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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Whats InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 Alpine Groves Park Page 9 Chocolate and Beyond Page 12 CHS Best Buddies Page 14 NEW! Food and Fun Page 16 Dog Day Afternoon Page 18 Guide to thrift stores Page 20 JCE students & cookies Page 22 Spotlight on Students Page 23 Nease NJROTC Page 25 Get a rain barrel Page 28 Faith News Page 32 High school sports Page 33 Fishing Report Page 34 Vessel Safety Checks Page 36 Gardening Page 37 Creeks Clash soccer Page 38 FCMS girls soccer Volume 13, Issue 2 February 2013The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 ,D.D.S.entistR. S M S .Ao s t h o d o n t i c s MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics(904)292-2210MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223 LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek (Between Sonnys BBQ & Care Spot) Having a pet to many of us is having a friend or another member of the family, but to others, not so much so. This is where the St. Johns County Pet Center comes in. On any given day the SJC Pet Center has as many as 200 animals in its care. Though most are cuddly cats and furry friendly dogs, the center has also been home for potbellied pigs, goats, snakes, rats, baby opossum, various birds, ferrets and rabbits. CurWhat a coup the folks working on both the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Celebration and the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida by Juan Ponce de Leon committees have achieved! Hats o to themthey have landed the initial showing of a Picasso exhibit that has never left its home land. The collection showcases 39 art pieces from the Fundacion Picasso, Museo Casa Natal of Malaga, Spain. Picasso Art and Arena is an exhibit of graphic art, illustrated books and ceramics by the Spanish master, Pablo Ruiz Picasso. It is so awesome that this exhibit is just steps from our neighborhood. The collection includes original pieces created by the genial artist between 1929 and 1961. These famous pieces were produced in di erent styles, techniques and mediums. This impressive collection will be on display at the St. Augustine Visitor Center until May 11. The exhibition is open from 9:00 It was a chilling early Saturday morning on February 2 at the Field of Dreams; however, that did not put a chill on the enthusiasm of seasoned veteran player six-year-old Ellen Allala as she waited for the baseball games to start. The second her mom got her out of the car dressed in her uniform, she made sure she got busy saying good morning to all. The bleachers started to ll, the concessions were put out and the coaches gathered their teams. This was the beginning of an experience that takes on a very special meaning at the Field of Dreams. The Field of Dreams at Ab-Furry friends await you at the St. Johns County Pet CenterBy Karl KennellExhibit in St. AugustinePicasso is in town!By Donna Keathley 13 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. One of the many animals searching for a forever home waits for you at the St. Johns County Pet Center.rently they have a parrot and a dove. The Pet Center, located at 130 North Stratton Road in St. Augustine, is the only open admission shelter in St. Johns County, which means they do not turn away any animals whose owners reside in St. Johns County. This doesnt mean that they only take animals in. Their mission primarily is to nd new families for these unwanted furry friends. With a wide variety of cats and dogs looking for a loving home, it is the place to begin your search for a new friend. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on Sunday and Monday to the public, the Pet Center welcomes residents to bring the family and your current furry family members to interact with the centers residents. This way when you nd a potential addition to the family, you can ensure a good t. Even though they have an excellent sta that feeds, waters, cleans and medicates the animals in their care, they always welcome volunteers. Currently they have 130 volunteers who serve in various capacities such as walking dogs, sitting and socializing with cats and kittens, passing out treats and bathing animals. If you nd yourself interested in helping, you can call o cer coordinator Brian Pinkerton at 209-6190 to o er your assistance. The Pet Center is always in need of towels and washcloths, pet treats for the dogs and cat toys. However, Division Chief Paul Studivant said, Our main need is more adoptive parents with forever homes for the pets currently available at the center. The Pet Center also reaches out to and works with over 50 rescue groups, including local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the St. Johns County School District to give tours of the Pet Center to help educate the kids on proper pet ownership, care and safety. a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The St. Augustine Visitors Center has undergone extensive re-modeling to house the multimedia pieces of art. It really services this show beautifully, giving one 360-degree views of the ceramics and the illustrated pieces as they stand in the middle of the oor. As you enter the display Play ball! At Field of Dreams its mysticalBy Karl Kennell Opening day of the Field of Dreamserdeen Park is a special place if not mystical. It is a specially designed turf baseball eld which allows mentally or physically disabled children in St. Johns to play baseballan opportunity to play on a team, wear a uniform and most importantly hear the cheers of the crowd. And what child does not want the opportunity to play Americas favorite sport? That day was not only special for the kids getting to play, because they were not the only competitors. As Buddies for the day were the players of both Bartram Trail High School and Creekside High School baseball teams. Theres nothing like a little neighborhood rivalry to add excitement to a game. Buddies are volunteers who are teamed up with each player. After the players, along with their buddies, lined up along the rst and third base lines, the national anthem was sung Field of Dreams cont. on pg. 20 Coming this Spring!Our Home Our Home Improvement Guide! Improvement Guide! Sales Reps: Linda Gay LG@rtpublishing.com Kathrin Lancelle KL@rtpublishing.com Heather Seay HS@rtpublishing.com Call 904-886-4919 for information!Advertise your Garage Sale FREE!Picasso cont. on pg. 24 Pet Center cont. on pg. 31

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Page 2, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com 295 Mandarin Rd. Mandarin Rd.Loretto Rd. Loretto Rd.San Jose Blvd. Ricky Dr. Ricky Dr.San Jose Blvd.

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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 3 Whats NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@thecreekline.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, Kathrin Lancelle KL@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 CreekLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32259 and selected routes in 32092 and 32095. 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. Our Home Improvement Guide!~Mandarin NewsLine~ Greater Mandarin Area w/ 26,000+ residential addresses~The CreekLine~ NW St. Johns County w/ 24,000+ residential addresses~Southside NewsLine~ 15,000+ residential addresses Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information! Have you or a loved one been a ected by cancer? If so, join us in our battle against cancer, Relay for Life of Bartram Trail High School on May 4, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Register as a team and/or support us at upcoming fundraising opportunities: Ruby Tuesday at the Avenues Mall on February 18 and 19 where 20% of your check will be donated to Bartram Relay, must present yer located on our website at www. bartramrelay.com; Texas Hold Em on March 23 at Best Bet of Jacksonville, Regency for $50 pre-sale buy or $60 at door, with a $20 re-buy for the rst hour; or a chance drawing for a 81x99 quilt, $5 per ticket. For additional information, please contact Becky Kimball at greglbeckyl@ bellsouth.net or go to our website www.bartramrelay.com for additional information. The St. Johns Federated Republican Women (SJFRW) meet on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. National Committeeman Peter Feaman will be speaking on February 18. He will have returned from the National Committee meeting with an update on the national and state Republican Party. He will also present an overview of the GOP Convention and the recent election. Join us for a dinner meeting at Caddy Shack at World Golf Village. Men and women are welcome. For more information, please contact Debbie Newton at 910-0290. Chocolate and Beyond, a delicious fundraiser supporting RSVP of St. Johns County, will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Ponce de Leon Mall in St. Augustine. This will be the 20th anniversary of the event, with attendees enjoying chocolate, desserts and other fare from local culinary artisans. Food demonstrations and a silent auction will also take place. Tickets are $10 each and include eight tastings, free beverages and a chance to guess the number of chocolates. Additional tasting tickets will be available for $1 each at the event. To get your tickets, please call the RSVP of- ce at 547-3945. One of the best investments you can make in your home is Whats New cont. on pg. 6Copies of this coupon are not accepted

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Page 4, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioners DeskBy 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 1637 Race Track Road, Suite 122, Saint Johns, Florida CapelliSalonJax.com YOUR LIFE StyledWash, blow, style and go!2 for $50; regularly $30 eachSpecial Morning Blow Out Hours Weekdays 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Welcome Capellis newest stylist Jennifer Evans Save 25% off your rst appointment with Jennifer! Renee Renee I hope this nds you well and sticking to your New Years resolutions! St. Johns County continues their focus on our local economy with our new board in 2013. The St. Johns County Chamber kicked of the New Year with a breakfast featuring Mark Vitner, senior economist for Wells Fargo and four of our county commissioners were in attendance. Vitner con rmed, as he did two years ago, that St. Johns County continues to perform better than other counties in the state regarding unemployment and we continue to lead the region in housing starts. Unlike two years ago, he reported that conditions are now right for a broad-based housing recovery. In northern St. Johns County, where most of the population growth has been concentrated over the last 20 years, we have been very fortunate to have several large developments make signi cant investments in roads, trails, parks and school and re station sites. I do not expect to see the private sector take on that much infrastructure, up front, again in my lifetime. In spite of those signi cant investments, the northern development area has infrastructure gaps. This is especially obvious in our road network. We are currently involved in talks with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to connect State Road 9B in the vicinity of Race Track Road and St. Johns Parkway (County Road On January 8, the ve Constitutional O cers of St. Johns County were administered their oath of o ce in a brief ceremony with County Judge Charles Tinlin. The ve, including Dennis Hollingsworth, Tax Collector; Cheryl Strickland, Clerk of Court; Sharon Outland, Property Appraiser; David Shoar, Sheri ; and Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections, all were re-elected without opposition. Hollingsworth is the senior Constitutional O cer having served in that position since 1984. He has run unopposed since the 1988 election. He began in that o ce as a eld inspector and title clerk in 1978. The o ce collects taxes and non-ad valorem assessments for 14 taxing authorities as well as handles tourist development tax collection, beach pass sales, hunting and shing licenses, child safety restraint inspections, vehicle tag and title registration and drivers licenses. Strickland, Clerk of Courts and Property Appraiser Outland were each elected to their respective o ces during the 1996 election. Strickland began with the Clerk of the Court as a criminal court clerk in 1983. She received Supreme Court certi cation in 1999 after completing 240 hours of training. She also began the Teen Court Program in St. Johns County to help rst time youth o enders from becoming career criminals. Outland started in the Property Appraisers o ce in 1979 and after serving in every component of the o ce was elected Property Appraiser in 1996. She has held the o ce of president of the Florida Associa2209). These talks are being held in conjunction with the Bass Pro Shops announcement. When this connection is made, it will leverage existing roadway investments and change tra c patterns. Completing the four-laning of Race Track Road and County Road 210 are also signi cant investments that must be made to support the growing northern development area. Roberts Road is not being overlooked. On January 31 we held a community workshop on a safety improvement plan for this heavily traveled road. Like our roadways, the St. Johns County re stations also are part of a network with a long range plan to keep our communities safe and response times down. As our county continues to grow, there will be a need for two additional re stations, one in the Northwest near Veterans Park and one in the Nocatee area. If these gaps are not lled, our re/EMS teams will be spread too thinly to provide quick responses on critical calls. As we crawl out from this economic downturn, we must be ready to address the needs of our community as we continue to grow. Roads and re/EMS services are critical not only to our residents, but also to the businesses that we want to attract to locate here in St. Johns County to help strengthen and diversify our local economy. We are beginning our capital budgeting process for 2014 this month. Roads and emergency services are part of what will be discussed. Last month, we were able to get a start on $500,000 in deferred maintenance projects. Those were funded from savings from last years budget which in turn boosted our reserves. Even though the economic downturn has spared no one, we are fortunate to live in St. John County. We remain a community of choice because of our history, waterfront, communities and great schools. Thank you for choosing to be part of St. Johns County and for allowing me the privilege of representing you on the Board of County Commissioners during this time of challenge and opportunity. Please call if I may be of assistance, 209-0301. St. Johns County Constitutional O cers take oath of o cetion of Property Appraisers and various o ces in the Property Appraisers Association of Florida. She has also served on the Auditor Generals Task Force and has served as a member of the Property Tax Administration Task Force since its inception in 1999. Shoar was elected St. Johns County Sheri in 2004 and was unopposed in the past two elections. He was also the St. Augustine Police Chief from 2000-2004 and has been a law enforcement o cer since 1981. Shoar served 24 years in the Florida Army National Guard and has received numerous military and civilian awards. Sheri Shoar served as chairman of the Florida Sheri s Association in 2011 and was most recently elected as treasurer for the association this past year. Supervisor of Elections Oakes was appointed by Governor Rick Scott on September 6, 2011. She ran unopposed and was elected this past year to a four-year term. Prior to the appointment, Oakes served for 23 years as the Assistant Supervisor of Elections of St. Johns County. She is a member of the Election Center National Association of Election O cials and a member of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections.St. Johns County Constitutional Of cers with Judge Charles Tinlin. The CreekLine YOUR Community Newspaper Linda Gay 904-287-4913lg@rtpublishinginc.comFor more information on advertising: Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com There are no apples to apples in the insurance business!For a FREE professional review The legislative season is in full swing, even before the beginning of the session in early March. Much rhetoric in regard to education funding has been forthcoming, especially from Governor Rick Scott, who is proposing an across the board $2500 pay increase for all full-time classroom teachers in Florida. He announced at a press conference at Nease High School on February 1 that he is requesting an additional $1.2 billion dollars for education in his proposed budget. In an e ort to gain support and input, Governor Scott has been meeting with education leaders across the state and has tasked his sta with contacting every school board member in the state to gather input on the proposal. While I deeply appreciate the fact that the governor wishes to reward our outstanding teachers, I have critical questions concerning the sustainability of the increase. If the money is added to the teachers salaries, then those increases will always be there. If the state intends to give continued support to the additional salaries, the news is good, indeed. If, however, this is a one-time infusion of cash to support the salary increase and districts will then be expected to provide the funds going forward, superintendents and school boards will face di cult challenges in future years. Reaction from leadership in the House and Senate seems to be cautious at best. There is concern about how this proposal meshes with the current law requiring that salary increases be tied to teacher performance. I am certain that there will be much discussion going forward before the issue is resolved. Federal issues are also front and center on the horizon. I was in Washington, DC at the end of January, talking to education and appropriations committee sta ers as well as sta from local representatives o ces about issues that have the potential to greatly impact our district. Sequestration, which will impose an across the board reduction of 5.9 percent for all discretionary funding should it not be modi- ed, will result in about $1.5 million per year fewer dollars in educational funding for St. Johns County, beginning for the 2013-14 school year and extending for the next 10 years. These funds mostly support services for our special education population and for our children in poverty. If the cuts, which are the current law of the land, are not modi ed, we will receive On Saturday evening, December 13, 2012 representatives of the Oldest City Detachment #383, Marine Corps League, St. Augustine attended the Navy Leagues Banquet in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Duane E. Dewey, USMC, Korea 1 When a Medal of Honor recipient takes your right hand in his, looks into your eyes and then presents you with his personal coin issued by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, what do you say? The thank you in my voice seemed to just dissipate into the air, but what words are there to speak in such an honorable once in a lifetime moment? Cpl. Dewey went on to present every Marine veteran in attendance with his personal coin. When it came to the dreaded speech segment that comes along with all banquets, not a sound was heard throughout the building when it came to Cpl. Deweys introduction. The anticipation of hearing the details of his actions lled the room like a heavy fog. One could only envision those black and white war movies as we reductions in funding while still being mandated to provide the services. As it is, the federal dollars that are provided through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for services to our children with disabilities fall far short of the actual expenses that are necessary to give our children what they need to be successful. Our general education budget supports the additional monies needed. If Sequestration is implemented, that nancial impact to the general fund will be increased by an additional 5.9 percent. For reference, the cut proposed to education account for only 0.0002 percent of the federal budget, hardly making a dramatic impact on the huge nancial de cit we face as a nation. I would submit that the burden of the de cit, which will be borne by our children and grandchildren, will be impacted even further by reductions in education funding. Not only will future generations be responsible for repaying all the debt we have incurred, but they will do so less prepared to be employed in high-paying occupations. I would encourage each of you to share with your Congressional representatives that 0.0002 percent of the federal budget is not worth the impact to all our childrens futures. I am happy to say that the School Board has awarded the construction contract for the new K-8 school in Durbin Crossing DRI to Elkins Construction Company. This company has built schools for our district in the past and produced an excellent project under budget. We look forward to beginning construction on the new school in next few weeks and to its opening for the 2014-15 school year. As always, thank you for your commitment to public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12. .us.Medal of Honor recipient celebratedBy Contributing Writer Charlie Myers, Adjutant, Oldest City Det. #383 waited for Cpl. Dewey to provide the action packed script. With his speech that lasted 10 seconds, if that long, Cpl. Dewey uttered the words: anyone else would have done the same and then he sat down. Yes, only seven words. Cpl. Dewey earned the Medal of Honor on April 16, 1952, near Panmunjom, Korea, while serving as leader of a machine gun squad with Company E, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He had been wounded by a grenade that had exploded at his feet and was being treated by a Navy medical corpsman when an enemy grenade landed at the squads position. Yanking the corpsman to the ground and warning members of the squad, Cpl. Dewey ung himself on the grenade shouting, Doc, I got it in my hip pocket! The grenade exploded, lifting him o the ground and in icting gaping shrapnel wounds throughout the lower part of his body. In addition, he sustained a bullet wound to the stomach. After treatment of his wounds at the front, Dewey was evacuated to the United States Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan and then to the United States Naval Hospitals at Mare Island, California and Great Lakes, Illinois. Following his recuperation at Great Lakes, he was released from active duty on August 19, 1952. Cpl. Dewey was the rst person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Dwight D. Eisenhower. After presenting the award on March 12, 1953 at the White House, Eisenhower told him, You must have a body of steel. In Cpl. Deweys words on December 13, 2013: Anyone else would have done the same. Authors Note: Biographical source, www.wikipedia.com.Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give himyours .~Zig Ziglar Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!287-4913sales@thecreekline.com

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Page 6, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com 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 reatmen t Compan y J acksonville h as trusted f or ove r 2 0 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. 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Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff This month it gives me great pleasure to announce the unveiling of a brand new St. Johns County Sheri s O ce internet website available at www.sjso. org. I would encourage everyone to take advantage of this valuable 24-hour-a-day resource. We are continuing to improve our services and want your experience with our o ce to be as convenient and open as possible. We have developed a comprehensive and updated collection of links to a variety of informational pages designed to educate you about our history, our mission and the administration of our agency. Each department is pro led including points of contact with direct telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for the most commonly contacted divisions. We have outlined our programs and services in a way that we hope will enable you to obtain the details that you need as accurately and e ciently as possible.Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 8landscaping. Starting February 13, the St. Johns County Extension O ce is o ering a threesession landscaping class. You must attend all three sessions for this class to bene t you. For each week we build on the previous information and by the end of the third session you can have a completed design. By attending the three classes it also entitles you to a site visit for an evaluation of your plan. The class will be held on three consecutive Wednesday, February 13, 20 and 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The cost of the course is $30 and class size is limited to 15 projects. This class will be held at the Wind Mitigation Building, located at 3111 Agriculture Center Drive. To register for the class, please call 209-0430. 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, February 12, Tuesday, February 19 and Monday, February 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. Clean out your closet for a good cause! If you are remodeling, upgrading or outgrowing any furniture, equipment, toys or clothes, we would appreciate your donations! Several local families will be traveling to Ghana this summer to build an academy and provide resources for orphans with a local nonpro t, Girls for Africa. We are hosting a Community Garage Sale on March 2 at 11655 Central Parkway, Jacksonville 32224. Please call St. Johns resident Gail Morley at 710-9245 or email at morley5@litestream.net and we will pick up your donations. All contributions are tax deductible. Girls for Africa will also be holding an Enchanted Garden Mother and Daughter Tea Party on March 8. Please call or email for details or visit our website at www.girlsforafrica.org. Please come out and support the Nease Indoor Percussion Ensemble at Chilis on Old St. Augustine Road (Bartram Crossing) on Tuesday, February 12, Thursday, March 14 and Thurs-Brand new websiteSome of the useful features of our website include the ability to register your alarm system, a Citizens Comment Form for communicating both praise and criticism of your dealings with our agency, an inmate visitation questionnaire and registration form, an event calendar for Police Athletic League activities, Code Red Citizen Alert System and an online version of our citizens survey where we ask for you to evaluate the level of quality and satisfaction you have experienced in your interactions with the sheri s o ce. Citizen groups who desire tra c enforcement and paid o -duty enforcement by SJSO personnel will nd the required form packages for both district and private roads together with instructions for submitting them to the county attorney. We also o er an online registration to participate in our many Crime Prevention Programs including; Shoplifting Prevention Program, Residential Alert System, Business Security Surveys, Womens Personal Safety Program, Residential Security Surveys, Workplace Violence Prevention, Emergency Identi- cation Cards, Agricultural and Rural Crime Prevention, Financial Crimes Prevention, Business Watch, Home Security, Crimes Against the Elderly, Homeland Security, Drug Awareness, Operation Identi cation and Identity Theft Public Awareness Booth. There are links to related external sites that we think you will nd bene cial and useful including the Florida Computer Crime Center, the statewide sexual o ender registry, the Department of Corrections inmate search, the AMBER Plan, CrimeStoppers, Wanted and information about unsolved homicides and missing persons. As part of our domestic violence prevention initiative, we have an interactive survey that will provide us with information that we can use to measure and improve the delivery of these services to you. You will nd a welcome letter, application, release and agreement form required to participate in our Civilian Law Enforcement Academy. Additionally, we provide employment application forms in a portable document format available for download directly to your computer. There are packages for available sworn law enforcement as well as civilian employee positions. We are proud of the joint e orts of our various districts, investigative sections and support sta who participated in making this contribution to improving communications with our citizens. I congratulate our team in Community A airs as well as Information Technology (I.T.) who put this vital project together. Once again the site is at www.sjso.org. Please feel free to contact me if you have any issues regarding law enforcement and/or public safety or if you would like to see a particular topic for this column by email at dshoar@sjso.org.

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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 7 Be Treated, Not Seated. www.memorialhospitaljax.comAt Memorial Emergency Care Center at Julington Creek we treat you quickly and get you on your way. 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 with little to no wait at all. (904) 230-5000 Buy A Business John SerbCertied Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Condential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation Saturday, January 19 started with a clear sky, a light, chilly wind and a crowd of participants at the Get Fit With Friends and Family One-Mile Arbor Day Fun Run/Walk and Health and Wellness Expo at Alpine Groves Park. Friends of Alpine Park and the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department planned a fantastic day of health and wellness for local residents. The day started It was a busy evening on Friday, January 11 as Whole Foods Market celebrated the grand opening of their new wine, beer and coffee bar Grapes, Hops and Grinds. Adrienne Cartagena and Rick Eplawy invite you to visit and enjoy wine and beer by the glass as well as sample appetizers. Explore local microbrews, eclectic wines and distinctive coffees sure to satisfy your thirst for quality and convenience, right in the beer and wine department of Whole Foods!Friends of Alpine Park updateBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Yarbrough, President, Friends of Alpine Park Terry Brown, photographerwith yoga on the porch of the 1890s farmhouse led by Karen Jones-Roumillat and then a warm-up at the start line led by the YMCA. At 8:00 a.m., Betsy Clarkson, superintendent of recreation of St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department welcomed runners and walkers and o cially started the one-mile, untimed, fun run/walk! At 8:30 a.m., Wil Smith, St. Johns County Park and Recreation director recognized event sponsors, including Oak Tree Level, Whole Foods, YMCA of Floridas First Coast, The CreekLine; Magnolia Tree Level, American Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Atlas Physical Therapy, S & J Nurseries, The UPS Store, Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry; Orange Tree Level, A Classic Cut Lawncare, Bartram Trail Rotary Club, Five Star Physical Therapy, Griswold Homecare, Publix Supermarkets, St. Augustine Convention and Visitors Bureau and Miles Media and Weedman Grocery. After the recognition of these sponsors, the Expo was o cially opened. Some of the above-named sponsors operated booths, along with, Walgreens, Shape Your Nutrition, Mary Kay, My Gym, the Blood Alliance, St. Johns County Sheri s O ce, KYV Farms, Fresh Start Hydroponic Farm, Cooking Activist, Power Crunch Bars and Tropical Smoothie. At 9:00 a.m., Beverly Fleming, Friends of Alpine Park treasurer and Nancy Redfern, the groups naturalist, dedicated a newly planted oak tree, donated by the group in honor of Floridas Arbor Day. Friends of Alpine Park then held a ra e for walk/run participants with prizes donated from local businesses. Throughout the morning, local residents perused health and wellness products and services from local health and wellness oriented businesses. Friends of Alpine Park and St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department wish to thank all of those that participated in the fun run/walk and all of the businesses that made this rst-time event a success! For more information about Friends of Alpine Park, email friendsofalpinepark@gmail. com or nd them on Facebook, Friends of Alpine Park.

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Page 8, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com Get Max $$$ Back and Pay Lower FeesH&R Block Customers $25 OFFyour tax preparation 217-6363Come see us at: 100 SR-13, Suite B, St. Johns, FL 32259 (Just South of Julington Creek Bridge) Your Neighborhood Tax Professionals Whats New cont. from pg. 6day, April 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. as they continue their fundraising e orts to travel to Dayton, Ohio in April for the WGI Percussion World Championships. All patrons who visit Chilis for lunch or dinner with the yer (available by emailing carolynmilian@bellsouth.net) will help these kids raise funds as a percentage of all sales will be donated to the group. 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 Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will celebrate the leprechaun in all of us on March 12 at Deerwood Country Club as we put a little Irish in our hearts. Lunch will be a small Deerwood salad, Chicken Rustica and dessert (co ee and tea included). The cost is $25. We will be serenaded by Odd Man Out, an acappella barbershop quartet. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. A check must be received with your reservation by Friday, March 1; 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. Because our favorable climate conditions provide an active growing season, invasive non-native plants thrive here. Discover which plants are discouraged from use in landscaping and how you can substitute native plants that look just as attractive and are not harmful to the environment at a class to be held on February 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Windstorm Training Center, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. Speakers include Tina Gordon, coastal training specialist with GTMNERR; Beverly Fleming, nature columnist and Renee Stambaugh, master gardener. The program is free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. For more information, please call 209-0430. 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. La Leche League provides information and encouragement to all mothers who are breastfeeding or want to breastfeed their babies. We o er motherto-mother support, encouragement, information and education to breastfeeding and expectant mothers at several meetings each month. La Leche League of Jacksonville meets the rst Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Julington Creek area. Please contact a Leader for address and directions: Elisabeth at 534-6999, Laura at 994-1896 or Pat at 371-2730. For additional information or support, please go to our website at www.lll orida. com or look us up on Facebook. All meetings are free. 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 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 fourth 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. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 meets the rst Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The otilla is always looking for new members, particularly those who own aircraft, boats and have radio equipment and skills. If you are interested, please contact Vic Aquino at 460-0243. The San Juanitas team is trying to raise money to ght cancer by having some fundraisers for the Relay for Life, to be held in May at Bartram Trail High School. The following events are scheduled: CarBUX Car Wash (San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin) on Saturday, Saturday, February 23 and Zaxbys (San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin) on Tuesday, April 9. The team is very grateful for any support from the community. Please help them ght cancer so that the disease can be eliminated and save more lives. For additional information, please contact Antonia at blt a@bellsouth.net. Newcomers of North St. Johns invite you to join us to hear our guest speaker Donna Deegan on Tuesday, March 19, at 11:00 a.m. at Marsh Landing Country Club, located at 25655 Marsh Landing Parkway in Ponte Vedra Beach. Most of us know Donna Deegan as the former weekday television anchor who is now focusing full time on The Donna Foundation which o ers nancial assistance to breast cancer patients. She is a three-time breast cancer survivor, an author of two books and has established the annual race 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. Door prizes, ra es and cash bar are available and the total cost is $23. Reservations are due by March 12 and there are no refunds. A dress code requests no denim or shorts. Mail check, with choice of entree added at the bottom of the check, to NNSJ, 4956 Blackhawk Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259. Please email Deb at debkolasinsky@att.net for more information. 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! Family Fun Night, a fundraiser for WGV Relay for Life, will be held at Adventure Landing Saint Augustine, located at 2780 State Road 16 in St. Augustine, on February 28, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The entire community is welcome to attend and have a great time. The entrance fee of $12 includes three hours of unlimited miniature golf and go-karts! Also, teams are welcome to set up a table to sell things (no food or beverages) and the pro t goes to your team. For additional information, please contact Karen at gregorybeamer1@yahoo.com.

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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 9 Join us for a cup of coffee ... and a second opinion.During volatile and confusing markets, we understand that even the most patient investors may come to question the wisdom of the investment plan theyve been following. Wed like to help and we can start by oering a cup of coee and a second opinion. By appointment, youre welcome to come in and talk with us about your investment portfolio. If we think your investments continue to be well-suited to your long-term goals in spite of the current market turmoil well gladly tell you so, and send you on your way. If, on the other hand, we think some of your investments no longer t with your goals, well explain why, in plain English. And, if you like, well recommend some alternatives. Either way, the coee is on us. For a free consultation, please contact us and let us know if you prefer milk or cream. Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certied Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D.Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 Vicky Oakes, St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections in association with the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE), invites quali ed college or university students to apply for the opportunity to be awarded a $1,200 scholarship. Each year the FSASE, a statewide, professional organization made up of 67 elections supervisors, award a scholarship to a full-time student who has completed two years of junior college or undergraduate studies in political science, public or business Helping Hands of St. Johns County will be meeting on Friday, February 22. The meeting will be held at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The Rippers from Sew Much Comfort will meet at 10:00 a.m. and the regular meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. Last month, the group was able to complete and ll 100 jeans tote bags for the folks at Dining with Dignity in St. Augustine. Members have been busy over past few months ripping donated blue jeans to sew into tote bags for the homeless. Each bag was lled with a warm blanket, socks, gloves, rain ponchos, toiletries, playing cards, ball caps and snacks. Many thanks to all from the community who have donated items for the totes or blue jeans. All jeans are being recycled and every part of the jeans is used to make the bags. Sue Fischer has been the project chairman. The nal totals are in and Helping Heroes Families was a huge success with over 1,100 gifts being distributed to children of military bases at NAS Jax, Fort Stewart, Kings Bay and Hunter Army Air eld. This was the largest undertaking of Helping Hands and over $25,000 worth of toys and clothing was collected. Chaplains at the bases distributed the gifts. Helping Hands appreciates all the support it received and the generosity of folks who took a star and purchased gifts from the members of Helping Hands to the community, the Cascades, Heritage Park, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Cimarrone, Golf Club at South Hampton, First Florida Credit Union, Winn Chocolate and Beyond, an exciting celebration of chocolate, desserts and other culinary sensations, is coming up on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Ponce de Leon Mall, located at 2121 US Highway 1 South in St. Augustine. Guests will sample chocolate and other delicious creations from some of the areas nest restaurants and specialty shops, while enjoying contests, ra e and a silent auction. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event. Samples of chocolates, desserts and other fare will be available from some of the areas nest culinary artisans, including Whetstone Chocolates, Raintree Restaurant, FCTC School of Culinary Arts, Hilton St. Augustine Historical Bayfront, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Cold Cow Ice Cream, Harrys Seafood Bar and Grille, Smoothie King, Purple Olive, Savannah Sweets, Hugos Mu ns and many more. Attendees will Guess the Chocolates, with the person closest to the actual number of candy pieces winning them all! Guests will also cast their vote for the Peoples Choice Award winner. Special food demonstrations will be showcased during the afternoon, and great items such as restaurant gift certi cates and tickets to local attractions will be available for bid at the silent Chocolate and Beyond A sweet way to support volunteersauction. Children can also invent their own creations at the cookie decorating table. Its fun for the whole family! Proceeds from the gala will be used for volunteer recognition and recruitment, as well as purchase of books for young learners through the Early Learning Coalition of Putnam and St. Johns Counties. Tickets for Chocolate and Beyond are $10 each and include eight tastings. Additional tastings can be purchased for $1 each at the event. Tickets can be purchased on the RSVP website (www.rsvpstjohns.com). Please call RSVP at 547-3945 for more information. Scholarship announcedadministration or journalism/ mass communication. The FSASE scholarship is awarded to the winning applicant and to the school that they attend. Guideline requirements and application forms are available on-line at www.votesjc. com or can be picked up at the Supervisor of Elections Of- ce, located at 4455 Avenue A, Suite 101 in St. Augustine. The application submittal deadline is March 18, 2013. For more information, please contact the elections o ce at 823-2238 or at elections@votesjc.com. Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: February 14Full: February 25 Last Quarter: March 4 New: March 11Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou, Helping Hands Dixie on County Road 210, 210 Storage, Faith Community Church, Church of Latter Day Saints, St. Augustine Federated Womens Club and local Girl Scout and Brownie troops 742 and 753. Thank you, everyone. Helping Hands of St. Johns County will be having a painting party called Painting a Pillowcase at the February 22 meeting. The group will be painting patriotic pillowcases for the Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home in St. Augustine which has 120 residents. No talent is required, just your own expression of love and gratitude or positive message for those who have served our country. We will have some local artists on hand to help if needed, but the designs will be all your own. Everyone is invited to come, just bring a new, washed pillowcase and a piece of cardboard to t inside; we will have rest of supplies. If a community group or Girl Scout troop is interested in doing the project on their own, they may contact jacqphil@aol. com. Helping Hands is a volunteer organization that meets the last Friday of the month at Faith Community Church Community Center to do a small project to bene t the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress; members come when they can and do what they can with resources available. They rely solely of donations of goods and services. Membership is always open and everyone is welcome. The group is non-denominational. At the present time there are 165 members who volunteer their time and talents to the group. Please contact jacqphil@ aol.com for more information.

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Page 10, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com Snoring is a serious health condition that increases the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, cardiovascular disorders, heart failure, daytime fatigue, dementia, memory problems, obesity, diabetes and depression. During sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. This increases the velocity of airow during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased, soft tissues like the soft palate and uvula vibrate. The vibrations of these tissues result in noisy breathing or snoring. For the majority of snorers, the most aordable, non-invasive, comfortable, eective snoring solution remains a dentist-prescribed snoring preventative device Medications simply address the symptoms but do not solve the cause of the problem. If you would like a consultation, please contact our oce.287-0033 www.garidental.com Snoring Appliances Jacksonville 10130 Philips Highway (904) 262-8113 Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339 Open 7 Days A Week AveLighting.com Shop our 16,000 sq. ft. showroom with thousands of xtures on display. Our certied lighting specialists will design the perfect lighting plan for your home and budget.Lighting, Fans, Home Accents & So Much More! 81 13 e t. r e! Building or Remodeling? See our New LED Designs Proud distributor of Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 How can you take your JCP CDD board of supervisors seriously when we spend months debating whether to spend $1,000, but then we approve a proposal that isnt even on the meeting agenda to give our new general manager a $15,000 bonus? That happened at the January 8 board of supervisors meeting. The bonus proposal was clearly shocking based on the gasps from the audience when they heard Supervisor Cathy Kleins original bonus proposal of $25,000. Fortunately, a few weeks after that meeting our CDD attorney informed all the supervisors the JCP CDD had acted inappropriately and/or not within the guidance/requirement of Florida statute 215.425 by awarding the $15,000 bonus. So it appears The 2012-2013 Teachers of the Year and Rookie Teachers of the Year have been selected from each of the districts 35 schools. These nominees represent the very best among St. Johns County School District teachers. Their colleagues have selected them for this prestigious honor. Congratulations to Rob Hall of The Webster School, Julie Pantano of Switzerland Point Middle School, Dr. Kathryn Kehoe of Ponte Vedra High School and Jessica Geronimo of St. Johns County Transition School, who are the four nalists. Nominations for the 20122013 Rookie Teacher of the Year have also been submitted by 34 of the districts schools. Eligible teachers must have taught less than three years. This is the sixth year that the Rookie Teacher of the Year competition has been held. These nominees represent the top of their profes-School district announces Teachers of the Year nominees and nalistssion among new teachers and will go on to compete for the countywide title. The overall winner will be announced at the annual Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Celebration on Thursday, February 21 at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village. The St. Johns County Teacher of the Year will then be included for consideration as the Florida Department of Education Macys Teacher of the Year 2013. The awards banquet is produced by the St. Johns County Education Foundation to recognize excellence in the teaching profession and is sponsored, in part, by THE PLAYERS Championship and Leonards Studios. Following are the Teacher of the Year nominees from NW St. Johns County Schools: Cunningham Creek Elementary: Judith Greenberg Durbin Creek Elementary: Shelby Rogerson Hickory Creek Elementary: Donna McGill Julington Creek Elementary: Jaclyn Clarke Mill Creek Elementary: Amy Borie Palencia Elementary: Kristin Harrington Timberlin Creek Elementary: Jessica Lane Wards Creek Elementary: Angela Rodgers Liberty Pines Academy: Joy Reichenberg Bartram Trail High: Robert Bruns Creekside High: Nicole Bak Fruit Cove Middle: Catherine Bavuso Allen D. Nease High: Stefanie Martineau Pacetti Bay Middle: Della Thompson Switzerland Point Middle: Julie Pantano Following are the Rookie Teacher of the Year nominees from NW St. Johns County Schools: Cunningham Creek Elementary: Andrew Bajorek Durbin Creek Elementary: Edith Xanders Hickory Creek Elementary: Amber Culbreth Julington Creek Elementary: Suzanne Caldwell-Gentile Mill Creek Elementary: Jessica Selph Palencia Elementary: Cheryl Kerekes Timberlin Creek Elementary: Kadiann Palmeri Wards Creek Elementary: Rachel Gri n Liberty Pines Academy: Stephen Kirsche Bartram Trail High: Megan Young Creekside High: Leia Fixel Fruit Cove Middle: Emmanuel Wellington Allen D. Nease High: David Maynard Pacetti Bay Middle: Brianna Shaner Switzerland Point Middle: Andrew WilsonJulington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Sam Lansdale, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District the three supervisors who voted to approve this bonus were stopped by Florida state law. When was the last time you received a single 18 percent bonus from your employer? I would consider a modest bonus for those sta who achieve long-term cost savings at year-end. However, the approved bonus was not modest and I believe the timing of this bonus payment is inappropriate since our budget year ends in September. I believe in fair and competitive wages for our employees but your CDD has, in my opinion, failed to determine what are comparable compensation ranges and without valid data, we will never know with certainty if we are compensating our valuable sta appropriately. Case in point, it was reported at a recent CDD meeting that one of our sta members has a compensation package 50 percent higher than the highest paid professional in their eld on a national level. It is disappointing that certain supervisors often appear to just plain ignore the fact that this is tax money. It may be okay for them to act frivolously with their money, but tax money should be used with much more discretion and consideration, because every dollar taken by a government agency in taxes should be assumed absolutely necessary. In other words, your CDD should strive to eliminate waste and operate as e ciently to reduce taxes on taxpayers who have struggled in our recent economic climate. It appears to me that your CDD has su ered from growth at any expense. That is, at the expense of the majority for the bene t of the few. Such an imbalance is not unusual in CDD communities. But some argue that the JCP CDD has reached levels of trying to be everything to everybody. Attempting to accomplish that objective is expensive, as I believe we have witnessed in JCP. I believe your CDD needs to re ect on what it should strive to be (i.e., to de ne the services it should provide) and then dedicate itself to provide those selected services at the least cost reasonably possible. But until we identify the services and programs we should provide, your CDD is a ship without a rudder, which costs you more money than necessary. I have been criticized for my past appeals for scal responsibility with your tax money. I make no excuses for that. You work hard for what you hand over to your CDD every year and your supervisors have a duty to spend that money wisely. Some of your neighbors believe your CDD has failed to do that. If so, it doesnt have to continue. You can demand better. 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 February 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. and March 12, 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 be shared by the other JCP CDD supervisors.Editors Note: The JCP CDD supervisors have agreed to a rotating schedule of articles for the year 2013. Be sure to check back in the coming months to read columns contributed by all ve supervisors.

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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 11 www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com St. Johns429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN342-4994Mandarin 292-0195 Follow us on Twitter @AtlasSportsMed Third Annual St. Johns Sports Medicine ScrambleSt. Johns Golf & Country Club, Sunday, March 10, 2013 Benets the Sports Medicine and Student-Athlete programs of the Bartram Trail and Creekside High Schools. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start at 1:30 p.m. $100 per player/$380 per team Includes: Scan the QR Code to register for the tournament or sign up to be a sponsor. NEW LOCATION 100 Marketside Avenue Suite 305 904 825 4525 904 287 9137 ? Sharokh Kapadia, OD, FAAO Diane L. Kapadia, OD Alissa Alterman, OD Lenka Champion, MD Switzerland Animal Hospital 1430 State RD 13 N (At Roberts Road)Dr. Michael Bredehoeft 287 2527 Call early to schedule an appointment for your pets dental cleaning.Appointments will ll quickly 15% OFF Regular PriceFebruary is Pet Dental Care Monthwww.switzerlandanimalhospital.com Fields Cadillac Call me for all of your automotive needs!Jim Seery WGV Resident Sales/Leasing Consultant New and Preowned375 Outlet Mall Blvd. Saint Augustine, FL 32084 904-823-3000 ext. 1030 781-206-7315 jim.seery@eldsauto.com www.eldscadillac.comAsk about our Fields Matters Amenities With so much information about preschools available to parents, it can be di cult to choose the right program. One approach to evaluating a school that can help parents choose is the level of emphasis on learning through play. For young children, play is the natural way to learn, according to the experts. In fact, research studies con rm that children who are allowed to play function better later in life, both socially and academically. Young children who learn through play are more ready to make their own decisions, advocate for themselves and use creativity to solve problems as they grow, says Dr. Kyle Pruett, a Yale University child psychiatrist and consultant to the Goddard School, the fastest-growing franchise preschool program in the United States. Dr. Pruett points out that play helps children learn to solve problems, promotes exibility and motivation, teaches regulation of emotions and builds resilience and con dence. Play is also essential to the development of the childs brain, triggering trillions of neural connections that form the basis The St. Johns County Extension 4-H Youth Development Program is hosting a 4-H Alumni and Friends dinner auction on Friday, March 8 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds o State Road 207 (5840 State Road 207 in Elkton). This event is the programs primary fundraising event for the year and Childs play: Its all in a days workMark your calendars! 4-H Alumni and Friends dinner auction coming soon!hopes to attract adult support from throughout the community. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a preview of silent auction items and at 6:30 p.m., a choice of BBQ or shrimp pileau dinner with a variety of savory sides and sweet desserts. Entertainment will include a game of 4-H trivia and bidding on a variety of attractive silent auction items. The public is invited to come and support the St. Johns County 4-H Program while enjoying a delicious meal, bidding on unique live and silent auction items and socializing with family and friends. Tickets are on sale now. Individual tickets may be purchased or a table can be reserved for a party of 10. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased by February 28; please contact the 4-H o ce at 209-0430. Proceeds from the dinner auction are used to fund 4-H youth (ages ve through 18) activities that included residential camps, day camps, state and national 4-H events and competitions, county program needs and to purchase educational resources for 4-H youth members and volunteer educators. Auction items will include but are not limited to gift certi cates for local restaurants, services and attractions; themed gift baskets; items hand-made by 4-H alumni; artwork; 4-H collectibles; live plants; and much, much more. There is sure to be something fun for everyone! A successful 4-H dinner auction requires the support of the entire community. If you are interested in providing an item to be auctioned at the 4-H dinner auction, please contact the 4-H o ce at 209-0430 or email gsachs@sjc .us. Thank you and we hope to see you on Friday, March 8 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. of healthy cognitive function and mastery of the childs physical world. Playing alone and with others not only builds brain development, it also helps children develop social skills and a sense of ethics. The most e ective play is free of evaluation and correction (after all, throwing a ball shouldnt be right or wrong), while promoting autonomy. True play is actually hard work, says Sue Adair, the senior manager of quality assurance at Goddard Systems, Inc. The child lost in play is exploring in nite possibilities. Caretakers and parents can assist the childs growth by participating in play and creating an environment that encourages play as a means to meet new developmental challenges. So after parents have checked the basics that are required for any preschool, how can they nd one with the right emphasis on play? Adair suggests looking at three things: Find a school that puts a priority on learning through play. For young children, play is unstructured and freeing. Its not about expensive toys, in fact, the simpler the toy, the more ways it can be used by a child developing his or her imagination. Toys and equipment should be carefully chosen, rst for safety and then for how they stimulate young imaginations and help children develop. Look at the total environment. Environment means having clean, safe and spacious places to play, as well as the resources to provide imaginative, rewarding playtime. It also means a caring and well-trained sta a critical element for any preschool. Remember, how children are treated is as critical to their development as what they are taught, says Dr. Pruett. Ask about enrichment programs. Only the best preschools o er special enrichment programs at no extra cost, as part of the tuition. Enrichment programsincluding yoga, manners and world cultures, for example develop the whole child by encouraging their innate curiosity and imagination. At the end of the day, parents know theyve chosen the right child care program when their children are given time for child-centered exploratory play during the day, Adair says. For a child, play isnt optional. The educational and other bene ts of play are so important in terms of healthy bodies and minds that parents should put play at the top of their list when comparing preschool programs. For additional information, please contact jdiprospero@ goddardsystems.com.St. Johns Reads EventC. Ann Staley Genealogy Workshop Sat., Feb. 23 2 PMBartram Trail Branch Library Not only do black sheep in the family tree add some excitement, they also tend to leave a paper trail. Certied genealogist, C. Ann Staley, will show us how to identify what types of court records might be associated with our ancestral criminal masterminds and where to nd them. This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary. Call 827-6960 for more information. The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 12, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com New Spring Session! March 4th thru April 29th witzerlandance choolBalletT a Hip Ho 904 1/4 mile south of Julington Creek Bridge on the left near Vinos PizzeriaNow registering! Call for more information: First Christian PreschoolWhere Kids Come First ~Serving the Mandarin-Julington Creek Community for 29 years~ ~Now enrolling Toddler/Ones & VPK students for 2013-2014~ We are an outreach ministry of FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 11924 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Come out on Saturday, February 23 and walk with Creekside Best Buddies! The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For the past four years, Best Buddies programs across the country have been participating in annual Friendship Walks. These walks collectively have raised over two million dollars for the Best Buddies organization since its start in 2009. This year, Jacksonville is hosting a Best Buddies Friendship walk on February 23, 2013 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Landing. The Creekside High School Best Buddies chapter has proudly formed a team to actively participate in this fun lled day. We welcome and encourage any members of the community, school or even friends visiting from out of state to join our team and walk the one and a half miles with our team! It is free to join our team, but if you raise, receive donations or even make a donation yourself of $50 or more, you will receive an original Best Buddy Friendship Walk 2013 T-shirt. Creekside Best Buddies hopes to show their school and community support for Best Buddies International by participating with the largest team at the event this year. Young or old, stroller or walker, we welcome anyone willing to spend their morning for a good A great big congratulations to Lee Samuels kindergarten class for not only winning this quarters Box Tops Contest, but for setting a new school record of 1554 Box Tops turned in! Samuels and her awesome students received a prize of their choosingtwo giant oor puzzles for the class to have fun with. The PTO wants to thank Mrs. Samuels and her students for promoting and collecting Box Tops for our school. Box Tops are worth 10 cents each and are an easy, free way to earn money for LPA. You just clip the Box Tops, put in a bag with your teachers name marked on it and turn in. Your class could be the next winner! Our goal this year is to earn $3000 from turning in Box Tops. This money will be earmarked to put shade in our outdoor eating area o of the The Mighty Mustangs of Mill Creek have hit the ground running in 2013. The student council enjoyed great success during the annual Candy Cane Gram event. The hard work of Sandra Pearson and the members of the MCE student council made it possible to raise enough funds to donate to two charities. Checks were presented to the Empty Stocking Fund for $271.00 and the Ms. Carrie Fund for $269.50. The Valentine Candy Grams and Pennies for Patience will be coming soon as the student council continues supporting local community organizations. Congratulations to Arianna Khan, the winner of the yearbook cover contest. Khan is a fth grade student in Lee Dewitts class. In addition to winning the contest Khan will receive a free year book. Congratulations also to the nalists; Abby Labiel, Nina Alpert, Nicole Williams and Kirsten Harris. Khans winning artwork will be featured on the cover and the artwork of the four nalists will be featured on the back of the year book. In addition to the year book cover contest, another event to showcase the talents of the young artist at MCE will be the art and poetry contest sponsored by the Betty Gri n House. This project is county-wide and is looking to focus on A Day Without Violence. The deadline for entries is March 22, 2013. Contact Kim Brum eld at 8089984 for more information. Mill Creek held their rst annual Daddy Daughter Dance on February 8. The PTA worked February at Liberty Pines AcademyBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradfordcafeteria that all students can use. So far, we have collected $2318 and are hoping to surpass that $3000 goal. To learn more about the Box Tops program, including E-Box Tops which you earn with online purchases, go to www.btfe.com. LPA celebrated Literacy Week from January 28 through February 1. Students who met their rst and second quarter Accelerated Reader goals were rewarded with an AR party. The honored students were invited to attend an AR party in the Media Center where they played games, had fun and received prizes. Congratulations to all of the students who worked so hard to achieve their goals! LPA believes Readers are Leaders! On the Friday before the Super Bowl, February 1, the LPA PTO hosted the sta to a Souper Bowl Luncheon. Homemade soups and chili with all the toppings were served to all the LPA sta For those with a sweet tooth, there were brownies and cookies. This event is always a hit. The sta loved the time and thoughtfulness that went into making all the delicious items. This is just one of many ways for the PTO to thank our wonderful sta for their dedication to our children! LPA is a GREAT school because of our souper sta Did you know that the LPA PTO has its own web page? Click on the PTO link at the top of the LPA website for a calendar of events, links to all PTO meeting minutes, and information about all PTO sponsored events. Be sure to bookmark it and check back often for important news and exciting updates!Creekside Best Buddies are walking for friendshipBy Contributing Writer Christin Jalali, Creekside High School Best Buddiescause. There will be a bouncy house, face painting and other entertainment the whole time. Even if you dont want to walk, just come out for the entertainment and fun in support of Best Buddies. To walk you must be signed up online. You may do so by visiting www.bestbuddies orida. org/jaxwalk. Please join team Creekside High School. Any business owners who would like to sponsor Creeksides team may do so by going to the same website and clicking on sponsor a walker. We greatly appreciate any contributions and will recognize those business logos on T-shirts or on a banner to be displayed on the day of the walk. If there are any questions on how to register, donate or any other questions pertaining to the walk, please do not to hesitate to email one of our chapter presidents, Hannah McGlothlin at hmac517@ yahoo.com or Kevin McKernan atmckernan.kevin8@gmail. com. Either will be happy to answer your questions. This will be an incredible life changing experience that will leave you wondering when the next Best Buddies activity is and how you can get involved!Mill Creek Elementary School NewsBy Contributing Writer Wendi Brothershard to put this event together and hopes it will become a long standing tradition at MCE. Make sure to check out next months article for pictures of this new and exciting event. Calling all golf enthusiasts! Mark your calendars for the annual Mustang Open. Monday, March 11, the annual Mustang Open golf tournament will take place at the Golf Club at South Hampton. Registration deadline is March 4. You can go to the MCE PTA website to register online. The cost is $100 for an individual and $ 380 for a foursome. All entrants will receive a tournament polo shirt, lunch before the tournament, beverages on course and awards dinner following the tournament. In addition to some great golf there will also be a silent auction and ra e. There are many sponsorship opportunities available. Please check out the PTA website for details and information. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 13 Same day appointments available. 731-55805521 Chronicle Court, 32256 LifetimeEnclosures.com 55 FREE In-Home Design ServicesMilitary & Senior Discounts! W/.A.C. See website for complete nancing Love to Entertain Outdoors?Let us to design your outdoor living space! Order your Outdoor Kitchen and receive a FREE Kamado Joe Grill a $850 valueSee designer for details with this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Expires on 03-04-13. Read Around the World certainly has students at Pacetti Bay reading books. The Read Around the World program Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYP World travelers Denise Miller and Mikayla VanJaarsveld.is run through the Edmodo website. Students select a book, read the book and then post a message on the Edmodo wall. The message includes the title, author and the setting of the book. Students have to determine which continent the book is set in. In addition they choose a character and tell which IB learner pro le the character exempli es in the book giving an example of how they show that learner pro le. The best part of all is that students are choosing books based on what they read on the wall. We have two world travelers already: Mikayla VanJaarsveld and Denise Miller. Both are sixth graders and quickly read through the seven continents. The students are earning badges in Edmodo, having passports stamped and receiving prizes for each continent they visit through their reading. Every month we are having a book drawing for ve students who have written a post. We have given away copies of Ungifted by Korman, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever, Unwind by Shusterman, and Maximum Ride by Patterson. We will continue this reading program through the end of the year. I really feel like I am getting back in the swing of reading again with all the books I have read over the past month. Though My Name is Parvana by Deborah Ellis is the fourth book in her series it is the rst one that I have read and I am now going back and starting with the rst one, Breadwinner. This series has a very strong female protagonist who is growing up in Afghanistan. This is one of the most realistic books I have read in that setting. Her familys perseverance in spite of adversity is inspiring. In my bag to read from an order we just received are: Eric Greitens: The Heart and the Fist; Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson; The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen; Janie Face to Face by Caroline Cooney. In my bag to read for the more mature reader: Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Couloumbus and The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban. Of course we picked up quite a few new fantasy books for those students who love fantasy: Dandelion Fire and Chestnut King by Wilson; Wings of Fire: The Lost Heir by Sutherland; The Celestial Globe by Rutkoski; The Fire Chronicle by Stephens; What Came from the Stars by Schmidt and The Jewel of the Kalderash by Rutkoski. I will ll you in on how these are next month. A book from our top 25 list that we publish each month, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Parks was read aloud in all of our science classes for our literacy celebration in January. This book was a perfect t for our IB awareness. Two other books that are new to our list are Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings (a sequel was just recently released) and The Face on the Milk Carton (another one with a new book in the series) by Caroline Cooney.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 Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication 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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Page 14, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com Food and Fun Enjoy the best Mexican Cuisine in Florida! 260-9010 $5 OFF $Valid thru 2/28/13 HOLA! FREE!Valid thru 2/28/13 HOLA! Come to Celebrate Valentines Day! 25% OffGRAND OPENING SPECIAL SUMO SUSHI with purchase of 2 entrees Exp 2/28/13 Grand Opening Sumo SushiJapanese Steakhouse I am celebrating my sixth year of being the Lifestyle Guru of The CreekLine! I have enjoyed being out there in NW St. Johns County and looking into every nook and cranny for fun and interesting things to do. I have met some of the best and most interesting folks that live in our area! I would like to send out a Valentine Challenge to my neighbors do one good deed for another person on February 14! Look around you and see someone who is alone or not feeling well or a friend or neighbor who has been through a rough time and do something for them as a Valentine treat! Visit a shut-in or neighbor who lives alone for a few minutes. Take a moment to call a couple of friends you have not hooked up with since before Christmas. Send a few cards out they are really inexpensive at the dollar stores these days. This Valentine treat does not have to be expensive or time consuming; you can include your children in the activities and use this as an example of sharing and caring! For an easy bake and take little gift, take someone my One-One-One Cookies; the recipe makes a large batch and could be packaged up for a couple of goodie gifts. Just stir up one egg, one cup of sugar and one cup of peanut butter. Drop on a cookie sheet by teaspoonfuls, bake for 12 minutes in a 350 oven and voila! More than two dozen cookies to share!The next time you are on County Road 210, be sure to stop in and try the cuisine at Sumo Sushi. Owner Andy Lau has operated Asian restaurants for 15 years and the new restaurant, which opened on February 9 behind the McDonalds on County Road 210, will be his fth location. Sumo Sushi will serve both lunch and dinner as well as catering and take-out. According to Lau, The keys to success are our business model, which includes a clean Hola! is the most recent addition to exceptional Mexican o erings in the Mandarin area. Owners Marco and Carmen Marchegiani opened their doors to the new eatery this past December. They caught the restaurant bug while still living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Marco Marchegiani partnered with a friend in a Mexican restaurant while he was working full time in logistics for a major manufacturer of cotton apparel. Eventually he was sent to Jacksonville to manage a distribution center here. When the company decided to cease operations, Marco Marchegiani started looking for new opportunities and found one in the Hola! Restaurant downtown at the edge of Spring eld. His rst order of business was updating the menu to re ect the family recipes Carmen Marchegiani grew up with in her native Monterrey, Mexico. The restaurant grew increasingly more popular, with a loyal following of the downtown business community. Expansion was inevitable, which brought their Say hello to Hola!Home-style Mexican cuisine in the heart of Mandarin We hope you enjoy this new addition to The CreekLine, Food and Fun. This is your one stop spot to keep up with all the latest and best that our community has to offer for dining and entertainement. So why not try out a new place to eat tonight? And be sure to tell our fine advertisers that you saw their ad in The CreekLine! Food and Fun News Do you have good news to share with our readers? Send an email to editor@ thecreekline.com! Now introducing!Hola!9965 San Jose Blvd., #35 904-260-9010Sumo Sushi107 Nature Walk Pkwy. # 109 904-230-1999If you are opening a new restaurant, please contact us at editor@thecreekline.com to be included in Food and Fun.take of Mexican home-cooking right to our doorstep. We asked Marco Marchegiani what he loves about the restaurant business. Its the customers, learning what they like, getting to know them and being creative in the kitchen, he shares. While Carmen Marchegiani ensures the restaurant delivers authentic recipes, their three children serve as in-house critics and taste testers. If a new dish does not pass muster with them, it simply will not nd its way to the menu. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and other favorites are served with sangria, margaritas and Mexican beers. Why not stop in soon and dont forget to say Hola! to the Marchegianis!The Lifestyle Guru sends out a Valentine challenge!By Joy HartleyNew sushi restaurant opens in St. Johnsrestaurant, good food and good service, which keep our customers coming back! Sumo Sushi will o er dining at Teppanyaki tables, where the chef prepares your meal in front of you as well as cozy booth seating. Patrons can also dine at the sushi bar with unlimited sushi o erings. A sleek modern atmosphere, complete with LED lighting, o ers an unforgettable dining experience. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Take a very happy ower arrangement to a ower lover; making this one is easy! Go recycle a cute gift bag out of your closet, get an empty vegetable can or what ever size can ts in the bottom of the gift bag. Tape a grid on the top of the can out of masking tape by rst placing the tape from one side to the other and criss-crossing another layer of tape the other way. Fill the can with water and put one oral stem in each grid. A large sheaf of owers from the grocery store would do two of these, giving you one for your sweetheart table tonight! Speaking of sweetheart, I have to include here my sweethearts all time favorite meatloaf recipe, which I have served for many Valentines Day dinners. The sides to this are easy, one boil in bag recipe of rice and a Caesar salad mix! Happy Valentines Day! Presidential Meatloaf 2 lbs. Ground Beef 1 cup shredded carrots 1 cup sour cream cup chopped onions 1 tsp salt/dash pepper Mix all ingredients together and press in a baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hours Sour Cream Gravy Drippings from meatloaf 2 beef bouillon cubes 1 cup sour cream 2 tbsp. our Dissolve the bouillon cubes in drippings. Combine the sour cream and our and then combine with the mixture.

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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 15 ages 5-11 ages 3-4 girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Summer CampCall for details. 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 ITS HERE!THE K LASER!FINALLY PAIN FREE ...DRUG FREE THERAPY! Reintroduce Your Pet To Activity! February is Macular Degeneration Month. Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 and older and as you age, the risk increases. It is a chronic condition that causes central vision loss and a ects more than 25 million people worldwide. ARMD occurs when the maculathe central part of the retina that is important for reading and color vision becomes damaged. Some common symptoms of ARMD are Capelli Salon owner, Joe Garrasi, has announced that starting on February 13 the salon will be o ering a Blow Bar, a co ee and a blow-out in the breakfast hours 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. weekday mornings. With our Florida humidity, says Garrasi, Its hard to look terri c for that important meeting or special pitch without a little help from your professional hairdresser. With the Capelli Blow Bar, you make an appointment, you come in, you get a premium cup of co ee, the days newspapers its convenient, comfortable and you walk out looking your best! Its a very popular trend in New York City; we wanted to bring it to St. Johns. Blow dry services have been championed in New York City by such well-known fashionistas as celebrity stylish Rachel Zoe and Frederic Fekkai who opened a blowout bar at Henri Bendel last summer. The Capelli Salons Blow Bar will o er a hot or cold beverage (tea, premium co ee or Pellegrino), the days New York Times and the Florida Times-And this is... the Knightly News Network! The familiar phrase echoes through the halls of Creekside every day, prompting students and teachers alike to turn their gaze to the news of the day. Run by Kelly McClure and her dedicated team of students, the network, though only three years old, has rapidly grown to be one of Creeksides crown jewels. To inform you about your next club meeting, to give a shout-out to a teacher or perhaps to wake you up in the middle of a long day, are the daily newscasts anchors! Depending on the day, you will nd Andrew Morales, Ben Murphy, Brandon Dugas, Sam Borntreager or any of the talented faces The Blow Bar comes to St. Johns!Union and a variety of blow out styles. From the Southern Belle (think Carrie Underwood) to the Sleek Chic (of Victoria Beckham, for example) or the Retro Babe la Katy Perry, Capelli will o er way more than just straight, wavy or beachy. Garrasi even promises to be available earlier, if given plenty of notice. Capellis Garrasi knows a thing or two about hair in New York. He was born there, trained there and still goes back on a regular basis to hair shows, conventions and to see live trends in action. Garrasi moved to Jacksonville 17 years ago after working his way up to education director at the Tullio Hair Studio which employed more than 50 hairstylists servicing 2000 clients a week. While he has owned as many as ve salons and a spa, partnering with Aveda Corporation here in Jacksonville, he now focuses his energy on his salon in Bartram Executive Park, where he also runs a highly regarded apprentice program. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Monthgradual loss of ability to see objects clearly, distorted vision, a gradual loss of color vision and a dark areas appearing in the center of vision. If you notice any new distortion or visual changes, it is critical to contact your eye care provider immediately. Board certi ed ophthalmologist and retina specialist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeon, Russell Pecoraro, M.D. says, New treatments are currently being developed to treat age related macular degeneration (ARMD). One of the newest products approved by the FDA is Eyelea. Based on study results, Eyelea has been shown to last longer than some of the other treatments, resulting in fewer injections in some patients. In addition, some reports have shown it to work in patients who have failed other treatments. He continues, We are delighted to see continued success with current treatment options in most patients. The results from clinical trials continue to demonstrate stability and improvement in vision with treatment years later. Because of a common factor shared by other eye disease, the same medicine s have been very e ective in both diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular diseases. Comprehensive eye exams play an important role in your overall health and wellness, and it is imperative that you schedule one every year for optimal vision health. In addition to measuring your vision, regular eye exams can help identify early signs of certain chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!CHS HappeningsNews-ception: A look into the Knightly News NetworkBy Sarah Schreck, CHS Student in McClures classes projected into classrooms. And theyre not the only ones channeling their inner Katie Couricstudents produce stories on their own, from features on Creekside Academies to science fairs. McClure shares, This year alone, we have produced over 50 news stories and they are better than any other year. Creeksides KNN has made some incredible milestones since its inception, including the creation of Game Day, a sports special aired during football season, created and edited by senior Morales. Andrew and the two other anchors, both years, did a phenomenal job with this show, added McClure. They learned how to ad lib and anchor without a script and really got good at it, especially this year with seniors Joseph Fitzgerald and Ben Murphy. Due to the success of Game Day, the KNN team is hard at work, designing an in-studio show to cover Creeksides other sports. Another accomplishment lies in the far-away land of Los Angeles. The Student Television Network Convention is an assembly of 2000 national TV students who participate in video contests and in professional workshops. In just their rst year of attendance, the KNN team took home a second place award for their convention recap entry. You can purchase some hot chocolate in the midst of these chilly days to help raise money for their cross country trip this year! How about some bonus features? Whats it like behindthe-scenes during a broadcast of the Knightly News Network? McClure gave us a peek behind the curtain. First one of my students, junior Brent Terry, writes the script. My three advanced classes take turns producing the news. When that class arrives, the nine students assigned to the news that day get ready to perform their jobs, she explained. Those jobs include loading the script to the teleprompter, setting up cameras and switching queues and preparing for post-production. We tape our news the day before, which allows us to edit in our commercials and stories afterwards and allows us to correct mistakes. It also allows us to save our bloopers, which is a highlight when put together at the end of the year, McClure said. If youd like to view any of the KNNs broadcasts, head over to Creeksides website, to get your ll of daily Creekside news! And thats how the cookie crumbles. 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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Page 16, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com We now offer digital X-Rays on site! Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician Dr. Christopher Railing, Chiropractic Physician683-437612421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Care Spot-formerly Solantic ) Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.comTHE 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. Chiropractor Dr. Sambursky has 25 Years ExperienceDo you take my insurance?: Yes Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, United Health care, All Automobile insurances. Call our office if your insurance is not listed. Cash programs also available. What conditions do you Treat?: What are your hours? Where are you located? Immediate/Same day appointments Free agent with every policy. Ill make sure your auto coverage is the best t, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY.FreeDiscount Double Check too.1003065State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com With exams nally over and report cards issued, the time had come for the rst semester of the 2012-13 school year at Nease High School to end and for a new one to begin. Last month marked the start of a fresh second half of the school year for students across the county at a point in time that is crucial for students. The start of a new semester represents a time for struggling students to make amends and for students content with their success to further establish their focus. This time of the school year is particularly unique for freshmen as they try to further adapt to the high school life and for seniors as they begin to wave goodbye to their nal year in high school. The halfway point of the school year is crucial for freshmen like Nidhi Suresh. Freshmen must decide for themselves if their approach to high school is working and it if isnt then they have to change their plan of attack for the second semester. Suresh, who was happy with the outcome of her work in the rst semester, shared her rst semester experience, saying, I think it was productive and de nitely a change from middle schooloverall I think that it was really challenging towards the end with all the exams and grades. The challenging work paid o however, as Suresh expressed when she said, I reached my goals and I was extremely proud of myself. Despite the hard work, there is always room for improvement. I think I can try and improve on the ways I study for tests and quizzes because I do get distracted very easily from time to time so Im working on trying to focus more on studying. Its really easy to get o task with Facebook, music, my phone and things like that, Suresh shared. At this time of year, freshmen also decide if the courses that they are taking are right or if theyre in the right place based on rst impressions of high school. Most students, like Save the date because local charitable organization JCP CARES is planning Dog Day Afternoon 2013 on Sunday, March 10, promising another fantastic afternoon of furry and family fun. The fundraiser will host dogs and their owners for an all-new canine obstacle course, a dog wash, pet adoptions and photographs just to name a few of the many activities. There will also be a special demonstration by the St. Johns County K9 unit. The event will run from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. at Plantation Park, located at 875 Davis Pond Boulevard inside Julington Creek Plantation across from the original aquatics center. Tickets will be available on site for the various activities and food. This year S.A.F.E. (Save Animals From Euthanasia) will be the recipient of proceeds Grieving the death of a loved one is di cult, especially for children and teens. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida recognizes the need to help children through their individual bereavement journey and created Camp Healing Powers as a guide during this process. The camp will be held March 15 through 17 at Marywood Retreat and Conference Center. Camp Healing Powers is a therapeutic camp for children and teens, ages seven to17, who are grieving the death of a loved one. The unique camp provides mental health professionals who specialize in grief and bereavement. They lead camp activities Nease HappeningsFresh semester underway for students By Contributing Writer Samuel Wright, Nease StudentSuresh, nd high school challenging and almost bothersome, but eventually acclimate to the high school lifestyle. Well to be honest I didnt like it. The whole process of high school seemed tedious, Suresh said. But then it started to grow on me. Its a step up from middle schoolThe workload was big but I learned to cope. I gured out my priorities pretty quickly and worked from there When asked what her planned secret ingredient for success throughout high school was she said simply, Time management. In the opposite corner are the seniors, like Melissa Latronico. The seniors in particular have to keep focused as this second half of the year may be one of the most important in their lives. Aside from all the hard work, however, it is a time for seniors to enjoy their last semester of high school and eventually wave adieu. Well, it feels like a weight is lifted o my shoulders. Its exciting because Im halfway done with the year and a new chapter in my life is going to happen, but its sad because Im going to miss this place and everyone Ive met, said Latronico. Latronico shared how her senior year was unfolding, Its so hit or miss with keeping my grades up because soccer was taking up half my life. I feel like in my need to pass to graduate classes I should have done a lot better and I could have, but otherwise I passed the rst semester so Im happy. It looks like a perfect setup for a successful second semester this year, especially as students now have an opportunity to make amends and x their high school approach.Camp Healing Powers for grieving children that help campers identify and express their feelings in a safe, fun and supportive environment. To be eligible to attend, the death of the campers loved one should have occurred at least three months prior to the camp date, but no longer than two years. A $35 deposit reserves a campers space and is returned upon camp completion. Precamp assessments are required for all camp attendees conducted by Community Hospice mental health professionals. Space at the camp is limited. Please call 407-6222 to schedule an appointment for camp assessment.Mark your calendar for Dog Day AfternoonLocal nonpro t hosts fourth annual fundraiser bene ting charities serving animalsgenerated from Dog Day Afternoon. To learn more about S.A.F.E., please visit www.safepet-rescue- .com Several local businesses, such as Wildbirds Unlimited and Hawaiian Shaved Ice, have been involved as the event has grown over the years. The Bartram Trail Rotary also donates and cooks hot dogs. We are thrilled that this special day is able to provide funds for a local charity, o er pet adoption and once again team up with our communitys businesses for mutual support. It is simply a fun, fun day for families and their pooches! says Kathy Bravo, president and founder of JCP CARES. JCP CARES, as a grassroots non-pro t organization, has to date generated over $350,000 dollars in charitable giving and logged more than 6,500 community service hours. If you would like to become involved in 2013, please go to www.jcpcares.org for contact information.need customers?sales@thecreekline.com The Academy at Julington Creek will be holding an open house on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You are invited to tour the center, meet our highly-rated VPK teachers and get all your questions answered. The Academy will help you enroll and well even process VPK open house!your voucher application. Bring your drivers license, childs birth certi cate (student must be four by September 1) or immunization and physical records. One stop at The Academy at Julington Creek starts your childs educational journey! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!

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Page 18, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com 9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.comReggie Stephens On January 17, Bartram Trail High School sent their varsity High-Q to regional competition. Their rst opponent was Ponte Vedra. After a grueling rst match, Bartram was victorious with a score of 305-171. Their next match was against Williston, where Bartram was once again victorious. The nal match was against Vanguard. The match was a close one in the rst two rounds, but in the end, Bartram was able to come out on top, with a score of 307145. I am so proud of all the players, shared Ramona Deese, the AP Human Geography teacher and High-Q coach. They are all fantastic allaround students who support and encourage each other. High-Q students dont just sit in their own little bubble, remarked Carsen Smith, a junior and varsity player. Instead, they pay attention to the world around them and it helps during matches. As the season o cially draws to a close, the team looks to the future, as all but two of the current varsity players will be graduating later in the spring. Each person has their own strength, remarks Mrs. Smith, Carsen Smiths mom and faithful volunteer. Each person One of the newest hobbies out there is thrift store cruising. Its described as the thrill of the hunt by most of the pros out there who ll their Saturday mornings visiting and viewing the wares of these establishments. I must admit my family has thrift store stories. I once decorated a 1200 square foot cabin completely from thrift stores and garage sales. It lled a long cold winter in upstate New York with lots of fun moments! I must admit, the cabin turned out really cute and creative; I sure put that empty basement to good use spray painting and embossing various and sundry Your guide to St. Johns County thrift storesBy Donna Keathleypieces of furniture. The best thrift store story is that my niece at the ripe age of 14 paid $20 for an evening gown at a thrift store in her downtown area and went out and won Junior Miss Northwest Georgia wearing it! Our area has seen a rise of the number of thrift stores in the past few years. This goes hand in hand with the recent economy struggles and the greening of our life. To re-use and recycle any and everything is cool. I went out on the circuit last Saturday morning and the crowds were out there, poking and peering into every corner of the stores. I witnessed several customers proudly marching up to the cash registers with brand new merchandise in hand! The Creek area has three thrifts right at your front door; Betty Gri th opened several years ago in Fruit Cove with huge success and moved across State Road 13 to a larger location, expanding their store by almost doubling their square footage. The store is nicely laid out in retail fashion with areas earmarked for speci c items like glassware and electronics; they even have a Boutique area for their upscale retail items! The original Betty Gri th Thrift Shoppe is located on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine; its huge and lots of fun to shop. Goodwill opened an area store on State Road 13 with its trademark layout of all the clothing nicely separated by color coding. They have some housewares and furniture along with a variety of computers and TVs. Dont forget the drop-o location of Goodwill on County Road 210; they always welcome fresh donations. Again, if you are in St. Augustine check out their huge store on U.S. Highway 1 near the Ponce DeLeon Mall. First Coast Thrift opened in the old Betty Gri th location on State Road 13; it is very clean and neatly organized. When I visited they had a lot of nice bedding and mattresses for those of you who might need extra stu for condos or beach houses. One of my favorite thrift shops to check out is St. Vincent de Pauls store in St. Augustine. Its always holding a surprise for me! Their location is 19 McMillan Street just o U.S. Highway 1 when you enter the citys gates. Happy shopping!Betty Grif n Thrift Shoppe in Julington Creek. 100% of the revenue generated by the thrift store goes directly to provide safe, secure emergency shelter for abused women and their minor children. BTHS HappeningsBTHS takes regional High-Q trophy for second yearBy Kelly Boyer, BTHS Student Bartrams High-Q varsity team after their regional win.brings something special to the table. But with key players graduating, can they maintain the strength for a repeat performance? We have strong tenth graders coming in from JV, says Deese. They are ready for the challenge of varsity. This is the rst time in High-Q history that regional varsity championships have been won in consecutive years. We couldnt have done this without the help from our wonderful parents and the support of our faculty, claims Deese. We are blessed to have parent volunteers who are willing to help in any way they can. The faculty really back us up and are ecstatic when we are victorious since we dont get as much PR as other major sports teams. Interested in joining HighQ? Contact Ms. Deese if you have any questions at deeser@ stjohns.k12. .us. The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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You dont want to miss another. CALL TODAY for a complimentary, hassle-free hearing screening and live demonstration to nd out which of todays virtually invisible hearing devices could help you hear every sweet moment this Valentines Day. Reactions Another successful PBMS PTSO Cookie Dough/Mixed Bag fundraiser has come to an end. PTSO would like to congratulate sixth grader Morgan Wilson, who was the overall top seller for the school. The top sellers were rewarded with the opportunity to duct tape sixth grade science teacher Beth Verez to a wall. It was an exciting event and was broadcast over the school TV system for all to enjoy. PTSO appreciates all the students e orts that made the fundraiser such a huge success. Our next fundraiser will be the Enjoy the City coupon book. These books are a great PBMS PTSO updateBy Contributing Writer Sharon Davis Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is hosting our annual Spring Daddy Daughter Dance on February 23, 2013. This extraordinary event has been a great success for many years and has now become a tradition in the Northeast region of Florida. The special event is held in honor of girls and their fathers or special men in their lives and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is proud to be able to o er such a remarkable event to Northeast Florida, said president and CEO of Girls Inc., Beth Hughes Clark. We are thrilled to see Daddy Daughter Dance is coming soon!how much the event has grown and how it has become a tradition in many families. Girls Inc. is looking forward to hosting approximately 900 dads and daughters. The event is $85 for each daddy-daughter couple and $30 more for any additional daughters. The festivities will include a delicious dinner, DJ, professional photographs, a silent auction and ra e prizes that will make for an exciting night.Girls Inc. is a nonpro t organization that empowers all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. All proceeds from this dance will be put back into the programs that Girls Inc. girls bene t from all year round. Girls Inc. programming includes literacy, after-school, summer and outreach programs in Northeast Florida. For more information, please visit girlsincjax.org or call 731-9933. To register for the dance, visit DaddyDaughterDanceGIJ. com. Students duct taping Beth Verez to the wall included Hailey Lawson Liam Downs, Daniel MacKellar, Caleb Arsenault, Morgan Wilson, Andrew Vaughn, Samantha Fortin, Grace Acheson and Marisa Contreras.way to support the PTSO and save at local businesses you visit every day. The $20 books include $20 worth of Winn Dixie grocery savings which end up making the book pay for itself. Students will take orders for the books March 4 through 15. The PTSO Spring Dance will be held Friday March 15. The theme will be voted on by the students. The dance is held immediately after school with sixth graders being released at 4:00 p.m. and seventh and eighth graders released at 4:30 p.m. This year, the popular Evening of the Arts event will morph into an Arts Around the World event and will be held on April 26. This event will not only showcase Pacetti Bay Middle School and its feeder elementary schools performing and visual art programs, but will emphasize the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) for which Pacetti Bay was accredited at the beginning of the school year. It will focus on all the arts from a global perspective. A dinner will be available as well as a silent auction and basket ra e, with proceeds used to defer IBMYP costs. All members of the community are invited. If you didnt get a chance to join PTSO, its not too late. Membership applications are accepted at any time. Membership is $15 per family and includes a copy of the school directory. Meetings are held the rst Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the PBMS Media Center. All are welcome. More information can be found at http://www-pbm.stjohns.k12. .us/ptso/. A reminder to students that Wildcat Wednesdays are a great opportunity to show your Wildcat pride! PTSO continues to sell our newly styled spirit wear and for the cooler weather is now o ering sweatshirts. Wildcat gear can be purchased by completing the spirit wear form available at http://www-pbm. stjohns.k12. .us and sending it to school with the student. PTSO is grateful for the support of the community as we work to raise funds to support programs at PBMS. If you own a business and are interested in partnering with the PTSO or are an individual with fundraising ideas, please contact Debbie Adams dadams2@att.net.Call today and take advantage of The CreekLines Just sit back, relax, and let us make you look good!287-4913E rm Avrbtng Mnfrvr! Register for St. Johns County Sheriff Departments....CodeREDwww.sjso.org Be notified of public safety issues by high-speed telephone emergency notification services.

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Page 20, The CreekLine February 2013 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.9:42 am. Discovering a 5,000-year-old tradition with an app created last week. 12795 San Jose Blvd., Suite 8 Fresh Market Shopping Center Let us pamper youOld School Style! ~Haircuts for Adults and Kids ~Full Service Shave with Hot Towel ~Hair Services for Girls and Women ~Walk-Ins Welcome ~ Mon. thru Sat. 7am-7pm $4 oOld School Barbershop Alissa Alterman, optometrist, has joined the sta of St. Johns Eye Associates. She is a graduate of Florida State University and Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauder-Optometry group welcomes new doctordale, where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Alterman grew up in the Jacksonville area and graduated in 2005 from Nease High School. Optometry is a health care profession concerned with the health of the eyes and related structures as well as vision, visual systems and vision information processing. As an optometrist, Dr. Alterman prescribes and t lenses to improve vision and diagnoses and treats various eye diseases. Our aim is to provide the best vision care possible, Dr. Alterman explained. St. Johns Eye Associates includes Sharokh Kapadia, OD, FAAO, Diane Kapadia, OD, and Alissa Alterman, OD. They have two o ces, one on County Road 210 and a new location in Nocatee. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Second grade students at Julington Creek Elementary School participated in an Oreo brand cookie learning activity day. Students learned how to measure objects by using the non-standard unit of Oreo cookies as their measuring tool. They also learned how to use a measuring scale and weighed classroom objects by investigating how many Oreo cookies equaled its weight. Another activity they participated in was rolling Oreo cookies down a slope. They had to observe how the distance traveled by the Oreo changed as the students increased the height of the slope. Students also tested to see if Oreo cookies would sink or oat (in milk, of course) and how Students learn math and science with cookiesBy Contributing Writer Neeti Gregg, Second Grade Teacher, Julington Creek Elementary Cibria Moore from Greggs second grade classmuch weight it took to crush an Oreo cookie. The highlight of the day was to see who could stack the most Oreo cookies! The top stacker of each class then participated in the stack o where all the students who participated cheered on their class representatives and a nal top stacker was chosen. Who says learning cant be fun? said Lara Pierce, second grade teacher at JCE. I brought this program to my colleagues because the activities cover our learning goals for our students and we have a blast as we learn. It is a win-win for everyone. Six second grade classes participated in this years Oreo Day. Class top stackers were: Ethan Campbell from Neeti Greggs class Eli Locke from Jennifer Schmutzs class Zuriel Corporan from Dottie Kirbys class Ethan Carroll from Becky Jarriels class Daria Durham from Lara Pierces class. The winner of the stack o was Goncarlo Passalacqua from Susan Bakers class. I dont mind that I didnt win the stack o because I just had so much fun all day, says Cibria Moore from Greggs second grade class. As Mrs. Pierce kept telling us... Thats the way the cookie tumbles!by Katryna Cabrera as the Color Corps of 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Ave Maria Assembly in full regalia presented the colors. Head umpire George Vancore called out Lets play ball! The rst batter, little Ellen Allala, made her way to home plate. Taking her swings with the assistance of her buddy, she connected and made her way to rst base. At the Field of Dreams each player gets a chance at bat. Pitches are tossed across home plate to the player. If the player has di culty hitting their buddy helps them take a swing. The deck is stacked though. When a strike is called it goes like this, Strike one on the buddy. No one is called out. Watching the smiles on the players faces is amazing. Some take the challenge seriously and others just enjoy the experience. To make all this happen, special sponsors have stepped forward to help. They include Firehouse Subs who helped nancially, thus enabling this humble league for disabled children to expand by giving numerous families the opportunity to have their child play without registration fees and uniform costs. Target donates food for concessions, Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council cooks up the hot dogs and volunteers from Allstate hand out concessions. Concessions are all free. Of course donations to Feed the Pig, a little piggy bank on the counter, are welcomed. Also needing recognition are Julington Creek Baseball, Mr. and Mrs. George Chapas and St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department. During the opening ceremonies a special tribute was given to the memory of Joe Davidson, a graduate of BTHS who devoted himself to being a buddy. She has blossomed since the start, Ellen Allalas mother Angela said. This program has made a de nite positive in uence on her progression. It is sentiment shared by all of the families that nally have the opportunity to cheer on their child and watch them experience the joy of sports that so many other children get to have. Games will be held every Saturday through March 23 from 9:00 a.m. to around 12:00 noon. If you want to have a soul- lling experience, come on out for a little baseball. You will never forget it. Field of Dreams player and buddy.Field of Dreams cont. from pg. 1

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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 21 Sounds of jazz lled the halls of Hickory Creek Elementary School. On Friday, January 18, an esteemed group of jazz musicians from the University of North Floridas Jazz Ensemble II performed at the school. During the two afternoon performances, students and teachers danced in their seats while listening to the rich musical experience. By bringing live cultural performing arts to Hickory Creek, the school is demonstrating its commitment to the critical importance of arts enrichment in the learning of our children. Throughout the school year, the HCE PTO sponsors in-house eld trips for its teachers and students. Under the leadership of Margie Aretz, Arts in Education chair for the PTO, these minimal budgeted funds have created rich musical, dance and theatrical performances for the school. Aretz, originally from New York, grew up with the sounds of classical music throughout her home. She studied classical piano as a result. Saddened that Jacksonville lost its full time classical music station, she has focused her e orts on bringing live cultural performances to HCE for the past three years. Our children are getting extraordinary enrichment from the visits by local performing In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Julington Creek Elementary school once again conducted a poster making contest for kindergarten through third grade students and an essay contest for students in grades four and ve. These contests were designed to create awareness among our students, of the life and activities of Dr. King, Jr. and of his vision for justice, peace and equality for all. Fourth and fth graders were encouraged to write a 200 to 400 word essay on this years topic, Team Work Makes the Dream Work and the essays were sent to the St. Johns Education Association for judging. Special recognition is due to Tracey Lyons fth grade class, as each of them wrote an essay. The following essays were sent for judging from fth grades: Larry Lantigios, Delaney Tauzel, Logan Stenzel and Michaela Phelps from Lyons class and Cody Thompson from Cathy Mullans class. Caitie Fechtmuller from Suzanne Marrinans class, Evan Grimm from Tracey Bartons class and Sophia Gale from Renee Spanos represented our fourth grades. Congratulations to all of the students who participated! The kindergarten through third grade posters were judged at Julington Creek Elementary School, with a poster selected to represent each grade. There were also a several Honorable Mentions for each grade level. Winning posters sent to the board o ces were: kindergarten, Mia Visconti in Kris Butlers class; rst grade, Savannah Crowe in Ashley Scotts class; second grade, Chaz Sberna in Lara Pierces class; third grade, Clarissa JCE students honor Dr. KingBy Contributing Writer Linda McAnarney, Art Educator, Julington Creek ElementarySpackman in Danielle Trubeys class. Posters receiving Honorable Mentions: kindergarten, Charlene Menjivar in Kerry Eaves class, Nicholas Rueda in Suzanne Graham/Sargants class, Bianca Gonzalez in Cynthia Wests class; rst grade, Lily Pierce in Dolly Lucas class, Vivian Allen in Jennifer Carltons class; second grade, Mackenzie Donnelly in Dottie Kirbys class, Hannah Swota in Dian McLeods class, Maddie Reed in Lara Pierces class and Sam Unkefer in Jennifer Schmutzs class; third grade, Mary Krueger in Jacquie Phillips class, Nicole Cunha in Marjory Hazouris class, Jadon Limoges and Kayla Vasco in Melissa Dillards class and Lucas Thompson in Joan Delonys class. Again, congratulations to all of our students for participating! At the district level there were three essay winners in the Elementary Division. Our Evan Grimm won rst place and Larry Lantgios won third place! Also, at the district level the overall poster contest winner was our Clarissa Spackman! We want to thank our parents for all of the support and encouragement they have given in completing the project. We hope this has been a fun and positive experience for each of your families. Larry Lantgios and Evan Grimm, district essay winnersHickory Creek Elementary School jazzes it upBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argottartists such as the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Fine Arts, the JSO Instrument Zoo, The Improv E ect, Raines Dance Company and UNFs ne Jazz Department, said Aretz. In an age where funding of the arts is literally unavailable, its comforting to know that with a little creativity, performers can be found. These performers are truly ready to work for a nominal fee in order to share their visions with children, while encouraging them to make the arts a natural and fundamental part of their lives from this point onward. Having UNFs Jazz Ensemble II perform at the school was an exciting and rewarding experience for everyone. UNF is home to one of the most recognized performance-based music programs in the country. Dennis Marks, associate professor of Jazz Bass, is the conductor of this elite jazz band. The bands performance repertoire is quite varied. The material chosen comes from all areas of big band jazz, including swing, bop, funk and fusion. This ensemble consistently enjoys the presence of high-quality players, enabling a wide variety of sound colors and textures to be realized. Jazz Ensemble II has played several important venues over the last few years. GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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I started with burnt ends, two-inch cuts of beef ribs with charcoal-black crusty edgesthe parts everyone ghts over like the baked corners of lasagna. Kansas City is said to have invented the specialty. My entree featured sliced beef, pork and lamb ribs with BBQ sauce. Kansas City style barbeque is slow-cooked, usually over hickory, with a tangy, semi-sweet tomato-based sauce. In addition to dining, my whirlwind tour included the Steamboat Arabia Museum, a venue packed with an impressive display of everyday objects that were sealed in the mud when the steamer sank in 1856. The local recovery e ort reads like a modern day treasure hunt. Some have called it King Tuts Tomb of the Missouri River. Why, even the Smithsonian has their eye on Arabias pristine artifacts. I was escorted to the Kemper Museum for a tour of contemporary art including some Chihuly glass, a popular artist I enjoy. Then, I was o to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, one of the most architecturally complex art museums Ive ever toured. The building contains chapels, villas, oriental temples and massive columned lobbies, as well as one of the best Asian art collections outside China. One room featured an immense Buddha where yoga classes are sometimes scheduled. And, all art museums The St. Johns County School District will hold preregistration for children entering kindergarten and students new to St. Johns County and/ or public schools on Wednesday, March 6 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, April 3 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 1 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. To be eligible for public kindergarten in St. Johns County, children must be ve years old on or before September 1 and must reside in St. Johns County. To register for rst grade, children must be six years old on or before September 1 and have documentation of successful completion of kindergarten. Parents must register children at the school where they are zoned for the 2013-2014 school year. Three proofs of residency must be provided such as a current mortgage statement, lease or rent agreement and two other forms of residency documentation such as a current electric bill, car registration and/or drivers license. Additional information on residency and guardianship as well as a link to the Attendance Zone Locator can be found on the website at www.stjohns.k12. .us under Featured Links. Florida law requires any student entering a Florida school for the rst time to show proof of required immunizations documented on the HRS Form 680. Proof of a physical examination that has been obtained within one year prior to enrollment in school is also required. Physical examinations can be Tale of two Kansas CitiesBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com On January 12, 2013, the Nease NJROTC Brain Brawl Team competed in a meet at Clay High School. The Nease cadets had two teams competing among 20 other teams from area high schools. Cadets were tested on naval science knowledge, as well as government, current events and economics subjects for bonus rounds. The Nease A team took home second place overall and they will now progress to Regionals in early March.Nease NJROTC Brain Brawl takes home another win! in KC are free. How cool is that? Downtown Kansas City shines with a 2011 gleaming glass and chrome construction, the Kau man Center for the Performing Arts. The buildings dramatic architecture is reminiscent of Sydneys soaring Opera House. The Kau man, built at a cost of $413 million, boldly declares the citys commitment to live theater, symphony, ballet and opera. I next meandered through the National World War I Museum, the only World War One museum in the United States. As you enter you cross a glass bridge above a garden of orange-hued arti cial poppies. The guide explained that each of the 900 owers represent 1,000 causalities in the war. That statistic gave me goose bumps. I soon came to realize my scant understanding of WWI and suspect most folks learn a great deal from the interactive displays and lms. Somehow I managed to stay awake for jazz at the Majestic. The basement setting was ideal for the blues playing combo. The informal atmosphere allowed for drop-ins, yet others dined and remained all evening. The next day I drove to Kansas City, Kansas. During the 1980s and s, residents found their hometown in a downward economic spiral. Luckily, they got a break when the $208 million Kansas Speedway opened in 2000. The NASCAR track spun magic and Wyandotte County surged with new business. This past year the Hollywood Casino was added to the Speedway property. Sports fans celebrated the recent construction of Livestrong Sporting Park, a soccer-only stadium adjacent to the Speedway. This venue is the high techiest park in the United States and KCK area fans are die-hards.The two Kansas Cities whirled such surprises that I felt my head spin like Dorothys house. Unfortunately, it was time for me to click my heels and to go home. If you havent gone to Kansas City, you owe yourself a visit. Student pre-registration scheduledperformed by either a private physician or by the county health department. Students can be registered during the spring and summer for the 2013-2014 school year; however, parents are encouraged to register during the designated dates above so that schools can adequately prepare for the new school year. Additional information regarding registration and school attendance zones may be obtained from the Student Services O ce at 547-7598.

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Friday Marc h 15t h 6 :30-9:30 @ Bl a ck Creek Outfitter s register today! yoga-den.co m On Saturday, January 19 the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail joined the Friends of Alpine Park, St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and many members of our community for the Get Fit with Friends and Family Arbor Day One-Mile Students are given $100,000 to invest in the stock market. Their goal is to have the best returns at the end of the three month session. Students may invest their money in any company that they choose and may buy and sell stock throughout the time frame. Between Kellie Landens and Mitch Guricks fth grade classes, Julington Creek Elementary won rst, second and third place for Northeast Florida region. The winners are: rst place, Samantha Mace and Juliana Lijeron; second place, Zachary Creel; third place, Lily Thompson and Desmone Lawson.Dr. Alan Krantz, D.D.S. and his sta celebrated the holidays by organizing a food drive in their o ce. The sta and the o ces patients donated a total of 196 pounds of food, all of which went to the Winn Dixie Food Bank. We like to run charitable The Mother/Son Pirate adventure was a blast. We had so many people helping to make it a success. We did not know WCE had so many adventurous moms! We had big and little pirates following clues to the treasure chest, walking the plank and running the obstacle course. Capt Mayhem entertained. On Friday, February 8, 2013 we hosted the Daddy/Daughter dance. WCE has the most beautiful girls, especially when they are being escorted across the dance oor by dad. And, talk The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail supports the Friends of Alpine ParkBy Contributing Writer Carol A. HigleyFun Run/Walk and Health and Wellness Expo. In addition to sponsoring a booth to help restore the interior of the 1890s farmhouse at the park, Rotarians were found throughout the event promoting health and wellness and celebrating the environmental beauti cation of the park. Members of the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail were on hand to answer questions about Rotary and spread the word of the valuable service e orts in our local area and beyond. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays at Westminster Woods in Julington Creek. For more information, please contact club president, Thomas Carroll, at tfcarrollusmc@gmail. com.Dentists philanthropic e orts continue with Food Bankevents or participate in them as an o ce all through the year, says Dr. Krantz. We especially like to give back during December, doing our part in helping make others holidays a little better. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!JCE stock market simulation winners! Wards Creek Elementary newsBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelliabout proud fatherswe have them! There was more than one dad with a sni e watching their little girls in fancy dresses and dress shoes. Presidents day is Monday, February 18 and WCE students and teachers are looking forward to another three-day weekend. Tuesday, February 26 begins FCAT. Our students have been working hard to be prepared. We are ready! Go Warriors! Picasso cont. from pg. 1or The Arena as it is called you even see a seated audience attending the ght. There is a video running continually on the back wall covering speci c events of Picassos life and there is an entire wall carrying a timeline story board depicting his marriages and the birth of his child, Paloma. Born in 1881, in Malaga, Southern Spain, Pablo Picasso became one of the greatest and most in uential artists of the 20th century. Picasso has drawn images on every medium imaginable. The ceramics shown at this event carry the bull ghting theme of this show; he even designed a matadors costume for his favorite bull ghter! Even though Picasso lived most of his life in Paris, he was still a Spaniard at heart. When he died in 1973, he chose to be buried in a matadors black cape. The exhibition, Picasso Art and Arena, is designed for families as well as the art connoisseur. The exhibition o ers tours led by specially trained guides who interact with the attendees. The exhibition is presented in both English and Spanish. The St. Augustine Visitor Center is located at 10 West Castillo Drive. Parking is very convenient as the citys parking garage is located just to the rear of the Visitors Center; entrance to the garage is o of Cordova Street. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children ages seven to 12, $20 for a family of four and free for children ages six and younger, military in uniform and Flagler College students with identi cation. Tax will be added to these prices at the time of purchase. Please visit www.picassoartandarena.com or call 825-1053 for more information. 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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 25 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit Cove www.theupsstorelocal.com/3927 The UPS StoreYour one stop for: Packing Shipping Print Materials Mailbox Services Moving Supplies Business Cards Small Business SolutionsDoug NunneryConveniently located in your neighborhood and are here to serve you! You can avoid the u this season by taking one simple step: Get a u vaccination. Unfortunately, some people think that getting a u immunization is too much trouble or costs too much. Or, they swear that a u immunization will make them sick or make them more likely to catch the uor even colds. Seasonal in uenzathe uis caused by one of several strains of in uenza viruses (type A or B) that infect the nose, throat and lungs, making life miserable for a week or two for many peopleand deadly for some. Flu season can begin as early as October and peak anywhere from late December to early April, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Your best defense against the u is to get immunized. Depending on your age, you can do that in one of two ways: With a u shot, given with a needle. This form of the vaccine contains killed virus and is approved for all people older than age six months.It wont be long and we will be working in our yards again. This year, pledge to be River Friendly by using less fertilizer and chemicals on your lawns, planting native and droughttolerant plants and using water as e ciently as possible. Rain barrels and cisterns are one way to conserve and help protect our water resources. By collecting and using rainwater to water plants or wash our cars, we can prevent the over pumping of groundwater and help protect our St. Johns River. Capturing rainwater also reduces stormwater runo that can carry fertilizers and harmful chemicals into the river and its tributaries. What is a rain barrel or cistern? A rain barrel is a simple rainwater harvesting container that collects rainwater from your roof. Most rain barrels typically hold 50 to 75 gallons of water. However, you can purchase much larger aboveground or underground storage tanks, often referred to as cisterns. You can see an example of both a rain barrel and a large cistern at the Whole Foods in Mandarin. How can I use the water? Rain is naturally soft water and devoid of minerals, chlorine, uoride and other chemicals, so it is better for your lawn or garden. I even know of someone who uses it to wash their hair, for this same reason! You can A simple way to keep the u awayBy Contributing Writer Kristin Mackery, Coordinator, Community Relations and Volunteers, Baptist Medical Center South With a nasal-spray vaccine. This form contains live, weakened u viruses that cannot cause the u. This form is approved for healthy, nonpregnant people ages two to 49 years, except those who have diabetes, a weakened immune system, heart problems or chronic respiratory disorders, such as asthma. Check with your doctor to see if this form of the vaccine is right for you. A u vaccination is most important for children six months to 59 months; adults ages 50 and older; anyone with a chronic disease; anyone who lives in a nursing home or other long-term care site; health care workers; and people who are in frequent contact with the elderly or chronically ill. The CDC says children between six months and age eight who were never immunized or received only one dose of vaccine in the previous year should get two full doses of vaccine, one month apart. It is not too late to receive a u vaccine. You can stop the spread of germs by covering your nose or mouth Rain barrels for the riverBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeperattach a garden hose, soaker hose or use a watering can under the spigot. However, the water should not be used for drinking. Why should I use one? The average person living in the watershed of the St. Johns River uses approximately 140 gallons of water a day and more than 50 percent of that is for outdoor use. By harvesting rain water, you can conserve water and lower your water bill! How can I purchase a rain barrel? For a limited time, St. Johns Riverkeeper is o ering high-quality rain barrels at a huge discount. You can purchase a 50-gallon rain barrel for $65 or two for $120. The deadline to pre-order is February 25. Then, pick up your rain barrels at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Community Day on Saturday, March 2. This event is free and open to the public and will include a plant sale and informative displays about River Friendly practices! So, what are you waiting for? Install a rain barrel and help do your part to conserve water. Go to www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org to order your rain barrel today, take the River Friendly Pledge and learn more about how to reduce your impact on our St. Johns River. St. Johns Countys Alpine Groves Park received statewide recognition as the Florida Communities Trust named it Park of the Month for January 2013. Located in NW St. Johns County between the St. Johns River and William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway, On February 23, First Florida Credit Union will host a Kids Safety Fest featuring McGru the Crime Dog at their County Road 210 branch. This fun and free Kids Safety Fest will be open to the community and provide parents with resources and education to help keep kids safe at home, in the car, on the internet and at school. First Florida will have fun lled activities for children and parents. McGru the Crime Dog will feature the Safe Kids Total I.D. System; children can have their picture and ngerprints professionally taken by a trained associate. The event will include a live broadcasting by Lite 96.1s Yvonne Velazquez, free refreshments and face painting by Cotton Meet McGru the Crime DogCandy the Clown. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Department of Children and Families, First Coast No More Homeless Pets and St. Johns County Fire Department will be on site sharing ways to keep children safe in many di erent situations. The FHP will use a crash simulator and o cers will demonstrate the importance of wearing seat belts. Were thrilled to bring this event to our community! Safety is very important to us, especially when it comes to our children, said First Florida Branch Manager Sarah Bradley. when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands with soap or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Also, avoid close contact with sick people, says Donna Cooley, BSN, RN, employee health coordinator at Baptist Medical Center South. Doctors also advise u shots for women who plan to be pregnant during u season. The CDC says u shots are OK for breastfeeding mothers. Even if you dont fall into one of the above groups, however, you are still a candidate for the vaccine if you want to avoid the u.Alpine Groves Park honored as Park of the Month for January Alpine Groves is a passive park featuring more than 54 acres of natural landscape and scenic views. The park is anchored by a partially restored turn-of the-century homestead, a farm-themed playground, a picnic area and a butter y garden. Alpine Groves also o ers a citrus grove, moss-draped oak and magnolia trees, a high blu overlooking the river, a covered dock for shing and canoe/kayak launching and a wooded trail. A designated destination on the Great Florida Birding Trail, the park provides a natural landscape for taking photographs, painting or observing an abundance of wildlife including eagles, osprey, owls and wood ducks. The Florida Communities Trust partners with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to assist communities in acquiring land for parks and open spaces by providing grant funds. Preservation 2000 and Florida Forever funds awarded by the Trust have resulted in the acquisition of a diverse collection of local and regional facilities o ering a wide range of recreational opportunities and nature experiences. Please visit www.sjc us/Recreation/Parks/AlpineGroves.aspx for additional information.

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Page 26, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com Dr. Levine is dedicated to your familys health through every stage of life. He has served Julington Creek for more than 12 years and is ready to provide you with a medical home. Services include: Sports/school physicals Immunizations Well visits for adults and children GYN care Coordination of care for chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) On-site lab for all blood drawsFinding the right family doctor just got easier.Same-day acute appointments 287.2794Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek1400 Bishop Estates Road, St. Johns, FL 32259 Donald J. Levine, MD Board-Certified, Family Practice, along with Carol A. Noell, PA-C 13www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md Spring & Summer MAKEUP LAUNCH JULINGTON CREEK904.209.13202758 Racetrack Rd.Publix Plantation PlazaTues.~Fri. : 9am-8pmSaturday : 9am-7pm $20 Reservation Fee ALL returned in makeup just for you! Appointment Required.MARCH 212:00~6:00PM St. Johns Sod & Pavers 904-414-0696 This months movie review belongs to the lm Django Unchained, an action packed western-drama, great for adults. Somewhere in the South a slave, Django, portrayed by Jamie Foxx, is separated from his wife and sold. On his journey to new surroundings, a German bounty hunter-dentist, Dr. King Schultz, seeks him out for knowledge he may have regarding the group he is hunting. In this encounter, Django is o ered freedom and the chance to train as a hunter. He proves to be a very adept and willing learner. But all is not golden in his bounty-hunting, free-living world. Djangos wife, Broomhilda, depicted by Kerry Washington, has been sold to a plantation specializing in mulatto ghting and providing slaves for pleasure purposes. Leonardo DiCaprio portrays the plays the owner of Candieland plantation and the owner of Broomhilda. Django learns his new trade well and after multiple hunts with Dr. Schultz, they decide to seek out a means to buy Djangos wife and that will never be Dr. Dorothy Headley Israel, Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, is originally from New York and was born at the time of the Harlem Renaissance. She has lived in St. Augustine for the past 19 years. Educated at New York University where she later taught, she received her masters degree in social work at Clark-Atlanta University and a doctorate at Union Institute and University in Counseling psychology. Through out her professional life she has traveled extensively for government and private organizations in Africa, South America, the Caribbean and Europe recruiting professionals to study at Stony Brook University, School of Social Welfare where she headed the human growth and development sequence. She also worked in countries to assist in the provision mental health services to meet the needs of populations served. Writing has been a hobby during her retirement years and expresses the joys of growing up during the Harlem Renaissance and pains in being an African American woman. Since living in St. Augustine, she has been the recipient of several To celebrate 25 years of service to the community as a leader in early childhood education, The Goddard School located in Saint Johns is kicking o the national organizations 25th anniversary festivities with a special fundraising campaign to bene t Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). To commemorate its milestone year, The Goddard School located in Saint Johns is joining in the celebration and fundraising e orts, with the hopes of helping reach a national goal of $250,000. To reach its individual goal of $577, The Goddard School located in Saint Johns will be fundraising until February 15. The majority of the money raised locally will stay in the community. The nearly 400 Goddard Schools nationwide will also be fundraising to support children and families served by their local RMHC Chapters. At The Goddard School, even the youngest children School celebrates 25 years of learning by raising funds for charitylearn about compassion and cooperation. This partnership with RMHC provides a fantastic opportunity for children to learn about good deeds and what it means to support those in need, said Laura Pinover-Sadler, owner of The Goddard School located in Saint Johns. The fundraising e orts for RMHC allow the children to learn rsthand the importance of helping other families in our community and across the country. In addition to the schools fundraising e orts, the children will be creating birthday cards to support children served by their local RMHC Chapter. The birthday cards will be distributed throughout the year by RMHC directors to pediatric patients or family members celebrating birthdays during their, or a loved ones, hospital stay. For every card that The Goddard School located in Saint Johns collects, Goddard Systems, Inc., franchisor of The Goddard School, will donate $1 to RMHC (up to $25,000). We are grateful for the support we receive from The Goddard School. By raising awareness and funds for RMHC, together, we are able to help provide hope, healing, resources and strength to families who are facing the battle of their childs medical crisis, said Marty Coyne, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities.Movie ReviewDjango UnchainedDirected by: Quentin Tarantino. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) as easy as it sounds. The South and the times were a violent place to be and even more so for slaves, so, can love triumph? Quentin Tarantino is a master at presenting some of the most controversial subjects in a new light and he has done so with Django. Throughout the violence and action there is hope and comedy; in addition Tarantino always provides spot-on music for the stories evolving. Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington show how dreams can come true; she is his muse and reason to ght overwhelming odds. Foxx also is surprisingly skilled as the new bounty hunter, a natural with a gun, even when facing the Klan. Christoph Waltz is funny, charming and understanding as the man who frees and trains Django, a stand-out in the world of violence and slavery. Samuel Jackson is also great as the man to hate as a black man doling out punishment to slaves. He is second only to Leonardo DiCaprio, who is the master, not only of the plantation, but masterfully wily, slimy and evil. His faade of civility is a thin blanket to his real nature and played well. Tarantino has provided humor and vast amounts of slick gun- ghts in this story of tortured love and controversy, a time that will never live in infamy. Facing discrimination in St. Augustineawards including The Rowita Award for Recognition of Women in the Arts, The Enterprising Women of Florida Leadership Award and the state writing contest. She is active in St. Augustines civic organizations including the board of Excelsior Museum and Cultural Center as creative designer; Secretary, Fort Mose Historical Society; chair, mentoring program, The Venetian Club of St. Augustine, Inc; member of American Association of University Women, St. Augustine Chapter. She is a member of St. Cyprians Episcopal Church. She enjoys walking on the beach daily with Destiny, a Beagle of 12 years. Come join us with your brown bag lunch for this special program from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on February 14 at the Main Library in St. Augustine. Dessert and co ee will be served. The program is open and free to the public. For more information, please contact FOL president, Toni Siriani (Toni825@hotmail. com), the Main Library at 8276940 or nd us on Facebook by searching: Main Library St. Augustine Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: February 14Full: February 25 Last Quarter: March 4 New: March 11 editor@thecreekline.comYOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!The CreekLine

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Page 28, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com REACH UP. REACH IN. REACH OUT. Service times: Sunday at 10 am Wednesday at 7 pm Cunningham Creek Elementary School REACHJAX.COM like us on Facebook Faith News 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 ElderSource, Inc. and Dignity U Wear are partnering to help keep seniors warm in Northeast Florida. Thanks to funding from the Community Foundation in Jacksonville, winter accessories, socks, slippers and blankets will Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) will offer, for the 11th year, their Fish and Shrimp Fry during Fridays of the Lenten Season. The meals begin on February 15 and conclude on March 22. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A lunch of fried sh, shrimp or a combination of both will be o ered with the trimmings of fries, beans or cole slaw and hush puppies. Dinner will o er the same menu plus a broiled sh prepared Francaise style with rice and cole slaw. Broiled shrimp is available or a combination of both broiled sh and shrimp. Finally, a tempura shrimp dinner is also on the menu. Chicken strips are available for the kids. Drinks and homemade desserts are sold by the OLGC Ladies Guild. The church is located in the World Golf Village area on State Road 16 near International Golf Parkway. All proceeds go ObituaryMyrna J. Fitzgerald, 77, of Switzerland, departed this life on January 13, 2013 of a massive stroke. She was born to Martha O. and Leon P. Horton on January 7, 1936, in Cincinnati Ohio. She leaves behind her loving husband Robert J. of 35 years, their children Timothy T. Fitzgerald of Payson, Arizona, Chandra R. Law of Plant City, Florida, Joseph H Fitzgerald of Wheatley Heights, New York; Grand Children, Alana L. Powers and Derek E. Powers of Plant City, Florida and Amber R. to the continued development of the OLGC church and its ministries. St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church is o ering their parents Morning Out program for the 2012-2013 school year. If your child(ren) are between 12 months and four years old they can be enrolled in our program. The program runs on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The children are taught di erent prayers and bible verses and do this while having lots of fun. The goal of the program is to help develop and increase their Christian beliefs while giving parents a few children-free hours. The sta has been highly trained and many of them belong to St. Francis. Please consider having your little one(s) participate in what we believe is a great program. Please contact the church at 615-2130 for more information.Community collaborations aim to keep seniors warmbe distributed to seniors in need through the ElderSource network, assisted by the Meals on Wheels drivers of Aging True. Low-income seniors in Northeast Florida are often unprepared for cold snaps that hit the First Coast and often do not have discretionary funds to purchase new, warm clothing items. We are honored to serve seniors in our community with the gift of new clothing. Providing warmth during the winter speaks directly to our mission of providing dignity, said Barbara Truncellito, executive director of Dignity U Wear. Now is a critical time for the elderly. Low income seniors often nd themselves unprepared for the cold winter temperatures, as they have put o purchasing the clothing they need for other more pressing purchases, such as rent, food and medication. The help being provided through Dignity U Wear is very timely and much appreciated, added Linda Levin, executive director of ElderSource.Renee Knight and Tia Davis with ElderSource receiving warm clothing for seniors from Dignity U Wear. Fitzgerald of Payson Arizona; and Great grandchild, Tegan D. Powers of Plant City, Florida. She is also survived by her sister Sunny Richards of Caro, Michigan and her brother Larry Horton of Fresno, California. Myrna was a master seamstress and enjoyed crafts of all kinds. She lled her familys and friends homes with loving memories of her creative abilities. She also had a deep a ection for her dog who was never far from her side. In lieu of owers, the family requests donations to the ASPCA, www.aspca.org/donate.Tech Tip Tuesday Tues, Feb. 26 1 PM Bartram Trail Branch LibraryPlease join us for any of these free sessions: 1:45: Sites & Apps Show & Tell Open format discussion of staffs and participants favorite sites and apps. 2:45: Google Drive Drive is the updated version of Google Docs. Come learn about this free word application suite in the cloud. 3:45: Biography Resource Center Between Black History Month and Womens History Month, we know youre looking for some quick biographical information. Learn how to access books and journal articles online for free with your library card. 5:45: Google Drive Drive is the updated version of Google Docs. Come learn about this free word application suite in the cloud. 6:45: Biography Resource Center Between Black History Month and Womens History Month, we know youre looking for some quick biographical information. 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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 29 A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org Mulch DELIVERED FREE to your HOME! $3.00 per bag! Standard 2 Cu Feet Retail Bags (Cypress, Red Cypress or Pine Nuggets)Delivery area includes 32259 zip code to CR 210Choice of two delivery dates: February 16 or March 16 !Order from your Local Scout or ONLINE at: www.julingtoncreekscouts.com PAYPAL AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR PAYMENT! Boy Scout Troop 280 Julington Creek Sponsored by River of Life UMC4th AnnualI LOVE You Very MULCH SALE!BENEFITS LOCAL SCOUTS IN JULINGTON CREEK AND FRUIT COVE Mu l c h DELIVERED FREE to yo ur HO ME! $ 3 .00 per bag! S tan d ar d 2 Cu Feet Retai l Bags ( C yp ress, Re d Cy press or Pine Nu gg e t Delivery area includes 3 2259 zip code to CR 21 0 Cho i ce of two del i very dates: F ebruary 16 or March 16 Order f rom y our Local Scout or ONLINE a www. j ulingtoncreekscouts.com PA YP AL AV AI LA BLE ONL IN E FOR PA YM EN T! I want cremation.$650Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 I am a 59 year old retired business woman, I have Multiple Sclerosis and use a wheelchair. In my mind, completing a bowel prep would be impossible for me. It was the perfect excuse to avoid my primary care doctors gentle urging for the last nine years to have a colonoscopy. When I started having diarrhea frequently and black tarry stools, I relented. In order to prepare for this test you must completely clear your bowels. You can ingest no solid food and can only have broth, Jell-o and clear liquids 24 hours before the test. My brother talked to me about the preparation. He highly recommended the Suprep Bowel Prep Kit and drinking a lot of water since the more water you drink, the quicker you are ushed out. Two hours later the rst part of the preparation was over. I did this twice, once at 3:00 p.m. and once at 9:00 p.m. My brother was right. It was that easy. The next morning I went to the hospital for the colonoscopy. The anesthesia used was Propofol in my IV. I did not have to count. The next thing I remember, I opened my eyes and it was over. The doctor removed several polyps, but there was a large mass he couldnt remove. He showed me pictures of my colon and they were very clear. This biopsy was negative for cancer. He referred me to a surgeon to remove the mass. A few days later, the surgeon attempted polyp removal with a colonoscopy, but he couldnt get it all. He told me that he took a biopsy and I should call the o ce by Friday without fail. I think that he suspected something. It took about 10 days for the results. The doctor said, Ms. Watkins, you have cancer. Make an appointment as soon as possible. Do you have any questions? I was too stunned to ask any questions. The rest was just a blur. My head was spinning! I told my husband rst. He was quiet and very calm. I called my sister second. It was horrible, but for some strange reason I became very calm. I know now it was the Holy Spirit.Colonoscopy or cancer?By Contributing Writer Vicky Duffer WatkinsWhen I met with the surgeon at the o ce he told me, I wasnt able to remove the entire mass with a colonoscopy. The next time I will do it laparoscopically, but I will be prepared to make an incision, if necessary. Then you will be in the hospital for approximately seven days. I have consulted with your neurologist because Im not sure how your MS will withstand the surgery. You will enter the hospital the day before for the preparation. I told him I preferred to do the prep at home and the surgeon understood. He also understood that I did not want a colostomy bag but that he should do whatever it takes to get rid of the cancer. I was cautiously optimistic. My husband and my sister both knew that if I died, I would go to heaven. 2 Corinthians 5:8 says, We are con dent, I say and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. I had this blessed assurance. For the laparoscopy, the anesthesiologist used Propofol. I didnt remember closing my eyes. I remember opening my eyes and they told me it was over and everything went ne. The surgeon told me, I made an incision and removed 8-1/2 inches of your colon and stapled the two pieces back together. We will get the results of this biopsy in a week. We will do another colonoscopy in a couple of days to make sure everything is still in place. The next colonoscopy went great! Recovery was a slow process. I asked for physical and occupational therapy because I had lost all my core body strength. When the surgeon came to my room to discharge me to the rehabilitation hospital, he said, I took biopsies from 19 surrounding lymph nodes where we removed the section of your colon, and you are cancer-free. Ive never seen anything like it. No chemo and no radiation treatments are required. God took care of everything! Family, friends, my church and people from churches around the country that I didnt even know had been praying for me. While in the hospital God gave me so many people to share my testimony with, it was unbelievable! My message to you is this: If you are age 50 or you have problems in the bathroom, have a colonoscopy. In my mind, this could have been avoided if I hadnt been so afraid. You can do it even if you use a wheelchair! St. Johns Reads EventC. Ann Staley Genealogy Workshop Sat., Feb. 23 2 PMBartram Trail Branch Library Not only do black sheep in the family tree add some excitement, they also tend to leave a paper trail. Certied genealogist, C. Ann Staley, will show us how to identify what types of court records might be associated with our ancestral criminal masterminds and where to nd them. This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary. Call 827-6960 for more information. ( 904 ) 826-6880 Whether you need know the market value of your home or need a question answered about residential real estate, O.H.M. Real Estate provides all your real estate needs: Buying Selling Leasing Call today for your professional real estate consultant and customized service. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 31 Give your Valentine a gift she will thank you for every time she takes a shower! Valentines Special Call for a FREE water analysis287-0003www.AllFloridaSoftWater.com C 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. Our equipment provides the same, or better, quality of water that those extremely high priced companies offer, at a mere fraction of the cost.Benets of Soft Water: Improves Water Heater EfciencyReduces 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. CCIT Design Build Dream it Build it 850-445-8100 Cell Phone www.ccitdesignbuild.comCRC1328173 Imprint Properties, LLCTed F. Schmidt Realtor/Property Manager Sherry R. Schmidt Broker/RealtorLocal Family Owned and Operatedwww.ImprintProperties.com Search like a Realtor!Choose Imprint Properties for ALL of your Real Estate and Property Management needs!904-230-1020Scan code to see what is available where you are. Spring is almost here and its time to think about landscaping needs. Nothing looks better than a fresh application of mulch, but getting the quantities of mulch home can take its toll on you and your car. To raise funds for summer camp this year, Boy Scout Troop 280 is sponsoring their fourth annual I Love You Very Mulch sale. The boys organize the sale on their own as they work towards both the salesmanship merit badge and to live the tenet of the scout law that a Scout is Thrifty as they pay their own way to camp. We wanted to combine something that would perform a needed service for the community as well as to provide a means for the boys to earn their way to camp, said Brian Miller, Scoutmaster of Troop 280. We Cleaning up the St. Johns River doesnt just include picking up trash along the shoreline of the river and its tributaries. Protecting our river begins at our homes and businesses and involves preventing trash and pollution from reaching our waterways in the rst place. Stormwater that runs o rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots and streets picks up litter, debris, motor oil, lawn chemicals and pet waste along the way, before entering storm drains and our river and its tributariesuntreated. Fortunately, there are many ways to be river friendly to prevent stormwater, protect our river and enhance our community. River friendly tips: Create a river friendly yard. Use less fertilizer and chemicals and plant native or drought-tolerant plants to reduce runo and help prevent algal blooms and sh kills in the St. Johns. Allow only rain down the drain. Keep gutters and storm drains free of litter, lawn clippings, leaves, fertilizers and chemicals. Storm drains lead directly to the river. Clogged drains can also contribute to problems with ooding. Slow it down. Redirect downspouts to discharge water onto grassy areas, gardens or beds where it can soak into the ground instead of running o of driveways and sidewalks into storm drains. Install a rain barrel. Rain barrels conserve water and help prevent runo that can River-friendly tips and practicesBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeperwash fertilizers and chemicals down storm drains and into our waterways. Avoid toxic chemicals. Chemicals can enter our river or groundwater when they leak, are poured or ushed down the drain or toilet or are discarded into a land ll. In Jacksonville, take household hazardous waste and ewaste to the citys Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2675 Commonwealth Avenue. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 3878847. In St. Johns County, visit http://www.co.st-johns. .us/solidwaste/TransferStations.aspx. Scoop the poop. Our pets waste can wash into waterways and contribute to the fecal bacteria pollution problem in our creeks. Maintain vehicles. Leaking uids can wash into our waterways. Keep your vehicles running e ciently to reduce air pollution and prevent leaks. Use water wisely. Install low- ow xtures in our houses or businesses, x leaks and water lawns and plants only when needed. Plant a tree. Trees reduce stormwater runo by capturing and storing rainfall, improve air quality, reduce heating and cooling costs, provide wildlife habitat, increase property values and beautify the neighborhood. Learn more River Friendly tips by visiting www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/river-friendly.Keep our community beautifulwhile supporting Julington Creek Scouts think people see the great value and convenience in the sale. We are a local troop and money you spend to spruce up the community bene ts youth who live here in the community. The mulch is packaged in two cubic foot bags, the same available at retail and is priced at $3. Mulch is being o ered in cypress, red cypress and medium pine bark nuggets with delivery included. Troop 280 is also taking orders over the internet with the option of payment online via PayPal. Ordering is done via a secure link at the troop website at www. julingtoncreekscouts.com. To o set costs of using PayPal, there is a $1 service fee for any order placed online. The boys have scheduled deliveries on February 16 and March 16. Orders should be placed by February 1 and March 1, respectively. The delivery area is throughout the Julington Creek Plantation, south to Greenbriar Road, north to Julington Creek, west to the St. Johns River and east along the County Road 210 corridor to St. Johns Golf and Country Club. If you are interested in supporting our area scouts, please check out our website at www. julingtoncreekscouts.com. For any questions, you may contact Charles Lee at 657-1657. Boy Scout Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek. The troop was founded in 2009 and is sponsored by River of Life United Methodist Church on Race Track Road. It has grown from an original group of ve scouts to well over 50 presently. The Scoutmaster is Brian Miller. For the third consecutive year, Baptist Medical Center South has earned the Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. In each of the three years beginning in 2010, Baptist South has achieved an adherence rate of at least 85 percent with the required performance measures. Baptist South, a designated stroke center, has also earned more than 75 percent compliance with six of the programs 10 quality measures. Our team focuses on providing the best and timeliest care to patients with stroke symptoms, and it is gratifying to see their e orts validated again, said Baptist Medical Hospital earns award for stroke programCenter South Hospital President Ron Robinson. In addition to the Get with the Guidelines Stroke award, Baptist South has also been named to the associations Target: Stroke Honor Roll for improving stroke care. Patients experiencing a stroke need to start receiving clot-busting treatments within four hours of the onset of symptoms, said Tammy Daniel, assistant administrator of nursing, Baptist Medical Center South. Florida law requires Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to transport patients presenting with acute stroke symptoms to designated stroke centers. An important facet of Baptists Primary Stroke Centers is their focus on community education and prevention of this potentially debilitating disease. One important focus of this e ort is educating the public about the warning signs of stroke and encouraging them to seek help by immediately calling 911. Do you know the warning signs of stroke? Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden severe headache with no known causePet Center cont. from pg. 1 In addition to the SJC Pet Center are the o cers of Animal Control, who respond to various concerns from setting cat traps and looking for stray dogs and cats, to checking on the welfare of animals in our community. The St. Johns County Division of Animal Control operates under County Ordinance 2012-34. This ordinance creates the St. Johns County Leash and Dangerous Law for dogs and cats. The Leash and Dangerous Law Ordinance was established with everyones safety in mind. In 2012 the leash law, dangerous dog ordinance and noise ordinance were combined into one uni- ed animal code, thus providing for a uniform document that provides clearer de nitions on animal owner responsibilities. It serves as a tool for uniform enforcement by law enforcement, code enforcement and animal control. By keeping your pet on a leash, you protect your pet from tra c if it should dart away. You also safeguard your pet from injury from passersby who may have felt your pet intended them harm. This is our rst tip to you as you contemplate visiting the St. Johns County Pet Center to add a furry friend to the familyalways keep your pet on a leash when outside your home. For additional information about the St. Johns County Pet Center, including a link to the new St. John County Leash and Dangerous Law, please visit www.co.st-johns. .us/AnimalControl. The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information on advertising, call Linda Gay 904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 32, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com For Appointment Call904-230-0080 NEW LOCATION! 485 State Road 13Suite 3 (Next to Burger King) Dr. Thomas Lahmannwww.julingtoncreekchiro.com Is Back or Neck Pain Impacting Your Life? Dr. Thomas Lahmann Chiropractic PhysicianHumana Beech Street A Proud Participating Provider for Aetna and Blue Cross / Blue Shield United Insurance Plans Accepts All Auto Insurance Julington Creek Chiropractic & Wellness Center P.A.SpineMedTM Spinal Disc DecompressionA Safe and Pain-Free Procedure Designed for Back & Neck pain Non-Surgical, Drug Free Procedures for: TREE FARM & NURSERY And in Switzerland! FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com Cypress Mulch ~ 2 cubic ft. bag for $2.00EXP: FEB 2013 Meets, games and matches continue at Bartram Trail as another season of sports begins. Spring athletics include track and eld, boys weight lifting, lacrosse, softball, baseball and tennis. With tryouts over and the construction of team building and hard work at hand, athletes are ready for the competition that this year will bring. As the rst girls tennis team at Bartram to win the district championship last year and their number one doubles team making it to states, the girls are eager to achieve even greater goals this season. There are a lot of new and younger players on the team this year that will have to step up to the challenge of playing at such a competitive high school level. I feel like we have a talented team and that we are capable of reaching our goal of not only returning to the district championship, but continuing on to win states, said Katelyn Hyatt. With six years of tennis experience and as a third year varsity player, Hyatt, a junior at Bartram Trail, is excited to get back on the courts with her teammates. One, two, three strikes youre out is the chant the Bears softball team will be yelling to their opponents this season. Making it to regionals last year, the girls have set the With the new year beginning, a new semester brings new sports to Nease. Track and eld, lacrosse, tennis, baseball, softball and boys weightlifting are all ready to begin their new seasons. Some sports have started conditioning to get ready for their season starting, while lacrosse, tennis and track and eld have their rst match ups soon. As the boys basketball season comes to an end it was a fairly good season, with the teams record of 10-8. However, the team lost four varsity players for di erent reasons, but then received three more to make up for the loss. The boys and girls tennis teams have a new coach who is preparing them for the season that lies ahead. Twenty players for both varsity and junior varsity make up the team (10 girls and 10 boys) and the ghting spirit is strong for this year. For track and eld, all the The St. Johns 4-H Youth Development Program is hosting a 4-H Youth Expo on Saturday, March 9 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton, Florida o State Road 207. This event is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This exciting event will feature presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities that will be interesting, informative and fun for youth and adults alike. 4-H Clubs and community organizations such as the Division of Forestry, GTMNERR and the Florida Agriculture Museum will host a variety of hands on learning stations. Free bike helmets (while supplies last) will be tted and given out to youth attendees through the e orts of St. Johns County 4-H volunteers and the Florida Traf- c and Bicycle Safety Education Program. The event will also include 4-H contests and exhibits. The 4-H contests are for enrolled 4-H youth and pre-registration is required. 4-H contests include BTHS Sports RoundupBy Contributing Writer Megan Grant, BTHS Studenthigh goal of going to states this season. Their motto is to be the best they can be and give it their all at every game and chance to win they have. Taylor Aguayo, a varsity player since her freshman year, says, Between returning players and new players, everybody can contribute in some way to make our team better and stronger. If we work hard and most importantly work together, we can accomplish anything. Home runs and double hitters are taking place on the baseball elds at Bartram Trail with games just starting and all those practices in fall ball nally paying o While six seniors graduated last year from the team, this years group is made up of mostly juniors that are ready to ll the big shoes that need to be lled. Like all the sports at Bartram, these athletes shoot for the stars with the goal of making it to states as well. One of the Bears starting pitchers, Dalton Whitaker, also a junior who has been playing baseball all his life, tells the goals of the team for the season, The goal we want to achieve is to beat Creekside and Clay, especially since we lost to Clay last year in playo s. Games have just begun and Justin Smith, a junior on varsity, talks about his teams build: Our team has potential and we are the underdogs this year in the district. If we come together like we are capable, then we can make a solid run. Pitching is out strength and with everyday of practice, we continually improve. Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentdi erent events always make it a very fun sport to watch and this year, some graduating seniors have their last season for high school. In particular, Mary Ski and Ceolamar Ways, two outstanding athletes who will be graduating this year, hope that this will be their best season yet. And with Dean Blue as the usual coach, the team is sure to have an impressive season. Boys and girls lacrosse will have their tryouts soon and from then, its all the games. The Nease teams are superb and with a new coach for the girls, a new season is de nitely a chance to improve teamwork, skills and the chance to beat rival schools. This new sports season will bring challenges, victories, fun and proof that dedicated athletes can do what they set their minds to. Come out and support our athletes; theyre sure to put up a great ght, no matter what their sport is! 4-H announces Youth Expo Consumer Choice Judging, Horticulture Identi cation/Judging and Marine Ecology Experience. 4-H arts/crafts, photos, posters and pea plants will be on exhibit as well as a variety of farm animals. Food will be available for purchase on site throughout the day. To be an event sponsor, please contact Geralyn Sachs, 4-H Extension Agent at the St. Johns County 4-H O ce by calling 209-0430 or email gsachs@scj .us. Join your neighbors and friends to attend this do-notmiss event. For more information about the program and directions, please visit http:// stjohns.ifas.u .edu or call the St. Johns 4-H o ce at 209-0430. 4-H and all programs and related activities sponsored for or assisted by St. Johns County/ University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are open to all persons with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or a liations. 4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. As one of our nations oldest, yet most current organizations, 4-H is reaching millions of young people with positive youth development opportunities. Dont be confused!Get in the Newspaper that Everyone Reads!Call Linda Gay at The CreekLine today to advertise your business886-4919sales@thecreekline.com emergency shelter to abused women and their minor children temporary shelter for rape victims in danger after the crime individual and group counseling case management, civil legal representation and court advocacy24 hour crisis hotline: (904) 824-1555 Betty Grif n House of St. Johns County Provides: 886-4919Advertising inThe CreekLine The CreekLineWorks!

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www.thecreekline.com February 2013 The CreekLine, Page 33 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 CREEKS FOOTBALL LEAGUERegister today for the 2013 Pop Warner season!In person: March 9, 16, and April 13 4 RT Publishing, Inc. introduces MEDIA 4 TODAY, our in-house ad agency providing your business with new and exciting ways to promote your business! Marketing Services: 4MEDIATODAY a division of RT Publishing, Inc.For more information, please contact Rebecca Taus: (904) 886-4919 or rt@media4today.com. 12443 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223The best way of enticing potential customers to your business is name recognition. Consistency in the style of advertising across various platforms enhances name recognition. Media 4 Today will design your ad, website, brochure, etc. with a consistent style your businesss unique style. For anyone who loves to sh this an exciting time of year. With spring almost here its time to start getting all your gear in order, beginning with your rods and reels. You can clean and lubricate reels, replace broken guides and tips on rods At the opening ceremonies for the Field of Dreams, Buddy Joe Davidson was memorialized with the dedication of a tree planted next to the rst base dugout. In addition the entire season at the Field of Dreams will be dedicated to Joe Garrett Davidson. Around the eld on the fences and on every players uniform are placed hearts with the letters JD in Buddy Joe memorialized at the Field of DreamsBy Karl Kennell Joe Davidsons family in front of the tree planted in his memory at the Field of Dreams.the middle. On August 5, 2012 Joe Garrett Davidson, a 2011 graduate of Bartram Trail High School and its baseball team, lost his life after a tragic car accident. Davidson was just 19 when he died. Davidson showed his devotion to others by volunteering his time and talents to help disabled children, those less fortunate than he, play baseball in the Field of Dreams baseball league. His loving heart, infectious smile and enthusiasm for life were contagious as he helped those children play a sport he so loved. The players of Field of Dreams will miss their Buddy Joe and will keep his memory with them today and always.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkaand swap out old line for new. If you own a boat, now is a great time to start getting all your pre-season maintenance out of the way. Checking and charging batteries is a must to avoid getting stranded on the water or stuck at the dock. Having your engine serviced yearly is an easy way to help limit the chance of breakdowns. Fuel systems, ignition systems, lubricants and cooling systems should all be looked at annually. If you havent already added a fuel stabilizer to your fuel tank, now is the time to do it. Boat trailers are often overlooked when preparing for another season, but shouldnt be. A trailer that is not functioning properly could easily ruin your day before it ever gets started. Just like the rest of your equipment your trailer should be inspected and maintained annually. Lights, wiring, bearings, brakes and axles should all have a good looking over and be repaired or replaced as needed. With many months of shing ahead having dependable, proper, and working equipment is a must. Being able to depend on all these di erent items could be the di erence between losing or catching a really nice sh, to su ering a costly breakdown rather than a nice day on the water. Preparation is often the key to a successful outing and now is a great time of year to start preparing. Fishing Report: Cat sh in channels of creek mouths. Cut bait, dead shrimp or chicken livers should all produce a bite. A slow troll o the end of docks from Goodbys Creek to downtown Jax. should produce sea trout as days begin to warm and spring advances. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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Page 34, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.License #CH8793 Look Good! Feel Great!904 288 Across From Sonnys BBQ Dr. Bill Foland Gift Certificates Available February Sweetheart Specials $39 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans CompOver 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com! As we head into the new 2013 year, our winter Knights pass on their shining armor over to our spring sportsman. All of the spring sports have been eagerly preparing for the season ahead of them, as most have begun training earlier in December. Our winter sports all wrapped up their seasons with quite a bang. The varsity girls soccer team went on to double over time with Bartram girls in their district game. Even with the loss they fought a tough battle all the way through and kept the score tight. The junior varsity girls soccer is not to be forgotten, as they came out with an incredible record of 11-2. In addition to the girls soccer teams, both the boys soccer teams had awesome seasons, with JV losing only one game and varsity holding a 13-4 record. Way to kick it soccer! The past few weeks have been try-out weeks for most of the spring sports. The varsity baseball team is getting ready to hit a home run season this year as they face Bishop Snyder on February 15 and Bartram Trail on February 21. The JV baseball Congratulations to the Creeks Clash U12 Boys White team who won the championship in Flotilla 14-7 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will continue its Vessel Safety Check (VSC) program providing complimentary Vessel Safety Checks at the Vilano Boat Ramp on the second Sunday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Safety Check is conducted by members of the Auxiliary, con rming that your boat meets both federal and state safety requirements. No citations are issued for discrepancies and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency. If the vessel has passed the examination, a decal is awarded. Some of the items checked CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentteam will be starting right o the bat challenging the Bartram baseball team at their rst game. They will also face the rivaling Ponte Vedra Sharks on February 19. Both the boys and girls lacrosse teams are anxious as ever for their season to start, as they have been preparing for the season all year round with pre-season games and tournaments. They have been working very hard during their preseason this year to bring out the ercest lacrosse team yet. The varsity girls lacrosse team plays at home on the February 23 against Lyman High School. Come out and get the girls red up as the game starts at 2:30 p.m.! The boys varsity lacrosse team set up to play Episcopal on February 19 and Vero Beach on February 25. Both teams are well prepared to charge at full force and bring out wins this season. The girls and boys track and eld teams will be having their rst meet on February 23 at Mandarin for the North Florida Invite at 9:30 a.m. All of the runners have been conditioning since before Winter Break and are all very excited to start showing o just how fast they can charge ahead of all the other runners. This year Creekside will also be hosting a CHS select mini meet on February 28 at 5:00 p.m. Come out and support all the runners, jumpers and throwers as they love to have support and enthusiasm. With the coming of yet another line of Knights, we head into the battles head on and always come out as one. Lets keep it up, Creekside! Lets knock the last season of this school year out of the park! We can only go higher!Timing is everythingSilver Division at Ormond Beach Invitational Tournament in January. In a weekend of great soccer, the team peaked on Sunday morning in their nal regulation game with a 4-0 victory (over a team that had defeated them twice in the past) to qualify for the championship match up. Their opponent in the nal game was a team that defeated them just the day before in a challenging and physical game. But Sunday afternoon, the Clash stepped up again with quality passing and teamwork in a tough but fair match against a team from Ormond Beach to win the championship in the U12 Boys Silver Division. The boys dedicated the victory to teammate Tony Solis (not pictured), who suffered a broken foot in a game on Saturday. Pictured are Cameron Arreche, John Vaughan, Hunter Crist, Jack McNamee, Chip Martin, Jacob Van Petten, Caleb Conlan, Chase Pucci, Evan Walker, Trey Pennington, Herbie Steigelman, Paxton Threatt and Coach Nizam Emamdie. Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldnt your ad be included?287-49132013 Vessel Safety Check schedule announcedBy Contributing Writer Robert A. Schultz, Public Affairs Of cer, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-07include personal otation devices (life jackets), registration and vessel numbering, navigation lights, ventilation, re extinguishers, distress signals, battery cover and connections. All of these items are required by state and federal laws and, if missing, non-operating, or in poor repair, can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by the United States Coast Guard or other law enforcement agency. The Coast Guard Auxiliarys VSC o ers a risk-free way to ensure that your vessel meets the minimum legal requirements. Upon completion of the Vessel Safety Check cont. on next pg. The Garden Club of Switzerland met recently at the Bartram Trail Library. The guest speaker was Master Bee Keeper Don Peppers, owner of The Queen Bee Company, who spoke to us about bees and honey. His talk was inspiring and he and his wife Joanne brought some of their fresh local honey for sampling. The next meeting promises to be as exciting and informative. It will be held on Thursday, February 14, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Trout Creek Park in Orangedale. The speaker will be Bill Hamilton, owner of Southern Horticulture in St. Augustine. His topic will be Good Plants for Your Garden. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 287-9772

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Please send resume to banf_ag@ yahoo.com. Join the Baptist South circle of care. Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. Seeking Licensed Massage Therapist @ A New U Massage(MM12329) Mandarin furnished massage room available NOW. Room rent is $375+ 7% tax ($401.25) a month. Rent can split w/other LMT. Phone: 904-288-0064. Hood Cleaning Technician This is a part-time position starting at $10.75/Hour. Work hours during the night or early morning hours when restaurants are closed. Power washing of kitchen exhaust systems including hoods, duct work, lters and exhaust fans. Please respond to this ad with cover letter and resume to jeff.sowell@ hoodz.us.com Insurance Sales Producer Growing Allstate Agency needs a sales person. A 440 insurance license is a plus. People skills, sales experience and a positive attitude are required. Please fax resume to 904-538-9445 or email: johncrowell@ allstate.com Panache in Julington Creek is interviewing experienced & talented Stylists to join our team. Do you enjoy working in a professional, clean & successful environment? Apply at www.getpanache. com or stop in 2758 Racetrack Road #403. HELP WANTED! If you like music (and other arts) and would like to volunteer to support a non-pro t organization bringing music to the community, please call 374 8639 Full Time Dental Assistant with High Tech Dental of ce Looking for an experienced dental assistant dedicated to exceptional patient care with advanced skills in crown & bridge. Duties include but are not limited to Temporary Fabrication, Digital X-rays, Digital Charting, Experience is a must. Please fax resumes to : 904-287-4073. 32 hours per week, Monday -Thursday, 8-12 and 2-6. Church Nursery Worker Needed at River of Life UMC in Julington Creek area. Hours are every Sunday 9:15am to 12:15pm. References required. 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Part-Time Sales Associate Wild Birds Unlimited at Julington Creek is looking fora mature, dedicated person to be part of our sales team. 8-24 hours per week, includes weekend work. Great work environment, no evening hours. Apply at the store or email us your send resume. WBUjacksonville@yahoo.com WANTED MANAGER of ROOF REPAIR DIVISION. Experience in roof repairs and sales required. Position entails selling and doing repairs. Drug Free Work Place. OSHA Compliant. Must have own tools. Call (904) 465-2183 RECEPTIONIST Location: CR210 Of ce (St. Johns) Job Description: Greets patients as they arrive for scheduled appointments; Veri es demographic and insurance information for new and established patients; Schedules patient appointments, tests and referrals. Ensures all patient paperwork is complete before patient is seen in clinic. Quali cations: High school diploma/ College education preferred Minimum of two years experience in medical of ce. Required Skills: Must have a team player attitude, energetic, with a focus on excellent customer service. Ability to communicate effectively to patients and associates. To apply for an open position, please email your rsum and cover letter to humanresources@oastaug.com or fax at 904.209.1035 Bartram Trail Veterinary Hospital seeking receptionist for FT/PT position. High-school degree required, competence in the English language, patience, and pleasant manner a must. Experience preferred, but not required. Skills include strong organizational ability, excellent telephone and in-person communication skills, basic computer and of ce equipment skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, greeting clients; differentiating routine cases from emergency cases; scheduling appointments; entering client, patient, and nancial data into the computer; generating invoices and explaining them to clients; processing payments; and managing the retrieval and storage of medical records. Bene ts after 90-day probationary period include pet care, paid holidays, personal time-off and uniforms. If interested, pick up an application at Bartram Trail Veterinary Hospital 6751 State Road 16, St. Augustine FL or visit our website BartramTrailVets.com and download an application from on-line forms and fax with resume to 904-940-0399 or email to angelaidlaw@BartramTrailVets. Hickory Creek Elementary School 1st Annual Multi-Family Garage Sale, 235 Hickory Creek Trail, Saturday, 2/23/13, 7:30am-11am JOB Finder Looking for a job in NW St.Johns County? Heres where you can nd one close to home. CLASSIFIED ADS! 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Also, please visit Flotilla 14-7s website at a0701407. wow.uscgaux.info.Vessel Safety Check cont. from previous pageNew-home sales in Nocatee, North Floridas fastest-growing master-planned community, exceeded 500 in 2012a 62 percent increase over 2011 and nearly three times more than 2010. In all, homebuilders in Nocatee sold 508 new homes in 2012. More than 1,400 families now call Nocatee home. The pace of new-home construction this year surpassed our expectations, said Rick Ray, Managing Partner of The PARC Group, Nocatees master developer. With four new neighborhoods already in progress, we expect new home sales to be even higher in 2013. The new neighborhoods include two within the Town Center, with homes in walking distance to the Town Centers Nocatee has recordbreaking yearshops and other amenities. The Enclave at Town Center includes contemporary and energy-e cient homes and Lakeside features coastal-style homes on the Town Centers lakefront. Other neighborhoods opening in 2013 include Greenleaf Preserve, a small gated community next to Greenleaf Village and Brookwood, a community with single-family homes o Valley Ridge Boulevard. In September, Nocatee was ranked the nations 11th fastest-growing master-planned community by Metrostudy in its mid-year lot-by-lot housing survey. The study also ranked Nocatee the number-one fastest-growing community in North Florida.

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Page 36, The CreekLine February 2013 www.thecreekline.com 287-7800Locally Owned & Operated Since 19891771 SR 13 N. Fruit Cove, FL3.5 Miles South of Julington Creek Bridge www.mrbestwrench.com Behind Regions/McDonalds www.mrbestwrench.com Bartram Trail Relay for Life May 4, 2013 at noon Bartram Trail High School Register as a team and/or support us at upcoming fundraising opportunities.Feb.18 -19 Ruby Tuesday @ Avenues Mall Must present yer located on our website at: www.bartramrelay.com Feb. 23 CarBux Carwash 10am-3:30pm San Jose Blvd, next to Kan-Ki Steakhouse Mar. 9 Relay for Life Event-wide Rummage Sale 9am-1pm Walgreens Parking Lot, corner of SR13 and Racetrack Rd. Mar. 23 Texas Hold Em at Best Bet of Jacksonville, Regency for $50 pre-sale buy or $60 at door; there will be a $20 re-buy for the 1st hour Chance drawing for a 81x99 Quilt: $5 per ticket Apr. 9 Zaxbys 5pm-8pm corner of San Jose Blvd. and Marbon Rd.Contact Becky Kimball at greglbeckyl@bellsouth.net or go to our website www.bartramrelay.com for additional information. Having lost both of my parents to cancer, Relay has given me an active way to heal while providing a positive opportunity to help make sure fewer people lose their loved ones to cancer. Who knows one day the life I help save may be mine!! Marianne Quigg Bartram Trail Relay for Life Event ChairHelp us celebrate MORE birthdays! Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm St. Johns River Farmers Market~In beautiful Alpine Groves Park ~2060 SR 13, Switzerland, FL 32259 ~info: St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarket@gmail.com www.facebook.com/St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarketVendor Info: 904-347-8900Local produce, baked goods, cheese, delicacies, art, crafts, kids activities, live music & more! On Saturday, March 2, plan to attend the Garden Blitz, an intensive day of gardening instruction at the St. Johns County Extension O ce, located at 3125 Agriculture Center Drive in St. Augustine. The class schedule is as follows: 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.: Registration 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.: Citrus culture (general session) 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.: Colorful Landscapes or Native Pollinators (concurrent sessions; pick one) 11:00 a.m. 12:00 noon: Utilizing Vegetables or Herbs Just as we pick and choose our owering plants to suit their location, so should we plan our tree planting. We only have to look up at power lines, which are so often threatened by enveloping branches of older trees, to see why. And unfortunately people are still guilty of planting new trees which have the potential to reach 40, 50 feet or more at maturity in similar situations. It clearly is more complicated than simply assessing the soil and light where we would like to plant a tree. How will it a ect our neighbor? That red mulberry will surely deliver some beautiful fruit for the birds, but if it ultimately overhangs our neighbors driveway, then they will have to deal with the messy fruit too. So for a tree to be an asset to all concerned and that surely includes our neighbors, it needs to be in the right place. Thats not to say there is no tree suited to the place where you would have loved to plant a mulberry. If it is birds you desire, why not try a more upright holly, such as East Palatka or a narrow cultivar of the yaupon holly? Keeping the branches well on Mark your calendar for Garden Blitz(concurrent) 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.: Lunch 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.: Vegetable Gardening or Composting (concurrent) 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.: Lawn Care (general session) To attend this event you must register by calling 2090430. Registration fee is $5 for a single class or $10 for two or more. Refreshments and handouts are included. Lunch is on your own or you can pre-register for a prepared lunch that will include Florida native items in each dish. This lunch will cost an additional $7.GardeningRight tree right placeBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASyour side of the property line and away from that driveway, will eliminate the nuisance and your neighbor can enjoy the sight of the birds and cheerful winter berries too. The guidelines for planting a tree successfully have changed over the years. We know now that the planting hole should be at least twice as wide as the root ball. If the tree is root bound, circling roots should be cut o all round the root ball, e ectively reducing the diameter, not just sliced vertically in three or four places. None should be going round. The hole should be slightly shallow, to allow for settling. To judge where the soil line should be, look for the root are where the rst root starts to spread out from the trunk. Aim to get the top of this root slightly higher than the soil. Dont be fooled by the soil line in the container; the tree will have been repotted in the nursery and it may already be too deep. Water in the tree while adding back only the native soil no amendments or fertilizer and make a berm of mulch at the edge of the root ball, mulching around this and not over the roots. Water within the berm, slowly and deeply, and water well in the months that follow. To determine what your tree needs, see table 3 in http://edis. ifas.u .edu/ep113 Containerized trees can do well planted year round, but establish more easily when planted in the fall or winter, before the dry season April to June, Large trees take many months to establish. Smaller trees can make more growth in the rst few years, just about catching up with their older counterparts. They make economic sense. For timely tips: http://duval. ifas.u .edu/documents/nleafJanuaryFebruary13.pdf Your ad could be in the next issue! Call Linda Gay today! 287-4913LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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Starting at $69/month W.A.C The Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics (JCLA) swim team began 2013 with a road trip to the Aiken-Augusta Winter Invitational swim meet in Augusta, Georgia. Forty-nine Loggerhead swimmers traveled to Augusta on Friday, January 18. After a long ve hour ride, the Loggerheads enthusiastically hopped o the bus and dove right into the Augusta Aquatics Center pool for warm-ups. Over the course of the three day meet, Loggerhead swimmers would nish in the top ve 111 times in the event nals. JCLA athletes achieved 19 rst place nishes, 24 second place, 24 third place, 25 fourth place and 19 fth place nishes. What a great start to the New Year! Loggerhead relay teams swam to victory six times in Augusta. Loggerhead 11-12 girls, Abbey Ellis, Megan Arnold, Summer Stan eld and Aubrey Miller, won both the 200 yard free and 200 yard medley relays. JCLA 13-14 boys, Owen Wheeler, Ethan Chestang, Ben Aufdenberg and Carter Strickland, also swept their relays, winning both the 200 free and 200 medley events. The 13-14 year old girls, Lauren Johnson, Rhiannon ODonohoe, Kendall Henley and Eleanor Pollitt, brought in a rst place Loggerhead nish in the 200 free relay and 15-and-over boys Brendan Johnson, Ren Art, Tan-The Creeks U 12 Boys Premier Blue team recently won the Savannah Boys Rule Tournament held on the weekend of January 26 27, 2013. The team was led by captains Nick Binghi and River Guthrie and coached by Nelson Quintanilla. Jackson Brennan, who was on injured reserve, helped the coach with warm ups and supported the team throughout the tournament. In Game 1, Creeks played JFC (Jacksonville FC). The Creeks team came out with a strong rst half moving ahead of JFC by the score of 3 0. The o ense had a great showing with the play of Nick Binghi, Brandon Marchand, Jimmy Dwyer, Zack Hiler and River Guthrie. In the second half, JFC came back with two goals. Creeks held onto the victory with some solid defense with the nal score at 3 2. In Game 2, Creeks played the OCSA Coastal Crew Blue team. There was a strong showing of both o ense and defense on the eld by the Creeks team. Goalie Matt Morgan was credited with a shutout. Morgan celebrated the victory and his birthday with the team at the soccer complex. Along with Morgan, there was great defensive play by J.J. Alligood, Jack Leonard and Matthew Wolf. There was also some great play and passing combinations by Oscar Aguilar and Davis White. Loggerheads rock the pool in AugustaBy Contributing Writer Lorraine Herrerosner Rogalski and John Brennock won their 200 free relay as well. Top Loggerhead individual nishers in Augusta included rst place winners Megan Arnold, Abbey Ellis, Ethan Chestang, Dani Gordon, Eleanor Pollitt, Adrian Oake and Jane Wadhams. Second place winners were Ben Aufdenberg, Summer Stan eld, John Brennock and Tatiana Brown. Loggerheads who achieved third place were Carter Strickland, Robbie Rait, Rhiannon ODonohoe, Aubrey Miller, John Ryan and Owen Wheeler. Fourth place winners were Michael Morton, Lauren Johnson and Julianna Pettinger. Loggerheads who obtained a fth place nish were Hadley Browder and Ben Koros. A key ingredient to Loggerhead success in Augusta was the fabulous support all JCLA swimmers receive throughout the year from their teammates, parents and coaches. Way to go Loggerheads! JCLA Loggerhead Aquatics is a year round USA Swimming team which is based at the Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center. Head coach, Mark Corley, is the team director. The rest of the dedicated coaching sta consists of assistant head coach Jennifer Ferguson, head age group coach John Hulvey and Eric Jacob and Barrett Mark, assistant coaches. For more information about the team and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.Loggerheadaquatics.com.Creeks U 12 Boys Premier Blue team goes undefeated in tournamentBy Contributing Writer David Wolf, Team Manager, U12 Boys Premier BlueThe nal score of this game was 7 0. The team then moved onto the playo bracket as the number 1 seed in a match against CSA Mundial Select. In the semi- nals, Creeks fell behind at half time by the score of 1 0. In the second half, the team came back with some faster play and teamwork. By combining passes and better possessing the ball, the team scored three goals in the second half to seal the victory with the nal score of 3 1. In the championship game, the game was a re-match John Mason, Nick Binghi, Zack Hiler, Oscar Aguilar, Matthew Wolf, Davis White, J.J. Alligood, Jack Leonard, Brandon Marchand, Jackson Brennan, Matt Morgan, River Guthrie, Jimmy Dwyer and Coach Nelson Quintanilla against JFC. It was a tough battle between the teams. The game went scoreless during regulation play and then moved on to overtime. The game was also scoreless in the rst 10 minute overtime. In the second 10 minute overtime, John Mason showed some great o ense and control of the ball. Mason and Nick Binghi combined on passes and then got the ball to Brandon Marchand who put the ball into the net. The nal score of the championship game was 1 0. Brandon Marchand (forward) and Matt Morgan (goalie) were named tournament MVPs by Coach Nelson Quintanilla. The team won with hard work, hustle, smart play and sportsmanship on and o the eld. Congratulations to the Creeks U 12 Boys Premier Blue team on the victories and championship. Reach 24,000 potential customers!Advertise in The CreekLine!sales@thecreekline.com

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This is where the St. Johns County Pet Center comes in. On any given day the SJC Pet Center has as many as 200 animals in its care. Though most are cuddly cats and furryŽ friendly dogs, the center has also been home for potbellied pigs, goats, snakes, rats, baby opossum, various birds, ferrets and rabbits. CurWhat a coup the folks working on both the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Celebration and the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida by Juan Ponce de Leon committees have achieved! Hats o to them„they have landed the initial showing of a Picasso exhibit that has never left its home land. The collection showcases 39 art pieces from the Fundacion Picasso, Museo Casa Natal of Malaga, Spain. Picasso Art and Arena is an exhibit of graphic art, illustrated books and ceramics by the Spanish master, Pablo Ruiz Picasso. It is so awesome that this exhibit is just steps from our neighborhood. The collection includes original pieces created by the genial artist between 1929 and 1961. These famous pieces were produced in di erent styles, techniques and mediums. This impressive collection will be on display at the St. Augustine Visitor Center until May 11. The exhibition is open from 9:00 It was a chilling early Saturday morning on February 2 at the Field of Dreams; however, that did not put a chill on the enthusiasm of seasoned veteran player six-year-old Ellen Allala as she waited for the baseball games to start. The second her mom got her out of the car dressed in her uniform, she made sure she got busy saying good morning to all. The bleachers started to “ ll, the concessions were put out and the coaches gathered their teams. This was the beginning of an experience that takes on a very special meaning at the Field of Dreams. The Field of Dreams at Ab-Furry friends await you at the St. Johns County Pet CenterBy Karl KennellExhibit in St. AugustinePicasso is in town!By Donna Keathley 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. One of the many animals searching for a foreverŽ home waits for you at the St. Johns County Pet Center.rently they have a parrot and a dove. The Pet Center, located at 130 North Stratton Road in St. Augustine, is the only open admission shelter in St. Johns County, which means they do not turn away any animals whose owners reside in St. Johns County. This doesnt mean that they only take animals in. Their mission primarily is to “ nd new families for these unwanted furry friends. With a wide variety of cats and dogs looking for a loving home, it is the place to begin your search for a new friend. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on Sunday and Monday to the public, the Pet Center welcomes residents to bring the family and your current furryŽ family members to interact with the centers residents. This way when you “ nd a potential addition to the family, you can ensure a good “ t. Even though they have an excellent sta that feeds, waters, cleans and medicates the animals in their care, they always welcome volunteers. Currently they have 130 volunteers who serve in various capacities such as walking dogs, sitting and socializing with cats and kittens, passing out treats and bathing animals. If you “ nd yourself interested in helping, you can call o cer coordinator Brian Pinkerton at 209-6190 to o er your assistance. The Pet Center is always in need of towels and washcloths, pet treats for the dogs and cat toys. However, Division Chief Paul Studivant said, Our main need is more adoptive parents with forever homes for the pets currently available at the center.Ž The Pet Center also reaches out to and works with over 50 rescue groups, including local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the St. Johns County School District to give tours of the Pet Center to help educate the kids on proper pet ownership, care and safety. a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The St. Augustine Visitors Center has undergone extensive re-modeling to house the multimedia pieces of art. It really services this show beautifully, giving one 360-degree views of the ceramics and the illustrated pieces as they stand in the middle of the ” oor. As you enter the display Play ball! At Field of Dreams its mysticalBy Karl Kennell Opening day of the Field of Dreamserdeen Park is a special place if not mystical. It is a specially designed turf baseball “ eld which allows mentally or physically disabled children in St. Johns to play baseball„an opportunity to play on a team, wear a uniform and most importantly hear the cheers of the crowd. And what child does not want the opportunity to play Americas favorite sport? That day was not only special for the kids getting to play, because they were not the only competitors. As BuddiesŽ for the day were the players of both Bartram Trail High School and Creekside High School baseball teams. Theres nothing like a little neighborhood rivalry to add excitement to a game. BuddiesŽ are volunteers who are teamed up with each player. After the players, along with their buddies, lined up along the “ rst and third base lines, the national anthem was sung Field of Dreams cont. on pg. 20 Coming th i s Spring! O u r H o m e Our Home I m p r o v e m e n t G u i d e Improvement Guide! 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Page 4, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioner’s DeskBy 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 1637 Race Track Road, Suite 122, Saint Johns, Florida CapelliSalonJax.com YOUR LIFE Styled Wash, blow, style and go!2 for $50; regularly $30 eachSpecial Morning Blow Out Hours … Weekdays 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Welcome Capellis newest stylist Jennifer Evans Save 25% off your “rst appointment with Jennifer! Renee Renee I hope this “ nds you well and sticking to your New Years resolutions! St. Johns County continues their focus on our local economy with our new board in 2013. The St. Johns County Chamber kicked of the New Year with a breakfast featuring Mark Vitner, senior economist for Wells Fargo and four of our county commissioners were in attendance. Vitner con“ rmed, as he did two years ago, that St. Johns County continues to perform better than other counties in the state regarding unemployment and we continue to lead the region in housing starts. Unlike two years ago, he reported that conditions are now right for a broad-based housing recovery. In northern St. Johns County, where most of the population growth has been concentrated over the last 20 years, we have been very fortunate to have several large developments make signi“ cant investments in roads, trails, parks and school and “ re station sites. I do not expect to see the private sector take on that much infrastructure, up front, again in my lifetime. In spite of those signi“ cant investments, the northern development area has infrastructure gaps. This is especially obvious in our road network. We are currently involved in talks with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to connect State Road 9B in the vicinity of Race Track Road and St. Johns Parkway (County Road On January 8, the “ ve Constitutional O cers of St. Johns County were administered their oath of o ce in a brief ceremony with County Judge Charles Tinlin. The “ ve, including Dennis Hollingsworth, Tax Collector; Cheryl Strickland, Clerk of Court; Sharon Outland, Property Appraiser; David Shoar, Sheri ; and Vicky Oakes, Supervisor of Elections, all were re-elected without opposition. Hollingsworth is the senior Constitutional O cer having served in that position since 1984. He has run unopposed since the 1988 election. He began in that o ce as a “ eld inspector and title clerk in 1978. The o ce collects taxes and non-ad valorem assessments for 14 taxing authorities as well as handles tourist development tax collection, beach pass sales, hunting and “ shing licenses, child safety restraint inspections, vehicle tag and title registration and drivers licenses. Strickland, Clerk of Courts and Property Appraiser Outland were each elected to their respective o ces during the 1996 election. Strickland began with the Clerk of the Court as a criminal court clerk in 1983. She received Supreme Court certi“ cation in 1999 after completing 240 hours of training. She also began the Teen Court Program in St. Johns County to help “ rst time youth o enders from becoming career criminals. Outland started in the Property Appraisers o ce in 1979 and after serving in every component of the o ce was elected Property Appraiser in 1996. She has held the o ce of president of the Florida Associa2209). These talks are being held in conjunction with the Bass Pro Shops announcement. When this connection is made, it will leverage existing roadway investments and change tra c patterns. Completing the four-laning of Race Track Road and County Road 210 are also signi“ cant investments that must be made to support the growing northern development area. Roberts Road is not being overlooked. On January 31 we held a community workshop on a safety improvement plan for this heavily traveled road. Like our roadways, the St. Johns County “ re stations also are part of a network with a long range plan to keep our communities safe and response times down. As our county continues to grow, there will be a need for two additional “ re stations, one in the Northwest near Veterans Park and one in the Nocatee area. If these gaps are not “ lled, our “ re/EMS teams will be spread too thinly to provide quick responses on critical calls. As we crawl out from this economic downturn, we must be ready to address the needs of our community as we continue to grow. Roads and “ re/EMS services are critical not only to our residents, but also to the businesses that we want to attract to locate here in St. Johns County to help strengthen and diversify our local economy. We are beginning our capital budgeting process for 2014 this month. Roads and emergency services are part of what will be discussed. Last month, we were able to get a start on $500,000 in deferred maintenance projects. Those were funded from savings from last years budget which in turn boosted our reserves. Even though the economic downturn has spared no one, we are fortunate to live in St. John County. We remain a community of choice because of our history, waterfront, communities and great schools. Thank you for choosing to be part of St. Johns County and for allowing me the privilege of representing you on the Board of County Commissioners during this time of challenge and opportunity. Please call if I may be of assistance, 209-0301. St. Johns County Constitutional O cers take oath of o cetion of Property Appraisers and various o ces in the Property Appraisers Association of Florida. She has also served on the Auditor Generals Task Force and has served as a member of the Property Tax Administration Task Force since its inception in 1999. Shoar was elected St. Johns County Sheri in 2004 and was unopposed in the past two elections. He was also the St. Augustine Police Chief from 2000-2004 and has been a law enforcement o cer since 1981. Shoar served 24 years in the Florida Army National Guard and has received numerous military and civilian awards. Sheri Shoar served as chairman of the Florida Sheri s Association in 2011 and was most recently elected as treasurer for the association this past year. Supervisor of Elections Oakes was appointed by Governor Rick Scott on September 6, 2011. She ran unopposed and was elected this past year to a four-year term. Prior to the appointment, Oakes served for 23 years as the Assistant Supervisor of Elections of St. Johns County. She is a member of the Election Center National Association of Election O cials and a member of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections.St. Johns County Constitutional Of cers with Judge Charles Tinlin. The CreekLine YOUR Community Newspaper Linda Gay 904-287-4913lg@rtpublishinginc.comFor more information on advertising: Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com There are no apples to applesŽ in the insurance business!For a FREE professional review The legislative season is in full swing, even before the beginning of the session in early March. Much rhetoric in regard to education funding has been forthcoming, especially from Governor Rick Scott, who is proposing an across the board $2500 pay increase for all full-time classroom teachers in Florida. He announced at a press conference at Nease High School on February 1 that he is requesting an additional $1.2 billion dollars for education in his proposed budget. In an e ort to gain support and input, Governor Scott has been meeting with education leaders across the state and has tasked his sta with contacting every school board member in the state to gather input on the proposal. While I deeply appreciate the fact that the governor wishes to reward our outstanding teachers, I have critical questions concerning the sustainability of the increase. If the money is added to the teachers salaries, then those increases will always be there. If the state intends to give continued support to the additional salaries, the news is good, indeed. If, however, this is a one-time infusion of cash to support the salary increase and districts will then be expected to provide the funds going forward, superintendents and school boards will face di cult challenges in future years. Reaction from leadership in the House and Senate seems to be cautious at best. There is concern about how this proposal meshes with the current law requiring that salary increases be tied to teacher performance. I am certain that there will be much discussion going forward before the issue is resolved. Federal issues are also front and center on the horizon. I was in Washington, DC at the end of January, talking to education and appropriations committee sta ers as well as sta from local representatives o ces about issues that have the potential to greatly impact our district. Sequestration, which will impose an across the board reduction of 5.9 percent for all discretionary funding should it not be modi“ ed, will result in about $1.5 million per year fewer dollars in educational funding for St. Johns County, beginning for the 2013-14 school year and extending for the next 10 years. These funds mostly support services for our special education population and for our children in poverty. If the cuts, which are the current law of the land, are not modi“ ed, we will receive On Saturday evening, December 13, 2012 representatives of the Oldest City Detachment #383, Marine Corps League, St. Augustine attended the Navy Leagues Banquet in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Duane E. Dewey, USMC, Korea 51 … 52. When a Medal of Honor recipient takes your right hand in his, looks into your eyes and then presents you with his personal coin issued by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, what do you say? The thank youŽ in my voice seemed to just dissipate into the air, but what words are there to speak in such an honorable once in a lifetime moment? Cpl. Dewey went on to present every Marine veteran in attendance with his personal coin. When it came to the dreaded speech segment that comes along with all banquets, not a sound was heard throughout the building when it came to Cpl. Deweys introduction. The anticipation of hearing the details of his actions “ lled the room like a heavy fog. One could only envision those black and white war movies as we reductions in funding while still being mandated to provide the services. As it is, the federal dollars that are provided through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for services to our children with disabilities fall far short of the actual expenses that are necessary to give our children what they need to be successful. Our general education budget supports the additional monies needed. If Sequestration is implemented, that “ nancial impact to the general fund will be increased by an additional 5.9 percent. For reference, the cut proposed to education account for only 0.0002 percent of the federal budget, hardly making a dramatic impact on the huge “ nancial de“ cit we face as a nation. I would submit that the burden of the de“ cit, which will be borne by our children and grandchildren, will be impacted even further by reductions in education funding. Not only will future generations be responsible for repaying all the debt we have incurred, but they will do so less prepared to be employed in high-paying occupations. I would encourage each of you to share with your Congressional representatives that 0.0002 percent of the federal budget is not worth the impact to all our childrens futures. I am happy to say that the School Board has awarded the construction contract for the new K-8 school in Durbin Crossing DRI to Elkins Construction Company. This company has built schools for our district in the past and produced an excellent project under budget. We look forward to beginning construction on the new school in next few weeks and to its opening for the 2014-15 school year. As always, thank you for your commitment to public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12.” .us.Medal of Honor recipient celebratedBy Contributing Writer Charlie Myers, Adjutant, Oldest City Det. #383 waited for Cpl. Dewey to provide the action packed script. With his speech that lasted 10 seconds, if that long, Cpl. Dewey uttered the words: ƒanyone else would have done the sameŽ and then he sat down. Yes, only seven words. Cpl. Dewey earned the Medal of Honor on April 16, 1952, near Panmunjom, Korea, while serving as leader of a machine gun squad with Company E, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He had been wounded by a grenade that had exploded at his feet and was being treated by a Navy medical corpsman when an enemy grenade landed at the squads position. Yanking the corpsman to the ground and warning members of the squad, Cpl. Dewey ” ung himself on the grenade shouting, Doc, I got it in my hip pocket!Ž The grenade exploded, lifting him o the ground and in” icting gaping shrapnel wounds throughout the lower part of his body.Ž In addition, he sustained a bullet wound to the stomach. After treatment of his wounds at the front, Dewey was evacuated to the United States Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan and then to the United States Naval Hospitals at Mare Island, California and Great Lakes, Illinois. Following his recuperation at Great Lakes, he was released from active duty on August 19, 1952. Cpl. Dewey was the “ rst person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Dwight D. Eisenhower. After presenting the award on March 12, 1953 at the White House, Eisenhower told him, You must have a body of steel.Ž In Cpl. Deweys words on December 13, 2013: Anyone else would have done the same.Ž Authors Note: Biographical source, www.wikipedia.com.Be helpful. 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Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff This month it gives me great pleasure to announce the unveiling of a brand new St. Johns County Sheri s O ce internet website available at www.sjso. org. I would encourage everyone to take advantage of this valuable 24-hour-a-day resource. We are continuing to improve our services and want your experience with our o ce to be as convenient and open as possible. We have developed a comprehensive and updated collection of links to a variety of informational pages designed to educate you about our history, our mission and the administration of our agency. Each department is pro“ led including points of contact with direct telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for the most commonly contacted divisions. We have outlined our programs and services in a way that we hope will enable you to obtain the details that you need as accurately and e ciently as possible.Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 8landscaping. Starting February 13, the St. Johns County Extension O ce is o ering a threesession landscaping class. You must attend all three sessions for this class to bene“ t you. For each week we build on the previous information and by the end of the third session you can have a completed design. By attending the three classes it also entitles you to a site visit for an evaluation of your plan. The class will be held on three consecutive Wednesday, February 13, 20 and 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The cost of the course is $30 and class size is limited to 15 projects. This class will be held at the Wind Mitigation Building, located at 3111 Agriculture Center Drive. To register for the class, please call 209-0430. 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, February 12, Tuesday, February 19 and Monday, February 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. Clean out your closet for a good cause! If you are remodeling, upgrading or outgrowing any furniture, equipment, toys or clothes, we would appreciate your donations! Several local families will be traveling to Ghana this summer to build an academy and provide resources for orphans with a local nonpro“ t, Girls for Africa. We are hosting a Community Garage Sale on March 2 at 11655 Central Parkway, Jacksonville 32224. Please call St. Johns resident Gail Morley at 710-9245 or email at morley5@litestream.net and we will pick up your donations. All contributions are tax deductible. Girls for Africa will also be holding an Enchanted Garden Mother and Daughter Tea PartyŽ on March 8. Please call or email for details or visit our website at www.girlsforafrica.org. Please come out and support the Nease Indoor Percussion Ensemble at Chilis on Old St. Augustine Road (Bartram Crossing) on Tuesday, February 12, Thursday, March 14 and Thurs-Brand new websiteSome of the useful features of our website include the ability to register your alarm system, a Citizens Comment Form for communicating both praise and criticism of your dealings with our agency, an inmate visitation questionnaire and registration form, an event calendar for Police Athletic League activities, Code Red Citizen Alert System and an online version of our citizens survey where we ask for you to evaluate the level of quality and satisfaction you have experienced in your interactions with the sheri s o ce. Citizen groups who desire tra c enforcement and paid o -duty enforcement by SJSO personnel will “ nd the required form packages for both district and private roads together with instructions for submitting them to the county attorney. We also o er an online registration to participate in our many Crime Prevention Programs including; Shoplifting Prevention Program, Residential Alert System, Business Security Surveys, Womens Personal Safety Program, Residential Security Surveys, Workplace Violence Prevention, Emergency Identi“ cation Cards, Agricultural and Rural Crime Prevention, Financial Crimes Prevention, Business Watch, Home Security, Crimes Against the Elderly, Homeland Security, Drug Awareness, Operation Identi“ cation and Identity Theft Public Awareness Booth. There are links to related external sites that we think you will “ nd bene“ cial and useful including the Florida Computer Crime Center, the statewide sexual o ender registry, the Department of Corrections inmate search, the AMBER Plan, CrimeStoppers, Wanted and information about unsolved homicides and missing persons. As part of our domestic violence prevention initiative, we have an interactive survey that will provide us with information that we can use to measure and improve the delivery of these services to you. You will “ nd a welcome letter, application, release and agreement form required to participate in our Civilian Law Enforcement Academy. Additionally, we provide employment application forms in a portable document format available for download directly to your computer. There are packages for available sworn law enforcement as well as civilian employee positions. We are proud of the joint e orts of our various districts, investigative sections and support sta who participated in making this contribution to improving communications with our citizens. I congratulate our team in Community A airs as well as Information Technology (I.T.) who put this vital project together. Once again the site is at www.sjso.org. Please feel free to contact me if you have any issues regarding law enforcement and/or public safety or if you would like to see a particular topic for this column by email at dshoar@sjso.org.

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 7 Be Treated, Not Seated. www.memorialhospitaljax.com At Memorial Emergency Care Center at Julington Creek we treat you quickly and get you on your way. 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 with little to no wait at all. (904) 230-5000 Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation Saturday, January 19 started with a clear sky, a light, chilly wind and a crowd of participants at the Get Fit With Friends and Family One-Mile Arbor Day Fun Run/Walk and Health and Wellness Expo at Alpine Groves Park. Friends of Alpine Park and the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department planned a fantastic day of health and wellness for local residents. The day started It was a busy evening on Friday, January 11 as Whole Foods Market celebrated the grand opening of their new wine, beer and coffee bar Grapes, Hops and Grinds. Adrienne Cartagena and Rick Eplawy invite you to visit and enjoy wine and beer by the glass as well as sample appetizers. Explore local microbrews, eclectic wines and distinctive coffees sure to satisfy your thirst for quality and convenience, right in the beer and wine department of Whole Foods!Friends of Alpine Park updateBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Yarbrough, President, Friends of Alpine Park Terry Brown, photographerwith yoga on the porch of the 1890s farmhouse led by Karen Jones-Roumillat and then a warm-up at the start line led by the YMCA. At 8:00 a.m., Betsy Clarkson, superintendent of recreation of St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department welcomed runners and walkers and o cially started the one-mile, untimed, fun run/walk! At 8:30 a.m., Wil Smith, St. Johns County Park and Recreation director recognized event sponsors, including Oak Tree Level, Whole Foods, YMCA of Floridas First Coast, The CreekLine; Magnolia Tree Level, American Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Atlas Physical Therapy, S & J Nurseries, The UPS Store, Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry; Orange Tree Level, A Classic Cut Lawncare, Bartram Trail Rotary Club, Five Star Physical Therapy, Griswold Homecare, Publix Supermarkets, St. Augustine Convention and Visitors Bureau and Miles Media and Weedman Grocery. After the recognition of these sponsors, the Expo was o cially opened. Some of the above-named sponsors operated booths, along with, Walgreens, Shape Your Nutrition, Mary Kay, My Gym, the Blood Alliance, St. Johns County Sheri s O ce, KYV Farms, Fresh Start Hydroponic Farm, Cooking Activist, Power Crunch Bars and Tropical Smoothie. At 9:00 a.m., Beverly Fleming, Friends of Alpine Park treasurer and Nancy Redfern, the groups naturalist, dedicated a newly planted oak tree, donated by the group in honor of Floridas Arbor Day. Friends of Alpine Park then held a ra e for walk/run participants with prizes donated from local businesses. Throughout the morning, local residents perused health and wellness products and services from local health and wellness oriented businesses. Friends of Alpine Park and St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department wish to thank all of those that participated in the fun run/walk and all of the businesses that made this “ rst-time event a success! For more information about Friends of Alpine Park, email friendsofalpinepark@gmail. com or “ nd them on Facebook, Friends of Alpine Park.Ž

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Page 8, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Get Max $$$ Back and Pay Lower Fees H&R Block Customers $25 OFFyour tax preparation 217-6363Come see us at: 100 SR-13, Suite B, St. Johns, FL 32259 (Just South of Julington Creek Bridge) Your Neighborhood Tax Professionals Whats New cont. from pg. 6day, April 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. as they continue their fundraising e orts to travel to Dayton, Ohio in April for the WGI Percussion World Championships. All patrons who visit Chilis for lunch or dinner with the ” yer (available by emailing carolynmilian@bellsouth.net) will help these kids raise funds as a percentage of all sales will be donated to the group. 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 Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will celebrate the leprechaun in all of us on March 12 at Deerwood Country Club as we put a little Irish in our hearts. Lunch will be a small Deerwood salad, Chicken Rustica and dessert (co ee and tea included). The cost is $25. We will be serenaded by Odd Man Out,Ž an acappella barbershop quartet. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. A check must be received with your reservation by Friday, March 1; 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. Because our favorable climate conditions provide an active growing season, invasive non-native plants thrive here. Discover which plants are discouraged from use in landscaping and how you can substitute native plants that look just as attractive and are not harmful to the environment at a class to be held on February 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Windstorm Training Center, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. Speakers include Tina Gordon, coastal training specialist with GTMNERR; Beverly Fleming, nature columnist and Renee Stambaugh, master gardener. The program is free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. For more information, please call 209-0430. 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. La Leche League provides information and encouragement to all mothers who are breastfeeding or want to breastfeed their babies. We o er motherto-mother support, encouragement, information and education to breastfeeding and expectant mothers at several meetings each month. La Leche League of Jacksonville meets the “ rst Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Julington Creek area. Please contact a Leader for address and directions: Elisabeth at 534-6999, Laura at 994-1896 or Pat at 371-2730. For additional information or support, please go to our website at www.lll” orida. com or look us up on Facebook. All meetings are free. 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 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 fourth 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. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 meets the “ rst Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The ” otilla is always looking for new members, particularly those who own aircraft, boats and have radio equipment and skills. If you are interested, please contact Vic Aquino at 460-0243. The San Juanitas team is trying to raise money to “ ght cancer by having some fundraisers for the Relay for Life, to be held in May at Bartram Trail High School. The following events are scheduled: CarBUX Car Wash (San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin) on Saturday, Saturday, February 23 and Zaxbys (San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin) on Tuesday, April 9. The team is very grateful for any support from the community. Please help them “ ght cancer so that the disease can be eliminated and save more lives. For additional information, please contact Antonia at blt” a@bellsouth.net. Newcomers of North St. Johns invite you to join us to hear our guest speaker Donna Deegan on Tuesday, March 19, at 11:00 a.m. at Marsh Landing Country Club, located at 25655 Marsh Landing Parkway in Ponte Vedra Beach. Most of us know Donna Deegan as the former weekday television anchor who is now focusing full time on The Donna Foundation which o ers “ nancial assistance to breast cancer patients. She is a three-time breast cancer survivor, an author of two books and has established the annual race 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. Door prizes, ra es and cash bar are available and the total cost is $23. Reservations are due by March 12 and there are no refunds. A dress code requests no denim or shorts. Mail check, with choice of entree added at the bottom of the check, to NNSJ, 4956 Blackhawk Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259. Please email Deb at debkolasinsky@att.net for more information. 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! Family Fun Night, a fundraiser for WGV Relay for Life, will be held at Adventure Landing Saint Augustine, located at 2780 State Road 16 in St. Augustine, on February 28, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The entire community is welcome to attend and have a great time. The entrance fee of $12 includes three hours of unlimited miniature golf and go-karts! Also, teams are welcome to set up a table to sell things (no food or beverages) and the pro“ t goes to your team. For additional information, please contact Karen at gregorybeamer1@yahoo.com.

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 9 Join us for a cup of coffee ... and a second opinion.During volatile and confusing markets, we understand that even the most patient investors may come to question the wisdom of the investment plan theyve been following. Wed like to help … and we can start by oering a cup of coee and a second opinion. By appointment, youre welcome to come in and talk with us about your investment portfolio. If we think your investments continue to be well-suited to your long-term goals „ in spite of the current market turmoil „ well gladly tell you so, and send you on your way. If, on the other hand, we think some of your investments no longer t with your goals, well explain why, in plain English. And, if you like, well recommend some alternatives. Either way, the coee is on us. For a free consultation, please contact us and let us know if you prefer milk or cream. Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certi“ed Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D. Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 Vicky Oakes, St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections in association with the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE), invites quali“ ed college or university students to apply for the opportunity to be awarded a $1,200 scholarship. Each year the FSASE, a statewide, professional organization made up of 67 elections supervisors, award a scholarship to a full-time student who has completed two years of junior college or undergraduate studies in political science, public or business Helping Hands of St. Johns County will be meeting on Friday, February 22. The meeting will be held at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The RippersŽ from Sew Much Comfort will meet at 10:00 a.m. and the regular meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. Last month, the group was able to complete and “ ll 100 jeans tote bags for the folks at Dining with Dignity in St. Augustine. Members have been busy over past few months ripping donated blue jeans to sew into tote bags for the homeless. Each bag was “ lled with a warm blanket, socks, gloves, rain ponchos, toiletries, playing cards, ball caps and snacks. Many thanks to all from the community who have donated items for the totes or blue jeans. All jeans are being recycled and every part of the jeans is used to make the bags. Sue Fischer has been the project chairman. The “ nal totals are in and Helping Heroes Families was a huge success with over 1,100 gifts being distributed to children of military bases at NAS Jax, Fort Stewart, Kings Bay and Hunter Army Air“ eld. This was the largest undertaking of Helping Hands and over $25,000 worth of toys and clothing was collected. Chaplains at the bases distributed the gifts. Helping Hands appreciates all the support it received and the generosity of folks who took a star and purchased gifts from the members of Helping Hands to the community, the Cascades, Heritage Park, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Cimarrone, Golf Club at South Hampton, First Florida Credit Union, Winn Chocolate and Beyond, an exciting celebration of chocolate, desserts and other culinary sensations, is coming up on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Ponce de Leon Mall, located at 2121 US Highway 1 South in St. Augustine. Guests will sample chocolate and other delicious creations from some of the areas “ nest restaurants and specialty shops, while enjoying contests, ra e and a silent auction. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event. Samples of chocolates, desserts and other fare will be available from some of the areas “ nest culinary artisans, including Whetstone Chocolates, Raintree Restaurant, FCTC School of Culinary Arts, Hilton St. Augustine Historical Bayfront, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Cold Cow Ice Cream, Harrys Seafood Bar and Grille, Smoothie King, Purple Olive, Savannah Sweets, Hugos Mu ns and many more. Attendees will Guess the Chocolates,Ž with the person closest to the actual number of candy pieces winning them all! Guests will also cast their vote for the Peoples Choice Award winner. Special food demonstrations will be showcased during the afternoon, and great items such as restaurant gift certi“ cates and tickets to local attractions will be available for bid at the silent Chocolate and Beyond … A sweet way to support volunteersauction. Children can also invent their own creations at the cookie decorating table. Its fun for the whole family! Proceeds from the gala will be used for volunteer recognition and recruitment, as well as purchase of books for young learners through the Early Learning Coalition of Putnam and St. Johns Counties. Tickets for Chocolate and Beyond are $10 each and include eight tastings. Additional tastings can be purchased for $1 each at the event. Tickets can be purchased on the RSVP website (www.rsvpstjohns.com). Please call RSVP at 547-3945 for more information. Scholarship announcedadministration or journalism/ mass communication. The FSASE scholarship is awarded to the winning applicant and to the school that they attend. Guideline requirements and application forms are available on-line at www.votesjc. com or can be picked up at the Supervisor of Elections Of“ ce, located at 4455 Avenue A, Suite 101 in St. Augustine. The application submittal deadline is March 18, 2013. For more information, please contact the elections o ce at 823-2238 or at elections@votesjc.com. Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: February 14Full: February 25 Last Quarter: March 4 New: March 11Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou, Helping Hands Dixie on County Road 210, 210 Storage, Faith Community Church, Church of Latter Day Saints, St. Augustine Federated Womens Club and local Girl Scout and Brownie troops 742 and 753. Thank you, everyone. Helping Hands of St. Johns County will be having a painting party called Painting a PillowcaseŽ at the February 22 meeting. The group will be painting patriotic pillowcases for the Clyde E Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home in St. Augustine which has 120 residents. No talent is required, just your own expression of love and gratitude or positive message for those who have served our country. We will have some local artists on hand to help if needed, but the designs will be all your own. Everyone is invited to come, just bring a new, washed pillowcase and a piece of cardboard to “ t inside; we will have rest of supplies. If a community group or Girl Scout troop is interested in doing the project on their own, they may contact jacqphil@aol. com. Helping Hands is a volunteer organization that meets the last Friday of the month at Faith Community Church Community Center to do a small project to bene“ t the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress; members come when they can and do what they can with resources available. They rely solely of donations of goods and services. Membership is always open and everyone is welcome. The group is non-denominational. At the present time there are 165 members who volunteer their time and talents to the group. Please contact jacqphil@ aol.com for more information.

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Page 10, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Snoring is a serious health condition that increases the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, cardiovascular disorders, heart failure, daytime fatigue, dementia, memory problems, obesity, diabetes and depression. During sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. This increases the velocity of airow during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased, soft tissues like the soft palate and uvula vibrate. The vibrations of these tissues result in noisy breathingŽ or snoring. For the majority of snorers, the most aordable, non-invasive, comfortable, eective snoring solution remains a dentist-prescribed snoring preventative device Medications simply address the symptoms but do not solve the cause of the problem. If you would like a consultation, please contact our oce.287-0033 www.garidental.com Snoring Appliances Jacksonville 10130 Philips Highway (904) 262-8113 Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339 Open 7 Days A Week AveLighting.com Shop our 16,000 sq. ft. showroom with thousands of “xtures on display. Our certi“ed lighting specialists will design the perfect lighting plan for your home and budget.Lighting, Fans, Home Accents & So Much More! 81 13 e t. r e! Building or Remodeling? See our New LED Designs Proud distributor of Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 How can you take your JCP CDD board of supervisors seriously when we spend months debating whether to spend $1,000, but then we approve a proposal that isnt even on the meeting agenda to give our new general manager a $15,000 bonus? That happened at the January 8 board of supervisors meeting. The bonus proposal was clearly shocking based on the gasps from the audience when they heard Supervisor Cathy Kleins original bonus proposal of $25,000. Fortunately, a few weeks after that meeting our CDD attorney informed all the supervisors the JCP CDD had acted inappropriately and/or not within the guidance/requirement of Florida statute 215.425 by awarding the $15,000 bonus. So it appears The 2012-2013 Teachers of the Year and Rookie Teachers of the Year have been selected from each of the districts 35 schools. These nominees represent the very best among St. Johns County School District teachers. Their colleagues have selected them for this prestigious honor. Congratulations to Rob Hall of The Webster School, Julie Pantano of Switzerland Point Middle School, Dr. Kathryn Kehoe of Ponte Vedra High School and Jessica Geronimo of St. Johns County Transition School, who are the four “ nalists. Nominations for the 20122013 Rookie Teacher of the Year have also been submitted by 34 of the districts schools. Eligible teachers must have taught less than three years. This is the sixth year that the Rookie Teacher of the Year competition has been held. These nominees represent the top of their profes-School district announces Teachers of the Year nominees and nalistssion among new teachers and will go on to compete for the countywide title. The overall winner will be announced at the annual Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Celebration on Thursday, February 21 at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village. The St. Johns County Teacher of the Year will then be included for consideration as the Florida Department of Education Macys Teacher of the Year 2013. The awards banquet is produced by the St. Johns County Education Foundation to recognize excellence in the teaching profession and is sponsored, in part, by THE PLAYERS Championship and Leonards Studios. Following are the Teacher of the Year nominees from NW St. Johns County Schools: Cunningham Creek Elementary: Judith Greenberg Durbin Creek Elementary: Shelby Rogerson Hickory Creek Elementary: Donna McGill Julington Creek Elementary: Jaclyn Clarke Mill Creek Elementary: Amy Borie Palencia Elementary: Kristin Harrington Timberlin Creek Elementary: Jessica Lane Wards Creek Elementary: Angela Rodgers Liberty Pines Academy: Joy Reichenberg Bartram Trail High: Robert Bruns Creekside High: Nicole Bak Fruit Cove Middle: Catherine Bavuso Allen D. Nease High: Stefanie Martineau Pacetti Bay Middle: Della Thompson Switzerland Point Middle: Julie Pantano Following are the Rookie Teacher of the Year nominees from NW St. Johns County Schools: Cunningham Creek Elementary: Andrew Bajorek Durbin Creek Elementary: Edith Xanders Hickory Creek Elementary: Amber Culbreth Julington Creek Elementary: Suzanne Caldwell-Gentile Mill Creek Elementary: Jessica Selph Palencia Elementary: Cheryl Kerekes Timberlin Creek Elementary: Kadiann Palmeri Wards Creek Elementary: Rachel Gri n Liberty Pines Academy: Stephen Kirsche Bartram Trail High: Megan Young Creekside High: Leia Fixel Fruit Cove Middle: Emmanuel Wellington Allen D. Nease High: David Maynard Pacetti Bay Middle: Brianna Shaner Switzerland Point Middle: Andrew WilsonJulington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Sam Lansdale, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District the three supervisors who voted to approve this bonus were stopped by Florida state law. When was the last time you received a single 18 percent bonus from your employer? I would consider a modest bonus for those sta who achieve long-term cost savings at year-end. However, the approved bonus was not modest and I believe the timing of this bonus payment is inappropriate since our budget year ends in September. I believe in fair and competitive wages for our employees but your CDD has, in my opinion, failed to determine what are comparable compensation ranges and without valid data, we will never know with certainty if we are compensating our valuable sta appropriately. Case in point, it was reported at a recent CDD meeting that one of our sta members has a compensation package 50 percent higher than the highest paid professional in their “ eld on a national level. It is disappointing that certain supervisors often appear to just plain ignore the fact that this is tax money. It may be okay for them to act frivolously with their money, but tax money should be used with much more discretion and consideration, because every dollar taken by a government agency in taxes should be assumed absolutely necessary. In other words, your CDD should strive to eliminate waste and operate as e ciently to reduce taxes on taxpayers who have struggled in our recent economic climate. It appears to me that your CDD has su ered from growth at any expense.Ž That is, at the expense of the majority for the bene“ t of the few. Such an imbalance is not unusual in CDD communities. But some argue that the JCP CDD has reached levels of trying to be everything to everybody. Attempting to accomplish that objective is expensive, as I believe we have witnessed in JCP. I believe your CDD needs to re” ect on what it should strive to be (i.e., to de“ ne the services it should provide) and then dedicate itself to provide those selected services at the least cost reasonably possible. But until we identify the services and programs we should provide, your CDD is a ship without a rudder, which costs you more money than necessary. I have been criticized for my past appeals for “ scal responsibility with your tax money. I make no excuses for that. You work hard for what you hand over to your CDD every year and your supervisors have a duty to spend that money wisely. Some of your neighbors believe your CDD has failed to do that. If so, it doesnt have to continue. You can demand better. 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 February 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. and March 12, 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 be shared by the other JCP CDD supervisors.Editors Note: The JCP CDD supervisors have agreed to a rotating schedule of articles for the year 2013. Be sure to check back in the coming months to read columns contributed by all ve supervisors.

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 11 www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com St. Johns429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN342-4994Mandarin 292-0195 Follow us on Twitter @AtlasSportsMed Third Annual St. Johns Sports Medicine ScrambleSt. Johns Golf & Country Club, Sunday, March 10, 2013 Bene“ts the Sports Medicine and Student-Athlete programs of the Bartram Trail and Creekside High Schools. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start at 1:30 p.m. $100 per player/$380 per team Includes: Scan the QR Code to register for the tournament or sign up to be a sponsor. NEW LOCATION 100 Marketside Avenue Suite 305 904 825 4525 904 287 9137 ? Sharokh Kapadia, OD, FAAO Diane L. Kapadia, OD Alissa Alterman, OD Lenka Champion, MD Switzerland Animal Hospital 1430 State RD 13 N (At Roberts Road)Dr. Michael Bredehoeft 287 2527 Call early to schedule an appointment for your pets dental cleaning.Appointments will “ll quickly 15% OFF Regular PriceFebruary is Pet Dental Care Monthwww.switzerlandanimalhospital.com Fields Cadillac Call me for all of your automotive needs! Jim Seery WGV Resident Sales/Leasing Consultant New and Preowned375 Outlet Mall Blvd. Saint Augustine, FL 32084 904-823-3000 ext. 1030 781-206-7315 jim.seery@eldsauto.com www.eldscadillac.comAsk about our Fields Matters Amenities With so much information about preschools available to parents, it can be di cult to choose the right program. One approach to evaluating a school that can help parents choose is the level of emphasis on learning through play. For young children, play is the natural way to learn, according to the experts. In fact, research studies con“ rm that children who are allowed to play function better later in life, both socially and academically. Young children who learn through play are more ready to make their own decisions, advocate for themselves and use creativity to solve problems as they grow,Ž says Dr. Kyle Pruett, a Yale University child psychiatrist and consultant to the Goddard School, the fastest-growing franchise preschool program in the United States. Dr. Pruett points out that play helps children learn to solve problems, promotes ” exibility and motivation, teaches regulation of emotions and builds resilience and con“ dence. Play is also essential to the development of the childs brain, triggering trillions of neural connections that form the basis The St. Johns County Extension 4-H Youth Development Program is hosting a 4-H Alumni and Friends dinner auction on Friday, March 8 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds o State Road 207 (5840 State Road 207 in Elkton). This event is the programs primary fundraising event for the year and Childs play: Its all in a days workMark your calendars! 4-H Alumni and Friends dinner auction coming soon!hopes to attract adult support from throughout the community. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a preview of silent auction items and at 6:30 p.m., a choice of BBQ or shrimp pileau dinner with a variety of savory sides and sweet desserts. Entertainment will include a game of 4-H trivia and bidding on a variety of attractive silent auction items. The public is invited to come and support the St. Johns County 4-H Program while enjoying a delicious meal, bidding on unique live and silent auction items and socializing with family and friends. Tickets are on sale now. Individual tickets may be purchased or a table can be reserved for a party of 10. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased by February 28; please contact the 4-H o ce at 209-0430. Proceeds from the dinner auction are used to fund 4-H youth (ages “ ve through 18) activities that included residential camps, day camps, state and national 4-H events and competitions, county program needs and to purchase educational resources for 4-H youth members and volunteer educators. Auction items will include but are not limited to gift certi“ cates for local restaurants, services and attractions; themed gift baskets; items hand-made by 4-H alumni; artwork; 4-H collectibles; live plants; and much, much more. There is sure to be something fun for everyone! A successful 4-H dinner auction requires the support of the entire community. If you are interested in providing an item to be auctioned at the 4-H dinner auction, please contact the 4-H o ce at 209-0430 or email gsachs@sjc” .us. Thank you and we hope to see you on Friday, March 8 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. of healthy cognitive function and mastery of the childs physical world. Playing alone and with others not only builds brain development, it also helps children develop social skills and a sense of ethics. The most e ective play is free of evaluation and correction (after all, throwing a ball shouldnt be rightŽ or wrongŽ), while promoting autonomy. True play is actually hard work,Ž says Sue Adair, the senior manager of quality assurance at Goddard Systems, Inc. The child lost in play is exploring in“ nite possibilities. Caretakers and parents can assist the childs growth by participating in play and creating an environment that encourages play as a means to meet new developmental challenges.Ž So after parents have checked the basics that are required for any preschool, how can they “ nd one with the right emphasis on play? Adair suggests looking at three things: € Find a school that puts a priority on learning through play. For young children, play is unstructured and freeing. Its not about expensive toys, in fact, the simpler the toy, the more ways it can be used by a child developing his or her imagination. Toys and equipment should be carefully chosen, “ rst for safety and then for how they stimulate young imaginations and help children develop. € Look at the total environment. Environment means having clean, safe and spacious places to play, as well as the resources to provide imaginative, rewarding playtime. It also means a caring and well-trained sta a critical element for any preschool. Remember, how children are treated is as critical to their development as what they are taught,Ž says Dr. Pruett. € Ask about enrichment programs. Only the best preschools o er special enrichment programs at no extra cost, as part of the tuition. Enrichment programs„including yoga, manners and world cultures, for example„ develop the whole child by encouraging their innate curiosity and imagination. At the end of the day, parents know theyve chosen the right child care program when their children are given time for child-centered exploratory play during the day,Ž Adair says. For a child, play isnt optional. The educational and other bene“ ts of play are so important … in terms of healthy bodies and minds … that parents should put play at the top of their list when comparing preschool programs.Ž For additional information, please contact jdiprospero@ goddardsystems.com.St. Johns Reads EventC. Ann Staley Genealogy Workshop Sat., Feb. 23 € 2 PMBartram Trail Branch Library Not only do black sheep in the family tree add some excitement, they also tend to leave a paper trail. Certied genealogist, C. Ann Staley, will show us how to identify what types of court records might be associated with our ancestral criminal masterminds and where to nd them. This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary. Call 827-6960 for more information. The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Linda Gay904-287-4913 € lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 12, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com New Spring Session! March 4th thru April 29th witzerlandance choolBalletT a Hip Ho 904 1/4 mile south of Julington Creek Bridge on the left near Vino’s PizzeriaNow registering! Call for more information: First Christian Preschool“Where Kids Come First” ~Serving the Mandarin-Julington Creek Community for 29 years~ ~Now enrolling Toddler/Ones & VPK students for 2013-2014~ We are an outreach ministry of FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 11924 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Come out on Saturday, February 23 and walk with Creekside Best Buddies! The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For the past four years, Best Buddies programs across the country have been participating in annual Friendship Walks. These walks collectively have raised over two million dollars for the Best Buddies organization since its start in 2009. This year, Jacksonville is hosting a Best Buddies Friendship walk on February 23, 2013 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Landing. The Creekside High School Best Buddies chapter has proudly formed a team to actively participate in this fun “ lled day. We welcome and encourage any members of the community, school or even friends visiting from out of state to join our team and walk the one and a half miles with our team! It is free to join our team, but if you raise, receive donations or even make a donation yourself of $50 or more, you will receive an original Best Buddy Friendship Walk 2013 T-shirt. Creekside Best Buddies hopes to show their school and community support for Best Buddies International by participating with the largest team at the event this year. Young or old, stroller or walker, we welcome anyone willing to spend their morning for a good A great big congratulations to Lee Samuels kindergarten class for not only winning this quarters Box Tops Contest, but for setting a new school record of 1554 Box Tops turned in! Samuels and her awesome students received a prize of their choosing„two giant ” oor puzzles for the class to have fun with. The PTO wants to thank Mrs. Samuels and her students for promoting and collecting Box Tops for our school. Box Tops are worth 10 cents each and are an easy, free way to earn money for LPA. You just clip the Box Tops, put in a bag with your teachers name marked on it and turn in. Your class could be the next winner! Our goal this year is to earn $3000 from turning in Box Tops. This money will be earmarked to put shade in our outdoor eating area o of the The Mighty Mustangs of Mill Creek have hit the ground running in 2013. The student council enjoyed great success during the annual Candy Cane Gram event. The hard work of Sandra Pearson and the members of the MCE student council made it possible to raise enough funds to donate to two charities. Checks were presented to the Empty Stocking Fund for $271.00 and the Ms. Carrie Fund for $269.50. The Valentine Candy Grams and Pennies for Patience will be coming soon as the student council continues supporting local community organizations. Congratulations to Arianna Khan, the winner of the yearbook cover contest. Khan is a “ fth grade student in Lee Dewitts class. In addition to winning the contest Khan will receive a free year book. Congratulations also to the “ nalists; Abby Labiel, Nina Alpert, Nicole Williams and Kirsten Harris. Khans winning artwork will be featured on the cover and the artwork of the four “ nalists will be featured on the back of the year book. In addition to the year book cover contest, another event to showcase the talents of the young artist at MCE will be the art and poetry contest sponsored by the Betty Gri n House. This project is county-wide and is looking to focus on A Day Without ViolenceŽ. The deadline for entries is March 22, 2013. Contact Kim Brum“ eld at 8089984 for more information. Mill Creek held their “ rst annual Daddy Daughter Dance on February 8. The PTA worked February at Liberty Pines AcademyBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradfordcafeteria that all students can use. So far, we have collected $2318 and are hoping to surpass that $3000 goal. To learn more about the Box Tops program, including E-Box Tops which you earn with online purchases, go to www.btfe.com. LPA celebrated Literacy Week from January 28 through February 1. Students who met their “ rst and second quarter Accelerated Reader goals were rewarded with an AR party. The honored students were invited to attend an AR party in the Media Center where they played games, had fun and received prizes. Congratulations to all of the students who worked so hard to achieve their goals! LPA believes Readers are Leaders! On the Friday before the Super Bowl, February 1, the LPA PTO hosted the sta to a SouperŽ Bowl Luncheon. Homemade soups and chili with all the toppings were served to all the LPA sta For those with a sweet tooth, there were brownies and cookies. This event is always a hit. The sta loved the time and thoughtfulness that went into making all the delicious items. This is just one of many ways for the PTO to thank our wonderful sta for their dedication to our children! LPA is a GREAT school because of our souperŽ sta Did you know that the LPA PTO has its own web page? Click on the PTO link at the top of the LPA website for a calendar of events, links to all PTO meeting minutes, and information about all PTO sponsored events. Be sure to bookmark it and check back often for important news and exciting updates!Creekside Best Buddies are walking for friendshipBy Contributing Writer Christin Jalali, Creekside High School Best Buddiescause. There will be a bouncy house, face painting and other entertainment the whole time. Even if you dont want to walk, just come out for the entertainment and fun in support of Best Buddies. To walk you must be signed up online. You may do so by visiting www.bestbuddies” orida. org/jaxwalk. Please join team Creekside High School. Any business owners who would like to sponsor Creeksides team may do so by going to the same website and clicking on sponsor a walker.Ž We greatly appreciate any contributions and will recognize those business logos on T-shirts or on a banner to be displayed on the day of the walk. If there are any questions on how to register, donate or any other questions pertaining to the walk, please do not to hesitate to email one of our chapter presidents, Hannah McGlothlin at hmac517@ yahoo.com or Kevin McKernan atmckernan.kevin8@gmail. com. Either will be happy to answer your questions. This will be an incredible life changing experience that will leave you wondering when the next Best Buddies activity is and how you can get involved!Mill Creek Elementary School NewsBy Contributing Writer Wendi Brothershard to put this event together and hopes it will become a long standing tradition at MCE. Make sure to check out next months article for pictures of this new and exciting event. Calling all golf enthusiasts! Mark your calendars for the annual Mustang Open. Monday, March 11, the annual Mustang Open golf tournament will take place at the Golf Club at South Hampton. Registration deadline is March 4. You can go to the MCE PTA website to register online. The cost is $100 for an individual and $ 380 for a foursome. All entrants will receive a tournament polo shirt, lunch before the tournament, beverages on course and awards dinner following the tournament. In addition to some great golf there will also be a silent auction and ra e. There are many sponsorship opportunities available. Please check out the PTA website for details and information. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 13 Same day appointments available. 731-55805521 Chronicle Court, 32256 LifetimeEnclosures.com 55 FREE In-Home Design ServicesMilitary & Senior Discounts! W/.A.C. See website for complete “nancing Love to Entertain Outdoors?Let us to design your outdoor living space! Order your Outdoor Kitchen and receive a FREE Kamado Joe Grill a $850 valueSee designer for details with this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Expires on 03-04-13. Read Around the WorldŽ certainly has students at Pacetti Bay reading books. The Read Around the World program Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYP World travelers Denise Miller and Mikayla VanJaarsveld.is run through the Edmodo website. Students select a book, read the book and then post a message on the Edmodo wall. The message includes the title, author and the setting of the book. Students have to determine which continent the book is set in. In addition they choose a character and tell which IB learner pro“ le the character exempli“ es in the book giving an example of how they show that learner pro“ le. The best part of all is that students are choosing books based on what they read on the wall. We have two world travelers already: Mikayla VanJaarsveld and Denise Miller. Both are sixth graders and quickly read through the seven continents. The students are earning badges in Edmodo, having passports stamped and receiving prizes for each continent they visit through their reading. Every month we are having a book drawing for “ ve students who have written a post. We have given away copies of Ungifted by Korman, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever, Unwind by Shusterman, and Maximum Ride by Patterson. We will continue this reading program through the end of the year. I really feel like I am getting back in the swing of reading again with all the books I have read over the past month. Though My Name is Parvana by Deborah Ellis is the fourth book in her series it is the “ rst one that I have read and I am now going back and starting with the “ rst one, Breadwinner. This series has a very strong female protagonist who is growing up in Afghanistan. This is one of the most realistic books I have read in that setting. Her familys perseverance in spite of adversity is inspiring. In my bag to read from an order we just received are: Eric Greitens: The Heart and the Fist ; Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson; The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen; J anie Face to Face by Caroline Cooney. In my bag to read for the more mature reader: Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Couloumbus and The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban. Of course we picked up quite a few new fantasy books for those students who love fantasy: Dandelion Fire and Chestnut King by Wilson; Wings of Fire: The Lost Heir by Sutherland; The Celestial Globe by Rutkoski; The Fire Chronicle by Stephens; What Came from the Stars by Schmidt and The Jewel of the Kalderash by Rutkoski. I will “ ll you in on how these are next month. A book from our top 25 list that we publish each month, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Parks was read aloud in all of our science classes for our literacy celebration in January. This book was a perfect “ t for our IB awareness. Two other books that are new to our list are Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings (a sequel was just recently released) and The Face on the Milk Carton (another one with a new book in the series) by Caroline Cooney.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 Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication 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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Page 14, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Food and Fun Enjoy the best Mexican Cuisine in Florida! 260-9010 $5 OFF $Valid thru 2/28/13 HOLA! FREE! Valid thru 2/28/13 HOLA! Come to Celebrate Valentines Day! 25% OffGRAND OPENING SPECIAL SUMO SUSHI with purchase of 2 entrees Exp 2/28/13 Grand Opening Sumo SushiJapanese Steakhouse I am celebrating my sixth year of being the Lifestyle Guru of The CreekLine! I have enjoyed being out thereŽ in NW St. Johns County and looking into every nook and cranny for fun and interesting things to do. I have met some of the best and most interesting folks that live in our area! I would like to send out a Valentine 13 Challenge to my neighbors … do one good deed for another person on February 14! Look around you and see someone who is alone or not feeling well or a friend or neighbor who has been through a rough time and do something for them as a Valentine treat! Visit a shut-in or neighbor who lives alone for a few minutes. Take a moment to call a couple of friends you have not hooked up with since before Christmas. Send a few cards out … they are really inexpensive at the dollar stores these days. This Valentine treatŽ does not have to be expensive or time consuming; you can include your children in the activities and use this as an example of sharing and caring! For an easy bake and take little gift, take someone my One-One-One Cookies; the recipe makes a large batch and could be packaged up for a couple of goodie gifts. Just stir up one egg, one cup of sugar and one cup of peanut butter. Drop on a cookie sheet by teaspoonfuls, bake for 12 minutes in a 350 oven and voila! More than two dozen cookies to share!The next time you are on County Road 210, be sure to stop in and try the cuisine at Sumo Sushi. Owner Andy Lau has operated Asian restaurants for 15 years and the new restaurant, which opened on February 9 behind the McDonalds on County Road 210, will be his “ fth location. Sumo Sushi will serve both lunch and dinner as well as catering and take-out. According to Lau, The keys to success are our business model, which includes a clean Hola! is the most recent addition to exceptional Mexican o erings in the Mandarin area. Owners Marco and Carmen Marchegiani opened their doors to the new eatery this past December. They caught the restaurant bug while still living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Marco Marchegiani partnered with a friend in a Mexican restaurant while he was working full time in logistics for a major manufacturer of cotton apparel. Eventually he was sent to Jacksonville to manage a distribution center here. When the company decided to cease operations, Marco Marchegiani started looking for new opportunities and found one in the Hola! Restaurant downtown at the edge of Spring“ eld. His “ rst order of business was updating the menu to re” ect the family recipes Carmen Marchegiani grew up with in her native Monterrey, Mexico. The restaurant grew increasingly more popular, with a loyal following of the downtown business community. Expansion was inevitable, which brought their Say hello to Hola!Home-style Mexican cuisine in the heart of Mandarin We hope you enjoy this new addition to The CreekLine Food and Fun. This is your one stop spot to keep up with all the latest and best that our community has to offer for dining and entertainement. So why not try out a new place to eat tonight? And be sure to tell our fine advertisers that you saw their ad in The CreekLine! Food and Fun News Do you have good news to share with our readers? Send an email to editor@ thecreekline.com! Now introducing!Hola!9965 San Jose Blvd., #35 904-260-9010Sumo Sushi107 Nature Walk Pkwy. # 109 904-230-1999If you are opening a new restaurant, please contact us at editor@thecreekline.com to be included in Food and Fun.take of Mexican home-cooking right to our doorstep. We asked Marco Marchegiani what he loves about the restaurant business. Its the customers, learning what they like, getting to know them and being creative in the kitchen,Ž he shares. While Carmen Marchegiani ensures the restaurant delivers authentic recipes, their three children serve as in-house critics and taste testers. If a new dish does not pass muster with them, it simply will not “ nd its way to the menu. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and other favorites are served with sangria, margaritas and Mexican beers. Why not stop in soon and dont forget to say Hola! to the Marchegianis!The Lifestyle Guru sends out a Valentine challenge!By Joy HartleyNew sushi restaurant opens in St. Johnsrestaurant, good food and good service, which keep our customers coming back!Ž Sumo Sushi will o er dining at Teppanyaki tables, where the chef prepares your meal in front of you as well as cozy booth seating. Patrons can also dine at the sushi bar with unlimited sushi o erings. A sleek modern atmosphere, complete with LED lighting, o ers an unforgettable dining experience. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Take a very happyŽ ” ower arrangement to a ” ower lover; making this one is easy! Go recycle a cute gift bag out of your closet, get an empty vegetable can or what ever size can “ ts in the bottom of the gift bag. Tape a grid on the top of the can out of masking tape by “ rst placing the tape from one side to the other and criss-crossing another layer of tape the other way. Fill the can with water and put one ” oral stem in each grid. A large sheaf of ” owers from the grocery store would do two of these, giving you one for your sweetheart table tonight! Speaking of sweetheart, I have to include here my sweethearts all time favorite meatloaf recipe, which I have served for many Valentines Day dinners. The sides to this are easy, one boil in bag recipe of rice and a Caesar salad mix! Happy Valentines Day! Presidential Meatloaf 2 lbs. Ground Beef 1 cup shredded carrots 1 cup sour cream cup chopped onions 1 tsp salt/dash pepper Mix all ingredients together and press in a baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hours Sour Cream Gravy Drippings from meatloaf 2 beef bouillon cubes 1 cup sour cream 2 tbsp. ” our Dissolve the bouillon cubes in drippings. Combine the sour cream and ” our and then combine with the mixture.

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 15 … ages 5-11 … ages 3-4 … girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Summer CampCall for details. 1004 State Road 13( 0.2 mi South JCP entrance ) Richard M. Oglesby, D.V.M.Constanze Goricki, Dr.med.vet287-5570M-F – 8 AM 6 PM Sat 8 AM Noon Greenbriar Animal Hospital We Celebrate The HumanPet Bond ITS HERE!THE K LASER!FINALLY PAIN FREE ...DRUG FREE THERAPY! Reintroduce Your Pet To Activity! February is Macular Degeneration Month. Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 and older and as you age, the risk increases. It is a chronic condition that causes central vision loss and a ects more than 25 million people worldwide. ARMD occurs when the macula„the central part of the retina that is important for reading and color vision becomes damaged. Some common symptoms of ARMD are Capelli Salon owner, Joe Garrasi, has announced that starting on February 13 the salon will be o ering a Blow Bar, a co ee and a blow-out in the breakfast hours 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. weekday mornings. With our Florida humidity,Ž says Garrasi, Its hard to look terri“ c for that important meeting or special pitch without a little help from your professional hairdresser. With the Capelli Blow Bar, you make an appointment, you come in, you get a premium cup of co ee, the days newspapersƒ its convenient, comfortable and you walk out looking your best! Its a very popular trend in New York City; we wanted to bring it to St. Johns.Ž Blow dry services have been championed in New York City by such well-known fashionistas as celebrity stylish Rachel Zoe and Frederic Fekkai who opened a blowout bar at Henri Bendel last summer. The Capelli Salons Blow Bar will o er a hot or cold beverage (tea, premium co ee or Pellegrino), the days New York Times and the Florida Times-And this is... the Knightly News Network!Ž The familiar phrase echoes through the halls of Creekside every day, prompting students and teachers alike to turn their gaze to the news of the day. Run by Kelly McClure and her dedicated team of students, the network, though only three years old, has rapidly grown to be one of Creeksides crown jewels. To inform you about your next club meeting, to give a shout-out to a teacher or perhaps to wake you up in the middle of a long day, are the daily newscasts anchors! Depending on the day, you will “ nd Andrew Morales, Ben Murphy, Brandon Dugas, Sam Borntreager or any of the talented faces The Blow Bar comes to St. Johns!Union and a variety of blow out styles. From the Southern Belle (think Carrie Underwood) to the Sleek Chic (of Victoria Beckham, for example) or the Retro Babe la Katy Perry, Capelli will o er way more than just straight, wavy or beachy.Ž Garrasi even promises to be available earlier, if given plenty of notice. Capellis Garrasi knows a thing or two about hair in New York. He was born there, trained there and still goes back on a regular basis to hair shows, conventions and to see live trends in action. Garrasi moved to Jacksonville 17 years ago after working his way up to education director at the Tullio Hair Studio which employed more than 50 hairstylists servicing 2000 clients a week. While he has owned as many as “ ve salons and a spa, partnering with Aveda Corporation here in Jacksonville, he now focuses his energy on his salon in Bartram Executive Park, where he also runs a highly regarded apprentice program. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Monthgradual loss of ability to see objects clearly, distorted vision, a gradual loss of color vision and a dark areas appearing in the center of vision. If you notice any new distortion or visual changes, it is critical to contact your eye care provider immediately. Board certi“ ed ophthalmologist and retina specialist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeon, Russell Pecoraro, M.D. says, New treatments are currently being developed to treat age related macular degeneration (ARMD). One of the newest products approved by the FDA is Eyelea. Based on study results, Eyelea has been shown to last longer than some of the other treatments, resulting in fewer injections in some patients. In addition, some reports have shown it to work in patients who have failed other treatments.Ž He continues, We are delighted to see continued success with current treatment options in most patients. The results from clinical trials continue to demonstrate stability and improvement in vision with treatment years later. Because of a common factor shared by other eye disease, the same medicine s have been very e ective in both diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular diseases.Ž Comprehensive eye exams play an important role in your overall health and wellness, and it is imperative that you schedule one every year for optimal vision health. In addition to measuring your vision, regular eye exams can help identify early signs of certain chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!CHS HappeningsNews-ception: A look into the Knightly News NetworkBy Sarah Schreck, CHS Student in McClures classes projected into classrooms. And theyre not the only ones channeling their inner Katie Couric„students produce stories on their own, from features on Creekside Academies to science fairs. McClure shares, This year alone, we have produced over 50 news stories and they are better than any other year.Ž Creeksides KNN has made some incredible milestones since its inception, including the creation of Game Day, a sports special aired during football season, created and edited by senior Morales. Andrew and the two other anchors, both years, did a phenomenal job with this show,Ž added McClure. They learned how to ad lib and anchor without a script and really got good at it, especially this year with seniors Joseph Fitzgerald and Ben Murphy.Ž Due to the success of Game Day the KNN team is hard at work, designing an in-studio show to cover Creeksides other sports. Another accomplishment lies in the far-away land of Los Angeles. The Student Television Network Convention is an assembly of 2000 national TV students who participate in video contests and in professional workshops. In just their “ rst year of attendance, the KNN team took home a second place award for their convention recapŽ entry. You can purchase some hot chocolate in the midst of these chilly days to help raise money for their cross country trip this year! How about some bonus features? Whats it like behindthe-scenes during a broadcast of the Knightly News Network? McClure gave us a peek behind the curtain. First one of my students, junior Brent Terry, writes the script. My three advanced classes take turns producing the news. When that class arrives, the nine students assigned to the news that day get ready to perform their jobs,Ž she explained. Those jobs include loading the script to the teleprompter, setting up cameras and switching queues and preparing for post-production. We tape our news the day before, which allows us to edit in our commercials and stories afterwards and allows us to correct mistakes. It also allows us to save our bloopers, which is a highlight when put together at the end of the year,Ž McClure said. If youd like to view any of the KNNs broadcasts, head over to Creeksides website, to get your “ ll of daily Creekside news! And thats how the cookie crumbles. 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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Page 16, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com We now offer digital X-Rays on site! Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician Dr. Christopher Railing, Chiropractic Physician683-437612421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Care Spot-formerly Solantic ) Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.comTHE 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. Chiropractor Dr. Sambursky has 25 Years ExperienceDo you take my insurance?: Yes Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, United Health care, All Automobile insurances. Call our office if your insurance is not listed. Cash programs also available. What conditions do you Treat?: What are your hours? Where are you located? Immediate/Same day appointments Free agent with every policy. Ill make sure your auto coverage is the best “t, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY.FreeDiscount Double Check’ too.1003065State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com With exams “ nally over and report cards issued, the time had come for the “ rst semester of the 2012-13 school year at Nease High School to end and for a new one to begin. Last month marked the start of a fresh second half of the school year for students across the county at a point in time that is crucial for students. The start of a new semester represents a time for struggling students to make amends and for students content with their success to further establish their focus. This time of the school year is particularly unique for freshmen as they try to further adapt to the high school life and for seniors as they begin to wave goodbye to their “ nal year in high school. The halfway point of the school year is crucial for freshmen like Nidhi Suresh. Freshmen must decide for themselves if their approach to high school is working and it if isnt then they have to change their plan of attack for the second semester. Suresh, who was happy with the outcome of her work in the “ rst semester, shared her “ rst semester experience, saying, I think it was productive and de“ nitely a change from middle schoolƒoverall I think that it was really challenging towards the end with all the exams and grades.Ž The challenging work paid o however, as Suresh expressed when she said, I reached my goals and I was extremely proud of myself.Ž Despite the hard work, there is always room for improvement. I think I can try and improve on the ways I study for tests and quizzes because I do get distracted very easily from time to time so Im working on trying to focus more on studying. Its really easy to get o task with Facebook, music, my phone and things like that,Ž Suresh shared. At this time of year, freshmen also decide if the courses that they are taking are right or if theyre in the right place based on “ rst impressions of high school. Most students, like Save the date because local charitable organization JCP CARES is planning Dog Day Afternoon 2013 on Sunday, March 10, promising another fantastic afternoon of furry and family fun. The fundraiser will host dogs and their owners for an all-new canine obstacle course, a dog wash, pet adoptions and photographs just to name a few of the many activities. There will also be a special demonstration by the St. Johns County K9 unit. The event will run from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. at Plantation Park, located at 875 Davis Pond Boulevard inside Julington Creek Plantation across from the original aquatics center. Tickets will be available on site for the various activities and food. This year S.A.F.E. (Save Animals From Euthanasia) will be the recipient of proceeds Grieving the death of a loved one is di cult, especially for children and teens. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida recognizes the need to help children through their individual bereavement journey and created Camp Healing Powers as a guide during this process. The camp will be held March 15 through 17 at Marywood Retreat and Conference Center. Camp Healing Powers is a therapeutic camp for children and teens, ages seven to17, who are grieving the death of a loved one. The unique camp provides mental health professionals who specialize in grief and bereavement. They lead camp activities Nease HappeningsFresh semester underway for students By Contributing Writer Samuel Wright, Nease StudentSuresh, “ nd high school challenging and almost bothersome, but eventually acclimate to the high school lifestyle. Well to be honest I didnt like it. The whole process of high school seemed tedious,Ž Suresh said. But then it started to grow on me. Its a step up from middle schoolƒThe workload was big but I learned to cope. I “ gured out my priorities pretty quickly and worked from thereƒŽ When asked what her planned secret ingredient for success throughout high school was she said simply, Time management.Ž In the opposite corner are the seniors, like Melissa Latronico. The seniors in particular have to keep focused as this second half of the year may be one of the most important in their lives. Aside from all the hard work, however, it is a time for seniors to enjoy their last semester of high school and eventually wave adieu. Well, it feels like a weight is lifted o my shoulders. Its exciting because Im halfway done with the year and a new chapter in my life is going to happen, but its sad because Im going to miss this place and everyone Ive met,Ž said Latronico. Latronico shared how her senior year was unfolding, Its so hit or miss with keeping my grades up because soccer was taking up half my life. I feel like in my need to pass to graduate classes I should have done a lot better and I could have, but otherwise I passed the “ rst semester so Im happy.Ž It looks like a perfect setup for a successful second semester this year, especially as students now have an opportunity to make amends and “ x their high school approach.Camp Healing Powers for grieving children that help campers identify and express their feelings in a safe, fun and supportive environment. To be eligible to attend, the death of the campers loved one should have occurred at least three months prior to the camp date, but no longer than two years. A $35 deposit reserves a campers space and is returned upon camp completion. Precamp assessments are required for all camp attendees conducted by Community Hospice mental health professionals. Space at the camp is limited. Please call 407-6222 to schedule an appointment for camp assessment.Mark your calendar for Dog Day AfternoonŽLocal nonpro t hosts fourth annual fundraiser bene ting charities serving animalsgenerated from Dog Day Afternoon. To learn more about S.A.F.E., please visit www.safepet-rescue-” .com Several local businesses, such as Wildbirds Unlimited and Hawaiian Shaved Ice, have been involved as the event has grown over the years. The Bartram Trail Rotary also donates and cooks hot dogs. We are thrilled that this special day is able to provide funds for a local charity, o er pet adoption and once again team up with our communitys businesses for mutual support. It is simply a fun, fun day for families and their pooches!Ž says Kathy Bravo, president and founder of JCP CARES. JCP CARES, as a grassroots non-pro“ t organization, has to date generated over $350,000 dollars in charitable giving and logged more than 6,500 community service hours. If you would like to become involved in 2013, please go to www.jcpcares.org for contact information.need customers?sales@thecreekline.com The Academy at Julington Creek will be holding an open house on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You are invited to tour the center, meet our highly-rated VPK teachers and get all your questions answered. The Academy will help you enroll and well even process VPK open house!your voucher application. Bring your drivers license, childs birth certi“ cate (student must be four by September 1) or immunization and physical records. One stop at The Academy at Julington Creek starts your childs educational journey! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!

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Page 18, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com 9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.comReggie Stephens On January 17, Bartram Trail High School sent their varsity High-Q to regional competition. Their “ rst opponent was Ponte Vedra. After a grueling “ rst match, Bartram was victorious with a score of 305-171. Their next match was against Williston, where Bartram was once again victorious. The “ nal match was against Vanguard. The match was a close one in the “ rst two rounds, but in the end, Bartram was able to come out on top, with a score of 307145. I am so proud of all the players,Ž shared Ramona Deese, the AP Human Geography teacher and High-Q coach. They are all fantastic allaround students who support and encourage each other.Ž High-Q students dont just sit in their own little bubble,Ž remarked Carsen Smith, a junior and varsity player. Instead, they pay attention to the world around them and it helps during matches.Ž As the season o cially draws to a close, the team looks to the future, as all but two of the current varsity players will be graduating later in the spring. Each person has their own strength,Ž remarks Mrs. Smith, Carsen Smiths mom and faithful volunteer. Each person One of the newest hobbies out there is thrift store cruising. Its described as the thrill of the huntŽ by most of the pros out there who “ ll their Saturday mornings visiting and viewing the wares of these establishments. I must admit my family has thrift store stories. I once decorated a 1200 square foot cabin completely from thrift stores and garage sales. It “ lled a long cold winter in upstate New York with lots of fun moments! I must admit, the cabin turned out really cute and creative; I sure put that empty basement to good use spray painting and embossing various and sundry Your guide to St. Johns County thrift storesBy Donna Keathleypieces of furniture. The best thrift store story is that my niece at the ripe age of 14 paid $20 for an evening gown at a thrift store in her downtown area and went out and won Junior Miss Northwest Georgia wearing it! Our area has seen a rise of the number of thrift stores in the past few years. This goes hand in hand with the recent economy struggles and the greeningŽ of our life. To re-use and recycle any and everything is cool.Ž I went out on the circuitŽ last Saturday morning and the crowds were out there, poking and peering into every corner of the stores. I witnessed several customers proudly marching up to the cash registers with brand new merchandise in hand! The CreekŽ area has three thrifts right at your front door; Betty Gri th opened several years ago in Fruit Cove with huge success and moved across State Road 13 to a larger location, expanding their store by almost doubling their square footage. The store is nicely laid out in retail fashion with areas earmarked for speci“ c items like glassware and electronics; they even have a BoutiqueŽ area for their upscale retail items! The original Betty Gri th Thrift Shoppe is located on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine; its huge and lots of fun to shop. Goodwill opened an area store on State Road 13 with its trademark layout of all the clothing nicely separated by color coding. They have some housewares and furniture along with a variety of computers and TVs. Dont forget the drop-o location of Goodwill on County Road 210; they always welcome fresh donations. Again, if you are in St. Augustine check out their huge store on U.S. Highway 1 near the Ponce DeLeon Mall. First Coast Thrift opened in the old Betty Gri th location on State Road 13; it is very clean and neatly organized. When I visited they had a lot of nice bedding and mattresses for those of you who might need extra stu for condos or beach houses. One of my favorite thrift shops to check outŽ is St. Vincent de Pauls store in St. Augustine. Its always holding a surprise for me! Their location is 19 McMillan Street just o U.S. Highway 1 when you enter the citys gates.Ž Happy shopping!Betty Grif n Thrift Shoppe in Julington Creek. 100% of the revenue generated by the thrift store goes directly to provide safe, secure emergency shelter for abused women and their minor children. BTHS HappeningsBTHS takes regional High-Q trophy for second yearBy Kelly Boyer, BTHS Student Bartrams High-Q varsity team after their regional win.brings something special to the table.Ž But with key players graduating, can they maintain the strength for a repeat performance? We have strong tenth graders coming in from JV,Ž says Deese. They are ready for the challenge of varsity.Ž This is the “ rst time in High-Q history that regional varsity championships have been won in consecutive years. We couldnt have done this without the help from our wonderful parents and the support of our faculty,Ž claims Deese. We are blessed to have parent volunteers who are willing to help in any way they can. The faculty really back us up and are ecstatic when we are victorious since we dont get as much PR as other major sports teams.Ž Interested in joining HighQ? Contact Ms. Deese if you have any questions at deeser@ stjohns.k12.” .us. The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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Knox, MD, FACS 12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste 516, Jacksonville, FL 32223904-292-9777 | www.doctorknox.com sound as good as they look.Whether youre giving a Valentines Day gift or receiving one, those single moments of surprise sound the most special. You dont want to miss another. CALL TODAY for a complimentary, hassle-free hearing screening and live demonstration to “nd out which of todays virtually invisible hearing devices could help you hear every sweet moment this Valentines Day. Reactions Another successful PBMS PTSO Cookie Dough/Mixed Bag fundraiser has come to an end. PTSO would like to congratulate sixth grader Morgan Wilson, who was the overall top seller for the school. The top sellers were rewarded with the opportunity to duct tape sixth grade science teacher Beth Verez to a wall. It was an exciting event and was broadcast over the school TV system for all to enjoy. PTSO appreciates all the students e orts that made the fundraiser such a huge success. Our next fundraiser will be the Enjoy the CityŽ coupon book. These books are a great PBMS PTSO updateBy Contributing Writer Sharon Davis Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is hosting our annual Spring Daddy Daughter Dance on February 23, 2013. This extraordinary event has been a great success for many years and has now become a tradition in the Northeast region of Florida. The special event is held in honor of girls and their fathers or special men in their lives and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is proud to be able to o er such a remarkable event to Northeast Florida,Ž said president and CEO of Girls Inc., Beth Hughes Clark. We are thrilled to see Daddy Daughter Dance is coming soon!how much the event has grown and how it has become a tradition in many families.Ž Girls Inc. is looking forward to hosting approximately 900 dads and daughters. The event is $85 for each daddy-daughter couple and $30 more for any additional daughters. The festivities will include a delicious dinner, DJ, professional photographs, a silent auction and ra e prizes that will make for an exciting night.Girls Inc. is a nonpro“ t organization that empowers all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. All proceeds from this dance will be put back into the programs that Girls Inc. girls bene“ t from all year round. Girls Inc. programming includes literacy, after-school, summer and outreach programs in Northeast Florida. For more information, please visit girlsincjax.org or call 731-9933. To register for the dance, visit DaddyDaughterDanceGIJ. com. Students duct taping Beth Verez to the wall included Hailey Lawson Liam Downs, Daniel MacKellar, Caleb Arsenault, Morgan Wilson, Andrew Vaughn, Samantha Fortin, Grace Acheson and Marisa Contreras.way to support the PTSO and save at local businesses you visit every day. The $20 books include $20 worth of Winn Dixie grocery savings which end up making the book pay for itself. Students will take orders for the books March 4 through 15. The PTSO Spring Dance will be held Friday March 15. The theme will be voted on by the students. The dance is held immediately after school with sixth graders being released at 4:00 p.m. and seventh and eighth graders released at 4:30 p.m. This year, the popular Evening of the ArtsŽ event will morph into an Arts Around the WorldŽ event and will be held on April 26. This event will not only showcase Pacetti Bay Middle School and its feeder elementary schools performing and visual art programs, but will emphasize the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) for which Pacetti Bay was accredited at the beginning of the school year. It will focus on all the arts from a global perspective. A dinner will be available as well as a silent auction and basket ra e, with proceeds used to defer IBMYP costs. All members of the community are invited. If you didnt get a chance to join PTSO, its not too late. Membership applications are accepted at any time. Membership is $15 per family and includes a copy of the school directory. Meetings are held the “ rst Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the PBMS Media Center. All are welcome. More information can be found at http://www-pbm.stjohns.k12. ” .us/ptso/. A reminder to students that Wildcat Wednesdays are a great opportunity to show your Wildcat pride! PTSO continues to sell our newly styled spirit wear and for the cooler weather is now o ering sweatshirts. Wildcat gear can be purchased by completing the spirit wear form available at http://www-pbm. stjohns.k12.” .us and sending it to school with the student. PTSO is grateful for the support of the community as we work to raise funds to support programs at PBMS. If you own a business and are interested in partnering with the PTSO or are an individual with fundraising ideas, please contact Debbie Adams dadams2@att.net.Call today and take advantage of The CreekLine’s Just sit back, relax, and let us make you look good!287-4913E rm Avrng Mvr! Register for St. Johns County Sheriff Department’s....CodeREDwww.sjso.org Be notified of public safety issues by high-speed telephone emergency notification services.

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Page 20, The CreekLine • February 2013 • 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.9:42 am. Discovering a 5,000-year-old tradition with an app created last week. 12795 San Jose Blvd., Suite 8 Fresh Market Shopping Center Let us pamper youOld School Style! ~Haircuts for Adults and Kids ~Full Service Shave with Hot Towel ~Hair Services for Girls and Women ~Walk-Ins Welcome ~ Mon. thru Sat. 7am-7pm $4 oOld School Barbershop Alissa Alterman, optometrist, has joined the sta of St. Johns Eye Associates. She is a graduate of Florida State University and Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauder-Optometry group welcomes new doctordale, where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Alterman grew up in the Jacksonville area and graduated in 2005 from Nease High School. Optometry is a health care profession concerned with the health of the eyes and related structures as well as vision, visual systems and vision information processing. As an optometrist, Dr. Alterman prescribes and “ t lenses to improve vision and diagnoses and treats various eye diseases. Our aim is to provide the best vision care possible,Ž Dr. Alterman explained. St. Johns Eye Associates includes Sharokh Kapadia, OD, FAAO, Diane Kapadia, OD, and Alissa Alterman, OD. They have two o ces, one on County Road 210 and a new location in Nocatee. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Second grade students at Julington Creek Elementary School participated in an Oreo brand cookie learning activity day. Students learned how to measure objects by using the non-standard unit of Oreo cookies as their measuring tool. They also learned how to use a measuring scale and weighed classroom objects by investigating how many Oreo cookies equaled its weight. Another activity they participated in was rolling Oreo cookies down a slope. They had to observe how the distance traveled by the Oreo changed as the students increased the height of the slope. Students also tested to see if Oreo cookies would sink or ” oat (in milk, of course) and how Students learn math and science with cookiesBy Contributing Writer Neeti Gregg, Second Grade Teacher, Julington Creek Elementary Cibria Moore from Greggs second grade classmuch weight it took to crush an Oreo cookie. The highlight of the day was to see who could stack the most Oreo cookies! The top stackerŽ of each class then participated in the stack o Ž where all the students who participated cheered on their class representatives and a “ nal top stackerŽ was chosen. Who says learning cant be fun?Ž said Lara Pierce, second grade teacher at JCE. I brought this program to my colleagues because the activities cover our learning goals for our students and we have a blast as we learn. It is a win-win for everyone.Ž Six second grade classes participated in this years Oreo Day. Class top stackers were: Ethan Campbell from Neeti Greggs class Eli Locke from Jennifer Schmutzs class Zuriel Corporan from Dottie Kirbys class Ethan Carroll from Becky Jarriels class Daria Durham from Lara Pierces class. The winner of the stack o was Goncarlo Passalacqua from Susan Bakers class. I dont mind that I didnt win the stack o because I just had so much fun all day,Ž says Cibria Moore from Greggs second grade class. As Mrs. Pierce kept telling us... Thats the way the cookie tumbles!Žby Katryna Cabrera as the Color Corps of 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Ave Maria Assembly in full regalia presented the colors. Head umpire George Vancore called out Lets play ball!Ž The “ rst batter, little Ellen Allala, made her way to home plate. Taking her swings with the assistance of her buddy, she connected and made her way to “ rst base. At the Field of Dreams each player gets a chance at bat. Pitches are tossed across home plate to the player. If the player has di culty hitting their buddy helps them take a swing. The deck is stacked though. When a strike is called it goes like this, Strike one on the buddy.Ž No one is called out. Watching the smiles on the players faces is amazing. Some take the challenge seriously and others just enjoy the experience. To make all this happen, special sponsors have stepped forward to help. They include Firehouse Subs who helped “ nancially, thus enabling this humble league for disabled children to expand by giving numerous families the opportunity to have their child play without registration fees and uniform costs. Target donates food for concessions, Knights of Columbus Switzerland Council cooks up the hot dogs and volunteers from Allstate hand out concessions. Concessions are all free. Of course donations to Feed the Pig,Ž a little piggy bank on the counter, are welcomed. Also needing recognition are Julington Creek Baseball, Mr. and Mrs. George Chapas and St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department. During the opening ceremonies a special tribute was given to the memory of Joe Davidson, a graduate of BTHS who devoted himself to being a buddy. She has blossomed since the start,Ž Ellen Allalas mother Angela said. This program has made a de“ nite positive in” uence on her progression.Ž It is sentiment shared by all of the families that “ nally have the opportunity to cheer on their child and watch them experience the joy of sports that so many other children get to have. Games will be held every Saturday through March 23 from 9:00 a.m. to around 12:00 noon. If you want to have a soul-“ lling experience, come on out for a little baseball. You will never forget it. Field of Dreams player and buddy.Field of Dreams cont. from pg. 1

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 21 Sounds of jazz “ lled the halls of Hickory Creek Elementary School. On Friday, January 18, an esteemed group of jazz musicians from the University of North Floridas Jazz Ensemble II performed at the school. During the two afternoon performances, students and teachers danced in their seats while listening to the rich musical experience. By bringing live cultural performing arts to Hickory Creek, the school is demonstrating its commitment to the critical importance of arts enrichment in the learning of our children. Throughout the school year, the HCE PTO sponsors in-house “ eld trips for its teachers and students. Under the leadership of Margie Aretz, Arts in Education chair for the PTO, these minimal budgeted funds have created rich musical, dance and theatrical performances for the school. Aretz, originally from New York, grew up with the sounds of classical music throughout her home. She studied classical piano as a result. Saddened that Jacksonville lost its full time classical music station, she has focused her e orts on bringing live cultural performances to HCE for the past three years. Our children are getting extraordinary enrichment from the visits by local performing In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Julington Creek Elementary school once again conducted a poster making contest for kindergarten through third grade students and an essay contest for students in grades four and “ ve. These contests were designed to create awareness among our students, of the life and activities of Dr. King, Jr. and of his vision for justice, peace and equality for all. Fourth and “ fth graders were encouraged to write a 200 to 400 word essay on this years topic, Team Work Makes the Dream WorkŽ and the essays were sent to the St. Johns Education Association for judging. Special recognition is due to Tracey Lyons “ fth grade class, as each of them wrote an essay. The following essays were sent for judging from “ fth grades: Larry Lantigios, Delaney Tauzel, Logan Stenzel and Michaela Phelps from Lyons class and Cody Thompson from Cathy Mullans class. Caitie Fechtmuller from Suzanne Marrinans class, Evan Grimm from Tracey Bartons class and Sophia Gale from Renee Spanos represented our fourth grades. Congratulations to all of the students who participated! The kindergarten through third grade posters were judged at Julington Creek Elementary School, with a poster selected to represent each grade. There were also a several Honorable Mentions for each grade level. Winning posters sent to the board o ces were: kindergarten, Mia Visconti in Kris Butlers class; “ rst grade, Savannah Crowe in Ashley Scotts class; second grade, Chaz Sberna in Lara Pierces class; third grade, Clarissa JCE students honor Dr. KingBy Contributing Writer Linda McAnarney, Art Educator, Julington Creek ElementarySpackman in Danielle Trubeys class. Posters receiving Honorable Mentions: kindergarten, Charlene Menjivar in Kerry Eaves class, Nicholas Rueda in Suzanne Graham/Sargants class, Bianca Gonzalez in Cynthia Wests class; “ rst grade, Lily Pierce in Dolly Lucas class, Vivian Allen in Jennifer Carltons class; second grade, Mackenzie Donnelly in Dottie Kirbys class, Hannah Swota in Dian McLeods class, Maddie Reed in Lara Pierces class and Sam Unkefer in Jennifer Schmutzs class; third grade, Mary Krueger in Jacquie Phillips class, Nicole Cunha in Marjory Hazouris class, Jadon Limoges and Kayla Vasco in Melissa Dillards class and Lucas Thompson in Joan Delonys class. Again, congratulations to all of our students for participating! At the district level there were three essay winners in the Elementary Division. Our Evan Grimm won “ rst place and Larry Lantgios won third place! Also, at the district level the overall poster contest winner was our Clarissa Spackman! We want to thank our parents for all of the support and encouragement they have given in completing the project. We hope this has been a fun and positive experience for each of your families. Larry Lantgios and Evan Grimm, district essay winnersHickory Creek Elementary School jazzes it upBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argottartists such as the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Fine Arts, the JSO Instrument Zoo, The Improv E ect, Raines Dance Company and UNFs “ ne Jazz Department,Ž said Aretz. In an age where funding of the arts is literally unavailable, its comforting to know that with a little creativity, performers can be found. These performers are truly ready to work for a nominal fee in order to share their visions with children, while encouraging them to make the arts a natural and fundamental part of their lives from this point onward.Ž Having UNFs Jazz Ensemble II perform at the school was an exciting and rewarding experience for everyone. UNF is home to one of the most recognized performance-based music programs in the country. Dennis Marks, associate professor of Jazz Bass, is the conductor of this elite jazz band. The bands performance repertoire is quite varied. The material chosen comes from all areas of big band jazz, including swing, bop, funk and fusion. This ensemble consistently enjoys the presence of high-quality players, enabling a wide variety of sound colors and textures to be realized. Jazz Ensemble II has played several important venues over the last few years. GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Linda Gay904-287-4913 € lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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Having started Premier Properties in 1999 and growing to be the largest independent o ce in north Florida, Cupulo then purchased the Coldwell Banker franchise in 2010. Coldwell Banker boasts a 95 percent consumer Flu season is in full swing and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) aims to provide the most up-to-date information on in” uenza in the state, including accessibility of vaccines and antiviral medications. The department continues to work in concert with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and urges all Floridians to get vaccinated and monitor their health closely throughout this ” u season. Individuals currently experiencing signs and symptoms of the ” u should contact their primary care provider, to discuss the need for evaluation and antiviral treatment. Vaccines are available throughout St. Johns County and an online ” u vaccine locator can be found at http:// ” ushot.healthmap.org/ which is helpful in identifying community providers in our area that have vaccine. The in” uenza vaccine remains the most important and e ective means of preventing the ” u. It is important to get vaccinated every year, as the strains of ” u virus change from year to year. This years vaccine Congratulations to Meredith Ka ee, daughter of Mark Ka ee and Michele Ka ee and a 2012 graduate of Creekside High School, who was named to Florida Southern Colleges Presidents Scholar List for the 2012 fall semester. The Presidents Scholars list recognizes students that complete at least 15 semester hours, while earning an academic average of 4.0. Meredith is also a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.Spotlight on Students New doctor welcomed Please contact Sekine, Ranser, & Brock, LLC for an appointment! 904-262-5333 laparoscopic techniques. Dr. Wilkes is American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) board eligible. In addition, she is a member of the American Medical Association and the Duval County Medical Society. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Florida, Shands-Jacksonville after attending medical school at the Florida State College of Medicine in Tallahassee. When she is not working, Dr. Wilkes enjoys spending time with her friends, family and church members. She also enjoys playing tennis and is an avid sports fan. Be sure to see the Sekine, Rasner and Brock ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Florida u season in full swinggot news?editor@thecreekline.com closely matches the circulating ” u strains and it is not too late to be vaccinated,Ž said Dawn C. Allicock, M.D., M.P.H., director and health o cer with the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County. Antiviral treatment is recommended at the onset of symptoms for any patient with con“ rmed or suspected in” uenza who is hospitalized, has severe, complicated or progressive illness or is at higher risk for in” uenza complications. This includes children under the age of “ ve (especially those under two years of age); pregnant women; everyone older than 65; and those with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, emphysema, heart disease, diabetes, neurological disorders and cancer. When indicated, antiviral treatment should be started as soon as possible after illness onset, ideally within 48 hours of the “ rst sign of symptoms. However, antiviral treatment may still be bene“ cial in patients with severe, complicated or progressive illness and in hospitalized patients when started after 48 hours of illness onset. 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I started with burnt ends, two-inch cuts of beef ribs with charcoal-black crusty edges„the parts everyone “ ghts over like the baked corners of lasagna. Kansas City is said to have invented the specialty. My entree featured sliced beef, pork and lamb ribs with BBQ sauce. Kansas City style barbeque is slow-cooked, usually over hickory, with a tangy, semi-sweet tomato-based sauce. In addition to dining, my whirlwind tour included the Steamboat Arabia Museum, a venue packed with an impressive display of everyday objects that were sealed in the mud when the steamer sank in 1856. The local recovery e ort reads like a modern day treasure hunt. Some have called it King Tuts Tomb of the Missouri River.Ž Why, even the Smithsonian has their eye on Arabias pristine artifacts. I was escorted to the Kemper Museum for a tour of contemporary art including some Chihuly glass, a popular artist I enjoy. Then, I was o to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, one of the most architecturally complex art museums Ive ever toured. The building contains chapels, villas, oriental temples and massive columned lobbies, as well as one of the best Asian art collections outside China. One room featured an immense Buddha where yoga classes are sometimes scheduled. And, all art museums The St. Johns County School District will hold preregistration for children entering kindergarten and students new to St. Johns County and/ or public schools on Wednesday, March 6 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, April 3 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 1 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. To be eligible for public kindergarten in St. Johns County, children must be “ ve years old on or before September 1 and must reside in St. Johns County. To register for “ rst grade, children must be six years old on or before September 1 and have documentation of successful completion of kindergarten. Parents must register children at the school where they are zoned for the 2013-2014 school year. Three proofs of residency must be provided such as a current mortgage statement, lease or rent agreement and two other forms of residency documentation such as a current electric bill, car registration and/or drivers license. Additional information on residency and guardianship as well as a link to the Attendance Zone Locator can be found on the website at www.stjohns.k12. ” .us under Featured Links.Ž Florida law requires any student entering a Florida school for the “ rst time to show proof of required immunizations documented on the HRS Form 680. Proof of a physical examination that has been obtained within one year prior to enrollment in school is also required. Physical examinations can be Tale of two Kansas CitiesBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com On January 12, 2013, the Nease NJROTC Brain Brawl Team competed in a meet at Clay High School. The Nease cadets had two teams competing among 20 other teams from area high schools. Cadets were tested on naval science knowledge, as well as government, current events and economics subjects for bonus rounds. The Nease AŽ team took home second place overall and they will now progress to Regionals in early March.Nease NJROTC Brain Brawl takes home another win! in KC are free. How cool is that? Downtown Kansas City shines with a 2011 gleaming glass and chrome construction, the Kau man Center for the Performing Arts. The buildings dramatic architecture is reminiscent of Sydneys soaring Opera House. The Kau man, built at a cost of $413 million, boldly declares the citys commitment to live theater, symphony, ballet and opera. I next meandered through the National World War I Museum, the only World War One museum in the United States. As you enter you cross a glass bridge above a garden of orange-hued arti“ cial poppies. The guide explained that each of the 900 ” owers represent 1,000 causalities in the war. That statistic gave me goose bumps. I soon came to realize my scant understanding of WWI and suspect most folks learn a great deal from the interactive displays and “ lms. Somehow I managed to stay awake for jazz at the Majestic. The basement setting was ideal for the blues playing combo. The informal atmosphere allowed for drop-ins, yet others dined and remained all evening. The next day I drove to Kansas City, Kansas. During the 1980s and 90s, residents found their hometown in a downward economic spiral. Luckily, they got a break when the $208 million Kansas Speedway opened in 2000. The NASCAR track spun magic and Wyandotte County surged with new business. This past year the Hollywood Casino was added to the Speedway property. Sports fans celebrated the recent construction of Livestrong Sporting Park, a soccer-only stadium adjacent to the Speedway. This venue is the high techiest park in the United States and KCK area fans are die-hards.The two Kansas Cities whirled such surprises that I felt my head spin like Dorothys house. Unfortunately, it was time for me to click my heels and to go home. If you havent gone to Kansas City, you owe yourself a visit. Student pre-registration scheduledperformed by either a private physician or by the county health department. Students can be registered during the spring and summer for the 2013-2014 school year; however, parents are encouraged to register during the designated dates above so that schools can adequately prepare for the new school year. Additional information regarding registration and school attendance zones may be obtained from the Student Services O ce at 547-7598.

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Friday Marc h 15t h 6 :30-9:30 @ Bl a ck Creek Outfitter s register today! yoga-den.co m On Saturday, January 19 the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail joined the Friends of Alpine Park, St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and many members of our community for the Get Fit with Friends and Family Arbor Day One-Mile Students are given $100,000 to invest in the stock market. Their goal is to have the best returns at the end of the three month session. Students may invest their money in any company that they choose and may buy and sell stock throughout the time frame. Between Kellie Landens and Mitch Guricks “ fth grade classes, Julington Creek Elementary won “ rst, second and third place for Northeast Florida region. The winners are: “ rst place, Samantha Mace and Juliana Lijeron; second place, Zachary Creel; third place, Lily Thompson and Desmone Lawson.Dr. Alan Krantz, D.D.S. and his sta celebrated the holidays by organizing a food drive in their o ce. The sta and the o ces patients donated a total of 196 pounds of food, all of which went to the Winn Dixie Food Bank. We like to run charitable The Mother/Son Pirate adventure was a blast. We had so many people helping to make it a success. We did not know WCE had so many adventurous moms! We had big and little pirates following clues to the treasure chest, walking the plank and running the obstacle course. Capt Mayhem entertained. On Friday, February 8, 2013 we hosted the Daddy/Daughter dance. WCE has the most beautiful girls, especially when they are being escorted across the dance ” oor by dad. And, talk The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail supports the Friends of Alpine ParkBy Contributing Writer Carol A. HigleyFun Run/Walk and Health and Wellness Expo. In addition to sponsoring a booth to help restore the interior of the 1890s farmhouse at the park, Rotarians were found throughout the event promoting health and wellness and celebrating the environmental beauti“ cation of the park. Members of the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail were on hand to answer questions about Rotary and spread the word of the valuable service e orts in our local area and beyond. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays at Westminster Woods in Julington Creek. For more information, please contact club president, Thomas Carroll, at tfcarrollusmc@gmail. com.Dentists philanthropic e orts continue with Food Bankevents or participate in them as an o ce all through the year,Ž says Dr. Krantz. We especially like to give back during December, doing our part in helping make others holidays a little better.Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!JCE stock market simulation winners! Wards Creek Elementary newsBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelliabout proud fathers„we have them! There was more than one dad with a sni e watching their little girls in fancy dresses and dress shoes. Presidents day is Monday, February 18 and WCE students and teachers are looking forward to another three-day weekend. Tuesday, February 26 begins FCAT. Our students have been working hard to be prepared. We are ready! Go Warriors! Picasso cont. from pg. 1or The ArenaŽ as it is called you even see a seated audience attending the “ ght.Ž There is a video running continually on the back wall covering speci“ c events of Picassos life and there is an entire wall carrying a timeline story board depicting his marriages and the birth of his child, Paloma. Born in 1881, in Malaga, Southern Spain, Pablo Picasso became one of the greatest and most in” uential artists of the 20th century. Picasso has drawn images on every medium imaginable. The ceramics shown at this event carry the bull “ ghtingŽ theme of this show; he even designed a matadors costume for his favorite bull“ ghter! Even though Picasso lived most of his life in Paris, he was still a Spaniard at heart. When he died in 1973, he chose to be buried in a matadors black cape. The exhibition, Picasso Art and Arena, is designed for families as well as the art connoisseur. The exhibition o ers tours led by specially trained guides who interact with the attendees. The exhibition is presented in both English and Spanish. The St. Augustine Visitor Center is located at 10 West Castillo Drive. Parking is very convenient as the citys parking garage is located just to the rear of the Visitors Center; entrance to the garage is o of Cordova Street. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children ages seven to 12, $20 for a family of four and free for children ages six and younger, military in uniform and Flagler College students with identi“ cation. Tax will be added to these prices at the time of purchase. Please visit www.picassoartandarena.com or call 825-1053 for more information. The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information on advertising, call Linda Gay 904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 25 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit Cove www.theupsstorelocal.com/3927 The UPS StoreYour one stop for: Packing Shipping Print Materials Mailbox Services Moving Supplies Business Cards Small Business SolutionsDoug NunneryConveniently located in your neighborhood and are here to serve you! You can avoid the ” u this season by taking one simple step: Get a ” u vaccination. Unfortunately, some people think that getting a ” u immunization is too much trouble or costs too much. Or, they swear that a ” u immunization will make them sick or make them more likely to catch the ” u„or even colds. Seasonal in” uenza„the ” u„is caused by one of several strains of in” uenza viruses (type A or B) that infect the nose, throat and lungs, making life miserable for a week or two for many people„and deadly for some. Flu season can begin as early as October and peak anywhere from late December to early April, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Your best defense against the ” u is to get immunized. Depending on your age, you can do that in one of two ways: € With a ” u shot, given with a needle. This form of the vaccine contains killed virus and is approved for all people older than age six months.It wont be long and we will be working in our yards again. This year, pledge to be River Friendly by using less fertilizer and chemicals on your lawns, planting native and droughttolerant plants and using water as e ciently as possible. Rain barrels and cisterns are one way to conserve and help protect our water resources. By collecting and using rainwater to water plants or wash our cars, we can prevent the over pumping of groundwater and help protect our St. Johns River. Capturing rainwater also reduces stormwater runo that can carry fertilizers and harmful chemicals into the river and its tributaries. What is a rain barrel or cistern? A rain barrel is a simple rainwater harvesting container that collects rainwater from your roof. Most rain barrels typically hold 50 to 75 gallons of water. However, you can purchase much larger aboveground or underground storage tanks, often referred to as cisterns. You can see an example of both a rain barrel and a large cistern at the Whole Foods in Mandarin. How can I use the water? Rain is naturally soft water and devoid of minerals, chlorine, ” uoride and other chemicals, so it is better for your lawn or garden. I even know of someone who uses it to wash their hair, for this same reason! You can A simple way to keep the u awayBy Contributing Writer Kristin Mackery, Coordinator, Community Relations and Volunteers, Baptist Medical Center South€ With a nasal-spray vaccine. This form contains live, weakened ” u viruses that cannot cause the ” u. This form is approved for healthy, nonpregnant people ages two to 49 years, except those who have diabetes, a weakened immune system, heart problems or chronic respiratory disorders, such as asthma. Check with your doctor to see if this form of the vaccine is right for you. A ” u vaccination is most important for children six months to 59 months; adults ages 50 and older; anyone with a chronic disease; anyone who lives in a nursing home or other long-term care site; health care workers; and people who are in frequent contact with the elderly or chronically ill. The CDC says children between six months and age eight who were never immunized or received only one dose of vaccine in the previous year should get two full doses of vaccine, one month apart. It is not too late to receive a ” u vaccine. You can stop the spread of germs by covering your nose or mouth Rain barrels for the riverBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeperattach a garden hose, soaker hose or use a watering can under the spigot. However, the water should not be used for drinking. Why should I use one? The average person living in the watershed of the St. Johns River uses approximately 140 gallons of water a day and more than 50 percent of that is for outdoor use. By harvesting rain water, you can conserve water and lower your water bill! How can I purchase a rain barrel? For a limited time, St. Johns Riverkeeper is o ering high-quality rain barrels at a huge discount. You can purchase a 50-gallon rain barrel for $65 or two for $120. The deadline to pre-order is February 25. Then, pick up your rain barrels at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Community Day on Saturday, March 2. This event is free and open to the public and will include a plant sale and informative displays about River Friendly practices! So, what are you waiting for? Install a rain barrel and help do your part to conserve water. Go to www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org to order your rain barrel today, take the River Friendly Pledge and learn more about how to reduce your impact on our St. Johns River. St. Johns Countys Alpine Groves Park received statewide recognition as the Florida Communities Trust named it Park of the MonthŽ for January 2013. Located in NW St. Johns County between the St. Johns River and William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway, On February 23, First Florida Credit Union will host a Kids Safety Fest featuring McGru the Crime Dog at their County Road 210 branch. This fun and free Kids Safety Fest will be open to the community and provide parents with resources and education to help keep kids safe at home, in the car, on the internet and at school. First Florida will have fun “ lled activities for children and parents. McGru the Crime Dog will feature the Safe Kids Total I.D. System; children can have their picture and “ ngerprints professionally taken by a trained associate. The event will include a live broadcasting by Lite 96.1s Yvonne Velazquez, free refreshments and face painting by Cotton Meet McGru the Crime DogCandy the Clown. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Department of Children and Families, First Coast No More Homeless Pets and St. Johns County Fire Department will be on site sharing ways to keep children safe in many di erent situations. The FHP will use a crash simulator and o cers will demonstrate the importance of wearing seat belts. Were thrilled to bring this event to our community! Safety is very important to us, especially when it comes to our children,Ž said First Florida Branch Manager Sarah Bradley. when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands with soap or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Also, avoid close contact with sick people,Ž says Donna Cooley, BSN, RN, employee health coordinator at Baptist Medical Center South. Doctors also advise ” u shots for women who plan to be pregnant during ” u season. The CDC says ” u shots are OK for breastfeeding mothers. Even if you dont fall into one of the above groups, however, you are still a candidate for the vaccine if you want to avoid the ” u.Alpine Groves Park honored as Park of the MonthŽ for January Alpine Groves is a passive park featuring more than 54 acres of natural landscape and scenic views. The park is anchored by a partially restored turn-of the-century homestead, a farm-themed playground, a picnic area and a butter” y garden. Alpine Groves also o ers a citrus grove, moss-draped oak and magnolia trees, a high blu overlooking the river, a covered dock for “ shing and canoe/kayak launching and a wooded trail. A designated destination on the Great Florida Birding Trail, the park provides a natural landscape for taking photographs, painting or observing an abundance of wildlife including eagles, osprey, owls and wood ducks. The Florida Communities Trust partners with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to assist communities in acquiring land for parks and open spaces by providing grant funds. Preservation 2000 and Florida Forever funds awarded by the Trust have resulted in the acquisition of a diverse collection of local and regional facilities o ering a wide range of recreational opportunities and nature experiences. Please visit www.sjc” us/Recreation/Parks/AlpineGroves.aspx for additional information.

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Page 26, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Dr. Levine is dedicated to your family’s health through every stage of life. He has served Julington Creek for more than 12 years and is ready to provide you with a medical home. Services include: Sports/school physicals Immunizations Well visits for adults and children GYN care Coordination of care for chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) On-site lab for all blood drawsFinding the right family doctor just got easier.Same-day acute appointments 287.2794Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek1400 Bishop Estates Road, St. Johns, FL 32259 Donald J. Levine, MD Board-Certified, Family Practice, along with Carol A. Noell, PA-C 13 www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md Spring & Summer MAKEUP LAUNCH JULINGTON CREEK904.209.13202758 Racetrack Rd.Publix Plantation PlazaTues.~Fri. : 9am-8pmSaturday : 9am-7pm $20 Reservation Fee ALL returned in makeup just for you! Appointment Required.MARCH 212:00~6:00PM St. Johns Sod & Pavers 904-414-0696 This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Django Unchained an action packed western-drama, great for adults. Somewhere in the South a slave, Django, portrayed by Jamie Foxx, is separated from his wife and sold. On his journey to new surroundings, a German bounty hunter-dentist, Dr. King Schultz, seeks him out for knowledge he may have regarding the group he is hunting. In this encounter, Django is o ered freedom and the chance to train as a hunter. He proves to be a very adept and willing learner. But all is not golden in his bounty-hunting, free-living world. Djangos wife, Broomhilda, depicted by Kerry Washington, has been sold to a plantation specializing in mulatto “ ghting and providing slaves for pleasure purposes. Leonardo DiCaprio portrays the plays the owner of Candieland plantation and the owner of Broomhilda. Django learns his new trade well and after multiple hunts with Dr. Schultz, they decide to seek out a means to buy Djangos wife and that will never be Dr. Dorothy Headley Israel, Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, is originally from New York and was born at the time of the Harlem Renaissance. She has lived in St. Augustine for the past 19 years. Educated at New York University where she later taught, she received her masters degree in social work at Clark-Atlanta University and a doctorate at Union Institute and University in Counseling psychology. Through out her professional life she has traveled extensively for government and private organizations in Africa, South America, the Caribbean and Europe recruiting professionals to study at Stony Brook University, School of Social Welfare where she headed the human growth and development sequence. She also worked in countries to assist in the provision mental health services to meet the needs of populations served. Writing has been a hobby during her retirement years and expresses the joys of growing up during the Harlem Renaissance and pains in being an African American woman. Since living in St. Augustine, she has been the recipient of several To celebrate 25 years of service to the community as a leader in early childhood education, The Goddard School located in Saint Johns is kicking o the national organizations 25th anniversary festivities with a special fundraising campaign to bene“ t Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). To commemorate its milestone year, The Goddard School located in Saint Johns is joining in the celebration and fundraising e orts, with the hopes of helping reach a national goal of $250,000. To reach its individual goal of $577, The Goddard School located in Saint Johns will be fundraising until February 15. The majority of the money raised locally will stay in the community. The nearly 400 Goddard Schools nationwide will also be fundraising to support children and families served by their local RMHC Chapters. At The Goddard School, even the youngest children School celebrates 25 years of learning by raising funds for charitylearn about compassion and cooperation. This partnership with RMHC provides a fantastic opportunity for children to learn about good deeds and what it means to support those in need,Ž said Laura Pinover-Sadler, owner of The Goddard School located in Saint Johns. The fundraising e orts for RMHC allow the children to learn “ rsthand the importance of helping other families in our community and across the country.Ž In addition to the schools fundraising e orts, the children will be creating birthday cards to support children served by their local RMHC Chapter. The birthday cards will be distributed throughout the year by RMHC directors to pediatric patients or family members celebrating birthdays during their, or a loved ones, hospital stay. For every card that The Goddard School located in Saint Johns collects, Goddard Systems, Inc., franchisor of The Goddard School, will donate $1 to RMHC (up to $25,000). We are grateful for the support we receive from The Goddard School. By raising awareness and funds for RMHC, together, we are able to help provide hope, healing, resources and strength to families who are facing the battle of their childs medical crisis,Ž said Marty Coyne, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities.Movie ReviewDjango UnchainedDirected by: Quentin Tarantino. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) as easy as it sounds. The South and the times were a violent place to be and even more so for slaves, so, can love triumph? Quentin Tarantino is a master at presenting some of the most controversial subjects in a new light and he has done so with Django. Throughout the violence and action there is hope and comedy; in addition Tarantino always provides spot-on music for the stories evolving. Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington show how dreams can come true; she is his muse and reason to “ ght overwhelming odds. Foxx also is surprisingly skilled as the new bounty hunter, a natural with a gun, even when facing the Klan. Christoph Waltz is funny, charming and understanding as the man who frees and trains Django, a stand-out in the world of violence and slavery. Samuel Jackson is also great as the man to hate as a black man doling out punishment to slaves. He is second only to Leonardo DiCaprio, who is the master, not only of the plantation, but masterfully wily, slimy and evil. His faade of civility is a thin blanket to his real nature and played well. Tarantino has provided humor and vast amounts of slick gun-“ ghts in this story of tortured love and controversy, a time that will never live in infamy. Facing discrimination in St. Augustineawards including The Rowita Award for Recognition of Women in the Arts, The Enterprising Women of Florida Leadership Award and the state writing contest. She is active in St. Augustines civic organizations including the board of Excelsior Museum and Cultural Center as creative designer; Secretary, Fort Mose Historical Society; chair, mentoring program, The Venetian Club of St. Augustine, Inc; member of American Association of University Women, St. Augustine Chapter. She is a member of St. Cyprians Episcopal Church. She enjoys walking on the beach daily with Destiny, a Beagle of 12 years. Come join us with your brown bag lunch for this special program from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on February 14 at the Main Library in St. Augustine. Dessert and co ee will be served. The program is open and free to the public. For more information, please contact FOL president, Toni Siriani (Toni825@hotmail. com), the Main Library at 8276940 or “ nd us on Facebook by searching: Main Library St. Augustine … Friends of the Library of St. Johns County. Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: February 14Full: February 25 Last Quarter: March 4 New: March 11 editor@thecreekline.comYOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!The CreekLine

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 27 Announcing our new location in St. Johns County! OPENING APRIL 2013Call now and schedule your complimentary New Patient Exam! Ross and Ross Accounting and Tax Service Tax Preparation Quickbooks Setup/Training287-3737 Saint Johns, FL 32259-6299 www.rossandross.com www.Digital ER Digital ER FREEPhone Casew/ screen repairNot to be combined with any other offer. Expires 2/28/13 $15 OFFIPhone Screen RepairNot to be combined with any other offer. Expires 2/28/13 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 Chiropra Meal Pla Weig Fibr Congratulations to Nease senior wrestler Branden Wade (160 lbs) who, with a record of 32-3 for Nease, placed second at the District 2A meet and advanced to the regional tournament later in February. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7, St. Augustine, held its annual Change of Watch ceremony and dinner on January 10 at the Royal St. Augustine Golf Club, installing a new slate of o cers for 2013. O cers inducted include: Flotilla Commander David Patrick; Vice Commander Steve Parsons; Communications, Bob Bond; Communication Services and Information Systems, Joe Rassa; Diversity and Historian, Annette Schultz; Finance, Jerry Shagam; Human Resources and EOC Liaison, Kevin Dunne; Materials, Steve Craven; Marine Safety, Chris Bonnevier; Member Training, Bill Hall; Navigation Systems, Keith Cordaro; Operations (Air), John Roderick; Operations (Surface), David Boyle; Public A airs, Bob Schultz; Publications, Dee Lexandra; Public Education, Vic Aquino; Partner Visitation, Pat Fagan; Secretary, Brigitte Baumann; and Vessel Examinations, Harold Westover. Coast Guard Auxiliary Achievement Medals were The Ponte Vedra Storm U13 Girls Gold soccer team took rst place at the Ormond Beach Invitational held January 19 and 20, 2013. They competed in the top Boys U13 Division beating FL Rush Swoosh (Orlando) 2-0; FC United Black (Palm Coast) 5-0; Ormond Beach Apollo Red 7-2; and Golden Isles SA United 3-0. The team is now ranked 10th in the nation and is coached by Scot Shewey. The players at this tournament were Claire Amici, Dani Anderson, Bella Dawson, Alisa Detlefsen, Piper Dotsikas, Sierra Maingot, Molly Miller, Abbey Newton, Devyn Reeves, Noelle Rolfsen, Madi Sagas, Maya Semel, Jade Sparks, Katelyn Tauzel, Shelby Weiss, Bailee Williams and Emma Voigt.Congratulations to Nease senior Branden Wade PV Storm U13 Girls Gold soccer team takes rst place Coast Guard Auxiliary holds Change of Watch and awards ceremonyBy Contributing Writer Robert Schultz, Flotilla 14-7 Public Affairs Of cerawarded to Aquino for his service in the “ eld of public education and to Boyle for his service in the “ eld of operations. Ann Ping was awarded the Auxiliary Commandants Letter of Commendation for her service in information services from 2006 through 2011. New Member of the Year Awards went to Chris Bonnevier (Marine Safety) and Kevin Dunne (Human Resources and Emergency Operations Center Liaison). The Flotilla 14-7 2012 Auxiliarist of the Year Award went to Robert Schultz for outstanding services in the area of public a airs. Flotilla 14-7 meets on the “ rst Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Yacht Club at Lighthouse Park. Please visit the Flotilla 14-7 website: a0701407.wow.uscgaux.info. Library system welcomes novelist Alex GrecianThe St. Johns County Public Library System is pleased to invite residents to a special evening of Victorian mystery led by novelist Alex Grecian from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 at the St. Johns County Administration Auditorium, located at 500 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine. As the author of The Yard, the 2013 St. Johns Reads book, Grecian will discuss his work, a tale of murder, forensics and Victorian age London. To learn more about The Yard or to get further details about the full month of programming for St. Johns Reads, please visit www.sjcpls.org. got news?editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 28, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com REACH UP. REACH IN. REACH OUT. Service times: Sunday at 10 am Wednesday at 7 pm Cunningham Creek Elementary School REACHJAX.COM likeŽ us on Facebook Faith News 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 ElderSource, Inc. and Dignity U Wear are partnering to help keep seniors warm in Northeast Florida. Thanks to funding from the Community Foundation in Jacksonville, winter accessories, socks, slippers and blankets will Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) will offer, for the 11th year, their Fish and Shrimp Fry during Fridays of the Lenten Season. The meals begin on February 15 and conclude on March 22. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A lunch of fried “ sh, shrimp or a combination of both will be o ered with the trimmings of fries, beans or cole slaw and hush puppies. Dinner will o er the same menu plus a broiled “ sh prepared Francaise style with rice and cole slaw. Broiled shrimp is available or a combination of both broiled “ sh and shrimp. Finally, a tempura shrimp dinner is also on the menu. Chicken strips are available for the kids. Drinks and homemade desserts are sold by the OLGC Ladies Guild. The church is located in the World Golf Village area on State Road 16 near International Golf Parkway. All proceeds go ObituaryMyrna J. Fitzgerald, 77, of Switzerland, departed this life on January 13, 2013 of a massive stroke. She was born to Martha O. and Leon P. Horton on January 7, 1936, in Cincinnati Ohio. She leaves behind her loving husband Robert J. of 35 years, their children Timothy T. Fitzgerald of Payson, Arizona, Chandra R. Law of Plant City, Florida, Joseph H Fitzgerald of Wheatley Heights, New York; Grand Children, Alana L. Powers and Derek E. Powers of Plant City, Florida and Amber R. to the continued development of the OLGC church and its ministries. St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church is o ering their parents Morning Out program for the 2012-2013 school year. If your child(ren) are between 12 months and four years old they can be enrolled in our program. The program runs on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The children are taught di erent prayers and bible verses and do this while having lots of fun. The goal of the program is to help develop and increase their Christian beliefs while giving parents a few children-free hours. The sta has been highly trained and many of them belong to St. Francis. Please consider having your little one(s) participate in what we believe is a great program. Please contact the church at 615-2130 for more information.Community collaborations aim to keep seniors warmbe distributed to seniors in need through the ElderSource network, assisted by the Meals on WheelsŽ drivers of Aging True. Low-income seniors in Northeast Florida are often unprepared for cold snaps that hit the First Coast and often do not have discretionary funds to purchase new, warm clothing items. We are honored to serve seniors in our community with the gift of new clothing. Providing warmth during the winter speaks directly to our mission of providing dignity,Ž said Barbara Truncellito, executive director of Dignity U Wear. Now is a critical time for the elderly. Low income seniors often “ nd themselves unprepared for the cold winter temperatures, as they have put o purchasing the clothing they need for other more pressing purchases, such as rent, food and medication. The help being provided through Dignity U Wear is very timely and much appreciated,Ž added Linda Levin, executive director of ElderSource.Renee Knight and Tia Davis with ElderSource receiving warm clothing for seniors from Dignity U Wear. Fitzgerald of Payson Arizona; and Great grandchild, Tegan D. Powers of Plant City, Florida. She is also survived by her sister Sunny Richards of Caro, Michigan and her brother Larry Horton of Fresno, California. Myrna was a master seamstress and enjoyed crafts of all kinds. She “ lled her familys and friends homes with loving memories of her creative abilities. She also had a deep a ection for her dog who was never far from her side. In lieu of ” owers, the family requests donations to the ASPCA, www.aspca.org/donate.Tech Tip Tuesday Tues, Feb. 26 € 1 PM Bartram Trail Branch LibraryPlease join us for any of these free sessions: 1:45: Sites & Apps Show & Tell … Open format discussion of staffs and participants favorite sites and apps. 2:45: Google Drive … Drive is the updated version of Google Docs. Come learn about this free word application suite in the cloud. 3:45: Biography Resource Center … Between Black History Month and Womens History Month, we know youre looking for some quick biographical information. Learn how to access books and journal articles online for free with your library card. 5:45: Google Drive … Drive is the updated version of Google Docs. Come learn about this free word application suite in the cloud. 6:45: Biography Resource Center … Between Black History Month and Womens History Month, we know youre looking for some quick biographical information. Learn how to access books and journal articles online for free with your library card. For additional information, please call 827-6960. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 29 A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org Mulch DELIVERED FREE to your HOME! $3.00 per bag! Standard 2 Cu Feet Retail Bags (Cypress, Red Cypress or Pine Nuggets)Delivery area includes 32259 zip code to CR 210Choice of two delivery dates: February 16 or March 16 !Order from your Local Scout or ONLINE at: www.julingtoncreekscouts.com PAYPAL AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR PAYMENT! Boy Scout Troop 280 Julington Creek Sponsored by River of Life UMC 4th AnnualI LOVE You Very MULCH SALE!BENEFITS LOCAL SCOUTS IN JULINGTON CREEK AND FRUIT COVE Mu l c h DELIVERED FREE to yo ur HO ME! $ 3 .00 per bag! S tan d ar d 2 Cu Feet Retai l Bags ( C yp ress, Re d Cy press or Pine Nu gg e t Delivery area includes 3 2259 zip code to CR 21 0 Cho i ce of two del i very dates: F ebruary 16 or March 16 Order f rom y our Local Scout or ONLINE a www. j ulingtoncreekscouts.com PA YP AL AV AI LA BLE ONL IN E FOR PA YM EN T! “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 I am a 59 year old retired business woman, I have Multiple Sclerosis and use a wheelchair. In my mind, completing a bowel prep would be impossible for me. It was the perfect excuse to avoid my primary care doctors gentle urging for the last nine years to have a colonoscopy. When I started having diarrhea frequently and black tarry stools, I relented. In order to prepare for this test you must completely clear your bowels. You can ingest no solid food and can only have broth, Jell-o and clear liquids 24 hours before the test. My brother talked to me about the preparation. He highly recommended the Suprep Bowel Prep Kit and drinking a lot of water since the more water you drink, the quicker you are ” ushed out.Ž Two hours later the “ rst part of the preparation was over. I did this twice, once at 3:00 p.m. and once at 9:00 p.m. My brother was right. It was that easy. The next morning I went to the hospital for the colonoscopy. The anesthesia used was Propofol in my IV. I did not have to count. The next thing I remember, I opened my eyes and it was over. The doctor removed several polyps, but there was a large mass he couldnt remove. He showed me pictures of my colon and they were very clear. This biopsy was negative for cancer. He referred me to a surgeon to remove the mass. A few days later, the surgeon attempted polyp removal with a colonoscopy, but he couldnt get it all. He told me that he took a biopsy and I should call the o ce by Friday without fail. I think that he suspected something. It took about 10 days for the results. The doctor said, Ms. Watkins, you have cancer. Make an appointment as soon as possible. Do you have any questions?Ž I was too stunned to ask any questions. The rest was just a blur. My head was spinning! I told my husband “ rst. He was quiet and very calm. I called my sister second. It was horrible, but for some strange reason I became very calm. I know now it was the Holy Spirit.Colonoscopy or cancer?By Contributing Writer Vicky Duffer WatkinsWhen I met with the surgeon at the o ce he told me, I wasnt able to remove the entire mass with a colonoscopy. The next time I will do it laparoscopically, but I will be prepared to make an incision, if necessary. Then you will be in the hospital for approximately seven days. I have consulted with your neurologist because Im not sure how your MS will withstand the surgery. You will enter the hospital the day before for the preparation.Ž I told him I preferred to do the prep at home and the surgeon understood. He also understood that I did not want a colostomy bag but that he should do whatever it takes to get rid of the cancer. I was cautiously optimistic. My husband and my sister both knew that if I died, I would go to heaven. 2 Corinthians 5:8 says, We are con“ dent, I say and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.Ž I had this blessed assurance. For the laparoscopy, the anesthesiologist used Propofol. I didnt remember closing my eyes. I remember opening my eyes and they told me it was over and everything went “ ne. The surgeon told me, I made an incision and removed 8-1/2 inches of your colon and stapled the two pieces back together. We will get the results of this biopsy in a week. We will do another colonoscopy in a couple of days to make sure everything is still in place.Ž The next colonoscopy went great! Recovery was a slow process. I asked for physical and occupational therapy because I had lost all my core body strength. When the surgeon came to my room to discharge me to the rehabilitation hospital, he said, I took biopsies from 19 surrounding lymph nodes where we removed the section of your colon, and you are cancer-free. Ive never seen anything like it. No chemo and no radiation treatments are required.Ž God took care of everything! Family, friends, my church and people from churches around the country that I didnt even know had been praying for me. While in the hospital God gave me so many people to share my testimony with, it was unbelievable! My message to you is this: If you are age 50 or you have problems in the bathroom, have a colonoscopy. In my mind, this could have been avoided if I hadnt been so afraid. You can do it even if you use a wheelchair! St. Johns Reads EventC. Ann Staley Genealogy Workshop Sat., Feb. 23 € 2 PMBartram Trail Branch Library Not only do black sheep in the family tree add some excitement, they also tend to leave a paper trail. Certied genealogist, C. Ann Staley, will show us how to identify what types of court records might be associated with our ancestral criminal masterminds and where to nd them. This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary. Call 827-6960 for more information. ( 904 ) 826-6880 Whether you need know the market value of your home or need a question answered about residential real estate, O.H.M. Real Estate provides all your real estate needs: Buying … Selling … Leasing Call today for your professional real estate consultant and customized service. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com

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In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter announced open registration in October for Walk MS, the rallying point of the MS movement and one of the societys annual fundraisers. The North Florida Chapter will host seven Walk MS fundraisers in North Florida during April, 2013. This year, a new location has been added in Ft. Walton Beach at Uptown Station. Walk MS draws hundreds of people from the North Florida area to enjoy festivities, food, music, contests and games with the purpose of creating awareness about multiple sclerosis and raising funds toward a world free of MS. Funds raised from each event will bene“ t the Society and go toward research, programs and services for people a ected by MS. An estimated 18,000 people are a ected by multiple sclerosis in the North Florida area. This year, the North Florida Chapter hopes to raise more than $230,000 toward a world free of MS. Research funds advance the treat-North Florida Chapter adds Walk MS location for April 2013ment for MS, such as the “ rst oral therapy for MS that was approved by the FDA in 2010. To register, participants can visit walkMSnorth” orida.org or call 332-6810. Registration is free and fundraising is encouraged. Volunteers with a wide range of skills, talents, abilities and interests are also greatly appreciated and needed to produce this event. From pre-event planning to day-of implementation, it takes hundreds of volunteers to make Walk MS successful. Families, corporate groups, and individuals are welcome to participate. Volunteers can register at walkMSnorth” orida.org. 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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 31 Give your Valentine a gift she will thank you for every time she takes a shower! Valentine’s Special Call for a FREE water analysis287-0003www.AllFloridaSoftWater.com C 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. CCIT Design Build Dream it Build itŽ 850-445-8100 Cell Phone www.ccitdesignbuild.comCRC1328173 Imprint Properties, LLCTed F. Schmidt Realtor/Property Manager Sherry R. Schmidt Broker/RealtorLocal Family Owned and Operatedwww.ImprintProperties.com Search like a Realtor!Choose Imprint Properties for ALL of your Real Estate and Property Management needs!904-230-1020Scan code to see what is available where you are. Spring is almost here and its time to think about landscaping needs. Nothing looks better than a fresh application of mulch, but getting the quantities of mulch home can take its toll on you and your car. To raise funds for summer camp this year, Boy Scout Troop 280 is sponsoring their fourth annual I Love You Very MulchŽ sale. The boys organize the sale on their own as they work towards both the salesmanship merit badge and to live the tenet of the scout law that a Scout is ThriftyŽ as they pay their own way to camp. We wanted to combine something that would perform a needed service for the community as well as to provide a means for the boys to earn their way to camp,Ž said Brian Miller, Scoutmaster of Troop 280. We Cleaning up the St. Johns River doesnt just include picking up trash along the shoreline of the river and its tributaries. Protecting our river begins at our homes and businesses and involves preventing trash and pollution from reaching our waterways in the “ rst place. Stormwater that runs o rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots and streets picks up litter, debris, motor oil, lawn chemicals and pet waste along the way, before entering storm drains and our river and its tributaries„untreated. Fortunately, there are many ways to be river friendlyŽ to prevent stormwater, protect our river and enhance our community. River friendly tips: € Create a river friendly yard. Use less fertilizer and chemicals and plant native or drought-tolerant plants to reduce runo and help prevent algal blooms and “ sh kills in the St. Johns. € Allow only rain down the drain. Keep gutters and storm drains free of litter, lawn clippings, leaves, fertilizers and chemicals. Storm drains lead directly to the river. Clogged drains can also contribute to problems with ” ooding. € Slow it down. Redirect downspouts to discharge water onto grassy areas, gardens or beds where it can soak into the ground instead of running o of driveways and sidewalks into storm drains. € Install a rain barrel. Rain barrels conserve water and help prevent runo that can River-friendly tips and practicesBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeperwash fertilizers and chemicals down storm drains and into our waterways. € Avoid toxic chemicals. Chemicals can enter our river or groundwater when they leak, are poured or ” ushed down the drain or toilet or are discarded into a land“ ll. In Jacksonville, take household hazardous waste and ewaste to the citys Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2675 Commonwealth Avenue. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 3878847. In St. Johns County, visit http://www.co.st-johns. ” .us/solidwaste/TransferStations.aspx. € Scoop the poop. Our pets waste can wash into waterways and contribute to the fecal bacteria pollution problem in our creeks. € Maintain vehicles. Leaking ” uids can wash into our waterways. Keep your vehicles running e ciently to reduce air pollution and prevent leaks. € Use water wisely. Install low” ow “ xtures in our houses or businesses, “ x leaks and water lawns and plants only when needed. € Plant a tree. Trees reduce stormwater runo by capturing and storing rainfall, improve air quality, reduce heating and cooling costs, provide wildlife habitat, increase property values and beautify the neighborhood. Learn more River Friendly tips by visiting www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/river-friendly.Keep our community beautifulƒwhile supporting Julington Creek Scouts think people see the great value and convenience in the sale. We are a local troop and money you spend to spruce up the community bene“ ts youth who live here in the community.Ž The mulch is packaged in two cubic foot bags, the same available at retail and is priced at $3. Mulch is being o ered in cypress, red cypress and medium pine bark nuggets with delivery included. Troop 280 is also taking orders over the internet with the option of payment online via PayPal. Ordering is done via a secure link at the troop website at www. julingtoncreekscouts.com. To o set costs of using PayPal, there is a $1 service fee for any order placed online. The boys have scheduled deliveries on February 16 and March 16. Orders should be placed by February 1 and March 1, respectively. The delivery area is throughout the Julington Creek Plantation, south to Greenbriar Road, north to Julington Creek, west to the St. Johns River and east along the County Road 210 corridor to St. Johns Golf and Country Club. If you are interested in supporting our area scouts, please check out our website at www. julingtoncreekscouts.com. For any questions, you may contact Charles Lee at 657-1657. Boy Scout Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek. The troop was founded in 2009 and is sponsored by River of Life United Methodist Church on Race Track Road. It has grown from an original group of “ ve scouts to well over 50 presently. The Scoutmaster is Brian Miller. For the third consecutive year, Baptist Medical Center South has earned the Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. In each of the three years beginning in 2010, Baptist South has achieved an adherence rate of at least 85 percent with the required performance measures. Baptist South, a designated stroke center, has also earned more than 75 percent compliance with six of the programs 10 quality measures. Our team focuses on providing the best and timeliest care to patients with stroke symptoms, and it is gratifying to see their e orts validated again,Ž said Baptist Medical Hospital earns award for stroke programCenter South Hospital President Ron Robinson. In addition to the Get with the Guidelines Stroke award, Baptist South has also been named to the associations Target: Stroke Honor Roll for improving stroke care. Patients experiencing a stroke need to start receiving clot-busting treatments within four hours of the onset of symptoms,Ž said Tammy Daniel, assistant administrator of nursing, Baptist Medical Center South. Florida law requires Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to transport patients presenting with acute stroke symptoms to designated stroke centers. An important facet of Baptists Primary Stroke Centers is their focus on community education and prevention of this potentially debilitating disease. One important focus of this e ort is educating the public about the warning signs of stroke and encouraging them to seek help by immediately calling 911. Do you know the warning signs of stroke? Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden severe headache with no known causePet Center cont. from pg. 1 In addition to the SJC Pet Center are the o cers of Animal Control, who respond to various concerns from setting cat traps and looking for stray dogs and cats, to checking on the welfare of animals in our community. The St. Johns County Division of Animal Control operates under County Ordinance 2012-34. This ordinance creates the St. Johns County Leash and Dangerous Law for dogs and cats. The Leash and Dangerous Law Ordinance was established with everyones safety in mind. In 2012 the leash law, dangerous dog ordinance and noise ordinance were combined into one uni“ ed animal code, thus providing for a uniform document that provides clearer de“ nitions on animal owner responsibilities. It serves as a tool for uniform enforcement by law enforcement, code enforcement and animal control. By keeping your pet on a leash, you protect your pet from tra c if it should dart away. You also safeguard your pet from injury from passersby who may have felt your pet intended them harm. This is our “ rst tip to you as you contemplate visiting the St. Johns County Pet Center to add a furryŽ friend to the family„always keep your pet on a leash when outside your home. For additional information about the St. Johns County Pet Center, including a link to the new St. John County Leash and Dangerous Law, please visit www.co.st-johns.” .us/AnimalControl. The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information on advertising, call Linda Gay 904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 32, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com For Appointment Call904-230-0080 NEW LOCATION! 485 State Road 13Suite 3 (Next to Burger King) Dr. Thomas Lahmannwww.julingtoncreekchiro.com Is Back or Neck Pain Impacting Your Life? Dr. Thomas Lahmann Chiropractic PhysicianHumana Beech Street A Proud Participating Provider for Aetna and Blue Cross / Blue Shield United Insurance Plans Accepts All Auto Insurance Julington Creek Chiropractic & Wellness Center P.A.SpineMedTM Spinal Disc DecompressionA Safe and Pain-Free Procedure Designed for Back & Neck pain Non-Surgical, Drug Free Procedures for: TREE FARM & NURSERY And in Switzerland! FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com Cypress Mulch ~ 2 cubic ft. bag for $2.00 EXP: FEB 2013 Meets, games and matches continue at Bartram Trail as another season of sports begins. Spring athletics include track and “ eld, boys weight lifting, lacrosse, softball, baseball and tennis. With tryouts over and the construction of team building and hard work at hand, athletes are ready for the competition that this year will bring. As the “ rst girls tennis team at Bartram to win the district championship last year and their number one doubles team making it to states, the girls are eager to achieve even greater goals this season. There are a lot of new and younger players on the team this year that will have to step up to the challenge of playing at such a competitive high school level. I feel like we have a talented team and that we are capable of reaching our goal of not only returning to the district championship, but continuing on to win states,Ž said Katelyn Hyatt. With six years of tennis experience and as a third year varsity player, Hyatt, a junior at Bartram Trail, is excited to get back on the courts with her teammates. One, two, three strikes youre outŽ is the chant the Bears softball team will be yelling to their opponents this season. Making it to regionals last year, the girls have set the With the new year beginning, a new semester brings new sports to Nease. Track and “ eld, lacrosse, tennis, baseball, softball and boys weightlifting are all ready to begin their new seasons. Some sports have started conditioning to get ready for their season starting, while lacrosse, tennis and track and “ eld have their “ rst match ups soon. As the boys basketball season comes to an end it was a fairly good season, with the teams record of 10-8. However, the team lost four varsity players for di erent reasons, but then received three more to make up for the loss. The boys and girls tennis teams have a new coach who is preparing them for the season that lies ahead. Twenty players for both varsity and junior varsity make up the team (10 girls and 10 boys) and the “ ghting spirit is strong for this year. For track and “ eld, all the The St. Johns 4-H Youth Development Program is hosting a 4-H Youth Expo on Saturday, March 9 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton, Florida o State Road 207. This event is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This exciting event will feature presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities that will be interesting, informative and fun for youth and adults alike. 4-H Clubs and community organizations such as the Division of Forestry, GTMNERR and the Florida Agriculture Museum will host a variety of hands on learning stations. Free bike helmets (while supplies last) will be “ tted and given out to youth attendees through the e orts of St. Johns County 4-H volunteers and the Florida Traf“ c and Bicycle Safety Education Program. The event will also include 4-H contests and exhibits. The 4-H contests are for enrolled 4-H youth and pre-registration is required. 4-H contests include BTHS Sports RoundupBy Contributing Writer Megan Grant, BTHS Studenthigh goal of going to states this season. Their motto is to be the best they can be and give it their all at every game and chance to win they have. Taylor Aguayo, a varsity player since her freshman year, says, Between returning players and new players, everybody can contribute in some way to make our team better and stronger. If we work hard and most importantly work together, we can accomplish anything.Ž Home runs and double hitters are taking place on the baseball “ elds at Bartram Trail with games just starting and all those practices in fall ball “ nally paying o While six seniors graduated last year from the team, this years group is made up of mostly juniors that are ready to “ ll the big shoes that need to be “ lled. Like all the sports at Bartram, these athletes shoot for the stars with the goal of making it to states as well. One of the Bears starting pitchers, Dalton Whitaker, also a junior who has been playing baseball all his life, tells the goals of the team for the season, The goal we want to achieve is to beat Creekside and Clay, especially since we lost to Clay last year in playo s.Ž Games have just begun and Justin Smith, a junior on varsity, talks about his teams build: Our team has potential and we are the underdogs this year in the district. If we come together like we are capable, then we can make a solid run. Pitching is out strength and with everyday of practice, we continually improve.Ž Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentdi erent events always make it a very fun sport to watch and this year, some graduating seniors have their last season for high school. In particular, Mary Ski and Ceolamar Ways, two outstanding athletes who will be graduating this year, hope that this will be their best season yet. And with Dean Blue as the usual coach, the team is sure to have an impressive season. Boys and girls lacrosse will have their tryouts soon and from then, its all the games. The Nease teams are superb and with a new coach for the girls, a new season is de“ nitely a chance to improve teamwork, skills and the chance to beat rival schools. This new sports season will bring challenges, victories, fun and proof that dedicated athletes can do what they set their minds to. Come out and support our athletes; theyre sure to put up a great “ ght, no matter what their sport is! 4-H announces Youth Expo Consumer Choice Judging, Horticulture Identi“ cation/Judging and Marine Ecology Experience. 4-H arts/crafts, photos, posters and pea plants will be on exhibit as well as a variety of farm animals. Food will be available for purchase on site throughout the day. To be an event sponsor, please contact Geralyn Sachs, 4-H Extension Agent at the St. Johns County 4-H O ce by calling 209-0430 or email gsachs@scj” .us. Join your neighbors and friends to attend this do-notmiss event. For more information about the program and directions, please visit http:// stjohns.ifas.u” .edu or call the St. Johns 4-H o ce at 209-0430. 4-H and all programs and related activities sponsored for or assisted by St. Johns County/ University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are open to all persons with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or a liations. 4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. As one of our nations oldest, yet most current organizations, 4-H is reaching millions of young people with positive youth development opportunities. Dont be confused!Get in the Newspaper that Everyone Reads!Call Linda Gay at The CreekLine today to advertise your business886-4919sales@thecreekline.com • emergency shelter to abused women and their minor children • temporary shelter for rape victims in danger after the crime • individual and group counseling • case management, civil legal representation and court advocacy24 hour crisis hotline: (904) 824-1555 Betty Grif n House of St. Johns County Provides: 886-4919Advertising in T h e C r e e k L i n e The CreekLineWorks!

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 33 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 CREEKS FOOTBALL LEAGUERegister today for the 2013 Pop Warner season! In person: March 9, 16, and April 13 4 RT Publishing, Inc. introduces MEDIA 4 TODAY our in-house ad agency providing your business with new and exciting ways to promote your business! Marketing Services: 4MEDIATODAY a division of RT Publishing, Inc.For more information, please contact Rebecca Taus: (904) 886-4919 or rt@media4today.com. 12443 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223The best way of enticing potential customers to your business is name recognition. Consistency in the style of advertising across various platforms enhances name recognition. Media 4 Today will design your ad, website, brochure, etc. with a consistent style your businesss unique style. For anyone who loves to “ sh this an exciting time of year. With spring almost here its time to start getting all your gear in order, beginning with your rods and reels. You can clean and lubricate reels, replace broken guides and tips on rods At the opening ceremonies for the Field of Dreams, Buddy Joe Davidson was memorialized with the dedication of a tree planted next to the “ rst base dugout. In addition the entire season at the Field of Dreams will be dedicated to Joe Garrett Davidson. Around the “ eld on the fences and on every players uniform are placed hearts with the letters JDŽ in BuddyŽ Joe memorialized at the Field of DreamsBy Karl Kennell Joe Davidsons family in front of the tree planted in his memory at the Field of Dreams.the middle. On August 5, 2012 Joe Garrett Davidson, a 2011 graduate of Bartram Trail High School and its baseball team, lost his life after a tragic car accident. Davidson was just 19 when he died. Davidson showed his devotion to others by volunteering his time and talents to help disabled children, those less fortunate than he, play baseball in the Field of Dreams baseball league. His loving heart, infectious smile and enthusiasm for life were contagious as he helped those children play a sport he so loved. The players of Field of Dreams will miss their BuddyŽ Joe and will keep his memory with them today and always.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkaand swap out old line for new. If you own a boat, now is a great time to start getting all your pre-season maintenance out of the way. Checking and charging batteries is a must to avoid getting stranded on the water or stuck at the dock. Having your engine serviced yearly is an easy way to help limit the chance of breakdowns. Fuel systems, ignition systems, lubricants and cooling systems should all be looked at annually. If you havent already added a fuel stabilizer to your fuel tank, now is the time to do it. Boat trailers are often overlooked when preparing for another season, but shouldnt be. A trailer that is not functioning properly could easily ruin your day before it ever gets started. Just like the rest of your equipment your trailer should be inspected and maintained annually. Lights, wiring, bearings, brakes and axles should all have a good looking over and be repaired or replaced as needed. With many months of “ shing ahead having dependable, proper, and working equipment is a must. Being able to depend on all these di erent items could be the di erence between losing or catching a really nice “ sh, to su ering a costly breakdown rather than a nice day on the water. Preparation is often the key to a successful outing and now is a great time of year to start preparing. Fishing Report: Cat“ sh in channels of creek mouths. Cut bait, dead shrimp or chicken livers should all produce a bite. A slow troll o the end of docks from Goodbys Creek to downtown Jax. should produce sea trout as days begin to warm and spring advances. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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Page 34, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.License #CH8793 Look Good! Feel Great!904 288 Across From Sonny’s BBQ Dr. Bill Foland Gift Certificates Available February Sweetheart Specials $39 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com! As we head into the new 2013 year, our winter Knights pass on their shining armor over to our spring sportsman. All of the spring sports have been eagerly preparing for the season ahead of them, as most have begun training earlier in December. Our winter sports all wrapped up their seasons with quite a bang. The varsity girls soccer team went on to double over time with Bartram girls in their district game. Even with the loss they fought a tough battle all the way through and kept the score tight. The junior varsity girls soccer is not to be forgotten, as they came out with an incredible record of 11-2. In addition to the girls soccer teams, both the boys soccer teams had awesome seasons, with JV losing only one game and varsity holding a 13-4 record. Way to kick it soccer! The past few weeks have been try-out weeks for most of the spring sports. The varsity baseball team is getting ready to hit a home run season this year as they face Bishop Snyder on February 15 and Bartram Trail on February 21. The JV baseball Congratulations to the Creeks Clash U12 Boys White team who won the championship in Flotilla 14-7 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will continue its Vessel Safety Check (VSC) program providing complimentary Vessel Safety Checks at the Vilano Boat Ramp on the second Sunday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Safety Check is conducted by members of the Auxiliary, con“ rming that your boat meets both federal and state safety requirements. No citations are issued for discrepancies and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency. If the vessel has passed the examination, a decal is awarded. Some of the items checked CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentteam will be starting right o the bat challenging the Bartram baseball team at their “ rst game. They will also face the rivaling Ponte Vedra Sharks on February 19. Both the boys and girls lacrosse teams are anxious as ever for their season to start, as they have been preparing for the season all year round with pre-season games and tournaments. They have been working very hard during their preseason this year to bring out the “ ercest lacrosse team yet. The varsity girls lacrosse team plays at home on the February 23 against Lyman High School. Come out and get the girls “ red up as the game starts at 2:30 p.m.! The boys varsity lacrosse team set up to play Episcopal on February 19 and Vero Beach on February 25. Both teams are well prepared to charge at full force and bring out wins this season. The girls and boys track and “ eld teams will be having their “ rst meet on February 23 at Mandarin for the North Florida Invite at 9:30 a.m. All of the runners have been conditioning since before Winter Break and are all very excited to start showing o just how fast they can charge ahead of all the other runners. This year Creekside will also be hosting a CHS select mini meet on February 28 at 5:00 p.m. Come out and support all the runners, jumpers and throwers as they love to have support and enthusiasm. With the coming of yet another line of Knights, we head into the battles head on and always come out as one. Lets keep it up, Creekside! Lets knock the last season of this school year out of the park! We can only go higher!Timing is everythingSilver Division at Ormond Beach Invitational Tournament in January. In a weekend of great soccer, the team peaked on Sunday morning in their “ nal regulation game with a 4-0 victory (over a team that had defeated them twice in the past) to qualify for the championship match up. Their opponent in the “ nal game was a team that defeated them just the day before in a challenging and physical game. But Sunday afternoon, the Clash stepped up again with quality passing and teamwork in a tough but fair match against a team from Ormond Beach to win the championship in the U12 Boys Silver Division. The boys dedicated the victory to teammate Tony Solis (not pictured), who suffered a broken foot in a game on Saturday. Pictured are Cameron Arreche, John Vaughan, Hunter Crist, Jack McNamee, Chip Martin, Jacob Van Petten, Caleb Conlan, Chase Pucci, Evan Walker, Trey Pennington, Herbie Steigelman, Paxton Threatt and Coach Nizam Emamdie. Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?287-49132013 Vessel Safety Check schedule announcedBy Contributing Writer Robert A. Schultz, Public Affairs Of cer, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-07include personal ” otation devices (life jackets), registration and vessel numbering, navigation lights, ventilation, “ re extinguishers, distress signals, battery cover and connections. All of these items are required by state and federal laws and, if missing, non-operating, or in poor repair, can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by the United States Coast Guard or other law enforcement agency. The Coast Guard Auxiliarys VSC o ers a risk-free way to ensure that your vessel meets the minimum legal requirements. Upon completion of the Vessel Safety Check cont. on next pg. The Garden Club of Switzerland met recently at the Bartram Trail Library. The guest speaker was Master Bee Keeper Don Peppers, owner of The Queen Bee Company, who spoke to us about bees and honey. His talk was inspiring and he and his wife Joanne brought some of their fresh local honey for sampling. The next meeting promises to be as exciting and informative. It will be held on Thursday, February 14, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Trout Creek Park in Orangedale. The speaker will be Bill Hamilton, owner of Southern Horticulture in St. Augustine. His topic will be Good Plants for Your Garden.Ž The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 287-9772

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Part-Time Sales Associate Wild Birds Unlimited at Julington Creek is looking fora mature, dedicated person to be part of our sales team. 8-24 hours per week, includes weekend work. Great work environment, no evening hours. Apply at the store or email us your send resume. WBUjacksonville@yahoo.com WANTED MANAGER of ROOF REPAIR DIVISION. Experience in roof repairs and sales required. Position entails selling and doing repairs. Drug Free Work Place. OSHA Compliant. Must have own tools. Call (904) 465-2183 RECEPTIONIST Location: CR210 Of ce (St. Johns) Job Description: Greets patients as they arrive for scheduled appointments; Veri es demographic and insurance information for new and established patients; Schedules patient appointments, tests and referrals. Ensures all patient paperwork is complete before patient is seen in clinic. Quali cations: High school diploma/ College education preferred Minimum of two years' experience in medical of ce. Required Skills: Must have a team player attitude, energetic, with a focus on excellent customer service. Ability to communicate effectively to patients and associates. To apply for an open position, please email your rŽsumŽ and cover letter to humanresources@oastaug.com or fax at 904.209.1035 Bartram Trail Veterinary Hospital seeking receptionist for FT/PT position. High-school degree required, competence in the English language, patience, and pleasant manner a must. Experience preferred, but not required. Skills include strong organizational ability, excellent telephone and in-person communication skills, basic computer and of ce equipment skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, greeting clients; differentiating routine cases from emergency cases; scheduling appointments; entering client, patient, and nancial data into the computer; generating invoices and explaining them to clients; processing payments; and managing the retrieval and storage of medical records. Bene ts after 90-day probationary period include pet care, paid holidays, personal time-off and uniforms. If interested, pick up an application at Bartram Trail Veterinary Hospital 6751 State Road 16, St. Augustine FL or visit our website BartramTrailVets.com and download an application from on-line forms and fax with resume to 904-940-0399 or email to angelaidlaw@BartramTrailVets. Hickory Creek Elementary School 1st Annual Multi-Family Garage Sale, 235 Hickory Creek Trail, Saturday, 2/23/13, 7:30am-11am JOB Finder Looking for a job in NW St.Johns County? Heres w here you can nd one close to home. CLASSIFIED ADS! 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Also, please visit Flotilla 14-7s website at a0701407. wow.uscgaux.info.Vessel Safety Check cont. from previous pageNew-home sales in Nocatee, North Floridas fastest-growing master-planned community, exceeded 500 in 2012„a 62 percent increase over 2011 and nearly three times more than 2010. In all, homebuilders in Nocatee sold 508 new homes in 2012. More than 1,400 families now call Nocatee home. The pace of new-home construction this year surpassed our expectations,Ž said Rick Ray, Managing Partner of The PARC Group, Nocatees master developer. With four new neighborhoods already in progress, we expect new home sales to be even higher in 2013.Ž The new neighborhoods include two within the Town Center, with homes in walking distance to the Town Centers Nocatee has recordbreaking yearshops and other amenities. The Enclave at Town Center includes contemporary and energy-e cient homes and Lakeside features coastal-style homes on the Town Centers lakefront. 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Page 36, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com 287-7800 Locally Owned & Operated Since 19891771 SR 13 N. Fruit Cove, FL3.5 Miles South of Julington Creek Bridge www.mrbestwrench”.com Behind Regions/McDonalds www.mrbestwrench”.com Bartram Trail Relay for Life May 4, 2013 at noon Bartram Trail High School Register as a team and/or support us at upcoming fundraising opportunities.Feb.18 -19 Ruby Tuesday @ Avenues Mall Must present yer located on our website at: www.bartramrelay.com Feb. 23 CarBux Carwash 10am-3:30pm San Jose Blvd, next to Kan-Ki Steakhouse Mar. 9 Relay for Life Event-wide Rummage Sale 9am-1pm Walgreens Parking Lot, corner of SR13 and Racetrack Rd. Mar. 23 Texas Hold Em at Best Bet of Jacksonville, Regency for $50 pre-sale buy or $60 at door; there will be a $20 re-buy for the 1st hour Chance drawing for a 81x99 Quilt: $5 per ticket Apr. 9 Zaxbys 5pm-8pm corner of San Jose Blvd. and Marbon Rd.Contact Becky Kimball at greglbeckyl@bellsouth.net or go to our website www.bartramrelay.com for additional information. Having lost both of my parents to cancer, Relay has given me an active way to heal while providing a positive opportunity to help make sure fewer people lose their loved ones to cancer. Who knows one day the life I help save may be mine!!Ž Marianne Quigg Bartram Trail Relay for Life Event ChairHelp us celebrate MORE birthdays! Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm St. Johns River Farmers Market ~In beautiful Alpine Groves Park ~2060 SR 13, Switzerland, FL 32259 ~info: St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarket@gmail.com www.facebook.com/St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarketVendor Info: 904-347-8900Local produce, baked goods, cheese, delicacies, art, crafts, kids activities, live music & more! On Saturday, March 2, plan to attend the Garden Blitz, an intensive day of gardening instruction at the St. Johns County Extension O ce, located at 3125 Agriculture Center Drive in St. Augustine. The class schedule is as follows: 8:30 a.m. … 9:00 a.m.: Registration 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.: Citrus culture (general session) 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.: Colorful Landscapes or Native Pollinators (concurrent sessions; pick one) 11:00 a.m. … 12:00 noon: Utilizing Vegetables or Herbs Just as we pick and choose our ” owering plants to suit their location, so should we plan our tree planting. We only have to look up at power lines, which are so often threatened by enveloping branches of older trees, to see why. And unfortunately people are still guilty of planting new trees which have the potential to reach 40, 50 feet or more at maturity in similar situations. It clearly is more complicated than simply assessing the soil and light where we would like to plant a tree. How will it a ect our neighbor? That red mulberry will surely deliver some beautiful fruit for the birds, but if it ultimately overhangs our neighbors driveway, then they will have to deal with the messy fruit too. So for a tree to be an asset to all concerned and that surely includes our neighbors, it needs to be in the right place. Thats not to say there is no tree suited to the place where you would have loved to plant a mulberry. If it is birds you desire, why not try a more upright holly, such as East Palatka or a narrow cultivar of the yaupon holly? Keeping the branches well on Mark your calendar for Garden Blitz(concurrent) 12:00 noon … 1:00 p.m.: Lunch 1:00 p.m. … 2:00 p.m.: Vegetable Gardening or Composting (concurrent) 2:00 p.m. … 3:00 p.m.: Lawn Care (general session) To attend this event you must register by calling 2090430. Registration fee is $5 for a single class or $10 for two or more. Refreshments and handouts are included. Lunch is on your own or you can pre-register for a prepared lunch that will include Florida native items in each dish. This lunch will cost an additional $7.GardeningRight tree … right placeBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASyour side of the property line and away from that driveway, will eliminate the nuisance and your neighbor can enjoy the sight of the birds and cheerful winter berries too. The guidelines for planting a tree successfully have changed over the years. We know now that the planting hole should be at least twice as wide as the root ball. If the tree is root bound, circling roots should be cut o all round the root ball, e ectively reducing the diameter, not just sliced vertically in three or four places. None should be going round. The hole should be slightly shallow, to allow for settling. To judge where the soil line should be, look for the root ” are … where the “ rst root starts to spread out from the trunk. Aim to get the top of this root slightly higher than the soil. Dont be fooled by the soil line in the container; the tree will have been repotted in the nursery and it may already be too deep. Water in the tree while adding back only the native soil … no amendments or fertilizer … and make a berm of mulch at the edge of the root ball, mulching around this and not over the roots. Water within the berm, slowly and deeply, and water well in the months that follow. To determine what your tree needs, see table 3 in http://edis. ifas.u” .edu/ep113 Containerized trees can do well planted year round, but establish more easily when planted in the fall or winter, before the dry season April to June, Large trees take many months to establish. Smaller trees can make more growth in the “ rst few years, just about catching up with their older counterparts. They make economic sense. For timely tips: http://duval. ifas.u” .edu/documents/nleafJanuaryFebruary13.pdf Your ad could be in the next issue! Call Linda Gay today! 287-4913LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 37 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 731-55805521 Chronicle Court, 32256 LifetimeEnclosures.com 5 5 FREE In-Home Design ServicesMilitary & Senior Discounts! W/.A.C. See website for complete “nancingACT NOWBEAT THE SPRING RUSH!save15% Jacksonville’s Premier Enclosure Source VISIT OUR DESIGN CENTER TODAY AND SAVE UP TOAN ADDITIONAL $250! See designer for details. With this coupon. Expires on 03-04-13. Starting at $69/month W.A.C The Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics (JCLA) swim team began 2013 with a road trip to the Aiken-Augusta Winter Invitational swim meet in Augusta, Georgia. Forty-nine Loggerhead swimmers traveled to Augusta on Friday, January 18. After a long “ ve hour ride, the Loggerheads enthusiastically hopped o the bus and dove right into the Augusta Aquatics Center pool for warm-ups. Over the course of the three day meet, Loggerhead swimmers would “ nish in the top “ ve 111 times in the event “ nals. JCLA athletes achieved 19 “ rst place “ nishes, 24 second place, 24 third place, 25 fourth place and 19 “ fth place “ nishes. What a great start to the New Year! Loggerhead relay teams swam to victory six times in Augusta. Loggerhead 11-12 girls, Abbey Ellis, Megan Arnold, Summer Stan“ eld and Aubrey Miller, won both the 200 yard free and 200 yard medley relays. JCLA 13-14 boys, Owen Wheeler, Ethan Chestang, Ben Aufdenberg and Carter Strickland, also swept their relays, winning both the 200 free and 200 medley events. The 13-14 year old girls, Lauren Johnson, Rhiannon ODonohoe, Kendall Henley and Eleanor Pollitt, brought in a “ rst place Loggerhead “ nish in the 200 free relay and 15-and-over boys Brendan Johnson, Ren Art, Tan-The Creeks U 12 Boys Premier Blue team recently won the Savannah Boys Rule Tournament held on the weekend of January 26 27, 2013. The team was led by captains Nick Binghi and River Guthrie and coached by Nelson Quintanilla. Jackson Brennan, who was on injured reserve, helped the coach with warm ups and supported the team throughout the tournament. In Game 1, Creeks played JFC (Jacksonville FC). The Creeks team came out with a strong “ rst half moving ahead of JFC by the score of 3 0. The o ense had a great showing with the play of Nick Binghi, Brandon Marchand, Jimmy Dwyer, Zack Hiler and River Guthrie. In the second half, JFC came back with two goals. Creeks held onto the victory with some solid defense with the “ nal score at 3 2. In Game 2, Creeks played the OCSA Coastal Crew Blue team. There was a strong showing of both o ense and defense on the “ eld by the Creeks team. Goalie Matt Morgan was credited with a shutout. Morgan celebrated the victory and his birthday with the team at the soccer complex. Along with Morgan, there was great defensive play by J.J. Alligood, Jack Leonard and Matthew Wolf. There was also some great play and passing combinations by Oscar Aguilar and Davis White. Loggerheads rock the pool in AugustaBy Contributing Writer Lorraine Herrerosner Rogalski and John Brennock won their 200 free relay as well. Top Loggerhead individual “ nishers in Augusta included “ rst place winners Megan Arnold, Abbey Ellis, Ethan Chestang, Dani Gordon, Eleanor Pollitt, Adrian Oake and Jane Wadhams. Second place winners were Ben Aufdenberg, Summer Stan“ eld, John Brennock and Tatiana Brown. Loggerheads who achieved third place were Carter Strickland, Robbie Rait, Rhiannon ODonohoe, Aubrey Miller, John Ryan and Owen Wheeler. Fourth place winners were Michael Morton, Lauren Johnson and Julianna Pettinger. Loggerheads who obtained a “ fth place “ nish were Hadley Browder and Ben Koros. A key ingredient to Loggerhead success in Augusta was the fabulous support all JCLA swimmers receive throughout the year from their teammates, parents and coaches. Way to go Loggerheads! JCLA Loggerhead Aquatics is a year round USA Swimming team which is based at the Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center. Head coach, Mark Corley, is the team director. The rest of the dedicated coaching sta consists of assistant head coach Jennifer Ferguson, head age group coach John Hulvey and Eric Jacob and Barrett Mark, assistant coaches. For more information about the team and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.Loggerheadaquatics.com.Creeks U 12 Boys Premier Blue team goes undefeated in tournamentBy Contributing Writer David Wolf, Team Manager, U12 Boys Premier BlueThe “ nal score of this game was 7 0. The team then moved onto the playo bracket as the number 1 seed in a match against CSA Mundial Select. In the semi-“ nals, Creeks fell behind at half time by the score of 1 0. In the second half, the team came back with some faster play and teamwork. By combining passes and better possessing the ball, the team scored three goals in the second half to seal the victory with the “ nal score of 3 1. In the championship game, the game was a re-match John Mason, Nick Binghi, Zack Hiler, Oscar Aguilar, Matthew Wolf, Davis White, J.J. Alligood, Jack Leonard, Brandon Marchand, Jackson Brennan, Matt Morgan, River Guthrie, Jimmy Dwyer and Coach Nelson Quintanilla against JFC. It was a tough battle between the teams. The game went scoreless during regulation play and then moved on to overtime. The game was also scoreless in the “ rst 10 minute overtime. In the second 10 minute overtime, John Mason showed some great o ense and control of the ball. Mason and Nick Binghi combined on passes and then got the ball to Brandon Marchand who put the ball into the net. The “ nal score of the championship game was 1 0. Brandon Marchand (forward) and Matt Morgan (goalie) were named tournament MVPs by Coach Nelson Quintanilla. The team won with hard work, hustle, smart play and sportsmanship on and o the “ eld. Congratulations to the Creeks U 12 Boys Premier Blue team on the victories and championship. Reach 24,000 potential customers!Advertise in The CreekLine!sales@thecreekline.com

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Page 38, The CreekLine • February 2013 • www.thecreekline.com #1 ROOFING CONTRACTOR C. Sterling Quality Roofing, Inc. $500 OFF for a complete reroof Call Now for FREE ESTIMATES 904-908-4996 www.roofjacksonville.com CCC057991 Specializing in Customer Satisfaction Since 1983 Integrity, professionalism, Security Not Just a Roof! f f f f f f or a $ $ $ $ Celebrating our 30th year in business! Oil Change & Rotation $19.99 $20 Off All Alignments $30 Off any Brake Job03-09-13 Congratulations to the Fruit Cove Middle School girls soccer team who “ nished the season undefeated and did not give up a single goal the entire season. According to Coach Barry Muf” ey, this is a “ rst for middle school girls soccer in St. Johns County. Muf” ey shared, I am extremely proud of each and every one of these girls. We knew at the beginning of the season that there was something very special about this On January 29, lifes reality hit home for the students of Bartram Trail High School when they experimented with the choices and challenges that life presents at the VyStar Reality Fair. Michael Rathjen, the high school branch coordinator for VyStar Credit Union hosted the Experiencing a bit of lifes reality at BTHSBy Karl Kennell program as an o shoot of the BTHS Finance Academy. The Reality Fair was a hands-on, real-life simulation, giving participates the opportunity to experience their futures in a fun and exciting way. How does it work? The students were “ rst asked to assume they are 25 years old and are the primary or sole supporters of their household. After they were assigned an occupation and monthly gross income, they made routine deductions for taxes and medical expenses. Using sample checks and registers, they learned how to record and manage their bank accounts. The fun really began as they moved from one station to another in the simulation, making spending choices among categories of lifes choices. They were faced with choosing housing at Living Large Realtors,Ž transportation at Motor Mania Transportation,Ž banking services at Big Money Bank and Credit,Ž utilities at In the Dark Utilities,Ž insurance at High Maintenance InsuranceŽ and groceries at Lick Your Chops Grocery.Ž With the basics taken care of, they then made their way to more discretionary activities. For those who were presented with children in their lifes scenario there was Kiddie Kennel Child Care.Ž Major Mulla MallŽ and Party AlleyŽ presented choices about just how much the budget would allow and not to be left out was how much they would give back to the community at Lend a Hand.Ž After each choice, the students wrote a check and subtracted the amount from their registers. The big gamble though came when they had to pick out a Lifes ChancesŽ card unseen. Each card represented unexpected expenses and incomes encountered in real life. To their relief, there was only one windfall card and one Go to JailŽ card. BTHS business teacher Matthew Demetrio explained, Our goal is to show these kids that life will happen and there are decisions you can make that will help you live more comfortably in the future.Ž The Reality Fair was the brainchild of Angie Chriest, VyStar vice president of the Julington Creek Branch. She had discovered a similar program being o ered by Anita McKinney, an educator with the UF County Extension O ce, called On My Own.Ž Chriest is also vice president of the VyStar High School Branch Program with a branch at BTHS. Two shining stars from the BTHS Finance Academy program are Anthony Curay and Brittany Rudd, both graduates of BTHS and now working for VyStar. The program has had such an impact on their lives that Rudd, in her early twenties, is awaiting the construction of her “ rst home. This was really interesting,Ž senior Ayisha Morales said. I realized it is not all fun and games when it comes to growing up. So far Im on budget and thats not bad.Ž Many of us remember a time when such experiences were not common. And dont we wish we had something like this to get us started on the right “ nancial track? Congratulations to the Fruit Cove Middle School girls soccer teamgroup, from their “ rst touch to their work ethic, team work and dont quit attitude.Ž The team includes Megan Holder, Taylor Hults, Kyla Jacobs, Lauren Suttles, Sophia Thompson, Lauren Hollis, Sierra Maingot, Jenna Ortiz, Maya Semel, Kaitlyn Tauzel, Bailee Williams, Hannah Bell, Piper King, Samantha Maguire and Hannah Suder and is coached by Muf” ey and Chip Hultz.

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www.thecreekline.com • February 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 39 Baptist Clay is bringing the high-quality care of Wolfson Childrens Hospital and Baptist Health close to home for Clay County residents. Located on 32 acres at U.S. 17 and Village Square Parkway on Fleming Island, Baptist Clay includes a 26,000-square-foot Emergency Center to serve both children and adults. The campus also features a three-story medical of“ce building bringing together unparalleled expertise for adults and children. Our on-site imaging center and lab will feature the latest digital equipment for X-ray, MRI, CT, mammography, bone density, ”uoroscopy and ultrasound testing. Baptist Clay will be a thriving, 24/7 medical campus featuring many services you might expect at a hospital, offered in an outpatient setting. Baptist ClayMedical Campus Baptist Clay is scheduled to open in late spring and is now hiring for the following positions: To apply for any of these positions, please visit baptistjax.com/about-us/careers Building and growing with Baptist Clay. Join our team.

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