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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 9 September 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 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 9 Civics 101 Page 11 Call for art patrons Page 12 Town Hall meetings Page 13 MS Bike event Page 17 BTHS Happenings Page 18 Helping Hands update Page 20 International twirlerPage 21 Get your u shot! Page 23 JCE lighthouses Page 24 Back to School Guide Page 28 Wards Creek updatePage 30 FCMS goes back to schoolPage 31 Native Sons & DaughtersPage 33 Faith News Page 36 Gardening Page 37 4-H horse show Page 40 High school sports Page 43 Catholic night at ballpark $150 Off or 0% Financing! 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 HomeContact us for details. out how! The student count for the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) on opening day, August 19, 2013, was 30,503, an increase of 1,077 students or 3.7 percent over last years “ rst day number of 29,426. During the past six years when many districts have seen sustained or declining enrollment, St. Johns County has continued to be one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The high school student count was 9,654, with 1,757 students at Bartram Trail High School, 1,868 at Creekside High School, 1,294 at Pedro Menendez High School, 1,619 at Allen D. Nease High School, 1,519 at Ponte Vedra High School and 1,597 at St. Augustine High School. There were also 169 students in attendance at St. Johns Technical High School (SJTHS). SJTHS is located on the campus of First Coast Technical College and o ers academic studies combined with career and vocational training. Middle school attendance totaled 7,425, with student headcounts ranging from 596 at Sebastian Middle School Last spring some very special buddiesŽ visited the Field of Dreams at Aberdeen Park. BuddiesŽ are volunteers who are teamed up with each player. Field of Dreams is special baseball “ eld where mentally and physically disabled children in St. Johns get to play Americas favorite sport. What made closing day special was that in addition to the regular buddies,Ž canine buddiesŽ came to visit with the kids. What makes these canine buddiesŽ really special is that they I had no idea. I thought I was doing the right thing to keep my child safe.Ž These are the most oft-spoken words by parents and caregivers who visit the St. Johns County Tax Collectors (SJTC) o ce to take advantage of the Project Buckle Up child safety seat installation and education service our sta provides. For more than a decade in St. Johns County, Project Buckle Up has been helping parents make their kids vehicle travel safer by demonstrating proper car seat installation techniques and ensuring parents know how to make sure a child “ ts his or her car seat properly. The o ce has seven certi“ ed Child Passenger Safety technicians at three locations, trained to help parents of children from birth to age 13. Anyone who has child passengers can call the SJTC and schedule an appointment for this free service. Technicians are located at the Julington Creek o ce as well as both St. Augustine o ces located on Lewis Speedway and U.S. Highway 1 South. Appointments are required because our technicians have other responsibilities and are not available to provide Canine companions are specially trainedOrganization provides “buddies” for people with special needs By Karl Kennellare trained to be a lifelong friend and companion for the children who are physically and mentally disabled. They came from Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI was founded in 1975 as a non-pro“ t organization to provide highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support for free to children and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Service dogs, skilled companions, hearing dogs and facility dogs are the four types of assistance dogs that are trained by CCI. These service dogs are provided to an independent individual not only to assist with physical tasks, but to also provide social support. These skilled companion dogsŽ are trained to work with an adult or child with a disability under the guidance of a facilitator. A facilitator is typically a parent, spouse or caregiver who handles and cares for the assistance dog. Facility dogsŽ are expertly trained dogs who partner with a facilitator working in a health care, visitation or educational setting, while hearing dogsŽ are specially trained to alert for key sounds by making physical contact such as nudging the leg or arm. Among the many sounds hearing dogsŽ are trained to recognize and respond to are the sound of a doorbell, alarm clock, someone calling a name or a smoke alarm. Disabilities served include but are not limited to cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, autism, spinal cord injuries and Downs syndrome. CCI provides Opening day for SJC schools a successContributed by Christina Langston, St. Johns County School DistrictRight seat, right direction for the right ageProject Buckle Up child safety seat installation coming soon to Fruit CoveContributed by Patsy Heiss, St. Johns County Tax Collectors of ce Robert Heiss sits securely in his properly secured booster seat. JCE fth grader Hannah Behan getting off the bus. Opening day cont. on pg. 32 Canine companions cont. on pg. 4car seat service to walk-in customers.Project Buckle Up cont. on pg. 7

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreeekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@thecreekline.com or 886-4919. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include 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 Like us on Facebook facebook.com/ thecreekline Advertise in The CreekLine and reach 25,000 + addresses. Book NOW for the Senior NewsLine a feature section of The CreekLine For advertising info please call Linda Gay: 904-886-4919 Now is the time to advertise your . Financial Planning, Elder Care, Senior Activities, Health Care for Seniors, Assisted Living Facilities, Senior Living Communities, and more! The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department would like to invite you to participate with AyoLane Halusky, our county naturalist, in a four to six hour paddle from Trout Creek Park to the Six Mile Creek. We will stop halfway for lunch at a local restaurant and kayak back to the Trout Creek boat ramp. Bring your own kayak, paddle, PFD and join us for a kayak paddle instruction for the beginner paddler prior to the start of your journey. Everyone will meet at the Trout Creek Community Center and boat ramp, located at 6795 Collier Road in St. Augustine, at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, September 13 for the start of the adventure. Bring along your questions about the local history, the ” ora, fauna and creatures that can be found along the shoreline and the in creek. If further information is needed, please call AyoLane Halusky at 2090348. The Friends of Bartram Trail Library will present ACT and SAT preparation classes at the library. The SAT class will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the ACT class will begin at 6:30 p.m. All classes will be held on Monday. The class dates are: September 30, October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28. Pre-registration is mandatory as class size is limited. Registration closes on September 23, 2013. Course books will be needed; information available upon registration. Please register at folbtl@gmail.com and include the students name, grade and class selection (ACT or SAT). Discover additional ways your owers, fruits and vegetables may ourish on September 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Windstorm Training Center, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. By incorporating native plants to sustain pollinators, you naturally enhance your landscape. Your plants are healthier and more productive. Knowledge and experience is provided by Joan Kramer, master beekeeper; Beverly Fleming, nature columnist and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant. The program is free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. Florida native plants are also available for purchase. For more information, please call 209-0430. The MOMS Club St. Augustine-North is a wonderful way to meet other stay-at-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Mothers with children of all ages are welcome. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead. These business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Please contact us at sanmoms@ gmail.com or visit www.sanmomsclub.weebly.com for more information. Residents interested in providing input on the St. Johns County library systems long range planning, including desirable future services and programs, are encouraged to complete a brief survey available through September 30 at www. sjcpls.org or in person at any library branch or bookmobile location. Participant feedback on such topics as facilities, outreach, technology and service Publisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompsoneditor@thecreekline.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay LG@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather SeayHS@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.comRT 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 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers’ opinions do not necessarily re ect 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. 2013. Whats New cont. on pg. 5Copies of this online coupon are not accepted.

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Page 4, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 e best and most affordable pest and termite service in Jacksonville! Protect your home year-round with theAllgood Advantage Plan ONE simple and affordable payment plan.$250 initial service, $45/month thereaer Convenient all-in-one pest and termite control Full warranty against new termite damage The most thorough pest defense in the industry Follow us on for tips, fun facts and giveaways. www.facebook.com/AllgoodJacksonville Ask us about our lawn care service and receive one FREE treatment when you sign up for the Allgood Advantage Plan!Join the Allgood family.904.323.3609To learn more visit us jacksonville.allgoodpestsolutions.com As a residential contractor for 20 years after my entertainment agency was shut down by the government-caused recession in 1991, I know “ rsthand about dealing with the building department and the inspectors. These are good people doing a very di cult job. They are required to have vast knowledge of the codes and have to work with some people who dont care a lot about codes. Those numbers are very few because most know the importance of safety. Codes are about safety and the main reason for them is to have a building that is safe for the next owner and the next to follow. As the building industry continues to recover from a deep recession, the St. Johns County Building Services Division is experiencing a very high volume of permit requests. The division recognized the “ rst signs of this recovery beginning in January of 2012 with singlefamily permitting increasing throughout the year and commercial permitting remaining stead with modest increases. The “ nal permitting statistics for 2012 were remarkable especially when compared to surrounding jurisdictions in north Florida. The division closed 2012 issuing 2,127 single-family dwelling permits, 686 commercial permits, 7678 building permits and 22,539 total permits of all types. The single-family statistics were nearly as much as the surrounding jurisdictions combined. As we pass just beyond the halfway point of 2013, all permitting trends point to 2013 as being equally remarkable. Through the month of July the division has already issued 1,664 single-family dwelling permits, 390 commercial permits, 5,667 building permits and 16,477 total permits of all types. To help cope with the increased workloads, the division recently completed an internal reorganization which included additional sta This October the division will add four additional employees: two for the permitting section, one inspector and one Plans examiner. The division is self-funded through permit fees and is well on its way to a complete recovery. In 2012 the division received the Good Government AwardŽ from the Northeast Florida Home Builders Association and most recently the Insurance Services O ce, responsible for grading the e ectiveness of building department, issued the St. Johns County Building Services Division an excellent grade. As a community, we are fortunate to be experiencing this level of permitting. St. Johns County has been con-Commisioners Desk cont. on pg. 5 Canine companions cont. from pg. 1dogs to veterans throughout the country as part of their Wounded Veterans Initiative. Applicants attend a two-week training session in Orlando to learn how to e ectively handle an assistance dog to maximize use of the 40 commands. Then a public graduation ceremony takes place marking the beginning of a long-term relationship between person and dog and between the team and CCI. Graduates remain in touch with CCI through regular followup programs, workshops and reunions. CCI assistance dogs and follow-up services are free of charge. Recipients are responsible for food and regular veterinary care. For more information, please visit www.cci.org or in the Jacksonville area contact Lee Hoyt at 233-1099 or Julie Engelien at 962-3196 for more information.

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 5 ( 904 ) 825 In the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center on CR 210 W2220 CR 210 W, Suite 312, St. Johns, Florida 32259 Gentle, Caring Dentistry for the Whole Family Back to School Special10% OFFAny dental treatment, including crowns, bridges, partials, veneers, etc. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 10/31/13New Patient Special Adults $99 & Children $79Includes dental exam and x-rays, a uoride treatment, teeth cleaning and polishing. Not valid with other oers. Oer Expires 10/31/13 287.2794Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek1400 Bishop Estates Road, St. Johns, FL 32259 Celebrating 15 Years in Practice! Dr. Levine is dedicated to your familys health through every stage of life. He has served Julington Creek for more than 15 years and is ready to provide you with a medical home. Services Include: www.baptistprimarycare.net/levine-md 12276 San Jose Blvd., Building 600 Our 2013-14 school year is o to a very successful start. We welcomed over 33,000 students to our campuses, an increase of 3.7 percent over this time last year. Our schools are bursting at the seams, but as I visit schools and classrooms, teaching and learning is in full swing throughout the district. As usual, there have been a few bus route adjustments, but the transportation department worked hard to correct problems. Something new this year is a multi-path choice for graduation for our students. Senate Bill 1076, passed by the legislature and signed by the governor, went into e ect July 1, 2013. The bill provides three pathways for graduation for our students: standard diploma, scholar designation, and merit designation. The legislation recognizes the fact that one size does not “ t all students. Scholar designation provides a more academically rigorous curriculum than standard diploma for those students who are university bound. They must take two years of foreign language as well as more math and science and at least one college level course. Merit designation students have the same requirements as standard diploma, but they must use their elective courses to attain one or more industry certi“ cations, which more fully prepare them for entry into the workforce. I applaud the legislature for recognizing that students need di erent paths to graduation based upon their life goals. Zoning for the two new K-8 schools is the hot topic in the northern part of the county. Town Hall meetings are being held in early September to present possible zoning options to parents. The school board welcomes and encourages careful consideration of these plans and suggestions and alternate plans as we seek the best way to “ ll the schools. The board plans to vote on the zoning for the new schools at our November meeting. A link for public input will be provided on our website, www. stjohns.k12.” .us, following the Town Hall meetings. Another topic of much discussion is the move to Common Core State Standards which are being phased in, with full implementation scheduled for next school year. The Common Core is a set of standards (what students know and are able to do) that have been adopted by 45 states across the nation. While these are national standards, the curriculum to teach them is a local decision. St. Johns Countys way of teaching the standards will di er from that of other counties and certainly from other states. Our curriculum sta and a cadre of teachers have been developing Curriculum Maps that lay out the timeline for teaching the various standards. Textbooks and other curricular materials will be provided to teachers, but each teacher still has the ability to craft his/her lessons for each standard. Parents will “ nd that the Common Core will help sta maximize the library systems resources for the bene“ t of residents county wide. To learn more about the many services currently o ered at your local library branch visit www.sjcpls.org/content/ branches. The St. Johns County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your lawn and garden questions at the Bartram Trail Library, located at 60 Davis Pond Road at the entrance to Julington Creek Plantation. The clinics are scheduled for Thursday, September 19 and Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can bring in a soil sample for free pH testing. Instructions on taking a soil sample can be found on the internet. The Bartram Trail Branch Library is partnering with the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society (NEFAS) to present an evening of viewing the moon and learning about astronomy. International Observe the Moon Night will be held on Saturday, October 12 and NEFAS will be at the library from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with their telescopes. NEFAS donated a telescope to the Bartram Trail Branch that can be checked out, just like a book or movie. Through grants awarded by the Universities Space Research Association Lunar and Planetary Institute, the Bartram Trail Branch and the Bookmobile-Extension Services Department of the SJCPLS also have binocular kits available for loan. The event is planned and intended for families, but we are particularly encouraging teens to participate as part of Teen Read Week 2013s theme Seek the Unknown @ Your Library.Ž (Teen Read Week is October 13 through 19). Groups who plan on attending are required to pre-register; please call Carla or Melissa at the library at 8276960. 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. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Tuesday, September 17 and Monday, September 23 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please sistently in the top “ ve jurisdictions throughout the entire state for single-family permitting over the past two years. The e ectiveness of the division through its multi-certi“ ed licensed professionals and fully automated inspection system has enabled the division to cope with the recent increases. The division prides itself on customer service and chooses to work in conjunction with the contractors to deliver a code compliant product. There are a number of factors contributing to the surge in permitting but its obvious that St. Johns County is on everyones radar. The housing industry a ects nearly every aspect of commerce and many businesses are the mend. Keep in mind that most of these houses being constructed are from approvals of many years ago. Because of the slowdown, contractors were not pulling permits. We still have over 50,000 approved home sites not yet permitted. There are lots of people working and that is great.Commisioners Desk cont. from pg. 4 Whats New cont. from pg. 3 standards are more deep and less wide than the Sunshine State Next Generation standards that have been used for the last several years, allowing students to explore the subject matter more critically and thoroughly. The new standards are more rigorous and more relevant than the old. I plan to visit classrooms in many schools this fall to see how the actual instruction is delivered and how it di ers from what we have used in the past. As always, thank you for your interest in and support of public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12.” .us. The CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Whats New cont. on pg. 6School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board

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Page 6, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Over 15 Years Legal Experience904-665-0005www.preddylaw.com Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Did you know that sex offenders or predators move an average of four times a year? It is for this reason that our citizens want and need easy access to sex o ender data so they can run neighborhood searches around their home and school. They want to stay updated with emails and postal mailing whenever there is a change around them. In addition, 80 percent to 90 percent of us likely have a sex o ender living within a one mile radius of our home, our childrens school or place of work. This month I would like to talk to you about a very important program we o er here at your Sheri s Of“ ce. It is the O enderWatch Program. This is an on-line tool to keep you better informed as to where registered sex o enders and predators reside in our county. This system will enable anyone with an internet connection to search for registered sex o enders and predators within our county by name or address. This program is two-fold: A geographic tool and an email noti“ cation program. With the geographic tool, any address in the county can be entered into a search engine and a map will be displayed showing full information on the location of any registered sex o enders or predators living within a mile radius of that address. The email noti“ cation program allows any person to enter up to “ ve addresses in the county into a database so that the Sheri s O ce can notify you of any o enders or predators who moves within one mile of that given address. To sign up for the O enderWatch program, go to our website at www.sjso.org and click on the Sex O ender and Predator tab and then the O enderWatch link. Instructions will guide you through the process. Also on our website you will “ nd safety tips for parents and children in reference to sex o enders. Parents should take responsibility and know where your children are at all times. Be familiar with their friends and daily activities. Build selfesteem in your child. Listen carefully to your childrens fears and be supportive in all your discussions with them. Replace fear with knowledge. Teach decision-making to your child. Children at all ages can make decisions. Practice early with little decisions so big decisions later are easier. Teach them to trust their own feelings and assure them they have a right to say noŽ to what they sense is wrong. Choose substitute care givers carefully. Be alert to any teenager or adult who is paying unusual amounts of attention to your children or giving them inappropriate or expensive gifts. Teach your children that no one should approach them or touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. If someone does, they should tell their parent(s) immediately. Some safety tips for children include: Teach them about who they are including their full name, birth date, complete address, phone number and their parents full names. If a child is in a public place and they get separated from you, encourage and teach them to not to wander around looking but to go to a checkout counter, a security o ce or lost and found. Have them tell someone in authority that they have become separated from their parent and need help in “ nding them. If possible, use the buddy system. Its more fun and there is safety in numbers. Dont wander the neighborhood after dark or while alone. If someone follows your child on foot or in a car, teach them to stay away from them and “ nd a trusted neighbor or adult. Be sure to tell them not to talk with strangers, give directions or look for a lost pet from someone they do not know. Most importantly, if someone tries to take a child away, the best defenses are the childs legs and voices. Try to run and scream before they get too close and call 911 immediately. There is a wealth of information on our website on this topic as well as on many other topics at www.sjso.org. Please feel free to follow the Sheri s O ce on Facebook and Twitter and feel free to email me with any questions or concerns at dshoar@sjso.org. Thanks for reading and stay safe! call the Reference Desk at 8276960. World Golf Village Toastmasters meets the “ rst and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at First Florida Credit Union (entrance in back), located at 1950 County Road 210 West. You are invited to visit the World Golf Village Toastmasters Club. Our members include experienced Toastmasters and those just starting. Together we share the Toastmasters experience in ...a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, where every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skillsƒand have fun doing it.Ž For more information, please visit www.worldgolfvillage. toastmastersclubs.org. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 meets the “ rst Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The ” otilla is always looking for new members, particularly those who own aircraft, boats and have radio equipment and skills. If you are interested, please contact Vic Aquino at 460-0243. The St. Johns Federated Republican Wome n invite you to join them the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Davidson Realty in World Golf Village. Men are always welcome. There will be no scheduled meetings for June, July and August, but we will resume our monthly schedule on September 16. For more information, please contact sjfedrepublicanwomen@gmail.com. The next meeting of the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will be Saturday, September 21 at the Main Library in St. Augustine. Mark Ari, acclaimed a true original by Kirkus Reviews, will conduct a Flash Fiction Workshop for attendees. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Florida where he has won the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award three times. He publishes “ ction, non-“ ction and poetry. Library doors open at 10:00 a.m., the meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. and all are welcome to attend. Programs are presented in partnership with the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association and the Friends of the Main Library. All book sales bene“ t the FOL. The Main Library is located at 1960 US Highway 1 in St. Augustine. The St. Johns County Extension O ce would like to invite local venders with home and garden products to participate in the 2013 St. Johns County Home and Garden Show and Datil Pepper Festival. It will be held the weekend of October 5 and 6 at the St. Johns County Agriculture Center, located at 3125 Agriculture Center Drive. Consider participating in this local event. It may expose your business to a broader audience and make individuals aware that you support local community activities. If you would like to reserve a space in the show, please call 209-0430 for further information. The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) program is now o ering free tobacco cessation classes at Good Samaritan Wild” ower Clinic in St. Augustine. The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and provide a free workbook, water bottle and stress ball as well as free nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge and gum) to assist tobacco users in their quit attempt. Classes will be held on Mondays beginning September 16 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Please call 482-0189 to register or visit our website at www.north” oridaahec.org.O enderWatch ProgramWhats New cont. from pg. 5

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 7 Kids Are Not Little AdultsWe understand that kids are not little adults. They have special needs and an emergency room can be an anxious place for a child. Our physicians are board certi“ed in emergency medicine and our registered nurses are certi“ed in pediatric advanced life support and trained in pediatric medication administration. The Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek oers rapid response for pediatric patients children will be seen quickly in one of our two pediatric rooms. Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek Because kids are not little adults. www.memorialhospitaljax.com Call today! 904-217-6034William Cullen, DMD Awbree Galpin, DMDGeneral DentistsAndrew Forrest, DMD, MSPeriodontist2233 County Road 210 West St. Johns, FL 32259 SouthlakeDentalCareFL.com*Offers not to be applied toward account balances or dental services already delivered and not in conjunction with any other of fers, discounts or reduced-fee plans. D9975, D0150, D0330, D0272, D0210, D1110, D8040, D8090, D8660 IT IS OUR OFFICE POLICY THAT THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RE SPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED-FEE OR REDUCED-FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. DN7894 | DN20135 | DN16336 ADVN19527 Cleaning,Exam & X-rays$59(Reg. $295) Offer Expires 11/30/13.*Includes exam, cleaning & x-rays. New Patients Only.Take-HomeWhitening$1(Reg. $199) Offer Expires 11/30/13.*Receive a whitening kit & custom trays with completed new patient exam, cleaning & x-rays. New Patients Only.ImplantConsultation$1(Reg. $191) Offer Expires 11/30/13.*New Patients Only. e OR s OR Community Hospice of Northeast Florida has hired NW St. Johns County resident Bill Bickford as chief information of“ cer. Bickford has more than 14 years of experience in the “ eld of information technology (IT) and aligning operational and technological processes with corporate strategies. In his new role, Bickford is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the Community Hospice IT platform, which includes health information management and electronic health records functions. Information technology is critical in the evolution of todays healthcare industry,Ž said Phil Ward, chief operating o cer at Community Hospice. Bills data management and analysis expertise will bene“ t a healthcare organization like Community Hospice that is focused on continuous quality improvement and the assessment of market needs.Ž Before joining Community Hospice, Bickford worked locally as an entrepreneur and strategy consultant at his own “ rm, Bickford Consulting, LLC, providing a wide range of services and applications to businesses and the government, including the Department of Defense. Bickford was also vice president of operations at software company IxReveal Inc., and vice president of strategic solutions at Idea Integration, a systems integration “ rm and subsidiary of Adecco North America. Bickford served as a platoon sergeant and team leader under special operations-reconnaissance in the United States Marine Corps. Bickford earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management and Finance from Slippery Rock University and earned Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certi“ cation from Purdue University Engineering. He volunteers his time with the Wounded Warrior Project and at Camp Ta Kum Ta, a camp where kids can go to reclaim a childhood robbed by cancer. I am excited about the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with Community Hospice to help enhance their service to patients and their families in Northeast Florida,Ž said Bickford.About Community Hospice of Northeast Florida: Established in 1979, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is the only locally based, nonpro“ t hospice provider serving residents of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. Each day, 940 employees and 930 volunteers help approximately 1,300 patients and their families live better with advanced illness. Community Hospice has served more than 85,000 patients at home, long term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and its six inpatient care centers conveniently located through-St. Johns resident joins Community Hospice out the area. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for endof-life care in our community. Please visit www.CommunityHospice.com.Technicians will be onsite at our Julington Creek location at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard on Tuesday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in celebration of national Child Passenger Safety Week. Checkup events are the only times when people can drive up without an appointment to have their childrens car seats checked. For more information about Project Buckle Up, please visit www.sjctax.us or call 209-2250.Project Buckle Up cont. from pg. 1

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Page 8, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com  APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Advertised APR is for terms of up to 48 months and applies to new or used cars, trucks, or SUVs. APR is based upon individualized credit history and spe cic characteristics of your credit application. Advertised APR includes a .25% auto payment discount. AP R also includes a .25% Eco-Friendly discount which applies only to new or used aut os that have an EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) estimated highway fuel economy of 30 MPG (Miles Per Gallon) or greater, as listed on www.fueleconomy.gov Advertised APR rate is subject to change at any time witho ut prior notice. Other loan terms (up to 84 months on new autos and 72 months on used autos) are available. Some restrictions apply. Excludes loans already nanced at First Flori da Credit Union. Does not apply to indirect loan programs. ‚We pay a maximum of $200 or 1% of the loan amount (whichever is less) on any new or used auto loan. Excludes loans already na nced at First Florida Credit Union. Oer is available starting September 1, 2013 and can be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Cannot be used in combination with other cash back oers or coupons. Does not apply to indirect loan prog rams. *For qualied borrowers only. Some restrictions apply. Oer can be withdrawn anytime without prior notice. Payments can be defe rred for up to 90 days from the date of loan closing. Interest will continue to accrue during loan payment deferral period. Deferring your payment may increase the total amount of nance charges you will pay. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Saint Johns, Duval, Baker, Flagler, Clay, or Nassau County. A savings/share account with a minimum balance of $5 is required for membership. Buying a new or used auto? Perhaps you want to drive down your monthly payments by re“nancing another lenders high-rate loan. With First Florida Credit Union auto “nancing, youll get more mileage for your money. Dont let “nancing like this pass you by. Contact First Florida today. € Rates as low as 1.74% APR€ Up to $200 cash back‚€ Option to put your payments on park*|||LOW AUTO LOAN RATES, CASH BACK & NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 90 DAYS APPROVAL IS FAST AND EASY!Stop by our County Road 210 Branch; call (904) 359-6800, ext. 1 or (800) 766-4328, ext. 1; or visit www.“rst”orida.org.

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Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. Patriotism: an emotion associated with national pride, civic duty and even a willingness to sacri“ ce. Among my most patriotically exhilarating experiences was attending the Independence Day festivities in Washington, D.C. The “ rst time was in 1995 when I was a participant in the National Geographic Society Instructional Leadership Institute with 40 other teachers from the United States and Canada. Several of us attended the concert and “ reworks extravaganza on the Capitol lawn. Among the thousands there that day were a multitude of languages, religions, ideologies, ethnicities and nationalities. The revelry was extraordinary. Afterward, my Canadian friends commented that American patriotism and our ” ag-wavingŽ was curious if not a little excessive. Im certain they meant no disrespect, but were merely comparing our two countries. The thought, though, is interesting. Can patriotism be excessive? Over the last months Ive discussed R. Freeman Butts principles of Civism.Ž This month we consider the last two, patriotism and human rights. Patriotism is necessary for the survival of any society. A prosperous, healthy people feel pride and responsibility for their nation and its posterity. Otherwise, they are doomed to a fate of decline and dissolution. But, again, what about excessive patriotism? Butts said patriotism in its corrupted form is chauvinism and xenophobia, that is, excessive devotion to ones own people and hatred of strangers and foreigners. Despicable acts and ideologies such as Nazism, terrorism, human tra cking and radical Islamism are certainly worthy of Americas hatred. Where, though, is the line between healthy patriotism and the corrupt extremes? Current immigration policy debate provides us an interesting perspective on that di cult question. The debate is concerned primarily with how to manage future immigration and what to do about the millions of undocumented immigrants. Being a nation of immigrants, the goal of proudly protecting Americans lives, values and future is delicately balanced with the obligation to allow others the opportunity God has given us. Additionally, when we apply our values to international affairs, other concerns arise. Butts warned that protecting human rights can devolve into cultural imperialism. Consider two historical attempts by the United States to protect human rights abroad. First, during Americas involvement in third-worldŽ countries during the Cold War, were we sincerely attempting containment of communism or were we guilty of cultural imperialism? Second, some critics of the Bush/Cheney administration accused them of nation-building in Iraq by forcing American values where they werent wanted. One could argue that in each instance, the United States was guilty of both good intentions and misguided ambitions. Is the goal of spreading democracy a noble e ort to help others acquire fundamental human rights or is it imperialistic to assume that all other cultures should share our values? America is a strong nation of diverse compassionate people thriving to live in a world of peaceful free people. Con” icts inevitably arise. We are not called to dictate and to conquer. Rather, we are summoned to work fervently to whatever compromised solution possible or to whatever bitter struggle is necessary to protect and serve the well-being of all.Newcomers of North St. Johns will hold a meeting and luncheon on Tuesday, October 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Alhambra Dinner Theater, located at 12000 Beach Boulevard. We invite all of our current members and any resident of North St. Johns County who has moved here recently, is experiencing a life change or would like to get acquainted with some new friends. Please come and join us! The menu for the luncheon includes a salad, a choice between marinated chicken breast served with roasted Texas potatoes and steamed vegetable blend or Chef DeJuans Moroccan grouper, pan seared with roma tomatoes, capers, olives, raisins and basil served over white rice with green beans. For dessert there is a choice of milk chocolate pots de creme or lemon curd pound cake with fresh berries and whipped cream. The total cost is $25, including tax and tip. A cash bar is available. Door prizes and ra es will be o ered. All reservations must be received by October 7 and there are no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ, indicate menu choice as chicken or grouper and chocolate or pound cake and mail to Ann Palmieri, 754 Copperhead Circle, St. Augustine, FL 32092. Please email Carolyn at cglover1962@ att.net for additional luncheon information. Our program will feature music from South Paci“ c. After the presentation, Craig Smith, the managing partner of Alhambra, will give a talk and answer any questions. Our club o ers a wide variety of activities for you to get E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School DistrictNewcomers announce October luncheonBy Contributing Writer Mona Jensen, NNSJacquainted and have fun. Mark your calendar for the third Tuesday of each month through May for our luncheons (except the second Tuesday in November and December) and request our newsletter to receive information about other upcoming events. If you are interested in membership information, please contact Sue at sjaird@ comcast. net. For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@thecreekline.comThe CreekLine

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The new Indulge team is committed to delivering an extraordinary guest experience o ering hair services as a Goldwell exclusive salon, nail services as a Light Concept Nails (LCN) certi“ ed salon. Indulge is also a day spa featuring Glotherapeutics skin care line offering a wide variety of facials, massages, spray tanning, hair removal, body wraps and more. With a beautiful, elegant and soothing dcor, Indulge o ers a unique set up for guest to relax, renew and rejuvenate. At Indulge we strive to make a di erence in peoples lives. We are honored with the opportunity to make your day a better day. We love to make you look and feel beautiful inside out. We are committed to do what it takes to make your experience with us one you will want to repeat and tell your friends and family about!Ž Stelfox said. Indulge will be hosting its grand-reopening on September 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and invites everyone to join their elegant extravaganza party. During this event, there will be a spa day ra e, a $250 Moroccanoil product basket ra e, a $100 gift card ra e and tons of great discounts for products and services. In addition, during this events clients will have the opportunity to sign up for savings all year long. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Get your cha-cha heels on for this years 23rd annual First Coast Classic Dancesport Championship. Ballroom and Latin dancers from around the United States and beyond will compete for $100,000 in cash prizes at the Renaissance World Golf Village in St. Augustine from October 3 through 5, 2013. Now in its second decade, the First Coast Classic gives spectators the chance to experience the glamour and excitement of a live dance competition up close. You will see some of the nations top professional and amateur couples perform in their dazzling costumes, at the beautiful Renaissance Resort WGV. The competition excitement heats up Thursday morning and continues all day and night through the weekend. Friday and Saturday evenings feature the pros performing electrifying dances such as the Cha-Cha, Salsa, Tango, Waltz and Jive, as they compete for the World Masters Title. Spectator tickets are available for day and evening sessions starting at $20. Dinner tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, please call 338-9200. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!The JCP CDD board of supervisors approved the “ scal 2013-2014 budget. Districtwide, assessments decrease by $213,983 compared to the current 2012-2013 budget. The annual non-ad valorem assessment for single family homes will decrease by approximately 4 percent to $730. This year it is $760 and was $830 in “ scal 2012. Assessment decreases apply proportionately to multifamily and commercial property owners in the CDD. The annual assessment decrease is due to the 2002 bond re“ nancing to a lower interest rate, a surplus for the current year due to savings achieved through good management by our sta and targeted line item decreases for the new 20132014 budget year. Total budgeted revenue for 2014 includes approximately $2.28 million of non-ad valorem assessments (55 percent of total), $1.6 million of user fees (40 percent of total) and $216,600 of carry forward surplus from prior years (5 percent of total). Budgeted revenue and expenses are recorded by department with department revenue exceeding expense in Loggerhead swim team by $32,000, tennis by $24,600, catering and events by $1,400. These departments will help subsidize other parts of the operation where revenue is lower than expense (e.g. aquatics, “ tness center) or not collected such as housekeeping and property maintenance. Payroll will increase in 2014 and still be less than our current 2013 budgeted payroll due to sta ng changes implemented by our general manager. Wage increases for 2014 were approved after a focused review for increased job duties, increases in worked hours and a 1.6 percent cost of living increase. The CDD collects all of its assessments, usually slightly more than 100 percent due to late fees. Our “ nancial assets include a capital reserve account fully funded for repairs/ replacement of our facilities and equipment, based on an independent consultant report that is updated each year. The board is reviewing bids to replace existing “ tness center equipment which has exceeded its manufacturers life. Fitness center use ranges from 300-500 daily visits and we are experiencing frequent equipment downtime and TV service interruptions. We expect to resolve these problems with new equipment this fall; a new ” oor was installed last spring. In closing, I o er a few personal comments. Previous articles written by Supervisor Lansdale seem to create confusion because his articles heavily re” ect his personal opinions. He seems to suggest our Loggerhead swim team should consider leaving the CDD and I disagree. Mr. Lansdales facility overhead charge for our swim team is his own calculation and not consistent with how the CDD accounts for our operating departments. Much of the CDD total overhead cost exists whether or not we have a swim team and I support our dedicated swim families. Please attend a CDD public meeting and see for yourself what is discussed and decided. His ongoing characterizations of JCP CDD supervisors are in” ammatory, unprofessional and unfairly portray the CDD to the larger general public who may consider living here. I am frequently asked, What childrens activity will he go after next?Ž 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.Salon announces new management Dancing fans celebrate Ballroom and Latin dance championship Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Cathy Klein, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, September 16 7 pmThis month’s selection is “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. All are welcome to join us for this discussion. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!The CreekLine886-4919Dusk Dawn DEET Dress Drain Remember “The 5 D’s” of Mosquito ControlAll St. Johns County residents may contact the Anastasia Mosquito Control District if in need of a service request! Service requests can be made on the website or by phone. 471-3107www.amcdsjc.org

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To nominate an individual, please submit a one page letter that includes the following information: 1. Number of years the applicant has resided in St. Johns County (minimum of “ ve years) 2. Nominees name and contact information in case more information is needed 3. A brief history of the nominee (to include place of birth, work experiences, etc.) 4. Accomplishments, awards, special recognitions 5. Community impact of the nominees work, contributions and leadership to the arts in St. Johns County (include arts advocacy initiatives that have had a direct impact on St. Johns County) Please include a photograph of the nominee, press/ media clippings and any additional supporting materials about the nominee. Nominees must be current residents of St. Johns County. Lifetime achievement will be one of the most important criteria for determining the “ nal selections. Artists of all disciplines, including literary, visual and performance are eligible. Nominations may be emailed to stjohnscultural@ bellsouth.net or mailed to St. Johns Cultural Council, 15 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2013. Only fully completed nominations will be considered. Past nominees who were not selected may be re-nominated. Former winners include Shirley Bryce, Sister Diane Couture, Barbara Minckley, Kay Burtin, Betty Fell, Sally Walton, Mili Koger, JoAnne Engelbert, Jean Troemel, Carrie Johnson, Luba Estes, Jan Miller, Chris Man, Jean Rahner, Emma Lee Carpenter, Rozelyn Cole, Eva Doolittle, Karen Harvey, Dr. Dorothy Israel, Anne Kraft, Monika Macbeth and Barbara Vickers. For more information, please contact 808-7330. To learn more about the Cultural Council visit www.stjohnsculture.com.Warm weather means we all want to be outside beautifying our homes and yards. The Architectural Control Coordinator wants to remind all residents that it is your responsibility as an owner to protect and enhance the quality and aesthetics of Julington Creek Plantation (JCP). Everyone must submit an Architectural Control Committee (ACC) application for any modi“ cations to the exterior of their home (See the Amended and Restated Supplemental Declaration to Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions of JCP POA, Inc.) prior to beginning any work. Even if you are performing regular maintenance or warranty issues, you are encouraged to contact the ACC coordinator to obtain approval in advance. Projects that involve modi“ cations to the exterior look of the property (e.g., fences, room additions, patios, pavers, tree removal, installation of landscaping and painting) must conform to the Covenants and Restrictions and the Architectural Guidelines for (JCP). All homeowners are encouraged to be familiar with the JCP Covenants and Restrictions. It is your responsibility to understand and adhere to the Covenants and Restrictions of the Association as the enforcement of the Covenants and Restrictions rests with the ACC coordinator on behalf of the JCP Property Owners Association board of directors. Homeowners should also review the JCP Architectural Guidelines before deciding on a project and must submit their proposed plans to the JCP ACC for approval prior to beginning their project. Additionally, the ACC is in the process of making some updates to the Architectural Guidelines. You will receive noti“ cation of these changes once they have been approved and ready for circulation. To obtain a copy of the ACC application and more speci“ c guidelines please visit the website at www.julingtoncreekplantation.org. The Architectural Guidelines and the Application are included in the DocumentsŽ section of this website. We are here to serve you and appreciate your time and attention to this important matter. If you have any questions or need a copy of the Covenants and Restrictions or the Architectural Guidelines please contact me at the MAY Management Services, Inc., JCP O ce at 8808796 and ask to speak with Joi Local fundraising professional Diane Quick has recently joined the sta of Home Again St. Johns. Over the past 20 years, Quick has worked with three Northeast Florida nonpro“ ts, raising millions of dollars, recruiting thousands of volunteers and helping over 800 low-income families acquire a home of their own. Quick recently stated, I cant think of anything Id rather be doing with my life than helping people in need. I feel blessed to have been able to do that in my career.Ž Quick is now poised and ready to do the same with Home Again St. Johns. During the past three years, Quick has volunteered with the organization whose mission and cause became very important to her. The vision of Home Again St. Johns is to develop a one stop location housing multiple agencies providing coordinated homeless services such as housing, healthcare, substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence services, technical service training, basic education, job placement and homeless prevention services. Home Again St. Johns is a small nonpro“ t with big plans and ambitions,Ž said Quick. Ive previously worked with nonpro“ ts with similar causes helping them to grow their organizations and meet their mission. Im looking forward to helping Home Again St. Johns in any way I can.Ž In order to reach the ambitious goals of the organizations shes been involved with in the past, Quick reached out into the community to raise funds, awareness and volunteers from businesses, churches, civic groups, schools and many concerned citizens. Quick sees Home Again St. Johns as the communitys response to helping the homeless return to being productive members of society. She and the organization believe it will take the entire community to make the goal of a one-stop-center a success. Therefore, the business community, the provider community, citizens and local government will need to support the project “ nancially and provide input and approval for the agencys ongoing e orts. Working as a volunteer over the past few months, Quick made a decision to contact two Northeast Florida families to discuss co-sponsoring her salary so she could join the sta of Home Again St. Johns. These families had been supportive of her and the organizations she had been involved with in the past. Within a month, both families agreed that they would. Two of the most supportive families Ive partnered with in the past have been Wayne and Delores Weaver of Jacksonville and the Scheidel family of Ponte Vedra,Ž said Quick. David Hoak, the agencys Executive Director stated This generous support which allows Diane Quick to join us is the latest example of Home Again St. Johns bringing new resources to the e ort to create lasting solutions for homeless people in St. Johns County. She is a hard worker whose e orts will have a great positive impact for the most needy in our community.Ž For additional information on Home Again St. Johns, please call 881-1167 or visit the website at www.homeagainsj.org.Call for Dr. Gail P aster ROWITA Lifetime Achievement Award nominationsA reminder from the Julington Creek Plantation Architectural Control CoordinatorBy Contributing Writer Joi Usher, ACC Coordinator, MAY ManagementNonpro t adds to sta Usher, jusher@mayresort.com, or my administrative assistant Trish Carr, pcarr@mayresort.com, and wed be happy to assist you.

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AUGUSTINE BEACH 904.461.95521089 A1A Beach Blvd. Anastasia Publix PlazaMon : 12-8pm Tues~Fri : 9am-8pm Sat : 9am-7pm I have seen so many miracles come out of a good closet cleaning that I have to admit that this distasteful task is well worth the e ort. So, before your spend any money on some new fall clothes, bite the bullet and do it! Set aside a morning, start early and put the phone on mute. Begin by removing every object from the closet. Place the garments on your bed by subject matter, piling all the skirts together, slacks, tops, sweaters, etc. Walk into the empty closet. Take a good look at what you “ nd, besides the dust bunnies. Re-think your spaceƒ can more racks be added going either higher or lower to give you more space? Can you run a wire shelf unit closer to the ceiling? This is a great place for shoes, stacked sweaters, purses and accessory totes. The big box hardware stores have lots of new items that help you increase closet space. I chose to hang a ceiling to ” oor shoe rack on an empty wall and hung a full length mirror on an unused area behind a door; these are great, well-used pieces placed on previously blank areas. This is the time to think out of the box about your storage needs. Even if you have shelving placed up high over the top bars, you can always pick up a small two step pantry ladder to utilize all the space from the ” oor to the ceiling for things you only need every three or four months. Now is the time to get really picky and remove all those wire hangers„they are really damaging to your clothes. Garments simply dont hold their shapes properly on them. The white plastic hangers are now so inexpensive its a good overall change. Consider not only cleaning, but putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Now is the time while the inventory is removed. Before you return your wardrobe to the close, lets face it … we only wear what we can see “ rst thing in the morning. Store your out-of-season stu away … even in plastic totes under the beds. That way you will have a better chance at using this seasons clothing to the maximum! Now you can return your fall clothing to your newly cleaned and organized space. Hang up the pieces correctly. Place all like garments together, hanging like colors together. When you stand back you will look at the overall story, your color schemes and your choice of pieces. A neater and more streamlined wardrobe will make your life easier and will help getting dressed more pleasurable. Now your can go do a lit-Laura Lee Smith, author of Heart of Palm and Sarah Symons, author of This is No Ordinary Day will speak and sign books at the AAUW author luncheon on Thursday, October 24 at Amicis Restaurant beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost for this scholarship fundraising event is $22 for either chicken toscano, herb crusted salmon or manicotti. Reservations can be made at www.aauwtickets. eventbrite.com. Alternatively, checks with meal choice can be mailed to D. Boyce, 141 Moses Creek Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32086. For more information, please call Gerry Linton at 8080628. Smiths Heart of Palm revolves around a family in change and is set in a small Florida town. Named as one of O Magazines Ten Books to Pick Up Now, Heart of Palm is a must read. Symons is the co-founder and executive director of Made by Survivors, an international non-pro“ t “ ghting human tra cking and slavery with empowerment, education and employment. She relates how she heard about this need and started her amazing work. Her life was transformed. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Our nonpartisan, nonpro“ t organization has more than 150,000 members and supporters, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 Fashion UpdateMake your fall closet pure pleasure!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsThe St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) has scheduled an Town Hall meetings to discuss potential attendance zoning changes for the two new K-8 schools currently under construction and slated to open for the 2014-2015 school year. K-8 School HH is located at 475 Longleaf Pine Parkway in St. Johns while K-8 School II is located at 105 Greenleaf Drive in Nocatee. Other high-growth areas may also be addressed. Town Hall meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Hickory Creek Elementary School located at 235 Hickory Creek Trail; at Creekside High School, located at 100 Knights Lane, on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m.; and at Nease High School, located at 10550 Ray Road, on Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. Proposed zoning plans will be released at the Town Hall meetings, along with an opportunity for the public to provide comment. The same information will be presented at all three meetings. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner, School Board members and district sta will be in attendance. Parents and other interested parties are encouraged to attend the Town Hall meetings so that they may hear the various proposals “ rsthand and express their opinions,Ž said Tim Forson, deputy superintendent for operations.Town Hall meetings for school zoning set St. Augustine authors speak at AAUW luncheontle fall shopping. Add a top in the latest color, lemon grass.Ž It will certainly add a pop to all your black pants and skirts. Work with grays, whites and pinks; they are really big this year. If you work, take a look at the new lady-like pant suits; they are in pretty colors and have very feminine details! college and university partners. AAUW annually provides more than $4 million in fellowships and grants to support womens education in the United States and around the world. Since AAUWs founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day „ educational, social, economic and political. AAUW raises funds for local scholarships for college students, STEM camp for girls and other activities that empower women and girls. Learn more and join us at http://staugustine-” .aauw.net. Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: September 12 Full: September 19 Last Quarter: September 27 New: October 5 The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! 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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 13 We now offer digital X-Rays on site! Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, 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 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit Cove www.theupsstorelocal.com/3927 Doug Nunnery and his team are here to support your small business needs: mailbox address, print, pack, ship and more! Womens Clothing Boutique 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Shopping Center -Suite 107 -(next to Peterbrooke) The Pink Nickel helps you feel con“dent and poised with our stylish fashions. Come in today and enjoy a relaxing, friendly atmosphere while you browse. Owner, Angela Widener, will help you “nd the perfect out“t and accessories to complete a bold and polished look. From sizes small to 3X, the Pink Nickel delivers affordable fashions for everyone. Must present coupon EXP. 9/30/13 When Jamie and Je rie Dixon set out on their bikes for a 150-mile cycling journey in 1988, they werent looking to “ nd their soul mate. Having been introduced to one another through mutual acquaintances on an MS 150 training ride earlier in the year, neither thought twice about the others presence during the two-day Bike MS event. Then, at the routes “ rst rest stop, something undeniable happened. Fate brought the two together over a snack of bananas, they shared a powerful moment and six months later, they were married. At that time in my life,Ž said Je rie Dixon, I really believed I would never get married but when we met, the timing seemed perfect for both of us.Ž Now, after 25 years of marriage, Jamie and Je rie Dixon will celebrate their banana love story by riding in this years Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore 2013 with their wedding party in tow. Determined to reach the appropriately termed Top Banana status, a fundraising club for fundraisers who raise $1,000 or more, the Dixons have thrown themselves into preparing for the ride, hosting fundraising events and attending spin classes together, Our banana moment always gets a good laugh out of people who ask how we met,Ž said Je rie Dixon, and it remains the running joke of our marriage to this day. At our latest fundraising event, we asked attendees to bring their own banana and made banana splits.Ž Although the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter cant predict whether or not love will be in the air again at this years ride, they do promise to stock all route rest stops with bananas for their cyclists enjoyment. For information on this years Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore, please visit www.bike” n.nationalmssociety. org. About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter: The National MS Society, North Florida Chapter o ers programs and services to over 18,000 individuals a ected by MS in North Florida. Funds raised through annual events such as Bike MS contribute to the Societys programs and services and support cutting-edge MS research. To “ nd out more about the North Florida Chapter, please visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/FLN. About Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the ” ow of information from the brain to the body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and speci“ city of these symptoms cannot yet be predicted but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 and at least two to three times more women than men are diagnosed with the disease. MS a ects more than 400,000 people in the United States and over 2.1 million worldwide.Studies show that babies who participate in interactive music classes with their parents show earlier communication skills, smile more and are easier to soothe. Even from an early age, music is a great way for parents to bond with their baby. Well, good news„Family Music and Movement classes opened up on September 4 in our area! Family Music and Movement classes incorporate songs with movement and various hand held instruments. Sprinkled into that will be some wonderful stories, American Sign Language and cooperation. Classes are mixed-age which is a wonderful way to learn for babies and children. Its also great to be able to take siblings to class„one activity for the whole family. Classes are taught by Emily Carpenter who has her bachelor of “ ne arts in musical theatre from Penn State. Shes traveled the world both as a singer and as a character clown and has performed on cruise ships and with Cirque du Soleil. Carpenter has a strong history of working with parents and their little ones and is a mother of three children age six and under. Each session is eight weeks long and is limited to 15 families. The fall session runs from September 4 to October 23 and Terry R. West, president and chief executive o cer of VyStar Credit Union, announced the o cial opening of the credit unions new Riverside Branch location at 760 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville. VyStar O cials cut the ribbon launching the Grand Opening Celebration of the new branch, in a special ceremony on Wednesday, August 7. The new branch is a fullservice VyStar branch with four teller stations, four member service o ces, two internet banking stations, one driveup ATM, four drive-through lanes and safe deposit boxes. This is VyStars 36th branch, which includes 31 full service branches and “ ve high school branches. Gene Moore will serve as branch vice president of the Riverside Branch. He has been with VyStar for eight years and most recently held the position of branch vice-president at VyStars Downtown Jacksonville Branch. We are very enthusiastic about o ering VyStar services to Jacksonvilles Riverside and Avondale neighborhoods. A large number of our members have resided in the area for some time, and they have encouraged us to open an o ce here.Ž said West.Annual Bike MS event inspires long-lasting love connectionCredit union celebrates grand opening of 31st branchMusic classes: A new opportunity for parent/child bonding as of this printing has four spots open. The winter session runs October 30 to December 18 and has 11 spots open. Classes are open to the entire Jacksonville parenting community and will be held at the beautifully renovated DuBow Preschool. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.~Brian Tracy Go Back to School withThe CreekLine!See our special Back to School Guide beginning on page 24

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The weather is just cooling o but director Leia Fixel has the stage lights already warming up, with Pride and Prejudice, from October 10 through 12, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe on October 30 and The Nutcracker on December 19, waiting in the wings„sharing the spotlight with annual district individual event and One-Act competition! Well, the good thing is, weve done it before,Ž shares Fixel, about the ever-expanding theatrical program. Its really important to me to have many opportunities to include all of the students who want to be involved in theatre in our productions; thats why we have three fall shows.Ž At Creekside, becoming involved in theatre isnt a di cult task. Fixel advises enrolling in a theatre class, to get right in the thick of the drama world.Ž However, all auditions are open to the entire student body, so even students who cannot “ t a drama class into a full schedule can get involved.Ž St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following volunteer Board and Authority vacancies. Please contact Melissa Lundquist at 209-0300 or mlundquist@sjc” .us for more information or to obtain an application. North Coastal Corridor Overlay District Design Review Board Purpose of Board: Enhance property development while maintaining and encouraging quality character of design within the North Coastal Overlay District and Vilano Beach Town Center with the intent of accomplishing the goals and objectives of the St. Johns County Comprehensive Plan. Quali“ ed applicant be a registered voter in St. Johns County. Applicants shall be quali“ ed through the demonstration of special interest, experience or education in design, architecture or history of the North Coastal Overlay community of the area encompassing the North Coastal Corridor Overlay District. Preference for a registered architect or member having expertise in historic preservation and/ or architectural history of Florida. This board meets from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Ponte Vedra Civic Association Building. The application submission deadline is Friday, September 20. Housing Finance Authority Purpose of Authority: Increase the supply of a ordable housing opportunities through tax-exempt and taxable bonds and other available program resources. Seeking members knowledgeable in the “ elds of commerce, labor and “ nance. Must be a registered voter in St. Johns County and “ le “ nancial disclosure. This authority meets at 3:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Health and Human Services Building. Additional weekly meetings are noticed during the administration and implementation of the CWHIP grant. The application submission deadline is Friday, September 30.CHS HappeningsWhat Knight through Yonder Window Breaks?By Sarah Schreck, CHS StudentStudents can gain experience onstage, in lighting and sound, in make-up and hair or in stage management. Most students who participate in drama activities are working toward membership in Creeksides International Thespian Society Troupe 7346. Fixel shares, Students involved with ITS participate in acting and technical theatre festivals and also have the opportunity to earn community service hours through our troupe philanthropic e orts.Ž These endeavors include participation in Relay for Life, Trick-or-Treat So Kids Can Eat, and Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS, as well as charities bene“ ting the environment. But what is it like to be part of the drama family? Well, from fun-“ lled rehearsals to cast parties to competitions and social events, theres never a dull moment„despite the work. In class, students are learning to master two technical factions of the performing artscostume construction and playwriting. For Pride and Prejudice, I know that we will not be able to “ nd period costumes exactly the way Ive envisioned them,Ž explains Fixel. With that in mind, I decided that we will be making all of the dresses for Pride and Prejudice by hand. Additionally, writing will be huge for our program this year; the students will be working to write their own plays which our program can produce.Ž If youd like to become involved in Creekside theatre, Fixel encourages you to contact her, as student passion is never ignored. I am very lucky to say that I work with an amazing group of students who are the backbone of our theatre program; our program has very hardworking student leaders who have already stepped up and will continue to help me make our productions and competition pieces successful.Ž And, as they say: theres no business like show business!St. Johns County accepting applications for board and authority vacancies Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers! The CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! From the Superintendent: e Transportation Department will begin the 2013-2014 school year with 166 school buses serving approximately 19,200 school children. Of this number, 36 school buses will be ESE buses serving approximately 385 special needs children.

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Page 16, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Drs. Mitchell Levine and Jessica Crews wish to express their gratitude and appreciation to Jacksonville and Northeast Florida as they celebrate 25 years in orthodontic practice. Their practice has always been at the forefront of innovation and technology, while never forgetting the importance of building relationships amongst the family of patients, dental and medical neighbors and the larger Jacksonville community. A pioneer in the local orthodontic circles, Dr. Levine was one of the earliest orthodontists to receive board certi“ cation and Joy Orthodontics has introduced Jacksonville to the widely acclaimed Damon System and the highly progressive Suresmile orthodontic technology, helping patients “ nish treatment much sooner than they ever thought possible. His practice is one a very few in Jacksonville that utilizes 3 D imaging allowing them to provide leading edge diagnostics and treatment planning. This practice was the “ rst amongst orthodontists to have a website and one of the earliest adopters of a patient rewards program. Joy Orthodontics has long recognized the importance of building and giving back to the community. Over the years, the practice and family of patients have partnered with Ronald McDonald House, Sulzbacher Center, Jewish Family and Community Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, American Cancer Society, Jacksonville Humane Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and countless schools, churches Orthodontics practice celebrates 25 yearsand synagogues, helping them to raise much needed funds to do their work in making Jacksonville a better place to live. During the “ rst 20 years of practice, Joy Orthodontics partnered with the Nemours Childrens Clinic and Childrens Medical Service to provide much needed orthodontic care to children born with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Levine says, We are humbled by the trust you have placed in our practice and it is part of our mission to remain worthy of your continued trust and con“ dence. Please feel free to stop by and allow us to thank you in person.Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Dr. Levine and his staff appreciate their clients!

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 17 Ballroom & Latin Dance Championship October 3-5, 2013Preview the Show! Find us at First Coast Classic onTickets starting at $25 Te: 904.338.9219 www.rstcoastclassics.com World Golf Village Renaissance Resort St. Augustine, Florida Liberty Pines Academys PTO is excited to launch its third year of its business partners program! LPA business partners receive amazing opportunities to advertise to over 900 families. (There are almost 1,400 students currently registered.) Some of the reasons that companies desire to partner with Liberty Pines Academy include the business partners logo on LPAs website and Facebook page, ” yers sent home to families, a banner on the south fence and face-to-face meet and greets with families at evening events throughout the school year. Businesses are not the only ones who can partner with Liberty Pines Academy. If there are families that would like to partner with the school, then they will be recognized too. The size of the monetary donation will dictate the type of recognition the family or business will receive from LPA. Partnership for families starts at $50 and partnership for businesses starts at $100. The donations received last year helped to build a muchneeded computer lab for the kindergarten through second grade wing. In addition, the media center also bene“ ted from the donations. This school year, the goal is to again help with the media center and technology since the needs in these two areas continue to grow with the growth of the student population. Please contact Melissa Kramer at mamakramer@gmail. com to “ nd out more about LPA business partners. You can also check out the business partners link on the PTO webpage on LPAs website at www-lpa. stjohns.k12.” .us for more information. With the school year just starting, dont miss out on a full year of sponsorship opportunities! Here are some important upcoming dates at LPA for September and October: € Tuesday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the LPA cafeteria. Meet the Artist (MTA) will be having their informational meeting to explain what it means to be a MTA volunteer € Friday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the LPA cafeteria. The PTO would like to invite you to join Judith Thayer for the First Quarter Co ee with the Principal. Thayer will be speaking about Data to Drive Instruction.Ž PTO will also have a general meeting to approve the budget. Siblings are welcome! € Friday, September 27 is the start for selling Gator Bowl tickets. € Tuesday, October 1 Boosterthon Pep Rally. Also, at 10:00 a.m. is the PTO monthly meeting. € Wednesday, October 10 is Boosterthon Fun Run Day! A new year has begun and aspirations run high amongst the students. As summer draws to a close, buses start to appear again, signaling the time where school begins. Students pack the halls of Bartram Trail High School once again, hoping that this year is even better than the last. Other newer students to the school wander the halls, hoping to “ nd their classes before the dreaded bell sounds. I was excited for my “ rst day here,Ž said Jaime Jones, a junior who had recently moved here. Its a di erent school than Mandarin and I was afraid of being lost. Thankfully, I have a lot of friends here now that can help me when I need them.Ž Even the newer students have high levels of enthusiasm for their classes. The choral program has grown tremendously and so has the sta of the Oracle, Bartrams beloved literary magazine, with over twenty students. Mainly, I was excited for a new experience,Ž said Jaime Joness older sister, Ameleah Jones. Im really excited about photography class because they didnt have classes for that back at Mandarin.Ž And as the school year starts, a new class of seniors takes the stage, ready to make a lasting impact on the school and those who they will later leave behind. Its been an honor that I have been elected to serve in student government for all four years,Ž stated Jeremy Bauer, this years senior class president. I plan to do everything in my power to make this year the best senior year Bartram Trail has ever seen.Ž Over all, expectations are high across the school and everyone plans and hopes for this year to be a huge success. From all of us here at BTHS, have a great Bartram Trail day!Located in the heart of Julington Creek, on Race Track Road at Flora Branch Boulevard, the Unity Church for Creative Living is hosting a Farmers Market every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The grand opening celebration begins Saturday September 21 at 10:00 a.m. with live music, childrens activities, great food and more. There will be quality vendors o ering organic produce, great barbeque, baked goods, seafood, farm fresh beef and delicious prepared foods. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or want to join in on the music, please visit www. unityinjax.com. Our “ rst goal for the Farmers Market is to serve our community and our long-term goal is to help raise money for our new sanctuary,Ž says Reverend Mona Krane. A new Floridian and minister, Rev. Mona has led the church community into a time of growth in the number of both congregants and activities, from the expansion of the Sunday school programs to the numerous topical and helpful workshops, Tai Chi and Yoga classes, partnership with the Boy Scouts (Troop 474) to this very Farmers Market. Hopefully this Farmers Market will be here serving this community long after were gone,Ž says Sean Terry, Rev. Monas husband and As Mother Nature sounded revile for the sun on the morning of July 29, Detachment #383, Marine Corps Leagues Color Guard was standing tall at the World Golf Village Convention Center to present colors at the Florida Public Human Resources Association annual statewide meeting. This was the color guards “ rst indoor appearance and a welcomed situation where the wind was of no concern. The only sound on the convention ” oor was the cadence of the color guard as they marched to present the colors. As the color guard presented the colors, all in attendance, with hands placed over their hearts, united their voices in the recital of the pledge of allegiance. St. Augustines mayor, Joe Boles, personally greeted the color guard and commented that they did not miss a step. Detachment #383 Marine Corps League would like to thank the Florida Public Human Resources Association for the honor and privilege of participating in the opening ceremony of this event. Semper Fi!Liberty Pines Academy: Schools business partners celebratedBy Contributing Writer Diana Sarama, LPA PTOBTHS HappeningsNew Year for the BearsBy Kelly Boyer, BTHS StudentMarine Corps League color guard at WGVBy Contributing Writer Charlie Myers, Adjutant … Oldest City Det. #383Farmers Market grand opening set for September 21market manager. And we plan on being here for a very long time.Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Go Back to School withThe CreekLine!See our special Back to School Guide beginning on page 24 Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19! If you need a nudge to have fun at home or at work, this is the day for it. Get tips and history at www.talklikeapirate.com.

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Page 18, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Gari Dental provides a family friendly atmosphere with a skilled and qualied team, that is knowledgeable in all your dental needs. Our valuable team has over 100 years of collective experience. Call today to schedule your appointment and experience the difference. 287-0033 www.garidental.com Starting from left to right: Pam Parker (O. Coordinator), Cindy Johnston (Dental Asst.), Dr. Gus Gari, Joy Major (Dental Hygienist), Caroline (O. Manager) The Bartram Park Farmers Market Village Lake Circle, Jacksonville, FLnear the north entrance to Bartram Park on Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32258Every Thursday ~ RAIN or SHINE 3 pm to 7 pm facebook.com/TheBartramParkFarmersMarketFresh local produce, honey, baked goods, delicacies, arts & crafts, ethnic foods, plants & more! Vendor info: nfva.org@gmail.com September is National Literacy Month and local organizations are making an e ort to expand volunteer reading programs. Reading Pals assist teachers by reading to individ-Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center, located on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The Rippers from Sew Much Comfort (the group that helps retro“ t clothing for our wounded military in hospitals across the country) will meet at 10:00 a.m. This months project will be Christmas trees and baskets for Community Hospice. The group will decorate holiday arrangements for the annual holiday party for patients and families at Hospice. The trees and baskets will then be given to the families to brighten this special season. Donations of any small trees up to three feet, any color, with or without lights and any decorations will be gladly accepted. Please contact jacqphil@aol.com if you have a donation. Helping Hands has been very busy! They recently helped at Trout Creek Senior Center and treated the seniors to a Christmas in July party and presented every attendee with a present from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (Terri and John OConnell). After a delightful lunch, members called Bingo and visited with the seniors. At the July meeting, Helping Hands members “ lled 25 Let us know about your organization or club!Dont know how to write a press release? No problem. Just write up the: € Who € What € When € Where € Why Send to our Editor: Martie Thompson, editor@thecreekline.com Please give your name and phone number should she need to contact you. She will handle the rest! Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyoutote bags full of new school clothes and new sneakers for the “ rst day of school at Crookshank Elementary. All clothing was donated by members and friends of Helping Hands and the totes were donated by First Florida Credit Union. This is the third year that the group has out“ tted children for the “ rst day of school at Crookshank. The Christmas/ Holiday project for the children from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine is well underway. The group has been creating felt snowmen, trees, mittens, gingerbread men, stars and Christmas balls for the last few months. Over 600 ornaments will be placed on trees at Golf Club of South Hampton, the County Road 210 Winn Dixie, First Florida Credit Union, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Cimarrone, Faith Community Church and Benitos Italian Restaurant. Each handmade ornament will be a gift from Helping Hands as a thank you to the person who takes a childs name from the tree. All tree toppers were made by the children at the school. For more information on the school and project, please contact www. fsdb.k12.” .us or email jacqphil@aol.com. Helping Hands is a volunteer group that meets the last Friday of the month (except November and December) at Faith Community Church at 11:00 a.m. to do a small project for the bene“ t of others. There are no dues, o cers or stress. Members come when they can and do what they can with donated items. The group relies solely on donations of goods and services. Anyone is welcome and the group is nondenominational. Please contact jacqphil@aol.com for more information. Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Katie SrokaNational Literacy Month Become a Reading Paluals and small or large groups of young students once per week for one hour. Volunteers are needed in Head Start and pre-kindergarten classes in the St. Johns County School District as well as local child care settings. Training, required background screening (free to volunteers) and support are provided. The “ rst training session for the school year is Wednesday, September 11 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in St. Augustine. If you are interested in working with young learners to create excitement for reading, call RSVP of St. Johns County at 5473945 or email Cheryl Freeman at Cheryl_Freeman@stjohns.k12. ” .us. The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@thecreekline.comFrom the Superintendent:New K-8 Schools HHŽ and IIŽ Construction continues to progress well on the districts current new school construction projects. Site work and foundations are primarily complete and the schools tilt wall panels will be erected this month. Each of the two new K-8 prototype schools will include 58 classrooms and 1,210 student stations and will be constructed to Green Building Standards. K-8 HHŽ is located in the northwest area of the county within the Durbin Crossing development and K-8 IIŽ is located in the Nocatee development. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014, with both schools opening for the 2014-2015 school year. On Thursday, October 10, the next St. Johns Riverkeeper Eco-Heritage Boat Trip will begin a two-day journey along the St. Johns River between Palatka and Sanford. This incredible overnight guided tour of the lower and middle basins of the St. Johns River is the only one of its kind … o ering a historical and ecological interpretation of our majestic St. Johns River. Two trips are o ered: October 10-11 and October 12-13. Each trip departs from Crystal Cove Marina in Palatka and includes round trip transportation at the culmination of our journey in Sanford. Passengers will cruise around Dunns Creek and Murphys Island, each lunch on the blu s of Welaka, travel across the second largest lake in Florida (Lake George), sleep comfortably at a waterfront hotel in historic Astor and visit Hontoon Island and Blue Spring State Park. The speakers on this guided tour include Bill Belleville, the acclaimed author of River of Lakes: A Journey on Floridas St. Johns River,Ž documentarian of Florida Springs and co-founder of Friends of the Wekiva. Folk Historian Bill Dreggors, com-Guided tour of St. Johns RiverBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper monly known as Mr. DeLand, will tell stories of growing up in Old Florida.Ž Time-travelers Wayne and Jane Sims will portray William Bartram, the famous 18th century naturalist and Constance Fenimore Woolson, the 19th century writer, recounting their experiences traveling the St. Johns while in period costumes. Lastly, learn about the health and issues a ecting the St. Johns from the St. Johns Riverkeeper herself, Lisa Rinaman. The cost of the Eco-Heritage Boat Trip is $350 per passenger and includes boat and bus transportation, guest speakers, overnight accommodations, catered lunch, travel guide, snacks and drinks. To register, visit stjohnsriverkeeper.org/events. St. Johns Riverkeeper, Inc. is a nonpro t organization that serves as an advocate for the St. Johns River, its watershed, and the citizens who bene t from this tremendous resource. The Riverkeeper philosophy is rooted in a sense of public ownership of local water bodies. Our mission is to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity of the St. Johns River watershed for current users and future generations through advocacy and citizen action.

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 19 www.research.net/s/190262 ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certi“cate to Whole Foods Market! Experience Bird watching in your yard. Let us help you set up a Bird feeding habitat today. 450 State Road 13 at Race Track Next to Publix www.wbu.com/jacksonvilleEnjoy Wonderful Birds All Times of the Year URGENT CARE State-of-the Art Facility Anti-Aging, Weight Loss Hormone Replacement Testosterone Therapy Now Offering Allergy Testing/Immunotherapy Julington Creek We also offer the latest advancements in cosmetics. Non-Invasive Cosmetics Botox | Juviderm | Radiesse ’ | Laser Hair Removal Skin Rejuvination | Spider Vein Removal | Obagi Skin Care System Your health is our priority! Villages Football 12U Gold Team started off the season with a great win against South Menendez, winning by a score of 39-13. Way to go Panthers! Season on a roll for Village Football 12U GoldKnights of Columbus Switzerland Council No. 12664 and Ave Maria Assembly No. 3008 provided partial “ nancial support for an Eagle Scout project of two brothers, Brandon and Ryan Canaday, who are the sons and grandsons of members of Switzerland Council. The project involved building an amphitheater with seating for 90 and a 16 by 20 foot raised stage at the Diocese of St. Augustine Marywood Retreat and Camp facility for Children with special needs. The annual DOSA Camps, I am Special and Camp Promise, are heavily attended each summer and the facilities desperately need an outdoor amphitheater under the Live Oak tree canopy along the St. Johns River for the kids to take advantage of the beautiful setting. Bishop Filipe Estevez blessed the project and thanked the Eagle Scouts for their gift to DOSA Camps at Marywood. Amphitheatre built by local Eagle Scout Brothers On Sunday August 18, at approximately 1:30 a.m, Scott Pierce was struck by a vehicle that turned from State Road 13 onto the south end of Fruit Cove road. He remembers it being a dark colored mid sized vehicle. Pierce went under the car so the culprit car would most likely have front end and under carriage damage. He is now stable, but both of his legs are broken, along with a broken right ankle, all of his ribs and not to mention road rash and burns all over. The driver then drove off and left him there to die. If you have any information about this event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Get-Justice-For-ScottPierce/159305104272946Do you have information?

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Page 20, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com A huge congratulations and a heartfelt farewell goes out to local twirler and 2012 Creekside High School graduate, Courtney Little. She just returned home from Almere, Holland in the Netherlands after participating in the seventh International Cup Baton Twirling Competition. Little and Artistic Pairs partner Shelly Cornish, a senior at Atlantic Coast High School, competed in Almere during the “ rst part of August, where they “ nished in 12th place in the world. Little and Cornish have been teammates at Legacy Twirling Academy, coached my Amy Trujillo, for many years and have won many state, regional and national championships together in team events and in individual events„but desires grew bigger and better and the international athlete dream came to life. Being named to the United States International Cup team was exciting, terrifying and an incredible honor all in one,Ž states Little. It was the scariest and most thrilling and ful“ lling thing that I have ever done in my life!Ž Little and Cornish represented the United States of America along 150 athletes from all over the country. There were 17 countries from around the world that were represented in many age brackets and divisions of competition. The duo competed in Artistic Twirl Pairs, A level. There are Elite, A Level and B Level athletes for all categories. This was my biggest goal to one day make the United States International Cup team, but it is a bittersweet moment as this was my last competitionŽ says Little, I wanted to go out The children at The Goddard School’ located in St. Johns recently took part in a fundraiser to assist the St. Johns County K-9 Unit in purchasing trauma kits for their canine deputy partners. The trauma kits will be used in the event that a K-9 of cer is injured in the line of duty. These kits will be a new addition to the K-9 unit in St. Johns and the children were happy to help these very special friends! A total of $800 was raised by the children and they received a surprise visit from Deputy Doug Kowieski and his K-9 partner Liberty. The children were able to meet Liberty and talk with Deputy Doug about the special work that she is trained to do. Three-year-old Olivia is pictured with Deputy Doug and Liberty; she was the top fundraiser. Olivia says, I was awesome!Ž Going international ƒ with a bang!By Contributing Writer Andrea Pacewith a bang!Ž For her last season, Little only competed in the Artistic Twirl Pair event and three team events that placed at state, regional and national competitions but the pairŽ truly made their mark this competition season. The dance twirl duo “ nished second for state championships that were held in south Florida and moved onward and upward with a “ rst place “ nish at regionals in Biloxi, Mississippi, barely nudging past last years regional champions from Tennessee. The girls were also ecstatic with a third place “ nish at nationals for the title event. They were also third at nationals for an IC critique round, just for IC quali“ ers of all skill levels. The two practiced every day but not always together. Since living four hours apart created a challenge, they knew the tricks could be done alone, but getting in sync would take serious work in a short amount of time. Little came home at least once a month after Christmas break and they were stuck like glue for spring break and when college let out for the summer for Little, they hit the ground running. I have to thank Shelly for being the best partner ever, my best friend for life and for making my dream come true,Ž Little states emotionally. I wouldnt have wanted to share this fabulous adventure with anyone else.Ž Little is retiring her batons as she returns to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton for her sophomore year. She wants to have more time for school, sorority sisters and to focus on her future. I will miss twirling, my teammates, Coach Amy and the line at Florida Atlantic but I have reached my goals and it is the right time. I also want to thank my mom for everything! She made all my dreams come true.Ž Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.~Brian Tracy Need to Add an Office or Guest Room in Your Home? We Can Make One Room Into Two Rooms For You! OUR FLEX-SPACE GIVES YOU AN OFFICE OR GUEST ROOM WHENEVER YOU NEED IT Murphy Beds Home Oce Systems has been a part of the nest homes in the area for over 35 years. We are the leader in creating dual uses for rooms for use in an oce, cra room, guest room or other needs. Our rm can customize a solution for your specic space. Visit our showroom and take advantage of our current specials. 10940 US Hwy 1 N., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081At the corner of Philips Hwy and 210 EastToll Free (877) 751-6941 (904) 436-6403 www.MurphyBedsDirect.com

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 21 www.Hopewell-Lite.com One of the most important things seniors and caregivers can do for themselves is to safeguard their health, especially during the ” u season. ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center, has joined the National Council on Agings (NCOA) Flu + You campaign to inform adults 65 and older and their caregivers about the seriousness of the ” u and the importance of vaccination. The ” u is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease and best prevented with an annual vaccination. Flu + You, a free event designed to educate older adults the increased risk of complications from the ” u, is scheduled for Friday, September 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Williams Family YMCA in Mandarin, located at 10415 San Jose Boulevard. The free event will feature ” u shots from Winn Dixie, health screenings and exercise demonstrations from the sta and the Williams Family YMCA and other health screenings o ered by Baptist Health. People are reminded that ” u shots are a covered bene“ t with Medicare/insurance. The goal of the event is to improve ” u immunization rates in Duval County. No matter how healthy or youthful we feel, as we age, our immune system weakens, leaving people 65 and older more vulnerable to the ” u and its related complications. In fact, each year in the United States, about nine out of 10 ” u-related deaths and roughly six out of 10 ” u-related hospital stays occur in people 65 and older, making ” u vaccination especially crucial for this population. The good news is adults 65 and older have vaccine options available to help protect against the ” u. In addition to the Creeks United won rst place in the Gold Division at 3v3 Nationals in early August at Disneys Wide World of Sports. The girls were 6-0 in the tournament overall. The girls on the team all play soccer in the academy program at Creeks Soccer Club. Congratulations to Avery Raimondo, Avery Robinson, Emily Anderson, Emily Brennan, Ella Ortman, Hayden Petrick and coaches Ryan Petrick and Mike Raimondo. Protect yourself against u by getting vaccinatedtraditional ” u vaccine (which helps protect against three strains of the ” u virus), there is also a quadrivalent vaccine (which helps protect against four strains) and a higher dose vaccine. Whichever vaccine option is selected, the annual ” u shot is a Medicare Part B bene“ t covered with no co-pay for Medicare bene“ ciaries 65 years of age and older. Those getting ” u shots are encouraged to bring their Medicare ID card or insurance card. Talk to your health care provider about the dangers of the ” u, the bene“ ts of vaccination and the best ” u vaccination option to meet the needs of your age group and visit www. ncoa.org/Flu for more information. For more information about the ElderSource Flu + You event, please call 391-6692.First Coast News Ken Amaro, who emceed and was vaccinated at last years Flu + You event, will be on hand once again for this years event. LifeFlight visited Memorial Julington Creek in July. The helicopter is in Mandarin, off Old St. Augustine Road. Be sure to follow LifeFlight on Facebook.

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Page 22, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com UNITY FARMERS MARKET in Julington CreekEvery Saturday 10am-2pm GRAND Living in Harmony with NatureIntracoastal Boardwalk and Fishing Pier On Wednesday, August 14, the team at Southlake Dental Care held an Open House from for their new dental practice, a full-service, state-of-the-art family dental practice in St. Johns. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the dental of“ ce and meet William Cullen, DMD, Awbree Galpin, DMD and periodontics specialist, Andrew Forrest, DMD, as well as their team members. Refreshments were enjoyed by all. In addition, two drawings were held for attendees … a drawing for a Second Harvest North Florida this fall will bring internationally renowned photographer Michael Nye to the First Coast to showcase his latest photography/audio exhibit About Hunger and Resilience.Ž This compilation of portraits and accompanying audio stories explores the struggles of 50 hungry Americans as they battle September is Hunger Action MonthSecond Harvest showcases photography exhibit in ght to solve hungerwith food insecurity on a daily basis. Nye is the recipient of a Mid-America National Endowment for the Arts grant in photography and a Kronkosky Foundation grant. He participated in two Arts America tours in the Middle East and Asia, and has exhibited and lectured widely in museums and universities in countries including Morocco, India and Mexico. Second Harvest North Florida Executive Director Bruce Ganger said the free exhibit would be on display during the majority of Septembers Hunger Action Month until September 26, in the Wells Fargo building (Room 103) downtown. Hunger Action Month serves as a time to encourage community members to work together in solving hunger across the country. The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is closed on weekends. One in six adults and one in four children dont know where their next meal will come from,Ž Ganger said. While these statistics are staggering enough, an exhibit like About Hunger and Resilience actually shows the impact of the struggles of food-insecure families. The stories are real. The hunger is real. The need is real.Ž Nye spent nearly “ ve years gathering stories from hungry Americans to complete the project. About Hunger and ResilienceŽ has been featured in museums, galleries, universities and food banks nationwide. Dental o ce holds open housefree Sonicare toothbrush and a drawing for a complete whitening kit. Southlake Dental Care is fully equipped with the latest products and equipment available in the dental industry, offering the team the opportunity to provide the most up-to-date procedures and services to their patients, including general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry and outstanding patient service. The team invites you to stop by and meet them! Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 23 Cryotherapy Dr. Tracy LaDue, DVM (Oncology) (Radiation Oncology) Dr. Jennifer Locke, DVM (Oncology) Dr. Andrew Daters, DVM (Oncology) Dr. Katrina Toshach, DVM (Internal Medicine) SEVOMED.com ASK YOUR VETERINARIAN FOR A REFERRAL TODAY! 700 3rd St | Neptune Beach | FL www.garciainstitute.com 904-567-3841 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Dr. Suite 201 St Johns, FL 32259 Come visit us at one of our new locations Bartram Walk Salon and Spa in Julington Creek or Fountain of Youth Spa and Laser Center in St. Augustine BEFORE AFTER Complimentary Consultations for the Latest Advances in: TM and Contoura PlusTM~CALL NOW: 904-567-3841~ J. Phillip Garcia, MD, FACS Roberto E. Garcia, MD, FACS 5A Sanchez Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084 The summer months, busy vacation schedules and a lack of routine can often contribute to adding on pounds. Members of the MOMS club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE held its most recent Moms Night OutŽ at the Mandarin location of Fitness Together to see “ rst hand what it takes to get healthy and back in shape. Fitness Together owner, Colin Woodmansee hosted the group, showcasing healthy eating and how MOMS Club member Amanda Stalford lost nearly 70 pounds after her second pregnancy. I look forward to continuing my journey toward better health,Ž said Stalford. I thank everyone at Fitness Together who was a part of my success and Colin for bringing out my inner warrior princess!Ž The other moms in Stal-MOMS Club get Fitness TogetherŽfords group were so impressed with her success, they let her plan the night out event and show them some of the exercises that have gotten her in such great shape. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/ Mandarin-SE is lead by and comprised of approximately 40 stay-at-home moms, work-from-home moms and part-time working moms. Mandarin Fitness Together owner Woodmansee says he was excited to host the group. The fact that they provide support to each other is exactly what he believes is the recipe for success when it comes to being healthy. The best part of Stalfords success is that she didnt go it alone,Ž said Woodmansee. The group training that we have at Fitness Together is a great way to have support and a plan to achieve whatever challenge, moms or anyone else sets for themselves.Ž Stalford is looking forward to having some moms from her group join her in her workouts. She just recently completed another 5K where she placed Over the summer, Julington Creek Elementary second grade teacher, Susan Baker, o ered an opportunity for her students to create lighthouse centerpieces for the faculty training day to kick o Stephen Coveys 7 HabitsŽ Vision Day. Jillian Cote, Jacob Goethe and Joseph Scaldo all rose to the occasion! Each lighthouse was unique and creative, resembling each childs personality. Cotes lighthouse ended up being eight feet tall with an electric light inside. Assistant Principal Monique Keaton almost cried when she saw it. Cote explains, My mom inspired me to work hard and make new creations. I had help from my family, too.Ž Goethes and Scaldos lighthouses, albeit a tad smaller than eight feet, were amazing creations nonetheless, complete with working light towers. Scaldos was out“ tted with a nature scene all around. He explained, My favorite Julington Creek students have vision! part was making the terrain with rocks, grass and bushes. And I really liked adding the grizzly bear and elk.Ž Goethe said, Well, it was hard work, but it was fun!Ž The children successfully made beautiful displays for JCEs Vision Day where approximately 70 faculty and sta came for special training during their summer break and can be seen on display in the o ce for the remainder of the year as a reminder of our schools vision.“ rst in her age group and 31st overall! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Want to see YOUR school’s news published in The CreekLine ?Then SEND IT IN! Let us know what is happening in your school and we’ll share with the NW St. Johns County community!Send an email to editor@ thecreekline.comDeadline is the 20th of each month!

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Page 24, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life. 904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. 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. ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSOther bene“ ts include: completed Measured Results in a Christian Environment www.ccajax.orgAccredited by FCIS, ACSI, FKC and SACS Christ’s Church Academy~Inspire, Ignite, Impact~We INSPIRE our students to dig deep into rigorous, college-prep content. We IGNITE a passion for our students to know, think, and do God’s Word. We empower our students to IMPACT our world as they become His hands and feet. Saturday Classes, Private Lessons and Ensembles St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts824-0664 Back to School Guide Art of Dance www.artofdancejax.com Art of Dance oers Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Competition Team, Boys conditioning, Cheerdance Art of Dance North 11018-135 Old St Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It"904-262-2217Art of Dance South O County Road 210 105 Natures Walk Parkway St Augustine, Florida 32092Behind McDonaldsŽ904-945-6420 Register Online at www.artofdancejax.com August 19 marked the beginning of the 2013-14 school year for students all around St. Johns County. The “ rst day of school at Nease High School was typical of those of past years: full of anticipation, ambition and nerves. Luckily enough, most students were able to “ nd their classes rather easily and the “ rst day of school was generally a smooth success. Students described their “ rst day as interesting,Ž nerve wracking,Ž confusingŽ and amazing.Ž Many were looking forward to a fun and productive year, but were still wary of the hard work and endeavors ahead. The “ rst day really wasnt bad,Ž said Carter Wilson, sophomore. I saw old friends and even made some new ones, I liked most of my teachers and Im really looking forward to the rest of the school year.Ž Despite the excitement of a new year, however, Wilson, an IB student, was well aware of the forthcoming tasks. I feel a bit better prepared compared to last year, but its still going to be a lot of work.Ž Freshman Taylor Wilsons Nease HappeningsAmazingŽ rst day at Nease High School By Samuel Wright, Nease Student A group of Nease students on the rst day“ rst day was a bit of a rollercoaster, but he still forecasted a good year ahead. It was pretty confusing because Im still not used to the campus; its a lot bigger,Ž she explained. Even with these complications, she was happy with her “ rst day and was looking forward to more opportunities and experiences to come throughout the school year. Its pretty fun; I like the teachers. We have a lot more freedom; the dress code and the rules just let us have a lot more fun. Most of all, Im looking forward to meeting new people,Ž she said. All in all, the “ rst day of the year at Nease was a fruitful success. Students will now look forward to the rest of the school year in anticipation and in hopes for an exciting and successful year. If the rest of the year proves to run as smoothly as the “ rst day did, then Nease High School is up for an entertaining and lucrative 2013/14 school year. Hickory Creek Elementary School recently welcomed Marci Knight as its new assistant principal. She comes back home to the school after teaching fourth and “ fth grades at Hickory Creek, Mill Creek and Wards Creek elementary schools. Since 2010, she has served as Wards Creeks assistant principal. After earning her bachelors degree in elementary education and exceptional student education from Flagler College, she then went on to earn her graduate certi“ cate in gifted education from the University of South Florida. She later received her masters degree in educational leadership from Walden University. She plans to bring her phi-HCE starts o school year with new assistant principal By Contributing Writer Laurie Argottlosophy and passion for education to Hickory Creek. It is my personal mission to encourage a school culture which enables students and sta to make discoveries about themselves and the world around them, preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow,Ž said Knight. I want to encourage families and the school to work together to take deliberate steps to enhance every opportunity available to our students so that they can grow academically, socially and emotionally.Ž Knight moved from Ocala to St. Augustine almost 13 years ago after visiting and falling in love with the citys culture, beauty and charm. She is married and has three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, running and reading. She is also a dedicated fan of the University of Florida Gators and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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During the summer, Nease NJROTC organized six days of training for incoming cadets that are new to the unit. Basic Cadet Training (BCT) is a program o ered to help new cadets get an understanding of what the NJROTC unit is all about. BCT is taught mostly by upperclassmen with the guidance of the three NJROTC instructors. Cadet LT Madison Stenzel was the O cer in Charge of the training this year. There were 54 new cadets in attendance. During BCT, they were taught basic commands, how to drill and march, academic knowledge as The children of Cunningham Creek Elementary got an opportunity to roll out the Cardinal-red carpet for their new principal, Jud Strickland and his family. On August 8, the PTO arranged for parents and students to meet their new leader by having a CCE Night at The Loop at Julington Creek. Dozens of families, as well as teachers, sta and our very own school board representative, Beverly Slough, came to this casual and friendly gathering. Strickland was previously the chief of elementary schools for Duval County Public Schools. In this position he was responsible for the leadership and management of 53 elementary schools and two K-8 schools, which totaled more than 30,000 students. His experience with Duval County Schools exceeds 20 years, 10 of which were spent as a principal. During his career with Duval County Schools, he also served as the executive director of turnaround schools. We rolled out a St Johns County welcome to our new principal,Ž said Jan Wilson, President of the CCE/PTO. We want to show him what a warm and supportive community we have at Cunningham Creek Elementary. We are thrilled to have his leadership experience at CCE and we know he will be CCE PTO welcomes new principalBy Contributing Writers Marcy James, CCE PTO New CCE principal Jud Strickland and family.a perfect “ t for our school.Ž Strickland enjoyed shaking hands with every parent and engaging with each child. He also led a well-received game of Headbandz, where the mystery words all related to Stricklands favorite things. The kids learned about his favorite nursery rhyme, dinosaur, Halloween candy and much more. This allowed the students to learn fun facts about their new leader through interactive play. It warmed my heart to meet so many of the Cunningham students and families,Ž said Strickland. I feel like I am o cially part of the Cardinal family. It is going to be a wonderful year.Ž Connor Wilson, a second grader at CCE, said meeting the principal at The Loop was awesome.Ž Wilson followed by saying, He is very nice. Im glad hes our principal this year. Im glad I go to this school.Ž The Loop of Julington Creek generously added to the excitement of the night by providing a free cookie to every child. As a business partner of the CCE/PTO, they gave 20 percent of CCE sales that evening back to the PTO! The event was a huge success in every sense of the word. Before the “ rst school bell even rang, Strickland met parents and students alike. The children got to connect with him on their level by playing a game, the PTO received a generous donation from The Loop and the CCE Family got to come together again in fel-Nease NJROTC kicks starts 2013 with BCTBy Contributing Writer Carol Blairwell as grooming and uniform standards. The cadets also got a small insight of the di erent teams that are available to join such as Color Guard, Armed Basic, and Athletic teams. On the last day, the cadets went on a “ eld trip to the Marine Amphibious Command in Jacksonville, where they had opportunities to ride in a tank and see di erent types of “ rearms. Also on the last day, the cadets participated in a graduation ceremony where they were presented with completion ribbons and select awards for cadets who excelled during training.From the Superintendent: e Transportation Department will begin the 2013-2014 school year with 166 school buses serving approximately 19,200 school children. Of this number, 36 school buses will be ESE buses serving approximately 385 special needs children. lowship. Welcome to St. Johns County, Mr. Strickland!

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Page 26, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Register Today!Classes Now in Session12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 613 (Across from Zaxbys)880-2275academyofdancejax.com Ages 2 … Adult Back to School Guide Durbin Creek Elementary School welcomed back teachers to school this year with a trip to the islands! Well, not a real trip, but a transformed teacher/sta lounge with an island mural on the wall and fresh paint for that tropical feel. Island music is now playing for them to be able to take a break from their students and decompress while enjoying their lunch. They were also treated to wonderful Welcome BackŽ breakfast courtesy of some of business partners. Our new theme for the year is Durbins World Tour. We will be traveling the world this year for our PTO sponsored events. Our AR program, family nights Scholarship Chairman Patricia McQuaig of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles E. Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary Patriots Pen Essay Competition.Ž Students in grades six through eight in this area have the opportunity to compete in the VFWs annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars the top 45 national winners all receive at least a $1,000. The “ rst-place award is currently a $10,000 plus an allexpense paid trip to Washington, D. C. for the winner and a parent or guardian. Patriots Pen essay competition announcedDeadline for entries at the Post is November 1, 2013. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the state competition. Each year, more than 130,000 students participate in the Patriots Pen Essay Competition. Students are invited to write a 300 … 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. This years theme is What Patriotism Means to Me.ŽInterested students and teachers should contact the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman, Patricia McQuaig by phone at 743-6767 or for more information, please visit www. vfw.org. DCE to take World TourŽBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Katz, Durbin Creek Elementaryout and spirit wear all re” ect our new theme. Our new PTO board spent endless hours this summer planning for the year ahead. The new board consists of the following members: Melinda Chesser, co-president; Reisha Rust, co-president; Ashley Schaefer, “ rst vice president; Jennifer Zunic, second vice president; Jodi Smith, treasurer; Lindsey Waggoner, fundraiser treasurer; Dana Podolak, recording secretary; Jennifer Katz, corresponding secretary; and Angie Conlan, Partners-in-Learning. We look forward to taking our trip around the world with our DCE Community! The Cosmos 3vs3 soccer team recently played the ESPN Wide World of Sports Disneys Nationals in Orlando. The team went undefeated in qualifying play and eventually nished fourth out of 17 teams in the U11 Boys Competitive Division. It was impressive because the ve boys all play on different full sided teams. They displayed excellent teamwork and soccer skills and carried themselves with respect for their opponents and the game. Congratulations to Bence Kosik, Gavin Skipper, Julian Beke, Joshua Murphy, Coach Kevin Corbett and assistant Coach Arianna Corbett.

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 27 Additional Programs Available Great Birthday Parties We are conveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd.260 4866www.starlightjax.com Star ightGYMNASTICS Fall is just around the corner!Register Now for the Best class, day and time. Our #1 Priority: Your Children! Classes are exciting and motivating! CALL TODAY! FREE TRIAL CLASS 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 Back to School Guide On Saturday, July 13 at the Florida Parent Teacher (PTA) Association 2013 Leadership Conference, the states most exemplary parent involvement programs were recognized. The Florida Department of Education Parental Involvement Recognition Program honored the programs that successfully engage parents in meaningful school-based programs. Durbin Creek Elementary School won the award for the year long program called Get Your Game On!Ž The PTO board was inspired to center events around family and to encourage community by focusing on games. The theme was prevalent during the back to school Family Night Out, Teacher Appreciation Week, Accelerated Reader Program, Snow Day bene“ ting The Pacetti Bay Middle School PTSO kicked o the school year by hosting teacher meals, selling spirit wear and registering parents in the organization. In August, the PTSO welcomed teachers and sta with free breakfast and lunch. PTSO treated each teacher to a gift card and travel mug “ lled with candy. The Pacetti Bay Wildcats travel mugs are the latest addition to the spirit wear. Newly designed t-shirts and sweatshirts are going to be o ered in the coming months as well. A form will be sent home to parents. Blue cinch bags with the schools name are also a popular item for students. The PTSO hopes to increase its membership rolls from last year, when a record-breaking 375 families signed up. The PTSO not only hosts the school dances and coordinates volunteers, but also helps the school meet “ nancial objectives. Some of the projects provided through the PTSO in the past include new computers, the security system, the trophy case in the front entrance and the some of the murals in the hallways. The membership drive will run through the end of September, with a contest in all of the homerooms. The homerooms in each grade that generate the most PTSO members get a special treat at lunch. Membership is $15 per family and participation in meetings and events are not required beyond the fee. Members also receive a discount on spirit wear. For parents who want to be more active in the school, PTSO meetings are held the “ rst Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the PBMS Media Center. If you cant or dont want to attend the meetings, PTSO members receive emails updating them on events and opportunities to participate.PBMS PTSO hopes to top last years registration numbersBy Contributing Writer Alexis McDaniel, PBMS PTSOAll parents and students can also like Pacetti Bay Middle PTSOŽ on Facebook for periodic updates on PTSO activities. The PTSO executive board includes: Debbie Adams … President; Nancy Killian … Vice President, Non-Fundraising; Tracie Wilson … Vice President, Fundraising; Mary Jane Beeson …Treasurer; Deborah Serrahn … Recording Secretary; Alexis McDaniel … Corresponding Secretary, Bev Downs … Parliamentarian, Barbara Nguyen and Lorrie Contreras …Volunteer Coordinators; and Kary Zicafoose … Business Partner Liaison. Adams is serving her third term as president, as she has been leading the PTSO since her son became a sixth-grade student at Pacetti Bay. Pacetti Bay Middle School student Ali McDaniel shows off some of the spirit wear.DCE recognized for parental involvementBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Katz, PTO Corresponding Secretary, Durbin Creek Elementary Cheryl Freeman, coordinator of Volunteer Services, St. Johns County School District; Angie Conlan, PTO board member; Reisha Rust, PTO president; Beverly Slough, School Board member; and Dr. Joseph Joyner, St. Johns County Superintendent of Schools.Dreams Come True and the end of the year Space Night. The recognition program is made possible through a long-standing partnership with State Farm Insurance. Select schools are recognized for developing and supporting parent involvement initiatives in their school community. The awards provide an opportunity for schools to share successful ideas statewide and encourage replication of programs that promote all levels of parental participation in education. School award applications and nominations are submitted by district volunteer/family involvement directors. Awardwinning parent involvement programs represent various facets of family involvement such as learning at home, parenting, nurturing, volunteering and communicating with school policymakers and local advocates. Be sure to tell our advertisers that you saw their ad in The CreekLines Back to School Guide! Scholarship Chairman Patricia McQuaig of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles E. Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship Competition.Ž The VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship CompetitionŽ provides a $5,000 award to an outstanding scout who is the recipient of a Boy Scout Eagle Award, a Venture Scouting Silver Award, a Sea Scout Quartermaster Award or a Girl Scout who has received her Gold Award. The deadline to submit entry to Charles E. Bennett Local scout could win $5,000Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 is March 1, 2014. VFW Post winners advance to Department of Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars. Department of Florida winners are submitted to Veterans of Foreign Wars National. Interested scouts may visit the Veterans of Foreign Wars website, www.vfw.org, and download the VFW Scouting Scholarship form. Questions regarding the program my be directed to Patricia McQuaig, Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 Jacksonville by phone at 743-6767. For more information, please contact www.vfw.org.

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Page 28, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Spend the day at Bolles, and discover a wonderful place for your child. Bolles provides the education, experiences and connections for your child to achieve amazing accomplishments in life. Join us for an Open House and see for yourself the smaller class sizes with exceptional teachers, the state of the art classrooms and advanced curriculum, and the positive learning environment with grade-specic campuses. Bolles is a world leading to great opportunities. Join us for an Open House and start something wonderful for your childƒ only at Bolles. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 2 Whitehurst Campus San Jose Pre-K „Grade 5 Come experience the startFor more information on a Bolles education and to reserve your space at our Open House, please visit www.BollesSuccessKit.org or call (904) 256-5030 .Day and Boarding School from Pre-K through Grade 12.wonderful. of something Fall classes just began. Registration continues. Mark Spivak’sInstitute & Dance ExtensionJulington Creek230-7778106 Julington PlazaCorner Race Track Road & Flora BranchMandarin 268-3583 3740 San Jose PlaceOne block N. of Crown PointFruit Cove 287-4619774 N SR 13One mile South Julington Creek Bridge Oering Outstanding Dance Instruction For All Ages For 3 Decades! Visit our Website for Schedules & Forms www.markspivak.com $10.00OFFNew Students Only bring in this ad Back to School Guide School has o cially started at Wards Creek Elementary. It is so heartwarming to watch our students, teachers and sta welcome each other back with grins, handshakes and hugs. The PTO had their annual Welcome Back Breakfast for all teachers and sta It is so much fun to catch up with everyone after the summer break. We welcome all the new teachers and our new vice principal, Kevin Kline. The meet and greet your teachers and open houses were successful. It was a pleasure to welcome all the new kindergarten parents at the Tissue and Tears reception. All of the “ rst of the year activities are special and we welcome all returning families and welcome home to all of you who are new to Wards Creek Elementary Please remember to save your Box Tops for Education and send them to school. The box top monies collected go direct toward our fundraising goal for our school. The annual WCES Fall Fun Wards Creek new school year updateBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, First Vice-President, WCES PTO Randy Kelley, St. Johns School District; Matt James, music teacher; and Kevin Kline, Vice Principalnight is scheduled for September 20. Mark your calendars as this years festival is going to be awesome. Plans are underway to have many activities, including bounce houses, face painting, and many more surprises. Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles! Volunteers are vital to making this school year a success for the WCE PTO. There are volunteer opportunities available for all of our events of various commitment levels. We value any time that you can give. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact any PTO board member. For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@thecreekline.com Advertising Sales 886-4919 The CreekLineWant to see YOUR school’s news published in The CreekLine ?Then SEND IT IN! Editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 29 Bartram Trail High School 2013 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-23-13 Mandarin 7:00 pm 8-30-13 Bishop Kenny 7:00 pm 9-6-13 @ Fleming Island 7:30 pm 9-20-13 @ St. Augustine 7:00 pm 9-27-13 Seabreeze 7:00 pm 10-3-13 @ F.W. Buchholz 7:00 pm 10-11-13 @ Ponte Vedra 7:00 pm 10-18-13 Creekside 7:00 pm 10-25-13 @ Matanzas 7:00 pm 11-1-13 Nease 7:00 pm 11-8-13 Ridgeview 7:00 pm Creekside High School 2013 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-23-13 The First Academy 7:00 pm 8-30-13 @ Sandalwood 7:00 pm 9-6-13 Terry Parker 7:00 pm 9-13-13 @ Palatka 7:30 pm 9-20-13 @ Nease 7:00 pm 9-27-13 Fletcher 7:00 pm 10-4-13 Matanzas 7:00 pm 10-11-13 @ Ridgeview 7:00 pm 10-18-13 @ Bartram Trail 7:00 pm 10-25-13 St. Augustine 7:00 pm 11-1-13 Fleming Island 7:00 pm Is Your Agent on the Ball? Randy has 67 homes SOLD or UNDER CONTRACT since January 1, 2013!Nease High School 2013 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-23-13 St. Frances Academy 7:30 pm 8-30-13 @ Ponte Vedra 7:00 pm 9-6-13 @ Fernandina Beach 7:00 pm 9-12-13 West Nassau 6:00 pm 9-20-13 Creekside 7:00 pm 10-4-13 St. Augustine 7:00 pm 10-11-13 Pedro Menendez 7:00 pm 10-18-13 @ Matanzas 7:00 pm 10-24-13 Arlington Country Day 7:00 pm 11-1-13 @ Bartram Trail 7:00 pm 11-8-13 Seabreeze 7:00 pm Randy Martin, P.A.,REALTOR (904) 502-8712 Cell (904) 268-4404 Oice Fax rmartin@watsonrealtycorp.comwww.movewithrandy.com Back to School Guide Singing and Dancing Ages 3-14 Welcome!hip hop, dance team, and monthly performances offered Located off CR 210 904-669-3659 misskellyshowtime@att.net NOW ENROLLING! G! As the new school year begins, Palencia Elementary School (PES) is continuing to build its reputation for thinking out-of-the-box and attracting the most multitalented professionals as they welcomed new assistant principal Melisa K. Norwich to the sta this August. Norwich came to PES from her position in the St. Johns County School District at Ocean Palms Elementary as assistant principal„a position shed held for three years. Before that, she spent four years at Julington Creek Elementary, starting as the curriculum resource coordinator and then becoming their assistant principal. In addition, she taught severely, emotionally disturbed high school/middle school students at Transitions/ Gaines Alternative School. She also taught inclusion at the middle school level in Duval County and was a middle school behavior specialist in the Pinellas County School District before that. While parents and sta Palencia Elementary welcomes new assistant principalBy Contributing Writer Kimberli Nalvenalike will be impressed with her professional experience and academic background„Norwich graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois with a bachelors of science in special education (speci“ c learning disabilities and emotionally handicapped), then moved to Florida and earned a masters in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida„ students might be more awed to learn that shes a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Regardless of the numerous reasons for the PES family to be proud to snag Assistant Principal Norwich, her commitment to the families and faculty„the people of PES, is probably the greatest quali“ cation she brings to the position. My favorite part of the job is working with students and families,Ž said Norwich, but I also love working with the teachers. I have a true love of learning and I learn something new every day. I have been fortunate to have had great experiences and have learned from many great leaders.Ž Norwich further describes her vision for her role at PES by saying, I see my key role as supporting the needs of our schools families and sta while helping the initiatives of Palencia Elementary ” ourish.Ž In addition, Norwich comes to PES with an existing relationship with Principal Allen Anderson. Both were assistant principals at the same time within the county and participated in leadership cadres together. I highly respect him and his vision to take Palencia to the next step is amazing.Ž She said. I am excited I can be a part of that and am looking forward to the coming years.Ž When asked what parents and students should know about her to start the year she replied, That my door is always open.Ž And as for the faculty and teaching sta at the school, she stressed that they can count on her to support them in meeting the needs of our students in all areas.ŽFrom the Superintendent: e district has completed another very successful summer consolidation. Figures for the June billing period show a cost avoidance of $543,555, a 62 percent savings from the districts baseline year. is is expected to net over $1 million in savings for the full summer consolidation period. ank you to all district employees for their dedication to be as energy e cient as possible. Be sure to tell our advertisers that you saw their ad in The CreekLines Back to School Guide!

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Page 30, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com UPWARD BASKETBALL& CHEERLEADING SIGN UP NOW FOR Fruit Cove Baptist Church October 3rd, 7th and 8th 6-7:30 pm All ages can attend any of the 3 days between 6 and 7:30 pm. Back to School Guide Fruit Cove Middle School is o to an exciting new school year! We have an amazing new board, including Jodi Smith, secretary; Francie Paspalaris, PTO president; Alison Capling, vice president of fundraising; Arleen Fontaine, treasurer; Angie Conlan, Partners in Learning; and Danny Momick, vice president of membership. The time and energy our volunteers give to our school every day makes an immeasurable impact on our students and sta We always need volunteers! We also invite families to become Business Partners with our school. All of our current information is listed on our FCMS website. We recently The 2013-2014 school year has o cially begun and Mill Creek has o cially grown in size again. Over the past several years Mill Creek has experienced explosive growth, making it necessary for two additional elementary schools to be built. Wards Creek Elementary was the “ rst to go up, allowing Mill Creek a much-enjoyed decrease in student numbers. It only took a couple of years for Mill Creek to return to high numbers. Palencia Elementary opened last year, again allowing Mill Creek a break in student growth. Presently, Mill Creek has spilled over the 900 mark in student numbers with more students registering every day. Principal Amanda Reidl, now in her second year at Mill Creek, has been very busy hiring new teachers to accommodate the returned student growth. New faces of students and Mill Creek Elementary School: Here we growŽ again!By Contributing Writer Wendi Brothersteachers have made for an exciting start to the school year. Look for the o cial student body count in next months issue. As the students settle into their new school routines and tuck summer adventures to memory its time for parents to “ nd ways to get involved. Pam Harris at the front desk can help get you started. You will “ rst need to obtain a volunteer clearance. Once cleared by the county the adventure is ready to begin. Although the request to volunteer is the same every year, the experience is as new and exciting as all the new faces. There are opportunities to help that will “ t into any schedule. Regardless if the task is great or small it works together to bene“ t the Mustang Family at Mill Patrols taking down the ag at dismissal rst day.Creek Elementary. Make sure to check out the school web site for frequently asked questions and up-to-date schedules of events.FCMS goes back to schoolBy Contributing Writer Francie Paspalaris, President, Fruit Cove Middle School PTOhosted our school orientations for over 1300 students and have raised an incredible amount of funds. We have a busy school year planned with lots of wonderful fundraisers including Kilwins Ice Cream and chocolate goodies, Otis Spunkmeyers Cookies for Computers,Ž Sweet Frog Spirit Night and lots more! We invite all of you to partake of any and all festivities and join our PTO. If at any time you have any questions please feel free to contact any of us. Thank you so much for your support! It is greatly appreciated as we allocate so many new and exciting things for our children. The St. Johns Tennis Academys 14-Under Advanced team recently won the 2013 USTA Florida Junior Team Tennis section championships in Daytona Beach. Team Florida will now represent the USTA Florida Section at the 2013 USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships, to be held October 17 through 20 in Columbia, South Carolina at the Cayce Tennis Center. Congratulations to Bianca Cornthwaite, Morgan Nguyen, Camille Lastrapes, April Sanchez, Kiara Castro, Tristan Adamson, Brian Pham, Brandon Pham, Daniel Welsh, Team Captain Alex Pham and Coach Bill Angus.Congratulations, Team Florida!

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 31 www.msmulligans.com Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm 11531-4 San Jose Blvd. Mandarin, FL 32223904-262-7231$5 off $25 Name Brand and designer fashions at a fraction of retail prices. Your Second Shot at a Fabulous New Wardrobe. Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com The desirable, masterplanned community of Palencia is now o ering premier home-St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) recently held a celebration dinner at Creekside Dinery to honor sta the boys and volunteers. Recognized for over 20 years of employment at SAYS were James Damiami, Janet Riley Dalton, Susan Zitsman, Schuyler Siefker, Pam Young and Rick Testasecca. Siefker thanked each person for their dedication and service. The boys at St. Augustine Youth Services are blessed to have the consistency of care provided by these sta members. The success of our program is in large part due to our dedicated sta ,Ž she shared. Each boy also received an award for his best attribute ranging from getting all As in school to being the best helper. Also recognized were members Fathers, do you have too much to do, not enough time in the day to do it or would you like to spend more quality time with your children? If you answered yes,Ž then read on as the Timucuan Federation chapter of the Native Sons and Daughters program is organizing new tribes in southern Duval County and northern St. Johns County. The Native Sons and Daughters program (formerly known as Indian Princess/ Indian Guides) o ers a wide variety of events for Father/ Child interaction and is meant for children ages “ ve to 12. Not only do the children learn about Native American history and traditions, but also have the opportunity to partici-Community now o ering new premier homesites in northeastern section Youth Services sta honoredof the SAYS board and development team. Since 1989 SAYS has been providing therapeutic residential services to children, many of whom have been the victims of child abuse and/or extreme neglect. SAYS provides its children with a safe, stable home in which to live, learn, grow and heal, both physically and emotionally. SAYS has recently moved into the new Hutson Family Campus located o of US Highway 1 South at Dupont Center. The next SAYS event is the 18th annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 7 at Marsh Creek Country Club. Please call the SAYS o ce at 829-1770 for tournament information and for more information about the SAYS program.sites in its distinguished Reserve Phase II neighborhood. The Reserve lies in the northeastern section of the community and is shaded by old-growth forests. Phase II features spacious sites o ering lake, golf course and nature preserve views. The Reserve Phase II is a beautiful section that showcases the best Palencia has to o er, and its large one-half acre lots o er tremendous versatility,Ž said Naomi Lumley, sales manager for Palencia. Buyers are provided the ability to adjust the position of their home to enhance their views and preserve the unique tree canopy. The larger lots also allow them to build in features such as open ” oor plans and ” ex spaces.Ž Lots in the Reserve Phase II are priced from $105,000. Buyers have the option of working with one of Palencias distinguished group of homebuilders, which includes Arthur Rutenburg, CornerStone Homes, the Cottage Home Company and Dostie Homes. Residents at Palencia enjoy a stunning array of amenities, including a championship 18hole Arthur Hills golf course and the 33,000-square-foot Palencia Golf Clubhouse with dining, shopping and banquet facilities. Palencia also has a renowned tennis program, with professional instruction, more than 20 competitive tennis programs and lighted Hydro Grid clay courts. The community has four swimming pools, featuring a water tower and two-story slide and is home to the Palencia Piranha swim team. Palencia also has three baseball diamonds, a soccer “ eld, basketball court, childrens pirate-shipŽ playground and a family picnic pavilion. Miles of boardwalks, multi-use paths and sidewalks that connect neighborhoods with stunning Tolomato River views and provide residents ample walking, jogging or biking opportunities. Palencia is located within the St. Johns County School District, which features excellent A-rated schools including Palencia Elementary located within the community. The community is a short drive from the beaches, shopping, historic St. Augustine and downtown Jacksonville. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Time to sign up for Native Sons and Daughterspate in events such as tubing, canoeing, costume bowling, camping, ice skating, attending a Jaguars football game and even walking in the Gator Bowl parade. Our annual City Wide Pow Wow is being held on Saturday, October 5 at the Owens Family Farm o of Interstate 95, exit 380 in Yulee. During this event there will be a wide variety of games for the children and exotic animals to see. Join an existing tribe or bring along your childs friends, classmates or teammates and create your own tribe and build memories that will last for a lifetime. For more information, please review our website at www.timucuan.org.

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Opens October 4th Times-Union Center – Terry Theater Info at www.artistseriesjax.org The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womans Club will be presenting a fashion show sponsored by Stein Mart at their October meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, October 8 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Enzas Italian Restaurant, located at 10601 San Jose Boulevard. The cost is $25 and must be purchased by October 1. Lunch will be baked lasagna, ” ounder, salad and dessert. The Bartram Trail Newcomers Club meets the second Tuesday of every month from September until May at various local restaurants for lunch. In addition to the monthly meetRotary International is the worlds oldest and most international service organization with over 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs in almost 200 countries. Each year, over 8,000 high school students participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange program worldwide, learning a new language and experiencing a new culture, through the e orts of Rotary volunteers around the globe. Ryan Nuckols and Erica Burns are the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail 2013-14 Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange students. Nuckols will be spending the year between his junior and senior year in Brazil. Nuckols states, I am so excited for the opportunity to live and study in Brazil! It will be the experience of a lifetime. I cant wait to meet new friends Fruit Cove Baptist Church, located at 501 State Road 13 in Fruit Cove, is accepting registrations for “ rst through eighth grade students for basketball and kindergarten through “ fth grade for cheerleading. Players participate in separate girls and boys divisions, divided by grade levels. Space is limited in each age bracket. This is a league which promotes character, self-esteem, player skills and teamwork. Each participant enjoys equal Bartram Trail Rotary sends students around the worldBy Contributing Writer Carol A. Higleyand get to live the year as an exchange student in Brazil. It will be the best year of my life!Ž Burns is heading to Taiwan. Burns comments, This is such an amazing opportunity. When I “ rst found out I was accepted into the Rotary Youth Exchange program, I was in shock. I sat there for a second thinking, Is this really happening? Then when I found out Im going to Taiwan, emotions ” ooded inside me! I am very thankful for everything that has happened. I have made so many friends through Rotary and this adventure has just begun! So thank you Rotary for everything you have given me!Ž For more information on Rotary Youth Exchange Florida please visit www.rye” orida.org/. The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail typically meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. For more information, please contact President Rick Stobe at rickstobe@ hotmail.com.Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is almost hereplaying time, fair teams, positive coaching and o ciating, reasonable practice and game schedules and a lot of fun! The cost per participant is $80 if paid by September 24. After September 24, the cost is $100. Each player receives a uniform, individual award after each game and several other items. Practices begin during the week of December 9, 2013, with a one-hour practice per week. Games will be played from the weekend of January 10, 2014, through March 1, 2014. Evaluations will be held in the Fruit Cove Baptist ROC Gym on Thursday, October 3, Monday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 8. All three nights will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and each participant and parent(s) must attend one of the evaluation sessions. All participants need to be evaluated on one of these three nights or they may be placed on the wait list. Please register online at www.fruitcove.com/sports.php where you can also pay securely online. For questions about Upward at Fruit Cove Baptist, please contact Lisa She eld at lshe eld@fruitcove.com, or call 287-0996, ext. 6872. Newcomers club to hold fashion showBy Contributing Writer Susan Moger Models from the 2012 fashion show.ings, the club has a wide variety of interest groups. There are various card groups (Bridge and Canasta), golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, game day (Mexican Train), Bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, lunch and matinee, lunch divas, couple/individual dinner out and a nature walk group. For club information, please contact Vice President of Membership Shirley Bodziak at shirelybodziak@gmail.com. The yearly membership fee is $25. To download a membership form, please visit www.facebook.com/BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub. Dusk – avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most actively feeding and ying. Dawn – avoid the outdoors when “the light is changing in the sky.” DEET – use personal repellents containing this effectively proven ingredient. Dress – cover exposed skin to block mosquitoes’ access to your bodies. Drain – dump standing water from pails, owerpot saucers, old tires, toys and other arti cial containers. Remember “The 5 D’s” of Mosquito Control www.amcdsjc.orgOpening day cont. from pg. 1to 1,306 at Fruit Cove Middle School. The other “ rst day “ gures were Alice B. Landrum Middle School with 1,271, R. J. Murray Middle School with 738, Pacetti Bay Middle School with 1,025, Gamble Rogers Middle School with 769 and Switzerland Point Middle School with 1,257. Liberty Pines Academy, the districts only permanent K-8 school, had a “ rst day headcount of 1,248. The elementary school population totaled 12,818; however, this count includes less than 25 percent of the kindergarten population since schools stagger the kindergarten start date over a “ ve-day period. Another 437 students are enrolled at the districts alternative, charter and Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) schools. Schools “ rst day went smoothly for Julington Creek Elementary School. Over 1,050 students arrived to begin a new year of learning. Principal Michael Story said, I am very proud of the team work between our parents and sta to kick o our “ rst day of school so smoothly. There were a lot of smiling faces with students meeting new classmates and teachers....and parents dropping children o after the long summer!Ž Today was a wonderful “ rst day of school throughout the district,Ž said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner on August 19. I visited many schools throughout the district and the outstanding planning and preparation by principals, teachers and support sta was evident. Instruction was already taking place in the classrooms and students are eager to learn. Our maintenance and custodial sta s had the schools in immaculate condition and the food service team was very well prepared.Ž I am also very appreciative of our transportation department and the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce for making sure our children got to school and home safely,Ž he added. Finally, our parents are the very best and much of our success today is attributed to their cooperation and support. I am extremely grateful for the e orts of everyone to make today special and welcome students into this years learning environment.Ž SJCSD sta will continue to monitor attendance numbers, balance classrooms and re“ ne bus routes throughout the “ rst weeks of school. The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 33 Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@thecreekline.com or 886-4919. Faith News likeŽ us on Facebook “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 San Juan Del Rios 7th Annual Shopping Holiday Expo SJDlR Saturday, Sept 28, 2013 9am-3pm San Juan Del Rio Aditorium & Parish Hall 1718 SR. 13 NorthGreat Gift Ideas! Crafts Galore! Admission is FREE! For information: Through a partnership with the Edward Waters Colleges Young College Explorer Summer Camp and a donation from Safe Kids of Northeast Florida, Swimming Safari Swim School was able to provide free lessons to at-risk teens as a part of their camp curriculum. Thanks to support from the City of Jacksonville, we were able to hold the lessons at the Eugene Butler Middle School pool. To attend this camp, the parents of the children had to provide documentation that they were quali“ ed for their program. Our program consisted of les-San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church, located at 1718 State Road 13 in St. Johns, will hold its seventh annual Fall Festival on November 1, 2 and 3, 2013. Come and enjoy rides, games, silent auction, Cafe San Juan, book nook, food/refreshments, reverse draw, dinner Saturday night, Bingo, all ages talent show contest, free entertainment all three days, homemade soup contest and our giant ra e with $7,000 in cash prizes. For additional information, please contact Sal Santapola at saldesanta@gmail.com or 287-3382 or visit www.sjdrparish.org.The Vandro Art Gallery will exhibit the work of Lloyd Roberts from Sunday, September 1 to October 2. Roberts, a Ponte Vedra-based photographer, is known for his photographs of exotic animals in the wild. The community is invited to meet the artist and view his work September 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. After retiring from a career involving international travel, Lloyd decided to take his travels to a new level. He began planning trips to some of the most remote places on Earth where he could photograph creatures that most people only dream about seeing up close. Lloyds talent is not limited to photography. He is an accomplished watercolor artist and sculpts in bronze. Its primarily photography that has allowed him to realize his pas-On Friday September 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) will be having one of their many all you can eatŽ fried chicken dinners. The dinner will also include mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned vegetables, cole slaw and bread. Homemade desserts and beverages will also be available. The requested donation for an adult dinner is $10 and $4 (for children under the age of 12). You can take out or eat in! The church is located at 5950 State Road 16, one mile northwest of Pacetti Road and International Golf Parkway, in St. Augustine. The dinner is being sponsored by the OLGC Mens Club and the Ladies Guild and all proceeds go to the future use of the various ministries and the continued church development. Join Hineni Messianic Fellowship as we observe the Feast of Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement on Friday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.. This is a wonderful time of remembering our atonement through Yeshua/Jesus. His sacri“ ce has given us at-onement with God and the blessing of being written in the Lambs book of life. See how Yeshua/ Jesus is revealed in this wonderful Feast. The Feast of the Lord for both Jew and non-Jew to observe. Everyone is welcome and the event is free to all; a love o ering will be received. Hineni Messianic Fellowship is located at 1797 Old Moultrie Road in St. Augustine. Please visit www.hinenimessiah.com. Free swimming lessons provided for those in needBy Contributing Writer Joani Maskell, President, Swimming Safari Swim School sons two days a week for “ ve weeks across June and July. In total, 52 children ranging in age from 12 to 17 were able to participate in lessons. The “ rst day of swim lessons consisted of each student performing a swim test in order to assess each childs individual needs. Of the 52 children tested, 10 were found to be non-swimmers. The remaining 42 students skill levels ranged from novice to intermediate. After speaking with the children and their counselors we realized the students were over-con“ dent in their belief of their swimming ability. Realizing this, our goal was to improve the students endurance, technique and teach them safety skills should they “ nd themselves in a dangerous situation. We designed a swim team style lesson plan, which focused on learning to tread water, ” oating on their backs and proper freestyle breathing techniques. During the last week of lessons we administered another swim test to assess each childs improvement. We are very happy to report that all of our non-swimmers now have the ability to swim short distances independently and ” oat on their backs. We had a few of our non-swimmers graduate into the more advance group. Our more advanced swimmers all showed dramatic improvement and were able to demonstrate several water safety skills. From July 29 through August 2, Swimming Safari Swim School worked with the very special children at Great Strides Rehabilitation in Mandarin for two hours a day on learning to swim and receiving comfort from a water experience. Great Strides, which o ers comprehensive rehabilitation and educational services for children, provided an assistant for each child. Swimming Safari Swim School provided two to three instructors daily who worked with each assistant and the children in helping them become more comfortable and improve their swimming and survival skills. Vandro Art Gallery to show photographic works sion. The Vandro Art Gallery is located at the Jewish Community Alliance, located at 8505 San Jose Boulevard. For more information, please call 730-2100 or email Thelma Nied at thelma.nied@ jcajax.org. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com

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After “ nishing because of mr. terupt I found there was a sequel that is actually set in the sixth grade. In mr. terupt falls again all of the students are now sixth graders because as you “ nd out at the end of the “ rst book, Mr. Terupt Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYPmoves up with the students to teach sixth grade just for their class. Several of the characters from the class go through a lot of changes. They learn a great deal about themselves and who they want to be. It is a great book that gives an honest look at the lives of sixth graders. The next one I picked up, small as an elephant by Jennifer Richards Jacobson, is a very powerful book. It made me think about The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls and how both books have their place in helping us understand the very di cult world children live in that have parents with any form of mental illness. Even though I found myself raging throughout the reading of the book I felt the ending was realistic. I really have to hand it to the author; she was able to create a very strong connection between the reader and the main protagonist, Jack. I was never able to predict what was going to happen and was unable to put the book down until I “ nished. I challenge all adults to read this book. I hope it will lead you to a better understanding of the challenges faced by so many children today and how we need to know our neighbors. You just never know when you can make a di erence in the life of a child. Just when I thought I couldnt get another book as good as these three, the cover of Twerp caught my eye. Honestly, I am so slow to get the signi“ cance of the cover of a book sometimes. I just now caught the signi“ cance of the egg on the cover as I am writing this column, duh? I loved this book. Here you have a guy who is writing in a journal as his punishment for something he did which you dont “ nd out until almost the end of the book. I couldnt believe the things he and his friends did, but then I thought about some of the poor choices my brothers made as they were growing up and I guess it is just something that happens with boys. Julian shares through his journal entries his inner thoughts which lead to an understanding of how someone so good can make sure poor choices without an intention of causing harm to anyone. I loved watching Julian make one discovery after another about himself. This is a realistic window into the life of a middle school male and by the end you can see the impact of his teachers wisdom in his choice of a disciplinary action. I believe this book has universal appeal; male or female, young or old, you will be able to connect to Julian and walk away feeling your time was well spent. Just a short note about the latest I, Q: The Alamo by Roland Smith. I will have to give you Media Center notes cont. on pg. 35

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Trying to get by and just do his job puts him in a precarious position and now he needs to get to Elysium. Well, Secretary Delacourt, played by Jodie Foster, will have no immigrants landing on her habitat. She quickly orders her very own henchman, Kruger, performed by Sharlto Copley, to stop all who try to land on Elysium and he does so with great joy and evil intent. It is a dangerous mission that Max sees as his only chance to maybe help himself and the rest of those on Earth. Neill Blomkamp directed this “ lm as an all-out action “ lm from beginning to end, so much in fact that there is little story in between the “ ghts and mechanical destruction. The action is packed and riveting, but little else holds your attention. Both Damon and Foster show little emotion and their acting is as robotic as the robots used in the “ lm. The child who has to hijack health care is the most emotion provided in the “ lm, other than glimpses of the relationship Max may have been able to have if he had kept to the straight and narrow. Copleys character is so maniacal in his killing sprees, he is one of the most fun to watch and see what he is going to do next„even while you may want to look away from the damage you know is coming. For those who love pure action, this is a “ lm to see; if you are expecting captivating acting, you will need to look elsewhere.Movie ReviewElysiumDirected by: Neill Blomkamp. Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Okay, But Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) Durbin Crossing, one of the nations top selling masterplanned communities, has just launched their newly designed website. Rapid growth in the community, involvement from homeowners and changes in technology were the inspiration for the new design. The new website, www.durbincrossing. com, integrates all of the latest in website design and technology, user interactivity and Search Engine Optimization tools. Consumers and realtors alike now have easy access to all of the information they could ever want about Durbin Crossing and the surrounding area. The home page showcases moving tabs with neatly organized topics for Living, Site Map, Recreation and Community. Each tab features submenus that provide information on education, things to do, activities, community features, amenities, builders, programs, an interactive site map and more. The tabs move with you as you go from page to page for ease of navigation. The Community section features a lifestyle rich photo gallery, builders guide with model locations, testimonials, public services, news, video and a page set up for residents only to view community information. The home page also features Quick Links for convenience, so viewers can easily get to the place they want to go, plus, link buttons to Durbin Crossings Social Media pages. The interactive Site Map is cursor sensitive and highlights areas of interest from parks and ball “ elds to amenity centers and builders models. The map features actual aerial images of the highlighted areas. An added feature of the website is a mobile app for your smart phone or iPad. The app was developed speci“ cally for people on the go who want to view a mobile version quickly and easily. We are very excited about this new website,Ž said Jason Sessions of Sessions Development. Putting this kind of information about Durbin Crossing in the hands of Realtors, prospective buyers and homeowners is invaluable. This is a very active community and our new website helps to keep everyone plugged in.Ž I think the Area Map and Things To Do pages are exceptional,Ž said Susan Wood of Wood Development. It helps people to know everything that is going on in Durbin Crossing, but also gives them ideas for fun things to do outside the community with links to more information. Jacksonville and St. Augustine are bustling cities and the Area Map ties all of the features and activities together.ŽCommunity launches newly designed website With summer still very much with us, it nevertheless is time to begin planting a fall garden. If you enjoy sowing seeds, in September you have plenty to choose from: bush or pole beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauli” ower, collards, cucumbers, endive/ escarole, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions both bulbing and bunching, shallots, radish, summer squash and turnips. The Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide is invaluable: http://edis.ifas.u” .edu/vh021. For instance, you can plant your crops in succession, following the guide, to extend your harvest through to spring. If you dont have access to the internet, call the Extension Service at 255-7450, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon or from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and ask to speak to a Master Gardener. They will be glad to mail you a copy. Check the guide for good varieties for our area (north Florida) and which vegetables are best sown directly where they are to be grown. Not all of them can be transplanted successfully. Others like the bras-Gardening: Veggie thymeŽBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASsicas (broccoli, kale, collards, etc.) transplant very easily and can be sown in small pots or seed trays, where it is easier to control watering and exposure to sun while the seedlings are still fragile. Certain herbs do well here in the cooler months, so if you have a culinary bent check out Herbs in the Florida GardenŽ (http://edis.ifas.u” .edu/VH020). It covers most of the more common herbs as well as more unusual ones like anise and lovage. A printed version is also available from the Extension Service. For a successful vegetable garden, choose an area with at least six hours of sunshine a day. Sandy soils particularly bene“ t from the addition of home-made or purchased compost and well-rotted manure. If your garden doesnt drain quickly after heavy rains, build raised beds, either contained in a frame or simply heaped up. If possible choose a di erent site. Whatever the length of your bed, it should be no more than four feet wide to allow you to work from either side without stepping into it. For larger gardens a hill and furrow system would work well. To encourage bees to pollinate your crops, there are fall” owering perennials which will attract them. Disk or daisy-like ” owers are ideal, as are trumpet shaped ” owers like salvias. Avoid fancy double blooms as they dont contain much nectar and the bees wont be interested. If your garden is near your home, why not border it with some ” owers and mixed herbs to add color and interest to the view? Vegetable gardening can be very satisfying, but dont despair if you dont get bumper crops. Having worked a garden for several years I “ nd some crops more successful than others and its not always the same from year to year. Build up your soil to discourage soil pests, handpick caterpillars and other leafeating insects and keep those weeds at bay. Mulch around plants to keep soil temperatures more even and to minimize soil splashing onto leaves. Have fun and eat those vegetables young, tender and fresh!

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 37 Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will “ nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated Over a $2,500 Value!NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes will begin on 9/1/13 and end on 10/31/13. Open to legal US residents that are 18 years of age or older. For Ofcial Rules, which include methods of entry, prize description, and complete details, visit www.tuffy.com/tuffytailgate. Sponsor: Tuffy Associates Corp. 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Expires 10-25-13.SEPT CL SEPT CL SEPT CL SEPT CL SEPT CL See store for details. *Additional fees may apply. In lieu of other offers. Most cars and light trucks. Expires 10-25-13. MV#79055St. Johns 904-230-3363 2770 Race Track Rd.Located In the Publix Shopping Center on Race Track RoadCall Store for Convenient Hours Mon. Sat.www.TuffyStJohns.com R ace T ra ck Rd.Champions Club at Julington Creek 95 #655-13$10 OFF*Any Service Performed Over $100$15 OFF*Any Service Performed Over $150$20 OFF*Any Service Performed Over $200 FREE* The 2013 Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships were held on July 30 through August 3 in Monroe, Louisiana. Delegates from 13 states in the Southern region, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, converged in West Monroe to compete in a variety of events. The horse show consisted of 39 classes and six divisions: Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Non-Trotting, Speed and Ranch. St. Johns County 4-H member Allie Anderson competed in the Western Division on her American Paint Horse named Major TeeCee. Anderson and TeeCees journey to the regional competition began when they competed and quali“ ed at the Area B 4-H Horse Show at the Clay County Fairgrounds in May as well as at the State 4-H Horse Show in Tampa in July. Anderson and TeeCee proved to be a winning team as they placed “ rst in their Western Pleasure Class out of 71 contestants, third in their Halter Class out of 31, 11th in Open Trail out of 76 contestants and fourth in their Horsemanship Class out of 101 contestants. Heading to Louisiana and competing at regionals was certainly a Happy TrailsŽ experi-Fifteen million Americans have Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), a slow, deterioration and loss of ones central vision. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons have been selected as the only center in Northeast Florida to perform a new surgical procedure to help Miniature telescope implant to restore vision loss performedimprove central vision in patients with end-stage ARMD. This procedure involves surgically placing a miniature telescope in one eye that magni“ es images, allowing macular degeneration patients to see magni“ ed images in their central vision, while the non-telescope eye would continue to see peripheral images. Russell Pecoraro, M.D., Board Certi“ ed Ophthalmologist and Retina and Macular Degeneration Specialist says, Age Related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in our senior population. The fact that a new FDA approved device allows these patients the opportunity to see more clearly, is very exciting.Ž Donald Downer, M.D, Cornea and Cataract Surgeon, and the lead surgeon for the implant states, A lot of work goes into screening and selecting the appropriate patients for this surgery. Prior to surgery, patients undergo extensive therapy, which trains their eye to use a telescopic magni“ er. They will also work with a low vision specialist to help adapt to their new world.Ž This device is approved by Medicare for implantation. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Top honors at regional horse show for St. Johns County 4-H youth By Contributing Writer Geralyn Sachs, University of Florida/IFAS/ Cooperative Extension Services/St. Johns County Extension Agentence for Anderson and TeeCee! Anderson is a member of the Young Riders 4-H Club and she is the daughter of Kellie and Jimmy Anderson. Enrollment for the 4-H Youth Development Program takes place each September and is for youth ages “ ve to 18, as of September 1. Anyone interested in enrolling in the St. Johns County 4-H program for the 2013-2014 4-H year may do so by visiting http://stjohns. ifas.u” .edu/4-H.shtml. Caring adults interested is working with youth should contact the St. Johns County 4-H O ce at 209-0430 to learn of the many volunteer opportunities with in the 4-H Youth Development Program. 4-H and all programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are open to all persons with nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or a liations. 4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. As one of our nations oldest, yet most current organizations, 4-H is reaching millions of young people with positive youth development opportunities.Allie Anderson, St. Johns County 4-H member with horse TeeCee A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Eastern Daylight Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week: • Homes with odd number addresses: Wed./Sat. • Homes with even number addresses: Thurs./Sun. • Nonresidential properties: Tues./Fri. Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com

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Page 38, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Riders Mommy and Daddy won one dozen Flippin Good Chocolate Chip Cookies in our Name our Mascot Contest!Ž Flipp loved sharing Top Dog status. River Garden is pleased to announce that Arlene Adelson and Diane Rothstein will chair the 21st annual River Garden Gala. Diane and Dr. Mitchell Rothstein moved from New York 25 years ago and have made Jacksonville their home. While raising their three wonderful River Gardens 21st annual Gala chairs announcedBy Contributing Writer Sharon Leahychildren, Rothstein has served as a board member for a number of both Jewish and nonJewish organizations. Rothstein, an RN, has owned and managed businesses over the years and currently is the practice administrator in her husbands medical practice. Known for being organized, Rothsteins enthusiasm is galvanizing. She is having a great time with Adelson planning this years fabulous gala. Adelson and her husband Dr. Tony Adelson moved to Jacksonville four years ago and have made many new friends in a short period of time. After her mom had a stint at River Garden recovering from surgery, Adelson joined the Gala committee so that she could make a di erence. Adelson is mother of three grown children and one grandchild. She is a native of Detroit and is especially excited about this years theme, Anita and her Motown Review.Ž Anita will be entertaining at the Gala with a group of nine including a horn section and another female vocalist. Anita has recorded and toured with Cameo, as a Supreme, as a featured vocalist with Peabo Bryson and “ nally with Celine Dion. She received a gold album for background vocals on Cameos Alligator Woman Album. Motown was never this hot! The community is invited to attend this fun-“ lled evening of music, dinner and dancing, to be held on November 16 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Resort in World Golf Village. We are pleased to have SunTrust Bank again as our premier sponsor. For tickets and reservations, please call Michelle Branley at 886-8431 or via email at MBranley@ rivergarden.org. We hope you will be able to attend but if you cant and would still like to donate to River Garden, please call Michelle for information. 209-6190 All adoptions are $60, which includes neutering/spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between CR 210 and Intl Golf Pkwy. Hours are 8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday and 9:00-12:30 on the last Saturday of each month. We Need a Home! Good day! My name is Precious. I am a 5 month old, female short hair cat. I am current on all of my vaccines and already spayed. Im a feisty little cat who loves to play. My name is Champ. I am a 6 year old, male Shepherd/Rottweiler mix. I am current on all of my vaccines, weigh 65 lbs and already neutered. I love to play fetch and will speak to you to throw the ball faster. I walk well on a leash and know my basic commands. Congratulations! For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@thecreekline.com Advertising Sales 886-4919 The CreekLine To triumph over cancer once is hard enough. But to face cancer three times takes remarkable courage „ and a top, coordinated team of specialists. In Janes case, that team included the multi-disciplinary experts at Baptists Hill Breast Center, the surgical care team at Baptist South, and her breast care coordinator, Marcelle, to be with her every step of the way. At Baptist, were bringing together clinical expertise and personalized care to improve outcomes. Thats changing health care for good.Jane survived cancer. Three times. Visit baptistjax.com to hear Janes story. Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448 or email us at: Sales@EncoreDecorFL.com10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store H

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www.thecreekline.com • September 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 39 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 VillageAngela StanleyLicensed Property ManagerKimberly HammLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-Kelley, CAMRegional Manager-Clay CountyDottie KrinerRegional ManagerPam Horan Licensed Property Manager Pat Wanasformer Aveda instructorrecently from Indulge Salon and Spahas found a new home! Verde an Eco Salon 11700 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville 100% organic hair salon chemical free products that perform organic hair color organic highlights ~~~ now taking appointments walk ins according to availability From its inception, the Bartram Bears Athletic Booster Club (BBABC) has worked closely with the BTHS athletic department to ensure our student athletes have the best possible conditions in which to compete. We are a nonpro“ t organization that raises money to give to the athletic department to help fund Bartram Trails top notch sports programs and help pay for things that the schools budget cannot provide. Bartram Trail has one of the lowest pay-to-play fees, but we hope that those who can will join our booster club and help out however possible; it is critical to the schools athletics program. Funds have been and are continuing to be used for uniforms, warm-ups, football Why joining and supporting the Bartram Trail Booster Club is importantBy Contributing Writer Robb Gallitz, BBABCequipment, all bus transportation, summer maintenance, weight room equipment, a lighted message board for the school, a new Toro turf mower, turf maintenance, a new stadium scoreboard and sound system, team fair share funding and countless other items and special requests by coaches and the athletic director. What we hope people will realize is that without the athletic booster club funds, the students would not have busses to their away games or top notch “ elds to play on because virtually all of the funds for those items come directly from the Bartram Trail Athletic Booster Club. The Bartram Bear Athletic Booster Club coordinates community and parental involvement for volunteer and fundraising activities in order to ensure Bartram Trail High School students have access to quality athletic resources, enabling them to become viable competitors in all high school athletic programs. To learn more about what the BBABC can do for our children please visit www.bartramatleticboosters.com or contact Candida Chisholm at candidachisholm@bellsouth.net. We strongly encourage everyone to sign up now so you know all the events going on throughout the school year and not wait until the end of the year if your child only plays a spring sport. It is hard to believe that o cially the beginning of fall is just days away. Looking back at summer we saw more than our average share of rainfall, which tried hard to put a damper on our “ shing. Overall the “ shing Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkahas won out, with this summer still being a very good year for many of our favorite species of “ sh. Traditionally, “ shing in our area of the St. Johns River peaks in the fall, which could mean our best “ shing may be just around the corner. During the fall we usually count on the presence of shrimp in the river to bring on the bite of various kinds of fresh and saltwater “ sh. Weather permitting, this bite can last through late October well into early winter. Too much rain or too much early cold can speed up the exit of shrimp and other bait“ sh slowing the bite until spring. Currently we have shrimp in the river. Their quantities have not been large enough or consistent enough to promote excitement for those who were hoping for a productive shrimping season; however, the presence of shrimp in the river should still provide excitement for the anglers that have been looking forward to “ shing this fall. If the weather can cooperate for all that are involved (that would be shrimp, bait“ sh, “ sh and “ sherman), “ shing should really start to improve as fall progresses. Your best baits are going to be fresh-caught live shrimp, “ nger mullet or baby croaker. Bridge and dock pilings anywhere on the river would be great places to try any of these baits. Float rigs, bottom rigs or jig heads “ shed with these live baits will have tremendous results producing trout, red“ sh, ” ounder or sheepshead for at least the next couple of months. Also, dont forget your favorite bottom bouncing “ shing hole for what should be giving up the largest croaker and yellowmouth trout for the year. Fishing Report: Great bream “ shing just about any creek, dock or pond you want to try. Yellowmouth trout should be a bet anywhere from downtown bridges to Green Cove. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. The 10U Creeks Crushers fast pitch softball team capped an amazing season by winning the 2013 USSSA 10 and under A team World Series at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World in July. The team went undefeated in pool play and defeated the River City Rebels 3-2 in the championship game. This talented group of girls won their last nine consecutive tournaments that included six tournament titles, two Florida State Championships and the World Series Championship. The team is coached by Mike Bruman, Todd Sandiford, Allen Sykes and Jessie Wolf. The players include Mallorie Sykes, Morgan Bruman, Faith Sandiford, Peyton Wolf, Kylie Hammonds, Kendall Ford, Aaliyah Monds, Megan OBrien, Allison Bratek, Madison Bratek and Lauren Bevis.

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Page 40, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 yo u C all th e W ate r T reatmen t Compan y J acksonville h as trusted f or ove r 2 0 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp www.treeworkbymitchdrakeandsons.com 2012 Angies List Super Service Award Over 35 Years Experience Call 288-9211 z ay hm Real “NY Style hand tossed pizza at affordable prices. (Next to Publix)Visit: brooklynpizzajax.com Handgun Use & Safety TrainingClassroom & Private Instruction Taught by retired law enforcement personnel Courses now being offered at an indoor shooting range in Orange Park, FLCastellum Development, Inc. Jacksonville, FL 904.325.9868 www.castellumdevelopment.com It was a fun start to the school year as students were able to reunite with old friends and make new ones. Now however, its time to get down to business. The fourth week of school is rounding to an end as athletes get the hang of the new rhythm of classes, practices and their meets, matches and games. Coming up next week is the Bartram vs. St. Augustine football game that can be easily called the most competitive game of the year. St. Augustine has yet to lose to the Bears in the past, although theyve always given them a close game. The game will take place at St. Augustine High School on September 20. With a week left to prepare themselves, the boys have been building up a competitive “ re with hope to be the “ rst team to beat St. Augustine; however, they also have a lot of pressure on their backs. Another big and exciting game to look forward to is the homecoming game that will be played against Seabreeze High School at home on September 27. Before the game, the homecoming court winners will be dressed up and presented to the fans and the students, with their overwhelmingly high spirits eager for the dance the following evening. The girls and boys cross country team have had a few meets already, but are still just getting into their competition for this season. Paul Nowicki, the boys coach for the last nine years describes his new team as young, but with a tremendous work ethic.Ž As state runners-up two years ago, the team hopes to make it back this year and wont stop running until they get it. BTHS Sports RoundupBy Megan Grant, BTHS StudentAs for the girls, their goal is to return to states and place even higher than last season, where they earned seventh place along with conference and district champions. Hannah Giangaspro, a senior on the team who has been running for three years exclaimed that she runs for her teammates and that they keep her going. With an impressive time of 19:12 on her fastest 5K, Giangaspro is looking forward to the challenges presented in her future. The next meet will take place at Mandarin on September 14 at 7:30 a.m. Nothing is too early for the Bears that just seem to never stop running. We have much to look forward to for the future of the black and blue, as the athletics grow stronger everyday and athletes continue to strive for the best with dedication, determination and heart. Friends of the LibraryBOOK SALESat. Sept. 14 9:30 AM Noon Bartram Trail Branch Library The school year has begun and as usual, that means the sports teams are “ red up and ready to go! The Nease Panthers football team has been praacticing since early August and theyre ready for lots of victories. Furthermore, there are going to be some exciting changes at Nease involving sports. The “ rst unveiling will be football: with a tailgate for every home game (featuring music, food, face painting and games), themed t-shirts and a new pumped-up spirit revival, the Panthers are expecting a tremendous turnout and morale for all games. There are other changes and specifics, but those will be revealed through the coming season. Also, the student section, which will be right next to Neases fantastic band, has been renamed The Jungle. Here, there will be an atmosphere of the famous Nease Pride, fueled by the talented musicians who play at every game. This year will focus on Nease Sports RoundupBy Contributing Writer Elena Castello, Nease Studentgetting the sport atmosphere energized and excited and the Golden Boosters Panther Club has dedicated many hours and invested “ nancially to make this year phenomenal. With incentives for students and plans for all sporting events, this committee is sure to set the precedent for an unmatched athletic unity, on and o the “ eld.As the summer starts to depart, leaves begin to fall and the weather begins to cool, we start heading into our fall season. For the Creekside sports department the fall sports teams have been working hard all summer and even at the end of last year. All teams have been preparing themselves for a winning streak this year. The Knights football team has been training all year round for a strong winning season. This year might just become Knight TimeŽ for every team the Knights go up against. Come out and cheer on the Knights varsity team at home on September 27 as they battle it out against Fletcher High School at 7:00 p.m. The junior varsity team will be going up against Nease at home on September 19. Lets CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentbring the Creekside crazies back up to the stands and send our team as much support as possible. Both the girls and boys cross country teams have been training for over three months to blow away any competition this year. The varsity cross country teams have a FLrunners Invite meet coming up on September 28. The meet is being held in Titusville. Only the top 10 boys and girls are competing in this speci“ c meet. The volleyball team has a couple of huge games coming up this month as well. The varsity team plays Nease at Nease on September 19 and the Bartram Trail Bears at Bartram on September 24. Both games are district matches, so come out and support your Creekside Knights volleyball team at 5:30 p.m. for JV and 6:30 p.m. for varsity. The JV team will be having a JV only match on September 11 against Bolles at home. With the new school year also comes new beginnings for some of our sports team. The girls cross country team has a new head coach, Coach Kelly Gooding and assistant coach, Coach Katie Bohatch. The girls are all excited to be able to train alongside two awesome coaches and teachers! With all the training our athletes continue to put in year after year we are only going to get better. So go ahead and take your suit of armor and charge this year ahead of you at full speed. Lets go Creekside Knights! Watch out Bears, the Knights are invading! The scouts of Troop 280 have been busy this summer. At our most recent Court of Honor, over 135 Merit Badges were awarded, as well as many awards for advancement in rank. Two Eagle Scout ranks were also achieved by Dalton Rust and Jacob Perry, who have worked hard to attain this rank over several years. We currently have the privilege of having Eagle Scout Logan Turner serve as our junior assistant Scoutmaster. Turner recently received his Eagle Bronze Palm and continues to work with leadership of the troop. After attending summer News from Troop 280Contributed by Lisa Leavins camp in North Carolina, many scouts also took part in activities at Camp Echockotee nearby, with some being spotted on a local newscast. A group of boys also enjoyed camping at Anastasia Island just before the start of the school year. They enjoyed a di erent kind of campout, taking in an outdoor movie at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and enjoying an outing to a national monument for their Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. In addition, several scouts and parents enjoyed a deep sea “ shing adventure during July. Two more Eagle Scout candidates had fundraisers to “ nance their Eagle project, which were completed this summer. Matt Miller planned and oversaw the completion of a “ re pit and seating area for River of Life Church. Eric Sorenson planned and completed the repairs and renovations to the sign at the St. Johns County Library Bartram Trail branch. Collin Turner completed his project as well, which was to re-develop the playground area of his church preschool. All of the Eagle candidates appreciate the support from the community for their endeavors.News from Troop 280 cont. on pg. 41

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Page 42, The CreekLine • September 2013 • www.thecreekline.com DURBINCROSSING.COMJACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITY and growing!Have you heard the news? A brand new K-8 school is going to be built in the heart of Durbin Crossing scheduled to open for the 2014 school year. Families are ”ocking to North Floridas most sought after community because of the top rated new schools nearby, 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, and stunning model homes from our excellent builders. Join the excitement! See Durbin Crossing today.is coming toA brand new K-8 school! Like us on Facebook 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.comDavid Weekley Homes www.davidweekleyhomes.comCHECKOUTOUR NEWWEBSITE! The Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics swim team “ nished out the summer long course season with some dazzling achievements. Seven Loggerhead swimmers are ranked in the Florida Swimming 2013 long course top ten. Congratulations to Michael Morton (“ fth in the 11-12 1500m free), Isaiah Thompson (ninth in the 10 and under 100m breast), Abbey Ellis (sixth in the 11-12 200m back), Anna Gapinski (eighth in the 11-12 1500m free), Summer Stan“ eld (10th in the 11-12 50m free), Julianna Pettinger (“ fth in the 15-16 100m back and eighth in the 15-16 100m ” y) and Dani Gordon (“ fth in the 15-16 100m breast and sixth in the 15-16 200m breast). Loggerhead senior swimmers showed their speed at the 2013 Florida Swimming Senior Championship meet held at Indian River State College. For the Loggerhead 15-16 girls, Gordon raced to “ rst place “ nishes in the both 200m IM and 200m breaststroke and Pettinger came in “ rst in the 100m back and second in the 100m ” y. JCLAs Eric Jacob also turned in an impressive second place “ nish in the mens open 200m ” y at this statewide competition. Loggerhead age group swimmers rocked the pool at the Area 1 and 4 Championships in Tallahassee. In addition to JCLAs overall third place “ nish, Lexi Smith and Ty LaRue each brought home high point winner trophies and Lukas Burchianti was the high point runner up for 15-18 year old boys. Loggerhead individual “ rst School is back in session and with that comes the start of another exciting year of sports at Creekside High School. All of the fall sporting events, such as football, band, cheer, dance team, swim, cross country, volleyball and golf, are underway. All of this would not be possible without the constant support of the Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Club (CKABC). Under the direction of president, Anne Marie Gennusa and in coordination with Guy Harris, athletic director, the Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Clubs main purpose is to provide cooperation of home, school and community in support of all of the athletic programs of Creekside High School. The 2013 membership drive is currently underway. All student athlete families at Creekside are strongly encouraged to help further the success of their athletic programs by joining the boosters at any of the levels of membership. The booster club also relies heavily on the support of our business and community sponsors. Please contact CKABC at www.creeksideknights.com if you are interested in helping our student athletic programs. The booster club is proud to partner with the Travis Manion Foundation for the third annual 9/11 Heroes Run-Jacksonville. Volunteer, donate or cheer, but most of all HonorŽ the sacri“ ces of 9/11. Driven to Give, inspired by the Lincoln Reimage Project, will be at the Knights varsity football game on Friday, September 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. They will donate $20 to Creekside High School for each test drive or survey completed that night. Whichever CHS sports team is best represented that evening Creekside Knights booster club updateBy Contributing Writer Debby McKernan, Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Boardwill be awarded a special prize for their team. Get your Creekside spirit wear! Dont buy the knocko sƒWilliams Athletics is authorized and now carries authentic Creekside High School spirit wear! The Kings Closet will also be open for business at select sporting events throughout the school year. Save the date! The third annual Running of the KnightsŽ will be held on Friday, May 14, 2014 at Creekside High School. This is a 5k run/walk, a centipede team race and one mile fun run. There will also be a family-friendly festival with food, games, music and more. Further information about Creekside Athletic Booster Club or upcoming events may be found on the website at www. creeksideknights.com. Go Knights!Loggerheads nish long course seasonBy Contributing Writer Lorraine Herrerosplace “ nishers were Aidan Paro, Eleanor Pollitt, Hadley Browder, Ryan Krejci, LaRue, Smith, Ben Koros, Burchianti, Ethan Chestang and Matthew Morin. Second place winners were Angelica Lagasca, Kate Revels, Kendall Henley, Erin Wadhams, Jane Wadhams, Tanvi Marulendra, Emma Revels and Jessica Koros. Third place “ nishers were Madison Braum, Yvette Zerry and Elizabeth Pauly. JCLA was proud to be represented at the Southern Zone Age Group Champs in Greenville, South Carolina by our assistant head coach Jennifer Ferguson who was selected to coach the 13-14 girls Florida Zone all-star team. Swimmers Brittney Campbell and Pettinger exempli“ ed the teams values of excellence and sportsmanship at the meet with Pettinger “ nishing “ rst in the 100 back and third in the 100 ” y.Photo by John Hulvey. Loggerhead high point winner, Lexi Smith.

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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 9 September 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 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 9 Civics 101 Page 11 Call for art patrons Page 12 Town Hall meetings Page 13 MS Bike event Page 17 BTHS Happenings Page 18 Helping Hands update Page 20 International twirlerPage 21 Get your u shot! Page 23 JCE lighthouses Page 24 Back to School Guide Page 28 Wards Creek updatePage 30 FCMS goes back to schoolPage 31 Native Sons & DaughtersPage 33 Faith News Page 36 Gardening Page 37 4-H horse show Page 40 High school sports Page 43 Catholic night at ballpark $150 Off or 0% Financing! 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 HomeContact us for details. out how! The student count for the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) on opening day, August 19, 2013, was 30,503, an increase of 1,077 students or 3.7 percent over last years rst day number of 29,426. During the past six years when many districts have seen sustained or declining enrollment, St. Johns County has continued to be one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The high school student count was 9,654, with 1,757 students at Bartram Trail High School, 1,868 at Creekside High School, 1,294 at Pedro Menendez High School, 1,619 at Allen D. Nease High School, 1,519 at Ponte Vedra High School and 1,597 at St. Augustine High School. There were also 169 students in attendance at St. Johns Technical High School (SJTHS). SJTHS is located on the campus of First Coast Technical College and o ers academic studies combined with career and vocational training. Middle school attendance totaled 7,425, with student headcounts ranging from 596 at Sebastian Middle School Last spring some very special buddies visited the Field of Dreams at Aberdeen Park. Buddies are volunteers who are teamed up with each player. Field of Dreams is special baseball eld where mentally and physically disabled children in St. Johns get to play Americas favorite sport. What made closing day special was that in addition to the regular buddies, canine buddies came to visit with the kids. What makes these canine buddies really special is that they I had no idea. I thought I was doing the right thing to keep my child safe. These are the most oft-spoken words by parents and caregivers who visit the St. Johns County Tax Collectors (SJTC) o ce to take advantage of the Project Buckle Up child safety seat installation and education service our sta provides. For more than a decade in St. Johns County, Project Buckle Up has been helping parents make their kids vehicle travel safer by demonstrating proper car seat installation techniques and ensuring parents know how to make sure a child ts his or her car seat properly. The o ce has seven certi ed Child Passenger Safety technicians at three locations, trained to help parents of children from birth to age 13. Anyone who has child passengers can call the SJTC and schedule an appointment for this free service. Technicians are located at the Julington Creek o ce as well as both St. Augustine o ces located on Lewis Speedway and U.S. Highway 1 South. Appointments are required because our technicians have other responsibilities and are not available to provide Canine companions are specially trainedOrganization provides buddies for people with special needs By Karl Kennellare trained to be a lifelong friend and companion for the children who are physically and mentally disabled. They came from Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI was founded in 1975 as a non-pro t organization to provide highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support for free to children and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Service dogs, skilled companions, hearing dogs and facility dogs are the four types of assistance dogs that are trained by CCI. These service dogs are provided to an independent individual not only to assist with physical tasks, but to also provide social support. These skilled companion dogs are trained to work with an adult or child with a disability under the guidance of a facilitator. A facilitator is typically a parent, spouse or caregiver who handles and cares for the assistance dog. Facility dogs are expertly trained dogs who partner with a facilitator working in a health care, visitation or educational setting, while hearing dogs are specially trained to alert for key sounds by making physical contact such as nudging the leg or arm. Among the many sounds hearing dogs are trained to recognize and respond to are the sound of a doorbell, alarm clock, someone calling a name or a smoke alarm. Disabilities served include but are not limited to cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, autism, spinal cord injuries and Downs syndrome. CCI provides Opening day for SJC schools a successContributed by Christina Langston, St. Johns County School DistrictRight seat, right direction for the right ageProject Buckle Up child safety seat installation coming soon to Fruit CoveContributed by Patsy Heiss, St. Johns County Tax Collectors of ce Robert Heiss sits securely in his properly secured booster seat. JCE fth grader Hannah Behan getting off the bus. Opening day cont. on pg. 32 Canine companions cont. on pg. 4car seat service to walk-in customers.Project Buckle Up cont. on pg. 7

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 3 Whats NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreeekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@thecreekline.com or 886-4919. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Like us on Facebook facebook.com/ thecreekline Advertise in The CreekLine and reach 25,000 + addresses. Book NOW for the Senior NewsLine a feature section of The CreekLine For advertising info please call Linda Gay: 904-886-4919Now is the time to advertise your . Financial Planning, Elder Care, Senior Activities, Health Care for Seniors, Assisted Living Facilities, Senior Living Communities, and more! The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department would like to invite you to participate with AyoLane Halusky, our county naturalist, in a four to six hour paddle from Trout Creek Park to the Six Mile Creek. We will stop halfway for lunch at a local restaurant and kayak back to the Trout Creek boat ramp. Bring your own kayak, paddle, PFD and join us for a kayak paddle instruction for the beginner paddler prior to the start of your journey. Everyone will meet at the Trout Creek Community Center and boat ramp, located at 6795 Collier Road in St. Augustine, at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, September 13 for the start of the adventure. Bring along your questions about the local history, the ora, fauna and creatures that can be found along the shoreline and the in creek. If further information is needed, please call AyoLane Halusky at 2090348. The Friends of Bartram Trail Library will present ACT and SAT preparation classes at the library. The SAT class will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the ACT class will begin at 6:30 p.m. All classes will be held on Monday. The class dates are: September 30, October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28. Pre-registration is mandatory as class size is limited. Registration closes on September 23, 2013. Course books will be needed; information available upon registration. Please register at folbtl@gmail.com and include the students name, grade and class selection (ACT or SAT). Discover additional ways your owers, fruits and vegetables may ourish on September 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Windstorm Training Center, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. By incorporating native plants to sustain pollinators, you naturally enhance your landscape. Your plants are healthier and more productive. Knowledge and experience is provided by Joan Kramer, master beekeeper; Beverly Fleming, nature columnist and Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant. The program is free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. Florida native plants are also available for purchase. For more information, please call 209-0430. The MOMS Club St. Augustine-North is a wonderful way to meet other stay-at-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Mothers with children of all ages are welcome. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead. These business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Please contact us at sanmoms@ gmail.com or visit www.sanmomsclub.weebly.com for more information. Residents interested in providing input on the St. Johns County library systems long range planning, including desirable future services and programs, are encouraged to complete a brief survey available through September 30 at www. sjcpls.org or in person at any library branch or bookmobile location. Participant feedback on such topics as facilities, outreach, technology and service Publisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompsoneditor@thecreekline.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay LG@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather SeayHS@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.comRT 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 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. 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We welcomed over 33,000 students to our campuses, an increase of 3.7 percent over this time last year. Our schools are bursting at the seams, but as I visit schools and classrooms, teaching and learning is in full swing throughout the district. As usual, there have been a few bus route adjustments, but the transportation department worked hard to correct problems. Something new this year is a multi-path choice for graduation for our students. Senate Bill 1076, passed by the legislature and signed by the governor, went into e ect July 1, 2013. The bill provides three pathways for graduation for our students: standard diploma, scholar designation, and merit designation. The legislation recognizes the fact that one size does not t all students. Scholar designation provides a more academically rigorous curriculum than standard diploma for those students who are university bound. They must take two years of foreign language as well as more math and science and at least one college level course. Merit designation students have the same requirements as standard diploma, but they must use their elective courses to attain one or more industry certi cations, which more fully prepare them for entry into the workforce. I applaud the legislature for recognizing that students need di erent paths to graduation based upon their life goals. Zoning for the two new K-8 schools is the hot topic in the northern part of the county. Town Hall meetings are being held in early September to present possible zoning options to parents. The school board welcomes and encourages careful consideration of these plans and suggestions and alternate plans as we seek the best way to ll the schools. The board plans to vote on the zoning for the new schools at our November meeting. A link for public input will be provided on our website, www. stjohns.k12. .us, following the Town Hall meetings. Another topic of much discussion is the move to Common Core State Standards which are being phased in, with full implementation scheduled for next school year. The Common Core is a set of standards (what students know and are able to do) that have been adopted by 45 states across the nation. While these are national standards, the curriculum to teach them is a local decision. St. Johns Countys way of teaching the standards will di er from that of other counties and certainly from other states. Our curriculum sta and a cadre of teachers have been developing Curriculum Maps that lay out the timeline for teaching the various standards. Textbooks and other curricular materials will be provided to teachers, but each teacher still has the ability to craft his/her lessons for each standard. Parents will nd that the Common Core will help sta maximize the library systems resources for the bene t of residents county wide. To learn more about the many services currently o ered at your local library branch visit www.sjcpls.org/content/ branches. The St. Johns County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your lawn and garden questions at the Bartram Trail Library, located at 60 Davis Pond Road at the entrance to Julington Creek Plantation. The clinics are scheduled for Thursday, September 19 and Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can bring in a soil sample for free pH testing. Instructions on taking a soil sample can be found on the internet. The Bartram Trail Branch Library is partnering with the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society (NEFAS) to present an evening of viewing the moon and learning about astronomy. International Observe the Moon Night will be held on Saturday, October 12 and NEFAS will be at the library from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with their telescopes. NEFAS donated a telescope to the Bartram Trail Branch that can be checked out, just like a book or movie. Through grants awarded by the Universities Space Research Association Lunar and Planetary Institute, the Bartram Trail Branch and the Bookmobile-Extension Services Department of the SJCPLS also have binocular kits available for loan. The event is planned and intended for families, but we are particularly encouraging teens to participate as part of Teen Read Week 2013s theme Seek the Unknown @ Your Library. (Teen Read Week is October 13 through 19). Groups who plan on attending are required to pre-register; please call Carla or Melissa at the library at 8276960. 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. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library on Tuesday, September 17 and Monday, September 23 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please sistently in the top ve jurisdictions throughout the entire state for single-family permitting over the past two years. The e ectiveness of the division through its multi-certi ed licensed professionals and fully automated inspection system has enabled the division to cope with the recent increases. The division prides itself on customer service and chooses to work in conjunction with the contractors to deliver a code compliant product. There are a number of factors contributing to the surge in permitting but its obvious that St. Johns County is on everyones radar. The housing industry a ects nearly every aspect of commerce and many businesses are the mend. Keep in mind that most of these houses being constructed are from approvals of many years ago. Because of the slowdown, contractors were not pulling permits. We still have over 50,000 approved home sites not yet permitted. There are lots of people working and that is great.Commisioners Desk cont. from pg. 4 Whats New cont. from pg. 3 standards are more deep and less wide than the Sunshine State Next Generation standards that have been used for the last several years, allowing students to explore the subject matter more critically and thoroughly. The new standards are more rigorous and more relevant than the old. I plan to visit classrooms in many schools this fall to see how the actual instruction is delivered and how it di ers from what we have used in the past. As always, thank you for your interest in and support of public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12. .us. The CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Whats New cont. on pg. 6School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board

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Page 6, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Over 15 Years Legal Experience904-665-0005www.preddylaw.com Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Buy A Business John SerbCertied Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Condential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTEROF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Did you know that sex offenders or predators move an average of four times a year? It is for this reason that our citizens want and need easy access to sex o ender data so they can run neighborhood searches around their home and school. They want to stay updated with emails and postal mailing whenever there is a change around them. In addition, 80 percent to 90 percent of us likely have a sex o ender living within a one mile radius of our home, our childrens school or place of work. This month I would like to talk to you about a very important program we o er here at your Sheri s Of- ce. It is the O enderWatch Program. This is an on-line tool to keep you better informed as to where registered sex o enders and predators reside in our county. This system will enable anyone with an internet connection to search for registered sex o enders and predators within our county by name or address. This program is two-fold: A geographic tool and an email noti cation program. With the geographic tool, any address in the county can be entered into a search engine and a map will be displayed showing full information on the location of any registered sex o enders or predators living within a mile radius of that address. The email noti cation program allows any person to enter up to ve addresses in the county into a database so that the Sheri s O ce can notify you of any o enders or predators who moves within one mile of that given address. To sign up for the O enderWatch program, go to our website at www.sjso.org and click on the Sex O ender and Predator tab and then the O enderWatch link. Instructions will guide you through the process. Also on our website you will nd safety tips for parents and children in reference to sex o enders. Parents should take responsibility and know where your children are at all times. Be familiar with their friends and daily activities. Build selfesteem in your child. Listen carefully to your childrens fears and be supportive in all your discussions with them. Replace fear with knowledge. Teach decision-making to your child. Children at all ages can make decisions. Practice early with little decisions so big decisions later are easier. Teach them to trust their own feelings and assure them they have a right to say no to what they sense is wrong. Choose substitute care givers carefully. Be alert to any teenager or adult who is paying unusual amounts of attention to your children or giving them inappropriate or expensive gifts. Teach your children that no one should approach them or touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. If someone does, they should tell their parent(s) immediately. Some safety tips for children include: Teach them about who they are including their full name, birth date, complete address, phone number and their parents full names. If a child is in a public place and they get separated from you, encourage and teach them to not to wander around looking but to go to a checkout counter, a security o ce or lost and found. Have them tell someone in authority that they have become separated from their parent and need help in nding them. If possible, use the buddy system. Its more fun and there is safety in numbers. Dont wander the neighborhood after dark or while alone. If someone follows your child on foot or in a car, teach them to stay away from them and nd a trusted neighbor or adult. Be sure to tell them not to talk with strangers, give directions or look for a lost pet from someone they do not know. Most importantly, if someone tries to take a child away, the best defenses are the childs legs and voices. Try to run and scream before they get too close and call 911 immediately. There is a wealth of information on our website on this topic as well as on many other topics at www.sjso.org. Please feel free to follow the Sheri s O ce on Facebook and Twitter and feel free to email me with any questions or concerns at dshoar@sjso.org. Thanks for reading and stay safe! call the Reference Desk at 8276960. World Golf Village Toastmasters meets the rst and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at First Florida Credit Union (entrance in back), located at 1950 County Road 210 West. You are invited to visit the World Golf Village Toastmasters Club. Our members include experienced Toastmasters and those just starting. Together we share the Toastmasters experience in ...a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, where every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skillsand have fun doing it. For more information, please visit www.worldgolfvillage. toastmastersclubs.org. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 meets the rst Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The otilla is always looking for new members, particularly those who own aircraft, boats and have radio equipment and skills. If you are interested, please contact Vic Aquino at 460-0243. The St. Johns Federated Republican Women invite you to join them the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Davidson Realty in World Golf Village. Men are always welcome. There will be no scheduled meetings for June, July and August, but we will resume our monthly schedule on September 16. For more information, please contact sjfedrepublicanwomen@gmail.com. The next meeting of the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will be Saturday, September 21 at the Main Library in St. Augustine. Mark Ari, acclaimed a true original by Kirkus Reviews, will conduct a Flash Fiction Workshop for attendees. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Florida where he has won the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award three times. He publishes ction, non- ction and poetry. Library doors open at 10:00 a.m., the meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. and all are welcome to attend. Programs are presented in partnership with the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association and the Friends of the Main Library. All book sales bene t the FOL. The Main Library is located at 1960 US Highway 1 in St. Augustine. The St. Johns County Extension O ce would like to invite local venders with home and garden products to participate in the 2013 St. Johns County Home and Garden Show and Datil Pepper Festival. It will be held the weekend of October 5 and 6 at the St. Johns County Agriculture Center, located at 3125 Agriculture Center Drive. Consider participating in this local event. It may expose your business to a broader audience and make individuals aware that you support local community activities. If you would like to reserve a space in the show, please call 209-0430 for further information. The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) program is now o ering free tobacco cessation classes at Good Samaritan Wild ower Clinic in St. Augustine. The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and provide a free workbook, water bottle and stress ball as well as free nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge and gum) to assist tobacco users in their quit attempt. Classes will be held on Mondays beginning September 16 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Please call 482-0189 to register or visit our website at www.north oridaahec.org.O enderWatch ProgramWhats New cont. from pg. 5

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 7 Kids Are Not Little AdultsWe understand that kids are not little adults. They have special needs and an emergency room can be an anxious place for a child. Our physicians are board certied in emergency medicine and our registered nurses are certied in pediatric advanced life support and trained in pediatric medication administration. The Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek oers rapid response for pediatric patients children will be seen quickly in one of our two pediatric rooms. Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek Because kids are not little adults. www.memorialhospitaljax.com Call today! 904-217-6034William Cullen, DMD Awbree Galpin, DMDGeneral DentistsAndrew Forrest, DMD, MSPeriodontist2233 County Road 210 West St. Johns, FL 32259 SouthlakeDentalCareFL.com*Offers not to be applied toward account balances or dental services already delivered and not in conjunction with any other offers, discounts or reduced-fee plans. D9975, D0150, D0330, D0272, D0210, D1110, D8040, D8090, D8660 IT IS OUR OFFICE POLICY THAT THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED-FEE OR REDUCED-FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. DN7894 | DN20135 | DN16336 ADVN19527 Cleaning,Exam & X-rays$59(Reg. $295) Offer Expires 11/30/13.*Includes exam, cleaning & x-rays. New Patients Only.Take-HomeWhitening$1(Reg. $199) Offer Expires 11/30/13.*Receive a whitening kit & custom trays with completed new patient exam, cleaning & x-rays. New Patients Only.ImplantConsultation$1(Reg. $191) Offer Expires 11/30/13.*New Patients Only. e OR s OR Community Hospice of Northeast Florida has hired NW St. Johns County resident Bill Bickford as chief information of- cer. Bickford has more than 14 years of experience in the eld of information technology (IT) and aligning operational and technological processes with corporate strategies. In his new role, Bickford is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the Community Hospice IT platform, which includes health information management and electronic health records functions. Information technology is critical in the evolution of todays healthcare industry, said Phil Ward, chief operating o cer at Community Hospice. Bills data management and analysis expertise will bene t a healthcare organization like Community Hospice that is focused on continuous quality improvement and the assessment of market needs. Before joining Community Hospice, Bickford worked locally as an entrepreneur and strategy consultant at his own rm, Bickford Consulting, LLC, providing a wide range of services and applications to businesses and the government, including the Department of Defense. Bickford was also vice president of operations at software company IxReveal Inc., and vice president of strategic solutions at Idea Integration, a systems integration rm and subsidiary of Adecco North America. Bickford served as a platoon sergeant and team leader under special operations-reconnaissance in the United States Marine Corps. Bickford earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management and Finance from Slippery Rock University and earned Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certi cation from Purdue University Engineering. He volunteers his time with the Wounded Warrior Project and at Camp Ta Kum Ta, a camp where kids can go to reclaim a childhood robbed by cancer. I am excited about the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with Community Hospice to help enhance their service to patients and their families in Northeast Florida, said Bickford.About Community Hospice of Northeast Florida: Established in 1979, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is the only locally based, nonpro t hospice provider serving residents of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. Each day, 940 employees and 930 volunteers help approximately 1,300 patients and their families live better with advanced illness. Community Hospice has served more than 85,000 patients at home, long term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and its six inpatient care centers conveniently located through-St. Johns resident joins Community Hospice out the area. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for endof-life care in our community. Please visit www.CommunityHospice.com.Technicians will be onsite at our Julington Creek location at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard on Tuesday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in celebration of national Child Passenger Safety Week. Checkup events are the only times when people can drive up without an appointment to have their childrens car seats checked. For more information about Project Buckle Up, please visit www.sjctax.us or call 209-2250.Project Buckle Up cont. from pg. 1

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Page 8, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Advertised APR is for terms of up to 48 months and applies to new or used cars, trucks, or SUVs. APR is based upon individualized credit history and spe cic characteristics of your credit application. Advertised APR includes a .25% auto payment discount. APR also includes a .25% Eco-Friendly discount which applies only to new or used aut os that have an EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) estimated highway fuel economy of 30 MPG (Miles Per Gallon) or greater, as listed on www.fueleconomy.gov Advertised APR rate is subject to change at any time witho ut prior notice. Other loan terms (up to 84 months on new autos and 72 months on used autos) are available. Some restrictions apply. Excludes loans already nanced at First Florida Credit Union. Does not apply to indirect loan programs. We pay a maximum of $200 or 1% of the loan amount (whichever is less) on any new or used auto loan. Excludes loans already na nced at First Florida Credit Union. Oer is available starting September 1, 2013 and can be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Cannot be used in combination with other cash back oers or coupons. Does not apply to indirect loan programs. *For qualied borrowers only. Some restrictions apply. Oer can be withdrawn anytime without prior notice. Payments can be defe rred for up to 90 days from the date of loan closing. Interest will continue to accrue during loan payment deferral period. Deferring your payment may increase the total amount of nance charges you will pay. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Saint Johns, Duval, Baker, Flagler, Clay, or Nassau County. A savings/share account with a minimum balance of $5 is required for membership. Buying a new or used auto? Perhaps you want to drive down your monthly payments by renancing another lenders high-rate loan. With First Florida Credit Union auto nancing, youll get more mileage for your money. Dont let nancing like this pass you by. Contact First Florida today. Rates as low as 1.74% APR Up to $200 cash back Option to put your payments on park*|||LOW AUTO LOAN RATES, CASH BACK & NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 90 DAYS APPROVAL IS FAST AND EASY!Stop by our County Road 210 Branch; call (904) 359-6800, ext. 1 or (800) 766-4328, ext. 1; or visit www.rstorida.org.

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Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. Patriotism: an emotion associated with national pride, civic duty and even a willingness to sacri ce. Among my most patriotically exhilarating experiences was attending the Independence Day festivities in Washington, D.C. The rst time was in 1995 when I was a participant in the National Geographic Society Instructional Leadership Institute with 40 other teachers from the United States and Canada. Several of us attended the concert and reworks extravaganza on the Capitol lawn. Among the thousands there that day were a multitude of languages, religions, ideologies, ethnicities and nationalities. The revelry was extraordinary. Afterward, my Canadian friends commented that American patriotism and our ag-waving was curious if not a little excessive. Im certain they meant no disrespect, but were merely comparing our two countries. The thought, though, is interesting. Can patriotism be excessive? Over the last months Ive discussed R. Freeman Butts principles of Civism. This month we consider the last two, patriotism and human rights. Patriotism is necessary for the survival of any society. A prosperous, healthy people feel pride and responsibility for their nation and its posterity. Otherwise, they are doomed to a fate of decline and dissolution. But, again, what about excessive patriotism? Butts said patriotism in its corrupted form is chauvinism and xenophobia, that is, excessive devotion to ones own people and hatred of strangers and foreigners. Despicable acts and ideologies such as Nazism, terrorism, human tra cking and radical Islamism are certainly worthy of Americas hatred. Where, though, is the line between healthy patriotism and the corrupt extremes? Current immigration policy debate provides us an interesting perspective on that di cult question. The debate is concerned primarily with how to manage future immigration and what to do about the millions of undocumented immigrants. Being a nation of immigrants, the goal of proudly protecting Americans lives, values and future is delicately balanced with the obligation to allow others the opportunity God has given us. Additionally, when we apply our values to international affairs, other concerns arise. Butts warned that protecting human rights can devolve into cultural imperialism. Consider two historical attempts by the United States to protect human rights abroad. First, during Americas involvement in third-world countries during the Cold War, were we sincerely attempting containment of communism or were we guilty of cultural imperialism? Second, some critics of the Bush/Cheney administration accused them of nation-building in Iraq by forcing American values where they werent wanted. One could argue that in each instance, the United States was guilty of both good intentions and misguided ambitions. Is the goal of spreading democracy a noble e ort to help others acquire fundamental human rights or is it imperialistic to assume that all other cultures should share our values? America is a strong nation of diverse compassionate people thriving to live in a world of peaceful free people. Con icts inevitably arise. We are not called to dictate and to conquer. Rather, we are summoned to work fervently to whatever compromised solution possible or to whatever bitter struggle is necessary to protect and serve the well-being of all.Newcomers of North St. Johns will hold a meeting and luncheon on Tuesday, October 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Alhambra Dinner Theater, located at 12000 Beach Boulevard. We invite all of our current members and any resident of North St. Johns County who has moved here recently, is experiencing a life change or would like to get acquainted with some new friends. Please come and join us! The menu for the luncheon includes a salad, a choice between marinated chicken breast served with roasted Texas potatoes and steamed vegetable blend or Chef DeJuans Moroccan grouper, pan seared with roma tomatoes, capers, olives, raisins and basil served over white rice with green beans. For dessert there is a choice of milk chocolate pots de creme or lemon curd pound cake with fresh berries and whipped cream. The total cost is $25, including tax and tip. A cash bar is available. Door prizes and ra es will be o ered. All reservations must be received by October 7 and there are no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ, indicate menu choice as chicken or grouper and chocolate or pound cake and mail to Ann Palmieri, 754 Copperhead Circle, St. Augustine, FL 32092. Please email Carolyn at cglover1962@ att.net for additional luncheon information. Our program will feature music from South Paci c. After the presentation, Craig Smith, the managing partner of Alhambra, will give a talk and answer any questions. Our club o ers a wide variety of activities for you to get E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School DistrictNewcomers announce October luncheonBy Contributing Writer Mona Jensen, NNSJacquainted and have fun. Mark your calendar for the third Tuesday of each month through May for our luncheons (except the second Tuesday in November and December) and request our newsletter to receive information about other upcoming events. If you are interested in membership information, please contact Sue at sjaird@ comcast. net. For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@thecreekline.comThe CreekLine

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The new Indulge team is committed to delivering an extraordinary guest experience o ering hair services as a Goldwell exclusive salon, nail services as a Light Concept Nails (LCN) certi ed salon. Indulge is also a day spa featuring Glotherapeutics skin care line offering a wide variety of facials, massages, spray tanning, hair removal, body wraps and more. With a beautiful, elegant and soothing dcor, Indulge o ers a unique set up for guest to relax, renew and rejuvenate. At Indulge we strive to make a di erence in peoples lives. We are honored with the opportunity to make your day a better day. We love to make you look and feel beautiful inside out. We are committed to do what it takes to make your experience with us one you will want to repeat and tell your friends and family about! Stelfox said. Indulge will be hosting its grand-reopening on September 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and invites everyone to join their elegant extravaganza party. During this event, there will be a spa day ra e, a $250 Moroccanoil product basket ra e, a $100 gift card ra e and tons of great discounts for products and services. In addition, during this events clients will have the opportunity to sign up for savings all year long. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Get your cha-cha heels on for this years 23rd annual First Coast Classic Dancesport Championship. Ballroom and Latin dancers from around the United States and beyond will compete for $100,000 in cash prizes at the Renaissance World Golf Village in St. Augustine from October 3 through 5, 2013. Now in its second decade, the First Coast Classic gives spectators the chance to experience the glamour and excitement of a live dance competition up close. You will see some of the nations top professional and amateur couples perform in their dazzling costumes, at the beautiful Renaissance Resort WGV. The competition excitement heats up Thursday morning and continues all day and night through the weekend. Friday and Saturday evenings feature the pros performing electrifying dances such as the Cha-Cha, Salsa, Tango, Waltz and Jive, as they compete for the World Masters Title. Spectator tickets are available for day and evening sessions starting at $20. Dinner tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, please call 338-9200. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!The JCP CDD board of supervisors approved the scal 2013-2014 budget. Districtwide, assessments decrease by $213,983 compared to the current 2012-2013 budget. The annual non-ad valorem assessment for single family homes will decrease by approximately 4 percent to $730. This year it is $760 and was $830 in scal 2012. Assessment decreases apply proportionately to multifamily and commercial property owners in the CDD. The annual assessment decrease is due to the 2002 bond re nancing to a lower interest rate, a surplus for the current year due to savings achieved through good management by our sta and targeted line item decreases for the new 20132014 budget year. Total budgeted revenue for 2014 includes approximately $2.28 million of non-ad valorem assessments (55 percent of total), $1.6 million of user fees (40 percent of total) and $216,600 of carry forward surplus from prior years (5 percent of total). Budgeted revenue and expenses are recorded by department with department revenue exceeding expense in Loggerhead swim team by $32,000, tennis by $24,600, catering and events by $1,400. These departments will help subsidize other parts of the operation where revenue is lower than expense (e.g. aquatics, tness center) or not collected such as housekeeping and property maintenance. Payroll will increase in 2014 and still be less than our current 2013 budgeted payroll due to sta ng changes implemented by our general manager. Wage increases for 2014 were approved after a focused review for increased job duties, increases in worked hours and a 1.6 percent cost of living increase. The CDD collects all of its assessments, usually slightly more than 100 percent due to late fees. Our nancial assets include a capital reserve account fully funded for repairs/ replacement of our facilities and equipment, based on an independent consultant report that is updated each year. The board is reviewing bids to replace existing tness center equipment which has exceeded its manufacturers life. Fitness center use ranges from 300-500 daily visits and we are experiencing frequent equipment downtime and TV service interruptions. We expect to resolve these problems with new equipment this fall; a new oor was installed last spring. In closing, I o er a few personal comments. Previous articles written by Supervisor Lansdale seem to create confusion because his articles heavily re ect his personal opinions. He seems to suggest our Loggerhead swim team should consider leaving the CDD and I disagree. Mr. Lansdales facility overhead charge for our swim team is his own calculation and not consistent with how the CDD accounts for our operating departments. Much of the CDD total overhead cost exists whether or not we have a swim team and I support our dedicated swim families. Please attend a CDD public meeting and see for yourself what is discussed and decided. His ongoing characterizations of JCP CDD supervisors are in- ammatory, unprofessional and unfairly portray the CDD to the larger general public who may consider living here. I am frequently asked, What childrens activity will he go after next? 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.Salon announces new management Dancing fans celebrate Ballroom and Latin dance championship Julington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Cathy Klein, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, September 16 7 pmThis months selection is The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. All are welcome to join us for this discussion. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLine886-4919Dusk Dawn DEET Dress Drain Remember The 5 Ds of Mosquito ControlAll St. Johns County residents may contact the Anastasia Mosquito Control District if in need of a service request! Service requests can be made on the website or by phone. 471-3107www.amcdsjc.org

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Flea Control! 904-449-2055 ParadisePoolService.net Licensed and Insured State Certied Pool Contractor Lic. # CPC1456905 & CPC1458125 Paradise Pool Service ~ Your Pool Specialist Sparkling!Thanks to Paradise Pools 1/2 month free service with 6 month agreement (last month) EXP: 9/30/135% discount on pool nish when installing a new pool nishEXP: 9/30/13 Mallena Urban, REALTOR 11226 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223C: (321) 543-9008O: (904) 421-7930 www.murban.WatsonRealtyCorp.com murban@WatsonRealtyCorp.com www.facebook.com/murban00 ...Serving my neighborhood of North St Johns with Integrity... The St. Johns Cultural Council is seeking nominations for the 2014 annual Dr. Gail P aster ROWITA Awards (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts.) The Cultural Council is asking members of the community to submit nominations of women who have made signi cant contributions to the arts and the arts community in St. Johns County. To nominate an individual, please submit a one page letter that includes the following information: 1. Number of years the applicant has resided in St. Johns County (minimum of ve years) 2. Nominees name and contact information in case more information is needed 3. A brief history of the nominee (to include place of birth, work experiences, etc.) 4. Accomplishments, awards, special recognitions 5. Community impact of the nominees work, contributions and leadership to the arts in St. Johns County (include arts advocacy initiatives that have had a direct impact on St. Johns County) Please include a photograph of the nominee, press/ media clippings and any additional supporting materials about the nominee. Nominees must be current residents of St. Johns County. Lifetime achievement will be one of the most important criteria for determining the nal selections. Artists of all disciplines, including literary, visual and performance are eligible. Nominations may be emailed to stjohnscultural@ bellsouth.net or mailed to St. Johns Cultural Council, 15 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2013. Only fully completed nominations will be considered. Past nominees who were not selected may be re-nominated. Former winners include Shirley Bryce, Sister Diane Couture, Barbara Minckley, Kay Burtin, Betty Fell, Sally Walton, Mili Koger, JoAnne Engelbert, Jean Troemel, Carrie Johnson, Luba Estes, Jan Miller, Chris Man, Jean Rahner, Emma Lee Carpenter, Rozelyn Cole, Eva Doolittle, Karen Harvey, Dr. Dorothy Israel, Anne Kraft, Monika Macbeth and Barbara Vickers. For more information, please contact 808-7330. To learn more about the Cultural Council visit www.stjohnsculture.com.Warm weather means we all want to be outside beautifying our homes and yards. The Architectural Control Coordinator wants to remind all residents that it is your responsibility as an owner to protect and enhance the quality and aesthetics of Julington Creek Plantation (JCP). Everyone must submit an Architectural Control Committee (ACC) application for any modi- cations to the exterior of their home (See the Amended and Restated Supplemental Declaration to Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions of JCP POA, Inc.) prior to beginning any work. Even if you are performing regular maintenance or warranty issues, you are encouraged to contact the ACC coordinator to obtain approval in advance. Projects that involve modi cations to the exterior look of the property (e.g., fences, room additions, patios, pavers, tree removal, installation of landscaping and painting) must conform to the Covenants and Restrictions and the Architectural Guidelines for (JCP). All homeowners are encouraged to be familiar with the JCP Covenants and Restrictions. It is your responsibility to understand and adhere to the Covenants and Restrictions of the Association as the enforcement of the Covenants and Restrictions rests with the ACC coordinator on behalf of the JCP Property Owners Association board of directors. Homeowners should also review the JCP Architectural Guidelines before deciding on a project and must submit their proposed plans to the JCP ACC for approval prior to beginning their project. Additionally, the ACC is in the process of making some updates to the Architectural Guidelines. You will receive noti cation of these changes once they have been approved and ready for circulation. To obtain a copy of the ACC application and more speci c guidelines please visit the website at www.julingtoncreekplantation.org. The Architectural Guidelines and the Application are included in the Documents section of this website. We are here to serve you and appreciate your time and attention to this important matter. If you have any questions or need a copy of the Covenants and Restrictions or the Architectural Guidelines please contact me at the MAY Management Services, Inc., JCP O ce at 8808796 and ask to speak with Joi Local fundraising professional Diane Quick has recently joined the sta of Home Again St. Johns. Over the past 20 years, Quick has worked with three Northeast Florida nonpro ts, raising millions of dollars, recruiting thousands of volunteers and helping over 800 low-income families acquire a home of their own. Quick recently stated, I cant think of anything Id rather be doing with my life than helping people in need. I feel blessed to have been able to do that in my career. Quick is now poised and ready to do the same with Home Again St. Johns. During the past three years, Quick has volunteered with the organization whose mission and cause became very important to her. The vision of Home Again St. Johns is to develop a one stop location housing multiple agencies providing coordinated homeless services such as housing, healthcare, substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence services, technical service training, basic education, job placement and homeless prevention services. Home Again St. Johns is a small nonpro t with big plans and ambitions, said Quick. Ive previously worked with nonpro ts with similar causes helping them to grow their organizations and meet their mission. Im looking forward to helping Home Again St. Johns in any way I can. In order to reach the ambitious goals of the organizations shes been involved with in the past, Quick reached out into the community to raise funds, awareness and volunteers from businesses, churches, civic groups, schools and many concerned citizens. Quick sees Home Again St. Johns as the communitys response to helping the homeless return to being productive members of society. She and the organization believe it will take the entire community to make the goal of a one-stop-center a success. Therefore, the business community, the provider community, citizens and local government will need to support the project nancially and provide input and approval for the agencys ongoing e orts. Working as a volunteer over the past few months, Quick made a decision to contact two Northeast Florida families to discuss co-sponsoring her salary so she could join the sta of Home Again St. Johns. These families had been supportive of her and the organizations she had been involved with in the past. Within a month, both families agreed that they would. Two of the most supportive families Ive partnered with in the past have been Wayne and Delores Weaver of Jacksonville and the Scheidel family of Ponte Vedra, said Quick. David Hoak, the agencys Executive Director stated This generous support which allows Diane Quick to join us is the latest example of Home Again St. Johns bringing new resources to the e ort to create lasting solutions for homeless people in St. Johns County. She is a hard worker whose e orts will have a great positive impact for the most needy in our community. For additional information on Home Again St. Johns, please call 881-1167 or visit the website at www.homeagainsj.org.Call for Dr. Gail P aster ROWITA Lifetime Achievement Award nominationsA reminder from the Julington Creek Plantation Architectural Control CoordinatorBy Contributing Writer Joi Usher, ACC Coordinator, MAY ManagementNonpro t adds to sta Usher, jusher@mayresort.com, or my administrative assistant Trish Carr, pcarr@mayresort.com, and wed be happy to assist you.

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AUGUSTINE BEACH 904.461.95521089 A1A Beach Blvd. Anastasia Publix PlazaMon : 12-8pm Tues~Fri : 9am-8pm Sat : 9am-7pm I have seen so many miracles come out of a good closet cleaning that I have to admit that this distasteful task is well worth the e ort. So, before your spend any money on some new fall clothes, bite the bullet and do it! Set aside a morning, start early and put the phone on mute. Begin by removing every object from the closet. Place the garments on your bed by subject matter, piling all the skirts together, slacks, tops, sweaters, etc. Walk into the empty closet. Take a good look at what you nd, besides the dust bunnies. Re-think your space can more racks be added going either higher or lower to give you more space? Can you run a wire shelf unit closer to the ceiling? This is a great place for shoes, stacked sweaters, purses and accessory totes. The big box hardware stores have lots of new items that help you increase closet space. I chose to hang a ceiling to oor shoe rack on an empty wall and hung a full length mirror on an unused area behind a door; these are great, well-used pieces placed on previously blank areas. This is the time to think out of the box about your storage needs. Even if you have shelving placed up high over the top bars, you can always pick up a small two step pantry ladder to utilize all the space from the oor to the ceiling for things you only need every three or four months. Now is the time to get really picky and remove all those wire hangersthey are really damaging to your clothes. Garments simply dont hold their shapes properly on them. The white plastic hangers are now so inexpensive its a good overall change. Consider not only cleaning, but putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Now is the time while the inventory is removed. Before you return your wardrobe to the close, lets face it we only wear what we can see rst thing in the morning. Store your out-of-season stu away even in plastic totes under the beds. That way you will have a better chance at using this seasons clothing to the maximum! Now you can return your fall clothing to your newly cleaned and organized space. Hang up the pieces correctly. Place all like garments together, hanging like colors together. When you stand back you will look at the overall story, your color schemes and your choice of pieces. A neater and more streamlined wardrobe will make your life easier and will help getting dressed more pleasurable. Now your can go do a lit-Laura Lee Smith, author of Heart of Palm and Sarah Symons, author of This is No Ordinary Day will speak and sign books at the AAUW author luncheon on Thursday, October 24 at Amicis Restaurant beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost for this scholarship fundraising event is $22 for either chicken toscano, herb crusted salmon or manicotti. Reservations can be made at www.aauwtickets. eventbrite.com. Alternatively, checks with meal choice can be mailed to D. Boyce, 141 Moses Creek Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32086. For more information, please call Gerry Linton at 8080628. Smiths Heart of Palm revolves around a family in change and is set in a small Florida town. Named as one of O Magazines Ten Books to Pick Up Now, Heart of Palm is a must read. Symons is the co-founder and executive director of Made by Survivors, an international non-pro t ghting human tra cking and slavery with empowerment, education and employment. She relates how she heard about this need and started her amazing work. Her life was transformed. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Our nonpartisan, nonpro t organization has more than 150,000 members and supporters, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 Fashion UpdateMake your fall closet pure pleasure!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsThe St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) has scheduled an Town Hall meetings to discuss potential attendance zoning changes for the two new K-8 schools currently under construction and slated to open for the 2014-2015 school year. K-8 School HH is located at 475 Longleaf Pine Parkway in St. Johns while K-8 School II is located at 105 Greenleaf Drive in Nocatee. Other high-growth areas may also be addressed. Town Hall meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Hickory Creek Elementary School located at 235 Hickory Creek Trail; at Creekside High School, located at 100 Knights Lane, on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m.; and at Nease High School, located at 10550 Ray Road, on Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. Proposed zoning plans will be released at the Town Hall meetings, along with an opportunity for the public to provide comment. The same information will be presented at all three meetings. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner, School Board members and district sta will be in attendance. Parents and other interested parties are encouraged to attend the Town Hall meetings so that they may hear the various proposals rsthand and express their opinions, said Tim Forson, deputy superintendent for operations.Town Hall meetings for school zoning set St. Augustine authors speak at AAUW luncheontle fall shopping. Add a top in the latest color, lemon grass. It will certainly add a pop to all your black pants and skirts. Work with grays, whites and pinks; they are really big this year. If you work, take a look at the new lady-like pant suits; they are in pretty colors and have very feminine details! college and university partners. AAUW annually provides more than $4 million in fellowships and grants to support womens education in the United States and around the world. Since AAUWs founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day educational, social, economic and political. AAUW raises funds for local scholarships for college students, STEM camp for girls and other activities that empower women and girls. Learn more and join us at http://staugustine- .aauw.net. Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: September 12 Full: September 19 Last Quarter: September 27 New: October 5 The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! 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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 13 We now offer digital X-Rays on site! Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, 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 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit Cove www.theupsstorelocal.com/3927 Doug Nunnery and his team are here to support your small business needs: mailbox address, print, pack, ship and more! Womens Clothing Boutique 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Shopping Center -Suite 107 -(next to Peterbrooke) The Pink Nickel helps you feel condent and poised with our stylish fashions. Come in today and enjoy a relaxing, friendly atmosphere while you browse. Owner, Angela Widener, will help you nd the perfect outt and accessories to complete a bold and polished look. From sizes small to 3X, the Pink Nickel delivers affordable fashions for everyone. Must present coupon EXP. 9/30/13 When Jamie and Je rie Dixon set out on their bikes for a 150-mile cycling journey in 1988, they werent looking to nd their soul mate. Having been introduced to one another through mutual acquaintances on an MS 150 training ride earlier in the year, neither thought twice about the others presence during the two-day Bike MS event. Then, at the routes rst rest stop, something undeniable happened. Fate brought the two together over a snack of bananas, they shared a powerful moment and six months later, they were married. At that time in my life, said Je rie Dixon, I really believed I would never get married but when we met, the timing seemed perfect for both of us. Now, after 25 years of marriage, Jamie and Je rie Dixon will celebrate their banana love story by riding in this years Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore 2013 with their wedding party in tow. Determined to reach the appropriately termed Top Banana status, a fundraising club for fundraisers who raise $1,000 or more, the Dixons have thrown themselves into preparing for the ride, hosting fundraising events and attending spin classes together, Our banana moment always gets a good laugh out of people who ask how we met, said Je rie Dixon, and it remains the running joke of our marriage to this day. At our latest fundraising event, we asked attendees to bring their own banana and made banana splits. Although the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter cant predict whether or not love will be in the air again at this years ride, they do promise to stock all route rest stops with bananas for their cyclists enjoyment. For information on this years Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore, please visit www.bike n.nationalmssociety. org. About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter: The National MS Society, North Florida Chapter o ers programs and services to over 18,000 individuals a ected by MS in North Florida. Funds raised through annual events such as Bike MS contribute to the Societys programs and services and support cutting-edge MS research. To nd out more about the North Florida Chapter, please visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/FLN. About Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the ow of information from the brain to the body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and speci city of these symptoms cannot yet be predicted but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 and at least two to three times more women than men are diagnosed with the disease. MS a ects more than 400,000 people in the United States and over 2.1 million worldwide.Studies show that babies who participate in interactive music classes with their parents show earlier communication skills, smile more and are easier to soothe. Even from an early age, music is a great way for parents to bond with their baby. Well, good newsFamily Music and Movement classes opened up on September 4 in our area! Family Music and Movement classes incorporate songs with movement and various hand held instruments. Sprinkled into that will be some wonderful stories, American Sign Language and cooperation. Classes are mixed-age which is a wonderful way to learn for babies and children. Its also great to be able to take siblings to classone activity for the whole family. Classes are taught by Emily Carpenter who has her bachelor of ne arts in musical theatre from Penn State. Shes traveled the world both as a singer and as a character clown and has performed on cruise ships and with Cirque du Soleil. Carpenter has a strong history of working with parents and their little ones and is a mother of three children age six and under. Each session is eight weeks long and is limited to 15 families. The fall session runs from September 4 to October 23 and Terry R. West, president and chief executive o cer of VyStar Credit Union, announced the o cial opening of the credit unions new Riverside Branch location at 760 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville. VyStar O cials cut the ribbon launching the Grand Opening Celebration of the new branch, in a special ceremony on Wednesday, August 7. The new branch is a fullservice VyStar branch with four teller stations, four member service o ces, two internet banking stations, one driveup ATM, four drive-through lanes and safe deposit boxes. This is VyStars 36th branch, which includes 31 full service branches and ve high school branches. Gene Moore will serve as branch vice president of the Riverside Branch. He has been with VyStar for eight years and most recently held the position of branch vice-president at VyStars Downtown Jacksonville Branch. We are very enthusiastic about o ering VyStar services to Jacksonvilles Riverside and Avondale neighborhoods. A large number of our members have resided in the area for some time, and they have encouraged us to open an o ce here. said West.Annual Bike MS event inspires long-lasting love connectionCredit union celebrates grand opening of 31st branchMusic classes: A new opportunity for parent/child bonding as of this printing has four spots open. The winter session runs October 30 to December 18 and has 11 spots open. Classes are open to the entire Jacksonville parenting community and will be held at the beautifully renovated DuBow Preschool. 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Its really important to me to have many opportunities to include all of the students who want to be involved in theatre in our productions; thats why we have three fall shows. At Creekside, becoming involved in theatre isnt a di cult task. Fixel advises enrolling in a theatre class, to get right in the thick of the drama world. However, all auditions are open to the entire student body, so even students who cannot t a drama class into a full schedule can get involved. St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following volunteer Board and Authority vacancies. Please contact Melissa Lundquist at 209-0300 or mlundquist@sjc .us for more information or to obtain an application. North Coastal Corridor Overlay District Design Review Board Purpose of Board: Enhance property development while maintaining and encouraging quality character of design within the North Coastal Overlay District and Vilano Beach Town Center with the intent of accomplishing the goals and objectives of the St. Johns County Comprehensive Plan. Quali ed applicant be a registered voter in St. Johns County. Applicants shall be quali ed through the demonstration of special interest, experience or education in design, architecture or history of the North Coastal Overlay community of the area encompassing the North Coastal Corridor Overlay District. Preference for a registered architect or member having expertise in historic preservation and/ or architectural history of Florida. This board meets from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Ponte Vedra Civic Association Building. The application submission deadline is Friday, September 20. Housing Finance Authority Purpose of Authority: Increase the supply of a ordable housing opportunities through tax-exempt and taxable bonds and other available program resources. Seeking members knowledgeable in the elds of commerce, labor and nance. Must be a registered voter in St. Johns County and le nancial disclosure. This authority meets at 3:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Health and Human Services Building. Additional weekly meetings are noticed during the administration and implementation of the CWHIP grant. The application submission deadline is Friday, September 30.CHS HappeningsWhat Knight through Yonder Window Breaks?By Sarah Schreck, CHS StudentStudents can gain experience onstage, in lighting and sound, in make-up and hair or in stage management. Most students who participate in drama activities are working toward membership in Creeksides International Thespian Society Troupe 7346. Fixel shares, Students involved with ITS participate in acting and technical theatre festivals and also have the opportunity to earn community service hours through our troupe philanthropic e orts. These endeavors include participation in Relay for Life, Trick-or-Treat So Kids Can Eat, and Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS, as well as charities bene ting the environment. But what is it like to be part of the drama family? Well, from fun- lled rehearsals to cast parties to competitions and social events, theres never a dull momentdespite the work. In class, students are learning to master two technical factions of the performing artscostume construction and playwriting. For Pride and Prejudice, I know that we will not be able to nd period costumes exactly the way Ive envisioned them, explains Fixel. With that in mind, I decided that we will be making all of the dresses for Pride and Prejudice by hand. Additionally, writing will be huge for our program this year; the students will be working to write their own plays which our program can produce. If youd like to become involved in Creekside theatre, Fixel encourages you to contact her, as student passion is never ignored. I am very lucky to say that I work with an amazing group of students who are the backbone of our theatre program; our program has very hardworking student leaders who have already stepped up and will continue to help me make our productions and competition pieces successful. And, as they say: theres no business like show business!St. Johns County accepting applications for board and authority vacancies Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers! The CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! From the Superintendent: e Transportation Department will begin the 2013-2014 school year with 166 school buses serving approximately 19,200 school children. Of this number, 36 school buses will be ESE buses serving approximately 385 special needs children.

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 15 JACKSONVILLESYMPHONYORCHESTRASymphony DinnerCruisesAboardtheFoxyLadyYacht RiverfrontBoarding CruiseontheSt.JohnsRiver PremiumTickettotheJacksonvilleSymphony TaxandGratuity THURSDAY MASTE RWORKSBoardingat5pm$85perpersonAdmiralsDinnerBuffet *Sat,Oct5,2013 GERSHWIN&TCHAIKOVSKY Nov21,2013 BEETHOVENSEROICA Jan9,2014 BRAHMSSYMPHONYNO2 Feb13,2014 ROMEOANDJULIET Feb27,2014 VERDIREQUIEM Mar13 RACHMANINOFF3RDPIANO Apr3,2014 VIRTUOSOLISZTSUNDAY MATINEEBoardingat1pm$69perpersonFullHot&ColdBrunchBuffet Nov17,2013 CLASSICALMYSTERYTOUR T ributetoTheBeatles Dec15,2013 HOLIDAYPOPS Jan19,2014 STARSOFTHESYMPHONY Mar23,2014 SYMPHONICCELEBRATION Reservationsmustbe madeinadvance.CallBillCosnottiat 904.356.0426. JaxSymphony.org GET FIT. TOGETHER. FITNESSTOGETHER.COM/MANDARIN904.268.535511362 SAN JOSE BLVD, STE 12, JACKSONVILLE COMPLIMENTARY FITNESS EVALUATION & CONSULTATION SESSION YOUR LAST EXCUSE JUST WENT BACK TO SCHOOL! Women want answers and dialogue about breast cancer from area physicians and experts. In order to continue to meet this important need, the sixth annual Pink Ribbon Symposium will be held at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center, located at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, on Saturday, October 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Founded by Drs. Cynthia Anderson and Linda Sylvester, the event is proudly presented by ICON Oncology at Orange Park Cancer Center and F.R.O.G. (Florida Radiation Oncology Group). Important up-to-date information about breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment options, the side e ects of treatment and survivorship will be discussed. Plus, it will offer good health and wellness topics, along with a keynote presentation entitled, Laughter is the Best Medicine and a Meet the Experts session, which will allow guests to ask questions of local doctors. More than 500 attend this free symposium annually. This years special guests are two regional female comedians, Gwen Templeton and Roz McCoy, who will headline the event and o er insight into how laughter can ease pain and help the cancer journey in an up-close and personal way. Guests will be treated to a delicious, healthy continental breakfast. Topics include an update on breast cancer research, genetics, caregivers, stress relief, caring for your body, health, nutrition and exercise. Everyone is invited to the Expo, where up to 60 local and national businesses will showcase their services to help cancer patients and their families. Guests will learn how to care for their body, how sleep can a ect cancer treatment and how best to deal with relationships (family, friends). The schedule is as follows: 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Exhibits and Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. 9:25 a.m. Opening remarks 9:40 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Session 1 Meet the Experts (latest updates on radiology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, reconstruction, etc. Session 1 Caring for Our Bodies (nutrition, exercise, family genetics, coping with emotional stress, sexuality, etc.) 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Exhibits/Intermission (Silent auction closes at 11:00 a.m.) 11:00 a.m. 12:05 p.m. Session 2 Meet the Experts; Session 2 Caring for Our Bodies 12:05 p.m. 12:30 p.m. Guest speakers: Laughter is the Best Medicine 12:30 p.m. 12:40 p.m. Closing remarks 12:40 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Silent auction winners claim winningsFree breast care symposium provides answers to Northeast Florida women Special guests Gwen Templeton and Roz McCoy Oering a close connection to everything thats possible in medicine.Rashmi Schramm, MD, Erich Schramm, MD, and Lara Church, MDWere pleased to oer you and your family a medical home, where you enjoy an ongoing relationship with your personal physician someone you can talk to and trust. Someone who will see you the same day if theres an urgent need, and coordinate your care with an electronic medical record shared across Baptist Healths comprehensive network of providers. Convenient. Caring. Connected. Thats changing health care for good. Baptist Primary Care Hilden Road Hilden Road, Suite Ponte Vedra, FL b..bbbaptistprimarycare.net Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com

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Page 16, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com Drs. Mitchell Levine and Jessica Crews wish to express their gratitude and appreciation to Jacksonville and Northeast Florida as they celebrate 25 years in orthodontic practice. Their practice has always been at the forefront of innovation and technology, while never forgetting the importance of building relationships amongst the family of patients, dental and medical neighbors and the larger Jacksonville community. A pioneer in the local orthodontic circles, Dr. Levine was one of the earliest orthodontists to receive board certi- cation and Joy Orthodontics has introduced Jacksonville to the widely acclaimed Damon System and the highly progressive Suresmile orthodontic technology, helping patients nish treatment much sooner than they ever thought possible. His practice is one a very few in Jacksonville that utilizes 3 D imaging allowing them to provide leading edge diagnostics and treatment planning. This practice was the rst amongst orthodontists to have a website and one of the earliest adopters of a patient rewards program. Joy Orthodontics has long recognized the importance of building and giving back to the community. Over the years, the practice and family of patients have partnered with Ronald McDonald House, Sulzbacher Center, Jewish Family and Community Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, American Cancer Society, Jacksonville Humane Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and countless schools, churches Orthodontics practice celebrates 25 yearsand synagogues, helping them to raise much needed funds to do their work in making Jacksonville a better place to live. During the rst 20 years of practice, Joy Orthodontics partnered with the Nemours Childrens Clinic and Childrens Medical Service to provide much needed orthodontic care to children born with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Levine says, We are humbled by the trust you have placed in our practice and it is part of our mission to remain worthy of your continued trust and con dence. Please feel free to stop by and allow us to thank you in person. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Dr. Levine and his staff appreciate their clients!

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 17 Ballroom & Latin Dance Championship October 3-5, 2013Preview the Show! Find us at First Coast Classic onTickets starting at $25 Te: 904.338.9219 www.rstcoastclassics.com World Golf Village Renaissance Resort St. Augustine, Florida Liberty Pines Academys PTO is excited to launch its third year of its business partners program! LPA business partners receive amazing opportunities to advertise to over 900 families. (There are almost 1,400 students currently registered.) Some of the reasons that companies desire to partner with Liberty Pines Academy include the business partners logo on LPAs website and Facebook page, yers sent home to families, a banner on the south fence and face-to-face meet and greets with families at evening events throughout the school year. Businesses are not the only ones who can partner with Liberty Pines Academy. If there are families that would like to partner with the school, then they will be recognized too. The size of the monetary donation will dictate the type of recognition the family or business will receive from LPA. Partnership for families starts at $50 and partnership for businesses starts at $100. The donations received last year helped to build a muchneeded computer lab for the kindergarten through second grade wing. In addition, the media center also bene ted from the donations. This school year, the goal is to again help with the media center and technology since the needs in these two areas continue to grow with the growth of the student population. Please contact Melissa Kramer at mamakramer@gmail. com to nd out more about LPA business partners. You can also check out the business partners link on the PTO webpage on LPAs website at www-lpa. stjohns.k12. .us for more information. With the school year just starting, dont miss out on a full year of sponsorship opportunities! Here are some important upcoming dates at LPA for September and October: Tuesday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the LPA cafeteria. Meet the Artist (MTA) will be having their informational meeting to explain what it means to be a MTA volunteer Friday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the LPA cafeteria. The PTO would like to invite you to join Judith Thayer for the First Quarter Co ee with the Principal. Thayer will be speaking about Data to Drive Instruction. PTO will also have a general meeting to approve the budget. Siblings are welcome! Friday, September 27 is the start for selling Gator Bowl tickets. Tuesday, October 1 Boosterthon Pep Rally. Also, at 10:00 a.m. is the PTO monthly meeting. Wednesday, October 10 is Boosterthon Fun Run Day! A new year has begun and aspirations run high amongst the students. As summer draws to a close, buses start to appear again, signaling the time where school begins. Students pack the halls of Bartram Trail High School once again, hoping that this year is even better than the last. Other newer students to the school wander the halls, hoping to nd their classes before the dreaded bell sounds. I was excited for my rst day here, said Jaime Jones, a junior who had recently moved here. Its a di erent school than Mandarin and I was afraid of being lost. Thankfully, I have a lot of friends here now that can help me when I need them. Even the newer students have high levels of enthusiasm for their classes. The choral program has grown tremendously and so has the sta of the Oracle, Bartrams beloved literary magazine, with over twenty students. Mainly, I was excited for a new experience, said Jaime Joness older sister, Ameleah Jones. Im really excited about photography class because they didnt have classes for that back at Mandarin. And as the school year starts, a new class of seniors takes the stage, ready to make a lasting impact on the school and those who they will later leave behind. Its been an honor that I have been elected to serve in student government for all four years, stated Jeremy Bauer, this years senior class president. I plan to do everything in my power to make this year the best senior year Bartram Trail has ever seen. Over all, expectations are high across the school and everyone plans and hopes for this year to be a huge success. From all of us here at BTHS, have a great Bartram Trail day!Located in the heart of Julington Creek, on Race Track Road at Flora Branch Boulevard, the Unity Church for Creative Living is hosting a Farmers Market every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The grand opening celebration begins Saturday September 21 at 10:00 a.m. with live music, childrens activities, great food and more. There will be quality vendors o ering organic produce, great barbeque, baked goods, seafood, farm fresh beef and delicious prepared foods. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or want to join in on the music, please visit www. unityinjax.com. Our rst goal for the Farmers Market is to serve our community and our long-term goal is to help raise money for our new sanctuary, says Reverend Mona Krane. A new Floridian and minister, Rev. Mona has led the church community into a time of growth in the number of both congregants and activities, from the expansion of the Sunday school programs to the numerous topical and helpful workshops, Tai Chi and Yoga classes, partnership with the Boy Scouts (Troop 474) to this very Farmers Market. Hopefully this Farmers Market will be here serving this community long after were gone, says Sean Terry, Rev. Monas husband and As Mother Nature sounded revile for the sun on the morning of July 29, Detachment #383, Marine Corps Leagues Color Guard was standing tall at the World Golf Village Convention Center to present colors at the Florida Public Human Resources Association annual statewide meeting. This was the color guards rst indoor appearance and a welcomed situation where the wind was of no concern. The only sound on the convention oor was the cadence of the color guard as they marched to present the colors. As the color guard presented the colors, all in attendance, with hands placed over their hearts, united their voices in the recital of the pledge of allegiance. St. Augustines mayor, Joe Boles, personally greeted the color guard and commented that they did not miss a step. Detachment #383 Marine Corps League would like to thank the Florida Public Human Resources Association for the honor and privilege of participating in the opening ceremony of this event. Semper Fi!Liberty Pines Academy: Schools business partners celebratedBy Contributing Writer Diana Sarama, LPA PTOBTHS HappeningsNew Year for the BearsBy Kelly Boyer, BTHS StudentMarine Corps League color guard at WGVBy Contributing Writer Charlie Myers, Adjutant Oldest City Det. #383Farmers Market grand opening set for September 21market manager. And we plan on being here for a very long time. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Go Back to School withThe CreekLine!See our special Back to School Guide beginning on page 24 Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19! If you need a nudge to have fun at home or at work, this is the day for it. Get tips and history at www.talklikeapirate.com.

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Page 18, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com Gari Dental provides a family friendly atmosphere with a skilled and qualied team, that is knowledgeable in all your dental needs. Our valuable team has over 100 years of collective experience. Call today to schedule your appointment and experience the difference. 287-0033 www.garidental.com Starting from left to right: Pam Parker (O. Coordinator), Cindy Johnston (Dental Asst.), Dr. Gus Gari, Joy Major (Dental Hygienist), Caroline (O. Manager) The Bartram Park Farmers MarketVillage Lake Circle, Jacksonville, FLnear the north entrance to Bartram Park on Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32258Every Thursday ~ RAIN or SHINE 3 pm to 7 pm facebook.com/TheBartramParkFarmersMarketFresh local produce, honey, baked goods, delicacies, arts & crafts, ethnic foods, plants & more! Vendor info: nfva.org@gmail.com September is National Literacy Month and local organizations are making an e ort to expand volunteer reading programs. Reading Pals assist teachers by reading to individ-Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center, located on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The Rippers from Sew Much Comfort (the group that helps retro t clothing for our wounded military in hospitals across the country) will meet at 10:00 a.m. This months project will be Christmas trees and baskets for Community Hospice. The group will decorate holiday arrangements for the annual holiday party for patients and families at Hospice. The trees and baskets will then be given to the families to brighten this special season. Donations of any small trees up to three feet, any color, with or without lights and any decorations will be gladly accepted. Please contact jacqphil@aol.com if you have a donation. Helping Hands has been very busy! They recently helped at Trout Creek Senior Center and treated the seniors to a Christmas in July party and presented every attendee with a present from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (Terri and John OConnell). After a delightful lunch, members called Bingo and visited with the seniors. At the July meeting, Helping Hands members lled 25 Let us know about your organization or club!Dont know how to write a press release? No problem. Just write up the: Who What When Where Why Send to our Editor: Martie Thompson, editor@thecreekline.com Please give your name and phone number should she need to contact you. She will handle the rest! Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyoutote bags full of new school clothes and new sneakers for the rst day of school at Crookshank Elementary. All clothing was donated by members and friends of Helping Hands and the totes were donated by First Florida Credit Union. This is the third year that the group has out tted children for the rst day of school at Crookshank. The Christmas/ Holiday project for the children from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine is well underway. The group has been creating felt snowmen, trees, mittens, gingerbread men, stars and Christmas balls for the last few months. Over 600 ornaments will be placed on trees at Golf Club of South Hampton, the County Road 210 Winn Dixie, First Florida Credit Union, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Cimarrone, Faith Community Church and Benitos Italian Restaurant. Each handmade ornament will be a gift from Helping Hands as a thank you to the person who takes a childs name from the tree. All tree toppers were made by the children at the school. For more information on the school and project, please contact www. fsdb.k12. .us or email jacqphil@aol.com. Helping Hands is a volunteer group that meets the last Friday of the month (except November and December) at Faith Community Church at 11:00 a.m. to do a small project for the bene t of others. There are no dues, o cers or stress. Members come when they can and do what they can with donated items. The group relies solely on donations of goods and services. Anyone is welcome and the group is nondenominational. Please contact jacqphil@aol.com for more information. Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Katie SrokaNational Literacy Month Become a Reading Paluals and small or large groups of young students once per week for one hour. Volunteers are needed in Head Start and pre-kindergarten classes in the St. Johns County School District as well as local child care settings. Training, required background screening (free to volunteers) and support are provided. The rst training session for the school year is Wednesday, September 11 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in St. Augustine. If you are interested in working with young learners to create excitement for reading, call RSVP of St. Johns County at 5473945 or email Cheryl Freeman at Cheryl_Freeman@stjohns.k12. .us. The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@thecreekline.comFrom the Superintendent:New K-8 Schools HH and II Construction continues to progress well on the districts current new school construction projects. Site work and foundations are primarily complete and the schools tilt wall panels will be erected this month. Each of the two new K-8 prototype schools will include 58 classrooms and 1,210 student stations and will be constructed to Green Building Standards. K-8 HH is located in the northwest area of the county within the Durbin Crossing development and K-8 II is located in the Nocatee development. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014, with both schools opening for the 2014-2015 school year. On Thursday, October 10, the next St. Johns Riverkeeper Eco-Heritage Boat Trip will begin a two-day journey along the St. Johns River between Palatka and Sanford. This incredible overnight guided tour of the lower and middle basins of the St. Johns River is the only one of its kind o ering a historical and ecological interpretation of our majestic St. Johns River. Two trips are o ered: October 10-11 and October 12-13. Each trip departs from Crystal Cove Marina in Palatka and includes round trip transportation at the culmination of our journey in Sanford. Passengers will cruise around Dunns Creek and Murphys Island, each lunch on the blu s of Welaka, travel across the second largest lake in Florida (Lake George), sleep comfortably at a waterfront hotel in historic Astor and visit Hontoon Island and Blue Spring State Park. The speakers on this guided tour include Bill Belleville, the acclaimed author of River of Lakes: A Journey on Floridas St. Johns River, documentarian of Florida Springs and co-founder of Friends of the Wekiva. Folk Historian Bill Dreggors, com-Guided tour of St. Johns RiverBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper monly known as Mr. DeLand, will tell stories of growing up in Old Florida. Time-travelers Wayne and Jane Sims will portray William Bartram, the famous 18th century naturalist and Constance Fenimore Woolson, the 19th century writer, recounting their experiences traveling the St. Johns while in period costumes. Lastly, learn about the health and issues a ecting the St. Johns from the St. Johns Riverkeeper herself, Lisa Rinaman. The cost of the Eco-Heritage Boat Trip is $350 per passenger and includes boat and bus transportation, guest speakers, overnight accommodations, catered lunch, travel guide, snacks and drinks. To register, visit stjohnsriverkeeper.org/events. St. Johns Riverkeeper, Inc. is a nonpro t organization that serves as an advocate for the St. Johns River, its watershed, and the citizens who bene t from this tremendous resource. The Riverkeeper philosophy is rooted in a sense of public ownership of local water bodies. Our mission is to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity of the St. Johns River watershed for current users and future generations through advocacy and citizen action.

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 19 www.research.net/s/190262 ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certicate to Whole Foods Market! Experience Bird watching in your yard. Let us help you set up a Bird feeding habitat today. 450 State Road 13 at Race Track Next to Publix www.wbu.com/jacksonvilleEnjoy Wonderful Birds All Times of the Year URGENT CARE State-of-the Art Facility Anti-Aging, Weight Loss Hormone Replacement Testosterone Therapy Now Offering Allergy Testing/Immunotherapy Julington Creek We also offer the latest advancements in cosmetics. Non-Invasive Cosmetics Botox | Juviderm | Radiesse | Laser Hair Removal Skin Rejuvination | Spider Vein Removal | Obagi Skin Care SystemYour health is our priority! Villages Football 12U Gold Team started off the season with a great win against South Menendez, winning by a score of 39-13. Way to go Panthers! Season on a roll for Village Football 12U GoldKnights of Columbus Switzerland Council No. 12664 and Ave Maria Assembly No. 3008 provided partial nancial support for an Eagle Scout project of two brothers, Brandon and Ryan Canaday, who are the sons and grandsons of members of Switzerland Council. The project involved building an amphitheater with seating for 90 and a 16 by 20 foot raised stage at the Diocese of St. Augustine Marywood Retreat and Camp facility for Children with special needs. The annual DOSA Camps, I am Special and Camp Promise, are heavily attended each summer and the facilities desperately need an outdoor amphitheater under the Live Oak tree canopy along the St. Johns River for the kids to take advantage of the beautiful setting. Bishop Filipe Estevez blessed the project and thanked the Eagle Scouts for their gift to DOSA Camps at Marywood. Amphitheatre built by local Eagle Scout Brothers On Sunday August 18, at approximately 1:30 a.m, Scott Pierce was struck by a vehicle that turned from State Road 13 onto the south end of Fruit Cove road. He remembers it being a dark colored mid sized vehicle. Pierce went under the car so the culprit car would most likely have front end and under carriage damage. He is now stable, but both of his legs are broken, along with a broken right ankle, all of his ribs and not to mention road rash and burns all over. The driver then drove off and left him there to die. If you have any information about this event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Get-Justice-For-ScottPierce/159305104272946Do you have information?

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Page 20, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com A huge congratulations and a heartfelt farewell goes out to local twirler and 2012 Creekside High School graduate, Courtney Little. She just returned home from Almere, Holland in the Netherlands after participating in the seventh International Cup Baton Twirling Competition. Little and Artistic Pairs partner Shelly Cornish, a senior at Atlantic Coast High School, competed in Almere during the rst part of August, where they nished in 12th place in the world. Little and Cornish have been teammates at Legacy Twirling Academy, coached my Amy Trujillo, for many years and have won many state, regional and national championships together in team events and in individual eventsbut desires grew bigger and better and the international athlete dream came to life. Being named to the United States International Cup team was exciting, terrifying and an incredible honor all in one, states Little. It was the scariest and most thrilling and ful lling thing that I have ever done in my life! Little and Cornish represented the United States of America along 150 athletes from all over the country. There were 17 countries from around the world that were represented in many age brackets and divisions of competition. The duo competed in Artistic Twirl Pairs, A level. There are Elite, A Level and B Level athletes for all categories. This was my biggest goal to one day make the United States International Cup team, but it is a bittersweet moment as this was my last competition says Little, I wanted to go out The children at The Goddard School located in St. Johns recently took part in a fundraiser to assist the St. Johns County K-9 Unit in purchasing trauma kits for their canine deputy partners. The trauma kits will be used in the event that a K-9 of cer is injured in the line of duty. These kits will be a new addition to the K-9 unit in St. Johns and the children were happy to help these very special friends! A total of $800 was raised by the children and they received a surprise visit from Deputy Doug Kowieski and his K-9 partner Liberty. The children were able to meet Liberty and talk with Deputy Doug about the special work that she is trained to do. Three-year-old Olivia is pictured with Deputy Doug and Liberty; she was the top fundraiser. Olivia says, I was awesome! Going international with a bang!By Contributing Writer Andrea Pacewith a bang! For her last season, Little only competed in the Artistic Twirl Pair event and three team events that placed at state, regional and national competitions but the pair truly made their mark this competition season. The dance twirl duo nished second for state championships that were held in south Florida and moved onward and upward with a rst place nish at regionals in Biloxi, Mississippi, barely nudging past last years regional champions from Tennessee. The girls were also ecstatic with a third place nish at nationals for the title event. They were also third at nationals for an IC critique round, just for IC quali ers of all skill levels. The two practiced every day but not always together. Since living four hours apart created a challenge, they knew the tricks could be done alone, but getting in sync would take serious work in a short amount of time. Little came home at least once a month after Christmas break and they were stuck like glue for spring break and when college let out for the summer for Little, they hit the ground running. I have to thank Shelly for being the best partner ever, my best friend for life and for making my dream come true, Little states emotionally. I wouldnt have wanted to share this fabulous adventure with anyone else. Little is retiring her batons as she returns to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton for her sophomore year. She wants to have more time for school, sorority sisters and to focus on her future. I will miss twirling, my teammates, Coach Amy and the line at Florida Atlantic but I have reached my goals and it is the right time. I also want to thank my mom for everything! She made all my dreams come true. Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.~Brian Tracy Need to Add an Office or Guest Room in Your Home? We Can Make One Room Into Two Rooms For You! OUR FLEX-SPACE GIVES YOU AN OFFICE OR GUEST ROOM WHENEVER YOU NEED ITMurphy Beds Home Oce Systems has been a part of the nest homes in the area for over 35 years. We are the leader in creating dual uses for rooms for use in an oce, cra room, guest room or other needs. Our rm can customize a solution for your specic space. Visit our showroom and take advantage of our current specials. 10940 US Hwy 1 N., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081At the corner of Philips Hwy and 210 EastToll Free (877) 751-6941 (904) 436-6403 www.MurphyBedsDirect.com

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 21 www.Hopewell-Lite.com One of the most important things seniors and caregivers can do for themselves is to safeguard their health, especially during the u season. ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center, has joined the National Council on Agings (NCOA) Flu + You campaign to inform adults 65 and older and their caregivers about the seriousness of the u and the importance of vaccination. The u is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease and best prevented with an annual vaccination. Flu + You, a free event designed to educate older adults the increased risk of complications from the u, is scheduled for Friday, September 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Williams Family YMCA in Mandarin, located at 10415 San Jose Boulevard. The free event will feature u shots from Winn Dixie, health screenings and exercise demonstrations from the sta and the Williams Family YMCA and other health screenings o ered by Baptist Health. People are reminded that u shots are a covered bene t with Medicare/insurance. The goal of the event is to improve u immunization rates in Duval County. No matter how healthy or youthful we feel, as we age, our immune system weakens, leaving people 65 and older more vulnerable to the u and its related complications. In fact, each year in the United States, about nine out of 10 u-related deaths and roughly six out of 10 u-related hospital stays occur in people 65 and older, making u vaccination especially crucial for this population. The good news is adults 65 and older have vaccine options available to help protect against the u. In addition to the Creeks United won rst place in the Gold Division at 3v3 Nationals in early August at Disneys Wide World of Sports. The girls were 6-0 in the tournament overall. The girls on the team all play soccer in the academy program at Creeks Soccer Club. Congratulations to Avery Raimondo, Avery Robinson, Emily Anderson, Emily Brennan, Ella Ortman, Hayden Petrick and coaches Ryan Petrick and Mike Raimondo. Protect yourself against u by getting vaccinatedtraditional u vaccine (which helps protect against three strains of the u virus), there is also a quadrivalent vaccine (which helps protect against four strains) and a higher dose vaccine. Whichever vaccine option is selected, the annual u shot is a Medicare Part B bene t covered with no co-pay for Medicare bene ciaries 65 years of age and older. Those getting u shots are encouraged to bring their Medicare ID card or insurance card. Talk to your health care provider about the dangers of the u, the bene ts of vaccination and the best u vaccination option to meet the needs of your age group and visit www. ncoa.org/Flu for more information. For more information about the ElderSource Flu + You event, please call 391-6692.First Coast News Ken Amaro, who emceed and was vaccinated at last years Flu + You event, will be on hand once again for this years event. LifeFlight visited Memorial Julington Creek in July. The helicopter is in Mandarin, off Old St. Augustine Road. Be sure to follow LifeFlight on Facebook.

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Page 22, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com UNITY FARMERS MARKET in Julington CreekEvery Saturday 10am-2pm GRAND Living in Harmony with NatureIntracoastal Boardwalk and Fishing Pier On Wednesday, August 14, the team at Southlake Dental Care held an Open House from for their new dental practice, a full-service, state-of-the-art family dental practice in St. Johns. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the dental of- ce and meet William Cullen, DMD, Awbree Galpin, DMD and periodontics specialist, Andrew Forrest, DMD, as well as their team members. Refreshments were enjoyed by all. In addition, two drawings were held for attendees a drawing for a Second Harvest North Florida this fall will bring internationally renowned photographer Michael Nye to the First Coast to showcase his latest photography/audio exhibit About Hunger and Resilience. This compilation of portraits and accompanying audio stories explores the struggles of 50 hungry Americans as they battle September is Hunger Action MonthSecond Harvest showcases photography exhibit in ght to solve hungerwith food insecurity on a daily basis. Nye is the recipient of a Mid-America National Endowment for the Arts grant in photography and a Kronkosky Foundation grant. He participated in two Arts America tours in the Middle East and Asia, and has exhibited and lectured widely in museums and universities in countries including Morocco, India and Mexico. Second Harvest North Florida Executive Director Bruce Ganger said the free exhibit would be on display during the majority of Septembers Hunger Action Month until September 26, in the Wells Fargo building (Room 103) downtown. Hunger Action Month serves as a time to encourage community members to work together in solving hunger across the country. The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is closed on weekends. One in six adults and one in four children dont know where their next meal will come from, Ganger said. While these statistics are staggering enough, an exhibit like About Hunger and Resilience actually shows the impact of the struggles of food-insecure families. The stories are real. The hunger is real. The need is real. Nye spent nearly ve years gathering stories from hungry Americans to complete the project. About Hunger and Resilience has been featured in museums, galleries, universities and food banks nationwide. Dental o ce holds open housefree Sonicare toothbrush and a drawing for a complete whitening kit. Southlake Dental Care is fully equipped with the latest products and equipment available in the dental industry, offering the team the opportunity to provide the most up-to-date procedures and services to their patients, including general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry and outstanding patient service. The team invites you to stop by and meet them! Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 23 Cryotherapy Dr. Tracy LaDue, DVM (Oncology) (Radiation Oncology) Dr. Jennifer Locke, DVM (Oncology) Dr. Andrew Daters, DVM (Oncology) Dr. Katrina Toshach, DVM (Internal Medicine) SEVOMED.com ASK YOUR VETERINARIAN FOR A REFERRAL TODAY! 700 3rd St | Neptune Beach | FL www.garciainstitute.com 904-567-3841 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Dr. Suite 201 St Johns, FL 32259 Come visit us at one of our new locations Bartram Walk Salon and Spa in Julington Creek or Fountain of Youth Spa and Laser Center in St. Augustine BEFORE AFTERComplimentary Consultations for the Latest Advances in: TM and Contoura PlusTM~CALL NOW: 904-567-3841~ J. Phillip Garcia, MD, FACS Roberto E. Garcia, MD, FACS 5A Sanchez Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084 The summer months, busy vacation schedules and a lack of routine can often contribute to adding on pounds. Members of the MOMS club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE held its most recent Moms Night Out at the Mandarin location of Fitness Together to see rst hand what it takes to get healthy and back in shape. Fitness Together owner, Colin Woodmansee hosted the group, showcasing healthy eating and how MOMS Club member Amanda Stalford lost nearly 70 pounds after her second pregnancy. I look forward to continuing my journey toward better health, said Stalford. I thank everyone at Fitness Together who was a part of my success and Colin for bringing out my inner warrior princess! The other moms in Stal-MOMS Club get Fitness Togetherfords group were so impressed with her success, they let her plan the night out event and show them some of the exercises that have gotten her in such great shape. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/ Mandarin-SE is lead by and comprised of approximately 40 stay-at-home moms, work-from-home moms and part-time working moms. Mandarin Fitness Together owner Woodmansee says he was excited to host the group. The fact that they provide support to each other is exactly what he believes is the recipe for success when it comes to being healthy. The best part of Stalfords success is that she didnt go it alone, said Woodmansee. The group training that we have at Fitness Together is a great way to have support and a plan to achieve whatever challenge, moms or anyone else sets for themselves. Stalford is looking forward to having some moms from her group join her in her workouts. She just recently completed another 5K where she placed Over the summer, Julington Creek Elementary second grade teacher, Susan Baker, o ered an opportunity for her students to create lighthouse centerpieces for the faculty training day to kick o Stephen Coveys Habits Vision Day. Jillian Cote, Jacob Goethe and Joseph Scaldo all rose to the occasion! Each lighthouse was unique and creative, resembling each childs personality. Cotes lighthouse ended up being eight feet tall with an electric light inside. Assistant Principal Monique Keaton almost cried when she saw it. Cote explains, My mom inspired me to work hard and make new creations. I had help from my family, too. Goethes and Scaldos lighthouses, albeit a tad smaller than eight feet, were amazing creations nonetheless, complete with working light towers. Scaldos was out tted with a nature scene all around. He explained, My favorite Julington Creek students have vision! part was making the terrain with rocks, grass and bushes. And I really liked adding the grizzly bear and elk. Goethe said, Well, it was hard work, but it was fun! The children successfully made beautiful displays for JCEs Vision Day where approximately 70 faculty and sta came for special training during their summer break and can be seen on display in the o ce for the remainder of the year as a reminder of our schools vision. rst in her age group and 31st overall! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Want to see YOUR schools news published in The CreekLine?Then SEND IT IN! Let us know what is happening in your school and well share with the NW St. Johns County community!Send an email to editor@ thecreekline.comDeadline is the 20th of each month!

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Page 24, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life.904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. 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.ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSOther bene ts include: completed Measured Results in a Christian Environment www.ccajax.orgAccredited by FCIS, ACSI, FKC and SACS Christs Church Academy~Inspire, Ignite, Impact~We INSPIRE our students to dig deep into rigorous, college-prep content. We IGNITE a passion for our students to know, think, and do Gods Word. We empower our students to IMPACT our world as they become His hands and feet. Saturday Classes, Private Lessons and Ensembles St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts824-0664 Back to School Guide Art of Dance www.artofdancejax.comArt of Dance oers Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Competition Team, Boys conditioning, Cheerdance Art of Dance North 11018-135 Old St Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It"904-262-2217Art of Dance South O County Road 210 105 Natures Walk Parkway St Augustine, Florida 32092Behind McDonalds904-945-6420 Register Online at www.artofdancejax.com August 19 marked the beginning of the 2013-14 school year for students all around St. Johns County. The rst day of school at Nease High School was typical of those of past years: full of anticipation, ambition and nerves. Luckily enough, most students were able to nd their classes rather easily and the rst day of school was generally a smooth success. Students described their rst day as interesting, nerve wracking, confusing and amazing. Many were looking forward to a fun and productive year, but were still wary of the hard work and endeavors ahead. The rst day really wasnt bad, said Carter Wilson, sophomore. I saw old friends and even made some new ones, I liked most of my teachers and Im really looking forward to the rest of the school year. Despite the excitement of a new year, however, Wilson, an IB student, was well aware of the forthcoming tasks. I feel a bit better prepared compared to last year, but its still going to be a lot of work. Freshman Taylor Wilsons Nease HappeningsAmazing rst day at Nease High School By Samuel Wright, Nease Student A group of Nease students on the rst day rst day was a bit of a rollercoaster, but he still forecasted a good year ahead. It was pretty confusing because Im still not used to the campus; its a lot bigger, she explained. Even with these complications, she was happy with her rst day and was looking forward to more opportunities and experiences to come throughout the school year. Its pretty fun; I like the teachers. We have a lot more freedom; the dress code and the rules just let us have a lot more fun. Most of all, Im looking forward to meeting new people, she said. All in all, the rst day of the year at Nease was a fruitful success. Students will now look forward to the rest of the school year in anticipation and in hopes for an exciting and successful year. If the rest of the year proves to run as smoothly as the rst day did, then Nease High School is up for an entertaining and lucrative 2013/14 school year. Hickory Creek Elementary School recently welcomed Marci Knight as its new assistant principal. She comes back home to the school after teaching fourth and fth grades at Hickory Creek, Mill Creek and Wards Creek elementary schools. Since 2010, she has served as Wards Creeks assistant principal. After earning her bachelors degree in elementary education and exceptional student education from Flagler College, she then went on to earn her graduate certi cate in gifted education from the University of South Florida. She later received her masters degree in educational leadership from Walden University. She plans to bring her phi-HCE starts o school year with new assistant principal By Contributing Writer Laurie Argottlosophy and passion for education to Hickory Creek. It is my personal mission to encourage a school culture which enables students and sta to make discoveries about themselves and the world around them, preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow, said Knight. I want to encourage families and the school to work together to take deliberate steps to enhance every opportunity available to our students so that they can grow academically, socially and emotionally. Knight moved from Ocala to St. Augustine almost 13 years ago after visiting and falling in love with the citys culture, beauty and charm. She is married and has three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, running and reading. She is also a dedicated fan of the University of Florida Gators and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Page 26, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com Register Today!Classes Now in Session12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 613 (Across from Zaxbys)880-2275academyofdancejax.com Ages 2 Adult Back to School Guide Durbin Creek Elementary School welcomed back teachers to school this year with a trip to the islands! Well, not a real trip, but a transformed teacher/sta lounge with an island mural on the wall and fresh paint for that tropical feel. Island music is now playing for them to be able to take a break from their students and decompress while enjoying their lunch. They were also treated to wonderful Welcome Back breakfast courtesy of some of business partners. Our new theme for the year is Durbins World Tour. We will be traveling the world this year for our PTO sponsored events. Our AR program, family nights Scholarship Chairman Patricia McQuaig of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles E. Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary Patriots Pen Essay Competition. Students in grades six through eight in this area have the opportunity to compete in the VFWs annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars the top 45 national winners all receive at least a $1,000. The rst-place award is currently a $10,000 plus an allexpense paid trip to Washington, D. C. for the winner and a parent or guardian. Patriots Pen essay competition announcedDeadline for entries at the Post is November 1, 2013. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the state competition. Each year, more than 130,000 students participate in the Patriots Pen Essay Competition. Students are invited to write a 300 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. This years theme is What Patriotism Means to Me.Interested students and teachers should contact the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman, Patricia McQuaig by phone at 743-6767 or for more information, please visit www. vfw.org. DCE to take World TourBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Katz, Durbin Creek Elementaryout and spirit wear all re ect our new theme. Our new PTO board spent endless hours this summer planning for the year ahead. The new board consists of the following members: Melinda Chesser, co-president; Reisha Rust, co-president; Ashley Schaefer, rst vice president; Jennifer Zunic, second vice president; Jodi Smith, treasurer; Lindsey Waggoner, fundraiser treasurer; Dana Podolak, recording secretary; Jennifer Katz, corresponding secretary; and Angie Conlan, Partners-in-Learning. We look forward to taking our trip around the world with our DCE Community! The Cosmos 3vs3 soccer team recently played the ESPN Wide World of Sports Disneys Nationals in Orlando. The team went undefeated in qualifying play and eventually nished fourth out of 17 teams in the U11 Boys Competitive Division. It was impressive because the ve boys all play on different full sided teams. They displayed excellent teamwork and soccer skills and carried themselves with respect for their opponents and the game. Congratulations to Bence Kosik, Gavin Skipper, Julian Beke, Joshua Murphy, Coach Kevin Corbett and assistant Coach Arianna Corbett.

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 27 Additional Programs Available Great Birthday Parties We are conveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd.260 4866www.starlightjax.com Star ightGYMNASTICSFall is just around the corner!Register Now for the Best class, day and time. Our #1 Priority: Your Children! Classes are exciting and motivating! CALL TODAY! FREE TRIAL CLASS 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 Back to School Guide On Saturday, July 13 at the Florida Parent Teacher (PTA) Association 2013 Leadership Conference, the states most exemplary parent involvement programs were recognized. The Florida Department of Education Parental Involvement Recognition Program honored the programs that successfully engage parents in meaningful school-based programs. Durbin Creek Elementary School won the award for the year long program called Get Your Game On! The PTO board was inspired to center events around family and to encourage community by focusing on games. The theme was prevalent during the back to school Family Night Out, Teacher Appreciation Week, Accelerated Reader Program, Snow Day bene ting The Pacetti Bay Middle School PTSO kicked o the school year by hosting teacher meals, selling spirit wear and registering parents in the organization. In August, the PTSO welcomed teachers and sta with free breakfast and lunch. PTSO treated each teacher to a gift card and travel mug lled with candy. The Pacetti Bay Wildcats travel mugs are the latest addition to the spirit wear. Newly designed t-shirts and sweatshirts are going to be o ered in the coming months as well. A form will be sent home to parents. Blue cinch bags with the schools name are also a popular item for students. The PTSO hopes to increase its membership rolls from last year, when a record-breaking 375 families signed up. The PTSO not only hosts the school dances and coordinates volunteers, but also helps the school meet nancial objectives. Some of the projects provided through the PTSO in the past include new computers, the security system, the trophy case in the front entrance and the some of the murals in the hallways. The membership drive will run through the end of September, with a contest in all of the homerooms. The homerooms in each grade that generate the most PTSO members get a special treat at lunch. Membership is $15 per family and participation in meetings and events are not required beyond the fee. Members also receive a discount on spirit wear. For parents who want to be more active in the school, PTSO meetings are held the rst Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the PBMS Media Center. If you cant or dont want to attend the meetings, PTSO members receive emails updating them on events and opportunities to participate.PBMS PTSO hopes to top last years registration numbersBy Contributing Writer Alexis McDaniel, PBMS PTSOAll parents and students can also like Pacetti Bay Middle PTSO on Facebook for periodic updates on PTSO activities. The PTSO executive board includes: Debbie Adams President; Nancy Killian Vice President, Non-Fundraising; Tracie Wilson Vice President, Fundraising; Mary Jane Beeson Treasurer; Deborah Serrahn Recording Secretary; Alexis McDaniel Corresponding Secretary, Bev Downs Parliamentarian, Barbara Nguyen and Lorrie Contreras Volunteer Coordinators; and Kary Zicafoose Business Partner Liaison. Adams is serving her third term as president, as she has been leading the PTSO since her son became a sixth-grade student at Pacetti Bay. Pacetti Bay Middle School student Ali McDaniel shows off some of the spirit wear.DCE recognized for parental involvementBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Katz, PTO Corresponding Secretary, Durbin Creek Elementary Cheryl Freeman, coordinator of Volunteer Services, St. Johns County School District; Angie Conlan, PTO board member; Reisha Rust, PTO president; Beverly Slough, School Board member; and Dr. Joseph Joyner, St. Johns County Superintendent of Schools.Dreams Come True and the end of the year Space Night. The recognition program is made possible through a long-standing partnership with State Farm Insurance. Select schools are recognized for developing and supporting parent involvement initiatives in their school community. The awards provide an opportunity for schools to share successful ideas statewide and encourage replication of programs that promote all levels of parental participation in education. School award applications and nominations are submitted by district volunteer/family involvement directors. Awardwinning parent involvement programs represent various facets of family involvement such as learning at home, parenting, nurturing, volunteering and communicating with school policymakers and local advocates. Be sure to tell our advertisers that you saw their ad in The CreekLines Back to School Guide! Scholarship Chairman Patricia McQuaig of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles E. Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship Competition. The VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship Competition provides a $5,000 award to an outstanding scout who is the recipient of a Boy Scout Eagle Award, a Venture Scouting Silver Award, a Sea Scout Quartermaster Award or a Girl Scout who has received her Gold Award. The deadline to submit entry to Charles E. Bennett Local scout could win $5,000Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 is March 1, 2014. VFW Post winners advance to Department of Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars. Department of Florida winners are submitted to Veterans of Foreign Wars National. Interested scouts may visit the Veterans of Foreign Wars website, www.vfw.org, and download the VFW Scouting Scholarship form. Questions regarding the program my be directed to Patricia McQuaig, Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 Jacksonville by phone at 743-6767. For more information, please contact www.vfw.org.

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Page 28, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com Spend the day at Bolles, and discover a wonderful place for your child. Bolles provides the education, experiences and connections for your child to achieve amazing accomplishments in life. Join us for an Open House and see for yourself the smaller class sizes with exceptional teachers, the state of the art classrooms and advanced curriculum, and the positive learning environment with grade-specic campuses. Bolles is a world leading to great opportunities. Join us for an Open House and start something wonderful for your child only at Bolles.9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 2 Whitehurst Campus San Jose Pre-K Grade 5 Come experience the startFor more information on a Bolles education and to reserve your space at our Open House, please visit www.BollesSuccessKit.org or call (904) 256-5030 .Day and Boarding School from Pre-K through Grade 12.wonderful. of something Fall classes just began. Registration continues. Mark SpivaksInstitute & Dance ExtensionJulington Creek230-7778106 Julington PlazaCorner Race Track Road & Flora BranchMandarin 268-3583 3740 San Jose PlaceOne block N. of Crown PointFruit Cove 287-4619774 N SR 13One mile South Julington Creek Bridge Oering Outstanding Dance Instruction For All Ages For 3 Decades! Visit our Website for Schedules & Forms www.markspivak.com $10.00OFFNew Students Only bring in this ad Back to School Guide School has o cially started at Wards Creek Elementary. It is so heartwarming to watch our students, teachers and sta welcome each other back with grins, handshakes and hugs. The PTO had their annual Welcome Back Breakfast for all teachers and sta It is so much fun to catch up with everyone after the summer break. We welcome all the new teachers and our new vice principal, Kevin Kline. The meet and greet your teachers and open houses were successful. It was a pleasure to welcome all the new kindergarten parents at the Tissue and Tears reception. All of the rst of the year activities are special and we welcome all returning families and welcome home to all of you who are new to Wards Creek Elementary Please remember to save your Box Tops for Education and send them to school. The box top monies collected go direct toward our fundraising goal for our school. The annual WCES Fall Fun Wards Creek new school year updateBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, First Vice-President, WCES PTO Randy Kelley, St. Johns School District; Matt James, music teacher; and Kevin Kline, Vice Principalnight is scheduled for September 20. Mark your calendars as this years festival is going to be awesome. Plans are underway to have many activities, including bounce houses, face painting, and many more surprises. Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles! Volunteers are vital to making this school year a success for the WCE PTO. There are volunteer opportunities available for all of our events of various commitment levels. We value any time that you can give. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact any PTO board member. For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@thecreekline.com Advertising Sales 886-4919 The CreekLineWant to see YOUR schools news published in The CreekLine?Then SEND IT IN! Editor@thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 29 Bartram Trail High School 2013 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-23-13 Mandarin 7:00 pm 8-30-13 Bishop Kenny 7:00 pm 9-6-13 @ Fleming Island 7:30 pm 9-20-13 @ St. Augustine 7:00 pm 9-27-13 Seabreeze 7:00 pm 10-3-13 @ F.W. Buchholz 7:00 pm 10-11-13 @ Ponte Vedra 7:00 pm 10-18-13 Creekside 7:00 pm 10-25-13 @ Matanzas 7:00 pm 11-1-13 Nease 7:00 pm 11-8-13 Ridgeview 7:00 pm Creekside High School 2013 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-23-13 The First Academy 7:00 pm 8-30-13 @ Sandalwood 7:00 pm 9-6-13 Terry Parker 7:00 pm 9-13-13 @ Palatka 7:30 pm 9-20-13 @ Nease 7:00 pm 9-27-13 Fletcher 7:00 pm 10-4-13 Matanzas 7:00 pm 10-11-13 @ Ridgeview 7:00 pm 10-18-13 @ Bartram Trail 7:00 pm 10-25-13 St. Augustine 7:00 pm 11-1-13 Fleming Island 7:00 pmIs Your Agent on the Ball?Randy has 67 homes SOLD or UNDER CONTRACT since January 1, 2013!Nease High School 2013 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-23-13 St. Frances Academy 7:30 pm 8-30-13 @ Ponte Vedra 7:00 pm 9-6-13 @ Fernandina Beach 7:00 pm 9-12-13 West Nassau 6:00 pm 9-20-13 Creekside 7:00 pm 10-4-13 St. Augustine 7:00 pm 10-11-13 Pedro Menendez 7:00 pm 10-18-13 @ Matanzas 7:00 pm 10-24-13 Arlington Country Day 7:00 pm 11-1-13 @ Bartram Trail 7:00 pm 11-8-13 Seabreeze 7:00 pm Randy Martin, P.A.,REALTOR (904) 502-8712 Cell (904) 268-4404 Oice Fax rmartin@watsonrealtycorp.comwww.movewithrandy.com Back to School Guide Singing and DancingAges 3-14 Welcome!hip hop, dance team, and monthly performances offered Located off CR 210 904-669-3659 misskellyshowtime@att.net NOW ENROLLING! G! As the new school year begins, Palencia Elementary School (PES) is continuing to build its reputation for thinking out-of-the-box and attracting the most multitalented professionals as they welcomed new assistant principal Melisa K. Norwich to the sta this August. Norwich came to PES from her position in the St. Johns County School District at Ocean Palms Elementary as assistant principala position shed held for three years. Before that, she spent four years at Julington Creek Elementary, starting as the curriculum resource coordinator and then becoming their assistant principal. In addition, she taught severely, emotionally disturbed high school/middle school students at Transitions/ Gaines Alternative School. She also taught inclusion at the middle school level in Duval County and was a middle school behavior specialist in the Pinellas County School District before that. While parents and sta Palencia Elementary welcomes new assistant principalBy Contributing Writer Kimberli Nalvenalike will be impressed with her professional experience and academic backgroundNorwich graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois with a bachelors of science in special education (speci c learning disabilities and emotionally handicapped), then moved to Florida and earned a masters in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida students might be more awed to learn that shes a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Regardless of the numerous reasons for the PES family to be proud to snag Assistant Principal Norwich, her commitment to the families and facultythe people of PES, is probably the greatest quali cation she brings to the position. My favorite part of the job is working with students and families, said Norwich, but I also love working with the teachers. I have a true love of learning and I learn something new every day. I have been fortunate to have had great experiences and have learned from many great leaders. Norwich further describes her vision for her role at PES by saying, I see my key role as supporting the needs of our schools families and sta while helping the initiatives of Palencia Elementary ourish. In addition, Norwich comes to PES with an existing relationship with Principal Allen Anderson. Both were assistant principals at the same time within the county and participated in leadership cadres together. I highly respect him and his vision to take Palencia to the next step is amazing. She said. I am excited I can be a part of that and am looking forward to the coming years. When asked what parents and students should know about her to start the year she replied, That my door is always open. And as for the faculty and teaching sta at the school, she stressed that they can count on her to support them in meeting the needs of our students in all areas.From the Superintendent: e district has completed another very successful summer consolidation. Figures for the June billing period show a cost avoidance of $543,555, a 62 percent savings from the districts baseline year. is is expected to net over $1 million in savings for the full summer consolidation period. ank you to all district employees for their dedication to be as energy e cient as possible. Be sure to tell our advertisers that you saw their ad in The CreekLines Back to School Guide!

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Page 30, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com UPWARD BASKETBALL& CHEERLEADING SIGN UP NOW FOR Fruit Cove Baptist Church October 3rd, 7th and 8th 6-7:30 pm All ages can attend any of the 3 days between 6 and 7:30 pm. Back to School Guide Fruit Cove Middle School is o to an exciting new school year! We have an amazing new board, including Jodi Smith, secretary; Francie Paspalaris, PTO president; Alison Capling, vice president of fundraising; Arleen Fontaine, treasurer; Angie Conlan, Partners in Learning; and Danny Momick, vice president of membership. The time and energy our volunteers give to our school every day makes an immeasurable impact on our students and sta We always need volunteers! We also invite families to become Business Partners with our school. All of our current information is listed on our FCMS website. We recently The 2013-2014 school year has o cially begun and Mill Creek has o cially grown in size again. Over the past several years Mill Creek has experienced explosive growth, making it necessary for two additional elementary schools to be built. Wards Creek Elementary was the rst to go up, allowing Mill Creek a much-enjoyed decrease in student numbers. It only took a couple of years for Mill Creek to return to high numbers. Palencia Elementary opened last year, again allowing Mill Creek a break in student growth. Presently, Mill Creek has spilled over the 900 mark in student numbers with more students registering every day. Principal Amanda Reidl, now in her second year at Mill Creek, has been very busy hiring new teachers to accommodate the returned student growth. New faces of students and Mill Creek Elementary School: Here we grow again!By Contributing Writer Wendi Brothersteachers have made for an exciting start to the school year. Look for the o cial student body count in next months issue. As the students settle into their new school routines and tuck summer adventures to memory its time for parents to nd ways to get involved. Pam Harris at the front desk can help get you started. You will rst need to obtain a volunteer clearance. Once cleared by the county the adventure is ready to begin. Although the request to volunteer is the same every year, the experience is as new and exciting as all the new faces. There are opportunities to help that will t into any schedule. Regardless if the task is great or small it works together to bene t the Mustang Family at Mill Patrols taking down the ag at dismissal rst day.Creek Elementary. Make sure to check out the school web site for frequently asked questions and up-to-date schedules of events.FCMS goes back to schoolBy Contributing Writer Francie Paspalaris, President, Fruit Cove Middle School PTOhosted our school orientations for over 1300 students and have raised an incredible amount of funds. We have a busy school year planned with lots of wonderful fundraisers including Kilwins Ice Cream and chocolate goodies, Otis Spunkmeyers Cookies for Computers, Sweet Frog Spirit Night and lots more! We invite all of you to partake of any and all festivities and join our PTO. If at any time you have any questions please feel free to contact any of us. Thank you so much for your support! It is greatly appreciated as we allocate so many new and exciting things for our children. The St. Johns Tennis Academys 14-Under Advanced team recently won the 2013 USTA Florida Junior Team Tennis section championships in Daytona Beach. Team Florida will now represent the USTA Florida Section at the 2013 USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships, to be held October 17 through 20 in Columbia, South Carolina at the Cayce Tennis Center. Congratulations to Bianca Cornthwaite, Morgan Nguyen, Camille Lastrapes, April Sanchez, Kiara Castro, Tristan Adamson, Brian Pham, Brandon Pham, Daniel Welsh, Team Captain Alex Pham and Coach Bill Angus.Congratulations, Team Florida!

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 31 www.msmulligans.com Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm 11531-4 San Jose Blvd. Mandarin, FL 32223904-262-7231$5 off $25 Name Brand and designer fashions at a fraction of retail prices. Your Second Shot at a Fabulous New Wardrobe. Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com The desirable, masterplanned community of Palencia is now o ering premier home-St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) recently held a celebration dinner at Creekside Dinery to honor sta the boys and volunteers. Recognized for over 20 years of employment at SAYS were James Damiami, Janet Riley Dalton, Susan Zitsman, Schuyler Siefker, Pam Young and Rick Testasecca. Siefker thanked each person for their dedication and service. The boys at St. Augustine Youth Services are blessed to have the consistency of care provided by these sta members. The success of our program is in large part due to our dedicated sta she shared. Each boy also received an award for his best attribute ranging from getting all As in school to being the best helper. Also recognized were members Fathers, do you have too much to do, not enough time in the day to do it or would you like to spend more quality time with your children? If you answered yes, then read on as the Timucuan Federation chapter of the Native Sons and Daughters program is organizing new tribes in southern Duval County and northern St. Johns County. The Native Sons and Daughters program (formerly known as Indian Princess/ Indian Guides) o ers a wide variety of events for Father/ Child interaction and is meant for children ages ve to 12. Not only do the children learn about Native American history and traditions, but also have the opportunity to partici-Community now o ering new premier homesites in northeastern section Youth Services sta honoredof the SAYS board and development team. Since 1989 SAYS has been providing therapeutic residential services to children, many of whom have been the victims of child abuse and/or extreme neglect. SAYS provides its children with a safe, stable home in which to live, learn, grow and heal, both physically and emotionally. SAYS has recently moved into the new Hutson Family Campus located o of US Highway 1 South at Dupont Center. The next SAYS event is the 18th annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 7 at Marsh Creek Country Club. Please call the SAYS o ce at 829-1770 for tournament information and for more information about the SAYS program.sites in its distinguished Reserve Phase II neighborhood. The Reserve lies in the northeastern section of the community and is shaded by old-growth forests. Phase II features spacious sites o ering lake, golf course and nature preserve views. The Reserve Phase II is a beautiful section that showcases the best Palencia has to o er, and its large one-half acre lots o er tremendous versatility, said Naomi Lumley, sales manager for Palencia. Buyers are provided the ability to adjust the position of their home to enhance their views and preserve the unique tree canopy. The larger lots also allow them to build in features such as open oor plans and ex spaces. Lots in the Reserve Phase II are priced from $105,000. Buyers have the option of working with one of Palencias distinguished group of homebuilders, which includes Arthur Rutenburg, CornerStone Homes, the Cottage Home Company and Dostie Homes. Residents at Palencia enjoy a stunning array of amenities, including a championship 18hole Arthur Hills golf course and the 33,000-square-foot Palencia Golf Clubhouse with dining, shopping and banquet facilities. Palencia also has a renowned tennis program, with professional instruction, more than 20 competitive tennis programs and lighted Hydro Grid clay courts. The community has four swimming pools, featuring a water tower and two-story slide and is home to the Palencia Piranha swim team. Palencia also has three baseball diamonds, a soccer eld, basketball court, childrens pirate-ship playground and a family picnic pavilion. Miles of boardwalks, multi-use paths and sidewalks that connect neighborhoods with stunning Tolomato River views and provide residents ample walking, jogging or biking opportunities. Palencia is located within the St. Johns County School District, which features excellent A-rated schools including Palencia Elementary located within the community. The community is a short drive from the beaches, shopping, historic St. Augustine and downtown Jacksonville. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Time to sign up for Native Sons and Daughterspate in events such as tubing, canoeing, costume bowling, camping, ice skating, attending a Jaguars football game and even walking in the Gator Bowl parade. Our annual City Wide Pow Wow is being held on Saturday, October 5 at the Owens Family Farm o of Interstate 95, exit 380 in Yulee. During this event there will be a wide variety of games for the children and exotic animals to see. Join an existing tribe or bring along your childs friends, classmates or teammates and create your own tribe and build memories that will last for a lifetime. For more information, please review our website at www.timucuan.org.

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Opens October 4th Times-Union Center T erry Theater Info at www.artistseriesjax.org The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womans Club will be presenting a fashion show sponsored by Stein Mart at their October meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, October 8 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Enzas Italian Restaurant, located at 10601 San Jose Boulevard. The cost is $25 and must be purchased by October 1. Lunch will be baked lasagna, ounder, salad and dessert. The Bartram Trail Newcomers Club meets the second Tuesday of every month from September until May at various local restaurants for lunch. In addition to the monthly meetRotary International is the worlds oldest and most international service organization with over 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs in almost 200 countries. Each year, over 8,000 high school students participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange program worldwide, learning a new language and experiencing a new culture, through the e orts of Rotary volunteers around the globe. Ryan Nuckols and Erica Burns are the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail 2013-14 Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange students. Nuckols will be spending the year between his junior and senior year in Brazil. Nuckols states, I am so excited for the opportunity to live and study in Brazil! It will be the experience of a lifetime. I cant wait to meet new friends Fruit Cove Baptist Church, located at 501 State Road 13 in Fruit Cove, is accepting registrations for rst through eighth grade students for basketball and kindergarten through fth grade for cheerleading. Players participate in separate girls and boys divisions, divided by grade levels. Space is limited in each age bracket. This is a league which promotes character, self-esteem, player skills and teamwork. Each participant enjoys equal Bartram Trail Rotary sends students around the worldBy Contributing Writer Carol A. Higleyand get to live the year as an exchange student in Brazil. It will be the best year of my life! Burns is heading to Taiwan. Burns comments, This is such an amazing opportunity. When I rst found out I was accepted into the Rotary Youth Exchange program, I was in shock. I sat there for a second thinking, Is this really happening? Then when I found out Im going to Taiwan, emotions ooded inside me! I am very thankful for everything that has happened. I have made so many friends through Rotary and this adventure has just begun! So thank you Rotary for everything you have given me! For more information on Rotary Youth Exchange Florida please visit www.rye orida.org/. The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail typically meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. For more information, please contact President Rick Stobe at rickstobe@ hotmail.com.Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is almost hereplaying time, fair teams, positive coaching and o ciating, reasonable practice and game schedules and a lot of fun! The cost per participant is $80 if paid by September 24. After September 24, the cost is $100. Each player receives a uniform, individual award after each game and several other items. Practices begin during the week of December 9, 2013, with a one-hour practice per week. Games will be played from the weekend of January 10, 2014, through March 1, 2014. Evaluations will be held in the Fruit Cove Baptist ROC Gym on Thursday, October 3, Monday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 8. All three nights will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and each participant and parent(s) must attend one of the evaluation sessions. All participants need to be evaluated on one of these three nights or they may be placed on the wait list. Please register online at www.fruitcove.com/sports.php where you can also pay securely online. For questions about Upward at Fruit Cove Baptist, please contact Lisa She eld at lshe eld@fruitcove.com, or call 287-0996, ext. 6872. Newcomers club to hold fashion showBy Contributing Writer Susan Moger Models from the 2012 fashion show.ings, the club has a wide variety of interest groups. There are various card groups (Bridge and Canasta), golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, game day (Mexican Train), Bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, lunch and matinee, lunch divas, couple/individual dinner out and a nature walk group. For club information, please contact Vice President of Membership Shirley Bodziak at shirelybodziak@gmail.com. The yearly membership fee is $25. To download a membership form, please visit www.facebook.com/BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub. Dusk avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most actively feeding and ying. Dawn avoid the outdoors when the light is changing in the sky. DEET use personal repellents containing this effectively proven ingredient. Dress cover exposed skin to block mosquitoes access to your bodies. Drain dump standing water from pails, owerpot saucers, old tires, toys and other arti cial containers. Remember The 5 Ds of Mosquito Control www.amcdsjc.orgOpening day cont. from pg. 1to 1,306 at Fruit Cove Middle School. The other rst day gures were Alice B. Landrum Middle School with 1,271, R. J. Murray Middle School with 738, Pacetti Bay Middle School with 1,025, Gamble Rogers Middle School with 769 and Switzerland Point Middle School with 1,257. Liberty Pines Academy, the districts only permanent K-8 school, had a rst day headcount of 1,248. The elementary school population totaled 12,818; however, this count includes less than 25 percent of the kindergarten population since schools stagger the kindergarten start date over a ve-day period. Another 437 students are enrolled at the districts alternative, charter and Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) schools. Schools rst day went smoothly for Julington Creek Elementary School. Over 1,050 students arrived to begin a new year of learning. Principal Michael Story said, I am very proud of the team work between our parents and sta to kick o our rst day of school so smoothly. There were a lot of smiling faces with students meeting new classmates and teachers....and parents dropping children o after the long summer! Today was a wonderful rst day of school throughout the district, said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner on August 19. I visited many schools throughout the district and the outstanding planning and preparation by principals, teachers and support sta was evident. Instruction was already taking place in the classrooms and students are eager to learn. Our maintenance and custodial sta s had the schools in immaculate condition and the food service team was very well prepared. I am also very appreciative of our transportation department and the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce for making sure our children got to school and home safely, he added. Finally, our parents are the very best and much of our success today is attributed to their cooperation and support. I am extremely grateful for the e orts of everyone to make today special and welcome students into this years learning environment. SJCSD sta will continue to monitor attendance numbers, balance classrooms and re ne bus routes throughout the rst weeks of school. The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 33 Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@thecreekline.com or 886-4919. Faith News like us on Facebook I want cremation.$650Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 San Juan Del Rios 7th Annual Shopping Holiday Expo SJDlR Saturday, Sept 28, 2013 9am-3pm San Juan Del Rio Aditorium & Parish Hall 1718 SR. 13 NorthGreat Gift Ideas! Crafts Galore! Admission is FREE! For information: Through a partnership with the Edward Waters Colleges Young College Explorer Summer Camp and a donation from Safe Kids of Northeast Florida, Swimming Safari Swim School was able to provide free lessons to at-risk teens as a part of their camp curriculum. Thanks to support from the City of Jacksonville, we were able to hold the lessons at the Eugene Butler Middle School pool. To attend this camp, the parents of the children had to provide documentation that they were quali ed for their program. Our program consisted of les-San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church, located at 1718 State Road 13 in St. Johns, will hold its seventh annual Fall Festival on November 1, 2 and 3, 2013. Come and enjoy rides, games, silent auction, Cafe San Juan, book nook, food/refreshments, reverse draw, dinner Saturday night, Bingo, all ages talent show contest, free entertainment all three days, homemade soup contest and our giant ra e with $7,000 in cash prizes. For additional information, please contact Sal Santapola at saldesanta@gmail.com or 287-3382 or visit www.sjdrparish.org.The Vandro Art Gallery will exhibit the work of Lloyd Roberts from Sunday, September 1 to October 2. Roberts, a Ponte Vedra-based photographer, is known for his photographs of exotic animals in the wild. The community is invited to meet the artist and view his work September 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. After retiring from a career involving international travel, Lloyd decided to take his travels to a new level. He began planning trips to some of the most remote places on Earth where he could photograph creatures that most people only dream about seeing up close. Lloyds talent is not limited to photography. He is an accomplished watercolor artist and sculpts in bronze. Its primarily photography that has allowed him to realize his pas-On Friday September 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) will be having one of their many all you can eat fried chicken dinners. The dinner will also include mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned vegetables, cole slaw and bread. Homemade desserts and beverages will also be available. The requested donation for an adult dinner is $10 and $4 (for children under the age of 12). You can take out or eat in! The church is located at 5950 State Road 16, one mile northwest of Pacetti Road and International Golf Parkway, in St. Augustine. The dinner is being sponsored by the OLGC Mens Club and the Ladies Guild and all proceeds go to the future use of the various ministries and the continued church development. Join Hineni Messianic Fellowship as we observe the Feast of Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement on Friday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.. This is a wonderful time of remembering our atonement through Yeshua/Jesus. His sacri ce has given us at-onement with God and the blessing of being written in the Lambs book of life. See how Yeshua/ Jesus is revealed in this wonderful Feast. The Feast of the Lord for both Jew and non-Jew to observe. Everyone is welcome and the event is free to all; a love o ering will be received. Hineni Messianic Fellowship is located at 1797 Old Moultrie Road in St. Augustine. Please visit www.hinenimessiah.com. Free swimming lessons provided for those in needBy Contributing Writer Joani Maskell, President, Swimming Safari Swim School sons two days a week for ve weeks across June and July. In total, 52 children ranging in age from 12 to 17 were able to participate in lessons. The rst day of swim lessons consisted of each student performing a swim test in order to assess each childs individual needs. Of the 52 children tested, 10 were found to be non-swimmers. The remaining 42 students skill levels ranged from novice to intermediate. After speaking with the children and their counselors we realized the students were over-con dent in their belief of their swimming ability. Realizing this, our goal was to improve the students endurance, technique and teach them safety skills should they nd themselves in a dangerous situation. We designed a swim team style lesson plan, which focused on learning to tread water, oating on their backs and proper freestyle breathing techniques. During the last week of lessons we administered another swim test to assess each childs improvement. We are very happy to report that all of our non-swimmers now have the ability to swim short distances independently and oat on their backs. We had a few of our non-swimmers graduate into the more advance group. Our more advanced swimmers all showed dramatic improvement and were able to demonstrate several water safety skills. From July 29 through August 2, Swimming Safari Swim School worked with the very special children at Great Strides Rehabilitation in Mandarin for two hours a day on learning to swim and receiving comfort from a water experience. Great Strides, which o ers comprehensive rehabilitation and educational services for children, provided an assistant for each child. Swimming Safari Swim School provided two to three instructors daily who worked with each assistant and the children in helping them become more comfortable and improve their swimming and survival skills. Vandro Art Gallery to show photographic works sion. The Vandro Art Gallery is located at the Jewish Community Alliance, located at 8505 San Jose Boulevard. For more information, please call 730-2100 or email Thelma Nied at thelma.nied@ jcajax.org. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com

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After nishing because of mr. terupt I found there was a sequel that is actually set in the sixth grade. In mr. terupt falls again all of the students are now sixth graders because as you nd out at the end of the rst book, Mr. Terupt Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYPmoves up with the students to teach sixth grade just for their class. Several of the characters from the class go through a lot of changes. They learn a great deal about themselves and who they want to be. It is a great book that gives an honest look at the lives of sixth graders. The next one I picked up, small as an elephant by Jennifer Richards Jacobson, is a very powerful book. It made me think about The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls and how both books have their place in helping us understand the very di cult world children live in that have parents with any form of mental illness. Even though I found myself raging throughout the reading of the book I felt the ending was realistic. I really have to hand it to the author; she was able to create a very strong connection between the reader and the main protagonist, Jack. I was never able to predict what was going to happen and was unable to put the book down until I nished. I challenge all adults to read this book. I hope it will lead you to a better understanding of the challenges faced by so many children today and how we need to know our neighbors. You just never know when you can make a di erence in the life of a child. Just when I thought I couldnt get another book as good as these three, the cover of Twerp caught my eye. Honestly, I am so slow to get the signi cance of the cover of a book sometimes. I just now caught the signi cance of the egg on the cover as I am writing this column, duh? I loved this book. Here you have a guy who is writing in a journal as his punishment for something he did which you dont nd out until almost the end of the book. I couldnt believe the things he and his friends did, but then I thought about some of the poor choices my brothers made as they were growing up and I guess it is just something that happens with boys. Julian shares through his journal entries his inner thoughts which lead to an understanding of how someone so good can make sure poor choices without an intention of causing harm to anyone. I loved watching Julian make one discovery after another about himself. This is a realistic window into the life of a middle school male and by the end you can see the impact of his teachers wisdom in his choice of a disciplinary action. I believe this book has universal appeal; male or female, young or old, you will be able to connect to Julian and walk away feeling your time was well spent. Just a short note about the latest I, Q: The Alamo by Roland Smith. 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I am trying to be open minded but since I have not yet read his book, Killer Species. I have found myself extremely disappointed in the direction of this fourth book in the I, Q series. If you read it please let me know what you think!The Womans Exchange of St. Augustine, located in the historic Pena-Peck House, announces new reservation procedures for its forthcoming luncheon series that begins October 22, 2013. Reservations are now open and available for the ever-popular garden style culinary gatherings that will occur on October 22, 25 and 29 as well as November 1, 5 and 8. All reservations must be paid for by September 15. Any reservation made after that date must be paid in full, when the reservation is made. It is not considered a completed reserva-Womans Exchanges new reservation procedures tion until payment is received. Please call 829-5064 for reservations. The luncheon price is $25 and includes a $5 shopping coupon. 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Trying to get by and just do his job puts him in a precarious position and now he needs to get to Elysium. Well, Secretary Delacourt, played by Jodie Foster, will have no immigrants landing on her habitat. She quickly orders her very own henchman, Kruger, performed by Sharlto Copley, to stop all who try to land on Elysium and he does so with great joy and evil intent. It is a dangerous mission that Max sees as his only chance to maybe help himself and the rest of those on Earth. Neill Blomkamp directed this lm as an all-out action lm from beginning to end, so much in fact that there is little story in between the ghts and mechanical destruction. The action is packed and riveting, but little else holds your attention. Both Damon and Foster show little emotion and their acting is as robotic as the robots used in the lm. The child who has to hijack health care is the most emotion provided in the lm, other than glimpses of the relationship Max may have been able to have if he had kept to the straight and narrow. Copleys character is so maniacal in his killing sprees, he is one of the most fun to watch and see what he is going to do nexteven while you may want to look away from the damage you know is coming. For those who love pure action, this is a lm to see; if you are expecting captivating acting, you will need to look elsewhere.Movie ReviewElysiumDirected by: Neill Blomkamp. Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Okay, But Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) Durbin Crossing, one of the nations top selling masterplanned communities, has just launched their newly designed website. Rapid growth in the community, involvement from homeowners and changes in technology were the inspiration for the new design. The new website, www.durbincrossing. com, integrates all of the latest in website design and technology, user interactivity and Search Engine Optimization tools. Consumers and realtors alike now have easy access to all of the information they could ever want about Durbin Crossing and the surrounding area. The home page showcases moving tabs with neatly organized topics for Living, Site Map, Recreation and Community. Each tab features submenus that provide information on education, things to do, activities, community features, amenities, builders, programs, an interactive site map and more. The tabs move with you as you go from page to page for ease of navigation. The Community section features a lifestyle rich photo gallery, builders guide with model locations, testimonials, public services, news, video and a page set up for residents only to view community information. The home page also features Quick Links for convenience, so viewers can easily get to the place they want to go, plus, link buttons to Durbin Crossings Social Media pages. The interactive Site Map is cursor sensitive and highlights areas of interest from parks and ball elds to amenity centers and builders models. The map features actual aerial images of the highlighted areas. An added feature of the website is a mobile app for your smart phone or iPad. The app was developed speci cally for people on the go who want to view a mobile version quickly and easily. We are very excited about this new website, said Jason Sessions of Sessions Development. Putting this kind of information about Durbin Crossing in the hands of Realtors, prospective buyers and homeowners is invaluable. This is a very active community and our new website helps to keep everyone plugged in. I think the Area Map and Things To Do pages are exceptional, said Susan Wood of Wood Development. It helps people to know everything that is going on in Durbin Crossing, but also gives them ideas for fun things to do outside the community with links to more information. Jacksonville and St. Augustine are bustling cities and the Area Map ties all of the features and activities together.Community launches newly designed website With summer still very much with us, it nevertheless is time to begin planting a fall garden. If you enjoy sowing seeds, in September you have plenty to choose from: bush or pole beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauli ower, collards, cucumbers, endive/ escarole, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions both bulbing and bunching, shallots, radish, summer squash and turnips. The Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide is invaluable: http://edis.ifas.u .edu/vh021. For instance, you can plant your crops in succession, following the guide, to extend your harvest through to spring. If you dont have access to the internet, call the Extension Service at 255-7450, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon or from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and ask to speak to a Master Gardener. They will be glad to mail you a copy. Check the guide for good varieties for our area (north Florida) and which vegetables are best sown directly where they are to be grown. Not all of them can be transplanted successfully. Others like the bras-Gardening: Veggie thymeBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASsicas (broccoli, kale, collards, etc.) transplant very easily and can be sown in small pots or seed trays, where it is easier to control watering and exposure to sun while the seedlings are still fragile. Certain herbs do well here in the cooler months, so if you have a culinary bent check out Herbs in the Florida Garden (http://edis.ifas.u .edu/VH020). It covers most of the more common herbs as well as more unusual ones like anise and lovage. A printed version is also available from the Extension Service. For a successful vegetable garden, choose an area with at least six hours of sunshine a day. Sandy soils particularly bene t from the addition of home-made or purchased compost and well-rotted manure. If your garden doesnt drain quickly after heavy rains, build raised beds, either contained in a frame or simply heaped up. If possible choose a di erent site. Whatever the length of your bed, it should be no more than four feet wide to allow you to work from either side without stepping into it. For larger gardens a hill and furrow system would work well. To encourage bees to pollinate your crops, there are fall- owering perennials which will attract them. Disk or daisy-like owers are ideal, as are trumpet shaped owers like salvias. Avoid fancy double blooms as they dont contain much nectar and the bees wont be interested. If your garden is near your home, why not border it with some owers and mixed herbs to add color and interest to the view? Vegetable gardening can be very satisfying, but dont despair if you dont get bumper crops. Having worked a garden for several years I nd some crops more successful than others and its not always the same from year to year. Build up your soil to discourage soil pests, handpick caterpillars and other leafeating insects and keep those weeds at bay. Mulch around plants to keep soil temperatures more even and to minimize soil splashing onto leaves. Have fun and eat those vegetables young, tender and fresh!

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The horse show consisted of 39 classes and six divisions: Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Non-Trotting, Speed and Ranch. St. Johns County 4-H member Allie Anderson competed in the Western Division on her American Paint Horse named Major TeeCee. Anderson and TeeCees journey to the regional competition began when they competed and quali ed at the Area B 4-H Horse Show at the Clay County Fairgrounds in May as well as at the State 4-H Horse Show in Tampa in July. Anderson and TeeCee proved to be a winning team as they placed rst in their Western Pleasure Class out of 71 contestants, third in their Halter Class out of 31, 11th in Open Trail out of 76 contestants and fourth in their Horsemanship Class out of 101 contestants. Heading to Louisiana and competing at regionals was certainly a Happy Trails experi-Fifteen million Americans have Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), a slow, deterioration and loss of ones central vision. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons have been selected as the only center in Northeast Florida to perform a new surgical procedure to help Miniature telescope implant to restore vision loss performedimprove central vision in patients with end-stage ARMD. This procedure involves surgically placing a miniature telescope in one eye that magni es images, allowing macular degeneration patients to see magni ed images in their central vision, while the non-telescope eye would continue to see peripheral images. Russell Pecoraro, M.D., Board Certi ed Ophthalmologist and Retina and Macular Degeneration Specialist says, Age Related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in our senior population. The fact that a new FDA approved device allows these patients the opportunity to see more clearly, is very exciting. Donald Downer, M.D, Cornea and Cataract Surgeon, and the lead surgeon for the implant states, A lot of work goes into screening and selecting the appropriate patients for this surgery. Prior to surgery, patients undergo extensive therapy, which trains their eye to use a telescopic magni er. They will also work with a low vision specialist to help adapt to their new world. This device is approved by Medicare for implantation. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Top honors at regional horse show for St. Johns County 4-H youth By Contributing Writer Geralyn Sachs, University of Florida/IFAS/ Cooperative Extension Services/St. Johns County Extension Agentence for Anderson and TeeCee! Anderson is a member of the Young Riders 4-H Club and she is the daughter of Kellie and Jimmy Anderson. Enrollment for the 4-H Youth Development Program takes place each September and is for youth ages ve to 18, as of September 1. Anyone interested in enrolling in the St. Johns County 4-H program for the 2013-2014 4-H year may do so by visiting http://stjohns. ifas.u .edu/4-H.shtml. Caring adults interested is working with youth should contact the St. Johns County 4-H O ce at 209-0430 to learn of the many volunteer opportunities with in the 4-H Youth Development Program. 4-H and all programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are open to all persons with nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or a liations. 4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. As one of our nations oldest, yet most current organizations, 4-H is reaching millions of young people with positive youth development opportunities.Allie Anderson, St. Johns County 4-H member with horse TeeCee A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Eastern Daylight Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week: Homes with odd number addresses: Wed./Sat. Homes with even number addresses: Thurs./Sun. Nonresidential properties: Tues./Fri. Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com

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Page 38, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com Riders Mommy and Daddy won one dozen Flippin Good Chocolate Chip Cookies in our Name our Mascot Contest! Flipp loved sharing Top Dog status. River Garden is pleased to announce that Arlene Adelson and Diane Rothstein will chair the 21st annual River Garden Gala. Diane and Dr. Mitchell Rothstein moved from New York 25 years ago and have made Jacksonville their home. While raising their three wonderful River Gardens 21st annual Gala chairs announcedBy Contributing Writer Sharon Leahychildren, Rothstein has served as a board member for a number of both Jewish and nonJewish organizations. Rothstein, an RN, has owned and managed businesses over the years and currently is the practice administrator in her husbands medical practice. Known for being organized, Rothsteins enthusiasm is galvanizing. She is having a great time with Adelson planning this years fabulous gala. Adelson and her husband Dr. Tony Adelson moved to Jacksonville four years ago and have made many new friends in a short period of time. After her mom had a stint at River Garden recovering from surgery, Adelson joined the Gala committee so that she could make a di erence. Adelson is mother of three grown children and one grandchild. She is a native of Detroit and is especially excited about this years theme, Anita and her Motown Review. Anita will be entertaining at the Gala with a group of nine including a horn section and another female vocalist. Anita has recorded and toured with Cameo, as a Supreme, as a featured vocalist with Peabo Bryson and nally with Celine Dion. She received a gold album for background vocals on Cameos Alligator Woman Album. Motown was never this hot! The community is invited to attend this fun- lled evening of music, dinner and dancing, to be held on November 16 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Resort in World Golf Village. We are pleased to have SunTrust Bank again as our premier sponsor. For tickets and reservations, please call Michelle Branley at 886-8431 or via email at MBranley@ rivergarden.org. We hope you will be able to attend but if you cant and would still like to donate to River Garden, please call Michelle for information. 209-6190 All adoptions are $60, which includes neutering/spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between CR 210 and Intl Golf Pkwy. Hours are 8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday and 9:00-12:30 on the last Saturday of each month. We Need a Home! Good day! My name is Precious. I am a 5 month old, female short hair cat. I am current on all of my vaccines and already spayed. Im a feisty little cat who loves to play. My name is Champ. I am a 6 year old, male Shepherd/Rottweiler mix. I am current on all of my vaccines, weigh 65 lbs and already neutered. I love to play fetch and will speak to you to throw the ball faster. I walk well on a leash and know my basic commands. Congratulations! For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@thecreekline.com Advertising Sales 886-4919 The CreekLine To triumph over cancer once is hard enough. But to face cancer three times takes remarkable courage and a top, coordinated team of specialists. In Janes case, that team included the multi-disciplinary experts at Baptists Hill Breast Center, the surgical care team at Baptist South, and her breast care coordinator, Marcelle, to be with her every step of the way. At Baptist, were bringing together clinical expertise and personalized care to improve outcomes. Thats changing health care for good.Jane survived cancer. Three times. Visit baptistjax.com to hear Janes story. 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: Sales@EncoreDecorFL.com10830 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

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www.thecreekline.com September 2013 The CreekLine, Page 39 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.comTim HutchisonRegional ManagerLaura QualantoneCo-Regional Manager 475 West Town Place St. Augustine, FL 32092904-940-1002The Neighborhoods of World Golf VillageAngela StanleyLicensed Property ManagerKimberly HammLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-Kelley, CAMRegional Manager-Clay CountyDottie KrinerRegional ManagerPam Horan Licensed Property Manager Pat Wanasformer Aveda instructorrecently from Indulge Salon and Spahas found a new home! Verde an Eco Salon 11700 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville 100% organic hair salon chemical free products that perform organic hair color organic highlights ~~~ now taking appointments walk ins according to availability From its inception, the Bartram Bears Athletic Booster Club (BBABC) has worked closely with the BTHS athletic department to ensure our student athletes have the best possible conditions in which to compete. We are a nonpro t organization that raises money to give to the athletic department to help fund Bartram Trails top notch sports programs and help pay for things that the schools budget cannot provide. Bartram Trail has one of the lowest pay-to-play fees, but we hope that those who can will join our booster club and help out however possible; it is critical to the schools athletics program. Funds have been and are continuing to be used for uniforms, warm-ups, football Why joining and supporting the Bartram Trail Booster Club is importantBy Contributing Writer Robb Gallitz, BBABCequipment, all bus transportation, summer maintenance, weight room equipment, a lighted message board for the school, a new Toro turf mower, turf maintenance, a new stadium scoreboard and sound system, team fair share funding and countless other items and special requests by coaches and the athletic director. What we hope people will realize is that without the athletic booster club funds, the students would not have busses to their away games or top notch elds to play on because virtually all of the funds for those items come directly from the Bartram Trail Athletic Booster Club. The Bartram Bear Athletic Booster Club coordinates community and parental involvement for volunteer and fundraising activities in order to ensure Bartram Trail High School students have access to quality athletic resources, enabling them to become viable competitors in all high school athletic programs. To learn more about what the BBABC can do for our children please visit www.bartramatleticboosters.com or contact Candida Chisholm at candidachisholm@bellsouth.net. We strongly encourage everyone to sign up now so you know all the events going on throughout the school year and not wait until the end of the year if your child only plays a spring sport. It is hard to believe that o cially the beginning of fall is just days away. Looking back at summer we saw more than our average share of rainfall, which tried hard to put a damper on our shing. Overall the shing Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkahas won out, with this summer still being a very good year for many of our favorite species of sh. Traditionally, shing in our area of the St. Johns River peaks in the fall, which could mean our best shing may be just around the corner. During the fall we usually count on the presence of shrimp in the river to bring on the bite of various kinds of fresh and saltwater sh. Weather permitting, this bite can last through late October well into early winter. Too much rain or too much early cold can speed up the exit of shrimp and other bait sh slowing the bite until spring. Currently we have shrimp in the river. Their quantities have not been large enough or consistent enough to promote excitement for those who were hoping for a productive shrimping season; however, the presence of shrimp in the river should still provide excitement for the anglers that have been looking forward to shing this fall. If the weather can cooperate for all that are involved (that would be shrimp, bait sh, sh and sherman), shing should really start to improve as fall progresses. Your best baits are going to be fresh-caught live shrimp, nger mullet or baby croaker. Bridge and dock pilings anywhere on the river would be great places to try any of these baits. Float rigs, bottom rigs or jig heads shed with these live baits will have tremendous results producing trout, red sh, ounder or sheepshead for at least the next couple of months. Also, dont forget your favorite bottom bouncing shing hole for what should be giving up the largest croaker and yellowmouth trout for the year. Fishing Report: Great bream shing just about any creek, dock or pond you want to try. Yellowmouth trout should be a bet anywhere from downtown bridges to Green Cove. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. The 10U Creeks Crushers fast pitch softball team capped an amazing season by winning the 2013 USSSA 10 and under A team World Series at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World in July. The team went undefeated in pool play and defeated the River City Rebels 3-2 in the championship game. This talented group of girls won their last nine consecutive tournaments that included six tournament titles, two Florida State Championships and the World Series Championship. The team is coached by Mike Bruman, Todd Sandiford, Allen Sykes and Jessie Wolf. The players include Mallorie Sykes, Morgan Bruman, Faith Sandiford, Peyton Wolf, Kylie Hammonds, Kendall Ford, Aaliyah Monds, Megan OBrien, Allison Bratek, Madison Bratek and Lauren Bevis.

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Jacksonville, FL 904.325.9868 www.castellumdevelopment.com It was a fun start to the school year as students were able to reunite with old friends and make new ones. Now however, its time to get down to business. The fourth week of school is rounding to an end as athletes get the hang of the new rhythm of classes, practices and their meets, matches and games. Coming up next week is the Bartram vs. St. Augustine football game that can be easily called the most competitive game of the year. St. Augustine has yet to lose to the Bears in the past, although theyve always given them a close game. The game will take place at St. Augustine High School on September 20. With a week left to prepare themselves, the boys have been building up a competitive re with hope to be the rst team to beat St. Augustine; however, they also have a lot of pressure on their backs. Another big and exciting game to look forward to is the homecoming game that will be played against Seabreeze High School at home on September 27. Before the game, the homecoming court winners will be dressed up and presented to the fans and the students, with their overwhelmingly high spirits eager for the dance the following evening. The girls and boys cross country team have had a few meets already, but are still just getting into their competition for this season. Paul Nowicki, the boys coach for the last nine years describes his new team as young, but with a tremendous work ethic. As state runners-up two years ago, the team hopes to make it back this year and wont stop running until they get it. BTHS Sports RoundupBy Megan Grant, BTHS StudentAs for the girls, their goal is to return to states and place even higher than last season, where they earned seventh place along with conference and district champions. Hannah Giangaspro, a senior on the team who has been running for three years exclaimed that she runs for her teammates and that they keep her going. With an impressive time of 19:12 on her fastest 5K, Giangaspro is looking forward to the challenges presented in her future. The next meet will take place at Mandarin on September 14 at 7:30 a.m. Nothing is too early for the Bears that just seem to never stop running. We have much to look forward to for the future of the black and blue, as the athletics grow stronger everyday and athletes continue to strive for the best with dedication, determination and heart. Friends of the LibraryBOOK SALESat. Sept. 14 9:30 AM Noon Bartram Trail Branch Library The school year has begun and as usual, that means the sports teams are red up and ready to go! The Nease Panthers football team has been praacticing since early August and theyre ready for lots of victories. Furthermore, there are going to be some exciting changes at Nease involving sports. The rst unveiling will be football: with a tailgate for every home game (featuring music, food, face painting and games), themed t-shirts and a new pumped-up spirit revival, the Panthers are expecting a tremendous turnout and morale for all games. There are other changes and specifics, but those will be revealed through the coming season. Also, the student section, which will be right next to Neases fantastic band, has been renamed The Jungle. Here, there will be an atmosphere of the famous Nease Pride, fueled by the talented musicians who play at every game. This year will focus on Nease Sports RoundupBy Contributing Writer Elena Castello, Nease Studentgetting the sport atmosphere energized and excited and the Golden Boosters Panther Club has dedicated many hours and invested nancially to make this year phenomenal. With incentives for students and plans for all sporting events, this committee is sure to set the precedent for an unmatched athletic unity, on and o the eld.As the summer starts to depart, leaves begin to fall and the weather begins to cool, we start heading into our fall season. For the Creekside sports department the fall sports teams have been working hard all summer and even at the end of last year. All teams have been preparing themselves for a winning streak this year. The Knights football team has been training all year round for a strong winning season. This year might just become Knight Time for every team the Knights go up against. Come out and cheer on the Knights varsity team at home on September 27 as they battle it out against Fletcher High School at 7:00 p.m. The junior varsity team will be going up against Nease at home on September 19. Lets CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentbring the Creekside crazies back up to the stands and send our team as much support as possible. Both the girls and boys cross country teams have been training for over three months to blow away any competition this year. The varsity cross country teams have a FLrunners Invite meet coming up on September 28. The meet is being held in Titusville. Only the top 10 boys and girls are competing in this speci c meet. The volleyball team has a couple of huge games coming up this month as well. The varsity team plays Nease at Nease on September 19 and the Bartram Trail Bears at Bartram on September 24. Both games are district matches, so come out and support your Creekside Knights volleyball team at 5:30 p.m. for JV and 6:30 p.m. for varsity. The JV team will be having a JV only match on September 11 against Bolles at home. With the new school year also comes new beginnings for some of our sports team. The girls cross country team has a new head coach, Coach Kelly Gooding and assistant coach, Coach Katie Bohatch. The girls are all excited to be able to train alongside two awesome coaches and teachers! With all the training our athletes continue to put in year after year we are only going to get better. So go ahead and take your suit of armor and charge this year ahead of you at full speed. Lets go Creekside Knights! Watch out Bears, the Knights are invading! The scouts of Troop 280 have been busy this summer. At our most recent Court of Honor, over 135 Merit Badges were awarded, as well as many awards for advancement in rank. Two Eagle Scout ranks were also achieved by Dalton Rust and Jacob Perry, who have worked hard to attain this rank over several years. We currently have the privilege of having Eagle Scout Logan Turner serve as our junior assistant Scoutmaster. Turner recently received his Eagle Bronze Palm and continues to work with leadership of the troop. After attending summer News from Troop 280Contributed by Lisa Leavins camp in North Carolina, many scouts also took part in activities at Camp Echockotee nearby, with some being spotted on a local newscast. A group of boys also enjoyed camping at Anastasia Island just before the start of the school year. They enjoyed a di erent kind of campout, taking in an outdoor movie at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and enjoying an outing to a national monument for their Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. In addition, several scouts and parents enjoyed a deep sea shing adventure during July. Two more Eagle Scout candidates had fundraisers to nance their Eagle project, which were completed this summer. Matt Miller planned and oversaw the completion of a re pit and seating area for River of Life Church. Eric Sorenson planned and completed the repairs and renovations to the sign at the St. Johns County Library Bartram Trail branch. Collin Turner completed his project as well, which was to re-develop the playground area of his church preschool. All of the Eagle candidates appreciate the support from the community for their endeavors.News from Troop 280 cont. on pg. 41

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Page 42, The CreekLine September 2013 www.thecreekline.com DURBINCROSSING.COMJACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITY and growing!Have you heard the news? A brand new K-8 school is going to be built in the heart of Durbin Crossing scheduled to open for the 2014 school year. Families are ocking to North Floridas most sought after community because of the top rated new schools nearby, 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, and stunning model homes from our excellent builders. Join the excitement! See Durbin Crossing today.is coming toA brand new K-8 school! Like us on FacebookDennis 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.comDavid Weekley Homes www.davidweekleyhomes.comCHECKOUTOUR NEWWEBSITE! The Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics swim team nished out the summer long course season with some dazzling achievements. Seven Loggerhead swimmers are ranked in the Florida Swimming 2013 long course top ten. Congratulations to Michael Morton ( fth in the 11-12 1500m free), Isaiah Thompson (ninth in the 10 and under 100m breast), Abbey Ellis (sixth in the 11-12 200m back), Anna Gapinski (eighth in the 11-12 1500m free), Summer Stan- eld (10th in the 11-12 50m free), Julianna Pettinger ( fth in the 15-16 100m back and eighth in the 15-16 100m y) and Dani Gordon ( fth in the 15-16 100m breast and sixth in the 15-16 200m breast). Loggerhead senior swimmers showed their speed at the 2013 Florida Swimming Senior Championship meet held at Indian River State College. For the Loggerhead 15-16 girls, Gordon raced to rst place nishes in the both 200m IM and 200m breaststroke and Pettinger came in rst in the 100m back and second in the 100m y. JCLAs Eric Jacob also turned in an impressive second place nish in the mens open 200m y at this statewide competition. Loggerhead age group swimmers rocked the pool at the Area 1 and 4 Championships in Tallahassee. In addition to JCLAs overall third place nish, Lexi Smith and Ty LaRue each brought home high point winner trophies and Lukas Burchianti was the high point runner up for 15-18 year old boys. Loggerhead individual rst School is back in session and with that comes the start of another exciting year of sports at Creekside High School. All of the fall sporting events, such as football, band, cheer, dance team, swim, cross country, volleyball and golf, are underway. All of this would not be possible without the constant support of the Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Club (CKABC). Under the direction of president, Anne Marie Gennusa and in coordination with Guy Harris, athletic director, the Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Clubs main purpose is to provide cooperation of home, school and community in support of all of the athletic programs of Creekside High School. The 2013 membership drive is currently underway. All student athlete families at Creekside are strongly encouraged to help further the success of their athletic programs by joining the boosters at any of the levels of membership. The booster club also relies heavily on the support of our business and community sponsors. Please contact CKABC at www.creeksideknights.com if you are interested in helping our student athletic programs. The booster club is proud to partner with the Travis Manion Foundation for the third annual 9/11 Heroes Run-Jacksonville. Volunteer, donate or cheer, but most of all Honor the sacri ces of 9/11. Driven to Give, inspired by the Lincoln Reimage Project, will be at the Knights varsity football game on Friday, September 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. They will donate $20 to Creekside High School for each test drive or survey completed that night. Whichever CHS sports team is best represented that evening Creekside Knights booster club updateBy Contributing Writer Debby McKernan, Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Boardwill be awarded a special prize for their team. Get your Creekside spirit wear! Dont buy the knocko sWilliams Athletics is authorized and now carries authentic Creekside High School spirit wear! The Kings Closet will also be open for business at select sporting events throughout the school year. Save the date! The third annual Running of the Knights will be held on Friday, May 14, 2014 at Creekside High School. This is a 5k run/walk, a centipede team race and one mile fun run. There will also be a family-friendly festival with food, games, music and more. Further information about Creekside Athletic Booster Club or upcoming events may be found on the website at www. creeksideknights.com. Go Knights!Loggerheads nish long course seasonBy Contributing Writer Lorraine Herrerosplace nishers were Aidan Paro, Eleanor Pollitt, Hadley Browder, Ryan Krejci, LaRue, Smith, Ben Koros, Burchianti, Ethan Chestang and Matthew Morin. Second place winners were Angelica Lagasca, Kate Revels, Kendall Henley, Erin Wadhams, Jane Wadhams, Tanvi Marulendra, Emma Revels and Jessica Koros. Third place nishers were Madison Braum, Yvette Zerry and Elizabeth Pauly. JCLA was proud to be represented at the Southern Zone Age Group Champs in Greenville, South Carolina by our assistant head coach Jennifer Ferguson who was selected to coach the 13-14 girls Florida Zone all-star team. Swimmers Brittney Campbell and Pettinger exempli ed the teams values of excellence and sportsmanship at the meet with Pettinger nishing rst in the 100 back and third in the 100 y.Photo by John Hulvey. Loggerhead high point winner, Lexi Smith.

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