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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.com MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS What’s InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 8 Rotary Interact Club Page 9 Tax Collector savings Page 10 Nocatee yover Page 13 Natl Merit Semi nalistsPage 16 Nease Happenings Page 17 Pacetti Bay update Page 18 Hickory Creek Carnival Page 19 Local volunteer honoredPage 21 Durbin Creek Game NightPage 22 Marine Corps League Page 23 Movie Review Page 24 Coast Guard Auxiliary Page 26 Captain Davids FishingPage 27 Faith News Page 29 Creeks Academy soccerPage 31 Gardening Page 32 BTHS Sports Roundup Section B: Senior NewsLine Volume 12, Issue 11November 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Now is the time to book your Holiday Ads! Call 886-4919 to make a reservation today! Ho l i H H ‘Tis the season for Massage Envy Gift Cards.GOOD FOR MASSAGES, RETAIL PRODUCTS AND PEACE OF MIND. Customize their experience at your local Massage Envy. Gift Memberships also available. Call or Visit Today 904-352-2535Open 7 Days: M-F 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm | MASSAGEENVY.COM | FRANCHISES AVAILABLE Bartram Park 13820 St. Augustine Rd. Exit #335 of I-95Ortega 6331 Roosevelt Blvd Super Target Shopping CenterSouthside 4375 Southside Blvd. Tinseltown by Jason’s Deli 6 Area Locations On October 25, Relay for Life teams gathered in the Pumpkin Patch at River of Life Methodist Church to begin this years drive to ward-o the demon, goblins and ghouls of cancer. Teams came to sign-up for the May 4, 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Bartram Trail High School. As guests arrived they were greeted by a devilish character Ho Ho Ho! If you have a ” oating vessel come join parade! The Julington Creek Prop Club is working hard to present this years Christmas on the Creek Boat Parade. All area boaters are invited to join in the fun and competition. Cash prizes are presented to the top three decorated boats this year and there are no registration fees involved. This event is the largest function of the year for the club and it is their pleasure to present it to the public. So decorate your boat and hope for a good clear night and low tides and sail on down to the creek and join in the fun! The annual holiday event is scheduled for Saturday, December 1 this year. CommoThanksgiving is almost upon us. The smells of a feast will “ ll the kitchen. Most of us are waiting in anticipation for gathering the family together for a cornucopia of delectable deserts topping o a traditional dinner. However, there are many here in our neighborhood that see this holiday as another challenge just to put a wholesome daily meal on the table.Halloween party kicks off Relay for Life to chase away demon of cancerBy Karl Kennell Doug Nunnery, Kelly Blount, Carrie Beclard, Kim Aslan, Marianne Quigg, Becky Kimball, Susan Margenau and Andy Fletcher at the kick off party.dressed in purple„Marianne Quigg, entertainment chair, who gave out a light stick on a string to each guest, admonishing each not to break them until told later. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Andy Fletcher with the Prudential Network realty team who introduced team event chair Becky Kimball for opening remarks. She outlined the goals for this years Relay for Life. Following the opening remarks, survivor chair Carrie Beclard, a survivor of cancer who has been with the Bartram Trail Relay for Life since its beginning, addressed the gathering with a passion. Toni Bilello, team captain of the San Juanitas from San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church outlined how their team raised $1,700 last year. She described the San Juanitas as the fun team.Ž However, there was little fun found as she described her own struggle with the demon known as cancer. Her own journey began in 1995 when she “ rst battled the demon and again in 2008 when she faced it once again. I give thanks to the support of my husband Lou and the prayers that everyone said for me,Ž she explained. At times I would just stop and actually feel someone saying a prayer for me.Ž It was stories like this that helped make the evening stunningly memorable. The purple devil Marianne Quigg stepped up to the microphone and outlined the history Christs Cupboard volunteers Ruth Wolf, Lou Stanwich, Diane Conklin, Lisa Modaff with JCP CARES President Kathy Bravo.Help JCP CARES give thanks for ThanksgivingBy Karl KennellOn November 17, local charitable organization JCP CARES is stepping forward again this year to help the more fortunate to not only give thanks but to share the fruits of their good fortune. JCP CARES will be collecting food items through their annual food drive. Leading up to the November 17 collection date, during the week of November 12 through 16, volunteers will be delivering plastic bags to each house in area subdivisions by putting the bags on the back of home mailboxes. Also, area schools will be collecting again this year. Basic items such as cans of tuna “ sh, beans and peanut butter, canned vegetables, fruit and soup are in most need. In Relay for Life cont. in Section B, pg. 6 Food Drive cont. in Section B, pg. 4The 2012 Boat Parade ƒis lining up!By Donna Keathleydore George Sample is urging any interested folks to join in the fun and to contact him at gsample335@aol.com for more information. The more the merrier,Ž says Sample. The best decorated boat gets a $300 cash prize while second place gets $200 and third place receives $100. We expect a great turn out for this years parade; with all the growth at the creek and all the new restaurants it will be a fun night for the entire neighborhood,Ž adds Sample. Established in 1988, the parade has an estimated 30 powerboats lined up for the event. Boats decked out in all their holiday “ nery motor the parade route which begins at The Marina at Julington Creek, goes underneath the bridges and motors around Bulls Bay, then returns under the bridge and continues down Durbin Creek. Spectators can view the event from the Julington Creek Bridge walkways. Homeowners with docks Boat parade cont. on pg. 12

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Page 2, The CreekLine • November 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Emergency care that’s good for your heart.Baptist Medical Center South now offers interventional heart catheterization which means that heart attacks caused by blocked arteries can be quickly treated with balloon angioplasty. The quicker angioplasty is performed to open a blocked artery, the better the outcome. 14550 Old St. Augustine Road at I-95Specialized teams for chest pain and stroke. Baptist South specializes in rapid diagnosis and treatment of chest pain and stroke and is nationally recognized for meeting high standards for emergency care and use of evidence-based protocols that are proven to improve outcomes. If you have symptoms such as a tight ache, pressure, or squeezing in your chest or a sudden, severe headache with blurred vision, remember that seeking immediate help can save your life. The hospital of the future, just minutes away. If you’ve never been to Baptist South, you might be surprised at all the ways we make your experience as stress-free as possible: Emergencies come in all sizes. Come to Baptist South where we’re equipped to deal with emergencies of almost every shape and size with our newly expanded ER. We’d like to send you a free mouse pad. Keep our contact information at your 202.CARE (2273) and we’ll send a free Baptist South mouse pad to your home. Baptist South is an accredited Primary Stroke Center

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www.thecreekline.com • November 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreeekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@rtpublishinginc.com or 886-4919. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather Seayhs@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. 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. Reserve your space for the December 2012 issues of Mandarin NewsLine and The CreekLine and increase your sales! Time to advertise for the Holidays and receive 5% off! Must book DEC/JAN/FEB to receive 5% discount.Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.comHeather Seay904-886-4919 hs@rtpublishinginc.com Help us with the “ ght against cancer, to create a world with more birthdays. Relay for Life is set for May 4 and 5, 2013 at Bartram Trail High School. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Pearce, event chair, at 534-8600 or Becky Kimball, team development chair, at 2547325. Friends of Alpine Park wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! In celebration of the season, the group is decorating the 1890s farmhouse at Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland with grapevine, magnolia leaves, holly, oranges and other natural materials honoring the history of the house and the time period in which it was built. You are invited to come out to the park and stroll along the St. Johns River and around the house from November 17 until January 2 to view the decorations. Be sure to also wander around the Bennett Butter” y garden now maintained by the group and take a look at the kitchen gardenŽ planter boxes around the back of the house. The Friends of Alpine Park is a non-pro“ t, 501(C)3 organization that is working to preserve and enhance the natural beauty and history of Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland. They are always accepting new members and sponsors; if you are interested in working with them, email them at friendsofalpinepark@gmail. com or “ nd them on Facebook, Friends of Alpine Park.Ž The Garden Club of St. Augustines 44th annual Christmas Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 2 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. The tour includes six decorated homes in Historic St. Augustine, several overlooking the bayfront. Tea and Unique Boutique will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and tickets cost $20 or $25 the day of the event, if not sold out. Please visit www.gardenclubofstaugustine. org for complete details or contact Bea at 904-825-4614. Jewish Moms Playgroup is a group of Jewish moms who want to meet other Jewish moms with infants, babies and/or toddlers up to four years old in the Whats New cont. on pg. 4 Copies of this online coupon are not accepted

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Page 4, The CreekLine • November 2012 • www.thecreekline.com 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. Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value 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 Julington Creek area (all moms living in Jacksonville/Orange Park or surrounding areas are also welcome). We meet at least twice a month, usually at the playground; check our Facebook events page! This group has no fees and will also give you a way to network within the Jewish community and “ nd fun events and activities. Please visit www. facebook.com/groups/jewishmothers 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 St. Johns Federated Republican Women invite you to join them the third Monday of every month. The SJFRW meets at 6:30 p.m. at Davidson Realty in World Golf Village. Both men and women are welcome. Regular schedule for meetings will resume in January 2013. For more information, please contact Debbie Newton at 910-0290. Have you or a friend lost a spouse or partner in the past year? We are forming a Grief Support Group that will meet weekly. If you are interested or know of someone in need please call 470-9207 for information. As the leaves begin to change color and the air becomes crisp, experience the di erent sights, sounds and smells of north Florida on November 15 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Vaill Point Park, located at 630 Vaill Point Road in St. Augustine. Your senses will delight as you observe native plants, birds and other wildlife along the nature trail at an exciting time of the year. Local experts will share their knowledge and o er ideas and advice that will inspire you in your own yard. Guides include Gail Compton, nature columnist; Beverly Fleming, Florida Master Naturalist instructor and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 692-3927. The Marine Corps League, Ancient City Detachment 383, meets on the “ rst Tuesday of each month at 1900 hours at the St. Augustine Elks Lodge 829, located at 1420 State Road A1A South in St. Augustine. For additional information, please visit mcl” 383.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 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. The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) Program From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Jay Morris St. Johns County Commissioner, District 4 As we close out “ scal year 2012, St. Johns County has had another excellent year in providing the services expected by the citizens of the county, even in light of continued budget shortfalls caused by diminished property tax returns brought about by the collapse of the housing market. Remember, all we do is provide services. St. Johns County runs lean, but we remain one of the most “ nancially solid counties in the state of Florida. We just wrapped up the budget for 2013 and the millage rate next year will remain the same as 2012. This will remain the same tax revenue received nine years ago in 2005. Even with a population increase of 27 percent, we have had little reduction in services. Property values are projected to go down another 2.5 percent next year, which means the county will bring in $3 million less in revenue next year versus the revenue received in 2012„approximately $122 million in 2012 versus $119 million in 2013. You all should have received your tax TRIM notice for 2014 and, in all probability, your tax bill for next year will be somewhat reduced. Even with this reality, St. Johns County will continue to provide all the services that we provided in 2012. All your county commissioners, along with the county administration, The Industrial Development Authority, the Economic Development Council of the St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce and many others continue to work to increase the industrial tax base in the county in order to reduce the tax burden on the individual homeowner. A 1 percent increase in the industrial tax base brings in $1.2 million in tax revenue to the county. An example of the success of this e ort took place on September 20 with the grand opening of 2G Cenergy Power Systems Technologies, Inc. This will be the “ rst United States manufacturing facility for this German-based corporation and they chose St. Johns County over many other o ers. Finally, under the leadership of Mike Wanchick, our county administrator, St. Johns County is truly run like a successful business. Over the past two years, the county has decreased departments from 34 down to 12 and has eliminated 255 jobs in the process. The county has also implemented a great number of cost savings this year; the following are examples of just a few of these: € Fire Chief Carl Shank has totally reorganized the Fire Department/EMS for a savings of $500,000 per year. € Reorganized the Amphitheatre for greater e ciencies and managerial “ scal oversight, reducing over $290,000 in overhead. € Used crushed scrap concrete to replace lime rock in the road and bridge department, producing a savings of $330,000 per year. € A health insurance audit saved $269,000 per year. € Moved the Ponte Vedra Utility O ce to the Annex on County Road 210, saving $50,000 per year. € Moved the Community Development Division to the County Administration Building, saving $106,000 per year. € Negotiated a tri-county agreement for a medical examiner with Flagler and Putnam counties, saving $67,000 per year. Again, in this continuing economic downturn, we continue to cut in every area conceivable and still maintain all the services that have made St. Johns County the best place to live in Florida„or even in America, for that matter.Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 8 Correction: Due to an editing error, the article in the October 2012 issue of The CreekLine entitled “4-H Program features Quilt Camp” should correctly be credited to Linda A. Smith, St. Johns County Master Gardener as the author. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!287-4913LG@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com • November 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board School choice is very much in vogue these days. I am very proud of the choice that St. Johns County School District o ers to its children, especially our high school students. Our schools o er 15 career and technical academies, which prepare students for the next steps in their lives, whether that is immediate employment or higher education. The o erings are varied and each high school has at least two academies. To participate in the academies, students must complete an application and be accepted. They are allowed to attend the school that o ers the academy to which they gain entry but must provide their own transportation. At two of our high schools, Bartram Trail and Pedro Menendez, VyStar Credit Union has partnered with the schools to open working branches on the campuses. Students in the Business and Finance Academies may choose to train with VyStar and actually run the branches, which provide all the services of the larger branches, with the exception of granting loans. The students develop their own marketing plans to encourage their classmates to open accounts in their branch. During paid internships in the summer, students are trained in the skills they need to fully operate the branches, and some students have been employed with the business directly out of high school. St. Augustine High School has two academies that have received national recognition. The Aerospace Academy is a partnership with Northup Grumman and Embry Riddle Aeronautic University. Students are trained for high wage employment such as aircraft repair and air tra c control, as well as receiving the skills they need to further their education in the area of aeronautics. They utilize ” ight simulators to learn ” ight techniques, and many of them actually learn to ” y airplanes. Because of our articulation agreement with Embry Riddle, students graduate with college credit in their “ eld of study. The St. Johns County Academy of Future Teachers prepares our young people to enter the “ eld of education. They practice their skills with the children at Tech Tots on the First Coast Technical College Campus. These students have the ability to graduate with their associate of arts degree at the same time as they receive their high school diplomas. Our district honors their hard work by signing them to an agreement that allows them to “ nish their bachelors degree, obtain their teaching certi“ cate, and then be advanced on our salary scale if they return to St. Johns County to teach. Other academies include Communications Academy and Stellar Academy of Engineering at Nease High School. Nease partners with Stellar Engineering to provide our students with instruction from a certi“ ed engineer and the opportunity for internships in the area of engineering with the “ rm. Bartram Trail o ers the Academy of Design and Construction in addition to the Business and Finance Academy. This academy is twoprong with one strand focused on building trades and the other on design, both in the areas of buildings and fashion. Creekside High School o ers the Academy of Emerging Technology and the Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning. The academies of Biotechnical and Medical Research and International Business and Marketing are the o erings at Ponte Vedra High School. Pedro Menendez High School o ers the Academy of Architectural and Building Sciences and the Flagler Hospital Academy of Medical and Health Careers. Students in the Flagler Hospital Academy receive training at the hospital, and several of our students have gone to work there after graduation. St. Johns Technical High School offers the Academy of Coastal and Water Resources. In addition to these academies, three of our schools o er junior ROTC programs. St. Augustine has Army ROTC, Nease o ers Navy ROTC and Bartram Trail provides Air Force ROTC. Many of our graduates have gone on to military academies following their participation in these academies. Finally, we also o er accelerated academic programs of choice. Nease and Pedro Menendez High Schools have International Baccalaureate programs and St. Augustine High School o ers Advanced International Certi“ cate of Education. Graduates who complete the rigorous requirements of these programs are awarded international diplomas in addition to their St. Johns County diploma. Bartram Trail, Creekside and Ponte Vedra High Schools also o er accelerated programs of study to the students who reside in their zones only. I believe that the relevance and rigor of these career and technical academies are a driving force behind our very high (greater than 94 percent) on time graduation rate and our very low (less than 1 percent) dropout rate in St. Johns County. Students are engaged in learning that prepares them for the workplace and for higher education, and they choose the course of study that interests them. Our district continues to seek ways to engage our students in areas of study that will prepare them for high wage jobs and that provide our community with an educated workforce ready to meet the demands of our expanding economy. As always, thank you for your interest in public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@ stjohns.k12.” .us.

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Page 6, The CreekLine • November 2012 • www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff 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. Free 1 Hr Consultation for New Clients Visit www.tpfcpa.com for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. 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 af“liate of Wells Fargo & Company. Member SIPC. 2010 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation This month, I would like to address a very real concern and o er tips in an e ort to combat identity theft. It is one of the fastest growing crimes in America today and a ects nearly 10 million victims every year. The most recent yearly dollar loss was estimated at $52.6 billion dollars. In order to combat identity theft you should know how it is committed and take precautions. In public places, criminals may engage in shoulder surfingŽ or watching you from a nearby location as you punch in your PIN or credit card number. Some criminals may engage in dumpster divingŽ where they go through your garbage cans or commercial dumpsters to obtain copies of your checks, credit card or bank statements or other records that may bear your name, address or telephone number. They may simply steal your wallet or purse. If you received any applications for pre-approvedŽ credit cards in the mail and discard them without shredding the information, criminals could retrieve them and attempt to activate the cards without your knowledge. Thieves could open up a new credit card account, using your name, date of birth and Social Security number. When they use the card and dont pay the bills, the delinquent account that is in your name, is reported on your credit report. They could establish cell phone service or bank accounts in your name if that obtain your personal information. So please remember to protect that information. That protection could include limiting the amount of con“ dential or personal information you carry in your wallet or purse. Avoid carrying more blank checks than you actually need and never have your Social Security number printed on your checks. Keep information about your accounts in a safe place in the event your wallet or purse is lost or stolen. When on vacation, have a list of phone numbers for your banking and credit card companies and keep the list in a safe place other than your wallet or purse. Never ever respond to unsolicited requests for your Social Security number or “ nancial data. If you do not have one, invest in paper shredder and be sure to shred any documents containing your name and any other personal information. Check all credit card and bank statements regularly for accuracy and obtain a copy of your credit report yearly and check that for accuracy. Another helpful Internet site is: www.idsafety.org. They have a wealth of valuable information about protecting your personal information. Here are some additional tips from the F.B.I. in an e ort to combat identity theft: Never throw away ATM receipts, credit statements, credit cards or bank statements in a usable form. Never give your credit card number over the telephone unless you make the call. Reconcile your bank account monthly and notify your bank of discrepancies immediately. Report unauthorized “ nancial transactions to your bank, credit card company and the police as soon as you detect them. Review a copy of your credit report at least once each year. Notify the credit bureau in writing of any questionable entries and follow through until they are explained or removed. If your identity has been assumed, ask the credit bureau to print a statement to that effect in your credit report. If you know of anyone who receives mail from credit card companies or banks in the names of others, report it to local or federal law enforcement authorities. If you have been the victim of identity theft take the following measures: Keep a log of all conversations, including the dates, names and phone numbers when dealing with authorities and “ nancial institutions. Con“ rm those conversations in writing and send all correspondence by certi“ ed mail with return receipt requested and keep all copies of that correspondence in a safe place. File a report with your local law enforcement agency providing as much documented evidence as possible. Obtain a copy of that report along with the name and telephone number of the investigator and provide it to creditors and others who require veri“ cation of your case. On the Federal level the Internet Crime Complaint Center or the IC3 accepts online internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. When “ ling a complaint you should include your name, your mailing address, your telephone number, the name, address, telephone number and web address, if available, of the individual or organization you believe defrauded you, speci“ c details on how, why and when you believe you were defrauded and any other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint. You can “ le a complaint with the IC3 at www. ic3.gov. For more information, contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov. You can also “ nd additional information through our Crime Prevention section on our website at www. sjso.org or by calling the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce at 824-8304.St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following volunteer board and committee vacancies. Please contact Melissa Lundquist at 209-0563 or mlundquist@sjc” us for more information or to obtain an application. Library Advisory Board. Vacancy: One. Purpose of Committee: Advise the county on the establishment, operation and maintenance of free public library services within St. Johns County. Quali“ cations: Seeking representation from County Commission District 1or District 2. Meeting schedule: This board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Meeting locations rotate each month to a speci“ c branch library. Application Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012. Health and Human Services Advisory Council. Vacancies: Four Purpose of Committee: Evaluate human services programs in the community, assists in determining the e ectiveness of programs, reduces duplication of services and assures the health and human services needs of the residents of St. Johns County are met. Council members review applications requesting county funding for programs that provide health, mental health, substance abuse and social services and submit recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Quali“ cations: Members must be a registered voter in St. Johns County. Two of the new appointees shall be professionals from the disciplines of health, mental health, substance abuse or social services and two shall serve at-largeŽ from compatible areas such as business, banking and “ nance, education, law enforcement, spiritual leadership or be consumers or other interested parties comprising the general public. Seeking representation from County Commission District 1 and District 2. Meeting schedule: This council meets at 4:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at the Health and Human Services Department, located at 1955 US 1 South. In addition, the council meets on-call, as needed during application review period. Application Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012. Cultural Resource Review Board. Vacancies: Four Purpose of Committee: Advise the Board of County Commissioners regarding cultural, architectural, archaeological and historical resources of St. Johns County and identify, evaluate, document, designate and protect these St. Johns County accepting applications for advisory board and committee vacancies Advisory Board vacancies cont. on pg. 7

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www.thecreekline.com • November 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 7 42 Doctors Village Dr., Saint Johns, FL www.memorialhospitaljax.com B r o k e n B o n e e s A s t h m m a A t t a c c c c c k k k k Bu rns St i t che s D i s l o c a t e d S h ou l d d e e e e e e r Broke B r o k e en N o o s s s s s s e e e e e e e e e A ccidenta 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 at Julington Creek oers round-the-clock emergency care. Located on Race Track Road, this 12 bed, 11,000 square foot facility is a full-service ER with a dedicated pediatrics area. We can take care of all your familys emergency medical needs. HOSPITAL ER NOW OPEN 24/7 2758 Race Track Rd. in Julington Creek 32259 Plantation Publix Plaza Fall in love with your hair AGAIN! (904) 209-1320www.getpanache.com 04)2091320 Carl Slack Colorist/Hair Stylist On October 16 our Board of County Commissioners were blindsided by a footnote Amendment added to an existing state law, three minutes before the deadline, to be voted on by the legislature in Tallahassee. This was brought in by Senator Michael S. Bennett of Bradenton for the bene“ t of one landowner on a single parcel of land in St. Johns County. This senator is term limited and this sounds similar to something that Bill Proctor did to the people in St. Augustine. The Anderson-Columbia Inc project called SwitzerlandŽ went around our commission to secure approval for 671 homes o Greenbriar Road. This development tried to secure approval in 2009 by calling itself an agriculture enclaveŽ as an exception to normal zoning so that it didnt need approval. It didnt work.Tracey Phillips, owner of Promotional Presence, LLC, has been elected president of the Chamber Ambassadors Program for year 2012-2013. The mission of the Ambassadors program is to represent the Chamber by exhibiting the highest degree of professionalism, knowledge and integrity to members and the business community. Ambassadors serve as the greeting arm of the Chamber to promote new member participation and retention by participating in a variety of Chamber events and activities including Chamber seasonal blends and ribbon cuttings as well as making new member and renewing member visits. In 2002, Phillips launched Creative Treasures, a personalized gift line backed by superior customer service. With a keen eye for new opportunities and niche markets, in 2009 Phillips unveiled the dynamic spin o Promotional Presence, LLC, a corporate promotional gift company. Serving a variety of clients from small start-ups to national corporations, relationship building is Editorial: Commissioners are blindsidedBy Contributing Writer Phyllis AbbatielloNew president of Chamber Ambassador program elected signi“ cant to Phillips. One reason my business has been successful is that I enjoy running it. A big part of that enjoyment is that I genuinely like the people my business attracts as long-term customers,Ž Phillips explained. She holds a bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Florida. Phillips has been active with the St. Johns Chamber of Commerce for several years. She has been on the NW Business Council Board for the last four years, serving as president this last year. She donates a lot of her time volunteering in the community. She is a Business Partner to several schools located in the Julington Creek area. A long time resident of the Jacksonville area, Phillips currently makes her home in the Julington Creek area with husband Dave and young son, Landon. So he ignored our commissioners to get what he wanted! His lawyer, George McClure spoke on his behalf and stated that they knew this would not be popular, but it was their way of teaching a lesson. A lesson for what Mr. McClure? To correct a loose law that gives you lawyers an opportunity to change it or to punish the commissioners? You are not hurting them, you are hurting the residents in St. Johns County. We will be the ones to pay more taxes, pay for the streets and schools. With 65,000 homes approved and 1100 more approved this year, you know we do not need more homes. This is how our real estate market went down and is still struggling every day. But of course that doesnt matter to you or the land owner does it? We have the highest ratio of homes to be built in St. Johns County that can carry us through 15 years. Ninety percent homes and 10 percent commercial„this does not bring economic development and everyone knows it. It is not like build that ball “ eldŽ and they will come, the commercial has to be in place and then they will come. Im asking everyone to call Governor Rick Scott; this is not what he wanted when he removed all growth management and the Department of Community A airs. He expects everyone to work through their own county and follow the Growth Management Plan for that county, not go around it. Please call John Thrashers campaign and Senator Michael Bennett. This is politics of the worse kind„underhanded and dirty and catering speci“ cally to special interests.resources. Quali“ cations: Members must be quali“ ed through the demonstration of special interest, experience or education in the preservation of the countys cultural resources and/or practical and professional experience in one or more of the following “ elds: archaeology, architecture, architectural history, curation or conservation, planning, professional engineering, real estate, history, historic preservation or related disciplines. Seeking representation from County Commission District 1. Meeting schedule: This board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the “ rst Monday of each month in the Board of County Commissioners Executive Conference Room, located at 500 San Sebastian View. Application Submission Deadline: Until “ lled. Advisory Board vacancies continued from page 6

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You will be glad you did! 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, November 20 and Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. The Friends of the Main Library in St. Augustine present a special one woman show of the life and times of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings performed by Karen DeVos. Please bring your brown bag lunch and join us at 12:00 noon at the Main Library to meet Marjorie at her Cross Creek home as she talks about her writings, the people and events that in” uence her and hear some excerpts from her works. The FOL is engaged in providing programs to the local community to help promote the joy of reading. The program is open and free to the public. For more information, please contact FOL President, Toni Siriani, at Toni825@hotmail.com or contact the Main Library at 8276940. 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 MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stayat-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. If you have any questions or would like to get more information to join, please email Sarah at sanmoms@gmail.com, check out our website at http:\\ sanmomsclub.weebly.com or drop into our business meeting.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. 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.St. Gerard Campus is excited and proud to announce their 29th annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction, to be held at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort on Saturday, December 8, from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m. for the bene“ t of pregnant teens and new teen mothers. Ticket prices remain at $35 per person. The latest fashions, holiday and sportswear from leading fashion houses will be modeled for men, women and children. There will be a gourmet lunch served, door prizes, ra e prizes, entertainment and a grand prize drawing for $5,000. For ticket information or sponsorship opportunities, please call 829-5516 or 7979437. Please join us for a lovely afternoon of fun and surprises, while helping the young women of St. Gerard Campus.Creekside High Schools Interact Club started the school year with service and a smile as they donated holiday gift boxes for needy children in foreign countries through Operation Christmas Child. Seventy-“ ve student members donated 207 gift boxes “ lled with school supplies, hygiene items and of course toys that will brighten the lives of boys and girls two to 14 years of age throughout the world this holiday season. Individual notes are included in the gift boxes to add a personal touch and afford the opportunity for two way global connections.Whats New cont. from pg. 4CHS Interact Club making a di erence in the lives of othersContributed by Carol A. Higley, Rotary Club of Bartram TrailInteract is Rotary Internationals service club for young people ages 12 to 18. The Creekside Interact Club, led by Aletha Dresback for the last four years, is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail. Each year, Interact Clubs complete a number of community service projects, at least one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill such as Operation Christmas Child. The club members also conduct numerous service projects annually bene“ ting their school and local community ful“ lling the Rotary Interact motto of Service Above Self.Ž Julington Creek Annual Light ParadeSaturday, Dec. 1 7:00 p.m.Starting at Julington Creek Bridge

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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 AUCTION Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (9 0 4) 7 0 3 5 0 4 0 (9 0 4) 2 87 38 1 9Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Ch ec k out our reviews and 5 S tar rating at Y e ll owboo k .com! Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Reviews Contact Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 As a CDD Supervisor, this is my “ rst opportunity to provide this column to The CreekLine. It will also be my last. My term ends in November and I chose not to run for re-election. Two newly-elected supervisors take o ce in December. For me, being part of the CDD board provided a welcome way to serve our community. I sincerely enjoyed working with the CDD sta and the other supervisors and I hope that I positively contributed during my term. I took part in two annual budget processes that resulted in a signi“ cant reduction in the CDD assessments. During my term the board also sought and hired a new general manager. With many quali“ ed applicants, it was a challenging and lengthy process, but it was rewarding in that the board unanimously chose to bring Edd Mooney to JCP. Mooney has an impressive and varied background as a manager, owner, and entrepreneur and I believe he will be a very e ective manager. Recently, there has been signi“ cant media coverage about Community Development Districts that are in “ nancial disarray. I think that this is a valid issue that deserves closer scrutiny. As the president and owner of a commercial appraisal “ rm, my professional experience has allowed me to develop a strong working knowledge of Community Development Districts, particularly in Northeast Florida, over the past 10 years. There have been several districts in Northeast Florida that were foreclosed or dissolved since 2008. All of these troubled projects experienced little or no sales volume and the developers were unable to sustain the operations. Additionally, the developers of these projects utilized their CDD bond proceeds to fund signi“ cant portions of infrastructure, including roads, utilities, etc. It is exceptionally important to recognize that neither of these issues is applicable to our CDD which is in excellent “ nancial health. Julington Creek Plantation is essentially built out, providing a su cient volume of property owners to pay the CDD assessments. Also, our CDD bond proceeds were not used to “ nance internal or external infrastructure costs, other than the widening of a portion of Race Track Road. The proceeds were primarily used to fund construction of our amenities and this development model helped keep fees very low. In fact, we pay signi“ cantly lower assessments than any other amenitized district in Northeast Florida. Community Development Districts fees in Durbin Crossing, for example, range from $2,183 to $3,346 for singlefamily homes, while other area districts like Aberdeen, Nocatee and Palencia have even higher fees. In JCP our single-family fees will be only $760 during the next “ scal year. Im sure our neighbors would prefer the fees we experience in JCP. With that in mind, I wish our two new supervisors the best as they begin their terms and I wish the entire board continued success in their service. I trust they will work diligently in their oversight of our CDD to maintain the high quality amenities and services we enjoy in Julington Creek Plantation at a very reasonable cost. 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 Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, distributed $4,089,705.24 to the local government and taxing authorities, from unused earned revenue collected during FY2011-2012. The larg-Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Brad Nelson, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development DistrictTax Collectors O ce presents excess revenue to county commissionest portion of this amount, $3,871,705.51, was presented to the Board of County Commissioners and other taxing authorities at the regular County Commission meeting on Tuesday, October 16. This is the 23rd year that the St Johns County Tax Collectors o ce has maintained this level of e ciency, resulting in additional funds for taxing authorities. Since FY 1999, the Tax Collector has distributed to taxing authorities more than $45.6 million in unused earned revenues after meeting their budget requirements. The Florida Statutes refer to these revenues as excess fees. This $4 million represents unused revenue the Tax Collectors o ce earned for the taxpayers of St. Johns County that was not expended or used in the operation of the local tax, tag and driver license o ces. The Tax Collectors o ce is self-sustaining, operating from monies regulated by Florida Statutes on commissions from the collection of taxes and fees for the mandated State functions of several agencies. These agencies include the Department of Revenue, the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The additional revenue also was generated as interest earned from investments, as well as revenue from additional tag and title business the Tax Collector seeks through acquisition of ” eet accounts such as UPS and Ring Power. The Tax Collectors o ce operates independent of the County Commissions budget,Ž Hollingsworth said. We must operate our o ce solely on statutorily established commissions and fees from state and local governments.Ž The unused revenue Hollingsworth has collected over the past year is a result of the tax, tag and driver license of“ ces operating with frugality and e ciency. Hollingsworth said he is honored to serve the taxpayers of St. Johns County by managing their Tax Collectors o ce in a “ scally responsible manner. Although property tax collection revenue is down, the parcel count in St. Johns County actually has increased,Ž he said.got news?editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 10, The CreekLine • November 2012 • www.thecreekline.com St. Johns Center for Clinical Research (904) 209-3173 Ponte Vedra, Fl 32081Eligible volunteers must: Eligible volunteers receive all study-related: For more information contact: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re back, doing more than ever before. Our October meeting informed the members of the latest news on the Old Settlers Reunion that happened on October 27 … hope you enjoyed the day. Travis Johnson presented his Roadside ChatŽ describing happenings at FDOT regarding planned enhancements to the Florida Scenic Highway Program (FSHP) and bene“ ts for state residents and Scenic Highway groups„a very informative presentation. Ed Cotton was a guest speaker giving an oral presentation on the Black Jacksonville Regiment … the only Union Army group in Florida during the Civil war. This regiment of black, Union soldiers patrolled the St. Johns River with occasional skirmishesŽ along the river banks. A point of interest was the fact the Union protected only two locations in Florida … Key West and the St. Johns River at Jacksonville to Palatka. The history of Black Regiments in Florida and the South can be found at Florida History Online on the web. In October, the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Council advertised an RFQ for a professional consultant/“ rm to create a NW St. Johns County historic study including identi“ cation of major historic structures along our Scenic Highway. The selected consultant “ rm will also be required to prepare a historic lesson for the St. Johns County School Board and a video of William Bartrams life story. You may recall an earlier column wherein I commented on our meeting with the school board and Dr. Joyners interest in this project. Its also expected the successful bidder provide historical story line write-ups for Florida Frontiers weekly magazine on WJCT. The Florida Department of Transportation is planning to begin construction in early 2013 on a new ” yover at U.S. Highway 1 in Nocatee. The road will cross over U.S. Highway 1 and the Florida East Coast Railroad and shorten the drive between Nocatee and Interstate 95 by three miles. The two-lane ” yover bridge will connect Nocatees Valley Ridge Boulevard to County Road 210 on the west side of Citing progress St. Johns County has made in transitioning to a new 800 MHz emergency services radio system, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently granted an extension of the VHF/UHF narrowbanding deadline and noted that the countys case met the high standard for the granting of a waiver. The FCC deadline for organizations to restrict their bandwidth use is January 1, 2013. Noting the progress St. Johns County has made in transitioning from VHF band to an 800 MHz system, the commission stated that strict application of the narrowbanding rules would force the county to spend signi“ cant time and money to narrowband a system it intends to abandon shortly thereafter. At the request of St. Johns County, the FCC also granted similar waivers to all municipalities within the county. In granting the deadline waiver, the FCC acknowledged the signi“ cant amount of time and resources we have dedicated to planning and executing the transition to a modernized inter-FCC grants county narrow banding deadline waiverBy Contributing Writer Michael Ryan, Communications Manager, St. Johns CountyNew U.S. Highway 1 yover to shorten distance between Nocatee and I-95U.S. Highway 1. The $13 million project is expected to be completed in late 2014. Nocatee, ranked one of the nations 15 fastest-growing master-planned communities, has already spent $200 million on its roadway network. Nocatee Parkway, the four-lane road connecting Ponte Vedra Beach with U.S. Highway 1, was completed last year, almost a decade earlier than anticipated. In 2011, Nocatee nearly doubled its sales of new homes from the prior year and home sales are on pace to increase by more than 60 percent in 2012. More than 1,300 families now call Nocatee home among the communitys seven neighborhoods„Austin Park, Coastal Oaks, Greenleaf Village, Kelly Pointe, Del Webb Ponte Vedra, Tidewater and Willowcove. Three new neighborhoods are currently under development, with another planned in 2013.governmental radio system.Ž said Carl Shank, St. Johns County Fire Rescue chief. Interoperable and reliable communications will greatly improve the capabilities and safety of all St. Johns County emergency services providers to better serve our residents and visitors to this area.Ž St. Johns County entered into a contract in December 2011 to purchase eleven radio towers and an 800 MHz intergovernmental radio system capable of supporting and providing interoperable communications between all public safety agencies and government services. The new system is projected to be operational within the “ rst 90 days of 2013. The extended FCC deadline of June 30, 2013 provides ample time to complete construction, installation, and testing of the new system. The FCC noted that the new radio system will signi“ cantly upgrade the Countys communications capabilities, improve the safety and reliability of public safety operations and better serve the public interest. William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netAnother RFQ was requested for interested professionals interested in maintaining our existing website including the website additions. These RFQs were required by November 1 and well report on the successful bidder in our next report. You may have seen recent stories in local newspapers about a developer making an end runŽ around our county commission with a special lawŽ … essentially a simple footnote to an existing law, amending a request for developing another subdivision along Greenbriar Road. The original request was denied by our commissioners back in 2009 as not meeting the requirements for an agricultural enclave regarding the developer used in his e ort to gain approval. The William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Council and Northwest County Coalition made public comments at the commission hearing October 16, planning further comments to state/federal politicians asking for reversal of the so called footnote,Ž changing a law favoring one property owner and only one parcel of land for speci“ ed time. This foot noted lawŽ destroys our county commissions ability to govern in their own county. Disgraceful … and this comes special interests and a term limited senator from Bradenton, Florida. Interested in protecting and preserving the intrinsic and historic resources along the State Road 13 scenic highway can join group for as little as $15 for students and seniors. Call 287-5577 or e-mail alabbat@bellsouth.net for membership brochure. Corporate sponsorships are available. The next regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on November 8, 2012 at the County Annex Building, located at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard.

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www.thecreekline.com • November 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 11 Same day appointments available. VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365Special insurance programs for: Serving Mandarin Since 1990 Helping Hands of St. Johns County will be meeting Friday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center, located on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The Rippers from Sew Much Comfort will meet at 10:00 a.m. This months project will be the assembling of Thanksgiving baskets of food to families in the area that are enduring di cult times, either through job or home loss or illness. A total of 30 baskets complete with Thanksgiving “ xings and a turkey gift card will be given to each of the families. If any one wishes to donate any canned goods, staples or cleaning supplies, please contact jacqphil@ aol.com. Members and friends of Helping Hands will also be feeding the homeless in St. Augustine, through Dining with Dignity on Friday, November 30. A delicious baked ham, oven roasted potatoes and green bean meal complete with dessert will be prepared and served. Food was donated by Newcomers of St. Johns and Publix. The holiday project Helping Heroes Families is in full swing and childrens names are still available throughout the community on trees at speci“ ed places below or by contacting liah623@aol.com or jacqphil@ aol.com. Members will be distributing stars at Winn Dixie on County Road 210 as well, with childrens names through the month. A collection box for gifts will be inside the store in front. This years project will be a tribute to our local military families. These families sacri“ ce by serving our country and being supportive of their loved ones. Trees gaily decorated with red, white and blue bows with stars attached will be at First Florida Credit Union, Golf Club at South Hampton, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Faith Community Church, Church of Latter Day Saints, the Cascades and several local neighborhoods beginning November 1. Each star will bear recipients Christmas/holiday sizes and interests. Anyone who wishes to take a star from the tree are asked to return it by December 1. Helping Hands will be at the Holiday Vendor Fair in St. Johns Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, November 13. Gifts are the donors choice. The chaplains at local bases will distribute gifts. Gifts will be going to all branches of the service. All gifts must be new and unwrapped or placed in gift bag and returned to where the star On Saturday, October 13, the 31st annual Miss Senior High/Miss Northeast Florida Pageant was held at the UNF Lazarro Theatre. Twenty-“ ve girls from throughout Northeast Florida competed and represented their high schools. Miss Creekside, Megan Cromwell, took home the crown„becoming the “ rst Miss Creekside to hold this title. She will go on to represent Northeast Florida at the Miss Florida Pageant in July. Other participants from St. Johns County were Miss Bartram Trail Hannah Shef“ eld; Miss Menendez Lexi Hernandez; Miss Nease Kari Taylor and Miss Ponte Vedra Anna Wheeler.Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyouwas taken. Any neighborhood association or girl or boy scout troop that would like to participate or have a question, please contact above email addresses. Helping Hands is a volunteer organization that meets the last Friday of the month (except November and December) at Faith Community Church Community Center. The group is non-denominational and has no dues, o cers or stress. Helping Hands of St. Johns County is a non-denominational group and not a liated with any political, religious or social entity. It is not to be confused with the worldwide organization of Mormon Helping Hands or the Mormon Church. Members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. Helping Hands wishes to thank the members of the community that have donated blue jeans, Christmas decorations, trees for the holiday project or Hospice candy for Trick or Treat bags and other assorted items. Since the group relies solely on donations of goods and services and collects no money, it is much appreciated. Membership is always open; for information, please contact jacqphil@aol.com.Congratulations to Megan Cromwell!

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There were games, free food, health screenings, tours and even a visit from Jackson de Ville. We want to say thank you to the community for being so welcoming,Ž said Memorial Hospital President and Chief Executive O cer Jim OLoughlin. We look forward not only to providing quality emergency The “ fth annual Fall Gala Tailgating for LPAŽ was a great success! The PTO and Fall Gala committee wish to thank our administration, teachers, business partners and parents for making this event a victory for our students. All of the funds raised go directly to purchase items for the classrooms: books, teacher training aids, media equipment and technology. This year the gala was co-chaired by Farrah Orr and Jennifer Ferguson and raised approximately $30,000. The live auction was hosted once again by Brent Martineau, assistant sports director of Fox 30/CBS47 and items included a live puppy, golf packages and autographed items, original custom painting by Adam Brett, Spa Me-Salon November at Liberty Pines AcademyBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, LPA PTO210 day of relaxation, 5 Star Design outdoor package, Safe Touch security system with 36 months monitoring, Panama City condo, fabulous kids parties by Jacksonville Party Company, casino party for 20 and a police escort with sirens to school for a student and two friends. We had fabulous gift baskets from our teachers and parents that included everything from A to Z: Apple product gift baskets to gift cards to restaurants, Latitude 30 fun and a family pack to the Jacksonville Zoo. The fun continued with our silent auction items: Tracy Yuro ” oral designs, Sea World tickets, Disney tickets, golf packages, Stella and Dot jewelry, Kristin Balcita photography packages, “ tness training, principal for the day, lunch with the principal, Wolf parking pass, Serenata Beach Club, American Girl, Universal, Pandora, Esquire Dry Cleaning and First Coast Chiropractic massages. The competition was intense for the football toss, as the winner received an X-box Live with Kinect bundle and the brand new Madden football game! Chef Burgin created a dazzling display of tailgating favorites and treats for all of the gala guests. Paul our DJ for the evening from DLand Entertainment rocked the party with great tunes. A huge thanks to all our Fall Gala sponsors: Adventure Landing, United Martial Arts, St. Johns Learning, Dianes Natural Market, Adecco, Group North America, Safe Touch Security, Rice Orthodontics, Taps Bar and Grill, 5 Star Landscape and Design, St. Johns Pediatric Dentistry, Pam Watt and Heather Lister ReMax Realty, Shawn Perce Orthodontics, Pet World, Northeast Engineers, LLC, Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry, St Johns Eye Associates, Spa Me, Tutoring Club, Walgreens, Walt Disney World and Kristin Balcita Photography! A special thanks to Mel and Jojo Tucker and the Jacksonville Jaguars. They donated a private behind-the-scenes tour of EverBank “ eld, Club seats to the Colts game, parking pass, autographed football and a special message for the Fall Gala attendees. We are fortunate to live in a community that takes pride in their local public schools and collaborates to support education endeavors! On Friday, September 14 the PTO hosted its “ rst Co ee with the Principal.Ž Judith. Thayer spoke to LPA parents about her vision for the 2012 … 2013 school year. Thank you to all who attended. Save the date for the second Co ee with the PrincipalŽ on Friday, November 16 at 9:00 a.m. Thayer will be discussing Standards Based Grading. We hope to see everyone there.Emergency Care Center openscare, but also being a real active member of this community.Ž The Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek is a full-service hospital ER, which makes it di erent from an Urgent Care Center. Its sta ed 24/7 by emergency room physicians, has a dedicated pediatrics area and is fully licensed by the state of Florida. We want the community to know we are here to take care of their emergency healthcare needs,Ž said OLoughlin. The new ER opened on October 29. Boat parade cont. from pg. 1located on the parade route are invited to join in the fun too! Decorated docks can vie for a variety of prizes including cash and goodie bags. Tradition holds that the boaters judge the docks. The people along the shores of the creek plan that night for their holiday parties,Ž Sample says. We have people shooting “ reworks over the boats and some docks have as many as 100 folks on them waving and shouting Merry Christmas.Ž The land lubbers have as much fun as the boaters! There is a lot of planning and organizing prep work done before these ships sail. The Prop Club starts in October each year by contacting boaters, area merchants and residents gathering donations for the event. Approximately one half of the boats participating in the parade are Prop Club members; the other half of the boats come from all over the area. Boats range in size from 19 feet to 50 feet in length. Ironically the top prize winner last year was a JohnŽ boat lit up like a dragon complete with ” ames shooting from his mouth. Some adjustments have to be made to the vessels to help provide the power needed for such a large number of lights. Some boat owners make their presentation a work in progress, adding more decorations each year for an over the top e ect. The Prop Club is a social organization of boaters from The Marina at Julington Creek. They meet monthly on the second Saturday evening of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the dock. All interested boaters are invited to join the club for boating information and fun at the creek! Again, contact Commodore George Sample for more information at gsample335@ aol.com. Annual dues provide most of the funds for the Christmas on the CreekŽ event.

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Personal umbrella policies provide liability limits that are excess over your limits of liability on your homeowners and automobile policies. They are sold in increments of $1,000,000 and are not very expensive. Here are three reasons to consider a purchase of a personal umbrella policy: 1.You can never predict how much an accident or mistake will cost. Consider serious accidents with permanent multiple injuries or fatalities„dog bites, pool accidents, inexperienced young Being diagnosed with a health issue that requires surgery can leave you feeling anxious, stressed and helpless. You can take control of your health by preparing yourself mentally and physically. Start by taking these steps: € Help your body get ready. In the days prior to your surgery, be sure to eat right and get plenty of sleep. € Plan ahead for your athome recovery period. For instance, you may want to prepare some meals for your “ rst few days back at home. € Let your doctor know if any changes in your health occur before surgery„even if its just a cold. € Talk with your doctor beforehand about how pain experienced in the hours and days after surgery will be addressed. € You will be asked to sign a release of informed consent before surgery. Do not sign it until you fully understand what the procedure involves, why you are having the procedure, what the risks and bene“ ts are and what other treatment options are available. Ask your doctor questions. Be sure to make a list of any questions you may have for your doctor. For example: € Should you steer clear of certain foods, drinks, supplements or medications before Preparing for surgery: The rst step to recoveryBy Contributing Writer Samuel E. Brown, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist/Infertility Specialist, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonvilleor after surgery? In some cases, common over-thecounter drugs and herbal supplements can be dangerous if taken before surgery. Others may interact harmfully with medicine prescribed by your doctor. € When can I resume driving? € How long will recovery take? € Will you need home care or special supplies? € Will you have any shortor long-term disabilities or restrictions after the procedure? Ask about new types of minimally-invasive surgery. Surgeons at Baptist Medical Center use minimally invasive robotic technology for gynecological and urological surgical procedures, among others. The precision of robotic technology allows more complicated cases to be approached with better results and smaller incisions. It also accounts for much faster recovery times. In comparison to open surgery, the bene“ ts of minimally invasive robotic surgery are momentous. Patients may experience less blood loss, smaller scars and less pain. Most patients can go home the same day and go back to work within two to three days, versus the four to six weeks recovery from traditional laparoscopic surgery. Not all surgical procedures can be done this way, but you should discuss all of your options with your physician. They can give you the best advice on treating your speci“ c medical problem or condition, whether it is through conventional surgery, minimally invasive surgery or other types of treatment.The case for umbrella insuranceBy Contributing Writer Bob Ebersberger, President, Varsity Insurance, Inc.driver errors occur every day. Business owners and people with large assets are targets of lawsuits. 2.With proper coverage you have one less thing to worry about. You can let the Umbrella Insurance Company lawyers defend you as the cost of legal defense is included in the policy limits. 3.Umbrella coverage is inexpensive and easy to buy. Pricing for $1,000,000 coverage begins at around $200 a year. 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Actually though, you will need the other two in the I, Q series and you will also need to read the Storm Runners series. I couldnt put I, Q: Kitty Hawk down! Rarely have I ever felt any book but the “ rst is the best As fall begins to “ nally cool the Florida air, most students can locate their locker and make it to all of their classes without getting too lost. What many students may not realize is that theyre not the only ones who have had to get used to a new school yearƒ or a new school entirely! While many have been accustoming themselves to teachers lesson plans and teaching styles, a signi“ cant portion of new teachers have been adapting them to Creekside standards. Its a learning experience all in itself. To be honest, I didnt have any idea what the band or chorus sounded like nor any pre-conceived expectations prior to coming to Creekside,Ž shares vocal department director, concert band co-conductor and marching band instructor Keith Hall. I wanted to come to the program with a clean slateƒ I started all my vocal groups singing the Star Spangled Banner and couldnt believe how well they sang! I knew I came to the right place.Ž Hall also shares how impressed he has been by the Power of Creekside, as well as by the work ethic and refresh-CHS HappeningsNew teachers at Creekside„No Snapes or Umbridges in sight!By Sarah Schreck, CHS HappeningsingŽ attitude of the students, instilled in part by Director Rick Fowler, who Hall states he is honored to work with.Ž After its “ rst performance at the fall band concert, the vocal ensemble has already begun to share its reservoir of talent and Hall shares that the members of the freshman concert band are a treat to work with as well.Ž The year is already picking up for Creeksides vocalists; a winter concert is sure to delight on December 4 at 7:00 p.m. and many incredible performances and an assessment are on their way in spring. As students met with friends, old and new, Seora Maria Robles, Spanish instructor, has been welcomed with open arms by the administration, colleagues and especially [by her] fellow language teachers.Ž Just like a circle of friends can o er support at school, Robles shares, Teaching can be stressful at times and it is very important to have the support of the administration and colleagues. Coming to Creeksideƒ was easier than I thought. One of the things I enjoy the most is the school spirit; we are all Knights„students, teachers, and sta !Ž Though new to Creekside, Robles is certainly familiar with many students, due to her work in local elementary schools. When asked about how it feels to be seeing old faces again, Robles con“ ded, I feel like the most fortunate teacher in the world! To be able to impact the lives of my students at two di erent periods in their life is a great responsibility and a source of immense pride. It is a huge advantage for me, since I already have a relationship established with the students and their families. Not to count that I already know their names!Ž Sure, weve got no Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, but all of our new teachers are ready and willing to educate!Notes from the PBMS Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle Schoolin the series; Roland Smith has just proven me wrong! I loved how he included John Masters from Storm Runners. Now I am practically throwing the earlier I, Q; books at students, telling them to hurry and read them because they have to read the third book. I am going out and buying several more copies even though my budget is tight; this book is going to ” y o the shelves. Shawn Ryan will make that happen once I give him my copy. Unfortunately I had 30 pages left before I headed out of town. Honestly, I cant “ gure out how Mr. Smith can write the way he does. He has three different series that he is writing at the same time. He just “ nished the latest book in The Cahills vs. Vespers series, Shatterproof I have mentioned this series as a wonderful way to travel. I thought Mr. Smith could never top Zacks Lie but he has„these two books tied as my all-time favorites and I cant plug I, Q enough! I loved the description of the drive over the bridges leading to the Outer Banks. He had to have made that drive to be so descriptive. It makes you feel like you are there with the characters. Love how Angela gives you background about things that come up in the story. In this one, amongst the tidbits of information, is the background of how Kill Devil Hill got its name. I am still trying to get an answer of when the next I, Q will be hitting the shelves. The next one will be set in Texas, it is I, Q: The Alamo. I know I will be sure to learn something new from Angela with this new location. Each title is a di erent color; what a great marketing strategy. New books to read are Wish You Were Eyre The MotherDaughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Je Kinney; Daniel X: Armageddon by James Patterson; The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl series) by Eoin Colfer; The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima; Game Changer by Margaret Peterson Haddix (we just ordered this one, I promise to read and review for December) and Capture the Flag by Kate Messner. This last one, Capture the Flag, caught my eye from both the cover and the “ rst page. It is the perfect book for students taking the Washington, DC trip and traveling there with their families. I always love a book that makes you look at things a little di erently. I will never think of the Smithsonian and the ” ag display the same again after reading this book!Fifteen St. Johns County seniors have quali“ ed as National Merit Semi“ nalists for 2013. These students placed among the top 1 percent of all students in the country taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given annually to high school juniors. As 15 of 16,000 semi“ nalists nationwide, they are now eligible to advance to the “ nalist competition to vie for 8,300 scholarships worth more than $32 million to be announced in April.Congratulations to the National Merit Semi nalistsThe semi“ nalists are Caitlin Irene, Zachary Kirsche, Chad Saunders and Eric Terrell from Bartram Trail High School; Mandi LeNoir and Allan Martin from Creekside High School; Victoria Aysola, Alexis Cunio and Andrew Knuppel from Nease High School; Lucinda Ford, Zachary Glover, Lindy Magiera, Caroline Snowden, Anna Stamatogiannakis and Samuel Trotter from Ponte Vedra High School. All semi“ nalists were recognized at the School Board meeting on Tuesday, October 9.

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Page 16, The CreekLine • November 2012 • www.thecreekline.com The Shoppes of MurabellaAccepting New Patients (904) 826-346952 Tuscan Way Suite 205 St. Augustine, FL 32092 New Location!Mon-Thurs: 8-6:30 Saturday: 9-1 Walk-Ins Welcome After weeks of exhausting hard work powering through the majority of the “ rst quarter, students were anxious for a leisurely respite by the time October came around. The perfect answer to these cries for an enjoyable recess had to be the Nease High School 2012 Homecoming Dance. After the varsity football teams emphatic 44-6 The Rotary Club of Bartram Trails second Teacher of the Quarter recognition award was recently coordinated by Rotarians Michael Andreoni and Randy Johnson. Working with local principals and adhering to rigorous and competitive standards, one teacher in our local community is recognized by our Rotary Club quarterly. This quarter, the award was presented to Suzanne Mecke, “ fth grade educator at Hickory Creek Elementary School. Surrounded by her family at the October 11 Rotary Club meeting, Mecke was recognized by Dr. Paul Goricki, Hickory Creek principal, as a respected master teacher possessing the gift of curiosity and a lively, creative mind.Ž Since opening the Hickory Creek doors in August 2004, Dr. Goricki watched Mecke spread enthusiasm through love and humor whether she was teaching in the classroom, leading safety patrols or judging student spelling bees.Nease NJROTC cadets went on their “ rst “ eld trip of the year to Atlanta. Forty-two cadets and four chaperones made the trip, which included a tour of Dobbins Air Force base weather of“ ce, where they learned about safe weather conditions. Some cadets were lucky enough to hear a radio call from an aircraft that needed a weather report and see ” ight patterns. The cadets completed seven hours of community service for the city of Woodstock, Georgia. The cadets cleared out a lot of dead plants and trees for a local church. The Cadets also had a bit of fun on their trip. They went to Six Flags theme park for the day and then went to Stone Mountain Park to watch the laser show in the evening. On the last day of their trip, the cadets had opportunity to climb Stone Mountain.Rotary Club of Bartram Trail recognizes Hickory Creek fth grade educatorBy Contributing Writer Carol A. Higley, Rotary Club of Bartram TrailMecke commented, Teaching runs in my blood. It is a calling, a passion, not a job. Teaching is not about winning the corner o ce; it is about that magical moment that occurs when the student grasps the concept.Ž Prior to joining Hickory Creek as a founding member of the educator sta Mecke taught with Dr. Goricki at Julington Creek Elementary School. Thanks to our business partner sponsors Bozard Ford and Zaxbys. We are proud to recognize excellence in education in our local community. Congratulations! The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail meets weekly, Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. For more information, please contact Thomas Carroll at tfcarrollusmc@gmail.com.Nease HappeningsHomecoming dance provides a night of fun for Panther studentsBy Samuel Wright, Nease Studentwin over Eagles View High School the week prior, students gathered on Saturday, October 6 at the Moroccan Shrine Center in Jacksonville. It was there that they experienced a night of music and entertainment, while strengthening friendships and meeting new people. Students danced to the latest hits, with the occasional slow song thrown in and enjoyed refreshments and snacks that were available such as fresh fruit and a variety of cheeses. Based on the reactions of students interviewed, the theme of Homecoming could easily be friendship.Ž As ecstatic freshman A.J. Gonzalez said, The best part of homecoming was probably just going out there, dancing with all my friends and really just having a good time.Ž Gonzalez, an IB student, was more than happy for the fun that took her mind o of school work. She adds, It bene“ ts us [the students] by just giving us a time to relax and have fun. Homecoming was a great way to forget about school and just be with friends.Ž This seemed to be the mindset of most of the students after homecoming; most of them were happy with the time they had to relax and be themselves, as well as have fun and develop new friendships. It was just fun to dress up and dance with everyone to have a good time,Ž said Omar Lasheen. When youre with friends they tend to introduce you to other people. Nobody is really stressing or looking for drama so everyones looking to meet new people.Ž Needless to say, the Nease High School homecoming dance of 2012 was an easy way for students to forget about the hectic “ rst quarter workload and to enjoy their time interacting with fellow students, familiar or not. After the exciting weekend, students returned their focus to reality and the end of quarter exams that faced them near the end of October. They will no doubt look forward to next years dance in hopes of another fantastic time. Cadets go on eld trip

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Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and a ordable massage and spa services, announces Massages for Military,Ž an event honoring active duty military personnel and veterans at the six Jacksonville area locations. In appreciation for their service, Massage Envy will provide military participants complimentary one-hour massage sessions. This special one-day event will take place on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and those who qualify are encouraged to call Massage Envy Jacksonville at 821-3689 to pre-book an appointment. A valid military identi“ cation must be presented at the time of service and appointments are based on availability. We are excited to be able to give back to the men and women who have dedicated themselves for the safety and freedoms of our country,Ž said Sue Kowalewski, regional developer for Massage Envy The Pacetti Bay Middle School PTSO cookie dough/ mixed bag fundraiser sales kicked o on October 15 as PTSO volunteers distributed freshly baked cookies from a Mixed Bag to parents in the student pick up line. The fundraiser ended on October 29 with overwhelming support from the community. Cookie dough will be distributed on November 14 to students and parents at the Congratulations to the Ancient City Pirates 9U tournament baseball team! Pictured are Hayden Steiger, Morgan Hovis, Trey Fiacco, Kellen Walker, Steven Klingner, Colton Powers, Andrew Johnson, Dillon Haines, Luke Hayes, Charlie Allsup, Dallin Beggs and David Brothers. Fall is in the bag with the PBMS PTSOBy Contributing Writer Sharon Davis, Pacetti Bay PTSO Makaylah Dalton, Maddy Mannka, Jennifer Picket, Valerie Milton, Melissa Mite, Daniel Mitre, and Mason Swindall put on a smile at the photo boothend of the school day, so if you ordered from a PBMS student, you should be receiving your items soon. Mixed Bags orders will be sent home with students in time for the winter holidays. PTSO wishes to thank Bev Downs for organizing another outstanding PTSO fundraiser, the Sports Dance, held on September 28. The dance was a very popular event, with about 450 kids in attendance. The gym was decorated with streamers and sports art, with a special emphasis on the Olympics. Kids were able to strike a pose with their friends at the photo booth which had a favorite backdrop of PBMS sta painted by Emily Warner and Kelsey Taylor. PTSO wrapped up their membership drive at the end of September. Thank you to all the families that joined. Congratulations to the homeroom classes with the highest participation rate: Melissa Bourgeois (eighth grade), Cynthia Dean and Heather Stout (seventh grade) and Rozanne Rucker (sixth grade). These classes were rewarded with an ice cream party for their commitment to PTSO. If you didnt get a chance to join PTSO, its not too late. Membership applications are accepted at any time. Membership is $15 per family and includes a copy of the school directory. Meetings are held the “ rst Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the PBMS Media Center and all are welcome. More information can be found at www-pbm.stjohns.k12.” .us/ ptso/. The student directory is hot o the presses. PTSO wishes to thank Vicki Padgett for her outstanding work in publishing the directory and all the businesses that advertised in it. We appreciate their support of the school. The student directories will be distributed in early November to PTSO members. A reminder to students that Wildcat Wednesdays are a great opportunity to show your Wildcat pride! PTSO continues to sell our newly styled spirit wear and for the cooler weather, is now o ering sweatshirts. Wildcat gear can be purchased by completing the spirit wear form available at www-pbm. stjohns.k12.” .us/ and sending it to school with the student. PTSO is grateful for the support of the community as we work to raise funds to support programs at PBMS. If you own a business and are interested in partnering with the PTSO or are an individual with fundraising ideas, please contact Debbie Adams dadams2@att.net.Congratulations, Pirates Military personnel and vets to receive a free massageJacksonville. Massage is a tremendous stress reducer and ideal gift for us to provide to our military personnel.Ž This event is at the end of an exciting weekend in Jacksonville dedicated to celebrating our military and we are thrilled to be a part of it. We are also participating in SALUTE on Saturday, November 10 at the Jacksonville Landing,Ž said Kowalewski. SALUTE is a festival of Americana music and food that is being held to raise money to support the Veterans Independence Project (VIP). It is free to the public and will have a variety of local bands, food vendors and special door prizes and promotions to eligible military and veterans in attendance. Visit www. salutethevets.com for more information. VIP is a charitable project of the Southside Business Mens Club, the oldest business and civic organization in Jacksonville. Look for the Massage Envy ad in this issue of The CreekLine!

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I asked myself that question when I was invited to the Town of Elkhart Lake last December. I imagined twinkling lights shimmering on snowy streets, roaring “ res, hot toddies and sleigh rides. I happy to report I found those, but wasnt Hickory Creek Elementary School held its annual Fall Carnival on Friday, October 19 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This was the “ rst major fundraising event for the current school year. The event raised more than $10,000 to help support the PTO at Hickory Creek. Attendees enjoyed carnival games such as a football toss, basketball game, balloon pop, Plinko, Crazy Birds, TP toss, a hay dig and many more. Face painting and tattoos were also o ered to children during the event. One of the biggest hits was the in” ated bounce attractions. Everyone had fun playing and jumping with friends on a giant slide, an obstacle course and two bounce houses. There were various “ eld games and a Kidz Art and craft table to add to the fun. Many donated items were ra ed o during the event. Some of the items that were awarded included: a University of Florida Gators basketball signed by head coach Billy Donovan; hair care products and gift certi“ cates for styling; Go Pro Golf gift card; TCBY certi“ cates; Jacksonville Jaguars game tickets and a football signed by Justin Blackman; pumpkin carving kits; and Target gift cards. Restaurant Fruit Cove students received interim reports on November 2. Bubbling potions and pristine white lab coats will be at Fruit Cove this month! The science fair will be held on November 14 through 16. Battle of the Books for FCMS took place on November 6. Read on Flyers! HOPS, or Hands on Problem Solving, will be held on November 8 and 9 for the Pre-AP classes. The FCMS art class will take an awesome “ eld trip to the Cummer Museum on November 13 and November 27 and on November 25, the PTO is sponsoring a school dance. The proceeds from the dance will go to furniture for the new computer labs. One hoop, two points! Basketball tournament playo s for boys and girls are coming soon! Good FCMS HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Maddie Ross, FCMS Studentluck Flyers! Fruit Coves bands are really busy this November! The Wind Symphony will play at Julington Creek Elementary on November 16. The Jazz Ensemble will hold their winter at Fruit Cove on November 16. The Jazz Ensemble will also be performing at the Jacksonville Landing on November 30 at 7:30 p.m. We hope to see all of you there! Students at FCMS got a much needed break after quarter exams with a student holiday October 26. Everyone loves a long weekend! We cant wait for the holidays! Halloween was lots of fun and now we are getting in the mood for turkey and pumpkin pie. Fruit Cove has their Thanksgiving break starting on November 21 and coming back to school on November 26. Wisconsins Elkhart Lake believes in old-time holidaysBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comexpecting a grand old resort and a German Christmas Market. I ” ew to Milwaukee and made the onehour drive to Elkhart Lake recalling that Paul Newman made it famous as a road-racing destination. Nowadays Road America calls Elkhart Lake home and the immense facility runs 425 events each year including major summer motorsport races like NASCAR and LeMans. But the Ostho Resort, originally built in 1885 and restored in 1995, looked and felt like a Currier and Ives Christmas card come to life. The AAA four-Diamond lodge near the lake includes oversized rooms (my closet was big enough for a babys nursery), an incredible cooking school, world renown spa and bountiful classic live holiday decorations. Youll “ nd nothing plastic or arti“ cial; evergreen boughs and wreaths are topped with tartan or cranberry colored bows, fresh holly and fragrant pine decorate “ replace mantels and the lobby contained a fresh-cut tree that rose to the ceiling. A cool nip in the air inspired a sincere and non-commercial holiday mood. My real joy came at the St. Nicolas Reindeer Brunch. Instead of Santa, the children were greeted by a majestically robed and gentle Father Christmas. This white bearded man had practiced the part for years, knowing how to respond to kids di cult questions and calming little ones who werent quite sure about his presence. And yes, real reindeer were present. Father Christmas also had a staring role in the European-style Christmas Market held on the Ostho grounds. The heated tent-enclosed market insures a comfortable climate for shopping and dining on international specialties: sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, cooked red cabbage and German beer. The Old World Market stalls brim with crafts and foreign vendors from Italy, Czech Republic and Scandinavia among others. Tree ornaments are oneof-a-kind hand-blown glass or hand-painted globes. Nutcrackers and nativity sets are hand-carved wood. Sweaters are hand-knit and personalized bakery items like gingerbread men smell divine. The market doesnt feel like a mall, but more like centuriesold Europe and attracts a number of ethnic Americans. Many make a two-day getaway to the town which also o ers lodging choices in a Victorian Village and numerous culinary hotspots such as Siebkens, The Paddock Club or Lolas on the Lake.If youd like to experience an oldfashioned Christmas festival, you just might have to y to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. For more information: www.elkhartlake.com.All fun and games at Hickory Creeks annual Fall Carnival By Contributing Writer Laurie Argottgift cards to BJs, Longhorn Steakhouse, Beaches Diner and Cheesecake Factory were also awarded. A wide variety of in-house school goodies and services were a favorite part of the ra e. Students had the opportunity to win art lessons, lunch with the principal, pizza and ice cream parties and many more exciting items. An assortment of concessions was o ered so nobody left the carnival hungry. Pizza, nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and sno-cones were enjoyed by all. Sweets were available for purchase from the bake sale and cakes were won from the cake walk contest. The local businesses that sponsored this years carnival were Richard E. Aguila, D.D.S., Greenbriar Animal Hospital, Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry, Superior Landscaping and Design, Sonic, Publix, Papa Johns, Fountain Family Medical, Kidz Art, Nemetz Dental Associates Pediatric Dentistry, St. Johns Learning, Land Chiropractic and State Farm. Thank you to all the families and businesses that supported the event. The PTO appreciates those who contributed baked goods, cakes, prizes, candy, ra e items and tents. Many thanks go to the volunteers who donated time to help make it a huge success. The fall carnival could not have been possible without the generous support provided by all.

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www.thecreekline.com • November 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 19 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 As part of the 2012 MADD National Conference last week, Mothers Against Drunk Driving recognized its top volunteers and sta who have helped further MADDs mission, during the Presidents Awards Dinner. MADD National President Jan Withers presented the Brenda Altman Heart of MADD Award to the MADD National Helpline Advocates, which includes 13 dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to provide one-on-one assistance to victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes through MADDs 24-hour victim helpline, 1-877-MADD-HELP. Among these volunteers is Kim Plancher of NW St. Johns County. It was an honor for me to present this award to such a remarkable group of individuals,Ž said Withers. MADD is „ at its core „ a grassroots organization and our mission depends on the dedication and passion of those around the country who serve in a variety of roles. Our faithful helpline advocates do an outstanding job of making sure that victims and survivors can reach a compassionate ear at any time, day or night.Ž MADD provides support to victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving crashes, in Congratulations go out to Paul Brannon, our middle school Character Counts representative. Brannon and his family joined other middle school students and families from across the county at FCTC for the annual Character Counts breakfast. He stated in his speech, All of the pillars (of character) go together to create success in lifeƒSuccess takes people places. And, I plan on going somewhere!Ž We thank Paul for being a role model at SJTH. Our fourth annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction was a huge success! A special thanks to our parents who visited our school for Open House and joined us for the dinner and auction. Culinary students under the direction of Chef Lowman prepared a fabulous meal, complete with desert. By nights end, SJTH seniors pro“ ted over $2,000, a record setting amount that will go a long way in covering graduation expenses! The senior class is especially grateful to the businesses who continue to donate and support the e orts of the senior class. Our carpentry students continue to donate their time and talents to local causes. Bill Clark, the FCTC instructor, and his students have donated yet another Adirondack Gator-themed table set. Putnam Countys Chamber Local volunteer honored at MADD National Conferenceaddition to underage drinking, at no charge „ serving one person every eight minutes. Plancher, who lives in St. Johns, is the married mother of two teenagers. She teaches “ fth grade at Timberlin Creek Elementary School. Her brother Dan Nulman was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 1987 when he was 22 years old. For more information about other Presidents Award winners, visit www.madd.org/media-center/press-releases/2012/maddrecognizes-outstanding.html.About Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nations largest nonpro t working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADDs Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving will end this danger on Americas roads. PowerTalk 21 is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents’ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the United States, MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.SJTH October in review and preview for November Contributed by Tammy Hardin, Success Coach, St. Johns Technical High School of Commerce auctioned the set for $525.The drivers permit class began on October 16. Approximately 13 students are taking advantage of instruction provided by the St. Johns County Tax Collectors of“ ce. Students are required to complete 12 hours of instructional time and must complete the on-line drug and alcohol class prior to taking their permit test on November 29. Parents, please check the school website for the remaining class meetings. Students, study! Our next class will begin after the “ rst of the year. Students need to be in good academic standing in order to be accepted into the class. Principal King participated in a symposium at Flagler College earlier this month, highlighting our collaborative e orts with Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Reserves (GTM NERR) Oyster Restoration project. Local oyster reefs are in decline in both size and number. What many do not realize is that oysters serve as natures “ ltration, taking pollutants out of the water thus maintaining water quality. Did you know an adult oyster can “ lter up to 50 gallons of water each day? The Academy students enjoy the hard work and knowing they are making a di erence within our community. King has been selected to present at the National Career and technical Conference to be held in Nashville, Tennessee in November. The theme of the presentation will center around blended and project based learning.Certi“ cation class for application for GI-BMPs, a sciencebased educational program for Green Industry workers, is underway. By January 2014, all commercial fertilizer applicators must be licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture. Currently, 20 students are receiving instruction from University of Floridas Extension Division. Their certi“ cation test will take place prior to the holidays. Part of the vision of the Academy of Coastal and Water Resources is to have our students certi“ ed in areas pertaining with protecting our most precious resource„ water. Carpentry students with their Adirondack furniture. From your friends at The CreekLineHappy Thanksgiving

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Page 20, The CreekLine • November 2012 • www.thecreekline.com www.maymgt.com MAY Management Services, Inc.Licensed Property ManagementMAY Realty & Resort RentalsLicensed Real Estate Brokerage “Our job is to help Boards of Directors successfully manage their Associations” The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village Tim HutchisonRegional ManagerJulington Creek Plantation 1637 Racetrack Road #206 St. Johns, Florida 32259904-880-8796New Of“ce!Pam Horan Licensed Property ManagerDottie KrinerLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-Kelley, CAMRegional ManagerKathy May“eldLicensed Property ManagerDeborah AlleyLicensed Property Manager904-940-1002 Laura QualantoneCo-Regional Mgr. Diabetes is the leading cause of legal blindness in this country for people under age 65 and is the second leading cause of legal blindness in this country for people over age 65. November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month and Russell Pecoraro, MD, ophthalmologist at Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Clay Eye has the latest diagnostic, medical and surgical technology for taking care of this disease. Dr. Pecoraro states, Diseases such as diabetes and macular degeneration dominate my practice and are prevalent in North As classes drag on, the homework piles up and students start to “ nd cases of senioritis, some students have been hard at work, preparing one of the most technically challenging musicals Bartram has ever seen: The Wizard of Oz. Everyone knows the classic tale of a Kansas girl and her dog who “ nd themselves in the magical world of Oz, where she meets companions who help her “ nd her way back home and teach her the importance of family. Well, lets just say there are a few sweet twists and changes in there to please a modern audience. The crew is attempting some new special e ects tricks to liven up this all so popular classic. We are experimenting with silks,Ž states director Ava Fixel, the drama teacher at BTHS. Were going to try to have some neat aerial scenes and dances. Were also attempting to work with a lyra, something that is used in Cirque de Soleil, which can ” y characters on and o stage.Ž Previous productions include Jekyll and Hyde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Guys and Dolls, Eurydice and You Jennifer Schaefer works at Bank of America at the Julington Creek Branch as a bank teller; however, if you dont see her there, you just might “ nd her at Julington Creek Elementary School. Schaefer is now teachingŽ economics to second graders in Neeti Greggs second grade class at JCE. Schaefer volunteers her time through the Junior Achievement not-for-pro“ t organization. Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success. They have developed kindergarten through 12th grade programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and “ nancial literacy skills to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential. They recruit business people to bring pre-planned structured lessons to schoolaged students across the United States. The second grade program examines the responsibilities and economic opportunities available within a community. Through the program, Schaefer will work with the students to open a class doughnut shop that would operate a pro“ t. The program focuses the concepts of banking, business, the circular ” ow of money, community, economic institutions, jobs, money and productivity. The skills practiced are comparing, critical thinking, decision-making, identifying choices, listening responsively, making BTHS HappeningsWere o to see The Wizard of Oz!By Kelly Boyer, BTHS Student Joseph Daniel, JD Rees, Olivia Crews and Tanner Folds are off to rehearsal!Cant Take It With You The ITS Troupe has also received many awards for their work, including last years one act Salamander Stew. The normal day of a student in drama requires much patience and hopefully a low amount of homework, as practices sometimes go until the late evening. Despite this great responsibility, the drama kids love their work and “ nd it bene“ cial to their high school careers, as it creates bonds with other students and with the work itself. Drama is amazing. We become best friends with others in the cast. We learn from them, as they hopefully learn from us,Ž shared JD Rees, a senior and the Tin Man in the musical. Drama is one big, closeknit family,Ž con“ rms Tanner Folds, a senior and the Scarecrow in the musical. Were practically friends for life.Ž With drama, theres never a dull moment,Ž replies Olivia Crews, a senior at BTHS and the actress who will be playing Dorothy. You can never expect what is going to happen on any given rehearsal day.Ž The Wizard of Oz premieres November 29 and shows will run through December 2. Matinees will be at 2:00 p.m., with evening performances occurring at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. See you at the show! November is Diabetic Eye Disease MonthFlorida. If you have diabetes, its important that you be proactive with your vision health. This is important even if there are no vision issues. Make it a priority to control your blood sugar levels and schedule an annual dilated retinal examination.Ž Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Volunteer teaches business to JCE second gradersBy Contributing Writer Neeti Gregg, Second Grade Teacher, Julington Creek Elementary observations, problem solving and teamwork. The program is a hit for everyone involved. I love having Mrs. Schaefer come to our class,Ž said second grader Kayla Gibian. I cant believe that I am seven years old and learn how to run a business!Ž I signed us up for this program because it brings our lessons to life,Ž said Gregg. I “ nd this program very rewarding,Ž said Schaefer. I am lucky that my job provides an opportunity for me to give back to the community, share my knowledge and make a difference.Ž Jennifer Schaefer and Kayla Gibian

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www.thecreekline.com • November 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 21 (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.€Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistry€Periodontics€Prosthodontics Hummingbird, eagle, parrot and vultureƒYes, believe it or not, this was the answer to the winning question for the Durbin Divas at Friendly Feud on Friday, October 19. The Durbin Divas team, Sandra McMandon, Christy Slater, Karin Campbell, Amanda Bergamasco, Ann Sallas and Nena Thomas, were asked Name a bird that you dont want to eatŽ and won the Friendly Feud against Mr. Os Angels. The Angels Team consisted of Andrea Larese, Kelly Eastering, Robin Hart, Donna Morrison, Christine Dewees and of course Matt Ostrowsky. The students had a blast watching the teachers and sta battle it out on stage but had even more fun playing as families. A big thanks to Latitude 30 and the Bass Family for providing prizes for our teachers! All night at Durbins F.A.M.I.L.Y. Game Night, kids and parents alike were playing games and having a great time! Kids were begging to play the Feud and the In It to Win ItŽ challenges. It was so much fun watching students working together to come up with the answers to questions such as What would you not want to “ nd under your bed?Ž and This year 77 Nease High School juniors were o cially welcomed into the IB Diploma Program during a pinning ceremony held on October 4. The event, o ciated by principal Kyle Dresback and IB coordinator Kim Hollis, marked the students entrance into the highly regarded International Baccalaureate program. Dresback commended the students on their decision to continue their academic challenge in IB and wished them success in the future. Following Dresbacks comments was the ceremonys guest speaker and former IB graduate from the class of 2008, Danny Chapman, who recently graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in aerospace engineering. Students prepare for IB during their freshman and sophomore years where they take Nease pre-IB courses. The Nease IB Program was established in 1996 and is recognized as one of the most successful in the state. A rigorous two-year internationally based program of curriculum and service, IB provides world-class education that prepares students for college and beyond. Nease Inter-Durbin Creek families have fun at game nightBy Contributing Writer Reisha Rust, President, DCE PTObelieve it or not one answer was dog poop! Then they were up on stage trying to get a ball attached to a belt on their waist inside a little basket in under a minute. Everybody was having a good time! All around the school were activitiesface painting, bingo, giant checkers, giant Twister, Games, Book Fair and even a life size Candy Land sweet treat walk! The Candy Land area was bombarded all night with students wanting to play life size Candy Land and walk away with one of the treats. We also had two drawings that night for families and one lucky winner walked away with a stand up paddle board donated by Black Creek Out“ tters„congratulations to the Baldwin family for winning the board! The night was so much fun and the dinner was the best; Carrabbas Italian Grill in Mandarin provided a delicious meal and donated their pro“ ts to the Bilbrey family. Thank you so much to all the families that came out and played together!Ž And also thanks to the teachers who helped that night or played the game and the bakers who donated the wonderful goodies!Nease High School honors IB Class of 2014 in pinning ceremonyBy Contributing Writer Karen Blackwell, Nease IB Booster Clubnational Baccalaureate students actively balance a demanding academic program with service, athletic, leadership and social activities. Juniors who received their pins were: Andrew Abraham, Nicole Arrigo, Harrison Ballard, Hannah Bardin, Jacqueline Behrend, Diksha Brahmbhatt, Joshua Brand, Ashley Bushdorf, Avery Campbell, Matthew Capriotti, Colton Carter, Elena Castello, Christine Catania, Chloe Cegelski, Jesse Chen, Jason Chochran, Devon Crawford, Becca Crosby, R.J. 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Page 22, The CreekLine • November 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Enroll Now for Winter Camp Timberlin Creek Elementary PTO held its eighth annual Fall Carnival on Sunday, October 14. It was a perfect sunny October day for family fun at Timberlin Creek. There were over 2,000 attendees who enjoyed the bounce houses, carnival games and prizes. Many students got to dunk their favorite teachers, who were good sports, in the dunk tank. Carnival-goers were entertained with special performances by our own TCE fourth and “ fth grade chorus, the amazingly talented tumblers from the Zone Cheer All-Stars and the exquisite dancers from Mark Spivaks School of Dance. Gift baskets were created by our classrooms and there were several lucky winners in our gift basket drawing. The smell of barbeque “ lled the air from Woodys BBQ of St. Augustine and the kids couldnt get enough of the Italian ice Do a good turn dailyŽ is a core scouting precept. It seems that lately most of the media is devoted to material things that are not made in America. Do they know that character is still made in America? Too often our young citizens are cast in a dark and negative shadow and good citizenship is seldom recognized. The essence of character that is still made in AmericaŽ is Eagle Scout Domenique Olesen, who is the 2012 recipient of the Good Citizenship AwardŽ presented by the Oldest City Detachment #383, Marine Corps League, St. Augustine. This award is in recognition of such character that mirrors the spirit of the United States Marine Corps motto Semper Fidelis (always faithfulŽ). Currently a student at Nease High School, Eagle Scout is Good CitizenshipŽ award recipientBy Contributing Writer Charlie Myers, Oldest City Detachment #383 Marine Corps League, St. Augustine Eagle Scout Domenique Olesen with Commandant Jim Bellamy.Olesen is advancing towards a May 2013 graduation date that will springboard him into college life; sights are set on perhaps Florida State or NOVA Southeastern. Once again Olesen will be pursuing another set of milestones towards his goal of an environmental science degree with expectations of a career in “ sh and wildlife management. A typical small town kid? No way! Olesen has the cultural experience of other parts of this globe by living the “ rst eight years of his life in Germany, Norway, Ireland and England. In addition to all of his studies and extracurricular activities, where does he “ nd the time for sports, fantasy football, “ shing, bike riding and a lead on a TV production “ lm crew, plus the Boy Scouts of America too? With the great scholar, scientist, inventor and statesmen Benjamin Franklin as his inspiration and the coveted ranking of Eagle Scout within his resume, congratulations to Eagle Scout Domenique Olesen … character made in America.Ž Give Thanks!Timberlin Creeks eighth annual PTO Fall Carnival: A huge success!ŽBy Contributing Writer Shelly Kolaitis, PTO President and Carnival Co-Chairfrom Kool Skoops. Timberlin Creeks new principal Christine Stephan said, My “ rst TCE PTO Carnival was amazing! What a great event for the TCE community! The children were very excited and had a wonderful time.Ž Carnival so-chairs, Phyllis Linabury and Shelly Kolaitis, agreed that this years carnival was the biggest ever and were very excited that so many of our TCE families came out to support TCE in this fundraiser. A special thank you to the PTO Carnival committee for all their hard work that went into planning this event. Also a big thank you to all the parent and teen volunteers, for without their help the carnival could not have been such a success. PTO would also like to thank the following TCE business partners for being booth sponsors at the carnival: Kumon Math and Reading Center of St. Johns, Bruccis Pizza, Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry, Perce Orthodontics and Nemetz Dental Association. We would also like to thank Greg Stanford from Winn Dixie on County Road 210 and Andrea Brown from Walgreens on County Road 210 for their generous donations. See you next year!

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www.thecreekline.com • November 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 23 ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T 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 This is my last fashion column before the holidays and I challenge you, my FFFs (Fashionable Florida Friends) to go shopping in your closet; make your hair and mani and pedi appointments and ease into the season looking great! Speaking of pedi, make sure you have just the right red polish for the toes this holiday season and drop the ” ats; wear your strappy black sandals instead! The holidays are my favorite season and not coincidentally its the time of year when I am most excited about getting dressed. I would be remiss if I didnt share my new “ nd with you gals: velvet is back! I love it! Black velvet says ChristmasŽ to me more than ever„didnt every little girl have a black velvet holiday dress with a bow at the neck? A simple pair of black velvet jeans would go a long way in your travels this holiday season, so start looking for the perfect pair now. Rich tapestry looks are inŽ for the season, so look for a little jacket with needlepoint blooms and opulent ornamentation like pearl buttons for a seasonal piece to go with those velvet bottoms or black palazzo pants. Another topŽ idea is to wear your black cardigan buttoned up with pearls and a holiday broach; this is taking that little sweater to the next level for a party ready look. Find yourself looking pale? Go to the cosmetics counter and let the talented girls there work with your eyes and show you which products to buy and This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Trouble with the Curve a sports-drama “ lm with comedy and romance for adults and teens North Carolina high-school baseball could have the next great player. Clint Eastwood plays Gus, an Atlanta Braves scout who is having trouble seeing, as aging sometimes has a way of causing. His best friend and manager Pete Klein, portrayed by John Goodman, is worried about Gus and calls in reinforcements. On a scouting trip, Gus gets company. Mickey, his daughter (played by Amy Adams), is an attorney vying for partnership. She takes time o to help her father scout a new player. Though not blind, Gus is having serious vision problems. Their relationship is troubled and neither seems to know why she is there, but she does know baseball, though she learns he can hear the game as well as many see it. Justin Timberlake Movie ReviewTrouble with the CurveDirected by: Robert Lorenz. Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, and John Goodman. Review by T. G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to have Seen It (4 out of 5) Fashion UpdateStart earlyƒ.Make your entrance grand!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsexactly how to apply a smoldering new look for you. While you are there, try some red lip gloss, not lipstick„its a little trick someone showed me at a recent fashion show and it looks great! Shape your legs and wear your dresses! Go to the department store and head straight to the hosiery counter. Get a shear pair or pantyhose in a nice beige tone and a pair of sheer black tights; your legwear can really dress up a look. Add a sequin cami to a suit thats hanging in your closet, put on those sheer hose and a sexy shoe and your diamond earrings and walla! Put on your LBD (little black dress) and those sheer black tights and a hot colored pair of heels and you are party ready. These are just some suggestions for some go toŽ looks for the holidays. If an event on your calendar requires a dressier look, go shopping for a holiday blouse; yes, pretty blouses are in vogue this year. They are being made out of ta eta, gold lame and lace. Added to your dressy black slacks or skirt and some sparkly jewelry, this will “ t the occasion; again pay attention to that leg action with proper hosiery and dainty shoes. I challenge you to go in your closet and do this exercise before the hectic holiday season begins. Make sure your party pieces are dry cleaned and “ t properly„then you are con“ dent, which makes your entrance Grand! Happy Holidays! plays Johnny Flanagan, a rival scout. He was a pitcher who after injury has turned to a new career path. Gus scouted him and he remembers tales of the daughter now traveling with him. Could romance be far behind or will rival scouting of this new player get in the way? Robert Lorenz has directed this “ lm in a light and enjoyable manner. I am far from a baseball fan, but the game play was entertaining and dialogue easy to follow. Wit and sarcasm spurred most of the interactions and made the characters likeable, even with some trying tales of the past explaining the father-daughter relationship. Eastwood was the strong and irascible lead character he always is and Adams stayed with him toe-to-toe. She was his alter ego in baseball, not only his daughter. Timberlake proved he could do comedy well and make a good romantic interest. He truly was needed in what could have been a darker “ lm. Goodman also lightened much of the heavier storylines. Multiple other cast members played their parts well as you hope for their paybacks and root for Gus to scout what could be one last time. A good “ lm that I will watch again when it comes to the tube. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913 Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication (excluding sharps, medical wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers) St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694

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The exhibit will o er free informational literature on a variety of subjects and will be sta ed by Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel ready to answer any questions you may have regarding boating safety, boating education courses, and the security of our nations waterways. The vessel safety check station will be sta ed by Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel examiners prepared to perform free vessel safety checks on vessels moored at or visiting the marina. Vessels passing the inspections will be awarded the Safety Check sticker. Owners of vessels having discrepancies identi“ ed during the inspection will be informed as to how to correct those discrepancies and no report of such discrepancies will be made to the Coast Guard or to any other law enforcement agency.Coast Guard Auxiliary to participate in event at Camachee CoveBy Contributing Writer Robert A. Schultz, Public Affairs Of cer, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7

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www.thecreekline.com • November 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 25 YOUR ULTIMATE LIFESTYLEFamily, Fun & NatureDurbin Crossing scores a touchdown 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 nine excellent builders. DURBINCROSSING.COM Scores aTouchdown!JACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITYAdvantage Home Builders www.advantagehomebuilders.net Dennis Homes www.dennis-homes.com Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. 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Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 N ew 200 h our weeken d training session b egins January 2013 ~ 2013 500 hr workshops: A natom y y T h erapy Troop 280 has reached their 1000 hour service mark! From unloading trucks of pumpkins for River of Life United Methodist Church to feeding the homeless in St. Augustine or volunteering for an upcoming special needs campout, the Scouts of Troop 280 are always happy to help. With their most recent Court of Honor, the troop members earned over 220 new Merit Badges and also inducted nine new members into the Order of the Arrow, the Honor Society of BSA. Last month, the troop spent the weekend of September 14 through 16 camping out in the tree houses of Camp Chowenwaw in Green Cove Springs. After setting up on Friday and enjoying what is becoming a troop tradition of hotdogs cooked over an open “ re, the scouts planned their Saturday, which was “ lled with learning and teaching scout skills, working on rank advancements and Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine has announced the addition of Dr. Casey McClone to its sports medicine team. Dr. McClone completed his fellowship training in Northeast Florida at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville in Primary Care Sports Medicine. Primary care sports medicine is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of non-operative sports-related injuries. Sports medicine specialists emphasize prevention and rehabilitation in addition to acute treatment. Dr. McClone received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in the West Indies, where he graduated with highest honors. He holds two Board Certi“ cations with the American Board of Family Medicine, one in Family Medicine and the other in Sports Medicine. Dr. McClone has a special interest and extensive training in treating musculoskeletal pain for patients of all ages with ultrasound guided injections. Among other associations, he is Since reading is the most important skill you can teach a child, Hickory Creek Elemen-Every Reader is a StarŽ at Hickory Creek Elementarys All-Star Book Fair By Contributing Writer Laurie Argotttary School recently held a Scholastic Book Fair. Families were invited to attend and experience a celebration of reading. This opportunity allowed them to get involved in a universal mission of encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives. This years book fair theme was All-Star Book Fair: Every Reader is a Star. This theme was part of an exciting reading event that brings the school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging and a ordable books that kids want to read. The book fair o ered kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books to help motivate them to read more. The event was open for two weeks. Students were allowed to visit the fair during the day from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. They could make their own wish list and then return another day with the money to buy their favorite books. Two family nights were also o ered on two days from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. This was the best book fair since the school opened,Ž said Michaeleen Chalut, media specialist at Hickory Creek Elementary. We were able to buy $1500 worth of new books for the school library. And with the additional money we made, we are now able to purchase supplies and books for the school year as it advances.Ž Reading will continue to be a vital part of every childs success. Thank you to all children, families, teachers and support sta who visited the book fair. This event would not have been a success without the support from all the avid readers at the school. First Grader Jackie Rebeor makes her wish list.Troop 280 October NewsBy Contributing Writer Gabe Munoz, First Class Scout, Troop Scribea relaxing afternoon of swimming in the YMCA managed pool at the park and tetherball. Several scouts who are in the process of earning their First Class rank also led the various patrols in cooking meals ranging from meatball subs to fajitas. As always the campout was nice, relaxing and enjoyable. Next month, the troop will be camping at Silver Springs State Park. During this trip, the troop will spend Saturday ziplining among the tree canopies and over the canyons and lakes of Ocala. Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek, sponsored by River of Life UMC on Race Track Road. The troop was founded in 2009 and has grown from “ ve original members to now over 50. Their scoutmaster is Brian Miller. You can visit us online at www.julingtoncreekscouts.com for more information. Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: November 7 New: November 13First Quarter: November 20Full: November 28New doctor welcomedBy Contributing Writer Francine Quesada, Marketing Director, Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustinea member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Genealogy ClubSat., November 10 € 2 pm Bartram Trail Library Genealogy is a very ful lling hobby! For additional information, please call 827-6960.need customers?lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 26, The CreekLine • November 2012 • www.thecreekline.com REACH UP. REACH IN. REACH OUT. Service times: Sunday at 10 am Wednesday at 7 pm Cunningham Creek Elementary School REACHJAX.COM of North Florida Mandarin Food Bank At St. Joseph’s Church Proceeds benet.... Mandarin NewsLinesm GOLD SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORS CALL Mark Goldwich 406-7232 to enter the Chili Cook-o Contest ADMISSION 2 CANS OF FOOD FOR MANDARIN FOODBANK DB A B B NK NK NK NK K K K K Bring the entire family! INDIVIDUAL TASTE 50 ¢ ALL YOU CAN TASTE CHILI $7 CHILDREN UNDER 12 $4 BOWL $3 HOT DOG $1 SODA/WATER $1 $500 FOR BEST IN SHOWŽ Saturday, November 17 (Rain or Shine!)11AM 3PM Riverplace Shopping Center PRESENTED BY 16th Annual M a n d a r i n C h i l i C o o k O f f Mandarin Chili Cook-Off First Florida Insurance Newcomers of North St. Johns is an active club o ering many monthly activities. For membership information, please email Sue at sjaird@comcast. net. Come and join us at our monthly meetings. The Newcomers will hold their holiday meeting/luncheon on Tuesday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Maggianos Little Finishing the tournament undefeated, the Creeks Clash U12 Boys White team was awarded the trophy in their division at the 2012 Lotto Invitational Cup in Palm Coast, Florida. Due to storm delays, the team played three shortened games in the second day of competition. In two of its tournament games, the team had to come from behind to earn the win. It was impressive to see the boys work so hard and never give up. Congratulations to Coach Nizam Emamdie, Jack McNamee, Brandon Marchand, Herbie Steigelman, Chase Pucci, Caleb Conlan, Jack Leonard, Matt Morgan, Jackson Brennan, As water temperatures begin to drop, many of the species of “ sh weve enjoyed “ shing for have begun their winter retreat from our area of the St. Johns River. The past seven to eight months have o ered us a variety of di erent “ shing opportunities which we can look forward to returning next spring. The approach of winter does not mark the end of the “ shing on the St. Johns, it just means its time to re-focus our sights on di erent “ shing targets. Two such prime targets that make themselves available throughout the winter are Striped Bass and Speckled Perch. Striped Bass are a large hard “ ghting “ sh that likes cold water. Stripers can usually be found around any of our downtown bridges, Buckman Bridge, Shands Bridge and Doctors Lake and Black Creek Bridges. A cold, damp and cloudy winter day is Newcomers St. Johns plan holiday partyBy Contributing Writer Marcia Smith, Newcomers of North St. Johns Newcomers of North St. Johns Judy Rassa, Judy Haley, JoAnne Laird, Mitos McKay and Patti Ruda recently enjoyed the luncheon selections by Chef DeJuan at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre. Celebrating the Alhambras 45th season, the club was treated to a special musical tribute to Broadway and a preview of some of the songs from South Paci c. Photo by Betty NeyerItaly in the St. Johns Town Center. All members are asked to bring a new childrens book, unwrapped, to be donated to our St. Johns County Public Library. We thank you for your generosity. With an extra banquet room this year, lunch will be served family style with the “ rst course consisting of a crispy zucchini fritte, stu ed mushrooms, a chopped salad and freshly baked bread. The second course features their famous Rigatoni DŽ, chicken and spinach manicotti and eggplant rollatini. The third course is Chocolate Zuccotto and New York Style cheesecake. All meals are served with co ee, Creeks Clash U12 Boys White team wins the 2012 Lotto Invitational CupBy Contributing Writer Julie MartinTony Solis, Jacob Van Petten, John Vaughan, Chip Martin, Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkausually considered a good day to go Striper “ shing. Stripers can be caught with live, dead or arti“ cial baits. Vertically working jigs, casting diving crankbaits around bridge pilings or slow trolling these same baits in the same area can be e ective ways to “ sh for stripers. Dead shrimp will work, but a live shrimp or shiner will prove to be irresistible. Speckled Perch, also known as Black CrappieŽ in most areas outside of Florida, are an area favorite during the winter. Nearby lakes such as Crescent, Dead Lake and Lake Orange are short drives and o er superb speck “ shing over the winter. However many of our area feeder creeks to the St. Johns can o er some pretty decent speck “ shing. Julington, Durbin, Black and Trout Creeks are ideal locations to look for speckled perch when the weather turns right. Deep holes during a cold spell is the easiest way to try to locate speckled perch. Slow trolling, drifting or paddling over these holes with live or arti“ cial bait can work over and over once these schooling “ sh have been located. Curly tailed jigs, beetle spin lures and live minnows are all favorites of the speckled perch and need to be “ shed just o the bottom. Many people “ nd using ultralight tackle a more enjoyable and challenging way to take on these “ sh. Fishing Report: Trolling for sea trout o the end docks from Buckman to downtown has been productive. Sea trout also biting at night around downtown lights. Weak“ sh showing in good numbers in vicinities of Fuller Warren Bridge. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. iced tea or soft drinks and the cost of $25 includes tax and tip. Cash bar, door prizes and ra es will be available. Back by popular demand will be OuttaSight, a band of talented student musicians and singers from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind located in St. Augustine. Please RSVP by December 4 and note that there are no refunds. We will now mail all checks to NNSJ, 4957 Blackhawk Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259. For luncheon information, please email Carolyn at cglover1962@att.net. Cameron Arreche, Zach Hiler and Hunter Crist. You’re on Target with The CreekLine Ad deadline is the 25th of the month! Call 287-4913 TODAY!

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www.thecreekline.com • November 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 27 Faith News A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 likeŽ us on Facebook St Francis In-The-FieldEpiscopal ChurchChristian Formation 9:00am Sunday Service 10:00amChildrens Chapel and Nursery Available895 Palm Valley Rd (1 mile east of US1)615-2130 Too Busy This Holiday Season?I oer professional hair services in the comfort and convenience of your home! educator the country HAIR ANYWHERE Rhian Jangie ~ 904.868.6238 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.Reach Jacksonville is a new church in the St. Johns area. We are a Calvary Chapel and we believe the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God, because of this we go through the Bible line by line, verse by verse and precept by precept. We believe First Coast Opera opens its 2012-2013 season with scenes of love and passion from Italian opera with La Passione on Sunday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m. in Trinity Hall, Trinity Episcopal Parish, located at 215 St. George Street in downtown St. Augustine. This elegant concert-style performance features scenes from some of the most beautiful and passionate operas, including the quartet from La Bohme, Nessun DormaŽ from Turandot the duet from Norma and much more! We welcome back Jacksonville native Regina Torres as our director, who has thrilled audiences with productions of Opera Noir, Cabaret Americana plus Grandi Voci and Viva Espana last season. Torres has selected vignettes from Italian Opera which capture the passion that encompasses the characters and the music. Gracing our stage will be several faces familiar to Oldest City audiences. Karl and Ronda Paoletti, a dynamic baritone and soprano duo from Valdosta, Georgia, enhanced our stage with their polished voices in Voices of Love … Encore! and were featured in last seasons Grandi Voci Mezzo-soprano Janet Rabe-Meyer has appeared in many First Coast Opera productions, including her dramatic portrayal of Maria Callas in Master Class New to our audience are soprano Nathalie Fares and tenor Austin Hallock. Fares, What color eyes does your grandma have? Did she have pets when she was a child? Farm animals? What were her chores? Was her family poor during the great depression? Did she know that then? There are very few people I respect as much as my GeGe. She lived a life of sacri“ ce for her family yet never complained. Shes told us stories of farm life before electricity, of learning she was poor from a snotty girl at school when she was 10 and of being chasedand nipped in the butt by pigs! GeGe birthed four and raised “ ve children„the “ rst three were born into the family doctors hands at my great-grandmas house and the youngest was delivered in the doctors o ce. Times were di erent! Life was harder and simpler in some ways, but the same challenges existed then as now: the children ate her out of house and home and got into trouble sometimes, she struggled to keep family life a priority while working long hours out of necessity and GeGe desired above all that her kids grow up to love each other and know and love and serve God. When we visit with GeGe now, my children love hearing her tell stories. Shell say, Ive already told you everything!Ž then produce a new tidbit thats so fascinating because its our very own Little House on the Prairie. Our kids share rooms, so they love the story about her lying next to her big brother at night and counting the stars through the cracks in the roof. When I was a kid, we loved to go to my GeGes house because she had Nickelodeon. My cousins and I sat glued to the TV til we were prodded outside. I know why! Our parents were tired after long days at work and seven kids in a small house can get crazy! But I think back and realize there were so many opportunities for relationship lost to the green slime of Nickelodeons Double Dare. This Thanksgiving, plan ahead to cultivate relationships„not just control the chilin three main principles as a Church: 1. Reaching Up, which is focusing on our relationship with God as the foundation of our lives. 2. Reaching In which is the ministry that happens at Church for the Church as we build each other up by worshiping The Lord and studying His Word. 3. Reaching Out which is where we show Christs love to the community through di erent outreaches. This Christmas, for example, you are welcome to join us for Presents of Hope, which is one of our Reach Out Projects. We will be delivering presents to families that are in need. While delivering these presents, we will be delivering hope by sharing the love of Christ with them. If this resonated with your or if you are just curious, please feel free to join us as we worship our God and study His Scriptures together every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Cunningham Creek Elementary. Also, please check out our website, www.ReachJax. com or “ nd us on Facebook by searching Reach Jacksonville.First Coast Opera opens its season with La PassioneŽwho holds a masters degree from the University of Florida, was one of the soloists in Night at the Opera St. Augustine First Coast Festival at the Amphitheatre (2009). Hallock is a graduate of Stetson University and was a featured soloist on a 30 city tour of the United States by the college. He is currently a soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic in their concert series. Advance tickets are priced at $20 or $25 at the door. Students with ID pay only $10 (only at door or by phone). Tickets are available via PayPal online at www.FirstCoastOpera. com or by calling 417-5555. Advance tickets by phone or through PayPal will be available for pick up at Trinity Hall on the day of the performance, starting an hour and a half before concert time. Open seating is o ered and there will be a wine and beer bar.Purposeful Parenting Wireless-less HolidaysŽBy Allie Olsendren. Weve tried a lot of things over the years and while some were great, others ” opped. Give your family grace and just start somewhere with these ideas or come up with your own strategy for a Wireless-less Holiday: € Ask your kids to stash their phones, iPads, etc. Let them set up games, set the table, serve drinks as family arrives, etc. Maybe they can use them during the football game later in the day or maybe they wont miss them! € Plan games ahead to help adults engage with the children. It may have been so many years for Uncle Albert that he doesnt remember how to enjoy the kids! Or maybe he never learned in the “ rst place... its never too late! € Some games weve enjoyed: Pick up paint strips from Lowes in a variety of colors. Have the kids “ nd something in nature to match each paint chip. Horseshoes, croquet, bocce ball, corn bag toss, relays, football... € Print out a Scavenger HuntŽ with questions about family members. The children ask questions to “ nd out whos been to a game at Yankee Stadium, who served in WWII, where family immigrated from, who raised sheep or rode a camel or met a president... Happy Thanksgiving! Invite the community to your Holiday Events! Advertise in The CreekLines December issue.Call Linda Gay to reserve your space today!287-4913LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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The community is invited to join the Council on Aging for their holiday fundraiser, Christmas on the River,Ž scheduled for Sunday evening, November 18 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at River House, located at 179 Marine Street. One of the highlights of this event is the Festival of Wreaths, featuring beautiful, one-of-a-Christmas on the RiverŽ is coming soonBy Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Agingkind wreaths hand-crafted and donated to the COA by local garden clubs, ” orists, 4-Hers and Master Gardeners. Another new and special feature will be our holiday wine tasting! Christmas on the RiverŽ is the perfect way to put some real Christmas spirit in your giftgiving tradition, especially for anyone who would like to support our St. Johns County elder community. So this season, give the gift of hope, comfort and care, simply by giving a COA wreath. All proceeds from the sale of the wreaths go to support the programs and services of the Council on Aging. Tickets are just $35 each. Please call 2093685 for more information.

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www.thecreekline.com • November 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 29 JCP CARES 2012 DONATIONS WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING ST. JOHNS COUNTY CHARITIESGIVING TREE LOCATIONS JULINGTON CREEKAtlantic Coast Bank Bartram Trail Branch Library BBVA Compass Bank Capelli Salon Champions Golf Club Great Clips JCP Recreational Facility Julington Creek Chiropractic May Management Oce Panache Salon & Spa. Pinch-a-Penny Publix on Racetrack Rd. Publix on SR 13 UPS Store SR 13 & Racetrack Vystar Bartram WalkMANDARINVystar San JosePONTE VEDRAPonte Vedra Branch Library BB&TST. 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ZUMBA FITNESS NEW LOCATION EE! SPECIAL GRAND OPENING! ZumbamaniaP resident ! Rotary Club of St. Johns recently hosted a charity golf tournament and raised $32,000. This year over 90 golfers participated in the tournament on a beautiful Friday afternoon. All proceeds will be used support our local children, families and our international student exchanges. Memories of Love Foundation and the Arc of St. Johns are the Clubs key charities. Please join us for fun, fellowship and community involvement. The Rotary Club of St. Johns meets most Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club House. Please call Tony Lego at 401-1235 with any questions. Come join us in making a difference in our local community. He who pro ts most serves best; service above self. The Creeks Academy U9 Boys Blue team recently won the championship at the 11th annual Bazooka Classic Soccer Tournament held in Kissimmee. The team won all three games on their way to the championship with victories over teams from Orlando and St. Cloud. Team members include Jesse Benavides, Macoy Harrison, Nicholas Leonard, Talon Luster, Ryan Jackson, Zachary Bender, Zachary Gridley, Joey Mueller and Camden Basham. The team is coached by Matt Harrison. The Boosterthon Fun Run is now underway. The week of October 15 door decorations got underway. Mrs. Morrell and Mrs. Janssen of the media center had to almost be tra c engineers to keep order around the die cut and laminating machines. Teachers, students and room mothers worked very hard to have door coverings up before the judging on October 19. The theme for this years Boosterthon is Highway USA. This is a fun activity teaching leadership, good attitude, character, learning and “ tness. Our annual fun run was held on November 1. The students received pledges for the amount of the laps they ran. We have some future track stars at Wards Creek! School will be closed Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day. Wards Creek will also be closed November 21, 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving. This month we are honoring our veterans and the men Wards Creek updateBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, Wards Creek Elementary Mrs. Hagans fourth grade decorated door for the Boosterthon. and women who are presently serving in the Armed Forces. Thank you for protecting us and keeping our country free. Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours. If you are traveling, please be safe. Go Warriors!For many students, the beginning of a new school year includes a new classroom, a new teacher and new rou-Durbin Creek Elementary media center gets a new lookBy Contributing Writer Sheila Caballero, Correspondence Secretary, DCE PTO tines. But this year, students at Durbin Creek Elementary School were also wowed by a newly renovated Media Center. Over the summer, a team of DCES teachers volunteered to help new media specialist Matt Ostrowsky give the Media Center a makeover. Walls were painted in a relaxing blue color, bookshelves were shifted at 45 degree angles and furniture was moved to give the room a more open, spacious feel. An adjoining room previously used as a sta meeting room was also modi“ ed to make way for a media classroom, allowing Ostrowsky to teach lessons while other students check out books throughout the day. Some of the most exciting changes for DCES students have included murals painted by art teacher Jodi Lubrant, the resounding favorite being the Bookie Monster,Ž an original creature painted by Lubrant around the opening of the library book drop, thereby allowing students to feed their returned books directly into the monsters mouth as they enter the room. And as they do, Durbin Creek students of all ages look across to the back of the Media Center and see a familiar title adorning the wall: Oh, The Places Youll Go!Ž A “ tting theme indeed for a Media Center, “ lled with young Explorers who cant wait to get that next great story into their hands.

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Page 30, The CreekLine • November 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm St. Johns River Farmers Market ~In beautiful Alpine Groves Park ~2060 SR 13, Switzerland, FL 32259 ~info: St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarket@gmail.com www.facebook.com/St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarketVendor Info: 904-347-8900Local produce, baked goods, cheese, delicacies, art, crafts, kids activities, live music & more! November at Nease High School means new sports like soccer, golf, cross-country, swimming and diving, volleyball, basketball and of course, the continuing of football. The Panthers football team has been doing extremely well. They have been working together as a team, practicing hard every day and “ ghting hard at the games. Coach Matthews is very proud of their hard work and its paid o „their great victory against Pedro Menendez on Friday, November 19 showed that the Panthers are improving and they plan to achieve their goal of winning districts. The spirit at that game was awesome and the o cial retirement of former player Tim Tebows jersey and his o cial Nease diploma added a special e ect. Soccer had their tryouts from Monday October 22 to Thursday October 25 and they had their “ rst game on October 30. The varsity and junior Swimming: The only sport with no half times, no substitutions, no timeouts and you only get one shot for your goal.Ž ~Author Unknown The Loggerhead Aquatics swim team attended the Speedo Fall Short Course Meet, at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, from September 21 through 23. Over the course of the three-day meet, there were record breaking times and swims that made Loggerhead top “ ve fastest times. Eight and under girls Lizzy Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentvarsity teams have been playing and practicing very hard and theyre determined to have a great season. Jeremy Moore, a junior said, Im excited for the season. I think well do really well and win lots of games.Ž The golf team just had their biggest competition at regionals and junior Nicole Thatcher led the way. The girls cross country team has done incredibly well this year. With “ rst place at the pre-state invitational and conference, where girls placed third and boys placed fourth, they did superbly. Karen Xiang placed “ fth, Kristen Barbour placed sixth and Alyssa Rodale placed sixth. The boys who placed in the top 15 spots included Tim Roche, Kyle Gri ey and Ross Rabalais. The volleyball team has also been doing extremely well, with lots of games to get them to their goals. The swim team had districts on October 24.Loggerhead swimmers set top ve team timesBy Contributing Writer Jacalyn MortonStan“ eld swam a top “ ve team time in the 200 yard freestyle and 100 yard butter” y. Eleanor Pollitt set a team record in the 100 yard butter” y and the 200 and 400 yard IM. In addition to setting a record, Pollitt also swam a top “ ve team swim in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle and the 50 yard backstroke. Hadley Browder swam a top “ ve in the 1650 yard freestyle and the 400 yard IM. Abigail Ellis swam a top “ ve team time in the 50 yard backstroke and the 200 and 400 IM and Madison Braum swam a top “ ve team time in the 100 yard breaststroke. On the boys side, 8 and under Nicky Tayag set a new team record in the 50 yard breaststroke. The 9-10 year old boys Robbie Rait set a new team record in the 100 yard butter” y. The 11-12 year old boys Michael Morton swam a top “ ve team time in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle. Adrian Oake swam a top “ ve team time in the 50 breast. John Ryan a top “ ve team swim in the 100 yard butter” y. The 13-14 year old boys Carter Strickland swam a top “ ve team time in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle and the 100 yard backstroke. The team also congratulated one of their team o cials, Amy Moring, who received the Al Soltis award naming her the Florida Swimming Stroke and Turn Judge of the year. For more information on the team and sponsorship information please visit us at Loggerheadaquatics.com. It felt like summer outside while fall was being celebrated inside Enzas Restaurant in Mandarin. The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club held a fashion show on Tuesday, October 9. It was presented by SteinMart and Donna Keathley narrated the show, giving many helpful tips on clothing and accessories. Models Gloria Woodard, Peggy Justice, Sally McDonald, Donna H. Walker, Liz Causey, Holly Oursler, Sherlyn Seigler and Roberta Schmidt looked stunning in their fall and holiday wear. Linda Rowe, Mary Kay representative, did the make-up on the models. The out“ ts were selected and the show was coordinated by Keathley and Shirley Kipp. A lunch of chicken croquettes, salad, eggplant parmesan and chicken piccata was served, with a perfect ending of tiramisu, cannoli and tru es. Kudos to the talented chef and sta of Enzas Restaurant! The December meeting will celebrate the holidays on Tuesday, December 11 at the San Jose Country Club. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. A choice of either potato crisped chicken breast or pecan crusted tilapia, along with white cheddar mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, rolls/mini mu ns, salad and dessert will be served. The cost of lunch is $28 including tax and gratuity. A check must be received by Saturday, DeNewcomers and Womens Club enjoys fall fashion showBy Contributing Writer Linda Gomolka Gloria Woodard, Peggy Justice, Sally McDonald, Donna H. Walker, Liz Causey, Holly Oursler, Sherlyn Seigler, Roberta Schmidt and Donna Keathley at the recent fall fashion show.cember 1 and no walk-ins will be permitted. Information on where to send a check is on our Facebook page … www.facebook. com/BartramTrail.Newcomers. WomensClub or contact Kathy Chadwick at 230-9770. 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), lunch out, golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, game day (Mexican Train), Bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, lunch and matinee, a nature walk group and community volunteer projects. For club information, please contact Vice President of Membership Shirley Bodziak at Shirley@bodziak.com. The yearly membership fee is $25. To download a membership form, go to www.facebook. com/BartramTrail.Newcomers. WomensClub.Ryan swam a top “ ve team time in the 50 yard butter” y and Anna Moore set a team record in the 200 yard IM. The 9-10 girls Ciara ODonohoe swam a top “ ve team time in the 50 yard breaststroke and the 50 and 100 yard butter” y. The 11-12 year old girls made a big splash with all of their swims. Megan Arnold set a team record in the 1000 and 1650 yard freestyle. She also swam a top “ ve team swim in the 50 and 100 freestyle, the 50 and 100 yard breaststroke and the 400 yard IM. Summer From your friends atThe CreekLineHappy Thanksgiving November 11

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Being there is why Im 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 Autumn is the ideal planting season, so why not choose plants that encourage birds into your yard? As well as providing berries and seeds, certain plants have an associated insect population which encourages insect-eating migrants in both spring and fall to visit. And this actually bene“ ts anyone who grows vegetables! Pete Johnson, president of the local Audubon Society (www.duvalaudubon.org), particularly likes the red mulberry (Morus rubra), which attracts many beautiful migrants, such as rose-breasted grosbeaks and indigo buntings, but this is a tree for larger yards and where fruit-drop wont be an issue. Incidentally, as long as the fruits are fully ripe, they are edible. Also for larger yards, a southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) hosts insects in its canopy which encourages migrating warblers. There is an upright cultivar, highrise, which grows half as wide as it does high. Remember that oak roots will spread well past the canopy width. Shrubs like Florida privet The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the University of Florida IFAS Extension O ce will be organizing a GI-BMP class on November 15 at the St. Johns County Extension Wind Mitigation Building, located at 3111 Agriculture Center Drive in St. Augustine. The GI-BMP training was designed to provide landscaping professionals with knowledge, skills and tools 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.GardeningPlants for the birdsBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS(Forestiera segregata) can be trained as a hedge or left as a more natural large shrub, as can Walters viburnum (Viburnum obovatum). Both produce attractive ” owers and berries. For ground cover, try purple muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), with beautiful purple plumes. Native perennials like purple cone” ower (Echinacea purpurea) provide useful seed, so enjoy the ” owers and dead-head if you prefer, but leave the late-season seed heads for visitors like the gold“ nch. President of the local Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (ixia.fnpschapters. org), Barbara Jackson, grows beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana), which mockingbirds love, Simpsons stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans), yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) and “ rebush (Hamelia patens), which is a real hummingbird magnet. Blackberries are a good fruit source too, but keeping them weed-free can be di cult. An e ective strategy is to develop your planting to resemble a woodland edge. Plants naturally are lower right at the edge or in the foreground in your yard and step up to canopy height in the true woodland. At the very least, try to get up to a good height with shrubs and small trees such as the yaupon, which will a ord birds the shelter they need. If your immediate neighbor has a mature tree, imagine that as part of the woodland youre trying to mimic. And of course, provide a water source with shallow access that birds can use easily. Much more information can be found at the Audubon and FNPS websites; please check them out. This article, too, is invaluable: http://edis.ifas.u” edu/uw175.GI-BMP class announced Members of the Garden Club of Switzerland enjoyed a meeting and picnic in October on the St. Johns River at the home of Master Gardener Jimmy Shine. He led an interesting and informative discussion about growing and caring for citrus trees in our area. The members were able to tour his property to see a living citrus garden. Our thanks to Mr. Shine. The next meeting of the Garden Club will be held 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15 at the Bartram Trail Library. The subject for the meeting will be Landscape Design,Ž presented by designer Amanda Willson and arborist Jim Herth from Austin Outdoors Landscape Design. The public is invited and may wish to join the garden club. For more information, please call 287-9772. Garden Club celebrates fall

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Page 32, The CreekLine • November 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician Dr. Christopher Railing, D.C. and certied to practice Acupuncture683-4376 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 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 TICK SEASON IS HERE! PROTECT YOUR PET WITH THE NEW ACTIVYL TICK PLUS CALL TODAY As the leaves slowly change, so do the sports, with the winter athletic teams at Bartram Trail beginning to take o Girls basketball is in the air, determination to pursue excellence on the team members minds. As FHSAA 2012 Class 5A state runners-up last year, the girls basketball teams history makes their present much to live up to. They have a high reputation to uphold, but can they do it? Allie Mano, a senior last year at Bartram Trail, played a big role on the team as she was also named 2012 Player of the Year. She is graduated now, along with a few others key players; how di erent will the team really be? With the construction of the team two weeks ago and hard work already taking place, the girls “ rst in-season game against Mandarin will be held at Bartram Trail High School on The “ rst regular season game for the University of Florida mens basketball team will take place aboard the USS Bataan which will be docked at Naval Station Mayport. On Friday, November 9, the Gators will play the Georgetown Hoyas at 9:00 p.m. in the Navy-Marine Corps Classic. The only other time that a college basketball game has been played on an aircraft carrier was last year in San Diego when North Carolina played Michigan State. This years game at Mayport will be part of the City of Jacksonvilles Week of Valor which is a series of events that will pay tribute to the military leading up to Veterans Day. Most of the people in attendance at the Florida-Georgetown will be members of the military. The remaining tickets are limited and they will be part of a ticket package that is combined with the Colts-Jaguars game that will take place the night before on Thursday, November 8. Those who arent able to attend the basketball game in Fresh Start Hydroponics brings to market cut your ownŽ living kale, Swiss chard and other leafy greens. Local producers KYV Farm and Natural Springs Dairy are also now bringing their “ rst fall crops to market. New vendor, Pasta Fresca, brings a variety of fresh herb and vegetable pastas. Novembers Snap the Park, a monthly photo contest, has begun; all are invited to submit up to “ ve photos per month of the farmers market and/or Alpine Groves Park to snapthepark@gmail.com. The St. Johns River Farmers Market is seekBTHS Sports Roundup Lady Bears basketball previewBy Megan Grant, BTHS StudentNovember 15. As the “ rst game of the season, high hopes should allow for a promising game, showing us all what the Lady Bears have got this year. We are certainly ready for the challenges we are going to face and are going to work really hard to try and get to where we went last year,Ž exclaimed Sarah Ragland, a junior on the varsity team. Madison French, also a junior on the varsity team, talks about the season to come: We lost four major seniors that were huge contributors to our team, but I dont think we will let that stop us. Our team has the “ ght to get through anything and we proved that last year.Ž But lets get down to what everyone really wants to know; will the Windle beardŽ be back again? Ben Windle, girls basketball varsity coach and teacher at Bartram Trail, has never failed to add in his own special swing to the season and games. Last year, with his long beard yet young exposure, everyone got a humorous kick out of it. When asked about the beard, French said, Knowing Windle, hes sure to come up with something new for this year and I can only imagine what it will be!Ž The guys may like Windles beard, but as for us girls on the team, if he has it again, we will probably go on strike,Ž declared Ragland jokingly. After talking with both girls and a few of the other players, it is clear what a family their team is and how excited they are to be back in season. With a busy schedule of games ahead, the gym will be “ lled with drive, energy and team spirit. Local Sports SceneNovember begins College basketball season By Chad Cushnirperson can watch it live on TV on the NBC Sports Network. Other notable games for the Gators in November include home dates with Wisconsin on November 14, UCF on the day after Thanksgiving and Marquette on November 29. Last year, the Gators made it to the Elite Eight for the second season in a row. Patric Young, Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy return to this years squad. All three averaged more than 10 points per game last year. Erving Walker has graduated and Bradley Beal left for the NBA where he was the third overall pick by the Washington Wizards. Florida State won the ACC Tournament last season, but their run in the NCAA Tournament came to an end in the second round. Last years leading scorer Michael Snaer returns for his senior year. Ian Miller, Terrance Shannon and Okaro White are among the other key contributors who are back. The Seminoles begin their season at home against South Alabama on November 9. Theyll also host UNF on November 21. Speaking of the Ospreys, they host exhibition games vs. Flagler on November 1 and Edward Waters on November 10. The “ rst regular season game is at Memphis on November 12.JU begins its season at Georgia on November 9. The Dolphins “ rst home game is November 13 against Trinity Baptist at Veterans Memorial Arena. The November schedule also includes a trip to Miami on November 16 and two games in Mexico on November 24 and 25. Dog Days & Cat Naps Loving Pet Care since 2000!904-315-7531 Looking for a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker? www.DogDaysCatNaps.com Farmers market announces new vendorsing volunteers to assist with activities of all kinds for children, parking and market maintenance. Please email St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarket@ gmail.com. Give Thanks!

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www.thecreekline.com • November 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 33 Oil Change & Rotation $19.99 $20 Off All Alignments $30 Off any Brake Job12-15-12 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 With the coming of a season change, a new line of Knights are facing the battle “ eld as we head into our winter sports 2012 season. The temperature may just be starting to cool down, but for the Knights, things are just starting to heat up! Unfortunately, with the new season of Knights on the horizon, football and other fall sports are starting to wrap up, but they arent leaving until they get one last charge in. The last varsity football game will be a home game versus the Bartram Trail Bears on November 9. We need all of our Creekside Crazies to come out and support the Knights! We may have broken our winning streak at home this year, but how awesome would it be to start it back up again by defeating the Bears! Our varsity football players arent the only stars of the show though; this years JV football team has had an incredible season, with only one loss so far. Way to go, Knights! Both the boys and girls varsity cross country teams will be heading on to a district meet this month on November 6. The goal of all the cross country athletes at Creekside High is to attend the state meet on November 20. The state meet will be held this year in Dade City. After a long chat about tradition from Coach Frank, the boys and girls teams were both “ red up for this years conference meet. The boys team managed to bring home the title, while the girls carried home second place after Bartram Trail. Our swimming and diving teams will be taking one last splash as they prepare for the November regional meet held this year at UWF in Pensacola. Regionals will be held on November 2.Winners of the Regionals cup will go onto State “ nals the following week on November 8. This month on November 10 our Creekside varsity cheer team will be competing at Matanzas High School. Being previous state champions, the girls are quite con“ dent that this year they can bring home the title yet again. Congratulations to all the athletes who have made the soccer, basketball and wres-CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studenttling teams for this years 2012 winter season. With a new rise of Knights, we will continue to strive towards bringing Knight Time across St. Johns County. Both the boys and girls soccer teams start out this season with some pretty tough battles. On November 20th the girls will face Bartram Trail High School and on November 26 they will play Ponte Vedra. Come out and support the girls soccer team as they bring Knight Time to Shark week. Junior varsity plays at 5:30 p.m. and varsity kicks o at 7:20 p.m. Itll be sure to be a great game! The boys soccer team will also take on Ponte Vedra High on November 13. The Creekside wrestling team will also face the Ponte Vedra Sharks at home on November 28. The junior varsity team will have their “ rst match away at Fletcher High School. The wrestling team is well prepared for the battles ahead, as they have continuously been through everyday conditioning and “ tness training to be the best of the best. All those interested in joining the track and “ eld team, join the Monday and Wednesday morning conditioning sessions starting at 7:30 a.m. Spring season may seem far away, but a lot of the sports here at Creekside strive towards perfection and perfection only comes from practice. Both boys and girls lacrosse teams have been in training/pre-season conditioning since this summer. You can only get better! Lets keep charging towards success Creekside and bring the heat full on this winter season! The Liberty Pines Academy football team held a food drive at their October 11 home game. The Wolves donated over 100 food items to Second Harvest of North Florida. Toni Williams of Second Harvest said, The drive was a great success.Ž LPA Wolves show courage on the “ eld and honor in the community! LPA Wolves football team gives back to community Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldn’t your ad be included? Call Linda Gay TODAY!287-4913

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Page 34, The CreekLine • November 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Julington Tire CenterA Locally Owned Auto Repair Center MONDAY FRIDAY: 7:30AM… …5PM Service You Can Trust! Previous GoodYear ~ Behind McDonalds on SR 13 Now Selling: GoodYear Michelin BF Goodrich Uniroyal Cooper Mastercraft Many More! $1795OIL CHANGE & Rotation Up to 5 qts. Shop fee and waste disposal extra. Most vehicles. Gas engines. Cannot combine with other oers. Must present coupon. 500 SR 13 North in Julington Creek (Behind Regions/McDonalds) 230-2677 We Welcome National Accounts! Ma Ma ngines the r o er s. p on. $25OFFSERVICEMinimum Purchase of $50. On October 12, MCE held the annual Mustang Gallop. The weather was perfect, the enthusiasm was fabulous and the community support was top notch. This has been a successful fund raising event for the school since the “ rst Gallop was held a few years ago. Thanks to the hard work of the Mustang Gallop coordinator, Lori Klucharich, everyone enjoyed the event and much needed money was raised to support school programs. Each class was assigned a 15 minute time slot to participate. Students were able to walk, run, hop, skip even gallop during their time. After The Junior Midget Outlaws Gold won their City Championship game played at EverBank Field on October 28. Coaches: Don Abbey (head coach), Scott Bradley and Jon Hale. Team mom: Denise HutchinsonCFL Outlaws win big at City Championships! The Outlaws advanced three teams to the Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner Football Conferences City Championship games on October 27 and 28. Each team won and will compete at the regional level during the weekend of November 10. Congratulations and good luck Outlaws!The Junior Pee Wee Outlaws Gold won their City Championship game played at First Coast High School on October 27. Coaches: Angelo Vespi (head coach), Paul Blazejowski, Brad Denny, Greg Helm, Ike Keene, Robb Muley and Ralph Hamilton. Team moms: Pam Bowser and Kelly Helm. The Pee Wee Outlaws Gold earned the title of City Champions on October 27 at First Coast High School. Coaches: Mike Hughes(head coach), George Chapas, Chuck Forcier, Clay Grimes, Paul Spano, Jeff Smith, Davis Gast and Jerry Bennett. Team moms: Jennie Fagan and Karen Kourany Mill Creek Elementary enjoys great success with the annual Mustang GallopBy Contributing Writer Wendi Brothers, Mill Creek PTAeach completed lap, students were met by volunteers and received a bracelet. When time was completed the students enjoyed a cold drink and healthy snack. More volunteers met with the students and recorded how many lap completion bracelets they had earned. Students had collected pledges prior to the Gallop for each lap run. A total of 10,018 laps were run by the students. Way to go Mustangs! The hard working volunteers were treated to a delicious lunch of burgers on the grill. The election results are in: MCE has formed the 2012-2013 Student Council. Students were elected by their peers after a tough campaign. The race for president was so close a run-o was called. The “ nal results are: President: Riley Larson Vice-President: Brady Hill Treasurer: Ryan Clark Secretary: Madelyn Eisen Homeroom Representatives: Tanner Hill, Grant Veon, Riley Murr, Grayson McCombs, Olivia Love The “ rst project for Student Council will be the Food Drive which will start November 5 and end November 16. All donations will be delivered to the St. Francis House, the local homeless shelter. Mill Creek Elementary School has a great history of community involvement. The large amount of growth enjoyed by this area of the county has brought with it tremendous business partner support. November 8 will be Spirit Night at the Caddyshack Restaurant. Come out and enjoy a great meal and good company … supporting MCE at the same time. Caddyshack will donate a portion of the evening sales directly to the school. If you would like to become a business partner, please contact Christy Frazier, business partner liaison, through the PTA website for MCE. And theyre off! Students race off during the annual Mustang Gallop.

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INDIVIDUAL TASTE 50 ¢ ALL YOU CAN TASTE CHILI $7 CHILDREN UNDER 12 $4 BOWL $3 HOT DOG $1 SODA/WATER $1 $500 FOR BEST IN SHOWŽ Saturday, November 17 (Rain or Shine!)11AM 3PM Riverplace Shopping Center PRESENTED BY 16th Annual M a n d a r i n C h i l i C o o k O f f Mandarin Chili Cook-Off First Florida Insurance On Saturday, October 6, the parishioners of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church held a birthday party for Bernice A. Porter“ eld, who turned 100 years old on October 17, 2012. More than 100 people were in The holidays are almost here. Time for the holiday sights, wonderful fragrances and the glorious sounds of the season. Its time to enjoy family and friends, engage in conversation and catch-up with everyone. Do not miss a word! But, are you missing some words or conversations? Do you have to ask family and friends to repeat themselves? Do you sit quietly by yourself or have you stopped going to parties and family gatherings? Have you dropped-out?Ž If you answered YesŽ to only one of these questions, it is time to help your hearing. And you are not alone; nearly one of every “ ve Americans has some kind of hearing loss. Thats 36 million people! But not everyone seeks help for their hearing. The average wait before seeking help is seven to 10 years. Only one out of “ ve people who could bene“ t from using a hearing aid wears one. Does this describe you? Heres how to change: Take the “ rst step and get a hearing test from a quali“ ed Doctor of Audiology, an audiologist. An audiologist is a professional with a college education. Doctors of Audiology have seven to eight years of higher education covering all aspects of the human ears anatomy, physics of sound, types of hearing loss, ear disease, the e ects that loud Bernice Porter“ eld and Fr. John Tetlow of San Juan Del Rio Catholic ChurchHappy Birthday to Bernice Porter eldBy Contributing Writer Rita DowerDont miss the sounds of the season! Dr. Rosann Faullattendance to help her celebrate her upcoming birthday. Porter“ eld was born and raised in Jacksonville. In a time when women did not go to college, in 1934, she graduated from Florida State College for Women which later became known as Florida State University. She was married to Miller Porter“ eld and had three children„two sons and a daughter who died in 2010. She has six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Porter“ eld resides at Westminster Woods where she currently is a Sacristan for the Thursday weekly Catholic mass. She volunteers at Westminster as needed and belongs to a knitting group. She is still knitting hats and other items for our hospitals and also for Hospice. When asked how she feels about turning 100 years old, she said, I cant believe it, I feel 1/2 that age!Ž Porter“ eld continued, I still have the same interests and desires, although my math isnt so good any more.Ž All who know Bernice Porter“ eld agree: she is one remarkable lady. noise and certain drugs have on the human auditory system, tinnitus … both cause and e ects, hearing aid circuitry, ampli“ cation systems, assistive listening systems, hearing aid t-coils, hearing aid blue-tooth systems and much more. Most importantly, they are skilled in how this information can be used to help improve your hearing and lifestyle. The professionals at Dr. Rosann W. Faull, LLC, Audiology and Hearing Aids Services have the education and experience to get you started, beginning with a video examination of your ear canals; if there is any debris or wax present you will see it! Then a diagnostic hearing test with a report will be sent to your physician. 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If the words are slurred or the person can’t answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away. In 1994, the National Family Caregivers Association began promoting the celebration of family caregivers during the week of Thanksgiving. President Clinton signed the “ rst presidential proclamation in 1997 and every president since has issued an annual proclamation appreciating family caregivers. As interest grew in family caregiving issues, Caregivers Week became National Family Caregivers Month. Day in and day out, more than 65 million family caregivers in this country ful“ ll a vital role on the care team. No one else is in a better position to ensure continuity of care. Family caregivers are the most familiar with their care recipients medicine regimen; November is National Caregivers Month they are the most knowledgeable about the treatment regimen; and they understand best the dietary and exercise regimen. NFCA coordinates National Family Caregivers Month as a time to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. Celebrating Family Caregivers during NFC month enables all of us to: € Raise awareness of family caregiver issues € Celebrate the e orts of family caregivers € Educate family caregivers about self-identi“ cation € Increase support for family caregivers For more information, please visit http://thefamilycaregiver.org.

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Page 4, Senior NewsLine • November 2012 • www.TheCreekline.com Im safe. I am protected by Alert1 24 hours a day.One touch of a button sends the help I need in event of a fall, medical emergency, re or home intrusion.For a FREE brochure call:1-888-721-7636 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard For the past 10 years, Kathryn Murphy, the owner of Comfort Keepers serving Jacksonville and the surrounding beaches, has dedicated herself to providing seniors and other area residents with exceptional in-home care services while establishing her company as one of the leading service providers of in-home care. Murphys company has served over 500 clients, allowing them to live independently and safely within their own homes and is proud to announce their 10-year anniversary. Murphy believes much of her success can be traced back to the mission of Comfort Keepers: to provide clients with the highest level of quality of life that is achievable. Because their caregivers, which they call Comfort Keepers, devote hours of their lives to help others, the families of her clients can live their lives with the peaceof-mind knowing that their loved ones are in the hands of compassionate and trustworthy individuals who have a genuine concern for others. All Comfort Keepers must pass a comprehensive hiring process including three interviews, local, state and national background screening including “ ngerprinting, blood and alcohol prescreen, driving standards as well as complete a two day orientation. Hired as employees, they are covered with workers compensation, professional and general liability insurance and are bonded with all employer taxes paid on their behalf. Murphys company has also been actively serving the community in a volunteer basis by collecting food for low income seniors through a program called Feed Seniors Now. It is part of a larger Comfort Keepers initiative that focuses on proper nutrition for seniors. To assist in this program, please call 2309220. We owe our success to the families of this community who initially made the decision to put their trust in Comfort Keepers to care for their loved ones,Ž says Murphy. We are very proud of the growth and success that our organization has had over the years. Our hard work is truly paid o at the end of each day when we settle in at home knowing that our o ce has made a di erence in the lives of so many.Ž Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine! Novel bone conduction technology is now available in Jacksonville in a non-invasive device. Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center is beginning to o er the SoundBiteŽ Hearing System, an innovative approach to treating patients with single-sided deafness (SSD), a loss of hearing in one ear. SoundBite is the worlds “ rst removable and non-surgical hearing solution to use the well-established principle of bone conduction to impercepti-Company celebrates ten years of serving seniors Kathryn Murphy RN, MSN, Owner Ear surgeon to begin trials of SoundBiteŽ hearing system„on himself!bly transmit sound via the teeth to the inner ear. What is even more remarkable is that Dr. Glenn Knox, director of Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center, has selected himself as the “ rst patient to receive the device! SoundBite takes advantage of a persons natural teeth structures as the bone conductor to transfer sound vibrations to the inner ear. According to Dr. Knox, Bone conduction has long been recognized as one of the most e ective methods for bringing sound to patients with single-sided deafness. Using the SoundBite system, we can custom-“ t patients with a noninvasive, high-tech solution that does not require surgery, a permanent implant or a lengthy delay for the implant to take hold.Ž Unlike bone-anchored hearing aids that use a surgical implant in the skull, SoundBite hearing system consists of two simple components. One piece is an easy to insert and remove In-The-Mouth (ITM) hearing device, which is custom-made to “ t around the upper, left or right back molar teeth. The other component is a small BehindThe-Ear (BTE) microphone unit that tucks behind and inside the impaired ear. SoundBite is nearly invisible when worn. No modi“ cations to the teeth are required. Both components are rechargeable. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine! addition to these items, cereal, co ee, tea and other drinks, toilet paper, soap and laundry are in short supply. Additionally, to share the joy of the holiday dinner, basic holiday dinner items such as boxed potatoes, canned fruit, turkey gravy, cream soups, green beans, black eyed peas, cake and mu n mixes are asked to be donated. Your donations will be passed on to a very grateful Christs Cupboard Community Food Bank at Celebration Lutheran Church on Roberts Road, which now has over 140 families registered to receive monthly help and to The Community of the Cenecale whose Our Lady of Hope Mission in St. Augustine serves men and women rebuilding their lives. The residents of the mission live 100 percent on Providence. Kathy Bravo, President of JCP CARES, told us she has a subdivision list ready to go and suggests that if you or your child want to participate in the food drive to email her at fkbravo@gmail.com. She says, Its a perfect way for students to get service hours and the more hands we have the easier the job will be.Ž It is a national tradition to give thanks at this time of year and in the spirit of the Pilgrims it is also time to share our bountiful harvest with our neighbors. So please consider, as the holidays draw closer, taking a look at the weekly grocery store ” yers, taking advantage of Buy One Get OneŽ deals for the holidays and contributing two or more!JCP CARES Food Drive continued from Section A, page 1

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www.TheCreekline.com • November 2012 • Senior NewsLine, Page 5 Medical Alert for SeniorsMedical Alert Monitoring 24/7 Free Equipment Free Shipping Easy Setup Nationwide ServiceHELP AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON!Call Today:1-888-928-2870 Call today 904-388-4558www.,HomeHealthAuthority.comAvailable 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Oering hourly and 24-hour home care services.Home Health Authority is dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate, and affordable non-medical in-home care services to our clients. Available 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Offering hourly and 24-hour home care services. License # 299993967A Few Of Our Services Offered C C C C C C C C New Customers that Mention Ad, Receive First Two (2) Hours of Services Free. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is Jacksonvilles best choice for active, senior living. Residents quickly “ nd they enjoy life more fully now that theyre freed from the time and expense of home maintenance. They choose from a wide array of options in home styles, activities, dining, progressive “ tness and wellness programs. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek also provides a range of health care services, if ever needed. Nestled in 86 acres of lush, semi-tropical paradise on the arm of the St. Johns River, the community provides the best combination of a private, natural setting with the bigcity amenities of nearby Jacksonville and the quiet historic charm of St. Augustine. The communitys newly constructed Southwood Village homes are appointed with the “ nest amenities and have won top design honors from the National Home Buyers Association. Only four homes are left in this serene, gated setting neighborhood that features a clubhouse, pool and Looking for active retirement living? pond. In town, residents enjoy world-class restaurants, premier golf courses, outstanding museums, beautiful beaches, Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football games, top-name entertainment and more. At the community, residents choose from a full slate of activities that change every day … many developed and led by the residents themselves. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek proudly o ers “ nancial incentives to retired ministers, missionaries, Christian educators, retired career military or surviving spouse as well as retired teachers, “ re“ ghters and police o cers. For many residents, the only question left is: Why did I wait so long? Call today for a personal tour and discover why a move to Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is the best move you can make! Please call 287-7300 or visit the community online at WestminsterRetirement.com. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine! JCP CARES 2012 DONATIONS WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING ST. JOHNS COUNTY CHARITIESGIVING TREE LOCATIONS JULINGTON CREEKAtlantic Coast Bank Bartram Trail Branch Library BBVA Compass Bank Capelli Salon Champions Golf Club Great Clips JCP Recreational Facility Julington Creek Chiropractic May Management Oce Panache Salon & Spa. Pinch-a-Penny Publix on Racetrack Rd. Publix on SR 13 UPS Store SR 13 & Racetrack Vystar Bartram WalkMANDARINVystar San JosePONTE VEDRAPonte Vedra Branch Library BB&TST. AUGUSTINEBB&T Florida Capital Bank Southeast Branch Library Vystar210 AREA First Florida Credit Union Publix VystarANASTASIA ISLANDAnastasia Island Branch Library BB&THASTINGSHastings Branch Library PALENCIA SPONSORSGold Sponsor: May Management Silver Sponsor: The Creekline DROP OFF ITEMS TO GIVING TREE LOCATIONS BY DEC. 7thFOR MORE INFO CONTACT KATHY BRAVO AT KBRAVO@JCPCARES.ORG www.jcpcares.orgAlpha Omega Miracle Home Betty Grin House Big Brothers & Big Sisters Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine Camp I Am Special Career Navigators Program FCTI Celebration Lutheran Food Pantry Cenacle Community Community PedsCare (Pediatric Hospice) Council on Aging Trout Creek Department of Children & Family Services Dreams Come True EPIC Family Resource Center Good Samaritan Health Clinic Guardian Ad Litem H.A.W.K.E. Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education Healthy Families of St. Johns Hogans Harvest Home Again St. Johns Homeless Coalition Kids Bridge Life Services of St. Johns county O.U.R. Community Center, Hastings Pie in the Sky S.A.F.E. Saving Animals from Euthanasia SEA Community Center St. Augustine Wild Reserve St. Augustine Youth Services (S.A.Y.S.) St. Francis House St. Gerard Campus St. Johns County Homeless Student Program Wags & WhiskersBB&TBenefitting St. Johns County November is National Alzheimers Awareness Month. It is also National Family Caregiver Month. And the residents of St. Johns County know well the joys and the frustrations of providing long term care for loved ones whose lives have been touched by Alzheimers Disease, dementia or other forms of brain trauma. After all, there are almost 5,000 individuals in our county who are living with a diagnosis of one or more of these medical conditions. While this is a staggering statistic, the implications are even more sobering. What this means is that, for each of those 5,000 individuals, there are either loved ones or professional care team members serving as caregivers. Health care professionals agree that the job of caregiver is both rewarding and challenging. They also caution that it is almost impossible to provide Caregiver support„More important now than everBy Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Agingoptimum care for a loved one if it means neglecting the health and wellness needs of the caregiver. The Council on Aging (COA) is making every e ort to ensure that caregivers in St. Johns County have access to professional advice and support and that skilled, compassionate care services are available to everyone dealing with the challenges of Alzheimers Disease, memory loss or brain trauma. Memory Enhancement Workshops are available at the Coastal Community Center, The Shores United Methodist Church and at Christ Church in Ponte Vedra Beach. The COA has also formed the Community CareGiving Program. Community Care-Giving is a collaboration with other agency partners that is designed to o er resources like free, con“ dential and oneon-one personal assessments; educational programs; lifestyle tips and coping techniques, and caregiver support and guidance. Caregiver support groups are o ered free of charge at three convenient locations and provide an excellent source of information and encouragement. Support groups meet at the following locations: Coastal Community Center, 180 Marine Street, River House, 179 Marine Street and The Players Community Senior Center, 175 Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra Beach. The Council on Aging has also scheduled free memory screenings at THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center on Tuesday, November 13 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and at the Coastal Community Center on Wednesday, November 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. These screenings are simple and safe and are given by a healthcare professional in a private setting with only the client and screener present. The screening questions are designed to test memory, language skills, thinking ability and a variety of other functions. Other screening tools include the GPCOG, MINI-COG and MIS. The results will be reviewed con“ dentially with the individual and referrals suggested, if applicable. No appointment is necessary. Please call the Council on Aging at 209-3700 for more information on any of the above programs or to learn about volunteer opportunities. And remember to visit our website at www.coasjc.com.

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Independent Living Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimers and Dementia Care 10660 Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32257(888) 409-6894www.horizonbay.comAssisted Living Facility Number: 5572 Weve served our country, raised our family and worked hard to be where we are … and were not about to slow down now. Thats why weve chosen to live in a community where we can enjoy life to the fullest. From great meals to fun activities, were more active and engaged than ever. We think youd love it here, too, so call or visit today. Weve earned this lifestyle... How about you? Baptist AgeWell Center for Senior Health, the centerpiece program of Baptist AgeWell Institute, has o cially opened to patients and their families. Led by a fellowship-trained geriatrician and sta ed by a multidisciplinary gerontology-trained team, AgeWell Center for Senior Health is an outpatient clinic of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville o ering a comprehensive approach to geriatric healthcare that is unique to our region. Baptist Health has a longstanding commitment to helping people in our community maintain their quality of life as they age,Ž says Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health. In 2011, we deepened this commitment by forming Baptist AgeWell Institute, which integrates research, education, clinical care and social services into a holistic program, followed by the opening of AgeWell Emergency Care for our elderly ER patients. The opening of AgeWell Center for Senior Health is the next signi“ cant step in transforming the way our community cares for older adults.Ž Located on the “ rst ” oor of the Baptist/Aetna building on Prudential Drive, AgeWell Center for Senior Health is designed to serve individuals 65 and older who are experiencing complex issues a ecting their daily activities. Common issues include: € Decline in function or ability to care for oneself € Falls, unsteady balance, muscle weakness € Multiple ER visits or unplanned hospitalizations in the past year € Incontinence € Poor appetite, weight loss € Memory loss, dementia € Depression, anxiety € Diagnosis of multiple diseases or conditions € Multiple prescribed medications Clinical care at AgeWell Center is led by Marisol Lance, DO, a fellowship-trained geriatrician who recently moved to Jacksonville from Birmingham, Alabama where she was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care. I have made it my mission to improve the health and wellbeing of older persons,Ž said Dr. Lance. I am very excited to be here in Jacksonville leading the healthcare team that will positively impact the lives of seniors in Northeast Florida Center is dedicated to helping older adults stay healthy and independentthrough the work of Baptist AgeWell Center.Ž Patients of AgeWell Center for Senior Health receive a comprehensive geriatric assessment of the physical, emotional, social and home environmental factors that might be a ecting their health and wellbeing. Based on the “ ndings of the geriatric assessment, an integrated care plan is developed and a care coordinator, who is a quali“ ed social worker, works with the patient, family, primary care physician and the rest of the multidisciplinary team to implement the plan. Other members of the patients care team may include a clinical pharmacist, mental health provider, rehabilitation therapists, dietitian and clinical nurse specialist. The AgeWell Center o ers specialized services for bladder health, memory disorders, behavioral health, pharmacy therapy management, diabetes and senior rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including balance issues. The center also o ers practical support to the patients caregiver or family member and connects the patient and family to any needed social services within the community. The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@rtpublishinginc.comWhat a catch! Its the Trout Creek Craft Fair. Dont let this one get away! The annual Trout Creek Craft Fair is your chance for one-stop-shopping with real holiday ” air. Join us on November 14 and 16 and again on December 5 and 7 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Trout Creek Park Pavilion, located at 6795 Collier Road in Orangedale for this one-of-a-kind event, featuring hand-crafted items like jewelry, ” oral arrangements, handbags, photography and penciled drawings...even a doll with hand-crocheted clothing! Celebrate the holidays, bring your gift list and support the crafters at COAs Trout Creek Park Pavilion! Please call Judy at 522-1611 for all the details. Trout Creek Troubadours! Hands are clappin and toes Trout Creek NewsBy Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Agingare tappin whenever the Trout Creek Troubadours take the stage every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Trout Creek Park Pavilion. Please call Judy at 522-1611 for all the details. Mark your calendars for Friday, November 2 at 11:00 a.m. for the Sons of the Beaches Barbershop Style Harmony You wont get a shave or a haircut, but you will feel like youve traveled back in time...theres nothing like old-style harmony from the Sons of the Beaches.Ž Its all happening at the Trout Creek Park Pavilion. Volunteers needed at Trout Creek! Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver Meals on Trout Creek news cont. on pg 7of the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life drives, letting the audience know how important the event is right here in our neighborhood. The Bartram Trail Relay for Life is one of 329 Relay for Life events in Florida, yet has the distinct recognition as being ranked 14th in the entire state. Last year the local event raised close to $200,000. She next requested that everyone pull out their light sticks and asked, If you have ever been told you have cancer, break your stick.Ž A majority did and the lights began to shine. She followed by asking, If you know a parent, child, sibling, friend, neighbor or co-worker who has been told they have cancer, break your stick.Ž Before she could go through the list every stick was broken and the room twinkled with little glows of light. It was quite a moving moment when everyone realized just how this demon of cancer reaches everyone. Relay for Life is often referred to as one day, one night, one community, one “ ght.Ž It is the culminating event of the ACS fundraising year wherein all of the teams come together to honor those who have ever heard the words, You have cancer.Ž It is a giant festival with tons of food, music and activities and the whole community is invited. This years Relay will be held at the Bartram Trail High School “ eld and track on May 4, 2013. If you are interested in forming or joining a team or just being a part of the Bartram Trail Relay for Life, please contact Becky Kimball at greglbeckyl@bellsouth.net or 254-7325. After all, tomorrow it could be you who might hears those words, Youve got cancer.Ž Lets all help chase these demons and ghouls away. Marianne Quigg, entertainment chairRelay for Life cont. from Section A, pg. 1

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www.TheCreekline.com • November 2012 • Senior NewsLine, Page 7 Dealing with dementia ? Need solutions ? Call Satori Pathway 904-732-4545 www.satoripathway.org With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period quickly approaching (October 15 through December 7), now is a good time for seniors to review their current health care and prescription drug coverage. ElderSource is a local resource for information and assistance to help seniors through this important period in Medicare. The Department of Elder A airs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program, in partnership with ElderSource, is reminding Florida Medicare bene“ ciaries to carefully evaluate their health care needs and seek assistance as needed to prepare for the Medicare Annual Election Period. With so many options among Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans, which vary by location, it is important for seniors to understand what options are available to them. Medicare bene“ ciaries who have questions or concerns about the upcoming Medicare Annual Enrollment Period have a place to turn and get objective help comparing plans. Specially trained SHINE volunteer counselors provide free information and assistance at several locations throughout Duval and St. Johns counties. To make an appointment, call the Elder HelpLine toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-9635337) and ask to be connected with a SHINE counselor. Individuals interested in getting help comparing plans should be ready to go to their counseling appointment with important information about their health and prescription drug coverage. To provide the best assistance, SHINE volunteers will need a list of medications the individual takes, a list of providers he or she wants to use (e.g., doctor or pharmacy), and any notices from an existing plan (i.e., Annual Notice of Change), Social Security or Medicare about changes to costs and coverage for next year. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder A airs, operated locally through the Elder Source in Jacksonville, FL. SHINE provides free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling. For more information or to learn how you can volunteer, please call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-9635337) or visit www.FloridaSHINE.org. On Monday evening, October 15, River Garden Senior Services hosted more than 300 guests for an incredible evening to participate in the o cial dedication of the agencys new addition and updated space. Members from throughout the Jacksonville community came out to help River Garden celebrate this milestone in the agencys history. Guests included leaders from the Jewish community and well as from the larger Jacksonville community including City Councilman Matt Schellenberg and representatives from Baptist Health, Florida Blue, SunTrust Bank, Community Hospice, Haven Hospice and Aetna Health. Donors, board members, residents and family members enjoyed cocktails and hors doeuvres as they toured the new and refurbished facilities. One guest commented, The Home never looked more stunning,Ž while another said, My mother lives upstairs and she is happier and healthier than shes been in a long time.Ž As part of the event, Linda and David Stein were recognized for their $1 million lead gift to the River Garden capital campaign in a red ribbon cutting ceremony of the new 10,000 square foot David A. Stein and Family Center. The space was dedicated in memory of his grandmother Rose, a founding motherŽ of River Garden. The addition is home to the Frisch Family Adult Day Care and Activities Pavilion and the Bernard and Alice Selevan Therapy Pavilion. The new space has the capacity to enable both the therapy center and the adult day care program to triple the number of clients served and increases River Gardens outreach into home and community based programs and services. The renovations of the existing space include the Trager/Peltz Admissions and Home Health Pavilion, the Parker and Wilf Dining Pavilion and the DuBow Pharmacy, as well as the Sloat Memory Care Pavilion. The refurbishment of the entire building is still in process. The evening was also an opportunity to thank all donors who have contributed to River Gardens capital campaign over the past 18 months. Campaign chairs Susan DuBow and Sandy Zimmerman, along with honorary chairs David and Linda Stein, were applauded. River Garden credits the entire community for the success of the campaign. We are very grateful to each and every donor, but we could not have SHINE volunteers help navigate Medicare year-roundRiver Garden celebrates the future Capital campaign co-chairs Sandy Zimmerman and Susan DuBow with honorary chairs Linda and David Stein.done it without the leadership of our chairs and Visionary donors that got the campaign o to a running start,Ž remarked Martin Goetz, CEO of River Garden. While touring the building one donor remarked This is where my donation went … I am thrilled to be a part of this place.Ž After hearing about the expansion of outpatient and home health services that River Garden is now able to provide to the community as a result of the addition and refurbishment, another donor remarked, This organization really has its act together.Ž Join us as we continue on this journey to keep building a strong agency that is recognized nationally as one of the leading senior service agencies. It is not too late to add your name to the growing list of donors to the capital campaign. To schedule a tour please contact Kathy Osterer, director of development or Beth Wolpo capital campaign coordinator at 260-1818. Wheels to homebound seniors on alternate Wednesday morn-Trout Creek news cont. from pg 6 From your friends atThe CreekLine Thursday, November 22ings in the Route 13 South (WGV) area. The time commitment is two to three hours. Volunteers are also needed on Monday mornings to help make co ee and set up tables and chairs and on Friday afternoons to help with Bingo and put away tables and chairs. To volunteer or for more information, please call Ginny Draper at 209-3686 or e-mail gdraper@ stjohnscoa.com. November 11

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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Whats InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 8 Rotary Interact Club Page 9 Tax Collector savings Page 10 Nocatee yover Page 13 Natl Merit Semi nalistsPage 16 Nease Happenings Page 17 Pacetti Bay update Page 18 Hickory Creek Carnival Page 19 Local volunteer honoredPage 21 Durbin Creek Game NightPage 22 Marine Corps League Page 23 Movie Review Page 24 Coast Guard Auxiliary Page 26 Captain Davids FishingPage 27 Faith News Page 29 Creeks Academy soccerPage 31 Gardening Page 32 BTHS Sports Roundup Section B: Senior NewsLine Volume 12, Issue 11 November 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Now is the time to book your Holiday Ads! Call 886-4919 to make a reservation today! Holi H H Tis the season for Massage Envy Gift Cards.GOOD FOR MASSAGES, RETAIL PRODUCTS AND PEACE OF MIND. Customize their experience at your local Massage Envy. Gift Memberships also available. Call or Visit Today 904-352-2535Open 7 Days: M-F 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm | MASSAGEENVY.COM | FRANCHISES AVAILABLE Bartram Park 13820 St. Augustine Rd. Exit #335 of I-95Ortega 6331 Roosevelt Blvd Super Target Shopping CenterSouthside 4375 Southside Blvd. Tinseltown by Jasons Deli 6 Area Locations On October 25, Relay for Life teams gathered in the Pumpkin Patch at River of Life Methodist Church to begin this years drive to ward-o the demon, goblins and ghouls of cancer. Teams came to sign-up for the May 4, 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Bartram Trail High School. As guests arrived they were greeted by a devilish character Ho Ho Ho! If you have a oating vessel come join parade! The Julington Creek Prop Club is working hard to present this years Christmas on the Creek Boat Parade. All area boaters are invited to join in the fun and competition. Cash prizes are presented to the top three decorated boats this year and there are no registration fees involved. This event is the largest function of the year for the club and it is their pleasure to present it to the public. So decorate your boat and hope for a good clear night and low tides and sail on down to the creek and join in the fun! The annual holiday event is scheduled for Saturday, December 1 this year. CommoThanksgiving is almost upon us. The smells of a feast will ll the kitchen. Most of us are waiting in anticipation for gathering the family together for a cornucopia of delectable deserts topping o a traditional dinner. However, there are many here in our neighborhood that see this holiday as another challenge just to put a wholesome daily meal on the table.Halloween party kicks off Relay for Life to chase away demon of cancerBy Karl Kennell Doug Nunnery, Kelly Blount, Carrie Beclard, Kim Aslan, Marianne Quigg, Becky Kimball, Susan Margenau and Andy Fletcher at the kick off party.dressed in purpleMarianne Quigg, entertainment chair, who gave out a light stick on a string to each guest, admonishing each not to break them until told later. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Andy Fletcher with the Prudential Network realty team who introduced team event chair Becky Kimball for opening remarks. She outlined the goals for this years Relay for Life. Following the opening remarks, survivor chair Carrie Beclard, a survivor of cancer who has been with the Bartram Trail Relay for Life since its beginning, addressed the gathering with a passion. Toni Bilello, team captain of the San Juanitas from San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church outlined how their team raised $1,700 last year. She described the San Juanitas as the fun team. However, there was little fun found as she described her own struggle with the demon known as cancer. Her own journey began in 1995 when she rst battled the demon and again in 2008 when she faced it once again. I give thanks to the support of my husband Lou and the prayers that everyone said for me, she explained. At times I would just stop and actually feel someone saying a prayer for me. It was stories like this that helped make the evening stunningly memorable. The purple devil Marianne Quigg stepped up to the microphone and outlined the history Christs Cupboard volunteers Ruth Wolf, Lou Stanwich, Diane Conklin, Lisa Modaff with JCP CARES President Kathy Bravo.Help JCP CARES give thanks for ThanksgivingBy Karl KennellOn November 17, local charitable organization JCP CARES is stepping forward again this year to help the more fortunate to not only give thanks but to share the fruits of their good fortune. JCP CARES will be collecting food items through their annual food drive. Leading up to the November 17 collection date, during the week of November 12 through 16, volunteers will be delivering plastic bags to each house in area subdivisions by putting the bags on the back of home mailboxes. Also, area schools will be collecting again this year. Basic items such as cans of tuna sh, beans and peanut butter, canned vegetables, fruit and soup are in most need. In Relay for Life cont. in Section B, pg. 6 Food Drive cont. in Section B, pg. 4The 2012 Boat Parade is lining up!By Donna Keathleydore George Sample is urging any interested folks to join in the fun and to contact him at gsample335@aol.com for more information. The more the merrier, says Sample. The best decorated boat gets a $300 cash prize while second place gets $200 and third place receives $100. We expect a great turn out for this years parade; with all the growth at the creek and all the new restaurants it will be a fun night for the entire neighborhood, adds Sample. Established in 1988, the parade has an estimated 30 powerboats lined up for the event. Boats decked out in all their holiday nery motor the parade route which begins at The Marina at Julington Creek, goes underneath the bridges and motors around Bulls Bay, then returns under the bridge and continues down Durbin Creek. Spectators can view the event from the Julington Creek Bridge walkways. 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Page 2, The CreekLine November 2012 www.thecreekline.com Emergency care thats good for your heart.Baptist Medical Center South now offers interventional heart catheterization, which means that heart attacks caused by blocked arteries can be quickly treated with balloon angioplasty. The quicker angioplasty is performed to open a blocked artery, the better the outcome. 14550 Old St. Augustine Road at I-95Specialized teams for chest pain and stroke.Baptist South specializes in rapid diagnosis and treatment of chest pain and stroke and is nationally recognized for meeting high standards for emergency care and use of evidence-based protocols that are proven to improve outcomes. If you have symptoms such as a tight ache, pressure, or squeezing in your chest or a sudden, severe headache with blurred vision, remember that seeking immediate help can save your life.The hospital of the future, just minutes away.If youve never been to Baptist South, you might be surprised at all the ways we make your experience as stress-free as possible: Emergencies come in all sizes. Come to Baptist South where were equipped to deal with emergencies of almost every shape and size with our newly expanded ER. Wed like to send you a free mouse pad. Keep our contact information at your 202.CARE (2273) and well send a free Baptist South mouse pad to your home. Baptist South is an accredited Primary Stroke Center

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www.thecreekline.com November 2012 The CreekLine, Page 3 Whats NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreeekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@rtpublishinginc.com or 886-4919. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather Seayhs@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. 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. Reserve your space for the December 2012 issues of Mandarin NewsLine and The CreekLine and increase your sales! Time to advertise for the Holidays and receive 5% off!Must book DEC/JAN/FEB to receive 5% discount.Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.comHeather Seay904-886-4919 hs@rtpublishinginc.com Help us with the ght against cancer, to create a world with more birthdays. Relay for Life is set for May 4 and 5, 2013 at Bartram Trail High School. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Pearce, event chair, at 534-8600 or Becky Kimball, team development chair, at 2547325. Friends of Alpine Park wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! In celebration of the season, the group is decorating the 1890s farmhouse at Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland with grapevine, magnolia leaves, holly, oranges and other natural materials honoring the history of the house and the time period in which it was built. You are invited to come out to the park and stroll along the St. Johns River and around the house from November 17 until January 2 to view the decorations. Be sure to also wander around the Bennett Butter y garden now maintained by the group and take a look at the kitchen garden planter boxes around the back of the house. The Friends of Alpine Park is a non-pro t, 501(C)3 organization that is working to preserve and enhance the natural beauty and history of Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland. They are always accepting new members and sponsors; if you are interested in working with them, email them at friendsofalpinepark@gmail. com or nd them on Facebook, Friends of Alpine Park. The Garden Club of St. Augustines 44th annual Christmas Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 2 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. The tour includes six decorated homes in Historic St. Augustine, several overlooking the bayfront. Tea and Unique Boutique will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and tickets cost $20 or $25 the day of the event, if not sold out. Please visit www.gardenclubofstaugustine. org for complete details or contact Bea at 904-825-4614. Jewish Moms Playgroup is a group of Jewish moms who want to meet other Jewish moms with infants, babies and/or toddlers up to four years old in the Whats New cont. on pg. 4 Copies of this online coupon are not accepted

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Page 4, The CreekLine November 2012 www.thecreekline.com 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. Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value 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 Julington Creek area (all moms living in Jacksonville/Orange Park or surrounding areas are also welcome). We meet at least twice a month, usually at the playground; check our Facebook events page! This group has no fees and will also give you a way to network within the Jewish community and nd fun events and activities. Please visit www. facebook.com/groups/jewishmothers 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 St. Johns Federated Republican Women invite you to join them the third Monday of every month. The SJFRW meets at 6:30 p.m. at Davidson Realty in World Golf Village. Both men and women are welcome. Regular schedule for meetings will resume in January 2013. For more information, please contact Debbie Newton at 910-0290. Have you or a friend lost a spouse or partner in the past year? We are forming a Grief Support Group that will meet weekly. If you are interested or know of someone in need please call 470-9207 for information. As the leaves begin to change color and the air becomes crisp, experience the di erent sights, sounds and smells of north Florida on November 15 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Vaill Point Park, located at 630 Vaill Point Road in St. Augustine. Your senses will delight as you observe native plants, birds and other wildlife along the nature trail at an exciting time of the year. Local experts will share their knowledge and o er ideas and advice that will inspire you in your own yard. Guides include Gail Compton, nature columnist; Beverly Fleming, Florida Master Naturalist instructor and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 692-3927. The Marine Corps League, Ancient City Detachment 383, meets on the rst Tuesday of each month at 1900 hours at the St. Augustine Elks Lodge 829, located at 1420 State Road A1A South in St. Augustine. For additional information, please visit mcl 383.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 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. The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) Program From the Commissioners DeskBy Contributing Writer Jay Morris St. Johns County Commissioner, District 4 As we close out scal year 2012, St. Johns County has had another excellent year in providing the services expected by the citizens of the county, even in light of continued budget shortfalls caused by diminished property tax returns brought about by the collapse of the housing market. Remember, all we do is provide services. St. Johns County runs lean, but we remain one of the most nancially solid counties in the state of Florida. We just wrapped up the budget for 2013 and the millage rate next year will remain the same as 2012. This will remain the same tax revenue received nine years ago in 2005. Even with a population increase of 27 percent, we have had little reduction in services. Property values are projected to go down another 2.5 percent next year, which means the county will bring in $3 million less in revenue next year versus the revenue received in 2012approximately $122 million in 2012 versus $119 million in 2013. You all should have received your tax TRIM notice for 2014 and, in all probability, your tax bill for next year will be somewhat reduced. Even with this reality, St. Johns County will continue to provide all the services that we provided in 2012. All your county commissioners, along with the county administration, The Industrial Development Authority, the Economic Development Council of the St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce and many others continue to work to increase the industrial tax base in the county in order to reduce the tax burden on the individual homeowner. A 1 percent increase in the industrial tax base brings in $1.2 million in tax revenue to the county. An example of the success of this e ort took place on September 20 with the grand opening of 2G Cenergy Power Systems Technologies, Inc. This will be the rst United States manufacturing facility for this German-based corporation and they chose St. Johns County over many other o ers. Finally, under the leadership of Mike Wanchick, our county administrator, St. Johns County is truly run like a successful business. Over the past two years, the county has decreased departments from 34 down to 12 and has eliminated 255 jobs in the process. The county has also implemented a great number of cost savings this year; the following are examples of just a few of these: Fire Chief Carl Shank has totally reorganized the Fire Department/EMS for a savings of $500,000 per year. Reorganized the Amphitheatre for greater e ciencies and managerial scal oversight, reducing over $290,000 in overhead. Used crushed scrap concrete to replace lime rock in the road and bridge department, producing a savings of $330,000 per year. A health insurance audit saved $269,000 per year. Moved the Ponte Vedra Utility O ce to the Annex on County Road 210, saving $50,000 per year. Moved the Community Development Division to the County Administration Building, saving $106,000 per year. Negotiated a tri-county agreement for a medical examiner with Flagler and Putnam counties, saving $67,000 per year. Again, in this continuing economic downturn, we continue to cut in every area conceivable and still maintain all the services that have made St. Johns County the best place to live in Floridaor even in America, for that matter.Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 8 Correction: Due to an editing error, the article in the October 2012 issue of The CreekLine entitled -H Program features Quilt Camp should correctly be credited to Linda A. Smith, St. Johns County Master Gardener as the author. 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www.thecreekline.com November 2012 The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board School choice is very much in vogue these days. I am very proud of the choice that St. Johns County School District o ers to its children, especially our high school students. Our schools o er 15 career and technical academies, which prepare students for the next steps in their lives, whether that is immediate employment or higher education. The o erings are varied and each high school has at least two academies. To participate in the academies, students must complete an application and be accepted. They are allowed to attend the school that o ers the academy to which they gain entry but must provide their own transportation. At two of our high schools, Bartram Trail and Pedro Menendez, VyStar Credit Union has partnered with the schools to open working branches on the campuses. Students in the Business and Finance Academies may choose to train with VyStar and actually run the branches, which provide all the services of the larger branches, with the exception of granting loans. The students develop their own marketing plans to encourage their classmates to open accounts in their branch. During paid internships in the summer, students are trained in the skills they need to fully operate the branches, and some students have been employed with the business directly out of high school. St. Augustine High School has two academies that have received national recognition. The Aerospace Academy is a partnership with Northup Grumman and Embry Riddle Aeronautic University. Students are trained for high wage employment such as aircraft repair and air tra c control, as well as receiving the skills they need to further their education in the area of aeronautics. They utilize ight simulators to learn ight techniques, and many of them actually learn to y airplanes. Because of our articulation agreement with Embry Riddle, students graduate with college credit in their eld of study. The St. Johns County Academy of Future Teachers prepares our young people to enter the eld of education. They practice their skills with the children at Tech Tots on the First Coast Technical College Campus. These students have the ability to graduate with their associate of arts degree at the same time as they receive their high school diplomas. Our district honors their hard work by signing them to an agreement that allows them to nish their bachelors degree, obtain their teaching certi cate, and then be advanced on our salary scale if they return to St. Johns County to teach. Other academies include Communications Academy and Stellar Academy of Engineering at Nease High School. Nease partners with Stellar Engineering to provide our students with instruction from a certi ed engineer and the opportunity for internships in the area of engineering with the rm. Bartram Trail o ers the Academy of Design and Construction in addition to the Business and Finance Academy. This academy is twoprong with one strand focused on building trades and the other on design, both in the areas of buildings and fashion. Creekside High School o ers the Academy of Emerging Technology and the Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning. The academies of Biotechnical and Medical Research and International Business and Marketing are the o erings at Ponte Vedra High School. Pedro Menendez High School o ers the Academy of Architectural and Building Sciences and the Flagler Hospital Academy of Medical and Health Careers. Students in the Flagler Hospital Academy receive training at the hospital, and several of our students have gone to work there after graduation. St. Johns Technical High School offers the Academy of Coastal and Water Resources. In addition to these academies, three of our schools o er junior ROTC programs. St. Augustine has Army ROTC, Nease o ers Navy ROTC and Bartram Trail provides Air Force ROTC. Many of our graduates have gone on to military academies following their participation in these academies. Finally, we also o er accelerated academic programs of choice. Nease and Pedro Menendez High Schools have International Baccalaureate programs and St. Augustine High School o ers Advanced International Certi cate of Education. Graduates who complete the rigorous requirements of these programs are awarded international diplomas in addition to their St. Johns County diploma. Bartram Trail, Creekside and Ponte Vedra High Schools also o er accelerated programs of study to the students who reside in their zones only. I believe that the relevance and rigor of these career and technical academies are a driving force behind our very high (greater than 94 percent) on time graduation rate and our very low (less than 1 percent) dropout rate in St. Johns County. Students are engaged in learning that prepares them for the workplace and for higher education, and they choose the course of study that interests them. Our district continues to seek ways to engage our students in areas of study that will prepare them for high wage jobs and that provide our community with an educated workforce ready to meet the demands of our expanding economy. As always, thank you for your interest in public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@ stjohns.k12. .us.

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Page 6, The CreekLine November 2012 www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff 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. Free 1 Hr Consultation for New Clients Visit www.tpfcpa.com for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. 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 Buy A Business John SerbCertied Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Condential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation This month, I would like to address a very real concern and o er tips in an e ort to combat identity theft. It is one of the fastest growing crimes in America today and a ects nearly 10 million victims every year. The most recent yearly dollar loss was estimated at $52.6 billion dollars. In order to combat identity theft you should know how it is committed and take precautions. In public places, criminals may engage in shoulder surfing or watching you from a nearby location as you punch in your PIN or credit card number. Some criminals may engage in dumpster diving where they go through your garbage cans or commercial dumpsters to obtain copies of your checks, credit card or bank statements or other records that may bear your name, address or telephone number. They may simply steal your wallet or purse. If you received any applications for pre-approved credit cards in the mail and discard them without shredding the information, criminals could retrieve them and attempt to activate the cards without your knowledge. Thieves could open up a new credit card account, using your name, date of birth and Social Security number. When they use the card and dont pay the bills, the delinquent account that is in your name, is reported on your credit report. They could establish cell phone service or bank accounts in your name if that obtain your personal information. So please remember to protect that information. That protection could include limiting the amount of con dential or personal information you carry in your wallet or purse. Avoid carrying more blank checks than you actually need and never have your Social Security number printed on your checks. Keep information about your accounts in a safe place in the event your wallet or purse is lost or stolen. When on vacation, have a list of phone numbers for your banking and credit card companies and keep the list in a safe place other than your wallet or purse. Never ever respond to unsolicited requests for your Social Security number or nancial data. If you do not have one, invest in paper shredder and be sure to shred any documents containing your name and any other personal information. Check all credit card and bank statements regularly for accuracy and obtain a copy of your credit report yearly and check that for accuracy. Another helpful Internet site is: www.idsafety.org. They have a wealth of valuable information about protecting your personal information. Here are some additional tips from the F.B.I. in an e ort to combat identity theft: Never throw away ATM receipts, credit statements, credit cards or bank statements in a usable form. Never give your credit card number over the telephone unless you make the call. Reconcile your bank account monthly and notify your bank of discrepancies immediately. Report unauthorized nancial transactions to your bank, credit card company and the police as soon as you detect them. Review a copy of your credit report at least once each year. Notify the credit bureau in writing of any questionable entries and follow through until they are explained or removed. If your identity has been assumed, ask the credit bureau to print a statement to that effect in your credit report. If you know of anyone who receives mail from credit card companies or banks in the names of others, report it to local or federal law enforcement authorities. If you have been the victim of identity theft take the following measures: Keep a log of all conversations, including the dates, names and phone numbers when dealing with authorities and nancial institutions. Con rm those conversations in writing and send all correspondence by certi ed mail with return receipt requested and keep all copies of that correspondence in a safe place. File a report with your local law enforcement agency providing as much documented evidence as possible. Obtain a copy of that report along with the name and telephone number of the investigator and provide it to creditors and others who require veri cation of your case. On the Federal level the Internet Crime Complaint Center or the IC3 accepts online internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. When ling a complaint you should include your name, your mailing address, your telephone number, the name, address, telephone number and web address, if available, of the individual or organization you believe defrauded you, speci c details on how, why and when you believe you were defrauded and any other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint. You can le a complaint with the IC3 at www. ic3.gov. For more information, contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov. You can also nd additional information through our Crime Prevention section on our website at www. sjso.org or by calling the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce at 824-8304.St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following volunteer board and committee vacancies. Please contact Melissa Lundquist at 209-0563 or mlundquist@sjc us for more information or to obtain an application. Library Advisory Board. Vacancy: One. Purpose of Committee: Advise the county on the establishment, operation and maintenance of free public library services within St. Johns County. Quali cations: Seeking representation from County Commission District 1or District 2. Meeting schedule: This board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Meeting locations rotate each month to a speci c branch library. Application Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012. Health and Human Services Advisory Council. Vacancies: Four Purpose of Committee: Evaluate human services programs in the community, assists in determining the e ectiveness of programs, reduces duplication of services and assures the health and human services needs of the residents of St. Johns County are met. Council members review applications requesting county funding for programs that provide health, mental health, substance abuse and social services and submit recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Quali cations: Members must be a registered voter in St. Johns County. Two of the new appointees shall be professionals from the disciplines of health, mental health, substance abuse or social services and two shall serve at-large from compatible areas such as business, banking and nance, education, law enforcement, spiritual leadership or be consumers or other interested parties comprising the general public. Seeking representation from County Commission District 1 and District 2. Meeting schedule: This council meets at 4:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at the Health and Human Services Department, located at 1955 US 1 South. In addition, the council meets on-call, as needed during application review period. Application Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012. Cultural Resource Review Board. Vacancies: Four Purpose of Committee: Advise the Board of County Commissioners regarding cultural, architectural, archaeological and historical resources of St. Johns County and identify, evaluate, document, designate and protect these St. Johns County accepting applications for advisory board and committee vacancies Advisory Board vacancies cont. on pg. 7

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(904) 209-1320www.getpanache.com 04)2091320 Carl Slack Colorist/Hair Stylist On October 16 our Board of County Commissioners were blindsided by a footnote Amendment added to an existing state law, three minutes before the deadline, to be voted on by the legislature in Tallahassee. This was brought in by Senator Michael S. Bennett of Bradenton for the bene t of one landowner on a single parcel of land in St. Johns County. This senator is term limited and this sounds similar to something that Bill Proctor did to the people in St. Augustine. The Anderson-Columbia Inc project called Switzerland went around our commission to secure approval for 671 homes o Greenbriar Road. This development tried to secure approval in 2009 by calling itself an agriculture enclave as an exception to normal zoning so that it didnt need approval. It didnt work.Tracey Phillips, owner of Promotional Presence, LLC, has been elected president of the Chamber Ambassadors Program for year 2012-2013. The mission of the Ambassadors program is to represent the Chamber by exhibiting the highest degree of professionalism, knowledge and integrity to members and the business community. Ambassadors serve as the greeting arm of the Chamber to promote new member participation and retention by participating in a variety of Chamber events and activities including Chamber seasonal blends and ribbon cuttings as well as making new member and renewing member visits. In 2002, Phillips launched Creative Treasures, a personalized gift line backed by superior customer service. With a keen eye for new opportunities and niche markets, in 2009 Phillips unveiled the dynamic spin o Promotional Presence, LLC, a corporate promotional gift company. Serving a variety of clients from small start-ups to national corporations, relationship building is Editorial: Commissioners are blindsidedBy Contributing Writer Phyllis AbbatielloNew president of Chamber Ambassador program elected signi cant to Phillips. One reason my business has been successful is that I enjoy running it. A big part of that enjoyment is that I genuinely like the people my business attracts as long-term customers, Phillips explained. She holds a bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Florida. Phillips has been active with the St. Johns Chamber of Commerce for several years. She has been on the NW Business Council Board for the last four years, serving as president this last year. She donates a lot of her time volunteering in the community. She is a Business Partner to several schools located in the Julington Creek area. A long time resident of the Jacksonville area, Phillips currently makes her home in the Julington Creek area with husband Dave and young son, Landon. So he ignored our commissioners to get what he wanted! His lawyer, George McClure spoke on his behalf and stated that they knew this would not be popular, but it was their way of teaching a lesson. A lesson for what Mr. McClure? To correct a loose law that gives you lawyers an opportunity to change it or to punish the commissioners? You are not hurting them, you are hurting the residents in St. Johns County. We will be the ones to pay more taxes, pay for the streets and schools. With 65,000 homes approved and 1100 more approved this year, you know we do not need more homes. This is how our real estate market went down and is still struggling every day. But of course that doesnt matter to you or the land owner does it? We have the highest ratio of homes to be built in St. Johns County that can carry us through 15 years. Ninety percent homes and 10 percent commercialthis does not bring economic development and everyone knows it. It is not like build that ball eld and they will come, the commercial has to be in place and then they will come. Im asking everyone to call Governor Rick Scott; this is not what he wanted when he removed all growth management and the Department of Community A airs. He expects everyone to work through their own county and follow the Growth Management Plan for that county, not go around it. Please call John Thrashers campaign and Senator Michael Bennett. This is politics of the worse kindunderhanded and dirty and catering speci cally to special interests.resources. Quali cations: Members must be quali ed through the demonstration of special interest, experience or education in the preservation of the countys cultural resources and/or practical and professional experience in one or more of the following elds: archaeology, architecture, architectural history, curation or conservation, planning, professional engineering, real estate, history, historic preservation or related disciplines. Seeking representation from County Commission District 1. Meeting schedule: This board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the rst Monday of each month in the Board of County Commissioners Executive Conference Room, located at 500 San Sebastian View. 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You will be glad you did! 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, November 20 and Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. The Friends of the Main Library in St. Augustine present a special one woman show of the life and times of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings performed by Karen DeVos. Please bring your brown bag lunch and join us at 12:00 noon at the Main Library to meet Marjorie at her Cross Creek home as she talks about her writings, the people and events that in uence her and hear some excerpts from her works. The FOL is engaged in providing programs to the local community to help promote the joy of reading. The program is open and free to the public. For more information, please contact FOL President, Toni Siriani, at Toni825@hotmail.com or contact the Main Library at 8276940. 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 MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stayat-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. If you have any questions or would like to get more information to join, please email Sarah at sanmoms@gmail.com, check out our website at http:\\ sanmomsclub.weebly.com or drop into our business meeting.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. 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.St. Gerard Campus is excited and proud to announce their 29th annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction, to be held at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort on Saturday, December 8, from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m. for the bene t of pregnant teens and new teen mothers. Ticket prices remain at $35 per person. The latest fashions, holiday and sportswear from leading fashion houses will be modeled for men, women and children. There will be a gourmet lunch served, door prizes, ra e prizes, entertainment and a grand prize drawing for $5,000. For ticket information or sponsorship opportunities, please call 829-5516 or 7979437. Please join us for a lovely afternoon of fun and surprises, while helping the young women of St. Gerard Campus.Creekside High Schools Interact Club started the school year with service and a smile as they donated holiday gift boxes for needy children in foreign countries through Operation Christmas Child. Seventy- ve student members donated 207 gift boxes lled with school supplies, hygiene items and of course toys that will brighten the lives of boys and girls two to 14 years of age throughout the world this holiday season. Individual notes are included in the gift boxes to add a personal touch and afford the opportunity for two way global connections.Whats New cont. from pg. 4CHS Interact Club making a di erence in the lives of othersContributed by Carol A. Higley, Rotary Club of Bartram TrailInteract is Rotary Internationals service club for young people ages 12 to 18. The Creekside Interact Club, led by Aletha Dresback for the last four years, is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail. Each year, Interact Clubs complete a number of community service projects, at least one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill such as Operation Christmas Child. The club members also conduct numerous service projects annually bene ting their school and local community ful lling the Rotary Interact motto of Service Above Self. Julington Creek Annual Light ParadeSaturday, Dec. 1 7:00 p.m.Starting at Julington Creek Bridge

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www.thecreekline.com November 2012 The CreekLine, Page 9 ( 904 ) 825 9960 In the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center on CR 210 W2220 CR 210 W, Suite 312, St. Johns, Florida 32259 Fall Special10% OFFAny dental treatment, including crowns, bridges, partials, veneers, etc. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 12/22/12New 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 12/22/12 Gentle, Caring Dentistry for the Whole FamilyJohn M. Joyner, DMD Dont forget to use your 2012 benets!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 AUCTION Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (9 0 4) 7 0 3 5 0 4 0 (9 0 4) 2 87 38 1 9Licensed, Insured & Workmans CompOver 35 Years Experience Ch ec k out our reviews and 5 S tar rating at Y e ll owboo k .com! Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Reviews Contact Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 As a CDD Supervisor, this is my rst opportunity to provide this column to The CreekLine. It will also be my last. My term ends in November and I chose not to run for re-election. Two newly-elected supervisors take o ce in December. For me, being part of the CDD board provided a welcome way to serve our community. I sincerely enjoyed working with the CDD sta and the other supervisors and I hope that I positively contributed during my term. I took part in two annual budget processes that resulted in a signi cant reduction in the CDD assessments. During my term the board also sought and hired a new general manager. With many quali ed applicants, it was a challenging and lengthy process, but it was rewarding in that the board unanimously chose to bring Edd Mooney to JCP. Mooney has an impressive and varied background as a manager, owner, and entrepreneur and I believe he will be a very e ective manager. Recently, there has been signi cant media coverage about Community Development Districts that are in nancial disarray. I think that this is a valid issue that deserves closer scrutiny. As the president and owner of a commercial appraisal rm, my professional experience has allowed me to develop a strong working knowledge of Community Development Districts, particularly in Northeast Florida, over the past 10 years. There have been several districts in Northeast Florida that were foreclosed or dissolved since 2008. All of these troubled projects experienced little or no sales volume and the developers were unable to sustain the operations. Additionally, the developers of these projects utilized their CDD bond proceeds to fund signi cant portions of infrastructure, including roads, utilities, etc. It is exceptionally important to recognize that neither of these issues is applicable to our CDD which is in excellent nancial health. Julington Creek Plantation is essentially built out, providing a su cient volume of property owners to pay the CDD assessments. Also, our CDD bond proceeds were not used to nance internal or external infrastructure costs, other than the widening of a portion of Race Track Road. The proceeds were primarily used to fund construction of our amenities and this development model helped keep fees very low. In fact, we pay signi cantly lower assessments than any other amenitized district in Northeast Florida. Community Development Districts fees in Durbin Crossing, for example, range from $2,183 to $3,346 for singlefamily homes, while other area districts like Aberdeen, Nocatee and Palencia have even higher fees. In JCP our single-family fees will be only $760 during the next scal year. Im sure our neighbors would prefer the fees we experience in JCP. With that in mind, I wish our two new supervisors the best as they begin their terms and I wish the entire board continued success in their service. I trust they will work diligently in their oversight of our CDD to maintain the high quality amenities and services we enjoy in Julington Creek Plantation at a very reasonable cost. 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 Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, distributed $4,089,705.24 to the local government and taxing authorities, from unused earned revenue collected during FY2011-2012. The larg-Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Brad Nelson, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development DistrictTax Collectors O ce presents excess revenue to county commissionest portion of this amount, $3,871,705.51, was presented to the Board of County Commissioners and other taxing authorities at the regular County Commission meeting on Tuesday, October 16. This is the 23rd year that the St Johns County Tax Collectors o ce has maintained this level of e ciency, resulting in additional funds for taxing authorities. Since FY 1999, the Tax Collector has distributed to taxing authorities more than $45.6 million in unused earned revenues after meeting their budget requirements. The Florida Statutes refer to these revenues as excess fees. This $4 million represents unused revenue the Tax Collectors o ce earned for the taxpayers of St. Johns County that was not expended or used in the operation of the local tax, tag and driver license o ces. The Tax Collectors o ce is self-sustaining, operating from monies regulated by Florida Statutes on commissions from the collection of taxes and fees for the mandated State functions of several agencies. These agencies include the Department of Revenue, the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The additional revenue also was generated as interest earned from investments, as well as revenue from additional tag and title business the Tax Collector seeks through acquisition of eet accounts such as UPS and Ring Power. The Tax Collectors o ce operates independent of the County Commissions budget, Hollingsworth said. We must operate our o ce solely on statutorily established commissions and fees from state and local governments. The unused revenue Hollingsworth has collected over the past year is a result of the tax, tag and driver license of- ces operating with frugality and e ciency. Hollingsworth said he is honored to serve the taxpayers of St. Johns County by managing their Tax Collectors o ce in a scally responsible manner. Although property tax collection revenue is down, the parcel count in St. Johns County actually has increased, he said.got news?editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 10, The CreekLine November 2012 www.thecreekline.com St. Johns Center for Clinical Research (904) 209-3173 Ponte Vedra, Fl 32081Eligible volunteers must: Eligible volunteers receive all study-related: For more information contact: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 Were back, doing more than ever before. Our October meeting informed the members of the latest news on the Old Settlers Reunion that happened on October 27 hope you enjoyed the day. Travis Johnson presented his Roadside Chat describing happenings at FDOT regarding planned enhancements to the Florida Scenic Highway Program (FSHP) and bene ts for state residents and Scenic Highway groupsa very informative presentation. Ed Cotton was a guest speaker giving an oral presentation on the Black Jacksonville Regiment the only Union Army group in Florida during the Civil war. This regiment of black, Union soldiers patrolled the St. Johns River with occasional skirmishes along the river banks. A point of interest was the fact the Union protected only two locations in Florida Key West and the St. Johns River at Jacksonville to Palatka. The history of Black Regiments in Florida and the South can be found at Florida History Online on the web. In October, the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Council advertised an RFQ for a professional consultant/ rm to create a NW St. Johns County historic study including identi cation of major historic structures along our Scenic Highway. The selected consultant rm will also be required to prepare a historic lesson for the St. Johns County School Board and a video of William Bartrams life story. You may recall an earlier column wherein I commented on our meeting with the school board and Dr. Joyners interest in this project. Its also expected the successful bidder provide historical story line write-ups for Florida Frontiers weekly magazine on WJCT. The Florida Department of Transportation is planning to begin construction in early 2013 on a new yover at U.S. Highway 1 in Nocatee. The road will cross over U.S. Highway 1 and the Florida East Coast Railroad and shorten the drive between Nocatee and Interstate 95 by three miles. The two-lane yover bridge will connect Nocatees Valley Ridge Boulevard to County Road 210 on the west side of Citing progress St. Johns County has made in transitioning to a new 800 MHz emergency services radio system, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently granted an extension of the VHF/UHF narrowbanding deadline and noted that the countys case met the high standard for the granting of a waiver. The FCC deadline for organizations to restrict their bandwidth use is January 1, 2013. Noting the progress St. Johns County has made in transitioning from VHF band to an 800 MHz system, the commission stated that strict application of the narrowbanding rules would force the county to spend signi cant time and money to narrowband a system it intends to abandon shortly thereafter. At the request of St. Johns County, the FCC also granted similar waivers to all municipalities within the county. In granting the deadline waiver, the FCC acknowledged the signi cant amount of time and resources we have dedicated to planning and executing the transition to a modernized inter-FCC grants county narrow banding deadline waiverBy Contributing Writer Michael Ryan, Communications Manager, St. Johns CountyNew U.S. Highway 1 yover to shorten distance between Nocatee and I-95U.S. Highway 1. The $13 million project is expected to be completed in late 2014. Nocatee, ranked one of the nations 15 fastest-growing master-planned communities, has already spent $200 million on its roadway network. Nocatee Parkway, the four-lane road connecting Ponte Vedra Beach with U.S. Highway 1, was completed last year, almost a decade earlier than anticipated. In 2011, Nocatee nearly doubled its sales of new homes from the prior year and home sales are on pace to increase by more than 60 percent in 2012. More than 1,300 families now call Nocatee home among the communitys seven neighborhoodsAustin Park, Coastal Oaks, Greenleaf Village, Kelly Pointe, Del Webb Ponte Vedra, Tidewater and Willowcove. Three new neighborhoods are currently under development, with another planned in 2013.governmental radio system. said Carl Shank, St. Johns County Fire Rescue chief. Interoperable and reliable communications will greatly improve the capabilities and safety of all St. Johns County emergency services providers to better serve our residents and visitors to this area. St. Johns County entered into a contract in December 2011 to purchase eleven radio towers and an 800 MHz intergovernmental radio system capable of supporting and providing interoperable communications between all public safety agencies and government services. The new system is projected to be operational within the rst 90 days of 2013. The extended FCC deadline of June 30, 2013 provides ample time to complete construction, installation, and testing of the new system. The FCC noted that the new radio system will signi cantly upgrade the Countys communications capabilities, improve the safety and reliability of public safety operations and better serve the public interest. William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netAnother RFQ was requested for interested professionals interested in maintaining our existing website including the website additions. These RFQs were required by November 1 and well report on the successful bidder in our next report. You may have seen recent stories in local newspapers about a developer making an end run around our county commission with a special law essentially a simple footnote to an existing law, amending a request for developing another subdivision along Greenbriar Road. The original request was denied by our commissioners back in 2009 as not meeting the requirements for an agricultural enclave regarding the developer used in his e ort to gain approval. The William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Council and Northwest County Coalition made public comments at the commission hearing October 16, planning further comments to state/federal politicians asking for reversal of the so called footnote, changing a law favoring one property owner and only one parcel of land for speci ed time. This foot noted law destroys our county commissions ability to govern in their own county. Disgraceful and this comes special interests and a term limited senator from Bradenton, Florida. Interested in protecting and preserving the intrinsic and historic resources along the State Road 13 scenic highway can join group for as little as $15 for students and seniors. Call 287-5577 or e-mail alabbat@bellsouth.net for membership brochure. Corporate sponsorships are available. The next regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on November 8, 2012 at the County Annex Building, located at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard.

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www.thecreekline.com November 2012 The CreekLine, Page 11 Same day appointments available. VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365Special insurance programs for: Serving Mandarin Since 1990 Helping Hands of St. Johns County will be meeting Friday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center, located on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The Rippers from Sew Much Comfort will meet at 10:00 a.m. This months project will be the assembling of Thanksgiving baskets of food to families in the area that are enduring di cult times, either through job or home loss or illness. A total of 30 baskets complete with Thanksgiving xings and a turkey gift card will be given to each of the families. If any one wishes to donate any canned goods, staples or cleaning supplies, please contact jacqphil@ aol.com. Members and friends of Helping Hands will also be feeding the homeless in St. Augustine, through Dining with Dignity on Friday, November 30. A delicious baked ham, oven roasted potatoes and green bean meal complete with dessert will be prepared and served. Food was donated by Newcomers of St. Johns and Publix. The holiday project Helping Heroes Families is in full swing and childrens names are still available throughout the community on trees at speci ed places below or by contacting liah623@aol.com or jacqphil@ aol.com. Members will be distributing stars at Winn Dixie on County Road 210 as well, with childrens names through the month. A collection box for gifts will be inside the store in front. This years project will be a tribute to our local military families. These families sacri ce by serving our country and being supportive of their loved ones. Trees gaily decorated with red, white and blue bows with stars attached will be at First Florida Credit Union, Golf Club at South Hampton, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Faith Community Church, Church of Latter Day Saints, the Cascades and several local neighborhoods beginning November 1. Each star will bear recipients Christmas/holiday sizes and interests. Anyone who wishes to take a star from the tree are asked to return it by December 1. Helping Hands will be at the Holiday Vendor Fair in St. Johns Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, November 13. Gifts are the donors choice. The chaplains at local bases will distribute gifts. Gifts will be going to all branches of the service. All gifts must be new and unwrapped or placed in gift bag and returned to where the star On Saturday, October 13, the 31st annual Miss Senior High/Miss Northeast Florida Pageant was held at the UNF Lazarro Theatre. Twenty- ve girls from throughout Northeast Florida competed and represented their high schools. Miss Creekside, Megan Cromwell, took home the crownbecoming the rst Miss Creekside to hold this title. She will go on to represent Northeast Florida at the Miss Florida Pageant in July. Other participants from St. Johns County were Miss Bartram Trail Hannah Shef eld; Miss Menendez Lexi Hernandez; Miss Nease Kari Taylor and Miss Ponte Vedra Anna Wheeler.Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyouwas taken. Any neighborhood association or girl or boy scout troop that would like to participate or have a question, please contact above email addresses. Helping Hands is a volunteer organization that meets the last Friday of the month (except November and December) at Faith Community Church Community Center. The group is non-denominational and has no dues, o cers or stress. Helping Hands of St. Johns County is a non-denominational group and not a liated with any political, religious or social entity. It is not to be confused with the worldwide organization of Mormon Helping Hands or the Mormon Church. Members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. Helping Hands wishes to thank the members of the community that have donated blue jeans, Christmas decorations, trees for the holiday project or Hospice candy for Trick or Treat bags and other assorted items. Since the group relies solely on donations of goods and services and collects no money, it is much appreciated. Membership is always open; for information, please contact jacqphil@aol.com.Congratulations to Megan Cromwell!

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We want to say thank you to the community for being so welcoming, said Memorial Hospital President and Chief Executive O cer Jim OLoughlin. We look forward not only to providing quality emergency The fth annual Fall Gala Tailgating for LPA was a great success! The PTO and Fall Gala committee wish to thank our administration, teachers, business partners and parents for making this event a victory for our students. All of the funds raised go directly to purchase items for the classrooms: books, teacher training aids, media equipment and technology. This year the gala was co-chaired by Farrah Orr and Jennifer Ferguson and raised approximately $30,000. The live auction was hosted once again by Brent Martineau, assistant sports director of Fox 30/CBS47 and items included a live puppy, golf packages and autographed items, original custom painting by Adam Brett, Spa Me-Salon November at Liberty Pines AcademyBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, LPA PTO210 day of relaxation, 5 Star Design outdoor package, Safe Touch security system with 36 months monitoring, Panama City condo, fabulous kids parties by Jacksonville Party Company, casino party for 20 and a police escort with sirens to school for a student and two friends. We had fabulous gift baskets from our teachers and parents that included everything from A to Z: Apple product gift baskets to gift cards to restaurants, Latitude 30 fun and a family pack to the Jacksonville Zoo. The fun continued with our silent auction items: Tracy Yuro oral designs, Sea World tickets, Disney tickets, golf packages, Stella and Dot jewelry, Kristin Balcita photography packages, tness training, principal for the day, lunch with the principal, Wolf parking pass, Serenata Beach Club, American Girl, Universal, Pandora, Esquire Dry Cleaning and First Coast Chiropractic massages. The competition was intense for the football toss, as the winner received an X-box Live with Kinect bundle and the brand new Madden football game! Chef Burgin created a dazzling display of tailgating favorites and treats for all of the gala guests. Paul our DJ for the evening from DLand Entertainment rocked the party with great tunes. A huge thanks to all our Fall Gala sponsors: Adventure Landing, United Martial Arts, St. Johns Learning, Dianes Natural Market, Adecco, Group North America, Safe Touch Security, Rice Orthodontics, Taps Bar and Grill, 5 Star Landscape and Design, St. Johns Pediatric Dentistry, Pam Watt and Heather Lister ReMax Realty, Shawn Perce Orthodontics, Pet World, Northeast Engineers, LLC, Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry, St Johns Eye Associates, Spa Me, Tutoring Club, Walgreens, Walt Disney World and Kristin Balcita Photography! A special thanks to Mel and Jojo Tucker and the Jacksonville Jaguars. They donated a private behind-the-scenes tour of EverBank eld, Club seats to the Colts game, parking pass, autographed football and a special message for the Fall Gala attendees. We are fortunate to live in a community that takes pride in their local public schools and collaborates to support education endeavors! On Friday, September 14 the PTO hosted its rst Co ee with the Principal. Judith. Thayer spoke to LPA parents about her vision for the 2012 2013 school year. Thank you to all who attended. Save the date for the second Co ee with the Principal on Friday, November 16 at 9:00 a.m. Thayer will be discussing Standards Based Grading. We hope to see everyone there.Emergency Care Center openscare, but also being a real active member of this community. The Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek is a full-service hospital ER, which makes it di erent from an Urgent Care Center. Its sta ed 24/7 by emergency room physicians, has a dedicated pediatrics area and is fully licensed by the state of Florida. We want the community to know we are here to take care of their emergency healthcare needs, said OLoughlin. The new ER opened on October 29. Boat parade cont. from pg. 1located on the parade route are invited to join in the fun too! Decorated docks can vie for a variety of prizes including cash and goodie bags. Tradition holds that the boaters judge the docks. The people along the shores of the creek plan that night for their holiday parties, Sample says. We have people shooting reworks over the boats and some docks have as many as 100 folks on them waving and shouting Merry Christmas. The land lubbers have as much fun as the boaters! There is a lot of planning and organizing prep work done before these ships sail. The Prop Club starts in October each year by contacting boaters, area merchants and residents gathering donations for the event. Approximately one half of the boats participating in the parade are Prop Club members; the other half of the boats come from all over the area. Boats range in size from 19 feet to 50 feet in length. Ironically the top prize winner last year was a John boat lit up like a dragon complete with ames shooting from his mouth. Some adjustments have to be made to the vessels to help provide the power needed for such a large number of lights. Some boat owners make their presentation a work in progress, adding more decorations each year for an over the top e ect. The Prop Club is a social organization of boaters from The Marina at Julington Creek. They meet monthly on the second Saturday evening of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the dock. All interested boaters are invited to join the club for boating information and fun at the creek! Again, contact Commodore George Sample for more information at gsample335@ aol.com. Annual dues provide most of the funds for the Christmas on the Creek event.

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Let your doctor know if any changes in your health occur before surgeryeven if its just a cold. Talk with your doctor beforehand about how pain experienced in the hours and days after surgery will be addressed. You will be asked to sign a release of informed consent before surgery. Do not sign it until you fully understand what the procedure involves, why you are having the procedure, what the risks and bene ts are and what other treatment options are available. Ask your doctor questions. Be sure to make a list of any questions you may have for your doctor. For example: Should you steer clear of certain foods, drinks, supplements or medications before Preparing for surgery: The rst step to recoveryBy Contributing Writer Samuel E. Brown, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist/Infertility Specialist, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonvilleor after surgery? In some cases, common over-thecounter drugs and herbal supplements can be dangerous if taken before surgery. Others may interact harmfully with medicine prescribed by your doctor. When can I resume driving? How long will recovery take? Will you need home care or special supplies? Will you have any shortor long-term disabilities or restrictions after the procedure? Ask about new types of minimally-invasive surgery. Surgeons at Baptist Medical Center use minimally invasive robotic technology for gynecological and urological surgical procedures, among others. The precision of robotic technology allows more complicated cases to be approached with better results and smaller incisions. It also accounts for much faster recovery times. In comparison to open surgery, the bene ts of minimally invasive robotic surgery are momentous. Patients may experience less blood loss, smaller scars and less pain. Most patients can go home the same day and go back to work within two to three days, versus the four to six weeks recovery from traditional laparoscopic surgery. Not all surgical procedures can be done this way, but you should discuss all of your options with your physician. They can give you the best advice on treating your speci c medical problem or condition, whether it is through conventional surgery, minimally invasive surgery or other types of treatment.The case for umbrella insuranceBy Contributing Writer Bob Ebersberger, President, Varsity Insurance, Inc.driver errors occur every day. Business owners and people with large assets are targets of lawsuits. 2.With proper coverage you have one less thing to worry about. You can let the Umbrella Insurance Company lawyers defend you as the cost of legal defense is included in the policy limits. 3.Umbrella coverage is inexpensive and easy to buy. Pricing for $1,000,000 coverage begins at around $200 a year. 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Actually though, you will need the other two in the I, Q series and you will also need to read the Storm Runners series. I couldnt put I, Q: Kitty Hawk down! Rarely have I ever felt any book but the rst is the best As fall begins to nally cool the Florida air, most students can locate their locker and make it to all of their classes without getting too lost. What many students may not realize is that theyre not the only ones who have had to get used to a new school year or a new school entirely! While many have been accustoming themselves to teachers lesson plans and teaching styles, a signi cant portion of new teachers have been adapting them to Creekside standards. Its a learning experience all in itself. To be honest, I didnt have any idea what the band or chorus sounded like nor any pre-conceived expectations prior to coming to Creekside, shares vocal department director, concert band co-conductor and marching band instructor Keith Hall. I wanted to come to the program with a clean slate I started all my vocal groups singing the Star Spangled Banner and couldnt believe how well they sang! I knew I came to the right place. Hall also shares how impressed he has been by the Power of Creekside, as well as by the work ethic and refresh-CHS HappeningsNew teachers at CreeksideNo Snapes or Umbridges in sight!By Sarah Schreck, CHS Happeningsing attitude of the students, instilled in part by Director Rick Fowler, who Hall states he is honored to work with. After its rst performance at the fall band concert, the vocal ensemble has already begun to share its reservoir of talent and Hall shares that the members of the freshman concert band are a treat to work with as well. The year is already picking up for Creeksides vocalists; a winter concert is sure to delight on December 4 at 7:00 p.m. and many incredible performances and an assessment are on their way in spring. As students met with friends, old and new, Seora Maria Robles, Spanish instructor, has been welcomed with open arms by the administration, colleagues and especially [by her] fellow language teachers. Just like a circle of friends can o er support at school, Robles shares, Teaching can be stressful at times and it is very important to have the support of the administration and colleagues. Coming to Creekside was easier than I thought. One of the things I enjoy the most is the school spirit; we are all Knightsstudents, teachers, and sta Though new to Creekside, Robles is certainly familiar with many students, due to her work in local elementary schools. When asked about how it feels to be seeing old faces again, Robles con ded, I feel like the most fortunate teacher in the world! To be able to impact the lives of my students at two di erent periods in their life is a great responsibility and a source of immense pride. It is a huge advantage for me, since I already have a relationship established with the students and their families. Not to count that I already know their names! Sure, weve got no Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, but all of our new teachers are ready and willing to educate!Notes from the PBMS Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle Schoolin the series; Roland Smith has just proven me wrong! I loved how he included John Masters from Storm Runners. Now I am practically throwing the earlier I, Q; books at students, telling them to hurry and read them because they have to read the third book. I am going out and buying several more copies even though my budget is tight; this book is going to y o the shelves. Shawn Ryan will make that happen once I give him my copy. Unfortunately I had 30 pages left before I headed out of town. Honestly, I cant gure out how Mr. Smith can write the way he does. He has three different series that he is writing at the same time. He just nished the latest book in The Cahills vs. Vespers series, Shatterproof. I have mentioned this series as a wonderful way to travel. I thought Mr. Smith could never top Zacks Lie but he hasthese two books tied as my all-time favorites and I cant plug I, Q enough! I loved the description of the drive over the bridges leading to the Outer Banks. He had to have made that drive to be so descriptive. It makes you feel like you are there with the characters. Love how Angela gives you background about things that come up in the story. In this one, amongst the tidbits of information, is the background of how Kill Devil Hill got its name. I am still trying to get an answer of when the next I, Q will be hitting the shelves. The next one will be set in Texas, it is I, Q: The Alamo. I know I will be sure to learn something new from Angela with this new location. Each title is a di erent color; what a great marketing strategy. New books to read are Wish You Were Eyre, The MotherDaughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Je Kinney; Daniel X: Armageddon by James Patterson; The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl series) by Eoin Colfer; The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima; Game Changer by Margaret Peterson Haddix (we just ordered this one, I promise to read and review for December) and Capture the Flag by Kate Messner. This last one, Capture the Flag, caught my eye from both the cover and the rst page. It is the perfect book for students taking the Washington, DC trip and traveling there with their families. I always love a book that makes you look at things a little di erently. I will never think of the Smithsonian and the ag display the same again after reading this book!Fifteen St. Johns County seniors have quali ed as National Merit Semi nalists for 2013. These students placed among the top 1 percent of all students in the country taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given annually to high school juniors. As 15 of 16,000 semi nalists nationwide, they are now eligible to advance to the nalist competition to vie for 8,300 scholarships worth more than $32 million to be announced in April.Congratulations to the National Merit Semi nalistsThe semi nalists are Caitlin Irene, Zachary Kirsche, Chad Saunders and Eric Terrell from Bartram Trail High School; Mandi LeNoir and Allan Martin from Creekside High School; Victoria Aysola, Alexis Cunio and Andrew Knuppel from Nease High School; Lucinda Ford, Zachary Glover, Lindy Magiera, Caroline Snowden, Anna Stamatogiannakis and Samuel Trotter from Ponte Vedra High School. All semi nalists were recognized at the School Board meeting on Tuesday, October 9.

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Page 16, The CreekLine November 2012 www.thecreekline.com The Shoppes of MurabellaAccepting New Patients (904) 826-346952 Tuscan Way Suite 205 St. Augustine, FL 32092 New Location!Mon-Thurs: 8-6:30 Saturday: 9-1 Walk-Ins Welcome After weeks of exhausting hard work powering through the majority of the rst quarter, students were anxious for a leisurely respite by the time October came around. The perfect answer to these cries for an enjoyable recess had to be the Nease High School 2012 Homecoming Dance. After the varsity football teams emphatic 44-6 The Rotary Club of Bartram Trails second Teacher of the Quarter recognition award was recently coordinated by Rotarians Michael Andreoni and Randy Johnson. Working with local principals and adhering to rigorous and competitive standards, one teacher in our local community is recognized by our Rotary Club quarterly. This quarter, the award was presented to Suzanne Mecke, fth grade educator at Hickory Creek Elementary School. Surrounded by her family at the October 11 Rotary Club meeting, Mecke was recognized by Dr. Paul Goricki, Hickory Creek principal, as a respected master teacher possessing the gift of curiosity and a lively, creative mind. Since opening the Hickory Creek doors in August 2004, Dr. Goricki watched Mecke spread enthusiasm through love and humor whether she was teaching in the classroom, leading safety patrols or judging student spelling bees.Nease NJROTC cadets went on their rst eld trip of the year to Atlanta. Forty-two cadets and four chaperones made the trip, which included a tour of Dobbins Air Force base weather of- ce, where they learned about safe weather conditions. Some cadets were lucky enough to hear a radio call from an aircraft that needed a weather report and see ight patterns. The cadets completed seven hours of community service for the city of Woodstock, Georgia. The cadets cleared out a lot of dead plants and trees for a local church. The Cadets also had a bit of fun on their trip. They went to Six Flags theme park for the day and then went to Stone Mountain Park to watch the laser show in the evening. On the last day of their trip, the cadets had opportunity to climb Stone Mountain.Rotary Club of Bartram Trail recognizes Hickory Creek fth grade educatorBy Contributing Writer Carol A. Higley, Rotary Club of Bartram TrailMecke commented, Teaching runs in my blood. It is a calling, a passion, not a job. Teaching is not about winning the corner o ce; it is about that magical moment that occurs when the student grasps the concept. Prior to joining Hickory Creek as a founding member of the educator sta Mecke taught with Dr. Goricki at Julington Creek Elementary School. Thanks to our business partner sponsors Bozard Ford and Zaxbys. We are proud to recognize excellence in education in our local community. Congratulations! The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail meets weekly, Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. For more information, please contact Thomas Carroll at tfcarrollusmc@gmail.com.Nease HappeningsHomecoming dance provides a night of fun for Panther studentsBy Samuel Wright, Nease Studentwin over Eagles View High School the week prior, students gathered on Saturday, October 6 at the Moroccan Shrine Center in Jacksonville. It was there that they experienced a night of music and entertainment, while strengthening friendships and meeting new people. Students danced to the latest hits, with the occasional slow song thrown in and enjoyed refreshments and snacks that were available such as fresh fruit and a variety of cheeses. Based on the reactions of students interviewed, the theme of Homecoming could easily be friendship. As ecstatic freshman A.J. Gonzalez said, The best part of homecoming was probably just going out there, dancing with all my friends and really just having a good time. Gonzalez, an IB student, was more than happy for the fun that took her mind o of school work. She adds, It bene ts us [the students] by just giving us a time to relax and have fun. Homecoming was a great way to forget about school and just be with friends. This seemed to be the mindset of most of the students after homecoming; most of them were happy with the time they had to relax and be themselves, as well as have fun and develop new friendships. It was just fun to dress up and dance with everyone to have a good time, said Omar Lasheen. When youre with friends they tend to introduce you to other people. Nobody is really stressing or looking for drama so everyones looking to meet new people. Needless to say, the Nease High School homecoming dance of 2012 was an easy way for students to forget about the hectic rst quarter workload and to enjoy their time interacting with fellow students, familiar or not. After the exciting weekend, students returned their focus to reality and the end of quarter exams that faced them near the end of October. They will no doubt look forward to next years dance in hopes of another fantastic time. Cadets go on eld trip

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Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and a ordable massage and spa services, announces Massages for Military, an event honoring active duty military personnel and veterans at the six Jacksonville area locations. In appreciation for their service, Massage Envy will provide military participants complimentary one-hour massage sessions. This special one-day event will take place on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and those who qualify are encouraged to call Massage Envy Jacksonville at 821-3689 to pre-book an appointment. A valid military identi cation must be presented at the time of service and appointments are based on availability. We are excited to be able to give back to the men and women who have dedicated themselves for the safety and freedoms of our country, said Sue Kowalewski, regional developer for Massage Envy The Pacetti Bay Middle School PTSO cookie dough/ mixed bag fundraiser sales kicked o on October 15 as PTSO volunteers distributed freshly baked cookies from a Mixed Bag to parents in the student pick up line. The fundraiser ended on October 29 with overwhelming support from the community. Cookie dough will be distributed on November 14 to students and parents at the Congratulations to the Ancient City Pirates 9U tournament baseball team! Pictured are Hayden Steiger, Morgan Hovis, Trey Fiacco, Kellen Walker, Steven Klingner, Colton Powers, Andrew Johnson, Dillon Haines, Luke Hayes, Charlie Allsup, Dallin Beggs and David Brothers. Fall is in the bag with the PBMS PTSOBy Contributing Writer Sharon Davis, Pacetti Bay PTSO Makaylah Dalton, Maddy Mannka, Jennifer Picket, Valerie Milton, Melissa Mite, Daniel Mitre, and Mason Swindall put on a smile at the photo boothend of the school day, so if you ordered from a PBMS student, you should be receiving your items soon. Mixed Bags orders will be sent home with students in time for the winter holidays. PTSO wishes to thank Bev Downs for organizing another outstanding PTSO fundraiser, the Sports Dance, held on September 28. The dance was a very popular event, with about 450 kids in attendance. The gym was decorated with streamers and sports art, with a special emphasis on the Olympics. Kids were able to strike a pose with their friends at the photo booth which had a favorite backdrop of PBMS sta painted by Emily Warner and Kelsey Taylor. PTSO wrapped up their membership drive at the end of September. Thank you to all the families that joined. Congratulations to the homeroom classes with the highest participation rate: Melissa Bourgeois (eighth grade), Cynthia Dean and Heather Stout (seventh grade) and Rozanne Rucker (sixth grade). These classes were rewarded with an ice cream party for their commitment to PTSO. If you didnt get a chance to join PTSO, its not too late. Membership applications are accepted at any time. Membership is $15 per family and includes a copy of the school directory. Meetings are held the rst Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the PBMS Media Center and all are welcome. More information can be found at www-pbm.stjohns.k12. .us/ ptso/. The student directory is hot o the presses. PTSO wishes to thank Vicki Padgett for her outstanding work in publishing the directory and all the businesses that advertised in it. We appreciate their support of the school. The student directories will be distributed in early November to PTSO members. A reminder to students that Wildcat Wednesdays are a great opportunity to show your Wildcat pride! PTSO continues to sell our newly styled spirit wear and for the cooler weather, is now o ering sweatshirts. Wildcat gear can be purchased by completing the spirit wear form available at www-pbm. stjohns.k12. .us/ and sending it to school with the student. PTSO is grateful for the support of the community as we work to raise funds to support programs at PBMS. If you own a business and are interested in partnering with the PTSO or are an individual with fundraising ideas, please contact Debbie Adams dadams2@att.net.Congratulations, Pirates Military personnel and vets to receive a free massageJacksonville. Massage is a tremendous stress reducer and ideal gift for us to provide to our military personnel. This event is at the end of an exciting weekend in Jacksonville dedicated to celebrating our military and we are thrilled to be a part of it. We are also participating in SALUTE on Saturday, November 10 at the Jacksonville Landing, said Kowalewski. SALUTE is a festival of Americana music and food that is being held to raise money to support the Veterans Independence Project (VIP). It is free to the public and will have a variety of local bands, food vendors and special door prizes and promotions to eligible military and veterans in attendance. Visit www. salutethevets.com for more information. VIP is a charitable project of the Southside Business Mens Club, the oldest business and civic organization in Jacksonville. Look for the Massage Envy ad in this issue of The CreekLine!

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I asked myself that question when I was invited to the Town of Elkhart Lake last December. I imagined twinkling lights shimmering on snowy streets, roaring res, hot toddies and sleigh rides. I happy to report I found those, but wasnt Hickory Creek Elementary School held its annual Fall Carnival on Friday, October 19 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This was the rst major fundraising event for the current school year. The event raised more than $10,000 to help support the PTO at Hickory Creek. Attendees enjoyed carnival games such as a football toss, basketball game, balloon pop, Plinko, Crazy Birds, TP toss, a hay dig and many more. Face painting and tattoos were also o ered to children during the event. One of the biggest hits was the in ated bounce attractions. Everyone had fun playing and jumping with friends on a giant slide, an obstacle course and two bounce houses. There were various eld games and a Kidz Art and craft table to add to the fun. Many donated items were ra ed o during the event. Some of the items that were awarded included: a University of Florida Gators basketball signed by head coach Billy Donovan; hair care products and gift certi cates for styling; Go Pro Golf gift card; TCBY certi cates; Jacksonville Jaguars game tickets and a football signed by Justin Blackman; pumpkin carving kits; and Target gift cards. Restaurant Fruit Cove students received interim reports on November 2. Bubbling potions and pristine white lab coats will be at Fruit Cove this month! The science fair will be held on November 14 through 16. Battle of the Books for FCMS took place on November 6. Read on Flyers! HOPS, or Hands on Problem Solving, will be held on November 8 and 9 for the Pre-AP classes. The FCMS art class will take an awesome eld trip to the Cummer Museum on November 13 and November 27 and on November 25, the PTO is sponsoring a school dance. The proceeds from the dance will go to furniture for the new computer labs. One hoop, two points! Basketball tournament playo s for boys and girls are coming soon! Good FCMS HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Maddie Ross, FCMS Studentluck Flyers! Fruit Coves bands are really busy this November! The Wind Symphony will play at Julington Creek Elementary on November 16. The Jazz Ensemble will hold their winter at Fruit Cove on November 16. The Jazz Ensemble will also be performing at the Jacksonville Landing on November 30 at 7:30 p.m. We hope to see all of you there! Students at FCMS got a much needed break after quarter exams with a student holiday October 26. Everyone loves a long weekend! We cant wait for the holidays! Halloween was lots of fun and now we are getting in the mood for turkey and pumpkin pie. Fruit Cove has their Thanksgiving break starting on November 21 and coming back to school on November 26. Wisconsins Elkhart Lake believes in old-time holidaysBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comexpecting a grand old resort and a German Christmas Market. I ew to Milwaukee and made the onehour drive to Elkhart Lake recalling that Paul Newman made it famous as a road-racing destination. Nowadays Road America calls Elkhart Lake home and the immense facility runs 425 events each year including major summer motorsport races like NASCAR and LeMans. But the Ostho Resort, originally built in 1885 and restored in 1995, looked and felt like a Currier and Ives Christmas card come to life. The AAA four-Diamond lodge near the lake includes oversized rooms (my closet was big enough for a babys nursery), an incredible cooking school, world renown spa and bountiful classic live holiday decorations. Youll nd nothing plastic or arti cial; evergreen boughs and wreaths are topped with tartan or cranberry colored bows, fresh holly and fragrant pine decorate replace mantels and the lobby contained a fresh-cut tree that rose to the ceiling. A cool nip in the air inspired a sincere and non-commercial holiday mood. My real joy came at the St. Nicolas Reindeer Brunch. Instead of Santa, the children were greeted by a majestically robed and gentle Father Christmas. This white bearded man had practiced the part for years, knowing how to respond to kids di cult questions and calming little ones who werent quite sure about his presence. And yes, real reindeer were present. Father Christmas also had a staring role in the European-style Christmas Market held on the Ostho grounds. The heated tent-enclosed market insures a comfortable climate for shopping and dining on international specialties: sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, cooked red cabbage and German beer. The Old World Market stalls brim with crafts and foreign vendors from Italy, Czech Republic and Scandinavia among others. Tree ornaments are oneof-a-kind hand-blown glass or hand-painted globes. Nutcrackers and nativity sets are hand-carved wood. Sweaters are hand-knit and personalized bakery items like gingerbread men smell divine. The market doesnt feel like a mall, but more like centuriesold Europe and attracts a number of ethnic Americans. Many make a two-day getaway to the town which also o ers lodging choices in a Victorian Village and numerous culinary hotspots such as Siebkens, The Paddock Club or Lolas on the Lake.If youd like to experience an oldfashioned Christmas festival, you just might have to y to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. For more information: www.elkhartlake.com.All fun and games at Hickory Creeks annual Fall Carnival By Contributing Writer Laurie Argottgift cards to BJs, Longhorn Steakhouse, Beaches Diner and Cheesecake Factory were also awarded. A wide variety of in-house school goodies and services were a favorite part of the ra e. Students had the opportunity to win art lessons, lunch with the principal, pizza and ice cream parties and many more exciting items. An assortment of concessions was o ered so nobody left the carnival hungry. Pizza, nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and sno-cones were enjoyed by all. Sweets were available for purchase from the bake sale and cakes were won from the cake walk contest. The local businesses that sponsored this years carnival were Richard E. Aguila, D.D.S., Greenbriar Animal Hospital, Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry, Superior Landscaping and Design, Sonic, Publix, Papa Johns, Fountain Family Medical, Kidz Art, Nemetz Dental Associates Pediatric Dentistry, St. Johns Learning, Land Chiropractic and State Farm. Thank you to all the families and businesses that supported the event. The PTO appreciates those who contributed baked goods, cakes, prizes, candy, ra e items and tents. Many thanks go to the volunteers who donated time to help make it a huge success. The fall carnival could not have been possible without the generous support provided by all.

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www.thecreekline.com November 2012 The CreekLine, Page 19 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 As part of the 2012 MADD National Conference last week, Mothers Against Drunk Driving recognized its top volunteers and sta who have helped further MADDs mission, during the Presidents Awards Dinner. MADD National President Jan Withers presented the Brenda Altman Heart of MADD Award to the MADD National Helpline Advocates, which includes 13 dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to provide one-on-one assistance to victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes through MADDs 24-hour victim helpline, 1-877-MADD-HELP. Among these volunteers is Kim Plancher of NW St. Johns County. It was an honor for me to present this award to such a remarkable group of individuals, said Withers. MADD is at its core a grassroots organization and our mission depends on the dedication and passion of those around the country who serve in a variety of roles. Our faithful helpline advocates do an outstanding job of making sure that victims and survivors can reach a compassionate ear at any time, day or night. MADD provides support to victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving crashes, in Congratulations go out to Paul Brannon, our middle school Character Counts representative. Brannon and his family joined other middle school students and families from across the county at FCTC for the annual Character Counts breakfast. He stated in his speech, All of the pillars (of character) go together to create success in lifeSuccess takes people places. And, I plan on going somewhere! We thank Paul for being a role model at SJTH. Our fourth annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction was a huge success! A special thanks to our parents who visited our school for Open House and joined us for the dinner and auction. Culinary students under the direction of Chef Lowman prepared a fabulous meal, complete with desert. By nights end, SJTH seniors pro ted over $2,000, a record setting amount that will go a long way in covering graduation expenses! The senior class is especially grateful to the businesses who continue to donate and support the e orts of the senior class. Our carpentry students continue to donate their time and talents to local causes. Bill Clark, the FCTC instructor, and his students have donated yet another Adirondack Gator-themed table set. Putnam Countys Chamber Local volunteer honored at MADD National Conferenceaddition to underage drinking, at no charge serving one person every eight minutes. Plancher, who lives in St. Johns, is the married mother of two teenagers. She teaches fth grade at Timberlin Creek Elementary School. Her brother Dan Nulman was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 1987 when he was 22 years old. For more information about other Presidents Award winners, visit www.madd.org/media-center/press-releases/2012/maddrecognizes-outstanding.html.About Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nations largest nonpro t working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADDs Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving will end this danger on Americas roads. PowerTalk 21 is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the United States, MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.SJTH October in review and preview for November Contributed by Tammy Hardin, Success Coach, St. Johns Technical High School of Commerce auctioned the set for $525.The drivers permit class began on October 16. Approximately 13 students are taking advantage of instruction provided by the St. Johns County Tax Collectors of- ce. Students are required to complete 12 hours of instructional time and must complete the on-line drug and alcohol class prior to taking their permit test on November 29. Parents, please check the school website for the remaining class meetings. Students, study! Our next class will begin after the rst of the year. Students need to be in good academic standing in order to be accepted into the class. Principal King participated in a symposium at Flagler College earlier this month, highlighting our collaborative e orts with Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Reserves (GTM NERR) Oyster Restoration project. Local oyster reefs are in decline in both size and number. What many do not realize is that oysters serve as natures ltration, taking pollutants out of the water thus maintaining water quality. Did you know an adult oyster can lter up to 50 gallons of water each day? The Academy students enjoy the hard work and knowing they are making a di erence within our community. King has been selected to present at the National Career and technical Conference to be held in Nashville, Tennessee in November. The theme of the presentation will center around blended and project based learning.Certi cation class for application for GI-BMPs, a sciencebased educational program for Green Industry workers, is underway. By January 2014, all commercial fertilizer applicators must be licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture. Currently, 20 students are receiving instruction from University of Floridas Extension Division. Their certi cation test will take place prior to the holidays. Part of the vision of the Academy of Coastal and Water Resources is to have our students certi ed in areas pertaining with protecting our most precious resource water. Carpentry students with their Adirondack furniture. From your friends at The CreekLineHappy Thanksgiving

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month and Russell Pecoraro, MD, ophthalmologist at Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Clay Eye has the latest diagnostic, medical and surgical technology for taking care of this disease. Dr. Pecoraro states, Diseases such as diabetes and macular degeneration dominate my practice and are prevalent in North As classes drag on, the homework piles up and students start to nd cases of senioritis, some students have been hard at work, preparing one of the most technically challenging musicals Bartram has ever seen: The Wizard of Oz. Everyone knows the classic tale of a Kansas girl and her dog who nd themselves in the magical world of Oz, where she meets companions who help her nd her way back home and teach her the importance of family. Well, lets just say there are a few sweet twists and changes in there to please a modern audience. The crew is attempting some new special e ects tricks to liven up this all so popular classic. We are experimenting with silks, states director Ava Fixel, the drama teacher at BTHS. Were going to try to have some neat aerial scenes and dances. Were also attempting to work with a lyra, something that is used in Cirque de Soleil, which can y characters on and o stage. Previous productions include Jekyll and Hyde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Guys and Dolls, Eurydice and You Jennifer Schaefer works at Bank of America at the Julington Creek Branch as a bank teller; however, if you dont see her there, you just might nd her at Julington Creek Elementary School. Schaefer is now teaching economics to second graders in Neeti Greggs second grade class at JCE. Schaefer volunteers her time through the Junior Achievement not-for-pro t organization. Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success. They have developed kindergarten through 12th grade programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and nancial literacy skills to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential. They recruit business people to bring pre-planned structured lessons to schoolaged students across the United States. The second grade program examines the responsibilities and economic opportunities available within a community. Through the program, Schaefer will work with the students to open a class doughnut shop that would operate a pro t. The program focuses the concepts of banking, business, the circular ow of money, community, economic institutions, jobs, money and productivity. The skills practiced are comparing, critical thinking, decision-making, identifying choices, listening responsively, making BTHS HappeningsWere o to see The Wizard of Oz!By Kelly Boyer, BTHS Student Joseph Daniel, JD Rees, Olivia Crews and Tanner Folds are off to rehearsal!Cant Take It With You. The ITS Troupe has also received many awards for their work, including last years one act Salamander Stew. The normal day of a student in drama requires much patience and hopefully a low amount of homework, as practices sometimes go until the late evening. Despite this great responsibility, the drama kids love their work and nd it bene cial to their high school careers, as it creates bonds with other students and with the work itself. Drama is amazing. We become best friends with others in the cast. We learn from them, as they hopefully learn from us, shared JD Rees, a senior and the Tin Man in the musical. Drama is one big, closeknit family, con rms Tanner Folds, a senior and the Scarecrow in the musical. Were practically friends for life. With drama, theres never a dull moment, replies Olivia Crews, a senior at BTHS and the actress who will be playing Dorothy. You can never expect what is going to happen on any given rehearsal day. The Wizard of Oz premieres November 29 and shows will run through December 2. Matinees will be at 2:00 p.m., with evening performances occurring at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. See you at the show! November is Diabetic Eye Disease MonthFlorida. If you have diabetes, its important that you be proactive with your vision health. This is important even if there are no vision issues. Make it a priority to control your blood sugar levels and schedule an annual dilated retinal examination. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Volunteer teaches business to JCE second gradersBy Contributing Writer Neeti Gregg, Second Grade Teacher, Julington Creek Elementary observations, problem solving and teamwork. The program is a hit for everyone involved. I love having Mrs. Schaefer come to our class, said second grader Kayla Gibian. I cant believe that I am seven years old and learn how to run a business! I signed us up for this program because it brings our lessons to life, said Gregg. I nd this program very rewarding, said Schaefer. I am lucky that my job provides an opportunity for me to give back to the community, share my knowledge and make a difference. Jennifer Schaefer and Kayla Gibian

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www.thecreekline.com November 2012 The CreekLine, Page 21 (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics Hummingbird, eagle, parrot and vultureYes, believe it or not, this was the answer to the winning question for the Durbin Divas at Friendly Feud on Friday, October 19. The Durbin Divas team, Sandra McMandon, Christy Slater, Karin Campbell, Amanda Bergamasco, Ann Sallas and Nena Thomas, were asked Name a bird that you dont want to eat and won the Friendly Feud against Mr. Os Angels. The Angels Team consisted of Andrea Larese, Kelly Eastering, Robin Hart, Donna Morrison, Christine Dewees and of course Matt Ostrowsky. The students had a blast watching the teachers and sta battle it out on stage but had even more fun playing as families. A big thanks to Latitude 30 and the Bass Family for providing prizes for our teachers! All night at Durbins F.A.M.I.L.Y. Game Night, kids and parents alike were playing games and having a great time! Kids were begging to play the Feud and the In It to Win It challenges. It was so much fun watching students working together to come up with the answers to questions such as What would you not want to nd under your bed? and This year 77 Nease High School juniors were o cially welcomed into the IB Diploma Program during a pinning ceremony held on October 4. The event, o ciated by principal Kyle Dresback and IB coordinator Kim Hollis, marked the students entrance into the highly regarded International Baccalaureate program. Dresback commended the students on their decision to continue their academic challenge in IB and wished them success in the future. Following Dresbacks comments was the ceremonys guest speaker and former IB graduate from the class of 2008, Danny Chapman, who recently graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in aerospace engineering. Students prepare for IB during their freshman and sophomore years where they take Nease pre-IB courses. The Nease IB Program was established in 1996 and is recognized as one of the most successful in the state. A rigorous two-year internationally based program of curriculum and service, IB provides world-class education that prepares students for college and beyond. Nease Inter-Durbin Creek families have fun at game nightBy Contributing Writer Reisha Rust, President, DCE PTObelieve it or not one answer was dog poop! Then they were up on stage trying to get a ball attached to a belt on their waist inside a little basket in under a minute. Everybody was having a good time! All around the school were activitiesface painting, bingo, giant checkers, giant Twister, Games, Book Fair and even a life size Candy Land sweet treat walk! The Candy Land area was bombarded all night with students wanting to play life size Candy Land and walk away with one of the treats. We also had two drawings that night for families and one lucky winner walked away with a stand up paddle board donated by Black Creek Out tterscongratulations to the Baldwin family for winning the board! The night was so much fun and the dinner was the best; Carrabbas Italian Grill in Mandarin provided a delicious meal and donated their pro ts to the Bilbrey family. Thank you so much to all the families that came out and played together! 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Page 22, The CreekLine November 2012 www.thecreekline.com Enroll Now for Winter Camp Timberlin Creek Elementary PTO held its eighth annual Fall Carnival on Sunday, October 14. It was a perfect sunny October day for family fun at Timberlin Creek. There were over 2,000 attendees who enjoyed the bounce houses, carnival games and prizes. Many students got to dunk their favorite teachers, who were good sports, in the dunk tank. Carnival-goers were entertained with special performances by our own TCE fourth and fth grade chorus, the amazingly talented tumblers from the Zone Cheer All-Stars and the exquisite dancers from Mark Spivaks School of Dance. Gift baskets were created by our classrooms and there were several lucky winners in our gift basket drawing. The smell of barbeque lled the air from Woodys BBQ of St. Augustine and the kids couldnt get enough of the Italian ice Do a good turn daily is a core scouting precept. It seems that lately most of the media is devoted to material things that are not made in America. Do they know that character is still made in America? Too often our young citizens are cast in a dark and negative shadow and good citizenship is seldom recognized. The essence of character that is still made in America is Eagle Scout Domenique Olesen, who is the 2012 recipient of the Good Citizenship Award presented by the Oldest City Detachment #383, Marine Corps League, St. Augustine. This award is in recognition of such character that mirrors the spirit of the United States Marine Corps motto Semper Fidelis (always faithful). Currently a student at Nease High School, Eagle Scout is Good Citizenship award recipientBy Contributing Writer Charlie Myers, Oldest City Detachment #383 Marine Corps League, St. Augustine Eagle Scout Domenique Olesen with Commandant Jim Bellamy.Olesen is advancing towards a May 2013 graduation date that will springboard him into college life; sights are set on perhaps Florida State or NOVA Southeastern. Once again Olesen will be pursuing another set of milestones towards his goal of an environmental science degree with expectations of a career in sh and wildlife management. A typical small town kid? No way! Olesen has the cultural experience of other parts of this globe by living the rst eight years of his life in Germany, Norway, Ireland and England. In addition to all of his studies and extracurricular activities, where does he nd the time for sports, fantasy football, shing, bike riding and a lead on a TV production lm crew, plus the Boy Scouts of America too? With the great scholar, scientist, inventor and statesmen Benjamin Franklin as his inspiration and the coveted ranking of Eagle Scout within his resume, congratulations to Eagle Scout Domenique Olesen character made in America. Give Thanks!Timberlin Creeks eighth annual PTO Fall Carnival: A huge success!By Contributing Writer Shelly Kolaitis, PTO President and Carnival Co-Chairfrom Kool Skoops. Timberlin Creeks new principal Christine Stephan said, My rst TCE PTO Carnival was amazing! What a great event for the TCE community! The children were very excited and had a wonderful time. Carnival so-chairs, Phyllis Linabury and Shelly Kolaitis, agreed that this years carnival was the biggest ever and were very excited that so many of our TCE families came out to support TCE in this fundraiser. A special thank you to the PTO Carnival committee for all their hard work that went into planning this event. Also a big thank you to all the parent and teen volunteers, for without their help the carnival could not have been such a success. PTO would also like to thank the following TCE business partners for being booth sponsors at the carnival: Kumon Math and Reading Center of St. Johns, Bruccis Pizza, Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry, Perce Orthodontics and Nemetz Dental Association. We would also like to thank Greg Stanford from Winn Dixie on County Road 210 and Andrea Brown from Walgreens on County Road 210 for their generous donations. See you next year!

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www.thecreekline.com November 2012 The CreekLine, Page 23 ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTEROF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T 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 This is my last fashion column before the holidays and I challenge you, my FFFs (Fashionable Florida Friends) to go shopping in your closet; make your hair and mani and pedi appointments and ease into the season looking great! Speaking of pedi, make sure you have just the right red polish for the toes this holiday season and drop the ats; wear your strappy black sandals instead! The holidays are my favorite season and not coincidentally its the time of year when I am most excited about getting dressed. I would be remiss if I didnt share my new nd with you gals: velvet is back! I love it! Black velvet says Christmas to me more than everdidnt every little girl have a black velvet holiday dress with a bow at the neck? A simple pair of black velvet jeans would go a long way in your travels this holiday season, so start looking for the perfect pair now. Rich tapestry looks are in for the season, so look for a little jacket with needlepoint blooms and opulent ornamentation like pearl buttons for a seasonal piece to go with those velvet bottoms or black palazzo pants. Another top idea is to wear your black cardigan buttoned up with pearls and a holiday broach; this is taking that little sweater to the next level for a party ready look. Find yourself looking pale? Go to the cosmetics counter and let the talented girls there work with your eyes and show you which products to buy and This months movie review belongs to the lm Trouble with the Curve, a sports-drama lm with comedy and romance for adults and teens North Carolina high-school baseball could have the next great player. Clint Eastwood plays Gus, an Atlanta Braves scout who is having trouble seeing, as aging sometimes has a way of causing. His best friend and manager Pete Klein, portrayed by John Goodman, is worried about Gus and calls in reinforcements. On a scouting trip, Gus gets company. Mickey, his daughter (played by Amy Adams), is an attorney vying for partnership. She takes time o to help her father scout a new player. Though not blind, Gus is having serious vision problems. Their relationship is troubled and neither seems to know why she is there, but she does know baseball, though she learns he can hear the game as well as many see it. Justin Timberlake Movie ReviewTrouble with the CurveDirected by: Robert Lorenz. Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, and John Goodman. Review by T. G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to have Seen It (4 out of 5) Fashion UpdateStart early.Make your entrance grand!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsexactly how to apply a smoldering new look for you. While you are there, try some red lip gloss, not lipstickits a little trick someone showed me at a recent fashion show and it looks great! Shape your legs and wear your dresses! Go to the department store and head straight to the hosiery counter. Get a shear pair or pantyhose in a nice beige tone and a pair of sheer black tights; your legwear can really dress up a look. Add a sequin cami to a suit thats hanging in your closet, put on those sheer hose and a sexy shoe and your diamond earrings and walla! Put on your LBD (little black dress) and those sheer black tights and a hot colored pair of heels and you are party ready. These are just some suggestions for some go to looks for the holidays. If an event on your calendar requires a dressier look, go shopping for a holiday blouse; yes, pretty blouses are in vogue this year. They are being made out of ta eta, gold lame and lace. Added to your dressy black slacks or skirt and some sparkly jewelry, this will t the occasion; again pay attention to that leg action with proper hosiery and dainty shoes. I challenge you to go in your closet and do this exercise before the hectic holiday season begins. Make sure your party pieces are dry cleaned and t properlythen you are con dent, which makes your entrance Grand! Happy Holidays! plays Johnny Flanagan, a rival scout. He was a pitcher who after injury has turned to a new career path. Gus scouted him and he remembers tales of the daughter now traveling with him. Could romance be far behind or will rival scouting of this new player get in the way? Robert Lorenz has directed this lm in a light and enjoyable manner. I am far from a baseball fan, but the game play was entertaining and dialogue easy to follow. Wit and sarcasm spurred most of the interactions and made the characters likeable, even with some trying tales of the past explaining the father-daughter relationship. Eastwood was the strong and irascible lead character he always is and Adams stayed with him toe-to-toe. She was his alter ego in baseball, not only his daughter. Timberlake proved he could do comedy well and make a good romantic interest. He truly was needed in what could have been a darker lm. Goodman also lightened much of the heavier storylines. Multiple other cast members played their parts well as you hope for their paybacks and root for Gus to scout what could be one last time. A good lm that I will watch again when it comes to the tube. 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Our sincerest thanks, JCP CARES www.jcpcares.org Pick Up will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012 JCP CARES will be sweeping several neighborhoods to restock the shelves of food pantries within St. Johns County...CELEBRATION LUTHERAN FOOD PANTRY AND THE COMMUNITY OF THE CENACLE NEEDS YOUR HELP Julington Tire Center J T St. Augustines own United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 will present a boating safety / public information exhibit accompanied by a vessel safety check station on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor in conjunction with the A1A Garage Sale to be held at Camachee Cove, right o Route A1A, just west of the Usina Bridge. The information exhibit will be located in the yacht harbors boaters lounge (Building 3070) and the vessel safety check station will be located immediately outside the lounge, adjacent to the pier. The exhibit will o er free informational literature on a variety of subjects and will be sta ed by Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel ready to answer any questions you may have regarding boating safety, boating education courses, and the security of our nations waterways. The vessel safety check station will be sta ed by Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel examiners prepared to perform free vessel safety checks on vessels moored at or visiting the marina. Vessels passing the inspections will be awarded the Safety Check sticker. Owners of vessels having discrepancies identi ed during the inspection will be informed as to how to correct those discrepancies and no report of such discrepancies will be made to the Coast Guard or to any other law enforcement agency.Coast Guard Auxiliary to participate in event at Camachee CoveBy Contributing Writer Robert A. Schultz, Public Affairs Of cer, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7

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Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 N ew 200 h our weeken d training session b egins January 2013 ~ 2013 500 hr workshops: A natom y y T h erapy Troop 280 has reached their 1000 hour service mark! From unloading trucks of pumpkins for River of Life United Methodist Church to feeding the homeless in St. Augustine or volunteering for an upcoming special needs campout, the Scouts of Troop 280 are always happy to help. With their most recent Court of Honor, the troop members earned over 220 new Merit Badges and also inducted nine new members into the Order of the Arrow, the Honor Society of BSA. Last month, the troop spent the weekend of September 14 through 16 camping out in the tree houses of Camp Chowenwaw in Green Cove Springs. After setting up on Friday and enjoying what is becoming a troop tradition of hotdogs cooked over an open re, the scouts planned their Saturday, which was lled with learning and teaching scout skills, working on rank advancements and Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine has announced the addition of Dr. Casey McClone to its sports medicine team. Dr. McClone completed his fellowship training in Northeast Florida at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville in Primary Care Sports Medicine. Primary care sports medicine is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of non-operative sports-related injuries. Sports medicine specialists emphasize prevention and rehabilitation in addition to acute treatment. Dr. McClone received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in the West Indies, where he graduated with highest honors. He holds two Board Certi cations with the American Board of Family Medicine, one in Family Medicine and the other in Sports Medicine. Dr. McClone has a special interest and extensive training in treating musculoskeletal pain for patients of all ages with ultrasound guided injections. Among other associations, he is Since reading is the most important skill you can teach a child, Hickory Creek Elemen-Every Reader is a Star at Hickory Creek Elementarys All-Star Book Fair By Contributing Writer Laurie Argotttary School recently held a Scholastic Book Fair. Families were invited to attend and experience a celebration of reading. This opportunity allowed them to get involved in a universal mission of encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives. This years book fair theme was All-Star Book Fair: Every Reader is a Star. This theme was part of an exciting reading event that brings the school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging and a ordable books that kids want to read. The book fair o ered kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books to help motivate them to read more. The event was open for two weeks. Students were allowed to visit the fair during the day from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. They could make their own wish list and then return another day with the money to buy their favorite books. Two family nights were also o ered on two days from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. This was the best book fair since the school opened, said Michaeleen Chalut, media specialist at Hickory Creek Elementary. We were able to buy $1500 worth of new books for the school library. And with the additional money we made, we are now able to purchase supplies and books for the school year as it advances. Reading will continue to be a vital part of every childs success. Thank you to all children, families, teachers and support sta who visited the book fair. This event would not have been a success without the support from all the avid readers at the school. First Grader Jackie Rebeor makes her wish list.Troop 280 October NewsBy Contributing Writer Gabe Munoz, First Class Scout, Troop Scribea relaxing afternoon of swimming in the YMCA managed pool at the park and tetherball. Several scouts who are in the process of earning their First Class rank also led the various patrols in cooking meals ranging from meatball subs to fajitas. As always the campout was nice, relaxing and enjoyable. Next month, the troop will be camping at Silver Springs State Park. During this trip, the troop will spend Saturday ziplining among the tree canopies and over the canyons and lakes of Ocala. Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek, sponsored by River of Life UMC on Race Track Road. The troop was founded in 2009 and has grown from ve original members to now over 50. Their scoutmaster is Brian Miller. You can visit us online at www.julingtoncreekscouts.com for more information. 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Page 26, The CreekLine November 2012 www.thecreekline.com REACH UP. REACH IN. REACH OUT. Service times: Sunday at 10 am Wednesday at 7 pm Cunningham Creek Elementary School REACHJAX.COM of North Florida Mandarin Food Bank At St. Josephs Church Proceeds benet.... Mandarin NewsLinesm GOLD SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORS CALL Mark Goldwich 406-7232 to enter the Chili Cook-o Contest ADMISSION 2 CANS OF FOOD FOR MANDARIN FOODBANK DB A B B NK NK NK NK K K K K Bring the entire family! INDIVIDUAL TASTE 50 ALL YOU CAN TASTE CHILI $7 CHILDREN UNDER 12 $4 BOWL $3 HOT DOG $1 SODA/WATER $1 $500 FOR BEST IN SHOW Saturday, November 17 (Rain or Shine!)11AM 3PM Riverplace Shopping Center PRESENTED BY 16th Annual M a n d a r i n C h i l i C o o k O f f Mandarin Chili Cook-Off First Florida Insurance Newcomers of North St. Johns is an active club o ering many monthly activities. For membership information, please email Sue at sjaird@comcast. net. Come and join us at our monthly meetings. The Newcomers will hold their holiday meeting/luncheon on Tuesday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Maggianos Little Finishing the tournament undefeated, the Creeks Clash U12 Boys White team was awarded the trophy in their division at the 2012 Lotto Invitational Cup in Palm Coast, Florida. Due to storm delays, the team played three shortened games in the second day of competition. In two of its tournament games, the team had to come from behind to earn the win. It was impressive to see the boys work so hard and never give up. Congratulations to Coach Nizam Emamdie, Jack McNamee, Brandon Marchand, Herbie Steigelman, Chase Pucci, Caleb Conlan, Jack Leonard, Matt Morgan, Jackson Brennan, As water temperatures begin to drop, many of the species of sh weve enjoyed shing for have begun their winter retreat from our area of the St. Johns River. The past seven to eight months have o ered us a variety of di erent shing opportunities which we can look forward to returning next spring. The approach of winter does not mark the end of the shing on the St. Johns, it just means its time to re-focus our sights on di erent shing targets. Two such prime targets that make themselves available throughout the winter are Striped Bass and Speckled Perch. Striped Bass are a large hard ghting sh that likes cold water. Stripers can usually be found around any of our downtown bridges, Buckman Bridge, Shands Bridge and Doctors Lake and Black Creek Bridges. A cold, damp and cloudy winter day is Newcomers St. Johns plan holiday partyBy Contributing Writer Marcia Smith, Newcomers of North St. Johns Newcomers of North St. Johns Judy Rassa, Judy Haley, JoAnne Laird, Mitos McKay and Patti Ruda recently enjoyed the luncheon selections by Chef DeJuan at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre. Celebrating the Alhambras 45th season, the club was treated to a special musical tribute to Broadway and a preview of some of the songs from South Paci c. Photo by Betty NeyerItaly in the St. Johns Town Center. All members are asked to bring a new childrens book, unwrapped, to be donated to our St. Johns County Public Library. We thank you for your generosity. With an extra banquet room this year, lunch will be served family style with the rst course consisting of a crispy zucchini fritte, stu ed mushrooms, a chopped salad and freshly baked bread. The second course features their famous Rigatoni D, chicken and spinach manicotti and eggplant rollatini. The third course is Chocolate Zuccotto and New York Style cheesecake. All meals are served with co ee, Creeks Clash U12 Boys White team wins the 2012 Lotto Invitational CupBy Contributing Writer Julie MartinTony Solis, Jacob Van Petten, John Vaughan, Chip Martin, Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkausually considered a good day to go Striper shing. Stripers can be caught with live, dead or arti cial baits. Vertically working jigs, casting diving crankbaits around bridge pilings or slow trolling these same baits in the same area can be e ective ways to sh for stripers. Dead shrimp will work, but a live shrimp or shiner will prove to be irresistible. Speckled Perch, also known as Black Crappie in most areas outside of Florida, are an area favorite during the winter. Nearby lakes such as Crescent, Dead Lake and Lake Orange are short drives and o er superb speck shing over the winter. However many of our area feeder creeks to the St. Johns can o er some pretty decent speck shing. Julington, Durbin, Black and Trout Creeks are ideal locations to look for speckled perch when the weather turns right. Deep holes during a cold spell is the easiest way to try to locate speckled perch. Slow trolling, drifting or paddling over these holes with live or arti cial bait can work over and over once these schooling sh have been located. Curly tailed jigs, beetle spin lures and live minnows are all favorites of the speckled perch and need to be shed just o the bottom. Many people nd using ultralight tackle a more enjoyable and challenging way to take on these sh. Fishing Report: Trolling for sea trout o the end docks from Buckman to downtown has been productive. Sea trout also biting at night around downtown lights. Weak sh showing in good numbers in vicinities of Fuller Warren Bridge. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. iced tea or soft drinks and the cost of $25 includes tax and tip. Cash bar, door prizes and ra es will be available. Back by popular demand will be OuttaSight, a band of talented student musicians and singers from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind located in St. Augustine. Please RSVP by December 4 and note that there are no refunds. We will now mail all checks to NNSJ, 4957 Blackhawk Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259. 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www.thecreekline.com November 2012 The CreekLine, Page 27 Faith News A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org I want cremation.$650Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 like us on Facebook St Francis In-The-FieldEpiscopal ChurchChristian Formation 9:00am Sunday Service 10:00amChildrens Chapel and Nursery Available895 Palm Valley Rd (1 mile east of US1)615-2130 Too Busy This Holiday Season?I oer professional hair services in the comfort and convenience of your home! educator the country HAIR ANYWHERE Rhian Jangie ~ 904.868.6238 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.Reach Jacksonville is a new church in the St. Johns area. We are a Calvary Chapel and we believe the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God, because of this we go through the Bible line by line, verse by verse and precept by precept. We believe First Coast Opera opens its 2012-2013 season with scenes of love and passion from Italian opera with La Passione on Sunday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m. in Trinity Hall, Trinity Episcopal Parish, located at 215 St. George Street in downtown St. Augustine. This elegant concert-style performance features scenes from some of the most beautiful and passionate operas, including the quartet from La Bohme, Nessun Dorma from Turandot, the duet from Norma and much more! We welcome back Jacksonville native Regina Torres as our director, who has thrilled audiences with productions of Opera Noir, Cabaret Americana, plus Grandi Voci and Viva Espana last season. Torres has selected vignettes from Italian Opera which capture the passion that encompasses the characters and the music. Gracing our stage will be several faces familiar to Oldest City audiences. Karl and Ronda Paoletti, a dynamic baritone and soprano duo from Valdosta, Georgia, enhanced our stage with their polished voices in Voices of Love Encore! and were featured in last seasons Grandi Voci. Mezzo-soprano Janet Rabe-Meyer has appeared in many First Coast Opera productions, including her dramatic portrayal of Maria Callas in Master Class. New to our audience are soprano Nathalie Fares and tenor Austin Hallock. Fares, What color eyes does your grandma have? Did she have pets when she was a child? Farm animals? What were her chores? Was her family poor during the great depression? Did she know that then? There are very few people I respect as much as my GeGe. She lived a life of sacri ce for her family yet never complained. Shes told us stories of farm life before electricity, of learning she was poor from a snotty girl at school when she was 10 and of being chasedand nipped in the butt by pigs! GeGe birthed four and raised ve childrenthe rst three were born into the family doctors hands at my great-grandmas house and the youngest was delivered in the doctors o ce. Times were di erent! Life was harder and simpler in some ways, but the same challenges existed then as now: the children ate her out of house and home and got into trouble sometimes, she struggled to keep family life a priority while working long hours out of necessity and GeGe desired above all that her kids grow up to love each other and know and love and serve God. When we visit with GeGe now, my children love hearing her tell stories. Shell say, Ive already told you everything! then produce a new tidbit thats so fascinating because its our very own Little House on the Prairie. Our kids share rooms, so they love the story about her lying next to her big brother at night and counting the stars through the cracks in the roof. When I was a kid, we loved to go to my GeGes house because she had Nickelodeon. My cousins and I sat glued to the TV til we were prodded outside. I know why! Our parents were tired after long days at work and seven kids in a small house can get crazy! But I think back and realize there were so many opportunities for relationship lost to the green slime of Nickelodeons Double Dare. This Thanksgiving, plan ahead to cultivate relationshipsnot just control the chilin three main principles as a Church: 1. Reaching Up, which is focusing on our relationship with God as the foundation of our lives. 2. Reaching In which is the ministry that happens at Church for the Church as we build each other up by worshiping The Lord and studying His Word. 3. Reaching Out which is where we show Christs love to the community through di erent outreaches. This Christmas, for example, you are welcome to join us for Presents of Hope, which is one of our Reach Out Projects. We will be delivering presents to families that are in need. While delivering these presents, we will be delivering hope by sharing the love of Christ with them. If this resonated with your or if you are just curious, please feel free to join us as we worship our God and study His Scriptures together every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Cunningham Creek Elementary. Also, please check out our website, www.ReachJax. com or nd us on Facebook by searching Reach Jacksonville.First Coast Opera opens its season with La Passionewho holds a masters degree from the University of Florida, was one of the soloists in Night at the Opera, St. Augustine First Coast Festival at the Amphitheatre (2009). Hallock is a graduate of Stetson University and was a featured soloist on a 30 city tour of the United States by the college. He is currently a soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic in their concert series. Advance tickets are priced at $20 or $25 at the door. Students with ID pay only $10 (only at door or by phone). Tickets are available via PayPal online at www.FirstCoastOpera. com or by calling 417-5555. Advance tickets by phone or through PayPal will be available for pick up at Trinity Hall on the day of the performance, starting an hour and a half before concert time. Open seating is o ered and there will be a wine and beer bar.Purposeful Parenting Wireless-less HolidaysBy Allie Olsendren. Weve tried a lot of things over the years and while some were great, others opped. Give your family grace and just start somewhere with these ideas or come up with your own strategy for a Wireless-less Holiday: Ask your kids to stash their phones, iPads, etc. Let them set up games, set the table, serve drinks as family arrives, etc. Maybe they can use them during the football game later in the day or maybe they wont miss them! Plan games ahead to help adults engage with the children. It may have been so many years for Uncle Albert that he doesnt remember how to enjoy the kids! Or maybe he never learned in the rst place... its never too late! Some games weve enjoyed: Pick up paint strips from Lowes in a variety of colors. Have the kids nd something in nature to match each paint chip. Horseshoes, croquet, bocce ball, corn bag toss, relays, football... Print out a Scavenger Hunt with questions about family members. The children ask questions to nd out whos been to a game at Yankee Stadium, who served in WWII, where family immigrated from, who raised sheep or rode a camel or met a president... Happy Thanksgiving! Invite the community to your Holiday Events! Advertise in The CreekLines December issue.Call Linda Gay to reserve your space today!287-4913LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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Email: hfd1@aol.com or fax resume to 904-262-7999. Love Animals? Earn Extra Holiday $$$ Working with a leading area pet sitting company. Part time Flexible hours. Applicants must be live in the World Golf Village area. Adult applicants only. Call Robin at 687-9610 www.allearspetsitting.com Full Time Dental Assistant with High Tech Dental of ce Looking for an experienced dental assistant dedicated to exceptional patient care with advanced skills in crown & bridge. Duties include but are not limited to Temporary Fabrication, Digital X-rays, Digital Charting, Experience is a must. Please fax resumes to : 904-287-4073. 32 hours per week, Monday -Thursday, 8-12 and 2-6. Looking for quality sales and mechanics for local automotive repair facility in julington creek. Must have experience in the auto industry and good drivers liscense. If interested please call 904-545-8370 or e-mail lcdison@comcast.net. PATIENT ADVOCATE-Functions as a communication link in providing patient centered care by serving as a liaison between patients, patients family and the Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine staff. Accurately collect and enter patient information in the computer. Facilitate resolution of patient requests, complaints and grievances. Quali cations: High School diploma required. Minimum eighteen months experience working in managed care and customer service. Must have good organizational skills, be able to change priorities, manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment Ability to work independently and comfortably with patients. Email resume to humanresources@oastaug.com or fax to 904.209.1035 CHECK OUT COORDINATOR -Responsibilities include scheduling appointments,tests and referrals. Quali cations: High school diploma required / College education preferred. Minimum of one year experience scheduling in medical of ce. Required Skills: Must have a team player attitude, energetic, with a focus on excellent customer service. Ability to communicate effectively to patients and associates. Email resume to humanresources@oastaug.com or fax to 904.209.1035The Julington Creek congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint sponsored their rst annual family history fair on Saturday, October 20. Those in attendance enjoyed various displays of photographs, scrapbooks, genealogy charts, stories and heirlooms, receive help with growing their family trees with hands-on computer searching and hearing an informative presentation from Deanda Lyne (seated in front on right). She is the treasurer of the Putnam Genealogical Society and has served as director of the LDS Family History Center in Palatka for the past 10 years. If you were unable to attend and would like free one-on-one help researching your family tree, please contact Darlene Barrington at 217-3308 or barringtonbd1@gmail.com. The community is invited to join the Council on Aging for their holiday fundraiser, Christmas on the River, scheduled for Sunday evening, November 18 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at River House, located at 179 Marine Street. One of the highlights of this event is the Festival of Wreaths, featuring beautiful, one-of-a-Christmas on the River is coming soonBy Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Agingkind wreaths hand-crafted and donated to the COA by local garden clubs, orists, 4-Hers and Master Gardeners. Another new and special feature will be our holiday wine tasting! Christmas on the River is the perfect way to put some real Christmas spirit in your giftgiving tradition, especially for anyone who would like to support our St. Johns County elder community. So this season, give the gift of hope, comfort and care, simply by giving a COA wreath. All proceeds from the sale of the wreaths go to support the programs and services of the Council on Aging. Tickets are just $35 each. Please call 2093685 for more information.

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www.thecreekline.com November 2012 The CreekLine, Page 29 JCP CARES 2012 DONATIONS WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING ST. JOHNS COUNTY CHARITIESGIVING TREE LOCATIONS JULINGTON CREEKAtlantic Coast Bank Bartram Trail Branch Library BBVA Compass Bank Capelli Salon Champions Golf Club Great Clips JCP Recreational Facility Julington Creek Chiropractic May Management Oce Panache Salon & Spa. Pinch-a-Penny Publix on Racetrack Rd. Publix on SR 13 UPS Store SR 13 & Racetrack Vystar Bartram WalkMANDARINVystar San JosePONTE VEDRAPonte Vedra Branch Library BB&TST. AUGUSTINEBB&T Florida Capital Bank Southeast Branch Library Vystar210 AREA First Florida Credit Union Publix VystarANASTASIA ISLANDAnastasia Island Branch Library BB&THASTINGSHastings Branch Library PALENCIA SPONSORSGold Sponsor: May Management Silver Sponsor: The Creekline DROP OFF ITEMS TO GIVING TREE LOCATIONS BY DEC. 7thFOR MORE INFO CONTACT KATHY BRAVO AT KBRAVO@JCPCARES.ORG www.jcpcares.orgAlpha Omega Miracle Home Betty Grin House Big Brothers & Big Sisters Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine Camp I Am Special Career Navigators Program FCTI Celebration Lutheran Food Pantry Cenacle Community Community PedsCare (Pediatric Hospice) Council on Aging Trout Creek Department of Children & Family Services Dreams Come True EPIC Family Resource Center Good Samaritan Health Clinic Guardian Ad Litem H.A.W.K.E. Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education Healthy Families of St. Johns Hogans Harvest Home Again St. Johns Homeless Coalition Kids Bridge Life Services of St. Johns county O.U.R. Community Center, Hastings Pie in the Sky S.A.F.E. Saving Animals from Euthanasia SEA Community Center St. Augustine Wild Reserve St. Augustine Youth Services (S.A.Y.S.) St. Francis House St. Gerard Campus St. Johns County Homeless Student Program Wags & WhiskersBB&TBenefitting St. Johns County904-262-99819735-2 Old St. Augustine Road(next to Hala Caf) 15% o all in-stock wigs (does not apply to special orders) Expires 11/30/12 Private setting for all customers. Wig products, maintenance, hats and accessories. Wig Boutiqueof Mandarin linstockwigs (doesnotapp W W in Peggy Hawkins, Owner ( 904 ) 509-9760www.zumbamania.comZumbamania PresidentSonia I. Hazelgren2245 CR210 Ste 101Across from Winn DixieCome Zumba with: Sonia I Hazelgren and her team! FIRST CLASS FREE! Effective, Rewarding and its fun! ZUMBA FITNESS NEW LOCATION EE! SPECIAL GRAND OPENING! ZumbamaniaP resident ! Rotary Club of St. Johns recently hosted a charity golf tournament and raised $32,000. This year over 90 golfers participated in the tournament on a beautiful Friday afternoon. All proceeds will be used support our local children, families and our international student exchanges. Memories of Love Foundation and the Arc of St. Johns are the Clubs key charities. Please join us for fun, fellowship and community involvement. The Rotary Club of St. Johns meets most Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club House. Please call Tony Lego at 401-1235 with any questions. Come join us in making a difference in our local community. He who pro ts most serves best; service above self. The Creeks Academy U9 Boys Blue team recently won the championship at the 11th annual Bazooka Classic Soccer Tournament held in Kissimmee. The team won all three games on their way to the championship with victories over teams from Orlando and St. Cloud. Team members include Jesse Benavides, Macoy Harrison, Nicholas Leonard, Talon Luster, Ryan Jackson, Zachary Bender, Zachary Gridley, Joey Mueller and Camden Basham. The team is coached by Matt Harrison. The Boosterthon Fun Run is now underway. The week of October 15 door decorations got underway. Mrs. Morrell and Mrs. Janssen of the media center had to almost be tra c engineers to keep order around the die cut and laminating machines. Teachers, students and room mothers worked very hard to have door coverings up before the judging on October 19. The theme for this years Boosterthon is Highway USA. This is a fun activity teaching leadership, good attitude, character, learning and tness. Our annual fun run was held on November 1. The students received pledges for the amount of the laps they ran. We have some future track stars at Wards Creek! School will be closed Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day. Wards Creek will also be closed November 21, 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving. This month we are honoring our veterans and the men Wards Creek updateBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, Wards Creek Elementary Mrs. Hagans fourth grade decorated door for the Boosterthon. and women who are presently serving in the Armed Forces. Thank you for protecting us and keeping our country free. Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours. If you are traveling, please be safe. Go Warriors!For many students, the beginning of a new school year includes a new classroom, a new teacher and new rou-Durbin Creek Elementary media center gets a new lookBy Contributing Writer Sheila Caballero, Correspondence Secretary, DCE PTO tines. But this year, students at Durbin Creek Elementary School were also wowed by a newly renovated Media Center. Over the summer, a team of DCES teachers volunteered to help new media specialist Matt Ostrowsky give the Media Center a makeover. Walls were painted in a relaxing blue color, bookshelves were shifted at 45 degree angles and furniture was moved to give the room a more open, spacious feel. An adjoining room previously used as a sta meeting room was also modi ed to make way for a media classroom, allowing Ostrowsky to teach lessons while other students check out books throughout the day. Some of the most exciting changes for DCES students have included murals painted by art teacher Jodi Lubrant, the resounding favorite being the Bookie Monster, an original creature painted by Lubrant around the opening of the library book drop, thereby allowing students to feed their returned books directly into the monsters mouth as they enter the room. And as they do, Durbin Creek students of all ages look across to the back of the Media Center and see a familiar title adorning the wall: Oh, The Places Youll Go! A tting theme indeed for a Media Center, lled with young Explorers who cant wait to get that next great story into their hands.

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Page 30, The CreekLine November 2012 www.thecreekline.com Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm St. Johns River Farmers Market~In beautiful Alpine Groves Park ~2060 SR 13, Switzerland, FL 32259 ~info: St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarket@gmail.com www.facebook.com/St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarketVendor Info: 904-347-8900Local produce, baked goods, cheese, delicacies, art, crafts, kids activities, live music & more! November at Nease High School means new sports like soccer, golf, cross-country, swimming and diving, volleyball, basketball and of course, the continuing of football. The Panthers football team has been doing extremely well. They have been working together as a team, practicing hard every day and ghting hard at the games. Coach Matthews is very proud of their hard work and its paid o their great victory against Pedro Menendez on Friday, November 19 showed that the Panthers are improving and they plan to achieve their goal of winning districts. The spirit at that game was awesome and the o cial retirement of former player Tim Tebows jersey and his o cial Nease diploma added a special e ect. Soccer had their tryouts from Monday October 22 to Thursday October 25 and they had their rst game on October 30. The varsity and junior Swimming: The only sport with no half times, no substitutions, no timeouts and you only get one shot for your goal. ~Author Unknown The Loggerhead Aquatics swim team attended the Speedo Fall Short Course Meet, at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, from September 21 through 23. Over the course of the three-day meet, there were record breaking times and swims that made Loggerhead top ve fastest times. Eight and under girls Lizzy Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentvarsity teams have been playing and practicing very hard and theyre determined to have a great season. Jeremy Moore, a junior said, Im excited for the season. I think well do really well and win lots of games. The golf team just had their biggest competition at regionals and junior Nicole Thatcher led the way. The girls cross country team has done incredibly well this year. With rst place at the pre-state invitational and conference, where girls placed third and boys placed fourth, they did superbly. Karen Xiang placed fth, Kristen Barbour placed sixth and Alyssa Rodale placed sixth. The boys who placed in the top 15 spots included Tim Roche, Kyle Gri ey and Ross Rabalais. The volleyball team has also been doing extremely well, with lots of games to get them to their goals. The swim team had districts on October 24.Loggerhead swimmers set top ve team timesBy Contributing Writer Jacalyn MortonStan eld swam a top ve team time in the 200 yard freestyle and 100 yard butter y. Eleanor Pollitt set a team record in the 100 yard butter y and the 200 and 400 yard IM. In addition to setting a record, Pollitt also swam a top ve team swim in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle and the 50 yard backstroke. Hadley Browder swam a top ve in the 1650 yard freestyle and the 400 yard IM. Abigail Ellis swam a top ve team time in the 50 yard backstroke and the 200 and 400 IM and Madison Braum swam a top ve team time in the 100 yard breaststroke. On the boys side, 8 and under Nicky Tayag set a new team record in the 50 yard breaststroke. The 9-10 year old boys Robbie Rait set a new team record in the 100 yard butter y. The 11-12 year old boys Michael Morton swam a top ve team time in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle. Adrian Oake swam a top ve team time in the 50 breast. John Ryan a top ve team swim in the 100 yard butter y. The 13-14 year old boys Carter Strickland swam a top ve team time in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle and the 100 yard backstroke. The team also congratulated one of their team o cials, Amy Moring, who received the Al Soltis award naming her the Florida Swimming Stroke and Turn Judge of the year. For more information on the team and sponsorship information please visit us at Loggerheadaquatics.com. It felt like summer outside while fall was being celebrated inside Enzas Restaurant in Mandarin. The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club held a fashion show on Tuesday, October 9. It was presented by SteinMart and Donna Keathley narrated the show, giving many helpful tips on clothing and accessories. Models Gloria Woodard, Peggy Justice, Sally McDonald, Donna H. Walker, Liz Causey, Holly Oursler, Sherlyn Seigler and Roberta Schmidt looked stunning in their fall and holiday wear. Linda Rowe, Mary Kay representative, did the make-up on the models. The out ts were selected and the show was coordinated by Keathley and Shirley Kipp. A lunch of chicken croquettes, salad, eggplant parmesan and chicken piccata was served, with a perfect ending of tiramisu, cannoli and tru es. Kudos to the talented chef and sta of Enzas Restaurant! The December meeting will celebrate the holidays on Tuesday, December 11 at the San Jose Country Club. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. A choice of either potato crisped chicken breast or pecan crusted tilapia, along with white cheddar mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, rolls/mini mu ns, salad and dessert will be served. The cost of lunch is $28 including tax and gratuity. A check must be received by Saturday, DeNewcomers and Womens Club enjoys fall fashion showBy Contributing Writer Linda Gomolka Gloria Woodard, Peggy Justice, Sally McDonald, Donna H. Walker, Liz Causey, Holly Oursler, Sherlyn Seigler, Roberta Schmidt and Donna Keathley at the recent fall fashion show.cember 1 and no walk-ins will be permitted. Information on where to send a check is on our Facebook page www.facebook. com/BartramTrail.Newcomers. WomensClub or contact Kathy Chadwick at 230-9770. 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), lunch out, golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, game day (Mexican Train), Bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, lunch and matinee, a nature walk group and community volunteer projects. For club information, please contact Vice President of Membership Shirley Bodziak at Shirley@bodziak.com. The yearly membership fee is $25. To download a membership form, go to www.facebook. com/BartramTrail.Newcomers. WomensClub.Ryan swam a top ve team time in the 50 yard butter y and Anna Moore set a team record in the 200 yard IM. The 9-10 girls Ciara ODonohoe swam a top ve team time in the 50 yard breaststroke and the 50 and 100 yard butter y. The 11-12 year old girls made a big splash with all of their swims. Megan Arnold set a team record in the 1000 and 1650 yard freestyle. She also swam a top ve team swim in the 50 and 100 freestyle, the 50 and 100 yard breaststroke and the 400 yard IM. Summer From your friends atThe CreekLineHappy Thanksgiving November 11

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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 Autumn is the ideal planting season, so why not choose plants that encourage birds into your yard? As well as providing berries and seeds, certain plants have an associated insect population which encourages insect-eating migrants in both spring and fall to visit. And this actually bene ts anyone who grows vegetables! Pete Johnson, president of the local Audubon Society (www.duvalaudubon.org), particularly likes the red mulberry (Morus rubra), which attracts many beautiful migrants, such as rose-breasted grosbeaks and indigo buntings, but this is a tree for larger yards and where fruit-drop wont be an issue. Incidentally, as long as the fruits are fully ripe, they are edible. Also for larger yards, a southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) hosts insects in its canopy which encourages migrating warblers. There is an upright cultivar, highrise, which grows half as wide as it does high. Remember that oak roots will spread well past the canopy width. Shrubs like Florida privet The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the University of Florida IFAS Extension O ce will be organizing a GI-BMP class on November 15 at the St. Johns County Extension Wind Mitigation Building, located at 3111 Agriculture Center Drive in St. Augustine. The GI-BMP training was designed to provide landscaping professionals with knowledge, skills and tools 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.GardeningPlants for the birdsBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS(Forestiera segregata) can be trained as a hedge or left as a more natural large shrub, as can Walters viburnum (Viburnum obovatum). Both produce attractive owers and berries. For ground cover, try purple muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), with beautiful purple plumes. Native perennials like purple cone ower (Echinacea purpurea) provide useful seed, so enjoy the owers and dead-head if you prefer, but leave the late-season seed heads for visitors like the gold nch. President of the local Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (ixia.fnpschapters. org), Barbara Jackson, grows beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana), which mockingbirds love, Simpsons stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans), yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) and rebush (Hamelia patens), which is a real hummingbird magnet. Blackberries are a good fruit source too, but keeping them weed-free can be di cult. An e ective strategy is to develop your planting to resemble a woodland edge. Plants naturally are lower right at the edge or in the foreground in your yard and step up to canopy height in the true woodland. At the very least, try to get up to a good height with shrubs and small trees such as the yaupon, which will a ord birds the shelter they need. If your immediate neighbor has a mature tree, imagine that as part of the woodland youre trying to mimic. And of course, provide a water source with shallow access that birds can use easily. Much more information can be found at the Audubon and FNPS websites; please check them out. This article, too, is invaluable: http://edis.ifas.u edu/uw175.GI-BMP class announced Members of the Garden Club of Switzerland enjoyed a meeting and picnic in October on the St. Johns River at the home of Master Gardener Jimmy Shine. He led an interesting and informative discussion about growing and caring for citrus trees in our area. The members were able to tour his property to see a living citrus garden. Our thanks to Mr. Shine. The next meeting of the Garden Club will be held 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15 at the Bartram Trail Library. The subject for the meeting will be Landscape Design, presented by designer Amanda Willson and arborist Jim Herth from Austin Outdoors Landscape Design. The public is invited and may wish to join the garden club. For more information, please call 287-9772. Garden Club celebrates fall

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Page 32, The CreekLine November 2012 www.thecreekline.com Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician Dr. Christopher Railing, D.C. and certied to practice Acupuncture683-4376 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 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 TICK SEASON IS HERE! PROTECT YOUR PET WITH THE NEW ACTIVYL TICK PLUS CALL TODAY As the leaves slowly change, so do the sports, with the winter athletic teams at Bartram Trail beginning to take o Girls basketball is in the air, determination to pursue excellence on the team members minds. As FHSAA 2012 Class 5A state runners-up last year, the girls basketball teams history makes their present much to live up to. They have a high reputation to uphold, but can they do it? Allie Mano, a senior last year at Bartram Trail, played a big role on the team as she was also named 2012 Player of the Year. She is graduated now, along with a few others key players; how di erent will the team really be? With the construction of the team two weeks ago and hard work already taking place, the girls rst in-season game against Mandarin will be held at Bartram Trail High School on The rst regular season game for the University of Florida mens basketball team will take place aboard the USS Bataan which will be docked at Naval Station Mayport. On Friday, November 9, the Gators will play the Georgetown Hoyas at 9:00 p.m. in the Navy-Marine Corps Classic. The only other time that a college basketball game has been played on an aircraft carrier was last year in San Diego when North Carolina played Michigan State. This years game at Mayport will be part of the City of Jacksonvilles Week of Valor which is a series of events that will pay tribute to the military leading up to Veterans Day. Most of the people in attendance at the Florida-Georgetown will be members of the military. The remaining tickets are limited and they will be part of a ticket package that is combined with the Colts-Jaguars game that will take place the night before on Thursday, November 8. Those who arent able to attend the basketball game in Fresh Start Hydroponics brings to market cut your own living kale, Swiss chard and other leafy greens. Local producers KYV Farm and Natural Springs Dairy are also now bringing their rst fall crops to market. New vendor, Pasta Fresca, brings a variety of fresh herb and vegetable pastas. Novembers Snap the Park, a monthly photo contest, has begun; all are invited to submit up to ve photos per month of the farmers market and/or Alpine Groves Park to snapthepark@gmail.com. The St. Johns River Farmers Market is seekBTHS Sports Roundup Lady Bears basketball previewBy Megan Grant, BTHS StudentNovember 15. As the rst game of the season, high hopes should allow for a promising game, showing us all what the Lady Bears have got this year. We are certainly ready for the challenges we are going to face and are going to work really hard to try and get to where we went last year, exclaimed Sarah Ragland, a junior on the varsity team. Madison French, also a junior on the varsity team, talks about the season to come: We lost four major seniors that were huge contributors to our team, but I dont think we will let that stop us. Our team has the ght to get through anything and we proved that last year. But lets get down to what everyone really wants to know; will the Windle beard be back again? Ben Windle, girls basketball varsity coach and teacher at Bartram Trail, has never failed to add in his own special swing to the season and games. Last year, with his long beard yet young exposure, everyone got a humorous kick out of it. When asked about the beard, French said, Knowing Windle, hes sure to come up with something new for this year and I can only imagine what it will be! The guys may like Windles beard, but as for us girls on the team, if he has it again, we will probably go on strike, declared Ragland jokingly. After talking with both girls and a few of the other players, it is clear what a family their team is and how excited they are to be back in season. With a busy schedule of games ahead, the gym will be lled with drive, energy and team spirit. Local Sports SceneNovember begins College basketball season By Chad Cushnirperson can watch it live on TV on the NBC Sports Network. Other notable games for the Gators in November include home dates with Wisconsin on November 14, UCF on the day after Thanksgiving and Marquette on November 29. Last year, the Gators made it to the Elite Eight for the second season in a row. Patric Young, Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy return to this years squad. All three averaged more than 10 points per game last year. Erving Walker has graduated and Bradley Beal left for the NBA where he was the third overall pick by the Washington Wizards. Florida State won the ACC Tournament last season, but their run in the NCAA Tournament came to an end in the second round. Last years leading scorer Michael Snaer returns for his senior year. Ian Miller, Terrance Shannon and Okaro White are among the other key contributors who are back. The Seminoles begin their season at home against South Alabama on November 9. Theyll also host UNF on November 21. Speaking of the Ospreys, they host exhibition games vs. Flagler on November 1 and Edward Waters on November 10. The rst regular season game is at Memphis on November 12.JU begins its season at Georgia on November 9. The Dolphins rst home game is November 13 against Trinity Baptist at Veterans Memorial Arena. The November schedule also includes a trip to Miami on November 16 and two games in Mexico on November 24 and 25. Dog Days & Cat Naps Loving Pet Care since 2000!904-315-7531 Looking for a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker? www.DogDaysCatNaps.com Farmers market announces new vendorsing volunteers to assist with activities of all kinds for children, parking and market maintenance. Please email St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarket@ gmail.com. Give Thanks!

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www.thecreekline.com November 2012 The CreekLine, Page 33 Oil Change & Rotation $19.99 $20 Off All Alignments $30 Off any Brake Job12-15-12 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 With the coming of a season change, a new line of Knights are facing the battle eld as we head into our winter sports 2012 season. The temperature may just be starting to cool down, but for the Knights, things are just starting to heat up! Unfortunately, with the new season of Knights on the horizon, football and other fall sports are starting to wrap up, but they arent leaving until they get one last charge in. The last varsity football game will be a home game versus the Bartram Trail Bears on November 9. We need all of our Creekside Crazies to come out and support the Knights! We may have broken our winning streak at home this year, but how awesome would it be to start it back up again by defeating the Bears! Our varsity football players arent the only stars of the show though; this years JV football team has had an incredible season, with only one loss so far. Way to go, Knights! Both the boys and girls varsity cross country teams will be heading on to a district meet this month on November 6. The goal of all the cross country athletes at Creekside High is to attend the state meet on November 20. The state meet will be held this year in Dade City. After a long chat about tradition from Coach Frank, the boys and girls teams were both red up for this years conference meet. The boys team managed to bring home the title, while the girls carried home second place after Bartram Trail. Our swimming and diving teams will be taking one last splash as they prepare for the November regional meet held this year at UWF in Pensacola. Regionals will be held on November 2.Winners of the Regionals cup will go onto State nals the following week on November 8. This month on November 10 our Creekside varsity cheer team will be competing at Matanzas High School. Being previous state champions, the girls are quite con dent that this year they can bring home the title yet again. Congratulations to all the athletes who have made the soccer, basketball and wres-CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studenttling teams for this years 2012 winter season. With a new rise of Knights, we will continue to strive towards bringing Knight Time across St. Johns County. Both the boys and girls soccer teams start out this season with some pretty tough battles. On November 20th the girls will face Bartram Trail High School and on November 26 they will play Ponte Vedra. Come out and support the girls soccer team as they bring Knight Time to Shark week. Junior varsity plays at 5:30 p.m. and varsity kicks o at 7:20 p.m. Itll be sure to be a great game! The boys soccer team will also take on Ponte Vedra High on November 13. The Creekside wrestling team will also face the Ponte Vedra Sharks at home on November 28. The junior varsity team will have their rst match away at Fletcher High School. The wrestling team is well prepared for the battles ahead, as they have continuously been through everyday conditioning and tness training to be the best of the best. All those interested in joining the track and eld team, join the Monday and Wednesday morning conditioning sessions starting at 7:30 a.m. Spring season may seem far away, but a lot of the sports here at Creekside strive towards perfection and perfection only comes from practice. Both boys and girls lacrosse teams have been in training/pre-season conditioning since this summer. You can only get better! Lets keep charging towards success Creekside and bring the heat full on this winter season! The Liberty Pines Academy football team held a food drive at their October 11 home game. The Wolves donated over 100 food items to Second Harvest of North Florida. Toni Williams of Second Harvest said, The drive was a great success. LPA Wolves show courage on the eld and honor in the community! LPA Wolves football team gives back to community Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldnt your ad be included? Call Linda Gay TODAY!287-4913

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Page 34, The CreekLine November 2012 www.thecreekline.com Julington Tire CenterA Locally Owned Auto Repair Center MONDAY FRIDAY: 7:30AM PM Service You Can Trust! Previous GoodYear ~ Behind McDonalds on SR 13Now Selling: GoodYear Michelin BF Goodrich Uniroyal Cooper Mastercraft Many More! $1795OIL CHANGE & RotationUp to 5 qts. Shop fee and waste disposal extra. Most vehicles. Gas engines. Cannot combine with other oers. Must present coupon. 500 SR 13 North in Julington Creek(Behind Regions/McDonalds) 230-2677 We Welcome National Accounts! Ma Ma ngines the r o er s. p on. $25OFFSERVICEMinimum Purchase of $50. On October 12, MCE held the annual Mustang Gallop. The weather was perfect, the enthusiasm was fabulous and the community support was top notch. This has been a successful fund raising event for the school since the rst Gallop was held a few years ago. Thanks to the hard work of the Mustang Gallop coordinator, Lori Klucharich, everyone enjoyed the event and much needed money was raised to support school programs. Each class was assigned a 15 minute time slot to participate. Students were able to walk, run, hop, skip even gallop during their time. After The Junior Midget Outlaws Gold won their City Championship game played at EverBank Field on October 28. Coaches: Don Abbey (head coach), Scott Bradley and Jon Hale. Team mom: Denise HutchinsonCFL Outlaws win big at City Championships! The Outlaws advanced three teams to the Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner Football Conferences City Championship games on October 27 and 28. Each team won and will compete at the regional level during the weekend of November 10. Congratulations and good luck Outlaws!The Junior Pee Wee Outlaws Gold won their City Championship game played at First Coast High School on October 27. Coaches: Angelo Vespi (head coach), Paul Blazejowski, Brad Denny, Greg Helm, Ike Keene, Robb Muley and Ralph Hamilton. Team moms: Pam Bowser and Kelly Helm. The Pee Wee Outlaws Gold earned the title of City Champions on October 27 at First Coast High School. Coaches: Mike Hughes(head coach), George Chapas, Chuck Forcier, Clay Grimes, Paul Spano, Jeff Smith, Davis Gast and Jerry Bennett. Team moms: Jennie Fagan and Karen Kourany Mill Creek Elementary enjoys great success with the annual Mustang GallopBy Contributing Writer Wendi Brothers, Mill Creek PTAeach completed lap, students were met by volunteers and received a bracelet. When time was completed the students enjoyed a cold drink and healthy snack. More volunteers met with the students and recorded how many lap completion bracelets they had earned. Students had collected pledges prior to the Gallop for each lap run. A total of 10,018 laps were run by the students. Way to go Mustangs! The hard working volunteers were treated to a delicious lunch of burgers on the grill. The election results are in: MCE has formed the 2012-2013 Student Council. Students were elected by their peers after a tough campaign. The race for president was so close a run-o was called. The nal results are: President: Riley Larson Vice-President: Brady Hill Treasurer: Ryan Clark Secretary: Madelyn Eisen Homeroom Representatives: Tanner Hill, Grant Veon, Riley Murr, Grayson McCombs, Olivia Love The rst project for Student Council will be the Food Drive which will start November 5 and end November 16. All donations will be delivered to the St. Francis House, the local homeless shelter. Mill Creek Elementary School has a great history of community involvement. The large amount of growth enjoyed by this area of the county has brought with it tremendous business partner support. November 8 will be Spirit Night at the Caddyshack Restaurant. Come out and enjoy a great meal and good company supporting MCE at the same time. Caddyshack will donate a portion of the evening sales directly to the school. If you would like to become a business partner, please contact Christy Frazier, business partner liaison, through the PTA website for MCE. And theyre off! Students race off during the annual Mustang Gallop.

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Page 2, Senior NewsLine November 2012 www.TheCreekline.com Medicare open enrollment is the one time each year to make changes to your insurance plan. During open enrollment, you can compare physicians, hospitals and benets of other plans and switch to a plan that meets your personal health care needs.Are you seeing the right doctor?For expert medical care right in your own backyard, consider a University of Florida primary care physician. The UF primary care network offers: More than 20 convenient clinic locations in Jacksonville and surr ounding areas Easy appointment scheduling Expert physicians with access to all the resources of the regions pr emier academic health center, UF&Shands Jacksonville Comprehensive health care services, from annual checkups and disease pr evention to care for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes Important Information about Medicare Open Enrollment Medicare Advantage plans currently accepted by UF primary care centers:WellCare HMO & Dual Eligible 1-888-888-9355 (TTY/TDD: 1-877-247-6272) Florida Blue Medicare HMO & PPO 1-800-926-6565 [TTY/TDD: 1-800-955-8771] Aetna Medicare HMO & PPO 1-800-832-2640 (TTY/TDD: 1-888-760-4748) Traditional Medicare 1-800-633-4227 (TTY/TDD: 1-877-486-2048) Humana Medicare PPO 1-800-372-2147 [TTY: 711] MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS DEC 7, 2012

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www.TheCreekline.com November 2012 Senior NewsLine, Page 3 RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather Seayhs@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. 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. of North Florida Mandarin Food Bank At St. Josephs Church Proceeds benet.... Mandarin NewsLinesm GOLD SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORS CALL Mark Goldwich 406-7232 to enter the Chili Cook-o Contest ADMISSION 2 CANS OF FOOD FOR MANDARIN FOODBANK DB A B B NK NK NK NK K K K K Bring the entire family! INDIVIDUAL TASTE 50 ALL YOU CAN TASTE CHILI $7 CHILDREN UNDER 12 $4 BOWL $3 HOT DOG $1 SODA/WATER $1 $500 FOR BEST IN SHOW Saturday, November 17 (Rain or Shine!)11AM 3PM Riverplace Shopping Center PRESENTED BY 16th Annual M a n d a r i n C h i l i C o o k O f f Mandarin Chili Cook-Off First Florida Insurance On Saturday, October 6, the parishioners of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church held a birthday party for Bernice A. Porter eld, who turned 100 years old on October 17, 2012. More than 100 people were in The holidays are almost here. Time for the holiday sights, wonderful fragrances and the glorious sounds of the season. Its time to enjoy family and friends, engage in conversation and catch-up with everyone. Do not miss a word! But, are you missing some words or conversations? Do you have to ask family and friends to repeat themselves? Do you sit quietly by yourself or have you stopped going to parties and family gatherings? Have you dropped-out? If you answered Yes to only one of these questions, it is time to help your hearing. And you are not alone; nearly one of every ve Americans has some kind of hearing loss. Thats 36 million people! But not everyone seeks help for their hearing. The average wait before seeking help is seven to 10 years. Only one out of ve people who could bene t from using a hearing aid wears one. Does this describe you? Heres how to change: Take the rst step and get a hearing test from a quali ed Doctor of Audiology, an audiologist. An audiologist is a professional with a college education. Doctors of Audiology have seven to eight years of higher education covering all aspects of the human ears anatomy, physics of sound, types of hearing loss, ear disease, the e ects that loud Bernice Porter eld and Fr. John Tetlow of San Juan Del Rio Catholic ChurchHappy Birthday to Bernice Porter eldBy Contributing Writer Rita DowerDont miss the sounds of the season! Dr. Rosann Faullattendance to help her celebrate her upcoming birthday. Porter eld was born and raised in Jacksonville. In a time when women did not go to college, in 1934, she graduated from Florida State College for Women which later became known as Florida State University. She was married to Miller Porter eld and had three childrentwo sons and a daughter who died in 2010. She has six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Porter eld resides at Westminster Woods where she currently is a Sacristan for the Thursday weekly Catholic mass. She volunteers at Westminster as needed and belongs to a knitting group. She is still knitting hats and other items for our hospitals and also for Hospice. When asked how she feels about turning 100 years old, she said, I cant believe it, I feel 1/2 that age! Porter eld continued, I still have the same interests and desires, although my math isnt so good any more. All who know Bernice Porter eld agree: she is one remarkable lady. noise and certain drugs have on the human auditory system, tinnitus both cause and e ects, hearing aid circuitry, ampli cation systems, assistive listening systems, hearing aid t-coils, hearing aid blue-tooth systems and much more. Most importantly, they are skilled in how this information can be used to help improve your hearing and lifestyle. The professionals at Dr. Rosann W. Faull, LLC, Audiology and Hearing Aids Services have the education and experience to get you started, beginning with a video examination of your ear canals; if there is any debris or wax present you will see it! Then a diagnostic hearing test with a report will be sent to your physician. Finally if you need a hearing aid, there are choicesmore than one hearing aid manufacturer and many styles, including Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) and now Invisible-In-Canal (IIC). Digital hearing aids may be prescribed and t for your hearing ability and lifestyle. Make the important step to engage and enjoy the holiday season. Improve your hearing! Call 262-5550 and visit our website: www.drfaull.com. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine!Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the persons features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the persons face droops, its possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person cant answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away. In 1994, the National Family Caregivers Association began promoting the celebration of family caregivers during the week of Thanksgiving. President Clinton signed the rst presidential proclamation in 1997 and every president since has issued an annual proclamation appreciating family caregivers. As interest grew in family caregiving issues, Caregivers Week became National Family Caregivers Month. Day in and day out, more than 65 million family caregivers in this country ful ll a vital role on the care team. No one else is in a better position to ensure continuity of care. Family caregivers are the most familiar with their care recipients medicine regimen; November is National Caregivers Month they are the most knowledgeable about the treatment regimen; and they understand best the dietary and exercise regimen. NFCA coordinates National Family Caregivers Month as a time to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. Celebrating Family Caregivers during NFC month enables all of us to: Raise awareness of family caregiver issues Celebrate the e orts of family caregivers Educate family caregivers about self-identi cation Increase support for family caregivers For more information, please visit http://thefamilycaregiver.org.

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Page 4, Senior NewsLine November 2012 www.TheCreekline.com Im safe. I am protected by Alert1 24 hours a day.One touch of a button sends the help I need in event of a fall, medical emergency, re or home intrusion.For a FREE brochure call:1-888-721-7636 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard For the past 10 years, Kathryn Murphy, the owner of Comfort Keepers serving Jacksonville and the surrounding beaches, has dedicated herself to providing seniors and other area residents with exceptional in-home care services while establishing her company as one of the leading service providers of in-home care. Murphys company has served over 500 clients, allowing them to live independently and safely within their own homes and is proud to announce their 10-year anniversary. Murphy believes much of her success can be traced back to the mission of Comfort Keepers: to provide clients with the highest level of quality of life that is achievable. Because their caregivers, which they call Comfort Keepers, devote hours of their lives to help others, the families of her clients can live their lives with the peaceof-mind knowing that their loved ones are in the hands of compassionate and trustworthy individuals who have a genuine concern for others. All Comfort Keepers must pass a comprehensive hiring process including three interviews, local, state and national background screening including ngerprinting, blood and alcohol prescreen, driving standards as well as complete a two day orientation. Hired as employees, they are covered with workers compensation, professional and general liability insurance and are bonded with all employer taxes paid on their behalf. Murphys company has also been actively serving the community in a volunteer basis by collecting food for low income seniors through a program called Feed Seniors Now. It is part of a larger Comfort Keepers initiative that focuses on proper nutrition for seniors. To assist in this program, please call 2309220. We owe our success to the families of this community who initially made the decision to put their trust in Comfort Keepers to care for their loved ones, says Murphy. We are very proud of the growth and success that our organization has had over the years. Our hard work is truly paid o at the end of each day when we settle in at home knowing that our o ce has made a di erence in the lives of so many. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine! Novel bone conduction technology is now available in Jacksonville in a non-invasive device. Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center is beginning to o er the SoundBite Hearing System, an innovative approach to treating patients with single-sided deafness (SSD), a loss of hearing in one ear. SoundBite is the worlds rst removable and non-surgical hearing solution to use the well-established principle of bone conduction to impercepti-Company celebrates ten years of serving seniors Kathryn Murphy RN, MSN, Owner Ear surgeon to begin trials of SoundBite hearing systemon himself!bly transmit sound via the teeth to the inner ear. What is even more remarkable is that Dr. Glenn Knox, director of Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center, has selected himself as the rst patient to receive the device! SoundBite takes advantage of a persons natural teeth structures as the bone conductor to transfer sound vibrations to the inner ear. According to Dr. Knox, Bone conduction has long been recognized as one of the most e ective methods for bringing sound to patients with single-sided deafness. Using the SoundBite system, we can custom- t patients with a noninvasive, high-tech solution that does not require surgery, a permanent implant or a lengthy delay for the implant to take hold. Unlike bone-anchored hearing aids that use a surgical implant in the skull, SoundBite hearing system consists of two simple components. One piece is an easy to insert and remove In-The-Mouth (ITM) hearing device, which is custom-made to t around the upper, left or right back molar teeth. The other component is a small BehindThe-Ear (BTE) microphone unit that tucks behind and inside the impaired ear. SoundBite is nearly invisible when worn. No modi cations to the teeth are required. Both components are rechargeable. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine! addition to these items, cereal, co ee, tea and other drinks, toilet paper, soap and laundry are in short supply. Additionally, to share the joy of the holiday dinner, basic holiday dinner items such as boxed potatoes, canned fruit, turkey gravy, cream soups, green beans, black eyed peas, cake and mu n mixes are asked to be donated. Your donations will be passed on to a very grateful Christs Cupboard Community Food Bank at Celebration Lutheran Church on Roberts Road, which now has over 140 families registered to receive monthly help and to The Community of the Cenecale whose Our Lady of Hope Mission in St. Augustine serves men and women rebuilding their lives. The residents of the mission live 100 percent on Providence. Kathy Bravo, President of JCP CARES, told us she has a subdivision list ready to go and suggests that if you or your child want to participate in the food drive to email her at fkbravo@gmail.com. She says, Its a perfect way for students to get service hours and the more hands we have the easier the job will be. It is a national tradition to give thanks at this time of year and in the spirit of the Pilgrims it is also time to share our bountiful harvest with our neighbors. So please consider, as the holidays draw closer, taking a look at the weekly grocery store yers, taking advantage of Buy One Get One deals for the holidays and contributing two or more!JCP CARES Food Drive continued from Section A, page 1

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www.TheCreekline.com November 2012 Senior NewsLine, Page 5 Medical Alert for SeniorsMedical Alert Monitoring 24/7 Free Equipment Free Shipping Easy Setup Nationwide ServiceHELP AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON!Call Today:1-888-928-2870 Call today 904-388-4558www.,HomeHealthAuthority.comAvailable 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Oering hourly and 24-hour home care services.Home Health Authority is dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate, and affordable non-medical in-home care services to our clients. Available 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Offering hourly and 24-hour home care services. License # 299993967A Few Of Our Services Offered C C C C C C C C New Customers that Mention Ad, Receive First Two (2) Hours of Services Free. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is Jacksonvilles best choice for active, senior living. Residents quickly nd they enjoy life more fully now that theyre freed from the time and expense of home maintenance. They choose from a wide array of options in home styles, activities, dining, progressive tness and wellness programs. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek also provides a range of health care services, if ever needed. Nestled in 86 acres of lush, semi-tropical paradise on the arm of the St. Johns River, the community provides the best combination of a private, natural setting with the bigcity amenities of nearby Jacksonville and the quiet historic charm of St. Augustine. The communitys newly constructed Southwood Village homes are appointed with the nest amenities and have won top design honors from the National Home Buyers Association. Only four homes are left in this serene, gated setting neighborhood that features a clubhouse, pool and Looking for active retirement living? pond. In town, residents enjoy world-class restaurants, premier golf courses, outstanding museums, beautiful beaches, Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football games, top-name entertainment and more. At the community, residents choose from a full slate of activities that change every day many developed and led by the residents themselves. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek proudly o ers nancial incentives to retired ministers, missionaries, Christian educators, retired career military or surviving spouse as well as retired teachers, re ghters and police o cers. For many residents, the only question left is: Why did I wait so long? Call today for a personal tour and discover why a move to Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is the best move you can make! Please call 287-7300 or visit the community online at WestminsterRetirement.com. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Senior NewsLine! JCP CARES 2012 DONATIONS WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING ST. JOHNS COUNTY CHARITIESGIVING TREE LOCATIONS JULINGTON CREEKAtlantic Coast Bank Bartram Trail Branch Library BBVA Compass Bank Capelli Salon Champions Golf Club Great Clips JCP Recreational Facility Julington Creek Chiropractic May Management Oce Panache Salon & Spa. Pinch-a-Penny Publix on Racetrack Rd. Publix on SR 13 UPS Store SR 13 & Racetrack Vystar Bartram WalkMANDARINVystar San JosePONTE VEDRAPonte Vedra Branch Library BB&TST. AUGUSTINEBB&T Florida Capital Bank Southeast Branch Library Vystar210 AREA First Florida Credit Union Publix VystarANASTASIA ISLANDAnastasia Island Branch Library BB&THASTINGSHastings Branch Library PALENCIA SPONSORSGold Sponsor: May Management Silver Sponsor: The Creekline DROP OFF ITEMS TO GIVING TREE LOCATIONS BY DEC. 7thFOR MORE INFO CONTACT KATHY BRAVO AT KBRAVO@JCPCARES.ORG www.jcpcares.orgAlpha Omega Miracle Home Betty Grin House Big Brothers & Big Sisters Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine Camp I Am Special Career Navigators Program FCTI Celebration Lutheran Food Pantry Cenacle Community Community PedsCare (Pediatric Hospice) Council on Aging Trout Creek Department of Children & Family Services Dreams Come True EPIC Family Resource Center Good Samaritan Health Clinic Guardian Ad Litem H.A.W.K.E. Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education Healthy Families of St. Johns Hogans Harvest Home Again St. Johns Homeless Coalition Kids Bridge Life Services of St. Johns county O.U.R. Community Center, Hastings Pie in the Sky S.A.F.E. Saving Animals from Euthanasia SEA Community Center St. Augustine Wild Reserve St. Augustine Youth Services (S.A.Y.S.) St. Francis House St. Gerard Campus St. Johns County Homeless Student Program Wags & WhiskersBB&TBenefitting St. Johns County November is National Alzheimers Awareness Month. It is also National Family Caregiver Month. And the residents of St. Johns County know well the joys and the frustrations of providing long term care for loved ones whose lives have been touched by Alzheimers Disease, dementia or other forms of brain trauma. After all, there are almost 5,000 individuals in our county who are living with a diagnosis of one or more of these medical conditions. While this is a staggering statistic, the implications are even more sobering. What this means is that, for each of those 5,000 individuals, there are either loved ones or professional care team members serving as caregivers. Health care professionals agree that the job of caregiver is both rewarding and challenging. They also caution that it is almost impossible to provide Caregiver supportMore important now than everBy Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Agingoptimum care for a loved one if it means neglecting the health and wellness needs of the caregiver. The Council on Aging (COA) is making every e ort to ensure that caregivers in St. Johns County have access to professional advice and support and that skilled, compassionate care services are available to everyone dealing with the challenges of Alzheimers Disease, memory loss or brain trauma. Memory Enhancement Workshops are available at the Coastal Community Center, The Shores United Methodist Church and at Christ Church in Ponte Vedra Beach. The COA has also formed the Community CareGiving Program. Community Care-Giving is a collaboration with other agency partners that is designed to o er resources like free, con dential and oneon-one personal assessments; educational programs; lifestyle tips and coping techniques, and caregiver support and guidance. Caregiver support groups are o ered free of charge at three convenient locations and provide an excellent source of information and encouragement. Support groups meet at the following locations: Coastal Community Center, 180 Marine Street, River House, 179 Marine Street and The Players Community Senior Center, 175 Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra Beach. The Council on Aging has also scheduled free memory screenings at THE PLAYERS Community Senior Center on Tuesday, November 13 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and at the Coastal Community Center on Wednesday, November 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. These screenings are simple and safe and are given by a healthcare professional in a private setting with only the client and screener present. The screening questions are designed to test memory, language skills, thinking ability and a variety of other functions. Other screening tools include the GPCOG, MINI-COG and MIS. The results will be reviewed con dentially with the individual and referrals suggested, if applicable. No appointment is necessary. Please call the Council on Aging at 209-3700 for more information on any of the above programs or to learn about volunteer opportunities. And remember to visit our website at www.coasjc.com.

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Led by a fellowship-trained geriatrician and sta ed by a multidisciplinary gerontology-trained team, AgeWell Center for Senior Health is an outpatient clinic of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville o ering a comprehensive approach to geriatric healthcare that is unique to our region. Baptist Health has a longstanding commitment to helping people in our community maintain their quality of life as they age, says Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health. In 2011, we deepened this commitment by forming Baptist AgeWell Institute, which integrates research, education, clinical care and social services into a holistic program, followed by the opening of AgeWell Emergency Care for our elderly ER patients. The opening of AgeWell Center for Senior Health is the next signi cant step in transforming the way our community cares for older adults. Located on the rst oor of the Baptist/Aetna building on Prudential Drive, AgeWell Center for Senior Health is designed to serve individuals 65 and older who are experiencing complex issues a ecting their daily activities. Common issues include: Decline in function or ability to care for oneself Falls, unsteady balance, muscle weakness Multiple ER visits or unplanned hospitalizations in the past year Incontinence Poor appetite, weight loss Memory loss, dementia Depression, anxiety Diagnosis of multiple diseases or conditions Multiple prescribed medications Clinical care at AgeWell Center is led by Marisol Lance, DO, a fellowship-trained geriatrician who recently moved to Jacksonville from Birmingham, Alabama where she was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care. I have made it my mission to improve the health and wellbeing of older persons, said Dr. Lance. I am very excited to be here in Jacksonville leading the healthcare team that will positively impact the lives of seniors in Northeast Florida Center is dedicated to helping older adults stay healthy and independentthrough the work of Baptist AgeWell Center. Patients of AgeWell Center for Senior Health receive a comprehensive geriatric assessment of the physical, emotional, social and home environmental factors that might be a ecting their health and wellbeing. Based on the ndings of the geriatric assessment, an integrated care plan is developed and a care coordinator, who is a quali ed social worker, works with the patient, family, primary care physician and the rest of the multidisciplinary team to implement the plan. Other members of the patients care team may include a clinical pharmacist, mental health provider, rehabilitation therapists, dietitian and clinical nurse specialist. The AgeWell Center o ers specialized services for bladder health, memory disorders, behavioral health, pharmacy therapy management, diabetes and senior rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including balance issues. The center also o ers practical support to the patients caregiver or family member and connects the patient and family to any needed social services within the community. The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@rtpublishinginc.comWhat a catch! Its the Trout Creek Craft Fair. Dont let this one get away! The annual Trout Creek Craft Fair is your chance for one-stop-shopping with real holiday air. Join us on November 14 and 16 and again on December 5 and 7 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Trout Creek Park Pavilion, located at 6795 Collier Road in Orangedale for this one-of-a-kind event, featuring hand-crafted items like jewelry, oral arrangements, handbags, photography and penciled drawings...even a doll with hand-crocheted clothing! Celebrate the holidays, bring your gift list and support the crafters at COAs Trout Creek Park Pavilion! Please call Judy at 522-1611 for all the details. Trout Creek Troubadours! Hands are clappin and toes Trout Creek NewsBy Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Agingare tappin whenever the Trout Creek Troubadours take the stage every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Trout Creek Park Pavilion. Please call Judy at 522-1611 for all the details. Mark your calendars for Friday, November 2 at 11:00 a.m. for the Sons of the Beaches Barbershop Style Harmony. You wont get a shave or a haircut, but you will feel like youve traveled back in time...theres nothing like old-style harmony from the Sons of the Beaches. Its all happening at the Trout Creek Park Pavilion. Volunteers needed at Trout Creek! Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver Meals on Trout Creek news cont. on pg 7of the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life drives, letting the audience know how important the event is right here in our neighborhood. The Bartram Trail Relay for Life is one of 329 Relay for Life events in Florida, yet has the distinct recognition as being ranked 14th in the entire state. Last year the local event raised close to $200,000. She next requested that everyone pull out their light sticks and asked, If you have ever been told you have cancer, break your stick. A majority did and the lights began to shine. She followed by asking, If you know a parent, child, sibling, friend, neighbor or co-worker who has been told they have cancer, break your stick. Before she could go through the list every stick was broken and the room twinkled with little glows of light. It was quite a moving moment when everyone realized just how this demon of cancer reaches everyone. Relay for Life is often referred to as one day, one night, one community, one ght. It is the culminating event of the ACS fundraising year wherein all of the teams come together to honor those who have ever heard the words, You have cancer. It is a giant festival with tons of food, music and activities and the whole community is invited. This years Relay will be held at the Bartram Trail High School eld and track on May 4, 2013. If you are interested in forming or joining a team or just being a part of the Bartram Trail Relay for Life, please contact Becky Kimball at greglbeckyl@bellsouth.net or 254-7325. After all, tomorrow it could be you who might hears those words, Youve got cancer. Lets all help chase these demons and ghouls away. Marianne Quigg, entertainment chairRelay for Life cont. from Section A, pg. 1

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www.TheCreekline.com November 2012 Senior NewsLine, Page 7 Dealing with dementia ? Need solutions ? Call Satori Pathway 904-732-4545 www.satoripathway.org With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period quickly approaching (October 15 through December 7), now is a good time for seniors to review their current health care and prescription drug coverage. ElderSource is a local resource for information and assistance to help seniors through this important period in Medicare. The Department of Elder A airs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program, in partnership with ElderSource, is reminding Florida Medicare bene ciaries to carefully evaluate their health care needs and seek assistance as needed to prepare for the Medicare Annual Election Period. With so many options among Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans, which vary by location, it is important for seniors to understand what options are available to them. Medicare bene ciaries who have questions or concerns about the upcoming Medicare Annual Enrollment Period have a place to turn and get objective help comparing plans. Specially trained SHINE volunteer counselors provide free information and assistance at several locations throughout Duval and St. Johns counties. To make an appointment, call the Elder HelpLine toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-9635337) and ask to be connected with a SHINE counselor. Individuals interested in getting help comparing plans should be ready to go to their counseling appointment with important information about their health and prescription drug coverage. To provide the best assistance, SHINE volunteers will need a list of medications the individual takes, a list of providers he or she wants to use (e.g., doctor or pharmacy), and any notices from an existing plan (i.e., Annual Notice of Change), Social Security or Medicare about changes to costs and coverage for next year. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder A airs, operated locally through the Elder Source in Jacksonville, FL. SHINE provides free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling. For more information or to learn how you can volunteer, please call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-9635337) or visit www.FloridaSHINE.org. On Monday evening, October 15, River Garden Senior Services hosted more than 300 guests for an incredible evening to participate in the o cial dedication of the agencys new addition and updated space. Members from throughout the Jacksonville community came out to help River Garden celebrate this milestone in the agencys history. Guests included leaders from the Jewish community and well as from the larger Jacksonville community including City Councilman Matt Schellenberg and representatives from Baptist Health, Florida Blue, SunTrust Bank, Community Hospice, Haven Hospice and Aetna Health. Donors, board members, residents and family members enjoyed cocktails and hors doeuvres as they toured the new and refurbished facilities. One guest commented, The Home never looked more stunning, while another said, My mother lives upstairs and she is happier and healthier than shes been in a long time. As part of the event, Linda and David Stein were recognized for their $1 million lead gift to the River Garden capital campaign in a red ribbon cutting ceremony of the new 10,000 square foot David A. Stein and Family Center. The space was dedicated in memory of his grandmother Rose, a founding mother of River Garden. The addition is home to the Frisch Family Adult Day Care and Activities Pavilion and the Bernard and Alice Selevan Therapy Pavilion. The new space has the capacity to enable both the therapy center and the adult day care program to triple the number of clients served and increases River Gardens outreach into home and community based programs and services. The renovations of the existing space include the Trager/Peltz Admissions and Home Health Pavilion, the Parker and Wilf Dining Pavilion and the DuBow Pharmacy, as well as the Sloat Memory Care Pavilion. The refurbishment of the entire building is still in process. The evening was also an opportunity to thank all donors who have contributed to River Gardens capital campaign over the past 18 months. Campaign chairs Susan DuBow and Sandy Zimmerman, along with honorary chairs David and Linda Stein, were applauded. River Garden credits the entire community for the success of the campaign. We are very grateful to each and every donor, but we could not have SHINE volunteers help navigate Medicare year-roundRiver Garden celebrates the future Capital campaign co-chairs Sandy Zimmerman and Susan DuBow with honorary chairs Linda and David Stein.done it without the leadership of our chairs and Visionary donors that got the campaign o to a running start, remarked Martin Goetz, CEO of River Garden. While touring the building one donor remarked This is where my donation went I am thrilled to be a part of this place. After hearing about the expansion of outpatient and home health services that River Garden is now able to provide to the community as a result of the addition and refurbishment, another donor remarked, This organization really has its act together. Join us as we continue on this journey to keep building a strong agency that is recognized nationally as one of the leading senior service agencies. It is not too late to add your name to the growing list of donors to the capital campaign. To schedule a tour please contact Kathy Osterer, director of development or Beth Wolpo capital campaign coordinator at 260-1818. Wheels to homebound seniors on alternate Wednesday morn-Trout Creek news cont. from pg 6 From your friends atThe CreekLine Thursday, November 22ings in the Route 13 South (WGV) area. The time commitment is two to three hours. Volunteers are also needed on Monday mornings to help make co ee and set up tables and chairs and on Friday afternoons to help with Bingo and put away tables and chairs. To volunteer or for more information, please call Ginny Draper at 209-3686 or e-mail gdraper@ stjohnscoa.com. November 11

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