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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 5 From the CommissionerPage 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 School District Journal Page 8 Your Vote Counts Page 11 Political Commentary Page 12 Childrens Museum Page 13 William Bartram HighwayPage 15 Helping Hands update Page 16 Cosmos soccer Page 18 If these walls could talk Page 19 JC Slammers baseball Page 23 The Lifestyle Guru Page 24 Movie Review Page 25 Eco Heritage boat trip Page 26 JCE typing challenge Page 27 Faith News Page 29 Riverhawks 10U win! Page 32 Fishing Report Page 34 Lacrosse team Page 35 Running of the Knights Volume 12, Issue 7 July 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Education Based Child Development Center n Loving, qualied teaching staff n Accredited curriculum n Meals and snacks included Call today for a personalized tour of our state-of-the-art Center! 904-230-8200. 990 Flora Branch Boulevard St. Johns, Florida 32259 www.theacademyatjulingtoncreek.net License#C075J0083 Increase your $ales this Summer Call today and ask about our Advertising $pecials 904-886-4919 On June 24 the Brother Knights of Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council at San Juan Del Rio (SJDR) Catholic Church presented the fruits of their labors with the Help Citizens with Disabilities campaign. During a member and wives A new group has been formed in NW St. Johns County whose focus will be the reconstruction and preservation of the original structures located on the grounds of Alpine Groves Park. The structures include the circa 1880s house and a packing barn. Will Smith, director of the Parks and Recreation Department of St. Johns County, states that he is very positive about the group and the e orts they have on the drawing board. The Boy Scouts of Troop 280 enjoyed quite a treat recently at one of our local shores. On a monthly campout to Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine, the boys had a great opportunity to do some star gazingƒand then some. Their usual campout just happened to coincide with the weekend of the Super Moon on the weekend of May 5. While on the lookout for all kinds of strange happenings normally associated with a full moon, they were able to enjoy a “Friends” of Alpine Park getting organized join in!By Donna KeathleySince the sale of the property to St. Johns County in 1999 by the Bennett family, the State of Florida and St. Johns County have brought the grounds and buildings of the park to their current condition and the St. Johns County Park and Recreation Department opened it to the public in 2004. The outside of the structures were restored but the work for the interior restoration has not yet been funded. Our community already enjoys the space for Bartram Bash Day, walking along the St. Johns River and entertaining children on the playground, but much more can be done with this fabulous acreage that parallels the water. The Friends of Alpine Park group, with the support of park naturalist Beverly Fleming, seeks to promote the beauty and history of the park. Their vision includes period reenactments, historical tours, educational programs, group tours and community day events. The packing barn would be a great hands-on project for our youth where they could learn the methods of cleaning and packing citrus, as citrus was an integral crop at this farm at the turn of the century. The Bennett House completion o ers many opportunities both socially and historically to the public. To see these visions to fruition, funds must be raised locally before grants can be applied from government agencies. Fun things are in the works for the community to enjoy. To get the fund raising ball rolling, ideas like ice cream socials, Knights of Columbus make donations By Karl Kennell Grand Knight Fab Durnin and Fr. John Tetlow presenting donation check to Laura Brock of Morning Star School. Scouts make the most of summer outingsNot just another weekend at the beachBy Contributing Writer Lisa Leavinssocial a air, Grand Knight Fab Durnin presented to a check for $2,000 to Laura Brock, development director of Morning Star School and Fr. John Tetlow, Pastor of SJDR, accepted a $2,000 donation check for DOSA Camps. The Knights send their wholehearted and undying gratitude to the community, for without you stepping up to those fellows clutching a vivid yellow milk jug and out“ tted in bright yellow vests emblazoned with Help the DisabledŽ outside of your favorite grocery store each year this would not be possible. One hundred percent of your donations of a dollar or two put into those vivid yellow milk jugs goes to help those with intellectual disabilities, Scouts from Troop 280 hike the Florida Trail in Ocala National Forest.moonlight hike along the beach. Walking on the beach with plenty of unobstructed sky for viewing proved to be quite the sight. It seems that this past month turned out to have a theme of waterrelated events for the scouts. During one of their usual Monday night meetings, they had a “ shing tournament of sorts in the Julington Creek Plantation area. There were small “ sh, big “ sh and even bigger “ sh stories. While the water levels had been down at this time, the boys did not seem to be deterred from their e orts. They continue to work Friends of Alpine Park cont. on pg. 7Knights of Columbus cont. on pg. 24 Boy Scouts cont. on page 11

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreekLine? 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 The CreekLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to homes and businesses in NW St. Johns County. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers’ opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. 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.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 L L i ve E nt e rt a i n m e n t & F u n n n f o r t h e W h o l e Fa m i l y B e e a a t t t t h h e e s s u u m m m m e r h e a t t w i t h f r o z z e n t r e a t s f r e e o o f f h h y y d d r r o o g g e e n n a a t e e d d f a a t t s s a n d a r ti “ “ c c i a l co l o r s ” ” a a v v o o o r s & & s s w w w e e e e t e e n n e e r r s s R e s t a s s u u r r e e d wh a t ever y y o o u u u b b b u y y f f o o r r y y o o u a nd you r f a m i l y y a a t W W h h o o l l e e e F F o o o o o o d d s s M a r k k e e t t i i s o o f the h i g g h es t t q u a l i t y I 9 5 I 2 9 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, PER VISIT. NO COPIES, DUPLICATIONS OR FACSIMILES WILL BE ACCEPTED. PLU 30675 VALID THROUGH 7/31/12 SATURDAY, JULY 14TH12-3pmFREE ICE CREAM SOCIAL! This month through August, adults can participate in the St. Johns County Public Library Systems Adult Summer Reading Program for weekly and grand prizes at the end of the program. Submit a brief review of any book that you read during this time period and youll be entered for weekly and program end ra e drawings. For additional information, please call the Bartram Trail Branch at 827-6960. The St. Johns Federated Republican Women invite you to join them on the third Monday of every month beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Davidson Realty in World Golf Village. This month our speaker will be Richard Clark, candidate for Congressional District 6. We value information on GOP candidates and issues so that we are informed voters and citizens. Both men and women are welcome. For more information, please contact Debbie Newton at 910-0290. Have you ever gone to Alpine Groves Park and taken a stroll along the St. Johns River under the moss-strewn oaks? Heard the laughter of your children as they played on the tractorŽ at the playground or seen the wonder on their faces as they discovered dozens of butter” ies in the butter” y garden? A new group has been formed that will seek to raise funds for the preservation of the buildings at Alpine Groves Park. The group, Friends of Alpine Park, with the support of park naturalist Beverly Fleming, seeks to promote the beauty and history of the park. They are currently looking for new members that also have a love of history, nature and preservation. If you are interested in joining the group or “ nding out how you can help, please send an email to friendsofalpinepark@ gmail.com. The Bartram Trail Newcomers Club meets the second Tuesday of every month from September to May at various local restaurants for lunch. 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 (Mexican Train), Bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, movie and lunch, a nature walk group and community volunteer projects. For club information, please contact Vice President of Membership Shirley Bodziak. Her email is Shirley@bodziak.com. Members who join before August 31 will pay only $20, saving $5 on their membership fee of $25. To download a membership form, go to www.facebook. com/BartramTrail.Newcomers. WomensClub. United We Guide is a free transportation and information guide for seniors who are interested in the variety of transportation options o ered throughout St. Johns County. Contact the mobility manager at the Council on Aging at 3156505 or email Katie Arnold at karnold@stjohnscoa.com. Fun with Flowers for KIDS will be held at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Friday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Children ages “ ve through 12 are invited to make-and-take child-friendly, creative ” oral arrangements using food and ” owers. They will meet Eric, a professional beekeeper who will teach you all about bees and why not to be afraid of our pollinators! Please note: Beekeeper Eric will be bringing a safe, live hive of honeybees. Children under the age of 10 must have a parent or guardian present for the duration of the program per library policy. For additional information, please call the Bartram Trail branch at 827-6960. On Saturday, July 14 at sunset, Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center will host a Dive-In Movie NightŽ in the Family Fun Pool. This event is open to the public and is limited to 250 guests. A giant, 16 foot movie screen will be set up poolside for viewing from the water or on the pool deck. The community will vote for the movie of their choice. Movie choices include: Shrek, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Spy Kids or Ratatouille. The winning movie will be announced on Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center Facebook and www. jcpcdd.org beginning July 9. The cost is $2.50 per person; children under three years of age are free. To “ nd out how to make a reservation, please go to www.jcpcdd.org. 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 Whats New cont. on page 9 Copies of this Online Coupon Not Accepted.

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Page 4, The CreekLine • July 2012 • www.thecreekline.com The best nurses. The best patient care. Now, that’s worth repeating.Please join us in congratulating the nurses, staff and physicians of our “ve hospitals and home health care division for simultaneously achieving redesignation as a Magnet Health System Magnet is considered the gold standard for recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Currently, only 7 percent of the hospitals in the U.S. have earned Magnet designation. By reaf“rming our Magnet status, the American Nurses Credentialing Center acknowledges that our nurses are among the best in attending to patient needs, pursuing ongoing training, working as a team, and giving to the community. We thank each member of the Baptist Health family for playing a critical role in our ongoing efforts to provide the best patient care and improve the lives of people in our community. For details, go to ebaptisthealth.com

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 5 From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 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. Saving 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 I hope everyone is having a safe and fun summer so far this year. There are lots of events taking place throughout our wonderful county this season. We have had the “ reworks take place in downtown St. Augustine for the 4th of July to Music by the Sea taking place at the County Pier through September 26, 2012, but the real draw to our county are the events that have and will be taking place at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Hank Williams Jr. kicked o the 2012 Amphitheatre show season on March 3, 2012 to a sold out crowd. Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the Amphitheatre and met with local high school essay contest winners for the Leaders of the FutureŽ program on March 19. (Note: The last president to visit St. Augustine was Lyndon B. Johnson, who spoke in 1963 School is out and summer is o cially here!during his term as vice president as part of St. Augustines 400th anniversary celebration). The very next day, March 20, the legendary crooner Tony Bennett brought his tour to the Amphitheatre to support his recent No. 1 album, Duets II.Ž One of the biggest and most signi“ cant Amphitheatre events was the Beach Boys 50th Reunion performance that took place on May 2. This event was one of only three shows in Florida and one in 50 worldwide. Not only is it the “ rst time in more than two decades that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks have toured together to perform music that is known as the worlds favorite soundtrack to summer,Ž the performance at the Amphitheatre was recorded and broadcast nationwide on the new PBS program Front Row CenterŽ on July 6 and July 8. The Beach Boys 50th Reunion production required more trucks, stagehands and gear than any other touring show to come through the Amphitheatre thus far in order to accommodate video production and “ lming capabilities. As always, the Amphitheatre sta ensured that the facility provided an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable environment and the best in customer service even with the added aspects of coordination needed for “ lming purposes. Ken Heinemann, tech manager with HD Roadie/Joe Thomas Productions, claimed, The crew of utilities were better than the utilities in New York City at Madison Square Garden. If you ever need a recommendation about the venue I would be happy to provide one.Ž But dont just take my word or that of Heinemann, make a visit to the Amphitheatre yourself to take in one or more of the upcoming events. Because if you are looking for ways to spend your summer evening, the concert events happening at the Amphitheatre are the way to go … its not just a concert venue, its an experience! Upcoming events at St. Augustine Amphitheatre (Head to www.staugamphitheatre.com for all of the details) July 18: 311 and Slightly Stoopid July 27: Dukes of September July 28: Yes with Procol Harum August 19: Rebelution with the Expendables August 25: Nickelodeon stars Fresh Beat Band August 30: Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill and Pepper September 6: Train September 21: Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson plays Thick As Brick September 22: Blondie and Devo If youve been dreaming about trading up to your dream home, now is the time to jump into the market. This spring, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors posted some positive market trends, including a 17 percent increase in pending sales for March 2012 over 2011. In our World Golf Village o ce, pending sales have been up 40 percent for the “ rst quarter of 2012 over “ rst quarter 2011. The price range with the largest increase in pending sales? Homes priced $1million and above have seen an 18 percent in pending sales. A few factors make it a great time to buy up.Ž First, if youre one of the lucky Northeast Florida residents who have equity in your present home, thats an advantage. Most likely the market has a ected prices of the bigger homes youre interested in. Thats de“ nitely true if youre looking to stay in the northern St. Johns County area. So its safe to assume that if your present home has gone down in price/appraisal, so has the home that youre interested in purchasing. Better pricing combined with low interest rates means strong purchasing power for quali“ ed buyers. Additionally, with drops in pricing comes lower taxes. Current conditions wont last much longer so homebuyers who have outgrown their current homes or want to take advantage of great pricing to acquire their dream home, should be looking now. Look for the Davidson Realty ad in this issue of The CreekLine!The timing is right for trading upBy Contributing Writer Sherry Davidson, President, Davidson Realty, Inc.Thursday, July 19 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Teen Craft Program: Dream Catcher Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come in and make a dream catcher so that all your dreams will be sweet! All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 827-6960 to reserve your space. WOW!Shouldnt YOUR ad be in The CreekLine too?886-4919LG@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 6, The CreekLine • July 2012 • www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Gus J. Gari D.D.S. To Schedule an appointment call287-0033 Do you have frequent, unexplained headaches, jaw, or ear pain? These could be symptoms of clenching or grinding your teeth. Many people of all ages suer from mild to severe pain which can manifest in migraine headaches. If left untreated the grinding or clenching could lead to worn or fractured teeth, even tooth loss. The good news is there is a simple solution, which includes having your bite balanced, and having a custom device made to wear at night. The device works by protecting your teeth and resting your jaw. Nocturnal teeth clenching or grinding is a signicant trigger for a migraine headache. Studies have shown a 77 percent reduction in migraine events within a few weeks of use among 82 percent of suerers in trials. Medication simply address the symptoms but does not solve the problem. It is important to identify and correct the cause. If you have any questions or would like a consultation, please contact Dr. Gus Gari, 287-0033.Mouthguard, Migraines and More We represent companies that cover Diabetes, COPD, Previous Cancers, HIV, Heart Attacks, Strokes, Alzheimer’s and Dementia* T h e S h arp Agenc y L i f e Hea l th and Annuitie s Call Anthony Sharp today at: 904-993-4481 www.NowAtPeace.com My personal situation: I have a 10-year old and a 15-year old. If my wife and I are killed in an accident tomorrow, here is what the caregiver of our children will receive: 10-year old to 18 = 8 years/$900 month = $86,400 18-22 years $6,000/year for 4 years for college = $24,000Total $110,40015-year old to 18 = 3 years/$900 month = $32,400 18-22 years $6000/year for 4 years for college = $24,000Total cost $56,400 Total for both children = $166,300, My cost $11.31/month Can you afford not to inquire? Applies to single & married parents and applies to any number of children. You Deserve Quality Legal Representation at a Rate You Can Afford 904.379.8486www.myjaxfamilylaw.com Mention this ad for a free consult Sara Beth Frazier, Esq. It has been nearly 48 years since a hurricane struck the First Coast directly from the east and that hurricane, Hurricane Dora, has been the only one to strike from the east since records have been kept dating back to 1851. There are only a very small percentage of folks who remember the destruction that Hurricane Dora caused in the early morning hours of 10 September 1964. The storm made a direct hit at then sparsely populated Vilano Beach with its 120 mph winds and a storm surge of 12 feet. Dora continued east to Lake City and then made a right turn and traveled north through Georgia and the Carolinas before going out to sea. The storm caused one death directly and $280 million damage. Although we have been spared from devastating storms we should not let down our guard and be prepared if a hurricane is headed our way, remember it was not too long ago, we had the outer e ects of three storms coming from the west coast that caused substantial damage. In addition, later this year marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew which caused devastation to South Florida. With that said, I would like to devote this months column on hurricane awareness or safety. Hurricane season began at the beginning of last month and lasts until the end of November and meteorologists are predicting a near normal season in the Atlantic basin. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), predicts that there will be nine to 15 named storms. Of those they say between four and eight could reach hurricane strength and of those, one to three could become a major hurricane. You should be familiar with the terms Hurricane Watch and Hurricane Warning. A Watch is issued when conditions are favorable that a hurricane could strike in 36 hours. A Warning is issued when hurricane force winds are expected to strike in 24 hours. By this time you should already have an emergency plan for yourself and family and begin implementation of that plan. Some things to consider in your preliminary plans are: € Take photos of your property from all angles, it may not look the same once the storm passes. € Plan for elderly/handicapped/invalid care at a shelter or at home. € Learn which routes will be safe during a storm. € Learn where o cial shelters are located. € Trim any dead wood from trees prior to the storm. € Check for, “ x or take note of loose items on your structures (shutters, screens, eaves, gutters, antennas, satellites). € Get and use a hurricane tracking chart € Plan what you and your family will do if you have to evacuate. € Get necessary supplies and secure them in safe area. € Plan for pet care. € Review your insurance coverage. € Protect your important documents. € Show others in the family how to turn o /on gas, electricity and water. € Make outside repairs. When a Hurricane Watch for your area is issued you should do the following: € Listen to o cial bulletins on radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio and internet for updates. € Check all supplies you already have to see if they are in satisfactory condition include batteries. € Fill gas tank of vehicles, check oil and tire pressure. € Inspect mobile home tiedowns. € Board, tape, cover windows and doors or skylights. € Secure boat. € Secure any objects and furniture that are outside. € Check on all medical supplies, special needs for elderly, handicapped, etc. € Plan to evacuate if necessary. When a Hurricane Warning is issued here are some suggestions: € Stay tuned to TV, radio, internet or NOAA Weather Radio. Hurricane awareness€ Move valuables to higher location € Move furniture away from windows and cover. € Fill containers (bathtub, plastic jugs) with drinking water. € Use phones only in an emergency. € Bring in/secure pets (food and water). € Shut o water and electricity at main breaker switch. € Leave mobile homes. € Leave low areas. If evacuating, leave early. Sometimes a hurricane path may not be predictable and evacuation orders could come at any time. If you are asked to evacuate, please do so early and know the route you will be taking. Remember there will be many folks taking the same route from a very large area so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to leave safely. Finally, if you refuse to leave following an evacuation order, here are some safety tips for riding out the storm: € Make sure your building is well-constructed. € Turn the refrigerator to maximum cold. € Freeze water in plastic containers; if the electricity goes o you can use the ice to keep food cold in the refrigerator. € Turn o utilities if told to do so by the authorities. € Unplug small appliances. € Fill bathtub and containers with water. € Stay indoors. € Prepare for storm surge and possible ” ooding. € Plan what to do if the winds become too strong. € Stay away from windows and doors, even if covered. € Stay in a small interior room, hallway or closet. € Close all inside doors, brace exterior doors. € If you have a two-story house, stay on the “ rst ” oor. € Lie on the ” oor or under a table or other sturdy object. Now is the time to go over your hurricane preparedness. If you have not made any emergency plans, you should do them now. Planning ahead will save you unnecessary stress from not knowing what to do or not having the supplies you will need to get you through the hurricane watch, warning, storm and aftermath. Print and post this list on the refrigerator or somewhere it will be easily seen. Please visit our website, www.sjso.org for additional information concerning hurricane preparedness and of course feel free to drop me a line at dshoar@sjso.org. It is our hope at the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce that you have a safe and happy summer. Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919LG@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 7 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, Chariman, St. Johns County School Board Opening October 2012 3635 Race Track Road, Jacksonville, Florida www.memorialhospitaljax.com Bro k en An kl e Ast hm m a At t a c c c c c k k k k B urns Stitc h e s Dis l oca t e d S h o u l d d e e e e e e r Brok e B r o k e e n N o o s s s s s e e e e e e e e e A cci d enta l In j u u r r r r r r i i e e e e e e s s s s s The Memorial Emergency Care Center will bring round-the-clock, state-of-the-art emergency care to the Julington Creek area. The 12 bed, 11,000 square foot facility will be a full-service ER with a dedicated pediatrics area, which makes it a lot dierent than an urgent care center. We will be able to take care all of your familys emergency medical needs. With graduation past us, focus turns to the budget and planning for next year. As you recall the Legislature infused an additional $1.3 billion into the education budget for the upcoming year. This money will largely be used to “ ll the gap created by the ending of federal stimulus dollars. Our district still faces a shortfall of $7 million. We are looking for additional areas to trim the budget without impacting our classrooms, and we still have some monies in our rainy day fund that will enable us to balance our budget without reducing sta or programs for students. However, this further reduces our savings account, making it likely that more drastic measures will be necessary in coming years if the economic downturn continues. Our principals and key sta recently attended a week-long Department of Education conference on the Common Core Standards. These are national standards that have been adopted by 46 states and that are being phased in as the benchmarks for Floridas students. The Common Core Standards di er from the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in that they are much more limited in their scope. There are many fewer standards, but the expectation is that they will be studied and addressed at a much greater depth. Floridas current standards have been criticized as being a mile wide and an inch deep.Ž The new standards will allow teachers to probe much more deeply into subject matter and they will allow for much more critical thinking and research on the part of our students. The shift in the standards will be gradual, allowing for adjustment for both teachers and students. Much more information will be forthcoming as the standards are put into place. Our normal summer schedule is in place whereby we consolidate schools to high school sites. This plan saves considerable monies in terms of utilities and it also allows our maintenance sta to work together in teams to do the deep cleaning that occurs in the summer. All telephones have been forwarded to the remote sites, so school personnel may be accessed with the normal school numbers. In addition to the consolidation, the entire school district will be shut down the third week in July, again to save on utilities. These programs result in savings of over $1 million each summer, allowing us to retain teaching positions and programs for our students. If you are new to our area and have not enrolled your children in school, please do so as soon as possible so that we may be adequately prepared with the proper number of teachers when school opens in August. Proof of residency (utility bill, rental agreement, etc.), immunization records, proof of a physical within the last 12 months (for “ rst time Florida students) and an original birth certi“ cate are the items you should gather and bring when you come to enroll your child. We look forward to welcoming each new student to our St. Johns County School District family. As always, thank you for your commitment to public education, the backbone of our democracy. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12.” .us. Friends of Alpine Park cont. from pg. 1wine and cheese nights and movie nights are just the tip of the iceberg! If you are new to the area or have not visited the park the exact address is 2060 State Road 13, Switzerland, Florida 32259. New members are welcomed to join this grassroots e ort. High school students will be able to intern and earn service hours by joining and helping. New recruits are needed to go out in the community and glean involvement. If you have a love of history or nature, are a preservationist or just a friend of the park,Ž you are quali“ ed to join this group. Please send an email to friendsofalpinepark@gmail.com.Is it hot outside? Then join us for a matinee! Please call 827-6960 to nd out what we're showing on our big screen. Snacks are provided; bring your own drinks.Children’s Summer Film Festival Tuesday, July 17  2 pm Tuesday, July 24  2 pm Tuesday, July 31  2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library

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Page 8, The CreekLine • July 2012 • www.thecreekline.com BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMES! Southwood VillageAT WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEKCall 904-287-7300 to schedule a visit to see the lovely, new villas and charming neighborhood. Just 6 homes remaining! Call today to reserve yours! Luxurious. Affordable. Exceptional. 5 Mandarin Landing Animal Hospital & Pet Resort 50% OFF Your Pets First Exam with Dr. Silverness( 1st Time Clients Only )Not valid with any other oer. Expires 8/10/12 FREE BOARDING Book 2 Nights at our Resort and 3rd Night is FREE! (1st Time Boarders Only)Not valid with any other oer. Expires 8/10/12 Ann Silverness, DVM Pet Resort Suites Family StyleŽ Cable TV Sunlit Kitty Condos Romper RoomŽ for Splish-Splash timeŽ Heated Conveniently located one block North of I-295 and San Jose Boulevard Dr. Ann Silverness, DVM, CCRT Formerly Marions of Mandarin 904-262-9981 9735-2 Old St. Augustine Road(next to Hala Caf) Bangs, Ponytails and Hair Pieces Available Private setting for all customers. Wig products, maintenance, hats and accessories. Wig Boutiqueof Mandarin Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certi“ed Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D. Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 Your Vote Counts!By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections, St. Johns CountyBaptist Medical Center South has named a new member to its board of directors. Clint Drawdy is president, COO and cofounder of iMethods, a leader in the recruiting industry. As president of iMethods, Drawdy oversees the companys “ nancial, human resources, marketing and professional development operations. The company has been named one of the Best Places to WorkŽ by Florida Trend and the Jacksonville Business Journal (JBJ). Drawdy, who was named to the JBJs 40 Under 40Ž in 2006 and as a 2012 Top 50 Entrepreneur. He received his bachelors degree from Florida State University and graduated from the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program in 2010. He is active in his community, serving as a member of the One to Grow OnŽ Ultra Marathon Committee for Wolfson Childrens Hospital since its establishment in 2010. He also serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Deerwood and is involved in his church. We are excited to have Clint join our board of directors,Ž said Ron Robinson, president of Baptist Medical Center South. His leadership and experience will be invaluable as we continue to provide high-level medical care to our patients and community.ŽHospital names Clint Drawdy to board Countdown to chooseƒ.35 days until the August 14 Primary Election! Important dates to remember: July 16: Last day to register or make party changes for the Primary Election October 9: Last day to register for the General Election In the Northwest, you can register to vote or submit voter registration applications at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Davis Pond Boulevard or the Tax Collectors O ce located at the Julington Creek Annex. Applications are also available on-line at www.votesjc.com and must be printed, signed and postmarked by July 16 for the Primary Election for new registrations and party changes. Address changes can be made any time. Simply call the of“ ce to update your address. It is very important to keep your information updated with the Elections O ce in order to receive your voter information and sample ballots prior to each election. Remember you can use the Voter Lookup on our website to verify your voter registration. Please call 823-2238 if you need any assistance with submitting an application or to update your address. The project of redrawing precinct lines is complete and new voter information cards are in the mail. Your voter information card will contain all of the new districts, along with your precinct and polling location information. Watch for it! A number of precincts and polling places in the Northwest have not changed and many voters will still vote in the same location; however, there have been some changes. One new polling place has been added to the Northwest to accommodate the growth in the area. Creekside Christian Church on Race Track Road will be used by voters in the new precincts 105 and 202. Our website has been updated with the new district and precinct maps. If you have not received your card yet and would like to check on your precinct and polling location please check out our website. You do not need your card for voting. Current photo and signature ID are required for voting in person. We are your one sourceŽ for voting information: www. votesjc.com Our website is updated regularly with candidates, ballot information, early voting dates, times and locations. Visit us regularly to see Whats New.Ž The August 14 Primary will be a very important election this year. A number of our elected o cials will be elected in the Primary this year. I encourage you to participate and exercise your right to vote! editor@thecreekline.comThe CreekLine is seeking ve student writers for paid positions to report this school year on BTHS school sports ( BTHS Sports Roundup ), BTHS general school news ( BTHS Happenings ), Nease general school news ( Nease Happenings ), Creekside school sports (CHS Sports Roundup) and Creekside general school news (CHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email today!Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism?Student Writers Needed!WE are looking for YOU! Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 9 Cardiovascular Disease (CAD) and Cholesterol VolunteerThe St. Johns Center for Clinical Research is currently seeking volunteers for a clinical research study evaluating an investigational medication for cholesterol when added to your current statin treatment. You may be eligible if you: such as heart attack, stroke, heart bypass, carotid artery disease or peripheral vascular disease Qualified participants receive compensation for time and travel. For more information call:St. Johns Center for Clinical Research (904) 209-3173 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 ( 904 ) 825 9960 In the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center on CR 210 W2220 CR 210 W, Suite 312, St. Johns, Florida 32259 Summer Special10% OFFAny dental treatment, including crowns, bridges, partials, veneers, etc. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 8/15/12New 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 8/15/12 Gentle, Caring Dentistry for the Whole FamilyJohn M. Joyner, DMD World Golf Village Toastmasters Club. Our members include experienced Toastmasters and those just starting. Together we share the Toastmasters experience in ...a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, where every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skillsƒand have fun doing it.Ž For more information, please visit www.worldgolfvillage.toastmastersclubs. org. 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, July 17, Thursday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 31 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 827-6960. Got Shade?Ž is the program on July 19 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. Stay cool this summer by enhancing your landscape with shade trees and discovering the many plants that thrive in the shade. If you want to use less water, fertilizer and pest control, native plants can be an excellent choice. Instructors include Gail Compton, nature columnist; Beverly Fleming, Master Gardener and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant. The program is free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. For more information, please call 209-0430. The St. Johns County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your lawn and garden questions at the Bartram Trail Branch Library located at 60 Davis Pond Road at the entrance to Julington Creek Plantation. Clinics are for scheduled for Saturday, July 14 and Thursday, July 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can bring in a soil sample for free pH testing. Instructions on taking a soil sample can be found on the internet. 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 dog. The market will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. The North Florida Daylily Society holds its meetings on the second Sunday of each month at 2:15 p.m. at the Orange Park Library, located at 2054 Plain“ eld Avenue, just o Kingsley Boulevard. Daylily experts provide programs ranging from preparing daylilies for planting to how to prepare daylilies for shows. The club membership includes daylily enthusiasts from the Beaches to Middleburg. Guests are welcome to attend. Single, divorced, widowed and looking to make new friends? The JCP Singles Network is for adults 40s and up„a great way to meet people, make new friendships and network. If you are interested in joining us and would like more information, please email klandrum” @ comcast.net. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 meets the “ rst Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The ” otilla is always looking for new members, particularly those who own aircraft, boats and have radio equipment and skills. If you are interested, please contact Vic Aquino at 460-0243. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stay-at-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Mothers with children of all ages are welcome. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead and our meetings and activities are during the day, when stay-at-home mothers need support most. These business meetings are held at 10:00 on the third Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way for you to meet other stay-at-home or part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with others. If you have any questions or would like to get more information to join, please email Jenn at sanmoms@gmail. com or check out our website at http:\\sanmomsclub.weebly.com. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of the month at the Golden Corral Bu et and Grill, located on San Jose Boulevard. Due to the July 4th holiday falling on the “ rst Wednesday this month, the club will instead meet on July 11. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see the website nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773.Whats New cont. from page 3 Genealogy ClubSat., July 14 € 2 pm Bartram Trail Library Genealogy is a very ful lling hobby! For additional information, please call 827-6960.

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But it simply is not so. Your CDD is “ nancially strong and well-managed. Your management team and board of supervisors make thoughtful and sound decisions regarding “ nances, operations, programming and customer service. The JCP CDD 2013 budget will incorporate objectives set by the board for 2012: manage the bottom line and return excess revenue to property owners by reducing assessments in “ scal 2013. We are projecting a decrease in the next annual assessment without a decrease in the level of service we provide. The JCP CDD assessment for single households was $830 for both 2011 and 2012 and will likely decrease below $800 for 2013. This reduction is possible because your CDD managers and sta have worked hard to “ nd e ciencies, new revenue and in 2012 the board fully funded recommended capital reserves. I am grateful to our sta for so many things, but most impressive is their diligence and pride in making our organization a great success. Our management team is top notch. We have begun recruiting a new general manager after Stacie Hernandez stepped down in April and the transition has been smooth. She worked for the CDD for 11 years and in 2008 brought our new Recreation Center into full operation. I encourage you to enroll your children in our swim and tennis recreation programs which continue to earn accolades and win trophies across the region. Our director of tennis, Scott Miller, was awarded the 2012 United States Professional Tennis Associations District 2 Tennis Professional of the Year award, which is high praise from tennis professionals for North Florida. Our Loggerheads coaches continue to help our swim team set new records and create competitive opportunities for our youth. Not interested in organized team sports? We provide other options. Have you seen the teens regularly playing beach volleyball? Our basketball courts are busy and there are a variety of ages at the skate park. There are young men and women working with weights in the “ tness center and helping each other achieve new “ tness goals. In the 2012 Creekside High School yearbook, students were featured in CDD locations where Creekside High students are having fun and engaged in healthy activities with their friends. What a wonderful accomplishment, for this community to provide safe and entertaining places for children of all ages to excel, have fun and sometimes even “ nd a summer job. And yes, the familiar adult faces are still here having fun with their friends too! Consider trying one of the many adult programs for all ages and abilities. Summer is a busy and fun time to be at the Recreation and Aquatic Centers. Check out all the camps, classes and pool Julington Creek Plantation CDD „ A Supervisors ReportBy Contributing Writer Cathy Klein, JCP CDD SupervisorThe League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) recently recognized First Florida Credit Union for leadership in providing “ nancial education to youth groups. LSCU presented First Florida with the state-level CUNA (Credit Union National Association), 2012 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award for assets category $150 Million to $500 Million. The Desjardins award was established as a way of identifying model credit union e orts in teaching personal “ nance concepts and skills to members and non-members under age 18. As the state-level winner, First Florida will advance to the CUNA national level competition, where they will compete with other state winners from throughout the country. First Florida Credit Union, headquartered in Jacksonville, operates several branches throughout the state of Florida. Anyone who lives or works in any of the following Florida counties: Leon, Baker, Broward, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Orange, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Seminole, Nassau, Wakulla, Gadsden, Madison, Je erson, and St. Johns is eligible to open an account. Additionally, employees of the state of Florida, CSX Transportation and other speci“ ed companies are eligible to join.Local credit union wins 2012 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awardactivities at our website, www. jcpcdd.org. Please learn about the candidates for two JCP CDD Supervisor seats in the 2012 election and bring out your vote on November 6. Your vote is important! Questions or comments? Email me at cklein@ jcpcdd.org. This article is the authors opinion and in no way constitutes nor implies District opinion, endorsement, sponsorship or viewpoint. The views expressed may or may not be shared by the other JCP CDD Supervisors.Editors Note: The CreekLine is, and has always been, agreeable to publishing columns penned by our elected of“ cials so that they may communicate directly with our readers, their constituents. Any questions or requests for additional public servant columns may be directed to editor@thecreekline. com.St. Johns County School Board Chair Beverly Slough was the recipient of the Presidents Award at the Florida School Board Associations (FSBA) conference held in Tampa recently. The Presidents Award is the most prestigious award given by FSBA annually to an individual or a group that has made a signi“ cant impact on public education. Slough received this award from FSBA President Lee Swift during the conference for her work in advancing and culminating parent groups and networks including 50th No More and Fund Education Now. These parent organizations are instrumental in assisting FSBA to ensure that our voice is heard,Ž said Lee Swift, FSBA School board chairman receives honorpresident. I am truly grateful for Bev and her leadership to ensure that the public is kept in public education.Ž Slough represents district one on the school board and was “ rst elected in 2002. She is an active advocate for excellence in education throughout the state. Her passion is focused on a quality education for every child in St. Johns County and she has extended that passion to all children in Florida through her service to FSBA. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 11 Finding the right doctor just got easier. Baptist Primary Care is pleased to announce that Tessa Ricci, MD, is relocating her practice to the newly opened Bartram Park location. Dr. Ricci 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, children and newborns € Womens health services (in cluding paps) € Sports and school physicals € Immunizations for all ages € Care for acute illnesses and minor injuries € Coordination of care for chronic conditions (hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.) € Minor skin procedures Same-day appointments Tessa Ricci, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine (904) 288-5550Baptist Primary Care Bartram Park 13820 Old St. Augustine Road Suite 1 Jacksonville, FL 32258 2758 Race Track Rd. in Julington Creek 32259 Plantation Publix Plaza Get noticed AGAIN! (904) 209-1320www.getpanache.com Carl Slack Clinical and School Psychology Dr. William H. Edeneld “Over 40 Years Experience in the Art & Science of Educational Evalution & Psychotherapy” 904-287-3887 / 352-816-0406(Just North of the Julington Creek Bridge) We continue reporting on The Wall Street Journal article of April 21, 2012, Rethinking The War On DrugsŽ by Mark A.R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins and Angela Hawken; this is the second of a series. Previously, we reviewed new and innovative ways to “ ght the high cost of prosecuting alcohol-related crime. The article poses a comparison of ways to control abusive use of alcohol with ways to stem the use of illegal drugs. Citing the possibility of the loss of some liberty, the authors argue by distinguishing sharply between people who use alcohol badly and the larger population of non-problem users, [South Dakotas current experimental program] 24/7 Sobriety moves past ... banning a drug entirely or making it legal in unlimited quantities for all adults. An alternative means to the same end would require everyone buying a drink to show identi“ cation. A state could then make someone convicted of drunken driving or drunken assault ineligible to buy a drink just by marking his drivers license. That is pretty minimal intrusion on the liberty of people convicted of crimes and on the privacy of those who dont now get carded. The same principle of denying drugs to problem users could work for the currently forbidden drugs. Current laws already make it illegal to possess or use cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, but the risk of arrest is too low to be much of a deterrent. However, once someone has been convicted of a crime, the rules change. Abstinence can be required as a condition of pretrial release, probation or parole, and that condition can be enforced with chemical testing. Drug testing is already widespread for probation and parole, but ... lack any sort of swift, moderate penalty for detected drug use. Given the alternatives currently available … issuing a warming to the relapsed drug user or sending him back to serve out his full sentence … most judges and parole o cers choose the warning. Probationers quickly learn that a warning is mostly a blu and they keep on using drugs and committing crimes. Steven Alm, a circuit judge in Honolulu, ... has demonstrated that swift and certain sanctions make all the di erence. In a ... year-long trial involving hundreds of probationers, Judge Alms program, called HOPE, reduced drug use by more than 80 percent and days behind bars by more than 50 percent,... Offenders quickly learned drug use was no longer something they could get away with, and even most long-term users were able to quit. The program freed them from the cycle of use, crime, and incarceration. Having to call in every day to “ nd out whether it is your day to be tested turns out to be powerful help in staying clean. As one probationer told a researcher, Knowing I had to make that phone call the next morning ruining the high.Ž What is di erent about these approaches? They recognize total trust cant be part of the equation, perhaps taking a distant page from the famous Ronald Reagan line, trust, but verify.Ž These programs also recognize that innovation, as opposed to expensive incarceration, not only saves money for taxpayers, but has a better outcome for the people in the program, too. Florida taxpayers are paying huge sums of money annually to house prisoners who are repeat drug o enders, shutting them away from society and taking away any chance of productivity for non-violent crimes.Political CommentaryBeing clever in the war on drugsBy J. Bruce RichardsonNow is the time to explore e ective new avenues which bene“ t society and taxpayers. The need for vengeance in non-violent crimes should be secondary to the cost to society for that vengeance.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. Back to School Guide Now is the time to advertise your . Enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year, Dance, Gymnastics, Karate, Day Care, Schools, and more! The CreekLine of St. Johns County + ( Save 5% on Septembers ad when you book both months! Call today to reserve your ad space! 904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com Time for The CreekLine’s Annual on various activities to advance through the ranks of scouting, as well as serving in various community service projects. A smaller group of scouts also went camping in the Ocala National Forrest recently. These boys hiked over 18 miles along the Florida Trail while carrying all of their belongings. It is one thing to take a casual hike during the day, but quite another to do this with the additional weight of camping gear and food supplies. Scoutmaster Brian Miller always comments that there is something new to learn on every campout. As one of the participants of the hike found, it is quite di cult to properly use a hammock when the campsite doesnt have two trees close enough. All had a good time, including Rocky the Hound. Some of these boys will be doing a highadventure hike during their summer camp adventure that involves hiking for the entire week, so this weekend was great training for them.Boy Scouts cont. from page 1

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Reserve YOUR Appointment 904.824-9804www.SpaMeOnline.com 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! & Macula Family St. Johns(904) 429-0290World Golf VillageOpening August 2012www.atlasphysicaltherapy.comMandarin ( 904 ) 292-0195 If you experience any of these symptoms, ask your doctor for a referral to Atlas Physical Therapy. Have you ever leaked (even a little) urine? On May 30, the board of directors of the Childrens Museum of St. Johns (CMSJ) exercised its option to purchase the Dow Museum of Historic Houses by approving an initial $50,000 payment to the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MOAS) in Daytona Beach. CMSJ and MOAS set June 28, 2013 as the closing date to complete this $1.5 million purchase. In November 2011, CMSJ entered into a purchase agreement for the Dow property, which is currently owned and operated by MOAS. Formerly known as the Old St. Augustine Village, the property is a collection of nine historic houses at the intersection of St. George, Bridge and Cordova Streets. Having spent the past six months at the Dow Museum conducting due diligence on the property and developing a master site plan, we believe more strongly than ever that this is the perfect location for the future interactive museum experience CMSJ will provide, allowing children and families to explore, interact and learn through hands-on play,Ž said Ben Platt, CMSJs president. The museums intent is to preserve the historic integrity of the nine homes located on approximately one city block in downtown St. Augustine, while providing a new educational and cultural family resource to residents and visitors. Planned museum exhibits and programs will capitalize on the existing unique natural and historical aspects of the site. The “ rst phase of a capital campaign is now in full swing. CMSJ continues working to raise the remainder of the $1.5 million purchase price for the museum as well as the funds necessary to establish the exhibits. Susan Connor, acting executive director, says this is a historical moment both for St. Augustine as well as for the Childrens Museum of St. Johns. The support of the community has been fantastic!Ž said Connor. CMSJ has raised more money in the last 60 days than during any other time period since the museum was founded in 2007. The Dow Museum property is an amazing canvas on which we will be able to design a world class museum. Not only will it serve our local community, but it will attract visitors and families from near and far.ŽAbout the Childrens Museum of St. Johns: The Childrens Museum of St. Johns was founded in February 2007 by a passionate group of parents, professionals and engaged citizens and is a 501(c)3 not-for-pro“ t organization incorporated in the state of Florida. The planned museum will use fun, interactive exhibits to teach children about the unique historical, cultural and environmental aspects of Northeast Florida. More information on The Childrens Museum of St. Johns is available at ExploreCMSJ.org.Capital campaign now underwayThe Childrens Museum of St. Johns secures downtown location for future homePrudential Real Estate, a Brook“ eld Residential Property Services company, released a new national survey showing that Americans are signi“ cantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. According to the second-annual Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey, a full 60 percent of Americans have favorable views toward the real estate market. Thats up 8 points since last year. The survey shows that signs of increasing optimism are widespread: € With interest rates at historically low levels, 96 percent agree or somewhat agree that now is a good time to buy. € A full 70 percent of respondents have some degree of con“ dence that property values will improve over the next two years; with an 8 point increase in those very con“ dent or con“ dent compared to last year. € 63 percent believe that real estate is a good investment despite the recent market volatility; thats up 11 points from last year. The survey con“ rms that despite the recession, homeownership remains a central part of the American Dream. Eight in 10 respondents said homeownership is very important to them; only 15 percent said the economic downturn made homeownership less important. Respondents nationally and locally told us what our sales professionals see every day that, despite recent market volatility, homeownership remains integral to the dreams of most Americans and that consumers con“ dence in the housing market is returning,Ž said Denise Bash, of Prudential Network Realty. This is good news for home buyers and sellers in Jacksonville. As more people look to take advantage of historic interest rates and prices, we believe the foundation for a sustainable recovery is in sight.Ž The survey also highlighted strong ties between homeownership and the community: 77 percent agree that homeownership strengthens a sense of community with 87 percent New poll: Americans increasingly optimistic about homeownership agreeing or somewhat agreeing that neighborhood comprised of homeowners have a stronger sense of community than neighborhoods made up mainly of renters. This is critical in an environment where two in three respondents believe community feelings in America are declining. Among the generations, 94 percent of respondents believe that “ nding the right home and community are crucial to helping their family be happy. Only a small minority of older Americans said the recent housing crisis made homeownership less important to them. Nearly half Gen Y respondents said it made homeownership more important. These respondents are particularly optimistic about the road ahead with 72 percent expressing favorable views about the residential real estate market. Characteristically, many of these consumers, particularly Gen Y, share a “ rm sense of family and community,Ž Bash said. Its not surprising now that theyre embracing homeownership in the Jacksonville, St. Johns and St. Augustine areas and across the country to build on that sense.Ž The survey also highlighted consumer caution in a recovering real estate market: 93 percent of respondents said that the housing crisis reminds them that they must be more careful about buying and selling property. More than 90 percent of respondents said a good real estate sales professional can help them make the right choices about homes and communities; and 71 percent believe good agent representation is more important than ever, up 4 percent from last years survey. Methodology: Interviews with 1,251 Americans who are in the marketŽ to buy or sell a home were conducted online by Palisades Media Ventures and Penn Schoen Berland, between February 10 and 20, 2012. Respondents are aged 25 to 64 with a household income of at least $50,000 and either recently bought/sold a home or are considering buying/selling a home. The margin of error is 2.8 percent for all respondents and higher for subgroups.

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 13 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 FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMISSIONISTRICTEPUBLICAN Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703 5040 (904) 287 3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Ch ec k ou t ou r reviews and 5 S tar ratin g at Y e llo wb ook .c o m Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 Every 10 years the federal government gathers census data and the State Constitution requires that the legislature re-draw State Legislative and United States Congressional districts to evenly divide the population for representation. In 2010, a majority of Floridians passed what was billed as a fair districting amendment to our State Constitution. This amendment was promoted to reduce gerrymandering of state and federal districts. New restrictions included using county, city and geographic boundaries for district lines where possible. State Legislators were sent around the state to gather input from citizens in an open process for drawing those lines. The public submitted 175 maps of new districts to the Florida Legislature. Many communities indicated that they wanted more consolidated districts and preferred that that be contained within county boundaries. In April, the State House of Representatives redistricting map was approved by the Florida Supreme Court on a 7-0 vote as meeting the constitutional requirements. The maps of the Florida Senate were initially disapproved on 5-2 vote because it ruled that eight State Senate districts did not meet the new standard and the legislature returned to Tallahassee to make changes. Those maps have since been approved. With this redistricting set, Duval County loses two State Representative seats and one State Senate seat from its 10 member delegation, based on boundaries, not population change. Currently, St. Johns has been represented by a total of three State Senators and three State Representatives whose district contained at least some part of the county. In November, when they last met, they shared over 60 of combined state legislative experience. Under the newly drawn maps, St. Johns will only be represented by one State Senator and two State Representatives, half of the current delegation. St. Johns will have two House districts in this new scenario„one that encompasses three-quarters of the county and one centered in Flagler County that includes the lower quarter of St. Johns and upper portions of Volusia County. Those who follow the legislature realize that every bill must pass through both chambers of lawmakers in Tallahassee. Usually, bills are referred to three or four committees in each chamber. If a bill fails to pass at any stage in either house, it is dead for the year. This becomes really important when St. Johns or North Florida needs legislative support for issues that are important to us. Less representation in Tallahassee means that it will be more di cult to pass such bills. When state resources are limited, it is often a battle in the legislature to provide services to di erent regions. North Florida is in competition with Miami, Tampa and Orlando area legislators and experienced this during the legislative session when it came to projects such as protecting the St. Johns River, restoration of Government House in St Augustine, the Jacksonville Port, St. Johns Ferry and economic develop-St. Johns and North Florida shorted by legislative redistrictingBy Contributing Writer Ronald DocŽ Renuart, Chairman, St. Johns County Legislative Delegationment incentives for new businesses and industries. Coalitions with delegations from other North Florida counties will be necessary. St. Johns will in all likelihood have a freshman Congressman for the newly redrawn Congressional District 6. State and federal legislators often interact on behalf of constituents that they have in common. This may also a ect our representation and response from government. You all missed a great meeting of the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway (WBS&HH) Management Council on June 14. We had the largest turnout of members, new and old, in recent history and they were treated to a very lively discussion. It was a great turnout of many interested people and we welcome all of you at our next meeting on September 13. Why such a big turnout. Its simple; we had a lot to discuss in ranking and deciding what projects to pursue for the remainder of this year and early 2013. Ranking of future projects was very important because our funding from the original federal/state/county grant could be in jeopardy considering the fact St. Johns County and the state has other priorities. However, our view is that we can manage the remaining funds more e ciently than government in completing our education series of programs intended to bene“ t our schools and the general public. For more information on this topic please review my article in the June issue of The CreekLine and the encouragement o ered by Dr. Joyner during a School Board workshop in May. Ranking of projects has been completed and Im pleased to say that a membership drive and fund raising ranked at the top of the list. Obviously, without new members or money we wont be able to complete projects important to St. Johns County and the preservation of our history and intrinsic resources along the Scenic Highway. Next highest ranked projects are: William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.net1.Preparation of lesson plans for county schools about the historical signi“ cance of the William Bartram Scenic Highway. 2. Creation of a speakers bureau to bring this history to interested organizations/ groups including Chamber of Commerce and the Board of County Commissions e orts to attract business and jobs to St. Johns County 3. Educational brochures regarding historic oak trees, historical communities and the like along the St. Johns River 4. Scholarly history of western St. Johns County including pre-historic, Native American, Spanish and English occupations, the era of Stetson Kennedy and other more current developments. 5. Series of Educational videos (DVDs) regarding William Bartrams life story, Plantation era and Francis Philip Fatio as well as Native Americans. 6. Updating our website, www. bartramscenichighway.com, with topics important to business development, marketing, current events and WBS&HH strategic planning for future development. There are numerous other projects in our longer range master plan designed to protect and preserve the many intrinsic and historic resources along the scenic highway and we encourage interested residents to join us in our e orts. Memberships start at $15 for students and seniors; please call 287-5577 for a membership brochure. Our next meeting will be September 13, 2012. There was also a lengthy discussion about a pavilion/shelter to be built in Alpine Grove Park later this year. The design and functionality of the pavilion was presented by Wil Smith, director of St. Johns County Recreation and Parks. Members of our group are considering asking for changes to this Recreation and Parks plan; the possible changes will have been presented before this update is printed in July. Need to know whats changed? Send a note to me at: alabbat@ bellsouth.net at your convenience. As you guessed, were taking the summer o but I will continue these monthly updates. Thanks for reading this column and have a great summer.

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Page 14, The CreekLine • July 2012 • www.thecreekline.com ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T 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 StaTHE 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. ChiropractorStop suffering from: Open Saturdays Baptist Health has been noti“ ed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center that it has obtained redesignation as a Magnet’ Health System, considered the gold standard among health care organizations for recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Currently, only seven percent of the hospitals in the United States enjoy Magnet designation. Baptist Health remains the “ rst and only health system in North Florida to achieve Magnet recognition as a health system. This redesignation was earned simultaneously by all “ ve Baptist hospitals and Baptists home health care division: Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, Wolfson Childrens Hospital and Baptist Home Health Care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is an independently governed organization within the American Nurses Association, “ rst granted Baptist Health the four-year Magnet designation in 2007. To earn Magnet status, organizations undergo a vigorous, multi-faceted evaluation. The renewal of our Magnet designation re” ects our nursing excellence at Baptist Health,Ž says Hugh Greene, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health. It is testimony to our ongoing commitment to providing outstanding quality care to our patients and our community. I am proud of the collaboration, leadership and dedication of our entire team as evidenced by successfully maintaining our Magnet status as a health system.Ž Magnet recognition inWhether your original child support judgment arose from a dissolution of marriage, paternity or another action involving the support of minor children, it may be an appropriate time to seek either an upward or downward modi“ cation. Many people are unaware that they may be entitled to a modi“ cation according to Section 61.13 of the Florida Statutes upon a substantial change in the circumstances of the parties. Section 61.30 clari“ es the meaning of a substantial change by de“ ning it as a di erence of at least $50 between the existing monthly obligation and the newly calculated obligation. With the threshold for modi“ cation so low, any changes in employment including a promotion or period of unemployment could be considered a substantial change in circumstance. Another potential reason to request a modi“ cation of child support is related to the amount of visitation or timesharing a parent is currently exercising. Section 61.30 of the Florida Statutes was recently revised and states that the Court should enter child support which varies from the guideline amount whenever any of the children spend a substantial amount of time with either parent. The There are 82 million pet cats in the United States, compared with 72 million dogs„making cats the most popular pet. Yet studies show the number of feline veterinary visits is declining steadily each year. For example, a recent industry survey revealed that compared with dogs, almost three times as many cats hadnt received veterinary care Common myths about catsBy Contributing Writer Dr. Ann Silverness, DVM, CCRT, Mandarin Landing Animal Hospital and Pet Resortin the past year. The disparity may be related to common myths about cat health, such as: € Cats are naturally healthier and more problem-free than dogs € Feline health problems come from outside and dont a ect indoor cats € Cats will display visible signs of illness like dogs do [Excerpt from the national campaign Have we seen your cat lately?’Ž, an awareness program sponsored by a prominent veterinary supply distributor.] The truth is, cats need regular veterinary care, including semi-annual exams and vaccinations, just like dogs do. And because they are naturally adept at hiding signs of illness, annual exams are especially important for early diagnosis of health problems. Cats have as much periodontal and endodontal issues as dogs do. Cats have even higher rates of acquired kidney disease than dogs do and should be screened for as early as four years of age. Cats can have signi“ cant cardiac disease with minimal to no outward clinical symptoms. Vomiting is actually extremely di cult for a cat as their esophageal muscles cannot be controlled voluntarily like a dog or human. Any true vomiting in a cat is serious and should be investigated. Obesity is plaguing our pet population along with their human caretakers. Obesity is a serious risk factor for diabetes, liver disease, chronic in” ammatory conditions, heart disease and cancer. Veterinarians understand how stressful bringing in a cat to the vet hospital can be. That is why cat conscious practices strive to be as cat friendly as they can. Some even have a separate entrance and waiting room for cats and dogs. Having set appointments on time, keeping the pet in the presence of the owner and handling very gently are additional ways to minimize in clinic stress. Anxiety reducing products such as Felaway Spray spritzed in the transport carrier prior to transport and/or a blanket to hide under are also good ways to minimize stress. For additional information, please contact drsilverness@ mandarinlandingah.comBaptist Health earns second Magnet’ recognitionvolves a rigorous review process, and the bar is set even higher for achieving redesignation,Ž says Diane Raines, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, senior vice president and chief nursing of“ cer, Baptist Health. We were able to achieve Magnet redesignation because our interdisciplinary team worked together throughout the organization to demonstrate that we can create and sustain the highest level of care for our patients.Ž Years of work went into Baptist Healths Magnet redesignation process. More than 2,000 pages of Magnet documentation were submitted electronically to the American Nurses Credentialing Center in late 2011. In March of this year, the Magnet appraisal team interviewed more than 1,000 members of the Baptist Health sta as well as community members and board members. Magnet appraisers visited nursing units at each of Baptists “ ve hospitals and home health care division during a week-long site visit. Magnet redesignation recognizes that Baptist Health nurses play a critical role in ongoing e orts to improve patient care through a shared governance model. It acknowledges that their nurses are among the best in attending to patient needs, pursuing ongoing training, working as a team and giving to the community. Bene“ ts of the Magnet Recognition Program include improving patient care, safety and satisfaction; fostering a collaborative culture; and advancing nursing standards and practice. A growing body of research shows that hospitals with Magnet recognition outperform other hospitals in recruiting and retaining top talent. Child support modi cation explainedBy Contributing Writer Sara Beth Frazier, Esq.statute goes on to de“ ne a substantial amount of time as 20 percent of the overnights per year with either parent. The traditional timesharing schedule of every other weekend may qualify a parent as having a substantial amount of time especially where that parent gains additional nights during holiday and summer breaks. Most all family law attorneys are well equipped with software that can easily calculate the number of overnights a parent has according to their individual timesharing schedules and can easily calculate child support according to the parents respective percentage of overnights and current income. If you or someone you know has had a substantial change in circumstance or has substantial timesharing with their children, please contact a family law attorney to see if now may be an appropriate time to seek a modi“ cation of child support. For additional information, please contact sfrazier@myjaxfamilylaw.com. 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 • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 15 Keep the movers handy when you buy or sell with Randy!Visit my website at www.movewithrandy.com Private Waterfront Retreat! Almost 2 acres, 3,200+ SF, Florida room, deck/dock & boathouse, easy access to St. Johns River. $739,000 Remodeled Riverfront Gem! Two story with 100 ft riverfront, 4,000+ SF, hardwood oors, luxury master bath, dock/boathouse & lift. $845,000 Randy Martin P.A., REALTOR 12710 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Cell: 502-8712 Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS rmartin@watson realtycorp.comEstate Lot in Deerwood Country Club! Bring your builder, 1.77 acres with artesian well. Gated golf community in central Southside location. $175,900 Inspiring the next generation of engineers! Fall Classes Available for Ages 4-14 (Hands-on and full of learning opportunities) 904-254-1281 NFlorida@EngineeringForKids.net Register online at:www.EngineeringForKids.net/NorthFlorida Engineering For Kids North Florida Healy Homeworks Call Dan Healy Cell: 904-228-6900 dandeman@comcast.netExcellent References Available We would like to thank all our customers for helping us get established and look forward to working with you again over the next ten years. Celebrating 16 successful years in Mandarin/Fruit Cove Helping Hands of St. Johns County will be meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27 at Faith Community Church Community Center, located on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The Rippers from Sew Much Comfort will meet at 10:00. This months project is to dress a needy child for the “ rst day of school. Children from Crookshank Elementary will receive a tote bag donated by First Florida Credit Union “ lled with new sneakers/shoes, clothing, socks and school supplies that the members of Helping Hands has collected. Anyone wishing to donate any new clothing items or school supplies should contact jacqphil@aol.com. Last year the group furnished new out“ ts for 25 children and this year, the need is even greater! Any help would be appreciated. Recently the members of Helping Hands, with the aid of local Boy Scout troops, served a meal to the homeless in St. Augustine through Dining with Dignity. Recipients enjoyed freshly grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, baked beans, tossed salad and cupcakes. Over 100 people typically take part in the nightly meal. Through Dining with Dignity, meals are provided by community groups 365 days of the year at 6:00 p.m. in St. Augustine to those in need. Helping Hands members also coordinated the Fathers Day barbeque at the Trout Creek Senior Center. Barbeque food was provided by the Council on AgAlthough Dr. William Eden“ eld would not trade his 40 years of experience in psychological practice for anything, he has now found what he calls the perfect life.Ž For him, that is now practicing closer to his children and grandchildren. Licensed in both Clinical Psychology and School Psychology, he practiced in Ocala for 40 years where he worked helping adults experiencing variety of problems, couples having relationship problems and children having learning, behavioral and attention problems. He is a Board Certi“ ed Fellow and Diplomate in Psychotherapy and PsychodiagnosticsŽ and is the “ rst psychologist in the state of Florida to have received the distinguished Award of Outstanding Practice,Ž awarded by the Florida Association of School Psychologist. Dr. Eden“ eld holds three graduate degrees in counseling and psychology; however, boasts that he is not a psychologist who has grown-up in the shelter of an academic bubble.Ž He attended the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School, Army Leadership School and Army Parachute School. He also served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Marion County Sheri s Departments crisis and New psychologist nds the perfect lifeŽ in Julington Creekcritical incident debrie“ ng team. Dr. Eden“ eld served as state chairperson of the FASP Ethics and Standards of Practice Committee, invited lecturer at Shands Teaching Hospital and several state universities, and is a contributor to a graduatelevel psychology textbook on psychotherapy. He also served as the Chief Supervising Psychologist for the Marion County School System and served on numerous State Department of Education committees in developing diagnostic guidelines for children having learning and behavioral problems in Florida schools. Dr. Bill,Ž as many of his patients call him, says that, for him, the perfect lifeŽ is being able to help people, while now being closer to his own family and now living in a community like Julington Creek. Look for Dr. Eden“ elds ad in this issue of The CreekLine.Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyouing and cooked and served by Helping Hands members. Seniors were given goodie bags with homemade soaps made by a member and the men received cards and toiletries. This is the fourth year that the group has had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with the seniors at Trout Creek. During May and June, Helping Hands members have been busy making collage placemats for the residents of Westminster Woods. Each unique permanent placemat featured a picture of the resident surrounded by greeting card circles that depicted things they liked. The group had a great time making them and tailoring them to “ t the personality of the resident. Thanks to everyone who donated greeting cards; over 2,000 cards were cut out and used. Helping Hands meets the last Friday of every month at Faith Community Church Community Center at 11:00 a.m. to do a small project for the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress; members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. Membership is always open. For more information, please contact jacqphil@aol.com. Ava, Alexis and Jennifer Wenkstern, Sheilah Drezienkowski and Debby Huxford with placemats. Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!National Ice Cream DayJuly 18 The third Sunday (or is it “sundae?”) of National Ice Cream Month, proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 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

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Page 18, The CreekLine • July 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Each Primrose School is a privately owned and operated franchise. Primrose Schools, Balanced Learning, and The Leader in Educat ional Child Care are trademarks of Primrose School Franchising Company. 2012 Primrose School Franchising Company. All rights reserved. Educational Child Care for Infants through Private Pre-Kindergarten and After School Now Enrolling Engage minds and hearts will follow. Proprietary Balanced Learning curriculum Music, Spanish, Computer Technology Ongoing customized student assessment Integrated character development program Dietician-approved meals and snacks provided Primrose School of Julington Creek904.230.2828Primrose School at St. Johns Forest904.824.1100Primrose School of Glen Kernan904.992.9002 Art of Dance www.artofdancejax.com Art of Dance oers Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Clogging, Tumbling, Competition Team, Boys conditioning, Cheerdance, and Adult Classes coming soon. Art of Dance North 11018-135 Old St Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It"904-262-2217Art of Dance South 3025 C.R. 210 Suite 102 St Augustine, Florida 32092next to "Hurricanes"904-945-6420 Registering Now for Fall Classes Registration July 14th 10:00 2:00 July is Dry Eye Awareness Month and Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons would like to education the community on prevention. Dry eye syndrome is more common than one would think. In fact, dry eye can occur when one of the eyes layers fail to produce the adequate amount of tears. This condition can be caused by multiple factors; however, the primary factors include: € Age: As we get older, our eyes naturally produce fewer tears. People who are over the age of 65 are at higher risk for developing dry eye. € Gender: Women are at higher risk for developing dry eye, due to hormonal ” uctuation during pregnancy, oral contraceptives and postmenopause. € Medications: Certain medications a ect tear production and may cause dry eye. € Medical conditions: Certain health issues that could cause dry eye are arthritis, diabetes, thyroid, as well as other conditions. € Environment: If you are exposed to elements, such as wind or smoke, this could a ect your tear production, causing dry eye. If you live in a particularly dry climate, this could also a ect your eyes as well. € Computer exposure: If you work in front of a computer, it is essential that you blink often and put eye drops in your eyes, as they will dry out. After cleaning out the garage or when we “ nally get around to parting with those clothes in the closet that we have been saving for ages, many of us make the trip to the Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe in the Julington Square Shopping Center. Or perhaps our journey is to cruise the aisles If These Walls Could Talk at Betty Gri n HouseBy Karl Kennell Joyce Mahr addressing attendees at If These Walls Could Talk.Žof the Thrift Shoppe for treasures we just have to have„it is great fun! However, do we take the time to understand the connection that the store has to Betty Gri n House and the welfare of the community? That is why on June 18, Betty Grif“ n House hosted the If These Walls Could TalkŽ tour for the community at the Outreach Center. This quarterly tour provides information on the impact that domestic and sexual abuse has on St. Johns County, a tour of the Outreach O ce and a virtual tour of the shelter. During the tour community members learn more about the vital life-saving services that Betty Gri n House provides to victims and their families. Community members can ask questions on the dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse as well as meet sta that provides these services. Betty Gri n House CEO Joyce Mahr welcomed the guests to the tour. In attendance for this most recent tour were representatives from community agencies including St. Gerard House, St. Johns County School District, St. Johns County Housing, JCP Cares and members of the Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church along with two new Betty Gri n House board members, Jason Raymond and Carrie Gainor, as well as sta and volunteers. The tour and forum gives Betty Gri n House sta an opportunity to be the voice for victims and to tell their stories„ this is a reality for 30 percent of women, men and children in our community. This is no longer a private family matter. Only if we talk about it can this social problem be exposed and social change can occur. Those in attendance at the tour were asked to become part of the solution to end domestic and sexual abuse in our community. So when you “ nally drag in those unwanted items or discover a new treasure at Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe in the Julington Square Shopping Center on the corner of Race Track Road and State Road 13, remember you are helping heal the lives of those subjected to abuse. The thrift store helps Betty Gri n House continue to provide services to the 2,500 individuals who use our services annually. All donations are accepted. More importantly if you are being abused or know someone who is being abused, take action and call the Betty Gri n House Hotline numbers at 824-1555 or 1-800-500-1119. editor@thecreekline.comThe CreekLine is seeking ve student writers for paid positions to report this school year on BTHS school sports ( BTHS Sports Roundup ), BTHS general school news ( BTHS Happenings ), Nease general school news ( Nease Happenings ), Creekside school sports (CHS Sports Roundup) and Creekside general school news (CHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email today!Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism?Student Writers Needed!WE are looking for YOU!July is Dry Eye Awareness Month€ Eyewear: It is imperative that you remove your long-term contact lenses. Leaving them in may cause dry eye. € Cosmetics: It is so important that cosmetics be removed each day, as eye make-up can block ducts that help to lubricate the eye. Donald Downer, M.D., ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons states, This time of year, it is important to wear quality sunglasses that minimize the exposure of sun and wind to your eyes. Just like you would wear sun block to protect your skin, you need to wear UV sunglasses to protect your eyes.Ž He continues, The most common complaints we hear from our patients with dry eye, are that they have irregular vision and they experience problems with tasks that require visual focus: reading, using a computer and driving.Ž Dr. Downer summarizes, Unfortunately, there is no cure for dry eye syndrome, but, depending on severity, treatment options can range from arti“ cial tears to surgery, in extreme cases. We encourage all patients to have an annual eye exam and to take a proactive approach to obtain and maintain their optimal vision.Ž Be sure to look for the Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 19 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. FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMISSIONISTRICTEPUBLICAN Hard to believe the summer is quickly reaching the half-way point. Grandchildren and driving have “ lled my days with the arrival of number seven. The weeks in June up in Virginia were perfect. The weather was amazing, cool and dry. Felicity, Miles and I had the best time in Su olk touring the USS Wisconsin museum and watching the War of 1812 clipper ships come in. I think their favorite point was the guns “ ring as they came into port. Up in Fincastle the garden is spoiling us with amazing vegetables and the perfect setting to sit on the porch and read. The main distraction besides Max is the birds and the deer. You just cant beat that. As you check out books from the public library this summer, be sure to check out the outstanding books from last years Sunshine State list. Heather Stouts class read Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper and loved it. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Angleberger), Flawless Dogs (Breathed), Dark Life (Falls), Alibi Junior High (Logsted) and Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians (Sanderson) all made it on our top 15 list for this school year. This is a good time to reread the Heroes of the Olympus books by Rick Riordan; the newest one in this series will be released just as school starts. For students new to middle school that might have overlooked The Lightning Thief series this is the perfect summer read. You can read the entire series without waiting for the next book to come out. I challenge parents and students in seventh grade and up to read The Queen of Water by Laura Resau. It is the story of an Ecuadorian girl who works as a servant for a mestizo family. It is actually based on a true story. This book is a Global Read from Primary Source and there will be an online discussion in November with the author. By the time you read this I am certain I will have “ nished it since it is in my Kindle and I will let you know what I think in August. It has received multiple starred reviews. Summer is the time to use your imagination and delve into fantasy. There is no shortage of great books in this genre. I would like to suggest some old and some new to the list to read. The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley has been out long enough to have all nine volumes complete so you wont be left hanging. I have mentioned the Tunnels series (Gordon and Williams) before; it now has a “ fth book out, Spiral Cornelia Funke is well known for both Dragon Rider and Inkheart Her latest book is Ghost Knight, with just the perfect amount of mystery and mayhem. The Heros Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy involves princes and princesses set out to be heroes in a fast paced, funny take on the classic fairy tales where nothing is quite what it seems! John Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle SchoolStephens The Emerald Atlas is the “ rst book in a trilogy recommended by Brandon Mull, author of Fablehaven and the Beyonders Deadweather and Sunrise: The Chronicles of Egg Book 1 by Geo Rodkey is pirates and villains and a 13 year old on his own trying to save his life. Remarkable by Elizabeth Foley, recommended for eight and up, received several starred reviews. The book is “ lled with humor, word play, quirky characters. It is de“ nitely on my to read list.Ž I havent read this one but the booktrailer grabbed my attention and it too is on my Kindle. The book is called Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Check out the book trailer http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=QOXDD3atWco My last recommendation is Rush for the Gold by John Feinstein. Feinstein has written a very timely mystery with the Olympics right around the corner.Congratulations to the 7A Julington Creek Slammers for winning the 8B district championships in Ocala on June 16! They went 3-0 averaging 12 runs per game and allowing only four runs on average against bigger and older boys. They now qualify to play in the 8B state championships in West Palm Beach. Pictured are Justin Mann, Tyler Martineau, Cole Capitano, Nathan LaFlamme, Nathan Morgan, Boston Torres, Jacob Carter, James Thompson, Hayden Gicalone, JD Hay, Eric Marichal, Brody Delamielleure, Manager Chris Thompson, Coach John Hay and Coach Mat Delamielleure Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, July 16 7 pmThis month’s selection is “The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian.” All are welcome to join us for this discussion.

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Page 20, The CreekLine • July 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will “ nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated 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, FAAOMPT Sports Medicine providers for Creeks Athletic Association Soccer. Physical Therapy Sports Performance Pilates Mathematics Tutor ( 904 ) 307-4858 steven.newton@comcast.net y x m2=x All Levels through CalculusDon’t let your child struggle with Math. Newcomers of North St. Johns has welcomed many new members this past year, those recently new to the St. Johns area or experiencing a life change (retirement, loss of a spouse, etc.) or just wanting to make some new friends. Through attendance at the monthly meeting/luncheon/program events and choosing different kinds of monthly activities that are o ered, members become acquainted with the many facets of the community. But Newcomers not only welcomes new people to the community, they also help support their new community. At the end of their 2011-2012 season, the club made several charitable donations. Combining successful members participation in the ra es and donated used book sales, the board voted to use those funds for donations to: 1.) Backpacks for Blessing, “ lling four separate weekend Hickory Creek Elementary School participated in Goodwills Bag It Up Drive held on May 11. For having such a successful drive, Goodwill awarded the student council $1000 and four tickets to both Walt Disney World and The Alligator Farm. The school had to Hickory Creek Elementary School bags it up for GoodwillBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argott have 60 percent participation in order to win the awards. Of the 10 schools involved, Hickory Creek Elementary had the highest participation rate of 84 percent. Headed by Coach Matt Mecke and Kathy Young, the student council members encouraged everyone to donate at least one item. The drive supported Goodwill of North Florida and their mission to help those with employment barriers to “ nd jobs. Last year, the Goodwill placed approximately 11,000 people in meaningful employment. Thank you to all the teachers, sta and students who participated. And congratulations to the Panky family for winning the Disney World ticket drawing and the Hughes family for winning the drawing for the tickets to The Alligator Farm. Shelby Scanlon, a sophomore at Creekside High School and a NW St. Johns County resident, knows how hard work and dedication can pay o Scanlon is a level 9 competitive gymnast who trains at Gymnastics Unlimited located on the Westside of Jacksonville. After school she travels to the gym which is 50 miles round trip. She works out four hours a day until 8:30 p.m. “ ve days a week all year round! Scanlon maintains a 4.0 GPA and devotes her life to setting and Local student is an accomplished gymnastachieving goals. In April, Scanlon competed at the Florida state level and placed third on beam and “ fth all around. She quali“ ed to compete at a regional level. At the regional meet she placed “ rst on beam, second on bars and fourth place all around which quali“ ed her to represent the region at a National Level. On May 3, 2012, Scanlon competed at the 2012 Womens Gymnastics Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships held in Landover, Maryland. She placed third on beam and ninth place all around. Scanlon was incredibly excited and proud to represent her gym and honored to represent her region on a National Level. She looks forward to learning new skills over the summer months and competing at a level 10 next season.Newcomers provide charitable fundsBy Contributing Writer Marcia Smithfood-backpacks for all of next school year for a childs family at a St. Johns county school; 2.) Dining with Dignity, sponsoring a complete dinner for the homeless on August 30 in St. Augustine; and 3.) COTA for Alex Fast, funds to Childrens Organ Transplant Association designated by name for Alex Fast who lives in St. Johns County and has just been accepted at Miami Childrens Hospital for a liver transplant. Our next season begins with a meeting/luncheon/program on September 25. For information about membership in Newcomers of North St. Johns, please e-mail Sue at sjaird@comcast. net.The Newcomers of North St. Johns elected and crowned their of cers for the 2012-13 season Queens for the Year.Ž From left to right are Alexa Endes, president; Ann Palmieri, treasurer; Teresa Mendez, secretary and Linda Beard, vice president. Photo by Jo-Anne Laird Advertise your business!LG@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 21 LEARNING IS ALL AROUND. NOW ENROLLING! The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems Inc. 2009 License #C07SJ0053 ASK ABOUT OURFLEX’LEARNING PROGRAM 100 Julington Plaza Drive Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. Protecting What Matters Most www.varsit y insuranceagenc y .com Fin d us on Face b oo k Serving Mandarin and Julington Creek Since 1990 268-6365 Dr. Jenny Preer Purposefully limited practice providing the time, energy & attention you deserve North Florida Coaching North Florida Counseling & Mediation Services, LLC (904) 701-8255 www.northcoaching.com www.northcounseling.comCounseling is available for individuals (18+), couples, and families working through various issues. FL Supreme Court Certied Family Mediation Services creates personal solutions for both on-going and potential legal conicts, including child timesharing agreements. Coaching creates strategies and action plans that move you toward your goals. It is for people who want to do something more. I help students (16+) and adults dene educational, career & personal goals and create plans to overcome the obstacles in their way. Licensed Counselor, Family Mediator, Coach Everyone held their breath as the 1922 Chickering baby grand piano was dismantled and rolled onto the elevator and then into the auditorium at the St. Johns County School District. The 90-year-old, dark mahogany piano was donated to the St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) through an estate sale. The SJCEF decided it would be a wonderful addition to the Arts Alive program, which had its inaugural event this May. The executor of the estate sold everything in his late fathers home, but stipulated that the baby grand had to go to a non-pro“ t organization. When Dr. Mildred Koger, one of this years Arts Alive performing arts judges, heard about the provision she immediately thought the SJCEF would be the perfect recipient. I am so grateful that Dr. Koger thought of us as a bene“ ciary of the beautiful Chickering,Ž said Donna Lueders, the executive director of the SJCEF. It is just what we need for our Arts Alive auditions, master classes and per-90-year-old piano brings history and character to Arts Alive Jacob Fouts-DPT, CSCS graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. His undergraduate studies were completed at St. Ambrose University where he earned a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Human Performance. While at St. Ambrose University, Fouts was an active student athlete, playing football for four years and participating for two years in track and “ eld at the NAIA level. Fouts is a certi“ ed strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, focusing on applying scienti“ c knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Sports Physical Therapy Section. Welcome, Dr. Fouts formances that will take place throughout the coming school year.Ž Floridas humidity has taken its toll on the piano, leaving the old wood molded and warped. As such, the rich mahogany and original ivory keys are in need of extensive repair. Of the original 88, only 73 discolored ivory keys remain, with a dozen more lying on the music rack in a Ziploc bag. Restoration and refurbishing was quoted at $1,700. We want this piano to be a special part of Arts Alive, but without the assistance from our community we may not be able to incur all of the costs to repair it,Ž explained Lueders. We are asking the music lovers and education supporters, along with anyone else, to consider making a contribution to help get this rich piece of history back into playing condition.Ž Arts Alive gave over 200 students in St. Johns County the amazing opportunity to showcase their talents in the areas of visual and performing arts over the past six months. Many of these students had never publicly shown their artwork or performed on stage, but through Arts Alive they had the opportunity to step out of their comfort zones and experience something new. The spark that was lit in some of the students after seeing the impact of their talent is what the Arts Alive program is all about. This piano will open up more opportunities for SJCEF to further the program and ignite that same passion for creativity in more students. If you are interested in making a “ nancial contribution toward the restoration of the 1922 Chickering baby grand piano, please contact the SJCEF by calling 547-7120 or emailing luederd@stjohns.k12. ” .us.Congratulations to JCP CARES!NW St. Johns Countys own JCP CARES recently received a $13,000 grant from Newmans Own Foundation to support the good works that they are doing!

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Page 22, The CreekLine • July 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Finding the right doctor just got easier. Baptist Primary Care is pleased to welcome Lara Church, MD, to its Hilden Road practice. Dr. Church is dedicated to your familys health through every stage of life and ready to provide you with a medical home. Services include: € Well visits for adults, adolescents and children € Care for minor injuries € Coordination of care for chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) € Immunizations Same-day appointments Rashmi Schramm, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Lara Church, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Erich Schramm, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine 825-1941Baptist Primary Care Hilden Road 141 Hilden Road Suite 201 Jacksonville, FL 32081 … 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. Now Enrolling for Summer Camp and Fall Riding lessons Amy B arnett C erti e d R i d ing I nstr uc tor by the Am eri c an R i d ing I nstr uc tor A sso c iation Gingerbread Acres, LLC 12567 Al a dd in Rd. J a ck son v i ll e Fl ori d a 32223904-654-3561 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 Working collaboratively with St. Johns County Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition, the Enterprising Womens Leadership Institute, Inc. (EWLI) launched a successful Key West get-away ra e culminating at its June Leadership Roundtable meeting at The Columbia Restaurant in historic St. Augustine. The purpose of the ra e was to raise money to support a homeless family currently working with the Homeless Coalition. This is the same family EWLI adoptedŽ for its 2012 charitable focus. Each year, EWLI selects a major charitable organization to assist in several ways, such as providing food and clothing, underwriting costs for books and sponsoring events that draw attention to the needs of community charities. We are grateful to the work of the Homeless Coalition,Ž states Jeanne Moeller, chair of the Key West Ra e. Without the Homeless Coalitions community outreach, many families would su er dire consequences, especially the children. The Coalition helps families get back up on their feet and become part of the community again.Ž The Key West Get-Away Ra e raised $1,845 for the Homeless Coalition. Vicky Oakes, St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections and speaker at the June leadership roundtable luncheon, drew the winning ticket. The winner, Betty Herendeen, the community coordinator at Allegro Senior Housing, was thrilled to have her ticket drawn. We are pleased to support a worthy organization like the Homeless Coalition,Ž states Marilyn Wiles, founder of EWLI. Beginning with the return to Daylight Savings Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week:• Homes with odd number addresses: Wednesday/ Saturday • Homes with even number addresses: Thursday/ SundayA message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...water less Visit www. oridaswater.comRestrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities.Water for no more than one hour per zone .Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PM EWLI supports family via Homeless Coalition donationThe board of directors and its membership take community leadership seriously and being in the forefront of collaborative voluntarism represents one of those serious responsibilities. Working together, we feel it is a win-win for both organizations.Ž The Enterprising Womens Leadership Institute, Inc. o ers a range of opportunities to learn about the community and network with its leaders. For more information about membership, please contact Cinda Ebner at clhe_edu@yahoo.com.Board Member Susan James; Jeanne Moeller, Raf e Chair; Margaret Wiles; Betty Herendeen, Raf e Winner; Terry Skulavik, Homeless Coalition; Cathie Grexa; Chris Man and Marilyn Wiles.Teen Craft Program: Dream Catcher Thursday, July 19 € 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibraryTeens in grades 6-12 are invited to come in and make a dream catcher so that all your dreams will be sweet! All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 827-6960 to reserve your space.

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Back Row: Kristina Freeman (Artist), Merary Betancourth (Assistant), Blair McKinnerney (Assistant), Paula Snellings (Top Stylist), Carl Slack (Top Stylist), Carolina Torres (Artist) 904-209-13202758 Racetrack Road Publix Plantation Plaza Tues … Fri 9-8 & Sat 9-7$10 Off Any style or serviceexpires 8/31/12 Animal Medical Clinic at St. Johns2245-102 County Road 210W 904-827-1401 40% OFFYour Pets First Exam NEW CLIENTS ONLY I must admit my discoveryŽ of DeLand, Florida, was totally by accidentƒbut I will be back! Its just a little drive from here and it sure beats the tra c jams and ticket prices at the theme parks further south. Our day in DeLand happened during our “ rst road trip with our new puppy Augie Doggy. He had been a real heathenŽ ever since we got him the “ rst of the year and we had not allowed him to be out in public. In early April he began trying to go to our beatŽ so to speak and we thought we would take a trial run and go to Daytona Beach for a family Spring Break. To give The AugŽ an outing we got up early one morning and drove over to Blue Springs State Park to exercise and see the springs. This was a winner idea! The park has plenty of hiking and walking trails and the springs swimming area is adjacent to a huge picnic ground which is completely covered by a canopy of old oak trees. We spread out a blanket and put the puppy on it with his toys and had a great time people watching. Our Hispanic neighbors next to us were having a gourmet cookout complete with fresh skirt steaks and cilantroƒthey even gave me the recipe! As we headed back to Daytona we decided to go the scenic route and not take the Interstate which took us through the heart of downtown DeLand„a photo opportunity in itself! I almost broke my neck when we went down Main Street and passed all the little boutiques and restaurants. Then we hit the campus of Stetson University and its beautiful historic buildings. I decided then and there we would be back! Less Augie Baptist Health Foundation announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Tabitha Furyk and Susan Smathers. Furyk is a philanthropist, community volunteer and childrens health advocate. She is a member of the PGA TOUR Wives Association and co-founder of These Kids Can Play for THE PLAYERS Championship. She serves on the board of directors of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida and chairs annual fundraising events for the Community PedsCare program. She is also an active member on the board for Blessings in a Backpack, as well as a volunteer for the program. In 2010, she and her husband founded the Jim 20 Best Native Plants for Coastal LandscapingŽ is the program for the meeting of the Florida Native Plant Society. The local Sea Oats chapter meets at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall, located at 2200 A1A South in St. Augustine. Renee Stambaugh, a lifelong resident of North Florida, will discuss native plants suitable for coastal landscapes. She completed the University of Floridas Master Gardener Program in 1999 and is a founding member and past president of the Sea Oats chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and member of the National Audubon Society. Stambaugh has an extensive knowledge in the “ eld of native plants. The Lifestyle GuruDay trippin to DeLand!By Joy HartleyDoggy! When I came home I researched DeLand on the internet and found more out about this little gem in central Florida. This was the “ rst community to receive the MainStreet designation in 1997 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation Society. MainStreet DeLand holds over 50 events each year to include the famous Fall Festival held in November. There are six museums in town, numerous specialty shops and more restaurants than your palate can contend with, all in walking distances from each other. But if you are more the outdoorsy kind, continue down U.S. Highway 17 a little ways to DeLeon Springs for canoeing and kayaking and paddleboat activities in the 73 degree waters. This workout would be a mustŽ if you start your day eating pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant on the corner! Oh! You could end the day by taking advantage of the world classŽ skydiving facilities in DeLand which is also known as the Sky Diving Capital of the world! See what I told you„this is a little gem of a place! Just go to Mainstreetdeland.org or Discoverdeland.org for more information. Speaking of pancakes, I must share with you our familys favorite recipe. Julias Pancakes 2 cups biscuit mix 1 egg 1/2 cup oil 1 cups club soda Combine all ingredients … dont over mix! Pour in hot skillet. These are so ” u y!Foundation announces new Board of Trustees membersand Tabitha Furyk Foundation, which serves indigent children and families. The Furyks established it as a way to give backŽ after Jim Furyks success as a professional golfer. The Furyks have two children and they live in Ponte Vedra Beach. Susan Gamble Smathers is an attorney, philanthropist and cultural leader. She chaired both the 2000-01 Florida Forum and the 2003 Art and Antiques Show and is the immediate past president of The Womens Board of Wolfson Childrens Hospital. She is also a former president of the Museum of Science and Historys board of trustees and a former president of the Florida Blue Key Alumnae Association. She has also served on the boards of the American Cancer Society, Jacksonville Symphony, Jacksonville Public Library Foundation and Agnes Scott College. She is married to former State Senator and Secretary of State Bruce Smathers. The Smatherses have one son, Bruce, Jr. and they live in Ortega. Tabitha and Susan are both wonderful leaders, exceptionally generous and steadfastly devoted to our community,Ž says Marlene Spalten, executive director of Baptist Health Foundation. Our entire board looks forward to working with them to advance Baptist Healths mission and to improve health care for people of all ages throughout our community.ŽNative Plant Society meets July 17In 2009, Stambaugh received a prestigious Northeast Region Graduate Recognition Award from the Florida Master Naturalist Program, University of Florida IFAS Extension. This program is free and Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism? Then WE are looking for YOU!The CreekLine is seeking ve student writers for paid positions to report this school year on BTHS school sports ( BTHS Sports Roundup ), BTHS general school news ( BTHS Happenings ), Nease general school news ( Nease Happenings ), Creekside school sports (CHS Sports Roundup) and Creekside general school news (CHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email us today! editor@thecreekline.comStudent Writers Needed! The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.com open to the public. For more information, please visit www.fnps.org or call 3472704.

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Conventional and Jumbo Loans USDA Rural Developement Construction to Perm FHA and VA Loans Condo Loans Fixed or Adjustable Rates First Federal offers: All loans subject to credit underwriting and approval. Please contact a mortgage originator for more details on available loan programs. Contact Scott Neeley This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Men in Black 3, an action “ lm for adults and teens. Aliens, aliens, everywhere, even on the moon. In a specialty prison, Boris the Animal, performed by Jemaine Clement, is an alien who shoots dartlike projectiles from his palms. He plans his escape so he can go back and kill the man who destroyed one of his arms. That man is Agent K, portrayed as veteran K by Tommy Lee Jones and young K by Josh Brolin. When word of his escape is released, Agent K does not share past adventures with his partner Agent J, played by Will Smith, straining their relationship. The next day in the MIB o ce, suddenly no one but Agent J knows who Agent K is; all of the other MIB agents only know that such an agent died in 1969. Boris the Animal must go back in time to complete his plan and that time is 1969. Agent Js mission is to go Wild“ res are a natural phenomenon that each year destroy homes, lives and can result in death. While many wild“ res are caused by nature, the majority of wild“ res are initiated by humans. Seventy-“ ve percent of wild“ res are triggered by people being irresponsible. According to the article, Wild“ re Prevention Tips: Protect your Home and Property most wild“ res are caused by people burning debris, vehicle exhaust, sparks from trains and heavy equipment, camping, smoking and arson.Ž Avoid a wild“ re in your neighborhood this “ re season, remember these preventative tips: € Clear the site of your camp“ re down to bare soil only € Avoid parking your vehicle on dry grass € Always use noncombustible The last scores for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) show that St. Johns County students continue to score well above the state average at every level. On the Sunshine State Standards (SSS), which are required skills for graduation, St. Johns County students scored in the Movie ReviewMen in Black 3Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld. Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Jemaine Clement. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) St. Johns students again perform well above state average on FCAT top three in reading and math at every grade level among all 67 Florida school districts. Students also ranked “ rst or second in the state in 14 out of 16 grade-level categories. FCAT Science was given to students in “ fth and eighth grades. St. Johns County “ fth graders ranked “ rst in back in time to save K. In this time-travel pursuit, J will learn answer some questions regarding his own past as he sees how K becomes the man he is in the future. This “ lm, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, is fast-paced and entertaining in the action and comedy delivered by Will Smith, his straight men and the many aliens. Josh Brolin also provided a fabulous performance as young K; his timing, syntax and expressions mirror what Tommy Lee Jones would have looked like if he played the part. The special e ects and alien development are as always scary and hilarious at the same time for many of these creatures. For a prequel-sequel, it is a summer winner of the light and funny variety with just enough action to keep it stimulating. The motorized unicycles were very cool and made me hope someone would market that. An enjoyable “ lm all around.Safety Series: Wild re prevention By Contributing Writer Meghan Bender, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundationmaterials that are “ re resistant on your home € Dont throw a lit cigarette out of your car window € Use caution when operating welding torches, chainsaws and other equipment that may spark € Never drive your car through tall grass € Clean your roof and gutters frequently of leaves, pine needles and other ” ammable items € Always keep a bucket of water nearby your camp “ re and do not leave it unattended € Be sure your yard is clear of debris € Never leave an ignited, hot grill unattended These safety tips are brought to you as part of the prevention and education mission of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. the state, and eighth graders ranked second in the state. The FCAT, which assesses reading, math and science skills, was given in April to students in grades three through 10 throughout the state. Achievement levels range from one to “ ve, with Level 3 being considered pro“ cient. The test is part of a statewide e ort to increase student performance and school accountability. I am in“ nitely proud of the e orts of our teachers, students and curriculum sta ,Ž said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner. Even with the raised cut scores we continue to elevate our performance as a district. This is a testament to the hard work and ability of students and sta to rise to the challenge of this increased rigor in academic assessments.Ž 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 810-6694Knights of Columbus cont. from pg. 1particularly the children. All of us at Morning Star School are eternally grateful to the Lord, Knights of Columbus and the community for this very generous donation,Ž Brock said. Morning Star School is a special education school of the Diocese of St. Augustine. At Morning Star School children with mental disabilities are given a meaningful educational experience. These learning challenged students reap the bene“ ts of an atmosphere of values, nurturing love, personal development and creativity. Judging from the smiles and looks upon the faces of the students as they go about their learning experience, one cant help but feel that they have discovered a joy in learning. Brock concluded her remarks with, This very generous donation of $2,000 will allow us to improve the educational technology accessible to our students.Ž DOSA Camps is part of the ministry for persons with disabilities of the Diocese of St. Augustine. Camp I am Special is particularly of interest to the Brother Knights, as several Brother Knights have children of their own who attend or have attended Camp I Am Special as well as the other two camps, Camp Promise and Camp Care. All of these camps are held each summer at Marywood Retreat in the Switzerland neighborhood. The Brother Knights of Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council thank you for your generous donations over the years to help these worthy e orts to improve the lives of these young people with intellectual disabilities. They ask that in October when you see them standing outside of the Publix stores on State Road 13 and Race Track Road, cheerfully wearing those bright yellow vests and clutching that vivid yellow milk jug, you stop chat a bit and drop a little bit of change into the jug. After all, 100 percent of that change does go a long way. Happy Summer!from your friends at The CreekLine

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 25 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 (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 On May 15 through 18 at YMCA Camp Immokalee in Keystone Heights, more than 100 children with close relatives living with multiple sclerosis connected and shared their experiences as part of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapters MS Kids Camp Program. This annual weekend retreat was held in collaboration with the Societys Mid Florida Chapter and provided learning opportunities and memories for children ages seven through 13 who have a parent or relative with multiple sclerosis. For many children who have a close family member with multiple sclerosis, expressing themselves without feeling sel“ sh or guilty can be di cult. To address their need for support, the North Florida Chapter hosts MS Kids Camp annually and children can be registered to attend for free. Looking for a two-day getaway right in your backyard? Come join the St. Johns Riverkeeper this October on our bi-annual Eco-HeritageŽ boat tour, a two-day boat cruise along the beautiful St. Johns River through Palatka and Sanford. For over 10 years, the St. Johns Riverkeeper has taken Children a ected by MS connect at annual kids campThe camp featured water sports, MS education, art therapy from Art with a Heart and a carnivalthemed dance party with food provided by Panda Express. Kids also enjoyed educational activities such as the MS Experience, which simulates what it can be like to have multiple sclerosis. Angel Flight Southeast, a non-pro“ t volunteer pilot group, ” ew nine children out to Camp Immokalee for free. The National MS Society North Florida Chapter o ers programs like these year-round to the18,000 individuals affected by MS in North Florida. Funds raised by annual events such as MuckRuckus MS, Walk MS and Bike MS contribute to National MS Society research and programs and services. This year, Rotaract of Floridas First Coast raised $4700 for the North Florida Chapter through its Bounce MS event in March to help send kids to camp. To “ nd out more about the National MS Society North Florida Chapter visit nationalMSsociety.org/FLN.St. Johns Riverkeeper announces next Eco Heritage boat trip By Contributing Writer Taylor L. Filaroskigroups of 50 on a guided tour of the St. Johns, through beautiful springs, lakes and historic parks. Your trip aboard the S.S. Water Taxi includes stops at Blue Springs, Murphy Island State Park and Hontoon Island State Park, with mini excursions through Dunns Creek, Lake George (the second largest freshwater lake in Florida) and Lake Monroe. Package includes a picnic barbeque lunch and a lunch in Welaka and a catered pavilion lunch while exploring preserved Indian midden grounds on Hontoon Island. The night is spent at the familyowned Blairs Jungle Den with a river view from every room in Astor for a real Old Florida experience! The boat will deliver you a fresh seafood dinner at the Blackwater Inn from right across the river. Learn the history of the St. Johns from historians and time travelersŽ discussing how William Bartram would have experienced the river in the early 18th century. Keynote speaker Bill Belleville, an award winning environmental writer and “ lmmaker from Sanford, will relay the natural and cultural history of the river from a uniquely naturalist point of view. Bellevilles latest work includes a “ lm entitled In Marjories Wake, which traces the real life journey of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings on the St. Johns and Salvaging the Real Florida: Lost and Found in the State of Dreams. Folk historian Bill Dreggors will also join the trip and tell tales of growing up barefoot in central Florida. Dont forget your camera! Alligators and wildlife are abundant on this trip. Let the lure of ” oating down the river and enjoying the beautiful natural scenery convince you that this is one trip worth taking! Two trips are available for the St. Johns Riverkeeper EcoHeritage Boat Tour: October 11 and12 from Palatka to Sanford or October 13 and 14 from Sanford to Palatka. The cost is $325 per person. Please contact Shannon Blankinship (Shannon@ stjohnsriverkeeper.org, 904-2567613) for more information and to reserve your spot today! Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: July11 New: July 19 First Quarter: July 26 Full: August 2

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Page 26, The CreekLine • July 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Must present ad Valid until 8/15/12 If you think the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest Virginia are populated with rural hillbillies, think again. This corner of the state radiates around a modern metropolitan city, Roanoke, known for its advanced healthcare and the surrounding slew of colleges, museums and small towns. Virginias Blue Ridge epitomizes the 43…year-old slogan, Virginia is for Lovers, by encouraging couples, as well as individuals, families and groups to live out their passions for history, heritage, music, food and all the things that make life meaningful. The bucolic hills, valleys and streams call to artisans of all types and a visit is most pleasant. Roanoke, the Star City of the South, boasts a revitalized and vibrant downtown. Much of the energy resonates from the bustling farmers market, which ironically is the oldest and longest running in Virginia. Farmers o er local produce and handmade goods to customers seven days a week and shoppers stroll upscale boutique shops and dine at non-chain restaurants and bars. The eye-catching new Taubman Museum of Art looks like a sleek Frank Gehry building youd “ nd in New York. Inside it brims with colorful multi-media works. Down the street, the Virginia Museum of Transportation highlights the citys connection with railroads. My favorite museum was the O. Winston Link, an assemblage of photographs by the masterful shooter who was Troop 110 with Scout Master Wayne Dealing has really been busy recently at Julington Creek Elementary School! They have created a colorful 27 feet long by 18 feet wide map of the United States. The project was led by Alex Leonard, a rising senior at Creekside, as part of his Eagle Scout requirements. Not only is this a colorful mural of the United States, but its also a great academic tool for the school. Troop members Ethan Klinger, Connor Dealing, Matthew Walsh, Patrick Walsh, Josh Danese, John Garner, Jerry Garner, Todd Leonard, Marisa Leonard, George Biastre and John Battan helped to complete the project. Pictured are Leonard along with Dian McLeods class on the last day of school.Ingrid Gri ns annual Papa Johns Typing Challenge was held on Thursday, May 31 and the results are in! Thirteen students quali“ ed for the typing “ nals by typing 35 wpm or higher with at least 85 percent accuracy. The top six “ nalists won a Papa Johns pizza and seven students beat Gri n winning a Tshirt too! Thank you to Papa Johns and TCBY for their support with the contest. The top “ nalists were: Victoria Lleventman, 59 wpm/98 percent accuracy; Simon DeRienzisl, 56 wpm/100 percent accuracy; Spencer Remington, 53 wpm/98 percent accuracy; Gracie Richburg, 53 wpm/100 percent accuracy; Naafay Fazli, 51 wpm/100 percent accuracy; and Christina Spencer, 51 wpm/96 percent accuracy.Virginias Blue Ridge a beautiful delightBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com JCE holds annual Beat Ms. Gri n Typing ChallengeŽ enamored with trains. His lighting techniques were decades ahead of current wireless ” ash systems and are must-see for photo enthusiasts and anyone reminiscent for railroadings glory days. A car trip along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway leads to outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping and “ shing. The overlooks are especially glorious in the fall and spring. Shimmering Smith Mountain Lake, a 20,000-acre body of water with 500 miles of shoreline, hosts numerous festivals, boat shows and “ shing tournaments. National Parks rarely disappoint travelers with their combined presence of history and outstanding natural settings. Franklin Countys Booker T. Washington National Monument is no exception. A “ rst rate introductory movie painlessly educates visitors about Overlooking the Roanoke Valley.the man and the rural setting, which includes farm animals, engages children. Bluegrass, country music and dance breathe from the hills and are an integral rib of the community. Explore the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail and hear performances in venues every day of the week. Check out the Blue Ridge Institute for authentic crafts, living history workshops, hands-on learning, and yes, displays on moonshining. If you have teens considering an out-of-state college, a trip to Virginia will introduce a plethora of “ ne choices. Driving from Jacksonville takes about nine to 10 hours, so is best split over two days; perhaps include a side trip to Charleston or Charlotte. Whatever the reason or the season, Virginias Blue Ridge are a national treasure. The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.com Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: July11 New: July 19 First Quarter: July 26 Full: August 2

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 27 Faith News www.RiverofLifeUMC.com Babylon will be held nightly at River of Life UMC, July 29 – Aug. 2. We will begin each evening at 6:15p.m. and end at 8:45p.m. Registration is done by visiting our website, www.rolumc.com. Follow the VBS link and sign up today! Participants must be 3 yrs old (by 3/1/12) through rising 8th grade. A fee of $15.00 per child/$30.00 family max will apply. Join us in our NEW building on Sundays at 9:30am! VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org St Francis In-The-FieldEpiscopal ChurchChristian Formation 8:45am (September May) Sunday Service 10:00amChildrens Chapel and Nursery Available895 Palm Valley Rd (1 mile east of US1)615-2130 “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 Sunday Morning 10 am @ Timberlin Creek Elementary School 555 Pine Tree Lane St. Augustine, FL 32092 904-535-5636 St Looking for a place to belong? We are looking for you. www.familylifefellowshipjax.com FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMISSIONISTRICTEPUBLICAN A Memorial Service for Robert BobŽ N. Keathley, 65, was held on Sunday, July 1 at 9:45 a.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church. Bob passed away suddenly Saturday, June 23, 2012. Bob was born in Tampa, Florida and has lived in St. Johns County since 2001. He was a veteran, serving three years in the United States Army and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a bachelor of science degree in 1971. He retired as vice president of Hydro Aluminum of North America … St. Augustine, formally VAW of America, in 2004. He was a member of Geneva Presbyterian Church. Bob is preceded in death by his father, Miles N. Keathley and is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna. In lieu of ” owers, please make donations to the Robert Keathley Memorial Fund at Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1755 State Road 13, St. Johns FL 32259. ObituaryBabylonŽ Vacation Bible School will be held nightly at River of Life UMC from July 29 through August 2 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Registration is online at www.rolumc.com beginning June 1. Participants must be three years old (by March 1, 2012 and fully potty trained) through rising eighth grade. A fee of $15 per child ($30 family maximum) will apply for the weeks event. River of Life UMC is located at 2600 Race Track Road in St. Johns. For additional information, please call 230-2955. St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church is o ering a parents Morning Out program for the 2012-2013 school year. If your child(ren) are between 12 months and four years old they can be enrolled in our program. The program runs on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The children are taught di erent prayers and bible verses and do this while having lots of fun. The goal of the program is to help develop and increase their Christian beliefs while giving parents a few children-free hours. The sta has been highly trained and many of them belong to St. Francis. Please consider having your little one(s) participate in what we believe is a great program. Please contact the church at 615-2130 for more information. River of Grace Christian invites you to join us at 6200 State Road 13 North in St. Johns County. We are located between the Shands Bridge and Pacettis Campground on State Road 13. Our Sunday morning begins with a teen Bible study at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Praise and Worship service at 10:00 a.m. We strive to live out our name and be a River of Grace to our community! We love the Lord Jesus and want to share His message of love and hope with everyone. Please come and worship with us soonƒwe would By nature, Im a perfectionist. I enjoy clean spaces, I do my best at every task Im given and I dont like to be interrupted whether Im talking, writing, cleaning or teaching. And God, in His in“ nite wisdom, gave me six very talkative, very busy children. Very funny, God. Let me tell you, the spotless house and never being interruptedŽ went out the door pretty early on. But my desire for those things is deeply entrenched. When I only get three words out before someone “ nishes my sentence or asks a totally unrelated question, I dont just get a little irritated. I feel annoyed. I feel angry. I hate to tell you this, but it gets much uglier. I would rather clear the clutter o the counter and put the Loving Family’ dollhouse in order than play dolls with my little loving family. In short, I am sel“ sh. I much prefer to accomplish my goals than to pour myself into loving my littles. I confess this to you for two reasons: one is to dispel the idea that moms of many are inherently patient. No, were really not. Patience is a daily challenge for me. Times six. But I am a strong believer that every cloud has a silver lining or to use Biblical terms, all things work for the good of those who love God.Ž How does having twice as many kids help me to Purposeful ParentingLoving your Littles By Allie Olsengrow in patience? I may learn patience a little quicker because I have twice as many chances to practice! The second reason for my confession is to encourage you! If I, a sel“ sh perfectionist, can learn to love my littles and all the messes that accompany them, anyone can! Ill share a few of my secrets to loving little angels (and monsters): Stop. Yes, stop whatever youre doing and give them your attention. Play, take a walk or read a book. Just do something together. Involve them in what youre doing. Sure, it takes twice as long to make dinner with help„ so start early and include a job the littles can help with. Mine love to make salads (I chop, they layer and toss), stir, wash veggies in the sink... be creative! Be interrupted. As often as you are able, be available when youre asked. Take not right nowŽ and in a minuteŽ out of your vocabulary! Tie the shoe, brush the dolls hair, look at the LEGO creation.Editors Note: Allie Olsen will be sharing more on Loving your Littles as it relates to homeschooling at the HERI convention Friday, July 13 at 4:30 p.m. (www.herijax.com). If you go, please say hello!Ž Your ad could be in the next issue! Call Linda Gay today! 287-4913LG@RTPublishinginc.com love to have you! Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group on July 16 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This support group is for parents and caregivers who have experienced the loss of a child. The event will take place at the Haven o ce located at 200 Southpark Boulevard, Suite 207 in St. Augustine. For more information, please contact the local o ce at 810-2377.(NewsUSA) For people with diabetes, taking a multivitamin every day can mean much more than a little protection against the common cold. Research is “ nding that multivitamins can be the “ rst line of defense against many di erent types of infections, including respiratory infections and in” uenza. Once a person with diabetes gets an infection, its much harder for them to get rid of it, and it can lead to dire consequences, even death,Ž says Registered and Certi“ ed DietitianNutritionist Debra Spector. Taking a special diabetes Got diabetes? Take your multivitamin multivitamin, usually found in the diabetes section of a drugstore, not the vitamin section, allows a diabetic person to be proactive with their health, and avoid nutrient de“ ciencies that can lead to problems. Because of the nature of the disease, its not uncommon for diabetics to experience nutrient de“ ciencies. Diabetes medications and frequent urination can lead to the loss of vital nutrients that protect the body. Since there are many health risks that can result from vitamin and mineral de“ ciencies, I encourage my diabetic patients to “ nd a multivitamin supplement with more potent levels of important nutrients to meet their needs,Ž says Spector. Learn more about Multibetic and other diabetic products at www.diabeticproducts.com.

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(ARA) Summer vacation gives children a break from schoolwork, but for many, their participation in sports will continue in warm weather months. Parents, coaches and players need to keep injury prevention in mind to ensure sports stay safe and fun throughout the summer. In a new survey commissioned by Safe Kids Worldwide and Johnson and Johnson, Coaching Our Kids to Fewer Injuries: A Report on Youth Sports Safety,Ž parents report one in three kids who play team sports sustain injuries severe enough to require medical attention. The reports “ ndings are particularly alarming because experts tell us more than half of these injuries are preventable,Ž says Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. There is a gap between what we as coaches and parents can do to keep our kids safe and what were actually doing. With some simple precautions, we can change these troubling statistics and keep our kids healthy and enjoying the bene“ ts of sports.Ž Safe Kids shares some advice for parents and coaches to help kids avoid injury while playing sports this summer: Before the game begins: € Give kids a break. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) say children should take a twoto three-month break from a speci“ c sport each year to prevent overuse, overtraining and burnout. Yet, the Safe Kids survey found that nine out of 10 parents underestimate the length of time kids should take o from a particular sport. If your child plays soccer from August through May, for instance, switch to a di erent sport over the summer. Not only will it give your young athletes body a break, your child may enjoy discovering a new activity. € If your child missed her pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) at the beginning of the school year, take this opportunity to have her checked out. A PPE can uncover underlying conditions and prevent potential medical emergencies. Not sure what the exam should entail? Go to www.safekids. org/sports for a printable copy of the form. € You probably know its important to stretch before Keep kids injury free while playing their favorite sports this summerphysical activity, but did you know you should begin with a 10 minute cardio warm up? A light run, jogging in place and some jumping jacks can help raise the heart rate gradually. Follow up with stretches that work all the major muscle groups, holding each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. € Make sure your child wears the appropriate safety and sports gear. All gear should “ t properly and be in good condition to help avoid minor and serious injuries. While in the “ eld or on the court: € The health impact of concussions on children is drawing attention across the country. The Safe Kids survey found that more than 50 percent of coaches believe there is an acceptable amount of head contact thats OK during play. The truth is, bumps, blows and hits to the head need to be taken seriously, and parents, coaches and players all need to take preventative steps, including learning about concussions and the policies for their state and/or sports league. Learn the signs and symptoms of concussions at www. safekids.org. € Four out of 10 parents underestimate the amount of water a typical child athlete needs per hour of play, according to the Safe Kids survey. Kids should drink 30 minutes before they start to play, and every 15 to 20 minutes during physical activity to avoid dehydration. € Rest is essential. In addition to taking one season away from any given sport every year, kids should get rest breaks during practices and games and take o at least one day from sports activities every week. € Consider attending a sports safety clinic. Safe Kids offers free Youth Sports Safety Clinics for parents and coaches that teach ways to keep young athletes healthy and injury free. Go to www. safekids.org to “ nd a clinic. Culturally, theres an attitude that injuries are a natural consequence of sports and that good athletes tough it out when they su er an injury,Ž says Carr. But that attitude is hurting our kids. By adopting some basic, proven practices, we can protect our kids and help them stay healthy and active in sports throughout their lives.Žwww.thecreekline.com (ARA) As the weather starts to warm, you cant help but stare at your backyard pool, anxious to begin a new season of memories with friends and family. No matter the season, pool safety should always be top of mind where children are concerned. With safety barriers or layers of protection in place between the home and the pool, you can experience the pleasures of backyard swimming pools and feel con“ dent that children, grandchildren Get your pool ready for safe family fun and visitors will be safeguarded from pool accidents. Its impossible to watch your children every second of every day. There are times when a parent or caregiver is distracted by answering the phone or door, household tasks or checking email. Unfortunately, accidents tend to happen very quickly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the second leading cause of ac-Get your pool ready cont. on pg. 31

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 29 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 If you have a home to sell„whether your mortgage is underwater or paid off„let us show you how much of a difference our experience can make. The team at Davidson Realty has been selling homes in Northeast Floridas neighborhoods for years, through good markets and bad. Today, we have more than 30 full-time agents and a comprehensive support staff ready to put that same experience to work for you. 904-940-5000 | DavidsonRealtyInc.comTRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS.Ž EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCEEXPERIENCE CAN MAKE. The Florida Department of Health (DOH)/St. Johns County Health Department reminds Floridians and visitors to take simple preventive measures to protect against contracting mosquito-borne illnesses. The mosquito population grows in the summer which coincides with the time of year many residents and visitors are outdoors enjoying Floridas natural landscape. Floridians can take simple steps to combat mosquitoes and prevent mosquitoborne illness. Mosquito populations are likely to increase after recent rains,Ž said Dawn Allicock, M.D., M.P.H., director of the St. Johns County Health Department. Its important that Floridians and visitors are informed that the risk of mosquito-borne disease is minimized by implementing precautions.Ž DOH encourages three basic precautions to help limit mosquito bites and exposure to mosquito-borne illness: € Drain any standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. € Cover skin with clothing or repellent. € Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your residence. If outdoors at dusk or dawn, be cautious as mosquitoes are most active during these times. Floridians who are traveling internationally need to remember to use mosquito repellant to avoid mosquito bites, as communicable diseases often return to the United States after traveling abroad. DOH continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, malaria and dengue. Symptoms of mosquitoborne illnesses may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and confusion. It can take two to 14 days to become sick after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Anyone suspecting they are sick should contact their physician immediately. For more information on mosquito-borne illnesses, visit DOHs Environmental Health website at www.doh.state.” .us/ Environment/medicine/arboviral/index.html.Mosquitoes usher in summer with a sting Congratulations to the CBC Riverhawks Red who won the Grand Slam World Series 10U. The team went 6-0 in the tournament, defeating the two-time defending champions 15 to 7 in the “ nal game. The tournament was held in Panama City Beach from June 27 through July 1, 2012. The team is coached by head coach James Castle and coaches Clay Perry, Mark Falor and Sean Petlick. Pictured are Mario Genovese, Jake Petlick, Jacob Toenjes, Zack Mercer, Layton Perry, James Stanton, Antonio Colon, Blake Falor, Sebastian Moore, Jack Hodges and Mark Castle.Grand Slam World Series 10U Winners!The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the University of Florida IFAS Extension O ce will be organizing a GI-BMP class on July 13 at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, located at 505 Guana River Road in Ponte Vedra Beach. The GIBMP training was designed to provide landscaping professionals with knowledge, skills and Florida-Friendly Best Management Practices class o eredtools to minimize the impacts of nonpoint sources of pollution related to their business practices. This class is a requirement to be able to conduct commercial landscaping in various municipalities. It is also a prerequisite to obtain the new DACS Limited Certi“ cate for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer Application (LCUFAC), which all commercial fertilizer applicators must have by January 1, 2014. St. Johns County already passed a fertilizer ordinance requiring all commercial fertilizer applicators to obtain the GI-BMP certi“ cate. Attendees will receive GIBMP manuals, a certi“ cate of completion and up to four CEUs for pesticide licensees. For registration and more information about this class, please contact Claudia McLeroy at 209-0430 ext. 4778 or claudia.mcleroy@dep.state.” .us. Happy Summerfrom your friends at The CreekLine! Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism? Then WE are looking for YOU!The CreekLine is seeking ve student writers for paid positions to report this school year on BTHS school sports ( BTHS Sports Roundup ), BTHS general school news ( BTHS Happenings ), Nease general school news ( Nease Happenings ), Creekside school sports (CHS Sports Roundup) and Creekside general school news (CHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email us today! editor@thecreekline.comStudent Writers Needed!

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Page 30, The CreekLine • July 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Creeks Athletic AssociationMore info or to register online: 4th Annual Golf Tournament Friday, August 3 4th Annual Kickoff Party Saturday, August 4 4-8:00pm Fruit Cove Baptist ChurchRegister and pay online at: www.fruitcove.com/sports.phpUPWARD FLAG FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADINGGRADES 1 … 8 CO-ED LEAGUES $60 IF PAID BY JULY 23RD, $80 AFTER JULY 23RD SIGN UP NOW FOR Evaluation/Orientation Dates Aug. 2, 4, or 7 (attend one)Practices begin September 4, 2012 Games begin September 29, 2012 Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Full service care of women including: Annual Exams Endometrial Ablation No-incision Tubal Ligation In-office Surgery Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Robotic Surgery Urinary IncontinenceComplete Obstetric Care, including High Risk PregnancyMenopausal Care Baptist Division 1Dr. Wade Barnes Dr. W. David Boyd Dr. Lindsay DeNicola Foutz Dr. Caron D. Gutovitz Dr. Catherine J. McIntyre Dr. Neil Sager Dr. Mary Ellen Wechter Joette Anderson A.R.N.P. Lisa Rhoad, A.R.N.P. Reagan Thomas, A.R.N.P.904-399-4862 12110 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32223 836 Prudential Drive, Suite 1202 Jacksonville, FL 32207 The Boy Scouts of Troop 280 have had another busy month. In addition to preparing for summer camp, they recently had a ” ag retirement ceremony as well as their most recent Court of Honor Ceremony, honoring the young troops “ rst Eagle Scout. The Boy Scouts of Troop 280 held a ” ag retirement ceremony on June 4, 2012 during their normal troop meeting. A ” ag retirement ceremony is held to promote American heritage and to provide a community service by incinerating older, worn United States ” ags in a respectable manner. The troops ceremony was led by and conducted by the scouts themselves. The ” ags were prepared for incineration by being cut methodically into pieces, while preserving the blue “ eld of stars, to symbolize the importance of not breaking the unity of the union. After June News from Troop 280By Contributing Writer Lisa Leavins Troop 280 celebrates rst Eagle Scout, Dylan Olsonthe pieces were separated, they were incinerated during this approximately one-hour ceremony. Flags were sent to the troop from various locations to have the ” ags respectfully retired. This is an annual event for the troop, depending on the need for retirement of torn and tattered ” ags. The boys also held their most recent Court of Honor on June 11, 2012. During this ceremony, there were many advancements in rank awarded and well as numerous merit badges earned. Troop 280 also welcomed their “ rst recipient of the Eagle Award, Dylan Olson, who recently graduated from Creekside High School. Olson has been in scouts for many years, from his time in Cub Scouts to his culmination of all the hard work it takes to earn his Eagle Scout award. This includes more campouts than he can probably remember, summer camps, service projects and helping the younger scouts advance through the ranks. Olson recruited friends, scouts and adult leaders to help complete a compost bin for Durbin Creek Elementary School earlier this year for his Eagle Project. During his award ceremony recently, he graciously thanked all those who had contributed to supporting his journey to Eagle Scout. His parents, Chris and Bonnie Olson, as well as family and friends were also present for this celebration. During his time in Boy Scouts with the troop, he has served as both Troop Guide and Quartermaster. We wish him well in all future endeavors. The gentlemen of Troop 280 are also approaching a fantastic goal of sorts. Prior to leaving for summer camp this month, the boys are expected to surpass their 2000th night camping, including scouts and adult leaders, since the inception of the troop less than four years ago. That coincides with serving around 900 hours in community service projects to date. With summer o cially upon us and as temperatures soar, Dawn Allicock, M.D., M.P.H., director and health o cer of the St. Johns County Health Department, reminds everyone to take precautions against dehydration and heat exhaustion. Signs of dehydration include thirst, weakness, nausea, muscle cramps, feeling dizzy and light headed, decreased urine levels and/or urine that has a strong odor or is darker than normal, tiredness, sluggishness, irritability and headaches. All, some or none of these signs may be present, so the best way to avoid dehydration is to monitor water or ” uid intake and modify activity or reduce the length of activity according to weather conditions. Dont wait for the dry mouth, ” ushed skin, headaches, lightheadedness or fatigue. You can prevent dehydration by drinking ” uids throughout the day,Ž said Allicock. Avoid becoming dehydrated by staying out of the direct sun, wearing light colored, loose “ tting clothing, limiting physical activity and using fans when available.Ž If you suspect you are be-Health Department cautions about dehydration and heat exhaustion coming dehydrated, get to a cool or shady area and sip cool water or ” uids. If your condition does not improve, seek medical attention immediately. To avoid becoming dehydrated, it is important to drink plenty of ” uids, especially water, even if you dont feel thirsty. This is particularly true on days when temperatures reach 90 degrees and higher. Depending upon your physical activity and heat exposure during hot weather, its a good idea to drink more water. Persons who have medical conditions such as kidney and heart disease, who require a ” uid restricted diet or who have problems with ” uid retention should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of ” uids. Babies from birth to six months: Healthy infants normally do not need extra water. On a hot day, a small amount of water may be needed, but check with your physician on how much to give. Babies from six to 12 months: Breast or formula-fed babies that are receiving solid foods should also be receiving water. Children 12 months and older: Should be reminded to drink ” uids, preferably water throughout the day. They should be encouraged to drink more on hot days. Adults: Should drink ” uids, preferably water, throughout the day. When exposed to temperatures reaching 90 degrees and higher, depending on physical activity level and heat exposure, adults should drink even more water. Heat exhaustion is a form of heat-related illness that can develop after exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of ” uids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, people with high blood pressure and people working or exercising in a hot environment. Warning signs of heat exhaustion vary, but may include the following: € Heavy sweating € Paleness € Muscle cramps € Weakness € Dizziness € Headache € Nausea or vomiting € Fainting € Skin May be cool and moist € Pulse rate Fast and weak € Breathing Fast and shallow If heat exhaustion is untreated, it may progress to heat stroke. Seek medical attention immediately if symptoms are severe, or the victim has heart problems or high blood pressure. Otherwise, help the victim to cool o and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or last longer than one hour. If heat exhaustion is suspected, cooling measures that may be e ective include the following: € Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages, as directed by your physician € Rest in an air-conditioned environment € Take a cool shower, bath or sponge bath € Wear lightweight clothing € Prevent sun burn (which damages the skins ability to dissipate heat) by wearing sunscreen of 30 SPF. For further information, please contact the St. Johns County Health Department at 825-5055 or visit www.stjohnschd.org. International Affairs Discussion Group and Book Club Tues, July 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 Relations. A reading list of suggested books and articles will be available in time to prepare for the discussions. The topic for this month’s discussion: A Foreign Policy for the United States.

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Page 32, The CreekLine • July 2012 • www.thecreekline.com For Appointment Call904-230-0080 NEW LOCATION! 485 State Road 13Suite 3 (Next to Burger King) Dr. Thomas Lahmannwww.julingtoncreekchiro.com Is Back or Neck Pain Impacting Your Life? Dr. Thomas Lahmann Chiropractic PhysicianHumana Beech Street A Proud Participating Provider for Aetna and Blue Cross / Blue Shield United Insurance Plans Accepts All Auto Insurance Julington Creek Chiropractic & Wellness Center P.A.SpineMedTM Spinal Disc DecompressionA Safe and Pain-Free Procedure Designed for Back & Neck pain Non-Surgical, Drug Free Procedures for: Call Tim ( 904 ) 599-5250 LAWN & LANDSCAPING NO CONTRACT REQUIRED!/On-Call ServiceLawn Maintenance Package Includes: Precision Mowing, Edging Foliage Trimming Fertilizing Free Estimates References Available Licensed & Insuredgreenfxlawn@yahoo.com Its time to kick-o Bike MS season with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapters o cial Kick-O Ride, to be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at TPC Sawgrass. Every year, more than 500 cyclists gather with their teams to dust o their bicycles and kick into training for Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore. This year, the 26th annual Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore ride, the societys largest fundraiser, will take place September 29-30, 2012. The KickO Ride is the perfect time and place to begin training for the 150-mile Bike MS ride. All cyclists 12 years old Cyclists to train at kick-o ride for Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shoreand over are welcome to challenge themselves at the Kick-O Ride, where they can choose to ride the 25 or 45mile route for a $5 donation bene“ ting the society. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the ride at 7:30 a.m. at TPC Sawgrass. Snacks, water and sports drinks will be provided by the society. Cyclists and volunteers can register for the ride at http:// bike” n.nationalmssociety.org/ or by calling the North Florida Chapter at (904) 332-6810 or by emailing ” oridaevents@ nmss.org. Please call the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter at 332-6810 for more information about the Kick-O Ride.About the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter: The National MS Society, North Florida Chapter offers programs and services year-round to the18,000 individuals affected by MS in North Florida. Funds raised by annual events such as MuckRuckus MS, Walk MS and Bike MS contribute to the Societys programs and services and cutting-edge MS research. To “ nd out more about the North Florida Chapter visit nationalMSsociety. org/FLN. About Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central Last years mild winter accompanied with little or no rain had the makings for an outstanding summer of “ shing. With salinity levels already extremely high, this springs “ shing for weak“ sh, reds, trout and ” ounder was ahead of schedule. From downtown Jacksonville to Orange Park many of the “ sh being caught were species you would expect to be caught closer to Mayport than the Buckman Bridge. Whiting and blue“ sh which usually inhabit beaches and bays were biting the baits meant for weak“ sh. Dolphins were chasing bait at Doctors Lake and tripletail was spotted around crab buoys. It was really beginning to look like this was going to be a memorable summer of “ shing. Then came the rain. What makes our area of the St. Johns unique to other areas of the river is the salinity of the water. The o cial dividing line of the St. Johns River from freshwater to saltwater is the Main Street Bridge downtown. In reality, from downtown Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs the rivers water is usually brackish. Rainfall amounts here and as far south as Brevard County can greatly determine the location of the rivers brackish water by dozens of miles north or south. Heavy rains in early June were much needed for our drought stricken area. Area lakes and ponds were replenished and dying lawns were revived. It looked like we had dodged a bullet, as too much rain at one time could have been devastating to the salt levels needed for our summer time “ shing and shrimping. Captain Davids Monthly Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaWe were fortunate most of the heavy rains did not fall further south causing a ” ushing e ect of the river. The salinity was reduced sending those beach and bay “ sh back to where they came from, but “ shing remained good. Unfortunately a few weeks later we were hit again with heavier and more widespread rain. The additional June rains have diluted the amount of salt in the river once again leaving us with uncertain “ shing and shrimping conditions. However, the rains could have been just what the river needed, correct-nervous system, interrupts the ” ow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and speci“ c symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the United States and over 2.1 million worldwide.ing the extreme intrusion of saltwater and pushing back the boundaries of brackish water further north. Time will tell over the next few weeks, but its possible we may still have good “ shing ahead and dodged a bullet after all. Fishing Report: Look for croakers and weak“ sh at your favorite hole. Lots of bream in neighborhood ponds. Get your shrimp nets ready as shrimping should begin to warm up towards the end of the month. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. 1. Stay alert: Expect anything to occur when entering a work zone. 2. Pay close attention: Signs and work zone aggers save lives. 3. Turn on your headlights: Workers and other motorists must see you. 4. Don’t tailgate: Unexpected stops frequently occur in work zones. 5. Don’t speed: Note the posted speed limits in and around the work zone. 6. Keep up with traf c ow: Dedicate your full attention to the roadway and those traveling around you. 7. Don’t change lanes in the work zone: The time saved just isn't worth the chance. 8. Minimize distractions: Avoid changing radio stations and using cellular phones while driving in the work zone. 9. Expect the unexpected: Keep an eye out for workers and their equipment.10. Be patient: Remember, the work zone crew members are working to improve your ride.Highway Work Zone Safety Tips from the FDOT The CreekLineNow delivered to 32259 32092* 32095* Don’t miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 24,000 addresses!*selected routesCall Today!886-4919LG@rtpublishinginc.com Friends of the LibraryBOOK SALESat. July 14 9:30 AM Noon Bartram Trail Branch Library

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 33 Oil Change & Rotation $19.99 $20 Off All Alignments $30 Off any Brake Job08-05-12 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! Dog Obedience Training 287-3934 www.marienhofkennels.comGerman Shepherd Puppies Born June 1st Marienhof Kennels Julington Creek Plantation presentsƒ Public is Welcome! For more info or to register, see www.jcpcdd.org Team Caution, boys U 11 players from St. Johns County, won the Coerver Cup held at Ringhaver Park in Jacksonville. The team went undefeated in pool play and then headed into the championship match against the second place team. In the championship match, the team won by the score of 2 0. Coaches Bob McSwigan, Jim Dwyer and David Wolf did Team Caution: Matthew Wolf, Zack Hiler, Brandon McSwigan, Brandon Marchand, Jack Leonard, Jimmy Dwyer, River Guthrie, Jackson Brennan and Coaches David Wolf, Jim Dwyer and Bob McSwiganTeam Caution wins Coerver Cup a great job working with the boys on the “ eld and o the “ eld during the game and during breaks. The boys received a lot of positive feedback. In addition, the boys also received coaching and tips as to ball handling, passing, team play and individual skills. It was clear that the boys played well together as a team. Some of the best plays and goals of the day resulted from a number of passes and connections between the boys. The boys were very excited about being crowned champs. It was truly a fun day for each and every player as well as the parents. Go Team Caution!Flotilla 14-7 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary has announced its public boating course schedule for the remainder of 2012. All courses are o ered at the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College, located at 2900 College Drive (o State Road 16) in St. Augustine. About Boating Safely … This beginner boating class will give the participant the knowledge needed to obtain The Florida Boaters Card. Many boat insurance companies will o er discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course. Topics include: Introduction to Boating; Boating Law; Coast Guard Auxiliary hosts boating coursesBy Contributing Writer Bob Schultz, Flotilla 14-7 Public Affairs Of cerBoat Safety Equipment; Safe Boating; Navigation Aids; Boating Problems; Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat; Water-skiing and River Boating. The eighthour course will be given on September 8 and November 3, 2012. How to Read a Nautical Chart … This four-hour course will provide the student with the knowledge to interpret the nautical charts contents in order to navigate safely to their destination and return to port. Text and training chart are included. This course will be given on August 4. Students must register prior to the classes by contacting Vic Aquino at 460-0243. 209-6190I Need a Home! All adoptions are $60, which includes neutering/spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between County Road 210 and International Golf Parkway. The hours are 8:004:30 Monday through Friday and 9:00-12:30 on the last Saturday of each month. My name is Kai; I am a 6 month old Boston terrier mix. I am current on all my vaccines but still need to be neutered. I am an inside dog, housetrained and crate trained. I get along great with other animals and children. I know simple commands and still very much a puppy. got news?editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 34, The CreekLine • July 2012 • www.thecreekline.com 904-262-SWIM Located next to Ace Hardware (Behind Sonny’s) We are a locally owned and operated company that is licensed, bonded, and insured. We have over 19 years of combined experience and unlike other companies in the area our owners are not only actively involved with the day to day operations but also work in the “eld running our calls on a daily basis. If you call us for your comfort needs the chances are that the technician that responds will be one of our owners. $300.00 off any Trane system that is purchased and installed through us during the summer and up until September 1st AND free service calls with a repair on all systems!!The services that we offer are: air conditioning systems systems 1st Choice Heating & Air ConditioningMaking Julington Creek’s Comfort Our First Priority 904-288-6955 “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. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all the W ate r T reatmen t C ompany Jacksonvill e h as trusted f or over 2 2 0 Years. S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. The Creeks Clash COE U10 White team competed in the Nike Cup Tournament held May 19-20. The team beat South Orland SC 5-1 and Florida Rush 3-1 on Saturday. On Sunday the team beat Ponte Vedra PVSC Dev Club 4-1 to advance to the Championship Game against Clermont FC. The Creek Clash COE U10 White team placed second in the tournament. The team played four excellent matches. Pictured are Donny Steinmetz, Charlie Swain, Francisco Veray, Joseph Tucker. Back Row Chuck Swain, Blake Mack, Brian Seaman, Parker Brennan, Dean Jamsheedy, Luke Wentzel, Joe Seaman. Missing is Jake Paget. Local High School lacrosse players from Creekside High School and The Bolles School participated in the recent Bartram Trail Relay for Life event. Members of Creeks Lax Battles CancerŽ raised funds by selling over 60 pairs of their personal custom designed 2012 Relay shorts. Team members include Chris Stern, Ryan Jennis, Matt Garcia, Gian Noto, Sebastian Lara, Anthony Young, Kevin McKernan, Matt Jorgensen, Nick Eccher and Kat Deasey. Not pictured are Michael Haueissen and Alex Lary.Despite Beryl coming early to northeast Florida we are still in drought, unlikely as it may seem. We have also experienced very heavy summer rains, but these cannot necessarily be relied upon to solve the problem. For up-to-date information check out http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_state.htm?FL,SE Temperatures have been soaring into the 90s and we have the perennial chore of keeping our turf green and warding o bugs and diseases at the same time. It all comes down to monitoring and adjusting our tactics accordingly. If you dont over water, do watch out for pests and diseases and dont use nitrogen fertilizer until fall, you stand a better chance of succeeding. In the heat we should really take our time. Work in the cooler hours to hand-pull weeds, and dead-head ” owers to promote more blooms. Limit pruning to tidying up over-zealous shrubbery and any storm damage. Cruise the vegetable patch GardeningSummer time … and the livin should be easyBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASto “ nd insect pests; they always seem to build up in numbers as the summer progresses. Carry a small container of soapy water and just drop them in; no need to spray anything, unless they are completely out of control. Insecticidal soap sprays are the least toxic solution, but check the label. When temperatures are higher than 85 degrees, you may damage your plants. If small caterpillars are a big problem, try BT, which will only a ect caterpillars. Pest control products containing spinosad are e ective against a wider range of insects, including large caterpillars, but need to be used very carefully to avoid harming bees. Read all product labels carefully so you and your family stay safe and you only target the pests, not the bene“ cial insects that are so helpful in the garden. Although containerized plants can be transplanted almost all year round, it will be easier on them and you if you can wait until the cooler months. If you have a gap that must be “ lled, why not do so with a plant in a beautiful pot? Admittedly it will have to be watered along with other potted plants, but as long as its not root-bound it should be perfectly “ ne. You can take your time to decide whether or not it really belongs in the chosen spot. After the spring migration Ive been delighted to see the resident birds new families. With many mature trees in our neighborhood they are not wanting for shelter and nesting places. If you live in a newer property perhaps the birds arent so lucky. If you provide shrubs for shelter, a simple bird bath and feeding station, and maybe a nesting box, they could turn out to be a boon, eating mosquitoes before they eat you and helping out in the kitchen garden by picking o caterpillars. If you intend to make over your yard or ” ower bed, use the summer to plan. Seed catalogues make great browsing material. Kick back, read something inspiring and dream for a while. Lacrosse supports Relay editor@thecreekline.comThe CreekLine is seeking ve student writers for paid positions to report this school year on BTHS school sports ( BTHS Sports Roundup ), BTHS general school news ( BTHS Happenings ), Nease general school news ( Nease Happenings ), Creekside school sports (CHS Sports Roundup) and Creekside general school news (CHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email today!Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism?Student Writers Needed!WE are looking for YOU!Creeks Clash are runners up!Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 35 JACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITYYOUR ULTIMATE LIFESTYLEFamily, Fun & NatureDurbin Crossing hits a homerun with everything your family could want including amazing ball fields and parks within walking distance, two elaborate amenity centers, pools, tennis, sports courts, large nature preserves, a village center, top rated new schools nearby and stunning model homes from eight excellent builders. DURBINCROSSING.COM Hits a Advantage Home Builders www.advantagehomebuilders.net Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. Ware Homes www.monarchhomesnfl.com Holder Johnson Homes www.myhjhome.com Mattamy Homes www.mattamyhomes.com Providence Homes www.myprovidencehome.com Richmond American Homes www.richmondamerican.com 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 On May 18, 2012 Creekside High School held the second annual Running of the Knights 5k and Fun Run. Creeksides athletic department, booster club and band worked together to ensure the events success. This years race hosted approximately 400 5k runners and nearly 50 fun runners. A new category was also added to this years race. The Centipede category was made of up teams of “ ve or more participants who dressed in costume and ran the 5k attached to each other. Teams were judged in several categories including most creative costume and largest team. Finishing in “ rst place for the 5k was Creeksides own Jimmy Clark. Race results can be viewed at www.jacksonvillerunningcompany.com. Photos from the event can be viewed online at www.daniellewalkerphotography.com. Proceeds from Running of the Knights will be used for athletic/band “ eld renovations, gymnasium ” oor re“ nishing and swim team rental facility supplement. This years event raised approximately $18,000. Jacksonville Running Company was the events Grand Creekside High School holds Running of the KnightsBy Contributing Writer Kerri MurphySponsor and assisted with event management. Creekside would also like to thank the following sponsors for their “ nancial support: Memorial Hospital, Law O ces of Anne Marie Gennusa, Law O ces of James A. Kowalski, Occupational and Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Jackson Tan, Law O ces of Beller and Bustamante, SAT PREP (Ralf Ingwersen), Tu ys Auto (Julington Creek), State Farm Tim Murphy Agency, The Center for Health and Sports Management Dr. Ross Osborn, Metro Diner, Pinnacle Physical Therapy, Fun and Fit (Maria Petow). The following businesses donated their time, services and talent: Crown Trophy, Panera Bread (The Shoppes at Bartram Park), The UPS Store (Julington Village), Sonnys BBQ, Publix, Tijuana Flats (The Shoppes at Bartram Park), TCBY (The Shoppes at Bartram Park), Strategic Flag and Banner, Danielle Walker Photography, AEM Entertainment, Tropical Smoothie (Bartram Park), Great Clips, Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Laura VanCleave Graphic Design, Panache, Brickstone Pizza, Evans Rowing, The Ice-Hut, Silpada (Patty Ottenstein), Arbonne Intl (Stacy Brown), Bowtique Bayby (Jaime Terry), Steve the Artist Caricatures, United States Marines, United States Army, CKABC Apparel, Bruccis Pizza, Personal Running Solutions, Kara Frazier, Wearworks and Starbucks. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this fun community event! The 14U Riverhawks have been invited to play in the Elite 32 World Series, being held at Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. Thirty-two of the top teams from the country (including Canada and Puerto Rico) will play in this week long tournament to be held July 14 through July 20. In order to qualify, the Riverhawks placed third of 32 teams in the Super National Invitational Tournament held in Atlanta last month. Teams from seven di erent states competed in the Super NIT in order to earn a berth to Orlando. Earlier this year, the Riverhawks also won the Summer Slam held in Savannah, Georgia. They completed against 28 teams in the North Florida/ Georgia region. The 14U RiverhawksRiverhawks qualify for World SeriesBy Contributing Writer Donna NuckolsCongratulations to Justin Roy, Kyle Nuckols, Tyler Wills, Ron Boyce, Blake Morgan, Carter Welsh, Brandon Bonsiero, Tyler Waters, Trey Seabrooke, Heath Wiseman, Ryan Kuramoto, Wade Ledford and Coach Jaager Good. Good luck in Orlando! The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.comA message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...Beginning with the return to Daylight Savings Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week:• Homes with odd number addresses: Wednesday/ Saturday • Homes with even number addresses: Thursday/ SundayWater only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com

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The CreekLine’s Primary Election Guide 2012

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Page 2, The CreekLine • July 2012 Primary Election Guide • www.thecreekline.com The CreekLine’s Primary Election Guide 2012 Promises Made H Promises Kept! COUNTY BUDGET: Practicing Fiscal Responsibility, reduced the county budget by $158 million per year. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Continuing to expand on the 8 new commercial businesses established to create new jobs. SBDC (Small Business Development Center): Initiated a contract with a SBA to open a full time of“ce which resulted in 44 new small businesses and hundreds of jobs. TDC REORGANIZATION: Updated the tourist development council plan to more effectively promote tourist-related activities and functions to enhance economic activity and increase annual revenues by $1.5 Million with no additional cost to taxpayers. HEALTHIEST COUNTY: Worked on the health improvem ent council, health dept. and other agencies to attain recognition of having the healthiest county in the state. RECREATION/SPORTS: Continuing to be a supporter and advocate for youth and adult recreation and sports programs. Contact Ken at (904) 461-4536 or Visit: WWW.VOTEKENBRYAN.COMPolitical Advertisement paid for and approved by Ken Brya n, Republican for St. Johns County Commission, District 5 Voting is one of our most basic rights in our democratic society. The CreekLine encourages all readers and citizens to be informed and involved voters in the upcoming elections. Following is some basic information about voting in St. Johns County:How and where to register to vote:To register to vote in St. Johns County, you must be a United States citizen, be a legal resident of St. Johns County, be 18 years old (you may pre-register if you are 17), not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated, with respect to voting in Florida or any other state, not have been convicted of a felony in Florida or any other state without your civil rights having been restored and not claim the right to vote in another county or state. You may apply for voter registration by submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application Form to your Supervisor of Elections o ce. You may also call the Supervisor of Elections o ce at 823-2238 for an application to be mailed to you or for the location of a registration site convenient to you. When to register to vote: You can apply to register to vote at any time. There is not length of residency requirement in the State of Florida. However, registration books close 29 What you need to know about voting in St. Johns Countydays before each election. You must be registered for at least 29 days before you can vote in an election.Election dates :The 2010 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. (Voter registration deadline is July 16, 2012 for the Primary Election.) The 2008 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Voter registration deadline is October 9, 2012 for the General Election.) Party a liation: You may register in any political party of your choice or register with no party af“ liation. Florida is a closed primary state. This means that in a primary, voters are limited to choosing candidates of their own party; Democrats vote for Democrats, Republicans vote for Republicans and voters registered with other parties may vote only on issues and nonpartisan candidates, such as judges and referenda questions. A 1998 amendment to the Florida Constitution states, in part, that if all candidates for an o ce have the same party a liation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election, all quali“ ed voters, regardless of party a liation, may vote in the primary election for that o ce. This is called a Universal Primary.Ž Regardless of party a liation, a voter may vote for any candidate in a General Election. Municipal, Judicial and School Board elections are non-partisan in St. Johns County.Absentee voting:Absentee voting is a service o ered by the Supervisor of Elections for registered voters who wish to vote in the comfort of their homes or those who may be away from St. Johns County. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed is 5:00 p.m. on the sixth day prior to each election. Any quali“ ed, registered St. Johns County voter may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots may be requested in person, by telephone, by fax, by mail, by email or through our website. When requesting an absentee ballot, you must provide the following information: name, St. Johns County residence address, date of birth, location to send ballot, telephone number and signature (written requests only). All voted ballots must be in the Supervisor of Elections O ce by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Voted absentee ballots cannot be turned in at the polls. Polling locations: Your voter identi“ cation card shows the precinct, polling place and voting district for your address. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you move within the county, you must vote in your new precinct. Florida law requires voters to provide both picture and signature identi“ cation prior to voting in person. Take some form of identi“ cation bearing your signature and photo, such as a Florida drivers license or United States passport, to the polling place with you. If you do not have proper identi“ cation, you must vote a provisional ballot. Voting system: The DS200 Digital scan tabulators are the foundation of the St. Johns County voting system. Each voter will receive a paper ballot, mark the ballot by completing an oval next to the voters choice, and then place it into the DS200 for immediate tabulation. Voters are alerted of improperly marked ballots and provided an opportunity to review their ballot and obtain a replacement when necessary. The ADA iVotronic touch screen tabulators (DREs) are provided to allow voters with disabilities to vote independently. An ADA iVotronic device is provided at each precinct on Election Day and each Early Voting Site. An audio feature is available for persons who are blind or visually impaired. For more information about voting, please visit the St. Johns Countys Supervisor of Elections website at www. votesjc.com. The CreekLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote! There is still time!H H H H H H H H H H H e August Issue of e CreekLine will be in circulation the week of Monday, August 6 . just in time for the August 14th Primary Election. Candidates, dont miss this chance to get your message out to Northwest St. Johns County voters! H H H H H H H H H H H Contact Linda Gay TODAY at 287-4913 or lg@rtpublishinginc.com H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H O O D D A A Y Y a t t

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 Primary Election Guide • The CreekLine Page 3 The CreekLine’s Primary Election Guide 2012 RICHARDCLARK.ORGREPUBLICAN CONGRESS Election Day August 14 District 6 Anyone running for of“ce can call himself or herself a conservative. Its something else to be tested and pass that test! Im proud to be the candidate in this race who has stood up to politicians -even those in my own party -even when they wanted to raise taxes, increases fees and grow government. I said NO!!Ž I hope the voters will look hard at the candidates and see the difference between those who say they willŽ and those who have proven they willŽ stand for the principles of low taxes, small government and more individual freedoms.Ž Richard@RichardClark.org „ Send donations to: 832-16 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl 32082 1452 North U.S. Hwy 1, Suite 101, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 Paid for by Richard Clark for Congress In advance of the primary election to be held on August 14, 2012, The CreekLine invited each of the candidates for St. Johns County Commission Districts 1, 3 and 5, State Attorney Circuit 7, State Representative District 17 and United States Representative District 6 to submit a statement for this special election section. The CreekLine o ered this opportunity to all candidates for these Primary Election races as a community service; no purchase of advertising was required. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement could not exceed 250 words. No editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety, as submitted by the candidate.Brian Iannucci, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 1Having grown up in St. Johns County and now raising a family here, Brian Iannucci has seen “ rsthand that this is the best place to live, work and play in America. However, over the past few years it has become evident that St. Johns County is facing a number of challenges. Now, more than ever, St. Johns County needs strong leadership to shape its future. Brian is a small business owner and a business professor that understands the economic challenges that our county is facing. Brian is running because he understands that now is not the time to be increasing taxes and, unlike the current county commission who voted unanimously to raise your taxes, Brian has committed to not raising taxes and fees! Brian knows that its time to bring jobs and businesses to our community. By making St. Johns County more welcoming to businesses Brian knows that we can bring opportunities and increase the quality of life for the our citizens. This is a winwin for all and, most of all, will keep sales tax revenue here in St. Johns County as opposed to another county. Finally, Brian believes in open and honest communication and wants your opinions, ideas and thoughts. If it is important enough for you to call at 2 a.m. Brian is ready to listen. For more information about Brian and to read his Ten Step Plan for a Better St. Johns County, visit www.electbriani. com.Cyndi Stevenson, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 1As a CPA with over 20 years experience with large and small businesses, I am uniquely quali“ ed to serve as your District 1 Commissioner during this time of challenge and opportunity. I will continue to make sure St. Johns County remains the best place to live, visit and raise a family and focus on bringing jobs, shopping and services to our communities through a strong partnership with the Chamber, State, Airport and IDA. I will continue to focus on keeping the cost of government down and services at an appropriate level. St. Johns County is business ready; we have slashed impact fees for businesses by 50 percent and streamlined local permitting. We have seen expansion in our manufacturing base including a new manufacturing business 2G Cenergy and commercial permits have doubled. I opposed the biggest tax increase in St. Johns Countys history and we now operate at 2006 levels. We have seen a 20 percent reduction in property taxes and a 30 percent increase in population and in” ation. The County has been able to maintain most services through this downturn while completing a court house expansion and implementing a long neglected emergency communication upgrade to keep our citizens, visitors and “ rst responders safe. We continue to be one of the fastest growing counties in the State and a community of choice. We have sharpened our focus to help small business, agriculture and tourism grow and prosper. This is not about Washington DC, this is about Home. Visit www.Vote4Cyndi.com.John R. Ruggeri, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 3John Ruggeri a local, reputable name that you can build on.Ž Having grown up in the city of St. Augustine, as well as residing here for over 37 years is a testament as to what he considers our special place we call home here in St. Johns County. As a graduate of St. Josephs Academy, Florida Community College and having worked in the family business, Ruggeri Construction, John gained a wealth of experience and a strong work ethic. Johns education combined with his area knowledge, local involvement, unparalleled integrity and fundamental understanding of community issues makes him an ideal leader. John understands what it takes to get the job done by utilizing his perspective, ability to identify issues and wise decision making to “ nd solutions on “ nance with a bene“ cial outcome. Johns sense of familyŽ is exempli“ ed by his marriage to his wife, Manu of over 21 years and as a father to their two beautiful children, Julianna, 19 and Jesse, 12. He and his family appreciate the natural beauty of St. Johns County, especially the St. Augustine area and embrace it on their 20 acre farmstead. Johns community involvement includes: Homeless Coalition Advisory Board, Builders Council Board for 16 years and the Advisory Board Member at Calvary Assembly of God for 17 years. John believes that the St. Johns County local government and leadership should be exemplary by providing better opportunities resulting in higher quality of life and that he can buildŽ such improvements, one step at a time. Ray Arthur Quinn, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 3Ray Quinn has spent his entire life serving his community, state and nation. Ray served in the Florida National Guard for 30 years. During this time, he held various positions of enlisted leadership, starting as a private of infantry and culminating with the rank of Sergeant Major. After retiring from active duty, Ray Quinn became the Director of Executive Services for the Florida Department of Military A airs. In this position, he had the opportunity to serve the Adjutant General and Governor of Florida as well as the soldiers, airmen, and families of the Florida National Guard. Ray is the Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Historic St. Augustine, former Chairman of the St. Johns County Veterans Council and he was appointed to the Army Chief of Sta s Retiree Council by the United States Army Chief of Sta Currently, Ray serves on the advisory board of directors of the Association of the United States Army, as a member of the board of directors of the Jacksonville National Cemetery Support Committee and as a member of the board of directors of the Florida National Guard Foundation. In 2010, Ray was appointed by the Governor of Florida to serve as an interim County Commissioner, serving from January 2010 until January 2011. He has recently served on the St. Johns County Planning and Zoning Agency. Ray and his wife Addrenne of 45 years live in St. Augustine. They are the parents of two daughters, Cindy and Susan. For more information, please visit www.RayAQuinn. com. It’s the American way!Primary Election: August 14, 2012 General Election November 6, 2012Meet your local Primary Election candidatesCandidate statements cont. on pg. 4

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Page 4, The CreekLine • July 2012 Primary Election Guide • www.thecreekline.com The CreekLine’s Primary Election Guide 2012 FOR ST. JOHNS FOR ST. JOHNSDISTRICT 3 DISTRICT 3ELECT ELECTPaid by John R. Ruggeri, Republican, for St. Johns County Commissioner, District 3JOHN R. RUGGERI JOHN R. RUGGERICOUNTY COMMISSIONER COUNTY COMMISSIONER William (Bill) McClure, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 3I am Bill McClure, CEO of the Medi M.D. and after nine years of living in St. Johns County I have decided to run for District Seat 3 on the St. Johns County Commissioners Board. For over a decade I have been a successful businessman, a volunteer for the community and a loving father. I believe in reducing the size of the government and reducing the tax burden on St. Johns County citizens. In order to achieve these goals I plan to ease the governments grip in order to promote controlled growth. As a successful business owner since 1985, I see how government can bene“ t from being run as a business„with more accountability. I can take my experience in business and help translate that into running our government and setting policy. As a County Commissioner, I will view every employee, vendor, job, project and initiative as it relates to: homeowner and business need, safety, capital, location, inventory, assets, credit, growth, competition and the impact upon sales or taxes. In order to stop continued tax increases, this county must stop the dependency on property taxes and develop new revenue o erings. Residents pay the county for property taxes and sewer and water, but there could be ways to decrease those taxes while still o ering the residents more service. Utilities like power and data may present some opportunities for extending services while reducing the tax burden, but are currently overlooked. I, Bill McClure, will “ ght for change, business, jobs and controlled growth.Alan Kelso, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 5Alan Kelso, 56, is married to Terina Kelso with a total of six children (three living) and four grandchildren. Education: B.A. from Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL. My professional career began by serving various communities, including St Augustine, as a minister for 20 years. I have developed and led several companies including a television station, video/ “ lm production company, a construction/consultant design company and a digital software company. I have served St Johns County volunteering in the non-pro“ t sector for 18 years as well as serving on two Presidential Commissions dealing with business development. Our priorities must be to seek out and nurture economic development that meets and e ectively balances the communitys values and what community economic developers refer to as the triple bottom line: economic growth, equity and environmental protection. We must see that high paying jobs grow within the county. Our tax burden shifting to a balance between residential and commercial tax revenue bases. As County Commissioners we must become fully engaged within the Community Development Districts budget process as provided by state statute. The excessive fees are hurting our current homeowners, hindering home sells and restricting the ability of businesses to compete in the marketplace. We must limit the addiction to Federal money to fund current expenses, operations as well as payroll. Take control of our debt and establish transparency within local government. A design that eliminates unnecessary or redundant regulations and simpli“ es the permitting process for all residents and businesses. To learn more visit: www.alankelso.com.Joseph (Ken) Bryan, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 5Almost four years ago, I was elected to be your District 5 County Commissioner. I promised to focus on Fiscal Responsibility, Smart Growth and Economic Development. These were promises I made and promises I kept. With a declining economy, a daunting challenge was undertaken by the current board to make signi“ cant changes and improvements in order to be more e cient. With hard work, the countys cost-saving measures were achieved with impressive results. The budget has been reduced by $158 million dollars and 20 percent, with more reductions anticipated. With that budget reduction, we are still maintaining the programs and services we all enjoy and rely on. With a commitment focused on commercial businesses and jobs, I was successful in establishing the SBA Small Business Development Center, which accounted for 45 small business start-ups and 200 jobs. I also recommended the restructure of the Tourist Development Council, which ultimately increased revenues by $1.5 million (with no cost to taxpayers), while improving tourism and the local economy. The current unemployment rate in our county is 6.6 percent. A commitment to economic development has resulted in future combined capital investments of more than $110 million and the creation of more than a 1000 new jobs over the next three years. I will continue to bring new businesses and jobs to our county while keeping taxes low. I am asking for your vote so I can continue making St. Johns County a great place to live. Please vote Ken Bryan on August 14.Rachael L. Bennett, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 5Rachael L. Bennett graduated from the University of Florida in 1981 and is the third generation of her family to choose to live and work in Florida. She began her career here by working for St. Johns County as the Assistant Zoning Manager and had the opportunity to interact with a wide cross-section of the residents, businesses and professionals. It was during this time that she became thoroughly familiar with the county growth management regulations and policies. In 2004, Rachael joined engineering “ rm England, Thims and Miller, Inc. as a Senior Planner and became involved in project planning and management and interaction with regulatory agencies. After an o er from one of her clients, Rachael joined The Hutson Companies as a planner and was soon promoted to Vice-President. Now, Rachael is a small business owner of an independent consulting company in St. Augustine specializing in land management, SJRWMD permitting issues, ad valorem property tax management, management of farming leases and keeping track of the farm and timber properties to make sure they continue to qualify for Best Management Practices standing with the various Florida agencies. Rachael is a conservative Republican, a staunch supporter of property rights and believes in the importance of individual initiative, the entrepreneurial spirit and free enterprise as the basis of a healthy economic system. As a small business owner, Rachael understands the need to cut government regulations, reduce taxes, limit the size of government and create a business friendly environment to promote job growth. www. RachaelLBennett.com.R. J. Larizza, Republican Candidate for State Attorney, Circuit 7During my “ rst term as State Attorney the conviction rate increased from 82 percent to 89.8 percent. This is the highest conviction rate in the recorded history of the Seventh Circuit and above the State average of 86 percent. Over the last three years we have charged more crimes and dropped less„our conviction rate is up and crime is down. These milestones were accomplished amidst an approximate 13 percent reduction to our budget. In response to the budget shortfall, we increased collection of prosecution fees from defendants by 48 percent, enabling us to operate the of“ ce without layo s, furloughs or compromising public safety. I created the Career Criminal/ Special Prosecution Unit that targets habitual violent felons and career criminals who are responsible for the most serious o enses and pose the greatest threat to public safety. Once identi“ ed, these career criminals are subject to lengthy and enhanced prison sentences, removing them from our neighborhoods and communities. I implemented a merit-based performance evaluation process that applies to all employees. I upgraded technology and software to enhance productivity and promote a paperless o ce environment. As elected treasurer of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association I represent the people of the Seventh Circuit on the State level, working on issues that impact us locally. In conclusion, prosecutors are taught to use common sense, integrity and professionalism in all aspects of their work and, when re-elected as your State Attorney I will continue to make Justice a Reality in the State Attorneys O ce of the 7th Circuit. ...it’s your right! Candidate statements cont. from pg. 3 Candidate statements cont. on pg. 5 It’s the American way!Primary Election: August 14, 2012 General Election November 6, 2012

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 Primary Election Guide • The CreekLine Page 5 The CreekLine’s Primary Election Guide 2012 FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMISSIONISTRICTEPUBLICAN Voter’s Bill of RightsVote and have his or her vote accurately counted. Cast a vote if he or she is in line at the of cial closing of the polls in that county. Ask for and receive assistance in voting. Receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast. An explanation if his or her registration or identity is in question. If his or her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot. Written instructions to use when voting and upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections of cers. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections of cers or any other person. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast. Stasia Warren, Republican Candidate for State Attorney, Circuit 7I am always asked why I stepped down from my position as a county judge to run for State Attorney when I had four years remaining in my term. That answer is very simple. As a former assistant State Attorney for six years, a private practice attorney with my late husband Dan Warren and as an elected Judge for 21 years, I had seen up close how our state attorneys o ce operated. I saw how victims were forgotten, criminals were walking through the revolving door and law enforcement was being left out of the process in so many instances. I had become so frustrated that I felt it was time to do the right thing; resign my position as a county judge and take my 32 years of legal, courtroom experience and bring leadership to the o ce of State Attorney. State Attorney R.J. Larizza uses statistics as his only means of measuring success. However, the statistics do not re” ect the acquittals of hardened criminals, his failure to prosecute serious crimes such as murder and rape cases, the lack of support for victims nor the lack of cooperation with law enforcement. That is why I have been endorsed by both the Daytona Beach Police O cers Association and the Volusia County Sheri s Deputies Association who recognize there is need for change. As state attorney, I will increase the number of victim advocates, create a 24 hour a day partnership with law enforcement and put more prosecutors in the courtroom putting criminals in jail. Mike Davis, Republican Candidate for State Representative, District 17I am pleased to be running for the position of Florida State Representative, District 17. I have lived in St Johns County all my life and am a third-generation small business owner. My wife of 23 years, Darcy and I have four children. Darcy won the Hartley Elementary Schools 2011 Teacher of the Year award. We have a lot to be proud of with our school district and I intend to continue supporting our teachers, students and parents by allowing the local administration to do their jobs in maintaining our success. I have been involved in community service organizations and projects for two decades and believe in giving back to a community that has provided so much for me. I was honored to be awarded by the St. Johns Welfare Federation and Catholic Charities for my service. I am also past president of the St. Augustine Rotary Club, the St. Augustine YMCA board and The Arc of St. Johns board. My experience as a business owner drives me to help get government out of the way of the growth and success of Florida businesses. We need government to be a partner of small business, not a barrier. Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward to sharing my views and goals with you and most of all, to listening to your concerns as I move forward in this campaign to be your state representative. I would be honored to receive your vote on August 14.Kim Kendall, Republican Candidate for State Representative, District 17Kim J. Kendall is a Conservative Republican who believes in returning to our Constitutional foundation of Limited Government, Free Enterprise, Lower Taxes and Judeo/Christian principles. Having a Navy father, Kim lived everywhere from Philippines to Cuba … which gives her a unique perspective and a deeper appreciation for our U.S. Constitution! With “ ve generations of Kims relatives growing up in Northeast Florida, its no surprise that she graduated from FSU. Happily married 18 years to her husband Kelly, Kim was blessed even more with two wonderful children Chad and Dana. Kim spent her career as an air tra c controller with the Federal Aviation Administration for 10 years and was a small business owner. But she is currently not doing those jobs„which allows her to spend full time dedicating to this job. Being an e ective Legislator is absolutely not a part-time job! For nearly a decade, Kim has been in the trenches “ ghting issues including safety issues, fundraising $50,000 for books, chairing a statewide literacy initiative and co-founding St. John Countys competitive middle school sports program with all private funding. Setting her apart, Kim is currently working on two economic development initiatives: one is dealing with education and the other with the space industry. The education initiative involves bringing infrastructure, teacher training and laptops for all Floridas students without touching the budget! The Space Industry initiative involves manufacturing of small satellites and reenergizing space exploration! For more information on Kendalls campaign, visit www.ElectKendall.com.Ronald DocŽ Renuart, Republican Candidate for State Representative, District 17I am Representative Ronald DocŽ Renuart, a physician, proud veteran and your State Legislator. It has been a tremendous honor to represent St. Johns County in the Florida Legislature these last four years. I share the same conservative principals held by our founding fathers, including limited government and more personal responsibility. Since being elected in 2008, I have fought for lower taxes, smaller government and greater protections for our individual freedoms. I have passed legislation protecting students, veterans and patients. My pro-business voting record has been recognized in each of the last four years by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Florida. I am pro-life and strongly support the second amendment. I am a “ fth generation Floridian. Since 1994, I have practiced internal medicine in St. Johns County. In 2005, I was appointed to the State Medicaid Committee by Governor Jeb Bush. In 2010, I retired after 20 years of decorated service as a full Colonel with the Florida Army National Guard. I proudly served our country in the war on terrorism with two deployments in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. My wife Tamara and I live in St. Johns County. We have seven children, all educated through the public schools. Next year, six will hold degrees from state universities and my youngest will graduate from high school. I will continue working hard to represent the citizens of St. Johns County and I humbly ask for your vote. For more information: www.votedocrenuart. com. Keep Doc in the House!Richard Andrew Clark, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, Dist. 6It has been a great honor to campaign across District 6 and meet so many voters, learn of your concerns and let me tell you why I want to be your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the Florida President of the National Federation of Independent Business, I understand the challenges small businesses face. Small business is the job creation engine our country needs and I am committed to “ ght against tax increases and excessive regulations that hurt business growth and to repeal job-killing ObamaCare. I have signed the pledge to make the repeal my priority. I was raised in the District, met my wife, Dee, in seventh grade here and operate a family-owned janitorial company. My family and I worship at First Baptist Church and I coach my 11 year-old sons baseball team. Our children, Keegan and McKenzie are … I know it may sound corny … the reason I am running for Congress. I want to make sure Vote as you please......but please VOTE! Candidate statements cont. on pg. 6 Candidate statements cont. from pg. 4

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Page 6, The CreekLine • July 2012 Primary Election Guide • www.thecreekline.com The CreekLine’s Primary Election Guide 2012 Mike DavisA Conservative Businessman A Dedicated Family Man www.ElectMikeDavis.com Mike@ElectMikeDavis.com Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mike Da vis, Republican, for State Representative District 17.One lesson I have learned is to make a living with one hand and give back to my community with the other. I will take my experience as a community leader and career small business owner to Tallahassee to serve a community that has given so much to me. I would be honored to have your support on August 14th.Ž the America they inherit is full of opportunity for them, just as it has been for me. On the issues, heres where I stand. I believe in lower taxes, smaller government and more personal freedom. Im ready to take conservative values to Washington, rein in out-of-control spending and get this nation back on its feet. I support the second amendment, am steadfastly pro-life, will work to reduce the size of Americas debt and … most of all … I understand how critical it is to get America back to work.Fred Costello, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6I am running for Congress because our nation is at a crossroads. We must decide between the path of reckless spending and disregard for the Constitution and making the tough decisions that will turn our nation around. As Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi continue to pander to the extreme left, we must stand up for the sake of our grandchildren. I am a practicing dentist and the only candidate in this race that has lived in this area for 35 years and represented in on the local and state level. As mayor, I led Ormond Beach to the second lowest tax rate in Volusia County and voted to cut $6 billion in spending as a State Representative. As your Congressman, I will not accept a pension and demand that Congressmen dont get paid unless they pass a budget. We must shrink the size of the Federal Government and that means repealing Obamacare and eliminating federal agencies whose role is not a core function of government. Just as I stood up for Home Rule in the House, I will stand for States Rights in Congress and adhere to the powers of Congress as laid out in the Constitution. I ask for your support because we cant a ord the gridlock and inaction that got us into this mess. As a State Representative, I have received the following awards: Conservative All-Star … American Conservative Union; Defender of Home Rule … Florida League of Cities; A+ rated, 100 … Florida Chamber of Commerce.Ron DeSantis, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6Im running for Congress because we must reverse Obamas big government policies, elect leaders that are faithful to the principles on which our nation was founded and make members of Congress play by the same rules as the rest of us. To foster economic growth, we have to liberate the American people from burdens placed upon them by government and we must reject the type of “ xed-pie, class-based economic thinking to which Barack Obama is beholden. We must be “ rmly committed to reducing the size and scope of the federal government because otherwise our country might go the way of Greece. Im not running for Congress to enjoy the perks of the o ce. Im a fellow citizen, an Iraq veteran, a former prosecutor and an o cer in the U.S. Navy reserve, but I am not a career politician who puts self above service. I am not running to obtain a title; I am running to advance conservative principles. I support term limits and have pledged not to take a taxpayer-“ nanced pension. I also believe that members of Congress should not be paid if they do not pass a budget on time. I will satisfy my oath to support and defend the Constitution, which is the preeminent duty of all elected o cials. I am a conservative reformer in the Reagan tradition and I know that we must be bold. We need a new birth of constitutionalism if we are going to preserve what makes America exceptional. William Kogut, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6Did not respond.Craig Miller, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6I am running for Congress because I want to help get our economy back on track, balance the budget and get America back to a constitutionally limited government. While there are several conservatives in the race, none have the depth of experiences that I have had. I served my country as a combat Veteran in Vietnam and literally started washing dishes at age 14 and lived the American Dream by working my way up to being the CEO of both Pizzeria Uno and Ruths Chris Steak House. I understand how they are created and the burdensome regulations that government puts in place. Having created over 40,000 jobs in my career, I will take that experience with me to Washington and “ ght to repeal Obama-care, the single greatest tax increase in our nations history, along with cutting red tape and regulations to create the jobs and opportunities that Floridas coastal communities need. I will be a “ scal conservative who will rein in government spending and dangerous borrowing while “ ghting to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse, reform entitlement spending, cap discretionary spending and pass a Balanced Budget amendment. Further, I will stand up for life, preserve traditional marriage and defend our rights as granted to us in the Constitution. Im endorsed by Herman Cain, Attorney General Bill McCollum, Veterans Vision newspaper, Congressman Ric Keller, Conservative Talker Joyce Kaufman, War Hero Joe Kittinger and New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer among others.Alec Pueschel, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6Life of Service Ready to Serve You: Alec Pueschel. Born in England, raised in a military family, USAF Reserves, retired police o cer, commercial pilot, B.S University of Maryland; M. Div. Concordia Theological with one year study at Cambridge University, Life Member NRA, FOP and AOPA. Married to Deborah Katz Pueschel, veteran air tra c controller. Americans have been blessed by God Our Creator and Redeemer with inalienable rights with liberty and freedom so de“ ned in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Our forefathers feared the power and corruption of a central government and therefore limited Federal power. But Americans have disregarded their admonition; the result is federal government enslavement with horrendous debt, overspending, over regulation, control of your health care, education, retirement, business and church, yet does not control its own borders and is willing to cede sovereignty to UN Agenda 21, while taking sovereignty away from the individual states. American has lost its moral direction when right becomes wrong and wrong becomes right. Ameri-Candidate statements cont. from pg. 5 Candidate statements cont. on pg. 7 In advance of the primary election to be held on August 14, 2012, The CreekLine invited each of the candidates for St. Johns County Commission Districts 1, 3 and 5, State Attorney Circuit 7, State Representative District 17 and United States Representative District 6 to submit a statement for this special election section. The CreekLine offered this opportunity to all candidates for these Primary Election races as a community service; no purchase of advertising was required. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement could not exceed 250 words. No editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety, as submitted by the candidate. The CreekLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote! Meet your local candidates! C t T

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www.thecreekline.com • July 2012 Primary Election Guide • The CreekLine Page 7 The CreekLine’s Primary Election Guide 2012 Bill is a successful businessman who will focus his efforts on reducing the size of county government and reducing the tax burden on St. Johns County citizens. Bill has started two successful businesses and wants to help diversify the economic base of the county by encouraging businesses to expand or move to St. Johns County.H H Proven Experience H H Focused on Smaller More Ef“cient Government on citizens county government government H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H (904) 417-8234 bill@billmcclure.com t Father to Blake and Bryce Resident of St. Johns County since 2004 Voter ResponsibilitiesFamiliarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues. Maintain with the of ce of the Supervisor of Elections a current address. Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation. Bring proper identi cation to the polling station. Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct. Treat precinct workers with courtesy. Respect the privacy of other voters. Report any problems or violation of election laws to the Supervisor of Elections. Ask questions, if needed. Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling station. Candidate statements cont. from pg. 6cans fear standing up for truth lest they face criticism and retaliation. Stand-Up America.Beverly Ann Slough, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6Bev Slough has dedicated her life to serving our community. Through our school system, various charities and community groups, Bev has worked for decades to help improve the lives of others. Bev 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. Bev 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 Cares. Bev lives in St. Johns, Florida with her husband Wes, pastor of Switzerland Community Church. They have two daughters, Julie Simmons and Elizabeth Slough and two grandchildren. Bev Slough has been endorsed by St. Augustine Police Chief Loran Lueders, St. Augustine City Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline, St. Johns County Commissioners Mark Miner, Cyndi Stevenson, Ron Sanchez, Ken Bryan, and Jay Morris, St. Johns County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Joyner and St. Johns County School Board Members Tommy Allen, Bill Mignon, Bill Fehling and Carla Wright. Bev Slough will work to reduce our national debt, balance our budget, lower taxes, create new jobs and improve education. Bev will also “ ght to protect our second amendment rights and the right to life. To learn more about Bev Sloughs common sense, conservative leadership, please visit www. BevSlough.comHeather Beaven, Democrat Candidate for United States Representative, District 6Did not respond.Vipin Verma, Democrat Candidate for United States Representative, District 6My name is Vipin Verma and I am a Democrat and attorney running for U.S. Congress in new District 6. I grew up in Daytona Beach and attended Port Orange Elementary School, Silver Sands Middle School and Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange. After attending University of Florida and FSU College of Law, I returned to my hometown and started my own law practice in Daytona Beach. Our great nation is at a crossroads and we are facing unprecedented challenges. I watched the stock market collapse, global turmoil, unprecedented job losses and congressional bickering. The congressional leadership was more interested in political posturing, rather than focusing on “ nding solutions to the nations problems. Mahatma Gandhi once said, You must be the change you want to see in the world.Ž I decided to run to create jobs, a stronger economy and remind the career politicians in Washington D.C. that their only duty is to represent and “ ght for the people of this great country and district, and not advance their own political ideologies or agendas. My top priorities in Congress will be to represent the great people of my district and create new jobs through investing in infrastructure, revitalize the manufacturing sector, diversify our district economy, balance the budget through growth while protecting social security and Medicare and reform the education system by providing funding for early childhood education, tutoring and mentoring programs, grants for teaching to acquire additional skills and degrees and good vocational schools. Read more at www.vermaforcongress.com.The CreekLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote!

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The CreekLine’s Primary Election Guide 2012 VOTER INFORMATION ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? IS YOUR VOTER INFORMATION CORRECT? WHERE DO I VOTE? CHECK YOUR VOTER STATUS ELECTION DATES FOR 2012 PRIMARY ELECTION AUGUST 14, 2012For new registrations and party changesREGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 16, 2012 H H H H H H GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 6, 2012REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 9, 2012 VOTE BY MAIL CALL Request absentee ballot CLICK www.votesjc.com MAIL Your request VISIT our ofce VOTE EARLY PRIMARY ELECTION August 4-11BEGINS Saturday, August 4th ENDS Saturday, August 11th 8 AM-6 PM Saturday through Saturday Except Sunday, August 5th, 11 AM-5 PMGENERAL ELECTION October 27-November 3BEGINS Saturday, October 27th ENDS Saturday, November 3rd 7 AM-7 PM Saturday through Saturday Visit our website OR call for early voting locations. VOTE ON ELECTION DAY POLLS OPEN 7AM-7PMKNOW YOUR POLLING LOCATION Vote in your assigned polling place. VALID PHOTO AND SIGNATURE I.D. REQUIRED WHEN VOTING (101.043.F.S.)VOTE YOUR WAYABSENTEE, EARLY OR ELECTION DAY www.votesjc.comPAPER BALLOT Florida Statutes requires all voters to vote by paper ballot. Only voters with a disability may vote, if they choose, on a touch screen. FOR YOUR VOTE TO COUNT, FILL IN THE "OVAL" TO THE LEFT OF YOUR CHOICE. In advance of the primary election to be held on August 14, 2012, The CreekLine invited each of the candidates for St. Johns County Commission Districts 1, 3 and 5, State Attorney Circuit 7, State Representative District 17 and United States Representative District 6 to submit a statement for this special election section. The CreekLine offered this opportunity to all candidates for these Primary Election races as a community service; no purchase of advertising was required. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement could not exceed 250 words. No editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety, as submitted by the candidate. The CreekLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote! Meet your local candidates! C t T



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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 5 From the CommissionerPage 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 School District Journal Page 8 Your Vote Counts Page 11 Political Commentary Page 12 Childrens Museum Page 13 William Bartram HighwayPage 15 Helping Hands update Page 16 Cosmos soccer Page 18 If these walls could talk Page 19 JC Slammers baseball Page 23 The Lifestyle Guru Page 24 Movie Review Page 25 Eco Heritage boat trip Page 26 JCE typing challenge Page 27 Faith News Page 29 Riverhawks 10U win! Page 32 Fishing Report Page 34 Lacrosse team Page 35 Running of the Knights Volume 12, Issue 7 July 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Education Based Child Development Center n Loving, qualied teaching staff n Accredited curriculum n Meals and snacks included Call to day for a personalized tour of our state-of-the-art Center! 904-230-8200. 990 Flora Branch Boulevard St. Johns, Florida 32259 www.theacademyatjulingtoncreek.net License#C075J0083 Increase your $ales this Summer Call today and ask about our Advertising $pecials 904-886-4919 On June 24 the Brother Knights of Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council at San Juan Del Rio (SJDR) Catholic Church presented the fruits of their labors with the Help Citizens with Disabilities campaign. During a member and wives A new group has been formed in NW St. Johns County whose focus will be the reconstruction and preservation of the original structures located on the grounds of Alpine Groves Park. The structures include the circa 1880s house and a packing barn. Will Smith, director of the Parks and Recreation Department of St. Johns County, states that he is very positive about the group and the e orts they have on the drawing board. The Boy Scouts of Troop 280 enjoyed quite a treat recently at one of our local shores. On a monthly campout to Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine, the boys had a great opportunity to do some star gazingand then some. Their usual campout just happened to coincide with the weekend of the Super Moon on the weekend of May 5. While on the lookout for all kinds of strange happenings normally associated with a full moon, they were able to enjoy a Friends of Alpine Park getting organized join in!By Donna KeathleySince the sale of the property to St. Johns County in 1999 by the Bennett family, the State of Florida and St. Johns County have brought the grounds and buildings of the park to their current condition and the St. Johns County Park and Recreation Department opened it to the public in 2004. The outside of the structures were restored but the work for the interior restoration has not yet been funded. Our community already enjoys the space for Bartram Bash Day, walking along the St. Johns River and entertaining children on the playground, but much more can be done with this fabulous acreage that parallels the water. The Friends of Alpine Park group, with the support of park naturalist Beverly Fleming, seeks to promote the beauty and history of the park. Their vision includes period reenactments, historical tours, educational programs, group tours and community day events. The packing barn would be a great hands-on project for our youth where they could learn the methods of cleaning and packing citrus, as citrus was an integral crop at this farm at the turn of the century. The Bennett House completion o ers many opportunities both socially and historically to the public. To see these visions to fruition, funds must be raised locally before grants can be applied from government agencies. Fun things are in the works for the community to enjoy. To get the fund raising ball rolling, ideas like ice cream socials, Knights of Columbus make donations By Karl Kennell Grand Knight Fab Durnin and Fr. John Tetlow presenting donation check to Laura Brock of Morning Star School. Scouts make the most of summer outingsNot just another weekend at the beachBy Contributing Writer Lisa Leavinssocial a air, Grand Knight Fab Durnin presented to a check for $2,000 to Laura Brock, development director of Morning Star School and Fr. John Tetlow, Pastor of SJDR, accepted a $2,000 donation check for DOSA Camps. The Knights send their wholehearted and undying gratitude to the community, for without you stepping up to those fellows clutching a vivid yellow milk jug and out tted in bright yellow vests emblazoned with Help the Disabled outside of your favorite grocery store each year this would not be possible. One hundred percent of your donations of a dollar or two put into those vivid yellow milk jugs goes to help those with intellectual disabilities, Scouts from Troop 280 hike the Florida Trail in Ocala National Forest.moonlight hike along the beach. Walking on the beach with plenty of unobstructed sky for viewing proved to be quite the sight. It seems that this past month turned out to have a theme of waterrelated events for the scouts. During one of their usual Monday night meetings, they had a shing tournament of sorts in the Julington Creek Plantation area. There were small sh, big sh and even bigger sh stories. While the water levels had been down at this time, the boys did not seem to be deterred from their e orts. They continue to work Friends of Alpine Park cont. on pg. 7 Knights of Columbus cont. on pg. 24 Boy Scouts cont. on page 11

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This month through August, adults can participate in the St. Johns County Public Library Systems Adult Summer Reading Program for weekly and grand prizes at the end of the program. Submit a brief review of any book that you read during this time period and youll be entered for weekly and program end ra e drawings. For additional information, please call the Bartram Trail Branch at 827-6960. The St. Johns Federated Republican Women invite you to join them on the third Monday of every month beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Davidson Realty in World Golf Village. This month our speaker will be Richard Clark, candidate for Congressional District 6. We value information on GOP candidates and issues so that we are informed voters and citizens. Both men and women are welcome. For more information, please contact Debbie Newton at 910-0290. Have you ever gone to Alpine Groves Park and taken a stroll along the St. Johns River under the moss-strewn oaks? Heard the laughter of your children as they played on the tractor at the playground or seen the wonder on their faces as they discovered dozens of butter ies in the butter y garden? A new group has been formed that will seek to raise funds for the preservation of the buildings at Alpine Groves Park. The group, Friends of Alpine Park, with the support of park naturalist Beverly Fleming, seeks to promote the beauty and history of the park. They are currently looking for new members that also have a love of history, nature and preservation. If you are interested in joining the group or nding out how you can help, please send an email to friendsofalpinepark@ gmail.com. The Bartram Trail Newcomers Club meets the second Tuesday of every month from September to May at various local restaurants for lunch. 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 (Mexican Train), Bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, movie and lunch, a nature walk group and community volunteer projects. For club information, please contact Vice President of Membership Shirley Bodziak. Her email is Shirley@bodziak.com. Members who join before August 31 will pay only $20, saving $5 on their membership fee of $25. To download a membership form, go to www.facebook. com/BartramTrail.Newcomers. WomensClub. United We Guide is a free transportation and information guide for seniors who are interested in the variety of transportation options o ered throughout St. Johns County. Contact the mobility manager at the Council on Aging at 3156505 or email Katie Arnold at karnold@stjohnscoa.com. Fun with Flowers for KIDS will be held at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Friday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Children ages ve through 12 are invited to make-and-take child-friendly, creative oral arrangements using food and owers. They will meet Eric, a professional beekeeper who will teach you all about bees and why not to be afraid of our pollinators! Please note: Beekeeper Eric will be bringing a safe, live hive of honeybees. Children under the age of 10 must have a parent or guardian present for the duration of the program per library policy. For additional information, please call the Bartram Trail branch at 827-6960. On Saturday, July 14 at sunset, Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center will host a Dive-In Movie Night in the Family Fun Pool. This event is open to the public and is limited to 250 guests. A giant, 16 foot movie screen will be set up poolside for viewing from the water or on the pool deck. The community will vote for the movie of their choice. Movie choices include: Shrek, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Spy Kids or Ratatouille. The winning movie will be announced on Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center Facebook and www. jcpcdd.org beginning July 9. The cost is $2.50 per person; children under three years of age are free. To nd out how to make a reservation, please go to www.jcpcdd.org. 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 Whats New cont. on page 9 Copies of this Online Coupon Not Accepted.

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Page 4, The CreekLine July 2012 www.thecreekline.com The best nurses. The best patient care. Now, thats worth repeating.Please join us in congratulating the nurses, staff and physicians of our ve hospitals and home health care division for simultaneously achieving redesignation as a Magnet Health System. Magnet is considered the gold standard for recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Currently, only 7 percent of the hospitals in the U.S. have earned Magnet designation. By reafrming our Magnet status, the American Nurses Credentialing Center acknowledges that our nurses are among the best in attending to patient needs, pursuing ongoing training, working as a team, and giving to the community. We thank each member of the Baptist Health family for playing a critical role in our ongoing efforts to provide the best patient care and improve the lives of people in our community. For details, go to ebaptisthealth.com.

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 5 From the Commissioners DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 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 ExperienceHave Condence in Your Tax Preparation & Planning. Allow Me to Assist You. Visit www.tpfcpa.com for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Saving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. Buy A Business John SerbCertied Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Condential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation I hope everyone is having a safe and fun summer so far this year. There are lots of events taking place throughout our wonderful county this season. We have had the reworks take place in downtown St. Augustine for the 4th of July to Music by the Sea taking place at the County Pier through September 26, 2012, but the real draw to our county are the events that have and will be taking place at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Hank Williams Jr. kicked o the 2012 Amphitheatre show season on March 3, 2012 to a sold out crowd. Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the Amphitheatre and met with local high school essay contest winners for the Leaders of the Future program on March 19. (Note: The last president to visit St. Augustine was Lyndon B. Johnson, who spoke in 1963 School is out and summer is o cially here!during his term as vice president as part of St. Augustines 400th anniversary celebration). The very next day, March 20, the legendary crooner Tony Bennett brought his tour to the Amphitheatre to support his recent No. 1 album, Duets II. One of the biggest and most signi cant Amphitheatre events was the Beach Boys 50th Reunion performance that took place on May 2. This event was one of only three shows in Florida and one in 50 worldwide. Not only is it the rst time in more than two decades that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks have toured together to perform music that is known as the worlds favorite soundtrack to summer, the performance at the Amphitheatre was recorded and broadcast nationwide on the new PBS program Front Row Center on July 6 and July 8. The Beach Boys 50th Reunion production required more trucks, stagehands and gear than any other touring show to come through the Amphitheatre thus far in order to accommodate video production and lming capabilities. As always, the Amphitheatre sta ensured that the facility provided an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable environment and the best in customer service even with the added aspects of coordination needed for lming purposes. Ken Heinemann, tech manager with HD Roadie/Joe Thomas Productions, claimed, The crew of utilities were better than the utilities in New York City at Madison Square Garden. If you ever need a recommendation about the venue I would be happy to provide one. But dont just take my word or that of Heinemann, make a visit to the Amphitheatre yourself to take in one or more of the upcoming events. Because if you are looking for ways to spend your summer evening, the concert events happening at the Amphitheatre are the way to go its not just a concert venue, its an experience! Upcoming events at St. Augustine Amphitheatre (Head to www.staugamphitheatre.com for all of the details) July 18: 311 and Slightly Stoopid July 27: Dukes of September July 28: Yes with Procol Harum August 19: Rebelution with the Expendables August 25: Nickelodeon stars Fresh Beat Band August 30: Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill and Pepper September 6: Train September 21: Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson plays Thick As Brick September 22: Blondie and Devo If youve been dreaming about trading up to your dream home, now is the time to jump into the market. This spring, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors posted some positive market trends, including a 17 percent increase in pending sales for March 2012 over 2011. In our World Golf Village o ce, pending sales have been up 40 percent for the rst quarter of 2012 over rst quarter 2011. The price range with the largest increase in pending sales? Homes priced $1million and above have seen an 18 percent in pending sales. A few factors make it a great time to buy up. First, if youre one of the lucky Northeast Florida residents who have equity in your present home, thats an advantage. Most likely the market has a ected prices of the bigger homes youre interested in. Thats de nitely true if youre looking to stay in the northern St. Johns County area. So its safe to assume that if your present home has gone down in price/appraisal, so has the home that youre interested in purchasing. Better pricing combined with low interest rates means strong purchasing power for quali ed buyers. Additionally, with drops in pricing comes lower taxes. Current conditions wont last much longer so homebuyers who have outgrown their current homes or want to take advantage of great pricing to acquire their dream home, should be looking now. Look for the Davidson Realty ad in this issue of The CreekLine!The timing is right for trading upBy Contributing Writer Sherry Davidson, President, Davidson Realty, Inc.Thursday, July 19 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Teen Craft Program: Dream Catcher Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come in and make a dream catcher so that all your dreams will be sweet! All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 827-6960 to reserve your space. WOW!Shouldnt YOUR ad be in The CreekLine too?886-4919LG@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 6, The CreekLine July 2012 www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Gus J. Gari D.D.S. To Schedule an appointment call287-0033 Do you have frequent, unexplained headaches, jaw, or ear pain? These could be symptoms of clenching or grinding your teeth. Many people of all ages suer from mild to severe pain which can manifest in migraine headaches. If left untreated the grinding or clenching could lead to worn or fractured teeth, even tooth loss. The good news is there is a simple solution, which includes having your bite balanced, and having a custom device made to wear at night. The device works by protecting your teeth and resting your jaw. Nocturnal teeth clenching or grinding is a signicant trigger for a migraine headache. Studies have shown a 77 percent reduction in migraine events within a few weeks of use among 82 percent of suerers in trials. Medication simply address the symptoms but does not solve the problem. 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You Deserve Quality Legal Representation at a Rate You Can Afford 904.379.8486www.myjaxfamilylaw.com Mention this ad for a free consult Sara Beth Frazier, Esq. It has been nearly 48 years since a hurricane struck the First Coast directly from the east and that hurricane, Hurricane Dora, has been the only one to strike from the east since records have been kept dating back to 1851. There are only a very small percentage of folks who remember the destruction that Hurricane Dora caused in the early morning hours of 10 September 1964. The storm made a direct hit at then sparsely populated Vilano Beach with its 120 mph winds and a storm surge of 12 feet. Dora continued east to Lake City and then made a right turn and traveled north through Georgia and the Carolinas before going out to sea. The storm caused one death directly and $280 million damage. Although we have been spared from devastating storms we should not let down our guard and be prepared if a hurricane is headed our way, remember it was not too long ago, we had the outer e ects of three storms coming from the west coast that caused substantial damage. In addition, later this year marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew which caused devastation to South Florida. With that said, I would like to devote this months column on hurricane awareness or safety. Hurricane season began at the beginning of last month and lasts until the end of November and meteorologists are predicting a near normal season in the Atlantic basin. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), predicts that there will be nine to 15 named storms. Of those they say between four and eight could reach hurricane strength and of those, one to three could become a major hurricane. You should be familiar with the terms Hurricane Watch and Hurricane Warning. A Watch is issued when conditions are favorable that a hurricane could strike in 36 hours. A Warning is issued when hurricane force winds are expected to strike in 24 hours. By this time you should already have an emergency plan for yourself and family and begin implementation of that plan. Some things to consider in your preliminary plans are: Take photos of your property from all angles, it may not look the same once the storm passes. Plan for elderly/handicapped/invalid care at a shelter or at home. Learn which routes will be safe during a storm. Learn where o cial shelters are located. Trim any dead wood from trees prior to the storm. Check for, x or take note of loose items on your structures (shutters, screens, eaves, gutters, antennas, satellites). Get and use a hurricane tracking chart Plan what you and your family will do if you have to evacuate. Get necessary supplies and secure them in safe area. Plan for pet care. Review your insurance coverage. Protect your important documents. Show others in the family how to turn o /on gas, electricity and water. Make outside repairs. When a Hurricane Watch for your area is issued you should do the following: Listen to o cial bulletins on radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio and internet for updates. Check all supplies you already have to see if they are in satisfactory condition include batteries. Fill gas tank of vehicles, check oil and tire pressure. Inspect mobile home tiedowns. Board, tape, cover windows and doors or skylights. Secure boat. Secure any objects and furniture that are outside. Check on all medical supplies, special needs for elderly, handicapped, etc. Plan to evacuate if necessary. When a Hurricane Warning is issued here are some suggestions: Stay tuned to TV, radio, internet or NOAA Weather Radio. Hurricane awareness Move valuables to higher location Move furniture away from windows and cover. Fill containers (bathtub, plastic jugs) with drinking water. Use phones only in an emergency. Bring in/secure pets (food and water). Shut o water and electricity at main breaker switch. Leave mobile homes. Leave low areas. If evacuating, leave early. Sometimes a hurricane path may not be predictable and evacuation orders could come at any time. If you are asked to evacuate, please do so early and know the route you will be taking. Remember there will be many folks taking the same route from a very large area so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to leave safely. Finally, if you refuse to leave following an evacuation order, here are some safety tips for riding out the storm: Make sure your building is well-constructed. Turn the refrigerator to maximum cold. Freeze water in plastic containers; if the electricity goes o you can use the ice to keep food cold in the refrigerator. Turn o utilities if told to do so by the authorities. Unplug small appliances. Fill bathtub and containers with water. Stay indoors. Prepare for storm surge and possible ooding. Plan what to do if the winds become too strong. Stay away from windows and doors, even if covered. Stay in a small interior room, hallway or closet. Close all inside doors, brace exterior doors. If you have a two-story house, stay on the rst oor. Lie on the oor or under a table or other sturdy object. Now is the time to go over your hurricane preparedness. If you have not made any emergency plans, you should do them now. Planning ahead will save you unnecessary stress from not knowing what to do or not having the supplies you will need to get you through the hurricane watch, warning, storm and aftermath. Print and post this list on the refrigerator or somewhere it will be easily seen. Please visit our website, www.sjso.org for additional information concerning hurricane preparedness and of course feel free to drop me a line at dshoar@sjso.org. It is our hope at the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce that you have a safe and happy summer. 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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 7 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, Chariman, St. Johns County School Board Opening October 2012 3635 Race Track Road, Jacksonville, Florida www.memorialhospitaljax.com Bro k en An kl e Ast hm m a Att a c c c c c k k k k B urns Stitc h e s Dis l oca t e d S h o ul d d e e e e e e r Brok e B r o k e e n N o o s s s s s e e e e e e e e e A cci d enta l In j u u r r r r r r i i e e e e e e s s s s s The Memorial Emergency Care Center will bring round-the-clock, state-of-the-art emergency care to the Julington Creek area. The 12 bed, 11,000 square foot facility will be a full-service ER with a dedicated pediatrics area, which makes it a lot dierent than an urgent care center. We will be able to take care all of your familys emergency medical needs. With graduation past us, focus turns to the budget and planning for next year. As you recall the Legislature infused an additional $1.3 billion into the education budget for the upcoming year. This money will largely be used to ll the gap created by the ending of federal stimulus dollars. Our district still faces a shortfall of $7 million. We are looking for additional areas to trim the budget without impacting our classrooms, and we still have some monies in our rainy day fund that will enable us to balance our budget without reducing sta or programs for students. However, this further reduces our savings account, making it likely that more drastic measures will be necessary in coming years if the economic downturn continues. Our principals and key sta recently attended a week-long Department of Education conference on the Common Core Standards. These are national standards that have been adopted by 46 states and that are being phased in as the benchmarks for Floridas students. The Common Core Standards di er from the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in that they are much more limited in their scope. There are many fewer standards, but the expectation is that they will be studied and addressed at a much greater depth. Floridas current standards have been criticized as being a mile wide and an inch deep. The new standards will allow teachers to probe much more deeply into subject matter and they will allow for much more critical thinking and research on the part of our students. The shift in the standards will be gradual, allowing for adjustment for both teachers and students. Much more information will be forthcoming as the standards are put into place. Our normal summer schedule is in place whereby we consolidate schools to high school sites. This plan saves considerable monies in terms of utilities and it also allows our maintenance sta to work together in teams to do the deep cleaning that occurs in the summer. All telephones have been forwarded to the remote sites, so school personnel may be accessed with the normal school numbers. In addition to the consolidation, the entire school district will be shut down the third week in July, again to save on utilities. These programs result in savings of over $1 million each summer, allowing us to retain teaching positions and programs for our students. If you are new to our area and have not enrolled your children in school, please do so as soon as possible so that we may be adequately prepared with the proper number of teachers when school opens in August. Proof of residency (utility bill, rental agreement, etc.), immunization records, proof of a physical within the last 12 months (for rst time Florida students) and an original birth certi cate are the items you should gather and bring when you come to enroll your child. We look forward to welcoming each new student to our St. Johns County School District family. As always, thank you for your commitment to public education, the backbone of our democracy. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12. .us. Friends of Alpine Park cont. from pg. 1wine and cheese nights and movie nights are just the tip of the iceberg! If you are new to the area or have not visited the park the exact address is 2060 State Road 13, Switzerland, Florida 32259. New members are welcomed to join this grassroots e ort. High school students will be able to intern and earn service hours by joining and helping. New recruits are needed to go out in the community and glean involvement. If you have a love of history or nature, are a preservationist or just a friend of the park, you are quali ed to join this group. Please send an email to friendsofalpinepark@gmail.com.Is it hot outside? Then join us for a matinee! Please call 827-6960 to nd out what were showing on our big screen. Snacks are provided; bring your own drinks.Childrens Summer Film Festival Tuesday, July 17 2 pm Tuesday, July 24 2 pm Tuesday, July 31 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library

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Page 8, The CreekLine July 2012 www.thecreekline.com BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMES! Southwood VillageAT WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEKCall 904-287-7300 to schedule a visit to see the lovely, new villas and charming neighborhood. Just 6 homes remaining! Call today to reserve yours!Luxurious. Affordable. Exceptional. 5 Mandarin Landing Animal Hospital & Pet Resort 50% OFF Your Pets First Exam with Dr. Silverness( 1st Time Clients Only )Not valid with any other oer. Expires 8/10/12 FREE BOARDING Book 2 Nights at our Resort and 3rd Night is FREE! (1st Time Boarders Only)Not valid with any other oer. Expires 8/10/12 Ann Silverness, DVM Pet Resort Suites Family Style Cable TV Sunlit Kitty Condos Romper Room for Splish-Splash time Heated Conveniently located one block North of I-295 and San Jose Boulevard Dr. Ann Silverness, DVM, CCRT Formerly Marions of Mandarin904-262-9981 9735-2 Old St. Augustine Road(next to Hala Caf) Bangs, Ponytails and Hair Pieces Available Private setting for all customers. Wig products, maintenance, hats and accessories. Wig Boutiqueof Mandarin Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certied Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D.Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 Your Vote Counts!By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections, St. Johns CountyBaptist Medical Center South has named a new member to its board of directors. Clint Drawdy is president, COO and cofounder of iMethods, a leader in the recruiting industry. As president of iMethods, Drawdy oversees the companys nancial, human resources, marketing and professional development operations. The company has been named one of the Best Places to Work by Florida Trend and the Jacksonville Business Journal (JBJ). Drawdy, who was named to the JBJs Under 40 in 2006 and as a 2012 Top 50 Entrepreneur. He received his bachelors degree from Florida State University and graduated from the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program in 2010. He is active in his community, serving as a member of the One to Grow On Ultra Marathon Committee for Wolfson Childrens Hospital since its establishment in 2010. He also serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Deerwood and is involved in his church. We are excited to have Clint join our board of directors, said Ron Robinson, president of Baptist Medical Center South. His leadership and experience will be invaluable as we continue to provide high-level medical care to our patients and community.Hospital names Clint Drawdy to board Countdown to choose.35 days until the August 14 Primary Election! Important dates to remember: July 16: Last day to register or make party changes for the Primary Election October 9: Last day to register for the General Election In the Northwest, you can register to vote or submit voter registration applications at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Davis Pond Boulevard or the Tax Collectors O ce located at the Julington Creek Annex. Applications are also available on-line at www.votesjc.com and must be printed, signed and postmarked by July 16 for the Primary Election for new registrations and party changes. Address changes can be made any time. Simply call the of- ce to update your address. It is very important to keep your information updated with the Elections O ce in order to receive your voter information and sample ballots prior to each election. Remember you can use the Voter Lookup on our website to verify your voter registration. Please call 823-2238 if you need any assistance with submitting an application or to update your address. The project of redrawing precinct lines is complete and new voter information cards are in the mail. Your voter information card will contain all of the new districts, along with your precinct and polling location information. Watch for it! A number of precincts and polling places in the Northwest have not changed and many voters will still vote in the same location; however, there have been some changes. One new polling place has been added to the Northwest to accommodate the growth in the area. Creekside Christian Church on Race Track Road will be used by voters in the new precincts 105 and 202. Our website has been updated with the new district and precinct maps. If you have not received your card yet and would like to check on your precinct and polling location please check out our website. You do not need your card for voting. Current photo and signature ID are required for voting in person. We are your one source for voting information: www. votesjc.com Our website is updated regularly with candidates, ballot information, early voting dates, times and locations. Visit us regularly to see Whats New. The August 14 Primary will be a very important election this year. A number of our elected o cials will be elected in the Primary this year. I encourage you to participate and exercise your right to vote! editor@thecreekline.comThe CreekLine is seeking ve student writers for paid positions to report this school year on BTHS school sports (BTHS Sports Roundup), BTHS general school news (BTHS Happenings), Nease general school news (Nease Happenings), Creekside school sports (CHS Sports Roundup) and Creekside general school news (CHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email today!Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism?Student Writers Needed!WE are looking for YOU! Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 9 Cardiovascular Disease (CAD) and Cholesterol VolunteerThe St. Johns Center for Clinical Research is currently seeking volunteers for a clinical research study evaluating an investigational medication for cholesterol when added to your current statin treatment. You may be eligible if you: such as heart attack, stroke, heart bypass, carotid artery disease or peripheral vascular disease Qualified participants receive compensation for time and travel. For more information call:St. Johns Center for Clinical Research (904) 209-3173 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 ( 904 ) 825 9960 In the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center on CR 210 W2220 CR 210 W, Suite 312, St. Johns, Florida 32259 Summer Special10% OFFAny dental treatment, including crowns, bridges, partials, veneers, etc. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 8/15/12New 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 8/15/12 Gentle, Caring Dentistry for the Whole FamilyJohn M. Joyner, DMD World Golf Village Toastmasters Club. Our members include experienced Toastmasters and those just starting. Together we share the Toastmasters experience in ...a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, where every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skillsand have fun doing it. For more information, please visit www.worldgolfvillage.toastmastersclubs. org. 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, July 17, Thursday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 31 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 827-6960. Got Shade? is the program on July 19 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. Stay cool this summer by enhancing your landscape with shade trees and discovering the many plants that thrive in the shade. If you want to use less water, fertilizer and pest control, native plants can be an excellent choice. Instructors include Gail Compton, nature columnist; Beverly Fleming, Master Gardener and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant. The program is free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. For more information, please call 209-0430. The St. Johns County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your lawn and garden questions at the Bartram Trail Branch Library located at 60 Davis Pond Road at the entrance to Julington Creek Plantation. Clinics are for scheduled for Saturday, July 14 and Thursday, July 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can bring in a soil sample for free pH testing. Instructions on taking a soil sample can be found on the internet. 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 dog. The market will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. The North Florida Daylily Society holds its meetings on the second Sunday of each month at 2:15 p.m. at the Orange Park Library, located at 2054 Plain eld Avenue, just o Kingsley Boulevard. Daylily experts provide programs ranging from preparing daylilies for planting to how to prepare daylilies for shows. The club membership includes daylily enthusiasts from the Beaches to Middleburg. Guests are welcome to attend. Single, divorced, widowed and looking to make new friends? The JCP Singles Network is for adults 40s and upa great way to meet people, make new friendships and network. If you are interested in joining us and would like more information, please email klandrum @ comcast.net. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 meets the rst Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The otilla is always looking for new members, particularly those who own aircraft, boats and have radio equipment and skills. If you are interested, please contact Vic Aquino at 460-0243. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stay-at-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Mothers with children of all ages are welcome. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead and our meetings and activities are during the day, when stay-at-home mothers need support most. These business meetings are held at 10:00 on the third Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way for you to meet other stay-at-home or part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with others. If you have any questions or would like to get more information to join, please email Jenn at sanmoms@gmail. com or check out our website at http:\\sanmomsclub.weebly.com. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of the month at the Golden Corral Bu et and Grill, located on San Jose Boulevard. Due to the July 4th holiday falling on the rst Wednesday this month, the club will instead meet on July 11. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see the website nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773.Whats New cont. from page 3 Genealogy ClubSat., July 14 2 pm Bartram Trail Library Genealogy is a very ful lling hobby! For additional information, please call 827-6960.

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Sleep Apnea Making You Tired?Call Krantz Dental Care Today! Alan M. Krantz, D.D.S.12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 Mandarin(904) 880-3131KrantzDentalCare.com/sleepapnea Without Christopher Thompson, CFP, CRPCVice PresidentInvestment Ocer Direct 904-273-7908 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.comInvestment and Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee MAY Lose Value Wells Fargo Advisors is a registered broker-dealer and separate non-bank afliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Member SIPC. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 Experience the dierence, call Denise Bash ( 904 ) 568-5198 You may qualify for a government program many home owners do not know about! I have helped many homeowners sell their homes! Contact me today and nd out how I can help! With youevery step of the way! Realtor ARE YOU UPSIDE DOWN? I know you read this CDD column and are sometimes led to believe that costs are outof-control. But it simply is not so. Your CDD is nancially strong and well-managed. Your management team and board of supervisors make thoughtful and sound decisions regarding nances, operations, programming and customer service. The JCP CDD 2013 budget will incorporate objectives set by the board for 2012: manage the bottom line and return excess revenue to property owners by reducing assessments in scal 2013. We are projecting a decrease in the next annual assessment without a decrease in the level of service we provide. The JCP CDD assessment for single households was $830 for both 2011 and 2012 and will likely decrease below $800 for 2013. This reduction is possible because your CDD managers and sta have worked hard to nd e ciencies, new revenue and in 2012 the board fully funded recommended capital reserves. I am grateful to our sta for so many things, but most impressive is their diligence and pride in making our organization a great success. Our management team is top notch. We have begun recruiting a new general manager after Stacie Hernandez stepped down in April and the transition has been smooth. She worked for the CDD for 11 years and in 2008 brought our new Recreation Center into full operation. I encourage you to enroll your children in our swim and tennis recreation programs which continue to earn accolades and win trophies across the region. Our director of tennis, Scott Miller, was awarded the 2012 United States Professional Tennis Associations District 2 Tennis Professional of the Year award, which is high praise from tennis professionals for North Florida. Our Loggerheads coaches continue to help our swim team set new records and create competitive opportunities for our youth. Not interested in organized team sports? We provide other options. Have you seen the teens regularly playing beach volleyball? Our basketball courts are busy and there are a variety of ages at the skate park. There are young men and women working with weights in the tness center and helping each other achieve new tness goals. In the 2012 Creekside High School yearbook, students were featured in CDD locations where Creekside High students are having fun and engaged in healthy activities with their friends. What a wonderful accomplishment, for this community to provide safe and entertaining places for children of all ages to excel, have fun and sometimes even nd a summer job. And yes, the familiar adult faces are still here having fun with their friends too! Consider trying one of the many adult programs for all ages and abilities. Summer is a busy and fun time to be at the Recreation and Aquatic Centers. Check out all the camps, classes and pool Julington Creek Plantation CDD A Supervisors ReportBy Contributing Writer Cathy Klein, JCP CDD SupervisorThe League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) recently recognized First Florida Credit Union for leadership in providing nancial education to youth groups. LSCU presented First Florida with the state-level CUNA (Credit Union National Association), 2012 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award for assets category $150 Million to $500 Million. The Desjardins award was established as a way of identifying model credit union e orts in teaching personal nance concepts and skills to members and non-members under age 18. As the state-level winner, First Florida will advance to the CUNA national level competition, where they will compete with other state winners from throughout the country. First Florida Credit Union, headquartered in Jacksonville, operates several branches throughout the state of Florida. Anyone who lives or works in any of the following Florida counties: Leon, Baker, Broward, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Orange, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Seminole, Nassau, Wakulla, Gadsden, Madison, Je erson, and St. Johns is eligible to open an account. Additionally, employees of the state of Florida, CSX Transportation and other speci ed companies are eligible to join.Local credit union wins 2012 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awardactivities at our website, www. jcpcdd.org. Please learn about the candidates for two JCP CDD Supervisor seats in the 2012 election and bring out your vote on November 6. Your vote is important! Questions or comments? Email me at cklein@ jcpcdd.org. This article is the authors opinion and in no way constitutes nor implies District opinion, endorsement, sponsorship or viewpoint. The views expressed may or may not be shared by the other JCP CDD Supervisors.Editors Note: The CreekLine is, and has always been, agreeable to publishing columns penned by our elected of cials so that they may communicate directly with our readers, their constituents. Any questions or requests for additional public servant columns may be directed to editor@thecreekline. com.St. Johns County School Board Chair Beverly Slough was the recipient of the Presidents Award at the Florida School Board Associations (FSBA) conference held in Tampa recently. The Presidents Award is the most prestigious award given by FSBA annually to an individual or a group that has made a signi cant impact on public education. Slough received this award from FSBA President Lee Swift during the conference for her work in advancing and culminating parent groups and networks including 50th No More and Fund Education Now. These parent organizations are instrumental in assisting FSBA to ensure that our voice is heard, said Lee Swift, FSBA School board chairman receives honorpresident. I am truly grateful for Bev and her leadership to ensure that the public is kept in public education. Slough represents district one on the school board and was rst elected in 2002. She is an active advocate for excellence in education throughout the state. Her passion is focused on a quality education for every child in St. Johns County and she has extended that passion to all children in Florida through her service to FSBA. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 11 Finding the right doctor just got easier.Baptist Primary Care is pleased to announce that Tessa Ricci, MD, is relocating her practice to the newly opened Bar tram Park location. Dr. Ricci 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, children and newborns W omens health services (in cluding paps) Sports and school physicals Immunizations for all ages Care for acute illnesses and minor injuries Coordination of care for chronic conditions (hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.) Minor skin proceduresSame-day appointments Tessa Ricci, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine (904) 288-5550Baptist Primary Care Bartram Park13820 Old St. Augustine Road Suite 1 Jacksonville, FL 32258 2758 Race Track Rd. in Julington Creek 32259 Plantation Publix Plaza Get noticed AGAIN! (904) 209-1320www.getpanache.com Carl Slack Clinical and School Psychology Dr. William H. EdeneldOver 40 Years Experience in the Art & Science of Educational Evalution & Psychotherapy 904-287-3887 / 352-816-0406(Just North of the Julington Creek Bridge) We continue reporting on The Wall Street Journal article of April 21, 2012, Rethinking The War On Drugs by Mark A.R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins and Angela Hawken; this is the second of a series. Previously, we reviewed new and innovative ways to ght the high cost of prosecuting alcohol-related crime. The article poses a comparison of ways to control abusive use of alcohol with ways to stem the use of illegal drugs. Citing the possibility of the loss of some liberty, the authors argue by distinguishing sharply between people who use alcohol badly and the larger population of non-problem users, [South Dakotas current experimental program] 24/7 Sobriety moves past ... banning a drug entirely or making it legal in unlimited quantities for all adults. An alternative means to the same end would require everyone buying a drink to show identi cation. A state could then make someone convicted of drunken driving or drunken assault ineligible to buy a drink just by marking his drivers license. That is pretty minimal intrusion on the liberty of people convicted of crimes and on the privacy of those who dont now get carded. The same principle of denying drugs to problem users could work for the currently forbidden drugs. Current laws already make it illegal to possess or use cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, but the risk of arrest is too low to be much of a deterrent. However, once someone has been convicted of a crime, the rules change. Abstinence can be required as a condition of pretrial release, probation or parole, and that condition can be enforced with chemical testing. Drug testing is already widespread for probation and parole, but ... lack any sort of swift, moderate penalty for detected drug use. Given the alternatives currently available issuing a warming to the relapsed drug user or sending him back to serve out his full sentence most judges and parole o cers choose the warning. Probationers quickly learn that a warning is mostly a blu and they keep on using drugs and committing crimes. Steven Alm, a circuit judge in Honolulu, ... has demonstrated that swift and certain sanctions make all the di erence. In a ... year-long trial involving hundreds of probationers, Judge Alms program, called HOPE, reduced drug use by more than 80 percent and days behind bars by more than 50 percent,... Offenders quickly learned drug use was no longer something they could get away with, and even most long-term users were able to quit. The program freed them from the cycle of use, crime, and incarceration. Having to call in every day to nd out whether it is your day to be tested turns out to be powerful help in staying clean. As one probationer told a researcher, Knowing I had to make that phone call the next morning ruining the high. What is di erent about these approaches? They recognize total trust cant be part of the equation, perhaps taking a distant page from the famous Ronald Reagan line, trust, but verify. These programs also recognize that innovation, as opposed to expensive incarceration, not only saves money for taxpayers, but has a better outcome for the people in the program, too. Florida taxpayers are paying huge sums of money annually to house prisoners who are repeat drug o enders, shutting them away from society and taking away any chance of productivity for non-violent crimes.Political CommentaryBeing clever in the war on drugsBy J. Bruce RichardsonNow is the time to explore e ective new avenues which bene t society and taxpayers. The need for vengeance in non-violent crimes should be secondary to the cost to society for that vengeance.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. Back to School GuideNow is the time to advertise your . Enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year, Dance, Gymnastics, Karate, Day Care, Schools, and more! The CreekLine of St. Johns County + ( Save 5% on Septembers ad when you book both months! Call today to reserve your ad space! 904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com Time for The CreekLines Annual on various activities to advance through the ranks of scouting, as well as serving in various community service projects. A smaller group of scouts also went camping in the Ocala National Forrest recently. These boys hiked over 18 miles along the Florida Trail while carrying all of their belongings. It is one thing to take a casual hike during the day, but quite another to do this with the additional weight of camping gear and food supplies. Scoutmaster Brian Miller always comments that there is something new to learn on every campout. As one of the participants of the hike found, it is quite di cult to properly use a hammock when the campsite doesnt have two trees close enough. All had a good time, including Rocky the Hound. Some of these boys will be doing a highadventure hike during their summer camp adventure that involves hiking for the entire week, so this weekend was great training for them.Boy Scouts cont. from page 1

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In November 2011, CMSJ entered into a purchase agreement for the Dow property, which is currently owned and operated by MOAS. Formerly known as the Old St. Augustine Village, the property is a collection of nine historic houses at the intersection of St. George, Bridge and Cordova Streets. Having spent the past six months at the Dow Museum conducting due diligence on the property and developing a master site plan, we believe more strongly than ever that this is the perfect location for the future interactive museum experience CMSJ will provide, allowing children and families to explore, interact and learn through hands-on play, said Ben Platt, CMSJs president. The museums intent is to preserve the historic integrity of the nine homes located on approximately one city block in downtown St. Augustine, while providing a new educational and cultural family resource to residents and visitors. Planned museum exhibits and programs will capitalize on the existing unique natural and historical aspects of the site. The rst phase of a capital campaign is now in full swing. CMSJ continues working to raise the remainder of the $1.5 million purchase price for the museum as well as the funds necessary to establish the exhibits. Susan Connor, acting executive director, says this is a historical moment both for St. Augustine as well as for the Childrens Museum of St. Johns. The support of the community has been fantastic! said Connor. CMSJ has raised more money in the last 60 days than during any other time period since the museum was founded in 2007. The Dow Museum property is an amazing canvas on which we will be able to design a world class museum. Not only will it serve our local community, but it will attract visitors and families from near and far.About the Childrens Museum of St. Johns: The Childrens Museum of St. Johns was founded in February 2007 by a passionate group of parents, professionals and engaged citizens and is a 501(c)3 not-for-pro t organization incorporated in the state of Florida. The planned museum will use fun, interactive exhibits to teach children about the unique historical, cultural and environmental aspects of Northeast Florida. More information on The Childrens Museum of St. Johns is available at ExploreCMSJ.org.Capital campaign now underwayThe Childrens Museum of St. Johns secures downtown location for future homePrudential Real Estate, a Brook eld Residential Property Services company, released a new national survey showing that Americans are signi cantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. According to the second-annual Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey, a full 60 percent of Americans have favorable views toward the real estate market. Thats up 8 points since last year. The survey shows that signs of increasing optimism are widespread: With interest rates at historically low levels, 96 percent agree or somewhat agree that now is a good time to buy. A full 70 percent of respondents have some degree of con dence that property values will improve over the next two years; with an 8 point increase in those very con dent or con dent compared to last year. 63 percent believe that real estate is a good investment despite the recent market volatility; thats up 11 points from last year. The survey con rms that despite the recession, homeownership remains a central part of the American Dream. Eight in 10 respondents said homeownership is very important to them; only 15 percent said the economic downturn made homeownership less important. Respondents nationally and locally told us what our sales professionals see every day that, despite recent market volatility, homeownership remains integral to the dreams of most Americans and that consumers con dence in the housing market is returning, said Denise Bash, of Prudential Network Realty. This is good news for home buyers and sellers in Jacksonville. As more people look to take advantage of historic interest rates and prices, we believe the foundation for a sustainable recovery is in sight. The survey also highlighted strong ties between homeownership and the community: 77 percent agree that homeownership strengthens a sense of community with 87 percent New poll: Americans increasingly optimistic about homeownership agreeing or somewhat agreeing that neighborhood comprised of homeowners have a stronger sense of community than neighborhoods made up mainly of renters. This is critical in an environment where two in three respondents believe community feelings in America are declining. Among the generations, 94 percent of respondents believe that nding the right home and community are crucial to helping their family be happy. Only a small minority of older Americans said the recent housing crisis made homeownership less important to them. Nearly half Gen Y respondents said it made homeownership more important. These respondents are particularly optimistic about the road ahead with 72 percent expressing favorable views about the residential real estate market. Characteristically, many of these consumers, particularly Gen Y, share a rm sense of family and community, Bash said. Its not surprising now that theyre embracing homeownership in the Jacksonville, St. Johns and St. Augustine areas and across the country to build on that sense. The survey also highlighted consumer caution in a recovering real estate market: 93 percent of respondents said that the housing crisis reminds them that they must be more careful about buying and selling property. More than 90 percent of respondents said a good real estate sales professional can help them make the right choices about homes and communities; and 71 percent believe good agent representation is more important than ever, up 4 percent from last years survey. Methodology: Interviews with 1,251 Americans who are in the market to buy or sell a home were conducted online by Palisades Media Ventures and Penn Schoen Berland, between February 10 and 20, 2012. Respondents are aged 25 to 64 with a household income of at least $50,000 and either recently bought/sold a home or are considering buying/selling a home. The margin of error is 2.8 percent for all respondents and higher for subgroups.

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 13 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 FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMISSIONISTRICTEPUBLICAN Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703 5040 (904) 287 3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans CompOver 35 Years Experience Ch ec k ou t ou r reviews and 5 S tar ratin g at Y e llo wb ook .c o m Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 Every 10 years the federal government gathers census data and the State Constitution requires that the legislature re-draw State Legislative and United States Congressional districts to evenly divide the population for representation. In 2010, a majority of Floridians passed what was billed as a fair districting amendment to our State Constitution. This amendment was promoted to reduce gerrymandering of state and federal districts. New restrictions included using county, city and geographic boundaries for district lines where possible. State Legislators were sent around the state to gather input from citizens in an open process for drawing those lines. The public submitted 175 maps of new districts to the Florida Legislature. Many communities indicated that they wanted more consolidated districts and preferred that that be contained within county boundaries. In April, the State House of Representatives redistricting map was approved by the Florida Supreme Court on a 7-0 vote as meeting the constitutional requirements. The maps of the Florida Senate were initially disapproved on 5-2 vote because it ruled that eight State Senate districts did not meet the new standard and the legislature returned to Tallahassee to make changes. Those maps have since been approved. With this redistricting set, Duval County loses two State Representative seats and one State Senate seat from its 10 member delegation, based on boundaries, not population change. Currently, St. Johns has been represented by a total of three State Senators and three State Representatives whose district contained at least some part of the county. In November, when they last met, they shared over 60 of combined state legislative experience. Under the newly drawn maps, St. Johns will only be represented by one State Senator and two State Representatives, half of the current delegation. St. Johns will have two House districts in this new scenarioone that encompasses three-quarters of the county and one centered in Flagler County that includes the lower quarter of St. Johns and upper portions of Volusia County. Those who follow the legislature realize that every bill must pass through both chambers of lawmakers in Tallahassee. Usually, bills are referred to three or four committees in each chamber. If a bill fails to pass at any stage in either house, it is dead for the year. This becomes really important when St. Johns or North Florida needs legislative support for issues that are important to us. Less representation in Tallahassee means that it will be more di cult to pass such bills. When state resources are limited, it is often a battle in the legislature to provide services to di erent regions. North Florida is in competition with Miami, Tampa and Orlando area legislators and experienced this during the legislative session when it came to projects such as protecting the St. Johns River, restoration of Government House in St Augustine, the Jacksonville Port, St. Johns Ferry and economic develop-St. Johns and North Florida shorted by legislative redistrictingBy Contributing Writer Ronald Doc Renuart, Chairman, St. Johns County Legislative Delegationment incentives for new businesses and industries. Coalitions with delegations from other North Florida counties will be necessary. St. Johns will in all likelihood have a freshman Congressman for the newly redrawn Congressional District 6. State and federal legislators often interact on behalf of constituents that they have in common. This may also a ect our representation and response from government. You all missed a great meeting of the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway (WBS&HH) Management Council on June 14. We had the largest turnout of members, new and old, in recent history and they were treated to a very lively discussion. It was a great turnout of many interested people and we welcome all of you at our next meeting on September 13. Why such a big turnout. Its simple; we had a lot to discuss in ranking and deciding what projects to pursue for the remainder of this year and early 2013. Ranking of future projects was very important because our funding from the original federal/state/county grant could be in jeopardy considering the fact St. Johns County and the state has other priorities. However, our view is that we can manage the remaining funds more e ciently than government in completing our education series of programs intended to bene t our schools and the general public. For more information on this topic please review my article in the June issue of The CreekLine and the encouragement o ered by Dr. Joyner during a School Board workshop in May. Ranking of projects has been completed and Im pleased to say that a membership drive and fund raising ranked at the top of the list. Obviously, without new members or money we wont be able to complete projects important to St. Johns County and the preservation of our history and intrinsic resources along the Scenic Highway. Next highest ranked projects are: William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.net1.Preparation of lesson plans for county schools about the historical signi cance of the William Bartram Scenic Highway. 2. Creation of a speakers bureau to bring this history to interested organizations/ groups including Chamber of Commerce and the Board of County Commissions e orts to attract business and jobs to St. Johns County 3. Educational brochures regarding historic oak trees, historical communities and the like along the St. Johns River 4. Scholarly history of western St. Johns County including pre-historic, Native American, Spanish and English occupations, the era of Stetson Kennedy and other more current developments. 5. Series of Educational videos (DVDs) regarding William Bartrams life story, Plantation era and Francis Philip Fatio as well as Native Americans. 6. Updating our website, www. bartramscenichighway.com, with topics important to business development, marketing, current events and WBS&HH strategic planning for future development. There are numerous other projects in our longer range master plan designed to protect and preserve the many intrinsic and historic resources along the scenic highway and we encourage interested residents to join us in our e orts. Memberships start at $15 for students and seniors; please call 287-5577 for a membership brochure. Our next meeting will be September 13, 2012. There was also a lengthy discussion about a pavilion/shelter to be built in Alpine Grove Park later this year. The design and functionality of the pavilion was presented by Wil Smith, director of St. Johns County Recreation and Parks. Members of our group are considering asking for changes to this Recreation and Parks plan; the possible changes will have been presented before this update is printed in July. Need to know whats changed? Send a note to me at: alabbat@ bellsouth.net at your convenience. As you guessed, were taking the summer o but I will continue these monthly updates. Thanks for reading this column and have a great summer.

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Page 14, The CreekLine July 2012 www.thecreekline.com ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTEROF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T 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 StaTHE 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. ChiropractorStop suffering from: Open Saturdays Baptist Health has been noti ed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center that it has obtained redesignation as a Magnet Health System, considered the gold standard among health care organizations for recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Currently, only seven percent of the hospitals in the United States enjoy Magnet designation. Baptist Health remains the rst and only health system in North Florida to achieve Magnet recognition as a health system. This redesignation was earned simultaneously by all ve Baptist hospitals and Baptists home health care division: Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, Wolfson Childrens Hospital and Baptist Home Health Care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is an independently governed organization within the American Nurses Association, rst granted Baptist Health the four-year Magnet designation in 2007. To earn Magnet status, organizations undergo a vigorous, multi-faceted evaluation. The renewal of our Magnet designation re ects our nursing excellence at Baptist Health, says Hugh Greene, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health. It is testimony to our ongoing commitment to providing outstanding quality care to our patients and our community. I am proud of the collaboration, leadership and dedication of our entire team as evidenced by successfully maintaining our Magnet status as a health system. Magnet recognition inWhether your original child support judgment arose from a dissolution of marriage, paternity or another action involving the support of minor children, it may be an appropriate time to seek either an upward or downward modi cation. Many people are unaware that they may be entitled to a modi cation according to Section 61.13 of the Florida Statutes upon a substantial change in the circumstances of the parties. Section 61.30 clari es the meaning of a substantial change by de ning it as a di erence of at least $50 between the existing monthly obligation and the newly calculated obligation. With the threshold for modi cation so low, any changes in employment including a promotion or period of unemployment could be considered a substantial change in circumstance. Another potential reason to request a modi cation of child support is related to the amount of visitation or timesharing a parent is currently exercising. Section 61.30 of the Florida Statutes was recently revised and states that the Court should enter child support which varies from the guideline amount whenever any of the children spend a substantial amount of time with either parent. The There are 82 million pet cats in the United States, compared with 72 million dogsmaking cats the most popular pet. Yet studies show the number of feline veterinary visits is declining steadily each year. For example, a recent industry survey revealed that compared with dogs, almost three times as many cats hadnt received veterinary care Common myths about catsBy Contributing Writer Dr. Ann Silverness, DVM, CCRT, Mandarin Landing Animal Hospital and Pet Resortin the past year. The disparity may be related to common myths about cat health, such as: Cats are naturally healthier and more problem-free than dogs Feline health problems come from outside and dont a ect indoor cats Cats will display visible signs of illness like dogs do [Excerpt from the national campaign Have we seen your cat lately?, an awareness program sponsored by a prominent veterinary supply distributor.] The truth is, cats need regular veterinary care, including semi-annual exams and vaccinations, just like dogs do. And because they are naturally adept at hiding signs of illness, annual exams are especially important for early diagnosis of health problems. Cats have as much periodontal and endodontal issues as dogs do. Cats have even higher rates of acquired kidney disease than dogs do and should be screened for as early as four years of age. Cats can have signi cant cardiac disease with minimal to no outward clinical symptoms. Vomiting is actually extremely di cult for a cat as their esophageal muscles cannot be controlled voluntarily like a dog or human. Any true vomiting in a cat is serious and should be investigated. Obesity is plaguing our pet population along with their human caretakers. Obesity is a serious risk factor for diabetes, liver disease, chronic in ammatory conditions, heart disease and cancer. Veterinarians understand how stressful bringing in a cat to the vet hospital can be. That is why cat conscious practices strive to be as cat friendly as they can. Some even have a separate entrance and waiting room for cats and dogs. Having set appointments on time, keeping the pet in the presence of the owner and handling very gently are additional ways to minimize in clinic stress. Anxiety reducing products such as Felaway Spray spritzed in the transport carrier prior to transport and/or a blanket to hide under are also good ways to minimize stress. For additional information, please contact drsilverness@ mandarinlandingah.comBaptist Health earns second Magnet recognitionvolves a rigorous review process, and the bar is set even higher for achieving redesignation, says Diane Raines, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, senior vice president and chief nursing of- cer, Baptist Health. We were able to achieve Magnet redesignation because our interdisciplinary team worked together throughout the organization to demonstrate that we can create and sustain the highest level of care for our patients. Years of work went into Baptist Healths Magnet redesignation process. More than 2,000 pages of Magnet documentation were submitted electronically to the American Nurses Credentialing Center in late 2011. In March of this year, the Magnet appraisal team interviewed more than 1,000 members of the Baptist Health sta as well as community members and board members. Magnet appraisers visited nursing units at each of Baptists ve hospitals and home health care division during a week-long site visit. Magnet redesignation recognizes that Baptist Health nurses play a critical role in ongoing e orts to improve patient care through a shared governance model. It acknowledges that their nurses are among the best in attending to patient needs, pursuing ongoing training, working as a team and giving to the community. Bene ts of the Magnet Recognition Program include improving patient care, safety and satisfaction; fostering a collaborative culture; and advancing nursing standards and practice. A growing body of research shows that hospitals with Magnet recognition outperform other hospitals in recruiting and retaining top talent. Child support modi cation explainedBy Contributing Writer Sara Beth Frazier, Esq.statute goes on to de ne a substantial amount of time as 20 percent of the overnights per year with either parent. The traditional timesharing schedule of every other weekend may qualify a parent as having a substantial amount of time especially where that parent gains additional nights during holiday and summer breaks. Most all family law attorneys are well equipped with software that can easily calculate the number of overnights a parent has according to their individual timesharing schedules and can easily calculate child support according to the parents respective percentage of overnights and current income. If you or someone you know has had a substantial change in circumstance or has substantial timesharing with their children, please contact a family law attorney to see if now may be an appropriate time to seek a modi- cation of child support. For additional information, please contact sfrazier@myjaxfamilylaw.com. 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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Children from Crookshank Elementary will receive a tote bag donated by First Florida Credit Union lled with new sneakers/shoes, clothing, socks and school supplies that the members of Helping Hands has collected. Anyone wishing to donate any new clothing items or school supplies should contact jacqphil@aol.com. Last year the group furnished new out ts for 25 children and this year, the need is even greater! Any help would be appreciated. Recently the members of Helping Hands, with the aid of local Boy Scout troops, served a meal to the homeless in St. Augustine through Dining with Dignity. Recipients enjoyed freshly grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, baked beans, tossed salad and cupcakes. Over 100 people typically take part in the nightly meal. Through Dining with Dignity, meals are provided by community groups 365 days of the year at 6:00 p.m. in St. Augustine to those in need. Helping Hands members also coordinated the Fathers Day barbeque at the Trout Creek Senior Center. Barbeque food was provided by the Council on AgAlthough Dr. William Eden eld would not trade his 40 years of experience in psychological practice for anything, he has now found what he calls the perfect life. For him, that is now practicing closer to his children and grandchildren. Licensed in both Clinical Psychology and School Psychology, he practiced in Ocala for 40 years where he worked helping adults experiencing variety of problems, couples having relationship problems and children having learning, behavioral and attention problems. He is a Board Certi ed Fellow and Diplomate in Psychotherapy and Psychodiagnostics and is the rst psychologist in the state of Florida to have received the distinguished Award of Outstanding Practice, awarded by the Florida Association of School Psychologist. Dr. Eden eld holds three graduate degrees in counseling and psychology; however, boasts that he is not a psychologist who has grown-up in the shelter of an academic bubble. He attended the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School, Army Leadership School and Army Parachute School. He also served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Marion County Sheri s Departments crisis and New psychologist nds the perfect life in Julington Creekcritical incident debrie ng team. Dr. Eden eld served as state chairperson of the FASP Ethics and Standards of Practice Committee, invited lecturer at Shands Teaching Hospital and several state universities, and is a contributor to a graduatelevel psychology textbook on psychotherapy. He also served as the Chief Supervising Psychologist for the Marion County School System and served on numerous State Department of Education committees in developing diagnostic guidelines for children having learning and behavioral problems in Florida schools. Dr. Bill, as many of his patients call him, says that, for him, the perfect life is being able to help people, while now being closer to his own family and now living in a community like Julington Creek. Look for Dr. Eden elds ad in this issue of The CreekLine.Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyouing and cooked and served by Helping Hands members. Seniors were given goodie bags with homemade soaps made by a member and the men received cards and toiletries. This is the fourth year that the group has had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with the seniors at Trout Creek. During May and June, Helping Hands members have been busy making collage placemats for the residents of Westminster Woods. Each unique permanent placemat featured a picture of the resident surrounded by greeting card circles that depicted things they liked. The group had a great time making them and tailoring them to t the personality of the resident. Thanks to everyone who donated greeting cards; over 2,000 cards were cut out and used. Helping Hands meets the last Friday of every month at Faith Community Church Community Center at 11:00 a.m. to do a small project for the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress; members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. Membership is always open. For more information, please contact jacqphil@aol.com. Ava, Alexis and Jennifer Wenkstern, Sheilah Drezienkowski and Debby Huxford with placemats. Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!National Ice Cream DayJuly 18 The third Sunday (or is it sundae?) of National Ice Cream Month, proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 If we take care of the moments, moments, the years years will take care of themselves.~Maria Edgeworth, Irish author

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Page 18, The CreekLine July 2012 www.thecreekline.com Each Primrose School is a privately owned and operated franchise. Primrose Schools, 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 School Now Enrolling Engage minds and hearts will follow.Proprietary Balanced Learning curriculum Music, Spanish, Computer Technology Ongoing customized student assessment Integrated character development program Dietician-approved meals and snacks provided Primrose School of Julington Creek904.230.2828Primrose School at St. Johns Forest904.824.1100Primrose School of Glen Kernan904.992.9002 Art of Dance www.artofdancejax.comArt of Dance oers Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Clogging, Tumbling, Competition Team, Boys conditioning, Cheerdance, and Adult Classes coming soon. Art of Dance North 11018-135 Old St Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It"904-262-2217Art of Dance South 3025 C.R. 210 Suite 102 St Augustine, Florida 32092next to "Hurricanes"904-945-6420 Registering Now for Fall Classes Registration July 14th 10:00 2:00 July is Dry Eye Awareness Month and Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons would like to education the community on prevention. Dry eye syndrome is more common than one would think. In fact, dry eye can occur when one of the eyes layers fail to produce the adequate amount of tears. This condition can be caused by multiple factors; however, the primary factors include: Age: As we get older, our eyes naturally produce fewer tears. People who are over the age of 65 are at higher risk for developing dry eye. Gender: Women are at higher risk for developing dry eye, due to hormonal uctuation during pregnancy, oral contraceptives and postmenopause. Medications: Certain medications a ect tear production and may cause dry eye. Medical conditions: Certain health issues that could cause dry eye are arthritis, diabetes, thyroid, as well as other conditions. Environment: If you are exposed to elements, such as wind or smoke, this could a ect your tear production, causing dry eye. If you live in a particularly dry climate, this could also a ect your eyes as well. Computer exposure: If you work in front of a computer, it is essential that you blink often and put eye drops in your eyes, as they will dry out. After cleaning out the garage or when we nally get around to parting with those clothes in the closet that we have been saving for ages, many of us make the trip to the Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe in the Julington Square Shopping Center. Or perhaps our journey is to cruise the aisles If These Walls Could Talk at Betty Gri n HouseBy Karl Kennell Joyce Mahr addressing attendees at If These Walls Could Talk.of the Thrift Shoppe for treasures we just have to haveit is great fun! However, do we take the time to understand the connection that the store has to Betty Gri n House and the welfare of the community? That is why on June 18, Betty Grif- n House hosted the If These Walls Could Talk tour for the community at the Outreach Center. This quarterly tour provides information on the impact that domestic and sexual abuse has on St. Johns County, a tour of the Outreach O ce and a virtual tour of the shelter. During the tour community members learn more about the vital life-saving services that Betty Gri n House provides to victims and their families. Community members can ask questions on the dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse as well as meet sta that provides these services. Betty Gri n House CEO Joyce Mahr welcomed the guests to the tour. In attendance for this most recent tour were representatives from community agencies including St. Gerard House, St. Johns County School District, St. Johns County Housing, JCP Cares and members of the Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church along with two new Betty Gri n House board members, Jason Raymond and Carrie Gainor, as well as sta and volunteers. The tour and forum gives Betty Gri n House sta an opportunity to be the voice for victims and to tell their stories this is a reality for 30 percent of women, men and children in our community. This is no longer a private family matter. Only if we talk about it can this social problem be exposed and social change can occur. Those in attendance at the tour were asked to become part of the solution to end domestic and sexual abuse in our community. So when you nally drag in those unwanted items or discover a new treasure at Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe in the Julington Square Shopping Center on the corner of Race Track Road and State Road 13, remember you are helping heal the lives of those subjected to abuse. The thrift store helps Betty Gri n House continue to provide services to the 2,500 individuals who use our services annually. All donations are accepted. More importantly if you are being abused or know someone who is being abused, take action and call the Betty Gri n House Hotline numbers at 824-1555 or 1-800-500-1119. editor@thecreekline.comThe CreekLine is seeking ve student writers for paid positions to report this school year on BTHS school sports (BTHS Sports Roundup), BTHS general school news (BTHS Happenings), Nease general school news (Nease Happenings), Creekside school sports (CHS Sports Roundup) and Creekside general school news (CHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email today!Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism?Student Writers Needed!WE are looking for YOU!July is Dry Eye Awareness Month Eyewear: It is imperative that you remove your long-term contact lenses. Leaving them in may cause dry eye. Cosmetics: It is so important that cosmetics be removed each day, as eye make-up can block ducts that help to lubricate the eye. Donald Downer, M.D., ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons states, This time of year, it is important to wear quality sunglasses that minimize the exposure of sun and wind to your eyes. Just like you would wear sun block to protect your skin, you need to wear UV sunglasses to protect your eyes. He continues, The most common complaints we hear from our patients with dry eye, are that they have irregular vision and they experience problems with tasks that require visual focus: reading, using a computer and driving. Dr. Downer summarizes, Unfortunately, there is no cure for dry eye syndrome, but, depending on severity, treatment options can range from arti cial tears to surgery, in extreme cases. We encourage all patients to have an annual eye exam and to take a proactive approach to obtain and maintain their optimal vision. Be sure to look for the Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Share your news!editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 19 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. FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMISSIONISTRICTEPUBLICAN Hard to believe the summer is quickly reaching the half-way point. Grandchildren and driving have lled my days with the arrival of number seven. The weeks in June up in Virginia were perfect. The weather was amazing, cool and dry. Felicity, Miles and I had the best time in Su olk touring the USS Wisconsin museum and watching the War of 1812 clipper ships come in. I think their favorite point was the guns ring as they came into port. Up in Fincastle the garden is spoiling us with amazing vegetables and the perfect setting to sit on the porch and read. The main distraction besides Max is the birds and the deer. You just cant beat that. As you check out books from the public library this summer, be sure to check out the outstanding books from last years Sunshine State list. Heather Stouts class read Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper and loved it. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Angleberger), Flawless Dogs (Breathed), Dark Life (Falls), Alibi Junior High (Logsted) and Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians (Sanderson) all made it on our top 15 list for this school year. This is a good time to reread the Heroes of the Olympus books by Rick Riordan; the newest one in this series will be released just as school starts. For students new to middle school that might have overlooked The Lightning Thief series this is the perfect summer read. You can read the entire series without waiting for the next book to come out. I challenge parents and students in seventh grade and up to read The Queen of Water by Laura Resau. It is the story of an Ecuadorian girl who works as a servant for a mestizo family. It is actually based on a true story. This book is a Global Read from Primary Source and there will be an online discussion in November with the author. By the time you read this I am certain I will have nished it since it is in my Kindle and I will let you know what I think in August. It has received multiple starred reviews. Summer is the time to use your imagination and delve into fantasy. There is no shortage of great books in this genre. I would like to suggest some old and some new to the list to read. The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley has been out long enough to have all nine volumes complete so you wont be left hanging. I have mentioned the Tunnels series (Gordon and Williams) before; it now has a fth book out, Spiral. Cornelia Funke is well known for both Dragon Rider and Inkheart. Her latest book is Ghost Knight, with just the perfect amount of mystery and mayhem. The Heros Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy involves princes and princesses set out to be heroes in a fast paced, funny take on the classic fairy tales where nothing is quite what it seems! John Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle SchoolStephens The Emerald Atlas is the rst book in a trilogy recommended by Brandon Mull, author of Fablehaven and the Beyonders. Deadweather and Sunrise: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 1 by Geo Rodkey is pirates and villains and a 13 year old on his own trying to save his life. Remarkable by Elizabeth Foley, recommended for eight and up, received several starred reviews. The book is lled with humor, word play, quirky characters. It is de nitely on my to read list. I havent read this one but the booktrailer grabbed my attention and it too is on my Kindle. The book is called Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Check out the book trailer http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=QOXDD3atWco My last recommendation is Rush for the Gold by John Feinstein. Feinstein has written a very timely mystery with the Olympics right around the corner.Congratulations to the 7A Julington Creek Slammers for winning the 8B district championships in Ocala on June 16! They went 3-0 averaging 12 runs per game and allowing only four runs on average against bigger and older boys. They now qualify to play in the 8B state championships in West Palm Beach. Pictured are Justin Mann, Tyler Martineau, Cole Capitano, Nathan LaFlamme, Nathan Morgan, Boston Torres, Jacob Carter, James Thompson, Hayden Gicalone, JD Hay, Eric Marichal, Brody Delamielleure, Manager Chris Thompson, Coach John Hay and Coach Mat Delamielleure Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, July 16 7 pmThis months selection is The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian. All are welcome to join us for this discussion.

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Page 20, The CreekLine July 2012 www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated 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, FAAOMPT Sports Medicine providers for Creeks Athletic Association Soccer. Physical Therapy Sports Performance Pilates Mathematics Tutor ( 904 ) 307-4858 steven.newton@comcast.net y x m2=x All Levels through CalculusDont let your child struggle with Math. Newcomers of North St. Johns has welcomed many new members this past year, those recently new to the St. Johns area or experiencing a life change (retirement, loss of a spouse, etc.) or just wanting to make some new friends. Through attendance at the monthly meeting/luncheon/program events and choosing different kinds of monthly activities that are o ered, members become acquainted with the many facets of the community. But Newcomers not only welcomes new people to the community, they also help support their new community. At the end of their 2011-2012 season, the club made several charitable donations. Combining successful members participation in the ra es and donated used book sales, the board voted to use those funds for donations to: 1.) Backpacks for Blessing, lling four separate weekend Hickory Creek Elementary School participated in Goodwills Bag It Up Drive held on May 11. For having such a successful drive, Goodwill awarded the student council $1000 and four tickets to both Walt Disney World and The Alligator Farm. The school had to Hickory Creek Elementary School bags it up for GoodwillBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argott have 60 percent participation in order to win the awards. Of the 10 schools involved, Hickory Creek Elementary had the highest participation rate of 84 percent. Headed by Coach Matt Mecke and Kathy Young, the student council members encouraged everyone to donate at least one item. The drive supported Goodwill of North Florida and their mission to help those with employment barriers to nd jobs. Last year, the Goodwill placed approximately 11,000 people in meaningful employment. Thank you to all the teachers, sta and students who participated. And congratulations to the Panky family for winning the Disney World ticket drawing and the Hughes family for winning the drawing for the tickets to The Alligator Farm. Shelby Scanlon, a sophomore at Creekside High School and a NW St. Johns County resident, knows how hard work and dedication can pay o Scanlon is a level 9 competitive gymnast who trains at Gymnastics Unlimited located on the Westside of Jacksonville. After school she travels to the gym which is 50 miles round trip. She works out four hours a day until 8:30 p.m. ve days a week all year round! Scanlon maintains a 4.0 GPA and devotes her life to setting and Local student is an accomplished gymnastachieving goals. In April, Scanlon competed at the Florida state level and placed third on beam and fth all around. She quali ed to compete at a regional level. At the regional meet she placed rst on beam, second on bars and fourth place all around which quali ed her to represent the region at a National Level. On May 3, 2012, Scanlon competed at the 2012 Womens Gymnastics Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships held in Landover, Maryland. She placed third on beam and ninth place all around. Scanlon was incredibly excited and proud to represent her gym and honored to represent her region on a National Level. She looks forward to learning new skills over the summer months and competing at a level 10 next season.Newcomers provide charitable fundsBy Contributing Writer Marcia Smithfood-backpacks for all of next school year for a childs family at a St. Johns county school; 2.) Dining with Dignity, sponsoring a complete dinner for the homeless on August 30 in St. Augustine; and 3.) COTA for Alex Fast, funds to Childrens Organ Transplant Association designated by name for Alex Fast who lives in St. Johns County and has just been accepted at Miami Childrens Hospital for a liver transplant. Our next season begins with a meeting/luncheon/program on September 25. For information about membership in Newcomers of North St. Johns, please e-mail Sue at sjaird@comcast. net.The Newcomers of North St. Johns elected and crowned their of cers for the 2012-13 season Queens for the Year. From left to right are Alexa Endes, president; Ann Palmieri, treasurer; Teresa Mendez, secretary and Linda Beard, vice president. Photo by Jo-Anne Laird Advertise your business!LG@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 21 LEARNING IS ALL AROUND. NOW ENROLLING!The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems Inc. 2009 License #C07SJ0053 ASK ABOUT OURFLEXLEARNING PROGRAM 100 Julington Plaza Drive Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. Protecting What Matters Most www.varsit y insuranceagenc y .com Fin d us on Face b oo k Serving Mandarin and Julington Creek Since 1990 268-6365 Dr. Jenny Preer Purposefully limited practice providing the time, energy & attention you deserve North Florida Coaching North Florida Counseling & Mediation Services, LLC (904) 701-8255 www.northcoaching.com www.northcounseling.comCounseling is available for individuals (18+), couples, and families working through various issues. FL Supreme Court Certied Family Mediation Services creates personal solutions for both on-going and potential legal conicts, including child timesharing agreements. Coaching creates strategies and action plans that move you toward your goals. It is for people who want to do something more. I help students (16+) and adults dene educational, career & personal goals and create plans to overcome the obstacles in their way. Licensed Counselor, Family Mediator, Coach Everyone held their breath as the 1922 Chickering baby grand piano was dismantled and rolled onto the elevator and then into the auditorium at the St. Johns County School District. The 90-year-old, dark mahogany piano was donated to the St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) through an estate sale. The SJCEF decided it would be a wonderful addition to the Arts Alive program, which had its inaugural event this May. The executor of the estate sold everything in his late fathers home, but stipulated that the baby grand had to go to a non-pro t organization. When Dr. Mildred Koger, one of this years Arts Alive performing arts judges, heard about the provision she immediately thought the SJCEF would be the perfect recipient. I am so grateful that Dr. Koger thought of us as a bene ciary of the beautiful Chickering, said Donna Lueders, the executive director of the SJCEF. It is just what we need for our Arts Alive auditions, master classes and per-90-year-old piano brings history and character to Arts Alive Jacob Fouts-DPT, CSCS graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. His undergraduate studies were completed at St. Ambrose University where he earned a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Human Performance. While at St. Ambrose University, Fouts was an active student athlete, playing football for four years and participating for two years in track and eld at the NAIA level. Fouts is a certi ed strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, focusing on applying scienti c knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Sports Physical Therapy Section. Welcome, Dr. Fouts formances that will take place throughout the coming school year. Floridas humidity has taken its toll on the piano, leaving the old wood molded and warped. As such, the rich mahogany and original ivory keys are in need of extensive repair. Of the original 88, only 73 discolored ivory keys remain, with a dozen more lying on the music rack in a Ziploc bag. Restoration and refurbishing was quoted at $1,700. We want this piano to be a special part of Arts Alive, but without the assistance from our community we may not be able to incur all of the costs to repair it, explained Lueders. We are asking the music lovers and education supporters, along with anyone else, to consider making a contribution to help get this rich piece of history back into playing condition. Arts Alive gave over 200 students in St. Johns County the amazing opportunity to showcase their talents in the areas of visual and performing arts over the past six months. Many of these students had never publicly shown their artwork or performed on stage, but through Arts Alive they had the opportunity to step out of their comfort zones and experience something new. The spark that was lit in some of the students after seeing the impact of their talent is what the Arts Alive program is all about. This piano will open up more opportunities for SJCEF to further the program and ignite that same passion for creativity in more students. If you are interested in making a nancial contribution toward the restoration of the 1922 Chickering baby grand piano, please contact the SJCEF by calling 547-7120 or emailing luederd@stjohns.k12. .us.Congratulations to JCP CARES!NW St. Johns Countys own JCP CARES recently received a $13,000 grant from Newmans Own Foundation to support the good works that they are doing!

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Page 22, The CreekLine July 2012 www.thecreekline.com Finding the right doctor just got easier.Baptist Primary Care is pleased to welcome Lara Church, MD, to its Hilden Road practice. Dr Church is dedicated to your familys health through every stage of life and ready to provide you with a medical home. Services include: Well visits for adults, adolescents and children Care for minor injuries Coordination of care for chronic conditions (diabetes, hyper tension, etc.) ImmunizationsSame-day appointments Rashmi Schramm, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Lara Church, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine Erich Schramm, MD Board-Certified, Family Medicine 825-1941Baptist Primary Care Hilden Road141 Hilden Road Suite 201 Jacksonville, FL 32081 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. Now Enrolling for Summer Camp and Fall Riding lessonsAmy B arnett C erti e d R i d ing I nstr uc tor by the Am eri c an R i d ing I nstr uc tor A sso c iation Gingerbread Acres, LLC 12567 Al a dd in Rd. J ack son v i ll e Fl ori d a 32223904-654-3561 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 Working collaboratively with St. Johns County Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition, the Enterprising Womens Leadership Institute, Inc. (EWLI) launched a successful Key West get-away ra e culminating at its June Leadership Roundtable meeting at The Columbia Restaurant in historic St. Augustine. The purpose of the ra e was to raise money to support a homeless family currently working with the Homeless Coalition. This is the same family EWLI adopted for its 2012 charitable focus. Each year, EWLI selects a major charitable organization to assist in several ways, such as providing food and clothing, underwriting costs for books and sponsoring events that draw attention to the needs of community charities. We are grateful to the work of the Homeless Coalition, states Jeanne Moeller, chair of the Key West Ra e. Without the Homeless Coalitions community outreach, many families would su er dire consequences, especially the children. The Coalition helps families get back up on their feet and become part of the community again. The Key West Get-Away Ra e raised $1,845 for the Homeless Coalition. Vicky Oakes, St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections and speaker at the June leadership roundtable luncheon, drew the winning ticket. The winner, Betty Herendeen, the community coordinator at Allegro Senior Housing, was thrilled to have her ticket drawn. We are pleased to support a worthy organization like the Homeless Coalition, states Marilyn Wiles, founder of EWLI. Beginning with the return to Daylight Savings Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week: Homes with odd number addresses: Wednesday/ Saturday Homes with even number addresses: Thursday/ SundayA message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...water less Visit www. oridaswater.comRestrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities.Water for no more than one hour per zone .Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PM EWLI supports family via Homeless Coalition donationThe board of directors and its membership take community leadership seriously and being in the forefront of collaborative voluntarism represents one of those serious responsibilities. Working together, we feel it is a win-win for both organizations. The Enterprising Womens Leadership Institute, Inc. o ers a range of opportunities to learn about the community and network with its leaders. For more information about membership, please contact Cinda Ebner at clhe_edu@yahoo.com.Board Member Susan James; Jeanne Moeller, Raf e Chair; Margaret Wiles; Betty Herendeen, Raf e Winner; Terry Skulavik, Homeless Coalition; Cathie Grexa; Chris Man and Marilyn Wiles.Teen Craft Program: Dream Catcher Thursday, July 19 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibraryTeens in grades 6-12 are invited to come in and make a dream catcher so that all your dreams will be sweet! All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 827-6960 to reserve your space.

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Back Row: Kristina Freeman (Artist), Merary Betancourth (Assistant), Blair McKinnerney (Assistant), Paula Snellings (Top Stylist), Carl Slack (Top Stylist), Carolina Torres (Artist) 904-209-13202758 Racetrack Road Publix Plantation Plaza Tues Fri 9-8 & Sat 9-7$10 Off Any style or serviceexpires 8/31/12 Animal Medical Clinic at St. Johns2245-102 County Road 210W 904-827-1401 40% OFFYour Pets First Exam NEW CLIENTS ONLY I must admit my discovery of DeLand, Florida, was totally by accidentbut I will be back! Its just a little drive from here and it sure beats the tra c jams and ticket prices at the theme parks further south. Our day in DeLand happened during our rst road trip with our new puppy Augie Doggy. He had been a real heathen ever since we got him the rst of the year and we had not allowed him to be out in public. In early April he began trying to go to our beat so to speak and we thought we would take a trial run and go to Daytona Beach for a family Spring Break. To give The Aug an outing we got up early one morning and drove over to Blue Springs State Park to exercise and see the springs. This was a winner idea! The park has plenty of hiking and walking trails and the springs swimming area is adjacent to a huge picnic ground which is completely covered by a canopy of old oak trees. We spread out a blanket and put the puppy on it with his toys and had a great time people watching. Our Hispanic neighbors next to us were having a gourmet cookout complete with fresh skirt steaks and cilantrothey even gave me the recipe! As we headed back to Daytona we decided to go the scenic route and not take the Interstate which took us through the heart of downtown DeLanda photo opportunity in itself! I almost broke my neck when we went down Main Street and passed all the little boutiques and restaurants. Then we hit the campus of Stetson University and its beautiful historic buildings. I decided then and there we would be back! Less Augie Baptist Health Foundation announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Tabitha Furyk and Susan Smathers. Furyk is a philanthropist, community volunteer and childrens health advocate. She is a member of the PGA TOUR Wives Association and co-founder of These Kids Can Play for THE PLAYERS Championship. She serves on the board of directors of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida and chairs annual fundraising events for the Community PedsCare program. She is also an active member on the board for Blessings in a Backpack, as well as a volunteer for the program. In 2010, she and her husband founded the Jim Best Native Plants for Coastal Landscaping is the program for the meeting of the Florida Native Plant Society. The local Sea Oats chapter meets at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall, located at 2200 A1A South in St. Augustine. Renee Stambaugh, a lifelong resident of North Florida, will discuss native plants suitable for coastal landscapes. She completed the University of Floridas Master Gardener Program in 1999 and is a founding member and past president of the Sea Oats chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and member of the National Audubon Society. Stambaugh has an extensive knowledge in the eld of native plants. The Lifestyle GuruDay trippin to DeLand!By Joy HartleyDoggy! When I came home I researched DeLand on the internet and found more out about this little gem in central Florida. This was the rst community to receive the MainStreet designation in 1997 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation Society. MainStreet DeLand holds over 50 events each year to include the famous Fall Festival held in November. There are six museums in town, numerous specialty shops and more restaurants than your palate can contend with, all in walking distances from each other. But if you are more the outdoorsy kind, continue down U.S. Highway 17 a little ways to DeLeon Springs for canoeing and kayaking and paddleboat activities in the 73 degree waters. This workout would be a must if you start your day eating pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant on the corner! Oh! You could end the day by taking advantage of the world class skydiving facilities in DeLand which is also known as the Sky Diving Capital of the world! See what I told youthis is a little gem of a place! Just go to Mainstreetdeland.org or Discoverdeland.org for more information. Speaking of pancakes, I must share with you our familys favorite recipe. Julias Pancakes 2 cups biscuit mix 1 egg 1/2 cup oil 1 cups club soda Combine all ingredients dont over mix! Pour in hot skillet. These are so u y!Foundation announces new Board of Trustees membersand Tabitha Furyk Foundation, which serves indigent children and families. The Furyks established it as a way to give back after Jim Furyks success as a professional golfer. The Furyks have two children and they live in Ponte Vedra Beach. Susan Gamble Smathers is an attorney, philanthropist and cultural leader. She chaired both the 2000-01 Florida Forum and the 2003 Art and Antiques Show and is the immediate past president of The Womens Board of Wolfson Childrens Hospital. She is also a former president of the Museum of Science and Historys board of trustees and a former president of the Florida Blue Key Alumnae Association. She has also served on the boards of the American Cancer Society, Jacksonville Symphony, Jacksonville Public Library Foundation and Agnes Scott College. She is married to former State Senator and Secretary of State Bruce Smathers. The Smatherses have one son, Bruce, Jr. and they live in Ortega. Tabitha and Susan are both wonderful leaders, exceptionally generous and steadfastly devoted to our community, says Marlene Spalten, executive director of Baptist Health Foundation. Our entire board looks forward to working with them to advance Baptist Healths mission and to improve health care for people of all ages throughout our community.Native Plant Society meets July 17In 2009, Stambaugh received a prestigious Northeast Region Graduate Recognition Award from the Florida Master Naturalist Program, University of Florida IFAS Extension. This program is free and Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism? Then WE are looking for YOU!The CreekLine is seeking ve student writers for paid positions to report this school year on BTHS school sports (BTHS Sports Roundup), BTHS general school news (BTHS Happenings), Nease general school news (Nease Happenings), Creekside school sports (CHS Sports Roundup) and Creekside general school news (CHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email us today! editor@thecreekline.comStudent Writers Needed! The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.com open to the public. For more information, please visit www.fnps.org or call 3472704.

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Page 24, The CreekLine July 2012 www.thecreekline.com Whether you need a question answered, a problem solved, or a claim reported, my job is to make it happen. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY. Being there is why Im here.P097193.1 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com Grow Stronger, Live longer! Yoga Den Studio First Class Free Yoga Basic Workshop July 21st 1-4 PM 200 hr Teacher Training 3 week Summer Intensive begins July 9th9 weekend 2012/2013 begins August 25/26yoga-den.com www.yoga-den.com 268-8330 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, just south of I-295 across from Walmart Yoga Basics Mind Body Power Yoga Yogalates Teacher Training Nowis the timeto make your move. Conventional and Jumbo Loans USDA Rural Developement Construction to Perm FHA and VA Loans Condo Loans Fixed or Adjustable Rates First Federal offers: All loans subject to credit underwriting and approval. Please contact a mortgage originator for more details on available loan programs. Contact Scott Neeley This months movie review belongs to the lm Men in Black 3, an action lm for adults and teens. Aliens, aliens, everywhere, even on the moon. In a specialty prison, Boris the Animal, performed by Jemaine Clement, is an alien who shoots dartlike projectiles from his palms. He plans his escape so he can go back and kill the man who destroyed one of his arms. That man is Agent K, portrayed as veteran K by Tommy Lee Jones and young K by Josh Brolin. When word of his escape is released, Agent K does not share past adventures with his partner Agent J, played by Will Smith, straining their relationship. The next day in the MIB o ce, suddenly no one but Agent J knows who Agent K is; all of the other MIB agents only know that such an agent died in 1969. Boris the Animal must go back in time to complete his plan and that time is 1969. Agent Js mission is to go Wild res are a natural phenomenon that each year destroy homes, lives and can result in death. While many wild res are caused by nature, the majority of wild res are initiated by humans. Seventy- ve percent of wild res are triggered by people being irresponsible. According to the article, Wild re Prevention Tips: Protect your Home and Property, most wild res are caused by people burning debris, vehicle exhaust, sparks from trains and heavy equipment, camping, smoking and arson. Avoid a wild re in your neighborhood this re season, remember these preventative tips: Clear the site of your camp- re down to bare soil only Avoid parking your vehicle on dry grass Always use noncombustible The last scores for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) show that St. Johns County students continue to score well above the state average at every level. On the Sunshine State Standards (SSS), which are required skills for graduation, St. Johns County students scored in the Movie ReviewMen in Black 3Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld. Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Jemaine Clement. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) St. Johns students again perform well above state average on FCAT top three in reading and math at every grade level among all 67 Florida school districts. Students also ranked rst or second in the state in 14 out of 16 grade-level categories. FCAT Science was given to students in fth and eighth grades. St. Johns County fth graders ranked rst in back in time to save K. In this time-travel pursuit, J will learn answer some questions regarding his own past as he sees how K becomes the man he is in the future. This lm, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, is fast-paced and entertaining in the action and comedy delivered by Will Smith, his straight men and the many aliens. Josh Brolin also provided a fabulous performance as young K; his timing, syntax and expressions mirror what Tommy Lee Jones would have looked like if he played the part. The special e ects and alien development are as always scary and hilarious at the same time for many of these creatures. For a prequel-sequel, it is a summer winner of the light and funny variety with just enough action to keep it stimulating. The motorized unicycles were very cool and made me hope someone would market that. An enjoyable lm all around.Safety Series: Wild re prevention By Contributing Writer Meghan Bender, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundationmaterials that are re resistant on your home Dont throw a lit cigarette out of your car window Use caution when operating welding torches, chainsaws and other equipment that may spark Never drive your car through tall grass Clean your roof and gutters frequently of leaves, pine needles and other ammable items Always keep a bucket of water nearby your camp re and do not leave it unattended Be sure your yard is clear of debris Never leave an ignited, hot grill unattended These safety tips are brought to you as part of the prevention and education mission of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. the state, and eighth graders ranked second in the state. The FCAT, which assesses reading, math and science skills, was given in April to students in grades three through 10 throughout the state. Achievement levels range from one to ve, with Level 3 being considered pro cient. The test is part of a statewide e ort to increase student performance and school accountability. I am in nitely proud of the e orts of our teachers, students and curriculum sta said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner. Even with the raised cut scores we continue to elevate our performance as a district. This is a testament to the hard work and ability of students and sta to rise to the challenge of this increased rigor in academic assessments. 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 810-6694Knights of Columbus cont. from pg. 1particularly the children. All of us at Morning Star School are eternally grateful to the Lord, Knights of Columbus and the community for this very generous donation, Brock said. Morning Star School is a special education school of the Diocese of St. Augustine. At Morning Star School children with mental disabilities are given a meaningful educational experience. These learning challenged students reap the bene ts of an atmosphere of values, nurturing love, personal development and creativity. Judging from the smiles and looks upon the faces of the students as they go about their learning experience, one cant help but feel that they have discovered a joy in learning. Brock concluded her remarks with, This very generous donation of $2,000 will allow us to improve the educational technology accessible to our students. DOSA Camps is part of the ministry for persons with disabilities of the Diocese of St. Augustine. Camp I am Special is particularly of interest to the Brother Knights, as several Brother Knights have children of their own who attend or have attended Camp I Am Special as well as the other two camps, Camp Promise and Camp Care. All of these camps are held each summer at Marywood Retreat in the Switzerland neighborhood. The Brother Knights of Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council thank you for your generous donations over the years to help these worthy e orts to improve the lives of these young people with intellectual disabilities. They ask that in October when you see them standing outside of the Publix stores on State Road 13 and Race Track Road, cheerfully wearing those bright yellow vests and clutching that vivid yellow milk jug, you stop chat a bit and drop a little bit of change into the jug. After all, 100 percent of that change does go a long way. Happy Summer!from your friends at The CreekLine

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 25 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 (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 On May 15 through 18 at YMCA Camp Immokalee in Keystone Heights, more than 100 children with close relatives living with multiple sclerosis connected and shared their experiences as part of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapters MS Kids Camp Program. This annual weekend retreat was held in collaboration with the Societys Mid Florida Chapter and provided learning opportunities and memories for children ages seven through 13 who have a parent or relative with multiple sclerosis. For many children who have a close family member with multiple sclerosis, expressing themselves without feeling sel sh or guilty can be di cult. To address their need for support, the North Florida Chapter hosts MS Kids Camp annually and children can be registered to attend for free. Looking for a two-day getaway right in your backyard? Come join the St. Johns Riverkeeper this October on our bi-annual Eco-Heritage boat tour, a two-day boat cruise along the beautiful St. Johns River through Palatka and Sanford. For over 10 years, the St. Johns Riverkeeper has taken Children a ected by MS connect at annual kids campThe camp featured water sports, MS education, art therapy from Art with a Heart and a carnivalthemed dance party with food provided by Panda Express. Kids also enjoyed educational activities such as the MS Experience, which simulates what it can be like to have multiple sclerosis. Angel Flight Southeast, a non-pro t volunteer pilot group, ew nine children out to Camp Immokalee for free. The National MS Society North Florida Chapter o ers programs like these year-round to the18,000 individuals affected by MS in North Florida. Funds raised by annual events such as MuckRuckus MS, Walk MS and Bike MS contribute to National MS Society research and programs and services. This year, Rotaract of Floridas First Coast raised $4700 for the North Florida Chapter through its Bounce MS event in March to help send kids to camp. To nd out more about the National MS Society North Florida Chapter visit nationalMSsociety.org/FLN.St. Johns Riverkeeper announces next Eco Heritage boat trip By Contributing Writer Taylor L. Filaroskigroups of 50 on a guided tour of the St. Johns, through beautiful springs, lakes and historic parks. Your trip aboard the S.S. Water Taxi includes stops at Blue Springs, Murphy Island State Park and Hontoon Island State Park, with mini excursions through Dunns Creek, Lake George (the second largest freshwater lake in Florida) and Lake Monroe. Package includes a picnic barbeque lunch and a lunch in Welaka and a catered pavilion lunch while exploring preserved Indian midden grounds on Hontoon Island. The night is spent at the familyowned Blairs Jungle Den with a river view from every room in Astor for a real Old Florida experience! The boat will deliver you a fresh seafood dinner at the Blackwater Inn from right across the river. Learn the history of the St. Johns from historians and time travelers discussing how William Bartram would have experienced the river in the early 18th century. Keynote speaker Bill Belleville, an award winning environmental writer and lmmaker from Sanford, will relay the natural and cultural history of the river from a uniquely naturalist point of view. Bellevilles latest work includes a lm entitled In Marjories Wake, which traces the real life journey of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings on the St. Johns and Salvaging the Real Florida: Lost and Found in the State of Dreams. Folk historian Bill Dreggors will also join the trip and tell tales of growing up barefoot in central Florida. Dont forget your camera! Alligators and wildlife are abundant on this trip. Let the lure of oating down the river and enjoying the beautiful natural scenery convince you that this is one trip worth taking! Two trips are available for the St. Johns Riverkeeper EcoHeritage Boat Tour: October 11 and12 from Palatka to Sanford or October 13 and 14 from Sanford to Palatka. The cost is $325 per person. Please contact Shannon Blankinship (Shannon@ stjohnsriverkeeper.org, 904-2567613) for more information and to reserve your spot today! Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: July11 New: July 19 First Quarter: July 26 Full: August 2

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Page 26, The CreekLine July 2012 www.thecreekline.com Must present ad Valid until 8/15/12If you think the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest Virginia are populated with rural hillbillies, think again. This corner of the state radiates around a modern metropolitan city, Roanoke, known for its advanced healthcare and the surrounding slew of colleges, museums and small towns. Virginias Blue Ridge epitomizes the 43year-old slogan, Virginia is for Lovers, by encouraging couples, as well as individuals, families and groups to live out their passions for history, heritage, music, food and all the things that make life meaningful. The bucolic hills, valleys and streams call to artisans of all types and a visit is most pleasant. Roanoke, the Star City of the South, boasts a revitalized and vibrant downtown. Much of the energy resonates from the bustling farmers market, which ironically is the oldest and longest running in Virginia. Farmers o er local produce and handmade goods to customers seven days a week and shoppers stroll upscale boutique shops and dine at non-chain restaurants and bars. The eye-catching new Taubman Museum of Art looks like a sleek Frank Gehry building youd nd in New York. Inside it brims with colorful multi-media works. Down the street, the Virginia Museum of Transportation highlights the citys connection with railroads. My favorite museum was the O. Winston Link, an assemblage of photographs by the masterful shooter who was Troop 110 with Scout Master Wayne Dealing has really been busy recently at Julington Creek Elementary School! They have created a colorful 27 feet long by 18 feet wide map of the United States. The project was led by Alex Leonard, a rising senior at Creekside, as part of his Eagle Scout requirements. Not only is this a colorful mural of the United States, but its also a great academic tool for the school. Troop members Ethan Klinger, Connor Dealing, Matthew Walsh, Patrick Walsh, Josh Danese, John Garner, Jerry Garner, Todd Leonard, Marisa Leonard, George Biastre and John Battan helped to complete the project. Pictured are Leonard along with Dian McLeods class on the last day of school.Ingrid Gri ns annual Papa Johns Typing Challenge was held on Thursday, May 31 and the results are in! Thirteen students quali ed for the typing nals by typing 35 wpm or higher with at least 85 percent accuracy. The top six nalists won a Papa Johns pizza and seven students beat Gri n winning a Tshirt too! Thank you to Papa Johns and TCBY for their support with the contest. The top nalists were: Victoria Lleventman, 59 wpm/98 percent accuracy; Simon DeRienzisl, 56 wpm/100 percent accuracy; Spencer Remington, 53 wpm/98 percent accuracy; Gracie Richburg, 53 wpm/100 percent accuracy; Naafay Fazli, 51 wpm/100 percent accuracy; and Christina Spencer, 51 wpm/96 percent accuracy.Virginias Blue Ridge a beautiful delightBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com JCE holds annual Beat Ms. Gri n Typing Challenge enamored with trains. His lighting techniques were decades ahead of current wireless ash systems and are must-see for photo enthusiasts and anyone reminiscent for railroadings glory days. A car trip along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway leads to outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping and shing. The overlooks are especially glorious in the fall and spring. Shimmering Smith Mountain Lake, a 20,000-acre body of water with 500 miles of shoreline, hosts numerous festivals, boat shows and shing tournaments. National Parks rarely disappoint travelers with their combined presence of history and outstanding natural settings. Franklin Countys Booker T. Washington National Monument is no exception. A rst rate introductory movie painlessly educates visitors about Overlooking the Roanoke Valley.the man and the rural setting, which includes farm animals, engages children. Bluegrass, country music and dance breathe from the hills and are an integral rib of the community. Explore the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail and hear performances in venues every day of the week. Check out the Blue Ridge Institute for authentic crafts, living history workshops, hands-on learning, and yes, displays on moonshining. If you have teens considering an out-of-state college, a trip to Virginia will introduce a plethora of ne choices. Driving from Jacksonville takes about nine to 10 hours, so is best split over two days; perhaps include a side trip to Charleston or Charlotte. Whatever the reason or the season, Virginias Blue Ridge are a national treasure. The CreekLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@thecreekline.com Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: July11 New: July 19 First Quarter: July 26 Full: August 2

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 27 Faith News www.RiverofLifeUMC.comBabylon will be held nightly at River of Life UMC, July 29 Aug. 2. We will begin each evening at 6:15p.m. and end at 8:45p.m. Registration is done by visiting our website, www.rolumc.com. Follow the VBS link and sign up today! Participants must be 3 yrs old (by 3/1/12) through rising 8th grade. A fee of $15.00 per child/$30.00 family max will apply. Join us in our NEW building on Sundays at 9:30am! VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org St Francis In-The-FieldEpiscopal ChurchChristian Formation 8:45am (September May) Sunday Service 10:00amChildrens Chapel and Nursery Available895 Palm Valley Rd (1 mile east of US1)615-2130 I want cremation.$650Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809Sunday Morning 10 am @ Timberlin Creek Elementary School 555 Pine Tree Lane St. Augustine, FL 32092 904-535-5636 St Looking for a place to belong? We are looking for you. www.familylifefellowshipjax.com FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMISSIONISTRICTEPUBLICAN A Memorial Service for Robert Bob N. Keathley, 65, was held on Sunday, July 1 at 9:45 a.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church. Bob passed away suddenly Saturday, June 23, 2012. Bob was born in Tampa, Florida and has lived in St. Johns County since 2001. He was a veteran, serving three years in the United States Army and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a bachelor of science degree in 1971. He retired as vice president of Hydro Aluminum of North America St. Augustine, formally VAW of America, in 2004. He was a member of Geneva Presbyterian Church. Bob is preceded in death by his father, Miles N. Keathley and is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna. In lieu of owers, please make donations to the Robert Keathley Memorial Fund at Geneva Presbyterian Church, 1755 State Road 13, St. Johns FL 32259. ObituaryBabylon Vacation Bible School will be held nightly at River of Life UMC from July 29 through August 2 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Registration is online at www.rolumc.com beginning June 1. Participants must be three years old (by March 1, 2012 and fully potty trained) through rising eighth grade. A fee of $15 per child ($30 family maximum) will apply for the weeks event. River of Life UMC is located at 2600 Race Track Road in St. Johns. For additional information, please call 230-2955. St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church is o ering a parents Morning Out program for the 2012-2013 school year. If your child(ren) are between 12 months and four years old they can be enrolled in our program. The program runs on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The children are taught di erent prayers and bible verses and do this while having lots of fun. The goal of the program is to help develop and increase their Christian beliefs while giving parents a few children-free hours. The sta has been highly trained and many of them belong to St. Francis. Please consider having your little one(s) participate in what we believe is a great program. Please contact the church at 615-2130 for more information. River of Grace Christian invites you to join us at 6200 State Road 13 North in St. Johns County. We are located between the Shands Bridge and Pacettis Campground on State Road 13. Our Sunday morning begins with a teen Bible study at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Praise and Worship service at 10:00 a.m. We strive to live out our name and be a River of Grace to our community! We love the Lord Jesus and want to share His message of love and hope with everyone. Please come and worship with us soonwe would By nature, Im a perfectionist. I enjoy clean spaces, I do my best at every task Im given and I dont like to be interrupted whether Im talking, writing, cleaning or teaching. And God, in His in nite wisdom, gave me six very talkative, very busy children. Very funny, God. Let me tell you, the spotless house and never being interrupted went out the door pretty early on. But my desire for those things is deeply entrenched. When I only get three words out before someone nishes my sentence or asks a totally unrelated question, I dont just get a little irritated. I feel annoyed. I feel angry. I hate to tell you this, but it gets much uglier. I would rather clear the clutter o the counter and put the Loving Family dollhouse in order than play dolls with my little loving family. In short, I am sel sh. I much prefer to accomplish my goals than to pour myself into loving my littles. I confess this to you for two reasons: one is to dispel the idea that moms of many are inherently patient. No, were really not. Patience is a daily challenge for me. Times six. But I am a strong believer that every cloud has a silver lining or to use Biblical terms, all things work for the good of those who love God. How does having twice as many kids help me to Purposeful ParentingLoving your Littles By Allie Olsengrow in patience? I may learn patience a little quicker because I have twice as many chances to practice! The second reason for my confession is to encourage you! If I, a sel sh perfectionist, can learn to love my littles and all the messes that accompany them, anyone can! Ill share a few of my secrets to loving little angels (and monsters): Stop. Yes, stop whatever youre doing and give them your attention. Play, take a walk or read a book. Just do something together. Involve them in what youre doing. Sure, it takes twice as long to make dinner with help so start early and include a job the littles can help with. Mine love to make salads (I chop, they layer and toss), stir, wash veggies in the sink... be creative! Be interrupted. As often as you are able, be available when youre asked. Take not right now and in a minute out of your vocabulary! Tie the shoe, brush the dolls hair, look at the LEGO creation.Editors Note: Allie Olsen will be sharing more on Loving your Littles as it relates to homeschooling at the HERI convention Friday, July 13 at 4:30 p.m. (www.herijax.com). If you go, please say hello! Your ad could be in the next issue! Call Linda Gay today! 287-4913LG@RTPublishinginc.com love to have you! Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group on July 16 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This support group is for parents and caregivers who have experienced the loss of a child. The event will take place at the Haven o ce located at 200 Southpark Boulevard, Suite 207 in St. Augustine. For more information, please contact the local o ce at 810-2377.(NewsUSA) For people with diabetes, taking a multivitamin every day can mean much more than a little protection against the common cold. Research is nding that multivitamins can be the rst line of defense against many di erent types of infections, including respiratory infections and in uenza. Once a person with diabetes gets an infection, its much harder for them to get rid of it, and it can lead to dire consequences, even death, says Registered and Certi ed DietitianNutritionist Debra Spector. Taking a special diabetes Got diabetes? Take your multivitamin multivitamin, usually found in the diabetes section of a drugstore, not the vitamin section, allows a diabetic person to be proactive with their health, and avoid nutrient de ciencies that can lead to problems. Because of the nature of the disease, its not uncommon for diabetics to experience nutrient de ciencies. Diabetes medications and frequent urination can lead to the loss of vital nutrients that protect the body. Since there are many health risks that can result from vitamin and mineral de ciencies, I encourage my diabetic patients to nd a multivitamin supplement with more potent levels of important nutrients to meet their needs, says Spector. Learn more about Multibetic and other diabetic products at www.diabeticproducts.com.

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(ARA) Summer vacation gives children a break from schoolwork, but for many, their participation in sports will continue in warm weather months. Parents, coaches and players need to keep injury prevention in mind to ensure sports stay safe and fun throughout the summer. In a new survey commissioned by Safe Kids Worldwide and Johnson and Johnson, Coaching Our Kids to Fewer Injuries: A Report on Youth Sports Safety, parents report one in three kids who play team sports sustain injuries severe enough to require medical attention. The reports ndings are particularly alarming because experts tell us more than half of these injuries are preventable, says Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. There is a gap between what we as coaches and parents can do to keep our kids safe and what were actually doing. With some simple precautions, we can change these troubling statistics and keep our kids healthy and enjoying the bene ts of sports. Safe Kids shares some advice for parents and coaches to help kids avoid injury while playing sports this summer: Before the game begins: Give kids a break. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) say children should take a twoto three-month break from a speci c sport each year to prevent overuse, overtraining and burnout. Yet, the Safe Kids survey found that nine out of 10 parents underestimate the length of time kids should take o from a particular sport. If your child plays soccer from August through May, for instance, switch to a di erent sport over the summer. Not only will it give your young athletes body a break, your child may enjoy discovering a new activity. If your child missed her pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) at the beginning of the school year, take this opportunity to have her checked out. A PPE can uncover underlying conditions and prevent potential medical emergencies. Not sure what the exam should entail? Go to www.safekids. org/sports for a printable copy of the form. You probably know its important to stretch before Keep kids injury free while playing their favorite sports this summerphysical activity, but did you know you should begin with a 10 minute cardio warm up? A light run, jogging in place and some jumping jacks can help raise the heart rate gradually. Follow up with stretches that work all the major muscle groups, holding each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. Make sure your child wears the appropriate safety and sports gear. All gear should t properly and be in good condition to help avoid minor and serious injuries. While in the eld or on the court: The health impact of concussions on children is drawing attention across the country. The Safe Kids survey found that more than 50 percent of coaches believe there is an acceptable amount of head contact thats OK during play. The truth is, bumps, blows and hits to the head need to be taken seriously, and parents, coaches and players all need to take preventative steps, including learning about concussions and the policies for their state and/or sports league. Learn the signs and symptoms of concussions at www. safekids.org. Four out of 10 parents underestimate the amount of water a typical child athlete needs per hour of play, according to the Safe Kids survey. Kids should drink 30 minutes before they start to play, and every 15 to 20 minutes during physical activity to avoid dehydration. Rest is essential. In addition to taking one season away from any given sport every year, kids should get rest breaks during practices and games and take o at least one day from sports activities every week. Consider attending a sports safety clinic. Safe Kids offers free Youth Sports Safety Clinics for parents and coaches that teach ways to keep young athletes healthy and injury free. Go to www. safekids.org to nd a clinic. Culturally, theres an attitude that injuries are a natural consequence of sports and that good athletes tough it out when they su er an injury, says Carr. But that attitude is hurting our kids. By adopting some basic, proven practices, we can protect our kids and help them stay healthy and active in sports throughout their lives.www.thecreekline.com (ARA) As the weather starts to warm, you cant help but stare at your backyard pool, anxious to begin a new season of memories with friends and family. No matter the season, pool safety should always be top of mind where children are concerned. With safety barriers or layers of protection in place between the home and the pool, you can experience the pleasures of backyard swimming pools and feel con dent that children, grandchildren Get your pool ready for safe family fun and visitors will be safeguarded from pool accidents. Its impossible to watch your children every second of every day. There are times when a parent or caregiver is distracted by answering the phone or door, household tasks or checking email. Unfortunately, accidents tend to happen very quickly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the second leading cause of ac-Get your pool ready cont. on pg. 31

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 29 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 If you have a home to sellwhether your mortgage is underwater or paid offlet us show you how much of a difference our experience can make. The team at Davidson Realty has been selling homes in Northeast Floridas neighborhoods for years, through good markets and bad. Today, we have more than 30 full-time agents and a comprehensive support staff ready to put that same experience to work for you. 904-940-5000 | DavidsonRealtyInc.comTRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS. EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCEEXPERIENCE CAN MAKE. The Florida Department of Health (DOH)/St. Johns County Health Department reminds Floridians and visitors to take simple preventive measures to protect against contracting mosquito-borne illnesses. The mosquito population grows in the summer which coincides with the time of year many residents and visitors are outdoors enjoying Floridas natural landscape. Floridians can take simple steps to combat mosquitoes and prevent mosquitoborne illness. Mosquito populations are likely to increase after recent rains, said Dawn Allicock, M.D., M.P.H., director of the St. Johns County Health Department. Its important that Floridians and visitors are informed that the risk of mosquito-borne disease is minimized by implementing precautions. DOH encourages three basic precautions to help limit mosquito bites and exposure to mosquito-borne illness: Drain any standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. Cover skin with clothing or repellent. Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your residence. If outdoors at dusk or dawn, be cautious as mosquitoes are most active during these times. Floridians who are traveling internationally need to remember to use mosquito repellant to avoid mosquito bites, as communicable diseases often return to the United States after traveling abroad. DOH continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, malaria and dengue. Symptoms of mosquitoborne illnesses may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and confusion. It can take two to 14 days to become sick after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Anyone suspecting they are sick should contact their physician immediately. For more information on mosquito-borne illnesses, visit DOHs Environmental Health website at www.doh.state. .us/ Environment/medicine/arboviral/index.html.Mosquitoes usher in summer with a sting Congratulations to the CBC Riverhawks Red who won the Grand Slam World Series 10U. The team went 6-0 in the tournament, defeating the two-time defending champions 15 to 7 in the nal game. The tournament was held in Panama City Beach from June 27 through July 1, 2012. The team is coached by head coach James Castle and coaches Clay Perry, Mark Falor and Sean Petlick. Pictured are Mario Genovese, Jake Petlick, Jacob Toenjes, Zack Mercer, Layton Perry, James Stanton, Antonio Colon, Blake Falor, Sebastian Moore, Jack Hodges and Mark Castle.Grand Slam World Series 10U Winners!The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the University of Florida IFAS Extension O ce will be organizing a GI-BMP class on July 13 at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, located at 505 Guana River Road in Ponte Vedra Beach. The GIBMP training was designed to provide landscaping professionals with knowledge, skills and Florida-Friendly Best Management Practices class o eredtools to minimize the impacts of nonpoint sources of pollution related to their business practices. This class is a requirement to be able to conduct commercial landscaping in various municipalities. It is also a prerequisite to obtain the new DACS Limited Certi cate for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer Application (LCUFAC), which all commercial fertilizer applicators must have by January 1, 2014. St. Johns County already passed a fertilizer ordinance requiring all commercial fertilizer applicators to obtain the GI-BMP certi cate. Attendees will receive GIBMP manuals, a certi cate of completion and up to four CEUs for pesticide licensees. For registration and more information about this class, please contact Claudia McLeroy at 209-0430 ext. 4778 or claudia.mcleroy@dep.state. .us. Happy Summerfrom your friends at The CreekLine! Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism? Then WE are looking for YOU!The CreekLine is seeking ve student writers for paid positions to report this school year on BTHS school sports (BTHS Sports Roundup), BTHS general school news (BTHS Happenings), Nease general school news (Nease Happenings), Creekside school sports (CHS Sports Roundup) and Creekside general school news (CHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email us today! editor@thecreekline.comStudent Writers Needed!

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Page 30, The CreekLine July 2012 www.thecreekline.com Creeks Athletic AssociationMore info or to register online: 4th Annual Golf Tournament Friday, August 3 4th Annual Kickoff Party Saturday, August 4 4-8:00pm Fruit Cove Baptist ChurchRegister and pay online at: www.fruitcove.com/sports.phpUPWARD FLAG FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADINGGRADES 1 8 CO-ED LEAGUES $60 IF PAID BY JULY 23RD, $80 AFTER JULY 23RD SIGN UP NOW FOR Evaluation/Orientation Dates Aug. 2, 4, or 7 (attend one)Practices begin September 4, 2012 Games begin September 29, 2012 Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Full service care of women including: Annual Exams Endometrial Ablation No-incision Tubal Ligation In-office Surgery Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Robotic Surgery Urinary IncontinenceComplete Obstetric Care, including High Risk PregnancyMenopausal Care Baptist Division 1Dr. Wade Barnes Dr. W. David Boyd Dr. Lindsay DeNicola Foutz Dr. Caron D. Gutovitz Dr. Catherine J. McIntyre Dr. Neil Sager Dr. Mary Ellen Wechter Joette Anderson A.R.N.P. Lisa Rhoad, A.R.N.P. Reagan Thomas, A.R.N.P.904-399-4862 12110 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32223 836 Prudential Drive, Suite 1202 Jacksonville, FL 32207 The Boy Scouts of Troop 280 have had another busy month. In addition to preparing for summer camp, they recently had a ag retirement ceremony as well as their most recent Court of Honor Ceremony, honoring the young troops rst Eagle Scout. The Boy Scouts of Troop 280 held a ag retirement ceremony on June 4, 2012 during their normal troop meeting. A ag retirement ceremony is held to promote American heritage and to provide a community service by incinerating older, worn United States ags in a respectable manner. The troops ceremony was led by and conducted by the scouts themselves. The ags were prepared for incineration by being cut methodically into pieces, while preserving the blue eld of stars, to symbolize the importance of not breaking the unity of the union. After June News from Troop 280By Contributing Writer Lisa Leavins Troop 280 celebrates rst Eagle Scout, Dylan Olsonthe pieces were separated, they were incinerated during this approximately one-hour ceremony. Flags were sent to the troop from various locations to have the ags respectfully retired. This is an annual event for the troop, depending on the need for retirement of torn and tattered ags. The boys also held their most recent Court of Honor on June 11, 2012. During this ceremony, there were many advancements in rank awarded and well as numerous merit badges earned. Troop 280 also welcomed their rst recipient of the Eagle Award, Dylan Olson, who recently graduated from Creekside High School. Olson has been in scouts for many years, from his time in Cub Scouts to his culmination of all the hard work it takes to earn his Eagle Scout award. This includes more campouts than he can probably remember, summer camps, service projects and helping the younger scouts advance through the ranks. Olson recruited friends, scouts and adult leaders to help complete a compost bin for Durbin Creek Elementary School earlier this year for his Eagle Project. During his award ceremony recently, he graciously thanked all those who had contributed to supporting his journey to Eagle Scout. His parents, Chris and Bonnie Olson, as well as family and friends were also present for this celebration. During his time in Boy Scouts with the troop, he has served as both Troop Guide and Quartermaster. We wish him well in all future endeavors. The gentlemen of Troop 280 are also approaching a fantastic goal of sorts. Prior to leaving for summer camp this month, the boys are expected to surpass their 2000th night camping, including scouts and adult leaders, since the inception of the troop less than four years ago. That coincides with serving around 900 hours in community service projects to date. With summer o cially upon us and as temperatures soar, Dawn Allicock, M.D., M.P.H., director and health o cer of the St. Johns County Health Department, reminds everyone to take precautions against dehydration and heat exhaustion. Signs of dehydration include thirst, weakness, nausea, muscle cramps, feeling dizzy and light headed, decreased urine levels and/or urine that has a strong odor or is darker than normal, tiredness, sluggishness, irritability and headaches. All, some or none of these signs may be present, so the best way to avoid dehydration is to monitor water or uid intake and modify activity or reduce the length of activity according to weather conditions. Dont wait for the dry mouth, ushed skin, headaches, lightheadedness or fatigue. You can prevent dehydration by drinking uids throughout the day, said Allicock. Avoid becoming dehydrated by staying out of the direct sun, wearing light colored, loose tting clothing, limiting physical activity and using fans when available. If you suspect you are be-Health Department cautions about dehydration and heat exhaustion coming dehydrated, get to a cool or shady area and sip cool water or uids. If your condition does not improve, seek medical attention immediately. To avoid becoming dehydrated, it is important to drink plenty of uids, especially water, even if you dont feel thirsty. This is particularly true on days when temperatures reach 90 degrees and higher. Depending upon your physical activity and heat exposure during hot weather, its a good idea to drink more water. Persons who have medical conditions such as kidney and heart disease, who require a uid restricted diet or who have problems with uid retention should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of uids. Babies from birth to six months: Healthy infants normally do not need extra water. On a hot day, a small amount of water may be needed, but check with your physician on how much to give. Babies from six to 12 months: Breast or formula-fed babies that are receiving solid foods should also be receiving water. Children 12 months and older: Should be reminded to drink uids, preferably water throughout the day. They should be encouraged to drink more on hot days. Adults: Should drink uids, preferably water, throughout the day. When exposed to temperatures reaching 90 degrees and higher, depending on physical activity level and heat exposure, adults should drink even more water. Heat exhaustion is a form of heat-related illness that can develop after exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of uids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, people with high blood pressure and people working or exercising in a hot environment. Warning signs of heat exhaustion vary, but may include the following: Heavy sweating Paleness Muscle cramps Weakness Dizziness Headache Nausea or vomiting Fainting Skin May be cool and moist Pulse rate Fast and weak Breathing Fast and shallow If heat exhaustion is untreated, it may progress to heat stroke. Seek medical attention immediately if symptoms are severe, or the victim has heart problems or high blood pressure. Otherwise, help the victim to cool o and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or last longer than one hour. If heat exhaustion is suspected, cooling measures that may be e ective include the following: Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages, as directed by your physician Rest in an air-conditioned environment Take a cool shower, bath or sponge bath Wear lightweight clothing Prevent sun burn (which damages the skins ability to dissipate heat) by wearing sunscreen of 30 SPF. For further information, please contact the St. Johns County Health Department at 825-5055 or visit www.stjohnschd.org. International Affairs Discussion Group and Book Club Tues, July 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 Relations. A reading list of suggested books and articles will be available in time to prepare for the discussions. The topic for this months discussion: A Foreign Policy for the United States.

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Numerous studies have shown that an isolation fence separating the home from the pool can prevent 50 to 90 percent of all toddler drownings. Only an isolation fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate in proper working order will prevent children from getting into the water without your knowledge. Liability can become an issue if a visitor is injured. Homeowners can improve the safety and security of their pools or spas with isolation fencing with self-closing, self-latching gate hardware by D&D Technologies (www.ddtechglobal.com). If you have a pool, you have a responsibility to safeguard it. There is no substitute for vigilant supervision. But there are additional steps you can and should take to keep everyone safe, including these: Never prop a gate open for convenience or during pool parties. Its simply not worth the risk. Always ensure that doors from the home are locked, alarmed or tted with childsafety latching devices. Ensure that pet doors are secured or open into an area that is isolated from the pool. If the house forms one side of the barrier, doors leading into the pool area should be protected with alarms that produce a loud sound when the door is unexpectedly opened. Power safety covers that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards can be very e ective if closed whenever the pool is not in use. Manually operated covers tend to be left open; closing them frequently requires two adults. Ensure children in the home learn how to swim and that adults know CPR. CPR can make the di erence between full recovery and brain damage or death. If anyone else will be supervising kids in the pool, make sure they learn it, too. Impress upon babysitters that they must follow your safety rules. When children are in the pool, designate a water watcher to maintain uninterrupted supervision of children in the pool at all times. 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This year, the 26th annual Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore ride, the societys largest fundraiser, will take place September 29-30, 2012. The KickO Ride is the perfect time and place to begin training for the 150-mile Bike MS ride. All cyclists 12 years old Cyclists to train at kick-o ride for Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shoreand over are welcome to challenge themselves at the Kick-O Ride, where they can choose to ride the 25 or 45mile route for a $5 donation bene ting the society. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the ride at 7:30 a.m. at TPC Sawgrass. Snacks, water and sports drinks will be provided by the society. Cyclists and volunteers can register for the ride at http:// bike n.nationalmssociety.org/ or by calling the North Florida Chapter at (904) 332-6810 or by emailing oridaevents@ nmss.org. Please call the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter at 332-6810 for more information about the Kick-O Ride.About the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter: The National MS Society, North Florida Chapter offers programs and services year-round to the18,000 individuals affected by MS in North Florida. Funds raised by annual events such as MuckRuckus MS, Walk MS and Bike MS contribute to the Societys programs and services and cutting-edge MS research. To nd out more about the North Florida Chapter visit nationalMSsociety. org/FLN. About Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central Last years mild winter accompanied with little or no rain had the makings for an outstanding summer of shing. With salinity levels already extremely high, this springs shing for weak sh, reds, trout and ounder was ahead of schedule. From downtown Jacksonville to Orange Park many of the sh being caught were species you would expect to be caught closer to Mayport than the Buckman Bridge. Whiting and blue sh which usually inhabit beaches and bays were biting the baits meant for weak- sh. Dolphins were chasing bait at Doctors Lake and tripletail was spotted around crab buoys. It was really beginning to look like this was going to be a memorable summer of shing. Then came the rain. What makes our area of the St. Johns unique to other areas of the river is the salinity of the water. The o cial dividing line of the St. Johns River from freshwater to saltwater is the Main Street Bridge downtown. In reality, from downtown Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs the rivers water is usually brackish. Rainfall amounts here and as far south as Brevard County can greatly determine the location of the rivers brackish water by dozens of miles north or south. Heavy rains in early June were much needed for our drought stricken area. Area lakes and ponds were replenished and dying lawns were revived. It looked like we had dodged a bullet, as too much rain at one time could have been devastating to the salt levels needed for our summer time shing and shrimping. Captain Davids Monthly Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaWe were fortunate most of the heavy rains did not fall further south causing a ushing e ect of the river. The salinity was reduced sending those beach and bay sh back to where they came from, but shing remained good. Unfortunately a few weeks later we were hit again with heavier and more widespread rain. The additional June rains have diluted the amount of salt in the river once again leaving us with uncertain shing and shrimping conditions. However, the rains could have been just what the river needed, correct-nervous system, interrupts the ow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and speci c symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the United States and over 2.1 million worldwide.ing the extreme intrusion of saltwater and pushing back the boundaries of brackish water further north. Time will tell over the next few weeks, but its possible we may still have good shing ahead and dodged a bullet after all. Fishing Report: Look for croakers and weak sh at your favorite hole. Lots of bream in neighborhood ponds. Get your shrimp nets ready as shrimping should begin to warm up towards the end of the month. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. 1. Stay alert: Expect anything to occur when entering a work zone. 2. Pay close attention: Signs and work zone aggers save lives. 3. Turn on your headlights: Workers and other motorists must see you. 4. Dont tailgate: Unexpected stops frequently occur in work zones. 5. Dont speed: Note the posted speed limits in and around the work zone. 6. Keep up with traf c ow: Dedicate your full attention to the roadway and those traveling around you. 7. Dont change lanes in the work zone: The time saved just isnt worth the chance. 8. Minimize distractions: Avoid changing radio stations and using cellular phones while driving in the work zone. 9. Expect the unexpected: Keep an eye out for workers and their equipment.10. Be patient: Remember, the work zone crew members are working to improve your ride.Highway Work Zone Safety Tips from the FDOT The CreekLineNow delivered to 32259 32092* 32095* Dont miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 24,000 addresses!*selected routesCall Today!886-4919LG@rtpublishinginc.com Friends of the LibraryBOOK SALESat. July 14 9:30 AM Noon Bartram Trail Branch Library

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 33 Oil Change & Rotation $19.99 $20 Off All Alignments $30 Off any Brake Job08-05-121004 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 ITS HERE!THE K LASER!FINALLY PAIN FREE ...DRUG FREE THERAPY! Reintroduce Your Pet To Activity! Dog Obedience Training 287-3934 www.marienhofkennels.comGerman Shepherd Puppies Born June 1st Marienhof Kennels Julington Creek Plantation presents Public is Welcome! For more info or to register, see www.jcpcdd.orgTeam Caution, boys U 11 players from St. Johns County, won the Coerver Cup held at Ringhaver Park in Jacksonville. The team went undefeated in pool play and then headed into the championship match against the second place team. In the championship match, the team won by the score of 2 0. Coaches Bob McSwigan, Jim Dwyer and David Wolf did Team Caution: Matthew Wolf, Zack Hiler, Brandon McSwigan, Brandon Marchand, Jack Leonard, Jimmy Dwyer, River Guthrie, Jackson Brennan and Coaches David Wolf, Jim Dwyer and Bob McSwiganTeam Caution wins Coerver Cup a great job working with the boys on the eld and o the eld during the game and during breaks. The boys received a lot of positive feedback. In addition, the boys also received coaching and tips as to ball handling, passing, team play and individual skills. It was clear that the boys played well together as a team. Some of the best plays and goals of the day resulted from a number of passes and connections between the boys. The boys were very excited about being crowned champs. It was truly a fun day for each and every player as well as the parents. Go Team Caution!Flotilla 14-7 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary has announced its public boating course schedule for the remainder of 2012. All courses are o ered at the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College, located at 2900 College Drive (o State Road 16) in St. Augustine. About Boating Safely This beginner boating class will give the participant the knowledge needed to obtain The Florida Boaters Card. Many boat insurance companies will o er discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course. Topics include: Introduction to Boating; Boating Law; Coast Guard Auxiliary hosts boating coursesBy Contributing Writer Bob Schultz, Flotilla 14-7 Public Affairs Of cerBoat Safety Equipment; Safe Boating; Navigation Aids; Boating Problems; Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat; Water-skiing and River Boating. The eighthour course will be given on September 8 and November 3, 2012. How to Read a Nautical Chart This four-hour course will provide the student with the knowledge to interpret the nautical charts contents in order to navigate safely to their destination and return to port. Text and training chart are included. This course will be given on August 4. Students must register prior to the classes by contacting Vic Aquino at 460-0243. 209-6190I Need a Home! All adoptions are $60, which includes neutering/spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between County Road 210 and International Golf Parkway. The hours are 8:004:30 Monday through Friday and 9:00-12:30 on the last Saturday of each month. My name is Kai; I am a 6 month old Boston terrier mix. I am current on all my vaccines but still need to be neutered. I am an inside dog, housetrained and crate trained. I get along great with other animals and children. I know simple commands and still very much a puppy. got news?editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 34, The CreekLine July 2012 www.thecreekline.com 904-262-SWIM Located next to Ace Hardware (Behind Sonnys) We are a locally owned and operated company that is licensed, bonded, and insured. We have over 19 years of combined experience and unlike other companies in the area our owners are not only actively involved with the day to day operations but also work in the eld running our calls on a daily basis. If you call us for your comfort needs the chances are that the technician that responds will be one of our owners. $300.00 off any Trane system that is purchased and installed through us during the summer and up until September 1st AND free service calls with a repair on all systems!!The services that we offer are: air conditioning systems systems 1st Choice Heating & Air ConditioningMaking Julington Creeks Comfort Our First Priority 904-288-6955 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. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all the W ate r T reatmen t C ompany Jacksonvill e h as trusted f or over 2 2 0 Years. S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. The Creeks Clash COE U10 White team competed in the Nike Cup Tournament held May 19-20. The team beat South Orland SC 5-1 and Florida Rush 3-1 on Saturday. On Sunday the team beat Ponte Vedra PVSC Dev Club 4-1 to advance to the Championship Game against Clermont FC. The Creek Clash COE U10 White team placed second in the tournament. The team played four excellent matches. Pictured are Donny Steinmetz, Charlie Swain, Francisco Veray, Joseph Tucker. Back Row Chuck Swain, Blake Mack, Brian Seaman, Parker Brennan, Dean Jamsheedy, Luke Wentzel, Joe Seaman. Missing is Jake Paget. Local High School lacrosse players from Creekside High School and The Bolles School participated in the recent Bartram Trail Relay for Life event. Members of Creeks Lax Battles Cancer raised funds by selling over 60 pairs of their personal custom designed 2012 Relay shorts. Team members include Chris Stern, Ryan Jennis, Matt Garcia, Gian Noto, Sebastian Lara, Anthony Young, Kevin McKernan, Matt Jorgensen, Nick Eccher and Kat Deasey. Not pictured are Michael Haueissen and Alex Lary.Despite Beryl coming early to northeast Florida we are still in drought, unlikely as it may seem. We have also experienced very heavy summer rains, but these cannot necessarily be relied upon to solve the problem. For up-to-date information check out http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_state.htm?FL,SE Temperatures have been soaring into the 90s and we have the perennial chore of keeping our turf green and warding o bugs and diseases at the same time. It all comes down to monitoring and adjusting our tactics accordingly. If you dont over water, do watch out for pests and diseases and dont use nitrogen fertilizer until fall, you stand a better chance of succeeding. In the heat we should really take our time. Work in the cooler hours to hand-pull weeds, and dead-head owers to promote more blooms. Limit pruning to tidying up over-zealous shrubbery and any storm damage. Cruise the vegetable patch GardeningSummer time and the livin should be easyBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASto nd insect pests; they always seem to build up in numbers as the summer progresses. Carry a small container of soapy water and just drop them in; no need to spray anything, unless they are completely out of control. Insecticidal soap sprays are the least toxic solution, but check the label. When temperatures are higher than 85 degrees, you may damage your plants. If small caterpillars are a big problem, try BT, which will only a ect caterpillars. Pest control products containing spinosad are e ective against a wider range of insects, including large caterpillars, but need to be used very carefully to avoid harming bees. Read all product labels carefully so you and your family stay safe and you only target the pests, not the bene cial insects that are so helpful in the garden. Although containerized plants can be transplanted almost all year round, it will be easier on them and you if you can wait until the cooler months. If you have a gap that must be lled, why not do so with a plant in a beautiful pot? Admittedly it will have to be watered along with other potted plants, but as long as its not root-bound it should be perfectly ne. You can take your time to decide whether or not it really belongs in the chosen spot. After the spring migration Ive been delighted to see the resident birds new families. With many mature trees in our neighborhood they are not wanting for shelter and nesting places. If you live in a newer property perhaps the birds arent so lucky. If you provide shrubs for shelter, a simple bird bath and feeding station, and maybe a nesting box, they could turn out to be a boon, eating mosquitoes before they eat you and helping out in the kitchen garden by picking o caterpillars. If you intend to make over your yard or ower bed, use the summer to plan. Seed catalogues make great browsing material. Kick back, read something inspiring and dream for a while. Lacrosse supports Relay editor@thecreekline.comThe CreekLine is seeking ve student writers for paid positions to report this school year on BTHS school sports (BTHS Sports Roundup), BTHS general school news (BTHS Happenings), Nease general school news (Nease Happenings), Creekside school sports (CHS Sports Roundup) and Creekside general school news (CHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email today!Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism?Student Writers Needed!WE are looking for YOU!Creeks Clash are runners up!Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 The CreekLine, Page 35 JACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITYYOUR ULTIMATE LIFESTYLEFamily, Fun & NatureDurbin Crossing hits a homerun with everything your family could want including amazing ball fields and parks within walking distance, two elaborate amenity centers, pools, tennis, sports courts, large nature preserves, a village center, top rated new schools nearby and stunning model homes from eight excellent builders. DURBINCROSSING.COM Hits a Advantage Home Builders www.advantagehomebuilders.net Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. Ware Homes www.monarchhomesnfl.com Holder Johnson Homes www.myhjhome.com Mattamy Homes www.mattamyhomes.com Providence Homes www.myprovidencehome.com Richmond American Homes www.richmondamerican.com 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 On May 18, 2012 Creekside High School held the second annual Running of the Knights 5k and Fun Run. Creeksides athletic department, booster club and band worked together to ensure the events success. This years race hosted approximately 400 5k runners and nearly 50 fun runners. A new category was also added to this years race. The Centipede category was made of up teams of ve or more participants who dressed in costume and ran the 5k attached to each other. Teams were judged in several categories including most creative costume and largest team. Finishing in rst place for the 5k was Creeksides own Jimmy Clark. Race results can be viewed at www.jacksonvillerunningcompany.com. Photos from the event can be viewed online at www.daniellewalkerphotography.com. Proceeds from Running of the Knights will be used for athletic/band eld renovations, gymnasium oor re nishing and swim team rental facility supplement. This years event raised approximately $18,000. Jacksonville Running Company was the events Grand Creekside High School holds Running of the KnightsBy Contributing Writer Kerri MurphySponsor and assisted with event management. Creekside would also like to thank the following sponsors for their nancial support: Memorial Hospital, Law O ces of Anne Marie Gennusa, Law O ces of James A. Kowalski, Occupational and Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Jackson Tan, Law O ces of Beller and Bustamante, SAT PREP (Ralf Ingwersen), Tu ys Auto (Julington Creek), State Farm Tim Murphy Agency, The Center for Health and Sports Management Dr. Ross Osborn, Metro Diner, Pinnacle Physical Therapy, Fun and Fit (Maria Petow). The following businesses donated their time, services and talent: Crown Trophy, Panera Bread (The Shoppes at Bartram Park), The UPS Store (Julington Village), Sonnys BBQ, Publix, Tijuana Flats (The Shoppes at Bartram Park), TCBY (The Shoppes at Bartram Park), Strategic Flag and Banner, Danielle Walker Photography, AEM Entertainment, Tropical Smoothie (Bartram Park), Great Clips, Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Laura VanCleave Graphic Design, Panache, Brickstone Pizza, Evans Rowing, The Ice-Hut, Silpada (Patty Ottenstein), Arbonne Intl (Stacy Brown), Bowtique Bayby (Jaime Terry), Steve the Artist Caricatures, United States Marines, United States Army, CKABC Apparel, Bruccis Pizza, Personal Running Solutions, Kara Frazier, Wearworks and Starbucks. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this fun community event! The 14U Riverhawks have been invited to play in the Elite 32 World Series, being held at Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. Thirty-two of the top teams from the country (including Canada and Puerto Rico) will play in this week long tournament to be held July 14 through July 20. In order to qualify, the Riverhawks placed third of 32 teams in the Super National Invitational Tournament held in Atlanta last month. Teams from seven di erent states competed in the Super NIT in order to earn a berth to Orlando. Earlier this year, the Riverhawks also won the Summer Slam held in Savannah, Georgia. They completed against 28 teams in the North Florida/ Georgia region. The 14U RiverhawksRiverhawks qualify for World SeriesBy Contributing Writer Donna NuckolsCongratulations to Justin Roy, Kyle Nuckols, Tyler Wills, Ron Boyce, Blake Morgan, Carter Welsh, Brandon Bonsiero, Tyler Waters, Trey Seabrooke, Heath Wiseman, Ryan Kuramoto, Wade Ledford and Coach Jaager Good. Good luck in Orlando! 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Page 2, The CreekLine July 2012 Primary Election Guide www.thecreekline.com The CreekLines Primary Election Guide 2012 Promises Made H Promises Kept!COUNTY BUDGET: Practicing Fiscal Responsibility, reduced the county budget by $158 million per year. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Continuing to expand on the 8 new commercial businesses established to create new jobs. SBDC (Small Business Development Center): Initiated a contract with a SBA to open a full time ofce which resulted in 44 new small businesses and hundreds of jobs. TDC REORGANIZATION: Updated the tourist development council plan to more effectively promote tourist-related activities and functions to enhance economic activity and increase annual revenues by $1.5 Million with no additional cost to taxpayers. HEALTHIEST COUNTY: Worked on the health improvem ent council, health dept. and other agencies to attain recognition of having the healthiest county in the state. RECREATION/SPORTS: Continuing to be a supporter and advocate for youth and adult recreation and sports programs. Contact Ken at (904) 461-4536 or Visit: WWW.VOTEKENBRYAN.COMPolitical Advertisement paid for and approved by Ken Brya n, Republican for St. Johns County Commission, District 5 Voting is one of our most basic rights in our democratic society. The CreekLine encourages all readers and citizens to be informed and involved voters in the upcoming elections. Following is some basic information about voting in St. Johns County:How and where to register to vote:To register to vote in St. Johns County, you must be a United States citizen, be a legal resident of St. Johns County, be 18 years old (you may pre-register if you are 17), not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated, with respect to voting in Florida or any other state, not have been convicted of a felony in Florida or any other state without your civil rights having been restored and not claim the right to vote in another county or state. You may apply for voter registration by submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application Form to your Supervisor of Elections o ce. You may also call the Supervisor of Elections o ce at 823-2238 for an application to be mailed to you or for the location of a registration site convenient to you. When to register to vote: You can apply to register to vote at any time. There is not length of residency requirement in the State of Florida. However, registration books close 29 What you need to know about voting in St. Johns Countydays before each election. You must be registered for at least 29 days before you can vote in an election.Election dates:The 2010 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. (Voter registration deadline is July 16, 2012 for the Primary Election.) The 2008 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Voter registration deadline is October 9, 2012 for the General Election.) Party a liation: You may register in any political party of your choice or register with no party af- liation. Florida is a closed primary state. This means that in a primary, voters are limited to choosing candidates of their own party; Democrats vote for Democrats, Republicans vote for Republicans and voters registered with other parties may vote only on issues and nonpartisan candidates, such as judges and referenda questions. A 1998 amendment to the Florida Constitution states, in part, that if all candidates for an o ce have the same party a liation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election, all quali ed voters, regardless of party a liation, may vote in the primary election for that o ce. This is called a Universal Primary. Regardless of party a liation, a voter may vote for any candidate in a General Election. Municipal, Judicial and School Board elections are non-partisan in St. Johns County.Absentee voting:Absentee voting is a service o ered by the Supervisor of Elections for registered voters who wish to vote in the comfort of their homes or those who may be away from St. Johns County. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed is 5:00 p.m. on the sixth day prior to each election. Any quali ed, registered St. Johns County voter may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots may be requested in person, by telephone, by fax, by mail, by email or through our website. When requesting an absentee ballot, you must provide the following information: name, St. Johns County residence address, date of birth, location to send ballot, telephone number and signature (written requests only). All voted ballots must be in the Supervisor of Elections O ce by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Voted absentee ballots cannot be turned in at the polls. Polling locations: Your voter identi cation card shows the precinct, polling place and voting district for your address. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you move within the county, you must vote in your new precinct. Florida law requires voters to provide both picture and signature identi cation prior to voting in person. Take some form of identi- cation bearing your signature and photo, such as a Florida drivers license or United States passport, to the polling place with you. If you do not have proper identi cation, you must vote a provisional ballot. Voting system: The DS200 Digital scan tabulators are the foundation of the St. Johns County voting system. Each voter will receive a paper ballot, mark the ballot by completing an oval next to the voters choice, and then place it into the DS200 for immediate tabulation. Voters are alerted of improperly marked ballots and provided an opportunity to review their ballot and obtain a replacement when necessary. The ADA iVotronic touch screen tabulators (DREs) are provided to allow voters with disabilities to vote independently. An ADA iVotronic device is provided at each precinct on Election Day and each Early Voting Site. An audio feature is available for persons who are blind or visually impaired. For more information about voting, please visit the St. Johns Countys Supervisor of Elections website at www. votesjc.com. The CreekLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote! There is still time!H H H H H H H H H H He August Issue of e CreekLine will be in circulation the week of Monday, August 6 . just in time for the August 14th Primary Election. Candidates, dont miss this chance to get your message out to Northwest St. Johns County voters!H H H H H H H H H H HContact Linda Gay TODAY at 287-4913 or lg@rtpublishinginc.com H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H O O D D A A Y Y a t t

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 Primary Election Guide The CreekLine Page 3 The CreekLines Primary Election Guide 2012 RICHARDCLARK.ORGREPUBLICAN CONGRESS Election Day August 14 District 6 Anyone running for ofce can call himself or herself a conservative. Its something else to be tested and pass that test! Im proud to be the candidate in this race who has stood up to politicians -even those in my own party -even when they wanted to raise taxes, increases fees and grow government. I said NO!! I hope the voters will look hard at the candidates and see the difference between those who say they will and those who have proven they will stand for the principles of low taxes, small government and more individual freedoms. Richard@RichardClark.org Send donations to: 832-16 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl 32082 1452 North U.S. Hwy 1, Suite 101, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 Paid for by Richard Clark for Congress In advance of the primary election to be held on August 14, 2012, The CreekLine invited each of the candidates for St. Johns County Commission Districts 1, 3 and 5, State Attorney Circuit 7, State Representative District 17 and United States Representative District 6 to submit a statement for this special election section. The CreekLine o ered this opportunity to all candidates for these Primary Election races as a community service; no purchase of advertising was required. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement could not exceed 250 words. No editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety, as submitted by the candidate.Brian Iannucci, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 1Having grown up in St. Johns County and now raising a family here, Brian Iannucci has seen rsthand that this is the best place to live, work and play in America. However, over the past few years it has become evident that St. Johns County is facing a number of challenges. Now, more than ever, St. Johns County needs strong leadership to shape its future. Brian is a small business owner and a business professor that understands the economic challenges that our county is facing. Brian is running because he understands that now is not the time to be increasing taxes and, unlike the current county commission who voted unanimously to raise your taxes, Brian has committed to not raising taxes and fees! Brian knows that its time to bring jobs and businesses to our community. By making St. Johns County more welcoming to businesses Brian knows that we can bring opportunities and increase the quality of life for the our citizens. This is a winwin for all and, most of all, will keep sales tax revenue here in St. Johns County as opposed to another county. Finally, Brian believes in open and honest communication and wants your opinions, ideas and thoughts. If it is important enough for you to call at 2 a.m. Brian is ready to listen. For more information about Brian and to read his Ten Step Plan for a Better St. Johns County, visit www.electbriani. com.Cyndi Stevenson, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 1As a CPA with over 20 years experience with large and small businesses, I am uniquely quali ed to serve as your District 1 Commissioner during this time of challenge and opportunity. I will continue to make sure St. Johns County remains the best place to live, visit and raise a family and focus on bringing jobs, shopping and services to our communities through a strong partnership with the Chamber, State, Airport and IDA. I will continue to focus on keeping the cost of government down and services at an appropriate level. St. Johns County is business ready; we have slashed impact fees for businesses by 50 percent and streamlined local permitting. We have seen expansion in our manufacturing base including a new manufacturing business 2G Cenergy and commercial permits have doubled. I opposed the biggest tax increase in St. Johns Countys history and we now operate at 2006 levels. We have seen a 20 percent reduction in property taxes and a 30 percent increase in population and in ation. The County has been able to maintain most services through this downturn while completing a court house expansion and implementing a long neglected emergency communication upgrade to keep our citizens, visitors and rst responders safe. We continue to be one of the fastest growing counties in the State and a community of choice. We have sharpened our focus to help small business, agriculture and tourism grow and prosper. This is not about Washington DC, this is about Home. Visit www.Vote4Cyndi.com.John R. Ruggeri, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 3John Ruggeri a local, reputable name that you can build on. Having grown up in the city of St. Augustine, as well as residing here for over 37 years is a testament as to what he considers our special place we call home here in St. Johns County. As a graduate of St. Josephs Academy, Florida Community College and having worked in the family business, Ruggeri Construction, John gained a wealth of experience and a strong work ethic. Johns education combined with his area knowledge, local involvement, unparalleled integrity and fundamental understanding of community issues makes him an ideal leader. John understands what it takes to get the job done by utilizing his perspective, ability to identify issues and wise decision making to nd solutions on nance with a bene cial outcome. Johns sense of family is exempli ed by his marriage to his wife, Manu of over 21 years and as a father to their two beautiful children, Julianna, 19 and Jesse, 12. He and his family appreciate the natural beauty of St. Johns County, especially the St. Augustine area and embrace it on their 20 acre farmstead. Johns community involvement includes: Homeless Coalition Advisory Board, Builders Council Board for 16 years and the Advisory Board Member at Calvary Assembly of God for 17 years. John believes that the St. Johns County local government and leadership should be exemplary by providing better opportunities resulting in higher quality of life and that he can build such improvements, one step at a time. Ray Arthur Quinn, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 3Ray Quinn has spent his entire life serving his community, state and nation. Ray served in the Florida National Guard for 30 years. During this time, he held various positions of enlisted leadership, starting as a private of infantry and culminating with the rank of Sergeant Major. After retiring from active duty, Ray Quinn became the Director of Executive Services for the Florida Department of Military A airs. In this position, he had the opportunity to serve the Adjutant General and Governor of Florida as well as the soldiers, airmen, and families of the Florida National Guard. Ray is the Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Historic St. Augustine, former Chairman of the St. Johns County Veterans Council and he was appointed to the Army Chief of Sta s Retiree Council by the United States Army Chief of Sta Currently, Ray serves on the advisory board of directors of the Association of the United States Army, as a member of the board of directors of the Jacksonville National Cemetery Support Committee and as a member of the board of directors of the Florida National Guard Foundation. In 2010, Ray was appointed by the Governor of Florida to serve as an interim County Commissioner, serving from January 2010 until January 2011. He has recently served on the St. Johns County Planning and Zoning Agency. Ray and his wife Addrenne of 45 years live in St. Augustine. They are the parents of two daughters, Cindy and Susan. For more information, please visit www.RayAQuinn. com. Its the American way!Primary Election: August 14, 2012 General Election November 6, 2012Meet your local Primary Election candidatesCandidate statements cont. on pg. 4

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Page 4, The CreekLine July 2012 Primary Election Guide www.thecreekline.com The CreekLines Primary Election Guide 2012 FOR ST. JOHNS FOR ST. JOHNSDISTRICT 3 DISTRICT 3ELECT ELECTPaid by John R. Ruggeri, Republican, for St. Johns County Commissioner, District 3JOHN R. RUGGERI JOHN R. RUGGERICOUNTY COMMISSIONER COUNTY COMMISSIONER William (Bill) McClure, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 3I am Bill McClure, CEO of the Medi M.D. and after nine years of living in St. Johns County I have decided to run for District Seat 3 on the St. Johns County Commissioners Board. For over a decade I have been a successful businessman, a volunteer for the community and a loving father. I believe in reducing the size of the government and reducing the tax burden on St. Johns County citizens. In order to achieve these goals I plan to ease the governments grip in order to promote controlled growth. As a successful business owner since 1985, I see how government can bene t from being run as a businesswith more accountability. I can take my experience in business and help translate that into running our government and setting policy. As a County Commissioner, I will view every employee, vendor, job, project and initiative as it relates to: homeowner and business need, safety, capital, location, inventory, assets, credit, growth, competition and the impact upon sales or taxes. In order to stop continued tax increases, this county must stop the dependency on property taxes and develop new revenue o erings. Residents pay the county for property taxes and sewer and water, but there could be ways to decrease those taxes while still o ering the residents more service. Utilities like power and data may present some opportunities for extending services while reducing the tax burden, but are currently overlooked. I, Bill McClure, will ght for change, business, jobs and controlled growth.Alan Kelso, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 5Alan Kelso, 56, is married to Terina Kelso with a total of six children (three living) and four grandchildren. Education: B.A. from Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL. My professional career began by serving various communities, including St Augustine, as a minister for 20 years. I have developed and led several companies including a television station, video/ lm production company, a construction/consultant design company and a digital software company. I have served St Johns County volunteering in the non-pro t sector for 18 years as well as serving on two Presidential Commissions dealing with business development. Our priorities must be to seek out and nurture economic development that meets and e ectively balances the communitys values and what community economic developers refer to as the triple bottom line: economic growth, equity and environmental protection. We must see that high paying jobs grow within the county. Our tax burden shifting to a balance between residential and commercial tax revenue bases. As County Commissioners we must become fully engaged within the Community Development Districts budget process as provided by state statute. The excessive fees are hurting our current homeowners, hindering home sells and restricting the ability of businesses to compete in the marketplace. We must limit the addiction to Federal money to fund current expenses, operations as well as payroll. Take control of our debt and establish transparency within local government. A design that eliminates unnecessary or redundant regulations and simpli es the permitting process for all residents and businesses. To learn more visit: www.alankelso.com.Joseph (Ken) Bryan, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 5Almost four years ago, I was elected to be your District 5 County Commissioner. I promised to focus on Fiscal Responsibility, Smart Growth and Economic Development. These were promises I made and promises I kept. With a declining economy, a daunting challenge was undertaken by the current board to make signi cant changes and improvements in order to be more e cient. With hard work, the countys cost-saving measures were achieved with impressive results. The budget has been reduced by $158 million dollars and 20 percent, with more reductions anticipated. With that budget reduction, we are still maintaining the programs and services we all enjoy and rely on. With a commitment focused on commercial businesses and jobs, I was successful in establishing the SBA Small Business Development Center, which accounted for 45 small business start-ups and 200 jobs. I also recommended the restructure of the Tourist Development Council, which ultimately increased revenues by $1.5 million (with no cost to taxpayers), while improving tourism and the local economy. The current unemployment rate in our county is 6.6 percent. A commitment to economic development has resulted in future combined capital investments of more than $110 million and the creation of more than a 1000 new jobs over the next three years. I will continue to bring new businesses and jobs to our county while keeping taxes low. I am asking for your vote so I can continue making St. Johns County a great place to live. Please vote Ken Bryan on August 14.Rachael L. Bennett, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commission, District 5Rachael L. Bennett graduated from the University of Florida in 1981 and is the third generation of her family to choose to live and work in Florida. She began her career here by working for St. Johns County as the Assistant Zoning Manager and had the opportunity to interact with a wide cross-section of the residents, businesses and professionals. It was during this time that she became thoroughly familiar with the county growth management regulations and policies. In 2004, Rachael joined engineering rm England, Thims and Miller, Inc. as a Senior Planner and became involved in project planning and management and interaction with regulatory agencies. After an o er from one of her clients, Rachael joined The Hutson Companies as a planner and was soon promoted to Vice-President. Now, Rachael is a small business owner of an independent consulting company in St. Augustine specializing in land management, SJRWMD permitting issues, ad valorem property tax management, management of farming leases and keeping track of the farm and timber properties to make sure they continue to qualify for Best Management Practices standing with the various Florida agencies. Rachael is a conservative Republican, a staunch supporter of property rights and believes in the importance of individual initiative, the entrepreneurial spirit and free enterprise as the basis of a healthy economic system. As a small business owner, Rachael understands the need to cut government regulations, reduce taxes, limit the size of government and create a business friendly environment to promote job growth. www. RachaelLBennett.com.R. J. Larizza, Republican Candidate for State Attorney, Circuit 7During my rst term as State Attorney the conviction rate increased from 82 percent to 89.8 percent. This is the highest conviction rate in the recorded history of the Seventh Circuit and above the State average of 86 percent. Over the last three years we have charged more crimes and dropped lessour conviction rate is up and crime is down. These milestones were accomplished amidst an approximate 13 percent reduction to our budget. In response to the budget shortfall, we increased collection of prosecution fees from defendants by 48 percent, enabling us to operate the of- ce without layo s, furloughs or compromising public safety. I created the Career Criminal/ Special Prosecution Unit that targets habitual violent felons and career criminals who are responsible for the most serious o enses and pose the greatest threat to public safety. Once identi ed, these career criminals are subject to lengthy and enhanced prison sentences, removing them from our neighborhoods and communities. I implemented a merit-based performance evaluation process that applies to all employees. I upgraded technology and software to enhance productivity and promote a paperless o ce environment. As elected treasurer of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association I represent the people of the Seventh Circuit on the State level, working on issues that impact us locally. In conclusion, prosecutors are taught to use common sense, integrity and professionalism in all aspects of their work and, when re-elected as your State Attorney I will continue to make Justice a Reality in the State Attorneys O ce of the 7th Circuit. ...its your right! Candidate statements cont. from pg. 3 Candidate statements cont. on pg. 5 Its the American way!Primary Election: August 14, 2012 General Election November 6, 2012

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 Primary Election Guide The CreekLine Page 5 The CreekLines Primary Election Guide 2012 FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMISSIONISTRICTEPUBLICAN Voters Bill of RightsVote and have his or her vote accurately counted. Cast a vote if he or she is in line at the of cial closing of the polls in that county. Ask for and receive assistance in voting. Receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast. An explanation if his or her registration or identity is in question. If his or her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot. Written instructions to use when voting and upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections of cers. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections of cers or any other person. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast. Stasia Warren, Republican Candidate for State Attorney, Circuit 7I am always asked why I stepped down from my position as a county judge to run for State Attorney when I had four years remaining in my term. That answer is very simple. As a former assistant State Attorney for six years, a private practice attorney with my late husband Dan Warren and as an elected Judge for 21 years, I had seen up close how our state attorneys o ce operated. I saw how victims were forgotten, criminals were walking through the revolving door and law enforcement was being left out of the process in so many instances. I had become so frustrated that I felt it was time to do the right thing; resign my position as a county judge and take my 32 years of legal, courtroom experience and bring leadership to the o ce of State Attorney. State Attorney R.J. Larizza uses statistics as his only means of measuring success. However, the statistics do not re ect the acquittals of hardened criminals, his failure to prosecute serious crimes such as murder and rape cases, the lack of support for victims nor the lack of cooperation with law enforcement. That is why I have been endorsed by both the Daytona Beach Police O cers Association and the Volusia County Sheri s Deputies Association who recognize there is need for change. As state attorney, I will increase the number of victim advocates, create a 24 hour a day partnership with law enforcement and put more prosecutors in the courtroom putting criminals in jail. Mike Davis, Republican Candidate for State Representative, District 17I am pleased to be running for the position of Florida State Representative, District 17. I have lived in St Johns County all my life and am a third-generation small business owner. My wife of 23 years, Darcy and I have four children. Darcy won the Hartley Elementary Schools 2011 Teacher of the Year award. We have a lot to be proud of with our school district and I intend to continue supporting our teachers, students and parents by allowing the local administration to do their jobs in maintaining our success. I have been involved in community service organizations and projects for two decades and believe in giving back to a community that has provided so much for me. I was honored to be awarded by the St. Johns Welfare Federation and Catholic Charities for my service. I am also past president of the St. Augustine Rotary Club, the St. Augustine YMCA board and The Arc of St. Johns board. My experience as a business owner drives me to help get government out of the way of the growth and success of Florida businesses. We need government to be a partner of small business, not a barrier. Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward to sharing my views and goals with you and most of all, to listening to your concerns as I move forward in this campaign to be your state representative. I would be honored to receive your vote on August 14.Kim Kendall, Republican Candidate for State Representative, District 17Kim J. Kendall is a Conservative Republican who believes in returning to our Constitutional foundation of Limited Government, Free Enterprise, Lower Taxes and Judeo/Christian principles. Having a Navy father, Kim lived everywhere from Philippines to Cuba which gives her a unique perspective and a deeper appreciation for our U.S. Constitution! With ve generations of Kims relatives growing up in Northeast Florida, its no surprise that she graduated from FSU. Happily married 18 years to her husband Kelly, Kim was blessed even more with two wonderful children Chad and Dana. Kim spent her career as an air tra c controller with the Federal Aviation Administration for 10 years and was a small business owner. But she is currently not doing those jobswhich allows her to spend full time dedicating to this job. Being an e ective Legislator is absolutely not a part-time job! For nearly a decade, Kim has been in the trenches ghting issues including safety issues, fundraising $50,000 for books, chairing a statewide literacy initiative and co-founding St. John Countys competitive middle school sports program with all private funding. Setting her apart, Kim is currently working on two economic development initiatives: one is dealing with education and the other with the space industry. The education initiative involves bringing infrastructure, teacher training and laptops for all Floridas students without touching the budget! The Space Industry initiative involves manufacturing of small satellites and reenergizing space exploration! For more information on Kendalls campaign, visit www.ElectKendall.com.Ronald Doc Renuart, Republican Candidate for State Representative, District 17I am Representative Ronald Doc Renuart, a physician, proud veteran and your State Legislator. It has been a tremendous honor to represent St. Johns County in the Florida Legislature these last four years. I share the same conservative principals held by our founding fathers, including limited government and more personal responsibility. Since being elected in 2008, I have fought for lower taxes, smaller government and greater protections for our individual freedoms. I have passed legislation protecting students, veterans and patients. My pro-business voting record has been recognized in each of the last four years by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Florida. I am pro-life and strongly support the second amendment. I am a fth generation Floridian. Since 1994, I have practiced internal medicine in St. Johns County. In 2005, I was appointed to the State Medicaid Committee by Governor Jeb Bush. In 2010, I retired after 20 years of decorated service as a full Colonel with the Florida Army National Guard. I proudly served our country in the war on terrorism with two deployments in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. My wife Tamara and I live in St. Johns County. We have seven children, all educated through the public schools. Next year, six will hold degrees from state universities and my youngest will graduate from high school. I will continue working hard to represent the citizens of St. Johns County and I humbly ask for your vote. For more information: www.votedocrenuart. com. Keep Doc in the House!Richard Andrew Clark, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, Dist. 6It has been a great honor to campaign across District 6 and meet so many voters, learn of your concerns and let me tell you why I want to be your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the Florida President of the National Federation of Independent Business, I understand the challenges small businesses face. Small business is the job creation engine our country needs and I am committed to ght against tax increases and excessive regulations that hurt business growth and to repeal job-killing ObamaCare. I have signed the pledge to make the repeal my priority. I was raised in the District, met my wife, Dee, in seventh grade here and operate a family-owned janitorial company. My family and I worship at First Baptist Church and I coach my 11 year-old sons baseball team. Our children, Keegan and McKenzie are I know it may sound corny the reason I am running for Congress. I want to make sure Vote as you please......but please VOTE! Candidate statements cont. on pg. 6 Candidate statements cont. from pg. 4

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Page 6, The CreekLine July 2012 Primary Election Guide www.thecreekline.com The CreekLines Primary Election Guide 2012 Mike DavisA Conservative Businessman A Dedicated Family Man www.ElectMikeDavis.com Mike@ElectMikeDavis.com Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mike Da vis, Republican, for State Representative District 17.One lesson I have learned is to make a living with one hand and give back to my community with the other. I will take my experience as a community leader and career small business owner to Tallahassee to serve a community that has given so much to me. I would be honored to have your support on August 14th. the America they inherit is full of opportunity for them, just as it has been for me. On the issues, heres where I stand. I believe in lower taxes, smaller government and more personal freedom. Im ready to take conservative values to Washington, rein in out-of-control spending and get this nation back on its feet. I support the second amendment, am steadfastly pro-life, will work to reduce the size of Americas debt and most of all I understand how critical it is to get America back to work.Fred Costello, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6I am running for Congress because our nation is at a crossroads. We must decide between the path of reckless spending and disregard for the Constitution and making the tough decisions that will turn our nation around. As Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi continue to pander to the extreme left, we must stand up for the sake of our grandchildren. I am a practicing dentist and the only candidate in this race that has lived in this area for 35 years and represented in on the local and state level. As mayor, I led Ormond Beach to the second lowest tax rate in Volusia County and voted to cut $6 billion in spending as a State Representative. As your Congressman, I will not accept a pension and demand that Congressmen dont get paid unless they pass a budget. We must shrink the size of the Federal Government and that means repealing Obamacare and eliminating federal agencies whose role is not a core function of government. Just as I stood up for Home Rule in the House, I will stand for States Rights in Congress and adhere to the powers of Congress as laid out in the Constitution. I ask for your support because we cant a ord the gridlock and inaction that got us into this mess. As a State Representative, I have received the following awards: Conservative All-Star American Conservative Union; Defender of Home Rule Florida League of Cities; A+ rated, 100 Florida Chamber of Commerce.Ron DeSantis, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6Im running for Congress because we must reverse Obamas big government policies, elect leaders that are faithful to the principles on which our nation was founded and make members of Congress play by the same rules as the rest of us. To foster economic growth, we have to liberate the American people from burdens placed upon them by government and we must reject the type of xed-pie, class-based economic thinking to which Barack Obama is beholden. We must be rmly committed to reducing the size and scope of the federal government because otherwise our country might go the way of Greece. Im not running for Congress to enjoy the perks of the o ce. Im a fellow citizen, an Iraq veteran, a former prosecutor and an o cer in the U.S. Navy reserve, but I am not a career politician who puts self above service. I am not running to obtain a title; I am running to advance conservative principles. I support term limits and have pledged not to take a taxpayer- nanced pension. I also believe that members of Congress should not be paid if they do not pass a budget on time. I will satisfy my oath to support and defend the Constitution, which is the preeminent duty of all elected o cials. I am a conservative reformer in the Reagan tradition and I know that we must be bold. We need a new birth of constitutionalism if we are going to preserve what makes America exceptional. William Kogut, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6Did not respond.Craig Miller, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6I am running for Congress because I want to help get our economy back on track, balance the budget and get America back to a constitutionally limited government. While there are several conservatives in the race, none have the depth of experiences that I have had. I served my country as a combat Veteran in Vietnam and literally started washing dishes at age 14 and lived the American Dream by working my way up to being the CEO of both Pizzeria Uno and Ruths Chris Steak House. I understand how they are created and the burdensome regulations that government puts in place. Having created over 40,000 jobs in my career, I will take that experience with me to Washington and ght to repeal Obama-care, the single greatest tax increase in our nations history, along with cutting red tape and regulations to create the jobs and opportunities that Floridas coastal communities need. I will be a scal conservative who will rein in government spending and dangerous borrowing while ghting to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse, reform entitlement spending, cap discretionary spending and pass a Balanced Budget amendment. Further, I will stand up for life, preserve traditional marriage and defend our rights as granted to us in the Constitution. Im endorsed by Herman Cain, Attorney General Bill McCollum, Veterans Vision newspaper, Congressman Ric Keller, Conservative Talker Joyce Kaufman, War Hero Joe Kittinger and New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer among others.Alec Pueschel, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6Life of Service Ready to Serve You: Alec Pueschel. Born in England, raised in a military family, USAF Reserves, retired police o cer, commercial pilot, B.S University of Maryland; M. Div. Concordia Theological with one year study at Cambridge University, Life Member NRA, FOP and AOPA. Married to Deborah Katz Pueschel, veteran air tra c controller. Americans have been blessed by God Our Creator and Redeemer with inalienable rights with liberty and freedom so de ned in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Our forefathers feared the power and corruption of a central government and therefore limited Federal power. But Americans have disregarded their admonition; the result is federal government enslavement with horrendous debt, overspending, over regulation, control of your health care, education, retirement, business and church, yet does not control its own borders and is willing to cede sovereignty to UN Agenda 21, while taking sovereignty away from the individual states. American has lost its moral direction when right becomes wrong and wrong becomes right. Ameri-Candidate statements cont. from pg. 5 Candidate statements cont. on pg. 7 In advance of the primary election to be held on August 14, 2012, The CreekLine invited each of the candidates for St. Johns County Commission Districts 1, 3 and 5, State Attorney Circuit 7, State Representative District 17 and United States Representative District 6 to submit a statement for this special election section. The CreekLine offered this opportunity to all candidates for these Primary Election races as a community service; no purchase of advertising was required. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement could not exceed 250 words. No editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety, as submitted by the candidate. The CreekLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote! Meet your local candidates! C t T

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www.thecreekline.com July 2012 Primary Election Guide The CreekLine Page 7 The CreekLines Primary Election Guide 2012 Bill is a successful businessman who will focus his efforts on reducing the size of county government and reducing the tax burden on St. Johns County citizens. Bill has started two successful businesses and wants to help diversify the economic base of the county by encouraging businesses to expand or move to St. Johns County.H H Proven Experience H H Focused on Smaller More Efcient Government on citizens county government government H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H (904) 417-8234 bill@billmcclure.com t Father to Blake and Bryce Resident of St. Johns County since 2004 Voter ResponsibilitiesFamiliarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues. Maintain with the of ce of the Supervisor of Elections a current address. Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation. Bring proper identi cation to the polling station. Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct. Treat precinct workers with courtesy. Respect the privacy of other voters. Report any problems or violation of election laws to the Supervisor of Elections. Ask questions, if needed. Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling station. Candidate statements cont. from pg. 6cans fear standing up for truth lest they face criticism and retaliation. Stand-Up America.Beverly Ann Slough, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6Bev Slough has dedicated her life to serving our community. Through our school system, various charities and community groups, Bev has worked for decades to help improve the lives of others. Bev 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. Bev 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 Cares. Bev lives in St. Johns, Florida with her husband Wes, pastor of Switzerland Community Church. They have two daughters, Julie Simmons and Elizabeth Slough and two grandchildren. Bev Slough has been endorsed by St. Augustine Police Chief Loran Lueders, St. Augustine City Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline, St. Johns County Commissioners Mark Miner, Cyndi Stevenson, Ron Sanchez, Ken Bryan, and Jay Morris, St. Johns County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Joyner and St. Johns County School Board Members Tommy Allen, Bill Mignon, Bill Fehling and Carla Wright. Bev Slough will work to reduce our national debt, balance our budget, lower taxes, create new jobs and improve education. Bev will also ght to protect our second amendment rights and the right to life. To learn more about Bev Sloughs common sense, conservative leadership, please visit www. BevSlough.comHeather Beaven, Democrat Candidate for United States Representative, District 6Did not respond.Vipin Verma, Democrat Candidate for United States Representative, District 6My name is Vipin Verma and I am a Democrat and attorney running for U.S. Congress in new District 6. I grew up in Daytona Beach and attended Port Orange Elementary School, Silver Sands Middle School and Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange. After attending University of Florida and FSU College of Law, I returned to my hometown and started my own law practice in Daytona Beach. Our great nation is at a crossroads and we are facing unprecedented challenges. I watched the stock market collapse, global turmoil, unprecedented job losses and congressional bickering. The congressional leadership was more interested in political posturing, rather than focusing on nding solutions to the nations problems. Mahatma Gandhi once said, You must be the change you want to see in the world. I decided to run to create jobs, a stronger economy and remind the career politicians in Washington D.C. that their only duty is to represent and ght for the people of this great country and district, and not advance their own political ideologies or agendas. My top priorities in Congress will be to represent the great people of my district and create new jobs through investing in infrastructure, revitalize the manufacturing sector, diversify our district economy, balance the budget through growth while protecting social security and Medicare and reform the education system by providing funding for early childhood education, tutoring and mentoring programs, grants for teaching to acquire additional skills and degrees and good vocational schools. Read more at www.vermaforcongress.com.The CreekLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote!

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The CreekLines Primary Election Guide 2012 VOTER INFORMATIONARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? IS YOUR VOTER INFORMATION CORRECT? WHERE DO I VOTE? CHECK YOUR VOTER STATUS ELECTION DATES FOR 2012PRIMARY ELECTION AUGUST 14, 2012For new registrations and party changesREGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 16, 2012H H H H H HGENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 6, 2012REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 9, 2012 VOTE BY MAILCALL Request absentee ballot CLICK www.votesjc.com MAIL Your request VISIT our ofce VOTE EARLYPRIMARY ELECTION August 4-11BEGINS Saturday, August 4th ENDS Saturday, August 11th 8 AM-6 PM Saturday through Saturday Except Sunday, August 5th, 11 AM-5 PMGENERAL ELECTION October 27-November 3BEGINS Saturday, October 27th ENDS Saturday, November 3rd 7 AM-7 PM Saturday through Saturday Visit our website OR call for early voting locations. VOTE ON ELECTION DAYPOLLS OPEN 7AM-7PMKNOW YOUR POLLING LOCATION Vote in your assigned polling place. VALID PHOTO AND SIGNATURE I.D. REQUIRED WHEN VOTING (101.043.F.S.)VOTE YOUR WAYABSENTEE, EARLY OR ELECTION DAY www.votesjc.comPAPER BALLOT Florida Statutes requires all voters to vote by paper ballot. Only voters with a disability may vote, if they choose, on a touch screen. FOR YOUR VOTE TO COUNT, FILL IN THE OVAL TO THE LEFT OF YOUR CHOICE. In advance of the primary election to be held on August 14, 2012, The CreekLine invited each of the candidates for St. Johns County Commission Districts 1, 3 and 5, State Attorney Circuit 7, State Representative District 17 and United States Representative District 6 to submit a statement for this special election section. The CreekLine offered this opportunity to all candidates for these Primary Election races as a community service; no purchase of advertising was required. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement could not exceed 250 words. No editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety, as submitted by the candidate. The CreekLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote! Meet your local candidates! C t T