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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.com MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Volume 13, Issue 3March 2013The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 What’s InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 School District Journal Page 5 The Sheriff Reports Page 6 From the CommissionerPage 7 CDD audits by state Page 9 William Bartram Hwy. Page 10 JEA Energy Detective Page 11 Johns Creek bus driver Page 12 NEW! Civics 101 Page 15 State assembly Page 18 PBMS celebrates artsPage 19 Meet Harold and Josh Page 21 HCE Boosterthon Page 22 Ultimate frisbee Page 23 Fashion Update Page 24 Faith News Page 26 High school sports Page 29 CHS wrestler Page 30 St. Augustine Reserve Page 31 Your Home Improvement Guide Page 35 Consignment shops 10% Off Equipment! Invisible Fence of the First Coast 5100 Sunbeam Road, Suite #6, Jacksonville, FL904-262-5100 | 800-266-1408 InvisibleFence.com Proven Solutions that Bring Harmony to Your Home Coming April and May! Summer Camp & Kids’ Activities Guide! Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information! If chocolate is your passion you needed to be at the 2013 edition of Chocolate and Beyond on February 23 in St. Augustine! It was the 20th year of celebrating the sweet culinary sensations of chocolate for the bene“ t of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of St. Johns County. Over the last 20 years, the joys of chocolate and desserts at the celebration have become much anticipated„so much so, that this year it was moved to an Creekside Theatre had an amazing fall semester. The theatre students performed three phenomenal shows and excelled at theatrical competitions. In November, members of the International Thespian Society participated in the ITS District One-Act competition held at the Wilson Center for Performing Arts. The one-act titled And earned a superior rating and was selected to perform at the State Festival this March in Tampa. Andrew Morales was named best stage manager and Caroline Spell and Joya Burton A land use and zoning battle is brewing between homeowners of The Parkes subdivision of Julington Creek Plantation and the owners of an undeveloped piece of property at the entrance to The Parkes at the northwest corner of Durbin Creek Boulevard and Race Track Road. The property is undeveloped and, according to the current owner, has never been annexed into Julington Creek Plantation. The land was includ-Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate at Chocolate and BeyondBy Karl KennellHomeowners wary of proposed o ce buildingsJCP land use and zoning battle heats upBy J. Bruce Richardson Kids love cupcakes!afternoon at Ponce de Leon Mall where the attendees found lots of parking and plenty of walking and seating space. In addition to sampling chocolates, desserts and other fare from some of the areas premier culinary artisans, guests were treated to demonstrations of the use of this sinful treat. There was a demonstration on how to drizzle chocolate into “ ligree decorations including scripting out names by a pastry chef from First Coast Technical College. Virginia Whetstone of Whetstone Chocolates showed how to put their delicious chocolate into creative and delectable uses. To the joy of the kids, Coastal Cakes by Jamie showed how to decorate mini-cupcakes. The kids eagerly lined up for this hands-on demonstration for the fun of making their own cupcake and of course the tasty result. Guests cast their votes for the Peoples Choice Award winner. This years winners in the following categories were: Purple Olive for Tasty Treat, Sweat Treat went to Donovans Irish Pub, Most Creative Display went to Kona Ice, First Coast Technical College took home the Best of Show award and the Peoples Choice went to Purple Olive. Also showing o their culinary expertise were Raintree Restaurant, Hilton St. Augustine Historical Bayfront, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Cold Cow Ice Cream, Harrys Seafood Bar and Grille, Smoothie King, Savannah Sweets, Hugos Mu ns, Carmelo Latin Cuisine, Monaghans Restaurant and Shortyboys Kettle Corn. In addition to all the guests ed in the original Development of Regional Impact “ ndings. The property is now owned by Mastercraft Builder Group, a company which primarily builds residential homes. Mastercraft hopes to build its company headquarters on the site in modest one-story buildings designed to house a total of 12 to 15 employees in a campus setting. Mastercraft partner Chris Creekside Theatre: From a fantastic fall to a totally awesome spring!By Contributing Writer Leia Fixel, Theatre Director, Creekside High School The Nutcracker (December 2012)both received acting awards at the competition. In December, Creekside earned 22 superior ratings and 19 excellent ratings at the district individual events competition. Mary Polidan, Brody Faust, Emily Goldberg, Taylor Yuska and Ethan Son earned a critics choice award for their original pantomime named Cable Chaos.Ž Alex Rodriguez and Caroline Spell also earned a Critics choice award for their duet musical rendition of Romeo and Juliet.Ž In addition to the one-act and the critics choice award winners, the following pieces will be representing Creekside at the state level: Paige Beiler … Monologues, Jade Campbell … Cos-JCP land use cont. on pg. 33 Chocolate cont. on pg. 10 CHS Theatre cont. on pg. 7

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Page 2, The CreekLine • March 2013 • www.thecreekline.com MR. BEST WRENCH Locally Owned & Operated Since 19893.5 Miles South of Julington Creek Bridge 287-7800 Formerly Martino GoodyearBehind Regions/McDonalds 230-2677 Customer Satisfaction is Our Only Mission.Ž MUST PRESENT COUPON TO GET THIS OFFER. Most vehicles. Cannot be combined with other offers. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. Expires 04/15/13. VALUABLE COUPON$ 50.00 $ 99.99 = $ 10.00 OFF $100.00 $199.99 = $ 20.00 OFF $200.00 $299.99 = $ 30.00 OFF $300.00 $499.99 = $ 40.00 OFF $500.00 or More = $ 50.00 OFF Sliding ScaleIf your service totals:You will receive the following discount(Service Only) V TM Oil Change & Rotation $1795 Up to 5 Qts. Shop Fee & Waste Disposal Extra Most Engines Gas Engines VALUABLE COUPON MUST PRESENT COUPON TO GET THIS OFFER. Most vehicles. Cannot be combined with other offers. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. Expires 04/15/13. V V TM Service Special Minimum Purchase of $50 See Store for Details VALUABLE COUPON MUST PRESENT COUPON TO GET THIS OFFER. Most vehicles. Cannot be combined with other offers. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. Expires 04/15/13. V V TMOFF $2500 Coolant Flush Service See Store for Details VALUABLE COUPON MUST PRESENT COUPON TO GET THIS OFFER. Most vehicles. Cannot be combined with other offers. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. Expires 04/15/13. V V TMOFF $1000 AUTOCARE CENTER NAPAYOUR NAPA AUTO CARE CENTERS AUTOCARE CENTER NAPA MICHELIN TIRES ARE BACKED BY OUR PROMISE. THE MICHELIN PROMISE PLAN’ INCLUDES:30-DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE1 3-YEAR FLAT TIRE CHANGING ASSISTANCE1 LIMITED MILEAGE WARRANTY11 Certain conditions and limitations apply. See associate in store or visit michelinman.com for complete description and details.Copyright 2013 Michelin North America, Inc. All rights reserved. Buy any set of four new MICHELIN brand passenger or light truck tires, and get a $70 MasterCard Reward Card after submission.22 See redemption form at participating dealers for complete offer details. Offer expires 4/15/13. Void where prohibited. The Re ward Card cannot be reloaded with additional funds, nor can it be used at an ATM. Card expires 6 months after issuance. For complete terms, conditions and f ees, see the Cardholder Agreement in your card package. Reward Cards are issued by U.S. Bank, pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incor porated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.MARCH 14 … APRIL 15, 2013GET AMASTERCARD REWARD CARD AFTER SUBMISSION.2

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsAt RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@thecreekline.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. Do you have community or club news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@thecreekline.com or 886-4919. Creekside High School invites you to participate in the elementary and middle schools track and eld meet on Wednesday March 13. Registration is open at 3:00 p.m.; “ eld events begin at 3:45 p.m. and running events start at 4:45 p.m. Registration is $12 per athlete and $3 admission fee for spectators. All events will be divided into the following grade divisions: kindergarten and “ rst; second and third; fourth and “ fth; and sixth through eighth grades. The events will be: long jump, shot put, 50m dash (kindergarten and “ rst grade), 100m dash, 400m (fourth through eighth grades), 800m (fourth through eighth grades), 1600m (sixth through eighth grades), 4x100 relay (sixth through eighth grades) and 4x400 relay (sixth through eighth grades). For more information, please contact Coach Eric Frank at franke@stjohns. k12.” .us. And theyre o The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will celebrate the Kentucky Derby at their April 9 meeting to be held at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club located o of County Road 210. So, wear your fanciest hat and well play our version of the Kentucky Derby. The cost will be $18 (tax and gratuity included). Entree choices will be either braised brisket or broiled tilapia. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. A check must be received by Monday, April 1; no walk-ins will be permitted. Information on where to send a check (and membership information) is on our Facebook page … www.facebook.com/BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub or contact Kathy Chadwick at 230-9770. Dance Alive National Ballet, the O cial State Touring Company of Florida will perform on Sunday March 24, 2013 as part of the EMMA Concert Associations 34th season. The performance begins at 2:00 p.m. and will be held in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, located at 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 ($5 for students with a student I.D.). Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased in advance at www.emmaconcerts.com or by phone at 797-2800. Registration for the JCP Piranhas 2013 summer season will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at Julington Creek Elementary School from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, March 14 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The Piranhas welcome competitive swimmers ages “ ve through 18. The team has openings for both experienced swimmers and those that have never been on a swim team before. New team members will be required to bring a copy of their birth certi“ cate to registration to verify their age. Additional information about the team and online registration is available at www. jcppiranhas.org. The Piranhas are one of the most popular swim teams in NE Florida. Dont miss the opportunity to be a part of the fun this summer! A successful butter” y habitat requires host plants to provide a place to lay eggs and food for hatched caterpillars. Each species of butter” y is very speci“ c about which plants they choose to be hosts. Discover how to cater to the life cycle of butter ies with Beverly Fleming, Florida Master Naturalist instructor and nature columnist and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant on March 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Windstorm Training Center, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. The program is free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. For more information, please call 209-0430. 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: 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 Coming April and May! Summer Camp & Kids’ Activities Guide! Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information! ~Mandarin NewsLine~ +~The CreekLine~ +~Southside NewsLine~ + Whats New cont. on pg. 4Copies of this coupon are not accepted

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Page 4, The CreekLine • March 2013 • www.thecreekline.com School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Over 15 Years Legal Experience904-665-0005www.preddylaw.com Fun for the entire family! your best choice for active living Westminster Woods on Julington Cree k WestminsterRetirement.com 25 State Road 13 Jacksonville, FL 32259 904-287-7300 Saturday, March 23 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Westminster Woods on Julington CreekY 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 NW St. Johns County Republican Club will meet on Tuesday, April 23 at 540 State Road 13 (next to Bruccis). The guest speaker will be Blaise Ingoglia, vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring your friends to hear this very motivational speaker. If you have any questions, please visit www.facebook. com/NWStJohnsCountyRepublicanClub or call 230-3329. Cunningham Creek Elementary PTO o ers a $500 scholarship to graduating high school seniors pursuing college or technical training after high school. The full application can be found on the CCE website at www-ccs. stjohns.k12.” .us/ Application is open to all former CCE students and must be received by April 5 to be considered. Betty Gri n House is hosting a golf themed fundraising event on Tuesday April 9 at the World Golf Hall of Fame from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The event will include activities such as a putting contest, simulator contest, silent auction, 50/50 ra e and door prizes. You can expect an evening of great entertainment with golf impersonators all bene“ ting Betty Gri n House, the only center serving victims of domestic and sexual abuse in St. Johns County. Admission will be $50 each, with cash bar and full bu et included. For more information, please call Linda Flahardy at 940-5750. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Thursday, March 14, Tuesday, March 19 and Monday, March 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 wel-If you have driven down Longleaf Pine Parkway recently, you must have noticed the land being cleared near Islebrook in Durbin Crossing. This is the location of our new K-8 school, currently designated HH. It is always an exciting time when a new school is being built. We look forward to the opening in the 2014-15 school year. At our workshop on February 26, the School Board gave consensus approval to move forward with adding back some of the programs and personnel that we have had to cut during the recessionary times of recent years. Perhaps the most exciting of these is returning our middle schools to a seven period day. When the economic bottom fell out, we had to reduce the day for our middle grades students to six periods and our teachers all taught each of those periods. This severely impacted the number of elective o erings that we were able to provide and also required our teachers to have their planning at the end of the day after students were dismissed. With the reinstatement of the seventh period, middle schools will be able to o er more options for our students. Additional academic courses, remediation, course recovery and more funŽ electives are among the options that middle schools will have as they craft their master schedule for next year. The ability of our teachers to have their planning periods within the academic day will greatly facilitate our ability to provide sta development after school so that our teachers are well prepared for all the changes coming with the move to common core state standards and the PARCC exams that will accompany them. I am very happy that we are able to move back to the seven period day to provide more opportunities for our students and a more ” exible schedule for our teachers. 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, April 3, from 9:00 a.m. until 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 20132014 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 performed 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. As always, thank you for your commitment to public education. If I may assist you in anyway, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12.” .us.Whats New cont. from pg. 3 The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@thecreekline.com come. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 827-6960. Please come out and support the Nease Indoor Percussion Ensemble at Chilis on Old St. Augustine Road (Bartram Crossing) on Thursday, March 14 and Thursday, 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. 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.Whats New cont. on pg. 5

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 5 Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! 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: Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com We help manage human error and natural disaster The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff All of us have been driving somewhere minding our own business when another motorist cuts us o in tra c or drives slowly in the left hand lane impeding our travel. The natural reaction to these behaviors is anger and frustration. Far too often this frustration is manifested in what we now refer to as road rage.Ž Here are a few facts that we know about road rage.Ž First, as tra c increases in a particular area, there is a corresponding increase in road rageŽ events. Obviously, there is no question that the volume of tra c in St. Johns County has and will continue to increase with growth. Second, most people who engage in road rageŽ events are everyday law abiding citizens who under normal circumstances would never enter into a confrontation with a stranger. Third, road rageŽ events rarely involve teenage drivers; it usually involves young and middle age drivers. Finally, serious injury or death is always a potential outcome of a road rageŽ event, like the one that occurred recently to our north. Did you know that about half of all drivers who are subjected to aggressive driving behavior on the road respond with aggression of their own? A recent national survey revealed that 34 percent of those drivers who are confronted with an aggressive driver honk their horn at the subject. Another 27 percent yell, 19 percent give a hand gesture back and 17 percent ” ash their lights. Even 2 percent of those questioned stated that they attempted to run the aggressor o the road. Road rage is a two-way street. If you are subjected to aggressive driving, oftentimes the best way to ensure it does not get worse is to just ignore it. In 2010, Florida had the distinction of being the worst state in the country for road rage. The National Highway Tra c Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that over 12,000 Florida car crashes were caused by road rage. Nationwide the NHTSA estimates that 66 percent of all fatal tra c accidents are caused by road rage. In addition, for every road rage incident serious enough to result in a police report, there are hundreds, maybe thousands more which never get reported. The prevention of road rageŽ events is all of our responsibility. If you see an event of this type unfolding before you, do not hesitate to call law enforcement. The best method of prevention is not to become personally involved in a road rageŽ event, but in the event that you are cut o in tra c or the victim of someone elses driving that may infuriate you, think before you act. Oftentimes just pulling o the road and out of tra c will calm you down. Here are some tips from the NHTSA if you should become confronted by an aggressive driver: Make every attempt to get out of their way. Do not challenge them by speeding up or attempting to hold-your-own in your travel lane. Avoid eye contact and ignore gestures. Report aggressive drivers to the appropriate authorities by providing a good vehicle description, license number, location and direction of travel. These high risk drivers climb into the anonymity of an automobile and take out their frustrations on anybody at any time. The St. Johns County Sheri s O ce is committed to enhancing the safety on our roadways for our motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Our Tra c Unit continues to engage in the monitoring of aggressive drivingŽ and enforcing applicable tra c laws when indicated. Please remember that law enforcement cannot solve the problem of road rageŽ alone; this issue requires a commitment by all of our citizens. If you feel you are in danger or you witness aggressive driving, report the o ender to your nearest law enforcement o ce or by calling 911. If you have any questions on this or if you should have any future column ideas please feel free to email me at dshoar@sjso.org.The third annual Running of the Knights 5K race and 1 mile fun run is on Friday May 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.; featuring the Centipede division. Please visit www.creeksideknights.com for more information. Gather your friends and join us for this great family/community event. 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 St. Johns Federated Republican Women (SJFRW) meet on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Sheri David Shoar will be speaking on the topic of gun control and gun safety at our March meeting on March 18. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Bu et and Grill, located on San Jose Boulevard. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see the Aggressive drivingWhats New cont. from pg. 4 Whats New cont. on pg. 6 Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?287-4913

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Page 6, The CreekLine • March 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Plantation 1637 Racetrack Road #206 St. Johns, Florida 32259904-880-8796 Celebrating 25 years! MAY Management Services, Inc.Licensed Property ManagerMAY Realty & Resort RentalsLicensed Real Estate Brokerage www.maymgt.com Tim HutchisonRegional ManagerLaura QualantoneCo-Regional Manager 475 West Town Place St. Augustine, FL 32092904-940-1002The Neighborhoods of World Golf VillageDeborah AlleyLicensed Property ManagerKathy May“eldLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-Kelley, CAMRegional ManagerDottie KrinerLicensed Property ManagerPam Horan Licensed Property Manager Tina P. Fernandez, CPA, PLwww.tpfcpa.com 904-287-2195 Over 30 Years Experience Have Con“dence in Your Tax Preparation & Planning. Allow Me to Assist You. Visit www.tpfcpa.com for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. EMichael Naughton, PA12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 602 Jacksonville, FL 32223904-886-7494 DON’T GO IT ALONE. Agriculture can be a hot topic. Take for example, the datil pepper. It is a precious plant known to be coveted locally by Minorcans and their descendants since the 1700s. The name is derived from the Spanish word dateŽ since the peppers resemble the fruits of the date palm. Although the datil pepper does have a sweet taste, it is more commonly recognized for being extremely hot. Minorcans take pride in the use of datil peppers in many of their local, traditional dishes such as chowder, pilau, hot sauces and jellies. Because of this, they have kept the datil pepper generally localized in the St. Johns County area for hundreds of years. In recognizing the signi“ cance in the long standing history of the datil pepper in St. Johns County, 4-H, a youth development program, reached out to the county commission recently requesting to acknowledge the datil pepper plant as the o cial plant of St. Johns County. This is just one example of the 4-H Programs projects that engage youth to learn and be involved within our county. What does it mean to make the best betterŽ and learn by doing?Ž This is the motto and slogan of 4-H. 4-H uses the learn-by-doing approach to assist youth in gaining knowledge and skills needed to be responsible, productive citizens. It o ers a variety of opportunities for youth to learn and get involved in the county, from public speaking, community From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 service projects, agricultural and livestock projects, marine science, sewing, to food and nutrition. Recently, in the month of February, St. Johns County 4-H youth participated in the horse judging contest at the State Fair and the 4-H Fashion Revu, Share the Fun (Talent Show) and bread baking contest held at the Ag Extension O ce. March is full of 4-H events kicking o with the 4-H youth competing at the state archery match. The 4-H Alumni and Friends Dinner will be held Friday, March 8 followed by the 4-H Expo on Saturday, March 9 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds o of State Road 207. The expo is free, open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities for youth and adults alike. One annual event you do not want to miss is the St. Johns County 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest that will take place April 29. This contest showcases our youths speaking capabilities and ambition to learn about the subjects on which they speak. Every year as a judge, I am amazed and in awe of these youth who will clearly be future leaders and potential stewards of our county. 4-H de“ nitely provides these youth the opportunity to see oneself as an active participant in the future by facilitating learning of the past, present and positive life choices. If you desire to get involved with 4-H or would like to learn more about their upcoming events, please feel free to reach out to Geralyn Sachs, Ag Extension Agent, by calling 209-0430 or via email at gsachs@sjc” .us. website nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773. Bring your lawn and gardening questions to the St. Johns County Master Gardeners plant clinic on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. We will be at the Bartram Trail library located at 60 Davis Pond at the entrance to Julington Creek Plantation. We will also accept small soil samples for free pH testing. 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, please go to our website at www.lll” orida. com or look us up on Facebook. All meetings are free. Jewish Moms Playgroup is a group of Jewish moms who want to meet other Jewish moms with infants, babies and/or toddlers up to four years old in the Julington Creek area (all moms living in Jacksonville/Orange Park or surrounding areas are also welcome). We meet at least twice a month, usually at the playground; check our Facebook events page! This group has no fees and will also give you a way to network within the Jewish community and “ nd fun events and activities. Please visit www.facebook.com/groups/ jewishmothers.Whats New cont. from pg. 5got news?editor@thecreekline.com According to Laura PinoverSadler, owner of The Goddard School located in Saint Johns, The Goddard School, the leader in franchised educational childcare, is now accepting applications for the 2013 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship (AAMMS). The $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior high school student who graduated from The Goddard Schools prekindergarten or kindergarten program. The AAMMS is named in memory of the founder of The Goddard School franchise system and is given to an alumnus who has demonstrated Martinos work ethic, perseverance and commitment to the community. To apply for the AAMMS, eligible students must submit a completed scholarship application by March 27, 2013, along with a 30to 120-second video essay about how their Goddard School experience in” uenced Preschool announces scholarship for alumni their career path or education. Video essays should be mailed to 1016 West Ninth Avenue, King of Prussia, PA, 19406 Attention: Scholarship. Last years scholarship recipient, Emily Moss, is a 1999 graduate of the pre-kindergarten program at The Goddard School located in Dublin, Ohio. She is currently attending Ohio State University. The Goddard School located in Saint Johns uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. For more information about the Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship, please visit www.goddardschool.com/ approach-to-education/scholarship. Be sure to see The Goddard Schools ad in this issue of The CreekLine!

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 7 904-994-7457 Call Me For A FREE Yard Analysis Jimmy WaltersJCP Resident SOLSTICE LAWN CARE, LLC Visit us at: www.solsticelawncare.com No Annual Contract No Locked-In Monthly Fees Guaranteed Service Day Full Service Lawn Program!Our Lawn Maintenance Program Includes: We Also Offer These Additional Services: Saturday & SundayMarch 30th & 31st201310:00AM – 5:00PMHost & Founding Organization Mandarin Community Club www.MandarinCommunityClub.org 904-268-1622 Art Festival 45 thMandarin Community Club … 12447 Mandarin RoadFREE PARKING & SHUTTLESfrom Mandarin Presbyterian Church & Alberts FieldOUTDOOR EVENT 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 The CreekLines readers have been curious about 2012 actions a year ago by Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature regarding community development districts/special taxing districts. The CreekLine reported a year ago Governor Scott signed an executive order on January 12, 2012 for the Governors Of“ ce of Policy and Budget to examine all 1,600+ community development districts to know how much districts are paying their employees and whether special districts are charging too much in taxes and fees, among other topics for auditing. Community development districts in Florida rake in $15.5 billion in taxpayer monies each year for non-optional fees paid by homeowners, land owners and commercial businesses within the districts. As of this writing in the middle of February 2013, no “ nal report has been issued by the O ce of Policy and Budget. Considering the scope of the project and the number of districts to be examined, this process could take another year or longer before a “ nal report is completed. During last years session of the legislature, also held in the winter and early spring, two bills were proposed, one in the Florida House and one in the Florida Senate. As is often the case when both houses of the legislature have similar bills, the Audits of CDDs by state going forwardBy J. Bruce Richardsonbills are combined and a “ nal bill is passed and signed by the governor. HB 107 of the 2012 session was the surviving bill and it passed both houses unanimously. It was signed into law by the governor, becoming law on July 1, 2012. Here is a summary of the bill, provided by the Florida House: Revises provisions relating to merger and dissolution procedures for special districts; provides for certain merger and dissolution procedures to include referenda and special acts; provides for local governments to assume indebtedness of, and receive title to property owned by, special districts under certain circumstances; deletes provision relating to conditions under which merger of independent special districts or dependent “ re control districts with other special districts is e ective and conditions under which merged district is authorized to increase ad valorem taxes; revises criteria by which special districts are declared inactive by governing body.Ž The bottom line on this bill is it provides a great deal more ” exibility for local, county and state governments dealing with community development districts and other special districts, whether relating to the merger of two districts or the “ nal dissolution of inactive or insolvent districts. This bill also makes it possible for some districts in certain circumstances to more easily explore the possibility of turning a development district into a local government entity, such as a district becoming a town with a full town government. There are 39 community development districts/special districts in St. Johns County.tume Design, Brody Faust and Andrew Morales Grand Old IvyŽ (duet musical) and Becky Haltiwanger and Kyle Wait … A Stud and a BabeŽ (duet musical). Be sure to check out the amazing talent of the Creekside Performing Arts Department on the Creekside stage this spring in Back to the 80sƒ.The Totally Awesome Musical! This high energy show will feature your favorite songs from the 1980s. The show will be performed at the CHS auditorium on April 4, 5 and 6 at 7:00 p.m. each evening and tickets will cost $10. Be sure to put the show dates on your calendar now! Audience members are encouraged to come decked out in their favorite 80s gear. For more information, please contact Theatre Director Leia Fixel via email at “ xell@stjohns.k12.” .us CHS Theatre cont. from pg. 1 Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, March 18 7 pmThis month’s selection is “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman. All are welcome to join us for this discussion. Kids Bingo for Books Tuesday, March 26 € 3 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break? Grab the kids and the kids friends and play Bingo for Books! Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Library!

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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. Melanie A. RudolphCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER’ Financial Advisor Assistant Vice President … Investments Wealth Brokerage Services 12222 San Jose Boulevard 904-367-4157 Melanie.Rudolph@Wellsfargo.com www.wfadvisors.com/melanie.rudolph Daddy, give me your hand,Ž the young woman gently whispered as she leaned over her unresponsive fathers bedside, Cody is here with you.Ž As hospice volunteer Judy Zoller and her therapy dog Cody moved ever so close to the patient, the young woman took her fathers hand in her own and placed it on the dogs head. Together, they lovingly stroked the retrievers soft fur. Cody could not have been more attentive at this special moment. A smile slowly spread across the fathers face as tears of joy began to ” ow from the daughter and others who gathered in the room at the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring. After a few minutes and with a hug of appreciation from the daughter, Cody and his owner left the room as quietly as they arrived. The golden retriever mix was adopted in 1999 from the Jacksonville Humane Society. For 11 years, Cody and Zoller were an inseparable and e ective hospice care team, adding an extra layer of compassionate support for patients receiving short-term acute care provided by the interdisciplinary professionals at the Community Hospice Hadlow Center, located on Sunbeam Road in Mandarin. Cody was well known for always carrying a stu ed animal in his mouth and never the same one twice,Ž Zoller said. He always enjoyed a game of keep away with the security guard and never turned down a back rub from the receptionist.Ž Most of all, Cody enjoyed visiting patients and their families. He taught me a lot about being happy and he always looked forward to seeing the next person to visit,Ž Zoller said. Cody was the featured canine model for December 2012 in the Community Hospice 2013 Volunteer Pet Therapy Calendar, Therapy dog was well lovedRemembering Codywhich highlights these special animals and their owners who provide their unique service to patients and families. It was a “ tting tribute to one who conveyed so much joy under trying circumstances. Cody recently died, but he brought countless smiles and comfort during his years of service as a therapy dog at Community Hospice. Codys warm-hearted personality and devotion will forever be remembered by those who were touched by his gentle spirit. For more information about Community Hospice of Northeast Florida services or volunteering, visit CommunityHospice.com or call 407-6500. If one had a real estate crystal ball the future could look a lot like the following. Rental pricing continues to rise as more young people enter the market in 2013. The demand in the rental market will remain strong, with three to “ ve million people, most of them in their 20s and 30s, who have been riding out the shaky economy by moving back in with their parents or staying with friends. Now, as they start to get jobs, theyre out looking for their own apartments. Short sales volume will continue to outperform other sales methods. Short sales are deals in which a home sells for less than what the borrower owes on the mortgage, with the bank agreeing to accept the sale in lieu of going through an expensive and time-consuming foreclosure. On November 1, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued new rules on short sales for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac„among other measures, those reduce the documentation that borrowers have to show to demonstrate hardship and borrowers now arent necessarily required to pay the di erence between what they owe on the mortgage and the “ nal sales price. If you are considering a short sale dont wait; the IRS is still smiling upon these transactions at a real bene“ t to the borrower. Banks would rather short sale the house than take possessions of it and all that goes with home ownership, plus the expense of readying them for marketing. First-time home buyers will enter the market for the “ rst time in years. That trend is visible in a National Association of Realtors survey of buyers and sellers released in November of last year; 39 percent of borrowers were “ rst-timers, up from 37 percent in the 2011 survey and much improved from the dismal 28 percent “ rst time home buyers in 2008. Easier credit standards maybe on the horizon. The average home purchaser now need a FICO credit score in the 760s to get a mortgage, much higher even than the years before the easy-credit housing boom began, according to the FHFA. Several mortgage brokerage houses are reporting and believe that with the increased demand for home loans, would-be home buyers could help themselves by shopping one lender against another. A new buyer may not be able to reduce the APR much; however, the requirements for the loan could begin to vary between lenders ready to make a paying loan before the next lender does. For additional information, please contact imprintbroker@ live.com.A glimpse into the 2013 real estate marketBy Contributing Writer Sherry R. Schmidt, Broker/Realtor, Imprint Properties, LLC The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 9 150 Warren Circle St. Johns, FL 32259 www.genevapediatrictherapycenter.com 904.287.4444 Providing all your child’s therapy needs Services Provided: Working with Children in the areas of: ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certi“ed Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D. Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 Your Julington Creek Plantation CDD is “ nancially sound with a dedicated board of supervisors and sta who act responsibly with your CDD budget, despite negative opinions and suggestions of acting frivolouslyŽ that you may have seen in a previous JCP CDD Report. Your CDD is well-managed, o ering facilities and programs that can enhance the quality of life for residents. Julington Creek Plantation is a planned community o ering a variety of amenities which make this a desirable place to live for both existing and future residents. If community facilities and activities are not your interest, you may dislike paying for them. I understand that clearly from some residents who regularly attend our public meetings or request that we o er less. But our community holds a spectrum of opinions, not surprising for a population as large as ours. We have thousands of visits by residents who appreciate what is o ered. We have residents who accept that their annual assessment includes the cost of some things they do not personally use. I strive to maintain a balance between what is o ered and the cost to do so. As you would hope, the board acts to provide high quality services for residents of all ages and looks for ways to keep assessments low. I recently met a family visiting the Recreation Center with their real estate agent and they were very impressed with what we o er. They commented that the value for our dollars spent is high as compared to other local developments they visited where the assessment is much higher even when the facilities and programming are less. No organization is perfect, but your board of supervisors does work hard to provide real value to JCP CDD residents in return for the assessment paid each year. All residents are encouraged to visit our website, jcpcdd. org and to attend our monthly meetings. Our minutes, budget and meeting schedule are available at our website. You have good leadership with our general manager, Edd Mooney; he and his experienced sta want your enjoyment of CDD resources to be exceptional. I encourage you to visit, get involved and enjoy what is o ered. One way of looking at how your single family home assessment is spent is to prorate it by operating department. Last year, the CDD annual assessment was $830 with 57 percent spent in the Recreation Fund (facilities and programs). This year, the CDD assessment is $760 with 53 percent in the Recreation Fund. The remaining 47 percent of $760 ($359) includes bond debt payment, regulatory compliance and “ nancial oversight. Annual Single-family Home Assessment by Department Tennis -$3 Swim Team -$1 Cyber Caf $1 Special Events $1 Child Watch $4 SportsPlex $4 Fitness $22 Front Desk $23 Housekeeping $26 Aquatics $47 Capital Reserve $52 Property $79 Administrative $146Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Cathy Klein, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development DistrictThis months column asks for your help in our e orts to keep State Road 13, the William Bartram Scenic Highway scenic and historic. Please consider membership in our Management Council. Do you want to help preserve State Road 13 as a Scenic and Historic Highway? If you do, please join the William Bartram Scenic Highway Organization or make a contribution to help us in our mission to preserve and protect the beauty and history of State Road 13! Were a 501 (C) (3) non-pro“ t and contributions are tax deductible. The William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway (WBS and HH) is “ lled with scenic beauty, historic venues and archeological treasures. The primary mission of our Management Council is to preserve and protect these intrinsic resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Were a volunteer group of neighbors who love the William Bartram Scenic Highway and need your help, vitality and creative ideas to continue our e orts. Were doing great things in e orts to preserve the Scenic Highway and welcome you to join us … call for one of our membership brochures/ invitation to join our charitable organization. We need you! As residents and daily travelers along or near State Road 13, we know youre interested in protecting the natural beauty of the highway and your own property values. Over the years weve had lots of development on or near the scenic highway and, as you know, each new development creates “ nancial strain on taxpayers for schools, “ re and police protection, roads and adds more tra c on State Road 13. We have a Master Plan that gives us direction and long range plans to ensure our objectives are met. This Master Plan can be viewed on our award winning website: www.bartamscenichighway.com. In 1980 the State Legislature passed Bill 987 designating State Road 13 as William Bartram Scenic HighwayŽ … were still here and working hard for you! In October 2005, State Road 13 was o cially designated a Florida Scenic Highway creating a framework for protection of the highways resources. Weve grown since then and were now known as the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Council. Although the roadway is presently protectedŽ by its State Scenic Highway designation, things can change by the simple act of new laws being passed or by simply adding a footnoteŽ to an existing law. Volunteers with management grant writing and organizational skills or simply a desire to help preserve and protect scenic and historic State Road 13 are welcome. Will you join us? Our most current project, in cooperation with the St. Johns County School District, is the development of lesson plans for the students of St. Johns County about the history of this area of the county. In 2012 we completed a variety of informational projects that have won awards from local and state organizations … a list is available on request. Pride in community is something were working to achieve and we are asking you to consider joining us in our mission to keep our part of St. Johns County beautiful, scenic and historic. Thank You.William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netBonds/Compliance $359 Total Assessment $760 *Negative department assessments for tennis and swim team mean budgeted revenue exceeds budgeted cost.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. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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Page 10, The CreekLine • March 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 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 Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Financial Reviews Contact Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 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 Chi rop r a Mea l P la W ei g Fib r The “ rst question I ask a prospective client who is seeking a divorce is: Are you sure?Ž Seems to be an odd question for someone who earns a living by facilitating divorce, but it is the most vital question. For the past 30 years I have seen the gamut of reasons why people want a divorce. It is not an easy decision for one to reach. There are several important factors for someone to consider when contemplating divorce. Most important to the future of the individual is what I call the ripple e ectŽ of divorce. What I mean by this is divorce is the equivalent of throwing a stone into a pond. From the point of entry, there is emitted a serious of circles that move outward from the point of entry to the end of the pond, touching everything in its path. Divorce, like that stone when cast into the pond, touches everyone and everything outward. Children are most seriously a ected. Many teenagers take on the faade that it is okay with them, yet they are wrestling with the end of their world and the uncertainty of where it will lead them. Mental health professionals have recognized that mental health issues are more prevalent among teenagers whose parents have divorced that those from intact homes. Psychiatrist Meg Meeker has recognized that the most important person in an adolescent girls life is her father (see Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know, Ballantine Books, 2007.) Yet the state laws and courts have only recently begun to recognize this issue in balancing the important issue of what is in the best interest of children in divorce. Major problems aside, taking another look for that secret threadŽ that binds two together as one is worth the hunt. Anyone who has experienced marriage for a period of time knows the peaks, the valleys, the detours and the unexpected cli s that emerge along the journey. The journey toward reconciliation will inevitably lead to more traditional pathways. There are many priests, pastors, counselors and good friends who will happily lend you a hand in “ nding your footing. If you have resolved to try again, consulting the right lawyer may well help you in reaching that decision. Understanding the legal consequences of a divorce may be the best remedy to pursuing a divorce. Via con Dios! For additional information, please contact Naughton@gmx. com.Divorces ripple e ectŽBy Contributing Writer Michael Naughton, Attorney at LawTurn o those lights!Ž How many times do you hear yourself saying this to your kids or your spouse? What about the constant adjustment of your thermostat? One person is too warm? Someone else too cold? How do you teach your family the value of conservation and energy use? Join us on Wednesday, April 10, at 3:00 p.m. for Energy Detectives!Ž a one-hour workshop where you and your kids can learn all about conserving energy, identifying problem areas and tips on how to “ x them. Participants will learn how to use the JEA Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Evaluation Kit. The kit can show you how to make your home more comfortable and lower your monthly energy costs. Its fun, easy to use and available for free to anyone with a library card. Everything you need is in the kit, including: € A step-by-step audit guide and worksheet to perform the evaluation € An infrared thermometer € Three Kill A Watt’ meters € A Hygro-Thermometer to measure temperature and humidity € Ruler and tape measure € Calculator € Compact disc with all of JEAs energy and water fact sheets € Consumer reports Complete Guide to Reducing Energy CostsŽ book € A water ” ow bag Backpacks will be available at this hour-long workshop for checkout. This is a great project to do with the whole family where everyone can learn how to be an Energy Detective.Ž If you have any questions feel free to contact the program administrator, Ellen Reed at ellenleroyreed@gmail.com or call 505-8557. Workshops are available free of charge for homeowners associations, PTA/ PTO groups, non-pro“ ts and church organizations. Call to schedule a workshop in your area.You can be an Energy DetectiveŽbeing winners by having a smorgasbord of sinful deserts to enjoy was the big winner of the day. Each year Chocolate and Beyond has a Guess the Number of Chocolates Challenge,Ž where contestants must guess and come closest to the total number of chocolates in a great big jar. This year, longtime Chocolate and Beyond fan Michelle Bitting had the winning guess of 444 to the actual number of 440. Her reward was taking home all of the chocolates! Our guess is she now has a lot of new friends volunteering to help with her prize. Proceeds from the gala are used for volunteer recognition and recruitment, as well as the purchase of books for young learners through the Early Learning Coalition of St. Johns and Putnam Counties. Comments from among the guests included: I didnt realize this has been going on for years, I wish I had knownŽ or This is the best fun Ive had in years!Ž and I cant wait until next year.Ž But the best probably was just, Wow!Ž Chocolate cont. from pg. 1 Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913 Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.~Brian Tracy

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 11 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 CREEKS FOOTBALL LEAGUERegister today for the 2013 Pop Warner season! In person: March 9, 16, and April 13 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 To whom it may concern: We are writing today to acknowledge an outstanding employee that has brought excellence to St. Johns County Schools. Excellence in education is not only found in the classroom or even within the parameters of four walls. In this case, it is found in a moving classroom. Sherry DuBose, our outstanding and dedicated bus driver for the Johns Creek community in St. Augustine, is known by many of the residents as someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the safety of our children. She provides a friendly and controlled environment for our young and older students. We can attest to her “ rm but kind nature in dealing with sometimes dif“ cult parents and always adhering to the countys code of conduct policies. Our children applaud when she returns from unexpected absences due to health and family issues, which we in turn applaud the school district for returning our beloved driver to her post. The key to success in any organization is the amount and care and professionalism demonstrated by its employees and shareholders alike. DuBose demonstrates this professionalism consistently and performs like none other in her “ eld. Even though there is no concrete and measurable evidence of her impact on the education of her students, there is observable evidence that points to her being a highly effective in” uence in the lives of our children. Sincerely, The members of Johns Creek community Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 12, The CreekLine • March 2013 • www.thecreekline.com 295 Mandarin Rd. Mandarin Rd.Loretto Rd. Loretto Rd.San Jose Blvd. Ricky Dr. Ricky Dr.San Jose Blvd. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD LAW OFFICE. BANKRUPTCY. FAMILY LAW, WILLS, PROBATE. Taken, obviously, from the motto on the Great Seal of the United States, E Pluribus Unum means from one, many.Ž As I considered how to approach a community newspaper column focused on civics, I selected this title because it best characterizes the concept of community, but community writ large. So whether we speak of community as the people who live on our street, or the people who live on our continent, we mean the same thing; a collection (Unum) of people (Pluribus) with common interests, needs and concerns or simply, issues. Neighborhood associations, county commissions, school districts, state governments, the national government and even multinational organizations and alliances, to name just a few, all have the same civic mission of serving their constituent communities and the individuals in them. My hope for this column is to share my understanding of American political processes and problems similar to the way I have as a social studies teacher of 29 years. I am not a politi-E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School Districtcal scientist. My degrees are in history education. My expertise, such as it is, is leading students to learn about our world and its many fascinations and foibles. As in the classroom, perhaps through this column we will contribute to a more informed, civil-tongued and civic-minded citizens. I will always endeavor to do so without infusing my personal values, opinions or ideological leanings … to the extent that this imperfect human is capable. This column will not be just another forum for venting dogmatic opinions, ideological endorsements or political talking points. Each month we will consider a topic (an event, a policy decision or such) in the form of a basic civics question. For example, as I write this: America is discussing how we should respond to North Koreas third testing of a nuclear bomb; the president has stirred enthusiastic support and critical opposition with his State of the Union Address; personal and public budgets are being squeezed; and gun and ammunition sales have spiked. What do these things mean? Why does a (supposedly) uni“ ed communityŽ have such divisive controversies? These issues and questions will provide us plenty of (as a cattle farmer might say) fodder to chew. The column will build on an idea by the education historian and philosopher, R. Freeman Butts. In his 1989 book entitled The Civic Mission in Educational Reform: Perspectives for the Public and the Profession, Butts posed the Twelve Tables of CivismŽ as the best and most parsimonious agenda of the underlying principles and values of American citizenship that should be taught in schools. Next month Ill brie” y explain the Twelve Tables and discuss the dynamic implications of the “ rst of those twelve for our political and governmental systems and our democratic society. I humbly invite you to consider my thoughts, weigh them for yourself and comment. Perhaps we can contribute something of value to an imperfect, but very good, 237 year-old system of managing community a airs. Happy St. Patrick’s DayFrom your friends at The CreekLine

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 13 Dr. Levine is dedicated to your family’s health through every stage of life. He has served Julington Creek for more than 12 years and is ready to provide you with a medical home. Services include: Sports/school physicals Immunizations Well visits for adults and children GYN care Coordination of care for chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) On-site lab for all blood drawsFinding the right family doctor just got easier.Same-day acute appointments 287.2794Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek1400 Bishop Estates Road, St. Johns, FL 32259 Donald J. Levine, MD Board-Certified 13 www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md 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 ( 904 ) 826-6880 Whether you need to 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 … LeasingCall a real estate consultant skillful in market valuation, marketing, and negotiation. Dear Editor, Over the past few years, our Julington Creek Plantation (JCP) CDD has displayed a Jewish Menorah, Kwanza symbols, decorated trees and other winter holiday decorations. Each year residents make appeals to have a nativity scene included in the religious displays, but the CDD has intentionally excluded the Christian religion from being added to the group. At the last CDD meeting, I proposed donating a nativity scene, free of charge, so it could be displayed with the other religious symbols and that request was also denied. From the past minutes, the current chairperson, Nina Kannatt-Gapinski, asked the GM to display the Jewish menorah a few years ago. It continues to be displayed prominently each winter. Supervisor Cathy Klein said she wants to celebrate Letter to the EditorDear Editor, I am worried about the e ects of cutting funding for performing arts programs in public schools. Without performing arts in public schools, students would have fewer options. For example, I see students choosing to spend most of their time on the computer or other electronic devices and less time drawing or playing an instrument. Having these options available to students gives them an opportunity they would not otherwise have. It might be a way of learning something like strategy. Also they most Letter to the Editorlikely will not attend “ ne art performances such as ballet, classical music concerts and art museums. This can also cause teachers to lose their jobs. Performing arts classes can allow students to develop their imagination and express their talents. I believe that kids in our society are exposed more to electronics than they should be. They are missing the beauty of the world around them. Sincerely, Joanna Agalioti Student, San Juan del Rio Catholic SchoolAnnual eye exams are important „ regardless of your age or your physical health. When your eye doctor conducts a comprehensive exam, they are evaluating so much more than simply determining your prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Your doctor will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes are working together, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. According to David Green, O.D., Optometrist at Clay Eye, In this day and age, computers, tablets and smart phones are a staple in every household. It is important to recognize that while these devices are bene“ cial on a daily basis, they might be hurtful with regard to your eyesight. During Family Eye Health Awareness Month, March is Family Eye Health Awareness Month Clay Eye would like to emphasize the importance of the entire family having a routine eye exam. If you or a member of your family has symptoms of: eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision or loss of focus, a comprehensive eye exam is a necessity.Ž Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology, and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses, and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Cancer Societys advocacy a liate, has announced that Representative Ronald DocŽ Renuart is the recipient of a 2012 Florida Legdiversity and promote balance, but not include a nativity scene because it is not in keeping with community standards. Most residents of JCP are Christian. Who do these people think they are using our tax money to fund a special district CDD then picking which religious symbols are acceptable or unacceptable? This is just one more in a pattern of ridiculous decisions over the years like increasing the salaries budget by almost 700% in six years and the recent illegal $15,000 bonus given to the GM. To me, a few supervisors view the JCP tax-paying residents with contempt while at the same time using us as their personal bankers and this is evidenced by many of their self-serving decisions that force all of us to subsidize childcare, teams and lessons for the entitled few. Jim OMearaRep. DocŽ Renuart recipient of 2012 Legislative Award Representative Doc Renuart with Kaitlyn Kessler of the ACSs Cancer Action Network.islative Award for his e orts to advance the ACS CAN mission during the last legislative session in Tallahassee. Representative Renuart stood up for cancer patients and others in need of bone marrow transplants, by being a leading voice in opposition to a bill that would have repealed required insurance coverage of this critical procedure. As a result, more people will have access to the lifesaving care and treatment needed to “ ght the insidious disease. Rep. Renuarts support this past session was a huge help to those facing a cancer diagnosis,Ž remarked Ryan Reid, interim vice president of advocacy and public policy for ACS CAN in Florida. Doc has been a reliable and passionate advocate during his time in the House, and our volunteers appreciate his ongoing leadership at the Capitol.Ž ACS CAN, the nonpro“ t, nonpartisan advocacy a liate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage elected o cials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to “ ght cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit www.acscan.org. W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:

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Page 14, The CreekLine • March 2013 • www.thecreekline.com G Competitive Cheer Levels 1-4 G Competitive Hip Hop ages 5-18 G Tumbling classes, private lessons, boys agility and tumbling G Birthday parties and pre school classes G School and Pop-Warner team practices and camps Come get in the ZONE! 904-460-2833 www.zonecheerallstars.com NEW LOCATION OPENING SPRING 2013 www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com/events 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. 30 + years of serving clients.D.K. Briery, CPA, PLCCertified Public Accountant Call Today for a Consultation! There is no charge for hour consultation if we prepare your taxes.904-880-3200Located in the Julington Creek Business Park Tax Tip of the Month THE IRS DOES NOT SEND EMAILS! If you receive one, BEWARE! Again this year, the IRS has issued warnings that it is happening again. Do not reply to the message; do not open attachments; do not click on links! Forward any suspicious email to phishing@irs.gov. Contact us for assistance if you receive other forms of contact that may or may not be from the government. 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. 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 Supervisor of Elections announces scholarship a scholarship to a full-time student who has completed two years of junior college or undergraduate studies in political science, public or business administration, 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 O 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 Of“ ce at 823-2238 or elections@ votesjc.com. Meet the Artist is in its third session where the students learn about various painters and di erent painting techniques. The students have already had the opportunity to learn about mixed media in session one and drawing/self-portraits for session two. Now that the focus is on painting, the students will get to try painting in a similar style to the painter they learn about in this session. Kindergarteners will learn about Georgia OKeefe, “ rst graders will study Vincent Van Gogh, Marc Chagall is the painter second graders will discuss, third graders study Claude Monet, fourth graders learn about Georges Seurat and the “ fth graders discuss Paul Klee and his works. Third quarter middle grades exams will be administered on the following dates: Monday, 3/18 Block 1 Green, Block 3 Green Tuesday, 3/19 Block 1 Blue, Block 3 Blue Wednesday 3/20 lock 2 Green, Block 2 Blue Elementary grades will administer formative assessments the week of March 18 through 20. LPAs annual Liberty Parade will take place on Friday, May 24 at 9:00 a.m. If any veteran would like to attend, please submit the following information to Kimberly Sexton at sextonk@stjohns.k12.” .us. Thank you! (If a related student attends LPA) Students name: Students Teacher: Military Member Relation to student: Military Member Name and Rank: Military Member Branch: The early order window for yearbooks has closed but yearbooks can still be ordered for $40. Please visit www.yearbookordercenter.com to order yours today. Enter order #10500. March happenings at LPABy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, Liberty Pines Academy PTOThanks for your support of LPA! LPAs Boosterthon Fun Run will be on May 8, 2013. This year we are hitting Highway USAŽ the road to Good Choices! The Boosterthon committee would love volunteers to help support this years program. Help us make Boosterthon During the month of February, Bartram Trail is often known by the business of guidance counselors and the craziness that juniors and underclassmen experience when they must choose what classes they will take the following year. However, students both anticipate and dread the day when a handful of kids roam the halls, armed with instruments and voices. No one is excluded from the annual tradition sponsored by the Drama department that has come to be known as Singing Valentines. Every year, dozens of students prepare and audition to be a part of this select group of Honorary Cupids.Ž Then when February 14 arrives, they come ready to cross the school in order to sing to the many. I enjoy Singing Valentines because I like to see the talent in the school. Not all the kids in it are in drama, which is neat,Ž expressed Julia Tugya, a Spanish teacher and recipient of a Singing Valentine. The week before the 14th, students lined up in droves outside the cafeteria to buy their friends or signi“ cant others one of these delightful and unique Valentines. Then on Valentines Day, groups will storm the school, going into classroom after classroom to sing to the recipients. [Singing Valentines are] a fun way to celebrate a holiday at school and raise money,Ž explains Olivia Crews, a senior and a member of a trio with fellow drama stars Lainey Edens and JD Rees. Our very last SV this year was for a guidance counselor and when we walked in to sing, she called the other counselors and students over so they could listen and dance along!Ž The groups this year ranged from a capella to syncing with a track on an iPad, from seniors to underclassmen and songs from One Direction, Justin Beiber, Johnny Cash and more. By the end of the day, year by year, the expressions and thoughts after seeing many, if not all, of these groups often match that of Christina Garza, a junior who also received a Valentine: Im de“ nitely trying out next year!ŽBTHS HappeningsSinging Valentines are a hit once again at BTHSBy Kelly Boyer, BTHS Student2013 another huge success for LPA. Please contact Catherine Schwartz at catherine@k-schwarz.com. Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!287-4913sales@thecreekline.comneed customers?sales@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 15 Same day appointments available. 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.3/9/13: RUMMAGE SALE FUNDRAISER at Walgreens located on corner of State Road 13 and Racetrack Rd., from 9am-1pm. 3/13/13: Chilis Gives Back at Bartram Crossing located on St. Augustine Road, from 11am-11pm. Please bring printed copy of yer located at bartramrelay.com in order for team to receive 10% of sales. 3/10/13: Paws For Life 5k Dog Run at St. Johns Golf and Country Club, from 2pm-5pm. This event is open to all, with or without your 4 legged friend. Sign up at: www.leaguelineup.com 3/16/13: Car wash at Walgreens on 210, from 10am-2pm. 3/23/13: Texas Holdem Tournament at Best Bet of Jacksonville Poker Room, on 201 Monument Rd. (Regency Area), on Saturday, March 23rd, 6pm check in. BUY IN $50.00 PRE-SALE OR $60.00 DAY OF 4/6/13: SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO NIGHT, at San Juan Del Rio Church, State Road 13. 4/9/13: Zaxbys on San Jose Blvd., from 5pm-8pm.For questions or to get involved please contact Marianne Quigg, Event Chair at relay.for.life.bartram.trail@gmail.com or Kim Aslan, Fundraising Chair at aka626@hotmail.com Both my parents, grandmother, mother-in-law, and extended family members have suered at the hands of cancer. I lost all except my mother and grandmother. My beloved father passed away from lung cancer and he took a piece of my heart that can never be recovered. I told him I would do something to make him proud. Relay for Life of Bartram Trail has allowed me to fulll my promise. I will continue to relay until one day we all hear the words A CURE HAS BEEN FOUNDŽ. Please join my fellow relayers and I in our battle against cancer. Kim Aslan, Fundraising. In late February, high school students from the St. Johns and Clay chapters of the YMCA of Floridas First Coast Delegation joined over 700 students who traveled to our state capitol to take part in the 56th annual Florida Youth In Government (YIG) State Assembly. There, they debated in the actual Senate and House chambers in order to learn responsible leadership in the American democratic process and to experience law making “ rst-hand through “ ve program areas: Legislative, Executive, Judicial, Lobbyists and the Press Corps. Twenty-one students, representing Nease, Ponte Vedra, Bartram Trail, Oakleaf, St. Josephs Academy and home school, participated in the legislative program where they formulated arguments, practiced techniques to learn to debate ideas not people.Ž The St. Johns County Chapter as well as the First Coast delegation was represented so well at State Assembly. We made our voices heard and our presence strong while remaining respectable to others,Ž said Diana Oum, incoming president for the 2013-2014 year. The yearlong, nonpartisan program allows students to improve their public speaking and debate skills while they express their opinions, ignite change, and represent their generation. Involved students may obtain scholarships and college credit. The bill topics were diverse, and each students bill represented their own personal interests in Florida politics. Eleven student bills made it onto the docket and post-committees to potentially be debated on the ” oor. Nidhi Suresh eloquently presided over the Bowen House as a “ rst year delegate and Adya Modi was the “ rst delegate to present in her chamber with her “ rst bill. O cers commented that it was the best “ rst debate they had ever seen. Diana Oum, as a supporting o cer, served as the Clerk of the Sullivan House. Two students bills from the First Coast Delegation were co-sponsored and heard in their respective chambers. Passing a bill at State Assembly is a lengthy process. Before a bill can go to the ” oor for debate it has to pass two committees. Then if the bill makes it to the House ” oor, the bill authors must be prepared for “ ve rounds of debate with the student legislators. After the debates, the bill is brought to a vote. If the bill passes, it must then be presented by a cosponsor in the Senate, and pass a vote there before going to the executive cabinet. Elected high school o cers from all over Florida, holding positions such as Youth Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Commissioner of Agriculture, interrogate the author and decide whether to sign the bill into law or to veto it. Eleven of the local students bills made it onto the docket and four bills passed in their chambers. Hannah Sha er, from Nease High School, had her bill (SB 2116) passed in the Senate, co-sponsored by Ashleigh Taylor in the House and ultimately went before the executive cabinet and was signed Successful state assembly for youth in government studentsinto law by the YIG governor. Overall, few student bills even make it out of committees. This is the “ rst time a bill from the First Coast Delegation has ever been signed into law or made it to the cabinet. Taylor told Sha er, Thank you so much for letting me present; it meant so much to me. I was so happy to help get Senate Bill 2116 passed in the Sullivan House of Representatives. I know Im not the only one who has seen their public speaking skills ” ourish since day one. I am so excited to help advise the younger kids and am so glad to have met such great friends in our delegation from schools all around our county.Ž Peighton Jones from Nease High School and chair of Junior Youth in Government (JYIG) last year, said that she is so incredibly proud of the growth of our delegation, not only in numbers but also in skill and passion. Seeing the kids that I presided over in JYIG become such well-spoken delegates has been an amazing thing to watch. I cannot wait to see all of the big things that our delegation will continue to do throughout the program.Ž The new o cers for year 2013-2014 for the Floridas First Coast Delegation include: president, Diana Oum; vice president, Emma Loya and Hannah Sha er, secretary. Advisors include: Tim Brooks, Leslie Cook, Jeani Taliaferro, Lacie Petry, Nancy Birchall, Dani Slader and Danielle Smith. Congratulations are in order for Diana Oum who was awarded acceptance to the Conference on National A airs (CONA) and to Jacqueline Hoza and Peighton Jones, chosen as alternates. For more information, please visit www.” oridayig.net/.

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Page 16, The CreekLine • March 2013 • www.thecreekline.com VPK Enrolling Now!Call for detailsElementary School Pickups: Julington Creek, Hickory Creek, Durbin Creek & Cunningham Creek Mention this ad when scheduling your NEW COMPLIMENTARY PATIENT EXAM and be entered in a drawing for 2 Carrie Underwood Tickets! … 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. ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONS The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life.904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. First Florida Credit Union held a huge kids safety event on Saturday, February 23 at the County Road 210 branch. There was a “ re truck and the St. Johns County Sheriffs Of“ ce had a crash test dummy car seat simulator. The highlight was an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog! Kids were also “ ngerprinted for free. Under the threat of sleeting rain, snow ” urries and some of the coldest temperatures weve had this season, Life Scout Austyn Blizzard from Julington Creeks Troop 280 accomplished something only a few Scouts ever achieve. He completed his Eagle project! When he “ rst started the planning for his project for Cunningham Creek Elementary, he assumed hed have plenty of time. His intention was to install an ADA regulation, concrete sidewalk, 179 feet long by “ ve feet wide connecting the schools patio to their newly completed track. I know its going to be a costly, but I want to do something challenging,Ž said the 15 year old Creekside High School freshman. When Allen Anderson, the principal from Cunningham Creek, called him back with the option of using the asphalt materials left from the track install, he was excited. But the deal came with a condition. The project had to be completed before March. With the new three week deadline, he quickly jumped into action„getting approval, planning, emailing PTO for equipment rentals, putting out volunteer ” yers and even seeking help on Facebook. I “ gured if you feed them, they will come, so I asked for donations to pay for food and drinks for all the volunteers and our vet, Dr. Oglesby, gave me a very generous donation,Ž explained Blizzard. Soon it was the day of the installation. After a rough start, when the truck hauling the equipment broke down, things began happening. The ground was tilled and the dirt removed. Many boys took turns using the roller to compact the ground. Adults included! The next day was the real Troop 280 Scout completes Eagle Project!test. With 27 degree temperatures and 10 to 15 mile-per-hour winds, the brave volunteers attempted to spread out and rake in the hardened asphalt. When the “ rst load was brought in as large clumps, Blizzard commented, Im worried this wont get done.Ž But everyone continued to work it with pick axes and rakes and by midday, with the rising temperatures, the asphalt started to soften and they made quick progress. Most passed the day singing camp“ re songs, until fatigue set in. Thats when Blizzard made some calls for more volunteers. Though many had spent the day before delivering mulch for the troops annual fundraiser, a few scouts, leaders and friends came to show their support and helped complete the project. When asked why he chose this as his project over other options, Blizzard responded, I wanted to do something that would have the greatest impact, one that would really help the students. I wanted them to have access to the track and be able to exercise and participate in school events. Without the sidewalk, that wouldnt be possible.Ž Next month, Cunningham Creek Elementary will be celebrating the opening of their new track during their annual Spring Fling event. Anderson has invited Blizzard to meet some of the students who will most bene“ t from the new sidewalk. After asking Blizzard how he thought the project went, he replied, A success.Ž Anderson added, A huge success.Ž Austyn Blizzard with Allen Anderson, Cunningham Creek Principal

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Sick of your kids playing video games or being bored? Want to develop their leadership and teamwork skills? on r a l h al al, Motorists in the left turn lane from Fruit Cove Road onto State Road 13 North may have noticed a steady stream of banana peels in the median between CVS and Walgreens. According to the concerned citizen who sent us this photo, this littering has been going on for years. The CreekLine asks that everyone take pride in our community and please dispose of your trash properly. Congratulations to PTSO member Tracie Wilson and PBMS students Liam Downs, Hailey Lawson, Morgan Wilson, Rachel Padgett, Sarah Padgett and Marisa Contreras on winning the Davidson Cares grant for technology in the school. The winning video was “ lmed in the fall and takes a comical look at waiting for broken technology to start working correctly. PBMS will host their popular Arts Around the WorldŽ event on April 23. 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) with 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 basket ra e and silent auction. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend this night of art, music, dancing and dinner. Performances will be given by both students and invited guest. Dinners must be purchased ahead of time at a cost of $8 and will be provided by Pollo Tropical consisting of one quarter of a chicken, rice and beans, macaroni and cheese, roll, drink and dessert. With the purchase of two dinners patrons receive “ ve free ra e tickets. A variety of gift baskets compiled by classes will be ra ed o and a silent auction will be held for bigger ticket items. Ra e tickets will be in sold in advance, $10 for 12 or $20 for 25 or the night of the event for $1 each. Ra e tickets will be used in drawings for class baskets of your choosing. Silent auction items will consist of a variety of wonderful items ranging from Disney passes PBMS PTSO celebrates the artsBy Contributing Writer Sharon Davisto mini getaways and will be awarded to the highest bidder. The deadline for ordering dinners and advance ra e tickets is April 16. Ra e tickets will be available for pick up the night of the event. If you would like to make a donation or purchase dinner/tickets please contact Tracie Wilson at 825-0112 or raytesmor@bellsouth.net. All proceeds for the fundraiser will go towards continued training for and ongoing development of the Pacetti Bay Middle School IBMYP. 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 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 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 at dadams2@att.net.Anchors aweigh, my boys, anchors aweigh!Ž Come join Newcomers of North St. Johns on Tuesday, April 16 on the Lady St. JohnsŽ from downtown Jacksonville at 1501 Riverplace Blvd., to the left of The Chart House, for a delightful cruise and luncheon. Parking is limited, so please carpool as there may be a parking fee. Well begin boarding at 10:30 a.m. and depart after 11:00 a.m., so dont be late and miss the boat! Lunch will be served around 11:30 a.m. with a hot bu et consisting of a tossed salad, baked Newcomers to cruise on St. Johns RiverBy Contributing Writer Marcia Smith, Newcomers of North St. Johns Newcomers of North St. Johns members Marcia Grado, Lorraine Duck and Carol Cupit enjoyed playing sleuths in solving the production Murder in the Olde City.Ž Photo by Betty Neyerachicken breast with red bliss potatoes, steamed vegetables and cake for dessert, all served with iced tea. A cash bar will be available. There will also be door prizes and ra es. The Lady St. JohnsŽ is one of two boats owned by River Cruises, Inc. which has been in business since 1984. On the enclosed paddle wheel style boat, Captain David will navigate a relaxing four mile cruise on the scenic St. Johns River. He will tell us about the history of the river and Northeast Florida and other points of interest along the way. The total cost for the luncheon and cruise is $28 per person. So, lets “ ll the boat; guests/ spouses are most welcome! We should return to the dock around 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP by April 5; no refunds. Email Linda at mlbeard67@gmail.com for more information. Bon Voyage!

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 19 LEARNING IS ALL AROUND. NOW ENROLLING! The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems Inc. 2009 License #C07SJ0053 ASK ABOUT OURFLEX’LEARNING PROGRAM 100 Julington Plaza Drive Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Tami Newbern, ARNP Bella La Vita Salon Of Julington CreekAlways wanted to own your own salon? Have you been held back due to costly overhead, costly build out expenses or just simply afraid of taking the next step Now you can experience owning and operating your own salon without the costly overhead. Bella La Vita Salon is oering personal salon suites available for lease. Multiple lease options available to meet your individual business needs. Salons are located in a busy store front plaza with great anchor stores such as the new Walmart Market Place. This is a great location to support new salon business. Plaza is nestled in the heart of Julington Creek Plantation To make experience even more aordable all suites are designed for double occupancy if desired. Now oering Brazilian Blowout $200 during the month of March! If you see a unique bicycle rolling through your neighborhood in the coming months, stop and chat with Harold Lawrence and his son Joshua. Harold Lawrence and his friend, Grant Goodrich, custom built the bike to allow Josh Lawrence to continue to be active after he received a traumatic brain injury that left him in a wheelchair. The unusual bike allows Josh Lawrence to cycle and steer as much as he can with Harold Lawrence at the rear, helping to propel and guide. They are training for several runs coming up this year including the Ortega River Run, Gate River Run and the Never Quit Jacksonville Beach Run. Youll notice immediately theres something very special about these two beyond the custom bike and training goals. They have a contagious joy and enthusiasm leaving others uplifted in their wake. Harold Lawrence does most of the talking because Josh Lawrence is unable to speak except through sign language. On September 9, 2001, at 20 years old, Josh Lawrence was at an all-night party and fell about 30 feet from the branch of a tree to the driveway below. After months in a coma, several years in and out of the hospital on the brink of death and years in recovery, he now travels everywhere with his father to share his story of an unwise choice made under the in” uence of alcohol and drugs and the permanent consequences of that choice. They talk about the heartbreak bad decisions can bring to an individual and their loved ones. They share the strength, hope and love of a family never giving up. Two years ago this dynamic duo walked and biked 15 miles a day from St. Augustine to Charlotte, North Carolina to raise awareness of brain injuries in the United States. They wanted people to know that there are over “ ve million Americans with brain injuries that require assistance with Congratulations to Julington Creek Plantation players for their excellent performance at the recent Julington Creek Plantation Championships! Pictured are Austin Van Dyke, Boys 14 “ nalist; Will Rose, Boys 14 champion; Jake Osher, Boys 16 consolation winner; Reid Rose, Boys 16 champion; Faith Daab, Girls 12 champion; Scott Miller, Julington Creek Plantation director of tennis; AJ Sanchez, Boys 10 champion; Kate Nystrom, Girls 14 champion (not pictured). Meet local residents Harold and Josh Lawrence daily activities. Thats about 2 percent of the population. Every “ fteen seconds someone in the United States su ers a brain injuryƒ four every minute. This year rather than walking across country, they will be walking in local neighborhoods in March for Brain Injury Awareness month. Biking is not the only activity these two enjoy on a regular basis; Josh Lawrence also goes to sur“ ng and water skiing events for the handicapped. He loves going to the movies but most of all he loves to eat anything sweet. To know more about Joshua Lawrences story or to have them speak at your organization, please visit their website www.thrutheroof.org or call Harold Lawrence at 881-4975.

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Page 20, The CreekLine • March 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Plantation Re creation Center presentsƒ Saturday, March 30th On Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Julington Creek Plantation will host its second annual Aqua Egg HuntŽ for the community. Children from the community will jump into the Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center Family Fun Pool and collect hundreds of colorful ” oating and sinking eggs in the The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank one can attain in scouting. It is a symbol of commitment to self, troop and community. Logan Faust earned that rank on January 22, 2013. Faust joined scouting at the age of eight and has enjoyed the experiences, the camaraderie and the challenges that go along with scouting. He is currently a sophomore at Creekside High School and plans to spend the next few years preparing for college and helping with his troop, Troop 287, located at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church in St. Johns County. Fausts Eagle Project consisted of constructing seven bird houses and one owl house for Alpine Groves Park in St Johns County. He also created a brochure that describes the types The Daddy-Daughter Dance was a large success. Thank you to our many volunteers who helped and extra thanks to Shelby and her committee for doing another “ ne job. Disco was the theme complete with leisure suits, large hair dos and a disco ball! February 14 was teachersta appreciation day. The chocolate fountain was the main attraction. All the treats Wards Creek Elementary Safety Leaders Caroline Serrahn, Kayla Karas, Ethan Drost, Timothy Miller, Hannah Algee and Storm Herrera were nominated by staff members as being excellent leaders going above and beyond helping WCE students and staff. Just a few of the responsibilities they have are getting students to class and making sure important information gets to the front of ce. We are very proud to have such great leaders who choose to model the 7 Habits of Happy Kids! Make a splash hunting for eggsBy Contributing Writer Linda DeBlois, Special Events Director, Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Centertime allotted. Every child will receive a prize. There will be a special prize for the child who collects the most eggs in each age group. This year a new age group has been added to sixth through eighth graders. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and to cheer the participants on. This event is sponsored by First Florida Credit Union. The age groups and times are as follows: 9:00a.m.: Preschoolers (Fun Pool; beach entry only) 9:30 a.m.: Kindergarten and “ rst grade (Fun Pool; beach entry only) 10:00 a.m.: Second and third grade (entire pool) 10:30 a.m.: Fourth and “ fth grade (entire pool) 11:00 a.m.: Middle School (entire pool) This event is open to the public and sold out quickly last year. For further information about this event or to preregister, please go to www. jcpcdd.org or contact Linda DeBlois at ldeblois@jcpcdd. org or 821-3637.New Eagle Scout, Logan Faustof birds he is hoping to attract and includes a map showing the location of the birdhouses within the park. The majority of the houses are located along the paved hiking trail located near the entrance of the park. Wards Creek Elementary UpdateBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, Wards Creek PTO were delicious! We are so proud of our fourth graders who made it through FCAT writes. First graders adopted fourth graders and furnished them with treats and words of encouragement. The Warrior school spirit was overwhelming. Coming up is Spring Break, March 25 through 29. Have a safe and happy holiday! The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com 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

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 21 904-765-2020 www .clayeye.com Orange Park: 2023 Professional Ctr Dr. Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-2020 Mandarin: 11790 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-765-2020 Fleming Island: 1615 CR 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Three convenient locations to serve you! hil & Macula Family Dianes Baby & Childrens Warehouse 15% OFFAll Used Clothes with coupon EXP: 4/15/136000 sq. feet of clean, quality and organized NEW and USED Toys, Clothes, & Baby Gear Dianes B a 6 HOURS: Mon-Thurs 10-6 Fri & Sat 10-5 Like Us on Facebook for our Daily Deals!10503 San Jose Blvd. (Across from Target) Hickory Creek Elementary recently participated in the Boosterthon Fun Run and raised more than $20,000 for the school. The goal of the run was to raise funds while teaching the kids about the importance of “ tness, leadership and character. On the road of life, children are faced with a lot of choices to make. This years theme Highway USAŽ taught them to make the choices that count. Highway USA took the students all over America to visit cities and landmarks while learning about “ ve historical leaders who made the right choices. The choice challenges that the children learned about were leadership, character, learning, “ tness and good attitude. Students were taught about leadership and how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw a need to help people, stood up as a leader and empowered others. They then chose character and learned about President Abraham Lincoln and the story of how he earned his nickname Honest As teary-eyed parents and friends prepare to see Creeksides class of 2013 o to college, a new class is gearing up for a brand new experience„freshman year. But they shouldnt worry; they made it through middle school! The toughest part is over! So, lets play a little game of Myth or Truth, to help out the future Knights (perhaps squiresŽ) of Creekside! Getting to my locker is going to be really tough! Myth! At Creekside, lockers can be found in almost every hallway and youre bound to pass yours at least once during the school day. Its kind of the same,Ž says current freshman Elyssa Brooks. But you should plan out when youre going to your locker.Ž The school is so huge! Ill never make it to my classes on time! Myth! Creeksides pretty big„its true! Autumn Franks, current junior, warns, The school is de“ nitely bigger than middle school.Ž But Creekside takes care to compensate for its expanse. Jewel Flowers, a sophomore, shares, You have a lot more time to get to class.Ž Creekside allows “ ve minutes between classes and even has a warning bell that goes o in the middle of class changes. I keep hearing that homework is a bigger deal in high school. Truth! Homework really matters and you should try your best, even in middle school, to keep up with it! Sebastian Inks, a current junior at Creekside, emphasizes the need for focus on homework and how much bigger a part homework plays in learning material. Teachers are considerably less lenient when it comes to lateness.HCE students hit the road to good choicesBy Contributing Writer Laurie ArgottAbeŽ by just one small, impactful decision to do the right thing when no one was looking. When they choose learning, they heard about Thomas Edison and his more than 1,000 patents. This showed students what it means to ask questions, learn and contribute knowledge. They were then inspired to choose “ tness and hear about Glenn Cunningham who was an amazing runner from the 1930s who set three world records. And lastly, they learned about pilot Amelia Earhart and her good attitude that took her the longest route to circle the entire globe in an airplane. While the students learned about making good choices, they got pledges per lap or ” at donations from family members and friends. More than 70 percent of the students participated and 1761 pledges were accumulated during the event. The money raised will go toward technology in the classroom and an awning for the schools amphitheater. CHS HappeningsCreeksides declassi ed High School Survival GuideŽBy Sarah Schreck, CHS StudentsYou should take HOPE online,Ž suggests Dylan Knight, a current junior. Taking HOPE, a physical education requirement, online over the summer can give you more room in your schedule for another class or elective and students are required to take an online class to graduate, anyways. Creekside also o ers some awesome academies, including the Academy of Engineering Technology and the Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning, which can give students a leg up and an inside look into possible career paths. If youd like to channel your inner Einstein, the Advanced Scholars Program (ASP) may be for you. Students are required to take certain classes, including the usual four core classes and a speci“ c number of years of a foreign language. In doing so, they get direct placement into the Advanced Placement (AP) and foreign language classes and may have a greater chance for recognition by the College Board through AP testing. AP classes are rigorous, but give students the opportunity to complete college-level courses with credit, earned by passing a test at the end of the year. Creekside o ers seemingly endless opportunities for extracurricular activities as well, with marching and concert band, all varieties of sports and “ tness teams, many honors societies, culture and pop-culture clubs, chorus, drama, art and photography classes and clubs, history and political clubs„the list goes on and on. Make sure to check the Creekside website to further guide you before youre knighted!Ž Lunar PhasesNew: March 11First Quarter: March 19Full: March 27 Last Quarter: April 3

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Page 22, The CreekLine • March 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will “ nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated A game “ rst played in the early 1970s, Ultimate never really reached its potential as a team sport until recent years. The sport is now sprouting across the nation through clubs and organizations in high schools all around. But what is Ultimate? First played at Columbia High School in New Jersey, Ultimate„commonly known as Ultimate Frisbee„is a fast-paced sport featuring two teams who try as a unit to get the Frisbee to an end-zone through passing to one another. The player in possession of the disc has only a short amount of time to hold it and cannot run while in possession, thus the fast-paced action as players must think quickly to “ nd a team mate and move towards the end-zone. The sport is a growing phenomenon throughout the world and is represented at Nease High School by the Nease Ultimate Frisbee Club. Ultimate is not recognized as an o cial sport at Nease, but is strongly personi“ ed by the after school club. The club itself competes against other teams throughout the area in a casual environment that is all about fun. Sam Still, junior varsity captain, describes it as just coming together with friends after school The “ rst annual Daddy Daughter Dance held at MCE was a tremendous success. More than 200 girls, escorted by their dads, attended the event. The hard work of the PTA was rewarded by the many smiles shared by a cafeteria full of giggling girls and doting fathers. One student was quoted as saying, This is the best night of my life!Ž MCEs maintenance coordinator, Mr. Davis, was awarded the Energy Star Award from the district. The Energy Star program was started in 2008 with a focus on saving energy by consolidating summer hours and usage. Davis was recognized for this award due to his part in helping make this program a success. Since 2008 this program has saved over $18 million dollars. Thank you, Mr. Davis, for your support and hard work. All second graders at MCE got into character on Friday, February 15 to participate in a Living Museum. Visitors as Nease HappeningsA spotlight on Ultimate at Nease High SchoolBy Samuel Wright, Nease Student Ammon Burmeister, Tyler Hall and Shannon Dorman of the Nease Ultimate Club.and really having fun.Ž Still, who recently began playing Ultimate only a few years ago, explained how the sport grew on him and outlined the potential that the sport has. Its big, its easy, thats what is great about it. Its just so easy to do. You dont have to do three years of the sport to be good; its sort of second-nature. It is something that can expand so easily. I didnt even know about it until a few years ago and now I love it,Ž Still explained. Not only does the Ultimate Club at Nease enjoy and appreciate the sport itself, but it also brings students together in a close and friendly atmosphere. When asked what he thought the best part of the club was, Still said,  I would have to say the true companionship and just how much of a bond we all have. Becoming friends with who youre playing with is crucial to your performance. Just knowing people makes all the di erence.  The sport itself combined with the compatibility of the members and uni“ cation makes for an exciting and unique experience for players and provides students with a new and enjoyable after-school activity. Still re” ected his thoughts of the special nature of the club and the sport as he wrapped up his thoughts. Its fantastic. What is really unique about it is that it combines multiple sports. Its just di erent, its unexpected.Ž He continued, Ultimate is so fast-paced and unexpected, every single time you play it is a brand new experience all over again. Its a sport that you dont have to be good at, all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself.Ž Ultimate continues to grow all around and players like Sam Still will be happy to see the sport blossom and become increasingly popular as an enjoyable sport and experience. Mill Creek Elementary School NewsBy Contributing Writer Wendi Brothers, Mill Creek Elementary Schoolwell as students were invited to tour the classrooms and enjoy all the hard work of the second grade students. Creativity was abundant as each child wore costumes, displayed props and talked about the important achievements that made their character part of history. This activity required research that was done both at school and at home as well as an introduction to public speaking. Students were able to act out their character in their own classrooms allowing the visitors to come to them. This atmosphere helped put even the most timid of students at ease, providing excitement and enthusiasm for all. One student, whose character was Bill Gates, brought in a computer made out of a shoe box and aluminum foil. Another talked of his character, Neil Armstrong, having the most amazing fact not that he “ rst walked on the moon but that he got to skip second grade due to good grades and a high reading level.Emma, Madison and Nicole with their dads at the Daddy Daughter Dance.

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 23 904.823.3764 260-4866 www.starlightjax.com Star ightGYMNASTICSOur #1 Priority: Your Children Motivating classes for all ages Fun Additional ProgramsBack by popular demand!Summer CampJune 10th – August 10th Conveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd. 2013-2014 Early Bird Registration$10 OFFApril 29th – May 25th Everybody better be wearing green on the March 17 or theyll get pinched because a short little green fellow with a red beard told me St. Patricks Day is coming up! Quarter exams are March 13 through March 18 and the third quarter ends March 21. Book those campsites and airplane seats because students at FCMS have a lot of vacation time coming up! Theres a teacher planning day on the March 22 and Spring Break starts on March 25. Classes resume Tuesday, April 2. On March 4 the FCMS Flyers volleyball team had their last game against Swiss Point Ok my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs), per my latest issue of InStyle say hello to the color of the season … Pistachio! This is a pretty, super-pale green, not celery but think of pistachio ice cream. Its light and airy, a very unusual tone, but easy to ease into your wardrobe. Our Florida whites are a perfect canvas for this hue to be layered with, or pop it over your black capris or favorite skirt. You could be brave and wear it from head to toe; if its not perfect with your skin tone, add a scarf around your neck to keep it from your face. Icy jewelry is the thing to wear with a pistachio ensemble so break out your silver or diamonds and shine them up! This cool image is great for a hot Florida afternoon garden party. To continue the subject of color, there are some great looking combos for your new spring ensembles. The mix of black and white is a summer staple, but this year put a pop of yellow with it whether it be a necklace or a big bangle bracelet. Lemon yellow and gray and white are very pretty together so play with mixing this trio too. Silver clothing in a metallic form is out there to add a cool e ect to your out“ t whether it be a jacket or a cute three-quarter dusterŽ and a nice touch of lemon yellow goes well here too. Speaking of bracelets„they are popular, coming in odd shapes and very chunky, so grab a few pieces of accessories in popping colors to update your wardrobe. The necklace of the Fashion UpdateSpring fashion crash courseBy Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsyear is a multi-strand rope of pearls in extra large diameter … I mean bubblegum sized pearls. Its great looking with simple dresses and suits. Another perfect thing for my FFFs this season is the city short. Yes, dressy shorts are the inŽ garment and we could not be happier here in the South! City shorts are longer in the leg and cut a little fuller in the hips. Teamed up with a short little jacket, it could be a dressy look for any event (think satin shorts). This is certainly cooler than a pair of pants and looser than a tight short skirt, so put together a sharp looking short-suit this spring! Now about your denim„the array of colors of the jeans this year resembles a rainbow! Wild new colors and brocade jeans are a hit. The new length for your skinny legged jean is called a skimmer,Ž which means it ends just at your ankle bone … thus a hot looking pair of sandals are in order to go with them! Geometric is big this year; you will see it in little short printed knit dresses, shoes and even bags and jewelry. This pops up your standard little black dress (LBD); cant you just see a brightly colored geometric pair of high heels with your LBD? Another retro trend is back … white eyelet … and its great for our hot summer outings. I have seen it in shorts, jackets and dresses; its grand! So what do you say we go springtime shopping today? Fruit Cove Baptist Church is hosting the 13th annual Spring Festival and Car Show on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the church, 501 State Road 13 in Jacksonville. The Car Show will run from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the Spring Festival will run from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 pm. Games, activities, food and drink will be o ered at no charge. Young children to senior adults will “ nd enjoyable options available, including in” atable bouncers and other games and Spring Festival & Car Show sure to delight community exhibits. Outstanding door prizes, live music and fun childrens activities set this family-friendly event apart from others. The Car Show venue spans the ages from beautiful antiques to classic muscle car hot rods to modern sports cars. A wide variety of cars, trucks, and motorcycles will be on display for viewing. For more information about the Spring Festival and Car Show, please call 287-0996.FCMS HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Maddie Ross, FCMS StudentMiddle School. They “ nished up their season with a volleyball tournament that began March 6. The Flyers appreciate your support throughout the season and the tournament! If you think you can dunk, come out to basketball intramurals starting on March 19. They will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. The FCMS Band had the performance evaluations for the year March 8 through March 10. Congratulations to the FCMS Jazz Ensemble for straight superiors at their music evaluations in February! Lets give a big round of applause to the 21 students who earned superiors and the 20 students who earned excellent ratings at Solo and Ensemble adjudication. The FCMS Drama Club is putting on their production of The Little Mermaid on March 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m. It promises to be an under the sea adventure! Eighth grade registration course selections were on March 4 through 8. Good luck to all our rising high schoolers! On March 7, the Student Council hosted a spring Fling Dance. Everyone boogied til they dropped. It was a night to remember! Upcoming events include: Battle of the Books, which is on March 12. I know the Fruit Cove team will do great as they always do! The Spring Book Fair is on March 18 through 21, so save up your allowance to get that new book! Ladies pick out a dress and boys look your best, because spring pictures will be on March 21. Have a Happy St. Patricks Day! need customers?sales@thecreekline.com

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Page 24, The CreekLine • March 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Faith News likeŽ us on Facebook The Regaissance Resort 904-641-8385 Baymeadows/Southside 7860 Southside Blvd. Mandarin 6595 Columbia Park Court Mandarin Location Outdoor Lakeside Easter Worship at 6:30 am, 8:30 am, 10:30 am on Sunday 3/31/13 Baymeadows/Southside Location Easter Vigil Worship 5:30 pm on Saturday 3/30/13 Easter Worship 8:00 am, 9:15 am, 11:00 am on Sunday 3/31/13 Visit SOTWJax.com for Palm Sunday and other Lenten Service s Sunday, March 31st Traditional Easter Service 10:30 AM, followed by Easter Egg Hunt Sunrise Service 6:50 AM at Mickler Beach 2777 Race Track Road St. Johns, FL 32259 904-287-1505 Rev. Mona Krane Easter provides us with an opportunity to nd a new life in God. Awaken fully to the renewal, rebirth, and resurrection available in the life of Christ! www.unityinjax.com A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org 7pm Saturday March 23rd & 11am Sunday March 24th When we drove by the neighborhood park yesterday, I saw a little boy kicking a ball alone. His dad stood a few feet away, consumed by his iPhone. They were right next to each other yet miles apart. When you read that, do you feel that little twinge? Do you experience a tug on your heartstrings that is part guilt and part longing? I “ nd myself longing for more time, more sweet memories and the consciousness in the moment to make better choices. That little twinge can be a good thing to spur us on to being better parents. Lets consider together how our many small choices add up to a parenting lifestyle. For the sake of transparency, Ill share that when Im stopped at a long red light, I often reach for my iPhone. When I snuggle Clara at naptime, its always with phone in-hand or nearby. Why? Why the need to multi-task snuggle time? Does being distracted, perhaps, defeat the point of slowing down and snuggling my busy toddler? How many more snuggles will I enjoy with this youngest child and is any tradeo worth missing these moments mentally, even if my body is fully there? Im reminded again of the importance of being fully there wherever I am. What steps do you need to take to engage your children and your spouse? What should you give up and what should you add to make your family life rich and full of love and laughter? When I pop on Facebook at long red lights, Im essentially choosing the phone over interacting with my NSJC Young Life invites you to join us for the third annual Young Life Race for Kids 5k walk/run to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Nocatee beginning at 8:00 a.m. This fun walk/run will bring families and the entire community together to support our teenagers in Northern St. Johns County by helping fund Young Lifes weekly club meetings, sending kids to camp and other special events. Young Life is a non-denominational scripture based mission of Christ centered people committed to reaching adolescents in our community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Visit www.younglife.org for more information. Register now for the 5k race for $25 ($30 after April 1, 2013) by visiting www.YLRaceForKids.com. Sponsorships and in kind donations are still welcomed, but call quickly for business and sponsor recognition!Nease High School sends wrestler, Branden Wade, a senior to the State competition in Lakeland, Florida. After the Regional competition held on February 8-9, Wade, wrestling in the 160 lb. bracket, secured the fourth place spot advancing himself to the Florida State Wrestling Finals. Pictured are Head Coach Grant Taylor, Branden Wade and Coach Chris Taylor. Legend credits St. Patrick with teaching the Irish about the concept of the Trinity by showing people the shamrock, a three-leaf clover, using it to highlight the three divine persons in one GodŽ Christian belief. In celebration, the families of St. Patricks Episcopal Church invite you and your family to our St. Patricks Day Celebration! In recognition of our patron saint, we will begin the day with a traditional Episcopal service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, at St. Patricks Episcopal Church located at 1221 State Road 13 in St. Johns. Then, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., our celebration moves outdoors with activities for the whole family including a giant blarney slide, shamrock bounce house, pot of gold scavenger hunt, hot Irish potato toss and Irish jig competition. Enjoy hot Irish stew and a cold beverage! We welcome you to join us for part of the day or the whole day. Meet our congregation, learn a little of the love of St. Patrick and just enjoy an afternoon with your family. For more information, please contact us at 287-2807. San Juan del Rio welcomes you to join us for our “ fth annual Spring Auction, to be held on April 27 at Renaissance World Golf Village. Events include dinner, silent and live auction, ra es, a DJ and cash bar. Tickets are $50 per person until April 21; after April 21 they are $60. This event is for those who are 21 and over and formal attire is requested. Opportunities to donate for the auction and ticket information can be found at http://sanjuandelriospringauction.shutter” y. com/ Proceeds bene“ t the San Juan del Rio parish. Purposeful ParentingBy Allie Olsenkids. Should I then be surprised when I dont know my child intimately? This month I guess Im asking more questions than sharing ideas and tips. My March idea is to create a social-media-free home from the time your children are young. Model a family culture of interacting with those around you and putting phones and iPads away during most of the day. Im considering creating a charging station in a drawer in the hallway so the phone is accessible if someone calls or I need to look something up but not visible where every alert grabs my attention. As my older kids are hitting their teen years, our family is learning how to balance their needs for computer time, texting and all that goes with being a teen. Im not suggesting an ascetic lifestyle! But I do “ rmly believe some sacri“ ces are worth it. I always believed that! Now Im challenged„and Im challenging you„to live it out. Make lots of little good choices and enjoy lots of fun memories with your littles. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 25 Two Other Locations for your Convenience: Ponte Vedra 1102 A1A N, #104 904 273-6533Hodges Blvd.4745 Sutton Pk. Ct. # 801904 743-2100 growing healthyPlease visit our patient portal for new patient registration: facebook.com/doctorojax twitter.com/drojax Julington Creek 1633 Race Track Road #103904 287-7000 drojax.com Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville NOW IN JULINGTON CREEK! Call for an Appointment Today! REACH UP. REACH IN. REACH OUT. Service times: Sunday at 10 am Wednesday at 7 pm Cunningham Creek Elementary School REACHJAX.COM 3450 CR 210 W. (Just west of Cimarrone Golf and Country Club)www.fcctoday.com or 287-3223 Join Us In Celebration FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH Glow in the Dark Easter Egg HuntFriday, March 22nd from 7:30 – 8:30pm at Faith Community ChurchFREE family fun event! Kid’s age group hunts, for toddler-6th grade. Entertainment and light refreshments will be provided. There will be door prizes and a grand prize golden egg in each age group.Did we mention that it is glow in the dark!? Glow in FridayMarch22ndfrom7: This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Silver Linings Playbook, a dramatic comedy and romance, great for adults and teens. From a Maryland mental institution, Pat Solitano Jr., portrayed by Bradley Cooper, is released back into society as long as he lives with his parents, Pat Sr. and Delores, played by Robert DeNiro and Jackie Weaver. After catching his wife in a compromising position, Pat reacted violently and was sentenced to time served in a mental health facility; he is still dealing with these issues and a restraining order from his ex-wife. When released, though he has therapy appointments to commit to, he sets up a dynamic of healing that he describes as seeking silver linings as the way Congressman Ron DeSantis, who represents Floridas 6th Congressional District, took a tour of the Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek. He met with the sta and learned more about this state of the art medical facility.Florida State College at Jacksonville student intern Alecia Vallis Henley is in the “ nal stages to starting her career. This semester she will complete her Pre-K Primary Education Degree requirements. Her “ nal assignment? To complete an student internship in her “ eld. At the beginning of January she was assigned to join the sta of Julington Creek Elementary School under the direction of second grade teacher Neeti Gregg. Gregg has been acting as her mentor. Henley has already taken over the classroom activities. This experience is priceless. I get an opportunity to put what I have learned at FSCJ to life,Ž said Henley. Not only do I get to try di erent teaching strategies, but I have the oppor-Congressman visits emergency care centerThe Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek is a full-service ER located o of Race Track Road in St. Johns County. It is open 24/7, is sta ed by ER doctors and features a dedicated pediatric area. Movie ReviewSilver Linings PlaybookDirected by: David O. Russell. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro. Review by TG StantonGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) to heal his mind. He declines prescribed medication because of the ways they make him feel, leaving him socially challenged. After a dinner with friends who pair him up with Ti any, performed by Jennifer Lawrence, Pat “ nds himself face to face with another tortured soul. Ti any has lost her husband and seeks an unusual method of comfort. Her therapy is dance and though running in the neighborhood eases Pats mind, dance becomes a means he hopes will guide him back to his ex. Twists and turns with family and personal relationships, in addition to fanatical Philly Eagles fans and his therapist, lead to silver linings in almost every dark cloud, addiction and the various dynamics surrounding his new living situation. This “ lm of compulsions, trials and tribulations is welldirected by David Russell. The movie plays out smoothly in an interesting fashion for the misguided and controlling families who aim to help the troubled individuals. Though many of those helping have their own issues, di erent support systems are de“ nitely in place. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have a chemistry that aids them in conquering not only their own di culties of dealing with daily living, but often some of the problems of their nearest and dearest. Through comedy, action and drama, Lawrence, DeNiro and Cooper “ nd a way to overcome di erences and “ x their families. Through a very unique means of using gambling and dance, the game is on. The dance scenes are not quite Dancing with the Stars, but they provide a credible performance and look like they had fun. Who knew? And romance could be around the corner. FSCJ student intern gets a career experience at JCESubmitted by Ingrid Jones, Julington Creek Elementary School Alecia Vallis Henley, Jaheim Miller and Avery Raimondotunity to work with a diverse group of students who challenge me every day to make learning not only a ective, but fun.Ž If you ask the students, they too are enjoying the experience. I love having Mrs. Henley in our classroom,Ž says student Jaheim Miller. We now have two teachers who can help us, so I get a lot of attention.Ž Henley says that she always wanted to be a teacher. She taught pre-kindergarten classes for “ ve years and fell in love with the art of teaching. She lives in Julington Creek with her husband Kenny Henley. She has three daughters who all go to St. Johns County Schools. She will complete her student internship at the end of April.

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Page 26, The CreekLine • March 2013 • www.thecreekline.com “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 2245-102 County Road 210W 904-827-1401 904827 40% OFFYour Pets First ExamNEW CLIENTS ONLY. EXP 12/31/13Must present coupon in order to receive discount. Animal Medical Clinic at St. John Full Service Veterinary Hospital 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! Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm Vendor Inf o: 89 00 This years spring sports have started out with quite the running start. With a great opening to the track season last month, freshman Jordan Fields shattered the school record for the 200M race. The next home meet with be held on March 15 at 4:00 p.m. Come out and support your boys and girls track and “ eld teams. They love all to hear all the screaming encouragement. Also, coming up this month is the St. Johns River Conference on March 20, hosted by Nease High School at 10:00 a.m. Only the top four of each team will be chosen to compete in this meet. Good luck Knights! It looks like a great track season ahead for all the dedicated Creekside runners. A spring sport that gets commonly overlooked is the boys weightlifting team. They train hard every day to work their way to becoming state champs. Coming up this month on the March 20 is their subsectionals at Bolles. This years JV and varsity baseball teams are hoping to hit this season o with a swing. With the JVs upcoming games against Fleming Island High School and Clay County, this season will bring the heat as they show our competitors what the Knights really have. The varsity baseball team has gotten o to a real start this season! With a standing record As spring approaches, new sports are taking o : track and “ eld, baseball, softball, lacrosse and tennis are all beginning, as boys and girls basketball come to an end. High hopes and expectations are in the Nease atmosphere and big victories are sure to come. The Lady Panthers girls basketball ended in the Elite Eight round, by only three points to Rickards High School, but after this incredible season, the girls have much to be proud of. The boys team has their Sweet Sixteen round at press time, against Bishop Kenny. The boys are ready to play and Matt Capriotti, a junior said, We have to come together as a team to do the best we can. We had On your mark, get set, go!Ž Its a race to the “ nish line with the Bartram Trail track and “ eld team in the lead. Last year left for a remarkable turn out as the Bears boys team made it to the 2012 FHSAA State Championship. Nick Uruburu, a senior on the team who has run track for four years now, was a part of the overall state championship team, a part of the state championship 4x4 team and the winner of the open 400-meter dash. He is also ranked as the third fastest runner across the nation for the 400-meter dash and is committed to the University of Florida on a full scholarship. When asked about this years season, Uruburu replied, We are going to have another great year. We are a strong team with a lot of heart.Ž The girls track and “ eld team has a “ re under their feet as well with high goals set for this season. Madison Caldwell, a junior, who has been running track since her freshman year, talks about her team: Everyone gives their best e ort at every Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentour ups and downs during the season, but weve peaked at the end and were ready to go full out.Ž The baseball team has a bright outlook for their season. They hope to win districts and beat Ponte Vedra High, their biggest rivals. The team lost “ ve seniors last year, but that wont stop them from doing the best they can. Out of about 20 games they have this season, they have played three so far and theyre ready to play even more in the coming months. Softball has begun to play their games and have started to come together as a team. With more than 20 games, the girls know that if they put all their skills together, with a new coach, Coach Ward and Coach Alexander, they are ready. Only two seniors graduated last year, so the girls are ready for the go forwardŽ season and especially are looking forward to beating their biggest rival, Matanzas High School. Track and “ eld, encompassing so many events, has begun as well. With new coaches for some events, along with Coach Blue and new uniforms, the team is ready to be victorious. The large turnout for the team has Mary Ski, a senior on the team who recently committed to Dartmouth, remarking, Having this big team and everyone so excited and ready makes me really happy for the season. Everyones doing well and we have a really wellrounded team!Ž The preparation and dedication will surely get these athletes in the top eight spots and rack up points to win the meets. Tennis has had a rough start, as the biggest competition for both boys and girls, Bolles, Ponte Vedra and Creekside have been their opponents back to back. But now the teams are ready to take on the rest of the season full-on and prepare for victory, which would be winning districts. Finally, lacrosse has been conditioning and practicing rigorously for their “ rst games. The girls are very excited for the season and with the great teamwork on the “ eld, theyre prepared for the best. Their new coach, Coach Missy, along with the talent and skills of the girls, will make them champions.BTHS Sports RoundupBy Megan Grant, BTHS Studentpractice and Im excited to see how we perform in our meets.Ž With the boys team well known for their accomplishment at states last year, Caldwell exclaimed, I want the girls to come out and show their talent and make a name for us. My expectation for this year is to make the BT girls team known to all other schools.Ž As the record breaker for the 400-meter at Bartram Trail and a member of the 4x4 as the anchor leg, which has broken school and county records, Caldwell made it all the way to regionals last year. A majority of the athletes who run track are also participants in other sports with Bartram Trail. For these select people, this sport is a way to stay in shape on their o season as well as getting faster and stronger. A meet against Creekside will take place on Friday, March 15 with the Bears vs. Knights rivalry at its best. With districts still a month away, the athletes prepare themselves for excellence. CHS Sports RoundupBy Contributing Writer Kassie Solms, CHS Studentso far of three wins and zero losses, they are well prepared to take on Fleming Island on March 19 and Clay County High on March 21. Keeping up with the boys is what our girls softball players do best. This month the varsity and JV girls take on the wrath of Bartram Trail on March 20 at 6:00 p.m. Watch last years district champs decimate the pride of the Bears and head on up to being #1 yet again! Lets go, Creekside! Some of the most interesting teams to watch and follow at Creekside are the boys and girls lacrosse teams! The boys varsity lacrosse team has several big games coming up this month. On March 19, they take on Episcopal High School of Jacksonville and on March 26 they play Christopher Columbus Boys Catholic School. Remember, in times of battle, we sweat red and black! The girls lacrosse players also have a great season to be looking forward to this month. On March the 21, our varsity Lady Knight lacrosse team takes on the mighty Bartram Trail Bears. Come out and give the girls a thunderous crowd to bring home the win against our rivalry team, the Bears. Last, but in no means least, are the boys and girls tennis teams. They train super hard every day to get to where they want to be and certainly dont get half the credit they should. Two big matches are coming up this month. On March 21, the girls varsity tennis team plays against Keystone Heights Junior-Senior High School and the boys varsity team plays against Gainesville High School on March 18 and Episcopal High School of Jacksonville on March 20. Both of the boys tennis matches will be at home. Come out and give them a show of support. Lets march forward and spring into action, Creekside Knights and come out and cheer on your favorite team, Creekside Crazies! Good Luck Knightsƒthis is your lucky month. The Cosmos 3vs3 soccer team went undefeated and won the JYS 3v3 Challenge March Madness Tournament. It was impressive because this was the teams rst tournament in three months. They won the U11 competitive division title and it was a total team effort with everyone contributing and playing hard in the blustery and chilly conditions. The Cosmos team is comprised of Koel Johnson, Bence Kosik, Kyle Corbett, Cesar Troncoso and Gavin Skipper and is coached by Kevin Corbett.

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No matter what, we can make time to read! Between the Scholastic Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYPBook Fair workshop at Palencia Elementary and the ” yer for our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair, my bag of books to read is over” owing! Two of the books that are coming with our fair caught my eye back in January as strong possibilities for class novels. They both “ t the tie to United States History (eighth grade social studies) perfectly. With our new language arts teacher, Lindsay Burke, coming from teaching United States History last year, she is just the one to understand the need for the connection between what “ ction they are reading and the content they are studying. The “ rst one is The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. The main protagonist is a middle school girl whose friendship is threatened by segregation. Marlee is willing to “ ght for her friendship with Liz in spite of her communitys prejudice. The second book I have recommended is Je ersons Sons by Kimberly Bradley. This is a historical “ ction account of the children of the slave Thomas Je erson fathered. I love historical “ ction. I know I will read both of these as soon as I “ nish the sequel to the Heist Society by Ally Carter. By the way, I love this series; it takes place all over the world. I just recently checked out the entire series to one of our students who took them on a road trip and “ nished all of them over the week-end. De“ nitely is a sign of a good book when a student reads three books that quickly. Gordon Korman has added Hideout to his Swindle series. This is a hilarious dog adventure story. Somebody Please Tell Me Who I am by Harry PBMS Media Center cont. on pg. 32

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www.thecreekline.com • March 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 29 $25 OFFyour tax preparationValid only at address shown. This coupon must be presented prior to completion of initial tax of“ce interview. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. Expires April 15, 2013.H&R Block Customers Receive 50% off last years pricing 217-6363 Come see us at: 100 SR-13, Suite B, St. Johns, FL 32259 (Just South of Julington Creek Bridge) Get Max $$$ Back and Pay Lower Fees Now that spring has arrived it is time to start getting excited. With another mild North Florida winter behind us we can expect an early start to what is shaping up to be another fabulous “ shing year. Our “ shing opportunities are many and vary greatly. Backyard ponds, creeks, rivers, lakes, ocean and waterways are all just minutes away with each o ering their own unique type of “ shing. As spring advances any of these bodies of water can be considered for your next family “ shing trip. Ponds and creeks abound in most of our neighborhoods providing us with easy access to easy “ shing. Bream being the most prevalent species in these waters can provide hours of “ shing fun for the kids. An inexpensive zebco rod and reel “ shed with a hook and bobber with bread balls for bait is all it takes to get any kid on his way to becoming an avid angler. These very same ponds and creeks are also home to some pretty nice bass for the more experienced angler. The St. Johns River o ers us a huge variety of “ shing options throughout the year. Being brackish, both freshwater and saltwater species of “ sh will inhabit its shores along with tasty crustaceans such as blue crabs and shrimp. As the spring progresses to summer our “ shing possibilities will be on the increase giving us choices of whether to shrimp, “ sh for reds or even chase occasional tarpon. Our greatest body of water for our “ shing enjoyment is the Atlantic Ocean and you dont need a boat to “ sh it. Besides miles of beach to “ sh from, In June 2009, Jessica Moltisanti Reached for the StarsŽ and Zone Cheer All Stars was born. Since that time, Zone has become a program that has rocked the cheer industry with local, state and national recognition. Moltisanti, a former competitive cheerleader and cheer coach took her passion and opened the doors to Zone. Since opening in 2009, Zone Cheer has continued to grow by leaps and bounds and the spring ” oors at Zone have become a place for fun and athleticism for hundreds of the local youth. There were only 16 girls on that “ rst Zone Cheer team, but they had drive and determination to be amazing competitive cheerleaders. The girls who joined that team walked through the doors with very little cheerleading skills. Coaches Moltisanti and Melanie Marra worked their hearts out with the girls to coach them to learn skills that take many athletes years to learn. The coaches took the girls to a Senior Level 3 division in All-star cheer within six months. The team did not win “ rst place the “ rst season, but they placed well and were acknowledged for being a well-respected group with lots of Shane Carpenter “ nished o his perfect season with a piece of history by winning the Class 2A state title in the 195-pound weight class, which makes him the schools “ rst wrestling state champion and undefeated wrestling with a 41-0 record. His teammate, Aaron Galang, battled to a sixth place “ nish in the 113-pound weight class. That also marked a “ rst, as the school has never had two wrestlers place at the state tournament. Overall, Creekside led the county with 32 teams points and “ nished 15th place overall at the state tournament. Among the other county teams at the state tournament were St. Augustine placing 37th, Ponte Vedra placing 76th and Nease placing 80th in the 2A classi“ cation. This is a great achievement for such a young program. Under the guidance of Coach Rick Marabell the past “ ve seasons, Carpenter lifts Creekside wrestling to new heightsthe Knights have accumulated a 76-20 dual match record. The program has produced “ ve conference champions, seven district champions, 37 regional quali“ ers, three regional champions, eight state quali“ ers and two state placers with one state champion.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaJacksonville Beach and St. Augustine both o er piers for your “ shing convenience. Pier “ shing and surf “ shing can provide hours of fun for the whole family while providing catches that will feed everyone. Whiting are usually red hot in the spring and can be caught most anywhere in the surf or from a pier. With the arrival of spring we have another “ shing season before us. Our local bodies of water provide us with many di erent “ shing opportunities that are ours to enjoy. Now is the time to get excited and start planning that “ rst “ shing outing and maybe the next several to follow. Fishing Report: Bass biting in ponds and creeks. Whiting in the surf. Sea trout o the end of docks from Buckman to San Marco. Look for an early yellowmouth bite in the river at channel markers. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.Editors Note: This column marks the second year anniversary of Captain Davids “ shing reports. Thank you, Captain David, for sharing your knowledge with us these past two years! Gym grows by leaps and boundspotential. Zone Cheer has taken great care to build relationships, mold athletes and teach cheerleaders in their program that it is important to grow not only in athletics but, in sportsmanship! Moltisanti quickly branded her gym with a motto her mother always used while she was growing up: Reach For The Stars.Ž It takes drive, determination and heart to be able to achieve any goal and Zone Cheer takes great pride working with their athletes to achieve their goals. As the gym turned three years old, the program size of the gym tripled to three teams and a buzz had started in the community about this amazing little powerhouse gym. Year two was also the founding of our dance team, ZDT. The dance team was an exciting and welcome addition to the Zone family. With the help of the amazing Patty Adams, former head coach of Bartram Trail Dance Team and talented head coach Diana Conde, the program was o to an amazing start as a reputable competitive hip hop program. Conde coached the very “ rst team to a national championship title. The team not only placed amazing their “ rst season but also, won one of the most important awards in the gym, the Sportsmanship award. In its second year, ZDT has grown into two hip-hop teams and Zone would love to continue to grow into a larger program in the years to come. Zone Cheer continues to Reach for the StarsŽ as we move into year “ ve. Zone Cheer will be moving to a larger location accommodate the growing the Zone Cheer family. The new 12,000 square foot gym will have two spring ” oors, a full size ” at ” oor for school teams, tumble track, super spring ” oor, parent viewing area, rooms for changing and cubbies, a dance room, huge pro shop and plans of adding more along the way! Moltisanti has had the dream since she was 18 of owning her own gym and making it a wonderful place for kids to learn something they love, strengthen their minds and bodies and, to be part of more than just a team... but a family. Moltisantis vision was able to create an atmosphere that so families loved being In The Zone.Ž Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!

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Page 30, The CreekLine • March 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Oil Change & Rotation $19.99 $20 Off All Alignments $30 Off any Brake Job04-06-13 We are pleased to introduce Bakari, our new male African lion (Panthera leo). Bakari (Swahili for of noble promiseŽ) was acquired from a zoo that no longer had room for him. Bakari was housed with his male sibling; there was an issue with dominance, territory and feeding. The zoo felt it would be best for Bakari to have his own space here at the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. Bakari is nine years old and appears to be of Barbary lion descent. His mane is unusually short, he is small in stature and his teeth are quite worn for such a young felid. We attribute these maladies to a combination of inadequate diet and stress. He is currently on a power diet composed of beef, pork and chicken, topped with raw eggs and Oasis vitamins. We expect to see a drastic change in his coat and mane; however, he will never reach full growth. He also is su ering from a yet-tobe-determined skeletal disorder. Further testing is underway with our veterinarian. The Barbary lion was used by the ancient Romans in the Coliseum to battle with Gladiators. Known for their larger size and extended belly mane, Barbary lions were o ered in lieu of taxes and also as gifts to royal families in Morocco and Ethiopia. This lion subspecies was hunted to extinction in the wild by 1922. They only survive in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. The St. Augustine Wild Reserve is devastated to report the death of Mufasa, our much-It was to honor the memory of a very special young man and friend when the players of the Bartram Trail High School baseball team asked their coach to retire the jersey of their fellow player. On February 21, just prior to the beginning of the game between BTHS and Creekside High School the #6 jersey was placed into retirement never to be used again at Bartram Trail High School. The jersey belonged to Joe Davidson who lost his life in a car crash. At the game all the players of both BTHS and CSHS teams wore honorary jerseys sporting the name Davidson and the number 6 on the back. Davidson, an out“ elder for BTHS varsity baseball team for the last three years, left his impact not only on the “ eld but throughout the community. His love of baseball began at the age of “ ve. He played at MAA A special remembrance for a special ball playerBy Karl Kennelluntil he was ten, then played for JCB. When he was 12 he made the 12U Creeks Baseball Clubs Bears team, a travel ball team that ended its season that year with a trip to Cooperstown, New York to play in the weeklong All Star Village Tournament. He continued for two more seasons playing with JCB on the 13U and 14U teams before joining BTHS varsity team. Baseball was truly his favorite sport. Not only did Davidson love baseball, he loved sharing it with others. He was a volunteer BuddyŽ at the Field of Dreams, a special program that enables children with physical and mental disabilities to experience playing baseball. His impact was felt there to such an extent that this season of Field of Dreams was dedicated to his memory. Varsity coach Tony Sowers of BTHS re” ected on when he “ rst felt the impact of Davidsons tragedy. We were preparing for the “ rst game after his death. I was going to lay out the jerseys for the game and there right on top was Joes #6. It was then that it really hit me,Ž he said. He was also remembered by BTHS social studies teacher Mike We” er as being a great guy to have in class.Ž It is this kind of impact that Davidson had on his fellow players as a friend that prompted them to request that his jersey be retired. At the February 21 game, Davidsons parents Scott and Cammie Davidson presented Joes framed jersey #6 jersey to Coach Sowers as the players of BTHS lined the third base line and the players of CHS lined the “ rst base line. Joe Davidson was not just a ball player; he was a young man who carried himself as special man leaving a positive impact upon all he touched. St. Augustine Wild Reserve updateloved African lion. Born in Kansas in 1995, Mufasa journeyed to California and fell into the lap of Deborah Warrick, the founder and resident carnivore biologist of the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. Mufasa was three months old and weighed only 35 pounds. For the next 17 years, he thrilled audiences and guests with his famous roar, massive size (he was 600 pounds) and extremely dense, ” u y black and gold mane. In the wild, lions rarely live past eight or nine years. They are in their prime at three years of age, reign supreme for a couple of years in their own pride full of lionesses, then ultimately are deposed by a younger male. After losing his pride of lionesses, the exiled lion rarely forms another pride and must rely on scavenging. They do not live long. In captivity, while lions may live as long as 25, sadly, we lost Mufasa when he was about 17 years of age. He su ered a stroke in July 2012, rendering him incapable of eating on his own. This did not deter the sta at the Reserve, who were happy to hand-feed Mufasa several times a day. He showed improvement for a month or two, then began his inevitable decline; he passed away in November 2012. We will miss his beautiful roar, his sweet personality and the antics he displayed when he rolled in his daily dose of catnip. There will never be another Mufasa. Onyx, our lovely Asian black leopard, was acquired around the same time in 1995 as Mufasa. She starred on many television shows in California and she appeared on Ripleys Believe it or Not here in Florida. Coincidentally, Onyx su ered a stroke the same time as Mufasa in July 2012. Blood tests showed severe anemia without an apparent cause. Warrick nursed her back to health by hand-feeding her, administering ” uids and antibiotics. Onyx recovered to a point, then went blind. She can “ nd her way around her habitat and has been eating well, but we all know that her days are numbered. She is moving slowly, her appetite is on the decline and we can tell that she misses watching the chickens, geese and other birdlife at the Reserve sprint past her cage. She can hear them and smell them, but leopards are extremely visual animals. We are hoping that Onyx will become accustomed to her blindness and remain with us for several more years. The Reserve has been undergoing many renovations. We added a cement, ADA-compliant handicapped parking space for our handicapped guests, a new fence at the front of our property, security cameras throughout the compound, park benches for our tour guests and received a donation of nearly 100 live oak trees and bald cypress trees to enhance our property and assist with noise abatement. While we dont look like Busch Gardens, (yet!) we are working toward that goal. We also acquired a brand new nine-person golf cart to accommodate our tour guests who are unable to walk for long periods. A pair of spotted African hyenas will soon make their home at the Reserve, along with a pair of African bush babies (small primitive primates that resemble chinchillas with long tails). The St. Augustine Wild Reserve allows tours on an appointment-only basis. Please call 9400664 for reservations or email us at WildReserve@aol.com. Usually tours are on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons by appointment only, although we may be able to accommodate visitors on other days. Guests will be allowed to visit our exotic animals up close (no hands-on, please) while we feed our big cats on the tour. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 3546, St. Augustine, FL 32085. We look forward to seeing you at the St. Augustine Wild Reserve! For more information on the St. Augustine Wild Reserve, visit www.staugustinewildreserve.org. Happy St. Patrick’s DayFrom your friends at The CreekLine

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Stripes, chevrons and ombre e ects are perfectly on-trend. € Highlight architectural details by painting interior doors and trim in a colorful hue instead of traditional white. In one weekend or less, these simple changes will make your home feel like an entirely new space. So when the seasonal urge to renovate sets in, dont resist„reinvigorate your home with these ideas. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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Nease IB students have been planning and implementing this project since December 2012 in close collaboration with Habitat for Humanity St. Johns County volunteer coordinator Candy Radford. On two separate Saturdays in January and February, Nease IB seniors worked collectively 240 hours at a Habitat for Humanitys construction site in St. Augustine. “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all the W ate r T reatmen t C ompany J acksonvill e h as trusted f or over 2 0 Years. S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Nease IB seniors build homes for Habitat By Contributing Writer Karen Blackwell, Nease IB Booster ClubThe Nease IB seniors brought boundless energy and enthusiasm to the project. They framed, raised and installed the exterior and interior walls of a house, installed siding on another house and painted the interior of a third house. They all had fun and enjoyed seeing tangible results of their hard work. They also had an opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the future owner of the house, which was also very rewarding for them. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is elimination of poverty and homelessness from the world to make a decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.Ž To date over 600,000 decent a ordable homes have been built for 3 million people around the world. Nease IB senior students were very grateful for this opportunity to make a small contribution in laying the foundation for hope and future for St. Johns Countys families in need.Shee says current plans call for the buildings to set on the one and a half acre land nestled in preserved hardwood tree stands on the site and with an established buffer between the o ce building and neighbors on Flora Parke Drive, whose homes back up to the currently undeveloped property. Plans available through the St. Johns County Property Appraisers website indicate a typical bu er between the Mastercraft property line and the rear property lines of Flora Parke Drive residents backing up to the property to be 100 feet or more. In some cases the bu er will be smaller, but only at one point where a corner of the property meets the bu er. Mastercraft hopes to have permission from the county to have an entrance to the property both from Race Track Road and Durbin Creek Boulevard. Shee said only Mastercraft employees would occupy the building; no space would be leased to other companies. Two of our three partners live in Julington Creek Plantation,Ž Shee said. We want to live here and work here, keeping employment in St. Johns County. As Julington Creek Plantation residents, we also want only the best for where we live, too.Ž The Parkes homeowners worry any type of o ce or commercial structure on the now-vacant land will reduce their home values, reduce the aesthetic appeal of the area, particularly the entrance to the subdivision and fear the proposed o ce buildings workers will create safety issues for children, bikers, walkers, and runners near the entrance and en route to the nearby Julington Creek Elementary School. Angela Chriest has been a homeowner on Flora Parke Drive for 17 years and says a major concern is the Mastercraft property for proposed o ces is located within a residential subdivision. She has concerns about tra c jams, the safety of children at school bus stops and residential property backing up to the Mastercraft property. The homeowners have joined together in a group called Concerned Citizens of The Parkes of Julington Creek Plantation to “ ght the rezoning of the property and have begun meetings with an attorney to plan strategy. They also have a Facebook group in their name and interested parties are welcome to join it. A petition has been started against the rezoning; at press time, over 300 signatures are on the petition. Richard Curran-Kelley, community association manager for MAY Management Services, Inc. which handles the daily management of Julington Creek Plantation, says he and the Plantation board are aware of the proposed rezoning and are looking at what information is currently available, but its early to make any determination of a stand to take on the project. He said he and the board are waiting for full details and then will see what can be done. St. Johns County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson, who represents the Julington Creek Plantation area and is also a Plantation resident, distributed an open e-mail on Friday, March 1 addressing the potential rezoning. In part, the email says, No application for rezoning this land to allow commercial development has been made as of yesterday. ... My understanding is this parcel is about 1.5 acres. There is a bu er that is owned by the Community. ... The restrictions that are on the aesthetics of your homes in The Parkes do not apply to this parcel. ... The landowner ... indicates there is an old cattle dip on this site and there will be a costly clean up to eliminate arsenic prior to any use of the land.Ž Julington Creek Plantation homeowners who would like additional information about the Concerned Citizens group may email Kevin Glover at cc4theparkes@gmail.com or call Jeanie Prete at 553-6070. 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We had a great visit from Bill Hamilton of Southern Horticulture in St. Augustine and later in the month had a fun, sun-shiny day spreading fertilizer in the Freedom Butter y Garden in Alpine Groves Park. On March 14, we will travel to Elkton, Florida to tour Native Gardens and talk with Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant and owner. For more information, please call 287-9772. GardeningToo early for tomatoes?By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAStransplant our seedlings early. One solution is to use a grow light, which is simply a light source which mimics daylight. There are fancy set-ups costing hundreds of dollars, but for a tray or two of seedlings one strip-light “ tting, with either a purchased stand or something home-made (like my arrangement using a couple of chairs) is “ ne. For one seed tray, a two-foot “ tting costs around $12 at a big box store and for two trays, a four-foot light is just over $30 online. For a heat source to help germination, set your newly sown seeds, covered with plastic wrap, above the refrigerator. Check regularly to avoid them drying out, spraying the compost carefully to keep it damp and once the seedlings start to show, remove the plastic and put them about two to three inches below your grow light. At this stage continue to be careful with watering; too much and they may dampen o (fall over and die!) or with too little water they will just shrivel away. By setting them in a tray and watering from the bottom, you can ensure the roots will be well moistened and the vulnerable stem protected. Drain any excess water away after about 20 minutes. Once your seedlings have two true leaves, begin a onceweekly application of a halfdilution of a liquid fertilizer. For organic gardeners, seaweed is a good choice; if you are more economy-minded, theres nothing wrong with that watersoluble blue crystalline product (the name of which escapes me). As they grow, keep the light about three inches above your plants. As well as tomatoes, this method works well for hot and sweet peppers and di erent varieties of basil. Transplant your seedlings carefully into clean four-inch pots, using a good quality potting soil. Before planting them out, after all chances of frost are over, harden o your plants by getting them accustomed to sunshine and breezes. Beginning with milder morning sunshine, put them out for a few hours a day and increase exposure gradually. By the time you come to plant them, they should be out for 24 hours and used to at least six hours of sun. But be careful still to keep the pots from drying out. Either choose an overcast day to plant out or plant later in the day to avoid too much sun and water each plant well to minimize shock.The last month or so has been a busy one for the scouts of Troop 280. In January, more than 20 scouts braved the cool weather to attend the River Bend District Camporee. This involved participating in scout skill activities and various competitions, including a Dutch oven cook-o A contingent of our Order of the Arrow scouts and adults also attended the OA Winter Fellowship at Camp Shands. A highlight Active winter for Troop 280By Contributing Writer Lisa Leavins County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson with Senior Patrol Leader Erik Sorenson.of this month was to have our county commissioner, Cyndi Stevenson, speak to the scouts concerning the role of government in our community, as some boys worked to complete their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. The troop participated in Snow Day at Durbin Creek Elementary as vendors as well as volunteers for tra c control. The boys continue to camp each month, in which they plan and run activities, budget their weekend and shop for their own food. The month also saw the “ rst delivery day for their annual I Love You Very MulchŽ sale on February 16. Thanks to the community for your support in this. You will soon see the scouts at local stores with the annual Camp CardsŽ that o er discounts at area Publix stores.

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Ms. Mulligans, celebrating their “ rst anniversary in business late fall, is a nicely setŽ retail experience. The amount of clothing and variety of the items at their store located at 11531-4 San Jose Boulevard is amazing. Their motto, Friends dont let friends pay retailŽ is proudly displayed in print right behind the cash register! FiFis has been around probably the longest with several locations; the Mandarin store is located at 10400 San Jose Boulevard. I proudly reminded them when I visited, that over 10 years ago I nabbed my favorite black leather pencil skirt at their store, complete with the original sale tags still on it! Round Robin is a seasoned veteran in the consignment business with a great location in the Whole Foods Shopping Center. Deja Vu is another womens store located at 10503 San Jose Boulevard; let me mention here that they are closed on Tuesdays. They departmentalize the clothing, separating petites and plus sizes from the remainder of the stock. Also, Deja Vu also carries formals and cocktail wear. Old St. Augustine Road has its assortment of consignment centers. New to Me, located in the Winn Dixie shopping center has menswear in their inventory, which gives Its time to consign!By Donna Keathleythis shop an unusual twist. A really interesting consignment store is sitting right on the corner of Losco and Old St. Augustine Road„2nd Ride Around. This store is completely centered on motorcycle enthusiasts gear. Its the only motorcycle resale store in the country! Debbie Burgess, owner, says she does business with folks from nine di erent states. She stocks gently used authentic Harley Davidson products, like leather jackets, vests, carrying cases and belts. She also carries an impressive stock of leather goods which are very high quality items, some are even brand new. I asked her about her consigners, Well, you know these gals get to dating a Harley guy and buy some drop dead looking out“ ts and then the romance fades„thats where I come in to help! Also, we Harley girls just ride around all weekend and eat so we outgrow our things,Ž she adds laughing. One of the best kept secrets of consignment is located in St. Augustine! Emmas Consignment, located at 1395 US Highway 1 South has new, thats right new party, prom and cruise dresses. These are in both short cocktail length and long evening wear. The sizes range from junior to plus. So if your teen has to buy a party dress this spring, head down to Emmas today! Childrens consignment institutions are the smartest way to go for growing little ones. From party dresses to strollers, car seats and high chairs you can “ nd anything you need in like new condition at babythemed consignment stores. Many grandmas stock their homes with good used furniture items for baby sittingŽ time! The Mandarin stores for wee ones include Dianes Baby, Once upon a Child, Kids Closet and the newest one which is Little Beans Kids Resale on the corner of St. Augustine Road and Philips Highway. Upscale Resale, located in Crown Point Plaza, carries tweenŽ clothing items and maternity wear along with their infant items. A twist on the consignment subject in our area is Encore Dcor and Play It Again Sports. Mark Blyn, manager at Encore Dcor on San Jose Boulevard near Interstate 295, states that his inventory is put together by being very picky. He buys from designers, decorators and model home liquidations, along with personal consignments. Besides hard furniture, he carries art work, greenery and decorative items. He boasts that his store setŽ is a series of actual decorated small vignettesŽ utilizing the merchandise for sale. His pricing rules are di erent too; the tags have a series of dates, showing the original sale price when the item came in the store and the dates of each markdown. He has a percentage of split of sale price with the owner when the items sell; he also has pick up and delivery service available if needed. Play It Again Sports, in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center, has a mix of consignment items and new merchandise. They have several di erent options to o er customers on going either the consignment route or they will completely buy the equipment. New items can even be ordered for customers at the store, like baseball bats and elliptical/exercise machines. The store carries a large variety items covering almost any sport imaginable; and by the way, they run sales at the end of most every month! So, this spring, no matter what closet or garage item you clear out, its time to consign! Coming April and May! Summer Camp & Kids’ Activities Guide! 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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 Volume 13, Issue 3 March 2013The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Whats InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 School District Journal Page 5 The Sheriff Reports Page 6 From the CommissionerPage 7 CDD audits by state Page 9 William Bartram Hwy. Page 10 JEA Energy Detective Page 11 Johns Creek bus driver Page 12 NEW! Civics 101 Page 15 State assembly Page 18 PBMS celebrates artsPage 19 Meet Harold and Josh Page 21 HCE Boosterthon Page 22 Ultimate frisbee Page 23 Fashion Update Page 24 Faith News Page 26 High school sports Page 29 CHS wrestler Page 30 St. Augustine Reserve Page 31 Your Home Improvement Guide Page 35 Consignment shops 10% Off Equipment! Invisible Fence of the First Coast 5100 Sunbeam Road, Suite #6, Jacksonville, FL904-262-5100 | 800-266-1408 InvisibleFence.com Proven Solutions that Bring Harmony to Your Home Coming April and May! Summer Camp & Kids Activities Guide! Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information! If chocolate is your passion you needed to be at the 2013 edition of Chocolate and Beyond on February 23 in St. Augustine! It was the 20th year of celebrating the sweet culinary sensations of chocolate for the bene t of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of St. Johns County. Over the last 20 years, the joys of chocolate and desserts at the celebration have become much anticipatedso much so, that this year it was moved to an Creekside Theatre had an amazing fall semester. The theatre students performed three phenomenal shows and excelled at theatrical competitions. In November, members of the International Thespian Society participated in the ITS District One-Act competition held at the Wilson Center for Performing Arts. The one-act titled And earned a superior rating and was selected to perform at the State Festival this March in Tampa. Andrew Morales was named best stage manager and Caroline Spell and Joya Burton A land use and zoning battle is brewing between homeowners of The Parkes subdivision of Julington Creek Plantation and the owners of an undeveloped piece of property at the entrance to The Parkes at the northwest corner of Durbin Creek Boulevard and Race Track Road. The property is undeveloped and, according to the current owner, has never been annexed into Julington Creek Plantation. The land was includ-Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate at Chocolate and BeyondBy Karl KennellHomeowners wary of proposed o ce buildingsJCP land use and zoning battle heats upBy J. Bruce Richardson Kids love cupcakes!afternoon at Ponce de Leon Mall where the attendees found lots of parking and plenty of walking and seating space. In addition to sampling chocolates, desserts and other fare from some of the areas premier culinary artisans, guests were treated to demonstrations of the use of this sinful treat. There was a demonstration on how to drizzle chocolate into ligree decorations including scripting out names by a pastry chef from First Coast Technical College. Virginia Whetstone of Whetstone Chocolates showed how to put their delicious chocolate into creative and delectable uses. To the joy of the kids, Coastal Cakes by Jamie showed how to decorate mini-cupcakes. The kids eagerly lined up for this hands-on demonstration for the fun of making their own cupcake and of course the tasty result. Guests cast their votes for the Peoples Choice Award winner. This years winners in the following categories were: Purple Olive for Tasty Treat, Sweat Treat went to Donovans Irish Pub, Most Creative Display went to Kona Ice, First Coast Technical College took home the Best of Show award and the Peoples Choice went to Purple Olive. Also showing o their culinary expertise were Raintree Restaurant, Hilton St. Augustine Historical Bayfront, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Cold Cow Ice Cream, Harrys Seafood Bar and Grille, Smoothie King, Savannah Sweets, Hugos Mu ns, Carmelo Latin Cuisine, Monaghans Restaurant and Shortyboys Kettle Corn. In addition to all the guests ed in the original Development of Regional Impact ndings. The property is now owned by Mastercraft Builder Group, a company which primarily builds residential homes. Mastercraft hopes to build its company headquarters on the site in modest one-story buildings designed to house a total of 12 to 15 employees in a campus setting. Mastercraft partner Chris Creekside Theatre: From a fantastic fall to a totally awesome spring!By Contributing Writer Leia Fixel, Theatre Director, Creekside High School The Nutcracker (December 2012)both received acting awards at the competition. In December, Creekside earned 22 superior ratings and 19 excellent ratings at the district individual events competition. Mary Polidan, Brody Faust, Emily Goldberg, Taylor Yuska and Ethan Son earned a critics choice award for their original pantomime named Cable Chaos. Alex Rodriguez and Caroline Spell also earned a Critics choice award for their duet musical rendition of Romeo and Juliet. In addition to the one-act and the critics choice award winners, the following pieces will be representing Creekside at the state level: Paige Beiler Monologues, Jade Campbell Cos-JCP land use cont. on pg. 33 Chocolate cont. on pg. 10 CHS Theatre cont. on pg. 7

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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. Do you have community or club news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@thecreekline.com or 886-4919. Creekside High School invites you to participate in the elementary and middle schools track and eld meet on Wednesday March 13. Registration is open at 3:00 p.m.; eld events begin at 3:45 p.m. and running events start at 4:45 p.m. Registration is $12 per athlete and $3 admission fee for spectators. All events will be divided into the following grade divisions: kindergarten and rst; second and third; fourth and fth; and sixth through eighth grades. The events will be: long jump, shot put, 50m dash (kindergarten and rst grade), 100m dash, 400m (fourth through eighth grades), 800m (fourth through eighth grades), 1600m (sixth through eighth grades), 4x100 relay (sixth through eighth grades) and 4x400 relay (sixth through eighth grades). For more information, please contact Coach Eric Frank at franke@stjohns. k12. .us. And theyre o The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will celebrate the Kentucky Derby at their April 9 meeting to be held at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club located o of County Road 210. So, wear your fanciest hat and well play our version of the Kentucky Derby. The cost will be $18 (tax and gratuity included). Entree choices will be either braised brisket or broiled tilapia. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. A check must be received by Monday, April 1; no walk-ins will be permitted. Information on where to send a check (and membership information) is on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub or contact Kathy Chadwick at 230-9770. Dance Alive National Ballet, the O cial State Touring Company of Florida will perform on Sunday March 24, 2013 as part of the EMMA Concert Associations 34th season. The performance begins at 2:00 p.m. and will be held in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, located at 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 ($5 for students with a student I.D.). Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased in advance at www.emmaconcerts.com or by phone at 797-2800. Registration for the JCP Piranhas 2013 summer season will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at Julington Creek Elementary School from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, March 14 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The Piranhas welcome competitive swimmers ages ve through 18. The team has openings for both experienced swimmers and those that have never been on a swim team before. New team members will be required to bring a copy of their birth certi cate to registration to verify their age. Additional information about the team and online registration is available at www. jcppiranhas.org. The Piranhas are one of the most popular swim teams in NE Florida. Dont miss the opportunity to be a part of the fun this summer! A successful butter y habitat requires host plants to provide a place to lay eggs and food for hatched caterpillars. Each species of butter y is very speci c about which plants they choose to be hosts. Discover how to cater to the life cycle of butter ies with Beverly Fleming, Florida Master Naturalist instructor and nature columnist and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant on March 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Windstorm Training Center, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. The program is free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. For more information, please call 209-0430. 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: 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 Coming April and May! Summer Camp & Kids Activities Guide! 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Page 4, The CreekLine March 2013 www.thecreekline.com School District Journal By Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Over 15 Years Legal Experience904-665-0005www.preddylaw.com Fun for the entire family! your best choice for active living !Westminster Woods on Julington Cree k WestminsterRetirement.com 25 State Road 13 Jacksonville, FL 32259 904-287-7300Saturday, March 23 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Westminster Woods on Julington CreekY btnfrb n n bb b b 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 NW St. Johns County Republican Club will meet on Tuesday, April 23 at 540 State Road 13 (next to Bruccis). The guest speaker will be Blaise Ingoglia, vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring your friends to hear this very motivational speaker. If you have any questions, please visit www.facebook. com/NWStJohnsCountyRepublicanClub or call 230-3329. Cunningham Creek Elementary PTO o ers a $500 scholarship to graduating high school seniors pursuing college or technical training after high school. The full application can be found on the CCE website at www-ccs. stjohns.k12. .us/ Application is open to all former CCE students and must be received by April 5 to be considered. Betty Gri n House is hosting a golf themed fundraising event on Tuesday April 9 at the World Golf Hall of Fame from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The event will include activities such as a putting contest, simulator contest, silent auction, 50/50 ra e and door prizes. You can expect an evening of great entertainment with golf impersonators all bene ting Betty Gri n House, the only center serving victims of domestic and sexual abuse in St. Johns County. Admission will be $50 each, with cash bar and full bu et included. For more information, please call Linda Flahardy at 940-5750. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Thursday, March 14, Tuesday, March 19 and Monday, March 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 wel-If you have driven down Longleaf Pine Parkway recently, you must have noticed the land being cleared near Islebrook in Durbin Crossing. This is the location of our new K-8 school, currently designated HH. It is always an exciting time when a new school is being built. We look forward to the opening in the 2014-15 school year. At our workshop on February 26, the School Board gave consensus approval to move forward with adding back some of the programs and personnel that we have had to cut during the recessionary times of recent years. Perhaps the most exciting of these is returning our middle schools to a seven period day. When the economic bottom fell out, we had to reduce the day for our middle grades students to six periods and our teachers all taught each of those periods. This severely impacted the number of elective o erings that we were able to provide and also required our teachers to have their planning at the end of the day after students were dismissed. With the reinstatement of the seventh period, middle schools will be able to o er more options for our students. Additional academic courses, remediation, course recovery and more fun electives are among the options that middle schools will have as they craft their master schedule for next year. The ability of our teachers to have their planning periods within the academic day will greatly facilitate our ability to provide sta development after school so that our teachers are well prepared for all the changes coming with the move to common core state standards and the PARCC exams that will accompany them. I am very happy that we are able to move back to the seven period day to provide more opportunities for our students and a more exible schedule for our teachers. 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, April 3, from 9:00 a.m. until 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 20132014 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 performed 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. As always, thank you for your commitment to public education. If I may assist you in anyway, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12. .us.Whats New cont. from pg. 3 The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@thecreekline.com come. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 827-6960. Please come out and support the Nease Indoor Percussion Ensemble at Chilis on Old St. Augustine Road (Bartram Crossing) on Thursday, March 14 and Thursday, 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. 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.Whats New cont. on pg. 5

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Far too often this frustration is manifested in what we now refer to as road rage. Here are a few facts that we know about road rage. First, as tra c increases in a particular area, there is a corresponding increase in road rage events. Obviously, there is no question that the volume of tra c in St. Johns County has and will continue to increase with growth. Second, most people who engage in road rage events are everyday law abiding citizens who under normal circumstances would never enter into a confrontation with a stranger. Third, road rage events rarely involve teenage drivers; it usually involves young and middle age drivers. Finally, serious injury or death is always a potential outcome of a road rage event, like the one that occurred recently to our north. Did you know that about half of all drivers who are subjected to aggressive driving behavior on the road respond with aggression of their own? A recent national survey revealed that 34 percent of those drivers who are confronted with an aggressive driver honk their horn at the subject. Another 27 percent yell, 19 percent give a hand gesture back and 17 percent ash their lights. Even 2 percent of those questioned stated that they attempted to run the aggressor o the road. Road rage is a two-way street. If you are subjected to aggressive driving, oftentimes the best way to ensure it does not get worse is to just ignore it. In 2010, Florida had the distinction of being the worst state in the country for road rage. The National Highway Tra c Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that over 12,000 Florida car crashes were caused by road rage. Nationwide the NHTSA estimates that 66 percent of all fatal tra c accidents are caused by road rage. In addition, for every road rage incident serious enough to result in a police report, there are hundreds, maybe thousands more which never get reported. The prevention of road rage events is all of our responsibility. If you see an event of this type unfolding before you, do not hesitate to call law enforcement. The best method of prevention is not to become personally involved in a road rage event, but in the event that you are cut o in tra c or the victim of someone elses driving that may infuriate you, think before you act. Oftentimes just pulling o the road and out of tra c will calm you down. Here are some tips from the NHTSA if you should become confronted by an aggressive driver: Make every attempt to get out of their way. Do not challenge them by speeding up or attempting to hold-your-own in your travel lane. Avoid eye contact and ignore gestures. Report aggressive drivers to the appropriate authorities by providing a good vehicle description, license number, location and direction of travel. These high risk drivers climb into the anonymity of an automobile and take out their frustrations on anybody at any time. The St. Johns County Sheri s O ce is committed to enhancing the safety on our roadways for our motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Our Tra c Unit continues to engage in the monitoring of aggressive driving and enforcing applicable tra c laws when indicated. Please remember that law enforcement cannot solve the problem of road rage alone; this issue requires a commitment by all of our citizens. If you feel you are in danger or you witness aggressive driving, report the o ender to your nearest law enforcement o ce or by calling 911. If you have any questions on this or if you should have any future column ideas please feel free to email me at dshoar@sjso.org.The third annual Running of the Knights 5K race and 1 mile fun run is on Friday May 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.; featuring the Centipede division. Please visit www.creeksideknights.com for more information. Gather your friends and join us for this great family/community event. 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 St. Johns Federated Republican Women (SJFRW) meet on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Sheri David Shoar will be speaking on the topic of gun control and gun safety at our March meeting on March 18. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Bu et and Grill, located on San Jose Boulevard. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see the Aggressive drivingWhats New cont. from pg. 4 Whats New cont. on pg. 6 Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldnt your ad be included?287-4913

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EMichael Naughton, PA12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 602 Jacksonville, FL 32223904-886-7494 DONT GO IT ALONE. Agriculture can be a hot topic. Take for example, the datil pepper. It is a precious plant known to be coveted locally by Minorcans and their descendants since the 1700s. The name is derived from the Spanish word date since the peppers resemble the fruits of the date palm. Although the datil pepper does have a sweet taste, it is more commonly recognized for being extremely hot. Minorcans take pride in the use of datil peppers in many of their local, traditional dishes such as chowder, pilau, hot sauces and jellies. Because of this, they have kept the datil pepper generally localized in the St. Johns County area for hundreds of years. In recognizing the signi cance in the long standing history of the datil pepper in St. Johns County, 4-H, a youth development program, reached out to the county commission recently requesting to acknowledge the datil pepper plant as the o cial plant of St. Johns County. This is just one example of the 4-H Programs projects that engage youth to learn and be involved within our county. What does it mean to make the best better and learn by doing? This is the motto and slogan of 4-H. 4-H uses the learn-by-doing approach to assist youth in gaining knowledge and skills needed to be responsible, productive citizens. It o ers a variety of opportunities for youth to learn and get involved in the county, from public speaking, community From the Commissioners DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 service projects, agricultural and livestock projects, marine science, sewing, to food and nutrition. Recently, in the month of February, St. Johns County 4-H youth participated in the horse judging contest at the State Fair and the 4-H Fashion Revu, Share the Fun (Talent Show) and bread baking contest held at the Ag Extension O ce. March is full of 4-H events kicking o with the 4-H youth competing at the state archery match. The 4-H Alumni and Friends Dinner will be held Friday, March 8 followed by the 4-H Expo on Saturday, March 9 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds o of State Road 207. The expo is free, open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities for youth and adults alike. One annual event you do not want to miss is the St. Johns County 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest that will take place April 29. This contest showcases our youths speaking capabilities and ambition to learn about the subjects on which they speak. Every year as a judge, I am amazed and in awe of these youth who will clearly be future leaders and potential stewards of our county. 4-H de nitely provides these youth the opportunity to see oneself as an active participant in the future by facilitating learning of the past, present and positive life choices. If you desire to get involved with 4-H or would like to learn more about their upcoming events, please feel free to reach out to Geralyn Sachs, Ag Extension Agent, by calling 209-0430 or via email at gsachs@sjc .us. website nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773. Bring your lawn and gardening questions to the St. Johns County Master Gardeners plant clinic on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. We will be at the Bartram Trail library located at 60 Davis Pond at the entrance to Julington Creek Plantation. We will also accept small soil samples for free pH testing. 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, please go to our website at www.lll orida. com or look us up on Facebook. All meetings are free. Jewish Moms Playgroup is a group of Jewish moms who want to meet other Jewish moms with infants, babies and/or toddlers up to four years old in the Julington Creek area (all moms living in Jacksonville/Orange Park or surrounding areas are also welcome). We meet at least twice a month, usually at the playground; check our Facebook events page! This group has no fees and will also give you a way to network within the Jewish community and nd fun events and activities. Please visit www.facebook.com/groups/ jewishmothers.Whats New cont. from pg. 5got news?editor@thecreekline.com According to Laura PinoverSadler, owner of The Goddard School located in Saint Johns, The Goddard School, the leader in franchised educational childcare, is now accepting applications for the 2013 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship (AAMMS). The $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior high school student who graduated from The Goddard Schools prekindergarten or kindergarten program. The AAMMS is named in memory of the founder of The Goddard School franchise system and is given to an alumnus who has demonstrated Martinos work ethic, perseverance and commitment to the community. To apply for the AAMMS, eligible students must submit a completed scholarship application by March 27, 2013, along with a 30to 120-second video essay about how their Goddard School experience in uenced Preschool announces scholarship for alumni their career path or education. Video essays should be mailed to 1016 West Ninth Avenue, King of Prussia, PA, 19406 Attention: Scholarship. Last years scholarship recipient, Emily Moss, is a 1999 graduate of the pre-kindergarten program at The Goddard School located in Dublin, Ohio. She is currently attending Ohio State University. The Goddard School located in Saint Johns uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. For more information about the Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship, please visit www.goddardschool.com/ approach-to-education/scholarship. Be sure to see The Goddard Schools ad in this issue of The CreekLine!

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Community development districts in Florida rake in $15.5 billion in taxpayer monies each year for non-optional fees paid by homeowners, land owners and commercial businesses within the districts. As of this writing in the middle of February 2013, no nal report has been issued by the O ce of Policy and Budget. Considering the scope of the project and the number of districts to be examined, this process could take another year or longer before a nal report is completed. During last years session of the legislature, also held in the winter and early spring, two bills were proposed, one in the Florida House and one in the Florida Senate. As is often the case when both houses of the legislature have similar bills, the Audits of CDDs by state going forwardBy J. Bruce Richardsonbills are combined and a nal bill is passed and signed by the governor. HB 107 of the 2012 session was the surviving bill and it passed both houses unanimously. It was signed into law by the governor, becoming law on July 1, 2012. Here is a summary of the bill, provided by the Florida House: Revises provisions relating to merger and dissolution procedures for special districts; provides for certain merger and dissolution procedures to include referenda and special acts; provides for local governments to assume indebtedness of, and receive title to property owned by, special districts under certain circumstances; deletes provision relating to conditions under which merger of independent special districts or dependent re control districts with other special districts is e ective and conditions under which merged district is authorized to increase ad valorem taxes; revises criteria by which special districts are declared inactive by governing body. The bottom line on this bill is it provides a great deal more exibility for local, county and state governments dealing with community development districts and other special districts, whether relating to the merger of two districts or the nal dissolution of inactive or insolvent districts. This bill also makes it possible for some districts in certain circumstances to more easily explore the possibility of turning a development district into a local government entity, such as a district becoming a town with a full town government. There are 39 community development districts/special districts in St. Johns County.tume Design, Brody Faust and Andrew Morales Grand Old Ivy (duet musical) and Becky Haltiwanger and Kyle Wait A Stud and a Babe (duet musical). Be sure to check out the amazing talent of the Creekside Performing Arts Department on the Creekside stage this spring in Back to the 80s.The Totally Awesome Musical! This high energy show will feature your favorite songs from the 1980s. The show will be performed at the CHS auditorium on April 4, 5 and 6 at 7:00 p.m. each evening and tickets will cost $10. Be sure to put the show dates on your calendar now! Audience members are encouraged to come decked out in their favorite 80s gear. For more information, please contact Theatre Director Leia Fixel via email at xell@stjohns.k12. .us CHS Theatre cont. from pg. 1 Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, March 18 7 pmThis months selection is The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman. All are welcome to join us for this discussion. Kids Bingo for Books Tuesday, March 26 3 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break? Grab the kids and the kids friends and play Bingo for Books! Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Library!

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Contact Pastor Jerry Dean for Questions or Directions 904-476-3718 www.familylifefellowshipjax.com Come Join Us w Ross and Ross Accounting and Tax Service Tax Preparation Quickbooks Setup/Training 287-3737Saint Johns, FL 32259-6299 www.rossandross.com Q ui File your taxes through our website! 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. Melanie A. RudolphCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Financial Advisor Assistant Vice President Investments Wealth Brokerage Services 12222 San Jose Boulevard 904-367-4157 Melanie.Rudolph@Wellsfargo.com www.wfadvisors.com/melanie.rudolph Daddy, give me your hand, the young woman gently whispered as she leaned over her unresponsive fathers bedside, Cody is here with you. As hospice volunteer Judy Zoller and her therapy dog Cody moved ever so close to the patient, the young woman took her fathers hand in her own and placed it on the dogs head. Together, they lovingly stroked the retrievers soft fur. Cody could not have been more attentive at this special moment. A smile slowly spread across the fathers face as tears of joy began to ow from the daughter and others who gathered in the room at the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring. After a few minutes and with a hug of appreciation from the daughter, Cody and his owner left the room as quietly as they arrived. The golden retriever mix was adopted in 1999 from the Jacksonville Humane Society. For 11 years, Cody and Zoller were an inseparable and e ective hospice care team, adding an extra layer of compassionate support for patients receiving short-term acute care provided by the interdisciplinary professionals at the Community Hospice Hadlow Center, located on Sunbeam Road in Mandarin. Cody was well known for always carrying a stu ed animal in his mouth and never the same one twice, Zoller said. He always enjoyed a game of keep away with the security guard and never turned down a back rub from the receptionist. Most of all, Cody enjoyed visiting patients and their families. He taught me a lot about being happy and he always looked forward to seeing the next person to visit, Zoller said. Cody was the featured canine model for December 2012 in the Community Hospice 2013 Volunteer Pet Therapy Calendar, Therapy dog was well lovedRemembering Codywhich highlights these special animals and their owners who provide their unique service to patients and families. It was a tting tribute to one who conveyed so much joy under trying circumstances. Cody recently died, but he brought countless smiles and comfort during his years of service as a therapy dog at Community Hospice. Codys warm-hearted personality and devotion will forever be remembered by those who were touched by his gentle spirit. For more information about Community Hospice of Northeast Florida services or volunteering, visit CommunityHospice.com or call 407-6500. If one had a real estate crystal ball the future could look a lot like the following. Rental pricing continues to rise as more young people enter the market in 2013. The demand in the rental market will remain strong, with three to ve million people, most of them in their 20s and 30s, who have been riding out the shaky economy by moving back in with their parents or staying with friends. Now, as they start to get jobs, theyre out looking for their own apartments. Short sales volume will continue to outperform other sales methods. Short sales are deals in which a home sells for less than what the borrower owes on the mortgage, with the bank agreeing to accept the sale in lieu of going through an expensive and time-consuming foreclosure. On November 1, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued new rules on short sales for Fannie Mae and Freddie Macamong other measures, those reduce the documentation that borrowers have to show to demonstrate hardship and borrowers now arent necessarily required to pay the di erence between what they owe on the mortgage and the nal sales price. If you are considering a short sale dont wait; the IRS is still smiling upon these transactions at a real bene t to the borrower. Banks would rather short sale the house than take possessions of it and all that goes with home ownership, plus the expense of readying them for marketing. First-time home buyers will enter the market for the rst time in years. That trend is visible in a National Association of Realtors survey of buyers and sellers released in November of last year; 39 percent of borrowers were rst-timers, up from 37 percent in the 2011 survey and much improved from the dismal 28 percent rst time home buyers in 2008. Easier credit standards maybe on the horizon. The average home purchaser now need a FICO credit score in the 760s to get a mortgage, much higher even than the years before the easy-credit housing boom began, according to the FHFA. Several mortgage brokerage houses are reporting and believe that with the increased demand for home loans, would-be home buyers could help themselves by shopping one lender against another. A new buyer may not be able to reduce the APR much; however, the requirements for the loan could begin to vary between lenders ready to make a paying loan before the next lender does. For additional information, please contact imprintbroker@ live.com.A glimpse into the 2013 real estate marketBy Contributing Writer Sherry R. Schmidt, Broker/Realtor, Imprint Properties, LLC The CreekLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Linda Gay904-287-4913 lg@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.thecreekline.com March 2013 The CreekLine, Page 9 150 Warren Circle St. Johns, FL 32259 www.genevapediatrictherapycenter.com 904.287.4444 Providing all your childs therapy needsServices Provided: Working with Children in the areas of: ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTEROF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Robert Kelsey, M.D.Board Certied Cardiology and Internal Medicine Robert Kelsey, M.D.Now Accepting New Patients 904-827-0078 Your Julington Creek Plantation CDD is nancially sound with a dedicated board of supervisors and sta who act responsibly with your CDD budget, despite negative opinions and suggestions of acting frivolously that you may have seen in a previous JCP CDD Report. Your CDD is well-managed, o ering facilities and programs that can enhance the quality of life for residents. Julington Creek Plantation is a planned community o ering a variety of amenities which make this a desirable place to live for both existing and future residents. If community facilities and activities are not your interest, you may dislike paying for them. I understand that clearly from some residents who regularly attend our public meetings or request that we o er less. But our community holds a spectrum of opinions, not surprising for a population as large as ours. We have thousands of visits by residents who appreciate what is o ered. We have residents who accept that their annual assessment includes the cost of some things they do not personally use. I strive to maintain a balance between what is o ered and the cost to do so. As you would hope, the board acts to provide high quality services for residents of all ages and looks for ways to keep assessments low. I recently met a family visiting the Recreation Center with their real estate agent and they were very impressed with what we o er. They commented that the value for our dollars spent is high as compared to other local developments they visited where the assessment is much higher even when the facilities and programming are less. No organization is perfect, but your board of supervisors does work hard to provide real value to JCP CDD residents in return for the assessment paid each year. All residents are encouraged to visit our website, jcpcdd. org and to attend our monthly meetings. Our minutes, budget and meeting schedule are available at our website. You have good leadership with our general manager, Edd Mooney; he and his experienced sta want your enjoyment of CDD resources to be exceptional. I encourage you to visit, get involved and enjoy what is o ered. One way of looking at how your single family home assessment is spent is to prorate it by operating department. Last year, the CDD annual assessment was $830 with 57 percent spent in the Recreation Fund (facilities and programs). This year, the CDD assessment is $760 with 53 percent in the Recreation Fund. The remaining 47 percent of $760 ($359) includes bond debt payment, regulatory compliance and nancial oversight. Annual Single-family Home Assessment by Department Tennis -$3 Swim Team -$1 Cyber Caf $1 Special Events $1 Child Watch $4 SportsPlex $4 Fitness $22 Front Desk $23 Housekeeping $26 Aquatics $47 Capital Reserve $52 Property $79 Administrative $146Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Cathy Klein, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development DistrictThis months column asks for your help in our e orts to keep State Road 13, the William Bartram Scenic Highway scenic and historic. Please consider membership in our Management Council. Do you want to help preserve State Road 13 as a Scenic and Historic Highway? If you do, please join the William Bartram Scenic Highway Organization or make a contribution to help us in our mission to preserve and protect the beauty and history of State Road 13! Were a 501 (C) (3) non-pro t and contributions are tax deductible. The William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway (WBS and HH) is lled with scenic beauty, historic venues and archeological treasures. The primary mission of our Management Council is to preserve and protect these intrinsic resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Were a volunteer group of neighbors who love the William Bartram Scenic Highway and need your help, vitality and creative ideas to continue our e orts. Were doing great things in e orts to preserve the Scenic Highway and welcome you to join us call for one of our membership brochures/ invitation to join our charitable organization. We need you! As residents and daily travelers along or near State Road 13, we know youre interested in protecting the natural beauty of the highway and your own property values. Over the years weve had lots of development on or near the scenic highway and, as you know, each new development creates nancial strain on taxpayers for schools, re and police protection, roads and adds more tra c on State Road 13. We have a Master Plan that gives us direction and long range plans to ensure our objectives are met. This Master Plan can be viewed on our award winning website: www.bartamscenichighway.com. In 1980 the State Legislature passed Bill 987 designating State Road 13 as William Bartram Scenic Highway were still here and working hard for you! In October 2005, State Road 13 was o cially designated a Florida Scenic Highway creating a framework for protection of the highways resources. Weve grown since then and were now known as the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Council. Although the roadway is presently protected by its State Scenic Highway designation, things can change by the simple act of new laws being passed or by simply adding a footnote to an existing law. Volunteers with management grant writing and organizational skills or simply a desire to help preserve and protect scenic and historic State Road 13 are welcome. Will you join us? Our most current project, in cooperation with the St. Johns County School District, is the development of lesson plans for the students of St. Johns County about the history of this area of the county. In 2012 we completed a variety of informational projects that have won awards from local and state organizations a list is available on request. Pride in community is something were working to achieve and we are asking you to consider joining us in our mission to keep our part of St. Johns County beautiful, scenic and historic. Thank You.William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netBonds/Compliance $359 Total Assessment $760 *Negative department assessments for tennis and swim team mean budgeted revenue exceeds budgeted cost.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. The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com

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Page 10, The CreekLine March 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. 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Kapadia, OD Alissa Alterman, OD Lenka Champion, MD Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Financial Reviews Contact Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 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 Chi rop r a Mea l P la W ei g Fib r The rst question I ask a prospective client who is seeking a divorce is: Are you sure? Seems to be an odd question for someone who earns a living by facilitating divorce, but it is the most vital question. For the past 30 years I have seen the gamut of reasons why people want a divorce. It is not an easy decision for one to reach. There are several important factors for someone to consider when contemplating divorce. Most important to the future of the individual is what I call the ripple e ect of divorce. What I mean by this is divorce is the equivalent of throwing a stone into a pond. From the point of entry, there is emitted a serious of circles that move outward from the point of entry to the end of the pond, touching everything in its path. Divorce, like that stone when cast into the pond, touches everyone and everything outward. Children are most seriously a ected. Many teenagers take on the faade that it is okay with them, yet they are wrestling with the end of their world and the uncertainty of where it will lead them. Mental health professionals have recognized that mental health issues are more prevalent among teenagers whose parents have divorced that those from intact homes. Psychiatrist Meg Meeker has recognized that the most important person in an adolescent girls life is her father (see Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know, Ballantine Books, 2007.) Yet the state laws and courts have only recently begun to recognize this issue in balancing the important issue of what is in the best interest of children in divorce. Major problems aside, taking another look for that secret thread that binds two together as one is worth the hunt. Anyone who has experienced marriage for a period of time knows the peaks, the valleys, the detours and the unexpected cli s that emerge along the journey. The journey toward reconciliation will inevitably lead to more traditional pathways. There are many priests, pastors, counselors and good friends who will happily lend you a hand in nding your footing. If you have resolved to try again, consulting the right lawyer may well help you in reaching that decision. Understanding the legal consequences of a divorce may be the best remedy to pursuing a divorce. Via con Dios! For additional information, please contact Naughton@gmx. com.Divorces ripple e ectBy Contributing Writer Michael Naughton, Attorney at LawTurn o those lights! How many times do you hear yourself saying this to your kids or your spouse? What about the constant adjustment of your thermostat? One person is too warm? Someone else too cold? How do you teach your family the value of conservation and energy use? Join us on Wednesday, April 10, at 3:00 p.m. for Energy Detectives! a one-hour workshop where you and your kids can learn all about conserving energy, identifying problem areas and tips on how to x them. Participants will learn how to use the JEA Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Evaluation Kit. The kit can show you how to make your home more comfortable and lower your monthly energy costs. Its fun, easy to use and available for free to anyone with a library card. Everything you need is in the kit, including: A step-by-step audit guide and worksheet to perform the evaluation An infrared thermometer Three Kill A Watt meters A Hygro-Thermometer to measure temperature and humidity Ruler and tape measure Calculator Compact disc with all of JEAs energy and water fact sheets Consumer reports Complete Guide to Reducing Energy Costs book A water ow bag Backpacks will be available at this hour-long workshop for checkout. This is a great project to do with the whole family where everyone can learn how to be an Energy Detective. If you have any questions feel free to contact the program administrator, Ellen Reed at ellenleroyreed@gmail.com or call 505-8557. Workshops are available free of charge for homeowners associations, PTA/ PTO groups, non-pro ts and church organizations. Call to schedule a workshop in your area.You can be an Energy Detectivebeing winners by having a smorgasbord of sinful deserts to enjoy was the big winner of the day. Each year Chocolate and Beyond has a Guess the Number of Chocolates Challenge, where contestants must guess and come closest to the total number of chocolates in a great big jar. This year, longtime Chocolate and Beyond fan Michelle Bitting had the winning guess of 444 to the actual number of 440. Her reward was taking home all of the chocolates! Our guess is she now has a lot of new friends volunteering to help with her prize. Proceeds from the gala are used for volunteer recognition and recruitment, as well as the purchase of books for young learners through the Early Learning Coalition of St. Johns and Putnam Counties. Comments from among the guests included: I didnt realize this has been going on for years, I wish I had known or This is the best fun Ive had in years! and I cant wait until next year. But the best probably was just, Wow! Chocolate cont. from pg. 1 Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLineLinda Gay 287-4913 Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.~Brian Tracy

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www.thecreekline.com March 2013 The CreekLine, Page 11 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 CREEKS FOOTBALL LEAGUERegister today for the 2013 Pop Warner season!In person: March 9, 16, and April 13 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 To whom it may concern: We are writing today to acknowledge an outstanding employee that has brought excellence to St. Johns County Schools. Excellence in education is not only found in the classroom or even within the parameters of four walls. In this case, it is found in a moving classroom. Sherry DuBose, our outstanding and dedicated bus driver for the Johns Creek community in St. Augustine, is known by many of the residents as someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the safety of our children. She provides a friendly and controlled environment for our young and older students. We can attest to her rm but kind nature in dealing with sometimes dif cult parents and always adhering to the countys code of conduct policies. Our children applaud when she returns from unexpected absences due to health and family issues, which we in turn applaud the school district for returning our beloved driver to her post. The key to success in any organization is the amount and care and professionalism demonstrated by its employees and shareholders alike. DuBose demonstrates this professionalism consistently and performs like none other in her eld. Even though there is no concrete and measurable evidence of her impact on the education of her students, there is observable evidence that points to her being a highly effective in uence in the lives of our children. Sincerely, The members of Johns Creek community Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 12, The CreekLine March 2013 www.thecreekline.com 295 Mandarin Rd. Mandarin Rd.Loretto Rd. Loretto Rd.San Jose Blvd. Ricky Dr. Ricky Dr.San Jose Blvd. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD LAW OFFICE. BANKRUPTCY. F AMILY LAW, WILLS, PROBATE. Taken, obviously, from the motto on the Great Seal of the United States, E Pluribus Unum means from one, many. As I considered how to approach a community newspaper column focused on civics, I selected this title because it best characterizes the concept of community, but community writ large. So whether we speak of community as the people who live on our street, or the people who live on our continent, we mean the same thing; a collection (Unum) of people (Pluribus) with common interests, needs and concerns or simply, issues. Neighborhood associations, county commissions, school districts, state governments, the national government and even multinational organizations and alliances, to name just a few, all have the same civic mission of serving their constituent communities and the individuals in them. My hope for this column is to share my understanding of American political processes and problems similar to the way I have as a social studies teacher of 29 years. I am not a politi-E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School Districtcal scientist. My degrees are in history education. My expertise, such as it is, is leading students to learn about our world and its many fascinations and foibles. As in the classroom, perhaps through this column we will contribute to a more informed, civil-tongued and civic-minded citizens. I will always endeavor to do so without infusing my personal values, opinions or ideological leanings to the extent that this imperfect human is capable. This column will not be just another forum for venting dogmatic opinions, ideological endorsements or political talking points. Each month we will consider a topic (an event, a policy decision or such) in the form of a basic civics question. For example, as I write this: America is discussing how we should respond to North Koreas third testing of a nuclear bomb; the president has stirred enthusiastic support and critical opposition with his State of the Union Address; personal and public budgets are being squeezed; and gun and ammunition sales have spiked. What do these things mean? Why does a (supposedly) uni ed community have such divisive controversies? These issues and questions will provide us plenty of (as a cattle farmer might say) fodder to chew. The column will build on an idea by the education historian and philosopher, R. Freeman Butts. In his 1989 book entitled The Civic Mission in Educational Reform: Perspectives for the Public and the Profession, Butts posed the Twelve Tables of Civism as the best and most parsimonious agenda of the underlying principles and values of American citizenship that should be taught in schools. Next month Ill brie y explain the Twelve Tables and discuss the dynamic implications of the rst of those twelve for our political and governmental systems and our democratic society. I humbly invite you to consider my thoughts, weigh them for yourself and comment. Perhaps we can contribute something of value to an imperfect, but very good, 237 year-old system of managing community a airs. Happy St. Patricks DayFrom your friends at The CreekLine

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www.thecreekline.com March 2013 The CreekLine, Page 13 Dr. Levine is dedicated to your familys health through every stage of life. He has served Julington Creek for more than 12 years and is ready to provide you with a medical home. Services include: Sports/school physicals Immunizations Well visits for adults and children GYN care Coordination of care for chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) On-site lab for all blood drawsFinding the right family doctor just got easier.Same-day acute appointments 287.2794Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek1400 Bishop Estates Road, St. Johns, FL 32259 Donald J. Levine, MD Board-Certified 13www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md 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 ( 904 ) 826-6880 Whether you need to 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 LeasingCall a real estate consultant skillful in market valuation, marketing, and negotiation. Dear Editor, Over the past few years, our Julington Creek Plantation (JCP) CDD has displayed a Jewish Menorah, Kwanza symbols, decorated trees and other winter holiday decorations. Each year residents make appeals to have a nativity scene included in the religious displays, but the CDD has intentionally excluded the Christian religion from being added to the group. At the last CDD meeting, I proposed donating a nativity scene, free of charge, so it could be displayed with the other religious symbols and that request was also denied. From the past minutes, the current chairperson, Nina Kannatt-Gapinski, asked the GM to display the Jewish menorah a few years ago. It continues to be displayed prominently each winter. Supervisor Cathy Klein said she wants to celebrate Letter to the EditorDear Editor, I am worried about the e ects of cutting funding for performing arts programs in public schools. Without performing arts in public schools, students would have fewer options. For example, I see students choosing to spend most of their time on the computer or other electronic devices and less time drawing or playing an instrument. Having these options available to students gives them an opportunity they would not otherwise have. It might be a way of learning something like strategy. Also they most Letter to the Editorlikely will not attend ne art performances such as ballet, classical music concerts and art museums. This can also cause teachers to lose their jobs. Performing arts classes can allow students to develop their imagination and express their talents. I believe that kids in our society are exposed more to electronics than they should be. They are missing the beauty of the world around them. Sincerely, Joanna Agalioti Student, San Juan del Rio Catholic SchoolAnnual eye exams are important regardless of your age or your physical health. When your eye doctor conducts a comprehensive exam, they are evaluating so much more than simply determining your prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Your doctor will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes are working together, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. According to David Green, O.D., Optometrist at Clay Eye, In this day and age, computers, tablets and smart phones are a staple in every household. It is important to recognize that while these devices are bene cial on a daily basis, they might be hurtful with regard to your eyesight. During Family Eye Health Awareness Month, March is Family Eye Health Awareness Month Clay Eye would like to emphasize the importance of the entire family having a routine eye exam. If you or a member of your family has symptoms of: eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision or loss of focus, a comprehensive eye exam is a necessity. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology, and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses, and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Cancer Societys advocacy a liate, has announced that Representative Ronald Doc Renuart is the recipient of a 2012 Florida Legdiversity and promote balance, but not include a nativity scene because it is not in keeping with community standards. Most residents of JCP are Christian. Who do these people think they are using our tax money to fund a special district CDD then picking which religious symbols are acceptable or unacceptable? This is just one more in a pattern of ridiculous decisions over the years like increasing the salaries budget by almost 700% in six years and the recent illegal $15,000 bonus given to the GM. To me, a few supervisors view the JCP tax-paying residents with contempt while at the same time using us as their personal bankers and this is evidenced by many of their self-serving decisions that force all of us to subsidize childcare, teams and lessons for the entitled few. Jim OMearaRep. Doc Renuart recipient of 2012 Legislative Award Representative Doc Renuart with Kaitlyn Kessler of the ACSs Cancer Action Network.islative Award for his e orts to advance the ACS CAN mission during the last legislative session in Tallahassee. Representative Renuart stood up for cancer patients and others in need of bone marrow transplants, by being a leading voice in opposition to a bill that would have repealed required insurance coverage of this critical procedure. As a result, more people will have access to the lifesaving care and treatment needed to ght the insidious disease. Rep. Renuarts support this past session was a huge help to those facing a cancer diagnosis, remarked Ryan Reid, interim vice president of advocacy and public policy for ACS CAN in Florida. Doc has been a reliable and passionate advocate during his time in the House, and our volunteers appreciate his ongoing leadership at the Capitol. ACS CAN, the nonpro t, nonpartisan advocacy a liate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage elected o cials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to ght cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit www.acscan.org. WWW WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:

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Page 14, The CreekLine March 2013 www.thecreekline.com G Competitive Cheer Levels 1-4 G Competitive Hip Hop ages 5-18 G Tumbling classes, private lessons, boys agility and tumbling G Birthday parties and pre school classes G School and Pop-Warner team practices and camps Come get in the ZONE! 904-460-2833 www.zonecheerallstars.com NEW LOCATION OPENING SPRING 2013 www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com/events 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. 30 + years of serving clients.D.K. Briery, CPA, PLCCertified Public Accountant Call Today for a Consultation! There is no charge for hour consultation if we prepare your taxes.904-880-3200Located in the Julington Creek Business Park Tax Tip of the Month THE IRS DOES NOT SEND EMAILS! If you receive one, BEWARE! Again this year, the IRS has issued warnings that it is happening again. Do not reply to the message; do not open attachments; do not click on links! Forward any suspicious email to phishing@irs.gov. Contact us for assistance if you receive other forms of contact that may or may not be from the government. 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. 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 Supervisor of Elections announces scholarship a scholarship to a full-time student who has completed two years of junior college or undergraduate studies in political science, public or business administration, 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 O 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 Of- ce at 823-2238 or elections@ votesjc.com. Meet the Artist is in its third session where the students learn about various painters and di erent painting techniques. The students have already had the opportunity to learn about mixed media in session one and drawing/self-portraits for session two. Now that the focus is on painting, the students will get to try painting in a similar style to the painter they learn about in this session. Kindergarteners will learn about Georgia OKeefe, rst graders will study Vincent Van Gogh, Marc Chagall is the painter second graders will discuss, third graders study Claude Monet, fourth graders learn about Georges Seurat and the fth graders discuss Paul Klee and his works. Third quarter middle grades exams will be administered on the following dates: Monday, 3/18 Block 1 Green, Block 3 Green Tuesday, 3/19 Block 1 Blue, Block 3 Blue Wednesday 3/20 lock 2 Green, Block 2 Blue Elementary grades will administer formative assessments the week of March 18 through 20. LPAs annual Liberty Parade will take place on Friday, May 24 at 9:00 a.m. If any veteran would like to attend, please submit the following information to Kimberly Sexton at sextonk@stjohns.k12. .us. Thank you! (If a related student attends LPA) Students name: Students Teacher: Military Member Relation to student: Military Member Name and Rank: Military Member Branch: The early order window for yearbooks has closed but yearbooks can still be ordered for $40. Please visit www.yearbookordercenter.com to order yours today. Enter order #10500. March happenings at LPABy Contributing Writer Stephanie Bradford, Liberty Pines Academy PTOThanks for your support of LPA! LPAs Boosterthon Fun Run will be on May 8, 2013. This year we are hitting Highway USA the road to Good Choices! The Boosterthon committee would love volunteers to help support this years program. Help us make Boosterthon During the month of February, Bartram Trail is often known by the business of guidance counselors and the craziness that juniors and underclassmen experience when they must choose what classes they will take the following year. However, students both anticipate and dread the day when a handful of kids roam the halls, armed with instruments and voices. No one is excluded from the annual tradition sponsored by the Drama department that has come to be known as Singing Valentines. Every year, dozens of students prepare and audition to be a part of this select group of Honorary Cupids. Then when February 14 arrives, they come ready to cross the school in order to sing to the many. I enjoy Singing Valentines because I like to see the talent in the school. Not all the kids in it are in drama, which is neat, expressed Julia Tugya, a Spanish teacher and recipient of a Singing Valentine. The week before the 14th, students lined up in droves outside the cafeteria to buy their friends or signi cant others one of these delightful and unique Valentines. Then on Valentines Day, groups will storm the school, going into classroom after classroom to sing to the recipients. [Singing Valentines are] a fun way to celebrate a holiday at school and raise money, explains Olivia Crews, a senior and a member of a trio with fellow drama stars Lainey Edens and JD Rees. Our very last SV this year was for a guidance counselor and when we walked in to sing, she called the other counselors and students over so they could listen and dance along! The groups this year ranged from a capella to syncing with a track on an iPad, from seniors to underclassmen and songs from One Direction, Justin Beiber, Johnny Cash and more. By the end of the day, year by year, the expressions and thoughts after seeing many, if not all, of these groups often match that of Christina Garza, a junior who also received a Valentine: Im de nitely trying out next year!BTHS HappeningsSinging Valentines are a hit once again at BTHSBy Kelly Boyer, BTHS Student2013 another huge success for LPA. Please contact Catherine Schwartz at catherine@k-schwarz.com. Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!287-4913sales@thecreekline.comneed customers?sales@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com March 2013 The CreekLine, Page 15 Same day appointments available. 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.3/9/13: RUMMAGE SALE FUNDRAISER at Walgreens located on corner of State Road 13 and Racetrack Rd., from 9am-1pm. 3/13/13: Chilis Gives Back at Bartram Crossing located on St. Augustine Road, from 11am-11pm. Please bring printed copy of yer located at bartramrelay.com in order for team to receive 10% of sales. 3/10/13: Paws For Life 5k Dog Run at St. Johns Golf and Country Club, from 2pm-5pm. This event is open to all, with or without your 4 legged friend. Sign up at: www.leaguelineup.com 3/16/13: Car wash at Walgreens on 210, from 10am-2pm. 3/23/13: Texas Holdem Tournament at Best Bet of Jacksonville Poker Room, on 201 Monument Rd. (Regency Area), on Saturday, March 23rd, 6pm check in. BUY IN $50.00 PRE-SALE OR $60.00 DAY OF 4/6/13: SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BINGO NIGHT, at San Juan Del Rio Church, State Road 13. 4/9/13: Zaxbys on San Jose Blvd., from 5pm-8pm.For questions or to get involved please contact Marianne Quigg, Event Chair at relay.for.life.bartram.trail@gmail.com or Kim Aslan, Fundraising Chair at aka626@hotmail.com Both my parents, grandmother, mother-in-law, and extended family members have suered at the hands of cancer. I lost all except my mother and grandmother. My beloved father passed away from lung cancer and he took a piece of my heart that can never be recovered. I told him I would do something to make him proud. Relay for Life of Bartram Trail has allowed me to fulll my promise. I will continue to relay until one day we all hear the words A CURE HAS BEEN FOUND. Please join my fellow relayers and I in our battle against cancer. Kim Aslan, Fundraising. In late February, high school students from the St. Johns and Clay chapters of the YMCA of Floridas First Coast Delegation joined over 700 students who traveled to our state capitol to take part in the 56th annual Florida Youth In Government (YIG) State Assembly. There, they debated in the actual Senate and House chambers in order to learn responsible leadership in the American democratic process and to experience law making rst-hand through ve program areas: Legislative, Executive, Judicial, Lobbyists and the Press Corps. Twenty-one students, representing Nease, Ponte Vedra, Bartram Trail, Oakleaf, St. Josephs Academy and home school, participated in the legislative program where they formulated arguments, practiced techniques to learn to debate ideas not people. The St. Johns County Chapter as well as the First Coast delegation was represented so well at State Assembly. We made our voices heard and our presence strong while remaining respectable to others, said Diana Oum, incoming president for the 2013-2014 year. The yearlong, nonpartisan program allows students to improve their public speaking and debate skills while they express their opinions, ignite change, and represent their generation. Involved students may obtain scholarships and college credit. The bill topics were diverse, and each students bill represented their own personal interests in Florida politics. Eleven student bills made it onto the docket and post-committees to potentially be debated on the oor. Nidhi Suresh eloquently presided over the Bowen House as a rst year delegate and Adya Modi was the rst delegate to present in her chamber with her rst bill. O cers commented that it was the best rst debate they had ever seen. Diana Oum, as a supporting o cer, served as the Clerk of the Sullivan House. Two students bills from the First Coast Delegation were co-sponsored and heard in their respective chambers. Passing a bill at State Assembly is a lengthy process. Before a bill can go to the oor for debate it has to pass two committees. Then if the bill makes it to the House oor, the bill authors must be prepared for ve rounds of debate with the student legislators. After the debates, the bill is brought to a vote. If the bill passes, it must then be presented by a cosponsor in the Senate, and pass a vote there before going to the executive cabinet. Elected high school o cers from all over Florida, holding positions such as Youth Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Commissioner of Agriculture, interrogate the author and decide whether to sign the bill into law or to veto it. Eleven of the local students bills made it onto the docket and four bills passed in their chambers. Hannah Sha er, from Nease High School, had her bill (SB 2116) passed in the Senate, co-sponsored by Ashleigh Taylor in the House and ultimately went before the executive cabinet and was signed Successful state assembly for youth in government studentsinto law by the YIG governor. Overall, few student bills even make it out of committees. This is the rst time a bill from the First Coast Delegation has ever been signed into law or made it to the cabinet. Taylor told Sha er, Thank you so much for letting me present; it meant so much to me. I was so happy to help get Senate Bill 2116 passed in the Sullivan House of Representatives. I know Im not the only one who has seen their public speaking skills ourish since day one. I am so excited to help advise the younger kids and am so glad to have met such great friends in our delegation from schools all around our county. Peighton Jones from Nease High School and chair of Junior Youth in Government (JYIG) last year, said that she is so incredibly proud of the growth of our delegation, not only in numbers but also in skill and passion. Seeing the kids that I presided over in JYIG become such well-spoken delegates has been an amazing thing to watch. I cannot wait to see all of the big things that our delegation will continue to do throughout the program. The new o cers for year 2013-2014 for the Floridas First Coast Delegation include: president, Diana Oum; vice president, Emma Loya and Hannah Sha er, secretary. Advisors include: Tim Brooks, Leslie Cook, Jeani Taliaferro, Lacie Petry, Nancy Birchall, Dani Slader and Danielle Smith. Congratulations are in order for Diana Oum who was awarded acceptance to the Conference on National A airs (CONA) and to Jacqueline Hoza and Peighton Jones, chosen as alternates. For more information, please visit www. oridayig.net/.

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Page 16, The CreekLine March 2013 www.thecreekline.com VPK Enrolling Now!Call for detailsElementary School Pickups: Julington Creek, Hickory Creek, Durbin Creek & Cunningham Creek Mention this ad when scheduling your NEW COMPLIMENTARY PATIENT EXAM and be entered in a drawing for 2 Carrie Underwood Tickets! 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. ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSThe American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTEDBIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life.904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. First Florida Credit Union held a huge kids safety event on Saturday, February 23 at the County Road 210 branch. There was a re truck and the St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce had a crash test dummy car seat simulator. The highlight was an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog! Kids were also ngerprinted for free. Under the threat of sleeting rain, snow urries and some of the coldest temperatures weve had this season, Life Scout Austyn Blizzard from Julington Creeks Troop 280 accomplished something only a few Scouts ever achieve. He completed his Eagle project! When he rst started the planning for his project for Cunningham Creek Elementary, he assumed hed have plenty of time. His intention was to install an ADA regulation, concrete sidewalk, 179 feet long by ve feet wide connecting the schools patio to their newly completed track. I know its going to be a costly, but I want to do something challenging, said the 15 year old Creekside High School freshman. When Allen Anderson, the principal from Cunningham Creek, called him back with the option of using the asphalt materials left from the track install, he was excited. But the deal came with a condition. The project had to be completed before March. With the new three week deadline, he quickly jumped into actiongetting approval, planning, emailing PTO for equipment rentals, putting out volunteer yers and even seeking help on Facebook. I gured if you feed them, they will come, so I asked for donations to pay for food and drinks for all the volunteers and our vet, Dr. Oglesby, gave me a very generous donation, explained Blizzard. Soon it was the day of the installation. After a rough start, when the truck hauling the equipment broke down, things began happening. The ground was tilled and the dirt removed. Many boys took turns using the roller to compact the ground. Adults included! The next day was the real Troop 280 Scout completes Eagle Project!test. With 27 degree temperatures and 10 to 15 mile-per-hour winds, the brave volunteers attempted to spread out and rake in the hardened asphalt. When the rst load was brought in as large clumps, Blizzard commented, Im worried this wont get done. But everyone continued to work it with pick axes and rakes and by midday, with the rising temperatures, the asphalt started to soften and they made quick progress. Most passed the day singing camp- re songs, until fatigue set in. Thats when Blizzard made some calls for more volunteers. Though many had spent the day before delivering mulch for the troops annual fundraiser, a few scouts, leaders and friends came to show their support and helped complete the project. When asked why he chose this as his project over other options, Blizzard responded, I wanted to do something that would have the greatest impact, one that would really help the students. I wanted them to have access to the track and be able to exercise and participate in school events. Without the sidewalk, that wouldnt be possible. Next month, Cunningham Creek Elementary will be celebrating the opening of their new track during their annual Spring Fling event. Anderson has invited Blizzard to meet some of the students who will most bene t from the new sidewalk. After asking Blizzard how he thought the project went, he replied, A success. Anderson added, A huge success. Austyn Blizzard with Allen Anderson, Cunningham Creek Principal

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Page 18, The CreekLine March 2013 www.thecreekline.com (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodonticswww.nemetzdental.com CISV is a non-prot organization that brings together children and young people from all over the world to foster international understanding in the hope of building peace for the future.CISV oers aordable and life-changing international summer programs for youth ages 11-14. Summer Programs include: 2-week, 3-week, and 4-w eek international camps in Italy, Peru, Washington, Portugal, and Chattanooga. Now accepting: Applications f or youth to represent the USA at these unique programs.Visit www.jax.cisvusa.org for more information.Sick of your kids playing video games or being bored? Want to develop their leadership and teamwork skills? on r a l h al al, Motorists in the left turn lane from Fruit Cove Road onto State Road 13 North may have noticed a steady stream of banana peels in the median between CVS and Walgreens. According to the concerned citizen who sent us this photo, this littering has been going on for years. The CreekLine asks that everyone take pride in our community and please dispose of your trash properly. Congratulations to PTSO member Tracie Wilson and PBMS students Liam Downs, Hailey Lawson, Morgan Wilson, Rachel Padgett, Sarah Padgett and Marisa Contreras on winning the Davidson Cares grant for technology in the school. The winning video was lmed in the fall and takes a comical look at waiting for broken technology to start working correctly. PBMS will host their popular Arts Around the World event on April 23. 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) with 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 basket ra e and silent auction. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend this night of art, music, dancing and dinner. Performances will be given by both students and invited guest. Dinners must be purchased ahead of time at a cost of $8 and will be provided by Pollo Tropical consisting of one quarter of a chicken, rice and beans, macaroni and cheese, roll, drink and dessert. With the purchase of two dinners patrons receive ve free ra e tickets. A variety of gift baskets compiled by classes will be ra ed o and a silent auction will be held for bigger ticket items. Ra e tickets will be in sold in advance, $10 for 12 or $20 for 25 or the night of the event for $1 each. Ra e tickets will be used in drawings for class baskets of your choosing. Silent auction items will consist of a variety of wonderful items ranging from Disney passes PBMS PTSO celebrates the artsBy Contributing Writer Sharon Davisto mini getaways and will be awarded to the highest bidder. The deadline for ordering dinners and advance ra e tickets is April 16. Ra e tickets will be available for pick up the night of the event. If you would like to make a donation or purchase dinner/tickets please contact Tracie Wilson at 825-0112 or raytesmor@bellsouth.net. All proceeds for the fundraiser will go towards continued training for and ongoing development of the Pacetti Bay Middle School IBMYP. 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 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 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 at dadams2@att.net.Anchors aweigh, my boys, anchors aweigh! Come join Newcomers of North St. Johns on Tuesday, April 16 on the Lady St. Johns from downtown Jacksonville at 1501 Riverplace Blvd., to the left of The Chart House, for a delightful cruise and luncheon. Parking is limited, so please carpool as there may be a parking fee. Well begin boarding at 10:30 a.m. and depart after 11:00 a.m., so dont be late and miss the boat! Lunch will be served around 11:30 a.m. with a hot bu et consisting of a tossed salad, baked Newcomers to cruise on St. Johns RiverBy Contributing Writer Marcia Smith, Newcomers of North St. Johns Newcomers of North St. Johns members Marcia Grado, Lorraine Duck and Carol Cupit enjoyed playing sleuths in solving the production Murder in the Olde City. Photo by Betty Neyerachicken breast with red bliss potatoes, steamed vegetables and cake for dessert, all served with iced tea. A cash bar will be available. There will also be door prizes and ra es. The Lady St. Johns is one of two boats owned by River Cruises, Inc. which has been in business since 1984. On the enclosed paddle wheel style boat, Captain David will navigate a relaxing four mile cruise on the scenic St. Johns River. He will tell us about the history of the river and Northeast Florida and other points of interest along the way. The total cost for the luncheon and cruise is $28 per person. So, lets ll the boat; guests/ spouses are most welcome! We should return to the dock around 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP by April 5; no refunds. Email Linda at mlbeard67@gmail.com for more information. Bon Voyage!

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www.thecreekline.com March 2013 The CreekLine, Page 19 LEARNING IS ALL AROUND. NOW ENROLLING!The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems Inc. 2009 License #C07SJ0053 ASK ABOUT OURFLEXLEARNING PROGRAM 100 Julington Plaza Drive Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Tami Newbern, ARNP Bella La Vita Salon Of Julington CreekAlways wanted to own your own salon? Have you been held back due to costly overhead, costly build out expenses or just simply afraid of taking the next step Now you can experience owning and operating your own salon without the costly overhead. Bella La Vita Salon is oering personal salon suites available for lease. Multiple lease options available to meet your individual business needs. Salons are located in a busy store front plaza with great anchor stores such as the new Walmart Market Place. This is a great location to support new salon business. Plaza is nestled in the heart of Julington Creek Plantation To make experience even more aordable all suites are designed for double occupancy if desired. Now oering Brazilian Blowout $200 during the month of March! If you see a unique bicycle rolling through your neighborhood in the coming months, stop and chat with Harold Lawrence and his son Joshua. Harold Lawrence and his friend, Grant Goodrich, custom built the bike to allow Josh Lawrence to continue to be active after he received a traumatic brain injury that left him in a wheelchair. The unusual bike allows Josh Lawrence to cycle and steer as much as he can with Harold Lawrence at the rear, helping to propel and guide. They are training for several runs coming up this year including the Ortega River Run, Gate River Run and the Never Quit Jacksonville Beach Run. Youll notice immediately theres something very special about these two beyond the custom bike and training goals. They have a contagious joy and enthusiasm leaving others uplifted in their wake. Harold Lawrence does most of the talking because Josh Lawrence is unable to speak except through sign language. On September 9, 2001, at 20 years old, Josh Lawrence was at an all-night party and fell about 30 feet from the branch of a tree to the driveway below. After months in a coma, several years in and out of the hospital on the brink of death and years in recovery, he now travels everywhere with his father to share his story of an unwise choice made under the in uence of alcohol and drugs and the permanent consequences of that choice. They talk about the heartbreak bad decisions can bring to an individual and their loved ones. They share the strength, hope and love of a family never giving up. Two years ago this dynamic duo walked and biked 15 miles a day from St. Augustine to Charlotte, North Carolina to raise awareness of brain injuries in the United States. They wanted people to know that there are over ve million Americans with brain injuries that require assistance with Congratulations to Julington Creek Plantation players for their excellent performance at the recent Julington Creek Plantation Championships! Pictured are Austin Van Dyke, Boys 14 nalist; Will Rose, Boys 14 champion; Jake Osher, Boys 16 consolation winner; Reid Rose, Boys 16 champion; Faith Daab, Girls 12 champion; Scott Miller, Julington Creek Plantation director of tennis; AJ Sanchez, Boys 10 champion; Kate Nystrom, Girls 14 champion (not pictured). Meet local residents Harold and Josh Lawrence daily activities. Thats about 2 percent of the population. Every fteen seconds someone in the United States su ers a brain injury four every minute. This year rather than walking across country, they will be walking in local neighborhoods in March for Brain Injury Awareness month. Biking is not the only activity these two enjoy on a regular basis; Josh Lawrence also goes to sur ng and water skiing events for the handicapped. He loves going to the movies but most of all he loves to eat anything sweet. To know more about Joshua Lawrences story or to have them speak at your organization, please visit their website www.thrutheroof.org or call Harold Lawrence at 881-4975.

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Page 20, The CreekLine March 2013 www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Plantation Re creation Center presents Saturday, March 30th On Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Julington Creek Plantation will host its second annual Aqua Egg Hunt for the community. Children from the community will jump into the Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Center Family Fun Pool and collect hundreds of colorful oating and sinking eggs in the The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank one can attain in scouting. It is a symbol of commitment to self, troop and community. Logan Faust earned that rank on January 22, 2013. Faust joined scouting at the age of eight and has enjoyed the experiences, the camaraderie and the challenges that go along with scouting. He is currently a sophomore at Creekside High School and plans to spend the next few years preparing for college and helping with his troop, Troop 287, located at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church in St. Johns County. Fausts Eagle Project consisted of constructing seven bird houses and one owl house for Alpine Groves Park in St Johns County. He also created a brochure that describes the types The Daddy-Daughter Dance was a large success. Thank you to our many volunteers who helped and extra thanks to Shelby and her committee for doing another ne job. Disco was the theme complete with leisure suits, large hair dos and a disco ball! February 14 was teachersta appreciation day. The chocolate fountain was the main attraction. All the treats Wards Creek Elementary Safety Leaders Caroline Serrahn, Kayla Karas, Ethan Drost, Timothy Miller, Hannah Algee and Storm Herrera were nominated by staff members as being excellent leaders going above and beyond helping WCE students and staff. Just a few of the responsibilities they have are getting students to class and making sure important information gets to the front of ce. We are very proud to have such great leaders who choose to model the 7 Habits of Happy Kids! Make a splash hunting for eggsBy Contributing Writer Linda DeBlois, Special Events Director, Julington Creek Plantation Recreation Centertime allotted. Every child will receive a prize. There will be a special prize for the child who collects the most eggs in each age group. This year a new age group has been added to sixth through eighth graders. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and to cheer the participants on. This event is sponsored by First Florida Credit Union. The age groups and times are as follows: 9:00a.m.: Preschoolers (Fun Pool; beach entry only) 9:30 a.m.: Kindergarten and rst grade (Fun Pool; beach entry only) 10:00 a.m.: Second and third grade (entire pool) 10:30 a.m.: Fourth and fth grade (entire pool) 11:00 a.m.: Middle School (entire pool) This event is open to the public and sold out quickly last year. For further information about this event or to preregister, please go to www. jcpcdd.org or contact Linda DeBlois at ldeblois@jcpcdd. org or 821-3637.New Eagle Scout, Logan Faustof birds he is hoping to attract and includes a map showing the location of the birdhouses within the park. The majority of the houses are located along the paved hiking trail located near the entrance of the park. Wards Creek Elementary UpdateBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, Wards Creek PTO were delicious! We are so proud of our fourth graders who made it through FCAT writes. First graders adopted fourth graders and furnished them with treats and words of encouragement. The Warrior school spirit was overwhelming. Coming up is Spring Break, March 25 through 29. Have a safe and happy holiday! The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com 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

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www.thecreekline.com March 2013 The CreekLine, Page 21 904-765-2020 www .clayeye.com Orange Park: 2023 Professional Ctr Dr. Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-2020 Mandarin: 11790 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-765-2020 Fleming Island: 1615 CR 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Three convenient locations to serve you! hil & Macula Family Dianes Baby & Childrens Warehouse 15% OFFAll Used Clothes with coupon EXP: 4/15/136000 sq. feet of clean, quality and organized NEW and USED Toys, Clothes, & Baby Gear Dianes B a 6 HOURS: Mon-Thurs 10-6 Fri & Sat 10-5 Like Us on Facebook for our Daily Deals!10503 San Jose Blvd. (Across from Target) Hickory Creek Elementary recently participated in the Boosterthon Fun Run and raised more than $20,000 for the school. The goal of the run was to raise funds while teaching the kids about the importance of tness, leadership and character. On the road of life, children are faced with a lot of choices to make. This years theme Highway USA taught them to make the choices that count. Highway USA took the students all over America to visit cities and landmarks while learning about ve historical leaders who made the right choices. The choice challenges that the children learned about were leadership, character, learning, tness and good attitude. Students were taught about leadership and how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw a need to help people, stood up as a leader and empowered others. They then chose character and learned about President Abraham Lincoln and the story of how he earned his nickname Honest As teary-eyed parents and friends prepare to see Creeksides class of 2013 o to college, a new class is gearing up for a brand new experiencefreshman year. But they shouldnt worry; they made it through middle school! The toughest part is over! So, lets play a little game of Myth or Truth, to help out the future Knights (perhaps squires) of Creekside! Getting to my locker is going to be really tough! Myth! At Creekside, lockers can be found in almost every hallway and youre bound to pass yours at least once during the school day. Its kind of the same, says current freshman Elyssa Brooks. But you should plan out when youre going to your locker. The school is so huge! Ill never make it to my classes on time! Myth! Creeksides pretty bigits true! Autumn Franks, current junior, warns, The school is de nitely bigger than middle school. But Creekside takes care to compensate for its expanse. Jewel Flowers, a sophomore, shares, You have a lot more time to get to class. Creekside allows ve minutes between classes and even has a warning bell that goes o in the middle of class changes. I keep hearing that homework is a bigger deal in high school. Truth! Homework really matters and you should try your best, even in middle school, to keep up with it! Sebastian Inks, a current junior at Creekside, emphasizes the need for focus on homework and how much bigger a part homework plays in learning material. Teachers are considerably less lenient when it comes to lateness.HCE students hit the road to good choicesBy Contributing Writer Laurie ArgottAbe by just one small, impactful decision to do the right thing when no one was looking. When they choose learning, they heard about Thomas Edison and his more than 1,000 patents. This showed students what it means to ask questions, learn and contribute knowledge. They were then inspired to choose tness and hear about Glenn Cunningham who was an amazing runner from the 1930s who set three world records. And lastly, they learned about pilot Amelia Earhart and her good attitude that took her the longest route to circle the entire globe in an airplane. While the students learned about making good choices, they got pledges per lap or at donations from family members and friends. More than 70 percent of the students participated and 1761 pledges were accumulated during the event. The money raised will go toward technology in the classroom and an awning for the schools amphitheater. CHS HappeningsCreeksides declassi ed High School Survival GuideBy Sarah Schreck, CHS StudentsYou should take HOPE online, suggests Dylan Knight, a current junior. Taking HOPE, a physical education requirement, online over the summer can give you more room in your schedule for another class or elective and students are required to take an online class to graduate, anyways. Creekside also o ers some awesome academies, including the Academy of Engineering Technology and the Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning, which can give students a leg up and an inside look into possible career paths. If youd like to channel your inner Einstein, the Advanced Scholars Program (ASP) may be for you. Students are required to take certain classes, including the usual four core classes and a speci c number of years of a foreign language. In doing so, they get direct placement into the Advanced Placement (AP) and foreign language classes and may have a greater chance for recognition by the College Board through AP testing. AP classes are rigorous, but give students the opportunity to complete college-level courses with credit, earned by passing a test at the end of the year. Creekside o ers seemingly endless opportunities for extracurricular activities as well, with marching and concert band, all varieties of sports and tness teams, many honors societies, culture and pop-culture clubs, chorus, drama, art and photography classes and clubs, history and political clubsthe list goes on and on. Make sure to check the Creekside website to further guide you before youre knighted! Lunar PhasesNew: March 11First Quarter: March 19Full: March 27 Last Quarter: April 3

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Page 22, The CreekLine March 2013 www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated A game rst played in the early 1970s, Ultimate never really reached its potential as a team sport until recent years. The sport is now sprouting across the nation through clubs and organizations in high schools all around. But what is Ultimate? First played at Columbia High School in New Jersey, Ultimatecommonly known as Ultimate Frisbeeis a fast-paced sport featuring two teams who try as a unit to get the Frisbee to an end-zone through passing to one another. The player in possession of the disc has only a short amount of time to hold it and cannot run while in possession, thus the fast-paced action as players must think quickly to nd a team mate and move towards the end-zone. The sport is a growing phenomenon throughout the world and is represented at Nease High School by the Nease Ultimate Frisbee Club. Ultimate is not recognized as an o cial sport at Nease, but is strongly personi ed by the after school club. The club itself competes against other teams throughout the area in a casual environment that is all about fun. Sam Still, junior varsity captain, describes it as just coming together with friends after school The rst annual Daddy Daughter Dance held at MCE was a tremendous success. More than 200 girls, escorted by their dads, attended the event. The hard work of the PTA was rewarded by the many smiles shared by a cafeteria full of giggling girls and doting fathers. One student was quoted as saying, This is the best night of my life! MCEs maintenance coordinator, Mr. Davis, was awarded the Energy Star Award from the district. The Energy Star program was started in 2008 with a focus on saving energy by consolidating summer hours and usage. Davis was recognized for this award due to his part in helping make this program a success. Since 2008 this program has saved over $18 million dollars. Thank you, Mr. Davis, for your support and hard work. All second graders at MCE got into character on Friday, February 15 to participate in a Living Museum. Visitors as Nease HappeningsA spotlight on Ultimate at Nease High SchoolBy Samuel Wright, Nease Student Ammon Burmeister, Tyler Hall and Shannon Dorman of the Nease Ultimate Club.and really having fun. Still, who recently began playing Ultimate only a few years ago, explained how the sport grew on him and outlined the potential that the sport has. Its big, its easy, thats what is great about it. Its just so easy to do. You dont have to do three years of the sport to be good; its sort of second-nature. It is something that can expand so easily. I didnt even know about it until a few years ago and now I love it, Still explained. Not only does the Ultimate Club at Nease enjoy and appreciate the sport itself, but it also brings students together in a close and friendly atmosphere. When asked what he thought the best part of the club was, Still said, I would have to say the true companionship and just how much of a bond we all have. Becoming friends with who youre playing with is crucial to your performance. Just knowing people makes all the di erence. The sport itself combined with the compatibility of the members and uni cation makes for an exciting and unique experience for players and provides students with a new and enjoyable after-school activity. Still re ected his thoughts of the special nature of the club and the sport as he wrapped up his thoughts. Its fantastic. What is really unique about it is that it combines multiple sports. Its just di erent, its unexpected. He continued, Ultimate is so fast-paced and unexpected, every single time you play it is a brand new experience all over again. Its a sport that you dont have to be good at, all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself. Ultimate continues to grow all around and players like Sam Still will be happy to see the sport blossom and become increasingly popular as an enjoyable sport and experience. Mill Creek Elementary School NewsBy Contributing Writer Wendi Brothers, Mill Creek Elementary Schoolwell as students were invited to tour the classrooms and enjoy all the hard work of the second grade students. Creativity was abundant as each child wore costumes, displayed props and talked about the important achievements that made their character part of history. This activity required research that was done both at school and at home as well as an introduction to public speaking. Students were able to act out their character in their own classrooms allowing the visitors to come to them. This atmosphere helped put even the most timid of students at ease, providing excitement and enthusiasm for all. One student, whose character was Bill Gates, brought in a computer made out of a shoe box and aluminum foil. Another talked of his character, Neil Armstrong, having the most amazing fact not that he rst walked on the moon but that he got to skip second grade due to good grades and a high reading level.Emma, Madison and Nicole with their dads at the Daddy Daughter Dance.

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www.thecreekline.com March 2013 The CreekLine, Page 23 904.823.3764 260-4866 www.starlightjax.com Star ightGYMNASTICSOur #1 Priority: Your Children Motivating classes for all ages Fun Additional ProgramsBack by popular demand!Summer CampJune 10th August 10thConveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd.2013-2014 Early Bird Registration$10 OFFApril 29th May 25th Everybody better be wearing green on the March 17 or theyll get pinched because a short little green fellow with a red beard told me St. Patricks Day is coming up! Quarter exams are March 13 through March 18 and the third quarter ends March 21. Book those campsites and airplane seats because students at FCMS have a lot of vacation time coming up! Theres a teacher planning day on the March 22 and Spring Break starts on March 25. Classes resume Tuesday, April 2. On March 4 the FCMS Flyers volleyball team had their last game against Swiss Point Ok my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs), per my latest issue of InStyle say hello to the color of the season Pistachio! This is a pretty, super-pale green, not celery but think of pistachio ice cream. Its light and airy, a very unusual tone, but easy to ease into your wardrobe. Our Florida whites are a perfect canvas for this hue to be layered with, or pop it over your black capris or favorite skirt. You could be brave and wear it from head to toe; if its not perfect with your skin tone, add a scarf around your neck to keep it from your face. Icy jewelry is the thing to wear with a pistachio ensemble so break out your silver or diamonds and shine them up! This cool image is great for a hot Florida afternoon garden party. To continue the subject of color, there are some great looking combos for your new spring ensembles. The mix of black and white is a summer staple, but this year put a pop of yellow with it whether it be a necklace or a big bangle bracelet. Lemon yellow and gray and white are very pretty together so play with mixing this trio too. Silver clothing in a metallic form is out there to add a cool e ect to your out t whether it be a jacket or a cute three-quarter duster and a nice touch of lemon yellow goes well here too. Speaking of braceletsthey are popular, coming in odd shapes and very chunky, so grab a few pieces of accessories in popping colors to update your wardrobe. The necklace of the Fashion UpdateSpring fashion crash courseBy Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsyear is a multi-strand rope of pearls in extra large diameter I mean bubblegum sized pearls. Its great looking with simple dresses and suits. Another perfect thing for my FFFs this season is the city short. Yes, dressy shorts are the in garment and we could not be happier here in the South! City shorts are longer in the leg and cut a little fuller in the hips. Teamed up with a short little jacket, it could be a dressy look for any event (think satin shorts). This is certainly cooler than a pair of pants and looser than a tight short skirt, so put together a sharp looking short-suit this spring! Now about your denimthe array of colors of the jeans this year resembles a rainbow! Wild new colors and brocade jeans are a hit. The new length for your skinny legged jean is called a skimmer, which means it ends just at your ankle bone thus a hot looking pair of sandals are in order to go with them! Geometric is big this year; you will see it in little short printed knit dresses, shoes and even bags and jewelry. This pops up your standard little black dress (LBD); cant you just see a brightly colored geometric pair of high heels with your LBD? Another retro trend is back white eyelet and its great for our hot summer outings. I have seen it in shorts, jackets and dresses; its grand! So what do you say we go springtime shopping today? Fruit Cove Baptist Church is hosting the 13th annual Spring Festival and Car Show on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the church, 501 State Road 13 in Jacksonville. The Car Show will run from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the Spring Festival will run from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 pm. Games, activities, food and drink will be o ered at no charge. Young children to senior adults will nd enjoyable options available, including in atable bouncers and other games and Spring Festival & Car Show sure to delight community exhibits. Outstanding door prizes, live music and fun childrens activities set this family-friendly event apart from others. The Car Show venue spans the ages from beautiful antiques to classic muscle car hot rods to modern sports cars. A wide variety of cars, trucks, and motorcycles will be on display for viewing. For more information about the Spring Festival and Car Show, please call 287-0996.FCMS HappeningsBy Contributing Writer Maddie Ross, FCMS StudentMiddle School. They nished up their season with a volleyball tournament that began March 6. The Flyers appreciate your support throughout the season and the tournament! If you think you can dunk, come out to basketball intramurals starting on March 19. They will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. The FCMS Band had the performance evaluations for the year March 8 through March 10. Congratulations to the FCMS Jazz Ensemble for straight superiors at their music evaluations in February! Lets give a big round of applause to the 21 students who earned superiors and the 20 students who earned excellent ratings at Solo and Ensemble adjudication. The FCMS Drama Club is putting on their production of The Little Mermaid on March 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m. It promises to be an under the sea adventure! Eighth grade registration course selections were on March 4 through 8. Good luck to all our rising high schoolers! On March 7, the Student Council hosted a spring Fling Dance. Everyone boogied til they dropped. It was a night to remember! Upcoming events include: Battle of the Books, which is on March 12. I know the Fruit Cove team will do great as they always do! The Spring Book Fair is on March 18 through 21, so save up your allowance to get that new book! Ladies pick out a dress and boys look your best, because spring pictures will be on March 21. Have a Happy St. Patricks Day! need customers?sales@thecreekline.com

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Page 24, The CreekLine March 2013 www.thecreekline.com Faith News like us on Facebook The Regaissance Resort 904-641-8385 Baymeadows/Southside 7860 Southside Blvd. Mandarin 6595 Columbia Park Court Mandarin Location Outdoor Lakeside Easter Worship at 6:30 am, 8:30 am, 10:30 am on Sunday 3/31/13 Baymeadows/Southside Location Easter Vigil Worship 5:30 pm on Saturday 3/30/13 Easter Worship 8:00 am, 9:15 am, 11:00 am on Sunday 3/31/13 Visit SOTWJax.com for Palm Sunday and other Lenten Service s Sunday, March 31st Traditional Easter Service 10:30 AM, followed by Easter Egg Hunt Sunrise Service 6:50 AM at Mickler Beach 2777 Race Track Road St. Johns, FL 32259 904-287-1505 Rev. Mona Krane Easter provides us with an opportunity to nd a new life in God. Awaken fully to the renewal, rebirth, and resurrection available in the life of Christ! www.unityinjax.com A CONNECTING CHURCH Our Sunday Services Traditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.org 7pm Saturday March 23rd & 11am Sunday March 24th When we drove by the neighborhood park yesterday, I saw a little boy kicking a ball alone. His dad stood a few feet away, consumed by his iPhone. They were right next to each other yet miles apart. When you read that, do you feel that little twinge? Do you experience a tug on your heartstrings that is part guilt and part longing? I nd myself longing for more time, more sweet memories and the consciousness in the moment to make better choices. That little twinge can be a good thing to spur us on to being better parents. Lets consider together how our many small choices add up to a parenting lifestyle. For the sake of transparency, Ill share that when Im stopped at a long red light, I often reach for my iPhone. When I snuggle Clara at naptime, its always with phone in-hand or nearby. Why? Why the need to multi-task snuggle time? Does being distracted, perhaps, defeat the point of slowing down and snuggling my busy toddler? How many more snuggles will I enjoy with this youngest child and is any tradeo worth missing these moments mentally, even if my body is fully there? Im reminded again of the importance of being fully there wherever I am. What steps do you need to take to engage your children and your spouse? What should you give up and what should you add to make your family life rich and full of love and laughter? When I pop on Facebook at long red lights, Im essentially choosing the phone over interacting with my NSJC Young Life invites you to join us for the third annual Young Life Race for Kids 5k walk/run to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Nocatee beginning at 8:00 a.m. This fun walk/run will bring families and the entire community together to support our teenagers in Northern St. Johns County by helping fund Young Lifes weekly club meetings, sending kids to camp and other special events. Young Life is a non-denominational scripture based mission of Christ centered people committed to reaching adolescents in our community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Visit www.younglife.org for more information. Register now for the 5k race for $25 ($30 after April 1, 2013) by visiting www.YLRaceForKids.com. Sponsorships and in kind donations are still welcomed, but call quickly for business and sponsor recognition!Nease High School sends wrestler, Branden Wade, a senior to the State competition in Lakeland, Florida. After the Regional competition held on February 8-9, Wade, wrestling in the 160 lb. bracket, secured the fourth place spot advancing himself to the Florida State Wrestling Finals. Pictured are Head Coach Grant Taylor, Branden Wade and Coach Chris Taylor. Legend credits St. Patrick with teaching the Irish about the concept of the Trinity by showing people the shamrock, a three-leaf clover, using it to highlight the three divine persons in one God Christian belief. In celebration, the families of St. Patricks Episcopal Church invite you and your family to our St. Patricks Day Celebration! In recognition of our patron saint, we will begin the day with a traditional Episcopal service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, at St. Patricks Episcopal Church located at 1221 State Road 13 in St. Johns. Then, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., our celebration moves outdoors with activities for the whole family including a giant blarney slide, shamrock bounce house, pot of gold scavenger hunt, hot Irish potato toss and Irish jig competition. Enjoy hot Irish stew and a cold beverage! We welcome you to join us for part of the day or the whole day. Meet our congregation, learn a little of the love of St. Patrick and just enjoy an afternoon with your family. For more information, please contact us at 287-2807. San Juan del Rio welcomes you to join us for our fth annual Spring Auction, to be held on April 27 at Renaissance World Golf Village. Events include dinner, silent and live auction, ra es, a DJ and cash bar. Tickets are $50 per person until April 21; after April 21 they are $60. This event is for those who are 21 and over and formal attire is requested. Opportunities to donate for the auction and ticket information can be found at http://sanjuandelriospringauction.shutter y. com/ Proceeds bene t the San Juan del Rio parish. Purposeful ParentingBy Allie Olsenkids. Should I then be surprised when I dont know my child intimately? This month I guess Im asking more questions than sharing ideas and tips. My March idea is to create a social-media-free home from the time your children are young. Model a family culture of interacting with those around you and putting phones and iPads away during most of the day. Im considering creating a charging station in a drawer in the hallway so the phone is accessible if someone calls or I need to look something up but not visible where every alert grabs my attention. As my older kids are hitting their teen years, our family is learning how to balance their needs for computer time, texting and all that goes with being a teen. Im not suggesting an ascetic lifestyle! But I do rmly believe some sacri ces are worth it. I always believed that! Now Im challengedand Im challenging youto live it out. Make lots of little good choices and enjoy lots of fun memories with your littles. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com March 2013 The CreekLine, Page 25 Two Other Locations for your Convenience:Ponte Vedra 1102 A1A N, #104 904 273-6533Hodges Blvd.4745 Sutton Pk. Ct. # 801904 743-2100 growing healthyPlease visit our patient portal for new patient registration: facebook.com/doctorojax twitter.com/drojax Julington Creek 1633 Race Track Road #103904 287-7000 drojax.com Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville NOW IN JULINGTON CREEK! Call for an Appointment Today! REACH UP. REACH IN. REACH OUT. Service times: Sunday at 10 am Wednesday at 7 pm Cunningham Creek Elementary School REACHJAX.COM 3450 CR 210 W. (Just west of Cimarrone Golf and Country Club)www.fcctoday.com or 287-3223 Join Us In Celebration FAITHCOMMUNITYCHURCH Glow in the Dark Easter Egg HuntFriday, March 22nd from 7:30 8:30pm at Faith Community ChurchFREE family fun event! Kids age group hunts, for toddler-6th grade. Entertainment and light refreshments will be provided. There will be door prizes and a grand prize golden egg in each age group.Did we mention that it is glow in the dark!? Glow in FridayMarch22ndfrom7: This months movie review belongs to the lm Silver Linings Playbook, a dramatic comedy and romance, great for adults and teens. From a Maryland mental institution, Pat Solitano Jr., portrayed by Bradley Cooper, is released back into society as long as he lives with his parents, Pat Sr. and Delores, played by Robert DeNiro and Jackie Weaver. After catching his wife in a compromising position, Pat reacted violently and was sentenced to time served in a mental health facility; he is still dealing with these issues and a restraining order from his ex-wife. When released, though he has therapy appointments to commit to, he sets up a dynamic of healing that he describes as seeking silver linings as the way Congressman Ron DeSantis, who represents Floridas 6th Congressional District, took a tour of the Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek. He met with the sta and learned more about this state of the art medical facility.Florida State College at Jacksonville student intern Alecia Vallis Henley is in the nal stages to starting her career. This semester she will complete her Pre-K Primary Education Degree requirements. Her nal assignment? To complete an student internship in her eld. At the beginning of January she was assigned to join the sta of Julington Creek Elementary School under the direction of second grade teacher Neeti Gregg. Gregg has been acting as her mentor. Henley has already taken over the classroom activities. This experience is priceless. I get an opportunity to put what I have learned at FSCJ to life, said Henley. Not only do I get to try di erent teaching strategies, but I have the oppor-Congressman visits emergency care centerThe Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek is a full-service ER located o of Race Track Road in St. Johns County. It is open 24/7, is sta ed by ER doctors and features a dedicated pediatric area. Movie ReviewSilver Linings PlaybookDirected by: David O. Russell. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro. Review by TG StantonGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) to heal his mind. He declines prescribed medication because of the ways they make him feel, leaving him socially challenged. After a dinner with friends who pair him up with Ti any, performed by Jennifer Lawrence, Pat nds himself face to face with another tortured soul. Ti any has lost her husband and seeks an unusual method of comfort. Her therapy is dance and though running in the neighborhood eases Pats mind, dance becomes a means he hopes will guide him back to his ex. Twists and turns with family and personal relationships, in addition to fanatical Philly Eagles fans and his therapist, lead to silver linings in almost every dark cloud, addiction and the various dynamics surrounding his new living situation. This lm of compulsions, trials and tribulations is welldirected by David Russell. The movie plays out smoothly in an interesting fashion for the misguided and controlling families who aim to help the troubled individuals. Though many of those helping have their own issues, di erent support systems are de nitely in place. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have a chemistry that aids them in conquering not only their own di culties of dealing with daily living, but often some of the problems of their nearest and dearest. Through comedy, action and drama, Lawrence, DeNiro and Cooper nd a way to overcome di erences and x their families. Through a very unique means of using gambling and dance, the game is on. The dance scenes are not quite Dancing with the Stars, but they provide a credible performance and look like they had fun. Who knew? And romance could be around the corner. FSCJ student intern gets a career experience at JCESubmitted by Ingrid Jones, Julington Creek Elementary School Alecia Vallis Henley, Jaheim Miller and Avery Raimondotunity to work with a diverse group of students who challenge me every day to make learning not only a ective, but fun. If you ask the students, they too are enjoying the experience. I love having Mrs. Henley in our classroom, says student Jaheim Miller. We now have two teachers who can help us, so I get a lot of attention. Henley says that she always wanted to be a teacher. She taught pre-kindergarten classes for ve years and fell in love with the art of teaching. She lives in Julington Creek with her husband Kenny Henley. She has three daughters who all go to St. Johns County Schools. She will complete her student internship at the end of April.

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The next home meet with be held on March 15 at 4:00 p.m. Come out and support your boys and girls track and eld teams. They love all to hear all the screaming encouragement. Also, coming up this month is the St. Johns River Conference on March 20, hosted by Nease High School at 10:00 a.m. Only the top four of each team will be chosen to compete in this meet. Good luck Knights! It looks like a great track season ahead for all the dedicated Creekside runners. A spring sport that gets commonly overlooked is the boys weightlifting team. They train hard every day to work their way to becoming state champs. Coming up this month on the March 20 is their subsectionals at Bolles. This years JV and varsity baseball teams are hoping to hit this season o with a swing. With the JVs upcoming games against Fleming Island High School and Clay County, this season will bring the heat as they show our competitors what the Knights really have. The varsity baseball team has gotten o to a real start this season! With a standing record As spring approaches, new sports are taking o : track and eld, baseball, softball, lacrosse and tennis are all beginning, as boys and girls basketball come to an end. High hopes and expectations are in the Nease atmosphere and big victories are sure to come. The Lady Panthers girls basketball ended in the Elite Eight round, by only three points to Rickards High School, but after this incredible season, the girls have much to be proud of. The boys team has their Sweet Sixteen round at press time, against Bishop Kenny. The boys are ready to play and Matt Capriotti, a junior said, We have to come together as a team to do the best we can. We had On your mark, get set, go! Its a race to the nish line with the Bartram Trail track and eld team in the lead. Last year left for a remarkable turn out as the Bears boys team made it to the 2012 FHSAA State Championship. Nick Uruburu, a senior on the team who has run track for four years now, was a part of the overall state championship team, a part of the state championship 4x4 team and the winner of the open 400-meter dash. He is also ranked as the third fastest runner across the nation for the 400-meter dash and is committed to the University of Florida on a full scholarship. When asked about this years season, Uruburu replied, We are going to have another great year. We are a strong team with a lot of heart. The girls track and eld team has a re under their feet as well with high goals set for this season. Madison Caldwell, a junior, who has been running track since her freshman year, talks about her team: Everyone gives their best e ort at every Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentour ups and downs during the season, but weve peaked at the end and were ready to go full out. The baseball team has a bright outlook for their season. They hope to win districts and beat Ponte Vedra High, their biggest rivals. The team lost ve seniors last year, but that wont stop them from doing the best they can. Out of about 20 games they have this season, they have played three so far and theyre ready to play even more in the coming months. Softball has begun to play their games and have started to come together as a team. With more than 20 games, the girls know that if they put all their skills together, with a new coach, Coach Ward and Coach Alexander, they are ready. Only two seniors graduated last year, so the girls are ready for the go forward season and especially are looking forward to beating their biggest rival, Matanzas High School. Track and eld, encompassing so many events, has begun as well. With new coaches for some events, along with Coach Blue and new uniforms, the team is ready to be victorious. The large turnout for the team has Mary Ski, a senior on the team who recently committed to Dartmouth, remarking, Having this big team and everyone so excited and ready makes me really happy for the season. Everyones doing well and we have a really wellrounded team! The preparation and dedication will surely get these athletes in the top eight spots and rack up points to win the meets. Tennis has had a rough start, as the biggest competition for both boys and girls, Bolles, Ponte Vedra and Creekside have been their opponents back to back. But now the teams are ready to take on the rest of the season full-on and prepare for victory, which would be winning districts. Finally, lacrosse has been conditioning and practicing rigorously for their rst games. The girls are very excited for the season and with the great teamwork on the eld, theyre prepared for the best. Their new coach, Coach Missy, along with the talent and skills of the girls, will make them champions.BTHS Sports RoundupBy Megan Grant, BTHS Studentpractice and Im excited to see how we perform in our meets. With the boys team well known for their accomplishment at states last year, Caldwell exclaimed, I want the girls to come out and show their talent and make a name for us. My expectation for this year is to make the BT girls team known to all other schools. As the record breaker for the 400-meter at Bartram Trail and a member of the 4x4 as the anchor leg, which has broken school and county records, Caldwell made it all the way to regionals last year. A majority of the athletes who run track are also participants in other sports with Bartram Trail. For these select people, this sport is a way to stay in shape on their o season as well as getting faster and stronger. A meet against Creekside will take place on Friday, March 15 with the Bears vs. Knights rivalry at its best. With districts still a month away, the athletes prepare themselves for excellence. CHS Sports RoundupBy Contributing Writer Kassie Solms, CHS Studentso far of three wins and zero losses, they are well prepared to take on Fleming Island on March 19 and Clay County High on March 21. Keeping up with the boys is what our girls softball players do best. This month the varsity and JV girls take on the wrath of Bartram Trail on March 20 at 6:00 p.m. Watch last years district champs decimate the pride of the Bears and head on up to being #1 yet again! Lets go, Creekside! Some of the most interesting teams to watch and follow at Creekside are the boys and girls lacrosse teams! The boys varsity lacrosse team has several big games coming up this month. On March 19, they take on Episcopal High School of Jacksonville and on March 26 they play Christopher Columbus Boys Catholic School. Remember, in times of battle, we sweat red and black! The girls lacrosse players also have a great season to be looking forward to this month. On March the 21, our varsity Lady Knight lacrosse team takes on the mighty Bartram Trail Bears. Come out and give the girls a thunderous crowd to bring home the win against our rivalry team, the Bears. Last, but in no means least, are the boys and girls tennis teams. They train super hard every day to get to where they want to be and certainly dont get half the credit they should. Two big matches are coming up this month. On March 21, the girls varsity tennis team plays against Keystone Heights Junior-Senior High School and the boys varsity team plays against Gainesville High School on March 18 and Episcopal High School of Jacksonville on March 20. Both of the boys tennis matches will be at home. Come out and give them a show of support. Lets march forward and spring into action, Creekside Knights and come out and cheer on your favorite team, Creekside Crazies! Good Luck Knightsthis is your lucky month. The Cosmos 3vs3 soccer team went undefeated and won the JYS 3v3 Challenge March Madness Tournament. It was impressive because this was the teams rst tournament in three months. They won the U11 competitive division title and it was a total team effort with everyone contributing and playing hard in the blustery and chilly conditions. The Cosmos team is comprised of Koel Johnson, Bence Kosik, Kyle Corbett, Cesar Troncoso and Gavin Skipper and is coached by Kevin Corbett.

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Marlee is willing to ght for her friendship with Liz in spite of her communitys prejudice. The second book I have recommended is Je ersons Sons by Kimberly Bradley. This is a historical ction account of the children of the slave Thomas Je erson fathered. I love historical ction. I know I will read both of these as soon as I nish the sequel to the Heist Society by Ally Carter. By the way, I love this series; it takes place all over the world. I just recently checked out the entire series to one of our students who took them on a road trip and nished all of them over the week-end. De nitely is a sign of a good book when a student reads three books that quickly. Gordon Korman has added Hideout to his Swindle series. This is a hilarious dog adventure story. Somebody Please Tell Me Who I am by Harry PBMS Media Center cont. on pg. 32

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www.thecreekline.com March 2013 The CreekLine, Page 29 $25 OFFyour tax preparationValid only at address shown. This coupon must be presented prior to completion of initial tax ofce interview. May not be combined with any other offer or discount. Expires April 15, 2013.H&R Block Customers Receive 50% off last years pricing 217-6363 Come see us at: 100 SR-13, Suite B, St. Johns, FL 32259 (Just South of Julington Creek Bridge) Get Max $$$ Back and Pay Lower Fees Now that spring has arrived it is time to start getting excited. With another mild North Florida winter behind us we can expect an early start to what is shaping up to be another fabulous shing year. Our shing opportunities are many and vary greatly. Backyard ponds, creeks, rivers, lakes, ocean and waterways are all just minutes away with each o ering their own unique type of shing. As spring advances any of these bodies of water can be considered for your next family shing trip. Ponds and creeks abound in most of our neighborhoods providing us with easy access to easy shing. Bream being the most prevalent species in these waters can provide hours of shing fun for the kids. An inexpensive zebco rod and reel shed with a hook and bobber with bread balls for bait is all it takes to get any kid on his way to becoming an avid angler. These very same ponds and creeks are also home to some pretty nice bass for the more experienced angler. The St. Johns River o ers us a huge variety of shing options throughout the year. Being brackish, both freshwater and saltwater species of sh will inhabit its shores along with tasty crustaceans such as blue crabs and shrimp. As the spring progresses to summer our shing possibilities will be on the increase giving us choices of whether to shrimp, sh for reds or even chase occasional tarpon. Our greatest body of water for our shing enjoyment is the Atlantic Ocean and you dont need a boat to sh it. Besides miles of beach to sh from, In June 2009, Jessica Moltisanti Reached for the Stars and Zone Cheer All Stars was born. Since that time, Zone has become a program that has rocked the cheer industry with local, state and national recognition. Moltisanti, a former competitive cheerleader and cheer coach took her passion and opened the doors to Zone. Since opening in 2009, Zone Cheer has continued to grow by leaps and bounds and the spring oors at Zone have become a place for fun and athleticism for hundreds of the local youth. There were only 16 girls on that rst Zone Cheer team, but they had drive and determination to be amazing competitive cheerleaders. The girls who joined that team walked through the doors with very little cheerleading skills. Coaches Moltisanti and Melanie Marra worked their hearts out with the girls to coach them to learn skills that take many athletes years to learn. The coaches took the girls to a Senior Level 3 division in All-star cheer within six months. The team did not win rst place the rst season, but they placed well and were acknowledged for being a well-respected group with lots of Shane Carpenter nished o his perfect season with a piece of history by winning the Class 2A state title in the 195-pound weight class, which makes him the schools rst wrestling state champion and undefeated wrestling with a 41-0 record. His teammate, Aaron Galang, battled to a sixth place nish in the 113-pound weight class. That also marked a rst, as the school has never had two wrestlers place at the state tournament. Overall, Creekside led the county with 32 teams points and nished 15th place overall at the state tournament. Among the other county teams at the state tournament were St. Augustine placing 37th, Ponte Vedra placing 76th and Nease placing 80th in the 2A classi cation. This is a great achievement for such a young program. Under the guidance of Coach Rick Marabell the past ve seasons, Carpenter lifts Creekside wrestling to new heightsthe Knights have accumulated a 76-20 dual match record. The program has produced ve conference champions, seven district champions, 37 regional quali ers, three regional champions, eight state quali ers and two state placers with one state champion.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaJacksonville Beach and St. Augustine both o er piers for your shing convenience. Pier shing and surf shing can provide hours of fun for the whole family while providing catches that will feed everyone. Whiting are usually red hot in the spring and can be caught most anywhere in the surf or from a pier. With the arrival of spring we have another shing season before us. Our local bodies of water provide us with many di erent shing opportunities that are ours to enjoy. Now is the time to get excited and start planning that rst shing outing and maybe the next several to follow. Fishing Report: Bass biting in ponds and creeks. Whiting in the surf. Sea trout o the end of docks from Buckman to San Marco. Look for an early yellowmouth bite in the river at channel markers. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime.Editors Note: This column marks the second year anniversary of Captain Davids shing reports. Thank you, Captain David, for sharing your knowledge with us these past two years! Gym grows by leaps and boundspotential. Zone Cheer has taken great care to build relationships, mold athletes and teach cheerleaders in their program that it is important to grow not only in athletics but, in sportsmanship! Moltisanti quickly branded her gym with a motto her mother always used while she was growing up: Reach For The Stars. It takes drive, determination and heart to be able to achieve any goal and Zone Cheer takes great pride working with their athletes to achieve their goals. As the gym turned three years old, the program size of the gym tripled to three teams and a buzz had started in the community about this amazing little powerhouse gym. Year two was also the founding of our dance team, ZDT. The dance team was an exciting and welcome addition to the Zone family. With the help of the amazing Patty Adams, former head coach of Bartram Trail Dance Team and talented head coach Diana Conde, the program was o to an amazing start as a reputable competitive hip hop program. Conde coached the very rst team to a national championship title. The team not only placed amazing their rst season but also, won one of the most important awards in the gym, the Sportsmanship award. In its second year, ZDT has grown into two hip-hop teams and Zone would love to continue to grow into a larger program in the years to come. Zone Cheer continues to Reach for the Stars as we move into year ve. Zone Cheer will be moving to a larger location accommodate the growing the Zone Cheer family. The new 12,000 square foot gym will have two spring oors, a full size at oor for school teams, tumble track, super spring oor, parent viewing area, rooms for changing and cubbies, a dance room, huge pro shop and plans of adding more along the way! Moltisanti has had the dream since she was 18 of owning her own gym and making it a wonderful place for kids to learn something they love, strengthen their minds and bodies and, to be part of more than just a team... but a family. Moltisantis vision was able to create an atmosphere that so families loved being In The Zone. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!

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Page 30, The CreekLine March 2013 www.thecreekline.com Oil Change & Rotation $19.99 $20 Off All Alignments $30 Off any Brake Job04-06-13 We are pleased to introduce Bakari, our new male African lion (Panthera leo). Bakari (Swahili for of noble promise) was acquired from a zoo that no longer had room for him. Bakari was housed with his male sibling; there was an issue with dominance, territory and feeding. The zoo felt it would be best for Bakari to have his own space here at the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. Bakari is nine years old and appears to be of Barbary lion descent. His mane is unusually short, he is small in stature and his teeth are quite worn for such a young felid. We attribute these maladies to a combination of inadequate diet and stress. He is currently on a power diet composed of beef, pork and chicken, topped with raw eggs and Oasis vitamins. We expect to see a drastic change in his coat and mane; however, he will never reach full growth. He also is su ering from a yet-tobe-determined skeletal disorder. Further testing is underway with our veterinarian. The Barbary lion was used by the ancient Romans in the Coliseum to battle with Gladiators. Known for their larger size and extended belly mane, Barbary lions were o ered in lieu of taxes and also as gifts to royal families in Morocco and Ethiopia. This lion subspecies was hunted to extinction in the wild by 1922. They only survive in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. The St. Augustine Wild Reserve is devastated to report the death of Mufasa, our much-It was to honor the memory of a very special young man and friend when the players of the Bartram Trail High School baseball team asked their coach to retire the jersey of their fellow player. On February 21, just prior to the beginning of the game between BTHS and Creekside High School the #6 jersey was placed into retirement never to be used again at Bartram Trail High School. The jersey belonged to Joe Davidson who lost his life in a car crash. At the game all the players of both BTHS and CSHS teams wore honorary jerseys sporting the name Davidson and the number 6 on the back. Davidson, an out elder for BTHS varsity baseball team for the last three years, left his impact not only on the eld but throughout the community. His love of baseball began at the age of ve. He played at MAA A special remembrance for a special ball playerBy Karl Kennelluntil he was ten, then played for JCB. When he was 12 he made the 12U Creeks Baseball Clubs Bears team, a travel ball team that ended its season that year with a trip to Cooperstown, New York to play in the weeklong All Star Village Tournament. He continued for two more seasons playing with JCB on the 13U and 14U teams before joining BTHS varsity team. Baseball was truly his favorite sport. Not only did Davidson love baseball, he loved sharing it with others. He was a volunteer Buddy at the Field of Dreams, a special program that enables children with physical and mental disabilities to experience playing baseball. His impact was felt there to such an extent that this season of Field of Dreams was dedicated to his memory. Varsity coach Tony Sowers of BTHS re ected on when he rst felt the impact of Davidsons tragedy. We were preparing for the rst game after his death. I was going to lay out the jerseys for the game and there right on top was Joes #6. It was then that it really hit me, he said. He was also remembered by BTHS social studies teacher Mike We er as being a great guy to have in class. It is this kind of impact that Davidson had on his fellow players as a friend that prompted them to request that his jersey be retired. At the February 21 game, Davidsons parents Scott and Cammie Davidson presented Joes framed jersey #6 jersey to Coach Sowers as the players of BTHS lined the third base line and the players of CHS lined the rst base line. Joe Davidson was not just a ball player; he was a young man who carried himself as special man leaving a positive impact upon all he touched. St. Augustine Wild Reserve updateloved African lion. Born in Kansas in 1995, Mufasa journeyed to California and fell into the lap of Deborah Warrick, the founder and resident carnivore biologist of the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. Mufasa was three months old and weighed only 35 pounds. For the next 17 years, he thrilled audiences and guests with his famous roar, massive size (he was 600 pounds) and extremely dense, u y black and gold mane. In the wild, lions rarely live past eight or nine years. They are in their prime at three years of age, reign supreme for a couple of years in their own pride full of lionesses, then ultimately are deposed by a younger male. After losing his pride of lionesses, the exiled lion rarely forms another pride and must rely on scavenging. They do not live long. In captivity, while lions may live as long as 25, sadly, we lost Mufasa when he was about 17 years of age. He su ered a stroke in July 2012, rendering him incapable of eating on his own. This did not deter the sta at the Reserve, who were happy to hand-feed Mufasa several times a day. He showed improvement for a month or two, then began his inevitable decline; he passed away in November 2012. We will miss his beautiful roar, his sweet personality and the antics he displayed when he rolled in his daily dose of catnip. There will never be another Mufasa. Onyx, our lovely Asian black leopard, was acquired around the same time in 1995 as Mufasa. She starred on many television shows in California and she appeared on Ripleys Believe it or Not here in Florida. Coincidentally, Onyx su ered a stroke the same time as Mufasa in July 2012. Blood tests showed severe anemia without an apparent cause. Warrick nursed her back to health by hand-feeding her, administering uids and antibiotics. Onyx recovered to a point, then went blind. She can nd her way around her habitat and has been eating well, but we all know that her days are numbered. She is moving slowly, her appetite is on the decline and we can tell that she misses watching the chickens, geese and other birdlife at the Reserve sprint past her cage. She can hear them and smell them, but leopards are extremely visual animals. We are hoping that Onyx will become accustomed to her blindness and remain with us for several more years. The Reserve has been undergoing many renovations. We added a cement, ADA-compliant handicapped parking space for our handicapped guests, a new fence at the front of our property, security cameras throughout the compound, park benches for our tour guests and received a donation of nearly 100 live oak trees and bald cypress trees to enhance our property and assist with noise abatement. While we dont look like Busch Gardens, (yet!) we are working toward that goal. We also acquired a brand new nine-person golf cart to accommodate our tour guests who are unable to walk for long periods. A pair of spotted African hyenas will soon make their home at the Reserve, along with a pair of African bush babies (small primitive primates that resemble chinchillas with long tails). The St. Augustine Wild Reserve allows tours on an appointment-only basis. Please call 9400664 for reservations or email us at WildReserve@aol.com. Usually tours are on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons by appointment only, although we may be able to accommodate visitors on other days. Guests will be allowed to visit our exotic animals up close (no hands-on, please) while we feed our big cats on the tour. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 3546, St. Augustine, FL 32085. We look forward to seeing you at the St. Augustine Wild Reserve! For more information on the St. Augustine Wild Reserve, visit www.staugustinewildreserve.org. Happy St. Patricks DayFrom your friends at The CreekLine

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Often, the source of a pets anxiety is lack of activity, says Brian Atkinson, director of pet training at Invisible Fence Brand. Whether you have a dog or cat, regular exercise is crucial for a happy, anxiety-free pet. Be sure to give pets plenty of opportunities for outdoor exercise. Play games with your cat or dog that are both mentally and physically stimulating. Grant more freedom. If youre like many pet owners, your schedule means leaving your dog or cat alone for long stretches of time. Granting safe access to your yard while youre busy can alleviate this burden. Consider installing a pet door combined with a Tips to keep pets happy, healthy and safe in your yardpet containment system. With proper training, dogs and cats can safely learn to understand and respect the boundaries of the yard, says Atkinson. Highly recommended by veterinarians, professional dog trainers, behaviorists and other pet experts, a pet door can reduce accidents inside the home, increase exercise, stimulate a pets senses and provide a change of scenery. Opt for a programmable electronic pet door thats customizable. For instance, the Invisible Fence Brand Doorman, which is completely secure against unwanted visitors with an automatic locking device, allows you to set di erent schedules, boundaries and rules for each pet. More information about such devices is available at www.invisiblefence.com. Make separation easier. If your pet cries or misbehaves when you leave the house, you may need to take steps to reduce his or her separation anxiety. Desensitize your pet to anxiety inducing pre-departure cues like putting your shoes on or packing your bag, by regularly doing these actions and staying put. When you do leave, keep the radio on to keep your pet company throughout the day. Keep your absences short initially, gradually building up the length of time youre away. And try to avoid making grand entrances and exits. The act of leaving and returning home should be as much of a nonevent as possible. Maintain their space. Be sure to regularly clean litter boxes and keep your pet wellhydrated. Automatic litter systems, pet feeders and drinking fountains can help you maintain your pets living conditions, even when you arent there to do it yourself. Dont ignore your pets anxiety. A few household changes can take the stress out of being a pet, giving you peace of mind that your furry friend is happy and healthy. 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 which displays the largest selection of bath lighting in the area. Turn your ordinary bathroom into something extraordinary at Avenues Lighting. buy one, get one50% OffON ALL BATH LIGHTING *Sale Ends March 31st. Excludes prior promotions, sale items as marked. In stock items only.* (BPT) The top home decor trends for 2013 are already emerging, and homeowners seeking a fresh look will nd a lot to love. Not only can these looks be accomplished in minimal time, theyre budget friendly and easy enough for DIYers to nish in a weekend or less. Giving your home an updated feel doesnt require a full-scale renovation. Instead, focus on simple updates for the most frequently used rooms in your house. Kitchens need to be functional, but in this hub of the home style is just as important. Upholding practicality while adding visual interest is a top trend this season. Two-toned upper and lower cabinet colors are rapidly growing in popularity as a way to let homeowners customize their kitchen spaces and express their personalities. Maple is the style frontrunner when it comes to wooden cabinets, but painted cabinets in white, black and gray tones are also on the rise. Whether you opt to replace your cabinet fronts or paint them, your e orts will give 2013s hottest home trends you impressive and fast results. On the functionality front, innovative hands-free faucets simplify cooking and cleaning tasks while requiring minimal e ort to install. Open shelving is seeing a boost in popularity. Both glass-fronted cabinets and simple open shelves capture this trend, allowing you to put your style on display while creating a sleek, updated look. A luxurious-feeling bath doesnt need to make big demands on your wallet. By making a few on-trend updates, youll give your room designer appeal guaranteed to make an impression. Updating the vanity, often the focal point in a bathroom, provides immediate results. Tiling provides the perfect solution to add extra personality to your bath. Right now, trends o er two di erent but equally chic directionslarge-scale tile and small-scale mosaics. Tiles with wood-like appearances are also gaining popularity; they create a warm, inviting look, but o er the wet-space practicality of tile. Throughout the home: When it comes to low-e ort, big-impact changes, its hard to beat a fresh coat of paint. For walls that feel drab, boring or outdated, new paint makes a color statement and draws attention to architectural details. Follow these paint tips to make an instant, dramatic impression: Alter the dimensions of a space by painting ceilings a slightly lighter color than the walls. Create patterns and shapes using painters tape. Stripes, chevrons and ombre e ects are perfectly on-trend. Highlight architectural details by painting interior doors and trim in a colorful hue instead of traditional white. In one weekend or less, these simple changes will make your home feel like an entirely new space. 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Nease IB students have been planning and implementing this project since December 2012 in close collaboration with Habitat for Humanity St. Johns County volunteer coordinator Candy Radford. On two separate Saturdays in January and February, Nease IB seniors worked collectively 240 hours at a Habitat for Humanitys construction site in St. Augustine. Concerns about your drinking water?Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all the W ate r T reatmen t C ompany J acksonvill e h as trusted f or over 2 0 Years. S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Nease IB seniors build homes for Habitat By Contributing Writer Karen Blackwell, Nease IB Booster ClubThe Nease IB seniors brought boundless energy and enthusiasm to the project. They framed, raised and installed the exterior and interior walls of a house, installed siding on another house and painted the interior of a third house. They all had fun and enjoyed seeing tangible results of their hard work. They also had an opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the future owner of the house, which was also very rewarding for them. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is elimination of poverty and homelessness from the world to make a decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. To date over 600,000 decent a ordable homes have been built for 3 million people around the world. Nease IB senior students were very grateful for this opportunity to make a small contribution in laying the foundation for hope and future for St. Johns Countys families in need.Shee says current plans call for the buildings to set on the one and a half acre land nestled in preserved hardwood tree stands on the site and with an established buffer between the o ce building and neighbors on Flora Parke Drive, whose homes back up to the currently undeveloped property. Plans available through the St. Johns County Property Appraisers website indicate a typical bu er between the Mastercraft property line and the rear property lines of Flora Parke Drive residents backing up to the property to be 100 feet or more. In some cases the bu er will be smaller, but only at one point where a corner of the property meets the bu er. Mastercraft hopes to have permission from the county to have an entrance to the property both from Race Track Road and Durbin Creek Boulevard. Shee said only Mastercraft employees would occupy the building; no space would be leased to other companies. Two of our three partners live in Julington Creek Plantation, Shee said. We want to live here and work here, keeping employment in St. Johns County. As Julington Creek Plantation residents, we also want only the best for where we live, too. The Parkes homeowners worry any type of o ce or commercial structure on the now-vacant land will reduce their home values, reduce the aesthetic appeal of the area, particularly the entrance to the subdivision and fear the proposed o ce buildings workers will create safety issues for children, bikers, walkers, and runners near the entrance and en route to the nearby Julington Creek Elementary School. Angela Chriest has been a homeowner on Flora Parke Drive for 17 years and says a major concern is the Mastercraft property for proposed o ces is located within a residential subdivision. She has concerns about tra c jams, the safety of children at school bus stops and residential property backing up to the Mastercraft property. The homeowners have joined together in a group called Concerned Citizens of The Parkes of Julington Creek Plantation to ght the rezoning of the property and have begun meetings with an attorney to plan strategy. They also have a Facebook group in their name and interested parties are welcome to join it. A petition has been started against the rezoning; at press time, over 300 signatures are on the petition. Richard Curran-Kelley, community association manager for MAY Management Services, Inc. which handles the daily management of Julington Creek Plantation, says he and the Plantation board are aware of the proposed rezoning and are looking at what information is currently available, but its early to make any determination of a stand to take on the project. He said he and the board are waiting for full details and then will see what can be done. St. Johns County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson, who represents the Julington Creek Plantation area and is also a Plantation resident, distributed an open e-mail on Friday, March 1 addressing the potential rezoning. In part, the email says, No application for rezoning this land to allow commercial development has been made as of yesterday. ... My understanding is this parcel is about 1.5 acres. There is a bu er that is owned by the Community. ... The restrictions that are on the aesthetics of your homes in The Parkes do not apply to this parcel. ... The landowner ... indicates there is an old cattle dip on this site and there will be a costly clean up to eliminate arsenic prior to any use of the land. Julington Creek Plantation homeowners who would like additional information about the Concerned Citizens group may email Kevin Glover at cc4theparkes@gmail.com or call Jeanie Prete at 553-6070. JCP land use cont. from pg. 1

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Tree Work byMitch 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! Home Improvement Guide So far this winter (midFebruary) we have been experiencing very mild weather. Many trees and shrubs are blooming early and half-hardy perennials such as pentas which are normally nipped in the bud by a light freeze are continuing to ower. It is not in our best interest to ignore the possibility of cold weather, however. While we contemplate that home-grown tomato, making do with the one from the produce counter, we may hope to get a jump on spring planting, but without adequate light for newly emerging seedlings the result can be weak, spindly plants. And unless soil temperatures have warmed su ciently, we cant expect to be successful if we The Garden Club of Switzerland enjoyed a very busy February. We had a great visit from Bill Hamilton of Southern Horticulture in St. Augustine and later in the month had a fun, sun-shiny day spreading fertilizer in the Freedom Butter y Garden in Alpine Groves Park. On March 14, we will travel to Elkton, Florida to tour Native Gardens and talk with Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant and owner. For more information, please call 287-9772. GardeningToo early for tomatoes?By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAStransplant our seedlings early. One solution is to use a grow light, which is simply a light source which mimics daylight. There are fancy set-ups costing hundreds of dollars, but for a tray or two of seedlings one strip-light tting, with either a purchased stand or something home-made (like my arrangement using a couple of chairs) is ne. For one seed tray, a two-foot tting costs around $12 at a big box store and for two trays, a four-foot light is just over $30 online. For a heat source to help germination, set your newly sown seeds, covered with plastic wrap, above the refrigerator. Check regularly to avoid them drying out, spraying the compost carefully to keep it damp and once the seedlings start to show, remove the plastic and put them about two to three inches below your grow light. At this stage continue to be careful with watering; too much and they may dampen o (fall over and die!) or with too little water they will just shrivel away. By setting them in a tray and watering from the bottom, you can ensure the roots will be well moistened and the vulnerable stem protected. Drain any excess water away after about 20 minutes. Once your seedlings have two true leaves, begin a onceweekly application of a halfdilution of a liquid fertilizer. For organic gardeners, seaweed is a good choice; if you are more economy-minded, theres nothing wrong with that watersoluble blue crystalline product (the name of which escapes me). As they grow, keep the light about three inches above your plants. As well as tomatoes, this method works well for hot and sweet peppers and di erent varieties of basil. Transplant your seedlings carefully into clean four-inch pots, using a good quality potting soil. Before planting them out, after all chances of frost are over, harden o your plants by getting them accustomed to sunshine and breezes. Beginning with milder morning sunshine, put them out for a few hours a day and increase exposure gradually. By the time you come to plant them, they should be out for 24 hours and used to at least six hours of sun. But be careful still to keep the pots from drying out. Either choose an overcast day to plant out or plant later in the day to avoid too much sun and water each plant well to minimize shock.The last month or so has been a busy one for the scouts of Troop 280. In January, more than 20 scouts braved the cool weather to attend the River Bend District Camporee. This involved participating in scout skill activities and various competitions, including a Dutch oven cook-o A contingent of our Order of the Arrow scouts and adults also attended the OA Winter Fellowship at Camp Shands. A highlight Active winter for Troop 280By Contributing Writer Lisa Leavins County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson with Senior Patrol Leader Erik Sorenson.of this month was to have our county commissioner, Cyndi Stevenson, speak to the scouts concerning the role of government in our community, as some boys worked to complete their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. The troop participated in Snow Day at Durbin Creek Elementary as vendors as well as volunteers for tra c control. The boys continue to camp each month, in which they plan and run activities, budget their weekend and shop for their own food. The month also saw the rst delivery day for their annual I Love You Very Mulch sale on February 16. Thanks to the community for your support in this. You will soon see the scouts at local stores with the annual Camp Cards that o er discounts at area Publix stores.

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www.thecreekline.com March 2013 The CreekLine, Page 35 DURBINCROSSING.COMJACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITY and growing!Dennis Homes www.dennis-homes.com Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. Ware Homes www.dswarehomes.com Mattamy Homes www.mattamyhomes.com Providence Homes www.myprovidencehome.com Richmond American Homes www.richmondamerican.com Riverside Homes www.myriversidehome.comSmiles abound as families continue to buy in Durbin Crossing, the most sought after community in North Florida. With a brand new school scheduled to be open for the 2014 school year and located right in the heart of the community, its easy to see why families are thrilled to live here. Durbin Crossing has everything your family could want, including ball elds and parks within walking distance, two elaborate amenity centers, pools, tennis, sports courts, skateboard park, dog park, large nature preserves, a village center, top rated new schools nearby and stunning model homes from our excellent builders.to live inFAMILIES ARE THRILLED Like us on Facebook Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448or email us at: ENCOREDECOR@bellsouth.net10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store H Home Improvement Guide Buying resale no longer has the stigma to it that once had. In our economic times and our green friendly world, its the smart thing to do. For goodness sake, we have always bought used cars! So I went on a consignment tour of our area just to see and report back to you whats out there. The rst items that come to mind are womens clothes. The upscale resale idea has been around for several years and now you can nd a womens consignment store happening on most any corner! Ms. Mulligans, celebrating their rst anniversary in business late fall, is a nicely set retail experience. The amount of clothing and variety of the items at their store located at 11531-4 San Jose Boulevard is amazing. Their motto, Friends dont let friends pay retail is proudly displayed in print right behind the cash register! FiFis has been around probably the longest with several locations; the Mandarin store is located at 10400 San Jose Boulevard. I proudly reminded them when I visited, that over 10 years ago I nabbed my favorite black leather pencil skirt at their store, complete with the original sale tags still on it! Round Robin is a seasoned veteran in the consignment business with a great location in the Whole Foods Shopping Center. Deja Vu is another womens store located at 10503 San Jose Boulevard; let me mention here that they are closed on Tuesdays. They departmentalize the clothing, separating petites and plus sizes from the remainder of the stock. Also, Deja Vu also carries formals and cocktail wear. Old St. Augustine Road has its assortment of consignment centers. New to Me, located in the Winn Dixie shopping center has menswear in their inventory, which gives Its time to consign!By Donna Keathleythis shop an unusual twist. A really interesting consignment store is sitting right on the corner of Losco and Old St. Augustine Roadnd Ride Around. This store is completely centered on motorcycle enthusiasts gear. Its the only motorcycle resale store in the country! Debbie Burgess, owner, says she does business with folks from nine di erent states. She stocks gently used authentic Harley Davidson products, like leather jackets, vests, carrying cases and belts. She also carries an impressive stock of leather goods which are very high quality items, some are even brand new. I asked her about her consigners, Well, you know these gals get to dating a Harley guy and buy some drop dead looking out ts and then the romance fadesthats where I come in to help! Also, we Harley girls just ride around all weekend and eat so we outgrow our things, she adds laughing. One of the best kept secrets of consignment is located in St. Augustine! Emmas Consignment, located at 1395 US Highway 1 South has new, thats right new party, prom and cruise dresses. These are in both short cocktail length and long evening wear. The sizes range from junior to plus. So if your teen has to buy a party dress this spring, head down to Emmas today! Childrens consignment institutions are the smartest way to go for growing little ones. From party dresses to strollers, car seats and high chairs you can nd anything you need in like new condition at babythemed consignment stores. Many grandmas stock their homes with good used furniture items for baby sitting time! The Mandarin stores for wee ones include Dianes Baby, Once upon a Child, Kids Closet and the newest one which is Little Beans Kids Resale on the corner of St. Augustine Road and Philips Highway. Upscale Resale, located in Crown Point Plaza, carries tween clothing items and maternity wear along with their infant items. A twist on the consignment subject in our area is Encore Dcor and Play It Again Sports. Mark Blyn, manager at Encore Dcor on San Jose Boulevard near Interstate 295, states that his inventory is put together by being very picky. He buys from designers, decorators and model home liquidations, along with personal consignments. Besides hard furniture, he carries art work, greenery and decorative items. He boasts that his store set is a series of actual decorated small vignettes utilizing the merchandise for sale. His pricing rules are di erent too; the tags have a series of dates, showing the original sale price when the item came in the store and the dates of each markdown. He has a percentage of split of sale price with the owner when the items sell; he also has pick up and delivery service available if needed. Play It Again Sports, in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center, has a mix of consignment items and new merchandise. They have several di erent options to o er customers on going either the consignment route or they will completely buy the equipment. New items can even be ordered for customers at the store, like baseball bats and elliptical/exercise machines. The store carries a large variety items covering almost any sport imaginable; and by the way, they run sales at the end of most every month! So, this spring, no matter what closet or garage item you clear out, its time to consign! Coming April and May! Summer Camp & Kids Activities Guide! Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information! ~Mandarin NewsLine~ +~The CreekLine~ +~Southside NewsLine~ +

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