional Drill Meet, held at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in early March. The meet was attended by the areas top 16 qualifying teams. It was an awesome experience and then to come in rst is especially rewarding. This is the rst time Nease NJROTC has earned the rst place overall ranking for Area 12 since 2004. Over the past 18 years, Nease NJROTC has gone to nationals seven times, with their top nish in second place in 2004. This years team consisted of 38 competitors and a Tiger Team of ve cadets. Highlights Nease NJROTC nabs rst place at regionals nationals here we come!By Contributing Writer Cyndi Thatcher, Nease JROTC Parent Boostersfrom the events are as follows: PI (Personnel Inspection) Nease rst Academics Nease rst Individual scores for Academics: personal placement, Snyder- fth, Hogancampsecond Unarmed Basic Drill -Nease rst Unarmed Exhibition Drill -Nease third Armed Basic Drill -Nease third Armed Exhibition Drill -Nease fth (tied with Luella) Overall Drill combined scoresNease third Athletics: Team push-up scores-Nease third Personal push-ups: Female; Espinalthird Team curl-ups scores-Nease rst Personal curl-ups: Males, Charley Reis with 271; Females, Allison Gregory with 209 Also of note, J.P. Snyder was recognized for the Gilliam Scholarship Essay. This win quali es Nease to participate at Nationals which will be held in Pensacola, Florida on April 13 and 14. In order to o set the costs associated with participating at Nationals, Nease NJROTC actively seeking personal and corporate sponsorships supporting the team toward raising the $9,000 necessary to fund travel, entry fees and expenses to Nationals. If you would like to support the team, please contact Captain Young, Nease NJROTC Instructor at 547-8362. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the Orchestras Feeding America 2012 national food drive, led by the League of American Orchestras. The drive, to be held through April 28, will bene t the Downtown Ecumenical Services Council (DESC), a Jacksonville emergency services agency which provides assistance to the poor, particularly families with children and the elderly, sick or disabled. Symphony patrons are asked to bring non-perishable food donations during the following concert weeks: April 13: The Life and Times of Beethoven (Co ee and Fusion Series) April 14: Ben Folds with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra April 19-21: Rachmanino s Second Piano Concerto (Masterworks Series) April 26-28: Cirque de la Symphony (Pops Series and additional performances) Food donations can also be dropped o at the Times-Union Center lobby from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through April 30. As a thank you, donors will receive a voucher for two halfprice tickets for an upcoming Jacksonville Symphony concert this season (limit one voucher per household). More details are available by calling 358-1479 or visiting www.JaxSymphony.org.Jacksonville Symphony holds food driveThe Palencia Tennis Center is hosting its rst annual charity tennis tournament, with the proceeds bene ting Camp Boggy Creek for seriously ill children. Tennis Director Tom Salmon is hoping area residents will rally behind the May 4-6 event by participating, volunteering and/or donating money. When I rst was hired two and a half years ago, I was approached by a number of members asking if we would host some kind of mens and ladies tennis tournament, Salmon said. My response was yes, but lets make it a charity event. The idea to have the proceeds bene t Camp Boggy Creek came from active Palencia tennis player Rich McLaughlin. His grandson, Tyler, was born with a malformed artery from his heart to his lungs. When he was six months old, he had a cadaver artery put in his heart. He is now an active 10-year-old, who attended this camp last summer, he said. Camp Boggy Creek opened in 1996 and is part of the Hole in the Wall Camp network, created by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. Today, more than 200,000 have taken part in this network of worldwide camps. McLaughlin visited Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida and was impressed with the 234-acre facility and the activities, including swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, arts and crafts, archery and more. He also attended a Day of Remembrance for sponsors and attendees. The camp doesnt charge kids or families and relies on donations to fund its $4 million budget. While its free, McLaughlin said the experience has been priceless for his grandson. As he sometimes thinks he is di erent, this camp opened his eyes about himself and others. When you see some of the children who attend this camp, you can see, that for some, it is the best week of the year, McLaughlin said. The Palencia Tennis Center sta (Salmon, Nick Brennan and Rox Ann Krahn) is putting on the tournament with the help of a volunteer committee. Besides McLaughlin, the other members of the committee are Amir Malik, Stephanie Kinsey, Tess Walton and Alexis McDaniel. So far, Malik has signed up two Ace sponsors. Flagler Hospital and Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine are supporting the event with $1,000 each. Salmon needs additional volunteers to nd sponsorships and to work during the threeday tournament. Businesses can participate by donating at one of the four sponsor levels (from $1,000 to $100) and/or by being a vendor. Residents are also welcome to make private donations. Of course, tennis players from anywhere (not just Palencia) can help just by signing up. Salmon hopes to have between 32 and 50 teams participating. All levels (of play) are welcome, Salmon said. The entry fee is $100 per partnership. The fee will provide two guaranteed matches, a pro exhibition, lunches on Saturday and Sunday, goodie bags and T-shirts. The rst night of the tournament, there will be a demonstration by Head/Penn Racquets Sports and other vendors. Salmon said the tournament Palencia tennis tournament to help camp for ill children is part of The Palencia Clubs goal to provide a full range of opportunities for the community. For more information on the tournament, please contact Salmon at tom.salmon@ hines.com. Do you know the warning signs of stroke? Sudden numbness or weak ness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden severe headache with no known causeSource: Baptist Medical Center South

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In their e ort to form a team, 10 year old Durbin Creek Elementary student Matt Blake said he would like to help out. He is a member of the DCE Student Council, which raised charity money through Valentine Durbin Creek Student Council pays it forwardBy Contributing Writer Brandy Alexander Student council President Aiden Driscoll, Student Council members and Brooke. Reynolds present Sarah Nichols with a check. Candy Grams. He approached his teachers Brooke Reynolds, Christine Dewees and Kelly Easterling with the idea of donating to the MS Muck Ruckus. The Student Council agreed and presented Nichols with a check for $150 on March 15. With the help of groups like the student council, the MS Society addresses the challenges faced daily by those with MS and helps them stay connected to the great big moving world. All funds support the MS researchers in their e ort to nd a cure, as well as local programs for people with MS. With everyones help, a cure can be found! If you would like to contribute please visit www.muckusruckusmsjacksonville.org. Thank you to the DCE student council for its donation and for supporting a Durbin Creek Elementary School mom. ter and provide dinner, clothing and personal care items. The groups who have committed to date are the Ponte Vedra Rotary Clubs, Shepard of the Woods Lutheran Church, Shores United Methodist Church, Bartram Trail Rotary, Switzerland Community Church, Fruit Cove Baptist Church, St. Johns County United Way and Knights of Switzerland Council at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church. There is still the need for three or four additional groups to provide a dinner for just one Monday of one month of the year. There is nothing but great spirits as the ladies of the community put together bags of donated groceries to be given out; men sort through the donated clothing looking for something they can use. Everyone gathers under the trees to eat and children scurry about or take their dinner and retreat to the steps of the adjacent church to eat with brothers and sisters. Each month is unique; there may be barbeque served by one group and the next month another group will serve lasagna. And of course there are months when the smell of charcoal smoke lls the air and invites everyone to a traditional picnic of hamburgers and hot dogs. Up the street may be the ashing lights of carnival rides and fried foods that only happen once a year, but right there at the SEA Community Center each month is real picnic of joy as people get together to share a meal. If your charitable group would like more information about how you can help the SEA community or sign up to host a monthly dinner, please contact Kathy Bravo, kbravo@jcpcares.org.Migrant worker dinners cont. from pg. 1 During March residents of Clyde E. 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The recent cruise accident of the Costa Concordia has initiated comparisons and renewed interest with the infamous Titanic. Many people dont realize that Titanics story began in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The city rose to importance during the Industrial Revolution and her shipyards were the biggest in the world including those of Harland and Wol In 1909, H and W was commissioned by the White Star Line to build three luxury liners: Titanic: The Belfast connectionBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com Titanic, Olympic and Britannic. The blueprints called for highly skilled craftsmen from all over Europe to produce the nest and most luxurious ship of the day. Additionally, 12,000 Belfast workers were involved with the construction. Financed by American industrialist J.P. Morgan, the ships piece de resistance was the Grand Staircase, including oak paneling with gilded balustrades and intricate wrought iron railings illuminated by a glass-dome above. When RMS Titanic traveled down the slipway to enter the River Lagan, she was indeed the largest and most beautiful vessel in the world. Sadly, the cruise ship hit an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank on April 15, 1912, causing a loss of 1517 lives from the 2229 total onboard, including some of the worlds wealthiest families. The unsinkable ship was built properly; however, the construction simply could not withstand such strong forces. History now puts the blame on the captain who ignored iceberg warnings and continued traveling at an accelerated speed. However, according to Belfast Titanic historian, Terry Madill, Following the sinking, H&W instructed their employees never to mention the ship and the shame lingered for many years. Economic decline and the Troubles led Belfast into transition and change; bombings and rioting put it o the tourist map for decades. Now regeneration of the downtown and renewed interest in the Titanic are bringing Belfast back to life. I took a hard-hat tour of the new Titanic Belfast attraction almost a year ago. The super amazing multi-level venue pushes state-of-the-art technology to advanced Disney levels. At a cost of over $150 million it stands as a 21st century icon for the city. The center tells both the engineering and the human stories as visitors zoom through a virtual Titanic under construction. An array of interactive computer-generated imagery brings the ships interior to life. Another section includes a vivid journey of the remains that lie on the bottom of the North Atlantic, two and a half miles below the surface. The new center, far more than a museum, is expected to become a tourism draw for Northern Ireland. Indeed the charming people, green countryside and fascinating, centuries old history make Belfast and Northern Ireland a delightful place to visit. For further information: www. discovernorthernireland.comThis months movie review belongs to the lm John Carter, an action lm for adults and teens. John Carter, portrayed by Taylor Kitsch, is from Virginia. He is also a Civil War veteran who somehow miraculously nds himself transported from a gold mine in Virginia to Mars. Here, he nds himself surrounded by 12-foot green barbarians, the Tharks that he can leap over in a single bound and knock out with a single punch. Yet he gives himself up to one of their leaders, Tars Tarkas, played by Willem Dafoe, who nds this strange beings powers useful. John Carter soon plans his escape and a princess from another part of the planet, Dejah Thoris, represented by Lynn Collins, lands in his arms, in need of immediate saving and in need of a savior. These two communities are frequently at odds and have little use for each other. The Tharks do not y and have some of their own situations, as Tars Tarkas and his daughter Sola, performed by Samantha Morton, are at odds. Dejah and her people are from Helium, one of the last free cities on Mars and ying vehicles are their means of travel. That is just one of the many di erences in addition to the political upheaval of these and other communities of the planet. John, Dejah and Sola end up as a team in search for a means to save Helium and along the way discover a source for Johns unique abilities. Furthermore, there is another race who time-travels and shape-shifts that are manipulating all of these beings. Action and adventure abound in this lm through the direction of Andrew Stanton. The lm is also shown in the 3-D venue. The computer graphics and alien design is well done as emotions and attitudes come through clearly. The one drawback is the storyline; it is choppy and unclear in some areas, especially the signi cance of this manipulative race. The love story evolves on cue as John Carter ghts to return from one existence to another to be with the one he loves. This was an enjoyable lm and the action moved throughout each era.Movie ReviewJohn CarterDirected by: Andrew Stanton. Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, and Willem Dafoe Review by T.G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) Congratulations to the Creek Clash U-16 Blue girls who were crowned champions at the Disney Presidents Day Soccer Festival. During the ve games of tournament the Clash had 18 goals and opponents scored only one goal. The team heads into State Cup play as the eighth-ranked team in the state. Team members include Mikki Lewis, Brooke Ina, Marissa Orduna, Katy Crolius, Taylor Berry, Bailey Dotsikas, Natalie Beaver, Hanna Parado, Lauren Small, Alexis Davis, Amy Dorsen, Jordan Tindell, Jessica Potts, Courtney Schell, Megan Rogers, Michelle Holzemer, Madison Caldwell and Kari Davidson. Coaches are Jen West and Paul Ina and the trainer is Linda Hamilton. The CreekLine 886-4919 Dont let the kids have all the fun! Celebrate National Library Week by playing Bingo for Books! Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Library.Adult Bingo for Books Saturday, April 14 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library What would YOU like to read about each month in The CreekLine?Let us know! editor@the creekline.com

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Page 32, The CreekLine April 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 A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00am**Signing for the hearing impaired. www.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit CovePh: 230.8881 52 Tuscan Way, #202Publix Center at International Golf Dr. and SR 16 Ph: 940.0055 Faith Newsfor 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. 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. Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The Rippers will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Sew Much Comfort. This months project will be Mothers Day baskets for Betty Gri n House in St. Augustine. Helping Hands members will be assembling totes lled with clothing, cosmetics, toiletries and jewelry for the women in the shelter. Donations of new articles of clothing or accessories are always welcome. Please contact lol2918@ aol.com or jacqphil@aol.com for more information. The group would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support of the garage sale which bene ted 14-year-old Alex Fast of St. Augustine who is awaiting a life saving liver transplant. Over $3,000 was donated to COTA (the Childrens Organ Transplant Association) in Alexs name. Of the $3000, approximately $1,036 was from the sale of lamp work bracelets the ladies made in January. Many thanks Helping Hands UpdateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyouto Faith Community Church where the sale was held, 210 Storage, which donated space for merchandise, Watson Realty for the marquee sign and members of Helping Hands who donated, sorted and worked the garage sale and our buyers. A very special thank you to Boy Scout Troop 473 that helped transport the merchandise from the storage unit to church, set up tables and helped the day of the sale as well. Chris and Tim Ziemathis coordinated the boy scouts help. Merchandise that was left over was donated to local COTA group for another garage sale for Alex and Save a Child. In March the group put together Easter Baskets for two local food banks to give to the children and painted a room for a St. Augustine girl through Community Peds. Helping Hands is a non-denominational group that meets last Friday of the month at Faith Community to do a small project to bene t the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress. Members come when they can and do what they can with what they have. The group relies solely on donations of goods and services and new members are always welcome. Please contact jacqphil@aol. com for more information. Many thanks to Boy Scout Troop 473! A workshop on health care advance directives, Getting Started will be held on Monday, April 23 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at Jewish Family and Community Services, located at 6261 Dupont Station Court East. This workshop will provide information to help you decide what will best serve your individual needs and will also include tips on handling di cult conversations, dealing with resistance and staying positive. The workshop is free and open to the community, but pre-registration is required. Please call Shelley Kulchin at 394-5722 or email her at skulchin@jfcsjax.org.St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church is o ering a parents Morning Out program Every year we watch for the arrival of birds, bees and butter ies to assure us that spring has arrived. Their arrival assures us that winter has passed and the long hot days of summer are not too far away. On the St. Johns River the return of nger mullet is one of the signs that sherman look for most to let them know that spring has arrived and its time to get ready for another year of shing. Each year as fall approaches adult mullet and nger mullet exit the river taking part in their annual migration south to nd warmer waters for the winter. When doing so, many of the di erent species of sh that feed on nger mullet follow their food source out of the river. The disappearance of the mullet and other bait sh at this time of year leaves us with a much di erent shery than what we experienced over the warmer months. As spring progresses and water temperatures rise we can soon expect the return of mullet to the St. Johns. The juveniles of the species referred to as nger mullet will be schooling along our local shorelines. Their return will signal that a new shing season has begun as the larger sh that want them for their meal will follow. Some of the many di erent types of sh we can expect to show shortly after the arrival of nger mullet are sea trout, weak sh, ounder and red sh. As summer progresses and if conditions are right, we may even see a tarpon or two. Finger mullet can easily be targeted with a cast net and caught for live bait. Floated, drifted, free lined or on a jig head are all sure- re ways to entice a hungry predator. Even cut in half and used on a bottom rig will produce a of variety bites. So, as the weather warms and we notice the arrival of birds, bees and butter ies; remember the all important sign of a jumping mullet. That is a sure sign that its time to dust o those shing rods and start to prepare for another shing season on the St. Johns. Fishing Report: Bream and bass have been hot in creeks. Sea trout are o docks south of Buckman Bridge. Look for ounder at Buckman and red- sh on docks. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka Mandarin Garden Club Plant SaleSat. 4/28 8 am to 2 pm 2892 Loretto Rd, Jax. FL 32223 St. Gerard Campus has been counseling adoptions for many years. Finding the perfect home for a child that needs to be adopted has brought great joy not only to us and the adoptive parents, but to the young woman who painfully must make this most di cult decision of love. St. Gerard Campus will be hosting an adoption seminar on April 21 at the campus, located at 1405 US Highway 1 South, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost to attend is $100 per adoptive family. We invite anyone interested in adopting a child to please call Cindy Zsolnai at 829-5516, extension 109. Information and instructions such as letters of intent, birth mother letters, biographical and medical information, counseling, presentation books, adoption laws and fees, home studies and budgeting for adoption will be covered by our knowledgeable sta .Adoption seminar

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www.thecreekline.com April 2012 The CreekLine, Page 33 Sunday Morning 10 am @ Timberlin Creek Elementary School 555 Pine Tree Lane St. Augustine, FL 32092 904-535-5636 S t Looking for a place to belong? We are looking for you. www.familylifefellowshipjax.com Now that the sun burns warmly and the spring break is on its way, the spring sports at Nease are also in full swing! Boys and girls tennis and lacrosse, track and eld, softball, and baseball have started and with the Nease athletes giving it their all, weve had some great victories. To start o the baseball team won a great game against their biggest rival, Ponte Vedra High School. With an overall record of 9-4, this lead is enhanced by their triumph over their competition. At the Suns Stadium, senior Mike Mancini pitched one ER and he, Andrew Hagaman, Brooks Calvo and Cody Martin all played key roles in the victory and the great season the baseball team has had so far. On Friday, March 23, the boys head o to Daytona for a district game at Jackie Robinson Stadium to play against Matanzas High School. Their hard work will keep paying o and the team just keeps getting better and better. The girls lacrosse team has one main goal this season: to win their district games so that they can have a high seeding at Districts. The record of wins to losses is about even and even though they lost in a great game against Ponte Vedra, theyve won almost all the other games and the teamwork and friendship the girls share is unmatched. 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 Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease StudentVedra. With many wins and some close games, the softball team has been working hard and they have the fans to support them during the season. Some runners on the track and eld team have stood out particularly well for their accomplishments. Senior Mac Reynolds broke the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:19. Junior Mary Sieredzinski ran the 100m hurdle for a record time of 15.57 and the 300m hurdle in 46.38; Ceolomar Ways broke the 400m run and was named Warrior of the Week by runners. Finally, Kristen Barbour ran the 3200m race in another record of 11:18. This season is going incredibly well and all the athletes are trying very hard! Our tennis team is also during very well. They havent lost a district match yet, so they have a great chance of making it to regionals and then States. As Coach Saya always says, You practice like you play, so they work hard and have fun together! Hopefully the team can make it to States, which hasnt been done for a few years; its a big goal but the team is determined to make it to the top.Annual plants, also referred to as seasonal bedding plants, are a great way to perk up your front yard or create beautiful pots brimming with colorful owers. Annuals are so named because they last only one growing season and die away after producing owers and seeds. Even so, they are popular plants because their owers are usually colorful and abundant. North Florida is di erent from most other places because it has distinct climates for growing annuals. In winter, day temperatures are mostly moderate but nights are cool with occasional freezes. In late fall and early spring days are warm but nights are still cool. Late spring through summer and early fall, temperatures are hotter and the humidity is high both day and night. Climate is important when talking about annuals because you want to match your choice of plants to the time of year. Each variety of annual has a climate preference and no annuals bloom all year. Ideally, annuals should be put into the ground at the beginning of their optimal growing season. This gives you the longest show of color and the best return on your investment. There are many gardening books, such as Bedding Plants by Robert Black and Edward Gilman, and The Florida Gardeners Book of Lists by Lois Chapman, which will help you select appropriate annuals for a particular time of year. If you prefer to search online go to www.solutionsforyourlife.com and search for Gardening with Annuals in Florida. Selecting annuals for the time of year is not the only issue. It is also important to know the amount of sun or shade the plants will receive. You will nd that the majority of bedding plants prefer a sunny site. Coleus, Caladiums and Impatiens are the usual selections for color in shady sites, but dont expect any annuals to prosper in deep shade. For such areas consider planting Holly Fern or a blooming shade perennial such as the Shrimp Plant. Once you have made your selections, prepare the soil by adding compost. Water your transplants before and after planting. Check the bed daily and water as needed until the plants are settled and growing. Try not to buy over-gown, spindly annuals. If you do, cut o the top half before planting. This may cut o the owers now but the plants will be much improved over their life cycle. Mulch your plants well to preserve moisture and discourage weeds and fertilize regularly to keep the owers coming. Many annuals bloom longer and produce more owers if you deadhead, which means picking o spent blooms before they go GardeningBrighten your yard with seasonal owersBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASto seed. Be sure to start deadheading as soon as you get the plants home. When blooms begin to wane, it may be time to replace them. Annuals are fun plants, so consider it an opportunity to try new varieties and perhaps a striking new combination of colorful owers. Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: April 13 New: April 21 First Quarter: April 29 Full: May 6

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Highlights from this years meet included 10-year-old Summer Stan eld who medaled in all six of her individual events, winning gold in the 50 yard butter y, placing second in both the 100 yard free and 100 yard butter y and taking third in the 50 yard back, 100 yard individual medley and 50 yard freestyle. Also on the girls side, Eleanor Pollitt made nals in ve of her six individual events and with her highest place ranking fourth in the 11-12 girls 50 yard freestyle. Our highest nish from the girls relays were the 11-12 girls in the 400 yard freestyle relay. Led o by Eleanor Pollitt, Anna Gapinski, Abbey Ellis and Megan Arnold, the relay placed 11th. On the boys side, Ethan Chestang earned a bronze medal in the 100 yard backstroke for the 13-14 boys division and also made nals in the 100 yard freestyle and 200 yard backstroke. Carter Strickland, 12, also took a bronze medal in the 50 yard freestyle and made nals in all six of his individual events. Loggerheads splash around the state at championship meetsBy Contributing Writer Jacalyn Morton Loggerhead team accepting Area 1 and 4 Championship second place trophyOn the 10 and Under boys side, both the 200 yard free and 200 yard medley relays placed seventh overall. The 200 free relay was composed of Luke Williams, Nick Vansteenberghe, Robbie Rait and Michael Morton. The 200 medley relay included Luke Williams, Ethan Howell, Robbie Rait and Michael Morton. Chestang, Pollitt, Stan eld and Strickland all represented Loggerhead Aquatics and Florida Swimming at the Florida All-Star meet on the weekend of March 24 and 25. Loggerhead swimmers also participated in two other championship meets: USA Sectional Champs in Orlando and Area 1 and 4 Championships at Cecil Field Aquatic Center in Jacksonville. The head coach of the Loggerhead Aquatics, Mark Corley, wrote on twitter, Loggerhead swimmers swam great at Sectionals! Way to race! Loggerhead Aquatics placed second overall as a team at Area 1 and 4 Champs, with Anna Moore winning the girls 8 and under high point award and Nicky Tayag winning the boys 8 and under high point runner up award. Congratulations to all of our swimmers who swam in the championship meets. For more information about our team, please visit www.loggerheadaquatics.com. The Cosmos 3v3 soccer team enjoyed an excellent tournament at the JYS 3v3 Challenge March Madness. They nished second in the U10 division out of 9 teams. They beat a very good JYS team 4-3 in the playoffs in a great match to advance to the nals. They played valiantly in the nals and were tied 2-2 at halftime but eventually fell 4-2 to a team from South Carolina whose coach had played on the Japanese Olympic team. Congratulations to Assistant Coach Kevin-Brandon Corbett, Kyle Corbett, Bence Kosik, Gavin Skipper, Gradey Bazemore, Christian Middleton and Coach Kevin Corbett. 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The spring spotlight is dominated by the dominant lacrosse and baseball programs which have proven to be some of the toughest in the city. The heat of spring is in the air and with it comes Creekside victory. The boys varsity lacrosse team is undefeated standing at 8-0. Theyve beaten sports giants such as Bartram Trail and Bolles along with district rivals such as Matanzas and Nease. Lacrosse has a strong culture at Creekside with the Lax Bros and recently with the incorporation of a new tradition in which teachers wear a students opposite jersey for the day. If the Creekside team is away, the teachers will wear the home jerseys of the team. This creates a great atmosphere of camaraderie between the athletes and the students and faculty. With these traditions and the culture of lacrosse that pervades the hallways during springtime the lacrosse team has done exceptionally well and are trying to stay undefeated against rival Ponte Vedra. The girls lacrosse team is doing decent as well with a current record of 4-2. The girls have boasted a pretty high powered o ense with a game high score of 21 against Gainesville CHS Sports RoundupBy Grant Piper, CHS Student and have used this to power to four strong victories. Both lacrosse programs have proven to be well coached formidable units on the eld and continue to bring pride to Creekside every spring. The baseball team is also doing incredibly well with a 13-1 record. Theyve shut out their opponents in ve of their 13 wins proving the reliability of the elders and the pitcher. The Knights only su ered one loss in the very rst game of the season to Fernandina Beach, but have been on a 13 game win streak ever since. Senior Kade Rapoza threw only one hit against Baldwin in their recent 7-0 victory. The baseball team has proven again that it will be a force to be reckoned with in the o -season and talks of a state run might be in the future. Spring sports are always a strongpoint for the Creekside athletics program adding to their blossoming athletics department as a whole. In the rst four years of Creeksides history the sports program has overcome doubts from startup, built teams from scratch and have made a name for them in the district and in the city as a whole. Creekside sports are a thing of pride for the students and continue to create a sense of community in the school.

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Page 36, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com 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! Quality FlooringStainmaster Carpet $1.99 Sq. Ft. 5" Handscraped Wood $2.99 Sq. Ft. 18" x 18" Travertine $1.99 Sq. Ft. Tile Hardwood Stone Laminate Carpet Call us for Quality, Value & Superior Services! 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 High school sports are an important facet of the community as they promote camaraderie, wellness and competition, while teaching participants and fans lasting life lessons. It may sound clich; however, all of these elements that are oft quoted in sports lms and during televised games, hold true for those who play a sport. The evidence lies in the most watched sporting event worldwide, the Olympics, where world-class athletes compete not for the fame or the money, most of the time, but for the intangibles that sports bring. Team tennis is something that seems like an oxymoron; however, it shares similarities with other Olympic sports like bobsledding that rely on each player to perform at their best in order for the whole team to be successful. As the summer Olympics grows nearer, excitement has built Looking to enhance or revitalize or update your yard with vibrant, colorful plants and owers? Then mark your calendars for the upcoming 17th annual Flower and Garden Expo to be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center. A popular event in northeast Florida, the Flower and Garden Expo will delight gardeners of all ages with growers, nurseries and artisans from around the state o ering shoppers every item to make your garden all it can be! This years show features a variety of vendors bringing a wide array of horticulture including olive trees, aquatic plants, herbs, ferns, succulents, citrus, African violets, anthuriums (the love ower), bamboo, colorful owering plants, butter y plants, native plants and more plus gardening accessories and art. Everything needed to restart and enhance gardens will be available at the expo. There will be a lecture series both days with door prizes at each lecture. The Garden Club of St. Augustine will be presenting their annual Flower and Hor-BTHS Sports RoundupBT tennis tastes victoryBy Jared Freitas, BTHS Studentupand so too has the buzz around the Bartram Trail tennis team, who has taken its district by storm. At a time when many have been concerned with a di erent Madness, those at BT have noticed the tennis teams recent success. When people generally think of tennis, they imagine individuals who compete tournament-style in a best of threeor ve-set matches in order to advance through a competition and reach the nal. However high school tennis is structured similar to cross country, where the top ve players a ect the score and decide a winner. A hierarchy is established on each squad through inter-team scrimmaging, allowing matches to pit the top ve of one team against their counterparts on the other. A match is decided by which team wins the majority of the ve singles and two doubles matches, which are secured when either side wins eight games. Unlike sports such as basketball or soccer, where a single player can dominate, team tennis requires depth and talent all around, as teams are only as good as their fth player. Thomas Gash, head coach of the boys team, commented on this aspect of the game, Consistency is de nitely something that we are targeting, as well as endurance, to improve our depth and our level of play, he said. The problem with improving depth is that with an increase in the number of area high schools in recent years, the talent pool has thinned, requiring teams to rely on the progression of current players over the in ux of new talent. Despite this, the Bears are more well rounded this year, which is due in part to the experience of the team. Our team is de nitely stronger this year because we have a lot more upperclassmen, stated junior Pablo Gutierrez. We have been playing together for the past few years, which has brought us closer together and made us tighter as a team, he said. This experience has translated into wins for the Bears who so far are undefeated in district play, defeating Fleming Island, Ridgeview, Middleburg, Oakleaf and St. Augustine. In addition to their improved play, the Bears have bene ted from a district realignment that has removed rivals Nease, Creekside and Ponte Vedra, leaving Matanzas as their only real competitor for the district championship. Senior Mitchell Zhang commented on the teams chances for winning the title, Our only serious competition in the district is Matanzas, who we lost to in the conference game. However if were playing our best we can de nitely beat them, but it will be close no matter what, he said. As the district tournament looms, the Bears will have to rely on their upperclassmen for support as they seek to continue their success. However Gutierrez and Zhang both agree that the team is much closer this year, which should help them advance. Our greatest strength is our solidarity; we all understand each other and because we are not a big team we are closer together, which should help us succeed in crunch time, said Zhang. For the Bears, the sky is the limit. Numerous players have attended summer clinics and have played year round in order to improve. Now all Bartram has to do is perform.An EPIC Celebration of Spring Flower and Garden Expo is coming soon!ticulture show with the theme of On the Wild Side. Working under the same theme will be the beautiful quilt show sponsored by the Piece Makers Guild. Tickets are $5 for a twoday pass and children under 11 admitted free. There is plenty of free parking on site. Patrons at the expo can also use their expo ticket for discounts at local attractions such as the St. Augustine Historic Walking Tour and Marineland. In addition, the expo pass will get patrons into EPICs A Taste of St. Augustine on April 28. At the expo, food and beverages will be available for purchase both days. To get to the Flower and Garden Expo, from Interstate 95, take exit #318, then head west on State Road 16. Take an immediate left on County Road 208 and then the next left on Agricultural Drive to the end of road. The address is 3125 Agricultural Center Drive. Proceeds will bene t EPIC Community Services, serving St. Johns County families for over 38 years. Please call 829-3295 or visit www.epiccommunityservices.org for more information. Westminster Woods Neighborhood Sale NO Early Entry Saturday 4/21 8 a.m. 1 p.m. 25 SR 13 Ga ted

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www.thecreekline.com April 2012 The CreekLine, Page 37 APRIL 14, 2012 CAR SHOW 7AM 2PM SPRING FEST 10 AM 2 PM PREREGISTER BY APRIL 1ST FOR A $5.00 DISCOUNT AND A FREE EVENT TSHIRTWWW.FRUITCOVE.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 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 May 19, 20128:30 a.m. St. Johns Golf & Country Club $20 adults/$15 youth Register @active.com Gift Bags www.ultimateracinginc.com The Creekside wrestling team nished strong and continued their successful ways in 2011-2012. This years team had the best season to date in their four year history. The Knights grapplers posted a 14-1 dual record this season with their only loss to Orange Park (3639); they more than made up for it in their second meeting (5327). This adds to the programs Creekside grapplers nish best season in school history career total of 60-18 in dual match competition. The young Knights placed in the top four in four out of the six tournaments they entered this season in addition to winning the Bartram Duals by defeating Bolles 39-37. Taking that victory to district, the Knights battled to a second place nish, losing by nine points to district champion Matanzas. The Knights had a total of eight district place winners and regional quali ers led by Aaron Galang, Gage Preston and Shane Carpenter who won their individual weight class at the district championships; this was the most in school history. The Knights moved on to regional competition and again proved to be one of the top teams in the region by placing sixth out of 35 teams with two regional champions, Aaron Galang and Shane Carpenter. This is again a rst in the programs four year history. Both individuals went on compete at the State 2A tournament championship in Lakeland, Florida and represented Creekside well. They each went 2-2 and both were one match away from becoming a state place winner. Both wrestlers are juniors; Galang ended his season 39-3 with ve tournament championships and Carpenter posted a 35-4 record with three tournament championships this season. The expectation is even higher for the 2012-13 team with the return of the majority of their starters, led by returning district and regional champions Galang and Carpenter. They join their fellow varsity team members, Jared Langdo, Ryan Baker, Jacob Tyer, Ryan Hazouri, Brain McLaughlin, Phil Zore, Austin Burch, Ra Lopez, Grant McGowan, Cole Eubanks and Mark Mengel. Creekside will be the team to watch in next years district and regional championships. Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!287-4913LG@rtpublishinginc.com Happy Spring!From your friends at The CreekLine

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Page 38, The CreekLine April 2012 www.thecreekline.com 904-994-7457Call Me For A FREE Yard AnalysisJimmy WaltersJCP Resident SOLSTICE LAWN CARE, LLC Visit us at: www.solsticelawncare.com No Annual Contract No Locked-In Monthly Fees Guaranteed Service Day Full Service Lawn Program!Our Lawn Maintenance Program Includes: We Also Offer These Additional Services: 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 Well it may not actually be a hole in one but it sure feels like one. Recently Creekside High School (CHS) girls golf team senior Emily Robbins was recruited by Division II Converse College to play collegiate golf. Robbins will be the rst senior from CHS to be recruited to play collegiate golf. Just a short four years ago, Robbins joined the CHS girls golf team as the rst team member and as team captain is the only original team member remaining. She took up golf by playing with her dad the summer before she entered CHS in ninth grade. It was the very rst year of CHS. She has played all four years without missing a match. She also has been ranked either the number one or two golfer in all the matches. While at CHS she has been under the tutelage of CHS golf coach Mary Hafeman, a former LPGA player. She also has had coaching from Tony Gonzalez, the golf professional at The Champions Golf Club in Julington Creek. Their coaching has paid o as Robbins led her team to the district playo s this season. The CHS girls golf team is ranked in the top three schools that played in the playo s. Her prowess on the links was noticed by over 28 coaches, as far north as Idaho, Delaware and Iowa. She was recruited by the following colleges for golf: Thomas University, Thomas More University, Southern Wesleyan University, Spartanburg Methodist College, to name just a few. She nally settled upon The West Point Society of North Florida Founders Day Celebration took place on March 17 at the San Jose Country Club. Creekside High School graduate Marshall Malone and Nease High School graduate Alex Alpert spoke to new cadet candidates and parents before the banquet at an informal meeting. The Founders Day Celebration is in recognition of the 210th anniversary of the founding of The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York on March 16, 1802. Pictured are Command Sergeant Major Todd Burnett, Alex Alpert, Marshall Malone and West Point Liaison Bobby Brown.Creekside makes hole in one with senior golfer Emily RobbinsBy Karl KennellConverse College when Converse golf coach Sara Ann McGetrick invited Robbins to visit the college. While there Coach McGetrick o ered an academic and athletic scholarship to play for them on the spot. Robbins made a verbal commitment and had her ceremonial signing event with CHS Principal Randy Johnson o ciating the ceremony at CHS on March 7. The o cial signing with the Converse College will be in April. She will be hitting the links for the college in August 2012. We can all be proud of the Creekside girls golf team, the coaches and of course Emily Robbins for their Hole in One. Keep your eyes peeled to the golf channel a couple years from now; we just might be seeing our own local golfer playing in the LPGA! WOW!Shouldn t Y OUR ad be in T he C r eekLine too ? Call Linda Gay 287-4913LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com April 2012 The CreekLine, Page 39 Lets keep them reading 2012 Book Drive Donate your new and gently used books for all grades (kindergarten through high school) at these fine establishments Collection begins April 15 through April 30, 2012. Lets keep these youth reading through your generous support! The CreekLine & JCP Cares The CreekLine and JCP Cares would like to ask your help by donating new and gently used children and young adult books for the St. Johns County School District Homeless Student Program

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