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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 ReportsPage 7 Your Vote Counts! Page 8 DCE archaeology Page 11 Community education Page 13 Students sel ess act Page 15 BTHS Happenings Page 16 Crochet group Page 18 SPMS honors veteransPage 20 HCE food & coat drive Page 22 Mill Creek fall carnivalPage 24 Boy Scout Troop 280 Page 28 Creeks Clash U11 girls Page 29 Faith News Page 31 CHS Sports Page 33 Gardening Page 36 Fishing Report Page 37 West Point cadets Page 38 Nease Band at State Volume 12, Issue 12 December 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 On November 25, the winners of the second annual Patriotic Essay and Poster Contest, held by the Knights of Columbus Ave Maria Assembly, hosted the residents of Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home for a cake and punch party. This has become a much anticipated event by the residents of the home. The students from San Juan Del Rio Catholic School not only participate in the contest held in honor of Veterans Day, but get the honor of sharing their thoughtful work with those who have served. When the activity was The seniors annually kick o their school year by participating in the Greater Jacksonville Fairs Art Exhibit. This year their Project Runway dress design challenge was to construct a wearable garment out of co ee lters. Their challenge was handed out to them prior to their summer break and some teams utilized their down time to design and begin their show stopping dresses. Seven garments were completed by teams of students from the Level 4 Class and were ready to be shown and compete Hello World! Aloha! Osi-yo! Ol! Bonjour! Hola! Hallo! Hei! Jej! Ciao! Guten Tag! Zdracvstvuite! Shalom! Sawubona! Jambo! Namast! Konnichiwa! Julington Creek Elementary School celebrated Where are We All From?? JCEs sixth annual Multicultural Event. Music teacher Kathe Isabelle, art teacher Linda McAnarney, kindergarten teacher Marie Woodard, Julington Creek sta and PTO representatives Linda Piscatella, Suzanne Clark and Brenda Padilla combined e orts to continue this success-Julington Creek celebrates worlds culturesContributed by Ingrid Jones, JCE Enjoying the festivities were students Eduardo Clark and Brendan Padilla.ful annual occasion. This was an opportunity for families to meet new friends and get reacquainted with their Julington Creek family. The evening program was lled with international singing, dancing and presentations in the cafetorium. The hallways of Julington Creek Elementary School were lined with colorful student posters representing the students ethnic backgrounds. Posters were made primarily by fth graders and they were Essay and poster contest winners share with veterans at special partyBy Karl Kennellannounced over the homes public announcement system the residents wheeled out of their rooms en masse and made their way to the caf. This year the response was so great that residents over owed into the hall outside of the room. Each winner was announced to the gathered residents by Ashleigh Bradley, seventh and eighth grade language arts teacher at the school. Braving their shy nature, each student approached the front of the room to read their winning essay or describe their winning poster. The contest is divided into four groupings. For the lower grades the subject of their posters was Honoring Our Veterans. Poster Division One included posters from grades one and two. The winners were: rst place, Isabella Lanza; second place, Lily Lupinski; and third place, Samantha Criscuolo. Poster Division Two were from grades three and four. The winners were: rst place, Dominic Bucca and second place, Nicholas Bradley. The upper grades were tasked with writing essays on the subject How can we recognize our veterans for their service and sacri ces. The Division One winning essay was by Matthew Bradley. In Essay Division Two, grades seven and eight, the winners were: rst place, Connor Dailey; second place Jackie Knaler; and third place, Annalise Fiore. The students really put their hearts into their work. Second place winner Jackie Knaler expressed a special reality in her entry, You might see the retirement home as a place for elders to spend the rest of their life in, but for me, it reminds me of a history book Winners visit veterans cont. on pg. 22Bartram Trails Fashion Academy seniors have a very busy fallBy Donna Keathley Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call us at 904-287-4913 or email at LG@rtpublishinginc.com to reserve an ad today!in the fairs activities. The nished products went from long to short to angler in length and the bust lines were all over the page with strapless, halter and spaghetti styles utilized. The Interior Design students o ered to design the booth to add a touch of professionalism to the presentation. They spent the Monday prior to the fair opening placing the girls and getting them properly numbered and ready for the competition and show. They even installed a Hollywood-style Red Carpet for a fun, appealing look to the presentation of the dresses. The competition between the teams was tough, as cash prizes are supplied by funds from the fair. Hours upon hours were spent cutting, curling and BTHS Fashion Academy cont. on pg. 35 JCE multi-cultural day cont. on pg. 5

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www.thecreekline.com December 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. State Representative Ronald Doc Renuart, chair of the St. Johns County Legislative Delegation, announced the meeting date for the St. Johns County Legislative Delegation. An organizational meeting and general legislative public hearing will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the St. Johns County Commission Chambers located at 500 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine. The purpose of the meeting is to elect a chair and vice chair of the St. Johns County Delegation and take public testimony on legislative issues, appropriations and local bills. St. Johns County Delegation meetings are open to the public. Ruby Tuesdays at the Avenues Mall is giving back 20 percent to the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life of Bartram Trail. So, if you planned on having dinner out on December 17 or 18 before, during or after Christmas shopping, give an extra Christmas gift without giving extra, just bring this article to Ruby Tuesdays at the Avenues and give a gift of A World With More Birthdays! Relay for Life of Bartram Trail is set for May 4 and 5 at BTHS. For more information, please visit www.bartramrelay.com or contact Becky Kimball at 2547325. Merry Christmas! Cold weather is upon us, but many elder residents are without adequate heat. The Council on Agings Care Connection department is requesting donations of either new heaters or a nancial gift that would allow us to purchase new heaters. There are elders on a waiting list already! Please call COAs Care Connection coordinator, Michael Large at 2093649. Please come out and support the Nease Indoor Percussion Ensemble at Moes on Southside Boulevard (in front of Best Buy) on Saturday, December 16 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. as they begin their fundraising e orts to travel to Dayton, Ohio in April for the WGI Percussion World Championships. Percussion members will be working inside Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call us at 904-886-4919 or email at lg@rtpublishinginc.com to reserve an ad today! the restaurant and performing some of their cadences in the parking area for customers. All patrons who visit Moes for lunch and mention Nease HS will help these kids raise funds as a percentage of all sales will be donated to the group. 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. Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors on alternate Wednesday mornings in the Route 13 South (WGV) area. The time commitment is two Whats New cont. on page 4Copies of online coupon are not accepted

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Page 4, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com By Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 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 Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value ThePerfectPackage! Luxury Bus Service To and from the Times-Union Center, leaving from St. Johns and Mandarin.Pre-concert DinnerPrix Fixe Dinner at Omni, Bistro Aix or River City Brewing Co. Premium Concert Seats $75 per person with dinner Tax and gratuity included.Bus Pick Up: Winn-Dixie at CR 210 and I-95 Food Lion at 13 and Racetrack Rd. San Jose and Marbon Rd. JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRALuxury Bus to theSymphony For information call 904.356.0426 JaxSymphony.org I LOVE A PIANO IISat., Jan. 19, 2013AMADEUSSun., Mar. 3, 2013 (Matinee)NEIL SEDAKASat., Apr. 13, 2013Weve made it easy.Ideal packages for that special night.Makes a great gift!Bring your group or organization.One simple call and we take care of the rest. Celebrate a special occasion with aHotel Getaway Package .Join the Conversation Follow @jaxsymphony Also AvailableThe Hotel Getaway Package!Hotel/Concert Packages For 2 From $169! 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 at the Trout Creek Senior Center. To volunteer or for more information, please call Ginny Draper at 209-3686 or email gdraper@stjohnscoa.com. 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. 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. Every year, many members of our community o er to help a senior in need at Christmastime. In an e ort to provide the best possible service to our community elders every day of the year, the Council on Aging would like to propose Christmas throughout the Year. Christmas throughout the Year includes a fund that is available all year long! By making a donation to this fund, you could sponsor a senior for meals on wheels, in home health services, therapeutic adult day care at Sunshine Center or any of the many needs that arise for an older person so many times throughout the year. Now you can play Santa all year long! Call Becky at 209-3685 to learn how. Habitat for Humanity of St. Augustine/St. Johns County is in desperate need of volunteers to help on the construction site each Friday. The organization is also in need of assistance in the Habitat o ce, on a committee and on the build sites on periodic Saturdays. No skill is necessary. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to participate. If interested, please contact Candy Radford at 8263252, ext. 2006 or at cradford@ habitatstjohns.org. 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. 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 o ers free tobacco cessation classes! The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and provide a free workbook as well as free nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge and gum) to assist tobacco users in their quit attempt. Please call us today at 482-0189 to register for one of our upcoming Quit Smoking Now classes in St. Johns County. You will be glad you did! On November 20, 2012, your Board of County Commissioners changed once again as Rachael Bennett and Bill McClure joined me as we raised our right hand to take the oath of o ce administered by Judge Michael Traynor: I do solemnly swear that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States and of the State of Florida; that I am duly quali ed to hold o ce under the Constitution of the State, and that I will well and faithfully perform the duties of County Commission which I am now about to enter, so help me God. We then joined Commissioners Sanchez and Morris and for the rst time in months we were back to a full ve-member board. Our challenges for the next four years include focusing on job growth and a stronger local economy; improved transparency and accountability to our citizens and keeping up with roads and facilities to support our growing county. I am writing this at Thanksgiving and I am indeed thankful for all who have contributed to make sure St. Johns County is a great place to live and work by investing their time, talent and treasure in St. Johns County. I am grateful that we are the state headquarters for the National Guards and for the pioneers and families who have called St. Johns County and Northeast Florida home for generations. It is an honor to serve this county. St. Johns County holds a special place in the hearts of our residents, visitors and Floridians throughout the state. I have now served alongside 15 di erent county commissioners, three county administrators and two county attorneys in just eight years. I am grateful for them and the public servants who answer our calls for help, who make sure the water works when we turn the faucet, that our garbage is hauled and our toilets ush. For the judges who enforce our laws, the mediators who solve disputes and the election workers who make sure every vote counts and the teachers who help our children master algebra and learn to read. We are truly blessed to live in one of the best places to live, work and raise a family. Thank you for your trust in allowing me to serve you. Please do not hesitate to call if I can be of assistance. The board and I count on your input to make sound decisions and I look forward to hearing from you. Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah! Feliz Navidad!Whats New cont. from page 1 Whats New cont. on page 6 The CreekLine For more information on advertising: Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com For more information on advertising: Linda Gay 904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com From the Commissioners Desk

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, Chariman, St. Johns County School Board Dog Days & Cat Naps Loving Pet Care since 2000!904-315-7531 Looking for a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker? www.DogDaysCatNaps.com Florida Crane & Tree Rodney Willis, Owner Teeth enamel discoloration can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to your teeth. Some of the more common causes of teeth discoloration are red wine, coffee, tea, sodas or cigarettes. Teeth whitening can be used to correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the yellow and brown staining that builds up over the years. Teeth whitening is an easy solution with lasting results and minimal steps. The dentist creates a custom mouth tray for the patient before the patient embarks on the teeth whitening regimen at home. The custom tray is a critical component of the treatment. It ensures that the correct amount of whitening solution is used ant that the patients teeth are properly exposed to the whitening solution, without causing damage to the gums. A home whitening session can last for a few hours or you may keep the tray in overnight, it all depends on level of whitening the patient desires. Many patients have their teeth whitened to improve their appearance. Whiter teeth are associated with a youthful and healthier lifestyle. When patients have a brighter smile, they tend to smile more often and are less self-conscious. In addition, a whiter smile tends to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles, giving a way to a younger and energetic look. A whiter smile gives patients a friendlier appearance and a focus for all to look at. Have a beautiful smile for the holidays !! Call the ofce for our holiday whitening specials for you or a loved one, its a great gift for the holidays.Brighten Your Smile for the Holidays287-0033 www.garidental.com Ask the senior citizen who lives alone on a limited income and receives a visit from a caring volunteer each day with a home cooked meal. They are nourished, not only by the delicious food, but by the companionship these volunteers bring. Ask parents who are able to work because their children attend a licensed child-care center where a school readiness curriculum helps prepare their youngster for a lifetime of educational success. Ask the mom and dad who observe their kids thriving and learning leadership, citizenship, and character building skills through after school, weekend and summer programs. Ask the rape victim who is given guidance and emotional support or the battered mother who truly gets another chance at life, not only for herself, but for her children. Ask the person who was successful at breaking out of the grip of drug or alcohol dependency. Ask the unwed pregnant teenager who has a safe place to live, medical care and good nutrition while obtaining her high school diploma. Ask the unemployed adult who received dental care and can now apply for a job with a smile and con dence. Ask the parent who can nally read bedtime stories to their children because of volunteer reading tutors. The United Way of St. Johns County o cially launched this years campaign on August 27, 2012. Our goal is to surpass the $1,286,000 raised in the previous years campaign. Since The United Way does not receive government funding or tax dollars, we depend on your contributions. The dollars we raise come from our generous residents, businesses, employee groups and special events in St. Johns County. The dollars come from people like you. We are pleased that we are already 50 percent to our goal! But our work is far from done and we need your help. So, we ask you for your support or your continued support. If you can give to our fundraising campaign, wed be thankful. If you commute to work outside of our county where a United Way employee campaign is o ered and you mark on your pledge card, Designate to United Way of St. Johns County, wed be thankful. Call 829-9721 or visit our website at www. rstcoastunitedway.org to donate and for information about our United Way, the agencies and other helpful information. Thank you for supporting the United Way. Our school district recently announced plans to build two new K-8 schools that will open in 2014. Both schools are being constructed to deal with large numbers of new residents and students in their service areas. One school will be built in the Durbin Crossing development of regional impact and the second will be located in the Nocatee area. In order to nance the schools, the School Board will issue certi cates of participation in January. This nancing vehicle, which consists of the selling of bonds, will allow us to build both schools at once, thus realizing savings on rising construction costs. With the issuance of these bonds, our district will be almost at the cap of our borrowing capacity. State law requires that we bond no more than 75 percent of our annual revenue. We have bonds that will retire in the next few years that will open up additional borrowing capacity. Until that time, these will be the last schools that we will be able to build. The reason that we need to borrow money for these schools is the condition of our capital budget, the money that is used for new construction and maintenance of our existing facilities. The Legislature reduced the historical 2.0 mils that school districts could levy for school construction to 1.5 mils. This reduction, coupled with the dramatic fall of housing values, greatly impacted the amount of money that is realized from the capital levy. Consequently, our capital budget has been reduced by $40 million over the last ve years. Also impacting capital woes is the growth of charter schools and the push by the Legislature to provide money for their construction from the revenue realized by traditional public schools. Public Education Capital Outlay dollars, funded by a tax on telephone bills, have dropped to historic lows because of the shift from home telephones to cell phones only. The small funding that is left has been given fully to charter schools for the last two years. In the coming months, our School Board will be searching for solutions to our capital requirements. Not only do we continue to need new schools (our district is the fastest growing in the state), but we also must consider funding to maintain our current facilities. If we allow our schools to deteriorate, it is much more costly to renovate and repair them than if we keep up with preventative maintenance as we go along. To that end, we have created a link on our website for the public to contribute its suggestions for improving the nancial position of our capital budget. If you have suggestions for us, please go to our homepage, www. stjohns.k12. .us, to access the link. We recently received word that our high schools have been included on the College Board AP District Honor Roll. Just 539 districts in 44 states have been recognized for both increasing the numbers of students who are taking Advanced Placement tests and for increasing the numbers of students who make at least a three (out of ve) on the exam, the score that entitles them to college credit. I am especially pleased with this distinction because we encourage our students to take Advanced Placement courses, including students who may face challenges in their lives that would reduce their chances for success on the exams. Increasing the numbers of students taking the courses while also increasing the numbers of tests being passed indicate excellent work by our teachers, who focus on the success of each of their students. Our School Board welcomed a new member at our annual reorganization meeting on November 20. Carla Wright, who has served on our board for 11 years, retired this year. Patrick Canan successfully ran for her open seat. He is a St. Augustine attorney who has been active in our school district for several years, currently serving on the Core Planning Team for our most recent strategic plan. Our board is happy to welcome Patrick to our work. We will be participating in training to help us meld together as an e ective team in coming weeks. 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.Why is the United Way important to St. Johns County?By Contributing Writers Jeff and Terri Kamm, United Way vice presidents and campaign co-chairsjudged by a juried panel. All grades were represented in this school-wide event. Following the cultural presentations, food samples from around the world were enjoyed by Julington Creek families and friends. In addition to the presentations and food, there was a wide variety of arts and crafts for the school community to enjoy. Wed like to recognize the following wonderful business partners for their contributions to make this evening such a success as well. They are: Moes, Bonos, Don Juans, Chipotle, Publix and the Red Elephant. Special thanks to Mrs. Glover for the decorative world balloons that decorated the stage.JCE multi-cultural day cont. from page 1 Merry Christmasfrom your friends at The CreekLine! The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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Page 6, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff 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 Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year! 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 Buy A Business John SerbCertied Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Condential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation Licensed and Insured State Certied Pool Contractor Lic. # CPC1456905 & CPC1458125 904-449-2055Visit our web-site for more Information & Photos. 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, December 18 and Thursday, December 27 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 827-6960. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stayat-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Mothers with children of all ages are welcome. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead. These business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. 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. 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 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 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. 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.We are coming up on one of the most festive times of the year for families with the celebration of several holidays. During this time, many youngsters receive motorized gifts and then dont know where they can be driven. We in law enforcement receive many inquiries on where a child can drive a motorized scooter, 4-wheeler or a mini-bike. The main thing for parents to be made aware of is where that child can ride. It is simple: on private property only. Any child under legal driving age is not permitted to drive any vehicle with an engine of any kind on county or state roads. Please keep this in mind when purchasing a motorized toy vehicle for a youngster this time of year. Lets take a look at ATVs and some important guidelines involving them. Remember that ATVs are very powerful and potentially dangerous vehicles. They can travel at speeds of over 60 mph and can weigh over 700 pounds. They can easily roll and tip over and are very unpredictable in o -road conditions. All riders should always wear a helmet when riding an ATV. According to ATVSafety.gov, about one-third of ATV-related deaths and injuries involve children. Anyone younger than 16 years of age should never be on an adult ATV. Remember to stay o paved roads and avoid unfamiliar terrain. Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV and never drive an ATV while under the in uence of alcohol or drugs. Now on to another subject. At this time of year, when most people are lled with goodwill, there are criminals who relish taking advantage of it. Crime statistics always rise during the holiday season and I wish to pass along a few tips to help you avoid becoming a victim. Business experts tell us that again this year the number of people who shop online for gifts will increase dramatically and therefore so do the opportunities for those who use new technology to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. The cyber-crimes that become more popular during the holiday shopping season include fraudulent auction sites, resale of stolen or counterfeit gift cards and reshipping merchandise purchased with stolen credit cards. One of the most common internet scams involves using an auction site or classi ed pages to advertise an item at a bargain price. If you place an order the crook will charge your legitimate credit card for the order then use a separate stolen credit card to purchase the product and have it shipped. This could make you liable for receiving stolen goods. I recommend if you wish to purchase a gift through an auction or classi ed site, insist on paying with a reputable third party payment service. That way your credit card number and personal information is not shared with the seller. Most of you already know the safety tips for traditional retail shopping: Take your purchases to your vehicle frequently and lock them in the trunk or out-ofsite. Carry purses with the strap going over one shoulder and the purse against your body on the opposite side. Carry billfolds in a side pants pocket. Pay by credit card or check if at all possible. If you must use an ATM always shield the keypad when entering your PIN and put cash away promptly in your purse or wallet. Home burglaries are more common during the holidays and sadly the thieves target the gifts under the tree. If you are going to be away from home, leave some lights on and a radio or television to make it appear and sound as if someone is home. After the celebration do not put the boxes of expensive gifts out for street garbage pickup without rst breaking them down and folding them so only plain cardboard shows so they dont become an unintended billboard for what you have in your home. Whether you will be celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or a holiday of another faith, on behalf of all of us at the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce I wish you a merry, happy, joyous and safe celebration and best wishes for the New Year. For any issue regarding law enforcement and/or public safety you can always contact me by email at dshoar@sjso.org.Whats New cont. from page 4Toy vehicle safety tips and holiday crime prevention The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine!

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 7 Please join us for Holiday Worship Services ALL are WelcomeMandarin Location 6595 Columbia Park Court 32258Christmas Eve Services, Saturday, December 24 at 4:00 and 6:00 pm Christmas Day Service Sunday, December 25 at 10:00 amBaymeadows Location 7860 Southside Blvd 32256Christmas Eve Services, Saturday, December 24 at 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 pm Christmas Day Service, Sunday, December 25 at 11:00 am Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church Did you know that the St. Augustine Nights of Lights received one of the top awards given by the National Geographic? Yes, in December of 2011 the honor was announced that the St. Augustine event was one of the 10 best locations in the world to see holiday lights! Wow! This year the Nights of Lights will begin its 19th season. During the Nights of Lights, which runs through January 31, the city is adorned with three million tiny lights. Views of the Lightner Museum with its arches illuminated and The Plaza de la Constitution full of carolers is something we locals take for granted, but make it a point to take it in this year! I have been told the best way to view the lights is by taking a tour of the town via the Holly Jolly Trolley. The driver gives everyone a pair of 3-D glasses which make the lights look like little stars; it seems that the drivers really get into the season as they serve as the leader of a singa-long of Christmas carols! I have heard that you are allowed to take hors doeuvres to serve on the trolley for a great holiday party thing to do. What fun! A newby on the holiday tour is taking place in Vilano Beachs Town Center; its the Dressing of the Palms event. The Vilano Beach Main Street and the North Shores Improvement Associations invited locals to participate in this inaugural celebration of the holidays. For a small entry fee, residents adopted a palm to decorate; over 200 trees were taken for this rst event. Themes are given to each decorated palm like Frosty the Snowman. This is a must see for our family; it runs through January 31, so we sure wont miss it! Seriously, a must hear event of the year is the concert by the St. Augustine Community Chorus. This takes place at the Cathedral Basilica (whose architect also designed New York Citys St. Patricks Cathedral). This is the 65th year of the tradition and this is the rst concert that the group has performed in the Basilica. The chorus is under the direction of Dr. Ted Matthews and this years program is titled Christmas Re ections. Musical selections from The Messiah and other seasonal music will be performed by the members of the chorus. The group will be joined by the Saint Augustine Childrens Chorus. The performance dates are December 15 and 16; Saturdays time is 8:00 p.m. and Sundays performance is at 2:00 p.m. Ticket information may be obtained by going to their website, www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org. Add all the above together with an afternoon of strolling down St. George Street and stopping somewhere for a cappuccino and Walla! A vacation day just steps away from your own home! Merry Christmas!The 2012 General Election is now history and I know we are all glad the election is behind us. When the polls opened on November 6, election morning at 7:00 a.m., 49 percent of St. Johns County voters had already cast ballots in the election,017 by absentee ballot and 52,569 early voted. Another 39,611 voters went to the polls to cast their ballots on election day. We had good voter turnout, 75.6 percent countywide. Precinct 109 had the highest voter turnout in NW St. Johns County with 83 percent. Precinct 105 had the second highest voter turnout with 81.8 percent participating in the election. Statistics for turnout are now available on our website www.votesjc.com. Check and see how your precinct turned out. Our precinct summary voter turnout analysis includes the number who voted at the polls, absentee voted and voted early. Look under Election Results. The busiest early voting site in the county was the Julington Creek Annex. Over 14,900 voters were processed through the small facility during the eight days of early voting. I know at times the lines were long and parking was almost impossible, but I must give credit and special thanks to the poll workers who diligently worked to process voters as quickly as possible. Each and every one of the workers did a fantastic job during these long days and strenuous conditions. Job well done! I do expect election law changes in the upcoming year. I would like to see some changes regarding early voting to allow Supervisors exibility on choosing early voting locations. Supervisors need to be able to select facilities in areas to adequately accommodate the large number of voters who The Lifestyle Gurucelebrates an award-winning holiday!By Joy Hartley 2011 Christmas concert. Photograph courtesy of Beatrice Godwin. By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, St. Johns County Supervisor of ElectionsYour Vote Counts!participate in early voting. I also hope to see some limitation placed on the length of the ballot and number of amendments which can be placed on the ballot in any election. Ballot language also should be addressed to make the amendments shorter and easier to read and understand. Thank you to all who participated in the election process and the selection of our governmental representatives for the next four years. As our newly elected o cials begin taking o ce, we wish them all the best. With my warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a peaceful new year. Lunar PhasesNew: December 13First Quarter: December 20Full: December 28 Last Quarter: January 7

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Page 8, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com Now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Financial assistance and the new LIFT tuition grant are available. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 904-268-4200 ext. 147. Its not about taking our tour. Its where our tour takes you. Theres no greater feeling than exploring the Martin J Gottlieb Day School for yourself and knowing youve found the perfect home for your child. Join us for an upcoming open house and see what we mean. 9:42 am. Discovering a 5,000-year-old tradition with an app created last week. Open house December 6 and 13 at 7:00 pm. 904-765-2020 www .clayeye.com Orange Park: 2023 Professional Ctr Dr. Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-2020 Mandarin: 11790 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-765-2020 Fleming Island: 1615 CR Rd 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Three convenient locations to serve you! hil & Macula Family Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certied Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D.Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 On November 15, the fourth grade students of Durbin Creek Elementary school learned that archaeology is not just getting dirty digging holes. Amber Gra t-Weiss, outreach coordinator for Florida Public Archaeology Network, visited the school and spent her morning talking individually to each fourth grade class about what archaeology is about and how it relates to our area of Florida. The mission of Florida Public Archaeology Network is to promote and facilitate the stewardship, public appreciation and value of Floridas archaeological heritage through regional centers, partnerships and community engagement. As for community engagement, Gra t-Weiss described the reason for visit: Fourth grade classes are ideal for this introduction to archaeology, because these students are at an age in which they can start to process the ideas and principals of archaeology. Concepts like stratigraphy and superposition are explained; in other words, The stu on the bottom is older, with exceptions due to di erent human activity of course. To the delight of the students and to help illustrate these processes and ideas, Gra t-Weiss brought peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Each sandwich represented a potential dig. She described a typical dig explaining how a site is chosen, including how it is mapped out and how test holes are rst dug. Each test hole is the same size and depth and only after discovering potential for artifacts is the hole expanded. The whole or hole process is systematic and follows scienti c discovery rules. The students were mesmerized as she described a dig she was involved in at Kingsley Plantation. There in one of the On November 11, Veterans Day, members of JCEs Fifth Grade Art Club participated with four other elementary schools in a fun event at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The theme of the event was A Winter Wonderland and each school was to design and paint a festive mural featuring scenes of old St. Augustine. The mural painted by our Art Club was awarded a $200 prize by the event sponsors, The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheater (FOSAA) and will be on display at the amphitheatre through the holidays. In preparation for the event, the Art Club had invited a local guest author, Diane Cortese, to read her book, Sweet Dreams St. Augustine and to review the illustrations she had painted for her book. Using a similar style and color, our Art Club then prepared its own mural on long, long white paper, also drawing a grid on the paper so that the artwork could be easily transferred to the large board they would paint on at the amphitheater. By the way, the book, Sweet Dreams St. Augustine, is on display in the art room, along with a collection of photos of the Art Club members painting their mural. We are all proud of our fth grade Art Club for their ne e orts and for their prize-winning artwork at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and those members are: Delaney Fields, Malina Hanson, Kayla-Marie Kaiser, Molly Wannamaker, Savannah Ghioto, Amber Librizzi and Bailey Watson.Peanut Butter, jelly and archaeology at Durbin Creek ElementaryBy Karl Kennell Amber Grafft-Weiss, outreach coordinator for Florida Public Archaeology Network, introduces DCE fourth graders to the study of archaeology. holes in the bottom of an old well they discovered a round river stone. By itself one might not think much of it; however, the stone is one which is only found in Africa and associated with a goddess. The supposition is that the stone was placed in the well while slaves lived at the plantation. It was something that they undoubtedly brought from Africa and was used for good blessings. After attentively listening to the talk the students were allowed to begin their own excavations with the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Each sandwich was made up of globes of peanut butter representing the Timucuan Indians and the jelly was the Spanish explorers. Sprinkles were scattered throughout each sandwich representing artifacts. The students rst surveyed the top layer of bread for indications of activity. Once they decided where their shovel test should be, they took a drinking straw and twisted it into the location of their dig. After pulling out the straw they inspected the contents for whether there was more Timucuan Indian activity or Spanish explorer activity. Fourth grade teacher April Doughtry said of the experience, What an exciting way to bring the archaeological process into the classroom! After doing their discovery and being asked if they wanted to throw their work away, the students in unison asked that they reap the rewards of their scienti c adventure into archaeology. That is, they all wanted to eat those delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Of course permission was given, as who would want to deprive a potential archaeologist of their rst dig? JCE Art Club wins prize in St. AugustineBy Contributing Writer Linda McAnarney, Art Educator, Julington Creek Elementary School Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 9 St. Johns County is offering beach driving passes at pre-season prices of $30 for county residents and $40 for non-residents. Passes are available for purchase at the St. Johns County Pier, Tax Collectors O ces and the Recreation and Parks O ce. Purchasing a pre-season beach driving pass is a great way to enjoy the many opportunities available for beach recreation in St. Johns County including driving access to more than 14 miles of beautiful beach coastline. Beginning March 2, 2013 pass prices will increase by $10. Residents and the public are also encouraged to enjoy the remainder of free beach driving season through February 28. St. Johns County o ers nine vehicular access points and beach driving ramps and eight beachfront parks, including the St. Augustine Pier which o ers year-round free parking and beach access. These sites also host a variety of programs and events with facilities that may be reserved for public or private events through the St. Johns County Beach Services O ce. Paid parking and access to the beach are also available at Anastasia State Park and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve. These sites o er an array of services in addition to beach access. Multiple pedestrian access points are also located throughout the County. For more information about St. Johns County beaches, visit www.sjc .us/beaches or call the Recreation and Parks O ce at 209-0333. As I sit enjoying the beautiful sunshine and warmth of a Jacksonville fall day, it is di cult to realize that we are just weeks away from the very special time of year when most of us celebrate the traditional events that have been a part of our lives. With so many offerings available to us, it is di cult to focus on any one presentation, but despite its many nancial problems, our beloved Jacksonville Symphony has once again come up with a comprehensive schedule of holiday concerts for us to enjoy. During the month of December it will o er half a dozen wonderful and varied programs to put us in the holiday spirit! Actually, it all starts on November 30 at 8:00 p.m., when the Symphony conducted by Michael Butterman will present a special concert to help us get into the holiday spirit. A Classical Christmas will feature solo violinist Elena Urioste in a program highlighting works by Wagner and Vivaldi, as well as Corellis Christmas Concerto. On Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 p.m., a performance of Chris van Allsbergs The Polar Express will help us to experience the magic of the holidays. Featuring the UNF Womens Chorale, it tells the tale of a boy who helps every child to hear the ringing of Santas bells. Images from the book will be projected above the stage. In addition, A Holiday Sing Along will help ring in the season. On December 7 at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., December 8 at 6:00 p.m. and December 9 at 3:00 p.m., the Holiday Pops invites us to enjoy one of the First Coasts most beloved traditionsholiday favorites sung by the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus with Ashley Brown, soloist. Another Holiday Pops will be presented by the Jacksonville Symphony on Tuesday and Thursday, December 11 and 13 at 8:00 p.m. at Flagler College Auditorium in St. Augustine. A very special annual event will occur on December 21 at 8:00 p.m. The beloved Handels Messiah, one of the most famous oratorios ever written, will be presented. Conducted by Michael Butterman, it will feature soloists Mary Wilson, Sandra Piques-Eddy, Javier Abreu, Philip Cutlip and the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus. To reiterate the JSO yer, Hallelujah! No holiday musical tradition would be complete without a performance of The Nutcracker. Having performed in it myself in war-torn London and having restaged it on many occasions over the years, the holiday season is not complete until I see it once again! This year one of many presentations will be performed by the First Coast Nutcracker with live musical accompaniment by the Jacksonville Symphony. Performances are scheduled on December14 and 15 at 8:00 p.m. and December 15 and16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Moran Theater. Finally, you can ring in the New Year on December 31 at 8:30 p.m., when the Jacksonville Symphony will present a program including light classics and popular works from Broadway to Vienna. After the concert, the party will continue in the lobby with more music and light refreshments. What a wonderful way to celebrate the New Year! For additional information on any of these performances, please call 354-5547 or visit www.JaxSymphony.org.Encore!Its that time again!By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville University County o ers pre-season 2013 beach driving passes Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 10, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Reviews Contact Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans CompOver 35 Years Experience Check o ut o u r r ev i ews a nd 5 St ar ra t i ng a t Yell o wb ook.c om At the last JCP CDD meeting, residents learned they are on the hook for approximately $21,000 to resurface our clay tennis courts. This left some residents at the meeting outraged and disappointed that the tennis department has not recently earned enough in extra revenue to cover the extra maintenance costs of clay courts. Did you know the clay courts were only built with the understanding the additional maintenance costs would be paid for from tennis court fees and not from general funds? This year alone tennis has generated about $435,000 in revenues but that didnt come close to o setting the approximate $438,000 in expenses. Here are some responses from the past CDD chairperson to concerned residents in the April 2006 board of supervisors meeting minutes: Ms. Beaugrand responded here is the other aspect that you may not be aware of, a lot of the services that we will be o ering will be paid for by those who actually use them. The tness center will be a fee paid service, the tennis will be a fee paid service, the babysitting will be fee paid service so those users will pay for the cost of operating that. It will not be dumped on to every other homeowner. And another response to a concerned resident in April 2008: Anything that requires additional costs on the part of the district to operate such as the tennis courts, swim lessons, day care, tness classes where we have to hire instructors things like that where we are paying additional costs to be able to provide these services those will be fee pay services and that includes the tennis because the maintenance costs on the tennis is exorbitant We have to cover our costs or we end up having to assess all the homeowners additional costs to cover operating and maintenance. Clearly, we are on a di erent path according to the 2012 year-end numbers. All JCP residents are subsidizing tness by about $165,000 yearly, tennis by about $24,000 and babysitting by about $24,000. Based on the past CDD chairpersons noted statements, I suspect many JCP residents supported the past expansion with the expectation they would not be subsidizing the programs she referenced. However, those past promises have not been kept by your board of supervisors and now those extra expenses are being passed on to all JCP tax payers instead of the extra expenses being paid by the actual users, as originally sold to the residents. Do you mind subsidizing the recreational activities of others? I welcome your comments. We work for you and I encourage you to attend the board of supervisors meetings and voice your concerns or opinions on how we are conducting your business. The next CDD meetings will take place on December 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and January 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the JCP Recreation Center. Feel free to contact me day or night via email or phone at SLansdale@ jcpcdd.org or 509-4902. This article is my opinion and in no way constitutes nor implies District opinion, endorsement, sponsorship or viewpoint. The views expressed may or may not Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and time with your loved ones. As we all know, time can run away from us and our families are most precious. As this year winds to a close I have to take a moment to celebrate the life of a member of our community, Tim Supko, an incredible teacher who has touched the lives of innumerable students. He fought a hard ght against a deadly disease and all of us that knew him will miss him tremendously. The Army-Navy game is quickly approaching and with that in mind, in his memory, Go Navy. One of the things I loved about him was his wonderful rapport with his students. I also loved sharing books with him. We were both very excited when the book The Army-Navy Game by John Feinstein hit the shelves. I know Tim would have loved the book I recently shared with Sue Sparkman, The Warriors Heart: Adventures in Courage and Compassion by Eric Greitens. This book will open your eyes to the strength of character of so many of those who serve in our military. The hot book of course right now is The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Je Kinney. Honestly, I cant gure out how he keeps hooking the kids, but I do love watching them read his books. The day after it was released both my grandchildren spent the weekend with me and we had a reading marathon. Both nished it in two days as do just about all of our students. Even the most reluctant readers are hooked. Thank goodness for authors who turn non-readers into readers! Last year I mentioned the book Matched by Ally Condie. Her nal book in the trilogy, Reached has just been released. Five hundred and six pages of imagination and suspense seems like it is just too many pages to tackle and instead you nd yourself unable to put it down. This is a very imaginative Dystopian story. Recently St. Johns Technical High School collected 3.35 pounds of food per student to win the St. Johns Food Fight competition that bene ts Second Harvest North Florida. Overall, more than 12,000 pounds of food was collected for Second Harvest which operates a St. Augustine facility to distribute food to area nonpro ts. St. Johns Technical High School will receive the Traveling Trophy from Second Harvest North Florida on Tuesday, December 11 at the St. Johns County School District board meeting. This was the 10th year of the school competition. The winning school is based on the number of pounds of food raised per student. Twelve public schools in St. Johns County participated in the competition. Pedro Menendez High School placed second contributing over 2,700 pounds of food. Pacetti Bay Middle School contributed 1,700 pounds of food and raised $353 in cash donations. Those combined donations earned the school the Extra Mile award for going above and beyond with their contribution. Other participating schools included Ponte Vedra High School (1,761 pounds), Switzerland Point Middle School (1,581 pounds), Durbin Creek Elementary School (1,289 pounds), Hickory Creek Elementary School (744 pounds), Otis A. Mason Elementary School (646 pounds), Wards Creek Elementary School (543 pounds), Sebastian Middle School (393 pounds), St. Augustine High School (95 pounds) and Creekside High School (91 pounds). The 12,068 lbs. collected are the equivalent of providing 10,057 meals for individuals in need. The support of St. Johns County is critical for the success of our St. Augustine distribution facility, said Bruce Ganger, executive director of Second Harvest North Florida. The generosity of the children and their families will be greatly appreciated by so many of the people we serve in the county. For more information on Second Harvest North Florida visit WeNourishHope.org, like www.Facebook.com/WeNourishHope or follow @WeNourishHope on Twitter.Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Sam Lansdale, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development DistrictNotes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYPbe 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.in class during a book pass, Linda Markum mentioned to the students that she wonders if Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games) borrowed from a book we read aloud to all Pacetti Bay students the year we opened our school. The book she is referring to is Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White. Many of our students are reading it to meet the continent Antarctica requirement for our Read Around the World program. The last book I want to mention that I think should be on everyones gift list (along with Greitens book) is Lincolns Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill OReilly and Dwight Zimmerman. This is the version written for students of Killing Lincoln by Bill OReilly. I hope he comes up with a student version of Killing Kennedy too. It is a very powerful book making a wonderful introduction to United States history for students in both middle and high school.St. Johns Technical High School wins St. Johns Food Fight

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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 Jacksonville Health & Wellness CenterChiropractic ~ Massage ~ Mental Health Counseling ~ Functional Medicine ~ Yoga ~ Spinal Rehab ~ Nutrition Counseling ~ Meal Planning and Supplemental Guidance ~ Natural Hormone Balancing Let Chiropractic help you with Headaches, Back, Leg, & Neck Pain, Work & Auto Injuries Let our multidisciplinary approach help you with: Weight Loss, Fatigue, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, Autoimmunity, Gluten Intolerance, to name a few.268-65689957 Moorings Dr., Ste. 403 (o of San Jose Blvd) Mandarin, Jacksonville 32257www.DrRepole.com C h iropr a M ea l P la W ei g Fib r St. Johns County resident Patricia Heiss received recognition as Area Governor of the Year for Toastmasters International District 84. Immediate Past District Governor Jim Miller made the announcement at the District 84 Fall Conference in Lake Mary recently. Heiss served as Area 62 Governor from July 2011 through June 2012. Area 62 included clubs located throughout St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam and Duval counties. It has since been recon gured. District 84 includes Toastmasters clubs from Tallahassee to Vero Beach. Area Governor of the Year is a recognition given by District leadership to the area governor who makes the most outstanding contributions to district goal achievement. Heiss achieved Presidents Distinguished Area for leading 83 percent of her clubs to achieve Distinguished Club status or higher. Additionally, Heiss achieved a personal accomplishment, earning her Distinguished Toastmaster designation. This is a signi cant achievement as it represents completion of the Leadership and Communication tracks in the Toastmasters program. To do this requires progression through Competent, Bronze and Silver designations in both and Gold in the Communication track, which entails at least 50 speeches, coordination or multiple projects of progressing complexity and new club formation/coaching. Since rst joining Toastmasters in 1998, Heiss has served as club president, vice president public relations and secretary of Toast of St. Johns County and secretary of San Sebastian Toastmasters. She has competed in Table Topics and Evaluations contests and placed in the Humorous Speech contests. Also she has served as judge in Tropicana speech contests at elementary schools throughout St. Johns County and has coached and judged students in the Woodsman Speech contest at Cathedral Parish School. Additionally, she serves as lector at her parish, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Heiss is employed by the St. Johns County Tax Collector.What is Community Education? Community Ed is a fee-based program to provide evening classes and courses at schools and School District facilities throughout St. Johns County. What courses are o ered in my community? A list of available courses will be posted on the community education website www.sjccommunityed.com/courses three weeks before the beginning of courses. Courses may be o ered in arts, music, dance, crafts, computers, technology, languages, money and nance, and community interest. Course o erings are based upon the needs of the community and availability of teachers and sites. Not all courses will be o ered at every school. How much does it cost to take a course? Course fees vary, depending on the length of the class, the number of sessions, materials required, and special requirements of the course. Generally, the fee will be from $7 to $12 per hour of class time. Example: a class that meets once a week for two hours for six weeks could cost $84 to $144. An average is $100 or less. When do classes start and how long do they last? Classes begin in January and September. Classes vary between one to three hours per evening. The course length will vary, depending on what is being taught. In some cases, classes may only meet once or twice but most will meet for six or nine weeks. How do I register? You may register and pay by credit card on the website: www.sjccommunityed.com or by calling 547-7565 and making arrangements to register and pay in person. May I register and pay the rst day of class? Yes, but you must schedule registration assistance one week in advance by calling 547-7565 or 547-7510. You will still need a credit card to register. No cash, checks or money orders are accepted. How can I become a Community Education teacher? If you are interested in teaching a course, please contact the Community Education Coordinator at 547-7565 or visit the website www.sjccommunityed.com.In a country known as The Great Melting Pot and a state widely known for its ethnic diversity, Nease High School itself has a wide range of cultural backgrounds and variety among students as well as teachers. With this diversity comes a need for unity. As students and teachers interact with each other daily it is important to have a sense of cultural understanding and respect that brings a spirit of international patriotism to the school. To bring this to reality, Nease High has founded the One World club, a club open to all students who wish to share their culture with their peers and spread a feeling of unity. This isnt exclusive to only members of the club, however, as the club plans to hold many school-wide activities for students to participate in. The rst of these activities this year was a henna tattoo booth run by volunteers in the cafeteria. Several students asked about the diversity and spread of culture around Nease claimed that the student body sometimes failed to acknowledge the unique diversity around them. They [the students] should recognize the di erent cultures that surround them each day, said Shaan Khosla, a freshman. Mathew Fishman, when asked if students recognize the widely-varied cultures in the school stated: I dont think kids are clueless, I just think that theyre not quite knowledgeable. It just goes to show that perhaps students do need a little bit of enlightening on the kinds of cultures that surround them; this is where the One World Club really comes into play. Divya Mahesh, a busy IB student who chose to join the One World Club, took time to talk about the club and about the kind of diversity seen at Nease. I for one am happy that there is diversity here from what I see, there are some people that are aware [of the many cultures] and some that are not. By organizing events that showcase and explain some of the cultures we have in our club, we hope that we can help others understand and be more aware of these cultures, Mahesh said. For example, we had the henna booth. Henna is a big part of Indian weddings and other social events and so by setting up the booth we helped spread awareness for that part of Indian culture. The One World Club hopes to continue to host these kinds of activities in hopes of spreading recognition of culture around the school and strengthening international and intercultural unity.Toastmaster named Area Governor of the Year Community Education classes are starting soon!By Contributing Writer Tommy Bledsoe, Community Education Coordinator, St. Johns County School DistrictNease HappeningsNease High Schools One World Club showcases diversityBy Samuel Wright, Nease Studentneed customers?sales@thecreekline.com 84 %of NW St. Johns County residents read The CreekLineCan you afford to miss these potential customers??Source: Circulation Veri cation Council. Residents in zip codes 32259, 32092 & 32095.

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Page 12, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com Ah, its that time of year again: ickering replaces (on television; its too hot for that inside), settling down with a cup of hot cocoa (iced, of course) and watching the rst snowfall of the year (on Good Morning America as it summarizes the weather in New York)! Well, if theres one thing Florida has in tandem with the rest of the country, it is holiday music! Winter tunes are streaming through radios, televisions and the Creekside music department! It may seem that after such a busy marching season, the band would be tired to the point of hibernation for the winterBut its not so! Straight from their assessment, the band is hauling out the holly, so to speak. The Holiday Extravaganza concert has been in the works for a few weeks. Each group prepared three songs of varying traditions and musical challenges. One of the hardest things is to juggle six di erent performing groups, shares Rick Fowler, director of the bands at Creekside. But the members of the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band I, Jazz Band II, Percussion Ensemble and Color Guard have already proved themselves more than able, after receiving a Superior rating in their marching assessment, continuing the record of Superior ratings since Creeksides inception. Not to mention, after Thanksgiving, the Power of Creekside performed during halftime at a Jaguars game! Of course, Fowler puts it the best: It is a great feeling to know the students are receiving a well-rounded education, learning the material and marching concepts as well as performing at a high level. And of course we love to have fun. One of the best things is the chance to watch kids have success, learn and have fun at the same time! The bands neighboring unit is the chorus domainthe world of Keith Hall and his three different choral groups. A normal day for me is in my o ce by 6:45 a.m. to plan out the day or week. I go over music and see what we need to work on for that day in each rehearsal, Hall shares. This winter, his vocalists prepared and presented their winter concert, featuring three pieces by famed YouTube conductor and choral composer, Eric Whitacre. Also celebrating the holidays are the members of Creeksides American Sign Language department. They will be presenting The Polar Express on Friday, December 14. The performance will be in the Fruit Cove Middle School auditorium at 6:00 p.m., free to all and theyll have cozy hot chocolate and treats available for purchase. This holiday season, students, enjoy your break from school. Parents, enjoy your break from your kids being at school! And all in all, enjoy the time you all have to spend together! If youre not celebrating this wintertime with the cast of The Polar Express sign language performance, heres to hoping youve been listening to the sounds of the season, whether with the Creekside band or chorus.The International Thespian Society (ITS), a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), is pleased to announce the results of Nease High Schools participation in the International Thespian Societys Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program. In October, Thespian troupe 4641 collected 388 pounds of canned and dry goods for the Mandarin Food Bank. Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat is a new national community service program for ITS-member schools to collect canned and dry goods for local charities and food banks. Students from Nease High School participated in the Florida program. Thou-Several exciting green initiatives have been implemented over the past few months which help our families and the environment. All of our a liates homes currently being built are certi ed Energy Star. Energy Star certi ed home must meet strict guidelines for energy e ciency set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Homes achieve this level of performance through a complete package of building science measures including: a complete thermal enclosure system, a complete high energy heating and cooling system, a water management system and energy-e cient lighting and appliances. Third-party veri cation by a certi ed Home Energy Rater is required, to ensure that a home meet Energy Star guidelines. There are only four builders in Jacksonville committed to build 100 percent of their homes as Energy Star and Habitat for Humanity is one of them! Another green project involves installing solar hot water heaters in all our new homes. Working with FPL and SolarFit, the solar water heaters are installed at no cost to the homeowners and save them signi cantly on their electric bills. The reduced use of electricity reduces environment damage. And nally, partnering with Suncoast Textile Recycling, funds are being generated to help build more homes along with keeping clothing and shoes out of the land lls. Several bins with the Habitat for Humanity logo have been placed around St. Augustine for the public to recycle old clothing and shoes. Suncoast Textile Recycling takes the donations from the boxes and donates the proceeds to this a liate. Finally, an o ce-wide program has been implemented to recycle all paper, plastic and glass that are used in the o ce. Volunteers and employees give of their time to recycle these items through the countys recycling program or through donation sites that bene t the St. Johns County School district. CHS HappeningsMore than just Jingle Bells By Sarah SchreckNease announces results of Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat food drive sands of pounds of food were collected across the state, giving theatre students the ability to help their local community. Habitat goes GreenBy Contributing Writer Diane Quick, Habitat for Humanity Source: University of Illinois ExtensionBalsam Fir Abies balsamea to 1 short, flat, long lasting needles that are rounded at the tip; nice, dark green color with silvery cast and fragrant. Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii good fragrance; holds blue to dark green; 1 to 1 needles; needles have one of the best aromas among Christmas trees when crushed. Fraser Fir Abies fraseri dark green, flattened needles; to 1 inch long; good needle retention; nice scent; pyramid-shaped strong branches which turn upward. Noble Fir Abies procera one inch long, bluish-green needles with a silvery appearance; has short, stiff branches; great for heavier ornaments; keeps well; is used to make wreaths, door swags and garland. Scotch Pine Pinus sylvestris most common Christmas tree; stiff branches; stiff, dark green needles one inch long; holds needles for four weeks; needles will stay on even when dry; has open appearance and more room for ornaments; keeps aroma throughout the season; introduced into United States by European settlers.Types of Christmas Trees Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication (excluding sharps, medical wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers) St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 13 (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodonticswww.nemetzdental.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: 904-347-8900Christmas Fair 12/8 complete with Santa, live music, gift shopping, and gourmet delights! Enroll Now for Winter Camp Before you read this wonderful story which will really put you in the holiday spirit I must personally tell you I was surprised and sort of taken back by what I witnessed. So was the editor of this newspaper so we decided we would de nitely put out this awesome story with such a good feeling to it! One Sunday afternoon customers at the Walgreens on County Road 210 saw an amazing act of sel essness. Angelina King stood in front of a portable table covered with books and asked perfect strangers to buy a gently used book in support of breast cancer. Her mom, Brenda Butterworth, stood back and let her daughter conduct business like a pro! Little sister Adrianna overlooked the business of the day from her comfortable seat in her stroller. When Angelina approached me with her little sales pitch, I did a double take at what was going on. There were dozens of books, some gently new and some were obviously brand new. They were neatly stacked by subject matter, with the childrens books displayed at a lower level under the table. I zeroed in on some cookbooks (that were like new) and took in this wonderful story It seems that Angelina had experienced breast cancer sort of rst hand when her grandmother, Sandra Knause, unfortunately went through the journey. Thankfully Knause survived and is doing well and was even helping out the day of the book sale. This sale occurred during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It seems that Angelina and her friend, Shade Rawson, came up with the idea to do a fundraiser to join in with the activities of the month. They went around their neighborhood with a little red wagon collecting books from door to door. Angelina then told her teacher at Timberland Creek Elementary School where she is a third grader about the fundraising idea. They ran a story about the book collection in the schools newsletter and the other students from her school also brought in books to donate to the sale. In return for her e orts at school, Angelina was named Student of the Week! After the book collection efforts were nished, mom called around to the businesses on County Road 210 to nd a place for the sale to take place and Walgreens jumped on the idea. The book sale netted $83.23 which the girls donated to the American Cancer Society. The leftover books were donated to the library to give to less fortunate children as gifts. Butterworth, Angelinas mother said, I could not be more proud of Angelina, she is such a loving little girl. She loves to read and has such passion for her books and art. She also loves nding any way in which she can help others.On November 17, JCP CARES collected almost $17,500 worth of food and cash donations to help the hungry in St. Johns County. With help from the St. Johns Rotary Club, bags were dropped o at 8,000 homes in NW St. Johns County. The food was then picked up, counted and sorted. Wards Creek Elementary, Liberty Pines Academy, Fruit Cove Middle School and Julington Creek Elementary participated in the food drive as well. JCP CARES also had a number of business partners contributing $850 in cash and food coupons including McDonalds, Publix, Julington Tire Center, VyStar Credit Union, The CreekLine, Pinch-A-Penny Pool Service, The UPS Store, The Champions Golf Club, Julington Creek Chiropractic and Wellness Center and Lisa Martinelli with Watson Realty. Two hundred and seventy cases of food were divided between The Community of the Cenacle and Celebration Lutheran Food Pantry. Most volunteers for this project were local students needing service hours for school. This project provided them a hands-on way to see what a di erence their time and e ort can make in the community where they live. These volunteers donated more than 250 service hours to this project. A big thank you also goes to Beth Calhoun, Marzieh Abtahi and Linda Gomolka who chaired this project for the community and to Wayne and Dorothy Davis who collected all the boxes to put the food in. This truly goes to show that Uniting the Community through helping others in need does work! For more information on JCP CARES, their initiatives and events, please visit www. jcpcares.org or like them on Facebook.JCP CARES holds fth annual Food DriveBy Contributing Writer Meg Balke, JCP CARES NW St. Johns student performs sel ess actBy Donna Keathley Many hands make light work at the JCP CARES food drive!

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Page 14, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com We help pets and their owners live happy, harmonious lives together. With nearly 40 years of expertise, we understand your situation, your pets, and we have the safe solutions to solve even the most unique challenges.A Better Life for You and Your PetsProven Solutions That Provide 20% Off Equipment Call or log on to schedule a FREE in-home consultation! 904-262-5100 | 800-266-1408 InvisibleFence.com Switzerland, Florida & Pickupregistrationforms atWeaver&Stratton PediatricDentistryDownloadform@ mayomedia.com ATALPINEGROVESPARK8am-Noon OneMileFunRun/WalkArborDayTreePlantingHealth&WellnessExpoSat,January19,2013AmericanChiropracticWeedmans GroceryREGISTERTODAY!FunRun/Walkregistrationislimitedtotherst250. Presentedby: SponsoredBy: ParksandRecreationPho t oc redit:Che rBrow n For the past 10 years, Gaylord Palms near Orlando has turned their convention center into the Florida Fridge. The event begins to take shape in October, when 40 Chinese artisans and their cook arrive from Harbin, China. The ice men cometh to carve two million pounds of frozen water into a frosty fantasyland. The job takes approximately one month to complete. Originally only crystal-clear ice was used, created by ltering de-ionized water for three days. Then, colored ice blocks were developed by adding food coloring. The process is not as easy as it sounds; the mixture must be stirred constantly to obtain consistent color. Making white ice is easiestjust freeze quickly for a cloudy look. In previously years, Ive walked through the nished attraction and highly recommend it get into a holiday mood. However, this year I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see ICE under construction. The themed project starts with detailed architectural blueprints. Measurements are transferred and marked o on the oor, like a home building site. Ice blocks start arriving from the factory at a rate of two truck loads a day for 15 days. Each block weighs 400 pounds, so they must be moved around by a forklift. Workers begin to assemble the blocks, adding special uorescent lights between some of the pieces and cutting others with chain saws. I saw a small square block placed on a larger rectangular piece, which would eventually become a head on a body. The sculptors denote points to guide them as they work like Michelangelo. Each artist brings his own set of tools, akin to a chef and his knives, including a variety of rakes, chisels, picks and trowels. The temperature in the room hovers around ninedegrees, so carvers wear warm boots, coats, hats and gloves. (You should, too, although Gaylord provides oversized parkas.) They grapple through four-hour shifts with a warm-up break outside. I was cold after half an hour, but the Chinese are rugged. Harbin temperatures average only two degrees in the winter and sometimes plummet to -36. No wonder these men enjoy Floridas balmy weather. This years theme is Merry Madagascar taken from the DreamWorks movie. All scenes and characters are constructed entirely from ice, even the popular interactive slides. No wooden supports or iron beams are used. The only scene to be repeated, since this event began, remains the Wards Creek Elementarys PTO held an appreciation luncheon for the teachers and sta They enjoyed gourmet soup from the Deerwood Deli and Diner, Dales famous grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade cookies. We are lucky at Wards Creek to have the best teachers and sta The PTO wants to again thank all those that participated and pledged for our annual fun run. Our goal was met! The day was beautiful and all had a great time. We are already looking forward to next year. Winter Wonderland was held on December 6. We were served a delicious spaghetti dinner and the cafeteria was decorated beautifully with Christmas around the world. The highlight of the evening was the di erent interactive science exhibits in the common rooms by our teachers. The students were able to take home all their work.Republican Executive Committee members Dan and Sharon Dixon present Dr. Dewey Painter of Mission Harvest America, Inc. with a check from the St. Johns County Republican Party to help transport relief supplies to Hurricane Sandy victims.Ice men cometh to Gaylord PalmsBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com Wards Creek December newsBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, Wards Creek PTO WCE students enjoyed the annual Fun Run!Wards Creek Elementary will be closed December 24 through January 6 for the holidays. We wish safe travels to all those leaving the area. Happy Holidays. Go Warriors! magni cent life-size nativity, created from sparkling crystalclear cubes. One artist, chosen by fellow sculptors, receives the honor of carving the largest angel. If you havent seen ICE, make the drive to Orlando and treat yourselves and the kids to one cool outing. If you go: www.gaylordhotels.com The CreekLineYOUR Communit y New spaper Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com a y 13 o m

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Call NOW for Your FREE Landscape EstimatesBuy One Get One Free PalmsDECEMBER 2012 or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com Mulching Sodding Pavers Irrigation Landscape Plants Underbrushing Living Fences Plant Replacements The month of October ended and November began with all eyes to the Northeast as a hurricane stormed through, destroying many homes and piers and ooding many neighborhoods and urban areas. It didnt help that a snowstorm came through shortly afterward and made things that much worse. Then that Monday as students rolled back into school from the weekend, the Spanish Club immediately began relief efforts. I saw the news and the day we came back to school, I held an emergency meeting and got all the Spanish Club kids together, said Ofelia Hampton, the Spanish Club sponsor, We started the collections that day. I even made a makeshift collection basket and put it on my desk. I have family up in that area, answered Taya Collins, a freshman and member of the club. So I wanted to do everything I could. I used to live up north and New Jersey is beautiful. I wanted to help as much as I could, replied Maiela Ruiz, a sophomore and member of the Spanish Club, It was nice seeing students willing to help those in need. Throughout the month of November, students went around in each of the three lunches, asking students for donations. Other Spanish classes also followed Hamptons example and collected within their own classrooms. Everyone who donated was happy enough to give a generous amount, which encouraged the people around them to do the same, remarked Hollie Shumate, a sophomore and member of the Spanish Club. By the end of November, the collections in the classrooms and through the lunches totaled roughly $200. Its a great showing of school pride and it shows the heart we have for the community and for those in need here at Bartram Trail, said Hampton. The money raised was donated to the American Red Cross to help with the relief e orts.Business partners from both schools attended a special event hosted by World Golf Hall of Fame. Partners toured the facility and enjoyed appetizers while networking. Pictured are Tony Paolucci (OnStar Production and Entertainment), David Wolf (Attorney at Wood, Atter and Wolf), Frank Lopiccolo (Tuffy Auto Service Centers), Kevin Fisher (Fisher Concrete), John Blizzard (Blizzard Computer Service), Tim Whalen (Kool Skoops Italian Ice), Davis Johnston (121 Financial Credit Union), John Kutsch (World Golf Hall of Fame/IMAX), Deborah Minotakis (First Command Financial Services), Maya Talijancic (Avecina Medical), Carla Razuri (Rock Solid Design and FCMS PTO board member), Dawn Kim (Avecina Medical), Gina Lopiccolo (Tuffy Auto Service Centers), KC Padget (Mass Mutual Financial), Lisa Cronin (Pampered Chef), Kelly Mabrey (Tropical Smoothie), Debs Montana (Goddess Wedding Ceremonies) and Tracey Phillips (Promotional Presence).The St. Johns County Public Library System will be making two changes that will a ect many library patrons in the coming year. On January 1, 2013, the library will lower the library nes block amount from $25 to $10 per library card. This means that patrons will not be able to use their library card to borrow materials or use the public computers if they owe $10 or more in library nes or fees. In a second change, patrons will be asked to renew their library cards on an annual basis. At the time of renewal, any and all library nes will need to be paid-in-full in order to continue your borrowing privileges. Currently, the Library System is only able to accept cash, check or money order for library nes. We are not yet able to accept debit or credit cards for ne and fee payments. Further information and details can be found on our website at www.sjc .us. There is still time to lower your nes with food donations! To ease into this new experience, the library will continue to conduct the Food for Fines Program through January 5. This means you can lower your nes with the donation of food items: a dollar will be removed from your account for each non-expired, non-perishable item you bring to your local library. If you have $15 worth of nes, bring in 15 cans of food and have those nes removed from your library card! The only exception will be fees assessed for lost or damaged itemsthose fees cannot be waived with donated food items. Remember, after January 1, you wont be able to use your library card if you have $10 or more in library nes or fees.BTHS HappeningsBartram gives backBy Kelly Boyer, BTHS Student Library circulation policies will be changing January 1Fruit Cove Middle and Durbin Creek Business Partner social at World Golf Hall of Fame! Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913 Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!287-4913LG@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 16, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com 904.273.6200|www.pvps.com SIXLOCATIONS:MandarinPonteVedraBeachSouthsideAmeliaIslandRiversideSt.Augustine WereinYourNeighborhood! 108BartramOaksWalkDr.Suite#201 Jacksonville,FL32259 RobertW.Burk,III,MD,FACSNowit'smoreconvenientthanevertomakeanappointment withoneofourprofessionaldoctorsinyourownneighborhood! Ourofficeisconvenient,relaxingandcomfortable,andnow yournextappointmentandconsultationcanbetoo!PVPSoffers treatmentsandconsultationswithDr.RobertW.Burkinouroffice nearyou.CertifiedbytheAmericanBoardofPlasticSurgery, Dr.Burkhasonegoalinmindtoprovidepatientswiththe highestqualityc areinarespectfulanddiscreetmanner. Contactustodaytoscheduleyourtreatmentorconsultation! Yoga Den StudioFirst Class FREE With This Ad Group & Private Lessons Holiday Special !$595 Unlimited Yoga for 1 Year!!www.yoga-den.com 2013 Workshops January YOGA BASICS February YIN & CHAKRAS March BRYAN KEST April PRE/POST NATAL TRAINING 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, j ust south of I-295 across from WalmartLive longer! Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 2013 Workshop s J anuar y YOG A B A SIC S Fe b ruar y YIN & C H AKRA S March BRY A N KEST Apri l PRE / POST NATA L T R A INING for 1 Year!! d p e ci a l l ! The Bartram Trail Branch Library Happy Hookers (thats crochet hooks) are proud to announce that theyve recently reached a major milestone in donating their 500th handmade blanket to the American Cancer Society. The organization will celebrate this major milestone with dessert and beverages at 6:00 p.m. on December 11 at the Bartram Trail Branch Library, located at 60 Davis Pond Boulevard. Everyone is welcome to drop in, have some cake and thank these ladies for their ne work. The core group of Happy Hookers meets every week at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. Their work is supplemented by ladies all over the county, many of whom are patrons of the bookmobile, who make blankets and squares at their homes. These blankets are distributed to chemotherapy patients in local area hospitals. Project Lap Blanket began three years ago by three ladies and has grown into so much more. Would you like to help with the blankets? We would be happy to have you join our meetings or for you to make a blanket during your own time. Lap blankets can be any color or stitch pattern, but all should be approximately 36 by 45 inches. If you cannot crochet or knit but would still like to contribute, your donation of yarn will be accepted at the reference desk of For a fth year in a row, Krantz Dental Care of Mandarin has collected Halloween candy for our troops. This year they collected 500 pounds of Halloween candy for our troops serving overseas. Its a win-win situation, says Dr. Alan Krantz. We get to promote a healthy Halloween for children, while at the same time, are able to let our troops know we are thinking of them. Some of the children even wrote notes to be included with the candyit was extremely touching to read their messages. During the rst week of November, children brought in their candy to Krantz Dental Care and received $1 for every pound. Local schools got involved this year with Pine Forest Elementary and Holy Family Catholic School collecting over 100 pounds. Nice, big checks went to each of those schools. Also part of this promotion was free exam for braces for those families who participated in this annual event. We have practiced in Jacksonville for 20 years and it has always been important to us to give back to our community. It is a priority for us, said business manager Adria Krantz. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!The St. Johns County Family Integrity Program (FIP) is conducting pre-service training classes for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. beginning Monday, January 14, 2013 through April 1, 2013. These educational classes o er a challenging yet fun approach to learning the demands and rewards of serving as a foster care parent. Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent or learning of other ways they can help, is invited to attend FIPs interactive orientation from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013 at the Health and Human Services Building, located at 1955 US Highway 1 South in St. Augustine. The orientation is aimed at providing insight about day-to-day service as a licensed foster care parent as well as information about the di erent types of foster care, requirements for licensure and the client base FIP serves. As part of their mission in serving St. Johns Countys dependent children, the FIP continuously seeks prospective foster home parents who wish to o er care and support for our Countys dependent children and families in crisis. Please contact Joy Meyerpeter at 2096131 if you have any questions or visit www.sjc .us/ p for more information. St. Johns County Public Libraries are o ering patrons the opportunity to resolve overdue nes and help those in need this holiday season through the Food for Fines program. Library sta will accept nonperishable food items in lieu of overdue library nes through January 5, 2013. All donations will be delivered to the St. Johns County Food Closet and will be distributed locally to help meet increased need for meals during the holiday season. Up to $1 in overdue nes will be resolved for each sealed, nonexpired, non-perishable food item donated. The donation waivers are for library nes only and cannot be applied to fees for printing, lost items or for credit against future nes. Interested parties who do not owe nes are also encouraged to participate by dropping o canned foods at any library branch or bookmobile stop. Together, all residents can help top last years collection of more than 18,000 donations. For more information, visit www.sjcpls.org or call 827-6925.Pre-service classes and orientation scheduled for prospective foster parentsLibraries encouraging patrons to help others with Food for Fines program Bartram Trail Library Crochet Group celebrates goal of donating 500 blanketsBy Contributing Writer Amy Ackerman, Reference Librarian, Bartram Trail Branch Libraryany St. Johns County public library. We ask that the yarn be Red Heart Super Saver its a 4-ply, worsted weight, acrylic yarn that is hypoallergenic and holds up to years of washing and drying. For more information, please call the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960. Local dentist collects 500 pounds of candy for troops Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine!

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 17 42 Doctors Village Dr., Saint Johns, FL www.memorialhospitaljax.com Bro k en Bon e e s Ast hm m a Att a c c c c c k k k k B urns Stitc h e s Dis l oca t e d S h o ul d d e e e e e e r Brok e B r o k e e n N o o s s s s s e e e e e e e e e A cci d enta l In j u u r r r r r r i i e e e e e e s s s s s The Memorial Emergency Care Center 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 familys emergency medical needs. HOSPITAL ER NOW OPEN 24/7 Send your Holiday Wishes with Claudes Chocolate Holiday Basket or Boxed Assortment! www.claudeschocolate.com WE SHIP! News from Principal Thayer: Congratulations to Joy Reichenberg who has been selected as LPAs 2012 Teacher of the Year. She is a true professional who shares the joy of learning with her students on a daily basis and sca olds her instruction for all of the learners within her classroom. Her love and passion for all children shine through in everything she does. Reichenberg has held a position of leadership at several levels within our school and is currently our School Advisory Council (SAC) co-chair and a teacher trainer for technology. Always a learner, Reichenberg is completing her doctorate degree this spring. Stephen Kirsche has been selected as our Rookie Teacher of the Year. Although he is in only his second year at LPA, Kirsche has already established himself as a leader. As an educator who is greatly in tune with 21st century learners, Kirsche has developed an Android app for his classes to assist students and parents with assignments. He was recently recognized by the National Science Teachers Association as a Lockheed-NTSA Fellow. As one of only two Florida educators selected for this honor, he is now supported through exclusive professional development to empower him as a science educator. Finally, Judith Rigsbee is our data operator who has been selected as our School Related Employee of the Year. Rigsbee is the person responsible for registering all of our students, managing all student records and entering all of our student schedules. She is often the rst voice our new families encounter when calling ahead for information. All of these professionals display a servants heart and make LPA the wonderful place of learning that it is. Liberty Pines Academy PTO is pleased to announce LPAs Of the Year winners. Volunteer of the Year: Kim Delaney Student of the Year: Karlien Van Hees Senior Volunteer of the Year: Zella Boulware Please congratulate our winners when you see them! LPA participated in Red Ribbon Week by encouraging students to vote NO on drugs and to continue to make healthy and wise choices in all aspects of their life. Each day had its own theme and students showed their support each day. On Monday the students made the choice to be a leader of the pack on and o the eld; Tuesday was Freedom Day and students chose to be free of drugs; Wednesday students elected to vote no on drugs; Thursday was LPAs victory day and all students were encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Congratulations to Anthony Quintieris fourth grade class for winning the rst quarter Tyson/ Labels for Education Contest! Quintieri and his class collected 500 labels that will provide LPA free educational merchandise! The class has received a $20 gift card to purchase books, puzzles and games for to their classroom. Great job Wolves! Lets see which class will lead the pack for the second quarter! Remember to label your subLiberty Pines Academy December updateBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradfordmissions with your teachers name so your class can win next quarter.Congratulations to Lauren Siatkas fourth grade class for winning the rst quarter Box Tops for Education Contest! Siatka and her awesome students collected 515 Box Tops to help the PTO raise money. The class voted on their prize: a very cool 3D Ei el Tower puzzle to add to the fun things to do in their classroom. Way to go, Miss Siatka and students! The Box Tops Contest for the second quarter has begun, so tell your friends, relatives and neighbors to help you in your collection. Your class may be the next winner!Prior to Winter Break our students will be participating in exams. Parents will want to be aware of the fact that Middle Grades exams will take place on December 18 through 20 and should check teacher websites for details. Students in grades three through ve will also participate in formative assessments the week of December 17. Our rst semester ends December 21. Winter Break is from December 24 through January 4. Students return to school on January 7, 2013.LPA students wearing red to support Red Ribbon Week.

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Page 18, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md Saint Johns ~ 1461 Fruit Cove Road South ~ 904-230-8811 www.hiddenlittletreasures.com m Enroll your child and get $150 credit. Expires 1-1-2013Accepting Children 6 weeks to 5 years Oering Services For: ~Infants ~Toddlers ~Twos ~Pre-K ~Free VPK ~Summer CampGive your child that special gift this Christmas . the Gift of Learning! Hidden Little Treasures Learning Center wishes everyone a Merry Christmas! Julington Creek Plantation presents With Special Guest . Santa!Open to the PublicFor more info, see www.jcpcdd.orgSaturday, Dec. 15, 6:00 ~ 10:00pm We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on anyone who would try and harm us. George Orwell To celebrate Veterans Day, Switzerland Point Middle School featured several experienced military family members of students enrolled at the school. The presentation was launched by an introduction to the Bartram Trail High School ROTC color guard program with their presentation of the colors. Following this presentation, the Cadet Commander of Bartram ROTC, Andrew Toelle, described the color guards weekly training schedule. Subsequently, the panel of three guest speakers began our discussion. The rst to speak was Herb Stiegleman III who spoke of his experiences of seven and a half years in the United States Navy as an aviation navigator. Second was Herb Stiegleman Jr. who severed 26 years in the United States Marine Corps as a tank o cer and experienced two tours of duty in Vietnam. Last to be introduced was Lieutenant Commander Jerry Smith, who served 25 years in the Navy with eight deployments, each lasting seven to 10 months. All three of the men who spoke told of their inspiration to join and the living conditions of their occupation. They reminisced about their training, favorite pieces of equipment and some exceptional and harrowing Guess whos coming to lunch with Newcomers of North St. Johns? Check your calendar and reserve a spot for Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Marsh Creek Country Club, located at 169 Marshside Drive in St. Augustine. This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Florida. Come join us as we go back into history to meet the daughter of Pedro Menendez de Aviles, the founder of St. Augustine 448 years ago. In a 16th century costume, the very talented Dianne Jacoby will portray Dona Maria de Menendez. Jacoby creates this historical character by combining historical fact and using her imagination to bring the character to life. Shell enlighten us with her tales of the early years in St. Augustine and La Floridas encounters with the native people, the Spanish, the French and the English. This is going to be a fun, learning experience! Diners will need to choose between a lemon chicken imperial with rice pilaf and grilled vegetables or a funky salad with popcorn shrimp that includes greens, shrimp, cucumber, tomato, red onion, black olives, mandarin oranges, golden raisins, walnuts and sun ower seeds. All meals are served with rolls and butter, lemon cake for dessert with choice of iced tea, co ee or fountain soda. There will be a cash bar, ra e and door prizes. The total cost is $23. Please reserve by January 15 and note that there are no refunds. Dress code request is no shorts or denim. Please mail check, with your choice of entree added at the bottom of your check, to NNSJ, 4957 Blackhawk Drive, St Johns, FL 32259. For luncheon information, please email Deb at debkolasisnsky@att.net. It is never too late to join Newcomers of North St. Johns. Make your New Years resolution now to make new friends and get acquainted with the St. Johns County area. We o er many fun, monthly club activities. We invite you to join us for our monthly meeting/luncheon/ program to start o this new year of 2013. For any questions about membership, please email Sue at sjaird@comcast.net.Newcomers of North St. Johns attended Aprons Cooking School where they watched Chef Joels demonstration and preparation of a Thanksgiving themed three course meal and then sampled it accompanied with three wine pairings. Waiting for the rst course are Carol Kurilla, Kathy Roy, Bobbi Feldman and Eileen Fuld. Picture by Betty Neyer.Switzerland Point Middle School honors veterans By Contributing Writer Megan Fallon, eighth grade student, SPMS Newcomers to meet historical characterBy Contributing Writer Marcia Smith, Newcomers of North St. Johnsexperiences. This assembly was initiated to address the importance of gratitude to our veterans and to thank them for their contributions. LCDR Smith reminded those present, There are always people on watch to protect us and to stand watch for our freedom. Also speaking at two di erent assemblies was retired LCDR Jerry Cain with 20 years active duty as a commissioned o cer and naval aviator, including deployments in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The other speakers were Lieutenant Leif E. Walroth, United States Navy pilot, Dr. Stella Hayes, Captain MC USN, family medicine, Stratis Lagoutaris, DPM, United States Navy and AWRC Christopher Atkinson, helicopter pilot at N.A.S. Chief Atkinson even brought in video showing the students how they execute night rescues from the helicopter. All of these special members of the armed forces are a source of pride for the families of Switzerland Point and we are grateful for their time to speak to the school and their devotion to the country.Sixth grade student Connor Easterling tries on LCDR Jerry Cains ight suit and gear. High School ShowcaseDecember 17 3:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. World Golf Village Conference CenterLearn about the high school academies and meet representatives from each high school at the Showcase. Then, plan to attend the Academy Night(s) of your choice at the individual high schools.Monday, January 14: St. Johns Technical HS at 5:30 p.m., St. Augustine HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17: Bartram Trail HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24: Pedro Menendez HS at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29: Nease HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31: Ponte Vedra HS at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5: Creekside HS at 6:00 p.m.Academy Nights: Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 19 Same day appointments available. 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 The Friends of Alpine Park (FAP) invites you to start 2013 the right waysurrounded by nature, with your friends and family, getting t! On January 19, FAP and the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a Get Fit with Friends and Family Arbor Day One-Mile Fun Run/Walk and Health and Wellness Expo at Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland. The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a warm-up for those participating in the one-mile fun run/walk. The fun run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the riverfront and wind through the park. The fun run/walk is an untimed one-mile course, the perfect length to kick o a year of tness while enjoying the beauty of Alpine Groves Park. After the fun run/walk all participants will be eligible to participate in a ra e with items from the Jewish Community Alliance, Pinch-a-Penny, Mary Kay and many more. The Health and Wellness Expo will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. MyGym of Mandarin, Baileys Powerhouse Gym, Just Fitness of Mandarin, Walgreens, Starbucks and others will be present. The Blood Alliance will be bringing out the Blood Mobile and would love for you to donate! The day before the event, Friday, January 18 is Floridas Arbor Day and to celebrate, the Friends of Alpine Park will hold a tree planting ceremony at 9:00 a.m. next to the Fruit Packing Shed. Registration forms are available at Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry or online for download at www.mayomedia.com. Friend us on Facebook at Friends of Alpine Park to receive the latest news about the event. In addition to the businesses listed above, we would like to extend a special thanks to the following sponsors: Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry, American Chiropractor, and Weedmans Grocery, Tropical Smoothie, Shape Your Nutrition and The UPS Store. If your business would like to sponsor the event, donate items to the ra e or swag bags, please contact friendsofalpinepark@ gmail.com. The Friends of Alpine Park was formed in June 2012 by committed citizens and parkgoers to preserve and enhance the natural beauty and history of Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland, Florida. For more information please email friendsofalpinepark@gmail.com or visit them on Facebook, Friends of Alpine Park.Have fun getting t! Photo courtesy of Cher Brown.There are approximately 4,000 people in St. Johns County living with memory loss, brain trauma or a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimers Disease. The Council on Aging is dedicated to raising awareness about these issues. For most people, the decision to seek medical con rmation begins with small but noticeable changes in recall or a slight shift in cognitive awareness or thought patterns. Although the actual diagnosis can be frightening, early detection can pave the way for early treatment that can help protect existing brain function. And, an early diagnosis allows time for the family to plan avenues of information and support that will help to ease the transition for both the patient and their loved ones. Becoming informed is a critical rst step in long-term strategy and the Council on Aging (COA) is here to help. The COA Community CareGiving program is a collaboration designed to connect the dots between the caregiver and all available avenues of assistance. The program is facilitated by Paulette Kozlowski, RN, CRRN, QDCS, ADC. Kozlowski is the manager of the COA Sunshine Center who holds special certi- cations in dementia care. She can assist families in accessing resources like: a personal and con dential needs assessment; education and information on the latest research and technology; a list of area support groups and details on respite care, assisted living facilities, long term care and hospice care. For example, learning about the various stages of Alzheimers, developing coping skills and staying active are important tools that help caregivers deal with daily challenges. COA Community Care-Giving can help with that and more! In addition to Community Care-Giving, the Council on Aging o ers memory enhancement workshops at three convenient locations and supervised adult day care at the Sunshine Center, 180 Marine Street. Please call Paulette Kozlowski at 209-3674 for more information and visit our website at www.coasjc.com. Come out for a day of fun, nature, health and wellnessSubmitted by Jennifer Yarbrough, President, Friends of Alpine ParkDiagnosed with memory loss issues? COA can help!By Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Aging The CreekLine For more information on advertising: Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com For more information on advertising: Linda Gay 904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com YOUR Community Newspaper

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Page 20, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448or email us at: ENCOREDECOR@bellsouth.net10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store H Hickory Creek Elementary School dedicated a week in November to help those in need. During the 10th annual Second Harvest Food Fight food drive, students had the opportunity to help ght hunger in St. Johns County by donating non-perishable items. This important tradition has bene ted thousands of people since its inception. It gives needy families the ability to build meals throughout the holiday season and during the coming year. Some of the food items that were donated included low sodium canned fruits, vegetables and beans; canned meats and proteins such as tuna, chicken and peanut butter; and other basics such as pasta, rice, soup, macaroni and cheese, cereal, instant potatoes and granola bars. Students had fun and got involved by collecting items that were based on their grade level. They brought in donations for an entire week while the PTO assisted with the gathering and boxing up of the food items each morning. The two large barrels provided by the food bank were already full on the rst day of collection. By the end of the drive, three more large boxes were lled and over owed into the lobby of the school. During the same week, families also participated in Hickory Creek Elementary Schools rst annual coat drive. Outgrown coats and jackets were donated to pass on to many students in need. Thirty coats were collected during the drive and then made available to the children at Hickory Creek. Any unused coats were donated to other needy children in the local community. A big thank you goes to First to ght is a slogan associated with the United States Marine Corps, but there is another rst the Marines are proud of and that is its Toys for Tots program. Others are attempting to imitate, but are not able to duplicate this program. For over a half a century, the United States Marine Corps is the unchallenged leader in looking after Americas needy children at Christmas. In 1947, Major Bill Hendricks, USMC with the support of members of his Los Angeles Marine Corps Reserve unit collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. Major Hendricks program was so successful that in 1948, the Marine Corps adopted it and expanded it nationwide as the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. In the intervening years, Marines have conducted successful Toys for Tots campaigns each year, collecting and distributing over 418,000,000 toys. Today, Toys for Tots is the Marine Corps premier community action program. Marine Corps Reserve Units, located throughout the nation, conduct toy collection and distribution campaigns near their Reserve Centers each year. To expand the nationwide coverage of Toys for Tots, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation authorizes Marine Corps League Detachments to conduct Toys for Tots campaigns in their communities. The Oldest City Detachment #383, Marine Corps League, St. Augustine is once again the spearhead of this program within the St. Augustine and St. Johns County community. However, your local Marines cannot spell success without u. Caring and generous Americans drop o new unwrapped toys at collection receptacles located in local businesses. Detachment #383 Marine coordinators pick up, sort and store these toys for distribution to our needy children. December 22 will be the distribution date held at the Elks Lodge 829, located at 1420 A1A South in St. Augustine. So have you looked at your calendar? Yes, the December 22 date is fast approaching! This is why we need you to support the Toys for Tots Program as soon as possible. For further details and drop o locations, please do not hesitate to contact The Oldest City Detachment #383 by visiting its website: http://www.mcl 383. org. Semper Fidelis! Hickory Creek helps needy families By Contributing Writer Laurie Argott, HCE PTO Zachary Couch and Davey Ciric with bins full of donations at Hickory Creek. all the families who participated in food and coat drive. The very generous donations will continue to keep families fed or help keep a child warm this winter season. Marines lead the wayBy Contributing Writer Charlie Myers, Adjutant, Oldest City Detachment #383 Santa Claus Around the WorldSource: www.santaclaus.comGermany: Kris Kringle France: Pere Noel Spain: Papa Noel United Kingdom: Father Christmas Australia: Father Christmas Austria: Christkind Italy: Babbo Natale Belgium: Sinterklaas Denmark: Julemanden

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 21 Oil Change & Rotation $19.99 $20 Off All Alignments $30 Off any Brake Job01-12-13 2245-102 County Road 210W 904-827-1401 90482 7 40% OFFYour Pets First ExamNEW CLIENTS ONLY Animal Medical Clinic at St. John Full Service Veterinary Hospital 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit CovePh: 230.8881 52 Tuscan Way, #202Publix Center at International Golf Dr. and SR 16 Ph: 940.0055 During the month of October, Nease High School along with the Nease IB (International Baccalaureate) Booster Club hosted its 2012 College Night. The event, looked forward to each year, was well attended with representatives from 60 schools both in-state and out-of state. The evening began with guest speaker Patrick Herring, Director of Admissions from the University of Florida. His presentation Helping Hands of St. Johns County met on Friday, December 7 at Faith Community Church Community Center for a potluck brunch and holiday party. There will be no meeting on last Friday of December due to the holidays. The group will resume meeting on Friday, January 25 at their regular time. Members of Helping Hands, with the help of the community, assembled and donated 30 Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need. An anonymous benefactor donated 30 $10 turkey gift cards so each family could purchase their own turkey. Every family box received all the xings for a special meal for Thanksgiving as well. Staples of St. Augustine donated all the boxes for the project. The group wishes to thank everyone in the area who helped support the holiday project, which was Helping Heroes Families. Hundreds of gifts have been received for the children of local military families. Final totals will be announced next month. The group is very thankful to 210 Storage, which donated the space for approximately a 1,000 toys. Trucks from NAS JAX, Fort Stewart, Kings Bay and Hunter Army Air eld will be picking up the toys and chaplains at the bases will be distributing them. Thank you to the following sites where trees were located: the Cascades, Golf Club of South Hampton, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, First Florida Credit Union, Faith Community Church, Cimarrone and Church of Latter Day Saints. Several neighborhoods including Heritage Park, Coquina Crossing and local girl scout troops also participated. This was a huge e ort, from the ladies who sat at Winn Dixie and handed out stars, to the tree chairmen who decorated the trees and kept track of childrens gifts, to all in the area who bought gifts and helped deliver them to storage unit. The holidays will certainly be brighter for these brave families who endure long separations of their loved ones so we can be safe. This has been a busy year for Helping Hands of St. Johns County and we appreciate all the community support we have received. Thank you! Helping Hands is a non-denominational group that meets the last Friday of each month (except November and December) at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210 to do a small project to bene t those in need. Membership is always open and there are no dues, o cers or stress. Members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. The group relies solely on donations of goods and services. Allen D. Nease High School hosts College Nightregarding the college preparation and selection process was followed by a question/ answer session during which he addressed inquiries from both parents and students. Following his informative speech the crowd headed to the Nease gymnasium where representatives from the numerous colleges and universities were available to hand out materials and speak to interested students and parents. Supporters of the Nease High School college fair included Sylvan Learning, SAT prep Florida, Tutoring Club, Kaplan Test Prep, Stepping Up Your Life Skills, The Learning Specialists and Luke Burge FFEC College Planning Specialist. Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou, Helping Hands Tree at St. Johns Golf Club with Cheryl McGhee of SJGCC.

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Page 22, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com Private Mortgage BankingTwo good reasons to buy your next home nowIf you plan to buy a new home this year, consider these reasons: transaction Now may be the right time for you to purchase a home. Contact us today. Derek Emerson, Private Mortgage Banker Phone: -Fax: --bt Time to get your game on ladies! The January 8 meeting of the Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will be a game day held at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club located o of County Road 210. Some of the games will include Mah Jongg bridge, Mexican chicken train and Bunco. The cost will be $18 (tax and gratuity included). Lunch choices will be chicken cordon bleu or stu ed ank steak, with a house salad, chefs choice of vegetable and starch, roll with butter and panna cotta (Italian custard) with fresh berries. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. A check must be received by Tuesday, January 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 New-On Friday, November 2 MCE enjoyed an old fashioned Fall Carnival. The weather that evening was especially nice and the turn out of family and friends was exceptional. Teachers participated in a Dunkin Booth, Minute to Win It, doughnut on a string and kissing booth. There were many volunteers on hand to man the Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club updateBy Contributing Writer Linda Gomolkacomers 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), Bunco, 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 shirleybodziak@gmail.com. The yearly membership fee is $25 unless you join after January 1 then the fee is only $15 for the second half of the year. To download a membership form, go to www.facebook.com/BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub.The nature walking group from the Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club at Blue Cypress Park: Rosie Burlile, Linda Foote, Anne Grix, Kathy Chadwick, Joan Hitzges, Shirley Brown and Pat Gavaletz.Mill Creek Mustangs enjoyed old fashioned fun at their Fall CarnivalBy Contributing Writer Wendi Brothers, Mill Creek Elementaryother booths, which included favorites like the gold sh toss, cake walk, ball throw and much more. Students ran about playing with friends, all the while loading up their parents with the trinkets and treasures they were winning at the various booths. Many went home with their very own gold sh; some had two or three! Dunkin Doughnuts sponsored the I Dunked My Teacher t-shirts for the Dunkin Booth. Village Inn donated the pies for the pie eating contest and Moes, Deltona Realty, Atlantic Coast Bank and Adventure Landing also contributed by donating prizes. The hard work of the PTA and many volunteers paid o as a lovely evening was had by all. Thanksgiving is a time for feasting! Students in kindergarten through second grade enjoyed a holiday meal in the cafeteria on Thursday, November 15. Family and friends were invited to join the students. Turkey and all the xins were served. Parents, grand parents and other guest joined the students for this special time. Students in grades three through ve will enjoy a holiday meal during the Christmas season. Some of the older grades that did not have a cafeteria feast paired up with other classrooms for a feast of their own. Parents brought in turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and much more for students to enjoy. As the holiday season descends upon us, make sure to keep check on the school website for up to date information. The families at Mill Creek Elementary wish the very best to all this Holiday Season! Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldnt your ad be included?287-4913wrapped up in one building. First place winner Matthew Bradley described a sentiment in his essay that not only rings true but was a perfect description of the days events: A veterans family and friends should be there to celebrate their homecoming. They should celebrate with their favorite drinks, food and cake with the cake saying Welcome Back. It is a wonderful experience to see the looks of appreciation and joy that this little party brings to the residents of the veterans home, let alone see the maturity of these young people as they share their respect for those who make up the stories of that history book wrapped up in one building. Winners visit veterans cont. from pg. 1

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 23 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 Wishing You Joy Peace & Good Hair this Holiday Season! Carl Slack (904) 209-1320www.getpanache.com 2758 Race Track Rd. in Julington Creek 32259 Plantation Publix Plaza Every Veterans Day, students at Julington Creek Elementary School have found a very special way to honor our nations veterans. When principal Michael Story rst came to Julington Creek he presented an idea to the fourth grade teachers and soon, a very wonderful tradition had begun. As a social studies project, each fourth grader interviews a veteran and then creates a special poster in their honor. Each poster shows a picture of the veteran and tells about their military experience. Since the students interview relatives, friends and neighbors, a personal connection is usually formed which makes the posters all the more special. The posters are attached to wooden stakes and are proudly displayed in front of Its 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, November 17. The Bartram Trail Air Force JROTC Drill teams are on a bus to Belleview High School for a competition meet in Ocala. There were over 10 schools competing, including Bartram Trail. We elded three teams, each of whom took second place: Armed Regulation team, commanded by Thomas Moroney; Unarmed Exhibition, commanded by Alex Peterson; and the Male Color Guard, commanded by Robert Sarra. To add to all the excitement, there was a game cadets could enter called IDR (Individual Drill Regulation). This game is similar to Simon Says. How, you ask? The commander Terry R. West, president and chief executive o cer of VyStar Credit Union, announced the of- cial opening of the Credit Unions new 210 Branch location at 1955 County Road 210 West in St. Johns. VyStar O cials cut the ribbon launching the Grand Opening Celebration of the new branch in a special ceremony on Tuesday, November 20. The new branch is a full-service VyStar branch with ve teller stations, ve member service o ces, one online banking station, one outside walk-up and one drive-up ATM, three drive-thru lanes and safe deposit boxes. This is VyStars 34th overall branch. Brian Corson will serve as Branch Vice President of the 210 Branch. Corson has been with VyStar for seven years and most recently held the position of BTHS Air Force JROTC teams fare well in competitionBy Contributing Writer Wendyann AdamsJCE salutes veterans with a personal connectionContributed by Ingrid Jones, Julington Creek Elementarycan call any command to challenge the cadets (players) and if the cadets or cadet respond incorrectly to a command, the cadet is out. After many rounds of IDR, the nalists went to the main eld for the nal round, including two Bartram Trail Air Force JROTC cadets. Our own Brendan Hall took home third place and Thomas Moroney took home rst in the IDR challenge. Winning at Belleview was the goal to which our cadets aspired and, in achieving the goal, was a major success for our cadet corp. Having proven we can achieve our goals as a corps, we know this is simply a good starting point for our continued success.The Armed Regulation, Unarmed Exhibition and Male Color Guard teams and trophies as well as our own Lt. Col. LeFevre and CM Sgt. Phillips. Photo by Wendyann AdamsCredit union celebrates the grand opening of its 34th branch At the Ribbon Cutting were William C. Vivian, VyStar board member; Sandy Ford, VyStar regional vice president; Eric Hat eld, VyStar board member; Esther T. Schultz, VyStar board member; Brian Corson, VyStar 210 Branch vice president; P.E. (Ted) Hewitt, VyStar chairman of the board; Michael Cascone, VyStar board secretary/founder; Randy Swift, VyStar senior vice president member services; Terry R. West, VyStar president and CEO.Member Relationship Specialist Supervisor at VyStars Julington Creek Branch. We are very enthusiastic about o ering VyStar services to the large and growing community around CR 210. A large number of our members have resided in the 210 area for some time, and they have encouraged us to open an o ce here, said West. JCE Principal Michael Story with some of the Grand Budsthe school for a few days. This year, the Grand Buds organized the display. Grand Buds are fathers, grandfathers and uncles of students at Julington Creek who volunteer their time and talent to help out at the school in any way they can. The men worked hard to meticulously place the posters in straight rows surrounded by American ags. Story refers to the display as the schools Field of Honor. It has always been Storys wish that students realize that a day o from school on Veterans Day should have special meaning. It is a time to honor our countrys nest and to show our gratitude for their many years of dedicated service. Walking amid the many posters in the Field of Honor accomplishes just that. Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine!

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Page 24, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com Two Other Locations for your Convenience:Ponte Vedra 1102 A1A N, #104 904 273-6533Hodges Blvd.4745 Sutton Pk. Ct. # 801904 743-2100 growing healthyPlease visit our patient portal for new patient registration: facebook.com/doctorojax twitter.com/drojax Julington Creek 1633 Race Track Road #103904 287-7000 drojax.com FREE PRENATAL MEET & GREETS Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville NOW IN JULINGTON CREEK! Call for an Appointment Today! Conveniently located one block North of I-295 and San Jose Blvd. 50% OFF Your Pets First Exam with Dr. Silverness( 1st Time Clients Only )Not valid with any other oer. Expires 12/31/12 FREE BOARDING Book 2 Nights at our Resort and 3rd Night is FREE! (1st Time Boarders Only)Not valid with any other oer. Expires 12/31/12 Ann Silverness, DVM,CCRTMandarin Landing Animal Hospital & Pet Resort3003 Hartley Road Jacksonville, FL 32257 904-268-0477www.mandarinlandingah.comBook your holiday boarding now while space is still availableSee our website for a holiday boarding special! This month, Troop 280 has been engaged in a lot of great service and work. Just recently, the troop held its rst car wash to help the scouts earn their way to summer camp. Paying After taking rst place honors at the Greater Jacksonville Cheer and Dance championship held in October, two CFL Outlaws cheer teams recently competed at the SE Regional Cheer and Dance competition in Orlando at the Silver Spurs Arena. The Midget cheer team placed in the top ve teams at the competition and the Pee Wee team placed second in their division, which advances them to the National Cheer Competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney in December. Congratulations to the Pee Wee team, comprised of Claire Amell, Kathryn Barrington, Lauren Boland, Taylor Brockmeier, Jenna Bush, Emma Carlton, Emily Chrystie, Faith CoulCongratulations to the Creeks Academy boys U9 Blue Team. The team captured the NFYSL U9 Boys Gold Division title with an undefeated record for the fall season. The team completed their fall season as undefeated champions of the Adidas Savannah Cup U9 Division (November 11). 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. Outlaws Cheerleaders advance to Nationals after nishing in top two at RegionalsBy Contributing Writer Leigh Davis Midget team and coaches Pee Wee team and coachester, Karleigh Daly, Devin Daly, Alyssa Davis, Emily Delaere, Elena Doherty, Brianna Garren, Emma Hinson, Bailey Kirk, Savannah Lafear, Tess Pilgrim, Jenna Price, Haley Saunders, Alyssa Sheck, Jessica Sheri s and Savannah Wright. The Pee Wee team is coached by Michelle Davis, Elizabeth Lacinski, Debra Chrystie, Kelli Barrington and Catherine Delaere. Congratulations also to the Midget team, made up of Coral Barry, Delaney Bragg, Kamryn Courson, Alexia Fine eld, Nicole Galdi, Caylee Greer, Carly Grimes, Josie Henry, Mikayla Johnson, Angelica Lansing-Miller, Brianna Lyttle, Kaitlyn McGowan, Giovanna Moceri, Leena Moneypenny, Moira Mozo, Kieristen Powell, KeKe Roberts, Taylor Young. The Midget team is coached by Shanna Bragg, Pamula Galdi, Melanie Chirino, Kelsey Friedman and Melissa Abbey. Troop 280 November News: Zip-lining the canyons and more!By Contributing Writer Gabe Munoz, Troop Scribe First Class Troop 280 zipping the canyonsyour own way is a fundamental principle of the Boy Scouts of America and each boy maintains and uses their own Scout Account to help pay for summer camp, gear and other expenses associated with being a scout. The troop also recently completed a food drive to help collect items for Helping Hands. These items have been sent to local families to help augment their Thanksgiving meals. Of course, working hard and playing hard goes handin-hand for the troop! This past month approximately 33 scouts and parents attended a weekend campout to Silver River SP during which the troop spent half a day ziplining the nearby Canyons in Ocala. The troop camped at a primitive campsite in Silver River SP and ended each night with a nice warm camp re. On Saturday, the troop went ziplining at the Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tour, where scouts and parents zip-lined nine lines beginning between 20 to 135 feet in elevation and ranging in distances from 200 feet to up to nearly one-quarter mile in length. The troop saw great historic mines, nice man-made lakes and beautiful scenery! Everything went perfectly. 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 60. Their scoutmaster is Brian Miller.

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Fruit Cove is having our winter break from December 24 through January 4. We will be getting back on January 7. FCMS had a PTO meeting on December 4. Bump, set, spike! Volleyball tryouts for the school team were held the week of December 3 for girls and are currently being held through December 12 for boys. Oh, wow! Everyones favorite part of the year! Exam week! Semester exams for language arts and science will take place on December 13 and 14 and social studies and math will be December 17 and 18. FCMS Jazz Ensemble has a full schedule this holiday season. They performed at the River Garden retirement home on December 5, at the International Airport on December 7, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre December 8 and will play at the school board meeting on December 11. The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band concert was held on December A healthy diet is not only critical to proper diabetes management, but will also help you stay at a desirable weight, control your blood pressure, and prevent heart disease and stroke. Always consult your health care provider, registered dietitian or nutritionist to get advice on planning and preparing healthy meals. Some healthy cooking tips include: Use vegetable oil spray instead of oil, shortening or butter. If you do use oil, use canola, sun ower or olive oil in food preparation instead of vegetable oil.What could be more fun than a festive nighttime trolley tour through some of the most decorated neighborhoods in Julington Creek Plantation? On Saturday, December 15, an elf-guided trolley tour will run every 30 minutes and leave from the Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center. Each tour will conclude with complimentary apple cider and candy canes back at the Creekside Cafe. The trolley tour will feature holiday music and on-board caroling is highly encouraged. Best of all, Santa Claus will be stationed at the Recreation Center to receive childrens gift wishes and take photos (please bring your own Let us entertain you! Come on out to the Trout Creek Park Pavilion on December 14 at 10:00 a.m. and enjoy gospel hymns and country-church songs by Paul and Marilyn Schurman. An entertaining mix of vocal and instrumental renditions, using a digital accordion, trumpet and trombone! No admission charge. Please call 522-1611 for more information. Let us introduce you! Meet Lt. Acosta and Deputy Diana with the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce. Lt. Acosta is the newest member of the team Trout Creek newsBy Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Agingand both will be available on December 21 at 11:00 a.m. to answer any questions you might have about crime prevention, self-defense, scams or any other inquiry that pertains to the sheri s o ce here in St. Johns County. Please call 5221611 for more information. Trout Creek Park Pavilion and Senior Center is located at 6795 Collier Road in Orangedale. For more information on any of the programs and services at Trout Creek, please call Judy at 522-1611 or visit www.coasjc.com and click on the senior center tab. Healthy cooking tips for those with diabetesContributed by Kristin Mackery, Baptist Medical Center South Steam vegetables using a low-fat broth or water. Season foods with herbs and spices, vinegar, lemon juice or salsa instead of salt. Use lowor no-sugar jams instead of butter or margarine. Eat or cook cereal with skim milk or 1 percent milk. Use low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese or nonfat yogurt in place of full fat versions. Drink 100 percent fruit juice that has no added sugar. Eat chicken or turkey without the skin. Broil, roast, stir-fry or grill meats. Always buy lean cuts of meat. Use lemon or lime on sh and vegetables instead of butter or sauces. Buy whole-grain breads and cereals. Physicians and other experts can direct you to helpful resources that further cover meal planning, o er healthy recipes and cooking tips, suggest exercise programs, give you tips to manage you weight and more. Laura Rellihan RD, LD/N, at Baptist Medical Center South says, Healthy cooking can still be fun and creative throughout the holidays. It may even inspire you to lead a healthy New Year. Take a Very Merry Holiday Trolley tour camera). This event is sponsored by Gina Betbeze, RE/ MAX Specialists. Trolley tours are open to the public; non-CDD are welcome. Tickets are $3 for children aged three to 12; $6 for adults and free for age two and under. A reservation time is strongly recommended (6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. or 9:00 p.m.). Walk-ups will only be available if space permits. Finally, if you would like to nominate your street as JCP Best Street for Holiday Decorations, please email ldeblois@jcpcdd.org. Secret Elves will be canvassing the neighborhoods of JCP in early December to nd the best streets. One winning street will be chosen an Overall Winner and receive a trophy to be proudly displayed in the JCP trophy case for one year. For further information or to register for a Very Merry Trolley Tour, please go to www.jcpcdd.org.FCMS HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Maddie Ross, FCMS Student6 at Fruit Cove and the Wind Ensemble and the Beginning Band Winter Concert will take place at Fruit Cove on December 10. FCMS chorus also has a few performances. They will perform at the Jacksonville Landing on December 14 at 11:00 a.m. and also at Fruit Cove on December 18 at 6:30 performing their Winter Concert. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Science Fair this year. The projects were amazing! The winners from the miscellaneous category are Megan Wolf with rst place, Zachary Kowalski with second, Zachary Graves with third place and Paxton Threat and Andy Hart with Honorable Mentions. In the physical science category, Katelyn Grey took rst place, Hannah Savoldy got second, Danielle Haddock got third and Justin Barthel and Kyle Ricketson both got Honorable Mentions. In the life science category, James Carpenter won rst place, Madeleine Ross won second place, Ava Dubose won third and Audrey Dubose and Jack Jones both received Honorable Mentions. These winners will go on to compete in the regional science fair. Wish them lots of luck, everybody!A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Eastern Standard Time, residential lawn watering is limited to one day per week: Homes with odd number addresses: Saturday Homes with even number addresses: Sunday Nonresidential properties: Tuesday Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities. Water for no more than one hour per zone Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com Your ad could be in the next issue! Call Linda Gay today! 287-4913LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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Page 26, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com Merry Christmas and Happy New Yearfrom all of us atArt N Illusion Salon & Photography Studio!Thank you for your patronage and loyalty. Davidson Realty, Inc., the premier Jacksonville and St. Augustine real estate company, is pleased to announce it has nearly doubled its team of real estate agents since the beginning of 2012. Davidson Realty began the year with 22 Realtors, welcomed its 40th agent The holidays are right around the corner and tis the season for stringing the lights and trimming trees! Safety often takes the back burner around the holidays. Around this time of the year, we all tend to get caught up with family, friends and shopping malls. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, every year hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries relating to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees. Here are some key safety tips to consider when making this holiday season a merry one: Do not burn wrapping paper in a replace Be sure that your decorations are not blocking an exit way Never put tree branches in or near a replace Always only use non- ammable holiday decorations Keep all decorations a safe distance away from heat The Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics (JCLA) swim team is racing through a successful 2012 fall short course season. No matter the weather, Loggerhead swimmers diligently show up at practice, eager to dive in and challenge themselves to be the best they can be. As members of the Loggerhead team, young swimmers learn valuable lessons about sportsmanship and perseverance that will serve them well in all their future endeavors. The Loggerheads traveled to Ocala on October 19 through 21 to compete in the Central Florida Marlins fall meet held at the College of Central Florida. Top ve team times were swum by 8 and under girls Lizzie Ryan and Christine JohnsonRyan in the 50 breaststroke, 50 butter y and 100 Individual Medley and Johnson in the 50 butter y. Congratulations! On October 26 and 27, JCLA hosted its second annual Oktoberfest meet at the Julington Creek Recreation Center pool. Thanks to the dynamic leadership of the coaching sta and the dedicated e orts of dozens of parent volunteers, the meet was a perfect venue for Loggerhead swimmers to extend their hospitality to the visiting teams and to showcase their swimming skills. Three weeks later, Loggerhead Aquatics swimmers braved Loggerheads just keep swimming!By Contributing Writer Lorraine Herreros, Loggerhead Parent Advisory Committeecold and windy weather conditions to compete at the TYR IMX/IM Ready meet held at the Bolles School in Jacksonville on November 17 and 18. Despite the low temperatures, JCLA Loggerheads managed to turn in some fast times and have some fun with teammates while bundled up in their winter gear. Eighty-one JCLA swimmers have met the time standards to compete in the Gator Swim Club Holiday Classic meet at the University of Floridas Stephen C. OConnell Center in Gainesville on November 30 through December 2. Only swimmers who achieve qualifying times are eligible to participate in this prestigious event. Go Loggerheads!Realty company doubles team to achieve 40-agent milestone in early October and is continuing to grow. For more than 20 years, Davidson Realty has cultivated a strong market presence and earned a reputation as a premier employer in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. In fact, the company has been voted the #1 Best Place to Work in Northeast Florida by the Jacksonville Business Journal and the #2 Best Place to Work in Florida by Florida Trend. We have always practiced a belief that building a uni ed team culture and creating an environment in which everyone can thrive is the best way to go, explains Sherry Davidson, president of Davidson Realty, Inc. We have welcomed many great agents to our already strong Realtor base and even through the downturn of the housing market, I have been thrilled at the progress weve continued to make.Holiday decorating safety tips you can useBy Contributing Writer Meghan Bender, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation vents and space heaters Never leave holiday lights unattended; turn o lights before bed or leaving the house Do not use lit candles on a tree Avoid overloading electrical outlets; keep to three sets of lights per extension cord Never string lights while they are plugged in Always use non- ammable candle holders; place candles where they cannot be knocked down We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. These safety tips are brought to you as part of the prevention and education mission of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!287-4913We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.~Aristotle

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 27 LEARNING IS ALL AROUND. NOW ENROLLING!The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems Inc. 2009 License #C07SJ0053 ASK ABOUT OURFLEXLEARNING PROGRAM 100 Julington Plaza Drive Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. Students in Karen Ostrows eighth grade Advanced Language Arts class participated in the VFWs Patriot Pen essay contest. Students wrote essays describing what they would say to our founding fathers if given the opportunity. Students across the district were invited to participate and Swiss Point students took rst, second and The St. Johns River Farmers Market will receive donations of non-perishable food every week at the Saturday market in Alpine Groves Park from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through December. Recently St. Francis House in St. Augustine experienced food shortages so severe that the Food Pantry was forced to close temporarily. St. Francis House is the sole provider of shelter to the homeless between Jacksonville and Daytona.Hickory Creek Elementary PTO presented a Family Night on Thursday, November 8 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The evening out for families featured a spaghetti dinner, reading and math games and even prizes for the kids. For the more than 100 people who attended, each found plenty of food, fun and a wide variety of new learning experiences. The event began with an entertaining book reading. Participants then enjoyed a free spaghetti dinner with all types of sauces, rolls and butter, salad, drinks and an assortment of cookies and desserts. To help keep the children entertained, the tables were covered in paper so they could draw on them with crayons. This was a big hit for the kids as it kept them busy as they arrived and throughout the evening. After everyone nished Switzerland Point students excel in essay contestthird places. Winners were: First place: Sydney Wood ($100 and her essay will move to Regional competition) Second place: Nathan McCutcheon ($75) Third place: Nicole Leonard ($50) Congratulations!Farmers market is drop-o site for food donationsArthur Glaser, president of the North Florida Vendors Association, which sponsors the weekly market in Alpine Groves Park, said, At the market we can make it easier for market-goers and neighboring residents to contribute to this urgent food drive by receiving donations and transporting them directly to St. Francis House. We must all do what we can during this time of Thanksgiving and holiday; we cannot have people without food in St. Johns County.The Fruit Cove Middle School Jazz Ensemble recently performed at Alpine Grovaes Park. Merry Christmasfrom your friends at The CreekLine! Family night out at Hickory CreekBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argott, HCE PTOdinner, the games were opened up for play. The games did a great job disguising math and reading as fun stations to visit. Some game stations were hosted by older students and each volunteer was encouraged to pick a game that they enjoyed. The only other instruction given was to make it fun for the kids and reward those who tried. Some of the game stations that were included were: an estimation game, card games, Bingo, Scattergories, measurement and fractions, probability, statistics and many more. The children were awarded participation tickets for their work at playing and winning the games. There were baskets of prizes marked with di erent levels of tickets. The students really were excited about getting the tickets and having the cash-out prize store. Many teachers supported the event by leading the book read, serving food, guiding games and passing out fun math packets for the children to take home. With all the generous help from HCE teachers, sta and PTO families, the event was enjoyed by everyone who attended. Thank you to all who participated or helped in any way with Family Night! The CreekLineYOUR Community Newspaper nit y Ne e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e wspaper For more information on advertising: Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 28, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com Maybe youre thinking about changing careers. Or looking for a fresh start. Or want to go back to work doing something new and exciting. If so, wed love to talk. About how our full-time agents are backed up by a comprehensive support staff. And how were a family whos got each others backs. Wed love to tell you why Davidson Realty consistently nishes in the top ten real estate ofces in Northeast Florida. And explain why weve been recognized as the #1 Best Place to Work in Northeast Florida. But mostly wed just like to meet you, and see if youd be a good t for a company thats actually expanding. 904-940-5000 | DavidsonRealtyInc.com OUR trusted name.YOUR new career. TRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS. like us on Facebook Service Time: 10AM Location: Renaissance Resort @ World Golf Village 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine (904) 325-9647 Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready to be Inspired, Ignited & Illuminated by the Power of God. Come join us as we declare St. Augustine, the City of God. Pastor Anthony & Jessica Guadalupe REACH UP. REACH IN. REACH OUT. Service times: Sunday at 10 am Wednesday at 7 pm Cunningham Creek Elementary School REACHJAX.COM The Creeks Clash U11 Girls White team completed their inaugural season in the North Florida Fall Premier League with a rst place nish. In route to their 9 win, 0 loss, 1 draw record, these young ladies outscored their opponents 36-4. It was impressive to see how quickly this team came together and played as a team. Congratu-Creeks Clash U11 Girls White team earns rst placelations to Callie Beyer, Paola Camacho, Katelyn Crici, Cassie Duez, Amanda Gervais, Ashley Hagadorn, Amber Librizzi, Abby McKnight, Jessica Parker, Katie Scott, Noelle Smith, Halia Smithley Hannah Zona, Coach Mike Holzemer and Coach Sean Siebert. Special thanks to Michelle Holzemer for her support with the team. The Academy at Julington Creek, the areas top-rated early education provider and child care center, has appointed a new director to its growing sta Linda Carrabis has been named director of operations. Carrabis has more than 20 years of child care experience and has been a director the past eight years. Most recently she worked at Knowledge Universe in Ponte Vedra and previously worked as center director at Kindercare in Mandarin and in a similar position at Kindercare Local child care center appoints new directorof Ponte Vedra. At Kindercare in Mandarin, she was credited with managing its success, stability and safety. In her new position at The Academy Carrabis will be in charge of operations and management of the center, sta and programs. Linda is an experienced leader in early education, said executive director and Academy owner Lucinda Chapin. She is dedicated to the excellence we strive for at The Academy. The Academy at Julington Creek has the highest readiness score (96) of all comparable centers in the area. The score, measured by The Florida Department of Education, is applied to public school kindergarteners that have participated in a statefunded VPK (voluntary pre-K program). Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!EWLIs 2012 Leadership Roundtable continued with its successful luncheon series on Thursday, November 15 by welcoming Kathy Bravo, founder and CEO of JCP CARES. Bravo moved to Julington Creek Plantation 10 years ago from Houston, Texas. While in Houston, she owned her own small business for 11 years and worked in the oil and gas industry before that. When her son went off to college, she decided to change career directions and make a difference in the community. She and her husband left Houston and moved to St. Johns County. As she contemplated what she wanted to do with her new life in Florida, she began JCP CARES. It was started in 2007 and, to date, has generated more than $225,000 in charitable giving and donated more than 5000 community service hours to charities in St. Johns County. Bravo is married with a 28 year old daughter and 25 year old son. A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Eastern Standard Time, residential lawn watering is limited to one day per week: Homes with odd number addresses: Saturday Homes with even number addresses: Sunday Nonresidential properties: Tuesday Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities. Water for no more than one hour per zone Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com On November 3, 2012, Nease NJROTC cadets got involved in the community by helping out with Habitat for Humanity in St. Augustine. Sixteen cadets/adults helped out with homes by putting up interior walls, painting, and putting up porch beams. They also helped clean up the area. The cadets enjoyed helping out in the community for such a wonderful program.

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 29 FAITHCOMMUNITYCHURCH COMMUNITY CENTER3450 CR 210 West (next to Cimarrone)( 904 ) 287-3223www.fcctoday.net Candle Light Christmas Eve ServiceMonday, December 24th at 6 p.m. FAITHCOMMUNITYCHURCH You are invited to join us! I want cremation.$650Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 Celebration Lutheran Church LCMS Divine Service for Advent & Christmas Every Sunday ~ 9:00 am Bible Study/Sunday School ~ 10:45 am Midweek Advent Service December 5th, 12th, & 19th ~ 7:30 pm (Supper 6:30 pm) Epiphany Bonre ~ January 6th at 7:00 pm (Bring your Christmas trees.)~ Christmas Eve Services ~ 7:00 pm & 11:00 pm ~ Christmas Day ~ 10:00 am A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org St Francis In-The-FieldEpiscopal ChurchChristian Formation 9:00am Sunday Service 10:00amChildrens Chapel and Nursery Available895 Palm Valley Rd (1 mile east of US1)615-2130 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 St. Augustine Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Theodore K. Mathews, will present Christmas Re ections at the beautiful and historic Cathedral-Basilica in the heart of St. Augustine on Saturday, December 15 at 7:45 p.m. and Sunday, December 16 at 1:45 p.m. This is the rst concert of the 2012-2013 season and continues the tradition begun in 1948 under the leadership of William Dixon. The Community Chorus will be joined by the Saint Augustine Childrens Chorus under the direction of Kerry Fradley. The Jacksonville Concert Artists will provide the orchestral accompaniment, joined by Shannon McKay, the Cathedral-Basilica organist. The rst half of the program includes music revealing the Story of the Nativity: Away in a Manger, Journey of the Kings, Go Tell it on the Mountain and other re ective pieces: Mary Did you Know, Ave Maria, Child of God, among others. The second half of the program features highlights from Handels The Cassie Perrella, a senior at Nease High School, has been announced as one of 12 high school seniors across Florida to be selected as a nalist for Take Stock in Childrens prestigious Leaders 4 Life Fellowship, an innovative program created in partnership with the Asofsky Family Foundation. Take Stock in Children, a statewide non-pro t organization with a 17-year history of breaking the cycle of poverty by providing scholarships, mentors and hope, is a strong believer in the mission of this program, which is to enable these students to excel in a university environment by giving them the resources that empower them to develop their full potential as leaders for life. As a strong believer in supporting education for our youth, the Asofsky Family Foundation is honored to celebrate these remarkable Take Stock in Children scholars as nalists, said Mark Asofsky, founder of the Asofsky Family Foundation. All are topnotch students who deserve to be recognized for their achievements, and we are working to provide them with the tools necessary to become tomorrows great leaders. Perrella is one of 12 highly motivated scholars who are amongst several thousand high school students statewide bene ting from Take Stock in ChilFaith Newsthe 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 in 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.Christmas Re ections to be presentedMessiah. Jim Goodell will sing bass solos from the Messiah as a guest artist. The audience is invited to join the choir in singing the Hallelujah Chorus as well as other familiar Christmas Carols. Tickets for adults are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The price is $5 for children 12 and under and students (with ID). Advance tickets can be purchased from the Cathedral Bell Tower Shop, Music Matters, CNL Bank First Coast, Herbie Wiles Insurance, Anastasia Books, The Print Shop, Southern Horticulture, Carters Jewelry, Flowers by Shirley and online at the chorus website: www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org. For more information on adding your voice to the St. Augustine Community Chorus or one of their current and upcoming concerts, visit the chorus website: www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org Additional information is available from one of the two Community Chorus Directors: Ted Mathews at 794-5327 or Kathleen Vande Berg at 808-1904. Take Stock in Children student is announced as scholarship nalistdren. These twelve were selected based on their demonstration of strong leadership skills, moral character and academic success. These contenders will each be awarded a new Macintosh laptop computer for this accomplishment, and will now be required to submit a video essay to be reviewed by a state selection committee, which will select ve of the 12 who will ultimately receive a Leaders 4 Life Fellowship. These nal ve deserving students will be recognized during a special reception at Take Stock in Childrens annual State Leadership Conference slated for March 6 and 7 in Tallahassee, Florida. To learn more about Take Stock in Childrens Leaders 4 Life Fellowship program, or becoming a valued mentor or supporter, please visit www.sjcef.com.

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Page 30, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com State Farm, Home Ofce, Bloomington, IL0901020 Wishing you a tangle-free holiday.May all your days be merry and bright. A safe and joyous season to everyone. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.com Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.com 90 days Same As Cash through Dec. 31st. Own your OWN Water Softening System Call for a FREE water analysis287-0003www.AllFloridaSoftWater.com C C C C C C C C C C C C C C Glenn Copp, Local Business OwnerWARNING! Beware of Water Systems Companies that charge high prices & offer one time only pricing. 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Now this year recruiting could be a challenge. Aubrey, portrayed by Anna Camp, is the leader of the team. The all-male group is their yearly rivals and biggest competitors. For years, the Bellas have relied on their voices and stunning looks; this year the group has to regroup and it may be time to try new angles and ideas. Freshmen singers could bring just that to this group. New members Beca and Fat Im writing this just before Thanksgiving. The kids and I are at Mom and Dads house where we play, cook, eat, cook, read, play and cook some more. Im so grateful to have this relaxing break before the whirlwind of the holiday season falls upon me. Even as I write that, Im laughing. To consider a week where my family of eight squeezes into the two extra bedrooms in my modest childhood home and cooks in preparation for 30 more family members to descend on Thanksgiving, a break would indeed be laughable to some! But Im thankful! Im thankful for time set apart to enjoy my little family and my extended big family, too. Im thankful that building relationships is sacred in this family and we go to great lengths to develop, preserve and cherish the connection started by blood but made strong through sweat and tears, cooking and cleaning, laughing and playing. As I look forward to Christmas and the packed calendar between now and then, I choose Movie ReviewPitch PerfectDirected by: Jason Moore. Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin and Anna Camp. Review by T.G. Stanton Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5)Amy, played by Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, have attitude and di erent styles. Beca dreams of being a DJ and just does not get the college scene. She is only there because her father teaches at the university. The Bellas are guided by standards and some rigid rules that this new season and group may push to the limit, such as no dating the competition. Skylar Astin plays Jesse, a freshmen member of the rival group and a no-no rule of the Bellas. Beca and Jesse are friends and soon to be rivalswhat chance does romance have? Through trials and tribulations, the teams make it to the nals and it is anyones chance. Jason Moore directs this lm and blends many old and new songs and styles. This whole lm was a pleasant surprise even though I tried to avoid it. The cast was fun and entertaining, the music enjoyable and made you want to sing along. Rebel Wilson was hilarious at times and made all of the rules breakable. Anna Kendrick played Beca as rebellious and often confused as to where she wants to be and how she wants to get there; through nding her way, she helps the Bellas to the nals. Many of the other cast members have great voices and provided much comic relief to the stringent Bella rules. However, this is another lm that could have left the body uids elsewhere. This lm had me laughing and singing along. Enjoyable and one to watch again.Arbor Day tree giveaway in January Purposeful ParentingIts a Wonderful LifeBy Allie Olsento take this view: It may be a crazy time but I dont have to be crazy to my kids! Sure, parenting six children from two to 13 makes for a busy lifebut its a wonderful life. And Im setting the pattern for a lifetime of relationships with them. Youre likely reading this right in the middle of Christmas chaos. May I encourage you to evaluate the last month of your 2012 calendar? Fill your days with whats truly important. Ten years from now, the children wont remember if they unwrapped that one last toy youre scrambling to get but they will remember if holidays were lled with peace and laughter or Get in the car, were going to be late! Yes, its busy. But may the peace that passes all understanding guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus. Thats Philippians 4:7. But go ahead and take out your Bible and read Philippians 4:4-9. Itll be good for your soul! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 209-6190 We Need a Home! All adoptions are $60, which includes neutering/spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between CR 210 and Intl Golf Pkwy. Hours are 8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday and 9:00-12:30 on the last Saturday of each month. Bonjour! My name is Beaux. I am a 5 month old, male black & white short hair cat. I am current on all of my vaccines and I have already been neutered. I am a very loving pet, I play well with my fellow feline friends and most of all I like to lounge around the house.Hello! My name is Beasley. I am a 4 year old, brown & white male Beagle. I am current on all of my vaccines and I have already been neutered. I love to run and play, I walk very well on a leash and I know my basic commands of sit, speak, down & roll-over. (NewsUSA) Cooking without onions is like trying make a BLT without the tomatoits possible to ll the void with something else, but youll probably feel like youre missing something. Plus, now that its time to put on layers and nestle up to a re, winter recipes are abrewing and theyre full of tasty onions. Yellow onions, in particular, that are harvested during Winter recipes are knocking: Hello onionscold weather months are perfect for roasts, soups, slowcooked dishes and other winter favorites. Speci cally, yellow onions are ideal for these applications to help build avor pro les because of their robust, savory taste. Whether headlining a dish, such as French onion soup or playing a more subtle, supporting role, like Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!287-4913LG@rtpublishinginc.comWinter recipe cont. on pg. 31Mark January 18 on your 2013 calendar, for that is when the St. Johns County Master Gardeners will be giving away free tree seedlings at several local libraries. The giveaway locations this year are slated to be Hastings, Bartram Trail Branch and Southeast Branch libraries plus Bird Island Park at Ponte Vedra (in the Park) and the Walgreens near World Golf Village. This years trees in the giveaway are American Hornbeam, Pecan, Southern Magnolia, Chickasaw Plum and the Shumard Oak. To catch the commuters on the way to work, the giveaway starts at 8:30 a.m. and will last until trees are gone. Come early as trees go quickly!

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 31 ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTEROF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T 2012 Winter Breaks Speed, Strength, Agility & Quickness Developmental Camp Register NOW to secure your spot! www.CreeksSoccer.com Wednesday Friday, Dec. 26-28, 2012 Dont Miss Out Register TODAY!www.CreeksSoccer.com www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com St. Johns429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN342-4994Mandarin 292-0195 Follow us on Twitter @AtlasSportsMed Atlas Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine invites you:Why you should attend: Fall Risk Assessment Friday, January 25, 2013 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.Free and Open to the Public RSVP as spots are limited or call 342-4994 for more information. As the winter air starts cooling o in St. Johns County from the long heat of the summer months, chimneys are now burning all over town. None, however, have managed to kindle a re quite like the Creekside Knights football team. With the support of the Creekside Crazies, the varsity football team this year was able to make it to the playo game against Lake City. Even though we lost this game, the Knights fought the battle all the way through, with several injuries throughout the season. Way to play hard Knights! Our football team is not the only team that knows how to get things heated up. Both the boys and girls cross country teams headed o to States, where they came in 10th place. With the end of the fall football season, the dancers and cheerleaders prepare for the basketball season. The dancers were excited to show o their new uniforms for the 2012-2013 basketball seasons at a winter sports pep rally last month. With fall sports all wrapped up, winter sports get to add the bow to the best year of sports Creekside has yet to have! The girls soccer teams, both varsity and JV, are getting right down to business with their undefeated record thus far. They If you are a lawn care professional who applies fertilizer and you do work in St. Johns County, you are required, by county ordinance, to have GI-BMP certi cation in order to apply fertilizers. This will be a statewide requirement in 2014. Also, if The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail (RCBT) recognized Veterans Day weekend by lining the median just south of the Julington Creek Bridge with a row of high ying American ags to welcome residents home to St. Johns. Thank you to everyone who has ever served in uniform! Throughout the year the RCBT places an American ag in interested homeowners front yards for seven holiday weekends including Presidents Bartram Trail Rotary appreciates our veteransDay, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day/ Patriots Day and Veterans Day for a nominal annual fee subscription. Proud to be an American, each and every day. The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. For more information, please contact President Thomas Carroll at tfcarrollusmc@ gmail.com.Green industries best management practices training class in St. Johns Countyyou apply fertilizers in Duval County, you are required to have GI-BMP certi cation. This training class is for you! The class will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Extension O ce Wind Mitigation and Resource Conservation Building, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. The cost of the class is $25, which includes lunch and all materials. Preregistration is required by January 18; please call 2090430 to register. CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentare de nitely on their way to districts. Fleming Island will get to meet the wrath of Creekside Girls soccer on December 7, soon after followed by Bishop Kenny on December 10 and Bolles on December 17. Senior night for girl soccer players will be on December 11 at their game against Menendez. Varsity girls play at 7:20 p.m. and JV at 5:30 p.m., with these times holding true for every game day. The boys soccer teams may not have quite the same record as the girls with a loss against Ponte Vedra earlier in November. However, on December 18, they will have a rematch game at home, so be sure to come out and support the boys! The boys and girls basketball teams have also been warming up to the heat of the season as they prepare for a Shorecrest tournament over Winter break on December 27 through 29. The girls are also at hard work preparing for main rivalry games against Bartram at a home game on December 11. Come out and support the girls in bringing a win against the Bartram Bears. The more Creekside Crazies the better! The wrestling team also has a big Westside Kiwanis invitational coming up on December 15 at Bishop Snyder. They have all worked so hard to blow away any competition with the amount of conditioning and body build up they do in a regular week of training. Even though things are just starting to heat up with the winter sports season, our spring sports arent far behind them. With the boys and girls lacrosse teams already training, they are working towards their goal to bring Knight Time to Shark Week and keep an undefeated record. They have de nitely worked hard during their fall ball and summer season to achieve their goals. Track girls and boys teams have also started conditioning for their spring season. For those interested in joining the track team this year, come out for conditioning every Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00 till 8:00 in the morning. Lets keep the re burning, Creekside! The more practice and hard work we put into our training, the more success our athletes have achieved this year! Our favorite Creekside Crazy chant is the rollercoaster for a reason; we ght uphill battles and W-I-N! got news?editor@thecreekline.com Winter recipe cont. from pg. 30meatloaf with onions, this vegetable lends itself to a variety of uses, making onions about as exible as a yoga master. Regardless of how you use the staple vegetable, onions o er a great deal of nutritional value, and they are associated with lower risks of heart disease and cancer. Try out a new recipe from the National Onion Association; its easy, a ordable to make, and rich in cumin, onions and tomatoes. Pasta Italiano with Onion and Pork 1 1/4 pounds pork loin sirloin chops or pork shoulder blade steaks 2 teaspoons each ground cumin and chili powder 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion (10 ounces), cut into narrow wedges 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) Italian recipe stewed tomatoes 1 package (9 ounce) fresh linguini pasta Grated Parmesan and fresh or dried minced herbs Trim the fat from the chops or blade steaks. Trim the meat from bones and cut into small cubes. Dust pork with cumin and oregano. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and pork and saut until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Add tomatoes and heat. Cook linguine in boiling water about 2 minutes or as package directs. Drain and serve with pork-onion sauce on top. Sprinkle with cheese and herbs. Makes 4 servings. Find more recipes at www. onions-usa.org. 84 %of NW St. Johns County residents read The CreekLineCan you afford to miss these potential customers??Source: Circulation Veri cation Council. Residents in zip codes 32259, 32092 & 32095.

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The health professionals at the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville would like to remind everyone of the potential poisoning hazards that could threaten your holiday cheer. Bacterial food poisoning from mishandled food at parties can result in diarrhea, stomach pain and vomiting. These symptoms usually go away in 12 to 24 hours; however, severe and persistent symptoms, especially when accompanied by fever, can signal that medical attention is needed. Holiday decorations at this time of year often nd their way into a young childs or pets mouth. Likewise, alcoholic beverages left unattended at family parties have been known to change holiday cheer into a signi cant cause for concern. The Poison Center can be reached at 1-800-222-1222, 24 hours a day, to immediately help with any of these concerns or to answer questions about these holiday hazards. The following tips can help you to ensure a safer holiday season. Dont forget to remind your sleepover holiday guests to keep their medications up, out of reach and out of sight of young children! Do not thaw food at room temperature; this allows for bacterial growth. Thaw frozen food unwrapped in the refrigerator. Wash work areas, utensils and hands after contact with uncooked meat. Cook food carefully as to prevent salmonella. Salmonella is a common and widespread cause of food poisoning and is typically found in raw meats, poultry, eggs, milk, sh and their byproducts. Salmonella can only be destroyed by cooking food thoroughly to temperatures above 140 degrees. Refrigerate leftovers separately after the meal; room temperature is not su cient. Use leftover turkey, stu ng and gravy within three days of cooking. Although they are not fatal (as folklore depicts), poinsettias if consumed, can cause some stomach pain and even vomiting. Keep small children and pets away from poinsettias to keep the plant pretty and the kids and pets Dont let holiday hazards ruin your celebrationcomfortable. Antique ornaments might have hidden hazards. Be aware that some older ornaments may be decorated with harmful lead paints or contain poisonous liquids. Bubble lights may contain methylene chloride which is toxic if the liquid is swallowed. The use of arti cial snow can cause respiratory problems if not used in a wellventilated area. Angel hair, made of spun glass, is irritating to the eyes and skin. Be mindful of icicles or tinsel; both can be a choking hazard if put in the mouth. Lamp oils can be toxic if contents are swallowed and coughed/vomited into the lungs. Arti cial tree scents often contain alcohol and other irritants, and can be dangerous if swallowed or sprayed into the eyes. Tree preservatives, which may have dangerous levels of electrolytes and chemicals, should be kept away from children and pets. Clean up immediately following all holiday parties so that alcohol, cigarette butts and other potentially harmful items are not within reach of children who may imitate adult behavior. A small amount of alcohol can cause a childs blood sugar to drop to a dangerously low level. Sleepiness, seizures and breathing dif- culties can occur when a child swallows alcohol. Store all alcoholic beverages in a locked cabinet or up and out of reach and sight of children. Dont drink and drive. If you suspect a poisoning has occurred, or if you have questions concerning poisonings, immediately call the Poison Center Help Line toll free, 24 hours a day at 1-800222-1222 and a Specialist in Poison Information will assist you. Dont waste time searching the Internet; call the Poison Center for the right answer the rst time. High School ShowcaseDecember 17 3:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. W or ld Go lf V illage C onference C enter Academy Nights:Monday, January 14: St. Johns Technical HS at 5:30 p.m., St. Augustine HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17: Bartram Trail HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24: Pedro Menendez HS at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29: Nease HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31: Ponte Vedra HS at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5: Creekside HS at 6:00 p.m.All parents and students are invited to attend the High School Showcase, which will be an evening-only presentation this year. Learn about the high school academies and meet representatives from each high school. Then, plan to attend the Academy Night(s) of your choice at the individual high schools. (BPT) Remember the days when keeping track of your wallet and hiding packages in the trunk were all you had to do to ensure your holidays were safe and secure? Fast forward to 2012, when the National Retail Federation says nearly 52 percent of holiday gift-givers will be shopping online and staying secure requires more e ort. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a joint initiative of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, logged more than 300,000 complaints of online crime in 2011. The adjusted dollar loss of those complaints topped $485 million, the IC3 says. To avoid becoming an unhappy holiday statistic, consider these eight tips to help ensure your online shopping stays as safe as possible this holiday season: 1. Update your software. Before you start shopping, make sure your virus protection, antimalware and rewall software are all up to date, active, and set to update automatically. Check your browser to ensure its the most up-to-date version and if there are any security patches you should download. 2. Be a wary buyer. If an Eight important cyber security steps for holiday shopping onlineonline deal looks too good to be true, it usually is. Its unlikely youre really going to get a brand new iPad for just $10, so treat in ated o ers with a healthy dose of skepticism. Scammers will often o er these deals as a way to entice you to provide personal and nancial information that they can then use to steal your identity or your money. Be wary of the type of information requested for your purchase. While a legitimate seller will certainly need your credit card information and mailing address, theres never a reason why a merchant should need your Social Security or drivers license numbers. 3. Shop securely. Avoid sites that dont have clearly identi able protections in place. Web URLs should start with https (the s indicates secure) and look for a lock symbol toward the bottom of the page that indicates the online merchant has security software in place. Use credit cards for purchases rather than a debit card or bank transfer, as they offer additional layers of consumer protections for online shoppers. 4. Dont shop through emails. Clickable links in emails can be suspect and may take you to a page whose sole purpose is to collect your personal information. If you get a suspicious email o er purporting to be from a reputable vendor, bypass the email link, go directly to the vendor website and look for the deal on the merchants website. 5. Do your homework. Check The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperF or more information:Linda Gay Cyber security tips cont. on pg. 35

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 33 MandarinHearing and Balance Center Kim Perkins, CCC-A, AuD | Glenn W. Knox, MD, FACS12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste 516, Jacksonville, FL 32223904-292-9777 | www.doctorknox.com What Will Your Holidays Sound Like?The holidays are full of sounds you dont want to miss, especially those of your family and friends celebrating happy times together. If hearing loss has taken the joy out of your holiday season, call us today before its too late. We can help you reconnect to everything and everyone that makes the holiday season so special. Use your exible spending accounts before the end of the year! Jan Rowe All of your insurance under one roof904-260-681114985 Old St. Augustine Rd. Ste 117 Jacksonville Fl 32258 Auto Home Business Life you have insurance coverage. BUT DO YOU HAVE The Quincy University Womens golf team announced the signing of Destinee Campbell to a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period. Campbell lives in Saint Johns and will major in American Sign Language Translation and Interpretation. Campbell is the daughter of Neily and Jason Campbell and has one sibling, Zoe. Destinee is a huge addition to our growing program, says Head Coach Nick Myers. She has the ability to come in and compete right away. She has the work ethic and the physical capabilities. Im very excited to have Destinee join our family. Campbell has a long list of high school achievements including lettering all four years The cooler weather brings with it great scope for falland winter-grown vegetables and their culinary cousins, herbs. In November stores start bringing in beautifully trimmed rosemary bushes, shaped like Christmas trees. If you prefer a more natural approach to your small shrubs, look for untrimmed, less expensive, plants and you Herbs for Florida gardensBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASmay well nd they bloom in delightful shades of blue during the cooler months. There are both upright and trailing types. When used fresh from the bush, the spicy needle-like leaves are more tender than the dried herb. Cuttings root fairly easily, especially when taken with a heel of older growth. Sage is another perennial shrub-like herb, which comes in a variety of beautifully variegated leaf types in addition to the common grey-green version. As with rosemary, it does like good drainage and a sunny spot in the garden. During summer, however, afternoon shade is advisable. Take care not to cut this back hard to the wood, as it wont necessarily bush out again. For parsley, a biennial, try to obtain the Italian at leaf type, which is more tender and tasty than the curled leaf plant. To keep a good amount of leaf available for cooking, grow at least three plants. Thyme is a smaller woody perennial that grows well as long it has good drainage. The classic version, Thymus vulgaris, is the most common, but there are also variegated and lemon perfumed types. Fresh marjoram is a fair substitute for basil, once the latter has succumbed to cool weather, as it has a similar warm and slightly spicy avor. It grows about 12 inches tall when owering and spreads nicely. To round out the requirements for the mix of herbs used in a bouquet garni or mixed herb bunch you will need a bay leaf. This comes from the tree Laurus nobilis, which is often grown in a large pot to make it more manageable. Again, good drainage is important. This is a more expensive plant, but should last many years if you take good care of it. With a thoughtful choice of containers and using a good quality potting soil, these herbs can make a pretty vignette in a sunny spot near the kitchen door. For a variety of timely tips, check out duval.ifas.u .edu/ documents/nleafNovemberDecember.pdf.Bartram Trail High Schools swim team wrapped up their 2012 swim season last week with a 4 2 record. Coach Gina Aguilar brought 20 swimmers to the Regional meet in Pensacola on October 26 and had 12 swimmers continue on to the State Championship meet in Orlando on November 8. Go Bears! Pictured are BTHSs state championship swimmers and coaches: Assistant Coach Ed Tolisano, Harrison Howerton, Parker Von Stein, Patrick Brittain, Will Pettinger, John Brennock, Cortney McIntosh, Coach Gina Aguilar, Julianna Pettinger, Cameron Von Stein, Hannah Mooring, Rhiannon ODonohoe, Daniel Leahy, Randi Aguilar. Creekside golfer signs Letter of Intent in high school, being named All-Conference twice, being selected to the Florida Times Union All First Coast team, as well as being selected to the St. Augustine Record team. O the course, Campbell is part of the National Honor Society, American Sign Language Honor Society and treasurer of the Futures Teachers Club. Im very pleased with the direction our program is headed, adds Myers. From our current players, now to Destinee, we are going to continue to improve and compete at a higher level. The QU Womens golf team continues their season starting March 23 at the Perry Park Spring Fling Regional in Perry Park, Kentucky.

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Page 34, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com 12795 San Jose Blvd., Suite 8 Fresh Market Shopping Center 904-551-6970Happy Holidays! Bring the family to Old School Barber Shop this holiday for salon quality cuts at barber shop prices! s a $4 oOld School Barbershop We would like to thank everyone that has donated through our wonderful organization. If your New Year's resolution is to get more involved in the community, we would love to have you at our next meeting on 1/15/13. This year we have generated almost $70,000 in charitable giving and more than 1100 service hours. Since we began we have generated more than $300,000 in charitable giving and 6000 service hours. For more information please visit our website at www.jcpcares.org, become a fan on facebook or contact us at kbravo@jcpcares.org.2013 Charities:1st QuarterDog Day Afternoon benefiting S.A.F.E. (Save Animals from Euthanasia)2nd QuarterSummer Fun Backpacks benefiting St. Johns County Homeless Student Program and Habitat for Humanity Women's Build3rd QuarterBook Drive benefiting Early Learning Coalition4th QuarterHEAL (Healing Every Autistic Life), Annual Food Drive and Annual Giving Tree Program ( 904 ) 509-9760www.zumbamania.comZumbamania PresidentSonia I. Hazelgren2245 CR210 Ste 101Across from Winn DixieCome Zumba with: Sonia I Hazelgren and her team! ZUMBA FITNESS Time for your New Years Resolution!! Zum bam ani aP res ide nt 2 2 4 5 FIRST CLASS FREE! Effective, Rewarding and its fun! 2 1 0 S t e Congratulations to the Creeks Boys U 12 Premier Blue team that won the Savannah Adidas Cup Tournament during the November 10 11, 2012 weekend. Led by Coach Nelson Quintanilla, the team went undefeated in pool play. In the rst game, the team beat the Coastal Georgia SSA Rover. The defenders and goalie (Matt Morgan) held the other team to one goal. The o ense put four goals in the net to help secure the victory. The nal score was 4 1. In the second game against NASA Wave, the defenders and goalies (Morgan and Davis White) held the other team to just one goal with the o ense putting nine goals in the net. Jimmy Dwyer scored a hat trick (three goals) with Brandon Marchand and White each scoring two goals. The team had a number of strong passing plays and ball control with the play of Tony Solis, John Mason and Herbie Steigelman. In the third game against the Fire, the team had another victory by the score of 4 2. The score at one point in the game was 2 2. The team pulled ahead with two second half goals to secure the victory. Marchand scored a hat trick in the game. The team was led by strong mid eld play by River Guthrie, Oscar Aguilar and Zack Hiler. Defensive players Jack Leonard, Matthew Wolf and J.J. Alligood helped protect the goal and lead the team to victory and onto the championship game. In the championship game, the team played its toughest and closest game against the Coastal Georgia SSA Rover. The opponent was eager to avenge the loss from the rst game and played a very competitive game against the team. The score went back and forth until the last part of the second half when Nick Creeks Boys U-12 Premier Blue team wins Savannah Adidas CupBy Contributing Writer David Wolf, Team Manager, U-12 Boys Premier BlueBinghi scored the winning goal to help the team secure the victory and championship. Coach Q was impressed with the passing, ball control and foot skills of the players. Most of the goals were scored by a combination of passes. On defense, the players did a nice job of playing rst defender and second defender. In addition to Coach Q, the team was coached and trained during the season by Coach Nizam Emamdie, trainer Oscar Aguilar and trainer Josh Kroetz. Coach Q was very proud of the teamwork and sportsmanship displayed by the boys. He also appreciated the support and encouragement of the parents. Guthrie and Leonard were named tournament MVPs for the team. The tournament was a great success for the team and Creeks Soccer. It was a wonderful and tting way to end the season for the team on Veterans Day weekend. Coach Q, the head coach and veteran of the Marines, proudly received the trophy for the team and thanked the boys for their e ort and skills out on the eld. Brandon Marchand, John Mason, Zack Hiler, River Guthrie, Jack Leonard, Herbie Steigelman, Matthew Wolf, Jimmy Dwyer, Tony Solis, J.J. Alligood, Davis White, Nick Binghi, Oscar Aguilar, Matt Morgan and Coach Nelson Quintanilla Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call us at 287-4913 or email at LG@rtpublishinginc.com to reserve an ad today! 24 hour crisis hotline: (904) 824-1555 Betty Grif n House of St. Johns County

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Email resume to humanresources@oastaug.com or fax to 904 209 1035.out an unknown vendor through reputable online resources like the Better Business Bureau. Look for consumer complaints. Check out consumer review sites to see what others have to say about the vendor. 6. Save your backup. Save receipts, order con rmations and order numbers. This information can help you if you dont receive the merchandise youve paid for and need to pursue it with the company or le a consumer complaint. 7. Shop on a trusted network. Keep your online shopping activities con ned to networks you know are secure such as your own secured home wireless network. Be careful using public networks or Wi-Fi hotspots for your online shopping; they may be easier for hackers to access. 8. Keep an eye on your credit. Unfortunately, holiday shopping and identity theft go hand in hand these days. Throughout the holiday season, pay especially close attention to your credit accounts. 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Page 36, The CreekLine December 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 Ofce!Pam Horan Licensed Property ManagerDottie KrinerLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-Kelley, CAMRegional ManagerKathy MayeldLicensed Property ManagerDeborah AlleyLicensed Property Manager904-940-1002 Laura QualantoneCo-Regional Mgr. 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 As the holidays quickly approach us, nding the perfect gift for certain people can sometimes be a di cult task. It seems that there are always some who are a little harder to please or those who seem to already have everything they need. If you have any such person on your shopping list and they happen to be an angler, then your shopping just got a whole lot easier. No matter how well equipped the sherman, woman or child is that you are shopping for, the possibilities of gift ideas are practically endless. Fishing apparel, equipment, accessories and tackle are all di erent categories that you can choose from while shopping for that holiday gift for that shing person. Fishing apparel isnt just for shing anymore as it has become quite popular as casual wear. There are many varieties of shing shirts, t-shirts, sh-Winter is here! The temperature is dropping and Neases athletes are still training. Soccer, basketball, wrestling and girls weightlifting are the sports that have now begun. Cross country, which has had a great season, continued as boys and girls both went to Regionals. Juniors Alyssa Rodale and Karen Xiang placed in the top 20 spots. The girls made it to state, which was Saturday, November 17 and Xiang made the third spot at Neases coveted Top Thirty board. The team nished ninth overall and it was a great victory for the ladies. Some of the runners are now considering running the Footlocker race, a national race. The soccer team has been doing well, too. The boys team won their rst few games and stands strong against rivals like Ridgeview and Pedro Menendez. The girls had a bumpier start, but with Coach Jamie Beck, they still ght a erce battle against all their opponents. New at Nease is the Athlete of the Month Award. With Sports Council and athletic director Ted Barbato, coaches nominate a player who has shown outstanding character and teamwork, The TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl will be played at EverBank Field on January 1, but there are several events related to the game that will be happening in December beginning with the team selection party on Sunday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. in the East Club at EverBank Field. The competing teams will be selected from the Southeastern Conference and the Big Ten. They will likely arrive in Jacksonville on the day after Christmas and each team will have its own outing for the players at Latitude 30 on Philips Highway. The Big Ten team will have its event there on December 27 and the SEC team will have its event there on December 28. There will also be a breakfast sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on the morning of December 29 at First Baptist Church downtown. The coaches and players from both teams will be in attendance along with area youth and members of the local business community.Local Sports SceneBy Chad CushnirOn New Years Eve, the Gator Bowl Parade will be held downtown. There will also be a luncheon with the players and coaches from both teams at the Hyatt downtown. Each team will have a pep rally at the Jacksonville Landing and there will be a 5K run that starts at 10:00 a.m. at The Landing. For more information on all of these events, visit GatorBowl.com. The Jacksonville Bank Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K will be held on Sunday, December 16. All races will start and nish at The Bolles School. The marathon course takes the runners south towards the Julington Creek Bridge before they turn around and head back to The Bolles School. For more information on this race and all other races, visit 1stplacesports. com. The nal two homes games of the Jaguars season will be on December 9 against the New York Jets and December 23 against the New England Patriots. The Jacksonville Giants basketball team returns for its third season. Last year, the Giants won the American Basketball Association championship. Several members from last years squad are returning including Jermaine Bell, Currye Todd and Raines High School graduate Matt Fields. Shaquille Johnson, a Lee High School grad, is one of the new members of this years team. The Giants open their season with a home game against the South Carolina Warriors on Saturday, December 8 at Veterans Memorial Arena. For more information on the Giants, visit JacksonvilleGiants.com.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkaing shorts and pants that can be worn out on the boat or out on the town. Caps and hats are always needed to help battle the Florida sun along with a good pair of polarized sunglasses. Without shing equipment you cant sh. Although shing equipment is something that can vary greatly, it all begins and ends with your rods and reels. The most common types of rods and reels used for our local shing would be baitcasters for bass and spinning out ts for lake, inshore or surf and pier shing. The size rod and reels will depend on how they are being used. Most any sporting goods store or tackle shop can help you with your selection. Without the right accessories, a shing trip can easily turn into a disaster. Fishing pliers, let knife, knife sharpener, electric let knife, sh scale, sh ruler, tackle box, hook remover, bait bucket, net and cast net are all items that will be used and appreciated. You cant go wrong with tackle as a gift choice as tackle constantly needs replenishing. Hooks, line, sinkers, oats, lures and more are always needed to keep a tackle box up to date. Choosing the right tackle will depend on the types of shing your angler does most. With thousands of shing items to choose from, the shing person on your shopping list should be easily taken care ofbut just in case you are still not sure, a gift card will do just ne. Fishing Report: Lack of rain and Northeast winds are helping bring the salinity back up in the river. Look for weak sh around downtown markers 1, 3 and 5. Red sh around docks and pilings. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentboth inside and outside school. A boy and girl are selected and are featured on Wired (Neases daily news show) and are displayed on the marquee in front of the school. This past month, November, was the rst month of awards, given to seniors August Kim (for golf) and Ulysses Bryant (for football). They were both surprised and very happy about the award. This honorable recognition will not go to everyone, but for those who will excel beyond the expectations of their sports team, it is a great way to honor Neases incredible athletes. Girls and boys basketball has also just begun. The boys team has had just two pre-season games and has a 1-1 record. Andrew Holness, a senior, said, I think were going to do really well this year and hopefully make it to districts. The rst two pre-season games have helped us to get the chemistry we need as a team to go far in the rest of the season. The boys work very hard and their work will pay o in the season.With the thermometer dropping, the intensity rises as the winter sports are in full swing. Nease athletes work hard and their dedication allows them to rise to the top. Come out to support all our new season sports! Reserve advertising space for the January Issue Start 2013 o with a NOW287-4913sales@thecreekline.comBANG!!!Best Wishes for the Holidays!Linda GayAdvertising SalesWishing you and yours A season lled with all that brings you happiness. Thank you for the opportunity To work with each and every client. Your business and support is appreciated!

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www.thecreekline.com December 2012 The CreekLine, Page 37 Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated www.DigitalER Digital ER FREEPhone Casew/ screen repairNot to be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/12 $15 OFFIPhone Screen RepairNot to be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/12 Serving nearly 600 players in St. Johns, Creeks Football League (CFL) met some impressive milestones during the 2012 season. CFL elded 12 teams this year, with three teams earning the title of Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner Football Conference City Champions. The Junior Midget Gold team, with head coach Don Abbey and Jr. Pee Wee Gold team, with head coach Angelo Vespi, advanced as winners of the North division for the Pop Warner Southeast region. This is a rst for CFL and great honor for the dedicated coaches, players and parents. Congratulations to the Jr. Midget football team, with team members Kolby Abbey, Benjamin Boettiger, Sam Bradley, Daniel Breen, Connor Carter, Nicolaas De Jong, Ethan Hale, Kenneth Hilbert, Jesse Hooper, Xavier Hutchinson, Joshua Kaszanits, Andrew Klopman, Ian Leathem, Kyle McCrone, Richard McManus, Emilio Mohr, Connell Star brite Corporation, maker of the popular Star Tron enzyme fuel treatment and an extensive lineup of boat care and maintenance products and professional bass angler Patrick Pierce have announced a Local angler secures sponsorshipWest Point cadets home for Thanksgiving Josh Cooksey, Ryan Evans and Marshall Malone with Kurt Musser, president of the NE Florida Parents Association. Cadet Marshall Malone, 2011 Creekside graduate, returns to his alma mater to speak to students about The United States Military Academy at West Point. multi-year title sponsorship agreement. Pierce will be representing Star brite and Star Tron on the Bassmaster Southern and Northern Open Series and the Professional Anglers Association (PAA) Tournament Series for 2013. About the deal, Gregor Dornau, executive vice president at Star brite said, We have been looking for the right opportunity to step into the bass tournament world. Patrick is a grass roots angler that has steadily worked his way through the ranks to the professional level, much the same as we have grown Star brite from a small car polish company to a global leader in marine, automotive and recreational vehicle care products. We are thrilled to be represented by an angler that shares our no short cuts attitude and commitment to constant improvement. In addition to running the Star brite/Star Tron Triton 21 HP and matching tow vehicle on the tournament trails, plans are being made for a full program of promotional appearances and special events in conjunction with the Bassmaster Classic and select PAA, Bassmaster Open and Bassmaster Elite Series events. For more information, please visit www. PatrickPierceFishing.com.Editors Note: Readers of The CreekLine may recall that Patrick Pierce, husband of Julington Creek Elementary School second grade teacher Lara Pierce, was instrumental in the annual Kids Fishing Program held for a number of years at JCE. Pierce donated his time with this project, designed to develop students interest in biology, ecology, conservation and outdoor recreation.Creeks Outlaws win North Division title for Pop WarnerBy Contributing Writer Leigh Davis Jr. Midget football team Jr. Pee Wee football teamOberman, James Omlor, Seth Paliana, Thomas Slavin, Zach Thomas, Jonathan Walter, Don Waters. Coaches are Don Abbey (head coach), Scott Bradley and Jon Hale and the team mom is Denise Hutchinson. Congratulations also to the Jr. Pee Wee football team, comprised of Benjamin Anderson, Logan Blazejowski, Nick Bowser, Shane Calhoun, Logan Cavanaugh, Clayton Chambers, Ian Cooper, James Delamielleure, Garrett Denny, Hunter Dumond, Joseph Governara, Cory Grossman, Clarke Hamilton, Ralph Hamilton, Gri n Helm, Jerome Jolly, Kole Keene, Parker Leonard, Spencer Lofgren, Noah Mixon, Ryan Piersza, Connor Richardson, Daniel Slavin, Brandon Vespi. The team is coached by Angelo Vespi (head coach), Paul Blazejowski, Brad Denny, Greg Helm, Ike Keene, Robb Muley and Ralph Hamilton and the team moms are Pam Bowser and Kelly Helm. Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine!

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Page 38, The CreekLine December 2012 www.thecreekline.com If youre looking for a one-of-a-kind learning environment for your one-of-a-kind child, tour the newly re-imagined DuBow Preschool. Call now for a tour 904-268-4200, ext 143www.dubowpreschool.org info@dubowpreschool.orgLic. C04DU0526The regions best preschool hands down. (Or in this case, hands up.) Saturday, November 17 was a longliterally 24 hour day for members of the Nease Panther Pride Band, sta and chaperones as they attended the Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) State Championships at the Tropicana Dome in St. Petersburg. Bleary-eyed student musicians boarded the bus in the wee hours of the morning for the four hour trip. They wouldnt return until very early in the morning on Sunday. With a performance time of just after 9:30 a.m., the band headed almost immediately into warm-ups upon arrival in St. Petersburg. When it was time to perform in preliminary competition, adrenaline kicked in and the band had one of their best runs of their show this season. An overall score of 87.71 insured the band a sixth place nish in the very competitive Class 4A. According to band director Michael Johnson, I always try to push the kids to receive new ideas and concepts. I also push them to new levels of success musically and conceptually. This year was no exception and in true Nease fashion, we proved that we are a true force to be reckoned with. I am very proud of the e orts of these young people. It is great to see Nease Panther Pride Band dazzles at state competitionBy Martie Thompsonthem grow from the summer all the way to State. The band, which specializes in competitions, quali ed for state via their high level performances of their 2012 show entitled Nightscapes at FMBC regional events at Santa Fe High School in October and North Marion High School in early November. The show featured a whimsical mash-up of the familiar and unexpected, with songs such as Paint the Night with Stars by Enya, Airplanes by B.o.B., Fallin by Alicia Keys, Beethovens Moonlight Sonata, Starry Starry Night and even the refrain from When You Wish Upon a Star. The emphasis for this years show was placed on not trying to tell a story but to convey a general idea. The show was originally meant to about the night sky and all that goes along with that, Johnson shared. In addition to this exciting musical score paired with skilled individual and ensemble marching maneuvers, the show featured the highly accomplished Nease Color Guard with their ags, ri es and sabres as they add visual interest and pizzazz to the show. Johnson explained, Marching is no easy feat if you are a band like ours. We are truly a band constantly on the move. Even when in a stationary form, we are using body motions that range from horn pops, modern dance moves, to going to our knees and leaning back while continuously producing a beautiful sound. This adds to the di culty of program and to the execution of these e ects. This is the third consecutive year that the Nease Panther Pride Band has quali ed for and attended the state competition, with prior nishes of ninth place in Class 4A in 2010 and fth place in Class 5A in 2011. Also this season, the band was awarded straight Superior ratings at the FBA Music Performance Assessment in November. Johnson concluded, We are fortunate to have great middle school directors at Pacetti Bay Middle (Charlie Rankin), Landrum Middle (Sarah Sacharski) and Fruit Cove Middle (Don Isabelle.) Nease Band has at least one student from each of the middle schools in St. Johns due to the draw that our school has for its academic, artistic, and athletic departments. It is also important to recognize the value of having an extremely professional, supportive principal who nds great value in the arts and in the band speci cally. Mr. Dresback can often be seen watching and listening to our rehearsals during the week and cheering us on at the games or with well wishes for our competitions. Pacetti Bay Middle School participated in the 10th annual Food Fight food drive. This event was held from November 5 through 9 and was sponsored by Second Harvest North Florida. Middle schools and high schools in St. Johns County competed to see which school could collect the most pounds per student. For every $1 donated, Second Harvest was able to generate six meals. Second Harvest and The St. Francis House split the donations 50/50. Pacetti Bay Student Council ran the food drive and encouraged students to donate canned goods. Overall, the drive was very successful. With all the cans and money collected, PBMS was able to donate over 4,200 canned items!Pacetti Bay donates for Food Fight

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Page 8 DCE archaeology Page 11 Community education Page 13 Students sel ess act Page 15 BTHS Happenings Page 16 Crochet group Page 18 SPMS honors veteransPage 20 HCE food & coat drive Page 22 Mill Creek fall carnivalPage 24 Boy Scout Troop 280 Page 28 Creeks Clash U11 girls Page 29 Faith News Page 31 CHS Sports Page 33 Gardening Page 36 Fishing Report Page 37 West Point cadets Page 38 Nease Band at State Volume 12, Issue 12 December 2012The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 On November 25, the winners of the second annual Patriotic Essay and Poster Contest, held by the Knights of Columbus Ave Maria Assembly, hosted the residents of Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home for a cake and punch party. This has become a much anticipated event by the residents of the home. The students from San Juan Del Rio Catholic School not only participate in the contest held in honor of Veterans Day, but get the honor of sharing their thoughtful work with those who have served. When the activity was The seniors annually kick o their school year by participating in the Greater Jacksonville Fairs Art Exhibit. This year their Project RunwayŽ dress design challenge was to construct a wearableŽ garment out of co ee “ lters. Their challenge was handed out to them prior to their summer break and some teamsŽ utilized their down time to design and begin their show stopping dresses. Seven garments were completed by teams of students from the Level 4 Class and were ready to be shown and compete Hello World! Aloha! Osi-yo! Ol! Bonjour! ¡Hola! Hallo! Hei! Jej! Ciao! Guten Tag! Zdracvstvuite! Shalom! Sawubona! Jambo! Namast! Konnichiwa! Julington Creek Elementary School celebrated Where are We All From??Ž JCEs sixth annual Multicultural Event. Music teacher Kathe Isabelle, art teacher Linda McAnarney, kindergarten teacher Marie Woodard, Julington Creek sta and PTO representatives Linda Piscatella, Suzanne Clark and Brenda Padilla combined e orts to continue this success-Julington Creek celebrates world’s culturesContributed by Ingrid Jones, JCE Enjoying the festivities were students Eduardo Clark and Brendan Padilla.ful annual occasion. This was an opportunity for families to meet new friends and get reacquainted with their Julington Creek family. The evening program was “ lled with international singing, dancing and presentations in the cafetorium. The hallways of Julington Creek Elementary School were lined with colorful student posters representing the students ethnic backgrounds. Posters were made primarily by “ fth graders and they were Essay and poster contest winners share with veterans at special partyBy Karl Kennellannounced over the homes public announcement system the residents wheeled out of their rooms en masse and made their way to the caf. This year the response was so great that residents over” owed into the hall outside of the room. Each winner was announced to the gathered residents by Ashleigh Bradley, seventh and eighth grade language arts teacher at the school. Braving their shy nature, each student approached the front of the room to read their winning essay or describe their winning poster. The contest is divided into four groupings. For the lower grades the subject of their posters was Honoring Our Veterans.Ž Poster Division One included posters from grades one and two. The winners were: “ rst place, Isabella Lanza; second place, Lily Lupinski; and third place, Samantha Criscuolo. Poster Division Two were from grades three and four. The winners were: “ rst place, Dominic Bucca and second place, Nicholas Bradley. The upper grades were tasked with writing essays on the subject How can we recognize our veterans for their service and sacri“ ces.Ž The Division One winning essay was by Matthew Bradley. In Essay Division Two, grades seven and eight, the winners were: “ rst place, Connor Dailey; second place Jackie Knaler; and third place, Annalise Fiore. The students really put their hearts into their work. Second place winner Jackie Knaler expressed a special reality in her entry, You might see the retirement home as a place for elders to spend the rest of their life in, but for me, it reminds me of a history book Winners visit veterans cont. on pg. 22Bartram Trail’s Fashion Academy seniors have a very busy fallBy Donna Keathley Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call us at 904-287-4913 or email at LG@rtpublishinginc.com to reserve an ad today!in the fairs activities. The “ nished products went from long to short to angler in length and the bust lines were all over the page with strapless, halter and spaghetti styles utilized. The Interior Design students o ered to designŽ the booth to add a touch of professionalism to the presentation. They spent the Monday prior to the fair opening placing the girlsŽ and getting them properly numbered and ready for the competition and show. They even installed a Hollywood-style Red CarpetŽ for a fun, appealing look to the presentation of the dresses. The competition between the teams was tough, as cash prizes are supplied by funds from the fair. Hours upon hours were spent cutting, curling and BTHS Fashion Academy cont. on pg. 35 JCE multi-cultural day cont. on pg. 5

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Page 4, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com By Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 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 Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value ThePerfectPackage! Luxury Bus Service To and from the Times-Union Center, leaving from St. Johns and Mandarin.Pre-concert DinnerPrix Fixe Dinner at Omni, Bistro Aix or River City Brewing Co. Premium Concert Seats $75 per person with dinner Tax and gratuity included.Bus Pick Up: Winn-Dixie at CR 210 and I-95 Food Lion at 13 and Racetrack Rd. San Jose and Marbon Rd. JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRALuxury Bus to theSymphony For information call 904.356.0426 JaxSymphony.org I LOVE A PIANO II Sat., Jan. 19, 2013 AMADEUS Sun., Mar. 3, 2013 (Matinee) NEIL SEDAKA Sat., Apr. 13, 2013Weve made it easy. Ideal packages for that special night. Makes a great gift! Bring your group or organization. One simple call and we take care of the rest. Celebrate a special occasion with a Hotel Getaway Package .Join the Conversation Follow @jaxsymphony Also AvailableThe Hotel Getaway Package!Hotel/Concert Packages For 2 From $169! 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 at the Trout Creek Senior Center. To volunteer or for more information, please call Ginny Draper at 209-3686 or email gdraper@stjohnscoa.com. 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. 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. Every year, many members of our community o er to help a senior in need at Christmastime. In an e ort to provide the best possible service to our community elders every day of the year, the Council on Aging would like to propose Christmas throughout the Year.Ž Christmas throughout the YearŽ includes a fund that is available all year long! By making a donation to this fund, you could sponsor a senior for meals on wheels, in home health services, therapeutic adult day care at Sunshine Center or any of the many needs that arise for an older person so many times throughout the year. Now you can play Santa all year long! Call Becky at 209-3685 to learn how. Habitat for Humanity of St. Augustine/St. Johns County is in desperate need of volunteers to help on the construction site each Friday. The organization is also in need of assistance in the Habitat o ce, on a committee and on the build sites on periodic Saturdays. No skill is necessary. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to participate. If interested, please contact Candy Radford at 8263252, ext. 2006 or at cradford@ habitatstjohns.org. 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. 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 o ers free tobacco cessation classes! The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and provide a free workbook as well as free nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge and gum) to assist tobacco users in their quit attempt. Please call us today at 482-0189 to register for one of our upcoming Quit Smoking NowŽ classes in St. Johns County. You will be glad you did! On November 20, 2012, your Board of County Commissioners changed once again as Rachael Bennett and Bill McClure joined me as we raised our right hand to take the oath of o ce administered by Judge Michael Traynor: I do solemnly swear that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States and of the State of Florida; that I am duly quali“ ed to hold o ce under the Constitution of the State, and that I will well and faithfully perform the duties of County Commission which I am now about to enter, so help me God.Ž We then joined Commissioners Sanchez and Morris and for the “ rst time in months we were back to a full “ ve-member board. Our challenges for the next four years include focusing on job growth and a stronger local economy; improved transparency and accountability to our citizens and keeping up with roads and facilities to support our growing county. I am writing this at Thanksgiving and I am indeed thankful for all who have contributed to make sure St. Johns County is a great place to live and work by investing their time, talent and treasure in St. Johns County. I am grateful that we are the state headquarters for the National Guards and for the pioneers and families who have called St. Johns County and Northeast Florida home for generations. It is an honor to serve this county. St. Johns County holds a special place in the hearts of our residents, visitors and Floridians throughout the state. I have now served alongside 15 di erent county commissioners, three county administrators and two county attorneys in just eight years. I am grateful for them and the public servants who answer our calls for help, who make sure the water works when we turn the faucet, that our garbage is hauled and our toilets ” ush. For the judges who enforce our laws, the mediators who solve disputes and the election workers who make sure every vote counts and the teachers who help our children master algebra and learn to read. We are truly blessed to live in one of the best places to live, work and raise a family. Thank you for your trust in allowing me to serve you. Please do not hesitate to call if I can be of assistance. The board and I count on your input to make sound decisions and I look forward to hearing from you. Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah! Feliz Navidad!Whats New cont. from page 1 Whats New cont. on page 6 The CreekLine For more information on advertising: Linda Gay904-287-4913 € lg@rtpublishinginc.com For more information on advertising: Linda Gay 904-287-4913 € lg@rtpublishinginc.com From the Commissioner’s Desk

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, Chariman, St. Johns County School Board Dog Days & Cat Naps Loving Pet Care since 2000!904-315-7531 Looking for a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker? www.DogDaysCatNaps.com Florida Crane & Tree Rodney Willis, Owner Teeth enamel discoloration can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to your teeth. Some of the more common causes of teeth discoloration are red wine, coffee, tea, sodas or cigarettes. Teeth whitening can be used to correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the yellow and brown staining that builds up over the years. Teeth whitening is an easy solution with lasting results and minimal steps. The dentist creates a custom mouth tray for the patient before the patient embarks on the teeth whitening regimen at home. The custom tray is a critical component of the treatment. It ensures that the correct amount of whitening solution is used ant that the patients teeth are properly exposed to the whitening solution, without causing damage to the gums. A home whitening session can last for a few hours or you may keep the tray in overnight, it all depends on level of whitening the patient desires. Many patients have their teeth whitened to improve their appearance. Whiter teeth are associated with a youthful and healthier lifestyle. When patients have a brighter smile, they tend to smile more often and are less self-conscious. In addition, a whiter smile tends to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles, giving a way to a younger and energetic look. A whiter smile gives patients a friendlier appearance and a focus for all to look at. Have a beautiful smile for the holidays !! Call the ofce for our holiday whitening specials for you or a loved one, its a great gift for the holidays.Brighten Your Smile for the Holidays287-0033 www.garidental.com Ask the senior citizen who lives alone on a limited income and receives a visit from a caring volunteer each day with a home cooked meal. They are nourished, not only by the delicious food, but by the companionship these volunteers bring. Ask parents who are able to work because their children attend a licensed child-care center where a school readiness curriculum helps prepare their youngster for a lifetime of educational success. Ask the mom and dad who observe their kids thriving and learning leadership, citizenship, and character building skills through after school, weekend and summer programs. Ask the rape victim who is given guidance and emotional support or the battered mother who truly gets another chance at life, not only for herself, but for her children. Ask the person who was successful at breaking out of the grip of drug or alcohol dependency. Ask the unwed pregnant teenager who has a safe place to live, medical care and good nutrition while obtaining her high school diploma. Ask the unemployed adult who received dental care and can now apply for a job with a smile and con“ dence. Ask the parent who can “ nally read bedtime stories to their children because of volunteer reading tutors. The United Way of St. Johns County o cially launched this years campaign on August 27, 2012. Our goal is to surpass the $1,286,000 raised in the previous years campaign. Since The United Way does not receive government funding or tax dollars, we depend on your contributions. The dollars we raise come from our generous residents, businesses, employee groups and special events in St. Johns County. The dollars come from people like you. We are pleased that we are already 50 percent to our goal! But our work is far from done and we need your help. So, we ask you for your support or your continued support. If you can give to our fundraising campaign, wed be thankful. If you commute to work outside of our county where a United Way employee campaign is o ered and you mark on your pledge card, Designate to United Way of St. Johns County,Ž wed be thankful. Call 829-9721 or visit our website at www.“ rstcoastunitedway.org to donate and for information about our United Way, the agencies and other helpful information. Thank you for supporting the United Way. Our school district recently announced plans to build two new K-8 schools that will open in 2014. Both schools are being constructed to deal with large numbers of new residents and students in their service areas. One school will be built in the Durbin Crossing development of regional impact and the second will be located in the Nocatee area. In order to “ nance the schools, the School Board will issue certi“ cates of participation in January. This “ nancing vehicle, which consists of the selling of bonds, will allow us to build both schools at once, thus realizing savings on rising construction costs. With the issuance of these bonds, our district will be almost at the cap of our borrowing capacity. State law requires that we bond no more than 75 percent of our annual revenue. We have bonds that will retire in the next few years that will open up additional borrowing capacity. Until that time, these will be the last schools that we will be able to build. The reason that we need to borrow money for these schools is the condition of our capital budget, the money that is used for new construction and maintenance of our existing facilities. The Legislature reduced the historical 2.0 mils that school districts could levy for school construction to 1.5 mils. This reduction, coupled with the dramatic fall of housing values, greatly impacted the amount of money that is realized from the capital levy. Consequently, our capital budget has been reduced by $40 million over the last “ ve years. Also impacting capital woes is the growth of charter schools and the push by the Legislature to provide money for their construction from the revenue realized by traditional public schools. Public Education Capital Outlay dollars, funded by a tax on telephone bills, have dropped to historic lows because of the shift from home telephones to cell phones only. The small funding that is left has been given fully to charter schools for the last two years. In the coming months, our School Board will be searching for solutions to our capital requirements. Not only do we continue to need new schools (our district is the fastest growing in the state), but we also must consider funding to maintain our current facilities. If we allow our schools to deteriorate, it is much more costly to renovate and repair them than if we keep up with preventative maintenance as we go along. To that end, we have created a link on our website for the public to contribute its suggestions for improving the “ nancial position of our capital budget. If you have suggestions for us, please go to our homepage, www. stjohns.k12.” .us, to access the link. We recently received word that our high schools have been included on the College Board AP District Honor Roll. Just 539 districts in 44 states have been recognized for both increasing the numbers of students who are taking Advanced Placement tests and for increasing the numbers of students who make at least a three (out of “ ve) on the exam, the score that entitles them to college credit. I am especially pleased with this distinction because we encourage our students to take Advanced Placement courses, including students who may face challenges in their lives that would reduce their chances for success on the exams. Increasing the numbers of students taking the courses while also increasing the numbers of tests being passed indicate excellent work by our teachers, who focus on the success of each of their students. Our School Board welcomed a new member at our annual reorganization meeting on November 20. Carla Wright, who has served on our board for 11 years, retired this year. Patrick Canan successfully ran for her open seat. He is a St. Augustine attorney who has been active in our school district for several years, currently serving on the Core Planning Team for our most recent strategic plan. Our board is happy to welcome Patrick to our work. We will be participating in training to help us meld together as an e ective team in coming weeks. 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.Why is the United Way important to St. Johns County?By Contributing Writers Jeff and Terri Kamm, United Way vice presidents and campaign co-chairsjudged by a juried panel. All grades were represented in this school-wide event. Following the cultural presentations, food samples from around the world were enjoyed by Julington Creek families and friends. In addition to the presentations and food, there was a wide variety of arts and crafts for the school community to enjoy. Wed like to recognize the following wonderful business partners for their contributions to make this evening such a success as well. They are: Moes, Bonos, Don Juans, Chipotle, Publix and the Red Elephant. Special thanks to Mrs. Glover for the decorative world balloons that decorated the stage.JCE multi-cultural day cont. from page 1 Merry Christmasfrom your friends at The CreekLine! 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Page 6, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Dr. Levine is dedicated to your family’s health through every stage of life. He has served Julington Creek for more than 12 years and is ready to provide you with a medical home. Services include: Sports/school physicals Immunizations Well visits for adults and children GYN care Coordination of care for chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) On-site lab for all blood drawsFinding the right family doctor just got easier.Same-day acute appointments 287.2794Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek1400 Bishop Estates Road, St. Johns, FL 32259 Donald J. Levine, MD Board-Certified, Family Practice, along with Carol A. Noell, PA-C 13 www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year! 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 Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation Licensed and Insured State Certied Pool Contractor Lic. # CPC1456905 & CPC1458125 904-449-2055Visit our web-site for more Information & Photos. 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, December 18 and Thursday, December 27 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 827-6960. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stayat-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Mothers with children of all ages are welcome. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead. These business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. 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. 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 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 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. 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.We are coming up on one of the most festive times of the year for families with the celebration of several holidays. During this time, many youngsters receive motorized gifts and then dont know where they can be driven. We in law enforcement receive many inquiries on where a child can drive a motorized scooter, 4-wheeler or a mini-bike. The main thing for parents to be made aware of is where that child can ride. It is simple: on private property only. Any child under legal driving age is not permitted to drive any vehicle with an engine of any kind on county or state roads. Please keep this in mind when purchasing a motorized toy vehicle for a youngster this time of year. Lets take a look at ATVs and some important guidelines involving them. Remember that ATVs are very powerful and potentially dangerous vehicles. They can travel at speeds of over 60 mph and can weigh over 700 pounds. They can easily roll and tip over and are very unpredictable in o -road conditions. All riders should always wear a helmet when riding an ATV. According to ATVSafety.gov, about one-third of ATV-related deaths and injuries involve children. Anyone younger than 16 years of age should never be on an adult ATV. Remember to stay o paved roads and avoid unfamiliar terrain. Never carry a passenger on a single-rider ATV and never drive an ATV while under the in” uence of alcohol or drugs. Now on to another subject. At this time of year, when most people are “ lled with goodwill, there are criminals who relish taking advantage of it. Crime statistics always rise during the holiday season and I wish to pass along a few tips to help you avoid becoming a victim. Business experts tell us that again this year the number of people who shop online for gifts will increase dramatically and therefore so do the opportunities for those who use new technology to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. The cyber-crimes that become more popular during the holiday shopping season include fraudulent auction sites, resale of stolen or counterfeit gift cards and reshipping merchandise purchased with stolen credit cards. One of the most common internet scams involves using an auction site or classi“ ed pages to advertise an item at a bargain price. If you place an order the crook will charge your legitimate credit card for the order then use a separate stolen credit card to purchase the product and have it shipped. This could make you liable for receiving stolen goods. I recommend if you wish to purchase a gift through an auction or classi“ ed site, insist on paying with a reputable third party payment service. That way your credit card number and personal information is not shared with the seller. Most of you already know the safety tips for traditional retail shopping: € Take your purchases to your vehicle frequently and lock them in the trunk or out-ofsite. € Carry purses with the strap going over one shoulder and the purse against your body on the opposite side. € Carry billfolds in a side pants pocket. € Pay by credit card or check if at all possible. € If you must use an ATM always shield the keypad when entering your PIN and put cash away promptly in your purse or wallet. Home burglaries are more common during the holidays and sadly the thieves target the gifts under the tree. If you are going to be away from home, leave some lights on and a radio or television to make it appear and sound as if someone is home. After the celebration do not put the boxes of expensive gifts out for street garbage pickup without “ rst breaking them down and folding them so only plain cardboard shows so they dont become an unintended billboard for what you have in your home. Whether you will be celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or a holiday of another faith, on behalf of all of us at the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce I wish you a merry, happy, joyous and safe celebration and best wishes for the New Year. For any issue regarding law enforcement and/or public safety you can always contact me by email at dshoar@sjso.org.Whats New cont. from page 4Toy vehicle safety tips and holiday crime prevention The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Linda Gay904-287-4913 € lg@rtpublishinginc.com Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine!

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 7 Please join us for Holiday Worship Services ALL are WelcomeMandarin Location 6595 Columbia Park Court 32258Christmas Eve Services, Saturday, December 24 at 4:00 and 6:00 pm Christmas Day Service Sunday, December 25 at 10:00 amBaymeadows Location 7860 Southside Blvd 32256Christmas Eve Services, Saturday, December 24 at 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 pm Christmas Day Service, Sunday, December 25 at 11:00 am Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church Did you know that the St. Augustine Nights of Lights received one of the top awards given by the National Geographic? Yes, in December of 2011 the honor was announced that the St. Augustine event was one of the 10 best locations in the world to see holiday lights! Wow! This year the Nights of Lights will begin its 19th season. During the Nights of Lights, which runs through January 31, the city is adorned with three million tiny lights. Views of the Lightner Museum with its arches illuminated and The Plaza de la Constitution full of carolers is something we locals take for granted, but make it a point to take it in this year! I have been told the best way to view the lights is by taking a tour of the town via the Holly Jolly Trolley. The driver gives everyone a pair of 3-D glasses which make the lights look like little stars; it seems that the drivers really get into the season as they serve as the leader of a singa-long of Christmas carols! I have heardŽ that you are allowed to take hors doeuvres to serve on the trolley for a great holiday partyŽ thing to do. What fun! A newby on the holiday tour is taking place in Vilano Beachs Town Center; its the Dressing of the PalmsŽ event. The Vilano Beach Main Street and the North Shores Improvement Associations invited locals to participate in this inaugural celebration of the holidays. For a small entry fee, residents adoptedŽ a palm to decorate; over 200 trees were taken for this “ rst event. Themes are given to each decorated palm like Frosty the Snowman.Ž This is a must seeŽ for our family; it runs through January 31, so we sure wont miss it! Seriously, a must hearŽ event of the year is the concert by the St. Augustine Community Chorus. This takes place at the Cathedral Basilica (whose architect also designed New York Citys St. Patricks Cathedral). This is the 65th year of the tradition and this is the “ rst concert that the group has performed in the Basilica. The chorus is under the direction of Dr. Ted Matthews and this years program is titled Christmas Re” ections.Ž Musical selections from The Messiah and other seasonal music will be performed by the members of the chorus. The group will be joined by the Saint Augustine Childrens Chorus. The performance dates are December 15 and 16; Saturdays time is 8:00 p.m. and Sundays performance is at 2:00 p.m. Ticket information may be obtained by going to their website, www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org. Add all the above together with an afternoon of strolling down St. George Street and stopping somewhere for a cappuccino and Walla! A vacation day just steps away from your own home! Merry Christmas!The 2012 General Election is now history and I know we are all glad the election is behind us. When the polls opened on November 6, election morning at 7:00 a.m., 49 percent of St. Johns County voters had already cast ballots in the election„22,017 by absentee ballot and 52,569 early voted. Another 39,611 voters went to the polls to cast their ballots on election day. We had good voter turnout, 75.6 percent countywide. Precinct 109 had the highest voter turnout in NW St. Johns County with 83 percent. Precinct 105 had the second highest voter turnout with 81.8 percent participating in the election. Statistics for turnout are now available on our website www.votesjc.com. Check and see how your precinct turned out. Our precinct summary voter turnout analysis includes the number who voted at the polls, absentee voted and voted early. Look under Election Results. The busiest early voting site in the county was the Julington Creek Annex. Over 14,900 voters were processed through the small facility during the eight days of early voting. I know at times the lines were long and parking was almost impossible, but I must give credit and special thanks to the poll workers who diligently worked to process voters as quickly as possible. Each and every one of the workers did a fantastic job during these long days and strenuous conditions. Job well done! I do expect election law changes in the upcoming year. I would like to see some changes regarding early voting to allow Supervisors ” exibility on choosing early voting locations. Supervisors need to be able to select facilities in areas to adequately accommodate the large number of voters who The Lifestyle Guruƒcelebrates an award-winning holiday!By Joy Hartley 2011 Christmas concert. Photograph courtesy of Beatrice Godwin. By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, St. Johns County Supervisor of ElectionsYour Vote Counts!participate in early voting. I also hope to see some limitation placed on the length of the ballot and number of amendments which can be placed on the ballot in any election. Ballot language also should be addressed to make the amendments shorter and easier to read and understand. Thank you to all who participated in the election process and the selection of our governmental representatives for the next four years. As our newly elected o cials begin taking o ce, we wish them all the best. With my warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a peaceful new year. Lunar PhasesNew: December 13First Quarter: December 20Full: December 28 Last Quarter: January 7

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Page 8, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Financial assistance and the new LIFT tuition grant are available. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 904-268-4200 ext. 147. It’s not about taking our tour. It’s where our tour takes you. There’s no greater feeling than exploring the Martin J Gottlieb Day School for yourself and knowing you’ve found the perfect home for your child. Join us for an upcoming open house and see what we mean. 9:42 am. Discovering a 5,000-year-old tradition with an app created last week. Open house December 6 and 13 at 7:00 pm. 904-765-2020 www .clayeye.com Orange Park: 2023 Professional Ctr Dr. Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-2020 Mandarin: 11790 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-765-2020 Fleming Island: 1615 CR Rd 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Three convenient locations to serve you! hil & Macula Family Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certi“ed Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D. Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 On November 15, the fourth grade students of Durbin Creek Elementary school learned that archaeology is not just getting dirty digging holes. Amber Gra t-Weiss, outreach coordinator for Florida Public Archaeology Network, visited the school and spent her morning talking individually to each fourth grade class about what archaeology is about and how it relates to our area of Florida. The mission of Florida Public Archaeology Network is to promote and facilitate the stewardship, public appreciation and value of Floridas archaeological heritage through regional centers, partnerships and community engagement. As for community engagement, Gra t-Weiss described the reason for visit: Fourth grade classes are ideal for this introduction to archaeology, because these students are at an age in which they can start to process the ideas and principals of archaeology.Ž Concepts like stratigraphy and superposition are explained; in other words, The stu on the bottom is older, with exceptions due to di erent human activity of course.Ž To the delight of the students and to help illustrate these processes and ideas, Gra t-Weiss brought peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Each sandwich represented a potential dig.Ž She described a typical digŽ explaining how a site is chosen, including how it is mapped out and how test holes are “ rst dug. Each test hole is the same size and depth and only after discovering potential for artifacts is the hole expanded. The whole or holeŽ process is systematic and follows scienti“ c discovery rules. The students were mesmerized as she described a dig she was involved in at Kingsley Plantation. There in one of the On November 11, Veterans Day, members of JCEs Fifth Grade Art Club participated with four other elementary schools in a fun event at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The theme of the event was A Winter WonderlandŽ and each school was to design and paint a festive mural featuring scenes of old St. Augustine. The mural painted by our Art Club was awarded a $200 prize by the event sponsors, The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheater (FOSAA) and will be on display at the amphitheatre through the holidays. In preparation for the event, the Art Club had invited a local guest author, Diane Cortese, to read her book, Sweet Dreams St. Augustine and to review the illustrations she had painted for her book. Using a similar style and color, our Art Club then prepared its own mural on long, long white paper, also drawing a grid on the paper so that the artwork could be easily transferred to the large board they would paint on at the amphitheater. By the way, the book, Sweet Dreams St. Augustine, is on display in the art room, along with a collection of photos of the Art Club members painting their mural. We are all proud of our “ fth grade Art Club for their “ ne e orts and for their prize-winning artwork at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and those members are: Delaney Fields, Malina Hanson, Kayla-Marie Kaiser, Molly Wannamaker, Savannah Ghioto, Amber Librizzi and Bailey Watson.Peanut Butter, jelly and archaeology at Durbin Creek ElementaryBy Karl Kennell Amber Grafft-Weiss, outreach coordinator for Florida Public Archaeology Network, introduces DCE fourth graders to the study of archaeology. holes in the bottom of an old well they discovered a round river stone. By itself one might not think much of it; however, the stone is one which is only found in Africa and associated with a goddess. The supposition is that the stone was placed in the well while slaves lived at the plantation. It was something that they undoubtedly brought from Africa and was used for good blessings. After attentively listening to the talk the students were allowed to begin their own excavations with the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Each sandwich was made up of globes of peanut butter representing the Timucuan Indians and the jelly was the Spanish explorers. Sprinkles were scattered throughout each sandwich representing artifacts. The students “ rst surveyed the top layer of bread for indications of activity. Once they decided where their shovel test should be, they took a drinking straw and twisted it into the location of their dig. After pulling out the straw they inspected the contents for whether there was more Timucuan Indian activity or Spanish explorer activity. Fourth grade teacher April Doughtry said of the experience, What an exciting way to bring the archaeological process into the classroom!Ž After doing their discovery and being asked if they wanted to throw their work away, the students in unison asked that they reap the rewards of their scienti“ c adventure into archaeology. That is, they all wanted to eat those delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Of course permission was given, as who would want to deprive a potential archaeologist of their “ rst dig?Ž JCE Art Club wins prize in St. AugustineBy Contributing Writer Linda McAnarney, Art Educator, Julington Creek Elementary School Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 9 St. Johns County is offering beach driving passes at pre-season prices of $30 for county residents and $40 for non-residents. Passes are available for purchase at the St. Johns County Pier, Tax Collectors O ces and the Recreation and Parks O ce. Purchasing a pre-season beach driving pass is a great way to enjoy the many opportunities available for beach recreation in St. Johns County including driving access to more than 14 miles of beautiful beach coastline. Beginning March 2, 2013 pass prices will increase by $10. Residents and the public are also encouraged to enjoy the remainder of free beach driving season through February 28. St. Johns County o ers nine vehicular access points and beach driving ramps and eight beachfront parks, including the St. Augustine Pier which o ers year-round free parking and beach access. These sites also host a variety of programs and events with facilities that may be reserved for public or private events through the St. Johns County Beach Services O ce. Paid parking and access to the beach are also available at Anastasia State Park and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve. These sites o er an array of services in addition to beach access. Multiple pedestrian access points are also located throughout the County. For more information about St. Johns County beaches, visit www.sjc” .us/beaches or call the Recreation and Parks O ce at 209-0333. As I sit enjoying the beautiful sunshine and warmth of a Jacksonville fall day, it is di cult to realize that we are just weeks away from the very special time of year when most of us celebrate the traditional events that have been a part of our lives. With so many offerings available to us, it is di cult to focus on any one presentation, but despite its many “ nancial problems, our beloved Jacksonville Symphony has once again come up with a comprehensive schedule of holiday concerts for us to enjoy. During the month of December it will o er half a dozen wonderful and varied programs to put us in the holiday spirit! Actually, it all starts on November 30 at 8:00 p.m., when the Symphony conducted by Michael Butterman will present a special concert to help us get into the holiday spirit. A Classical ChristmasŽ will feature solo violinist Elena Urioste in a program highlighting works by Wagner and Vivaldi, as well as Corellis Christmas Concerto. On Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 p.m., a performance of Chris van Allsbergs The Polar ExpressŽ will help us to experience the magic of the holidays. Featuring the UNF Womens Chorale, it tells the tale of a boy who helps every child to hear the ringing of Santas bells. Images from the book will be projected above the stage. In addition, A Holiday Sing AlongŽ will help ring in the season. On December 7 at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., December 8 at 6:00 p.m. and December 9 at 3:00 p.m., the Holiday PopsŽ invites us to enjoy one of the First Coasts most beloved traditions„holiday favorites sung by the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus with Ashley Brown, soloist. Another Holiday PopsŽ will be presented by the Jacksonville Symphony on Tuesday and Thursday, December 11 and 13 at 8:00 p.m. at Flagler College Auditorium in St. Augustine. A very special annual event will occur on December 21 at 8:00 p.m. The beloved Handels Messiah, one of the most famous oratorios ever written, will be presented. Conducted by Michael Butterman, it will feature soloists Mary Wilson, Sandra Piques-Eddy, Javier Abreu, Philip Cutlip and the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus. To reiterate the JSO ” yer, Hallelujah!Ž No holiday musical tradition would be complete without a performance of The Nutcracker.Ž Having performed in it myself in war-torn London and having restaged it on many occasions over the years, the holiday season is not complete until I see it once again! This year one of many presentations will be performed by the First Coast Nutcracker with live musical accompaniment by the Jacksonville Symphony. Performances are scheduled on December14 and 15 at 8:00 p.m. and December 15 and16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Moran Theater. Finally, you can ring in the New Year on December 31 at 8:30 p.m., when the Jacksonville Symphony will present a program including light classics and popular works from Broadway to Vienna. After the concert, the party will continue in the lobby with more music and light refreshments. What a wonderful way to celebrate the New Year! For additional information on any of these performances, please call 354-5547 or visit www.JaxSymphony.org.Encore!Its that time again!By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville University County o ers pre-season 2013 beach driving passes Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 10, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Reviews Contact Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Check o ut o u r r ev i ews a nd 5 St ar ra t i ng a t Yell o wb oo k.c om At the last JCP CDD meeting, residents learned they are on the hook for approximately $21,000 to resurface our clay tennis courts. This left some residents at the meeting outraged and disappointed that the tennis department has not recently earned enough in extra revenue to cover the extra maintenance costs of clay courts. Did you know the clay courts were only built with the understanding the additional maintenance costs would be paid for from tennis court fees and not from general funds? This year alone tennis has generated about $435,000 in revenues but that didnt come close to o setting the approximate $438,000 in expenses. Here are some responses from the past CDD chairperson to concerned residents in the April 2006 board of supervisors meeting minutes: Ms. Beaugrand responded here is the other aspect that you may not be aware of, a lot of the services that we will be o ering will be paid for by those who actually use them. The “ tness center will be a fee paid service, the tennis will be a fee paid service, the babysitting will be fee paid service so those users will pay for the cost of operating that. It will not be dumped on to every other homeowner.Ž And another response to a concerned resident in April 2008: ƒAnything that requires additional costs on the part of the district to operate such as the tennis courts, swim lessons, day care, “ tness classes where we have to hire instructors things like that where we are paying additional costs to be able to provide these services those will be fee pay services and that includes the tennis because the maintenance costs on the tennis is exorbitantƒ We have to cover our costs or we end up having to assess all the homeowners additional costs to cover operating and maintenance.Ž Clearly, we are on a di erent path according to the 2012 year-end numbers. All JCP residents are subsidizing “ tness by about $165,000 yearly, tennis by about $24,000 and babysitting by about $24,000. Based on the past CDD chairpersons noted statements, I suspect many JCP residents supported the past expansion with the expectation they would not be subsidizing the programs she referenced. However, those past promises have not been kept by your board of supervisors and now those extra expenses are being passed on to all JCP tax payers instead of the extra expenses being paid by the actual users, as originally sold to the residents. Do you mind subsidizing the recreational activities of others? I welcome your comments. We work for you and I encourage you to attend the board of supervisors meetings and voice your concerns or opinions on how we are conducting your business. The next CDD meetings will take place on December 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and January 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the JCP Recreation Center. Feel free to contact me day or night via email or phone at SLansdale@ jcpcdd.org or 509-4902. This article is my opinion and in no way constitutes nor implies District opinion, endorsement, sponsorship or viewpoint. The views expressed may or may not Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and time with your loved ones. As we all know, time can run away from us and our families are most precious. As this year winds to a close I have to take a moment to celebrate the life of a member of our community, Tim Supko, an incredible teacher who has touched the lives of innumerable students. He fought a hard “ ght against a deadly disease and all of us that knew him will miss him tremendously. The Army-Navy game is quickly approaching and with that in mind, in his memory, Go Navy. One of the things I loved about him was his wonderful rapport with his students. I also loved sharing books with him. We were both very excited when the book The Army-Navy Game by John Feinstein hit the shelves. I know Tim would have loved the book I recently shared with Sue Sparkman, The Warriors Heart: Adventures in Courage and Compassion by Eric Greitens. This book will open your eyes to the strength of character of so many of those who serve in our military. The hot book of course right now is The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Je Kinney. Honestly, I cant “ gure out how he keeps hooking the kids, but I do love watching them read his books. The day after it was released both my grandchildren spent the weekend with me and we had a reading marathon. Both “ nished it in two days as do just about all of our students. Even the most reluctant readers are hooked. Thank goodness for authors who turn non-readers into readers! Last year I mentioned the book Matched by Ally Condie. Her “ nal book in the trilogy, Reached has just been released. Five hundred and six pages of imagination and suspense„ seems like it is just too many pages to tackle and instead you “ nd yourself unable to put it down. This is a very imaginative Dystopian story. Recently St. Johns Technical High School collected 3.35 pounds of food per student to win the St. Johns Food Fight competition that bene“ ts Second Harvest North Florida. Overall, more than 12,000 pounds of food was collected for Second Harvest which operates a St. Augustine facility to distribute food to area nonpro“ ts. St. Johns Technical High School will receive the Traveling TrophyŽ from Second Harvest North Florida on Tuesday, December 11 at the St. Johns County School District board meeting. This was the 10th year of the school competition. The winning school is based on the number of pounds of food raised per student. Twelve public schools in St. Johns County participated in the competition. Pedro Menendez High School placed second contributing over 2,700 pounds of food. Pacetti Bay Middle School contributed 1,700 pounds of food and raised $353 in cash donations. Those combined donations earned the school the Extra MileŽ award for going above and beyond with their contribution. Other participating schools included Ponte Vedra High School (1,761 pounds), Switzerland Point Middle School (1,581 pounds), Durbin Creek Elementary School (1,289 pounds), Hickory Creek Elementary School (744 pounds), Otis A. Mason Elementary School (646 pounds), Wards Creek Elementary School (543 pounds), Sebastian Middle School (393 pounds), St. Augustine High School (95 pounds) and Creekside High School (91 pounds). The 12,068 lbs. collected are the equivalent of providing 10,057 meals for individuals in need. The support of St. Johns County is critical for the success of our St. Augustine distribution facility,Ž said Bruce Ganger, executive director of Second Harvest North Florida. The generosity of the children and their families will be greatly appreciated by so many of the people we serve in the county.Ž For more information on Second Harvest North Florida visit WeNourishHope.org, like www.Facebook.com/WeNourishHope or follow @WeNourishHope on Twitter.Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Sam Lansdale, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development DistrictNotes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYPbe 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.in class during a book pass, Linda Markum mentioned to the students that she wonders if Suzanne Collins ( Hunger Game s) borrowed from a book we read aloud to all Pacetti Bay students the year we opened our school. The book she is referring to is Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White. Many of our students are reading it to meet the continent Antarctica requirement for our Read Around the WorldŽ program. The last book I want to mention that I think should be on everyones gift list (along with Greitens book) is Lincolns Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Foreve r by Bill OReilly and Dwight Zimmerman. This is the version written for students of Killing Lincoln by Bill OReilly. I hope he comes up with a student version of Killing Kennedy too. It is a very powerful book making a wonderful introduction to United States history for students in both middle and high school.St. Johns Technical High School wins St. Johns Food Fight

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 11 Visit our NEW Showroom Today! Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Jacksonville Health & Wellness CenterChiropractic ~ Massage ~ Mental Health Counseling ~ Functional Medicine ~ Yoga ~ Spinal Rehab ~ Nutrition Counseling ~ Meal Planning and Supplemental Guidance ~ Natural Hormone Balancing Let Chiropractic help you with Headaches, Back, Leg, & Neck Pain, Work & Auto Injuries Let our multidisciplinary approach help you with : Weight Loss, Fatigue, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, Autoimmunity, Gluten Intolerance, to name a few. 268-65689957 Moorings Dr., Ste. 403 (o of San Jose Blvd) Mandarin, Jacksonville 32257www.DrRepole.com C h iropr a M ea l P la W ei g Fib r St. Johns County resident Patricia Heiss received recognition as Area Governor of the Year for Toastmasters International District 84. Immediate Past District Governor Jim Miller made the announcement at the District 84 Fall Conference in Lake Mary recently. Heiss served as Area 62 Governor from July 2011 through June 2012. Area 62 included clubs located throughout St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam and Duval counties. It has since been recon“ gured. District 84 includes Toastmasters clubs from Tallahassee to Vero Beach. Area Governor of the Year is a recognition given by District leadership to the area governor who makes the most outstanding contributions to district goal achievement. Heiss achieved Presidents Distinguished Area for leading 83 percent of her clubs to achieve Distinguished Club status or higher. Additionally, Heiss achieved a personal accomplishment, earning her Distinguished Toastmaster designation. This is a signi“ cant achievement as it represents completion of the Leadership and Communication tracks in the Toastmasters program. To do this requires progression through Competent, Bronze and Silver designations in both and Gold in the Communication track, which entails at least 50 speeches, coordination or multiple projects of progressing complexity and new club formation/coaching. Since “ rst joining Toastmasters in 1998, Heiss has served as club president, vice president public relations and secretary of Toast of St. Johns County and secretary of San Sebastian Toastmasters. She has competed in Table Topics and Evaluations contests and placed in the Humorous Speech contests. Also she has served as judge in Tropicana speech contests at elementary schools throughout St. Johns County and has coached and judged students in the Woodsman Speech contest at Cathedral Parish School. Additionally, she serves as lector at her parish, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Heiss is employed by the St. Johns County Tax Collector.What is Community Education? Community Ed is a fee-based program to provide evening classes and courses at schools and School District facilities throughout St. Johns County. What courses are o ered in my community? A list of available courses will be posted on the community education website www.sjccommunityed.com/courses three weeks before the beginning of courses. Courses may be o ered in arts, music, dance, crafts, computers, technology, languages, money and “ nance, and community interest. Course o erings are based upon the needs of the community and availability of teachers and sites. Not all courses will be o ered at every school. How much does it cost to take a course? Course fees vary, depending on the length of the class, the number of sessions, materials required, and special requirements of the course. Generally, the fee will be from $7 to $12 per hour of class time. Example: a class that meets once a week for two hours for six weeks could cost $84 to $144. An average is $100 or less. When do classes start and how long do they last? Classes begin in January and September. Classes vary between one to three hours per evening. The course length will vary, depending on what is being taught. In some cases, classes may only meet once or twice but most will meet for six or nine weeks. How do I register? You may register and pay by credit card on the website: www.sjccommunityed.com or by calling 547-7565 and making arrangements to register and pay in person. May I register and pay the “ rst day of class? Yes, but you must schedule registration assistance one week in advance by calling 547-7565 or 547-7510. You will still need a credit card to register. No cash, checks or money orders are accepted. How can I become a Community Education teacher? If you are interested in teaching a course, please contact the Community Education Coordinator at 547-7565 or visit the website www.sjccommunityed.com.In a country known as The Great Melting PotŽ and a state widely known for its ethnic diversity, Nease High School itself has a wide range of cultural backgrounds and variety among students as well as teachers. With this diversity comes a need for unity. As students and teachers interact with each other daily it is important to have a sense of cultural understanding and respect that brings a spirit of international patriotism to the school. To bring this to reality, Nease High has founded the One WorldŽ club, a club open to all students who wish to share their culture with their peers and spread a feeling of unity. This isnt exclusive to only members of the club, however, as the club plans to hold many school-wide activities for students to participate in. The “ rst of these activities this year was a henna tattoo booth run by volunteers in the cafeteria. Several students asked about the diversity and spread of culture around Nease claimed that the student body sometimes failed to acknowledge the unique diversity around them. They [the students] should recognize the di erent cultures that surround them each day,Ž said Shaan Khosla, a freshman. Mathew Fishman, when asked if students recognize the widely-varied cultures in the school stated: I dont think kids are clueless, I just think that theyre not quite knowledgeable.Ž It just goes to show that perhaps students do need a little bit of enlightening on the kinds of cultures that surround them; this is where the One World Club really comes into play. Divya Mahesh, a busy IB student who chose to join the One World Club, took time to talk about the club and about the kind of diversity seen at Nease. I for one am happy that there is diversity hereƒ from what I see, there are some people that are aware [of the many cultures] and some that are not. By organizing events that showcase and explain some of the cultures we have in our club, we hope that we can help others understand and be more aware of these cultures,Ž Mahesh said. For example, we had the henna booth. Henna is a big part of Indian weddings and other social events and so by setting up the booth we helped spread awareness for that part of Indian culture.Ž The One World Club hopes to continue to host these kinds of activities in hopes of spreading recognition of culture around the school and strengthening international and intercultural unity.Toastmaster named Area Governor of the Year Community Education classes are starting soon!By Contributing Writer Tommy Bledsoe, Community Education Coordinator, St. Johns County School DistrictNease HappeningsNease High Schools One World Club showcases diversityBy Samuel Wright, Nease Studentneed customers?sales@thecreekline.com 84 %of NW St. Johns County residents read The CreekLineCan you afford to miss these potential customers??Source: Circulation Veri cation Council. Residents in zip codes 32259, 32092 & 32095.

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Page 12, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Ah, its that time of year again: ” ickering “ replaces (on television; its too hot for that inside), settling down with a cup of hot cocoa (iced, of course) and watching the “ rst snowfall of the year (on Good Morning America as it summarizes the weather in New York)! Well, if theres one thing Florida has in tandem with the rest of the country, it is holiday music! Winter tunes are streaming through radios, televisions and the Creekside music department! It may seem that after such a busy marching season, the band would be tired to the point of hibernation for the winterBut its not so! Straight from their assessment, the band is hauling out the holly,Ž so to speak. The Holiday Extravaganza concert has been in the works for a few weeks. Each group prepared three songs of varying traditions and musical challenges. One of the hardest things is to juggle six di erent performing groups,Ž shares Rick Fowler, director of the bands at Creekside. But the members of the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band I, Jazz Band II, Percussion Ensemble and Color Guard have already proved themselves more than able, after receiving a Superior rating in their marching assessment, continuing the record of Superior ratings since Creeksides inception. Not to mention, after Thanksgiving, the Power of Creekside performed during halftime at a Jaguars game! Of course, Fowler puts it the best: It is a great feeling to know the students are receiving a well-rounded education, learning the material and marching concepts as well as performing at a high level. And of course we love to have fun. One of the best things is the chance to watch kids have success, learn and have fun at the same time!Ž The bands neighboring unit is the chorus domain„the world of Keith Hall and his three different choral groups. A normal day for me is in my o ce by 6:45 a.m. to plan out the day or week. I go over music and see what we need to work on for that day in each rehearsal,Ž Hall shares. This winter, his vocalists prepared and presented their winter concert, featuring three pieces by famed YouTube conductor and choral composer, Eric Whitacre. Also celebrating the holidays are the members of Creeksides American Sign Language department. They will be presenting The Polar Express on Friday, December 14. The performance will be in the Fruit Cove Middle School auditorium at 6:00 p.m., free to all and theyll have cozy hot chocolate and treats available for purchase. This holiday season, students, enjoy your break from school. Parents, enjoy your break from your kids being at school! And all in all, enjoy the time you all have to spend together! If youre not celebrating this wintertime with the cast of The Polar Express sign language performance, heres to hoping youve been listening to the sounds of the season, whether with the Creekside band or chorus.The International Thespian Society (ITS), a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), is pleased to announce the results of Nease High Schools participation in the International Thespian Societys Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program. In October, Thespian troupe 4641 collected 388 pounds of canned and dry goods for the Mandarin Food Bank. Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat is a new national community service program for ITS-member schools to collect canned and dry goods for local charities and food banks. Students from Nease High School participated in the Florida program. Thou-Several exciting greenŽ initiatives have been implemented over the past few months which help our families and the environment. All of our a liates homes currently being built are certi“ ed Energy Star. Energy Star certi“ ed home must meet strict guidelines for energy e ciency set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Homes achieve this level of performance through a complete package of building science measures including: a complete thermal enclosure system, a complete high energy heating and cooling system, a water management system and energy-e cient lighting and appliances. Third-party veri“ cation by a certi“ ed Home Energy Rater is required, to ensure that a home meet Energy Star guidelines. There are only four builders in Jacksonville committed to build 100 percent of their homes as Energy Star and Habitat for Humanity is one of them! Another greenŽ project involves installing solar hot water heaters in all our new homes. Working with FPL and SolarFit, the solar water heaters are installed at no cost to the homeowners and save them signi“ cantly on their electric bills. The reduced use of electricity reduces environment damage. And “ nally, partnering with Suncoast Textile Recycling, funds are being generated to help build more homes along with keeping clothing and shoes out of the land“ lls. Several bins with the Habitat for Humanity logo have been placed around St. Augustine for the public to recycle old clothing and shoes. Suncoast Textile Recycling takes the donations from the boxes and donates the proceeds to this a liate. Finally, an o ce-wide program has been implemented to recycle all paper, plastic and glass that are used in the o ce. Volunteers and employees give of their time to recycle these items through the countys recycling program or through donation sites that bene“ t the St. Johns County School district. CHS HappeningsMore than just Jingle BellsŽ By Sarah SchreckNease announces results of Trick or Treat So Kids Can EatŽ food drive sands of pounds of food were collected across the state, giving theatre students the ability to help their local community. Habitat goes GreenŽBy Contributing Writer Diane Quick, Habitat for Humanity Source: University of Illinois ExtensionBalsam Fir – Abies balsamea – ” to 1 ” short, flat, long lasting needles that are rounded at the tip; nice, dark green color with silvery cast and fragrant. Douglas Fir – Pseudotsuga menziesii – good fragrance; holds blue to dark green; 1” to 1 ” needles; needles have one of the best aromas among Christmas trees when crushed. Fraser Fir – Abies fraseri – dark green, flattened needles; to 1 inch long; good needle retention; nice scent; pyramid-shaped strong branches which turn upward. Noble Fir – Abies procera – one inch long, bluish-green needles with a silvery appearance; has short, stiff branches; great for heavier ornaments; keeps well; is used to make wreaths, door swags and garland. Scotch Pine – Pinus sylvestris – most common Christmas tree; stiff branches; stiff, dark green needles one inch long; holds needles for four weeks; needles will stay on even when dry; has open appearance and more room for ornaments; keeps aroma throughout the season; introduced into United States by European settlers.Types of Christmas Trees 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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So was the editor of this newspaper so we decided we would de“ nitely put out this awesome story with such a good feeling to it! One Sunday afternoon customers at the Walgreens on County Road 210 saw an amazing act of sel” essness. Angelina King stood in front of a portable table covered with books and asked perfect strangers to buy a gently used book in support of breast cancer. Her mom, Brenda Butterworth, stood back and let her daughter conduct business like a pro! Little sister Adrianna overlooked the business of the day from her comfortable seat in her stroller. When Angelina approached me with her little sales pitch, I did a double take at what was going on. There were dozens of books, some gently new and some were obviously brand new. They were neatly stacked by subject matter, with the childrens books displayed at a lower level under the table. I zeroed in on some cookbooks (that were like new) and took in this wonderful story It seems that Angelina had experienced breast cancer sort of “ rst hand when her grandmother, Sandra Knause, unfortunately went through the journey. Thankfully Knause survived and is doing well and was even helping out the day of the book sale. This saleŽ occurred during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It seems that Angelina and her friend, Shade Rawson, came up with the idea to do a fundraiser to join in with the activities of the month. They went around their neighborhood with a little red wagon collecting books from door to door. Angelina then told her teacher at Timberland Creek Elementary School where she is a third grader about the fundraising idea. They ran a story about the book collection in the schools newsletter and the other students from her school also brought in books to donate to the sale. In return for her e orts at school, Angelina was named Student of the Week! After the book collection efforts were “ nished, mom called around to the businesses on County Road 210 to “ nd a place for the sale to take place and Walgreens jumped on the idea. The book sale netted $83.23 which the girls donated to the American Cancer Society. The leftover books were donated to the library to give to less fortunate children as gifts. Butterworth, Angelinas mother said, I could not be more proud of Angelina, she is such a loving little girl. She loves to read and has such passion for her books and art. She also loves “ nding any way in which she can help others.ŽOn November 17, JCP CARES collected almost $17,500 worth of food and cash donations to help the hungry in St. Johns County. With help from the St. Johns Rotary Club, bags were dropped o at 8,000 homes in NW St. Johns County. The food was then picked up, counted and sorted. Wards Creek Elementary, Liberty Pines Academy, Fruit Cove Middle School and Julington Creek Elementary participated in the food drive as well. JCP CARES also had a number of business partners contributing $850 in cash and food coupons including McDonalds, Publix, Julington Tire Center, VyStar Credit Union, The CreekLine, Pinch-A-Penny Pool Service, The UPS Store, The Champions Golf Club, Julington Creek Chiropractic and Wellness Center and Lisa Martinelli with Watson Realty. Two hundred and seventy cases of food were divided between The Community of the Cenacle and Celebration Lutheran Food Pantry. Most volunteers for this project were local students needing service hours for school. This project provided them a hands-on way to see what a di erence their time and e ort can make in the community where they live. These volunteers donated more than 250 service hours to this project. A big thank you also goes to Beth Calhoun, Marzieh Abtahi and Linda Gomolka who chaired this project for the community and to Wayne and Dorothy Davis who collected all the boxes to put the food in. This truly goes to show that Uniting the Community through helping others in needŽ does work! For more information on JCP CARES, their initiatives and events, please visit www. jcpcares.org or likeŽ them on Facebook.JCP CARES holds fth annual Food DriveBy Contributing Writer Meg Balke, JCP CARES NW St. Johns student performs sel ess actBy Donna Keathley Many hands make light work at the JCP CARES food drive!

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The themed project starts with detailed architectural blueprints. Measurements are transferred and marked o on the ” oor, like a home building site. Ice blocks start arriving from the factory at a rate of two truck loads a day for 15 days. Each block weighs 400 pounds, so they must be moved around by a forklift. Workers begin to assemble the blocks, adding special ” uorescent lights between some of the pieces and cutting others with chain saws. I saw a small square block placed on a larger rectangular piece, which would eventually become a head on a body. The sculptors denote points to guide them as they work like Michelangelo. Each artist brings his own set of tools, akin to a chef and his knives, including a variety of rakes, chisels, picks and trowels. The temperature in the room hovers around ninedegrees, so carvers wear warm boots, coats, hats and gloves. (You should, too, although Gaylord provides oversized parkas.) They grapple through four-hour shifts with a warm-up break outside. I was cold after half an hour, but the Chinese are rugged. Harbin temperatures average only two degrees in the winter and sometimes plummet to -36. No wonder these men enjoy Floridas balmy weather. This years theme is Merry Madagascar taken from the DreamWorks movie. All scenes and characters are constructed entirely from ice, even the popular interactive slides. No wooden supports or iron beams are used. The only scene to be repeated, since this event began, remains the Wards Creek Elementarys PTO held an appreciation luncheon for the teachers and sta They enjoyed gourmet soup from the Deerwood Deli and Diner, Dales famous grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade cookies. We are lucky at Wards Creek to have the best teachers and sta The PTO wants to again thank all those that participated and pledged for our annual fun run. Our goal was met! The day was beautiful and all had a great time. We are already looking forward to next year. Winter Wonderland was held on December 6. We were served a delicious spaghetti dinner and the cafeteria was decorated beautifully with Christmas around the world. The highlight of the evening was the di erent interactive science exhibits in the common rooms by our teachers. The students were able to take home all their work.Republican Executive Committee members Dan and Sharon Dixon present Dr. Dewey Painter of Mission Harvest America, Inc. with a check from the St. Johns County Republican Party to help transport relief supplies to Hurricane Sandy victims.Ice men cometh to Gaylord PalmsBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com Wards Creek December newsBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, Wards Creek PTO WCE students enjoyed the annual Fun Run!Wards Creek Elementary will be closed December 24 through January 6 for the holidays. We wish safe travels to all those leaving the area. Happy Holidays. Go Warriors! magni“ cent life-size nativity, created from sparkling crystalclear cubes. One artist, chosen by fellow sculptors, receives the honor of carving the largest angel. If you havent seen ICE, make the drive to Orlando and treat yourselves and the kids to one coolŽ outing. If you go: www.gaylordhotels.com The CreekLineYOUR Commu nit y Ne w sp a pe r Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com a y 13 o m

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I even made a makeshift collection basket and put it on my desk.Ž I have family up in that area,Ž answered Taya Collins, a freshman and member of the club. So I wanted to do everything I could.Ž I used to live up north and New Jersey is beautiful. I wanted to help as much as I could,Ž replied Maiela Ruiz, a sophomore and member of the Spanish Club, It was nice seeing students willing to help those in need.Ž Throughout the month of November, students went around in each of the three lunches, asking students for donations. Other Spanish classes also followed Hamptons example and collected within their own classrooms. Everyone who donated was happy enough to give a generous amount, which encouraged the people around them to do the same,Ž remarked Hollie Shumate, a sophomore and member of the Spanish Club. By the end of November, the collections in the classrooms and through the lunches totaled roughly $200. Its a great showing of school pride and it shows the heart we have for the community and for those in need here at Bartram Trail,Ž said Hampton. The money raised was donated to the American Red Cross to help with the relief e orts.Business partners from both schools attended a special event hosted by World Golf Hall of Fame. Partners toured the facility and enjoyed appetizers while networking. Pictured are Tony Paolucci (OnStar Production and Entertainment), David Wolf (Attorney at Wood, Atter and Wolf), Frank Lopiccolo (Tuffy Auto Service Centers), Kevin Fisher (Fisher Concrete), John Blizzard (Blizzard Computer Service), Tim Whalen (Kool Skoops Italian Ice), Davis Johnston (121 Financial Credit Union), John Kutsch (World Golf Hall of Fame/IMAX), Deborah Minotakis (First Command Financial Services), Maya Talijancic (Avecina Medical), Carla Razuri (Rock Solid Design and FCMS PTO board member), Dawn Kim (Avecina Medical), Gina Lopiccolo (Tuffy Auto Service Centers), KC Padget (Mass Mutual Financial), Lisa Cronin (Pampered Chef), Kelly Mabrey (Tropical Smoothie), Debs Montana (Goddess Wedding Ceremonies) and Tracey Phillips (Promotional Presence).The St. Johns County Public Library System will be making two changes that will a ect many library patrons in the coming year. On January 1, 2013, the library will lower the library “ nes block amount from $25 to $10 per library card. This means that patrons will not be able to use their library card to borrow materials or use the public computers if they owe $10 or more in library “ nes or fees. In a second change, patrons will be asked to renew their library cards on an annual basis. At the time of renewal, any and all library “ nes will need to be paid-in-full in order to continue your borrowing privileges. Currently, the Library System is only able to accept cash, check or money order for library “ nes. We are not yet able to accept debit or credit cards for “ ne and fee payments. Further information and details can be found on our website at www.sjc” .us. There is still time to lower your “ nes with food donations! To ease into this new experience, the library will continue to conduct the Food for Fines Program through January 5. This means you can lower your “ nes with the donation of food items: a dollar will be removed from your account for each non-expired, non-perishable item you bring to your local library. If you have $15 worth of “ nes, bring in 15 cans of food and have those “ nes removed from your library card! The only exception will be fees assessed for lost or damaged items„those fees cannot be waived with donated food items. Remember, after January 1, you wont be able to use your library card if you have $10 or more in library “ nes or fees.BTHS HappeningsBartram gives backBy Kelly Boyer, BTHS Student Library circulation policies will be changing January 1Fruit Cove Middle and Durbin Creek Business Partner social at World Golf Hall of Fame! Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913 Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!287-4913LG@rtpublishinginc.com

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Yoga Den StudioFirst Class FREE With This Ad Group & Private Lessons Holiday Special !$595 Unlimited Yoga for 1 Year!!www.yoga-den.com 2013 Workshops January YOGA BASICS February YIN & CHAKRAS March BRYAN KEST April PRE/POST NATAL TRAINING 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, j ust south of I-295 across from WalmartLive longer! Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 2013 Workshop s J anuar y YOG A B A SIC S Fe b ruar y YIN & C H AKRA S March BRY A N KEST Apri l PRE / POST NATA L T R A INING for 1 Year!! d p e ci a l l ! The Bartram Trail Branch Library Happy Hookers (thats crochet hooks) are proud to announce that theyve recently reached a major milestone in donating their 500th handmade blanket to the American Cancer Society. The organization will celebrate this major milestone with dessert and beverages at 6:00 p.m. on December 11 at the Bartram Trail Branch Library, located at 60 Davis Pond Boulevard. Everyone is welcome to drop in, have some cake and thank these ladies for their “ ne work. The core group of Happy Hookers meets every week at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. Their work is supplemented by ladies all over the county, many of whom are patrons of the bookmobile, who make blankets and squares at their homes. These blankets are distributed to chemotherapy patients in local area hospitals. Project Lap BlanketŽ began three years ago by three ladies and has grown into so much more. Would you like to help with the blankets? We would be happy to have you join our meetings or for you to make a blanket during your own time. Lap blankets can be any color or stitch pattern, but all should be approximately 36 by 45 inches. If you cannot crochet or knit but would still like to contribute, your donation of yarn will be accepted at the reference desk of For a “ fth year in a row, Krantz Dental Care of Mandarin has collected Halloween candy for our troops. This year they collected 500 pounds of Halloween candy for our troops serving overseas. Its a win-win situation,Ž says Dr. Alan Krantz. We get to promote a healthy Halloween for children, while at the same time, are able to let our troops know we are thinking of them. Some of the children even wrote notes to be included with the candy„it was extremely touching to read their messages.Ž During the “ rst week of November, children brought in their candy to Krantz Dental Care and received $1 for every pound. Local schools got involved this year with Pine Forest Elementary and Holy Family Catholic School collecting over 100 pounds. Nice, big checks went to each of those schools. Also part of this promotion was free exam for braces for those families who participated in this annual event. We have practiced in Jacksonville for 20 years and it has always been important to us to give back to our community. It is a priority for us,Ž said business manager Adria Krantz. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!The St. Johns County Family Integrity Program (FIP) is conducting pre-service training classes for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. beginning Monday, January 14, 2013 through April 1, 2013. These educational classes o er a challenging yet fun approach to learning the demands and rewards of serving as a foster care parent. Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent or learning of other ways they can help, is invited to attend FIPs interactive orientation from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013 at the Health and Human Services Building, located at 1955 US Highway 1 South in St. Augustine. The orientation is aimed at providing insight about day-to-day service as a licensed foster care parent as well as information about the di erent types of foster care, requirements for licensure and the client base FIP serves. As part of their mission in serving St. Johns Countys dependent children, the FIP continuously seeks prospective foster home parents who wish to o er care and support for our Countys dependent children and families in crisis. Please contact Joy Meyerpeter at 2096131 if you have any questions or visit www.sjc” .us/“ p for more information. St. Johns County Public Libraries are o ering patrons the opportunity to resolve overdue “ nes and help those in need this holiday season through the Food for FinesŽ program. Library sta will accept nonperishable food items in lieu of overdue library “ nes through January 5, 2013. All donations will be delivered to the St. Johns County Food Closet and will be distributed locally to help meet increased need for meals during the holiday season. Up to $1 in overdue “ nes will be resolved for each sealed, nonexpired, non-perishable food item donated. The donation waivers are for library “ nes only and cannot be applied to fees for printing, lost items or for credit against future “ nes. Interested parties who do not owe “ nes are also encouraged to participate by dropping o canned foods at any library branch or bookmobile stop. Together, all residents can help top last years collection of more than 18,000 donations. For more information, visit www.sjcpls.org or call 827-6925.Pre-service classes and orientation scheduled for prospective foster parentsLibraries encouraging patrons to help others with Food for FinesŽ program Bartram Trail Library Crochet Group celebrates goal of donating 500 blanketsBy Contributing Writer Amy Ackerman, Reference Librarian, Bartram Trail Branch Libraryany St. Johns County public library. We ask that the yarn be Red Heart Super Saver„ its a 4-ply, worsted weight, acrylic yarn that is hypoallergenic and holds up to years of washing and drying. For more information, please call the Bartram Trail Branch Library at 827-6960. Local dentist collects 500 pounds of candy for troops Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine!

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 17 42 Doctors Village Dr., Saint Johns, FL www.memorialhospitaljax.com Bro k en Bon e e s Ast hm m a At t a c c c c c k k k k B urns Stitc h e s Dis l oca t e d S h o u l d d e e e e e e r Brok e B r o k e e n N o o s s s s s e e e e e e e e e A cci d enta l In j u u r r r r r r i i e e e e e e s s s s s The Memorial Emergency Care Center 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 Send your Holiday Wishes with Claude’s Chocolate Holiday Basket or Boxed Assortment! www.claudeschocolate.com WE SHIP! News from Principal Thayer: Congratulations to Joy Reichenberg who has been selected as LPAs 2012 Teacher of the Year. She is a true professional who shares the joy of learning with her students on a daily basis and sca olds her instruction for all of the learners within her classroom. Her love and passion for all children shine through in everything she does. Reichenberg has held a position of leadership at several levels within our school and is currently our School Advisory Council (SAC) co-chair and a teacher trainer for technology. Always a learner, Reichenberg is completing her doctorate degree this spring. Stephen Kirsche has been selected as our Rookie Teacher of the Year. Although he is in only his second year at LPA, Kirsche has already established himself as a leader. As an educator who is greatly in tune with 21st century learners, Kirsche has developed an Android app for his classes to assist students and parents with assignments. He was recently recognized by the National Science Teachers Association as a Lockheed-NTSA Fellow. As one of only two Florida educators selected for this honor, he is now supported through exclusive professional development to empower him as a science educator. Finally, Judith Rigsbee is our data operator who has been selected as our School Related Employee of the Year. Rigsbee is the person responsible for registering all of our students, managing all student records and entering all of our student schedules. She is often the “ rst voice our new families encounter when calling ahead for information. All of these professionals display a servants heart and make LPA the wonderful place of learning that it is. Liberty Pines Academy PTO is pleased to announce LPAs Of the YearŽ winners. Volunteer of the Year: Kim Delaney Student of the Year: Karlien Van Hees Senior Volunteer of the Year: Zella Boulware Please congratulate our winners when you see them! LPA participated in Red Ribbon Week by encouraging students to voteŽ NO on drugs and to continue to make healthy and wise choices in all aspects of their life. Each day had its own theme and students showed their support each day. On Monday the students made the choice to be a leader of the pack on and o the “ eld; Tuesday was Freedom Day and students chose to be free of drugs; Wednesday students elected to vote no on drugs; Thursday was LPAs victory day and all students were encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Congratulations to Anthony Quintieris fourth grade class for winning the “ rst quarter Tyson/ Labels for Education Contest! Quintieri and his class collected 500 labels that will provide LPA free educational merchandise! The class has received a $20 gift card to purchase books, puzzles and games for to their classroom. Great job Wolves! Lets see which class will lead the pack for the second quarter! Remember to label your subLiberty Pines Academy December updateBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradfordmissions with your teachers name so your class can win next quarter.Congratulations to Lauren Siatkas fourth grade class for winning the “ rst quarter Box Tops for Education Contest! Siatka and her awesome students collected 515 Box Tops to help the PTO raise money. The class voted on their prize: a very cool 3D Ei el Tower puzzle to add to the fun things to do in their classroom. Way to go, Miss Siatka and students! The Box Tops Contest for the second quarter has begun, so tell your friends, relatives and neighbors to help you in your collection. Your class may be the next winner!Prior to Winter Break our students will be participating in exams. Parents will want to be aware of the fact that Middle Grades exams will take place on December 18 through 20 and should check teacher websites for details. Students in grades three through “ ve will also participate in formative assessments the week of December 17. Our “ rst semester ends December 21. Winter Break is from December 24 through January 4. Students return to school on January 7, 2013.LPA students wearing red to support Red Ribbon Week.

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Page 18, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md Saint Johns ~ 1461 Fruit Cove Road South ~ 904-230-8811 www.hiddenlittletreasures.com m Enroll your child and get $150 credit. Expires 1-1-2013Accepting Children 6 weeks to 5 years Oering Services For: ~Infants ~Toddlers ~Twos ~Pre-K ~Free VPK ~Summer Camp Give your child that special gift this Christmas . the Gift of Learning! Hidden Little Treasures Learning Center wishes everyone a Merry Christmas! Julington Creek Plantation presentsƒ With Special Guest . Santa!Open to the PublicFor more info, see www.jcpcdd.orgSaturday, Dec. 15, 6:00 ~ 10:00pm We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on anyone who would try and harm us.Ž … George Orwell To celebrate Veterans Day, Switzerland Point Middle School featured several experienced military family members of students enrolled at the school. The presentation was launched by an introduction to the Bartram Trail High School ROTC color guard program with their presentation of the colors. Following this presentation, the Cadet Commander of Bartram ROTC, Andrew Toelle, described the color guards weekly training schedule. Subsequently, the panel of three guest speakers began our discussion. The “ rst to speak was Herb Stiegleman III who spoke of his experiences of seven and a half years in the United States Navy as an aviation navigator. Second was Herb Stiegleman Jr. who severed 26 years in the United States Marine Corps as a tank o cer and experienced two tours of duty in Vietnam. Last to be introduced was Lieutenant Commander Jerry Smith, who served 25 years in the Navy with eight deployments, each lasting seven to 10 months. All three of the men who spoke told of their inspiration to join and the living conditions of their occupation. They reminisced about their training, favorite pieces of equipment and some exceptional and harrowing Guess whos coming to lunch with Newcomers of North St. Johns? Check your calendar and reserve a spot for Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Marsh Creek Country Club, located at 169 Marshside Drive in St. Augustine. This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Florida. Come join us as we go back into history to meet the daughter of Pedro Menendez de Aviles, the founder of St. Augustine 448 years ago. In a 16th century costume, the very talented Dianne Jacoby will portray Dona Maria de Menendez. Jacoby creates this historical character by combining historical fact and using her imagination to bring the character to life. Shell enlighten us with her tales of the early years in St. Augustine and La Floridas encounters with the native people, the Spanish, the French and the English. This is going to be a fun, learning experience! Diners will need to choose between a lemon chicken imperial with rice pilaf and grilled vegetables or a funky salad with popcorn shrimp that includes greens, shrimp, cucumber, tomato, red onion, black olives, mandarin oranges, golden raisins, walnuts and sun” ower seeds. All meals are served with rolls and butter, lemon cake for dessert with choice of iced tea, co ee or fountain soda. There will be a cash bar, ra e and door prizes. The total cost is $23. Please reserve by January 15 and note that there are no refunds. Dress code request is no shorts or denim. Please mail check, with your choice of entree added at the bottom of your check, to NNSJ, 4957 Blackhawk Drive, St Johns, FL 32259. For luncheon information, please email Deb at debkolasisnsky@att.net. It is never too late to join Newcomers of North St. Johns. Make your New Years resolution now to make new friends and get acquainted with the St. Johns County area. We o er many fun, monthly club activities. We invite you to join us for our monthly meeting/luncheon/ program to start o this new year of 2013. For any questions about membership, please email Sue at sjaird@comcast.net.Newcomers of North St. Johns attended Aprons Cooking School where they watched Chef Joels demonstration and preparation of a Thanksgiving themed three course meal and then sampled it accompanied with three wine pairings. Waiting for the rst course are Carol Kurilla, Kathy Roy, Bobbi Feldman and Eileen Fuld. Picture by Betty Neyer.Switzerland Point Middle School honors veterans By Contributing Writer Megan Fallon, eighth grade student, SPMS Newcomers to meet historical characterBy Contributing Writer Marcia Smith, Newcomers of North St. Johnsexperiences. This assembly was initiated to address the importance of gratitude to our veterans and to thank them for their contributions. LCDR Smith reminded those present, There are always people on watch to protect us and to stand watch for our freedom.Ž Also speaking at two di erent assemblies was retired LCDR Jerry Cain with 20 years active duty as a commissioned o cer and naval aviator, including deployments in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The other speakers were Lieutenant Leif E. Walroth, United States Navy pilot, Dr. Stella Hayes, Captain MC USN, family medicine, Stratis Lagoutaris, DPM, United States Navy and AWRC Christopher Atkinson, helicopter pilot at N.A.S. Chief Atkinson even brought in video showing the students how they execute night rescues from the helicopter. All of these special members of the armed forces are a source of pride for the families of Switzerland Point and we are grateful for their time to speak to the school and their devotion to the country.Sixth grade student Connor Easterling tries on LCDR Jerry Cains ight suit and gear. High School ShowcaseDecember 17 € 3:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. € World Golf Village Conference CenterLearn about the high school academies and meet representatives from each high school at the Showcase. Then, plan to attend the Academy Night(s) of your choice at the individual high schools.Monday, January 14: St. Johns Technical HS at 5:30 p.m., St. Augustine HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17: Bartram Trail HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24: Pedro Menendez HS at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29: Nease HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31: Ponte Vedra HS at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5: Creekside HS at 6:00 p.m.Academy Nights: Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 19 Same day appointments available. 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 The Friends of Alpine Park (FAP) invites you to start 2013 the right way„surrounded by nature, with your friends and family, getting “ t! On January 19, FAP and the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a Get Fit with Friends and Family Arbor Day One-Mile Fun Run/Walk and Health and Wellness ExpoŽ at Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland. The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a warm-up for those participating in the one-mile fun run/walk. The fun run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the riverfront and wind through the park. The fun run/walk is an untimed one-mile course, the perfect length to kick o a year of “ tness while enjoying the beauty of Alpine Groves Park. After the fun run/walk all participants will be eligible to participate in a ra e with items from the Jewish Community Alliance, Pinch-a-Penny, Mary Kay and many more. The Health and Wellness Expo will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. MyGym of Mandarin, Baileys Powerhouse Gym, Just Fitness of Mandarin, Walgreens, Starbucks and others will be present. The Blood Alliance will be bringing out the Blood Mobile and would love for you to donate! The day before the event, Friday, January 18 is Floridas Arbor Day and to celebrate, the Friends of Alpine Park will hold a tree planting ceremony at 9:00 a.m. next to the Fruit Packing Shed. Registration forms are available at Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry or online for download at www.mayomedia.com. Friend us on Facebook at Friends of Alpine ParkŽ to receive the latest news about the event. In addition to the businesses listed above, we would like to extend a special thanks to the following sponsors: Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry, American Chiropractor, and Weedmans Grocery, Tropical Smoothie, Shape Your Nutrition and The UPS Store. If your business would like to sponsor the event, donate items to the ra e or swag bags,Ž please contact friendsofalpinepark@ gmail.com. The Friends of Alpine Park was formed in June 2012 by committed citizens and parkgoers to preserve and enhance the natural beauty and history of Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland, Florida. For more information please email friendsofalpinepark@gmail.com or visit them on Facebook, Friends of Alpine Park.ŽHave fun getting t! Photo courtesy of Cher Brown.There are approximately 4,000 people in St. Johns County living with memory loss, brain trauma or a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimers Disease. The Council on Aging is dedicated to raising awareness about these issues. For most people, the decision to seek medical con“ rmation begins with small but noticeable changes in recall or a slight shift in cognitive awareness or thought patterns. Although the actual diagnosis can be frightening, early detection can pave the way for early treatment that can help protect existing brain function. And, an early diagnosis allows time for the family to plan avenues of information and support that will help to ease the transition for both the patient and their loved ones. Becoming informed is a critical “ rst step in long-term strategy and the Council on Aging (COA) is here to help. The COA Community CareGiving program is a collaboration designed to connect the dotsŽ between the caregiver and all available avenues of assistance. The program is facilitated by Paulette Kozlowski, RN, CRRN, QDCS, ADC. Kozlowski is the manager of the COA Sunshine Center who holds special certi“ cations in dementia care. She can assist families in accessing resources like: a personal and con“ dential needs assessment; education and information on the latest research and technology; a list of area support groups and details on respite care, assisted living facilities, long term care and hospice care. For example, learning about the various stages of Alzheimers, developing coping skills and staying active are important tools that help caregivers deal with daily challenges. COA Community Care-Giving can help with that and more! In addition to Community Care-Giving, the Council on Aging o ers memory enhancement workshops at three convenient locations and supervised adult day care at the Sunshine Center, 180 Marine Street. Please call Paulette Kozlowski at 209-3674 for more information and visit our website at www.coasjc.com. Come out for a day of fun, nature, health and wellnessSubmitted by Jennifer Yarbrough, President, Friends of Alpine ParkDiagnosed with memory loss issues? COA can help!By Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Aging The CreekLine For more information on advertising: Linda Gay904-287-4913 € lg@rtpublishinginc.com For more information on advertising: Linda Gay 904-287-4913 € lg@rtpublishinginc.com YOUR Community Newspaper

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Page 20, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448 or email us at: ENCOREDECOR@bellsouth.net10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store H Hickory Creek Elementary School dedicated a week in November to help those in need. During the 10th annual Second Harvest Food FightŽ food drive, students had the opportunity to help “ ght hunger in St. Johns County by donating non-perishable items. This important tradition has bene“ ted thousands of people since its inception. It gives needy families the ability to build meals throughout the holiday season and during the coming year. Some of the food items that were donated included low sodium canned fruits, vegetables and beans; canned meats and proteins such as tuna, chicken and peanut butter; and other basics such as pasta, rice, soup, macaroni and cheese, cereal, instant potatoes and granola bars. Students had fun and got involved by collecting items that were based on their grade level. They brought in donations for an entire week while the PTO assisted with the gathering and boxing up of the food items each morning. The two large barrels provided by the food bank were already full on the “ rst day of collection. By the end of the drive, three more large boxes were “ lled and over” owed into the lobby of the school. During the same week, families also participated in Hickory Creek Elementary Schools “ rst annual coat drive. Outgrown coats and jackets were donated to pass on to many students in need. Thirty coats were collected during the drive and then made available to the children at Hickory Creek. Any unused coats were donated to other needy children in the local community. A big thank you goes to First to “ ghtŽ is a slogan associated with the United States Marine Corps, but there is another “ rst the Marines are proud of and that is its Toys for TotsŽ program. Others are attempting to imitate, but are not able to duplicate this program. For over a half a century, the United States Marine Corps is the unchallenged leader in looking after Americas needy children at Christmas. In 1947, Major Bill Hendricks, USMC … with the support of members of his Los Angeles Marine Corps Reserve unit … collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. Major Hendricks program was so successful that in 1948, the Marine Corps adopted it and expanded it nationwide as the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.Ž In the intervening years, Marines have conducted successful Toys for Tots campaigns each year, collecting and distributing over 418,000,000 toys. Today, Toys for Tots is the Marine Corps premier community action program. Marine Corps Reserve Units, located throughout the nation, conduct toy collection and distribution campaigns near their Reserve Centers each year. To expand the nationwide coverage of Toys for Tots, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation authorizes Marine Corps League Detachments to conduct Toys for Tots campaigns in their communities. The Oldest City Detachment #383, Marine Corps League, St. Augustine is once again the spearhead of this program within the St. Augustine and St. Johns County community. However, your local Marines cannot spell successŽ without u.Ž Caring and generous Americans drop o new unwrapped toys at collection receptacles located in local businesses. Detachment #383 Marine coordinators pick up, sort and store these toys for distribution to our needy children. December 22 will be the distribution date held at the Elks Lodge 829, located at 1420 A1A South in St. Augustine. So have you looked at your calendar? Yes, the December 22 date is fast approaching! This is why we need you to support the Toys for Tots Program as soon as possible. For further details and drop o locations, please do not hesitate to contact The Oldest City Detachment #383 by visiting its website: http://www.mcl” 383. org. Semper Fidelis! Hickory Creek helps needy families By Contributing Writer Laurie Argott, HCE PTO Zachary Couch and Davey Ciric with bins full of donations at Hickory Creek. all the families who participated in food and coat drive. The very generous donations will continue to keep families fed or help keep a child warm this winter season. Marines lead the wayBy Contributing Writer Charlie Myers, Adjutant, Oldest City Detachment #383 Santa Claus Around the WorldSource: www.santaclaus.comGermany: Kris Kringle France: Pere Noel Spain: Papa Noel United Kingdom: Father Christmas Australia: Father Christmas Austria: Christkind Italy: Babbo Natale Belgium: Sinterklaas Denmark: Julemanden

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 21 Oil Change & Rotation $19.99 $20 Off All Alignments $30 Off any Brake Job01-12-13 2245-102 County Road 210W 904-827-1401 90482 7 40% OFFYour Pets First ExamNEW CLIENTS ONLY Animal Medical Clinic at St. John Full Service Veterinary Hospital 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit CovePh: 230.8881 52 Tuscan Way, #202Publix Center at International Golf Dr. and SR 16 Ph: 940.0055 During the month of October, Nease High School along with the Nease IB (International Baccalaureate) Booster Club hosted its 2012 College Night. The event, looked forward to each year, was well attended with representatives from 60 schools both in-state and out-of state. The evening began with guest speaker Patrick Herring, Director of Admissions from the University of Florida. His presentation Helping Hands of St. Johns County met on Friday, December 7 at Faith Community Church Community Center for a potluck brunch and holiday party. There will be no meeting on last Friday of December due to the holidays. The group will resume meeting on Friday, January 25 at their regular time. Members of Helping Hands, with the help of the community, assembled and donated 30 Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need. An anonymous benefactor donated 30 $10 turkey gift cards so each family could purchase their own turkey. Every family box received all the “ xings for a special meal for Thanksgiving as well. Staples of St. Augustine donated all the boxes for the project. The group wishes to thank everyone in the area who helped support the holiday project, which was Helping Heroes Families. Hundreds of gifts have been received for the children of local military families. Final totals will be announced next month. The group is very thankful to 210 Storage, which donated the space for approximately a 1,000 toys. Trucks from NAS JAX, Fort Stewart, Kings Bay and Hunter Army Air“ eld will be picking up the toys and chaplains at the bases will be distributing them. Thank you to the following sites where trees were located: the Cascades, Golf Club of South Hampton, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, First Florida Credit Union, Faith Community Church, Cimarrone and Church of Latter Day Saints. Several neighborhoods including Heritage Park, Coquina Crossing and local girl scout troops also participated. This was a huge e ort, from the ladies who sat at Winn Dixie and handed out stars, to the tree chairmen who decorated the trees and kept track of childrens gifts, to all in the area who bought gifts and helped deliver them to storage unit. The holidays will certainly be brighter for these brave families who endure long separations of their loved ones so we can be safe. This has been a busy year for Helping Hands of St. Johns County and we appreciate all the community support we have received. Thank you! Helping Hands is a non-denominational group that meets the last Friday of each month (except November and December) at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210 to do a small project to bene“ t those in need. Membership is always open and there are no dues, o cers or stress. Members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. The group relies solely on donations of goods and services. Allen D. Nease High School hosts College Nightregarding the college preparation and selection process was followed by a question/ answer session during which he addressed inquiries from both parents and students. Following his informative speech the crowd headed to the Nease gymnasium where representatives from the numerous colleges and universities were available to hand out materials and speak to interested students and parents. Supporters of the Nease High School college fair included Sylvan Learning, SAT prep Florida, Tutoring Club, Kaplan Test Prep, Stepping Up Your Life Skills, The Learning Specialists and Luke Burge FFEC College Planning Specialist. Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou, Helping Hands Tree at St. Johns Golf Club with Cheryl McGhee of SJGCC.

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Page 22, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Private Mortgage BankingTwo good reasons to buy your next home nowIf you plan to buy a new home this year, consider these reasons: transaction Now may be the right time for you to purchase a home. Contact us today. Derek Emerson, Private Mortgage Banker Phone: -Fax: -Time to get your game onŽ ladies! The January 8 meeting of the Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will be a game dayŽ held at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club located o of County Road 210. Some of the games will include Mah Jongg bridge, Mexican chicken train and Bunco. The cost will be $18 (tax and gratuity included). Lunch choices will be chicken cordon bleu or stu ed ” ank steak, with a house salad, chefs choice of vegetable and starch, roll with butter and panna cotta (Italian custard) with fresh berries. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. A check must be received by Tuesday, January 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 New-On Friday, November 2 MCE enjoyed an old fashioned Fall Carnival. The weather that evening was especially nice and the turn out of family and friends was exceptional. Teachers participated in a Dunkin Booth,Ž Minute to Win It, doughnut on a string and kissing booth. There were many volunteers on hand to man the Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club updateBy Contributing Writer Linda Gomolkacomers 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), Bunco, 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 shirleybodziak@gmail.com. The yearly membership fee is $25 unless you join after January 1 then the fee is only $15 for the second half of the year. To download a membership form, go to www.facebook.com/BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub.The nature walking group from the Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club at Blue Cypress Park: Rosie Burlile, Linda Foote, Anne Grix, Kathy Chadwick, Joan Hitzges, Shirley Brown and Pat Gavaletz.Mill Creek Mustangs enjoyed old fashioned fun at their Fall CarnivalBy Contributing Writer Wendi Brothers, Mill Creek Elementaryother booths, which included favorites like the gold “ sh toss, cake walk, ball throw and much more. Students ran about playing with friends, all the while loading up their parents with the trinkets and treasures they were winning at the various booths. Many went home with their very own gold “ sh; some had two or three! Dunkin Doughnuts sponsored the I Dunked My TeacherŽ t-shirts for the Dunkin Booth. Village Inn donated the pies for the pie eating contest and Moes, Deltona Realty, Atlantic Coast Bank and Adventure Landing also contributed by donating prizes. The hard work of the PTA and many volunteers paid o as a lovely evening was had by all. Thanksgiving is a time for feasting! Students in kindergarten through second grade enjoyed a holiday meal in the cafeteria on Thursday, November 15. Family and friends were invited to join the students. Turkey and all the “ xinsŽ were served. Parents, grand parents and other guest joined the students for this special time. Students in grades three through “ ve will enjoy a holiday meal during the Christmas season. Some of the older grades that did not have a cafeteria feast paired up with other classrooms for a feast of their own. Parents brought in turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and much more for students to enjoy. As the holiday season descends upon us, make sure to keep check on the school website for up to date information. The families at Mill Creek Elementary wish the very best to all this Holiday Season! Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?287-4913wrapped up in one building.Ž First place winner Matthew Bradley described a sentiment in his essay that not only rings true but was a perfect description of the days events: A veterans family and friends should be there to celebrate their homecoming. They should celebrate with their favorite drinks, food and cake with the cake saying Welcome Back.Ž It is a wonderful experience to see the looks of appreciation and joy that this little party brings to the residents of the veterans home, let alone see the maturity of these young people as they share their respect for those who make up the stories of that history book wrapped up in one building.Ž Winners visit veterans cont. from pg. 1

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 23 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 Wishing You Joy Peace & Good Hair this Holiday Season! Carl Slack (904) 209-1320www.getpanache.com 2758 Race Track Rd. in Julington Creek 32259 Plantation Publix Plaza Every Veterans Day, students at Julington Creek Elementary School have found a very special way to honor our nations veterans. When principal Michael Story “ rst came to Julington Creek he presented an idea to the fourth grade teachers and soon, a very wonderful tradition had begun. As a social studies project, each fourth grader interviews a veteran and then creates a special poster in their honor. Each poster shows a picture of the veteran and tells about their military experience. Since the students interview relatives, friends and neighbors, a personal connection is usually formed which makes the posters all the more special. The posters are attached to wooden stakes and are proudly displayed in front of Its 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, November 17. The Bartram Trail Air Force JROTC Drill teams are on a bus to Belleview High School for a competition meet in Ocala. There were over 10 schools competing, including Bartram Trail. We “ elded three teams, each of whom took second place: Armed Regulation team, commanded by Thomas Moroney; Unarmed Exhibition, commanded by Alex Peterson; and the Male Color Guard, commanded by Robert Sarra. To add to all the excitement, there was a game cadets could enter called IDR (Individual Drill Regulation). This game is similar to Simon Says. How, you ask? The commander Terry R. West, president and chief executive o cer of VyStar Credit Union, announced the of“ cial opening of the Credit Unions new 210 Branch location at 1955 County Road 210 West in St. Johns. VyStar O cials cut the ribbon launching the Grand Opening Celebration of the new branch in a special ceremony on Tuesday, November 20. The new branch is a full-service VyStar branch with “ ve teller stations, “ ve member service o ces, one online banking station, one outside walk-up and one drive-up ATM, three drive-thru lanes and safe deposit boxes. This is VyStars 34th overall branch. Brian Corson will serve as Branch Vice President of the 210 Branch. Corson has been with VyStar for seven years and most recently held the position of BTHS Air Force JROTC teams fare well in competitionBy Contributing Writer Wendyann AdamsJCE salutes veterans with a personal connectionContributed by Ingrid Jones, Julington Creek Elementarycan call any command to challenge the cadets (players) and if the cadets or cadet respond incorrectly to a command, the cadet is out. After many rounds of IDR, the “ nalists went to the main “ eld for the “ nal round, including two Bartram Trail Air Force JROTC cadets. Our own Brendan Hall took home third place and Thomas Moroney took home “ rst in the IDR challenge. Winning at Belleview was the goal to which our cadets aspired and, in achieving the goal, was a major success for our cadet corp. Having proven we can achieve our goals as a corps, we know this is simply a good starting point for our continued success.The Armed Regulation, Unarmed Exhibition and Male Color Guard teams and trophies as well as our own Lt. Col. LeFevre and CM Sgt. Phillips. Photo by Wendyann AdamsCredit union celebrates the grand opening of its 34th branch At the Ribbon Cutting were William C. Vivian, VyStar board member; Sandy Ford, VyStar regional vice president; Eric Hat eld, VyStar board member; Esther T. Schultz, VyStar board member; Brian Corson, VyStar 210 Branch vice president; P.E. (Ted) Hewitt, VyStar chairman of the board; Michael Cascone, VyStar board secretary/founder; Randy Swift, VyStar senior vice president member services; Terry R. West, VyStar president and CEO.Member Relationship Specialist Supervisor at VyStars Julington Creek Branch. We are very enthusiastic about o ering VyStar services to the large and growing community around CR 210. A large number of our members have resided in the 210 area for some time, and they have encouraged us to open an o ce here,Ž said West. JCE Principal Michael Story with some of the Grand BudsŽthe school for a few days. This year, the Grand BudsŽ organized the display. Grand BudsŽ are fathers, grandfathers and uncles of students at Julington Creek who volunteer their time and talent to help out at the school in any way they can. The men worked hard to meticulously place the posters in straight rows surrounded by American ” ags. Story refers to the display as the schools Field of Honor.Ž It has always been Storys wish that students realize that a day o from school on Veterans Day should have special meaning. It is a time to honor our countrys “ nest and to show our gratitude for their many years of dedicated service. Walking amid the many posters in the Field of HonorŽ accomplishes just that. Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine!

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 25 “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 yo u C all th e W ate r T r eatment C ompan y J a cksonville h a s trusted f o r ove r 20 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Everyone needs a change Now is your time! ~ Anna Wilk ~ Former owner Paradise Hairn Honoring former pricingn Haircuts $36 and upn Color $55n Partial Foils $70n Full Foils $100n Full Salon Services ~A nna Wilk ~ 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Drive Suite 201 Saint Johns, FL 32259Call ~ 904.899.1234 for your appointment Available Tuesday thru Friday Another holiday has come and gone for Fruit Cove. Everyone should be full of turkey and pumpkin pie! FCMS had Thanksgiving break from November 21 through 26. Now it is time to get out the snow” akes and stockings! Fruit Cove is having our winter break from December 24 through January 4. We will be getting back on January 7. FCMS had a PTO meeting on December 4. Bump, set, spike! Volleyball tryouts for the school team were held the week of December 3 for girls and are currently being held through December 12 for boys. Oh, wow! Everyones favorite part of the year! Exam week! Semester exams for language arts and science will take place on December 13 and 14 and social studies and math will be December 17 and 18. FCMS Jazz Ensemble has a full schedule this holiday season. They performed at the River Garden retirement home on December 5, at the International Airport on December 7, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre December 8 and will play at the school board meeting on December 11. The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band concert was held on December A healthy diet is not only critical to proper diabetes management, but will also help you stay at a desirable weight, control your blood pressure, and prevent heart disease and stroke. Always consult your health care provider, registered dietitian or nutritionist to get advice on planning and preparing healthy meals. Some healthy cooking tips include: € Use vegetable oil spray instead of oil, shortening or butter. € If you do use oil, use canola, sun” ower or olive oil in food preparation instead of vegetable oil.What could be more fun than a festive nighttime trolley tour through some of the most decorated neighborhoods in Julington Creek Plantation? On Saturday, December 15, an elf-guided trolley tour will run every 30 minutes and leave from the Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center. Each tour will conclude with complimentary apple cider and candy canes back at the Creekside Cafe. The trolley tour will feature holiday music and on-board caroling is highly encouraged. Best of all, Santa Claus will be stationed at the Recreation Center to receive childrens gift wishes and take photos (please bring your own Let us entertain you! Come on out to the Trout Creek Park Pavilion on December 14 at 10:00 a.m. and enjoy gospel hymns and country-churchŽ songs by Paul and Marilyn Schurman. An entertaining mix of vocal and instrumental renditions, using a digital accordion, trumpet and trombone! No admission charge. Please call 522-1611 for more information. Let us introduce you! Meet Lt. Acosta and Deputy Diana with the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce. Lt. Acosta is the newest member of the team Trout Creek newsBy Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Agingand both will be available on December 21 at 11:00 a.m. to answer any questions you might have about crime prevention, self-defense, scams or any other inquiry that pertains to the sheri s o ce here in St. Johns County. Please call 5221611 for more information. Trout Creek Park Pavilion and Senior Center is located at 6795 Collier Road in Orangedale. For more information on any of the programs and services at Trout Creek, please call Judy at 522-1611 or visit www.coasjc.com and click on the senior center tab. Healthy cooking tips for those with diabetesContributed by Kristin Mackery, Baptist Medical Center South€ Steam vegetables using a low-fat broth or water. € Season foods with herbs and spices, vinegar, lemon juice or salsa instead of salt. € Use lowor no-sugar jams instead of butter or margarine. € Eat or cook cereal with skim milk or 1 percent milk. € Use low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese or nonfat yogurt in place of full fat versions. € Drink 100 percent fruit juice that has no added sugar. € Eat chicken or turkey without the skin. € Broil, roast, stir-fry or grill meats. Always buy lean cuts of meat. € Use lemon or lime on “ sh and vegetables instead of butter or sauces. € Buy whole-grain breads and cereals. Physicians and other experts can direct you to helpful resources that further cover meal planning, o er healthy recipes and cooking tips, suggest exercise programs, give you tips to manage you weight and more. Laura Rellihan RD, LD/N, at Baptist Medical Center South says, Healthy cooking can still be fun and creative throughout the holidays. It may even inspire you to lead a healthy New Year.Ž Take a Very Merry Holiday Trolley tour camera). This event is sponsored by Gina Betbeze, RE/ MAX Specialists. Trolley tours are open to the public; non-CDD are welcome. Tickets are $3 for children aged three to 12; $6 for adults and free for age two and under. A reservation time is strongly recommended (6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. or 9:00 p.m.). Walk-ups will only be available if space permits. Finally, if you would like to nominate your street as JCP Best Street for Holiday Decorations,Ž please email ldeblois@jcpcdd.org. Secret Elves will be canvassing the neighborhoods of JCP in early December to “ nd the best streets. One winning street will be chosen an Overall Winner and receive a trophy to be proudly displayed in the JCP trophy case for one year. For further information or to register for a Very Merry Trolley Tour, please go to www.jcpcdd.org.FCMS HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Maddie Ross, FCMS Student6 at Fruit Cove and the Wind Ensemble and the Beginning Band Winter Concert will take place at Fruit Cove on December 10. FCMS chorus also has a few performances. They will perform at the Jacksonville Landing on December 14 at 11:00 a.m. and also at Fruit Cove on December 18 at 6:30 performing their Winter Concert. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Science Fair this year. The projects were amazing! The winners from the miscellaneous category are Megan Wolf with “ rst place, Zachary Kowalski with second, Zachary Graves with third place and Paxton Threat and Andy Hart with Honorable Mentions. In the physical science category, Katelyn Grey took “ rst place, Hannah Savoldy got second, Danielle Haddock got third and Justin Barthel and Kyle Ricketson both got Honorable Mentions. In the life science category, James Carpenter won “ rst place, Madeleine Ross won second place, Ava Dubose won third and Audrey Dubose and Jack Jones both received Honorable Mentions. These winners will go on to compete in the regional science fair. Wish them lots of luck, everybody!A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Eastern Standard Time, residential lawn watering is limited to one day per week: • Homes with odd number addresses: Saturday • Homes with even number addresses: Sunday • Nonresidential properties: Tuesday Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities. Water for no more than one hour per zone Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com Your ad could be in the next issue! Call Linda Gay today! 287-4913LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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Page 26, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Merry Christmas and Happy New Yearfrom all of us atArt ‘N Illusion Salon & Photography Studio!Thank you for your patronage and loyalty. Davidson Realty, Inc., the premier Jacksonville and St. Augustine real estate company, is pleased to announce it has nearly doubled its team of real estate agents since the beginning of 2012. Davidson Realty began the year with 22 Realtors, welcomed its 40th agent The holidays are right around the corner and tis the season for stringing the lights and trimming trees! Safety often takes the back burnerŽ around the holidays. Around this time of the year, we all tend to get caught up with family, friends and shopping malls. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, every year hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries relating to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees. Here are some key safety tips to consider when making this holiday season a merry one: € Do not burn wrapping paper in a “ replace € Be sure that your decorations are not blocking an exit way € Never put tree branches in or near a “ replace € Always only use non-” ammable holiday decorations € Keep all decorations a safe distance away from heat The Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics (JCLA) swim team is racing through a successful 2012 fall short course season. No matter the weather, Loggerhead swimmers diligently show up at practice, eager to dive in and challenge themselves to be the best they can be. As members of the Loggerhead team, young swimmers learn valuable lessons about sportsmanship and perseverance that will serve them well in all their future endeavors. The Loggerheads traveled to Ocala on October 19 through 21 to compete in the Central Florida Marlins fall meet held at the College of Central Florida. Top “ ve team times were swum by 8 and under girls Lizzie Ryan and Christine Johnson„Ryan in the 50 breaststroke, 50 butter” y and 100 Individual Medley and Johnson in the 50 butter” y. Congratulations! On October 26 and 27, JCLA hosted its second annual Oktoberfest meet at the Julington Creek Recreation Center pool. Thanks to the dynamic leadership of the coaching sta and the dedicated e orts of dozens of parent volunteers, the meet was a perfect venue for Loggerhead swimmers to extend their hospitality to the visiting teams and to showcase their swimming skills. Three weeks later, Loggerhead Aquatics swimmers braved Loggerheads just keep swimming!By Contributing Writer Lorraine Herreros, Loggerhead Parent Advisory Committeecold and windy weather conditions to compete at the TYR IMX/IM Ready meet held at the Bolles School in Jacksonville on November 17 and 18. Despite the low temperatures, JCLA Loggerheads managed to turn in some fast times and have some fun with teammates while bundled up in their winter gear. Eighty-one JCLA swimmers have met the time standards to compete in the Gator Swim Club Holiday Classic meet at the University of Floridas Stephen C. OConnell Center in Gainesville on November 30 through December 2. Only swimmers who achieve qualifying times are eligible to participate in this prestigious event. Go Loggerheads!Realty company doubles team to achieve 40-agent milestone in early October and is continuing to grow. For more than 20 years, Davidson Realty has cultivated a strong market presence and earned a reputation as a premier employer in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. In fact, the company has been voted the #1 Best Place to WorkŽ in Northeast Florida by the Jacksonville Business Journal and the #2 Best Place to WorkŽ in Florida by Florida Trend. We have always practiced a belief that building a uni“ ed team culture and creating an environment in which everyone can thrive is the best way to go,Ž explains Sherry Davidson, president of Davidson Realty, Inc. We have welcomed many great agents to our already strong Realtor base and even through the downturn of the housing market, I have been thrilled at the progress weve continued to make.ŽHoliday decorating safety tips you can useBy Contributing Writer Meghan Bender, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation vents and space heaters € Never leave holiday lights unattended; turn o lights before bed or leaving the house € Do not use lit candles on a tree € Avoid overloading electrical outlets; keep to three sets of lights per extension cord € Never string lights while they are plugged in € Always use non-” ammable candle holders; place candles where they cannot be knocked down We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. These safety tips are brought to you as part of the prevention and education mission of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!287-4913We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.~Aristotle

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 27 LEARNING IS ALL AROUND. NOW ENROLLING! The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems Inc. 2009 License #C07SJ0053 ASK ABOUT OURFLEX’LEARNING PROGRAM 100 Julington Plaza Drive Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. Students in Karen Ostrows eighth grade Advanced Language Arts class participated in the VFWs Patriot Pen essay contest. Students wrote essays describing what they would say to our founding fathers if given the opportunity. Students across the district were invited to participate and Swiss Point students took “ rst, second and The St. Johns River Farmers Market will receive donations of non-perishable food every week at the Saturday market in Alpine Groves Park from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through December. Recently St. Francis House in St. Augustine experienced food shortages so severe that the Food Pantry was forced to close temporarily. St. Francis House is the sole provider of shelter to the homeless between Jacksonville and Daytona.Hickory Creek Elementary PTO presented a Family Night on Thursday, November 8 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The evening out for families featured a spaghetti dinner, reading and math games and even prizes for the kids. For the more than 100 people who attended, each found plenty of food, fun and a wide variety of new learning experiences. The event began with an entertaining book reading. Participants then enjoyed a free spaghetti dinner with all types of sauces, rolls and butter, salad, drinks and an assortment of cookies and desserts. To help keep the children entertained, the tables were covered in paper so they could draw on them with crayons. This was a big hit for the kids as it kept them busy as they arrived and throughout the evening. After everyone “ nished Switzerland Point students excel in essay contestthird places. Winners were: First place: Sydney Wood ($100 and her essay will move to Regional competition) Second place: Nathan McCutcheon ($75) Third place: Nicole Leonard ($50) Congratulations!Farmers market is drop-o site for food donationsArthur Glaser, president of the North Florida Vendors Association, which sponsors the weekly market in Alpine Groves Park, said, At the market we can make it easier for market-goers and neighboring residents to contribute to this urgent food drive by receiving donations and transporting them directly to St. Francis House. We must all do what we can during this time of Thanksgiving and holiday; we cannot have people without food in St. Johns County.ŽThe Fruit Cove Middle School Jazz Ensemble recently performed at Alpine Grovaes Park. Merry Christmasfrom your friends at The CreekLine! Family night out at Hickory CreekBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argott, HCE PTOdinner, the games were opened up for play. The games did a great job disguising math and reading as fun stations to visit. Some game stations were hosted by older students and each volunteer was encouraged to pick a game that they enjoyed. The only other instruction given was to make it fun for the kids and reward those who tried. Some of the game stations that were included were: an estimation game, card games, Bingo, Scattergories, measurement and fractions, probability, statistics and many more. The children were awarded participation tickets for their work at playing and winning the games. There were baskets of prizes marked with di erent levels of tickets. The students really were excited about getting the tickets and having the cash-out prize store. Many teachers supported the event by leading the book read, serving food, guiding games and passing out fun math packets for the children to take home. With all the generous help from HCE teachers, sta and PTO families, the event was enjoyed by everyone who attended. Thank you to all who participated or helped in any way with Family Night! The CreekLineYOUR Community Newspaper nit y Ne e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e wspaper For more information on advertising: Linda Gay904-287-4913 € lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 28, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com Maybe youre thinking about changing careers. Or looking for a fresh start. Or want to go back to work doing something new and exciting. If so, wed love to talk. About how our full-time agents are backed up by a comprehensive support staff. And how were a family whos got each others backs. Wed love to tell you why Davidson Realty consistently “nishes in the top ten real estate of“ces in Northeast Florida. And explain why weve been recognized as the #1 Best Place to Work in Northeast Florida.Ž But mostly wed just like to meet you, and see if youd be a good “t for a company thats actually expanding. 904-940-5000 | DavidsonRealtyInc.com OUR trusted name.YOUR new career. TRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS.Ž likeŽ us on Facebook Service Time: 10AM Location: Renaissance Resort @ World Golf Village 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine (904) 325-9647 Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready to be Inspired, Ignited & Illuminated by the Power of God. Come join us as we declare St. Augustine, the City of God. Pastor Anthony & Jessica Guadalupe REACH UP. REACH IN. REACH OUT. Service times: Sunday at 10 am Wednesday at 7 pm Cunningham Creek Elementary School REACHJAX.COM The Creeks Clash U11 Girls White team completed their inaugural season in the North Florida Fall Premier League with a “ rst place “ nish. In route to their 9 win, 0 loss, 1 draw record, these young ladies outscored their opponents 36-4. It was impressive to see how quickly this team came together and played as a team. Congratu-Creeks Clash U11 Girls White team earns rst placelations to Callie Beyer, Paola Camacho, Katelyn Crici, Cassie Duez, Amanda Gervais, Ashley Hagadorn, Amber Librizzi, Abby McKnight, Jessica Parker, Katie Scott, Noelle Smith, Halia Smithley Hannah Zona, Coach Mike Holzemer and Coach Sean Siebert. Special thanks to Michelle Holzemer for her support with the team. The Academy at Julington Creek, the areas top-rated early education provider and child care center, has appointed a new director to its growing sta Linda Carrabis has been named director of operations. Carrabis has more than 20 years of child care experience and has been a director the past eight years. Most recently she worked at Knowledge Universe in Ponte Vedra and previously worked as center director at Kindercare in Mandarin and in a similar position at Kindercare Local child care center appoints new directorof Ponte Vedra. At Kindercare in Mandarin, she was credited with managing its success, stability and safety. In her new position at The Academy Carrabis will be in charge of operations and management of the center, sta and programs. Linda is an experienced leader in early education,Ž said executive director and Academy owner Lucinda Chapin. She is dedicated to the excellence we strive for at The Academy.Ž The Academy at Julington Creek has the highest readiness score (96) of all comparable centers in the area. The score, measured by The Florida Department of Education, is applied to public school kindergarteners that have participated in a statefunded VPK (voluntary pre-K program). Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!EWLIs 2012 Leadership Roundtable continued with its successful luncheon series on Thursday, November 15 by welcoming Kathy Bravo, founder and CEO of JCP CARES. Bravo moved to Julington Creek Plantation 10 years ago from Houston, Texas. While in Houston, she owned her own small business for 11 years and worked in the oil and gas industry before that. When her son went off to college, she decided to change career directions and make a difference in the community. She and her husband left Houston and moved to St. Johns County. As she contemplated what she wanted to do with her new life in Florida, she began JCP CARES. It was started in 2007 and, to date, has generated more than $225,000 in charitable giving and donated more than 5000 community service hours to charities in St. Johns County. Bravo is married with a 28 year old daughter and 25 year old son. A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Eastern Standard Time, residential lawn watering is limited to one day per week: • Homes with odd number addresses: Saturday • Homes with even number addresses: Sunday • Nonresidential properties: Tuesday Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities. Water for no more than one hour per zone Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com On November 3, 2012, Nease NJROTC cadets got involved in the community by helping out with Habitat for Humanity in St. Augustine. Sixteen cadets/adults helped out with homes by putting up interior walls, painting, and putting up porch beams. They also helped clean up the area. The cadets enjoyed helping out in the community for such a wonderful program.

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 29 FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH COMMUNITY CENTER3450 CR 210 West (next to Cimarrone)( 904 ) 287-3223www.fcctoday.net Candle Light Christmas Eve ServiceMonday, December 24th at 6 p.m. FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH You are invited to join us! “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 Celebration Lutheran Church LCMS Divine Service for Advent & Christmas Every Sunday ~ 9:00 am Bible Study/Sunday School ~ 10:45 am Midweek Advent Service December 5th, 12th, & 19th ~ 7:30 pm (Supper 6:30 pm) Epiphany Bon“re ~ January 6th at 7:00 pm (Bring your Christmas trees.)~ Christmas Eve Services ~ 7:00 pm & 11:00 pm ~ Christmas Day ~ 10:00 am A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org St Francis In-The-FieldEpiscopal ChurchChristian Formation 9:00am Sunday Service 10:00amChildrens Chapel and Nursery Available895 Palm Valley Rd (1 mile east of US1)615-2130 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 St. Augustine Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Theodore K. Mathews, will present Christmas Re” ectionsŽ at the beautiful and historic Cathedral-Basilica in the heart of St. Augustine on Saturday, December 15 at 7:45 p.m. and Sunday, December 16 at 1:45 p.m. This is the “ rst concert of the 2012-2013 season and continues the tradition begun in 1948 under the leadership of William Dixon. The Community Chorus will be joined by the Saint Augustine Childrens Chorus under the direction of Kerry Fradley. The Jacksonville Concert Artists will provide the orchestral accompaniment, joined by Shannon McKay, the Cathedral-Basilica organist. The “ rst half of the program includes music revealing the Story of the Nativity: Away in a Manger, Journey of the Kings, Go Tell it on the Mountain and other re” ective pieces: Mary Did you Know, Ave Maria, Child of God among others. The second half of the program features highlights from Handels The Cassie Perrella, a senior at Nease High School, has been announced as one of 12 high school seniors across Florida to be selected as a “ nalist for Take Stock in Childrens prestigious Leaders 4 Life Fellowship, an innovative program created in partnership with the Asofsky Family Foundation. Take Stock in Children, a statewide non-pro“ t organization with a 17-year history of breaking the cycle of poverty by providing scholarships, mentors and hope, is a strong believer in the mission of this program, which is to enable these students to excel in a university environment by giving them the resources that empower them to develop their full potential as leaders for life.Ž As a strong believer in supporting education for our youth, the Asofsky Family Foundation is honored to celebrate these remarkable Take Stock in Children scholars as “ nalists,Ž said Mark Asofsky, founder of the Asofsky Family Foundation. All are topnotch students who deserve to be recognized for their achievements, and we are working to provide them with the tools necessary to become tomorrows great leaders.Ž Perrella is one of 12 highly motivated scholars who are amongst several thousand high school students statewide bene“ ting from Take Stock in ChilFaith Newsthe 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 in 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.Christmas Re ections to be presentedMessiah. Jim Goodell will sing bass solos from the Messiah as a guest artist. The audience is invited to join the choir in singing the Hallelujah ChorusŽ as well as other familiar Christmas Carols. Tickets for adults are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The price is $5 for children 12 and under and students (with ID). Advance tickets can be purchased from the Cathedral Bell Tower Shop, Music Matters, CNL Bank First Coast, Herbie Wiles Insurance, Anastasia Books, The Print Shop, Southern Horticulture, Carters Jewelry, Flowers by Shirley and online at the chorus website: www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org. For more information on adding your voice to the St. Augustine Community Chorus or one of their current and upcoming concerts, visit the chorus website: www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org Additional information is available from one of the two Community Chorus Directors: Ted Mathews at 794-5327 or Kathleen Vande Berg at 808-1904. Take Stock in Children student is announced as scholarship nalistdren. These twelve were selected based on their demonstration of strong leadership skills, moral character and academic success. These contenders will each be awarded a new Macintosh laptop computer for this accomplishment, and will now be required to submit a video essay to be reviewed by a state selection committee, which will select “ ve of the 12 who will ultimately receive a Leaders 4 Life Fellowship. These “ nal “ ve deserving students will be recognized during a special reception at Take Stock in Childrens annual State Leadership Conference slated for March 6 and 7 in Tallahassee, Florida. To learn more about Take Stock in Childrens Leaders 4 Life Fellowship program, or becoming a valued mentor or supporter, please visit www.sjcef.com.

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Page 30, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com State Farm, Home Of“ce, Bloomington, IL0901020 Wishing you a tangle-free holiday. May all your days be merry and bright. A safe and joyous season to everyone. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.com Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.com 90 days Same As Cash through Dec. 31st. Own your OWN Water Softening System Call for a FREE water analysis287-0003www.AllFloridaSoftWater.com C C C C C C C C C C C C C C Glenn Copp, Local Business Owner WARNING! Beware of Water Systems Companies that charge high prices & offer one time only pricing. Our equipment provides the same, or better, quality of water that those extremely high priced companies offer, at a mere fraction of the cost.Bene“ts of Soft Water: Improves Water Heater Ef“ciencyReduces Hard water build up Better for your skin Improved cleaning for laundry and dishes Better Tasting WaterYou will be amazed at the difference soft water makes. 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. This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Pitch Perfect, a comedy, musical and romance “ lm for teens to any age. A cappella singing at Barden University is competitive. The last competition did not go well for the all-female team, the Bellas. Now this year recruiting could be a challenge. Aubrey, portrayed by Anna Camp, is the leader of the team. The all-male group is their yearly rivals and biggest competitors. For years, the Bellas have relied on their voices and stunning looks; this year the group has to regroup and it may be time to try new angles and ideas. Freshmen singers could bring just that to this group. New members Beca and Fat Im writing this just before Thanksgiving. The kids and I are at Mom and Dads house where we play, cook, eat, cook, read, play and cook some more. Im so grateful to have this relaxing break before the whirlwind of the holiday season falls upon me. Even as I write that, Im laughing. To consider a week where my family of eight squeezes into the two extra bedrooms in my modest childhood home and cooks in preparation for 30 more family members to descend on Thanksgiving, a breakŽ would indeed be laughable to some! But Im thankful! Im thankful for time set apart to enjoy my little family and my extended big family, too. Im thankful that building relationships is sacred in this family and we go to great lengths to develop, preserve and cherish the connection started by blood but made strong through sweat and tears, cooking and cleaning, laughing and playing. As I look forward to Christmas and the packed calendar between now and then, I choose Movie ReviewPitch PerfectDirected by: Jason Moore. Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin and Anna Camp. Review by T.G. Stanton Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5)Amy, played by Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, have attitude and di erent styles. Beca dreams of being a DJ and just does not get the college scene. She is only there because her father teaches at the university. The Bellas are guided by standards and some rigid rules that this new season and group may push to the limit, such as no dating the competition.Ž Skylar Astin plays Jesse, a freshmen member of the rival group and a no-no rule of the Bellas. Beca and Jesse are friends and soon to be rivals„what chance does romance have? Through trials and tribulations, the teams make it to the “ nals and it is anyones chance. Jason Moore directs this “ lm and blends many old and new songs and styles. This whole “ lm was a pleasant surprise even though I tried to avoid it. The cast was fun and entertaining, the music enjoyable and made you want to sing along. Rebel Wilson was hilarious at times and made all of the rules breakable. Anna Kendrick played Beca as rebellious and often confused as to where she wants to be and how she wants to get there; through “ nding her way, she helps the Bellas to the “ nals. Many of the other cast members have great voices and provided much comic relief to the stringent Bella rules. However, this is another “ lm that could have left the body ” uids elsewhere. This “ lm had me laughing and singing along. Enjoyable and one to watch again.Arbor Day tree giveaway in January Purposeful ParentingIts a Wonderful LifeŽBy Allie Olsento take this view: It may be a crazy time but I dont have to be crazy to my kids! Sure, parenting six children from two to 13 makes for a busy life„but its a wonderful life. And Im setting the pattern for a lifetime of relationships with them. Youre likely reading this right in the middle of Christmas chaos. May I encourage you to evaluate the last month of your 2012 calendar? Fill your days with whats truly important. Ten years from now, the children wont remember if they unwrapped that one last toy youre scrambling to get but they will remember if holidays were “ lled with peace and laughter or Get in the car, were going to be late!Ž Yes, its busy. But may the peace that passes all understanding guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus.Ž Thats Philippians 4:7. But go ahead and take out your Bible and read Philippians 4:4-9. Itll be good for your soul! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 209-6190 We Need a Home! All adoptions are $60, which includes neutering/spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between CR 210 and Intl Golf Pkwy. Hours are 8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday and 9:00-12:30 on the last Saturday of each month. Bonjour! My name is Beaux. I am a 5 month old, male black & white short hair cat. I am current on all of my vaccines and I have already been neutered. I am a very loving pet, I play well with my fellow feline friends and most of all I like to lounge around the house.Hello! My name is Beasley. I am a 4 year old, brown & white male Beagle. I am current on all of my vaccines and I have already been neutered. I love to run and play, I walk very well on a leash and I know my basic commands of sit, speak, down & roll-over. (NewsUSA) Cooking without onions is like trying make a BLT without the tomato„its possible to “ ll the void with something else, but youll probably feel like youre missing something. Plus, now that its time to put on layers and nestle up to a “ re, winter recipes are abrewing and theyre full of tasty onions. Yellow onions, in particular, that are harvested during Winter recipes are knocking: Hello onionscold weather months are perfect for roasts, soups, slowcooked dishes and other winter favorites. Speci“ cally, yellow onions are ideal for these applications to help build ” avor pro“ les because of their robust, savory taste. Whether headlining a dish, such as French onion soup or playing a more subtle, supporting role, like Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!287-4913LG@rtpublishinginc.comWinter recipe cont. on pg. 31Mark January 18 on your 2013 calendar, for that is when the St. Johns County Master Gardeners will be giving away free tree seedlings at several local libraries. The giveaway locations this year are slated to be Hastings, Bartram Trail Branch and Southeast Branch libraries plus Bird Island Park at Ponte Vedra (in the Park) and the Walgreens near World Golf Village. This years trees in the giveaway are American Hornbeam, Pecan, Southern Magnolia, Chickasaw Plum and the Shumard Oak. To catch the commuters on the way to work, the giveaway starts at 8:30 a.m. and will last until trees are gone. Come early as trees go quickly!

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 31 ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T 2012 Winter Breaks Speed, Strength, Agility & Quickness Developmental CampŽ Register NOW to secure your spot! www.CreeksSoccer.com Wednesday … Friday, Dec. 26-28, 2012 Dont Miss Out Register TODAY!www.CreeksSoccer.com www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com St. Johns429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN342-4994Mandarin 292-0195 Follow us on Twitter @AtlasSportsMed Atlas Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine invites you:Why you should attend: Fall Risk Assessment Friday, January 25, 2013 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.Free and Open to the Public RSVP as spots are limited or call 342-4994 for more information. As the winter air starts cooling o in St. Johns County from the long heat of the summer months, chimneys are now burning all over town. None, however, have managed to kindle a “ re quite like the Creekside Knights football team. With the support of the Creekside Crazies, the varsity football team this year was able to make it to the playo game against Lake City. Even though we lost this game, the Knights fought the battle all the way through, with several injuries throughout the season. Way to play hard Knights! Our football team is not the only team that knows how to get things heated up. Both the boys and girls cross country teams headed o to States, where they came in 10th place. With the end of the fall football season, the dancers and cheerleaders prepare for the basketball season. The dancers were excited to show o their new uniforms for the 2012-2013 basketball seasons at a winter sports pep rally last month. With fall sports all wrapped up, winter sports get to add the bow to the best year of sports Creekside has yet to have! The girls soccer teams, both varsity and JV, are getting right down to business with their undefeated record thus far. They If you are a lawn care professional who applies fertilizer and you do work in St. Johns County, you are required, by county ordinance, to have GI-BMP certi“ cation in order to apply fertilizers. This will be a statewide requirement in 2014. Also, if The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail (RCBT) recognized Veterans Day weekend by lining the median just south of the Julington Creek Bridge with a row of high ” ying American ” ags to welcome residents home to St. Johns. Thank you to everyone who has ever served in uniform! Throughout the year the RCBT places an American ” ag in interested homeowners front yards for seven holiday weekends including Presidents Bartram Trail Rotary appreciates our veteransDay, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day/ Patriots Day and Veterans Day for a nominal annual fee subscription. Proud to be an American, each and every day. The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. For more information, please contact President Thomas Carroll at tfcarrollusmc@ gmail.com.Green industries best management practices training class in St. Johns Countyyou apply fertilizers in Duval County, you are required to have GI-BMP certi“ cation. This training class is for you! The class will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Extension O ce Wind Mitigation and Resource Conservation Building, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. The cost of the class is $25, which includes lunch and all materials. Preregistration is required by January 18; please call 2090430 to register. CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentare de“ nitely on their way to districts. Fleming Island will get to meet the wrath of Creekside Girls soccer on December 7, soon after followed by Bishop Kenny on December 10 and Bolles on December 17. Senior night for girl soccer players will be on December 11 at their game against Menendez. Varsity girls play at 7:20 p.m. and JV at 5:30 p.m., with these times holding true for every game day. The boys soccer teams may not have quite the same record as the girls with a loss against Ponte Vedra earlier in November. However, on December 18, they will have a rematch game at home, so be sure to come out and support the boys! The boys and girls basketball teams have also been warming up to the heat of the season as they prepare for a Shorecrest tournament over Winter break on December 27 through 29. The girls are also at hard work preparing for main rivalry games against Bartram at a home game on December 11. Come out and support the girls in bringing a win against the Bartram Bears. The more Creekside Crazies the better! The wrestling team also has a big Westside Kiwanis invitational coming up on December 15 at Bishop Snyder. They have all worked so hard to blow away any competition with the amount of conditioning and body build up they do in a regular week of training. Even though things are just starting to heat up with the winter sports season, our spring sports arent far behind them. With the boys and girls lacrosse teams already training, they are working towards their goal to bring Knight Time to Shark Week and keep an undefeated record. They have de“ nitely worked hard during their fall ball and summer season to achieve their goals. Track girls and boys teams have also started conditioning for their spring season. For those interested in joining the track team this year, come out for conditioning every Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00 till 8:00 in the morning. Lets keep the “ re burning, Creekside! The more practice and hard work we put into our training, the more success our athletes have achieved this year! Our favorite Creekside Crazy chant is the rollercoasterŽ for a reason; we “ ght uphill battles and W-I-N! got news?editor@thecreekline.com Winter recipe cont. from pg. 30meatloaf with onions, this vegetable lends itself to a variety of uses, making onions about as ” exible as a yoga master. Regardless of how you use the staple vegetable, onions o er a great deal of nutritional value, and they are associated with lower risks of heart disease and cancer. Try out a new recipe from the National Onion Association; its easy, a ordable to make, and rich in cumin, onions and tomatoes. Pasta Italiano with Onion and Pork 1 1/4 pounds pork loin sirloin chops or pork shoulder blade steaks 2 teaspoons each ground cumin and chili powder 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion (10 ounces), cut into narrow wedges 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) Italian recipe stewed tomatoes 1 package (9 ounce) fresh linguini pasta Grated Parmesan and fresh or dried minced herbs Trim the fat from the chops or blade steaks. Trim the meat from bones and cut into small cubes. Dust pork with cumin and oregano. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and pork and saut until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Add tomatoes and heat. Cook linguine in boiling water about 2 minutes or as package directs. Drain and serve with pork-onion sauce on top. Sprinkle with cheese and herbs. Makes 4 servings. Find more recipes at www. onions-usa.org. 84 %of NW St. Johns County residents read The CreekLineCan you afford to miss these potential customers??Source: Circulation Veri cation Council. 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The health professionals at the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville would like to remind everyone of the potential poisoning hazards that could threaten your holiday cheer. Bacterial food poisoning from mishandled food at parties can result in diarrhea, stomach pain and vomiting. These symptoms usually go away in 12 to 24 hours; however, severe and persistent symptoms, especially when accompanied by fever, can signal that medical attention is needed. Holiday decorations at this time of year often “ nd their way into a young childs or pets mouth. Likewise, alcoholic beverages left unattended at family parties have been known to change holiday cheer into a signi“ cant cause for concern. The Poison Center can be reached at 1-800-222-1222, 24 hours a day, to immediately help with any of these concerns or to answer questions about these holiday hazards. The following tips can help you to ensure a safer holiday season. Dont forget to remind your sleepover holiday guests to keep their medications up, out of reach and out of sight of young children! € Do not thaw food at room temperature; this allows for bacterial growth. Thaw frozen food unwrapped in the refrigerator. € Wash work areas, utensils and hands after contact with uncooked meat. € Cook food carefully as to prevent salmonella. Salmonella is a common and widespread cause of food poisoning and is typically found in raw meats, poultry, eggs, milk, “ sh and their byproducts. Salmonella can only be destroyed by cooking food thoroughly to temperatures above 140 degrees. € Refrigerate leftovers separately after the meal; room temperature is not su cient. Use leftover turkey, stu ng and gravy within three days of cooking. € Although they are not fatal (as folklore depicts), poinsettias if consumed, can cause some stomach pain and even vomiting. Keep small children and pets away from poinsettias to keep the plant pretty and the kids and pets Dont let holiday hazards ruin your celebrationcomfortable. € Antique ornaments might have hidden hazards. Be aware that some older ornaments may be decorated with harmful lead paints or contain poisonous liquids. Bubble lights may contain methylene chloride which is toxic if the liquid is swallowed. € The use of arti“ cial snow can cause respiratory problems if not used in a wellventilated area. € Angel hair, made of spun glass, is irritating to the eyes and skin. Be mindful of icicles or tinsel; both can be a choking hazard if put in the mouth. € Lamp oils can be toxic if contents are swallowed and coughed/vomited into the lungs. € Arti“ cial tree scents often contain alcohol and other irritants, and can be dangerous if swallowed or sprayed into the eyes. Tree preservatives, which may have dangerous levels of electrolytes and chemicals, should be kept away from children and pets. € Clean up immediately following all holiday parties so that alcohol, cigarette butts and other potentially harmful items are not within reach of children who may imitate adult behavior. € A small amount of alcohol can cause a childs blood sugar to drop to a dangerously low level. Sleepiness, seizures and breathing dif“ culties can occur when a child swallows alcohol. € Store all alcoholic beverages in a locked cabinet or up and out of reach and sight of children. € Dont drink and drive. If you suspect a poisoning has occurred, or if you have questions concerning poisonings, immediately call the Poison Center Help Line toll free, 24 hours a day at 1-800222-1222 and a Specialist in Poison Information will assist you. Dont waste time searching the Internet; call the Poison Center for the right answer the “ rst time. High School ShowcaseD ecember 1 7 € 3 :00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. W or l d Go l f V i ll age C onference C enter Academy Nights:Monday, January 14: St. Johns Technical HS at 5:30 p.m., St. Augustine HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17: Bartram Trail HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24: Pedro Menendez HS at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29: Nease HS at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31: Ponte Vedra HS at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5: Creekside HS at 6:00 p.m.All parents and students are invited to attend the High School Showcase, which will be an evening-only presentation this year. Learn about the high school academies and meet representatives from each high school. Then, plan to attend the Academy Night(s) of your choice at the individual high schools. (BPT) Remember the days when keeping track of your wallet and hiding packages in the trunk were all you had to do to ensure your holidays were safe and secure? Fast forward to 2012, when the National Retail Federation says nearly 52 percent of holiday gift-givers will be shopping online and staying secure requires more e ort. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a joint initiative of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, logged more than 300,000 complaints of online crime in 2011. The adjusted dollar loss of those complaints topped $485 million, the IC3 says. To avoid becoming an unhappy holiday statistic, consider these eight tips to help ensure your online shopping stays as safe as possible this holiday season: 1. Update your software. Before you start shopping, make sure your virus protection, antimalware and “ rewall software are all up to date, active, and set to update automatically. Check your browser to ensure its the most up-to-date version and if there are any security patches you should download. 2. Be a wary buyer. If an Eight important cyber security steps for holiday shopping onlineonline deal looks too good to be true, it usually is. Its unlikely youre really going to get a brand new iPad for just $10, so treat in” ated o ers with a healthy dose of skepticism. Scammers will often o er these dealsŽ as a way to entice you to provide personal and “ nancial information that they can then use to steal your identity or your money. Be wary of the type of information requested for your purchase. While a legitimate seller will certainly need your credit card information and mailing address, theres never a reason why a merchant should need your Social Security or drivers license numbers. 3. Shop securely. Avoid sites that dont have clearly identi“ able protections in place. Web URLs should start with httpsŽ (the sŽ indicates secureŽ) and look for a lock symbol toward the bottom of the page that indicates the online merchant has security software in place. Use credit cards for purchases rather than a debit card or bank transfer, as they offer additional layers of consumer protections for online shoppers. 4. Dont shop through emails. Clickable links in emails can be suspect and may take you to a page whose sole purpose is to collect your personal information. If you get a suspicious email o er purporting to be from a reputable vendor, bypass the email link, go directly to the vendor website and look for the deal on the merchants website. 5. Do your homework. Check The CreekLineYOUR Comm u nity N ewspaperF or more information :L inda Gay Cyber security tips cont. on pg. 35

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 33 MandarinHearing and Balance Center Kim Perkins, CCC-A, AuD | Glenn W. Knox, MD, FACS 12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste 516, Jacksonville, FL 32223904-292-9777 | www.doctorknox.com What Will Your Holidays Sound Like?The holidays are full of sounds you dont want to miss, especially those of your family and friends celebrating happy times together. If hearing loss has taken the joy out of your holiday season, call us today before its too late. We can help you reconnect to everything … and everyone … that makes the holiday season so special. Use your ”exible spending accounts before the end of the year! Jan Rowe All of your insurance under one roof904-260-681114985 Old St. Augustine Rd. Ste 117 Jacksonville Fl 32258 Auto Home Business Life you have insurance coverage. BUT DO YOU HAVE The Quincy University Womens golf team announced the signing of Destinee Campbell to a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period. Campbell lives in Saint Johns and will major in American Sign Language Translation and Interpretation. Campbell is the daughter of Neily and Jason Campbell and has one sibling, Zoe. Destinee is a huge addition to our growing program,Ž says Head Coach Nick Myers. She has the ability to come in and compete right away. She has the work ethic and the physical capabilities. Im very excited to have Destinee join our family.Ž Campbell has a long list of high school achievements including lettering all four years The cooler weather brings with it great scope for falland winter-grown vegetables and their culinary cousins, herbs. In November stores start bringing in beautifully trimmed rosemary bushes, shaped like Christmas trees. If you prefer a more natural approach to your small shrubs, look for untrimmed, less expensive, plants and you Herbs for Florida gardensBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASmay well “ nd they bloom in delightful shades of blue during the cooler months. There are both upright and trailing types. When used fresh from the bush, the spicy needle-like leaves are more tender than the dried herb. Cuttings root fairly easily, especially when taken with a heel of older growth. Sage is another perennial shrub-like herb, which comes in a variety of beautifully variegated leaf types in addition to the common grey-green version. As with rosemary, it does like good drainage and a sunny spot in the garden. During summer, however, afternoon shade is advisable. Take care not to cut this back hard to the wood, as it wont necessarily bush out again. For parsley, a biennial, try to obtain the Italian ” at leaf type, which is more tender and tasty than the curled leaf plant. To keep a good amount of leaf available for cooking, grow at least three plants. Thyme is a smaller woody perennial that grows well as long it has good drainage. The classic version, Thymus vulgaris, is the most common, but there are also variegated and lemon perfumed types. Fresh marjoram is a fair substitute for basil, once the latter has succumbed to cool weather, as it has a similar warm and slightly spicy ” avor. It grows about 12 inches tall when ” owering and spreads nicely. To round out the requirements for the mix of herbs used in a bouquet garni … or mixed herb bunch … you will need a bay leaf. This comes from the tree Laurus nobilis, which is often grown in a large pot to make it more manageable. Again, good drainage is important. This is a more expensive plant, but should last many years if you take good care of it. With a thoughtful choice of containers and using a good quality potting soil, these herbs can make a pretty vignette in a sunny spot near the kitchen door. For a variety of timely tips, check out duval.ifas.u” .edu/ documents/nleafNovemberDecember.pdf.Bartram Trail High Schools swim team wrapped up their 2012 swim season last week with a 4 … 2 record. Coach Gina Aguilar brought 20 swimmers to the Regional meet in Pensacola on October 26 and had 12 swimmers continue on to the State Championship meet in Orlando on November 8. Go Bears! Pictured are BTHSs state championship swimmers and coaches: Assistant Coach Ed Tolisano, Harrison Howerton, Parker Von Stein, Patrick Brittain, Will Pettinger, John Brennock, Cortney McIntosh, Coach Gina Aguilar, Julianna Pettinger, Cameron Von Stein, Hannah Mooring, Rhiannon ODonohoe, Daniel Leahy, Randi Aguilar. Creekside golfer signs Letter of Intent in high school, being named All-Conference twice, being selected to the Florida Times Union All First Coast team, as well as being selected to the St. Augustine Record team. O the course, Campbell is part of the National Honor Society, American Sign Language Honor Society and treasurer of the Futures Teachers Club. Im very pleased with the direction our program is headed,Ž adds Myers. From our current players, now to Destinee, we are going to continue to improve and compete at a higher level.Ž The QU Womens golf team continues their season starting March 23 at the Perry Park Spring Fling Regional in Perry Park, Kentucky.

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Page 34, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com 12795 San Jose Blvd., Suite 8 Fresh Market Shopping Center 904-551-6970 Happy Holidays! Bring the family to Old School Barber Shop this holiday for salon quality cuts at barber shop prices! s a $4 oOld School Barbershop We would like to thank everyone that has donated through our wonderful organization. If your New Year's resolution is to get more involved in the community, we would love to have you at our next meeting on 1/15/13. This year we have generated almost $70,000 in charitable giving and more than 1100 service hours. Since we began we have generated more than $300,000 in charitable giving and 6000 service hours. For more information please visit our website at www.jcpcares.org, become a fan on facebook or contact us at kbravo@jcpcares.org.2013 Charities:1st QuarterDog Day Afternoon benefiting S.A.F.E. (Save Animals from Euthanasia)2nd QuarterSummer Fun Backpacks benefiting St. Johns County Homeless Student Program and Habitat for Humanity Women's Build3rd QuarterBook Drive benefiting Early Learning Coalition4th QuarterHEAL (Healing Every Autistic Life), Annual Food Drive and Annual Giving Tree Program ( 904 ) 509-9760www.zumbamania.com Zumbamania PresidentSonia I. Hazelgren2245 CR210 Ste 101Across from Winn DixieCome Zumba with: Sonia I Hazelgren and her team! ZUMBA FITNESS Time for your New Years Resolution!! Zum bam ani aP res ide nt 2 2 4 5 FIRST CLASS FREE! Effective, Rewarding and its fun! 2 1 0 S t e Congratulations to the Creeks Boys U 12 Premier Blue team that won the Savannah Adidas Cup Tournament during the November 10 11, 2012 weekend. Led by Coach Nelson Quintanilla, the team went undefeated in pool play. In the “ rst game, the team beat the Coastal Georgia SSA Rover. The defenders and goalie (Matt Morgan) held the other team to one goal. The o ense put four goals in the net to help secure the victory. The “ nal score was 4 1. In the second game against NASA Wave, the defenders and goalies (Morgan and Davis White) held the other team to just one goal with the o ense putting nine goals in the net. Jimmy Dwyer scored a hat trick (three goals) with Brandon Marchand and White each scoring two goals. The team had a number of strong passing plays and ball control with the play of Tony Solis, John Mason and Herbie Steigelman. In the third game against the Fire, the team had another victory by the score of 4 2. The score at one point in the game was 2 2. The team pulled ahead with two second half goals to secure the victory. Marchand scored a hat trick in the game. The team was led by strong mid“ eld play by River Guthrie, Oscar Aguilar and Zack Hiler. Defensive players Jack Leonard, Matthew Wolf and J.J. Alligood helped protect the goal and lead the team to victory and onto the championship game. In the championship game, the team played its toughest and closest game against the Coastal Georgia SSA Rover. The opponent was eager to avenge the loss from the “ rst game and played a very competitive game against the team. The score went back and forth until the last part of the second half when Nick Creeks Boys U-12 Premier Blue team wins Savannah Adidas CupBy Contributing Writer David Wolf, Team Manager, U-12 Boys Premier BlueBinghi scored the winning goal to help the team secure the victory and championship. Coach Q was impressed with the passing, ball control and foot skills of the players. Most of the goals were scored by a combination of passes. On defense, the players did a nice job of playing “ rst defender and second defender. In addition to Coach Q, the team was coached and trained during the season by Coach Nizam Emamdie, trainer Oscar Aguilar and trainer Josh Kroetz. Coach Q was very proud of the teamwork and sportsmanship displayed by the boys. He also appreciated the support and encouragement of the parents. Guthrie and Leonard were named tournament MVPs for the team. The tournament was a great success for the team and Creeks Soccer. It was a wonderful and “ tting way to end the season for the team on Veterans Day weekend. Coach Q, the head coach and veteran of the Marines, proudly received the trophy for the team and thanked the boys for their e ort and skills out on the “ eld. Brandon Marchand, John Mason, Zack Hiler, River Guthrie, Jack Leonard, Herbie Steigelman, Matthew Wolf, Jimmy Dwyer, Tony Solis, J.J. Alligood, Davis White, Nick Binghi, Oscar Aguilar, Matt Morgan and Coach Nelson Quintanilla Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call us at 287-4913 or email at LG@rtpublishinginc.com to reserve an ad today! 24 hour crisis hotline: (904) 824-1555 Betty Grif n House of St. Johns County

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It seems that there are always some who are a little harder to please or those who seem to already have everything they need. If you have any such person on your shopping list and they happen to be an angler, then your shopping just got a whole lot easier. No matter how well equipped the “ sherman, woman or child is that you are shopping for, the possibilities of gift ideas are practically endless. Fishing apparel, equipment, accessories and tackle are all di erent categories that you can choose from while shopping for that holiday gift for that “ shing person. Fishing apparel isnt just for “ shing anymore as it has become quite popular as casual wear. There are many varieties of “ shing shirts, t-shirts, “ sh-Winter is here! The temperature is dropping and Neases athletes are still training. Soccer, basketball, wrestling and girls weightlifting are the sports that have now begun. Cross country, which has had a great season, continued as boys and girls both went to Regionals. Juniors Alyssa Rodale and Karen Xiang placed in the top 20 spots. The girls made it to state, which was Saturday, November 17 and Xiang made the third spot at Neases coveted Top Thirty board. The team “ nished ninth overall and it was a great victory for the ladies. Some of the runners are now considering running the FootlockerŽ race, a national race. The soccer team has been doing well, too. The boys team won their “ rst few games and stands strong against rivals like Ridgeview and Pedro Menendez. The girls had a bumpier start, but with Coach Jamie Beck, they still “ ght a “ erce battle against all their opponents. New at Nease is the Athlete of the Month Award. With Sports Council and athletic director Ted Barbato, coaches nominate a player who has shown outstanding character and teamwork, The TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl will be played at EverBank Field on January 1, but there are several events related to the game that will be happening in December beginning with the team selection party on Sunday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. in the East Club at EverBank Field. The competing teams will be selected from the Southeastern Conference and the Big Ten. They will likely arrive in Jacksonville on the day after Christmas and each team will have its own outing for the players at Latitude 30 on Philips Highway. The Big Ten team will have its event there on December 27 and the SEC team will have its event there on December 28. There will also be a breakfast sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on the morning of December 29 at First Baptist Church downtown. The coaches and players from both teams will be in attendance along with area youth and members of the local business community.Local Sports SceneBy Chad CushnirOn New Years Eve, the Gator Bowl Parade will be held downtown. There will also be a luncheon with the players and coaches from both teams at the Hyatt downtown. Each team will have a pep rally at the Jacksonville Landing and there will be a 5K run that starts at 10:00 a.m. at The Landing. For more information on all of these events, visit GatorBowl.com. The Jacksonville Bank Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K will be held on Sunday, December 16. All races will start and “ nish at The Bolles School. The marathon course takes the runners south towards the Julington Creek Bridge before they turn around and head back to The Bolles School. For more information on this race and all other races, visit 1stplacesports. com. The “ nal two homes games of the Jaguars season will be on December 9 against the New York Jets and December 23 against the New England Patriots. The Jacksonville Giants basketball team returns for its third season. Last year, the Giants won the American Basketball Association championship. Several members from last years squad are returning including Jermaine Bell, Currye Todd and Raines High School graduate Matt Fields. Shaquille Johnson, a Lee High School grad, is one of the new members of this years team. The Giants open their season with a home game against the South Carolina Warriors on Saturday, December 8 at Veterans Memorial Arena. For more information on the Giants, visit JacksonvilleGiants.com.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkaing shorts and pants that can be worn out on the boat or out on the town. Caps and hats are always needed to help battle the Florida sun along with a good pair of polarized sunglasses. Without “ shing equipment you cant “ sh. Although “ shing equipment is something that can vary greatly, it all begins and ends with your rods and reels. The most common types of rods and reels used for our local “ shing would be baitcasters for bass and spinning out“ ts for lake, inshore or surf and pier “ shing. The size rod and reels will depend on how they are being used. Most any sporting goods store or tackle shop can help you with your selection. Without the right accessories, a “ shing trip can easily turn into a disaster. Fishing pliers, “ let knife, knife sharpener, electric “ let knife, “ sh scale, “ sh ruler, tackle box, hook remover, bait bucket, net and cast net are all items that will be used and appreciated. You cant go wrong with tackle as a gift choice as tackle constantly needs replenishing. Hooks, line, sinkers, ” oats, lures and more are always needed to keep a tackle box up to date. Choosing the right tackle will depend on the types of “ shing your angler does most. With thousands of “ shing items to choose from, the “ shing person on your shopping list should be easily taken care of„but just in case you are still not sure, a gift card will do just “ ne. Fishing Report: Lack of rain and Northeast winds are helping bring the salinity back up in the river. Look for weak“ sh around downtown markers 1, 3 and 5. Red“ sh around docks and pilings. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentboth inside and outside school. A boy and girl are selected and are featured on Wired (Neases daily news show) and are displayed on the marquee in front of the school. This past month, November, was the “ rst month of awards, given to seniors August Kim (for golf) and Ulysses Bryant (for football). They were both surprised and very happy about the award. This honorable recognition will not go to everyone, but for those who will excel beyond the expectations of their sports team, it is a great way to honor Neases incredible athletes. Girls and boys basketball has also just begun. The boys team has had just two pre-season games and has a 1-1 record. Andrew Holness, a senior, said, I think were going to do really well this year and hopefully make it to districts. The “ rst two pre-season games have helped us to get the chemistry we need as a team to go far in the rest of the season.Ž The boys work very hard and their work will pay o in the season.With the thermometer dropping, the intensity rises as the winter sports are in full swing. Nease athletes work hard and their dedication allows them to rise to the top. Come out to support all our new season sports! Reserve advertising space for the January Issue Start 2013 o with a NOW287-4913sales@thecreekline.comBANG!!!Best Wishes for the Holidays!Linda GayAdvertising SalesWishing you and yours A season lled with all that brings you happiness. Thank you for the opportunity To work with each and every client. Your business and support is appreciated!

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2012 • The CreekLine, Page 37 Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will “ nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated www.Digital ER Digital ER FREEPhone Casew/ screen repairNot to be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/12 $15 OFFIPhone Screen RepairNot to be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/12 Serving nearly 600 players in St. Johns, Creeks Football League (CFL) met some impressive milestones during the 2012 season. CFL “ elded 12 teams this year, with three teams earning the title of Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner Football Conference City Champions. The Junior Midget Gold team, with head coach Don Abbey and Jr. Pee Wee Gold team, with head coach Angelo Vespi, advanced as winners of the North division for the Pop Warner Southeast region. This is a “ rst for CFL and great honor for the dedicated coaches, players and parents. Congratulations to the Jr. Midget football team, with team members Kolby Abbey, Benjamin Boettiger, Sam Bradley, Daniel Breen, Connor Carter, Nicolaas De Jong, Ethan Hale, Kenneth Hilbert, Jesse Hooper, Xavier Hutchinson, Joshua Kaszanits, Andrew Klopman, Ian Leathem, Kyle McCrone, Richard McManus, Emilio Mohr, Connell Star brite Corporation, maker of the popular Star Tron enzyme fuel treatment and an extensive lineup of boat care and maintenance products and professional bass angler Patrick Pierce have announced a Local angler secures sponsorshipWest Point cadets home for Thanksgiving Josh Cooksey, Ryan Evans and Marshall Malone with Kurt Musser, president of the NE Florida Parents Association. Cadet Marshall Malone, 2011 Creekside graduate, returns to his alma mater to speak to students about The United States Military Academy at West Point. multi-year title sponsorship agreement. Pierce will be representing Star brite and Star Tron on the Bassmaster Southern and Northern Open Series and the Professional Anglers Association (PAA) Tournament Series for 2013. About the deal, Gregor Dornau, executive vice president at Star brite said, We have been looking for the right opportunity to step into the bass tournament world. Patrick is a grass roots angler that has steadily worked his way through the ranks to the professional level, much the same as we have grown Star brite from a small car polish company to a global leader in marine, automotive and recreational vehicle care products. We are thrilled to be represented by an angler that shares our no short cuts attitude and commitment to constant improvement.Ž In addition to running the Star brite/Star Tron Triton 21 HP and matching tow vehicle on the tournament trails, plans are being made for a full program of promotional appearances and special events in conjunction with the Bassmaster Classic and select PAA, Bassmaster Open and Bassmaster Elite Series events. For more information, please visit www. PatrickPierceFishing.com.Editors Note: Readers of The CreekLine may recall that Patrick Pierce, husband of Julington Creek Elementary School second grade teacher Lara Pierce, was instrumental in the annual Kids Fishing Program held for a number of years at JCE. Pierce donated his time with this project, designed to develop students interest in biology, ecology, conservation and outdoor recreation.Creeks Outlaws win North Division title for Pop WarnerBy Contributing Writer Leigh Davis Jr. Midget football team Jr. Pee Wee football teamOberman, James Omlor, Seth Paliana, Thomas Slavin, Zach Thomas, Jonathan Walter, Don Waters. Coaches are Don Abbey (head coach), Scott Bradley and Jon Hale and the team mom is Denise Hutchinson. Congratulations also to the Jr. Pee Wee football team, comprised of Benjamin Anderson, Logan Blazejowski, Nick Bowser, Shane Calhoun, Logan Cavanaugh, Clayton Chambers, Ian Cooper, James Delamielleure, Garrett Denny, Hunter Dumond, Joseph Governara, Cory Grossman, Clarke Hamilton, Ralph Hamilton, Gri n Helm, Jerome Jolly, Kole Keene, Parker Leonard, Spencer Lofgren, Noah Mixon, Ryan Piersza, Connor Richardson, Daniel Slavin, Brandon Vespi. The team is coached by Angelo Vespi (head coach), Paul Blazejowski, Brad Denny, Greg Helm, Ike Keene, Robb Muley and Ralph Hamilton and the team moms are Pam Bowser and Kelly Helm. Happy New Yearfrom your friends at The CreekLine!

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Page 38, The CreekLine • December 2012 • www.thecreekline.com If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind learning environment for your one-of-a-kind child, tour the newly re-imagined DuBow Preschool. Call now for a tour 904-268-4200, ext 143www.dubowpreschool.org info@dubowpreschool.orgLic. C04DU0526 The region’s best preschool hands down. (Or in this case, hands up.) Saturday, November 17 was a long„literally 24 hour„ day for members of the Nease Panther Pride Band, sta and chaperones as they attended the Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) State Championships at the Tropicana Dome in St. Petersburg. Bleary-eyed student musicians boarded the bus in the wee hours of the morning for the four hour trip. They wouldnt return until very early in the morning on Sunday. With a performance time of just after 9:30 a.m., the band headed almost immediately into warm-ups upon arrival in St. Petersburg. When it was time to perform in preliminary competition, adrenaline kicked in and the band had one of their best runs of their show this season. An overall score of 87.71 insured the band a sixth place “ nish in the very competitive Class 4A. According to band director Michael Johnson, I always try to push the kids to receive new ideas and concepts. I also push them to new levels of success musically and conceptually. This year was no exception and in true Nease fashion, we proved that we are a true force to be reckoned with. I am very proud of the e orts of these young people. It is great to see Nease Panther Pride Band dazzles at state competitionBy Martie Thompsonthem grow from the summer all the way to State.Ž The band, which specializes in competitions, quali“ ed for state via their high level performances of their 2012 show entitled NightscapesŽ at FMBC regional events at Santa Fe High School in October and North Marion High School in early November. The show featured a whimsical mash-up of the familiar and unexpected, with songs such as Paint the Night with Stars by Enya, Airplanes by B.o.B., Fallin by Alicia Keys, Beethovens Moonlight Sonata, Starry Starry Night and even the refrain from When You Wish Upon a Star. The emphasis for this years show was placed on not trying to tell a story but to convey a general idea. The show was originally meant to about the night sky and all that goes along with that,Ž Johnson shared. In addition to this exciting musical score paired with skilled individual and ensemble marching maneuvers, the show featured the highly accomplished Nease Color Guard with their ” ags, ri” es and sabres as they add visual interest and pizzazz to the show. Johnson explained, Marching is no easy feat if you are a band like ours. We are truly a band constantly on the move. Even when in a stationary form, we are using body motions that range from horn pops, modern dance moves, to going to our knees and leaning back while continuously producing a beautiful sound. This adds to the di culty of program and to the execution of these e ects.Ž This is the third consecutive year that the Nease Panther Pride Band has quali“ ed for and attended the state competition, with prior “ nishes of ninth place in Class 4A in 2010 and “ fth place in Class 5A in 2011. Also this season, the band was awarded straight Superior ratings at the FBA Music Performance Assessment in November. Johnson concluded, We are fortunate to have great middle school directors at Pacetti Bay Middle (Charlie Rankin), Landrum Middle (Sarah Sacharski) and Fruit Cove Middle (Don Isabelle.) Nease Band has at least one student from each of the middle schools in St. Johns due to the draw that our school has for its academic, artistic, and athletic departments. It is also important to recognize the value of having an extremely professional, supportive principal who “ nds great value in the arts and in the band speci“ cally. Mr. Dresback can often be seen watching and listening to our rehearsals during the week and cheering us on at the games or with well wishes for our competitions.Ž Pacetti Bay Middle School participated in the 10th annual Food FightŽ food drive. This event was held from November 5 through 9 and was sponsored by Second Harvest North Florida. Middle schools and high schools in St. Johns County competed to see which school could collect the most pounds per student. For every $1 donated, Second Harvest was able to generate six meals. Second Harvest and The St. Francis House split the donations 50/50. Pacetti Bay Student Council ran the food drive and encouraged students to donate canned goods. Overall, the drive was very successful. With all the cans and money collected, PBMS was able to donate over 4,200 canned items!Pacetti Bay donates for Food Fight

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